Car lover vacations absolutely can be done for cheap

by Cornelius Nunev

Car lovers everywhere would like to go to the Monaco Grand Prix or Le Mans, but can't pay for the trip. However, there are numerous vehicle lover getaways that are cheap and would be total heaven for the gearhead.

Budget vacation for your vehicle

Locations you may want to head, according to the Jalopnik post called "The Top 10 Ultimate Vacations for Car Lovers," include events. These events might include the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Nurburgring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Flying into Charles De Gaulle airport and taking the TGV is really your only option for getting the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That is not cheap though. In fact, it could cost over $1,000 for your ticket over there and another $50 or so for your train ride. The 24 Hours of Le Mans website also points out those cheap seats are costly at 69 euros, or around $88.

Some that do not cost

The 24 Hours of Le Mons is one that you can go to, certainly playing off Le Mans, where none of the vehicles are worth more than $500. The automobiles are decorated interestingly and have been modified for safety. The race is an excellent trip for the budget-friendly, which was one of the ones mentioned by Jalopnik.

It would not be hard to find a race to attend since the races run from February to Dec. yearly in almost every state every few weekends or so. You may also go to the Chump Vehicle 24-hour race for $15 a person, and that is an extremely reasonable price. The race takes place in August at the VA International Raceway.

Even though tickets might be costly to get to a fantastic race such as the American Le Mans race series, you do not have to pay to fly across the ocean to see a Le Mans-style race. The race runs really nice automobiles in cities such as Baltimore, Md.; Laguna, California; and Daytona, Florida.

Visit shows

In case you are not all vehicle lovers in your family, there are some options to accommodate everybody. You might plan a trip to the Arizona SnowBowl in Flagstaff Arizona for skiing, but then you might go down to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Scottsdale on January 13-20, 2013. The auction house brings in a lot of enthusiasts and great vehicles.

You could also look into Detroit. The Walter P. Chrysler memorial Museum is found in Auburn Hills and then you can go to Dearborn and find the Henry Ford museum. There are a lot of automotive museums in the city, one devoted entirely to the ford Model T, according to Visit Detroit. You will even find a display at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Automotive Hall of Fame there. There is the General Motors Heritage Center in Sterling Heights but it is not open to the public.

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