Following our live stream of the event, crankandpiston presents its favourite images from the 2014 Goodwood Revival.[Not a valid template]
Whether you’re a fan of typically British ‘stiff upper lip’ tenacity or Italian style and panache in the face of the ‘garagistas’, the 2014 Goodwood Revival had plenty on offer for you, celebrating as it did 60 years of both the iconic Jaguar D-Type and the Maserati 250F. If that wasn’t enough, Lord March’s annual soiree also paid tribute to three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart, 50 years after his first ever Goodwood appearance.
Heading a 30-strong parade held in its honour was the 1955 Le Mans winning D-Type as driven by Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb. The British duo’s achievement marked the second event win for Jaguar in three years and the first of an eventual three victories on the bounce for the D-Type. Its final achievement in 1957 proved the most dominant under the Ecurie Ecosse banner, with that man Bueb again taking victory (this time alongside countryman Ron Flockhart) and the D-Type filling five of the top six places. Marking the occasion, both Derek Bell and Andy Wallace – ’88 Le Mans winners with the Silk Cut XJR-9LM – took part in the parade and the 25-minute race, as did perennial Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis. Now in his nineties, Dewis was among the first to test the D-Type (prototype OVC 501) way back in 1954.
A tough act to follow, the Maserati 250F – a first-time winner when it made its Formula 1 debut at the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix – sent scarlet fever racing through the Goodwood crowd when ten pristine examples took to the circuit. Famous for taking eventual five-time F1 champion Juan-Manuel Fangio to his second title in 1954, the 250F headlined possibly the greatest comeback drive in F1 history when the Argentinian secured German Grand Prix victory at the infamous Nürburgring just 4 seconds ahead of the Ferraris of Phil Collins and Mike Hawthorn from nearly 48 seconds down, breaking lap record after lap record in the process.
Not to be outdone, celebrations were also paid to three-time champion Sir Jackie Stewart, with 29 cars from his illustrious career taking to the circuit. Alongside the AC Ace-Bristol, Tojeiro-Buick and the ‘Ugly Ducking’ Marcos in which Sir Jackie took his first ever motor race victory in 1962, the man himself took a spin in the Tyrrell 006 in which he won his final championship in 1973. He was in good company, his son Mark driving Cooper-BMW T72 in which he started his Formula 3 career, and nine-time Grand Prix winner Mark Webber driving the Matra-Cosworth MS80 in which the Scot took his first F1 title in 1969.
Source – Goodwood Road & Racing