Niagara PCA Event List

Jan
1
Mon
2018
HPDE Registration Open! @ Watkins Glen International Speedway
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am

The 2018 HPDE schedule at Watkins Glen International will be:

  • Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE at Watkins Glen – May 28-29, 2018
  • Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – June 13-14, 2018
  • OctoberFast HPDE at Watkins Glen – October 1-2, 2018

The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America’s Driver Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations

Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

CLICK LOGO TO REGISTER:

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Register early to be sure and get a spot!

  • Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
  • Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.

For more information about Niagara region’s HPDE program, go to: Niagara PCA Driver Education

Registration is open until the event is filled. 

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Jan
16
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour – New location!! @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Car Talk and a Beer @ MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
14
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Feb
15
Thu
2018
NRPCA Watch SIG @ The Delaware Pub
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rob Dean is back again this year, with another installment of his Watch SIG.  So if you are a watch collector or just have one very special watch that you would like to show off and chat about. Here’s the time and place to do it.

He has an interesting perspective on how Porsches and watches have much in common.  For instance, they both can be highly desirable, and they both use gears to make them run. And how about the maintenance factor, their back story or history and of course, they both are collectible!

So he invites you to set aside the evening of February 15th, from 6-8pm.
Bring 1 to 3 of your favorite watches to tell the “story” e.g. Marlon Brando’s Rolex from On the Water Front that disappeared when he died. (ok, this is an exaggeration). But you get it, the collectible or rebuild or history or uniqueness story or just why you like it.
If interested RSVP to rod911964@gmail.com

Feb
16
Fri
2018
HoliMont Ski Outing @ HoliMont Ski Resort
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Looking for some winter wonderland while dreaming of the next driving season?

Come on out to Holimont Ski Resort and enjoy the serenity of 135 skiable acres. In addition to downhill skiing; X-country skiing and snowshoeing are available also.  At HoliMont, you will find a diverse selection of terrain to accommodate every possible ability level. Just learning the ropes? We’ve got you covered. Love ripping it up in the glades? We’ve got a great selection of trees. Have kids who want to spend all day in the terrain park? Our park is constantly evolving and gets more progressive every season. Or maybe you just want a place to get away from it all? If that’s the case then HoliMont is definitely the right choice for you.

Meet at the Main Chalet at 9:00- 9:15 a.m

Cost:

Downhill – $40.00
X-country skiing and snowshoe rental – $20.00
Ski Rental – $27.00/day
Snowboard Rental – $27.00/day
Demos – $45.00
Helmet Rental – $10.00/day

Questions and RSVP: Stu Jenkins

 

Feb
18
Sun
2018
Annual Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Niagara Region PCA annual planning meeting will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Terry Hills, 5122 Clinton Street Rd. (Rt. 33), Batavia. This meeting is open to all members, and provides us the opportunity to plan our year’s activities and events.

So come join us for a bite to eat and discussion of activities for the upcoming driving season. It’s not too late to bring your ideas to the table, new ideas are always welcome.

Arrive 12:30pm, lunch served at 1:00pm, meeting starts 1:30pm. Cost for lunch is $5 per person (payable at the door) and includes soups, sandwiches, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea/soda. A cash bar is available. No RSVP necessary.

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Feb
20
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour – New location!! @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
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Mar
6
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. Pizza and wings for $5 per person. Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Mar
14
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Mar
20
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour – New location!! @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Instructor Seminar @ Burgundy Basin
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

**Registration NOW OPEN**                   Register here

Guest Speaker: Peter Argetsinger

The seminar will kick off with a light Continental breakfast at 8AM. Topics will include but not limited to what’s new for our HPDE program for 2018, Tech updates, our Instructor Development program and 2018’s Niagara on the Road destination. For the first time, we will be holding our IDP winter session portion to run concurrent with the day long seminar. Also for the first time, we are opening the seminar up to advanced intermediate drivers and above to illustrate a comprehensive path on how to become a Niagara Region Instructor. Lunch is included. Seminar should wrap up around 3:30.

Please address registration inquiries to Rich de Asis: dechiefinstructor@niagarapca.org

Best regards,
Rich DeAsis, NRPCA Chief Instructor
Ken Buschner, NRPCA IDC Coordinator

Apr
3
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Apr
4
Wed
2018
Car Talk & a Beer* @ MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by GVC-BMW

Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, through the eyes of Luis Martinez.

 Luis will give an informal talk on Looking Back and Looking

Ahead, The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

 Born and raised in Cuba, Luis is an automotive writer,

driving instructor, public speaker and track “anthropologist”.

To learn more about Luis go to CarsYeah.com,

http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/987-luis-martinez/

Apr
7
Sat
2018
Cars at the Movies @ The Screening Room
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of dinner and a movie, where we will experience a private screening of the classic racing movie “Le Mans”  at The Screening Room, a boutique, café style movie theater located in the Boulevard Mall. Dinner will consist of pizza & wings with a cash bar (beer, wine, soft drinks).  The theater seats 50 and family and friends are welcome.

 

Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door.  Please RSVP to Hank Beamer  by March 31st, so that we can plan the food accordingly

 

6:00 meet & greet, dinner
6:45 start film, running time 1 hour 48 minutes

 

Filmed during the annual 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans, France, in 1970, this fast-paced drama follows Michael Delaney (Steve McQueen), a Porsche driver haunted by the memory of an accident at the previous year’s race in which a competing driver was killed. To top things off, Delaney also finds himself increasingly infatuated with the man’s widow (Elga Andersen). The minimal storyline focuses on Delaney’s race-long rivalry with his Ferrari-driving archnemesis, Erich (Siegfried Rauch).
“making of the film” information;
The Screening Room photo
 
LOCATION AT THE BOULEVARD MALL
(FORMER FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB)
SEPARATE ENTRANCE OUTSIDE OF MALL
BETWEEN MACYS & JC PENNEYS. (FACING ALBERTA DR and WEGMANS)

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re adding one more Buffalo Happy Hour just for good measure.

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Apr
15
Sun
2018
Watkins Glen Opening Day – CANCELLED! @ Watkin's Glen International
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Because of the severe adverse weather that is passing through the area this event has been cancelled. 

Sunday, April 15th is opening day at Watkins Glen International. This will be the first driving event of the year for the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America.

We will meet at Eastview Mall, Victor NY, in the parking lot near Macy’s between 9:00 and 9:30am.

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Driver’s meeting will be when the Buffalo group arrives. We’ll go over the route, what to do if you get lost, etc. Departure from Eastview Mall will be at 9:45.

We will be taking a scenic ride through the Finger Lakes countryside. The trip to WGI should take about 2 hours with a quick break half way.

A representative from WGI will collect $25.00 from each car. The $25.00 covers the cost of three pace car lead laps of the track. Be sure to have CASH. They don’t take checks or credit cards.

Contact: Joe Prinzbach

THIS IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT. IF IT’S RAINY/SNOWING/VERY COLD WE WON’T GO. WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.

Watkins Glen International Raceway

OPENING WEEKEND
Experience the twists and turns of our world-reknown road course from the driver’s seat of your personal vehicle. Take your car on the track for three paced laps behind an official WGI vehicle for $25 per vehicle, per three laps. .

Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; Gates close at 3 p.m.
Tickets available at the Gate ONLY for $25 per three-paced laps on the Grand Prix course (3.4 miles).

Opportunity to purchase professional photos of your car on-site or on the web courtesy of Track Time Photos.

Take your own photos in Gatorade Victory Lane where the drivers of The Glen celebrate.

Proceeds from the 2018 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation and local charities. In the past, The Glen and Opening Weekend participants have donated to Autism Speaks, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.

 

 

Apr
22
Sun
2018
WNY SCCA Autocross @ New Era Field* @ New Era Field
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Registration and Tech Inspection are open from 8:30-9:30am.
Novice Walkthrough at 9:30am
Driver’s Meeting at 10am
First car off following the driver’s meeting.
Course cleanup, following last run, between 3:30-4pm.
Awards directly after course cleanup.

For more information, please go to WNY SCCA site at http://wny-scca.com/index.php?topic=167.0

 

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tech Inspections are mandatory for anyone attending our Driver Education events, and strongly recommended for anyone planning to Autocross. In addition, all Porsche owners are more than welcome to have their cars inspected. This is a terrific way to ensure your car is ready for the driving season.

At a tech inspection your car will be put on a lift, wheels will be removed, and a general check-up of your cars road and/or track worthiness will be performed. Some of the items checked are suspension components, safety systems, belts and hoses, fluids, bearings, brakes, tires and wheels, and exhaust system. Links to the actual Tech Inspection form, and the Rules & Regulations, can be found on the Driver Education page of the Niagara PCA website.

Tech Inspections are first come first served, so arrive early. Drivers are expected to assist in removing and replacing their own wheels, so please dress appropriately. Of course, there will be plenty of people on hand to assist. Anyone interested in helping at either of the Tech Inspections can contact Mike Zotter. Assistance is always greatly appreciated!

MAP AND DIRECTIONS to Eksten Autoworks.

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Apr
28
Sat
2018
Evolution Performance Autocross Driving School @ Seneca Army Depot* @ Seneca Army Depot
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Finger Lakes Region

This is the first step in autocross education where all students start. The daylong course builds students skills level via introducing new ideas to improve one’s times. Students both ride and drive (using their own cars) with Evolution’s trained, professional drivers (most of which are current or past National Solo Champions) to learn where they are fast and where they need to improve. Small student teacher ratio of insures quality instruction time.

Combined with race proven skills, concepts, and techniques, this course will improve the performance of all drivers on the both road and the track. Even experienced driver’s benefit from the Phase 1 course as a refresher for those things they’ve forgotten over the years or perhaps never learned. No matter what type of car you drive, the Phase 1 skills will improve your overall driving abilities.

Note: Two driver cars are welcome. Students will also be required to work course during part of the day.

Site Directions

MAP. Seneca Army Depot is located near 6600 NY-96 in Romulus, NY. Please take a look at the MAP link before heading to the site.

Schedule:

7:00 am Site Opens
7:30 am Tech Inspection
8:30 am Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)
8:45 am Instructed Sessions Begins
12:30 pm Working Lunch
1:00 pm Instructed Session Continue
5:00 pm Wrap-up Meeting

Pricing for each of the Evolution programs at this location is set at $265. For more information on this, as well as other Evolution Performance Driving Schools, please feel free to contact Mike “Junior” Johnson at: mike@evoschool.com.

For more information about the Finger Lakes Region of the SCCA, please visit their site at: http://www.flr-scca.com/.

May
1
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting – Guest Speaker Don Brown @ Terry Hills Golf Course
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara PCA club member Don Brown will share his 33+ year relationship with air-cooled Porsches and Volkswagens, what got him and his wife Jennie interested in the brands, along with some past and present vehicles from their collection. He will then share the preservation and ongoing restoration of their circa 1830’s Centennial Firehouse which is listed on the State and National Historic Registries. The club will be gathering at the firehouse prior to the short drive to the RTV German Blossom Festival in June.

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

 

May
12
Sat
2018
FLR SCCA Autocross #1* @ Xerox Webster
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our FIRST event of the 2018 season is at Xerox located in Webster, NY!

Registration is open from 8:00-9:30.

Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information and to register, go to Finger Lakes SCCA @ https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.requirements/uidEvent/DDC02CD9-0F4F-7115-4303AC701D91F848

Cars & Coffee @ Town & Country Restaurant
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hello Spring!!  See you at the  Town and Country Family Restaurant in Alden.

“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd.  Come on out and share a cup of joe and some car talk for a little while on a Saturday morning.

We’ll pick a spot with a Porsche friendly parking lot and a coffee shop and schedule an open event on the first Saturday of each month.

We’ll meet at 9am, have a cup of coffee and donut / muffin / bagel, hang out in the parking lot for an hour or so, and then hit the road. We’ll plan to move it around from month to month.

We’ll do this May through October and will start the evening happy hours again as the weather turns this Fall.

May
18
Fri
2018
Zone 1 – 48 Hours at the Glen* @ Watkins Glen International
May 18 @ 7:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

zone1200squareThe Zone 1 – 48 Hours at Watkins Glen began in 1974. Continue the tradition and join us for the 44st consecutive year on May 18-20, 2018. Watkins Glen International is the continuation of a road racing tradition dating back to 1948, when sports cars raced on the 6.6 mile course through the village of Watkins Glen. The permanent road course was built in 1956 and has remained the home of a great racing tradition for 55 years.

