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F1 fans, Montreal anyone?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Arthur PE, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    received my tickets last week, reserved my room, been going for many years

    any others?

    Montreal, great city, one big party during race week
     
  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Nice. Went in 2007 and had a blast. A friend and I drove up from the DC area and rented an apartment for a little under a week.

    Been meaning to go to another race since my last one in 2009 (Abu Dhabi). May do Austin this year but I definitely need to do Montreal again soon.
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is a fellow named fuuma on this forum. I think he is more of a NASCAR fan than F1, but he is into both. You ought to PM him.
     
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    I'm also a yearly participant.

    Certainly one of the best weekends of the year, hands down.

    Catch you on Crescent?
     
  5. Savile Row

    Savile Row Well-Known Member

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    Yes... Crescent Street and Salon Montreal et soirees du jazz.
    Rue Prince Arthur not too shabby either, with plenty of places to enjoy an authentic Cohiba.


    Unfortunately, I have yet to enjoy Montreal during Grand Prix.
    Gentlemen, I envy your sporting holiday.


    A votre sante' !
     
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    Just booked my tickets as well.

    Grandstand 31 (missed out on 34 this year)
     
  7. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    4 weeks til the season starts

    I used to sit in 11, but now 21 (L'Epingle)
    they blow into this hairpin at 190 mph and brake to 60 mph
     
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    xpress Senior member

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    Last year I was too hung over to attend the practice. I was also too hung over to attend the qualifying. I was also too hung over to attend the race.
    Weekend Fail.

    On a brighter note, went to the Hugo Boss party (obviously not SF approved), and hung out with LH and JB.
    Awesome night.
     
  9. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Hung out or were in the vicinity of LH and JB?
     
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    Not a F1 fan but I am a Montrealer. The city is the best at that time of the year. Everyone is having a good time. Enjoy your time in La Belle Province!
     
  11. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    pretty cool Ferrari 2012 vs 2011 car comparison photo

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  12. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Thought I'd revive this thread. Purchased my general admission tickets yesterday so my first f1 race in 3 seasons is official. Anyone else going? What's a good website or resource to look up restaurant, bar, club, neighborhood recommendations? What about sight seeing? I may skip the pitlate walk on Thursday so I'm considering doing some wandering around.
     
  13. xpress

    xpress Senior member

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    I'll be there. However, I've lost my tickets somewhere in my house.
    Nightmare!
     
  14. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    You paid $30 for shipping? We're picking up ours at will-call. Good luck though!
     
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    xpress Senior member

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    I'm part of a local group-buy.
    Section 24, very top row.

    Gives us the ability to stand up without hindering anybodies view, and we can see when the toilets are empty.
    A huge plus.
     
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    L.R. Senior member

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    I'll be working on the main street where all the events/music will be showcased ourtside of race hours. Always a huge crowd.
     
  17. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I'm actually hoping to see more of the city that Crescent and St. Laurent streets. May skip Thursday pitlane tour and Friday morning practice to do a little exploring. I've been put in charge of my group's festivities so I've already started scoping out bars, clubs and restaurants to check out. The usual suspects are all booked so I'm trying some other places.
     
  18. L.R.

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    Honestly, Crescent is just a big tourist trap. The part that's closed off for the F1 events caters exclusively to Anglophones from West Island (english suburbs), tourists, and locals with too much money, not enough taste. The lower part of Crescent, below St. Catherine, has some fun places, but is mostly student oriented. If you want a Montreal experience, ask locals, or check out reddit.com/r/montreal, as there are always posts asking about what to see.

    Most places will be booked solid for the week, but there are some great gems to be found.
     

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