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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    Sadly, my pockets are shallower than my personality. What a terrific three days some people are going to have driving two of the most legendary tracks in the world. I wonder if Croc already has his flights booked for the event?

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    A little cheaper here in Florida
    I went as a guest a couple of times and realize that people have a lot more money than I do.

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    Just to clarify, you can’t invite the same driving guest more than twice in a 12 month period?

    Individual Membership – $12,000 Payment for 1st Year (initiation fee + first year dues)

    • $4,500 per year in dues.
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    • Unlimited attendance to all PBDC events as well as all VIP access to all PBIR sanctioned events 1 Driving Guest* allowed per event and 1 Non-driving guest* allowed per event.
    • PBDC members receive discount track rental rates to rent the track privately based on availability.
      *No driving guests may attend more than two events on track within a 12-month period.
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    I think NJMP is 2x what the Palm Beach club costs. There is a little racecourse 3 hours from me called Putnam Park racetrack. Membership is a mere $7.5K plus $5K a year for a minimum of 3 years. It's in rural Indiana among the farms. Every year they do a fundraiser for the local FFA. Shane knows what that is. Different vibe than Europe, south FL, or NJMP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    I think NJMP is 2x what the Palm Beach club costs.
    Its different. The upfront cost is $16-17k these days - may even be more as I have not checked it in a while. But the trick is to buy in at year end when they have specials to boost members - you can get 40%+ off then if you time it right. Annual dues are $2600. But then members pay $195 per day to access the track via the assigned dates - about 47 days a year. I dont think you pay per day at Palm Beach.

    Arguably NJMP is better too - two full sized separate tracks, go kart facility, pool, clubhouse/bar/restaurant, more facilities, etc.

    Same limitation on guests exists at NJMP too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro Bob View Post
    I wonder if Croc already has his flights booked for the event?
    Not this one. I will be heading to Spa-Francorchamps on March 23/24 with my Caterham. I prefer Spa over Nurburgring (the Ring) - I am done driving Nurburgring unless it is a dedicated track day with limited numbers - its too risky otherwise. Would happily go back to Nurburg GP circuit - I like that one.

    I have rented through RSR Nurburg before for Nurburgring. Great outfit. A few friends, including Rahul on this forum, rented through RSR Spa for the two Spa-Francorchamps days last year. Their track days are very high end. Expensive machinery. Very good driving standard. Not very crowded. Full hospitality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post

    Arguably NJMP is better too - two full sized separate tracks, go kart facility, pool, clubhouse/bar/restaurant, more facilities, etc.

    Croc, you forgot the AX throwing venue. We definitely have to add that to our activities this year.

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    Yes and when the USA7s crowd turn up then gardening is always a popular activity!


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    NY Times has an article today on this very subject. Lots of expensive track clubs around. What about joining the Thermal Club you se7ers in Calif: 4 tracks, 2 restaurants, initiation fee is $85K (cheap) monthly dues are $1.2K and members are obligated to buy a lot and build a house there within 5 years (lots go for a very reasonable $750K and finished homes going for $3M, again, totally affordable). And more of these are opening up in mostly high income areas around the country including The Concours Club in Miami (a 6 figure initiation fee, etc).

    The happy members all seem to say the same thing: they just don't get the same adrenaline rush from golf that they get on the track. Tell me about it.
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