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DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL
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28 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017 08:00 to 18:00
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Location: Castle Donington

Annual Historic Festival. In 2017 qualifying will be on Friday, with racing Saturday and Sunday.

Invited grids so far include all 4 Motor Racing Legends series, FJHRA, GTSCC and Jaguar Challenge.

There are also two races for HRDC categories-
TG/TC63
COYS
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And two 40 min races for U2TC.
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 19:48 (Ref:3725601)   #16
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Last year we had one meal at a pub on the road into town. Just up a side road on the right as you go down the hill. Nags Head? Wasn't impressed.

Curry thurs eve sounds my style- Rest of the team won't have arrived and aren't Indian food fans........

Any of the 3 stand out for VFM?
I've not been to the Nag's Head but Management has and was impressed.

One of the partners in the venture has been in the area a long time and generally has a good reputation for the food he offers.

I have heard that he has also recently re-purchased the Bull at Wilson (just south of the circuit more or less opposite the Paddock entrance gate) and that was very good when he owned it previously.

Of the 3 Curry Houses, one is modern style (Gandhi), one is quite cosy (Curry 2 Nite) and the third is, these days, somewhere between the two (Rose of Bengal).

The Rose has been a long time favourite but in recent years it was out of action for an extended period before a refurb and Curry 2 Nite seemed to come into its own. They are opposite each other in Borough Street. Both good. Not much in it price wise. As I recall in successive years the Delta centric crew has decided that both are the places to get the "best curry ever" so presumably either will be fine!

I have not been to the Gandhi. I am told the food is fine the ambience, being "modern", is a matter of, er, taste.

Just up the road is a small bar with craft beers and a racing related decor. Usually packed if there is an event on. Good beers.

Quite a few more places to add to the list. I'll do some preparation.
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The Nags Head at the south end of the village is very variable, depending on whether the owner is cooking or a chef! Prefer the latter.

The Castle Inn on the main road near the traffic lights is very good and does very good food but is busy and you will probably need to book.

Gandhis, Rose of Bengal and Curry 2nite are all very good but my preference is the Rose. DO NOT USE THE Turks Head/ Maharajas/ Alithii (or whatever it is called this week), the place opposite The Castle - it is truly awful.

The Chequred Flag micro pub (racing theme) is good but no food.

The Apiary is OK but not special

The Jolly Sailor at Hemington village has recently been refurbished and is a decent pub, I think it has started doing food there recently.

The fish and chip shop in the centre of the village (next to the Rose) is good.
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As I recall in successive years the Delta centric crew has decided that both are the places to get the "best curry ever" so presumably either will be fine!
What higher recommendation could there be on this planet......

Thanks both for the input. Better than trippyadvisor...... Sounds like I caught the NH on a bad night last time!
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anybody entered from here to race ?

have entered both FJ races with 2 stroke terrors



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What higher recommendation could there be on this planet......

Thanks both for the input. Better than trippyadvisor...... Sounds like I caught the NH on a bad night last time!
I recommended the CSCC crowd to the Rise of Bengal and they said that it was one of the finest curries they had ever had! It's my preference.

TBH, I don't use The Nags Head any more, although it is convenient to walk there from the circuit.
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What higher recommendation could there be on this planet......

Thanks both for the input. Better than trippyadvisor...... Sounds like I caught the NH on a bad night last time!
If you are doing the Curry thing Mike (or any other option for that matter) on the Thursday evening I think I should be able to offer my services as a taxi for the evening.

The rest of the weekend seems to be a little bit fluid in terms of family arrangements so I have yet to pin things down.
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If you are doing the Curry thing Mike (or any other option for that matter) on the Thursday evening I think I should be able to offer my services as a taxi for the evening.
After that offer, I think Thursday is now officially "Curry Night"

In other words, you're on! Rest of the team arrive Friday and aren't curry fans anyway.

Any other tenthers want to partake?
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Final instructions received today and good to see paddock 2 access from 1400hrs Thursday. The far paddock (1) is not accessible until 1830hrs. Most of the great and good are in 2, though....

Our class in GTSCC contains 14 cars, of which 8 are Big Healeys and 3 are E Types! Going to be tough.......
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Final instructions received today and good to see paddock 2 access from 1400hrs Thursday. The far paddock (1) is not accessible until 1830hrs. Most of the great and good are in 2, though....

Our class in GTSCC contains 14 cars, of which 8 are Big Healeys and 3 are E Types! Going to be tough.......
My class looks tough Mike......if only I could finish.
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My class looks tough Mike......if only I could finish.
You'll be fine- not sure about the other chap though!

25 entries for the F2 race, but just 11 for the Peter Auto event at Spa in May. First blood to HSCC?

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Michael, if I were you I would start the race, and then forget to get out of the car at the pit stop....problem solved!!

Alternatively you could change you car to something reliable like a 356....always runs perfectly till I hand it over to the old man!!!!!

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Another huge entry for the MRL touring cars!
Looks like JD are entering the XJS and Vitesse and the G1 element also looks strong.
Not sure but does seem that a few regulars from this field are absent?
Shame that once again no 635 or Volvo's are doing it. They seem to prefer Peter Auto.
Still it will be a fantastic spectacle.
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