The Salvadori Cup at the 2014 Goodwood Members’ Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for sports racing cars that competed between 1955 and 1960 was staged in honor of racing great Roy Salvadori.
Salvadori, a man steeped in Goodwood motor sport lore, died in June 2012. Unlucky never to have won a World Championship-level Grand Prix, Salvadori excelled in sports cars. His greatest success was claiming outright honours in the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours when he shared his factory Aston Martin DBR1 with Carroll Shelby. It remains the sole win in the endurance classic for the marque.
For many, the sports racing cars of the late 1950s represent a high-water mark in the history of the category. In addition to elegant Le Mans racers from established marques such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Ferrari, the Salvadori Cup also catered to smaller-capacity machines from constructors such as Cooper and Lotus. Thoroughbreds such as the Aston Martin DBR1, Ferrari 246S Dino, Jaguar D-Type and Maserati 300S and Tipo 60/61 ‘Birdcage’ mixed it with ‘Knobbly’ Listers and Lotus F, finely representing the period when Goodwood hosted rounds of the World Sports Car Championship.
Senior Photographer Tim Scott documented the 72nd Goodwood Members’ Meeting in 2014, including the following pictures from the Salvadori Cup race for sports racers from 1955 to 1960. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
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