Vince Woodman

Vince Woodman

6/8/1938

Top touring car driver who narrowly missed out on the 1982 RAC British Touring Car title, being beaten by Jeff Alam in the final round.

Vince Woodman from Chipping Sodbury near Bristol began racing at Castle Combe in 1965, when he raced a Ford Lotus Cortina in the Special Saloon race. He then established himself as one of the West Country’s top drivers, winning various races and the Special Saloon Class A Championship on two occasions in 1977 and 1980.

Meanwhile, Vince’s international reputation was growing and he became a regular and successful competitor in Touring Car races throughout the world, often linked with the Ford marque.

One of his best known cars was the Cologne Capri, an ex-works car, built by Broadspeed in 1973.

In 1982 he took 5 victories in the Group 1 Ford Capri CC20 and was narrowly beaten to the RAC British Saloon Car Championship in the final round of the year on a tie breaker by the TWR Rover 3500 V8 of Jeff Allam.

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