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ALGARVE CLASSIC FESTIVAL
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1 Nov 2019 to 3 Nov 2019 07:30 to 18:00
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Location: A.I.A. Portimao

A week later than previous years, but hopefully still sunny..... Will include I.H.E, MRL, U2TC, Pre ‘63, FJ and GTSCC grids.
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 07:22 (Ref:3939642)   #136
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I wonder why it has no PA system. I've not been to any other circuit that has not got one.
Thinking about that, the circuit does have a PA system, but I guess not all around the track. Maybe its broken..... In the paddock it was quite easy to listen to the dulcet tones of Marcus and the Portuguese commentator. Appreciate that's not much use to spectators the other side of the circuit!
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 08:53 (Ref:3939654)   #137
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Ah, so you’re the member formerly known as ‘derwent motorsport’, then....
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 09:44 (Ref:3939661)   #138
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Just to balance things up, I should say that I found the circuit staff pretty helpful.
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Just to balance things up, I should say that I found the circuit staff pretty helpful.
At ground level they are indeed helpful, and if we have had problems with security in the past, it’s because they were only following instructions from above....
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Thinking about that, the circuit does have a PA system, but I guess not all around the track. Maybe its broken..... In the paddock it was quite easy to listen to the dulcet tones of Marcus and the Portuguese commentator. Appreciate that's not much use to spectators the other side of the circuit!
Well I was in the two stands on the edge of the paddock and never heard any commentary. I looked carefully to see if I could see any loudspeakers anywhere to no avail. There was also no PA in the stands on the start finish straight.
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Well I was in the two stands on the edge of the paddock and never heard any commentary. I looked carefully to see if I could see any loudspeakers anywhere to no avail. There was also no PA in the stands on the start finish straight.
Well I didn’t dream hearing the commentary while in the paddock, so it’s obviously very limited......
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 12:20 (Ref:3939691)   #142
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I too heard the dulcet tones of Marcus Pye
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delta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
FWIIW, I would not bother going every year if it was not for the fact that the track is brilliant,I have been lucky and raced many different cars over the years and every year I just love getting back to the track .You just have to stand up to the security staff and after a while they give in and let you back in to the paddock.
The officials have their own ideas and I guess you just have to accept that's their way of doing things. I did think this year they were a lot more friendly.I even had a kiss and a cuddle with the pit lane lady chief marshal.
No juniors in 2020 but I sure hope we can take something there next year.
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Yes, it is a pretty awesome track to drive on, and that draws me and many others back every year. Plus the weather, even if not perfect, will be better than UK.....

Let’s hope the organisers can negotiate a date back to mid October for next year. Weekend after Estoril would be neat......
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A shame to hear of the Sierra crash, Carey McMahon has been racing for years in Group A cars here and I don't think I've seen a mark on one of his cars.
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So guys, those of you that have done this event can you let me know the following, how long to drive there, which route across the water from UK and how many days of travel please.

I really fancy doing this event but this year the transport company never got back to me so Im contemplating driving there using my own trailer etc.
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delta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Ping me an e mail next week when I get back to UK with your contact number . I can talk you through the options .
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So guys, those of you that have done this event can you let me know the following, how long to drive there, which route across the water from UK and how many days of travel please.

I really fancy doing this event but this year the transport company never got back to me so Im contemplating driving there using my own trailer etc.
Some do their own transport, Rikki, and there are many like delta taking trucks of various sizes. Talk to Iain.....
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