Goodwood Festival of Speed

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  1. trainer

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    Hi all,

    I haven't been to the festival before and want to book for this year. I am travelling down the night before, staying within a reasonable drive and planning to have the whole of a day there.

    What I would like to know from those who are regulars is are any of the midweek days as good as the weekends? I was thinking of travelling down Thursday and having the Friday at the festival.

    I would appreciate the thoughts.
     
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    I usually go to it on the Friday and have always enjoyed it (and so would recomend it). Not much different to the saturday unless you are after watching particular types of car that may only run on the weekend.

    Hope this helps
     
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    First find the location to stay in, then plan the day. In my experience every B&B & Hotel within about twenty miles is booked a year in advance

    Nick Froome
     
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    Thanks to you both. We were planning to look at somewhere within 40-50 miles so that we could find a room and not pay over the odds.

    I like the idea of the Friday as it still gives me a whole weekend. With the extra Bank holiday this year I don't mind taking the Friday as holiday.

    Going on the Friday will also save money towards the fuel costs of driving the C32 down there. I could of course go in Mrs Trainers Ford Ka?
     
  5. Bobby Dazzler

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    So who's going to the Festival of Speed, and on which day?

    We've missed the last two - whilst it's great for children, experience tells me it's not good for babies, especially if it's hot or wet - but Baby D is 2.5y now so it's about time we go back down

    I've just bought tickets for Saturday 2 July, and booked accomodation for the Friday and Saturday nights.

    Travelodge and PremierInn prices in the area are through the roof except for a few exceptions.

    As bolide suggests, secure your accomodation first!!

    Maybe see some of you there...
     
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    I've been to the Revival for the past few years and always had a great time.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Friday is the best day to go. Less crowds.

    I have been to nearly every FOS. The revival is best though
     
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    I prefer Friday too, but now Jnr D is at school it's no longer an option.

    Does that mean you're working on Goodwood Saturday? :devil:

    ...I could leave the C32 with you for a few bits!! :thumb:
     
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    I had a great day out, even managed to get (Sir) Stirling Moss’s autograph one year! Hope you have a great time, whenever you decide to go! :)
     
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    Remember to post pictures guys :)

    How much are tickets?

    I would love to go but as mentioned for a baby (5 month old) probably not best to be sat round watching cars :( maybe when he's a bit bigger :)

    Bobby you could take the van? probably get a CC site or even CL very close ?
     
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    I think the tickets for Saturday were £53 each for adults, and children (under 12) are free (all days).

    We've always taken the caravan in the past, but chose not to this year, because.

    >> With Jnr D at school, it's a race to get the caravan out and down there at a sensible time. If we had to overnight in a late arrivals area, then setting up next day would mean a late dash to Goodwood.

    >> It also makes it difficult to do anything on Sunday too.

    >> We can then use my C-Class, and coincide with Olly doing a few bits without making a special trip.
     
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    Last year I stayed at the Travelodge in Worthing which is a 10 min drive away. Plenty of rooms.
     

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