Saturday, October 16th, 2004 - Laguna Seca

Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by tvrfreak, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. tvrfreak

    tvrfreak F1 Rookie

    Mar 31, 2003
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    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

    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.
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  3. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2002
    Bay Area, CA
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    Ben Cannon
    Faisal- Sounds like a great idea, I am available to help.
  4. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
    I might be in Chicago that weekend, but I might be able to return on saturday. If I'm in town, then I'm definitely interested.
  5. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
    Addendum: The laguna seca website seems to indicate the race will be on sunday the 17th. Or did I misread it?
  6. ART360

    ART360 Guest

    I'll help if I'm not in trial in LA. Should be free though. I can help with the tent, etc., or attendance. Any thoughts about getting a hotel there also?

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  8. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    The AMLs race is on Sat afternoon. There is more racing on Sunday, but the highlight of the weekend is supposed to be the Sat "night" event.

    F- you know my stance on this. Help is here....
  9. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Dec 1, 2000
    Southlake, TX
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    Rob Lay
    Man, I loved LS so much, I almost thought about coming back just for this.

    What spots are the best for viewing?

    That Thursday for the Challenge race I went up and crossed that bridge and climbed the hill other side of T9. That was the best viewing I personally found all weekend. You could see corkscrew through T10 and then the straight through T4. There are camping spots up there, but I'm sure those are some of the most sought after.
  10. htran

    htran Formula Junior

    Mar 23, 2004
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    To TvrFreak, count me in. Henry
  11. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
    Thanks for clarifying, Red. I might miss it then. Dang. DANG!
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  13. vincent355

    vincent355 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 8, 2003
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    This sounds like something I should definitely put on my calendar!

    I'll help however I can.
  14. Coujer

    Coujer Karting

    Jul 19, 2004
    Carmel, CA
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    Laurent C. Richard
    Sounds like a grea tidea, I'm gonna talk to the wife and see what we can do.
    Although, my wife lost her job so I'm hoping she finds one before the race so we can afford to go. Does anyone need a bookeeper with 4 years experience?
    Just thought I would ask.

    Thanks guys
  15. cyuhhhh

    cyuhhhh Rookie

    Jul 13, 2004
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    Sounds like a plan...I can help clean and pack at the end and BBQ part time

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