2021 Lone Star Chapter Activities

At the time of this writing, we are planning for our 2021 dates of activities.  Please see the chapter’s Facebook page events (https://facebook.com/lscbmwcca/events) to determine if the event will still occur.  All monthly events are sent to chapter members in a monthly email notification.  Please watch for the email toward the first weekend of each month.  We hope to add Meet & Greet events back on the schedule as Covid starts to go away in our rear-view mirror. 

Fri, 1/1/2021: Hair of the Dog.  Join us for our sixth-annual DFW copy of Houston’s Hair of the Dog event celebrating a new year with twisty roads and enjoyable friends.  We’re looking to bring everyone back closer to Fort Worth at the end or to a restaurant with outdoor, heated seating area.  Starting Point: Starbucks 1952 S Main St Weatherford, TX 76086 @ 9:00a; Ending Point: The BBQ Ranch(http://www.thebbqranch.com/menu.html) @12:20p
10250 Western Oaks Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76108

Sun, 1/31: Autocross (AutoX) #1 at Lone Star Park.  We are ready to start the new Autocross season at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. 

Sun, 2/7: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p via Zoom Call.  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.

Sat, 2/20: Gimmick Rally 1p-6:30p from Downtown Decatur, 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 and check point times being the tie-breaker. Starting Point: Sweetie Pies Ribeyes (201 W Main St, Decatur, TX 76234). Arrive early if you want to have lunch there. We will end in Roanoke, TX.

Sun, 2/21: AutoX @ Lone Star Park

Sat, 3/13: Tour starting from QuikTrip in Mansfield (1590 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063), we’ll head south and explore a little, see some windmills and end up in Corsicana for a lunch stop. 

Sun, 3/14: AutoX @ Lone Star Park

Sat, 4/3 (Easter Weekend): Cranfills Gap – starting from QT in Burleson nearest to Joshua, TX (2690 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028), we’ll take our group out and drive some interesting roads to end in Cranfills Gap at the Horny Toad Bar & Grill. 

Sun 4/11 – Wed 4/14: We are working on a trip out to Big Bend National Park in West Texas, stopping in San Angelo along the way, but also enjoying the twisty road from Terlingua to Presido.  We will do a quick stop at the McDonald Observatory and explore the area – maybe even see some Marfa lights this time.  Watch your emails for more information on signing up and our plans. 

Sat, 4/17: 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, 4/18.  Current plans define this as a brown-bag lunch option, depending on Covid restrictions.

Sun, 4/18: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p via Zoom Call.  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, 5/2: Dallas Marathon Show & Shine 7:30-2:30p.  The Marathon’s 50-year anniversary was moved to May 2nd, 2020.  This will be our 5th year showing off our cars and with BMW North America sponsoring the event.  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. 

Sat, 5/29-Sun 5/30: Nick Papayianis Memorial Spring HPDE and Club Race at Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson.  In honor of one of our local members that passed away in 2020, we will be honoring Nick and his contributions to the Lone Star Chapter.  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 structured for all skill levels with in-car instructors (Covid restrictions move this to lead-follow) as you start out.  Put this on your calendar for a great Memorial-Day Weekend.

Sat, 6/12: Dangerfield State Park (East Texas).  Join the touring group for a trip out to Dangerfield State Park.  We’ll explore this East Texas idyllic park and the fun roads along the way, not to mention the camaraderie of your fellow tour participants.  We will reach Dangerfield around lunch and then head back after that.  Plan for a full day. 

Sun, 6/13: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p via in-person restaurant.  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.  Please watch the chapter emails for the location details or if we are continuing to use Zoom.

Sat, 7/10: The tour group is planning a half-day trip starting around 9:00a from the RaceTrac in McKinney and doing a loop that takes us back to Hutchin’s BBQ back in McKinney. 

Sun, 7/18: AutoX @ Lone Star Park

Sat 7/31: The tour group plans to run the Talimena scenic byway in Oklahoma for an all-day event.  We’ll head out early in the morning and reach the Queen Wilhelmina State Park around lunch time.  We’ll do some exploring and then head back home.  We’ll make a stop in Paris, TX along the way. 

Sun, 8/8: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p via in-person restaurant.  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.  Please watch the chapter emails for the location details or if we are continuing to use Zoom.

Sat 8/14: 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.

Sun, 9/5 (Labor Day Weekend): AutoX @ Lone Star Park

Sat, 9/11: Ryan will be leading us to Paris, TX for a tour of East Texas.  Plan for a full day. 

Sat, 9/18 – Sun 9/19: Hallet HPDE and Club Race event.  Back by popular demand, we’ll be scheduling a trip back to Jennings, OK for a few rounds at Hallet Motor Racing Circuit.  We’ll have a great group of people out to enjoy this track. 

Tues, 9/28- Sun 10/3:  Bootlegger Grand Tour.  We will have a dinner Meet and Greet on Wednesday evening (9/29) at 6:00 in Gatlinburg, TN. The 2 main drive days are Thursday and Friday (9/30 &10/1) ending in Little Switzerland, NC. Saturday (10/2) will most likely be an optional drive day leaving from and returning to Little Switzerland, NC. 

Sun, 10/10: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p via in-person restaurant.  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.  Please watch the chapter emails for the location details or if we are continuing to use Zoom.

Sun, 10/24-Wed, 10/27: Eureka Springs Fall Tour.  We’ll leave from Allen, TX on Sunday and head up to Arkansas to catch some Fall Leaves and enjoy some twisty roads. 

Sat, 11/13: Fall Tour around Possum Kingdom Lake.  This tour will start from South of Fort Worth and head around Possum Kingdom Lake, stopping in Graham, TX for lunch.  We’ll then return back to the DFW area along a few interesting routes, looking for some fall colors and enjoying a different part of the Texas landscape. 

Sat, 11/20- Sun, 11/21: Fall HPDE and Club Race at Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson.  The Lone Star Chapter will be running a Fall High Performance Driver’s Education weekend out at Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson and we’d love to have you join us on track.  Watch for registration details. 

Sat, 12/4: Toy Run to Clark’s BBQ in Tioga.  We’ll start from Classic BMW and head north and enjoy some twisty roads with the intention to end in Tioga, TX and visit Clark’s BBQ.  Make plans to join us that Saturday morning. 

Sun, 12/5: AutoX @ Lone Star Park

Sun, 12/12: Board Meeting 2:00p-4:00p @ (restaurant).  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.  We’ll have an update to the location of the meeting in our next issue.

Wed, 12/15: 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.  This year we’ll navigate the Deerfield neighborhood in Plano and then head to Legacy East or Legacy West for dinner.

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