Niagara PCA Event List

Jan
1
Sun
2017
HPDE Registration Open! @ Watkins Glen International Speedway
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am

The 2017 HPDE schedule at Watkins Glen International will be:

  • Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE at Watkins Glen – May 29 & 30 2017
  • Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – June 14 & 15 2017
  • Watkins Glen -Advanced DE with Genesee Valley BMWCCA – August 16 & 17 2017
  • OctoberFast HPDE at Watkins Glen – October 2 & 3 2017

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
11
Wed
2017
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 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!

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Jan
17
Tue
2017
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

Jan
29
Sun
2017
Dancing With The Cars @ The Tango Café
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

tangocafeThe genre will be beginner-friendly swing dancing, so bring your partner and let’s have some fun. Dress is informal, and layers are recommended, as it can get warm with activity. Bring or wear comfortable shoes with a little ‘slide’ to the soles (sneakers are a little sticky).  The cost is $20 per person, and there will be drinks available.

Enjoy your swing dance lesson at the Tango Café in the 187-year-old Jonathan Child House.  Built in 1837-1838 by Jonathan Child (1785–1860), Rochester’s first mayor and son-in-law of the city’s founder Nathaniel Rochester, the Rochester Landmark Society considers the Jonathan Child House one of the best examples of Greek Revival Architecture in the United States. Retaining her 19th century beauty and architecture, the Jonathan Child House adorned with original quartz chandeliers, surrounds you in an elegant Victorian atmosphere. The first floor ballroom opens up to the front portico beneath the massive two-story columns, which make the building so identifiable. This lovely and classic building has been updated with new solid hardwood floors and a new sound system that will enhance your experience.

Please respond by January 15, so that we can get a count of participants to forward on.

Feb
8
Wed
2017
Car Talk & A Beer presented by GVC-BMW* @ Back Nine Grill
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

GVC-BMW welcomes everyone to their first of the year Car Talk & A Beer at the Back Nine Grill.

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Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 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!

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Feb
9
Thu
2017
Buffalo Auto Show 2017* @ Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm

Concept car Porshe_Panamera185The Buffalo Auto Show is Western New York’s  Premier New Vehicle Automotive Event! See the latest and greatest new SUV’s, Hybrids, Minivans, High Performance and Economical Cars and Trucks on the road today! Every new car brand sold in WNY will be on display! Get to the show at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and see them all!

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association will hold their annual Charity Preview Gala at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Net ticket proceeds benefit the NFADA Charitable Foundation, which has awarded in excess of $800,000 in grants  to Western New York organizations since its inception in 1999.

For more information: click here

Street address for the Buffalo Convention Center is: 153 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Tech Tactics East 2017* @ Porsche Cars North America training facility
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

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Tech Tactics East will be held at the Porsche Cars North America training facility in Easton, PA on Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19, 2017. Each day contains presentations from the same outstanding speakers. This year, PCNA will give presentations on the 718 Cayman and the new Panamera, along with other new-car technologies. Members of the PCA Technical Committee will be on hand, including restoration guru John Paterek and front-engined Porsche expert George Beuselinck, as well as other featured speakers from companies such as PFC Brakes, Michelin Tire, Ceramic Pro, and much more.The event is limited to 125 entrants per day. The registration fee of $65 includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and complementary Tech Tactics tee-shirt.

Registration will open at noon EST on January 27 on motorsportreg.com.

For any questions, please feel free to contact Steve Hoffman, National Technical Committee Chair.

Feb
19
Sun
2017
Annual Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Niagara Region PCA annual planning meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 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.IMG_0971

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Feb
21
Tue
2017
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Greater Rochester International Auto Show* @ Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
Since 1984, features a showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles: cars, vans, light trucks and sport utilities. Factory and dealer representatives from many car lines are on hand to answer questions. There are cars to suit every budget and life style in this largest car selling event of the year for area auto dealers. With the car lines all under one roof, it’s easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. Plus exhibitors display and sell their wares, see concept vehicles, new intros on display, and much more. The auto show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family.
Hours:

Thurs-Fri. 12pm-10pm, Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun, 10am-7pm

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Buffalo Happy Hour – MOVED TO THE 15th @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 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!

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Mar
14
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting – CANCELLED @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

THE MEMBERS’ MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  SEE YOU IN APRIL.

WHAT? 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.

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

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

WHO? 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
21
Tue
2017
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

Mar
23
Thu
2017
Panamera Turbo Unveiling @ Garber Porsche of Rochester* @ Porsche of Rochester
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Garber 3-26Click to enlarge poster.

Must RSVP by March 14th

to Shauna Lauricella @ 585-486-9080

Apr
1
Sat
2017
HPDE Instructor Development Seminar with GVC BMW @ Burgundy Basin
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Instructor Refinement Seminar will be held April 1, 2017, at Burgundy Basin, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. The event is co-sponsored by GVC BMW CCA and NRPCA.

The seminar starts at 8:00 AM with registration and light breakfast upon arrival. Lunch is included between 12 and 12:45pm and we should wrap up around 3:30 PM.

Cost: Free to all NRPCA and GVC instructors and instructor candidates.
Continental breakfast and lunch included.

LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPANTS

Use this link to the GVC landing site on msreg to register: http://www.gvc-bmwcca.motorsportreg.com

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

Best regards,
Rich DeAsis, NRPCA Chief Instructor
Bill O’Neill, GVC Chief Instructor
Ken Buschner, GVC and NRPCA ITS Coordinator

Detailing Seminar @ Aratari Auto Finishers – CANCELLED @ Aratari Auto Finishers
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This event has been cancelled

Aratari_header-logoThis will be an Intro to Detailing Session with wash, polish and waxing techniques covered. Eric Maj, Representative for C.A.R. Products.biz will conduct the class along with Mike Cohn.

This session will be held at Aratari Auto Finishers. There will be coffee and donuts available.  C.A_.R_._logo_

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Mike to hold your spot. 

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.img_7824

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

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

WHO? 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

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Watkins Glen Opening Day @ Watkin's Glen International
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 9th 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.

EASTVIEW MALL MAP

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 2017 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE 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
12
Wed
2017
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One more time before the driving season starts!!!

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
Sat
2017
Cars at the Movies @ The Screening Room
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grand prix the movie posterPlease join us for an evening of dinner and a movie, where we will experience a private screening of the classic racing movie “Grand Prix”  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).

Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door.  Please RSVP to Hank Beamer  by April 10th so that we can plan the food accordingly.

6:00 meet & greet, dinner
6:45 start film, running time 3 hours

“Grand Prix” considered one of the best racing films of all time was one of the top grossing films of 1966 and the winner of 3 Academy Awards for technical achievement.  It features real racing footage and appearances by contemporary race drivers Phil HillGraham HillJuan Manuel FangioJim ClarkJochen RindtJack BrabhamDan GurneyRichie GintherJoakim BonnierBruce McLaren, and Jo Siffert.
The Screening Room photo
 

 

THE SCREENING ROOM
HAS MOVED!
NEW 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
22
Sat
2017
Hershey Swap Meet* @ Hershey, PA
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Hershey_swapThe Central PA Region of the Porsche Club of America is once again bringing its world-famous Porsche-Only Swap Meet to Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 22th, 2017. This is without exaggeration the largest event of its kind on the planet. It typically brings nearly 650 vendors, around 1,000 Porsches, and over 6,000 visitors from all over the world together in Hershey every year.

If you’re seeking an obscure Porsche or an obscure part for your Porsche, this is your best chance to find it. Every dealer and Porsche packrat in a 250-mile radius will be bringing their odds and ends for sale or swap. You’ll see exotic Porsches found nowhere this side of Stuttgart, and Porsche personalities ranging from PCA muckety-mucks to (sometimes) celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld. As always, we’ll feature a People’s Choice Concours, and Sunday autocross, too!

For all the information, check out the Central PA Region website.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Apr 26 @ 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
29
Sat
2017
South Muskoka Spring Fun Run*
Apr 29 all-day

Hosted by UCR

For our 9th annual Muskoka Spring Fun Run hosted by Peter Hoffman and Humberto Duarte, we will meet at Tim Horton’s (naturally) just north of Orillia, then travel along the winding roads of Muskoka in several “Run Groups” enjoying the crisp spring air and lakeside views. Along the route, there will be several stops including lunch. Our route starts by Lake Couchinching and takes us past Lakes Muskoka, Joseph and Rosseau. We will pass through the towns of Severn Bridge, Rosseau, Bracebridge and several Muskoka landmarks. We will conclude with a mid-afternoon get together in Gravenhurst.

Maximum Cars: 25
Please contact event hosts for more information:
Peter Hoffman: peter@hwa-inc.com
Humberto Duarte: hjd@sympatico.ca

Registration Opens: 9 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Registration via ClubReg

Rochester Porsche Service Clinic*
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
2
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.IMG_7818

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

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

WHO? 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
5
Fri
2017
2017 Zone 1 Concours & Rally* @ Hilton Boston/Dedham - Dedham, MA
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm

2017 Zone 1 concours & rally

Click graphic for active links.

 

May
6
Sat
2017
Tire Rack Street Survival Class* @ Watkins Glen International
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

tire rack logoHosted by GVC-BMW*

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

All Schools $75.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Manager, @ 502-649-4871 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

You can find out more about the school at: Street Survival, and register at Motorsportreg.

Cooperstown In May
May 6 @ 8:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm

SOLD OUT!!

Join us for a fun day and overnight trip Saturday May 6th as we sojourn on a spirited journey to the historic village of Cooperstown on Otsego Lake. We will begin by meeting at a designated spot in Rochester, for the two and half hour drive to the lovely town of Cooperstown. Once we arrive, we will have time to stroll in the village, take in the sights, and also take a tour of Ommegang the-otesaga-resort-hotel-cooperstown-exteriorBrewery, well known for its tasty beverages! Lunch will then follow, we will check into our hotel, and an afternoon visit to the Cooperstown Distillery’s tasting room in town may also occur. A word about our hotel- the beautiful Otesaga Inn, overlooking charming Otsego Lake. The hotel has a lovely veranda facing the lake, and a firepit, where we will no doubt be retiring for a wee dram, after we enjoy fire-bar2-at-the-otesaga-resort-hotelour four course dinner at the hotel.

Cooperstown is also well known for other attractions including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard , Fenimore Art Museum and the lake itself. You will have time on your own to relax and enjoy the scenery and also on Sunday, and the hotel will have additional information for you.

A block of rooms have been reserved, the standard room rate has been discounted to $265 including breakfast. We will all be meeting up on Sunday for breakfast. You will have the option to upgrade the room if you wish when you call and the hotel will apply this rate plus the applicable extra for the upgrade. All trip participants must call the Otesaga to make your own hotel reservations, we suggest you don’t wait! The number is (607) 547-9931.

PLEASE NOTE: The BLOCK rooms will only be reserved**** UNTIL March 4th, 2017 and then will be released to the public and AT THE FULL RATE after this date. WHEN YOU CALL ASK FOR THE NIAGARA PCA BLOCK ROOMS TO GET THE DISCOUNT, AND FOR THE MAY 6th DATE, OF COURSE.

Due to popular demand, the final cut- off date for this trip is March 4th, 2017.  You must please contact Lisa Paine before this date if you plan to attend this event.   No further requests will be allowed, or accepted for anyone to go on this trip after this date. Reservations have to be made weeks in advance, and insurance must be secured, so thanks very much for your cooperation. If you choose to just come for the day YOU MUST call Lisa Paine, (315-651-0148) the trip coordinator, to advise her if you are doing so, and include with your call if you wish to stay for dinner which will be at the hotel, again by March 4th, 2017.

The group will be leaving from Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd, Victor, NY 14564. Lisa will email details to the group as the date approaches.

We hope some folks can join us on our next adventure!

May
7
Sun
2017
Ellicottville Breakfast Run -CANCELLED @ Lowes
May 7 @ 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.
He is Looking for someone to lead group from Buffalo. Please contact Bill, if you are interested.
Meet up will be @ Dina’s on Main St. between 10:30-10:45.

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

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

May
13
Sat
2017
Cars & Coffee – Location Change @ Town & Country Restaurant
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cars & Coffee is moving down the Road to Town and Country Family Restaurant in Alden.  Johnny Bears won’t be opening until 11am this coming season.

“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.

Wear some Niagara “club wear” (hat, shirt, name tag, etc.) and get free coffee!

