76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

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Ronnie Hoare Trophy

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Paul Hocking retired his Abarth-Simca 2000GT.

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Vincent Gaye looked set for second – or perhaps ever the win – in the Ferrari 275 GTB/C before a benign spin dropped him to third.

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James Cottingham took a dominant win, pedalling Phil Hylander’s Porsche 904 Carrera GTS with typical enthusiasm right from the start of practice on Saturday.

Gerry Marshall Trophy

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Turbocharged Volvo 242 cocks a wheel out of the chicane during practice on Saturday.

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Ford Capri III 3.0S of prolific Goodwood racers Ludovic Lindsay and Jochen Mass.

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David Clark batters the kerbs into submission in his monstrous Chevrolet Camaro – the very car which occupied pole position for the 1981 Spa 24 Hours.

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Patrick Blakeney-Edwards’ Capri during practice.

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The winning Ford Escort RS2000 of Kerry Michael and Mark Blundell – last year’s pole sitters vanquished the big V8s during Saturday evening’s freezing temperatures.

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Datapost Ford Fiesta is a modern build incorporating engine work by current Ford tuning maestros, Mountune.

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Ric Wood and Nic Minassian couldn’t resist a dab of oppo out of the chicane.

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Contemporary Ford GT ace Andy Priaulx tightens the belts ahead of Saturday’s two-driver spectacular.

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Sterling final stint by the hard-charging Nick Padmore in the gloriously evocative UFO BMW 530.

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Jason Plato and Craig Davies were forced to retire the Ford Mustang Boss 302 just a couple of laps from the end.

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Awesome late-race dice between Andy Bruce’s Rover SD1 and Nick Swift’s audacious 1275GT Mini was settled in favour of V8 grunt.

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Former BTCC rivals Patrick Watts and Anthony Reid joined forces in the #7 Capri.

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Ric Wood looked a solid shout for the win in race two but didn’t quite have the legs on Pantelis Christoforou.

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Patrick Blakeney-Edwards acted as the perfect cork in the bottle.

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Graham Scarborough’s efforts were in vain when his Capri was disqualified after the race.

Hawthorn Trophy

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Frighteningly spindly Pierce-MG of James Willis.

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After a successful debut at the VSCC Pomeroy Trophy last month, James Baxter enjoyed a second outing in the Riley ERA Maclure Special. Fuelling on the overrun to be reviewed.

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Steve Russell demonstrating 1950s suspension kinematics.

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Normal smooth progress from James Baxter, a former Revival pole sitter aboard ERA R4D.

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Evolution of the Maserati grand prix car: A6GCM and 250F.

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Eventual winner Tony Wood howls past the BRM Type 25 of Albert Streminski.

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Will Nuthall’s Turner-Lea Francis heads a frantic pack through Woodcote during practice.

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Steve Tillack treated fans to the dense V8 fanfare of his Lancia D50.

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Tony Wood navigated his way through the snow on Sunday to a commanding victory.

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Crispin Harris was the most spectacular driver of the race, with lurid slides through Woodcote on every lap.

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Tillack braved the elements in the D50 when several of his rivals scratched due to the inclement weather.

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Neither the safest, nor warmest, spot to park one’s derriere.

Derek Bell Cup

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Tecno of Peter Hamilton was 16th in qualifying but withdrew ahead of a snowy race.

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Little lock-up from Clas Muller’s Brabham BT28 into the chicane during practice.

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Thierry Gallo crunched his Tecno during practice but it was repaired overnight and the Frenchman finished second in trying conditions.

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Hugely evocative Lotus 59 of John Counsell was Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1969 British F3 mount.

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Ian Bankhurst faced down snowy conditions to finish  fourth.

Salvadori Cup

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A very sideways Jon Minshaw secured a hard-earned pole position as the snow fell heavily in practice.

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Gary Pearson being Gary Pearson in the long-nose Jaguar D-Type during practice.

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Max Werner achieved wheelspin halfway down the Lavant Straight as he wrestled with the obnoxiously raucous Hagemann-Sutton.

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Meanwhile, Marino Franchitti was all delicate, soft hands in Nick Mason’s Maserati T61.

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Paddins Dowling was similarly gentle with his Birdcage.

