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02-21-2010, 07:29 PM
Fellow Viper Owners…YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!!!

A quick video for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUM8LsUn3bE

A couple of quick points:
- Mark your calendar for April 9th, 10th, 11th
- Make your discounted hotel reservation before it is too late…we have our block of rooms till March 18th, after that the rate will be based on availability. Omni Hotel in Austin - (512) 448-2222 (mention Texas Viper Round Up)
- Registration fees this year:
o VCA Members $0 (membership has its privileges…if you haven’t signed up know…$115 a year goes a long way).
o For non-VCA members the registration cost is only $60.
1. Make payment out to
1. Central Texas Viper Club
2. 1807 Overcup Drive, Round Rock, Tx 78681

It’s that time of year…time for the Annual Texas Viper Round Up. This year we are extending the invite across the country!!! This is sure to be an event NOT to be missed.

As enjoyed last year, we will have great folks, great roads, and great times. At the Round Up, memories are made and the community is brought together from around the region. If you take a road trip this spring, then this should be it. So far, we have folks from all around Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Kansas confirmed …so come on down!!!

This year the Round Up is April 9th, 10th, and 11th. The itinerary is below (some times are not provided as the times and activities flex with the group).

Spread the word and forward this out to all Viper owners. Please RSVP if you can so I can get a head count. Last year was a big success and we want to make this year even better!

The hotel of choice for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night will be the Omni Austin Hotel (please refer to attached file). They have secure parking (patrolled by the Austin Police Department), easy access from I-35 and the new toll roads; convenient for those traveling from a far.

Omni Austin Hotel (http://www.omniaustinsouthpark.com/)
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 448-2222

Here is a link to last year’s Pictures and Video (http://centraltexasvca.com/?page_id=13)…enjoy!

Please RSVP by April 1st to [email protected] ([email protected]) If you cannot make the whole 3 days, that is ok, join us when you can. If you have questions please call me at 512.565.2094.

Look forward to seeing you folks!

Ryan Fox
Central Texas VCA
512.565.2094


Friday

Lunch, Viper Q&A, Dyno and Stories
From the Hotel we will head over to American Racing Technologies (ART) for lunch, Viper Q&A and dyno. On staff at ART are two well known Viper Certified Techs, David Weaver, who has worked on Vipers since the Gen 1, and Chris Phar. ART is hosting us for this event and providing lunch and dyno time. Getting your car out for a dyno run is a great opportunity to give your car a “check-up” and make sure everything is in tip top shape. ART’s Viper experts will be onsite and ready to answer any questions from what brake pads create less dust …to what is involved with a twin turbo setup for your next Texas Mile run…you will have access to some of the best guys in the USA, so you better ask them now while you are here.
We are going to meet in the Omni Austin Hotel parking lot at 11:30am and leave at 12:00pm to start the caravan over to the Dyno (fun 30 minutes jaunt on the new hill country toll road!) If you are arriving in the afternoon, give me a ring and you can take the quick drive over to meet up with everyone at ART…just a few minutes away.
Dinner
For dinner…we will be al a carte…with so many folks from out of town and so many neat places to eat, we will have a night on the town. So after a short caravan over from ART down the main toll way we will park the cars in reserved parking and cool down, while the cars cool down. So, plan to get out those detail rags and detail spray and get the car ready for a full day of fun for Saturday!
We are going to meet in the Omni Austin Hotel parking lot at 6:00pm (possibly later depending on how many cars attend the dyno) for cars and conversation. At 7:00pm we will all head out into the Austin night life for a great time!
Saturday

Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with all your fellow Viper folks! And that’s right…breakfast is free with your hotel room!
Hill Country Drive

Relaxing cruise through the scenic hill country of Central Texas…. that’s why you came right? Bring your cameras (and RT guys, sunscreen)! We have lined out some fantastic roads (many you have never seen before) and some fantastic stops that are truly unique to the Texas hill country, you will just have to wait and see. Oh and guys and gals, be sure your trunks some room just in case you want to bring back a souvenir or two from the trip. Want more? Pictures of the memories…there will be several photo ops and with all the amateur photographers in the club your car will be in the spot light in this very picturesque environment.
We are going to meet in the Omni Austin Hotel parking lot at 9:00am and leave at 9:30am to start the hill country drive and activities.
Dinner
After a full day of tearing up the roads, we head over to the ranch. That’s Steiner Ranch Steakhouse for a fabulous dinner with exceptional views. There is a great patio to watch the sunset over the lake and listen to live music. By this point of the day, everyone will have worked up an appetite and we will go inside for dinner. We have reserved the 2nd Floor for the guests of the 2010 Viper Round Up and dinner will be covered and we have arranged for reserved parking.
We are going to meet in the parking lot (reserved) Steiner Ranch Steakhouse at 6: 30pm.

Sunday
The Viper Experience
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with all your fellow Viper folks! Breakfast is free with your hotel room!
A Real Viper Experience and Lunch

I am sure you all have seen pictures of the Viper ACR-X…and you have probably seen pictures of Bob Lutz’s GTSR… both could be there on Sunday! IF that isn’t enough (and if it’s not and you still own a Viper…you need to see a doctor! ) then as Father Viper, the original Viper Project Manager, said “We designed the Viper as a race car that you could drive on the street” and that is exactly what we have planned for Sunday! The Viper Experience…Whether you just want to take a relaxing parade lap around this private hill country road course, or you want to try your hand at instructed driving or even perhaps a little competitive driving, there will something there for everyone. ART (http://www.americanracingtech.com/index.php) along with Viper Days (http://www.narraonline.com/)(NARA) will be hosting this event and these guys eat and sleep Viper! Harris Hill Road (http://www.harrishillroad.com/) is a fantastic facility for all levels of driving and the indoor club house is now open. The first half of the track day is provided by ART and lunch s provided by your VCA! If you are having too much fun and want more, it will be just $60 per car for the second half of the day (and yes, that is dirt cheap).
We are going to meet in the Omni Austin Hotel parking lot at 7:30am and leave at 8:00am to start the Hill Country Drive over to Harris Hill Road.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.
Thank you,

Ryan Fox
The Central Texas Viper Group
www.CentralTexasVCA.com (http://www.centraltexasvca.com/)
or visit us on the VCA Forums by clicking here (http://forums.viperclub.org/texas-south-central/)
Phone: 512.565.2094