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72nd Members Meeting at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit

 

on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March 2014

 

                                                 

This sale is due to an unforeseen date change in our racing calendar, This is a once in a lifetime opportunity

 

that we are offering on a first come first served basis due to a change of plans with our major sponsor

 

 

 

Entry badges for this meeting will not be available to the general public and are only available

 

So please do not hesitate  if you would like to attend The 72nd members meeting will be the

 

most exclusive and prestigious event  in the UK’s racing calendar bar non, and will be by far

 

better event than the  Goodwood Revival that has now become so oversold and overcrowded.

 

we are not making any money out of this and not even covering our purchase  costs

as you can see from the face value prices below

Weekend Entry Medals face value £120 each

 Sat Entry Medals face value £75 each

 Sat Roving Grandstand tickets face value £40 each

Sun Entry Medals face value £75 each

Sun Roving Grandstand tickets  face value £40 each

 
 

 

 

Just What is the 72nd Goodwood Members Meeting all about ?

That’s just one of the most frequently asked questions about

 

Goodwood’s newest event at the Motor Circuit on 29-30 March 2014.

Given that it’s 48 years since the last Members’ Meeting at Goodwood,

 

the question is understandable.

The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is a brand new style of motor racing event, based at the

 

historic Goodwood Motor Circuit, taking place on the 29-30 March 2014.

 

It is an invitation-only weekend available for GRRC Members and their guests.

 

A Weekend of racing action and entertainment, run exclusively for the members of the

 

Goodwood Road Racing Club and their guests.

 

As well as being a weekend of close-fought action on the track, the Members’ Meeting will

 

celebrate Britishness in Goodwood’s own, unique and inimitable style.

 

The event is a continuation of the 71 club meetings held at Goodwood during the 1950s and ’60s

 

for the members of the BARC. The 72nd Members’ Meeting will be unlike anything that’s gone before.

 

With the flair and innovation that typifies Goodwood Motorsport events, this will be a memorable

 

weekend of shared passions and enthusiasm, enjoyed by a group of like-minded friends without intrusion

 

 from the outside world. It will feel unlike any other event, with its own distinctive atmosphere.

 

The competition won’t just be on the track: every guest, including the drivers, will be allocated to a

 

House with an honorary House Captain, and House points scored in a variety of challenges over the weekend.

 

The spectacular entertainment on Saturday evening promises to become a prominent new fixture

 

 in the social calendar. Each year, the festivities will bring the whole GRRC together around the

 

March Equinox, marking the arrival of Spring and the start of the new racing season.

All Members, guests and drivers are welcome to join the party,

 

gathering around a huge bonfire on the Motor Circuit’s infield.

   

our email address is 

sshgroup@aol.com 

tel 07585953911 

 

 

 

 

 

please be quick because when they’re gone they’re gone !

The largest grid of Bugattis ever assembled will take centre stage at the 72nd Members’ Meeting at Goodwood on 29-30 March.

 

A total of 31 pre-World War Two vehicles will race for the Grover-Williams Trophy, named in honour of the British racer-turned allied spy, who famously won the French, Monaco and Belgian Grands Prix behind the wheel of Bugatti machinery, and which celebrates the 75th anniversary of one of the French manufacturer’s most famous cars, the T35.

 

The star attraction on this sensational grid is Walter Rothlauf’s ex-works T35C, which was taken to victory on the 1929 Targa Florio by inter-war racing hero Albert Divo.

 

His machine is just one of 12 of Ettore Bugatti’s models represented on the grid, which includes 15 T35s of varying specification, and documents a sustained run of success for the car in grand prix racing from 1925-1929.

 

Thomas Bscher, who won the 1995 BPR Global Endurance GT Championship with sports car hero John Nielsen has entered his T59 – one of five examples of the early-1930s machine that will take part in the race – while the oldest cars on show will be the 1911 T13s entered by Charles Knill-Jones and Alex Aimes.

 

The most modern machine on display will be Jurgen Ernst’s tank-bodied T57G, the same type of vehicle that was taken to victory at the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours by Jean-Pierre Wimille and Roger Benoist.

 

Will such a grid of exquisite Bugattis ever be assembled again?

 

 

 

Goodwood’s 72nd Members’ Meeting will see the post-restoration debut of Pat Doran’s famous Group B Ford RS200, not seen in public since 1992.

 

The spectacle of Group B rally cars being thrown around the Goodwood circuit in a flat-out demonstration run promises much. Examples of the Metro 6R4, Audi Quattro, Lancia Delta S4, and Peugeot 205 T16 are already confirmed for asphalt-creasing duty, but now we can add to that number the fearsome Ford RS200 ‘Evo2’ of Pat Doran.

 

The sudden cessation of Group B rallying after the 1986 season meant an uncertain period for the cars, but soon various uses were found for them: Some were adapted and used on the Dakar Rally, while others were highly-modified and ran at the Pikes Peak hillclimb – former Group B cars won both events. Most of the RS200s though were sold on to private hands and used in rallycross from ’87 until ’93 when once again the Group B cars were outlawed.

 

Pat – who’s owned his RS200 since 1990 – switched from a promising career as a rally driver to compete in rallycross, and in its famous Q8 livery his car went on to become one of the most celebrated and spectacular sights on both British and European circuits, winning regularly and entertaining crowds in splendid fashion. Depending on how far he winds up the boost at the Members’ Meeting, it could even produce more power than some of the turbo F1 cars.

 

The car is currently being fully rebuilt after a period of inactivity and to see it being wrestled around the circuit promises to be an incredible sight. In case you haven’t seen these rallycross cars in action before, take a look at this clip, which includes in-car footage of Mr Doran’s RS200. Goodwood circuit has never experienced anything like this before!    

 

 

 

Saturday 29 March 2014

 

07.30HRS:

 

Gates open – and there’s nothing like being one of the first through the gates. It’s a new event on the Goodwood calendar and there’s lots to see and do. Spring has definitely sprung if the number of daffodils is any guide!

