Marussia Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will become the first contemporary grand prix racer for nine years to contest the Goodwood Revival when he climbs behind the wheel for the September 12-14 event. Chilton, in his second year of Formula 1 will race in the Shelby Cup, a one-off event being held to mark 60 years of the small-block V8 engine and the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars to ever use the powerplant, the Ford Mustang.
With only cars powered by small-block V8s eligible for the race, Chilton will share a 1965 Mustang with Richard Dutton, boss of hugely-successful junior single-seater squad Fortec Motorsport.
Rowan Atkinson, who has become a Goodwood regular in recent years, will race a 1964 Ford Falcon while former British Touring Car champions Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will drive, respectively, a Studebaker Lark 500 and a Ford Mustang.
Reigning BTCC champion Andrew Jordan, will also race in the St Mary’s Trophy and the RAC TT Celebration, will partner Oliver Bryant in a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda while his father Mike – also a BTCC race winner – will share Andy Yool’s Mustang.
Touring car legends Anthony Reid and Steve Soper will be out in force; Reid in a Dodge Dart and Soper sharing a Mustang with another star of Super Touring, Patrick Watts, while five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro will be in Roger Wills’ Mercury Comet Cyclone.
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