Start with a full tank and an empty bladder!
Periodically the club gets together to travel to a fun spot. Road trips can be a one-day event or a weekend or even a longer. All of the road trips have a theme such as the Tour de Fleur, the Fall Foliage Tour, the Bandit Run, or the Round Top Trip just to name a few.
The Tour de Fleur is an annual road trip to Fredericksburg, Texas over the Easter weekend. The Fall Foliage Trip is a trip through East Texas to enjoy the changing color of the forest which ends up with lunch somewhere. The Bandit Run is a fictitious run through the region chasing Pancho Villa in which we usually catch up with him at a restaurant…
Fun Fun Fun ’til her daddy takes the T-Bird away. T-Bird!? We don’t drive no stinkin’ T-Birds!
Upcoming Road Trips
Australia Day 1st Annual Sausage Sizzle
To pay tribute to the First Lady’s native Lands’ National Day. We will meet at Bucc-ee’s on 290 (WALLER) and enjoy a spirited drive to a secret location out in the back of Bourke, well beyond the black stump, for a fair dinkum Aussie Sausage sizzle. For them that’s not properly informed, an Aussie sausage or “snag” as we prefer to call them are cooked on a hot plate, along with lashings of grilled onions and served on a white bit of bread with Dead Horse, which is what yous lot call ketchup. “dead horse” rhymes with “sauce, for tomato sauce, which is what we call ketchup. Anyway to them important bits:-
Drivers meeting 08:45 am (Buc-ee’s Waller)
Departure 09:00 am
Pitstop around 10:00 am
Arrival at the Back of Bourke, beyond the black stump 11:30 for me world famous Snags and Dead Horse.
Remember, full tank, empty bladder.
This run will be a spirited run lead by none other than the fastest Shelia this side of the great divide. Be there, don’t make me come looking for ya!
Nothing goes as well with a Snag Sanger as a cold tinnie, so if your want feel free to bring a cold beer or two, but remember to drink responsibly.
Cost for the lunch is $5.00 including as many snags as you can shove down yer gullet and into yer black guts, and a can of fizzy lollywater. (soda).
Yer old mate.
Bandit Run X
Pancho is back and we are going out to get him again. Come join us on the chase for the legendary bandit, Pancho Villa. He is rumored to be camped somewhere along Navasota, TX. We are forming a posse of a few brave men and women to chase Pancho. We will be starting from the Westside this time. It is guaranteed to be a run full of twists and turns and full-throttle blasts. After Pancho has been thoroughly banished from Texas, it will be time to water our horses at the Ransom’s Steak House & Saloon, Montgomery, TX. Bring your fast car and pray for shine. No rain allowed for this event. On this run, we will cover about 150 miles and it will last about 5 hours including lunch. Pencil in the date now. Please RSVP for this event. We are expecting a large turnout and we need to let the restaurant know how many to expect. This event will be open to all Corvette owners. Bring a handheld walkie talkie or a CB if you have one. It is always fun so come on out in the middle of winter and enjoy yourselves with a fine group of fellow Corvette enthusiasts.
If you have any questions, contact:
Jeb Jonas @ 713-417-2686
Le Chicken Run
Please join us for another favorite SJCC event as we run a few back roads up into east Texas Big Thicket on what is poised to be another excellent adventure. Remember Road Trip Rules #1 Arrive with full gas tank and an empty bladder.
If you have a CB bring it, if you don’t have a CB bring your handheld Walkie Talkie, and add just a little more fun to your drive.
Driver’s Meeting: 9:00 am – Humblewood Shopping Center @southwest corner of FM 1960 and Hwy 59 (I-69). Center is located directly across from Deerbrook Mall and first light west of Hwy 59
We will be directly across from FedEx Office Center. HINT: Look for the brightly colored Corvettes.
Pickett House Restaurant
The world-famous Pickett House Restaurant serves boarding house style all you can eat fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, country vegetables, cobbler, biscuits and cornbread and all different condiments for your liking. Plus your choice sweet or un sweeten ice tea.
The Pickett House, still the best southern home-style eating place in Texas.
Upcoming Extended Road Trips