16 Sept 2012

Goodwood Revival - Bikes photo gallery

Motorcycles only raced once during the active years of the Goodwood Motor Circuit.  Nine events were held on 'Goodwood Saturday' on 14 April 1951.

The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, so named because Sheene won his last ever race at Goodwood in 2002, takes place over two days.  Part one was on the Saturday and part two on the Sunday.  Each part was twenty five minutes long.  The race was won by Jeremy McWilliams on a 1952 Norton Manx and, like Martin Brundle in the TT Club race, McWilliams talent and determination were apparent from the side of the track.

Other entrants included Troy Corser on a 1937 BMW R5 SS, Keith Amor on a 1954 BSA Gold Star, Wayne Gardner on a 1953 Norton Manx and Cameron Donald on a 1953 Norton Manx.

In the paddock and on the track the bikes sound like nothing else.  They are louder than almost all of the cars - a raw, brutal sound that reverberates through your body.  Nortons and Triumphs dominate but elsewhere other makes - such as Harley Davidsons, BSAs, Indians, Royal Enfields can be seen.