Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Prosper, north of Dallas Texas
If you are looking for better weather overall, then Texas is certainly one choice. I was born there (Midland) and grew up there (Dallas, Houston, some time in Austin), but then lived and worked in Connecticut for a year or so around Danbury/Killingly area. Now, I'm overseas.
Have to say, I loved driving up there in Connecticut, and Lime Rock is nearby. People were good, but hated the taxes, the nanny state politicos. Loved the food and four actual seasons.
Living in Saudi now, with a home in Prosper (North Dallas), and good roads there are hard to find. To compensate, we have three tracks nearby, four if you count Hallet, a few hours north. The Hill Country is where the roads are, with second place going to parts of east Texas. Great roads in the Ozarks, just NE of Dallas into OK and AR.
Others have noted that Texas is like a different country. That's sorta true, and more so the further west you go.
Houston traffic is a killer, and no one there can spell z-o-n-I-n-g if you put a gun to their head. Austin is our little version of insanity - people who wished they could afford to live in California, and vying with Houston as our most liberal, nanny, busybody city. San Antonio is pretty, and with either, you can be in the Hill Country in pretty short order in your Elige.
I like north Texas because I'm close to different tracks when I'm home. But with the new F1 circuit, I'll be going down there when I get back.
Circuit of the Americas or Lime Rock? Decisions....Decisions....
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[B][I]2005 Lotus Elise, Laser Blue;2003 BMW M5;2005 JCW Mini Cooper Challenge (Race Car; 2007 Champion);2004 Acura (Race Car; 2011-2012 Series Champion);
1974 Lotus Europa TC Special (sold, for marital harmony);1974 BMW Bavaria;1973 BMW 3.0 CS; Wife's Car - 2012 Mini Cooper...