Anybody remember the 'old' Snetterton circuit in Norfolk UK?
As you approached the track on the A11 road you could see Sear corner then the mile long Norwich Straight leading to the hairpin. This ran parallel to the main road, about 30 feet back behind a small hedge. Many times everyday Sunday motorists were suprised to hear and see a full field of raucous F5000s on the first lap just behind the bushes!
Safety got the better of the place and it was cut in half in 1974. I guess a GT40 ending up in the petrol station forecourt swayed the decision!
Sear corner is still there, just behind the hedge, but moved further back.
The circuit has a new entrance flyover being built right now together with dual carriageway set way back from the track. Shame really - the old straight and hairpin are no more, they have been dug up to create these improvements. Passing motorists will no longer be in danger of having their concentration compromised by lunatics charging around Sear!