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Old 20 Jul 2022, 17:51 (Ref:4119956)   #1
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At my now advanced age I am considering making my maiden voyage to Oulton Park from way down in Wiltshire. Any tips on where to watch and whether to buy grandstand seats would be welcome
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Old 20 Jul 2022, 19:07 (Ref:4119961)   #2
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Mike, my own preferred spot is up on the "hill" overlooking Hislops because not only do you see the action at the chicane, but also have a view of the cars going up to Island as well.

If you are prepared to get to the circuit early, use the Knickerbrook entrance, and you can park very near where you chose to sit. The last time we went there, it was a really hot weekend, and as we arrived very early in the morning, we were able to sit right under a very large tree which gave us shade all day long.

I have no experience of any of the grandstands, so cannot give an opinion. Hope this helps.
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Old 21 Jul 2022, 06:44 (Ref:4120000)   #3
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What works for me (and I am no spring chicken ) is to enter by Lodge ; park near start/finish . Watch exit of Lodge (slidy action ) , Deer Leap for cars just feet away and Old Hall for overtaking and sideways action. Paddock access easy from there too Lodge grandstand is the best I've used there, as you get a long view of cars coming towards you . Enjoy - I am planning on Sunday - a noon start allows plenty of time to perv over the cars in the paddock .
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Old 21 Jul 2022, 19:34 (Ref:4120072)   #4
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We tend to wander down to Britten's on the first day and stop at Knickerbrook on the way back. The entrance of Druids on the infield and inside of Lodge are also interesting.
During race days we general sit at Dentons where we can see the cars through Cascades and Lakeside, reappearing at Hilltop down to the chicane. It's also close to food, toilets and the car club displays.
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Old 22 Jul 2022, 16:03 (Ref:4120148)   #5
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Entry list. https://s.msv.com/hJ9PoO?fbclid=IwAR...1Eau5dFmkemt78

Some decent grids and some thin ones.
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Old 22 Jul 2022, 17:32 (Ref:4120154)   #6
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Some decent grids and some thin ones.
Thanks to everyone for their advice but there are just too many thin grids to justify the 400 mile round trip. It’s a weird timetable too - the restrictions on Sunday morning racing really screw things up. Surprised the Masters grids are so dull - more signs of the times. Sorry to miss the F2s and Special Saloons though
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Old 22 Jul 2022, 17:43 (Ref:4120156)   #7
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You really should make a visit to Oulton sometime, Mike - as a northerner I'm biassed, but it really is one of the best circuits in the country, and one where you can spectate in a wide range of places - easily changing place between races if you wish.
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Surprised the Masters grids are so dull - more signs of the times. Sorry to miss the F2s and Special Saloons though
Along with the Masters historic at Brands this meeting seems to be a shadow of its' former self. As others have commented, Oulton is a wonderful spectator circuit with so many good viewing spots but like yourself being a southerner it is more than a bit of a stretch as are Cadwell and Croft. I've only managed to get to Oulton once about 20 years ago for British GT meeting after doing some work on my daughters house in West Yorkshire and getting back home to Sussex after a days' racing was a bit of an ordeal.
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Old 23 Jul 2022, 12:38 (Ref:4120212)   #9
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I am always amused at those who live "dan sath" who have no concept of geography or distance. Living in the Lake District it's 148 miles to Oulton Park and 268 to Silverstone. A fellow racer from the south said to me that Anglesey was a northern circuit but i pointed out it was 234 miles from me.
On the other hand a Herts based racer reckons that on a Friday night it takes him less time to get to Croft than it does to Brands Hatch.
There are indeed too many meetings and I wonder how they can survive. I know the MGCC work on a 60% grid to pay the bills and if you take that with other clubs then there are a good few meetings that must be marginal. The issue is that there are commercial operators like MRL and Masters and Equipe who are there for the profit and then there are the clubs that are there for the competitors.
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Me too - Croft is sometimes regarded as a circuit too far , as is Cadwell. To be fair , as many southern racers travel on Fridays , it can be traffic hell . I tend to be a very early starter, so circuits such as Brands or even Thruxton are a few minutes under 4 hours from home in North Yorkshire , and very straightforward runs . That said , on one occasion , duty meant I needed to be at Oulton Park by 4pm on a Friday -nightmare, a two hour journey took nearly six hours ...

Anyway , tickets now bought for Sunday , thinnish grids or not - the siren call of an F2 car proving too much of a temptation!
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You really should make a visit to Oulton sometime, Mike - as a northerner I'm biassed, but it really is one of the best circuits in the country, and one where you can spectate in a wide range of places - easily changing place between races if you wish.
I weakened. I raided the housekeeping, plucked up my courage and decided it was time to go to Oulton ParK. As said elsewhere un-silenced F2 cars are a seductive temptation. Hotel booked. Tickets printed. Anticipation high. The M6 awaits.
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I weakened. I raided the housekeeping, plucked up my courage and decided it was time to go to Oulton ParK. As said elsewhere un-silenced F2 cars are a seductive temptation. Hotel booked. Tickets printed. Anticipation high. The M6 awaits.
As someone who lives even further south than your good self Mike and used to make the journey up to Lancashire on a fairly regular basis (yes I know Oulton Park is in Cheshire) if you're going up on Friday leave bright and early. The most recent journey up the M6 my wife and I made was to Rhyl in North Wales. We left Weymouth at 9.00 A.M. and reached Rhyl 10 hours later having spent most of the time going through roadworks at 50 mph ! Also with a wonderful entry isn't the Historic Grand Prix Car Association race going to be the highlight of the weekend ?
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Old 26 Jul 2022, 06:55 (Ref:4120526)   #13
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As someone who lives even further south than your good self Mike and used to make the journey up to Lancashire on a fairly regular basis (yes I know Oulton Park is in Cheshire) if you're going up on Friday leave bright and early. The most recent journey up the M6 my wife and I made was to Rhyl in North Wales. We left Weymouth at 9.00 A.M. and reached Rhyl 10 hours later having spent most of the time going through roadworks at 50 mph ! Also with a wonderful entry isn't the Historic Grand Prix Car Association race going to be the highlight of the weekend ?
I know the M6 of old so I will be on the road by 6.30 and hoping for the best. The HGPCA race looks good, as does the HRDC race but there is something about the sound of the F2 cars that reaches my soul.
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I know the M6 of old so I will be on the road by 6.30 and hoping for the best. The HGPCA race looks good, as does the HRDC race but there is something about the sound of the F2 cars that reaches my soul.
Having been to Thruxton's Easter Monday Formula Two meeting on numerous occasions I know what you mean. Wish I could join you on the slog up the M6. Have a nice time !
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Where are people seeing the entry list please? The link above doesn’t show anything.
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