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Little Classics News: 11 September 2015

Lister Sees its History on Track at Goodwood Revival

Lister Jaguar Knobbly

Lister Cars is eagerly anticipating this weekend’s Goodwood Revival with a host of Lister competition cars taking to the famous track.

Nine classic Lister racing cars have been entered into the fiercely competitive Sussex Trophy on Sunday September 13th for world championship sports racing cars built between 1950 and 1960.

In Goodwood’s own words the racers featured in The Sussex Trophy are “big, powerful cars, perfectly suited to Goodwood’s fast, sweeping curves, and which always produce a stunning spectacle.”

The nine Listers will compete in an expected 31-car field racing against other period machines including several examples of the Jaguar D-type and Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’ as well as the Ferrari 246S Dino and Aston Martin DBR2 among others.

The privately-entered Listers include one Lister-Jaguar ‘Flat Iron’, three Lister-Jaguar Costins, three Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobblys’ and two Lister-Chevrolet ‘Knobblys’.

Lister Motor Cars chairman Lawrence Whittaker said: “Revival is without doubt one of the highlights of the historic motor racing calendar and with nine Lister cars, including five ‘Knobbly’ models, competing in the Sussex Trophy against some very capable competition, it’s going to be a very exciting weekend indeed.

“The Lister ‘Knobbly’ continues to prove extremely popular with the historic racing community, which certainly helps to explain the fantastic reaction we’ve had to our fully sold-out run of continuation ‘Knobblys’”.


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