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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2017, 10:54:30 pm »

Hi all,

Three quick question froma newbie  for the experts:

1. We'll arrive with 4 people in a 25 feet RV and want to stay from Wednesday when they open the gate. Thinking about what tickets we might need I had a look at the order from from last year, it's attached. From what I see a four-day supoerticket for each makes sense. For the RV: Is it better to buy the "General RV Parking" or is it better to buy the "North Paddock RV Parking"?  This one I can't answer as I never sorted RV logistics.  I just turned up and was my usual awesome self...   Grin

2. We'll fly out of Orlando Monday afternoon after the race. Is it possible to stay until Monday Morning with the RV at the racetrack or will we get kicked out on sunday?  You'll get kicked out on Sunday, and they don't hang around in emptying the place.

3. Can we buy tickets at the gate on Wednesday morning or is it better to ordre before? Get them beforehand.  Not may ticket booths open at 0530...

Questions, questions, questions....


Hi Werner,

Answers on a postcard, or in this case in italics

I'm guessing none of this has changed since I last attended a few years back...

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 06:48:03 pm »

We'll be back next year.
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Must take some time to have a few beers together then, last time was too short (and I was completely knackered after the race).

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 09:04:57 pm »

Agreed Kristof, we'll need to catch up over a few cold ones.  You did look pretty wiped out when you made it back to the campsite a couple years ago, I can imagine hauling camera gear around that place all weekend is exhausting.  I get worn out just lugging beer Grin
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 03:43:59 pm »

When the "World Sportscar Championship" returns (:rolleyes:)...

....I shall return..... Smiley

An FIA sanctioned World Championship has to race on FIA standard tracks. Sebring is many good things, but FIA standard isn't one of them, and short of destroying the circuit we know and love with 10 metre high fences and massive run-off areas (not to mention putting smooth tarmac on the rough concrete) there is little prospect of that happening in the short, medium or even the long term.

I love Sebring because it holds fond memories for me and I'll go back to the 12 Hours if I get the chance, whatever hardware they might be racing and in whatever series.

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 04:55:28 pm »

When the "World Sportscar Championship" returns (:rolleyes:)...

....I shall return..... Smiley

An FIA sanctioned World Championship has to race on FIA standard tracks. Sebring is many good things, but FIA standard isn't one of them, and short of destroying the circuit we know and love with 10 metre high fences and massive run-off areas (not to mention putting smooth tarmac on the rough concrete) there is little prospect of that happening in the short, medium or even the long term.

I love Sebring because it holds fond memories for me and I'll go back to the 12 Hours if I get the chance, whatever hardware they might be racing and in whatever series.
Understood; but I can't get into what's happening to the "sport". Rolling billboards (and the requisite BoPing) does not, and will not, turn me on. My passion is fading fast.

I live close enuff to Daytona and Sebring but it just doesn't do me. Evening the playing field is not my thang. I want to see the best earn their rewards. That simple. Wink
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 07:43:10 pm »

And I thought I come off as grouchy old guy sometimes?
Rolling billboards? Been that way since the late sixties.  Regarding BoP, IMSA has used a equivalency formula for decades, nothing new there.
I like to look at the past with rose-tinted specs as much as anyone, but I'm sure as hell not going to let it ruin my enjoyment of the contemporary incarnation of all sports, including racing.  We're off to Mid-O, in a couple weeks for the Indycar weekend, if I was bitter guy who's refused to go since the CART- IRL a split, I'd be missing a damn good time.
I know a sorry ass like that, he's also one of those guys who refuses to go to a MLB game since the 1994 strike ended season.
Life's too short to sit around being bitter, get to a race, have a beer and soak up the atmosphere, it's good for you.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2017, 09:51:25 pm »

Quite the assumption on your part. The man that met, who was it, Lauda, at Sebring?

I'm not bitter at all. 'Just don't like someone's thinking and hard work being "BoP"'d.

You've got it. I don't believe in socialism. Smiley

(BTW, can you spare a dime??? What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine...Wink)
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 12:56:43 am »

Wasn't me that said he met Niki at Sebring, got the wrong CA member there.  Trying to remember that guys name?  He was a old timer, he knew some of the NASCAR originals like Marshall Teague.  He hasn't posted in a while, oh well.  Its a free country, go ahead and stay away from Sebring.
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 03:20:41 am »

My apology for the error on my part. If I recall correctly, you were in that thread, no? Never did hear from them regarding Niki. 'Wonder if search'll bring it up. 'Can't remember what the thread was about and why Lauda's name came up....senilty is for the birds. Cheesy

Anywho, I appreciate your blessing regarding my "staying away" from Sebring (not so, I still get up there often. 'Like the town and am thinking of moving there for my final years) 'Was up most recently for one of the test days prior to the 12, and SCCA Nationals are coming up soon. Wink Smiley

edit: The search worked. 'Was your "Rush" thread.  gatordad.

Again, my apology.  Embarrassed

But I still don't like spec cars and BoPing....drivers "ratings"....'never will. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 04:33:07 pm »

Hi Werner,

I'm not sure how I will be getting to Sebring this year.  I think it may work out cheaper for me to go via Toronto again travelling down with Phil.
Who knows I might find another 24oz nugget of gold on the way.  LOL.   Mind you you the last 24oz nugget hasn't proved that profitable.
For sure it would be good to meet up for a beer or three before you set of for Sebring.  Will you be staying at La Quinta in Orlando?

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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 08:12:32 pm »

Hi Werner,

I'm not sure how I will be getting to Sebring this year.  I think it may work out cheaper for me to go via Toronto again travelling down with Phil.
Who knows I might find another 24oz nugget of gold on the way.  LOL.   Mind you you the last 24oz nugget hasn't proved that profitable.
For sure it would be good to meet up for a beer or three before you set of for Sebring.  Will you be staying at La Quinta in Orlando?

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Hi Tom,

currently the plans is as follows: Arrive Monday 12th March at 8:25 pm evening in Orlando, stay at Quality Inn Airport (was cheap). Next day, tuesday pick up RV at 2:00 pm somewhere near Orlando airport. Then walmart to stock up the fridge, drive to Sebring, pick up the hopefully pre-booked tickets at the so called "Will Call" located in Registration at Gate #2 before they close at 6.00 pm.  Then I don't know. Wait in front of the gate before they open next morning, wednesday at 6.00 pm? Shall we meet there? What are your plans? Should we set up our camps together? What is it like to meet at the gate the evening before?

Werner
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