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The $250 million race: Goodwood Revival live-streaming history this weekend

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The Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival included  a Ferrari 250 GTO, an even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.
The Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival included  a Ferrari 250 GTO, an even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.
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The $250 million field for the Kinrara Trophy 
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The $250 million field for the Kinrara Trophy 
The Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival included  a Ferrari 250 GTO, an even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.
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The Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival included  a Ferrari 250 GTO, an even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.
Carlos Monteverde's Ferrari 250 GTO shows the signs of damage it sustained at the start. 
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Carlos Monteverde's Ferrari 250 GTO shows the signs of damage it sustained at the start. 
Carlos Monteverde's Ferrari 250 GTO is the ex-Schlesser/Oreiller/Colombo/Prinoth/Violati 250 GTO that sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction for $38,115,000 on August 14, 2014, setting a new world record at auction for any automobile which was broken a fortnight ago at Monterey Car Week.
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Carlos Monteverde's Ferrari 250 GTO is the ex-Schlesser/Oreiller/Colombo/Prinoth/Violati 250 GTO that sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction for $38,115,000 on August 14, 2014, setting a new world record at auction for any automobile which was broken a fortnight ago at Monterey Car Week.
The grid forms up for the Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival 2018
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The grid forms up for the Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival 2018
The fastest car in practice for the race, by a full second a lap, was the fabled Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan built for Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata's Scuderia Serenissima Republica di Venezia (SSR) racing team by Giotto Bizzarrini at the company created by the breakaway Ferrari employees of the early 1960s.
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The fastest car in practice for the race, by a full second a lap, was the fabled Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan built for Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata's Scuderia Serenissima Republica di Venezia (SSR) racing team by Giotto Bizzarrini at the company created by the breakaway Ferrari employees of the early 1960s.
Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata's Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan was often loaned to the Count's friends for use as a road car when its racing days were over. 
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Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata's Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan was often loaned to the Count's friends for use as a road car when its racing days were over. 
ATS (Automobili Turismo Sport) took a Ferrari 250 GT SWB and remodelled it entirely, producing a car that was as powerful as a 250 GTO, but had a smaller frontal area, lower drag co-efficient, and weighed considerably less. So low was the front of the breadvan that the venturis of all six Weber carbs protruded, and a plastic cover was needed to prevent them sucking in low-flying birds.
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ATS (Automobili Turismo Sport) took a Ferrari 250 GT SWB and remodelled it entirely, producing a car that was as powerful as a 250 GTO, but had a smaller frontal area, lower drag co-efficient, and weighed considerably less. So low was the front of the breadvan that the venturis of all six Weber carbs protruded, and a plastic cover was needed to prevent them sucking in low-flying birds.
The Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival gets underway. Conservatively valued at a quarter of a billion dollars, the field included a Ferrari 250 GTO, and even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.
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The Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival gets underway. Conservatively valued at a quarter of a billion dollars, the field included a Ferrari 250 GTO, and even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four Aston Martin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.
Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO gets rear-ended on the starting grid
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Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO gets rear-ended on the starting grid
The Jaguar E-Type of Keen and Minshaw kept the Halusa/Pirro Ferrari Breadvan company for the entire race, swapping the lead more than a dozen times
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The Jaguar E-Type of Keen and Minshaw kept the Halusa/Pirro Ferrari Breadvan company for the entire race, swapping the lead more than a dozen times
The winners of the Kinrara Trophy Emanuele Pirro  and Nikolas Halusa
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The winners of the Kinrara Trophy Emanuele Pirro  and Nikolas Halusa
Tom Alexander's Aston Martin DB4 GT gets sideways at 100 mph
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Tom Alexander's Aston Martin DB4 GT gets sideways at 100 mph
Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO was rear-ended on the starting grid and had to retire from the damage
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Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO was rear-ended on the starting grid and had to retire from the damage
Jaguar E-Types filled second, third and fourth place in the Kinrara Trophy event
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Jaguar E-Types filled second, third and fourth place in the Kinrara Trophy event
