Watch a Ford Galaxie go from zero to hero at Goodwood Speedweek

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Goodwood Speedweek offered up an incredible three days of race and rally action on the historic British circuit. Among the highlights were former F1 champion Damon Hill driving his father Graham Hill’s 1964 BRM and rally champ Stig Blomqvist taking the checkered flag at the age of 72.

But the drive of the entire event belongs to 2018 British Touring Car champion Sam Tordoff who swapped his Honda Civic Type R for a massive Ford Galaxie to take part in the historic touring car races. During the first race on Saturday he had to retire from the lead, which meant starting from the back of the field for race two on Sunday. By the end of the first lap Tordoff had passed 12 cars, dispatching a further five on lap two. The Galaxie may have had a straight line speed advantage over its rivals, but the lightweight Mini Coopers and Lotus Cortinas in the competition could brake later and corner faster. Tordoff’s drive to a podium position was an amazing display on an awesome weekend.

Goodwood’s YouTube Channel includes all the action from SpeedWeek, but the Group B rally legends runs and the Shootout fastest lap challenge featuring a 1977 Lotus Formula 1 car are our favorite highlights from this unique event. Roll on 2021 and hopefully the grandstands will be full of spectators once again.

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