(*) non-NRPCA function  **Please note: Events not sponsored by NRPCA, are not covered by the PCA Insurance program.**Event List
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

The Buffet menu:
Roasted chicken
Beef on Weck sandwiches
Cookies and brownies

RSVP would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ken if you plan on attending. Thanks!

Please join us at 6:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:00pm.  

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.

Questions to Ken Buschner.

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Niagara on the Road II goes to Mid-Ohio* – Cancelled @ Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm

This event has been cancelled. 

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course ranks among America’s premier road racing facilities. The track has hosted every major American road racing series worthy of the name, and the list of drivers who have stood atop Mid-Ohio’s victory podium is a Who’s Who of racing greats.

Constructed near Mansfield, OH in 1962 by Les Griebling and several prominent local businessmen, Mid-Ohio originally featured a 2.4 mile, 15 turn layout consisting of a blend of fast, medium and slow speed corners, one long straightaway and several dramatic elevation changes. Although the track was updated over the years, Jim Trueman (founder of the Red Roof Inn motel chain and TrueSports Racing) thoroughly modernized the facility after acquiring the track in 1982. In addition to a new garage, paddock and operations tower, the update tweaked the track layout by by-passing the Keyhole chicane, resulting in an optional 2.25 mile, 13 turn circuit.

Both configurations begin with the daunting Turn One, a blind, 100+ mph corner, include a roller-coaster series of esse bends known as “Madness” and conclude with a near-360 degree Carousel that has a virtually unlimited number of lines and apexes. More recently, a “short course” was created by connecting the exit of Turn One to the backstraightaway, and there is also a new mini-oval utilizing the Keyhole Hairpin and another 180 degree turn linking the track on the approach and exit to the Keyhole.

In its near-fifty-year history, Mid-Ohio has hosted America’s premier racing series including the United States Road Racing Championship, Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula 5000, along with IMSA, IndyCar and NASCAR races.  As well, Mid-Ohio has long been a club racing mecca and enjoyed a 12 year run as the home of the Sports Car Club of America’s National Championship Runoffs from 1994 through 2005.

Day 1 -Learn why your vehicle performs the way it does and how to maximize that performance on the street for more driving enjoyment and to be prepared for any emergency situation.

Day 2 – Refine your new high performance skills, learn more precise lines, and apply these during high-speed cornering and lead follow lapping drills. Finish the day with several hours of open lapping with controlled passing.

Day 3 – Want more track time? We all do! The Lapping Program is the one for you. You will spend a full day lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and see why the track is called the “Most Competitive in the U.S.” The highly experienced instructors will teach you not only the fastest way around Mid-Ohio, but also the race craft to get you to the checkered flag first!

Register HERE.

Buffalo Cars & Coffee – This is the first Saturday of October @ CHRUSCIKI'S BAKERY @ Eastern Hills Mall
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We are moving the October C&C to the first Saturday, so we can all go on the Chili Run, the following week. 

“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd. Porsche talk over a cup of coffee while checking out the cars in attendance. There is no organized drive involved during the event

We will meet from 9:00 till 11:00 at CHRUSCIKI’S BAKERY @ Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221

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, so you’ll have to watch the calendar and Renee’s updates.

We’ll do this on the second Saturday of the month from May through October and will start the evening happy hours again as the weather turns this Fall.


Due to budget limitations NRPCA will now provide coffee only at our Buffalo C&C events. Pastry’s etc. will be Dutch treat.
Chili Run to Letchworth @ Letchworth State Park -North Highbanks Pavilion 1
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm


This event is RAIN OR SHINE!  We have an enclosed pavilion so if it’s cold and rainy, you can get out of the weather.

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 very graciously hosting breakfast for us again this year.  We need a headcount for Garber, deadline for responding is October 8th. 

9:30am– Departure for Letchworth State Park. We will tour the park’s Portageville entrance, where the event will technically end.  You may continue through the park at your leisure and stop at the South Pavilion at the North end of the park.

The park entry fee is $10. Bring cash.

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

There will be CHILI, hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages and salads.  Drinks: Water, soda, beer, wine and coffee.

Everything has to be removed from the shelter when we leave. Anything you bring into the park, you must take back out with you.  Letchworth is a “carry in – carry out” park. There will be no trash pick up after we leave. We would appreciate it if you would take leftovers and extras back home with you. We would like to leave a good impression with the park personnel. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you prefer to skip the breakfast but would still like to participate in the drive, please arrive by 9:15 so that you can attend the Driver’s Meeting.

Bring your hiking shoes, and camera.

