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BMW Classic fields an impressive lineup for Goodwood

Published 12 September 2013

The Goodwood Revival will see BMW Group celebrate two birthdays during the long weekend - '90 years of BMW Motorrad' and '50 years of the Mini Cooper S'. But as well as this, BMW will be fielding a number of cars - and motorcycles - in various races throughout the three-day weekend.

BMW has Bauhaus-style garages at the Revival, that will provide a great backdrop for its historic cars. There will be BMW 1800TI/SA touring cars and a scene from The Yellow Rolls-Royce – the 1964 British film where the car is the stat. There will also be Mini advertising and promotional films, and Jock West’s Motorrad Shop will host the display of historic motorcycles.

BMW is fielding two cars in the St Mary’s Trophy, one of the headline races on the Goodwood Revival programme. The Austin Mini-Cooper S Competition, driven by multiple Dakar Rally winner Stephane Peterhansel and Max Partl, celebrates the 50th birthday of the MINI Cooper S. The racing version of the car was built from 1964 and in that year John Fitzpatrick drove it to multiple 1300cc class victories and second place in the British Saloon Car Championship. The car was completely rebuilt with races such as the St. Mary’s Trophy in mind.

The Austin Mini-Cooper S Competition is joined by the BMW 1800 TI/SA racing touring car, steered by former motorcycle world champion and multiple touring car champion Johnny Cecotto, together with Jörg Weidinger. BMW built the 1800 TI/SA from 1965. With its pair of twin carburettors, 130 hp output, five-speed gearbox, wooden steering wheel and adjustable bucket seats, it was a serious contender in touring car racing and notched up an impressive list of victories in international competition.

Goodwood Revival 2013


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