Retro Rides Gathering - Shelsley Walsh 18/08/19

Retro Rides Gathering - Shelsley Walsh 18/08/19

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B'stard Child

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18,456 posts

191 months

Monday 12th August
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Anyone going

Been to a fair few now - mix of a huge static show and 120 pre-selected road legal cars (pre-99) with around 10 (more track orientated) guest cars running up the hill all day

The official videos below give a flavour of the event

2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvfOxT8Ql7c

2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dfde652J0I

2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AERBCjnD_k

daydotz

1,505 posts

106 months

Tuesday 13th August
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I wasn't but i may have to hehe

B'stard Child

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18,456 posts

191 months

Monday 19th August
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daydotz said:
I wasn't but i may have to hehe
Be interested to know what you thought of the show if you went?

aka_kerrly

10,888 posts

155 months

Monday 19th August
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I went along with the mk2 golf owners club and had a fantastic day. I'd consider camping there next year even though SW is barely an hour drive from my house.

Its rare for a show to offer such great variety with a mix of show standard, race prep, restored and daily drivers all in one field.


B'stard Child

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18,456 posts

191 months

Tuesday 20th August
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aka_kerrly said:
I went along with the mk2 golf owners club and had a fantastic day. I'd consider camping there next year even though SW is barely an hour drive from my house.

Its rare for a show to offer such great variety with a mix of show standard, race prep, restored and daily drivers all in one field.
This was my viewpoint for the whole day




I saw nothing of the show field or retro parking and none of the action on the hill apart from paddock and start line

However #blacklinesmatter and we left only 11’s



Reason was I was working

aka_kerrly

10,888 posts

155 months

Tuesday 20th August
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That is an outstanding view point, are you a member of staff at SW?

I spent a bit of time enjoying a cider by the start line giving me a chance to see some of the action & get a good taste of rubber with a bit of clutch mixed inbiggrin I didn't see it happen only the aftermath of the mk2 Escort that sheared it's half shaft but from what I could tell there were very few car casualties which is surprising given some launches/competitive nature of the event!

I managed to walk approximately 4 miles during the day and would probably have covered more had I not spent a while chilling out in the field with the MK2 Golf Guys.


B'stard Child

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18,456 posts

191 months

Tuesday 20th August
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aka_kerrly said:
That is an outstanding view point, are you a member of staff at SW?
No I was one of a team of three/four running the paddock area for Retro-Rides - Orange T (under red hoodie in the morning) and Orange Hat

Spend the day trying not to get in peoples shots but then gave up saying sorry cos they'll delete them anyway

aka_kerrly said:
I spent a bit of time enjoying a cider by the start line giving me a chance to see some of the action & get a good taste of rubber with a bit of clutch mixed inbiggrin I didn't see it happen only the aftermath of the mk2 Escort that sheared it's half shaft but from what I could tell there were very few car casualties which is surprising given some launches/competitive nature of the event!
Yeah very low attrition rate

Scimitar (Gearbox I think)
Audi Quatro was drivetrain too but never found out exactly
Escort Half shaft (was glad that happened on the line - half way up the hill on full chat would have been nasty)
Mini lost the clutch but found it again and carried on biggrin
VX220 - Side impact to a bank on the last run of the day frown

Managed to get 479 runs up the hill in total - little down on last years 515 runs (with 138 cars that's an average of 3.5 runs per car - although I thing the highest number of runs by one non guest was 7 and the highest of the guest was 8) but we had some issues with turnaround in the morning (due to a large number of guest cars that meant we had to change stuff to make it work better)

aka_kerrly said:
I managed to walk approximately 4 miles during the day and would probably have covered more had I not spent a while chilling out in the field with the MK2 Golf Guys.
Sounds like a nice balance to your show experience - I walked 11.5 miles and never left the paddock biggrin

daydotz

1,505 posts

106 months

Tuesday 20th August
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B'stard Child said:
daydotz said:
I wasn't but i may have to hehe
Be interested to know what you thought of the show if you went?
It was a good day I couldn't really get a decent view of the hill climb the but the sheer number of interesting cars made it worth the trip
(my plan was Wilton originally)

I did come home wanting a citroen AX GT/i however hehe

designforlife

3,029 posts

108 months

Tuesday 20th August
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My mate was there in his black Supra, the videos of it are pretty immense.

I missed the boat this year but plan on going next year, car is a 2000 W reg so should squeak in.

Kev_Mk3

1,106 posts

40 months

Tuesday 20th August
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ordered tickets to go as i always do, tickets didnt arrive - tried to contact RR and no response so didnt end up going shame really. Will go again next year should be less busy life

B'stard Child

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191 months

Tuesday 20th August
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Kev_Mk3 said:
ordered tickets to go as i always do, tickets didnt arrive - tried to contact RR and no response so didnt end up going shame really. Will go again next year should be less busy life
There is always a number of people who don’t get tickets in time due to postal issues - turn up with your email confirmation and you can exchange that for tickets on the gate

http://retroridesgathering.com/faq.html

B'stard Child

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18,456 posts

191 months

Tuesday 20th August
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daydotz said:
B'stard Child said:
daydotz said:
I wasn't but i may have to hehe
Be interested to know what you thought of the show if you went?
It was a good day I couldn't really get a decent view of the hill climb the but the sheer number of interesting cars made it worth the trip
(my plan was Wilton originally)

I did come home wanting a citroen AX GT/i however hehe
Go higher - better views at the mid section around the esses

Yeah good little pocket rockets those AX’s are

B'stard Child

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191 months

Tuesday 20th August
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Taster video - full version later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHz9k1m_YpA

Kev_Mk3

1,106 posts

40 months

Tuesday 20th August
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B'stard Child said:
There is always a number of people who don’t get tickets in time due to postal issues - turn up with your email confirmation and you can exchange that for tickets on the gate

http://retroridesgathering.com/faq.html
In the end I couldn't make it so was going to sell my tickets to a friend but wasn't aware of that so didn't bother.

daydotz

1,505 posts

106 months

Tuesday 20th August
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designforlife said:
My mate was there in his black Supra, the videos of it are pretty immense.

I missed the boat this year but plan on going next year, car is a 2000 W reg so should squeak in.
His burnouts were Mental hehe

paulg390

533 posts

179 months

Tuesday 20th August
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Great day out, and as someone else mentioned a superb mix of cars of all ilks, and the hillclimb element makes it stand out from other “Static” events. Definitely worth the trip if you are interested In this era of cars....

designforlife

3,029 posts

108 months

Wednesday 21st August
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daydotz said:
designforlife said:
My mate was there in his black Supra, the videos of it are pretty immense.

I missed the boat this year but plan on going next year, car is a 2000 W reg so should squeak in.
His burnouts were Mental hehe
it's running around 800bhp!

B'stard Child

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18,456 posts

191 months

Monday 9th September
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B'stard Child said:
Taster video - full version later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHz9k1m_YpA
Sorry forgot to post link to full Video

https://youtu.be/3SWx3Js16xQ