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Old 12-23-2012, 10:53 PM   #29
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Not if you know the right empty parking lot.
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It's funny when I lived in Michigan I dealt with snowy weather for 5 months and now after a few weeks of rain I'm still pissed off at the weather... lol.
You're from Michigan originally too? I was raised in West Bloomfield and lived in Novi until 2007.

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It's pretty easy to have your own track day, it usually costs like $3K or so to rent a track like Thunder hill for the day then you sell 10 slots for $300 or 20 for $150. I mean I just made those numbers up but it would go something like that.
I actually have some first hand knowledge on renting Thunderhill for a day. Unfortunately, it costs A LOT more than $3k. The track itself is $6k for a day, BUT once you add in the other costs such as corner workers, insurance, tow truck, etc it comes to $10k+
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You're from Michigan originally too? I was raised in West Bloomfield and lived in Novi until 2007.



I actually have some first hand knowledge on renting Thunderhill for a day. Unfortunately, it costs A LOT more than $3k. The track itself is $6k for a day, BUT once you add in the other costs such as corner workers, insurance, tow truck, etc it comes to $10k+
Yeah! I lived in Grand Rapids from ages 6-23! Been here for about 3 years.

I'm not surprised it costs that much, $3K is what is costs back in Michigan for a non touring track.

Also I just saw you have a Boxter Spyder, what made you want a BRZ even though you own that car? I cross shopped the FR-S with used Cayman S but decided the FR-S would be far cheaper to operate and I want to be able to put miles on it worry free (already over 15K).
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It's pretty easy to have your own track day, it usually costs like $3K or so to rent a track like Thunder hill for the day then you sell 10 slots for $300 or 20 for $150. I mean I just made those numbers up but it would go something like that.

I'm starting to feel like "that guy" but when I lived in Michigan there was a rich dude with a GT-R that kept renting Gingerman Raceway (google if your curious) and would charge people $150 for unlimited track time. It really just depends if you can use the facilities insurance and course workers.


BTW... it would be WAY easier for us to plan ahead and all just sign up for the same track day.
I'm really interested, hope we can organize a track day for our group! Are track newbies welcome? It would be my first

Edit: nevermind just read the post that it may run $10k+
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noobs are welcome at most track days. Almost every track day will have a novice group.
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I'm really interested, hope we can organize a track day for our group! Are track newbies welcome? It would be my first

Edit: nevermind just read the post that it may run $10k+
I'd highly recommend you do a track day with well run, respected group that is friendly to novices like Hooked on Driving before committing yourself to a private track day where there will be no instructors. Try it out. Be careful though, it's VERY addicting.
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Yeah! I lived in Grand Rapids from ages 6-23! Been here for about 3 years.
SF native, but lived in Holland and GR from 2009-2011. I miss Zingerman's, and Meijer!
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Yeah! I lived in Grand Rapids from ages 6-23! Been here for about 3 years.

I'm not surprised it costs that much, $3K is what is costs back in Michigan for a non touring track.

Also I just saw you have a Boxter Spyder, what made you want a BRZ even though you own that car? I cross shopped the FR-S with used Cayman S but decided the FR-S would be far cheaper to operate and I want to be able to put miles on it worry free (already over 15K).
Ah yes, Grand Rapids. Great place to grow up.

I wouldn't doubt it only costs $3k to rent a track in Michigan...

My boxster spyder is my weekend/track car. As awesome as a car that it is, I don't like driving a car like that around town everyday. There are only about 700 of those cars in the US, and it would kill me to have some soccer mom dent the car. The manual roof isn't exactly practical either. As far as maintenance goes, it's actually pretty cheap if you're a DIY'er. oil only needs to be changed every 10k miles or once a year. I love purist cars meant for drivers, though. The spyder fits the bill, but so does the BRZ. My BRZ will serve as my DD and occasional track car. I can't wait to get it.
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SF native, but lived in Holland and GR from 2009-2011. I miss Zingerman's, and Meijer!
Ah yes, Zingerman's and Meijer....

what about Vernor's soda?
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Ah yes, Zingerman's and Meijer....

what about Vernor's soda?
Never got into Vernor's but Faygo! Especially Rock & Rye
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SF native, but lived in Holland and GR from 2009-2011. I miss Zingerman's, and Meijer!
Meijer is the best store ever! We used to joke "if you can't find it at Meijer you don't need it!" Sigh...
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My boxster spyder is my weekend/track car. As awesome as a car that it is, I don't like driving a car like that around town everyday. There are only about 700 of those cars in the US, and it would kill me to have some soccer mom dent the car. The manual roof isn't exactly practical either. As far as maintenance goes, it's actually pretty cheap if you're a DIY'er. oil only needs to be changed every 10k miles or once a year. I love purist cars meant for drivers, though. The spyder fits the bill, but so does the BRZ. My BRZ will serve as my DD and occasional track car. I can't wait to get it.
Nice, I just found them to be similar yet pretty different. I really want a Porsche but with 100K miles bumper to bumper warranty it's like I have Toyota factory support as long as I don't power mod.
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Never got into Vernor's but Faygo! Especially Rock & Rye
I've seen a few places out here have Faygo in the glass bottles.
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