Brooklands new year day classic gathering

Brooklands new year day classic gathering

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tonymor

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1,010 posts

109 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Brooklands will be holding the annual new year day classic gathering.
Pre 1989 classic vehicles on museum site. Post 1989 sports and supercars will be adjacent to the museum all other cars in heights car park . Please follow yellow signage to event parking .
Everyone welcome. Adults £14.50 seniors £13.50, children 5--16 years £8.00 family ticket 2 adults up to 3 children £38.00. All facilities and exhibits will be open . Gates open 09.am.

AdamT

2,799 posts

189 months

Tuesday 25th December 2018
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Thanks for posting this- will try to make it

largelunchbox

426 posts

138 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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I’ll give it’s miss, too pricey when you only want to go for a hour or so and look at the cars. I’ve seen the museum and other exhibits before. I think there should be some concessions for the classic car owners who display.

fatboy18

15,670 posts

148 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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While I understand the museum needs to make money, I think £14.50 is way overpriced. £5.00 or £6.00 would be fair in my book for a bleak cold day in January!

If the public are turning up in modern euroboxes then by all means charge them full price, but People who are bringing out their pride and joys for others to look at should not be charged full price. They are not there for the museum, but to chat with other car owners on the first social of the season. And you would not have an event without them!

So I won't be attending either.

HealeyV8

93 posts

15 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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fatboy18 said:
While I understand the museum needs to make money, I think £14.50 is way overpriced. £5.00 or £6.00 would be fair in my book for a bleak cold day in January!

If the public are turning up in modern euroboxes then by all means charge them full price, but People who are bringing out their pride and joys for others to look at should not be charged full price. They are not there for the museum, but to chat with other car owners on the first social of the season. And you would not have an event without them!

So I won't be attending either.
My thoughts entirely
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Fast Eddie

159 posts

182 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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Agree with others' comments - has become too expensive particularly if 2 attend and you add catering

Stephanie Plum

2,467 posts

148 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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Has always been my point. Our cars are the focus so we shouldn’t be charged. I don’t need to look around and I don’t want breakfast so would park up, look around and leave. Nearly £30 for two of us to look at other peoples cars is unacceptable.

wilbo83

1,247 posts

102 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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I've also stopped going to Brooklands events due to them charging the full museum admission for every event. Whilst the museum is great and there is a lot of interesting stuff to see, once you have been a few times you resent having to pay full admission price when you don't want to actually see anything in the museum.

Would be far better if they had a tiered ticket pricing, like you get at National Trust (i.e. gardens only, or including the property), so you could pay for access to the grounds for these sort of events but you cannot view inside the museum buildings.

jeremyc

17,138 posts

221 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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Membership of the museum is £60 for two adults and provides free entry to events like this one.

So, payback if you attend more than 2 events during the year. smile

garytr7v8

68 posts

102 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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Always enjoy going to this event, great cars on display friendly people and great museum, Good start to a New Year.

Huw Janus

391 posts

5 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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They should make it free with entrance to the museum a chargeable option.
Other than a handful of events, they struggle with the big crowds.
With all the extras they can charge for, they could make far money.

I’ll be going as I’m a member and as Jeremy points out, membership is great value.

Schmoopy

98 posts

165 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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It is expensive but it’s also a day I really enjoy. It seems to be growing every year (They’ve picked a blinding day for it, let’s face it there’s not much else on!).

This year will be the first year I take mine as we had a big final push to get it finished for brooklands.

Miner49er

351 posts

142 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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Being the only car show over the Christmas break, it’s an event my kids and I always look forward to. With Mercedes World on the doorstep, it turns into a decent half-day out. I’m more than happy to pay Brooklands’ entrance fee, particularly as a proportion of it gets reinvested straight back into a venue I’m keen to support.

Hopefully the comments earlier in this thread don’t put anyone off as it’s a great event and always has a good turn-out.

If Brooklands held monthly car meets early on a Sunday morning, then a lower fee to attend would be justifiable, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.

AdamT

2,799 posts

189 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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For those who have been before is there a good time to arrive? Worth being there on opening or arriving at 10am?


Schmoopy

98 posts

165 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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I’ve got there earlier and earlier each year as it always feels like I’ve got there too late and seem to have missed loads of cars. So this year I’m attempting to get there for the start, as my late grandmother would say, you get your monies worth then wink

Fast Bug

6,477 posts

98 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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I'm looking forward to going tomorrow, you'd spend more than the entry fee if you went to the pub for a few hours instead smile

jeremyc

17,138 posts

221 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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AdamT said:
For those who have been before is there a good time to arrive? Worth being there on opening or arriving at 10am?
wavey Hope to see you there Adam. smile

AdamT

2,799 posts

189 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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jeremyc said:
AdamT said:
For those who have been before is there a good time to arrive? Worth being there on opening or arriving at 10am?
wavey Hope to see you there Adam. smile
Hope to see you too! smile

Jagmanv12

1,421 posts

101 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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Stephanie Plum said:
Has always been my point. Our cars are the focus so we shouldn’t be charged. I don’t need to look around and I don’t want breakfast so would park up, look around and leave. Nearly £30 for two of us to look at other peoples cars is unacceptable.
+1

If i go anywhere it will be the Phoenix at HW.

Pericoloso

37,231 posts

100 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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AdamT said:
For those who have been before is there a good time to arrive? Worth being there on opening or arriving at 10am?
As with most car shows .some are going home at about 9.30am but if you get there early and head home at

lunch time ,some stuff arrives late and you won't see it.

Arrive at 8 ,stay all day ,if you have the stamina.

BTW ,on costs ,Auto Italia in May is a " premium" event and costs even more for the Italian owners to show.

I'm not going in 2019 ,partly because I should be elsewhere enjoying cars....smile