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Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing. We have uploaded a couple hundred photos for the P2O web site ourselves.

Thanks to everyone for attending. It seemed like it rained 10 miles in every direction of Oxford, except directly on top of Oxford, so we lucked out on the afternoon.

Official count was 480 registered cars and just a hair under 450 on site. The weather forecast kept some day-trippers home. Nevertheless, we parked a record number of cars, besting the last year's mark of 409 (with around the same registered). This is the sixth time in six years organizers have set a new attendance record, which as far as we know is the only event pretty much anywhere in the country that can boast such a claim -- especially in this downturn economy. Most events have been suffering at the gate. We had attendees from as far away as Texas, Georgia, New York, Kansas, Florida, Maryland, and New Mexico (via Chicago).

Next year we are considering two options: move our event a week ahead of the Parade, or call it 'game-on' and go directly against it. The last weekend of July has always been our weekend, so we are reluctant to move the event. We also think the momentum and good will earned over the last six years, along with the affordability of P2O gives us a leg up. Its $25.00 compared to $175.00 just to get a nametag at the Parade. Its also going to be miserably hot and humid in GA in late July. While no one at PCA has directly indicated our attendance may affect the Parade and vice versa, they really don't know what to think of P2O. It's a grassroots event that has become a Sturgis for the Porsche community despite zero backbone from the national office.

We also recognize a couple hiccups this year. We're not perfect. They will be addressed.

Thanks for helping us raise $10,000 for the ACS. Cancer survivors are the real winners, along with those that have passed on from the disease so that their fight is not forgotten.
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