2020 Lone Star Chapter BMW CCA Event Dates

A lot going on for 2020 so far.  Please see the Autocross section for updated rules and past events.  Please see the tours section for the current tour list.

Wed, 1/1: Hair of the Dog Tour 9:00a.  Ringing in the New Year, we’ll head out for a morning enjoying some twisty roads.  We’ll start out from Texas Smokehouse II (3313 S Burleson Blvd Alvarado, TX 76009) and then enjoy some of the roads along the way to Glen Rose and then onward to Del Norte Tacos in Godley.

Sat, 1/11: Short Tour from Sewell to Decatur for lunch at Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes in downtown.  Starting from Sewell BMW of Grapevine at 9:00a (come early to look some of the new cars), we’ll head up north along some interesting roads and enjoy a great time together.

Sat, 1/18: LSC Holiday Party @ Uncle Bucks in Grapevine, TX.  Sign up at http://msreg.com/LSC-Post-Holiday

Sat, 1/25 11:40a-2:30p: Go Kart Racing and 2019 Autocross Awards.  We’re heading into 2020 and it’s almost time to get ready for an exciting new autocross season.  But first, come and join us for a fun event with indoor Go Kart racing and celebration of the 2019 Autocross award winners.  The awards ceremony will take place while we enjoy the go kart races and lunch is provided during the event.  Note that the number of drivers is limited, so make sure to sign up early. Cost is $45 http://www.dlbracing.com/Clubs/Registera.aspx?LMID=11&EventID=7115

 Sun, 2/2: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p @ Uncle Bucks in Grapevine.  Join us for our bi-monthly board meeting where we discuss the current state of the chapter, make plans for the future and check-in with friends.

Sun, 2/9: Gimmick Rally 1p-5p from Downtown Denton, TX.  A Gimmick Rally is a scavenger hunt looking for the answers to clues along a pre-defined route.  We’ll set a time-limit to the event and keep us within reasonable distance of the city.  The winner is the one that answers the most Gimmicks with arrival time being the tie-breaker.

Wed, 2/12: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sun, 2/16: AutoX #1 @ Lone Star Park (8:30a-4:00p)

Wed, 2/19: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 2/20: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Sat, 3/7: Rockett Café Tour.  Starting from Denny’s (400 US-175 Frontage Rd, Seagoville, TX 75159) at 9:00a, we’ll head out and around and end up in Rockett, TX and Rockett Café for lunch (5790 FM 813 Waxahachie, TX 75165)

Wed, 3/11: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sun, 3/15: AutoX #2 @Lone Star Park

Wed, 3/18: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 3/19: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Fri, 4/3-Sun 4/5: Return to the Twisted Sisters.  This year, we’ll stay in Kerrville, TX.  We should definitely get to have a preview of the Texas Blue Bonnets and enjoy the twisty roads known as the twisted sisters (RR 337, 336, 335).  Sunday, we’ll have an enjoyable return trip back to the DFW area.  This out-of-town trip typically costs about $600 for budget purposes.

Sun, 4/5: AutoX #3 @Lone Star Park

Wed, 4/8: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sun, 4/12: Board Meeting @2:00p-4:00p.  Join us for our bi-monthly board meeting where we discuss the current state of the chapter, make plans for the future and check-in with friends.

Wed, 4/15: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 4/16: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Sat, 4/18: Bluebonnet Tour 9:00a-lunch.  Starting from Shell in Palmer, TX (1639 N I-45 Palmer, TX 75152), Dennis will lead our group along the Ennis Blue Bonnet Festival route, enjoying the sites along the way.  This will be much closer to a cruise along the route to take in the beauty of nature.  If there is rain, this will move to Sun, 4/19.

Wed, 5/13: Meet & Greet Dallas

Wed, 5/20: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 5/21: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sat, 5/23: Zur Autobahn Join us for a short(ish) morning drive starting from the QuikTrip in Mansfield, TX (1590 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063) at 8:30a and we’ll head down and around to Zur Autobahn in Meridian for lunch.

Fri, 5/29 – Sun, 5/31: Lone Star HPDE at Motor Sport Ranch Cresson.  The Lone Star chapter is returning to our local track for another exciting weekend of learning all about our cars.  HPDE stands for High Performance Driver’s Education and that’s what we do.  The event is structure for all skill levels with in-car instructors as you start out.  Make plans to join us.

