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Welcome to TexasRxs.org !!
Welcome to TexasRxs.org !!
*This is the official home of the TexasRxs Car Club of Austin. We are the only group in town dedicated to vehicles powered by that automotive marvel, the Mazda Rotary Engine.

*During the holiday period of November & December 2016 through January 2017, there will be no formal monthly meetings. Instead, we will gather informally at the recurring weekly/monthly & major scheduled events. Contact me if interested in going.

*TexasRxs is now associated with *CenTex Cruises, *Sweet Rides Of Central Texas* & *G21 Group* to participate in road trips, car shows & other activities. All members, guests & visitors are welcome to visit, go all or part way, or just send us off. See "Upcoming Club Events".

*Pending formation of a MAZDA EVENT GROUP: Will include Miata, RX, Mazda 3/6 club members & guests, TBA.*

MEMBERSHIP:
Our low dues help support club administration & event activities. Presenting a TexasRxs MEMBERSHIP CARD gets very sizable discounts at participating sponsors & everybody wins. See *HOW TO JOIN* & *MEMBERSHIP FORM* @the left column. Paid members get $5. off a club logo for your shirt, cap or windshield.

SPONSORS & VENDERS:
*MAZDA-Roger Beasley Dealerships-new sales, warranty service, **PARTS-DANNY BENZER ONLY**.
Central (www.RogerBeasley.com).
South (www.MazdaSouth.com).
Georgetown (www.MazdaGeorgetown.com).
*AUTO-SPEC Certified Rotary Tech, repair, maintenance. performance. (www.Automotive-Specialist.com).
*DISCOUNT TIRE-Unbeatable prices/service on tires & wheels. (www.DiscountTire.com).
*DENTWORKS-Highest quality paintless dent repair.(www.Dentworks.com).
*TXR CUSTOM CAR AUDIO & ACCESSORIES-Long time small shop, 5 star work.(www.TXRCustomCarAudio.com).
*MUFFIN MUFFLER-Long time 5 star small shop, repair, replace, custom exhaust. (www.MuffinMuffler.com).
*EAGLE TRANSMISSION-Expert work, fair prices. (www.PflugervilleTransmission.com).
*AUTO GLASS SOLUTIONS-5 star small shop, best prices, window, windshield chip repair/replacement. (www.AutoGlassSolutionsInc.com).

Our website is a work in progress, updating event information, sponsor logos, Tech Tips & other Links. Thanks & keep on truckin' Randall !!
LD.
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Sat.Dec.10-Sun.11, 2016-Impromptu Twisted Sisters Tour
Posted by TopDown on 2017/1/19 15:20:00 (12 reads)

*It was an end-of-the-year do or die drive with some Tejas Miata Club members on an overnight tour of all the best roads in the hill country. Kerrville was the home away from home with dinner at Mamacita's, visits to gun shops, classic car showrooms & various local color spots.
*A night drive to The (newly built retro-deco old 3 story) Hanger Hotel bar at the old San Marcos Airport was good for bloody Mary's since I wasn't driving.
*Foggy & cold roads to Leakey were all freshly paved with loose gravel requiring a slower pace. Sadly, Vinny's Italian Restaurant was closed for their retirement. But, lunch at The Friends Grill got me the biggest, best genuine medium rare burger ever.
*After Sun.am Cheddar's breakfast, weather was typically Texas Christmas seasonal, ....cold, wet & rainy all the way. Everything went well until the intersection light at Fitzhugh Rd. & 12. The short story: My trans. locked, Desi Rodriguez & James Phelps graciously stayed until a tow to Eagle Transmission in Pflugerville arrived. Don't ask what the haul cost, but they fixed my baby, smooth like new. Merry #$@!&*+=/?x^%$$$$ Christmas to me.
*Still, a nice drive & good company. LD.

