9/5-9/7/2014 Triple Threat Weekend

The “Triple Threat” Weekend:

Once again, Porsche owners from near and far showed how much they enjoy each other’s company by sharing stories, showing off their German engineered marvels, and later testing that engineering and their skills on the track.  Members who made it to all three events plus the breakfast had a weekend to remember.

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Porsches to GOshen:  Weather forecasts couldn’t dampen the spirits of die hard Porsche enthusiasts for our 8th Annual Event.  Goshen’s September First Friday evening street party continues to be a favorite venue, with music, food, shopping, and Porsches in a historic downtown setting.  Kathy Hartman – whose husband won last year with his new blue 911 – won the People’s Choice  award with her red 1965 356C coupe.  Dick Broadbent took the Club Choice honors with his black an orange 1984 911-based Carrera RS tribute.  A visitor form New York brought home the the prize for the longest distance with is recently purchased 944 when he heard about the event from a friend and decided to participate.  The event was followed by an impressive downpour, which found two members holding umbrella’s over one of the prize winner’s open windows waiting for him to return from a late restaurant meal.

Village at Winona Porsche Festival:  The next morning, Saturday, members gathered at Lux Cafe, south of Goshen, for breakfast and a caravan drive to the Village at Winona for their Antique Car and Porsche Festival along the canal leading to Winona Lake.  Michiana Club members were joined by Fort Wayne area members of the Central Indiana Region and enjoyed view each other’s Porsches, making new friends, and taking in some of the areas unique shops and restaurants.

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IROC III Autocross:  After two days of car shows, what could be more fun than spending Sunday putting their Porsches through their paces at the final Michiana Porsche Club Autocross of the season at the Tire Rack, especially since it was IROC III, the third leg of the longest running annual multi-region event in the history of the Porsche Club of America.  The turn out was great, the weather cooperated, and co-chairs Don Sjolin and Jeff Margush outdid themselves with the commemoratively labelled champagne bottle trophies for fastest time of the day and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in various classes.