The final meeting of the season happened last weekend and a crowd of almost 22,000 people are thought to have attended. This takes the total 2016 attendance figures to more than 347,000.
Thank you to our fantastic team who has helped make our first full season at York Racecourse a success! We look forward to seeing you all there in 2017.
Our barrier clear-up team
The Goodwood Revival returned to Chichester last weekend for three days of vintage racing. The weather started fine and ended fine, but was distinctly damp in the middle!
Last year the Goodwood Revival achieved a record attendance of 138,000 visitors and our team had a very busy and enjoyable weekend. They even managed to keep in touch with our team working at Bestival on the Isle of Wight over the radios, who provided the Goodwood team with regular weather updates!
One member of our team, Rachel Hammer, somehow ended up in a helicopter, and took these fantastic aerial photos of the car parks at Goodwood. A big thank you to Rachel for the photos, and also to the team for the beautifully parked cars. We love straight lines.
A few photos from a busy Moto GP at Silverstone, where we parked over 20,000 vehicles on Race Day.
Yesterday we were at The Melplash Agricultural Show which took place in Bridport, Dorset, and is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, home-crafts and horticulture.
We were onsite for the build up and the show day. Thank you to Liam who provided the photos!
Many congratulations to one of our staff, Rachel, who completed the Total Warrior course in Kendal last weekend and came the 19th woman to cross the finish line out of around 2500 competitors!
Competitors put themselves through 30 punishing obstacles, 10 tonnes of ice and 100 tonnes of mud!
Before Rachel got her running shoes on, others took a more sedate approach to the Total Warrior build-up.
The 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival has been hailed a massive success. Attendance figures were well over 100,000 across the week and 37 races all lived up to their top billing.
Saturday’s record crowd of over 26,000 enjoyed fine weather through the afternoon, ensuring the week ended with everybody outside enjoying the famous views across the Downs.
Apparently 15,000 complimentary strawberries, three tonnes of potatoes and 9,000 bottles of champagne were devoured over the weekend!
Our Valet Parking Team
Barney, our guardian of the Horse Box Park and Car Park 4
Bobby, the guardian of all radios
Coach Park 7, where our team parked 131 coaches in only a few hours
The biggest agricultural event in Europe, The Royal Welsh Show, got underway this week and our team have had a busy ten days there working on the build-up and the four-day show, where over 236,000 people attended.
The weather was perfect and thousands of visitors flocked the annual three-day Kent County Show last week. We parked over 8500 cars on Saturday, but here are a few shots from the build up on Friday. The aerial shots are great!
Full marks to our team for getting into the spirit of the Hampton Court Flower Show. Think we may have a bit more work to do for next year’s entry though….
We had a great weekend full of glorious sunshine (at last!) at The Flywheel Festival in Bicester, Oxforshire at the weekend.
Flywheel plays host to hundreds of cars, motorbikes, aircraft and military vehicles in a celebration of historic motoring, aviation and military endeavour.
Attendees were treated to a magnificent displays and flypasts from historic aircraft, demonstrations by historic road and racing cars and dramatic military vehicle displays.