I write this after having attended the Zone 4 Region Presidents Conference in Ohio. Amanda Brown, your Vice President, and I spent 2 days with fellow PCA Presidents, VPs, and DE Chairs,discussing PCA in general and our regions in particular.
The numbers they shared are staggering. You are always aware of how vast PCA is but then you hear a statistic and it becomes more real. For example, the Porsche Club of America has a presence all over the US and Canada (that includes Alaska and Hawaii!). There are over 152,000 total members in the club. The Central Indiana Region is part of Zone 4, which has over 6,100 members. And those numbers are growing! Every month Greg Smith, your Membership Chair, calculates the numbers and shares how many people are joining PCA and become members of the Central Indiana Region. It’s truly remarkable to see so many new names join our club.
And the numbers don’t stop there! This year is the 75th anniversary of Porsche! Wolfgang Porsche turns 80 this year! There must be something about the marque that positively impacts longevity.
While it is a good reminder of just how big PCA is and the impact Porsche has on all of us, we still can’t forget why we’re here. Your CIR Board are working hard to schedule exciting events that you’re sure to enjoy.
The SONAX tech session was well attended, the experts showed us why SONAX dominates the market when it comes to car care products. We were also fortunate to have Ed Carpenter, the only Owner/Driver in Indy Car, to speak with us for a few minutes. Plus there were two amazing cars on display!
Our March lunch at Biaggi’s in Fort Wayne filled up quickly! And a few weeks afterwards are Boxers and Brisket at Big Hoffa’s BBQ. A good meal with good people, talking about our Porsches, is a recipe for a great experience!
In April we have our Spring Brake DE followed by our Spring Color Tour to Ohio. Both events are always well received and are just plain fun! We also have lunch at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne with a facility tour!
Tickets for the Indy Grand Prix in May are on sale. Get yourself a seat in one of the best spots and enjoy the race!
Our Night with Al Unser, Jr., also in May, is fast approaching! Sponsored by SONAX, we’ll hear Al speak about his career in an Inside the Actors Studio format. With an introduction from fellow CIR member Scott Goodyear, we’re in store for a fun night!
As always, keep an eye on our website. We update it often, so you’ll find all of the event details, registrations for said events, etc. Additionally, we post pictures afterwards on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure you are following both pages so you can keep track of what we’re up to. Have an event that you’d like CIR to do? Let us know! We’re always open to new ideas and experiences, we’ll help you put it on!
And make sure you say hi when you see me!
For any questions, suggestions or comments please send our president a message on the Contact Us page.
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
As Race Month arrives in Indy, join us on May 15, 2022, as CIR-PCA spends “An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
Paul’s broadcasting career began in local radio, but it hit the accelerator when he moved to WIBC 1070AM in 1968. There, he met the original host of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, the legendary Sid Collins, who recruited Paul to join his venerable radio team for the Memorial Day classic.
Paul was mentored by Collins, who asked him to join the Indy 500 radio network in 1974. Paul’s rock-solid reporting earned Collins’ respect, making Paul his chosen successor. Paul anchored the Indy 500 radio broadcast from 1977 to 1987.
Based on the quality of his work, Paul was tabbed by ABC Sports to anchor all their Indy car series telecasts starting in late 1987.
It was here, Page’s indelible mark on Indy 500 history was made. Joined by former Indy car veterans Bobby Unser and Sam Posey, the ABC Indy broadcasts became Emmy Award winners as well as fan favorites.
Beyond Indy car racing, Paul’s career has spanned other forms of motorsports, as well, including NASCAR, IROC, NHRA, and others. He was a regular fixture on NBC and ESPN over the years, covering everything from the America’s Cup to the Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Don’t miss this great night of Indy 500 nostalgia and storytelling by this Hoosier broadcasting legend!
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500 presented by SONAX”, May 15, 2022, 7:00pm, at the Westfield Playhouse, 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074.
Cost for this amazing event is $15 per ticket. Limited to 150 tickets.
For more information contact: Larry Clarino at email@example.com.
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