View Full Version : Epic Drive Poll

10-11-2016, 01:52 PM
Many of you have heard me bring up the idea of an "Epic Drive" for the last 2 Shootouts. I'm going to begin some of the planning for doing so with a small poll. Mainly for length etc. Once I/we get a little more organized with volunteers/organizers more will come.


10-11-2016, 07:17 PM
Is this in addition to the shootout, same weekend? Or do this at a completely different time than the shootout and still have the shootout?

10-11-2016, 08:06 PM
This will be a completely separate event. Timing of when this happens may be dictated by the route chosen. For example I'm not driving the NorthEast in the winter.

Think similar to the Hot Rod Power tour, but more specialized.

XR7 Dave
10-11-2016, 10:37 PM
This type of event would take away from the competitive nature of the Shootout and replace it with a chance to really get to know your car and would really place an emphasis on open road enjoyment. A caged C4 SC with minimal mufflers wouldn't be a lot of fun for something like this, but a bone stock or a variety of levels in between would be a lot of fun. It's a lot more cool to drive by and watch SC's in action rolling down the road than it is to wander up and down the parking lot looking at them with the hoods open.

I've done Hot Rod Power Tour many times. It's always epic.

10-12-2016, 12:17 AM
I think this is an awesome idea! Lots of cool places to go... smokey mountains
would be awesome!

10-12-2016, 08:21 AM
I am all for this! Friday night at the shootour a handful of us went to an old style drive in restaurant and had a great time. Getting together only once a year just isnt enough. Some of us find ourselves attending other events to "fill in".

Tim Groth
10-12-2016, 11:46 AM
Sounds fun, get to see the country a little...I'm game.


10-12-2016, 12:12 PM
This does sound like an awesome idea...time of year / location / duration would determine whether I/we could attend, but I am definitely interested!

10-12-2016, 02:25 PM
Great idea that I would surely be interested in doing. Luckily for me vacation is never a problem, I get plenty every year and there are no certain times of the year I "can't get away". The only exception would be bringing my wife near the end of September would be very tough as it was this year, when she finally got there at 1:30am Saturday morning.

I really like the back roads ideas, but obviously some interstate may be required.

Not sure if anyone has heard of a similar program called Rally North America, but it is very similar to what Chris is proposing, but on a much larger scale. They have scavenger hunts, location finds, where you have to take a picture of the location to prove you were there!

One year the group came through Clarksville and had organized with our local 1/8th mile drag strip to let every one run down the strip as often as they wanted in the 4-5 hours on site. Then they had to "find" the Jack Daniels Distillery based solely on a picture and no other clues. Anyway, I really like the format and we could incorporate some of the same types of things in ours.

I am ready to do something else besides just the shootout that's for sure!


10-12-2016, 02:59 PM
I'm interested, but it isn't feasible for my whip. :(

10-12-2016, 03:32 PM
Sounds like some need to expand their fleet. LOL Like I have. While the drag car is down keep a lightly modded car around so its always available.:)

10-13-2016, 05:27 PM
If anyone is interested in helping organize please PM me.

10-16-2016, 03:31 PM
I think this is a great idea. It’s what I did back in the day with my motorcycle and with a buddy and his girlfriend. Before cell phones, I/We would head out with a map and just ride. During those rides, it’s where I/We found Elephant Rocks State Park, Table Rock Lake and Steelville Missouri. I/We would ride highways and back roads and that’s how I/We came across the places I mentioned.

The best times were coming across small towns that had a carnival going on. I/We came across two of those towns and we just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Our excursions usually were just heading out Friday and returning home sometime on Sunday. Riding sport bikes we only carried the bare essentials with minimal clothes.

Best times I ever had but it is different being on a motorcycle versus a car.

10-16-2016, 06:49 PM
Sounds like a great idea. Location and time will determine whether or not we can make it. Definitely would like to be there.:rolleyes:

10-16-2016, 09:34 PM
The redhead would want to know a lot more details before committing to anything but it would be a lot of fun to play on roads with other MN-12's.

10-17-2016, 11:56 PM
I feel like this would be an awesome thing to do in late spring. Like mid-May when the weather is pretty nice just about everywhere.

pro street rich
10-20-2016, 08:47 PM
Chris, we talked about this and yes I would not only do this, I would help out. You asked about adding the Midwest bash to it, that is something that could be done as well....Rich

10-24-2016, 07:41 PM
So ultimately end at the midwest bash or begin there?

01-05-2017, 11:30 AM
Time of year would make a difference. I would be up for this since I have an almost stock car to drive while the drag car is under surgery...

10-09-2017, 01:05 PM
It's happenin'.....I'm PUMPED! :D:D:D:D:D:D:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

10-09-2017, 05:13 PM
It's happenin'.....I'm PUMPED! :D:D:D:D:D:D:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

It is happenin'. Matt, start preparing several buckets of parts to have ready for others on the road. I will do the same, LOL. I'm "All-In"

10-09-2017, 05:54 PM
We are in! 3 or 4 days would be good imo. Definitely would be a nice change to just drive the cars!

Ira R.
10-09-2017, 07:30 PM
Won't let me vote. This must be my punishment for missing the Shoot Out.

10-09-2017, 10:23 PM
When and where?

10-10-2017, 07:38 AM
When and where?

Check the Events Section

10-12-2017, 12:24 PM
It is happenin'. Matt, start preparing several buckets of parts to have ready for others on the road. I will do the same, LOL. I'm "All-In"

I'll need to install a trailer hitch...I'll probably need a spare motor and transmission on hand. :o