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RedE46Bimmer
05-25-2010, 04:46 PM
Alright so I figured I would start a caravan list for the southeast.

I wanted to do this as soon as possible so we had plenty of time to discuss where to meet, when to leave. meeting up with other caravans, etc, etc.

Where to meet..
Where is a good place to meet that has a large parking lot for convienience, close to the highway, etc

When to meet...
When should we all meet up... I know from my apt in Wilmington, NC, it's a 20+ hr drive, Sooooo.... yeah...

1. RedE46Bimmer (NC)
2. theseeker411(ATL)
3. Dingo(possibly?)(ATL)
4. csmith(possibly?)(somewhere in GA)
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I will be updating this as much as possible when new info comes up/more people join.

Also take it upon yourselves to notify people you know that are near you and on here or people you know that are in the Southeast via PM or something, because I know the regional boards don't get a lot of traffic.

Thanks

Brandon

PHAS3D
05-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Sadface. I can haz teh wantz to goezzzz!!!! But I can haz no goezzzz

theseeker411
05-25-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm going for sure. If you guys swing by TN or GA let me know and I'll try to get a group of guys to come up with us.

HWY HNTR
05-25-2010, 09:42 PM
I'll probably be going depending on how close to FL you guys are meeting up at. BTW, is this the official SE caravan? I know there was a discussion about four different caravans in the 512 thread, I think lol.

RedE46Bimmer
05-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Screen shot of what my route would be like

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww23/rede46bimmer/screen.jpg

(first attempt at a screen shot fail)

But we're definately coming through Georgia haha. where are you at in GA?


Gayface. I can haz teh wantz to goezzzz!!!! But I can haz no goezzzz

Oh really?

You suck Sean lol

RedE46Bimmer
05-25-2010, 10:07 PM
I'll probably be going depending on how close to FL you guys are meeting up at. BTW, is this the official SE caravan? I know there was a discussion about four different caravans in the 512 thread, I think lol.

Yeah there are a few others I saw, but mu ultimate goal is to get everyone's caravan to meet up into one big one. and arrive in a huge group. So I wanted to also keep note of everyones states that way the northerners coming down can meet up with us and we can pick out a route according to where everyone elses groups can meet up with the convoy.

HWY HNTR
05-25-2010, 10:22 PM
Yeah there are a few others I saw, but mu ultimate goal is to get everyone's caravan to meet up into one big one. and arrive in a huge group. So I wanted to also keep note of everyones states that way the northerners coming down can meet up with us and we can pick out a route according to where everyone elses groups can meet up with the convoy.
true, I can't really tell by your screen shot because it's kinda small, but I would say when your route levels out on the South of the country that maybe the people from FL can meet up with the rest of you guys.

theseeker411
05-25-2010, 10:53 PM
Dude I live right outside Atlanta, so meeting up with you won't be a problem. I just looked up that same route, and Google says it'll be about 16 hours from Atlanta to Austin. Maybe we could meet in Atlanta Thursday morning?

RedE46Bimmer
05-25-2010, 11:12 PM
true, I can't really tell by your screen shot because it's kinda small, but I would say when your route levels out on the South of the country that maybe the people from FL can meet up with the rest of you guys.

Yeah that screen shot sucks, lemme try again...


Dude I live right outside Atlanta, so meeting up with you won't be a problem. I just looked up that same route, and Google says it'll be about 16 hours from Atlanta to Austin. Maybe we could meet in Atlanta Thursday morning?

That would be sweet. I know there is probably gonna be a lot of people rolling out of the ATL. I reckon we would stop like half way or something? we should try and find a uber cheap motel or something...?

RedE46Bimmer
05-25-2010, 11:39 PM
Tried again...this one is friggin huge haha

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww23/rede46bimmer/zzz.jpg

the dingo
05-25-2010, 11:51 PM
looks like that route will take you right through where I live. I may have to jump on board.

RedE46Bimmer
05-25-2010, 11:55 PM
looks like that route will take you right through where I live. I am definately jumping on board.

Fixed...

Prime
05-26-2010, 01:08 AM
15 hour drive is intense. Wish I had the money right now to go out there.

theseeker411
05-26-2010, 07:29 AM
15 hrs isn't too bad if you split it to 2 days. I say we make New Orleans our halfway stopping point.

csmith
05-26-2010, 02:26 PM
fuck i want to go to this. i might actually make it but i have to let you guys know. and i would rather make the trip in one day.

RedE46Bimmer
05-26-2010, 02:28 PM
^That would be cool too. As long as you have a co-driver it won't be that bad. Plus we'll save money wih not having another hotel room to get.

theseeker411
05-26-2010, 04:25 PM
Let's do it in a 1 day shot then, I'm down.

CL3V3NG3R
05-27-2010, 07:40 AM
I've driven from Dallas to Savannah GA, stayed there for an hour and drove straight back. Then I've driven to Florida twice(Orlando area) and all times in a day. It's honestly not that bad of a trip takes 18-20 hours depending on how many stops you take. Just be REAL careful of the roads once you his Louisiana.

