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
- Professional photographer
and much more - see list of features and program below
REGISTERED DRIVERS & NAVIGATORS
1. Leonard & Angela 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2. John & Sandi 2020 McLaren GT
3. Blake & Shana 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
4. Angela & Joseph 2023 Audi S5
5. Carmelo & Hilary 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo
6. Robert & Julie 2023 Mercedes-AMG SL55 Roadster
7. Mike and Eddie 2021 Ferrari Roma
8. Kam & Holly 2021 Porsche 911 4S
9. Greg & Tempa 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
10. Michael 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model AWD
11. Pratap 2008 Mini Cooper S Convertible
12. Darryl 2023 Porsche Boxster GTS
plus The Tourmaster
TOTAL COUNT: 22 Participants in 13 Cars (Maximum 16 Cars)
Watermarked Photos Courtesy of Frank Pharis at Franks Focus
To see photos from last year's Colorado Fall Colors Road Trip, click here.
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 driven.
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.
605-mile road trip covering the most beautiful, curvy, and scenic roads and attractions in the Ozark Mountains
Led by The Tourmaster who has organized 124 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 75,000 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
Hand car wash will be available at overnight destinations (optional)
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
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF :
On behalf of Christian Brothers Automotive in Lakeway, Texas, Joseph B. & Angela S. sponsored the private shuttle rides from the hotel to the restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights (November 3 and 4) while our stallions remained parked safely at the hotel under the careful watch of off-duty police officers. Thank you Joseph and Angela for your support and generous gift! You can click on the logo to reach their webpage. The Tourmaster's Honda S2000 received its most thorough pre-event Technical Inspection ever by Joseph who is a master mechanic and lead technician at CBA's Lakeway location.
Precision Windows in McKinney, Texas, owned by John & Sandi W., sponsored breakfast for the whole group on Friday, November 3, our first drive day with the whole group in Arkansas! Thank you, John & Sandi, for your support and generous gift! You can click on the logo to reach their webpage. John and Sandi have been regular participants of our drives for many many years.
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 before each leg.
Arrival at Hotel: By 4:30 pm every day there is 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 mountaintop lodge, roll-call, vehicle inspection, and radio test followed by Welcome Dinner at the lodge, Drivers Meeting, and post-dinner social.
Day 2 | Friday, November 3 | Drive Day (195 miles)
Drivers Meeting, Group Photos
Ladies and gentlemen! Saddle up! Start your engines! Let's ride the Raging Bull!
Today we will embark on an amazing driving adventure starting in the Ouachita Mountains and onto the Ozark Mountains. Our journey will cover some of the most amazingly beautiful and twisty roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas. You will be amazed at the quality and thrill of the roads. And you will fall in love with your car all over again.
Day 3 | Saturday, November 4 | Drive Day (259 miles)
This is THE day. It will be an incredibly fun day of driving on some of the best roads of the Ozarks. We will escape to another dimension, enjoying the amazing sights and immersing ourselves in the intoxicating sounds from our cars echoing from the tree-lined roads and mountainsides. We will own the roads and declare them our playground. You will not believe roads like this exist, and you will wonder if this is even real. We will have more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.
Day 4 | Sunday, November 5 | Drive Day (151 miles)
We will have a lazy morning following yesterday's challenging and exciting run. Today will be our final day of driving some of the best roads in Arkansas. You will finish today and our road trip a better and more skilled driver than when you arrived. And you will likely be making plans to attend the next Arkansas Stampede. We have planned for an early arrival at our destination lodge to unwind, enjoy the amazing views, and get ready for the Farewell Dinner. The day will conclude with hanging out and fellowship by the cars and under the stars. We will all enjoy a great night of rest following our exhilarating three-day road trip.
Day 5 | Monday, November 6 | Say Good-Byes, Reluctantly Return Home
Breakfast at lodge, final good-byes, depart at your leisure.
OPTIONAL (PRE-TRIP) SCENIC RALLIES FROM TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA TO ARKANSAS
Rally from Austin, Texas to Oklahoma | Monday, October 30 | Drive Day (330 miles)
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 330-mile rally to Oklahoma with breaks at two unique and famous Texas landmarks as well as a lakeside lunch. Our journey will conclude with arriving at a beautiful lakeside resort which we will enjoy for two nights.
Stay at Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma | Tuesday, October 31 | Rest/Exploration Day
After a full day of fun driving on Monday, we'll take today to rest, relax, and enjoy the lakeside resort and all the nearby attractions including hiking/biking trails, scenic overlooks, watersports (kayaking and swimming), fishing, many indoor activities, and museums.
Drivers coming from midwestern states will join the group here for the next rally to Arkansas.
Rally from Oklahoma to Arkansas | Wednesday, November 1 | Drive Day (220 miles)
This will be an extremely fun and scenic driving adventure on hilly, twisty, and scenic Oklahoma country roads to some of the most famous landmarks and views in Oklahoma. Lunch will be followed by more fun roads to our place of stay for the next two nights: an incredible resort in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. 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 on Wednesday, 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.
Drivers coming for the main event will join us at the lodge today.
If you have a question, please email The Tourmaster directly at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com.
Knowing it is high season and the peak of color change in Arkansas during late October and early November, a block of rooms has already been reserved at some of the best lodges, resorts, and hotels in the towns where our journey will take us, including a mountain lodge and a lakeside resort. 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 will have either King or Double Queen beds, depending on the location. At every accommodation, where available, a suite or higher has been reserved, but quantities are limited. Early registrations will receive choice of the higher class rooms reserved.
Off-duty police officers will watch over our pride and joy and keep away strangers every night from dusk 'till dawn (except when the cars are in private parking).
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 dining and one night stay at lakeside resort.
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 dining, one night stay at a lakeside resort, and one night stay at a mountaintop lodge (total of two nights of lodging).
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), do not send a Safety Deposit.
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, Refundable Safety Deposit, fee for optional rallies, and fee for optional pre-programmed high power radio. If paying via check, please request our mailing address by writing to The Tourmaster at Tourmaster@DrivingAdventuresUSA.com.
IF PAYING VIA CREDIT CARD:
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 information and payment via email. Your information will be used strictly for purposes of organizing this tour only. To confirm your registration, you and your passenger (if any) 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 your 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 16 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: Detailed 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 with whom we come into contact 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 (except for free/rest days).
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 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.