Group C came to Members Meeting

April 10, 2022
Group C came to Members Meeting

The Goodwood team always work hard on their motorsport events. Keeping a majority of the crowd pleasing favourite races each year but adding a little sprinkle of magic. Goodwood 79MM was no exception, Group C came to Goodwood Members Meeting. Having worked with Alex Lawrence at last year’s Goodwood Revival, I was delighted to be teaming up with him again on another fantastic project.

His brief was to create a ‘hero’ image of the Rothmans Porsche 956 at night for Girardo & Co. My task was to be his Debbie McGee and help him create magic with some light-painting…. more commonly known as a 2 legged voice activated light stand!!

man light painting porsche 956
Yours truly light-painting the Girardo Porsche 956

Together we manoeuvred the 956 around the paddock where it took pride of place in front a row of more incredible Group C Porsche 956 and 962 cars. The technique involves taking several images from exactly the same place, each will contribute a key element to the final image. Alex would then blend these separate images all together to create our ‘Hero’.

4 images & light painting blended together to create the final image

Over the next hour we worked up quite a sweat pushing the car into different positions… not to mention quite a crowd of photographers behind us. All keen to take advantage of our set up & extra lighting….rude not to I guess, I probably would too!!

Paddock Display

Meanwhile, out on track…

They weren’t here just to pose in the paddock. Group C came to Members Meeting to put on a demonstration too. On Saturday the crowd were treated to a dozen or so laps as the sun was setting. Lights blazing it was easy to imagine we were standing at Le Mans.

Lavant or Le Mans… you decide
Sunday brought a second helping when Group C came to Members Meeting

If our eyes had the pleasure of watching the Group C Porsches go around the track, it was time to give our ears a treat too. The Formula One V10 era demonstration definitely ticked that box for us. The noise these lovely cars from the 90s make, even holding back behind the safety car is nothing short of awesome!!

Is it possible to hear a photograph???
Nick Padmore, in the former Derek Warwick Arrows A11

We’ve covered 2 of our senses, we might as well make it a hat trick…. Smell.

The smell of burning rubber wafted down the Pit Straight as the Drifting demonstration took to the track. These 1000bhp monsters quite literally eat rubber for lunch. Very different from the usual Goodwood track action but the crowd loved it.

In the Paddock, life was a little calmer…

Wherever I lay my hat….that’s my car
….how long until next race?
Frazer Nash
Always happy when I’m racing

By Skelly

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