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#1 jonpollak

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:13

One has secured the premises of a local establishment to provide a triple play of racing entertainment this Sunday.
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Monaco/Indy/Charlotte will be on the 2 HD widescreens via satellite at the Panther Pub. Reigate, Surrey, England
We have a late licence granted us by the landlord and a special rate of £2.00 pints for Carlsberg and Green King Ales.
Free Hi Speed WiFi access is offered as well.

The Schedule is as follows

12:00-15:00 Formula One Monaco (BBC coverage)
15:00-18:00 Football stuff (Sky Sports 1/3)
18:00-??? Indianapolis 500 (Sky Sports 3)
???-??? Charlotte 600 (Sky Sports 3)

Full Replays of the Monaco race will be running on an additional screen near the darts area... :drunk:

The address is
50 Croydon Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0NH
Google maps...Panther Pub


Check it out Race Fans
Jp

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#2 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:19

Son, it's a good thing you travel, because you live on the end of the earth.

#3 jonpollak

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:26

Son, it's a good thing you travel, because you live on the end of the earth.


Sorry, that photo just came back from the chemist yesterday.
Anyway..Your busy that day right?

Jp

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:32

On the other side of the pond here, will be in Indy for the race - still I wanted to throw in my :up: A great idea that should make for a fun day. It would be a lot of fun to watch F1 regularly with a group of fellow enthusiasts. For that matter, IndyCar too! The only thing around here on the television in bar settings is NASCAR. Have a great time and I hope you have a respectable turnout.

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#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:35

Sorry, that photo just came back from the chemist yesterday.
Anyway..Your busy that day right?

Jp


Up past sunset doing Monaco GP stuff, quick break to check in at Indy, then to bed early since I am also doing Autosport's paper version on Monday, and that is one of the most difficult press days of the year since everyone is racing this weekend :mad:


But I dream of the day I can celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, and the gateway to summer, on this fine isle with the mother of all Motorsport BBQ's. And I don't mean upside down in the short-chute with a leaking fuel cell. Though Indy 2016 is on my mind...

#6 Russ Snyder

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:44

I wish i could attend, a lovely idea.

I shall be watching F1 with pancakes & the works....

move onto Hot dogs & Hamburgers for the Indy500....

and Pizza while the 600 is running.

it race day heaven for some of us. and race day hell for others (wives,GF's lol)

#7 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:49

Oh I definitely preferred this weekend in America. It was much more better timed for a full day. In the UK it doesn't kick off until 1pm with Monaco.

Hell I discovered F1 by accident one Indy Sunday because I was so impatient waiting for the 500 I was flipping channels and found the last 10 laps of the Grand Prix. And thought "what the hell is a Renault".

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 23:54

Well wish I was on that side of the pond sounds like fun. Just going to suffer my way through it starting my day at 5 AM for the GP but will raise a pint or 2 in your direction. :drunk:

#9 Mat

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:01

Great idea Jp.

I will be at the CDT for Monaco GP but then Indy 500 doesnt start until 3-4am Monday morning our time, so ive organised a day off, will have lots of bacon, eggs and coffee for Indy and go right through until about 2pm Monday when Coke 600 will finish.

I wish we could get the CDT to stay open all night, i just dont think i can drink enough to make it worth their while!

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#10 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:42

Before this sinks like a stone...

The landlord has asked me for a "bump"
(Not the rock and roll type but one of the marketing kind)
Jp

#11 Buford

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:42

Before this sinks like a stone...

The landlord has asked me for a "bump"
(Not the rock and roll type but one of the marketing kind)
Jp


Place looks haunted.

#12 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 18:12

Place looks haunted.

Just like the Brickyard...

If things actually start kicking off there maybe I will post on a Play by Play account of the silliness that transpires right here.

Jp

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 19:12

Just like the Brickyard...

If things actually start kicking off there maybe I will post on a Play by Play account of the silliness that transpires right here.

Jp


Sure would love to join you. As for ghosts at the Brickyard... here is a recollection i posted in 1994.

http://forums.autosp...w...iser&st=280

I remember going over to the garage area with a friend, former mechanic on my own team who was on the Newman Haas team the night before the 500. It was 3 AM. Nobody was supposed to be in the garage area. We pulled up to the gate in the Budweiser team van and told the guard we needed to check if a generator was tuned off. He said we could not go in. Then he said, "Do you have a hat?" We gave him some Bud and a hat and some stickers, he let us in. My friend and I walked through the rows of garages, just us. It was dead quiet. Off in the distance we could hear the fans, the firecrackers. But it was silent where we were. We walked along in silence ourselves. I swear there were ghosts of the past, not haunting us, welcoming us. It was spine chilling. Corny but true. We were overwhelmed. Finally my friend spoke. He said, "Can you believe this? Just us man. We made it! This is Indy and we are here!" I said "You are man. You made it. I am just along for the ride." He said, "If it hadn't been for you, neither of us would be here. You made it too." We both had tears in our eyes and we were both tough dudes.



#14 jonpollak

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 15:02

Looks I am gonna be a little late getting there Sunday.
Should get there just before Indy starts at 6pm
Ask for Roy or Ian behind the bar.

Jp