July 6, 2014 · 11:00 AM
Trish & Ken
Once again we'll be watching the race tape-delayed starting at 11AM sharp.
In 1950, the Formula One Championship was introduced, and the 1950 British Grand Prix was the first Formula One race ever held. This race was won by Alfa Romeo driver Giuseppe "Nino" Farina. King George VI was among the attendees of the race. The 1951 race was particularly exciting, as it was the first F1 race not won by an Alfa Romeo; the Italian cars were beaten by another Italian car- the Ferrari of Argentine José Froilán González in what was the famed Scuderia's first ever Formula One victory.
Couple of quick notes:
- As usual, bring your own beverages. We'll cook up the food.
- For those that haven't been before, you can't miss our place. Our townhouse will be the one flying the checkered flag. Also, we have multiple big screens and plenty of seating for comfortable viewing by all.
- And finally, as usual, the driveway is reserved for whoever is carpooling (contact me privately). For everyone else, there are usually spots in the nearby visitor parking and residential streetside parking is also nearby (see this map for reference: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com...).
- Special Note Regarding Parking: While you should be able to find street parking, now that its summer the large open parking lot one street over from our house is not available because the Farmer's Market is in full swing. If you come early enough, its a great place to get fresh foods.
- If anyone is coming by metro, the Van Dorn metro stop is about a mile away. Give us a heads up by 9PM the day before the race and we'll pick you up at the metro.