Oh so retro goodwood

Oh so retro goodwood

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tonymor

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1,247 posts

138 months

Monday 24th May
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Ive seen the post on Facebook for an event at goodwood called oh so retro for the coming weekend. Anyone know anything about it or going?

jeremyc

19,635 posts

250 months

Monday 24th May
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The internet says there's the Retro Rides Weekender at the motor circuit this coming weekend.

Whether it is going ahead still I don't know ...

daydotz

1,613 posts

127 months

Monday 24th May
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Yes it's going ahead

Xcore

801 posts

56 months

Monday 24th May
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Yup going sunday

B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Tuesday 25th May
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jeremyc said:
The internet says there's the Retro Rides Weekender at the motor circuit this coming weekend.

Whether it is going ahead still I don't know ...
Most definitely going ahead - I contribute to the event organisation from a track perspective

2019 "BC" Video (Before Covid)



Unfortunately the Tat Auction cannot take place but socially distanced fun will be had

Sprint format track activity on Saturday with 100 cars entered

Autosolo format track activity on Sunday with 60 cars out of 90 spaces booked in - will be spaces RWYB available on the day for the afternoon

Should be a good event with the usual mix of classic, modified classic as well as weird and wonderful from Retro Rides

Autosolo videos from last event - kinda give you a flavour










tonymor

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1,247 posts

138 months

Friday 28th May
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Is goodwood running it with their marshals?

B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Friday 28th May
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tonymor said:
Is goodwood running it with their marshals?
Yep anything "on Track" is managed by Goodwood - getting them to track is RR responsibility - worked well last two times

Ian Wegg

540 posts

106 months

Friday 28th May
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Worth noting of course that it means the circuit is closed to the general public on both days, so no point turning up unless you have a ticket.

(GRR has just confirmed this on social media although the online circuit diary doesn't mention it).

B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Friday 28th May
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Ian Wegg said:
Worth noting of course that it means the circuit is closed to the general public on both days, so no point turning up unless you have a ticket.

(GRR has just confirmed this on social media although the online circuit diary doesn't mention it).
Correct ticketed event - no gate sales

B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Friday 28th May
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Sorry should have added link to on line day ticket sales

https://www.trybooking.com/uk/book/sessions?eid=17...

tonymor

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138 months

Sunday 30th May
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Anyone go and can report?

B'stard Child

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212 months

Monday 31st May
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tonymor said:
Anyone go and can report?
We were out - a little bit of normality was restored - sure a few things didn’t exactly mean completely back to normal



Fantastic weather, track action was good and cars participating were varied - from hillman imp to unimog (with everything in between).

Haven’t heard a single negative comment - Most people just seemed super happy to actually be at a car show/event after so long.

Ticketing and entry was electronic for first time for this event be interesting to know how smooth that was from an attendee perspective.

Would be nice if any other PH’rs who did go would post their comments - or ping me a message throu the email me link

Have a pink Rover 100 1.1 (rattle caned in graff paint and bought for £300) it was on track at the same time as cars worth £100,000

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Xcore

801 posts

56 months

Monday 31st May
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Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday when we attended, electronic tickets seemed to work well.

B'stard Child

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212 months

Monday 31st May
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Xcore said:
Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday when we attended, electronic tickets seemed to work well.
Dod you watch the Autosolo track activity - I’d be interested in how it looked from a viewing perspective??

It’s huge fun to do but being a compact track activity with a decent viewing area it seems more popular in terms of people watching but thats just an impression I have

The Sprint activity on the Saturday I know is great fun for drivers but is a little poor from a spectator viewpoint (5 cars set off at staggered intervals and no overtaking allowed on circuit means it’s a tricky one to balance car/driver abilities in the running order) but we will try to develop something different for 2022

Ian Wegg

540 posts

106 months

Tuesday 1st June
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B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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First article in the "press" that I have seen

Click the picture of PH'r Shakotan's A2


1602Mark

14,775 posts

139 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Retro Rides two events are the best for me. A great eclectic mix of cars and friendly people. I was really disappointed not to be there last weekend as my LSD failed and I didn't have it back in time.

There's another event at Shelsey Walsh later this summer. The hill will be in action as usual but it is also a ticketed event.