Please RSVP to Renee SliwinskiAgain, please indicate if you are attending the breakfast and/or Chili Run and how many.  RSVP deadline is October 8th, to allow for final preparations.  We are also looking for desserts.  If you would like to bring something, please include that intention in your rsvp.  Rich is looking for 8 folks to help set up prior to the start. If you would like to help up, please let Rich know directly. Thank you.

Due to the rising costs of this event, we are asking non PCA members to pay $10 per person.  Checks should be made out to Niagara PCA and mailed to Renee Sliwinski, 3595 Pohl Rd., Alden, NY 14004 prior to the event.

Tire Rack Street Survival School* @ Watkins Glen International Speedway
Oct 21 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

The Tire Rack Street Survival® school is a safe teen driving program designed to go beyond today’s required driver education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers. The school provides trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as a valuable classroom experience for each student.
This school is open to permitted or licensed drivers ages 15-21.

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 $95.

Note to our Street Survival participants, including parents, students, coaches, organizers, and volunteers. While in the current COVID-19 environment, every attempt will be made to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. Additional information is available on the Street Survival webpage at

Grape Harvest Tour @ McDonald's
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Please contact Bill, to let him know if you are planning on joining him for the ride, reservations have to be made for the group.  There is no rain date for this event. 

Bill has a new an all-new route and some super new venues for you. The new route and venues are listed below, check it out!  Click here for a pdf of the tour. 


1. Meeting at Mc Donald’s past Eastview mall.  (accessible from I-90 thruway, NOT I-490 Victor exit, YES from I-490 Rt. 96 exit)

2. Leaving 8:30 SHARP

3. Blue Eagle Tavern (home of Bat McGrath & Don Potter, look them up).    10AM
4. Vineyard View Winery, Penn Yan.  10:45AM
7. Keuka Brewing Company, south of Penn Yan. 1:45pm
8. Lunch @ Switzerland Inn on the lake, Hammondsport. 3PM
Times are approximate, you will want to bring your own snacks, all of us probably will not be able to sit together at a restaurant.


Niagara on the Road III goes to Virginia International Raceway* @ Virginia International Raceway
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm

We really like this track and NNJJR PCA are the best hosts, so we are returning again this year. This 3-day fully instructed traditional HPDE school is being conducted by the NNJR PCA.  This three-day school is open to all run groups.

Registration for the On the Road Trip to VIR will open on August 31st at 8pm.

NNJR, our hosts for this 3-day HPDE, advises us to register early as this event sells out quickly. Registration is done via  If you do not yet have an account, we suggest you create one beforehand.

Any questions, please contact Rich de Asis.

A little history about VIR:The track originally opened August 3, 1957 and was created by a group of men using a bulldozer. The track had been closed from 1974 prior to its reopening in March 2000. The track was reopened in 2000 by New Yorker Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm using a “country club” model. Memberships to the track are sold. Each member of the VIR Club receives track time on member days, tickets to all spectator events, and other benefits. VIR’s membership model has since been followed by other racetracks across the United States.

The track hosted the SCCA National Sports Car Championship from its opening in 1957 until the series’ demise in 1964. The IMSA GT Championship visited VIR in 1971 and 1972. After its re-opening, the AMA Superbike Championship held races at VIR from 2001 until 2010 on the North Course. The Rolex Sports Car Series utilized the Full Course from 2002 through 2011. The American Le Mans Series used the Full Course configuration for its inaugural event at VIR in September 2012 where a new track record was set by Klaus Graf driving the Muscle Milk LMP1 car.

Driving a Maserati 450SCarroll Shelby won the feature race on the track’s inaugural weekend in August 1957. The list of other well-known drivers who raced at VIR during its first incarnation includes Briggs CunninghamRoger PenskeMark DonohueRichard Petty, Bob Holbert, Augie PabstCurtis Turner, Dick Thompson, Peter RevsonWendell ScottBob TulliusJanet GuthrieSkip BarberRicky Rudd, Gene Felton, Denise McCluggage, Hurley HaywoodBrock YatesDon YenkoLance ReventlowDan Gurney and Parnelli Jones.

The track hosts many events throughout the year including the annual Gold Cup Historic Race as well as AMA races, ChampCar Endurance Series, SCCA, NASCAR test days, and local car clubs. Various driving training classes are available on the paved and unpaved (off-road) courses. The site also hosts a go kart track.

Since 2014, VIR has hosted a GT only race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

**Please note: This HPDE event is not sponsored by NRPCA, it is sponsored and hosted by the NNJRPCA, hence it will not be covered by the PCA Insurance program. Also, though some of our participants may be part of an informal caravan to head to and back from the track, those activities are likewise not sponsored by NRPCA and therefore not covered by PCA Insurance.**

NRPCA Annual Fall Dinner @ Batavia Downs Gaming
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Save the date. Details to follow.