Decent weather for a ‘sold out Saturday’ at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting was the order of the first day’s action at a bustling Goodwood Motorsport Circuit 6th April 2019.
A passionate and often over-zealous crowd gathered on the hallowed grounds of Goodwood to witness the historic atmospheric camaraderie that surrounds the magnetic two days of thrilling action. Recreating those 1950s and 1960s BARC Meetings for the 77th time, the racing heats, demonstrations and track-side commotion were now in full swing.
Some of the finest historic cars of the period, as well as more modern machines never previously seen at the packed venue, gave enthusiastic disciples an opportunity to ‘spray and pray’ their fully charged dusty DSLRs for the first time this year.
As dusk descended an illustrious Bentley presence began setting a blistering pace in celebration of the British marques motor racing history, with the king of endurance, the Speed 8 – Bentley’s iconic Le Mans classic leading the charge.
Bentley’s 100 extraordinary years will also be remembered in the John Duff Trophy race. Duff was the original Bentley Boy, and the man that initiated the marque’s now synonymous relationship with Le Mans. He was the first driver to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Bentley, claiming the title in 1924. The new event is for pre-1930 vintage racing cars and promises to be a major spectacle, as Bentley enjoys its biggest ever presence at the popular Members’ Meeting.
Sunday’s action is already underway with all races to be continued and finalised throughout the busy schedule.