Goodwood Revival 2017

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Kinrara Trophy

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James Cottingham sliding his way to eighth on the grid in the E-Type.

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Tom Kristensen had a grassy moment in qualifying but he was way ahead of the car and had mentally worked out his exit strategy long before he left the circuit.

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Nigel Greensall was on spectacular form on his way to a front-row grid position.

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Richard Woolmer adopted his customary sideways stance in the family Healey 3000.

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Stippler / Franklin pairing was among the strongest out there, even if the 250 SWBs were to be out-gunned by the Jaguar hoards.

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Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw emerged victorious after safety cars, rain and reliability aided their passage. Awesome drives by both competitors were the bedrock of the result though.

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The early running was all about Huff and Greensall, with the latter heaving the two inside wheels over the grass as he apexed Fordwater. Insane commitment but Huff was exemplary in defense.

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Vincent Gaye at the wheel of his trusty 250 GT SWB/C as the light fades.

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Darkness caused an early chequered flag but also gave spectators memorable scenes as weak headlights punctured the gloom and a damp track meant oversteer pretty much everywhere, especially for Woolmer.

Chichester Cup

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John Delane’s immaculately presented Lotus 18 in Rod Walker colours – just like Stirl’ 1960 and ’61.

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Andrew Robertson’s distinctive bubble visor revealed a picture of concentration in tricky conditions.

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Typical Formula Junior action in the battle for third position.

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Stuart Roach on his way to an embattled win in perhaps the weekend’s finest race.

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Pierre Guichard had a trip across the grass in his Faccioli.

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Andrew Wilkinson had to retire the impossibly svelte Lynx just three laps before the end when a podium appeared to be in the offing.

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Roach fighting furiously to secure that precious win.

Madgwick Cup

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Miles Griffiths on his way to a tight second in qualifying.

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Buckler the meat in an Elva sandwich.

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Griffiths was the weekend’s most dominant winner aboard Philip Walker’s Lotus Eleven.

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Chapman’s elegant Eleven proliferated.

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy

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Guy Martin during one of his three familiarisation laps on Saturday morning.

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Jeremy McWilliams and Duncan Fitchett celebrate yet another Revival podium.

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Williams Dunlop finally got to race after the ‘bike let go just as he jumped aboard for his stint in the opening leg.

St Mary’s Trophy Part One

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Patrick Watts set tongues wagging and shutters snapping with his outrageous Studebaker.

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Robb Huff was on the lockstops the entire way through Lavant in qualifying.

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Come the race, Huff would wage war with the similar car of Michael Caine – a hugely memorable Revival moment.

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Tom Kristensen gave Bill Shepherd’s giant Ford Thunderbird its Goodwood debut. A loose exhaust put it out of the race but not before TK had managed to rise into podium contention from the back of the grid during one of his signature charges.

Goodwood Trophy

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Duncan Ricketts manhandles ERA GP1 during a very slippery qualifying session.

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Paddins Dowling brought a smile to the face of pre-war enthusiasts when he put ERA R5B, Remus, on pole with a terrific lap.

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Tom Dark deposited his Bugatti Type 73C in the Lavant gravel during qualifying but recovered to a strong fifth in the race.

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Julian Majzub was at his effervescent best, hurling the big Alfa Romeo 308 around with abandon.

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Josef Otto Rettenmaier debuted his Maserati 8CL at the 75th Members’ Meeting in March and was back with the former Indy 500 competitor for the Revival. He took a very respectable sixth.

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Mark Gillies and ERA R3A failed to notch up a sixth Goodwood Trophy win after a benign racing incident with Paddins Dowling in Remus put them both out.

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The pack streams through Fordwater on the warm-up lap.

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Gareth Burnett’s understeering Alta – which briefly led before the rain intensified and the ERAs came to the fore.

Whitsun Trophy

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Andrew Beaumont’s McLaren M1B remains among the best-presented cars of the weekend.

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Mike Jordan put Philip Walker’s GT40 P-1041 on the pole before being sent to the back of the grid, leading to an epic fight back through the field.

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Chris Ward took a hard-fought win on a day when patience and delicacy were imperative.

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Surtees Lola T70 chums.

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Nick Padmore was giving away 80bhp in his GT40 and couldn’t live with Ward in a straight line. A spin at Woodcote ended his victory hopes.

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Lap one and Padmore lines up Whitaker for the lead while Ward takes a watching brief.

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Plenty of sideways GT40 action.

Freddie March Memorial Trophy

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Jochen Mass – smooth as silk in the 300SL ‘Gullwing’.

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Synchronised skidding by Richard Woolmer’s HWM-Cadillac and Steve Boultbee-Brooks’ Aston Martin DB3S.

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Eddie McGuire’s Gordini lost a wheel and driveshaft but was back out in the race.

