A record sell-out crowd of 149,000 enjoyed the 18th Goodwood Revival during the weekend of September 11-13, 2015 at the iconic 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The on-track moments of the weekend included the first gathering in history of all six original Shelby Daytona Coupes – on the 50th anniversary of the organization’s World Sportscar title – and honoring the career of legendary racer, team boss and constructor Bruce McLaren.
Race highlights included the annual RAC TT Celebration race for early-1960s GT cars, which was won by the Jaguar E-type of former British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden and Chris Ward, and a back-to-front victory in the St Mary’s Trophy for 1960s saloons for the mighty Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt of ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen and Henry Mann.
Seventeen-year-old Peter de la Roche, on his first visit to Goodwood, secured victory in the Earl of March Trophy for post-war 500cc single-seaters, taking the lead at the final corner of a scintillating race, while success in the Lavant Cup, held exclusively for 1950s Ferrari sports prototypes, went the way of James Cottingham’s Ferrari 500 TRC.
Lord March said, “The 18th Goodwood Revival drew a record sell-out crowd, who not only witnessed some of the most iconic racing cars ever built dicing wheel-to-wheel, but also celebrated the career of motor racing legend Bruce McLaren, saw – for the first time in history – all six original Shelby Daytona Coupes together on track and joined an incredibly poignant and fitting tribute to the bravery of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain. My sincere thanks to everyone who came for their support and enthusiasm for the event, which continues to be cherished by enthusiasts of motor racing and vintage culture across the world.”
Similar to 2012, 2013 and 2014, Senior Photographer Julien Mahiels also documented the on-track action at the 2015 Goodwood Revival. We split up Julien’s beautiful pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Goodwood Revival 2015- Featured Photo Gallery
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