Where do *you* want to see the Atom Across America?

I’m starting to put together the route and schedule for the trip. The trip will run from August 1st to the beginning of September, starting at Brammo in Ashland, OR and ending in New York, NY. There will be definitely be stops (of more than a day) in northern and southern California, Colorado, Illinois, and New York. Other likely stops will be in Arizona and New Mexico. I’ll also be passing through lots of other places and can pause for an hour or three.

Post a comment here if you want to suggest a place for me to pause or stop near you.

Please note – even after I post the schedule and route, it will be subject to change due to weather, issues with the vehicle, or other reasons. I’ll keep the schedule updated to the best of my ability while I’m on the road, and I will also post a dedicated phone number to check the for the latest info updates.


13 Responses to “Where do *you* want to see the Atom Across America?

  • 1
    Jacob Potts
    July 5th, 2006 18:14

    Hi! This is my first post.

    This is the same as Mr. Woolery’s The Donut Run, right? Mr. Woolery posts on the Atom Club Forum.

    I thought he had listed the itinerary on the Atom Forum:
    http://forum.atomclub.com/index.php?topic=1380.msg21261#msg21261

    I volunteered my help for the Dallas, TX, stop, but it seems like they had already contacted a racing site there, so I not needed.

    Jacob

  • 2
    Terry Kennedy
    July 5th, 2006 18:18

    Hello!

    An Atom Across America is a solo trip happening this summer. I believe Mr. Woolery’s Donut Run is happening next spring/summer.

  • 3
    Jacob Potts
    July 6th, 2006 22:05

    Dear Mr. Kennedy:

    I would like to “see” you drive your Atom on Car & Driver’s 10 Best Roads. I don’t need to see your Atom: I want you to see the most enjoyment you can have while you make your USA crossing.

    Do you want to see your Atom on a north Texas race course? Do you want me to make inquiries?

    Jacob 🙂

  • 4
    Terry Kennedy
    July 7th, 2006 16:02

    I expect I’ll be taking a more northerly route, turning northward from New Mexico and heading back up to Colorado. I have a number of the “best roads” books and will be consulting them before I finalize the route.

  • 5
    mortyR
    July 7th, 2006 16:54

    A trip I expect to take one day is to retrace “the mother road” – old Route 66. (Santa Monica – Flagstaff – Albuquerque – Amarillo – St Louis – Chicago) It sounds like you will be near some stretches. There are a number of online resources (eg. http://www.historic66.com) to help find it, and evaluate the entertainment value of various portions.

  • 6
    mortyR
    July 7th, 2006 17:05

    I have been contemplating an Atom myself and thought that taking delivery at Brammo, driving shakedown around Oregon within shouting distance of the factory, and then driving home would be ideal; but I have resigned myself to transport delivery due to registration red tape. May I ask what sort of vehicle tags will you be using? I realize that specialty car registration can be tricky, and if you don’t want to discuss it on a public forum that’s cool. Just delete this note – no offense taken.

  • 7
    KrisL
    July 7th, 2006 19:34

    Terry,

    I’d be happy to map out a route for you through Northern California. I live in San Jose (just south of SF) and there are some wonderful roads around here. Also, I’ve got a spare bedroom with its own bath if you need crash space for a night!

    -KrisL (from bimmerfest)

  • 8
    ayn
    July 7th, 2006 19:36

    Let Jason (aka BMW Tech on ‘mudgeon) and I know when you stop by the bay area, I definitely would want to see it in person!!!

  • 9
    Terry Kennedy
    July 7th, 2006 21:17

    Regarding registration red tape, Oregon is a pretty friendly state. They have a “trip permit” which is good for 21 days, which is intended for people purchasing vehicles who will then be registering them out-of-state. You can get 2 back-to-back permits (42 days total) for $40. All you need is a valid driver’s license (any state), proof of insurance for the vehicle, and proof of the VIN (bill of sale, tracing, etc.).

  • 10
    1965Cobra427
    July 14th, 2006 09:17

    If you are driving accross Oklahoma and Missouri, let me know your schedule. We can exchange contact info and I’ll bring my Atom up for a few hours of “drive along”. If you have tie, I can introduce you to a couple of “America’s Best Driving Roads”

    If you’re coming up from Texas on I-35, you will be withing a couple of miles of one and within 40-55 minutes of another.

  • 11
    1965Cobra427
    July 27th, 2006 11:22

    Here is a link to the available track days at our local Tulsa, Oklahoma area road track. If your route takes you here on a days marked HST, I’ll pick up your track fees. I think we can have a couple of local Arkansas/Oklahoma Atoms there as well. Cheers!

  • 12
    1965Cobra427
    July 27th, 2006 11:23

    Oops! forgot the link: http://www.hallettracing.net Click on Schedule

  • 13
    Mikey
    July 30th, 2006 23:07

    I’d like to see you on the Pulaski Skyway.

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