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    for sale! Honda proving grounds

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    Rarely, if ever, does something so cool come up for sale as this. Outside of Bakersfield, CA, lies Honda’s proving grounds. And as you’d expect from such a diverse company as Honda, it features a variety of testing areas, including a 7.5 mile high-speed oval, 4.5 mile “winding road” course, shorter terrain areas, a motorcross track, ATV test area, a warehouse, and security and fuel stations. The entire thing is for sale. Who wants to go in with me on a new crib?

    Rumors are swirling that several developers are looking at the property in order to raze it and build a solar farm or some other form of green energy bull$#@!. Seriously, that sounds awful. Of all the God-forsaken desert in the western half of this country, these people want to destroy a perfectly good (and well maintained, according to the photos in the gallery) motorsports facility? We can’t let that happen. So, if you’re a fan of The Smoking Tire, and incredibly wealthy, which is very possible, we have a strangely wealthy fan base, please, cough up the loot and buy us a test track.


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    I really hope those hybrid male/female/electric $#@!s get their squirmish claws off that motorsports facility.

    Someone please buy this, I will donate a dollar if everyone else does.
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    This is awesome, I hope they don't turn it into a solar farm, why?

    Wonder how much it is...

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    From the comments they said they would entertain offers between 5 and 15 mill
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    From the comments they said they would entertain offers between 5 and 15 mill
    Between 5 and 15... hmmm.

    Well, maybe we could make this happen if we pitch together, it's worth a shot.

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    Bah too much Crown tonight apparently. Correction


    From the NY Times:

    No purchase price has been set, but offers of between $10 million and $25 million “are within the range of what we are considering,” said Jeff Andrew, a spokesman for CB Richard Ellis
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    I e-mailed the broker, I will do what I can to make it happen and see how much I can put up.

    This would be the answer to my prayers. A high speed oval? Road Course? Dirt track? Facilities all already built? I mean, holy $#@!.

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    Bah too much Crown tonight apparently. Correction
    You know how excited you got me with that $5 million? I knew it was too good to be true. Still.. I'm going to try to get a group together.

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