The Cobra Drivers Club (TCDC) is extremely pleased to announce this exciting two day event taking place at the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. The event is open to all owners of original, continuation and recreation Cobra 260, 289, 427 and Daytona, Sunbeam Tiger 260, 289 & Le Mans, Mustang 289, 350, 390, 460 & 500 (classic & modern), plus all models of the GT40 and Ford GT.
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Day 1 Sunday 17th May 2015
Arriving at The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel & Spa for breakfast, registration and a drivers briefing, you will then set off on a two stage scenic rally of the Sussex Downs of some 130 miles, which will be run under an MSA touring assembly permit. Prior to setting out on the road section of the rally, TCDC have arranged privileged and exclusive access to Goodwood House and the legendary “Festival Of Speed” hill climb course for you to enjoy a run up the hill.
From the top of Park Road you then head off on the morning stage of the scenic rally through the picturesque Sussex Downs, returning to The Goodwood Motor Circuit where entrants will enjoy a private lunch in the old control tower building.
After lunch, we then set out on the afternoon stage of the scenic rally, which takes in some beautiful driving roads, stunning scenery and picturesque villages before returning to the Hilton Hotel, where you can check into your bedroom in plenty of time for the “Legends” gala dinner and prize giving ceremony that evening. You will also be able to enjoy the full facilities of the hotel's health club & spa, an ideal treat for your wife/girl friend/partner.
Prior to the gala dinner, there will be a welcome drinks reception in the private Ballroom. This will be followed by a 3 course dinner with tea/coffee.
Joining us from the USA is our VIP guest for the evening the famous Shelby American team driver Allen Grant. Allen has a wealth of stories to tell of his time racing for Shelby American in the 60's and of Carroll Shelby himself. It is a privilege to have Allen join us.
Prizes will be given for:-
Best presented Sunbeam Tiger
Best presented GT40
Best presented Mustang
Best presented Cobra
Most suitably attired crew
“Spirit” of the Sussex GT
Farthest travelled entrant (not on a trailer)
After the prize giving there will be an “open mike” question & answer session where you will have the opportunity to ask Allen questions about his racing career.
Day 2 Monday 18th May 2015
Following breakfast on Monday morning and checking out of your bedroom, it’s then time to head to The Goodwood Motor Circuit.
TCDC and entrants have the exclusive use of the circuit and all of its facilities for the whole day. Our VIP guest will still be on hand and this will be your chance to talk to Allen in person and also have any books or memorabilia signed.
You will be allocated one of the historic pit shelters to park and ready your car in preparation for the day’s activities. You will also have full access to the pit lane and the Sir Jackie Stewart pavilion which is TCDC headquarters for the day. After the drivers safety briefing, which you must attend, you will be issued with a wrist band which will gain you access to the circuit. There will be 15 minute sessions running throughout the day (openpit lane) with a 1 hour break for lunch. During the lunch break you are free to make your own arrangements either at The Goodwood Aero Club or the NAFFI wagon.
For your track sessions you will be called forward into the pit lane by the marshals in good time to enjoy your Goodwood circuit experience. The noise limit for the day is 105DB @ three quarters maximum revs when measured at 0.5 meters from the exhaust. See Maplin mini sound meter here.
During the day there will also be an ARDS instructor on hand to give you tuition/advice on the Goodwood circuit and also coach you on driving technique.
Numbers are limited to 50 cars only for this event, so it is suggested that you book early to secure your place for what promises to be a truly memorable experience.
Notable entrants for the 2014 event were Sir Paul Vestey in the 1963 AC Cars Le Mans Cobra 39PH, Mr Tony Eckford in the historic 1964 Sunbeam Lister Tiger Le Mans, Mr Nigel Hulme with his Superformance Cobra Daytona Coupe, Mr David Collins in his GT40 MK2, Mr Colin Newbold in his Hawk/Kirkham 289, Mr Phil Riley in his Cobra 427, Mr Tony Tomaselli & Mr Bob McDowall in their Sunbeam Tigers and Mr Roger King in his beautiful Mustang GT390.
Download full details of the Sussex GT package available to entrants SUSSEX GT PACKAGE
Download an individual entrant entry form INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FORM
Download a crew of two entrant entry form CREW OF TWO ENTRY FORM
Should you have any questions regarding this event, or require any additional information, then please do not hesitate to contact us
Phone. 0141 956 5626
Mobile. 07876 211785