^^ What he said - a bit of expense, but fun. Went on the long haul last year with my 01 and had a blast, but the heat at the venues was terrible along with the big crowds of locals. The organizers do their best to keep the route away from main interstates and cruising through small towns is a hoot with all the people lining the streets cheering you on - even get people spraying water on the streets to get drivers to do burnouts.
It's something that everyone should do at least once just for the experience - been there, done that, got several t-shirts (hats, stickers, banners, etc) and made a bunch of new friends.
2001 Red Lightning - 2.3 Whipple, Dynatech Lt's, Bassani Exhaust, Hotchkis TVS suspension
11.52@119mph (80 more rwhp since then)
2002 TB Lightning - new JDM aluminum engine, Cannon 3" exhaust, 2.3 whipple
10.36@130mph (on old engine)
QUOTE OF THE YEAR(decade) : Posted by Ride The "That being said, I probably would have given him fellatio on the side of the road by the soft glow of headlights from the passing traffic in order to not go to jail."