It’s no secret that attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed should be on every petrolhead’s bucket list. Yes, it’s a long-ass way away for anyone not from the U.K. or Western Europe, but folks on that side of the pond probably say the same thing about Monterey Car Week. However, the Festival of Speed isn’t the only must-do high octane garden party Lord March throws each year; there’s also the Goodwood Revival Meeting, held at the virtually-unchanged-since-the-1960s Goodwood Motor Circuit.
This past weekend witnessed the 2013 running of the Revival, and there was no shortage of new history made and memorable moments created. One such moment likely to go down in Goodwood lore is this wild qualifying run in the wet by Kenny Bräck in Adrian Newey’s (Yes, the Red Bull F1 design genius.) Ford GT40. The 1999 Indianapolis 500 champ struggles to keep the legendary Ferrari-fighting-Ford pointed straight ahead, but between the Swede’s speedy upper extremities and the up-down-up-down pitch of that thundering V8, it’s undeniably entertaining. And in case you’re wondering, Bräck and Newey won their event, the Whitsun Trophy for Ford GT40s.