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Life in the Motor Cities Gruppe

Motor Cities Gruppe Annual Pot Luck Dinner

January 23, 2017
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Hello friends,  I secured the date of February 11, 2017 for our annual pot luck at Leon & Lulu, starts at 5 pm sharp.
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 The Clawson Theater
14 . West 14 Mile Road, Clawson, MI
1 mile West of I-75 on 14 Mile Road

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This years pot luck will take place at their new venue next door, The Clawson Theater.  Park on the West side of the Theater building, enter via the side entrance.  This new venue is a lunch room café and tea room.  It has seating and room for all our dishes with plenty of shopping on hand also. 
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Please RSVP to me and let me know what you can contribute for dinner.
Pick one or more of the following so I can fill in the blanks before I arrive: Entrée, salad, potato, pasta, appetizer, dessert.
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Please bring your own wine or beer, I will bring water and some varieties of soda.
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Check out the new venue before hand, and go to their web site www.leonandlulu.com
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See you there!
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Barbara and your 356 MCG friends.
skirmants@hughes.net
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Motor Cities Gruppe Holiday Party

November 3, 2016
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th, 2016

THE FOREST LAKE COUNTRY CLUB

1401 Club Drive Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Forest Lake Country Club is located just off of Square Lake Road, West of Telegraph. The party starts at 3 pm for appetizers, cash bar and socializing. Dinner will be served at 4pm and is a station buffet style with a very nice variety. The actual menu will be posted here soon, but last year we had a fabulous salad bar, prime rib, salmon, and a hot station risotto bar with condiments that you could add to your risotto like spinach and several cheeses.
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There is a charge of $60.00 each this year and is well worth the price.  The setting is beautiful, the view over the lake at sunset was peaceful and relaxing,  NO work for anyone in the club, just arrive and enjoy.
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Please CLICK HERE to RSVP to Barb Skirmants
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Also, please send checks ahead of time for the event made out to The Motor Cities Gruppe to Barb at:
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Motor Cities Gruppe

3359 Kings Mill Road

North Branch, MI 48461

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This always a terrific party and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Sebastian’s Open House at ArborMotion

August 21, 2016
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All Gruppe members are sincerely invited to attend!

 

Saturday August 27th, 2016

4pm to 8 pm

ArborMotion

669 State Circle

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

734-761-1088

www.arbormotion.com

 

The open house is less than a week away and some of you have not yet opened the emailed invitation so I wanted to get the word out. I would love for you all to attend. Details are below, and if you have not already sent me an RSVP you can do so at sebastian@arbormotion.com

 

Directions are HERE

 

I look forward to seeing everybody there!

 

ArborMotion Sebastian Invite

 

 

Please RSVP for the Harbor Springs / Alden Car Show Weekend!

July 21, 2016
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Hello friends,   I need your RSVP if you are going to Harbor Springs / Alden car show with us.  We are making arrangements for a catered dinner at Dave and Mary Hinz hideout garage in Harbor Springs, so I must have your RSVP so Mary and Dave can order the food.  Friday, August 12, 6 pm  directions to follow after I get your reservation.  I anticipate about $25.00 each for the dinner so please plan ahead to make this easier for all of us.

Please RSVP HERE

Thank you!!!!

Barbara

Dave and Mary Hinz

 


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The Last One…….

July 11, 2016
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For the last few years, Dave and Diane Burton (the Prez and his first lady of the Gruppe) have hosted the Gruppe picnic at their home on Oxbow Lake.


Next year it will return to the Skirmants’ home in North Branch where it was held for many, many years also. The difference is that the picnic will never go back to the Burton’s house on Oxbow Lake as they are building a new home just a tad further away.

This year’s swan song did not disappoint as Dave and Diane once again ordered up perfect weather. The cars were again spread around circular drive as we sat inside the well kept garage turned social center/dining room.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dave’s Toy Barn is always a treat to spend time in, I am guessing that the Man Cave in the new diggs will also be as cool……

 

Thanks again to Dave and Diane for opening their home to the Gruppe these last few years, next year they deserve a break and we will all be gathered and relaxing at the Skirmants’ for the Gruppe Picnic 2017.


 

Caravan to Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix this Saturday

June 22, 2016
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I know this is short notice, but please join us for a one day trip to the Vintage races at the beautiful Mid-Ohio Race Course in Lexington Ohio this Saturday June 25th, 2016.We will take back roads most of the way to watch our local racers (including Vic Skirmants) run qualifiers on Saturday.

 

The open paddock alone is worth the trip if you’ve never been or have not attended for a while.

 

Of course there are plenty of Porsches in the paddock…

But also parked everywhere too…

Saturday is the best day to go if you only attend one day because of the infield parking by make. There is always something new to see.

 

 

I’ll be leaving at 7:00am from Ann Arbor, but if that is not convenient we can meet in Toledo/Perrysburg and go from there. We will arrive at the track around 10:00am and spend a few hours enjoying the entire experience before returning via back roads to Michigan.

 

Please RSVP to Sebastian at sebastian@arbormotion.com

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING GRUPPE PICNIC ON July 10th

June 22, 2016
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This year’s Motor Cities Gruppe Picnic is Sunday July 10th from Noon until the last car leaves. It is being hosted once again at the fabulous home of Dave and Diane Burton.

We will have the same format as last year; the club will furnish the meat entrees (ribs & chicken) while the members will bring their choice of side dish, salad or dessert. Please RSVP and let us know what you are bringing so that we don’t end up with too many of one thing and none of another. Home made goods seem to be more popular than store-bought (judging by leftovers). Please call Diane at 248-698-3045 or email me at djburton@sbcglobal.net to RSVP

The club also furnishes water and soft drinks, anything else please bring your own. If anyone would like to swim in the lake, bring a swimsuit and towel

 

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Our address is:
10805 Oxbow Lakeshore Dr.
White Lake, MI 48386
(East off Teggerdine Rd., 2nd street South of M-59)

356’s come up the driveway and park on the lawn by the house, all others please park in the street. We will have the tables set up in the garage as before so the weather won’t affect the event

We look forward to another great picnic!

Dave and Diane





 

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