On April 22, 4 GuyTai's set out to conquer the Shanghai Autoshow Sean, Ch ris, Greg, & Michael. Many of us had never met before, but we were united in one goal, "to check out hot cars, and to drink good beer". We were lucky enough to score some tickets for the pre-public days. A very generous GT's wife came up with 4 tickets and he offered them to 3 GT's he had never met before. That is a great way to meet new people and make friends quickly!
Guytais John, Chris, and Eric spent the Friday morning before the annual F1 race casing the Jiading track, 40 km to the northeast of Shanghai.
In the actual race on Sunday, 12 teams (with two cars each) will compete. More than “who will win,” the big question is whether Shanghai’s record of a different winner every year—which has held for the seven F1 races so far held here—will continue.
The CNY80/person one-day ticket got them into the whole venue, so they visited the verges as well as a number of the grandstands to check out the views.
The consensus was, it’s really, really, loud (as in, if you’re holding a cold Corona bottle in your hand, it might vibrate out of your hand if a couple cars pass you at the same time): if you visit, don’t forget your earplugs, or buy some from the hawkers just outside the gates.
On March 2, 2011 20 GuyTais participated in a tour of the General Motors Buick Plant in Shanghai. GM’s senior executive responsible for Supply Chain conducted an introductory overview presentation about GM, the global competition, and the opportunity in China. We then visited a show room, and then embarked upon the plant tour. After the tour we departed for a much needed lunch and drink or three at a local Brewery in Puxi. We ate, drank, and made merry with a culminating Flaming Statue of Liberty Toast to end a great day! Following are some comments of the Guys.
Welcome to the GuyTais!
It is already a beautiful tradition and you must maintain traditions. Many adult and respectable men put on ridiculous Santa Claus hats at Nicholas day or the following weekend, jumped into a Go-Kart and did something a responsible person should never and ever do:
Drink and drive
After an hour of heated racing on the track it was off to the Japanese all-u-can-eat-n-drink.
The evening was a resounding success as always and we enjoyed it a lot. We were spared accidents and failures and had tremendous fun. This is how it should be, so we do it again… next year.
On a recent Wednesday morning, November 18th 2010, Guytais gathered at the ABB robotics plant on the southwestern outskirts of Shanghai.