Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday July 25, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Archives > NASIOC Archives > General Forum Archive

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2000, 07:19 AM   #1
skuttledude
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 738
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Southern Ohio USA
Vehicle:
2008 Lexus IS-F
Ducati Monster 800

Talking reflections/being at Indy F1

Simply amazing! Stepping up into my seat at turn 1, I was in awe of the shear size of the racetrack and the amount of people this place holds. I witnessed the first car (Porsche Supercup GT3R) make a right hand turn ever at Indy. Practice and qualifing were very exciting. Raceday was incredible! My road trip to get to Indy was 5-7 hours by my RS....however, this was nothing compared to the diverse crowds from around the world. Many Canadians, Germans, Finnish, Brazillians and a few Americans I won't tell you about the race, you can watch it from Speedvision, BUT I will say that if you ever have a chance to come to Indy, do it! To hear a V10 Ferrari at 18,000rpm, 210mph right in front of me and then brake to 60mph in 60yds is impossible to vision.
I had a wonderful time at turn 1, chanting and cheering with the other F1 fanatics waving Ferrari flags, definitely a time to remember. This was the best and most exciting place on the track. Without a doubt, myself and the other 220,000+ people will be there next year.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
skuttledude is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 07:39 AM   #2
Subi Chicky
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2239
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Suckville, FL - Land of Suck
Vehicle:
'05 Civic Si, SSM
RIP Sirkbac

Post

It's good to see the F1 fans here in the US - we are rare, but we are out there. A friend of mine from work called me from Indy during practice on Friday and I got to hear the engine sounds for the first time. My other half has been an extreme F1 fan for the loooongest time, and I am proud to say I am finally having cable installed solely for Speedvision!!!! Once I heard those awesome cars(we couldn't even hear each other talk) I had to have that experience more often.
Good for you!! It is either F1 or World Rally for me next year.
Subi Chicky is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 04:27 PM   #3
10th Warrior
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2230
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Toronto these days
Vehicle:
2000 2.5RS
Silverthorn, PGT #671

Post

stop it, you're making me jealous
10th Warrior is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 04:34 PM   #4
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Post

hey Davis... I know what you mean...

I've yet to do an F1 day... but just thinkin about the WRC gives me chills!!! I got pelted w/rocks as Kankkunen rushed by... hehehehehe

Very cool that you got to go to this event!!!
and don't know if you've got this site bookmarked, but you may want to do so..
www.f1.on.net

take care...

j.
Subie Gal is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 04:52 PM   #5
Tim K.
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 214
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Sumter, SC
Vehicle:
2014 Massey Ferguson
Red

Post

One of my buds flies for United out of Chicago. He and some of his pilot buddies flew a couple flights in the area right before the F1 race. He said he has never seen so many Europeans on a flight before. All of them heading to Indy.

He's seen a few F1 races in Germany, even caught the last one in Pheonix, but this one was an instant classic (to steal a line from Speedvision).

I'm going to try and be there next year.

Regards,

Tim
Tim K. is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 04:56 PM   #6
Subi Chicky
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2239
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Suckville, FL - Land of Suck
Vehicle:
'05 Civic Si, SSM
RIP Sirkbac

Arrow

Tim -
where ya been?
The man wants to go to Rally next yr if it comes to Denver, I want to see F1
Subi Chicky is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 05:33 PM   #7
Fred Zaplitny
Gone... But not forgotten
 
Member#: 92
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: East Detroit, Michigan
Vehicle:
1999 2.5RS Coupe
Blueish Kind of

Cool

Hey Davis,
I know exactly what you mean. I was also in turn 1 in stand J, section 8. I was only there for Sunday though. I got there early at 7:45am and I was awestruck at the sight of the track! Those giant screens standing like ceremonial monolythes to the gods of racing; looking down the front straight and seeng the historic grandstands, the positions pole, and the new pagoda....It was majestic to say the least! All against that grey sky backdrop, it was perfect. This was the first time I've been to Indy and knowing the history of the place and the history I was about to see, sent shivers down my spine. Or maybe that was just the cold rain!
Fred Zaplitny is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 07:23 PM   #8
Bonzo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2307
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West of Rd Am
Talking

