Shelby Cobra laps Goodwood in the rain

It's not long until the Goodwood Revival is upon us, an event where some of the world's greatest drivers drive some of the world's most amazing historic race cars flat out.

Despite price tags more commonly associated with harbourside Sydney real estate, once the helmets go on more often than not the red mist takes over and soon million-dollar panels are being rubbed.

With plenty of horsepower and period tyres, the racing is brilliant, with cars sliding about and laying rubber in a way modern cars can't.

To give you an idea of how hard the drivers are working, check out ex-F1 driver Giedo van der Garde testing in the rain in a Shelby Cobra.

Wheelspin is available in every gear and at any speed and it looks to be a struggle merely keeping the iconic V8 roadster in something resembling a straight line.

That said, it's not quite as wild as former Indycar driver Kenny Brack's effort in a Ford GT40 a couple of years ago, which must go down as one of the best bits of incar footage ever recorded. Crazy Swede.

The Goodwood Revival takes place from September 11-13.

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