Race ,Historic
Updated: SEP 26th 2023

Simon Ostler

On this day at Goodwood, 75 years ago

Three years after the end of the Second World War, Britain was beginning to return to some semblance of normal life. Among the pastimes that had been put on hold during the war years was motorsport, and moves were now afoot for it to restart. Instrumental to its return was a member of the aristocracy with an estate in the South Downs of England, who had raced at Brooklands with great success before the war. With Brooklands, Donington Park and Crystal Palace all out of action, the hunt was on for a suitable venue to restart racing.


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