 

08.00HRS:

 

Time for a quick wander around – and a visit to the must-see Chicane Paddock car park, quickly filling up with an incredible array of classics and supercars. Remember to come back later and vote for your favourite!

 

08.40HRS:

 

The scene is set for a truly Goodwood country weekend… as the sound of high-performance engines gives way to thundering of hooves with the Running of the Hounds alongside the track. Tally ho!

 

08.50HRS:

 

Time to grab a Goodwood Organics bacon roll and a thermos of coffee and head to the nearest grandstand seat – a £40 roving ticket allows access to all the grandstands around the circuit. Gentlemen, and lady, start your engines!

 

09.00HRS:

 

The first cars on the circuit? Group 1 racing saloons from the 1970s and ‘80s, all in period livery. It’s the start of official practice for Race 1, the Gerry Marshall Trophy – and the motor racing memories come flooding back.  Triumph Dolomite, Ford Capri, Chevrolet Camaro …what’s your favourite?

 

09.00-13.15HRS:

 

A morning of constant circuit action as the saloons are followed by a huge range of racing machinery competing in practice for Races 2-8 – from historic single-seaters to classic GT and sports racers. From Ferrari 250GTO to Lotus 24, Lightweight E-type to Maserati A6GCS, Aston Martin DB3S to Cooper T60, wow what a selection.

 

Bring on too, for the first time on the circuit, some of the fastest and most powerful and charismatic race cars ever made – long-tail Le Mans cars like the Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512M, followed by more demo runs by the awesome turbo F1 cars of the late 1970s and early to mid ‘80s.

 

But where to watch this memorable spectacle? Maybe the March Grandstand for the start, the Woodcote Grandstand to see them brake for the corner at the end of the Lavant Straight, or the Lavant Grandstand (via the handy free trailer ride) to see the cars explode out of the corner. Then again, maybe all of them!

 

And on the way, don‘t forget to call in at the Games Field for some sporting action of a different kind – and even try it yourself, but if that’s not your thing, stay and watch for a while and cheer on your fellow members as they try and earn points for your house!

 

13.15HRS:

 

Time for a quick thirst quencher and a game of darts in the Supershell Bar. Remember, a bullseye scores more points for your house. Don’t linger too long though because the campfires are blazing and the barbecue on the Richmond Lawn is ready for you…

 

13.45HRS:

 

The grid walk begins. It’s a great opportunity to get a driver’s-eye view of the historic setting, and a top photo opportunity to boot!

 

14.15-17.50HRS:

 

Official practice for Races 9-12 kicks off in style with a unique sight: a circuit full of nothing but pre-war Bugattis, including of course several Type 35 the likes of which won the French Grand Prix 90 years ago – and went on to win over a thousand more races.  

 

Other cars in action this afternoon include pre-1966 ‘big-banger’ sports racers like the Ford GT40, 2.5-litre grand prix cars – Maserati 250F vs Lotus 18! – and everyone’s favourite Le Mans sports racers from marques such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Ferrari.

 

It’s the first race of the weekend too (check programme for start time) as those ‘70s/’80s saloon cars line up on the grid for Part 1 of the Gerry Marshall Trophy. Bag a seat early for that one, and stay put as the wheel-to-wheel action continues with the Threlfall Cup (1958-‘62 Formula Junior) and the Moss Trophy (for closed-cockpit GTs of the same period).

 

And how about this for a Saturday circuit finale: Group B rally monsters against the clock in a series of high-speed trials. And don’t forget, at the Members’ Meeting it’s access all areas for everyone, so you have the freedom to watch the action from wherever you want, when you want including the pitlane roof and Richmond Lawn.

 

Anyone for cocktails and cucumber sandwiches in the Bill Wisdom Enclosure? The temptations on sale in Gasoline Alley (including classic cars for sale), the caravan towing autotest, or the tug-of-war, there’s just so much to do! Ah well, there’s always tomorrow…

 

18.30HRS:

 

Time for the festivities to begin, and everyone’s invited! Three hours of live bands, dancing, competitions, singalongs, circus acts, fun fair rides, entertainers  – even Musical Bingo accompanied by a live choir  the singing, dancing and everything else is completely optional of course. Plus plenty to eat and drink in the Great Hall where comfort food, simple luxuries and friendly camaraderie most definitely rule. Just one question: what will you do first?

 

21.30HRS (APPROX):

 

The skies above the airfield will be lit up by a spectacular fireworks display, marking the end of day one of the 72nd Members’ Meeting. It’s been quite a day.

 

22.00HRS:

 

Early to bed! It’s going to be an even bigger day tomorrow, with a packed timetable of races, more high-speed demonstration runs and all those fun things to do, see and indulge in that you didn’t quite get round to today…

 

NB. All times/events listed above are subject to confirmation and may change without prior notice.

 

 

 

But how exactly did a rare Sunbeam Harrington come to bear the famous moniker?

 

The North American Racing Team, better known as N.A.R.T, will be familiar to many fans of historic motor sport. It was created by Luigi Chinetti to help sell Ferrari road cars in North America by achieving success on-track. The plan worked, but among the many famous red Italian cars in the team was a little red British one…

 

Filipo Theodoli was a close friend of Chinetti’s, who enjoyed racing a Ferrari 250 GTO among other exotica, and when he clapped eyes on the Harrington, he was reportedly very taken by it. So much so that he bought one, shipped it Stateside, and inducted it into the N.A.R.T team where it rubbed shoulders with the racing Ferraris. It even bore the Ferrari-derived N.A.R.T badges on the front wings.

 

After only a few years of racing (in which time it ran in three consecutive 12-hour Sebring races) the car was returned to road spec’. For almost four decades it remained in the ownership of the man who bought it after its racing days were over, before it found its way back to Britain where it’s currently being prepared by CCK Historic Racing and Restoration.

 

CCK’s Daniel Lackey told us how it’s going. “We’ve had to restore the car completely – a full nut-and-bolt job” he explains. “We’ve built a new race motor from scratch too in order to preserve the original. Oh and of course we’re going to run it with the N.A.R.T emblems on the wings!”

