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    Area 27 track

    instead of sprinkling the odd photo here and there, I am going to start a thread just for the updates.

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    Ground view of the exit of turn 14. The right side road is the pit entrance road.

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    Arial view of the said area

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    This giant rock was unearthed during construction, it is estimated to be around 100,000lbs. That's a D9 pushing it for size comparison. We are gonna use it as a sign for the entrance.

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    wow many compliments....must be so exciting ...


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    This is so sexy.... cool cool project! kiss


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    very cool ! What's the concept ? Part-ownership or a Company ?


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    Track will be run as a private club, there are a number of founding members who has stakes, then the members have entry fees and memberships are transferable. 


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    Good thing one of the generous owners is a member of RT indecision


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    noone1:

    Good thing one of the generous owners is a member of RT indecision

    Just a 1,500 mile drive up the West Coast for you Smiley


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    Can the main straight double as a runway for the Gulfstream?  If we are going to visit from Down Under we will need somewhere to park the jet...  

    Looks brilliant. Look forwards to seeing more photos.

    DJM


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    Another day, another update. 

    Here is a arial shot of the whole track, to give a sense of size when comparing to the earlier photos. It's basically all marked out and just waiting to be graded. Don't ask me why but our construction crew had decided to build the track backwards from turn 16 back. 

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    The track runs counter clockwise in the photo, the far side is the main straight, 1/2 mile, ~800m long. Slightly uphill. Followed by a sweeping left-hander that drops down, sort of like Pouhon but without the double apex.

    This photo can't quite show the elevation changes, the 'U' turn at the bottom of the photo is actually on a hill, so the one takes the righthand turn 5 and go up the hill, if my memory serves me right the height is 20m, then the track flattens around turn 6 and come straight back down the hill towards another right hander turn 7. Sort of like turn 1 at COTA. 

    Initially we had planned for a banked turn 6, but not anymore, not gonna have our own little Karussell.


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    DJM48:

    Can the main straight double as a runway for the Gulfstream?  If we are going to visit from Down Under we will need somewhere to park the jet...  

    Looks brilliant. Look forwards to seeing more photos.

    DJM

     

    Not sure 800m is enough for your jet Smiley

    Closet regional airport is about 30mins away in Penticton with a 1.83km runway.

    But we do have onsite helicopter landing pads Smiley


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    Aussie sense of humour.  Still working on the jet

    How far from the Burrowing Owl Vineyard are you there? Ever since a trip to Whistler a few years ago the Okanagan Valley has been on my to visit list.

    Turn 4 (far left of photo - guess it is Turn 4) : Whilst they are there, can the boys move the mountain back a few metres to give you a bit more run off area? Shouldn't be too hard given the scale of what you have already done!

     

     

     


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    Nick, are you a founding member or investor? This is amazing!! What a great add to BC, we dearly needed something other than the horrible Mission Raceway concrete strip.. 


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    DJM48:

    Aussie sense of humour.  Still working on the jet

    How far from the Burrowing Owl Vineyard are you there? Ever since a trip to Whistler a few years ago the Okanagan Valley has been on my to visit list.

    Turn 4 (far left of photo - guess it is Turn 4) : Whilst they are there, can the boys move the mountain back a few metres to give you a bit more run off area? Shouldn't be too hard given the scale of what you have already done!

     

    See 1st pic from 1st post for planned runoff for turn 4. 

    We might do the grip paint a la Paul Ricard and COTA on the run off areas. 

    Funny you mentioned Burrowing Owl Vineyard, we are just up the road, the Black Sage Road (i.e. vineyard row) from them, about 10km North.

     


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    Atzporsche:

    Nick, are you a founding member or investor? This is amazing!! What a great add to BC, we dearly needed something other than the horrible Mission Raceway concrete strip.. 

     

    I got in too late to be a founding member, just a charter member, but I am working hard to promote myself up the ladder Smiley


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    Heaven. On. Earth. frown


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    Whoopsy:
    Atzporsche:

    Nick, are you a founding member or investor? This is amazing!! What a great add to BC, we dearly needed something other than the horrible Mission Raceway concrete strip.. 

     

    I got in too late to be a founding member, just a charter member, but I am working hard to promote myself up the ladder Smiley

    Glad to hear that - a gearhead is a must on the panel Smiley


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    Capitalism at its absolute best.

    Utterly fantastic.


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    So just out of curiousity, what's it cost to build a track like that?


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    1456538332588image.jpegOh about the size of that rock:

     


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    noone1:

    So just out of curiousity, what's it cost to build a track like that?

    Less than what you expect.

    7 digits but less than 8 digits. In CAD$ no less so even cheaper when converted to US$

    Phase one, which consists of just the track and some primary needs for track is around 5mil.

     


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    and the cost of the land?


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    That's so worth it! kiss I'm going to be spending my time there and get a second home nearby wink I of course am still saving for my dream property - a winery! It's a struggling industry now, but I think it'll come around and develop over time with VQA growth and demand. Someday..... 

     


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    Whoopsy:
    Atzporsche:

    Nick, are you a founding member or investor? This is amazing!! What a great add to BC, we dearly needed something other than the horrible Mission Raceway concrete strip.. 

     

    I got in too late to be a founding member, just a charter member, but I am working hard to promote myself up the ladder Smiley

    Nick,

    move up the ladder and then invite your friends (me) to some free track days.


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    and me 


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    Wineries don't really make money anymore. Value has been propped up by people just owning one and be happy they don't loose money...


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    SciFrog:

    Wineries don't really make money anymore. Value has been propped up by people just owning one and be happy they don't loose money...

    Yeah, every second one is for sale. I'd have it as a retirement home, more so having the scenery over production value..


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    And a few more recent construction photos.

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    Keep it like that! An excellent dirt track indecision kiss

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    This is an beautiful landscape. Love the mountains and hills around! smiley Next time I'm in Vancouver I will give you a buzz - maybe there is already something to see smiley


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    At the track doing a site visit today, too some pictures at ground level to show the elevation changes.

    This one is showing turn 3 right-hander in the background, loops back slightly up the high to turn 4 and 5, the straight on the front is between turn 7 and 8.

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    This is standing on the straight between turn 13 and 14 looking back, that's turn 6 turning up the hill onto turn 7 which loops behind the trees and the knoll and then back down the hill. Turn 7 is banked 18 degrees, just like the banking on Daytona Speedway. Turn 6 hasn't been graded yet, we will drop it another 6 feet down, so the climb up the hill will be 45 ft, basically 5 stories.

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    This one is standing on the straight between turn 13 and 14 looking at the last 2 corners , turn 15 and 16 which loops back on to the pit straight start/finish

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    This last pic is end of the pit straight heading into turn 1 and then the main straight. The corner is cambered, especially on the inside, so one can either take a late apex to extend the main straight, or take the inside and sling shot out. 

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    Not a very good day weather wise, raining and cold, so some section of the track is muddy and full of water, the SUVs we drove can't make it around, so only a selection of corners shown.


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