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goodwood speedweek

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KR158

114 posts

117 months

Sunday 18th October
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Hi,

There was talk of a Battle of Britain display/ "recreation"/ commemoration, but I've not seen anything, have I missed it, still to come or was it dropped? Any information gratefully recieved.

condor

8,544 posts

206 months

Sunday 18th October
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Think that was on first today, just after 2pm on ITV.

KR158

114 posts

117 months

Sunday 18th October
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Blast! Missed it then! I'm sure I'll see it elsewhere at some point. Thank you for letting me know,

Sway

16,197 posts

152 months

Sunday 18th October
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Jaaws said:
ettore said:
What chippy crap.

They’ll be involved in some way, car owners/drivers not in that race, organisers etc etc.

Honestly, is that what you really notice?!
Yes, it is. I'm just envious really, Goodwood have several hundred quid of mine in ticket fees, I wish it were me wandering around laugh
I've been there over the weekend. I can say with some confidence that the only people there are either working, or pretty directly linked to a car running there.

The number of passes per car is half that of Revival - so much so that life yesterday was much harder than usual for me, running solo to get the car prepped and ready (plus qually/race in the same day).

Further, there's zero hospitality, etc. Fairly basic tea vans and a couple of small food trailers.

I didn't get a chance to go back today, although I could have. If I had, I'd have dressed nice. They're taking it incredibly seriously - marshals everywhere specifically to reinforce distancing.

Here's a pic I took yesterday of the Supercar Paddock - those that have been to FoS will realise how surreal this is...


Mr.Grooler

1,040 posts

183 months

Sunday 18th October
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All done. What a great weekend of racing and coverage. Thank you Goodwood and everyone running and looking after the cars.

AllezWasps

460 posts

124 months

Sunday 18th October
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Agreed. As sad as it is that we couldn’t be there I thought it was a superb weekends entertainment. Yes- some of it was a bit bizarre (drone v car v bike, the driverless truck for example) and the ‘super’car manufacturer laps were pretty dull but I understand why they were there.
The racing was as ever superb though and served as a reminder of just how much I love the place and how much I’ve missed it this year.

Crafty_

11,708 posts

158 months

Sunday 18th October
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It was better on the goodwood website, more talking to drivers and looking at cars instead of rhe bits on youtube.

Fantastic racing and cars, well done to Goodwood for pulling it off and to the racers for making the effort, hope that the bills aren't too big for those who sustained damage!

ChevronB19

1,856 posts

121 months

Sunday 18th October
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ettore said:
Crafty_ said:
The racing is great, but the extended adverts for manufacturers thats on now is boring. I wonder how much the manufacturers pay for this and FOS to drive their cars around and have presenters pretend to be interested.
Enjoying the free livestream?
This! I thought it’s been brilliant, and the adverts are what are paying for it, while you get it for free.

Mikebentley

1,883 posts

98 months

Sunday 18th October
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I enjoyed this today on ITV and I hope it’s broadcast on an otherwise dull Sunday brings new blood into our hobby and interest.

Lynchie999

3,001 posts

111 months

Sunday 18th October
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Sway said:
Jaaws said:
ettore said:
What chippy crap.

They’ll be involved in some way, car owners/drivers not in that race, organisers etc etc.

Honestly, is that what you really notice?!
Yes, it is. I'm just envious really, Goodwood have several hundred quid of mine in ticket fees, I wish it were me wandering around laugh
I've been there over the weekend. I can say with some confidence that the only people there are either working, or pretty directly linked to a car running there.

The number of passes per car is half that of Revival - so much so that life yesterday was much harder than usual for me, running solo to get the car prepped and ready (plus qually/race in the same day).

Further, there's zero hospitality, etc. Fairly basic tea vans and a couple of small food trailers.

I didn't get a chance to go back today, although I could have. If I had, I'd have dressed nice. They're taking it incredibly seriously - marshals everywhere specifically to reinforce distancing.

Here's a pic I took yesterday of the Supercar Paddock - those that have been to FoS will realise how surreal this is...

I was there too working all weekend... very odd walking around the paddocks at 1-2 in the afternoon with no one there! more cars than people! - hope everyone enjoyed the livestream!

ettore

2,967 posts

210 months

Monday 19th October
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I have to say that I thought it was excellent - great racing and the F1 demo looked livelier than most. There was lots of other good content as well and the live production was pretty seamless bearing in mind the length of the broadcast.

Wish I could have gone!

thegreenhell

7,658 posts

177 months

Thursday
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KR158 said:
Hi,

There was talk of a Battle of Britain display/ "recreation"/ commemoration, but I've not seen anything, have I missed it, still to come or was it dropped? Any information gratefully recieved.
This went up on youtube earlier today