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#1 cpbell

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 18:26

I'm hopefully going to be attending the Revival this year with my parents (I'm in a wheelchair and we're on holiday there). I've been a couple of times before in the early-mid 2000s, but not since I joined TNF. I understand that, in past years, members got together, were given lapel badges and would wander round the paddock en masse. lol.gif Is this due to happen again this year?

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#2 Geoff E

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:00

The badges were made and supplied by Barry Boor - send him a message perhaps, though he'll probably be along later.
http://forums.autosp...p?showuser=4810

#3 cpbell

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:06

Thanks Geoff.

#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:26

I have replied to C.P's message.

#5 cpbell

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:30

I have replied to C.P's message.


Thanks Barry. It seems that it'll be a case of taking a head count of which members will be attending, and arranging a meeting-place.

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:41

It always happens - watch this space

#7 cpbell

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:46

Can't this be the space, David? I don't wish to sound hostile, but is there any point in abandoning this thread only for someone else to start one in a couple of weeks on the same topic?

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:48

As I said, watch this space

Just don't expect a roll-call to much closer to the time :)

#9 cpbell

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 20:49

Ah, I see. Thanks David.

#10 Bauble

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:33

Bauble has secured his accomodation for the weekend, and expects to be attending all three days, so if anybody wants to meet a genuine celebrity (on this Forum?) I will be available for meeting and greeting fellow TNF's. An ideal opportunity for you all to express your thanks for my inimitable contributions to the forum ... or alternatively to ....!
Oh Dear! What have I done ...........................?

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#11 Gary Davies

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:37

Take a leaf out of Grumpy Joe's book - "An Audience with Bauble" :smoking:

#12 Bauble

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:37

I do hope the foregoing contribution does not dissuade any members from staying away from the Revival.


PS; Somehow I think I have made a bog of that? Grammatically incorrect?

Edited by Bauble, 28 July 2011 - 08:39.


#13 simon drabble

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:55

I am fortunate enough to have an invite to race in the Madgwick on Sunday morning in my Merlyn Mk6a.
Is Charles Harbord having his lunch on the Thursday this year - if so who is the guest speaker?

#14 arttidesco

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:05

Finances permitting I look forward to another audience with Bauble on the Friday :lol:

#15 Bauble

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:09

Don't worry Arti, I don't charge!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:16

Don't worry Arti, I don't charge!


Glad to hear there is it Mr B, good to know there is at least one certainty in a world full of uncertainty :wave:

#17 Peter Darley

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:35

I am fortunate enough to have an invite to race in the Madgwick on Sunday morning in my Merlyn Mk6a.
Is Charles Harbord having his lunch on the Thursday this year - if so who is the guest speaker?


Yes. David Piper


#18 zakeriath

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:29

Any idea on how they are planning to celebrate what would be Fangios 100th anniversary

#19 cpbell

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 13:29

So Bauble and Art will be there, and Simon will be competing. We're getting somewhere!

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#20 charles r

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 13:42

I will be there on the Friday and Sunday

#21 Bauble

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 14:13

So Bauble and Art will be there, and Simon will be competing. We're getting somewhere!


I did not realise what a difference my presence would make, I wonder if Lord March can cope with the influx?

#22 cpbell

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 14:27

I did not realise what a difference my presence would make, I wonder if Lord March can cope with the influx?


Should we warn him, I wonder? :lol:

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 15:34

Dad and I will be there on Saturday, possibly with my brother also. I'm not sure I can make a meet-up with Dad in tow, but if anyone wants to agree a secret sign if you think you recognise me, I'm already devising one with another online acquaintance.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 15:41

I do hope the foregoing contribution does not dissuade any members from staying away from the Revival.
PS; Somehow I think I have made a bog of that? Grammatically incorrect?

Mr Bauble, sir, (tugs forelock) I think you may, possibly, mean '..does not dissuade any members from attending the Revival.'
Just a thought :)

#25 Ted Walker

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 16:12

I will be exhibiting in the Car Park next to Bonhams tent. There is a small trade villiage with a select few "like minded " exhibitors. My tent available as always.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 17:04

...if anyone wants to agree a secret sign if you think you recognise me, I'm already devising one with another online acquaintance.

Would polka dots have anything to do with it?


#27 cpbell

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 18:05

I will be exhibiting in the Car Park next to Bonhams tent. There is a small trade villiage with a select few "like minded " exhibitors. My tent available as always.


Sounds like the place to meet, then!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 20:31

Would polka dots have anything to do with it?


I think I'm going stripey this year. I've done polka dots for the past two years.
My current retro style inspiration is Edie Sedgwick. ;)

I see there's another all E-Type race this year.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:17

Any idea on how they are planning to celebrate what would be Fangios 100th anniversary


Also, are they planning to celebrate what would be the 50th anniversary of Sir Stirling Moss' win at the Goodwood Tourist Trophy in Rob Walker's Ferrari 250 GT?

Vince H.


#30 Ted Walker

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:00

From an E Mail I received from them yesterday a large celebration of Motorcycle Scrambling !!!!!

#31 Barry Boor

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:25

Oh dear....

Glad I'm not going!

#32 David Beard

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:45

From an E Mail I received from them yesterday a large celebration of Motorcycle Scrambling !!!!!


Sounds good to me...

#33 Geoff E

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:00

From an E Mail I received from them yesterday a large celebration of Motorcycle Scrambling !!!!!


