ECURIE ECOSSE TO GRACE GOODWOOD REVIVAL
West Sussex, England — As the Goodwood Revival gets underway today (Sept. 8), the event will include daily on-track tributes to the legendary Scottish race team Ecurie Ecosse to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the team’s 1st- and 2nd-place finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1957. Get the full entry list and watch the Goodwood live stream.
David Murray founded the team, famous for its distinctive Flag-Blue metallic paint, at the end of 1951 and ran Cooper and Connaught machinery in three British Grands Prix at Silverstone for himself, Ian Stewart, Jimmy Stewart (brother of three-time World Champion Jackie) and Leslie Thorne.
Later, Ecurie Ecosse made international headlines when its Jaguar D-Types took back-to-back Le Mans 24 Hour victories. At this weekend’s event, three of the 11 original long-nose D-Types that ran at Le Mans will lap Goodwood again, harking back to the 1956-’57 races when Ron Flockhart, Ivor Bueb and Ninian Sanderson trumped rivals.
The Lea Francis-engined Connaught A-type F1 car, the Jaguar-engined Tojeiro that raced at Le Mans in 1959, a Cooper-Monaco entered for the French enduro in the early 1960s, the little Austin-Healey Sprite and a rare Tojeiro EE-Buick will be among the other significant Ecurie Ecosse cars on track for high-speed runs tomorrow and Sunday.
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