 

The car will be competing in the two-driver Moss Trophy race with star ex-Formula 1 driver Rupert Keegan taking one of the stints. Although it will be up against Ferraris, Corvettes, and Aston Martins, the race will run over an hour so the little Sunbeam may have a faint chance.

 

Watching it rub shoulders once more after all these years will be a wonderful sight – just one of the many highlights in what promises to be another memorable Goodwood race meeting.

 

That’s just one of the most frequently asked questions about Goodwood’s new event at the Motor Circuit on 29-30 March 2014. Given that it’s 48 years since the last Members’ Meeting at Goodwood, the uncertainty is understandable.

 

Where to park, what to eat, what else is there to do and how to score points for your house are just some of the other posers being aimed at Goodwood’s crack team of event hosts.

 

We asked the Members’ Meeting team to tell us what the top frequently asked questions are – read on for the  answers to the FAQs, which we hope convey a little of the excitement we at Goodwood feel for this latest must-visit occasion on the motor sports calendar.

 

1. IS IT JUST LIKE REVIVAL? I HAVE MY REVIVAL TICKETS ALREADY

 

Well, there will be lots of incredible cars and plenty of thrilling motor racing, but Revival and the Members’ Meeting are quite distinct from each other, with completely different characters – the Members’ Meeting is not ruled by pre-1966 themes, and is for members only.

 

So expect an event with cars you have never before seen at the circuit – including a first-ever race at Goodwood for 1970s and 80s Group 1 saloons – it is also an event on a completely different scale from Revival: much more intimate with no crowding. It’s access all areas for everyone (obvious safety restrictions aside) and there will be opportunities to see the cars being worked on close up that don’t exist at Revival. There are no special VIP, drivers’ or sponsors’ areas. And there will be a huge range of fun activities for people of all ages, including the Saturday evening festivities which will simply be the biggest party ever held at the Motor Circuit – with everyone invited.

 

Another difference? Daffodils. You don’t get daffs at Revival…

 

2. JUST WHAT DOES ONE WEAR TO THE 72ND MEMBERS’ MEETING?

 

The Members’ Meeting is not about themed dressing up. It is about being stylish and relaxed. For gentlemen a jacket and tie/cravat, or polo neck jumper, with smart trousers (but not blue jeans) would be right; for ladies, smart countryside attire. Remember: it’s an open-air event in March so comfortable shoes and something warm and waterproof would not go amiss.

 

3. WHAT WILL THERE BE TO EAT AND DRINK?

 

A huge variety, in a range of mostly indoor venues all of which are open to everyone and which have fun and games on the menu as well as the quality food and drink you expect of Goodwood. From that toad-in-the-hole, and other great British comfort food offerings, in the Great Hall (mains about £12, puds a fiver, singalongs included) to a pint, a pork pie and a game of darts at the Supershell bar to a Champagne cocktail, cream tea and grand piano moment in the Bill Wisdom enclosure – what a choice, plus of course many of Goodwood’s favourite food concessions. Food and drink are the only things to pay for at the Members’ Meeting – unless you want to splash out on a classic car perhaps – a forecourt is among the few, hand-picked commercial outlets.

 

4. WHERE DO WE PARK?

 

Parking is free and available from 07.00hrs, half an hour before the gates to the circuit open. Parking is on grassland. If you have a special car that’s more than 30 years old, there is a brilliant opportunity to become part of the event by parking in the Chicane Paddock. Here, visitors to the Members’ Meeting will be able to view the cars and vote for their favourites. Parking here is also free but open only to 150 cars which will be selected by Goodwood. To enter your car, simply send your name, GRRC number and a photo attachment of your vehicle to grrc@goodwood.com The closing date for applications is 28 February. The owners of the selected vehicles will be notified shortly thereafter.

 

5. WHERE DO ALL THE EVENTS TAKE PLACE?

 

Take a look at our Event Explorer. All the action is within the Motor Circuit, with the track and paddock area the focus for the cars, the Sports Field the venue for games and the Great Hall (the Earls Court building) the social hub. Plenty more things to see, do, enjoy and indulge in will be spread around, all an easy walk away. All grandstand tickets are roving and cost £40 a day. There will be free tractor rides to other parts of the circuit. Come 18.30hrs on Saturday night the airside area in front of the hangars opens up for an evening of festivities culminating in a giant fireworks display (at about 21.30hrs, so not too late for the kids).

 

6. WHAT’S THE POINTS SYSTEM ALL ABOUT?

 

Just as drivers earn points for winning races, so all visitors to the 72nd Members’ Meeting can enter the spirit of competition and score points for their house – even if it is just in the egg and spoon race. Everyone at the meeting will be allocated a house – there are four, Aubigny, Darnley, Methuen and Torbolton, all named after Earl of March family titles and each captained by a famous racing driver. A giant scoreboard that shows the running points total will boost inter-house rivalry. Points-scoring activities range from musical bingo, air guitar and welly throwing to caravan reversing and blindfold driving. And yes there really is an egg and spoon race (and tug-o-war) among the silly things to do on the sports field. But only if you want to, of course…

 

7. DO I HAVE TO BUY A WEEKEND TICKET?

 

No, you can buy a ticket for just one day if you prefer, priced at £75 each. Don’t forget though that only Saturday or weekend tickets will allow you access to the festivities on Saturday night.

 

A WEEKEND YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

 

The Members’ Meeting will be a truly wonderful blend of old and new, celebrating the traditions of the past but presented in a modern, creative way.

 

CELEBRATING THE START OF THE NEW RACING SEASON

 

There’ll be deckchairs and daffodils, croquet and cakes, hampers and hunting hounds. The Great Hall will be a huge, meeting space where everyone will mingle together, including Members and their guests, the drivers, and Lord March and his family. 

 

The event will reignite the old Brooklands spirit of ‘The Right Crowd And No Crowding.’

 

STYLISH YET RELAXED

 

The spectacular entertainment on Saturday evening promises to become a prominent new fixture in the social calendar. Each year, the festivities will bring the whole GRRC together around the March Equinox, marking the arrival of Spring and the start of the new racing season. All members, guests and drivers are welcome to join the party, gathering around a huge bonfire on the Motor Circuit’s infield.

