|Welcome to our new logo starting January 1st. We hope you have had a better 2021 than we had in 2020 with time with family and time with friends. We’ve definitely been busy in 2021 once we got vaccinated and things started to open up. We had 16 driving tours last year with 3 of them out-of-town journeys to places like Big Bend in West Texas, Eurkea Springs in Arkansas and even a big trip out East to Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee. Our Autocross group was active at Lone Star Park this year for a 6-event season with a Champion of Champion winner at the last race (Congratulations Blake). Our High Performance Driver’s Education events hosted 3 track days for 2021 and we had Club Racing at 2 of them, an Instructor Training School and Time Trials events. We hope to have more ready for next year. |
Sadly, we did not have an opportunity to run a chapter-sponsored Street Survival school. Both our Autocross and Street Survival groups are looking for a large parking lot area to host events (without curbs, trees or light poles in the middle of a race area). If you know of a place we could look at, please reach out to Franco Maras or Ben Qureshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) to give us some ideas.
OK, now it’s time to see what 2022 will bring us:
2022 Schedule (as known today)
|Sat 1/1 Tour: Ray: Hair of the Dog returning to SW Fort Worth with end point at Del Norte Tacos. 9:00a to noon. Starting point: Shell on Southeast corner of I35W & FM 917 (3313 S Burleson Blvd, Alvarado, TX 76009). RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, 12/31/2021 5:00p to get added to the list and receive the Maps and GPX files for following along with the inRoute application. |
Sat 1/22 Party 6:30-9:00p: Post-Holiday Party at Chef Point Restaurant and Bar in Colleyville, TX. We have a great menu (please look it over by clicking on the “menu” word to provide your selection during registration) for $45 per person at Chef Point Restaurant & Bar located at 5220 Hwy. 121, Colleyville, Texas 76034. Register now through January 19th at http://msreg.com/LSC-Post-Holiday-22. Limited to 50 people.
Sun 1/30 AutoX: AutoX at Lone Star Park. Registration will open on MotorSportReg (https://www.motorsportreg.com/) 2 weeks before the event and will close on Friday at 5:00p.
Sat 2/12 Tour: Sam Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be leading our group into East Texas territory with a starting point of Buc-ee’s in Terrell (506 I-20, Terrell, TX 75160) at 9:00a and we’ll end the event in Buffalo, TX (I-45 south of Fairfield) for lunch at Pharm Restaurant or Texas Burger. Please RSVP by 5:00p on Friday to let him know you are coming and get his maps from him.
Sun 2/13 Board Meeting: at Chef Point Restaurant and Bar Colleyville 2:00p-4:00p
Sun 2/20 AutoX: AutoX at Lone Star Park. Register at msreg.com/LSC-AUTOX-2
Sat 3/5 Tour: Dennis to do a picnic lunch tour from Lavon (7-Eleven 991 S STATE HIGHWAY 78, Lavon, TX) to Bonham State Park Email Dennis at email@example.com to let him know you are joining.
Sun 3/13 AutoX: AutoX at Lone Star Park
|Sun 3/20 Tour: Starting from Vintage Flying Museum (leaving around 2:30p), we’ll head out and circle up to Decatur and then return back toward Fort Worth and end at The BBQ Ranch. The Vintage Flying Museum is located at Mecham Airport in North Fort Worth (820N and Business 287) and opens at noon on Sundays. The plan would be for some to come at noon and enjoy the aircraft and then we will leave and drive around and end back in North Fort Worth. |
Fri-Sun 3/25-3/27 Out-of-Town Tour, Ray Twisted sisters in the Texas Hill Country. We’ll be staying at the Inn of The Hills in Kerrville Friday, March 25th, 2022 through Sunday, March 27th, 2022. We have a discounted rate of $109.00/night for a King room or two queen bed-rooms. There is a discount for breakfast on site of 11.95 (normally rate is 12.95) and you will need to call in to get the breakfast added or add it at the time of check-in. Call 830-895-5000 and ask for the Lone Star BMW group or you can use the following link to book your room: https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=16590&nights=1&checkin=03/25/2022&group=2203LONEST. The cut off date is March 7th for the group rates. After that, availability and the rate may not be available
Sun 4/10 AutoX: AutoX at Lone Star Park
Sun 4/10? Board Meeting: Board Meeting. Since this conflicts with the AutoX, the date will move.