We filmed part of the Petrolicious video there a couple of years back and hope to be there in the #bmw16v02 this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCY66GT2o70

Steve_W

1,341 posts

143 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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B'stard Child said:
Did you watch the Autosolo track activity - I’d be interested in how it looked from a viewing perspective??
I did a few times, especially as it was right by the entrance/exit gate and you could see the drivers grinning as they came off the course to head back to the pits/show.

I mentioned on the RR photo thread how cars like GCF's 2CV caught some unawares - in a good way. I guess most folks weren't expecting a supercharged BMW powered 2CV smile

Round of applause from the spectators for the Unimog driver as he straightlined/bypassed the chicane, and laughter at the tanker like turning circle meaning he had to cross the grass and part of the circuit.

Excellent mix of cars - Yank tanks, slammed MX5s, jacked up Discovery, VW camper, nimble Minis, fishtailing barges, wheel spinning Carlos Fandangos, or those being smooth and neat to beat their previous times.

Only small fly in the ointment was that you couldn't always see a car from start to finish due to the number of spectators along the fence/banking but that just shows how well attended it was.

Oh, and the electric ticketing worked just fine - and I was lucky to be given a free ticket by a fellow RR'r who sadly couldn't make it.

Thanks again for all the work you and the others put into it - really appreciate it and what a great start to the show season.

Steve (aka Morris 63)

B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Steve_W said:
B'stard Child said:
Did you watch the Autosolo track activity - I’d be interested in how it looked from a viewing perspective??
I did a few times, especially as it was right by the entrance/exit gate and you could see the drivers grinning as they came off the course to head back to the pits/show.
It was smiles all round in the paddock

Steve_W said:
I mentioned on the RR photo thread how cars like GCF's 2CV caught some unawares - in a good way. I guess most folks weren't expecting a supercharged BMW powered 2CV smile
I love Alex's car - it's proper bonkers - he was supposed to be at sea but his trip was postponed so he contacted me for a space and I was happy to slot him in

Steve_W said:
Round of applause from the spectators for the Unimog driver as he straightlined/bypassed the chicane, and laughter at the tanker like turning circle meaning he had to cross the grass and part of the circuit.
I'm not going to say too much on a public forum but Goodwood had some specific criteria for that to run - and it was by and large accomplished - It would not be Retro Rides if we didn't stick something utterly daft down the track biggrin

Steve_W said:
Excellent mix of cars - Yank tanks, slammed MX5s, jacked up Discovery, VW camper, nimble Minis, fishtailing barges, wheel spinning Carlos Fandangos, or those being smooth and neat to beat their previous times.
The Jacked up discovery owner "Phil" was slightly miffed that the Unimog got to run - as he fancied the title of "daftest autosolo vehicle 2021" I've seen a video of him doing the course and it looked pretty good

One participant was getting his passenger to time him on a phone - he took 14 secs of his time in 3 runs and was just getting quicker

I had said to everyone at the Briefing - take it slow and then build up gradually and you'll improve much faster that trying to go quickly and cocking up the course

Steve_W said:
Only small fly in the ointment was that you couldn't always see a car from start to finish due to the number of spectators along the fence/banking but that just shows how well attended it was.
It looked nicely spread out along the fence whenever I looked but perhaps it was perspective

Steve_W said:
Oh, and the electric ticketing worked just fine - and I was lucky to be given a free ticket by a fellow RR'r who sadly couldn't make it.
Was really worried about this - first time is always a bit of a butt clencher

Steve_W said:
Thanks again for all the work you and the others put into it - really appreciate it and what a great start to the show season.

Steve (aka Morris 63)
Ahhh - I did wonder with the 2CV comment when I read that.

Funniest moment for me was Tony (Goodwood staffer who set up the course) talking to a mate of mine Matt in his white Skyline - he said "that looks like it's going to be a little drifty"

Matt said " I'm going to take it easy for the first few runs because I'd like to learn the course and if I start properly drifting I'm likely to clip a few cones"

He promptly lit it up from the start line, drifted the whole course and donutted the last cone before finishing the course to some applause - he never touched a single cone

Tony said to me "what the hell is he gonna be like when he's not taking it easy"

I just said same but quicker and with a lot more smoke biggrin



B'stard Child

22,348 posts

212 months

Monday 7th June
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Official Video is out