Goodwood steps back in time for memorable Revival

11 Sep 17

Tens of thousands of fans stepped back in time this past weekend (9/10 September) for one of the standout events on the racing calendar, the Goodwood Revival.

Bringing together some of the most awe-inspiring machines from yesteryear, the three-day event proved to once again surpass itself despite the challenging weather conditions at times.

With countless top names from both the past and the present taking to the track, the action in every race produced endless entertainment for those in attendance.

Arguably one of the must-watch events was the St. Mary’s Trophy. Split into two races, some of the most iconic touring cars from years gone by were piloted by a wide range of competitors, some of which compete in the British Touring Car Championship today.

Race one, for the pro drivers, saw Andrew Jordan take on a starring role early on as he battled Frank Stippler in his Austin A40. A mechanical issue would see Jordan retire from the race and giving Stippler breathing space to take the win in his Jaguar Mk1.

Jason Plato finished second in the Austin A95 Westminster and Michael Caine coming out on top of a race long battle with Rob Huff for third in his A40.

Part two of the race saw the owners/AM drivers get behind the wheel and Mike Jordan, father to Andrew, put on a show with Richard Meaden as they went back-and-forth for the race lead. Meaden ultimately prevailed however the combined results meant that it was Plato and Nick Naismith that took the overall win.

Another marque race was the RAC TT Celebration, a two-drive one hour battle for victory. Following 41 laps of high drama, the pairing of Michael Gans and Andy Wolfe in a AC Cobra.

In the Brooklands Trophy, Niklas Halusa piloted his Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM to victory ahead Mark Gilles and Thomas Kern, both of whom were driving an Aston Martin Brooklands and Mercedes Benz 710 55KL respectively.

The Chicester Cup produced a superlative spectacle with Stuart Roach and Peter de la Roche duked it out for victory. Separated by just over a second at the chequered flag, Roach was able to pip de la Roche in his 1961 Alexis-Ford Mk3.

A similar theme occurred in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy too as two drivers emerged in a league of their own. Building up an advantage of little under half a minute on their nearest challengers, Rob Hall and Chris Ward were in fine form out from with Hall guiding his Aston Martin DB3 to a popular win.

Martin Stretton took home honours in the Glover Trophy whilst the Goodwood Trophy went the way of Michael Gans.

Miles Griffiths asserted his dominance in the Madgwick Cup, winning by more than 14 seconds in the immaculately turned out 1957 Lotus-Climax Eleven.

Sam Hancock resisted the challenge of Oliver Bryant to take top spot in the Sussex Trophy with Chris Ward adding to his form from the Freddie March race with a win in the Whitsun Trophy. Ward this time was behind the wheel of a Ford GT from 1965.

The Settrington Cup proved to be a popular event too with more than 40 Austin J40’s taking to the track for a brace of one-lap races. Harry Dark beat Callum McWhirter and Winnie Bain to the overall victory after the results from both races were combined.

Rounding out the list of winners from the Revival was Tony Wood in the Richmond Trophy and the pairing of McWilliams and Fitchett who prevailed in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.

For the full results classifications from every session, click here.

Relive all the action from the weekend here.