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OK gang, Im in charge of publicity for Porsches 2 Oxford. Registration started today and we already have a good number of Caymans pre-registered. I hope you can come out and make this great event. We're hoping to raise some big bucks for the American Cancer Society too. Any questions, just seek me out...

Porsches 2 Oxford Opens 2010 Pre-Registration for 6th Annual Event
Nation’s premier Porsche cruise-in anticipating over 500 German sports cars on July 30-31 weekend in rural college town

Oxford, OH, April 05, 2010 -- Anticipating over 500 German sports cars, Porsches 2 Oxford organizers opened pre-registration for the 6th annual event on April 5, 2010. Last year the early response was so overwhelming, Porsche enthusiasts crashed the event web site minutes after pre-registration opened. Beefed up and ready for an even larger turnout, the nation’s premier Porsche cruise-in entertains attendees from over 20 states and Canada. Hosted by the Mid-Ohio Region Porsche Club of America, P2O takes place on July 30-31, 2010, and is free to the public.

“Last year was incredible on many levels,” said P2O Media and Publicity Director Chris Rieman. “We set a new attendance record for our fifth anniversary event in spite of weather conditions that were nearly apocalyptic. But that didn’t stop attendees or dampen their spirits even when the wind and rain were dampening the Oxford streets. That’s a testament to just how important this event is to the national Porsche landscape.”

Dubbed “a casual Porsche party”, P2O organizers host attendees in the rural college town of uptown Oxford, Ohio. Located 30 miles north of Cincinnati along the Ohio-Indiana border, event activities expand this year to include an outdoor food and beer garden from 6-9PM Friday July 30th to welcome and engage arriving guests, while the signature car show takes place all day Saturday with an awards ceremony to follow around 4pm. A Sunday road rally along the countryside wraps up the weekend.

“Our offseason goal was to add more activities so guests can make a long weekend out of their travels,” Rieman said. “More opportunities to interact with guests, bring in exciting new vendors, and incorporate the uptown Oxford businesses seemed like a natural response on our part that benefits the entire community.”

Although the casual fun alongside expensive German sports cars headlines the event, P2O brings Porsche enthusiasts together to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The event’s underlying charity for the past three years, the ACS has a special connection that organizers draw inspiration from.

“MaryLynn Roe co-founded the event in Michigan in 2003 and saw the move to Oxford in 2005, but her courageous battle with cancer was her greatest legacy,” Rieman said. “She passed away from cancer in 2006 but her spirit and vision remain a central rallying point for this event. The ACS is a perfect fit for us.”

Organizers started a new tradition in 2009 to do just that, selling prime parking spots for $100 each to benefit the local chapter of the ACS. All 40 spaces were sold in the first three days of registration. Five dollars from general registrations also benefit the charity while 50/50 drawings throughout the afternoon complete the fundraising. Organizers have expanded MaryLynn’s Row parking to 75 spaces in 2010 to accommodate the demand.

“We raised $10,000 last year and every penny came directly from the attendees,” Rieman said. “This is not an event where organizers ask sponsors to write large checks from an out-of-state office. The giving is personal and profound and done in a way that highlights the very best of intentions by our guests. We plan to raise even more money for ACS in 2010.”

Porsches 2 Oxford began as Porsches 2 Pinckney (MI) in 2003 as 85 cars took part in the first-year event. The event moved to Oxford in 2005 and entertained a modest 140 cars. The attendees increased to 225 cars in 2006 and 255 cars in 2007. A then-record 396 Porsches made their way to Oxford on July 26, 2008 for the fourth annual event. Last year, the record was broken again with 409 Porsches from 21 states and three Canadian provinces.

For more information on 2010’s sixth annual event, please visit Porsches 2 Oxford.

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Porsches 2 Oxford
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I highly recommend this event to all who can attend. Oxford is a quaint town with a brick main street that's a perfect backdrop for this gathering of Porsches of all flavors. Look through the photos on the website of their past events to get a feel for the diversity of cars P.

