Whitewright Tour Maps Now Available

UPDATE Sat, June 20th: Half day tour to Whitewright, TX (sort-of) with brunch thrown in.  We’ll start in McKinney at the RaceTrac at 1004 E University Dr 9 a.m.  If we need to split the group into two run groups, we will use two different destinations.  Primary brunch destination is Cattleman’s Cafe in Blue Ridge (Gerald scoped it out and said if we get close to 20 people, they will not be able to fit us all).  The secondary destination is The Breakfast Stop in Boham.  Both maps may be used tomorrow, so please bring both along with you.  Raymond Mimick will be leading this tour so please let him know if you are coming along.

Maps: McKinney to Blue Ridge

Maps: McKinney to Bonham

Both routes cover a similar section of road and both will run through Whitewright for a short stop to take pictures if desired.

Whitewright Tour this Saturday and More

We have a tour to Whitewright, TX scheduled for this Saturday.  If you would like to participate (and possibly claim Father’s Day as an excuse), please let Raymond Mimick (rmimick@iname.com) know you will join us (to make sure we have everyone before we start).

Below is our latest news on the touring-front:

Generally, we have about 16 cars attending our tours as of June 2015.  We welcome all to join us.  With this many cars, we highly recommend purchasing a 40-channel CB radio (this is different than an FRS radio) to hear about road conditions and participate in group discussions (if this is your first time, this is not required to get a taste of the road).  Locally, a number of us have used Bonnie & Clyde’s off Harry Hines in Dallas.  The Midland radios have worked well and if you want to only receive announcements, the handheld version will work.

Please review the Touring Etiquette so we are all on the same page.

Sat, June 20th: Half day tour to Whitewright, TX (sort-of) with brunch thrown in.  We’ll start in McKinney at the RaceTrac at 1004 E University Dr 9 a.m. head up toward Sherman and stop near Whitewright (CJ’s Grand Street Cafe is closed for renovations; working on alternate in Bonham).  Maps are being prepared once we know our breakfast/brunch destination. Raymond Mimick will be leading this tour so please let him know if you are coming along.

July 25th: Talimena Scenic Drive from Hugo, TX to Queen Wilhelmina State Park and back again.  Book at hotel room for Friday night, 7/24 at HiWay Inn Express of Hugo (2111 E Jackson St Hugo, OK 74743  580-326-5100) and we’ll head out 8 a.m. and head to the Talimena Scenic Drive.  Please let Raymond know if you can attend.

New: August 1st: (Not a tour) We will have a social event at Jack & Billie’s House in Arlington, TX in the late afternoon/early evening.  More details to come.

New: August 29th: Gimmick Rally.  First annual Gimmick Rally will occur but we need at minimum of 10 cars (with a driver and navigator).  This Rally is a scavenger hunt and is self-paced, non-timed and street-legal.  Brian George is leading the rally and pre-registration (which is letting Brian George know you want to participate) is required.

New: September 12th: Half-day tour with Lone Star Park destination around lunch time to meet up with the Auto Cross Group.  More details to come.

Touring home page: http://lscbmwcca.org/upcoming-events/driving-tours/

Tioga, TX Tour Saturday June 6, 2015

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Tioga, TX Tour

Starting At Cars and Coffee Saturday June 6, 2015

Join us this coming Saturday, June 6th for a brief tour after Cars and Coffee to Tioga, Texas where we will have lunch at Clark’s Outpost BBQ (http://www.tmbbq.com/clarks-outpost-2014/). We will meet at 9:45 am at the SMU campus in Plano near Classic BMW. The address is 5216 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas. Look for Brian George and his Jet Black BMW Z4. The tour will cover approximately 119 miles of fantastic North Texas roads with panoramic countrysides and some tight twisties. We will take a quick break during the drive most likely around Lake Kiowa. Our final destination is Clark’s Outpost BBQ in Tioga where they not only have great BBQ, but are also known for their delicious homemade pies.

Maps for the drive are available on the web site at https://lscbmwcca.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/cars-and-coffee-june-2015.pdf.

From:  5216 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas

When:  9:45 am

To:  Clark’s Outpost BBQ in Tioga, Texas

Please RSVP to Brian George (bgeorge0049@gmail.com – 469-400-0049).

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Tour Update 4/27/2015

 Sat, May 23th (Memorial Day weekend): Tour to Let’s Eat Cafe in Bluffdale (Full day drive with dinner).  Great times are had on this trip.  Marc is leading this day trip and please let Marc know if you can join us on this adventure.  We may have a limit to the number of seats Let’s Eat can support and we’ll keep you informed but we recommend to RSVP as soon as you can.  Once we fill up (some where close to 15 people), we will keep the list going in the event of cancellations.

June 6th: Brian George will be leading a group after Car’s and Coffee (9:45 a.m. starting from 5216 Democracy Drive, Plano, TX – part of the SMU campus) to Tioga, TX and a visit to Clark’s BBQ.  We have the Cars and Coffee June 2015 maps ready to review.  Please let Brian know you will join the tour so he can watch for you.

Sat, June 20th: Half day tour to Whitewright, TX with brunch thrown in.  We’ll start in McKinney at the RaceTrac at 1004 E University Dr 9 a.m. head up toward Sherman and stop in Whitewright (CJ’s Grand Street Cafe or other restaurant).  Here is our past tour map. Please let Marc Leediker know if you can attend.

New: July 25th: Talimena Scenic Drive from Hugo, TX to Queen Wilhelmina State Park and back again.  Book at hotel room for Friday night, 7/24 at HiWay Inn Express of Hugo (2111 E Jackson St Hugo, OK 74743  580-326-5100) and we’ll head out 8 a.m. and head to the Talimena Scenic Drive.  Please let Marc and Raymond know if you can attend.

Marc (214-354-9505) and Rhonda Leediker,
the Tourmeisters
marc3509@sbcglobal.net

Raymond Mimick (817-999-0078)

Brian George (469-400-0049)

2015 AutoX #3 – Saturday May 9th – Mineral Wells Airpark

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May is around the corner!

And, so is the 3rd Lone Star BMWCCA autocross event of the year.

Registration is open for the 2015 LSC BMWCCA AutoX #3 event on
Saturday, May 9th @ Mineral Wells. All makes are welcome.

Direct Registration Link:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Clubs/Registera.aspx?LMID=11&EventID=5980

Online registration is available until 6PM the Friday before the event. Cost is $30.

We will also accept credit card payment on site. The total cost for on site payment is $40.

Tech Inspection:
All participant vehicles must pass Tech Inspection on site.
It begins at 8:00 am and will close at 9:00 am.

Novice Meeting:
You need to attend this meeting if this is your first time out with our club.
Novice meeting starts at 8:30 and is followed by a course walk.

Worker Assignment:
All participants are required to work during runs when they are not driving.
The assignments will be posted on the club van before the meetings.

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting at 9:10 am.

First car planned to start at 9:30 am.
We will have 5 runs in the morning and 5 runs in the afternoon. 10 total runs per driver!

After the morning runs we will take a 45-minute lunch break,
during which time we will provide grilled hot dogs (weather permitting).

Also, see the full 2015 schedule.

Hope to see you there,

Franco Maras
LSC BMWCCA AutoX Chair

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