78th Members Meeting

78th Members Meeting

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bockaaarck

335 posts

122 months

Wednesday 11th March
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I think Emanuele lives just north of Rome, somewhere. Seem to remember reading that at some point


(Yep, was in Motorsport, house in a private estate. 20 miles north of Rome)

Edited by bockaaarck on Wednesday 11th March 23:46

ecsrobin

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10,675 posts

119 months

Thursday 12th March
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Looking at the news I think we will have an answer to if it will go ahead in a few hours.

ukaskew

5,764 posts

175 months

Thursday 12th March
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ecsrobin said:
Looking at the news I think we will have an answer to if it will go ahead in a few hours.
I don't think there is 1% of me who thinks this will actually happen now. Look at where we are now compared to 7 days ago and then consider what things will be like in two weeks.

Goodwood must be in a difficult place, if they are going to pull the plug I imagine they'd want to do it now, but it would presumably be better for them if the govt forces their hand.

PompeyReece

825 posts

43 months

Thursday 12th March
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ukaskew said:
I don't think there is 1% of me who thinks this will actually happen now. Look at where we are now compared to 7 days ago and then consider what things will be like in two weeks.

Goodwood must be in a difficult place, if they are going to pull the plug I imagine they'd want to do it now, but it would presumably be better for them if the govt forces their hand.
Indeed, I suspect any company organising an event/tour/holiday etc. won't pull it themselves until the government forces them to otherwise it might invalidate their insurance/claims etc.

paulyv

745 posts

77 months

Thursday 12th March
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Regardless I have felt it better to cancel my hotel and await the event next year. As much as I love the MM, coming from London I wouldn't be helping matters even if the event went ahead and the chances of bringing anything unwelcome with me were decreasing by that point, which I think it seems fairly clear will not be the case.

I feel really sorry for all those who have spent time preparing cars, the event and other third party vendors for whom this isn't just a day out. It won't be a pleasant time for them as they await news either way and must themselves be wrestling with what course of action to take.

Gregor-lun1d

43 posts

51 months

Thursday 12th March
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I've just taken out insurance for the trip; ticket plus two nights in a hotel enjoying a 'Goodwood Premium' period make it worthwhile before any Government advice to ban gatherings is implemented.


CrunkleFloop

460 posts

199 months

Thursday 12th March
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Just incase it does get axed, here are some snaps from my lunchtime jaunt up to the circuit.



















paulyv

745 posts

77 months

Thursday 12th March
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Terrific pictures. Some familiar faces there - thank you for posting them.

CrunkleFloop

460 posts

199 months

Thursday 12th March
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paulyv said:
Terrific pictures. Some familiar faces there - thank you for posting them.
Thanks, I love working just around the corner from there.

BTW: Does anyone know what the white car with the yellow nose is? It looked Lotus Elan like but quite different in many details (lights, bonnet, doors etc)

Here are some other pics of it:








ETA: Just realised it's a Lotus Elite. It was being peddled very hard too!!

Edited by CrunkleFloop on Thursday 12th March 16:39

paulyv

745 posts

77 months

Thursday 12th March
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I do wonder that if race meetings are being canceled there might be more opportunities for track days over the coming weeks!

AllezWasps

453 posts

120 months

Thursday 12th March
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Well following the latest COBRA it looks like the MM has survived at least for a few more days. But as we all know things continue to change pretty much every few days!

NickUSA

745 posts

121 months

Thursday 12th March
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Two weeks is a long way ahead.

Much like all on here I hope the event goes ahead I think that it will be a last minute call.

andyj007

130 posts

132 months

Friday 13th March
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Honestly cancelling this event is going to make no difference to what happens and when it happens.. as the top man just said, we need 60million people to catch it to get immunity..
those that are in the risk groups with poor health stay at home if your worried. the rest of us lets go and help the uk by building up immunity..
i mean look at tom hanks, hes felt a little tired and the odd ache... thats all his symtoms, christ i feel like that every day since christmas..

personally if i am going to catch this flu/cold/infection, better to catch whilst having a good time.. probably more health benefits to having a nice stroll outside in the fresh air around the track than sitting in the office,

some info for you to put into perspective.

17 people die each day from an accident in their own home in the uk ..
5 people die each day in their own car on our roads..

you are far far more at risk from dieing form either of the two above than you are from going to goodwood, catching this flu, and it actually killing you..




CrunkleFloop

460 posts

199 months

Friday 13th March
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andyj007 said:
some info for you to put into perspective.

17 people die each day from an accident in their own home in the uk ..
5 people die each day in their own car on our roads..

you are far far more at risk from dieing form either of the two above than you are from going to goodwood, catching this flu, and it actually killing you..



That's true however I think a lot of the concern surrounding the virus and the reason otherwise healthy people might want to avoid exposure is unknowingly passing the virus on to an elderly or vulnerable person. As a number of us care for aging parents etc it's a sensible precaution to take IMHO.

If you have no responsibilities for/interaction with anyone vulnerable than yes, carry on as normal by all means.

Mellow Yellow

766 posts

216 months

Friday 13th March
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andyj007 said:
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5 people die each day in their own car on our roads..
Not quite, more like 2, 5 people die each day in RTA's but only 38% of those Killed or seriously injured are in a car, most are pedestrians or on bicycle/motorbike. But I get where you're coming from.

mk1coopers

297 posts

106 months

Friday 13th March
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I hope it goes ahead, the snow didn't stop it, the reality is Goodwood will make a decision closer to the time using the then current government advise, if it goes ahead there may well be reduced crowds, if it doesn't then let's cross our fingers that Goodwood will allow the tickets to be exchanged for another event there later in the year, or possibly hold the MM later on in the season if it's possible.

One thing is certain, it's going to have some sort of effect on all of us

CABC

3,317 posts

55 months

Friday 13th March
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CrunkleFloop said:
That's true however I think a lot of the concern surrounding the virus and the reason otherwise healthy people might want to avoid exposure is unknowingly passing the virus on to an elderly or vulnerable person. As a number of us care for aging parents etc it's a sensible precaution to take IMHO.

If you have no responsibilities for/interaction with anyone vulnerable than yes, carry on as normal by all means.
i'd reverse the logic: over-65s & vulnerable should self-isolate for next few weeks and we should all be vigilant when around the elderly too.
otherwise the risk from the young & fit, though reduced while we flatten the curve, will extend way into next year. if i was vulnerable i'd take my own precautions and hope the population was less of a threat to me after a few weeks.

we are missing some calm logic worldwide, and i do believe the Brits are showing leadership on this (that's my assessment with no expertise. but it makes sense). closing schools really does seem like a recipe for grandparents to be infected more quickly and steepen the curve!

andyj007

130 posts

132 months

Friday 13th March
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Its on.. common sense prevails
cant wait


https://www.goodwood.com/coronavirus-faqs/?utm_cam...

Simes205

3,502 posts

182 months

Friday 13th March
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smile

It’s not so densely populated like the other events, I hope the situation doesn’t change.

CABC

3,317 posts

55 months

Friday 13th March
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Simes205 said:
smile

It’s not so densely populated like the other events, I hope the situation doesn’t change.
density is variable that has never been raised in other jurisdictions. it's simply a gathering of more than 1000 people.
i wouldn't bet against ban on gatherings in 2 weeks' time.

Goodwood have emailed to say they have hand sanitiser, isolation rooms and enthusiastically encourage elbow bumps.
so that's all sorted then laugh