GOODWOOD REVIVAL, TANTI MOVES, RARE SPARES ON SCREEN
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