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Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by frank4cars, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. frank4cars

    frank4cars F1 Rookie

    Dec 9, 2004
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    Anybody planning on going this year? I think I'm going Friday and Saturday and I plan on taking a lot of pics, just like last weekend at CA Speedway. Are any f-chatters racing or involved with any of the teams? I felt bad about not getting more shots of maranelloman, rakjoe, and cavallino motors last week, so speak up. :) Also, if anyone has any extra tickets they're not using, or access to some free parking near the track... ;)
     
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  3. PatrickShim

    PatrickShim Formula 3

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    Is it this weekend?
     
  4. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Why...are you BOOKED??????

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  5. frank4cars

    frank4cars F1 Rookie

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    yes, indeed
     
  6. PatrickShim

    PatrickShim Formula 3

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    Yes, I am. :)
     
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  8. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    I will be there Saturday with my parents. Will call you so we can hook up, Frank!
     
  9. dbboston

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    Now that is dedication - after taking those great photos all last weekend. I'll be looking forward to the photos! I'm out this weekend... but... I'll be at Claremont Concours next Sunday.
     
  10. markymark360f1

    markymark360f1 Formula 3

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    I will be there on Sunday. Do you think its safe to take the Fcar there? Im staying at the Marriott? Goin to some club called VO2? Friends of friends thing.

    MM
     
  11. frank4cars

    frank4cars F1 Rookie

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    If it's the Courtyard by Marriott, you'll be right across the street and you should be able to keep the car parked . If it's the regular Marriott, you'll have to drive to the track and unless you have VIP parking pull with the C300 Club, you won't like it much.
     
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  13. Black355

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    I've got an extra hospitality ticket on Sunday if anyone is going Sunday...
     
  14. markymark360f1

    markymark360f1 Formula 3

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    are you taking your Fcar?
     
  15. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

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    I seem to recall a certain weekend gathering on the soon-to-be-circuit with some F-chat friends and a certain brush with the law last year.... makes me grin to this day!!

    Sunny
     
  16. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Slow Down! What does this look like, a race track??

    :)
     
  17. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Very hospitable of you.

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  18. KRIS P.

    KRIS P. Karting

    Feb 15, 2005
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    Parking/streets around the track/hotels shuts down at 7am and doesn't open up until 6pm.....If you park anywere near the track your stuck till 6pm. Park seems to be around $20.
     
  19. Black355

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    Yes, more than likely... Not that I have a special parking location. I was gonna wing it. Last year I had credentials (Remember? Spike ran CART races for, like, 5 minutes?) and parked right out in front of the north entrance. :)
     
  20. 505T

    505T Formula Junior

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    @Black355, I would have loved to take you up on your extra hospitality ticket offer (and maybe we could reminisce about life in Kenya, my native home), but booked the whole day for recording sessions...

    Someone please take a boatload of pics....
     
  21. ponyboy

    ponyboy Karting

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    Quick reminder to everyone to check out the Black on Black cars on display in the Westin Hotel lobby (and outside on the grass) across the street on Ocean Blvd. Several Ferraris were there today, as well as the silver Mercedes CLK-GTR, a very rare car indeed (only 25 produced, correct?). Last year, for Sunday only, they brought down the red Enzo, not sure if anything special is planned this year.

    Ponyboy
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  22. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

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    1 of 5 Roadsters! Pleasant surprise seeing it again...

    Funny how much Ferrari presence (i.e. merchandise) there is at at a Champ Car race!
     
  23. frank4cars

    frank4cars F1 Rookie

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    Please tell me somebody got pictures of it.
     
  24. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

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  25. donoe

    donoe Formula Junior

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    Hey Mark, I think you meant V20. Thats one of my club promoters venues... I have not been there yet, maybe next month... Its one of the hotest clubs besides the ones my usually spots in Hollywood... I havent gone clubbing since last year November, too busy with business... Im sure you and your friends are on the list, if not VIP Redlist...

    Laters...


     
  26. frank4cars

    frank4cars F1 Rookie

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    For us carspotters that's one of the Holy Grails. And I walked right past that hotel to get to my car. All I saw was a modified red 911 on the grass.
     
  27. markymark360f1

    markymark360f1 Formula 3

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    Yes we are on the list. I will probably cab it. I dont drink and drive. Thanks for the heads up.
    mM
     
  28. jordan747_400

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    Mark, I dont know if you drove your car up or not but I got some shots of someone's 360 spider parked all by iteself next to some building (possibly a hotel?) on the infield.

    Frank, I got a few shots of the CLK-GTR...none very good since it was roped off, but Ill post them anyway!

    Will post pictures later today!
     

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