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GOOD­WOOD RE­VIVAL, TANTI MOVES, RARE SPARES ON SCREEN

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A SELL-OUT CROWD

of 146,000 at­tended the three-day event to rub shoul­ders with celebri­ties and mo­tor­sport roy­alty at the Chich­ester, West Sus­sex, venue. To­gether they watched some 400 cars and mo­tor­cy­cles com­pete in 15 races in­volv­ing ma­chin­ery from five con­ti­nents.

Two thou­sand five hun­dred hula-hoops, 500 yo-yos and 500 Slinkies were given away to guests, while the Good­wood Farm made 16,500 burg­ers and 20,000 sausages for the race week­end.

Fri­day evening saw the start of rac­ing, and it was Emanuele Pirro and Nik­las Halusa who won the Kin­rara Tro­phy in the 1961 Fer­rari 250 GT SWB ‘Bread­van’. It was per­haps one of the most pho­to­genic races ever staged, with a glo­ri­ous sun­set bathing the cars as they raced down the La­vant Straight.

Open­ing the pro­ceed­ings on Satur­day, Dar­ren Turner took his first ever win at the Re­vival, in the Ford­wa­ter Tro­phy, at the wheel of the works 1950 As­ton Martin DB2. Sam Tord­off took sec­ond place in his 1953 Porsche 356 de­spite bog­ging down on the line and en­ter­ing the first cor­ner at the back of the pack and Calum Lockie took out the Good­wood tro­phy at the wheel of a 1938 Maserati 6CM.

In the in­au­gu­ral Jack Sears Memo­rial Tro­phy it was the Jaguar Mk1 that proved to be the car to beat, with three of them on the podium, the win­ning driver, be­ing John Young in a 1958 Jaguar Mk1.

The St Mary’s tour­ing car race was a tor­rid af­fair with a gag­gle of Lo­tus Corti­nas and Mini Cooper Ss bat­tling with huge Galax­ies, Bar­racu­das and a lone Stude­baker Lark Day­tona. The Amer­i­can iron had the power on the straights while the more nim­ble Corti­nas and Mi­nis would round them up un­der brakes and through cor­ners. Af­ter a fre­netic six-way bat­tle Andy Pri­aulx emerged with a win, but only af­ter fel­low for­mer World Tour­ing Car Cham­pion Rob Huff was pe­nalised for jump­ing the start.

The ground shak­ing 1960s

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