Often when I sit to write a Prez Sez, I start off by asking myself “What should I talk about?”
Usually, I think back to the various events the CIR has done, because those are what matter. Our Club, spending time together, enjoying each other’s company and our shared passion for our
Porsches. “It’s not the cars, it’s the people,” right?
As I write this, we just had two great events to start off the Fall. A tech session at Graham Rahal Performance, where we spent time with Wyatt Ramsey and Zach Leach, two Porsche techs who were gracious enough to share their knowledge and answer our questions. A week later, about 30 CIR members braved the first snowfall of the year to have breakfast at Sunrise Cafe in Carmel. It was great to see so many faces catching up while enjoying a warm meal.
By the time you read this, we would have held our annual Holiday Party and Gift Exchange. That’s always a great end to our year together. It’s so entertaining to see what gift everyone goes after, and there’s usually plenty of good options to choose from too!
We would have presented awards as well! As always, our sponsors do a lot to support CIR and we are thankful for this. And speaking about the people, a huge shout-out to Mark Westlake, our Mike Robbins Award winner, and Bob Snider, CIR Historian, for their continued service and support of the Cen- tral Indiana Region!
As the 2022 becomes 2023, please help me welcome our newest CIR Board members:
Tony Smith, Treasurer Russ Bell, Secretary Jon Gilliatt, Activities
We are looking forward to serving with you in 2023!
Speaking of 2023, we already have a lot in the works. A SONAX tech session at the beginning of the year, a meal at Pasto Italiano in Westfield, and that’s just the start! Keep an eye on the website, cirpca.org, and check the calendar often.
Looking forward seeing everyone as we close out 2022 and move on to 2023!
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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