Nissan wants road warriors to go T to T
On Thursday, April 24, car owners, media, and Nissan enthusiasts will congregate at Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee and begin a caravan towards San Marcos, Texas where the annual NISMO Fiesta event is held. The trip will span two days, Thursday and Friday, and arrive just in time to begin festivities in San Marcos.
The T to T trip ("T is for Texas, T is for Tennessee," sang Johnny Cash), is being held in support of the largest grassroots Nissan owner's festival in the country. The NISMO Fiesta hosts more than five hundred cars, fifteen hundred owners and enthusiasts, and features drives, track days, a car show and more.
"Nissan globally is filled with car and truck enthusiasts, and road tripping to the NISMO Fiesta is a natural extension of our passion for cars and trucks," said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "The entire Nissan lineup is made up of ideal road-trip cars, SUVs and trucks; perfect for the nearly 900-mile drive to Texas. What better way to show them off than an informal drive!"
Several Nissan employees will be taking part in the road trip to San Marcos. The first leg, leaving Franklin, will stop in Bossier City, Louisiana for the night before driving on to San Marcos. It begins in Franklin at 7am CDT. The road trip is open to any Nissan owner who would like to join in the drive, or a portion thereof, though travel costs are not paid by Nissan. Those unable to join the drive can follow on social media via the hashtag #NISMOroadtrip (via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram).
Here is the trip agenda Nissan has released:
4/24 @ 7 a.m. - Meet at Nissan headquarters, 1 Nissan Way, Franklin, TN 37067
4/24 @ 7:30 a.m. - Group photo
4/24 @ 8 a.m. - Depart from Nissan HQ
4/24 @ 11 a.m. – Lunch in Memphis (TBD) - 220 mi – about 3 hrs.
4/24 @ 6:30 p.m. - Orr Nissan - Bossier City, LA - 546 mi – about 8:18 hrs.
4/24 @ 8 p.m. – Hotel - Hampton Inn Shreveport/Bossier City
4/25 @ 8 a.m. – Depart from hotel (TBD)
4/25 @ 11 a.m. – Lunch (TBD)
4/25 @ 4 p.m. - Nissan of San Marcos - 348 mi – about 5:38 hrs.
4/25 @ 6 p.m. – Hotel - Embassy Suites, San Marcos