The Goodwood Revival's St. Mary's Trophy is probably the most entertaining race of the the whole weekend. Sure, it's always fun to watch Cobras, E-Types, Ford GT40s and Lola Can Am cars go way faster around the track than they ever did back in the the 1960s, but seeing Le Mans ace Tom Kristensen trying his luck in a 1959 Thunderbird against Austin A35s that could fit in the Ford's trunk is on a whole new level of bonkers. Plus, when these pros finally overcook it on this very fast circuit, there isn't as much harm done as in some other cases.
In St. Mary's, it's Austin A35s and A40s against Jaguar Mark 1s, Alfa Romeo Giuliettas against BMW 700s, Sunbeam Rapiers against Morris Minors, Ford Zephyrs against Zodiacs, Riley One-Point-Fives against MG Magnettes, and Studebaker Silver Hawks against '58 Fiat-Abarths. Now, if you aren't familiar with these wonders from the 1950s, that's fine.
All you need to know is that it's the small ones against the big ones, for a good 25 minutes, flat out. And when Andy Jordan finally met a German GT driver called Frank Stippler in a Jag Mk1, his Austin suddenly gains an extra five horsepower out of thin British air. But is that enough against a straight-six locomotive from Coventry?