The world's most famous classic car race event opened its doors this weekend. Autocar reports from the Goodwood Revival
14 September 2013

The Goodwood Revival opened its doors this weekend to the world’s most beautiful, rare and expensive classic and race cars.

Thousands of visitors braved the inclement weather to attend the sell-out event, which featured a calendar packed with landmark events. Highlights included the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s first world championship, 50 years of the Mini Cooper S and the 90th anniversary of BMW Motorrad, the German firm’s motorcycle division.

The event also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first Goodwood nine hour with a 90 minute, two-driver race which saw classic race cars from Jaguar, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari and Austin-Healey compete into the early evening with headlights ablaze. 

More than 30 Jaguars competed, including a number of D types, E types and Mark II saloons, plus a C type once owned by Juan Fangio. An F-type is flanked by a pair of E-types in the Earls Court motor show area, alongside a number of other cars of the future from the period. 

Alongside its motorcycle and Mini celebrations, BMW also presented its classic collection, with models from BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. One particular highlight was a trio of 1800TI/SA touring cars, one of which driven by multiple touring car champion, Johnny Cecotto.

Other drivers competing in Goodwood’s myriad of races included Jean Alesi, John Cleland, Dario Franchitti, Christian Horner, Tom Kristensen, Nick Mason, Stirling Moss, Tiff Needell, Adrian Newey, John Surtees and Andy Wallace.

Click the image above to see our Goodwood Revival gallery.

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14 September 2013

The E-type is sooo! much prettier than the F-type.


15 September 2013

The great thing is, they are so exciting to see raced,as if there value doesn't matter.

Peter Cavellini.

15 September 2013

Clearly, you have to be filthy rich, to race a classic Ferrari / E type, but back down to earth I'd prefer an Alfa Romeo GT / Junior.


15 September 2013

"Other drivers competing in Goodwood’s....."
Harris monkey who did himself proud.

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