The amazing replica of 33EJB, expertly built by the late Graham McConnell and now owned by paddy Hopkirk himself, will be attending the Goodwood Revival, a three-day festival held each September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998 for the types of road racing cars and motorcycle that would have competed during the circuit’s heyday between 1948 and 1966. The restored circuit is unchanged from its heyday and many visitors wear appropriate period clothing and no modern vehicles are allowed within the circuit perimeter throughout the weekend.
This is the perfect setting for the little Mini that ruled the racing scene throughout the 60’s and the ideal opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of some of the worlds most iconic car, including the 33EJB replica, the first Mini to win the Monte Carlo Rally, in the capable hands of Paddy Hopkirk.
There are also theatrical sets, shopping areas, bars with live music, a fairground and even a roller-disco that bring the past back to life including many historic aircraft. Everyone is encourage to enjoy and participate in the nostalgia and most people who attend dress in period clothes. There is something for everyone and it gets better every year.
The festival acts as a showcase for exceptional wheel-to-wheel racing around a classic circuit, untouched by the modern world and relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, which ranked alongside Silverstone as Britain’s leading racing venue throughout its active years.
The festival includes Grand Prix cars from the Fifties and Sixties, sports and GT cars, as well as historic saloon cars and little-seen Formula Juniors. Goodwood Revival offers possibly the most diverse range of cars of any event in the UK, if not the world! It is a major draw to all kinds of enthusiasts and professionals, including the top names in motorsport. The festival often teams up the amazing cars on show with some of the motorsport greats, and in the past, this has included names such as Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Sir Jack Brabham and Damon Hill.