78th Members Meeting

78th Members Meeting

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ecsrobin

Original Poster:

11,240 posts

123 months

Friday 6th March
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pablo said:
Provisional timetable is out, always worth a look on BARC website for an entry list and FIs if that interests you....
https://www.goodwood.com/grr/event-coverage/member...
Still to be updated. https://www.barc.net/event/goodwood-78th-members-m...

NDA

17,261 posts

183 months

Friday 6th March
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Stephanie Plum said:
The weather won't cancel it so don't go thinking it will. Coronavirus just might, but it would go down to the wire methinks.
Hmmmm... that's my thinking too. I know Brighton are 'considering' a ban on more than gatherings of 1,000 - whether this expands to Sussex more widely is an unknown.

CABC

3,641 posts

59 months

Friday 6th March
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2 week ban on crowds starting on the 14th would be ideal....
just enough to delay any peak demand on nhs to beyond easter. here's hoping.

not that crowds are a problem anyway, it's close proximity and people travelling. My 3' will be with 2 friends and the barman.

NickUSA

773 posts

125 months

Friday 6th March
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CABC said:
2 week ban on crowds starting on the 14th would be ideal....
just enough to delay any peak demand on nhs to beyond easter. here's hoping.

not that crowds are a problem anyway, it's close proximity and people travelling. My 3' will be with 2 friends and the barman.
I think if Goodwood were to move the dates it would likely clash with another event.

CABC

3,641 posts

59 months

Friday 6th March
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NickUSA said:
I think if Goodwood were to move the dates it would likely clash with another event.
agree.
hence hope of 2 week ban starting 14th.....

lawrywild

100 posts

20 months

Friday 6th March
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There are lots of dates being banded around.

To clarify, it is currently 28-29 March, correct?

No ideas for a name

772 posts

44 months

Friday 6th March
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lawrywild said:
There are lots of dates being banded around.

To clarify, it is currently 28-29 March, correct?
Correct.
https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/members-meetin...

And as far as I know, there is no current plan to move it again. All that is just talk/scaremongering.
However, if the Government were to ban 'large sporting gatherings' due to nCov-19, then I guess Goodwood would get caught up in it.

More imporantly: The new Member's badge in pink clashes with my car.

Edited by No ideas for a name on Friday 6th March 14:36

ukaskew

6,357 posts

179 months

Monday 9th March
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No ideas for a name said:
Correct.
https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/members-meetin...

And as far as I know, there is no current plan to move it again. All that is just talk/scaremongering.
However, if the Government were to ban 'large sporting gatherings' due to nCov-19, then I guess Goodwood would get caught up in it.
It's obviously not the most important thing in the world right now, but based on how timelines have gone in other countries it does seem like the 78MM is going to be bang in the middle of the critical lockdown window.



silverthorn2151

5,849 posts

137 months

Monday 9th March
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The safest place is in the countryside and I'll be standing round the back of the circuit where there are no crowds, enjoyng myself.

No ideas for a name

772 posts

44 months

Monday 9th March
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silverthorn2151 said:
The safest place is in the countryside and I'll be standing round the back of the circuit where there are no crowds, enjoyng myself.
That would, in theory, be a good plan.
However, the evening entertainment might be a bit of a breeding ground for bugs (all types of cold and flu).

Regardless of the real risk, if the Government decides that gatherings over a certain size are banned, I don't think the finer points of outside events are going to get taken in to account.


ukaskew

6,357 posts

179 months

Monday 9th March
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Yep as above, the MM is one of my quietest events of the year, so much room out the back of the circuit, but technically it's still a gathering of 25k+ people so it's not going to escape any possible restrictions should it come to that.

AllezWasps

460 posts

124 months

Monday 9th March
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The government will be coming under more and more pressure in the next few days to be a bit more proactive and move to the next phase of its plan.
I personally would be amazed if the MM goes ahead. I can see a ban being introduced on all large scale gatherings for at least a month and then it might be subject to review.

paulyv

826 posts

81 months

Monday 9th March
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AllezWasps said:
I personally would be amazed if the MM goes ahead. I can see a ban being introduced on all large scale gatherings for at least a month and then it might be subject to review.
I entirely agree - we'll all have to do our bit unfortunately. Gives me more time to prepare the car for a trip to Le Mans in June.

silverthorn2151

5,849 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th March
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I'm coming to the same view. What was going to be my big weekend of Saracens at White Hart Lane then down to the MM is more likely to be 2 days of arse sitting.

It does seem crazy to all gather together in crowds at this time. Having said that I suspect the real hot spots are tubes, trains and pubs!

Not sure I'd spend too much on preparing for Le Mans either!

tonymor

1,194 posts

130 months

Tuesday 10th March
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No bad news yet 🤞.

steve2

1,538 posts

176 months

Tuesday 10th March
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This is the first year that I will miss it as we are already booked to see a show in London on the Saturday night so if it was moved to another date I would be happy, but I think if it was cancelled there will not be a MM this year.
Personally I would like the London show to be cancelled and then I could try and get a ticket for the weekend if it did go ahead although I dare say there will be a lot of non attendees

Jaaws

159 posts

59 months

Tuesday 10th March
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There always seems to be quite a few Italians at the MM, even if it goes ahead I suppose they will be absent this year.

Dr Nookie

173 posts

158 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Jaaws said:
There always seems to be quite a few Italians at the MM, even if it goes ahead I suppose they will be absent this year.
I was thinking exactly that. Well not just Italians - any number of overseas drivers, teams, spectators that could well skip this year.
I guess teams and drivers are already over though right?

CrunkleFloop

474 posts

203 months

Wednesday 11th March
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I popped up to Goodwood on my lunch break. Still a hive of activity in 78th MM prep.

It's going to run very much to the wire I think.

Pericoloso

43,759 posts

121 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Jaaws said:
There always seems to be quite a few Italians at the MM, even if it goes ahead I suppose they will be absent this year.
Not least Emmanuele Pirro ,one of the "house" captains.

I've no idea where he actually lives.