That left Emanuele Pirro out in the lead, and he looked cool and composed at the wheel of his 250 GT SWB/C, even as temperatures sored into the low 30s.
From there, it was a wonderful spectacle as these beautiful cars settled into a rhythm around the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the sound of all those Colombo V12s echoing around the South Downs. This could well have been the peak of the Revival weekend.
There wasn’t long to revel in the moment however, because this race also included the talking point of the weekend. Karun Chandhok, racing in the 250 GTO, had an alarming moment that saw his race come to an abrupt and premature end.
After a period behind the safety car, we were treated to three more minutes of racing to finish off what was a truly memorable race. It’s very possible that we may never see some of these cars racing ever again, so what a brilliant farewell this was.