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(*) non-NRPCA function  **Please note: Events not sponsored by NRPCA, are not covered by the PCA Insurance program.**Event List
Mar
2
Sat
2024
Cars at the Movies @ The Screening Room Cinema
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Private screening of the movie, Grand Turismo at The Screening Room, a boutique, café style movie theater located in the Boulevard Mall. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner will consist of pizza & wings with a cash bar (beer, wine, soft drinks) at 6:30pm. There will be a drawing for the movie DVD.

Grand Turismo is now our featured film.  This change was necessary due to licensing issues with both the Ferrari and Senna films.
Based on the unbelievable, inspiring true story of a team of underdogs – a struggling, working-class gamer, a failed former race car driver, and an idealistic motorsport exec – who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world.
Jann is an avid gamer from Cardiff who spends his days playing Grand Turismo, refusing to succeed in the real world.  Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Danny a marketing manager for the Nissan automobile corporation, is running an advertising campaign and together the management of Grand Turismo, hatches a plan to launch a competition inviting gamers to try their luck in real racing cars.  Needing help organizing an event, Danny turns to Jack, a former racing driver and incorrigible cynic. When fate brings Jann together with Danny and Jack, the gamer becomes the driver of a Nissan racing car, plunging headlong into the fight for a place in the sun in the competitive world of real racing.

The theater seats 50. Family and friends are welcome. Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door. Please RSVP to Hank Beamer by February 27th, so that we can plan the food accordingly.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jann_Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough (born 9 September 1991) is a British professional racing driver. In 2011 he became the third and youngest winner of the GT Academy competition, beating 90,000 entrants to earn a professional racing contract with Nissan.[1] He had no previous motorsport experience, having played sim racing video games instead. During his career, he has finished on the podium in his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, won races and contended for titles in GT3 and junior formula cars, and competed at the highest level in Super GTSuper Formula and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Following his GT Academy win, Mardenborough was rewarded with a drive for Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour race in 2012, finishing third in class. Subsequently, he competed full-time in the British GT Championship, scoring a race victory and challenging for the title. In 2013, he competed in the European and British Formula 3 championships, before moving to the GP3 Series for 2014 and 2015. He was a race winner in GP3, and also finished second overall in the Toyota Racing Series in 2014. He also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing third in the LMP2 class on his debut in 2013 and helping his team lead the category for 14 hours the following year. He competed for Nissan Motorsports in the top LMP1 class of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, but the team withdrew from the series after one race because of a very uncompetitive car.

 

Mar
5
Tue
2024
Rochester Happy Hour @ Ferrari Pizza Bar
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Ferrari Pizza Bar

Happy Hours are an informal event. Now that the driving season has pretty much ended, it’s happy hour time. Please join us for a chance to catch up with friends during our off-season of driving.
Craig Erickson and Dennis Rice will be taking over the contact and venue options.
Mar
13
Wed
2024
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Happy Hours are an informal gathering to keep in touch with each other during the off-driving season.  Let’s get together and chat about the past drives, the future events and of course, our beloved P-cars.

Hope to see you there.

 

Mar
16
Sat
2024
Porsche and Pancakes @ Porsche Rochester
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
6
Sat
2024
Annual Instructor Seminar @ Midvale Country Club
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Niagara PCA and GVC BMW are pleased to welcome Dave Scott as our guest presenter for this year’s Instructor Seminar.

ClubRegistration

Please address registration inquiries to :
Rich de Asis: rdeasis911@gmail.com

Watkins Glen Opening Weekend* @ Watkin's Glen International
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

DRIVE THE GLEN

Experience Watkins Glen International like you have never before – Drive The Glen! Find out what it feels like to drive 3 (escorted) laps around this storied road course while piloting your personal vehicle [sorry, no motorcycles, RVs or motorcoaches] around the 3.45-mile Grand Prix circuit, paced by an official WGI pace car.

 OPENING WEEKEND  IS ON APRIL 6-7 IN 2024.

Drive The Glen passes can be purchased for $30 (cashless) per vehicle online or at Gate 2 [Main Track Entrance] off of County Route 16. 

  • Groups of 15 cars or more must reserve their experience in advance, please email Jessica Allen at JLALLEN@THEGLEN.COM
  • Groups of 30 cars or more must reserve at least 30 days in advance


Track waivers are required.  You will need a waiver in hand to be signed at the track, and they are promoting advance ticket purchases.
At this time there will be no organized run this year. 

Opening Day at Watkins Glen… the unofficial start to the driving season. Experience the twists and turns of our world-renown 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES FROM WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL:

  • ALL PARTICIPANTS INSIDE THE VEHICLE MUST PRINT AND BRING THE REQUIRED TRACK WAIVERS TO THE EVENT. ONE WAIVER PER ADULT. MINOR WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
  • TRACK WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED IN PERSON (WITH PERSONAL WRITING UTENSIL) AT THE EVENT IN THE PRESENCE OF TRACK PERSONNEL.
  • Click below for full details and rules to drive the track.
  • https://www.theglen.com/drive-the-glen/
  • The cost is $30 online.  You will need to buy tickets in advance.  Watkins Glen International Raceway

Proceeds from the 2024 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation and local charities.  The mission of R.A.C.E. (Racing And Community Enrichment) is to meet the needs of local underserved populations with a focus on youth-oriented support. A donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, The RACE Foundation will use the backing of a close-knit community to foster meaningful fundraising efforts, as well as lean on support from the international racing family.

Apr
16
Tue
2024
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Apr 16 @ 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 tbd.    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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Apr
21
Sun
2024
Treffen Wine Country @ Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 11:00 am

There are many wine regions throughout America, but for most of us wine aficionados, there is only one “Wine Country” – the Napa/Sonoma valleys in Northern California. If you enjoy great wine and scenic drives, this is one of your bucket list destinations and you’ll want to join us for Treffen Spring 2024.

Located about 50 miles north of San Francisco, our host resort is the historic Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. This location provides great access to local and nearby vineyards, the Pacific coast, twisty backroads between Napa and Sonoma, as well as the fine arts and food scene known throughout the region. Rentals from Porsche Drive are available throughout the Bay Area for those registrants who wish to fly in for the event.

This is an alternate timeline event as it is being held from Sunday thru Thursday on April 21-25. (This means that for those who have attended previously, Treffen Wine Country will be different from our typical timeline of Wednesday through Sunday.)

Due to resort limitations and overwhelming interest in this event, we anticipate significantly more demand than available registration spaces and fully expect registration to sell out in minutes.

Note: General registration is set for January 10, 2024 at 3PM ET. Please read and revisit all the information, especially the FAQ/Terms webpage, immediately prior to registration as some information may change leading up to that date.

Apr
24
Wed
2024
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

MAP AND DIRECTIONS to Eksten Autoworks.

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Apr
27
Sat
2024
Silver Touch Wheel Restoration @ Silver Touch Wheels
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A tour of this wheel restoration shop with an overview of straightening, painting, and powder coating.