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#1 The Passenger

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:28

http://grrc.goodwood...on-race-revival

 

 

Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will become the first contemporary grand prix racer for nine years to contest the Goodwood Revival when he climbs behind the wheel of a 1965 Ford Mustang for the Shelby Cup.

It’s a one-off race being held to mark 60 years of the small-block V8 engine (and the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars to ever use the powerplant, the Mustang), and Max will share driver duties with Richard Dutton, boss of hugely-successful junior single-seater squad Fortec Motorsport. [...] 

‘Mr Bean’ actor Rowan Atkinson, who has become a Goodwood regular in recent years, will race a 1964 Ford Falcon while former British Touring Car champions Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will drive, respectively, a Studebaker Lark 500 and a Mustang.

Sounds like fun. :)  Also sounds like an opportunity for some photoshopping.  :) 



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#2 george1981

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:49

If he loses I'm not sure if Max will be able live down being beaten by Mr Bean.



#3 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:53

Good on Max for taking part in some racing outside of Formula 1.

 

I wish more of the current drivers would do the same.



#4 Prost1997T

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:03

Good on Max for taking part in some racing outside of Formula 1.

 

I wish more of the current drivers would do the same.

 

Either they're overly specialised these days, or their contracts don't let them. Mike Conway, on the other hand, is racing in WEC, Indycar and Formula E this year...



#5 ahw911

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:43

Either they're overly specialised these days, or their contracts don't let them. Mike Conway, on the other hand, is racing in WEC, Indycar and Formula E this year...

 

A point which is lamented here :-

 

http://forums.autosp...rt-allrounders/



#6 Red17

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:19

If he loses I'm not sure if Max will be able live down being beaten by Mr Bean.

 

Beware, Mr. Bean's real life alter ego is an avid gearhead and by no means a slow mo.



#7 JHSingo

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:20

Either they're overly specialised these days, or their contracts don't let them. Mike Conway, on the other hand, is racing in WEC, Indycar and Formula E this year...

 

Read a lot recently about how 'to make F1 drivers stars again' - and surely that's the answer. Let's see if they could cut it in another form of racing or are just one trick ponies.


Edited by JHSingo, 17 August 2014 - 13:21.


#8 OvDrone

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:48

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#9 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:26

http://grrc.goodwood...on-race-revival

 

Sounds like fun. :)  Also sounds like an opportunity for some photoshopping.  :) 

It is 50 years of the Mustang but not 60 years of any small block engines. 

Ford Windsor has been around since about 61, SBC since 55 and LA Mopar since about 64/5. None of those is 60 years!



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:33

It is 50 years of the Mustang but not 60 years of any small block engines. 

Ford Windsor has been around since about 61, SBC since 55 and LA Mopar since about 64/5. None of those is 60 years!

 

Interesting.  You made me Google.  

 

It says here the Chevrolet small-block engine was first made in 1954, which makes this year the 60th anniversary:

 

http://en.wikipedia....ll-block_engine

 

I've no idea if that's the original engine Goodwood are on about or if that answers the question, but that's the first result for a search for "small-block v8 engine".  Cheers.



#11 The Passenger

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:42

Beware, Mr. Bean's real life alter ego is an avid gearhead and by no means a slow mo.

 

Indeed. :)

 

I thought most people here would at least have seen Rowan Atkinson's appearance on Top Gear. For those who haven't seen it or for those who want to see it again, enjoy!

 



#12 GoldenColt

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:46

A tenner on Rowan. :up:


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:51

Either they're overly specialised these days, or their contracts don't let them. Mike Conway, on the other hand, is racing in WEC, Indycar and Formula E this year...

Or they are a bunch of ego driven chauffeured pansy *****.

 

A polite way of saying is that they are career driven professionals. How many die hard petrol heads do you think make it onto the F1 grid.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:52

Good on Max for taking part in some racing outside of Formula 1.

 

Yeah, he should do it more often. Like permanently. 



#15 E.B.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:20

Having discovered motor sport before comedy, the first time I ever heard of Rowan Atkinson was in a motor sport challenge show he did on the BBC, alongside Nigel Mansell, Derek Bell and Murray Walker amongst others. I seem to recall he did very well on some of the challenges.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 14:39

Bean was a beast in that Mini :lol:  my Money's on him!