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Ferraris didn’t trouble the fastest guys out there but made the nicest noises and looked glorious.

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More Woolmer skidding.

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Rob Halls takes to the grass in a bid for the lead. Chris Ward just visible back-of-shot.

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As above!

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Synchronised skidding – this time from a brace of C-Types.

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Mass heads into the setting sun.

Brooklands Trophy

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Christopher Mann’s Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza in Helle Nice tribute livery.

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Mark Gillies gently caressing the Aston Martin Brooklands into Lavant during qualifying.

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Rupert Clevely’s Alfa 8C in appropriately grubby condition – as if it has just arrived back in Brescia after 1000 miles around its homeland.

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Jonathan Turner’s elegant Triumph Dolomite.

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Mann’s 8C billowed oil until it was black-flagged while leading – a real shame for a truly charismatic vehicle.

Richmond Trophy

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Tony Best had a good run in his Ferrari 246 Dino.

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Helmut Gassmann recovered a lurid moment at St Mary’s to emerge with his mount unscathed.

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Geraint Owen brought Brickyard glamour to Goodwood – and was seriously quick. Looking like a sideways canal barge, he kept up with many of the fastest guys in much better-suited GP machinery.

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Tony Wood fought Julian Bronson for a richly deserved win using the mega Tec Mec.

St Mary’s Trophy Part 2

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Justin Law and Grant Williams renewed their old Mk1 Jaguar battles of days past.

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Richard Meaden was a deserving winner after an almighty scrap with Mike Jordan – a man who was perfect in defense, apparently impervious to the heroic pressure wrought upon him by Meaden.

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Grant Williams as sideways as always.

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Shaun Rainford making a Nash Metropolitan perform in the most unlikely fashion.

RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration Race

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2013’s winners reunited: Simon Hadfield and Wolfgang Friedrichs aboard the legendary Aston Martin Project 212.

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Lindemann / Twyman Bizzarrini on a qualifying charge.

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Hancock / Hunt E-type drifting beautifully out of Lavant.

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It was wonderful to see two (of the three) Sunbeam Tiger Lister Le Mans Coupes in action. Matt Neal and Chris Beighton were on thundering form.

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The last photo I managed of Andy Newall qualifying Lord Bamford’s #4399GT 250 GTO before it met with the Woodcote tyre wall. Whether it is the real #4399GT remains a matter of conjecture…

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The Gans / Wolfe Cobra took the spoils after Chris Ward was penalised for contact with Andrew Smith’s Cobra (see results below).

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Andrew Smith still sliding way after the hit from Chris Ward at Fordwater which put HEM6 out of contention for the win once again.

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David and Oliver Hart fought valiantly for the win before mechanical troubles grounded the family Cobra.

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Battled-scarred J D Classics’ E-Type could only muster second, denied a hat-trick.

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Richard Attwood is as fast and enthusiastic as ever and still well capable of serious speed at the wheel of a lairy Cobra around Goodwood.

Glover Trophy

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Heavy rainfall played hell with the Glover Trophy race. Martin Stretton and Andy Middlehurst were as impressive as ever, walking on water to first and second respectively, while the rest powerboated in their wake. It was a virtuoso display by the two maestros in the most challenging conditions.

Sussex Trophy

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Chris MacAllister during a sunny qualifying session.

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The pack streams into Madgwick on lap one. It’s blowing a gale, with leaves and branches littering the field…the rain is still falling and the cars’ lights struggle to penetrate the gloom. Proper endurance sports car racing.

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Julian Majzub still sideways in the Sadler, half-way to Fordwater.

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Sam Hancock was peerless as he strode to yet another victory for Harry Leventis’s glorious Ferrari 246S Dino.

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David Hart kicking up the spray out of Madgwick in the Lister-Costin.


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Red Bull brought the Lockheed P-38 Lightning over from its Salzburg base. This Lightning is the sole example left flying in Europe and it performed elegant elliptical passes over Goodwood Aerodrome on Friday and Saturday.

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Nape-prickling aerobatics display by P-51 Mustang and Spitfire on Saturday evening as dusk settled over Westhampnett.

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Spitfire awaiting the call for its dusk sortie.

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Tony Brooks reliving his 1957 British Grand Prix win – shared in a Vanwall with Stirling Moss. This is the Collier Collection’s VW11.

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Fangio’s 1957 German Grand Prix winning Maserati 250F.

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TVR celebrated the launch of its new Griffith with a host of old favourites including the most extreme cars from the last decade – Typhon and Sagaris.

2 thoughts on “Goodwood Revival 2017”

    1. Hi Alan,

      You’re not kidding! I’m always exhausted by the end of a weekend at Goodwood. I’m not sure if it’s a sign of old age – or simply how much I am enjoying myself! Thanks again for taking the time to review the photos and comment. I really appreciate it.


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