Five-foot shields hang from the ceiling of the Great Hall, live classical musicians entertain guests in tea tents, and over 300,000 daffodils specially planted for just the event! These were just a few of the joys of Goodwood’s 72nd Members’ Meeting—and we’ve not even gotten to the cars yet!
Yet again, Lord March and his team have pulled off an incredible event after it was dormant for almost 48 years. From 1948 to 1966, the Members’ Meetings were only open to Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) members which is how the 72nd meeting continued, making it a very prestigious, exclusive event with only 14,000 spectators walking through the Goodwood gates, nearly a tenth of the crowds that flow through the doors of the Revival weekend. There was no elbow jabbing just to get a glimpse of the track through the ten-deep crowds or segregation between those with the proper badges to enter a certain paddock and those without. From mere public guests such as myself to attending celebrities including Chris Evans, Nick Mason and Rowan Atkinson, the event was bonded by those that have a deep love and enthusiasm for the world of classic racing.