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      08-31-2012 11:35 AM #1
      I'll be passing through on my way to DC so I'm stopping by to check it out. GA tickets are $50. Meh, not bad but i feel like parking will rape me.


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      08-31-2012 11:36 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by poopie View Post
      I'll be passing through on my way to DC so I'm stopping by to check it out. GA tickets are $50. Meh, not bad but i feel like parking will rape me.
      I paid $10 to park directly across from the stadiums last year. (Less than a mile from a track entrance.) I have to work on Saturday.

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      08-31-2012 11:38 AM #3
      i got the living social email, but i didn't really decide to go until the last minute. Should be fun though! Were there drink specials in the inner harbor thats gated in?

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      08-31-2012 11:49 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by poopie View Post
      i got the living social email, but i didn't really decide to go until the last minute. Should be fun though! Were there drink specials in the inner harbor thats gated in?
      Getting ready to head down now, also going tomorrow.

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      08-31-2012 11:52 AM #5
      Going on credentials. I didn't attend last year, so I'm looking forward to it.
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      08-31-2012 12:05 PM #6
      I'll be going tomorrow. Luckily I live in the city, and near the light rail so parking won't be an issue for me. Anyone that's driving in, consider parking further out in the city and taking the light rail in. Save yourself the headache of parking down there.

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      08-31-2012 12:07 PM #7
      anyone getting rid of tickets before i purchase from ticketmaster?

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      08-31-2012 12:15 PM #8
      I won't be there, but my co-workers of McLaren Philadelphia will be. Go see them, look for the Volcano Orange MP4 on display.
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      08-31-2012 12:25 PM #9
      My colleague here next to me lives in downtown Baltimore, and he's going to spend the weekend with his folks.

      He's not really a fan of auto racing, so I can't blame him.

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      08-31-2012 12:30 PM #10
      I'm heading down tomorrow for the ALMS race. Missed it last year and saw the Indy car race instead on Sunday. Luckily I can take the Metro all the way down there.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      08-31-2012 12:33 PM #11
      I was at the Friday practice/qualifying last year. Going to the ALMS race tomorrow, seats by the hairpin turn.
      Deal with it.
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      08-31-2012 12:50 PM #12
      I am going for saturday!

    13. 08-31-2012 01:00 PM #13
      I purchased my tickets from livingsocial, $30

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      08-31-2012 01:39 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by poopie View Post
      I'll be passing through on my way to DC so I'm stopping by to check it out. GA tickets are $50. Meh, not bad but i feel like parking will rape me.
      Heading down tomorrow morning for the ALMS race and paddock fun. Parking in Timonium and taking light rail into the city to avoid the traffic. Traffic view on Google Maps already shows it is a mess downtown.
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      08-31-2012 02:43 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by poopie View Post
      Meh, not bad but i feel like parking will rape me.
      you dont have to park to get raped in baltimore.
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      08-31-2012 02:48 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Volvo_D View Post
      you dont have to park to get raped in baltimore.
      They 'doin drive bys now?

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      08-31-2012 02:49 PM #17
      My awesome uncle got a table at the Andretti Club, driving down after work tonight. Cant Wait

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      09-01-2012 12:23 AM #18
      My brothers are going. I would love to join them, but I potentially have too much work to get done tomorrow, and Friday I'm scheduled to do an auto-x event with my brother in a couple F430s, picked em up off Groupon awhile ago. So given the choice of skipping one or the other to get some work done... Well...
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      09-01-2012 12:31 AM #19
      I will be there ...looking forward to ALMS series not really into the open wheeled racing on Sunday so much. Last year was a blast. Got wasted and lost my sandals , Had to walk around bare-foot all night and in Baltimore thatis never a wise move. Surprisingly enough not one needle or shard of broken glass was encountered....very impressed with the way the harbor was cleaned up. I thinks this racing series (booked for 5 years/3 remaining) is a great thing for the City. Gosh knows it needs it.!!!!!!

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      09-01-2012 06:48 AM #20
      So, now I'm going to the Sunday race too.
      Deal with it.
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      09-01-2012 07:26 AM #21
      What's up with the tire barrier chicane? Why did they scrapped last year's curbing? If someone gets it wrong, then they have to yellow flag it to re-stack the tires.

      On the other hand, if you get it wrong with the curbing, you just straight line it and give the position back.

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      09-01-2012 09:28 AM #22
      can someone tell me, if I really have to buy tickets, or no? Maybe there are some spots to watch the race from the streets?

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      09-01-2012 09:32 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by poopie View Post
      but i feel like parking will rape me.
      No, that's just the vibe Baltimore puts out.

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      09-01-2012 09:38 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      What's up with the tire barrier chicane? Why did they scrapped last year's curbing? If someone gets it wrong, then they have to yellow flag it to re-stack the tires.
      On the other hand, if you get it wrong with the curbing, you just straight line it and give the position back.
      They scraped the chicane cause they wanted the cars to go faster. Bad idea. The tire barrier is only temporary for yesterday. They are going to replace it with chicanes for race days.
      It was pretty awesome to see the M3 spun around and hit the wall yesterday though, after getting on the throttle too early.

      Quote Originally Posted by marikUA View Post
      can someone tell me, if I really have to buy tickets, or no? Maybe there are some spots to watch the race from the streets?
      Unless you live in one of those multistory houses around the track you won't see anything unless you buy a ticket. You do get free sound though

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      09-01-2012 09:54 AM #25
      Working all weekend. Same as last year.

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      09-01-2012 11:56 AM #26
      Getting ready to head down there now. Going to check out the ALMS paddock and the exotic car corral.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      09-01-2012 01:41 PM #27
      At the Marriott above T12. Hanging out here until the weather breaks.
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      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      09-02-2012 01:11 PM #29
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      Deal with it.
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      09-03-2012 12:00 AM #31
      i had a great time! will definitely splurge for paddock access next year. The sights and especially the sounds were great. The way the sounds echo off the buildings was great. The alms race was awesome too.

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