 

The exclusive Goodwood Road Racing Club very much reflects Goodwood itself in being both stylish yet relaxed.As with any exclusive club, the 72nd GRRC Members’ Meeting is intended to be an informal but smart event, with everyone expected to respect a dress code accordingly.  Gentlemen will be required to wear jackets and either a tie, cravat or polo-necked sweater at the event.  Ladies are also encouraged to wear smart clothing.  Blue jeans, ripped jeans and/or shorts are not permitted for either men or women, and bare chests and fancy dress are discouraged.

 

 

 

GOODWOOD’S BIGGEST EVER PARTY

 

Gentlemen, stop your engines…
 …and let the festivities begin! At 6.30pm on Saturday March 29, just after the flag drops on the last race of the day, the secret will be out at last. That’s when the airfield will open to welcome guests to the surprise bonus of the 72nd Members’ Meeting weekend – Goodwood’s biggest-ever party.                                                                                                            our entry medals are  being offered on a first come first served basis so either buy via ebay 

                                                                                                                                                    
 

 

please be quick because when they’re gone they’re gone !

 

                                                                                                            

 

The largest grid of Bugattis ever assembled will take centre stage at the 72nd Members’ Meeting at Goodwood on 29-30 March.

A total of 31 pre-World War Two vehicles will race for the Grover-Williams Trophy, named in honour of the British racer-turned allied spy, who famously won the French, Monaco and Belgian Grands Prix behind the wheel of Bugatti machinery, and which celebrates the 75th anniversary of one of the French manufacturer’s most famous cars, the T35.

The star attraction on this sensational grid is Walter Rothlauf’s ex-works T35C, which was taken to victory on the 1929 Targa Florio by inter-war racing hero Albert Divo.

His machine is just one of 12 of Ettore Bugatti’s models represented on the grid, which includes 15 T35s of varying specification, and documents a sustained run of success for the car in grand prix racing from 1925-1929.

Thomas Bscher, who won the 1995 BPR Global Endurance GT Championship with sports car hero John Nielsen has entered his T59 – one of five examples of the early-1930s machine that will take part in the race – while the oldest cars on show will be the 1911 T13s entered by Charles Knill-Jones and Alex Aimes.

The most modern machine on display will be Jurgen Ernst’s tank-bodied T57G, the same type of vehicle that was taken to victory at the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours by Jean-Pierre Wimille and Roger Benoist.

Will such a grid of exquisite Bugattis ever be assembled again?

 

Goodwood’s 72nd Members’ Meeting will see the post-restoration debut of Pat Doran’s famous Group B Ford RS200, not seen in public since 1992.

The spectacle of Group B rally cars being thrown around the Goodwood circuit in a flat-out demonstration run promises much. Examples of the Metro 6R4, Audi Quattro, Lancia Delta S4, and Peugeot 205 T16 are already confirmed for asphalt-creasing duty, but now we can add to that number the fearsome Ford RS200 ‘Evo2’ of Pat Doran.

The sudden cessation of Group B rallying after the 1986 season meant an uncertain period for the cars, but soon various uses were found for them: Some were adapted and used on the Dakar Rally, while others were highly-modified and ran at the Pikes Peak hillclimb – former Group B cars won both events. Most of the RS200s though were sold on to private hands and used in rallycross from ’87 until ’93 when once again the Group B cars were outlawed.

Pat – who’s owned his RS200 since 1990 – switched from a promising career as a rally driver to compete in rallycross, and in its famous Q8 livery his car went on to become one of the most celebrated and spectacular sights on both British and European circuits, winning regularly and entertaining crowds in splendid fashion. Depending on how far he winds up the boost at the Members’ Meeting, it could even produce more power than some of the turbo F1 cars.

The car is currently being fully rebuilt after a period of inactivity and to see it being wrestled around the circuit promises to be an incredible sight. In case you haven’t seen these rallycross cars in action before, take a look at this clip, which includes in-car footage of Mr Doran’s RS200. Goodwood circuit has never experienced anything like this before!    

 

Saturday 29 March 2014

07.30HRS:

Gates open – and there’s nothing like being one of the first through the gates. It’s a new event on the Goodwood calendar and there’s lots to see and do. Spring has definitely sprung if the number of daffodils is any guide!

08.00HRS:

Time for a quick wander around – and a visit to the must-see Chicane Paddock car park, quickly filling up with an incredible array of classics and supercars. Remember to come back later and vote for your favourite!

08.40HRS:

The scene is set for a truly Goodwood country weekend… as the sound of high-performance engines gives way to thundering of hooves with the Running of the Hounds alongside the track. Tally ho!

08.50HRS:

Time to grab a Goodwood Organics bacon roll and a thermos of coffee and head to the nearest grandstand seat – a £40 roving ticket allows access to all the grandstands around the circuit. Gentlemen, and lady, start your engines!

09.00HRS:

The first cars on the circuit? Group 1 racing saloons from the 1970s and ‘80s, all in period livery. It’s the start of official practice for Race 1, the Gerry Marshall Trophy – and the motor racing memories come flooding back.  Triumph Dolomite, Ford Capri, Chevrolet Camaro …what’s your favourite?

09.00-13.15HRS:

A morning of constant circuit action as the saloons are followed by a huge range of racing machinery competing in practice for Races 2-8 – from historic single-seaters to classic GT and sports racers. From Ferrari 250GTO to Lotus 24, Lightweight E-type to Maserati A6GCS, Aston Martin DB3S to Cooper T60, wow what a selection.

Bring on too, for the first time on the circuit, some of the fastest and most powerful and charismatic race cars ever made – long-tail Le Mans cars like the Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512M, followed by more demo runs by the awesome turbo F1 cars of the late 1970s and early to mid ‘80s.

But where to watch this memorable spectacle? Maybe the March Grandstand for the start, the Woodcote Grandstand to see them brake for the corner at the end of the Lavant Straight, or the Lavant Grandstand (via the handy free trailer ride) to see the cars explode out of the corner. Then again, maybe all of them!

