Goodwood roll back the years at memorable 76th Members Meeting

Goodwood wound back the clock this past weekend (March 17/18) to produce a mesmerising two days of historic racing at the 76th Members Meeting.

Bringing together some of the biggest names in motorsport and pairing them with a host of iconic machines, the Sussex venue battled the elements as a huge crowd flocked trackside.

One of the marque events of the weekend was the popular Gerry Marshall Trophy two-part race. Open to some of the most illustrious touring cars from yesteryear, the opening encounter saw the pairing of Kerry Michael and Mark Blundell take victory at the wheel of the mighty Ford Escort RS2000.

Pipping the Capri of Mike Whittaker and Mike Jordan by just over a second, the duo were perfection personified. The shorter 15-minute race, which took place on Sunday, was won by Pantelis Christoforou, also in a Ford Escort RS2000. Blasting from pole position, Christoforou was unchallenged as he battled a lengthy safety car period and then charge to the line.

Elsewhere, former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan piloted his Ford Lotus Cortina to a memorable victory in the Sears Trophy. Jordan led home fellow Cortina drivers Andrew Wolfe and Mark Sumpter to make it an all-Ford podium.

Martin Shetton was the winner of the Salvadori Cup in a Lister-Jaguar whilst Tim Llewellyn emerged as the victor in the Bolster Cup race.

The pairing of Minshaw and Keen proved too much for their rivals in the Moss Trophy as they stormed to top the rostrum in their Jaguar E-Type.

Tony Wood drove his Cooper-Bristol Mk1 to victory in the Hawthorn Trophy with the Derek Bell Cup going the way of John Milicevic.

Rounding out the List of race winners were Patrick Blakeney-Edwards, David Hart and James Cottingham who won the Caracciola Sportwagenrennen, Gurney Cup and Ronnie Hoare Trophy respectively.

In addition to the racing, a tribute was also paid to long-time Goodwood stalwart Henry Hope-Frost, who tragically passed away earlier this month.