Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport made a glorious return at the Goodwood Revival 2021, which took place last weekend. It seemed like a eternity since the last event was held in 2019, with the hallowed grounds once again filled with the buzz of excited spectators, eager to put on their vintage outfits and soak up some good old fashioned nostalgia.

The atmosphere for the 78th Revival was carnival like with the glorious late summer weather basking the circuit in warm sunshine. At times it was baking hot which would have challenged both drivers and their cars as they fought for Goodwood glory. There was a slight blip on the Sunday morning when heavy rain showers threatened to spoil the party. It certainly made for greasy conditions out on the track, but the weather improved for the final afternoon and fans were rewarded with a wonderful spectacle of competitive racing, which brought about more than a few thrills and spills.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival

Take to the Road attended this years Revival on both Saturday and Sunday and the experience was thoroughly satisfying. While the Goodwood Speedweek made up for no Revival in 2020, the lack of crowds meant the atmosphere was not quite the same. Fast forward to last weekend and the legendary Goodwood Revival fun was back in style, with thousands of fans packing the grandstands and all along the circuit.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival

Walking through the crowds you could sense the tremendous joy and relief from spectators who were delighted to be back at Goodwood. It was smiles all round and the atmosphere was positively electric. And rising above the hustle and bustle of the crowds was the roar of race engines as they charged down the main straight. The Revival was back!

Festival of Britain Trophy – Saturday

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Waiting for the start of the Festival of Britain Trophy

The first race on the Saturday morning was the Festival of Britain Trophy, a 25 minutes race that featured Grand Prix and Voiturette cars from 1930 – 1951. These historic open wheel racers are always a firm favourite at Goodwood, with a host of ERA, Maserati and Talbot-Lago’s in action. The sight of these rare cars from the golden era of Grand Prix racing broadsiding their way round corners is always a delight to behold, their drivers requiring a healthy mix of skill and bravery to push these machines to the limit.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Trouble right at the start of the Festival of Britain Trophy for the 1948 Talbot-Lago Type 26C
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Marshals shepherd it to the side of the pitlane exit
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
That wasn’t the end however for the Talbot-Lago which managed to get going and re-joined the race
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The 1935 ERA B-type R7B leading the pack
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The 1938 ERA E-type GP1 charging down the main straight with the 1937 Alta 61 IS not far behind
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Ewen Sergison gives a thumbs up to the pitwall while driving the 1936 Maserati 6CM
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Car No 15 the 1934 ERA A-type R3A leading the race and go on to take victory with Mark Gilles at the wheel



Settrington Cup – Saturday

The serious racing took a back seat for a short while later that morning as the mighty little J40 pedal cars took over the main straight for one of the most adoring races of the entire weekend. A whole troop of budding little racing drivers lined up with their parents and “team owners” in a recreation of Le Mans style sprint racing starts of old. Kids of all ages raced a colourful selection of the Austin J40 pedal cars across the finish line. Some 32,000 of these were built between 1949 and 1971 and they have become a stand out feature of the Revival since the race was introduced in 2012.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The J40’s and their owners make their way to the start
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Running through those last minute race plans on the way to the start line
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Some fine examples of the highly sought after J40 were in the race
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Lined up ready and waiting in classic Le Mans sprint style
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Go! Go Go!
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
And they are off!

Around the grounds of the circuit, it was a hive of activity as mechanics worked feverishly on cars, moved them round the paddocks and fed the thirsty engines, while entrants soaked up the nostalgic and perfectly period themed automotive atmosphere.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

The GPBox Vintage Car Memorabilia Collection

Tribute to Sir Stirling Moss – Saturday

One of the highlights of the weekend was the very poignant and wonderful celebration of the life of the late Sir Stirling Moss. Held on each of the three days, the parade brought together an amazing collection of 60 cars, all of which were either raced or owned by the legend himself. It was a moving tribute and his wife Lady Susie Moss was present in the famous 1955 Mille Miglia winning Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Lady Moss waves to the crowds

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Jackie Stewart piloting “7 SPA” with “1 SWB” just behind
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The 1937 BMW 328 Frazer Nash that was owned by Stirling’s father Alfred
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Stirling’s personal Jaguar XK120 that he drove to and from races, often with a caravan in tow.
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The driver of the 1964 Elva-BMW Mk7S regretting not wearing racing goggles



Tribute to Sir Stirling Moss – Sunday

Thankfully the morning rain had cleared in time for the third and final parade to honour the Wonder Boy of motorsport. Once again a glittering array of Moss era cars took to the grid, along with notable stars such as Ross Brawn who was at the wheel of his Ferrari 250 GT/SWB, the Rob Walker team car that Moss drove to victory at Goodwood in 1961. Sir Jackie Stewart was also on hand to pilot the famous 1961 Monaco winning Lotus 18.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Ross Brawn arrives in “7 SPA”
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The F1 supremo was joined by his wife Jean
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Two of the worlds most famous Moss Ferrari’s

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
A quick photo with Le Man’s legend Derek Bell

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
An incredible grid that would have made Stirling smile
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The Scottish maestro waiting to lead the parade around the track that Stirling loved

