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Spring Color Tour to Cincinnati

April 29 @ 11:00 am - April 30 @ 3:00 pm EDT



Cincinnati skyline at night from our hotel rooms!

CIR Spring Color Tour Weekend to Cincinnati April 29 – 30, 2023

CIR’s Annual Spring Color Auto Tour to Cincinnati will again return to Cincinnati this year with optional overnight accommodations at the spectacular, completely newly renovated Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, KY with dramatic views from our rooms of the downtown Cincinnati skyline, Ohio River and the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.  Porsche Club Group Discount of $249/night gets you a Deluxe King Bed Room with Ohio River View and includes Sunday Buffet Breakfast for 2 at their 10 West Restaurant.  Please make your own hotel reservations now by using our private Porsche Club hotel reservation website https://book.passkey.com/go/porscheclubapr2023.  Our highly discounted Porsche Club Group Rate expires (along with this private reservation website) on April 7, 2023.  After this date rooms will be on a “space and rate available basis” at this very busy and popular hotel.

2017 Champagne Toast at Kopper Kettle Inn – Morristown, IN

German Oldenburg, IN

Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter second from right – Covington, KY

The weekend begins on Saturday, April 29 with an optional Porsche Club Lunch at 11 AM at the very charming Kopper Kettle Inn located at 135 W. Main St., Morristown, Indiana 46161 (19 miles or 1/2 hour east of I-465 via US 52 East).  Because of our very large group (48 for lunch last year!), you have to choose in advance from three set lunch menu items: Saturday Lunch Special Chicken Salad topped with toasted almonds, served with Fresh-baked Dinner Rolls with apple butter, Tossed Salad with choice of homemade dressing, Fresh Fruit, Chunky Applesauce, Potato Chips, Fresh Muffin, Ice Cream Sundae and Glass of Champagne for $13.95 or their famous Golden Pan-Fried Chicken (lunch serving), including Tossed Salad with choice of dressing, Creamy Whipped Potatoes with Hoosier-Style Creamed Gravy, Country Seasoned Green Beans, Dinner Rolls with apple butter, Ice Cream Sundae & Champagne for $15.95 or their Vegetable Plate with Dessert and Champagne for $13.95 plus tax & gratuity.   We will be seated in their Terrace Room and an adjacent room.

On-site Registration opens at Noon on Saturday at the Kopper Kettle Inn with a required Driver & Navigator’s Meeting at 12:30 PM on their covered Patio and First Car Out at 1 PM on a 150-mile (3 – 1/2) hr. Driving Tour of some of the best sports car roads in Southeastern Indiana, historic German towns (including a stop in very German Oldenburg) and some of the best restaurants in the tri-state area.  We finish around 4:30 – 5:30 PM in Covington, KY to either check into our hotel rooms at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter or head on over to the Hofbrauhaus in neighboring Newport, KY for a Porsche Club Group Dinner at 6:30 PM.  The Hofbrauhaus Newport is owned by the world-famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany and serves their same famous HB lager beer and German specialties along with many other popular foods on their extensive menu.  We will be seated in their outdoor Bier Garten and there will be live entertainment by their in-house German Band in the adjacent Bier Hall!


Newport, KY Hofbrauhaus Bier Girl             Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum – Cincinnati

Taft’s Ale House – Cincinnati

Sunday, April 30 will start with an included (for hotel guests) Porsche Club Buffet Breakfast at the hotel’s 10 West Restaurant anytime from 7 – 10 AM with hotel checkout at 11 AM.  Sunday Driver’s Meeting at 11:30 AM in the coned-off Bus Lane in front of the hotel on RiverCenter Blvd. (line cars up facing West) and leaving at Noon for a 1 – 1/2 hr. Driving Tour of the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum on the north side of Cincinnati.  It is the second largest cemetery in the US.  All their champion flowering trees, shrubs and flower beds should be in full bloom on our hilly, winding drive around several lakes thru the 450-acre Arboretum.  They have more lakes than any cemetery in the US, several fountains and a waterfall, plus many large elaborate architectural family mausoleums.  After the auto tour we will retire to Taft’s Ale House (a very unique converted German Evangelical church) in the German Over-the-Rhine Historic District of Cincinnati for a late lunch at 2 PM.  They are famous for their tri-tip steak sandwiches and grilled alehouse onions.  The weekend should end around 3 PM with only a 101-mile (90 minute) all-Interstate drive via I-74 back to I-465 and Indianapolis.

The Auto Tour for the weekend costs $10/person and includes a printed schedule, map & route instructions along with the costs of putting together the weekend.  All meals are on your own with separate checks arranged.  Register below for the Auto Tour in the Tickets Box by changing the “O” to the number in your party and clicking on “Get Tickets” to go to our PayPal page to pay via credit card.  You will receive an email confirmation from both CIR and PayPal, if your registration is successful.  And be sure to make your hotel reservations now for a great Porsche Club weekend!

See you in Cincinnati in late April!  Go for one day or two!

Bob & Brigitta Snider, Tourmeisters

Questions:  bsniderjr1977@comcast.net or 765-760-2579 cell.  Please send me an email and let me know whether you and your guest want either Chicken Salad, Fried Chicken or the Vegetable Plate for Saturday’s Lunch at the Kopper Kettle Inn in Morristown at 11 AM.

Further Info:

Kopper Kettle Inn GPS:  135 W. Main St., Morristown, IN 46161.  (765) 763-6767.  Opens at 11 AM Saturday, April 29.  Park free in lot west of restaurant.

Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter GPS:  10 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011 (859) 261-2900.  Park in pay garage behind hotel and enter off Madison Ave.:  Self-Park $10/24 hrs. or $1.50/hr. (No in/out privileges) or $30/24 hrs. Valet Parking in front of hotel drive-up with free in/out privileges.

Newport Hofbrauhaus GPS:  200 E. 3rd St., Newport, KY 41071.  $5 to self-park in adjacent lot.  No Valet Parking.





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April 29 @ 11:00 am EDT
April 30 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
10 West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011-1463 United States
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