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#1 Pete Stowe

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 15:54

For anyone in the Bristol area on Sunday the Dyrham Park "Spirit of the 60s" display is on from 10 till 4pm.
There's a list of the 120 cars entered here: Spirit of the 60s

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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 16:40

Not sure I am going to be able to blag my landladies car two days in a row, can anyone give me a lift from central Bristol ?

#3 arttidesco

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 18:17

Whoppee ! Got the land ladies car for a double whammy weekend :-)

#4 arttidesco

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 22:16

After whizzing up to Brooklands on Saturday, Sunday proved an altogether gentler day with a saunter through the back lanes of Gloucestershire over to Dyrham Park.

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I can't seem to place this one amongst the Fairthorpe, Turners or TVR's on the entry list Pete posted does anyone recognise the car or driver ?

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Likewise completely unsure which Morgan this is or who the driver is, it bears the Sir Tim Birkin legend "Better to die at full throttle than to live behind a desk" on the side.

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Most unusual ride of the day was Vince Woodman on this Monkey Bike, he also brought his Cologne Capri along.

I understand somewhere between 4-5000 spectators attended and that the venue had to be closed to get traffic moving on the A46, hope that counts as a resounding success and that we can have more events like this in future :-)

Relevant answers may be credited and posted in a forth coming blog.

Thanks to Pete Stowe for the timely reminder, nice to finally meet you, and thanks to Tim Murray for being excellent company as always :wave:




#5 arttidesco

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:26

More Dyrham Park Pics here :-)

#6 Stephen W

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:45

According to my sources between 4500 and 5000 people attended the Dyrham Park demonstartion day. The Police could hardly cope with the traffic! Pity that it wasn't a full blown hillclimb but maybe the National Trust will be encouraged to develop the venue!

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#7 Alan Cox

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:08

Nice to see the National Trust permitting a motor sport gathering on their property.

#8 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:29

The National Trust were happy for the full-blown hill climb originally planned to go ahead. It was the MSA who eventually knocked that on the head. I suspect that not all of the quoted attendance were there to see the cars. There was an NT bus running regularly up and down the hill in between batches of cars, ferrying those who were there to view the stately home to and from their destination. Still, with luck some of those will have taken an interest in the motoring goings-on and might be tempted to come back another time.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 13:52

The National Trust were happy for the full-blown hill climb originally planned to go ahead. It was the MSA who eventually knocked that on the head. I suspect that not all of the quoted attendance were there to see the cars. There was an NT bus running regularly up and down the hill in between batches of cars, ferrying those who were there to view the stately home to and from their destination. Still, with luck some of those will have taken an interest in the motoring goings-on and might be tempted to come back another time.


So what do you believe would be the normal attendance at Dyrham on a Sunday in October?


#10 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 16:14

I don't know, Steve. According to these figures around 136,000 people visited Dyrham Park in 2010, which is an average of around 380 per day. On a glorious weekend day in October I would have thought that the attendance might have been at least twice the daily average, but then of course some might have been put off when they found the place was full of horrible noisy motor cars. :stoned:

Edit: The house and gardens at Dyrham Park are only open for around 220 days per year, so this makes the daily visitor average around 620.

Edited by Tim Murray, 04 October 2011 - 18:18.


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 17:51

The picture of the green car at the top of the thread is Chris Gale in his Fairthorpe Electron Minor, looks like he had his foot down!...........Martin

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#12 arttidesco

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 20:10

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Thanks Kartman24, some of the drivers hung back a bit from the convoy so that they could give it a bit of welly going through the sweeps into the hairpin and up towards Neptune where this photo was taken, to be fair to the drivers though on an 800 yard course there was not too much room for showboating unless like Vince Woodman, the Morgan 3 wheel drivers and the 500cc Formula 3 cars amongst others you had a great sounding engine :cat:

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 22:22

The Berkeley B105,reg JON 355 seen In your pictures Is the recently restored by Neil Barber ex 1959 works racer driven then by John Goddard Watts and still retaining his personal reg number ! Those not familiar with JGW may like to know that untill selling out to B&Q was 'Mr Screwfix'. JGW also owns the Lauri Bond designed Formula Junior racing car currently being campaigned by Andrew Tart that preceeded the Berkeley up the hill at Dyrham on Sunday ! Bill.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 00:26

Thanks for the info on the Berkley Bill, I'll credit you on a forth coming blog on the car :up:

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:09

The Berkeley B105,reg JON 355 seen In your pictures Is the recently restored by Neil Barber ex 1959 works racer driven then by John Goddard Watts and still retaining his personal reg number ! Those not familiar with JGW may like to know that untill selling out to B&Q was 'Mr Screwfix'. JGW also owns the Lauri Bond designed Formula Junior racing car currently being campaigned by Andrew Tart that preceeded the Berkeley up the hill at Dyrham on Sunday ! Bill.



No problem ! You may wish to check out 'YouTube' to see Jon 355 and two other Berkeley's Including my 'Foursome' running up Kop Hill the preceeding Sunday ? Regards Bill.