USA TIGER TOUR - Tiger 50 Finale Tour

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Post by pushrod » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:31 pm

Exactly one year from today the STOC California Tour will start.

We currently have ten crews taking part, although the deadline for paying your deposit has passed we are still able to take late entries for another couple of weeks. PM me if you're interested.

This may be your one and only chance to drive your own Tiger with other UK cars along the iconic California highways, Pacific Coast Highway, Monterey, San Francisco and cross the Golden Gate Bridge.


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Post by pushrod » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:44 pm

Cobra Experience visit confirmed.

The STOC California Tour will visit the Cobra Experience in Martinez on Tuesday 20th June. Probably the first time they would have had UK registered Tigers in their parking lot.

the visit will take place on route to the Wine Country having spent the previous two days in San Francisco and driving over the Golden Gate bridge earlier in the day.

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Tiger on display

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Snakes and Ford Mk4

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63 Ford Falcon Sprint
63 Ford Falcon Monte Carlo Rally replica
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Post by pushrod » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:08 pm

There are seven UK Tigers on the California Tour next June. Flights and hotels are now booked.
We will be joined on the Pacific Coast Highway by some US based Tigers for our journey up Highway 1 to Tigers United XXXVIII.

The route will include:

Los Angeles
Malibu
Ventura
Carmel/Monterey (Whale watching & Laguna Seca Racetrack)
San Francisco ( Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge)
Marin County (Visit to the Cobra Experience in Martinez)
Sonoma Wine Country (Wine Tour by coach)
Sacramento (Tigers United)

Crews are then free to choose their own routes back to LA.
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66 Mk1 Tiger 260 (African Violet)
63 Ford Falcon Sprint
63 Ford Falcon Monte Carlo Rally replica
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Post by pushrod » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:11 pm

Flights and hotels now booked, currently sorting out the shipping formalities.

We have managed to get some track laps at the Mazda Laguna Seca race track when we are in Monterey.

I doubt if we will be going fast enough to run out of brakes entering the legendary "corkscrew" bends, like the driver of Buck Trippell's Tiger in the following video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYEvJN2zvVM

More info on the corkscrew.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pej4R0DsKKs
65 Mk1 Tiger 260
66 Mk1 Tiger 260 (African Violet)
63 Ford Falcon Sprint
63 Ford Falcon Monte Carlo Rally replica
02 Honda Valkyrie

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Post by pushrod » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:31 pm

We're off - well at least the cars are. All of the six UK Tigers taking part in the STOC California Tour have now been dropped off at the port for shipment over to California. The owners will follow in just over six weeks.

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At the motorway services just before heading to the port

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Lined up on the dock in company with some new Land Rover Discovery's

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We'll look after the "yellow peril" on our way to California - like something from the next "Cars" film.
65 Mk1 Tiger 260
66 Mk1 Tiger 260 (African Violet)
63 Ford Falcon Sprint
63 Ford Falcon Monte Carlo Rally replica
02 Honda Valkyrie

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