Who here attends F1 GP's?

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by renman95, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. renman95

    renman95 Karting

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    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. ;-)
     
  2. spicedriver

    spicedriver Formula Junior

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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.
     
  3. Nate Johnson

    Nate Johnson Formula Junior

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    I've been to a few. Japan GP isn't too far away. The fans are really great there too.
     
  4. jlonmark

    jlonmark F1 Rookie

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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
     
  5. spicedriver

    spicedriver Formula Junior

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    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.
     
  6. renman95

    renman95 Karting

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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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  8. renman95

    renman95 Karting

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    #7 renman95, Jul 9, 2017
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    Moments to go...
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  9. renman95

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  10. Bob in Makiki

    Bob in Makiki Karting
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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!
     
  11. renman95

    renman95 Karting

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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.
     
  12. Bob in Makiki

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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!
     
  13. renman95

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    I bid a four-day layover in Liege and got it. It's a relatively new layover city for us since we bought TNT recently. The actual hotel stay is in nearby Aachen, Germany. I've got my ticket, parking pass, and rental car set.

    Looking forward to this track. I'm thinking of hanging out at the Kemmel Straight...top speed and passing plus I want to walk down Eau Rouge post race. Bus Stop would be cool as well, close to the Start/Finish and post race celebrations.
     
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  15. BigTex

    BigTex Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Come to Austin, be glad to show you around!!!
     
  16. renman95

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    Thx BT. I'm somewhat familiar. I used to live downtown in Speedway Heights in the early 90's. My 1935 Tudor home has since been demolished to make way for more student housing. Sad, really. It was a 'cool' home with lots of Deco styling inside.

    I still have a friend that lives out on Lake Travis. I may visit him this Spring, daughter is moving out there...
     
  17. renman95

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    Forty minutes to the race start, up on the Kemmel Straight. Temperature is nice with a cool breeze then the sun peaks out and I begin to sweat, lol.

    Even though I bought a parking pass, I hiked 2.4 miles up to Kemmel. Serious vertical elevation here. Beautiful countryside. Sitting by some rabid Max fans, should be fun. They've been drinking Heineken since 9am....
     
  18. renman95

    renman95 Karting

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    #16 renman95, Aug 27, 2017
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    Added a new pin to my hat...guess which one.
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