2015 Goodwood Members Meeting Bruce McLaren Trophy – 1960-’66 prototype sports cars: Winner and lap record, Nick Padmore Lola T70 Mk2 Spider.
A burst of noise signalled the start of the Bruce McLaren Trophy Can-Am race, and Jay Esterer (Chinook Mk2) and Nicholas Padmore (Lola T70) streaked away into the distance on their own. Sadly, Esterer’s car slowed and he pitted, and thereafter Padmore was in no danger of being caught. During the race, John Minshaw set a new lap record in his T70 (which he later crashed), only to have the lap record broken again by Padmore with a 1:18.217.
Published on Mar 23, 2015
Nick Padmore sets the Goodwood Circuit lap record with a time of 1.18.217 (average speed of 110.46mph) in Phil Hall's 1966 Team Surtees Lola T70 Spyder, prepared by Complete Motorsport Solutions, in the Bruce McLaren Trophy at the 73rd Goodwood Members' Meeting (22/03/15).
Legends are pleased to announce that we are moving and will now be a part of the Bicester Heritage site. We see this change as more than a simple move and as an opportunity to relocate to a special environment focused on the historic motor industry attracting well respected companies spanning many specialities. The founders of Bicester Heritage are shaping something unique for the automotive and aviation enthusiast! please visit www.bicesterheritage.co.uk
Our target move in date is March 1st 2015 and all cars can be viewed from now on at the Heritage site by appointment. All telephone numbers and internet addresses remain unchanged.
This is a fabulous “under the radar” event that follows the spectacular original 66 kilometre Mugello circuit. I was invited to drive with Nigel Parry in his Lotus 47. The most incredible part of this event being the fact that 40 kilometres of road is closed to the public! Following Nanni Galli in his Abarth at full chat screaming through Italian villages is a treasured memory. Melvin was unable to drive as he was waiting for eye surgery, however he was lucky enough to ride along with Andrew Mitchell’s AC Aceca that was briskly driven and beautifully turned out.