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Poll: If you could visit only one motor race, which would you choose? (153 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Monaco Grand Prix (54 votes [35.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.29%

  2. Italian Grand Prix (17 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Dutch TT (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Spanish MotoGP race (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  5. Daytona 500 (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  6. Indy 500 (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  7. British GP (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  8. Bathurst 1000 (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  9. Rally Monte Carlo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Le Mans 24 Hours (26 votes [16.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.99%

  11. Rally Finland (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  12. Somewhere else (32 votes [20.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.92%

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#1 jeze

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 13:56

I'd choose Daytona 500, because of the all out action throughout the race and the huge prestige in winning it. I'd decline Le Mans, because in 9 cases of 10 there's no interest for overall honuors the last seven hours, while the traffic jams at Indy would drive me crazy. At Daytona, you can always stay until the dawn before going home :lol:

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#2 F575 GTC

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:03

Out of those you listed i'd go with Le Mans, however i've voted for others because the one i'd most like to go see is the Spa 24 Hours with the FIA GT cars, especially this year if the DSC/British GT/Belgium GT race idea gets the go ahead :D

#3 jeze

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:08

Originally posted by F575 GTC
Out of those you listed i'd go with Le Mans, however i've voted for others because the one i'd most like to go see is the Spa 24 Hours with the FIA GT cars, especially this year if the DSC/British GT/Belgium GT race idea gets the go ahead :D


I considered including Spa, but I felt that I had to include a couple of rallies as well! Anyway, a great choice of event :up:

#4 Enzoluis

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:08

Spa.

#5 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:10

Spa, but what is on the list Monaco... considering its paid for :p

#6 metz

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:10

Spa.

#7 jeze

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:12

I should've included the Belgian Grand Prix, but anyway, damn :drunk:

#8 TheD2JBug

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:19

I wanna do Indy once

#9 metz

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 14:25

Originally posted by Lazy Prodigy
Spa, but what is on the list Monaco... considering its paid for :p

Monaco can be affordable.
Stay at a low cost hotel in Nice and take the train daily. A 25 min ride takes you right to the track.
Monaco is good for atmosphere but a terrible track with no passing.

#10 fifi

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:08

i wanna do Monaco GP at least once

#11 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:13

Already been to Monaco in 06, would now like to visit the Nordschiefe when the 24 hours is on or the Isle of Man TT.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:19

I would love to see Monza, especially the old bankings.

#13 Buttoneer

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:30

Le Mans - the whole experience will linger for an entire day.

#14 BRK

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:31

All of them.But if I had to pick one,it'd probably be the Belgian Grand Prix,followed home by the Isle of Man Super TT.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:32

Another one for Spa, I’ve been to 8 of the last 10 Grand Prix there and never get tired of it :cool:

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:38

I've already been to a Spa GP, Monza GP and LeMans, which would have been my first three choices from this list, so I voted other.

Suzuka for a GP please :)

Although any NASCAR race would be 5th on my list.

#17 Cenotaph

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:46

Spa 24 hours would be my choice, no doubt!

#18 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:48

Le Mans is the probably the most amount of motorsport if you're only allowed one. The whole town just converts for a week. You have the drivers parade in the town. You have the campsites and drag strip antics. The atmosphere, and then you have the mammoth race itself.
Where EVER you walk in the town, you'll see people in flipflops and shorts with a General Permit ticket hanging around their necks. On the run down there, and on the way back, you're surrounded by Ferrari's and TVR's etc.
It's an epic road-journey to get there, rather than flying and staying in Hotel as perhaps you would with a GP.
You've got the camping with it's associated BBQ's.

Although I've been twice now, so I'd probably chose Monaco GP for next time.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:50

Originally posted by RoutariEnjinu
Le Mans is the probably the most amount of motorsport if you're only allowed one. The whole town just converts for a week.


I picked Le Mans too but I'd have to disagree about the whole town getting into it.

On the Friday before Le Mans last year we went out in downtown Le Mans and it was totally dead.

Aside from the track it is a pretty drab little place.

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#20 stevvy1986

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:52

even though i've been to Le Mans about 8 times, i still have to vote for it

#21 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:55

Originally posted by potmotr


I picked Le Mans too but I'd have to disagree about the whole town getting into it.

On the Friday before Le Mans last year we went out in downtown Le Mans and it was totally dead.

Aside from the track it is a pretty drab little place.


I've only been twice. Maybe we just subconsciously followed the mobs around :lol:

#22 potmotr

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:56

Originally posted by RoutariEnjinu


I've only been twice. Maybe we just subconsciously followed the mobs around :lol:


The parties at the track and on the roads near the track were pretty awesome, aside from when part of the mob opened the door of our passing car and tried to drag Mrs Potmotr out...!

