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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Jack-the-lad, Jan 7, 2020.
I hope not!
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Might go to that. Do you buy the tickets direct? (I don’t bother looking on the foc sight as it’s never kept up to date; not even sure they know they have a website!!!)
I assume you can, though you may have to buy through a club as it calls itself "club day". I bought mine through this lot: https://thedriversunion.com/, but only because Sy emailed me an invite. I seem to recall having an email from the FOC a week or two ago saying "tickets not yet available, further information shortly", so it may be worth your while checking out the website. Or join DU, it's free.
I’m in du. Just found the email in “junk”!
Go for it! I see there is another 348 owner already signed up.
That DU looks like a great thing. I wish we had something similar here in the ‘States. You have so many great events and venues in the UK, especially relative to your land mass, it seems like there’s always a great car event to see or participate in.
Let’s see...I’ve been to Goodwood (12 times), Prescott, Brooklands, Silverstone, Donington, Castle Combe.....I have a lot more to see!
Time to move to the UK, Jack!
I would love to have a place in West Sussex, Wiltshire, Devon, etc....or even way out in Exeter where my family is from, many generations ago.
You shall go to the ball! Tickets bought.
So that might be 2 events I’m going to this year!!!! Better than none; but let’s hope for a few more in 21.
What is number 2?
Hopefully track day with DL in September/October.
You been out driving?
A few times in the 550. the Dino is up in GLOS. and we are in Exeter, not allowed to use our house up there due to second home rules, so it is sitting in its garage, with my E-type for company. Hopefully we shall be able to come up in July - the indications are that that is what HMG will be announcing tomorrow.
Be interesting to see when they open up 2nd home...waiting for the invasion of idiots from London in range rovers, q7s etc!!!
but it will also possibly apply to yachts, as whilst you can go out for the day at the moment you can’t stay overnight or leave the local area. Only snag will be the harbour masters and if they will change their bylaws at the same time or not.
if you want anybody to check on the cars let me know; keys under the floor mat?
Has anyone else received the Duke of Richmond’s letter to GRRC members? If so, I’d be interested in you thoughts about it.
Yes. Happy to support Goodwood by not asking for refunds, but carrying my tickets over to next year, and renewing my membership for 2021, but none of the other bits and pieces hold any appeal for me.
Apparently there’s an event at Goodwood on October 18-20. I gather it is for competitors and support staff only, no spectators. At least something is happening which I’m happy to take as a positive development.
There are a variety of events happening; without spectators, track days, one club did a special day for a disabled lad with a load of hyper/super cars.
My local track is back doing track days and race meets; just no spectators.
So lots going on; just not the big public events; won’t see those this year; maybe next if we are lucky!!!
Right, but I think the October Goodwood event is probably going to be more on the scale of the Members’ Meetings but without spectators and the attendant vendors, crowd management staff, etc., just competitors and track support. My understanding is that it will be significant enough to be streamed.
There are events with spectators. For example, Brands Hatch have the Ferrari Challenge on 25/26 July and it says:
"Day visitors are welcome to attend as the venue continues to operate at a reduced capacity, with a range of hygiene and social distancing measures in place in place to ensure that visits are safe and enjoyable." (http://news.brandshatch.co.uk/ferrari-challenge-uk-next-up-at-brands-hatch-on-2526-july.aspx).
As far as I understand it both Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace and the Concours at Hampton Court are both currently confirmed as going ahead in September (I hope so as I have booked for both along with Festival Italia at Brands). Obviously these are not Goodwood events but they are events that are supposed to be happening with spectators.
I hope so too, as I have also booked for both.
salon only for me! Be good to catch up and meet some new people !
More information here https://www.goodwood.com/grr/event-coverage/festival-of-speed/2020/7/goodwood-speedweek-to-be-held-in-october/
Thanks. I just received the email. I’m encouraged that something is happening.
Some of you may have received the message from GRRC with the 2021 event dates.
The Members’ Meeting has been moved to 15-16 May, about five weeks later than the original proposed dates.
I take this as a Good Thing as it improves the prospects of good weather as well as the potential for fewer travel restrictions by then.
For me it's a bad thing. 15th. is my daughter's birthday, 16th. is E-type 60th. anniversary meeting at Blenheim.