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The Biggest Classic Festival in the UK. Among many grids it will include a round of the Jaguar Challenge AND a race for HRDC Academy cars.

HMRN have also confirmed the 'RAC TT' race for Pre 63GT cars and U2TC will each have 50 minute races.
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Old 7 Oct 2017, 08:20 (Ref:3772431)   #211
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Enter as a competitor..it's cheaper.
No really, an old pal was demonstrating historic karts year before last and got the full competitor ticket package including car pass for 35!
I haven't got a competition licence, and I'm 67 so I think I'm past it now!

But that is a bargain.
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Old 7 Oct 2017, 12:17 (Ref:3772455)   #212
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I was thinking along those lines.

I'm a man with permanently rose-tinted specs, and I love Goodwood because it still looks roughly the same as my beloved 50s/60s, but if it's racing I'm after, then it might as well be a whole lot cheaper. Plus I bet the local accomodation is better value than West Sussex.

Maybe my purse can stretch to both.............
If you want to watch the racing then Goodwood is far better. Silverstone is a particularly poor venue to actually watch cars racing - too far from trackside, fencing ruining view etc.
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I haven't got a competition licence, and I'm 67 so I think I'm past it now!

But that is a bargain.
Historic karts run outside the MSA and don't need a licence. They do of course require the ability to push, run and jump aboard! But TBH your age matches the profile of most Historic karters so you'll fit in and there's bound to be a pusher on hand!

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If you want to watch the racing then Goodwood is far better. Silverstone is a particularly poor venue to actually watch cars racing - too far from trackside, fencing ruining view etc.
And if you want to avoid braying hoorays and saddoes in tragic fancy dress then Silverstone is the place . Or Cadwell- it's better than either .
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And if you want to avoid braying hoorays and saddoes in tragic fancy dress then Silverstone is the place . Or Cadwell- it's better than either .
Don't! Just don't!

I am retired and living on very limited funds. My attendance at any of these events requires flying from Ireland, renting a car plus accomodation for the weekend. Goodwood costs me about 800 including grandstand (my old legs and inclement weather). I have to give careful consideration to such matters, otherwise there'll be nowt in the pot for my cremation and disposal.

Cadwell Park - I'd forgotten about that. Mini Nurburgring and all that. Mmmmm..??? This is all going to need a bit of thought, but meanwhile thank you gentlemen for your interesting suggestions.

(PS I haven't been to Silverstone since a BTCC meeting where I watched the Brundle/Moss Audi combo. That's how long ago, but I recall the action was some distance from the standing area - at least Goodwood affords a decent proximity to the racing,)
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Just a quick one, sum info about next years even already starting to surface. Early Bird tickets go on sale on Monday 16th October and those are being held at the same as 2017 Early Bird prices, so 99 for all 3 days is not a bad deal i think.

Also, and not a great surprise after this years poor show, the Group C will not be returning in 2018, their slot has now been taking by the newly formed Masters Endurance Legends series.

Hopefully they will return in 2019 but looking at the general downward look of the series this year I'm not holding my breath. Anyway here's the official link for the news:

https://www.silverstoneclassic.com/n...ic-next-monday
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Cadwell Park - I'd forgotten about that. Mini Nurburgring and all that. Mmmmm..??? This is all going to need a bit of thought, but meanwhile thank you gentlemen for your interesting suggestions.

(PS I haven't been to Silverstone since a BTCC meeting where I watched the Brundle/Moss Audi combo. That's how long ago, but I recall the action was some distance from the standing area - at least Goodwood affords a decent proximity to the racing,)

Silverstone - you would no longer recognise it ; if you are lucky the cars are in the same post code as you. Cadwell- the HSCC Wolds Trophy in June is a gem. You can park next to the track and the cars are just feet away. No 1200 car entries like the Classic, but one of my annual highlights nevertheless . Tickets are about twenty odd quid for a weekend but if your funds are short there are plenty of people on here who may be able to help with a free pass.
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Silverstone - you would no longer recognise it ; if you are lucky the cars are in the same post code as you. Cadwell- the HSCC Wolds Trophy in June is a gem. You can park next to the track and the cars are just feet away. No 1200 car entries like the Classic, but one of my annual highlights nevertheless . Tickets are about twenty odd quid for a weekend but if your funds are short there are plenty of people on here who may be able to help with a free pass.
Thankfully funds aren't all that tight, it's just that the Revival is SO expensive when compared to other meetings. I like the idea of Cadwell.

My daughter and her partner have professed interest in attending Goodwood next year, more for the poseur aspect which is rather distressing. Thus I might have to go with the flow. My brother is moving from Norwich to Wantage next month, so free accomodation might be available provided I don't mind getting up at about 6am to get there!

I must make a decision soon. Thanking everyone once again for positive and helpful comments.
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Thankfully funds aren't all that tight, it's just that the Revival is SO expensive when compared to other meetings. I like the idea of Cadwell.

My daughter and her partner have professed interest in attending Goodwood next year, more for the poseur aspect which is rather distressing. Thus I might have to go with the flow. My brother is moving from Norwich to Wantage next month, so free accomodation might be available provided I don't mind getting up at about 6am to get there!

I must make a decision soon. Thanking everyone once again for positive and helpful comments.
I agree with Coppice about the Cadwell meeting - you can't go far wrong there with any historic meeting (the annual VSCC event is my favourite).

Regarding the Goodwood 'show aspects' - I wouldn't let that put you off. You can leave your daughter etc to look around the various displays / stands etc whilst you wander around the back of the circuit which is untouched by all of the 'razzmatazz' - just simple, low down old-fashioned wooden fencing with excellent viewing. I tend to spend my time walking / watching from those areas - there's also a handy free tractor / trailer transport system to get around if the walking is too much.
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