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Cholmondley Pageant of Power

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Colin E wrote a review Aug 2017
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This show used to be terrific, and attended POP for quite a few years from 2010 - 2014, ater that it wasnt worth the time and expence of bringing show cars, we always used to get free car club tickets, and of course most car clubs would turn up with a full pitch of cars, now because they charge clubs per ticket, and so car display numbers have dropped dramatically year on year, this imho has meant many people will no longer go (myself included), and it appears to have had a knock on effect with the trade stand freternity as that is a shadow of its former self, As most others have mentioned the management need to start pulling thier fingers out to make it more car club/competitor friendly, or sadly it will go the way of the Dodo!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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DJAraceandrally wrote a review Oct 2016
Cheshire, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
I attend this event because my car (not me!!) gets a invite. I also commit time, effort and money to make sure the car runs well and provides a spectacle. I do get some entry tickets, but the rest I have to buy just as the general public, I have no issue with that. But if I ask friends to go, I find myself apologising for the outlay they have to find to do so. As a competitor, the event is limited. Sure, its a challenging sprint (the amount of cars that get damaged yearly shows is not as simple as it looks...the 675LT this year, ouch) there are some tricky off cambers and greasy area's, but the class structure pretty much means that unless your in the latest and greatest, your not going home with a pot (or watch in this case!!). That said, I and most others don't hang back but when the rain is pouring, you do ask yourself why. It would cost me thousands to repair the car if needed. The pits are open, and I think that is a great thing as you get to talk to people and it makes it fun for all. As a kid, I wish that I had the access to the cars and bike, this event has. The marshals always do a great job, often thankless and lest we forget, they volunteer for this. The range of vehicles is great, racing, rally, classic, modern, strange/star cars, awesome bikes, jetski's, boats. Something for everyone. I just wished they would engage in the clubs more, they hold the key to the public turning up to see the many and varied enthusiastic clubs, instead, they seem to push them out of the way. Even the clubs have to pay to attend (sure, maybe a small fee could be acceptable, but as I understand it, small the fee is not). These are the key to success. You only have to look at the Tatton Park Classic show a few weeks earlier to understand the sheer number of people this can attract. The food stalls are expensive (as per most events) but they do have to cover the pitch fee's somehow. But it comes across as a vicious circle, they charge more, the have less punters, they have to charge more again the following year to cover to potential loss. If the pitch fee's were less, everyone would be happier and you'd even have more stall's. That in turn would increase the interest the following year and so it goes. Small but often profit, it's not a complicated model. Camping, not the cheapest, but not the most expensive. Look at some of the other festivals and compare prices. The event was a great success in its early days, it seems to have got greedy and has been struck with its fair share of bad weather in the past. that never helps. Numbers drop due to cost to get in, trade stands don't return because costs cannot be covered, clubs feel alienated. Its a slippy slope. But with a little more upfront interaction with the Drivers, trade stands, car/bike clubs and the general public, general cost reductions and it really could be a good event. It wont be a success overnight, it may take a couple of years to recover,but it could be brilliant. Ultimately, a event like this is no simple thing to organise and I still recommend it to anyone who can afford to come. The organisers work very hard, but just seem to be off target a small amount. Its not Goodwood, It's Cpop, be proud of that. If any CPOP people are reading this, please take this on-board, invite a cross section to a constructive meeting, offer a cup of tea and listen. We all want this event to be a success. You have the venue, the commitment and drive from a great team of staff.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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edwyna G wrote a review Jun 2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom14 contributions17 helpful votes
My husband and myself attended yet again this year!! Most disappointed to say the least but credit where credit due the cars were the highlight and it ended their! Only one motorbike stand(triumph) No auto stalls but dominated to much by food ones! The entrance was far to expensive I know the weather did no favours to the weekend but thank goodness we only went for one day, as we usually camp for the weekend and have in the past watched the evening fireworks display . In short we think CPOP need to get their act together and do something different and bring it in line with what you would expect with a Pageant Of Power Event!! Never mind off to Goodwood for the weekend and know we will be "wowed" by true Passion For Power!!!!!!
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Date of experience: June 2016
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kkcouple wrote a review Jun 2016
merseyside15 contributions8 helpful votes
We go to CPOP 3 yrs running this year was a let down small marquee and comedians why. The families love the music show - the opportunity to take a picnic and drinks .It is our concert in the park -not family orientated at night with Comedians byut i guess more people ate there so it was a financial decision. Nothing really new a lot repeated. Hook up arrived late in day. Pitches smaller than ever yet there was quite obviousley a lot unsold this year. There was more security so the diesel did not get robbed this year and the tents didn't seem to get broken into as before . we wont go again for a long while the lack of concert spoils it
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Gavin Y wrote a review Jun 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi Cars were great but so many things advertised just weren't there at all, wake boarding was cancelled one of the airplane displays cancelled food festival with demonstrations and aga stand nowhere to be seen, funfair with wheel pictured on website not there. Camping review as other reviews hookups came late showers and toilets locked on the Thursday, we were intending to stay till Monday but couldn't cope with the close proximity of other caravans and tents around us, we're were crammed in if there was a fire we would all have gone up in smoke. I did highlight my concerns of pitch size with lovely site manager immediately and was told it was a field not a campsite! Great! stuff fire and safety!, at any rate it looked as though officials came over cos we saw them measure the distance between caravans. We wouldn't go again on this basis fortunately the people either side of us were quiet and friendly. Think cholmonderley were just after the cash
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Date of experience: June 2016
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