Wisconsin Section

Presidents Message Jun - July 2017

Presidents Message Jun - July 2017


As spring winds down and we head into summer, the Wisconsin Section’s events are at full throttle. We recently enjoyed two Tech Sessions, Black Forest on April 15 and new for this year, a Tech Session at Prestige Auto Works May 13.  Read about both elsewhere in this newsletter. Thank you to Mike McKinney of Black Forest, and Keith Raskin and Chris Zdroik of Prestige for hosting these fine events. Speaking of the Prestige tech session, check out the photo of the 190 on the cover of this issue. That car was painted by Prestige 20 years ago, and it still looks like new!


On May 20th, our Drive to Dine to Road America and their Spring Vintage weekend will have occurred when you read this, and I want to take this opportunity to thank John Ledbury for organizing that event.


Looking ahead, join us June 10th as we Drive to Dine in Green Bay at The 1919 Kitchen & Tap in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Not only will you enjoy driving your beloved Benz to Lambeau Field and the friendship and camaraderie with your fellow members, you’ll also get a chance to win one of four (4) $50.00 gift certificates to the Green Bay Packers Gift Shop. No purchase required, just be there! After lunch, visit the Packers Hall of Fame, take a Champion’s Tour of Lambeau, or both.


Starry Nights will be July 14th, and Show & Glow August 5th. We will celebrate Oktoberfest September 9th and a tech session with Umansky Motor Cars on Oct 12 as well.


More information on Starry Nights, Show & Glow and Oktoberfest can be found elsewhere in this newsletter, and check the Upcoming Events Calendar for all future events. Some have seating limitations and/or reservation deadlines, so I encourage you to put all these events on your calendar NOW and join us for as many upcoming events as you can. You will have a good time, meet new members, renew old friendships, and take maximum advantage of your membership.  Got any ideas for an event? It can be as simple as a Drive to Dine, a Benz & Breakfast, or a trip to a sporting event or other venue. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get them to myself or one of our board members.


Finally, please join me in welcoming our newest members as of May 18th: 

Matt Basile                                         Tema & Harry Goetz

Barbara Lafollette                               Sean Lewis

Douglas & Joanna Salminen                James Thompson  

I hope to meet all of you at an upcoming event.

Thank you to all of our members. You are the ones that make this organization successful.


Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton
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