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#1 Redliner

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

Gotta start a thread about this. Who's in? We need to start looking for hotels as tickets are going to be available here in June. Do you guys want to sit together like before, or what?

Seats aren't available for sale yet, so lets look at hotels for now. When seats become available, we'll arrange on the seating, and I'll buy. You guys pay me back and we'll go from there. Sound cool?

Go ahead and sign up to their mailing list to get quick notice. But I haven't gotten my return email yet... :hs:

http://circuitofthea...cas.com/tickets

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:35 PM

I might end up changing my mind and going, but for now I'm pretty sure I'm out...

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

I thought all the hotels were either booked or obscenely expensive ($400 for a red roof inn room) already.

If it's like that, I doubt I can swing it. Currently trying to figure out who I know in Austin that I can whore out for floor space. :o

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

I could probably spring for a trip to Austin as long as the ticket prices are reasonable.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

I'd be down as well

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:29 PM

The cheapest I can find a hotel is through my work discount program, and it's still $250 a night....ffffffuuuuu

#7 Redliner

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

Looks like we picked a good year to skip the Montreal GP. They've cancelled their pit walk because of the student protests...

Yeah...this is going to be hard to find good hotel that won't rape you. Best thing to do is to split among everyone. I might be able to find a room somewhere with my friends but I can't bring all of F1C :hs: I'll still look around for hotel deals tho.

FYI, from my experience, it's better to pay a little bit more to be much closer to the circuit than to pay less to commute to the circuit...I'll look on CL to see if we can find a house or something for rent for cheap that month...

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:52 PM

60% in, depending on relocation status.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:51 AM

Im game...no general admission for me this year though.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

Ticketmaster accidently released some prices...what seats did you guys want to get?

General admission - grounds pass - 171.99
Turn 11 grandstand - 284.16
Turn 12 grandstand rows 1-15 - 417.41
Turn 12 grandstand rows 16-37 - 519.57
Turn 2 grandstand - 315.24
Turn 3 grandstand - 315.24
Turn 4 grandstand - 315.24
Turn 5 grandstand - 315.24

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:41 PM

turn 11 :o

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:12 PM

June 10th is when it goes on sale...!

http://circuitofthea...cas.com/tickets

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

Did you choose that by price DDA? :rofl:

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:21 PM

I'm voting for Turn 5 BTW...it's right in the middle of the high-speed "Becketts" Section of the track so you'll get to see the car in high speed turn-in from entry to exit. I hope there's a TV there...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

Fucksticks, this could get expensive...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:36 PM

I miss the good old days at IMS

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:38 PM

I never went to IMS :(

Being that this is local to me, I might have a place to stay at...I'm offering the same deal as I did last year. I'll buy the tickets if you guys want to sit together, but if you like another turn better, feel free to buy it on your own accord...but I'm pretty sure I'll be doing T5.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:31 PM

You also only have to buy one ticket...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

You also only have to buy one ticket...


hey don't put that on me! You have on-demand companionship...that's the price you pay for it! lol.

Looks like the hotels are full b/c FOM / FIA bought them all out...that's why. Makes sense :o

BTW: I don't think I have a place to stay...I'll post hotels and places to here. My friend says going in from the backside might be the best route, but it's 45mins away. Austin's traffic is stupid bad...so going in from the backside 45mins away eliminates a night life. So I think we're going to try to get in as close as possible...if we get a big enough group.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

I'm open to all suggestions. My buddies that go with me to MotoGP are running the Baja 1000, so they're out. My girlfriend is broke, so she's probably out too. Ideally I'd like to sit near and stay near other people, haha.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:25 PM

I'm game for buying together this year. Turn 5 is good with me, but turn 11 looks like it may have more opportunities for overtaking. It's a tossup, I'm good either way. Just let me know where/who to send some bling bling to.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

http://alt.coxnewswe...2F1traffic2.pdf

Here's some confidential documents from COTA...it talks about traffic, shuttles, hotels etc.

Also, I can order early...before 6/10. So lets get a head count going....I guess I'll be ordering the tickets. I'll also take the option that is easiest for me to mail it to you guys ASAP. I'll hold your tickets unless you ask to have them mailed to you.

You guys will have to paypal me, but send as a gift so I don't get incurred charges.

I think Turn 5 is best..we did the U-turn last year at Montreal for the over-takes but it wasn't as fun as watching F1 cars being flattered by corners...

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:05 AM

I'd rather sending a check by online banking...if that's ok with you. I'd need you address to send it to ya though. Unless you have bank of america.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:23 AM

I'd rather sending a check by online banking...if that's ok with you. I'd need you address to send it to ya though. Unless you have bank of america.


Email address? Or home address?

Guys, I plan on purchasing on 6/10...can you guys commit to that? Or need more wait time?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:23 AM

I can't confirm by 6/10 :sad2: I'll still go if at all possible, guess I'll just pull a general admin.




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