May
18
Thu
2017
Cars and Watches @ Terry Hills Country Club
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

So here’s a cool idea from Rob Dean.
Who knew Rob had an interest in watches, well he has a small collection and he would love to share his enthusiasm  with other members who may also appreciate the intricacies and history of the timepiece.
Rob would like to pursue a SIG (special interest group), Cars and Watches. 

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 May 18th, the gathering will meet at Terry Hills from 6:30pm-9pm.
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

May
19
Fri
2017
Zone 1 – 48 Hours at the Glen* @ Watkins Glen International
May 19 @ 7:00 am – May 21 @ 5:00 am

zone1200squareThe Zone 1 – 48 Hours at Watkins Glen began in 1974. Continue the tradition and join us for the 43st consecutive year on May 19 – 21, 2017. 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
Sat
2017
Saratoga Automobile Museum Spring Auto Show* @ Saratoga Automobile Museum
May 20 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 3:00 pm

 

Click on poster for active links or purchase tickets below.

Purchase tickets here

 

Cars & Cooking @ New York Wine & Culinary Center
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

nywcc-frontJoin John & Betty Jerabeck on a drive down to beautiful Canandaigua New York Wine & Culinary Center.

John & Betty will be leaving Eastview Mall Macy’s parking lot at 12:15 PM sharp in order to arrive at the NYS Culinary Center by 1:30 PM. Betty and John will arrive about 11:45 AM for the drivers meeting and any questions prior to leaving.

If you are not joining the Jerabeck’s for the drive down, the class goes from 2-5pm, please be at the Center no later than 1:30pm. 

Chef’s Kitchen: The Ultimate Couple’s Class

Cars and Cooking is Back!  We have reserved the NYWCC Hands-On Kitchen for a private cooking class based on their Ultimate Hands-On Experience. Participants will have the choice of a wine pairing throughout the event or a cash bar.  Member cost is $90 per person with the wine pairing or $70 without.  Class size is limited to 30.  Please RSVP Hank Beamer by April 18th.  Checks should be made payable to NRPCA and mailed to Hank at the address below.
IMG_1668Hank Beamer
10181 West Shelby Rd.
Middleport, NY   14105

nyw&ci

Menu:
Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Beef Tenderloin Roulade
Pan Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Port Wine Reduction
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

 

Ultimate Hands-On Experience
Join us for a fun, relaxing, and informative night at this popular NYWCC Class. The experience begins with some detailed chef instruction and informative cooking tips. The class is then led through the preparation of an appetizer, side dishes and entrees. The delicious main menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands in our beautiful hands on kitchen. By the end of the experience, participants will be served a generous portion of all the entrees, and a dessert!

 

IMG_1667RSVP required!
RSVP by April 18th.
There is a 30 person limit

May
21
Sun
2017
Ellicottville Breakfast Run – Cancelled! @ Lowes
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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With better weather on the horizon, Bill is rescheduling his 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.
He is Looking for someone to lead group from Buffalo. Please contact Bill, if you are interested.
Meet up will be @ Dina’s on Main St. between 10:30-10:45.

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

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

May
29
Mon
2017
Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
May 29 @ 8:00 am – May 30 @ 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 opens Jan. 1st at 12:00am EST
Costs:
Students $450
Garages $50
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.

Jun
2
Fri
2017
Zone 1 – Porsche Clash* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 2 @ 6:00 am – Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the 17th Annual CLASH AT THE GLEN June 2, 3, & 4, 2017.

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 spectators 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!

Featuring practice sessions, practice starts and fun races on Friday.
2 Sprint Races on Saturday and a 90 minute Enduro on Sunday.

Early registration and hotel reservations are recommended.

Visit the Zone 1 website and Club Registration.net for event details.

For additional information contact

Maria Capella  or

go to: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/volunteer-for-2017-zone-1-clash-at-glen-watkins-intl-pca-200831  for a list of areas and descriptions.

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
3
Sat
2017
Finger Lakes Region Clash Meet-Up at The Glen* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Jun
6
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.IMG_7818

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

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

WHO? 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
10
Sat
2017
Cars & Coffee @ Town & Country Restaurant
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cars & Coffee is moving down the Road to Town and Country Family Restaurant in Alden.  Johnny Bears won’t be opening until 11am this coming season.

“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.

Wear some Niagara “club wear” (hat, shirt, name tag, etc.) and get free coffee!

Jun
11
Sun
2017
84th German Blossom Festival* @ Rochester Touristen Verein
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 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 84th 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: At 10:30 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:
The Germania Singers
Eagle Gymnastics
The Rochester Schwaben Verein Folk Dancers
Erik Schwarz
The Alphorn Society of Western NY

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
14
Wed
2017
Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 15 @ 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 opens Jan. 1st at 12:00am EST
Cost:
Event Fee $550
Garage Space $55
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.

Jun
18
Sun
2017
GVC BMW Autocross @ MCC* @ Monroe Community College
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AutocrossBMW Car Club of America Autocross

Auto-crossing is an ideal way for drivers at any level to learn the fundamentals of car control.

We are excited to announce that we will be running at Monroe Community College. MCC is a great location in Rochester adjacent to the expressway and one hour from the Buffalo and Syracuse areas. With its excellent lots, we can be sure of an exciting course and a fun filled day.

Event schedule and Registration link to post shortly.

Learn more about Autocrossing

Learn more about Autocrossing with the GVC BMW CCA

Breakfast Run to Naples & Sonnenberg FLPCA show @ Eastview Mall
Jun 18 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 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). After breakfast you can head back home, or shoot over to Sonnenberg Gardens to participate in the Finger Lakes Region PCA car show and concours, a group will be lead there.

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

 

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Joel Ajavon Memorial Autocross with BMW Club @ MCC* @ Monroe Community College
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by SCCA – Finger Lakes Region
Held in conjunction with the Genesee Valley Chapter BMW Car Club of America.Joel_Ajavon_poster[1]

Join the Genesee Valley Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America, the Niagara Region of the Porsche Club of America and the Finger Lakes Region of the Sports Car Club of America for a day of competition with friends. This event will pay tribute to Joel Ajavon, one of the Genesee Valley Chapter’s younger members who was tragically lost in a car accident in 2013.

