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Classic & Sports Car November 2018

Classic & Sports Car is the world's best-selling classic car magazine and the undisputed authority for all owners and enthusiasts. Whether your interest is Italian Exotica, British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s or modern classics, every issue of Classic & Sports Car perfectly complements the sheer joy and nostalgia of owning a classic car.

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the big picture

As wildfires once again ravaged California this August, they revived painful memories for the victims of the devastation that hit the region a year ago, when 44 were killed and more than 100,000 were forced from their homes. But sometimes beauty can be born of tragedy, and the ‘Art out of Ashes’ project hopes to harness that beauty to support those affected by the fires.Inspired by Richard Misrach’s images of the 1991 Oakland Hills fires, Russell Hyzen and photographer Scott Maddern set out to capture automotive remains in the Santa Rosa area for a series of dramatic studies, including this 1931 Ford Model A Five Window Coupe. The images have been reproduced as limited-edition prints and a beautiful hardback photobook; to order, or make a donation, visit www.artoutofashes.org ■…

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Has it really been 20 years? The Goodwood Revival Meeting remains so fresh, so exciting every time September rolls around that it’s hard to believe that 2018 marks two decades since Lord March (now the Duke of Richmond and Gordon) first dusted off the old Westhampnett airfield perimeter track. In doing so, he brought some of the finest historic racing the world has ever seen to a new (and ever-expanding) audience.If the above has made you groan, or perhaps you didn’t go this year because you think you’ve seen it all before, I have a tip: find a petrolhead friend who has never been to the Revival, and take them with you next year. I did, and watching it through the wide eyes of a first-timer reinvigorated an event…

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wild dices light up revival

Pittaway s big Plymouth strikes chicane Olivier Hart was an RAC TT star in dad David’s Cobra The first race of 2018’s Goodwood Revival kicked off the 7-9 September event in the best-possible way, with an epic duel in the Kinrara Trophy. The contest, for pre-’63 closed-cockpit GTs, tempted 11 Maranello exotics to the grid, including Carlo Vögele’s fabulous ex-Col Ronnie Hoare 330GTO.When the flag dropped, pole-sitter Niklas Halusa made a clean getaway in father Martin’s Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Breadvan’, with Jon Minshaw (Jaguar E-type) chasing him into the twilight. The dice continued after the driver change, as Le Mans legend Emanuele Pirro reeled in Phil Keen, before getting the Ferrari ahead to take a popular victory. “Someone wanted some bread really quickly, so we had to speed up,”…

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revival car show stars

Few classic car shows match the diversity of Goodwood’s incredible spectator car park. From spindly vintage BNC cyclecars to raucous American Gassers, the eclectic range is a major attraction away from the racing and the ‘Over The Road’ vintage marketplace.The event continues to attract overseas visitors, this year including a spectacular group of Facel Vegas that convoyed in on Friday morning. As well as HK500 and Facel II exotics, the Gallic rally included a host of Facellias and a stylish two-tone Ford Comète.Sue Wright (below) is a Revival regular and recently swapped her Hillman Imp Californian for a 1963 Chevy Corvette. “We spotted it on holiday at the Bakersfield Hot Rod Reunion and had to have it,” she enthused. “It has had three lady owners from new and covered…

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rwr racers on parade

One of Britain’s greatest privateer team owners, Rob Walker, was honoured in style at the Revival with an impressive set of racers in his signature colours of dark blue with a white noseband. Walker’s son Robbie led the parade in his father’s Delahaye 135S, in which Walker senior famously switched suits during his stints at Le Mans in 1939 (see Full throttle, p53).The glorious parade included both TT-winning Ferrari 250GT SWBs, which Stirling Moss drove to victory at Goodwood in 1960 and ’61. Sir Jackie Stewart stepped in for the ailing Moss to drive the 1958 Argentinian GP-winning Cooper T43, which kicked off the rear-engined revolution. Walker’s road cars included the Facel II now owned by motorsport commentator Bob Constanduros, and the only key machines missing were his treasured…

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‘whizzo’ williams – 1938-2018

A regular at Goodwood, ‘Whizzo’ was a ubiquitous presence at historic events both great and small, and held MSA competition licence number one Half-way into the Goodwood Revival weekend, and only weeks after talking to C&SC for this month’s Firenza feature (see p152), came the sad news that Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams had passed away on the morning of 8 September, just shy of his 80th birthday.The last surviving member of the ‘terrible trio’, whose other alumni were Tony Lanfranchi (d2004) and Gerry Marshall (d2005), ‘Whizzo’ was a racing institution, known, recognised and loved in paddocks throughout the world. With somewhere between 700 and 800 races plus 250 rallies – and many wins – behind him, he only retired from competition in February.His first event was at Prescott in 1957,…