Goodwood announces £200 million grid for 20th anniversary Kinrara Trophy
The 20th anniversary year for the Goodwood Revival will see a £200m grid line-up for the Kinrara Trophy.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Revival meeting at the Goodwood motor circuit. On the evening of Friday 7 September, a grid with an estimated value pushing £200m will line-up to race in the Kinrara Trophy.
Goodwood also estimates that the value of all cars and bikes appearing at this year’s Revival will exceed half a billion pounds – with the majority of these racing throughout the weekend.
The Kinrara Trophy is one of the major highlights of the weekend, with this 60-minute race for pre-’63 closed-cockpit GTs finishing off the day with some serious wheel-to-wheel action. Top drivers will be battling an unprecedented grid of historic racers – a number of well-known Goodwood veterans among them – with ten Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, two 250 GTOs and a 330 GTO fighting for position with four Aston Martin DB4 GT, two Cobras a Maserati 3500 GT and various E-types.SEE RELATED: The best classic car events in 2018
The Duke of Richmond commented: ‘It is fitting that as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Revival, we have put together the most valuable Kinrara Trophy grid ever. As a boy I watched these cars race at Goodwood when they were new and could not have imagined how valuable cars like the Ferrari 250 GT SWB would be today. This year we have ten of them in the Kinrara Trophy, and that’s only a third of the grid.
‘Most would expect to find cars of this value locked away in a garage or museum. But at the Revival you will find them racing into the dusk, headlights blazing, and brake discs glowing as they roar around one of the fastest and most demanding circuits in the UK. It is a thrilling and unforgettable experience for spectators, and a nerve-tingling one for the owners and drivers. It truly is one of the greatest spectacles in motor racing and I look forward to seeing you all there.’
Tickets are still available from Goodwood in limited numbers for Friday and Sunday, if you haven't already booked yours.