British Grand Prix at Trish & Ken's

  • July 6, 2014 · 11:00 AM
  • Trish & Ken

Howdy All,

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.

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  • Ken R.

    Hey All,

    Enjoyable race with some good fighting at the mid-pack! Great to have everyone over and nice to see some new faces too (Jessica, Chris, Mark, Ryan & Clifford)!

    2 · July 6

    • Clifford C.

      Thank you very much for hosting I am definitly looking forward to the next one

      1 · July 6

    • Ryan

      Thanks for hosting, I had a great time! It's always fun hanging out with fellow car enthusiasts; you learn something new every time!

      1 · July 6

  • Mark C

    Great race and even better hosts!

    1 · July 6

  • Jessica

    Thanks so much for having us over. We had a great time! Go Aussie Go :)

    July 6

    • Ken R.

      No problem. I just looked it up and Ric is beating Vet 7-1 in head to head race results.

      July 6

  • Edward W.

    Great race but trophies were dissapointing what a shame for British GP trophy to be in the shape of a Spanish bank symbol. Great racing from Lewis Alonso Vettel and Bottas. Hope y'all enjoyed!

    1 · July 6

  • Edward W.

    Wish I could join but traveled to SC for the weekend. Thanks again for hosting these Trish and Ken really is wonderful!

    July 4

    • Ken R.

      Thanks Ed! Have a good time in SC.

      July 5

  • Ryan

    Anyone carpooling from Silver Spring? If not, maybe I can meetup with you guys meeting at H and 7th?

    July 5

  • Luís P.

    Will someone be car pooling from DC? If not, I'll be taking the metro to the Van Dorn metro stop.

    July 4

    • James

      I can pick you up. 1045 at the SW corner of. H and 7. The regular spot

      1 · July 4

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