See a Stunt Driver Do Donuts in a 1937 Ford Sedan
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed may be serious business for blue chip car collectors—some $13 million dollars worth of vintage autos hammered at the Bonhams auction this year—but that doesn't mean there isn't time for some shenanigans.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason took us for a drive in his $40 million 1962 Ferrari GTO, before gunning it up the 1.16 mile hill-climb track for the assembled fans. Jaguar showed off its new Project 8 supercar. And stunt driver Terry Grant took himself for spins (and spins and spins) in a classic 1937 Ford Sedan for our 360-degree camera. The burnt-rubber demo was one highlight of the four-day annual event, which draws thousands of celebrities and car nuts about 60 miles south of London, in the rolling South Downs National Park.
Called "the Legend," the Ford has been modified for racing, with 122 ponies ready to rear and a full tube frame with integral roll cage, just in case. The vintage sedan has a 73-inch wheelbase and is 60 inches wide, 10.5 feet long, and nearly 4 feet high. It weighs 1,300 pounds with Grant inside.
Grant himself is a bit of a legend, too, holding 23 world records for stunts, including the highest loop-the-loop, a full 19.08 meters (62.6 feet), completed in September 2015 in Jaguar's F-Pace SUV. As you can see above, he's pretty keen on doing donuts. His June 2013 record still stands for the most donuts done in 100 seconds—39 smokers—as well as a record for the most while standing on the roof of a car—25!—that he set at 2012's Race of Champions in Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium.