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Rennsport Reunion VI

The world’s biggest factory celebration of Porsche was held at Laguna Seca in late September. Our intrepid reporter, Rick Riley was on the scene and tells us that it was, in a word, “Overwhelming.” 81,000 people took part in events that spanned four days. Those included multiple races, including a club race in which WMR’s own Claudio Kaempf took second place! Dr. Porsche was there driving Porsche #1, and a 919 attempted to set an all-time track record. There were also Porsche tractor races, which if you haven’t seen them, are great fun. You can find those on YouTube and various sites on Facebook. The next Rennsport is probably 4 years off, but Rick promises to attend and send another report.

Sad News

For those of you who knew him, we received word recently that Enzo, also affectionately known as “The Wonder Dog,” has gone on to doggie heaven or wherever it is that good dogs go. He was a fixture at many WMR events over the years, particularly at Grattan, although we haven’t seen him recently as he moved out of state with his owner. Farewell, Enzo.


Planning Meeting

Have you ever wondered how WMR’s event calendar is put together? Have you ever wanted to suggest an event but weren’t sure how to go about it? If so, then we’ve got a great opportunity for you. Our November board meeting is an expanded session that includes laying out a tentative calendar of events for the next year. Even if you don’t necessarily have any ideas right now but would like to be included in the process, please join us on Monday, November 5, in downtown Grand Rapids at Bistro Bella Vita. The meeting begins at 6:00; we will have dinner ordering off the menu around 7:00, and then conclude. If you plan to attend, please send a note to either Amber Door or Mike Karluk. See you then!

WHEN: Monday, November 5, beginning at 6:00 pm.
WHERE: Bistro Bella Vita, 44 Grandville Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids

November Dinner Drive

On Saturday November 17 we will again sponsor a dinner at Peppino’s Pizzeria and Sports Grille in Allendale. Because of its success last year, we will again go with the Banquet Buffet. This year’s entrée will be Sicilian pork with sides of fettuccine Alfredo and breadsticks. A caeser salad will be included. Cost is $18 per person.

HOSTS: Randy and Lynn Portoluri
WHEN: Saturday, November 17 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Peppino’s Sports Grill, 5065 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI 49401
RSVP: Please respond by November 15 to Randy via email or by calling 616 842-9266