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GPR Covid-19 Response – Updated 3/17

Great Plains Region Coronavirus update: Since our last update, the precautions to protect against the coronavirus have reached unprecedented levels. The health and safety of our members remains paramount for our club. The board of directors has made the decision to cancel all GPR events for the remainder of March and all of April. We will continue to follow the recommendations of our local and national health officials to guide our future decisions. Events cancelled: April 4 – DE101 and Tech Quiz at Porsche Omaha April 11 – Porsches and

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DE 101-Tech Session – April 4 @ Porsche Omaha

Hosted by Porsche Omaha, we are holding our 2020 DE 101/Tech event again this year for drivers who are looking to do their first DE along with topics for our experienced DE drivers and we’ll have a garage tech session. As in previous editions, we will cover all the DE 101 basics for those interested in doing their first DE. From getting registered, car preparation, to what the day will be like. We’ll make sure you are ready for a fun and memorable experience. For our experienced DE drivers, we

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European Car Vacation Photos

Photos by Rich McGowan. Read the full article in the January 2020 Der Skooner. Rich McGowan, his father (and past GPR president) Bob, and his brother Bill took a European vacation that included visits to the Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, and Mercedes museums, and more. Enjoy some additional photos that didn’t make it into the Der Skooner article.

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Der Skooner

Legends of Speed

Photos and article by Kurt Halvorson The Phoenix Art Museum is currently hosting, (through March 10th), an exhibit of prominent racing cars, including turn of the (20th) century cars up through the 1970s.  Access is managed through a time stamp on your ticket, so a limited number of people are in the exhibit at any point in time.  That said, there is no limit on the amount of time you can spend looking, which was a good thing, as we spent nearly two hours enjoying the roughly 22 cars on display. Cars

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RPM Track Update as of 9/2/2019

Rick and Joe went out to RPM this morning to check on the condition of the track and agreed that the track is in good enough condition to proceed with our Oct. 12 DE plans. Their clean-up efforts continue to show improvement and we are confident that there is adequate clean space for the paddock area. RPM Report: Overall track condition is good. Completed 2 full track circuits – during the first stopped at each major corner to inspect curbing (inside and outside) and run-off areas. Curbing is in good

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RPM Track Update as of 7/21/2019

Joe Chambers had the following update on the current status of RPM after the recent floods: A few of us went down and drove RPM Saturday morning. I’m very pleased to say that there is still a track out there. They have done a good job getting it cleaned off, but there is still some work to be done. I was driving at about 80% and felt comfortable. It was fun! There is still some dirt in some of the corners and some weeds are growing in the cracks. I

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GPR Contributes to Angels Among Us

In January the Great Plains Region selected “Angels Among Us” as our 2019 charity. Angels Among Us is a local Omaha 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial support to families whose children have cancer. Families in need are referred to AAU through the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Any family living in Nebraska is eligible to apply. Once approved, they provide families up to $500 per month for a period of 18 months to be used toward payment of bills. While paying a monthly

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GPR Flood Team

Our hearts go out to everyone that has been affected by the devastating flooding that has occurred in Nebraska and Iowa. The impact of the flooding in our community will be felt for a long time. Many groups are organizing to provide much-needed help to those affected. I cannot recall a time when the GPR has ever formed a volunteer team to help those in our club in this way. I am writing to our membership today to explore the level of interest for putting together such a team. If

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GPR and Angels Among US

The board is excited to announce that the GPR has selected Angels Among Us as our 2019 charity. Angels Among Us supports families of children who have cancer and are receiving treatment here in Omaha. They are an Omaha based organization that primarily helps kids and their families from our community. On January 25th, GPR Treasurer Moe Shanley and President Joe Chambers presented a $1,000 check to Susie Nelson, Executive Director for Angels Among Us, made possible by our 2018 parade lap and raffle donations. We will be raising donations

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Events

2019 Great Plains Region Annual Winter Party

The Great Plains Region opted for a change of venue this year and held its Annual Winter Party at The Champions Run Country Club on Saturday, January 19th. The new venue worked very well with over 80 members and guests attending. We kicked off the evening with cocktails and the usual Porsche banter, with many conversations focused on who was working on what and when was it going to warm up enough for a drive. Joe Chambers, our incoming Club President, welcomed members and their guests, covered highlights of the

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