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Where legends were born: The Tyrrell shed finds a new home


A bygone era whispers through the weathered wooden planks of the Tyrrell Shed, a motorsport relic rescued from the brink of oblivion.

Just a few months ago, this unassuming structure, once the beating heart of the legendary Tyrrell Formula 1 team, faced an uncertain future. But thanks to a vital intervention by the Duke of Richmond and the dedicated team at Goodwood, the shed has been given a new lease on life.

Now proudly residing on the Hurricane Lawn at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the Tyrrell Shed beckons history buffs and racing enthusiasts alike.

Transported from its original location, the building has been meticulously restored, preserving the very essence of its past.

If you’re lucky to be attending this weekend’s 81st Members' Meeting at Goodwood, take the opportunity to step back in time and witness this piece of motorsport heritage first hand.

But even for those who aren’t on site, the Tyrrell Shed's resurrection serves as a reminder of the enduring power of passion.

It's a tangible link to a golden age of racing, ensuring that the spirit of Tyrrell and its winning machines continue to inspire for generations to come.

Phillip van Osten

Motor racing was a backdrop from the outset in Phillip van Osten's life. Born in Southern California, Phillip grew up with the sights and sounds of fast cars thanks to his father, Dick van Osten, an editor and writer for Auto Speed and Sport and Motor Trend. Phillip's passion for racing grew even more when his family moved to Europe and he became acquainted with the extraordinary world of Grand Prix racing. He was an early contributor to the monthly French F1i Magazine, often providing a historic or business perspective on Formula 1's affairs. In 2012, he co-authored along with fellow journalist Pierre Van Vliet the English-language adaptation of a limited edition book devoted to the great Belgian driver Jacky Ickx. He also authored "The American Legacy in Formula 1", a book which recounts the trials and tribulations of American drivers in Grand Prix racing. Phillip is also a commentator for Belgian broadcaster Be.TV for the US Indycar series.

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