Author Topic: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering  (Read 313 times)

Offline MPlayle

Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« on: November 11, 2019, 04:21:59 PM »
I know it is early, but I'm putting this out here now to start gauging interest.  Dave raised the question in another thread.

What would be folks interest in doing another Texas Hill Country drive session this coming spring (2020)?  Something like late March or early April?

Same general area as the last one.  Probably some of the same roads, perhaps some different ones as well.  (I will have to review the routes I passed along to Brad for that event and look at others I have in my "library".)




Offline 94touring

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 04:35:40 PM »
Provided I'm not working I'd pop down.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 08:48:42 AM »
I guess the first question to ask is for people to look at a calendar and suggest possible dates.

My initial suggestion is to look at options in late March or early April.


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Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 09:15:47 AM »
Would not be available March 27 thru April 12.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 09:51:41 AM »
When does it start getting hot down there? I'd be in for late April, early May unless it's in the 90's by then.
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 11:50:15 AM »
Temps in late April can vary a lot.  Heck, the vary like crazy anytime of the year.  We have been known to have 100*F days in Feb and freezing the next week.

That said, if weather is fairly normal, late April to early May should still be nice - not getting too hot yet.

I would tend to go for late April in that case as early May is when the big "all British" (and European) car show is in the DFW area.  That is the one usually sponsored by Kip Motors.

How many days of driving would we like to plan for?

Offline BruceK

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 08:33:24 PM »
Hey Michael, since I live in the area now let me know how I can help. 

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Offline MPlayle

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 09:55:12 PM »
Hi Bruce,

I will do that.  First step is determining dates.  I have not heard much input beyond ruling out late March to early April.

The discussion of dates seems to have stopped at the late April or early May stage.

Do folks want a "full week" arrangement like last time?


Offline MiniDave

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 10:12:22 PM »
Considering it's a 2 day drive down and back, I think 3 days of driving down there is plenty for me...that's a week for me.
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Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2019, 06:29:46 AM »
Considering it's a 2 day drive down and back, I think 3 days of driving down there is plenty for me...that's a week for me.

Same here. The others that only have one travel day could add a fun driving day on either side of the 3 fun days.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2019, 10:41:01 AM »
How about April 19-26 as a tentative date?
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2019, 11:49:53 AM »
April 19 to 26 should work for me.

I will target the "official" drive days being the Tuesday-Thursday of that week.  That gives flex days on either side for those traveling longer distances and ad-hoc driving for those closer.

Next detail to begin working out: what town to base out of.  Is basing out of Kerrville again okay or do folks want to try another town?  (Note: Kerrville will let us easily hit the Cowboy Steakhouse for dinner one night.)


Offline MiniDave

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 12:20:20 PM »
I'm fine with Kerrville, but not the Econo-lodge again...Don said his room had roaches.

Don has work that week and can't come, he's checking the weeks before and after to see if those will work for him.
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Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 12:50:59 PM »
Kerrville is fine. Dave knows where a machine shop is there if needed.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2019, 01:54:27 PM »
   ;D ;D ;D ;D 77.gif

Assuming he's still in business, it was a bit of a back yard garage sort of operation...got the job done tho!
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2019, 04:13:23 PM »
Okay, I think I missed the "machine shop" story from the last time.

Would someone mind telling me that story?


Offline MiniDave

Re: Spring 2020 Texas Hill Country Gathering
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2019, 04:22:59 PM »
Justin was driving my old Clubman Estate, and went over one of the deep cattle grates at speed, and bent one of the aluminum rods for the high lows in the rear. I found a machine shop that was still open at 4 pm and he made a pair out of steel for him for $100. We put them in and I'll bet they'll last longer than the car!
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