Motorsport Industry Display

It is always great to see our sport recognised within the world of professional motorsport, and in recent years that has been happening more as more as Speed Hillclimbing starts to gain more respect in the wider motorsport community.

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Gould GR59 on display at Goodridge HQ


Last week one of the newest top-line hillclimb cars on the scene formed part of a display for a Motorsport Industry Association event down in Devon.

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Shelsley Aston Display

The ‘Big One’ at Shelsley Walsh each August is always one of the biggest events in the hillclimb calendar and always has a large crowd, a great entry and a celebration or theme from the history of British Motorsport.

Aston Martin Racing


This year’s theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of that most classic of British marques, Aston Martin. The hallowed 1000 yards of Shelsley will reverberate to the sound of Astons from all ages.

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Spotted at…. The Autosport Show!

As always, there were lots of familiar faces at the NEC over the two trade days of Thursday & Friday. Several drivers, journos and a few other familiar faces were spotted in the crowd, including:

  • Bill Chaplin & Phil Cooke
  • Chris Aspinall
  • Terry Graves & Paul Crute
  • John Chalmers
  • Clive Austin
  • Tim Painter & Andrew Fraser
  • Laurie & James Richie
  • Terry & Trish Davis
  • Our Correspondent
  • Steve Marr
  • Will Hall & Paul ‘DAD’ Danby
  • Wallace Menzies & Andy Smith
  • Mike Treg0ning
  • Simon Marsh & Richard Hollingworth
  • David Hunter
  • Nick Skidmore
  • Richard Marshall
  • Steve Broughton
  • Allan Warburton
  • Ash Mason
  • Mick & Sue Howlett
  • Duncan Cowpar
  • Graham Boulter
  • Andy Short

There will undoubtedly be many others we either missed or have forgotten, so many apologies if we didn’t spot you!

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The Goodridge stand at the show during the ‘set-up’ day on Wednesday

Sir Stirling Moss Announces Retirement

Sir Stirling Moss, the living legend of motorsport (and surely the Greatest Living Englishman), announced his retirement from motor racing to this afternoon. He pulled his Porsche RS61 into the pits during practice for the this weekends Le Mans Legends race and announced that he was hanging up his helmet with immediate effect.

The four time F1 World Championship runner up, who is just a couple of months shy of his 82nd birthday, started his competition carreer at Prescott Hillclimb in 1948. He has competed in historic racing ever since his professional carreer ended in a horrible accident at Goodwood in 1962.

Sir Stirling, we will really miss seeing you in action on the track, but hope that you & Lady Moss can now enjoy your retirement!

Sir Stirling Moss, with Richard Noble OBE, at Goodridge's 40th Anniversary, July 2009