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Discussion in 'Events Discussion' started by TTR, May 12, 2024.

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  1. TTR

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    Same can probably be said of any number of other similar venues around the country/world as developers are always eyeing/vying for investment opportunities.
    It happened to Riverside Int'l Raceway of which location is now occupied by a few large superstores, a shopping mall and suburban bedroom community.
    But that's progress, I guess. Nothing will ever stay the same.
     
  2. HMB-Dino

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    The latest gripe from locals about Laguna Seca is that they claim there's more and more events held there. To get an idea of the noise they object to, when an event is held at Laguna Seca, you can actually hear the sound at Quail Lodge (site of The Quail). If you're familiar with the area, there's a good size hill separating Highway-68 (where Laguna sits on its north side) and Quail. That's approx 8 miles as the crow flies, up and over that hill, or 15mi drive via Laureles Grade.
     
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    Thats a tall enough and steep enough hill I cannot believe people on one side hear whats going on, on the other. Its not like Carmel Valley Rd and highway 68 have no local traffic.
     
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    Given that I've heard Laguna Seca event noise numerous times while playing golf at Quail, believe it. I keep my cars in a space very close to Laguna Seca and am quite familiar with the type of sound events cause...the very distinct sounds of race cars accelerating and decelerating into turns. At Quail, it'll be the same sounds however much more muted, yet still easily identifiable as Laguna Seca event sounds.
     
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    spent the last weekend at the Hyatt Carmel Valley Ranch a mountain away listening to Ferraris on track at Laguna each morning.
     
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    CVR is closer to Laguna than Quail since it's loser to the Grade which dumps out right by one of Laguna's entrances...but still amazing how the sound travels.
     
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  7. Rifledriver

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    I have stayed at a friends house near Laurles Grade a couple of times but never heard it. But it is at the base of the hill opposite side as Quail Lodge. But hey I dont live there. Based on geography it may also be one of those things here you can hear it and a mile up the road you cannot.
     
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    You won't hear noise from Laguna unless a race event is held. Car club track days, etc don't generate the decibels needed to carry far. The track also has decibel limits for non-race events, though I don't know how strict enforcement is.
     
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    #34 Rifledriver, May 24, 2024 at 9:29 AM
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    Actually enforcement is very strict. The people manning the measurement equipment are employees of the community organization and answer to them, not the the race track owners. An F1 car owner at the last FCA annual there asked me how much to run his car and pulled out a roll of hundreds. I just laughed and walked away. It just wasn't going to happen.
     
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