 

May
20
Sun
2018
Ellicottville Breakfast Run @ Lowes
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ellicottville,+NYBill will be leading his annual spring breakfast run to Ellicottville.
He will be meeting the Lowes in Henrietta (Hylan Dr. off I-390 ) between 8-8:25.   LEAVING promptly at 8:30 for a nice 2 hr. drive to Ellicottville.
A Buffalo group will be leaving from Porsche Buffalo (formally Northtown Porsche) on 8135 Main St, Williamsville at 9am and will meet up at Dina’s.

Please contact Bill if you are planning on joining him for his annual breakfast run.

This is a Fair Weather Event, if rain is forecasted, look for a cancellation announcement on the website on Saturday. 

Cars & Coffee Buffalo* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cc9_tlCar enthusiasts gather here!

Cars and Coffee Buffalo is a social gathering for fellow automotive enthusiasts to meet and discuss everything automotive related, while surrounded by the company of great vehicles and great coffee.

This is NOT a car show, this is a get together for car owners to meet other car owners in the area that share their same passion for automobiles.

Please do not bring lawn chairs and sit next to your car, this is not an event where you are showing off your car, the idea is to meet and mix with other car owners and brands you wouldn’t regularly interact with at a one make style car event. (The same goes for trophies and awards, leave those at home.)

Please do not burn out, drift, or speed in or out of the event, there are people walking all around and safety is our number one priority. (Erie County Sheriffs and State Troopers will be at the event to deter these reckless actions and deal with those that act out)

Quality over Quantity: This event is intended for quality automobiles, and because of that not every vehicle can participate. We ask that owners use self discretion on what vehicles are appropriate or ready to participate. Cars and Coffee organizers have the final say as to what vehicles can participate. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

SUV’s / Trucks: For 2018 I am expanding the ability for trucks and SUV’s to participate in the events. While there are still regulations, we are happy to announce that by working with several passionate attendees, we come up with revised guidelines that have yielded a big win for the community. For 2018 there will not be a specific year cut off, we will instead focus on the participants on a case by case basis. While a modern diesel dually / Jeep would still be required to park in public spectator parking, vehicles like the Typhoon, Cyclone, Bronco, and select others will now be able to participate in the event lot. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

-Motorcycles: At this point the event is still intended just for automobiles, motorcycles are required to park in public spectator parking. (The motorcycles generally park together here anyways, so you will be in good company directly across from the event lot)
Anyone that jeopardizes attendee’s safety, or the future of our Cars and Coffee will not be allowed at future events.

All vehicle marques are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The Lotus, Porsche, Fiat and Ferrari clubs will be in attendance, as well as enthusiasts from 10 or 15 different automotive brands. Some brands you can expect to see at the event include: Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Tesla, Saleen, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Bentley, Jaguar, Shelby and more!

Please contact Matt Wetzel if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

May
27
Sun
2018
FLR SCCA Marketplace Mall Night Autocross* @ Marketplace Mall
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Hosted by Finger Lakes SCCA

FLK SCCA  is excited to host an event at their  newest location – Marketplace Mall. They will be in the lot by Macy’s, at the corner of Hylan and Jefferson. This is a NIGHT EVENT – dress warm, bring flashlights and consider some reflective gear. There will be reflective chalk and glowsticks for the cones.

Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Novice Walk: 6:30 p.m.
Driver’s Meeting: 7 p.m.

$42 for SCCA members
$62 for non-members

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information, please go to Finger Lakes SCCA @ https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.requirements/uidEvent/29064627-EE84-C906-BCED3C1D1A4781AF

May
28
Mon
2018
Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
May 28 @ 8:00 am – May 29 @ 5:00 pm

This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.
For more details, visit our Driver Education page.

REGISTRATION
Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.
Registration is open.     Green and White levels have sold out.

Costs:
Students $475
Garages $65
Register and pay by May 1 to receive a free event item.
IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Mike Bohan Memorial DE photos by Randy at Clutchfoto.com

Jun
1
Fri
2018
Zone 1 – Porsche Clash* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the 18th Annual CLASH AT THE GLEN June 1, 2 & 3, 2018.

Hosted by the Regions of Zone 1 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY

Established in 2001 as part of the Porsche Club of America Club Racing Program, “The Clash at the Glen” is an event you must attend, either as a racer or as a volunteer.  Held at the historic Watkins Glen Race Track, nestled in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, this track is one that cannot be missed. There will be almost 300 racing Porsches!!  This is one of the biggest Porsche racing events in the country. The three day event is free for club members (bring your club membership card to get in the gate)  and is great chance to get see Porsche racing up close with open access to the paddock and pits. And another great reason to go: there are 10 or so racers from the Niagara Region who will be racing at the three day event. Let’s support our region!!
Held in late May/early June, this event is one where racers must register early.  Being such a historic track and one of the best drives in the country, race classes fill up quickly.  Not only can this race accomodate up to 300 racers, the volunteer effort over 50 volunteers from various Regions throughout the Zone is an effort second to none.   In order to make this event a success every year we rely on the volunteers to make it happen. Without their effort this race would not be possible.  We look forward to seeing you at The Clash this year!

Early registration and hotel reservations are recommended.

Visit the Zone 1 website  for event details.

 

There is no better way to help support Zone 1, than by volunteering for this year’s Clash at the Glen Club Race. Held at one of the best and most historic racetracks in the country, the Clash brings together club members for 3 days of fun and exciting racing, which you can be a part of. Volunteers are what enable us to put on one of the best club races in PCA. We encourage you, your family and friends to register as volunteers for this year’s Zone 1 Clash at the Glen Club Race.

 

 

 

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Jun
8
Fri
2018
SCCA 18 Tire Rack Finger Lakes Autocross* @ Seneca Army Depot
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm

Championship Tour

If you are looking to experience the best sites, the best courses and the best competition – either in preparation for Solo Nationals or to see where you stand against the best – The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo® Championship Tour is for you.

Known as the, “Road to Lincoln” because of how each event is run in a similar format to the season-ending championship event, Championship Tour events prepare drivers to compete for a national championship, or just allow more people to see how they stack up against the tougher competition.

These events average more than 275 drivers at each of the various locations across the country with most of the competitors coming from nearby states. These drivers come together to get a taste of the “Nationals” experience of competition and camaraderie.

Championship Tour competition takes place over two days with a different course each day, just like Solo Nationals. Drivers get three runs on each course with their best time from each added together for the final class standings. Runs are timed to 1/1000th of a second and knocking a cone down means a penalty of 2 seconds added to that time. All classes at Championship Tours are the standard Solo classes that you’ll find at Solo Nationals and in the SCCA in the Solo Rulebook.

Select Championship Tour events are also part of the “Solo Triad” – the triple crown of solo for a special award and the chance at a lifetime membership.

To learn more, see the links and schedule below or explore the “Championship Tour” guide to the right (bottom on Mobile devices) and learn about rules, special awards and contingency prizes available.

Registration Fees are:

Regular online entry – $120

Junior Kart entry – $70

On-Site (Late) entry – $ 200

For more detailed information please visit the event page by clicking here.

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Cars & Coffee – CANCELLED @ Town & Country Restaurant
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We are cancelling Cars & Coffee this month to as not to conflict with Porsche Buffalo’s 70th Anniversary Event, that is on the same day.  Also, please don’t forget about Euro Car Day and German Blossom Festival on Sunday.

Cars & Coffee will be at Town and Country Family Restaurant in Alden.

“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd.  Come on out and share a cup of joe and some car talk for a little while on a Saturday morning.

We’ll pick a spot with a Porsche friendly parking lot and a coffee shop and schedule an open event on the first Saturday of each month.

We’ll meet at 9am, have a cup of coffee and donut / muffin / bagel, hang out in the parking lot for an hour or so, and then hit the road. We’ll plan to move it around from month to month.

We’ll do this May through October and will start the evening happy hours again as the weather turns this Fall.

Porsche 70th Anniversary presented by Porsche Buffalo* @ Porsche Buffalo
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
10
Sun
2018
Euro Car Day* @ The Angry Buffalo/Rose Garden Grove
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Click poster to enlarge for details

85th German Blossom Festival* @ Rochester Touristen Verein "Camp Lima"
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Niagara PCA, Finger Lakes Region Volkswagen Club, and the Volkswagen Association of Western New York, are invited by the Rochester Touristen Verein (Rochester German Club) to display their Porsches or vintage Volkswagens under the trees at the RTV’s 85th annual German Blossom Festival. This is a traditional German spring festival, with authentic German food, beer, fantastic homemade desserts, and musical entertainment. FREE parking and admission for club participants if you display your car. It is advisable to bring a lawn chair to relax in the shade and your favorite beer stein!

Meeting Time: Between 10:30 & 11:15 AM we will gather and meet in the parking lot next to Don and Jennie Brown’s historic Centennial Firehouse. At 11:15 AM we will depart from the firehouse and caravan over to the RTV Blossom Fest event site.

Centennial Firehouse Location: 7315 E Main St, Lima, NY 14485 (The firehouse is located on the northeast corner of SR 5 & 20 and 15A (Rochester Street) and is across the street from the American Hotel)

RSVP Requested: Don Brown at: zippy_db@yahoo.com or 585-624-8159.
Don’s cell phone for day of event: 585-202-0765

Music provided by: The German American Musicians
with special performances by:
Einmarsch led by Francis M. Dalton American Legion, Lima Post 282
Eagle Gymnastics
The Rochester Schwaben Verein Folk Dancers
Accordion player Erik Schwarz
The Alphorn Society of Western NY
Children’s Entertainment & Activities

Camp Lima Blossom Fest Location:
2375 Pond Road, Lima NY 14485
Follow Factory Hollow Road South
off SR 5 & 20 between Lima and West Bloomfield

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm

_MG_4978This event is Full.

Niagara Region will be hosting our annual Advanced/Solo DE.

For details and registration information, visit our Driver Education page.

This unique DE format will include two run groups, with the option to drive at any time. Each driver will receive LOTS of track time! All standard PCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect. Due to the nature of this event, the number of drivers accepted is very limited. This event will sell out, so early registration is highly encouraged.

This event is for advanced track drivers and provides the opportunity to develop your high performance driving skills. Instructors, while not assigned, will be available for consultation on an individual basis. Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only are eligible to participate. If you are unsure if you qualify for admittance, please contact our Chief Instructor Rich DeAsis.

Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of WGI. Contact Bert Xander to put your name on the Guest List for track entry. There is no admission charge for guests, but your name must be on the guest list by June 1st for entry.

Come join the Niagara Region PCA at Watkins Glen for this extraordinary track event!

Cost:
Event Fee $575
Garage Space $65
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by May 18th to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of this Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Jun
17
Sun
2018
Breakfast Run to Naples @ Eastview Mall
Jun 17 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

bobruthvineyard2Join us on a tour to Bob & Ruth’s Vineyard Restaurant in Naples, NY. Enjoy a fun group drive through the finger lakes and take in the beautiful scenery while eating breakfast at Bob & Ruth’s (breakfast is self-pay).   The FLPCA is no longer doing their car show at Sonnenberg Gardens, so perhaps a ride around the lake before heading home.

Meet at Eastview Mall at 8:45 am, leave at 9:15am.  Please contact Bill Schicker if you are planning on attending.

 

Cars & Coffee Buffalo* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cc9_tlCar enthusiasts gather here!

Cars and Coffee Buffalo is a social gathering for fellow automotive enthusiasts to meet and discuss everything automotive related, while surrounded by the company of great vehicles and great coffee.

This is NOT a car show, this is a get together for car owners to meet other car owners in the area that share their same passion for automobiles.

Please do not bring lawn chairs and sit next to your car, this is not an event where you are showing off your car, the idea is to meet and mix with other car owners and brands you wouldn’t regularly interact with at a one make style car event. (The same goes for trophies and awards, leave those at home.)

Please do not burn out, drift, or speed in or out of the event, there are people walking all around and safety is our number one priority. (Erie County Sheriffs and State Troopers will be at the event to deter these reckless actions and deal with those that act out)

Quality over Quantity: This event is intended for quality automobiles, and because of that not every vehicle can participate. We ask that owners use self discretion on what vehicles are appropriate or ready to participate. Cars and Coffee organizers have the final say as to what vehicles can participate. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

SUV’s / Trucks: For 2018 I am expanding the ability for trucks and SUV’s to participate in the events. While there are still regulations, we are happy to announce that by working with several passionate attendees, we come up with revised guidelines that have yielded a big win for the community. For 2018 there will not be a specific year cut off, we will instead focus on the participants on a case by case basis. While a modern diesel dually / Jeep would still be required to park in public spectator parking, vehicles like the Typhoon, Cyclone, Bronco, and select others will now be able to participate in the event lot. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

-Motorcycles: At this point the event is still intended just for automobiles, motorcycles are required to park in public spectator parking. (The motorcycles generally park together here anyways, so you will be in good company directly across from the event lot)
Anyone that jeopardizes attendee’s safety, or the future of our Cars and Coffee will not be allowed at future events.

