Martyn Raybould

Martyn Raybould

David Cooke Cegga Ferrari 250 to appear at Goodwood 2020 in New clothes!

Owner David Cooke originally from Brisbane Australia now Anglophile has a long and enviable career in Rugby including playing for England, now a successful London business man, Classic Concurs judge and Motorcycle fan. In 2012 he turned his life long passion for dirt bikes into the desertrats with their own Facebook group. His cherished and quite stunning CEGGA Ferrari has been invited to race in the Salvadori Cup at the Goodwood Members Meeting at the end of March 2020.


This remarkable and much cherished car is presently with an un-named but highly specialist restoration company for its new Red livery, ready for the 2020 season.. Image by

(SUSSEX TROPHY) Swiss brothers George and Claude Gachnang wanted to improve the Ferrari 250 TR, so they bought a crashed example and added independent suspension and in-board disc brakes. Dubbed the ‘CEGGA’, and using a bespoke body designed by Scaglietti, just 12 were built. After chassis 002/60 was restored to TR spec, the remaining components were returned to the Gachnangs and, along with driver David Cooke, they built this car. Cooke climbed from 26th on the grid to 22nd in the Sussex Trophy.

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It debuted in bare aluminium (as it did for its first competitive event in 1960) at the 2019 Goodwood Revival meeting and will be now painted for the 2020 historic event season in it’s Nurburgring 1000 klms and Pescara 24 hrs Ferrari red livery (Above).

David is an avid Classic Racer throughout his career

New photos to come when finished but for now these fabulous line drawings by Martin Lee shows how the car should look at the event.

Compilation of images around the Cegga Ferrari 250
David Cooke at serious play with JD Classics one of the World’s leading retailers of important cars

David Cooke has been chosen and kindly accepted to become our first sector Mover & Shaker to be interviewed.. Some of the Classic & Collectible car world’s most influential, important and interesting people will be met for coffee to explore their lives and motoring interests.. For more details see our ‘Meet the Movers & Shakes’ pages soon.

Martyn Raybould MD of the Specialist Vehicle Associates is a GRRC member. For more details on the Goodwood Road Race Club or to apply for membership go to Full Membership can take some years due to a long waiting list however its possible to enjoy ‘Fellowship’ member status in the interim.. Selected Cegga Ferrari images by

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