This year’s Goodwood Revival is adding a new event: a race for bikes from 1951-1954. Entrants include a Matchless G45, BMW RS51, AJS 7R, Gilera Saturno, BSA Gold Star, Norton Dominator and Vincent Black Shadow among many others. The list of racers sounds like an all-time list of top riders: eight-time World Champion Phil Read, 10-time TT winner Stan Woods, seven-time TT winner Mick Grant, former 500cc World Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion Wayne Gardner, three-time British Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie, former Grand Prix rider and now BBC commentator Steve Parrish, 14-time TT winner John McGuinness, 12-time North West 200 winner Michael Rutter and BMW WSB test rider Jeremy McWilliams. Phew.
The Goodwood Revival is an annual event held at the Earl of March’s
estate in West Sussex. Not to be confused with the Festival of Speed,
which is also held there, the revival revives his circuit’s 1948-1966
heyday. Visitors to the three-day event dress in period garb and are
entertained by various types of period appropriate car and motorcycle
racing. The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy for 1950s motorcycles will
alternate every other year with a series for 1960s race bikes