Region Calendar

May
18
Fri
2018
Central Wisconsin PCA Spring Waterfalls Driving Tour
May 18 – May 20 all-day

Central Wisconsin Region PCA
Spring “Waterfalls” Tour across Northern Wisconsin

May 18-20, 2018

**TOUR IS FULL. No more reservations are being accepted.**

After winter departs and the snow melts, the spring run-off creates stunning flows through the waterfalls of northern Wisconsin. These will be the focal points of the spring tour. If you would like to car caravan to our first destination, on Friday, May 18, we will first gather at the Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau for an early lunch at 11:00 AM. From
there, we will car caravan to a second gathering place at Kwik Trip in Chippewa Falls at approximately 2:00 PM. Or if you prefer to take your own route, you are welcome meet the group directly at the Days Inn, Duluth, MN (by Miller Hill Mall) where will spend Friday night.     Days Inn Duluth   All rooms have 2 queen beds, non-smoking, for the discounted rate of $109.95 plus tax. Call the hotel directly at 218-464-6728 to make your reservation and tell them you are with the “Porsche Club”. Friday night dinner is TBA.

Saturday, May 19, we will trek to and visit Pattison, Amnicon Falls, and Copper Falls State Parks.  Time permitting, we may also visit Potato River Falls County Park.   You will need to purchase a day pass to visit the state parks if you don’t already have a seasonal sticker. Actual driving time is approximately three hours.

The tour will conclude at the Americinn in Ironwood, MI. Again, you need to call the hotel directly at 906-932-7200 and tell them you are with the “Porsche Club” to get your block discounted room rate of $110 plus tax. All rooms have two queen beds, non-smoking.  Saturday evening dinner is TBA.

Sunday, May 20, is “rise and shine” at your leisure and take whatever route brings you joy to safely return home.  The tour is limited to 15 cars and all hotel rooms are first come, first served. No hotel or tour reservations will be accepted after April 16.

Once you have made your reservations, you must e-mail Laura Prellwitz at lprellwitz@att.net to confirm your participation in the tour. You will then be officially added to the roster, and will continue to be updated with more details as the event approaches.

 

Spring 2018 Tour announcement

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Porsche On the Mac
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

Hello Porsche Club of America members,

Motor-Stadt Region would like to invite everyone that owns a Porsche to the very first “Beauty & The Bridge – Porsche On The Mac event.”  This event will take place the weekend of August 17-19, 2018.   The major feature of this gala event will be a police escorted caravan from St. Ignace on the north end of the 5-mile bridge across the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan to Mackinaw City and perhaps back.  Members from all PCA regions are invited.

The communities on each end of the bridge have become a hub of summertime car shows, bridge drives, and related gearhead activities.  Many car clubs and motorized vehicle groups have successfully staged bridge-drive events based in either of the two towns- Jeeps, Mustangs, Corvettes, Mini Coopers, ATV /ORVs, tractors, trucks, even hearses! Just as a point of reference, the 2017 Corvette event registered 239 cars, with 191 cars crossing the bridge.  Last summer’s Mini-Cooper gathering attracted over 1,300 cars!  Porsches certainly could and should be able to be equivalently represented.

In addition to the bridge drive, the weekend will feature a car show on Saturday afternoon followed by evening entertainment and cocktail party on the St. Ignace marina dock, culminating with fireworks over the harbor.  By extending your visit to Sunday (highly recommended) you can choose a driving tour through Michigan’s scenic eastern Upper Peninsula or northern Lower Peninsula or maybe a gimmick rally or scavenger hunt (planning is still going on).  The day can be topped off with movies by the bay at American Legion Park.

St. Ignace is one of the most beautiful communities on the Great Lakes, with many choices for lodging and dinning.  Other local attractions include the Kewadin Casino, Mackinac Island, Historic Mill Creek, and Fort Michilimackinac.The country and water in the vicinity of the bridge is spectacular and offers many attractions.

Hope to see everyone on the bridge

Don Dickmann

Past President – Motor-Stadt Region

Crossing The Mighty Mac.

The Mackinac Bridge spans the Straits of Mackinac, connecting the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 4.99 mile suspension bridge is the gateway to the North for over 4 million vehicles a year. Views of the Straits from the bridge are spectacular.

Details:
PCA-Porsche on the Mac

Registration Info:
Porsche on the Mac – Registration

The Fox Valley Region will participate in planning for this event. Stay tuned for more details but be sure to save these days on your calendar.