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.
After a very successful test session yesterday it was back in the workshop. Owner Guy Harman and racing driver Rupert Keegan put the car through it’s paces yesterday at Goodwood Motor Circuit in preparation for the 72nd Members Meeting at the end of March. They said the car has transformed since we made some adjustments to rear suspension and removed the brake servo. Today saw the installation of a new hot engine with a fully re-worked cylinder head and a new camshaft profile. Monday 3rd of March will see the little Fiat back out at Goodwood for another pre-race shake down.