Fiskens geared up for Goodwood

London based classic car dealership Fiskens will be back at the world famous Goodwood Revival meeting this weekend showing off some of the rarest and most celebrated racing machinery from the last 50 years. The event, which will celebrate its...

London based classic car dealership Fiskens will be back at the world famous Goodwood Revival meeting this weekend showing off some of the rarest and most celebrated racing machinery from the last 50 years.

The event, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, has been attended by the Kensington company since the first Revival back in 1998, helping to establish it as the classic motorsport festival.

Managing Director Gregor Fisken will once again be behind the wheel, this year piloting Burkhard Von Schenk's Maserati 250F, the same model as used by Juan Manual Fangio during his 1954 and '57 title triumphs.

Gregor, who has previously won the TT at Goodwood, will be mixing it with some of the sport's most recognizable names and machines in the Richmond and Gordon Trophy race for rear-engined Formula One cars used between 1954 and 1961 which will be ran around the former Sussex Grand Prix circuit.

The new-for-2008 'Earls Court Motorshow' also features two of Fiskens' finest examples, an ex Ford France GT40 as well as a very rare 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competition car (pictured). There will also be a chance to see Sales Manager Will Stone driving his immaculate Ausper in the Formula junior race, the 1950s' answer to Formula 3.

"The Revival is the jewel in the crown of historic events and it's great to have been associated with it for 10 years now" said Gregor. "We always love coming and contributing to the fantastic array cars on display and I'm sure that we'll still be here in another decade or so."

The Goodwood Revival is the world's most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged in the romantic time capsule of the Fifties and Sixties. Its visitors, teams and drivers are urged to dress in a style befitting the times so as to recreate the golden era of motor sport. By way of thanks, the Revival delivers exceptional wheel-to-wheel racing around a classic circuit, untouched by the modern world.

Britain's leading motorsport venue along with Silverstone between 1948 and 1966, it hosted contemporary racing of all kinds, including Formula One, the famous Goodwood Nine Hours race and the celebrated Tourist Trophy sports car race. Over the past decade, all have been recreated as the popularity of classic racing continues to grow. Junior categories as well as vintage saloon cars have also returned, joined by the ever popular Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy for motorcycles.

Many of these important historic racing cars are driven by famous faces from motor sport past and present. This year alone for instance Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Derek Bell, Emerson Fitipaldi, Jacky Ickx, Henri Pescarolo and Wayne Gardner will all taking to the track.

-credit: fiskens.com

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