BY KICK OFF EVENT CHAIR JOHN ENGSTROM
We have a date for the 2018 Spring Kick-Off! I ask myself, am I early or just wishing the winter away already?
The show will take place on Saturday, May 12th and will once again be in Osseo, MN. It has been a pleasure to work with Osseo on the event and they go way out of their way to assure that things are set up for us. I expect to begin meetings with them after the first of the year. The feature club this year is the MG T so we hope to see a lot of really nice T Series MG’s there this year. One different thing this year is that we need to have an event permit, this is a new system that Osseo has implemented and should be no problem for us.
We have had inquiries from other clubs that had not displayed before so I am excited to possibly include some new clubs in the show. I talked today (at an event) with the former Osseo Mayor as well as a few other people about Osseo and they were looking forward to the 2018 event.
As I think about the wrapping up of this driving season, I wish I was able to make it to more events, which is something that I think about every year. Next year I will do more, go to more and spend more time just driving. I planned on going to the Waumandee hillclimb this year, as well as the airport speed runs but just did not have the time. Well, next year I will make it, which is the same thing I said last year but next year will be better, which I also said last year…Hopefully we can see more people at our InterMarque Picnics and other multi-club events. Because, the InterMarque is much more than a Spring Kick Off Car show.
As many of you may know by now, we have lost our website host. We have decided to use this opportunity to re-examine how InterMarque engages readers and promotes events. In addition to updating our email notices and subscription features we are looking at ways to evolve the Monthly content to be easier to browse online and to link directly to events, maps, etc. Stay tuned!