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Goodwood Trophy

Goodwood, 26 Sep 1953

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mike Hawthorn (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [375-10] - V12
#4 G A Vandervell
15 23m 17.8s
92.7 mph
2 Ken Wharton (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] - s/c V16
#2 AGB Owen (see note 1)
15 23m 40.8s
3 Bob Gerard (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-4-53] - Bristol 6
#8
14
4 Graham Whitehead (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA C Type [R8C] - s/c 6
#17 (see note 2)
14
5 Roy Salvadori (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [AL9] - Lea-Francis 4
#10 Connaught Engineering
14
6 Horace Gould (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CBMk2-11-53] - Bristol 6
#21
14
7 Jimmy Somervail (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-3-52] - Bristol 6
#9 Border Reivers
13
8 Leslie Marr (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A5] - Lea-Francis 4
#12
13
9 Guy Jason-Henry (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A8] - Lea-Francis 4
#14 Equipe Britannique
13
R Juan Manuel Fangio (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] - s/c V16
#1 AGB Owen (see note 3)
11 gearbox
R Geoff Richardson (libre) 1.8-litre RRA - ERA s/c 6
#20 (see note 4)
10
R Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Alta 'T24' [CB-10-53] - Alta 4
#7
3
DNS Tony Rolt (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A3] - Lea-Francis 4
#11 R R C Walker
Did not start
UNKE Jock McBain (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-3-52] - Bristol 6
#9 Border Reivers
On entry list
UNKE Duncan Hamilton (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-5-53] - Bristol 6
#22 R J Chase
On entry list
UNKE Ottorino Volonterio (F2) 2-litre Maserati-Platé 4CLT-48 [1601] 4
#5 (see note 5)
On entry list
UNKE Paul Emery (F2) 2-litre Emeryson - Aston Martin 6
#16 Emeryson Cars
On entry list
UNKE TBA (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' - s/c V16
#3 AGB Owen
On entry list
UNKE Ron Flockhart (libre) 2-litre ERA D Type [R4D] - s/c 6
#18 (see note 6)
On entry list
UNKE Jimmy Somervail (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#19 Border Reivers (see note 7)
On entry list
UNKE Jock McBain (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#19 Border Reivers (see note 8)
On entry list
UNKE Keith Hall (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-3-52] - Bristol 6
#9 Border Reivers
On entry list
UNKE Rodney Nuckey (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-3-53?] - Bristol 6
On entry list
UNKE Lance Macklin (F2) 2-litre HWM 53 - Alta 4
#15 HW Motors
On entry list
UNKE Jack Fairman (F2) 2-litre Turner Special [3] - Lea-Francis 4
On entry list
DNA Willi Sturzbecher (F2) 2-litre Veritas Meteor 6
#6
Did not arrive
Qualifying
1 Juan Manuel Fangio (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] - BRM s/c V16 1'34.0
2 Mike Hawthorn (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [375-10] - Ferrari V12 1'35.0
2 Roy Salvadori (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [AL9] - Lea-Francis 4 1'35.0
4 Ken Wharton (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] - BRM s/c V16 135.2
5 Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Alta 'T24' [CB-10-53] - Alta 4
6 Tony Rolt * (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A3] - Lea-Francis 4
7 Graham Whitehead (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA C Type [R8C] - ERA s/c 6
8 Bob Gerard (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-4-53] - Bristol 6
9 Geoff Richardson (libre) 1.8-litre RRA - ERA s/c 6
10 Horace Gould (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CBMk2-11-53] - Bristol 6
11 Leslie Marr (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A5] - Lea-Francis 4
12 Jimmy Somervail (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-3-52] - Bristol 6
13 Guy Jason-Henry (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A8] - Lea-Francis 4
14 Jock McBain * (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-3-52] - Bristol 6
15 Duncan Hamilton * (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-5-53] - Bristol 6
16 Ottorino Volonterio * (F2) 2-litre Maserati-Platé 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati-Platé 4
17 Paul Emery * (F2) 2-litre Emeryson - Aston Martin 6
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] (Ken Wharton): Raced by Peter Walker 1950-51, Ken Wharton 1952-54, Gonzalez 1952-53, Moss and Reg Parnell 1952 and by Ron Flockhart once in 1954. Damaged during Wharton's win at Glover Trophy, Goodwood Apr 1954, stripped and scrapped.
  2. ERA C Type [R8C] (Graham Whitehead): 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.
  3. BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] (Juan Manuel Fangio): Raced by Ray Sommer 1950, Reg Parnell 1950-53, Fangio 1952-53 and Gonzalez 1952. Retired after the 1953 season but retained by Owen Organisation as an exhibition car. Bought by Dan Marguiles for a Greek consortium at Christie's Motorfair auction in October 1981. Subsquently sold to the National Motor Museum Trust. Retained 2007.
  4. RRA (Geoff Richardson): Built by Geoff Richardson using mechanical parts of an ex-works Riley raced before the war by Percy Maclure, in a new Richardson-built frame. Raced initially with the engine from the White Riley, and sometimes therefore called the ERA-Riley. Richardson continued to race the car, mainly in small English events, until 1955, replacing the engine with a 2.5 Riley in 1954 and a 2.0 Alta in 1955. The car was then dismantled but reassembled by Keith Knight, still with Alta engine, in 1965. Retained by Knight into this century.
  5. Maserati-Platé 4CLT-48 [1601] (Ottorino Volonterio): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 7 Mar 1949 in Maserati records) and driven by Emmanuel de Graffenried. Continued as de Graffenried's well-used car through 1950 and 1951. Probably one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Plate-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Ottorino Volonterio in F2 in 1953. Sold with the sister car (probably 1598) by de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work then sold again via Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
  6. ERA D Type [R4D] (Ron Flockhart): The sole D-Type, built in 1938 using mechanical parts from R4C and raced by factory drivers Mays and Dobson 1938-39. Sold to Mays when he left the team and raced by him until 1950. Then via Ron Flockhart, Ken Wharton and a chain of other owners into historic racing in 1966. Via further UK and Indian owners to Mac Hulbert in 2001.
  7. ERA B Type [R12B] (Jimmy Somervail): 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.
  8. ERA B Type [R12B] (Jock McBain): 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.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

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