The 2013 Goodwood Revival, held 13-15 September at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England, honored the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40 with a daily parade and the Whitsun Trophy race exclusively reserved for GT40s. The race marked the first time that a dedicated competition has been held for these iconic Ford race cars that captured the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times in the 1960s.
Goodwood claims a key part in the development of the GT40, the car designed to break the hegemony of Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s. Lola, the British company entrusted with the project, carried out much of its testing on the Goodwood circuit in 1964. Sir Jackie Stewart, who took part in some high-speed demonstration laps, said, “I’m driving the GT40 that I raced at Sebring in 1966. I qualified it for Le Mans in same year, but unfortunately I had an accident at Spa and was in hospital when the 24-hour race was on so never raced it there. It is still an amazing car.”
In addition to Tim Scott’s Whitsun Trophy gallery, photographer Julien Mahiels also documented the fabulous Ford GT40s at the 2013 Goodwood Revival. We offer Julien’s pictures of the epic gathering, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.