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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by hockeyman1, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. hockeyman1

    hockeyman1 Rookie

    Mar 6, 2004
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    I am planning on attending my first Grand Prix...I understand during that week that either Ferrari or Ferrari owners club host some parties and events....anyone know how to get in touch...I am current F355 owner.
     
  2. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Apr 28, 2003
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    Texas!
    I went last year and sat at the hairpin. I had a great time. Search the archives on the old F-Chat, and you'll see a lot of info. But get cracking, this is show time for Montreal. If you want a hotel, I'd book today.

    Have fun, DrTax

    ps Get ready to pay through the nose for a room.
     
  3. M.James

    M.James F1 Rookie

    Jun 6, 2003
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    Michael.C.James
    FCA-Canada, Ferrari of Ontario, etc. put a police-escorted drive from Luigi's Service Center to Peel Street every year - the whole block of Peel is roped-off for display of the cars (thursday afternoon, I believe). VERY cool event, Ferrari fans mob the place to photograph the cars and talk to the owners. Last year, a DJ set up shop in a storefront and played tunes. Porsche and Lamborghini put something similar together, but there are very few Lambos that run and Porsches are as common as Fords these days, so the crowds really turn out for Ferrari.

    Last year, there was an all-Italian festival where the new Enzo was put on display with last-years' F1 car and lots of other cool offerings. Didn't get to go, but I was with some friends from the FerrariList - we went Karting instead.....several large indoor/outdoor Karting tracks in Montreal!

    Montreal is NOT Indy.....Montreal is a car-town for sure, exotics are appreciated, not vandalized or spat-on. Very European flavor and attitudes - leave your "I love George Bush" t-shirt at home. Mass transit is great, I'd use that to get to the track. The food is terrific downtown, party atmosphere everywhere, did I mention Canadian Beer???
     
  4. jmiles360

    jmiles360 Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Washington DC
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    J. Miles
    I went last year and it was a great time. All of the major F1 teams throw parties on the streets of downtown Montreal. Ferrari's party was in Little Italy, and there was an Enzo, a 250 GTO, some new Maseratis, plus plenty of "used" Ferraris and Lamborghinis. It was fun to see, and definitely worth going to. It seems that half the city attends the actual race.
     
  5. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
    552
    Tyngsborough, MA
    I had the pleasure of attending Montreal two years ago. I had a blast. It is a great circuit that offers good seats, nice breeze, and a technical track. The city shuts down for the race as there are different parties for certain marques every night (BMW M night, Ferrari night, Honda night, etc). As mentioned above, the public transportation system (Metro) is great and drops you off right at the track. I would hihgly reccommend attending. I had a great expereince.
     
  6. djcavalino

    djcavalino Karting

    Mar 9, 2004
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    Montreal, Quebec
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    Anthony
    Been going there with my father since i was a lil kid its great Luigi's Ferrari Club Host it every thursday on GP weekend! the parade is great, we start from his garage and tour downtown all the way to Peel street escorted by montreal police! Its a great experience!

    Hope u can make it!

    Montreal is great :)
     

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