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PENDING: Mazda Group Events 2017
Posted by TopDown on 2016/12/29 6:40:00 (53 reads)

*Possible formation of an overall MAZDA EVENT GROUP (name TBA) is being considered for 2017. It may/may not be a non-profit corporation. It will include existing clubs: Miata, RX, Mazda 3 & 6. Each participating club will keep its own identity, membership, finances & brand-specific events separate while helping in events.
*Tejas Miata Club will most likely sponsor it, organize, oversee & plan events. Participating Mazda clubs might have a member to give input on coming group events.
*Mazda Group Events will be open to all participating club members & their guests who are to behave responsibly.
*Benefits: More participation, a better social mix of new cars/people & more numbers to influence major event venues, sponsor & dealership benefits.
*TexasRxs will support this formation, events & participation. Let me know what you think. (LarryDavidson66@Gmail.com)

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THE BEST OF 2016: Sat.Oct.29*ALPHA-ROMEO CLUB FALL TOUR*
Posted by TopDown on 2016/10/30 11:40:00 (209 reads)

*Formally known as "The Lucas Marelli Fall Tour*, members & guests of the Alpha-Romeo Club hosted a 1st class gathering, hill country drive & a catered winery lunch. Hosts & organizers Dean & Elizabeth graciously opened their Hudson Bend home to 20 +cars & many participants from as far away as.....Spain !! A very nice breakfast buffet was generously provided by Peter van Kooij, who also is an organizer of The Rolling Sculpture Car Show in November.
*Alpha-Romeo, Porsche, Corvette,Triumph, Fiat, Ferrari, BMW, RXs (2 !!) + other rare & exotic cars went on the drive. My personal favorite was the retro 1950's James Dean Porsche speedster in mirror finish metallic maroon. Excellent maps, the scenic drive & tour lead were also by Dean & Elizabeth.
*The route began @10am from Hudson Bend, through Lakeway, Bee Creek Rd., Briar Cliff, Paleface Ranch Rd., 2147, 281, 71, Llano, 16, Willow City Loop, Cypress Mill, Hamilton Pool Rd., & arriving 1:30pm @West Cave Cellars winery. 170 miles +- with one stop & great weather on all the best roads in 3-1/2 hours.
*Lunch was specially catered for this group & included a pit-roasted pig with the trimmings & an open wine bar. Everything was very good & totally pleasant under the giant oak trees. A few rogue drivers opted for Fuddruckers on 71 for burgers & giant screens for the Texas vs. #8 Baylor game. A very long & stressful 1 point Longhorn win in the last 2 seconds contributed to some high bar bills.
*It was one of the best drives ever,...going again next fall. Thanks to Dean, Elizabeth, & all the members/guests of the Alpha-Romeo Club. And,....to Charlie Strong for pulling a real upset. It was a great fall Saturday !!
LD.

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Sun.Oct.16/2016 *ROUND ROCK CAR SHOW* Lunch-Drive.
Posted by TopDown on 2016/10/16 8:50:00 (175 reads)

Monthly & weekly recurring event participation that goes well is worth commentary:
*Cool morning, warm afternoon, shade trees & plenty of parking made for a much more relaxed event. About 75 ++ diverse cars leisurely gathered from 9:30-11am. Best showing was a red '32 Ford roadster (complete w/fenders, running boards, bumpers, convertible top & Chevy V8) and a restored all silver '57 Corvette Special Edition..
*New club members Scott & Dawn* with their clean newly acquired RX-8 & my '89 cnvert represented the Mazda Rotory. Some invited piston-powered friends were invited to join us for lunch & a drive. The nubies*(were) volunteered to lead & navigate from a prepared map.
*11:30am: We drove Sam Bass Rd. to Leander, Nameless Rd. & Smoky Jo's BBQ for lunch (never been, good brisket !!). Continuing onto 1431, Lime Creek Rd., 2222, 360 & home. Pleasant group, winding roads, good pace, just right for a Sunday. Thanks Scott, Dawn & company.

SEE UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS column>>>>:
**SAT.OCT.29 *ALPHA-ROMEO CLUB FALL TOUR* RSVP (I'm in !!).
**SAT.OCT.29*G21 Main Street Car Show*Taylor.(www.MotorAustin.com).
**SUN.OCT.30*HORSEPOWER ON THE HILL TOP* St.Edwards University parking lot-3001 S.Congress Ave 78704 (I'm going).

LD.

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Sun.OCT.9/2016 RX'S @*OASIS CARS & COFFEE*
Posted by TopDown on 2016/10/11 5:10:00 (157 reads)

*Cool, clear weather brought out the cars & crowds more than usual. By 8:30am it was crowded, but there's always corner spots in the far right side lot.
*This month there was no drive after, but better as more than the usual few RXs showed: My '89 vert, a very clean '88 vert, a '95 coupe & two RX8's. We lined up in our little Mazda Rotary corner of the world, drawing interest & approval to almost 1pm.
*Nov. should get us more good weather for show, lunch & a short drive. NEXT SHOW IS ROUND ROCK-Sun.Oct.16; see Upcoming Events for events.
LD.

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