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75MM to celebrate Group A Touring Car icons

25 January 2017

The 75th Members’ Meeting (75MM) will celebrate some of the most competitive touring cars ever to hit the circuit, 30 years after the inaugural World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) took place in 1987.

Taking place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit from 18 to 19 March, Goodwood Road Racing Club Members and racegoers will witness two batches of Group A greats. The early Group A machines, including BMW 635s, Jaguar XJSs, Rover SD1s and Volvo 240 Turbos, will group together, while the younger RS500s, M3s and Alfa Romeo 75s will grace the track in a later demo.

Running for a single year in 1987, the WTCC was open to cars complying with the FIA’s Group A regulations. The championship featured legendary names such as Roberto Ravaglia, Emanuele Pirro and Johnny Cecotto piloting BMW M3s and battling with the Ford Sierra RS500s of German aces Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Niedzwiedz and British Touring Car Championship front runners Steve Soper and Andy Rouse.

The Group A regulations helped spawn numerous unlikely racers, and the demonstrations will pay homage to the diversity of the era with Rover SD1s, Jaguar XJSs, Ford Mustangs and Volvo 240 Turbos sharing the Goodwood asphalt alongside the Touring Car greats.

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