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This is something that has to be done on all major rallyies its the best ive seen yet!

The fact that they were only two - three ways to get into the stage was a brill idea! It was faultless we traveled to one night stage on friday and two on sat a****

It also help marshalls alot due to them only havin to look after 3-4 major corners in the rally instead scattered all over the stages, 5 marshalls at 3-4 conners a stage instead 2-3 at every conner in the stage WELL DONE:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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I'm glad I did'nt make the long journey over having heard this.....being told where to stand and not being able to get good photos totally ruined my trip to the COI this year.......
I'm not a person that would stand in a silly place so being herded into small areas is no good what so ever........
Cheers for letting me know as this is what I feared would happen.......

[Edited on 4-9-2005 by ste0411]
 

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oo take a look at some of the photos on this site some quality stuuf i think you were allowed to walk the stages it was more or less to keep them in a area say 1/2 mile so there were not people scatted all over the stages!!!!!!
 

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Yes they are from media guys...........
 

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Im not media where i was standnig there was 2 other media guy few yards away from me took some good pics like RMS he was across the road from me on stage 16 on a hairpin some good pics from !

By the way not trying to argue just saying that the spectator points were good for spectators and media
 

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But in addition there were two to three marshals on all the other junctions but yes you are right if u only have spectators in two/three places in the stage u dont have so many problems.
 

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Great idea having the designated spectator area's easy to get in and out off and as a whole i think it was probably one of the reasons that the rally ran so well and on time.And not one to open old wounds but the UAC could learn a thing or two from the organisers of this years Ulster.
 

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the uslter was the best run rally in ireland for many a year. Every stage started bang on time. The stages were designed in such a way that the spectator points were very good, giving us good viewing for quite a distance. Excellent.

Throw in burger vans and the bogs - made a good family day out.

And it was free.
 

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Originally posted by rossgamble1987
Im not media where i was standnig there was 2 other media guy few yards away from me took some good pics like RMS he was across the road from me on stage 16 on a hairpin some good pics from !

By the way not trying to argue just saying that the spectator points were good for spectators and media
i have to say that it was great getting signed on at this event but even if i wasn't i rekon i coulda still got some great pictures form the spectator areas!

eg. the 1st stage i done spectator got a ft away from where media could so nice head on shot with wheels lifting.

night stage i was at road level below spectators who were raise din field so still could have got the same picture.

the farm cross roads 1st stage sat morn a lone spectator coulda got beside media no probs so same picture but would have got a rear shot no probs

the jump shots from sat no spectator access really to that point for a picture unless signed on, same stage but on down to the sweeping right a spectator could have walked down a fiel to that point and no marshalls meant same picture

the hairpin right on stage 16 as you say spectator couldn't have got the same shot as myself or roy dempster who i seen was at the same point in the day but from the field they would have got a real nice rear end shot round the hairpin

final stage i was at wasn't as good for spectator pictures but while trying to find a good point 2 chaps had nice perches in the hedges for head on shots and if they hadn't been there i probably would have stood there, but instead i was in an area that only media could have got for a nice pan shot.


so in fairness the spectator areas where good enough to take pictures in and most where raised areas meaning most folk stayed up hill to see more while folk with camera came to the fence and personllay i think alot of good pictures would have been got.

thats my 2c

[Edited on 6-9-2005 by gee]
 

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Originally posted by ste0411
I'm glad I did'nt make the long journey over having heard this.....being told where to stand and not being able to get good photos totally ruined my trip to the COI this year.......
I'm not a person that would stand in a silly place so being herded into small areas is no good what so ever........
Cheers for letting me know as this is what I feared would happen.......

[Edited on 4-9-2005 by ste0411]
.... With that attitude you're better staying where you are - there are enough self centred "pineapple-onians" here without adding another one! :laugh:
 

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And who the hell are you to tell me what to do full tilt!!!
 

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Well I'm not having it....
My post was what I thought after my experience on the COI that little pineapple prob has'nt been to any rallies!!!!!!

[Edited on 7-9-2005 by ste0411]
 

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I've been to wrgb a few times and thought the spectator areas there really worked well, loads of viewing with both food and toilet facilities perfect.
 

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Originally posted by ste0411
And who the hell are you to tell me what to do full tilt!!!

Well I'm not having it....
My post was what I thought after my experience on the COI that little pineapple prob has'nt been to any rallies!!!!!!

[Edited on 7-9-2005 by ste0411]
ste101,
Nothing personal. I'm not telling you what to do, just glad you don't do it over here ;)

Anyhow, I have been the odd rally over the years, but unfortunately have seen a few folks with their imature "...I'll stand where I want .... and you'll not tell me where to go... " attitude.

Frankly, I'd be happy to let them stand in stoooopid places and get run over by a rally car except:
1. Blood and brain (or brain vapour where a brain normally fits) makes a real mess of rallycar paintwork - not to mention a bit of needless damage (to the car that is),
2. It would be pretty traumatic for the crew, marshals and organisers to have to deal with the experience of causing a death,
3. Rallying, the sport I enjoy, would soon cease as the insurance companies increase their premiums or stop covering events, and anti-rally people would have a mighty strong case against motorsport (a mob that can't run safe events and allows members of the public to get killed).
 
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