JD Classics have announced their status as Official Classic Car Partner to the 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting
Classic car and historic motorsport experts JD Classics will partner the 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, campaigning five iconic racing cars during the events on March 17/18. The Essex-based firm will also be hosting an exclusive hospitality lounge for VIP guests alongside passenger rides and private paddock tours.
The JD Classics Competition Department will be on track to defend last season’s winning form, totalling 11 victories. The team’s Patrick Motorsport Rover SD1 is to return to the Members’ Meeting Gerry Marshall Trophy race, following on from its outright win last year.
The JD Ford GT40, now famous for clinching victory at the Spa Six Hours event, will honour the late Dan Gurney with a charge to the chequered flag during the Gurney Trophy – the most fitting tribute possible. Challenging the team’s GT40 will be sportscar prototypes from the early 1960s in a race not to be missed.
Taking to the track for the first time this year will be the JD Classics Costin Lister, set to tear up the tarmac during the Salvadori Cup. Fresh from consecutive victories during every Stirling Moss tribute race of the previous season, the Lister is set to be one of the most exciting attractions for this year’s event.
Also taking part is a race-prepared Jaguar MKII, battling it out with Ford Anglias and Lotus Cortinas in the Sears Trophy.
A client of JD Classics has permitted use of their Lister Knobbly for events throughout the weekend, with the Lister having been put through a comprehensive race preparation process at the company’s Essex facility. There will also be a dedicated team of race technicians for the entire Meeting programme.
Finally, JD Classics will be presenting the Ronnie Hoare Trophy race, named after the man who created the Ferrari racing outfit Maranello Concessionaires.
JD Classics founder, Derek Hood said: 'The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is one of the most amazing historic motorsport events on the calendar. With an excellent standard of racing and countless grids of rare historic motorsport legends we’re extremely proud to be the event’s Official Classic Car Partner.
'Our Competition Department is raring to get back out on track, and the whole team is looking forward to welcoming our guests into the JD Classics hospitality lounge across the weekend.'