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STAMPEDE DETAILS

PROGRAM
(subject to change without notice)


Friday, February 6, 2015

9 am social begins: meet, mingle
The Tourmaster will be present
9:50 am you should be present to:
  • park your car
  • get your radio ready for testing - make sure it is on the right channel
  • make your car available for inspection by staff
  • get ready to turn in your Technical Inspection form
  • get a name tag
  • to conduct final self-prep and -inspection of your car
the starting location will be announced a few days before February 6th
10 - 10:40 pm check-in and vehicle inspection
attendance is mandatory for all registered drivers and navigators
there will be a roll call


1. check-in with The Tourmaster
2. turn in Technical Inspection, verify that all required forms have been turned in
3. make your car available for vehicle inspection including tire inspection
    (see section titled, 'Safety: Tire Requirements' below for details)
4. get a name tag
5. start meeting people
10:45 - 11 am radio test (see the section titled, 'Safety: Radios' below for details)
attendance is mandatory for all registered drivers and navigators
there will be a roll call
11:10 - 11:20 am group photos
11:30 - 1 pm group lunch (at same location)
1:05 - 1:25 pm Drivers Meeting
attendance is mandatory for all registered drivers and navigators
there will be a roll call
1:30 pm saddle up!

Ladies and gentlemen! Start your engines!
1:40 pm ride The Raging Bull for 147 miles
TBA one break during afternoon run
4:35 pm arrive at official Stampede hotel (TBA)
check into hotel, settle in, rest
6:30 - 8 pm group dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in town (at location TBA)
8 - 10 pm socialize, hang out, and tell stories from the day with participants at restaurant,
hotel grounds, Stampede Suite, and in the parking lot
(there will be snacks available at the Stampede Suite)
10:30 pm lights out; go to sleep early for an early start tomorrow morning


Saturday, February 7, 2015
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7:20 pm sunrise
7:25 - 7:40 Drivers Meeting, hand out maps in conference room
7:42 - 7:50 am group photos in hotel/parking lot
7:55 - 11:30 am saddle up and ride The Raging Bull
TBA one break during morning run
11:30 - 12:45 pm lunch at choice of local restaurants (TBA)
12:50 - 5:15 pm saddle up and ride The Raging Bull for a total of 337 miles
TBA one break during afternoon run
5:15 pm arrive at destination in small hill country town (TBA)
Gas up, check into hotel, relax before dinner
6:17 pm sunset
6:30 - 8 pm dinner at local restaurant (TBA)
8:15 - 9:15 pm (optional) Stargazing Run to nearby peak -- 24 miles round-trip
8:30 - 11:00 pm gather 'round the liar's fire pit, visit, car talk, swap lies, tell stories of the day
enjoy s'mores specially prepared by The Tourmaster or make your own
11:00 pm lights out, we all crash to sleep within 2 seconds of laying our heads on our pillows


Sunday, February 8, 2015

7:19 pm sunrise
7:30 - 9:00 am breakfast, check out of hotel, final vehicle prep and inspection
7:30 - 8:30 am (optional) 'I Can't Get Enough' Run on The Tourmaster's favorite hill country road,
including visit to scenic overlook
9 - 9:10 am Drivers Meeting, hand out maps
9:15 - 11:45 am saddle up and ride the now-angry Raging Bull one last time for 90 miles
TBA one break during morning run
11:45 am arrive at small town for tasty lunch (TBA)
12 - 1:15 pm lunch, afterward say goodbyes to those
who have to leave the group to other destinations
1:30 - 3 pm drive back roads to Austin
The Tourmaster will lead the way
as is tradition, the die-hard romantics will gather for drinks and appetizers
at one of Austin's favorite scenic locations



OTHER DETAILS
Start and end location Austin, Texas
Stampede Route Detailed route maps will be provided at Drivers Meeting.
The Raging Bull will be a total 630 miles.

Please don't write the Tourmaster asking for route maps; as a rule he does not give out route maps either before or after the Stampede.
Attendance Will be limited to 25 cars to maximize the enjoyment and safety for everyone.
If there is more interest, we may allow more cars by dividing the group into two sub-groups.

Open to sports cars of all makes and models.
Registration Is required. Click here to register.
Registration fee Is required. Details are at the bottom of the Registration page.
The purpose and use of the registration fee are explained on the FAQ page.
Accommodations Host hotels will provide discounted room rates to participants. This information will be communicated via email to those who register.