My first year was last year when it rained on and off and the rain did not dampen the mood; a good time was had by all! The drive through Hueston Woods with so many of the Porsches you've admired all day caps it off nicely.

Oh, and Oxford is a college town, so there's plenty of pubs and eateries that won't drain your wallet.
 

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I signed up for a spot on MaryLynn's. P2O is a great event.

It rained last year and I still had a good time. Saw several nice Caymans including a dark blue one parked close to me which had me second guessing my choice of black.



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Why did this get put in this forum. Its a national event and we draw from 25 states. Im not sure others are going to see it now.

Just asking.
 

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Why did this get put in this forum. Its a national event and we draw from 25 states. Im not sure others are going to see it now.

Just asking.
Chris,
This was moved while I was out by a fellow moderator because they were uncertain as to its draw as well as whether or not this was an official PCA backed event or if there was "room" for Planet-9 in the mix so to speak. I have no problem moving it back somewhere else (not sure where it was published initially, I would hope the calendar and thus the Events forum) if you can PM me some clarification that I can share with the moderators.

Thanks!
 

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Gotcha. Not a big deal. Yes, its organized by the Mid Ohio Region PCA. We're hoping for 500+ cars this year and this will be the first year as an organizer than Im also a Cayman owner, so Im working hard to bring some Planet-9 members to the event. I cannot guarantee sunny skies, but I can guarantee a great time!
 

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I signed up for a spot on MaryLynn's. P2O is a great event.

It rained last year and I still had a good time. Saw several nice Caymans including a dark blue one parked close to me which had me second guessing my choice of black.k
Alan, your car wouldn't look something like this would it?
 

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2010 Porsches 2 Oxford Just Weeks Away as Sixth Annual Event Nears

Nation’s premier Porsche cruise-in anticipating over 500 German sports cars on July 30-31 weekend in rural college town


Oxford, OH, July 6, 2010 -- Anticipating over 500 German sports cars, Porsches 2 Oxford organizers are making final preparations for the 6th annual event on July 30-31, 2010. As the nation’s premier Porsche cruise-in entertains attendees from over 20 states and Canada, efforts to raise $10,000 for the American Cancer Society once again takes center stage. Hosted by the Mid-Ohio Region Porsche Club of America, P2O occupies most of the uptown Oxford streets and is free to the public.


“Last year was incredible on many levels,” said P2O Media and Publicity Director Chris Rieman. “We set a new attendance record for our fifth anniversary event in spite of weather conditions that were nearly apocalyptic. But that didn’t stop attendees or dampen their spirits even when the wind and rain were dampening the Oxford streets. That’s a testament to just how important this event is to the national Porsche landscape.”


Dubbed “a casual Porsche party”, P2O organizers host attendees in the rural college town of uptown Oxford, Ohio. Located 30 miles north of Cincinnati along the Ohio-Indiana border, event activities expand this year to include an outdoor food and beer garden nicknamed "Party in the Park" from 6-9PM Friday July 30th to welcome and engage arriving guests, while the signature car show takes place all day Saturday with an awards ceremony to follow around 4pm. A Sunday road rally along the countryside wraps up the weekend.


“Our offseason goal was to add more activities so guests can make a long weekend out of their travels,” Rieman said. “More opportunities to interact with guests, bring in exciting new vendors, and incorporate the uptown Oxford businesses seemed like a natural response on our part that benefits the entire community.”


Although the casual fun alongside expensive German sports cars headlines the event, P2O brings Porsche enthusiasts together to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The event’s underlying charity for the past three years, the ACS has a special connection that organizers draw inspiration from.


“MaryLynn Roe co-founded the event in Michigan in 2003 and saw the move to Oxford in 2005, but her courageous battle with cancer was her greatest legacy,” Rieman said. “She passed away from cancer in 2006 but her spirit and vision remain a central rallying point for this event. The ACS is a perfect fit for us.”


