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Daily Archives: March 17th, 2018

Formula 5000 single-seaters thundered around the Goodwood Motor Circuit this morning as the 76th Members’ Meeting honoured these charismatic racers. This category was hugely popular in Europe, the USA and Australia during the late 1960s and much of the ’70s, and 30 of these small-block V8-engined monsters ventured trackside, ranging from such well-known marques as Lola, Chevron and McLaren to the one-off Hepworth-Ferguson four-wheel drive machine and a brace of ultra-rare Begg-Chevrolets. Several period drivers have also been reunited with their former mounts this weekend including British ace, Tony Trimmer. Read More »

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The first rallycross event at Silverstone saw three World RX drivers come and sample the track ahead of the May World RX meeting. Come the final and it was no surprise they filled the podium places but it was how commanding Sébastien Loeb’s victory was. Andreas Bakkerud (S1 WRX) looked unstoppable in qualifying but come the semi’s and then the final he came unstuck against the Peugeot 208 WRX drivers as behind the leader Loeb Timmy Hansen played the joker lap strategy perfectly to take 2nd place. Behind these Julian Godfrey (Mirage RX) was the top British championship crew. Read More »

Former Formula One star David Coulthard impressed during qualifying for the Salvadori Cup race. The Scot steered the IWC Schaffhausen historic Racing Team Mercedes-Benz 300SL with gusto against an army of sports-racers ahead of tomorrow’s race. IWC is in its fourth year as Official Timing Partner of the Goodwood Members’ Meetings, having previously created such memorable moments as Mika Häkkinen and Jochen Mass driving the fabulous W196 ‘Silver Arrows’ in 2016. IWC CEO, Christoph Grainger-Herr, was on hand on Saturday morning to unveil the 300SL ‘Gullwing’ before brand ambassador Coulthard ventured trackside in anger. Read More »

The Goodwood Motor Circuit shook to the sound of race engines being revved to valve bounce in honour of the late Henry Hope-Frost. The hugely-popular commentator and journalist died in a road accident last week, and the loss of ‘Fever’ is a palpable one within the motor sport community. A minute’s noise was a fitting tribute to a man whose love of racing cars and the people who guided them was infectious. RIP Henry – you will be missed. Read More »

The early murk has cleared over the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and a mouthwatering array of historic racing cars are currently storming the track in what promises to be a thrilling Members’ Meeting. It may be chilly, but it isn’t snowing! In addition to a packed race programme, there will be high-speed demonstrations of V8-engined Formula 5000 single-seaters and flame-spitting Group 5 sports and saloon cars. There will also be a minute’s noise for the much-missed ‘Fevermeister’, Henry Hope-Frost, who was the voice of Goodwood for so many years. Read More »