GRRC Membership - Is it worth it?

GRRC Membership - Is it worth it?

Author
Discussion

edo

16,699 posts

201 months

Thursday 14th June
quotequote all
150mph said:
Edo and rockantsky,

How long were you on the waiting list please?

I’d be very interested to know.
Joined Fellowship last year, been on waiting list for a good 5+ years before that IIRC.

150mph

30 posts

30 months

Friday 15th June
quotequote all
Thanks for replies.
It sounds like a 5 year wait at present.
Oh well...

150mph

30 posts

30 months

Friday 15th June
quotequote all
UPDATE

Just received my own letter from the GRRC indicating “a wait of approximately 2-4 years before I’m invited to become a member.
I’ve been on the list over 2 years, so this underlines a 4-6 year wait, in case anyone else is curious.

The Crack Fox

13,192 posts

128 months

Monday 18th June
quotequote all
FWIW; Was on the waiting list for maybe 3-4 years, was offered fellowship, told them it was a bloody insult to pay to be on a waiting list with no end in sight and to remove me fro the waiting list, was almost immediately offered membership then (!)

I am a huge fan of Goodwood events, but that fellowship thing left a very sour taste.

TheRainMaker

3,639 posts

178 months

Monday 18th June
quotequote all
150mph said:
UPDATE

Just received my own letter from the GRRC indicating “a wait of approximately 2-4 years before I’m invited to become a member.
I’ve been on the list over 2 years, so this underlines a 4-6 year wait, in case anyone else is curious.
I had one a few weeks ago saying it would be 2020 at the latest, probably been on the list for three/ four years.

Advertisement

ecsrobin

9,315 posts

101 months

Tuesday 19th June
quotequote all
The Crack Fox said:
FWIW; Was on the waiting list for maybe 3-4 years, was offered fellowship, told them it was a bloody insult to pay to be on a waiting list with no end in sight and to remove me fro the waiting list, was almost immediately offered membership then (!)

I am a huge fan of Goodwood events, but that fellowship thing left a very sour taste.
But when your payment goes to covering your entry fee it’s surely not that bad? I had to wait on a waiting list, get no perks and then pay a large amount of money at Christmas. With this it now makes the club more accessible to more enthusiasts who maybe don’t have as much money to spend on a club like this.

urquattroGus

924 posts

126 months

Tuesday 26th June
quotequote all
I'm that mug that has bought fellowship membership for £39 thinking that I could then buy a pit pass ticket.

Disappointing as in my view pit access is the best bit.

I'm now on the member in waiting list but would be unsure when that turns up and whether it would represent value at circa £400

Also wanted to book the Hawthorn Parking but sods law my Alfa Giulia Sprint was made Aug 66' but then road registered 5th jan 1967!

So I've booked the pre78 Tax exempt carpark which should be OK.

I went to this event the first 2-3 years it was on and I seem to remember that you could access the pits and many areas on a general entry ticket.

I've been with friends for the couple of years and have a ticket again this year but to be honest i'm starting to wonder if the Revival is worth the hassle, victim of it's own success etc.

The last two years were absolutely insanely busy and I haven't managed to get to the pits and invariably it's rained and we end up jammed in like sardines somewhere.

sorry if that sound like sour grapes but I think i'll try and seek out some other events.

Enjoyed camping at the Pagent of power a few years ago, Le Mans most years etc




RichB

40,694 posts

220 months

Tuesday 26th June
quotequote all
urquattroGus said:
I'm that mug that has bought fellowship membership for £39 thinking that I could then buy a pit pass ticket.

Disappointing as in my view pit access is the best bit.<clip> I went to this event the first 2-3 years it was on and I seem to remember that you could access the pits and many areas on a general entry ticket...
The central paddock access has always been restricted to badge holders (if that's what you mean by the pits). As the Revival has grown the paddock has sprawled out onto the concrete by the hangers and this is open access to holders of general entry tickets.

You should not be at all surprised that the paddock is GRRC & badge holders only, it's one of the key benefits of being a GRRC member.

TheRainMaker

3,639 posts

178 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
TheRainMaker said:
150mph said:
UPDATE

Just received my own letter from the GRRC indicating “a wait of approximately 2-4 years before I’m invited to become a member.
I’ve been on the list over 2 years, so this underlines a 4-6 year wait, in case anyone else is curious.
I had one a few weeks ago saying it would be 2020 at the latest, probably been on the list for three/ four years.
2020 came early, my invite came a few weeks ago, can't make up my mind on what to do.

They have also asked for a payment by cheque, I've not had a chequebook for years hehe

Oh, and they did take off the balance for being a fellow.

cypriot

226 posts

35 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
TheRainMaker said:
2020 came early, my invite came a few weeks ago, can't make up my mind on what to do.

They have also asked for a payment by cheque, I've not had a chequebook for years hehe

Oh, and they did take off the balance for being a fellow.
You can also pay over the phone... thats how I did it, as I also haven't seen a cheque book in years!