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Phil Hill honoured


Goodwood, England, August 24. America's first world champion, Phil Hill, will drive at the 2006 Goodwood Revival race meeting in England at the start of September.

The meeting will celebrate Hill's career and achievements. On hand will be many of the significant cars from his racing career, along with drivers who raced with and
against him in the 1950s and 1960s.

Hill is the only US-born Formula 1 World Champion (Mario Andretti was born in Italy), winning his title in 1961 in the famous sharknose Ferrari 156 Dino.

Hill also won the Le Mans 24-hour race sports car race three times, all in Ferraris.
When famed engineer Carlo Chiti left Ferrari to for his short-lived ATS F1 team, Hill went with him.

At Goodwood, Hill will be reunited with various Ferraris he raced, including the 1955 750 Monza, the 1963 250 GTO, plus two of his three Le Mans winners.

He will also be reacquainted with some lesser-known machinery from his racing past, including the 1963 Aston Martin Project 215, a rare OSCA MT4, and the MG TC that he cut his racing teeth on as a youngster in California.

A special highlight will be the fearsome Chaparral-Chevrolet 2F that Hill raced in 1967, just before his retirement from motorsport.

He won the BOAC 500 race at Brands Hatch on July 30, 1967, in the Texas-built Chaparral. It was the car’s only victory; it failed to finish all of its other races.

Nowadays, Hill writes for the respected American magazine, Road & Track, on historic racing cars and high-performance road cars.

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