Legendary NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson test drives AC Cobra ahead of Goodwood Revival debut

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson took to the Goodwood Motor Circuit on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 July ahead of his Goodwood Revival appearance in September.


Johnson drove one of the cars he’ll race at the Revival – an AC Cobra – around the iconic circuit in preparation for his debut at the event. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, who now races in the IndyCar series, will participate in the two-part St Mary’s Trophy saloon car race, as well as the blue riband Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration on the Sunday afternoon.


He’ll be joined by Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who between them have eight Indy 500 victories and 10 IndyCar championships to their names, at the Revival in two months’ time, completing the line-up of legendary US-based drivers.


Images by Joseph Harding.


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Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September.

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About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.