A record number of motor racing enthusiasts and retro-fashion fans flocked to the Goodwood Revival on September 18-20, 2009 to join in the fun and celebrations at the world’s largest historic motor race meeting.
Visitors again traveled from around the world to attend the Goodwood Revival, with the vast majority of the reported 134,000 spectators dressed in their finest 1950s and 1960s fashions, with tweed jackets and mini skirts abounding.
Sir Stirling Moss was honored as he turned 80 with a moving tribute by Lord March and many of Stirling’s old friends. A stunning collection of 80 cars associated with the racing knight’s career paraded in his honor, lead by the great man in the Aston Martin DBR1 in which is clinched the Sports Car World Championship at Goodwood in 1959, as well as a cannon fire salute made by the Royal Horse Artillery, a fly past and all of the Goodwood Revival spectators signing happy birthday to him.
On the track, the quality of motor racing was exceptional throughout the Revival weekend, with many nail-biting races and some thrills and spills along the way. Racing highlights included the thrilling St Mary’s race for saloon cars, which this year was held exclusively as a Mini-only race to honor the 50th anniversary of Britain’s most popular small car, with Oliver Gavin and Nick Swift taking a deserved victory.
The £150million car grid for the RAC Tourist Trophy Race also made for an exciting race, with Bobby Rahal and chief Red Bull Formula One team engineer Adrian Newey taking the chequered flag. The exciting Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy motorcycle race featuring a Le Mans-style running start was won by a slim margin by Wayne Gardner and John-Lee Pemberton riding a 1966 matchless G50.
Last but not least, Goodwood presented the following special awards:
Rolex Driver of the Meeting: Frank Stippler Fastest Lap of the Meeting: Julian Bronson – 1:24.470 (102.28mph Fastest Lap by a Lady Driver: Claudia Hurtgen – 1:28.780 (97.31mph) Best Presented Team: John Kotts’ NART team Spirit of Goodwood Award: Michael Schryver and his mechanic Steve Harris Will Hoy Memorial Trophy (for the greatest drive in a closed cockpit car): Bobby Rahal Special Mention for a Great Goodwood Supporter: Bruce Chapman Freddie March Spirit of Aviation: Mark Rijkse – Bucker BU133C Jungmeister
2009 Goodwood Revival Race Results and Photos – Click on the photos to jump to individual race results and photos.
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Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration Race Results and Photos