I know I am a freak for Goodwood but I honestly believe that it is on the level with the great automotive events in the world. From LeMans to Daytona, to Indy, to Monaco, Bonneville, the US Nationals and more, Goodwood does something unique and cool which is to bring the history of motorsports to life in an honest, fun, and informative way. It is like a buffet of awesome for automotive freaks and geeks the world over. One of these days we’re making it over there to see stuff like the video below in person. You are going to see noted Porsche builder Rich Tuthill take the wildly colored Paul Smith designed Porsche 911 up the hill at Goodwood.
This car is basically built to 2.0L racing class specs so it has loads of power, is largely gutted of anything extra, rolls on narrow little tires, and has all the awesome handling traits of an early 911. You will see Tuthill, who happens to be a highly skilled racer both on pavement and rally courses inducing some gnarly oversteer in the corners. It puts on a great show for the fans and certainly shows how in tune he is with how these cars act in that scenario.
Old Porsches were always really fast but they required a very deft and skillful touch on the race track because trying to get them around corners under power usually resulted in horrid understeer but lifting at the wrong moment induced snappy oversteer that could overwhelm even talented shoes. You’ll see how this car wants to rotate and how it does rotate under Tuthill’s command. The sound of the engine, the scream of the tires and the wheel being sawed on make this video great.