Sat 4/16 Tour: Ray Cranfills Gap for Easter weekend
Sat 4/23 Tour: Dennis Blue Bonnet tour around the Ennis, TX area. This can move to Sunday if there is rain on Saturday. This will NOT be on the official Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis as that is the first weekend in April.
Fri- Sun 5/13-5/15 Out-of-Town Tour: Ray Galveston Journey – we’ll work to see Spindle Top, NASA, San Jacinto, Kemah Beach.
Sat 6/4 Tour: Ray FM4 journey with lunch and potentially dinner to be planned as part of it
|Fri-Sun 6/10-6/12 HPDE: COTA potential event; Friday no in-car instruction; Includes HPDE, TT and Club Race |
Sun, 6/12? Board Meeting: Board meeting planned but will conflict with potential COTA event. It will be moved during the April board meeting.
Sat 6/18 Tour: Ray Will end in Nocona, TX with a visit to Horton’s Car Museum
Sat 7/9 Tour: Sam and FM455
Sat 7/23 Tour: Ray Waco Dinner (Café Homestead)
Sun 8/7 Tour: Valley View to McKinney’s Hutchins BBQ
Sat 8/13 Tour: Ray Mexia Tour, stop at Fort along that direction
Sun 8/14 Board Meeting: Board Meeting
Sun 8/21 AutoX: AutoX at Lone Star Park
|Sat 9/10 Tour: Sam: Mineola And the East Texas Burger Co |
Sat-Sun 9/17-18 HPDE: Hallett – HPDE, TT and Club Race
Sun 9/25 Autox: AutoX at Lone Star Park
9/27-10/2 National Event: Ofest Forever in Palm Springs CA
Sat-Sun10/1-10/8 Out-of-Town Tour: Join Lone Star BMWCCA for our fall tour to New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment. This October (1st-8th) we are heading to the 50th annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. This tour is a destination adventure to explore over 500 balloons participating in balloon glows, races, and mass ascensions. After the Balloon Fiesta we will head north to the laid-back charm of Taos, New Mexico. For more information on the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com/.
We will be leaving Dallas on Saturday, October 1st, spending the night in Lubbock, Texas, then on to Albuquerque for three nights at the Hotel Parq Central. The Parq Central is locally owned, beautifully restored and unlike any other hotel in the city. Hotel Parq Central is a luxury boutique steeped in the history of Albuquerque. We will spend two full days visiting numerous balloon events.
On Wednesday, October 5, we’ll drive the back roads to Taos. We will be staying on the historic downtown plaza in Taos at the Hotel La Fonda de Taos.
While we are leaving Taos on Friday, Oct 7th, Trinity Site National Park (site of the first atomic bomb) is open to the public on Saturday, Oct 8th (1 of the 2 times a year it is open)) south of Albuquerque. For more information on the Trinity Site click on this link: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/learn/historyculture/trinity-site.htm. Please let Dennis know if you plan to travel outside the group to Trinity Site.
On Friday, October 7, we will head to Amarillo for the night and then return to Dallas on Saturday, October 8.
Reservations for the Hotel Parq Central and Hotel Fonda de Taos will be made at http://msreg.com/LSC-Balloon-2022. The room arrangements will be selected during registration from a select list of reserved rooms at the hotels. The description of the rooms and/or room number will be provided. We have 15 rooms available to us at each location. The site closes registrations on 9/2/2022. This is sure to sell out fast, be sure to register as soon as possible. The cost ranges from $1270 to $1457.23, depending on your room selection.
