The 2023 Goodwood Revival’s entry list has been published and it truly is a special thing to behold. From one of the biggest collections of Ferraris racing together on track to the heart-stopping beasts of the RAC TT Celebration, the Revival will thunder to some incredible music in its 25th year.
It would take far too long to write about every single one of the cars and bikes on this list – as it is the biggest the event has ever seen – so Goodwood will just highlight a few races and cars that stand out and let you scroll to the bottom of this article to find the full list.
F1 cars at the 2023 Goodwood Revival
As usual Goodwood has two races dedicated to Formula 1 at the Revival this year. The Glover Trophy for F1 cars from 1961-1966. These cars were raced by the likes of Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Dan Gurney, Jackie Stewart and co. during the lightweight nimble days of the early 1960s. Goodwood has a selection of Lotus 18s and 25s – including the very car in which Clark won a world championship – BRMs, Brabhams, Coopers and even a Derrington-Francis.
The Richmond & Gordon Trophies celebrate the switchover era when rear-engined cars arrived and changed the face of the sport forever. Highlights in this race include Aston Martin’s first ever F1 car – the out-of-its-time DBR4 – five stunning Maserati 250Fs, the beautiful Ferrari 246 Dino and some brilliant Coopers.
OK, tell me about the opening race
Goodwood begin the weekend with a celebration of the Goodwood Nine Hour races. The Freddie March Memorial Trophy’s early ‘50s sportscars are an eclectic mix of the beautiful – Ferrari 750 Monza, Aston Martin DB3S – and the odd – HWM-Jaguar, Cooper T33.
They will race for 45 minutes as the sun dips into dusk with two drivers sharing each car. Stars to look out for include Jenson Button in a stunning Jaguar C-Type, Alex Brundle and Jake Hill in HWMs, Darren Turner in an Aston Martin DB3S and Benoit Treluyer in an Allard J2X.
What is racing in the St. Mary’s Trophy this year?
This year it’s the turn of the saloon cars of the 1950s to race for the St. Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul. The VIP drivers race on Saturday in Part One (including Rowan Atkinson, Gordon Shedden, Karun Chandhok, Matt Neal, Mark Blundell, Jenson Button, Tom Kristensen, Romain Dumas, Andrew Jordan, Richard Attwood, Jochen Mass, Jimmie Johnson and more) before the owners finish it all off with the final race on Sunday.
Cars include such beauties as the Alfa Romeo Giullietta Ti and BMW 700, and the slightly less stunning Standard Vanguard and Jowett Javelin. Pairings to keep an eye out for include the Jordans in a very special Giullietta, Romain Dumas and Freddie Shepherd in the mighty Ford Thunderbird and Jimmie Johnson in a tiny Austin A40.
What Ferraris are racing at Revival in 2023?
To start, Goodwood has an entire race for just Ferraris. The Lavant Cup presented by Sky Cinema is a chance for some cars that bear the Prancing Horse and might not be seen racing again any time soon to battle on track at Revival. There are eight, yes, eight Ferrari 250 SWBs, a 250 GTO and 330 GTO and even a pair of 250 LMs on this stunning grid. And that’s not even to mention the mighty Breadvan.
Through the rest of the list you’ll find several Ferraris racing in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy – 340 MM, 750 Monza, 250 MM, 500 TRC, there’s also a Ferrari 246 Dino in the Richmond & Gordon Trophies.
The Sussex Trophy has three Ferraris, the always exciting 246S Dino driven by Sam Hancock, a rare 246SP and the legendary 250TR.
Any other great cars to see at the 2023 Revival?
If you like big, fast sportscars, don’t miss the Whitsun Trophy, full of Can-Am cars and GT40s, which will as always be the fastest race of the weekend. The Rudge Whitworth Cup will also be a highlight in 2023. Led around to the grid by the car that won the 1924 Le Mans 24 Hours, this will celebrate the centenary of the race and the winner will be presented by the original trophy, made for the first Triennial Cup at Le Mans. In that race you’ll find such legends of La Sarthe as Lorraine-Dietrich, Bentley, Talbot, Bentley and Chenard et Walcker.
Porsche fans need to look no further than the Fordwater Trophy, when 30 Porsche 911s will fight over 45 minutes with star drivers including Mark Webber, Sam Tordoff, Matt Neal and Peter Dumbrek.
And that is just a flavour of the event, Goodowood has not even mentioned the cars, bikes, riders and drivers in the RAC TT Celebration, the Chichester Cup, Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy or our stunning parades for Carroll Shelby and Lotus.
Report by Ben Miles
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