RedE46Bimmer
05-27-2010, 11:16 AM
^Thanks for the info! I plan on lowering it more for this too haha

f_399
05-27-2010, 11:40 AM
lower it after Louisiana!

Jedidiah
05-27-2010, 12:13 PM
Yeah, it's not a terrible idea... if you got a brand new bumper or something you intend to rock at the show, go distance with the old bumper and put the new one on at the Texas state line. We did the same for Mike's E36, and I guarantee you that Mike enjoyed the drive down alot more.

theseeker411
05-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Maybe I should take the airdam off the e24 before we hit Louisiana.

RedE46Bimmer
05-27-2010, 10:54 PM
Is it THAT bad? Damn I may just ride bumperless and put it on when we hit Texas or something...mmmm.

theseeker411
05-28-2010, 12:04 PM
I'll bring a small Jack and some tools with me, just in case.

RedE46Bimmer
05-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Yeah I plan on bringing a tool bag with plenty of tools and some 2x4's in case I or anyone else needs them(knock on wood).And I'll see if I can borrow my friends low profile jack as well.

I'm really pumped for this already.

theseeker411
05-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Hell yeah man, I'm pumped too! You gonna do the drive in one shot, or are you gonna crash somewhere in GA then start out with the ATL crew?

the dingo
05-29-2010, 12:12 AM
I kinda wish I had a stockpile of "sucks to roll hard" stickies, because if I do make the trip my poor car is gonna be beat to hell.

RedE46Bimmer
05-29-2010, 08:03 PM
^ Yeah I may get quite a few before the trip up there as well haha


Hell yeah man, I'm pumped too! You gonna do the drive in one shot, or are you gonna crash somewhere in GA then start out with the ATL crew?

I haven't really decided yet to tell you the truth... 20 hours with only short breaks is one hellacious trip. My passenger could only get that Friday and Monday off so we might leave out Thursday after he gets out of work, crash in GA, then continure the trip with the rest of the ATL crew... but this all depends on when you guys are heading out and stuff.

Are you planning on staying at the A Loft? I assume everyone is staying two nights? Friday and Saturday...?

theseeker411
05-29-2010, 08:20 PM
I figure if we leave out of ATL early Friday morning we should get to Austin sometime that evening, when the pre-party is getting good. I haven't booked a hotel room yet, but I think I'll be staying for 2 nights since I'll probably only get Friday and Monday off as well.

RedE46Bimmer
05-29-2010, 08:36 PM
Well Wilmington to the ATL is only like 7 hours. So if we leave around 4ish...that puts us there at around 11pm.. get a decent nights sleep and then leave out with you guys that morning. That would actually work out pretty well I think... I think I'm gonna stay Friday and Saturday night and head back out Sunday.

theseeker411
05-31-2010, 11:47 AM
Dude you think I could crash on your hotel floor if I need to? I don't know who all is going from Atlanta and my damn car is eating into my budget for the trip.

RedE46Bimmer
05-31-2010, 10:51 PM
Yeah dude no problem!

theseeker411
06-02-2010, 10:31 PM
Awesome, thanks dude!

RedE46Bimmer
06-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Just booked my room. AHHHH so pumped!

theseeker411
06-05-2010, 05:20 PM
Sick! PM me and let me know how much I should throw down for floor space, haha.

Damn, I need to get my car ready...

RedE46Bimmer
06-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Where is a good spot to meet up in the ATL?

theseeker411
06-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Well shit, I think I'm out :(. I can't take that much unpaid time off and not totally screw my budget, plus I'm going to FL the weekend after so I need to save money for that.

So bummed.

RedE46Bimmer
06-16-2010, 11:44 PM
If I cant get tires mounted and the car aligned in time I'll be out too. :(

randomquickness
06-17-2010, 09:02 AM
figure I'll post this in the caravan threads just in case people are looking for a way to cut cost!

just in case anyone wants a place to crash on Friday night, I have a house about an hour north of the track. I'll be rolling down Sat morning. Anyone is welcome to crash here and or use my driveway to wash their car. Obviously I'm offering this free, you won't get a bed but the couches and living room/office floor are fair game. PM me if interested.

the dingo
06-17-2010, 11:52 AM
If I cant get tires mounted and the car aligned in time I'll be out too. :(

seems like everything goes wrong just before events like this. I'm fairly certain my air compressor is dead so I may have to go back to coilovers, which would suck, or make the trip in something else. :(

HWY HNTR
06-17-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm out too, car's pretty much finished, but gf problems/vacation planning problems suck :(

RedE46Bimmer
06-18-2010, 10:12 PM
I'm officially out as well. My parents all of sudden got put in a tight spot financially, so I'm gonna help them out instead.

Family > Car Meets.....

But I'm still super bummed :(