British Touring Car star Gordon Shedden claimed one of the weekend’s biggest victories at the Goodwood Revival - although as always, the outfits and classic cars at Lord March’s themed event were almost as important as the racing itself.
Shedden teamed up with Chris Ward to take a Jaguar E-type to success in the RAC TT Celebration, the headline race on Sunday. Other victors included nine-times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, who fought from the back of the grid to help Henry Mann win the St Mary’s Trophy in a formidable Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt.
The event played host to a series of parades, including Sir Jackie Stewart and Dario Franchitti using a display of BRM and Lotus racers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of JYS’s joint lap record at Goodwood with Jim Clark. There were also fabulous line-ups of Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes - the first time all six original examples of the American racer have been together at the same time - and vintage Land Rovers as the firm celebrated the 67th anniversary of the original model. The event celebrated the achievements of Bruce McLaren, too, with a grid display of his race cars and his own prototype roadgoing model, the M6GT.
The action wasn’t confined to the circuit, either; 11 Spitfires and a Hurricane created a 12-plane flypast on Sunday to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Goodwood has confirmed that a sell-out crowd of 149,000 attended the three days of the event, making it the most popular Revival meeting to date.