From King Charles II and the creation of the Dukedom of Richmond in 1672, to the purchase of Goodwood by the family in 1697, to what is now England’s premier sporting estate, the Goodwood story spans over 300 years. This talk covers the fascinating life of Freddie March, the 9th Duke, and successful Brooklands racer. You will learn about Goodwood’s role in the Second World War and the creation of RAF Westhampnett within the estate. The race circuit came into being after the war, and Goodwood’s glory years were 1948 to 1966, when the circuit closed for racing. A successful campaign was fought in the 1990s to return racing to Goodwood, resulting in the Goodwood Revival, first run in 1998.
Harry Sherrard’s dedication to all things motoring saw him compete extensively and become a demonstration driver for Aston Martin, amongst many other adventures. He has a 30 year association with Goodwood instructing at the circuit, being involved with the campaign for the return of racing, and driving in both the Revival and the Festival of Speed.
In 2014 Harry published his motoring biography, ‘Taking Part’.
The evening will begin at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. A bar will be available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks and tea and coffee. The evenings will conclude at around 10.00 pm. Tickets are £10.00 each for non-members; £7.50 for members. For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on 01590 614792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The National Motor Museum will be not be open at this event.