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2022 Fully Escorted Luxury Self Drive Goodwood Revival Tour

A Luxury Fully Escorted Self Drive Tour
The Worlds Greatest Classic Motoring Event
September 11th 2022
Goodwood Revival
luxury escorted Tour
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Over the past two decades the Goodwood Revival has established itself as the world’s
premier classic motoring event and a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of
motor racing in the romantic time capsule of the golden era of motor racing at one of the
world’s most authentic circuits. It’s the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the
nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the glory days of Goodwood
Motor Circuit.
This FULLY ESCORTED SELF DRIVE tour will take you from the luxurious Four Star
Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames at Windsor through the English
countryside visiting iconic events, attractions and motor collections culminating with three
days in Reserved Grandstand Seating at the Goodwood Revival then back to Brooklands
for our Farewell Dinner.
You will stay in wonderful Four Star accommodation including restored country mansions
and country estates and your travel companions are like minded people with an interest in
classic motoring and relaxed touring. You can depart and arrive from your hotel each
day in your own luxury car and in your own time as every day’s itinerary is plotted on our
GPS units that will lead you through the days attractions and finally to your hotel each
If you love touring and the Goodwood Revival is on your bucket list, this is an outstanding
opportunity to join us for what promises to be an outstanding celebratory event.
The Goodwood Revival is a magical step back in time, a
unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor
racing in the romantic time capsule of the golden era of motor
racing!at one of the world’s most authentic circuits.
The experience starts in Surrey with our Welcome Dinner at the
historic!Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames at
Windsor.! Next morning it's off!to the Williams F1 centre for a
guided tour of the collection . We tour the Morgan Motor Car
Factory before heading south to the historic city of Bath then on
to!the Haynes Museum and an overnight at a fabulous hotel in
the New Forest to explore the Beaulieu National Museum.! The
next 4 nights near Arundel for the Goodwood Revival then to
complete the experience we visit the Brooklands Museum and
our Farewell Dinner is at the Brookland Hotel.
SEPTEMBER 11th to September 20th 2022
Day 1 Windsor - Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Broadway - Williams F1 89 Miles
Day 3 Bath - Morgan Factory 86 Miles
Day 4 New Forest - Haynes - Beaulieu 93 Miles
Day 5 Arundel - William Medcalf Bentley 99 Miles
Day 6 Arundel - Goodwood Revival 10 Miles
Day 7 Arundel - Goodwood Revival 10 Miles
Day 8 Arundel- Goodwood Revival 10 Miles
Day 9 Brooklands & Farewell Dinner 47 Miles
Day 10 Tour End
For those arriving at Heathrow, once you have collected your car it’s just a 20 minute drive to The
Oakley Court Hotel at Windsor with time to relax before our Welcome Dinner in the hotel
Conservatory this evening.
Oakley Court wasn’t always a luxury country house hotel in Windsor. Life began way back before the
days of Dracula and The Phantom staging his famous opera. Behind the scenes, the story is thriller-
From as far back as 1859 famous names graced the hotel including the Prince of Wales (later King
Edward VII!), Leslie Ward (The famed SPY artist of Vanity Fair) and Napoleon IV, the last survivor of
the Napoleon dynasty – to name just a few.
After 1965, the house was vacant – except for the film crews who made over 200 films on location.
These include the world-famous Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and the original ‘Half a
Sixpence’ (1967). The hotel opened in 1981 and has been used to film TV shows such as ‘Law and
Order’ and ‘The Comic Strip Presents’. The hotel hosted Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for the annual
swan upping.
Today we tour the Morgan Motor Company followed by a buffet lunch at the factory. Morgan was
established in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan with the design of the Morgan three-wheeler. A four-wheeled
model began production in 1936, and Morgan cars have long become famous the world over for
their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance.
All Morgans are coach built and the development of the model-range has taken the marque into the
21st Century and today Morgan builds in excess of 1300 cars per year. Tonight’s hotel, The
Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath is about 45 minutes drive from the Morgan factory. Dinner tonight
is your choice
This morning the road south to the Haynes Motor Museum, the UK's largest exhibition which has recently
completed a multi-million pound makeover in 12 exhibition halls. On display are over 400 of the greatest
cars from around the world from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces
to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
Leave Haynes at your leisure and it’s a 90 minute drive to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The
motor museum exhibits include some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record
Breakers like Bluebird, ‘Film Star’ cars like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and rare oddities like the giant orange
on wheels. The museum features world land speed record cars, however the museum is not just for car
lovers as Palace House is listed as one of the Treasure Houses of England, and part of a collection of ten of
the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today.
