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    FinalGear Texasmeet - Nov. 16-18, 2012 (Austin F1)

    Enough of us have said that we're probably going that there needs to be some kind of official meet thread going besides the general "what can we do in Texas?" thread.

    So, I'll call it since it HAS to happen:

    Texasmeet.

    Week of the F1 race.

    Because really, really fast race cars, dude.


    Assorted track badassery at Harris Hill Road has been mentioned as a possible activity. Also, I vote for eating some el scorcho de bunghole food because mouth pain is good for you.

    Who all is coming into town for this? I live here, so I don't have a choice.

    TX FTW!














    Current list of attendees:
    1. ninjacoco (and Fluffy Bunny, Eater of Souls)

    [copy, paste and add yourselves]

    Ever feel like throwing your hard-earned cash into a wood chipper? Well, then--you should give Team Porschelump money!
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    #2
    man that track looks so good...

    I'm about 80% certain I'll be there for the race. I'm hoping I can find a way to drive down and spend an extra week or so there, but I may have to give up and fly there instead. We'll see, as things get a little closer.
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      #3
      I'm uninterested in the race itself, but equi and I will obviously make the trek out for any FG-related festivities and to open the gate at Harris Hill Road for everyone to come hoon their rental cars.
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        #4
        Some of my coworkers will likely go, plus with all you there... hard to pass up!

        Just a shame it's in November though. I'd love to drive the Viper down.
        Last edited by Viper007Bond; March 6th, 2012, 6:00 AM. Reason: Spelling
        My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
        There is no replacement for displacement.
        - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
        ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
        - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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          #5
          Originally posted by Nugget View Post
          I'm uninterested in the race itself, but equi and I will obviously make the trek out for any FG-related festivities and to open the gate at Harris Hill Road for everyone to come hoon their rental cars.
          if I can find the means to drive my car to Austin... track time will be a must.

          I just have to determine whether I should plan on arriving early, or staying late. It'll probably have to be just one or the other.
          -PNWfahren Northwest Driver's Community
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          [tdi wagon (sold)] [e36 m3] [e60 530i] (sold)] [f10 550i M-Sport]

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            #6
            I'll have graduated, but no idea what job/career will follow. I'll be there if I'm in Texas still and have moines

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              #7
              Unless something comes up, the Focus and I will be there.

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                #8
                Time to revive the Texasmeet thread.

                The price list for tickets is out: http://www.theaustingrandprix.com/ne...june-10th.html

                Ever feel like throwing your hard-earned cash into a wood chipper? Well, then--you should give Team Porschelump money!
                ...- --- .-. ... .--. .-. ..- -. --. / -.. ..- .-. -.-. .... / .--. ..- ..-. ..-. .- .-.. ..- -- .--. .-.-.- /

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                  #9
                  I might be able to do General Admission...I'm actually able to afford things now

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                    #10
                    I'm leaning that way, too. Get a comfy beach towel + racecars! racecars! racecars!!!!1! = happy afternoon, methinks. Maybe the 7/8/9 grassy spot?

                    15th and Trinity = it'd be a bit of a hike, but pfffft, I might even be able to leave the car at HOME for that pick-up spot.

                    Ever feel like throwing your hard-earned cash into a wood chipper? Well, then--you should give Team Porschelump money!
                    ...- --- .-. ... .--. .-. ..- -. --. / -.. ..- .-. -.-. .... / .--. ..- ..-. ..-. .- .-.. ..- -- .--. .-.-.- /

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                      #11
                      very nice.. I'm supposed to be able to buy tickets before the public sale starts, but I Circuit of the Americas has been seriously running behind on their communications so far. I just sent another email tonight.. we'll see.

                      I'm definitely going to be there.. hopefully by driving, but if not, then by flying.
                      -PNWfahren Northwest Driver's Community
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                      [tdi wagon (sold)] [e36 m3] [e60 530i] (sold)] [f10 550i M-Sport]

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                        #12
                        ahh.. just got the pre-sale info. Time to buy tickets.


                        So, has anyone here given much thought to what seats they might want to buy tickets for yet? I'm thinking Turn 5 or Turn 12.. both of which should provide good views of large parts of the track. I think turns 3 & 4 will be blocked from seeing the last few corners by mid-field grandstands.

                        map with grandstands: http://circuitoftheamericas.com/tickets

                        renderings of views from Turn 1, Turn 15, and the pit area: http://circuitoftheamericas.com/tickets-psl

                        I'd love T1 seats.. but that's just not going to happen.
                        Last edited by rootrider; June 7th, 2012, 3:51 AM.
                        -PNWfahren Northwest Driver's Community
                        -photos
                        [tdi wagon (sold)] [e36 m3] [e60 530i] (sold)] [f10 550i M-Sport]

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                          #13
                          I just bought T5 grandstand tickets.. and I plan on spending a lot of time around GA areas as well, through the weekend.

                          T12 lower seating appeared to be sold out already
                          -PNWfahren Northwest Driver's Community
                          -photos
                          [tdi wagon (sold)] [e36 m3] [e60 530i] (sold)] [f10 550i M-Sport]

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                            #14
                            I just want to say you are all bastards because I promised myself I would be sensible with my money this year and not have a holiday in the US but dammit y'all are tempting me!
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                              #15
                              Tempt
                              Tempt
                              Tempt
                              Tempt
                              Tempt

                              Ever feel like throwing your hard-earned cash into a wood chipper? Well, then--you should give Team Porschelump money!
                              ...- --- .-. ... .--. .-. ..- -. --. / -.. ..- .-. -.-. .... / .--. ..- ..-. ..-. .- .-.. ..- -- .--. .-.-.- /

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                                #16
                                My co-worker bought some section T12-7 tickets and has a few extras. I might have to buy one off him if I go.
                                My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                                There is no replacement for displacement.
                                - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                                ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
                                - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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                                  #17
                                  DO EET!

                                  Then it'd be the BEST TEXASMEET EVER.

                                  Ever feel like throwing your hard-earned cash into a wood chipper? Well, then--you should give Team Porschelump money!
                                  ...- --- .-. ... .--. .-. ..- -. --. / -.. ..- .-. -.-. .... / .--. ..- ..-. ..-. .- .-.. ..- -- .--. .-.-.- /

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                                    #18
                                    really think the T12 seats are going to be the best.. outside of T1 (PSL.. lame). Other than those.. most of the other grandstands look pretty good. I'm sure the GA seats will be awesome too, and that'll probably be where the real fun is
                                    -PNWfahren Northwest Driver's Community
                                    -photos
                                    [tdi wagon (sold)] [e36 m3] [e60 530i] (sold)] [f10 550i M-Sport]

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                                      #19
                                      http://circuitoftheamericas.com/tickets


                                      almost everything (other than the silly PSL seats) are sold out now. They opened up two new "bleacher grandstand" areas today.. guessing those will sell out soon now as well.
                                      -PNWfahren Northwest Driver's Community
                                      -photos
                                      [tdi wagon (sold)] [e36 m3] [e60 530i] (sold)] [f10 550i M-Sport]

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                                        #20
                                        Oh hi! I'll be in the Turn 12 grandstand with my brother and father. We'll be there that whole week, but we're flying in and renting a car, which is boring but cheaper.

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