ENGLAND & the GOODWOOD REVIVAL
September 8 – 16, 2019
September 16-19, 2019
The Goodwood Revival is the only major sporting event in the world to take place completely in period. Furthermore Goodwood is the only classic circuit in the world to be entirely in its original form and the whole site has been maintained and dressed to be exactly how it was in the heyday of motor racing – perfect in every detail. It is the ultimate experience – a magical step back in time to a different era, celebrating both motor racing and flying. You will enjoy the thrill of watching the world’s most exotic and valuable historic racing cars being driven absolutely on the limit. The event is an intoxicating mix of incredible machinery, extraordinary driving, fabulous fashion, and the glorious noise and atmosphere of the world’s most evocative cars and aircraft.
We start our program with touring in the Midlands and Southern Cotswolds, the original hub of the British car industry. We enjoy this remarkably beautiful region while visiting the Jaguar and Morgan factories and some notable museums. Two exceptional visits include an Aston Martin restorer and a private tour of the Williams Formula 1 Museum and Trophy Room. We have two sets of hotel stays at Stratford upon Avon and Oxford. Both first class classic English hotels with excellent rooms.
September 8 & 9 – Stratford upon Avon – Heathrow arrival and transfer to Stratford upon Avon. Our hotel, the Stratford, is in the heart of the town. At dinner we are joined by Le Mans winner and Porsche Test Driver, Richard Attwood. Scheduled are visits to the Jaguar and Morgan factories. Also, visits to the Gaydon British Automobile Museum plus a small village garage that has morphed over the last hundred years from a smithy to a funky garage museum. The cars are mainly un-restored classics, the original signage alone will amaze you. Dinner, one night, will be in a 16th century coaching Inn. Previous diners were a certain Mr & Mrs. Shakespeare.
September 10 & 11– Oxford – Moving a little further south we are welcomed at the De Vere Oxford Thames hotel for the next two nights. We are excited to be offering, for the first time, this glorious Medieval hotel set in thirty acres of parkland on the banks of the River Thames. Following our check-in, cocktails will be served on the lawn, before dinner in the classic restaurant. Our day in the Oxford area naturally lends itself to the Aston Martin marque. A very well known restorer, raconteur and demonic racer, Desmond Smail shows us his quite dramatic workshops where he re-builds, re-furbishes and sells Aston Martin road cars from DB1’s to present day. Want a DB7 Zagato? Bring your checkbook! We also schedule a visit to the race preparation shop of Tuthill Porsche. A sleepy little village hiding the #1 Porsche historic rally shop. So well prepared that even the Porsche factory uses them.
September 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 – Goodwood – Before we journey to the south coast we visit the Williams Formula 1 Centre. Once nearly impossible to get into, we are now on the invite list. This remarkable museum displays the incredible history of Williams F1, with every F1 car, from Alan Jones to Ayrton Senna, they are all there. Williams' successful history is on display in the ‘Trophy Room’ The silver cups, plates and statues depicts each winning car and driver. A splendid lunch is arranged by the staff in the VIP room. Following lunch, it’s on to Goodwood House for Lord March's pre-Goodwood cricket match, ending in an amazing Spitfire air display. Dinner includes a guest speaker. Our first taste of the Revival also includes visits to the National Car Museum at Beaulieu and the Bonhams auction. In the evening, we visit an historic pub for dinner. Both Saturday and Sunday, we are based in the "Ultimate Salvadori Suite", the top Hospitality section at the event. The cars are racing through the chicane just a few feet from us. Each day, we are visited by racing celebrities and are also accompanied through the Paddock with Alain DeCadenet, a mine of knowledge. Sunday dinner, we are joined by 5-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell and Brian Redman.
Allowing you to enjoy this event in total your Goodwood Revival includes admission to the VIP hospitality suites. Not only do you get track side viewing but the privacy of our own marquee which includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and continuous service of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All this and period entertainment of WWII aircraft and WAAF entertainers. Paddock access is also offered, an opportunity to see the cars up close and mix with both drivers and celebrities. Included in your welcome packet will be a souvenir program and ear set to tune into Radio Goodwood for the entire weekend. Period attire is suggested but not compulsory and can be as simple as summer frocks/pant suits and sports jacket and slacks.
This three day addition is planned to allow for a lot of activity but still leave time for shopping and relaxing. Included in the program is a ‘flight’ on the London Eye, two West End shows, dinner on the South Bank and some day time touring taking in highlights, such as Churchill’s War Rooms. We’ll journey through the bustling West End into the old City of London. We also include a Thames cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Bridge and English High Tea at the Ritz.
ENGLAND THE GOODWOOD REVIVAL
Tour Dates: September 8– September 16, 2019 9 days
Tour Price: $6,950 per person, twin occupancy
$1,550 single supplement (Air not included)
GOODWOOD SHORT PROGRAM: You can opt to join the tour solely for the Goodwood section.
Tour Dates: Thursday, September 12 thru to Monday, September 16, 2019 - 5 days
Tour Price: $5,480 per person, twin occupancy
$1,200 single supplement (Air not included)
LONDON ADDITION following the Revival Program continue on to London
Tour Dates: Monday, September 16 thru to Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4 days
Tour Price: $1,920 per person, twin occupancy
$ 750 single supplement (Air not included)
Arrival & Departure City: London (Heathrow)
GOODWOOD REVIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE:
Friday - 1:00pm – 5:00pm Official practice day.
Saturday - 9:00am – 6:00pm Highlight races – hugely popular St. Mary’s saloon (sedan) car race featuring a host of famous drivers.
Historic Grand Prix cars and the TT motor cycles also race today.
Qualifying for the “Tourist Trophy’ GT cars and Whitsun Trophy for prototype sports cars.
Sunday - 9:00am – 6:00pm
Highlight races include the sensational RAC ‘Tourist Trophy’ for sixties GT cars and the super fast Whitsun Trophy for prototype sports cars. 2nd appearance of the GP cars, TT bikes and Saloons. Lunch time performance by RAF band and Battle of Britain fly by.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
Luxury accommodations at the 4* Stratford Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, the 4th Devere Oxford Thames Hotel and the 4* Portsmouth Marriott hotel in Portsmouth. Full English breakfasts throughout, dinners, lunches and afternoon teas as per itinerary; Events and Admissions included are Jaguar Factory Tour, Morgan Factory Tour, Williams F1 Museum & Trophy Room, National Heritage Museum, Porsche Rally Shop, Desmond Smail Aston Martin, Lord March Private Charity Cricket Match, Lord Montague’s National Car Museum, three days at Goodwood Historic Races with VIP Hospitality Suite, Walkabout with Alain de Cadenet, Dinner with Brian Redman and Derek Bell, Dinners with celebrity guests, private coach transportation with hotel/airport transfers, all taxes. Tour led by Steve Austin.
Note: We are joined by a number of racing celebrities during the tour such as Derek Bell, Brian Redman, Richard Attwood, Alain DeCadenet and Jochen Mass.