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UNofficial TEXAS honda swap meet?

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  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Hey! I've noticed that there are alot of people from Texas around here. I thought it would be fun if we could get together for a cruise. Maybe hit up a track and/or dragstrip somewhere around here. Any ideas?

    I can't host it, of course.. I live in Brownwood and there are no tracks within an hour and a half of this place. I know several back roads that make for great drives (twisty, hilly, very technical) but they aren't legal racing spots. I don't want to host a ticket fest.

    Any ideas? I'm willing to help out however I can!
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    When are you thinking? I am going to be back in about a month, and my car should be there about a month after that.
     
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    Me, Mike, Jay (crxtc_vtec), and a couplea other guys on here are in Lufkin...and there's a dragstrip here, too!


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    you all are welcome to hold any local events you want
     
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    A Texas meet would definitely be cool.

    Houston = one decent drag strip, TX Motorsports Ranch opening up soon, TX World Speedway close by
    DFW = one decent drag strip (1/4), TX Motorsports Ranch there too

    I think it would be pretty sweet to have just a general meet, but a track day or HPDE where we all get together would be badass too.

    One thing that would be badass would be a group getting together at the Mazda Zoom Zoom Live! event. There's one in Houston on 9/24-9/25, and one in Dallas on 10/1-10/2.

    I'm signed up for:

    Houston 9/24 (Saturday) 11am
    Dallas 10/1 (Saturday) 9:15am

    http://www.zoomzoomlive.com <-- sign up!!!

    If anyone can register and meet me out there at a similar run time, it could be a nice mini-meet. I'll also be in Houston tomorrow for a BMW event at Reliant Part @ 10:30am, so shoot me a message if you'd like to meet up there too. The time window will be pretty slim though.
     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I didn't have any timeframe in mind.. maybe in the next few months.

    I would love to get some track time, (twisties, etc) If there are any places in texas that do that. I haven't heard of any.

    Anyway, I've done some racing at Ennis, TX. That is a really nice strip.

    Abilene, TX has a 1/8th mile. I hate 1/8th mile.
     
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    Well, sign up for the Mazda event and meet me out there.

    Track time with twisties = HPDE = TX World Speedway or Motorsports Ranch. The Drivers' Edge is usually the organization that puts together the most events. Cost typically runs about $300-350 for the weekend, and then you have to prep the car a bit (tech inspection) and make sure you have a legal helmet (SA2000, M2000). It's fun as hell though, and definitely worth the money.
     
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    i drove through texas from new mexico on saturday.
     
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    I can make DFW area without too much of a problem. 8 hour drive for me...
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    No doubt, that's a horrible drive depending on how far across you drove :( Quite possibly the worse drive in America is going across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona in a straight haul.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    it was in an airconditioned uhaul.

    i thought illinois, indiana, and ohio were the worst :(
     
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  14. phyregod

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    Arizona if by far the worst. Although tx does take FOREVER to get through.

    I'm about 3 hours outside of dallas/ft worth.. not a bad drive at all! Maybe we can hit up ennis or something.
     
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