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Scott Brownlee
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I went to/have been to Goodwood Revial or Festival..
this year1135.48%
not this year, but at least once before825.81%
never, but hope to go1032.26%
never have and probably never will26.45%
 

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Does Goodwood Festival Of Speed count? Less dressing up, but great racing cars from across the ages, and open access to the paddocks and celebrities...
 

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Hmmm, not a big response so far so I guess that speaks volumes - or maybe folk just surf here in their work time!!

Personally, I'm a Festival man; I think you get a better spread of machinery. I loved the Raid Trucks this year. Very different.
 

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It's not been on long either!! LOL

I've never been but would like to go although I'm not so interested in the older stuff.

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Ah, ha! Now there's a man who reads the 'time of posting' bit...unlike some I could mention. Ahem.

Well done, that man.

I guess Scott only got home a wee while ago.
 

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In my humble opinion the Festival and the Revival are two very different events and shouldn't be combined in the poll as it will confuse the results.

The Revival is all about serious classic circuit racing in a great period setting, the Festival is an open air automobile trade show with demonstration runs, I think a good majority of the public will only go to one or the other of these events.

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automobile trade show?

I missed that at the festival I went to, was too distracted by the original GT40s, D-type jags, JPS lotus-72, cobras etc etc etc. But to avoid confusion, please count one of the 'i went another year' as a 'didnt go to the revival'
 

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QUOTE (David Lawson @ 5 Sep 2004, 23:35)In my humble opinion the Festival and the Revival are two very different events and shouldn't be combined in the poll as it will confuse the results.

The Revival is all about serious classic circuit racing in a great period setting, the Festival is an open air automobile trade show with demonstration runs, I think a good majority of the public will only go to one or the other of these events.
Damn straight, David! Couldn't agree more!

I don't go to the Festival unless I get free tickets, but I would still pay double the price to go to the Revival! I hope Lord March isn't reading this. I haven't missed a day of the Revival since it started.

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Scott Brownlee
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I know Festival and Revival are very differentevents (although I suspect the people who attend the latter are a sub-set of the former). My quetsion is designed to find out how many SlotForum-ists go to Goodwood events.

Goodwood has a place at the heart of Scalextric (i.e it was close to the old factory, provided the basis for the old buildings and accessories and has been the USP on both of Hornby's recent limited editions.

I'm interested to know how many slot car fans go along becasue I think it will be an intersting result, not least for Hornby (a sponsor of both events), Scale Models (the only slot car retailer at the events) and might provide the background info to launch a Goodwood slot car related event in conjunction with the event. I mean, if there are 20-30 SlotForum people there, why not a slot car race/meeting on the Saturday evening.

All we need is a big tent, some track and generator...
 

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A car battery will do the job Scott...unless the generator is for powering the fridge for the cold ones! Seriously, perhaps this is the kind of event where a fair few of us could meet up in our own marquee. We have a club marquee that could be used so that is not a problem. Couldn`t think of a better event to attend to be honest?
 

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The only time I have been to Goodwood was with a family friend, who knew somebody With a Reliant Scimitar. The Reliant club and Aston Martin Club join forces and use venues up and down the country. It was a great day out, but not something people would normally associate with the place. Goodwood is not too far away from where I live, so I really should make more of an effort.
 

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I'm with David- although I was really sorry to miss the Chaparrals at the Festival, I go to the Revival to see those great cars racing- real racing with no holds barred but the pure excitement of four wheel drifting through Madgewick- all that stuff. The Festival has the feeling of some sort of corporate Event, but the Revival really is like your first Scalextric set brought to life.
 

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Great idea chaps........I would love to attend, and to combine this with slots is a great idea.

At least Mac P might be able to find somewhere to sleep..............

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Alan
 

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In defence of the Festival I think branding it an automotive trade show a tad harsh.

The two events are both celebrations of the internal combustion engine and whilst one straddles the years from invention to date, the other focuses roughly on a period in time. And as Scott says, one group of regular attendees are a sub-set of the other.

Personally I wouldn't fork out for the Revival but will keep going back to the Festival whenever I can - my ears are still ringing from straying to close to the BMW M1 in the paddock as they blatted the throttle and warmed her up. Bliss
 

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I've been to both every year except for this year when I missed the Festival. I'd started going to the Festival just on fridays for the last couple of years but this year I just couldn't be bothered because of the crowds. It would make sense to hold the Festival on the circuit to make more room.



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The Festival is all ticket now. I went on the Saturday and whilst there were a lot of folks there, I wouldn't say there were too many. I reckon they've got the allocation about right.

Not sure if the Revival is ticket only.
 

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QUOTE Not sure if the Revival is ticket only.

Yes it is. They claim to have reduced numbers but It felt like there was more than last year.

Maybe I don't like people enough




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QUOTE (vfr750 @ 7 Sep 2004, 08:40)but It felt like there was more than last year.
Same here, John.

I expect the weather helped (or hindered, depending on your POV) as there has to be times when fair-weather Jonnies have the option of buying tickets on the gate that they make the call when they see the weather reports. However, if you've already forked out that kind of money you are more likely to be prepared to put up with the elements.

Mr.M
 
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