Annual Dinner Events
Dinner Events are typically held three times per year concurrent with the vintage race weekends in May, July, and September in Elkhart Lake. All three dinner events include a pre-dinner reception and a full course sit down dinner followed by a Program featuring luminaries from sports car racing past and present.
Remember, HRC members receive a discount on the dinner reservation. If you would like to become a member, please click on the “Become an HRC Member – Sign Up Today” page.
Fall HRC Dinner Event
The Fall HRC dinner and program will be held at Road America on Thursday September 14. The event will include a chance to do a Sunset Cruise in your own car on the racecourse. Members are encouraged to bring a “sporty” car to enjoy the Sunset Cruise. Following the Sunset Cruise will be a cash bar and a sumptuous Wisconsin buffet dinner from Millhome Super Club in the Tufte Center, which will be followed by the evenings program by HRC Member Ron Nelson entitled “Nonagenarian to Share Memories from Road America, Wilmont, Meadowdale, The Brick Yard, Watkins Glen, and of The Drivers Who Became Famous”.
Ron Nelson started his Motorsports photographic journey in 1956. His photos capture the spectacular evolution of road racing from the days of privately funded car enthusiasts with a passion for speed, to an entertainment industry that requires massive sponsorship. Thru Ron we witness the transition of race cars from an era requiring simultaneous heel/toe manipulation of the brake/accelerator pedal with each arm performing a different function, to paddle shifters and technical control of mechanical functions via computer. Ron witnessed an era where driver fatality occurred with unfortunate regularity, to a time of incredible advances in safety design that prevent driver injury during significant accidents.
Ron’s recollections of car designers, the cars, and driver is not to be missed. Photos of stories of all the significant players……..Clark/Cooper/Graham/Moss/Miles/Heuer/Pabst/Wuesthoff/Devine/Jeffords/Penkse/Shelby/Hall/Sharp/Neuman/Hass/Cunningham/Fitch/Follmer/Hobbs/Redman/Donohue/Ruby/Foyt/Gurney/Hansgen/…..and others in road racing and Indy Car history will be shared.
Nelson’s Book “A Photo Pass to the Amazing 1960’s” A photo journey from Road America, The Indy 500, Watkins Glen F1, Meadowdale, and Much More contains many more photos than can be displayed on September 14, and will be available for purchase.
The complete agenda for the evening is as follows:
4:15 PM-Members arrive at Gate 6 of Road America, sign the waiver, follow the HRC signs up the hill to the HRC designated parking area.
4:45PM-Drivers Meeting for Sunset Cruise Participants run by longtime SCCA racer and HRC Board Member Mike Froh.
5:15PM-Sunset Cruise Laps Begin.
5:30PM-Entry at Gate 6 for Members and Guests for the Cash Bar and Dinner Event.
5:30PM-Cash Bar Opens at Tufte Center.
5:45PM-Sunset Cruise Laps End.
7:00Pm-Buffet Dinner in the Tufte Center followed by the Program presented by Ron Nelson.
9:00PM-At the Conclusion of the dinner event exit through Gate 6 and have a good evening.
This is a unique opportunity and is expected to be a highly entertaining event for all our HRC Members and guests. So, make your reservations as soon as possible because space is limited. Make your reservations online at www.historicracecars.com. or download the reservation form and mail it in to HRC PO Box 51, Elkhart Lake, WI, 53020.
$50.00 Member, $60.00 Non-Member.
Each additional guest $50.00 Member, $60.00 Non-Member.
Please note that Non-Member reservations are subject to space availability.