|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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Gimmick Rally for 2020 is designed to take you through some of the country side and then lead you back into town. You will travel through some small cities looking for clues along the way. The clues given could be riddles or things you can find along the road side (permanent or semi-permanent, but no election signs or yard sales signs). Some places you will need to get out of your vehicle to search out the answers. There will be plenty of places to stop along the way to have a break. The route will avoid all but one small section of Interstate so be patient as you travel the route – there will be people and there will be stop lights.
The route will be obvious and hopefully clear in the instructions – we are not trying to get you lost and there are no “tricks” to get you off the route.
This year’s rally will have a few more general rules – there will be a time limit to the event (1:00p-5:30p) but the end time will be based on the first car’s arrival. Due to the time of the year, the sun may set in your eyes as you are looking for clues. The overall route is about 125 miles and Google estimates a drive time of 2 hours and 32 minutes outside of finding the Gimmicks. For every 10 minutes past the 4.5 hours (or after the first arrival), you will lose 1 successful gimmick from your score, maximum penalty of 5. Teams will leave in 1 minute intervals.
Each vehicle requires a driver and a navigator. There are parts of the route that have people walking across the road and the driver must be aware at all times.
Indicates a gimmick or scavenger hunt item. This will be placed between routing instructions in the order in which they can be found. Gimmicks, with this symbol by itself, will be found along the driving route. Each Gimmick is worth 1 point. Only the first instance of an answer should be used as the final single answer.
Questions that pertain to gimmick in the same location will only have one gimmick symbol.
- May be required to follow signs to a nearby attraction or designated stop
- May need to enter a park and look for a clue
- May need to drive around a small town looking for a building or a sign
There can be up-to 2 check points along the route. The check point arrival times will used to break any ties.
In the event that you need to get in touch with the organizer, please call 817-999-0078.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Go Kart Racing and 2019 Autocross Awards
Happy New Year!
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.
Saturday 25th of January
11:40 am – 2:30 pm
The cost is $45.
A great value with 3 races, including lunch.
677 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Closed Toe Shoes required.
Helmets are available or bring your own (visor required).
4′ 10″ minimum height.
Hope to see you there,
Lone Star BMW CCA
When: Sunday, Oct 20th 10:00a-2:00p
Where: Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie
What: BMW car show and Autocross
The Lone Star Chapter, in conjunction with the North Texas Bimmers Club (https://www.facebook.com/NorthTexasBimmersClub/), ///M Gruppe (https://www.mgruppe.org/) and additional BMW-related sponsors, invite you to come out and show your old or new BMWs (or bikes) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The plans are to have a small raffle for prizes and to enjoy the day out at the park. We have room for 365 spots – can you fill them up?
- No loud cars (we do not want to affect any horses at the Park that may result in us not being asked to return). This could mean exhaust, burnouts or even music.
- No beer and alcohol on site
- Be respectful of others and their cars – they are proud of their car just as you are proud of your car.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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Our Spring High Performance Driver’s Education Weekend (Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th) registration is now open on MotorSportReg.com.
Advanced (B) and Advanced+ (A) Level Solo Students (Combined Group) $259!
Novice/Beginner (D) and approved Intermediate (C) Level students $299!
This High Performance Driving School will give you the opportunity to drive your car at speed and to experience the potential of the unique combination of car and driver. It is safe, demanding and most importantly FUN! All students will alternate between classroom sessions and time on the track with an instructor. The individualized instruction is a key to this program that has been developed over decades, and compares very favorably with commercial schools costing many times more. Our experienced instructors have come from racing, autocrossing and BMW CCA driving schools.
We will be running the 1.7 mile track in the COUNTER-CLOCKWISE direction on SATURDAY and will reverse the run direction and run CLOCKWISE on SUNDAY. Cars of all makes are welcome although there are special requirements/restrictions for convertibles (see the registration link for more information). Special thanks to Autobahn BMW for their generous sponsorship.
Want more details? Facebook Message us, email us or come out to one of our meet & greets and we’ll answer any questions you have.
We’ve just finished our fourth-quarter of 2018 newsletter for your enjoyment. We definitely had our competition – autocross and Marathon days were really showing things off.
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