ok folks, there's a big race weekend coming up on Saturday, October 16, at Laguna Seca. I want to do it in style, well at least a little bit of style. It's the Le Mans Series and the racing will continue until 8pm at night. So, how about a big barbecue for the f-chatters? Actually, two barbecues, one for lunch, and one for dinner. With drinks, refreshments, perhaps coffee and icecream in between. I am willing to coordinate most of it, as long as I get some help. Here's what I think we will need: Coordination with track officials (I can do this) Food purchasing (I can do most of this) Arranging for a couple of picnic tables (I can get these from work) Large canopy rental (Need help with this) Trailer rental (I can do this, my car has a trailer hitch) Picnic area setup (Will need help) Set up big-a$s tent so we have shade (Need help with this) Spot reservation (will need someone to go there early and stake out our spot) Food cooking (Need help with this--I am also looking into caterers) Packing up at the end (Need help) Few other minor details (will need help) A few people to rotate tent/bbq duty--probably 1.5 hour shifts (will need help) As long as the space is free (unlike RV spaces), I figure it will cost about $30 per person. With this kind of budget, I don't think alcohol is possible. But then, we are driving back in the evening, so perhaps that's not a bad thing. Event tickets are also $30 per person at this time. They will be $45 at the gate. So, at this stage, I need the following: Indication of interest Volunteering for some of the above items Stuff I have overlooked - nothing is too minor Suggestions Let me know - I think it's gonna be great either way, but I have always wished for a place to park my butt, hang out with friends, get some shade and refreshments, and not have to pay $500-$1000 for one of the hospitality suites.