Texas Manx Club dune buggies hit Highland Lakes roads for annual Blast


MARBLE FALLS — A group of dune-buggy enthusiasts are descending upon the Highland Lakes for a weekend of driving and swapping stories.

The Texas Manx Club’s annual Buggy Blast is coming to Marble Falls on May 24-27.

“We talk and help each other build buggies, whether it’s online or we get together and help each other that way,” club member Faron Smith said. “It’s just a time for us to get together.”

The club will be in Johnson Park from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. May 25 for a “Shine and Show,” where people might notice the buggies all have a unique character.

“There’s some basic buggies to the truly decked-out,” Smith said. “They’re all custom built by the builder.”

Smith said the public is welcome to look at the buggies and ask questions at the park. But from there, the members will hit the road to see the sights around the Highland Lakes.

Smith said the group chose Marble Falls for the Buggy Blast because of its scenery.

“It’s beautiful,” Smith said. “I’d been down there for the drag-boat races and thought it was neat.”

The group of 25 or more will take another drive around the area May 26 and then depart May 27.

Anyone interested in the club can find out more and view pictures at www.texasmanxclub.com.