Cars International Kensington joins big names and enters the £30 Million club Cars International Ferrari included on entry list for the prestigious Goodwood Revival Tourist Trophy Race
Cars International Kensington, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance road and racing cars, has secured its place amongst £30 million worth of racing exotica and motor racing legends, after its beautiful 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso was included into the entry of the famous RAC Club T.T. Race at the Goodwood Revival (August 31 -- September 2, 2007).
The driver pairing of Paul Osborn -- Director of Cars International -- and Sky Sports motorsport presenter Tony Jardine will share the sleek red 250 Lusso in the one hour race, pitted against such racing legends as Sir Stirling Moss, five times Le Mans winner Derek Bell and former British Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert.
The preparation division of Cars International is lead by ex F1 engineer Tim Preston, who will prepare the Ferrari 250 Lusso. "At Cars International Service we restore and maintain both modern and classic sports and racing cars cars. The Goodwood Revival is always a special event for us and this will be the second time we will have prepared the Ferrari for Paul and Tony to race at the event."
Tony Jardine, also competing in the St Mary's Trophy in a Classic Castrol backed Mini Cooper alongside owner and builder Rae Davis, has always been in love with Ferraris and Goodwood. "To race a Ferrari for only the second time in my career is momentous. The Cars International Service team let me test the aluminium bodied car at the Goodwood Revival press day in July, and I immediately fell in love with its grace, shape and handling. The team forgave me for scraping their precious car along the chicane wall - but at least I was trying! If we manage to get our more powerful engine in time we will surprise a few legends and create our own bit of history!"
Jardine and Osborn are regular attendees at the new 'must go' Goodwood Revival, as they believe the event is a magical step back in time. Osborn said, "It is a mixture of serious racing and serious socialising, against a time warp backdrop. We supply high performance road and racing cars from the 50's through to the present day, and sell glamour and magic in exotic cars, so it's a great fit."
Jardine agrees and added, "This is motor racing as it should be. The restored track in unchanged since the original. This year we will even have 12 grid girls in colourful swinging sixties outfits to join the 60 or so actors who will bring a sense of style and theatre to the event -- never mind the bulk of the 80,000 strong crowd who religiously attend in period dress."
-credit: cars international