The St. Mary’s Trophy race at the 2012 Goodwood Revival was held 14-16 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The 2012 St. Mary’s Trophy race featured cars from the 1950s – the genesis of touring car racing. Spectators were treated with such diverse and classic cars as Austin A40, Borgward Isabella TS, Ford Prefect 107E, Gaz Volga M21, Jaguar MkVIII and MkI, Mercedes-Benz 220S, MG Magnette, Morris Minor, Renault 4CV, Standard 10 and Tatra T603. As ever, the format included was a celebrity race on Saturday, with the car owners taking their turn on Sunday, and the result declared on aggregate.
The never knowingly undramatic Grant Williams won the second installment of the St. Mary’s Trophy saloon car thrash. As the flag dropped, all eyes were on the Welsh tyre dealer whose Jaguar Mk1 finished two laps down yesterday when driven by Derek Bell. In third, and providing plenty of entertainment, was Richard Shaw in his 550kg, twin-cylinder BMW 700, a spin at Madgwick on the second lap resulting in nothing more than plenty of tyre smoke. This incident allowed Williams to escape up the road as Justin Law – sharing the Jaguar in which Anthony Reid finished second yesterday – was forced to take avoiding action.
The safety car was deployed shortly thereafter to retrieve a stricken tail-ender. There were just seven minutes left to run of the scheduled 25 by the time the safety car returned to the pits. It was left to Williams to slide his way to victory ahead of Law who, along with Reid, won outright on aggregate. Shaw, meanwhile, pulled off some remarkable overtakes before spinning at St. Mary’s after tapping a backmarker. The Austin A40 driven by Aston Martin specialist Desmond Smail – which won on Saturday in the hands of Rob Huff – was third on the road and second overall on aggregate despite having a flat tyre.
Similar to our 2011 St. Mary’s Trophy coverage, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the 2012 Goodwood Revival, including the following pictures from the St. Mary’s Trophy race for saloon cars of a type that raced between 1950 and 1959. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2012 – St. Mary’s Trophy Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
Goodwood Revival 2012 – St. Mary’s Trophy Combined Race Results
1. Reid / Law, Jaguar MkI
2. Huff / Smail, Austin A40
3. Brack / Daniell, Austin A40
4. Oliver / Shaw, BMW 700
5. Haugland / Berg, Tatra T603
Fastest Lap Race One – Jackie Oliver, BMW 700, 1:36.907, 89.15 mph
Fastest Lap Race Two – Grant Williams, Jaguar Mk1, 1:37.214, 88.87 mph
[Source: Goodwood; photo credit: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]