2019 Tour List and Maps

Overview

This page will contain the 2019 tour list and the maps we used for the tour group.  Road conditions may have changed or destinations may no longer be present (ie, restaurant has closed or changed hands).  Enjoy our past tours or look for some ideas for your future road travels.

1/1/2019: Hair of the Dog Driving Tour

Ringing in the New Year, we’ll head out for a morning enjoying some twisty roads. We’ll start out from the Shell station on the SE corner of I-35W and FM 917 (3313 I-35W, Burleson, TX 76028) and then enjoy some of the roads along the way to Glen Rose and then onward to either Cranfils Gap or Hico for lunch (still working on the New Year’s Day food option).

Edit: due to all the Tuesday-closed restaurants, we’ll make a figure 8 and return to Del Norte Tacos in Godley for lunch. Maps soon. Note the new start location (so we can be inside when it’s so cold)

Route Map: Here

3/1/2019 – 3/3/2019: Return to the Twisted Sisters

To change this up this year, we’re going to head a little further South away from Fredericksburg. This year, we’ll stay in Kerrville, TX. While our trip down to the hill country will still be too early for Blue Bonnets, we will still get to enjoy the twisty roads known as the twisted sisters (RR 337, 336, 335). Saturday night, we’ll look at options to head into San Antonio. 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. To signup or get more info, email tours@lscbmwcca.org.

Hotel: Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center
830-895-5000; Room Rate: $99.00/night for either 2 Queens or 1 King. Add 8.95/day for breakfast buffet. Click ticket link for hotel signup. 13 rooms available until 2/11/2019.

Route Maps:

4/14/2019: Bluebonnet Tour (led by Dennis Luczycki)

Dennis will lead our group along the Ennis Blue Bonnet Festival, enjoying the sites along the way. This will be much closer to a cruise along the route to take in the beauty of nature.

Route Maps: Used the route defined by Ennis, TX; started from Shell in Palmer, TX (1639 N I-45, Palmer, TX 75152-8019)

5/4/2019: Parade Laps and Trip to Granbury for lunch and short tour

Parade laps at Motor Sport Ranch Cresson and then a trip down 377 into downtown Granbury, TX.

5/25/2019: Short Tour to 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 toward Cranfills Gap for lunch.

Route Maps: Here

6/15/2019: Muenster Run and Horton’s Classic Car Museum

This route takes us from Chisholm Trail Elementary School in Sanger, TX up and round to our favorite bridge over the Red River and back to Muenster for lunch. After lunch, we’ll lead a group over to Nocona and visit the Horton Classic Car Museum.

http://www.hortonclassiccarmuseum.com/index.html
$12 for admission to the museum

Route Maps: Here

7/27/2019: In-Town to Sherman for Lunch

Starting from the Shell in Valley View (Exit 483, FM 2148 and I-35), we will head East and North and head over toward White Wright, TX. We will end up at La Placita Salvadorean Cocina around 11:30a (1015 W Houston St Sherman, TX 75092). We’ll stop in Van Alystne for a quick rest stop on our journey. If you are interested, please let Raymond Mimick know at tours@lscbmwcca.org.

Route Maps: Here

8/17/2019: East Texas Tour

We’ll start from Buc-ees in Terrell at 8:00a and then take some twisty-style roads toward Tyler, stopping at BMW of Tyler and hopefully adding more friends along the way. We’ll then take a circular route to Mineola and stop at the East Texas Burger Co for lunch.

Route Maps: Here

9/8/2019: McKinney afternoon drive

One of our few Sunday drives, we’ll head out from the RaceTrac around 2:30p in McKinney, enjoy some of the roads north of McKinney and stop in Sherman or return back to McKinney (Hutchins BBQ) for dinner.

Route Maps: Here

9/21/2019: SW Fort Worth Tour

We’ll return to some of our favorite roads in the Southwest Fort Worth area with a stop in Hico to enjoy a good lunch. Let’s go ahead and start from the Pilot Travel Center in Weatherford just off I-20.

Route Maps: Here

10/14/2019 – 10/21/2019: O’fest in South Carolina

This is the 50th anniversary of the Oktoberfest and there are some rumors that O’fest in the future might look a little differently going forward. Make plans this year to head out to South Carolina for a big party in Greenville, home of the BMW Car Club of America, BMW CCA Foundation, the BMW Performance Center and the Spartenburg, SC plant. Typically for a week-long event, a budget of about $2,500 should be expected.

Route Details:

  • To Ofest: The Southern Interstate I-20 route to Atlanta and then north to Greenville, TX
  • From O’fest: Tail of the Dragon (from Greenville, TX)
    • 183 to Pickens, SC
    • Pickens to Salem
    • Then 130 to Cashiers
    • Then 64 to Highlands
    • Then 64 to Franklin
    • Then 28 to Deal’s Gap and the start of the Trail of the Dragon (129)
    • Then I-40 toward Memphis;
    • I-30 in Little Rock, AR

12/7/2019: Toy Run

While delayed this year by a weekend, we’ll still plan to make a toy run, starting at the AP Travel Center in Valley View (13965 S IH 36 Valley View, TX) and run East, enjoying the roads long the way.