The first race of the second day was the Goodwood Trophy for pre-war grand prix cars from the likes of ERA, Maserati and Alfa Romeo. The machinery may be very old indeed, but the competition is as fierce as anything you’ll see at Goodwood, as proven by how close the first and second placed cars were as they crossed the line.
Next on the schedule was the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy. If you want to see racers enter Madgwick, Goodwood’s first corner, four abreast, this is the race for you. There’s not enough room for the brutal sportscars of the RAC TT Celebration to enter corners in such numbers, but there’s no shortage of commitment from the drivers. Spend some time aboard NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s AC Cobra.
Next we swap from V8 power to pedal power for the Settrington Cup for Austin J40s. Don’t for a moment think this any less competitive than any other race on at Revival – you can see the determination in the young pedallers’ eyes. And if we’re talking competitive, the St. Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul for 1950s saloon cars takes some beating. The drivers thread their cars around Goodwood absolutely on the limit while also being so close to each other you’d swear they’re touching even when they don’t. It’s unmissable.