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Old 06-26-2017, 09:35 PM
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Who here attends F1 GP's?

I try to go to at least one or two races per year.

I would love for the new owners of F1 to place a second USGP in Hawaii. The Big Island would be most appropriate. It has to be a proper track like the one in Austin but run through the lava tubes and coffee country. A boy can dream, right. ;-)
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:33 AM
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I used to go to Long Beach when it was F1. Just incredible !

But I think the only racing you'll see in Hawaii will be with canoes. It's too bad the hydroplane races around Ford Island got cancelled. That was fun.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:40 PM
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I've been to a few. Japan GP isn't too far away. The fans are really great there too.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:40 PM
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They have the Iron Man in Hawaii, on the big island. a USGP would be awesome! Great idea. I think it would be a huge destination. Kind of like a West Coast GP of Monaco
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:57 PM
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They have the Iron Man in Hawaii, on the big island. a USGP would be awesome! Great idea. I think it would be a huge destination. Kind of like a West Coast GP of Monaco
Really bad idea. Hawaii is too isolated, and the population is too small to draw a big crowd. You might think it would "help" the hotel business, but the hotels are already full on weekends. When the last people tried to put on a big race (The Hawaiian Superprix), the hotels gave priority to racing fans in order to support the event. When it was cancelled, the hotels lost their regular customer income from the cancellations. Many other local businesses, and individual ticket buyers also got stiffed by the promoters.

Google "Hawaiian Superprix" - one of the most incredible sporting fiasco's of all time.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:39 AM
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My son and I will be attending the Austrian GP tomorrow. Currently in Berlin waiting for a flight to Vienna.

It's a long haul from HI for just a race but we incorporated the GP within a holiday visiting relatives in Berlin and Stuttgart.

We'll be seated in the main grandstand across from the paddock, about where the row-10 cars start from.

Look for two guys wearing leis. ;-)
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:01 AM
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:16 AM
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Go GRO!
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:47 PM
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Wow! That sounds amazing! We were in Berlin about six weeks ago and you are right -- it is a long way from Hawaii. What a great idea, to combine the F1 with your travels. It looks like a fantastic adventure!
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:09 AM
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Finally heading home...planes, trains, and automobiles.

I've been looking for a way to get to Spa and found one. I bid and got a 90+ hour layover in Liege, Belgium over the race weekend late August. Spa is always entertaining and usually wet.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:56 PM
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Spa is in Belgium, right? (I assume near Liege.) So I assume you are heading back to Europe in August. I hope your travels home and back again go smoothly!
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