Some of us involved with the JMH Tribute Site and the recent book have been and are working closely with Goodwood staff to ensure that the final result is what everyone would expect from a Goodwood period set!
This is being prepared as a subtle way of acknowledging the 50 years since the passing of Mike Hawthorn. Mike obviously had an illustrious and formidable racing career here at Goodwood and they were keen to commemorate that and came up with this idea.
As well as being set up internally with period spares, signs, photos and so on, there will be up to two cars on the inside, probably undergoing some 'maintenance', featuring at least one of Mike's original Rileys, plus approximately eight cars outside for visitors to look at that have some relation to Mike or the garage over its years. We should have at least four original cars that Mike physically owned.
We'll also have various people there that worked at the garage in East Street between 1950 and 1967 (some with Leslie and/or Mike) and they will be pleased to talk to visitors about the garage and their memories. All members of TNF are especially welcome of course and I'll hopefully be there a fair amount of the time over the three days.
The set is located on the outside of the circuit track itself near to the funfair and traders area (behind the chicane/grandstand).
More to follow soon - below is the garage set from last year, plus a very young Mike with his father Leslie at the original wooden TT Garage in Hale Road, Farnham, and scenes from the later East Street garage workshop.
I'll update this as and when more info is available. We are still open to (sensible ) suggestions for the set if anyone has ideas. Set building starts in a few weeks time.
Edited by tonyb, 05 August 2009 - 14:51.