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Spring Color Tour to Cincinnati
April 30 @ 11:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm EDT$10.00
Cincinnati skyline at night from our hotel rooms!
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CIR Spring Color Tour Weekend to Cincinnati April 30 – May 1, 2022
CIR’s Annual Spring Color Auto Tour to Cincinnati will again return to Cincinnati this year (after a 2-year Covid-19 absence) 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. You must make your own hotel reservations now by calling the hotel direct at 859-261-2900. Our private Porsche Club hotel reservation website expired on April 15. Mention the Porsche Club to be included in our group and they will do their best to accommodate you.
2017 Champagne Toast at Kopper Kettle Inn – Morristown, IN German Oldenburg, IN
Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter on right – Covington, KY
The weekend begins on Saturday, April 30 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 (54 this 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 beer and German specialties along with many other popular foods on their extensive menu. And we will have live entertainment by their in-house German Band!
Newport, KY Hofbrauhaus Bier Girl Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum – Cincinnati
Taft’s Ale House – Cincinnati
Sunday, May 1 will start with an included (for hotel guests) Porsche Club Buffet Breakfast at the hotel’s M Club Private Room for Porsche Club (next to the Front Desk) 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 (full menu). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-760-2579 cell
Kopper Kettle Inn GPS: 135 W. Main St., Morristown, IN 46161 (765) 763-6767 Opens at 11 AM Saturday, April 30. 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.
Event Roster: (periodically manually updated)
Names/City Sat. Lunch CS/C Sat. Dinner Hotel
- Bob & Brigitta Snider/Muncie 2 C. Salad 2 1 + Sunday
- David Weaver & Ellen Meagher/Indy 1 CS & 1 Veg 2 1
- Ken & Joan Rabbers/Carmel 2 CS 2 1
- Greg & Sharon Smith/Fort Wayne 2 CS 2 1
- Rex & Barb Alexander/Westfield 2 CS 2 1
- Brian McRoberts & Gail Fultz/West Lafayette 1 CS & 1 FC 2 1
- Michael Trout & Mary Koloroutis/Urbana, IL 0 2 1
- Jay & Cathy Halteman/Muncie 2 FC 2 1
- Tony Smith & Sandy Powell/Indy 2 CS 2 1
- Robert & Tammy Dukeshire/Greenwood 2 FC 2 1
- Bill & Catherine Ehlhardt/Indy 2 CS 2 1
- Bruce & Valerie Fleischmann/McCordsville 1 CS & 1 FC 2 1
- James & Maureen Arata/New Haven (FW). 2 CS 2 1 + Sunday
- Roger & Melissa Wilson/Greenwood 1 CS & 1 FC 0 0
- Kevin & Erin Walter/Noblesville 2 CS 2 1
- Chris & Molly Case/Walter’s Guests 2 CS 2 1
- Terry Rohrer & Beth Brown/Walter’s Guests 2 FC 2 Courtyard
- Chris Colella/Walter’s Guest. 1 FC 1 Courtyard
- Carlton & Nicole Harter Bale/Carmel 1 CS & 1 Veg. 2 1
- Roger & Jan Brinkman/Columbus (Sat. Lunch only) 1 CS & 1 Veg 0 0
- George Halleck & Sharon Stewart/Yorktown 2 CS 0 0
- Todd & Bonnie Griffee/Bloomington 2 CS 0 0
- Gary & Jane Melkey/Avon 0 2 1
- Kurt & Beth Brissing/Zionsville 2 CS 2 1
- Gale & Karen Hardwick/Columbus 0 2 0 + Sunday
- Gene & Terri Baker/Bargersville 2 CS 4 0
- Koji & Yuri Okamoto/Zionsville 2 FC 2 1
- David Sherley/New Castle 1 Veg 0 0
- Sidney Heathcock & Guest/Indy 2 FC 2 0
Totals: 56 Attendees 32 CS, 14 FC, 4 Veg 49 Dinners 21 Rooms
28 Cars 50 Lunches
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