It's not just the engine capacity, all the A40s (entered as 1958/59 cars) are post 1962 Mk2s (better handling long wheelbase with full hydraulic brakes);
This is a point which I have made before, but which was gainsaid about the later bodies IIRC
However, the re registered UCE 13 is a proper period body , as it was rebodied for the good doctor for the 1960 season, see relevant The Autocar article, following a roll.
I spoke at length with the mechs for the PA Cresta and the amount of work needed to rebuild the body was said to involve a weldathon. Spec was quite relaxed, 3. 2 inch SUs, 4 speed box with a 5 speed knob,.... discs etc. It must have cost a fortune to do andrew the owner has fun.
The MG YB as exquisitely prepared, the paint being to show standards, a joy to behold, and ran an overbored MGB engine. It sat beautifully flat and went well. I loved it.
As others have said, the cars are built to varying sets of historic saloon regs in this country. It is fun , but very real, racing, it is not the real world as you would have it. You either get it or you do not, and fret too much.
The real and important cars are in other events, but how many of them are real, inasmuch as they have not had new tube frames, or have been built from scratch to much more precise and advantageous design parameters?.
The Kinrara saw excellent racing as usual, and we seem to have lost most of the win at all cost hotrods and their drivers from the TT lookalike race, and if someone wants to race a period correct GTO replica when he undoubtedly owns a real one, best of luck to him. Some of the D types in the old Lloyds and Scottish in the seventies were reputedly Brian Wingfield copies, with the originals safely in the garage at home.
I thought it was excellent with a good choice of cars and good racing, apart from the red flag stuff, and I always enjoy looking at how the five hundred cc car designers went about solving the same problem. A one make race for Bentleys was a neat idea too.
I also thought that the dress sense was better overall, although there are still some aberrations in style and relevance, don't get me on wearing uniforms....
I was disappointed, as at the FoS, with the Telegraph being a sponsor, yet failing to have their kiosks there selling the newsapaper, and I did enquire. Poor form, I thought. The Goodwood Actors Guild were out in force and were excellent.
Usual disclaimers, which some struggle to believe....