It was great!! Pure and simple. It was my first time at Indy and to see an F1 race. Walking in to the grand stands and looking at this huge track and complex and then seeing Schuey's and Mika's pits just accross the track was wild! On Friday morning as that wonderfull scream made its way around the track, all of us were standing on our toes to get that first glimpse of these wonderful cars. Everyone was in awe and almost shaking from our first encounter. Then the cars passed and we all looked around and smiled knowing what we finally just saw. The cars do not all sound alike as on TV. They are incredibly quick in all ways. To see the power put down to the ground under acceleration is almost unreal. Formula One has to be experienced. It is much more than a race. The international flavor was also a nice suprise. I ended up standing on the infield mounds instead of my assigned seat. The infield allows you to get much closer and see what the car and driver are doing. Cost wise it was very reasonable. A 16oz beer was $3, a hot dog was $2.5, Program w/sealed cover $10 Friday and Saturday tickets could be had for $25 total. Indy also allows every person to carry in a 14" cooler! I would bet the sunday ticket scalpers were selling well under going price cuz they had very thick wads of them in their hands and not alot of takers. I will be back.
Bonzo is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 09:06 PM   #9
AaronRS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1362
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
99 2.5 RS
Silver

Thumbs up

Hey Davis P,

I am the guy who flagged you down in the after race traffic. Nice car. I agree that the race was amazing. I too was at turn one for the race. But I also had the privilege of being a guest of the Jaguar team. I had access to the pits, the paddock club, gourmet food, box seats, all the racers, and all the stars but for the race I sat at turn one. I lost my voice from screaming. Michael's pass on Coulthard and then Villenuve's attempted pass on Frentzen were AWESOME!!! Those moments were some of the highlights of my weekend. I also went into the Jaguar and Jordan garages and watched BAR practice their pit stops from 2 feet away. Plus, a Ferrari one-two, the sounds, the colors!!!! Great memories. Glad to hear that other people had a good time.

AaronRS
AaronRS is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 09:46 PM   #10
Akiata
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 297
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Wa
Smile

subie gal, are you shure you didn't get hit with one of those rocks in the nose?
Akiata is offline  
Old 09-25-2000, 11:36 PM   #11
SCRAPPYDO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 873
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Just outside of Houston TX
Vehicle:
2013 F150 King Ranch
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000

Post

Soul moving people.. thats all I have to say.. I was in the South Vista, where they turn into the pits and accelerate onto the front straight into turn 13. The power of those cars is phenominal. I was cheering for my boy Frentzen the whole time wearing my Jordon gear proudly.. thats right...

I did not have a peice of Ferrari apparal on me at all! I was one of three that did not it seemed. I heard guys that could not even pronouce peoples names correctly covered with Shumi gear.. like they had been his personal friend all along. haha

But it was good to see the reception that F1 got.. makes it worth while.. what an environment. I has a blast and have already decided to buy my tickets for next year in a week or so.. it as unreal!

SCRAPPYDO
SCRAPPYDO is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 05:09 AM   #12
Dane
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 587
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Massillon, Ohio U.S.
Talking

Yes, i agree.. it was a great time seeing more FERRARI people come out of nowhere, even more than at a national ferrari club meet. one thing that must change is all of us subie people must meet somewhere before the race, atleast for just alittle while. i know it would be difficult because of ALL the people, but maybe we could meet at the front gate or something. Well talk about it next year.
Dane
P.S....Hey davis i saw your RS on the railroad parking on friday, cool seat. i was parked about 20-30 cars down from you.
Dane is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 07:54 AM   #13
Dan00RS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1367
Join Date: Apr 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Vehicle:
2000 Impreza 2.5RS
Blue Ridge Pearl

Talking

Oh man, that was awesome! Hey Dane, I was parked at the railroad parking too. Surprised you didn't see me too. Yeah I couldn't believe the Ferrari following either (being a Ferrari fanatic myself)!! I could not get over the sheer size of IMS. I've heard about how immense the place is but you have to see it to really get a sense of just how big the place is. The Hall of Fame was really cool. The fans were awesome, the support races were fantastic. And a Ferrari 1-2 topped off a great weekend! I was very glad to see that F1 still has one hell of a following in the US.
Dan00RS is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 08:56 AM   #14
ScoobyDriver
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 195
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Vehicle:
2001 BH9
White

Post


It was amazing and sooo international. The sound is something that TV (even through satilite and suround sound) can't replicate.

