Local & Regional Events 2020




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If you have ideas for drives or events, I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Russ Collins

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2020
Saturday
June 20
9:00 AM
to
3:00 PM
Run the Gauntlet

Glenn & Sue Kraft are planning a Z driving excursion Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9 AM to 3 PM to Run the Gauntlet.

Glenn says,

Now that COVID restrictions have been loosened a bit, we'd like to get out on the road in our Zs with our fellow Z enthusiasts. We're trying to take measures to keep everyone safe, but totally understand many are still reluctant to participate in group activities. The link below is a map of the Gauntlet beginning and ending at Copperhead Lodge. We're doing it slightly differently, beginning and ending outside of Dahlonega, running it counterclockwise.

http://www.gauntletga.com/downloads/2018gauntletmap3fold.pdf

If you are interested, please email Glenn for details.

Email Glenn at: glenn.kraft@gmail.com

(CANCELLED) Roswell Motoring Festival (CANCELLED)

EVENT POSTPONED due to COVID-19 concerns!

Come out and join us for The Inaugural Roswell Motoring Festival at the Roswell City Hall Complex on TBD. More details as time gets closer.

This is a free to the public event where they plan to display rarely seen Motorcars, Motorcycles, and more. There will be live entertainment, food and drink, and a variety of vendors both automotive and art.

See https://www.atlmotoringfest.org/ for more details about the event.

If you'd like the chance to show off your Z at the event, you can register (for a small fee) at the website. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Email Russ at: russ@atlantaZ3.com

Saturday
August 1
9:00 AM
to
4:00 PM
Run the Gauntlet - Redux

Glenn & Sue Kraft are planning another Z drive Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9 AM to 4 PM to Run the Gauntlet again in the opposite direction.

Glenn says,

Looking to do the essentially the same route that we ran in June, but this time run the Gauntlet clockwise.

The link below is a map of the Gauntlet beginning and ending at Copperhead Lodge.

http://www.gauntletga.com/downloads/2018gauntletmap3fold.pdf

I'll provide Garmin GPX files once I have created them.

The plan is to meet in the parking lot at Walmart in Dahlonega, so we have a large area to join up, and have readily accessible restrooms. If we leave there at 9:00am, we can arrive at our lunch destination around 11:00am, thus beating the crowds and getting good parking. The place we chose was the Sand Bar and Grill in Hiawassee. We chose them in part due to Covid concerns, as they have a very large tent out front, where the tables are about 8 feet apart, as well as having a hand-washing station outside. They also have a nice view of the marina. See photos on Discussion tab.

After lunch (between 12:30-1:00), we'll make about a 5-minute run to get a group photo, and then back onto the road. We should then make it back to Dahlonega between 2:30 and 3:00. Just outside of Dahlonega, there are several wineries, so we thought we'd end the drive at one of them, where people could join us for a tasting, or call it a day.

In keeping with local guidelines, we do ask that people maintain social distancing and other safety precautions. Please, think of your fellow drivers.

Standard disclaimer: all participants will be required to sign a waiver; please be ready to start the drive with a full tank and an empty bladder. As noted on the map, there are some bathrooms on the route, but not a great deal of them.

If you are interested, please email Glenn for details.

Email Glenn at: glenn.kraft@gmail.com

Thursday
October 15
thru
Sunday
October 18
(CANCELLED) 21st Annual Atlanta Z3/Z4 Ken's Fall Colors Drive (CANCELLED)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Make your reservations now to attend the 21st Annual Atlanta Z3/Z4 Fall Colors Drive in Maggie Valley, NC. Our host motel is the Creekside Lodge. Reservations can be had by calling 1-800-621-1260. Tell them you are with the Atlanta BMW Z group (or mention my name) to get the discounted room rate.

Thursday will be a check-in day starting around 3:00 PM with drives planned for Friday and Saturday.

After you secure hotel/motel reservations, email russ@atlantaz3.com to let us know you plan to be there. Then, we'll keep you up to date on the plans as they solidify.

There will be a per car registration fee to help defray the cost of putting the event together.

Russ Collins
russ@atlantaz3.com
Saturday
November 14
10:00 AM
to
2:00 PM
Roswell Motoring Festival

Come out and join us as attendees of this inaugural car show event featuring "150 rarely seen Motorcars, Motorcycles and more". I don't know a lot about the event since they declined my offer to help as a car club but there should be vendors, artists and food in the area. If nothing else, it will give us an opportunity to get out in our Zs.

I was not able to secure a parking corral for us, but if we get there early enough, we might be able to park together. I plan to get there at 9:30 AM.

See https://www.atlmotoringfest.org/ for more details about the event.

Let me know if you plan to be there. It should be fun if the weather permits. Bring your own chair, mask, and sunscreen and prepare to socially distance as much as possible.

Email Russ at: russ@atlantaZ3.com

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Thanks
Russ



A few pics from past events...here!