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Old 16 May 2008, 09:27 (Ref:2203809)   #1
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AMOC, Brands Hatch, 17 May, 2008

Tomorrow in other words; I had intended to post this earlier. Anyone going?

It will be interesting to see the current state of the Super GT field, a series which first saw the light of day at the AMOC Snetterton meeting last year thanks to the efforts of Stephen Archer.
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Old 16 May 2008, 11:20 (Ref:2203883)   #2
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Probably not, as I'll be there next weekend. But may go along to watch the FJs. Used to love this meeting, and first went in 1985. Feature race won by John Harper in Cooper T53.
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Old 16 May 2008, 13:46 (Ref:2204022)   #3
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I'll be attending (unless it is pouring with rain), as I have a weekend free from work commitments and nothing else planned for the first time in a long time.
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Old 19 May 2008, 09:16 (Ref:2206264)   #4
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This event always seems to be low key so I was surprised by the number of spectators that turned up for this, particularly as it was raining most of the time. I've heard it said that the racing was not particularly good but given those conditions, I think there was some very good and committed driving with some good dices. Some of those that come to mind are Marco Pullen, Arthur and Boysie Thurtle, Stephen Archer and Nicholas Ruddell but, in fact, all acquitted themselves well, with very few offs. Well done to all, and the marshals and officials that kept it running smoothly. I really enjoyed the meeting despite having to spend the evening drying out.

If I have any complaints it's about Brands itself. I still think that some of the fencing is unnecessarily high, and the proliferation of speakers beggars belief. They restrict viewing and photographing opportunities and along the Cooper Straight seem entirely superfluous given those mounted further up the spectators banking. Despite, or because of their numbers, some of the commentary was impossible to hear due to the echo although that was not necessarily a loss given the nature of some the commentary that could be heard, as much of it had little to do with the racing. It is a curious characteristic of AMOC meetings that the commentaries often give the impression that we are eavesdropping on a conversation by two or three people in a pub bar.

Pics to follow, eventually.
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Old 19 May 2008, 09:39 (Ref:2206274)   #5
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I'd have quite liked to go to this one but alas couldn't make it. Good to hear it went OK.

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If I have any complaints it's about Brands itself. I still think that some of the fencing is unnecessarily high, and the proliferation of speakers beggars belief. They restrict viewing and photographing opportunities and along the Cooper Straight seem entirely superfluous given those mounted further up the spectators banking.
Haven't been to Brands for a while. Are the fences still low on the inside of Druids?
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I was thinking of going to this event as I've never been to one but personal appt and the rain stopped me. Looking forward to the pics, John.

I would trade PA speakers for an FM transmission anyday, but I understand the legal/broadcasting issues there.
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I enjoyed the meeting, the weather was manageable as it wasn't cold or windy, and sitting in the car with the heated seats on over lunch was enough to boost morale in time for the afternoon.

There are no catch fences on the little 'island' inside Druids.
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There are no catch fences on the little 'island' inside Druids.
And they're still OK with spectators standing there? I guess I'm just worried about the possibility that the prime photo spot might have been restricted by now.
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And they're still OK with spectators standing there? I guess I'm just worried about the possibility that the prime photo spot might have been restricted by now.
Nope it's still all open for snappers
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Fantastic, good news
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Yep, Trucko is right, but I didn't work as far round as that, as I was moving between the outside of the exit to Druids and Surtees where you can get a fairly clear sweep around Clark Curve. I did note a couple of spectators on the inside of the exit of Druids so looks like it's still available. How much more of the circuit do you see from there, though?
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If I have any complaints it's about Brands itself. I still think that some of the fencing is unnecessarily high, and the proliferation of speakers beggars belief. They restrict viewing and photographing opportunities and along the Cooper Straight seem entirely superfluous given those mounted further up the spectators banking. Despite, or because of their numbers, some of the commentary was impossible to hear due to the echo although that was not necessarily a loss given the nature of some the commentary that could be heard, as much of it had little to do with the racing. It is a curious characteristic of AMOC meetings that the commentaries often give the impression that we are eavesdropping on a conversation by two or three people in a pub bar.
I hope that I have interpreted you correctly. A friend and I were both of the opinion that much of the commentary was irrelevant to the spectator, whether casual or enthusiast.

On the other hand, the PA system was better (ie louder, so there was a greater chance of hearing something whether it was useful or not) than for years.

I agree that it is difficult on the approach to Surtees to take photos because of the proliferation of poles.
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I hope that I have interpreted you correctly. A friend and I were both of the opinion that much of the commentary was irrelevant to the spectator, whether casual or enthusiast.
You have interpreted me, correctly, Alan. I was unimpressed, not for the first time at an AMOC meeting, with the commentary.
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Shame about the small grids- apart from FJ and Ferrari, most grids were 12 to 14 cars. I understand that AMOC have had internal problems, now largely solved. I also agree about the commentaries
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