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shithotfast

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1,087 posts

148 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
I noticed that there was lots in the first car park (before you show your ticket) lots of cars, the auction, lots of shops, food, music etc from 8am until 10pm every night. Wasnt until afterwards i realed all of this was totally free. You dont need a ticket. Car park is free as well. next year i might go to that half (as i live local) lots to see and do for no charge. Good value i think!

john2443

2,541 posts

91 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Yes! I've never done it but I think it's worth having a ticket for one day and just doing the carpark for another; when I've paid for a ticket I don't want to spend too much time outside when I could be inside watching the racing, but in other situations you'd pay to be able to view the range of cars in the classic car park.

Not sure that Goodwood would approve of this policy though!

Trophybloo

890 posts

67 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Sssssh!! - you do know 'is Lordship has this forum monitored for any angles not yet exploited!!

Lynchie999

183 posts

33 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Trophybloo said:
Sssssh!! - you do know 'is Lordship has this forum monitored for any angles not yet exploited!!
it will turn into a revival version of the Thursday @ FOS ... where it will cost £20 to get into next year!

tonymor

304 posts

52 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Yes I go into the revival one year and do the carpark and stands the other year. I guess the increasing never of stall holders rely on this as if you are going in you don't waste time outside and when you are leaving you just want to go.
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jgoodwood

475 posts

84 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Lynchie999 said:
it will turn into a revival version of the Thursday @ FOS ... where it will cost £20 to get into next year!
That's a really good idea.. I'll suggest it to the boss later today.. Thanks. May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes

Crossflow Kid

7,005 posts

71 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
jgoodwood said:
May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes
Does it matter? You'll still charge double what it costs at other events.biggrin

Trophybloo

890 posts

67 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Crossflow Kid said:
jgoodwood said:
May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes
Does it matter? You'll still charge double what it costs at other events.biggrin
Ok CK, while sharing your proto-lefty sentiments (difficult for a petrolhead, but we don't all have to be Clarkson clones) I feel that the pricing issue is the least of Goodwood's problem.
You say Revival costs double that of other events well the following are the costs per day for those events that compete for your leisure buck. The comparisons have been chosen to reflect Revival's premium status -which given the sell-out is hard to dispute.
Music - Leonard Cohen concert at Wembley - £90 for 3 hours - Catering £4 pint, £6 Burger
Football - Arsenal v Chelsea - £62 (cheapest) for 90 mins - Catering £4 pint, £4.50 Chicken Balti pie
Motor Racing - British Grand Prix - £109 if you assess that as the cost of the Sunday element of the £164 3-day ticket. Note: those complaining about crush, car parking, restricted view etc have clearly never experienced the delights of Silverstone! - Catering, the rip offs rip off!
Wimbledon Centre Court Finals day - £120 (if your ballot comes up!) Catering, no one would be seen dead without the £75 F&M hamper wink

So the tickets at Revival are actually at the lower end for major entertainments and given the amount of entertainment given for the cost (About 9 hrs of racing, parades and flying if you position yourself at Lavant in view of the big screen and do nothing else) it represents good value by current standards. Now whether all entertainment is unnecessarily inflated is another argument.
Cost per day £56 max. £39 per day as 1/3 of the weekend ticket price. £28 per day if the Chichester newspaper offer is used ( all canny PHers know about this).
My only gripe is that at Wimbledon you wouldn't be expected to watch Andy's 7 y.o. cousin having a knock about before the main event or at the Emirates Islington U-8s playing Manchester sproglets.
So let the kids use the drive to the house in future and don't subject the proles to the self-indulgence. We know we're there on sufference, we just don't need our noses rubbing in it!
Clearly you can make the day as expensive as your inclination takes you, but that is the same anywhere.
Just an afterthought, the pedal cars could actually come downhill on the festival of speed route, then we'd see who was made of the 'right stuff' wink

Aar0sc

279 posts

37 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Trophybloo said:
Just an afterthought, the pedal cars could actually come downhill on the festival of speed route, then we'd see who was made of the 'right stuff' wink
I suggested a similar idea a few years back - they won't as there was a rather nasty incident with a gravity racer at an earlier event.

Trophybloo

890 posts

67 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Aar0sc said:
I suggested a similar idea a few years back - they won't as there was a rather nasty incident with a gravity racer at an earlier event.
Yes, but think of the attraction for the ghoulish - they could play Jan and Dean over the PA and Darwin's theory could be well and truly tested
hehe

Crossflow Kid

7,005 posts

71 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Trophybloo said:
Crossflow Kid said:
jgoodwood said:
May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes
Does it matter? You'll still charge double what it costs at other events.biggrin
Ok CK, while sharing your proto-lefty sentiments (difficult for a petrolhead, but we don't all have to be Clarkson clones) I feel that the pricing issue is the least of Goodwood's problem.
You say Revival costs double that of other events well the following are the costs per day for those events that compete for your leisure buck. The comparisons have been chosen to reflect Revival's premium status -which given the sell-out is hard to dispute.
Music - Leonard Cohen concert at Wembley - £90 for 3 hours - Catering £4 pint, £6 Burger
Football - Arsenal v Chelsea - £62 (cheapest) for 90 mins - Catering £4 pint, £4.50 Chicken Balti pie
Motor Racing - British Grand Prix - £109 if you assess that as the cost of the Sunday element of the £164 3-day ticket. Note: those complaining about crush, car parking, restricted view etc have clearly never experienced the delights of Silverstone! - Catering, the rip offs rip off!
Wimbledon Centre Court Finals day - £120 (if your ballot comes up!) Catering, no one would be seen dead without the £75 F&M hamper wink

So the tickets at Revival are actually at the lower end for major entertainments and given the amount of entertainment given for the cost (About 9 hrs of racing, parades and flying if you position yourself at Lavant in view of the big screen and do nothing else) it represents good value by current standards. Now whether all entertainment is unnecessarily inflated is another argument.
Cost per day £56 max. £39 per day as 1/3 of the weekend ticket price. £28 per day if the Chichester newspaper offer is used ( all canny PHers know about this).
That took well over an hour so, nil points I'm afraid.

Edited by Crossflow Kid on Thursday 20th September 09:36

Trophybloo

890 posts

67 months

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Crossflow Kid said:
That took well over an hour so, nil points I'm afraid.

Edited by Crossflow Kid on Thursday 20th September 09:36
Just a moany young git aintcha! (30 secs)

smartypants

21,140 posts

49 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
hehe

I said it on another Goodwood Revival thread that I thought it was underpriced. £45 ticket for the day I experienced on Saturday was silly cheap. I would rather see a 50% rise in prices, and a 25% drop in ticket sales. It was just too busy, which spoilt some of the aspects of the day.

I used to go to football matches - £100 easily spent for a few hours of rubbish. Honestly, you're barking up the wrong tree if you think Goodwood Revival is overpriced.


Crossflow Kid

7,005 posts

71 months

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smartypants said:
It was just too busy, which spoilt some of the aspects of the day.
That's where I'm coming from with the cost thing. You pay to get in to what....a game of rugby minus the ball.

ngdragon

62 posts

43 months

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jgoodwood said:
That's a really good idea.. I'll suggest it to the boss later today.. Thanks. May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes
Serious point- despite 3 days I never get to see all I want- an extra day on the Thursday eithout racing, a bit like the extra FoS day, would be just the ticket- it seems a pity to go to so much effort to make everything so special for just 3 days. Oh and if you do see the boss later today thank him for another fantastic event- despite some of the comments and complaints on here without him we wouldn't have two magical weekends every year.............................

Sarge 4x4

2,055 posts

85 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
As above I agree 100%, extra day would be good as well.

pggroves

51 posts

95 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Quite frankly for the pleasure I get from attending I'd happily pay a lot more . To see the pre war Grand Prix cars was worth the admission alone.
Lord March has got it absolutely right and 146,000 people voted with their feet. I'd love it if they extended it for another day.
I just wish they'd come up with a third event.
As far as Silverstone is concerned they should get LM and his team into run it.He has such a wonderful eye for detail.
But what do I know, I even like his sisters singing.

Lynchie999

183 posts

33 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
jgoodwood said:
That's a really good idea.. I'll suggest it to the boss later today.. Thanks. May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes
Haha.. it was said as a "wouldn't be surprised" statement, but I actually hope it doesnt happen.. obviously... my glass is always full, as this year I won free entry via a Goodwood Facebook comp! which I am grateful for, as I wouldnt have gone otherwise! I usually get the 2for1 offer in the local paper anyway...

edit : in terms of value for money, it seems very good value compared to whats suggested above (football etc.. ) but what gets me is it creeps up every year by a quid or 2 AND the crowds gets bigger.... ?

Jagmanv12

782 posts

44 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Trophybloo said:
Crossflow Kid said:
jgoodwood said:
May I ask... Is your glass usually half full or half empty?

rolleyes
Does it matter? You'll still charge double what it costs at other events.biggrin
Ok CK, while sharing your proto-lefty sentiments (difficult for a petrolhead, but we don't all have to be Clarkson clones) I feel that the pricing issue is the least of Goodwood's problem.
You say Revival costs double that of other events well the following are the costs per day for those events that compete for your leisure buck. The comparisons have been chosen to reflect Revival's premium status -which given the sell-out is hard to dispute.
Music - Leonard Cohen concert at Wembley - £90 for 3 hours - Catering £4 pint, £6 Burger
Football - Arsenal v Chelsea - £62 (cheapest) for 90 mins - Catering £4 pint, £4.50 Chicken Balti pie
Motor Racing - British Grand Prix - £109 if you assess that as the cost of the Sunday element of the £164 3-day ticket. Note: those complaining about crush, car parking, restricted view etc have clearly never experienced the delights of Silverstone! - Catering, the rip offs rip off!
Wimbledon Centre Court Finals day - £120 (if your ballot comes up!) Catering, no one would be seen dead without the £75 F&M hamper wink

So the tickets at Revival are actually at the lower end for major entertainments and given the amount of entertainment given for the cost (About 9 hrs of racing, parades and flying if you position yourself at Lavant in view of the big screen and do nothing else) it represents good value by current standards. Now whether all entertainment is unnecessarily inflated is another argument.
Cost per day £56 max. £39 per day as 1/3 of the weekend ticket price. £28 per day if the Chichester newspaper offer is used ( all canny PHers know about this).
My only gripe is that at Wimbledon you wouldn't be expected to watch Andy's 7 y.o. cousin having a knock about before the main event or at the Emirates Islington U-8s playing Manchester sproglets.
So let the kids use the drive to the house in future and don't subject the proles to the self-indulgence. We know we're there on sufference, we just don't need our noses rubbing in it!
Clearly you can make the day as expensive as your inclination takes you, but that is the same anywhere.
Just an afterthought, the pedal cars could actually come downhill on the festival of speed route, then we'd see who was made of the 'right stuff' wink
For comparison the Silverstone Classic is the similar event. Cost is about 20-25% less. Far less restrictions on the ordinary visitor. Free to enter pits, paddock, etc.

john2443

2,541 posts

91 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Jagmanv12 said:
For comparison the Silverstone Classic is the similar event. Cost is about 20-25% less. Far less restrictions on the ordinary visitor. Free to enter pits, paddock, etc.
IMO Silverstone Classic just isn't in the same league as Goodwood - the racing may be as good but the atmosphere and charisma just isn't there at Sstone.

Although part of the paddock is restricted at GW you can walk round a lot of it and see into the rest; if you wanted the pits to be open, exactly how would you do it - the teams need space and there isn't too much there, how could they work if we were all wandering in and out? Having said that I haven't been in because they aren't open, I'm not sure what space they do use, maybe the indoor bit could be open - is the space inside the building used by the teams or is it a toffs permit only area?
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