Taos Tour – last weekend in September

It’s on!

We’re heading to Taos for the last weekend in September and there’s lots going on up there for us to enjoy (on top of the fabulous roads to drive on coming, going, and while we’re there!)

Details:
For those that want to caravan, we’ll be heading out on Thursday afternoon, Sept 25th about 3pm from a point in the Denton area with Amarillo as our destination that night. For those who need to leave later, just join us in Amarillo!

We’re staying at the Best Western (806-372-1885 4600 I-40 East). If we get there early enough, we will dine on steaks at the Big Tex Steakhouse (just a couple of minutes east of the hotel) for dinner that night. If we don’t move quite quickly enough, we’ll stop in one of the smaller towns along the way.

We’ve reserved 12 king-bed rooms ($113.84 incl tax) so please call them directly with your credit card number (and mention you are with the Lonestar BMW Car Club group) to reserve a room. If you want 2 queen beds instead of one king, pls tell them when you reserve your room.

Friday morning will be the ‘official’ start of the tour and we’ll be making our first stop at the Palo Duro State Park. For those of you who think the Texas panhandle is as flat as a pancake, you’re in for a Texas-sized treat! Palo Duro Canyon is the 2nd largest canyon in the US and is worth the drive to Amarillo just to see it!

From the canyon, we’ll take as scenic a route as we can westward to Taos, arriving on Friday evening.

We’ve reserved 8 king-bed rooms and 4 queen-bed rooms at the El Pueblo Lodge. The king rooms are $152 per night (incl tax) and have fireplaces in each room. The queen rooms are priced at $124 per night (incl tax) and you can have one or two beds, depending upon your needs.

We have a number of cultural, sight-seeing, and shopping opportunities to enjoy in the Taos area. Saturday will be focused on local shopping for those so inclined and a 4-5 hour loop westward of Taos for those who are looking forward to some ‘spirited driving’. Sunday presents us with a very special opportunity to run down to Santa Fe for some not-so-typical shopping for those interested in boosting the local economy while the rest of us will be taking in the Santa Fe Concorso! (See info below)

Sunday evening, we’ll be departing Santa Fe for Tucumcari and staying at the Best Western there (pls call 575-461-4884 to grab one of the 12 rooms we’ve reserved for the group at a rate of $73.54 incl tax.)

Monday morning, we’ll be heading back east on I-40 through Amarillo and returning to the DFW area on hwy 287. Pls drop us an email when you rsvp to the hotels so that we can get an accurate head count of everyone!

Marc and Rhonda Leediker
the Tourmeisters

More info

http://santafeconcorso.com/about.html

 

September 26 – 28, The Club At Las Campanas

Santa Fe Concorso, The Southwest’s Premier Automotive Gathering, will again be held on the grounds of The Club at Las Campanas, and is featuring the cars of Maserati and OSCA and legends of the Brickyard.
Legends of Racing, $20 
Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Hangar K.
Indy 500 racers will recount their career highlights in their own words, along with a display of their memorable cars. Interact with Al Unser, Sr., Al Unser, Jr., Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford and Eddie Cheever to get their first-hand impressions of “what it was like out there”.
Friday Night Gathering, VIP $125 
Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Hangar K.
Meet entrants and stars of the automotive world while viewing vintage aircraft, racing cars and speed record holders at Hangar ‘K’. Music, food and spirits will set a festive mood.
Mountain Tour (Entrants Only)
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Concorso’s signature tour for entrants travels a route of stunning vistas to the sleepy Western town of Cerrillos where entrants will be treated to a barbecue lunch before continuing to The Club at Las Campanas where the cars will be placed on the fairway for Sunday’s Concorso. Great driving and great food are an unbeatable combination.
Dinner with Sir Stirling and Lady Susie Moss, VIP $500 
Saturday, September 27, 2014, TBD
You and fewer than 39 others can have dinner with Sir Stirling and Lady Susie Moss the Saturday night before Sunday’s Santa Fe Concorso. This is our 5th anniversary Concorso and the Mosses have been the center attraction each year, thanks to Geoff Day at Mercedes-Benz. But Geoff left M-B. That meant the Concorso would have to make do without them. Dimmed unlikely, we say! So you and others like you are bringing Sir Stirling and Lady Susie to Santa Fe. And enjoying dinner with them. And having Sir Stirling sign the reissue of his book All But My Life to you. Also included in the dinner ticket is a Centered Driving Workshop ($100 value) to be scheduled at a later date in Santa Fe. This is conducted by Denise McCluggage, author of The Centered Skier. Details of the dinner’s time and location will be imparted to attendees as soon as plans are finalized. (The workshop date will be determined based on suggestions from the dinner guests.) The $500 tickets are 80% eligible for a tax deduction when payment is made to the Santa Fe Concorso, a certified charitable organization. The autographed book, the Centered Driving Workshop, and the Saturday night dinner are all included in the price. Note the limited number of people that can be accommodated so get your bid in early.

Please respond to Denise McCluggage to purchase tickets. Checks can be mailed to Santa Fe Concorso, 369 Montezuma Avenue, #511, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Re: Moss Dinner on the check.

