Sweet Berry Farm 915 Mitchell's Lane - Middletown Events
Join us on October 9th for the 5th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally!
The Newport Marathon is being held at the same time as this event and the course runs close to Sweet Berry Farm . There will not be road closings but you may encounter slower traffic and runners on the road. Please use appropriate care!
Update: Comedians wanted! Cars will be sent off every two minutes. As you wait, tell the judges your best car joke. Best joke gets a fancy plaque!
It used to be a tour but last year we switched it to a rally – much easier to run and it was a lot more fun, wasn’t it?! (OK, so a couple of people got lost and some of the questions in the gimmick rally were a bit vague. Too bad! We’re doing it again.) We do this rally in honor of the late Charlie Dow and his wife Martha – longtime, active NER and board members and all-around Porsche enthusiasts.
Those of you who were part of the previous tours/rallies will recall we toured the quaint towns and rocky seacoasts of both the North and South Shores, then Central MA and last year a route that explored the historic Colonial areas of Massachusetts. This year we will be back to a Rhode Island start but a Massachusetts finish. We will start at Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown RI (joining those who are coming for the SoBo event that day) and finishing at Rachel’s Lakeside in North Dartmouth MA where we will enjoy a hot buffet lunch. (And it’s fancy: Baked Scrod, Penne Pasta Marinara, Portuguese Stuffed Boneless Chicken Breast, field greens, cookies and brownies – you might not fit back into your car afterwards! You can also order an adult beverage if you so choose.)
You should plan on a day that starts at about 9am and ends with a late lunch and the opportunity to socialize. There will be a gimmick rally – details are being worked out but it will be fun and maybe a little devious.
HERE IS AN IMPORTANT POINT: At the Newcomer’s meeting a common question was “I’m not sure that I want to jump into a DE or an autocross, what is the best activity for me to try first so I can meet other members?” WELL, THIS IS IT! (Or the Summer Party – that works too!). This is a great event to bring a kid or kids and come in a Macan (or stuff the really small ones in the back of the 911). The kids can help with the gimmick rally (they have better vision than you do and aren’t busy driving) and will have a blast. Questions? Contact Bill Seymour.
Thank you to our hosts Sweet Berry Farm & Rachel’s Lakeside