Zone 4 Representative








Michael Soriano

United States of America

Phone:  (419) 843-2070



National Office

Porsche Club of America

P.O. Box 6400

Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 410-381-0911
Fax: 410-381-0924

Welcome to the Porsche Club of America ………….Zone 4

“It’s not just the cars, it’s the people!”

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Greetings PCA Zone 4 Members,

I have been to many Parades since joining PCA, and they are always event filled weeks with more activities to attend than time, so I didn't know what to expect this year. The 59th annual Parade was held in Monterey, California, from June 15-21. It was the largest Parade (to date) with close to 2400 people in attendance.

While Parade officially begins with the Welcome Party on Sunday, I flew in on Thursday since our meetings began Friday and continued through Sunday evening, with additional meetings throughout the week. As a matter of fact, there were a few days that I got up at 4:30 a.m. and was in meetings until 6 p.m.

Between the meetings I was able to find some time to be outside and to explore the area. On Monday I served as a Concours Judge for one of the largest Parade Concours ever. As a rookie judge I wanted to work closely with someone I knew and trusted. So I was happy when PCA Vice President Caren Cooper invited me to be part of her team. I went on the Canepa Driving Tour which visited Bruce Canepa's 70,000 sq. ft. facility that houses a showroom, restoration facility, and motorsports museum featuring a collection of very significant and notable Porsches. I was also able to travel to San Simeon to spend part of a day exploring Hearst Castle, and returned to Monterey along the beautiful and scenic Pacific Coast Highway with its unique blend of winding seaside vistas and towering redwoods, providing the opportunity to travel through Big Sur. I was even able to take part in the Parade Laps on Laguna Seca. In addition, Lisa and I participated in one of the largest Gimmick Rallies in Parade history, and were very pleased to take 3rd place.

Thursday evening we hosted the Zone 4 Party, which was well attended and enjoyed by everyone. A huge thanks to Howard Gilson of Gilson Motorsports for sponsoring the event. A group from next year's Parade site was invited to and attended our zone party. The group including French Lick and West Baden Resorts' VP of Operations, VP of Finance, and Conference Services Manager met with many Zone 4 members to help begin promoting next year's Parade which is close to home in French Lick, Indiana. They are working very hard to make the 60th Porsche Parade, June 21-27, 2015, the best one yet. So be sure to plan to attend.

As we continue to enjoy our very busy driving season, there are a number of wonderful events being offered throughout the Zone. Please remember to check your region newsletters, websites, and emails as well as the Zone 4 website for the most up to date list of events available to you. I hope you will expand your horizons and travel to some of the outstanding events being held throughout Zone 4.

Please consider attending other regions' events, such as:
   • On July 9, Michiana Region is hosting an Autocross on August 2 at Tire Rack
   • On August 2 Western Michigan Region members are attending the Red Barn Spectacular
   • Allegheny and Eastern Buckeye Regions are holding a DE and Autocross on August 9 & 10 at Pitt Race
   • August 16 is Motor-Stadt Region's Ice Cream Run
   • July 12 is Ohio Valley Region's Hare and Hound Rally is August 16
   • The Southeast Michigan Region Concours and Picnic in Troy is August 17
   • August 19 is aRally Sport RegionWaterford Hills DE day
   • Central Indiana Region'sCarmel Artomobilia Car Show is August 23
   • August 23 is Mid-Ohio Region's Drive and Dine to Mott's Military Museum
   • The 3rd AnnualNorthern Ohio Region Rib Off and Social is August 23
   • Maumee Valley Region's annual drive and brunch at Mon Ami Winery is August 24

I look forward to having the opportunity of meeting each and every one of you at these upcoming events. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at:


Upcoming Events

Sept. 6 & 7: CIR/PCA Columbus, Indiana Architecture Weekend
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Oct. 4: Rallye Porsche Mariemont
Car show & Rallye

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Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2014






DE and Autocross at Pitt Race

Aug 9-10

Allegheny and Eastern Buckeye Region

Ice Cream Run

Sat, Aug 16

Motor-Stadt Region

Hare and Hound Rally

Sat, Aug 16

Ohio Valley Region

Concours and Picnic in Troy

Sun, Aug 17

Southeast Michigan Region

Waterford Hills DE day

Tues, Aug 19

Rally Sport Region

Carmel Artomobilia Car Show

Sat, Aug 23

Central Indiana Region

Drive and Dine to MottŐs Military Museum

Sat, Aug 23

Mid-Ohio Region

3rd Annual Rib Off and Social

Sat, Aug 23

Northern Ohio Region

Annual drive and brunch at Mon Ami Winery

Sun, Aug 24

Maumee Valley Region