All vehicle marques are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The Lotus, Porsche, Fiat and Ferrari clubs will be in attendance, as well as enthusiasts from 10 or 15 different automotive brands. Some brands you can expect to see at the event include: Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Tesla, Saleen, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Bentley, Jaguar, Shelby and more!

Please contact Matt Wetzel if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
FLR 2018 SCCA Autocross Novice School* @ Penn Yan Airport
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

2018 FLR Autocross Novice School

Are you just starting out in autocross and want to learn a lot in a short amount of time?

Have you been autocrossing a few times and want to learn how to get through that slalom quicker?

Do you want more hands-on time learning about car control?

The FLR SCCA Solo Novice school can get you there!!

Throughout the day the drivers will practice various elements with an in-car instructor at different stations like slalom, braking, skid pad/figure 8.

At the end of the day drivers get a try at a complete course to apply the skills learned and have some fun.

You get a ton of seat time for much less $$ than most driving schools.

The cost for the day is $75 and will include entry fee for the autocross the next day (6/24) at Penn Yan Airport. Please note instructors will also be available to ride with novices at Sunday’s event.

For more information, go to Finger Lakes SCCA here

Hemmings Great Race Stops at Fairport! @ Lift Bridge Lane
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Great Race Update:
Many people have wondered about Saturday and the unfortunate weather forecast…..
Please know there is no rain date. Bill has been informed by the organizers that the parking ticket you have is only for your Porsche. If you choose not to drive it, you cannot park in the assigned spot provided to the Club. There are many side streets to park on (you’ll have to navigate on your own) if you wish not to drive your Porsche. The festivities will still be going on at B-side starting @ 1:30 with a charge of $5pp.

If you decide not to attend the festivities, please email Bill and let him know.

Rev-On Car Events Invites You to Be apart of the Fun When the Great Race Comes to Fairport

The Great Race is the opportunity for you and your classic, vintage or muscle car to be a part of the greatest car event of 2018. Just $10 gets you a parking spot where you can show your ride to more than 10,000 people attending this world – class event.

Great Race History

Show starts at 230pm
Opening Ceremonies at 4:00pm
Racers begin arriving at 430pm
Roads reopen at 800pm
$10 per vehicle
DJ Bobby Rocker
Live Music by “Its My Party”

So here’s the scoop, Bill Schicker has secured 40 parking spots @ $10/spot at a prime viewing location. So be there and be seen!!  So if you want primo viewing of some outstanding classic vehicles this is your event.  You must be parked no later than 1pm as they will be closing the road.  Bring chairs, drinks, hats, sunscreen, etc.  There are restaurants in very close proximity.

Directions from Buffalo
Route 1
Route 2
Map of Liftbridge Lane parking

If you weren’t at the June members’ meeting, Bill has admission tickets to the parking area.  Contact Bill to make arrangements to meetup to get your entry ticket.

 

Jun
24
Sun
2018
FLR 2018 Autocross #3* @ Penn Yan Airport
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:30 pm

Our THIRD event of the 2018 season is at Penn Yan Airport, located in Penn Yan, NY!

Registration is open from 8:00-9:30.

Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information, go to Finger Lakes SCCA here

Cars & Coffee East @ Pultneyville Deli Company
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us at the Pultneyville Deli Company for the first Cars and Coffee East. The Deli Company is located at the intersection of Lake and Hamilton St. in the town of Williamson.

Coming from the West the best route is to take Bay Rd North in Webster to Lake Rd East. Stay on Lake all the way to the Deli in Pultneyville.

From the South, Rt 21 North turns into Hamilton St.

Or, just plug 4120 Lake Rd, Williamson, NY into your GPS and have at it.

If the lot in front of the Deli is full, an overflow lot is just next to the Deli. Be very careful entering the overflow lot as the entrance is an incline that can scrape your splitter if not entered at an angle. Exiting is more of a problem than entering.

For information contact artvon@aol.com
pultneyvilledeli.com

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Cruise Nights @ Burgundy Basin Inn @ Burgundy Basin Inn
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

burgandy_basinJoin us at the Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Rd. Pittsford, NY for a relaxed interval of car talk and car viewing. Food and drink are available in the covered pavilion to compliment the live music. The venue is a large, grass, tree shaded field located behind the banquet facility.

The grounds are open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  It is, IMHO, the best in our area.

This event occurs every Tuesday night, but Niagara will specifically be meeting up the 4th Tuesday July and August.

Jul
4
Wed
2018
Grand Island Independence Day Parade @ Island Pools
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

july_4thCome and join Niagara PCA at the Grand Island Independence Day Parade.

As part of the parade, Niagara will have an opportunity to display our Porsche’s as well as what our club has to offer.

After the parade, enjoy a drive along West River Road and lunch at Say Cheese.

Arrival: Please arrive by 8:30am at which time the parade route will be blocked to traffic.


RSVP by June 30, Nancy will have some staging information to pass on.

Contact: Nancy Killian at 716-773-3424 if you plan to attend.

 

Jul
8
Sun
2018
2018 Porsche Parade – Lake of the Ozarks* @ Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Jul 8 @ 7:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:30 pm

Save the date! Porsche Parade 2018: Lake of the Ozarks, will take place July 8-14, 2018, at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Porsche Parade, PCA’s annual weeklong event, takes place in a new place each year. For 2018, we’re heading to the midwest — the summer resort town of Osage Beach on the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to traditional Parade activities such as concours, autocross, time-speed-distance and gimmick rallies, the location provides family friendly fun with watersports, boating, golf, an indoor waterpark, and more.

To give you a feeling of the goings on in and around the Lake of the Ozarks, watch the video below.

Event registration dates will be announced via social media, e-Brake News, and email well in advance of opening.

Click the graphic to view video.

 

FLR SCCA Autocross #4* @ Seneca Army Depot
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

2018 FLR Solo Event #4

Our FOURTH event of the 2018 season is at the Seneca Army Depot located in Romulus, NY!

Registration is open from 8:00-9:30.

Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information, please click Finger Lakes SCCA site here

Jul
10
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Jul
14
Sat
2018
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd.  Come on out and share a cup of joe and some car talk for a little while on a Saturday morning.

We’ll pick a spot with a Porsche friendly parking lot and a coffee shop and schedule an open event on the first Saturday of each month.

We’ll meet at 9am, have a cup of coffee and donut / muffin / bagel, hang out in the parking lot for an hour or so, and then hit the road. We’ll plan to move it around from month to month.

We’ll do this May through October and will start the evening happy hours again as the weather turns this Fall.

Cars, Coffee, Lakes with Tiki Bar & Ice Cream – EVENT IS FULL! @ Union Place Coffee Roasters
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS FULL,  JOHN AND BETTY ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE RESERVATIONS.
Please join John & Betty Jerabeck for a fun day enjoying delicious coffee, touring several of the smallest Finger Lakes, sampling tasty food and enjoying “home made” ice cream. 
  • Our event starts at 9:30 AM with a meet up at Laurie & Joe DiProspero’s Union Place Coffee Roasters. Their many varieties of freshly roasted coffee are wonderful. 
    • The address for Union Place Coffee Roasters is: 
      • Genesee Valley Regional Market
      • 900 Jefferson Rd.
      • Building 15  Suite 1504
      • Rochester, NY 14623
  • About 10:15 AM, we will have a short drivers meeting, start up the Porsches and head south to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fun roads around Canadice and Conesus Lakes. We will also make a short stop at a significant local Revolutionary War Memorial site in the hills above Conesus Lake.
  • Close to Noon we will stop at the Hook and Spoon Restaurant at the North End of Conesus Lake. They have an outdoor Tiki Bar where we can sample their selection of cold beverages, lunchtime appetizers and great views of the lake. (Note: there will be reserved parking for our Porsches)
    • The address for The Hook and Spoon is:
      • 5870 Big Tree Rd.
      • Lakeville, NY 14480
  • Close to 1:30, those interested in delicious “home made” ice cream, can join us as we travel a few miles to Twisters in Livonia, NY.
    • The address for Twisters Ice Cream is:
      • 13 Comercial St.
      • Livonia, NY  14487
  • NOTE: Please RSVP to John Jerabeck (lmaxster1954@gmail.com)
Jul
15
Sun
2018
Cars & Coffee Buffalo* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cc9_tlCar enthusiasts gather here!

Cars and Coffee Buffalo is a social gathering for fellow automotive enthusiasts to meet and discuss everything automotive related, while surrounded by the company of great vehicles and great coffee.

This is NOT a car show, this is a get together for car owners to meet other car owners in the area that share their same passion for automobiles.

Please do not bring lawn chairs and sit next to your car, this is not an event where you are showing off your car, the idea is to meet and mix with other car owners and brands you wouldn’t regularly interact with at a one make style car event. (The same goes for trophies and awards, leave those at home.)

Please do not burn out, drift, or speed in or out of the event, there are people walking all around and safety is our number one priority. (Erie County Sheriffs and State Troopers will be at the event to deter these reckless actions and deal with those that act out)

Quality over Quantity: This event is intended for quality automobiles, and because of that not every vehicle can participate. We ask that owners use self discretion on what vehicles are appropriate or ready to participate. Cars and Coffee organizers have the final say as to what vehicles can participate. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

SUV’s / Trucks: For 2018 I am expanding the ability for trucks and SUV’s to participate in the events. While there are still regulations, we are happy to announce that by working with several passionate attendees, we come up with revised guidelines that have yielded a big win for the community. For 2018 there will not be a specific year cut off, we will instead focus on the participants on a case by case basis. While a modern diesel dually / Jeep would still be required to park in public spectator parking, vehicles like the Typhoon, Cyclone, Bronco, and select others will now be able to participate in the event lot. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

-Motorcycles: At this point the event is still intended just for automobiles, motorcycles are required to park in public spectator parking. (The motorcycles generally park together here anyways, so you will be in good company directly across from the event lot)
Anyone that jeopardizes attendee’s safety, or the future of our Cars and Coffee will not be allowed at future events.

All vehicle marques are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The Lotus, Porsche, Fiat and Ferrari clubs will be in attendance, as well as enthusiasts from 10 or 15 different automotive brands. Some brands you can expect to see at the event include: Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Tesla, Saleen, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Bentley, Jaguar, Shelby and more!

Please contact Matt Wetzel if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Cars and Coffee East -CANCELLED @ Pultneyville Deil Company
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Mother Nature has rained on our parade, no Cars & Coffee today.  

Please join us at the Pultneyville Deli Company for the first Cars and Coffee East. The Deli Company is located at the intersection of Lake and Hamilton St. in the town of Williamson.

Coming from the West the best route is to take Bay Rd North in Webster to Lake Rd East. Stay on Lake all the way to the Deli in Pultneyville.

From the South, Rt 21 North turns into Hamilton St.

Or, just plug 4120 Lake Rd, Williamson, NY into your GPS and have at it.

If the lot in front of the Deli is full, an overflow lot is just next to the Deli. Be very careful entering the overflow lot as the entrance is an incline that can scrape your splitter if not entered at an angle. Exiting is more of a problem than entering.

For information contact artvon@aol.com
pultneyvilledeli.com

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Cruise Nights @ Burgundy Basin Inn @ Burgundy Basin Inn
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

burgandy_basinJoin us at the Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Rd. Pittsford, NY for a relaxed interval of car talk and car viewing. Food and drink are available in the covered pavilion to compliment the live music. The venue is a large, grass, tree shaded field located behind the banquet facility.

The grounds are open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  It is, IMHO, the best in our area.

This event occurs every Tuesday night, but Niagara will specifically be meeting up the 4th Tuesday July and August.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Rally and Concours d’Elegance* @ Hilton Long Island/Huntington
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Hosted by Metro NYPCA and Zone 1

This is the 39th year for the event which is one of the five Zone 1 level annual events.

