Goodwood Trophy

Goodwood, 17 Sep 1949

1 Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - s/c 4
#1 R Parnell (see note 1)
10 16m 39.6s
86.43 mph
2 Peter Walker ERA E Type [GP1] - s/c 6
#16 P D C Walker (see note 2)
10 16m 45.6s
3 Bob Gerard ERA B Type [R14B] - s/c 6
#31 F R Gerard (see note 3)
10 16m 48.6s
4 David Hampshire Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - s/c 4
#2 R Parnell (see note 4)
10 17m 10.4s
5 Brian Shawe-Taylor ERA B Type [R9B] - s/c 6
#28 B N Shawe-Taylor (see note 5)
10 17m 12.0s
6 Cuth Harrison ERA C Type [R8C] - s/c 6
#19 T C Harrison (see note 6)
10 17m 26.4s
7 Joe Fry Maserati 4CL [1585] - s/c 4
#7 J G Fry (see note 7)
10 17m 35.2s
8 Dick Habershon Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - s/c 8
#32 R P R Habershon (see note 8)
9 19m 38.6s
9 Duncan Hamilton Maserati 6CM [1551] - s/c 6
#9 J D Hamilton & P Fotheringham-Parker
(see note 9)
R Tony Rolt (4.5 F1) 3.4-litre Alfa-Aitken Special - Alfa Romeo 8
#27 A P R Rolt
3 transmission
R Stirling Moss (F2) 1.1-litre Cooper 'T9' - JAP twin
#4 A E Moss
2 engine
DNS Eric Brandon (F2) 1.1-litre Cooper 'T9' - JAP twin
#5 E Brandon
Did not start
DNS Archie Butterworth AJB - Steyr V8
#18 A J Butterworth
Did not start
DNS Roy Parnell ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#26 D A Hampshire (see note 10)
Did not start
DNA David Murray Maserati 4CL [1569] - s/c 4
#3 D Murray (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA George Bainbridge Maserati 4CL [1555/1579] - s/c 4
#8 R E Ansell
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Murray Maserati 6CM [1542] - s/c 6
#11 C Murray (see note 12)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1 unless noted.

1 Stirling Moss (F2) 1.1-litre Cooper 'T9' - JAP twin
2 Brian Shawe-Taylor (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R9B] - ERA s/c 6
3 Joe Fry (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1585] - Maserati s/c 4
4 Tony Rolt (4.5 F1) 3.4-litre Alfa-Aitken Special - Alfa Romeo 8
6 Bob Gerard (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R14B] - ERA s/c 6
7 Cuth Harrison (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA C Type [R8C] - ERA s/c 6
8 Peter Walker (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA E Type [GP1] - ERA s/c 6
9 Reg Parnell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - Maserati s/c 4
10 David Hampshire (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - Maserati s/c 4
12 Dick Habershon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - Delage s/c 8
13 Duncan Hamilton (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 6CM [1551] - Maserati s/c 6

Notes on the cars:

