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Old 30 Aug 2021, 19:50 (Ref:4071271)   #31
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Wrong post I know but HRDC races at Castle Combe today were quite splendid. They kept a huge crowd grinning with pleasure with some of the best racing this year.
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Old 31 Aug 2021, 06:09 (Ref:4071322)   #32
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I went yesterday and enjoyed it . F2 was terrific , as was FF1600 . I was also very taken with the Skylines and Sierra etc race. Thin grid, but one hell of a spectacle aurally and visually , especially close range at Deer Leap .

But ...as has been the trend for years , the Gold Cup lacks a sense of occasion . I remember being in a big crowd watching Flavien Marcais in the shrieking BRM P180 , big names like Soper in Touring cars and huge car club displays. It feels more like a village fete now - charming in its way but a bit parochial .

I guess every circuit and club is fishing in the same pool , and just like the rather lame Donington Historic 'Festival', the Gold Cup is suffering . There's room for club events run by HSCC and the excellent CSCC, and also for the big league Silverstone Classic and Goodwood - but not that much in between ?
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Old 31 Aug 2021, 08:54 (Ref:4071337)   #33
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I, too, went yesterday and also enjoyed the first race meeting I've been to this year. I must have been fairly close to you Coppece as my son and I watched the first Dunlop Cup Saloon race from outside the track between the Deers Leap bridge and Old Hall. Those cars are amazing but they are complicated cars and need a 'team' to prepare and run them which puts them financially beyond the reach of the average historic club racer. The F2s were also good to watch and fast. A shame Andy Smith and Miles Griffiths had a coming together in the second race as it was shaping up to be a close finish between the top three.
I was impressed by the size of the crowd on what was an overcast day but Coppice is right in that it doesn't have the sense of occasion it used to enjoy. I remember being there in the 1960s with F1s racing for the Gold Cup and I remember being in the paddock where the likes of Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme roamed freely and mingled with the fans.
Although the grids in most categories were good (except the Dunlop saloons) the competition from other series also racing over the weekend - CSCC at Brands GP, HRDC at Castle Combe and BARC/CTCRC saloons at Cadwell - all took some potential competitors from racing at the Gold Cup meeting.
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Old 31 Aug 2021, 12:15 (Ref:4071365)   #34
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Had a great time on Sunday and Monday; great racing, fabulous classic cars on display and lots of friendly folk to chat to. Especially enjoyed FF1600 and FF2000, in addition to my usual road-going favourites. And, it was dry the whole time, a rare occurrence during my visits to Oulton Park.
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Old 31 Aug 2021, 19:37 (Ref:4071413)   #36
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As said above - a very busy weekend for historic sport - I was racing with CSCC on Saturday at the Brands GP circuit, as support races to the Fanatec GT cars - whose antics managed to continually screw up the timetable - including, on Sunday, causing the luch break to be brought forward by about 2 hours, meaning the CSCC competitors who had been called to the assembly area, were held there for well over an hour - and the CSCC grids were almost all full 46 car grids.



On Monday I went to Castle Combe (primarily towatch the Classic Alfa Challenge) and again, as mentioned above, there was some excellent racing with reasonable grids. I guess you can only spread the jam so far.......
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I see the Silverstone Classic is moving to the Gold cups usual date next season.

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I went yesterday and enjoyed it . F2 was terrific , as was FF1600 . I was also very taken with the Skylines and Sierra etc race. Thin grid, but one hell of a spectacle aurally and visually , especially close range at Deer Leap .

But ...as has been the trend for years , the Gold Cup lacks a sense of occasion . I remember being in a big crowd watching Flavien Marcais in the shrieking BRM P180 , big names like Soper in Touring cars and huge car club displays. It feels more like a village fete now - charming in its way but a bit parochial .

I guess every circuit and club is fishing in the same pool , and just like the rather lame Donington Historic 'Festival', the Gold Cup is suffering . There's room for club events run by HSCC and the excellent CSCC, and also for the big league Silverstone Classic and Goodwood - but not that much in between ?
Also went and enjoyed myself greatly- personally I like that village fete vibe which is an apt observation
Enjoyed your book by the way

IMHO life is too short for spectating at Silverstone

I suspect something like touring cars will fill the slot at OP which isn’t my cup of Assam
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Old 2 Sep 2021, 06:18 (Ref:4071585)   #39
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Old 2 Sep 2021, 08:39 (Ref:4071598)   #41
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For me Oulton Gold Cup is up there as a favourite (along with Cadwell) - the schedule allows for some downtime and a bit of social (and a beer or two on Saturday evening!), enjoy the circuit although not especially suited to my car, but i love the fast corners - Old Hall, Island and Druids especially!

With Roadsports we quali Saturday and race Sunday, so I wasn't there Monday (was watching my daughter competing at her first horseshow, she fell off ... straight to A&E - fortunately 'only' sprained ankle, not the fracture the on-site first-aider had anticipated - phew!) ... I've digressed ... on Sunday I thought the atmosphere was great, decent crowd right round the circuit, a good showing from the car clubs ... I don't need a live band or a ferris wheel, to be honest I don't particularly need a 'headline' race either!

There seemed to be strong grids in the majority of the classes, certainly those at the lower end of the spectrum. Shame to see the damage, particularly in 70s Roadsports.

I ended up inheriting a Class Win in the TR, despite being outclassed by my good chum in his +4 Morgan, but gremlins (and track limits!) got him - sorry for that, I was just pleased to get a finish after a poor run of race-luck.

Will be very sorry if OPGC falls victim to Silverstone Classic's date change ... as a competitor I know where I'd prefer to be, and i'd like it to be unchanged/diminished.

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perhaps HSCC is happy to go down the festival route and forgive the smaller meetings. Makes me wonder why Alan Jones has suddenly decided to retire as he was "old school".
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Personally I love the village fete feel.. I know my place and have no delusions of grandeur I had a great weekend. set up the Griddle, made up my larder cupboard and set up the camp bed in the back of the trailer.. The gold cup is exactly what club racing is all about in my book... Big thanks to the HSCC for having me in HRS on the Saturday and Sunday :-)



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Moved to 29-31 Jul in 2022, basically being forced to swap weekends with Silverstone Classic.
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