I live in LA and would love to help out with the detective work in the highly likely event of the race starting here, but any sort of recommendations or suggestions on HOW to do this effectively? Let's pretend the race starts on Tuesday and the racers will be arriving at LAX in the afternoon sometime to catch their flights. I get in my car and drive to LAX immediately and then...what? There are seven terminals spread out by a considerable distance. A few of them I know I can rule out (eg. T1, which is southwest and us air, no int'l flights), but international flights are spread out all over, despite there being an international terminal (T4/Tom Bradley), with Air NZ, KLM, AF, Virgin in T2, Qantas/AA in T4, United Int'l flights in T6. Even if I somehow figured out the correct terminal, you can't go through security without a ticket, so do people just spy on them at the ticket counters? And since you're in public and not under contract with the show, can you freely snap away with your camera or does that cause problems? Is there any reason you'd have to be discreet or under the radar? And lastly, are the racers instructed not to talk to anyone if they're asked any questions by dopes like me, or do they mingle? I wonder what the hell they do in the airport while they wait, in many cases for a long, long time.
Thanks in advance!