It's always a thrill to watch vintage racing, and that's doubly so when the cars are as varied as they are at the Goodwood Revival's 1960s Touring Cars class. In the video after the break, you'll see such classic machinery as the V8-powered Ford Galaxie, 300-horsepower Jaguar Mk II, Lotus Cortina, Mini Cooper (the original, naturally), Alfa Romeo GT and BMW 1600.

How can a puny 1.6-liter Mini Cooper possibly compete with cars boasting twice as much power? That'd be by maintaining as much speed through the corners as possible, maximizing its weight advantage when braking and, of course, it never hurts to see some stellar driving talent behind the wheel.

We suggest you click past the break to get in on the vintage racing goodness. It's seven minutes of your life well spent.

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      sinistro79
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Alfa Romeo GTV is hands-down the best looking car of the race.
      cadd
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining races ive seen; and no one even wrecked!
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was simply... awesome!
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is real racing right here.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone have a link to the video? Says creator doesn't give permission to embed. Anyone?
      Kent Kangley
      • 3 Years Ago
      I owned a Morris Mini when I lived in the England in the early '80s, so I was definitely rooting for the Mini driver in this race. It's so much fun to watch different cars and different drivers all duke it out on the race track.
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      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice.
      Ammar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uhm... the classic mini never came with 1.6liter engines. the biggest stock was 1275cc. The mkI mini cooper S had a 996cc engine.
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