July 2012: In the Zone

July is the time for PCA’s biggest annual event, the Porsche Parade. This year it is in Salt Lake City, UT from July
7th through the 14th. Watch for a complete event review in a future issue of Panorama. Plan to come next year to
the closest Parade to you in 30 years- Traverse City, MI on June 22-29th, 2013. Check your local region’s website
and newsletter for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned for your enjoyment, and
check the Zone 4 Website at http://zone4.pca.org/ for other regions events, such as:

Check out the local Cars & Coffee event!!! They occur on a regular basis throughout the country on
weekend mornings. No reservations or commitment required- just clean up the car and drive it over. The
following regions are planning to participate:
o Allegheny Region- June 30th, 9 AM, Robinson Starbucks,
o Eastern Buckeye Region- (see website for time and location).
o Maumee Valley Region- July 8th at 9:30 AM, Tim Horton’s on Central Avenue.
o Northern Ohio Region- July 7th and 21st at 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Starbucks-City View.
A great introduction to driving your Porsche in a fun and competitive manner can be found in Autocrossing
(AX). Many regions sponsor Autocross events, and they are a great event for novices and experienced
drivers alike. Check out the following events:
o Maumee Valley Region hosts IRAC IV Sunday, July 1st at Owens Community College in Toledo,
OH. See the http://mm.pca.org/events.htm website for details.
o Motorstadt Region IROC 1 on Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 AM at Spartan Speedway in Mason, MI.
See their website or newsletter for details.
o Michiana Region holds an Autocross at Tire Rack in South Bend, IN on July 29th starting at 9:00
AM. See their website for details and registration information.
The Mid-Ohio Region will again participate in the 30th annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Car Show and
Cruise In at the Dublin Metro Center in Dublin OH on July 6th and 7th. Registration information can be found
at http://www.arthritisautoshow.com/.
Central Indiana and Mid-Ohio Regions will partner for a Drivers’ Education event at Putnam Park Road
Course in Mt. Meridian, IN on July 7th and 8th. This is a great track to begin in DE – open and user-friendly,
but challenging. Join the fun and register at Club Reg.net.
Southeast Michigan Region will be hosting a one-day Drivers Education at Waterford Hills Road Racing
in Clarkston, MI on July 12th. Registration information is at www.clubregistr ation.net, go to SEMPCA.ORG
for more information.
Another one-day Driver’s Education opportunity is being held by the Eastern Buckeye Region at the
Nelsons Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville, OH on July 13th. Register at MotorsportReg.com and see the
EBRPCA.ORG website for details.
The Ohio Valley Region is hosting their annual Top Gun Challenge Club Race and Drivers Education
event at Putnam Park Road Course in Mt. Meridian, IN July 13th through the 15th. See the OVRPCA.org
website for more information.
Join the Allegheny Region for the 30th running of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in beautiful Schenley
Park, PA on July 21st and 22nd. Concourse Car Show, catered lunch, and racing all day. Admission is free
to the event, but there is a charge for lunch and parking with the Region (charity fundraiser)- go to http://
www.MotorsportReg.com for details. Pre-registration ends July 18th.
Rally Sport Region will be hosting a one-day Drivers Education at Waterford Hills Road Racing in
Clarkston, MI on July 24th. Additional information is at www.clubregistration.net.
The Central Indiana Region is hosting a PCA Car Corral and Hospitality Suite at the “Super Weekend at
the Brickyard” (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) on July 27th (Grand Am race day). Come and join race fans
from across the country for a weekend full of every type of track action you can imagine! Event tickets are
available at the IMS website http://www.imstix.com/promotions (enter promotional code B400CC and be
sure to fill in your car information to be admitted to the Porsche Car Corral). Additional event details
and lunch tickets are available at the CIR website CIRPCA.ORG.
Returning this year in a new location, the P2O™ “Casual Porsche Party” will be held in Granville, OH
on the weekend of July 27th through the 29th, sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Region. Additional details and
registration information can be found at http://p2o.morpca.org/.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at zone4rep@embarqmail.com . Hope to see you at an
event soon!