Southampton Echo Front April 11 Page Southampton Echo April 11 Page 2 You couldnt imagine what thoughts i had when i saw this, i was so excited, i booked of the 1st of june (well my Birthday is on the 4th and i had the 2nd off). they say they needed £35,000 of local sponsorship, so i got on the phone and phoned all the local companies i have worked for that would be interested, and they were. they donated a sum of money to the cause. i showed it to my Director (not the same one who i have been complaining about) who races motor bikes, does hill climbs in a porche 911 race spec and a mini cooper race spec and he was very excited and interested and took this idea to the board, who i beleive are looking into the idea of sponsoring the safety rails for the event. the on thrusday i see this artical in the Advertiser exactly 1 month on Southampton Advertiser 11 May front page WTF!!!!! yes its going to be on public roads, but they will be shut off from public access. Newcastle held the event recently, London had the F1 cars and im dam sure there was loads of laws broke that day not just the speed limit. im reserving Judgment on this as i am waiting for a Phone call back from the Department of Transport a gy called Roger, who is looking in to the application from Southampton City Council and im also waiting for the Special Events team of Southampton City council to finish their lunch to find out from them if its the press blowing this out of proportion.