Richard Attwood famously helped Porsche claim its first outright victory at Le Mans in the Salzburg Porsche 917K in 1970 – and a year later, he guided a Gulf-Porsche 917K to second place. ‘Dickie’ will be reunited with the latter in the highly anticipated Group 5 demonstration at this year’s Members’ Meeting, where it will be joined on track by no fewer than seven other 917s.
In his ‘day job’, Kenny Brack is a development driver for McLaren, but he also moonlights as an historic racing driver, and a rather talented one at that. In this year’s Alan Mann Trophy, he’ll once again find himself in the cockpit of a Ford GT40 – somewhere he feels quite at home, judging by this video from the Goodwood Revival a few years ago.
Jochen Mass is a regular at historic race meetings, invariably driving something with a pointed star on the bonnet. This year is no different, but he’ll not only be piloting a white Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing prepared by specialist HK Engineering in the Peter Collins Trophy, but also parading a W196 Silver Arrow alongside double F1 champion Mika Hakkinen on behalf of IWC. Part two of the Gerry Marshall Trophy will see him hustling a Triplex Ford Capri, too.
Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is one of the world’s most respected collectors. What’s more, he not only sends his cars to be regularly exercised at historic races, but occasionally takes the wheel, too. In the aforementioned Group 5 demo, he’ll be driving his Ferrari 512S – which found fame when it was used as the camera car in the legendary Le Mans movie.
Alain de Cadenet
As a racing driver, team owner, television personality and Supermarine Spitfire owner, Alain de Cadenet has certainly lived his life the full. This weekend, he’ll be driving the only Aston Martin Grand Prix racing car ever made, the DBR4, in the Brooks Trophy. It makes you wonder: what else can possibly be left on his bucket list?
Classic Driver dealers
A number of Classic Driver dealers will be represented within the various starting grids, too. Gregor Fisken will pedal one of the two Ferrari 246 Dinos in the Brooks Trophy, as well as an Iso Grifo A3/C in the Graham Hill Trophy. DK Engineering’s James Cottingham will also pilot two dream machines in the form of a Shelby Daytona Coupé and his beloved Ford GT40 ‘Muffy’, which is easily recognisable by its ‘1 MUF’ registration plate. Speedmaster’s James Hanson will take the wheel of a Lotus-Cosworth 87B, while Marc Devis of RMD will drive an Arrows-Cosworth A3 in the same Ground-Effect F1 demonstration; the latter has a busy weekend ahead, as he is also down to drive a Ford GT40 and a Lola T70 Spyder. Mark Sumpter of Paragon Porsche and Rory Henderson of Fiskens will both drive Mk1 Ford-Lotus Cortinas in the Whitmore Cup. Finally, both RM Sotheby’s and Silverstone Auctions will be unofficially represented by Max Girardo and Nick Whale, who will drive a Mini Cooper S and an Alfa Romeo GTV6 respectively.
Photos: Rémi Dargegen, Peter Aylward, Amy Shore