St. Mary's Trophy to be Closest Fought Ever

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

Of all the racing highlights at the 2016 Goodwood Revival, the St. Mary’s Trophy is expected to be the most closely fought race in Goodwood history…

This year, the ever-popular St Mary’s Trophy race will be battled out by a full grid of 30 identical Austin A35s. The cars will all be built to HRDC Academy regulations, meaning they will have the same engine, gearbox, brakes, fuel tank, dampers, front and rear springs, interior and body panels. With such evenly-matched machinery, the result really will be all in the driving.

As ever, the St Mary’s will be a two-part race, with VIPs competing on the Sunday, and owner-drivers having their turn on Sunday. The result is then declared on aggregate. One of the VIPs doing battle will be Andrew Jordan, 2013 BTCC Champion and Goodwood Ambassador. Andrew said: “As always the Goodwood Revival is one of the highlights of my racing season. It’s such a well-put-together event with a huge variety of cars, the attention to detail blows my mind more each year. My highlight and I think quite a fan favourite is the St. Marys Trophy. The past two years I have paired up with my Dad which has been fantastic and we have had Podiums and wins, this year we have built an Austin A30 for the one-make-race, and can’t wait to get there to race in a grid full of identical cars with a lot of Touring cars stars it really should be something special to watch."


Editor’s Notes

Run every September since 1998, the Goodwood Revival is the world’s largest historic motor racing and vintage culture event, with a sell-out crowd of nearly 150,000 attending in period clothing each year. Held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the only motor sport venue on the planet to remain preserved in its original form, the Revival attracts visitors, racers and celebrities from all over the world. Highlights of the 2015 event, which took place on September 11-13, included 15 races for racing cars and bikes built up to 1966, a special tribute to motor sport legend Bruce McLaren, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shelby’s world title with a special Sebring pit area, the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d’elegance, numerous air displays, Best-Dressed, the Revival Car Show presented by Stewart Miller and Peter James Insurance, an authentic Revival High Street, and the Over the Road entertainment area.

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