Formula 5000 field for Goodwood Members’ Meeting announced
A Surtees and championship-winning McLaren will undertake laps of the Goodwood Motor Circuit in celebration of 50 years of F5000
The line-up for the high-speed demonstrations of Formula 5000 cars at this year’s 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting has been confirmed, with Surtees and McLaren both featuring.
Across the March 17/18 weekend, the 50th anniversary of F5000 will be celebrated in a series of laps by the 5-litre, V8-powered cars.
Formed in 1968 as a class in the Sports Car Club of America’s Formula A category, F5000 was originally intended as a low-cost single-seater series before eventually morphing into a closed-wheel championship in an effort to revive Can-Am.
Among the cars set to appear is the only Surtees TS11 still running, as well as the McLaren M10B that took future Formula 1 race-winner Peter Gethin to the 1970 Guards European Formula 5000 Championship, his second title in a row. A brace of Beggs from Christchurch, New Zealand will also run.
Sports car ace Brian Redman is also confirmed to appear at the Members’ Meeting. He competed in F5000 through the 1970s, and won a record 16 races in the US series and claimed three consecutive titles as a result – beating the likes of Mario Andretti, Al Unser and Alan Jones to the spoils.
‘I loved racing in F5000 – at home and abroad,’ Redman said. ‘They were enormous fun on the limit – it’s such a treat to be invited by the Duke of Richmond to sample these great cars again at the Members’ Meeting. I can’t wait!’
Images courtesy of LAT
Classic Cars for Sale
1969 Plymouth Road Runner Factory “M” Code 440 Six Pack. Restored by JULIUS CARS (King of Mopar Restorations). EXTREMELY Collectible. www.motorcarcompany.com Body Style: 2dr Hardtop Coupe Engine: 8-cyl. 440cid/390hp 3x2bbl Six Pack M-Code Engine 3 Holley 2-Barrell Carburetors VIN: RM23M9A294942 Exterior Color: R4 Performance Red Interior Color: Black Transmission
Signal Red with a tan leather interior and matching convertible top. This numbers matching 190SL Roadster drives as well as it looks. It was restored and comes with detailed restoration records as well as its original owner’s manual, service records. The original Solex carburetors also accompany this 190SL as it has been upgraded with Weber carburetors to improve the drivability.
1956 Austin-Healey 100M LeMans Roadster Rare Factory-Installed Le Mans Modifications Body-Off Restoration Completed in 2012 Certified by the 100M Registry Matching-Numbers Certification by the BMIHT FIVA Inspected and Approved Low-Mileage Example Body Style: 2dr Roadster Engine: 2,660 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Two SU HS6 Carburetors (110 BHP) VIN: BN2L229821 E
Black paint 1968 Camaro great looks and performance, 350CI engine, automatic transmission, red vinyl interior. The front buckets and rear seats bring interior together perfectly. Options include air conditioning, AM/FM radio, power steering, power brakes, seat belts, radial tires, alloy rims. This is a very clean car.