Classic Four-Door Fun at The 2013 Goodwood Revival

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St Mary’s Trophy race at Goodwood Revival

St Mary’s Trophy race at Goodwood Revival

One of the post popular spectacles at the annual Goodwood Revival – being held this year from 13-15 September – is the lively celebrity two-driver St Mary’s Trophy race for saloon cars. This September’s St Mary’s Trophy will feature two races for saloon cars of a type that raced between 1960 and 1966. Expect to see a thrilling and close-fought battle between such diverse and classic cars as Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Coupe, Mini Cooper S and Lotus Cortina (all three celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year) as well as Jaguar Mk2, BMW 1800 TiSA and Ford Galaxie 500, plus many rarely-seen period racing saloons, including a Fiat 1500, Vauxhall VX4/90, and ultra-scarce Isuzu Bellett. As ever, the format of the St Mary’s Trophy will be a celebrity race on the Saturday, with the car owners taking their turn on Sunday, and the result declared on aggregate. A whole host of famous faces are set to race door handle-to-door handle in these 1960s tin tops, including Touring Car legend Steve Soper, who will be returning to do battle at the Revival this year for the first time in 12 years. Ex Formula 1 racer turned TV pundit Mark Blundell will be making his Revival debut in a Ford-Lotus Cortina, and other headline names already confirmed for the race include reigning World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff, Le Mans legends Tom Kristensen and Derek Bell, plus Kenny Brack, James Martin, Jackie Oliver, Anthony Reid, Stuart Graham and ex-BMC Mini Works rallying hero Rauno Aaltonen. September’s Revival will offer an action-packed weekend of historic motor racing and period theatre for all the family, with much more besides, including mouth-watering grids, scintillating on-track action, and a number of significant anniversaries being celebrated. Revival tickets are selling at a record pace, with the event expected to be totally sold out some time ahead of the gates opening at 7:30a.m. on Friday 13 September.Tags:,