What about San Antonio?
I'm sure something could easily be figured out here.
There's already a cruise in at a local bar/burger joint called Biff Buzby's every friday night. I've been once and it's pretty cool. They've got everything from some old 20's T-buckets on up to newer 350Z's and EVO's.
I can also talk to my boss. I work at a custom hot rod shop (www.choppedndiced.com
) and we already have a monthly open house/car show on the third thursday of every month. A co-worker's friend usually brings out his "Coupe DeGrille", a 70ish Caddy with the trunk converted to a grill, and cooks up some food. My boss has been hinting lately that he'd like to consider getting into imports as well, since there's a market for that growing strongly. Chopped and Diced is in Seguin TX, about 30 minutes east of downtown San Antonio, so it wouldn't be too much of a drive. The only drawback would be the fact that it's on a weeknight- The same reason I can't drive up to DFW for their monthly meet.
We could also meet up at San Antonio Raceway. It's only a couple miles from my house so we would probably be able to find a way to incorporate some food or something into the mix. SAR is open to test and tune every wednesday and fridays and saturdays as well, when they don't have "big" events planned during the weekend.
I'm sure we could come up with something down here if there's intrest. My wife and I were both part of organizing a national Starion/Conquest meet with nearly 10k in prizes. media coverage, and cars that came from 1700 miles away. A simple monthly meet would be a piece of cake.
Oh, and if there is going to be a bi-anuall meet in DFW for all the sub groups to go to, I second that it be at a more mainstream time like saturday. I would deffinately be down to come to DFW for meets, but by the time I got up there friday after work it would be too late, and late sunday doesn't work as I'd have to leave there by 6pm to get home in time to get some sleep for work on monday.