Clark Lotus 38 at Goodwood

| 1 Nov 2010

A collision between a Honda Civic and legendary E-type 77 RW, injuring four showgoers in the process, didn't stop this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed from being a success, with 30,000 visitors from 1-4 July.

After sitting idle for 45 years in Ford's Dearborn Museum, Jim Clark's '65 Indy-winning Lotus 38 was brewed up for a demonstration at Lord March's prestigious automotive extravaganza.

Despite the Italian 'Viva Veloce' theme this year, this all-British racer stole the show.

Sir Jackie Stewart was invited to drive the 38, and swapped his signature tartan helmet for an open-faced Bell with tank goggles, paying tribute to his good friend Clark.

"That was both a privilege and a thrill," enthused Stewart.

Other moving moments included John Surtees being reunited with his '64 Championship-winning Ferrari 158, and Sir Stirling Moss casting aside his crutches to test the new Mercedes SLS AMG.

As always, there was no shortage of exotic metal. Mark Walker's 1905 Darracq record car stormed the hill in 74.81 secs with its monstrous 22-litre engine. Wilbur Shaw's Indy-winning Maserati 8CTF 'Boyle Valve Special' was also there; Bobby Unser, Jochen Mass and Emanuele Pirro each had a run.

The Cartier Style et Luxe's Best of Show went to Franco Lombardi's beautiful '54 Maserati A6GCS.