Organizers started a new tradition in 2009 to do just that, selling prime parking spots for $100 each to benefit the local chapter of the ACS. All 40 spaces were sold in the first three days of registration. Five dollars from general registrations also benefit the charity while 50/50 drawings throughout the afternoon complete the fundraising. Organizers have expanded MaryLynn’s Row parking to 75 spaces in 2010 to accommodate the demand.


“We raised $10,000 last year and every penny came directly from the attendees,” Rieman said. “This is not an event where organizers ask sponsors to write large checks from an out-of-state office. The giving is personal and profound and done in a way that highlights the very best of intentions by our guests. We plan to raise another $10,000 in 2010.”

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Porsches 2 Oxford began as Porsches 2 Pinckney (MI) in 2003 as 85 cars took part in the first-year event. The event moved to Oxford in 2005 and entertained a modest 140 cars. The attendees increased to 225 cars in 2006 and 255 cars in 2007. A then-record 396 Porsches made their way to Oxford on July 26, 2008 for the fourth annual event. Last year, the record was broken again with 409 Porsches from 21 states and three Canadian provinces.


For more information on 2010’s sixth annual event, please visit www.porsches2oxford.com.


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Webmaster/Media & Publicity
Porsches 2 Oxford
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Oddly enough in a weird twist of events I may be able to make this since I will be travelling I-70 at Mach 3 during that weekend for some testing and I could be persuaded to take a detour south to meet up with folks. What's the plan for each day? (I was planning to stop in Indy Friday night but could push on if needed so that I could have some time to spend with folks on Satuday before returning to my mission)
 

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Would love to have you. Basically Friday the 30th a lot of the cars start rolling into town. From 6-9pm on Friday is "Party in the Park" where there will be food and spirits being offered by the local Lions club (which always bring a great spread and nice selection of suds and wine). I forget what they are charging, but its outside right in the middle of town in the plaza greenspace near the band shell.

Saturday the rest of the folks roll in and join the people already in Oxford and take over the city streets from 6am-4pm. We should have another 400-500 this year from every corner. $25 gets you in by registering as you arrive. Youll see a little bit of everything. We've had 959s, C-GTs, 904s, Chip and Randy Beck, RSRs, GT3-R Le Mans cars, speedsters, RSAs, caymans, 911s, 968s, 914s, everything. Never know what might show up.

We take 5 bucks from every general registration and $100 from the reserved parking (75) and donate $10,000 to ACS. The Cincy print and TV affiliates should be out again. Last year they used the event also as their morning weather driving backdrop in front of the weather map. Not sure if Excellence and Pano are coming again.

Top-50 trophies (our brick trophies like the city streets) awarded as people's choice at the end of the day. Vendors, giveaways, etc, to compliment in between. Because its a college town right in the plaza square there are more eateries and watering holes than you can shake a stick at just feet away.

Sunday there is a non-timed road rally out in the OH/IN countryside in the a.m. $35 I believe.

Last year is rained so hard the drops were denting the pavement. Lightning everywhere. It was right out of the worst case scenario handbook and we still broke the attendance record despite dozens registering and not showing up. Ive been told a couple perennial attendees have bribed the weatherman this year to bless us with sunny skies and low 70s temps.
 

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Check the P2O web site for hotel info under the accommodations nav. There's a half dozen we work with that are a stone's throw away.
 

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K-Man-S,

You need to be there on Saturday to see the enthusiast spectacle that this has become. I was there last year; my first year; and I only live ~20 miles away. This was my first year owning a Porsche.

I saw Beck 904s, many versions of Porsche Turbo race cars, Boxsters and Cayman, a Boxster Dean (very cool), a Twin-turbo 928 (another), a heavily-modified 968 (another very cool car), a Porsche tractor, sooo many different version 911s that were ALL very cool, a rally 911, *sigh* I can't count...

All this, on a day that only promised on-and-off downpours all day. ~550 cars were registered (including day of show) and ~450 cars showed- including me!
 
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