The Porsche 936 won the Le Mans 24 Hours three times at the hands of Jacky Ickx
The Porsche 911 SC Safari debuted in 1978, becoming one of the most iconic Martini cars
The Martini Jaguar XJ220 Race Car competed in the 1993 Italian GT Championship, with no factory backing
The iconic 037 took second and third at the 1000 Lakes rally in 1984
Sébastien Loeb drove this 911 GT3 Cup as part of Martini's 150th anniversary celebrations
Martini's involvement in motorsport dates back to 1925
Three Porsche 917k racers entered the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hour. The winning car broke the race distance record by 100kms
In 1975, the Martini Brabham BT44 took Carlos Reutemann and Carlos Pace to third and sixth in the drivers' championship
The following year saw Alfa's involvement with the Brabham-Alfa BT45, but the results were disappointing
Mario Andretti wore #1 on his Lotus-Ford, but it was Reutemann who lined up alongside Villeneuve on the front row at Laguna Seca
1981 saw a focus on sports cars. In 1982 the team missed the title by a single point
The 1984 Lancia LC2 showed great promise at Le Mans: both cars qualified on the front row, but were affected by gearbox faults
The 1985 Le Mans 24 hour saw the LC2 take sixth and seventh places
Markku Alén finished second in the World Rally Championship in 1986 at the wheel of his Delta S4
In 1988, the Delta won ten of the 11 rallies for which points were awarded
Not even the brilliant Colin McRae could push Ford higher than fourth in the manufacturers' championship in 1999
The Porsche 935 "Moby Dick" saw the 911's floor pan cut away and the car was lowered by 10cm
Iconic racing sponsor Martini is displaying 14 of its racing cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The total value of the collection is thought to be over £11 million, perhaps explaining why just five of the iconic machines are taking part in the competitive element of the hillclimb.
The exhibition is the largest collection of Martini Racing cars ever assembled, with cars from Group B to a Jaguar XJ220 that raced in the Italian GT Championship celebrating the drinks company’s rich association with motor racing. Highlights include the 1971 Le Mans-winning 917k and the 911 GT3 Cup driven by Sébastian Loeb at this year’s Porsche Supercup.
Audi’s R15 TDI the 917k’s record for the longest distance covered at Le Mans in 24 hours in 2010, and Martini-Porsche racing cars went on to take Le Mans titles in 1976 and 1977.
Martini sponsored, mid-engined Lancia 037 rally cars competed in 1982. Walter Rohl helped the team secure the last WRC title won in a rear-wheel drive car before the Martini Lancia Delta Integrale went on to win the manufacturer’s championship six times between 1987 and 1992. This immense record remains unbroken, and the Delta Integrale responsible will line up in the Martini Paddock at Goodwood.
Other rarities include Colin Chapman’s 1979 Lotus 80 and the brutal ‘Moby Dick’ Porsche 935 raced by Jacky Ickx. Another more modern highlight is Colin McRae’s Martini Ford Focus WRC car.
Click the image above to view all of the Martini Racing machines at Goodwood.