If you are a historic motor racing buff, and you can’t make it to the south of England this weekend, never fear. As reported on March 16 in the local paper, “The Chichester Observer,” the Goodwood Estate will be live streaming its 74th Members’ Meeting of the Goodwood Road & Racing Club (GRRC) to the public via its You Tube channel all weekend, March 19 and 20.
On the channel, available here, Goodwood will broadcast races, interviews, sites and sounds of the weekend. Typically, they will show races live, complete with running commentary, then recap the day with longer videos later on. For a free view of the action from the comfort of your own warm den or office (the on-site weather for last year’s early spring members’ meeting was quite cold), it’s hard to beat the quality of Goodwood’s live stream.
For a schedule of races, race groups, demonstrations, and other events, see here. Goodwood lists the schedule as a “provisional timetable,” since, as fans are well aware, at times incidents on track necessitate adjusting the day’s schedule a bit. Goodwood, however, is notorious for keeping to a pretty tight schedule. One watches in amazement as one group right after another, with little delay in between, take to the track and run their races.
If you are in the U.S. and want to watch a friend race at Goodwood this weekend, subtract back four hours from the time listed on the timetable for U.S. Eastern time. For example, if the event is listed to take place at Goodwood at noon, you would need to be watching at 8 a.m. ET to see it live via live stream.
Continuous action is one of the features those who are fans of the track in West Sussex like about its more public events like the Festival of Speed in the summer and the Revival in the fall. Many times, simultaneous action is taking place on the track, on the grounds, and even in the sky above. The members’ meeting, however, focuses on the cars, owners, and drivers of the GRRC.
For a full listing of entrants for the 74th Member’s Meeting — cars, owners, and scheduled drivers — see here. As is characteristic of Goodwood, the listing is presented by named event. Competitors race for a named trophy, such as the “Bruce McLaren Trophy” or the “Derek Bell Cup.”
This year marks the third reincarnation of the British Automobile Racing Club members’ meetings that were held for many years and then stopped. Though it is smaller in scope, these gatherings are still open to the public with Goodwood offering a limited number of tickets. For more information about Goodwood and its annual historic racing events, see its website.