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David Coulthard was pushing hard enough to take an excursion into the Lavant gravel trap aboard the stately 300SL.

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Coulthard also attracted swarms of low-capacity ‘tiddlers’.

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Andrew Smith couldn’t quite match the pace of fellow Lister pilot Martin Stretton, nor the warring Lotus 15 twins, Bryant and Wills.

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Stretton at his expressive best.

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Coulthard carried the Gullwing to 9th – quite a result for a road-going sports car among the pukka sports racers.

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Unique Alton-Jaguar back on track after a prolonged absence – and now mercifully devoid of the flared arches it wore in VSCC events of yore.

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The snow had mostly melted from the roof of the Super Shell building – but not entirely.

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Roger Wills triumphed in fraternal Lotus scrap ahead of Oliver Bryant, who enjoyed a particularly impressive meeting.

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Werner also demonstrated wheelspin halfway along the pit straight.

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Standard Stretton chicane departure pose.

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Even the drivers adopted the appropriate headgear.

Caracciola Sportwagenrennen

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The kind of adversity Bugatti owners actually seem to prefer.

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Patrick Blakeney-Edwards heads for pole in Peter Neumark’s Alfa 8C Monza.

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Awesome variety of terrifyingly expensive pre-war sports cars in the snow.

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Marcus Black prepares for action in his Talbot-Lago T23.

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Delage faces down Talbot-Lago in French civil war.

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Alfa 8C Monza twins.

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Black and Werner enjoyed a terrific scrap; eventually settled in the favour of the Italian aristocrat.

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Another strong Goodwood for Werner in the 8C Monza to earn a podium for third.

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Vincent Tourneur – Delahaye 135S.

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Duncan Pittaway’s Bugatti Type 35 shed its bonnet but that appeared to be no deterrent as he stormed to second.

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Thundering Mercedes-Benz 710 SSK entirely redolent of the race’s namesake, the incomparable Rudi Caracciola.

Moss Trophy

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Patrick Blakeney-Edwards throws a full armful of oppo at St Mary’s during a treacherous Moss Trophy practice session.

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Bizarre spectacle of snow on Trundle Hill; the Mount Fuji of West Sussex.

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British minnows tackle Italian grandee.

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Vincent Gaye in his Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C.

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Lukas Halusa – Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan.

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Snow had finally melted on the Super Shell building by the time the race kicked off.

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Jack Young and Oliver Bryant scrapped relentlessly over fifth place during the second half of the race.

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Anthony Reid anchored a strong fourth with Gaye in the SWB.

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Rob Huff was on effervescent form, hurling Richard Meins’ Jaguar E-Type to 2nd. His audacious overtake around the outside of Lukas Halusa into Woodcote was a weekend highlight.

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Oliver Bryant suffered battle scars; and was penalised accordingly.

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AC Ace of Holly Mason-Franchitti and Tony Wood.

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Puff of flame from the winning Jaguar E-Type of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen, six months on from the duo’s triumph in the Kinrara Trophy at the Revival.

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Emanuelle Pirro engaged in a furious battle for the lead during his stint but couldn’t quite find his way to the front.

Bolster Cup

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Longstone Tyres boss, Dougal Cawley, and his well-used GN-Ford, ‘Piglet’.

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Tim Llewellyn used 76MM as an excuse to wheel out his rumbling Bentley 3/8 Special after a lengthy hiatus – with no little success.

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Tom Walker had starred in a Goodwood video ahead of the event, where he  shared life with the Amilcar-Hispano Suiza, with its remarkable WW1-era aero engine.

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Matthias Sielecki’s big V12 Delage loomed like a giant among the spindly specials.

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Lewellyn leads the Walkers in qualifying, with a snowy Trundle Hill offering a unique backdrop.

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Ewan Cameron – Hale Morgan.

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Nick Powell – MG Austin LA Special.

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Mark Walker leads son Hughie into Lavant.

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Hughie Walker drifts exuberently into Lavant in the Frazer Nash Martyr Special.

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Tim Harrison won the exposure award in Duncan Pittaway’s unfeasibly basic Hornet Racing Special.

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Hughie Walker chases Richard Scaldwell’s magnificent GN-Jap V8.

