Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises over £100k for Charity

Legendary racing drivers from the world of F1 and major motorsport descended on the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit on Wednesday 25th September for a very special track day event organised by Veloce, all in the aid of cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow and the Halow Project. Take to the Road was there to take in the action on what was a superb day of charity racing.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
A stunning 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO waits at the paddock exit

Now in it’s third year, the Veloce Trackday is the brainchild of Peter Neumark the Chairman of Classic Motor Cars Ltd, who has supported numerous charities over recent years and who is a lifelong classic car and motorsport enthusiast.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
One of the stars of the day a 1953 Aston Martin DB3S

The exclusive Veloce track days enables invited guests to pay for individual sessions with famous drivers. This year saw motorsport legends Derek Bell, Damon Hill, Darren Turner, Marino Franchitti, Nick Fry, Richard Attwood and Ross Brawn take to the track in a wonderful selection of rare and precious historic race cars.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Ross Brawn gets into his 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB which was raced in period by Sir Sterling Moss

The weather on the day threatened to ruin the spectacle for drivers, their passengers and spectators. However the wet autumnal conditions did little to dampened the spirits in the paddock as the cars and their A list drivers made their way to Goodwood’s iconic grid.

The Goodwood Paddock taken over by a very special selection of racers

The Veloce Track Day kicked off on the Wednesday morning with a relaxed gathering of cars and their drivers in the paddock, before making their way to the grid for a photoshoot followed by a brisk warm up lap around the track.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
A rare Bugatti Type 35 heads out of the paddock
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Historic cars of all ages assemble on the grid
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
The fabulous 1932 Alfa 8C Monza on the grid
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
The iconic Ferrari 250 GTO waiting to race
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Invited guests enjoying the cars on the famous Goodwood Grid
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Peter Neumark chats with Le Man legend Derek Bell
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
F1 Champion Damon Hill talks about his drive for the day the Aston Martin DB3S
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Ross Brawn introduces his Ferrari 250 SWB
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Aston Martin Racing driver Darren Turner
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Le Man winner Richard Attwood enjoying some banter
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Drivers gather for a quick photo before the start of the days racing

With the pleasantries complete the drivers took the cars out for a warmup lap before returning to the pits and collecting their paying passengers for their opportunity of a life time lap of Goodwood.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Warmup lap about to begin
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
And they are off!
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
The 1903 Mercedes 60 HP leads the vintage cars into the pits
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Followed by the 1932 Alfa 8C Monza and the 1934 Invicta S Type

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Nick Fry, former Mercedes F1 Team Principle…
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
…. waiting in the 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans

With their passengers all aboard the cars headed to the track for two laps before coming back into the pits to collect their next batch of paying passengers. The sight and sound of these fabulous machines as they roared out of the pit lane and around the circuit was just sublime.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
All aboard and ready to race
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k
Derek Bell heads out in the 1930 Bentley Speed Six

While drivers and their cars were restricted to a 70MPH speed limit on the track, it was easy to tell it was a fun and breathtaking experience for their passengers, who enjoyed a view rarely experienced by many on the famous Goodwood tarmac. The car driven by Derek Bell was the 1930 Bentley Speed Six “Old No 3”, a famous historic Bentley, which was on display at this years Concours Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, as part of the Bentley Centenary celebrations.



Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
That brisk fresh air feeling you can only get with a 1903 Mercedes 60 HP
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
A thumbs up from the lucky passenger in the 1907 Itala
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Enjoying the Invicta experience
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
The Ferrari 250 SWB on track
Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Enjoying the ride with Damon Hill in the Aston Martin

Commenting on the growing popularity of the Veloce Track Day, Peter Neumark 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?”

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Derek Bell blasting down the main straight

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”.

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity
Richard Attwood stretching the legs of the 1954 Jaguar D-Type

Even as the mist and rain descended for the final few hours of the track day, the buzz in the pit lane was mighty, fueled by coffee and the smell of petrol and legendary race cars. It really was a superb day of racing and all for a good cause as by the end of the day, over £100,000 had been raised! For more information on the important work carried out by the Hope for Tomorrow Charity, head on over to their website.

Additional Photos from the Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k

Hope for Tomorrow Goodwood Veloce Trackday raises £100k for Charity

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