It's a gold colored Media Pass! This gives you access to the pit lanes, media center located in the convention center (where they served lunch and drinks), all of the paddock areas, Grand Prix Circuit, and press conferences. Maybe there are other benefits I am not aware of? I also got parking passes for all 3 days of the Baltimore Grand Prix, but I took the Light Rail to get down here today. Traffic congestion is bad. Pictures to come!
If most of you have not heard tomorrow Baltimore will be hosting it's first Grand Prix. This a big event for our small city and it is supposed to bring in an estimated 70 million dollars. There are many people unhappy with the event. Rightfully so as this is causing huge traffic congestion downtown. Consider though how much this means for a city like Baltimore. Our reputation has been marred by such shows as “The Wire” and “Homicide.” While there are many fans of these shows and I would include myself among fans of “The Wire” our city is plagued by many issues. It all really comes down to Baltimore being a poor city. Attracting a big racing event will mean continued commitment to keep money flowing into the city. Tens of thousands are expected to come out for the Baltimore Grand Prix. Baltimoreans should be excited! I know it can be difficult with terrible traffic, which I experienced today. Many communities are still without power. Racing is the last thing on their mind. Even if this is only around for 1-2 years, it will be a Boost for Baltimore. I look forward to covering it this weekend for the people of Baltimore.
Hey Everyone, I just got some great news! I was media credentialed to go the Baltimore Grand Prix. I am sooo excited to be able to cover the event on this blog and The College Driver. Should be a lot of fun. If you have tickets, I look forward to seeing you there.
Do you want to go to the Baltimore Grand Prix? Well you are in luck! Mr. Tire is giving away 250 pairs of tickets to the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix for Friday September 2nd. All you need to do is fill out and submit your information on the online entry form. Then you could win tickets to the event. You better hurry to enter as the sweepstakes ends August 22nd, 2011.
There is a catch. You can enter if you reside in Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia. If you live in other states… sorry you are not eligible. I assume most people within the specified entry states are most likely the majority of people who would be attending the Baltimore Grand Prix anyway.
The winners will be notified by email on August 24th. So don't make any plans for Labor day weekend if you enter. Remember this is big event for Baltimore. If you win some tickets I hope to see you there!
Here are pictures from the Baltimore's 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show. I was fortunate enough to go last weekend and it was fun, but nowhere near as exciting as past shows. Clearly the auto industry is still in a slump and it showed. There were new models and several classics cars there. Somehow you felt the empty space and lack of enthusiasm from some manufacturers displays. I still like going though and I hope people enjoy my pictures.
The 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show is coming to Baltimore! The annual Auto Show is held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore. It will be held from February 10th-13th. The latest and greatest car models will be shown as well with the newest car technology. Just for attending you will get a 1-Year Free Subscription to Motor Trend.