Details posted here last week http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=5186052

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:36

Oh dear....

Glad I'm not going!

Think about it.

The up side:
More people through the gate = More revenue
If they've got their sums right:
More revenue > Additional cost, and
More Revenue = More money to fund what we want to watch.

The down side:
More people through the gate = Even more overcrowding

If they have put the "Scrambling" paddock and display outside the present circuit boundary then the "Up" side wins

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 15:31

Oh dear....

Glad I'm not going!


I will be commentating on the cricket which is a laugh because I haven't played cricket since prep school. Unfortunately Bobby Rahal isn't playing this year,pity because he was hoping to score a home run.
If you haven't been to the match it's worth coming, not only for DCN doing his WG Grace impersonation, but also for the Spitfire display after the close of play.
Then it's radio from 7 o'clock each morning, and poncing around with a recorder getting the reminiscences of the great and good. The words jammy and devil spring to mind.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 15:41

I will be commentating on the cricket which is a laugh because I haven't played cricket since prep school. Unfortunately Bobby Rahal isn't playing this year,pity because he was hoping to score a home run.
If you haven't been to the match it's worth coming, not only for DCN doing his WG Grace impersonation, but also for the Spitfire display after the close of play.
Then it's radio from 7 o'clock each morning, and poncing around with a recorder getting the reminiscences of the great and good. The words jammy and devil spring to mind.
Chris

Which day is it? And is it actually open to the great unwashed?

#37 cdrewett

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 15:56

Which day is it? And is it actually open to the great unwashed?


It's Thursday from 2,Spitfire at 6, anyone can come but matron is there to check for clean hands.
Chris

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 16:01

the Spitfire display is normally very impressive. The level of cricket played is less so but entertaining!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 15:57

I will be there on Saturday and Sunday....so some questions to old hands--Where's the best place to park? Are there huge traffic jams? Where does the general admission get me?

I used to visit Goodwood in the mid 60's and since I emigrated to the US have not been back---I'm sure it’s changed a bit!!!!

Thanks
David

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 16:33

I will be there on Saturday and Sunday....so some questions to old hands--Where's the best place to park? Are there huge traffic jams? Where does the general admission get me?

I used to visit Goodwood in the mid 60's and since I emigrated to the US have not been back---I'm sure it’s changed a bit!!!!

Thanks
David


Unless you're in a pre-66 vehicle, you don't really get a choice of where to park. My own experiences are that the traffic jams aren't bad in the morning, as long as you get there early (we normally arrive before 8). Getting out of the car park at night is often a nightmare.

General admission gets you in, allows you to park your car, and gives you access to about 2/3 of the paddocks. There are various viewing points around the circuit, but grandstand access costs more. I think you have to be a GRRC member to go in all the paddocks, and they have tightened up on this in recent years. The free-access paddocks are definitely worth a visit or three though, don't get me wrong.

#41 d j fox

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 16:59

Very many thanks!
David

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 17:38

I used to visit Goodwood in the mid 60's and since I emigrated to the US have not been back---I'm sure it’s changed a bit!!!!

Thanks
David

Actually, you pretty much enter a time warp when you walk though the gates.

It's also worth making the effort to "dress up" a bit to help the atmosphere. But appropriately. For gentlemen "of a certain age" - unless you want to go in some sort of themed/eccentric costume - blazer or sports jacket and slacks (preferably with turn-ups), white shirt, old school or regimental-looking tie is probably your best bet. You sometimes see people in replica 50s football shirts - which would never have been worn at the time - and there are just too many people in military uniform! And with all due respect - if you're male and over sixty and can still (just) get into the gear you bought at I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet in 1966: DON'T! Elderly Mods in parkas look rather silly too.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 20:31

<fluff>I would agree about uniforms. The female ones especially are never right, anyway.

There are usually some great-looking women around, and I often think the older ladies do it best. However, poodle skirts and bobbysox are not flattering to anyone over 25 (that includes me).

In terms of menswear, I have seen some older (50-60ish) Teds who looked great, and the classic Rocker/bike boy/cafe racer look can also be adapted for the older gent. Dad usually wears belted mechanic overalls and a flat cap. </fluff>

Another tip: certain viewing areas are cleared for the air displays. It's best to find another spot to retreat to in advance, or not stand there to begin with.

#44 Pedro 917

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:20

For a general impression, check my pictures of last year's Revival :

http://jalbum.net/en...r/album/751375/


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:25

I'm a GRRC member and have found traffic/parking control to be much improved over the past couple of years. Still, it helps to get to the track no later than about 0830.

I'll miss this year but plan to return in 2012. Everyone have a great time!

Jack

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:28

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A perfect example of the traditional 'English Gentleman' look that fits in so well at the Revival

Edited by Bauble, 04 August 2011 - 14:28.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:31

A perfect example of the traditional 'English Gentleman' look that fits in so well at the Revival


Looks more like a civil servant & part time train spotter to me, Bob.

#48 Bauble

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:34

Looks more like a civil servant & part time train spotter to me, Bob.


I can't think of a worse insult, but I suppose I deserve it, but you wait until playtime!!!!

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:41

Looks more like a civil servant & part time train spotter to me, Bob.

one of the funniest and most cruel observations I have read in a long time!!

Edited by simon drabble, 04 August 2011 - 14:41.


#50 Bauble

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 14:47

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Then of course there is always ................................?

Any suggestions?