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#1 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 17:12

Revised dates have now been announced:
http://www.goodwood....hat-is-fos.aspx

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#2 kayemod

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 17:59

So, pretty much what we all expected then.

This link might not work for anyone not on the Motor Sport e-mailing list, but Nigel Roebuck's opinions are both interesting and amusing on the utter detachment of some in F1 from what goes on in the real/outside world, both that and their delusion that the world revolves around them.

http://www.motorspor...cheduling-woes/

#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:47

It would appear that in the case of the F.o.S, it does.

#4 Stephen W

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:29

Glad to see that the Earl of March has avoided a clash with Cholmondley PoP which I am sure will be a relief Up North.

I must say it seems an awful amount of fuss over a demonstation up a carriageway!

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#5 kayemod

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:43

I must say it seems an awful amount of fuss over a demonstation up a carriageway!


That's a very dismissive way to talk about the events Bernie stages.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:55

Glad to see that the Earl of March has avoided a clash with Cholmondley PoP which I am sure will be a relief Up North.


He's clearly doing this to avoid inclement weather.... ;)

#7 Stephen W

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:27

That's a very dismissive way to talk about the events Bernie stages.


Terribly sorry but as I get older I do tend to have become more judgemental and both Eff Wun and the FoS have little interest. I do watch Eff Wun on the gogglebox and do enjoy the occasion races but in general I don't approve of the contrived elements that have been introduced. As for the so called Festival of Speed it does tend to clash with proper motor sport events. If there ever was a year when it didn't I might just drag my arse down there but would probably spend all my time in the paddock.

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#8 Pink Snail

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:57

I think this is maybe the first time that the FoS has not clashed with the Masters Festival at Brands Hatch. Over the years I have always got the impression that FoS takes a few cars and drivers away from the Masters event - and thus some of the edge aswell. A couple of years ago Historic F1 were at the Festival and the grid was depleted to say the least - Classic Team Lotus were at the FoS and had been taking 3 F1 cars to Brands previoiusly.
At that meeting we had the `visitors` from down under so the spectacle of 30+ F5000 monsters racing into Paddock Hill Bend made up for the F1 race. As yet the FIA HFO dates haven`t been released for 2013 so I wait in anticipation, hoping that there will be a chance to see them more often han not because of date changes. The FoS has become a great event on the Calendar for many people and for it to clash with other events must be terrible, but value for money says the FoS takes priority..


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:46

The Masters meeting is usually held in late May. FOS has clashed with the HSCC Superprix at Brands for several years. I was unable to attend the Superprix this year but did marshal at the Masters. Grids were very disappointing.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 19:24

...... :drunk: ...once again I stand corrected...cheers opplock :rolleyes: !!! It most certainly is the Superprix that normally clashes. The last time the F1 race was reasonably attended was when the Brands Hatch circuit celebrated 50 years of the GP circuit :up: . If only the big Historic Events looked at the calendar and got their heads together, the year would be full of events to attend without double dating. One day I hope to get to more meetings and Goodwood is on the wishlist!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:45

Revised dates have now been announced:
http://www.goodwood....hat-is-fos.aspx



Some pictures from today Chrishttp://imageshack.us/a/img405/1926/goodwoodmediaday2013001.jpg Captions added
http://imageshack.us...aday2013003.jpgUhlenhaut's SLR
http://imageshack.us...aday2013004.jpgits interior
http://imageshack.us...aday2013014.jpgEx Kenya LeMans rep
http://imageshack.us...aday2013022.jpgJochen hoping the SLR will start
http://imageshack.us...aday2013023.jpgAmanda warms up Murray
http://imageshack.us...aday2013026.jpgSir John Whitmore interviewed by Tony Dron
http://imageshack.us...aday2013028.jpgLe Mans rep and GTO
http://imageshack.us...aday2013032.jpgNearing the start line
http://imageshack.us...aday2013039.jpgNo caption needed
http://imageshack.us...aday2013005.jpgBugatti Atlantique

Edited by cdrewett, 20 March 2013 - 20:14.


#12 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 17:19

Thanks for your very rapid post, Chris. Hot off the press, so to speak.