This fun weekend is based at the Hilton Garden Inn, Huntington, Long Island and is co-hosted Metro New York region. It kicks off with a Friday evening reception, followed by a Gimmick Rally on the Saturday and the Concours d’Elegance that will be held in the wonderful setting of the Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport. Sounds like a perfect summer weekend.
The critical dates are:
June 29th – when reservations for rooms at the host hotel must be made to get the PCA rate.
July 1st – when we need a reasonable estimate of attendance for planning.
The Host Hotel is the Hilton Long Island/Huntington Long Island reservations can be made at hilton.com PCA Group code PCS18, room rate is $169.
Registration is set up on clubregistration.net at
https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/9111

The Concours site is the spectacular Vanderbilt Mansion and Museum at Centerport, Long Island on the Long Island Sound waterfront.

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Mosport CAN-AM Challenge* @ Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Upper Canada Region

Click poster for full schedule

Aug
4
Sat
2018
NRPCA Day at the Zoo @ Seneca Park Zoo
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Come join us for the first ever NRPCA Kids event. This is the first of what we hope will be many events designed specifically for kids, the future of our club. This first event will take place at the Rochester Zoo on Saturday August 4th.

The event at the zoo will be a special animal presentation: This interactive learning experience is a terrific addition to your Zoo visit! This presentation will allow our kids to get up close and personal with the zoos program animals. These animals are not visible on your typical Zoo visit; they are only available to see with one of the zoo’s themed animal presentations. Some of the animals you might encounter include:

Each experience lasts about 45 – 60 minutes and includes three or four live animals, interactive activities and animal-related artifacts. The theme for the encounter would be Amazing Adaptations. Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way.

Things you need to know

Please arrive at the zoo in time to park your car, purchase admission tickets, and be ready to enter the park in group by 11:45 am. I will try and secure a space for Porsche parking area. We need to enter the zoo as a group at 11:45 am and proceed to the Conference Center.  The Presentation starts at noon sharp. The presenter will be in the conference center waiting to greet us.  Click the logo above for a map of the park.

The zoo staff will provide the special up-close encounter with several zoo animals where the kids can meet and maybe the critters. When the zoo special presentation part is over, everyone is free to explore the rest of the zoo. There is food available at the zoo for those wishing to grab a bite.

Zoo admission rates are:

Kids 3 to 11 are $7.00 ea.

Adults 12 – 62 are $10.00 ea.

Geezers (like me) are $9.00 ea.

The club is picking up the cost of the personal up-close animal encounter. An RSVP by August 1st will be required to attend. Total head count might get capped at 50.

Please let Tom know if you are interested by email ( tomlyons911@yahoo.com ) or by cell phone (585-415-8055). Let me know how many adults will attending and how many kids will be coming.

We are looking forward to hosting this first kids event and we hope there will be many more to follow.  Click here to download brochure.

Zoo Event Committee:

Tom Lyons

Curt Hinchcliffe

Carmen LaDelfa

Aug
5
Sun
2018
FLR SCCA Autocross #5* @ Seneca Army Depot
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

2018 FLR Solo Event #5

Our FIFTH event of the 2018 season is at the Seneca Army Depot located in Romulus, NY!

Registration is open from 8:00-9:30.

Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information, please click Finger Lakes SCCA site here

Aug
7
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Aug
10
Fri
2018
Niagara on the Road is going to INDY! @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

For 2018 the Niagara on the Road destination will be INDY! This will be a three day HPDE event hosted by the Mid Ohio Region PCA. Here’s your opportunity to drive the former F1 US Grand Prix venue and obviously home of the iconic Indianapolis 500. This is a traditional DE  including all instructed run groups. Save the date! August 10-12, 2018.   Contact Rich de Asis.

Registration opens March 15th for the event.

Event registration should be done through Club Registration: www.clubregistration.net
Search for Mid Ohio Region PCA – Indy HPDE Event. Please be sure to read the event description and event  notices carefully. More importantly understand what it is MORPCA is requiring. This event will sell out so plan to register sooner rather than later.  Any questions contact Rich de Asis
For more info on the event, check out: http://www.morpca.org/brickyard/
Aug
11
Sat
2018
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd.  Come on out and share a cup of joe and some car talk for a little while on a Saturday morning.

We’ll pick a spot with a Porsche friendly parking lot and a coffee shop and schedule an open event on the first Saturday of each month.

We’ll meet at 9am, have a cup of coffee and donut / muffin / bagel, hang out in the parking lot for an hour or so, and then hit the road. We’ll plan to move it around from month to month.

We’ll do this May through October and will start the evening happy hours again as the weather turns this Fall.

Aug
19
Sun
2018
Cars & Coffee Buffalo* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cc9_tlCar enthusiasts gather here!

Cars and Coffee Buffalo is a social gathering for fellow automotive enthusiasts to meet and discuss everything automotive related, while surrounded by the company of great vehicles and great coffee.

This is NOT a car show, this is a get together for car owners to meet other car owners in the area that share their same passion for automobiles.

Please do not bring lawn chairs and sit next to your car, this is not an event where you are showing off your car, the idea is to meet and mix with other car owners and brands you wouldn’t regularly interact with at a one make style car event. (The same goes for trophies and awards, leave those at home.)

Please do not burn out, drift, or speed in or out of the event, there are people walking all around and safety is our number one priority. (Erie County Sheriffs and State Troopers will be at the event to deter these reckless actions and deal with those that act out)

Quality over Quantity: This event is intended for quality automobiles, and because of that not every vehicle can participate. We ask that owners use self discretion on what vehicles are appropriate or ready to participate. Cars and Coffee organizers have the final say as to what vehicles can participate. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

SUV’s / Trucks: For 2018 I am expanding the ability for trucks and SUV’s to participate in the events. While there are still regulations, we are happy to announce that by working with several passionate attendees, we come up with revised guidelines that have yielded a big win for the community. For 2018 there will not be a specific year cut off, we will instead focus on the participants on a case by case basis. While a modern diesel dually / Jeep would still be required to park in public spectator parking, vehicles like the Typhoon, Cyclone, Bronco, and select others will now be able to participate in the event lot. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

-Motorcycles: At this point the event is still intended just for automobiles, motorcycles are required to park in public spectator parking. (The motorcycles generally park together here anyways, so you will be in good company directly across from the event lot)
Anyone that jeopardizes attendee’s safety, or the future of our Cars and Coffee will not be allowed at future events.

All vehicle marques are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The Lotus, Porsche, Fiat and Ferrari clubs will be in attendance, as well as enthusiasts from 10 or 15 different automotive brands. Some brands you can expect to see at the event include: Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Tesla, Saleen, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Bentley, Jaguar, Shelby and more!

Please contact Matt Wetzel if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Cars and Coffee East @ Pultneyville Deil Company
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us at the Pultneyville Deli Company for the first Cars and Coffee East. The Deli Company is located at the intersection of Lake and Hamilton St. in the town of Williamson.

Coming from the West the best route is to take Bay Rd North in Webster to Lake Rd East. Stay on Lake all the way to the Deli in Pultneyville.

From the South, Rt 21 North turns into Hamilton St.

Or, just plug 4120 Lake Rd, Williamson, NY into your GPS and have at it.

If the lot in front of the Deli is full, an overflow lot is just next to the Deli. Be very careful entering the overflow lot as the entrance is an incline that can scrape your splitter if not entered at an angle. Exiting is more of a problem than entering.

For information contact artvon@aol.com
pultneyvilledeli.com

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Cars & Coffee @ Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a Cars & Coffee at Pittsford Farms Dairy.

Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery is a little locally owned dairy, bakery, ice cream shop, and cafe. They are located behind Schoen Place in the Village of Pittsford. Their milk, which is produced by regional dairy cows, is vat-pasteurized, bottled on-site, and sold in old-fashioned glass bottles.
Using this milk they produce and sell ice cream, frozen custard, butter, buttermilk, chocolate milk, and eggnog. They also sell grocery items such as local baked goods from Baker Street Bakery and Flour City Bread Co., pastas from Flour City Pasta, coffee from the Merchant of Coffee and Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, and maple products from Merle Maple.
The ice cream parlor offers 30 flavors (there are even more flavors available to buy in packaged take home quarts). There is also frozen custard available in chocolate, vanilla and a rotating feature flavor. The Dairy also makes ice cream cakes, pies and chipwiches. All ice creams and custards are homemade, made from the dairy’s fresh cream.
The on-site bakery makes authentic French breakfast pastries & quiche daily. They also make dessert pastries, pies and cookies. And for lunch (or dinner) they also make mini gourmet pizzas and sometimes soup or sandwiches.
The coffee bar serves fresh Java Joe’s coffee (hot or iced), and pastries.

(Curtesy RocWiki)

Aug
26
Sun
2018
Akron Family Picnic @ Akron Park
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is typically a bring a dish to pass, your own drinks and flatwear, kind of affair. The club provides the hot dogs and hamburgers.

Nice, easy afternoon for catching up!!  And looking at cars, of course!!

More info to come.

Anyone planning to attend please send Mark Pelkey a note so we have an approximate head count.

 

Aug
28
Tue
2018
Cruise Nights @ Burgundy Basin Inn @ Burgundy Basin Inn
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

burgandy_basinJoin us at the Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Rd. Pittsford, NY for a relaxed interval of car talk and car viewing. Food and drink are available in the covered pavilion to compliment the live music. The venue is a large, grass, tree shaded field located behind the banquet facility.

The grounds are open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  It is, IMHO, the best in our area.

This event occurs every Tuesday night, but Niagara will specifically be meeting up the 4th Tuesday July and August.

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Open House @ Swetman – Storage & more* @ Swetman Properties
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Introducing a new high end car storage/garage complex.

This immaculate facility was recently completed and is hosting an Open House to all Niagara Region PCA members. This is a unique facility with 12 available storage spaces for rent is complete with 24/7 gated access; temperature and climate controlled in floor heated space; CCTV Security monitoring w fire alarm; a shared lift for light auto work, tire mounter and balancer; computer work station with WiFi; lounge and party space on the balcony; plus many more amenities.

Food and refreshments graciously provided by our host. Space will be limited. Please RSVP to Rich de Asis. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Location: Swetman Properties
384 East Avenue
Macedon, NY
(Off Wayneport Road between Lowe’s and Walmart)

Sep
2
Sun
2018
FLR SCCA Autocross #6 * @ Seneca Army Depot
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hosted by Finger Lakes Region SCCA

Our SIXTH event of the 2018 season is at the Seneca Army Depot located in Romulus, NY!
Registration is open from 8:00-9:30.
Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information, please go to Finger Lakes SCCA @ https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/flr-2018-autocross-6-night-event-marketplace-mall-scca-finger-lakes-solo-373803

Sep
4
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Sep
7
Fri
2018
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival* @ Watkins Glen
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

 

Since 1993, the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company has celebrated our heritage of motor racing. Last year, an estimated 25,000 spectators helped us celebrate. As in previous years, a tribute to the Grand Prix races are featured in a variety of events during this all day festival. Events include the Walk of Fame award ceremony, a historical lecture called The Legends Speak, a pre-race Tech Inspection at Smalley’s Garage, as well as several rolling events and two car shows known as the Stone Bridge Driver Events.

The featured highlight of the Festival is a tribute to the original Grand Prix races using the original 6.6 mile road course. Always a crowd pleaser, the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Tribute is designed to recreate the ambiance of the 1948-52 Watkins Glen street races. The race tribute is open to selected Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) cars participating in the The U.S. Vintage Grand Prix races held at the nearby Watkins Glen International race course on the same weekend as the festival.

If you own a qualifying automobile and would also like to participate in the festival, you are not alone. Nearly twelve hundred festival attendees will choose to participate in the Festival by registering, as driver/navigator teams, in one of seven Stone Bridge Driver events. Each of the participants in these events share two things in common: a passion for driving classic sports cars and a desire to relive some of the excitement of driving on the original 6.6 mile circuit during the festival. Please Note: Only 650 eligible sports and/or classic cars may register for these events and the slots fill very quickly.

At the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, presented by Chemung Canal Trust, there is something for everyone! Parked along the main streets of the village you will find over 600 classic sports cars of all ages and marques for your enjoyment. In addition to live music, wine tasting, food courts, and assorted other family activities, a variety of vendors of racing items and related Merchandise are provided for your entertainment and pleasure. Oh, and did we mention the fantastic fireworks at dusk?

