Texas Lone Star Roundup

Texas Lone Star Roundup

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For those of you not familiar with this event, allow me to give you some background info.  2014 was the 11th annual Round Up held by Lone Star Land Cruisers, which is an event open for all.  Our rules are simple: be safe and have fun.  Katemcy Rocks near Mason, Texas offers the perfect venue and a very unique opportunity for fun in the heart of Texas.  The park consists of granite outcrops offering all types of wheeling from the crazy “I got this…” picture opportunities to rock obstacles and trails that offer chal

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lenge, but little chance of damage.  You can hop on a trail and run the obstacles or simply take off across the ranch in search of a playground fitting your rig and level of driving expertise.  The event has developed a following that routinely draws rigs from coast to coast.  This year included a half a dozen rigs from California and Nevada.  There were also rigs from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and of course Texas.   

This year’s event theme came from Texas history.  Texas was once a part of Mexico, during which time the Government of Mexico gave a cannon to the citizens of Gonzales (a city in south Texas) to defend themselves against Indian attacks.  After unrest developed between the Mexican authorities and the Texas settlers, the Mexican army came to retrieve the cannon.  The citizens of Gonzales refused and raised a flag with an image of the cannon and the phrase “come and take it.”  The cannon remained in the settler’s hands and fired the first shot in the battle for Texas independence. 

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Round Up is a family oriented event.  We offer all types of activities for the whole family which have varied from bicycle races for the kids; shopping excursions to Fredericksburg; and of course the group  excursions to local BBQ attractions.  On Friday evening we have a traditional pot luck dinner for all, a free children’s raffle; a drivers raffle and a general raffle for all attendees.   It is important to support all the vendors who build and install great products for our Toyotas.  We would like to thank all the vendors who supported this year’s Round Up:

Platnium Level Sponsors
ARB, Baker Tire, Cool Cruisers of Texas, Iron Pig Off Road, Marlin Crawler, Metal Tech and Valley Hybrids
Gold Level
4 Plus, 49 Tire, 4x4 Labs, American Efficiency Solutions, Baker Oil and Gas Exploration and Consulting, CK Customs, Cowboy Toyota, Cruiser Solutions, Cruiser Specialist, Cruiser Yard, EMS, Frisbee Auto, Front Runner, Rancho Suspensions, Ruff Stuff Specialties, Slee Off Road, Toyota of Dallas, Toyota of Lewisville, White Knuckle Off Road and Yeti Coolers.

On Saturday in addition to the open wheeling throughout the park, we continued the County Road Tour thru Mason County.  This 5 hour excursion takes the rigs thru the scenic Texas Hill country on primarily dirt ranch roads with a stop for lunch in a small hill country town.  There were several opportunities for wildlife viewing, river crossings and a break on the scenic Llano River.  This will be the site of the overnight excursion camp next year.   Saturday evening continued with the annual BBQ dinner catered by the onsite restaurant (another advantage of Katemcy Rocks, excellent facilities and a great food service.)  After dinner, another great Round Up tradition: a lively concert.  This year’s musical guest was Statesboro Review, who have been featured prominently on CMT.  They put on a great show and I highly recommend you catch them when they come to a town near you.  After the show, there was some guitar picking and singing (I use that term loosely) until the wee hours of the morning.

Thanks to everyone for coming out this year…no one took me up on the money back guarantee, so I’m sure we will see some new faces again next year, along with our old friends as we ask….RU12…Round Up-#12, March 2015.

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