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Welcome to Rendezvous 2017!
Sugar Lake Lodge

The shores of Sugar Lake and the banks of the Mississippi in Grand Rapids beckon you to "Race to the Rapids" for the 2017 Vintage Sports Car Rendezvous June 1-4.

 
With Sugar Lake Lodge as the focal point of weekend activities and accommodations at other Grand Rapids inns, there are plenty of rooms for everyone to enjoy the hospitality of the Minnesota Austin Healey Club and the citizens of the Greater Grand Rapids area.  
  Those wanting an early start on the weekend can arrange a relaxing - or at least challenging - round of golf Thursday at the lodge's 18-hole course. Tee times can be made directly with the pro shop.
   

The official good times begin Thursday afternoon with registration from 3-7:30 p.m.
at 8 p.m., welcoming hospitality begins at the lodge with refreshments, announcements and activities that renew existing friendships and foster new ones.

  Friday will dawn on a variety of activities. Gymkhana enthusiasts will gather at the Grand Rapids Airport at 9 a.m. for the drivers' meeting, followed by pulse-pounding runs until 2:30 p.m. on an autocross course artfully designed by Greg Willodson. If you prefer more sublime driving, take one of several self-guided tours of the surroundings, or meander into charming downtown Grand Rapids for nearby shopping and luncheon opportunities.
Starting at 3:30 p.m. Dave Herreid's team will begin aligning our sports cars around the Grand Rapids town square for a 4-7 p.m. "Sweet Sixteen" Downtown Car Show benefiting the local Boy Scouts  troop.

Each driver will receive a bucket with their registration number on it to place before their car. Townspeople and tourists will be invited to cast as many votes as they wish for their favorites using $1 bill to buy ballots from the scouts. Of course owners may also vote for their cars as often as they want. The bywords are "Vote Early & Often" - just like they do in Chicago.

The 16 sports cars receiving the most ballots will be recognized at Saturday's awards dinner. Food and beverage options will be available on the square and at local restaurants throughout the late afternoon and early evening.


Downtown Car Show

Saturday morning is all about rallying or otherwise enjoying the beauty of the area.

The Fun Rally starting line in front of Sugar Lake Lodge is where you’ll get your Rendezvous 2017 commemorative photos taken, followed by a challenging but enjoyable drive through the scenic greater Grand Rapids region.

Afternoon highlights include a Lakeshore Show & Shine, Wine & Cheese Party and Tech Sessions for the guys. The evening's happy hour and awards dinner will cap weekend activities.

 
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