The Earl of March, patron of the UK’s most celebrated motor sport meetings – the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival – is delighted to announce today the provisional 2010 dates for these hugely popular annual events.

The 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed is provisionally scheduled to take place over the weekend of 2-4 July, subject to final confirmation of the rest of the motor sport calendar. It will be the 18th running of the world’s largest celebration of motoring culture and promises to be packed with action and excitement as the planet’s most glamorous racing machinery and famous drivers gather together in the beautiful surroundings of Goodwood Park. The 2010 theme for this leading motor sport event is currently being finalised and will be announced in the coming weeks.

For 2010 the unique Goodwood Revival is provisionally scheduled for the weekend of 17-19 September. The Revival is truly a magical step back in time and celebrates the halcyon days of motor racing as it used to be with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour of the era. Competitors and spectators alike dress in period fashions with the finest sights and entertainment of the pre-1966 era for all to enjoy.

Both 2010 Goodwood motor sport events promise a spectacular array of cars and motorcycles, plus fabulous star drivers and riders to thrill the crowds. As enthusiasts have come to expect from Goodwood, a series of further enhancements will be made for 2010, including upgrades to many entertainment facilities, flexible grandstand seating with more roaming viewing available, plus improvements to the on-site camping facilities.

Watch this space over the coming weeks and months for the latest news and updates on these ‘must attend’ sporting and social occasions, with something for everyone!

As in previous years, admission to both Goodwood motor sport events will be strictly by advance ticket only, with 2010 ticket sales commencing from 1 November 2009. Tickets and further information for the 2010 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival can be ordered by registering on-line at the ‘My Goodwood’ section of the Goodwood website, or via the Ticket Hotline (+44 1243 755055).