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Ardis Schaaf – 1932 – 2020

We are saddened to let our members know that long-time member Ardis Schaaf, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 30. She and her husband Jim have been members of Western Michigan Region since 1998. They were active members, attending a number of events and connecting us with the Blendon Pines Gun Club, where we hold our Sporting Clays event. You can find her obituary here. At her request, there will be no services. As is our custom, we have created a photo gallery of pictures featuring Ardis from past events, which you can find here.

Grattan Registration is Open!

We will be holding the annual Lloyd LaHuis Memorial Grattan Grand Prix event on September 12 and 13. Registration is now open – head on over to the clubregistration website. You can find more information about the event at this link.

Events are Back!

Finally, in-person events are starting to take shape once again. Some of the first, although not necessarily WMR-only events, are going to be held at the Gilmore Car Museum which is once again open. Here’s our list:

  • Red Barns Lite – this is put on by the Gilmore. Saturday, August 1. Stay tuned for more details or visit the Gilmore Car Museum website.
  • Air-Cooled Show. This is another Gilmore event. Saturday, August 8.

Porsches on the Mac

Motor-Stadt Region has sadly decided to cancel this year’s event due to COVID-19 and circumstances arising from it beyond their control. You can read more about that by clicking here to read a communication from our Zone 4 representative, Lori Schutz.

WMR BBQ Event

The Porsche’s and BBQ at the Bursk’s is officially on unless something changes last minute. We can’t wait to see everyone and finally be able to be together as a group again. If you have not attended previously we have lots of room to social distance! This year we will be making our pulled pork again and also pork belly burnt ends. We will start at 6:30 and if weather permits have a nice fire going in the fire pit for S’mores after dinner.

Please bring:
1. a side or dessert to share
2. a mask to wear
3. a lawn chair if you want to sit outside

WHEN: Saturday, August 15 @6:30 PM
WHERE: The Bursk Home – if you don’t know the location, please ask CB when you RSVP
RSVP: RSVP by August 8 to CB

IROC!

In spite of COVID-19 this year, we have decided to have a safe, masked, and socially-distanced IROC season, in our 46th year as PCA’s longest continual inter-regional event. We won’t be able to do in-car instruction for novices, but we will use a “lead-follow” approach to help new autocrossers learn the proper line around the course. While Motorstadt Region won’t have an official event this year, the other two regions, including WMR will. Click here for more details.
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2020; registration and tech inspection opens at 9:00 am (WMR’s event)
WHERE: Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
QUESTIONS: Event Host is Michael Betz; 616.460.8880 / mmbetz189@gmail.com