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#1 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 11:56

Are any members of this illustrious forum planning to be at the Festival of Speed this year (assuming no eleventh hour political decisions scupper it)? It would be great to catch up in person again with a few more enthusiasts than has been possible of late ...



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#2 Gabrci

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 12:01

I would love to if I could enter the UK without a lovely 10-day stay... 



#3 ktrhe

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 12:51

I wish I could, but I don´t have the Time to enter the UK 10 days before the event and stay another 14 days in quarantine when I go back to the continent.. So I give the FoS (first time since 1995) and the Revival (first time since 2005) this year a miss.


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#4 wheadon1985

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 13:12

I'll be there... I'm Secretary of the Meeting and the dreaded Covid Officer for FOS this year.

Edited by wheadon1985, 07 June 2021 - 20:38.


#5 ensign14

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 14:09

I'm planning to go Thurs/Fri.  Fingers crossed it will proceed this time.  Not sure how many exhibitors will be present - it might be quite domestic.  Wonder if Lord March has good contacts in Reykjavik.



#6 Red Socks

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 14:41

I'll be there... I'm Secratary of the Meeting and the dreaded Covid Officer for FOS this year. 

Does the Duke of Richmond and Gordon give spelling lessons?

 

Plainly he does !!


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#7 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 19:34

I'll be there... I'm Secratary of the Meeting and the dreaded Covid Officer for FOS this year. 

 

I'll be there on Thursday - do I have to report to you with my jab card to be allowed entry ?  :drunk:



#8 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 03:29

I’m hoping to make it to MM in October.

#9 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 05:11

I’m hoping to make it to MM in October.

Same here - all booked (or better changed repeatedly since 2020). 



#10 john aston

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 05:56

I'm at MM too , so fingers crossed . Especially necessary in view of my MM experience -

 

2017- severe back problems mean having to  drive the 300miles back home from my B and B without getting closer than 10miles of Goodwood

2018 - Beast from the East meant , surreally , that the skiers were out on the South Downs . A  wonderful weekend but a tad chilly 

2019 - Wonderful , all well

2020-  Cancelled 

2021 - May date postponed , fingers crossed for October. 

 

But hey ho , at least this year I have been to three more race meetings than I'd managed this time last year .   



#11 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 14:37

I'm at MM too , so fingers crossed . Especially necessary in view of my MM experience -
 
2017- severe back problems mean having to  drive the 300miles back home from my B and B without getting closer than 10miles of Goodwood
2018 - Beast from the East meant , surreally , that the skiers were out on the South Downs . A  wonderful weekend but a tad chilly 
2019 - Wonderful , all well
2020-  Cancelled 
2021 - May date postponed , fingers crossed for October. 
 
But hey ho , at least this year I have been to three more race meetings than I'd managed this time last year .

2018 was quite an experience, wasn’t it? My wife and I actually found ourselves in a potentially life threatening situation created by blizzard, darkness, burst tire and no mobile phone coverage :eek: .....Will give details if we have a pint in October.

#12 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 14:39

Same here - all booked (or better changed repeatedly since 2020).

Maybe we can finally meet!

:wave:

#13 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 16:06

Yes - indeed ! It has to work out this time ! :clap:



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 16:09

2018 was quite an experience, wasn’t it? My wife and I actually found ourselves in a potentially life threatening situation created by blizzard, darkness, burst tire and no mobile phone coverage :eek: .....Will give details if we have a pint in October.

Hope to hear this story, too, in October.

And I can share the story from that early Revival, when the truckies had been on strike, which meant no petrol at stations and my rental car came with just a pint or so in the tank - at Stansted...



#15 Myhinpaa

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 16:26

Witty & Vallance etc. is working hard to delay the 21st of June easing of the lockdown with "at least" two weeks, more likely a month by the sounds of it....

 

https://www.thetimes...night-bfvnthssj

 

Another cabinet source said: “We always said it was June 21 at the earliest. We may need another few weeks to let the effects of vaccination take hold.Doing a partial reopening would create confusion. People have planned on the basis of a full reopening. It’s important that the messaging is consistent.”


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#16 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 16:42

A friend now pulled the plug - he would have been in the 100 years Amilcar group, was really looking forward to that (especially with the cancellation of Montlhery and their Amilcar celebration).

But in the current situation it is simply not doable. 



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 19:51

I'll be there... I'm Secretary of the Meeting and the dreaded Covid Officer for FOS this year.

