1) If I only go for one day, which is the best one to pick - or is the ambience enjoyable enough for a semi interested other half to attend for 2 or 3 days.
When I go for one day I prefer Friday because you get a chance to see all of the cars on the track in practice.
If there is a specific genre you'd really like to see racing then check the The Racing Programme
on the Goodwood Revival website for a description of each of the races then see The Race Timetable
for the day your favourite is on. For instance, if you want to see the Morgans battling with Lotuses, MGs, TVRs and other cars in the Production Sports and GT
class then you'll want to be there for the Fordwater Trophy
on Saturday. If it's 1.5-litre Formula One and Tasman cars
that float your boat then you might want to see the Glover Trophy
For the last couple of years Saturday has been designated Ladies Day
but that seems to have been missed out this year.
2) The whole dressing up thing; I confess that it's not really my bag of tricks, but does everybody get dressed up in period rig ? Is pretending we all live in the fifties an integral part of enjoying the weekend, & by not dressing up will I miss out ?
I'd say that N22MOG's estimate of 60% is low, I'd put it more like 75% at least. It doesn't take much, I got a sports jacket and a pair of cord trousers from a charity shop for a few quid. It really does help to get into the atmosphere of the event.
3) who out of you lot will be attending ?
I already have my weekend tickets, pre-1973 car park sticker and paddock passes.