Tour de Marque: Cars of the Autobahn, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Purpose:
An opportunity for owners of the featured car of each year’s event to participate in the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival as part of the show.
For a quick overview, here is a small pictorial sample of a previous year’s Tour de Marque, when Corvettes were featured.
Date:
Friday- September 7, 2018

Location:
Starts at Chateau Lafayette Reneau
5081 State Route 414
Hector NY 14841

 Eligibility:
Any Jaguar Car

Cost:
Registration fee of $145 per car, which includes two weekend tickets to the SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.

The Course:
This year the WGI Tour de Marque Launched From Chateau Lafayette Reneau – Jaguar will start out at the CLR Winery, where drivers will meet for coffee, pastries, and conversation to start their day. Then they will get to do a really neat roughly 85 mile Rallye Route of the kind that only the Stone Bridge Driver Events Committee is famous for putting on, ending at Watkins Glen International, where the drivers will be hosted for brunch, followed by paced laps of the world-famous 3.4 mile racetrack. The cars then line-up for the drive into town, where they stage at the original Start/Finish line for the 1948 Grand Prix, and then take their two Cayuga Health System Laps of the 6.6 mile Old Course. The cars finish at Lafayette Park in downtown Watkins Glen where they are parked on display, while the drivers get to enjoy the rest of the festival.

To Enter:
For an entry form call Watkins Glen Promotions at: 607-535-3003, or Click Here[PDF] to print out a copy. Please note that registration for all events is limited and events fill up fast, so don’t delay your registration!

For more specific information contact:
Bruce Coulombe at 607-793-3426 or email

 

 

 

Sep
8
Sat
2018
Cars & Coffee @ Tony's House
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We’re going to Tony’s for Cars & Coffee!!!  

Tony has very graciously invited us to his home for a Saturday morning of car talk and coffee.

“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd.  Come on out and share a cup of joe and some car talk for a little while on a Saturday morning.

 

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Sep
15
Sat
2018
Airport Day 2018 @Ithaca Thompkins Regional Airport* @ Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Sep 15 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm


General Notice

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to engine failure, the B-17G “Aluminium Overcast” plane will NOT be in attendance at Airport Day 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience. But there are many other fun activities planned! See below for details.

General Notice
Airport Day is a fun family-friendly event, hosted at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Please register all attendees for the Airport Day on this page. Registering here will allow our staff and volunteers to better prepare for your arrival and keep you updated with any changes to the event. You will NOT need to bring your registration ticket to gain entry.
Last year’s event saw more than 400 runners and several hundred spectators. There are several activities at Airport Day:

The Fall Harvest Breakfast provided by the East Hill Flying Club.
Discover aviation with the East Hill Flying Club.
The 1-hour “Runway 5K” race that actually occurs on the runway.
Flight experiences and tours with the famous B-17G Flying Fortress.
Static displays and people to answer questions about the SPCA, Upstate New York Car Club, Porsche of Syracuse, and more (complete list below).

Fall Harvest Breakfast
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The breakfast brings people in the community together for a savory meal with New Hope Mills Pancakes, accompanied by real New York State maple syrup, eggs, sausage and more. The breakfast is all-you-can-eat dining for $8 (or $7 if you arrive before 9:00 AM).

5K Runway Race
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM: 5K Runners pick up racing packet7:30 AM to 8:15 AM: 5K Runners registration
5K runners are strongly encouraged to pre-register at so your race packet will be ready for your arrival. Registering on this page will help us prepare for other activities at Airport Day.

B-17G Flight Experience and Ground Tours
Flight Experience Price

$435 for EAA Members
$475 for everyone else

Ground Tours

$10 for individuals
$20 for families
FREE for veterans and active military

The Upstate New York Car Club
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The UNYCC will have several vehicles on display from various car brands, and members will be around to answer your questions about the cars and club.

Booths, Displays, and Showcases

SPCA of Tompkins County
East Hill Flying Club information
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center information
Cars, SUVs, sportscars and/or supercars from The Upstate New York Car Club with guest Porsche of Syracuse
Cars, SUVs, and/or sportscars Maguire Family of Dealerships

 

LET’S GO TO THE LAKE!! @ Marriott Bayfront Erie
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – Sep 16 @ 11:00 am

Thank you everyone, this event is FULL!!

LAKE ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, That is 😊 !

It’s time for another fun social club trip for couples- so rustle up your significant other, and let’s head to Erie Pennsylvania! Less than a 4-hour drive on the Thruway for Rochester, closer for Buffalo. On this trip, we will stay in a brand-new Courtyard Marriott right on the lake, check out some lake area wineries in a fun limo bus, and enjoy the company of our fellow club members and their loved ones , plus drive to a beautiful state park to view a historic coastal lighthouse.

Meet: Saturday September 15, 2018 at 8:00 A.M at Union Place Coffee Roasters -Joe & Laurie’s
900 Jefferson Road (at the Genesee Regional Market – drive to the right and back, closest to the East Henrietta entrance, use the service road to building 15; To have some excellent coffee

(NOTE: if you wish to meet right at the hotel, please email Lisa Paine to discuss and confirm 😊)

We will leave at 8:30 sharp and there will be one rest stop on the way to Erie

Trip Highlights: Bayfront hotel rooms including breakfast: Rate is $189

*** The Hotel has a special link on their web site for you to book these rooms – when you contact Lisa Paine she will send that link to you.

Afternoon Events: Pick up box lunch at hotel at arrival; Limo Bus will arrive to whisk us around to lake area wineries! We will visit 4 /5 wineries at a leisurely pace {one is an art gallery, another has beer and hard cider too) See http://www.lakeeriewinecountry.org/ for more info.

*** If anyone does NOT want to partake in the limo, there are other activities in the area and shopping within walking distance of the hotel- you would need to let Lisa know when you contact her

Cost for limo/tastings, $60 /per couple . Limo returns to hotel by 6.

Relax, meet up later for dinner; We will all go together to a designated restaurant

After dinner, we will meet back at Fred & Lisa’s suite for a night cap

Sunday AM

For all interested, meet up early a.m., grab a coffee and drive to Presque Isle lighthouse, home to the U.S. Lighthouse Service keepers and their families until 1944. It’s at Lighthouse Beach near Beach 9, on the north shore of Presque Isle State Park in Erie. It’s a lovely 20- minute drive from the hotel to the beach, weather permitting. Then back to the hotel to meet up with all for a “proper breakfast” (included w/ price of hotel room) Those not going on the drive will meet up directly with all for our final gathering, a big breakfast in our own banquet room at the hotel.

So, for this trip, it’s super important that one person from each couple please sends Lisa an email to confirm your interest, then Lisa will send you the link to book the hotel and all further details, also she can confirm where each couple plans to meet the group for the trip

Due to all these details, the TOTAL MAXIMUM NUMBER for this TRIP is 20 PEOPLE, or 10 COUPLES.

When 20 people, (AKA 10 couples) are confirmed AS GOING, the trip will be closed

So if you want to go on this trip please send Lisa an email asap at lisa.paine@rochester.rr.com

We hope you will join Lisa and Fred as we go to the lake in September 2018!

Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport* @ Depot Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm
The greatest annual air and land show in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
Free to attend by one and all.  Click here for schedule and details.

 

SEAPLANE HOMECOMING

A Tribute To Glenn Curtiss Who Made Flying On And Off The Water A Reality In Hammondsport And On Keuka Lake.

Since 2003, the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and many very dedicated volunteers have held the “Seaplane Homecoming” each fall on Keuka Lake, right where Curtiss made some of his greatest contributions to aviation. In the early 1900’s it took bravery, ingenuity and cunning to do what he did and every aviation enthusiast owes him a debt of gratitude.

This year is no exception. Thanks to the generosity of the owner/pilots, a wide variety of Seaplanes will gather at Depot Park. You will have a chance to get up close to the aircraft and talk to the proud owners. You’ll learn a great deal about why water flying is so satisfying and exciting. It’s a very unique way to experience the freedom that being a pilot provides and they love to talk about it.

 

From Classic American to Exotic European Sports Cars

See Late Model Porsches To Classic Mustangs In The Largest Show In The Area

Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport is also about cars. After all, Glenn Curtiss was a pioneer in the advancement of internal combustion engines and was himself a car enthusiast. During this event the proud owners of interesting, rare and beautiful cars will put them on display for your viewing pleasure. There will be awards in multiple categories where the owners will be presented with trophies and you will be the Judge. All awards will be based on spectator votes, so you’ll be an integral part of the process! Spectators of all ages love the variety of cars ranging from very early examples to American muscle, street rods and foreign and American exotic sports cars. You’ll get to meet the owners and learn as much as you want about each that interests you. Some may even be for sale!

3rd Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Autoshow @ Hickory Park in the Village of Bergen
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3rd Annual show in memory of Ricky Hoyt, for those of you who do not know Ricky passed December 3, 2015 due to complications from a liver transplant 10 years prior, entrance fee will be $5 and all proceeds will benefit Donate life.

The main focus if this show will be BMW’s of the Neue Klasse to E31 generation, which will be the foremost featured, other brands will be present but we will divide parking accordingly.

There will be Trophies awarded at the show, it will be by judges vote. Classes are as follows

– Best E30
– Best Non E30 BMW
– Best Non BMW European
– Best Asian Import
– Best Domestic
– Best Overall in Show
– Best Appearing Motorcycle
– Best Off-Road Truck/SUV
– Best Street Truck

First 25 cars into the show get a free Memorial Decal, more decals will be available for purchase

There will also be a 50/50 drawing with 50% going to the winner and the other 50% being donated

We will have representatives on hand from Unyts, the WNY branch of Donate Life

We will have a Food Truck present this year again

Additional information to follow, looking at some other options to bring to the event as well

A little more information for the show this year.   Due to a new memorial built by the village we will no longer be able to use the entrance we used previously. The address to use for the entrance we will be able to use is 53 South Lake Ave, it is the driveway of the Green and White house next to the park.

Sep
16
Sun
2018
Cars & Coffee Buffalo* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cc9_tlCar enthusiasts gather here!

Cars and Coffee Buffalo is a social gathering for fellow automotive enthusiasts to meet and discuss everything automotive related, while surrounded by the company of great vehicles and great coffee.

This is NOT a car show, this is a get together for car owners to meet other car owners in the area that share their same passion for automobiles.

Please do not bring lawn chairs and sit next to your car, this is not an event where you are showing off your car, the idea is to meet and mix with other car owners and brands you wouldn’t regularly interact with at a one make style car event. (The same goes for trophies and awards, leave those at home.)

Please do not burn out, drift, or speed in or out of the event, there are people walking all around and safety is our number one priority. (Erie County Sheriffs and State Troopers will be at the event to deter these reckless actions and deal with those that act out)

Quality over Quantity: This event is intended for quality automobiles, and because of that not every vehicle can participate. We ask that owners use self discretion on what vehicles are appropriate or ready to participate. Cars and Coffee organizers have the final say as to what vehicles can participate. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

SUV’s / Trucks: For 2018 I am expanding the ability for trucks and SUV’s to participate in the events. While there are still regulations, we are happy to announce that by working with several passionate attendees, we come up with revised guidelines that have yielded a big win for the community. For 2018 there will not be a specific year cut off, we will instead focus on the participants on a case by case basis. While a modern diesel dually / Jeep would still be required to park in public spectator parking, vehicles like the Typhoon, Cyclone, Bronco, and select others will now be able to participate in the event lot. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

-Motorcycles: At this point the event is still intended just for automobiles, motorcycles are required to park in public spectator parking. (The motorcycles generally park together here anyways, so you will be in good company directly across from the event lot)
Anyone that jeopardizes attendee’s safety, or the future of our Cars and Coffee will not be allowed at future events.

All vehicle marques are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The Lotus, Porsche, Fiat and Ferrari clubs will be in attendance, as well as enthusiasts from 10 or 15 different automotive brands. Some brands you can expect to see at the event include: Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Tesla, Saleen, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Bentley, Jaguar, Shelby and more!

Please contact Matt Wetzel if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
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Sep
19
Wed
2018
Tech Inspection – New Date @ Eksten Autoworks
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tech Inspections are mandatory for anyone attending our Driver Education events, and strongly recommended for anyone planning to Autocross. In addition, all Porsche owners are more than welcome to have their cars inspected. This is a terrific way to ensure your car is ready for the driving season.

At a tech inspection your car will be put on a lift, wheels will be removed, and a general check-up of your cars road and/or track worthiness will be performed. Some of the items checked are suspension components, safety systems, belts and hoses, fluids, bearings, brakes, tires and wheels, and exhaust system. Links to the actual Tech Inspection form, and the Rules & Regulations, can be found on the Driver Education page of the Niagara PCA website.

