The nominees have been announced for the International Historic Motoring Awards and we’re proud to say that this year, to varying degrees, Goodwood has been involved with each of them.
First up is the ‘Beast of Turin’, Duncan Pittaway’s spectacular Fiat S76. We had the honour of hosting the car’s first drive in earnest for over a century with Lord March himself accompanying its charismatic owner. The pair went for a few runs up the Goodwood hillclimb course and the film we made of the occasion went viral.
Second nominee is ‘Huey’, the oldest surviving Land Rover, which made an appearance at Revival along with 47 other examples of this most quintessentially British off-roader. Named after its registration mark, ‘HUE 166’, it is the only representative on the shortlist of affordable motoring, as the next two candidates illustrate…
Third in line is a car which is known as much as anything else by the number adorning its silver bodywork. Say ‘seven two two’ in motoring circles and the words ‘Moss’, ‘Jenkinson’, ‘Mille Miglia’ and ‘Mercedes-Benz’ usually follow. The legendary 300SLR was of course driven at FoS by Sir Stirling Moss to rapturous applause. Six other SLRs were also generously brought along by Mercedes-Benz.
If none of those is turning your crank (which, frankly, we find hard to believe), then perhaps you’ll consider the ex-Alain Delon Ferrari 250 GT ‘California’, which was part of the jaw-dropping Baillon Collection discovered last year and sold at Retromobile, where GRR secured an exclusive interview with the auctioneer who discovered it…
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What was that? Which did GRR vote for? We wouldn’t ever divulge that*.
We voted for the Fiat.
*this is a lie.