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Billava
Bill Heath
Missouri
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Registered:
03/04/2013 09:54AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB Roadster GM 3.4

British V8 2015
Posted by: Billava
Date: January 01, 2015 12:02PM

Happy New Year to all!

Question: Is anyone registering with the GOF Central, which runs concurrent with British V8 2015, so you can do the Indy 500 track experience?

Bill


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4309 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 01, 2015 12:23PM



rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2387 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 01, 2015 05:20PM

Sounds cool!


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
(80 posts)

Registered:
09/09/2011 10:06AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: DonB
Date: January 02, 2015 10:55AM

Sandy and I will be at V8 2015 driving the Faux-ari...

As i understand it... In addition to the drive around the Indy Track... I believe there will be an airshow to attend... as well as their usual fun runs. I also think the 500 drive is open to only the first 100 entries to GOF but that needs to be fact checked.

We'll be over there to see a bunch of our Pre-war MG (NAMMMR) friends who will also be attending GOF.

Indy should be hopping with LBCs all week!

Don B.


Billava
Bill Heath
Missouri
(12 posts)

Registered:
03/04/2013 09:54AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB Roadster GM 3.4

Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: Billava
Date: January 02, 2015 11:47AM

After I registered, it showed 28 spots left for the track drive-around.

See you in Indy!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1401 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 02, 2015 09:19PM

Indy is a very hard town in which to coordinate car-related events. Most of the weekends available during the summer were booked well over a year ago (We got booked about a year ago.) We compete with several racing events held at IMS (Indy 500, Brickyard 400, Indy Grand Prix, motorcycle racing, etc) in addition to street rod shows, etc, held in the area and at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

We were unaware of GoF Central being held on the north end when we blocked our hotel; had we known, we would have probably chosen a different weekend to hold BritishV8 2015 if at all possible.

I hope you guys will be registering for BritishV8 as your primary event and will be using our hotel. I'm working on the registration form..

Two important things to remember about IMS.....events such as ours or GoF Central can be bumped if a race team, tire manufacturer, or larger venue wishes to rent the facility ....realize, too, that the lap on the oval of the IMS will be at parade lap speed. They typically run radar and will reprimand violators. Those of you who attended Indy 96 will remember the 35mph speed limit that was enforced. (See photo #2)

These three photos were taken of my MGC on the Formula One track in September 2000 (the year that Formula One returned to the United States and began a seven year run at IMS)

Indy Turn 13 - Radar.jpg

Front Stretch.jpg

Indy Turn 3.jpg

Don't get me wrong...it is truly an experience to drive on either the oval or the road course at IMS (I've driven both the oval and the road course at parade lap speeds)....but your speeds are NOT going be those we've experienced at other tracks (Road America, Virginia International, Sebring, etc).

We have BritishV8 2015 arrivals on Wednesday, July 15th...with activities beginning on Thursday. (Plan on something happening in the parking lot on Wednesday evening, though!) A professional tech session on auto detailing; a visit to Ray Skillman Collector Car Showroom; a visit to the Dalarra Indy Car Chassis Factory, a trip to downtown Indy (motorcoach provided) for an evening of food, beverage, and fun; an evening at the Union Jack Pub; a trip to IMS for Grounds Tour and Museum Tour; as well as our tech sessions, auto cross, tire kicking, lie swapping, our auction, and more is in the works.

During our last site visit to Indy, we were advised by track officials that track tours would not be available during our stay due to the track already being committed from Wednesday through Sunday to the Richard Petty Driving Experience and another function. (GoF Central was not mentioned during our conversation.) Grounds tours will be available. I do NOT know if this will effect the track tour that GoF Central had planned or not.

Our base hotel, the Clarion Waterfront, is the same hotel that we used for BritishV8 2010. It is located on the west side of Indy near the intersection of I-74 and I-465. The base hotel for GoF Central is the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carrmel and is located on the north end of Indy, Our room rate is considerably less than that of GoF Central.

