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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.


Edited by ktrhe, 07 June 2021 - 12:52.


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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.


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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.



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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 !!


Edited by Red Socks, 10 June 2021 - 14:49.


#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!

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#13 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 16:06

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



#14 Ralf Pickel

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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. 



#18 Myhinpaa

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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


Edited by Myhinpaa, 15 June 2021 - 11:40.


#19 mariner

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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.....



#22 mariner

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Posted Today, 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