20 Years Of The Goodwood Revival
This year we enjoyed the three marvellous days at Goodwood. With full throttle and bumper to bumper racing it was hard not to walk away from watching the action on the track.
The Bonhams auction was highly anticipated with some incredible motors up for grabs, 1924 Bentley 3-Litre Tourer (sold £189,750) 1937 Jaguar SS100 Roadster (sold £631,000) 1964 Shelby Cobra 289CI Competition Roadster (sold £1,359,000) 1933 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Phantom ll Continental Sedanca Coupe (sold £345,000) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (sold £754,000) Jaguar 1990 XJR-11 Group C Sports Prototype (sold £1,191,000) 1924 Bugatti Type 30 (sold £540,500) 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche lV Convertible (sold £255,300) 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom lV State Landaulette (sold £800,000) 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche Final Series (sold £189,750) 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Park Ward LWB (sold £97,750) 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph (£138,000) Number Plate RR 1 (sold £460,000)
With cars such as Jagaur D-Types,Ferrari 250 SWB/C's, Ferrari 330 GTO, Ferrari 250 GT SWB's, two Ferrari 500 TRC, Maserati 250F, Maserati 300S, Maserati 250Si, Maserarati 200Si, Maserati A6GCS, Alfa Romeo 3000 'Disco Volante, Ferrari 225S Vignale Berlinetta, Ferrari 250 GT Europa, Ferrari 250 GTO, Jaguar E-Types and many more!
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Father and son duo David and Olivier Hart claimed a convincing win in the 45-minute RAC TT Celebration thriller on Sunday afternoon.
The Cobra pairing scored from pole position, but their win was far from assured. Hart Sr led during the early running, heading a train of four Cobras plus Jon Minshaw’s Jaguar E-type, only to be given a five-second penalty for glancing the chicane. He continued to lead on the road until he pitted with 30 minutes left to run, handing the car over to his teenage son to drive to the flag.
Veteran racer Martin Stretton assumed the lead in the meantime aboard the Cobra he was sharing with Karsten Le Blanc, and was one of the last to pit. ‘Danger Mouse’ waited a further ten minutes before swapping seats with the car’s owner.
Once the driver changes were complete, there was no stopping Hart Jr, although Phil Keen – in for Minshaw – threatened, but ultimately had to settle for second place. Third place was only settled on the final lap, with the Mike Whittaker/Mike Jordan TVR Griffith just fending off a very determined Le Mans hero Roman Dumas in Bill Shepherd’s Cobra.
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Emanuele Pirro and Niklas Halusa claimed a convincing victory in the Kinrara Trophy race, which kicked off the racing action at the 2018 Goodwood Revival Meeting on Friday evening.
The Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Breadvan’ duo were made to work for the win, however, with Jaguar E-type pairing Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen being a threat for much of the one-hour running. It was only in the final few laps that the win was assured for veteran Pirro and his young wingman.
Halusa was slow off the blocks at the start of the race, the Austrian’s Ferrari smoking its rear tyres as it struggled to find traction. Even so, the pole-sitting ‘Breadvan’ was in the lead as the field arrived at Madgwick for the first time. Halusa belied his lack of experience by keeping the fast-starting Minshaw at bay for the first two laps, only to get jumped at Madgwick third time around. He returned the favour at the same spot a lap later, and the warring duo continued to trade places as they streaked away from the rest of the field. Just 0.47sec covered the top two at quarter-distance, and there was barely a car’s length between them when the pits opened for driver changes 23 minutes in.
Minshaw was the first to blink, with Keen emerging on track in third place behind the Franklin/Lindsay E-type and the leading ‘Breadvan’. Halusa pitted 15 laps in, with Pirro venturing onto the circuit a few seconds after Keen had assumed the lead at the chicane. The race soon returned to a Ferrari versus Jaguar battle, with five-time Le Mans winner Pirro taking the lead at half-distance. The Roman wasn’t allowed to escape, though, and Keen nosed ahead in traffic, but the ‘Breadvan’ wasn’t to be denied. In the final quarter-of-an-hour, Pirro gradually eked out an advantage after Keen lost time amid errant backmarkers.
In the closing minutes, all eyes were on the battle for third place. Nigel Greensall had seemed assured of the position aboard the E-type roadster he was sharing with the car’s owner, Chris Milner. Nevertheless, Rob Huff threw caution to the wind in the E-type coupé started by Richard Meins, the former World Touring Car Champion guided the car on its lock-stops as he chased down his rival, and was glued to his tail with only 40-seconds left to run. Huff didn’t let the small matter of an unsecured bonnet obscuring his windscreen slacken his pace, and he pushed Greensall wide at Lavant to take the place. It was a thrilling end to a race that rarely lacked for dramatic dices.
This Years Goodwood Revival Was One Not To MISS!
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