Spring is around the corner and what does that mean? The annual WMR PCA cookoff (you didn’t think we meant getting cars out of storage, did you?) This year the theme is soup that must include chicken. What does that mean? Anything that can be served with a ladle and clearly includes chicken. Chicken Noodle Soup? Of course! Chicken Chili? Yes, but why, we did that last year? Chicken Curry Soup? You bet! Chicken Gumbo? We’d let that pass. Saffron Chicken and Yellow Rice Soup? I saw that online while looking for recipes, but yes, that would be allowed. You get the idea.
A chef who brings a slow-cooker with at least two quarts of soup enters at no charge and will vie for Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice prizes. If you do not cook, please plan on a $15 cover fee per person (collected at the event) to contribute to the feast. Judges will be selected from non-cooking participants. Hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, and dessert will be provided by the hosts. BYOB/W.
HOSTS: Frank & Raeni Connor
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, beginning at 6:00 pm
WHERE: Home of Frank & Raeni Connor. Address will be provided when you RSVP.
RSVP: email@example.com or call/text 616.822.6725 by Wednesday, March 29, 2023
WMR New Member Gathering – Cars & Coffee
Have you joined the PCA / WMR or transferred to WMR within the last 12 – 24 months? Have you never been to a Club Event or haven’t been to one for while? Would you like to meet your fellow PCA members who share the same passion and love of the Porsche marque? The PCA and the Western Michigan Region is not just about the cars, it’s the people that make the Club what it is! We are a truly a diverse, fun and laid-back group of enthusiasts that enjoys the friendships that are forged through our membership and participation. We would love to meet you or see you again if you have been able to participate in events since joining.
To that end, we would like to cordially invite you to a New Members Cars and Coffee gathering on Saturday April 22nd, so that we can introduce ourselves and the Western Michigan Region of PCA. Please join us for Cars, Coffee and Conversation (and something to eat of course) at Porsche of Grand Rapids.
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, from 9:00am until around 11:00 am
WHERE: Porsche Grand Rapids, 6025 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
RSVP: None required – just stop on by!
April Dinner Drive
Please join us on Saturday, April 29 for a Spring drive and dinner at The Blue Wagyu, a Farm to Fork restaurant located on the Yankee Springs Golf Course specializing in local meats and vegetables (http://the-bluewagyu.com/). A limited menu will be available, with accommodations for dietary restrictions. Scenic views over the golf course and a fantastic staff in addition to great food.
We plan to meet in the parking lot of the Wayland Harding’s (just off US 131) at 2:30 and depart around 3:00 for a leisurely drive around the Yankee Springs are and Barry County. We will end at the restaurant for our 4:30 to 6:00 dinner reservations.
HOSTS: John & Marshall Walters
WHEN: Saturday, April 29. Meet at 2:30; the drive begins at 3:00
WHERE: Hardings in Wayland (exit 64 off US 131)
RSVP: To Marshall by Monday, April 24th via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Grattan Registration NOW OPEN!
This is NOT a typographical error! Chair Greg Currie has revamped the event considerably, including the name. It is now “End of Summer Fun Run” HDPE and PCA National Drivers Instruction. Some members may remember when WMR’s event was three days at Grattan – Friday through Sunday. That is back, with Friday devoted to a PCA National Drivers Instruction event with track time for advanced drivers, while Saturday and Sunday remain with traditional instructed HPDE format. Pizza and adult beverages will be featured Saturday evening. More details will be forthcoming on this site and in Uber Alles, and they are also available at clubregistration.net, where you register for the event. Sign up early – you won’t want to miss this new and improved Grattan long weekend. We have some background information available here.
Porsche Parade 2023
Porsche Parade this year will be held in Palm Springs. PCA National has posters and a website to keep you up to date with the latest information. Click here for March’s poster. And as a reminder, Phase 2 registration opens April 5, 2023.