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Old 13 Dec 2018, 13:42 (Ref:3869919)   #16
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Goodwood operates shuttle buses from Chichester station, so you could do Goodwood FOS in one day.
Looks like I have a job to do this weekend... thanks!

If going from London to the festival for one day and back I would definitely do that.
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Old 13 Dec 2018, 13:48 (Ref:3869921)   #17
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Is it possible to attend Goodwood FoS for the day going from London? Maybe I can do at least one day before coming back home since I will probably spend the last days of my trip in London.

It should be fairly easy to catch a train from London to Chichester and the FoS is about 4 or 5 miles north of Chichester. Goodwood or others may lay on a bus service from station to FoS. I think the rail journey would be slightly less than an hour though others on here may have better information, which London rail station, etc.


If you are interested in historic racing the HSCC Superprix event on the Brands Hatch GP circuit is well worth a visit. It's on 29th/30th June and there should be historic F1 cars there (4 races over the 2 days) as well as historic sports cars, GTs, touring cars, etc. Brands is situated just south east of London, near Swanley/West Kingsdown.
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Old 13 Dec 2018, 14:00 (Ref:3869922)   #18
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Or don't head straight to the UK, the N24h is the week after Le Mans
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Old 13 Dec 2018, 16:00 (Ref:3869946)   #19
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good point about the festival of speed.

however, all i'd say about the fos is that it's a bit of an acquired taste. personally i'm not a huge fan, but it's worth considering as a fairly unique event.
Can you expand on this one? I'm heading with my son for the full 4 days in 2019 and we're really looking forward to it.

Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated by anyone.

We're camping by the way.

I'm taking a 3 month work sabbatical for June to Aug inclusive. We're also heading to the BSB in Brands mid June. We're also camping here - for the first time!!
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if you have the time and like the historical aspect of the sport, Brooklands is well worth a visit.
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Old 14 Dec 2018, 11:07 (Ref:3870157)   #21
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The FOS is a curious event - more of a show and a social event than a motorsport competition - only a proportion of the cars going up the hill are intent on setting the best possible time, the rest are showboating or performing to the crowd.

However, there is a lot of very diverse machinery and a mixture of past and present drivers, so if you are coming half way across the planet for a fix of motorsport, I'd argue than you should go, at least for one day.
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Old 14 Dec 2018, 11:13 (Ref:3870159)   #22
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I have seen the Goodwood FoS many times on TV (or YouTube lately) and I know what this is about, and I am also sure I would love to be there.

My concern was that, in my mind, I had to find accommodation at Goodwood at that would be difficult to do by now and also very expensive. Since I am planning to spend those days in London to end my trip (I am flying back the following Monday) if I can take a train very early in the morning in London and then, after a day at the FoS I can take another one and be back at night I will definitely do it for at least one, or maybe two, days.
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Old 14 Dec 2018, 12:34 (Ref:3870189)   #23
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Can you expand on this one? I'm heading with my son for the full 4 days in 2019 and we're really looking forward to it.
essentially it's the autosport show with a bit more motion involved. like i say, that's a personal perspective - a lot of people very much enjoy it, but i'm not a massive fan of watching point to point racing like hillclimbs or rally trackside. the cars are great to look at and like andrewc says, there's a huge range there but personally, not for me.

it's a good event to tick off the list, and essentially a temporary museum for some seriously cool toys. but i'd struggle to do more than one day there, to be honest. personally i wouldn't bother with all four days at the fos, and i'd spend the entrance money on another bike event instead! the bsb at brands will be brilliant, that's a great choice. if you fancy some grass roots bikes as well, the thundersport events are a good day trip, very well run events with a good range of machinery about.

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My concern was that, in my mind, I had to find accommodation at Goodwood at that would be difficult to do by now and also very expensive. Since I am planning to spend those days in London to end my trip (I am flying back the following Monday) if I can take a train very early in the morning in London and then, after a day at the FoS I can take another one and be back at night I will definitely do it for at least one, or maybe two, days.
the fos does sell out, so if you can purchase your tickets sooner rather than later it'll be a smart thing to do. chichester is on a line currently run by southern, who are pretty rubbish at running a reliable service so it may be an idea to have several scheduled journeys in mind that'll suit your plans. you're right to avoid trying to find nearby accommodation - you'd probably end up travelling the same amount of time!

