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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:39

Just picked up that the 2014 dates have been moved forward a week.

 

"Breaking News! We have changed the date of CPoP 2014, it will be held on: 13th, 14th & 15th June"



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#2 D-Type

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:48

Hopefully the change will fool the rain god!



#3 alansart

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 13:06

Typical. It always seems to coincide with my daughters birthday so I get hassle if I go off playing with cars that day. I thought I might get away with it next year!!



#4 Alan Cox

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 15:39

http://www.cpop.co.u...us-quo-concert/



#5 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 19:33

Will try and get to this for the first time - I know the new owner of "Old Nail" would be interested if an entry came his way... ;)

#6 cdrewett

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 19:38

And the main theme this year is Italian cars, so let's hope for a good turnout of red sexy cars under a blazing sun.

Chris



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 21:00

Just picked up that the 2014 dates have been moved forward a week.

 

"Breaking News! We have changed the date of CPoP 2014, it will be held on: 13th, 14th & 15th June"

Timed to clash with the VSCC Brooklands Double Twelve. Doesn't matter really, as the VSCC folks have decided this event is a clunker anyway.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:01

Timed to clash with the VSCC Brooklands Double Twelve. Doesn't matter really, as the VSCC folks have decided this event is a clunker anyway.

Which event? If VSCC have decided Cholmondeley is a clunker they have got their deerstalkers on wrong.



#9 Davidson10

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:58

I agree with you, Chris, it is a shame that the PoP doesn't see more of their northern members turning out. I believe it was as a result of a clash of personalities at an early CPoP that the local VSCC group decided to turn their backs on the event.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:11

Typical. It always seems to coincide with my daughters birthday so I get hassle if I go off playing with cars that day. I thought I might get away with it next year!!

 

Perfect birthday present, surely?



#11 elansprint72

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 00:32

Which event? If VSCC have decided Cholmondeley is a clunker they have got their deerstalkers on wrong.

Ummm.. the event which we are discussing. I concur with your perception regarding the orientation of their head-wear.

Let's face it this event is just an attempt at money-grubbing by some folks who have more than enough anyway.

 

All a bit of shame really and why did MSV/Oulton Park not spot the potential to host a genuine "Goodwood of the North"?



#12 LittleBertha

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 19:12

Invites now rolling out (well ....mine anyway)

 

This VSCC / VCC member back again to compete - this time on two wheels



#13 mfd

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 19:45

Have I misunderstood you? "Cholmondley a money grubbing event"



#14 Stephen W

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:03

I suspect that MSV/Oulton Park didn't spot the potential of a "Goodwood of the North" because they are a race track and not a stately home with a nice road running through it. 

 

As for "money grubbing" I would certainly put Goodwood in that category.



#15 Simon Arron

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:49

Oulton had a nice stately home until February 14 1926...



#16 elansprint72

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 20:44

Have I misunderstood you? "Cholmondley a money grubbing event"

£93 for a 3 day adult ticket.



#17 D-Type

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 22:47

That looks fair when compared to Goodwood at £134 for 4 days at the Festival or £145 for 3 days at the Revival



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 22:57

That looks fair when compared to Goodwood at £134 for 4 days at the Festival or £145 for 3 days at the Revival

Apples vs bananas. Worlds apart. I've yet to visit Goodwood but it is clear, from the abundance of reportage on t'interweb, that they don't re-hash the same thing each day for three days (not very many cars, over a not very interesting, narrow, estate road) for three days on the trot.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 23:09

I've been to Cholmondeley once & I enjoyed it immensely. I thought it had a lovely charm to it & reminded me of the festival in the early days & I know of one historic team that much prefers it to Goodwood.

 

This year's three day £105 ticket does include a concert with fireworks on Saturday night & a Status Quo concert on the Friday, but if that doesn't "float your boat" & you just wanted to go on the Saturday or Sunday, it's a mere £26.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:19

Once is enough. 

Check out where/how  the family "earned" the fortune; allegedly.

Not for me to comment.

If you don't like it don't go, but the thousands of people visibly enjoying it last year would be unlikely to share your "clunker" opinion. You talk about "not many cars", conveniently forgetting motorcycles, boats, aeroplanes, helicopters, tanks. And for most people it's fun, but perhaps po-faced purists don't approve of that.

As for money grubbing, the event has struggled to break even so far. 



#21 mfd

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:58

I'm not sure it will ever make money unless they look at the marketing. On the surface it might resemble a Goodwood style event, but in reality the collective minds that create the FoS use every possible trick to get folk through the gates & have done for years. Not least a healthy warm reception for the gentlemen of the press, who of course in turn wax lyrical.



#22 Davidson10

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 13:25

Check out where/how  the family "earned" the fortune; allegedly.

 

 

 Not quite sure what this comment has to do with anything, unless you are someone who would like to rewrite history.



#23 Morris S

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 15:58

For a motoring event of this scale to have even survived through some very straightened times and often testing weather conditions, especially an event in the north of England is testament to the event itself. I've often criticised it's sometimes predictable entry list in the past but I'm just grateful we have an event like this at all in "the North" !

 

More Power to your Pageant CPOP  !



#24 Stephen W

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:17

What is needed is to get groups like the Frazer-Nash Owners Club on-board. I have been trying to get the Ferrari Hillclimb/Sprint guys to attend with a "select batch" of cars (preferably different models and not all RED!) Also I have chatted with the 500 Owners at Loton Park with the same objective. All such groups if interested should get in touch with CPOP as I feel certain that if they can ensure a group of say ten cars then the organisers would put on a special class for them.