I’m in with the In-Crowd
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is one of the jewels in the crown of historic motorsport, featuring an amazing diversity of racing cars in action. So feast your eyes on the imagery of Simon Hildrew who has really captured the spirit of the event, you can almost smell the Castrol….
The late Autumn sunshine is a contrast to the customary Spring light, a change of seasons forced upon Goodwood by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impressive grid contesting the Gerry Marshall Trophy blasts away on the opening lap.
The previous generation of Touring Cars was also well represented in the Pierpoint Cup.
A V12 chorus stirs the enthusiastic crowd with the launch of no fewer than 14 Jaguar XJR-15s. This was a celebration of the car’s 30th birthday, also recalling the one-make series that culminated in the Million Dollar race at Spa, supporting the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.
Dario Franchitti, a three-time Indy 500 winner, was entrusted to give the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 its debut on the move, more V12 goodness on display.
Memories were stirred by Bruno Senna in Uncle Ayrton’s McLaren MP4/6, another V12 siren song, this time from Honda.
Saturday’s practice sessions were a little moist, not that it dampened the spirits of this Ford Falcon Sprint.
As ever the paddock was crammed with treasure, a brace of Lotii, part of a tribute to Ayrton Senna.
Despite the challenges faced by His Grace and his team, the 78th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood was a cracking event, a fine way to close a difficult season.
Enjoy Simon’s fine work, yes we are back.
John Brooks, February 2022