Our most popular event of the year is back!
Planned by: Jonna Clark
It’s time once again to get your fine BMW motors ready for the annual Utopia Drive. It’s always a GREAT weekend of driving the Texas hill country! If you’ve never driven the roads west of Boerne & Kerrville, you are in for an amazing treat. They are some of the best roads in the State!
We are going to cap attendance at 50 people, as that is the largest number we feel we can accommodate for lunch. This will be the first event with a meal included since February 2020, so we're approaching it conservatively. Because we know this event will be popular, we will also be restricting it to current dues-paid members of Tejas Chapter, and we will be verifying this via your member number before we approve your RSVP. We are also going to require that you pre-pay for lunch via PayPal to avoid having to collect money on Saturday morning. Once we have validated your membership and your lunch payment, your name will appear on the RSVP list.
COVID-19 has dealt us a blow in that with the exception for Saturday lunch, we will not be having organized gatherings or dinners this year. But please read on to see what fun we WILL be having…
This year we will base out of Kerrville again. For the 2nd year in a row, and after such nice comments last year, we’ll return to the Inn of the Hills as our home-base hotel. You're of course free to stay anywhere you like in Kerrville, but we have a block of rooms at a discounted rate at Inn of the Hills.
Inn of the Hills
1001 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028
ROOM BLOCK with special rate Group code BMW - TEJAS
Rate of $99 per night, including breakfast for 2 each day
Click here to book a room in our block
**Note that the hotel will be busy with 2 other groups that weekend**
Friday, November 6th
Arrive for a good nights’ rest so you’ll be fresh for an early departure Saturday morning. For those arriving before dinnertime, a list of local restaurants will be provided.
Saturday, November 7th
Meet at the side of the hotel behind the Comerica bank and in front of the Social Security office. Departure time will be communicated in an update with maps sent at attendees the week of the drive. We’ll have a nice morning drive via back roads to Utopia with a rest stop along the way.
Lunch on Saturday will be at Utopia Park. This will help us maintain our appropriate distancing while enjoying a freshly prepared lunch by Postal Brews. Postal Brews is a small, locally owned shop in Utopia making up delish sandwiches & desserts. They’ll box up our orders and even label each box with your name. Lunch will be $14.00 per person. When you RSVP, you’ll be asked to provide your selections.
Lunch choices will be:
BYO beverage of choice with you
Be sure to pack for eating on outside picnic tables and for chilly weather. We have a back up indoor location in case of severe inclement weather, but if it’s clear & cold, we’ll likely still use the park.
After lunch we’ll have another fun drive ‘round about and back into Kerrville.
Sunday, November 8th
We’ll meet again at the side of the hotel for another drive and will end somewhere where lunch can be easily had on your own.
|Name||Car Model Year||Car Model||Number of People - Saturday||Number of People - Sunday||Hotel|
|Alex Bakanidze||2018||230i||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Brad Mitchell||2001||M Roadster||1||1||Inn of the Hills|
|Bruce Alfredson||2019||330i||2||2||Inn Of The Hills|
|Christopher Kriens||2020||M2C||2||2||Inn Hills|
|Don and Susan Yule||2020||M8 Gran Coupe Competition||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Glenn & Sandy McConnell||2020||Z4 M40i||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Jeff Gifford||1990||325i||1||1||Inn of the hills|
|Joaquin & Betzy Aviles||2020||M2C||2||0|
|Jonna K Clark||2018||M3||1||1||Inn of the Hills|
|Joseph Nielsen||2008||Z4C||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Josh Butts||2006||M Roadster||1||1||Inn of the Hills|
|Ken Aldrich||2010||335i||1||1||Inn of the Hills|
|Marco & Mary Beth Cordon||2020||M340ix||2||2||TBD|
|Paul Goldfine||2018||430i GC||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Scott Bowman & Helen Dorrance||2011||1M||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Scott Fritz||2019||M2 COMP||2||2||Inn of the Hills|
|Tom & Gay Dawson||2010||Z4||2||0|
|Walter McNeil||2009||335i||2||0||Not sure|
|Total: 18||Total: 31||Total: 25|