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Approx 4000 miles.


May 27 WED, fly from San Diego to Miami.
American Airlines San Diego to Miami. Leaves 6:20am. Arrives 3:30pm.
Drive to Rossion. 36 miles.
Rossion Automotive
Rossion – Performance Redefined
920 SW 2nd Pl, Pompano Beach, FL - (866) 612-6625
Get car in late afternoon. 5:00pm?


May 28 Thu
Drive to LOG29 in Birmingham AL
Night arrive in Birmingham. Wynfrey Hotel


May 29 Fri
8:00am Talladega Scenic Drive and Tour?
12:00pm Vendor set up and displays?
6:00pm Reception

May 30 Sat
8:00am Depart for Concours at Barber Motorsports
10:00am Barber Motorsports Museum Tour
12:15pm Lunch at Barber
2:00pm Cheala Hwy 25 Scenic Drive
5:00pm Vendor display
6:00pm cocktails!
6:#0pm Banquet

May 31st Sun
7:00am Depart for autocross
8:30am Autocross until 2:00pm
1:00pm Scenic Little River Canyon Drive?
5:00pm Vendor displays
6:30pm Banquet
9:00pm Helmet inspect and driver's meeting

Jun 1 Mon
6:45am Depart for Barber Motorsports
7:00am Breakfast at Barber

Drive to Deals Gap 267miles 4 hours
Stay at Accommodations at Fontana Village that night.
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f220/tail-dragon-after-log-29-june-1-2-a-71601/ <-- interested in joining us?
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway, Graham Co, NC

Jun 2 Tue
Drive Tail of the Dragon and surrounding area. Other groups coming in on June 4, only major group scheduled on June 3 is Suzuki owners club. Should be relatively uncrowded plus we will do other roads too.
Leave in afternoon and drive to Louisville KY. 300 miles 5 hours. Arrive at 8:00pm
Anyone want to meet in Louisville?

Jun 3 Wed
Leave Louisville and drive to Chicago 295 miles 4 hours, 40 min Arrive noon. Lunch in Chicago meet with Racy Tracy?

****ROUTE 66*****
Leave Chicago at 2:00pm
Bloomington - Springfield
Drive to St Louis MO 295 miles 6 hours. Arrive 8:00 pm

Jun 4 Thu
St Louis to Rolla, Springfield, Joplin, Galena KS, Tulsa, Oklahoma City 500 miles 9 hours

Jun 5 Fri
Oklahoma City to Amarillo, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, Albuquerque 550 miles 9 hours

Jun 6 Sat
Albuquerque to Gallup, Winslow, Flagstaff, Kingmen, Bullhead City (Stay at Laughlin?) 540 miles 9 hours

Jun 7 Sun
Bullhead City to Needles, Barstow, Santa Monica to San Diego 408 miles 8 hours

 

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Hey Randy, it looks like I'll be right behind you. I'm still waiting for a call from Dean, but my plan is to fly into Miami on the red-eye Thursday night and drive without much sleep up to Log on Fri. I will be there through Monday's Barber day, but have to fly back on Tuesday. This is all contingent on getting my Rossion shipped from Birmingham to Boise.

BTW, my motor is with Chris and getting ready for install!!:nanner:
 

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Hey Randy, it looks like I'll be right behind you. I'm still waiting for a call from Dean, but my plan is to fly into Miami on the red-eye Thursday night and drive without much sleep up to Log on Fri. I will be there through Monday's Barber day, but have to fly back on Tuesday. This is all contingent on getting my Rossion shipped from Birmingham to Boise.
Any chance you can squeeze in Tuesday at Tail of the Dragon and then fly out Tuesday night?
 

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I hope that your drive through Atlanta is less exciting than the last road trip.
No kidding! I expect that this will be easier. We ended up shaking out some of the build issues on the Noble that should not exist on the Rossion. By the way, we did get all of those things sorted also on the Noble.
 

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Randy, do you need a passenger / navigator / cameraman?
If I do... I will let you know. :)

Heck! Rent a car and bring her with you. It will be fun.
 

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Looks like an epic road trip for the true enthusiast. I may join you on the end of the trip if timing is right for picking up my elise. Either way, you need to take tons of pics and vid.
 

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Cool! That would be awesome if you could. Yep, I will have video and cameras. I swore to myself to NOT BANZAI this trip. Enjoy the sites. Take many pics. Take video along the way.

One idea I am going to try, is to take video of the entire trip. That would be about 40 hours of video. Then create condensed videos using time compression of the trip. As in driving the entire Route 66 in 30 minutes.
 

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I have a tradition! :)
 

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Sounds like fun, though you always skirt too far north for me to see you as you pass through town. Amarillo's a nice town, though. And by nice town, I mean, nice town for Panhandle/West Texas. I love long road trips. Got another one myself coming up soon, a little Texas to South Dakota jaunt. Have fun with the Rossion!
 

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Sounds like fun, though you always skirt too far north for me to see you as you pass through town. Amarillo's a nice town, though. And by nice town, I mean, nice town for Panhandle/West Texas. I love long road trips. Got another one myself coming up soon, a little Texas to South Dakota jaunt. Have fun with the Rossion!
On the first road trip with the Elise I was way south of you, I went to Austin then took I-10 west.
 

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Heh, on your first road trip with the Elise I was still in California.
 
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