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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 19:37

Today saw the press preview for Festival of Speed 2006. I thought you might enjoy a look at some of the 'entry' present in sunny Sussex this morning...

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(Ahem - personally, VERY unconvinced by the 'faux patina'...)

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Amongst those present, Sir Stirl, Colin McRae, Hannu Mikkola, Jochen Mass...etc etc etc

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#2 Scuderia CC

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:23

Thanks for sharing Doug :up:

I heard to say that Bugatti will be one of the marks which will be well represented this year, it's true?

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#3 Doug Nye

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:47

Correct - How could one possibly celebrate 100 years of Grand Prix racing without including Bugatti cars - real ones, and this too...

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Watch <http://www.goodwood.co.uk/2004/fos/> for further detail - it must surely appear there shortly... :rolleyes:

DCN  ;)

#4 Pedro 917

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:44

Hi Doug,

On the 11th of July (just 2 days after the Festival), it will be 35 years ago that Pedro died.
Sending a BRM up the hill would be a great tribute!

#5 Macca

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:35

It's also 40 years since the 'Return to Power' - it would be fantastic to see some 3-litre cars together from that year (Brabham-Repco, Eagle, BRM H16, Cooper-Maserati...........or the Ferrari 312 that BCE has, ex-Obrist) - and 40 years since BJ's WDC.

It's also 40 years since the making of That Movie - it'd be great to see James Garner here (or Bedford or Sabato).


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#6 Shockabuku

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 13:26

Thanks for the photos Doug.

I've got my Friday tickets safe and sound at home, and my hotel room is booked. I can't wait for July! :)

#7 green-blood

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 21:20

sorry to be all modern, but I cant wait to see if that prodrive thingy is any good, all the wonderful engineering of Subaru and prodrive in a sharp suit

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why the "patina'd" d50, whats the point, we know its a replica, nothing wrong with thatm but why be so dishonest!!??

sorry another question, is it "pat-tin-ah" or "pat-teen-ah"

#8 Mark A

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 22:42

Nice pics and the attendees for this year look good. (hate the Prodrive BTW, also not a fan of their engineering ;))

I also agree on the D50, it looks very wrong!

#9 condor

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:01

Just over a month away :clap: ....and looking forward to it :)

Any more updates on the programme? see Nigel Mansell is making his debut appearance ( I'm surprised that he hasn't been before!)

And how many other TNFers are going?

#10 Sharman

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:58

A question, is the Brooklands Memorial still in place just after the start? It was a chunk of concrete taken from (if my memory serves) from the Home Banking.

#11 Tim Murray

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 17:15

Originally posted by condor
And how many other TNFers are going?

I'll be there on the Friday.

#12 bradbury west

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 14:35

Friday and Saturday

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#13 JSF

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 23:36

I'll be running the March 717 again, come say hello :)

#14 condor

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 19:38

Originally posted by JSF
I'll be running the March 717 again, come say hello :)


Will certainly do that :)....can you post a pic so I know what one looks like? :blush: :lol:

Otherwise....in my best market trader's voice ...oi'll be goin...

Where's the sevun an sevun ? he gets the month wrong so no ope in me finding it :D

#15 JSF

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 20:28

:lol:

Taken this weekend leading at Brands Hatch.

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#16 LotusElise

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 20:31

Very nice. I'm looking forward to the Can-Am anniversary this year.
I'll be there on Saturday.

#17 kevthedrummer

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:06

Very impressive JSF. I'll be at Goodwood Saturday and Sunday.

#18 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 12:57

For those that are interested, today is the day the Sunday Times do their free Friday ticket offer.

http://timesonline.co.uk/fos

#19 Gary C

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 18:13

do you mean like last year, when I registered and asked for tickets and never received anything???
I've been inundated with spam from them ever since.

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#20 David Lawson

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 18:37

Likewise I requested the free tickets from the Sunday Times and never heard a thing, my spam software seems to prevent the junk mail though.

Thanks for pinching my photograph of your car JSF...;)

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#21 condor

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:00

Last year they had too many requests and not enough tickets so it was changed into a draw - people I know from another site received a 'congratulations you've won ' type note with them.

I applied for the tickets last year and didn't 'win' them - so rather than mess around with the Times offer again just bought them instead :)

#22 L'Autista

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:01

To answer green-blood's question, I have always pronounced it "pat-tin-ah"!

We have some fantastic historic events in Australia, but I crave the range of marques that are on display and in competition over in the UK. We are generally very lucky to have Peter Giddings driving out here with something historic and exotic, but you guys have a smorgasbord from which to salivate over!

One gets a small taste of the atmosphere at Goodwood from the dvd productions, but it is just not the same.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 19:29

Long-time lurker checking in. My kids have bought me tickets to Friday's FoS - any tips for new visitors? How loud does it get? Are earplugs essential? (I have to confess the last GP I was actually present at was the British GP at Brands Hatch in the 60s, the one where Pete Aron was racing ;) and I haven't been to any other races since the late 60s)

#24 Sharman

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 21:34

Most of us are so deaf from standing next to engines that we can't tell you how loud they are.

#25 JSF

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 21:36

Pleasure David. :D

If you are planning on getting near to the cars as they line up/warm up, wear some earplugs, most are unsilenced, cars like our March are very loud even on tickover.

#26 Twin Window

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 21:48

Originally posted by colinc

Are earplugs essential?

What are earplugs?

#27 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 23:06

Originally posted by Twin Window
What are earplugs?

EH?

PARDON?

