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2011 Goodwood Revival Honors Juan Manuel Fangio

The modern era has other driving heroes to idolize, but back in the day when aerodynamics meant you had to have thin tires and a clean shave, there was Juan Manuel Fangio. On the centenary of his birth, and 60th anniversary of him winning the first of his five World Championships, Goodwood will pay tribute to the legend at their popular Revival even scheduled for September 16 to 18.

Fangio raced twice on the famous British circuit, with his best result coming from behind the wheel of his the challenging BRM V16 P15 on September 26th 1953. This and 24 other famous cars he raced will be there soon to honor the life and achievements of this incredible man with a daily track parade across all there days of the event.

Other significant cars forming part of the tribute will include three important Mercedes-Benz racers being sent over especially from the marque’s Stuttgart-based Museum – Fangio’s ex-300 SLR, W196 and W196 Streamliner. 

His Alfa Romeo Tipo 158/9 ‘Alfetta’, Ferrari 290 MM and 860 Monzas, Gordini Type 15s and 16, Maserati 250F, 300S and 450S, Jaguar C-type, Talbot-Lago Type 26S and Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser ‘Dayton Steel Foundry Special’ Indy car will also form part of the daily parade. 

Besides the famous cars, several former teammates that competed with the great wheelman will be on hand, including Sir Stirling Moss and Hans Herrman, as well as Tony Brooks and Maria Teresa de Filippis.


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