Lifestyle | Pleasure
20th August 2018
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Revival, and to celebrate the milestone, Goodwood’s assembling a huge parade of Revival race-winning cars from the past two decades.
The Revival Winners parade will feature nearly 50 of the most eminent race vanquishers, and many of the cars that are from previous Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophies. Jim Clark’s Lotus-Climax 25 – raced by Andy Middlehurst – that has won five of the last seven Glover trophies, and the ex-Raymond Mays ERA A-type R3A are just two of the Revival winners that are returning to Goodwood on 7-9 September to celebrate the Revival’s 20th anniversary.
The 1964 race entry to the Revival, including two Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes to be driven by contemporary team members Phil Hill and Bob Bondurant, and David Piper’s Ferrari LM will be the highlights of the 20th Anniversary revival which will be held from 7th – 9th September. A fleet of five Ferrari 250GTOs will face a phalanx of Lightweight and competition from E-type Jaguars, the Aston Martin Project 212 and 214 cars, and a pair of short-wheelbase Ferrari 250GT SWBs – including the 1961 TT winner.
During the Goodwood Motor Circuit’s frontline international life – 1948-1966 – the absolute jewel in the venue’s crown was the RAC Tourist Trophy. The great sports and GT car classic was challenged on the Sussex circuit seven times, from 1958-1964 inclusive, before being transported to Oulton Park in 1965 since Freddie Richmond – the contemporary Duke of Richmond & Gordon – had become uncomfortable about the rising speeds of Group 7 sports-racing cars, which the organizing clubs had begun admitting to the TT.
What sights and sounds – unseen and unheard at Goodwood for 34 long years. As Derek Bell declared in his round-up prize-giving speech that evening – “don’t go out of those gates over there – that’s the real world and nowhere near such a nice place as here…” Yes, indeed – aah nostalgia, the real thing…