Formerly the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and
gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. The house has
been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wrothesley, later 1st Earl of
Southampton, bought the Estate after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Also on site is the abbey
founded by the Cistercian Monks in 1204. You’re free to depart in your own time to make your way to the
hotel and dinner is included tonight in the hotel.
On our 2019 tour was in time for the 100
Years of Bentley celebrations and we
managed to arrange a guided tour of
William Medcalf Ltd a specialist in the
preparation and preservation of vintage
Bentleys. This was such a resounding
success that we will again visit the day
before the start of the Goodwood
Revival when cars are being prepared
for Revival events. It’s about an hours
drive from Rhinefield House to William
Medcalf’s and the tour will finish about
lunch time which will give the afternoon
free to check into our hotel and rest up
for the Revival on Friday. Tonight at
dinner we will have a short briefing on
the next three days at the Revival..
The first day of the Goodwood Revival and if you
haven’t been before, the best day to see what it’s all
about as the crowds are at their lowest. Friday is
Practice Day so every car that will compete over
the next two days will be on the track and late
afternoon there is a one hour race into the sunset.
We will leave the hotel after an early breakfast to
secure a car park as close to the entry gates as
possible. This will be the plan for the next three
days although travel time is reduced on Saturday
and Sunday as we miss the business day rush hour.
Your GPS has been set for Car Park “C” which is
the closest to the main entry gate. If its raining (it
is England!) or you have some mobility issues
there are shuttles that roam the car park all day
and can drop you at the car park exit gate. The car
park is HUGE so don’t forget where you parked.
Your program has been pre-ordered so just
present your vouchers (vouchers are in your
folder). Once inside turn right to the various
grandstands and markets, and straight on will take
you into the tunnel under the track and to the pits
and more entertainment.
Don't be fooled into thinking all the fun takes place
within the Motor Circuit. If you cross the bridge
taking you - literally - Over the Road you open the
door to a whole world of frivolity.
Live performances add a buzz of glamour to the
Revival with many of these performances taking
place Over the Road and there is plenty of seating
from which to enjoy this retro and retro-inspired
music. There’s fairground rides, a roller disco
and any number of eating and drinking spots.
After the races are over and night falls, the Doom
Bar is a particularly popular place for a spot of
dancing and excited chatter, with live music and
real ales until 2230hrs (2130hrs on Sunday). It is
not only the Revival High Street that offers guests
the chance to pick up unique memorabilia and
interesting gifts. Over the Road features a host of
excellent stalls, mainly made up of motoring or
vintage related wares.
If you think that the Revival is just about cars,
today may very well change your mind with period
machinery of all shapes and sizes, incredible
aircraft displays, live music, dancing and fashion
recreating the golden age of motorsport. Many
Revival visitors go to great lengths to dress in
period style and achieve that authentic look
playing a key role in making the Revival such a
unique event. While you're not required to dress
up, you’ll feel much more involved if you do. So if
you didn’t bring your tweeds and trilbies or frills
and frocks, today is the day to hit the Revival
Market and the Revival High Street.
Dinner is your choice this evening.
Today the the big crowds arrive and Saturday is
Ladies Day, There’s live music from big bands to
jazz and boogie-woogie to rock ‘n’ roll plus a cast
of spivs, grid girls, army officers and evacuees all
playing a part in the unique atmosphere.
Late afternoon sees the start of the Freddie
March Memorial Trophy with a fabulous
collection of classic sports-racing cars such as
Jaguar C-type, Aston Martin DB3 and DB3S,
Austin-Healey 100S, Ferrari 750, Allard and
HWM racing on into the twilight.
Highlights of the programme are the Barry
Sheene Memorial Trophy race for motorcycles,
the hugely popular St Mary’s Trophy for saloon
cars and the post-war Grand Prix cars fighting
for grip as they battle for the Goodwood Trophy.
The Whitsun Trophy is the weekend’s fastest race
and is always guaranteed to provide breathtaking
entertainment and close racing.
The 45-minute Shelby Cup is a two-driver event
featuring pitstops at mid-distance to enable a
rapid handover. A rumbling full-capacity grid of
30 cars, running in up-to-1966 vintage, is
expected and promises to be an unmissable
For a break, go “Over the Road” for an exciting
array of vintage stores, live music, food and
Dinner is your choice this evening.
