Eleventh Annual Texas MB Owners GTG - Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain date May 28)

  • South Central Regional Event
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Woody's Smokehouse
947 St. Mary's St. (State Highway 7 at I-45 Northbound feeder)
Joseph Middleton

2016 will mark the Tenth Anniversary of the MB Owners GTG in Centerville. It's kind of hard to believe it's been going on this long. What originally started off as a couple of forum members from Houston and the DFW area meeting up really blossomed into something great. I told someone it's kind of like a family reunion of Texas MB fans. Some of you have been coming every year for the past 10 years. You know who you are! 

For those of you who are new to this GTG, caravans leave from Houston, the DFW area, San Antonio, and the Austin area, and meet in Centerville at noon at Woody's Smokehouse just east of I-45 for a BBQ lunch. The private dining room at Woody's will be reserved for us, as will the parking lot on the side. There will be signs directing us. After lunch, we'll head down to Fort Boggy State Park for the Show and Shine. The pavilion at Fort Boggy will be reserved for our group. Admission to Fort Boggy is $3 per adult, free for children aged 12 and under. Show and Shine Awards will be given out based on People's Choice. 

This year, I've slightly modified the Award Categories. Starting this year, the Best Vintage Model Award Category will include all pre-1990 vehicles instead of just pre-1980 vehicles, as was the case from 2006 to 2015. Since the pre-1990 models have graduated from Young Classics to Vintage, the 1990s year model vehicles will now be Young Classics. The 2000-present models will be split into two categories: Best 2000-2009 Model; and, Best 2010-present Model. That means you guys with pre-1980 vehicles will have more competition this time!

If you want to bring parts to sell or trade, please feel free to do so. 

Mark your calendars now! The date is Saturday, May 21, 2016. Last year, flooding in parts of the state prevented a lot of people from coming, so this year, we'll have a backup rain date of Saturday, May 28th just in case we have another severe weather situation.

Let me know if you're coming via this evite link: http://evite.me/gaC4tg78pM

Departure Points:
(If you are coming from a town not listed below, (ex: Beaumont, Tyler, etc...) and you are interested in setting up a caravan if you expect 2 or more other vehicles to come along, send me a private message so we can get something set up. Keep watching this list to see if any other cities get added.)

Austin (Round Rock)
Dell Diamond
3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard (US 79)
Round Rock, TX 78665
Meet at 9:15am, depart at 9:45am

Location of Dell Diamond: Dell Diamond - Google Maps
Route from Dell Diamond to Centerville: Dell Diamond to Centerville - Google Maps

DFW Metroplex
Love's Truck Stop
2500 S I-45 (Exit 272, Fulghum Rd. Exit)
Hutchins, TX 75141
Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am 

Location of Love's Truck Stop: 2500 S I-45, Hutchins, TX - Google Maps
Route from Love's to Centerville: Dallas to Centerville - Google Maps

Cracker Barrel
14765 North Freeway (Exit 63, Airtex Dr. Exit)
Houston, TX 77090
The Houston group will assemble in the section of the Cracker Barrel parking lot closest to the Holiday Inn Express.
Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am
Location of Cracker Barrel: 14765 North Freeway, Houston, TX - Google Maps
Route from Houston to Centerville: Houston to Centerville - Google Maps

San Antonio
17460 IH 35 North (Exit 175, Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. Exit)
Schertz, TX 78154
Meet at 7:30am, depart at 8:00am (note: this caravan will meet up with the Austin caravan at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock at 9:30am)

Location of HEB: HEB, - Google Maps
Route from San Antonio to Dell Diamond : San Antonio to Dell Diamond - Google Maps
Route from Dell Diamond to Centerville: Dell Diamond to Centerville - Google Maps

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