Goodwood launches exclusive two-day racing festival

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No sooner has the Revival finished than Lord March has announced plans for an exclusive Members' Meeting at the circuit, reviving the BARC events that took place at Goodwood between 1948 and 1966 and planning to creat the same relaxed, uncrowded atmosphere.

The new event, which will take place on 29-30 March 2014, will be the 72nd Members' Meeting and will be an invitation-only weekend of 'racing and entertainment'.

It will be open to all members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club and a limited number of guests and despite promising to 'celebrate Britishness in Goodwood's own unique and inimitable style' one of the highlights next year is likely to be an all-Bugatti race.

The event will also host grids of later cars than the Revival including Group 1 Saloons from the 1970s, as well as on-track displays from turbo-era F1 cars, the long-tailed Le Mans cars of the 1970-'80s and the awesome Group B rally cars.

GRRC members will have much better access than for the Revival meeting, including viewing from the Pit Lane roof, while infield parking will also be offered for classics (more than 30 years old) or 'exceptional' cars.

Off-track, the spirit of the early days of the Revival is being promised with traditional smart dress, and the promise of no commercial advertising, plus communal dining, fireworks and a huge bonfire.

The announcement of the event is expected to have a big impact on GRRC membership applications, even though there is currently a waiting list.

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The lead photograph shows Derek Bell winning in a Lotus 41 at a BARC Members' Meeting at Goodwood in June 1966

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