Goodwood roll back the years for memorable Revival meeting

Recalling the sights, sounds and spectacle of a bygone era, the ever-popular Goodwood Revival took fans on a spirited trip down memory lane this past weekend (September 13/14/15).

As has been the case for a number of years, the British Automobile Racing Club continued in its organisational role by appointing marshals and officials, as well as ensuring the smooth-running of the meeting too.

Amidst the variety of celebrations that took place, one of which played homage to Mini, the West Sussex venue played host to a multitude of on-track thrills and spills as it brought together iconic names and machines from the world of two and four wheels.

Catering for unlimited sports prototypes up to 1966, the Whitsun Trophy saw Karun Chandhok pilot the McLaren-Chevrolet M1A to victory whilst Roger Wills was the winner of the Sussex Trophy.

The St. Mary’s Trophy, which is billed as one of the headline acts of the event, served up another mesmerising two races of vintage saloon car action with the pairing of Mike Jordan and Nicolas Minassian charging to the top of the rostrum in their Austin A40.

Harry Dark, Sam Wilson and Gareth Barnett meanwhile were the winners of the Settrington Cup, Richmond & Gordon Trophies and Goodwood Trophy respectively.

There was plenty of edge-of-the-seat entertainment from the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration, which is open to cockpit GT cars that race in the spirit of the RAC TT from 1960-1964.

At the wheel of their AC Cobra, Christopher Wilson and Andre Lotterer reigned supreme to claim outright honours after more than an hour of racing.

Teamwork was also required in the Kinara Trophy, which was another one-hour, two-driver race for closed-cockpit GT cars of three litres and over of a type that raced up until 1963.

Gary Pearson headed a Ferrari 250 GTO entry to triumph and he would enjoy further success as he also ran out as the winner of the Freddie March Memorial Trophy race too.

Robert Barrie, Andy Middlehurst, Peter De La Roche, Martin Overington, and the duo of Lee and Johnston rounded out the list of winners during what proved to be an unforgettable weekend.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at the 2019 Goodwood Revival, click here.

Goodwood Revival set to roll back the years with nostalgic on-track thrills

In what is an annual motorsport celebration of yesteryear, the 2019 edition of the Goodwood Revival is set to be bigger and better than ever as it roars into life this weekend (September 13/14/15), with a host of new races, classic cars and motorcycles all set to feature.

Billed as one of the best-loved events on the motor racing calendar, the three-day spectacle is set to transport fans back in time spanning countless decades and subsequently showcasing a variety of different motoring eras.

As has been the case for a number of years, the British Automobile Racing Club continues in its organisational role by appointing marshals and officials, as well as ensuring the smooth-running of the meeting too.

With celebrations taking place for Mini and Bentley, with their 60th and centenary anniversaries being marked respectively; large fields are expected for both marques as they take centre stage.

Alongside the traditional centrepiece races such as the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration, St. Mary’s Trophy and Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, two new races have been added to the already impressive race schedule for the weekend.

The Earl of March Trophy will see 500cc Formula 3 cars from the 1950s will go head-to-head whilst the Brooklands Trophy will be a celebration of Bentley, with pre-war vehicles set to duke it out for victory.

As always, a host of top-name drivers will be in action during the event with former IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti one of the headline announcements to be confirmed leading into the event.

Jeff Gordon, Dani Pedrosa, Tom Kristensen, Jochen Mass and David Brabham, amongst many more, have also been announced too.

Over the course of the three days the on-track action will be accompanied by fashion shows, auctions, fairground attractions, static car displays and trade stands, ensuring that there is fun for all the family throughout each day.

Goodwood’s official YouTube channel will stream all the action across the weekend for fans that aren’t able to be trackside. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action from the 2019 Goodwood Revival over the course of the weekend, click here.

Stars and cars take centre stage at Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival celebrated its 20th anniversary this past weekend (September 8/9) with another memorable trip down memory lane as some of the biggest names in motorsport turned out in force for all manner of sideways shenanigans in iconic cars.

Andy Priaulx and Steve Soper piloted their Ford-Lotus Cortina to overall victory in the St. Mary’s Trophy, which was jam-packed with a who’s who of touring car stars. In an enthralling first race, Priaulx emerged victorious following a post-race penalty for on-the-road winner Rob Huff.

