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Our congratulations go to Simon Leifer and his gorgeous TR5 who after being selected by a team of panelists from Stewart Miller and Peter James Insurance companies appeared in the Best In Show display within this years Revival Car Show area. During each of the three days of the event, Sir Stirling Moss singled out a winner from the cars assembled. On Saturday, the victorious vehicle that tickled Sir Stirling Moss's fancy was the ex- racing TR5 of TR Register member Simon Leifer.

Sir Stirling Moss presenting Simon Leifer with Best In Show for his TR5

Also in attendance was the TR Register's 'TS2', the first right - hand drive TR2 ever built. The car sat alongside a whole selection of classics, proudly displaying its story to the many thousands in attendance and generated huge interest from the public, exhibitors and the press alike. The TR Register hopes that this will be the beginning of an increasingly higher profile of the club at the event in future years.

Other prominent TRs were also in attendance including the ex-works TR4 , 3VC driven by the clubs Technical Director, Tony Sheach plus a huge number of others on display around the Revival Car Show area.

A fifties rocker stops by to admire TS2


The Burlen Fuels stand featured the Le Mans Triumph TR3S tribute car of Paul Hogan, just over a year after its fantastic outing at the Le Mans Classic as part of the Penrite Oils and TR Register Le Mans team.

TR3S tribute on the Burlen Fuels stand

Another notable TR in the form of the ex-works Maurice Gatsonides Coupe des Alpes winning Triumph TR2 was to be seen in the trade village promoting a series of exciting looking vintage rally events across Europe. This left hand drive TR2 still competes wearing its original PDU 20 registration plate.

Ex-works TR2 on display


Goodwood Revival Highlights

There were many highlights of the Goodwood Revival this year both on and off the track.

An electric atmosphere was generated on Day one as the Freddie March memorial trophy braved the heavy rain showers to race on into dusk with a sight reminiscent of Le Mans in the 1950s with Jaguars aplenty. The victory went to Derek Hood and Chris Ward in their Cooper Jaguar.

There was much drama elsewhere in this race when Jochen Mass, Le Mans legend missed his mandatory pitstop whilst running in 5th position and incurred a 20 second penalty in his gull wing Mercedes to eventually finish the race in 16th.


David Hart,1959 Jaguar Lister in the Sussex Trophy

Kriton Lendoudis, 1959 Lister Chevrolet "Knobbly" leads Jo Bamford and Christian Hore in their 1955 Jaguar D-Types. Sussex Trophy.

Stunningly quick 1928 Frazer Nash saloon called "The Owlett" in the Brooklands Trophy gave the big Talbots a run for their money.


Multiple Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen put on a breathtaking performance at the helm of his Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt prepared by Alan Mann in the St Marys trophy. Tom Kristensen and Henry Mann went on to win the trophy overall on aggregate with Sundays second race ably won in their 7 litre Ford powered beast. Elsewhere on the grid the crowd cheered on a battle scarred Alfa Romeo GTA to take 5th while touring car ace Matt Neal battled hard with Mike Jordan for second and third in their Lotus Cortinas.

Winning honours of the events flagship "Lavant Cup" went to James Cottingham and his 1957 Ferrari TRC 500 in a grid that included Nick Masons 250MM Ferrari as well as thirty other rare Ferrari's contributing to a grid worth in excess of £150 million.

Ferrari 246S Dino of Bobby Verdon-Roe

Clive Joys 1955 Jaguar D-Type

Celebrity chef James Martin "overcooks it" in his Mini at the Chicane on Day 1.

In the air

In the air, the hundreds of thousands strong crowd witnessed a memorable event on Sunday when 12 Spitfires flew over the Goodwood Estate in formations of four, to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Simultaneously , surviving veterans were chauffeured around the circuit in period Jeeps as the humbled crowd showed their appreciation and respect with continuous applause.

The Goodwood Revival event continues year on year to grow from strength to strength and this year provided Lord March with another sell out crowd for the best that historic racing has to offer.

12 Spitfires took to the air on Sunday at the Goodwood Revival

The public had a chance to get up close to these iconic aircraft


Off the track

Off the track and Chris Evans was selling off a large number of vehicles from his collection of cars in the Bonhams auction. Although a Jaguar XKSS, Chitty Bang Bang replica and a Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso all found new homes some of the cars in the Evans lot failed to meet reserve although there was much interest in his collection of memorabilia that was sold to raise money for Children in Need.

The big money went on a very tasty 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible which changed hands for a cool £1,087,900. Followed closely by Rolling Stone Keith Richards Bentley "Blue Lena" which fetched a frankly eye watering £763,100

Mods, Rockers and the 1960s.


Ferrari dominated the Earls Court Motor Show reenactment. 

There are 3 comments on this thread

kev bryant

Great report and congratulations to Simon Leifer.

Peter Crook

As always, the Revival was a great event, and Wayne's report is a fantastic snapshot. Really good photos too!
Its nice to see things in sharp focus. For me, it was all a bit blurry after an evening in the Doombar tent......

Don Hiscock

Thanks for the nice report, Wayne, and especially for the indication that the Goodwood Revival will be a continuing interest for the TR Register. It's a terrific event, one worth a trip over the water to attend, and it would be great to have more TRR stuff going on.