Goodwood serves up nostalgic entertainment at 77th Members Meeting

Goodwood basked in a fountain of nostalgia this past weekend (April 6/7) as the 77th Members Meeting provided all-out entertainment in front of a bumper trackside crowd.

Taking a spirited trip down memory lane, iconic cars, bikes and competitors took centre stage at the Sussex venue as the clock was wound back to a bygone era of edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills.

The Betty Richmond Trophy, which played homage to the Mini, enjoyed a stellar inaugural event as Nick Swift swept the opposition aside in the final. Following a pair of heat races, a 30-car Austin Mini Cooper S grid delivered a spellbinding finale, with Swift narrowly pipping Nicholas Padmore and Jonathan Lewis to the chequered flag to take the spoils.

Ben Richmond and Andrew Hibberd were the class of the field in the Derek Bell Trophy as the two duked it out for supremacy in their Brabham-Ford’s, Richmond getting the better of Hibberd as the flag fell by just a tenth of a second.

As it has done in years gone by, The Gerry Marshall Trophy proved to be a smash-hit with some of the top touring cars from yesteryear going wheel-to-wheel across two races. The pairing of Jani and Wood were the one’s to beat in race one as they steered their Rover 3500 to victory whilst Stig Blomquist then did the same in race two.

The jaw-dropping 1963 Jaguar E-Type was the car to beat in the Graham Hill Trophy as the pairing of Minshaw and Keen dominated proceedings, finishing more than 17 seconds ahead of their nearest challengers.

Former F1 race David Coulthard was amongst the silverware in the Tony Gaze Trophy whilst Julian  Majzub edged out Tony Lees in arguably the closest race of the weekend in the S.F. Edge Trophy – a mere 0.018 separating the pair as they crossed the line.

Victories for John Pearson, William Nuthall, Gregor Fisken and Cameron Jackson rounded out the list of four-wheeled winners, each scoring victory in the Peter Collins Trophy, Parnell Cup, John Duff Trophy and Gurney Cup respectively.

Fans of two-wheeled nostalgia were also well-catered for during the two days in the Sheene Trophy where Graham Higlett rode his 1972 Rob North Triumph T150 to the top step of the rostrum.

For the full classification of results from the weekend, click here.

Goodwood will now begin preparations for its next event of the year with the ultimate summer garden party, Festival of Speed, which takes place on