A Shared History

The history of Aston Martin is inextricably linked with that of Goodwood, having competed at the famous Motor Circuit throughout its history.

As well as being a mainstay of the 71 Members’ Meetings held from 1949-’66, Aston Martin also dominated international competition at the circuit, winning all three of the famous ‘Nine Hours’ races, in 1952, ’53 and ’55, plus the Tourist Trophy in 1958 and ’59, as rounds of the World Sports Car Championship.

Arguably Aston Martin’s most famous moment at Goodwood came at the end of the nail-biting 1959 season, when the deciding race was held at Goodwood. Despite a pit fire, which eliminated the DBR1 he was sharing with Roy Salvadori, Stirling Moss took over the sister car of Carroll Shelby and Jack Fairman to score a famous victory and clinch the World Sports Car Championship title for Aston Martin in the process.

Famous Aston Martin racers of the era at Goodwood included Sir Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Mike Hawthorn, Roy Salvadori, Peter Collins, Jim Clark, Carroll Shelby, Jack Brabham and Innes Ireland.

In the modern era, Aston Martin has played a significant role at Goodwood, including the then brand new DB7 being the very first car to be displayed on the lawn directly outside Goodwood House at the inaugural Festival of Speed in 1993.

Since the Goodwood Revival began in 1998, Aston Martin cars have been part of the very fabric of the event. There can be no more evocative sight in historic motor sport than watching great drivers of past and present doing battle once again around the unspoiled Goodwood Motor Circuit in these fabulous machines.

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A Unique Event

As our centenary celebrations continue we were delighted to be playing a leading role at the 2013 Goodwood Revival, 13th - 15th September 2013. Taking place at the iconic Goodwood circuit, renowned as one of the world's most authentic, Goodwood Revival offers guests a unique chance to revel in all the glamour and allure of motor racing in a romantic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s and currently ranks as the world's most popular historic motor race meeting. 

Aston Martin was represented throughout the weekend, firstly with an exclusive twenty-five model Centenary Concours at 'Earls Court', the mocked up 'in-period' display recreating the classic 1950's and 1960's motor show experience. For 2013, in celebration of Aston Martin’s centenary, a fabulous collection of 25 road-going Aston Martins took centre-stage in Earls Court, representing the full 100-year history of the marque, from early pre-war sports cars to today’s supercars.