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74th Goodwood Members meeting

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

The weekend’s racing was full of excitement, dramas, and loads of fun along with cars, cars and more cars. Despite the chill in the spring air this year’s meeting was as always a good opportunity to catch some great live racing, see friends and generally just have a good time.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

A collection of Edwardian cars competing for the ‘S F Edge Trophy’ at Madgwick corner

 

The Members’ Meeting was created by Goodwood owner Lord March to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings, which were held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit from 1949-66.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

Single seaters racing in the ‘Derek Bell Cup’

 

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

Porsche 917 K

 

Saturday sees practice and qualifying races with the final races on Sunday. Thrills and sadly a couple of spills bringing home how racing although exciting is a dangerous sport.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

Jaguar E Type, AC Cobra & Shelby Daytonas on the grid at the start of the ‘Graham Hill Trophy’

 

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

David Piper’s 1969 Porsche 917 K in the pits

 

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

1953 Jaguar C type chilling in the paddocks

 

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

1914 Sunbeam TT engine

 

Off the track members and their guests can mingle with the cars in the paddocks and admire the hours of work that go into maintaining these beauties.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

Along with a huge range of attractions to keep everyone entertained. a series of games in which visitors can score additional points for their chosen “house”. The younger drivers competed against the older generation in a tug of war under the direction of our house captain with a little help from Dario Franchitti.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

‘Masters of information’

 

Dining in the ‘Great Hall’ is just like being back at school, wooden panelled walls and refectory tables seated under gleaming banners of the four houses and traditional school style meals with staff dressed as Masters all resembled a Harry Potter film set. Another popular area is the ‘Members Market’ with different street foods stalls on offer and buskers playing throughout the day. With 40,000 light bulbs hanging from the ceiling it looked stunning in the evening. As the races finished on Saturday the partying began. Featuring street theatre acts, a steam fair, music, live bands and culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.

 

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

‘Aubigny’ our house crest on a 1950 H W Alta Jaguar

 

Racing drivers are by nature competitive people and you cannot fail to enter into the spirit of the ‘House system’. All guests attending the Members’ Meetings are assigned to one of four Goodwood Houses, and they, the drivers and guests score points over the weekend for their House. Methuen scored a hat trick by winning for the third time in a row. Our house Aubigny, this year captained by Andrew Jordan, 2013 BTCC Champion, came third.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

1965 Ford GT 40 Winner of the ‘Alan Mann trophy’

 

Goodwood is very near to Chichester so in a convenient location from either Southampton or Gatwick, so making it a great weekend break from Jersey. Next up is the Festival of Speed 23 – 26 June 2016 followed by The Goodwood Revival 9 – 11 September 2016.

74th Goodwood Members Meeting

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Nick Hayman
    March 21, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    What an amazing weekend! Sounds and smells of historic motor racing. Fantastic!

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    Adria
    March 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Wow!! It looks so much fun!
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