After a few years out of action our own Austin A40 race car gets a new engine. This former Goodwood podium car has now been fitted with a freshly rebuilt Swiftune 1293cc engine. This car is for sale. If you are interested click here.
Goodwood Revival’s St. Mary’s Trophy never fails to entertain and this years running was no different. The 1950’s grid is always eclectic with a varied range of weird and wonderful saloons. Add a handful of BTCC professionals and you have an explosive recipe. For those who wishing to take part selecting the right car is the first step. We currently have two such cars on the market, both of which offer there own unique appeal. The first is a former Goodwood podium Austin A40. The A40’s are known to be a formidable weapon when the setup is right. This car will be available race ready with a freshly rebuilt Swiftune 1293cc engine. The second car we have available is another former Goodwood podium sitter, it is fast and most importantly it is unique and therefore a desirable contender for the top events. The Volvo PV544 has period race history and is the most interesting and formidable Volvo PV544 in the UK. This car will be available race ready with a freshly rebuilt engine. Links to the ads on racecrsdirect.com below.
As always Lord March hosted another magnificent, albeit wet and windy, Revival. This year we were back with our fearsome Nash Metropolitan and Mike Haigh’s vociferous Ford Falcon. We had legends John Cleland and Tiff Needell sharing the driving duties respectively. Qualifying was rather wet but we lucked out with dry weather for our races on Saturday and Sunday. Both cars ran perfectly and performed well against a very quick grid. Shaun Rainford had a 20 lap battle with Alistair Dyson’s Ford Zephyr and Nick Maton’s MG Magnette bringing the Nash home in 15th from 20th on the grid. Mike put in a blinding drive on Sunday dragging the Falcon from 18th up to 8th! The Falcon finished the weekend in 12th on aggregate with the Metropolitan in 14th. All in all another splendid weekend at Goodwood. Roll on Members Meeting.
If you can’t make it to the circuit don’t forget you can watch all the action from Goodwood Revival in the comfort of your own home. The whole thing will be streamed live all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For those interested in following us in the St. Mary’s Trophy our sessions will be at 12:15 and 16:20 on Friday, 14:20 on Saturday and 12:35 on Sunday.
Goodwood asked if we could bring the Metropolitan and the Ford Falcon to their Breakfast Club event last Sunday. Goodwood wanted to display a selection of cars that are competing in this years Revival outside the Jackie Stewart Pavilion. Luckily the weather was superb, as was the breakfast. Always a great event.
We can confirm that the British Touring Car legend John Cleland will be sharing the drive with Shaun Rainford in the Nash Metropolitan at this years Goodwood Revival. John first drove the car on it’s debut at the 2012 Goodwood Revival in the rain. His mastery of the slippery conditions can be seen in the video below. Since that time the car has been through some development and is a lot more competitive. We cant wait to see what John can do this year.