#13 cdrewett

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 17:22

Thanks for your very rapid post, Chris. Hot off the press, so to speak.


Thanks Alan. One more, my favourite.
Chris http://imageshack.us...day2013001.jpg/

#14 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 17:40

Thanks for the great photos, Chris. Couldn't help spotting this one next to the one you posted last - what on earth is going on here? :eek:

http://imageshack.us...ediaday035.jpg/

#15 kayemod

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 17:49

Thanks for the great photos, Chris. Couldn't help spotting this one next to the one you posted last - what on earth is going on here? :eek:

http://imageshack.us...ediaday035.jpg/

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#16 Macca

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:44

I think that's last year...

Here are a few more from today:
http://www.flickr.co...57633042442703/

This one needs an amusing caption, something along the line of "famous media personality...talking to ex-commentator" - but I'm no Simon Arron!

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Paul M

Edited by Macca, 20 March 2013 - 18:46.


#17 cdrewett

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:46

Thanks for the great photos, Chris. Couldn't help spotting this one next to the one you posted last - what on earth is going on here? :eek:

http://imageshack.us...ediaday035.jpg/

actually that was at last year's event. I think Ron insisted that everything had to be cleaned again.

#18 Doug Nye

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 21:30

I think that's last year...

Here are a few more from today:
http://www.flickr.co...57633042442703/

This one needs an amusing caption, something along the line of "famous media personality...talking to ex-commentator" - but I'm no Simon Arron!

Posted Image

Paul M



Ummm - well actually, since this is purely between ourselves, Doug Hill of the NMM at Beaulieu was demonstrating just how much Vodafone McLaren had enjoyed their week in Melbourne. Oh, and Muddly had just made a very good point about how tiny the Renault Turbo F1 cars of 1977-78 look today, dwarfed by these vulgar great chrome-plated aerodynes deployed today...

DCN

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 22:18

Ummm - well actually, since this is purely between ourselves, Doug Hill of the NMM at Beaulieu was demonstrating just how much Vodafone McLaren had enjoyed their week in Melbourne. Oh, and Muddly had just made a very good point about how tiny the Renault Turbo F1 cars of 1977-78 look today, dwarfed by these vulgar great chrome-plated aerodynes deployed today...
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If you're nearly 6 feet tall has Murray put on some height lately?




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#20 Doug Nye

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:28

If you're nearly 6 feet tall has Murray put on some height lately?


Of course. Since he throttled back Muddly's had a growth spurt...

CND

Edited by Doug Nye, 21 March 2013 - 08:51.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:46

I think that's last year...

Here are a few more from today:


This one needs an amusing caption,

Posted Image

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#22 GD66

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:21

Murray looks very well. Incredibly, he'll be 90 in October. To put it mildly... :)

#23 Macca

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:43

Murray is getting younger and sharper every year......try THIS bit of amateur video posted on the website of a local paper.

Doug Hill, eh.................did you ask him why this car still has the ugly non-original wrongly-shaped nose?

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(BTW, bit odd to see two black Ford GT MkIIs, the real one (I think) on the hill and the lookalike in the background here.)

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#24 Wouter Melissen

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:41

Here is our 2013 Goodwood Preview with 150-shot gallery: 2013 Goodwood Preview

For your reference, the one on the hill was the FMC replica and this is very much the real deal:

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Edited by Wouter Melissen, 22 March 2013 - 11:42.


#25 bradbury west

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 18:01

How nice to see a tribute to Bill Milliken running there.
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#26 Doug Nye

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 19:25

Doug Hill, eh.................did you ask him why this car still has the ugly non-original wrongly-shaped nose?

Paul M


NO - that is enough...do NOT intrude upon private grief. :mad:

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#27 Scuderia CC

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:10

More pics here :

http://www.ultimatec...o-Goodwood.html
http://www.sportscar...ort-and-photos/

#28 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 14:49

is it me or have ticket prices doubled since last year?

#29 paulsenna1

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 14:59

is it me or have ticket prices doubled since last year?


General admission on Saturday or Sunday is £57, so not doubled. Admission/grandstand package prices are about double this.

