Club News

GPR Website Takes First Place

Article and Photos Courtesy of Eric Elliott and Jeremey Kroh

One of the time-honored traditions of Porsche Parade are the awards given for various categories. Enthusiast, Family, Region of the year are just a small sampling of the awards that are given annually. Awards are also given to the different classes of regions, and the Great Plains Region happens to be a Class III region. Classes are based on membership numbers for a particular region.

I would like to introduce you to Eric Elliott, the webmaster for the Great Plains Region. To those of you who may not know him, and to a lot of you newer members, you may only know him from the GPR emails you get each month. He has been a member of PCA and the Great Plains Region since 1997, after buying a 1987 944S five years earlier. Eric took over the role of GPR webmaster from Steve Wilwerding in 2010, and you have been stuck with him ever since. In 2002, a Boxster in Speed Yellow joined the garage, and eventually a lot of you became more familiar with him as a grid worker (alongside Russ Standage) at DEs and the Club Race.

In 2015, Eric “temporarily” relocated to New York City. Somehow, he is still there, but his roots (and his Boxster!) are still firmly planted here. Although he sold the 944S a few years ago, he still tries to get back a few times a year. That obviously has became difficult in recent years. Hopefully, that is behind us! If you keep your eyes peeled, you never know what GPR event he might pop up at!

With that small introduction, it is my great honor to inform you that our own Eric Elliott was the recipient of the Class III First Place PCA Website Award. Please be sure to drop Eric an email to congratulate him. His hard work is certainly evident.

Congratulations Eric!