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Michael Soriano

United States of Americahttp://zone4.pca.org/http://zone4.pca.org/

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 ………….Zone 4

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Greetings Zone 4 Members,

After waiting for several months to see if there was going to be a PCA Car Corral at the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle, with less than 2 weeks notice, I was contacted and asked if I was interested in hosting the event.  I agreed to take on this task, and the first step was to put together a thorough proposal, which needed to be submitted to the EC for approval in order to get funding.  I received word that my proposal was approved and that I could begin promoting the event a mere 10 days before it began.  For the next 10 days, I spent nearly every minute of the day promoting, preparing for, and coordinating every aspect of this 3 day event, including a hotel room block, a welcome dinner, and police escorted caravan, as well as determining the amenities at the Hospitality Tent and the car corral itself.

Through a number of Zone blasts, and with the cooperation of the regions within Zone 4, we were able to properly promote the event. Once again, ticket sales for Saturday surpassed the track’s expectations, and we had to request an additional allocation of tickets. 

A room block was set up at The Henry Autograph Hotel to accommodate anyone travelling from out of town.  On Friday evening, we had a nice turnout for dinner at TRIA Restaurant.  The group consisted of members representing 7 different regions. 

PCA members and Porsche owners, who visited the hospitality tent, were treated to donuts, coffee, and bagels in the morning, as well as water and soft drinks throughout the course of the day.  In addition to people from throughout Zone 4, attendees included PCA members from Florida, Las Vegas, and Oregon that had travelled to Detroit just for this event.

On Saturday morning, 2 Michigan State Police cars arrived at The Henry to provide us with an escort to the corral.  Drivers and passengers in 23 cars met under the portico to sign waivers and receive instructions during the Driver’s Meeting.  With our police escorts leading the way and blocking oncoming traffic, we set out on a nonstop 20-mile drive through the streets of Detroit, including a 3-mile stretch along Downtown Detroit’s main thoroughfare, across the scenic MacArthur Bridge onto Belle Isle, and straight to the car corral.  Everyone who participated agreed that it was even more fun than they had anticipated. 

When we arrived at the corral, we were greeted with coffee and donuts, as the warm up began for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Arrangements were made to allow a large group to tour the Park Place Transporter along with a question and answer session with driver Patrick Lindsey.  The group was then surprised with a 2nd transporter visit to Alegra Motorsports and a private autograph session with drivers Daniel Morad and Mathieu Jaminet.

Over the course of the weekend, attendees were able to enjoy races from the Verizon IndyCar series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Trans Am series presented by Pirelli, and the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks.  The Detroit Grand Prix is the only weekend to feature back to back days of full points IndyCar races.  And, for the first time in this race’s history, the same driver won both Saturday’s and Sunday’s races; congratulations to Graham Rahal.

Putting an event of this magnitude together requires a considerable amount of time and effort.  With only 10 days until the event, I had to work night and day in order to accomplish the goal.  I want to thank everyone that attended, and to all of the regions that assisted me by promoting the event.  I especially want to thank my dependable team of trusted volunteers whose hard work and contributions helped to make this a successful event.


  There are a number of wonderful events taking place this year throughout the zone.  As region calendars firm up and events continue to be added, please remember to check your inboxes, region’s newsletter and website  for the most up to date information about events available to you.  Please continue to check the master calendar on the events page, as well as your local region’s website and newsletter for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned.  Also, consider attending other regions’ events listed below.

Thanks,
Michael
Zone Rep Michael Soriano

July 9-15 62nd Porsche Parade


July 14-16 Pittsburg Vintage Grand Prix


July 21-23 - Mid-Ohio P2O in Greenville


June 28-30 Maumee Valley DE

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Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2016
Events Date Affiliation Link
Club Race and HPDE
at Putnum Park Road Course
Fri-Sun
July 7-9
Ohio Valley Region

ovrpca.org

62sn Porsche Parade
in Spokane, WA
Sun-Sat
July 9-15
Porsche Club of America pca.org
Pittsburg Vintage Grand Prix
weekend
Fri-Sun
July 14-16
Allegehny Region arpca.org
Catawba Island Club
weekend
Sat-Sun
July 15-16
Northern Ohio Region norpca.org
Autocross
at Kent Trumbell
Sun July 16 Eastern Buckeye Region ebrpca.org
DE
at Waterford Hills Raceway
Tues July 18 Rally Sport Region rsp.pca.org
Wednesday Night Cruise-In
to the Gilmore Car Museum
Wed July 19 Western Michigan Region wmi.pca.org
P2O
in Granville
Fri-Sun
July 21-23
Mid-Ohio Region morpca.org
Treasure Hunt Block Party
in the South Bend Historic District
Sat July 22 Michiana Region michianapca.org
Ice Cream Run
from St. Louis to Midland
Sun July 23 Motor-Stadt mst.pca.org
Ladies Street Revival
Car Control Clinic
Sun July 23 Central Indiana Region cirpca.org
DE
at Grattan Raceway
Fri-Sun
July 28-30
Maumee Valley Region mm.pca.org

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