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      04-10-2010, 09:13 AM   #23
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i'm flying up there with 4 other car nuts did the drive before too long
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      04-10-2010, 12:16 PM   #24
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Me and my bro are stock (minus splitters, blacklines, and black grills) lol.

Please take lots of pics. If you dont mind me asking, about how much does the total trip run you (airfare, hotel, partying, tickets, etc)? Thanks!

Since it would be a total waste to spend 2K for a "typical" Monaco GP package many sites offer (some don't include race ticket), I decided to just go on a bigger vacation instead.

It was nearly 700 bucks for a ticket at the harbor. I was dumb to use my bank account instead of a credit card and I was charged another 20 bucks for a conversion fee. I figured I will never do this again, so I wanted one of the best seats in the house. The cheapest ticket is about 100 Euro I believe, but you'd be standing on a hill at Anthony Noghes.

I spent about 1500 on a plane ticket going from San Diego to Milan, then Nice, then back to San Diego. I say Nice because almost nobody stays in Monaco during the weekend except the filthy rich. The cheapest place I found in the city was 1400 a night.

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- Monaco GP ticket 700
- Plane ticket 1500. But I think if you only stayed in Nice a ticket can be found for about 1100-1300.
- Hotel is about 100 a night in Milan for a week. We'll be in Nice for four days; I didn't see how much the hotel was. I'm guessing less than 200 a night. Hotel is being split between me and my mom. Dad is going on a motorcycle trip to Alaska in June so he can't afford to go.
- I am guessing around 300-500 for train tickets (Euro Rail).

Take into account I haven't put the cost of a new DSLR I bought, or a Ferrari/Lamborghini/Pagani museum/factory tour... or Ferrari F430 rental... or bus passes... souvenirs... or food...

Before this I was contemplating the BMW Performance Kit or a Dinan Flash. But they'd only be fun for maybe a few months.
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Me and my bro are stock (minus splitters, blacklines, and black grills) lol.

Please take lots of pics. If you dont mind me asking, about how much does the total trip run you (airfare, hotel, partying, tickets, etc)? Thanks!
$1300 for three silver tickets, $350+taxes for 5 nights stay (at the student residences - they are appts that the kid vacate in the summer - near the Metro but don't have AC), just sleep there anyway, otherwise we live at the track. Airfare is on points and partying - priceless!
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      04-10-2010, 01:43 PM   #26
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Will be at Stand 15, just booked my tickets . Bringing the //M up for a nice road trip.

Question - did anyone else book through F1.com? They just gave me a voucher, it says the stand number but not the seat numbers. Is there a way to figure out your seat numbers before you get to the track and get the real tickets?
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      04-10-2010, 02:36 PM   #27
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Also, any feedback about Grandstand 15? are the seats decent, if anyone has been to the Canadian GP before?
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      04-10-2010, 03:14 PM   #28
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Grand stand 15 is great. Best seats are Paddock (for the baller perspective)
But for action any of the 2 in the Senna Curves, and any of the three in the hairpin. They all have a giant screen to watch all the action happening away from your position.


I won't be making it this year, for 1) I am going to Watkins Glen for HPDE, and 2) I was probably not going anyways.

I have been so many times in the past. If you guys get here a few days earlier, don't forget the parties, the concerts, the nice people watching on Boulevard Saint Laurent, on Peel St. and on Crescent St.

As for me I have already planned my F1 event (still need tickets since they are not on sale yet) to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Oh yeah... I' can be a baller too.
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      04-10-2010, 03:33 PM   #29
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I'm at #1 - don't know my seats yet but the tickets are in the mail! Will let you guys know!
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Will be at Stand 15, just booked my tickets . Bringing the //M up for a nice road trip.

Question - did anyone else book through F1.com? They just gave me a voucher, it says the stand number but not the seat numbers. Is there a way to figure out your seat numbers before you get to the track and get the real tickets?
Should've booked through the circuit directly. Tickets are cheaper. But a lot of places will only tell you if you call or when the tickets are in hand already, which will be another two weeks.
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      04-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #31
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Should've booked through the circuit directly. Tickets are cheaper. But a lot of places will only tell you if you call or when the tickets are in hand already, which will be another two weeks.
I would have, but they didn't have two seats together in any of the sections I wanted.
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Will be at Stand 15, just booked my tickets . Bringing the //M up for a nice road trip.

Question - did anyone else book through F1.com? They just gave me a voucher, it says the stand number but not the seat numbers. Is there a way to figure out your seat numbers before you get to the track and get the real tickets?
I booked through the circuit itself. Order in December, then had to wait until January for them to confirm I would get tickets (previous race attendees got preference). Next thing I see a debit on my Visa, and then finally a couple of weeks ago I get an e-mail saying they are just starting to send tickets out starting in April. Not exactly the most confidence inspiring system but it seems like the norm.
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      04-11-2010, 05:01 AM   #33
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I'm making a road trip out of it. I'm driving from Memphis to New York, and then on to Montreal. My hotel is a block away from the intersection of Rue Crescent and St. Catherine. That's the party area and the street where the manufacturers do all their PR over the weekend. My race tickets are on the seventh row at the exit of the hairpin. Right now, grand total is $1600.
I am driving from DC to meetup my brother in NY/NJ maybe we can all drive together
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I am driving from DC to meetup my brother in NY/NJ maybe we can all drive together
I'm going up from NJ as well.
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      04-12-2010, 03:27 PM   #35
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I'm going up from NJ as well.
i'll meetup my brother at Dover-Rockaway area.. where are you at at when are you leaving?
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i'll meetup my brother at Dover-Rockaway area.. where are you at at when are you leaving?
Leaving Friday in the late-afteroon/evening. I'm in Central NJ near Freehold, NJ.
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since my car is not paid off and do not have the title, would it be a problem gettin into canada?
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since my car is not paid off and do not have the title, would it be a problem gettin into canada?
not one bit. you have registration, it's not stolen, you're golden.
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