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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,

 I have been to many Parades since joining PCA, and they are always event filled weeks with more activities to attend than time.
  This year was no different.  Parade is a week-long gathering that has something for everyone, with competitive and non-competitive events.  The competitive events include a concours, TSD and gimmick rallies, and an autocross.  There is also a tech quiz, art show, and 5K run.  Among the non-competitive events are organized and self-guided tours, seminars, wine and beer tastings, and an ice cream social.  In the evenings, there are dinners and banquets.

The 62nd Annual Parade was held in Spokane, WA from July 9 - 15.  It was the largest and most entertaining ever with 2500 attendees. As a Zone Representative, I arrived on Friday to attend a number of meetings scheduled through Sunday evening and had additional meetings throughout the week.  On many mornings I woke up before 5 a.m. and was in meetings until 6 p.m.
  The week officially began with the Pirelli Welcome Party on Sunday.   During the party, Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer addressed the crowd and introduced us to the new GT3, which debuted in Geneva.
This year I was even busier than in previous years, as I performed double duty; being mentored by the National Awards Chair at the beginning of the week and taking over the responsibilities during the course of the week.  On Monday, I once again served as a Concours Judge; this year judging 2 classes. I am proud to have played a role in the first ever on field awards presentation. The new format allowed many of the first place winners to drive up, accept their awards, and be interviewed. The ceremony was broadcast on Facebook Live.

On Thursday, I was able to participate in a 5 mile walking tour of Spokane along the scenic Centennial Trail that included a tour of a distillery owned by a local PCA member.  Thursday evening, we hosted the Zone 4 Party, which was held in a private dining room at Table 13, an upscale and contemporary Restaurant.  It was well attended and enjoyed by everyone.  PCNA club liaison Paul Gregor attended and we were able to present him with an award of gratitude on behalf of Zone 4, before he returned to Stuttgart.
  I would like to thank Bruce Schwartz and Stoddard Authentic Parts for their generous support in sponsoring the Zone 4 Party.  Their contribution allowed us to be one of only three zones that hosted a party this year, which was greatly appreciated by those who attended and envied by other zones.

Friday morning, I attended Tech Tactics, formerly known as Tech Academy, listening to a number of lectures presented by PCNA Product Manager Andrew Lennon, and another on buying and selling Porsches.  I spent the remainder of Friday working on the Michelin Autocross Banquet, which was held that evening.  Saturday began with an early morning meeting, immediately followed by the Volunteer Lunch.
  After lunch I began to get things in order for the Victory Banquet.  Saturday evening, after all of the awards were announced and distributed, videos were shown introducing us to the sites of the next 2 Parades.  Next year’s Parade will be held in Osage Beach, Missouri July 8-15, 2018, and the location for the 2019 Parade is Boca Raton, FL.  If you have ever considered attending a Parade, here are 2 great opportunities relatively close by.  Hope to see you there!

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’s website and newsletter for the most up to date list of events available to you.
  I hope you will consider travelling to some of the outstanding events being held throughout Zone 4.


Thanks,
Michael
Zone Rep Michael Soriano

Sept 8-10 - Allegheny DE at Mid-Ohio


Sept 9-10 WMR Grand Prix at Grattan


Sept 15-17 MOR DE at Mid-Ohio


Sept 17 OVR Dayton Concours d'Elegance

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Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar
Events Date Affiliation Link
Hell Dinner Drive II Thur Sept 7Motor-Stadtmst.pca.org
DE at Mid Ohio
Sports Car Course
Fri-Sun
Sept 8-10
Allegehny Regionarpca.org
Autocross at Tirerack
in South Bend
Sat Sept 9Michiana Regionmichianapca.org
Grand Prix
at Grattan
Sat-Sun
Sept 9-10
Western Michigan Regionwmi.pca.org
Autocross
at Kent Trumbell
Sun Sept 10Eastern Buckeye Regionebrpca.org
Ladies Night Out Fri Sept 15Southeastern Michigan Regionsempca.org
DE at Mid Ohio
Sports Car Course
Fri-Sun
Sept 15-17
Mid-Ohio Regionmorpca.org
September House Party Sat Sept 16Maumee Valley Regionmm.pca.org
Architectural Tour Weekend
of Columbus IN
Sat-Sun
Sept 16-17
Central Indiana Regioncirpca.org
Dayton Concours d'Elegance Sun Sept 17Ohio Valley Region
ovrpca.org
September DE
at Waterford Hill
Tues Sept 19Rally Sport Regionrsp.pca.org
DE at Mid Ohio
Sports Car Course
Fri-Sun
Sept 29-Oct 1
Northern Ohio Regionnorpca.org

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