With a backdrop of glorious Portuguese sunshine, the Autodromo do Algarve was the setting for the Algarve Classic Festival 2014 this weekend. The fifth and final leg of the Stirling Moss Trophy was on the itinerary, which is also a contributing race to the inaugural Brian Lister Cup, a competition set up to add extra spice and incentive to all Lister models competing in the Trophy this year.
The Motor Racing Legends 50's Sports Cars race was the one we here at Lister all had our eye on, which took place on the Saturday evening. Qualification had taken place the night before, with the Lister Knobblies participating making up 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th on the race starting grid. The Lotus of Walker & Griffiths sat in pole. We were quietly confident
By the time the early evening Algarve sun had begun to flirt with the horizon, we were treated to a result we could have only dreamed of, as not only did Jon Minshaw & Robert Hall storm to victory, they were followed in 2nd, 3rd and 4th by all the remaing Knobblies. A Lister Top 4! William Nuthall and Tony Wood finished second, Carlos Monteverde and Gary Pearson 3rd, with Mark Lewis and Ewan McLntyre completing the sweep.
A big congratulations from all at the Lister Motor Company, you boys have done us proud.