Cancellations must be requested by emailing Raymond Mimick at firstname.lastname@example.org and our registrar at email@example.com. Cancellations received before the cancellation date (September 1st @ 6 PM) is a full refund, between September 1st, 2022 to September 15th, 2022 6:00p, you can receive a 50% refund. There are absolutely NO refunds for cancellations requested after 6:00 PM on September 15th, 2022 due to hotel contracts. Credit card will be charged at the time of registration.
On Saturday, October 1, on the way to New Mexico, we will spend one night in Lubbock and then on the way back to Dallas on Friday, October 7, we will spend one night in Amarillo at My Place Hotel.
Lubbock hotels October 1, 2022
There are eight hotels located on the southwest side of Lubbock near Loop 289 and Route 62. Dennis Luczycki, the tourmeister, is staying at the Arbor Inn and Suites, address below. If there is no availability at Arbor Inn and Suites then select any one of the hotels in this area.
Departure on Sunday October, 2 will be from Arbor Inn and Suites at 9:00 am
Arbor Inn and Suites
5310 Englewood, Lubbock, TX, 79424
Additional Hotel List:
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hampton Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express
Arbor Hotel and Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn
Amarillo, TX Friday, Oct 7th, 2022
My Place Hotel – Amarillo
2208 Cinema Dr, Amarillo, TX 79124
Phone: (806) 803-9501
Members will make reservations directly with the Hotels.
Sun 10/9? Board Meeting: Board meeting planned. Might be moved if too many of the board members are on the tour.
Sat 11/12 Tour: Shawn to lead to Sherman
Sat-Sun 11/19-20 HPDE: MSR Cresson
Sat 12/3 Tour: Sam to lead to downtown Denton for lunch
Sun 12/11 Board Meeting: Board Meeting
Sun 12/11 Show & Shine: Marathon Show & Shine
Wed 12/14 Tour-ish: Ray Christmas Lights
|Extra Thoughts What we don’t have on the list is our monthly Meet & Greet events. J.O. Miller typically schedules a mid-cities events for the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Pawel or Doug Wirth will typically schedule an event in the North Dallas area the Thursday after J.O.’s event. If you have a moment, please consider nominating someone or a BMW repair location that really helped you during the 2021 season by visiting the BMW CCA recognition committee: https://www.bmwcca.org/recognition-program. We really appreciate all of our members that continue to renew their membership and all the new members. We welcome you to any and all of our events. Invite a friend to come along on one of your adventures.|
|Share your Experience You can now order those ‘Nice Bimmer’ referral cards through the BMW CCA store They are listed under accessories or search ‘nice bimmer’. Order in sets of 25. They’re free! Learn More|
|Be on the watch for some new Clothing and Merchandise with the new chapter logo. JO is working on some options for Jackets and some patches for those that want to buy that racing suit and add some chapter logos.|
|Event Descriptions |
Check out our Facebook events page to get the latest information about the chapter. Also, we have a Members-only Facebook page where we try to share different things that are happening to our chapter friends.
Autocross: Obstacle course for your car on a closed course. You are timed from start to finish and the person with the shortest time is the “winner” in your car category. Over the course of the year, Lone Star BMW schedules 8-10 autocross events and prizes for each classification are given at the end of the season. This event is open to all makes and models. Beginners are provided an instructor to assist your first time (Email list: Autocross).
Driving tours: As a group, we drive on highways and freeways. Those toward the front of the group run closer to the speed limit and those toward the back are catching up. The destinations, scenery and friendship along the way are the enjoyable aspects of a driving tour. (Email list: Driving Tours)
HPDE: Learn how your car can handle the track. These events are educational and provide classroom and on-track education. (Contact: Steve Hodges)
Club Racing: Bring the car out to the track and race other like-minded people. (Contact: David Tedeschi)
Time Trials: Instead of having to get a full-prepped race car setup, you can run your fastest lap against others on the track but in an HPDE-style format, ie, controlled passing. Your results are based on the weight the car and the engine performance, tracked by radio transmitters. Contact Lee Matthews for more information.