And on the way, don‘t forget to call in at the Games Field for some sporting action of a different kind – and even try it yourself, but if that’s not your thing, stay and watch for a while and cheer on your fellow members as they try and earn points for your house!

13.15HRS:

Time for a quick thirst quencher and a game of darts in the Supershell Bar. Remember, a bullseye scores more points for your house. Don’t linger too long though because the campfires are blazing and the barbecue on the Richmond Lawn is ready for you…

13.45HRS:

The grid walk begins. It’s a great opportunity to get a driver’s-eye view of the historic setting, and a top photo opportunity to boot!

14.15-17.50HRS:

Official practice for Races 9-12 kicks off in style with a unique sight: a circuit full of nothing but pre-war Bugattis, including of course several Type 35 the likes of which won the French Grand Prix 90 years ago – and went on to win over a thousand more races.  

Other cars in action this afternoon include pre-1966 ‘big-banger’ sports racers like the Ford GT40, 2.5-litre grand prix cars – Maserati 250F vs Lotus 18! – and everyone’s favourite Le Mans sports racers from marques such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Ferrari.

It’s the first race of the weekend too (check programme for start time) as those ‘70s/’80s saloon cars line up on the grid for Part 1 of the Gerry Marshall Trophy. Bag a seat early for that one, and stay put as the wheel-to-wheel action continues with the Threlfall Cup (1958-‘62 Formula Junior) and the Moss Trophy (for closed-cockpit GTs of the same period).

And how about this for a Saturday circuit finale: Group B rally monsters against the clock in a series of high-speed trials. And don’t forget, at the Members’ Meeting it’s access all areas for everyone, so you have the freedom to watch the action from wherever you want, when you want including the pitlane roof and Richmond Lawn.

Anyone for cocktails and cucumber sandwiches in the Bill Wisdom Enclosure? The temptations on sale in Gasoline Alley (including classic cars for sale), the caravan towing autotest, or the tug-of-war, there’s just so much to do! Ah well, there’s always tomorrow…

18.30HRS:

Time for the festivities to begin, and everyone’s invited! Three hours of live bands, dancing, competitions, singalongs, circus acts, fun fair rides, entertainers  – even Musical Bingo accompanied by a live choir  the singing, dancing and everything else is completely optional of course. Plus plenty to eat and drink in the Great Hall where comfort food, simple luxuries and friendly camaraderie most definitely rule. Just one question: what will you do first?

21.30HRS (APPROX):

The skies above the airfield will be lit up by a spectacular fireworks display, marking the end of day one of the 72nd Members’ Meeting. It’s been quite a day.

22.00HRS:

Early to bed! It’s going to be an even bigger day tomorrow, with a packed timetable of races, more high-speed demonstration runs and all those fun things to do, see and indulge in that you didn’t quite get round to today…

NB. All times/events listed above are subject to confirmation and may change without prior notice.

 

But how exactly did a rare Sunbeam Harrington come to bear the famous moniker?

The North American Racing Team, better known as N.A.R.T, will be familiar to many fans of historic motor sport. It was created by Luigi Chinetti to help sell Ferrari road cars in North America by achieving success on-track. The plan worked, but among the many famous red Italian cars in the team was a little red British one…

Filipo Theodoli was a close friend of Chinetti’s, who enjoyed racing a Ferrari 250 GTO among other exotica, and when he clapped eyes on the Harrington, he was reportedly very taken by it. So much so that he bought one, shipped it Stateside, and inducted it into the N.A.R.T team where it rubbed shoulders with the racing Ferraris. It even bore the Ferrari-derived N.A.R.T badges on the front wings.

After only a few years of racing (in which time it ran in three consecutive 12-hour Sebring races) the car was returned to road spec’. For almost four decades it remained in the ownership of the man who bought it after its racing days were over, before it found its way back to Britain where it’s currently being prepared by CCK Historic Racing and Restoration.

CCK’s Daniel Lackey told us how it’s going. “We’ve had to restore the car completely – a full nut-and-bolt job” he explains. “We’ve built a new race motor from scratch too in order to preserve the original. Oh and of course we’re going to run it with the N.A.R.T emblems on the wings!”

The car will be competing in the two-driver Moss Trophy race with star ex-Formula 1 driver Rupert Keegan taking one of the stints. Although it will be up against Ferraris, Corvettes, and Aston Martins, the race will run over an hour so the little Sunbeam may have a faint chance.

Watching it rub shoulders once more after all these years will be a wonderful sight – just one of the many highlights in what promises to be another memorable Goodwood race meeting.

That’s just one of the most frequently asked questions about Goodwood’s new event at the Motor Circuit on 29-30 March 2014. Given that it’s 48 years since the last Members’ Meeting at Goodwood, the uncertainty is understandable.

Where to park, what to eat, what else is there to do and how to score points for your house are just some of the other posers being aimed at Goodwood’s crack team of event hosts.

We asked the Members’ Meeting team to tell us what the top frequently asked questions are – read on for the  answers to the FAQs, which we hope convey a little of the excitement we at Goodwood feel for this latest must-visit occasion on the motor sports calendar.

1. IS IT JUST LIKE REVIVAL? I HAVE MY REVIVAL TICKETS ALREADY

Well, there will be lots of incredible cars and plenty of thrilling motor racing, but Revival and the Members’ Meeting are quite distinct from each other, with completely different characters – the Members’ Meeting is not ruled by pre-1966 themes, and is for members only.

So expect an event with cars you have never before seen at the circuit – including a first-ever race at Goodwood for 1970s and 80s Group 1 saloons – it is also an event on a completely different scale from Revival: much more intimate with no crowding. It’s access all areas for everyone (obvious safety restrictions aside) and there will be opportunities to see the cars being worked on close up that don’t exist at Revival. There are no special VIP, drivers’ or sponsors’ areas. And there will be a huge range of fun activities for people of all ages, including the Saturday evening festivities which will simply be the biggest party ever held at the Motor Circuit – with everyone invited.