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Old 14 Dec 2018, 12:42 (Ref:3870193)   #24
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My concern was that, in my mind, I had to find accommodation at Goodwood at that would be difficult to do by now and also very expensive. Since I am planning to spend those days in London to end my trip (I am flying back the following Monday) if I can take a train very early in the morning in London and then, after a day at the FoS I can take another one and be back at night I will definitely do it for at least one, or maybe two, days.

It should be do-able. If you look on the Trainline website it shows train times and ticket costs. The service is from London Victoria station and the service starts at around 6-00 a.m. Journey time to Chichester is 1 hour 30 minutes. and trains are every 30 minutes. Return is the same journey time and every 30 minutes up to 9-30 p.m.
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If you're planning a lot of journeys by train, there are rail cards which may work out cheaper.

https://www.visitbritainshop.com/wor...itrail-passes/

Trainline website is quite useful for planning journeys.
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essentially it's the autosport show with a bit more motion involved. like i say, that's a personal perspective - a lot of people very much enjoy it, but i'm not a massive fan of watching point to point racing like hillclimbs or rally trackside. the cars are great to look at and like andrewc says, there's a huge range there but personally, not for me.

it's a good event to tick off the list, and essentially a temporary museum for some seriously cool toys. but i'd struggle to do more than one day there, to be honest. personally i wouldn't bother with all four days at the fos, and i'd spend the entrance money on another bike event instead! the bsb at brands will be brilliant, that's a great choice. if you fancy some grass roots bikes as well, the thundersport events are a good day trip, very well run events with a good range of machinery about.
Cheers, thanks for that. We figured one day with the travel etc. wasn't enough, 2 days might have been ideal but then the extra cost to go to 4 days wasn't nuts so we went for it.
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Old 14 Dec 2018, 17:05 (Ref:3870272)   #27
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I really appreciate your help with this.

This is all information I am taking with me and also using for advanced booking of what I need. You have already been of great help the fist time I went to see some racing events to Europe in 2017 (6hSpa of WEC, Monaco and Paris ePrix of Formula E) and you are doing it again!
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essentially it's the autosport show with a bit more motion involved. like i say, that's a personal perspective - a lot of people very much enjoy it, but i'm not a massive fan of watching point to point racing like hillclimbs or rally trackside. the cars are great to look at and like andrewc says, there's a huge range there but personally, not for me.

it's a good event to tick off the list, and essentially a temporary museum for some seriously cool toys. but i'd struggle to do more than one day there, to be honest. personally i wouldn't bother with all four days at the fos, and i'd spend the entrance money on another bike event instead! the bsb at brands will be brilliant, that's a great choice. if you fancy some grass roots bikes as well, the thundersport events are a good day trip, very well run events with a good range of machinery about.
I've been to FOS as few times - I always find that doing it in one day means I'm pushed to see everything I want to. If you watch all the groups of vehicles going up the hill that's half the day gone (I usually skip the road cars and bikes if possible - they're of no interest to me) . Then there's the rally stage which I personally enjoy - there's usually a good range of Group B cars being thrashed and you don't get that everywhere.

Wandering around the paddock area you can get incredibly close to the cars (head in cockpit close) and some of the cars really do need to be seen close up ("The Beast Of Turin" for example). There are cars at Goodwood that you just don't see anywhere else - I shudder to think of the combined value of the cars in the Goodwood paddocks!

It's not an event to do every year - but it's certainly one to tick off the list if you've never been. IIRC the Thursday at FOS is very much road car stuff and not motorsport (although the proper toys will be in the paddocks by that point anyway) so that's worth thinking about when sorting tickets.
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I've been to FOS as few times - I always find that doing it in one day means I'm pushed to see everything I want to. If you watch all the groups of vehicles going up the hill that's half the day gone (I usually skip the road cars and bikes if possible - they're of no interest to me) . Then there's the rally stage which I personally enjoy - there's usually a good range of Group B cars being thrashed and you don't get that everywhere.
that's a good shout, and an excellent justification for taking two days to do the festival if you're interested in seeing more of the hill action.
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Old 27 Dec 2018, 14:10 (Ref:3872653)   #30
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Thank you all, I have my itinerary almost ready and I have decided to attend Goodwood FOS for one day, either Saturday or Sundary which I belive are the days with more action.
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