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Mike Robbins, longtime PCA member who drove Speedster to 47 Parades, passes away at 89

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mike Robbins, a longtime Porsche Club of America member who drove his Porsche 356 Speedster to 47 of the 56 Porsche Parades he attended, died Saturday evening, October 28, at age 89, in his home state of Indiana.

Robbins joined PCA in 1958 after purchasing his "Bathtub" 356 Speedster in New York, and went on to help establish a larger presence of the club in his home state of Indiana, becoming a founding member of the Central Indian Region in 1961. During 1963-1964, he served as PCA National Secretary. Robbins was also the first Zone 4 Representative, which covers Regions in the upper mid-west United States.

[UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Robbins bought his Speedster in Germany. It has been updated.]


Above: Mike Robbins (right) meets Dr. Wolfgang Porsche (center at the 2015 Parade in French Lick. Emcee Mark Shevits stands to the left.

In 2014, not able to make Porsche Parade in Monterey, Robbins called in to a banquet, where his live conversation with Emcee Mark Shevitz was played on the loudspeakers. In 2015, he attended Porsche Parade in French Lick, Indiana. He once again called in to say hello to his PCA friends during a banquet at Porsche Parade in Jay Peak, Vermont, in 2016.

Funeral arrangements are below:

Visitation:
Thursday Nov. 2 from 4 to 8 pm
Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services - Nora
740 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 844-3966
http://www.leppertmortuary.com/
 
Funeral Service:
Friday Nov. 3 at 11:00 am
Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services - Nora
740 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 844-3966
http://www.leppertmortuary.com/
 
Graveside services immediately following at Second Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery near Franklin Indiana.

Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery, N 800 E, Needham, IN 46162

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