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Seven things to look for in the 2014 Goodwood Revival

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Seven things to look for in the 2014 Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival happens a few days ago and Autocar is going to be there to create all of you the most recent action in the legendary Goodwood motor circuit in West Sussex.

The Revival is becoming something of the cult favourite for vehicle fans. Historic cars fight it on the right track, as the atmosphere of Goodwood’s glory days in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s is recreated over the site.

Much traffic also don outfits in the relevant eras, further contributing to the authenticity from the event.

It’s set to become a thrilling and action-packed weekend, so here’s things to look out for in the 2014 Goodwood Revival.

Lightweight Jaguar E-type

Jaguar can have its reborn Lightweight E-type on European soil the very first time, following on in the ca’s world debut in the Pebble Beach Concours recently. Six examples is going to be offered for approximately £1 million each, finishing the planned original production run of 18 cars. Each model is crafted to original specifications and it is operated by a 3.8-litre straight six engine that develops 335bhp and 280lb foot.

New Ant-Kahn sports vehicle

The brand new Ant-Kahn sports vehicle, that is referred to as a wide open-top reimagining from the ultra-rare Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, is the effect of a collaboration between Kahn Design and Ant Anstead, who runs niche vehicle manufacturer Evanta. The vehicle goes on purchase for £96,000 and it is operated by a 6.2-litre V8 LS3 engine. A coupé model can also be planned for 2015.

Earls Court motor show

The Earls Court motor show, commonplace feature from the Goodwood Revival, gives visitors an opportunity to wake up close with a few of the rarest cars in the 60s. The gathering celebrates the heydey from the British motor show, despite there no more becoming an official modern equivalent.

Eight Le Mans winners for action

Star motorists are a yearly treat in the Revival – which year eight former Le Mans winners come in action on the right track. Motorists participating include five-time winners Derek Bell and Emanuele Pirro, four-time champion Henri Pescarol, plus Andy Wallace, Jochen Mass, Richard Attwood, Mark Blundell, and 1969 champion Jackie Oliver.

Celebrating the V8

The little-block V8 engine is definitely an American institution. This season will get its very own celebration by means of the Shelby Cup, a unique race for touring cars operated by small blocks from the 3 manufacturers. Expect classic Ford Mustangs to feature heavily, as well as look out for Marussia F1 driver Max Chilton, who’ll be piloting a 1965 Mustang alongside Fortec Motorsport boss Richard Dutton.

Gold Aston Martin DB5 up for auction

A 1-off one-third-scale replica of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in the film Goldfinger is going to be set up for auction in the Revival. It’s likely to fetch between £40,000-£60,000. The vehicle, featuring radio-controlled machine guns, bullet-proof shield and revolving registration plate, marks the 50th anniversary from the film.

Special Jaguar D-Type race

It is the 60th anniversary from the Jaguar D-Type this season, to commemorate the anniversary 23 of these is going to be racing round the Goodwood circuit within the special Lavant Cup. Ex Jaguar Le Mans champion Andy Wallace will compete inside a 1955 ‘long-nose’ D-Type.

Click here to see pictures from the 2013 Goodwood Revival

John Hamer

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