September 2013 News

Goodwood Revival Meeting

Once again, C&G were proud to supply engines, gearboxes, wheels and parts to cars in most of the races held over the Goodwood Revival weekend.  The highlight of the event is always the one hour RAC TT Celebration race with the finest cars and drivers from around the world competing together.  The unique Lister Coupe was out in force with a brand new fuel injected C&G engine and it performed rather well!

Lister Coupe Goodwood

 

The Lister Coupe runs a unique specification engine which is part D-Type and part LWE and C&G supplied a brand new engine to the owner ready for Le Mans earlier in the year and following some further development testing on the car, it was stronger than ever coming in to the Goodwood Revival.  The car was being driven by professional Touring Car ace Anthony Reid and Pistonheads journalist Chris Harris - a very handy pair of drivers to have in the team.

During first qualifying on Friday the car performed well and was right on the pace.  Whilst warming the engine up for second qualifying on Saturday, a problem was discovered where the engine had injested something which seized the oil pumps.  A 13 hour stint on Saturday saw C&G and the team repair the oil pumps and the bottom end of the engine ready for the race.

Starting from fourth on the grid, Harris held position for the first few laps until a Safety Car period.  As the flag dropped for the re-start, he timed his run to perfection and jumped to second, only to then take the lead on the next lap.  After pulling out a good distance on the pack, Harris pitted for the driver change and Reid headed off again in the lead.  The rain began to fall, and Reid was holding a solid 10 second gap over the second place Cobra of the Bryant's, but sadly what nobody had noticed was the pace of the Project 212 Aston Martin which was incredible in the wet conditions.  After the Aston caught the Lister unawares, the Lister could not match the wet weather grip of the Aston but still came home a very fine second place.