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Europe 2014 event UK
« on: March 12, 2013, 18:31:47 »
Rick asked a question earlier today....I may well be asking for help from UK members on organising the event in 2014.


Those who attended the event LAST year will remember Peter  suggested we should do a UK event around one of the big UK motoring events. There are a few to choose from - Silverstone Classic, Goodwood Revival, Cholmondley Pageant, CarFest and so on but ONE of these was specifically mentioned by our esteemed leader...

I came home and started to do some homework and today things became clearer. We have the opportunity to start the 2014 European Event at the start of the...







GOODWOOD REVIVAL

http://www.goodwood.co.uk/revival/welcome.aspx
It is usually in mid-September. 146,000 people attended last year over the three days. Testing is Friday and racing on Saturday/Sunday. Getting INTO and OUT of Goodwood is not easy.

We have the opportunity to stay ON SITE on the Thursday night (we would be parked securely and safely), have drinks and dinner and then spend the day at Revival - including Paddock access tickets - and leave late in the day to head to another location for the remainder of our weekend. We would park and stay at the pop-up hotel on site - it's not camping but is based on two people sharing a room.  Today I had confirmation that we can take the rooms JUST for the Thursday night - Snoozebox usually only do full weekend tickets - and a rough indication of the cost of that (£110 per room B&B). Other things, like dinner, lunch, drink, actual Goodood tickets and so on are all still tbc.

As we'd be starting earlier than usual, it would make sense to finish the formal event on Sunday morning so folk can get home for the Monday morning...

This will not be cheap - assume ~£250 JUST for the Goodwood portion of the Event. So it's NOT CHEAP - they are in a sellers market when it comes to pricing! Hopefully we can bring that cost down but if I price the rooms, entry, food etc from the info from this year, that's sort of where we'd be coming out just for the night/day.

However, I need people to express their interest in doing this, and logically therefore building the 2014 event, around/following the Goodwood Revival. I am not looking for a commitment and we know from past experience that we will lose people between now and payment time. If you're interested in building the 2014 event around Goodwood Revival accommodation, then please post here. I need to get numbers to the people doing the organising (and will likely pay a very early deposit on YOUR behalf for the rooms if we get a decent number of people interested). I have a hunch we could take 30 rooms but that is all up to you guys. Rooms for the Thursday night are shared so if that's likely to be an issue, speak now or PM me if you prefer.

If this is not for you, or you think it's a bad idea/too expensive then that would also be good to know and the UK members can put their heads together to come up with an alternate plan as the onus does appear to be on us!

I appreciate that this is sort of putting the cart before the horse but:
  • our past events have generally coincided with the Goodwood timing
  • southern England is generally easier for European members to get to than more beautiful/emptier parts of the UK such as the Lakes or Wales
  • to me there is a great advantage in staying on site: we get more of the day at the Revival, with fewer (hah!) people and don't run the risk of spending half the day sitting in traffic getting to the circuit or spread to the four corners of southern England!
  • it's a fantastic event but...
  • as it's expensive, it makes some sense to gauge interest before going too far with the organising

Therefore if there is interest, as well as trying to pull details together, a crack team of UK members will help me work out the rest of the weekend. Won't you? ;D


« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 00:08:13 by 280SL71 »
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 20:22:14 »
Oh my yes, Goodwood is on my bucket list. Really won't be able to assist from the States, but at this point, most definitely interested.
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 20:36:32 »
Me, myself, and I (and Karin, if pushed and enough previous attendees attend) would LOVE the event. So count us in!

Peter

(ps: we'll share a room)
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 23:35:31 »
Peter,
will you share the room, because you want you want to act as Scotsmen or because you want to act as Englishmen? ;D
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 00:14:26 by Flyair »
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 00:11:25 »
Ohyouguyyys!
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 06:42:48 »
needless to say ......we're in !
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 15:16:46 »
Hello,

I've got my Pagoda for the third year now but haven't been to any event so far. So, please count me in!

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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 23:12:52 »
Peter,
will you share the room, because you want you want to act as Scotsmen or because you want to act as Englishmen? ;D

No, because Karin is my wife, and I'll have to!

