Our latest Porsche 911 2-litre racing build had a unique role to play in this year’s Goodwood Revival, when it was invited to serve as the circuit safety car. Owned by David Clark, the beautiful red 1965 911 was kitted out with official livery and flashing beacons and led the field around for formation laps and more. 911s were the safety car of choice for many F1 circuits in period, so the smart ’65 was absolutely perfect for this period event.
Goodwood Revival 2018 celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the inaugural meeting in 1998, when the Earl of March drove the same Bristol 400 around the circuit that his grandfather had driven for the official opening some fifty years earlier. Revival has since become one of the world’s most celebrated historic motorsport events: further enhanced by the period attire which spectators arrive in.
It was great to see so many of our friends and clients at this year’s gathering, but the key to Revival is the super close racing. The on-track action was excellent: it was particularly special to see Stig and Tom Blomqvist sharing a classic Mini in the St. Mary’s Trophy. We also enjoyed watching Sam Tordoff’s Porsche 356 race car put up a strong fight in the Fordwater Trophy, taking a well-deserved second place against local Banbury hero, Darren Turner, in the 1950 Aston Martin DB2.
The cool pics are by our good friend, Jayson Fong. Roll on next year!