GP Tours - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
Long-term Lotus Fanatic
 
ervsch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago-area
Posts: 977
GP Tours

My wife and I are thinking about talking an anniversary trip to Europe this year, and are thinking about including an F1 race while we're there.

Has anyone had any experience with the group GP Tours?

Thanks -

Erv S. - 2005 Elise

LotusCorp - The Chicago Region's Lotus Club
Website - Facebook Page
ervsch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 02:18 PM
Registered User
 
Gunpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Enterprise AL
Posts: 4,089
I don't but gungodess and I were thinking the same for a Korean GP!

2012 Evora 2+0 IPS.
2007 Exige mental track toy.
2005 Elise.
1982 Brunette.

"Listen up, I ain't Captain Walker. I'm the guy who carries Mr. Dead in his pocket."

"CHARLIE DON'T SURF"
Gunpilot is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 08:28 PM
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, TX
Posts: 4,328
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunpilot View Post
I don't but gungodess and I were thinking the same for a Korean GP!
Korean GP is no longer on calender.

'17 Evora Sport 410 GP (No. 1 of 9) LMS alloy pan, BOE headers, SSC harness bar
'12 Evora S GP (No. 1 of 14) BOE Prototype S 430 **SOLD**
Julian73 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Registered User
 
Semp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 71
Brazil - interlagos...the worst track (condition) in F1 calendar but still lot of fun !!


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Semp is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 06:14 AM
Registered User
 
XHILR8N!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: 2 laps down
Posts: 6,751
Garage
We used them for 2012 Silverstone. Everything happened ok. I believe they are based out of South Africa?
Did not have tickets in hand until just a couple weeks before we left US but we booked with them six months out. Would up almost exactly on start/finish.

Only complaint is that they glorified the accommodations and the area quite a lot. The "deluxe accommodations" were essentially dorm rooms at some educational center. The food there was marginal. Nothing really wrong with them though. And we Yanks are perhaps accustomed to a little more luxury?

It was most of an hour's drive to the Milton Keynes area where nice places to visit were, and a lot more than that to the race. The bus ride was nice and relaxing though after over a week of driving in unfamiliar places on the other side of the road.

I would use them again though. And experiencing an F1 event has so far been a major life highlight! No way to describe the sound and crowd enthusiasm and excitement!
Attached Images
 

Anyone can make something complicated. It takes genius to make it simple. Einstein.
2011 Evora S Racing Heritage Edition (#3 of 4) (Now with alexsharkeyross)
2005 Elise LRG, track prepped ,
1974 Lotus Europa Special 3841R in JPS livery
2007 Toyota Tundra (about 10 cup holders), traded for 2015 Tundra TRD PRO
2007 Audi S4 DTM (RIP) 1980 Rover SD1 (new home) 2015 Honda Civic Si
2016 370Z Nismo
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed 2019 Lexus LC500

Last edited by XHILR8N!; 12-27-2013 at 06:24 AM.
XHILR8N! is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Registered User
 
dwkoski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 773
Go for it, Erv, sounds like a fantastic idea. I haven't used GP Tours although I've been very tempted and am on their mailing list. I do think they are a bit pricey for what is offered. Which GP are you thinking of? I've done the German on my own and it was no problem to arrange. Just stay an hour away and leave early in the morning. Have you asked Richard about arranging something? I know he's been to the British many times...Dave
dwkoski is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Motorsports > The Racing Den

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome