The annual Goodwood Revival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackie Stewart’s “discovery” with a series of special parades during the British festival to honor the three-time World Driving Champion.
After doing well in sports car races, Stewart was invited in 1964 to test a Formula 3 car at the Goodwood circuit. The test for the then-24-year-old racer from Scotland was arranged by track manager Robin Mackay in conjunction with Ken Tyrrell’s team.
The Cooper T72-BMC Stewart drove in that test is one of 24 cars that will comprise a Stewart salute at the Revival.
Also among those cars will be a 1969 Matra MS80-Cosworth, a 1973 Tyrrell 006, the Lola T90-Ford that broke down during the closing stages of the 1966 Indy 500 while Stewart was more than a lap ahead of the field, as well as the 1965 BRM P261 in which Stewart won his first Formula One race at Monza.
Stewart’s sports car career will be featured with two Lola T70 Spyders, Jaguar- and Buick-engined Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiros, a Ferrari 330 P4 and a Ford GT40.
Stewart will participate in each of the three parades, one each afternoon of the three-day Revival meeting.
Other special features at the Revival, scheduled for September 12-14 are:
- A life-size replica of Stonehenge.
- The West Sussex at War parade, featuring more than 600 vehicles and 25 WWII veterans, to mark 75 years of the RAF Westhampnett aerodrome.
- Pussy Galore’s Goldfinger helicopter as focal point for a “Spirit of Aviation’ display.
- Fifteen categories of vintage races.
- A classic car show featuring some 4,500 pre-1974 vehicles.
- Beneficiary of the 2014 Goodwood Revival will be England’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, which has earmarked funds to make sure one of the country’s iconic grand prix cars, the 1950 BRM V16 Type 15, will remain in running order.
For more information, visit the Goodwood website.