Drive Your VW to the Race 9-1-12 to 9-3-12 So each year we like to go to Sacramento to race at Bugorama events. If you have never been there its a huge event with a gigantic swap meet, massive car show, just about every vendor you can think of and my favorite part............DRAG RACING! Lots and lots of drag racing. Some of the largest turnouts in all the race classes. This year its a special event for us drag fans, A pro stock gathering! The Bugorama group has put out a call to all the pro stock cars to step up or shut up! (Well close to that!) but a huge purse is on the line. How about $10,000 big ones? Well i do not race pro stock so this is a perfect time to watch 10,000rpm combos race for 10G's! ($10,000)
So we will drive our VW's up to the event. I will take my 1966 Turbo VW FastBack. Plan to get on the road Saturday 9-01-2012 at 3:45am from LowBugget shop. You can join in along the way. We will make extra stops when going up and over the grapevine. Take 5 fwy to the 99 fwy all the way to Sacramento. Gates open at 2pm so there is no rush but our cruising speed is going to be between 65-70mph (actual speed) but don't worry we will not climb the Grapevine at that speed! This is not a race, it a cruise!
We will stop for breakfast on the top of the Grapevine in Gorman, gas up etc. We will make more stops along the way and stop for lunch/BBQ in Manteca (about an hour before Sacramento). We will make one more stop at a convenient store for goodies before going in the event. You are on your own for dinner Saturday night.
Admission in to the track is $20 Adults and $5 for Kids 6-12 for both days. After hanging out at the track on Saturday those who are staying at the host hotel we will be meeting up at 9:30pm outside the vendors gate. (gates are locked at 10pm!!) You can camp at the track if you like. We check in to the host hotel that night!
Sunday morning meet for breakfast in the host hotel. We will leave the hotel at 7:30am to head to the event. You can park out in the standard parking lot or pay $10 extra and enter your car in the car show. If your brave you can test your car on the track and make a pass for $20 extra. After the event will go out to dinner, will take a vote on the place and back to the host hotel for party time and pool-side fun!
Monday morning meet for breakfast in host hotel. We will be leaving the hotel at 7am making a few stops for gas then stop for lunch at the base of the Grapevine. Again we will cruise up and over the Grapvine making some cool down stops. Once over we will brake off to our own caves/homes!
If you have any questions or need help working out a combo to make this type of trip give A.J.Sims a call at the shop. (1pm to 6pm M-F 10am to 3pm Saturday) 714-639-4284
List so far: 1x Fastback 2x Bugs 2x Buses 2x Ghias
We will bring walkie talkie's for the first and last car. I recommend you bring one so we can make fun of other drivers or if someone needs to make a stop.