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Little Classics News: 19 August 2014

Goodwood Revival Names National Motor Museum as Beneficiary

Goodwood Revival Names National Motor Museum as Beneficiary

Goodwood is delighted to announce that the 2014 Revival Beneficiary will be the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu.

The National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu is a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting motoring history. It has a world-famous collection of vehicles as well as extensive collections of motoring-related items, including motoring objects, film and photographic images, documents and books.

Thanks to Revival visitors’ generosity, the National Motor Museum will undertake work to ensure that one of Britain’s most iconic grand prix cars of the post-war era, the 1950 BRM V16 Type 15 (top), remains in running order for many years to come.

1950 BRM V16 Type 15

The car took its maiden race victory, with Reg Parnell behind the wheel, at Goodwood in September 1950 in the Woodcote Cup and added another win later the same day in the Goodwood Trophy race for Formula 1 machines against a line-up that included Sir Stirling Moss and future Le Mans winner Duncan Hamilton. It has maintained links to Goodwood ever since and was last seen at the Festival of Speed in 2012.

The Revival’s official charity partner, The Richard Burns Foundation, will collect donations across the race weekend.

The RBF, named in memory of the late 2001 World Rally Champion, aims to help people affected by serious illness or injury. Its patrons include Burns’s former co-driver Robert Reid, two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm and Sebring 12 Hours-winning sportscar driver Marino Franchitti, who will also race at The Revival next month.


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