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Offline Stan Back

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2015, 04:00:10 PM »
"Got my luxury room at the Montego Bay.  Five nights for a total of $1212.20.  As gracious as they were about a quick refund last year, it takes a lot of the sting out of the price.  The nightly rates were $259 for Friday - Sunday and dropped to $129 on Monday and $109 on Tuesday."

Check what they are for, say February 20 - 24.  (Or maybe don't -- it's liable to pisss you off.)
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2015, 04:36:59 PM »
Room reserved at the Montego Bay of cheesy d├ęcor!.......teeves I tell yer!

Montego Bay is pure Ritz compared to the black velour, mirrored, early 60's, whore house look, down the street - don't ask me how I know about 60's looking whore houses.... :cheers:
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2015, 04:40:20 PM »
"Got my luxury room at the Montego Bay.  Five nights for a total of $1212.20.  As gracious as they were about a quick refund last year, it takes a lot of the sting out of the price.  The nightly rates were $259 for Friday - Sunday and dropped to $129 on Monday and $109 on Tuesday."

Check what they are for, say February 20 - 24.  (Or maybe don't -- it's liable to pisss you off.)

Stan, yes it is insulting to pay that much for a $49 room, but I was really insulted to pay that much for a 60's looking, Subaru box place in 2013, so Montego is only just sorta bad.
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2015, 04:57:50 PM »
If we could subtract the Resort Fee the  Resort Fee Tax and the the Reservation Fee the cost would be close to reasonable. Oh well the price of racing.  :-o
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2015, 10:00:47 AM »
we are in the Quality Inn same as last year Pity I forgot about the non stirling transaction fee on the credit card  :|     :-D :-D

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2015, 02:41:26 AM »
Yeah. We left our car in "the pits" a couple years ago and tried sleeping inside the race car trailer at some gravel parking lot. I think it might have been the future site of the speed museum. It was pretty miserable trying to sleep in a race car trailer after a long day of working on the car in the hot desert. We eventually ended up renting rooms at the Pepper Mill Casino. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything though. We drove out there from Michigan with our car. We'd been to the Flats to observe and also to lend a hand to another team in previous years. The last time we went was our first time with a car. Our first car didnt work out for us. I hope to have our new car ready for 2015. My dad deserves it. We will be running a new chassis/body, but we will be running the same small block Chevy in our D gas lakester. Even though I've attended speedweek multiple times, I'm still pretty new to the sport. I'm definitely excited to get more and more involved.

Is anybody excited as I am for the new Poteet/Main Speed Demon car? I can't wait to see them run.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2015, 07:08:25 AM »
Is anybody excited as I am for the new Poteet/Main Speed Demon car? I can't wait to see them run.
Is there a build/rebuild diary on this, I've looked but not found anything.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2015, 07:16:37 AM »
Is anybody excited as I am for the new Poteet/Main Speed Demon car? I can't wait to see them run.
Is there a build/rebuild diary on this, I've looked but not found anything.

The Mike Cook Shootout Facebook page has updates.  Other than that, I am unsure.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2015, 11:15:44 AM »
Do a search for a Face Book page.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2015, 12:07:36 PM »
Now why didn't I think of that? Cheers! Amazing seeing the work already done, will be great to follow the build and even better if I get to see it run at Speedweek.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2015, 06:49:51 AM »
The Bonneville newspaper (just a newspaper with news regarding land speed racing) that I receive just recently had a good article regarding the new Speed Demon body and chassis and a few other exciting details. Very cool stuff. Just unbelievable. The old chassis was damaged in their 370 MPH crash at Mike Cook's Shootout last year. The speed demon website is speeddemon.us

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2015, 07:02:33 PM »
I have no idea what I'm doing... but it seems to be working!

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2015, 08:00:09 PM »
That's been that way since I can remember -- Entry Names (if a person's name is used as the Entry Name) must be BNI or SCTA member.  

If you want to call it the "Piece of Sh*t Special", you don't have to register that.

What lead you to believe there had been a change?
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2015, 09:02:56 PM »
Yep, owners, drivers have to be BNI or SCTA members.  Always have... what you call it is up to you.
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2015, 10:30:55 PM »
Maybe it was the fact that it was listed in red...

I am apparently developing early-onset CRS syndrome. I just don't remember it from last year... but I see in 2003 the entry form read the same way.

Carry on  :dhorse:
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