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Checking to see if there exists an SSR club in the Central Texas area. I see more of our Trucks on the road.
I belong to some Corvette Clubs and would love to join an SSR Club, or even start one.
So you Central Texas owners out there please respond to this thread so we can cruise together retro-style.........
 

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ampmop: I am back in Austin now, but not sure for how long. I keep hoping that I can find a real job here in Austin and stop having to travel around the country! :)

If I can stay around this time, I'd love to help get a club going.

Especially since that elitist Donut Gang decided that if your vehicle is post 1973 it's not a street rod :nono

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Great, not sure what gang you are speaking of, but the reference doesn't surprise me when speaking of "some" auto clubs.

I should re-take delivery of mine Thursday from the dealer and then it goes in for invisible bra fitting Friday so maybe I will be cruising on Saturday before heading to Houston for the 4th.
I'll respond to this thread and maybe we can cruise and meet Saturday 7/2/2005

Suggestions on meeting places?????????????
 

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Somewhere near the intersection of Hwy 71 and FM620. Within about 5 to 10 miles of that intersection, you get really good hill country roads. I know them well, as I take my motorcycles out there all the time (I live just 5 minutes from 71 and 620). Maybe we could meet at my home.

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How 'bout the new Rudy's on 620 and 2222. Volente road is a great ride all the way to Cedar Park and we could 1431 to Marble Falls and then back on 71 to 620.

This is if I get my SSR back in time.

I'll keep you posted.
 

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I am in SW Round Rock near 620 & IH35. I have been meaning to go to the show & shine in Cedar Park seen in another thread on this site... A Central TX SSR club would be great. Count me in... How about Heart Of Texas SSR's - HOT SSRs?
 

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HOT SSRs is good! A THREE way pun:

- heart of Texas
- hot weather in Texas!
- hot vehicle!

Jim G
We tried TOSSR's (Texas Owners of SSR's) - never got more then a few together. Wilcatt66 and I were the charter members.
 

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ampmop said:
Checking to see if there exists an SSR club in the Central Texas area. I see more of our Trucks on the road.
I belong to some Corvette Clubs and would love to join an SSR Club, or even start one.
So you Central Texas owners out there please respond to this thread so we can cruise together retro-style.........
I have several Hosted SSR-Clubs all over the USA and Canada. THERE IS A HOSTED www.SSR-Club.com in The Colony (near Austin) Texas and I can help setup and Host one, anywhere to start an SSR-Club. Email me or goto my website and click on the TEXAS Hosted SSR-Club button and sign their guestbook so they know you're in town....... There are no charges in volved. Steve ([email protected]). :leaving
 

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We tried TOSSR's (Texas Owners of SSR's) - never got more then a few together. Wilcatt66 and I were the charter members.
Too bad, are you going to try again? Seems to be more and more owners everyday, at least I see 'em on the road. New owner myself. See thread "took delivery but not happy"

I like the anacronym, very british:)
 

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The last time we had 4 SSR's Comely, LLoger, Houtex and Wildcat66(me) A
couple didn't make it because the weather was iffy but San Antonio has some nice backroads and hills. It would be nice to meet up somewhere in the middle to give more people a chance to make it and now we do have a lot more members in the Austin and S A areas.
 

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Well... The Colony is not exactly "close" to Austin - 222.4 miles by Yahoo maps. Not exactly convenient especially at over $2/gal these days...

As for the name "TOSSR" - A "tosser" in UK lingo is equivalent to a dork or a dweeb in our lingo - Not exactly what I call an endearing name for a club for such a cool truck...

Now being a member of the Heart Of Texas SSR's or HOT SSR's .... Need I say more?

You can count on my vote and membership in a Central TX SSR club whatever the name...
 

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You are right Austin is a nice little drive from The Colony, and we will not let ourselves be called dorks or dweebs :nono
 

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Well... The Colony is not exactly "close" to Austin - 222.4 miles by Yahoo maps. Not exactly convenient especially at over $2/gal these days...

As for the name "TOSSR" - A "tosser" in UK lingo is equivalent to a dork or a dweeb in our lingo - Not exactly what I call an endearing name for a club for such a cool truck...

Now being a member of the Heart Of Texas SSR's or HOT SSR's .... Need I say more?

You can count on my vote and membership in a Central TX SSR club whatever the name...

It's convenient if some of us are in the Dallas area and some are in the Houston area. Don't care what we call it, but check out the window - that's not Surrey out there. Heck, HOT might mean dingleberry in Chinese - let's stick to worrying about what it means here.
 

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l think it would be a blast driveing down 287 to Austin . l like it better than l 35 :seeya Kay
 

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Sorry houtex,

I did not mean to cast dispersions on you - I am merely a fan of British comedy on television so I am familiar with the term "tosser".... So please forgive me if I offended you... I agree that it matters less the name than the objective.

So... Is there anyone willing to step up and form the club? I travel so much it is tough for me to give it due dillegence.
 

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my opinion

Nice comments, From other car clubs around, they are only as strong as their members. That being said, regional clubs would probably function better so meets could be attended during the week on a steady basis.
That is why I first inquired if there was a Central Texas club. I would not be able to belong to a Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio club because I would not be able to commit to club meetings due to distance. Not sure how many of you out there could drive a hundred miles or more one way every month or so to meet.
 

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What about a Central Texas club with local CHAPTERS in each of the big urban areas?

That way, we could have local chapter meetings easily and frequently with no long distances to drive, but get together a few times a year at larger get-togethers?

A larger club overall would have more clout with GM, dealerships, and aftermarket product or service providers.

The organizers need to be guys with stable jobs and addresses (not like me :) ), and long-term interest, so that the club has some stability.

Jim G
 

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I think it is a great idea to have local units and we can all meet up at other destinations for larger meets. the HOT SSR club fits the central TX Area,

Having someone to dedicate a lot of time would also be helpful. There is someone in the Austin area that signed up on the ssr-club forum and she really wants a local group. I bet she will do it. (I will email her)
 
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