Greg and Karlene Currie proudly display their Parade Concours d’Elegance trophy – a wonderful 2nd place finish for their beautiful 2014 Cayman S. Congratulations!
Wolfgang “The Hoff” Hofmann, invites you to join your fellow Porsche enthusiasts at the Alpenrose Restaurant located in wonderful Downtown Holland. If you’ve never been, the Alpenrose’s ambiance and culinary delights do much to virtually transport you to the foothills of the Alps. Think, dinner in Salzburg or Garmisch. We might lack the majestic mountains as a backdrop for a true “Alpenglühen”, but there’s a good chance we can stop by Holland Beach after dinner, for a spectacular peninsulas sunset. Depending on turnout we’ll be able to either: Eat à la carte (up to 18 guests), choose from our own Grand Buffet (18+ guests, $30 per head) or even have a special event-menu prepared. All that’s left to do is letting “The Hoff” know, if you plan to attend. Please RSVP early, so the appropriate dinner planning can occur. There’s no special Porsche-only parking available, but the City of Holland has some of the best public parking spaces/lots around. Please RSVP by August 5 to Wolfgang.
WHEN: Saturday, August 25 at 6:00 pm
WHERE: 4 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
Grand Rapids Metro Cruise Kick-Off
Porsche Grand Rapids will once again host a gathering to kick off the Grand Rapids Metro Cruise. Please join us from 6:30 until 8:00 for food, drinks, and some of the best car-watching available.
WHEN: Friday, August 24 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
WHERE: Porsche Grand Rapids, our friendly Porsche dealer, located on the southeast portion of 28th Street east of Kraft.
This event concludes the Inter-Regional Race of Champions, the longest running inter-regional event in PCA history. All levels of experience welcome (novices included). You can even bring a friend who drives something other than a Porsche. All makes are welcome. Learn what you and your car can do in a controlled, safe, relatively low speed environment. It is good fun, improves your skills, and a great stepping stone to the club’s drivers’ education at one of the area road course race tracks. Your Porsche is built for this stuff, so you owe it to yourself to give it a try! IROC times from events I, II, & III will be accumulated and trophies awarded accordingly. 9 AM Registration, 9:30 AM Track Walk, 10 AM – Noon Timed Runs, Noon – 1 PM lunch on your own from, 1 PM – 3:30 PM Timed Runs.
WHEN: Saturday, August 25 beginning at 9:00 AM for registration
WHERE: Tire Rack, 7101 Vorden Parkway, South Bend, IN 46628
One of the unfortunate things about August is you realize summer has limits – particularly when you see the back to school sales. One of the good things is that it means WMR’s High Performance Driver Education event at Grattan is coming soon! This is THE opportunity to drive your Porsche as it is meant to be driven. That’s particularly true for any owners who haven’t drive on a race track before. We have a team of excellent instructors who will be in the car with you, teaching you how its done until you’re ready to run solo. For everything you want to know about the event click here. Registration is handled on http://clubregistration.net. Make sure you sign up soon if you haven’t already. We want to see you there!
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2018.
WHERE: Grattan Raceway, Grattan, MI
Porsches and BBQ
Please join hosts CB and Kelly Bursk at their home on Friday (check that once again – FRIDAY), September 14 for pulled pork and chicken barbecue. They will provide the protein; please bring your own beverages and a dish to pass. They ask that you let them know you’re coming by August 30 – click here to email or call 616 368-9000.
WHEN: Friday, September 14 beginning at 6:30 PM
WHERE: The Bursk’s home in Allegan. Address provided when you RSVP
There are three covered bridges in Kent County. Okay, two since White’s Bridge burnt and they won’t replace it until 2019, but hey, never let details get in the way. The others are Fallasburg and Ada. We leave from a location near I-96 and the East Beltline, weave our way to Fallasburg park and go over/ through the bridge. From there we drive on White’s Bridge road to recognize the fallen bridge as we head east and take scenic country roads down through Saranac. On the last leg we head into Ada where we will drive by the third covered bridge. In Ada, we will have dinner off the menu in a private room at Zeytin Turkish Restaurant’s new location. Zeytin restaurant describes itself as “Michigan’s only Turkish restaurant.” Please RSVP by September 17 – click here to email.
HOSTS: Frank and Raeni Conner
WHERE: East Beltline & I-96 to begin
WHEN: 3:00 PM for the drive / 5:00 PM for dinner