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Thruxton Circuit 50th Anniversary
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Peter Mallett
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2 Jun 2018 to 3 Jun 2018 08:00 to 18:00
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Location: Thruxton Circuit

Includes Motor Racing Legends:
Royal Automobile Woodcote Trophy;
Stirling Moss Trophy;
HTCC and Tony Dron Trophy.

HSCC Super Tourers
HSCC Guards Trophy
HSCC Single Seater grids
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Old 26 May 2018, 07:35 (Ref:3824704)   #16
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Ironic that one of the main people at the venue 'assisted' your absence from the fray Peter.

Looking forward to seeing you and Rover at Classic.

Re the HTC races i've heard on the grapevine there maybe further entries yet so fingers crossed.
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Old 30 May 2018, 16:42 (Ref:3825680)   #17
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I was informed that one of the reasons for the lack of super tourers is a big hike in entry fees. With cars that are expensive to run as it is, that seems like a poorly made descision.
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Old 30 May 2018, 17:50 (Ref:3825694)   #18
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I was informed that one of the reasons for the lack of super tourers is a big hike in entry fees. With cars that are expensive to run as it is, that seems like a poorly made descision.
I think if it a reason, itís not the only one! I haven't got access to the ST race entry fee info, but big increases are affecting all of us, whatever we race....

Iím also wondering if the meeting counts towards the ST championship? If not, that could have an impact on numbers.
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I haven't got access to the ST race entry fee info, but big increases are affecting all of us, whatever we race....

Iím also wondering if the meeting counts towards the ST championship? If not, that could have an impact on numbers.
The Thruxton rounds were a scheduled to count towards the championship. I don't know how much the Thruxton races were to enter; however, for Brands Hatch the fee is £510 for two 20 minute races and a 20 minute practice session. This is the same fee as the Derek Bell Trophy (who have the same amount of track time) and is, on a pro rata basis, consistent with the Historic FF1600 and 1000cc F3 races (who have a shorter qualifying).

However, the entry fees for the Donington Historic Festival and Silverstone Classic are at the higher end of the scale.

I do wonder if the season is condensed in to two short a timescale in that the opening rounds were at Donington at the start of this month, Thruxton was due at the start of June, Brands Hatch is at the end of June, the Classic at the end of July, Knockhill at the start of August and then the season finishes at Oulton at the Gold Cup. As mentioned some of these meetings do incur big entry fees and there is a fair amount of travelling involved. Perhaps a more event spread of events over 'normal' HSCC events may help build the championship.
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Entry list:
HSCC https://hscc.org.uk/wp-content/uploa...-June-2018.pdf
MRL http://www.motorracinglegends.com/wp...ry-List-V2.pdf
and http://www.motorracinglegends.com/wp...ry-LIst-V2.pdf
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Old 1 Jun 2018, 22:16 (Ref:3826127)   #21
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The Bastos Rover no longer entered by JD? 😕
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I think a few Midlanders have plumped for the Coventry Festival but I am still surprised the HTC entry hasn't hit 30 cars for this meeting.
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One or two thin fields today ( sixteen in HTCC and thirteen in single seater race ) but some good racing in glorious sunshine followed by a barbecue in glorious evening sunshine with more of the same tomorrow !
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I was a little disappointed with the day.
Some nice tin, good company and great weather but so much dead track time.
I know they canned the SuperTourers (2 x 20 minutes on Saturday) but they must have lost more as it ran so slow I thought it was being run by the FIA.
The Mini race was excellent and it was good to see the Williams been driven at speed.
Given the circuit is 50 years old I was surprised by the choice of machinery running in the demos, and how few of them.

Bought a weekend ticket when the event was published, the Sunday part will go unused.
Can't say I will bother with their 100 year celebrations either
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I have mixed feelings too. That Mini race was a belter!! The HTC was a bit short on cars which is a shame with only 1 GrA car but field was varied. Seeing Rovers and Capris was very evocative!

I think a couple of the grids were compromised by otber events at the weekend or coming shortly?

The ST's could have given earlier notice of cancellation so that HSCC or BARC had bt more time to schedule alternatives that also might have suited?

An HSCC 60's Saloons is one. Classic F3 or 70/80's monoposto maybe?

I had a lovely chat with Jonny Williams at the F1 display. What a knowledgeable and approachable guy.

However I still love the place it's easy to get around, you can see most of the circuit from the stands and has a very good atmosphere.

I am glad to be attending and supporting the festival.
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Decided to avoid the meeting completely.
"Demo's" are the favourite form of promoter padding at the moment followed by grid walks.
Whilst appropriate at lunchtime, featuring throughout the day will certainly remove the meeting from my calendar.
Monaco Historique in 2016 had a near 3 hour lunch break on Saturday filled with a few demonstration plus a lot of taxi rides for the rich and famous.
Needless to say I did not go this year.
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Overall a very enjoyable weekend albeit with some organisational glitches , some which couldn't be avoided some which should have been .

Regarding the racing the Minis and Formula Fords provided six cracking races between them with Ben Mitchell claiming a double in Formula Fords ( by 0.177 and 0.147 seconds respectively ! ) . Unfortunately the second Mini Seven race was cut short after Daniel Budd somersaulted over the barrier going up Woodham Hill .

In the Motor Racing Legends races Chris Ward and Olly Bryant provided great entertainment , Ward winning the first Stirling Moss/Woodcote Trophy race and Bryant the second , in spite of Bryant suffering suspension problems in both races . Both HTC races were won by Ric Woods Capri , the first in Adam Morgan's hands and the second in the owner's .

The Guards Trophy race saw the Dodd family Ginetta defeat the Chevron hordes and in the Jochen Rindt single seater races none of the F2 or F3 cars completed both
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I so wanted to be at Thruxton but as they said 70 years ago a bridge too far . Young Scott Blakney son of Pat Thruxton circuit manager drove Delta to P1 in class P2 overall so that gave me some joy . Itís still the U K fastest track and I sure hope to be able to race there again soon . Well done Thruxton and all the people that made it happen . RIP . Sod Offered . Iím sure he would be smiling
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Sorry delta didn't mean to ignore Scott's fine performances , unfortunately I pressed 'Submit Reply' too soon ! Scott's performances were indeed impressive especially as he had not raced for four years . Fingers crossed the Historic Formula Ford 1600 and 2000s return to Thruxton next season .

Unfortunately there were a few whinges such as overlong Demonstrations , the Red Devils landing as Murray and Nige opened the Hospitality Centre ( not the organisers fault admittedly ) and the Fireworks display not starting until 10.45 p.m. with some of the mortars apparently exploding directly above the campsite showering those below with cardboard 'shrapnel' and gunpowder residue . An unfortunate incident but without injuries or serious damage that I am aware of .

Despite that it was an enjoyable weekend and having been at the 25 th Anniversary I look forward to going to Thruxton for many more years .
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I hope the Mini driver and any marshals in that area are OK.
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