Deanslist DFW – 2013 New Year’s Drive

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Saturday morning was a bit of a crap-shoot as we left the house for the 45 mile trip to the 2nd Deanslist DFW drive. The fog was low, and the mist wouldn’t relent. We were a few minutes early arriving, and it was a great sight to already see a few cars at the meeting point as I rolled by it to the coffee shop next door. Slowly others started arriving, and quite surprisingly, we had 14 cars ready to roll after our drivers’ meeting. The mist continued, but luckily no fog, throughout most of the morning. A few sprinkles here and there kept the speeds at bay as well, but the roads were good, and as we approached lunch we even had some dry patches. The pace was decent, considering the conditions…enough to have fun yet stay safe. 150 miles or so later, we arrived at the Horny Toad, a biker bar with surprisingly good food. Afterward, we all cruised up to an old church/graveyard outside town for a quick photo of the group. Afterward, unfortunately, most decided to split and head straight home, but the three die-hard drivers remained and followed most of the planned route home…this time on dry roads. The others made a horrible mistake. It was a blast each and every turn. Turn in, maintain, adjust, power out, look in mirror, watch the C63 pop a wheelie and catch me in the blink of an eye. Over and over. Quite entertaining indeed.

Those of you who haven’t made it out to a or DFW Auto Club drive, you’re missing out. We hope to see you next time.

North Texas British Tech Day

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Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to a Texas Rovers Club tech day hosted by North Texas British (formerly North Texas Rover). It was a great afternoon meeting new people, seeing some cool trucks, and eating hot dogs and hamburgers. The club members were hugely appreciative, as they had full access to the shop and lifts to work on any projects they needed done. The NTX British techs were there to put vehicles on the lifts and generally help out with some great advice. It was quite apparent this was a great shop with knowledgeable mechanics. If you have a Rover and live in the DFW area, this definitely should be your go-to shop of choice.

Many thanks go to Laura (Roverette) and Allen at North Texas British for hosting a wonderful event.