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twomahs
12-11-2012, 04:54 PM
hello everyone. live in Portland Oregon, but thinking about moving out to Oklahoma City. just wondering what's out there in that big town? what's the drift / car scene like? and list off anything else thats big around town? i'd like to get a feel for what i'm in for when i make it down there. Thanks! :hsdance:

twomahs
12-13-2012, 05:10 AM
nobody in Oklahoma City can shed some light on whats good in your town?

scottie
12-13-2012, 07:09 AM
nobody in Oklahoma City can shed some light on whats good in your town?

There is a little bit of everything. We have a drift scene, highway racing, Midwest Street Cars, Cars & Coffee, car shows, etc...

Also, being a 2 hour drive from Texas opens the door to large events like XDC, Hot Import Nights, Reactor, etc...

The car culture is strong down south. Keep in mind Oklahoma has ZERO emission laws and hardly any enforcement of modifications. We get away with a lot of non DOT approved items. I know guys who drive their registered race cars on the street all the time.

Register on the local Nissan board [Nismokc.com] and get to know people. I will warn you new guys get heckled a little for asking silly questions. I hope your move goes well and welcome :).

scottie
12-13-2012, 07:11 AM
Almost forgot. Texas Mile and the national Supra meets (TX2K--) in houston are a blast as well.

twomahs
12-14-2012, 12:30 AM
There is a little bit of everything. We have a drift scene, highway racing, Midwest Street Cars, Cars & Coffee, car shows, etc...

Also, being a 2 hour drive from Texas opens the door to large events like XDC, Hot Import Nights, Reactor, etc...

The car culture is strong down south. Keep in mind Oklahoma has ZERO emission laws and hardly any enforcement of modifications. We get away with a lot of non DOT approved items. I know guys who drive their registered race cars on the street all the time.

Register on the local Nissan board [Nismokc.com] and get to know people. I will warn you new guys get heckled a little for asking silly questions. I hope your move goes well and welcome :).

thanks so much! wow no emissions huh. well damn makes me excited to swap whatever i want and get away with it! :) exciting!

twomahs
12-14-2012, 12:32 AM
Almost forgot. Texas Mile and the national Supra meets (TX2K--) in houston are a blast as well.

SWEET... yea my mom commutes from Irving to OKC every other week. so i was thinking about how easy it was to get back and forth. and definitely texas has a super big scene for drifting etc. so its exciting. its comparable to Portland and Seattle for me. the distance apart from the two is pretty much the same. now i am actually looking forward to moving.

ComicArtist
12-17-2012, 09:35 PM
There's a pretty decent drift scene, and we're only a few hours away from Dallas where there's an excellent drift scene. Got a few grip/drag tracks, a pretty good car scene for a city this size.

+1 on the emissions thing, you can build pretty much anything you want and get away with it.

I've lived here all my life and I actually want to move to Portland haha. Been toying with the idea for the last few months.

twomahs
03-11-2013, 11:25 PM
There's a pretty decent drift scene, and we're only a few hours away from Dallas where there's an excellent drift scene. Got a few grip/drag tracks, a pretty good car scene for a city this size.

+1 on the emissions thing, you can build pretty much anything you want and get away with it.

I've lived here all my life and I actually want to move to Portland haha. Been toying with the idea for the last few months.

it's a scary thought moving. what you've lived and known for your entire life, you move somewhere else where you know of nothing.

DRFTSAINT
03-21-2013, 12:46 PM
Hate to be the one to say it, but we also have your old beloved "Supersonics"... Jk, but on a serious note, non car related things out here are pretty great... We have some of the rising best ranked concert venues in the nation, Chesapeake Arena and (Tulsa hour drive east) BoK Center. Both Tulsa and OKC have division II hockey teams, as well as AA baseball teams that are good. Tulsa has a professional indoor soccer team that is playing its first season in November... Both Oklahoma State U and Oklahoma U are within 20mins from the city if you enjoy college sports... Oklahoma has some great music festivals, Stillwater home of OSU has Calf Fry (red dirt country) and College Days/Peel (mixture of genres).
If you enjoy circuit style racing, about 40mins east of the city is Hallet Raceway

Beware if you have a stiff suspension setup, we here in Oklahoma are prone to having some rough roadways and construction is constant everywhere...

Best of luck on the move

Alan_405
04-23-2013, 09:59 AM
We got some Fly ass Females too hahahahah.....
Im originally from CA and met my better half here in OKC lol....

twomahs
05-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Hate to be the one to say it, but we also have your old beloved "Supersonics"... Jk, but on a serious note, non car related things out here are pretty great... We have some of the rising best ranked concert venues in the nation, Chesapeake Arena and (Tulsa hour drive east) BoK Center. Both Tulsa and OKC have division II hockey teams, as well as AA baseball teams that are good. Tulsa has a professional indoor soccer team that is playing its first season in November... Both Oklahoma State U and Oklahoma U are within 20mins from the city if you enjoy college sports... Oklahoma has some great music festivals, Stillwater home of OSU has Calf Fry (red dirt country) and College Days/Peel (mixture of genres).
If you enjoy circuit style racing, about 40mins east of the city is Hallet Raceway

Beware if you have a stiff suspension setup, we here in Oklahoma are prone to having some rough roadways and construction is constant everywhere...

Best of luck on the move

haha thank you! yes i've noticed the rocky roads when i came down there to visit my mom over mothers day weekend. went down to what is called "brick-town" and it literally looked like nothing but brick buildings and empty roads, wish i had a tour guide or something to show me the good spots. i only saw one cool import during my stay there, was a R35 GTR silver, driving down i think 40W, i was mostly in the meridian ave area and Mcarthur. stayed at a hotel called Sleep Inn, not to far from the airport. went to the Zoo, and some casino's.

