Competition Committee Profile: Annie Goodyear

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Meet Annie Goodyear, a seasoned racing driver and our Deputy Clerk of the Course. She's a member of the Hagley & District Light Car Club, who ran the original speed trials at the Chateau in the 1950s and 1960s.

How did you first get involved with historic motorsport?

I started out in 1990, when I drove a Mallock Mk15 Clubman’s car in hill climbing and sprinting events, and competed regularly for 11 years. I am also the Senior Clerk of the Course at the Hagley & District Light Car Club and Loton Park Hill Climb. As the Hill Climb has close ties to the HDLCC, I was keen to get involved.

What will you be involved with during the Hill Climb event?

As Deputy Clerk of the Course, I will work closely with John Felix, the Clerk of the Course, supporting him and deputising as required. He has overall responsibility for the organisation and running of the event on the day, including responsibility for the conduct of all officials, competitors and spectators, as well as compliance with Motor Sports Association (MSA) regulations and appropriate legislation.

Could you give us a few examples of other motorsport events you’ve been involved with?

I competed regularly for 11 years in a number of clubman’s cars. I achieved a number of class wins and won the British Women Racing Drivers National Speed Award for five consecutive years. I competed in a Pilbeam MP62/82 for four seasons, taking part in events at Shelsley Walsh, Gurston Down, Harewood Hill, Barbon Hill Climb and many more. I continue to compete at these venues in smaller motorbike engine single-seater cars.

With the backing of the Hagley & District Light Car Club, I applied for my Probationary Clerk’s licence in 2008, upgrading to a National A licence in 2010. I carry out clerking duties at Loton Park and took over as Senior Clerk in 2013.

What class are you most looking forward to watching at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb?

I am most looking forward to seeing the Edwardian and veteran cars in action at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, including the ST 190 De Dietrich, the T150C Talbot-Lago Darracq and the Metallurgique Mayback Special.

  • Annie Goodyear, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich



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