Lotus took two more wins courtesy of Jim Clark. Since the launch of the Goodwood Revival in 1998, though, the Glover Trophy has been a race focused solely on the event’s final years in period, when it catered for cars with the 1.5-litre engines that raced in the World Championship from 1961 until 1965. The rules changed for 1966 so that engines with a capacity twice the size, at 3-litres, could be used. The small-capacity 1.5-litre engines were engineering jewels, achieving their power through revving freely and their performance by being as light as possible, with a 450kg minimum.
Their cigar-tube shape was as clean as can be and the pick of the cars from that period, from BRM, Lotus, Cooper, Ferrari, Lola and Brabham will all be represented, along with the delight of a cluster of the less successful cars of the period adding variety in the form of offerings from Derrington-Francis, LDS and Scirocco.