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Published 04 September 2012

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Goodwood Supports  British Historic Vehicle Clubs

As the finishing touches are being put to the preparations for this year’s Goodwood Revival (14-16 September), Goodwood is delighted to announce that the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) has joined the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC).

Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

The FBHVC is a grouping of almost 500 vehicle clubs and museums, plus around 1,500 trade and individual supporters. It aims to uphold the freedom to use old vehicles on the roads without any undue restrictions, as well as supporting its member organisations in whatever way it can.

The Goodwood Revival annually attracts over 138,000 visitors, many using old vehicles to drive to the event and proudly display them in the pre-1966 Revival Car Show parking area. The Revival is also supported on-site by a sizeable fleet of pre-1966 vehicles delivering essential supplies for catering, fuel, retails goods, competitor back-up, and so on, in addition to the 300+ vehicles racing or parading on the Goodwood track each day.

Handing over the cheque to FBHVC Vice President Geoff Smith, GRRC Secretary James MacNaughton said; “at Goodwood we recognise that a significant part of the attraction of the annual Revival Meeting is the fascinating display of cars of all ages that can be seen in the car parks. It is thus hugely important for the continued success of our event that nothing is done to deter enthusiasts from driving their families and friends to Goodwood and other venues in their treasured historic vehicles. We support the FBHVC in its work in ensuring that there are no restrictions on the use of such vehicles in the UK.”

Simultaneously it was announced that in conjunction with the University of Brighton, the FBHVC will be carrying out an independent research programme for Goodwood to determine the economic benefit that the annual Revival meeting brings to the local area. The Revival is widely considered to be one of the best known and most prestigious events in the international historic vehicle calendar and continually attracts over 130,000 supporters from both the UK and overseas to Goodwood each September.

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