The Porsche Club of America has officially invaded the Grand Traverse region. Club spokesperson Francie Kish tells The Ticker that the club hosts one week-long event each year. Typically the event draws 600-700 cars; the appeal of the area's restaurants, the beaches, and Grand Traverse Resort has helped draw 827 cars. The week's schedule includes a show, a time/speed/distance rally throughout the region, an autocross event at Weurfel Park, a "tech academy" with seminars and classes, and a parade of Porsches on Saturday. Want to watch or enjoy? Saturday is your chance; the 300-car parade will begin at New Hope Church in Acme at 3pm and will continue through downtown and up Old Mission Peninsula.
Says Kish, "We had a parade in Traverse City in 1989 at the same facility [Grand Traverse Resort] and it's very fun to be back and have the area be this popular."