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H-townbenzoboy 10-04-2020 01:59 AM

Fifteenth Annual Texas MB Owners GTG - April 17, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been rescheduled from its original date of April 2020 to April 17, 2021. Hopefully we will be past this by then.

RSVP at the following Evite link:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17, 2021 for the FIFTEENTH Annual Texas MB Owners GTG!

We'll caravan in from our various cities for lunch at Woody's Smokehouse on the Northbound side of I-45 in the reserved dining room. Woody's will reserve parking for us in their large lot on top of the hill and just to the side of Woody's. After lunch, we'll head to Fort Boggy State Park for the Show and Shine. Admission to the park is $3 for adults, free for children 12 years and younger.

We'll hand out awards at the Show and Shine based on People's Choice voting. The categories are Best Vintage Model (pre-1990 vehicles), Best Young Classic (1990-99), Best 2000-2009 Model, and, Best 2010-present Model.

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

Let me know if you're coming so I can let Fort Boggy know how many to expect. Reply to this thread and on this evite link: Invitations, Free eCards and Party Planning Ideas from Evite

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

Woody's Smokehouse
Woody's Smokehouse - Home - The World's Best Beef Jerky

Fort Boggy State Park

TPWD: Fort Boggy State Park
Map of Fort Boggy:

Pics from the last meet in 2019:

H-townbenzoboy 03-21-2021 04:43 AM

Update: You can purchase your day pass for entry into Fort Boggy State Park ahead of time. Go to, enter Fort Boggy State Park, select day passes, arrival date (April 17, 2021), select not flexible, and 1 day for length of stay. For more detailed instructions, please see this video:

You can still pay the day of the event at the park. Cash is strongly encouraged. Last time, I believe the credit card machines were down. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children aged 12 and younger.

H-townbenzoboy 04-14-2021 06:19 PM

The weather is looking cool for a change. After years having these meets in sweltering heat and playing around with the calendar to find cooler temps, I might've found a sweet spot. The forecasted high this Saturday is 65 degrees and overcast. It's not 72 and clear, but it beats 95 and sunny!

H-townbenzoboy 04-20-2021 02:52 AM

I had to delay this event for a year, but good things come to those who wait. We had the best weather ever since this GTG started in 2006! The sun finally poked through when we got to Centerville and the temps were in the 50s and 60s. We had 22 cars representing 40 years of MB models (1979-2019). Thanks everyone for coming!

Lots of photos from Saturday can be found here:

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