About Dan Scanlon

This is the website home of the F1 Club for Formula One fans located in San Antonio, Texas. F1 racing is coming to Austin, Texas, less than 90 minutes away! Let's organize together for local F1 race watching parties!

F1 Singapore Grand Prix Austin Race Viewing Party

This upcoming weekend features multiple F1 race viewing parties in Austin.  This will be for the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, the only night race on the 2011 Formula 1 racing schedule.  The event I’m planning to attend will be take place in downtown Austin, TX at Six Lounge (this Sunday, September 25 · 1:30pm – 4:30pm) .  Details here!

2011 F1 Singel Singapore Grand Prix logoAlthough this is a new venue, that I’m not familiar with, I see via Facebook chatter that a number of good F1 race fans from Austin I know will be there.  One of our goals, here at San Antonio F1 Club, is starting our own race viewing parties, here in San Antonio, TX.  Consider attending this event as a good “training” gig!

I’ll be traveling there this Sunday morning – who’s going with me?  Shall we caravan or car pool?!?  Feel free to comment & coordinate…

Austin Red Bull Racing Team Video

Here’s that final cut of the newest Red Bull Racing Team video.  This was recently filmed in & around Austin, TX last month.  This was put together with David Coulthard driving around the Circuit of The Americas.  Towards the end he’s kicking up an awesome rooster tail on the yet to be paved 3.4 mile future race circuit.

I found it interesting how they were able edit the downtown driving sequence without any of the bystanders that were everywhere…as you can see below.

David Coulthard smoking the Red Bull Team F1 Racing car for MANY downtown Austin race fans!

Red Bull did a great job on this video – it’s all over the Internet!  ENJOY…

Red Bull Racing in Austin Streets & Assist Request

This Austin F1 USGP race promotional activity was from almost a month ago, but I feel it is worthy of inclusion here.

David Coulthard doing expensive donuts in the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Show Car

This occurred in downtown Austin, Texas, just a few blocks north of the Capitol.  The Red Bull Racing Team & former F1 racing driver David Coulthard came to film a promotional video (that has yet to be released).

Here’s an in-your-face YouTube posted video, that gives you the essential action!

For more details, pictures, videos & seeing a Formula 1 car “racing” on the yet to be paved track at the Circuit of The Americas, see this multimedia post from my sister blog, Racing Ready.

These are the types of exclusive events I will want to post here, on this San Antonio Formula 1 Club blog.  I try to keep abreast of what’s going on related to Formula 1 & other racing-related happenings in South/Central Texas.  But to continue, I will need your help & support.

Please e-mail me at dan@racingready.com when you learn about events & items our club will want to know – THANKS!

First Club Project, Find a Race Viewing Venue

One of the successes of this club will be an agreed upon Formula 1 race viewing venue.  As mentioned here yesterday, this is key!

Grand Prix PartyWe are looking for a friendly eatery (restaurant/sportsbar-type) location that fulfills the following criteria:

  • Has multiple big screen monitors
  • DVR capability & management willing to work with us
  • A reasonable menu & adult beverage selection
  • Maybe more than 1 location to alternate between

Currently the Austin F1 Club has made use of 4 venues – each one unique:

  1. Cool River Cafe
  2. Wingzup
  3. Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill
  4. Six Lounge

They like their options, but are open to others.  This is what we, of the San Antonio F1 Club, will want to do.  Here’s where we can start to volunteer our efforts.  Please contribute your comments & suggestions.  Go ahead, visit your favorite place(s) & see if it  fits the above qualifications.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Welcome to the San Antonio F1 Club Fan Site

San Antonio F1 Club logoThe San Antonio F1 Club (aka SAF1C) is a non-profit club for fans of Formula 1 racing located in San Antonio, Texas.  The idea for this club was born in July 2011 after having participated in some Austin F1 Club Formula 1 race viewing parties.

Dan Scanlon (SAF1C founder) met with Charlie Robinson & Sondra Sondregger (the original AF1C co-founders) to discuss the formation of a similar club for F1 fans in San Antonio, TX.  Weeks later, the newly founded AF1C Board of Directors agreed to bring on the SAF1C as a sister club & to support them as they got started.

An important part & a major reason for the SAF1C formation is the forthcoming Formula 1 racing series returning to the USA, in Austin TX.  As to its location, the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is a purpose-built racing facility being created just 2 miles south of the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).  This will be much more than a Formula 1 track.  Besides Formula 1 racing coming in November 2012 (& contracted for 10 years), other series have contacted with COTA:
Moto GP (starting in 2013 for 10 years)
V8 Supercars (starting in 2013 for 5 years)
– and a 4th, as yet unnamed, racing series…maybe the ALMS Racing Series?

The San Antonio F1 Club is a group of like-minded individuals who meet to share Formula 1 enjoyment.  Like the AF1C, we are coordinating F1 racing watch parties in San Antonio.  These are informal get togethers at local eateries, usually on the same Sunday as a Formula 1 racing event, but DVR’d for later afternoon group viewing pleasure.

The San Antonio F1 Club is an informal club, with no dues or ranks.  All is accomplished through volunteer efforts.  More details will be available as the club continues to grow.  Other means of communication are in development – here is our Facebook page.

Please free free to share your Formula 1 fan fever participation…

Welcome to the San Antonio F1 Club!