Did any of you go to the back and watch for the driver coming in? My dad and I were trying to figure what this crowd was waiting for and we were interupted by Alain Prost trying to get by!! I'm glad I wasn't so close to that fence because poor Prost got swampped as he got closer.

I'm disappointed by 2 things. First the layout of the grandstands. There were not enough seats facing the twisties, especially by the back straight. Second was the A$$hole that through the beer can at the Minardi, what a thing to get on international TV.

BTW, which one of you had the blue RS with gold wheels and Rally mud flaps? I was too far away to tell if it was a '99 with '98 wheels or a '98 with '99 front end.

Shane Kullman
'98 RS Red
ScoobyDriver is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 09:03 AM   #15
Gambit
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 102
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: The meeting place
Post

Actually Scrappy Doo, alot of ppl don't know how to pronouce Schumacher's name....that includes the announcers save the German ones. I believe it's pronounced as Schumaier.... no K sound.

[This message has been edited by Gambit (edited September 26, 2000).]
Gambit is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 02:23 PM   #16
Dane
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 587
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Massillon, Ohio U.S.
Talking

I was parked at in the railroad parking area, i have a 2000 RS with big red mud flaps, I know that davis has a 98 RALLY BLUE W/ GOLD WHEELS, might have been him.
Dane is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 04:32 PM   #17
SCRAPPYDO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 873
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Just outside of Houston TX
Vehicle:
2013 F150 King Ranch
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000

Post

Scoobydriver

I agree, I hope the looser that threw that beer cup on the Minardi gets the hell beat out of him! That is the kind if stuff that gives the americans a bad name! It was probably some stupid NASCAR fan that did not understand the sheer beauty and complexity of Forumla 1.. no mister this aint no 3400 lb dinosaur that has not evolved in 15 years! This is a Formula one car. A machine with enough computing power to overshadow all of nascar in general.

I hope that guys gets whats coming to him...

Take care and see you guys their next year!

SCRAPPYDO
SCRAPPYDO is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 06:35 PM   #18
Flashboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 446
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Talking

I was at Indy with my blue 99 RS with gold wheels and big ass mudflaps. I saw a couple of RS owners and tried to get their attention, but they didn't ackmowledge me at all. I parked next to a blue 2000 at the Steak and Shake across the track on Thursday and another on Saturday night on Meridian St.

Leer
Flashboy is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 08:26 PM   #19
GREEN HORNET
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1715
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Battle Ground , WA
Post

I have been to a couple of the CART races here in Portland,OR and had much the same feeling. I could only imagine seeing an F-1 race let alone the first one at Indy. An F-1 race is right at the top of my all time wish list. I a totally envious of you all who were able to make the trip. Someday I will make it, someday.
GREEN HORNET is offline  
Old 09-26-2000, 08:52 PM   #20
gtguy
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2184
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Highland Park, Ill., USA
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT wagon
Platinum Silver Metallic

Post

AaronRS, I had to have seen you. I was covering the race for the Sun-Times, running around (on Sunday) in a big, fuzzy red jacket, working like a sled dog.

I was working so hard that I sort of forgot to be a fan, until I was sitting about three feet from Schuey at the press conference. I admit to having chills, though I fired good questions at him.

Full access is the only way to go, I'll tell you that much. It will be hard, should I ever return (I HATE Indianapolis!) as a regular spectator, to see it that way again. There's something about chatting with Naomi Campbell, Paul Tracy, Jackie Stewart, Villeneuve, etc, as well as seeing the topless Foster's beer damsels at the Grand Prix ball, that is too cool for words.

And that sound. It seemed louder at Indy than at other venues. I wonder if it had something to do with the buildings reflecting the sound.

Oh, and Coulthard was an irascible SOB in the print press conferences, where he doesn't have his TV nice guy face on. I lost what little respect I had for him when he snapped at a journalist, "Didn't you hear a word I said?"

