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Goodwood Members Meeting 2017 – 75MM

Nick Padmore at Goodwood Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

Goodwood Members Meeting 2017 – 75MM

The Goodwood Members Meeting 2017 – 75MM is another fantastic event in the Historic Motorsport calendar. This fantastic 3 day event shares a lot with Goodwood Revival & the Silverstone Classic. Absolutely flat out wheel-to-wheel racing on the track with hundreds of rare and priceless cars, from historic yesteryear of motorsport.

Goodwood Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

Nick Perkins in the Maserati 6CM passing John Guyatt in his Talbot-Lago T150C

What sets it apart from Revival is that it is for Members of Goodwood Road Racing Club. A limited number of tickets sales are made available to the spectating public. Making it much less crowded that Revival. It still manages to create a fantastic atmosphere though. Full access to the paddock is given, where you can walk amongst these quite lovely machines. Chat to their proud owners & equally proud mechanics, as they finish last preparations before they go off on track.

BMW 635 CSi at Goodwood Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

…just in case you forget where any of the bits go!!

My favourites were these incurable cars in the S.F. Edge Trophy from around 100 years ago, the oldest being from 1903!! I found myself drawn to the styling of the bodywork & the exposed mechanics of the engines. I was amazed by the engineering of these Edwardian racing cars, married with very basic wicker patio seats & no belts at 100mph… No Thank you!!!

Fiat S76 & Austin Hall-Scott at Goodwood Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

The mighty 28ltr Fiat S76 just edges ahead of the Austin Hall-Scott, both built in 1911

Goodwood Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

Darling…have you seen the wicker patio chairs?!!

1907 More Le Sanglier at Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

The impressive ‘Saracens Helmet’ looking front grille of the 1907 More Le Sanglier

Away from the race track…

Take a short break from the motorsport & there is still plenty to see. September’s Revival Hydrangeas had been replaced by walls of majestic golden Daffodils. In the Member’s Market, live music provided the backing track to the smokey air in the barn from all kinds of delicious hot food stalls. I for one can vouch for the steak sandwiches…. & I might have tried a bit from the Hog Roast later too!! Dotted around the beer stands were fire pits burning away creating some much welcome warmth from the wind.

Members Market at Goodwood Members Meeting 2017, motorsport photography by Ian Skelton Photograph

Fantastic live music & cooked food in the Members Market

This is my 2nd visit to Goodwood & I can honestly say I can’t wait to go back. It creates a totally unique atmosphere around motorsport I’ve never experienced anywhere else.

I hope you enjoy looking through this collection of some of my favourite photos from this very special event.

Please enjoy a large collection of photos from the event in Galleries

 

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