As Sunday afternoon was bathed in glorious sunshine we decided to pop down to Goodwood House for the annual vehicle display and house open day. Plenty of people there with as many interesting cars in the car park as there were on the lawn. Food and drink were excellent and they even had live music.
A Sanyo-TWR liveried Group 1 Rover SD1 has arrived for some race preparation and a few other jobs prior to the GRRC’s 74th Members Meeting. The car has a new fuel tank to fit and an airbox to be fabricated to help the carburetor breathe. The car is due to take part in a Goodwood test session prior to it’s second Gerry Marshall Trophy race at Goodwood’s Members Meeting.
Just one week until the racing season kicks off with Goodwood’s 73rd Members Meeting, and if last years event is anything to go by I expect it will be superb. The group 1 cars really stole the show last year but there is a lot more to look forward to. This year we will be running four cars. Dave Griffiths in the Triumph TR4 and Ian Burford in the Sebring Sprite will be running in the Les Leston Cup for pre-66 production sports cars. Mike Haigh with the Ford Falcon and our very own Shaun Rainford in the Nash Metropolitan will be running in the Sopwith Cup for 1950’s saloon cars. So come down and cheer us on and if you spot us in the paddock feel free to come and say hello. #73MM
Last weekend we took the Metropolitan down to Goodwood to stretch it’s legs before the 73rd Members Meeting and for a small feature on the GRRC website. You can read the feature here.
Dave Griffith’s has received an invitation to the GRRC 73rd Members Meeting with his Triumph TR4. He will be competing for the Les Leston Trophy for 1960’s production sports cars. The TR4 is currently undergoing a winter refresh and will make its Goodwood debut with a new livery. Dave wants the car to look right as well as go fast.