KWRC is holding it’s annual awards dinner on Saturday January 19th, 2019 in Ingersoll. This will be a similar format to the previous years with a buffet dinner served about 6:00 PM and guest speaker talking about rally experiences afterwards. It’s a very social time.
This year our speaker is Paul Hartl. He’s done a lot and traveled about in unusual places:
2011 – winner of VORRA (Nevada) off-road championship with Desert Dingo Racing team in class 11 (stock pre-1972 VW Beetle)
winner of SNORE 250 with the legendary Dave Hendrickson in his class 11
also my first year taking part in Baja 1000 with a Mexican team of Gustavo Garayzar – DNF
2013 – winner of Canadian and Ontario 2WD championships
2014 – Member of the only class 11 team that finished in the second longest Baja 1000 race (with Dennis Hollenbeck’s team). Although we came 1 hr after the limit we were awarded the honorary 1st place.
2017 – Second in 50th Baja 1000 with Dennis Hollenbeck team; this team also won 2017 SCORE championship and is featured in the new “Dust 2 Glory” movie.
Travels in 1972 Trabant – air cooled, 595 ccm, two cylinder, two stroke East German car – often called “the worst car ever made” 🙂 :
2015 Europe, Russia, Mongolia and part of the Central Asia
2016 Reminder of the Central Asia, Iran, Turkey and back to Prague
2017 North America from Toronto to Panama
2018 South America
The venue is Martin’s shop in Ingersoll. It’s not pretty but we clean it up and make it look as nice as possible for a workplace.
The address is
174 Thames St. S.
519 485 2131
It’s on the main street in town, behind the parking lot for the CIBC at the corner of Thames and King St. It’s up a bit of an alleyway but there are parking lots in front and at the rear (off Oxford. St.).It helps if you can park in the lots and avoid parking in the alley.
The meal will be roast beef and ham, with a variety of potatoes and vegetables. Soft drinks and hot cider will be available, but we don’t have a license so we don’t serve alcohol. As usual there will likely be a variety of desserts, some of the members bring their own creations. There is no charge for the evening.
The event happens with the hard work and dedication of several club members who pitch in to get all the setup and cooking done.