Their first appearance of the weekend on Friday was the perfect balance to the sleek and berautiful sportscars of a different generation, as we got to experience once again the visceral nature of these pioneering racing cars.
The race itself on Saturday morning was an absolute nail-biter from start to finish, as Rob Hall's V16 BRM suffered mechanical gremlins after a fast start. The leading group ran within a second of each other for much of the race, and the battle for the lead was decided on the very last lap. Extraordinary action from the Revival's pre-war heroes.
Racing first began at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in the wake of World War Two, and as a consequence there were no new racing cars available. Instead, racers would bring pre-war machines back to the fore, so the first cars to race at Goodwood dated from the late 1930s and early ’40s.