Goodwood adds new race to Members' Meeting
To celebrate pre- and post-war Specials, the Bolster Cup will make its debut at March's 76th Members' Meeting
Goodwood has announced an all-new race for its 76th Members’ Meeting this year in celebration of vintage specials.
The inaugural Bolster Cup will celebrate the pioneering spirit of the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb and Brooklands ‘specials’ builders and will feature a grid of both pre- and post-war cars.
It is hoped that the Bolster Cup will provide a ‘David vs Goliath’ content with Bentley, Delage and aero-engined specials pitched against GNs, Morgans and Austins.
It takes the name from brothers John and Richard Bolster who built pre-war specials. They built their first car, ‘Bloody Mary’, while still in school and it was created to ‘drive around a field as dangerously as possible’.
During its time as a hillclimb car, ‘Bloody Mary’ eventually produced 200bhp to propel only 230kg. Although Richard died while serving for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, John enjoyed notable success in motorsport. He latterly went on to become a journalist and broadcaster, and was a founding member of Autosport magazine – sister title to AutoClassics.
‘Bloody Mary’ will be on display at the Members’ Meeting on March 17-18 while another of Richard’s Specials – the Richard Bolster Special – will take its place on the grid.
Other races confirmed include the headline Gerry Marshall Trophy and Sprint grids for 1970-82 Group 1 saloon cars and the Gurney Cup, named in honour of the late American racing legend Dan Gurney, who passed away in mid-January.
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