MegaSquirt ‘MegaMeet 2011’
At The Classic Motorsports ‘Mitty’ at Road Atlanta – April 30th 2011
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|When: Meet will be Saturday April 30th, 2011 — We’ll be hanging out in the area Thursday 28th thru Sunday the May 1st. See schedule below.
Where: Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. Just 30 minutes from DIYAutoTune HQ.
What: The Annual MegaMeet is the opportunity to come and hang out with all of the major car geeks that make the MegaSquirt project happen. Just about everyone that’s played a major role in the project from early on, which of course includes Bowling and Grippo and most of the masses of contributors that have made this project possible. If you can think of a name that you’ve heard, a firmware / tuning software / etc coder or contributor, or documentation person, or support guy, or just hardcore ‘when I bleed it MegaSquirts out of my body’ type of guys/gals they will very likely be there. We’ve had people travel from all over the US, come down from Canada, and from as far as the UK to be here and that’s likely to happen again this year.
So what do we really do?
Well, first there’s the opportunity to meet/greet all of the core team. You’ll get a glimpse at upcoming hardware and get to hear all the skinny on it. Tuning software as well. Anything MegaSquirt related that’s in the works or coming together, it will likely be here and you’ll see it first. So basically we gather around, geek out, ooo’s and aaa’s are heard, we check out each other’s rides, have some food, and generally just have a good time.
This year we’re taking it up a notch, and combining the event with the Classic MotorSports ‘Mitty’ at Road Atlanta. The Mitty is 3 days of road racing on Road Atlanta’s 2.54 mile course, combined with onsite camping, live music and free beer on Saturday night, etc. This year the theme will be somewhat of a celebration of all things Japanese Sportscars.
There will also be an autocross on-site where you can beat the heck out of some MX-5’s for free, sponsored by Kuhmo Tires. You can take your car out on the RoadA track for some touring laps or parade laps as well! (Parade laps are free, touring laps cost a few bucks but you can drive faster)
You can read more about The Mitty at http://www.TheMitty.com
And you can check pricing and buy your tickets for the event athttp://mittyeventtickets.com/
Wear your DIYAutoTune.com T-Shirt!
DIY will have a hospitality tent setup in our car corral area. Your T-shirt gets you in for free ice-cold water, shade from the sun, and who knows what else. Let’s see how many DIY T-Shirts we can smother Road Atlanta with, we are extremely excited because one of our members was able to recover from a birth trauma recently, she will be coming with us with no doubt!
The Esses at Road Atlanta – pic appears to have been taken from ‘Spectator Hill’
Where to Stay:
(listed from cheap to not so cheap)
Camp at Road Atlanta
Bring your tent and sleeping bags and crash out at the race track. That’s where the fun is anyways, may as well crash out there after the GRM/Classic tent party!
$25 for camping pass for the duration of the event. Bonus– with the camping pass you don’t need the $10 Infield Parking pass, you’re covered.
Chances are much of the DIY crew will be camping out… the earlier you get there the better spot you’ll get!
Best Western Braselton Inn
303 Zion Church Road US Braselton, Georgia, 30517-3227
For reservations call: 706/654-3081 — Ask for a room from the ‘MegaMeet 2011’ block.
Located about 5 miles from the track in Braselton.
Rate is $99.99/night – 15 double rooms blocked off, share one with a friend and save a few bucks. Rooms will be released from the block after April 8th so book before then!
Holiday Inn Express: Braselton at Chateau Elan
2069 Highway 211
Braselton, GA 30517
For reservations call: (770) 867-8100 — Ask for a room from the ‘MegaMeet 2011’ block.
This hotel is across the street from Chateau Elan Winery and Resort and 5 miles from Road Atlanta. Located at exit 126 on I-85.
Rate is $129.99/night — Rooms will be released from the block after April 15th so book before then!
Get to the track whenver you feel like it, we’ll be around all day. The DIYAutoTune.com car corral/hospitality tent will be located at the top of hill, near vendor village and we’ll be around there most of the day.
Race Practice/Qualifying all day, see The Mitty Schedule for more info.
9:00am – Noon: Discussion/Tech Sessions at the DIY Tent/Car Corral area
Racing all day, see The Mitty Schedule for more info.
- Saturday night 8pm – ??? Grassroots Motorsports Magazine / Classic Motorsports Magazine / Hella are hosting a party at their big tent at the top of the hill, can’t miss it. Free beer, live music by Wes Cobb, who rocks BTW, and a good time to be had by all.
There’s no telling what else may happen, we’ve completely fabbed an EFI system up for a car and had it dialed in and driving away by the end of the weekend a couple times before–
This is the last day of the Mitty, though the MegaMeet is officially Saturday, we’ll still be hanging out and watching some more killer racing. Stick around!
Racing all day, see The Mitty Schedule for more info.
If you’re flying in, you want to fly into Hartsfield. It’s a massive airport, and most of it is dedicated to Delta. That means you’ll likely get the best ticket rates on Delta…
It’s about an hour drive from Hartfield to Road Atlanta
Discussion Threads on the Meet: