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Starting to see posts of putting cars to bed for the winter, just signed up for a tack day December 4th. Just saying.
 

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Well, here in NorCal Thunderhill, Sonoma (formerly Sears Point) and Laguna Seca are wonderful tracks. The good life of living in CA has suffered with over regulation, high taxes and energy costs, increasing crime and population congestion.
 

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Virginia? Did you see the you tube video? Someone took an Evora GT to 7 or 8 tracks within 24 hr within Virginia, one track was in West Virginia.
Plus you have I81,I495, I64 and I95 all becoming racetracks with the speeds being pulled for lately.


 

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I saw someone already mentioned central Texas (Austin-San Antonio area). There's year round racing and COTA and Harris Hill are nearby. Besides those, Eagle's Canyon, MSR Cresson, and Grand Sport Speedway, and MSR Houston are all just a couple hours away, giving you plenty of variety. There's also no state income tax in Texas, which is a retirement consideration.
 

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New Member here. I agree with StressCraxx. Taxes and regulations were Killing my company. I was bought out and moved to NC, best move I've made. Have owned many cars, my favorite being a 356 roadster porotype ( SCCA in the late 60'S). I remember the exhilarating feeling from driving a friend's Europa. Looking at several S1 NA's
 

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I'll be kind and say I hope all our Lotus friends escape in time, then I'd be ok with California floating out to sea.
Arizona Bay, Baby!

True.

Or, get away from that corner of the state and go more inland. Roads improve, traffic improves, and more space for living. Doesn't fix the higher taxes and COL though.

Even still, it hits most of the basic requirements of the OP's desires:
  • Great weather, check
  • Variety of tracks, check
  • Great tracks, check
  • Year round track ability, check
  • Great state to retire, eh. :D

Not many other states offer as many options.

Sadly, I'm in Idaho where I have the inverse of the list above.
This would work up north, but not in So Cal. I've often wondered why anyone would live more than 15-20 miles inland of the coast in So Cal. The weather is the same as Phoenix, but costs twice as much with more crowding and higher taxes. Phoenix is 6 hour drive from LA or a 45 minute <$100 flight. Of course many people including several friends figured this out and moved to Phoenix, driving up the cost there.

Now in SC we have plentiful water supply, including some of the best tasting tap water anywhere, still reasonable housing, beautiful climate. While personal property tax is insane here, insurance is HALF of what it was in AZ, AND sales tax on vehicles is capped at $500.
 

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Cool. I’m in Dayton. Have you ever done the cars and coffee in Chattanooga?

Also thinking of going to LOG 41 next September in WV. My wife may not want to attend, but that would just mean I can drop her at her parents house in Charleston, which is on the way.
I have done the cars and coffee once. I enjoyed it very much, just keep missing them.

i may be interested in LOG 41.Could be a fun time.
 

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If you have the means to live retire in So Cal, it is perhaps worth a mention. If you have to work for a living, it IS an armpit. So much traffic, crap roads, crap schools, everything is just crammed together, high taxes, and cost of living. We've autoxed out there for years while we lived in AZ and watched it slowly get worse and worse. Now if you could live in Malibu or up the coast maybe.....
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