10/05/16

Kinrara Trophy to Race Into-the-Dusk

Goodwood Revival - Press Article

A highlight of this year’s Goodwood Revival will be the Kinrara Trophy. New for 2016, it will be a 60-minute, two-driver race into the dusk on the Friday evening, for GT cars of a type built before 1963…

In the most glamourous addition to the Revival’s entry list since the event began in 1998, the field will include a glittering array of Ferrari 250 GT SWBs and GTOs, Aston Martin DB4 GTs and Zagatos, and steel-bodied Jaguar E-types. Evoking memories of the Tourist Trophy races won by Stirling Moss and Innes Ireland in 1960-62, it will be a fabulous complement to the jewel in the Revival’s crown – the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration, for slightly later GTs, which continues in its traditional Sunday afternoon slot.

Spectators will be able to watch the hotly-contested race whilst enjoying the sunset and soaking up the unique atmosphere of the world’s largest historic motor racing and vintage culture event.

Also celebrated at the 2016 Revival will be the life and career of Sir Jack Brabham on the anniversary of his final world championship win, and the 50th anniversary of Formula 1’s ‘Return to Power’, while away from the track the 50th anniversary of England’s World Cup Win and 70 years of the bikini will be brought to life in ways only Goodwood can.

The hugely popular Settrington Cup race for children will return again, featuring pedal-powered Austin J40s, and there will be a Goodwood Veterans Tribute, celebrating the life of the circuit and the people who made it great.

Emanuele Pirro, five-time Le Mans winner said,

“In the Le Mans film, Steve McQueen said ‘racing is life, everything else is just waiting’. I say ‘Goodwood is life and everything else is just waiting’.”

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Editor’s Notes

Run every September since 1998, the Goodwood Revival is the world’s largest historic motor racing and vintage culture event, with a sell-out crowd of nearly 150,000 attending in period clothing each year. Held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the only motor sport venue on the planet to remain preserved in its original form, the Revival attracts visitors, racers and celebrities from all over the world. Highlights of the 2015 event, which took place on September 11-13, included 15 races for racing cars and bikes built up to 1966, a special tribute to motor sport legend Bruce McLaren, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shelby’s world title with a special Sebring pit area, the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d’elegance, numerous air displays, Best-Dressed, the Revival Car Show presented by Stewart Miller and Peter James Insurance, an authentic Revival High Street, and the Over the Road entertainment area.

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