On the other hand, Schuey, Barrichello (especially), Hakkinen and Frentzen showed incredible class and style. You should have heard the press box explode when Schumacher made the pass on Coulthard. Too bad for Hakkinen, though. Schuey said Ferrari wasn't worried, but he's lying like a carpet. The speculation was that Hakkinen drove the car too hard with that series of killer laps.

gtguy is offline  
Old 09-27-2000, 05:35 AM   #21
skuttledude
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 738
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Southern Ohio USA
Vehicle:
2008 Lexus IS-F
Ducati Monster 800

Post

I parked my Rally Blue 98 RS (gold wheels) all three days at the railroad parking lot. Man, $20-30 a day for parking was a first for me BUT, I will surely do it again next year! I did meet Aaron RS as we were stuck in traffic, which was cool. I apologize to any RS owner who might have waved at me but I was seriously concentrating on the damn traffic and to hurry up park, and get to my seat. Let's have a meet day next year.
By the way, Josh (ie pubah?) was so kind enought to let me "crash" at his house over the F1 weekend. Thanks to him because it would've made my stay alot more difficult. Seems like he wants to get a bunch of RS's for next year...Bar-B-Q or something...would be alot of fun!
Davis
skuttledude is offline  
Old 09-27-2000, 07:42 AM   #22
ScoobyDriver
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 195
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Vehicle:
2001 BH9
White

Post


I didn't have my car, so I was even harder to spot. hehe

Anyway, did anyone watch the local news each night? Those Indy roundy rounds are funny. The NBC locals kept giving the qualification times in MPH! What the heck does that mean to anyone? Another local reporter ask Schumacher if he'd ever race the Indy 500, I wish the volume was up in the bar, but the caption said that he would NEVER drive the Indy 500.

Shane Kullman
'98 RS Red
ScoobyDriver is offline  
Old 09-27-2000, 01:44 PM   #23
johnfelstead
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 856
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Hampshire, England, UK
Vehicle:
2005 JDM STi
Black

Talking

I am so glad you guys "GET IT".

F1 has to be seen to be believed, without doubt the most awesome sight is an F1 car breaking from 210MPH to 80MPH right in front of your eyes, not over a long distance but within your eyes view, absolutely indescribable.

The noise is just amazing, all the engines sound different, I wish you guys would have heard a ferrari V12, so high pitched it hurt your ears, the V10's are now up there.

Get up close to these cars and my god, they are so tiny, 200MPH plus with your bum 1" from the ground, must feel amazing.

I love the technology in these cars, i was worried you guys might not get that after years of NASCAR but reading this you understand completely.

Turn1 would have been my choice, you get the real sensation of these cars under brakes there, just astonishing.

My next big motorsport event as a spectator is the WRC rally here in the UK, my most favourite of sports in the world.

You guys should check that out, i cant wait to meet up with Subie Gal and Richard in the Welsh forests, its gonna be a blast.
johnfelstead is offline  
Old 09-27-2000, 03:25 PM   #24
AaronRS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1362
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
99 2.5 RS
Silver

Thumbs up

Here are some goofy photos of my Dad and I. We had trouble wiping the grins off our faces all weekend. I was not allowed to take pictures in the best areas like the back rooms of the garages but these will do for the memories. Long live F1!!!











Hope you like them.
AaronRS
AaronRS is offline  
Old 09-27-2000, 04:32 PM   #25
Dane
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 587
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Massillon, Ohio U.S.
Talking

Hey, arron how the heck did you get in the pit?! can my dad and i hang out with you next year?! hahaha.....
Dane
Dane is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What should my RPMs be at 55mph? 1997OBS Newbies & FAQs 10 06-02-2010 11:14 AM
f1 at indy in Oct. mauahah Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 1 08-20-2003 09:57 AM
Indy F1 convoy STi&LT1 Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 6 05-19-2003 08:33 PM
Getting Tickets For Indy F1 jackwrx Motorsports 11 04-03-2002 04:10 PM
who's going to F1 GP at Indy? cj917 New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC 0 09-25-2001 03:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.