CPOP 2015 What are YOU looking forward to?

CPOP 2015 What are YOU looking forward to?

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fatandwheezing

383 posts

117 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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I quite enjoyed it, but was with a 9yr old who just wasn't interested in the cars and only wanted to buy crap from the stalls, and play on the mg race game.

Typhoon was good, favourite car was the rally prepped Esprit.

As we were just thinking about leaving we stumbled upon the classic Motocross. That was ace, and I had no idea it was there -I wonder if others simply never noticed it.

I think the quality of the stalls could have been better, the food had very good variety, but really I just wish the entry list was bigger - if they had enough that everyone only ran twice instead of three times it would have been great. A rally course would be great too.

Finally, Dougie Lampkin was great, seems a top bloke too.

ArsE92

20,289 posts

146 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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I definitely want a VXR8 GTS

Foggy748

292 posts

119 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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We went last year and were suitably impressed enough to go again this year but found it disappointing.

Everything has seemed to have downsized. From the running list of track cars, the displays, the stage was tiny, no fireworks, no access to the paddock during the evening concert (was a highlight last year), and the concert finished very early.

By mid-morning we had walked the complete event and the constant re-run of the same stuff on the track became tiresome.

I'll be surprised if this event runs next year. If it does, we won't be there to see it. Hardly the FoS of The North. It's a shame as it could be so good with the right management.

droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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Foggy748 said:
We went last year and were suitably impressed enough to go again this year but found it disappointing.
That's surprising - I thought last year had dropped off a bit and this year had started a recovery. Food was better (or more variety) this year than last. I don't know about the concerts - I guess the smaller stage was because they were both no-name bands in the scheme of things, but I didn't go to either of them. I did start to wonder about the sheer number of times the track action was repeated - it's good in that you don't have to worry so much about missing anything because there'll be another chance to see it, or can see stuff in other places on the track, but starts to be a bit repetitive especially after three days.

droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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droopsnoot said:
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.
As it turned out, we got a mini-display after all, and not just a flypast.



ArsE92

20,289 posts

146 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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droopsnoot said:
droopsnoot said:
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.
As it turned out, we got a mini-display after all, and not just a flypast.

Brilliant wasn't it? Although the noise made my 23-month-old cry hehe

Spotted this beauty, too smile Actually the only photo I took all day. My Dad used to have a Magnum.


droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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Ooh, me, me. There was another there today as well. Also spoke to two people who'd had snoots in the past, not bad considering how few there were and how little time I spent with the car.

ArsE92

20,289 posts

146 months

Sunday 14th June 2015
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droopsnoot said:
Ooh, me, me. There was another there today as well. Also spoke to two people who'd had snoots in the past, not bad considering how few there were and how little time I spent with the car.
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theshrew

6,004 posts

143 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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ArsE92 said:
Brilliant wasn't it? Although the noise made my 23-month-old cry hehe

Spotted this beauty, too smile Actually the only photo I took all day. My Dad used to have a Magnum.

Stunning biggrin



TvrJohn

1,020 posts

214 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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Pity they didn't have the big screens this time to show the track action.

Did i miss the mock army battle, where they use army helicopters and smoke and snipers ?

No stunt show, somersaulting quad bike and such.

Landrover rides were tucked away, only saw them on my way out.

droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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TvrJohn said:
Pity they didn't have the big screens this time to show the track action.
Yes, I hadn't noticed they were not there until I was chatting to someone in the bar area near the start line. Probably means there was less video this year, will be interesting to see if there's a TV programme as there was last year.

TvrJohn said:
Did i miss the mock army battle, where they use army helicopters and smoke and snipers ?
No, there were mock battles but not with helicopters this time.

TvrJohn said:
No stunt show, somersaulting quad bike and such.
True, but there was a somersaulting jetski on the lake as I walked past, and Dougie Lampkin doing stunts on that big frame on the lake and on the start line, and messing with Andy Kershaw.



Maybe that's an argument for more video screens, with some placed around the field. The Dragster demos were another thing that only went on the main straight, and if you're on a club display that's quite a walk.

TvrJohn said:
Landrover rides were tucked away, only saw them on my way out.
I guess the Land Rover experience is pretty much tied to being put somewhere where the ground makes it challenging, and most of it is quite flat. Could have done with maybe a bit more signage, and maybe if they had video screens back stuff like that could be advertised while there's no track action.

I always think there's a lot of stuff people don't see, although there are maps around and in the programme and so on - I ran into an old mate who'd been there for most of the day and not gone anywhere other than the paddock and the first bit of the main straight. Maybe they need to do some kind of "app" for next year. They could do with some streamlining on the entry gate - where people were coming in near the club displays, there were quite long queues while the tickets were scanned.


oilandwater

1,380 posts

149 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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I fear the organising team have lost their way.
In the past they made a few enemies of premier car clubs that could have helped them with planning such events.
Organising a car event such as this, is not the same as organising a country fair with cars, which I think this is in danger of becoming.
Just my view.

fatandwheezing

383 posts

117 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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Just another comment - of all the cars that ran on the track, the F40 wins the "damp Squib" award - if you're going to get on the track, you should at least use the right pedal for some of the time.

droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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fatandwheezing said:
Just another comment - of all the cars that ran on the track, the F40 wins the "damp Squib" award - if you're going to get on the track, you should at least use the right pedal for some of the time.
Absolutely agree. So slow on the Friday session that the next car caught it up.


ajprice

19,092 posts

155 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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droopsnoot said:
fatandwheezing said:
Just another comment - of all the cars that ran on the track, the F40 wins the "damp Squib" award - if you're going to get on the track, you should at least use the right pedal for some of the time.
Absolutely agree. So slow on the Friday session that the next car caught it up.

rofl

From the "Don't have sex with your stunning girlfriend to keep her fresh for the next guy." school of motoring.

Richair

1,021 posts

156 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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The F40 (if the same car) was driven a little more 'enthusiastically' in previous years, but this time round was pedestrian at best... A real shame as they sound mega on boost!

From my experience of driving the course this weekend the grip could be a bit unpredictable in places (unless wet, then there's neigh no grip anywhere!) and it was challenging with stuff to hit, but it could be driven comfortably at 8/10ths whilst keeping the risks low and still putting on a good show. However I was in my £10k car, not something worth ££££££££'s... Events like this do need decent drivers though to keep things interesting and safe (not that I class myself with proper racing drivers!!).

What a great weekend though and I thought they had a great attendance of interesting and quality race cars and bikes. Plus the weather was very kind all things considered! Whilst I was guest this time around I'll certainly be going back as a punter again in the future, although I'll be even more jealous of the drivers next time. Did I mention the course was brill!?

droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Monday 15th June 2015
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To be fair I never thought to try to find out about the F40 - maybe he's had a recent engine rebuild, or maybe there's an issue somewhere with it that would make going faster unwise, might not just be scared of stuffing it into one of the big trees. Though I would be, if it was mine.

tail slide

Original Poster:

2,136 posts

206 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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droopsnoot said:
To be fair I never thought to try to find out about the F40 - maybe he's had a recent engine rebuild, or maybe there's an issue somewhere with it that would make going faster unwise, might not just be scared of stuffing it into one of the big trees. Though I would be, if it was mine.
Yes it was next to us in pits - a customer's car from a car sales co. so had to be careful.

I hope Sportscarhire's Audi R8 that I was driving was more entertaining for you, it's for hire on the road but had track insurance so I could drive it like I stole it... it jumps, & slides rather well out of tight corners wink Surprisingly good car on track, beat the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren MP4-12C www.sportshire.co.uk





Edited by tail slide on Tuesday 16th June 11:47

ArsE92

20,289 posts

146 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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tail slide said:
droopsnoot said:
To be fair I never thought to try to find out about the F40 - maybe he's had a recent engine rebuild, or maybe there's an issue somewhere with it that would make going faster unwise, might not just be scared of stuffing it into one of the big trees. Though I would be, if it was mine.
Yes it was next to us in pits - a customer's car from a car sales co. so had to be careful.

I hope Sportscarhire's Audi R8 that I was driving was more entertaining for you, it's for hire on the road but had track insurance so I could drive it like I stole it... it jumps, & slides rather well out of tight corners wink Surprisingly good car on track, beat the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren MP4-12C www.sportshire.co.uk





Edited by tail slide on Tuesday 16th June 11:47
I was having a chat to the lady on their stand. The prices for weekend are the same as 2 days during the week, and they are not VAT registered yet. £840 for the Gallardo for the weekend is tempting!

droopsnoot

8,183 posts

201 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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I can't believe that based on the number of photos I took over the weekend, I don't have a single one of the R8. I suspect most of the time I was at the bridge and missed the "take-off" point, and if the car's not off the ground there it's not a very interesting photo. 918 was the same - that didn't take off either.