All proceeds will be donated to the Joel Ayite Ajavon Memorial Scholarship Fund for a student studying engineering and robotics.

Joel was killed in a car accident in August of 2013.  Joel had a love of cars and the culture that brings us together.  The fund has been established to award an annual scholarship to a worthy student studying Robotics or Engineering, which were Joel’s educational choices.

Though it will still be a competitive event for the 2017 season, the “extras” go to a scholdarship fund in memory of Joel Ajavon a fellow driver whom we lost a couple years ago.

All about SCCA – Solo/Autocross National: http://www.scca.com/

SCCA Solo/Autocross Finger Lakes Region: http://www.flr-scca.com/autocross/

The big thing to remember is to “run what you brung” – don’t worry about classing or modifications or anything – Porsches will just be thrown in their own class.

Please feel free to contact Marcus Kroll with any questions. He is the contact person oautocross50thn behalf of all Niagara members.  He can answer any questions they may have and also provide setup.

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

Entry Fees:  TBA for Niagara Region members

All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in.  We accept cash or check payable to ‘FLR-SCCA’.

 

Special Members’ Meeting – 55th Anniversary of NRPCA Celebration @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RSVP by June 12th to Sue Beamer or call  585 735-3341

 

 

 

 

 

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Finger Lakes Meetup location has moved* @ Canandaigua Yacht Club
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The meetup is moved from Castaways to the Canandaigua Yacht Club.  While Castaways is open, the back quarter of the parking lot is still flooded.  Our Web calendar is locked up right now and still shows Castaways so spread the word.

 Thanks to David Schwaner  for a quick turnaround.  We will meet at 6:00 as usual.

 The Canandaigua Yacht Club; 3524 County Road 16 Canandaigua NY 14424  is located 100′ past Lakeview Lane on the west side of West Lake Rd.  Since this is a private club, they would like to preserve the main parking on the south side of the clubhouse (near the entrance) for members. So, after turning right on to YCC driveway, take the fork to the right and drive up the hill to the north side of the clubhouse and park on the grass on either side of the driveway. Walk around the front of the building to the south side and enter the bar room from the terrace. David has  asked them to set us up with tables of six in the Blue Room, preserving the screen porch for members

GVC BMW Cars & Barbecue* @ Mr. Best Wrench
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The next Buffalo Area GVC BMW CCA event will once again be at Mr. Best Wrench on Grand Island.
All marques are welcome at this evening’s happening.
Plenty of parking space.
Please bring a chair and a pass-around dish such as potato salad, pasta salad, desert, etc.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Buns and Rolls and expert cooking provided. Family members and spouses welcome. Good conversation for all.
Rain or Shine!
Please RSVP to Rod Reisdorf at mrbestwrench23@gmail.com
Cost: A Dish to pass around, Pasta salad. Potato salad, Desert, etc. (Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Rolls, Buns provided)

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm

6hours-at-the-glenThe Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend is set to feature the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Mazda Prototype Lites, Porsche GT3 Cup USA, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

Jul
4
Tue
2017
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
9
Sun
2017
2017 Porsche Parade – Spokane, Washington* @ Spokane, Washington
Jul 9 @ 7:00 am – Jul 15 @ 3:30 pm

Porsche paradeJoin your fellow Porsche Club of America members at Porsche Parade 2017 in Spokane, Washington.

Parade is PCA’s annual, weeklong event when thousands of members descend upon a new location every year to explore in their Porsches — often in Parade-organized driving tours — in addition to other events such as autocross, concours, time-speed-distance and gimmick rallies, banquets, regional-specific activities, and more. Bring the kids, too, as they’ll be kept busy with activities including model Porsche concours, RC car racing, and ice-cream socials (well, adults can join in the ice-cream, too).

 

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Jul
11
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.img_7836

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

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

WHO? 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

 

 

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. @ Clarence Center Coffee Co.
Jul 15 @ 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 second Saturday of each month.

We are at Clarence Center Coffee Co. at the corner of Clarence Center Rd & Goodrich Rd.  There is additional parking across the street at the bank.

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. Periodically we will change locations.

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

Wear some Niagara “club wear” (hat, shirt, name tag, etc.) and get free coffee!

Autocross @ Corning Comm. College* @ Corning Community College
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hosted by CNY Region

Directions:  To Corning Community College.

From I 86 (old rt.17) take exit 46 toward Corning Glass Museum. (the glass museum would be a great place to drop off any passengers not interested in auto-x) continue over the bridge then turn left on Dennison Parkway. Make the second right turn to Chemung Street. Chemung St. becomes Spencer Hill Rd. and the main entrance to the campus will be on the right in about 2-3 miles. Other than the Glass Museum, downtown Corning boasts the Rockwell Museum, a variety of specialty glass shops, several outlet stores, numerous eatery’s, a few micro brewery’s and a movie theater.
We will be using Lots E & D    see map
 
When registering via E -Mail Please include :
• Name of driver
• Year model of car (class will be assigned )
• Preference of car number if you like .
Send to  Gil at :  Carol Wistrup –mailto:cgw611@twcny.rr.com
Corning Community College .
Registration 11:00 am
First car off Noon will give us time to get there set up and have lunch .
Entry Fee $20.00 US Funds !   Entry fees will be collected at the event .
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Jul
16
Sun
2017
Pistons and Pigs @ Granger Mansion
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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A EUROPEAN CARS SHOW AND PIG ROAST

HOSTED BY NIAGARA PORSCHE AND GENESEE VALLEY BMW CLUBS

Come celebrate the middle of summer. See some old friends and meet new ones. Join us at the beautiful historical Granger Homestead in the middle of Canandaigua for a celebration of our European Cars. What a setting! The Car Show will include a Pig Roast, Chicken BBQ including beer and drinks and tours of the Granger Museum.   The address is 295 North Main st., Canandaigua , NY 14424.

This Car Show is a clean ‘em and bring “em. Cleaning with Q-Tips is strongly discouraged. We love patina! So get the empty cans off the floor, vacuum the interior, scrape the bugs off the and come join us. Festivities 10am til approx. 2pm. Due to limited space trailering of cars is not permitted. We want to see you drive your car onto the exhibition grounds.

While anyone is welcome to attend, club members will have 1st preference to exhibit a car. All European car marques are welcome. The judging of the cars will be done by the registered participants. Awards will be given, based on popular vote, for the Best BMW, Best Porsche and Best of Show.

