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Little Classics News: 31 July 2014

Mark Blundell and Jackie Oliver Join Goodwood Revival Line-up

Ford Zodiac at St Mary's Trophy

Le Mans 24 Hours winners Mark Blundell and Jackie Oliver are the latest stars to add their names to the Goodwood Revival entry list for the 12-14 September event.

Blundell, won at Le Mans in 1992 with Peugeot and went on to add three Formula 1 podium finishes as well as three victories in the Champ Car World Series in North America later in the decade.

After contesting in the St Mary’s Trophy with friend Kerry Michael in a Ford Lotus Cortina last year, he is aiming to improve on that finish in a 1958 Ford Zodiac as the pair reunite for the world’s only authentic period motor racing event.

BMW 700 Jackie Oliver, Jaguar Mk1 Anthony Reid, St Mary's Trophy

Oliver, whose victory at La Sarthe came in a Ford GT40 in 1969, also won the Sebring 12 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours and added a pair of F1 podium finishes of his own before retiring from driving to establish the Arrows Grand Prix team. He will share his own BMW 700 with a yet-to-be announced co-driver.

Also confirmed for the St Mary’s Trophy is Anthony Reid, a Le Mans podium finisher himself and a two-time championship runner-up in British Touring Cars during the all-star Super Touring era.

Reid, will drive a Jaguar Mk1 prepared by Don Law Racing, having won the St Mary’s Trophy in the same car when the race was last held for 1950s saloons in 2012.

Mark Blundell said: “I’m looking forward to the Goodwood Revival as it’s always a really fun weekend with people buying into the spirit of the retro feel. It’s nice to see all the classic cars back out on track, and the owners that look after them with so much passion. I am also very happy to be racing with Kerry Michael again, who did a great job last year.”


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