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STAMPEDE DETAILS

PROGRAM
(subject to change without notice)

Friday, January 25, 2008

8:00 - 12:30 pm Drivers training class and visit to brand new private road course
called Harris Hill Road in San Marcos (south of Austin)5
(Registered participants will be informed of location in advance via email)
1 - 2:15 pm Lunch at local restaurant in San Marcos
(Registered participants will be informed of location in advance via email)
2:15 - 5:30 pm Saddle up and ride the Raging Bull 1
Includes a "visit" to the fastest highway in the United States4.
5:30 pm Arrive in Kerrville, Texas
Check into Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel
6:30 pm Dinner at local Kerrville restaurant
(Registered participants will be informed of location in advance via email)

Saturday, January 26, 2008
7:30 - 8:00 am Check-in for Stampede with Tourmaster at Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel
(new arrivals only)
7:30 - 8:30 am Check out of Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel
Breakfast (buffet) at Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel
8:30 - 9 am Drivers Meeting (mandatory) & group photos
9 - 12 pm Saddle up and ride the Raging Bull 2
12 - 1pm Lunch at local restaurant along the route
1 - 5 pm Saddle up and ride the Raging Bull 2
5 pm Arrive in Leakey, Texas
Check into cabins and motel
6 - 7:30 pm Dinner at local restaurant in Leakey
7:30 - 10:00 pm Visit, car talk, swap lies, the usual stuff after a day of riding the Raging Bull hard
Night run hunting for stars
10:00 pm Lights out, we all crash to sleep within 10 seconds of laying our heads on our pillows

Sunday, January 27, 2008
7:30 am Check out of cabins and motel
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast at local restaurant
8:30 - 8:45 am Drivers meeting (mandatory)
9 -12 pm Saddle up and ride the Raging Bull 3
12 - 1 pm Lunch at an exclusive dining establishment with panoramic views of the hill country
1 - 3 pm Saddle up and ride the Raging Bull 3
3 pm Say good-bye to those who have to leave for San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and other cities.
3 - 6 pm As is tradition, the die-hard romantics will stay to enjoy sunset over dinner at our usual favorite local restaurant in Austin.

(1) Friday's Raging Bull will be 168 miles of some of the most challenging and scenic roads in Texas. There will be at least one break during this afternoon run.
(2) Saturday's Raging Bull will be 275 miles of some of the most challenging and scenic roads in Texas. There will be at least one break during the morning and afternoon runs.
(3) Sunday's Raging Bull will be 250 miles of some of the most challenging and scenic roads in Texas There will be at least one break during the morning and afternoon runs.
(4) This highway has a lot of these signs
(5) The program is expected to include a 1 hour training class, followed by a "recruitment visit" to the new Harris Hill Road (HHR) track in San Marcos. This recruitment visit will include a presentation by HHR's owner, several lead-follow laps by HHR's owner to introduce us to their track, and ride-along hot laps for the brave and fearless. We'll end the morning with a Q&A session with the track owner and our own driving instructor.



OTHER DETAILS

Start location Austin, Texas
Registered participants will be informed of exact location in advance via email.
Stampede Route Detailed route maps will be provided at Drivers Meetings. The Raging Bull will be 168, 275, and 250 miles on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. The routes are different each day. 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. Registration will be closed once 25 completed registrations are received by the Tourmaster.

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 Thursday night's stay will be at the Quality Inn in San Marcos. Friday night's stay will be at the beautiful Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel in Kerrville, Texas. Saturday night's stay will be at the River Haven Cabins, Frio Canyon Lodge motel, and Camp Live Oak cabins in Leakey, Texas. Please see the Accommodations page for details.

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 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 Each participating car will be required to have one functioning radio (walkie-talkie) which is compatible with Motorola radios. 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 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.

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 this after realizing 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
if driver and passenger(s) have not received the aforementioned recommendation OR
if driver and passenger(s) do not have a valid driver's license OR
if driver and passenger(s) do not have proof of auto. liability insurance OR
if all participants do not agree to sign the waivers OR
if driver does not bring one functioning Motorola-compatible radio OR
if 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,

please do NOT even THINK about just showing up for the Stampede. You will not only anger the Tourmaster but will not be allowed to participate in the event.

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.





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