Enough about the new normal. What was the old normal? It feels like half of the Goodwood Revival’s job over the years has been to answer that question, at least where the years 1948 to 1966 are concerned. But what was the old normal for the Revival? We’d say the rasp of Jaguar XK engines thrashing it out against rumbling Ford V8 monsters is a big part of it. It is, of course, the Revival staple we look forward to every year – E-types and AC Cobras at each other’s throats.
Video: E‑type vs. Cobra – the quintessential Revival battle
Watch Mr Cobra himself Bill Shepard take on a pair of E-types, with race aces Sam Hancock and Gary Pearson at the wheel back during the 2016 RAC TT Celebration. So long ago now, the before times...
Thus far this year the rolling hills of West Sussex have been eerily quiet, without the motorsport of Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard and Revival to ring out. The unique one-off Speed Week presented by Mastercard event is poised to give us a taste of normality, however. Find out more about our one-off motorsport extravaganza with our handy guide.