THE FERRY PORSCHE TROPHY – PCA REGION OF THE YEAR
The Ferry Porsche Trophy was first presented at Parade in 1961 and was sponsored by Porsche AG and the Porsche of America Corporation. The trophy is in memory of Dr. Ferdinand (Ferry) Porsche and PCA now sponsors this award. The trophy is presented to the outstanding PCA Region of the year. The trophy is “In Appreciation of Loyalty to the Porsche Car and the Porsche Idea”. The winning Region demonstrates the highest standards in meeting the objectives and ideals of the Porsche Club of America. Historically, PCA awarded the Ferry Porsche Trophy to one region. In 2010, in an effort to recognize more Regions for their outstanding achievements, the PCA Executive Committee decided to award a First and Second Runner Up for the Ferry Porsche Trophy.
2013 – ABSAROKA REGION 2nd Runner Up Ferry Porsche Trophy – PCA Region of the Year
Newsletter – Absaroka Arrow
The Absaroka Region has received several national awards for the Absaroka Arrow newsletter for our region size.
- 1st Place at the 60th Porsche Parade in French Lick 2015
- 2nd Place at the 59th Porsche Parade in Monterey 2014
- 3rd Place at the 58th Porsche Parade in Traverse City 2013
- 2nd Place at the 57th Parade in Salt Lake City in 2012
- 3rd Place at 56th Porsche Parade in Savannah in 2011
Public Service – Charity Events
The Absaroka Region is the proud host of the All Euro Car Show (AECS). Each year the Absaroka Region holds the AECS on the beautiful campus of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. The AECS started a decade ago as a low keyed Show and Shine event. It then transitioned to an All German Car Show and five years ago into its current format. The show is not a concourse d ‘elegance, but rather an informal way to assemble the fine cars of Europe in one spot for the public to enjoy and for their owners to be able to gather with those that share their passion. The show has seen great marques like a Hispano Suiza, several Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, a rare Lancia, a classic Jaguar XK120 and of course our favorite marque Porsches.
The primary objectives of the AECS are twofold; one to serve as our region’s signature annual event and membership drive and secondly, to serve as our region’s charity fund raiser to support educational charities within our local community. The event is planned over the course of the year and is lead by an event chair, and past chair and a very small committee to help with distributing posters, preparing newspaper announcements and arranging TV spots.
For 2012 we committed to donate all the proceeds from the AECS to three designated charities that were selected by the membership. These 2012 charities were the Billings Honor Flight, a local civic project to send Montana World war II veterans to Washington DC to see the WWII Memorial; Bench Elementary School, a Billings grade school where the students are typically below the poverty line and in need of basic learning supplies; Montana State University College of Technology, where the Absaroka Region has established a scholarship to assist a student or students who are pursuing a career in automotive technology; and Rocky Mountain College’s Scholarship Fund for use of their beautiful campus for our event.