THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Oc­ca­sion­ally aw­ful weather did noth­ing to dampen this year’s Good­wood Re­vival

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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