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(*) non-NRPCA function  **Please note: Events not sponsored by NRPCA, are not covered by the PCA Insurance program.**Event List
May
21
Sat
2022
Vintage Porsche Group Drive to Four Finger Lakes @ Pure Imagination Café
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Several group events are being planned this season to drive our vintage Porsches. Bring out your air cooled (356, 911, 912, 914) or early front engine (924, 944, 928, 968) Porsche for a scenic group drive. They are happiest when they are driven. Details will be posted as they become available.

The Saturday, May 21 drive will take us from a 9:30AM meet-up for coffee at the Pure Imagination Café on 2997 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, and head southeast toward Lakeville on Conesus Lake.  From there, we’ll drive along secluded Hemlock and Canadice Lakes, and then toward Honeoye Lake. We’ll stop for lunch at the Twisted Rail Brewing Company in Honeoye. The final stop after lunch will be at Dipper Dan’s in Honeoye Falls for ice cream. From there, folks can choose separate return routes. The mapped route is about 74 miles with the total driving distance depending on your home start.  An approximate map is attached.
Please email bruce.smith@rit.edu for more information and to confirm participation. Seating for lunch may limit maximum participation. All air cooled or early front engine Porsches are welcome.
May
30
Mon
2022
Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
May 30 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Registration commences 12:01 am, January 1st, 2022

Costs:
Students: $559
Garages $60

Offering again for 2022 – Intro to High Performance Driving -$175
This is a one-day opportunity to experience a Driver Education event for yourself.  It is an introduction to HPDE held on the second day of the May and September Events. You will attend the drivers’ meeting, participate in the Intro to High Performance Driving specific classroom sessions, be driven around the track by a NRPCA Instructor for one session and be allowed to drive your own car with an instructor in a unique run group specific only to the Intro to HPD drivers. You will have an opportunity to drive your car at speed for two sessions; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Space is limited.

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

For Club Members attending the Annual Mike Bohan HPDE event at the end of the month, you can get your car’s required Tech Inspection at Eksten’s Autoworks. While we used to do a group Tech Session, we are still unable to do that, so Eksten’s will perform the service on an individual basis, but you do have to call ahead and make an appointment.

This service is graciously being provided by Eksten Autoworks at no charge for Club Members! 
Thank you to Eksten Autoworks!

2019 Lou Betstadt Memorial DE photos by Randy at Clutchfoto.com

Jun
4
Sat
2022
Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp Centennial Celebration Car Rally* @ Durand Eastman Park
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Rochester Rotary is Celebrating the Sunshine Camp’s 100th Year Anniversary. The Sunshine Camp specializes in providing a free one week camping experience for children and their families with special needs and disabilities. Rochester Rotary has reached out to see if Niagara PCA would be interested in doing a “car parade” of sorts to help celebrate the Camp’s Centennial.

The Camp originally started at Durand Eastman Park and is now located at its current site in Rush, NY. The idea was to start this Car Rally from the camp’s original site to where it is today. The Rally route incorporates the best the greater Rochester area has to offer to include magnificent views of the Lake Ontario shoreline, a tour of a few famous Downtown landmarks, Rotary themed stops along the way, a drive through some of Rochester’s suburbs, two iconic Country Clubs and rolling farmland hills all the way to the Camp’s current location in southern Monroe County.  Rotary will be hosting all participating NRPCA drivers and their guest to a Chicken BBQ lunch cookout at the Camp at the Rally’s completion. This Car Rally is but one of many, many events planned throughout the summer in celebration of the Camp’s Centennial.

If you are planning on attending, please register HERE so Rotary can make the appropriate preparations.

Start time is 9:30AM to meet and gather

Rally starts at 10:00AM

If you are joining us please meet at “Lot A” along Lakeshore Blvd in Durand Eastman Park

Jun
7
Tue
2022
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jun 7 @ 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.

