This year Goodwood will host the largest-ever presence of Ferraris in the history of the Revival – with a special display of road cars and a race dedicated to some of the Prancing Horse’s most successful racers.
More than 50 Italian machines will play a key role in activities both on, and off track throughout the event.
The largest group will take part in Saturday’s Lavant Cup, which this year is run exclusively for drum-braked sports cars produced by the Maranello outfit before 1960.
This period is a glittering one in Ferrari’s history, with cars such as the 166 MM, 375 MM and 500 TRC – all of which are set to feature at Goodwood – winning the biggest sportscar races in the world including the Le Mans 24 Hours, Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Carrera Panamericana and five World Sportscar Championship titles with drivers such as Alberto Ascari, Froilan Gonzalez and Olivier Gendebien.
No marque has taken more victories in the Lavant Cup in the history of the Revival than Ferrari; victories falling to Peter Hardman in 1998 and Nick Leventis and Bobby Verdon-Roe in 2009, and another win is assured in 2015.
A later Ferrari sportscar – a 246S Dino – can be seen in the Sussex Trophy, as well as GT machines of a production-based variety in the Fordwater Trophy.
The Richmond Trophy will feature a pair of 246 Dinos – raced by the likes of Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins and Phil Hill in period, and the last front-engined car to win a grand prix. Examples of the Dino have won the race twice in Richard Attwood’s hands.
And the Revival’s showpiece race, the RAC TT Celebration race, which takes place on the Sunday of the event, will feature a number of priceless examples of Italian automotive perfection, including a pair of GTOs, a pair of 250 LMs, and the unique 250 GT ‘Breadvan’.
Off-track, Ferrari will be the featured marque in the Earls Court Motor Show’s central concours. The Italian manufacturer’s history, which began with the 125 S in 1947, and continued with exquisite models such as the 250 GTO, ‘Daytona’ and F40 right up to the latest road-going model, the 488 GTB, will be charted inside the exhibition.