JUL 24th 2014

Revival meeting to bring back some old favourites

As you’d expect, this year’s Revival meeting will feature many new attractions in terms of cars, drivers, bikes, and riders. We’ve already told you about former World Champion Kevin Schwantz racing the ex-works ‘Featherbed’ Norton, the Shelby Cup for small block V8s, the exclusive D-Type Jaguar  Sussex Trophy race, and the hat-full of British Touring Car champions lined-up for the St Mary’s Trophy.

And there will be many more headline-grabbing stories to come, but before they do we thought we’d take a look at a few favourites who’ll be making another crowd-pleasing return to the Revival.

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First up has to be the inimitable Grant Williams in the Mk1 Jaguar. Quite simply, if you’ve not witnessed Mr Williams and the style with which he attacks Woodcote corner, then you haven’t experienced everything the Revival has to offer. ‘Spectacular’ somehow doesn’t quite cut it …

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Another car known for often being a tad out-of-shape in the bends is Bill Bridges’ ‘Hairy Canary’ AC Cobra. This primrose monster was sold new to a customer in Hawaii who painted it such and raced it extensively before selling it on. It subsequently passed through several hands, all of whom also raced it extensively. It remains one of the most original racing AC Cobras in the world and the Revival wouldn’t be quite the same without it.

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The 72nd Members’ Meeting saw two famous breadvans on track in the same race, namely the Ferrari 250 ‘Drogo’ and the Lotus 11 GT. The Ferrari is no stranger to the Revival, but the Lotus will be making its debut in the same race. Despite the Ferrari having the power advantage, the Lotus is still a very fast car. Which is your money on?

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Rowan Atkinson is another regular at the Revival, although he isn’t always racing despite being an accomplished gentleman driver. This year, however, he will be campaigning his Ford Falcon in the Shelby Cup race along with Ford Mustangs, Mercury Comets, and other thunderous V8 saloons.

What with favourites such as these, as well as many new attractions  to add to those mentioned earlier, this year’s Revival promises to be as entertaining as ever. Tickets are still available. To book yours CLICK HERE. 

 

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