Great fall events are ahead.


Summer may be over but there are several fun events scheduled for this fall. Car shows, scenic drives, socials and Oktoberfest celebrations. There is something for everyone.

Loess Hills Fall Driving Tour Premier Fall Event

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Date: October 13, 2013 Event Co-Chairs: Dave Gannon, Jason Brewer We invite you to join us for a driving tour that will celebrate some of the great roads and wonderful scenery that we have available to us here in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. This event will allow each of us to enjoy our cars as we tour some of the less traveled, PAVED roads in our area. We will also have the opportunity to see geologic formations that are unique to our region. The Driving Tour will take about 3 hours, and the route will end at a steakhouse restaurant where we will enjoy mid-day dinner. It is an organized drive, with route instructions provided. Each car will leave separately, at intervals of 1-2 minutes, to allow distance between cars. This separation will avoid the tendency to form “car trains”, and route instructions will alleviate the need to stay together in order to stay on route. Each driver will need a co-driver/navigator to read route instructions and look for landmarks. Route instructions are presented in rally format, and are not in a format that can be entered into a GPS navigation system. We start the morning at a shopping center that includes a gas station, a convenience store, and a popular diner (Sugar’s Diner) so we can all meet, catch up with each other, get provisions, and of course kick tires and see each others’ cars. Route instructions will be distributed at that time. The plan is to meet at 9:00 am at the K-Mart Shopping Center on U.S. Route 6 in Council Bluffs. From Omaha, follow U.S. Route 6 East through Council Bluffs; the shopping center is located 6.4 miles east of the Missouri River. From I-80 in Iowa, take Exit 8, and proceed west on U.S. Route 6 for 1.3 miles to the shopping center. Address (for those with GPS navigation systems) is: 2803 E Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Please park in the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the shopping center entrance. We will have a Driver/Navigator meeting at 9:30 am. RSVP to Dave Gannon at: by October 6 with the number of cars and number of people attending. We look forward to seeing you, and your car!

Street Survival

The Iowa Chapter is hosting a Street Survival, teen defensive driving program in early October. For more information visit in

Other events

  • All Euro Car & Bike Show: September 22th. For those interested in some “tire kicking” and social time with other European car owners, consider The Ralston Elk’s Club is hosting an All Euro Car & Bike Show. Registration is 1 to 3, show ends at 7 PM. There will be food for sale and a beer garden. Location : 6410 South 96th Street; Ralston, NE 68127
  • Oktoberfest with the BMW Car Club: September 28th. Join your fellow car club members as we attend Oktoberfest 2013 at Beer Corner USA in Omaha. This event is a huge outdoor festival that is one of the best Oktoberfest events in the Midwest. Visit the event page on our website for all the details.
  • Brewery Tour: October 19th. Lincoln, NE. Come join us at Lincoln, Nebraska’s own Blue Blood Brewing Company for a laid back afternoon featuring a brewery tour, tasting (for over 21 only of course) and great social time with your Great Plains Chapter friends. For additional information please contact Jon Ross
  • Drive and Dine: November 19th. Omaha,NE Please join us for one last Drive & Dine event before the holiday season arrives and the snow flies! Gerda’s has parking available in the parking lot located on the NW corner of 51st Avenue and Leavenworth St.
    Location : Gerda’s German Restaurant and Bakery; 5180 Leavenworth Street; Omaha, NE 68106

    Contact : Please RSPV to by November 7th