Possible Concrete Site?

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Possible Concrete Site?

Post by TennTechMan » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:56 pm

Earlier today, I drove past this place.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7541514 ... !1e3?hl=en


I have no idea what it is, or why it exists. It looks like fairly new concrete. A couple of tractor trailers were parked along one edge. No poles or islands. It's on the small side.

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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by TedV » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:44 pm

I saw it a many years ago, thought it was concrete but turned out to be crush n run gravel. Is it actually concrete now?
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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by scottgib » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:17 pm

That is new. Google street view doesn't have it, but the satellite does. Buildings look like they are waiting for the business to move in, and it appears to be built for a specific purpose. It is a little small for our autocrosses. Might accommodate a 30-40 car event. It does look like concrete from a few miles above. If I remember I'll go by and look. I go close by each week.
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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by scottgib » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:52 pm

I rode by today and it is a beautiful concrete surface with nary a light pole and completely flat. There was some activity and I expect it is just getting started. Based on the surface, I suspect that it was designed for tractor-trailers. Oh and it had some super-duper security. Sign said Vanquish International.

As for autocrossing, I don't hold much hope.
1. Size would only work for a limited number of drivers
2. People don't like to move trailers just for us, especially when they don't have a good place to which to move them.
3. All the security (fence, barbed wire on top, video cameras, card access, gate closed even those there was activity at the building) leads be to believe they would not want strangers inside the fence.

Sad, that was the best autocross surface that I have ever seen.
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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by TennTechMan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:42 pm

A little Googling got me to this...

http://www.govanquish.com/


It's a little unclear exactly what the company does. It seems to have something to do with repurposing US military installment locations in the middle East. Maybe they will be staging construction equipment there. Hard to imagine it makes sense to ship that stuff around the world versus just renting it on location.
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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by TennTechMan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:43 pm

scottgib wrote: Sad, that was the best autocross surface that I have ever seen.

Did you not get to see the airport site in person that we were trying for a few years ago? That was the best I have seen locally.
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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by thrdeye » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:51 pm

TennTechMan wrote:
scottgib wrote: Sad, that was the best autocross surface that I have ever seen.

Did you not get to see the airport site in person that we were trying for a few years ago? That was the best I have seen locally.
We ought to get Raleigh Boreen involved in that and see if we make better headway on a second go round
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Re: Possible Concrete Site?

Post by scottgib » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:19 pm

Remember I said it was way too small for our autocrosses now. This place is not worth our effort. Go on Google Earth and measure it for yourself. Remember to include paddock and grid.

I have seen the airport concrete. Vanquish looks better due to the expansion joint being almost hidden. New technology of some sort.
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