Rob Myers - 1965 Porsche 911

2018 Goodwood 76th Members Meeting

The 2018 Goodwood 76th Members Meeting (76MM) was held on the 17th and 18th March, in what could only be described as arctic conditions. However, this adverse weather was not enough to dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who made their way to the West Sussex race circuit in anticipation of a weekend filled with rare and exotic racing machines.

David Clark - 1965 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

David Clark – 1965 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Greg Thornton - 1972 Surtees Chevrolet TS11

Greg Thornton – 1972 Surtees Chevrolet TS11

Lukas Halusa and Martin Halusa - 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan

Lukas Halusa and Martin Halusa – 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan

Whilst spending time at Goodwood in March can often mean a bitterly cold wind out on the circuit, its the first time I’ve attended where snow has actually fallen and the freezing conditions have touched every corner of the paddock. Thankfully the fire pits were kept stocked with fresh wood and offered moments of respite from the cold, although unfortunately there was no way to carry one around as a personal heater which would have been the only way to keep the chill out.

The additional hindrance of the cold weather and the need to keep adequately wrapped up, is that gloves are not generally suited to photography finesse, so the choice was to clumsily shoot with hands covered, or take the gloves off and risk frostbite. I tried a mix of both, with frequent dropping of gloves as I went – so thanks to all those who pointed this small but important fact out to me.

David Coulthard - Mercedes Benz 300 SL

David Coulthard – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

Mark Sumpter - 1965 Porsche 911

Mark Sumpter – 1965 Porsche 911

Jon Minshaw - 1961 Jaguar E-Type

Jon Minshaw – 1961 Jaguar E-Type

Scuderia del Portello - 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1

Scuderia del Portello – 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1

Vincent Gaye - 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C

Vincent Gaye – 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C

Aside from the weather (and being British that is always a hot topic), the 76th Members Meeting was tinged with emotion and will be remembered for being the first held after the sudden loss of one the events voices, that of Henry Hope-Frost who passed away after a motorcycle accident a week prior to the event. Many of the cars and drivers displayed their affection for HHF in the form of stickers proclaiming the mantra #Fever, in honour of his most recognised affliction.

Porsche 904

Porsche 904

The high speed demo, which has become a staple of the Members Meeting, this year featured machines from the Group 5 era of sports car racing, meaning that there were a number of Porsche 935’s, BMW CSL’s, two BMW M1’s and a sprinkling of Ferrari 512 BB’s to take a look at and photograph. From this set of cars, a particular favourite was a Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo in Martini livery that really took my fancy. I will post images of the Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick and the Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo in a separate article.

Ferrari 512 BB

Ferrari 512 BB

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K

Hans Stuck - 1977 BMW 320 GR5 TZ-Jaegermeister Team

Hans Stuck – 1977 BMW 320 GR5 TZ-Jaegermeister Team

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K

Georg Loos GELO Team - 1978 Porsche 935/77A

Georg Loos GELO Team – 1978 Porsche 935/77A

1980 Porsche 935/K3 Kremer Team Racing

1980 Porsche 935/K3 Kremer Team Racing

Georg Loos GELO Team - 1978 Porsche 935/77A

Georg Loos GELO Team – 1978 Porsche 935/77A

Ferrari 512 BB

Ferrari 512 BB

Georg Loos GELO Team - 1978 Porsche 935/77A

Georg Loos GELO Team – 1978 Porsche 935/77A

1980 Porsche 935/K3 Kremer Team Racing

1980 Porsche 935/K3 Kremer Team Racing

A new race for the Members Meeting this year was the Ronnie Hoare Trophy, featuring a handful of Porsche 904’s alongside a Ferrari 275 GTB/C and some nicely prepared Porsche 911’s. Despite some inexperience in the Porsche 904, James Cottingham managed to take the win after a cautious start saw him drop from pole position to third, only to retake the lead on lap two.

Rainer Becker - 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Rainer Becker – 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Mark Sumpter - 1965 Porsche 911

Mark Sumpter – 1965 Porsche 911

Rob Myers - 1965 Porsche 911

Rob Myers – 1965 Porsche 911

New for this year was David Harts’ 1968 Ford GT40 in a lovely mustard colour. One of those cars I kept coming back to in the paddock and couldn;t resist taking more photographs of.

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart - 1968 Ford GT40

David Hart – 1968 Ford GT40

Here are a few other images from the 2018 Goodwood Members Meeting;

Manuel Ferrao and Diogo Ferrao - 1965 Ford GT40

Manuel Ferrao and Diogo Ferrao – 1965 Ford GT40

Manuel Ferrao and Diogo Ferrao - 1965 Ford GT40

Manuel Ferrao and Diogo Ferrao – 1965 Ford GT40

Scuderia del Portello - 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1

Scuderia del Portello – 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1

John Bennett - 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1

John Bennett – 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1

Anthony Walker - 1976 BMW 3.5 CSL

Anthony Walker – 1976 BMW 3.5 CSL

David Clark - 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

David Clark – 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Hans Stuck - 1977 BMW 320 GR5 TZ-Jaegermeister Team

Hans Stuck – 1977 BMW 320 GR5 TZ-Jaegermeister Team

Jan Bot - 1979 BMW March M1

Jan Bot – 1979 BMW March M1

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K

Claes Paulsson - 1977 Chevrolet Greenwood Corvette

Claes Paulsson – 1977 Chevrolet Greenwood Corvette

Kevin Cooper - BMW 320i

Kevin Cooper – BMW 320i

Christian Tedeschi - 1977 BMW 320i

Christian Tedeschi – 1977 BMW 320i

Vincent Gaye - 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C

Vincent Gaye – 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C

Vincent Gaye - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Vincent Gaye – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Anthony Walker - 1976 BMW 3.5 CSL

Anthony Walker – 1976 BMW 3.5 CSL

Georg Loos GELO Team - 1978 Porsche 935/77A

Georg Loos GELO Team – 1978 Porsche 935/77A

Armin Zumtobel - 1966 Porsche 906

Armin Zumtobel – 1966 Porsche 906

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K3 Kremer Team Racing

1980 Porsche 935/K3 Kremer Team Racing

1980 Porsche 935/K

1980 Porsche 935/K