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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/5/19 7:06 a.m.

I'm only posting because this has happened to a few event organizer friends of mine.

Car broke? Flew in to buy a last-chance Challenger, and don't want to drive it home? Just in an abandon-y mood?

DO NOT LEAVE IT AT THE TRACK. 

It is your responsibility to take a car with you on Saturday afternoon. It doesn't have to be your car, but there needs to be a 1:1 ratio of cars brought and cars removed. Same rule goes for the hotel parking lot.

Here's your loophole: I'll personally buy any Challenge car parked in the hotel lot for $1 on Saturday night, and handle removing it on Sunday.

Thanks, everybody!

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/5/19 7:21 a.m.

It’s very hard as a car hoarder to not start a bidding war with you 

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
10/5/19 7:22 a.m.

I live in Gainesville and own a car trailer! wink

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/5/19 7:24 a.m.
Patrick said:

It’s very hard as a car hoarder to not start a bidding war with you 

Isn't that the truth.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/5/19 7:56 a.m.

Wait a minute Tommy.  I was very happy to sell the probe that one year...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/5/19 8:08 a.m.

Will you buy it at the track for $1? or does it need to make it to the hotel? 

More details on this event with cars left behind. Sounds like a good buying opportunity for next year. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/5/19 8:24 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

Too busy running the event on Saturday, so I can't buy at the track. Sorry!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/5/19 8:25 a.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

My $1 bid lost to a $3200 bid if I remember correctly....

maschinenbau
maschinenbau SuperDork
10/5/19 9:31 a.m.

Can I leave broken engine internals at the track or do they have to make it back to the hotel too?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
10/5/19 9:59 a.m.
maschinenbau said:

Can I leave broken engine internals at the track or do they have to make it back to the hotel too?

Basically, what percentage of the car is required to leave? ;)

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/5/19 10:08 a.m.
maschinenbau said:

Can I leave broken engine internals at the track or do they have to make it back to the hotel too?

Some interesting stuff has been left in the track’s trash cans

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
10/5/19 10:12 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

I've gotten some good free stuff from the tracks trash cans. 

Floating Doc
Floating Doc SuperDork
10/5/19 10:32 a.m.

One of my favorite sights at the Gatornationals was a ten year old boy heading to the parking lot rolling a single worn out slick.

The look on his face was priceless, you would think someone had given him a gold brick.

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
10/5/19 11:01 a.m.

I'm open to trade offers if anyone wants my hooptie after the event. It will have to be a functional car in return though, so I can get home. laugh

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/5/19 11:07 a.m.

 I am not bringing a car, but I might be willing to bring an empty car trailer. 

Perhaps I could lend some assistance…

 

-Pathetic Car Hoarder

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/5/19 11:08 a.m.

I propose an abandoned car class at the 2020 Challenge!

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
10/5/19 11:42 a.m.

It's funny you need to announce this.  

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UberDork
10/5/19 5:04 p.m.

Hmm.  This has me thinking.  I’m inclined to keep my truck when the Challenge is over, but maybe I’ll bring my title in case a good trade comes up.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
10/5/19 6:26 p.m.

Hmm...so we can’t leave abandoned cars at the track or hotel, but there’s what, 10-miles or so between the two? I know there’s at least a couple car lots. Drop a car out back & they might not even notice it for few days. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/5/19 7:12 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Patrick :

I've gotten some good free stuff from the tracks trash cans. 

All I ever got was some cheese fries with a footprint in them.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/5/19 7:12 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett :

Publix lot

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/5/19 7:14 p.m.
Patrick said:

In reply to Pete Gossett :

Publix lot

Walmart. They'll never notice. 

 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
10/5/19 10:11 p.m.
Mndsm said:
Patrick said:

In reply to Pete Gossett :

Publix lot

Walmart. They'll never notice. 

 

I dunno, that Walmart kinda near the track is upper-class by Mississippi standards. 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
10/5/19 10:17 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:
maschinenbau said:

Can I leave broken engine internals at the track or do they have to make it back to the hotel too?

Basically, what percentage of the car is required to leave? ;)

What percentage of a car is all the VIN plates?

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
10/6/19 1:17 a.m.
Robbie said:
Keith Tanner said:
maschinenbau said:

Can I leave broken engine internals at the track or do they have to make it back to the hotel too?

Basically, what percentage of the car is required to leave? ;)

What percentage of a car is all the VIN plates?

Pending the answer to this question, some sarcastic SOB is totally going to pile VIN plates on Tommy's desk now. 

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