The Goodwood Revival 2014 was staged 12-14 September at the 7-turn, 2.4 mile Goodwood Motor Circuit located on the estate of Lord March’s Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. Picking out the highlight moments is a tricky task. The Goodwood Revival is a weekend when everything seems to be exceptional. From the racing and the circuit to the performers and entertainment to the owners, drivers, mechanics, families and friends. Everything and everyone plays their part.
Maserati is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, and its racing pedigree was in evidence throughout the weekend. The stunning first race, the Sussex Trophy, held on Friday evening in a golden light set the tone. Maserati 300S, 250Si, and Tipo 61s battled it out against other World Championship sports and production cars from the mid-to-late ’50s. Sunday’s Richmond Trophy featured the remarkable 250F, whose 60th anniversary was recognized with a period garage and demonstration laps each day.
The Lavant Cup on Saturday was spectacular as 18 Jaguar D-types from the mid-1950s, including Mike Hawthorn’s original 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, took to the track. 2006 Rolex Driver of the Meeting Gary Pearson won easily in some style. The race will be remembered more for the remarkable spectacle and the presence of drivers with the pedigree of Le Mans winners Derek Bell and Andy Wallace, and some star quality in the shape of Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason.
The RAC TT is the one everyone comes to watch and 2014 running was a real classic. Stellar cars, stellar drivers. A real battle between the muscle of the AC Cobras, the ISO Bizzarrinis and Maserati Tipo 151, the flair of the Jaguar E-types, Aston Martins, and Corvettes, and, the sublime beauty of the Ferrari 250 GTO/64, 330 GTO and 250 GT SWBs ensued on Sunday afternoon. Initially the pole-sitting 1964 AC Cobra of Oliver Bryant and Andy Priaulx held sway, closely pursued by David Hart and Giedo Van de Garde in another AC Cobra. Heading into the final minutes of the race, the #1 Cobra suffered a mechanical failure and came to a halt in the grass in the middle of the circuit. Despite the best efforts of the pursuing Maserati Tipo 151, Hart and Van de Garde took the win.
At the final prize giving, Lord March, the Goodwood Revival host and inspiration, announced the keenly awaited 2014 Rolex Driver of the Meeting and recipient of the specially engraved Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. Van de Garde, a current Formula 1 driver, received the award. Lord March summed up his hugely entertaining contribution to the RAC TT, stating, “He put in a really charging drive after running wide at Lavant, which belied the fact he was making both his Revival debut and, amazingly, his debut in historic racing. He was able to pull out a decisive advantage through a series of super fast and consistent lap times.”
In addition to his ‘Behind the Scenes’ gallery, photographer Julien Mahiels also documented the on-track action at the 2014 Goodwood Revival. We split up Julien’s beautiful pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Goodwood Revival 2014 – Featured Picture Gallery
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