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  • Want to invest in your own race track?

    http://www.vidalinternationalspeedway.com/
    Tom "ELV15" Jones
    http://PIErats.com

  • #2
    holy engrish batman!

    we have a few of the type tracks popping up in the northeast. i don't believe any of them will be succesfull to remain open if they even build without 100% funding.
    2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Boxologist View Post
      holy engrish batman!

      we have a few of the type tracks popping up in the northeast. i don't believe any of them will be succesfull to remain open if they even build without 100% funding.
      Have you seen this one? http://www.monticellomotorclub.com

      They are clients of mine, I supplied many of the photos for the website
      www.morgansegal.com

      The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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      • #4
        Just missed the opportunity to buy the Chrysler Proving Grounds, it was only $215 Million
        www.morgansegal.com

        The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mopho View Post
          Have you seen this one? http://www.monticellomotorclub.com

          They are clients of mine, I supplied many of the photos for the website
          one of thoe locals who runs w/ the PCA groups got hired on with them. the reception from most active drivers is the same as the Lime Rock park fiasco.

          if the people who can afford to buy in do, these will be essentially golf course with out golfers. cars will seldom be driven. even less frequently will someone who can drive will use the trac to near its potential. so the lawn maitenence crew will be the only ones with regular employment.
          2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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          • #6
            Have you seen this one? http://www.monticellomotorclub.com

            They are clients of mine, I supplied many of the photos for the website
            It looks great! I would love to buy into something like this - if it was a bit (well - a lot) more affordable. 200+ track days per year! Yee Haw! I think I'd need a whole stable full of cars though.

            Mopho, the pics look great btw. :)
            Tom "ELV15" Jones
            http://PIErats.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Boxologist View Post
              one of thoe locals who runs w/ the PCA groups got hired on with them. the reception from most active drivers is the same as the Lime Rock park fiasco.

              if the people who can afford to buy in do, these will be essentially golf course with out golfers. cars will seldom be driven. even less frequently will someone who can drive will use the trac to near its potential. so the lawn maitenence crew will be the only ones with regular employment.

              Not familiar with the Lime Rock fiasco?

              Having had the luxury of having tracks to myself a few times, I would be all over this if I had that kind of money. I think it would be awesome.


              Originally posted by Elv15 View Post
              It looks great! I would love to buy into something like this - if it was a bit (well - a lot) more affordable. 200+ track days per year! Yee Haw! I think I'd need a whole stable full of cars though.

              Mopho, the pics look great btw. :)

              Thanks, there was supposed to be a Seven picture on there, doesn't appear they ended up using it
              www.morgansegal.com

              The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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              • #8
                I hate that kind of bullshit elitist, gated community approach to motorsports. Who wants to hang around w/ a bunch of snot rich f**ks while they sniff and watch Jeeves polish their cars? I very much prefer it down here in the dirt w/ all the $2.00 racers like me, and even the rich ones who aren't like me but they're out racing / competing against the me's of the world. The camaraderie is awesome.
                Chris
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                A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                • #9
                  A few points in reply to Chris's rant:
                  • I'm pretty sure I would love having a track all to myself every now and then.
                  • If I could afford Jeeves' services, he'd be in the East wing of the garage polishing and maintaining my fleet of cars right now, but I wouldn't be watching him (I'd be disciplining those naughty maids or something).
                  • If I felt like wrenching, I'd just give Jeeves the month off, paid.
                  • Lots of "snot rich folks" (NOTE: Chris, you seem to have misspelled "folks" above) are decent people, although there does seem to be a smaller percentage of them in that particular category.


                  I think the only thing I wholeheartedly agree with is the sniffing thing. I think all that sniffing would grate on me very quickly.

                  I guess I just don't equate a semi-private or club-owned track with elitism, which I dislike as much as anybody. It's not like they're talking about buying up Buttonwillow, Thunderhill, and Willow Springs to take them private. The guy just wants to build a track in the middle of nowhere to hoon about with his wealthy buddies. Rock on. Capitalism - go figure.
                  | | Sean

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                  • #10
                    We are getting something similar about 4 hours south of Seattle in Boardman, OR. Apparently they plan to generate additional income by renting the track out to the local clubs on weekends.

                    -John
                    Westfield SEiW
                    2.0L Duratec
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                    • #11
                      guess I just don't equate a semi-private or club-owned track with elitism
                      You've never actually belonged to any country clubs, have you old boy?:D
                      Chris
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                      A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                      • #12
                        I think the difference that I perceive is that with country clubs, it seems that all of the best golf courses are private, and almost all of the courses available to the general public are significantly inferior. There are very few exceptions.

                        With race tracks, it seems to be the other way around. Of course, if one can afford to build one's own track, renting out any track is a feasible option (and would be the way to go, IMO).

                        And to answer your question: No, I have never belonged to any country clubs. I have hacked up some great country club courses as a guest though!
                        | | Sean

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                        • #13
                          Article

                          Motive Magazine: Members Only- Motorsports country clubs
                          www.morgansegal.com

                          The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                          • #14
                            Pac NW and Prarie hills look like fun in my 7.

                            VIR Motorsport CC and Motorsport ranch have pricing structures i could live with. out here its 35k+ to start at min 5k/year. Skip Barber was aking/weaseling for 100k up front!
                            2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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