At The Classic Motorsports ‘Mitty’ at Road Atlanta – April 28th 2012
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|When: The official ‘MegaSquirt Meet’ will be Saturday April 28th, 2012 — We’ll be hanging out in the area Friday the 27th thru Sunday the 29th. See schedule below!|
Where: Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. Just 30 minutes from DIYAutoTune HQ.
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What: The Annual MegaMeet is the opportunity to come and hang out with some of the major car geeks that make the MegaSquirt project happen. Bowling and Grippo and several others who continue to make this project possible will be there to share the latest news on upcoming products and to talk tech. We’ve had people travel from all over the US, come down from Canada, and from as far as the UK to be here, they even rent houses from obx rentals to stay around and that’s likely to happen again this year.
So what do we really do?
Well, first there’s the opportunity to meet/greet much 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’ll again be 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 Friday and Saturday night and free beer on Saturday night, etc.
In addition to three days of racing, the MegaSquirt Meet on Saturday, and the GRM Party Saturday night, we’ll be having a live band ‘Hang Overture’ out at the DIYAutoTune.com tent on Friday night so come hang out, bring a chilled beverage if you’d like, and enjoy some killer music.
You can read more about The Mitty at http://www.TheMitty.com
And you can check pricing and buy your tickets for the event at http://mittyeventtickets.com/Mitty-Tickets.html
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!
The Esses at Road Atlanta – pic appears to have been taken from ‘Spectator Hill’
Where to Stay:
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 if you enjoy camping!
$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. Note there are RV spots as well if needed; contact Road Atlanta for more information.
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’ block.
Located about 5 miles from the track in Braselton.
Rate is $109.99/night – 13 double rooms blocked off, share one with a friend and save a few bucks. Rooms will be released from the block after March 27th so book before then!
Comfort Inn Oakwood
I-985 exit 16, Mundy Mill Rd., Hwy. 53,
Oakwood, GA 30566
Located about 5 miles from the track in Oakwood.
Free Continental Breakfast / Waffles
Rates: $89.99 for a room with two Queen Beds
Currently they have the following available:
10 Double-Queen Bed Non-Smoking
7 Double-Queen Bed Smoking
Tell them you’re with the “Mitty Historic Car Race” to get one of these blocked rooms
Need other options? Check here: http://classicmotorsports.net/mitty/hotels/
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, turn left and cross the bridge, we’ll be on the right just before the 4-way stop and Vendor Village. We’ll have a tent with banners and our huge billboard of a trailer sitting there.
Race Practice/Qualifying all day, see The Mitty Schedule for more info.
Friday night 7pm-??? Live Music at the DIYAutoTune.com Tent / Car Corral — Bring a chilled beverage and come join the fun!
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 are hosting a party at their big tent at the top of the hill, can’t miss it. Free beer, live music, 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: