The Goodwood Trophy race at the 2011 Goodwood Revival was held 16-18 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The 2011 Goodwood Trophy race featured GP ‘titans’ and more nimble voiturette cars based on designs from before the Second World War. These sit-up-and-beg single seaters thundered around the Goodwood Circuit, just as they did in the track’s earliest years. In addition to several ERAs, spectators saw an Alfa Romeo 308C take on Maserati 4CM, 6CM and 8CM, plus Alta, Bugatti Type 54 and Talbot Lago. A Alfa Romeo Tipo B monoposto and Tipo 158/9 Alfetta also took part in the historic race.
The 2011 Goodwood Trophy race saw Mac Hulbert claim top honours in a thrilling race. The ERA pilot headed home Julian Majzub’s Alfa Romeo 308C by barely a car’s length for a grandstand finish in a race where the order changed from corner to corner all the way down the order.
US-based Irishman Paddins Dowling led initially from pole aboard his ERA B-type but his time at the front proved short-lived as Hulbert jumped him half-way around the opening lap. He in turn lost out to Majzub into the chicane on the third tour. Man on the move at this point was Duncan Ricketts aboard his ERA E-type. A supercharger drive had worked loose in qualifying but he overcame his third row starting spot to move up into the final podium position before spinning off dramatically at Madgwick at quarter-distance.
Dowling, meanwhile, fell down the order with car trouble, Majzub and Hulbert slugging it out on a sodden track as former DTM driver Frank Stippler moved up to third aboard Willi Balz’s Maserati 8CM. The latter couldn’t quite keep pace in his pursuit, but his balletic car control proved a huge hit with the crowd.
Goodwood Revival 2011 – Goodwood Trophy Race Results (10 laps)
1. Mac Hulbert, ERA D-type R4D
2. Julian Majzub, Alfa Romeo 308C
3. Frank Stippler, Maserati 8CM
4. Michael Gans, ERA B-type R1B
5. Paul Mullins, ERA B-type R7B (fastest lap 1:58.836, 72.70 mph)
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 130 pictures from the Goodwood Trophy race. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2011 – Goodwood Trophy Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
[Source: Goodwood; photo credit: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]