The Goodwood Revival Post 2
Goodwood 2013:Sport & GT
Sharp: The 250LM, much photographed, but catch the colors.
By Jonathan Sharp & Hugues Vanhoolandt
Sharp: St Mary's Trophy race on Saturday. Frank Stippler's 1965 Alfa GTA 1600cc battled Tom Kristensen's 1963 7000cc Ford Galaxy 500 but eventually had to concede for second. The crowd were on their feet cheering from flag to flag.
Sharp: Seems like an unfair advantage to the Ford, but the Alfa does handle. And this was the way it was, back in the sixties.
Vanhoolandt: Still, the Alfa won overall. The St Mary’s Trophy is a two part race for 1960 to 1966 production saloon cars. In the 1st race, cars are driven by professional drivers and by ‘amateurs’ or owners in the 2nd race. The Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA won the combined classification.
Sharp: Jochen Mass in the 1963 Ford Galaxy 500 of Bill Shepherd.
Vanhoolandt: Scuderia del Portello is a Goodwood Revival regular. Here Marco Cajani with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sebring Spider in the Fordwater Trophy for production-based sports and GT cars of 1955 to 1960.
Sharp: Max Girado (of RM auction fame) storms through to a well-deserved third place in the Fordwater Trophy behind the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing of Jochen Mass and in first place the Austin Healey 100/6 of David Smithies.
Vanhoolandt: The Madgwick Cup for 1948-1955 sports cars saw some Italian entries like the Osca MT4, the Ermini 1100 and an Osca-Alfa Romeo.
Sharp: The most amazingly original 1955 Osca MT4 of Stephan Rettenmaier.
Vanhoolandt: Madgwick Cup went to the 1955 Lister-Bristol of British Tony Wood.
Sharp: Joe Colasaco in Lawrence Auriana's Maserati Tipo 151. Alas the car did not make the race on Sunday.
Vanhoolandt: Racing in the dark is a feature of the Freddie March Memorial Trophy, for cars which took part in the Goodwood Nine Hour races between 1952 and 1955. Jaguar was out in force with three C-Types finishing in the first three places.
Sharp: Anthony Reid in the Trade Air Ltds Jaguar D Type (1955) leads the hard charging Rob Hall in his Maserati 300S. They finished in this order.
Vanhoolandt: The Ferrari 750 Monza of Richard and Andrew Frankel.
Sharp: Anthony Reid in Richard Frankel's 1963 Lister Jaguar Coupe in the RAC TT race. This was no demo run!
Vanhoolandt: When driven at their limits, Cobras are always spectacular - and even a bit much as Dutchman David Hart experienced here.
Sharp: Ferrari 250LM, in the colors of Colonel Ronnie Hoare's Maranello concessionaires. RC TT race, The driving was shared by Kilian Konig/Romain Dumas, entered by Clive Joy.
Vanhoolandt: The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration Race is the most awaited race of the weekend as it offers fierce battle between great cars and renowned drivers during a one hour, two-driver race. In it was the Drogo bodied 250 GT, driven by Swedish ace Stefan Johansson.
Sharp: The winner, Aston Martin Project 212 of Wolfgang Freidrichs and David Clark. When Wolfgang took the flag he was so happy he jumped out of the car and embraced members of the crowd. The GTO behind is Sir Anthony Bamford in the Ford Green GTO.
Vanhoolandt: Former F1 Ferrari driver Jean Alesi was battling for the lead when he received a 10 seconds penalty for jump start. Interviewed afterwards, he said, ‘Oh no, I did a good start, not a jump start!’
Vanhoolandt: The Ford GT40 will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. Goodwood did it a bit earlier with the recreation of the Le Mans pits where some GT40s were exhibited. On the track, for the first time, a race exclusively reserved for Ford GT40s was held and it consisted of 27 examples.