Where will we be this weekend? The 75th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood has to be the UK’s historic highlight, 12-races over the two days plus a host of demonstration runs that should ensure the sell-out crowd are entertained. However, if you are on the other side of the world then the Phillip Island Classic Historic in Victoria, Australia also looks set to provide a great weekend of action.
Saturday at Goodwood is most practice and demonstration runs, with just two races,the Derek Bell Cup for one-litre Formula Three cars from 1964 to 1970, and then in the evening the first of the two Gerry Marshall Trophy races, the opener a 60-minute two-driver bash for Group 1 saloon cars. Evening races at the West Sussex circuit are always atmosphere laden, and with a host of ‘name’ drivers set to be on-board the 70s saloons then this one should be a classic.
Sunday sees the bulk of the race action, with a variety of categories battling it out on track, with he crowd-pleasing SF Edge Trophy runners in their mighty Edwardian monsters sure to entertain!
With in excess of 500-entries Phillip Island is a major meeting, with a strong touring cars presence with Group N, and Group C and A cars. One focus will be the 30th anniversary of the first win in the world for a Ford Sierra with Dick Johnson at the wheel. It had been hoped that Johnson would be Patron of the weekend but he has to decline due to other commitments with John Bowe stepping in.
A packed schedule sees a host of five-lap races with selected long events, and a range of single-seater categories balance out the many varieties of touring car on show!