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    110 person wedding in Vegas, I paid about $5k total.

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    4 day trip driving Spa and Nurburging, I paid about $3k total
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    Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
    But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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    ^^^ That's all including airfare, hotel, meals, etc.? Wow. Oh, I forgot, you shared four wangers to a hotel room . . .
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    The top 10 reasons I love my wife:

    10) doesn't mind holding an umbrella to keep the sun off me at pre-grid.
    9) checks tire pressures when I come into the pits
    8) is a fan of the BBC's F1 coverage
    7) enjoys traveling to distilleries for tours and tasting
    6) doesn't ask me "how much was that bottle of 30 year old Glendronach?"
    5) has never asked "how much DID it cost to fix your car after ripping the right side of it completely off?"
    4) keeps it together when only 2/3's of a car comes back on the hook trusting that I'm probably okay
    3) was willing to get in a light aircraft with me on our first date
    2) puts up with my deeply competitive nature
    1) when I was buying the Chrysler, said to me "are you SURE you wouldn't rather get the Maserati?"

    Of course, I just nod and smile when it comes to the costs of her various new and vintage sewing machines....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    The top 10 reasons I love my wife:

    10) doesn't mind holding an umbrella to keep the sun off me at pre-grid.
    9) checks tire pressures when I come into the pits
    8) is a fan of the BBC's F1 coverage
    7) enjoys traveling to distilleries for tours and tasting
    6) doesn't ask me "how much was that bottle of 30 year old Glendronach?"
    5) has never asked "how much DID it cost to fix your car after ripping the right side of it completely off?"
    4) keeps it together when only 2/3's of a car comes back on the hook trusting that I'm probably okay
    3) was willing to get in a light aircraft with me on our first date
    2) puts up with my deeply competitive nature
    1) when I was buying the Chrysler, said to me "are you SURE you wouldn't rather get the Maserati?"

    Of course, I just nod and smile when it comes to the costs of her various new and vintage sewing machines....

    Steve

    You and I are lucky men Steve. I can write a similar list for my bride.
    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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    We both hates attention
    Then this thread probably wasn't your best call.

    Go karting, do autocross and scratch, scrimp and save to do single-day track events whenever you can. Do them without need for a hotel. Do them close to home, but you cannot let being married — or the prospect of being married, whichever is the case — keep you from what you enjoy.

    There are times, I wish I would be into surfing. A cool thousand bucks and I'd have nifty board and a wetsuit and all the free waves I wanted just 2 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    You and I are lucky men Steve. I can write a similar list for my bride.
    Me too. Just closed on next racecar last night. I did not sleep well thinking about it and woke up at 3AM. She got up and made me waffles. Choose well my friends. Choose well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Me too. Just closed on next racecar last night. I did not sleep well thinking about it and woke up at 3AM. She got up and made me waffles. Choose well my friends. Choose well!
    What did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    What did you get?
    He said waffles
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    No, but what kind?

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    Mmm banana waffles...

    OP - a situation where you feel guilty to do what makes you happy (within reason) is not a good situation in my book.

    When faced with dilemmas and life decisions I always ask (hypothetically of course) the old, weathered, wrinkly version of me looking back on his life how he would feel about it. If I would look back and regret not making something happen, or taking advantage of an opportunity, etc. then I find a way to do it.

    Life needs balance - saving every penny and not allowing yourself to do anything you have yearned to do is going to create resentment for the very things that you're doing all this for (wife, marriage, in-laws, etc.) Maybe you have to save up for a track day just like you're saving up for the wedding ceremony. One way or another though, you're already half-way there since you've prepped the car for it, find a way to do it.

    Something else that might help depending on how you handle your finances; I have separate savings accounts. One is my real savings. The other is labeled "Hobbies". I can add funds to each simultaneously and when I use money in the hobbies account for the fun things in life, I'm not taking money out of the life savings. I know some people can't stand having multiple accounts, but for people like me it works (I like compartmentalizing everything).

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    He got waffles. Not puzzy . . .
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    I can't figure out why the original post was made at all. It seems like the guy has decided to not go to the track in order to save money for something else. He doesn't seem to be looking for advice on the issue.

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    How old are you OP?
    Do you understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
    I can't figure out why the original post was made at all. It seems like the guy has decided to not go to the track in order to save money for something else. He doesn't seem to be looking for advice on the issue.
    He's bleating like a sheep . . .
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

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    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tq3z View Post
    How old are you OP?
    Oh good question!

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    Life needs balance - saving every penny and not allowing yourself to do anything you have yearned to do is going to create resentment for the very things that you're doing all this for (wife, marriage, in-laws, etc.) Maybe you have to save up for a track day just like you're saving up for the wedding ceremony. One way or another though, you're already half-way there since you've prepped the car for it, find a way to do it.


    -Ryan[/QUOTE]


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    Met my wife at the track. Want to go more often? Take her and let her drive in the heats you don't. The Miata can handle it. Trust me.

    Now, when I want to do a trackday with friends, she understands. I don't have any other real hobbies but cars and track days, so it's easier to pull off. She knows it levels me out too.

    As for the wedding, we paid for our own, too. Kept it small, like 50-60 people. Any complaints were dealt bluntly and politely (basically told people to fcuk off). We bought the house before we got married, and that helped too.


    She has an astronomy hobby that isn't cheap. I was juggling these little plastic cases holding various eyepieces. She coolly told me I was tossing around delicate instruments valued at about $3k in the air. I placed them gently back in the padded briefcase she stores them in and slunk out of the room. I came back to play with the high-powered laser pointer she uses to point out constellations. Pew! Pew!
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    Blackbirds story is the true love story!

    Don't get married!!!!!! Race cars and be happy. You won't listen though, as none of us have ( except for Rob, but that is because no one will have him )

    And if my wife is reading this; I love you dear, and I swear I wouldn't trade you for that Lotus Super 7 I have been wanting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    There are times, I wish I would be into surfing. A cool thousand bucks and I'd have nifty board and a wetsuit and all the free waves I wanted just 2 miles away.
    you don't even need $1000. used board for 250, new wetsuit for 100-200 at the bodyglove warehouse sale. but when i start getting 5+ used boards, i stop adding it up.

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