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Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport



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roscobbc

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Thu 16 Aug 18 12:33

Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


Just when you thought it was gonna be OK...... with the continual demise of drag racing locations in the UK there was just recently a 'ray of hope' - 'back to the roots' No Prep 1/8th mile drag racing at Rockingham Speedway - looking forward to this.....and now we see this....
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curious bystander

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Thu 16 Aug 18 15:24

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


That's bad news all round - but answers one question we had Scratchchin


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roscobbc

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Thu 16 Aug 18 20:52

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


As you say Bill - not, seemingly an option for next Nats now Crying or Very sad


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curious bystander

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Thu 16 Aug 18 21:44

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


Bet by then there will be 500 half built houses on the site?


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philv8

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Fri 17 Aug 18 06:48

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


It's apparently (according to the Telegraph) been bought by an investment company and is going to be used as a car storage facility, for vehicle defleet / storage / auction. They have obtained a change of use for that purpose.

The previous owners are in administration and owe millions. Seems they never made any money out of the venture.

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CaptainK

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Fri 17 Aug 18 13:11


That's a real shame. i only went there for one car event, but still, it was fun. Shame I never drove on the track (and won't be able to for this final event)

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chevrolet

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Sat 18 Aug 18 21:00

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


Autocar article:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/opinion-the-rise-and-fall...


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vetteheadracer

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Tue 28 Aug 18 16:26

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


I remember attending the opening event in 2001!

Nigel Mansell drove an indy car around to set the fastest lap.

Red Arrows the whole nine yards.

Wouldn't want to buy a house there if they do rip it up and start again, it was the old Corby steel works before it was Rockingham so god alone knows what toxic crap is buried in the ground.[/img]


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roppa440

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Wed 29 Aug 18 08:40

Re: Another 'nail in the coffin' for UK based motorsport


vetteheadracer wrote (View Post):I remember attending the opening event in 2001!

Nigel Mansell drove an indy car around to set the fastest lap.

Red Arrows the whole nine yards.

Wouldn't want to buy a house there if they do rip it up and start again, it was the old Corby steel works before it was Rockingham so god alone knows what toxic crap is buried in the ground.[/img]


I remember the steel works! Never realised it was the same site.

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