The paddock at Goodwood Revival looked more like a concours event than a race paddock
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The paddock at Goodwood Revival looked more like a concours event than a race paddock
The Gillian/Woodgate Aston Martin DB4 GT, side by side with the Ferrari 250 GT SWB of Franklin/Lindsay
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The Gillian/Woodgate Aston Martin DB4 GT, side by side with the Ferrari 250 GT SWB of Franklin/Lindsay
The breadvan has had a remarkable history, having been loaned by the Count to his friends such as Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli, and Gunter Sachs, who famously used the breadvan to lead the carabinieri in a high speed chase that resulted in the car being confiscated.
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The breadvan has had a remarkable history, having been loaned by the Count to his friends such as Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli, and Gunter Sachs, who famously used the breadvan to lead the carabinieri in a high speed chase that resulted in the car being confiscated.
Only three Ferrari 330 GTO cars were ever made, and this one was built as a road car for It is now owned by Carlo Voegele, who regularly races the car in historic events across Europe. This car has appeared several times at the Goodwood Revival previously, including one prior occasion with elite car dealer Lukas Huni as co-driver
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Only three Ferrari 330 GTO cars were ever made, and this one was built as a road car for It is now owned by Carlo Voegele, who regularly races the car in historic events across Europe. This car has appeared several times at the Goodwood Revival previously, including one prior occasion with elite car dealer Lukas Huni as co-driver
The Jaguar E-Type of Jason Minshaw and Martin Stretton
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The Jaguar E-Type of Jason Minshaw and Martin Stretton
The Ferrari GT 250 SWB of Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid, at speed
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The Ferrari GT 250 SWB of Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid, at speed
Watching takes on an entirely different aspect at the Goodwood Revival
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Watching takes on an entirely different aspect at the Goodwood Revival
Even childrens toys of the era were on show
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Even childrens toys of the era were on show
Motorcycles share the spotlight during the Goodwood Revival
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Motorcycles share the spotlight during the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival takes entertainment back in time to the postWW2 era 
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The Goodwood Revival takes entertainment back in time to the postWW2 era 
The founder of the Goodwood Revival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lord March, with British media personality (and dedicated petrolhead) Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian.
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The founder of the Goodwood Revival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lord March, with British media personality (and dedicated petrolhead) Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian.
The race garages at Goowood, just as they would have looked 50 years ago
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The race garages at Goowood, just as they would have looked 50 years ago
There were even hair-dressing facilities on site where you could complement your -in-period attire with the hair-styles of the day.
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There were even hair-dressing facilities on site where you could complement your -in-period attire with the hair-styles of the day.
There's also a strong aviation theme to the three-day festival, with a tribute to the British Royal Air Force (RAF) which is celebrating its centenary year. 
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There's also a strong aviation theme to the three-day festival, with a tribute to the British Royal Air Force (RAF) which is celebrating its centenary year. 
During WW2, RAF Westhampnett was built on the Goodwood Estate and played a key role in winning the "Battle of Britain", a pivotal aerial campaign which defended the UK against large-scale aerial attacks during "the Blitz."
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During WW2, RAF Westhampnett was built on the Goodwood Estate and played a key role in winning the "Battle of Britain", a pivotal aerial campaign which defended the UK against large-scale aerial attacks during "the Blitz."
Goodwood Revival has almost every aspect of period entertainment and culture incorporated, including a fashion parade
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Goodwood Revival has almost every aspect of period entertainment and culture incorporated, including a fashion parade
Whilst the expert commentary is very knowledgable about the racing, the mix of entertainment from every aspect of the post-war period, is quite diverse.
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Whilst the expert commentary is very knowledgable about the racing, the mix of entertainment from every aspect of the post-war period, is quite diverse.
A post-WW2 Harrods delivery van was just one of many perfectly restored specimens from 70 years ago.
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A post-WW2 Harrods delivery van was just one of many perfectly restored specimens from 70 years ago.
Bonhams holds the official auction at the Goodwood Revival
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Bonhams holds the official auction at the Goodwood Revival
The grid girls were in period costume too
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The grid girls were in period costume too

Every year, Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond, 11th Duke of Lennox, 11th Duke of Aubigny, 6th Duke of Gordon and rabid automobile enthusiast, holds a fancy dress party at his Goodwood Estate in West Sussex.

