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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2019, 12:19:43 AM »
What if you did something totally outside of the box and rented a smaller facility that we would have total control of.

I'm in lets go back to Willow Springs. Make your own Shelby goes racing with Ford video. We were last there when SAAC was in Pasadena. Downside is no large hotel for an HQ in the area.
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2019, 08:44:26 AM »
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2019, 01:02:14 AM »
How about Texas Motor Speedway? I'd show for that one. Austin is too full of tree huggers and the dredges of society. I left Commiefornia for a reason.
The protesters would probably key our cars. I would also be willing to drop a bug in a couple ears to see if American Airlines might be willing to sponsor the event in some manner.
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« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2019, 11:26:25 AM »
Hotel right at Texas Motor Speedway. I agree about Austin. Place is going downhill fast. Homelessness is the talk of the town right now. But COTA is still an awesome track and facility.
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« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2019, 06:29:11 AM »
 Rick: Chances of rain aren't likely and there are plenty of places to stay in the area, and reasonably. Not to mention the best BBQ anywhere. You forget most of the people in the North East still think this place is a dust bowl with swinging door saloons and everyone says " Howdy".  Yes, most are more polite here but it's more metropolitan here than many places in the NE without the crime.

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« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2019, 11:30:10 AM »
Yep. And the tollway besides the track has the highest speed limit in the country. Iíd even plan and organize a Texas hill country drive! 😁
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2019, 10:33:51 PM »
What if you did something totally outside of the box and rented a smaller facility that we would have total control of. In a location that doesn't demand top dollar. So then the club could dictate what it wanted to do. From the vintage races, to open track for the less skilled drivers and tours or destination drives. Then the car show on concourse could be held without distraction and evening presentations would be easy to find accommodations as this would be the only thing happening at the time.

Just a thought. Might be like the early conventions when we didn't have to piggy back anything. More time to talk to your fellow enthusiast. More ability to have centralized activities. More of a grass roots convention.

I get it, not in a prime location with other things to do, however we are there to see and drive the cars. You could pick something smack dab in the middle of the US like....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorsport_Park_Hastings

And it doesn't have to be in the middle of no where either. You just need to pick a smaller track that doesn't demand a lot of money or attention-

I wonder what that track costs to rent?

BTW,....a few years ago a brand spankin new track opening was in MASSACHUSETTS.
Palmer mass. Canít possibly costs even donuts to rent.
Itís very near Sturbridge, MA which is a family oriented ďpilgrimĒ themed area with tons of parking at the hotels to make up for whatever lacks at the track.
Kinda like the Kalahari sized place and then the drive to Pocono
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2019, 12:23:19 AM »
We need to break away from The East and the West.  I am not coming to Commiefornia, EVER. I am a native and they shit on me post forcing my retirement at the hands of a drunk illegal with two prior convictions.  I won't put one dime into their pockets.
I also don't want to go where it has a high probability of rain, cold or over-priced high crime areas.

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« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2019, 07:35:04 PM »
Not to be a wet blanket Biggie, but NO to Palmer. Small, very small pits, all hills with granite rocks instead of guardrail. I was there once, will never go back.

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2019, 09:46:09 PM »
Forget about SAAC 45, I want to know where SAAC 50 is going to be held.



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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2019, 10:11:28 PM »
Forget about SAAC 45, I want to know where SAAC 50 is going to be held.



Just saying  ;)

thinking 'bout Hawaii  8)

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2019, 10:29:50 PM »
Forget about SAAC 45, I want to know where SAAC 50 is going to be held.



Just saying  ;)

thinking 'bout Hawaii  8)

You guys are gonna love shipping cars and buying airline tickets!  Looking forward to it.  I will not have to lug all those macadamia nuts.  ;D

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« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2019, 10:38:32 PM »
You guys are gonna love shipping cars and buying airline tickets!  Looking forward to it.  I will not have to lug all those macadamia nuts.  ;D

I had you specifically in mind.... ;D

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« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2019, 11:10:35 PM »
We can do a special tour to CS' favorite surf spots!  8)

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2019, 11:36:52 PM »
Rick: Chances of rain aren't likely
Who cares about rain??? We had it on the way to SAAC1. Our little caravan just picked up the speed because Lynn Park's Cobra had no top (or hardware for one). between 75-80 the rain just blew over the passengers and everyone stayed dry.
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