Historic Formula 1 building to open its doors at 81st Members’ Meeting

Members Meeting | Press Article 19/04/24

  • The Tyrrell Shed - former home of Ken Tyrrell’s World Championship-winning Formula 1 team - is now located at the Goodwood Motor Circuit
  • It will be open to members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club for an exclusive preview at the 81st Members’ Meeting.
  • The 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport takes place Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April.
  • Tickets are on sale at com and can be purchased by Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

Goodwood is delighted to announce that an important part of motor racing history, which has been saved from demolition and relocated to the Goodwood Motor Circuit, will be open for an exclusive preview at the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport.

The ‘Tyrrell Shed’ is a 6m x 21m wooden building, whose humble exterior hides a remarkable history. Until 1976 it was home to Tyrrell Racing - one of the most groundbreaking Formula 1 teams of all time. Even after the team moved assembly of its cars into a purpose-built factory next door, the shed continued to serve a function, as a fabrication shop and then for storage. We are thrilled that the building has found a new, permanent home at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit.

When Ken Tyrrell first established his team in 1958, he set up in an ex-military issue shed in the yard of his family’s timber business. Having competed in lower formulae from 1958-67, with an impressive roll-call of drivers including such future stars as John Surtees and Jacky Ickx, Tyrrell entered Formula 1 in 1968, with an up-and-coming Scottish driver by the name of Jackie Stewart. The rest, as they say, is history. Narrowly missing out on the championship in 1968, Stewart and Tyrrell dominated the 1969 season using Matra chassis. They would go on to win again in 1971 and 1973, by now using Tyrrell chassis, all of which were built in the shed.

And it wasn’t all about Sir Jackie. Francois Cevert, Jody Scheckter, Patrick Depailler and Michele Alboreto all won grands prix for the team, which also launched the careers of the likes of Didier Pironi, Martin Brundle, Stefan Bellof and Jean Alesi.

On two separate occasions, the Tyrrell Shed helped conceal the best-kept secret in Formula 1. First, in 1970, Ken, chief designer Derek Gardner and a small team of mechanics and engineers created Tyrrell 001 - the team’s first chassis of their own manufacture. Then, in 1976, they unveiled P34 - the legendary six-wheeled car. On both occasions, nobody outside the close-knit team had any idea of the cars’ existence.

Having stood in rural Surrey for more than 70 years, the shed (which had originally been intended as a temporary structure!) faced an uncertain future, before Goodwood was approached to save it from demolition. After a careful period of sensitive restoration, it was dismantled and transported from its original location in Ockham Village to the Hurricane Lawn at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, where it is set to open to Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club at the 81st Members’ Meeting in April.

Great care has been taken to retain as much originality as possible, right down to stickers on the walls, creating a tangible sense of ‘the ghosts of the past’. When Ken Tyrrell eventually sold his team in 1998, it became BAR, then Honda, Brawn and finally Mercedes-AMG. Stepping into the building now, it is impossible to imagine that the roots of the all-conquering Mercedes F1 team can be traced to this 126 sq/m wooden shed!

After this sneak peak at the 81st Members’ Meeting, the Tyrrell Shed will be officially opened to the general public at the Goodwood Revival on Sunday 8 September.

Tickets for the 81st Members’ Meeting are exclusively available to Goodwood Road Racing Club Members and Fellows here. Further information about joining the Fellowship, including the host of benefits on offer, is available here.


Notes to Editors:

81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will take place on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2024.

Tickets can be purchased by Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club at or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.


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About the 81st Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an access-all-areas, epic weekend of motor racing, hosted by and exclusively for the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, car launches, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment, along with the very best food and drink.

Founded by the Duke of Richmond, the annual event aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.


About Audrain Motorsport
Audrain Motorsport is all about the chance to share extraordinary experiences centred around the way you want to engage with cars and motorcycles. No matter where your passion connects, on a tour, rally or back country drive; exploring the limits of your car and your talent against the clock on a track; as an insider at the world’s leading Concours d’Elegance and historic races; or sharing conversation with the movers, shakers and legends of the motoring world in an intimate setting, we are here to make it possible.

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About the Goodwood Road Racing Club
The Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) is the community of motorsport enthusiasts at the core of Goodwood’s iconic events and motoring legacy. The club is a growing community of all ages who share The Duke of Richmond’s passion for motorsport.

With a host of benefits, entry fellowship status is open to all at just £79 per year. Joining the GRRC Fellowship is the only way to become a full GRRC Member.