GT-42: Ocean to Ocean Drive

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The Mid Atlantic Chapter is organizing a drive to Solvang, California to attend GT-42. We are calling our trip Ocean to Ocean as our plan is to start on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA and travel to the shores of the Pacific Ocean after reaching Solvang.

We are inviting all east coast NAMGAR members that are interested in making the drive to join us – as well as those living ‘mid-country’ that would like to join us en-route to Solvang. Travel will be an ‘at your own pace’ as was enjoyed during the Rallye to Reno in 2011, with hotels for each night predetermined. We will also have some planned attractions along the route while allowing for freedom to explore other sights that may capture your interest. We also welcome fellow MGA owners to travel with us for a portion of our day as we pass through your area.

Most of our journey will travel smaller roads in proximity to Interstate 40, with some stretches on I-40 as time and roads dictate.

At this time we are exploring options to have the cars shipped back to the east coast, but have not finalized any details at this time.

Our basic itinerary will be:

June 8th – an early morning group photo in Virginia Beach, VA then travel to Mount Airy, NC – also known as ‘Mayberry’ for Andy Griffith fans – for our evening stop.

June 9th – travel from Mount Airy to Maryville, TN – running the Tail of the Dragon on the way.

June 10th – travel from Maryville to Lynchburg, TN for a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery then overnighting in Fayetteville, TN.

June 11th – travel from Fayetteville – just rolling miles - to Searcy, Arkansas.

June 12th – travel from Searcy, AR to Shawnee, OK. We will start picking up bits of the old Route 66 in this area.

June 13th – travel from Shawnee to Amarillo, TX – visiting the Cadillac Ranch and dinner at the Big Texan.

June 14th – travel from Amarillo to Gallup, NM – passing the mid-point of Route 66 and crossing the Rio Grande.

June 15th – travel from Gallup to Flagstaff, AZ – with a driving tour of the Petrified Forest and of course we will be standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona on our way to Flagstaff.

June 16th – travel from Flagstaff to Seligman, AZ – incorporating a drive through portions of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, with plenty of scenic vistas to view the Canyon from.

June 17th – travel from Seligman to Barstow, CA – following an historic loop on Route 66 much of the way.

June 18th – travel from Barstow to Solvang – just rolling miles to reach the site of GT-42.

If you are interested in joining us please email Bill Marshall.

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Last updated on February 18, 2017.