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Old 4 Dec 2020, 08:19 (Ref:4020530)   #1
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Annual speedfest, not necessarily historic.
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 11:24 (Ref:4054424)   #2
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Quiet thread......

I've never been to the FOS as it was always impossible to justify only a week or so after getting back from Le Mans, but this year I'll be there for all four days - as a volunteer. So if anyone is around and about the Flint Wall grandstand during the mornings on any of the days, look out for me stewarding there. I'll be out and about enjoying myself in the afternoons!
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 11:28 (Ref:4054426)   #3
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FoS is an utter delight and a joy. That’s a great place to spend time Aysedasi!

I really hope it goes ahead. A have a nagging fear that it may be a little too soon for such a big event. But it’s outdoors, the Govt seems to be holding the line on opening up, and if anyone can manage things its Goodwood - every event I have been to there has been superbly organised.
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 13:03 (Ref:4054441)   #4
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I think it will go ahead, although I wonder if the numbers will be significantly reduced? Still if they can have thousands on Bournemouth beach.....

Anyhow, I'm due to go there for a staff briefing a week or so beforehand. I think that's where I get issued with the baseball bat for use if I see anyone not social distancing and not wearing a mask.....
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 18:20 (Ref:4054496)   #5
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I volunteered in 2015 - drove the courtesy car (Ford Kuga) between the entrance and the car park for Kinrara ticket holders. In the end only needed for two half day sessions over the three days. Good fun !
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 19:22 (Ref:4054503)   #6
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It’s great fun. The paddock is really good. The rally stage is worth a walk up the hill for too.

I’ve not been since 2016. Would very much like to go back.
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 20:13 (Ref:4054508)   #7
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I volunteered in 2015 - drove the courtesy car (Ford Kuga) between the entrance and the car park for Kinrara ticket holders. In the end only needed for two half day sessions over the three days. Good fun !
I was certain that I'd get car park duty for four days..... But I hoped I've lucked in with grandstand stewarding. I'm doing the same for the three days of the Revival too.....

PS What's Kinrara?
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 20:18 (Ref:4054512)   #8
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Kinrara is the enclosure for the GRRC - it's a - if you have to ask the cost for the three days ...
Afraid these days the FoS is not for me - but then I am old enough to have been to the early ones.
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For me, it's just something a bit different to do. Something I've never got round to before. I wouldn't have thought of it if a former colleague hadn't told me he was volunteering and suggested I give it a try. Anyhow, it's a chance to see the Glickenhaus as I won't get to see it at Le Mans....
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I've done it twice now, Running and driving the MArcos and looking after the Siluro Lambretta which required a small gang of friends and fellow Lambretta nuts!

nothing like the revival, very relaxed and just a bit of fun. Nicely looked after as Goodwood do, and we just all camped a few nights up on the hill. A very pleasant weekend.
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... but then I am old enough to have been to the early ones.
The early events really were something special. I went in 1995, which was the second or third one from memory, all the famous faces just mingling with the (not especially large) crowd not hidden away in some VIP enclosure and only popping out to get in their car.

Still worth going to every now and again though, but don't make the same mistake I did when I got a free ticket to the opening day a couple of years ago. I knew in advance there would be no runs up the hill, but they didn't even have the cars on display in the paddock, all there was to look at was the new car 'motorshow' and other stands. I was home in time for lunch.
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Still worth going to every now and again though,
Agreed - it's not a "must do every year" event for me.

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but don't make the same mistake I did when I got a free ticket to the opening day a couple of years ago. I knew in advance there would be no runs up the hill, but they didn't even have the cars on display in the paddock, all there was to look at was the new car 'motorshow' and other stands. I was home in time for lunch.
To be fair the Thursday is advertised as the "moving motorshow" and not a full day of the Festival Of Speed.
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As with all popular events, it's easy enough to avoid the big crowds. At Goodwood that means walking up the hill to the Rally stage and the Hillclimb from Flint Wall up. Ignore the daytrippers and parading posh folk and just glory in the greatest collection of racing cars you will ever see.

In 2019 the star car was the Ford GT40 which won Le Mans in 1968 and 69. The actual car. Worth what...$100m? Priceless motor racing history. I walked round it parked outside the House; I was actually shaking with emotion. And it drove...fast...up the hill. Amazing.

There's nothing like the Festival of Speed.
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As with all popular events, it's easy enough to avoid the big crowds. At Goodwood that means walking up the hill to the Rally stage and the Hillclimb from Flint Wall up. Ignore the daytrippers and parading posh folk and just glory in the greatest collection of racing cars you will ever see.

In 2019 the star car was the Ford GT40 which won Le Mans in 1968 and 69. The actual car. Worth what...$100m? Priceless motor racing history. I walked round it parked outside the House; I was actually shaking with emotion. And it drove...fast...up the hill. Amazing.

There's nothing like the Festival of Speed.
It ran up the hill in the same batch as me, I tailed it back down, I was quite close at one stage and braked, then realised what it was, and backed right off!
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Well today's covid announcement will probably put the tin lid in this.
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