Because of space restrictions registration will be limited to 125 cars. Registration is $40.00 per car. Each registration includes the exhibition of your car, the pig roast and admission to the Granger Museum. Additional Pig Roast tickets will be available to exhibitors for $20 each. Children of exhibitors 12 and under eat for free if declared at the time of registration.

Registration may be made by contacting Ken Buschner at kenbuschner@gmail.com, and mailing your check to him, made out to the club (NRPCA).   Please send checks to Ken Buschner at 594 East Lake Rd. Penn Yan, NY 14527.  RSVP by July 7th.

The organizers would appreciate a few volunteers for parking and registration, If you can help for an hour or so, please contact Ken Buschner to sign on.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Tire Rack Street Survival Class* – CANCELLED @ Erie Community College - North
Jul 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

tire rack logoTHIS EVENT HAS  BEEN CANCELLED.

Hosted by GVC-BMW*

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

All Schools $75.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Manager, @ 502-649-4871 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

You can find out more about the school at: Street Survival, and register at Motorsportreg.

Cars & Caves @ Lockport Caves and Underground Boat Ride
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Niagara for a tour of Lockport Caves.

The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride in Lockport, NY, along the Erie Canal offers the public an exciting 70-minute guided tour through America’s past. You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838. You will also view ruins from an earlier industrial age, walk safely through a water tunnel that was blasted out of solid rock in the 1850s, viewing stalactites, flow stone, various geological formations and artifacts left behind by the men who built the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal.  Click HERE for more information.

We will meet at 9:00 at Terry Hills and leave promptly at 9:15. After traveling on Porsche friendly roads, we will arrive at the Lockport Caves around 11:00, which will leave time for a bathroom break and some perusing. We have a private tour scheduled at 11:30.

Walking shoes are recommended for the 70 minute tour which is a leisurely stop and go pace with stairs. The tour is not handicap accessible and no animals are allowed.

Following the Caves tour, we will stroll to Lake Effect Ice Cream, Yeah!

Please RSVP with your intent to attend.

5th Annual Joel Ajavon Memorial Car Show* @ Exit 11 Auto
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This rapidly growing event is quickly becoming one of the best shows in Rochester! This is our 5th event celebrating the life of one of Rochester’s true automotive enthusiasts, Joel Ajavon.

Come out, bring the family, dust the vehicles off, and join us in having a great time.

All Makes/Models and Cars/Bikes/Trucks Welcome

There is no charge at the gate for this event, but we do ask for a donation. All donations receive a free sticker!

Raffles, Prizes, Cars, Food, Friends, and a Great time

Spectator parking is available at the park and ride across the street from the event. PM Connor O’Mara or Wyatt Richards with any and all questions.

All proceeds go directly to The Joel Ajavon Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

Jul
23
Sun
2017
GVC BMW Autocross @ ECC* -CANCELLED @ Erie Community College
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Autocross

BMW Car Club of America Autocross

Auto-crossing is an ideal way for drivers at any level to learn the fundamentals of car control.

We are excited to announce that we will be running at Monroe Community College. MCC is a great location in Rochester adjacent to the expressway and one hour from the Buffalo and Syracuse areas. With its excellent lots, we can be sure of an exciting course and a fun filled day.

Event schedule and Registration link to post shortly.   See GVC-BMW for more details

Learn more about Autocrossing

Learn more about Autocrossing with the GVC BMW CCA

Jul
25
Tue
2017
Cruise Nights @ Burgundy Basin Inn @ Burgundy Basin Inn
Jul 25 @ 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
26
Wed
2017
FLK Region Meetup* – CANCELLED
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by Dave & Sue Schwaner
3495 Lakeview Lane, Canandaigua, NY

For those not working or with flexible schedules, you may arrive anytime after 2 PM and enjoy a sunny (hopefully) afternoon on the lake. Parking in our driveway or on the grass on the west side of Lakeview Lane. The club will provide grilled burgers, chicken, and cold beverages. Please bring a dish to pass (coordinate with Sue Miller 585-755-2903 or 585-396-1492)

Jul
29
Sat
2017
2nd Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Auto Show* @ Hickory Park in the Village of Bergen
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2nd 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 100 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

Jul
30
Sun
2017
GVC BMW Autocross @ MCC* -CANCELLED @ Monroe Community College
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Autocross

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS MCC IS NO LONGER ALLOWING MOTORSPORTS ACTIVITIES ON THEIR PREMISES.

BMW Car Club of America Autocross

Auto-crossing is an ideal way for drivers at any level to learn the fundamentals of car control.

We are excited to announce that we will be running at Monroe Community College. MCC is a great location in Rochester adjacent to the expressway and one hour from the Buffalo and Syracuse areas. With its excellent lots, we can be sure of an exciting course and a fun filled day.

Event schedule and Registration link to post shortly.

Learn more about Autocrossing

Learn more about Autocrossing with the GVC BMW CCA

Aug
1
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

WHEN? Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.club meeting cars

WHO? 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.

 

 

 

 

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Al Sigl Community of Agencies- Art on Wheels Car Show* @ Yellow Elephant parking lot across from ARTISANworks
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more info, click here.

Ellicottville Summer Picnic @ Holiday Vally Resort
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – Aug 6 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy camaraderie with your favorite PCA folks in the beautiful resort town of Ellicottville, NY. Quaint boutiques and shops, unique restaurants and brew pubs nestled among the mountains. Ellicottville is a beautiful location. This is also the weekend of the Taste of Ellicottville.Ellicottville

In addition to Niagara Region PCA’s schedule of event below, the Holiday Vally Resort venue has lots to offer including: 4 swimming pools with mini waterfalls, Sky High Adventure Park, Falling Waters Spa, golf, mountain biking and hiking. Something for everyone!

Friday (optional/not inclusive with price)
Cocktail hour 6:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm

Includes continental breakfast on Saturday morning

Saturday
Registration 10am – Noon
Lunch – subs at noon
Beer & wine all day, and snacks throughout the day
BBQ dinner
Band 5-10 pm around the fire pit

Sunday morning
2 hour “spirited” run???
Continental Breakfast 7am-10am

Holiday Valley Resort Accomodations:  (716) 699-2345

There are 10 rooms set aside for Friday the 4th, 25 rooms on the 5th (with the possibility of more added, no promises). Price is discounted from $ 175.00 normally to $140.00 for us. You must state you’re with Porsche Club when making reservation to get discount.

