If there’s one thing we love about in-car videos from vintage races it is the fact that you can really see how hard the drivers are working to get their stuff hustled around the track. Unlike modern race cars that are refined and engineered to the umpteenth degree, these old touring cars are kind of a mess. A very fun mess to watch but in terms of actually handling ability, it ain’t exactly available in spades.
The car we are riding in is Mike and Andrew Jordan’s 1958 Austin A40. The Austin is battling with the Alfa of Dickie Meaden at the Goodwood Revival. It is kind of amazing to watch the Alfa lean and slide and basically wiggle its way around the track. This is the perfect illustration of how much fun “driving slow cars fast” can be. The little Austin isn’t exactly a flat turner either as you can watch the horizon shift left to right like a listing ship as the car weaves and fights its way around the track.
This is a great watch and it makes us want to get behind the wheel of a vintage car and tear up some corners. Not all of it needs to have 600hp and advanced suspension to be cool. Nope, these little screaming mimi cars with no horsepower and loosey-goosey suspensions can be more fun than a barrel of monkeys as well.