CPOP 2015 What are YOU looking forward to?

CPOP 2015 What are YOU looking forward to?

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tail slide

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2,136 posts

206 months

Saturday 16th May 2015
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For me, highlights listed so far are the Vulcan flypast on Sunday, and on-track the Chaparral 2A




Just listen to that un-silenced V8! ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecg1icbDZqc

and on start-up here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f6dvCOh-u4


Full list of attractions here; http://www.cpop.co.uk/what-is-on/latest-attraction...

'The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is back for its eighth year and returns to its roots by celebrating “Power” in all its forms. Track action will include an “over 1000bhp” race and over 120 of the country’s most valuable and iconic cars and bikes will battle it out for a place on the podium. There will be Dragster demonstrations together with stunts and displays on track, and on the water. Sunday will see the Vulcan take to the skies along with the Red Bull Matadors. The first concours d’elegance will celebrate American muscle cars and 80’s poster supercars. On Friday visitors will be treated to the first ever parade of every production Lotus ever manufactured, organised by the Historic Lotus Register....



Edited by tail slide on Saturday 16th May 22:12

AdamST

62 posts

122 months

Sunday 17th May 2015
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I'm looking forward to watching the aero engined stuff, the group B machinery and some of the rare bikes.

Never seen the vulcan before so also looking forward to that!

I'm going for 2 days again this year, so much to see and do you really need 2 days.

PageantofPower

13 posts

104 months

Monday 18th May 2015
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We've just had confirmation in that this year will be the last year of flight for the Vulcan. And Sunday 14th June will be the last time the Vulcan flies over Cheshire.

tail slide

Original Poster:

2,136 posts

206 months

Monday 18th May 2015
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Great pic.

Family used to watch them all the time thundering into airshows, can't believe this may be the last year frown

droopsnoot

8,193 posts

201 months

Tuesday 19th May 2015
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I'm disappointed it will only be a flypast and not the full display, but so far it's the only booking for it in the area.

I'm looking forward to the Typhoon display as well - saw that at Southport last year for the first time, and it's an impressive sight. And I'm hoping that after the noticeably smaller event last year, CPOP is back up to its previous size and going up from there. It's nice to have an event of this nature around here.

philip600

213 posts

133 months

Wednesday 27th May 2015
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I was looking at attending this event after a few years of going to the Silverstone Classic but I've just been checking the website & I'm put off by the fact you can't park your car in the camp site ? I was considering a run over in my Esprit but not if I have to leave it parked in a public car park for 3 days ! Even if I came in the family car, after a 3 1/2 hour drive I'd have to park up & lug a 5 man tent, sleeping bags, airbeds, cool box, gas bottle, food, drink, stove, camping chairs, etc etc etc & then pitch it & then do the same in reverse on Sunday before we could leave, no thanks ! What are you supposed to do if ( when ! ) it's raining ? At Silverstone you park next to your tent so you know your car is safe & use the car as storage, put the tent up & then load it from your car. Shame, because it looks like a good event but unless the parking arrangements change I won't be going :-(

droopsnoot

8,193 posts

201 months

Thursday 28th May 2015
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That's weird. I was about to post that it's always been fine and that people who were on our classic car club stand last year parked their cars near their tents, but I just looked on the web site and it's changed for this year. I wonder if it's something to do with security - there were some thefts from tents last year. Can't think how that would help, though, as having the car next to the tent would mean you could put valuables in there instead of leaving them in the tent.

j4ckos mate

2,074 posts

129 months

Thursday 28th May 2015
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We parked next to our tent

As we drove up a pimply Herbert said unload,your tent and park over there. Pretty much nobody did


If We were asked we would have said we had flat. If we were asked and it was over 10am. We would have said we weren't drink driving

It is fantastic though. It's so good don't tell anybody.
If you are camping don't forget there is a bar in the middle in the evening and we managed to get into the concert without getting asked


Some Gump

11,436 posts

145 months

Thursday 28th May 2015
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I'm looking forward to when they realise that clashing with Le Mans is a st idea..

tail slide

Original Poster:

2,136 posts

206 months

Friday 29th May 2015
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Well I'm camping anyway, IMHO not really a hardship to keep valuables in car, or keep them in your rucksack, and I'll be having EVEN more fun than watching at LeMans...

Just found out my driver entry's been accepted in the Supercar Sprint in this Audi R8 as a promo for a company hiring sports cars for road use. Nice gig smokin

www.sportshire.co.uk






droopsnoot

8,193 posts

201 months

Friday 29th May 2015
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j4ckos mate said:
... and we managed to get into the concert without getting asked
Well, last year if you had a ticket for the event then the concert was included, as there wasn't an option to not come to the concert. For the first few, the Saturday evening fireworks and classical was optional, but I guess they assumed it was hard to stop people without tickets from seeing and hearing fireworks.

Some Gump said:
I'm looking forward to when they realise that clashing with Le Mans is a st idea..
It's a fairly recent change to June - it used to be in July, and was brought forward to try to avoid the terrible weather. As I recall, the first year it was in June we had pretty much the worst weather of all, car club displays were abandoned due to being under water, but it's been reasonable more recently. They've done work on the grounds, though, to make rain less of a problem.

I can only assume they don't think there's a massive number of people who would do both - maybe if they think people are happy to travel to Le Mans, then they're more likely to do GFOS than CPOP. I'd love to see it get busier again though and have my fingers crossed.

j4ckos mate

2,074 posts

129 months

Friday 29th May 2015
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i think i chatted to a bloke with a droop snoot a couple of years ago there,
if it was you it was yellow and a nice car, patrked on the way to the car park,


we just walked through to the concert, then watched the footy, then stumbled back,
it is A great place though i have to admit

Richair

1,021 posts

156 months

Tuesday 2nd June 2015
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Really getting excited about this now, this is such a great event in beautiful surroundings and strikes the right show/Motorsport balance IMO. This year will be even better for me as my Porsche 944 Turbo has been picked for the 80's poster car parade on the Sunday, although I should be running the sprint provided the car is fully prepped in time smile so for me the thing I'm most looking forward to (and slightly scared about!) is trying to put a time down on a pretty terrifying course! Oh and seeing the Group B cars in action should be awesome, I've never seen a Delta S4 in action before...

R

droopsnoot

8,193 posts

201 months

Tuesday 2nd June 2015
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j4ckos mate said:
i think i chatted to a bloke with a droop snoot a couple of years ago there,
if it was you it was yellow and a nice car, patrked on the way to the car park,
No, wasn't me - mine is silver as they all were originally. I do know of someone who had a Magnum coupe with a nosecone, that was yellow but I think it's back to flat-front now. A chap from our club comes down from York in a bright yellow FD VX4/90, he'd have been near the camping area a few years back.

SamPagett1

7 posts

68 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Richair said:
Really getting excited about this now, this is such a great event in beautiful surroundings and strikes the right show/Motorsport balance IMO. This year will be even better for me as my Porsche 944 Turbo has been picked for the 80's poster car parade on the Sunday, although I should be running the sprint provided the car is fully prepped in time smile so for me the thing I'm most looking forward to (and slightly scared about!) is trying to put a time down on a pretty terrifying course! Oh and seeing the Group B cars in action should be awesome, I've never seen a Delta S4 in action before...

R
I've never seen a lancia s4 before but it turns out that its my aunties friends so I'm gonna be having a go in it! I'll be looking out for your 944 as well.

SamPagett1

7 posts

68 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Richair said:
Really getting excited about this now, this is such a great event in beautiful surroundings and strikes the right show/Motorsport balance IMO. This year will be even better for me as my Porsche 944 Turbo has been picked for the 80's poster car parade on the Sunday, although I should be running the sprint provided the car is fully prepped in time smile so for me the thing I'm most looking forward to (and slightly scared about!) is trying to put a time down on a pretty terrifying course! Oh and seeing the Group B cars in action should be awesome, I've never seen a Delta S4 in action before...

R
I've never seen a lancia s4 before but it turns out that its my aunties friends so I'm gonna be having a go in it! I'll be looking out for your 944 as well.

Richair

1,021 posts

156 months

Tuesday 9th June 2015
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Nice! That should be the ride of a lifetime. I've been very busy getting my car ready for this and hopefully it'll stand up well against some of the far more exotic machinery in attendance...




SportingBearsMax

237 posts

140 months

Thursday 11th June 2015
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Sporting Bears Dream Rides at CPoP, this year on track too!

We are of course offering our charity rides for the road, which will see the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Lola T70 Spyder, Bentley GTC V8s, Bentley Mulsanne, Atom, Ferrari California, Lotus Excel, Elise, Aston Vantage and DBR2 recreation, Healeys, MG Boattail Speedster, Fiat 124 Spyder, Monaro, Noble, TVR Tuscans and Cameras, X-Bow, Dino, plus more.
well, well, well, here we go, I am delighted to say Sporting Bears are attending CPoP, as we do each year, I am also delighted to say some Bears are at LeMans, I also know some Bears are at race meetings or still fixing engines or polishing paint. There is always an event on somewhere, there is always a choice and over 30 Sporting Bears cars chose to raise money at CPoP, the race cars on track put their skills to the clock, as the Lola and Porsche GT will testify a couple of years ago, it is on THIS WEEKEND, see some exciting action across the water, track and air, then when you are ready, check out Sporting Bears Driving for Charity. Go to LeMans, don't go to LeMans, rain, sunshine, whatever you want to type here, lots of people will share the passion in Cheshire that is CPoP and lots of Sporting Bears will be driving all day to share their cars and raise money, smiles and memories supporting Children's Charity. See you there, tell us what you thought?

droopsnoot

8,193 posts

201 months

Friday 12th June 2015
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Richair said:
Nice! That should be the ride of a lifetime. I've been very busy getting my car ready for this and hopefully it'll stand up well against some of the far more exotic machinery in attendance...

Saw this at the Wharf on Thursday night.

ajprice

19,124 posts

155 months

Saturday 13th June 2015
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I've been a few times before, but today was disappointing really. A lot less trade stands, in the show car stands, there weren't so many and it didn't look like you could sit in and have a good poke around. Before there has been Honda, Ford, VW, Porsche and other luxury and sports car dealer stands. This year I saw Kia and MG manufacturer stands, and some sports car/luxury cars. The track cars were good, a few cars got bent in the hay bales, the Eurofighter did a good job in the low cloud. Didn't seem to be as big a crowd as previous years, and some of those past ones have had much sttier weather than today. Not sure if I'll be going next year.