2009 Porsche Escape to the Birthplace of Aviation
Wow, what an enjoyable time for everyone who attended! Escape turned out to be a wonderful event. The Sponsors, PCA, PCNA and all the volunteers thank you for attending and making the event what it was.
Over 39 PCA regions were represented at this Escape.
An example of the feedback:
The Escape weekend was a huge hit. It can only be summed up as Fantastic! The covered bridge tours were interesting and the Hawthorne Hill House great. I did not tour the USAF museum, but all reports were good. Each evening event was excellent and worthwhile. The whole relaxed pace compared to a parade was very enjoyable. The park venue for the Shine and Show, with the Wright flyer over head could not have been any better. Anyone who may of thought why Dayton and did not come missed a premium event.
Escape would not be possible without your participation and the diligent efforts of so many people behind the scenes. OVR would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and everyone involved in making this event a reality! Thank You
COME TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION in Dayton, Ohio. This year’s event will be hosted by the Ohio Valley Region of the Porsche Club of America. The leaves will be turning, the temperatures will be cooling down, and the rich history of aviation awaits you in the birthplace of the Wright Brothers.
Escape was conceived by PCA in 2005 to be the alternative event for those not making the trip across the country to Parade, and has been held on the “opposite coast” for the past four years. It is a series of non-competitive events held each year in a Porsche-friendly locale with driving tours, social events, a car show and an opportunity to take in the local culture and cuisine with all your great Porsche friends.
The Dayton area is home to the world famous National Museum of the United States Air Force, and you can take advantage of specially guided behind-the-scenes tours of the aircraft restoration facility as well as self-guided tours of the main museum.
We offer you the opportunity to visit Hawthorn Hill, the home of the Wright Brothers and only recently opened to the public, their final resting place in Woodland Cemetery (also of Erma Bombeck, another Dayton native), their Cycle Shop, the history-laden Aviation Trail, and a chance to take a flight in the Wright B Flyer (a reproduction of the famous original). Carillon Historical Park, our car show venue, contains one of the Original Wright Brothers Flyers.
Our car show will be a “Shine and Show” and will take place at the Carillon Historical Park, where 25 exhibit buildings attest to Dayton’s heritage of creativity in transportation. The self starter engine for electric motor cars was invented in Dayton by Colonel Edward Deeds, Charles F. Kettering and their “Barn Gang.” You will be able to learn more about them in the Museum tour at the park.
In fact, beyond the concept of flight, Dayton has produced inventors of the following items: the stepladder, pop top can, gas mask, cellophane tape, space food, ice cube tray with ejector mechanism, parking meters, cash register, parachute, human heart lung machine and many, many more. No wonder it is called the City of Inventors.
We have three wonderful Covered Bridge driving tours and October and its colorful leaves will be the perfect time to drive through the countryside. One of these tours also includes a visit to a local Frank Lloyd Wright house.
White Allen Porsche, our local dealer and premier sponsor, has invited all registrants and guests to a Thursday evening reception at the dealership, and you can enjoy an Oktoberfest meal there while you admire the cars on the floor. The Friday and Saturday banquets will be held in great venues, one at America’s Packard Museum, and the second at a fabulous private Porsche collection, the Taj Ma Garaj.
Check the events page to see the broad array of exciting activities available as part of your Escape. Unfortunately, some of the tours must limit the number of people who can participate. So, we encourage you to sign up early to avoid being left out of something you really would like to do. Examples of the activities which limit participation are, Hawthorn Hill and the behind-the-scenes tours of the aircraft restoration at the facility at the National Museum of the United States Air Force
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