Today features what, for many fans, is the
highlight of the weekend’s racing, the Royal
Automobile Club TT Celebration race for some of
the world’s most valuable racing cars.
These are the beautiful GT cars that, in days gone
by contested the famous Tourist Trophy races.
The motorcycles are back out again too as are the
saloon cars, and a mouth-watering array of
historic Formula One cars and sports cars of the
1950s and 1960s in an action-packed programme
of wheel to wheel racing. In the air will be the
Spitfires and Hurricanes that flew from Goodwood
to fight the Battle of Britain.
The day culminates with the Prize Giving
ceremony where Lord March awards his much-
coveted prizes and medals.
Away from the track action, the Earls Court Motor
Show is a recreation of the original show of the
same name, complete with period Art Deco
façade. The indoor exhibition is a recreation of
the motor show as you would have seen it in the
1950s and 60s, where manufacturers of the era
showcase their vehicles of the future.
And don’t miss the Revival Car Show in the car
park which has become one of the largest and
divers vehicle displays in the world and don't be
surprised if you stumble across Mods and Rockers
hanging out and dancing in the streets, or people
jiving under the trees. Dinner is your choice this
Our last day on the road as we turn north to Surrey
and the Brooklands Hotel for our Farewell
The fast route back will take about 90 minutes
directly to the Brooklands Museum and the
birthplace of British motorsport and aviation,
home of Concorde and the site of many
engineering and achievements throughout eight
decades of the 20th century. The museum is an
outstanding piece of history in itself and an
opportunity to see everything from vintage cars
and motor cycles, to a Wellington Bomber and the
one of the last Concordes. You have the rest of the
day here to wander through the exhibits and those
interested in something a bit more modern can
visit the adjacent Mercedes Benz World for the
opportunity to drive some of the latest models.
Like other days you are free to make your own way
so if you feel like passing anything on the way or go
direct to the hotel, please do so but remember
check-in time at the hotel is 3:00pm.
DAY 10 Tuesday SEPTEMBER 20th
Checkout time is not until 11:00am so if you’re not making an early flight join us for breakfast in the
restaurant for final farewells. After last goodbyes return your car to London Heathrow or your previously
arranged drop point or continue touring.
“Thank you to both of you for making our Goodwood tour
fantastic. We really enjoyed ourselves, the amount of work
you put into these tours really comes through. The company
was great, hotels great, touring great”.
TC Qld Australia
9 Nights accommodation in Luxury Hotels
9 Days Luxury Car hire – Options available at additional cost
4 Dinners including Welcome and Farewell dinners
Full breakfast every day
Windsor Castle Tour
Goodwood Revival entry including Reserved Grandstand Seating
Brooklands Motor Museum
Morgan Motor Company Factory Tour
William Medcalf Bentley tour
Haynes Motor Museum
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Comprehensive Road Book with Daily Route Notes
GPS Navigator with full route planning
Classic Driving Tours Travel Pack
Standard tour car is Mercedes E Class
Options Include Mercedes S350 - Mercedes C Class Coupe - Mercedes C63 AMG - Mercedes S
Class Coupe - Range Rover Sport - Range Rover Vogue - Nissan GTR - Volvo XC90
Optional cars at additional cost by quotation
Welcome Dinner at Oakley Court Hotel (Beverages included)
Rhinefield House Private Dinner
Grand Farewell Dinner at The Brooklands Hotel (Beverages included)
Per Person based on two sharing a room and car hire.
A non-refundable deposit of A$1,000 per person is required to be sent with the Booking Form and received by us in
clear funds to secure your booking. The balance owing for the Tour is due and payable four months prior to Tour
departure, however you may remit payment of the Tour prior to this date. All Tour prices (Tour Prices) are based on
the exchange rate for the UK Pound applicable on the 1st of March 2021, include VAT, and are subject to change
and availability. Price increases may occur by reason of matters outside our control, which include, but are not
limited to, adverse currency fluctuations, variations in international shipping and transportation costs, fuel surcharges
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Return airfares to UK and airport transfers
Cost of meals and drinks and entry to places of interest other than those specifically included
in the final itinerary
Personal expenses
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Yapton Ln, Walberton, Arundel BN18 0LS
THE broadway hotel - broadway
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New Forest National Park, Rhinefield Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7QB
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