I preferred the overall experience at Rockingham. Not sure why, it felt like there were more clubs there and it was better spaced out. I agree that a change was due though!
Also, there was no seperate section (apart from 'the oval') for stunt displays etc.
This year it felt like after half an hour of wandering around, we'd seen everything.
We all should have been infield with 106OC so it felt like we were actually at a track, rather than the carpark we got stuck in.
I have started a thread asking for feedback on another site; these were my criticisms:
- 50 minutes waiting time to get in - two entrances leading into one caused significant delays.
- Club areas had way too many cars in them - we had random meganes, a mondeo, williams and some CS members who couldn't get onto their stands just dumped in with our lot! (197.net stand - NOT the fault of CS this happened!)
- VIP tent - several visits and there was no hot food available and not much other stuff about. I had a hot dog and that was it! Got the goody bag too - it really wasn't worth the upgrade to be honest.
- Saxperience and 106OC stands - they were totally cut off from the rest of the show - I never got to go over there as there was no obvious way of getting over there - it is the same as trying to get from North Korea into South Korea - impossible!
Having only been on the parade laps, not actually track I prefere ( I can imagine ) Donington.
However as a show I prefer Rockingham. It is the first year however so they've had to start from scratch all over where as Rockingham was down to a T.
What I didn't like about this year:
-Not enough trade stands, literally all cleaning products and stickers.
-Clubs stands were a jumble, very cramped and people here there and everywhere.
-s**te access to see the track, when ever I've been to Rockingham we'd go and sit on the stands and be able to see most the track.
-Rolling road set up was shocking, couldn't of been anymore cramped, not that I used it, but you always get lots of people wanting to watch and its was just stupid in between two club stands like that.
-106 & Saxo's were miles away, my poor mate found it a massive ball ache being on 106 owners.
-Didn't see any displays, maybe I was stupid or couldn't be bothered to look but where ever the arean was I couldn't see it!
-Taking almost an hour to get into the show, and not having entrance photo's taken from the entrance I came in from.
Tbh, the whole layout of the show at Rockingham is alot better.
Preferred Donnington overall. Also noticed that there were no signs for no BBQs there...so might have to set up a CS BBQ again if I can persuade Mandy...
Don i don't know what club it was but they were at the back off our club the one with the 205 dimma, anyway they had a massive BBQ on the go inside a big fold out gazebo!
So go for it next year lol