Fredericksburg 2018 and Gimmick Rally

Fun Run Gimmick Rally
WHO: You and a navigator
WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am, weather permitting
WHERE: White Rock Lake Park (Off of E. Lawther Dr.)

100+ Miles
One Day
In-Town Tourist Adventure
Amazing Sites and Destinations

What is the Fun Run Gimmick Rally? The Fun Run gimmick Rally is sponsored by the Lone Star Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America (LSC BMW CCA). A gimmick rally is essentially a scavenger hunt where a driver and navigator must find their way to an unknown destination using clues along the way to guide them. The route is pre-defined and handed out at the beginning of the event. Along the route, there are clues to decipher in order to “win” the rally.

The Fun Run Gimmick Rally is a self-paced, non-timed, street legal gimmick rally. The organizers of the event have covered hundreds of miles choosing the route, selecting the gimmicks, and ensuring that fun will be had for drivers of all types. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

How can I participate in the fun? To participate, the driver must be a member of the BMW CCA and must pre-register. The minimum team consists of two people: a driver and a navigator. Simply email Raymond Mimick at the names of your driver and navigator plus any other ride-along participants.

How does this differ from one of the tours that the club does? No leader, minimum of two people in each car, goal is to find the gimmicks along the pre-scribed route.


When: Friday, March 2rd, 2018 to Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Where: Fredricksburg and the twisted sister roads
Departure point: Home Depot in Cleburne, 10am (trying to avoid rush hour Friday traffic)

We will be using the Sunday House Inn again this year for our hotel.  We have reserved 12 rooms (2 Double or 1 King Bed) at 139.95/night for the King and 139.95/night for the 2-Doubles (Judy has stated we can have more than 12, depending on room availability).  Rooms will remain available at this rate until February 25, 2018.  Please call Judy at 830-997-4484 to reserve your room.  Our rooms are reserved under the Lone Star BMW.  We have been able to get ahead of Spring Break with these dates and that is the current plan for this year.  We will probably still miss out on the Blue Bonnets but you never know with Texas.

General Plan:
Day 1 (Fri): Utilizing our past tour’s routes, we’ll have a quick trip down to Fredericksburg arriving about 4pm.  Pit-stop schedules: Cleburne to Hico, Hico to lunch at El Tapatio in Goldthwaite.  Goldthwaite to Llano.  Llano to Fredericksburg.  Hotel Check in, Wine Tasting tour if desired and then dinner at our favorite German restaurant, Auslander.

Day 2 (Sat): Starting about 8:00a, we’ll head down to Kerrville and Leaky and hit all 3 twisted sister roads and a few extras thrown in.  We’ll have lunch as a group in Leaky or Utopia and then we’ll return to the hotel about 4:00p.  Dinner plans are still being determined

Day 3 (Sun): Return trip to DFW (10a) following some twisty roads home and stop in Hico and try out The Chop House.

Please let me know when you make your reservations and we’ll get a list together for everyone.

For more information or to register, email Raymond Mimick at!

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