In late 1959 Stirling Moss clinched the World Sports Car title for Aston Martin, winning the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood.
This was just one momentous occasion in the long tradition of great events at Goodwood. Since then, Lord March has revived the circuit in spectacular fashion, an invitation to race at the Goodwood Revival being the most sought-after ticket of the season.
Now you too can test your skills around Goodwood, the only true classic circuit left in Europe. The sweeping curves, fast straights and tricky chicane remain unmolested by Armco barriers and expansive run-offs.
There are two ways to enjoy this experience. You can join in the general test days on the first Tuesday of every month. For these you need a race licence and your car must be silenced to 105 decibels. The days are run with an open pitlane so there’s no queuing and only 20 cars are accepted each day.
Or you can book your own track day. The resident instructor is touring car ace Anthony Reid and you can hone your skills in the wheeltracks of all those famous Goodwood racers of the 1950s and 60s.
To find out more about these special days contact Mark Featherstone at the Goodwood Road Racing Company on 01243 755060 or visit the website at goodwood.co.uk/track days. Book on-line or by telephone.