Cholmondeley Power and Speed event

Cholmondeley Power and Speed event

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highflyer

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1,888 posts

185 months

Thursday 21st April 2016
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Hello PH
Just a heads up for those who didn't know the Brilliant Cholmondeley Pageant Of Power has now been re named Power And Speed and is being held on the 10th 11th and 12th of June the theme this year is "Super cars Past Present and Future" and is looking awesome as I have had a sneak look at the list of cars already booked in.
Any Piston Heads members who come in their Classic, sports, collectors, super cars, please come in to car clubs at gate 2 as there will be a designated area for you guys and girls, there are no set arrive or departure times, please don't bury you pride and joy in the public car park.
Hope to see you there

chrisgtx

965 posts

169 months

Saturday 21st May 2016
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I've just got the 25% off discount tickets, they have a real ale bar with comedy acts on the Friday and Saturday night too. I missed last year but its a good day out.

PowerandSpeed

13 posts

104 months

Tuesday 7th June 2016
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chrisgtx said:
I've just got the 25% off discount tickets, they have a real ale bar with comedy acts on the Friday and Saturday night too. I missed last year but its a good day out.
Just spotted this so thought I'd jump in, the beer festival is both nights, but the comedy is just on the Saturday night. You can find out more here: http://www.cpop.co.uk/social-buzz/news/craft-beer-...

storm grey

265 posts

141 months

Wednesday 8th June 2016
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we normally come in tvr and park with them this year we are coming in focus rs rang the pop office yesterday to ask if we could park with fords or rs and they didn't no if any were booked in so told us to park in public car parc.??????

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Thursday 9th June 2016
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One of the club stands is listed as "Shropshire Ford RS" which might be relevant, or might be Mk1 Escorts.

Russ (highflyer on here) mentions that he's told his car park people to channel anything interesting-looking towards the car club area, so that might help. Someone else told me that they'd phoned the office to ask about parking in the club area when they're not in a car club, and didn't get much assistance - might be scope for improvement there next time.

ETA - like he said in the first post, now I read it.

chrisgtx

965 posts

169 months

Thursday 9th June 2016
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I'm camping on the Saturday night so hoping the weather holds!

Fatch

2 posts

56 months

Friday 10th June 2016
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I've got a 2010 Leon Cupra, heading down tomorrow morning, do you guys have a stand?

Edited by Fatch on Friday 10th June 15:50

highflyer

Original Poster:

1,888 posts

185 months

Friday 10th June 2016
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Hi
anybody with a classic, sports, super, collectors car, you are more than welcome to park in car club area you don't have to be a club member, go to gate 2 and ask for Russell and I will park you up in the designated area, please don't bury your car in the public car park.

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Friday 10th June 2016
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Also note the display by the BAC Strikemaster has been cancelled in view of the new CAA regulations.

Hian

90 posts

180 months

Friday 10th June 2016
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highflyer said:
Hi
anybody with a classic, sports, super, collectors car, you are more than welcome to park in car club area you don't have to be a club member, go to gate 2 and ask for Russell and I will park you up in the designated area, please don't bury your car in the public car park.
I'll be there tomorrow in our 2016 911(991.2) if that counts? Think we have paid for VIP parking though.

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Saturday 11th June 2016
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Yes, VIP parking is a different gate, paths are carpeted.

hilly10

5,546 posts

187 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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Not the best of weather for yesterday, such a shame for what is a great show.

ras62

1,013 posts

115 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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Nowhere near as good as previous years with display numbers well down. The on the door entry of £40 was simply ridiculous. Last time I will attend I'm sad to say.

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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I thought we got away with it quite well compared to the weather forecast. I was almost at a point where I felt the need to go back to the car for my coat, but not quite. By my rough count, 20-30 mins rain on Friday, 40 on Saturday, and maybe 90 on Sunday. Not a washout by any means, in a way quite annoying after the warm weather we've been having for the last couple of weeks, but a relief that it's cooled down a bit.

The trouble is, people look at the forecast, and if they were only 50/50 about going, it puts them off. Then the day turns out a bit better but it's not worth going later in the day as I think it's still full price on the gate whatever time you get there (as with most events, really).

There were quite a few gaps in the car club display, another thing I don't really understand. You go to the trouble of booking a space, presumably buying some tickets with the club discount code, then don't turn up. I guess for some it might just be to get the discount code, then turn up in a modern daily - and if that's the case, I'd think the organisers would be wise to make a note of clubs doing that and perhaps consider whether they deserve a place at future events - not because there's a lack of space as there is at some shows, but because all those gaps make the event look bad. If it's a small club, I guess they might have booked the stand then found that no members actually wanted or were able to attend - but at that point, a quick email to the office to say "thanks, but we can't come after all" wouldn't go amiss.

chrisgtx

965 posts

169 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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We went (6 of us) on Saturday morning, set up camp in the dry and luckily it stayed that way until a shower about four o'clock.
There was a good amount of people there, I think the show is going a little bit downhill, Bentley weren't there showing off but Nissan had a good display.
No WRC rally cars there apart from the display model fiesta. Some nice stands there with various bits and bobs, and we found the best Thai takeaway by the beer tent. Superb.
The night time entertainment was 4 comedians, really enjoyed that and the last bloke was brilliant.
Considering in the past they've had orchestras and the likes of Quo, I think a little tent was a bit of cut back.
And yes, £40 on the gate is far too much, but most of the tickets were online before for £22.50

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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It certainly is a bit smaller, and I hope they can do something about that. Bentley were signed up for the first few years and didn't renew for this year, which is a pity but might be down to other issues (such as a big drop is sales to places like China that have their own problems). I'd agree the food selection was probably better this year than last, and that was better than the year before. There's been some criticism of random pricing, with a lot of ticket offer in the last few weeks meaning that early purchasers lost out a bit. I paid £60 to get into the first Carfest, which was much less of a car event than CPoP/CPaS despite the name.

bungle

1,659 posts

199 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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I went on Saturday, 1st time for me, took my 2 boys and they loved it. Think I paid £27 (could have got it cheaper as didn't know about PH discount then), and kids free.

I'd go again, we all enjoyed it. When it rained about 5 o'clock it REALLY rained. Absolutely drenched!!

What grates? £8 for a program? £5 to park when there's no other way to get there? They could have got the £5 from me by charging £2.50 for kids instead, I wouldn't have minded that.

Army guys were great with the kids. People checking tickets on the way in were totally disinterested, my son asked a question on the way in and was answered with "dunno" and he looked away.

Overall I'd go back. But wouldn't pay £40 on the door.

chrisgtx

965 posts

169 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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Yes we did car fest the first year at oulton park, camped over again, and yes it was expensive, but well run, but it should of been called 'family fest' with a few car knocking about, when the cars were on track they blasted music over the PA system so you couldn't hear them!
To be fair the chomondeley commentators were very good and knowledgable, would of liked a few more updates on top speed and final times though.

geordiecraig101

80 posts

72 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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I went 2 years ago and really enjoyed but had to miss last year due to work, so i was looking forward to going back this year but after looking online, seeing what was going to be on and the stupid prices i decided not to go.

For me the event seams to have forgotten what it is and has just turned into a FoS clone. I will look again at it next year but it will only be if there is nothing else on sorry to say.

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Tuesday 14th June 2016
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chrisgtx said:
To be fair the chomondeley commentators were very good and knowledgable, would of liked a few more updates on top speed and final times though.
They do seem to know their stuff, I think at least one of them also commentates at Goodwood and a lot of other events. Top speeds and final times would be an ideal thing for the web site, you'd think, but it lost a lot when it was redesigned 4-5 years ago.

geordiecraig101 said:
I went 2 years ago and really enjoyed but had to miss last year due to work, so i was looking forward to going back this year but after looking online, seeing what was going to be on and the stupid prices i decided not to go.

For me the event seams to have forgotten what it is and has just turned into a FoS clone. I will look again at it next year but it will only be if there is nothing else on sorry to say.
Interesting points - I thought one of the reasons they'd changed the name was to try to move a bit away from being similar to the FoS - the name "Pageant of Power" was basically Festival of Speed stuck through a thesaurus in any case, to my mind. I hadn't realised the prices had changed that much over the last couple of years. A few years back, there were Goodwood brochures left on all the car club stands, and I never figured out whether that was Goodwood advertising their event to people who obviously like that kind of thing, or whether it was CPoP handing them out to show how much less costly CPoP is.

With a bit of luck they'll be reading this kind of feedback as they've obviously got a presence on here to promote the event.

Edited by droopsnoot on Tuesday 14th June 10:37