Rummaging around this week along my bookshelves I have come across a copy of the 1953 BARC Year Book – introduced to cover what had happened during the year then gone by, 1952. The British Automobile Racing Club of course were – and still are – the body responsible for running our major Goodwood motor sporting events.
Doug Nye: How the Goodwood Nine‑Hour came to be
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.