The Jag racer that hit it from behind is an equally rarer Mercedes-Benz 300SLS Porter Special. Just how rare is it? Well, it had been taken out of a museum in Stuttgart just to enter the race and is the only one of its kind in the world. The legendary racing driver Hans Stuck was behind the wheel at the time, according to Motoring Research.
Reports from the crash indicate that despite being shaken by the crash Stuck went to check on the Jaguar's driver before seeking medical assistance himself. Meanwhile, the 300 race car was leaking coolant onto the track and gave Goodwood marshals a hard time. But it's the Jaguar that seems to be the worst off, as its rear frame has clearly been bent completely.
We found a few tweets saying that 68 year old German race car driver Jocken Richard Mass was actually the one behind the wheel and this is consistent with his posts on Twitter earlier the day of the crash. (his name is even written on the car) In addition, Stuck was grand marcial at the Sebring race this weekend, so it's kind of hard to imagine how he could have been in two places at once.
Both cars are looking at an all-mighty six-figure repair bill, but without races like the Goodwood 73MM, we would never have the chance to see such rare beasts doing what they were originally designed to.
Racing this Mercedes 300 SLS In the Salvadori Cup. Practice today at 4:30 pic.twitter.com/s3KUgsG4Gz
— Jochen Mass (@MassJochen) March 21, 2015