The Goodwood Trophy race was always at fan favorite at the Goodwood Revival. Especially in the circuit’s early years, the Goodwood Trophy race was for older (essentially pre-war) single seater racing cars, although the trophy was also used for sports cars.
At the Goodwood Revival, it is a race for Grand Prix and Formule Libre single seaters of a type that raced between 1930 and 1948, namely Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) and ‘Alfetta’; BRM V16; Bugatti Type 54 and 73C; ERA; Maserati 4CM, 6CM and 4CLT and Alta.
The Goodwood Revival 2010 saw Mark Gillies claim Goodwood Trophy honours in crushing fashion aboard Mary Smith’s ERA A-type R3A. The Detroit-based Briton had a poor start from the all ERA front row, losing out initially to J Mac Hulbert and Paddins Dowling, the latter taking the initiative as they headed through Madgwick towards Fordwater for the first time.
Gillies moved up to second through the kink before St Mary’s on the following lap, the gap to Dowling remaining static at 1.2-seconds to the end of the fourth lap. Into the fifth tour, Irishman Dowling experienced car trouble and retired shortly thereafter.
Matt Grist moved his way up the order in the fastest of the Alfa Romeo Tipo Bs, taking second place with six minutes to go as Hulbert performed a series of heroic saves after oil spilled onto his rear tyres. Up front Gillies was unchallenged and led home Grist by eight seconds from Maserati driver Frank Stipler who jumped Hulbert in the dying stages. Julian Majzub finished fifth aboard his Alfa Romeo 308C.
“I have a history of bad starts here,” said the victor later. “Paddins kept me honest in the opening laps and it was a shame that he retired. The car’s fantastic here. It’s a magic car, a magic circuit and a magic event.”
Similar to our Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 coverage, photographer Tim Scott of Fluid Images also documented this year’s Goodwood Revival, including the following 180 images from the Goodwood Trophy race. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.