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Friday, August 17, 2018 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Inaugural Porsches Across the Mackinac Bridge OPEN TO EVERYONE

Event Type: 
Multi-Event

Motor-Stadt Region would like to invite everyone that owns a Porsche to the very first "Porsches Across the Mackinac Bridge."  This event will take place the weekend of August 17-19, 2018.   The major feature of this gala event will be a police escorted caravan from St. Ignace on the north end of the 5-mile bridge across the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan to Mackinaw City and perhaps back.  Members from all PCA regions are invited.

The communities on each end of the bridge have become a hub of summertime car shows, bridge drives, and related gearhead activities.  Many car clubs and motorized vehicle groups have successfully staged bridge-drive events based in either of the two towns- Jeeps, Mustangs, Corvettes, Mini Coopers, ATV /ORVs, tractors, trucks, even hearses! Just as a point of reference, the 2017 Corvette event registered 239 cars, with 191 cars crossing the bridge.  Last summer's Mini-Cooper gathering attracted over 1,300 cars!  Porsches certainly could and should be able to be equivalently represented.

In addition to the bridge drive, the weekend will feature a car show on Saturday afternoon followed by evening entertainment and dinner on the St. Ignace marina dock, culminating with fireworks over the harbor.  By extending your visit to Sunday (highly recommended) you can choose a driving tour through Michigan's scenic eastern Upper Peninsula or northern Lower Peninsula or maybe a gimmick rally or scavenger hunt (planning is still going on).  The day can be topped off with movies by the bay at American Legion Park.

St. Ignace is one of the most beautiful communities on the Great Lakes, with many choices for lodging and dinning.  Other local attractions include the Kewadin Casino, Mackinac Island, Historic Mill Creek, and Fort Michilimackinac.The country and water in the vicinity of the bridge is spectacular and offers many attractions.

Motor-Stadt Region President, Don Dickmann recently spoke with the directors of the Tourist Bureau of St. Ignace (http://www.stignace.com) about this event, and they were enthusiastic and already have started planning and organizing local arrangements registration, and advertizing.  They've done it before successfully.  He also contacted the presidents of PCA regions around the Great Lakes about this event, and those who responded were very positive.  Don stated, "I think "Porsches Across the Mackinac Bridge" would be a great opportunity for all PCA members and their families to drive their cars to a fabulous location, engage with fellow PCA members from all over, and enjoy a memorable Porsche getaway experience."

Put the dates on your calendar!  We will update the details as we get them!

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