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8/20/2018 8:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 10:28 PM

I’m looking at going to MXoN with my chick and was wondering if you guys would share how much it has cost in total... hotel, rental car, tickets, etc.

Also I’m only 20 so can I even get a rental car in Michigan. Lol. Money isn’t a huge issue but having transportation sorta is.

I know it’s a somewhat personal question but I just wanted to get a ball park on what I’m looking at spending.. thanks boys!

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8/20/2018 8:36 PM

Good luck with a hotel, from what i have heard everything is sold out within a 50 mile radius.

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8/20/2018 8:58 PM

Air, Santa Barbara to Ohare $350

Hotel, in Old Buffalo suite $107.00 a night

Costco car rental mid size 5 days $240

VID gold ticket $700

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8/20/2018 9:05 PM

Flights about $400 from San Diego to Chicago

RV rental 4 nights $500

RV space $200

Weekend tickets $130 per person

Plus food and drinks for 4 days and RV fuel.

I’m probably spending $800-1000 per person when it’s all said and done.

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8/20/2018 9:06 PM

Costed in total? Seriously?

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8/20/2018 10:08 PM

Traveling from northern ca, in a group of five we’ve spent $1,050 each for far. That’s for airfare, RV rental, tickets and camping. We’ve still got a rental car, $500 with of merica apparel, beer, vodka, whisky, air horns, etc. I figure it’ll be $2,500 each

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8/21/2018 12:56 AM

With the family I'm looking around $15000 from Australia. But there's 5 days either side in SF, NY and LA

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8/21/2018 3:01 AM

Gas, camping, food and 3 tickets. Keeping it under $900 for 3 people for the weekend.

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8/21/2018 3:35 AM

Underground wrote:

With the family I'm looking around $15000 from Australia. But there's 5 days either side in SF, NY and LA

As a local guy this blows my mind. $15,000 for redbud?!?


I’m hoping to drop less than 300 total but I’m in Michigan.

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8/21/2018 4:06 AM

People who are only a few hours drive from these major events usually don't know how lucky they are.

Just imagine if you were on the other side of the world from this and still going?

Budds 2007 was a 20 hour bus ride (each way) for us. It was seriously one of the best things I've ever done in my life though. Sadly this one isn't in our cards....

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8/21/2018 4:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2018 5:01 AM

racerx217 wrote:

Good luck with a hotel, from what i have heard everything is sold out within a 50 mile radius.

Driving from St Louis in a company car = free
Hotel I booked in Elkhart, IN last week using points = free
So basically, I’m on the hook for whatever the tickets and food cost.

I just booked my hotel last week using points, so I guarantee hotels in a 50 mile radius are not even close to being sold out. Whenever rooms start to get scarce, they don’t let you use points.

I’m driving up Saturday afternoon to watch the races on Sunday (unless it rains, in which case I’ll stay home to watch). I really don’t care to watch practice and qualifying.

In my case, I’m figuring on spending about $200 per person (including food).

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8/21/2018 5:06 AM

Driving up from Indiana it'll cost me about 45 minute drive time, $80 ticket. $20 beer, $20 food, $45 merch. So all in all about $160 or less lol

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8/21/2018 5:08 AM

KirkChandler wrote:

Flights about $400 from San Diego to Chicago

RV rental 4 nights $500

RV space $200

Weekend tickets $130 per person

Plus food and drinks for 4 days and RV fuel.

I’m probably spending $800-1000 per person when it’s all said and done.

Pretty sure RV spots are all sold out.

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8/21/2018 5:41 AM

kNewc wrote:

Driving up from Indiana it'll cost me about 45 minute drive time, $80 ticket. $20 beer, $20 food, $45 merch. So all in all about $160 or less lol

$80 ticket? thought they were $130

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8/21/2018 5:47 AM

Kdunkin wrote:

$80 ticket? thought they were $130

Sunday only is $90.
Weekend is $130.

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8/21/2018 5:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2018 6:57 AM

kNewc wrote:

Driving up from Indiana it'll cost me about 45 minute drive time, $80 ticket. $20 beer, $20 food, $45 merch. So all in all about $160 or less lol

Kdunkin wrote:

$80 ticket? thought they were $130

Just checked and my Dad said he paid $80 the day that Red Bud put them on their site. Which was back in December lol. I personally didn't purchase them. We are also looking for bleacher seats but that must be a part of one of their packages.

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8/21/2018 10:51 AM

I’m looking to fly out of Portland. Does anyone know the deal with being under 21 and being able to get a rental car? Is that gonna be an issue or no?

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8/21/2018 10:56 AM

Call the rental car companies at the Chicago airport and ask. Only way to know for sure.

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8/21/2018 11:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2018 11:06 AM

Markopolo400 wrote:

Call the rental car companies at the Chicago airport and ask. Only way to know for sure.

Probably my best shot. I googled it and some states are less lenient about it than others, and then it sounds like it’s ultimately the rental car companies decision. And then some rental car companies allow it but will price gauge you to death. That’s been the biggest hiccup for me so far.

