Market Finds – Goodwood Members’ Meeting heroes
In our game, there few sights more memorable than a ‘naked’ Bizzarrini – as you’ll agree if you attended any of the historic Goodwood meetings in recent years. Rebuilt to Iso A3C specification, this beastly Bizza has been competitive in the most prestigious events (including the TT and Graham Hill Trophy), locking horns with Cobras, 250 SWBs and Lightweight E-types. It’s already been entered at this year’s Members' Meeting, so this is your rather attractive ticket to top-tier historic racing.
Considering the motoring royalty – both man and machine – that has graced the Goodwood circuit, holding the fastest recorded lap there is nothing to be sniffed at (although it’s a little more complicated than that, click here for an explanation and lap video). This ex-Team Surtees Lola T70 Spyder can claim that title, set in the process of winning the Bruce McLaren Trophy at last year’s Meeting.
One of the crowd’s favourite races at last year’s meeting was the John Aldington Trophy, which saw a grid’s-worth of early 2-litre Porsche 911s squirrelling around at the limit of traction (and occasionally beyond). The clear winner by some 12 seconds was this 901 – and although there is no such race at the Meeting this year, an entry to the Le Mans Classic is included with the purchase.
If you want to rub shoulders with your heroes, then the Members’ Meeting is the place to go. Should you want to take things further and step into their driving shoes, then this Ferrari 512M is the ticket. It has been entered into the Group 5 demonstration, in which Derek Bell will pilot another, equally yellow 512M – meaning you can become a ringer for ‘Dinger’ with a machine he piloted in period.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll know that Ford is returning to Le Mans this year with the new GT, 50 years after its momentous 1-2-3 victory. Marino Franchitti, one of Ford’s newly announced Works drivers, will incidentally drive this GT40 at the 74th Members’ Meeting, and you could join him. With a chassis and body by Superformance, a brand new 289 V8 built to the latest specification and fresh FIA HTP papers, the car comes complete with an invitation to compete at Goodwood in the Alan Mann Trophy, a race solely for Ford GT40s.
Photos: DK Engineering/Jeff Bloxham/Neil Fraser/Legends Automotive/Historika/Auto Addicts/Fiskens/Tim Scott/LAT