Goodwood gearing up to roll back the years at 77th Members Meeting

Goodwood is set to take a spirited trip down memory lane this weekend (April 6/7) as it hosts the 77th Members Meeting, with a mouth-watering array of iconic machines primed to take centre stage.

In what is the opening weekend of the year of the West Sussex venue, Goodwood will aim to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Meetings that were held at the circuit through the late-1940s to mid-60s.

As is always the case when it comes to the Members Meeting, the modern era will become just a memory once you walk through the gates as those in attendance are transported back to yesteryear.

The 2019 edition of the Members Meeting once again boasts a diverse range of races, with the Gerry Marshall Trophy topping the bill. Run in memory of British saloon-car legend Gerry Marshall, the two-part race for Group 1 saloon cars between 1970 and 1982 will likely be a highlight of the weekend.

Paying homage to the cars that first raced at Goodwood Motor Circuit, a mixture of pre-war grand prix cars and the latest post war machinery will compete in the Parnell Cup. Elsewhere the Tony Gaze Trophy will feature a raft of stunning 1950s GT machines.

Fans of nostalgia single seater action will be well-catered for as one-litre Formula 3 cars that competed between 1964 and 1970 will duke it out for victory in the Derek Bell Cup.

The Members Meeting will also pay tribute to Canadian motorsport legend John Duff with jaw-dropping machinery from the late 1920s going wheel-to-wheel, whilst the Graham Hill Trophy will also be up for grabs for GT cars of a type that raced at Goodwood from 1960 to 1966.

The ultimate David-versus-Goliath battle will be found in the Gurney Trophy as Group 4 and Group 7 sports racing cars bid to steal the show.

Making a welcome return to the race programme is the Peter Collins Trophy, which features drum-braked sport scars from the 1950s such as Maserati and Jaguar as just some of the marques being represented.

Rounding out the enthralling Members Meeting weekend will be the Betty Richmond Trophy and the Sheene Trophy, showcasing the very best Mini saloons and iconic two-wheeled motorcycles.

This weekend’s action from Goodwood will be streamed live online via YouTube, whilst all other event information can be found here.