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8/21/2018 11:09 AM

Bein’ how ol’ scooter is a professional tourist and all, here’s a couple of tips for you, from my years on the road. Rent a minivan or SUV, anything that has a fold down rear seat. Pack a couple of sheets and blankets in your luggage, you won’t need sleeping bags for this weather. Failing that, hit a WallyWorld, and buy some, once you’re in the area.
Skip the motel room, camp in the vehicle. To clean up, head to the Pilot truck stop by South Bend, that costs $12 a person. Since you’re alone, (cough cough) a huge saving over the motel. I think there used to be a truckstop right at the intersection of the two main highways east of the track, but I’m not sure it’s still there.

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8/21/2018 12:42 PM

scooter5002 wrote:

Bein’ how ol’ scooter is a professional tourist and all, here’s a couple of tips for you, from my years on the road. Rent a minivan or SUV, anything that has a fold down rear seat. Pack a couple of sheets and blankets in your luggage, you won’t need sleeping bags for this weather. Failing that, hit a WallyWorld, and buy some, once you’re in the area.
Skip the motel room, camp in the vehicle. To clean up, head to the Pilot truck stop by South Bend, that costs $12 a person. Since you’re alone, (cough cough) a huge saving over the motel. I think there used to be a truckstop right at the intersection of the two main highways east of the track, but I’m not sure it’s still there.

Yeah i have been thinking about that too. It definitely would beat the cost of a hotel and also would be a benefit because I’d be at the track all weekend long.

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8/21/2018 5:04 PM

Pulling my camper from home to the track and back: $250 in gas
Camping pass: $220
Entry Thursday-Monday: $125 x 2 (I think)
Food and booze: $300

Cost to attend last years in Jolly ‘ol England? About 6k

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

8/21/2018 5:06 PM

craigathan404 wrote:

I’m looking to fly out of Portland. Does anyone know the deal with being under 21 and being able to get a rental car? Is that gonna be an issue or no?

Not to be an alarmist.... but 25 rings a bell

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

8/21/2018 5:29 PM

craigathan404 wrote:

I’m looking to fly out of Portland. Does anyone know the deal with being under 21 and being able to get a rental car? Is that gonna be an issue or no?

MxKing809 wrote:

Not to be an alarmist.... but 25 rings a bell

That’s what I thought but I’ve heard that Michigan allows 18+. I’m gonna have to call and ask I suppose.

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8/21/2018 5:46 PM

This seems to be an opportune time to purchase that camper shell I've been wantingwink .

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8/21/2018 6:04 PM

craigathan404 wrote:

I’m looking to fly out of Portland. Does anyone know the deal with being under 21 and being able to get a rental car? Is that gonna be an issue or no?

MxKing809 wrote:

Not to be an alarmist.... but 25 rings a bell

I used to rent cars all the time in various states for work when i was 21/22 and never had an issue. Cars were booked under our travel agency so may have given me some leeway, but never was questioned or brought up when i picked up the cars and signed paperwork.

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8/21/2018 6:08 PM

craigathan404 wrote:

I’m looking to fly out of Portland. Does anyone know the deal with being under 21 and being able to get a rental car? Is that gonna be an issue or no?

MxKing809 wrote:

Not to be an alarmist.... but 25 rings a bell

1983YZ125 wrote:

I used to rent cars all the time in various states for work when i was 21/22 and never had an issue. Cars were booked under our travel agency so may have given me some leeway, but never was questioned or brought up when i picked up the cars and signed paperwork.

Underage fees are waved when booked by a travel agent. Work for a large engineering automotive supplier as an engineer and when I'd travel for work there were never any under age driver fees or restrictions when I was under 25. I took notice and whenever i'd fly personal to daytona or something for SX i'd have our travel agent book me a car but would have her bill it to my card instead of corporate card.

I think if you're over 21 you can rent just about anywhere but they wack you a pretty hefty fee (I rented cars while attending community college, i want to say the fee was something like 25$ a day when somebody was underage. Doesnt seem bad until you had the 25% in taxes most rental cares have on them on the base rate for local/airport/city/etc taxes).

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8/21/2018 7:44 PM

Im going in blind. Ive got tickets in hand that were a b-day gift. A van and thats about it. The rest ill figure out as i go along.

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8/21/2018 8:30 PM

Underground wrote:

With the family I'm looking around $15000 from Australia. But there's 5 days either side in SF, NY and LA

nascarnate326 wrote:

As a local guy this blows my mind. $15,000 for redbud?!?


I’m hoping to drop less than 300 total but I’m in Michigan.

This will be my 3rd Nations event and I watch every year since steaming became a viable option. You'll understand after the event why so many including myself say it's the best race of the year. And it gets into your blood just like moto. This year I'll just have tag alongs and we'll be seeing a bit more of the country.

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8/21/2018 8:33 PM

Racer_Twentynine wrote:

Im going in blind. Ive got tickets in hand that were a b-day gift. A van and thats about it. The rest ill figure out as i go along.

That's how I did my first one. And everything fell nicely into place as ı went after catching up with friends

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