The Goodwood Revival RAC TT 2013, in a Lister Jaguar Coupe. -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
http://fortyonesix.com/ http://fortyonesix.com/news/1384/watch-goodwood-revival-live-here The biggest race of the historic motorsport calendar, and /DRIVE was there! Racing the Lister in the TT with Anthony Reid. One of the best experiences ever.
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. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-289-Register/355209497938700
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.