THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Occasionally awful weather did nothing to dampen this year’s Goodwood Revival
The official theme of last weekend’s Goodwood Revival may not have been ‘British Spirit’, but it was certainly the unofficial mantra at this year’s show.
Traditional British weather ensured that the glam cab girls were under brollies, but the racers certainly weren’t – all the races went ahead as planned. No lap records were set this year, but there was bravery aplenty; the amount of sideways and wayward action witnessed this year may never be repeated.
Whether it was the furious buzz of a fourcylinder Austin at the first corner (Madgwick) or a Studebaker’s howl flying through the chicanes onto the start/finish straight, nearly everyone wanted to prove their worth in the slippery conditions.
The Kinrara Trophy entered its second year, with the Jaguar E-type number 33 of Phil Keen and Jon Min shaw romping home to victory, ahead of nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen. The cars of Scotland’s most famous racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, paraded throughout the weekend – with Sir Jackie Stewart leading. The most notable star away from the circuit was the Fiat 500. More than 120 of Italy’s favourite car were on display throughout the day – read more about it over the page.
Lord March’s presence wasn’t as high profile as usual, following the death on 1 September of his father, Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 10th Duke of Richmond. Showing true British character, however, the show went on. CCW offers its condolences.