Another difference? Daffodils. You don’t get daffs at Revival…

2. JUST WHAT DOES ONE WEAR TO THE 72ND MEMBERS’ MEETING?

The Members’ Meeting is not about themed dressing up. It is about being stylish and relaxed. For gentlemen a jacket and tie/cravat, or polo neck jumper, with smart trousers (but not blue jeans) would be right; for ladies, smart countryside attire. Remember: it’s an open-air event in March so comfortable shoes and something warm and waterproof would not go amiss.

3. WHAT WILL THERE BE TO EAT AND DRINK?

A huge variety, in a range of mostly indoor venues all of which are open to everyone and which have fun and games on the menu as well as the quality food and drink you expect of Goodwood. From that toad-in-the-hole, and other great British comfort food offerings, in the Great Hall (mains about £12, puds a fiver, singalongs included) to a pint, a pork pie and a game of darts at the Supershell bar to a Champagne cocktail, cream tea and grand piano moment in the Bill Wisdom enclosure – what a choice, plus of course many of Goodwood’s favourite food concessions. Food and drink are the only things to pay for at the Members’ Meeting – unless you want to splash out on a classic car perhaps – a forecourt is among the few, hand-picked commercial outlets.

4. WHERE DO WE PARK?

Parking is free and available from 07.00hrs, half an hour before the gates to the circuit open. Parking is on grassland. If you have a special car that’s more than 30 years old, there is a brilliant opportunity to become part of the event by parking in the Chicane Paddock. Here, visitors to the Members’ Meeting will be able to view the cars and vote for their favourites. Parking here is also free but open only to 150 cars which will be selected by Goodwood. To enter your car, simply send your name, GRRC number and a photo attachment of your vehicle to grrc@goodwood.com The closing date for applications is 28 February. The owners of the selected vehicles will be notified shortly thereafter.

5. WHERE DO ALL THE EVENTS TAKE PLACE?

Take a look at our Event Explorer. All the action is within the Motor Circuit, with the track and paddock area the focus for the cars, the Sports Field the venue for games and the Great Hall (the Earls Court building) the social hub. Plenty more things to see, do, enjoy and indulge in will be spread around, all an easy walk away. All grandstand tickets are roving and cost £40 a day. There will be free tractor rides to other parts of the circuit. Come 18.30hrs on Saturday night the airside area in front of the hangars opens up for an evening of festivities culminating in a giant fireworks display (at about 21.30hrs, so not too late for the kids).

6. WHAT’S THE POINTS SYSTEM ALL ABOUT?

Just as drivers earn points for winning races, so all visitors to the 72nd Members’ Meeting can enter the spirit of competition and score points for their house – even if it is just in the egg and spoon race. Everyone at the meeting will be allocated a house – there are four, Aubigny, Darnley, Methuen and Torbolton, all named after Earl of March family titles and each captained by a famous racing driver. A giant scoreboard that shows the running points total will boost inter-house rivalry. Points-scoring activities range from musical bingo, air guitar and welly throwing to caravan reversing and blindfold driving. And yes there really is an egg and spoon race (and tug-o-war) among the silly things to do on the sports field. But only if you want to, of course…

7. DO I HAVE TO BUY A WEEKEND TICKET?

No, you can buy a ticket for just one day if you prefer, priced at £75 each. Don’t forget though that only Saturday or weekend tickets will allow you access to the festivities on Saturday night.

A WEEKEND YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

The Members’ Meeting will be a truly wonderful blend of old and new, celebrating the traditions of the past but presented in a modern, creative way.

CELEBRATING THE START OF THE NEW RACING SEASON

There’ll be deckchairs and daffodils, croquet and cakes, hampers and hunting hounds. The Great Hall will be a huge, meeting space where everyone will mingle together, including Members and their guests, the drivers, and Lord March and his family. 

The event will reignite the old Brooklands spirit of ‘The Right Crowd And No Crowding.’

STYLISH YET RELAXED

The spectacular entertainment on Saturday evening promises to become a prominent new fixture in the social calendar. Each year, the festivities will bring the whole GRRC together around the March Equinox, marking the arrival of Spring and the start of the new racing season. All members, guests and drivers are welcome to join the party, gathering around a huge bonfire on the Motor Circuit’s infield.

The exclusive Goodwood Road Racing Club very much reflects Goodwood itself in being both stylish yet relaxed.As with any exclusive club, the 72nd GRRC Members’ Meeting is intended to be an informal but smart event, with everyone expected to respect a dress code accordingly.  Gentlemen will be required to wear jackets and either a tie, cravat or polo-necked sweater at the event.  Ladies are also encouraged to wear smart clothing.  Blue jeans, ripped jeans and/or shorts are not permitted for either men or women, and bare chests and fancy dress are discouraged.

 

GOODWOOD’S BIGGEST EVER PARTY

Gentlemen, stop your engines…
 …and let the festivities begin!

At 6.30pm on Saturday March 29, just after the flag drops on the last race of the day, the secret will be out at last. That’s when the airfield will open to welcome guests to the surprise bonus of the 72nd Members’ Meeting weekend – Goodwood’s biggest-ever party. And it’s access all areas for everyone.

MUSIC, DANCING, FUN & GAMES

After a day of watching beautiful cars and thrilling action, the scream of racing engines will give way to the insistent beat of drums in the evening air, announcing the start of the festivities: music, dancing, fun, games, food and drink on a scale never before seen at the Motor Circuit. It will be three hours of complete sensory overload, culminating around 9.30pm in a fireworks display set to music for an unforgettable finale. 

 

 

 

Follow the lights and noise through the entrance and you will find something for everyone, of all ages, with all visitors – drivers, celebrities, spectators – enjoying the same VIP status that GRRC membership confers. As during the whole weekend, everyone eats together, drinks together and plays together.

 

 

 

A TASTE OF RIO CARNIVAL IN THE SUSSEX COUNTRYSIDE

The scene through that entrance will be vibrant, a taste of Rio Carnival in the Sussex countryside. Festoons of coloured lights and warming braziers will mark out a winding ‘street’, a procession route for the marching bands and roving street entertainers – everything from fire jugglers and stilt walkers to a giant mechanical dragon.

