Dear Affiliate Member:
We cordially invite you to attend the 2022 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally, which will take place on May 25 and 26, with a welcome dinner to be held on the evening of May 24. Below are some important notes to help you plan your travel arrangements.
ARRIVAL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
We will once again be staying at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. Affiliates are asked to make their own hotel reservations. For reservations call: 920-876-3366 and ask for the MAMA special rate.
Please note: The MAMA room block at the Osthoff closes May 9, 2022. Please book early to ensure room availability.
If you are joining us for the first time, please note that the Osthoff Resort is a suite property, which means you can have a roommate. Each guest in a suite will have his/her own bedroom and bathroom.
We invite you to arrive on Tuesday, May 24, and join us for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Let us know if you will be joining us on the associated Registration Form.
For your reference, make sure you add a half hour to an hour to your drive times if you will be passing through Chicago during rush hour. In general, drive times from area airports to Elkhart Lake are as follows:
For 2022 we are expanding our off-road driving to include a full day on Day 1 to give you more opportunity to test the ever-growing group of off-road-capable trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.
Registration fee for the Spring Rally is complimentary and includes all meals and the Siebkens afterglow.
We will provide a more detailed schedule of events prior to your arrival in Elkhart Lake, but for travel purposes, the general schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday, May 24
Wednesday, May 25
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration opens at Road America
7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Track, Street, and Off-Road Drives
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (time may vary)
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Karting
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4-Miles of Fitness
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception at the Osthoff
7 p.m. Dinner at the Osthoff
9 p.m. Siebkens Afterglow
Thursday, May 26
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the Ostoff
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Autocross and FVOTY drives
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and FVOTY voting
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Raffle and Social Media Award winners
We will be having a social media contest this year, with awesome prizes awarded at the final lunch on Day 2 (must be present to win). So please use the official hashtag of #MAMA22SR to be considered.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
While we will not be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the 2022 MAMA Spring Rally, we will be following all CDC guidelines regarding large gatherings. We encourage all members to get vaccinated and take a rapid antigen test the day before leaving for the rally. Free tests are available at covidtest.gov. If you test positive, please stay home. We will update you on masking and any other potential requirements the week before the rally.
JAMES L. MATEJA SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS
MAMA established the James L. Mateja Scholarship in 2018 to honor the legacy of the legendary automotive journalist and our first President. Jim was not only a fearless voice in the industry but also a mentor to so many. This scholarship helps aspiring journalists cover the cost of their education at The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
If you’d like to donate to the scholarship fund via Northwestern’s secure online portal, please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/4kv7am5v , select “Other" and then enter "James L. Mateja Scholarship” in the comment box. Thank you!
General Rally Questions:
Harvey Briggs: 608.361.8092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Duffer: 312.296.4210 or email@example.com
Hope to see you there!
MAMA Spring Rally Team