Tech Inspections are first come first served, so arrive early. Drivers are expected to assist in removing and replacing their own wheels, so please dress appropriately. Of course, there will be plenty of people on hand to assist. Anyone interested in helping at either of the Tech Inspections can contact Mike Zotter. Assistance is always greatly appreciated!

MAP AND DIRECTIONS to Eksten Autoworks.

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Sep
23
Sun
2018
Cars and Coffee East @ Pultneyville Deil Company
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us at the Pultneyville Deli Company for the first Cars and Coffee East. The Deli Company is located at the intersection of Lake and Hamilton St. in the town of Williamson.

Coming from the West the best route is to take Bay Rd North in Webster to Lake Rd East. Stay on Lake all the way to the Deli in Pultneyville.

From the South, Rt 21 North turns into Hamilton St.
Or, just plug 4120 Lake Rd, Williamson, NY into your GPS and have at it.

If the lot in front of the Deli is full, an overflow lot is just next to the Deli. Be very careful entering the overflow lot as the entrance is an incline that can scrape your splitter if not entered at an angle. Exiting is more of a problem than entering.

For information contact artvon@aol.com
pultneyvilledeli.com

Oct
1
Mon
2018
OctoberFast HPDE @ Watkins Glen @ Watkins Glen International
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm

OctoberfastThis is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.

For more details, visit our Driver Education page.
REGISTRATION
Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.

Registration is open
Cost:
Students: $475
Garage Space: $65
Register and pay by September 10th to receive a free event item.

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Oct
7
Sun
2018
FLR SCCA Autocross #7* @ Xerox Webster
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our SEVENTH event of the 2018 season is at Xerox located in Webster, NY!

Registration is open from 8:00-9:30.

Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

If you pay in cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’ you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.

For more information and to register, go to Finger Lakes SCCA @ https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/flr-2018-autocross-7-xerox-webster-scca-finger-lakes-solo-802558

Oct
9
Tue
2018
Members’ Meeting – Guest Speaker Ken Tyger @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ken Tyger is VP of Technical Services for Deckman Oil in Honeoye Falls. They are the local distributor of PennGrade 1 motor oils, formerly Kendall GT and Brad Penn. They have a relationship with national PCA now.  Ken is going to talk about their products and relationship with PCA.

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. Pizza and wings for $5 per person. Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Oct
10
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Oct
13
Sat
2018
Grape Harvest Tour @ Eastview Mall
Oct 13 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Time Change: Bill will be leaving from the Mall at 9:30am, instead of 9:00am.

This is a fair weather only event! Misty and somewhat warm will still be a go. Please contact Bill, to let him know if you are planning on joining him for the ride.  Check the website Saturday morning for a “go/no go” message.

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Tour the Finger Lakes with a few stops at popular grapey locations. It’s a great time for fall foliage.

I have a new route and fresh stops for this year’s run.

Location: Meet at Eastview Mall in front of Macy’s at 8:45am.  We leave promptly at 9:00am.

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Cars & Coffee with a Kick!! @ Pierce Arrow Museum
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

So we are having a little repeat of last October with a kicker.  Tom is taking us to the Pierce Arrow Museum for tour by none other than Jim Sandoro.

On Saturday October 13th we are having a Cars & Coffee that will start off with a 10am guided tour of the Pierce Arrow Automobile Museum. The vast knowledge the tour guide has of the collection makes this particularly interesting to car buffs, plus over the last three years a large number of new exhibits have been added to the museum., including motorcycles, automobile paraphernalia, and the opportunity to see one of three in existence: the P.A. Silver Arrow on loan for a limited time.

At the conclusion of the tour we will drive one mile down Seneca Street for a car show at Flying Bison Brewery. I plan to roast sausages from Spars European Sausage and Meats, and of course, you can purchase beers at the brewery. For added fun I invited the local Mercedes club which has a few members who are interested in attending.

Important: In order to have the guided tour with a docent we need to have 30 people so this is going to have to be a prepaid event. The cost of the tour is $25/pp and checks can be made out to the Pierce Arrow Museum and mailed to Tom at: Tom Vossler, 154 Morris Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214.  The reservation has been made, and Tom would appreciate it if you would send your check sooner rather than later, with the cut off date being October 3rd.  Remember that while it’s great to drive our P-cars down there, regardless of the weather, the museum is open and the tour will be amazing. So don’t hold back just because you’re not sure of what the weather will be. 

Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum
263 Michigan Avenue (corner of Seneca Street)
Buffalo, NY 716-853-0084

Flying Bison Brewery
840 Seneca Street
Buffalo NY 716-873-1557

Any questions, please call
Tom Vossler 716-837-4600
154 Morris Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
tgvossler@aol.com

A little background 

THE DREAM OF A MUSEUM WAS A SEED IN THE MIND OF JAMES T. SANDORO, JR. VERY EARLY IN HIS LIFE. He remembers growing up in the City of Buffalo, on Lisbon Avenue, in what is now the University District. A neighbor kept an old car in a garage and young Jim would sneak inside to get a look at it and slide down the sloped fenders of what turned out to be a Pierce-Arrow Town Car. The car had been put up on blocks, which was common during WWII since rubber for tires was scarce. He was scolded for his antics, but the experience peaked his curiosity as he began to wonder what was so important about this car. He questioned the owner and began to learn that Pierce-Arrows were very special vehicles. This started a lifelong quest to learn and collect anything related to the company and its automobiles. Later, his family moved closer to the factory on Elmwood Avenue and Great Arrow Drive, which furthered his interest in Pierce-Arrow as he would roam around the factory grounds searching for remnants of the great company. His collection grew to include anything related to transportation, especially involving the City of Buffalo. His travels led him to many discoveries and purchases, all of which were brought back to Buffalo and assembled at the Museum. This was done to remind the people of Buffalo, and the world, that Buffalo was an influential city of industry and producer of outstanding vehicles. Our research has led to a list of more than 70 automobiles that were produced in Western New York. Pierce-Arrows and Thomas Flyers are considered by car collecting experts to be among the top 10 best vehicles ever produced.

This will be followed by a visit to the Flying Bison Brewing Co. for a car show and Spar’s German sausages and soda and coffee.  Beer, of course, will be available.    

Flying Bison Brewing Company is a packaging brewery located in the city of Buffalo, and the first stand alone brewery to operate in the city proper since Iroquois Brewing closed its doors in 1972.
An award-winning brewer with over 30 years experience, owner Tim Herzog made a strong commitment from the inception of this company as merely an idea to establish Flying Bison Brewing Company in the City of Buffalo and foster the return of what was once a flourishing industry. It’s this commitment that has carried the way for the brewery to become what it is today.

Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
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Oct
20
Sat
2018
Chili Run to Letchworth @ Letchworth State Park - North Highbanks Pavilion 1
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

photocropThis event is RAIN OR SHINE! Like last year, we have an enclosed pavilion so if it’s cold and rainy the fire in the fireplace will be cranked by the time everyone arrives so it should be nice and toasty warm.

Join the Niagara Region PCA for a fun scenic drive to Letchworth State Park, the “Grand Canyon of the East”.

8:30am – Meet at  Garber Porsche of Rochester, 3955 W. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. They are hosting breakfast once again this year.

9:30am– Departure for Letchworth State Park. We will tour the park and arrive at the North Lodge at 1:15 for lunch.

The park entry fee is $10. Bring cash.
1:15-3:45pm – Lunch at North Highbanks Pavilion at Letchworth

We are changing things up a little this year, chili and sides will be provided.  We are looking for desserts.  Please bring dessert for about 4-6 people only.  We appreciate the generous response in the past, the leftover food and snacks make for more trash and that is the one issue that we have no real answer for as we have to remove everything from the shelter when we leave. Anything you bring into the park, we would appreciate it if you would take leftovers and extras back home with you. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Please RSVP to Mark Gardone  by October 10th. We need a headcount for Garber as they are catering our breakfast. You must RSVP to have breakfast at Garber’s

Bring your appetite, hiking shoes, and camera.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Cars & Coffee Buffalo* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cc9_tlCar enthusiasts gather here!

Cars and Coffee Buffalo is a social gathering for fellow automotive enthusiasts to meet and discuss everything automotive related, while surrounded by the company of great vehicles and great coffee.

This is NOT a car show, this is a get together for car owners to meet other car owners in the area that share their same passion for automobiles.

Please do not bring lawn chairs and sit next to your car, this is not an event where you are showing off your car, the idea is to meet and mix with other car owners and brands you wouldn’t regularly interact with at a one make style car event. (The same goes for trophies and awards, leave those at home.)

Please do not burn out, drift, or speed in or out of the event, there are people walking all around and safety is our number one priority. (Erie County Sheriffs and State Troopers will be at the event to deter these reckless actions and deal with those that act out)

Quality over Quantity: This event is intended for quality automobiles, and because of that not every vehicle can participate. We ask that owners use self discretion on what vehicles are appropriate or ready to participate. Cars and Coffee organizers have the final say as to what vehicles can participate. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

SUV’s / Trucks: For 2018 I am expanding the ability for trucks and SUV’s to participate in the events. While there are still regulations, we are happy to announce that by working with several passionate attendees, we come up with revised guidelines that have yielded a big win for the community. For 2018 there will not be a specific year cut off, we will instead focus on the participants on a case by case basis. While a modern diesel dually / Jeep would still be required to park in public spectator parking, vehicles like the Typhoon, Cyclone, Bronco, and select others will now be able to participate in the event lot. (If there are any questions regarding your vehicle please contact us prior to event days)

-Motorcycles: At this point the event is still intended just for automobiles, motorcycles are required to park in public spectator parking. (The motorcycles generally park together here anyways, so you will be in good company directly across from the event lot)
Anyone that jeopardizes attendee’s safety, or the future of our Cars and Coffee will not be allowed at future events.

All vehicle marques are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The Lotus, Porsche, Fiat and Ferrari clubs will be in attendance, as well as enthusiasts from 10 or 15 different automotive brands. Some brands you can expect to see at the event include: Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Tesla, Saleen, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Bentley, Jaguar, Shelby and more!

Please contact Matt Wetzel if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Cars and Coffee East @ Pultneyville Deil Company
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us at the Pultneyville Deli Company for the first Cars and Coffee East. The Deli Company is located at the intersection of Lake and Hamilton St. in the town of Williamson.

Coming from the West the best route is to take Bay Rd North in Webster to Lake Rd East. Stay on Lake all the way to the Deli in Pultneyville.
From the South, Rt 21 North turns into Hamilton St.

Or, just plug 4120 Lake Rd, Williamson, NY into your GPS and have at it.

If the lot in front of the Deli is full, an overflow lot is just next to the Deli. Be very careful entering the overflow lot as the entrance is an incline that can scrape your splitter if not entered at an angle. Exiting is more of a problem than entering.

For information contact artvon@aol.com
pultneyvilledeli.com

Nov
10
Sat
2018
Annual Fall Dinner @ Terry Hills Country Club
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Saturday, November 10th, is Niagara Region PCA’s fabulous annual Fall Dinner at Terry Hills. Come celebrate the conclusion of Niagara’s 2018 driving season. We’ll begin the evening at 6:00pm with Cocktail Hour including a variety of appetizers and drinks. Then enjoy a sit down dinner and dessert, followed by announcements and awards.

DINNER CHOICES:

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin – Roast tenderloin of pork stuffed with sausage bread dressing accompanied with fried apples

Seafood Stuffed Shrimp – 3 jumbo shrimp stuffed with our signature seafood stuffing and laced with Hollandaise sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Tournedos – A duo of 4 oz. bacon wrapped tenderloin tournedos of beef topped with herb-seasoned mushroom

Harvest Grain Medley – A blend of quinoa, brown lentils, brown rice, and fried chickpeas sautéed in a Salsa Verde.

Schedule:

6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Hour (Hors d’oeuvres and drinks)
7:00 – 8:00 Sit down dinner

8:00 – 9:00 Announcements and Awards
9:00 – Dessert Table
9:00-11:00 – Music by The Bee’s Knees

Dress: Dressy Casual to Semi-Formal

Cost: per person $25
RSVP by November 2nd

Mail checks, payable to NRPCA, to:

Maria Galante
28 Hillside Parkway
Lancaster, NY 14086

Please include attendees names, their dinner selections and  a cell number with the check.