Santa Fe Concorso, VIP $125, General Admission $45 
Youth – ages 13-18 $25.00, Military and First Responders Active and Retired $25.00
Sunday, September 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., The Club at Las Campanas
Sunday VIP ticket includes: ticket to the Concorso, valet parking at Las Campanas Club House, program book, gourmet lunch and drinks on the torreon at the Club House.

Drawing rave reviews last year, the Concorso will once again host a world-class assemblage of cars, motorcycles and bicycles, ranging from the 1900’s to the latest exotics. As a special treat, legendary Maseratis and Oscas will be on display as well as Legends of the Brickyard.

Be part of the Southwest’s Premier Automotive Gathering in one of the America’s most historic cities and premier tourist destinations.
The Santa Fe Concorso is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The success of The Santa Fe Concorso directly benefits youth organizations of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County.
Concorso Event

AutoX #5 at TMS on Saturday 7/19

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Registration is now open for the 2014 LSC BMWCCA AutoX #5 @ TMS Bus Lot

Even if you’ve never autocrossed before, come on out at give it a try. Instructors are provided for novices, and people wanting to try the sport.

Rides in instructor vehicles are free.

A helmet must be worn by all participants. There are a limited number of loaner helmets available for those that do not own their own helmet (must be rated M-2005 or SA-2005 or newer).

More information can be found on the LSC BMWCCA web site, and if you want to drive in the event you must register. The cost is $45.

Registration for 2014 events will be 100% online prior to the event. Online registration is available until 9PM the Friday before this event.

We will accept credit card payment on site. Note that the total cost for on site payment is $50.

Direct Registration Link HERE.

Tech Inspection:          All participant vehicles must pass Tech Inspection on site.
Tech Inspection 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 will start at 9:30 am.

We will have 5 runs in the morning heat, and 5 runs in the afternoon heat. 10 total runs per driver!

After the morning runs we will take a 45-60 minute lunch break.

 

Franco Maras

Your AutoX Chair

 

June 14 Autocross

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June 14 Autocross

Registration is now open for the 2014 LSC BMWCCA AutoX #4 Saturday, June 14th @ Mineral Wells Airpark.

Even if you’ve never autocrossed before, come on out at give it a try. Instructors are provided for novices, and people wanting to try the sport.
Rides in instructor vehicles are free.

All participants must wear a helmet. There are a limited number of loaner helmets available for those that do not own their own helmet (must be rated M-2005 or SA-2005 or newer).
More information can be found on the LSC BMWCCA web site, and if you want to drive in the event you must register. The cost for this event is $30

Registration for 2014 events will be 100% online prior to the event. Online registration is available until 9PM the Friday before each event.

They will accept credit card payment on site. Note that the total cost for on site payment is $40.

**** Register Online at dlbracing.com ****

Direct Registration Link: http://www.dlbracing.com/Clubs/Regis…1&EventID=5671

Tech Inspection: All participant vehicles must pass Tech Inspection on site.

Tech Inspection begins at 8 am and will close at 9 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 9:00 am.

First car will start at 9:30 am.

They will have 5 runs in the morning heat, and 5 runs in the afternoon heat. 10 total runs per driver!

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

Follow on Twitter for up-to-date information: @lonestarautox

Saturday, May 31, for our first run to the Rockett Cafe for lunch!

Pls check your calendars and join us Saturday, May 31, for our first run to the Rockett Cafe for lunch!  (Google Rockett Cafe for their menu -lots of steaks, chicken fried or grilled, sandwiches, etc)

Drivers’ Meeting:  9:20 am (tanks full and bladders empty)

Depart:  9:30 am  from my favorite parking lot in Crandall (Cotton Gin cafe, FM 148 exit off Hwy 175 – be forewarned – their kitchen burned several months ago so there is no access to toilets or breakfast but their parking lot is still in one piece!)

Mid-point ‘Nature Break’ in Kemp (pls print out attached maps if you’d like to see our planned route)

Arrive in Rockett ~ 12:15pm for a hearty lunch

Pls rsvp to us asap so we can get a head count for tables at the cafe!  We should be back in the DFW area by 2 pm.

Marc & Rhonda Leediker
the Tourmeisters

BMW 02berFest!

Announcing the Second Annual

BMW 02berFest!

When:  Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014

Where:  Peach Tree Inn, Fredericksburg, TX

Why:  It’s TIME to DRIVE those 2002s!  Other Vintage BMW’s welcome–

Join us Friday evening, HALLOWEEN, for dinner in the historic German town of Fredericksburg, Texas.  Saturday morning will deliver a tour of some of the most beautiful swervy roads in the state, lunch out in the country, plus time to talk cars.  Saturday evening dinner plans TBA.  Breakfast together Sunday morn before your exhilarating ride back home!

Room reservations at the PEACH TREE INN, 401 South Washington, can be made by calling 1-800-843-4666.  Brett Davis is our manager and host.  Ask for “BMW CAR CLUB” grouproom rates range from $109-129.00 depending on your needs.

Other Upcoming Mark-Your-Calendar-Events

October 4, 2014:  Bo Black will be hosting his Fall “True Friends of Alex Von Falkenhausen”  gathering in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  His events are the best.  Email Bo for details bblack02@hotmail.com

March 27-29, 2015:  Spring  Texas 02berfest!  Starting a new wildflower viewing tradition!  Details in the works, but save the date.

Terry Sayther
terndeb@saytherauto.com
Terry Sayther Automotive
512-442-1361