July 8-14, 2018 / Seven Pages of Coverage
The annual Porsche Parades offer great experiences for Porsche enthusiasts. We have tried in recent years to give you an idea of what it's like to attend. The 2015 Parade was held in nearby French Lick, IN, and was covered extensively on this website. The 2016 Parade in Jay Peak, Vermont, and the 2017 Parade in Spokane, Washington, were described on the site and by emailed dispatches including photos and commentary by Jeff Jackson.
The 2018 Parade was held in Missouri on the Lake of the Ozarks and was close enough for many SIR members to enjoy in person. The Parade started on Sunday, July 8 and ended on Saturday, the 14th. Like other recent Parades, this one featured a group party or banquet almost every night, a Concours d'Elegance and Historic Display on Monday, driving tours Tuesday through Saturday, an autocross competition, a time-speed-distance rally, a gimmick rally, an art show, children's events, technical sessions, several other activities, a free lunch for volunteers on Saturday, and an actual parade of Porsches on Saturday capped by a group photo of all the cars from that parade.
Some people engaged in lots of different activities. Others were there for the serious competitive events like the autocross and concours. Some just came to relax among other Porsche enthusiasts. Many volunteered for the multitude of Parade "jobs" to earn a Volunteer shirt, help the Parade run smoothly, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy the free Volunteer lunch on Saturday.
The Southern Indiana Region was well represented at this event by the following people. It's likely that all will be happy to tell you about their Parade experience.
Mitch Deep and son Jeremy
Bob and Marie Donnelly
Mark and Pam Faris
Dale Fatland and Judy Ridings
Phil and Dawn Green
Rich Gustafson and Heidi Dunniway
Jeff and Debbie Jackson
Jerry and Susan Jindrich and son Michael
Scott Kleuh and Linda Barth
Manuel and Dee Dee Ramirez
Mark and Cheryl Roethemeier
Gary and Rosie Stroud
Chris and Macie Yelton
We didn't try to document every event. Mitch Deep was only able to attend for a couple of days, but wrote a spirited account of his time (it sounds just like him). Jerry and Susan Jindrich participated in several events from Sunday through Wednesday and headed off on their own for the rest of the week. Debbie Jackson and others contributed pictures to give you a taste of the week. Hopefully, these pages will encourage you to attend a Porsche Parade sometime soon.
2018 Porsche Parade Photos and Commentary:
From Debbie Jackson, Phil Green, and Mitch Deep:
Porsche Parade Snapshots
From Mitch Deep:
Parade Memories 2018
From Jerry and Susan Jindrich:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
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