Best known for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Estate plays host to several wonderful events, but there are none quite like his Goodwood Revival, where you won't get past the gate unless you are wearing costume in keeping with the period during which his family's motor racing circuit was active on the international motor racing stage: 1948 to 1966.

The grid girls were in period costume too
The grid girls were in period costume too

The Goodwood Revival has been running annually since 1998 and it grows in stature and professionalism each year, to the point where you can now watch the entire proceedings on YouTube for free in high definition.

Whilst the expert commentary is very knowledgable about the racing, the mix of entertainment from every aspect of the post-war period, is quite diverse.
Whilst the expert commentary is very knowledgable about the racing, the mix of entertainment from every aspect of the post-war period, is quite diverse.

Whilst the expert commentary is very knowledgable about the racing, the mix of entertainment from every aspect of the post-war period, is quite diverse.

So if you have a spare hour or 10 this weekend, it's well worth a look, because the facility is there to watch each day's proceedings by moving back and forth on the time line to watch the events you are interested in.

Motorcycles share the spotlight during the Goodwood Revival
Motorcycles share the spotlight during the Goodwood Revival

In addition to the on-track action featuring car and motorcycle racing from different classes and periods of the postWW2 era, through Bonhams' official Goodwood Revival auction, to just soaking up the atmosphere of the pits and paddock of a race circuit from a bygone era.

During WW2, RAF Westhampnett was built on the Goodwood Estate and played a key role in winning the "Battle of Britain", a pivotal aerial campaign which defended the UK against large-scale aerial attacks during "the Blitz."
During WW2, RAF Westhampnett was built on the Goodwood Estate and played a key role in winning the "Battle of Britain", a pivotal aerial campaign which defended the UK against large-scale aerial attacks during "the Blitz."

There's also a strong aviation theme to the three-day festival, with a tribute to the British Royal Air Force (RAF), which iscelebrating its centenary year. During WW2, RAF Westhampnett was built on the Goodwood Estate and played a key role in winning the Battle of Britain, a pivotal aerial campaign that defended the UK against large-scale aerial attacks during the Blitz.

There were even hair-dressing facilities on site where you could complement your -in-period attire with the hair-styles of the day.
There were even hair-dressing facilities on site where you could complement your -in-period attire with the hair-styles of the day.

There were even hair-dressing facilities on site where you could complement your -in-period attire with the hair-styles of the day.

The paddock at Goodwood Revival looked more like a concours event than a race paddock
The paddock at Goodwood Revival looked more like a concours event than a race paddock

There are a few "tells" that prevent the experience from being feature-film authentic, because everyone is carrying the latest in still and video capture devices, the racing drivers wear full race harnesses and the latest helmets, and there are modern roll-cages fitted to most of the cars, but ...

The race garages at Goowood, just as they would have looked 50 years ago
The race garages at Goowood, just as they would have looked 50 years ago

... everything else is very authentic, with a nod to the "induced epidemic" fashion of the day going beyond just the clothes.

The Goodwood Revival takes entertainment back in time to the postWW2 era 
The Goodwood Revival takes entertainment back in time to the postWW2 era 

Hence the Goodwood Revival is a celebration of many aspects of life as our parents and their parents knew it, and as the winner of the Kinrara Trophy, Emanuele Pirro so beautifully put it, "Lord March has a wonderful time machine."

The founder of the Goodwood Revival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lord March, with British media personality (and dedicated petrolhead) Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian.
The founder of the Goodwood Revival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lord March, with British media personality (and dedicated petrolhead) Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian.

That's Lord March at left above, with British media personality (and dedicated petrolhead) Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian.

