GRRC Goodwood 77th Member’s Meeting 2019

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The GRRC only Member’s Meeting is now firmly established in the Motorsport calendar. Each year the event brings back the best elements of the previous year, as well as introducing some exciting new elements to both the on-track and off-track action.

‘It’s an amazing, uncrowded, intimate event that’s great fun and offers some excellent motor racing’, enthused former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger, perfectly summing up the relaxed and wonderfully convivial atmosphere of the Member’s Meeting.

The combination of like-minded friends enjoying a weekend of epic motor racing, high speed track demonstrations, wonderful food and drink, fun packed festivities and great entertainment is what sets the tone for the Member’s Meeting.members and their guests are able to enjoy each other’s company in the Great Hall over some delicious food and drink, and all, of course, are welcome to their now-famous Saturday evening festivities, which climax with a spectacular fireworks display.

The competition isn’t restricted to the Motor Circuit. Every member and guest, including the drivers, can score points for their House by racing – Methuen, Aubigny, Torbolton or Darnley – by taking part in fun activities ranging from tug-of-war to ferret racing. These House activities certainly aren’t compulsory but they do add to the sense of camaraderie and fun.

The honorary House Captains will return to lead the four member’s Meeting Houses. All famous names from the world of motorsport, they bring enthusiasm and a competitive spirit to the on-track and off-track proceedings.

Each year at the member’s Meeting, the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit plays host to incredible grids of racing machines from classic tin tops and GTs to motorcycles and open-wheeled Formula 3 and Formula 1 machines. Alongside the competitive action are a number of high speed demonstrations, which in the past have featured ground effect Formula 1 cars from the 1970s and 1980s, Group C sports cars and high-tech Super Touring cars from the 1990s.

There’s also a whole lot going on away from the track: the original 71 Goodwood Members’ Meeting placed as much emphasis on socialising as on motor racing, and we have taken the concept of ensuring everyone has a jolly good time to a whole new level. Once the chequered flag falls on the final race of Saturday at the Members’ Meeting, the sound of engines is replaced by rousing drumbeat welcoming guests to our now legendary Saturday evening festivities, with a spectacular array of entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Good racing, good food and drink and good company are all key elements of the Member’s Meeting, and this year even greater efforts have been made to provide a superb range of high-quality refreshments served from multiple venues.

Highlights of the weekend at Goodwood online

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