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Duncan Pittaway used Curtiss aero power to end up fifth.

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More skidding from young Walker.

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Tom Walker, Tony Lees, Justin Maeers, Patrick Blakeney-Edwards and Duncan Pittaway enjoyed playful pugilism among the snow-topped banks. Tim Llewellyn already out of sight in the lead.

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Steering leverage is everything in a Morgan.

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Scaldwell in that special GN, with its wonderful exposed pushrods and rockers out in the breeze.

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Once he hit the front, the might of Llewellyn’s Bentley was too much for the opposition. Their only hope was that the minor smokescreen it was delivering might finally worsen to the point of expiration.

Gurney Cup

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GT40s prepare to face down a cold, damp track. And each other.

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Stuart Hall was on particularly fine form, fishtailing Roald Goethe’s ex-Rob Walker GT40 virtually the entire length of the pit straight.

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Andrew Smith thundered to pole against Group 4 and Group 7 rivals.

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John Bladon – McLaren M1A.

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I understand this is chassis P1004, recently restored to 1965 specification after it was brought out of retirement and upgraded with new bodywork in 1968 for the Spa 1000kms.

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Armin Zumtobel brought one of two Porsche 906s into the fray. A Goodwood first, I believe.

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David Hart controlled proceedings from the front.

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Andrew Smith lifts a wheel through Fordwater on his way to second.

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Hart was untouchable and led every lap in his recently-purchased GT40.

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Frank Trouillard also brought flat-six noise to Goodwood.

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Oliver Bryant continued his strong weekend with second on the grid with the Salvadori Cooper-Maserati but retired shortly into the race.

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One of the weekend’s highlights was the appearance of Hans Schewe’s svelte Porsche 910.

Sears Trophy

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‘Shy bairns get nowt’. No quarter given.

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Andrew Jordan skidded his way to victory but there was zero margin for error with Andrew Wolfe, Mark Sumpter and Steve Soper all breathing down his neck. 1.2 seconds covered the top four at the end – all of them in Lotus Cortinas.

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Richard Dorlin explores the grass in the vain hope that it might provide more grip than the frozen macadam.

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Henry Mann in the unfeasibly stylish Alan Mann Lotus Cortina.

F5000 Demonstration

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The F5000 monsters took to the track as Arctic conditions rolled across Goodwood.

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Frank Lyons – McRae GM1.

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Steve Farthing was flying in his Lola T332, huge chunks faster than any of the other runners.

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The ever-enthusiastic Stephen Hepworth was unfazed by the blizzard, blessed with both four-wheel drive and with being from Yorkshire.

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Ben Mitchell sadly shunted Mark Dwyer’s Lola T400 in an innocent low-speed spin, causing significant damage.

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Alex Summers – Lola T140/7.

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Scott O’Donnell brought the Begg FM5 over from New Zealand and was pushing hard enough in the snow to loop harmlessly at the chicane.

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Judith Lyons – Gurney Eagle FA74.

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Matthew Wurr – McLaren M10B, chassis 400-06.

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Simon Taylor – Chevron B28.

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Scott O’Donnell – Begg FM5.

Group Five Demonstration

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Kevin Cooper – BMW 320.

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Hyundai WRC test driver Kevin Abbring was the stand-out from the Group 5 demos, with enormous commitment. His approach was trumpetted half a mile ahead of his arrival, courtesy of outrageously strident induction noise from the M12 naturally-aspirated motor. Dabs of corrective lock over the crest at Madgwick demonstrated his effort.

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Ric Wood – Zakspeed Capri evocation.

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Fine miscellany demonstrates a small cross-section of the machinery on-track.

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One of a multitude of Porsche 935s.

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The pack awaits the flag, with snow still thick on Trundle Hill in the distance.

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K-G Almström – BMW 320.

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Jan Bot was putting in seriously quick, but undramatic laps, in the BMW-March M1.

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Lancia, Porsche and Ferrari at rest.

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Kremer 935 K3 business end. Huge power and questionable weight distribution guaranteed.

Sundries

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Members’ Market offered undercover dining among other frozen souls.

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House captain Nic Minassian chats to fans around one of the many fire pits on the site.

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