I think the thing about the dragon meet that the first timers this year will see that it's grown beyond "just" a car meet, 8ccdIII & 8ccdIV had a great atmosphere to them where members bond on grounds other than what car they're driving.
Last year we had not-a-one 9thcivic and still had one of the best meets ever, in most cases, no one is going to care what you're driving or if you have a car in the first place. It's not a typical "car meet" where a bunch of hooded bros stand around in a parking lot and oogle each other's cars/trucks and brag about whos car can pull on who & dyno numbers, we're all beyond that phase, lol.
oh ok, gotcha.....I am going to look over some maps and plot my route and see if it is doable with in a good time frame. Will need new tires, brakes oil twice I am sure and lots of cash or paid off credit card.
Would it be a scenic trip with stops along the way to see things, or purely the shortest route from point a to point b? Not sure what you've seen or driven through...or like to see? Driving suggestions could be offered. I've driven similar paths