The 20th annual running of the Goodwood Revival took place over the weekend, and centre stage was perhaps the most expensive motor race ever held. Around thirty pre-1963 GT cars, with a combined value approaching £200 million, assembled on the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the Kinrara Trophy on Friday evening. In total, across the entire Revival weekend, there was in excess of half a billion pounds worth of classic machinery on display. Most of them competed in one of the 15 scheduled races.
The Kinrara Trophy is a Revival favourite, and the field is restricted to closed-cockpit GT cars, with an engine size of three litres or more, of a type that raced before 1963. Approximately ten Ferrari 250 GT SWBs took to the grid, the unique ‘Breadvan’, alongside a pair of GTOs, including a very rare 330 GTO. They will compete against four Aston Martin DB4 GTs and a phalanx of Jaguar E-types, plus two AC Cobras and a Maserati 3500 GT.
In addition to being possibly the most valuable collection of cars ever raced together, the Kinrara Trophy is one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in motorsport. The distinct sound of Ferrari V12s, Aston Martin and Jaguar straight-sixes, and Cobra V8s, combined with the sight of some of the 20th century’s most stylish and iconic cars battling wheel-to-wheel into the dusk, is a true only-at-the-Revival experience. The images feature the Kinrara Trophy, plus other races and sites from the event. Photos courtesy of Goodwood © Adam Beresford, Chris Ison, Drew Gibson, Nick Dungan and Nigel Harniman.