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Up North Luncheon Drive

Calling all drivers for a Traverse City event!  Saturday, June 24th, meet at Clinch Park Marina (directly across US-31 from the downtown district) at 11:00 am. We will gather at the east end parking area, near the boat ramp.  After a brief “Hello” & bathroom break…we will be off & roaring.  A twisty-turney drive will lead us to downtown Leland for lunch.  The Historic Riverside Inn is opening its doors early to welcome just our group for dining. This restored 114-year old B & B has beautiful waterfront views. There will be 2 delicions plating selections for $20 and a cash bar. (** Their payment method is “antique” too – please have cash available to pay – no cards! **)  After lunch, you will be on you own to discover the area’s sights – including “Fish Town”, Sleeping Bear Dunes, shopping, wineries & Brew Pubs. The Curries ask that you RSVP by Monday, June 19, for your place at the table. You can email your reservation to Karlene.


The start of the IROC (Inter-Regional Race of Champions) series is almost here. The first event this year is hosted by Motorstadt Region at Spartan Speedway. If you haven’t autocrossed before, this is a great way to get started. If you have, you already know how much fun it is. Unfortunately, this does overlap with WMR’s Up North drive, but if you want to stay in the lower half of the LP here’s a good way to spend your day. You can find more details on the series here.

DeutscheMarques 2017

Saturday, July 8 brings us the 2017 DeutscheMarques event on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum. For those of you have never been to this gathering, it is a German car-lovers dream. All the major marques are well-represented. In addition, Doug and Shari Hoek are again putting together a WMR reunion. All past and present members of our region are invited to get together around the Porsche parking area. There is a group photo planned for 10:00 am at the diner, and there are plans in the works for lunch as well. More to come on that as we get closer. There is an admission fee; for more details on the event you can go the Gilmore website or visit the DeutscheMarques Facebook page. Please make plans to join us – you’ll be glad you did!