Welcome to the Porsche Club of America ………….Zone 4
Greetings Zone 4 Members,
It has been a very busy summer for us here in Zone 4, and all of our regions’ social calendars are at full speed. There are opportunities to participate in a multitude of events, whether it’s car shows and concours, driving tours and dinners, autocrosses, or DEs.
I recently attended ARPCA’s premiere event, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park, the nation’s largest vintage race, and one of only two vintage races that occur on public streets in the world, the other being in Monaco. The 3-day event began with a tour through the beautiful countryside of western Pennsylvania concluding at the Kick-Off Welcome Party for visitors from out of town. Everyone attending received a swag bag from the evening’s sponsor PCNA. In addition to the vintage races, there is an international car show, catered meals, and some great prizes. Nearly 200 Porsches participated in the People’s Choice Concours, and after the awards were announced, I presented the Region President Mark Hanson with items to commemorate ARPCA’s 55th Anniversary.
A few weeks later, I attended P20. For the 5th year in a row, the event was held in Granville, Ohio, just east of Columbus. Friday evening there was a reception at Dennison University’s College House. Early Saturday morning, with the cooperation from the City of Granville, Broadway Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, was transformed into the perfect setting for the nearly 300 Porsches that lined the street. The event sponsored by Stoddard raised money for a number of the region’s charities. This year I registered my car and was pleasantly surprised when I tied for 3rd place.
On Sunday, I attended the Zone 4 Concours at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI. This is the 3rd year that Zone 4 members have attended this event. The Concours d’Elegance of America is widely regarded as one of the country’s best concours events featuring a world class exhibition of classic, rare, and exotic automobiles. The judges for our concours who graciously donated their time to make this event possible, were trained at last year’s Zone 4 National Concours Judges School.
A great deal of hard work goes into making these events the successes that they are, and to all of the volunteers, I want you to know that your efforts are not going unnoticed. One of the goals I set when I first became Zone Representative was to have Zone 4 regions work together in order to provide even more opportunities for our members, and I was very pleased to see that each of these activities attracted participation from members from regions throughout the zone. The hospitality and camaraderie displayed at these events confirms that we are on the right track.
Be sure to check your local region’s website and newsletter as well as the Zone 4 website http://zone4pca.org for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned. Here are just some of the events taking place this month:
Sept 10 - SEM HPDE
Sept 17 - NOR Amish Driving Tour
Sept 27-29 - WMI Upper Peninsula Drive
Oct 1 - OVR Rallye Porche Milford
Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2016
|Porsches to Warsaw||Fri, Sept 2||Michiana Region||
at M1 Concourse
|Sat, Sept 10||Southeastern Michigan Region||sempca.org|
|Golf Scrambler and Dinner||Sat, Sept 10||Maumee Valley Region||mm.pca.org|
|Soar with RSR||Sun, Sept 11||Rally Sport Region||rsp.pca.org|
Gervasi Vineyards Cruise-In
|Wed, Sept 14||Eastern Buckeye Region||ebrpca.org|
Amish Country Driving Tour Extravaganza
|Sat, Sept 17||Northern Ohio Region||norpca.org|
|Overnight Trip to Traverse City||Sat-Sun, Sept 17-18||Motor-Stadt Region||mst.pca.org|
|New Harmony "Kunstfest" Weekend||Sat-Sun, Sept 17-18||Central Indiana Region||cirpca.org|
|Narcisi Winery Social||Wed, Sept 21||Allegheny Region||arpca.com|
|50th Anniversary Celebration
at Don Scott Hanger
|Sun, Sept 25||Mid-Ohio Region||morpca.org|
|Upper Peninsula Drive||Tues-Thur, Sept 27-29||Western Michigan Region||wmi.pca.org|
|Rallye Porsche Milford||Sat, Oct 1||Ohio Valley Region||ovrpca.org|
It's not just the cars, it's the people!