Goodwood rolls back the years at full-throttle Revival

The Goodwood Revival made a triumphant return this past weekend (September 18/19) as the glorious machines from yesteryear took centre stage in West Sussex.

Headlining the weekend’s festivities was the famous RAC TT Celebration which was open to closed cockpit GT cars. Darren Turner and Old Bryant proved to much for the opposition to win.

Fans of the early days of British Touring Car Championship had plenty to salivate over courtesy of the St Mary’s Trophy. Romain Dumas and Bill Shephard shared driving duties in the Ford Thunderbird to take a win apiece, which collated in them claiming overall victory when results were combined.

The iconic Mini Cooper – which was marking its 60th anniversary – was celebrated via the John Whitmore Trophy Presented by Sure. Nick Swift and Andrew Jordan teamed up to produce a commanding performance to take the chequered flag by more than 20 seconds.

On the weekend where he would have celebrated his 92nd birthday, Stirling Moss was honoured with a memorable parade and with the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy, which was open to 1960s GT racers.

After a full-throttle hour of competition, the team of Harvey Stanley and James Cottingham drove their Jaguar E-Type to victory lane by just over two seconds from their nearest challengers.

David Hart and Ben Mitchell meanwhile were victorious in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy and Richmond Trophy respectively. In the Brooklands Trophy, the team of Pittaway and Williams drove their 1932 Frazer Nash TT Replica to the chequered flag.

World Championship Sportscars from the 1950s took centre stage in the Sussex Trophy Presented by Lifebuoy and it didn’t disappoint as Cottingham piloted a Tojeiro-Jaguar to the top step of the podium.

The Whitsun Trophy – which is for Sports Prototypes up to 1966 – saw Phil Keen power a Lotus-Ford 30 to victory whilst Mark Gillies claimed a narrow win in the Festival of Britain Trophy.

Elsewhere, Andy Middlehurst was a comfortable winner in the Glover Trophy and Peter De Lan Roche charged to victory in the coveted Chichester Cup.

Rounding out what was a weekend to remember were two Settrington Cup races for Austin J40 Pedal Cars. Jon Bain was declared the winner when times were combined across both entertaining races.

It wasn’t just four wheels that had fans on the edge of their seats with the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy seeing the duo of Dunlop and Plater combining to score victory in the scheduled two races.

To view the full classification of results from the Goodwood Revival, CLICK HERE.

Goodwood’s final event of the year – the Members’ Meeting – takes place on October 16/17.