Forgive me for repeatedly waffling on about motor racing events that took place 50 or 60 years ago, doubtless before most of our readers were even born. The point for me is that our Goodwood Motor Circuit operated as a frontline international venue for 18 years, from 1948 to 1966, and so 1958 – the season which, in part, I am about to revisit – falls slap-bang into the middle of that period.
Doug Nye: The importance of style and sportsmanship in motor racing
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.