As well as food and drink concessions and a bandstand (with live jazz), Main Street, Goodwood-style, will feature acts such as the Smallest Theatre in the World, the Village Disco, Photobooth Robot and the Dukes Box: a glass trailer with a live band inside it to play whatever songs you desire! A stroll down the street starts at the vintage steam fair with its traditional helter skelter and big wheel among the many attractions.

 

Flanking the street will be the major enclosures, all under cover. With a live music stage, bar and industrial chic atmosphere, the big buzz for dance fans is sure to be found in the Main Room (Hangar 1). A variety of acts will include Guilty Pleasures, and the nine-piece brass band, The Old Dirty Brasstards.

 

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT HALL

Earls Court is transformed into the Great Hall for the entire weekend, a hub around which the social side of the 72nd Members’ Meeting revolves. But come 6.30pm on Saturday evening the hall opens its doors to the airfield for direct access to all the fun and games outside.

As with any Great Hall, food and drink is definitely on the menu here, with the emphasis on warming comfort food and everyone sitting together on trestle tables.

 

 

 

Also on the menu is a feast of less traditional fare, hosted by the irrepressible Club de Fromage. Cheesy? Certainly! Pop-up laughs through the night range from Hula Hoop competitions, to singalongs with the Pearly Kings and Queens. Not to mention Musical Bingo – complete with a choir.

 

 

 

A stroll up the street won’t be complete without a visit to the circus Big Top, where a must-see is the spectacular women’s circus theatre company, Circorumbaba. There will be bands playing too, including Oompah Brass, and the DJ act Buttoned Down Disco  playing everyone’s favourite pop tunes.

All this and a great deal more besides is set to make the Saturday night festivities at the 72nd Members’ Meeting a great end to a brilliant day. 

FAQS

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WHAT DATE IS THE EVENT?

29-30 March 2014.

WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE?

Tickets for the 72nd Members’ Meeting will be on sale from the GRRC Enclosure (near the motorcycle paddock) at the Goodwood Revival, and will be available to purchase throughout the weekend. Thereafter, tickets can be purchased in the usual ways, either online at www.goodwood.com, or from the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

HOW MANY TICKETS CAN I BUY?

Members can buy up to four weekend tickets for the 72nd Members’ Meeting.

Family members can purchase up to eight weekend tickets.

WHAT ARE THE OPENING HOURS?

 

GATES OPEN

GATES CLOSE

SATURDAY 29 MARCH

07:30

22:30

SUNDAY 30 MARCH

07:30

19:00

The action on the track commences at 08:45hrs on each day of the event. Gates open at 07:30hrs, which provides a great opportunity to look around the paddocks before the action begins.

Car parks are free and open at 07:00hrs. 

CAN I BUY A TICKET ON THE DAY?

Entry is by advance ticket only. It is not possible to buy ticket(s) on the day, and there will be no admission without a ticket.

Goodwood events are increasingly selling out early, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets as soon as you can, so you are not disappointed.

I’M NOT A GRRC MEMBER, BUT I AM A MEMBER OF ANOTHER GOODWOOD CLUB (AERO, GOLF, HORSE RACING, LEISURE, KENNELS) CAN I BUY A TICKET?

This event is an exclusive benefit for GRRC members and their guests, and is unfortunately not a general benefit to all Goodwood Clubs. You can join the waiting list to apply for GRRC membership at www.goodwood.com/membership.

CAN CHILDREN GET IN FOR FREE?

A reduced price admission ticket is available for 13-21 year olds.

Children under 12 enter the Members’ Meeting for free. They do not need a ticket to enter but a free of charge children’s wristband can be pre-booked.

ARE THERE CRÈCHE FACILITIES?

The crèche, with baby changing facilities, is situated behind the Woodcote Grandstand. Ear defenders (available at the Goodwood Shops on-site) will enable all guests, especially children, to get closer to the action without feeling uncomfortable.

WHERE DO I VIEW THE ACTION?

Trackside viewing is available around the perimeter of the motor circuit, and there are giant screens at several locations showing the on-track action. The giant screens will be located at:

            Lavant Straight

            Lavant Corner

            Chicane

            Startline

Grandstand seating is also available on a roving ticket basis. The grandstands are located at:

            Lavant Corner

            Woodcote

            Chicane

            Startline

HOW MUCH ARE GRANDSTAND TICKETS?

All grandstand tickets are roving and cost £40 per person per day.

WHAT SORT OF RACES AND CARS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE?

The grids will range from a one-make Bugatti race to F1 and sports cars of the Fifties and Sixties, plus – for the first time – a race for more modern machinery beyond the scope of the Goodwood Revival: the popular Group 1 racing saloons of the 1970s. As well as wheel-to-wheel racing, the Members’ Meeting will also feature thrilling, high-speed track action from more modern eras of Formula 1, Le Mans and beyond – sights and sounds that have never been seen before at Goodwood Motor Circuit. The inaugural event in 2014 will celebrate the flame-spitting Formula 1 cars of the turbo era, when cars qualified with 1500bhp; the long-tail Le Mans cars of the 1970s and ’80s; and the monstrous Group B rally cars of the mid-1980s.

Further details can be found on the website at www.goodwood.com/members-meeting/the-races.asxp.

IS THERE A PRACTICE DAY?

Practice will take place on Saturday morning, with racing on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.

CAN I UPGRADE MY TICKETS FOR VIP OR HOSPITALITY TICKETS?

No, all members and their guests, including the drivers and Lord March and his family, will have access to communal areas, which include the Pit Lane roof, Paddocks and dining areas. All members are the same, and there is no separate hospitality or Drivers Club.

Guests will find there are no divisions, no ‘bronze’, ‘silver’ or ‘gold’ access levels and once inside, everyone will feel equally privileged, all members of the same club.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

As with any exclusive club, the GRRC Members’ Meeting is intended to be both stylish and relaxed, an informal yet smart event, with everyone expected to respect a dress code accordingly.  Gentlemen will be required to wear jackets and either a tie, cravat or polo-necked sweater at the event.  Ladies are also encouraged to wear smart clothing.  Blue jeans, t-shirts, low cut or revealing tops, shorts, short skirts, flip-flops, sportswear, baseball caps and heavily branded clothing are strongly discouraged, as are costume or fancy dress.

