Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Mix and Mingle

WOW!!! Thanks to all PCA members and guests who joined Lincoln Trail Porsche Club for our recent Mix and Mingle in Champaign Illinois on March 11, 2017. We started with only with a few and grew to over 30 by the day of the event. A good time was had by all who attended. See ya at the next event.






Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Porsche Panamera Spotted..........

Shhhh......... BE VERY EVRY QUIET, don't tell anyone, but a 2017 Porsche Panamera was spotted around town.  How do you think it looks?





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Chicago Auto Show private PCA preview event

Thanks to LTR members Gene and Brenda Pish for providing these pictures.  They attended the special Porsche Club of America preview event at the Chicago Auto Show.  They and other PCA members were treated to a special private showing which included a light breakfast and presentations for members.


 









Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 LTR President's Column

Beep Beep Lincoln Trail PCA Members!

Welcome to 2017 and my first post as president of Lincoln Trail Region PCA newsletter/blog.  Many of us have stored our Porsche vehicles away for the winter. However, I'm sure you're ready to slide into the driver's seat at the first opportunity available, because as we all know, Porsches are meant to be driven. 

As newly-elected President, please join me in thanking our immediate Past President, Jim Petruska, for his years of stellar service and leadership to our club. During my seven-year membership, we have seen a gradual increase in participation and membership growth. Jim navigated a route for Lincoln Trail that I will be sure to follow.

Your Board started the year in first gear, holding an organizational meeting right before our Mix and Mingle January 7th. As a reminder, all are invited to attend Board meetings which are held in locations throughout our region, like our Mix and Mingles. (Please don't hesitate to contact a Board Member if you are willing to host a Mix and Mingle.) Tentatively for 2017, we have scheduled Mix and Mingles for March, May, July, September, and November. Once the locations have been confirmed, members will be notified.  

In 2016, members consistently stated they liked the "save the date" cards; we are planning to bring them back this year. We also discussed having more "Tech Sessions" to learn more about the Porsches we own--and the ones we dream about driving. Recently, rallies, cookouts, and other ideas were discussed and tentatively planned for select cities......So stay tuned. 

In addition to our ability to use the PCA Mailer to pass along information to the membership, thanks to Jim Roal, we now have a blog http://ltrpca.blogspot.com/. The blog is in its infancy, but as we venture forth, more territory will be explored. 

My philosophy is, Lincoln Trail is our club. As my grandfather would say, the road you choose to take can be as wide as all outside. Members make us move. As of January 31, 2017, we have 243 total members in our region; 150 primary and 93 co-members. As we shift into second and third, together we can easily grow our roster and leave a legacy of fast-wheeling fun.

See you in the passing lane.

Marcus L.
President


The many faces of the Porsche 911




2017 911 GTS
Motor Trend article about the new 911 GTS....
The 911 has come a long way.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016 LTR Christmas Party

The LTR Christmas party in December was held at the Richland Community College Culinary Arts School.  We had the place to ourselves and the food was great.  Here are a few pictures.



We also shot this mannequin challenge video

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Welcome to the LTR blog

We will use this LTR blog to post articles like what we used to put in the newsletter back in the day.  The articles can come from members or the board.  Members can send their articles to one of the blog authors to be published here.  This way we can see the articles as they come out versus on some periodic basis.  We will also have the full history in searchable format.