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Somedays, you do have to wonder........


Bugsy

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where this crazyness will end.

Motorsport related

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"How can it be that people who have only just moved into the area have

the right to close down an historic facility which is so vital to the

local economy as well as the tens of thousands of motorsport

enthusiasts who rely on Croft for their recreation? Let's hope common

sense prevails otherwise the UK could become like Switzerland where

motorsport is banned."

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Same everywhere, Gary.

The Johnny-Come-Latelys did the same with Brands, Thruxton, Silverstone, Lyddon Hill, Snetterton and let's face it, Heathrow Airport.

Yet football clubs are freely allowed to jam city and town centres with drunken hooligans quite freely: week after week.

And "Clubs" are freely allowed to disgorge thousands of drunk and/or drugged up oiks to ruin towns up and down the country every weekend with gay abandon.

One day, the UK might manage to order its priorities somewhat.

 

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[quote user="Bugbear"] Let's hope common sense prevails otherwise the UK could become like Switzerland where motorsport is banned."



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I must admit I never knew that................ So,  why do the F1 drivers live there?........Or is that a taxing question.

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BHL have had to slowly buy up all of the houses in the close at West Kingsdown that adjoins the grand prix circuit to overcome persistant and sustained lobbying.

They had to pay well over the market rate which was already much higher than other houses in the area as the owners  rent them for unbeleivable sums to the big name race teams on race weekends, not as much dosh now as in the GP days but enough to seriously put up te value,  once the revenues stream of the owners (who for the most part were investors) started to decline the noise lobbying started.

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[quote user="Gluestick"]

Yet football clubs are freely allowed to jam city and town centres with drunken hooligans quite freely: week after week.

And "Clubs" are freely allowed to disgorge thousands of drunk and/or drugged up oiks to ruin towns up and down the country every weekend with gay abandon.

One day, the UK might manage to order its priorities somewhat.

 

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With you on that one and the police they charge big money to motorcycle events and somehow the charges are much smaller to what is supposed to be the nations pastime. Yet more people visit museums than football matches and nearly violence free.

Major prob in UK is queenie owns everything and closing roads is a major and expensive thing to do in enlightened democracies such as France and Italy roads are regularly closed for motoring and sports events.

 

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[quote user="just john "]Its not just an english problem http://www.projetbagatelle.com/english/enquiry.htm [/quote]

I was going to mention the nimbies that have caused problems to that project.

I think it would have been a fantastic asset to the area and bring in much needed jobs and money.

It would be interesting to set up some TT style time trialling in the same area to show the locals what fun it is.

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On Monday Croft LOST the appeal. They have to payout 150k in damages to the Wilson family, and 700k in legal expenses.

 

But do a little digging, and you find that this action almost certainly has very little to do with noise, and a lot to do with this miserable cow screwing her ex-husband for more money....

 

Derek and Julia Watson and their daughter, Jill Wilson, all live within about 300 metres of the circuit, in Dalton-on-Tees,"

Croft Promo-Sport Ltd has a leasehold interest in the circuit, which is managed by Croft Classic and Historic Motor Sports Ltd (CCHM). CCHM was set up in 1994 by Mr Jimmy Wilson - who was married to Jill Wilson between 1987 and 1994

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