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Paul & Marci Thieme

This year’s Amelia Island Concours featured GTP cars, and one in particular has a direct connection to Western Michigan Region. Our own Paul & Marci Thieme displayed their 1988 962 in full Miller trim. This car has been raced, including at the hands of Derek Bell. Paul has run it as well, and it also has been driven by Patrick Long. The display was gorgeous, and included a pit crew in appropriate gear and Paul in a Miller High Life driving suit. You might notice some hardware in front – it won two awards. First, an Amelia Award – Grand Touring Prototype and second, the Andial Award for the Most Historically Significant Porsche Race Car. Congratulations to Paul and Marci! See other pictures of the Amelia Island event at our Flickr collection. Photo courtesy of Deremer Studios LLC.

Sporting Clays

Up for a little “golf with a gun”? Then plan to come out for this event. For those unfamiliar with Sporting Clays it is a form of clay pigeon shooting on a course that consists of shooting stations “holes” in natural terrain. Unlike traditional skeet shooting sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, and distances. Trust is when we say — No skill or previous shooting experience is required to participate and have fun. We start to gather at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 19 at Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland. Click here for registration and additional information.

Summer Drive in Leelanau

Come exercise your Porsche and enjoy the winding, scenic roads of the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula.  We’ll make our way up the peninsula to the world famous Tucker’s Restaurant (116 Waukazoo Street, Northport, MI) for a delicious, late lunch and some great camaraderie.

WHEN: Saturday, June 23. Gather by 12:00; set off at 12:30
WHERE: Clinch Park, 161 E. Grandview Parkway in Traverse City
RSVP: By June 15 to Ted Vogt; (616) 340-7360 or Theodore.Vogt@yahoo.com.

Gilmore Cruise-In

Well, it’s that time again, time to fire up the Porsche and spend the afternoon at the Gilmore Car Museum. Kurt Wirth, Rob Clark and Rick Riley would like invite all ya all to take the scenic drive through the Yankee Springs area to the Museum. There is a lot to see inside, so take the afternoon off and check out all the new exhibits. The AJ Foyt Exhibit will be a must see. If you can’t arrange the time off, join us for the “Cruise In” at 5:00pm. The Blue Moon Dinner will have sandwiches, period correct pop and ice cream treats. Outside on the grill will be hot dogs, hamburgs and craft BEER will be available. You will see anything on 4 wheels at the Cruise In, from steam cars to Rat Rods and Porsches  of course. So mark your calendar and join us all at the Gilmore Car Museum Cruise in.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 beginning at 5:00 pm.
WHERE: Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners