Yorkshire Motorsport Festival 25th-27th June 2021

Yorkshire Motorsport Festival 25th-27th June 2021

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AdamV12V

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3,637 posts

144 months

Friday 18th June
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https://ymsf.net/

Anyone going? We will be there on Sunday with both cars on display... Pop by and say hello if you do come... smile

giveitfish

3,605 posts

181 months

Friday 18th June
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Have a ticket for Saturday smile

Phil Dicky

6,713 posts

230 months

Friday 18th June
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Have to do a flow test to attend?

giveitfish

3,605 posts

181 months

Friday 18th June
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Not that I’m aware of?

Drumroll

2,743 posts

87 months

Friday 18th June
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Phil Dicky said:
Have to do a flow test to attend?
According to the website you need to have a negative test, interestingly it doesn't say when the test needs to be done (one or two days before, a week)

Phil Dicky

6,713 posts

230 months

Saturday 19th June
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Drumroll said:
Phil Dicky said:
Have to do a flow test to attend?
According to the website you need to have a negative test, interestingly it doesn't say when the test needs to be done (one or two days before, a week)
Seems a bit odd, with the event being outside.

Drumroll

2,743 posts

87 months

Saturday 19th June
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Phil Dicky said:
Drumroll said:
Phil Dicky said:
Have to do a flow test to attend?
According to the website you need to have a negative test, interestingly it doesn't say when the test needs to be done (one or two days before, a week)
Seems a bit odd, with the event being outside.
Likely to be a council requirement giving the increase in cases in that councils area.

I suspect it could get interesting as a couple of people I know were not aware it was a requirement. Not sure when it became one.

Phil Dicky

6,713 posts

230 months

Saturday 19th June
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Drumroll said:
Phil Dicky said:
Drumroll said:
Phil Dicky said:
Have to do a flow test to attend?
According to the website you need to have a negative test, interestingly it doesn't say when the test needs to be done (one or two days before, a week)
Seems a bit odd, with the event being outside.
Likely to be a council requirement giving the increase in cases in that councils area.

I suspect it could get interesting as a couple of people I know were not aware it was a requirement. Not sure when it became one.
Smacks of overkill to me as walking through any town centre in W Yorks doesn't have this requirement. Will certainly effect attendance numbers.

Drumroll

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87 months

Saturday 19th June
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Phil Dicky said:
Smacks of overkill to me as walking through any town centre in W Yorks doesn't have this requirement. Will certainly effect attendance numbers.
As it is pre purchased tickets only not sure what will happen. My concern is more people not being aware of the requirement.

At Royal Ascot they have all had to provide a negative test to get in and submit a test 5 days after attending.

giveitfish

3,605 posts

181 months

Saturday 19th June
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Ascot was a “trial” event with far larger numbers, hence the testing before and after.

As I understand it the Motorsport Festival is running with a max attendance of 4000 per day to fit in existing rules so aside from a quick lateral flow test then there is nothing to do.

I’m surprised there was no mention of this required on the ticket email though. It’s on the website but I probably wouldn’t have gone back there myself until just before the event.

I can imagine it causing a load of grief on the day with people not knowing.

GAjon

3,355 posts

180 months

Saturday 19th June
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AdamV12V said:
https://ymsf.net/

Anyone going? We will be there on Sunday with both cars on display... Pop by and say hello if you do come... smile
Will be there doing the Wolfstone Hillclimb. Hope the weather is kind to us.
Hopefully will get the opportunity to look around the cars on display, what cars are you showing?

We have two slots in the climb with the Grantura Gem.


AdamV12V

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3,637 posts

144 months

Saturday 19th June
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GAjon said:
Will be there doing the Wolfstone Hillclimb. Hope the weather is kind to us.
Hopefully will get the opportunity to look around the cars on display, what cars are you showing?

We have two slots in the climb with the Grantura Gem.

Ohh, will look out for you then.

Going on Sunday (lateral flow test results not withstanding!) and will be in the Aston paddock with AMOC.

Taking Kermit - my very bright green V12 Vantage S
and our Silver AMR Rapide.

Edmundo2

1,079 posts

177 months

Saturday 19th June
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The lateral flow test has only just been dropped on them I believe hence the lack of notice. They are working hard to get the message around I believe.

Seems like overkill but not hard to do so wont put me off..

GAjon

3,355 posts

180 months

Sunday 20th June
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AdamV12V said:
Ohh, will look out for you then.

Going on Sunday (lateral flow test results not withstanding!) and will be in the Aston paddock with AMOC.

Taking Kermit - my very bright green V12 Vantage S
and our Silver AMR Rapide.
Would really like to get over to have a close look if the timetable allows, I love Astons, there’s a DBR2 recreation in our class.

jon chim1

13 posts

218 months

Thursday 24th June
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Living nearby to the event and having a mate who is running a Bentley up the hill, the whole thing is a complete shambles as far as we are concerned, he hasn't got any details of passes etc, the parking is over a mile away from the event site, the hill climb even further, there has been no advertising locally and the website is a joke, I had a run up there yesterday 23rd June in my 993, the access is a nightmare, very narrow roads which I know very well, if 4000 cars turn up it will be a log jam. Sorry for the negativity but why they didn't do it up Holme Moss is a mystery to me. Will go and have a look but it seems to have been very poorly organised. Hope I'm wrong.

jon chim1

13 posts

218 months

Thursday 24th June
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The Lateral Flow test must completed 48 hours prior to attending for competitors and spectators and must be registered on the NHS portal and shown on you phone.

Drumroll

2,743 posts

87 months

Thursday 24th June
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jon chim1 said:
Living nearby to the event and having a mate who is running a Bentley up the hill, the whole thing is a complete shambles as far as we are concerned, he hasn't got any details of passes etc, the parking is over a mile away from the event site, the hill climb even further, there has been no advertising locally and the website is a joke, I had a run up there yesterday 23rd June in my 993, the access is a nightmare, very narrow roads which I know very well, if 4000 cars turn up it will be a log jam. Sorry for the negativity but why they didn't do it up Holme Moss is a mystery to me. Will go and have a look but it seems to have been very poorly organised. Hope I'm wrong.
Holme Moss was going to be "just" a Hillclimb. This from my understanding is a car show that has had a Hillclimb added to it. Certainly, those running the Hillclimb have very little to do with the rest.

giveitfish

3,605 posts

181 months

Saturday 26th June
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Well I enjoyed that. Like a big village fete with cars.

Lots which could be improved, especially viewing the hillclimb which is hidden behind dry stone walls with no raised viewing platforms to compensate, but a good start all the same.







Nyloc20

341 posts

30 months

Sunday 27th June
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I’m pleased this took place, I didn’t go but I’ll definitely go next year if its on again. Some nice pics, love the Rover.

velocemitch

3,266 posts

187 months

Sunday 27th June
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I think this was a really good concept, but I’m not entirely sure the execution has been perfect. To be fair the pandemic has made things exceedingly difficult for them.
Our club was asked to help and we are running a demonstration Autotest in one of the fields, plus a stand with a few clubman competition cars. The number of restrictions which were applied by MSUK have probably made this something of a damp squib though.
I suspect the same level of restrictions will have adversely affected the actual Hillclimb too.
Whilst I did want to attend and would love to have taken a car up, I’m moving house this weekend so it was a non starter, maybe next year, I should have an eligible car to enter too by then.

I wonder how close they got to the hoped for visitor numbers, the photos I’ve seen on social media, don’t appear to be showing large groups, let alone crowds.