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Old 04-04-08, 14:07
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Steve - er.. what about Kames (Muirkirk) in North Britain
In my earlier post I was actually quoting the Shenstone & District propaganda that appeared in Motorsport News recently. It is they that are unaware of anything that goes on outside of the confines of the Boghole.

By the way there is also Llandow! You might also include MIRA. Both would qualify on the same basis as Curborough!

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Old 04-04-08, 14:09
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Abingdon is a good venue and is quite vast,

Any trouble with the neighbours at Abingdon? Remember that Curborough is used by small groups of competitors for testing during the week and it would be good if any potential replacement venue could do the same.




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Interesting bit on the radio earlier regarding the Eco village news. Apart from the old dear saying 'I don't know what one is, some new fangled invention' there was a chap with some interesting comment about the criteria for their situation. One particular point he made was that they should not be near a main highway and that somewhere like Fradley would be too near to the A38. Maybe Curborough may not make the shortlist!
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Any trouble with the neighbours at Abingdon? Remember that Curborough is used by small groups of competitors for testing during the week and it would be good if any potential replacement venue could do the same.



i doubt it as its still a funtional low key RAF base, they do hold a clubbie June sprint there (which i think is called carnival) which also doubles up as a rally stage the day before, as well as that they hold a few track days, it does have huge run off areas for when it all goes wrong
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One venue that is being considered as a potential sprint venue by a couple of clubs is Shakespeare County Raceway @ Long Marston.

Plenty of room there and good facilities. Unfortunately it's also on the so-called eco town list.

If anyone is interested in their club or championship using Shakespeare County have a look here and contact Gerry or Glenn. It has a track licence for 12 weekends a year if I remember correctly.

You could even watch the drag racing while waiting for your run....

http://www.apira.org.uk/

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One venue that is being considered as a potential sprint venue by a couple of clubs is Shakespeare County Raceway @ Long Marston.

Plenty of room there and good facilities. Unfortunately it's also on the so-called eco town list.
And aren't the locals getting themselves organised to fight the proposal!

Incidentally Wikipedia say this about Abingdon.
The station was closed in December 1992. It was taken over by the British Army and renamed Dalton Barracks. RAF Benson continues to use Abingdon as a diversion airfield and for helicopter training. 612 Volunteer Glider School continues to fly Grob motorgliders at Abingdon. It lets members of the Air Cadets take part in flying, such as basic Gliding Induction Course (which normally lasts 3 flights), then for cadets over 16 to progress onto a Gliding Scholarship, which over a number of weeks lets cadets learn to fly the aircraft. This culminates in them undertaking in a solo circuit at the controls of the aircraft. Cadets can then take a longer course which includes navigational skills and advanced flight techniques. This leads to a higher class of Scholarship wings.

So it is closed as an RAF base, but still quite active. I looked at it on Google Earth and could see where the annual grass track racing was held on the western perimeter. There is no date for any meeting there this year. A grass track meeting would be noisier than a sprint, believe me.



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One venue that is being considered as a potential sprint venue by a couple of clubs is Shakespeare County Raceway @ Long Marston.

Plenty of room there and good facilities. Unfortunately it's also on the so-called eco town list.

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I was there a couple of weekends ago with my younger daughter for an Under 17 Car Club meeting. I've also visited a few times when competing on historic road rallies as it has been used for a number of special tests.

Although it's a pretty good venue, and has the opportunity for a decent mileage around its old runways and access roads, I suspect that there would be a few grumbles about the state of the road surfaces from sprinters more used to the good quality tarmac found at regular venues. However, where there's a will....

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No runways at the 'Boghole'.
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According to information received today Curborough will be no more within 2 years...
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