Did you know that Goodwood played a key role in Sir Jackie Stewart’s ‘discovery’? We’re celebrating the fact with a trio of special parades that will honour the three-time Formula 1 world champ at Revival this year.
Already making waves in sportscar racing, Stewart was spotted testing in early 1964 by Goodwood track manager Robin Mackay, who helped to arrange a Formula 3 trial at the circuit with Ken Tyrrell’s team. That move opened the door to worldwide stardom for the then 24-year-old Scottish racer.
The Cooper T72-BMC the young Jackie drove during that test is one of 24 cars that will take part in the Revival tribute. His three Formula 1 World Championship titles will be marked by a 1969 Matra MS80-Cosworth and a Tyrrell 006 from 1973..
The Lola T90-Ford, which famously broke down during the closing stages of the 1966 Indy 500 while Stewart was over a lap ahead of the field will also feature, as will the BRM P261 in which he claimed his maiden F1 World Championship race win at Monza in 1965.
Sir Jackie’s sportscar successes will be represented by machinery as diverse as a Ford GT40, two open-topped Lola T70 Spyders and both Jaguar and Buick-engined Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiros that provided the platform for much of his early success. We’re also looking forward to seeing a sensational Ferrari 330 P4 he raced in 1967 as part of a squad of drivers that helped the Scuderia win that year’s World Sportscar Championship.
Sir Jackie will take part in each of the three parades, and GRR will be there to capture the memories!