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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Jun
10
Fri
2022
Zone 1 – 48 Hours at the Glen – Driver Education* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 10 @ 7:00 am – Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm

 

We are blessed that the storied Watkins Glen Racetrack is located in Zone 1 and delighted that we’re able to take you there for the Zone 1 “48 Hours at the Glen” DE weekend. Whether you’re a novice or experienced DE driver, don’t miss this opportunity to drive in the tracks of past glorious winners of Formula 1, NASCAR, Trans-Am, IROC and IndyCar races that have been held here over the years. Watkins Glen is a well-maintained, gorgeous track with 11 corners and wonderful elevation changes. It is set in a beautiful location, a short drive from the historic town of Watkins Glen. Just like at your own region DE events, you’ll be organized into run groups, so that you’re on the track with others of similar experience and capability. Instructors ride with drivers in the less advanced run groups, providing guidance and feedback to help the drivers develop their skills during the weekend. This event also includes the National Instructor Training Program which takes place on the preceding Friday.

If you’ve been meaning to drive the Watkins Glen track, but have never quite got around to it, this is the year to do it. Just click on the link below to see more details and how to register. Come out and enjoy the track, the camaraderie and have yourself a great PCA Zone 1 weekend of fun.

 

For more information regarding this and other Zone 1 PCA events, please visit http://zone1.pca.org.
Registration for the event will open on April 15, 2021. To register for the event, log onto
www.clubregistration.net. For further information, contact your local track chair or email the registrar:
Lou Dauerer at Zone148Hoursreg@gmail.com.

Tentative Pricing:
Green & Yellow (Sat & Sunday): $425?
White & Black (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $575?
Instructors & Instructor Candidates (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $375?
Instructors with 2 Students (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $125?

Jun
11
Sat
2022
Buffalo Cars & Coffee @ FRESHEEZ
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“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 FRESHEEZ  @ 9560 Main St in Clarence directly across from the Gunnville Rd. intersection with Main St. by the Clarence High School.

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.

 

 

Jun
12
Sun
2022
Porsche Parade* @ Kalahari Resorts
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm
One of the best things about #PorscheParade is exploring different areas of North America, and we are so excited to explore the beauty of the Pocono Mountains! Are you excited for #PCAParade2022?
🏁 Parade is full of activities for all ages and interests. Concours d’Elegance, TSD Rally, Autocross, Tech Tactics, Driving Tours, Sim Racing, Gimmick Rally, RC Cars, … and so much more!
🏁This Parade promises the most family-friendly Parade yet! Our host hotel has one of the largest waterparks in North America. We will also have some very special activities – just for families!
🏁PCA National Awards are announced during Parade.
Here’s what you need to know:
🏁Parade will take place June 12-18, 2022.
🏁Our host hotel will be Kalahari Resorts
🏁Phase I Registration will open February 2, 2022. At this time, PCA members register to attend Parade and make their hotel reservations.
🏁All hotel reservations must be made via the Porsche Parade Housing Bureau. Please do not contact the hotel directly.
🏁Entrants will register for banquets, activities, and events beginning April 6, 2022 at 12 noon ET.
More information coming soon! We hope to see you in the Poconos!
German Blossom Festival (Baumblüten) @ Rochester Touristen Verein "Camp Lima"
Jun 12 @ 10:45 am – 7:00 pm

The Niagara Region PCA, Finger Lakes Region Volkswagen Club, and the Volkswagen Association of Western New York, are invited by the Rochester Touristen Verein (RTV) German Club to display their Porsches and vintage Volkswagens under the trees at the 87th annual German Blossom (Baumblüten) Festival. This is a traditional German spring festival, with authentic German food, beer, fantastic homemade desserts, and musical entertainment. FREE parking and admission for club participants if you display your car. It is advisable to bring a lawn chair to relax in the shade and your favorite beer stein!

Meeting Time: Between 10:45 & 11:15 AM we will gather and meet in the parking lot next to Don and Jennie Brown’s historic Centennial Firehouse (7315 E Main St, Lima, NY 14485). At 11:15 AM we will depart from the firehouse and caravan over to the RTV Blossom Fest event site for parking and admission.

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

Jun
14
Tue
2022
Niagara on the Road – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park* @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm

It’s been a while, too long for some.  We are headed north to visit our friends in Ontario, Canada.  Yes, we are headed to Mosport! We miss our Canadian friends and wish to visit with them at this iconic racetrack and our friends at DriveTeq!

