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.
We started this project sometime ago but now it is finally nearing completion. Last week we tested at Goodwood and everything worked as it should. We have a few final jobs to complete including lowering the ride height and adding door cards. Otherwise it is ready to go. Our good friend Gavin Watson, who can usually be found behind the wheel of a Borgward Isabella, will driving the 122S at Goodwood’s 72nd Members Meeting.
CCK have just brought in a Volvo 122S and will be building the car for the HRDC’s TC63 race series. This Volvo has a very tidy, virtually rust free shell with some competition experience in it’s past. Ian Goodwright will perform his magic and apply a fresh coat of paint before passing it over to Graham Smeeton to build up. The well known and reliable B18 1800cc 4 cylinder engine will provide the propulsion to make this a very competitive yet accessible racer. This car will be available for sale. If you have any interest in this project please contact Daniel via the form on the contact page.