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Sunday, 10 July 2022

Below are the instructions how to enter to win one of 29 places on your Club’s Porsche Factory Tour in Stuttgart, Germany, on 15th September 2022.

In addition to seeing the production lines for the Taycan, 911, and 718, Porsche AG will also host us on a special tour of the Porsche Museum and at lunch at Restaurant Christophorus. Entries must be received by 17:00 on Sunday 10th July 2022.

Before you jump to the link to the lottery entry form below, please read the following explanation of your Club’s plan for the event.

Porsche AG has limited us to only 30 Club members on the day. In the expectation that the tour would be well over subscribed, the Executive Committee of your Club adopted two goals. First, to offer a multi-day European road trip good enough that it will attract members who did not win one of the 30 places on the factory tour. Second, to select the members for the factory tour in a completely transparent and fair manner.

Members of the Committee have proposed a multi-day road trip that would start and end at the Cherbourg ferry terminal and include stops at Musée National de l'Automobile—Collection Schlumpf in Mulhouse, France, the Mercedes Museum and the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the ADAC 1000km race on the Nordschliefe in Nürburg, Germany, Touristfahren on the Nordschleife with the option of a ride with or coaching from a RSRNürburg driver, a visit to Bruges, Belgium, a stop to see the Bayeux tapestry in Bayeux, France, and for the lucky 30, the special museum tour, factory tour and Restaurant Christophorus.

When considering the plan for the road trip, the Committee noted the length of the road trip and its cost and concluded that although it would appeal to a good number of Club members it might not appeal to all 30 attending the factory tour. Accordingly, the Committee determined that the selection of the attendees for the factory tour must precede the detailed planning of the event, including whether there was sufficient demand for a multi-day tour and the sights that would be part of that tour.

The Committee concluded that the fairest way to select members for the factory tour was a lottery open to all Full and Honorary Members of the Club, about 400 of us, with one place reserved for the Club President as the representative of the entire Club. From today until 17:00 on Sunday 10th July 2022 Full and Honorary Members may enter the lottery for the factory tour by completing the lottery entry form linked below. Associate Members are not eligible to enter the lottery. The Club will publish to the membership the complete list of the names of those entering the lottery along with a unique lottery ticket number for each entrant.

During a live and recorded Zoom meeting to be held on the following week to which all Club members will be invited, identical tickets bearing the unique numbers will be put into a receptacle and a senior representative of Porsche Centre Dublin will draw 58 tickets. The members associated with the first 29 numbers drawn will be invited to attend the tour along with the Club President and the members associated with the second 29 numbers will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which they were drawn. Invitations to the tour are personal and may not be transferred to any other person. The Committee believes that this lottery will be fully transparent and fair.

The Committee will work with the 30 tour attendees to plan drive and fly-in options. After plans are reasonably complete, each attendee will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit to hold the place for the factory tour. On the day of the tour the full amount of the deposit will be returned to each member who is in attendance. Anyone who plans to attend but later cancels will have the deposit refunded if a member from the waitlist takes the place. The goal is to have 30 members on the factory tour who arrive by the means that best suit them, with the hope that the Club can offer a multi-day driving tour to Stuttgart that will appeal to many of those members who will be on the factory tour but also many members who did not win the lottery.

Now that you have read all about the programme, if you are a Full or Honorary Member you may enter the lottery by clicking HERE. Please enter your membership number exactly. If you cannot locate your membership card bearing your number for 2022 and you need assistance, please email the Club Secretary at membership@porsche-club-ireland.com.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Porsche Club Ireland

By:  Denis McGill
        President
        www.porsche-club-ireland.ie