We need 30 people minimum signed up by July 4, 2017 or event may be canceled. In years past, this has been one of the most exciting events the Club puts on. In some years the participation has been 100+ attendees. It can be again this year with your help! This event needs your support to survive or it may be canceled. For $20.00 per person, this is one hell of a deal ~ don’t miss it!

Let’s make a proud showing at the NRPCA event! See you there! ~Bill

Cost:
NRPCA Members – $20.00 per person

Only want to come Saturday….call Bill
Make checks payable to NRPCA
Send the checks to Bill Schicker, @ 211 Packetts Glen, Fairhope, NY 14450 

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Cars & Coffee @ Tony’s @ Tony's House
Aug 12 @ 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 second 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.

Wear some Niagara “club wear” (hat, shirt, name tag, etc.) and get free coffee!

ARATARI Auto Detailing Seminar* @ Aratari Auto Color & Detail
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
16
Wed
2017
Advanced HPDE hosted by GVC BMW @ Watkins Glen* @ Watkins Glen International
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm

GVC-BMW is hosting an Advanced DE duplicating Niagara’s Advanced DE scheduled for June.

Same format, same protocols and many of the same participants. Just a different month. There will be two run groups based upon driver experience and car equipment. The run groups will be simply designated as the fast group and the slower group. Run groups will alternate on the hour and half hour. Participants are encouraged to run in the run group where they are most qualified and comfortable. To insure quality track time there will be a maximum of 75 registered drivers.

Drivers for this event must be soled intermediate or advanced drivers with at least 8 full days experience at Watkins Glen. A driver not meeting these criteria will be easy to identify by their behavior on track and asked to leave. There will be a limited number of instructors available to help drivers tune up their skills. They will not be available for extensive instruction.

This is a very popular format. Last year’s Niagara event sold out the first day of registration. Don’t miss out. GVC DE
(Registration is open)
Event Fee $550
Garage space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by July 20th to receive a free event shirt.

Registration for this event done here.

Click here to read about GVC’s DE program.

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Akron Family Picnic @ Akron Park
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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We plan to schedule a breakfast run prior to the picnic.

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.

 

WNY Exotics Cars & Coffee* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

cc9_tlHosted by WNY Exotics

Car 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 the automobile. You do not have to worry about the public masses, or strollers weaving between your cars, this event is being passed around among car owners, and is not being made public.

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 me if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Cars & Jet Boats @ Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Back by Popular Demand!
Join us on a thrill of a lifetime ride… and that’s just getting to the Jet Boat.

On the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour (departing from Lewiston, NY – no passports required), you will learn about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River, and experience the excitement of playing in class 5 whitewater rapids. Without giving away too much, you can be assured that it will be one of the most refreshing and memorable experiences of Niagara Falls! NOTE: This tour does not go to Niagara Falls.

 We will meet at Terry Hills at 9:00 with a 9:30 departure, following a short drivers meeting. We will take a spirited drive on Porsche friendly roads (i.e. curvy) and arrive in Lewiston around noon. We need to be there 45 minutes before departure to fill out a participation agreement and attend a mandatory pre-trip safety orientation. There are changing rooms and lockers available for valuables. It is recommended to bring a full change of clothes and towels. They will provide a life jacket, water booties, ponchos and any other required gear.

Those wishing to go straight to the Jet Boat should arrive at noon (115 South Water St., Lewiston, NY 14092)

More Jet Boat Tour details can be found here, which includes a short video.

NOTE: On location is a very nice restaurant with a view, for those interested in the drive, but not the Jet Boat.

jetboat3Why Niagara? Why Jet Boats?

Why Niagara?
The Niagara River collects all the water from the Great Lakes which amounts to about 20% of the world’s fresh water.  Over the past 12,000 years, the turbulent currents of the immensely powerful Niagara Falls have carved out a 7-mile (11km) gorge on the lower Niagara.  Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water flow over the Falls every minute and as that water enters the narrow rock gorge, it is compressed into the rapids that create our whitewater playground.

Why Jet Boats?
Safety.  Power.  Again, Safety.  Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours operates a fleet of custom-built vessels designed to the latest innovations in marine technology.  Our boats use a triple turbo diesel water jet system for both propulsion and steering, a design that creates incredible reliability and safety in the turbulent whitewater rapids.   

RSVP to Joe by August 23rd

Cost: $25.00/pp – Cash or check to NRPCA day of event

Following the discussion at Tuesday’s Meeting and a follow-up phone call with Whirlpool Jetboats, it was decided to keep the original date of Saturday, August 26th for the Cars & Jetboats.  We will be arriving before (just as) the Lewiston Jazz Festival is starting.  And Whirlpool Jetboats has a private parking lot.  So we’ll only need to deal with a short detour around the town.  In addition, those so inclined can check out the Jazz Festival, it was recommended to bring chairs.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
GVC BMW Autocross @ MCC* – CANCELLED @ Monroe Community College
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AutocrossTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS MCC IS NO LONGER ALLOWING MOTORSPORTS ACTIVITIES ON THEIR PREMISES

BMW Car Club of America Autocross

Auto-crossing is an ideal way for drivers at any level to learn the fundamentals of car control.

We are excited to announce that we will be running at Monroe Community College. MCC is a great location in Rochester adjacent to the expressway and one hour from the Buffalo and Syracuse areas. With its excellent lots, we can be sure of an exciting course and a fun filled day.

Event schedule and Registration link to post shortly.

Learn more about Autocrossing

Learn more about Autocrossing with the GVC BMW CCA

Aug
29
Tue
2017
Cruise Nights @ Burgundy Basin Inn – Postponed to 8/29 @ Burgundy Basin Inn
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

burgandy_basinWe are postponing our cruise night at Burgundy Basin Inn, due to a very poor weather forecast for tomorrow night.  Please join us next Tuesday, August 29th for our last cruise night of the season at Burgundy Basin Inn. 

