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    #31
    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:22 am
    I did the last leg of the Hot Rod Power tour coming into Texas, and let me say "thank God for the Bandit Run"
    out of the 1000 cars I saw less than 10 second gen Trans Am's and several other T/A's.

     

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    #32
    Jun 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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    Originally posted by solargold  Another thought I had and to keep the ideas flowing:
    Year One to start,
    Monday: Braselton to Charlotte (Motor Speedway) 250 miles
    Tuesday:Charlotte to Salem, VA (National D Day Museum) 195 miles
    Wed: Salem to Washington, DC (with the rig being a Wounded Warrior Project may be able to pull something off, I have a family member that works for Elizabeth Doyle and the Wounded Warriors) 240 miles
    Thurs & Friday: Virginia Beach: 210 miles from Washington


    SolarGold--

    Good itinerary, I like it, I like it. Are those based on more scenic roads or sticking pretty close to the Interstate? (I prefer a mix leaning towards the less congested main highways.)

    Tinman

     

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    #33
    Jun 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm
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    Originally posted by Tinman5  SolarGold--

    Good itinerary, I like it, I like it. Are those based on more scenic roads or sticking pretty close to the Interstate? (I prefer a mix leaning towards the less congested main highways.)

    Tinman


    Tinman, just playing on MSN maps and trying to mix in what we have come to like on the BR: Mountain drives (Dragon's Tail 09), Race Track (every year), Beach, (2010 & 11), 2 nights on beach (2010 & 11), interstate, and a little history with D Day Museum and Washington ( could you imagine our cars at Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Monument, National Mall, heck why not the White House). Of course Washington DC may be hard to navigate but I think worth it. Plus the mileage each day is within our usual drives.

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    plus if we go northeast the temp will be cooler and maybe could move the dates to end of May. I know many have issues with school during early, middle May.

     

    Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!

    Edited Jun 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm


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    #34
    Jun 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm
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    Originally posted by solargold  Another thought I had and to keep the ideas flowing:
    Year One to start,
    Monday: Braselton to Charlotte (Motor Speedway) 250 miles
    Tuesday:Charlotte to Salem, VA (National D Day Museum) 195 miles
    Wed: Salem to Washington, DC (with the rig being a Wounded Warrior Project may be able to pull something off, I have a family member that works for Elizabeth Doyle and the Wounded Warriors) 240 miles
    Thurs & Friday: Virginia Beach: 210 miles from Washington


    I like this route, it kind of makes a circle around my house. biggrin image

     

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    #35
    Jun 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    I actually spoke to a US Congressman this morning during a city function and asked about bringing 150 cars to Washington DC and he said if it was a destination to let him know to see what could be done. He did say it would be very difficult to do but offered to help if needed. Parking is the problem and I personally don't think the current or any future administration would let our 9mpg cars on the white house lawn.

     

    Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!

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    #36
    Jun 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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    Originally posted by 81TA455  I did the last leg of the Hot Rod Power tour coming into Texas, and let me say "thank God for the Bandit Run"
    out of the 1000 cars I saw less than 10 second gen Trans Am's and several other T/A's.


    We did not go on the Bandit Run this year but we did in 2009 & 2011. Decided to do the Power Tour instead this year. DISAPPOINTMENT!

    Too many cars and most of them were NEW. People were nice but it did not have the same feel as the Bandit Run. Everyone is pretty much on their own, just parked at the same venue at each city. Just too big...

    Had to give the Power Tour a try, but we are looking forward to the Bandit Run next year!

     


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    #37
    Jun 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm
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    Originally posted by the_loon  I think we should all ship our cars to Australia and let Foxy plan the cruze!! biggrin image

    ` Loon


    Hey great idea buddy but the cost of shipping cars here & our cheap gasoline @ $7 a gallon plus for 98 pump gas would hurt big time & you wouldn't be able to afford to get all your beautiful rides back home. I have a large garage but not quite that large LOL !!! By the way I would welcome a run anywhere in your great country to experience all it has to offer & having the run go on different routes each year just fits perfectly with me. I have to travel through time to get there anyways so wherever it goes so will I .

     

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    #38
    Jun 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm
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    Originally posted by solargold  I actually spoke to a US Congressman this morning during a city function and asked about bringing 150 cars to Washington DC and he said if it was a destination to let him know to see what could be done. He did say it would be very difficult to do but offered to help if needed. Parking is the problem and I personally don't think the current or any future administration would let our 9mpg cars on the white house lawn.


    I go up to DC on a regular basis and trust me, it would be a goat rope.

     

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    #39
    Jun 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm
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    Originally posted by solargold  Another thought I had and to keep the ideas flowing:
    Year One to start,
    Monday: Braselton to Charlotte (Motor Speedway) 250 miles
    Tuesday:Charlotte to Salem, VA (National D Day Museum) 195 miles
    Wed: Salem to Washington, DC (with the rig being a Wounded Warrior Project may be able to pull something off, I have a family member that works for Elizabeth Doyle and the Wounded Warriors) 240 miles
    Thurs & Friday: Virginia Beach: 210 miles from Washington


    If you want to do Virginia Beach, you have to keep in mind the bridge tunnel network we have here; and if you are coming down I95 to I295 to I64, both I95 and I64 can be a serious pain at times with traffic gridlock. I live here in the Hampton Roads area and would be willing to help anybody out on planning should you choose to use this area.

     

    Bobby (Hampton, Virginia)
    1978 Trans Am
    2004 Mustang GT