The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from IAN TAGGART, CPA-PCA President
Greetings. As I sit in my office, at home, thinking of this article, I think back to the whirlwind of the month of April and all the events that occurred: the CPA-PCA event at the AACA Museum; the Swap Meet; and the Swap Meet Autocross. When thinking about these events, I know members of the Executive Board and Directors play a big part in putting these events together, but as Mr. Baun states in his article about the Swap, it is the club members and the volunteer spirit that really shines through. Sure, swap meet volunteers get cool swag, a custom designed tee shirt and a hat, but when it felt like it was forty degrees at 0530 hrs, a sweater would have been better. So, this year’s Swap and the autocross is in the history books, thanks to those volunteers that worked their shifts as well as pitched in and covered where and when necessary.
As far as upcoming events, the club will not disappoint. Bill Hoover has already filled a Lancaster County Covered Bridge Tour scheduled for June 1, 2013. I guarantee this will be a fantastic event that will not disappoint, as what can be better than friends and those passionate about P-Cars getting together to rev their engines and enjoy the scenery of Lancaster County. As the club is not all about racing and the pursuit of the fastest lap, there is Cars and Coffee East and West on June 8, 2013. Tim March, the club’s Cars and Coffee Chairman, and other members of the club always ensures these events are low key and good times for those wanting to continue the camaraderie of the club over, and what I think is the best meal of the day, breakfast.
For those wanting to burn off some of the pounds and burn up a closed course created by Alan Pozner, our Autocross chair, there is the June 9 autocross at Hershey. As always, the club’s autocross events are fantastic events and give registered participants the chance to demonstrate what their cars, and what they are capable of doing in a relaxed easygoing atmosphere.
Finally, as I begin to run out of words, do not forget to check out the CPA web site for information about these events and many more I did not mention. Also with graduation and Father’s Day coming up it is not too late to check out the Goodie Store and order some deserving graduate and/or father some cool personalized CPA swag. Lastly, remember the monthly club meeting at the Lancaster Liederkranz. Social hour and dinner starts at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM, so come on and join your fellow members who get together every month and brainstorm new ideas, trips, and events that embrace the club spirit as well as the passion for the cars.
Be safe in your travels and hope to see more members at the events as your enthusiasm makes the club.
Happy Porsche Motoring,