Emerging from the ashes of the worst war in human history, these three engineering icons from the 1940s survived their tumultuous beginnings to find themselves regular fixtures at the annual Goodwood Revival, held at historic Goodwood Circuit in September each year.

We speak to the owners of this 1946 Gilera Saturno, 1945 Bugatti Type 73C and 1942 North American P-51 Mustang to gain a better understanding of the passion that keeps these die-hard riders, drivers and pilots well and truly obsessed with their beautiful flying forties machines.