QUALIFICATION

As the organizer of this event, the Tourmaster is responsible, both morally and legally, to do whatever possible - within reason - to ensure that this is a safe event for everyone. Therefore, the following requirements have been instituted:

Refusal of Application and Attendance The Tourmaster has the right to deny anyone's application and attendance for any reason at any time before or after an application has been received or accepted by the Tourmaster, including any time leading up to the start time of the Stampede.
Individuals known by the Tourmaster or the car enthusiast community at large to be unsafe drivers may NOT be allowed to participate in the Raging Bull Texas Stampede and other driving events organized by the Tourmaster.
Unsafe drivers may be asked to leave the Stampede at any time for any reason.
Eligibility Given that good driving habits are mostly the result of sound judgment and driving experience, all licensed drivers (and passengers who are eligible by the State to be legal drivers) are required to be at least 25 years old. This rule was established based on the nature of the event and experience at previous Stampedes.

Note #1: The primary reason that the rule above applies to both drivers and passengers is because the Tourmaster has no way of controlling who is driving a particular car when there are two or more licensed people in a vehicle.

Note #2: An exception may be made for a driver younger than 25 if at least two officers of any official and legally recognized car club can recommend the driver younger than 25 as being a safe and responsible driver. Please contact the Tourmaster via email to inquire about information which would be required in such a recommendation. Depending on the age of the driver and other circumstances, the driver younger than 25 may be expected to possess many years of experience in motorsports such as high performance driving events (HPDEs), autocrossing, or some other type of road racing.

Note #3: Children 15 or younger are allowed to attend as passengers. License and proof of insurance requirements listed below do not apply. However, they do need to sign the liability waivers.
License & Insurance All drivers and passengers will be required to show a valid driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage, and provide a photocopy of both prior to the event. Please don't complain to the Tourmaster: You would be required the same at any track event plus you shouldn't be driving if you don't have them with you.
Waivers Each participant (driver and all passengers) will be required to sign waivers agreeing not to sue the event organizers, event volunteers, Club Sponsors, Corporate Sponsors, or Special Sponsors for any damages to their person or property resulting from their participation in this event.
Safety: Radios Each participating car will be required to have one functioning FRS/GMRS radio (walkie-talkie) which is compatible with FRS/GMRS Motorola radios. This radio must prove to be functioning properly and adequately by passing the Radio Test conducted at the start of the event. Given the nature of this event, the timely communication of road hazard information between drivers contributes greatly to the safety of the drivers. Most radios are fairly inexpensive and can be purchased from Walmart or Best Buy. In addition to the safety aspect, radios also contribute greatly to your driving enjoyment by allowing you to participate in entertaining conversations that go on throughout the day. In past drives, many people who didn't have them felt left out of many conversations and in the dark regarding what was going on.
Safety: Technical Inspection Each vehicle owner will be required to have their vehicle inspected at a shop of their choice and have a basic technical inspection form completed by a qualified technician. Some cars may be inspected by our own technician to verify the accuracy of reported results on the submitted technical inspection forms.
Safety: Tire Requirements At the start of the event, the tires on each participating vehicle will be inspected to ensure they meet the following requirements:
  1. Street tires (other-than-competition tires) only
  2. D.O.T-legal tires only
  3. Treadwear rating (UTQG) of 100 or higher
  4. Minimum 4/32" of tread depth (this is strictly enforced)
  5. No shaved tires
Safety No alcoholic beverages are allowed in any participating car during the event. Each participating car will be inspected for compliance prior to the start of the event.

Drivers and cars which do not meet all of the requirements will be disqualified and not allowed to participate in the event. Please don't complain to the Tourmaster: You would be required the same at any track event plus you will thank the Tourmaster you did all of this after discovering the workout your car will receive. This is for your safety and the safety of those driving near you. This will also help you avoid having a mechanical breakdown hundreds of miles from the nearest dealership.

If:
  • driver and passenger(s) are NOT at least 25 years old OR
  • driver and passenger(s) have not received the aforementioned recommendation OR
  • driver and passenger(s) do not have a valid driver's license OR
  • driver and passenger(s) do not have proof of auto. liability insurance OR
  • all participants do not agree to sign the waivers OR
  • driver does not bring one functioning Motorola-compatible radio OR
  • driver and/or owner has not had his/her vehicle inspected at a reputable shop and has not had the technical inspection form completed by a qualified technician and if his/her vehicle does not meet the technical specifications required on the inspection form, OR
  • your participating vehicle's tires do not meet the Tire Requirements listed above,
please do NOT even THINK about just showing up for the Stampede. You will not be allowed to participate in the event and all legal means will be used to achieve this.





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