FURTHER to the news that Goodwood will be staging a unique all-Ford GT40 race at the Goodwood Revival (September 13-15) to mark 50 years since development of this mid-engined Anglo-American racer began, another legendary mid-mounted endurance racer will now also be competing at the event.
Like the Ford, the revered Ferrari 250 LM celebrates its half-century this year, having premiered at the Paris salon late in 1963. Also like the Ford, the 250 LM went on to win the Le Mans 24-hours race, with the North American Racing Team-entered car, driven by Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory, taking the chequered flag in the 1965 event. It was the last time Ferrari took overall victory in the endurance classic.
The 250 LM raced in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1964, where it finished fourth, and last competed in this race in the modern era at the Revival in 2000. An example of the Ferrari has also run in the Whitsun Trophy race at the Revival.
For the 2013 Revival, a number of 250 LMs will be returning to the prestigious Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race for the first time in 13 years, against fierce competition from Ferrari 250 GTOs, AC Cobras, lightweight Jaguar E-types, Maserati 151s, Aston Martin DB4s, and many other rare machines to create the most valuable historic motor race in the world.
Tickets, grandstand seats, camping and other products for the Revival can be purchased via the Goodwood website (www.goodwood.com/motor sport), or the Ticket Hotline: 01243 755055.