A little background for those who aren’t familiar with the track.  Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport Park and Mosport International Raceway) is a multi-track motorsport venue located north of Bowmanville, in Ontario, Canada, 64 km (40 mi) east of Toronto. The facility features a 3.957-kilometre (2.459 mi), 10-turn road course; a 2.9-kilometre (1.8 mi) advance driver and race driver training facility with a 0.40-kilometre (14 mi) skid pad (Driver Development Centre) and a 1.5-kilometre (0.93 mi) kart track (Mosport Kartways). The name “Mosport”, a portmanteau of Motor Sport, came from the enterprise formed to build the track.[2]

They currently host:
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
It was announced in September 2013 that Canadian Tire Motorsports Park was chosen to host an annual round of the IMSA United SportsCar Championship beginning in 2014. The new series replaced the American Le Mans Series as the feature race during the tracks annual SportsCar Grand Prix, which is Canada’s largest annual sportscar race.
</span id=”NASCAR_Truck_Series” class=”mw-headline”>NASCAR Truck Series

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series began racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September 2013, marking the first time the series has raced in Canada. Chevrolet was announced as the title sponsor and the race is known as the Chevrolet Silverado 250.

NASCAR Pinty’s Series
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series has visited the facility at least twice annually every year since its inaugural season in 2007. Currently the race is known as the Clarington 200 and takes place during the tracks Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend and its Chevrolet Silverado 250 weekend.

The track also hosts vintage racing series, motorcycle racing, and Canadian Automobile Sport Club (CASC) amateur events and lapping days.

For more information, visit: http://bmwclub.ca/activities/ADS/

For track information, visit: http://www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/

**Please note: This HPDE event is not sponsored by NRPCA, it is sponsored and hosted by the DriveTeq, 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.**

Jun
17
Fri
2022
Zone 1 – Porsche Clash* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the 20th Annual CLASH AT THE GLEN CLUB RACE June 17th – June 19th, 2021

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

If you’re a PCA racer, Watkins Glen has got to be on your bucket list of tracks to drive. If you’ve driven it before, don’t miss this chance to come back to improve your times and win on this track where great racers such as Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney found glory.

Maybe it’s the sheer joy of racing on this superb, well-maintained track with its thrilling elevation changes, or imagining they are running with Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx or Derek Bell, that brings out over 250 racers from all over the USA and Canada to make this Zone 1 Club Race the largest on the PCA Club Racing circuit. PCA members are welcome to attend and perhaps consider how they may make the transition from Driver Education to Club Racing.

All participating drivers will receive a special “Port Authority” Clash Jacket with 20th Anniversary Commemorative embroidery as seen in our PCA Club Racing magazine ad! Friday will begin the weekend with a full day of race practice and Fun Races/Practice Starts. Saturday will feature 2 Sprint Races for all classes in four race groups.  Immediately following the last race, there will be an optional Social Hour with open bar, Dinner, Raffle, and Race Awards Announcements in the Watkins Glen Media Center.

On Sunday, following the morning warm-up sessions, we will have 3 – 60-minute Enduro races that will run back-to-back through the normal Watkins Glen lunch hour.  This will allow for maximum participation with no refueling and drivers being able to do the whole Enduro with or without a co-driver or team support.  The change also makes for an earlier finish and the ability to get home at a more reasonable time.  Tentatively the last Enduro race will end at 12:45 PM with the Pirelli Awards ceremony at 1:00 PM.

For those of you wishing for track time at the Glen in preparation for the Clash, Metro Region is hosting a traditional Drivers Education event on Wednesday and Thursday, (June 2/3), prior the Race weekend.  See ClubRegistration.net for more information.

Early Registration and hotel reservations are recommended (registration usually opens in April).  Additionally, the Volunteer Registration page is up on MotorsportReg.com.

Visit the Zone 1 website at http://zone1.pca.org or http://register.pca.org for more details.

For additional information, contact Pete Tremper at tremper9146@aol.com or 609.221.3854 or Jim Morgan at morganjd@nycap.rr.com or 518.677.0881.

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

Early registration and hotel reservations are recommended.

Visit the Zone 1 website  for event details.

Clash at the Glen Tentative Schedule

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.

 

 

 

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