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RAGING BULL ARKANSAS STAMPEDE XXIV

TOUR #136

NOVEMBER 7 - 11, 2024

ALL-INCLUSIVE

3 DAYS

4 NIGHTS

605 MILES

$3,950 DRIVER ONLY

$5,500 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

- 75,000 feet of elevation change

- Overnight stays at mountaintop lodge, lakeside resort,

   and the most beautiful mountaintop hotel & spa in

   the Ozark Mountains

- Most highly-rated restaurants

- Private parking

- Dinner shuttles

- Overnight vehicle security

- Professional photographer

  and much more - see list of features and program below


To see photos from last year's Arkansas Fall Colors Road Trip, click here.
 


REGISTERED DRIVERS & NAVIGATORS

1.    Blake & Shana                                  2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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plus The Tourmaster

TOTAL COUNT:  3 Participants in 2 Cars  (Maximum 18 Cars)

Watermarked Photos Courtesy of Frank Pharis at Franks Focus

To see photos from last year's Arkansas 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.


FEATURES

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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 134 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

Unmatched camaraderie

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 two mountaintop hotels 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 :

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Precision Windows in McKinney, Texas, owned by John & Sandi W., has sponsored breakfast for the whole group on Friday, November 8, 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 7-11, 2024

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 7 | Check-In

4:00 PM or earlier:  Check in to lodge.

4:30 PM:  (MANDATORY) Stampede check-in at mountaintop hotel & spa, roll-call, vehicle inspection, and radio test followed by Welcome Dinner at the lodge, Drivers Meeting, and post-dinner social.


Day 2 | Friday, November 8 | Drive Day (203 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 9 | Drive Day (261 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 10 | Drive Day (141 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 enjoy lunch surrounded breathtaking views, unwind, explore beautiful overlooks nearby, and relax before the Farewell Dinner.  The day will conclude with 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 11 | Say Good-Byes, Reluctantly Return Home

Breakfast at the lodge, final good-byes, depart at your leisure.


OPTIONAL PRE-TRIP SCENIC RALLIES TO OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS AND BACK TO TEXAS

Rally from Austin, Texas to Oklahoma | Monday, November 4 | Drive Day (353 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 353-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, November 5 | 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 6 | Drive Day (308 miles)

This will be an extremely fun and scenic driving adventure on hilly, twisty, and scenic 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 four nights: the most beautiful mountain hotel & spa in the Ozark Mountains.  The mountaintop views will be our reward for completing a challenging day of driving.


Stay at Mountaintop Hotel & Spa in Arkansas | Thursday, November 7 | 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 hotel and all the nearby attractions.  You will fall in love with the hotel and the town.

Drivers coming for the main event will join us at the hotel today.

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


ACCOMMODATIONS

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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).


COSTS 

 

1. REGISTRATION FEE FOR MAIN EVENT (per car)

IF PAYING VIA CREDIT CARD

Driver Only: $3,950 + credit card fee = $4,072.00

Driver & Passenger: $5,500 + credit cards fee = $5,670.00

You are welcome to save money by mailing a check.

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY BY CHECK (WHICH WILL SAVE YOU MONEY)

(If you accidentally pay by credit card, the credit card fee cannot be refunded.)

IF PAYING VIA CHECK

Driver Only: $3,950 ($122 less than paying with a credit card)

Driver & Passenger: $5,500 ($170 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): $1,237 / $1,200

This rally includes two breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner, and one night stay at lakeside resort.

Rally from Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma to Mountaintop Hotel in Arkansas (Driver Only): $876 / $850

Rally from Lakeside Resort in Oklahoma to Mountaintop Hotel in Arkansas (Driver & Passenger): $1,597 / $1,550

This rally includes two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, a one night stay at a lakeside resort, and a one night stay at a mountaintop hotel (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 60+ 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.


REGISTRATION

Are you interested in joining us in the (optional) rally from Austin, Texas to the lakeside resort in Oklahoma on November 4-5?
Are you interested in joining us in the (optional) rally from the lakeside resort in Oklahoma to the mountaintop hotel in Arkansas on November 6-7?
Will you need a seperate room for your passenger? Additional pricing will be provided.
Would you like to purchase a pre-programmed high-power radio from The Tourmaster for $89? Please remember to add this to your total.

Thank you for registering. The Tourmaster will confirm your registration after payment has been received.


PAYMENT

 

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY BY CHECK (WHICH WILL SAVE YOU MONEY)

(If you accidentally pay by credit card, the credit card fee cannot be refunded.)

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.

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OTHER DETAILS

 

Group Size:  Will be limited to 18 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.

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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.

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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.

 

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