Camping on the hill at the track was a lot of fun. A party in the dark surrounded by tents and motorcycles.
I camped in 1996 (the shirt says), the year they named turn 9 "Rainey Curve". Forget which day, but after the races and most people were gone my friend and I ran into the man himself getting an ice cream, and Wayne autographed my Wayne Rainey shirt. That was sofa king cool.
Another year was wearing a Mick Doohan championship shirt, and he was in the stands, surprise. Had to borrow a marker from the guy behind me, but got that one autographed too.
Also have one from a WSBK year with several sigs. Maybe I should get a Kevin Schwantz shirt and go try to complete the trio from back in the golden days of Grand Prix. Rainey, Schwantz, Doohan.