F1 Austin... Best news this week

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Jurgen, May 25, 2010.

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I am going to book my hotel today for the motogp weekend and hopefully beat any price increase. Can any of the locals tell me what side of town the track is on and where there might be a relatively nearby cluster of cheapish hotels?
    Thanks
  2. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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  3. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    If you're not wanting to stay downtown, you might look at Georgetown, Round Rock and San Marcos. All are within easy driving distance. You might consider downtown, though. Austin is a great city with a really cool nightlife. The food and music are world class.
  4. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Well the Red Roof Inn in Austin has rooms for $516.66 per night for the F1 Weekend. Hope they choke on it!!

    MotoGp weekend is still $59.99. Wonder if they would cancel and raise the rates later?
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Can they really cancel your room after you've already reserved it? That would be fucked.
    I made reservations at some place kinda close to the track. With tax etc.. it was about $210 for 3 nights.
  6. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Don't know if they can. Let us know if they do though. Good Luck.

    Would have loved to gone to the F1 race, but those room rates are just stoopid!

    Just for grins I checked the KOA near their. $100.00 a night with a 4 night minimum. That's a tent space.
  7. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    I was living Monterey the year Moto GP came back to Laguna Seca. Hotels did raise rates/overbook and or cancel on people who had made reservations way in advance.
  8. JohnDavid

    JohnDavid Been here awhile

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    Paint.


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  9. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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  10. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    I really am sorry I can't afford to go!!

    The track is really starting to look like a fun track for the drivers and spectators.
  11. mike

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    I hope I can get home from work in time. gonna be close.
  12. JohnDavid

    JohnDavid Been here awhile

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    The big race is one month away! :D:D:D:1drink:freaky:evil:D:D:D
  13. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Anyone go out there this weekend for the opening?

    Pics?

    Video?

    Andretti said he liked it.
  14. pacman1

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    There are quite a few amatuer vids on youtube, but this is about the best one.

    <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FBUhkrCttQU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FBUhkrCttQU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

    Nothing professional that I could find as of yet.
  15. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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  16. eric2

    eric2 ®egister this:

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    Received my tickets via fedex today, looking forward to my first F1 race!
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You will LOVE it :deal

    For me, the noise (and the hair are standing up on the back of my neck just thinking about it) of a Formula 1 car passing you for the first time at full tilt will stay with you forever.

    Enjoy :clap
  18. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    It is worse than that, you will be hooked forever. You will find yourself staying up all night so you can watch a race in Asia live. You will be planning trips to far away locations....make the first one the Belgian GP. :deal

    Now to indoctrinate you properly, you must cheer for the Red Cars. You will need a 2x3 meter dancing horse flag. Every time they come by you have to give that cowbell all it can take. And if you are behind a Red Bull fan, you need to knock them off their feet with your airhorn every time they stand up. Consider it your DRS.

    Have a great time....
  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :huh

    I don't think so old bean....everyone knows JB is the man to root for (whoever he drives for) and if you MUST root for a team, it has to be that last bastion of a true F1 team, Williams.
  20. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Is it done yet? :ear