About this event
Fall ‘23 Red Wing Tour
Open for Registration
We’re the Schonesland Region and we do driving tours as good as any region around, some people might say. Last year we took a chance on a new tour to the Red Wing, Minnesota area with a more laid-back schedule. By all accounts it was a big hit. So, we’re doing it again this September with a few new twists.
For twist ONE, as many of you already know, this event will be our 2023 Fall tour, rather than our fantastic Wisconsin tour, which was a huge success in mid-July. And TWO, this trip to Red Wing will be one day longer, beginning on Thursday, September 28th for those who can get away that day. And THREE, we have a REALLY good drive lined up for Friday, September 29th all over those curvy, hilly Wisconsin roads just across the Mississippi River from Red Wing. Except for one small stint, these are all new roads not driven last year. And FOUR, for those who want to be really adventurous, we’ll be driving early (quite early!) Saturday morning on September 30th, to the Chanhasssen Automotorplex to enjoy their final Cars and Coffee of the season that just happens to sport a German Car Octoberfest theme. The cars that you'll see are quite special, but they share top billing with the over-the-top garages and man caves that you’ll want to explore. For those not wanting to be that ambitious on a Saturday morning, there is plenty to do in the Red Wing area on a Saturday as well. For those going to the Cars & Coffee, you’re free to do whatever you wish for the afternoon. There is nothing planned for the afternoon until everyone returns to Red Wing, where all will meet for Saturday evening dinner. You may wish to drive some or all of the Friday route again or create your own drive
So, what is there to do in the Twin Cities after the Cars & Coffee?……Well, Prince’s Paisley Park is just four blocks away from the Automotorplex. You may select from four, different-priced mid-day guided tours at this landmark musician’s residence, recording studios and museum by ordering (online only)your tour pass at paisleypark.com. You’ll want to monitor their site so that when the tickets become available for Sept 30, you’ll be able to get one- they’re limited and very popular. Or, you may wish to tour the world-renowned Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in nearby Chaska, MN. Learn all about it at arb.umn.edu And there’s always Mall of America. The Vikings are out of town that weekend. Or you may wish to return to Red Wing and enjoy the afternoon there.
Registration – Registration is closed. We're fixed at 22 cars going on this trip.
Depart Kum & Go, 1025 E1st St, Ankeny. Arrive 9:15 AM for short drivers' meeting, depart 9
Lunch- The Other Place, 200 US-18, Clear Lake, IA.
Arrive & Check-in St James Hotel, Red Wing, 4:00 PM
Cocktail hour & Dinner - Home Plate Bar & Grill, 227 Bush St, Red Wing (1 block from St James Hotel)
Friday Tour. Depart hotel 8:30 AM
Lunch- Shanghai Bistro (Pan-Asian), Eau Claire, WI
Dinner- Italian Pasta buffet The Jewel Golf Club, 1900 Clubhouse Dr, Lake City, MN
Depart for Chanhassen Cars & Coffee 6:30 AM
Dinner-Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie and Griill 4243 US-61, Red Wing, MN
Return to Central Iowa
Contact trail boss Jeff David