Lime Rock Ferrari Challenge + FChat

Discussion in 'New England' started by BAD360, May 15, 2011.

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  1. BAD360

    BAD360 Formula Junior

    Sep 5, 2004
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    Hello all,
    I hope everyone is looking forward to the Ferrari Challenge returning to the famous venue this year after a 4 year hiatus. This was my first "real" exposure to Ferraris so it holds a special place for me.

    Link - http://limerock.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=272&Itemid=140

    I am currently in the process of trying to put together something with Lime Rock for this event in conjunction with FerrariChat members. Some ideas thus far include:

    - F-Chat member parking section
    - Discount on tickets (this would probably only work in large numbers)
    - Commemorative poster for first X amount of members
    - Parade laps

    At this point these are just ideas, but the staff is excited to do something with the most well known Ferrari Forum :). Please post any thoughts/ideas that come to mind. (This will be posted in the Tri-State section as well)
     
  2. ronfrohock

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    Whatever you do, I'm in.
    - Ron Frohock
     
  3. UConn Husky

    UConn Husky F1 Rookie
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    I'm in for all of the above!
     
  4. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I may be able to attend. What are the dates ?
     
  5. FJS961

    FJS961 Formula Junior

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    Saturday July 30th

    Count me in too!!!
    Interested in all of the above
     
  6. jmeisinger

    jmeisinger Formula 3
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    A summer Saturday in New England, at Lime Rock Park, with a bunch of Ferrari's, and friends... HMMMM... count me in!
     
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  8. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Ufff. Think I'll be skiing the Andes then. Maybe I can send a car for the concours if you promise to give me an award :)
     
  9. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Keep us posted. I'd been thinking about driving down Sat.
     
  10. Papa G

    Papa G Formula 3

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    I may be able to go!!

    I'll keep checking for updates
     
  11. Saint Bastage

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    I usually get 4 or 5 from the gatherers to Rolex, ALMS, and F Days. The challenge should improve attendance this year. On race days you can find us at the top of the hill on the fence line overlooking the straight.
     
  12. Stefan_009

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    I really want to check this out, have never seen Ferraris being raced, or any car for that matter. Sounds like an amazing event, I'll try to go.
     
  13. BAD360

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    Excellent. Glad to see people are as excited as I am. Short of going to the factory this was always the best event in the NE for a Ferrari fan.

    Will keep this post updated as developments occur
     
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  15. JOEL D.

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    I'd love to go.
     
  16. AbsolutFerrari

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    If anyone needs a passenger, I will throw in for entry and fuel.
     
  17. Stefan_009

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    Will there be 599XX and/or FXX racecars present?
     
  18. stevel48

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    LAPS!!! and a parking section
     
  19. FJS961

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    Any updates on this??
     
  20. BAD360

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    Hi all,
    Updates - I am currently in the process of nailing down the details. Limerock is open to everything from parking section, parade laps, charity raffle and group discount.

    So for it to be official I need to contact the FChat admin which I believe is Rob Lay so that we can make marketing material using the FChat logo. I have sent him a PM, but if someone knows him personally and can get a phone # for me it would be greatly appreciated.

    My personal email is b.devine124@gmail.com

    Will keep you all posted
     
  21. BAD360

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    All, we are looking good. The details should be finalized this week but FChat members should have their own promo code for tickets, parking area in the paddock, parade lap and charity raffle (most likely Make A Wish).

    For the charity, it would be great if the winner could get a ride in something truly exotic, say F40, F50, Enzo etc. so I am reaching out the community. Are there any members with these cars willing to give the raffle winner some parade laps around the track for a good cause ?

    If so please get in touch with me - B.Devine124@gmail.com

    Thats all for now. I will post updates as they become available
     
  22. S2000Driver

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    Ferrari Challenge was my first up close experience with Ferraris back in 96 at LRP. Back then you just walked up to the pits. I didnt have to buy tickets or anything.

    Was pretty intense. Never having so much as seen one in the flesh and then all of a sudden Im surrounded by them, and racing no less!

    Glad to see them back at LRP!

    Count me in!
     
  23. cove26

    cove26 Formula 3

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    Just a heads up to you guys, don't want to jack your thread but Lime Rock will be at the Concorso this weekend and I think they are doing some sort of promotion for tickets to the Challenge race. That way if anyone is going to the Concorso you can get tickets there as well.
     
  24. BAD360

    BAD360 Formula Junior

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    Hi all,
    Heres the latest. Lime Rock is officially going to be joining up with F-Chat for the July 30th event. We have a promo code, hot laps raffle, club parade laps and paddock parking area. The break down for each is as follows:

    Promo Code : FERRARI2011
    Here is the link to the ticketing page: http://tickets.limerock.com/
    Here is the direct link to buy the car corral ticket:
    http://tickets.limerock.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=395&a=2&backurl=default.asp
    The promo code will get a $5 discount, and while that may seem small on the surface, its factored in with the price of signs, parking area set up, hot lap discount, etc.

    Hot Laps Raffle:
    The raffle will be held to benefit the Make-a-Wish foundation. Raffle tickets are $5 or 3 for $10 (typically these are $100). A Hot Lap is two laps around the track, at fast speed of 120mph, with a professional driver. Helmets included. This will be offered upon arrival – sign up for the raffle when you arrive. Lime Rock will be on site to supply raffle tickets and handle the drawing. There will be 3 winners chosen. If you have never had the chance to do this it is some serious fun.

    Parade Laps:
    There will be a group parade lap at some point during the day. It may be limited to 50 cars for time constraints, and work on a first come first serve basis. I will let you know the time when they decide it.

    Parking:
    Parking will be in the paddock most likely where the teams are, so right next to the action. This may have to be expanded to the area near the Skip Barber school if capacity is reached.

    Thats all for now. Will post more details as they become available.
     
  25. Papa G

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    I am so there!!!
     
  26. UConn Husky

    UConn Husky F1 Rookie
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    I bought my ticket!
     
  27. mj_duell

    mj_duell Formula 3

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    Hi Jay,
    Did you get the Corral ticket too or are you parking in the paddock?

    --Mike
     

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