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

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.