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2019 Event Photos
Visit to a Private Collection in Southern Indiana

April 13 was cool and overcast, but our mood was bright and we were full of the happy anticipation one feels when you think someone's about to give you a present.

First, we had to drive to Boonville and then travel eastward on HWY 62.

We motored through this dense forest of utility poles.

A "T" intersection offered a moment to compare taillight shapes.

Bob and Marie Donnelly joined us in Gentryville.

New members Kurt and Valerie Heim got in line, too, in their Cayenne GTS.

From there we made a short dash through Lincoln State Park to our Marathon Station rest stop near the intersection of US 231 and HWY 162 to meet more members.

Ross and Kim Rudolph were waiting to lead us to our destination. New member Jason  Hoggatt and his son John were there, too, in this new 911 T.

We used the rest rooms, bought coffee, and stretched our legs for a few minutes.

Then Ross and Kim led us through the countryside on a series of undulating back roads.

We came to this impressive, garage-like structure that is home to an impressive collection of American muscle cars. There were motorcycles, antique gas pumps, neon signs, and other automotive and racing memorabilia on display, too. 19 Porsches were posed for this photo.

Older SIR members remembered many of the cars from the '60s and '70s when they were new and just building their legends. Younger members might have seen them as mere museum pieces compared to more recent high-powered machines, but the whole collection of fast, candy-colored cars made people smile.

We reminisced, pointed out unusual features, and took lots of pictures. Since this collection is not generally open to the public we were especially grateful for the chance to enjoy its treasures.

Did you take pictures of the collection? Share a few of your favorites with the other SIR members. Send them to Jerry Jindrich ( and he will add them to the Member Photos pages and make a link to them from this page.

The famous Schnitzelbank Restaurant was out next destination and lunch sounded pretty good after all of the automotive "appetizers".

SIR member Bret Grimes was there already with a group of friends who had ridden to Jasper on their motorcycles. Bret shot our cars as we entered the parking lot. See the individual photos here. This photo © Bret Grimes.

Schnitzelbank diners (L-R): A Special Guest, Ross and Kim Rudolph, Bob and Marie Donnelly, Valerie and Kurt Heim

Phil and Dawn Green, Melinda and Bob Myers, John and Jason Hoggatt

Susan Jindrich (Jerry was taking pictures), a Guest of Gary Meier, Gary Meier, Randy Brown, David Skelton, and Doug Ramey

Mike Mammoser and two of his sons, and Joe and Jean Wolf

Cheryl and Mark Roethemeier, Scott Klueh and his guest Trevor Warfield, and Norman Hurst

Chris and Diane Hancock were believed to be dining with Bret Grimes and friends in another room. Dave Hostetter and Keith Snyder could not join us for lunch.

This was our second drive of 2019 and it proved to be fresh and fascinating.

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