The St. Mary’s Trophy race at the 2011 Goodwood Revival was held 16-18 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The 2011 St Mary’s Trophy race featured saloon cars from the 1960s – a truly golden age of touring car racing. The race offered thrilling and close-fought battles between such diverse and classic cars as Jaguar MkII, Ford Galaxie, Mini Cooper S, Lotus Cortina, Saab 93, Alfa Romeo GTA and BMW 1800 TiSA. As ever, the format included a celebrity race on Saturday, with the car owners taking their turn on Sunday, and the overall result declared on aggregate.
Richard Shaw anchored a brilliant overall win in the 2011 St Mary’s Trophy with victory on the road in Sunday’s second race. After the flag dropped it was James Wood in the Ford Galaxie 500 in which Paul Radisich won race one that made the initial break, only to get jumped by Shaw’s BMW 1800 TiSA and Nick Swift’s Mini Cooper S. Wood briefly regained the lead on the run to Madgwick for the first time, Detroit firepower outgunning European four-bangers, but Shaw wasn’t to be denied. He moved into first place on the third tour and proceeded to leave the warring Wood and Swift behind at a scorching rate.
At half-distance in the 25-minute thrash he held a lead of 7.4-seconds as Wood gradually eked out a few car lengths from Swift. Shaw crossed the line some 12.8-seconds ahead of Wood, and with teammate Jackie Oliver having finished second in race one, the BMW duo claimed outright honours. Victory was especially sweet for former F1 racer and Le Mans winner Oliver: he has chased a St Mary’s Trophy win for the past decade, having finished second three times.
Goodwood Revival 2011 – St. Mary’s Trophy Combined Race Results
1. Oliver / Shaw, BMW 1800 TiSA
2. Radisch / Wood, Ford Galaxie 500
3. Turner / Swift, Morris Mini Cooper S
4. Attwood / Mann, Ford Lotus Cortina Mk I
5. Cheever / Postins, BMW 1800 TiSA
Fastest Lap Race One – Barrie Williams, Ford Galaxie 500, 1:31.891, 94.02 mph
Fastest Lap Race Two – Richard Shaw, BMW 1800 TiSA, 1:33.257, 92.64 mph
Goodwood Revival 2011 – St. Mary’s Trophy Complete Race Results
Similar to our Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 coverage, photographer Tim Scott of Fluid Images also documented this year’s Goodwood Revival, including the following images from the St. Mary’s Trophy race. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2011 – St. Mary’s Trophy Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
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[Source: Goodwood; photo credit: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]
I have a suspicion this was the most exciting race to watch, despite the relatively plebeian entry list. Love the diversity in the headline photo – Isuzu Bellett (what??), Ford Galaxie, a sideways Jaguar Mk II and the winning BMW.
Looks like great fun for both spectators and participants alike!
Are their any 1300 Renault R8 Gordini’s paticipating?