Andrew Jordan took on a starring role as he charged from the back of the grid to finish on the podium. Oliver Hart tamed his Alfa Romeo 1600 to the top step of the podium in the second race of the weekend, open to the owners of the cars driven by their owners.

The Sussex Trophy, which was open to sportscars and production sports racing cars from between 1955 to 1960, was won by Phil Keen from behind the wheel of a 1959 Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’.

Harry Dark was declared the winner of the Settrington Cup once both results were combined whilst William Nuthall narrowly pipped Nicholas Padmore to top the rostrum in the Richmond & Gordon Trophies, a 12-lap race for two and a half litre Grand Prix cars from 1952 to 1960.

One of the marquee events of the three-day meeting, the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration, saw a dominant performance from the duo of Oliver and David Hart reigned supreme in their AC Cobra as they took the chequered flag more than 18 seconds ahead of their nearest challengers, the Jaguar E-Type pairing of Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw.

The Kinara Trophy race went the way of Emanuele Pirro and Niklas Halusa in their Ferrari 20 GT. Elsewhere, Andrew Hibberd secured victory in the Chicester Cup, beating Cameron Jackson by a mere half a second.

Having endured despair in the St. Mary’s Trophy, GT ace Darren Turner made amends in the Fordwater Trophy to ensure he picked up a win in the iconic Aston Martin DB2.

Calum Lockie underlined his skillset with a masterful performance in The Goodwood Trophy, taming the brutal 1938 Maserati 6CM to finish little under half a second ahead of Mark Gillies in the ERA A-type R3A.

Fans of all things two wheels were well catered for over the course of the weekend too in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy. With pre 1959 motorcycles sharing the grid, the action was fast and frenetic but over the course of two races, nobody was able to prevent the pairing of Troy Corser and Herbert Schwab.

Rounding out the list of race winners was Martin Hunt in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy, Joe Colasacco in the Glover Trophy and John Young in the Jack Sears Memorial Trophy.

For the full classification of results from the weekend, click here.

Goodwood ready to roll back the years with 20th Revival

West Sussex is set to take a spirited trip down memory lane this weekend (September 7/8/9) as star drivers and iconic machines from a variety of eras come together for the Goodwood Revival.

Running for its 20th year in 2018, the Revival is one of the marquee events on the historic racing calendar with classic cars, bikes and period dress taking centre stage amidst the evocative setting that is produced every year.

Arguably the most eagerly-anticipated set of races will come from the St. Mary’s Trophy where pro/am drivers share some of the greatest saloon cars from the 1960’s. With current touring car stars such as Andrew Jordan, Ashley Sutton, Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal and many more all set go wheel-to-wheel for bragging rights, expect jaw-dropping car control and edge-of-the-seat entertainment.

The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy is also a two-part race for pre-1959 motorcycles that features some of the biggest names who compete on two wheels, such as Guy Martin – who served up a spectacular performance last year.

In-keeping with the spirit of the original Goodwood Members Meeting and returning to the timetable for the first time since 2015 is the Fordwater Trophy. Open to production-based sports and GT cars, this year’s race will heavily feature the Jaguar XK120, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The Goodwood Trophy is another Revival regular with Grand Prix and Voiturette cars from 1930 to 1951 set to duke it out for supremacy. There will be a feast of spectacular cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Jaguar in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy whilst unlimited sports cars make up the grid for the Whitsun Trophy.

Jack Sears, the first-ever British Touring Car champion, will be honoured as a glittering array of cars duke it out for supremacy in a 25-minute encounter named after the late BTCC icon.

Two-and-a-half-litre Grand Prix cars that raced between 1952 and 1960 will likely produce an emphatic spectacle in the Richard & Gordon Trophies. High-octane thrills and spills will also be in high demand in the Sussex Trophy, Glover Trophy and Chichester Cup – which is for Formula Juniors.

Capping off the action at this year’s Goodwood Revival will be the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration. The two-driver, 60-minute race is one of the highlights of the event each year as closed cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races from 1960 to 1964 tackle the demanding curves of Goodwood.

With an action-packed three days lying in wait, this year’s Goodwood Revival is set to be the biggest yet. For links to the star-studded entry list and timetable, click here.