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Old 26 Sep 2021, 22:34 (Ref:4075768)   #151
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I’ve just ordered a couple of thermal blankets.
I've had some cold nights at the track in previous years, but that was always at least a month earlier than we get this year! I sleep in a stocking cap often, but the last few years have actually been nice. I'm debating the cot vs air mattress now. sometimes the air mattress can conduct the cold from the ground into your body, but i need to try out my two different cots before we go to see if I like that sleeping experience.
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Old 27 Sep 2021, 13:49 (Ref:4075906)   #152
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But remember a cot has air under it and can suck the heat from you too, coldest I've been camping was on a sht army cot. But you probably don't make air mattresses explode sleeping on them so there's that
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Old 28 Sep 2021, 15:02 (Ref:4076119)   #153
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I've been considering getting a cot because I hate blowup mattresses. I know, I don't sleep on the ground at PLM anymore but for other camping....

I still haven't gotten my ticket but I think the consensus would be I should get the camping pass and not parking pass, right? Worst case, I'm parking over by the comfort station regardless...
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Old 28 Sep 2021, 16:35 (Ref:4076139)   #154
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Going to be my first PLM but have been to the Rolex.
Would love to meet up/hang out with fellow race fans during the weekend. I'll be getting there Thursday morning hopefully around 8-10. Gonna do a gumbo cookout Saturday during the race and all are welcome to come by.
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Old 28 Sep 2021, 16:43 (Ref:4076143)   #155
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Going to be my first PLM but have been to the Rolex.
Would love to meet up/hang out with fellow race fans during the weekend. I'll be getting there Thursday morning hopefully around 8-10. Gonna do a gumbo cookout Saturday during the race and all are welcome to come by.
Hey, we are regulars at Petit and would, of course, not say no to free food! We camp in turn 4, and this year they forced (some) of us to buy reserved spots, Others can fill you in on which numbers we have.

Do you know where you will be setting up camp? Where are you travelling from?
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Old 28 Sep 2021, 19:09 (Ref:4076175)   #156
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Hey, we are regulars at Petit and would, of course, not say no to free food! We camp in turn 4, and this year they forced (some) of us to buy reserved spots, Others can fill you in on which numbers we have.

Do you know where you will be setting up camp? Where are you travelling from?
Currently I count the 3 reserved spots, and at least 5 camping passes including that group of foreign interlopers some fat guy invited. That's not including Thomas if he comes and any other crashers. By my estimate we have everything from the tree to the top of the hill and back to the comfort station for me to defend
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Old 28 Sep 2021, 20:11 (Ref:4076187)   #157
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Hey, we are regulars at Petit and would, of course, not say no to free food! We camp in turn 4, and this year they forced (some) of us to buy reserved spots, Others can fill you in on which numbers we have.

Do you know where you will be setting up camp? Where are you travelling from?

Not sure where I'm setting up camp yet. I'm thinking near the Esses or possibily near the turn 10a/b area.

I'm driving up from the Jacksonville, Florida area, planning on leaving around 2 or 3 Thursday morning hopefully, if i can get my girlfriend outta bed.

Biggest thing I'm worried about is one of my friend's that coming tends to enjoy smokeable herbal products, and while I don't partake, I don't want to bother anyone elsae at the track that might be nearby and notice. I'm a former cook though and plan on cooking a good bit myself and always share. I usually do a big pot of jambalaya and some sort of fancy brat/sausages
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Not sure where I'm setting up camp yet. I'm thinking near the Esses or possibily near the turn 10a/b area.

I'm driving up from the Jacksonville, Florida area, planning on leaving around 2 or 3 Thursday morning hopefully, if i can get my girlfriend outta bed.

Biggest thing I'm worried about is one of my friend's that coming tends to enjoy smokeable herbal products, and while I don't partake, I don't want to bother anyone elsae at the track that might be nearby and notice. I'm a former cook though and plan on cooking a good bit myself and always share. I usually do a big pot of jambalaya and some sort of fancy brat/sausages
If past years are any indication, you might be getting there a bit late and looking for good space. Hopefully small car and bravery, usually if you can find an in you can get to the inside of the areas above the Esses. BUT they have made more reserved in that lower area and it's a bit slopey at the bottom. We are above that just about even with the entry of Turn 4, it gets crowded quick. I'm in fairly early in the week and can keep an eye for ya and possibly guide you to any open spots if I catch ya on. Late morning to mid-day Thursday might not be too bad.

