'Nine-hour' is revival's highlight
The fifth Goodwood Revival meeting (September 7/8) will be headlined by a recreation of the famous Goodwood Nine-Hour Sportscar Race. The Freddy March Memorial Trophy will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event with a two-driver, 90-minute race into the dusk of Saturday evening.
Open to 1950s sportscars, the entry is expected to include period cars like the Jaguar C-type, Aston Martin DB3S, Maserati A6GCS, Lotus and hazer Nash. When the race was first held in 1952, the winners were Peter Collins and Pat Griffith in an Aston Martin DB3.
“I’m really excited,” said Lord March. “It has long been an ambition of mine to see racing of this sort return to Goodwood. The cars will look magnificent, racing against the backdrop of an autumnal Sussex sunset.”