Announcing a new Meetup for Manhattan Porsche Stammtisch!What
: Invite from F1 Meetup with guest Ted West and showing of Le Mans.When
: Sunday, December 12,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: FORUM LOUNGE
127 4th Avenue Between
NYC, NY 10027
We have been invited by the NYC F1 group - Read on and RSVP on F1 Meetup site if you are interested..
I will going to this along with a few of our Stammtish regulars... Come join us!
The holiday season is here and the NYC Formula 1 meet-up group is having its holiday party where motorsports fans can meet with old friends and new while discussing the exciting conclusion of the 2010 F1 season.
Ted West will be there with his new book "Closing Speed" and
will discuss his experiences as a journalist in 1970 while covering the World Manufacturers Championship. Porsche 917's and Ferrari 512's will battle on three giant TV screens in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans.
Below are further details and we hope to see you there.
What: Formula[masked] Year End Party!! (Another reason to see everyone's smiling face)
When: Sunday, December 12,[masked]:00 PM
Where: FORUM LOUNGE
127 4th Avenue Between 12th & 13th Streets
New York, NY 10003
Hello F1 Fans,
What better way to welcome the holidays than to warm up with a year end party! We will be having our 2010 F1 meetup year end party this Sunday, December 12 at 1PM at Forum Bar located near Union Square. Attending our party will be special guest Ted West, who will be signing copies of his book, Closing Speed, and talking about his time as a motor journalist
during the 1970s. On top of that, during the partying we will have the 1970's movie, Le Mans, playing on the big screens. It should be a blast.
The drink specials for our event will be:
Draft beer - $5.00
Bottle beer - $5.00
Mixed drinks - $5.00
We look forward to hanging out, drinking and chatting with everyone. Plus we can all discuss the latest news about would could be an engine downgrade. The BBC reported on the new engine and mentioned roughly 600bhp of the 750bhp power produced will come from the four-cylinder single-turbo engine itself and the remaining will come from KERS.
Can't wait to see everyone!!!
About Ted West:
Ted wrote his first racing story—a duel in the rain between a D Jaguar and a Mercedes-Benz
300SLR—in Seventh Grade. He got an A.
But it wasn’t until his senior year in college that Road & Track published his first two
professional stories. After graduation, he covered the Can-Am at its height. Then Road & Track
sent him to Europe to cover the Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s in the 1970 World Manufacturer’s
Championship. They achieved an astonishing 248 mph at Le Mans—the greatest sports-car
season of the modern era.
Subsequently, Ted traveled the world for Road & Track and Car And Driver, covering
eight Le Mans and nine Indy 500s. The only three-time winner of the International Motor
Press Association’s prestigious Ken Purdy Award, all of his winning stories were about racing.
But his greatest challenge came, Ted says, writing Closing Speed, a brand-new racing
novel. Set in the 1970 W.M.C., the most memorable season in his 40-year career, it moves
from Brands Hatch to Monza, the Targa Florio to chilling Spa-Francorchamps—with a stop
for one of the greatest Monaco G.P.s
in history. West made friends with all the 1970 greats—
Ickx, Siffert, Rodriguez, Hulme, Brabham, Redman, Surtees, their wives and girlfriends. Circuit
to circuit, he saw their struggles against the life-and-death backdrop of racing in that day.
Closing Speed is his richly fictionalized view of life at the peak. No racing whodunit, no
smirking glance at our sport, Closing Speed is the greatest of rarities—a serious racing novel.
Ted lives in Westchester County, and appropriately, drives a nice Porsche 911S.
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