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    • Totality
    • By Totality 8th Dec 09, 10:20 AM
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    Totality
    • #2
    • 8th Dec 09, 10:20 AM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 10:20 AM
    Don't forget that the race is on the same date as the World Cup final!
  • bigblackdog
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    • 8th Dec 09, 10:43 AM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 10:43 AM
    Don't forget that the race is on the same date as the World Cup final!
    Originally posted by Totality
    doubt you could fly to africa and get tickets to the final for £117 lol

    if i hadnt cut up my credit cards i'd be booking this , will be a sell out for definate
    my favourite food is spare ribs
  • New to this!
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    • 8th Dec 09, 10:59 AM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 10:59 AM
    Without sounding like a complete girlie - can you tell me if the club silverstone is worth the money. Am hoping to get a ticket for hubby and son (next years birthday pressies) and not sure which ticket to go for.......??
  • princessfayebaley
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    • 8th Dec 09, 1:07 PM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 1:07 PM
    Without sounding like a complete girlie - can you tell me if the club silverstone is worth the money. Am hoping to get a ticket for hubby and son (next years birthday pressies) and not sure which ticket to go for.......??
    Originally posted by New to this!
    I have been to the British Grand Prix and in my opinion club silverstone isnt worth it, you dont get to see as much of the action- the plus point is you get wined and dined and if its a bad day weather wise you dont end up knee high!
    We had a 3 day ticket and the Sunday part was for Luffield. My boyf wanted this stand because you do get to see the cars more on race day because they are slower corners. But, we have both agreed if we do go again we would buy tickets for the pit straight. You get to see all the pre race build up and the pit stops plus the cermony at the end. We sat in the pit straight for qualifying on the Saturday and the atmosphere is fantastic and with good eye sight we could see the drivers. I hope this helps a little.
    A must though is to purchase the portable tv called kangaroo tv ( you can get it whilst your there and it cost us about £50 for 3 days). Its fantastic because you can get all the onboard action etc.
    Hope this helps from one girly to another!
  • sc0ttyb0y
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    • 8th Dec 09, 2:03 PM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 2:03 PM
    Anyone recomend anywhere to stay apart from from the usual travelodges etc ?
    Gotta love a good bargain !
    • johnswife
    • By johnswife 8th Dec 09, 2:13 PM
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    johnswife
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    • 8th Dec 09, 2:13 PM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 2:13 PM
    I booked club silverstone for my OH 50th birthday and we had a great time. i wasn't sure if i would like it but i did. i booked it quite early and it was very difficult to get accommodation at not extortionate prices.
    Actually ended up in the marriot at northampton with a free evening meal on first night. Travelling was fine and you had the seperate car park for Club tickets.
  • olliesmummy06
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    • 8th Dec 09, 2:45 PM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 2:45 PM
    Anyone recomend anywhere to stay apart from from the usual travelodges etc ?
    Originally posted by sc0ttyb0y
    I found a great hotel on late rooms called heart of england (yes even for july 2010) for £90 b+B for 2 ad 2 ch-just put in Towcester intot the search bar on there and 3 come up avail (hol inn is £200 per night!!)
  • SideBurns
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    • 8th Dec 09, 9:42 PM
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    • 8th Dec 09, 9:42 PM
    After having last been in 2001, I'm very tempted by this. Does anyone have any experience of camping at, or near, the circuit? Is the 'official' Silverstone camp site on the website the OP posted a better bet than the ones outside the perimeter?
  • Carling4uk
    Camping
    Hi, I wnt to the Renult World Series in July 09 and camped at Silverstone Camping which is direct opposite the circuit so I guess this is the one on offer with the deal. Basically a field with toilets but atmosphere is excellent !!!!!! and only 2 mins walk from circuit. What more wuld you need....ha ha
    • biglugs
    • By biglugs 8th Dec 09, 11:18 PM
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    biglugs
    Blinking Flip!! 2 years ago the 3 day ticket was £99. Now it's £130, with an "Early Bird" discount making it just £18 more than before.
    Looks like they're using Jenson and Lewis to screw more money out of us to pay for Bernie's latest girlfriend.

    Best place to stay would be Oxford/Bicester area if you're coming up from the South. On race day you can get there early (say 6am) and go through Maids Moreton (near Buckingham) and park in the Whittlebury Hall hotel car park.
    http://www.whittleburyhall.co.uk/
    You get in there with no traffic problems at all. This usually costs something like £20 or £30 (suggest you book in advance) but you have a short walk across fields to the entrance by the 1st bend. When the race is over you can be back in your car and away within 10 minutes, and get back on the M40 at Bicester or the M1 at Milton Keynes within about 30 minutes.
    You don't get medals for sitting in the trenches.
  • Destroyer
    Isnt this the same weekend as The World Cup Final ??
    I usually like to drink my whisky neat
    • photome
    • By photome 9th Dec 09, 7:17 AM
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    photome
    Isnt this the same weekend as The World Cup Final ??
    Originally posted by Destroyer
    Yes as already mentioned.

    I last went when mansell was racing, Tempted to to take my son BUT it is so expensive, I would want a grandstand seat (getting old) so prob looking at about £700 to £800 for the weekend staying in a tent.

    I dont think I can justify it

    And then of course there is the possibility of missing England win the world cup...mmmmmm
  • blue_monkey
    Sooooo...... question from another girlie.

    Where is the best place to sit? It says the track has not been confirmed but it is hubbys 40th so thought I might get this for him but make sure he has somewhere decent to sit. Any suggestions please from someone who knows.
    Last edited by blue_monkey; 09-12-2009 at 7:49 AM.
  • blue_monkey
    Ouch it is £25 to park your car at the circuit too!!

    I've got as far as the booking step 3 and the discount is still not coming off, is it applied later in the process?
  • sc0ttyb0y
    ^the rates showing are already discounted (shows you both prices)

    Thanks olliesmummy for that ,as i'm driving from Scotland ,decided to book into the Travelodge at Stratford Upon Avon (40 miles from circuit) for £32 a night .
    Gotta love a good bargain !
  • blue_monkey
    I can see the discounted and usual prices but when I go through, payment stage 3 shows the prices but the usual price shows of £220 each, not £187 each.
  • thetravelfairy
    PARKING

    I would recommend not parking on the main circuit car park, we went year before last and it took us over 2hrs to get off the car park! Bleeding nightmare put me off ever going again, that and the rain! We wished we'd have just parked on 1 of the farmers fields on way and walked to track.

    I'd spend extra and go to abroad to watch one of the other races! ha ha
    • mvteng
    • By mvteng 9th Dec 09, 4:35 PM
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    mvteng
    Blue Monkey

    A lot of its down to luck. 1 year you might sit in 1 section & see all the action, the next you might see nothing.

    If money was no option I would probably plump for Woodcote or Luffield. We went for Pit Straight 1 year (but that particular year nothing much happened)

    However, our best ever year was the uncovered seats at Farm Straight, this was a wet race, & just about everyone went off or overtook at priory corner.

    I can't comment on the other stands, but whatever you do, have a good day.
  • bordercars
    would rather go to South africa and watch England in the final





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