Goodwood 74th Members Meeting: Picture and video highlights
Published: 22nd March 2016
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Ford GT40 (Amy Shore)
BMW 5-Series touring car (Marcus Dodridge)
Porsche 917 demonstration (Drew Gibson)
A racing start (Drew Gibson)
Ford Capri in the pits (Adam Beresford)
Super Touring Cars (Adam Beresford)
Peugeot 406 Super Touring Car (Adam Beresford)
For 2016, the Goodwood Members Meeting offered the chance to see some of the best historic racing around. Here are some of the best moments from the event
Since the March Goodwood Members Meeting was brought back in 2014, after a short but memorable original run from 1949-1966, the event has built up a significant fan base. Although still hosted for members of the GRRC to race at the legendary circuit, tickets have been opened up to the public in limited numbers. While there's no substitute for actually seeing, hearing and smelling the high-octane racing action for real, it is also streamed live on Youtube.
This year was as exciting as ever, with some fantastic demonstration runs and top-notch racing. Because the Members Meeting is not subject to the same age restrictions as the ever-popular Goodwood Revival, it does open up the racing to include more modern and increasingly popular machinery from the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Here are some of the best moments:
Gerry Marshall Trophy
It’s fair to say that this wonderful touring car race is one of the biggest draws to this event. Up front the Rover SD1 of Gordon Shedden and Chris Ward was fighting hard, but it was the muscular Chevrolet Camaro of Grahame and Oliver Bryant that finally took the chequered flag. The grid is made up of some brilliant touring cars from the late ‘70s and 1980s, with the likes of Alfa GTVs and BMW 525i saloons going head-to-head.
Lotus Cortina battle in the Whitmore Cup
The Lotus Cortina v Alfa Romeo GTA battles of the Whitmore Cup are legendary, and the racing this year was as thrilling as ever. The big battle of the day was between motoring journalist Richard Meaden and Steve Soper for first place, although Meaden finally took the win due to Soper’s mechanical failure late in the race.
1905 Darracq stretches its legs
You don’t often see something that’s more than a century old hammering the circuit at Goodwood, but this 1905 Darracq is not your average Veteran car. In 1905, this French Darracq set a world speed record, hitting a top speed 109.65mph. It certainly looks like a handful!
Formula Two racers in the Parnell Cup
These Formula Two racers are a staple part of the proceedings at any Goodwood MM, and they are an absolute pleasure to watch. This one requires a good amount of volume to appreciate those fantastic sounding ERA and Maserati engines!
Watch the repeat stream here
If you’re not satisfied with these highlight reels, then watch the repeat stream in full via Youtube: