Goodwood Mud

Goodwood Mud

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PetrolTed

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34,329 posts

273 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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They're assist some cars around the car park currently as it's a bit soggy there Hope we're not in for a Silverstone style mud bath!

JonRB

67,424 posts

242 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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I was there at the "GP of Mud" a few years ago. We arrived at the campshite on Friday and had a tractor-tow to our pitch. When we left on the Sunday we had a tractor-tow out. We were in the Corrado and I was convinced we were going to have our front air-dam ripped off due to it becoming a mud-plough. Somehow we managed to avoid damage, but the car did become an interesting shade of mud.

Even the 4x4 cars were getting tractor-towed. What a laugh!

On another campshite they had some sort of Toyota 4x4 pickup truck whose wheels had been replaced with tank-style tracks.
A quick Google search turned these pics up:
www.mattracks.com/html/home.htm
www.howstuffworks.com/gadget294.htm



>> Edited by JonRB on Friday 12th July 12:02

Twin Turbo

5,544 posts

236 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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Ha, at least it'll only be the wife's car that get's caked in mud

Although it'll still be down to me to clean it

AlexR

190 posts

236 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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Uh-oh...

Just had a word with a very helpful person there...it is apparently fairly muddy and "quite rutted in places" and that's before the really heavy traffic turns up. They have put some of that plastic tracking down so access should be ok, but obviously they can't cover whole fields in the stuff.

Anyone know where the tow points are on a Chimaera ?!?

Seriously, if anyone who's been today could report back on conditions it'd be a big help...!

Cheers,
Alex.

fatsteve

1,143 posts

247 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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Oh crap, I'm down there on Sunday and was rather hoping to take the tiv rather than the Saab euromobile.

I'll second alex's comments. Any feedback well recieved.

ta

Steve

TdF

337 posts

238 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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Sod the conditions.....Sunday in me TVR....whats a little mud.
nothing like tempting fate

TdF
P8 TDF

ultimapaul

3,936 posts

234 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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I went today. (Wifes Golf I'm afraid) It was not too bad. I parked in the West car park. A couple needed towing on the way in, but when I left they had put down a lot more metal sheets and I saw no one having any problems. With the weather forcast being good you should have no worries.

Paul.

JonRB

67,424 posts

242 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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That's great news!

I'd better locate the towing point on the Chimaera before we go tomorrow, just in case though.

stig

11,671 posts

254 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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Went there this PM and can confirm that whilst a bit 'spongy' it's fine.

That said I managed to blag my way into the Marriot car park in the Trooper!

Should have no worries this weekend as the weather is on the up.

JonRB

67,424 posts

242 months

Saturday 13th July 2002
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Just got back from today's (Saturday's) event. It was a bit hairy going in to carpark 'S' as the Chimaera grounded a couple of times on the rutted dirt drack we were forced to go in on and we had a worrying slither down a muddy hill.

However, the weather has been absolutely glorious today, and by the time we left it had dried out nicely so the ground was firm. Also, the way we went out was tarmac for the majority of the way so was far less of a worry than going in.

If we can remember how to get back in that way tomorrow then we'll give it a go, otherwise we'll have another go at removing that exhaust.

HarryW

14,925 posts

239 months

Saturday 13th July 2002
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The funniest thing was today I didn't take the Tiv because it had rained over night. So I confidently took the Omegod for the traction control etc, yep I got stuck in the mud 5 yards from the spot I was going to park and had to get towed in
Other than that a superb day.

Harry

C & J

293 posts

235 months

Sunday 14th July 2002
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Got home this afternoon from "Glorious Goodwood" - 4 of us, 2 Tivs (Griff 500 and Tuscan S6) - went Friday and Saturday and really enjoyed the Festival. Friday was WET, very VERY WET - we followed the Griff in, it slid, we slid (but not that bad really)and we asked the marshal if there was a tractor to tow us out! Don't know why he looked blank, we were serious!
Know folks don't like taking their pride and joy out in the mud but we were surprised to see so few TIVs on the East car parks on both days and Sat was fine! Where were they? Anyway, didn't need a tow - just headed out across country avoiding the ruts - darned cars a mess though, it'll take a lot of Autoglym and elbow grease to sort it!!!

fatsteve

1,143 posts

247 months

Sunday 14th July 2002
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Just got back (only went today).

What fantastic weather, good to see plenty of other tivs (Green griff *** MAD - are you on here).

Sooooo good to see the Tuscan R in the flesh..

Steve