Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Long Beach GRAND PRIX

This past Saturday I got two all access passes to the Long Beach Grand Prix. One of the racing teams asked if we could loan them a Vespa so they could easily go from paddock to pits and they offered to even put a vespa sticker on their car and put it on display. Of course we jumped to the opportunity.

 A Nice Prime spot for a sticker. We went and met up with the racing team and got to meet everyone. They were very hospitable letting us come in and make ourselves at home.
We asked them How much the car was worth...380,000.000!!
 A close up
 During the autograph session in the Paddocks they even had the Vespa on display. All the teams had scooters parked but they were all cheap little Chinese scooters...the Vespa Stole the show.
 There were so many people taking photographs. This model is the Vespa GTS 300 Super in Flat Black. I just love it!
 Our friend Kev works for a beer company and he also got Gabe and I passes to the Tecate Tent party at the Grand Prix. Free Food, Beers and the Tecate Girls were dancing their butts off. The music was very loud club dance music.
 Hanging with some friends drinking as many beers as we could. The tent party closed at 4. Just in time for Gabe and I to watch our car race!
 Girls dancing up in the DJ booth
 All the Guys
 Having too much fun posing for pictures.
 We went to a grand stand to watch the race.
 Here come the cars!!
 It was pretty LOUD! I kept trying to get a shot of our car but they go by so damn fast!
 We moved to the main grandstand...The view was much more better!
 YES! My car again!!
 After awhile Gabe and I went to walk around a bit ...Mustache ride anyone??
 The race was ending so Gabe and I went back to the Paddocks and watched the cars roll in back to their spots
 I guess we missed it but some one towards the end ran into our car in the back
 The car across the tent from us..rolling in their car
 Look at them all coming in
The front didn't really get any damage though.
Even though our car did not win I still had the best time at the races. The team even offered to me anytime they were in town racing they would be more than happy to give me tickets! They will be back racing in Laguna Seca in the next couple weeks...Hmm..I may just have to go!

1 comment:

Thelma said...

Nice, man I haven't been to the grand prix in years!