As it is an open air event, comfortable shoes and casual clothing is best. Always bring some wet weather clothing as the British weather can be unpredictable!

WHAT IS THE DAILY ITINERARY?

Saturday morning is the official practice, followed by racing on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. High speed demonstrations will take place on the track on both days. On Saturday evening members are invited to stay and enjoy the entertainment along with the drivers and Lord March and his family. The event concludes with prize giving on Sunday afternoon.

WHERE DO I PARK AT THE MEMBERS’ MEETING?

Parking at the Members’ Meeting is free and car parks open from 07:00hrs each day. All car parking is on grassland. Hard standing for motorcycle parking and helmet storage is also available. Parking on approach roads is not permitted at any time. Overnight parking/camping is not permitted in any car park. Please follow traffic signs and instructions from marshals to the appropriate car park.

CAN I PARK INSIDE THE MOTOR CIRCUIT?

If your vehicle is aged 30 years or older, or is newer but deemed by Goodwood to be an exceptional collectors’ car, you will be able to purchase a ticket to park on the grass banks overlooking the circuit. These are priced at £50 on both Saturday and Sunday.

IS THERE A PROGRAMME?

You are able to pre order a programme before the event that will be available for collection on arrival at the Members’ Meeting. If you pre-order the programme it costs £12.00, or will be £15.00 if you buy it at the event. The price includes a radio earpiece.

HOW CAN I HEAR THE ACTION?

A free event earpiece radio is included in the price of the official printed programme, and is pre-tuned to the event’s dedicated station, Radio Goodwood on 87.7fm.  This radio enables you to hear all of the live action and results the moment they happen.

CAN I CAMP AT THE EVENT?

No camping facilities are available at the event.

The local area has a wide selection of hotels and B&Bs. For more information, call the Chichester Tourist Office on 01243 775888.

WHAT SORT OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE?

At the heart of the event you will find The Great Hall, where everyone will congregate and be able to enjoy ‘old school classics’ such as toad-in-the-hole and jam roly-poly, or cottage pie and spotted dick.
There will of course be plenty of other culinary delights all around the event to tempt your taste buds – we’ve hand-picked a selection of specialist caterers who will entice you with their freshly prepared produce using the very finest ingredients.

WHAT ARE THE HOUSES?

All members attending the Members’ Meeting will be assigned to one of four Houses, and they, the drivers and guests can score points over the weekend for their House.

Each house name has been carefully chosen for its relevance and importance to Lord March and his family across the generations.

WHAT ARE THE HOUSE NAMES?

Methuen (lion’s head) – One of the titles of the Duke of Richmond is ‘Baron Methuen of Torbolton’, a Scottish title.  The lion’s head is taken from the third quarter of the shield on the Duke of Richmond’s coat-of-arms.

Aubigny (fleur-de-lys) – The Duke of Richmond is also Duke of Aubigny in France.  This title descends from Louise de Keroualle, a young French aristocrat who became the mistress of Charles II and the mother of the 1st Duke of Richmond.  King Louis XIV of France made her Duchess of Aubigny and gave her the Aubigny estates.  The fleur-de-lys is taken from the first and fourth quarters on the shield of the Duke of Richmond’s coat-of-arms.

Darnley (bull’s head) – One of the titles of the Duke of Richmond is ‘Earl of Darnley’, a Scottish title.  The boar’s head is taken from one of the crests of the Duke of Richmond which sits below a motto or battle cry, ‘Avant Darnlie’ (‘Darnley to the fore’).

Torbolton (harp) – The Duke of Richmond is also ‘Baron Methuen of Torbolton’, a Scottish title.  The harp is taken from the first and fourth quarters on the shield of the Duke of Richmond’s coat-of-arms.

HOW DO I CHOOSE MY HOUSE?

All members will automatically be assigned to one of the four Houses by Goodwood and notified of this when their tickets are dispatched to them.

CAN I CHANGE MY HOUSE?

Yes you can change the House you have been allocated to. Please contact the Ticket office on 01243 755055 and they will be able to accommodate your request.

SHOULD I BRING WELLIES?

It’s always a good idea to have them in the boot of your car. Why not check out an advance weather forecast for the weekend so that you are prepared for any eventuality. Goodwood events have experienced both scorching sun and torrential rain, so the best advice we can give is to be prepared for anything!

WHAT ARE THE MEDICAL FACILITIES?

Treatment Centres are located beside the Blister Hangar in Chicane Paddock, and also at the Airside Barrier beside the Tony Gaze building. Treatment Centres are staffed by qualified doctors and medical staff.

SHOULD I BRING EAR PROTECTION?

Due to the nature of the event, guests can expect to experience a certain level of noise from the vehicles taking part. Ear defenders (available at the Goodwood Shop on-site) will enable all guests, especially children, to get closer to the action without feeling uncomfortable.

ARE THERE ANY BANKING FACILITIES?

There are cash machines at various locations throughout the site.

HOW CAN I HEAR THE ACTION?

A free event earpiece radio is included in the price of the official printed programme, and is pre-tuned to the event’s dedicated station, Radio Goodwood on 87.7fm.  This radio enables you to hear all of the live action and results the moment they happen.

WHAT IS THE PROVISION FOR DISABLED GUESTS?

Those guests displaying a Registered Disabled car badge will be directed to a dedicated parking area. There are raised viewing platforms for those in wheelchairs. Disabled toilets are also available. Electric scooter chairs are available for hire from Shopmobility – it is essential to pre-book with Shopmobility on +44 (0)300 500 8085 or by visiting http://www.cfheh.org.uk/mobilityevents/.

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT THE EVENT?

No dogs are permitted into the event, nor should they be left in your car. Only guide dogs and assistance dogs for the disabled are allowed on site.

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