To celebrate the incredible life and career of the hugely charismatic Dan Gurney, the 2012 Goodwood Revival featured a re-birth of the "Dan Gurney for President" campaign and a tribute parade of some of his most famous race cars. Ranging from a Lotus Cortina to his own AAR Eagle-Weslake, one of the most beautiful open wheel racers ever built it was truly a fitting way to thank the great man for the entertainment his passion for motor-racing has given us.
Goodwood Trophy Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
Featuring some of the most exciting interwar machinery the world has to
offer, the Goodwood trophy never fails to excite. This years race was won
by the ear-splitting ERA A-Type R3A of Mary Smith driven be Mark Gillies.
Following close behind were the ERA B-Type R10B of Paddins Dowling in
second and the ERA E-Type GP1 of Duncan Ricketts in third.
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Shelby Cup Cobra Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
To celebrate Carroll Shelby's magnificent Ferrari beating Cobra's fiftieth
anniversary, the 2012 Goodwood Revival played host to an inspiring one-make
race of his fabulous creations. Lasting forty five minutes for two drivers,
crowds were wowed by the sound of the biggest gathering of such machines
ever in the UK. Victory was taken by the Hall brothers ahead of the Dutch
pairing of Tom Colonel and David Hart in second and Ludovic Caron and
Anthony Reid in third.
1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle MkI
1966 AAR Gurney Weslake Eagle MkI
SOLD $3,740,000 Including Commission
Gooding Auction, Pebble Beach, CA. 2013
Raced in period by Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant and Bruce McLaren; Driven by
Gurney to win at the 1967 Brands Hatch Race of Champions, the first win for
an Eagle and the first American car to win a Formula One race in decades;
One of four Eagle Mk 1s built; Gurney-Weslake three-liter V-12 engine;
restored under the ownership of collector Miles Collier; successfully
campaigned in leading historic events and seven world championship races;
offered with FIA paperwork and original AAR Blueprints.
The Eagle Mk I Dan Gurney's distinguished Formula 1 career began in 1959.
Driving for Scuderia Ferrari, he achieved two podium finishes in his first
four races -- an auspicious start for the young Southern California driver.
Following a miserable 1960 season, driving a BRM P48 for Owen Racing
Organization, Gurney joined Porsche's Grand Prix effort. At the 1962 French
Grand Prix at Rouen, Gurney drove the newly developed 804 to his first
World Championship victory and captured the first Formula 1 win for
Porsche. When Porsche withdrew from Grand Prix racing at the end of the
1962 season, Gurney was the first driver hired by Jack Brabham to join the
Brabham Racing Organization. Between 1963 and 1965, Gurney captured two
wins and 10 podium finishes for Brabham including the manufacturer's first
World Championship win. As Gurney rose to prominence in Formula 1 and
sports car racing, he developed a close relationship with Carroll Shelby.
As early as 1962, the two discussed plans to build an American Formula 1
car -- one that could successfully compete on the international stage. Ever
since Gurney began racing Grand Prix cars, it had been his goal to win the
Formula 1 World Championship driving a car of his own design. In 1965,
Shelby convinced Goodyear, which was intent on challenging Firestone's
domination of American racing, to sponsor a new USAC team led by Dan
Gurney. Later that year, Gurney established his team -- All American Racers
-- based out of a one-story industrial building in Santa Ana, California.
Though AAR's initial focus was building an Indy 500 winner, Gurney and
Shelby convinced Goodyear to sponsor the construction of a Formula 1 car.
Considering that Formula 1 was dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Brabham,
and Lotus -- and the fact that no US car and driver combination had won a
major European Grand Prix since Jimmy Murphy's Duesenberg took the French
Grand Prix in 1921 -- the AAR Formula 1 project was certainly ambitious. In
1965, Gurney set to work developing his first single-seat racing cars,
which he dubbed the Eagles. Developed in parallel, the Eagle Mk I was
designed to compete in Formula 1 and the Eagle Mk II was intended to
compete in the USAC circuit. To design their dual-purpose Indy-Grand Prix
car, AAR enlisted the services of British designer Len Terry, who had
worked on the Indy 500-winning Lotus 38. In a short period, Terry created a
state-of-the-art full-length riveted aluminum monocoque chassis. Fitted
with a gorgeous beak nose -- inspired by the Eagle name -- and finished in
a patriotic blue and white livery, the Eagle Mk I was an inspired design.
For AAR to have any chance against the established Formula 1 teams, they
would need a special engine. During summer 1965, Dan Gurney turned to
Aubrey Woods, a talented engine designer with whom he had worked during his
1960 season driving a BRM. Woods informed Gurney of a special three-liter
V-12 that he had been developing with the Weslake Company in Rye, Sussex,
England. Gurney signed on immediately and, in less than a year, Harry
Weslake and Aubrey Woods progressed from the drawing board to the race
circuit. The Gurney-Weslake V-12, with its efficient four-valve head,
developed a genuine 410 bhp at 10,200 rpm and weighed just 365 lbs. Even
more impressive, the engine was extremely compact, fitting into the same
space provided for the Indy Ford V-8, and it was remarkably flexible, with
a full-throttle power curve that began as low as 6,000 rpm. In June 1966,
the first AAR Eagle Mk I, AAR-101, was unveiled at the Belgian Grand Prix
at Spa. It was a tremendous achievement for Dan Gurney and a shining moment
in the history of American motor racing. This Car The Eagle Mk I presented
here, AAR-102, was the second chassis built by AAR and the first example to
race with the Aubrey Woods-developed Gurney-Weslake V-12. In September
1966, AAR-102 made its competition debut in the Italian Grand Prix at
Monza, the seventh round of the World Championship.
Robert Myrick Photography
5 Year Old Races at - Goodwood Revival 2012
Inspired 5-8 year old soon to be racing stars take to the Goodwood Revival
racing circuit in their J 40 peddle cars for a thrilling race to the
finish, commentated by Murray Walker.
St. Mary's Trophy Races, Goodwood Revival 2012
A collection of footage from the St. Mary's Trophy races for saloon cars of
the fifties at the 2012 Goodwood Revival. These hugely varied tin-tops
always provide exciting on-track action and this year featured a fine
battle between cars as flamboyant as Mk1 Jaguars, Austin A40s, a fine BMW
700 and the unique V8, rear engined Tatra.
Freddie March Memorial Trophy Twilight Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
In the spirit of the Goodwood nine hour sports car races of the fifties and
sixties, the 2012 Goodwood Revival played host to some of the finest
European and American race cars in the thrilling Freddie March Memorial
Trophy race. This two driver, ninety minute twilight race echoed intense
battles between Jaguar C-Types, Aston Martins and Austin Healeys on classic
period tracks including Le Mans and was won by Alex Buncombe and John Young
in The Jaguar Heritage Racing C-Type, followed closely by the Cooper
Bristol Mk2 of John Ure and Nick Wigely. Rounding off the top three were
Peter Snowdon and Adrian Willmott in an Austin-Healy 100S.
[Shmee Special] Gumball 3000 2014 Movie
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Fordwater Trophy Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
Lotus Elans dominated this years Fordwater trophy at the 2012 Goodwood
Revival with Martin Stretton and Jackie Oliver coming home first and second
in their 26R's followed by the bellowing Shelby Mustang GT350 driven by John
Mercedes-Benz TV: Silver arrows at Goodwood Revival 2012
The revival of an era at the Goodwood Revival Meeting: In 2012 10 original
Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union took to the race track -
driven by renowned racing drivers. Among them the motorsport legend: Sir