Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2023 line-up revealed

| 8 Dec 2022
Classic & Sports Car – Goodwood Members’ Meeting line-up revealed

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An action-packed schedule has been announced for next year’s 80th Members’ Meeting on 15-16 April.

The event has become a Goodwood favourite since it was revived in 2014, harking back to the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at the Sussex circuit throughout the 1950s and ’60s.

The exciting line-up for 2023 includes a brand-new Lotus Cortina race, plus the return of some established favourites.

Classic & Sports Car – Goodwood Members’ Meeting line-up revealed
The thunderous Gerry Marshall Trophy has been renamed the Gordon Spice Trophy for 2023

The newly announced Jim Clark Trophy will commemorate 60 years of the Lotus Cortina, the 30-strong grid racing on the Sunday with some star drivers taking part.

The 2023 meeting will also see the return of the SF Edge Trophy.

This pre-war contest was missing from the 2022 schedule, so fans of Edwardian Specials will be glad about its return, with two five-lap races across the weekend.

Classic & Sports Car – Goodwood Members’ Meeting line-up revealed
Ford GT40s storm away in the Surtees Trophy at the 79th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

The popular Gerry Marshall Trophy, for 1970-’82 Group 1 saloon cars, has been renamed the Gordon Spice Trophy, following Spice’s passing in September 2021.

Celebrating the talented British tin-top racer, it will include the usual mix of Ford Capris, Rover SD1s and Mini 1275 GTs, among others.

The packed, colourful, 60-car grid will contest two heats plus a final over the course of the weekend.

Classic & Sports Car – Goodwood Members’ Meeting line-up revealed
Get up close to the racing stars in the paddocks at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting

2023 also marks 90 years since Tazio Nuvolari won the RAC Tourist Trophy, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Millie Miglia, all in the same year. Goodwood will celebrate with a grid of pre-1939 sports cars in the Trofeo Nuvolari race.

The popular Moss Trophy, for 1958-’62 closed-cockpit GTs and prototypes, will also make a welcome return.

As will the two-driver Gurney Cup, for 1960-’66 sports prototypes, last held at the 78th Members’ Meeting. Expect Ford GT40s and McLaren M1As doing battle with Lotus 23Rs, Porsche 906s and more.

Classic & Sports Car – Goodwood Members’ Meeting line-up revealed
Tickets are available now for the 80th Goodwood Members’ Meeting on 15-16 April 2023

There’s also the Threlfall Cup for front-engined Formula Junior cars, and the Hailwood Trophy for Grand Prix and Formula 750 ’bikes.

The Tony Gaze Trophy for 1948-’54 GTs is back for 2023, too, taking to the track on the Sunday as part of the 75th-anniversary celebration of motorsport at Goodwood.

Finally, the Salvadori Cup for world championship sports cars, including Jaguar D-types and Maseratis, will bring the curtain down on the meeting’s track action in serious style.

Tickets for the 80th Goodwood Members’ Meeting are available now from the event’s website, for those who are Goodwood Road and Racing Club Members and Fellows, with 15% off tickets booked before 1 January 2023.

Images: James Mann


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