For many, the showpiece of the event was the line-up of Group 1 saloons that form the grid for the Gerry Marshall Trophy. Chris Ward and Gordon Shedden, a strong pairing, won in their Rover SD1 in the hour-long race on Saturday evening, while on Sunday it was Ward who again made the best of a 15-minute reversed-grid sprint to the flag. Fast and furious – just as it was back in the day.
The Edwardian leviathans in the S.F. Edge Trophy have become a firm favourite with the Members’ Meeting crowd, and they certainly didn’t disappoint this year. An excellent duel between the powerful Delage DH V12 of the brave Mathias Sielecki, and the more nimble GN Curtiss, driven with great enthusiasm by Patrick Blakeney-Edwards, eventually saw the former prevail.
Another highlight for the spectators around the circuit was the epic battle in the two-driver Graham Hill Trophy on Sunday. Mike Jordan put on a masterclass at the wheel of Mike Whitaker’s fantastically fast TVR Griffith 400, sweeping around the outside of Andy Wolfe’s AC Cobra at Woodcote to secure a popular win.
Among many magical moments, we will surely remember Lord March leading the Surtees Trophy field round in John’s Can-Am Lola, ahead of a great race won by the similar car of Simon Hadfield. On the anniversary of Surtees’ first ever car race, here at Goodwood on 19 March 1960, we remembered a friend, a Goodwood patron and a true legend of the sport.
An event for true fans of real motor racing as it used to be, the Members’ Meeting delivers unforgettable moments year after year, and continues to uphold one of Goodwood’s greatest traditions. We’re already looking forward to the 76th Meeting next year.