Happily however, a customer of Joe Macari picked up the car recently with the fullest of intentions of putting it back into competition, back where it belongs. That customer took the car to Joe for preparation and restoration, and, as it happens, Goodwood Revival 2016 was its debut appearance.
The Kinrara Trophy turned out to be one of the most spectacular races we've seen in recent years at the Motor Circuit. An hour-long race at the day's end as Joe Macari and record Le Mans winner and driving wizard Tom Kristensen battled in their 250 into the darkness. It was an awesome performance from the pair who brought first place glory for this car, 54 years after its Tour De France win. A fitting result for its first voyage out in this new chapter.
What a spectacular machine to have join the ranks for the Kinrara Trophy, and what a drive from Macari and Kristensen!
Photography by Tom Shaxson.