2018 USA TRIPS (UPDATE)
Thank you for your interest in the USA Road trips coming up in 2018. We will continue to provide general information in the lead up to the 2018 year. In the coming weeks will be releasing details of our first trips where we will engage individuals and discuss trip itineraries in more detail.
For time convenience we have 2 potential entry/exit cities. Air NZ flies to both Los Angeles and Houston and our shipping company has premises in both for ease of exporting the vehicles from the USA. There would then be a short internal connecting flight to St Louis (1.5-3hr flights) and a 1 hour (70mls) freeway drive south to Farmington Missouri where our US based agent lives. The intention is to use his town and facilities as the location to commence each road trip. This is where the vehicles are stored and where you will see, touch, drive for the first time. A great location for a famil.
The attached map of the USA gives an introductory insight as to potential Road Trip Routes. These are only general guides at this point, as we intend for the tour to be structured but flexible to avoid strict and regimented activities and trip times. The most direct route back to LA is 1820mls, and to Houston 707mls. The shorter distance will give more opportunity to divert to other smaller towns or attractions on the way if you wish.
The days will be structured between cities/towns, with 2-3 days possibly spent in the larger cities with more attractions. The only concrete parts of the itinerary are where we spend each day, as accommodation in each city will be booked and paid for in advance. We will advise average daily times and distances to get to the next destination the night before, which means you can cover the ground as quickly or slowly as you want. Our staff will have a plan set out with a list of suggested attractions en route. If those match your interests, then by all means tag a long, but if you wish to make your way slowly with lots of stops then you are more than welcome. If you wish to follow the company personnel who will be setting a leisurely pace with a few stops at popular attractions then jump on board. Remember, you have the independence and freedom of your own ride.
The USA has large Hotel chains so we will be using 1 or 2 major brands (Hilton/Hampton/Sheraton/Drury across each state to keep some consistency for the accommodation side. They will provide top level rooms, parking and proximity to places of interest. There are also popular restaurant chains such as iHop, Denny’s or Cracker Barrel, Applebee’s , Outback Steakhouse and many more that do breakfast, lunch and dinner. You won’t go hungry and there will be plenty of comfort stops.
We must also be aware that USA accommodation providers have different check in/out times to New Zealand as check out can be between 10-11am and check in will be 3-4pm (not 2pm as New Zealand), so there is no rush to get to the accommodation.
Each night, 4Guys staff will organise a dinner early evening, where again everyone is welcome to join, or can do their own thing. The convoy will be briefed at dinner time, or throughout the day for those who venture outside of that meeting time.
Our goal is to be inclusive and to make sure any of the trips maximise the time & opportunities offered.
Costs for flights, accommodation & rental cars will be established prior to any commitment by individuals. Variables such as group numbers and the length of the vacation will determine final costs. Clearly anyone purchasing a vehicle will have negotiated and discussed payment/finance/trade options prior to departure.
We will post more specifics and indicative costs in our next correspondence.
4 Guys Autobarn
2018 USA Road Trips
for decades we’ve been bringing some of America’s finest vehicles to New Zealand, now we think it’s about time we took some Kiwis to America. In 2018, 4Guys Autobarn will be running American road trip tours where we take some fine American muscle through some of the USA’s most iconic roads stopping at some globally recognised hot spots.
Packages will be available where individuals, families and couples can enjoy some of The States’ action with guidance from some of our staff as we weave our way through America’s greatest landscapes. Flights and accommodation will be included alongside a flexible itinerary of destinations, attractions, malls, restaurants and whatever else takes your fancy.
One package we are very excited about is the Buy, Fly and Drive package. If you are shopping for your new piece of American Muscle we can source to order, purchase and house your new vehicle in the lead up to your USA road trip. Once we arrive you get acquainted with your new car before we start the Road Trip of a life time in your new car.
For those who are not in the market to buy, or just want to embrace the experience, w have Rental Packages are available too where you can jump into a late model Camaro, Mustang, Challenger or Charger and get in on the action. Trips will range from 10 days to 21 days with options to extend the trip or go on your own path.
1. St Louis/Oklahoma/Albuquerque/Las Vegas/Los Angeles
2. St Louis/Kansas City/Colorado Springs/Denver/Vail/Las Vegas/Los Angeles
3. St Louis/Kansas City/Sioux Falls/Rapid City/Salt lake City/Reno/ Sacramento/San Francisco/Los Angeles
4. St Louis/Nashville/Memphis/Dallas/El Paso/Tucson/Phoenix/San Diego/LA
5. St Louis/Nashville/Atlanta/Orlando/Miami/Tampa/New Orleans/Houston
6. St Louis/Indianapolis/Washington DC/New York/Niagara Falls/Cleveland/Detroit/St Louis
Our experience with dealing with American imports means we’ve imported thousands of vehicles for people’s specific orders. We provide a timeline and give the final price before we commit to the purchase so there are no traps or hidden costs. Our strong relationship with American trade, allows us to guarantee clear title and no accident damaged vehicles. Final price includes Left Hand Drive Permit, Compliance, All internal and external freight, NZ registration and a full tank of gas. We can also trade your current vehicle as part of the equation. Competitive finance packages are also available. We make sure you stay in the loop for the whole process, to make buying your new American vehicle a breeze.
Expressions of interest are most welcome, so If you’d like to receive updates and some more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org