Perhaps we can make a run over to the Renaissance one afternoon to socialize with their registrants and convince one or two to come over to the Dark Side. The Renaissance is about 20 miles (25 minutes) drive from the Clarion Waterfront.

As soon as I have the registration from complete, I will be sure that Curtis receives it and can post it here on BritishV8.

You can reserve your hotel room NOW by calling the Clarion Waterfront (317.299.8400) and using the room block code BRITISH V8. Please call the hotel directly at this number...do NOT use the Clarion website or other online services.

Our room rate is $72 + 17% tax for a total of $84.24 per night.

(Compare to the Renaissance at $129 + tax for a total of about $150 per night).

BritishV8 2015 SaveTheDate jpg.jpg

See you in Indy for BritishV9 2015!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2015 09:57PM by mowog1.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(148 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: Charles
Date: January 02, 2015 11:25PM

Just made our reservation.

Rick is correct about the speed, when we did THE lap in 96 (I think). The speed was 35 and watched, as was no passing. A week or so before, as I remember a group of Vipers were to do their lap and one of the first cars on the track, "lit them up" and all of them were ejected from the track.

charles


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2387 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 03, 2015 11:59AM

Registered @ the Clarion Waterfront this morning. Looking forward to it!!


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(442 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: January 03, 2015 01:53PM

I'm registered and looking forward to visiting with you'all in July



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2015 04:01PM by lawnvett.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(974 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: January 03, 2015 04:59PM

You guys are starting to ramp up the pressure.......so, I made a room reservation this afternoon....early birds get the double queens - nothing worse than sharing a King size with your best friend who snores.
....did I mention that the rooms have a mini fridge.....you need it for July in Indy!
All that said, anticipating a good V8 party from the Stooges.


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
(80 posts)

Registered:
09/09/2011 10:06AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: DonB
Date: January 05, 2015 10:00AM

Good Morning, Monday 1/5/15

Just registered... had to wait because another V8 guy was on the other line!

See you all there!

Don B.
9 degrees in KC (before the wind chill factor)... it's going to be cold one in the garage today....


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(455 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: January 05, 2015 11:18AM

Signed up for the Clarion.....see you all in Indy!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1401 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 05, 2015 01:41PM

I just spoke with my contact at the Clarion Waterfront.

As of noon today (1/5), 26 of our 60 rooms have been reserved.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1401 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 05, 2015 01:43PM

BTW....I am finalizing the registration form and will soon have it available.

Our activities will include:

Wednesday - welcome to Indy parking lot bash
Thursday - a visit to the Ray Skillman Collector Car Showroom
Thursday - motorcoach to downtown Indianapolis for dinner and debauchery
Friday - a visit to the Dallara IndyCar Chassis Factory
Friday - dinner at the Union Jack Pub
Saturday - a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a Grounds Tour and Museum access
Saturday - autocross at the Clarion Waterfront
Saturday - our banquet and auction at the Clarion Waterfront

We have scheduled a professional tech session on auto detailing and will have other tech sessions and activities available with times TBA.

Dalarra_2.jpg

Inside Skillman_a.jpg

Inside Skillman_b.jpg

Inside Skillman_c.jpg

Note....most cars at Skillman are available for purchase....bring your billfolds!!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2015 02:04PM by mowog1.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5354 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: January 05, 2015 01:51PM

You can add one more.

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1401 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 05, 2015 02:07PM

Dalarra Facility.jpg

Dalarra_1.jpg

Indy track from Tower Suites.jpg

Skillman Overview.jpg


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1401 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 05, 2015 02:25PM

Dalarra_4.jpg

Roadmaster at Union Jack Pub 7-2013.jpg

Simulator - Matt conquers the Brickyard.jpg

Indy Lotus.jpg


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(817 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: January 05, 2015 04:45PM

Booked our room this PM. SEE YOU ALL---- At Indy. Alternate British Car :-)


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(166 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: January 06, 2015 11:03AM

Room booked. Can't wait!


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(560 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2015
Posted by: danmas
Date: January 06, 2015 12:33PM

Booked.
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