Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit
Legendary racing drivers raise over £125,000 for charity – in one day
At Veloce the most exclusive track day in the UK
Legendary racing drivers from the world of F1 and major motorsports events including Le Mans raised over £125,000 for charity at the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit Today (Wednesday)
The exclusive Veloce track days enabled invited guests to pay for individual sessions with the famous drivers who this year included: Derek Bell, Damon Hill, Darren Turner, Marino Franchitti, Nick Fry, Richard Attwood and Ross Brawn and the event, now in its third year was sold out.
The drivers used a variety of cars including a 1903 Mercedes 60 HP
1907 Itala, 1910 Fiat S76 ‘Beast of Turin’, 1930 Bentley Speed Six, 1932 Alfa 8C Monza, 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans, 1934 Invicta S Type, 1952 Jaguar C-Type, 1953 Aston Martin DB3S, 1954 Jaguar D-Type, 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione, 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Low-Drag, 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1966 Ford GT40 MkII, 1968 Ford GT40, 2014 McLaren P1, 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder 2015 LaFerrari Aperta.
The Track day is the brainchild of Peter Neumark the Chairman of Classic Motor Cars Ltd, based in Bridgnorth in Shropshire who has supported numerous charities over recent years and who is a lifelong classic car and motorsport enthusiast.
Peter said: “This is certainly the track day of the year with famous drivers, driving legendary cars, to raise money for deserving charities. What could be better?”
Claire Cosgrove, Head of Fundraising and Communications, Hope for Tomorrow said
‘Veloce really is the ‘Greatest Track Day on Earth’ and Hope for Tomorrow, it’s racing driver patrons and supporters are thrilled to be involved. This fundraising day will go a long way towards ‘keeping the wheels turning on our Mobile Cancer Care Units. Our thanks go to Peter and the people at V Management’
The Halow project is a growing community-based charity, based in Guildford, Surrey. The charity supports young people aged 16+ with a learning disability on their journey into and through adult life.
Helene Williams, Fund raising manager for the charity said: “ We are delighted to be part of Veloce today, and being of one of the beneficiary charities of this great event; such support means a lot to our small charity and our Young People. We couldn’t wait to see all the drivers racing today, and our Patron Damon Hill OBE.