Pierpoint Pressure

Members Meeting | Press Article 17/04/24

More than thirty American muscle cars will vie for honours in the new-for-2017 Pierpoint Cup. Named after the 1965 British Saloon Car Champion Roy Pierpoint who famously tamed a Ford Mustang among other Detroit V8 monsters, this race is exclusively for eight-cylinder touring cars that raced up to 1966. Former BTCC champion Robb Gravett is among the favourites for honours in tomorrow’s race aboard Tony Eckford’s Mustang, but ’70s Grand Prix driver Mike Wilds is also expected to feature driving Terry Drury’s Falcon Sprint. Other stars taking to the track among the heavy metal brigade include touring car driver turned rally man, Nick Whale, in his distinctive Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 and Bill Shepherd in his vast 7-litre Galaxie 500. Expect fireworks!

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Founded by Lord March, to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood Motor Circuit in the 1950s and ‘60s, the Goodwood Members’ Meeting conjures up some of the most evocative sights and sounds from the golden era of motor racing, allowing intimate access to the cars and drivers.

The 2017 Members’ Meeting will feature 12 races in total over the two days of the event. Three of the most iconic periods in motorsport history will be celebrated with high-speed demonstration runs – 3-litre Sport Prototypes, with Italian exotica from Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, wailing V12 Matras and Cosworth DFV-engined Lolas, Mirages and more; Legends of GT1, including awesome machines from Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Ferrari and Lister alongside the incomparable McLaren F1-GTRs and Group A Touring Cars spanning the whole Group A era, including early Rover SD1s, BMW 635CSIs, Volvo 240 Turbos, Jaguar XJSs, alongside later Ford Sierra RS500s and BMW M3s.

As well as the action on the famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, the Members’ Meeting will feature a huge range of attractions for all the family off-track, including a Bonham’s auction, an exclusive event on Saturday evening and a wide variety of food and entertainment, live music and a fairground, on offer throughout.

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