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Watkins Glen Wine Festival Rally 2013

It's already that time. I figured I'd get a leg up on the planning this year. I want to see plenty of Smarts at Watkins Glen in 2013!!!

The 2013 Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen will be Friday July 12th - Sunday July 14th. Track time will be Saturday or Sunday morning. We will put it to vote with a poll here on SCoA.

I was hoping to gather up the troops with a huge head start, and get a much bigger group than what we had this past Summer. There's an elite group that can say they were at the inaugural event - and I think everyone had a lot of fun!

I believe it was Dave that printed out big #17s for his Smart; that was a great idea. I found good-sized Nascar number window clings (that hold surprisingly well to plastic panels) in the Auto section of a local Walmart. Needless to say, I'm going to have a big red #88 on my doors.

Event page on Smart USA Insider
Event page on 451s.com.

Best part is, we have photographic evidence to entice new visitors! So. Who else is in!?

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Wold like to be there but this conflicts with the Nationals in Denver so that's where I'll be.
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Wold like to be there but this conflicts with the Nationals in Denver so that's where I'll be.
CRAP! Stupid conflicts.

Totally understood. I made a note about just that on The Insider and 451s. I suppose it's only fitting to be fair to what is one of the largest gathering of Smarts each year.

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drinking wine or waving flags ... hmmm, which one ...
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I'll be there on July 22nd....too late.



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Being from ROC and loving wine, I'll be there.

I believe smart is the answer to life, the universe and everything. So, I think I might put on 42.
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drinking wine or waving flags ... hmmm, which one ...
Keep in mind this is a Drive-then-Wine event. No Smart-tipping.

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I'll be there on July 22nd....too late.
Not a problem; we expect you and your race car next year!

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Being from ROC and loving wine, I'll be there.

I believe smart is the answer to life, the universe and everything. So, I think I might put on 42.
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With such a huge head start, I'd love to grow this one well beyond last year's. I realize with the Denver Nationals conflict that this won't be huge, but the more the merrier! I think I have a tighter grasp on how to plan things out too. Unlike last year where I was planning at 5AM the day of.


For those that attended, would you want to make any changes to the way it was last year?

(One thing I'm going to change is get in writing the price-per-person quote. The only quirk in the day was that they claimed because we didn't buy tickets in advance, we didn't get cut a break on price. Even though Mike specifically said don't worry about getting them early. So it became $35 per person I believe instead of $25 - of course, this was after we had all arrived and were ready to go in. A couple from Canada took their free laps and had to head off to meet family - take that, 'Glen! Mike is no longer working there; he's at another track. Apparently our Smart Rally was the last thing he did - we also didn't make the Wine Festival site probably because of that.)
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Very interested in this. Hope I can go!
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Please do, the more the merrier! Spread the word, too.
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