Stars and cars take centre stage at memorable Goodwood Revival

10 Sep 18

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.