#23 JPW

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 17:09

Originally posted by potmotr

I picked Le Mans too but I'd have to disagree about the whole town getting into it.

On the Friday before Le Mans last year we went out in downtown Le Mans and it was totally dead.

Aside from the track it is a pretty drab little place.

Of course the whole town is into it even scruteneering takes place downtown during the week with many people watching it.
Then on Friday it's the classic british welcome just north of the town where thousands watch the cars and have a wonderful time.

Dunno where you went on Friday but from 5pm the town was filled with many thousands of people watching the drivers parade and the supercars on display.

Then watched the football on a big screen (France-Netherlands) with loads of people and had dinner and drinks until the last tram to get back to the track for the traditional Friday-night parties.
Maybe you went to the wrong places?

#24 tifosi

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 17:41

Originally posted by jeze
I'd choose Daytona 500, because of the all out action throughout the race and the huge prestige in winning it. I'd decline Le Mans, because in 9 cases of 10 there's no interest for overall honuors the last seven hours, while the traffic jams at Indy would drive me crazy. At Daytona, you can always stay until the dawn before going home :lol:


A corowker of mine is a HUGE NASCAR fan. She lives a few minutes from Kanapolis. She went to Daytona 2 years ago. Reported there is no way in hell whe would ever do that again. Her and her husband go to between 3 and 5 NASCAR races a year, but she said Daytoa was by far the worst experience ever.

#25 rce

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 17:48

From the list I voted for Rally Finland...but in truth...Spa would be my number one choice.

#26 Mark A

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 18:05

been to a few on the List, so of those I haven't been to it has to be the Daytona 500, really want to go and see a big NASCAR event oneday.


Le Mans is an awesome event, and I went to see the Monte Carlo rally the best year in recent history, 1994 when Paddy Hopkirk and Timo Makinnen went back to compete in Mini Coopers. Also before the Concentration run was canned and it was a proper event, same thing for the RAC Rally, never been to see the Rally of Wales.

GP's are fun but ultimately too clinical as an event to visit.

#27 Alfisti

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 18:15

Monte Carlo i think, been to Monza and a few of the others but F1 in close proximity is gonna be great.

Bathurst is a great race live, 6 hours is pretty much the perfect length for endurance racing and the cars across the top of the mountain look like nothing else in motorsport today.

#28 Jedi_F1

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 18:55

As a belgian.. I don't see the One in the list=

Belgian GP - Spa-Francorchamps! :cool:

#29 zooropa21

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 18:57

SPA

This is a must in any list.

#30 Alfisti

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 18:59

Originally posted by zooropa21
SPA

This is a must in any list.


Getting there and getting out are SUCH a bitch though.

#31 Peter Leversedge

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 23:21

Knoxville Sprint Car Nationals
Made it to the 1981 Nationals, the last non wing Nationals but wouild like to return and see a winged Nationals

#32 Saint Devote

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:08

Monte Carlo of course!

#33 klyster

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:07

Belgian Grand Prix for me please :D

Or maybe LeMans 24?........

#34 Craven Morehead

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:08

Originally posted by fifi
i wanna do Monaco GP at least once


I wanna do Monica at least once too. :up:





.. She's our receptionist and hotter than a day at the Malaysian GP.

#35 Kooper

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:19

Overseas, the Belgian GP, Japanese GP at Suzuka and the Isle of Man Super TT.

In the states, night race at Bristol and ride on the back of Rossi's bike at Laguna Seca ;)

#36 WillG

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:54

As much as I would like to see the Monaco GP, my #1 would have to be the Indy 500.

#37 krapmeister

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:04

Bathurst. Never been, but want to go.

Have been to Le Mans and the British GP from the list. Would've loved to have gone to the Indy 500 back in the CART gory days...

#38 travbrad

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:15

Spa/Belgian GP

Le Mans would be cool too, or Spa 24hrs.

I'm too broke to even afford the plane ticket though, anyone wanna spot me a few hundred bucks?;)

#39 VresiBerba

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:16

Voted 'somewhere else', as I would really like to go and watch Nascar at Bristol.

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#40 postajegenye

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:20

I voted Le Mans. :love:

#41 ashnathan

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:43

Spa, Eu Rouge stand. On the list, Monaco but not in a grand stand, in an appartment, would feel sort of at home as when Indy rolls into Surfers Paradise im perched on a balcony watching them fly by :) A1 GP this year though!