HGPCA DONINGON MAY2-3 ??????
Posted 12 April 2004 - 16:45
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Posted 17 April 2004 - 13:39
Does anyone know what entries have been made for the 1950s & 1960s GP/sports car races?
Posted 17 April 2004 - 14:22
[B]The new Motor Sport magazine has a one page ad for the event.
Yes it does but it is a one page ad by the HGPCA for a one day event - 1 May only. Either Ted is right about this previously advertised three day event being reduced to one day or the other two days are organised by others and promoted separately. Perhaps because of the FIA promotion of TGP? Motor Sport's 'What's on Where' says the event runs 1-3 May and gives Donington's number who aren't answering. Anyone have the answer as it does seem to be causing some confusion and is an odd way to encourage spectators?
Posted 17 April 2004 - 15:39
Originally posted by Ted Walker
Heard some strange rumours over the weekend that its now a 1 DAY MEETING !!!! any comments ????
When all becomes clear, Ted, will you be there with your stall?
Posted 17 April 2004 - 17:28
Originally posted by Keith Booker:
Anyone have the answer as it does seem to be causing some confusion and is an odd way to encourage spectators?
Taking the MS advert and the Donington website news item together, it looks like HGPCA on Saturday and FIA Sunday/Monday.
I agree it's confusing and you have to dig a bit on the website to find the news item (no direct link from the event calendar, for example) - but this is just another example of how promoters seem to be losing the plot when it comes to attracting spectators. There was no mention of the meeting in the programme for last Sunday's HSCC event at Donington, though the back cover was given over to a full page advert for the Silverstone event at the beginning of June - presumably because the programme was published by the HSCC. I am sure I'm not alone in trying to plan my May bank holiday weekend, including taking the family to the races for a day, but it doesn't help when you have to be a bit of a detective just two weeks before the event to find out what's happening.
Posted 17 April 2004 - 18:59
Where the confusion appears to come is the inference by Donington that this a 3 day historic festival, implying one meeting, not two. Lucky we're enthusiasts eh?
Posted 18 April 2004 - 11:50
Better pre-event publicity must be at least part of the solution.