Nov. 29th, 1951 -the Terrapins -temporary name for the Austin hotrodders first meeting was at Austin Zilker Parks club house hut to talk about race track problems. W. L Anderson the spokesman for the group had stated the organization of “The Terrapins” was almost complete except for locating a place for the hotrodders to drag race. They were looking for a flat stretch of smooth road of at least 1 mile long. Anderson had commented that they had not yet found a suitable location of enough room for the cars to stop at high speeds according to the local newspaper. The meet on that day would also be the last day for people to join as charter members. A list of topics to include in future meetings – drivers safety films, reliability runs to conduct safe and exact driving standards, a show of safety films provided by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety and campaigning for local support and finding a safe place to drag race.