Herts Ferrari Christmas Party Saturday 16th December 2017 - Hanbury Hall, Herts (7pm)
The Goodwood Revival falls in the midst of one of the Classic Car world's busiest times, sandwiched in-between 2 major events being the Salon Privé Concours and the famed Spa 6 Hours. DK have had a notable presence at each of the three events this year and returning from each with noteworthy accolade.
Focused firmly on the era between 1948 and 1966, a time in which Goodwood enjoyed its golden years, starting when hosting Great Britain's first post-war motor race and ending when racing cars became too fast for the track itself.
The Kinrara Trophy made its second appearance this year as the TT race for the pre-63 GT cars with both qualifying and the race taking place on Friday and battling into the twilight hours. DK Engineering entered their Maroon E-Type #73 to be driven by both Andrew Smith and James Cottingham. A wet session saw the Jaguar E-types dominate the Astons and Ferraris early on in qualifying but a drying line towards the end of the session meant that those not caught out by traffic managed to eek in some last minute superior times with Andrew and James qualifying 8th overall. They quickly pushed forward climbing to a comfortable 4th on the road from the start of the race however the rain drenched conditions saw the safety car temporarily moderate the race (in order to extract a few cars from the barriers) and split the pack culminating in a 5th place overall for the Smith/Cottingham E-Type despite having not been overtaken but passing two of the cars ahead! Such is the luck of the safety car.
On Saturday David Cottingham took part in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy in the yellow and black Ferrari 500 TRC and placed first out of the two 500 TRCs. Finishing up on Sunday we saw James Cottingham in the Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiro Jaguar (the feature car of this years event poster), competing in the Sussex Trophy and starting 5th on the grid. In an extremely wet race James performed exceptionally, managing to keep the wild Tojeiro on course and ultimately pushing forward to a podium finish of third place behind Olly Bryant in the Lotus Climax 15 and Sam Hancock in the Ferrari 246S Dino.
Once more 2017 proved to be a successful year at the revival with all DK cars performing faultlessly and we look forward to the next outing at the fabulous circuit that is Goodwood.