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Old 04-20-2010, 05:42 AM   #76
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You got that right....lol

Oh, we are definitely listening and talking about it. Making plans now to get everyone one board is the better idea. More planning further out means less stress later on.

And no...we don't want to put out the West coasters... nor the east cost guys either.

We want everyone to be happy. We're working on it! Promise!
That is why I said Kansas. Center of the USA pretty much.
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I vote for any MAJOR NASCAR TRACK!!! Atlanta motor speedway, Talladega.... Something where we can see what our cars can do BEYOND 10 to 14 seconds at a time!!! 10 laps at 155 mph!!!!! THAT sounds good to me!!!
can you imagine the insurance headaches for that , don't think something like that would ever happen , sorry to say
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Infineon? Laguna Seca?
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Infineon? Laguna Seca?
Laguna is awesome , but can you imagine how many Camaros would be running into each other , maybe if you have everyone sign waivers , but don't think their insurance companies would be to thrilled about a claim put in for an accident on the Laguna Seca track
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Infineon is the ideal set up for an event like this imo. They have a drag strip, a full road course, lots of parking etc. Laguna has the corkscrew, a HUGE paddock area for autox and vendor tents, but I don't remember there being a drag strip there...
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Infineon is the ideal set up for an event like this imo. They have a drag strip, a full road course, lots of parking etc. Laguna has the corkscrew, a HUGE paddock area for autox and vendor tents, but I don't remember there being a drag strip there...
When did you become a Mod Mindz how I missed that , Oh well Grats
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I don't expect a huge event in Montana anytime soon, but I'd sure like to be able to make one of these events some day. I could get to Vegas in one day, so I vote for that!
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Heartland park Kansas Topeka is a Awsome Facility right middle in the US and what better place other than a place called Heartland right center of the US.
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Thanks! It's probably because I got bored of the PWA at night...
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I say it has to be back at the same place, perfect facility, not to crowded...could you imagine trying to do a cruise in Vegas??? The track wants us back, restaurants are posting on our forum thanking us and already offering things if we come back.

It's fine for you... you live IN GA. How long was your commute? An hour or two?

How about those of us that don't?

I didn't go because it would have cost me over $1000.00 in GAS and tolls to get there and back... not to mention 5 days of travel time.

I would like to see an east coast event and a west coast event.

For the east, how about VA motorsports park? B/C it's centrally located..
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can you imagine the insurance headaches for that , don't think something like that would ever happen , sorry to say
actually our GA/FL Corvette Caravan did Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2003 and Road Atlanta in 2009 and you could buy "hot laps" for both. I'm not sure how the insurance works but obviously you will sign a release and I guarantee your personal auto coverage will not cover any damage/injury.
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actually our GA/FL Corvette Caravan did Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2003 and Road Atlanta in 2009 and you could buy "hot laps" for both. I'm not sure how the insurance works but obviously you will sign a release and I guarantee your personal auto coverage will not cover any damage/injury.
That's pretty much what I said
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Here's a thought : Having the 2nd C5 Fest more central between the
US and Canada so that more Canadians can join in on the fun!
Believe me most of us really wanted to participate. But, driving 3 days or more there, and back is crazy! Here's another thought for the road, how about during the summer!
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Kansas.... thats the same exact distance as GA for me and it is centrally located BUT... you need to look at popultion desity...

There are more people within a days drive to Lexington, KY then any other city. I suggest having it somewhere centrally located to the POPULATION DENSITY not the GEOGRAPHY of the country. Sure, it screws the people on the west coast but so what, they live on the west coast... They have 70 degrees and sunny year round!

I think you would see more people attend if it were around KY or TN... problem is where? SGMP was awesome and i'd have no problems going back there and I'd make it a longer trip. Maybe spend a few days in Savannah.
There is a road course (Bluegrass), a circle track (KY Speedway) and a NHRA drag strip (Edgewater) all in the area near Cincinnati, but they are separated by a few miles and not all in one race park. The circle track and road course are only a couple of miles, but the drag strip is about 45 minutes away.


