Home  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Classic Cars Monthly Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Historic Racing & Motorsport History > Historic Racing Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2 Jun 2022, 13:34 (Ref:4112547)   #1
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 224
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Thruxton Historic

All is not well I fear with our sport. MRL entries for Thruxton are truly dire. Especially as they are for 1 hour races. Brexit ? Covid? Economic outlook? Too much racing? Dislike of Thruxton? All or none of these? Whatever, it’s very sad.
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 2 Jun 2022, 14:03 (Ref:4112548)   #2
Peter Mallett
The Honourable Mallett
20KPINAL
 
Peter Mallett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
England
Here and there
Posts: 36,180
Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!
I mean no disrespect to Duncan and his team but there are two things reducing entries IMO.

The first is the dominance of the Turbos and M3s in the HTCC, which means the earlier Group A drivers are now playing second fiddle, I know two who have given up. This has also impacted the Tony Dron Trophy but perhaps to a lesser extent. Then the HRDC is trying (possibly successfully) to run a Gerry Marshall Trophy thus taking away the Group 1/1.5 cars. This series is sponsored by Jim Morris of Lifeline who runs an exceedingly quick Golf GTI.

Then we have the Le Mans Classic this year, although as John R says in that thread, UK entries are down for that one too.

The stock market has nose dived which has taken a number of people out of the game, albeit hopefully temporarily. Not sure about Brexit, which happened two years ago, can have any impact on this event. The pandemic, and associated drag on investments, is certainly having an impact. But grids were good during the pandeminc so I suspect overall it's a product of timing and too many events.
Peter Mallett is offline  
__________________
I've decided to stop reaching out to people. I'm just going to contact them instead.
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2022, 08:47 (Ref:4112631)   #3
chunterer
Race Official
Veteran
 
chunterer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
Down the end of my road
Posts: 15,246
chunterer is going for a new world record!chunterer is going for a new world record!chunterer is going for a new world record!chunterer is going for a new world record!chunterer is going for a new world record!chunterer is going for a new world record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Mallett View Post
I mean no disrespect to Duncan and his team but there are two things reducing entries IMO.

The first is the dominance of the Turbos and M3s in the HTCC, which means the earlier Group A drivers are now playing second fiddle, I know two who have given up. This has also impacted the Tony Dron Trophy but perhaps to a lesser extent. Then the HRDC is trying (possibly successfully) to run a Gerry Marshall Trophy thus taking away the Group 1/1.5 cars. This series is sponsored by Jim Morris of Lifeline who runs an exceedingly quick Golf GTI.

Then we have the Le Mans Classic this year, although as John R says in that thread, UK entries are down for that one too.

The stock market has nose dived which has taken a number of people out of the game, albeit hopefully temporarily. Not sure about Brexit, which happened two years ago, can have any impact on this event. The pandemic, and associated drag on investments, is certainly having an impact. But grids were good during the pandeminc so I suspect overall it's a product of timing and too many events.
Yes i noticed Jim Morris name attached to the HRDC Snett event. Isn't he also sponsoring the HTCC series too?

The first drafts of entries for Thruxton are pretty thin but hoping a few more will turn up.

Like you say too many historic meetings too close together at the moment.
chunterer is offline  
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2022, 11:27 (Ref:4112655)   #4
kipper
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
England
Leics
Posts: 2,367
kipper should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by chunterer View Post
Yes i noticed Jim Morris name attached to the HRDC Snett event. Isn't he also sponsoring the HTCC series too?
I think the HTCC series is sponsored by Silverstone Auctions (Nick Whale)
kipper is offline  
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2022, 18:10 (Ref:4112707)   #5
brands
Veteran
 
brands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location:
Wiltshire
Posts: 2,061
brands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
The MRL entry lists are pathetic, even combining series the published grids are only 10, 10, 15 and 8.
We have weekend tickets at half price, via a car club, and it still feels like robbery.
brands is offline  
__________________
@mitukshooter
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2022, 19:39 (Ref:4112715)   #6
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 224
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by brands View Post
The MRL entry lists are pathetic, even combining series the published grids are only 10, 10, 15 and 8.
We have weekend tickets at half price, via a car club, and it still feels like robbery.
Unless the other grids are really strong I will probably skip Sunday ( wasting the ticket ) and go to Combe. Though Combe grids have been blow par so far this year.

