ADRENALINE PUMPING | BREATHTAKING SCENERY | BEAUTIFUL MACHINERY | UNUSUAL CAMARADERIE
RAGING BULL ARKANSAS STAMPEDE XXI
NOVEMBER 2 - 6, 2023
$3,000 DRIVER ONLY
$4,500 DRIVER & NAVIGATOR
ARKANSAS FALL COLORS ROAD TRIP
YOU ARRIVE & DRIVE. WE HANDLE EVERY DETAIL.
- Most beautiful and scenic roads in the Ozark Mountains
- More than 4,000 curves, amazing overlooks
- 70,000 feet of elevation change
- Overnight stays at mountaintop lodge and lakeside resort
- Most highly-rated restaurants
- Private Parking
- Overnight vehicle security where needed
- Professional photographer
and much more - see list of features below
REGISTERED DRIVERS & NAVIGATORS
1. Leonard & Angela 2021 McLaren 720S Spider
2. John & Sandi 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB
3. Jim & Jan TBD
4. Blake & Shana 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
plus The Tourmaster
TOTAL COUNT: 9 Participants in 4 Cars
Watermarked Photos Courtesy of Frank Pharis at Franks Focus
The Raging Bull Arkansas Stampede is intended to bring together enthusiasts
who have a passion for driving their cars the way they were designed to be.
It is designed to be the most thrilling and challenging yet safest
driving event in the United States.
The entire trip is organized for you.
All you have to do is show up ready to drive and have a great time.
560-mile road trip covering the most beautiful, curvy, and scenic roads and attractions in the Ozark Mountains
Led by The Tourmaster who has organized 121 tours in 19 years
All-inclusive, three-day, four-night driving tour
Optional rallies from Texas and Oklahoma
Every mile, every overlook, every attraction, every restaurant, every stop, and every destination
has been scouted and meticulously planned in advance
The experience of driving the most beautiful, curvy, and scenic roads in Arkansas
The unforgettable thrills of more than 70,000 feet of elevation changes
We may even get to enjoy peak fall colors during our journey
For beautiful views, we will slow down and take it all in
For breathtaking overlooks and shots, we will stop and absorb the incredible moments
When the roads get twisty, we'll speed up and carve every corner
It will be the most memorable automotive adventure and vacation of your life.
Interesting and unique accommodations
(including one mountain lodge and one lakeside resort)
The most highly-rated restaurants
Private parking at every destination
Off-duty police officers will guard our stallions from dusk 'till dawn when needed
A professional photographer will capture our most memorable moments
Dedicated gallery for everyone to share photos and videos
High-power radio in each car for safety and banter
Detailed drivers notes and maps
An absolutely unforgettable road trip.
GIFTS PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS BY:
Veteran BOAR and Stampede participant Rusty Smith, Owner of Torqqe Performance, will gift one lucky winner a choice of: A touchless custom wheel alignment, dyno test, Pre-Purchase Inspection (each valued at at least $250), OR a $250 Discount Tire gift certificate.
In addition, Rusty and Torqqe Performance have offered every registered Stampede participant a free Technical Inspection.
PROGRAM (subject to change)
Main Event: November 2-6, 2023
Start Location: Somewhere in Arkansas (TBA to registered participants only)
Drive Route: Will be provided to drivers every morning.
Arrival at Hotel: By 4:30pm every day after a fun day of driving.
End Location: Somewhere in Arkansas (TBA to registered participants only)
Day 1 | Thursday, November 2 | Arrival in Arkansas, Explore Nearby Attractions
4:00 PM or Earlier: Check in to lodge
4:30 PM: (MANDATORY) Stampede check-in at lodge, roll-call, vehicle inspection, Welcome Dinner at the lodge, radio test, Drivers Meeting, Post-Dinner Social
Day 2 | Friday, November 3 | Drive Day
Drivers Meeting, Group Photos
Ladies and gentlemen! Saddle up! Start your engines! Let's ride the Raging Bull!
An amazing driving adventure awaits us as we cruise on hilly, twisty, and scenic country roads to one of the most famous landmarks and views in Colorado. Lunch will be followed by traversing of two of the highest Colorado mountain passes.
Arrival at Hotel: By 4:30 PM (or earlier) every day after a fun day of driving.
Day 3 | Saturday, November 4 | Drive Day
We will enjoy one of the best roads in Colorado for fall colors and visit amazing overlooks unknown to outsiders.
Early arrival at destination will allow exploring town before check-in.
We will stay for three nights at a beautiful mountain lodge with amazing views.
A parking garage has been reserved to protect our stallions.
Day 4 | Sunday, November 5 | Drive Day
Today we will embark on a driving adventure on an iconic and jaw-droppingly scenic deserted road in Colorado. You will wonder how this road has remained a secret for so long.
Hang out and fellowship by the cars.
Enjoy a great night of rest.
Day 5 | Monday, September 27 | Say Good-Byes, Reluctantly Return Home
Breakfast at lodge, final good-byes, depart at your leisure.
OPTIONAL SCENIC RALLIES FROM TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA TO ARKANSAS
Rally from Austin, Texas to Oklahoma | Monday, October 30 | Drive Day
We'll meet for a scrumptious breakfast at a historic diner for breakfast. With our bodies and stallions fueled up, we'll embark on a spirited 352-mile rally to Oklahoma with breaks at two unique very-Texas-like locations as well as a lakeside lunch. Our journey will conclude with arriving at a beautiful lakeside resort which will enjoy for two nights.
Stay at Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma | Tuesday, October 31 | Rest/Exploration Day
After a full day of fun driving, we'll take today to rest, relax, and enjoy the lakeside resort and all the nearby attractions including hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks, watersports (canoeing, kayaking, and swimming), fishing, many indoor activities, and museums.
Rally from Oklahoma to Arkansas | November 1 | Drive Day
An amazing driving adventure awaits us as we cruise on hilly, twisty, and scenic Oklahoma country roads to one of the most famous landmarks and views in Oklahoma. Lunch will be followed by more fun roads leading us to our place of stay for the next two nights: an incredible resort in the Ouachita Mountains. The mountaintop views will be our reward for completing a challenging day of driving.
Stay at Mountaintop Lodge in Arkansas | Thursday, November 2 | Rest/Exploration Day
After another full day of fun and scenic driving, we will take today to rest, relax, and enjoy the mountaintop resort and all the activities it offers. The fall color views from the resort will be amazing. You will not want to leave. It's that good.
If you have a question, please email The Tourmaster directly at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com
1. REGISTRATION FEE FOR MAIN EVENT (per car)
IF PAYING VIA CREDIT CARD
Driver Only: $3,000 + credit card fee = $3,093.00
Driver & Passenger: $4,500 + credit cards fee = $4,639.00
You are welcome to save money by mailing a check.
IF PAYING VIA CHECK
Driver Only: $3,000 ($93 less than paying with a credit card)
Driver & Passenger: $4,500 ($139 less than paying with a credit card)
During registration, please specify if you would like to pay by check so that we can send you a mailing address.
NOT INCLUDED in Registration Fee: The cost of car rental, vehicle transportation, flights to/from event, gas and other any other personal expenses.
2. OPTIONAL RALLIES FROM TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA TO ARKANSAS (per car) (CREDIT CARD / CHECK)
Rally from Austin, Texas to Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma (Driver Only): $567 / $550
Rally from Austin, Texas to Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma (Driver & Passenger): $825 / $800
This rally includes:
Rally from Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma to Mountaintop Lodge in Arkansas (Driver Only): $876 / $850
Rally from Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma to Mountaintop Lodge in Arkansas (Driver & Passenger): $1,211 / $1,175
This rally includes:
3. REFUNDABLE SAFETY DEPOSIT (per car) (CREDIT CARD / CHECK)
Former Participant: $104 / $100 ($100 is refundable)
If you are one of the 40+ people who already have a Safety Deposit on file (you know who you are), send only $XXX.
First-timer with referral: $312 / $300 ($300 is refundable)
First-timer without referral: $518 / $500 ($500 is refundable)
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 Stampede 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.
4. 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.
STEP #1: SEND PAYMENT
Send Registration Fee and Refunable Safety Deposit (and fee for optional pre-programmed high power radio if you desire). Also include payment if you want to reserve your spot on the enclosed trailer for car transport.
IF PAYING VIA PAYPAL:
IF PAYING VIA CHECK:
- Request mailing address by writing to Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com
- Mail your total payment via personal check, money order or cashier's check to address provided to you.
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. You will need to email The Tourmaster a scanned copy of your driver's license and automobile liability insurance card as well as a signed copy of the liability waiver. The Tourmaster will email you the liability waiver after receiving payment and registration information.