One of the other members here camps by Turn 10 and can give you more guidance on that side of the track but they have made some changes over that way. We heard a few angry Turn 10 long term campers last year when they were kicked out so I don't know.

As for the other stuff burning, well concern might not be so needed there.

I'm not a professional cook by any means, I also would be the grumpiest, wtf do you want cook on the planet and cooks generally aren't the happiest bunch of folks so..... But I do bring a fairly stocked kitchen myself, shut up field it's only fairly stocked compared to home for some of us, and do a fair bit of cooking. Bringing my new pellet grill toy and maybe ribs and brisket if I'm feeling flush.
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Old 28 Sep 2021, 20:36 (Ref:4076191)   #159
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I'm not a professional cook by any means, I also would be the grumpiest, wtf do you want cook on the planet and cooks generally aren't the happiest bunch of folks so..... But I do bring a fairly stocked kitchen myself, shut up field it's only fairly stocked compared to home for some of us, and do a fair bit of cooking. Bringing my new pellet grill toy and maybe ribs and brisket if I'm feeling flush.
Yeah I'm bringing a bit of a mobile kitchen myself. Packing up a propane grill/stove, along with my griddle. Just bring a propane and feel free to use whatever. I've been camping my whole life and been track camping with my dad all over the southeast when he raced CCS so have been to RA quite a few times, just not since they took out gravity cavity.

Looking at the camping map it lloks like I might shoot for the turn 5 or 9 areas, but hopefully I can find something open. There's 2 groups of us coming so I might need a bit of space. I'll be easy to find cause I'll have all the Mazda flags and signage. I'd bring my Rolex tire as a talking peice, but I'd be too paranoid someone would walk off with it.
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I'd bring my Rolex tire as a talking peice, but I'd be too paranoid someone would walk off with it.
Ask joeb about people walking off with good sht trackside. Think he might still want to stab someone repeatedly for his sign walking away
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Ask joeb about people walking off with good sht trackside. Think he might still want to stab someone repeatedly for his sign walking away
I wouldn't blame him. I'm not worried about my camping gear, but at the 2020 Rolex I talked the Mazda team into letting me have one of their used tires. Needless to say if I caught someone stealing it things wouldn't end gladly.
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I wouldn't blame him. I'm not worried about my camping gear, but at the 2020 Rolex I talked the Mazda team into letting me have one of their used tires. Needless to say if I caught someone stealing it things wouldn't end gladly.
I use to have a nice Camel GT banner (see my avatar pic) but it left its tree one day while i was walking around the track.
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That's not the only thing to go missing in T4....
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Trying to work out when to arrive. Wednesday late or Thursday morning. Wednesday is looking like a push - it's a bit of a trek, in a good way.

What is the event schedule like? It's still tbd on the website. https://roadatlanta.com/motul-petit-le-mans#

TV Schedule suggests that racing starts noon on Thursday? https://www.imsa.com/events/2021-motul-petit-le-mans/
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Yeah, last year there was nothing on track all day Wed. It used to be paid test day Tuesday, Wednesday was Porsche Challenge, Lights, and Michelin Cup practice 1 or test day. Thursday at 11ish is the IMSA FP1, and usually 1045 is a cloud of test around a certain minivan drifting in at high speed.

After checking the actual schedule, surprised I haven't been emailed that already by the track but they're busy grading and screwing things up so they're busy, it looks like Wednesday will actually have on track practice sessions. i forgot we have Mazdas again and 3 911 rounds. The official schedule still says TBD, the track posts it fairly early so I would expect in the next week or so.

TL;DR, show up Thursday and you'll get everyone on track. Show up Wednesday and you'll likely get 911, Mazdas and possibly Prototype Challenge

How many camping passes do you have? Fat guy needs to defend space from intruders
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