Join 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
Fri
2017
Niagara on the Road goes to Road America! @ Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm
roadamericalogoThe 2017 Niagara On The Road program is pleased to announce their plans to join the Chicago PCA Region for their Annual PCA Club Race and Advanced HPDE Event September 1-4, 2017 at the world renowned Road America racecourse. 
 
This event is open to Club Racers as well as advanced HPDE drivers (similar minimum criteria as our June Advanced HPDE format). In between Club Race practice, qualifying, Sprint and Enduro races, there will be two Advanced DE run groups separated between Fast and Faster run groups. 
Advanced DE registration will open on July 10th, please check Chicago Region site or Road America site for dates &  details.
Club Racing registration planned opening will be July 17th, please go to clubRegistration.net
Sep
3
Sun
2017
Marketplace Mall Autocross* @ Marketplace Mall
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 2:00 am

Hosted by Finger Lakes Region SCCA

FLK region 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.

Don’t forget your Red Bull and don’t complain about staying up late – Monday is the Labor Day holiday.

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

Sep
5
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

WHEN? Arrive 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.club meeting cars

WHO? 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.

 

 

Sep
8
Fri
2017
U.S. Vintage Grand Prix * @ Watkins Glen,
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

Don’t miss the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, one of the largest vintage racing events in the nation, featuring SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) race cars from nearly every era, and the Trans-Am Championship, as Watkins Glen International celebrates its legendary history with a weekend full of on-track action.

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival* @ Watkins Glen
Sep 8 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 8, 2017

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

Eligibility:
Any German Car from Any Year

The Grand Prix Festival Committee is aware that there are many wonderful cars out there that just don’t have enough numbers for it to ever be feasible to make them the featured marque. But we don’t want to exclude those cars either, so we are inviting the whole country of cars built in Germany to participate. This year we’re counting on all of you with a passion for German cars to share that with us, whether it is a NSU, Borgward, Porsche or BMW. Whether you’re preserving the heritage of a lost marque, or you just love to drive your own personal connection to the Autobahn – come out and share your pride and joy with us.

 

 

Sep
12
Tue
2017
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Sep 12 @ 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
15
Fri
2017
Cocktails & Carburetors Night Out* @ Horsepower Motorworks
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm

The Landmark Society of Western New York

Cordially invites you to their Fourth Annual

and

Classics at the Hill

 Friday, September 15th   6.30-9.00 PM

Horsepower Motorworks in Victor

Cars, cocktails, music, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction

Saturday, September 16th 10.00 AM-4.00 PM

Self-guided tours of private garages & car collections

$75.00 per person Rain or shine

plus

*Sunday, September 24th   9.00-1.00    

Invitational Car Show at Oak Hill Country Club

Free to spectators

Proceeds to benefit the Landmark Society

Reservations & tickets:

www.landmarksociety.org

By phone: 585-546-7029 #11

*Rain date: October 1st

 

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Zone 1 Autocross @ Fort Devens-Moore Airfield @ Fort Devens-Moore Airfield
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

If you are going to go, please book the event below so we’ll see the NER folks who are attending and can make plans.  Thanks!

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.

Stay tuned for updates!

NER Autocross Chair Chris Ryan

Links to the PCR’s will be posted on the zone 1 website – http://zone1.pca.org

Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We are moving our event back a week and going to Clarence Center Coffee, please park at the bank across the street.  See you there!!

“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 second 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. Periodically, we’ll change locations.

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

Wear some Niagara “club wear” (hat, shirt, name tag, etc.) and get free coffee!

Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport* @ Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm
Join the fun on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 16th and 17th at Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport. It’s 2 days of Seaplanes that “come home” to where Glenn Curtiss made water flying a reality, and 2 days of Classic and Exotic Cars on display. We’re “taking over” the Village of Hammondsport NY all for the benefit of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Seaplane activity will include landing and take off contests, a “bomb” dropping contest, formation fly overs, fire boat displays and more. There will even be Seaplane sight seeing rides (for a fee) available too.
Come and display your car and become eligible for trophies, all of which are given based on spectator votes. There are no judges or judging other than by the folks who will enjoy hearing about your love for your car. We’re looking for folks to enter their Porsches in the show!
Come for the day or better, come for the weekend and enjoy what makes Hammondsport “America’s Coolest Small Town”.
For more information and to register go to www.WingsAndWheelsHammondsport.com  Also, follow us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/wingsandwheelshammondsport/.
Sep
17
Sun
2017
WNY Exotics Cars & Coffee* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

cc9_tlHosted by WNY Exotics

Car 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 the automobile. You do not have to worry about the public masses, or strollers weaving between your cars, this event is being passed around among car owners, and is not being made public.

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 me if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Sep
20
Wed
2017
Treffen Ashville* @ Omni Grove Park Inn
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day
Sep
22
Fri
2017
Saratoga Auto Auction* @ Saratoga Automobile Museum
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
23
Sat
2017
Autocross @ Corning Comm. College* @ Corning Community College
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hosted by CNY Region

Directions:  To Corning Community College.

From I 86 (old rt.17) take exit 46 toward Corning Glass Museum. (the glass museum would be a great place to drop off any passengers not interested in auto-x) continue over the bridge then turn left on Dennison Parkway. Make the second right turn to Chemung Street. Chemung St. becomes Spencer Hill Rd. and the main entrance to the campus will be on the right in about 2-3 miles. Other than the Glass Museum, downtown Corning boasts the Rockwell Museum, a variety of specialty glass shops, several outlet stores, numerous eatery’s, a few micro brewery’s and a movie theater.
We will be using Lots E & D    see map
 
When registering via E -Mail Please include :
• Name of driver
• Year model of car (class will be assigned )
• Preference of car number if you like .
Send to  Gil at :  Carol Wistrup –mailto:cgw611@twcny.rr.com
Corning Community College .
Registration 11:00 am
First car off Noon will give us time to get there set up and have lunch .
Entry Fee $20.00 US Funds !   Entry fees will be collected at the event .
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Sep
24
Sun
2017
Cocktails & Carburetors 4th Annual Invitational Car Show* @ Oak Hil Country Club
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Landmark Society of Western New York

and

Oak Hill Country Club

Present

Invitational Car Show at Oak Hill Country Club

Free to spectators

Proceeds to benefit the Landmark Society

*Rain date: October 1st

Sep
27
Wed
2017
SMOKY MOUNTAIN GRAN TURISMO -UCR*
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm

SMOKY MOUNTAIN GRAN TURISMO Hosted by PCA UCR

upc region 2017 tripWith last year’s tour selling out in 7 minutes we return this year with a NEW Gran Turismo experience. The Smoky Mountain region has some of the best driving roads east of the Rocky Mountains. Jason Figueiredo with his 993 and Joseph Aquilina with his 996TT will take you on a 6 day adventure. You’ll visit The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, drive through the UNESCO Smoky Mountain and Appalachian Ranges, visit 10 States and historical locations, overnight at luxurious boutique and historic hotels, and learn some history along the way. To provide you with an exclusive and intimate experience the Gran Tour is limited to 10 cars.

