Video: Crazy 1905 Darracq 200hp hurled round soaking wet Goodwood

06th April 2022
Seán Ward

We’ve written countless times about how wild the cars of the S.F. Edge trophy are, and how much bravery is required to drive them quickly. Now, we’re going to do it again. Because how Mark Walker was able to drive around the Goodwood Motor Circuit in the 1905 Darracq 200hp in the pouring rain without falling off defies belief.

The Darracq was a Land Speed Record car and, as you can see, is more or less just an engine bolted to a chassis. Built by Pierre-Alexandre Darracq, it has a 200PS V8 (147kW), making it the most powerful race car in the world. In France in 1905 it hit a record-breaking 108.59mph, and the following year in Florida it managed 122.45mph on sand.

Walker bought the car in 2006, and while there isn’t an S.F. Edge Trophy at this weekend’s 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, we can still marvel at how, in the pouring rain last year, Walker kept it on the track.

If you want to watch the 79th Members’ Meeting, you can watch Saturday in full here on GRR and across our social channels. To watch on Sunday you’ll need to be a Member or Fellow of the GRRC.

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