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Spring Color Tour to Cincinnati cancelled
April 18 @ 11:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm EDT$10
3/20/2020 Special Notice: Event cancelled. Full refunds for the $10/person Auto Tour were made thru PayPal to your credit card account you paid with and you should have recieved an email confirmation from PayPal. Bob Snider, Event Chair. Next year’s Spring Color Tour will be April 17-18, 2021. Save the date now and stay safe! See you next year!
Spring Color Auto Tour Weekend to Cincinnati
April 18 @ 11:00 am – April 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Morristown, IN to Cincinnati, OH
GPS Start Location Saturday, April 18: Kopper Kettle Inn, 135 W. Main St., Morristown, IN 46161 (19 miles or 1/2 hr. east of I-465 via US 52 E.) 765-763-6767.
Schedule: Saturday, April 18: 11 AM optional Lunch at Kopper Kettle Inn. Restaurant opens at 11 AM.
- Noon: Registration Opens at Kopper Kettle Inn.
- 12:30 PM: Driver’s Meeting at Kopper Kettle Inn.
- 1 PM: First Car Out on 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hr. auto tour of SE Indiana and northern KY.
- 4 PM: Hotel Rooms available. Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter, Covington, KY.
- 6:30 PM: optional Dinner at Hofbrauhaus, Newport, KY.
- Sunday, April 19: 9 AM included Buffet Breakfast at 10 West Restaurant at Marriott.
- 11 AM: Hotel Checkout.
- 11:30 AM: Driver’s Meeting at Covington Landing Circle.
- Noon: Caravan to Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.
- 2 PM: optional Lunch at Taft’s Ale House, Over-the-Rhine Historic District, Cincinnati.
- 3 PM: Weekend over with 90 mile/90 minute drive back to I-465 via Interstates.
Hotel Reservations: Make your optional Saturday night reservations now:
Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, KY
A block of 16 Deluxe King Bed Ohio River View Rooms are being held until March 21 at the above private website link for the Porsche Club at the highly-discounted renovation rate of $170/night at the spectacular Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, Kentucky and includes a really nice Sunday Buffet Breakfast for two in their 10 West Restaurant. Please note that the hotel lobby and restaurant are currently undergoing a new remodeling with everything done by the end of March. A few temporary partitions may still be up in the lobby area when we visit. All guest rooms were remodeled in early 2019. Note: All hotel rooms were cancelled and everyone with prior reservations was sent an email cancellation confirmation on March 23-24, 2020. We have already made our group reservations for next year with the same hotel for April 17, 2021. They will start taking our Porsche Club reservations in January, 2021. See you next year on April 17-18, 2021!
Redesigned Rooms for 2019!
Where we start the weekend on Saturday:
Kopper Kettle Inn Lunch 11 AM, Morristown, IN
2016 Champagne Toast!
The weekend starts off with an optional 11 am Lunch at the very charming Kopper Kettle Inn in Morristown (19 miles or 30 minutes east of I-465 via US 52 East) – famous for pan fried chicken and their $12 Saturday Lunch Special of chicken salad that includes a glass of champagne! Registration opens at noon at the Inn and the required Driver’s Meeting is there at 12:30 PM with first car out at 1 pm. The three plus hours of some of the best sports car roads and historic German towns in southeastern Indiana, ends with an optional check-in at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, KY (rooms available after 4 pm) and optional dinner at the Newport, KY Hofbrauhaus at 6:30 pm.
Newport, KY Hofbrauhaus 6:30 PM.
Owned by the world-famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany, serving the same great German food and brewing their famous Hofbrauhaus German Lager Beer (and other beers), in a large German Bier Hall with lots of German Polka Band Music to accompany our dinner. Group Reservations have been made for the Porsche Club at 6:30 PM. You don’t want to miss this favorite dining event of the Porsche Club Spring Color Tour. Always a great time! Oompah, oompah!
Sunday Auto Tour:
Sunday starts with the hotel-included 9 am Sunday Buffet Brunch with hotel checkout at 11 AM, Sunday Driver’s Meeting at 11:30 AM with Sunday Auto Tour leaving at Noon to Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum .
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum 12:30 PM.
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum (2nd largest non-profit cemetery in the US) on the north side of Cincinnati is celebrating their 175th Anniversary in 2020 with a special event weekend in late August and will not be repeating their annual History in Bloom event in April. So, we should have the entire cemetery and arboretum to ourselves for our auto tour through the 450 acres of hilly and winding roads, colorful flowering trees, shrubs, flowers, lakes, fountains and woods, which is not to be missed! Spring Grove is one of the most beautiful cemetery/arboretums you will ever visit and it is at its best in April!
Taft’s Ale House, Over-The-Rhine Historic District 2 PM, Cincinnati, OH.
After Spring Grove, we venture down to Taft’s Ale House for a late lunch at 2 pm in this amazing old restored German church in the Over-the-Rhine Historic District that has been converted into a brewpub with great beers and food (try the tri-tip steak sandwich!). We should all be done on Sunday by 3:00 pm with only a 90 minute (90 miles) drive back to I-465 and Indy.
Taft’s Ale House
Event cancelled, registration closed on 3/20/2020. Register for the $10/person Auto Tour by changing the number in the Tickets Box below to the number in your party and then click “Get Tickets” to pay by credit card. You will receive email confirmations from CIR and PayPal.
We hope to see everyone in Cincinnati for a fantastic weekend! Go for one day or two.
Bob & Brigitta Snider, Tourmeisters
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