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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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What's the lodging situation?
Lodging is same as past years. Many of us will camp out at Watkins Glen State Park. I booked a cabin way in advance so that I don't run in to the same problem I had last year of being left out with a tent at my own event until someone unfortunately had to cancel - and was nice enough to recommend what cabin he had so that I could snag it.

The Budget Inn on Main Street was also a recommended go-to. Many other Smarties stayed there.

Any way you go, you can't go wrong. So glad to see interest drummed up earlier each year!
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Is there any kind of safety inspection?
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Is there any kind of safety inspection?
Nope, they lined us all up, and we followed the pace car around the track. Granted, if you have anything big hanging off the car or any obviously dangerous or unsafe, they might stop you, but otherwise no. We did have to sign a waiver.
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Correct, no safety inspection performed other than you signing a waiver that says you will abide by their rules, and that if you wreck your car, you can't sue Watkins Glen.

You are responsible for making sure your car is up to snuff, and any risk is assumed by the driver upon entry.

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In other news, I will ask if there is a way we could run power over to our parking place if an ED decides to join.

Anyone planning to bring an Electric needs to let me know! The only one that came was last year thanks to Smart Buffalo, and it was trailered there.
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Sweet. Maybe i'll join
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For those interested. Here are two links to the video I shot last year during our Watkins Glenn meet. Keep in mind, where it shows we were going 85 MPH around the track is just an edit I put in. They will not allow that speed around the track, but that is a speed I've hit many times in my Smart on the highway.

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Will be anxious to see everyone this year and meet some new faces as well. I'll be showing off my third Smart, a 2014 Brabus!
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So who is this Mike guy that we buy tickets from?

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Sadly, I will be unable to attend this year. I'm going to a family wedding and travel expenses are eating up all my vacation funds.

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Looks like I'm going to have to back out this time. I'm going to be pretty busy in the lead up time, and my wallet's going to be particularly light by the time this rolls around (Without even getting into how much they want for a room for the night) . Maybe next time.
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I just wanted to pass along to everyone that Mike gave me Jeff's info for advanced ticket sales this year.

Shoot me a message if you're interested, and I'll pass along Jeff's info - I just don't want to publicly share it online.

Hit up the RSVP thread for Watkins Glen 2014, and let me know if you're in this year!
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