Touring Car Titans

Members Meeting | Press Article 17/04/24

Touring car racing has long been a central theme at Goodwood, both in period and since the circuit reopened in 1998. This year, the Members’ Meeting is honouring the much-missed Group A category that blossomed during the 1980s. A wide variety of cars that competed in period have been taking to the track over the course of the weekend, ranging from the sublime (Jaguar XJ-S) to the faintly ridiculous (the ultra-rapid Volvo 240 Turbo ‘Flying Brick) via Rover SD1 Vitesse, BMW M3 and Sierra RS500. Not only that, ’80s tin-top heroes such as Steve Soper and Roberto Ravaglia have been steering them.

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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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