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Old 23 Feb 2018, 23:30 (Ref:3803512)   #16
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All good at R Retro, currrently zero degrees. Just got rid of Chris Dear after a pleasant evening of conversation and banter accompanied by olives & crisps followed by tortelloni & bol sauce washed down with a good red, finished with choccy mousse then your choice of whisky or armagnac. Suitably fortified to face tomorrow's onslaught....
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Old 24 Feb 2018, 06:42 (Ref:3803544)   #17
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Sounds idyllic. I'm off to the track after a dinner of chicken at a Beefeater but my mechanics couldn't get chicken in a fried chicken shop. Oh the irony!

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Old 25 Feb 2018, 10:38 (Ref:3803780)   #18
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Had another good day trip out to Race Retro again, although being on crutches meant I didn't have much of a change to walk around the halls and see as much as I would normally do. Seamed to be a lot busier this year, certainly more of a wait to get in once the doors were opened at half 9, maybe changing the opening to 9am might help. The live rally Stage run by the lads from rallyingwithgroupb.net was a great watch as always, maybe a few more GroupB machines would be ideal but there was still lots of sideways action to keep the crowd entertained.

Anyway here my vid from the Stage if anyone interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhryEdVx7k0
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Old 27 Feb 2018, 05:54 (Ref:3804194)   #19
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I have been to every year of RR, seen it through ups-and-downs, but I must say that this show felt the most diluted of the lot. There were too many fool frippery stands and not enough cars, (not even in Hall 2) too much artisan cheese/patisserie/fwah gras and not enough engineering.

I would have given the Connew and some of the ground-effect cars spotlight space in Hall 2 not Hall 3, and I had hoped there might be a Escort Mark 1 special compound.
I am a firm supporter of the Show, but if it does not get back to its roots next year, then I think that will be my last time.
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Interesting to see different perspectives, but I thought that this was the best RR that I have been to, and I have been to most of them. I thought that there were more cars on display than recent years and I liked the fact that the organisers had tried to spread things out by having good displays and a mix of other businesses across all three of the main halls rather than concentrating on one "major" hall. This spread the crowd out and spread the interest.

The exhibitors I spoke to all seemed to have been busy and were happy with the changes.

Far better than Autosport.

My only comment is that the rally world seems to persistently miss the opportunity to promote it's sport/ clubs with very few rally organisers/ clubs displaying despite the major draw of the live rally demonstration.
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Old 27 Feb 2018, 09:58 (Ref:3804239)   #20
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I was underwhelmed with this years RR. Some of the regular long term stands chose not to attend, and there was a higher percentage of tat stalls.

I was surprised to see the Motorsport stand in Hall 3, rather than Halls 1 or 2. The principal sponsor would normally be in a higher profile place.

The concept of a historic or club level motorsport show is fine. However I think there are elements of the execution that needs looking at, either the timing of the show, the venue or the organisers. If my other half hadn't volunteered to man a stand this year, I'm not sure I would have bothered going.

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Old 27 Feb 2018, 11:20 (Ref:3804256)   #21
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I enjoyed it, haven't been for a couple of years but took my time and mooched around all the smaller stands that I normally give a miss. But we could do without 10 stalls selling pics of McQueen's V-sign. Seemed to be waiting for me at every corner.
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More control over photographers this year, with compulsory briefing. Something I expect at all race meetings in the near future. A few copyright images, more www.retro-speed.co.uk
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Old 13 Mar 2018, 19:49 (Ref:3807792)   #23
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Lovely show, perhaps the best yet, and I have been to most of them. A highlight was the interview with Brian Redman, who had us all in stiches. The 908-3, with his legs protruding ahead of the front wheels..."a good racing car for Douglas Bader!"
Great racing driver. Lovely bloke.
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He was superb , but I expected nothing less. His aural description of the noise his 917 made , as it got wheelspin at 180mph in the wet on the Mulsanne sent a shiver down my spine. Hero .
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