Gold luck with that one . I run a theme park and believe me you can write as many rules as you like but the public don’t give a dam. 



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 09:04

                 FoS-2021.jpg

 

                                                                                             Boris-2035.jpg

 

Many have speculated what would have happened if "Deltaland" had been put on the RED LIST in March, before its variant started to be spread....

 

 

PS. If you sit down, you can't get infected by Covid-19! "Delta" or not!! https://twitter.com/...012658194632709


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:20

I suppose the obvious question  is will it be cancelled. I surely hope not if the British  GP gets an exemption.

 

The exemption of sports from covid rules in UK seems to be a  case of " who you know". I was astounded yesterday to hear the Queens tennis tournament organiser say on TV that " they had got a change in the law" ( his words) to allow players from red list countries to avoid any hotel quarantine so they could play at Queens.

 

Similarly  the Lions rugby team jumped the vaccine queue to get jabs pre playing in South Africa ( a red list country) and were negotiating an exemption form hotel quarantine on their return so they will be available for their clubs opening games in the UK.

 

It all seems  very hit and miss which is sad for alt the sports / events organisers without special pleading processes.



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#20 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 22:52

I really don’t understand what’s going on in the UK. (I’m in the US). I thought restrictions were due to be relaxed this month. Is that not the case now? I’m beginning to think that I won’t be attending MM in October.

#21 Myhinpaa

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 23:31

Many here in the UK don't understand what's going on either!

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57464097

 

Hospitality and live events will have their suffering increased, and prolonged. Difficult to know/guess what will happen after 19th. of July, too!

 

https://www.bbc.com/...t-arts-57469547

 

Judging by what have taken place over the last 15 months I wouldn't be too confident about Revival and MM in September/October.....



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Posted 18 June 2021 - 10:22

Just for info here is the official UK government guidance on events approved under the events research programme which is how Wimbledon and the Euros finals are being allowed to happen 

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...earch-programme



#23 Myhinpaa

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 16:18

Announcement made at 16:30ish.

 

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#24 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 20:43

Announcement made at 16:30ish.
 
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Did you receive this as an email? I ask because I’ve received no notifications concerning this since 14 June.

#25 ensign14

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 21:09

I got that as an email.



#26 Myhinpaa

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 21:09

I only checked their website + Twitter account frequently. Due to all the potential hassle and uncertainty I'm not going this year.

 

https://www.goodwood...tival-of-speed/

 

https://twitter.com/...997999545470976

 

Strange that they haven't updated confirmed ticketholders more frequently than website/social media? (Sign of the times I guess....)



#27 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 21:20

I only checked their website + Twitter account frequently. Due to all the potential hassle and uncertainty I'm not going this year.
 
https://www.goodwood...tival-of-speed/
 
https://twitter.com/...997999545470976
 
Strange that they haven't updated confirmed ticketholders more frequently than website/social media? (Sign of the times I guess....)


I’m not holding tickets for FoS, so maybe that’s why I didn’t receive an email notification, but given the volume of messages I receive from GRRC I would have expected to be updated.

#28 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 06 July 2021 - 21:42

Here's the entry list, if anyone hasn't seen it: https://www.goodwood...--public-v2.pdf

 

And tickets are still available. 



#29 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 06 July 2021 - 22:31

Looks a good line-up despite restrictions and quarantine. Still some famous names there and some not seen for a while - Kim Mather, for example.

 

But I have to weigh up what's best book-writing wise for myself and I believe that what I'm doing instead research wise this weekend will be of more benefit - at least this year. I'll be at the Revival and MM as it stands instead.



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Posted 07 July 2021 - 16:22

A friend just rang me to say he had a spare ticket, so I will be there on Sunday.  I have managed to navigate the NHS app to get my Covid pass, so fingers crossed for the weather.  



#31 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 20:25

To those attending, please do give us your reports and pictures.

Thank you.

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 05:29

Live stream here:

 

 

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#33 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 14:16

Watching Mario take the Lotus 79 up the hill was a real thrill for me, even on TV, as I saw him win the 1978 GP of Belgium in person. Does anyone know if the car he drove today was the chassis that won that race?

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 15:15

Just back from a Thursday and Friday; I was expecting FoS Lite, but somehow they managed to get some really interesting stuff together. The commentary was MILES better than 2019 too.

 

Only one gripe: it's a cash-free site, so guess how you pay for a programme? Yep you guessed it. And because it's a cash-less site there are no ATMs available! Interesting huh? I ended up going into Chichester and using an ATM there before going in today. But in case it helps, be warned!



