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GOODWOOD REVIVAL
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8 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017 07:00 to 19:00
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Location: Goodwood Circuit

The annual #1 historic extravaganza- no doubt local accommodation fully booked already!
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 09:34 (Ref:3767030)   #181
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Well a photo from the event is the cover page of this week's Autosport under the headline 'Great Drivers, Proper Cars, Real Drama' so at least it's good to see a historic event getting the coverage.
At the end of the day it's a lot more exciting and spectator friendly than modern racing - especially F1 - so it isn't difficult to see why the general public enjoy it so much.

Goodwood has moved on a long way from my first visit when I was 9 and we were with Stanley Kubrick filming Barry Lyndon - renting the house as a film location must be far less sustainable!
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 12:10 (Ref:3767074)   #182
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>>>>>If you live far away, as I do, it is not doable as an event I am afraid. It is hundreds of pounds for a weekend if you include staying away, and probably a hundred pounds at least to visit and spectate if you include, entry, fuel etc. That might be fine for most of you, but not for me, that's too pricey, so I am priced out really

But that doesn't make it "wrong". I can't afford to go to the Melbourne GP but that's my problem not the race's.

IMO Goodwood, like Silverstone Classic, offer great value. Loads of races, loads of off-track activities, you can be on site for 12-14 hours per day for your money and still only scratch the surface. That stacks up well against the cost of watching 90 minutes of bladder kicking and poor acting in your average Premier League game.

It's Goodwood's dressing up policy that turns me off, and why I infinitely prefer the Classic to the Revival. But I appreciate 100,000 people prove me wrong.

As far as the temporary jobs are concerned, I know quite a few students who are grateful of the extra money the event pays them, and wouldn't want full time jobs anyway.



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It's Goodwood's dressing up policy that turns me off
One does not necessarily have to 'dress up' Midge, it simply a case of not dressing inappropriately. Jeans, sweater, shirt, flannels, no need to wear anything that is not in most peoples wardrobe on a daily basis. Mainly I feel one should not stand out for the wrong reasons.

Some years ago while strolling around St. Mary's I saw a family, Mum, Dad and two young boys all kitted out in Super Aguri Formula 1 gear, they looked rather stupid I thought, completely out of context for a 1950/60's Revival.

No law against it but showing a sad lack of respect for the occasion. What on earth were they thinking? That people would stop and admire their sartorial style?

You don't have to 'buy-in' to Lord March's vision, one can always stay away.

Just as bad, but unfortunately tolerated are the Bishops, Big Game Hunters, Admirals, etc who think that fancy dress is amusing. Were I in charge they would never get through the gate.


Now, where's me bowler hat ...................?
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Why do people compare any kind of motorsport event to football!

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My earliest visits to a race track were to Brands Hatch in the late 1950s as an aunt and uncle ran a pub, The Bull, in Horton Kirby. As I recall, the most common trackside headgear was a bobble hat and outer garb was often a duffle coat; very few trilbys or tweed to be seen but I suppose that's the difference between Kent and Hampshire. Toodle-pip!
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I am normally wearing a jacket and a tie, and trousers not too fancy. This weekend i covered my outfit with a bright blue modern rain jacket, to which none of the paddock stuarts had any objection. It made me easily recognisable for them. They just appreciated that I had to do my work. Also my walking shoes of quite modern snit were accepted as being needed to survive a full day on your feet.

So what I am saying is that you basically get in everywhere if you just would wear an even currently common daily office outfit as long as your (bow) tie is visible.
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We only go on the Friday now, not because of the cost but it's the only day that offers decent track time and a chance to see all of the cars.
So much track time is lost at the weekend with meaningless parades, late start and early finish times, marching bands, etc
The FoS is the same, Fridays only since they brought chariots out one year, even Lord March looked puzzled and he should have known what was about to happen.

I have never "dressed up" for the Revival, most people around us don't either but then we understand we are not welcome on the infield. I can live with that arrangement.

The Revival is a social event for many, a wonderful chance for others to see iconic cars on track and may we continue to never meet
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HIDEOUSLY Over paid egotistical w***ers abound in both?


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HIDEOUSLY Over paid egotistical w***ers abound in both?
I find that quite hurtful Zef!
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≥>>>>>>>You don't have to 'buy-in' to Lord March's vision, one can always stay away

I do stay away. I've just watched the TT race - is obeying the black and orange flag optional these days? A friend of mine was excluded from the meeting recently for missing one of those, so why was the Cobra not black flagged?

Chunder why do I refer to a premier football match? Because it's a sporting event where the spectator cost is easy to find. IIRC we paid well over 50 to watch the Paralympics, the Olympics themselves were even more expensive. The Grand National starts at 42.50. The Chelsea Flower Show is 72. I think GW and Silly Stone Classic stack up well against those.

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I suppose the other comparisons you make that are yearly events are valid, but stuff like Olympics are once in a lifetime things, so not at all useful as a comparison.

A premier league football fixture is 40 odd times a year, these meetings are one offs so not a fair comparison. And you can get big discounts by buying season tickets etc, am sure you do the same with Goodwood events? But you can attend a one off Premier League game for less than 30 quid at some clubs if you want to, or pay upwards of hundreds, depending what experience you want.

My Dad and his sister go to Chelsea, am staggered at home much that costs!! But some events you might think are dear are ok like Open Golf, you can often attend Monday and Sunday test matches for less than 20 quid.

All this racing stuff is fixed, and for things like Sill Stone you are paying a premium for things you might not be interested in like bands.

All a choice clearly but would be nice of the pricing was a bit more optional for some events.
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I thought the viewing figures for the live coverage were interesting bearing in mind the hgih profile of the Revival and the fact that the live stream was promoted and accessable via several media outlets/sites not just the GW website and the thousands that attend, yet the live stream had about 5,000 to 6,000 viewers at the time - if I am reading those figures correctly.
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