Charities:

We are continuing our annual charity projects: This year our recipients are:   Community Action in Batavia and Toys for Tots in Rochester

For Community Action in Batavia:
Toiletries, paper products, non-perishables. Food stamps do not cover toiletries, cleaning supplies & paper products so those are particularly appreciated.
Especially needed at this time: Dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, deodorants, and feminine pads.
All size socks, hats, mittens, & underwear are always greatly appreciated.
Also always needed:
Peanut butter & jelly, pasta & sauces, canned tuna, rice, beans, canned veggies, canned juices.

For Toys for Tots – ROC

How Toys for Tots Works
The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is directed by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, with the assistance of his staff, from the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, is the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the funding and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns.

They are in need of items for ages 0-2 years and 12-15 years old.

On the topic of Pre-teen/teens this was taken from Toy for Tots site.  This is a particularly difficult group and we try not to forget them.
In the past, items purchased for these groups have included, but are not limited to: sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Of course, you are welcome to purchase any type of toy(s) that you would like to donate to the group.

We will be continuing our tradition of the Charity Raffle. We would like everyone to participate by writing down their favorite charity on the back of their name cards. After dinner, we will put them all in a bowl and select names with their respective charities and then we will distribute checks to those charities chosen. Please have your charity names and addresses available to facilitate this effort.

We have two very deserving organizations this year, thank you in advance for your participation and support in this endeavor.

These donations are in addition to the annual four charities selected by our board members.

Overnight Accommodations in Batavia

Best Western Crown Inn & Suites  (585-344-8882)
8210 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020

$79/night for a king bed or $69/night for two queen beds.
There will be 10 rooms set aside for us. When making reservations, mention you are with the Porsche Club to get the discount.

 

 

 

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Nov
20
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Pre-Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is the time to bring your ideas for 2019. Looking forward to another fun and successful driving season.

This December meeting will be a “Pre-Planning” meeting for the upcoming 2019 driving season. Bring ideas for events you wouldmembers-mtg-2016
like us to host, and your volunteerism to help make them happen. This is the time when many events are flushed out and support for them is determined. If you’d like to have input in to the upcoming season, this is your opportunity.

Come on out in the cold weather and let’s think about all the wonderful things we’ll do when it warms up

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Pizza and wings for $5 per person (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter

 

 

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

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Dec
18
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Jan
1
Tue
2019
HPDE Registration Open! @ Watkins Glen International Speedway
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am

The 2019 HPDE schedule at Watkins Glen International will be:

  • Louis Betstadt Memorial HPDE at Watkins Glen – May 2-28, 2019
  • Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – June 12-13, 2019
  • Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – August 21-22, 2019
  • OctoberFast HPDE at Watkins Glen – September 23-24, 2019

The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America’s Driver Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations

Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

CLICK LOGO TO REGISTER:

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Register early to be sure and get a spot!

  • Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
  • Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.

For more information about Niagara region’s HPDE program, go to: Niagara PCA Driver Education

Registration is open until the event is filled. 

Jan
9
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Jan
12
Sat
2019
Finger Lakes Region RallyCross Event 1 – 2019 Series* @ Perry's Park
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the first event of the 2019 season of FLR RallyCross!
We’re excited to be back at our long standing winter grounds – Perry’s Park. National classing will be available upon request. If you have any question about eligibility of your vehicle, please ASK before you come to the event! (email rallyx@flr-scca.com). No need to pre-register.

Entry Fees
SCCA members: $40.00
Non-Members $50.00

Schedule of Events:
Registration and Tech Inspection: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM (cars will not be accepted after registration is closed)
Driver’s Meeting and Safety Talk (mandatory): 9:40 AM
First car off at 10:00 AM (we will do a parade lap)
Events usually finish around 4 PM.

Lunch is not included in entry, one hour break will be given for lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring food/snacks and water. If we can get started sooner than the one hour is up, we will! More time = more runs.

This is a rallycross, be prepared for any type of weather. We will run in the rain if it’s not terrible.
Helmet and minimum 40PSI in your tires mandatory. Loaner helmets are available.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Positions on the RallyX board are available, safety stewards always needed, course designers, registration and timing stewards, marketing, you name it we need help in it. Contact Michelle Richau for more information.
Any other questions, please email RallyX@flr-scca.com.

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Finger Lakes Region RallyCross Event 2 – 2019 Series* @ Perry's Park
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the second event of the 2019 season of FLR RallyCross!
We’re excited to be back at our long standing winter grounds – Perry’s Park. National classing will be available upon request. If you have any question about eligibility of your vehicle, please ASK before you come to the event! (email rallyx@flr-scca.com). No need to pre-register.

Entry Fees
SCCA members: $40.00
Non-Members $50.00

Schedule of Events:
Registration and Tech Inspection: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM (cars will not be accepted after registration is closed)
Driver’s Meeting and Safety Talk (mandatory): 9:40 AM
First car off at 10:00 AM (we will do a parade lap)
Events usually finish around 4 PM.

Lunch is not included in entry, one hour break will be given for lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring food/snacks and water. If we can get started sooner than the one hour is up, we will! More time = more runs.

This is a rallycross, be prepared for any type of weather. We will run in the rain if it’s not terrible.
Helmet and minimum 40PSI in your tires mandatory. Loaner helmets are available.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Positions on the RallyX board are available, safety stewards always needed, course designers, registration and timing stewards, marketing, you name it we need help in it. Contact Michelle Richau for more information.
Any other questions, please email RallyX@flr-scca.com.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Annual Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Niagara Region PCA annual planning meeting will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Terry Hills, 5122 Clinton Street Rd. (Rt. 33), Batavia. This meeting is open to all members, and provides us the opportunity to plan our year’s activities and events.

So come join us for a bite to eat and discussion of activities for the upcoming driving season. It’s not too late to bring your ideas to the table, new ideas are always welcome.

Arrive 12:30pm, lunch served at 1:00pm, meeting starts 1:30pm. Cost for lunch is $5 per person (payable at the door) and includes soups, sandwiches, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea/soda. A cash bar is available. No RSVP necessary.

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Feb
19
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Finger Lakes Region RallyCross Event 3 – 2019 Series* @ Perry's Park
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the third event of the 2019 season of FLR RallyCross!
We’re excited to be back at our long standing winter grounds – Perry’s Park. National classing will be available upon request. If you have any question about eligibility of your vehicle, please ASK before you come to the event! (email rallyx@flr-scca.com). No need to pre-register.

Entry Fees
SCCA members: $40.00
Non-Members $50.00

Schedule of Events:
Registration and Tech Inspection: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM (cars will not be accepted after registration is closed)
Driver’s Meeting and Safety Talk (mandatory): 9:40 AM
First car off at 10:00 AM (we will do a parade lap)
Events usually finish around 4 PM.

Lunch is not included in entry, one hour break will be given for lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring food/snacks and water. If we can get started sooner than the one hour is up, we will! More time = more runs.

This is a rallycross, be prepared for any type of weather. We will run in the rain if it’s not terrible.
Helmet and minimum 40PSI in your tires mandatory. Loaner helmets are available.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Positions on the RallyX board are available, safety stewards always needed, course designers, registration and timing stewards, marketing, you name it we need help in it. Contact Michelle Richau for more information.
Any other questions, please email RallyX@flr-scca.com.

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. Pizza and wings for $5 per person. Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Mar
13
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Instructor Seminar @ Burgundy Basin
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The seminar will kick off with a light Continental breakfast at 8AM. Topics will include but not limited to what’s new for our HPDE program for 2019, Tech updates, our Instructor Development program and 2019’s Niagara on the Road destination. We are opening the seminar up to advanced intermediate drivers and above to illustrate a comprehensive path on how to become a Niagara Region Instructor. Lunch is included. Seminar should wrap up around 3:30.

Please address registration inquiries to :
Rich de Asis: dechiefinstructor@niagarapca.org

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Apr
27
Sat
2019
Instructor Development Program Kick-off Meeting @ TBD
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

This seminar is geared to getting the Class of 2019 up to speed on becoming a Niagara Region Instructor. This day-long seminar focuses on the fundamentals of how to become an effective instructor and gives an overview of the year long program and how to successfully complete this comprehensive program. Areas of focus include but is not limited to understanding the culture of NRPCA’s HPDE Program, values and expectations of our instructors, communication and teaching and driving skills. The seminar also allows all candidates to interact with program mentors in a relaxed classroom environment. Breakfast and lunch included. Attendance is by invitation only.

Please address questions to:
David Irish – IDP Co-coordinator
Ken Buschner – IDP Co-Coordinator

May
4
Sat
2019
Laughs on the Lake 2019!! @ Union Place Coffee Roasters
May 4 @ 7:30 am – May 5 @ 11:30 am

Please join Lisa and Fred Paine for another overnight adventure, as we head to Chautauqua Lake for laughs, beer and relaxing at the brand-new Harbor Hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake.
We will meet at Union Place Roasters at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th, where Joe and Laurie will greet us with their amazing freshly roasted coffees and breakfast treats. We head out at 8:00 am to Jamestown for lunch in the Tropicana Room at the Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Museum. A comedian will entertain us, then we head over to the highly rated National Comedy Center just down the street for a 2-hour group tour. Following this, we drive to the Southern Tier Brewing Company where everyone can enjoy either a beer or spirit tasting at their distillery next door. Then it’s off to Harbor Hotel to check in and enjoy their wonderful amenities, including two saltwater pools (inside and out), 3 outdoor firepits, a large fitness center, and 3 large outdoor patios overlooking the lake. Dinner and socializing will round out the evening in our private dining room. In the morning we will breakfast in a private lake view dining room. This will complete another wonderful trip with PCA friends.

Details:
Start: May 4, 2019, Meet at 7:30 AM. at Union Place Coffee Roasters, 900 Jefferson Rd Rochester NY
End: May 5, 2019 -Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Avenue Celeron, NY 14720

All participants must email Lisa Paine ( lpaine@niagarapca.org) to receive the hotel link to make your reservation and attend this event. The 15 rooms will only be held until March 1, 2019. We suggest you do this asap. The maximum number for attendance for this event is 30 people/15 rooms. Once 30 people are signed up the event is closed. Lisa will wait list upon request.

May
7
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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May
17
Fri
2019
Zone 1 – 48 Hours at the Glen* @ Watkins Glen International
May 17 @ 7:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm

zone1200squareThe Zone 1 – 48 Hours at Watkins Glen Driver Education began in 1974. Continue the tradition and join us for the 44st consecutive year on May 18-20, 2018. Watkins Glen International is the continuation of a road racing tradition dating back to 1948, when sports cars raced on the 6.6 mile course through the village of Watkins Glen. The permanent road course was built in 1956 and has remained the home of a great racing tradition for 55 years.

 

May
19
Sun
2019
Ellicottville Breakfast Run @ Lowes
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ellicottville,+NYBill will be leading his annual spring breakfast run to Ellicottville.
He will be meeting the Lowes in Henrietta (Hylan Dr. off I-390 ) between 8:30-8:45.  LEAVING promptly at 9:00 for a nice 2 hr. drive to Ellicottville.

A Buffalo group will be leaving from Porsche Buffalo (formally Northtown Porsche) on 8135 Main St, Williamsville at 9am and will meet up at Dina’s.

Please contact Bill if you are planning on joining him for his annual breakfast run.
This is a Fair Weather Event, if rain is forecasted, look for a cancellation announcement on the website on Saturday. 

May
27
Mon
2019
Louis Betstadt Memorial HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
May 27 @ 8:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.
For more details, visit our Driver Education page.

REGISTRATION
Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.
Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2019

Costs:
Students $490
Garages $60
Register and pay by May 1 to receive a free event item.
IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

2018 Mike Bohan Memorial DE photos by Randy at Clutchfoto.com

May
31
Fri
2019
Zone 1 – Porsche Clash* @ Watkins Glen International
May 31 @ 8:00 am – Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the 18th Annual CLASH AT THE GLEN CLUB RACE  May 31, & June 1, 2, 2019.

Hosted by the Regions of Zone 1 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY

Established in 2001 as part of the Porsche Club of America Club Racing Program, “The Clash at the Glen” is an event you must attend, either as a racer or as a volunteer.  Held at the historic Watkins Glen Race Track, nestled in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, this track is one that cannot be missed. There will be almost 300 racing Porsches!!  This is one of the biggest Porsche racing events in the country. The three day event is free for club members (bring your club membership card to get in the gate)  and is great chance to get see Porsche racing up close with open access to the paddock and pits. And another great reason to go: there are 10 or so racers from the Niagara Region who will be racing at the three day event. Let’s support our region!!
Held in late May/early June, this event is one where racers must register early.  Being such a historic track and one of the best drives in the country, race classes fill up quickly.  Not only can this race accomodate up to 300 racers, the volunteer effort over 50 volunteers from various Regions throughout the Zone is an effort second to none.   In order to make this event a success every year we rely on the volunteers to make it happen. Without their effort this race would not be possible.  We look forward to seeing you at The Clash this year!

