The Goodwood Members Meeting 2015 was held 20-22 March at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. More than 400 historic racing cars participated in the Goodwood Road Racing Club’s 73rd Members’ Meeting.
The first day of the 2015 Members’ Meeting featured the largest on-track collection of McLaren F1 GTRs ever assembled; including Derek Bell in the yellow, Harrods-sponsored car he raced at Le Mans in 1995 plus racing legends Kenny Brack and Steve Soper.
The Members’ Meeting gives an opportunity to witness cars on the Goodwood Motor Circuit that are too recent to have been seen here in period. The 1970s high-airbox F1 contingent included Ferraris, McLarens, Tyrrells, Lotuses and even Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jarier reunited with the Shadow DN5 he last raced 40 years ago; while the Group C demonstration featured recent F1 driver Max Chilton behind the wheel of the Nissan R90CK that Mark Blundell took to pole position at Le Mans in 1990.
Under bright blue skies, the second and final day of Goodwood Members Meeting 2015 featured a nine-race programme featuring everything from 1920s Grand Prix Bugattis to early Can-Am cars; one of which – a 1966 Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder driven by Nick Padmore – set a new outright lap record.
The significance of the Members’ Meeting, now in the second year of its revived format, could be seen in the quality of both cars and star drivers present. The all-Porsche race for classic 911s – the John Aldington Trophy – featured the very 911 that Vic Elford borrowed from to win the world’s first rallycross event in 1967 – and Le Mans winner Richard Attwood. Both were beaten by former British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan.
Another BTCC champion, Matt Neal, triumphed in a thundering Chevrolet Camaro he shared with David Clark in the Gerry Marshall Trophy race for Group 1 touring cars and there were also victories for some of the greatest names in motor racing history, such as Maserati, Lola, Lister and BRM.
As on Saturday, there were high-speed demonstrations of Group C Le Mans racers, McLaren F1 GTRs and high-airbox Formula 1 cars; the highlight of which was an appearance by Freddie Hunt behind the wheel of a Hesketh 308 previously raced by his father – 1976 F1 World Champion – James Hunt.
In addition to Tim Scott’s picture gallery and Graham Hill Trophy report, photographer Günter Biener also documented the 2015 edition of the Goodwood Members Meeting. We split up Günter’s wide-ranging selection of pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all photographs.
Goodwood Members Meeting 2015 – Featured Photo Gallery
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