This weekend is the Goodwood Revival (we're ), the annual vintage race at the old Goodwood Circuit in England. It's also one of the best motorsports events of the year for a number of reasons. First, the event is themed around the early and middle part of the 20th century, which means people are wearing period clothes and signs, buildings, and the workers look like they're straight out of a time machine from the late 1950s.
But, more importantly, unlike vintage racing here in the US, these historically significant cars aren't being driven around the track at half pace. The event has current pro drivers in classic cars, running flat out the entire time. It's obscenely entertaining to watch.
Particularly when it rains. Which it does a lot, because England is very wet.
When you combine pro drivers in classic cars that are running period tires (read: not very good), you get a lesson in car control from the best drivers out there. And you realize that today's drivers are just as talented as those from 60 years ago. Check out what we mean below: