The traditional opening meeting of the International season will take place as usual on April 3rd at Goodwood with the 100-mile Formula 1 International Trophy as the main event. The British works teams, with the exception of Cooper (who are sending Jack Brabham to Pau to feel out the Ferrari and Porsche opposition), will all be represented, with Brooks and Graham Hill for B.R.M., Ireland for Team Lotus, Cliff Allison and Henry Taylor in the U.D.T. Lotuses, Roy Salvadori and John Surtees in Yeoman Credit Coopers, Keith Greene in his new Gilby F.1, and Stirling Moss in a Rob Walker car, either Cooper or Lotus. In the 50-mile Lavant Cup race for Inter-Continental cars Lance Reventlow has sent a 3-litre front-engined car for Chuck Daigh, who will be opposed by Moss in a Cooper or the new Walker Special, two 2½-litre B.R.M.s for Brooks and Hill, Salvadori and Surtees in Yeoman Credit Coopers and Bruce McLaren in Tommy Atkins’ Cooper.
In other races spectators will see the first race appearances of the new E-type Jaguar and the Zagato-bodied Aston Martin DB4GT.