IWC Schaffhausen has celebrated their return to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, with the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s motorsport team, IWC Racing, once again competing with its Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”.

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IWC has celebrated its return to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting.

Said Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, “It’s been a long 20 months without racing, so we couldn’t wait to put our Mercedes-Benz 300 SL back on the track of the Goodwood Motor Circuit and hear its engine roar once again. We unveiled our motorsport team at Goodwood back in 2018 and have experienced so many exhilarating racing highlights here. It feels great to be back.”

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The luxury watchmaker’s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”.

The company’s last appearance on the Goodwood Motor Circuit was in April 2019, when former Formula 1 star David Coulthard lead the IWC Racing 300 SL “Gullwing” to first place in the Tony Gaze Trophy. This year, it was Austrian racing driver Laura Kraihamer behind the wheel of the iconic Benz sports car. Kraihamer, who races in DTM trophy events, raced in the Stirling Moss Trophy.

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Austrian racing driver Laura Kraihamer piloted the iconic Benz sports car.

However, it was not only the 300 SL race car that garnered the crowd’s attention. To celebrate the firm’s return to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, IWC and partner Hot Wheels revealed a limited-edition collector’s set, comprising a 1:64-scale diecast replica of IWC’s 300 SL and an IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph. Presented in a toolbox, the “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” collector’s set is limited to only 50 units.

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The limited-edition set is presented in a toolbox.

Set 1 of 50 is currently being auctioned for charity by international auction house Bonhams. The proceeds will go to the Two Bit Circus Foundation, a foundation aiming to create learning experiences for children to inspire entrepreneurship, encourage young inventors and instil environmental stewardship.