#35 Tim Murray

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 15:21

Watching Mario take the Lotus 79 up the hill was a real thrill for me, even on TV, as I saw him win the 1978 GP of Belgium in person. Does anyone know if the car he drove today was the chassis that won that race?


I believe it is. The car is listed as being entered by Zak Brown. He owns chassis 79/2, which won with Mario in Belgium and Ronnie in Austria.

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 15:34

Gordon Murray's IGM was good to see, complete with apt inscription:

 

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 15:44

For those attending so far:  what was the entry procedure like?  I have got the NHS Covid pass, do I just show it or what?



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 18:41

For those attending so far:  what was the entry procedure like?  I have got the NHS Covid pass, do I just show it or what?

 

Yes you show it at a pre-ticket check and then walk the half mile from there to the gate. Simples :)



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 18:42

I believe it is. The car is listed as being entered by Zak Brown. He owns chassis 79/2, which won with Mario in Belgium and Ronnie in Austria.


Thank you, Tim.

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 22:16

https://postimg.cc/gallery/D2QXYD3

 

I decided not to go this year as I was unsure of how big it would be or what restrictions would apply; but I looked in on Wednesday and it seems to be almost as it was pre-covid. I took a few pictures, in the above gallery.

 

Paul M



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Posted 10 July 2021 - 01:29

https://postimg.cc/gallery/D2QXYD3
 
I decided not to go this year as I was unsure of how big it would be or what restrictions would apply; but I looked in on Wednesday and it seems to be almost as it was pre-covid. I took a few pictures, in the above gallery.
 
Paul M


Yes, I watched a couple of hours of the live stream and I didn’t see a single mask. That was refreshing and encouraging.

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 10:20

Whoever is doing the sound mixing on the YT feed is doing an awful job. Commentary is inaudible at times due to too much engine noise. Like now with the F1s.

 

I'm sure it would be fine if you were on site, listening on the radio or PA.



#43 Michael Ferner

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 12:07

Yes, I watched a couple of hours of the live stream and I didn’t see a single mask. That was refreshing and encouraging.

 

"Refreshing and encouraging" is not how I would describe that!



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Posted 10 July 2021 - 12:12

Mask wearing indoors was strictly enforced.  Quite right too in my opinion.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my two days at the Festival, and it was great to be back at Goodwood again.



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Posted 10 July 2021 - 14:12

"Refreshing and encouraging" is not how I would describe that!

 

It was possible to avoid those who appear to have lived in a cave for the last 18 months, but it was getting to be a challenge by end of play yesterday. I hope it won't jeopardize future events. 



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Posted 10 July 2021 - 21:00

Some pics from Thurs/Fri:

 

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^ Jochen in the LC1

 

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^ if only

 

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^ test event

 

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^ it takes a Penske to put the German flag colours on a Porsche

 

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^ Penske parade

 

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^ Karun Chandhok is a repeat visitor

 

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^ For once I was not taken with the Gerry Judah sculpture and I wondered how much the pandemic had to do with that - this was a virtual reality thing where the cars were put on the sculpture via app, I couldn't be bothered

 

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^ Tyrrell jam, son ahead of father

 

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^ the Prodrive BRX was popular with snappers

 

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^ little bonus I spotted near the turnoff to the building museum - an original pre-Guildford Rules junction sign, these have not been installed since 1975



#47 Thundersports

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 22:51

"Refreshing and encouraging" is not how I would describe that!

I'd sooner boil my head than go to Goodwood. 

Priced out the real enthusiasts for years and ongoing.



#48 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 00:27

Some pics from Thurs/Fri


Thank you!

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 04:21

I'd sooner boil my head than go to Goodwood. 

Priced out the real enthusiasts for years and ongoing.

 

Plainly not however.



#50 john aston

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 05:48

Judging by the events I do attend which are for the so called real enthusiast , there'd be more exhibitors and participants than spectators . I have never been to the FoS , but I have attended Goodwood Revival and Members' Meeting - the pantomime element of the former can grate a little but Goodwood puts on show which  is unequalled . I am delighted they live stream it too. 

 

Like any big sporting event it attracts the marginally interested - but that goes with the territory. Having attended  Donington, Cadwell and Knockhill  CSCC and HSCC Cadwell in 2021 I can report that the spectator  banks were largely unpeopled . Fewer 'real enthusiasts ' around than we might imagine..