Perhaps we should hand the whole lot over to MSV and let Dr.Jonathon sort it out!
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 4 Jun 2022, 07:57 (Ref:4112789)   #7
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 224
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
On reflection, I think the biggest impact on Thruxton has probably been the proximity of the Le Mans Classic.
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 4 Jun 2022, 10:40 (Ref:4112816)   #8
Peter Mallett
The Honourable Mallett
20KPINAL
 
Peter Mallett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
England
Here and there
Posts: 36,180
Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!
New Thread here: https://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4112815
Peter Mallett is offline  
__________________
I've decided to stop reaching out to people. I'm just going to contact them instead.
Quote
Old 7 Jun 2022, 18:03 (Ref:4113443)   #9
delta
Subscriber
Veteran
 
delta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United Kingdom
Reading UK
Posts: 8,306
delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!
A very long story but we have decided not to go to the Red Bull Ring. Dr Bob and myself will race the Elite in Stirling Moss/ Gentleman drivers. and I will race a Delta in JRT. Looking forward to getting back to my local circuit.
delta is offline  
Quote
Old 7 Jun 2022, 18:15 (Ref:4113448)   #10
Peter Mallett
The Honourable Mallett
20KPINAL
 
Peter Mallett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
England
Here and there
Posts: 36,180
Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!
Enjoy Iain, I suspect all that mileage is getting you both down. Enjoy the meeting I have no doubt you will both have fun.
Peter Mallett is offline  
Quote
Old 8 Jun 2022, 09:11 (Ref:4113498)   #11
brands
Veteran
 
brands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location:
Wiltshire
Posts: 2,061
brands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Entry list from BARC site https://www.barc.net/wp-content/uplo...22-WEBSITE.pdf
brands is offline  
__________________
@mitukshooter
Quote
Old 8 Jun 2022, 09:25 (Ref:4113500)   #12
GORDON STREETER
Veteran
 
GORDON STREETER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Spain
Kent+Mojacar Spain, but not always ?
Posts: 9,038
GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!
How long can meetings go on with very low entry numbers ?
GORDON STREETER is online now  
__________________
Balls of steel (knob of butter) They're Asking For Larkins. ( Proper beer) not you're Eurofizz crap. Hace más calor en España. Me han conocido a hablar un montón cojones! Send any cheques and cash to PO box 1 Lagos Nigeria Africa !
Quote
Old 8 Jun 2022, 11:31 (Ref:4113509)   #13
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 224
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by GORDON STREETER View Post
How long can meetings go on with very low entry numbers ?
Until supply matches demand I guess. We got used to some huge grids during the pandemic but before that came along there were already far too many clubs, circuits and competing series all chasing the same cars. Some consolidation seems inevitable. Eventually.
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 8 Jun 2022, 12:07 (Ref:4113517)   #14
justracing
Subscriber
Veteran
 
justracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
United Kingdom
West Sussex
Posts: 2,061
justracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridjustracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Crow View Post
Until supply matches demand I guess. We got used to some huge grids during the pandemic but before that came along there were already far too many clubs, circuits and competing series all chasing the same cars. Some consolidation seems inevitable. Eventually.
justracing is offline  
Quote
Old 8 Jun 2022, 15:31 (Ref:4113575)   #15
brands
Veteran
 
brands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location:
Wiltshire
Posts: 2,061
brands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Thruxton does have a habit of producing small grids for clubbie events and that is what this meeting has become, despite the hype on the Thruxton website.
I won't be rushing to book for this event next year, assuming it hasn't been binned by then.
brands is offline  
__________________
@mitukshooter
Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thruxton Historic 12/13 June 2021 Peter Mallett Historic Racing Today 50 15 Jun 2021 12:01
THRUXTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL Mike Bell Historic Racing Today 105 21 Aug 2020 06:48
Historic Sports Sedans racing at Mallala Easter Historic meeting Topgear Australasian Touring Cars. 1 8 Jan 2013 12:15
Historic Racing and Historic Racing Today Forum-Where is it going ? john ruston Historic Racing Today 182 10 Sep 2009 08:03
HSCC Historic Racing @ Thruxton Az Motorsport Art & Photography 1 12 Sep 2005 15:57


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2021 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2021-2022 Grant MacDonald. All Rights Reserved.