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    Default 2009 Rossion Roadtrip *EPIC*

    OK, the memory of the last trip with the Noble across the country is faded enough that I am going to try this again. If anyone wants to meet up and if the schedule works out, let me know. I know I had a few people I was going to see last time and then my plans had to drastically change after experiencing some build issues on the Noble (since sorted).

    Basically I am picking up the Rossion on May 26th and drive to the Lotus Owners Gathering in Birmingham Alabama, going to Talladega and Barber. Then driving up Monday to Tail of the Dragon. Leaving Tuesday. Driving to Chicago and picking up Route 66 all the way to Santa Monica.

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    May 26 Tue, 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?
    Drive to Orlando. Stay at Peabody. 196 miles 3 hours. Arrive ~9:00pm.

    May 27 Wed
    Drive to LOG29 in Birmingham AL 586miles 9 hours through Atlanta GA
    Night arrive in Birmingham. Wynfrey Hotel

    May 28 Thu
    8:30am Stage for scenic winery drive
    9:00am Scenic drive and winery tour
    11:30am End scenic drive
    12:00pm Lunch at Motorsports Racing Club
    12:00pm-3:00pm Kart Racing
    4:00pm Event Registration at Wynfrey
    6:30pm Reception

    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
    8:00am track day at Barber until ????
    Advanced run group 9:30-9:45 10:45-11:00 1:45-2:00 3:00-3:15 3:45-4:00
    Leave Barber at 3:15pm
    Drive to Deals Gap 267miles 4 hours
    Stay at Accommodations at Fontana Village that night.
    http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f220...e-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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    Wow, what a trip!!!

    Would be a shame to not be able to spend a few minutes at Autobahn on the 3rd...we're in Joliet just off I-55 which is the main drag to St. Louis...bring Racy Tracy for lunch and then let's play for a few laps at least!! Seriously, would be my pleasure to host you if you can fit in a few hrs...

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    Randy, I am in N GA and not far from the Cher. Skyway, perhaps and hr'ish, so I will try to stay in touch around that time. About 1 hr NNW of ATL.

    Plus, I am off that week with inlaws in, so perhaps I can hook up with you on I75 on the way North, or alternatively if you come up 575 / 515 which goes right by here. Would love to do some run time alongside the Rossion. Would be a hoot ! There are loads of great runs between here and the Skyway.

    PM or email me if interested and I will supply direct contact details.
    2004 M12 GTO 3R / 630 HP

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    Wow Randy, that's exactly the trip I was wanting to make as well... That used to be my annual Mecca to LOG every year!! I didn't go last year as I was Lotus-less, but my Famous Event at the '07 LOG was plenty for my wife and needed to take a break

    I'd love to make that trip with you, but due to the plethora of projects I've got going on right now, it will be very difficult to get away like that for the week. Either way, I will definitely see you down here, as it will be a Freak'n Blast to have 2 Rossion Twins driving down the road in S. Florida!!
    The Predator

    "To Hear is to Doubt, To See is to Deceive, but to Feel is to Believe..."

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    Hey Randy.....you're a hardy soul after the story you told about your last cross-country trip (when you picked up the Noble). You're either very brave or a glutton for punshment! Let's hope this one goes much less eventfully!
    Robert

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    I'll be at Barber that weekend running Spec Miata with NASA.

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    I'll be starting later but I'll see you at LOG, Randy.

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