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Spring Color Tour to Cincinnati

April 13 @ 11:00 am - April 14 @ 2:30 pm EDT


Cincinnati skyline at night from our hotel rooms!

Cincinnati Moerlein Lager House Saturday night dinner next to Reds Stadium!

CIR Spring Color Tour Weekend to Cincinnati April 13 -14, 2024

CIR’s Annual Spring Color Auto Tour to Cincinnati will again return to Cincinnati this year with optional overnight accommodations at the spectacular, completely renovated Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, KY with dramatic views from our rooms of the downtown Cincinnati skyline, Ohio River and historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.  20 rooms are being held in the Porsche Club Room Block at the Porsche Club Group Discount of $255/night that gets you a Deluxe King Bed Room with Ohio River View and includes Sunday Buffet Breakfast for 2 at the hotel’s private M Club.  Make you own hotel room reservations using this private Porsche Club Room Reservation website link https://book.passkey.com/go/porscheclub2024  by Tuesday, March 26, 2024.  Only 6 rooms left!  Call the hotel direct at 859-261-2900 and ask reservations to try to put you in the Porsche Club Block.  Space and rate available basis.

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 13 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, we have a set menu and you have to choose in advance from the below 3 lunch menu options by Friday, April 5.  Email me your Saturday Lunch Choices to:


1. Saturday Lunch Special Chicken Salad served on lettuce, topped with toasted sliced almonds, served with fresh fruit, chunky applesauce, potato chips and a fresh muffin and a glass of champagne.  $15.95 plus tax & gratuity, payable at the restaurant.

2. Golden Pan-Fried Chicken (lunch serving), creamy whipped potatoes, Hoosier-style creamed gravy and country seasoned green beans.  $18.95 plus tax & gratuity, payable at the restaurant.

3. Vegetable Plate.  $14.95 plus tax & gratuity, payable at the restaurant.

All above include tossed salad with choice of homemade dressing, fresh-baked dinner rolls and apple butter, ice cream sundae, water, iced tea or lemonade.  We will be seated in their Terrace Room and an adjacent room.

On-site Registration opens at Noon on Saturday, April 13 at the Kopper Kettle Inn with a required Driver & Navigator’s Meeting at 12:30 PM on their covered Patio with 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 across the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge to the Moerlein Lager House in downtown Cincinnati next to the Reds Stadium (Reds are out of town all weekend) for a Porsche Club Group Dinner with group seatings at 5, 6 & 7 PM in their Main Dining Rooms.  Sign up during the Drivers Meeting at the Kopper Kettle Inn.  5 PM Seating is full with attendees not staying overnight and driving directly to the restaurant.

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum – Cincinnati

Taft’s Brewpourium – Cincinnati

New Haven Style APIZZA

Sunday, April 14 will start with an included (for hotel guests) Porsche Club Buffet Breakfast at the hotel’s M Club anytime from 7 – 10 AM with hotel checkout at 11 AM.  Sunday Driver’s Meeting at 11:30 AM on Madison St. next to the hotel (line cars up facing South) 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, 6 1/2-mile 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 the new Taft’s Brewpourium nearby Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum on Spring Grove Avenue for a late lunch at 1:30 PM with plenty of parking in their private lot.  They are famous for their coal-fired New Haven Style APIZZA, wings, salads & calzones. The weekend should end around 2:30 PM with only a 101-mile (90 minute) all-Interstate drive via I-74 back to I-465.

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!

Dress Code for the weekend:  Casual both days.

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 the Saturday, April 13 Lunch at 11 AM at the Kopper Kettle Inn in Morristown, IN by Friday, April 5.

GPS Addresses:

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 or across the street in the Embassy Suites Garage and enter off Madison Ave.:  Self-Park $12/24 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.

Moerlein Lager House GPS:



Riverfront Hotel in Covington, KY | Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter



Event Roster:  (periodically manually updated) as of 4/11/2024

Names/City                                                                         Sat. Lunch CS/FC/V          Sat. Dinner          Hotel      Sun. Lunch    

  1.  Bob & Brigitta Snider/Muncie                                                    2 C. Salad                                2                       1                2
  2. Doug & Kathy Montgomery/Frankfort                                     2 C. Salad                                 2                       1
  3. David & Ellen Weaver/Indy                                                         1 Veg. 1 CS                               2                       1
  4. Art & Dawn Lukowski/Noblesville                                             2 F. Chic                                   2                       1
  5. Steven Townes/Fort Wayne                                                         1 F. Chic                                   1                       1
  6. Todd & Kori Herbst/Fort Wayne                                                0                                                2                       1
  7. Tm & Ann Spotts/Muncie                                                            2 C. Salad                                 2                      1
  8. Koji & Yuri Okamoto/Zionsville                                                 2 F. Chic                                   2                      1
  9. Will Woodward & Gabrielle Stecher/Bloomington                2 F. Chic                                   2                      1
  10. Wilson & Catherine Wilson/Camby                                           0                                                2                      1
  11. Dave & Laura Crampton/Muncie                                               2 C. Salad                                 2                      1
  12. Mark, Juli & Lexi Hall/New Palestine                                       3 F. Chic                                   3                      0
  13. Matthew Schmidt/Fort Wayne                                                    1 F. Chic                                   1                       0
  14. Tony Smith & Sandy Powell/Indy                                              2 C. Salad                                 2                      1
  15. Ian & Christine Former/Spencer                                                2 C. Salad                                 2                      1
  16. Wyatt & Lulu Gilmore/St. Joseph, Michigan                           2 C. Salad                                 2                      1
  17. Grant Gourley/                                                                               0                                                 1                      0
  18. Geovanni Rivera & Guest/Indy                                                  0                                                 2                      0
  19. Roger & Melissa Wilson/Greenwood                                        1 C. Salad & 1 F. Chic             0                      0
  20. Jimmy & Maureen Arata/New Haven                                      2 C. Salad                                 0                      0

  Totals:  20 cars/38 people                    Lunch: 31 – 18 C. Salads, 12 F. Chicken, 1 Veg            Dinner 34         Hotel 14 rooms


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April 13 @ 11:00 am EDT
April 14 @ 2:30 pm EDT
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Bob Snider


Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
10 West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington,KY41011-1463United States
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