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2023 MAMA Rally Affiliate Invite

  • 23 May 2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • 25 May 2023
  • 1:30 PM
  • Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI)


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Dear Affiliate Member:

We cordially invite you to attend the 2023 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally taking place from May 23 to May 25. Help us celebrate 31 years of MAMA! Below are some important notes to help you plan your travel arrangements. If you are joining us for the first time, please let us know on the registration form.


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 1, 2023. 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 23, 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:

  • Chicago O’Hare: 2.5 hours

  • Chicago Midway: 3 hours

  • Milwaukee General Mitchell: 1.5 hours


For 2023 we will have a full day of off-roading on two technical courses, a full day of track driving at legendary Road America, two days of street drives, a half-day of autocross, a karting course, and a chance to walk, run, or cycle on the track as part of 4 Miles of Fitness. Stay tuned for details on our first Enthusiast’s Paddock. 


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 23

  • 6:30 p.m. Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry and Brats at Lake Street Café

Wednesday, May 24

  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration opens at Road America

  • 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Road America

  • 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Track, Street, and Off-Road Driving

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Video content/stand up capture (sign up required)

  • 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 25

  • 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Checkout of Osthoff

  • 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast at Road America

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Autocross and MAMA’s Favorites drives

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch and MAMA’s Favorites 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 #MAMA23Rally to be considered.


General Rally Questions (Text or call during Rally days):

Robert Duffer: 312.296.4210 or robert.duffer@internetbrands.com or president@mamaonline.org

Robby DeGraff: 414.916.4229 or robby.degraff@autopacific.com or VP@mamaonline.org

Rooming Questions:

Kelley Enright: 708.205.7276 or kelley.enright@stellantis.com or treasurer@mamaonline.org

Hope to see you there!

MAMA Spring Rally Team 

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