Wednesday, 7 September 2011

GOODWOOD PAYS TRIBUTE TO JUAN MANUEL FANGIO AT THE 2011 REVIVAL


Goodwood’s annual driver tribute feature at next week’s Revival (16-18 September) will honour one of the greatest drivers that ever raced. On the centenary of his birth, and 60th anniversary of him winning the first of his five World Championships, Goodwood will pay tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio.

Fangio raced twice at Goodwood, with his best result at the West Sussex circuit being second in the challenging BRM V16 P15 on 26 September 1953.

This legendary BRM will be just one of over 25 of the most famous cars that Fangio drove, as Goodwood honours the life and achievements of this incredible man with a daily track parade.

Other significant cars forming part of the tribute will include three important Mercedes-Benz racers being sent over especially from the marque’s Stuttgart-based Museum – Fangio’s ex-300 SLR, W196 and W196 Streamliner. His Alfa Romeo Tipo 158/9 ‘Alfetta’, Ferrari 290 MM and 860 Monzas, Gordini Type 15s and 16, Maserati 250F, 300S and 450S, Jaguar C-type, Talbot-Lago Type 26S and Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser ‘Dayton Steel Foundry Special’ Indy car will also form part of the daily parade.

Two of his earliest racing cars are also being shipped over specifically for the Revival from the Fundación Fangio in Argentina – his famous 1939 Chevrolet Coupe TC and the 1947 Volpi Chevrolet ‘La Petisa’ – the first time these cars have come to the UK.

In addition to Fangio’s famous race cars, several former teammates that competed with the great man will be on hand, including Sir Stirling Moss and Hans Herrman, as well as Tony Brooks.and Maria Teresa de Filippis.

Source: Goodwood

Fans of this era of motor racing will be pleased to know Anthony Carter will be signing copies of his brand new book, Motor Racing – The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962, available at the event before anywhere else!**

Saturday 17th
1pm – Chaters stand

Sunday 18th
1pm – Chaters stand

Visit the Chaters stand during event for the latest news.

**signing session subject to book availability at event.

BOOK LAUNCH AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2011! Motor Racing – The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962
By Anthony Carter.

Previously unpublished, stunning photographs from motor racing history, in a book that examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television. A beautiful look at a fascinating time in motor racing.

Click here for more info about the book!

Anthony Carter at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010.