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Silverstone - a photo trippie with lots of pics

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by mumof2, Jul 6, 2009.

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    We set off around 8.00am on Sunday for the drive to Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Traffic wasn't too bad, and we were amazed to see the very quiet M4!

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    oooh it's starting to get exciting now!

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    oh lookee - a Mustang!

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    yaaay! a roadsign for Silverstone!

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    hmmm, traffic's getting heavier.....
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    YIKES!!

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    S'okay - no need to panic. There'd been a 5 car shunt and that's what was blocking the road. Nobody was hurt and we didn't take too long to get past the hold up..........after we cleared that and found a parking space we arrived at around 10.45/11am ish! HURRAH!!

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    great pix M
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    (urgh! this could take some time as my laptop is realllllly slow!)


    After we went through the gates we somehow managed to find our way to the other side of the track where we sat and waited for the 'Euro Cup Formula Renault 2' - it was a flippin' long walk!



    just waiting around....

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    and they're off!

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    here it comes - can you see it?


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    errr, where'd it go.....:unsure:

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    wandered around a little and looked at the cars on display....



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    did you have a good time then?
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    cool looks like a great time M

    what formula were the single seater F1 lookalikes?
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    Liked the "yikes" picture. :laugh:
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    thanks Mick!



    yep! planning to go for both days next year if we can.




    it was good Mick, they were Formula Renault 2.0



    that's not the thought that crossed my mind when i saw it!
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    your welcome M

    cool. something worth looking at next year, havent been racing for a few years now
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    it's definitely worth thinking about. I'll tell more about it at the end. Was a long walk so you'd need some wheels i 'spect, especially if the weather is as hot as it was.


    the other pics may have to wait til tomorrow - this *thing* is driving me crazy tonight!
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    i'll push him, muwahahaha
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    no, no let me!

    or we could do it together but we'd have to be ever so careful..............we may *accidentally* push him onto the track by mistake!
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    DH and DS9 lined up for an hour to be taken for a spin (literally!) for about a minute or so - reverse at speed, spin the car round, etc etc. didn't get a photo but did do a video which i will attempt to put on YouTube at some point!

    After a little more wandering we made our way back across the track to find a different viewing spot. Some of the areas we wandered through were crowded, others almost empty!

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    The seats in the stands were full but I spotted an gap on the grassy bank so we made a dash for it and made ourselves comfy for the next few events.

    This, if I remember correctly, was the 'Euro Cup Megane Trophy Race' - somehow DS9 managed to fall asleep during the race. It was soooo noisy I don't know how he did!

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    sorry for the quality of the pics, the cars were all pretty fast ya know. I had lots of photos of the track where I'd missed the cars completely, even with the multi shoot option!
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    great pix M

    i'll go look for mine from the last brands meet i went to :)
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    After a clean up and track safety check it was time for the 'Renault Clio Cup Race' - there were 20 odd cars on the track and it was great fun to watch.... we all really enjoyed those cars!



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    The Clios!

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    more to follow......got to go out for a while now!
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    great day out M
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    While we waited for the highlight of the afternoon we listened to the trophys being presented and various National Anthems according to whichever nationalilty the winner of each category was.

    DH and DS9 went off in search of ice creams which they found not too far away! £3.00 each, good job they only bought 2!

    And finally the build up began....a demonstration of the Formula Renault 3.5 by none other than............
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    NIGEL MANSELL!! woohoo!! :wiggle:


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    followed shortly after by a demo of the Renault F1


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    after which we made our way back to the car where we sat for the next 2 hours before finally managing to get to the path which would take us out to the road!


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    when we finally got out of there we avoided the main route and travelled along some leafy roads

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    before getting caught in up in traffic at the top of this hill.

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    as we were held up i thought i may as well take the opportunity to get a few pics of the surroundings!


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    The hold up cleared soon enough and we finally got to the M40 to start the real journey back home, taking a total of 5 hours and 45 minutes since we'd left the circuit!

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