Please contact Jason Figueiredo to register at: JasonFig993@gmail.com. Registration opens: January 31, 2017. Please contact Jason Figueiredo directly by email. Registration will NOT be processed through Club Registration.

$2800 USD – Rate includes:
Resort fees and taxes;5 nights of luxurious and historical hotels (double occupancy)
Entry for 1 (one) car (driver and 1 passenger only)
Rock and Roll Hall of fame tickets.
2 Breakfasts
Reserved parking
6 days of guided driving routes making for a great mini-vacation.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
OctoberFast HPDE @ Watkins Glen @ Watkins Glen International
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 3 @ 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 opens Jan. 1st at 12:00am EST
Cost:
Students $455
Garage Space $65
Register and pay by September 12th 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
10
Tue
2017
Members’ Meeting – date change @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT? 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.img_7824

WHERE? Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Rt. 33), Batavia. 585/343-0860. MAP & DIRECTIONS

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

WHO? 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

Oct
11
Wed
2017
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Oct 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!

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Oct
14
Sat
2017
Grape Harvest Tour @ Eastview Mall
Oct 14 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 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 here 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 (Stout) @ Flying Bison Brewing Co. @ Flying Bison Brewing Co.
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hey Guys,

Mark has a really great little surprise for you!!!  You will be meeting at the Flying Bison Brewing Co.

The Brewery will open at noon and Tim Herzog (owner) will give brewery tours to anyone that would like to see the system. And he will buy the first beer for any member who shows up in their Porsche.   Mark says, he’ll bring the snacks.

Also, this is a rain or shine event.

“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 second 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. Periodically, we’ll change locations.

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

Wear some Niagara “club wear” (hat, shirt, name tag, etc.) and get free coffee!

Oct
15
Sun
2017
GVC BMW Autocross @ Xerox* @ Xerox
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AutocrossBMW Car Club of America Autocross hosted jointly with FLR SCCA

Auto-crossing is an ideal way for drivers at any level to learn the fundamentals of car control.

We are excited to announce that we will be running at Monroe Community College. MCC is a great location in Rochester adjacent to the expressway and one hour from the Buffalo and Syracuse areas. With its excellent lots, we can be sure of an exciting course and a fun filled day.

Event schedule and Registration link to post shortly.   See GVC-BMW for more details

Learn more about Autocrossing

Learn more about Autocrossing with the GVC BMW CCA

WNY Exotics Cars & Coffee* @ Eastern Hills Mall - in front of the old Dave & Busters
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

cc9_tlHosted by WNY Exotics

Car 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 the automobile. You do not have to worry about the public masses, or strollers weaving between your cars, this event is being passed around among car owners, and is not being made public.

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 me if you have any questions or concerns about the event.

Oct
17
Tue
2017
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Chili Run to Letchworth @ Letchworth State Park - North Highbanks Pavilion 1
Oct 21 @ 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.

Click here for Chili Run directions.

The park entry fee is $10. Bring cash.

1:15-3:45pm – Lunch at North Highbanks Pavilion at Letchworth

We are looking for a few volunteers to bring a side dish or appetizer to pass. If you are interested, please contact Maria Galante as she is coordinating the menu.  Chili and dessert are provided.

Please RSVP to Mark Gardone  by October 14th. We need a headcount for Garber as they are catering our breakfast.

Bring your appetite, hiking shoes, and camera.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Tire Rack Street Survival Class* @ Watkins Glen International
Nov 4 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

tire rack logoHosted by GVC-BMW*

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

All Schools $75.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Manager, @ 502-649-4871 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

You can find out more about the school at: Street Survival, and register at Motorsportreg.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Nov 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

 

 

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Annual Fall Dinner @ Terry Hills Country Club
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 

2017 fall dinner banner

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4th, for Niagara Region PCA’s fabulous annual Fall Dinner at Terry Hills. Come celebrate the conclusion of Niagara’s 2016 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
9:00-11:30 – Music by TBA

Dress: Dressy Casual to Semi-Formal

Cost: $25 per person
RSVP by October tba

Mail checks, payable to NRPCA, to:

Maria Galante
28 Hillside Parkway
Lancaster, NY 14086

Please include attendees names and their dinner selections with the check.

Charities:

We will be collecting toys at this event for children in need this holiday season, to be delivered to a local agency.christmas-tree

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy/game/book/etc. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  It has been noted by some agencies that often times the tween and teens are forgotten,
so while they may a little more difficult to buy for, it would brighten their Christmas tremendously to be remembered. 

Also, for this year, the Region would like to embark on another charitable project to emulate the Riesentoter Region’s “Phil a Frunk” program…A literal Food Drive
(Panorama Magazine February 2016)  by asking our Club Members to step up and help gather non-perishable dried and canned foods items, personal needs items and toiletries
toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, soap, laundry detergent, etc.)

For this inaugural year’s efforts, we will be working with “Community Action”, located right across from Terry Hills. The Fall Dinner is a great time to embark on the season of giving. Let us fellow Club Members notch it up and consider giving to those in our community in need

We will be continuing our new  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. Thanks for your participation and we hope you will support this endeavor.

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

Overnight Accomodations in Batavia

 

Nov
21
Tue
2017
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

Dec
5
Tue
2017
Pre-Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is the time to bring your ideas for 2018. Lets make it the best year yet!!

This December meeting will be a “Pre-Planning” meeting for the upcoming 2018 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

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

WHO? 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
13
Wed
2017
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Dec 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

 

 

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

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!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Jan
16
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

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!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Feb
20
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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

 

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!

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Rochester Happy Hour @ Back Nine Grill
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at The Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Rochester.

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