This year’s Goodwood Revival promises to be one to remember for classic car enthusiasts, hosting one of the most expensive motor races of all time.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival, 30 pre-1963 GTs boasting a combined value of almost £200 million will do battle for the Kinrara Trophy.
The Friday night race is just one of a number of unmissable events taking place over the course of the three-day festival, which will see an estimated half a billion pounds worth of motoring talent take to the venue’s celebrated circuit.
The 2018 edition of the popular Goodwood Revival takes place from September 7-9 at the historic Goodwood House estate, near Chichester in West Sussex.
The Kinrara Trophy is a Revival favourite and this year’s race promises to be no different, with a staggering ten Ferrari 250 GT SWBs lining up on the grid, including the unique ‘Breadvan’ model.
Competing alongside these legendary motors will be a pair of GTOs — including a very rare 330 GTO — four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, and two AC Cobras amongst others.
And then, in one of motorsports most spectacular scenes, these classic vehicles will go wheel-to-wheel for an hour on the Goodwood Circuit in the dying embers of Friday’s daylight.
If that wasn’t enough, the Kinrara is just one of 15 races that will take place through the weekend, treating spectators to some of the UK’s most unmissable races.
The Duke of Richmond, classic car enthusiast and owner of the beautiful Goodwood Estate where the Revival festival has taken place for the last 20 years, called the Kinrara grid the most expensive Revival line-up ever.
He said: “As a boy I watched these classic cars race at Goodwood when they were new and could not have imagined how valuable cars like the Ferrari 250 GT SWB would be today.
“This year we have ten of them in the Kinrara Trophy, and that’s only a third of the grid. Most would expect to find cars of this value locked away in a garage or museum.
“But at the Revival you will find them racing into the dusk, headlights blazing, and brake discs glowing as they roar around one of the fastest and most demanding circuits in the UK.”
The final few tickets are still available to buy online, so make sure you don’t miss out by visiting the Goodwood website now.