A Happy New Year to all our readers? It may be a simple seasonal message, but it’s especially close to the hearts of the teams here at Goodwood.
Because we aim to make every New Year more thrilling than the last and, to that end, our teams of planners and organisers have been plotting for months to ensure the 2015 calendar delivers even more action, excitement and golden memories than 2014 – a year that must itself go down in the annals as ‘vintage Goodwood‘.
In 2015 the fun kicks off for motorsport fans in March, with the second running of the modern ‘Members’ Meeting’ at the Motor Circuit.
The 73rd Members’ Meeting (#73MM) is already shaping up to be a winner, with new featured categories of rare and exotic racing cars that include the fabulous ‘High Airbox’ era F1 cars, and a taste of Le Mans fever with Group C icons. A range of motorsport legends will be celebrated with a packed card of historic races, including the Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 3 ‘screamers’, the Bruce McLaren Trophy for early Can-Am cars, and the John Aldington trophy for early Porsche 911s.
With races also scheduled for Group 1 tin-tops, early GP cars and much else besides, there’s pretty much something for everyone.
Oh, and there’s also the small matter of the Members’ Meeting party on Saturday night. Last year’s bash was declared ‘the biggest Goodwood party ever’, and we’ve set our hearts on improving it further… we do love a challenge! (N.B. There’s still time to get your hands on tickets for Members’ Meeting, even if you’re not yet on the GRRC members list – click here to find out more.)
With #73MM out of the way, thoughts turn to the Festival of Speed. 2015’s theme of ‘Flat out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge’ promises a spectacular haul of highlights, reflecting the most spectacular drivers and moments from motor sport’s past and present. We can’t wait, and to help set the mood we’ve been compiling a terrific series of video clips here on GRR. Check the vids out now, or find out more about the 2015 Festival of Speed here.
But there’s a lot more to the Goodwood Road & Racing website than Goodwood event coverage, of course.
Our ultimate aim is to number among the best online destinations for daily enthusiast and motorsport content, and we will continue to invest in great writing, photography and video content that reflects Goodwood’s passion for our themes. So stay tuned – or sign up for our email newsletter – and you won’t miss a thing!
Meanwhile, from all the team at Goodwood to all of you… we really do wish you a Happy New Year!