Events!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by _Stu_, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. _Stu_

    _Stu_ Member

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    Hi folks,
    Me and the missus have got two weeks off starting on 5th September and I was thinking about taking her to some kind of racing event but to be honest I aint got a clue whats crackin off.

    So I'm thinking you guys could help me out ( yeah i know I'm a lazy git).

    I Live slap bang in the middle of England about 10 miles from Donington but I'm open to any suggestions.

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. James Cook

    James Cook Well-Known Member

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    5th & 6th September
    British Touring Car Championship
    Rockingham Speedway, Northants.

    12th & 13th September
    British GT Championship (final round, 2hr race)
    Donington Park.
     
  3. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    AMOC 80th Anniversary Celebration
    Brands Hatch (Indy/GP)
    Saturday 05 - Sunday 06 September 2015

    Supercar Challenge
    Brands Hatch (GP)
    Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 September 2015
    http://www.brandshatch.co.uk/calendar.aspx
    Supercar Challenge sounds very interesting.
     
  4. mr_belowski

    mr_belowski Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    I'm near Donington too (smelly Loughborough), dull part of the world ;). No idea what's coming up locally but if its at Donny at least you got the museum to occupy yourselves if its wet or boring.

    Brands is a huge trek, would be a loooong day.

    Might be some historic stuff coming up at Mallory but it'll be very low-key and nerdy.

    Good luck entertaining your missus with motorsport - mine just doesn't get it.
     
  5. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Yeah I know, although it is "only" 150 miles. ;) I just love how distances change their relative meaning depending on where one lives. For Russians or Americans that's like a short commute, for me that would be an ok little trip.

    But if they're planning on a stay maybe, I think those events would offer more for the casual viewer, open paddock, classic cars, multiclass racing....
     
  6. mr_belowski

    mr_belowski Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    True, and it's not the typical empty wind swept air field that most UK tracks are. Still, its a miserable 3 or 4 hour trek on a good day. It's the journey back that'll be the problem, 4 hours of "I can't believe you dragged me along to this tedious event" ;)
     
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  7. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Eh, forgot about that tedious speed limit and the crammed motorways you guys have over there. Without a jam I can do such a distance in 2 hrs here, less on a really good day, which is okay, even if being nagged at. ^^

    I noticed that the nagging is in an inversely proportional linear function with the speed you're moving at. More throttle = less moaning. :D
     
  8. _Stu_

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    Wow I didn't expect so many replies so quick!
    Seems like there's a lot going on so some decisions will need to be made
    Luckily the other (better) half likes pretty much anything that gets me out of the house so I dont think there will be too much nagging :)

    Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated and please keep em coming!
     
  9. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    There'll be a Hillclimb event at Prescott also on the 5th, but those aren't everyones cup a tea.