At each year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed we like to celebrate appropriate motor sporting anniversaries. This year’s Festival will – amongst other landmark events – celebrate perhaps one of the most significant ever, because 2019 marks no fewer than 125 years since the very first mass-entry competitive motor sport event of them all…
The 1894 Paris‑Rouen Trial, the very first competitive motorsport event
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.
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