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7th ANNUAL TOUR TO GRUENE

JANUARY 7, 2023  |  TOUR #129


REGISTERED DRIVERS & NAVIGATORS

 

1.    Blake                                          2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2.    Thomas                                      2023 BMW Z4 M40i

3.    Fabio                                          2015 BMW M235

4.    Joseph & Angela                      2023 Audi S5

5.    Ken & Carol                               2020 Mercedes SL 450

6.    Mack & Sherri                            2018 Lexus LC 500

7.    Paulo                                          2021 Porsche 718 Boxster T

8.    Kam & Holly                               2021 Porsche 911 4S

9.    Greg & Tempa                           2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

10.  Thomas & Sallye                        2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

11.  Marcelo                                      2007 Porsche 911 GT3

12.  Kirin and son                              2022 BMW M3

plus The Tourmaster and his lovely wife and navigator

TOTAL COUNT:  20 participants in 13 cars


PROGRAM

COME JOIN US for a fun cool morning drive on scenic and twisty hill country roads to beautiful downtown Gruene for lunch.


The 7th Annual Tour to Gruene is intended to be a social and sight-seeing tour to allow all participants, including spouses and other guests, to enjoy each other's company and the sights and sounds of the hill country. The first half of the tour will be spirited and the second half will be leisurely.


Gruene is a wonderful tourist spot. After lunch, you may explore the town on foot and return to Austin at your leisure.

Start Location:  This is a semi-private event. To avoid unwanted attention, the start location will be announced via email to registered drivers a few days before the event.  (Hint: It will be in west Austin)

Sunday, January 7 (if there is bad weather, the back-up date is January 14)

7:20 AM    Social starts (come as early as you like)

7:28 AM    Sunrise

7:50 AM    Roll call (MANDATORY)

7:52 AM    Drivers Meeting

7:57 AM    Review first set of driver notes

8:02 AM    Group photos

8:10 AM    Ladies and gentlemen! Start your engines!

8:10 AM    Radio test

8:15 AM    Let's go to Gruene!

10:40 AM  Arrival at restaurant

10:45 AM  Group photo at restaurant

There will be one (FUN) restroom break during the run.

Length of Tour Before Lunch = 100 miles

  • YOU ARRIVE AND DRIVE.  WE HANDLE EVERY DETAIL.

  • The route, rest stop, and restaurant have been scouted in advance.

  • Turn-by-turn driving directions will be provided at the Drivers Meetings.

  • For your safety, you are REQUIRED to bring a functioning FRS/GMRS radio. No radio, no drive for you. Your radio must pass the radio test at the start of the event.  (A programmed high-power radio may be purchased for $89. See registration section for details.)

  • Every driver and passenger will be required to sign a liability waiver (which is provided in advance).

  • The cost of lunch is not included in the Registration Fee.

  • A professional photographer will capture our fun and memorable times.

  • Every driver is expected to follow the driving rules outlined and explained in the Participant Guide. This Guide is a culmination of almost 20 years of touring experience involving more than 120 tours.  It is a proven model that helps ensure that we have a lot of fun in a responsible way and that the driving tours are conducted with the utmost safety to the participants and the public.

  • Please note that for this run a Technical Inspection is NOT required and there is no tire inspection before the tour. So, for this tour, please disregard the sections in the Participant Guide pertaining to the Technical Inspection (#23) and tire inspection (#24).

If you have a question, please email The Tourmaster directly at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com


COSTS 

 

1. REGISTRATION FEE (per car)  --  $42

2. REFUNDABLE SAFETY DEPOSIT (per car)  --  $104  ($100 is refundable)

   If you are one of the 50+ people who already have a Safety Deposit on file (you know who you are), do NOT send a Safety Deposit.

 

THE REFUNDABLE SAFETY DEPOSIT IS TO:

-  Motivate participants to be present on-time at the mandatory check-ins, vehicle inspection, radio check, and drivers meetings and arrive equipped with a working FRS radio.

-  Motivate participating drivers to complete the tour by following all the driving rules outlined in the Participant Guide.

 

Every participant who follows all the rules listed here and elsewhere (see above, Participant Guide and Terms & Conditions) will receive A FULL REFUND OF THEIR SAFETY DEPOSIT.  You are welcome to keep your Safety Deposit on file to avoid the pay-and-refund cycle at future drives.  If you want this, make sure to tell The Tourmaster when he confirms your registration via email.  Please read the Terms & Conditions regarding the Registration Fee, Safety Deposit, refunds, cancelling or transferring your registration, and many other topics.

3. HIGH-POWER (8 WATT) BAOFENG HANDHELD RADIO (OPTIONAL) (LINK)

with 22 FRS/GMRS channels pre-programmed:  $89

The Tourmaster will purchase this radio brand new and program all 22 FRS and GMRS channels for you.  The new radio will be assembled, charged, programmed, and ready for your use at the start of the event, and you can take it home afterward with its original box and accessories.


REGISTRATION

Would you like to purchase a pre-programmed high-power radio from The Tourmaster for $89? Please remember to add this to your total.

Thanks for registering. The Tourmaster will confirm your registration after receiving your payment.


PAYMENT

 

STEP #1: SEND PAYMENT

Send Registration Fee and Refundable Safety Deposit (and fee for optional pre-programmed high power radio if you desire).

STEP #2: CONFIRMATION

The Tourmaster will confirm receipt of your registration and payment via email.  Your information will be used strictly for purposes of organizing this tour only.

STEP #3: GET READY

Get yourself and your car ready for a great time!

If you have a question, please email The Tourmaster at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com

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