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GCrites80s
GCrites80s Dork
6/30/22 9:15 p.m.
triumph7 said:

Not Cincinnati... unless you want off-road truck!  (Yes, our streets are that bad and , no, we don't need another tax levy promising to fix them.)

How does "Mt. Adams - America's Monaco" sound?

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
6/30/22 9:23 p.m.
93EXCivic said:

San Francisco

San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing - Wikipedia

triumph7
triumph7 HalfDork
6/30/22 11:53 p.m.
300zxfreak said:

In reply to triumph7 :

You could always hit up that great humanitarian, Mike Brown for the funds he's been collecting from taxpayers forever.

I haven't figured out where all the money goes, it just isn't going to fixing, well, anything... oh, wait, we got a streetcar!

triumph7
triumph7 HalfDork
7/1/22 12:02 a.m.
GCrites80s said:
triumph7 said:

Not Cincinnati... unless you want off-road truck!  (Yes, our streets are that bad and , no, we don't need another tax levy promising to fix them.)

How does "Mt. Adams - America's Monaco" sound?

I thought that was Long Beach  Mt. Adams would be the shortest track in history, what is there about .1 miles worth?

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
7/1/22 8:12 a.m.

In reply to Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself :

i was going to suggest this the loop with wacker drive and a bit of LSD can be quite the circuit!

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and vote asheville as the hills and windyness would be neat. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/1/22 8:29 a.m.

In reply to fidelity101 :

I'd love a Greenville, SC to Asheville, NC sprint type event in the likeness of the Silver State Classic. 

grover
grover Dork
7/1/22 8:58 a.m.

Came to say San Francisco- but Chattanooga TN could be neat as well with the mountain roads and the city. 

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
7/1/22 9:03 a.m.

Palermo - bring back the Targa Florio and put it in a world championship.

Practically it should be added to the GT World Challenge for GT3 cars, but I'd like to see prototype racers adapted to street conditions like in the before times. Or perhaps WRC cars could enter and be the wildcard.

gutenberg918
gutenberg918 New Reader
7/3/22 8:28 p.m.

In reply to golfduke :

no city needs a street circuit. No street circuits are as exciting as true road course purpose built tracks. And too many great race tracks don't get big time sanctioning bodies to race there. I marginally like Long Beach and Monaco for their history, but for true racing give me road america, and any of the other great racetracks around the world

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
7/3/22 8:38 p.m.

Vancouver B.C.

Oh... wait...

te72
te72 Reader
7/4/22 12:09 a.m.

Phoenix freeways used to be pretty similar to the Wangan style races in Japan... I'd also advocate for Sedona these days, with its approximate 1205 roundabouts.

 

I'd love one where I live now, but can attest to the fact that some of the roads you *think* would be good for such fun are actually not flat, or even remotely close. I know I've had all four wheels off the ground at least twice in this town, but then again, I know I was doing double the limit, so that's on me.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/4/22 6:34 a.m.

I have been to the race in Long Beach. Monaco has casinos and a waterfront full of expensive yachts. Long Beach has refineries, warehouses and now they have the problem of empty shipping containers all over the place. No thanks. 

I also went to the Denver Grand Prix when that existed. Not enough grandstands, not enough seating. Course is too tight. And you know that Denver really isn't in the mountains. If you really want to do it in Colorado, go to ski country. They did a street race in Downtown Aspen back in 1951. Aspen has world class hotels, great scenery and an airport with regular commercial service that can handle lots of private jets. It could be another Monaco. 

Steamboat Springs ran a Vintage race on a street course for many years and people came from all over the world for it. I actually saw Zora Duntov and Augie Pabst there. They also have world class hotels and an airport that can handle a lot of tourist traffic.

Iusedtobefast
Iusedtobefast Reader
7/4/22 10:33 a.m.

Well, I think Chicago is getting the next street circuit. Sounds like the Stock cars of NASCAR will be coming to Grant Park. I remember them testing the idea in virtual racing with the NASCAR drivers during the start of the pandemic. I didn't think it was much fun. Almost all 90 degree turns and the walls, as usual , make most corners blind. 

lemachin
lemachin New Reader
7/4/22 10:53 p.m.

How about reviving Halifax's Moosehead GP? They ran Indycar there in the early '90s.

Not a very interesting circuit, but the citadel looming nearby must add some visual drama.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
7/4/22 11:10 p.m.

Minneapolis had a pretty good Trans Am race on downtown streets back in the 1990s.  I'm not sure why it stopped, I assume they couldn't afford to continue.  The city government was pretty lukewarm on the race as well, which didn't help things.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_of_Minnesota

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/5/22 1:48 a.m.
lemachin said:

How about reviving Halifax's Moosehead GP? They ran Indycar there in the early '90s.

Not a very interesting circuit, but the citadel looming nearby must add some visual drama.

They named it after a beer?

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