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Strange isn't it? We can afford to be bandying £50M Grandstand and scoreboard redevelopment sums about; but we can't afford to send the Fishery Protection vessel out to sea...

And what fuckwit thought that would be a good idea. The event's are near enough a polar opposite to each other as one is mainly a car based hill climb with various static displays. And in the good old

Not really Derek, the scoreboards are not vital to the running of the races and have no effect on any outcomes, they are purely for the visitor experience and letting the pit crew know that their ride

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Can't make a decision due to lack of knowledge and common sense

Won't make a decision in case they look like arseholes (nothing new)

Don't want to admit they want option c or d

Let the people decide,then the decision is blamed on the public

 

Pretty much sums it up

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53 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Can't be decided in isolation surely?

DfE must disclose an intention to redevelop grandstand site

& public must decide whether it's worth the investment

The public will be told what's good for them and what's needed in the quest for world motorsport tourist numbers domination.

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Just get rid of it and replace it so we can join the 21st century.

Seems like in the Isle of Man anything that is old and past its sell by date gets protection with any progress blocked.

I can't tell if it's some peculiar psychology of nostalgic infatuation by local inbred simpletons or if it's a weird "Little England" nostalgia imported here by geriatrics from the south of England. Maybe it's both.

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1 hour ago, Rushen Spy said:

Just get rid of it and replace it so we can join the 21st century.

Seems like in the Isle of Man anything that is old and past its sell by date gets protection with any progress blocked.

I can't tell if it's some peculiar psychology of nostalgic infatuation by local inbred simpletons or if it's a weird "Little England" nostalgia imported here by geriatrics from the south of England. Maybe it's both.

The shouty minority will get their like for like replacement, to match the horse trams

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I would normally like to see things moving along and keeping up with the times and technology, in this case though I think we should be staying in the past. The TT is not some modern event at the cutting edge of racing. It was at one time but those days are long passed. It is an event steeped in 112 years of tradition and part of its appeal is that fact. The scoreboards are iconic, similar to those at Lords or the Oval and set the stage for the event, as they have from virtually day one. Once we lose the traditional feel of the races, we lose the appeal and the event will dwindle away, if it isn't already beginning to do so.

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Romantic, Max but the event is being pushed harder and harder in the name of revenue (though it's doubtful it's got much more to give?).

Tradition will be eschewed and we'll end up with an all singing all dancing electronic roadshow to keep a new £30M+ grandstand company and show the world that the TT is still the greatest earner we have.

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9 hours ago, Max Power said:

I would normally like to see things moving along and keeping up with the times and technology, in this case though I think we should be staying in the past. The TT is not some modern event at the cutting edge of racing. It was at one time but those days are long passed. It is an event steeped in 112 years of tradition and part of its appeal is that fact. The scoreboards are iconic, similar to those at Lords or the Oval and set the stage for the event, as they have from virtually day one. Once we lose the traditional feel of the races, we lose the appeal and the event will dwindle away, if it isn't already beginning to do so.

You can’t compare it. Cricket is still played with a leather ball and a piece of wood. Riders aren’t navigating the TT course on an AJS or a Douglas any more. Bikes capable of 200 mph deserve tracking with tech of their equal.

rather than Lords, the analogy I would use is that keeping the current boards is akin to trusting UK air defence to Spitfires and 1940’s radar opposed to Typhoons and satellites.

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No option for just bulldozing the eyesore and freeing up the pavement for pedestrians?

Grandstand viewers will get more out of an uninterrupted view over the graveyard, it is all part of what makes the TT so special after all.

As for screens they can get all the results and live feeds on an iphone, they could even tailor the feed to what they want to see, big screens are of themselves a very dated concept.

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21 minutes ago, CharlieBrown said:

As for screens they can get all the results and live feeds on an iphone, they could even tailor the feed to what they want to see, big screens are of themselves a very dated concept.

I think this is an important point and it illustrates a wider problem.  There's a constant demand from the civil service that they should have new toys, but simultaneously they try to justify it with heritage arguments.  The result is usually something that is neither authentic nor effective.  And costs the earth.

If they're making such a fuss about new timing systems and so on, then the obvious thing is to design that so people can follow what they want on their own devices rather than what is imposed on them on the scoreboard. Alternatively go full on heritage with boy scouts everywhere.  What we'll actually get is something that is boosted in press releases as the latest technology, never really works or does what people want and has to be replaced after five years.  Because as with most new government spending what is important isn't to provide a service people want - it's to spend money.

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