(Organized on MustangForums.com, but some of us have this local meet and cruise each year; I'll be going )
I think it’s about time for another TEXAS
MUSTANG CRUISE! How about it boys and girls?
Last year's cruise fell apart because "the enemy of a good plan is the pursuit of a perfect one." We kept trying to add on and make it *more* awesome, adding to the amount of work required until...until...it didn't happen. ><
So, back to the tried and true recipe it is. I realize this is really short notice, and I do apologize for that, but hopefully we can get a relatively good turnout anyway, since those of us from Texas are *that* awesome!
Hope to see you guys there!
Here's some links to our last several cruises and how awesome they were:
***Central Texas Mustang Cruise***
What: Nice 2 to 3 hour cruise, followed by dinner at a restaurant in Marble Falls
Where: Starting location - The Oasis parking lot in Austin, TX
When: Mar 3rd, 11:30 AM
Why: Because we're from Texas and we're awesome?
(1) Where are we meeting?
We are meeting at The Oasis On the Lake (The OASIS Restaurant- Sunset Capital of Texas
). The above map has the address as the starting location. Big parking lot, access to open, windy roads, and the best part...NO $8 FEE! (stupid parks dpt)
(2) Is there anything special I need to do to get ready for the cruise?
YES. BRING A FULL GAS TANK!!! Yes, I meant to caps lock that. BRING A FULL GAS TANK!!! Stopping for gas is going to be a big problem. STOP FOR GAS BEFORE YOU GET HERE!
Also, PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE ROUTE!!! Last time, we had a big problem with us getting broken up by lights and cars not knowing where we were headed. This was the cause of a lot of confusion, especially when 12 cars got separated from the group and I spent 45 minutes trying to find them. It kind of killed the end of the cruise.
PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE ROUTE SO YOU KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING!!!
Oh, and make your car shiny b/c well...people will want to look at it.
So, to sum up, HAVE A FULL GAS TANK! AND BRING A COPY OF THE ROUTE!
(3) I want to meet up with other mustangs to cruise to the starting spot. Where do I go?
Hopefully, we can coordinate that within the scope of this thread. If you want to meet up with other people from your city, post in this thread and other people will hopefully join you!
Is there a halfway point where I can go the restroom / go home / take a break from driving?
Yes. We'll be stopping at the Home Depot in Marble Falls for about 10 minutes as a break. If you are say...running low on gas, in need of a restroom, need to get out and stretch, this is the time!
Where should I get gas or get a last minute car wash?
There's a Shell attached to the Rudy's BBQ on 620. It also has a pretty good touch-free car wash in case you need some last minute washing before the cruise.
There's also a Texaco at the corner or 620 and Lime Creek that you should be able to fill up at. Otherwise, just look up the oasis on googlemaps and tell it to search the surrounding area for gas stations/car washes.
REMEMBER TO HAVE A FULL TANK OF GAS BEFORE GETTING TO THE CRUISE!
What do we do about rain?
If the chance of rain is 90+% for Saturday as of Thursday evening, cruise will be canceled. I'm sure nobody wants to do a cruise in the rain. We'll try to reschedule for the following weekend if there's interest. Let's hope this doesn't happen.
You posted this in the 2005-2011 section. Does that mean other mustangs aren't welcome?
Not at all! If you have a mustang, come along! S95's, Foxbodys, pretty much anything that's a mustang is welcome to come along!
Oh, and please tell everyone you know about this event! Last time, we had mustang groups from San Antonio and Austin come join us. It was a blast!