The "Most Expensive Motor Race Ever" Will Have A £200m Grid

The Goodwood Revival weekend will feature a paddock worth in excess of half a billion pounds

If you get sad at the thought of all these mega expensive classic cars disappearing into private collections, never to be seen again, the Goodwood Revival is an event for you.

Here, you’ll see an incredible array of ludicrously expensive cars built from 1948 - 1966, and they’re the very opposite of garage queens. Yes, they are all fastidiously maintained by their caring owners, but rather than living the rest of their lives in climate-controlled chambers, these cars go racing at the fast and tricky Goodwood Circuit.


It should come as no surprise that all these Ferrari 250 GTs, Jaguar E-Type Lightweights, Ford GT40s and so forth have an immense collective value. In fact, Goodwood has worked out that during the 20th anniversary running of the revival - taking place next month - the “most expensive motor race ever held” will be taking place.


The Kinrara Trophy and its grid of pre-1963 closed cockpit GT cars will be worth a combined £200 million. The race will be made up of 10 Ferrari 250 GT SWBs (and yes, there’s a ‘Breadvan’ in the mix), four DB4 GTs, many Jaguar E-Types, a brace of AC Cobras and a Maserati 3500 GT.

The hour-long race takes place on Friday 7 September in the evening, giving the added challenge of changing light conditions as competitors race into dusk.


If - somehow - you’re still not impressed, we could perhaps talk about the total worth of the Revival paddock. Tot up the value of all cars and motorbikes competing over the event’s 15 races, you’re looking at a figure in excess of half a billion pounds.

Anyone happy to do this in a multi-million pound Ferrari is OK in our book...
Anyone happy to do this in a multi-million pound Ferrari is OK in our book…

“Most would expect to find cars of this value locked away in a garage or museum,” Revival and Festival of Speed founder The Duke of Richmond said, adding, “But at the Revival you will find them racing into the dusk, headlights blazing, and brake discs glowing as they roar around one of the fastest and most demanding circuits in the UK.”


coocoo 1

I think i need a small loan of 200 million pounds

08/23/2018 - 09:33 |
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08/23/2018 - 10:02 |
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I need a small loan of a Gulf countries GDP

08/23/2018 - 10:55 |
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You don’t need to thank me.

08/24/2018 - 09:16 |
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Zubayer Rezoan

I want a cctv surveillance of insurance offices during the race.

08/23/2018 - 09:35 |
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Heres a leaked pic of one:

08/23/2018 - 17:46 |
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The VW Beetle

I honestly don’t mind people keeping their multi-million dollar classic cars in garages - 9 times out of 10 if someone is willing to spend tens of millions of dollars on an old Ferrari they have a passion for cars - not for “flipping” and turning profit.

However, when the same people are willing to push their cars to their limits on a tight racetrack in amongst a whole crop of multi-million dollar classics, that’s when you really know they haven’t bought it as an investment - they’ve bought because they’re true car lovers.

08/23/2018 - 09:37 |
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Pastor Maldonado is one of the drivers

08/23/2018 - 09:45 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

That would be both nice and terrifying to watch

08/23/2018 - 09:52 |
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Freddie Skeates

Good job I’m going lel

08/23/2018 - 09:45 |
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08/23/2018 - 20:15 |
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I should tell this good news to my friend (inb4 the Dacia Sandero memes)

08/23/2018 - 11:09 |
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Matthew Henderson

Thank you for 2 more 250 SWB pictures for my collection

08/23/2018 - 11:33 |
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slevo beavo

I went to the revival a few years ago, dressed up In period gear like most. Was the best place I’ve ever been to. It’s like stepping back in time. Everyone is so cheerful and friendly, it was just like a big gathering of friends who love cars.

08/23/2018 - 14:03 |
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Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

And here I am wondering what sort of black magic was used by the organisation board behind Goodwood to manage to find an insurance company that would accept to cover that

08/23/2018 - 14:25 |
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