Monday, 30 July 2012

THE SPIRIT OF THE GOODWOOD NINE HOUR RACE TO BE RECREATED AT 2012 REVIVAL


Race-goers at this year’s Goodwood Revival (14-16 September) are in for a special treat on the evening of Friday 14 September, as Goodwood marks the 60th anniversary of the first Nine Hour race at the legendary motor circuit in 1952.

On Friday 14th, this year’s Freddie March Memorial Trophy – supported by Credit Suisse – will be a 90-minute, two-driver race into dusk, for cars of a type that originally contested this famous endurance race.

The race will feature a spectacular collection of classic sports-racing cars in the spirit of the 1952 to 1955 Goodwood Nine Hour races, including Jaguar C-types, Aston Martin DB3 and DB3S, Ferrari 750 Monza, Austin-Healey 100S, Cooper-Bristol, Cunningham C4R, Gordini, Allard and HWM.

Beginning at approximately 6:15pm on Friday 14 September, the Freddie March Memorial Trophy will continue into the twilight (with sunset due around 7:15 pm), with the cars running with their headlights ablaze until around 7:45pm.

Source: Goodwood