Start of the RAC Tourist Trophy at 2013 Goodwood Revival

On-Track Picture Gallery at 2013 Goodwood Revival

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

AC Cobra 289 ’Hairy Canary’

AC Cobra 289 ‘Hairy Canary’

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe

Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe

Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration

Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration

Winning Aston Martin Project 212

Winning Aston Martin Project 212

Ferrari 250 GTO/64

Ferrari 250 GTO/64

Ferrari 250 GTO/64

Ferrari 250 GTO/64

Aston Martin Project 212

Aston Martin Project 212

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Comments

  1. says

    Great coverage Julien, especially seeing your photographs of the “back markers”, only too often, those that make up the “fields” just don´t get any photographic coverage at all. Your photographic coverage should be an inspiration to others to record all those that face starters orders, that we who sit at home and only have this medium to view events, can get a fuller idea as to whom were competing. It´s not always about those at the front of a field, and seeing photographs lap after lap of their fight for the lead… Thanks once again, cheers from Sweden, Graham.

  2. Anonymous says

    Beautiful images which brought it all back – thank you all as always for my “escape-of-the-week”! But where are all the very beautiful period dressed girls?…

  3. David Thompson says

    A half-century (and more!) ride in a time machine. No wings. No gumball slicks. Four wheel drifts. Lovely.
    Thank you Julien and Sports Car Digest.

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