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.
Goodwood Revival 2012 - Silver Arrows demonstration laps | Full HD stereo
Video by http://www.ClassicarGarage.nl - Goodwood Revival 2012. For the
first time since the late 1930'ies the famous German 'Silver Arrows'
returned on British soil. The impressive and then super high tech
Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union racers can here be seen in some demonstration
laps with their former competitors like ERA, Bugatti and Maserati. As the
Goodwood speaker says at the beginning of the video: A once in a lifetime
opportunity! The V12 and V16 'Silver Arrows' came from the Audi and
Mercedes Museums, very unique and still giving me goose spots hearing and
seeing those great cars lapping round Goodwood.
Onboard Lola T70 Mk3B - 2012 Silverstone Classic
Onboard with Leo Voyazides in his 1968 Lola T70 Mk3B - Chevrolet.
2012 Silverstone Classic World Sportscar Masters race.
Simon Hadfield Motorsport prepared car.
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Onboard Ford Cortina Lotus - 2012 Silverstone Classic
Onboard in the Leo Voyazides / Simon Hadfield shared Ford Cortina Lotus at
the 2012 Silverstone Classic Alan Mann Trophy for U2TC (Under 2 Liters
This is the final charge for 2nd place by Simon Hadfield.
Plan B Motorsport prepared car.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held each September since 1995
for the types of road racing cars and motorcycle that would have competed
during the circuit's original period—1948--1966. It is one of the world's
most popular motor race meetings and the only UK event which recreates the
golden era of motor sport from the 1950s and 1960s. The festival acts as a
showcase for exceptional wheel-to-wheel racing around a classic circuit,
untouched by the modern world and relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor
Racing Circuit, which ranked alongside Silverstone as Britain's leading
racing venue throughout its active years. Between 1948 and 1966 Goodwood
hosted contemporary racing of all kinds, including Formula One, the famous
Goodwood Nine Hours race and the celebrated Tourist Trophy sports car race.
The festival includes Grand Prix cars from the Fifties and Sixties, sports
and GT cars, as well as historic saloon cars and little-seen Formula
Juniors. Many of these important historic racing cars are driven by famous
names from motor sport past and present. Famous drivers who have taken part
include: Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Sir Jack Brabham, Phil Hill,
Derek Bell, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Gerhard Berger, Bobby Rahal,
Johnny Herbert, Wayne Gardner, Giacomo Agostini, Rowan Atkinson (as Mr.
Bean), and the late Barry Sheene and Peter Brock.
The restored circuit is unchanged from its heyday and many visitors wear
appropriate period clothing and no modern vehicles are allowed within the
circuit perimeter throughout the weekend (except modern race fire and
rescue vehicles). There are also theatrical sets that bring the past
back to life including many historic aircraft.
AC Cobra COB 6008 -- A Racing Cobra.m4v
COB 6008 -- The early years:
The history of each of the 453 '289' Shelby-AC Cobras built by AC Cars
during 1963 and 1964 has been thoroughly researched by the Shelby American
Automobile Club and the results are published in its authoritative World
Registry. Few examples have such detailed records as COB 6008, whose first
owner can provide information dating back to the day he collected it from
the factory. His new sports car proved effective on both road and track,
back in the days when it was normal to drive to the race and home
afterwards. To underline the performance potential of the AC Cobra, Bruce
recalls the time he left London at 3.15 a.m. one summer morning and set his
stopwatch as he left Hyde Park Corner, heading to the A1 for the 220 mile
drive north. His elapsed time for the journey was 2 hours 18 minutes, in a
time when the whole length of the A1 was single carriageway.
Reports of some of the Cobras first competitive events can be discovered in
the automotive press of the time. On 6th September 1964, Bruce Ropner
entered the Capston 4-Hour relay race at Croft and on 29th September it
competed in a drag race at RAF Church Fenton where it won its class. Ropner
often shared the car with Keith Schellenberg who during 1965, purchased
6008 and continued to compete at Croft during that season with some
success. He then shipped the car to Africa to take part in the Angolan
Grand Prix in November 1965.