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UNKNOWN: Manufacturer-supported track day?
On the former Alameda Naval Base.
Show nearby | Submitter: tedder
TRANSIENT: Matrix 2 Freeway (0.07 mi / 0.12 km)
Cruise Ship in Dry Dock (1.49 mi / 2.40 km)
USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier (1.54 mi / 2.47 km)
Oakland Bay Bridge (2.45 mi / 3.95 km)
Pixar Animation Studios (3.49 mi / 5.62 km)
Maritol (car ferry converted to living space) (3.84 mi / 6.17 km)
Pac Bell (SBC) Park (3.93 mi / 6.33 km)
San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (4.48 mi / 7.21 km)
Yerba Buena Gardens (4.55 mi / 7.32 km)
Transamerica Pyramid (4.58 mi / 7.37 km)
From: tedderThis is a very weird one. There are at least 3 different 'tracks' set up (look for the white paint). At first glance it looks like autocross, but the cars are set up 2x2 on the right-hand course, as if they were racing against each other or something.
Fri Oct 20 21:42:59 -0700 2006
Further, note the semi trucks and commercial trucks at the top. That's why I think it might be a manufacturer-supported track day. I know Cadillac has been doing events like this- basically, "see how our car stacks up against the competition".
Can anyone find something that corroborates this?
Also note the painted Matrix 2 freeway is still visible.
From: SpyderMonkeyIt could be Mazda's Rev-It-Up promotion. I went to one in Atlanta, and the setup looks similar: several tents housing various displays, a main autocross track, 2 other practice/training tracks.
Sat Oct 21 05:59:06 -0700 2006
The resolution isn't good enough to tell what kind of cars they are. In 2003, they used Mazda 6s.
From: Gamarathis is where they filmed the chase scenese in the 2nd matrix movie.
Sat Oct 21 09:29:52 -0700 2006
From: tedderThat sounds right, SpyderMonkey. Here are pictures from an Alameda event by Mazda:
Sat Oct 21 12:33:14 -0700 2006
I wish I could see the Matrix freeway markings in his photos, but that is certainly Alameda- you can see the USS Hornet in the background, even.
From: shadowVery close Tedder! The Mazda Rev-It-Up promotion was not held on the runway/Matrix freeway, but actually not too far away over here near the hangers. You can see the test tracks on the ground painted in white.
Tue Jul 17 10:20:20 -0700 2007
From: shadowWhat you see on this page is the General Motors Autoshow In Motion event.
Tue Jul 17 10:26:44 -0700 2007