Atkinson on Atkinson Action: Comedian, Rallyist to Face off at GoodwoodS

The gods of mismatch will be shining down on the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK later this month. Subaru rally driver Chris "Skippy" Atkinson and Rowan "Mr. Bean" Atkinson will face off in the hillclimb event. As per usual, they'll be joined by a cavalcade of racing legends including Derek Bell, Sir. Jacky, Damon Hill and Emerson Fittipaldi. Chris Atkinson will satisfy his contractual obligations in a Subaru Impreza WRC, while Rowan Atkinson, the Oxfordian actor and comedian, will pilot the Napier-Railton, Brooklands Special, the lap record holder at Brooklands. Few on this side of the Atlantic know Atkinson is a semi-pro driver, which he isn't quite. But he's supposedly damned good. Click through for evidentiary videoage.

[Goodwood Festival of Speed]

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