Wed, 6/10: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sat, 6/13: AutoX #4 @ Texas Motor Speedway

Sun, 6/14: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p in Grapevine.  Join us for our bi-monthly board meeting where we discuss the current state of the chapter, make plans for the future and check-in with friends.

Wed, 6/17: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 6/18: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Fri, 6/26 – Sun, 6/28: Palestine and East Texas overnight touring.  We’re making plans to join with other Texas Chapters to have an interesting East Texas driving tour.

Wed, 7/8: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sat, 7/11: AutoX #5 @ Burleson High School

Wed, 7/15: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 7/16: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Sat, 7/18: Caddo Lake Tour: Our trip to Caddo Lake will taking us through some twisty roads along the way. We’ll head over the border to Oil City, Louisiana and look over Caddo Lake from the East. Then we’ll circle around and have lunch on the West side of the Lake. After lunch, we’ll make an easy stop in Jefferson, TX and then head back toward Tyler. For those joining us from DFW area, the group will meet up at Buc-ee’s in Terrell, TX in the west side parking lot at 8:00a. We’ll stop at BMW of Tyler around 9:30.  The return route will end us in Rockwall. Please email tours@lscbmwcca.org to add your name to the list.

Sat, 8/8: Half-Day Tour

Sun, 8/9: AutoX #6 @ Lone Star Park

Wed, 8/12: Meet & Greet Dallas

Sun, 8/16: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p in Grapevine.  Join us for our bi-monthly board meeting where we discuss the current state of the chapter, make plans for the future and check-in with friends.

Wed, 8/19: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities (Potential Special Combined Meet & Greet)

Thu, 8/20: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Thus, 9/10: Potential Tour leading up to O’fest in Palms Springs, California.

Sun, 9/13: AutoX #7 @ Lone Star Park

Fri, 9/18 – Sun, 9/20: Hallett No Excuses HPDE and Club Race. A South-Central Regional Event, we will be returning to Jennings, Oklahoma for No Excuses 13. While it’s a little drive up north (it is actually at the end of the road of US-377), it’s a great little track in a beautiful setting. This event will be setup with BMW CCA Club racing, so make plans to be there early Friday, Saturday and Sunday to watch the action.

Sun, 10/4: AutoX #8 @ Lone Star Park

Sat, 10/10: Texas Forts Trail & Perini Ranch.  We’ll take a tour along the Texas Forts Trail and explore some of our Texas history along the way. We’ll plan to visit 3 of the 12 Forts along the trail.

Sun, 10/11: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p in Grapevine.  Join us for our bi-monthly board meeting where we discuss the current state of the chapter, make plans for the future and check-in with friends.  (This one may move if a lot of the board are going to South Carolina)

Wed, 10/14: Meet & Greet Dallas

Thu, 10/15-Sun 10/18: Fall Colors tour to Push Mountain in Arkansas.  Plan to join us for an interesting new destination along Push Mountain in Arkansas.  We’ll see some fall colors and enjoy some twisty roads.

Wed, 10/21: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thus, 10/22: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Sun, 10/25: AutoX #9 @ Lone Star Park

Sun, 11/8: Afternoon drive from Valley View along FM 455 toward McKinney.

Wed, 11/11: Meet & Greet Dallas

Wed, 11/18: Meet & Greet Mid-Cities

Thu, 11/19: Meet & Greet North Dallas

Sat, 11/21 – Sun, 11/22: High Performance Driver’s Education at Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson (tentative).

Sat, 12/5: Toy Run.  Watch for details on where we will donate toys and enjoy some roads.

Sun, 12/13: Dallas Marathon Show & Shine 7:30-2:30p.  We are expecting to be invited back out to the Marathon for our 5th year showing off our cars.  We’d love to have you come and join in on rooting for these runners – running 13.1 miles (half) or 26.2 miles (full) is not a simple task.  Not just cheering on the runners, we’ll also walk around and enjoy parts of Deep Ellum and the Farmer’s Market.

Sun, 12/13: Board Meeting 3:00p-5:00p @ Matt’s Rancho Martinez in Dallas.  Join us for our bi-monthly board meeting where we discuss the current state of the chapter, make plans for the future and check-in with friends.

Wed, 12/16: Christmas Lights tour and dinner.  Plan to join us as we celebrate Christmas looking at different lights and then having a dinner after looking at lights.

 

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