This will be remembered as one of the best historic race meetings of recent years. Of course you wouldn’t expect anything less than the best from Goodwood and some of the success must be attributed to the weather but this event will be remembered for years to come. I heard many comment on the relaxed atmosphere as a breath of fresh air over the pomp and circumstance that is Goodwood Revival. The race of the weekend for us was so impressive in so many ways and somewhat unexpected. The Gerry Marshall Trophy for Group 1 saloons was loud and fast with some of the best race action we have ever seen on the circuit. The 15 minute race saw John Young in a Ford Capri starting from the pit lane and taking on the entire pack before a dramatic dice and heroic pass of Nick Swift’s Mini 1275 GT on the final lap to take 2nd place will not be forgotten. The Sears trophy went very well for all of our cars. Shaun in the MG1100 was hanging onto Gavin Watson in the Volvo 122S for most of the race exchanging gestures when side by side. Darren thoroughly enjoyed his time behind the wheel of his Mk1 Turner but retired the car in the late stages of the race when the temperature gauge went all the way around. I know we can’t wait till next year.
Today we are at Goodwood Motor Circuit in the heart of Sussex with racing driver Darren Turner. Darren is getting some laps in around the circuit ahead of the much anticipated 72nd Members Meeting. Darren, who owns the car personally, has been invited to take part in the Tony Gaze trophy. Over the past couple months we’ve prepped the car and are very much looking forward to taking part.
At 9pm Thursday 21 March the Turner was ready for its Goodwood track debut. Many long hours went into getting this car ready but we are all very pleased with the result. There are a few final jobs to be completed before its first race. It is a drastic change from what came in the work shop and it really looks the part now. A proper little historic racer. Keep posted to see how it does and watch the cars development over the coming season.
James Turner and Darren Turner have just acquired a rare and interesting historic racer. A 1959 Mk1 Turner BMC 950. The Turner & Turner Turner has period race history at all the major UK circuits including Goodwood. It features finned drum brakes at the front for slowing down and a 948cc A-series engine for speeding up. The bodywork is fibreglass making the whole car very light. There is plenty of fun to be had. The car needs a little refresh and some detailing but will soon be appearing at a motor circuit near you. Best of luck chaps!