Rob Huff set for a pair of vintage weekends in Goodwood Revival and Spa Six Hours
A pair of vintage race weekends lie ahead for FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) driver Rob Huff, with the Goodwood Revival (9-11 September) preceding the Spa Six Hours (16-18 September).
A Castrol Honda Racing works driver in the WTCC, Huff is known for his versatility thanks to a wide-ranging extracurricular endurance and historic racing programme.
In fact, ‘Huffy’ is an old-hand at historic competition, having raced in a magnificent range of racecars in many of the world’s biggest and most prestigious events, such as the Goodwood Revival and Members’ Meeting, the Historic Masters Festival and Silverstone Classic.
Held annually every September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998, the Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival that proudly showcases a full spectrum of racing machinery from the golden era of motorsport in the Fifties and Sixties, while encouraging visitors to look the part in period costume.
Huff will manhandle an alluring Aston Martin Zagato a plucky Austin A35 and an evocative Lotus 19, as well as Dick Prothero's E-Type Low Drag Coupé, which is one of only four examples built by Jaguar specifically for racing.
Presented today in gunmetal grey, the iconic racecar is best known by its ‘CUT 7 Engineering’ registration, which will be familiar to those who lined the spectator banks to witness Prothero taking E-Types to countless victories in the 1960s.
Similarly, the Spa Six Hours has the ability to make the motorsport fraternity and racing enthusiasts just as dewy-eyed and nostalgic; big-name drivers will take racing classics out onto Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – a track steeped in motorsport heritage – and Huff will have the pleasure of sharing a legendary Ford GT40 with long-time friend and co-driver Richard Meins and the car’s owner Chris Lillingston Price, before laying his hands on a colossal Ford Falcon owned by Trevor Buckley and a BASTOS-liveried Ford Capri III 3.0S.
“The Goodwood Revival and Spa Six Hours are real highlights for me, as I relish the opportunity to drive unusual and spectacular machinery from motorsport’s golden era,” said Huff. “I always have a tremendous time; the on-track battles are always exciting and just being involved in such special and atmospheric events is an honour. It’s all about the taking part!
“The cars of old are still very well built. That they have big engines and not a lot of grip makes the races all the more fun. It’s meetings like this that reaffirm why I love racing. They’re great family affairs where everyone has fun and enjoys each other’s company, but as soon as the lights go green, the visors come down and the battle begins.”