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I wanted to start some dialogue about LOG 29. Since we are within one driving day, it would seem to make sense to all meet in Houston and drive to Birmingham from there. Each city could organize a caravan to meet in Houston so we could travel together. Maybe break into smaller groups if there was a lot of cars. We would need some support vehicles to help with luggage and beer. Anyway, I will be helping organize the SA contingent over the next few weeks and maybe the Austin and SA group might travel together. I think George might be OK with using Gonzaba as a meeting spot. Anyway, let's start talking. I drove 1,200 miles one way last year but it was sure worth it. This year will be great with less driving to get there. If you have never been, don't miss this one.

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I know you guys are going to really get me for this one but what exactly does LOG stand for? Lotus Owner's Gathering? When is it?
 

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I know you guys are going to really get me for this one but what exactly does LOG stand for? Lotus Owner's Gathering? When is it?
Yep, Lotus Owners Gathering. Dates are May 28 to June 1 in Birmingham, AL at Barber Motorsports Park. Great track, great museum with perhaps the largest Lotus collection in the world. Also an amazing collection of motorcycles. Should be a very good time.
 

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Back to the original question...I'm planning to attend, but would be leaving from Leander (near Austin). Looking at routes, I'd probably go up Hwy 79 toward Northeast Texas and then pick up I20 to head east. Mapquest estimates about 12-1/2 hours from here, so not sure if I'd do a one or two day trip. I'll likely tow my Elise, so I'd probably stop overnight somewhere along the way. I'm assuming you were looking at I10 if you head out of Houston.
 

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Fred-I'll probably be taking that path through Houston. It should be about a 12 hour drive from San Antonio. I'm planning on doing it all in one shot. Leave by 7:00 in the morning.
 

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Gents, in the past we have usually had a good size group caravaning from Houston to the various LOGs. We had twelve cars for the LOG 24 event that was in Birmingham in 04.
As the event gets closer there will be a good bit of dialogue on the Yahoo groups site; Lotus Owners of South Texas (LOST).
If you cannot get in there, (entry is free), keep in touch here and we can all hook up.
The rides in the past have always been a lot of fun and having a bunch makes for an interesting ride. Last time we made a two day trip out of it with a stop at some casino in Biloxi along the way.
Another benefit of traveling in the group is that you have support should a breakdown occurs, (believe me I know about that part, just ask RichS), and you can enjoy the scenery and let the lead car worry about the directions.
See ya then

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Fellow Texans, (y'all know who you are)

I wanted to start some dialogue about LOG 29. Since we are within one driving day, it would seem to make sense to all meet in Houston and drive to Birmingham from there. Each city could organize a caravan to meet in Houston so we could travel together. Maybe break into smaller groups if there was a lot of cars. We would need some support vehicles to help with luggage and beer. Anyway, I will be helping organize the SA contingent over the next few weeks and maybe the Austin and SA group might travel together. I think George might be OK with using Gonzaba as a meeting spot. Anyway, let's start talking. I drove 1,200 miles one way last year but it was sure worth it. This year will be great with less driving to get there. If you have never been, don't miss this one.

FF
I'll organize the Temple contingent.................................................................................................................................done.
 

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...it would seem to make sense to all meet in Houston and drive to Birmingham from there.
Very sneaky of you. It makes sense to me that you all come and meet us in the Dallas area. After all you've got to travel the miles northward to get to Birmingham anyway, and I-20 is the straight shot route.

Google maps routing suggest that Houston people coming through Dallas add slightly less additional miles and time to the total than does Dallas people coming to Houston.

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