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Pure Sounds: Nick Padmore Storms Goodwood in a 1977 BMW 530i

Submitted by on September 29, 2017

1977 BMW 530i at the 75th Goodwood Members Meeting

Turn this one up, and enjoy the magic sounds of a 1977 BMW 530i on full song as Nick Padmore storms through the field of the Gerry Marshall Trophy at the 75th Members Meeting.

The Gerry Marshall Trophy is an hour-long two driver race that includes mandatory pitstops for driver changes. It features Group 1 saloons that raced in Europe in the ’70s and early ’80s.

The video sees Padmore starting from the back of the field, storming his way up the order over the course of a few action-packed laps. He’s very tidy at the wheel and has the race craft to match, nailing people time and time again under brakes and through the corners.

Crank your speakers, and enjoy.

Bonus lap: in 2015 Padmore set a new outright lap record at the track, putting in an absolutely nailed 1:18.2 in a Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder. He outpaced the previous 1:18.9 set by Andrew Smith, also in a Lola-Chev T70 Spyder, back in 2010.

The official record at the circuit is still honoured as the time set jointly by Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart in the 1965 Sunday Mirror International Trophy, before the circuit closed in 1966. They ran a 1:20.4 in the race, which Clark won ahead of Graham Hill and Jack Brabham.

Bonus bonus lap: if you have some spare time this weekend, why not enjoy the full Gerry Marshall Trophy race at the 75th Members Meeting?

MORE: 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting – Widescreen Gallery

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