Goodwood Revival partner Credit Suisse has created this stunning short film to commemorate the Freddie March Memorial Trophy race at last September’s 18th Revival Meeting.
The 90-minute, two-driver race was the opening event on a packed race card at the annual racing retrospective at the Motor Circuit, finishing in the dark on the Friday evening.
Run to commemorate the three Goodwood 9 Hours races at the circuit in 1952, ’53 and ’55, it has featured in the programme every year since the Revival was first run in 1998, 50 years since event host Lord March’s grandfather opened the former RAF Westhampnett airfield perimeter road for racing in 1948.
The film features action from the 2015 event, won by the JD Classics Cooper-Jaguar of Chris Ward and Derek Hood, interwoven with stunning, full-colour period footage of the British Automobile Club-organised 9 Hour races, all three of which were won by Aston Martin.
Listen to Goodwood historian Doug Nye recalling those glory days, as well as Credit Suisse UK Managing Director Karsten Le Blanc and the Swiss banking giant’s legendary racing ambassadors, Derek Bell and Jochen Mass, describing the feeling of racing valuable and important sports-racers around what’s still one of Britain’s fastest venues – in the dark!