Woodham Mortimer

1981 Rover SD1 Patrick Motorsport


  • Year: 1981
  • Price: SOLD


Following a successful defence of the British Saloon Car Championship in 1979 by Richard Longman, Patrick Motorsport decided to move up into the largest capacity class where outright wins could be achieved. The Rover SD1 was chosen and throughout 1980 a single car, prepared by ex-saloon racer Martin Thomas of SRG Competitions, Biggleswade, was run for the late Brian Muir.

In 1981 SRG Competitions with continuing sponsorship from Patrick Motors ran two Patrick Motorsport Rovers driven by Brian Muir and Rex Greenslade. In 1982 only one car was run, driven during the year by Brian Muir and ex-Formula 2 ace Rad Dougall. Although competitive with the works Rovers and Ford Capris the team gained no outright victories. Patrick Motorsport pulled out of racing at the end of the year.

An extra 3rd car – this car – was built for Patrick Motors in 1981 by SRG as a show car, however it did compete in round 11 of the 1981 British Saloon Car Championship.  In 1982 the car raced at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Donington and more recently, in the last four years the Rover has achieved great success at the Goodwood Member's Meeting. 

The car has received a Total Woodham Mortimer restoration to current FIA Group 1 specification. 

Please contact us for more details. SOLD 


Period Race History

1982 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship

20th March, Silverstone, International Trophy

Driver: Rad Dougall, Car No. 5, Position: 4th Place

18th July, Brands Hatch, Grand Prix Support Race

Driver: Brian Muir, Car No. 6, Position: 5th Place

15th August, Donington, International Trophy

Driver: Brian Muir, Car No. 6, Position: DNF

12th September, Silverstone, Canon RAC Tourist Trophy

Driver: Brian Muir & Win Percy. Car No. 5, Position: DNF


Modern Race History


29th- 30th March, Goodwood, 72nd Members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)

Drivers: Chris Ward & Andrew Smith. Car No. 23, Positions: 1st Place (Race 1), 1st Place (Race 2)


21st - 22nd March, Goodwood, 73rd Members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)

Drivers: Chris Ward & Chris Harris. Car No. 6, Positions:

DNF (Race 1), Fastest Lap of the Race, 2nd Place (Race 2)

2nd – 4th October, Paul Ricard, Dix Mille Tours Du Castellet

Drivers: John Young & Steve Soper. Car No. 56, Positions: 14th Place


19th-20th March, Goodwood, 74th Members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)

Drivers: Chris Ward & Gordon Shedden, Position: 2nd Place


18th-19th March, Goodwood, 75th members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)

Drivers: Chris Ward & Gordon Shedden, Positions: 1st Place Race 1, 1st Place Sprint Race