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Goodwood, Bernina, GP Tazio Nuvolari… what a weekend

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This must have been the busiest weekend of historic racing, with Goodwood Revival, Bernina Gran Turismo, GP Tazio Nuvolari, Circuit des Remparts, 1000 Km Nürburgring… and we are forgetting some. Impressions from all over Europe.

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Goodwood Revival 2021
2021 Goodwood Revival 17th – 19th September 2021 Photo: Drew Gibson

Goodwood

First off, the Goodwood Revival of course. Minis almost rolling over each other fighting, glorious racing in the sunset, Jaguar E-Types sliding all over the place. A classic. Bonhams hammered an ex-Innes Ireland Lotus Elite S1 (1960) for 113.854 Euros (including premiums) at the Goodwood Sale, which also saw an ex-works MG M-Type Double Twelve Le Mans Sports (1924) find a new owner for 92.423 Euros. The ex-Valentine Lyndsey 1956 Jaguar D-Type (XKD 570) sold for 930.638 Euros (including premiums).

Goodwood Revival 2021

Perhaps most importantly, the Goodwood Revival was the final chance to see that most famous of SLRs take a final driving trip. Indeed, Mercedes announced that from now on ‘722’, the Mercedes 300 SLR Stirling Moss and Dennis Jenkinson drove to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, would only appear on static display.

Photo Dirk de Jager
Photo Dirk de Jager
Photo Dirk de Jager

Bernina Gran Turismo

The hill climb on the Bernina pass is now part of the larger Internationale St Moritzer Automobilwoche, but still the undisputed highlight of this ever-larger automotive event in the Swiss Alps. It had Ronnie Kessel flying through the mountains in a Martini-liveried Alfa 155… I mean. Cyan Racing had 2017 touring car world champion Thed Björk redecorate the Swiss tarmac with long black stripes in Cyan’s Volvo P1800 restomod, whilst it had the championship-winning Volvo S60 on static display at the Motorsport Rendezvous garden party (where we also launched Tazio). Danish specialist Kalmar showed the impressive Kalmar RS, a Safari-style Porsche restomod. No, we don’t have the necessary money either.

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RM Sotheby’s held a first auction at Sankt Moritz, seeing the 2002 McLaren MP4-17D in which David Coulthard won the 2003 Australian Grand Prix, sell for 1,6 million Euros.

Photo GP Nuvolari