As i was driving through bricktown though, i liked how wide-ish the roads were, anyone ever drift through those streets? LOL

maybe a few more visits and i'll start getting used to the area more.

rgnhd
10-07-2013, 01:49 PM
You ever came down here? I'm just now getting into the scene here. Anyone have any tips and places for me to go?

twomahs
06-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Hey guys, so bringing back an old post. The move is officially happening in August. Ill be down in Norman actually a bit south of the city. Tried looking at previous posts to see if you guys had like weekly meets and/or events. Itd be cool to make some new friends once I get down there. Unfortunately I wont be bringing my coupe. :( hopefully the scene out there is decent and ill be able to get my hands on another one.

rgnhd
06-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Hey man! Glad to hear you're coming up here! Im located near the Moore area. We actually have a drift event in stoud next Saturday that basically all the 240 guys go too. If you'll be there then its definitely an event to attend. I'll be competing. So ill be more than happy to meet you and kinda show you the scene.


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rgnhd
07-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Also there's quite a bit of meets. We have cars and coffee the first Saturday of every month and we have our local nismo meet the second Saturday of every month.

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Brokebackdrifting
07-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Once you get here there are a few cool guys that cruise 39th street in okc on Saturday nights, it's mainly Hondas but there are a few really good cars out there. If you're ever out there, swing by the vw dealership and I'm usually there! Good luck with the move!

twomahs
07-07-2014, 07:50 PM
@rgnhd, thanks so much, im excited to come down and check everything out. So glad that there's meets and it isnt as dry as i thought it would be.
@brokebackdrifting, i appreciate all makes and models so long as people arent douche bags about it lol. But ill definitely try to visit if i can. Trying to get things situated by the time i get there.

Anyone know of anywhere that might be hiring? Ive been scoping craigsist and other job sources but if anyone knows of anything else thatd be sweet.

rgnhd
07-07-2014, 07:52 PM
What kind of job are you looking for?

twomahs
07-07-2014, 08:25 PM
What kind of job are you looking for?

anything really to get by for now, i have experience in foods/retail/car dealerships. worked at malls and what not when i was 16. taught dancing classes to kids from K-12th grade, then worked at several dealerships as lot attendant and inventory manager. worked at Panda Express for awhile. and currently i'm working in a factory making silicon wafers. currently im 22 and will eventually go to school for a business degree.

twomahs
07-07-2014, 08:26 PM
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m422/do_thomas0591/caac54d5-2ab6-4c57-8c58-a4c965cee13b.jpg

sad i have to let her go.. :((

Brokebackdrifting
07-07-2014, 09:41 PM
That's a really nice car man. But if you wanna make some decent money, purina dog food plant in Edmond is always hiring! Hours suck, it's hard work, but you can walk away easily with 50k a year. Or ups warehouse is always a good option! Work there for 5 years and have a good chance to become a driver.

If you are here by august 9th we are having the second round of our series. If you get a chance, look at the frictionmotorsports.com website and you'll find out everything about our local drift scene!

twomahs
07-07-2014, 10:07 PM
That's a really nice car man. But if you wanna make some decent money, purina dog food plant in Edmond is always hiring! Hours suck, it's hard work, but you can walk away easily with 50k a year. Or ups warehouse is always a good option! Work there for 5 years and have a good chance to become a driver.

If you are here by august 9th we are having the second round of our series. If you get a chance, look at the frictionmotorsports.com website and you'll find out everything about our local drift scene!

thank you for the leads, my arrival date is august 5th. moving to an apartment somewhere in Norman? LOL. but sweet 4 days after moving a drift event is happening. that'll be awesome. thanks for the heads up.

twomahs
07-13-2014, 09:01 PM
anyone live near E Brooks St, Norman, OK. the apartment i'll be moving into will be in that area. Maybe if anyone knows what the area around University of Oklahoma is like too that'd be nice to hear about? get a feel for the area i'll be living in.

liladair
07-27-2014, 11:56 PM
My sister lives not far from there in Norman. I live in the city but go to norman on a semi regular basis. I also moved from the NW. Grew up in Bremerton, WA. We do have a decent car scene here but a lot of little kids drawing unwanted attention as well.

juliocesarl_405
10-28-2014, 08:48 AM
I live in the city and have worked in Norman 4 years.
Its just a 15 min drive on the highway

rgnhd
10-28-2014, 09:36 AM
I live next to Moore. Really close to Norman. We need to get together for a meet sometime. My car is currently down. Doing a full build this winter for the next season.

TaylorGang!
01-20-2015, 04:12 PM
I am in Austin Tx (awesome city/state btw) but just this last weekend I drove to Thackerville, Ok to the winstar casino there... it's ginormous and good times but that's about all I can tell you about Oklahoma...
Oh and they have one of the largest gunshows I believe in the world there each year. Gl with the move!

cleveland180
04-22-2015, 02:00 PM
Hey Y'all , Kind of a dead thread, but I just had my car towed down from Ohio, and would definitely be down for a spring meet once I get her buttoned back up.

sil_fourty
05-15-2015, 10:28 AM
I don't know if you ever met up with anyone. I don't get on here much. If you check out Nismokc's website (add a dot com after it) you'll see were having a BBQ in June. also check out the Facebook page, more people use that actually.

I'm Ken, rsxse240 on most sites. I'd love to check out your ride some time.

yingiang
06-26-2015, 09:02 AM
OK has nothing except drama
should just skip the trailer park crap and come to texas