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Smart trip to the Keys

Started by Seth Levy Jul 22, 2008. 0 Replies

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Comment by Ken Wagar on October 8, 2008 at 4:29pm
Calling All Florida Smarties:
On Dec, 5, 6, & 7 the Sebring Raceway in Sebring Florida will be the site of the Historic Fall Sports Car Races. These races are put together and managed by Historic Sportscar Racing LLC.
I have been able to negotiate a deal with HSR, LLC which would include: Entry to the races for 1 day, a reserved parking corral for our smart cars in the paddock area, and participation in a parade lap of the track at noon in our cars. The normal entry fee for the races is $20 in advance or $25 at the gate and they would give us a discount to $15 payable at the gate. The normal per car parking charge in the Paddock is $15 per car and they would discount this to $5. There would be no charge to participate in the parade lap.
Therefore the total charge for the day would be $20.00 for one person in a smart car and $35.00 for two people in a smart car.
There are some restrictions which are as follows:
1. The deal is off if we have less than 20 smart cars show up.
2. They would like us to arrive together as a group so they can handle our fees and the waiver’s for the parade lap all at one time. This would require that we stage offsite and then come in together.
3. You would have to be in a smart car to participate.
4. They will require us to provide a sign for the parking corral which I would take care of.
5. Passengers for the Parade lap must be at least 8 years old to participate.
6. They would prefer cash and exact change for our entry fees to facilitate our entry.
7. We would need to confirm a pretty accurate participation number a week in advance of the date.
It is also clear that we would need to meet in Sebring the morning of the event by 8:00AM so it would be an early morning for most of us driving in from some distance. There are hotels in Sebring for those wanting to come the night before but reservations may be difficult to come by due to the race weekend.
Approximate Mileage to Sebring from:
Orlando=85 miles
Miami=172 miles
Ft. Lauderdale=154 miles
Ft. Myers=86 miles
Tampa=95 miles
Daytona Beach=139 miles

I believe that if we have 20 to 30 smart cars participate we would have a great time and the event would be well worthwhile. But I also believe that with the central location of Sebring and some efforts on all of our parts to convince our fellow smarties to join us we could turn out over 100 smart cars for this event.

I think we have about 30 days to determine if there is enough interest to move this forward. If you are interested please send me an e-mail at so that I can determine the level of interest and access your e-mail address for follow-up information. If not enough interest is expressed I will cancel and inform everyone.

For further information on the races click on the following link and then on the additional link for spectator information.

Thank you for your interest.

Ken Wagar
Comment by DALE & JAVIER on September 27, 2008 at 10:59am
Well we would be interested in a meet up of SMARTIES - we live in Boynton Beach. Our Smartie is to arrive sometime around November 1.
Comment by Lesley Kenwood on September 17, 2008 at 3:21pm
Exactly what does this club do? There has never been any meetups. I check regularly. Just smart owners writting about their joy on receiving their car. Don't clubs eventually get together. Not this one. Why are we a club?
Comment by Sheila V. on September 2, 2008 at 8:51pm
Hello there! I live in Coral Springs, Florida and I would like to come to some of the south Florida events and see other people and their Smart cars. Count me in! Just let me know when and where and I will try and be there.
Comment by HI IQ 1 on August 16, 2008 at 8:58am
Today is the day! Flew from Achorage to Ft. Lauderdale yesterday and saw another 242 still with temp tags as I was taking the trade-in the CarMax for a quote. If ya see me ----- wave!
Comment by HI IQ 1 on August 8, 2008 at 7:02pm
Methinks, this group is about to get much bigger. A transport is due from France this weekend in Jacksonville. My August 20th pick up date in Weston was just confirmed... BTW there is a MS150 bike ride from Miami to Key West in early November. Perhaps there ought to be a Smart support service????
Comment by Renee Chevalier on August 7, 2008 at 9:23pm
Hi to all the SMART people in South Florida!
Hope to see you and meet you at the Smart get together, in September, thank to Catalina
Later Dude

Comment by Seth Levy on July 22, 2008 at 11:17pm
I would like to discuss the keys trip in the Fall brought up during the BPP show. I have some ideas already, but I would like to hear yours as well!
My ideas:
*Start early in the morning around 7 am
*Stop in Marathon and have a pic-nic lunch at Marathon park (around MM 46)
*Go to the 'spots' in Key West and have dinner there
*Drive home in the beautiful sunset
Any other ideas? I personally love Marathon park so it would be nice to go there

PS I am going to cross post this at other smart forums so everyone knows about it!
Comment by HI IQ 1 on July 21, 2008 at 7:56pm
Progressive checks in at $65 a month for the sale coverage as $150.....
Comment by Catalina on July 18, 2008 at 2:08pm
ups.... something wrong w the comp... sorry

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