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!)
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
September 26 – 28, The Club At Las Campanas
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.