Zone 4 Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Soriano

United States of America

Phone:  (419) 843-2070

msoriano.zonerep@gmail.com

 

 

National Office

Porsche Club of America

P.O. Box 6400

Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 410-381-0911
Fax: 410-381-0924
admin@pca.org

Welcome to the Porsche Club of America ÖÖÖÖ.Zone 4

ďItís not just the cars, itís the people!Ē

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Greetings Zone 4 Members,

  According to PCA Concours Chair Paul Gilbreath, there has not been a National Concours Judges School held in approximately 10 years, and PCA Concours Chair Ron Gordon has confirmed that there has never been a National Concours Judges School held in Zone 4.  So it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce to you that after months of planning, hard work, and a little lobbying, I was able to secure our zoneís first National Concours Judges School, which was held on a beautiful weekend in April.

At the Monterey Parade, Zone 13 Representative James Jacisin and I recognized that there was a need to properly train a new generation of Concours Judges and to make sure that they were trained with both quality and consistency.  With the 2015 Parade being held in French Lick, Indiana, James and I felt this was the perfect opportunity for us to work together.

When I sent out the announcement, the response was so outstanding that I had to see if we could significantly increase the number of students.  The PCA Concours Chairs and Instructors enthusiastically obliged my request.

A casual and fun Welcome Dinner was arranged at the car themed Quaker Steak and Lube the Friday evening before the event.  On Saturday morning 53 Zone 4 members representing 10 of the 12 regions participated in the school, which was held at the extremely unique and entertaining Taj Ma Garaj in Dayton, Ohio, the perfect venue for such an event.  The day began with the students receiving an overview of each of the classes Preparation, Preservation, and Restoration as well as an explanation of the categories: Street, Touring, and Full from the highly qualified instructors John Diwik, Rich Laurie, Pat Yanahan, and Hank Weil.  Following the introductory presentations, the students divided into individual classrooms for hands on instruction according to the 2015 PCR (Parade Competition Rules) and completed the day with a practice concours using the Parade scoring sheets.
 
I would like to thank Walter Chin, C. Steven Nelson, and Deniece Chin for all of their hard work and effort to help make this school a reality.  I would also like to thank Ms. Vickie Dixon for generously donating the use of this outstanding facility to Zone 4 in order for us to host and conduct this very important National event.

I feel this will be very beneficial to Zone 4 as it will allow us to increase the number of our nationally trained judges within the zone.  In addition, these judges will be able to bring their new skill set back to the regions which will serve to strengthen their regionís own concours programs.

The fun and good times are definitely in full swing throughout all of the regions within the Zone.  I have already visited many of the regions and have attended over 16 events, spending time on the track and at social gatherings interacting with a number of PCA members.  As I visit each region I am always reminded that for me the PCA motto is so true, Itís not just the cars, itís the people! This month many of us will travel to French Lick, IN, to participate in the 60th annual Porsche Parade, a nationally organized week long extravaganza of competitive and non-competitive events. 

Be sure to check your local regionís website and newsletter, as well as the Zone 4 website http://zone4.pca.org   for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned.   See the Event Calendar below.

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: MSoriano.ZoneRep@gmail.com

Thanks,
Michael

June 6 - N Ohio Region Stoddard's Swap Meet


June 12-14 - Ohio Valley Region DE at Mid-Ohio


June 19-21 - Rally Sport Region DE at Grattan


June 27W. MI. Region Parade Orphans Dinner Drive

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Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2015

Events

Date

Affiliation

Link

Stoddard's Swap Meet

and Car Show

Sat, June 6 Northern Ohio Region  norpca.org

Family Day at the Races

at Waterford Hills

Sun, June 7

Southestern Michigan Region
sempca.org

GermanFest

at Porsche of Ft. Wayne

Thur, June 11

Central Indiana Region
cirpca.org

DE

at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 12-14 Ohio Valley Region ovrpca.org

Art Museum Tour

and Dinner

Sat, June 13

Maumee Valley Region
mm.pca.org

Autocross

at Spartan Speedway

Sat, June 13

Motor-Stadt Region
mst.pca.org

Third Thursday

Social Gathering

Thur, June 18

Mid-Ohio Region
morpca.org

Weekend DE

at Grattan Raceway

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 19-21

Rally Sport Region
rsp.pca.org

On your way to Parade

in French Lick

Sat, June 20

Visit the
Red Brick Reunion 
in Oxford OH

Autocross at Tire Rack

Sun, June 21

Michiana Region
michianapca.org

Parade Orphans

Dinner Drive

Sat, June 27

Western Michigan Region
wmi.pca.org

Car Control Clinic

Sat, June 27

Allegany Region
arpca.com