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Porsches Descend on Traverse City

June 24, 2013
Porsches Descend on Traverse City

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."


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Lori on June 28, 2013 10:16am

It's not over yet, Nick! There is a Parade of Porsches going up/down the Old Mission Peninsula on Saturday, June 29!! Sunday is when they all leave town. Not sure what time the parade is though, but I know they will be starting at New Hope Church.... ;)

Vicki Nichol on June 25, 2013 9:31pm

So was it last week? Is it over? Last time I saw anything about this, I thought it meant this coming Saturday the 29th. Disapointed if it's over. My kids would have loved to see all those Porsches!

Diane on June 24, 2013 11:49am

Now I know WHY I was seeing so many of them on Saturday near Acme...thanks for the story.

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