Frazer Nash finish 1-2-3 in sodden Brooklands Trophy

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

Duncan Pittaway and Eddie Williams claimed a fabulous victory in the Brooklands Trophy race for post-vintage thoroughbred sports cars. Run in appalling conditions, there was plenty of drama up and down the order, but it was a Frazer Nash battle up front from the outset. The unique ‘Owlet’ saloon of Patrick Blakeney-Edwards rocketed into the lead from the fourth row, with Pittaway giving chase in Charles Gillett’s TT Replica. Blakeney-Edwards proceeded to drive his car – the only closed car in the field – at ever lurid angles as he built-up a lead over his pursuer.

The well-known historics ace pitted with eleven minutes left to run of the 25-minute encounter, handing over driving duties to Nick Swift. The Mini ace, a rookie aboard pre-war fare, was no slouch, guiding the car in typically exuberant fashion, but he had no answer for Williams who reeled him in and got past at Fordwater inside two laps and escaped up the road. The preternaturally brave Williams didn’t seem to notice that it was raining, steering his car at ever more extreme angles en route to victory.

Blakeney-Edwards had the consolation of finishing second and third, having also shared a Frazer Nash TT Replica with Theo Hunt.

Image credit: James Lynch


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