If the Alfetta 158 is there this year, don't miss the run-up they do towards the end of the day. It normally draws a crowd in the paddock and applause afterwards: it must be the only engine which is tuned by ear. The scream of the supercharger is wonderfully excruciating and I've seen people literally jump in the air in fright when the throttle is blipped! Heaven .....

#28 bradbury west

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:51

Originally posted by Vitesse2

EH?

PARDON?

If the Alfetta 158 is there this year, don't miss the run-up . It normally draws a crowd in the paddock and applause afterwards: it must be the only engine which is tuned by ear. The scream of the supercharger is wonderful when the throttle is blipped! Heaven .....


That is exactly what came to my mind. I recall the 93?/94? FoS when Jim Stokes' people were warming up Carol Spagg's car. The tight sound from the blown 1.5litre Tripoli 165 MBenz is a close second.

It is what the much-missed Jenks would call MUSIC

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#29 bradbury west

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:13

This morning's post brought the latest blurb from Goodwood.

Nino Vacarella and Richard Petty are slated to drive.

Sheer Magic. Where else could I hope to see such legends??

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:40

If the Alfetta 158 is there this year, don't miss the run-up they do towards the end of the day. It normally draws a crowd in the paddock and applause afterwards: it must be the only engine which is tuned by ear. The scream of the supercharger is wonderfully excruciating and I've seen people literally jump in the air in fright when the throttle is blipped! Heaven




Last year my son & I were watching this piece of automotive theatre on the Friday morning when I recognised the lucky b*st*rd who was due to drive it.

It was only the long haired one off Top Gear !

I was so envious I could have decked him.

#31 Gary C

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:51

I wish you had !!

#32 Hse289

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 13:14

Hi, does anyone know if Parnelli Jones is definately coming, i would like to see him and ask for his autograph. Paul

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 15:34

This from the website:

"Parnelli Jones, the TransAm and Indycar racing legend, will drive his title-winning Ford Mustang and two of the distinctive Indycars constructed by his own VPJ team."

For more info, go to:

http://www.goodwood.co.uk/fos/

and click on "Event News"

Vince Howlett, Victoria, B.C., Canada

#34 Hse289

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 15:43

Thanks Raceannoucer2003, excellent i hadn,t checked the updates on the Goodwood site. :up:
I,ll be there on the saturday looking forward to seeing Dan Gurney in the Cobra.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 15:48

I'm going all 3 days too. Can't wait to get up close to the CanAm cars.

#36 Paul Taylor

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 16:30

Wow, a lot of stars there...I'll have to book up for Sunday, as that's when it seems most drivers will be there.

#37 JSF

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 22:06

Originally posted by zac510
I'm going all 3 days too. Can't wait to get up close to the CanAm cars.


The two cars in the picture above will be there, which is the M8F of Richard Piper and Richard Dodkins March 717, both with over 800BHP/lbft.

Cathedral Padock is where the Sports and Touring cars are located, it's near the bottom of the hill the other side of the road from the Cartier and Supercar padock, behind a fairly high bushed fence which makes it harder to find than most of the areas.

#38 Roger Clark

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 22:16

Originally posted by JSF


The two cars in the picture above will be there, which is the M8F of Richard Piper and Richard Dodkins March 717, both with over 800BHP/lbft.

Cathedral Padock is where the Sports and Touring cars are located, it's near the bottom of the hill the other side of the road from the Cartier and Supercar padock, behind a fairly high bushed fence which makes it harder to find than most of the areas.

The Cathedral Paddock is not harder to find. You just follow the trail of TNF members.

#39 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 22:19

Originally posted by Roger Clark

The Cathedral Paddock is not harder to find. You just follow the trail of TNF members.

.... and the scent of Castrol R ;)

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#40 JSF

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 22:50

or walk about until your chest starts to vibrate to the thud of a big block V8..... :wave:

#41 jorism

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:29

Two years ago there were some people like Jonathan Palmer there which didn't drive. Any idea which old drivers are just present there?

#42 zac510

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:00

Thanks JSF, I'm hoping I can get my hands on a preliminary entry list soon. The website only has a brief snippets of entries.

Cathedral paddock, did anybody else get stranded there last year in the Friday downpour? :)

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 15:29

Is this the right time to mention TNF badges again? (ducks)

#44 zac510

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 11:42

There is no preliminary entry list available to even media so if you hear anything through the grapevine about late entries or dropouts, post them in here for us ;)

#45 RobertC

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 18:45

I don't whether the attached files are of use,

list one
list two

I received these in a mailing from Goodwood recently

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#46 Vitesse2

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 18:54

Originally posted by zac510
Thanks JSF, I'm hoping I can get my hands on a preliminary entry list soon. The website only has a brief snippets of entries.

Cathedral paddock, did anybody else get stranded there last year in the Friday downpour? :)

Yep. Me, David McKinney, Roger Clark, 2F-001 ..... we were all down at the bottom end by the yellow Miller and the Blower Bentleys.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:41

Originally posted by johnwilliamdavies
For those that are interested, today is the day the Sunday Times do their free Friday ticket offer.

http://timesonline.co.uk/fos


Mine turned up today! What a week - laid off from work and now a "freebie" day at Goodwood ....

#48 Roger Clark

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:18

with four days to go, it is time to arrange the traditional TNF gatherings, can I suggest 1pm each day? I understand that Ted Walker will not be there this year, so we'll have to find a new location.

#49 condor

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 16:58

If JSF's car is likely to be paddocked at 1pm could always meet there :)

Or by the Lofty England statue ...

Alternatively :) we could meet at the front entrance to the bar marquee on the cricket pitch for a beer .

Any other suggestions?

:D

#50 Roger Clark

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 21:54

Even the Cathedral Paddock can be crowded at times. I like the idea of the bar.