And, Flyair... you'll be there too?
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 23:16:46 »
Ohyouguyyys!

Dennis.... will you be there or are you just jealous?
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 05:44:28 »
Peter,
you are so conventional; ;D I was expecting some adventurous Pagoda Group socializing… and I got it all wrong…. My Bad. Regards to Ms Karin :)
As for a UK event, I will do my best but rather without car…
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 11:55:33 »
Finally, Goodwood! Is marked on my "still to do" list for years. Count us in.
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 19:29:10 »
James, this is very interesting. Please count me in.

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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 21:56:35 »
If I can get away from work, I'm in!

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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 13:01:04 »
I can feel a convoy from the Netherlands/Belgium coming up via the Chunnel...
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 14:41:23 »
feel it too .....hope we don't build up the pressure james :) .................. i fear you can't  back down anymore.  ;)
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013, 14:48:51 »
BTW Porsche ( 50 Year 911 )  is high-lighted at Goodwood this year .....i know 2 guys who are thrilled by that :)
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2013, 20:00:17 »
shtt hush Rick, don't tell them we both bought an aircooled flat six...it makes noise, it smokes, it pulls.
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Re: Europe 2014 event
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 21:45:37 »
I know , but Goodwood really sounds good  , as a matter of fact will try to be there with or without a 2014 event .   
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 10:49:58 »
Hello James,

Goodwood Revival: that’s classic motorists heaven. A great initiative!  Won’t miss it.

I’ ll be joining the convoy from the Netherlands/Belgium.

I have no clue about my co-driver. My wife has to teach on Thursday and Friday and Bert is working/living in Asia now. However, that seat won’t stay empty.

Greetings,
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Re: Europe 2014 event UK
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 07:58:54 »
Any more? NONE from the UK? Shame on you! Or are you just reluctant to put your heads over the parapet in case you get roped in to helping organise?

So far we appear to have...
Rick
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Peter van Es
Pablo02
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Brian
Hans (pm'd me)
SilverSL
Griffin

I thought we'd have more interest than this - although the weekday and cost is clearly a factor
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Re: Europe 2014 event UK
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 08:26:42 »
And the fact that people can't commit to an event over a year away.... so don't despair...

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 08:28:33 »
James,

Oh, the irony of it all...a UK event, and I'm based in Germany and probably can't make it.

I would love to help you and have never been to the Revival, but I fear that the best chance of me seeing a 113 in Summer 14 is by signing up for the Helmand District pagoda group of the Afghanistan MB Owners Club. Even then the cars may be pretty thin on the ground. (Oddly, I've never seen one over there, not even in Kabul. Maybe it's because they don't up-armour so well?)

I just wanted to let you know that I'm not afraid to stick my head above the parapet. At least not when it comes to the UK event. If we're talking Helmand, it may still be best to keep one's head below the parapet unless wearing a helmet.

(I can recommend routes in Cornwall...)
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 08:52:05 »
We are up for it James, just concentrating on getting this year sorted at the mo' :)
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Re: Europe 2014 event UK
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 09:28:34 »
James,

Oh, the irony of it all...a UK event, and I'm based in Germany and probably can't make it.

I would love to help you and have never been to the Revival, but I fear that the best chance of me seeing a 113 in Summer 14 is by signing up for the Helmand District pagoda group of the Afghanistan MB Owners Club. Even then the cars may be pretty thin on the ground. (Oddly, I've never seen one over there, not even in Kabul. Maybe it's because they don't up-armour so well?)

I just wanted to let you know that I'm not afraid to stick my head above the parapet. At least not when it comes to the UK event. If we're talking Helmand, it may still be best to keep one's head below the parapet unless wearing a helmet.

(I can recommend routes in Cornwall...)

Surely you could ask the taleban for the weekend off? ;D
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Re: Europe 2014 event UK
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2013, 21:43:33 »
James next year seems soooooo far away but as long as health and a healthy car can get us to Goodwood, we'll be there!, good effort so far keep up the good work!

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