I wasn't able to come this year, so it doesn't matter to me where it is held next time, I plan to attend. Good luck to whoever has to figure out when/where to hold the event. Putting things like this together are a tremendous effort and I applaud those who (I am told) did a great job!
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I hope you all realize you will NEVER please EVERYONE. Its always going to be too far for someone. I am likely in regardless of the location. Unless its on the West Coast. I draw the line there.

Kansas seems the smartest... Very few people from Kansas but NYC is 1300 miles, Corpus Christi is 900 miles and LAX is 1600 miles... Seems fairly central.

SGMP for me was 695 miles compared to 710 miles to Topeka, so I don't care... Central seems like it may be a good idea. But Vegas is 2000 miles... not gonna do that!
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Kansas seems the smartest...
(Disclaimer: Apex Motorsports plans to sponsor and attend 2011 C5Fest regardless of venue. We are eager to see the ball start rolling!)

I agree that you will never please everyone, but the only thing Kansas would accomplish is it would be inconvenient for everyone. Population density in the middle of the country is super low and causes practically everyone to have to travel a very long way. I don't see many west coasters crossing the Rockies or many east coasters traveling much past the Mississippi River. Not to mention, how many locations in that part of the country have the infrastructure to suddenly support a few thousand extra people.

If your looking for maximum participation at one location then the eastern US seems like the obvious choice. The majority of the hard work would already be taken care of if C5Fest just returned to the same location, or you could choose a more central location in the eastern US like Kentucky or Tennessee. Anywhere in the Nashville, Louisville, Cinncinnatti region places you within about 600 miles of 60% of the US population. Other than that, there isn't very much that makes sense when you take personal preference out of the equation.
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Mark... I am SO in for that... much more exciting that a 12 or 13 second ride...

and the auto x is fun, just too short!


Someone mentioned Mid-Ohio, It is a road course, dont think there is a drag but thought I'd toss it out there...
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I think that it should be more central located other wise we can loose alot of our west coast members because they would never do a cross country drive. Find a couple good spots and different locations and do a vote, I know I am close to Kansas City and they have a KCIR drag racing track and there is a national corvette gathering there.
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Nebraska is smack dab in the middle.......we have corn and stuff like that! Now who doesnt like corn? I actually think kansas has some speedways!
I believe Kansas is the geographic center of the CONUS...
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I'm from Tallahassee, FL but wasn't able to attend this year (car was in the shop b/c of an accident plus wedding in the next few weeks put a squash on my finances for a bit).

Tallhassee, FL is only about 2 hours away but I'm saying we have it in Las Vegas next year. And then alternate years, Valdosta, Vegas, Valdosta, Vegas..etc.

Vegas is western but it's not all the way on the California coast either, plus a lot of people will go for the car meet and as a vacation to Vegas.

I think alternating east/west is the most fair way to do it so that everyone gets a chance to participate...plus I know if Camaro5fest is in Vegas next year I'll be putting in my time away from work form today!
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Keep in mind IF it's located in Texas or Kansas there will likely be double the attendance there was this year. Or maybe even more; so planning has to take into account the impact that many cars and people will have on the local area. Enough lodging? Gas stations? Street access? Parking? etc.

I live fairly close to the California Speedway and I can tell you when there's a big event it hammers everything for miles around. It's hard to get around town because of traffic, roads get "redirected" by the local police, long lines at gas stations, restaurants, etc. if you can even find a parking space.

So for an event of this magnitude the access into and out of (near a major highway) and the impact 1,000 vehicles suddenly arriving will have. I saw the pictures people posted of the incredibly long line of cars to get to the track that day; double that number of cars if the event is pulling from both coasts. It's not just going across country but how the roads are situated; after looking at the map Heartland Park in Kansas looks like it has good location for the two interstate arteries coming from both northern and southern California. Looks good coming from the north, south and east too. That actually looks like a pretty good location access-wise as long as the area can handle the traffic.

Lots to consider but getting started now is the smart thing.
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