STEP #3: GET READY
Get yourself and your car ready for THE ULTIMATE DRIVING EXPERIENCE.
If you have a question, please email The Tourmaster at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com
Group Size: Will be limited to 20 cars to maximize the enjoyment and safety for everyone.
Weather Conditions: This tour is a rain-or-shine event. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions for further details.
Registration: Required in advance.
Terms & Conditions: Please read the Terms & Conditions regarding the Registration Fee, Safety Deposit, refunds, cancelling or transferring your registration, and many other topics.
Driving Directions: Details drivers notes will be provided at every Drivers Meeting.
Decals on Cars: Never. Nothing touches the paint on any car.
Costumes and Silly Outfits: None.
Models in Risque 'Clothing': NO.
Creating Scenes, Loud Noises, Traffic Jams, Attracting Attention From The Public and Police: Never. We operate below the radar. We treat locals and everyone we come into contact with with respect and courtesy. The only reactions we seek are smiles and thank yous.
Booze, Heavy Drinking, Crazy Parties, Nightlife: Not a chance.
Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners: All dining arrangements have been made in advance.
Accommodations: All hotels have been arranged in advance. Please see Accommodations section for further details.
Overnight Vehicle Security: Off-duty police officers will keep an eye on our pride and joy while we sleep. There may not be an overnight security when we park in an enclosed/gated garage or private parking area.
Gas and Restroom Breaks: Have all been planned where necessary.
Photographer: A professional photographer will capture many of the best moments of our adventure together. All photos will be available for download free of charge.
Photo and Video Gallery: All photos and videos from the Stampede will be uploaded to this gallery. You will be able to upload your own photos and videos to this gallery, too.
If you have a question, please email The Tourmaster directly at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com.
FOR OUT-OF-TOWN/OUT-OF-STATE PARTICIPANTS
Car Transport: Car transport is the ideal way to keep miles off your car and save time. This service is optional and not included in the base registration fee. If you'd like a recommendation on which car transport company to use, please contact The Tourmaster at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com.
Rent a High-End or Exotic Sports Car: If you don't want to drive your car to the start location or transport your car and you would like to drive a high-end or exotic sports car, The Tourmaster can help you find one. You can choose from a variety of late-model sports including a Porsche 911 and Boxster; Nissan GT-R; Mercedes Benz SL-class; BMW M2, M3, M4, M5, and i8; Corvette, Jaguar F-Type; Maserati Quattroporte GTS; Cadillac ATS-V; Ford Focus ST; and Mazda Miata. If you're interested, please contact The Tourmaster at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com.
DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY - GIVE A GIFT!
Do you want to do something special for your fellow participants? Gift them something they will remember for a long time.
If you own a company or know a company that would make a good gifter, please tell The Tourmaster.
There are big and small ways you can do something for one or many or all the participants.
Buy drinks, a few appetizers, or dessert for the group at dinner.
Give away an Amazon gift card.
Fill someone's gas tank at one of the breaks.
Do something unexpected and extraordinary.
You will likely receive a greater reward from giving than the recipient of your gift.
If you want to something extraordinary, write The Tourmaster directly at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com.
Knowing it is high season and the peak of color change in Colorado during September, a block of rooms has already been booked at some of the best hotels and lodges in the towns our journey will take us, including two mountain lodges and one historic hotel. The full itinerary including the towns to be visited and hotels reserved will be revealed to registered participants (who request to know) one week before the event. (Most participants prefer not to know so it is a surprise every day.)
Rooms have either King, Queen, or Double Queen beds, depending on the location. Please note that some hotels do not have Double Queen bedrooms, so if you and your passenger want separate beds, you will need an additional room at those hotels. You can specify your preference during registration. At every hotel, where available, a suite or higher has been reserved, but quantities are limited. Early registrations will receive choice of the higher class rooms reserved.
Upgrades to deluxe and premier rooms are available at some hotels and will be available at others if and when new rooms become available (hotel will notify us). Please specify during registration if you desire to upgrade to a higher class room.
Your luggage will be placed into your hotel room in advance of arrival of every day.
Hand car wash will be available at the end of every day (optional).
Private parking has been arranged at every hotel.
Off-duty police officers will watch over our pride and joy and keep away strangers every night from dusk 'till dawn (except where cars are parked in an enclosed/gated garage).