Spring Tour 2017

Mark Mark your calendars for the 2017 Spring Tour!

If anyone is inclined, go ahead and make your reservations at the Plantation Inn in Medicine Park (www.plantationinnok.com). We’ll stay there on March 31 and April 1.

If you’re inclined to go, go ahead and book a room. As long as you cancel 48 hours in advance, there’s no charge.

When you book, there is an option where you can put your group. Please put the club’s name down. If we book 10+ rooms, there will be a discount.

Plan will be to leave Friday, March 31, 2017 morning and return the morning of Sunday, April 2, 2017.

2016 Arklahoma Rally – Day 2

So, Day 2 started off well enough, but apparently Google maps is not to be entirely trusted. What started as the nicely paved Arkansas State Highway 260 turned into an unpaved, washed out county road once we passed the border into Oklahoma. Google maps was apparently unaware that the road was better suited to Land Rovers than Austin Healeys. After fifteen miles of of dust, ruts, gravel, and swearing, we made it back to the paved road, and got on with the driving through the pretty parts.

For lunch, we stopped off at the Southern Belle, an old converted rail car. Then we visited the Heavener Rune Stones. A few of the Arkansas folks went to do the Talamena Drive (I planned the route with the Okies in mind, and we were planning to do that on the way home). The rest of us drove the rest of the loop through some very scenic parts of Arkansas.

That night, we took over the local drive-in, including its slightly creepy hot dog and french fry mascots.

2016 Fall Tour – Arklahoma Rally


Hey all,

2016 Fall Tour is almost here! Couple of last minute things.

I made a book with all of the maps, directions, and information. You can download that here. I’ll have bound copies for everyone.

Also, we’ll have magnetic decals for everyone’s cars. Those ended up being $30 for a set. A bit more than vinyl, but I didn’t want to get yelled at if they took paint off anyone’s door.

As of this moment, the weather for that weekend looks fantastic.

We’ve got some folks from the British Motoring Club of Arkansas joining us on this trip, and a couple of Triumph enthusiasts from Tulsa that Hathaway met at the VTR meet in Texas. Looking forward to meeting some new folks.

Schedule for the weekend is below.

DAY 1 – Friday, November 4, 2016
Approximate Drive Time: 4:45
Departure Meeting Place: Kamp’s 1910 Parking Lot
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
OKC to Krebs via Hwy 270 Drive Time: 3:00
Lunch at Pete’s Place in Krebs, OK, 120 SW 8th, Krebs, OK 74554 Approximately Noon
Krebs to Mena, AR via Hwy 271/Hwy 1 Drive Time: 2:00 (Arrive Approx. 4:00 PM)
Check-In, Rest, Free Time
Dinner at Chopping Block Steak House, 1156 Hwy 71 South, Mena, Arkansas 71953, (479) 394-6410, http://www.choppingblocksteakhouse.com 7:00 PM
DAY 2 – Saturday, November 5, 2016
Approximate Drive Time: 4:45
Departure Meeting Place: Country Express Gas Station1146 US-71, Mena, AR 71953(Next to Chopping Block Steakhouse)
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Lunch at Southern Belle (Space Permitting), 821 US-59, Heavener, OK 74937 Noonish
Return from Drive: Approximately 4:00 PM
Dinner at Myers Cruizzers Drive-In409 US-71, Mena, AR 71953 7:00 PM
DAY 3 – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Approximate Drive Time: 4:45
Departure Meeting Place: Country Express Gas Station 1146 US-71, Mena, AR 71953(Next to Chopping Block Steakhouse)
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Lunch: TBD
Return to OKC: Approximately 4:00 PM