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Old 05-15-2012, 06:02 PM
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I am going to skip the first race in Austin and wait for things to run smoother. The logistics will be a nightmare and if I am going to spend a bunch of money on a vacation it should be carefree and not feel like a hassle. Traffic and lines make my head explode.

You could attend the Montreal Grand Prix for less money, enjoy an amazing city, and get in and out of the track via a very efficient subway system with no hassles. Its a better option right now.
thats my thoughts
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Austinites: WHich is better?

New Braunfels, TX
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Best Western Atrium North, 7928 Gessner Drive, Austin

(not sure how bad traffic would be to get to track)

BEST WESTERN Atrium North
7928 Gessner Drive
Austin , Texas
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:57 PM
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More weekday traffic at North Austin hotel, but shorter trip and in town-ish.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 PM
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Same thing happened in Indy. We got rapped the 1st year flying and staying in a overpriced crap box and then smartened up and rented and drove up a A class RV and parked across the street from the track. Best way to do it! We woke up to the sound of 13K RPMs!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by consolidated View Post
Once Austinites figure out how much they can get renting their house during F1, like during SXSW, you'll see more on VRBO and Home Away.
We thought about renting our guest room but the bed in there isn't exactly up to code
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:34 PM
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I was talking to someone this weekend at TWS that said a neighboring farmer cleared a field for RV parking within walking distance to the track & that the spots were reasonable.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:25 AM
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Yep... I looked into flights (ridiculous) and hotel rooms (more ridiculous) and have decided to put my tickets up for sale and skip the event. I tried VRBO and some kid with a studio in downtown Austin wanted $500/night. Blow me.

Hope they get it figured out by next year as I'd like to see the F1 circus on American soil but, for now, I think I'm headed back to Monza next year. Will be cheaper.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Porsche917K View Post
Wow you aren't kidding. The prices seem to be pretty crazy everywhere that weekend.
Thanks to good pre-planning we got great rate in nice hotel downtown before they know what is what. My cousin find that everything Georgetown down to San Antonio completely crazy with prices. This because people in this area have experience with overcharging visitors for all kind of events. What my cousin did find is that if one travel another 30 mile or more north of Georgetown to Temple, these rates still in $60s and 70s for race weekend. Another good thing about only being 65 mile up IH-35 from the north, is that you pick up Tollroad 130 which shoot out easterly and then straight down to track.

Worth gas money and save $300 night for old motel that smell in Austin.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:13 AM
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We 3 Florida boys are sitting in section 5 we got a Hampton Inn 35 minutes away based on traffic expectations commute could not be more than 2 or 3 hours each way
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:32 AM
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I'm also staying away first year, they will barely have everything ready - didn't they just finish paving two weeks ago? I'm not paying $600 for Hampton Inn in Austin. Plus, the last time I was through Austin and a major event was held, traffic was worse than Houston I-10 West at 5:30 pm
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:07 PM
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Once Austinites figure out how much they can get renting their house during F1, like during SXSW, you'll see more on VRBO and Home Away.
We're seeing a ton of new Austin listings on VRBO/HA for the race....there is a really sweet one here, comes with a helicopter.

http://www.vrbo.com/428860
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bud Kobayashi View Post
Thanks to good pre-planning we got great rate in nice hotel downtown before they know what is what. My cousin find that everything Georgetown down to San Antonio completely crazy with prices. This because people in this area have experience with overcharging visitors for all kind of events. What my cousin did find is that if one travel another 30 mile or more north of Georgetown to Temple, these rates still in $60s and 70s for race weekend. Another good thing about only being 65 mile up IH-35 from the north, is that you pick up Tollroad 130 which shoot out easterly and then straight down to track.

Worth gas money and save $300 night for old motel that smell in Austin.
That was a good tip. Yesterday I booked a relatively decent Days Inn in Temple for $55/night. About 70 miles north via the tollway and I35. Shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Horus2000 View Post
That was a good tip. Yesterday I booked a relatively decent Days Inn in Temple for $55/night. About 70 miles north via the tollway and I35. Shouldn't be too bad.
We have some friends that make reservations at both Quality Inn and Countryside Suites in Temple. They pay only $65 for night during entire weekend. What is great about coming down Interstate 35 is that you pick up Tollroad 130 miles before town of Georgetown and then shoot straight to track missing all bad Austin traffic.

You did good and with extra money can buy more beer.
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