Of all the different kinds of racing car there are, touring cars are by far the easiest to relate to. They just look like modified versions of the saloons you see pounding the streets every day. The fact the racing is often fast and furious is an added bonus.
Even when the cars reach 30 or 40 years old the racing is still just as fierce and combines with a heavy nostalgia for once-common cars that are now very rare. It’s a heady mix.
The Blue Ribband event for Seventies Group 1 (lightly modified) touring cars is the Gerry Marshall Trophy at the Goodwood Member’s Meeting, held in memory of one of the greatest saloon car racers of all time.
Everything from tiny Minis to hulking-great V8 Chevrolet Camaros, via hordes of 3.0-litre Ford Capris, take to the track in one the most closely fought races of the Meeting. The video here gives a taster of the action and gets the thoughts of the drivers, some of whom raced the same kind of cars back in the day. Click here to see the full race – it’s well worth your time.
By Only Motors