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Dave Wayne

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In Topic: Northampton - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019 - European Championship

16 July 2019 - 10:39 PM

It doesn't matter to me now (my haters will be pleased) it's just too much for me as an unemployed person. All things considered with fuel to travel a minimum of £85 + refreshments.

Good luck to Team Gilbank, Mark and Liam.

 

Do what I do Steve and just go for the Championship day on the Sunday - £25 quid saved on camping and £15 on admission fees !!


In Topic: Northampton - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019 - European Championship

16 July 2019 - 10:37 PM

 

Nothing to do with needing an earlier finish. I believe the earlier start time was so they could have a party in the stadium straight after the racing(and earn a few extra ££ of course). What I do remember though walking into the stadium on the Sunday last year was the amount of broken glass on the floor obviously as a result of said party!!

After Race Meeting parties at Northampton have not always been the most cordial of events. Two F2 drivers (no, I am not going to name them) ended up with sanctions against them a few years ago after an altercation in the bar.

 

If it's the incident I am thinking of then it was actually an F1 driver and an F2 driver (although the F1 driver was ex-F2 and the feud did stem back a few years). Wouldn't want 1 formula to take all the bad press.  ;)


In Topic: 2020 World Final

12 July 2019 - 01:46 PM

 

You need a large dutch contingent.
That to me rules out Cowdie, although I'd go there.

Maybe if they drive over via the Channel Tunnel, then it would be a mammoth journey.

But if they come on the ferry, Harwich-Skegness looks a similar trek to Newcastle-Cowdenbeath.

No idea about the cost, though. :dunno:
 
 
I don't think the cost is a major issue, it's a one off.
But the Dutch want to party, not then drive 6 hours to Northampton. 
2 miles to Lochgelly would be fine then ?

In Topic: Skegness - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019

12 July 2019 - 01:40 PM

CARL H,,exactly,  you are in a position to stop the rubbish 

Let me get this right.
You are implying that because I referred to F1 as the support formula this weekend (which is factually correct), and complained about there being too many deckchairs at the meeting last year, I am having a negative impact on the sport and should be banned from the forum ?

In Topic: Skegness - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019

12 July 2019 - 01:09 AM

For every meeting apart from world finals there is ample room to bring a chair in.

Sorry linky but the July speedweekend at Skegness last year proved that to be wrong. As I said above, I arrived at 3pm on the Saturday, 2 hours before racing started, and there was nowhere to stand on the home straight or either bend due to the number of chairs already in place. Row upon row of chairs on the home straight, and even the old trackside parking area was full of chairs, about 4 rows of them. Never seen it that bad anywhere before, maybe it was the hot weather that dragged everybody out. Surprised there were not more arguments on the day due to people having to stand in between the rows of chairs, although in some places the rows were that close together it wasn't even possible to do that. Wish I had taken photos now !!
dave, i see your first meeting was 1969 aged 2 weeks,it seems to me you have not grown up, accept how it is ,if you do not like what you see stop at home,and let the rest of spectators enjoy the racing.
Thanks for the constructive input. 👍