The Goodwood Revival 2013 was staged 13-15 September at the 7-turn, 2.4 mile Goodwood Motor Circuit located on the estate of Lord March’s Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. The 15th annual Revival again proved why it’s considered the finest historic motor race in the world.
The roster of races conducted over the three-day Revival weekend formed the centerpiece of a grand tableau. Each race had a historical context, a link back to the active period of the circuit from the late-1940s to the late 1960s. Friday night’s Freddie March Memorial Trophy recaptured the spirit of the epic Goodwood Nine Hour races with a wonderful ensemble of sports cars racing through dusk and into the early darkness. Just as in the original races, two drivers shared the car, making rapid pit stops to changeover.
One of the most highly anticipated races of the weekend was the RAC Tourist Trophy Club Celebration on Sunday afternoon. The 2013 race was won by an Aston Martin DP 212 from 1962 and co-driven by Simon Hadfield. The hour-long race was a real dogfight half in the dry and half in treacherously wet conditions. Hadfield was recognized for his superlative performance with the 2013 Rolex Driver of the Meeting title, and a specially engraved Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, awarded to the driver deemed to have delivered the best combination of safe, but hard, fast and entertaining driving over the weekend.
The 2013 Goodwood Revival was more than a classic car event. It was close to a way of life for the participants and spectators. It polished the past leaving only the nice parts on show, the elements that give pleasure and allow a small corner of rural England to become an epicenter of style and passion for one weekend a year.
Photographer Julien Mahiels documented this year’s Goodwood Revival. In addition to his “Racing in the Rain Photos” and “Ford GT40 Picture Gallery“, we offer the following selection of images from Julien that offer a stirring overview of the many sights found at the famed race weekend in Southern England. We split up Julien’s 300 pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest. 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 2013 – Featured Photo Gallery
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