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021



St Mary’s Trophy Part 1 – Saturday

The St Mary’s Trophy, which features saloon cars that raced between 1950 and 1959, always promises to entertain the crowds. With lightweight and plucky entrants like the Austin A40 Farina’s going head to head with substantial saloons like the Jaguar MkVII and the canal boat sized Ford Thunderbird, it is a race of wills, terrier like nimbleness and sheer horsepower.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
A train of feisty Farinas
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Tiff Needell pilots the 1954 Jaguar MkVII through the chicane
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Alex Brundle in the 1959 Volvo PV544
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Patrick Watts in the 1958 Ford Prefect 107E
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Rown Atkinson at the wheel of the 1951 Jaguar MKVII

St Mary’s Trophy Part 2 – Sunday

The 1950s saloon car action returned on the Sunday, with the drivers having to contend with cooler and damp conditions, though by mid afternoon the track had dried up sufficiently to allow for some spirited driving. Victory in race two went to Bill Shepherd in the Ford Thunderbird, with Grant Williams 2nd in the Jaguar Mk1 and 3rd went to Richard Meaden in Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The scars of close quarter track combat on the 1959 Austin A40

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Orlando Lindsay was at the wheel of the Ford Prefect on Sunday. His race ended early due to brake failure.
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The driver roll call on the William’s Mk1 is impressive
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The 1959 BMW 700 was the only German marque in the race
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
A few battle scares for the 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta T1 but it battled to an impressive 3rd
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Victory for the Bill Shepherd owned Ford Thunderbird
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Grant Williams salutes the fans and 2nd place. The famous Mk1 Jag had a strong race at the front and held off the mighty V8 Thunderbird for quite a few laps, before loosing out to the Ford’s power.

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Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Nick Padmore waves to the crowds from the 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta T1

Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration – Saturday Practice / Sunday Race

The Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race brought God like quantities of horsepower to the Goodwood Circuit and a star studded selection of drivers. Saturday saw the drivers take part in qualifying for the weekends biggest race, which took place on the Sunday afternoon after lunch. The action on the track during qualifying and the race itself was fast, furious and at times fractious as numerous cars came to blows on the Sunday afternoon, as drivers fought for the coveted podium positions.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
German racing legend Jochen Mass was driving a 1964 Jaguar E-type FHC
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Goodwood regular Tiff Needell was racing a 1965 Jaguar E-type lightweight
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Alex Brundle was in command of a 1961 Jaguar E-type FHC
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Andre Lotterer chats to Karun Chandhock. Andre was also racing an E-type.
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Romain Dumas getting ready
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Sam Hancock in the 1963 AC Cobra
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Jochen Mass checks his mirror as he heads down the straight in the E-type
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Marino Franchitti in the 1963 AC Cobra
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Alex Brundle in the E-type
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Tiff watching the action in the pits
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
And then jumping in the E-type Lightweight
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The Sunbeam Lister Tiger heads through the chicane
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
One of the E-type Lightweights in action with one of the Stingrays employing lawnmower mode in the background
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Car No 13 the 1963 AC Cobra Le Mans Coupe driven by Shaun Lynn and Andy Priaulx
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Andre Lotterer heading for the pits
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Martin Brundle heading to the pits with the menacing looking 1964 AC Cobra
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Jensen Button testing the limits coming out of the chicane. It was his first weekend of historic racing at Goodwood.
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Car No 17 the 1963 Lister jaguar Coupe driven by Frederic Wakeman and Emmanuele Pirro
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Car No 1 the 1964 AC Cobra driven by Oliver Bryant and Darren Turner
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Sundays race saw the safety car come out more than once



Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Martin Brundle flies into Woodcote corner
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The Sunbeam Lister Tiger with two Corvette’s on its tail
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Rush hour traffic during one of the many safety car outings
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Andrew Haddon fighting the E-type at Woodcote
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Which lead to some drama on the next lap
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
A brush with the dirt put the E-type in a sideways slide across the track

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
The Cobra brushed the nose of the E-type, twisting it open and bringing Haddon’s race to an end.
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Philip Kadoorie and Marino Franchitti were in the wars with the 1963 AC Cobra
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
A lot of bodywork to be straightened after the race
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Marino stayed in the fight however and continued to push the Cobra throughout the race
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
“Hairy Canary” summed up the race pretty well!

Victory in the RAC TT Celebration went to Oliver Bryant and Darren Turner in AC Cobra No 1, with Emanuele Pirro and Frederic Wakeman taking 2nd place in the Lister-Jaguar Coupe no 17 and 3rd place went to Shaun Lynn and Andy Priaulx in the AC Cobra Le Mans Coupe No 13.

The RAC TT Celebration race brought to a close a hectic but thoroughly enjoyable two days of motorsport action at the 78th Goodwood Revival for Take to the Road. The Rolex Driver of the weekend was Phil Keen, who was presented with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41, as shown below with Sir Jackie Stewart’s helmet from 1966.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Sir Jackie Stewart’s original racing helmet from 1966, next to the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41.
Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021
Phil Keen presented with the Driver of the Meeting award by Richard De Leyser, Managing Director of Rolex UK.

Historic Motorsport makes glorious return at Goodwood Revival 2021

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