The grid forms up for the Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival 2018
The grid forms up for the Kinrara Trophy race at Goodwood Revival 2018

The highlight of the first day was the Kinrara Trophy, held for pre-1963 GT cars, with a line-up estimated at $250 million in value including a Ferrari 250 GTO, and even rarer Ferrari 330 GTO, nine Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, four AstonMartin DB4 GTs, a pair of Austin Healey 3000s, two AC Cobras, and eight Jaguar E-types.

The $250 million field for the Kinrara Trophy 
The $250 million field for the Kinrara Trophy 

The race took place over an hour at dusk on Friday and if you think these gentelmen drivers weren't "playing for keeps" because they were driving cars ranging from $500,000 to one hundred times that amount, you would be very wrong.

From the get-go, though racing was clean, it was decidedly serious and racing incidents occur even with the best of intentions.

Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO gets rear-ended on the starting grid
Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO gets rear-ended on the starting grid

That's a Ferrari 250 GTO getting rear-ended at the start of the race above, which resulted in the car eventually retiring from the race.

Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO was rear-ended on the starting grid and had to retire from the damage
Carlos Monteverde's $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO was rear-ended on the starting grid and had to retire from the damage

Popping around the corner to Joe's for a cheapie bog-and-spray isn't really an option when your car is worth more than a tropical island.

The breadvan has had a remarkable history, having been loaned by the Count to his friends such as Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli, and Gunter Sachs, who famously used the breadvan to lead the carabinieri in a high speed chase that resulted in the car being confiscated.
The breadvan has had a remarkable history, having been loaned by the Count to his friends such as Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli, and Gunter Sachs, who famously used the breadvan to lead the carabinieri in a high speed chase that resulted in the car being confiscated.

The fastest car in practice for the race, by a full second a lap, was the fabled Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan built for Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata's Scuderia Serenissima Republica di Venezia (SSR) racing team by Giotto Bizzarrini at the company created by the breakaway Ferrari employees of the early 1960s.

ATS (Automobili Turismo Sport) took a Ferrari 250 GT SWB and remodelled it entirely, producing a car that was as powerful as a 250 GTO, but had a smaller frontal area, lower drag co-efficient, and weighed considerably less. So low was the front of the breadvan that the venturis of all six Weber carbs protruded, and a plastic cover was needed to prevent them sucking in low-flying birds.
ATS (Automobili Turismo Sport) took a Ferrari 250 GT SWB and remodelled it entirely, producing a car that was as powerful as a 250 GTO, but had a smaller frontal area, lower drag co-efficient, and weighed considerably less. So low was the front of the breadvan that the venturis of all six Weber carbs protruded, and a plastic cover was needed to prevent them sucking in low-flying birds.

ATS (Automobili Turismo Sport) took a Ferrari 250 GT SWB and remodelled it entirely, presenting the Count with a car that was as powerful as a 250 GTO, but had a smaller frontal area, lower drag co-efficient, and weighed considerably less. So low was the front of the Breadvan that the venturis of all six Weber carbs protruded, and a plastic cover was needed to prevent them sucking in low-flying birds.

The Breadvan has had a remarkable history, having been loaned by the Count to his friends such as Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli, and Gunter Sachs, who famously used the it to lead the carabinieri in a high speed chase that resulted in the car being confiscated.

The Jaguar E-Type of Keen and Minshaw kept the Halusa/Pirro Ferrari Breadvan company for the entire race, swapping the lead more than a dozen times
The Jaguar E-Type of Keen and Minshaw kept the Halusa/Pirro Ferrari Breadvan company for the entire race, swapping the lead more than a dozen times

In the end, the Breadvan prevailed in the Kinrara Trophy event, but not before swapping the lead a dozen times with the E-Type Jaguar of Keen and Minshaw.

Goodwood Revival 2018 Live Stream

If you have some time free this Saturday or Sunday, the entire nostalgic Goodwood Revival festival is being broadcast free on YouTube and ... awesome entertainment.

Many thanks to Charles Gordon-Lennox for creating two such magical events and freely sharing them.

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