Hi there, my name is David Woolery, and I have an Ariel Atom on order. I've been thinking about taking a road trip in the Atom next year after it gets registered. Basically a 2-week long trip from SoCal to the east coast and back, with stops in Atlanta, Deals Gap, etc. I figure that it would be, at the very least, an adventure to do a road trip like this in such an innappropriate car for the task. That got me to thinking...would it be fun/practical to organize a sort of poor man's Player's Run/Gumball/Power Tour/Iron Butt/etc thing? Maybe I could spread the word and get a gaggle of interesting cars/people to take the road trip as a group...do some filming, take pics, write a bit about it. Maybe it'd be worth a magazine article or amatuer DVD release? I figure I'd start a website, spread the word via the auto forums, establish a schedule, route, sign-up list, that sort of thing. Maybe get a few dozen cars or so to participate? Target participants: Those with interesting cars (especially those "innappropriate" for road trip like sports cars, classics, rust buckets), party types, adventurers, etc.... "A road trip open to all misguided adventurers in cars inappropriate for the task...sports cars, exotics, classics, hot rods, motorcycles, and jalopies are welcome...RV's, campers, cars with camping trailers, SUV's, and the well prepared traveler need not apply." Maybe only 1 or 2 really nice hotel stops for dinner/parties on each coast, otherwise it's motels/camping under the stars. Emphasis on the trip itself, not the destinations. Lots of partying, a little road foolery here and there, interesting stops in interesting places, etc. Maybe a stop or two along the trip at a track for whatever, if possible. Not a race, but maybe have some road games along the way (poker run day, Ironbutt stages, etc.) No entry fee to participate--but participants have to pay their own expenses on the trip. So far, I've got a lot of interest on the Atom and Lotus forums about this, so was wondering what the interest would be from the Ferrari folks. I'm thinking about doing this event sometime in during April or May 2007. I'm leaning towards late April-early May, but I'll need to do some weather almanac research to find when the "perfect" spring weather will be likely for the chosen route. I figure the event would start and end at a Crystal Cove meet. Makes for a good send off/welcome back party...assuming that the run doesn't get too big to be comfortable for the CC Meet. Initial planned route for the trip (without any research put into it): (Eastbound): -Los Angeles/Orange County (Start at Crystal Cove Meet) -Las Vegas(?) -Dallas -Atlanta -Deals Gap, NC -Washington DC (Westbound): -Washington DC (start) -Indianapolis -Chicago -Yellowstone National Park (possible) -Reno/Yosemite(?) -Los Angeles/OC (End at Crystal Cove meet two weeks later) I'm open to any suggestions, too. The idea is not to overly organize this thing, either. I want to preserve the casual purity of the run. The only organization should be in the form of making reservations at the foofy places people choose to stay on the way, ensuring gas/food/lodging/campsite availability along the route, providing route maps w/ general times on the website for those who join along the way, Making the arrangments for the two parties (one in Washington, DC and the end of trip party in Newport Beach, CA) and activities planning (poker run stuff, etc). Easy things.