Video: A30 goes for a roll

Look at these little Austin A30s go!

The Goodwood Revival is simply brilliant. It gives petrolheads the world over the chance to come and see motorsport’s greats. Plus, it’s no static show. Oh hell no. At Goodwood Revival you get to see the classics race, too. Is there anything better than seeing racers of old take to the track again? In car terms, probably not.

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Look at these little Austin A30s go!

Motorsport is dangerous, kids

The thing is, when you race any car, there is a risk of a crash. Classic tin isn’t immune to this rule. As Ben Colbourn found out last weekend when his Austin A30 decided tarmac was overrated. Apparently a roll in the grass was much more fun. Though probably not for poor Ben.

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This… this isn’t going to end well, is it?

After running wide out of Madgwick, Ben’s little A30 found a lot of grip on just one tyre. This span the little British classic around, flicking it up onto two wheels in the process. Not content with two-wheel driving, it then went on to do a barrel roll through the long grass. It was something of a spectacular sight.

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Roll cages. They’re well good.

Aside from feeling like a pair of socks in a Hotpoint, Ben walked away unscathed. Just goes to show how tough these little cars can be made. Furthermore, the car’s oily bits may live on in another car. The shell is probably done for though. Poor little car.

The Goodwood Revival – it’s never dull.

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