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Old School, New School

There was a wide variety of outstanding German machinery present at the recent DeutscheMarques event, held at the Gilmore Car Museum in early July. We had a replica of the earliest car, which actually runs, and a Porsche tractor. But near and dear to Porsche owner hearts was the display of a 1962 356B Super and a 2018 GT3 Touring edition, both in Smyrna Green. That was a special color back in 1962. The owner decided he liked it enough to commission an updated version, which resulted in a special order 2018 GT3 paint to sample. Set off by the definitely old school Shell gas station, these two cars together resulted in an awesome display.

Gilmore Car Museum Cruise-In

Join Rick Riley as he hosts his annual Cruise-In event at the Gilmore Car Museum. Everyone drives down separately (or you can arrange your own caravan) to join in the fun and see the wide variety of cars that can be found on a Wednesday evening. There is food and beer available at the museum. Rick and Rob Clark will be there early. Make sure you put this on your calendar and take a break from your typical evening activities to be part of the fun. Once you enter the grounds please head for the street in front of the Ford Model A and Franklin exhibits – we want to line that street with Porsches!

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, beginning at 5:00 pm
WHERE: Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI

Red Barns Spectacular!

Western Michigan Region Porsche Club will again be joining over 500 other car enthusiasts (and 1000 vehicles) for the 39th annual Red Barn Spectacular.  It is West Michigan’s “Grand Daddy” of antique, classic and special interest car show.  In addition to cars the event has special displays of antique boats and campers.  The event includes a swap meet, food booths, judge’s Concours and people’s choice Concours. WMR will host a Porsche-only corral with a Welcome / Hospitality tent located on the north end of the racetrack area. You MUST arrive by 11:00 am to park in the corral. $20 entry fee ($18 if pre-registered) or have your car judged for $25 ($22 if pre-registered). More information can be found at this link. One last tip – if your car is newer than 1994 please tell them at the entry gate – otherwise you will be sent to the general public parking area.

WHEN: Saturday, August 3; gates open at 7:00 am
WHERE: Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI

Grand Prix of Grattan

Registration is now open for the annual WMR high performance driver education event at Grattan Raceway. For those of you new to HPDE events, this is a fun, safe way to learn how to drive at speed. You will have classroom time along with seat time with an instructor, all designed to help you understand what it is like to drive on a racetrack. Put Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 on your calendar. You can find additional information on the Grattan event page. To register, please go to https://clubregistration.net/.

WHEN: Saturday September 7 and Sunday September 8. Track registration and tech inspection begins at 8:00.
WHERE: Grattan Raceway Park, 7201 Lassiter Road, Belding, MI

IROC III

Join us for the final event of the 45th season of this iconic inter-regional race of champions. Next up is WMR’s event, which will be held at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI. No experience required, but a Snell-approved (2010 or later) helmet is. And by the way, if you’ve got some friends who don’t have a Porsche but are interested in participating, they’re invited too.

WHEN: Sunday, September 29 beginning at 9:00 am
WHERE: US 131 Motorsports Park, 1249 12th Street, Martin, MI 49070