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  1. GrigioGuy

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    So, I'm thinking about the USGP.

    I have a hotel room reserved already, and was thinking of flying up.

    Then I realized that it's only 950 miles up there. 1900 roughly round trip.

    I've done it before in a Cadillac. Is it a feasible trip in a 328?
     
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  3. rob lay

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    I think it's very doable and would be very fun, just much more expensive. Hint that FCA 2005 is probably going to be in association with the Indy weekend, now that may be the one time to drive up.
     
  4. jimpo1

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    Go for it, nothing like a Ferrari road trip. But plan on travelling light and stopping every 2 hours.
     
  5. TigerAce

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    Tillman, what do you plan to do IF your car started acting up on the road? Does Ferrari have rescue service like M-B, Chevy?? (just kidding) Since I am not inclined mechanically, this is my fear for talking Ferrari to long trip.
    What is your prevention/preparation for this matter?
     
  6. GrigioGuy

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    Plan? I know not this strange word of yours......

    Basically, just clear a little room on a credit card and hope for the best. Worst comes to worst, I know people with trailers and I own a pickup :D
     
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  8. TigerAce

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    I was in boyscouts since 6, so "alway be prepared" is the motto. Of course there are many we cannot prepare, but thinking you are prepared gives you peace of mind, hehehe.

    Tillman, you ARE going to Norwood or whoever to check the car before the trip though, right?
     
  9. Nick R

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    Tillman,

    Take it! I used to live in El Paso and all my friends asked me to bring my car there for a weekend. I had some work with a client there so I had it transported there and then I drove it back. It was wonderful!

    Just a thought, does anyone want to make it a group road trip? Would it be to late to get tickets, etc.?

    Nick
     
  10. icars

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    Yep I would agree with Yoshi. Have the car checked out before you leave. If everything checks out you can at least have some reassurance that you will have a "uneventful" trip.

    That being said we have taken several cross country trips in the 365 without major issue and it's many years older than your 328.

    Rodney
     
  11. TurboTodd

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    Tickets are still available. I'm flying in Saturday, flying out Sunday night.

    Our tickets are in Section H19 row F. Right at Turn 1, 6 rows up..

    TT
     
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  13. GrigioGuy

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    The "plan?" statement was a joke. Naturally I'll have it looked over. I'm not too worried about it, though, as it's been a pretty reliable car (when it's not on fire :D)

    I don't have tickets yet, but based on my experiences at the Brickyard it probably won't be too hard to get one at the event. Or, I could contact FCA Indiana, as they have a block of them.
     
  14. Texas Forever

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    Hmmm, when is Indy this year, wheels turning....

     
  15. Maximo_Tifoso

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    The race is on June 20....
     
  16. Maximo_Tifoso

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    I bought my tickets this week, after shuffling my schedule in order to attend the race. There are tix still available...
     
  17. GrigioGuy

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    The USGP is June 20. I have the 15th through the 23rd off, wanted to be up that way on Friday for practices etc. I figured that the first day would get up to Springfield MO, then across to IN on the second day. I was thinking that the way back could be through Nashville/Memphis/Little Rock
     
  18. Maximo_Tifoso

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    Try to get there by Thursday morning to be able to attend the pit walkabout.
     
  19. F328 BobD

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    Tillman, whether you fly or drive, I hope you get the opportunity to go (not sure if you've been to a GP). There's absolutely nothing like the screaming sound of F1 engines at 19K RPM... vs 9K RPM in NASCAR. It'll give you the chills. I've been to the Indy 500 but haven't been to the USGP yet.. hope to make that trip in the next couple of years!
     
  20. Nick R

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    So is anyone interested in getting a group of Ferraris driving to Indy?
     
  21. GrigioGuy

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    Maybe. I'm still not 100% sure I'm going, but a little company would be cool.

    Fair warning, I tend to travel on the cheap, so I was planning on Motel 6 type accomodations at night. I also tend to follow signs for local tourist traps, so I'm not terribly efficient at covering ground or sticking to an agenda :D If you are good with that, let's talk at the next carting event, lunch, whatever.
     

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