Goodwood Road Racing Club is not like other car clubs. None of the members have adenoids. Or wear Rowan trousers. Or start their sentences with “I think you’ll find…”
The members do, however, have names like Sir Stirling Moss, Chris Evans and Chris Hoy. The cars aren’t bad either - on the GRRC roster are more than 400 of the most iconic, brutal, and revered classic racers known to lunacy, from ex-Senna Lotuses to Metro 6R4 rally nutters and pristine, period-perfect original Mini Coopers.
As your keen sense of intuition will have gathered, when this club gets together, it’s something worth watching. Which is precisely what happened last weekend at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
But why haven’t you heard about it before? Because the last time the Goodwood Members Club met officially was, er, July 2, 1966… Which is why Lord March thought it’d be a good idea to get the old band back together.
He says: “The sensational selection of cars and drivers we have at this new event is just about the most diverse we’ve seen at Goodwood Motor Circuit, from some of the most beautiful 1960s sportscars ever designed to the quite incredible noise of the turbo Formula 1 machines.”
Top Gear isn’t a member of the Goodwood Members Club, but managed to sneak past security to grab you some pretty photos of some of the most significant cars in history. Now click on for our gallery and tell us what you’d drive home.