Classics from the 1970s including a purposeful Dodge Coronet R/T, a charming Triumph TR6, BMW 3.0 CSL, Alfa Romeo Montreal and Ferrari 365 GT4 ‘Berlinetta Boxer’, with more recent ‘modern classic’ highlights including an Opel Monza GSE, a Ford Sierra Cosworth, Bentley Eight, Audi RS2, Smart Crossblade, TVR Sagaris, Subaru Impreza WRX, Porsche 911 Targa and an unusual Brooke 260RR.
Among the more eclectic vehicles on display, a 1952 Reliant 6CWT three-wheeler van, 1961 Lambretta TV127 scooter, one-off 1998 ‘Badcat’ Jaguar XK8, a 1976 Yamaha XT500, plus a huge 1964 Dennis F107 fire engine, created much attention at the Open Day, including Lord March pausing to look at these rarely-seen machines.
A dignified black 1953 Bentley R-Type was positioned on the Goodwood House turning circle lawn for Open Day visitors to guess how many red balloons were contained within the car (99 in total), with a charitable donation being given to Winston’s Wish for each guess.
After some lively voting on the GRRC’s tablets by many of the GRRC Members and visitors for the ‘Members Favourite Vehicle’, the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8, entered by Paul Gerring, won the popular vote, with this competition-derived coupe set to be displayed with in the Rotunda at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, within the next 12 months.
Photography by Tom Shaxson