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  • Ohioan Wants to Know What's Happening in TX

    My name is Tom and live in SW Ohio. My wife and I are as active with the OKI chapter as our jobs and two young children will allow. We've attended several local meets and 5 or so Dragon events.

    Why I'm here... I have some good friends who live in Dallas and I'd love to have a good excuse to drive my 'S' down to Texas to visit them. But if the sole purpose of the trip is to visit them, I'd drive one of my other vehicles. So I need something else. Namely meeting new S2k people and driving new roads.

    So, is there anything going on - say, a weekend gathering - that I could design a road trip around? As I understand, there aren't many good driving roads around Dallas, so I'm prepared to have to drive even farther down toward Austin.

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    If you take the S2000, make sure to hit the Talimena Scenic Byway. Trust me, you do not want to take any other car, especially if you can arrange your travels so that you drive it on a weekday (i.e. no tourists and no cops).

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    • #3
      We have some great members that live in the Dallas area and we were beginning to talk about a Houston Road trip up to Dallas. I am driving in a 24 hr of Lemons race on March 1 and 2. I also need to visit RW and pick up my brake rotors from ChrisS.

      So, how does the first weekend in March look for you for a meet in the Dallas area at the track.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by speedracer View Post
        We have some great members that live in the Dallas area and we were beginning to talk about a Houston Road trip up to Dallas. I am driving in a 24 hr of Lemons race on March 1 and 2. I also need to visit RW and pick up my brake rotors from ChrisS.

        So, how does the first weekend in March look for you for a meet in the Dallas area at the track.
        Goodness, nothing that soon. I don't even know if I'll be able to do it this year. I was thinking more of an annual gathering, similar to how the Dragon events work, where it's a regular thing every year. Anything like that?

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        • #5
          I don't see many DFW people posting on S2KCA, but its a misconception that there are no fun roads near Dallas. I've linked an upcoming drive this month below, and there is another in february in east Texas. If you were to come around the first saturday of any month there is Cars & Coffee Dallas which attracts around 300=400 exotic, classic/vintage and special interest cars. At last months meet we had 16 NSX's and an equally large group of S2000's.

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          • #6
            There are a ton of fun roads in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas that you could drive on your way to/from Texas. I would avoid Oklahoma as the roads are embarrassingly terrible. Talimena is alright but SWMO and NWAR are way better IMO.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vanishing Point View Post
              I don't see many DFW people posting on S2KCA, but its a misconception that there are no fun roads near Dallas. I've linked an upcoming drive this month below, and there is another in february in east Texas. If you were to come around the first saturday of any month there is Cars & Coffee Dallas which attracts around 300=400 exotic, classic/vintage and special interest cars. At last months meet we had 16 NSX's and an equally large group of S2000's.

              ~Steven

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              tomauto used to be a regular here. Of course the club president was in Dallas too.

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              • #8
                We have drives that we run out of Houston. The one we had in November was to the twisted sister out west. So stay tuned.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JulieU View Post
                  There are a ton of fun roads in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas that you could drive on your way to/from Texas. I would avoid Oklahoma as the roads are embarrassingly terrible. Talimena is alright but SWMO and NWAR are way better IMO.
                  JulieU,

                  Are you familiar with these routes?
                  http://v8choppers.com/2012/02/top-5-...oads-oklahoma/

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                  • #10
                    Yes. They're nothing compared to what SWMO and NWAR have to offer, I mean look at this (some of my favorite roads)!

                    The northern twisty section of #5 is fun but gets boring once it flattens and straightens out.
                    #4 is only about 25 miles and not worth what you have to go through to get there, specifically Hwy 412 which has bumps so big I refer to them as "speed bumps"... in a 70mph zone!
                    #3 is pretty lame IMO. It's a good alternative to avoid the Turner Turnpike, that's about it though.
                    #2 is only 40 miles. That twisty section of Hwy 82 to Spavinaw is pretty fun but brief and very dangerous. I always manage to get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle(s) in that area.
                    #1 is overrated IMO. Last couple of times I was there the surface was really rough, which is typical of Oklahoma. I agree with going on a weekday to avoid traffic.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for your insight on those roads. My experience in Arkansas is that the roads are great, but the number of slow moving idiots makes the best roads intolerable,

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