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 15:20

Or they are a bunch of ego driven chauffeured pansy *****.

 

A polite way of saying is that they are career driven professionals. How many die hard petrol heads do you think make it onto the F1 grid.

 

Ha. Perhaps the young drivers in the feeder series should be encouraged to race sports cars on their off-weekends. Racing a heavier car with less aero teaches you things you'd never learn in high downforce open wheelers. It seems like everyone is glued to the track whenever I see Formula Renault or GP3 races.



#18 BRG

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 15:37

. How many die hard petrol heads do you think make it onto the F1 grid.

Very few.  About 24 each season in fact.  Or do you think someone who has spent their every waking hour from about the age of 10 eating, breathing and living motor racing isn't a petrolhead?



#19 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 15:43

I dunno, a lot of the F1 crowd are only interested in F1. But that's probably a lack of exposure.

 

In wider terms, I can understand why they just do what they do. It's fairly intense, so you'd enjoy your time off. Likewise you may not be as interested in driving a less exciting car, or racing against amateurs, or whatever.

 

Though I thought it was pretty amazing when Roberto Moreno entered a Skip Barber race. And that was only a few years ago.



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#20 BRG

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 16:09

I dunno, a lot of the F1 crowd are only interested in F1. But that's probably a lack of exposure.

And yet Alonso popped up at Le Mans waving the flag, lots of drivers turn out at Goodwood and so on.  I am sure that nearly all of them (there's bound to be one that isn't)) are interested in anything that makes a noise and goes fast.  The real culprit is F1 teams writing contracts that stop drivers doing anything else deemed risky..  

 

And then there are the so-called motorsport fans who scream outrage if someone from F1 does anything else and puts a foot wrong in the process.  There was a perfectly serious thread here last year about how Newey shouldn't be allowed to race his E-Type after he shunted it lightly.  



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 16:31

I dunno, a lot of the F1 crowd are only interested in F1. But that's probably a lack of exposure.

 

In wider terms, I can understand why they just do what they do. It's fairly intense, so you'd enjoy your time off. Likewise you may not be as interested in driving a less exciting car, or racing against amateurs, or whatever.

 

Though I thought it was pretty amazing when Roberto Moreno entered a Skip Barber race. And that was only a few years ago.

 

This I think teams don't want to risk their own financial stability so a driver can have some fun in the off weeks. Just look at Kubica who had enormous potential only to have that taken away. Add to that the "unknown" of going against amateurs. I can see why teams wouldn't want to risk anything they don't have to. 

 

Remember this guy?



#22 The Passenger

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:08

Just a reminder that the race is on this Saturday.

 

Can't wait to know how Mr Bean goes against an F1 driver!  :)

 

Not sure if they'll be uploading a video of the event, but here's the Goodwood Revival site to keep tabs on:

 

http://grrc.goodwood...odwood-revival/



#23 Jimisgod

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 14:59

Do you think Max will end up like the Reliant Robin always does?

#24 F1matt

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 16:26

Lets be honest with Matt Neal behind them neither have much chance of finishing the race after he has tried one of his legendary moves.......



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 17:27

This I think teams don't want to risk their own financial stability so a driver can have some fun in the off weeks. Just look at Kubica who had enormous potential only to have that taken away. Add to that the "unknown" of going against amateurs. I can see why teams wouldn't want to risk anything they don't have to. 

 

Remember this guy?

wow i cant believe this video :lol:



#26 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:01

Racing about to start. Live coverage on the Goodwood Youtube channel : https://www.youtube....h?v=3HlU1OZ8WQ0



#27 The Passenger

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:36

Max Chilton and Rowan Atkinson did equally well...

 

Both DNF'd.  :lol:  

 

(Max had an oil leak; Rowan hit another car.)

 

 

Shelby Cup race highlights:

 


Edited by The Passenger, 15 September 2014 - 07:37.


#28 Nemo1965

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:50

Hm.

 

Rowan should have said, weeks ago: 'Am I jumping the gun, Chilton, or are the words "I have a cunning plan" marching with ill-deserved confidence in the direction of this conversation?'



#29 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:11

Giedo Van Der Garde managed to co-win the RAC TT in an AC Cobra.

 

Chilton's engine went kaput in qualifying, and developed an oil leak when on the grid for the race.