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P4-2019-11-12 – The Team did a good job, all year around

Dear SEM Members

The November/December 2019 issue and the January/February 2020 issue of the P4 are combined issues. While writing this column I realize this is already the last issue of 2019.It is time to thank all the people who have contributed to the enjoyment of the successful year 2019 with SEM.A BIG Thank You to all the people who work behind the scene.The Board Of Directors:

  • Steve Carbary (DE-Chair and Insurance Chair)
  • Michael Cohen (Dealership Liaison and Swap Meet)
  • Walter Crump (Vice-President, Spring Tour and Fall Color Tour)
  • Howard Gilson (Past President, National Safety Inspector, Tech Session Chair and Drive Your Porsche Day)
  • Lisa Molzon (Membership)
  • Marc Molzon (Immediate Past President and Chief Driving Instructor)
  • Lucas Phan (Driving Tour Chair)
  • Fred Young (Secretary, National Concours Judge and Region Concours Chair)

The Club Officers:

  • Chrissy Crowe (Charity/Community Work and Parade Volunteer)
  • Dennis Denyer (Past President and National Liaison)
  • Patti  Door (Past President, Parade Hospitality Chair, Region Chair of: Picnic,
  • Silent Auction & Ladies Only Drive)
  • Erik Ohrnberger (Webmaster)
  • Mark Vander Eyk (P4 Managing Editor)
  • Jim Williams (Treasurer)
  • Almost everybody volunteered at the Street Survival School.

Many other people played important roles to make things happen. We are fortunate to have several past presidents actively involved. It looks like there are many of them, but we always can use more help.
Thank you all, especially the people I forgot to mention!

Happy Anniversary to Munk’s Motors
On September 20thMunk’s Motors celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

The parking lot at Munk’s Motors was packed on September 21st, but not for a Porsche tech session. On first glance it looked like a Volkswagen Bus reunion, but I saw quite a few SEM members. Also a closer look – and a listen – revealed much more: it was Munk’s 50th anniversary party. From 7-11 pm, Munk’s celebrated servicing imported cars since the Summer of Love.

To establish the ‘Summer of Love” theme, Gerych’s in Fenton provided tie-dyed tablecloths and helped transform the whole shop into a comfortable party venue for 140 people complete with cocktail tables outside and dinner tables inside. Local band Slowfoot played three sets of soulful, blistering classic blues rock underneath a big tent in the parking lot. The aroma of Dickey’s BBQ Pit wafted all the way out the door and past the bar.

The music, the classic Bus corral and the tie-dye tablecloths all helped thread the past 50 years to the present and thanks to an unseasonably warm evening, it turned out to be a great night for an indoor/outdoor party.

Porsche GT-Team wins all titles at the Petit Le Mans Season Finale
The Porsche GT Team concluded the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season by winning the manufacturer, driver and team titles. At the final round of the season at Road Atlanta, the two Porsche 911 RSR flying the Coca-Cola colors finished in positions five and six.

Fall Color Tour and Dinner 2019 (video)
On Sunday October 20th, Lucas Phan and Walter Crump ran our last driving tour of 2019. It was a great success with about 66 cars. The 85 mile route took us through some very nice areas of Michigan. Our Past President Howard Gilson had following comments: “As always this event is the club’s biggest driving tour. The fall weather being 70 degrees and sunny made for a fantastic driving event. Everyone with a convertible had their tops down. The tour route was well planned with easy to understand directions. The traffic lights split up the groups a little and the road were in good condition, even for Michigan. Everyone had a good time from what I saw on social media after the event”.
You will find a detailed Recap of the event in the next issue of the P4.

November and December events are coming up Have you marked your personal calendar?
Please see page 4 for the complete SEM/PCA Calendar and online at sem.pca.org for the most up-to-date information.

November 8th is SEM/PCA Annual Membership Dinner
New Registration Deadline: November 7th

December 7th is SEM/PCA Annual Holiday Party
Registration deadline is December 1st

You have a new idea for an event?
May it be a social event, a driving tour etc., just contact any Board Member. They will be open and happy to hear your thoughts and ideas.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you in 2020.

Thank you,
Gretus Hoogestraat,
SEM President