Detailed – Porsche of London Spring Fun Run

LOP2014SpringFunRun6bWRStory and photos by Mike Salter, Service Manager, Porsche of London

Going back to January, most are thinking about all the snow we received and when will spring be here? At the dealership, of course, we are thinking the same too. However, after getting home one day after work, I walked into to my workshop…and there sat my 911. All covered up, battery charger cord hanging out from the front end. I pulled back the cover and started thinking spring. We need to get going on our spring and summer events. I’m not sure if I asked or was volunteered to take care of this year’s Fun Run, but how often do get to mix business and pleasure.LOP2014SpringFunRun3WR

After being to many events, (Porsches to Ohio, The Tail of The Dragon, track days and car shows), one thing I learned was I needed a team. So off to the workshop and to the front lines for help. Very quickly we filled lead drivers, help with paper work, follow up with participants, and of course, parking. But where would we go? We needed enough parking for fifty cars and seating for at least 120 guests. Conversation over dinner with my wife lead to her suggesting the Ben Miller Inn.

A quick e-mail to Lori from the Ben Miller Inn, and lunch was confirmed.LOP2014SpringFunRun1WR

Now the route. With the help of Google Maps, Aaron and I set out one Sunday morning with the snow still very several feet high. From the London dealership to Goderich, we were ready.

The drive now complete, what about more fun? People’s choice awards! A quick meeting with my after sales manager, he agreed to supply prizes for the top Porsches.

LOP2014SpringFunRun4bWRBack to the office, everything is being put together and finalized. The 2014 Porsche of London Spring Fun Run is getting close. All last minute details are in check.LOP2014SpringFunRun5cWR

As the morning of May 31st came, I was up early! A quick stop for fuel, and then rushing through the parts department to top up my oil. My worry…are we ready? Yes. The day went off very well, we ended up with a beautiful day and 52 Porsches at the Ben Miller Inn.

Many Thanks to all the staff at Porsche of London and all who came out and made the day great!

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