Early registration and hotel reservations are recommended.

Visit the Zone 1 website  for event details.

 

There is no better way to help support Zone 1, than by volunteering for this year’s Clash at the Glen Club Race. Held at one of the best and most historic racetracks in the country, the Clash brings together club members for 3 days of fun and exciting racing, which you can be a part of. Volunteers are what enable us to put on one of the best club races in PCA. We encourage you, your family and friends to register as volunteers for this year’s Zone 1 Clash at the Glen Club Race.

 

 

 

Jun
4
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Jun
12
Wed
2019
Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm

_MG_4978Niagara Region will be hosting our annual Advanced/Solo DE.

For details and registration information, visit our Driver Education page.

This unique DE format will include two run groups, with the option to drive at any time. Each driver will receive LOTS of track time! All standard PCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect. Due to the nature of this event, the number of drivers accepted is very limited. This event will sell out, so early registration is highly encouraged.

This event is for advanced track drivers and provides the opportunity to develop your high performance driving skills. Instructors, while not assigned, will be available for consultation on an individual basis. Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only are eligible to participate. If you are unsure if you qualify for admittance, please contact our Chief Instructor Rich DeAsis.

Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of WGI. Contact Bert Xander to put your name on the Guest List for track entry. There is no admission charge for guests, but your name must be on the guest list by June 1st for entry.

Come join the Niagara Region PCA at Watkins Glen for this extraordinary track event!!

Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2019

Cost:
Event Fee $590
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by May 18th to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of the 2018 Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Jul
13
Sat
2019
Cars, Coffee, Lakes with Tiki Bar & Ice Cream @ Union Place Coffee Roaster
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please join John & Betty Jerabeck for a fun day enjoying delicious coffee, touring several of the smallest Finger Lakes, sampling tasty food and enjoying “home made” ice cream.
– Our event starts at 9:30 AM with a meet up at Laurie & Joe DiProspero’s Union Place Coffee Roasters. Their many varieties of freshly roasted coffee are wonderful.
– About 10:15 AM, we will have a short drivers meeting, start up the Porsches and head south to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fun roads around Canadice and Conesus Lakes.
– Close to Noon we will stop at the Hook and Spoon Restaurant at the North End of Conesus Lake. They have an outdoor Tiki Bar on the water, where we can sample their selection of cold beverages, lunchtime appetizers and great views of the lake. (Note: there will be reserved parking for our Porsches)
– Close to 1:30 PM, those interested in delicious “home made” ice cream, can join us as we travel a few miles to Twisters Ice Cream Parlor in Livonia, NY.
NOTE: This Event is limited to 14 cars. Please RSVP by June 13 to John Jerabeck (lmaxster1954@gmail.com)

Jul
20
Sat
2019
July Picnic by Lake Erie @ Tony's Place
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Old fashioned summer picnic on the shores of Lake Erie. Catered lunch. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and favorite beverage.

Jul
21
Sun
2019
2019 Porsche Parade@Boca Raton* @ Boca Raton Resort & Club
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm

2019 Porsche Parade in Boca Raton: Let’s Go!

Porsche Parade is the largest Porsche Club event of the year: our annual national convention. Parade offers a variety of activities and club members from all across North America come together for this once a year extravaganza to participate in a week of competitive events, to socialize and enjoy their cars, with seminars and tours adding to the event’s variety.
For many club members, Parade is their big vacation for the year. It provides them with an opportunity to see new parts of the country as well as to visit with PCA friends that they only see once a year, at Parade!The 2019 Porsche Parade will be held just a hop, skip and a jump from our region. Mark your calendar for July 21-28, 2019 and let’s head over to the east coast to represent the Everglades Region at this national event. There will be opportunities to volunteer!

Competitive Events:
5k Run/Walk
Autocross
Concours d’Elegance
RC Cars
Tech Quiz
Gimmick Rally
TSD Rally

Other Events And Activities:
Art Show
Driving Tours
Ice Cream Social
Parade of Porsches
Seminars

The 2019 Porsche Parade will be headquartered at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Details on the venue can be found on their website: Boca Raton Resort

Stay tuned for more information. Check out the 2019 Porsche Parade Facebook page at: 2019 Porsche Parade

You can also check the PCA National website to watch for new information: PCA National Website Porsche Parade

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Aug
21
Wed
2019
Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm

_MG_4978Due to popular demand, Niagara Region is pleased to announce our 2nd Advanced/Solo DE Event! Same exact format as the Annual June Advanced/Solo event.

For details and registration information, visit our Driver Education page.

This unique DE format will include two run groups, with the option to drive at any time. Each driver will receive LOTS of track time! All standard PCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect. Due to the nature of this event, the number of drivers accepted is very limited. This event will sell out, so early registration is highly encouraged.

This event is for advanced track drivers and provides the opportunity to develop your high performance driving skills. Instructors, while not assigned, will be available for consultation on an individual basis. Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only are eligible to participate. If you are unsure if you qualify for admittance, please contact our Chief Instructor Rich DeAsis.

Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of WGI. Contact Bert Xander to put your name on the Guest List for track entry. There is no admission charge for guests, but your name must be on the guest list by August 15th for entry.

Come join the Niagara Region PCA at Watkins Glen for this extraordinary track event!!

Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2019

Cost:
Event Fee $590
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by May 18th to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of the 2018 Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  Special menu selections for only $5 per person including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, beef on weck, burgers, open steak sandwiches, etc. (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Sep
11
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Zone 1 Autocross @ TBD
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s event The Zone 1 Autocross is a two-day event. There will be a different course each day. PCA’s Parade Competition Rules (PCR’s) for Medium Sized Regions are used for classifying cars. Entrants must compete both days in order to trophy. There will be a team Challenge for all PCA Regions. Registration opens 8:00 a.m. sharp, first car off approximately 9:15 a.m. both days. All participants must be current PCA members. Porsche cars only.

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Sep
23
Mon
2019
OctoberFast HPDE @ Watkins Glen @ Watkins Glen International
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

OctoberfastThis is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.

For more details, visit our Driver Education page.
REGISTRATION
Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.

Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2019
Cost:
Students: $490
Garage Space: $60
Register and pay by September 10th to receive a free event item.

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. Pizza and wings for $5 per person. Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Oct
5
Sat
2019
Niagara on the Road goes to Road Atlanta @ Road Atlanta
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

The HPDE Committee is pleased to announce that Niagara on the Road 2019 will be going to Road Atlanta October 5th-6th! This fabled 2.54 mile road course has been home to Petit LeMans since 1998 and is recognized as one of the world’s best road courses.
Mark your calendars! More information to follow.

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile (4.088 km) road course located just north of Braselton, Georgia, United States. The facility is utilized for a wide variety of events, including professional and amateur sports car and motorcycle races, racing and driving schools, corporate programs and testing for motorsports teams. The track has 12 turns, including the famous “esses” between turns three and five; and Turn 12, a downhill, diving turn. The track is owned by IMSA Holdings, LLC through its subsidiary Road Atlanta, LLC, and is the home to the Petit Le Mans, as well as AMA motorcycle racing, and smaller events throughout the year. Michelin acquired naming rights to the facility in 2018.  In case you want a little more history, click here.

Here’s some very pertinent information from Tony Giovinazzo.

The 2019 Niagara On The Road Drivers Ed event is taking shape. The plan is to attend the CHIN Motorsports DE school on October 5 & 6, 2019. There are a few things to know to get registered for the event as well as registering as a driver for CHIN.

The first rule is that CHIN will allow an instructor to instruct at a given track ONLY if they have driven the track before. Since most of us have NOT driven Road Atlanta, our plan is to register and drive as ‘open track’ drivers. We would get 3.5 hours of track time each day.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here is how we go about registering. The link below will take you to CHIN’s website. I would suggest you review all the relevant info about how their schools work. One has to ‘join’ CHIN as a member, which is a $50.00 fee. This fee is a 13 month membership. (if you’ve driven RA before and want to sign up as an instructor, the fee will most likely be waived). Once registered as a member, the next step is to register for the event. Last years fee for the event was $639.00 for the two days. 2019 prices for October have not yet been released. Registration opens eight (8) weeks prior to the event. That puts registration opening somewhere around the week of August 5. They will show ‘registration opens’ dates as the summer gets going and well ahead of opening date. Once known, we will share that date.

From a planning standpoint, we need to be registered as members and then register and pay for the event on opening day or within the first couple of days. I have been assured that this should almost guarantee attendance. If we wait a week or two, the event may be filled up. As always, early registration is best.

If you think you may attend, save the dates. We will establish a mailing list to keep people updated and send reminders about registering as members and drivers. Instructors are available for registrants, but I believe there is an additional fee for that. ($75.00) Once we have an idea on numbers travelling, we can look at travel plans, hotels etc, and, hopefully, secure a block of rooms near the track. Camping is available at the track if you’re interested. Please let Rich or me know if you’re interested and we’ll start the unofficial registration process.

http://chintrackdays.com/

Tony Giovinazzo
email: agiovina@rochester.rr.com

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Grape Harvest Tour @ Eastview Mall
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

This is a fair weather only event! Misty and somewhat warm will still be a go. Please contact Bill, to let him know if you are planning on joining him for the ride.  Check the website Saturday morning for a “go/no go” message.

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Tour the Finger Lakes with a few stops at popular grapey locations. It’s a great time for fall foliage.

 

Location: Meet at Eastview Mall in front of Macy’s at 8:45am.  We leave promptly at 9:00am.

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Nov
9
Sat
2019
Annual Fall Dinner @ Terry Hills Country Club
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Saturday, November 9th, is Niagara Region PCA’s fabulous annual Fall Dinner at Terry Hills. Come celebrate the conclusion of Niagara’s 2019 driving season. We’ll begin the evening at 6:00pm with Cocktail Hour including a variety of appetizers and drinks. Then enjoy a sit down dinner and dessert, followed by announcements and awards.

DINNER CHOICES: TBA

 

Schedule:

6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Hour (Hors d’oeuvres and drinks)
7:00 – 8:00 Sit down dinner

8:00 – 9:00 Announcements and Awards
9:00 – Dessert Table
9:00-11:00 – Music by 

Dress: Dressy Casual to Semi-Formal

Cost: per person $25
RSVP by November 2nd

Mail checks, payable to NRPCA, to:

Maria Galante
28 Hillside Parkway
Lancaster, NY 14086

Please include attendees names, their dinner selections and  a cell number with the check.

Charities:

We are continuing our annual charity projects: This year our recipients are:   TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be continuing our tradition of the Charity Raffle. We would like everyone to participate by writing down their favorite charity on the back of their name cards. After dinner, we will put them all in a bowl and select names with their respective charities and then we will distribute checks to those charities chosen. Please have your charity names and addresses available to facilitate this effort.

We have two very deserving organizations this year, thank you in advance for your participation and support in this endeavor.

These donations are in addition to the annual four charities selected by our board members.

Overnight Accommodations in Batavia

Best Western Crown Inn & Suites  (585-344-8882)
8210 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020

$79/night for a king bed or $69/night for two queen beds.
There will be 10 rooms set aside for us. When making reservations, mention you are with the Porsche Club to get the discount.

 

 

 

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Pre-Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is the time to bring your ideas for 2020. Looking forward to another fun and successful driving season.

This December meeting will be a “Pre-Planning” meeting for the upcoming 2020 driving season. Bring ideas for events you wouldmembers-mtg-2016
like us to host, and your volunteerism to help make them happen. This is the time when many events are flushed out and support for them is determined. If you’d like to have input in to the upcoming season, this is your opportunity.

Come on out in the cold weather and let’s think about all the wonderful things we’ll do when it warms up

Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Pizza and wings for $5 per person (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter

 

 

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Jan
8
Wed
2020
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
12
Wed
2020
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester

 

Mar
11
Wed
2020
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

The format is purely social, and dutch treat. See you there!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Mar
17
Tue
2020
Rochester Happy Hour @ Tully's Good Times Rochester
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Tully’s.

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
Happy hour rochester