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KR158

225 posts

119 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

8,573 posts

208 months

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

KR158

225 posts

119 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

16,720 posts

154 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

1,043 posts

185 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

463 posts

126 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_

11,875 posts

160 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

2,102 posts

123 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

2,085 posts

100 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

3,010 posts

113 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

2,989 posts

212 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

7,865 posts

179 months

Thursday 22nd October
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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


adam quantrill

11,154 posts

202 months

Sunday 25th October
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Has anyone come across any online videos of races, as I missed the live action?

I'm especially interested in seeing any single-seater 1960's races.

thegreenhell

7,865 posts

179 months

Sunday 25th October
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adam quantrill said:
Has anyone come across any online videos of races, as I missed the live action?

I'm especially interested in seeing any single-seater 1960's races.
The full streams from all three days are on Goodwood's youtube channel.

adam quantrill

11,154 posts

202 months

Sunday 25th October
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THanks! I did already see the qually.

KR158

225 posts

119 months

Monday 26th October
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thegreenhell said:
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

I had been looking out for this but hadn't yet found it, as such I owe you a debt of gratitude for posting, thank you. It was wonderful, very emotive, beautifully put together. Thank you so much (Great user name by the way smile )

Gregor Marshall

943 posts

188 months

Wednesday 28th October
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I would reckon there were around 2,000 to 3,000 people at the event (Members' Meeting is 30k and Revival 90k) and each car was allowed 3 tickets (driver, plus 2 helpers) and I think the VIP drivers were allowed 1 guest.

As I was in the centre paddock, it seemed quite busy because of the drivers and mechanics, but as soon as you exited the paddock it was empty and you really noticed it when on track, no spectators anywhere other than the chichane and pitwall.

My only gripe was not being able to watch the coverage, but my 2nd or 3rd lap of qulaifying was awesome, I got overtaken by all 4 Camaros at once and watched them dice for 2/3 corners until they pulled away and I realised I had the best seat in the house. I have not caught up on it all and posted bits on YouTube on my channel.

Personally I think Goodwood did a great job and whilst I knew my car was too slow (and probably me too), it was a once in a lifetime opportunity (hopefully!!) and was I extremely happy with 20th and 18th - bring on the Members' Meeting https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/imgs/10.gif

Baron Greenback

4,877 posts

110 months

Thursday 29th October
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adam quantrill said:
Has anyone come across any online videos of races, as I missed the live action?

I'm especially interested in seeing any single-seater 1960's races.
Its pre1960 by alot, just got posted!