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Anyone going to the Club Lotus track day at Goodwood ?

PostPost by: Andy8421 » Sun Apr 28, 2024 10:15 am

Goodwood has grumpy neighbours. My own view is that if you buy a house next to a racing circuit / airfield you should have expected some noise, and probably bought your house at a discount as a result. The same would be true if you lived near a major airport - its noisy, but you bought a cheap house.

Following complaints from neighbours, Goodwood is under strict noise restrictions from Chichester local authority who monitor both the track activity and airfield for noise with permanently mounted microphones.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Apr 28, 2024 12:37 pm

Well that was fun.
Great to meet lots of old friends, lots of new ones.
Damian, your car is lovely.
And if that is not enough sucking up, please tell me what I need to do to get you to send me a full resolution copy of the 'Noise' picture?
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PostPost by: DamianB » Sun Apr 28, 2024 5:04 pm

Graeme,
Thanks for the kind words. That'll do. Photo on its way to by DM.
ps. Your GTS is pretty special too.
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PostPost by: Richard J » Fri May 10, 2024 4:58 pm

Damien,

Great pictures! I was in the ropier of the two red Plus 2s (the one with the clip on door mirrors rather than door mounted).

It was my son's first time driving on track so if you have any more pictures I'd love to see them, so please post a link when you've completed the big edit!

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PostPost by: DamianB » Fri May 10, 2024 6:33 pm

Posting here a link to a gallery with some photos from the terrific day
https://adobe.ly/44oR39r

They should be downloadable as JPGs in case you want to save/print. I have them as higher resolution if you want one.
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PostPost by: Richard J » Sat May 11, 2024 4:07 pm

Damian

Those are brilliant thanks very much - and you got plenty with my son Alfie driving as well so even better!

Do you mind I send the link on to the event organiser, so he can send it to the other participants as well? Think they'll all want to see your pictures!

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed May 15, 2024 3:05 pm

Excellent to see such a nice selection of vintage Lotus cars being used on track. Thanks for posting.

I had thought the on-track attitude of my Plus 2 was completely out of the norm with her body lean. Feeling a lot better now! :D

Well done guys. Question from the Colonies. Is this an annual event with just Lotus cars?
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