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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. 

Summer HRC Dinner Event    

The Summer HRC dinner and program will be held at The Throttlestop in Elkhart Lake, Thursday July 11 concurrent with the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America. The program will be “The Milwaukee Automobile Dealers Association, and the Pabst Brewing Company, Host 1912 International Road Race”. The program will be presented by Carl Jensen and Brian Blain, renowned experts on the early years of car racing.                             

Milwaukee hosted the largest sporting event of 1912. The Vanderbilt Cup, and The American Grand Prize (Prix), the most prestigious races in The Americas, historically took place on the East Coast, but came to Milwaukee in 1912. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to mix beer and fast cars, the Pabst Brewing Company supported the October event by sponsoring The Pabst Blue Ribbon Trophy. The Wisconsin Motor Manufacturing Company added to the prize with The Wisconsin Motor Challenge Trophy. The four races attracted spectators from around the globe, and established Wisconsin as a pioneer in international road racing.     

Bring your duster, gloves, goggles, and your appetite to The Throttlestop and learn about Milwaukee’s role in early International Automobile Racing. The “Surf & Turf” menu of marinated beef tenderloin and grilled garlic shrimp will be expertly prepared by Three Guys & a Grill, and Ragtime Racers will display period-correct race cars during the cocktail hour. Hear about the challenges the drivers and cars faced, and the rapid engineering improvements that resulted from racing. Carl Jensen and Brian Blain (not associated with Blain’s Farm & Fleet) will provide the driver/mechanician connection to the past.  A brief bio of Carl Jensen and Brian Blain is attached.

This promises to be a very entertaining evening so make your reservations as early as possible because seating is limited.

Make your reservations online at or download the reservation form and mail it in to HRC PO Box 51, Elkhart Lake, WI, 53020.



$55.00 Member, $65.00 Non-Member.
Each additional guest $55.00 Member, $65.00 Non-Member.

Please note that Non-Member reservations are subject to space availability.