(TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 7, 2013) For a race fan contemplating a NASCAR holiday adventure, the stress and frustrations involved in pursuing tickets, arranging accommodations – plus the worries and expense of cross-border travel – can often lead to a quick and premature rejection of the notion. It is for occasions such as these that Doug Andrews has become a saviour of many a race fan’s dreams.
For seven years, Andrews and his Have Bus Racing Tours staff have hosted motorsports excursions, blanketing the American eastern seaboard and well beyond as they offer their guests the ultimate in Racing Transportainment®.
And less than a week before setting off on the season opening adventure to Daytona International Speedway and the ‘Great American Race,’ Andrews will be on hand at the 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News to introduce race fans to his MotorSports SuperCoach and his racing tours.
“The Canadian Motorsports Expo is where the race fans are; these are the people we need to connect with,” said Andrews. “This is when we can show them just how easy it can be to get to the races, if they’ll let us take them.”
For 2013, Have Bus Racing Tours will host 30 racing adventures, including trips to eight (of 10) NASCAR Chase for the Cup events, and an early-season, 12-day ‘Fly Racing Tour’ to Phoenix and Las Vegas Motor Speedways.
Not limiting their schedule to strictly NASCAR races, HBRT also includes a ‘Rock’n’Roll’n’Country’ excursion to Memphis and Nashville, a trek to North Carolina’s ‘4-Wide’ zMax Dragway, plus a one-day trip to check out the World of Outlaws Sprint cars at Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway on their calendar.
“We’re all about racing,” continues Andrews. “And what we offer to our guests has been described as ‘NBR’ – No Brains Required. All you have to do is be able to get on the bus. We provide the accommodations, the tickets and the transportation, we take care of you from start to finish.”
One other aspect that makes a Have Bus Racing Tour so exceptional is the provided mode of transportation.
Andrews’ pair of MotorSports SuperCoaches may have originally been created as highway buses, but extensive modifications have transformed them into comfortable, bordering on luxurious, motor coaches. Multiple televisions sets, connected to a built-in DVD player and Doug’s impressive collection of racing movies and documentaries help while away the daylight miles, while the full-sized couches and dinette-style seats quickly convert into bunks for comfortable, overnight travel.
As dedicated, experienced race fans, Doug Andrews and his Have Bus Racing Tours staff know what their guests require, and always manage to go well beyond those limits in caring for the fans. Complimentary water, earplugs and a tailgate barbeque are part of a HBRT adventure, and such amenities as folding lawn chairs and racing radios and headsets are available upon request.
“Our racing season really does start at the Canadian Motorsports Expo,” concludes Andrews. “We hope everyone will stop by for a chat, take time to let the little ones check out ‘Doug’s Toy Box’, and see what we have to offer. ‘Taking Care of You From Start to Finish’ is more than just our motto, it’s what we do, and we’d like the opportunity to prove it.”
To obtain a 2013 Have Bus Racing Tours calendar, or to ask questions regarding any of their upcoming tours or payment plans, they can be contacted by telephone (888) HAVE-BUS (428-3287) or by checking out their website, www.havebus.com.
About Have Bus Racing Tours: With over three decades of experience behind the wheel of a highway coach, seven years ago Doug Andrews, in part to satisfy his personal passion for motorsports, focused his attention on creating all-inclusive racing tours. In the ensuing years, his Have Bus Racing Tour MotorSports SuperCoaches have become a common sight throughout the NASCAR paddock, as the Pefferlaw, ON-based company, with its trained and experienced staff, escort guests to such varied destinations as Daytona, Talladega and Charlotte Motor Speedways and virtually every racing venue in between. The SuperCoach’s unique configuration, which allows the seating arrangements to be transformed into individual sleeping bunks, has drawn enthusiastic reviews from such racing notables as Rusty Wallace and Kenny Schrader.
ABOUT THE CME:takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Pearson International Airport. The show features motorsports content geared to racers and fans. This year’s celebrity guests include NASCAR stars Kyle Busch, two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip and Canadian racing legend Ron Fellows. The show will also feature an appearance by JP, Mike and Robb, the stars of TV’s Trailer Park Boys. For information about the show, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com. The CME’s website is located at www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com.