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Thread: Westworld Raceway, Winnards Perch cornwall Oct 2010

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    Default Westworld Raceway, Winnards Perch cornwall Oct 2010


    Difficult to find much info on this place because frankly it hasn't existed too long compared to many places on this site. Here's what I know :-
    Westworld race circuit is in a large area of scrub land and came in to existence about 1993. It was literally dug out of the earth. Over the years it has been improved upon by having tiered concrete seating area's added, portacabin style loo's and the obligatory bar. I used to come here myself mid nineties and more recently and the track played host to all types of motoring mayhem including chained pairs, caravan racing and hotrods. In recent years the site has been bought by a developer who has completed phase 1 of its plans. This included a health spa, swiss style large chalets (Yours for 400k each !) and "surf pods". Phase 2 was held up due to the economic crisis but is rumoured to be going ahead shortly. This will include a wave pool which will encroach on the site of the raceway.
    There were negotiations for the track to remain open as its 1 of only 2 in cornwall but agreement could not be reached. It seems the track is not in keeping with the land owners "green" image.:(
    Anyhow, on with the show....

    Cut down astra - Possibly used as a parade podium car ?




    Looks like its become a bit of a dumping ground for some "tastefull" old furniture !



    Workers moving in



    Advertising Hoardings




    White lines.......


    Fancy A drink ??






    As I was there some folk were clearing out this cabin and dumping all the contents outside








    Once you get this far your committed !!








    Anyone got a missfire ??








    Sorry about some of the pic sizes . I edited them down (or so I thought)

    As I was leaving a thought crossed my mind.. Wouldn't it be cool to do a couple of laps for prosperity !!!!

    Thanks for looking

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    Coo, that's a pretty cool looking place and some top photoage there. Thanks for posting :)

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    Seen a report of this on another forum, brilliant!

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    Very cool pictures cheers, I remember this track in its heyday and its sad to see it in such a state of disrepair. I hear the sweet tin in either the bar or race control still has sweets in from the last time it was running (27th September 2009 was the last time it ran a meeting!)

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    Thanks everyone for the comments. I didn't see the sweet jar in the bar, it may have been in race control. I didnt go in there as people who seemed to have something to do with it were in there. They left but could have come back so I didn't venture in.

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    Is that the ryano from ovalchat?

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    nice, why are red & white wine classed as beer though?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zotez View Post
    Is that the ryano from ovalchat?
    Yeah 'tis me, hi!

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    Great report! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Great report
    Some great old ovals out there. I was sad to see that Long Eaton is now being built on :(

    Here is a great site that celebrates the old ovals
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