Motor racing cars from Speedmaster’s Competition collection will be driven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the (11th,12th and 13th July).
Speedmasters’s Managing Director James Hanson will drive the famous Ferrari 312B2 formerly raced by motor racing legend Jacky Ickx who won the German Grand Prix in this car.
The company which is based at Albion Mills, Greengates in Bradford have spent thousands of pounds and over 12 months of work restoring the car using original specification materials and processes to retain its originality.
Earlier on this year the car was tested at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix where it was reunited with former driver Jacky Ickx who autographed it for posterity. Since then the car has made its historic racing debut at the Grand Prix Masters Festival at Brands Hatch and the Ronnie Peterson Grand Prix held at Anderstorp, Sweden.
A 1921 Sunbeam TT which brought Jean Chassagne victory for Sunbeam in the 1922 RAC Tourist trophy will also be driven at the festival. The three litre Grand Prix car was found in New Zealand where it was restored in the early 1990’s before being brought back to the UK where it formed part of the Donington Grand Prix Collection until recently.
Speedmaster’s Managing Director James Hanson said: “It is not often that people get the chance to see famous cars like these been driven. This is therefore a rare opportunity for people to see competition cars that not only have a full history, but have been restored to their original condition”