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Old 30 Mar 2021, 19:28 (Ref:4043969)   #16
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I had a similar thought when I looked at the price.......£39 for a Friday ticket...£67 for Saturday or £53 for Sunday......oh and £10 for a programme.....
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Old 30 Mar 2021, 21:23 (Ref:4043978)   #17
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I had a similar thought when I looked at the price.......£39 for a Friday ticket...£67 for Saturday or £53 for Sunday......oh and £10 for a programme.....
I think the 'shock' prices, are a result of old age, I used to get into the GP for 3/6 if I recall correctly, but my children would probably not see £63 as a lot of money, knowing what they pay for a pair of shoes or a hair cut. Unfortunately the main paying spectators would all be a bit old anyway, so may also be shocked by the prices.
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Old 30 Mar 2021, 21:23 (Ref:4044015)   #18
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I had a similar thought when I looked at the price.......£39 for a Friday ticket...£67 for Saturday or £53 for Sunday......oh and £10 for a programme.....
I think the 'shock' prices, are a result of old age, I used to get into the GP for 3/6 if I recall correctly, but my children would probably not see £63 as a lot of money, knowing what they pay for a pair of shoes or a hair cut. Unfortunately the main paying spectators would all be a bit old anyway, so may also be shocked by the prices.
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 12:14 (Ref:4044048)   #19
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There has been only one way to enjoy the SC at an economic price for a number of years. If you are able to, book on a car club deal - 3 days, two adults and car in centre for £112.50 (incl. premium handling fee - whatever that is).
Daily ticket prices are the level of a small historic event on the south coast ...
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 16:29 (Ref:4044079)   #20
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Oh I could get a deal through AROC but you've then got the cost of at least two nights accommodation to add on
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 16:31 (Ref:4044080)   #21
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Why do we appear to have two almost identical threads going on this?
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Well, that depends where you live. It's the only advantage to living half an hour away !
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Why do we appear to have two almost identical threads going on this?
I blame Peter Mallet, Peter Mallet.
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 19:44 (Ref:4044110)   #24
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I had a similar thought when I looked at the price.......£39 for a Friday ticket...£67 for Saturday or £53 for Sunday......oh and £10 for a programme.....
We have this comment every year! I can't believe you said it again Lanky, you need to look around.

Premiership footy is £40 or more for 90 minutes. It's easy to spend £40 per head at a decent gastro pub for lunch. Many even local museum "special exhibitions" are £25 a throw. I went to watch The Police in concert 10 years or more ago and paid £120 per ticket. And all are over in a couple of hours.

For £67 you get the best Historic cars on the planet racing from early morning until past dusk. You get the car clubs to browse. The social activities. And I know no-one here likes it but there are concerts and entertainment all day and late into the night.

Jeez, it's such good value that in the past I've even bought tickets myself.

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I had a similar thought when I looked at the price.......£39 for a Friday ticket...£67 for Saturday or £53 for Sunday......oh and £10 for a programme.....
I suspect that now the event is back with Silverstone circuits, after this year the SC may well be scaled back a bit to a more mangaeable and less risky size as they seek to take some of the cost out of it. This year I imagine they are commited to running a smilar event as many tickets we rolled over from last year.
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We have this comment every year! I can't believe you said it again Lanky, you need to look around.

Premiership footy is £40 or more for 90 minutes. It's easy to spend £40 per head at a decent gastro pub for lunch. Many even local museum "special exhibitions" are £25 a throw. I went to watch The Police in concert 10 years or more ago and paid £120 per ticket. And all are over in a couple of hours.

For £67 you get the best Historic cars on the planet racing from early morning until past dusk. You get the car clubs to browse. The social activities. And I know no-one here likes it but there are concerts and entertainment all day and late into the night.

Jeez, it's such good value that in the past I've even bought tickets myself.

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I think the point is that as far as I'm concerned your comparisons are pointless - I haven't been to a football match in over 50 years, nor do I have any intention of doing so, I've never paid £40/head for a meal and consider it obscenely self-indulgent so to do, and would never consider paying that sort of silly money - nearly a week's pension - to attend a concert. However all of these activities do in fact constitute paying someone else to do some form of performance. Attending a classic car race meet doesn't involve paying any of the participants that one is watching - in fact in the majority of circumstances I imagine they are paying to participate. Therefore one can only presume that the inflated prices are either to pay for all the peripheral tat that has no contribution to my enjoyment of the event, or to make profit for the organiser - not an unacceptable objective of course - just not one I want to contribute to


Enjoy your visit, though
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Mallett. Two L. Two T. Not too late. Actually.
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Interesting. I suspect this is a result of the recent fire. I originally set this up as a calendar thread but as you can see it is unconnected with the event on the calendar. I've merged the threads and again, you can see they duplicate each other. Oh well, carry on...........
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Honestly, Peter, no big deal, seems we all are too happy that the forum is going on and have you to take care of the calendar and other things. Not an easy task. As Mike said, better two than none!
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