Car Magazine has the scoop on the 2009 edition of the Goodwood Revival this September. As you might expect the Mini/MINI brand will be featured prominently. Heres an except:
>Mini turned 50 recently, and the celebration of its engineering achievements continues at the Goodwood Revival in September 2009. Huge numbers of pre-1966 Minis are expected on track, bringing their owners and large numbers of enthusiasts with them.
>So what are the Mini highlights at Goodwood? Champions and role models such as five-time winner of Le Mans Derek Bell will be racing, as well as Jackie Oliver, Bobby Rahal, Anthony Reid and Brian Redman. You can also hope to see â€˜The Rally Professor,â€™ Rauno Aaltonen, who won the Gallaher 500 touring car races in a Mini Cooper S.
>Other Mini legends will include Sir John Whitmore, Alec Poole, Warwick Banks, John Fitzpatrick, Richard Longman and Barrie â€˜Whizzoâ€™ Williams. We at CAR are most looking forward to when a full 30-car grid, largely composed of 1275cc Mini Coopers, will compete in a race that is promised to be â€˜the most closely fought race in the Revivalâ€™s history.â€™ Thatâ€™ll be the St Maryâ€™s Trophy saloon car race packed with cars that raced before 1966.