Less than three weeks as of this post. Anyone going?
I'll be following in the "touring" class with my speedster. A few other speedster friends from the wet side of WA will be coming too.
We promise not to get in the way of you "stock" T folks.
Tom, I very disappointed and sad that I will not be able to attend this year's run. My daughter is getting married up in Canada and the dates don't allow both.
I heard that Garrett will have another new rookie driver this year on the Green Team. A young GAL from the Long Beach club!
Good Luck to all of you and have a safe run!
Being a rookie at this T stuff, I would like to make a trip to Libby for this event. Obviously not taking my T, right now it is a painted frame and a pile of parts. Just want to come and learn what I can.
When during event is the best time to visit?
inspection day should be spent with my dad (his birthday) so I would have to take him with.
The 18th is surgery day for my son so that is a no.
Do the cars return to Libby each evening?
Is inspection day open to public roaming around cars?
are the daily routes published? can a person catch up with them in a different town?
What would be the best arrangement spending time with people and cars?
Steve, I would plan on going over on Sunday for the inspection and staying for the Monday of the race if you can. If you can't do that, I'd just go Monday and follow them along. Inspection day isn't really all that interesting, the first day of the race everybody will be in a good mood and all the cars will be running, everybody will be sorting out the other cars and drivers and there will be some interesting stops where you can probably get as good a look at the cars as you will on inspection day. You're close enough to be there in the morning before they head out, spend the day with them taking some video, meet some of the guys and girls at the stops and head back to Libby with them for the early evening. That's what I would do, your mileage may vary.
I like the Monday Idea better, it fits the schedule much better. Maybe I can do that. I'm close enough to travel a.m. and be there until late and still get home at a reasonable time of night.
The 500 is like a lot of things, funner than heck to do but not too exciting to watch after you've watched about 25 of them coming up a hill at 30 mph a couple dozen times. The front runners bunch up and the other straggle along behind. It's sure fun to go on, I keep thinking I'm going to get my car running again but never have any time to work on anything of my own. This one last ran in the 500 in the 70's or early 80's.
I guess it will just be me and Walt, and maybe Steve.
Tom, I will be in Seattle for daughter graduation, celebration, etc. One of these years, I will attend and soak in all the details I can of how to tune a T to the degree most of the competitors have. Wish you a great safe event this year. Looking back at previous years data, it is not always the best car that wins as anything can happen.