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2012 Goodwood Revival Sets Attendance Record


Goodwood Revival via 2013 Subaru BRZ

Goodwood Revival via 2013 Subaru BRZ

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This year’s Goodwood Revival set a new attendance record, with some 146,000 racing, vintage car and vintage aircraft fans (most dressed in period costume) entering the gates for the three-day celebration of all things motorized or mechanical.

We brought you coverage of this year’s event, which honored American racer, car designer and team owner Dan Gurney. On Sunday, the final day of the event, a string of Gurney’s cars took to the track as P51 Mustang fighters flew overhead and Lord March payed tribute to the motor racing legend.

The event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Shelby Cobra with a daily Ferrari parade and a Cobra-only race on Saturday. Rob Hall and Andrew Wolfe took home first place, winning the Shelby Cup in the process.

The Goodwood Revival also gave fans a chance to see what was likely the largest gathering of pre-war Silver Arrow race cars on British soil since the 1930s. While fans had the chance to see the Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz racers take to the track daily, the period-correct pits (modeled after Switzerland’s Bremgarten circuit) were equally impressive.

New this year were races for the Settrington Cup, which pitted pedal car drivers (of both sexes) against one another in an all-out trophy dash. George Collings, winner of the first race, ultimately took the cup despite losing to Florence Hall in the second event.

The Rolex Driver of the Meeting award was presented to Max Werner, who drove his 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza racer from Dusseldorf, Germany for the event. Werner turned down help in prepping his car for the vintage races, saying, “I checked the oil and tires before I left home.”

Even more impressive was Werner’s battle back from eighth place to win the Brooklands Trophy, before turning around and driving the 400 miles back to his home in Germany.

If this sounds like your idea of fun, too, tickets for the 2013 event will go on sale on the first of November. Head on over to the Goodwood website for further details.
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