The 29th and 30th of March 2014 will see a brand new event at Goodwood. 71 Members Meeting were held at Goodwood during the 50’s and 60’s with this new event continuing where they left off. There will be 2 full days of the quality historic racing we expect to see at Goodwood. Here at CCK we have been busy in preparation with 5 cars on the invite list. The Turner Mk1 of Aston Martin driving ace Darren Turner will be taking part in the Tony Gaze Trophy for pre-1960 Sports and GT cars. We have completed a general race prep with the fitment of a Tillett racing seat and FIA rain light, rebuilt the straight cut gearbox and fitted a hotter camshaft to the 998cc engine. The ex-NART Sunbeam Alpine Harrington of Guy Harman will be competing in the Moss Trophy Race for GT cars that raced between 1958 and ’62. The restoration of the Harrington was recently completed here at CCK and included a new full race 1600cc engine. Guy will be sharing the drive with ex-F1 driver Rupert Keegan. The final race we will be taking part in will be the Sears Trophy for Saloon cars that raced between 1958 and ’63. Guy Harman’s second drive for the weekend is his unique Abarth Fiat 1500 with our all new race engine. The final 2 entries are both CCK owned cars. The first is our trusted MG 1100 which will be piloted by our own Shaun Rainford and the second car is our recently completed Volvo 122S which will be driven by our good friend Gavin Watson. If you are coming down please do stop by and say hello.
A few showers failed to spoil an otherwise pleasant day at Goodwood Motor Circuit for the annual HRDC Trackday. We had a successful day running Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard, Mike Haigh’s Ford Falcon and Guy Harman’s Abarth Fiat 1500 and Sebring Sunbeam Alpine Harrington. Both the Abarth and the Harrington will be racing in the 72nd Members Meeting later this month. The Fiat was running its new race engine and performed impeccably with an extra 40bhp. Many other friends were there including Ed Glaister with a very rapid Ford 100E and current BTCC champion Andy Jordan with his father Mike and there recently constructed Austin A40.