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Little Classics News: 19 March 2015

JD Classics Roll Out Three Racers for Goodwood Members’ Meeting

JD Classics Rover SD1

Classic car specialist JD Classics will field three expertly prepared competition classic cars at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting on 21-22 March.

JD Classics’ historically important and diverse entries consist of an ex-Patrick Motorsport Rover SD1, a Lola T70 and a Connaught A-Type. Each will be hoping to continue from JD Classics’ 2014 racing success, including victories at Le Mans Classic, Monaco Historique and Donington Historic Festival.

The 1980 Rover 3500 SD1 will be driven by Goodwood Road and Racing Club journalist Chris Harris and JD Classics’ own Chris Ward in the Gerry Marshall Trophy, an event for saloon cars that raced between 1970 and 1982. It’s a race that the JD Classics Rover won at last year’s Members’ Meeting.

JD Classics Lola T70 Spyder

JD Classics’ second race entry, the Lola T70 Spyder, was produced in 1965 and underwent a full JD Classics mechanical overhaul in 2014. It led for most of its race at Goodwood Revival in 2014, before being nudged off the track on the penultimate lap, leading to a sixth-place finish. This year at the 73rd Members’ Meeting it’ll be driven in the Bruce McLaren Trophy by Alex Buncombe, who drove the JD Classics ex-Fangio Jaguar C-type to victory at Monaco Historique and Le Mans Classic.

Completing the JD Classics line up is a 1952 Connaught A-Type originally driven by Sir Stirling Moss at the Italian Grand Prix in 1952. A JD customer will be taking to the wheel of the Ecurie Ecosse Connaught in the Hawthorn Trophy at this year’s 73rd Members Meeting. Designed to honour Formula One world champion, Mike Hawthorn, the race is made up of single-seaters from the ‘50s, including Ferraris, Maseratis, BRMs and Vanwalls.



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