#30 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 15:11

General admission on Saturday or Sunday is £57, so not doubled. Admission/grandstand package prices are about double this.



guess the GA has sold out then

#31 Mark Ballard

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 15:31

guess the GA has sold out then

The ticket pages opens on packages - if you dont select any of them and click continue it gets to the GA tickets

#32 E.B.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:38

Does anyone know which drivers are expected to attend this year?

Normally the Goodwood website has a list available by now, but I can't see one this time.


#33 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 18:03

http://www.goodwood....g-what-2013.pdf

#34 Barry Boor

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 18:06

Not many well-known names then.... :eek:

#35 condor

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:27

Not long to go now :wave:

Usual time of 1pm on the Friday at the Startline bar for the TNF meet-up?


#36 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:55

I'm giving the FoS a miss this year (for the first time since 1995) but I'll raise a glass in a Goodwoodly direction at 1.00 and toast you all.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:57

Usual time of 1pm on the Friday at the Startline bar for the TNF meet-up?


I am there on the Friday for the first time this year. Looking forward to meeting up at the appointed venue as suggested by Condor.

#38 Alan Cox

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:52

The FoS's line-up of two-wheeled stars...
http://www.goodwood....,ARY9XW,5M7MK,1

#39 Odseybod

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:00

I'm giving the FoS a miss this year (for the first time since 1995) but I'll raise a glass in a Goodwoodly direction at 1.00 and toast you all.


Ditto (albeit without such a long unbroken service record as Tim's) - and ditto.

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#40 condor

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 18:37

I am there on the Friday for the first time this year. Looking forward to meeting up at the appointed venue as suggested by Condor.



Good to hear :up:

Sorry to hear that Tim and Tony won't be among our number - but hopefully they'll be back for the Revival :)

#41 ensign14

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 18:10

Dammit. Anyone know of any spare tickets? For various reasons I've not been able to book one until now, and I see that the thing is sold out for the weekend...Friday is impossible for me this year.

#42 condor

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 18:50

You can try the Pistonheads forum or ebay...I guess :cat:

eta free Thursday tickets for collection on the day still available from the Telegraph website

http://www.telegraph...ctoken=67782024

Edited by condor, 07 July 2013 - 18:56.


#43 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 18:57

There's an ad in the For Sale and Wanted forum offering tickets for all four days:

http://forums.autosp...p;#entry6344211

It's been up a couple of days now, so they may well have gone.

#44 ensign14

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 19:18

Can't really rely on ebay or a 1-post poster - I'm going to be in court in sunny London most of next week. So I can't do any chasing if they don't arrive, or go to pick them up.

Looking like it'll have to be Revival instead. As long as I don't get another bloody test case. You wait a decade for one to come along, and then you get three at once...

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 21:34

I know I've asked this before - but I've forgotten the answer! Can anybody recommend a route from, say, Croydon? The different routefinders give various options with precious little difference in the time, so it comes down to which gets into the FoS quickest. I generally use the A285 from Petworth but was wondering if anyone can suggest a better way.


#46 kayemod

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 22:53

I'm going to be in court in sunny London most of next week.


I'm sure I speak for all of TNF when I say, "I do hope you get off this time".


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:45

This from Lord March:

(describing the past 20 years) "Entry was £4, and the estimated crowd of 2,500 turned into over 27,000 spectators, with the entrance money being stored in a caravan! Twenty years on, over 185,000 fans will be coming to Goodwood to join Lord March and a Stella line-up of motor sport greats."

A new event sponsor? I think we should be told! :)

Edited by Pullman99, 11 July 2013 - 13:02.


#48 kayemod

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:55

This from Lord March:

(describiung the past 20 years) "Entry was £4, and the estimated crowd of 2,500 turned into over 27,000 spectators, with the entrance money being stored in a caravan! Twenty years on, over 185,000 fans will be coming to Goodwood to join Lord March and a Stella line-up of motor sport greats."

A new event sponsor? I think we should be told! :)


I think he may be referring to our friend Condor...


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 20:10

I'm sure I speak for all of TNF when I say, "I do hope you get off this time".

Well, won some, lost some...but the ones we lost are going to be disastrous for the party that thinks they've won.

Kind of like getting off a shoplifting charge because they were committing murder elsewhere.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:01

Any news of TV coverage this year?