In 1959, Moss won again, once more in a DBR1, this time partnered by Jack Fairman and Carroll Shelby. The British marque’s win was enough to give them the title by two points ahead of Ferrari and Porsche. It’s always intriguing which cars from the past are afforded the honour of legendary status, and Jaguar’s victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with the dorsal-finned D-type are sure to have brought extra fans through Goodwood’s gates.
Aston Martin fans will no doubt vote for the DBR1 – also a Le Mans winner before the decade was out. For sportscar fans who attended races at Goodwood in period, their memories are just as likely to be filled with images of brutish Listers, as campaigned by popular British hero Archie Scott Brown.
Photography by Adam Beresford and Jochen Van Cauwenberge.