Ivor Goodwin in a John Godfrey Sunbeam Imp Sport, 1972
  

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Ivor Goodwin

 


Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain
19 March 1972
Bill McGovern in the 1-litre Bevan Imp dominated the smallest class (Group A)

Touring Cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality cc Distance,
time
7 1 1 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 19
11 2 80  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 18
15 4 79  
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 18
DNF   78 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998  
DNS      
Hillman Imp
Trevor Willcocks, GB
998  

GKN Transmissions Trophy, Class: Group A
Silverstone, Great-Britain
23 April 1972

Touring Cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality cc Distance,
time
16 1 71? George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 18 laps, 34.34,0
19 2 78 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998 17
20 3 80  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 17
21 4 79  
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 17
24 5 81  
Hillman Imp
Trevor Willcocks, GB
998 17

Class: Group B, against Mini Cooper S (1293cc) or Ford Escort 1300 GT (1298cc)

Touring Cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Distance,
time
Fastest lap Reason out
1161 Richard Longman & Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
1293 25 laps, 25.53,21.01,4 
511George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 24 laps, 26.05,01.03,6 
 2 Newcastle Contractors Plant Ltd
Sunbeam Imp
Terry Watts, GB
998 24  
 3 79  
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 24    
DNF 80 
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 1 Accident
DNF 78Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998   Fan belt

Oulton Park Gold Cup
Oulton Park, Cheshire, Great-Britain
16 Sept. 1972

Round 7 of the ten-race Wiggins Teape Paperchase. It was a race of attrition and there were only 15 finishers.
Class: Group A

Touring Cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol.
(cc)
Distance,
time
Fastest
lap
Reason
out
8 1 1 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 18 laps
35.27,2
1.55,2 
11 279  
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 18    
13 480 
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 17    
DNF  Newcastle Contractors Plant Ltd
Hillman Imp
Terry Watts, GB
998    Engine
DNF   78 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998     Fan belt

SKF Trophy for Group 2 cars
Mallory Park, Leicester, Great-Britain
1 October 1972

In the smallest class (Group B), Ivor Greenwood [sic] (Imp Sport) was the closest to McGovern but by the finish he had been lapped by the leaders.

Touring Cars class A-B
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol.
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Fastest lap
1 1 61 Richard Longman & Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
1293 L4 B 20 laps
18.18,2
0.54,0
6 1 1 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 B 20 laps
19.01,4
0.55,0
8 2 79 
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 L4 B 19  
10 3 80  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 L4 B 19  

John Player Victory Meeting
Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain
22 October 1972
Class: Group A

Touring Cars class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality cc Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
13 1 1 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 19 laps, 35.31,0 24 1.49,8 1.50,4  
17 2 78 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998 18 37 1.59,0    
18 3 79  
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 18 34 1.54,6    
23 5   Newcastle Contractors Plant Ltd
Hillman Imp
Terry Watts, GB
998 17 40 2.02,4    
DNF   80  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998   33 1.54,4    
DNS     George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998   31 1.54,0   Reserve

    Ivor Goodwin and Melvyn Adams, 1972
Melvyn Adams chasing Ivor Goodwin. 1972, maybe September, Oulton Park

1973

In the British Saloon Car Championship, Mr. Goodwin finished 8 (34 points). McGovern 7th (36 points), Nash 6th (39 points)

GKN Transmissions Trophy - Silverstone International Trophy
Silverstone, 8 April 1973
Weather: Snow after 2nd lap
Rules: Group 2 of 1970
Class: Group A

Touring Cars class A
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
CL171George Bevan
Sunbeam Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
99818 laps, 35.02,2151.51,5  
CL2 Commercial Credit
Sunbeam Imp
Les Nash, GB
998 161.52,51.49,6 
CL3 John Godfrey
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998     
CL4 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Sunbeam Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998     
CL5  
Sunbeam Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998     

Esso Uniflo Trophy
Thruxton, 23 April 1973
Rules: Group 2 of 1970
Class: Group A

Touring Cars class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
7 1    
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 23 laps, 37.50,2 16 1.38,4    
8 2   John Godfrey
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 23        
CL 4   Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998          
       
Sunbeam Imp
Andy Holloway, GB
998          
DNF     George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Les Nash, GB
998 22 15 1.37,2 1.35,4 Engine
DNF   71 George Bevan
Sunbeam Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998   13 1.36,2   Accident

The Imp features in the Frank Gardner/ Camaro video, in a race at Thruxton. Maybe this one.

 

Goodwin sold the Imp to Chrysler Sweden. Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (Sweden) drove it on behalf of the Chrysler importers. Borgudd competed in saloon cars for 4 years, from 1972 to 1975. The first saloon being Goodwin's Sunbeam Imp [source]. This Imp was purchased by 'doc knutsen' ca. 1978 from Mats Warg of Falun [source]. Doc re-built it into a Ray Payne/Hartwell lookalike (2005).

1974

Mr. Goodwin changed to the Formula 3 champioship, both Britain Lombard North Central as well as Britain BARC Forward Trust. Not in a Vixen, but in a Modus M1 (Ford TC).


Present day

Ivor Goodwin, President/CEO of Motorsport Executive (global motorsport executive search consultancy)

An experienced businessman of more than 30 years standing, Ivor Goodwin has been involved in the motorsports industry in a number of significant roles ­ driver, team owner and manufacturer, all based in part on his training as an automotive engineer.
Today, his enthusiasm for motorsports remains as great as ever, and he has developed a tremendous empathy with those involved at all levels. He holds several directorships and is a former branch Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the United Kingdom.

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