Baltimore Grand Prix

UPDATE MONDAY AUGUST 26th

Swftkat here! Since Johnathan said he wasn't sure if he'd make it, I can help you guys out with the info.

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

Well more like Friday Saturday Sunday. Actually for this meet, just Saturday.

Still. The Baltimore Grand Prix is fast approaching, do you have your tickets yet?

The Baltimore Grand Prix is now an annual race taking over the entirety of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and its two stadiums with high octane action.

For this meetup event it will be easier as a one day thing, Saturday the 31st but if you wish, you can go the whole weekend (the group will only officially meet Saturday but if you wish to get together Friday or Sunday as well, you're more than welcome to it).  This seems to be the day most people will be able to get there and I don't think we're all going the whole weekend.

For a summary of what's around for the weekend - Friday features qualifying matches. Saturday features Le Mans and other various races. Sunday features a number of minor league racing teams ending with the cream of the crop, 90 laps of the Indy Cart racers themselves. For every day, you can walk around the track and see the pros and their vehicles. 

If you're looking to buy tickets you can purchase them here:
http://grandprixofbaltimore.missiontix.com/step1#Saturday

Keep in mind what you're getting!

If you want to simply go with the entry fee which lets you roam the grounds, it's $40.

If you wish to use the grandstand, you'll have to pay for a grandstand ticket ($55 on Saturday for the lowest tier, $85 for mid and $100 for upper). This allows you to watch from the bleachers. This ticket does let you roam the grounds too.

The Paddock pass lets you get really close to all the cars and stuff. They'll have a few things on display, but to get really close, you get that, but the ticket is entirely optional. (You need to pay that on top of your entry fee so it'll be a bit pricier).

There's also a weekend pass but that's up to you if you want to go the whole weekend.

I propose meeting around Noon on Saturday and grabbing a bite to eat and wander the pits a bit before settling in to watch a race. We can still meet at the McKeldin Fountain which is a giant water monument by the Inner Harbor with cascading waterfalls going along side it. (It looks like that V)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone wishes to go wander on their own, or we decide to split off, we can, but I'd like to get at least one group pic in if we can.

 

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Older Update

 

So this is the third year of the Grand Prix in Baltimore and I haven't missed a year yet. And now that I met all you awesome ponies, I'd like to share such a fun time with you all. It is amazing to go to the race and actually watch it at! Definitely a fun time for any motorhead!! Best grandstand is corner 1, all the action happens there. I also scouted out another great place which is upstairs at Tir-a-nog. A/C, food and drinks all while you watch! http://raceonbaltimore.com/

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  • Swftkat (.

    I hate to do this, but I've been plagued by a pretty nasty illness all day. I was waiting to see if I could get better by now, but it doesn't look like I'm clearing up any time soon. I don't think I'm going to make it out here. STILL. That doesn't mean you guys can't go. Everything can still go as planned, though you'll have to work out the schedule amongst yourselves. Have fun everyone!

    August 30, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Sorry guys, but I'm beat and broke. I went to the drag races this year instead of the grand prix, so I'm gonna sit this one out.

    August 30, 2013

  • Kayleigh O.

    We'll be going since my husband will be fulfilling the color guard missions each morning :)

    August 30, 2013

  • Prism

    Sorry, I can't afford this sort of thing.
    I'll have ta say no this time 'round.
    Be sure ta have fun with the high-octane atmosphere though!

    August 27, 2013

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      I feel the same way. So, I'll have to change my RSVP to No. (When I first RSVP'd, I thought we'd get the $5 tickets on Friday.)

      August 28, 2013

  • richard

    Appearenty my driving school decided to schedule my driving sessions on the day is the meet up so I won't be able to make it now

    August 26, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      That's unfortunate. We'd still love to see you come around sometime! We'll have many more meets to come. ;3

      August 26, 2013

    • richard

      I might come down there for an hour or 2

      August 27, 2013

  • Russell L.

    What's the specific address of this place? I Googled "McKeldin Fountain" and it just says it's a hotel franchise.

    But seeing the date just now, i guess this explains it. I'll check back later.

    February 6, 2013

    • Andrew S.

      Sorry I just noticed this. The stadium the race goes through is the Orioles Stadium

      April 7, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      It's all through downtown Baltimore. It uses the Baltimore streetscape completely transforming the inner harbor so there's no specific venue.

      August 26, 2013

  • richard

    Appearenty my driving school decided to schedule my driving sessions on the day is the meet up so I won't be able to make it now

    August 25, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      Which day is that? The majority of us should be there Saturday.

      August 26, 2013

  • Aaron E.

    How much is the event?

    August 26, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      Depends on how you want to approach it. I'm only going Saturday and getting a grandstand pass. That's $55 but let's me on the grounds too. You can pay for the cheaper grounds ticket, but you won't be able to get a grand stand seat. They also have 3 day passes but they're way more expensive. The full pricing is here http://grandprixofbal...­

      August 26, 2013

  • Johnathan I. T.

    I'm not sure if I can make it next weekend since other plans are getting in the way. Not sure who made me host lol, but I was a maybe to begin with.

    August 25, 2013

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      Group & Event Organizers set whoever suggests a meetup as that meetup's host.

      August 25, 2013

  • richard

    Where are we all gonna meet up at during the grand prix?

    August 25, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    I wish "maybe" was a RSVP option here, like it is for Facebook events.

    August 24, 2013

  • Nathor S.

    Oohh! I'm in Baltimore I've got to make it to this!!!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • richard

    It seems like I don't have anything to do so I'll probably meet you downtown then

    August 20, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    As much as I'd still like to come, I just can't get my plans together for this. And with a major trip looming just hours ahead, even less. If anything, I'll catch up to you guys at the reunion.

    August 15, 2013

  • Claudia M.

    School :/

    August 14, 2013

  • TruckerPony

    damn job

    August 6, 2013

  • Drew B.

    This is def gonna be amazing.

    July 25, 2013

  • Drew B.

    It's like Monaco, but with pony. I am ok with this.

    1 · February 5, 2013

  • Drew B.

    This is def gonna be amazing.

    February 5, 2013

  • Adam Van A.

    I will most likely be coming to this, but i won't rsvp quite yet, gotta make sure i have enough money

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it wasn't for Santa School that weekend I would totally be down.

    February 4, 2013

  • Dylan Smith (.

    Wait! This is a yearly thing?! I saw it on TV last year. Always enjoyed city races in games.

    I'll see what I can do.

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Gumball C.

    I WILL find a way to get to this.

    February 4, 2013

  • Gabriel Umbert (.

    So much YES!

    January 27, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    With all the races I've seen on TV you'd think I'd have gotten the chance to see one live. Hopefully this'll fix that.

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Swftkat (.

    Indy cars were my first passion. Of course watching the other races are just as fun. I went the first year it was in Baltimore but I regret missing last years. I definitely won't miss this one, especially if you all are going.

    January 22, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    I like drag racing more, but I went to the first GP in Baltimore and loved it. Corvettes for the win, they sound so awesome. As long as my military duty doesn't get in the way (which it might) I would love to do this.

    January 22, 2013

  • Andrew Skulimoski changed the location to McKeldin Fountain

    January 22, 2013

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