The Goodwood Revival was back in all its glory – and Motul was proud to be again supporting this wonderful event. From period racing to vintage fashion, there was plenty to see and do at this classic car spectacle. These are our top moments from the petrolhead paradise.
Ruf-restored Porsche 901
Prominently placed at the Goodwood Revival, the Motul Garage proved a popular spot for fans to learn more about our rich history in lubrication, stock up on period fashion and even get a rare chance to see a 1964 Porsche 901 in the metal. This car, one of the first ever 911s – the 911 was originally called a 901 before a name change – is now owned by Alois Ruf and has been painstakingly and lovingly restored by his company, Ruf Automobile. With Motul lubrication, of course.
Proper period racing
Undoubtedly one of the draws of the Goodwood Revival is the chance for car lovers to see period cars racing. It’s a rare treat to see such valuable and unique cars racing door-to-door, from multi-million-pound Ferraris to irreplaceable Jaguars. Despite these cars’ high price tags, one of the things that makes the Revival so spectacular is the fact that these cars are raced properly. It’s a genuine step back in time.
Prevention is better than the cure
In racing, every second counts, and it’s often about finding the balance between performance and reliability. But what if you could detect any problems before they arise? That’s where Motul’s mobile racing lab comes in. Its converted retro bus offered Revival drivers, teams and attendees the chance to have a free oil check done, giving them a crystal ball into any potential future problems.
Our man McGuinness
You never know who you’ll bump into at the Goodwood Revival. In fact, one of its biggest draws is the fact that you can not only get up close with legendary cars and bikes, but you’ll often see famous faces strolling through the paddock, too. One of those this year was John McGuinness. The Motul ambassador was riding in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy on a 1954 Manx Norton, which he lapped at an average speed of 84.29mph.
It’s not just the adults that have fun at the Goodwood Revival. There’s plenty of things for kids to see and do, and one of the highlights was the pedal car race, where 64 very excited kids took to the track in pre-1966 Austin J40s for the one-lap Settrington Cup.
In the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy, Motul ambassador Andrew Jordan piloted his 1963 AC Cobra Dragonsnake to victory. Sharing the driving with the car’s owner, Mike Whitaker, the duo set the fastest lap of the race at 97.51mph, with an average speed over the course of 34 laps of 76.33mph. Along the way they saw off multiple Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, Jaguar E-Types and Aston Martin DB4 GTs. Jordan’s JRT Racing workshop looks after and prepares the Dragonsnake and uses the full range of Motul lubricants and car care products.
Keeping these cars in pristine condition is difficult when the racing is so competitive. But thankfully Motul is here to help with its range of car care products. Here’s an old-timer Aston Martin getting some bug removal treatment after a hard stint on track.
You never know what you’ll see at the Goodwood Revival – but a crashed UFO certainly takes the prize for most interesting discovery and drew a big crowd of gaping onlookers unsure where fact meets fiction.
St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul
One of the privileges of being a key partner of the Goodwood Revival is to be honoured with giving the trophies out to the winners of a race – in this case the St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul. The winning car was a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 piloted by Romain Dumas that was, quite literally, deafening as it roared along the track at an average speed of 94.91mph. Andrew Jordan finished third in the St Mary’s Trophy in his Motul-lubricated Ford-Lotus Cortina MK1.