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  1. eric355

    eric355 Formula 3
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    Nov 30, 2005
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    Eric DECOUX
    Hello guys.

    I am going to Florida at the end of January for a stay of almost 3 weeks to launch one of our satellites on a Space X rocket.

    I have already planned some activities outside of work but am looking for advice on things to do related to cars in the Orlando/Cocoa Beach area :)
    Daytona seems not too far, is it worth to go there ? Can the Speedway be visited ? Is there a museum ? Are track baptisms organized ?

    Thanks for your info and ideas.
     
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  3. craterface

    craterface Formula Junior

    Apr 14, 2011
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    Daytona 24 hour race is this weekend.

    Daytona 500 stock car race is Feb 19. Will be a good introduction to American culture!
     
  4. eric355

    eric355 Formula 3
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    Thanks a lot for your answer.
    Nothing in between ? I'll arrive the 30th at night and will leave the 18th evening ... if all goes well !
     
  5. craterface

    craterface Formula Junior

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  6. Rosso328

    Rosso328 F1 Veteran
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  8. eric355

    eric355 Formula 3
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  9. kylec

    kylec F1 Rookie
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    About 10 years ago. Driving, you get up to about 140mph average for a lap.
     
  10. tamiami

    tamiami Karting

    Mar 14, 2007
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    Besides the Speedway museum, tour and driving experience, a couple of miles from the launch site is the Warbird Museum and almost next door is a Mclaren dealership with a tank museum that you would have to finagle a walk through with a sales staff member. The Mclaren showroom has every version for sale except for an F1 and a P1.
    https://www.valiantaircommand.com/home
    https://www.mclarencf.com
    On February 4th in Melbourne is a car meet at the American Muscle Car Museum which is not usually open to the public. It is an overwhelming private collection of over 400 cars. I am going with my 720S.

    https://www.americanmusclecarmuseum.com/muscle-car-events/253-british-isles-car-show.html

    Orlando has Deezerland, a one owner collection with an eclectic display of automotive history.

    https://dezerlandpark.com/orlando/the-auto-experience/

    Enjoy your stay and good luck with the launch. I can see them from our beach.
     
  11. kylec

    kylec F1 Rookie
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    Did it launch yesterday?
     
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