Goodwood Members Meeting 2019 – 77MM

The Goodwood Members Meeting & Revival weekend are my absolute favourite events of the year. Goodwood has a unique atmosphere which comes from its ability to feel almost trapped in time. I always feel somehow transported back to those pioneering days of British Motor Racing. This year, the Goodwood Members Meeting 2019 – 77MM, made a special celebration for 60 years of the Mini…. & spectacular it was too!

In the Paddock as ever there were some stunning racing cars at every point you cared to look. Access & respect for these cars is unprecedented. Spectators are able to spend time chatting to drivers & mechanics, looking at the detail of these historic racing beauties.

Mechanic working on a Mini

It just needs a little tap!!

It always makes me smile how craftsmanship from yesteryear is still in use today… though perhaps starting to show the odd sign of wear & tear!!

Goodwood Members Meeting – 77MM had a great mix of old & slightly more modern racing cars. Some old & very popular favourites…

Flame spitting Beast of Turin

Were joined by some equally dramatic more modern newcomers….

Sunday…

The quickest 30 Minis from the previous day’s 2 Qualifying Sessions would form up the grid for today’s Betty Richmond Trophy. What a race it turned out to be too! 15 or so laps of the Goodwood track treated us to incredible ‘door handle’ to ‘door handle’ racing.

Mini on race track

Late afternoon sun creates a great silhouette

Amazing trust & respect from the drivers meant at times there was barely a cigarette paper between them… but not a mark on the paintwork to show for it. Proper committed racing, how it should be done (rant over!!) You could see the drivers enjoyed the battle as much as we did.

Racing drivers embrace

Nick Padmore & Nick Swift celebrate a hard fought battle

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

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