The Goodwood Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival 2015 was held 12th September at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
This race featured Grand Prix ‘titans’ and more nimble voiturette cars of a type that raced between 1930 and 1950. These sit-up-and-beg single seaters thundered around the fast and spectacular track, just as they did in the circuit’s earliest years. This year’s race featured an incredible lineup of iconic ERAs and Alfa Romeos taking on Maseratis, Bugatti and Talbot-Lagos, among others.
Serial Goodwood winner Mark Gilles dominated Saturday’s first race in Dick Skipworth’s ex-Raymond Mays factory ERA R3A. The light green voiturette took the lead at Fordwater on the second lap and pulled away to win by over 15 seconds. It was Gilles’s fifth win victory in the Goodwood Trophy.
The 2015 Goodwood Trophy featured 10 ERAs in the entry and it was another of these, Nick Topliss’s A-type, the ex-Pat Fairfield R4A, that spectacularly smoked off the line from second row, powering between those ahead and into the lead. The moment of glory did not last long, with Calum Lockie also taking the ERA in Sean Danaher’s Maserati 6CM.
Lockie made second place his own, but was unable to catch the flying leader. Topliss, however, found Michael Gans on his tail in another of the ERAs, R1B. Gans tried hard to take the final podium place but, with the pair now among the backmarkers, Topliss was able to hold on, a just reward for such a spectacular start.
Similar to our 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 photo galleries, Sports Car Digest also documented the Goodwood Trophy race at the 2015 Goodwood Revival, with Senior Photographer Tim Scott offering the following pictures. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2015 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture)
Goodwood Revival 2015 – Goodwood Trophy Race Results
1. Mark Gilles, 1934 ERA A-type R3A
2. Calum Lockie, 1938 Maserati 6CM
3. Nicholas Topliss, 1935 ERA A-type R4A
4. Michael Gans, 1935 ERA B-type R1B
5. David Morris, 1936 ERA B-type R11B
[Source: Goodwood; photos: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]