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As the title suggests. If there was an opportunity to build a world class track in the lower mainland, how much would you be willing to invest/donate?

And let's use REAL numbers please... based on what you could actually afford.
 

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I'll throw up the first $100 :)

not that it will help any, but maybe if there were thousands willing to donate.
 

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Hmmm, donations I prefer to give to those who actually need them (rather than for my own personal selfish needs), and I only make investments in things that I could expect a return. I would never expect a racetrack in BC to turn a profit.

In other words, I want one...but someone else is going to have to pay for it. :p

Ok, if I were to think about this more realistically...
If there were a guaruntee that the track were to get built (so my money wouldn't be sitting in trust for 5 years waiting for additional financing to be organized) and I would be guarunteed that I could ride there for the next 15-20 years without it being closed down (due to noise or polution issues), then I would be willing to "donate" maybe $1000-$2000. That's only $100/yr, assuming I ride track for the next 10-20 years.

It doesn't have to be a "world class" facility either. I would be more than happy to settle for something at the level of Spokane or Seattle, with some better safety measures in place.
 

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Hmmm, donations I prefer to give to those who actually need them (rather than for my own personal selfish needs), and I only make investments in things that I could expect a return. I would never expect a racetrack in BC to turn a profit.

In other words, I want one...but someone else is going to have to pay for it. :p

Ok, if I were to think about this more realistically...
If there were a guaruntee that the track were to get built (so my money wouldn't be sitting in trust for 5 years waiting for additional financing to be organized) and I would be guarunteed that I could ride there for the next 15-20 years without it being closed down (due to noise or polution issues), then I would be willing to "donate" maybe $1000-$2000. That's only $100/yr, assuming I ride track for the next 10-20 years.

It doesn't have to be a "world class" facility either. I would be more than happy to settle for something at the level of Spokane or Seattle, with some better safety measures in place.
THANK YOU.. finally a serious answer. ;)

This is more what I'm looking for guys.
 

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It doesn't have to be a "world class" facility either. I would be more than happy to settle for something at the level of Spokane or Seattle, with some better safety measures in place.
You'd think it would be no big deal to have a half decent road course somewhere around here. It's easier to get permission to have a landfill site than it is to have a race track.

(Yeah, yeah, I know all about Mission and that it's the best we have and it's a technical track and all that blah, blah, blah. It still blows donkey cock.)
 

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I'd donate. sweet, then we'd have two tracks!
 

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Where is here? Under the Burrard St. Bridge, Vancouver, the lower mainland, Chiilwack, 103 Mile House, Kelowna, or someplace no one's heard of?
 

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Ouch Harps, very ouch...

Could be just the old ramblings and rumours of the club but SUPPOSEDLY the GVRD had commited to paying X million to help build a racetrack provided it was within an hour downtown.

On the subject of a new track, it would depend on when you wanted the money. Now I would give $500. 2010 - likely $5-10K. For me to pay anything it would need to be within 2 hours of Vancouver, or say as far as Chilliiwack. It would need power, running water, RV hookups and a decent length. That's as world class as we really need.
 
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Ouch Harps, very ouch...

Could be just the old ramblings and rumours of the club but SUPPOSEDLY the GVRD had commited to paying X million to help build a racetrack provided it was within an hour downtown.

On the subject of a new track, it would depend on when you wanted the money. Now I would give $500. 2010 - likely $5-10K. For me to pay anything it would need to be within 2 hours of Vancouver, or say as far as Chilliiwack. It would need power, running water, RV hookups and a decent length. That's as world class as we really need.


agreed. i'd be in for 5=25 grand depending what the investment/membership offers. if you sold high dollar memberships to get things rolling and divided up track days and worked out some it would probably be a good way of goin about it. instead of asking people what they would pay, tell them.
 

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I assumed that my investment only got the track built, not any actual riding.

Something like a co-op could work too. track day or rental is one price for equity owners, a different price for jerks who didn't pay up!

The old Westwood actually got built like this with members buying bonds. The majority of which was later forgiven, or so the story goes.
 

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Well, like me pumping Salma Hayek's rectum full of baby batter it's never, ever going to happen. There is a better chance of that than there is having a new racetrack West of Hope.
 
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