P2O® WILL BE IN GRANVILLE ON JULY 21-23, 2017
WHAT IS P2O?®
P2O® is a friendly, casual get together of Porsche owners and enthusiasts every summer. Celebrating great automobiles, good times, great eateries, and enough watering holes to serve Granville, Ohio and Denison University, P2O® is the perfect event for the Mid-Ohio Region PCA to celebrate the things that make Porsche ownership so unique.
WHEN AND WHERE IS P2O® HELD?
The event is hosted in the city of Granville, Ohio, during the last weekend of July. The event takes place in downtown Granville. Friday evening kicks off with a party in Granville — a great way for arriving guests to park their cars, make friends, and partake in food and spirits. Saturday is our signature event with hundreds of Porsches lining the historic streets of uptown Granville. Sundays are often reserved for extra activities such as road rallies for those wishing to make their stay a total weekend event.
WHY GRANVILLE OHIO?
Granville will provide the perfect picturesque backdrop for hundreds of beautiful cars and the owners who drive them. The rural college town 30 minutes east of Columbus is small enough to provide a terrific road trip for attendees near and far, but also has the infrastructure in place to support an event like P2O® that continues to grow by leaps and bounds every year.
WHAT KIND OF ATTENDEE TURNOUT DOES P2O® GENERATE?
The first P2O® event held in western was 2005 and included 140 registered cars. A year later, the turnout increased over 50% to 240 shiny Porsches. In 2007, P2O® welcomed 290 cars. That number increased to 396 Porsches in 2008 and 410 cars during a rain-soaked event in 2009 . In 2012, our first year in Granville, we had over 400 cars. Significant increases are expected in the coming years as one of the nation’s fastest-growing Porsche-only events continues to gain an unparalleled reputation of casual fun.
HOW DID P2O® GET STARTED?
Prior to coming to Granville, the event was held in Miami University and previously in Pinckney, MI, as Porsches 2 Pinckney. In 2003, the P2P had 83 cars. After a seven month search for a new event home across dozens of cities in the tri-state, Miami University was chosen in winter 2005. P2O® is the brainchild of Marylynn Roe. In 2012, the event was moved to Granville, with an overwhelming positive response!
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING P2O?®
The Mid-Ohio Region PCA (MORPCA) is the chief oversight committee responsible for planning, scheduling, and orchestrating the event during the offseason as well as P2O® weekend. Longtime MORPCA member Bill Slone acts as current Chairperson and bring several years of club actvitity experience. Randy Robinson serves as P2O® Webmaster, coordinates registration and all media and publicity particulars. Many other PCA and non-PCA Porsche enthusiasts — far too many to count — lend their help throughout the year to get everything off the ground.
WHAT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE AT P2O?®
Schedules and events change yearly but in most cases Friday evening is reserved for a reception party. On Saturday, ‘a Casual Porsche Party’ invades Granville with hundreds of Porsches, while sponsor product demonstrations and teaching seminars may be schedule. Afternoon door prize giveaways follows the awards ceremony. Sunday includes a road drive through the Ohio countryside.
DOES P2O® SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND CHARITIES?
Giving back is half the fun and P2O® makes a considerable effort to ensure the gracious people who open their streets and front doors to P2O® attendees take part in the success of the event. P2O’s® signature charitable donation goes to a prominent cancer foundation. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and your help makes a difference in raising money and awareness. Event Co-Founder Marylynn Roe battled cancer courageously before her passing in 2006 and her legacy is one we strive hard to maintain. Money is raised through registrations, Marylynn’s Row, reserved parking, and a 50/50 raffle during the event. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 each year.
Many coupons and specials for P2O® attendees are available for use at local businesses and restaurants to help provide a positive boost to the local economy. We encourage all attendees to patronize local businesses to demonstrate your appreciation for their warm welcome.
WHAT COMPANIES AND BUSINESSES HAVE SUPPORTED P2O?®
P2O® has benefited from terrific support over the years through key sponsorship opportunities that target the things attendees have a key interest in. Current supporters include Byers Imports (Columbus), Autobahn Extremist, Forgeline Wheels, and several other restaurants and locally owned businesses.