NSXPO 2012

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Website

The official event website can be viewed [here http://nsxca.org/nsxpo2012].

Overview

NSXPO 2012 is the 16th annual national meet for the NSX Club of America.

It will be held in the Denver, CO area September 13-18, 2012.

The 15th anniversary celebration of NSXPO is one of many reasons to bring NSX enthusiasts back to Colorado.

The Mile High Chapter has organized several days of fun including a fall drive into the Rocky Mountains with lunch at the historic Stanley Hotel. Just imagine 8,000 rpm at a starting elevation of 5,000 feet, rising to 7,500 ft or even 12,000 feet through twisty roads and breathtaking vistas. Options will include driving and hiking in/around Rocky Mountain National Park. The park covers 416 square miles and has 114 named peaks above 10,000 feet. The tallest is Longs Peak at 14,259 feet. The park and nearby areas host a variety of easily accessible and well-maintained roads, which is essential for a positive driving experience. September is the peak time for viewing fall colors, especially the spectacularly golden glow of Aspen trees. It also is the mating season for elk. Rutting bull elk bugle their passion with a sound that starts low, climbs ever higher and is punctuated with a series of grunts.

Traditional NSXPO activities will include car show, tech sessions, and vendor exhibits at Flatirons Acura...evening banquet with some degree of entertainment and comraderie...car museum, karting, etc.

Registration

Follow us on Twitter (no Twitter account necessary) to be notified when registration is open.

  • To start following: Text "follow nsxpo2012" to 40404
  • To stop following: Text "unfollow nsxpo2012" to 40404

We'll try to use this for relevant updates (registration open, registration deadlines, "Leaving for lunch in 15 mintues", "CO 123ABC you left your lights on") without spamming too much as some people are on limited or pay-per-text messaging plans.

International users: 40404 is for the US, you'll send to a different number.

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, September 13 "Show Up Today"

  • PM - Arrival / Registration @ Omni Interlocken, Aspen room

We suggest you arrive on this day as the signature mountain activities begin early the next day.

Friday, September 14 “Ride the Rockies”

  • AM - Continued Registration in the Aspen room
  • AM - Scenic drive from Omni Interlocken to Estes Park
  • Noon - Lunch @ the Stanley Hotel
  • PM - Sightseeing / Drives / Hiking (various options).
  • Evening - Dinner, included as part of the event
  • All Day - Lapping Day alternative for those wishing to drive the HPDE track ahead of time (contact High Plains Raceway directly to register)

Saturday, September 15 "Boulder, NSXorado”

  • AM - Flatirons Acura:
    • Car Show: Special cars Acura (TBD) + your NSXs.
    • Seminars (tentative):
      • Shad/Kip/Camel Lights
      • LoveFab's quest to conquer Pikes Peak
      • Indy Car racer Justin Wilson
    • Courtesy shuttle to Downtown Boulder for sightseeing/shopping.
    • Lunch provided by Flatirons Acura
  • PM - TBD Activity (scenic drives, beer tour, other)
  • Evening - THE Banquet, Omni Interlocken Centennial Ballroom

Sunday, September 16 "Stationary Cars, Speedy Karts”

  • AM - Tour of Stephen Tebo's Car Collection (300 cars)
  • PM - Lunch & Karting at IMI Motorsports Complex in Dacono, CO
  • 5:00 PM - HPDE Drivers' Meeting @ Denver Airport Mariott, Ballroom A

Monday, September 17 "HPDE Day 1”

  • All Day - HPDE, lunch provided.

Tuesday, September 18 "HPDE Day 2”

  • All Day - HPDE, lunch provided.

Resources / FAQ

General

I have a question not answered on this page, who do I ask?

How can I ship my NSX to NSXPO?

  • If you live in the NE, see this thread.
  • If you live in Florida, see this thread.
  • From another area, start appropriate thread and let us know to add a link here (or add it yourself).

I want to join or organize a caravan.

  • From Northern California, see this thread.
  • From the Pacific Northwest, see this thread.
  • From/through Vegas, see this thread.
  • From another area, start appropriate thread and let us know to add a link here (or add it yourself).

Suggestions

We've received the following suggestions. If you have more, see "general" above for threads/contacts where you can make more (or add one here yourself).

  • Include NSX Prime usernames on name tags.
  • Have a parts sale/swap for attendees.
  • Vacuums in the car wash area.
  • Compressed air and tire pressure gauges available.
  • DIY alignment class.

Accomodations

Host Hotel/NSXPO Headquarters

Omni Interlocken Resort.

Room rates will be $119 per night Thursday thru Sunday for single or double occupancy. Check-in / Check-out is 3pm/12am.

Included amenities for NSXPO attendees:

  • Parking and valet (NSXs will have dedicated parking area).
  • Group area to wash/detail your NSX with water provided.
  • Internet in guest rooms.
  • Transportation to Flatirons Crossing.
  • Use of fitness center.

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Estes Park Lunch

The Stanley Hotel will host us for lunch in the McGregor room before we head off to explore more of the Rocky Mountains. Built by Freelan O. Stanley, co-inventor of the Stanley Steamer automobile, and opened on July 4, 1909 The Stanley has catered to the rich and famous, including the Titanic survivor Margaret Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and a variety of Hollywood personalities. The hotel was featured in Stephen King’s novel and movie “The Shining" and is listed with surrounding lands on the National Register of Historic Places.

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(B&W photo used with permission from G Keith Clements Photography

Host Dealership

Flatirons Acura in Boulder, Colo., will be home to various NSX car care presentations, vendor exhibits, and the NSXPO car show.The dealership is located in Boulder, Colo., a scenic mountain town that is home to the University of Colorado and is famous for its active, vibrant lifestye. Boulder also is famous for its historic pedestrian shopping mall, which offers a wide variety of shopping experiences, culinary delights, and entertaining street performers. A shuttle between the Acura dealership and the pedestrian mall will provide opportunities for exploring the mall.

The Acura dealership is located about 11 miles from the Omni Interlocken Resort. Chris Wayland, an NSX-certified master tech, is well known throughout a several-state region for his expertise in the care and modification of NSXs. Scott Crouch, an owner of the dealership and a racer himself, has offered the use of the dealership for NSXPO and has pledged financial support for the event.

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HPDE Hotel

Denver Airport Mariott

Room rates will be $89 per night Sunday and Monday (and Tuesday pending availability)

Included amenities:

HPDE Track

High Plains Raceway

High Plains Raceway (HPR) is the new Colorado Amateur Motorsports Association (CAMA) road racing track in Last Chance, Colo., located about 45 minutes east of Denver. HPR is the only facility in the country that was conceived, financed, designed and built by a collection of amateur road racing clubs and their members. Several members of the Mile High Chapter of NSXCA are founding contributors of HPR, including Bruce McPherson, who is NSXCA’s lead driving instructor for High Performance Driving Events. McPherson is founder of High Performance Driving Techniques and uses High Plains Raceway as his home track. The rack opened in 2009 and is located on 460 acres of land. The full track is 2.54 miles long. It is an exciting and technically challenging circuit, featuring a 15-turn road course, rolling terrain with more than 300 feet of elevation changes, blind entry turns and a variety of challenging corners that will keep even experienced rivers interested and excited. Racing fuel is available on-site.

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