  1. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] (Reg Parnell): Maserati records list this as Reg Parnell's car dated 14 Sep 1948. Raced by Parnell from 1949 to 1951, under the Scuderia Ambrosiana banner in 1950 and 1951, also by Hampshire in 1951. Sold or leased to Bobby Baird mid-1951 and then sometime after 1952 sold to Count Johnny Lurani. Lurani sold it in 1955 to Pat Hoare in New Zealand where it raced until the mid-1960s and then spent many years in the Queenstown Motor Museum. It was sold in 1982 and returned to Europe in 1989. Sold at auction a number of times in the late 1980s and 1990s. Owned by Max Lustenberger (Switzerland) from 1999. Retained 2004.
  2. ERA E Type [GP1] (Peter Walker): The prototype E-Type, run by the works in 1939 for Mays (in practice only) and Dobson. To Peter Whitehead for 1946 and 1947 then to Reg Parnell's team then to Whitehead again, now with Peter Walker as driver 1949-50. Later fitted with Jaguar engine and equipped as sportscar and through a chain of owners to Duncan Ricketts, who completed the restoration and has raced it regularly since 1998.
  3. ERA B Type [R14B] (Bob Gerard): Johnny Wakefield 1938-39 and then Bob Gerard's main ERA from 1946 to 1953. Then via Jimmy Stuart to Donald Day in 1959. Apart from a short period, Day has owned it ever since. Recent drivers include Ted Rollason, Goff Tidball and Paul Richardson. Retained 2007.
  4. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] (David Hampshire): Shown in Maserati records as Alberto Ascari's early 1948 car. To Reg Parnell 1949 for Fred Ashmore then raced in 1950 by David Hampshire and others as part of Scuderia Ambrosiana. Then David Murray's car for 1951. Crashed in practice at the Nürburgring for the 1951 German GP and not seen again.
  5. ERA B Type [R9B] (Brian Shawe-Taylor): A customer car for Denis Scribbans and then Bob Ansell up to 1949. Guest drivers included Brian Shawe-Taylor, who then bought the car and raced it 1950-51. Then via Irish and UK owners, entering historic racing in 1955. Raced by the Mann brothers from 1976 to 1993, then to Switzerland for four years, back to Peter Mann and then to Rainer Ott (Germany) in 2005. Retained 2007.
  6. ERA C Type [R8C] (Cuth Harrison): Built in 1938 using mechanical parts from R8B and raced by Earl Howe 1938 and until a crash in the 1939 International Trophy. Then to Reg Parnell for 1946, Cuth Harrison from 1947 to 1951, Brian Shawe-Taylor 1951 and 1952; then a chain of other owners until acquired in 1977 by Bruce Spollon. Rebuilt to correct C-type specs and raced from 1981 to 2003.
  7. Maserati 4CL [1585] (Joe Fry): Delivered on 30 Apr 1947 to Enrico Plate's team and driven by a variety of drivers from 1947 to 1949, including Emmanuel de Graffenried. Sold to Joe Fry for 1950, but passed after Fry's death in July 1950 to Duncan Hamilton and Philip Fotheringham-Parker who campaigned it in British races until then of the F1 formula in 1951. Campaigned widely in UK historic racing events by several British owners until passing to the current owner, Oliver Maierhofer (Germany) On display at Tubingen Motor Museum in 2007.
  8. Delage 15S8 [WMG102] (Dick Habershon): Numbered '5' by Alan Burnard in his histories as a continuation of the works numbering but also logically 'WMG 102'. The second 1937 White Mouse Garages ifs car, using parts from ex-works 1926/27 GP 2,3 and 4 on a new chassis. Possibly not completed until acquired by Reg Parnell during the war. Driven in 1946 sprints by his nephew Roy Parnell, then by Dick Habershon in club events 1947-49 and Rob Walker (driver Tony Rolt) 1949. Fitted with E-Type ERA engine and campaigned by Walker as the ERA-Delage 1951-53, usual driver Rolt but also Peter Walker, Eric Thompson, Roy Salvadori and, in occasional sprints, Rob Walker himself. Alan Burnand in sprints 1954-56 then in historic racing with Joe Goodhew, Ray Potter, Patrick Lindsay, Anthony Mayman and, since 1993, Bruce Spollon.
  9. Maserati 6CM [1551] (Duncan Hamilton): Delivered on 25 Oct 1937 to Earl Howe, probably acting as agent for a South African purchaser. Immediately shipped to South Africa for the 1937/38 winter season to be raced by Bill Everitt, before passing to local driver Buller Meyer. Imported to UK in 1947 UK by George Abecassis who raced it briefly before selling it to Duncan Hamilton and Philip Fotheringham-Parker who campaigned it extensively in 1948, 49 and 1950. To Brian Finglass in early 1950s, before passing to Fred Zambucka in New Zealand, then via various New Zealand owners to the Geer brothers (U.K.) about 1980. Believed to be retained 2007.
  10. ERA B Type [R12B] (Roy Parnell): Built by White Mouse Stable in 1939 on a new factory B-Type chassis and using the mechanical parts from R12C. Raced by Bira 1946-47 as 'Hanuman II' then to David Hampshire and David Murray for 1949 and 1950. Through a chain of mainly Scottish owners and then to Sam Tingle in Rhodesia in 1957. Then via Allan Gillespie back to Britain for Bill Morris in 1962. Campaigned by Morris up to 1998 then to David Wenman in 1999. Retained 2007.
  11. Maserati 4CL [1569] (David Murray): Delivered on 29 May 1939 to Johnny Wakefield who campaigned it successfully up to the outbreak of war. After Wakefield's death in 1942, purchased by Reg Parnell. Raced by extensively Parnell between 1946 and 1948, after which it was raced by David Murray in 1948/49. Fitted by Parnell with twin-stage supercharged engine, then Ambrosiana team spare during 1950 before passing via John Green to Bobby Baird in 1951. To George Weaver in USA, then via British, Swiss and German owners to Georg Kaufmann (Switzerland). Retained 2005
  12. Maserati 6CM [1542] (Colin Murray): Delivered to Franco Cortese on 5 Apr 1937. Then to Scuderia Torino and to Ecurie Auto-Sport for de Graffenried and Balsa after the war. Sold in the UK to Sam Gilbey in 1947. Then to Colin Murray in 1949. Murray took the car to Australia in 1951 and sold it there to Eldred Norman (Adelaide). It passed through a number of other Australian owners before being purchased by Alf Blight in 1966 and restored over many years until it raced at Mallala in 1982. Shortly afterwards, it was sold to the US then via UK, Dutch and French owners until sold at auction to Bernie Ecclestone in 1997. Retained 2007.

Formula 1 events 1948-1953

The results published here were compiled by David McKinney and Adam Ferrington from a range of sources including Autocourse, Motor Sport and Autosport, as well as the F1 Register's A Record of Grand Prix and Voiturette Racing Volume 5 covering 1950 and 1951. Individual car identities were then meticulously checked against their enormous libraries of books and photographs, notably Talbot-Lago de Course by Pierre Abeillon, Les Gordini by Robert Jarraud, Gordini – Un Sorcier, Une Equipe by Christian Huet and The History of English Racing Automobiles by David Weguelin.

David has also contributed extensively from his notes on car identities compiled over 40 years of research, Michael Müller has contributed immaculately researched histories of all the 1948-1950 Ferrari 125s, and Doug Nye, both through his books and his personal assistance on HWM, has also been of great help.

Please note that since David's sad death in 2014, Adam and Allen have agreed that these pages will remain unaltered from now on, as a lasting testimony to David's expertise.