Niagara PCA Event List

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Feb
16
Sun
2020
Annual Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Niagara Region PCA annual planning meeting will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 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.

If you have an event/s that you already know you would like on the calendar, please submit an Event Request form so we can start processing them now. Also, if you have an event that is later in the year, and you are requesting a subsidy, please submit that request prior to February as that is when we determine our budget for the year.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

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

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

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

 

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Intro to Driver Education & Autocross – Cancelled @ Ferrari Pizza Bar
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
28
Sat
2020
Instructor Seminar – Cancelled @ Burgundy Basin
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Seminar focus will be “Instructing in the 21st Century” and Peter Krause will be our guest speaker.
The seminar will kick off with a light Continental breakfast at 8AM. Topics will include but not limited to what’s new for our HPDE program for 2020, Tech updates, our Instructor Development program and 2020’s Niagara on the Road destination. We are opening the seminar up to advanced intermediate drivers and above to illustrate a comprehensive path on how to become a Niagara Region Instructor.  Lunch is included. Seminar should wrap up around 3:30.

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

Cars at the Movies – Cancelled @ The Screening Room Cinema
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door. Please RSVP to Hank Beamer by March 22nd, so that we can plan the food accordingly.

Sneak Peek:
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_v_Ferrari

Trailer:
https://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/ford-v-ferrari/207162

 

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Watkins Glen Opening Day – Cancelled @ Watkin's Glen International
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Opening Day at Watkins Glen… the unofficial start to the driving season.

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

EASTVIEW MALL MAP

The Driver’s meeting will begin around 9:30 for an estimated 9:45 departure.

We will be taking a scenic ride through the Finger Lakes (Canandaigua Lake / Keuka Lake / Waneta Lake) countryside on Porsche friendly roads. The trip to WGI should take about 2 hours with a “quick” break half way.

Once at Watkins Glen International, 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. Proceeds from the 2020 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation.
Watkins Glen International Raceway

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).

Proceeds from the 2020 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation and local charities. In the past, The Glen and Opening Weekend participants have donated to Autism Speaks, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.

 

 

Apr
7
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting – Cancelled @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Apr 7 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  We are now offering a buffet for only $5 per person.   (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Apr
11
Sat
2020
Early Porsche Group Drive – Cancelled @ TBD
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Several group driving events are being planned this season for the earliest Porsche cars. These include all 356s, all 912s, all 914s, and any first generation (pre-1974) 911. Like all Porsches, our older cars are happiest when driven. Last year’s drives took us through some of New York’s finest scenery with routes mapped out between about 150 and 250 miles. Several stops will be planned along the way, including lunch. More details will follow as the date nears. Please email bruce.smith@rit.edu for more information. Please confirm your participation via email prior to the event.

 

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Hershey Swap Meet* – Cancelled @ Giant Center
Apr 18 @ 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 18th, 2020. 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
25
Sat
2020
Instructor Development Program Kick-Off Seminar has been moved to May 23rd.
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

See details here.

Apr
29
Wed
2020
Tech Inspection has been moved to May 13th
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tech Inspection has been moved to May 13th.  Details are here.

May
2
Sat
2020
Bistros and Bucolic Drives: Aurora/Skaneateles 2020 is Cancelled @ Union Place Coffee Roasters
May 2 @ 7:30 am – May 3 @ 3:30 pm

This event has reached maximum capacity.  Thank you for your interest. 

This trip will take you on scenic country roads through the Finger Lakes. We begin by traveling to the quaint village of Aurora. There you will choose either a free guided tour of Mackenzie Childs’ Farmhouse, or continue on Scenic Route 90 to Long Point Winery, on the east side of Cayuga Lake. The winery sits on 72 acres with a beautiful view overlooking the lake. After a group tasting of wines or beers and a casual al fresco lunch, we continue our bucolic drive to Beak & Skiff Orchards in Lafayette for a private hard cider or spirits tasting and specialty apple desserts and cheeses, including maple bourbon pecan pie! We then head to Skaneateles and check in to the historic Sherwood Inn in the heart of the village [room rate includes breakfast]. Then it’s time on your own to enjoy the vibrant downtown shops of Skaneateles, located on the south shore of the Lake before the group meets to dine at Joelle’s Bistro, where Paris-trained chef Joelle and partner Alain will delight with charming ambiance and exquisite food.  Here’s an interesting article on the history of Joelle’s.  A wide range of restaurants, shops, and other activities in the village of Skaneateles suits every interest.

The maximum number for this event is 15 couples or 30 people, and once reached, this event is closed. Please contact Lisa at lpaine59@gmail.com if you wish to sign up, for more information and for the hotel booking code. The group block room rate will be honored until February 28, 2020 for this event.

Meet up at Union Place Coffee Roasters, 900 Jefferson Road, Rochester NY, at 7:30am

May
5
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
May 5 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. We are now offering a buffet for only $5 per person. This month will be Taco Tuesday.  (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.(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
9
Sat
2020
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

 

May
13
Wed
2020
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
May 13 @ 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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May
15
Fri
2020
Newport Car Museum Road Trip @ Eastview Mall
May 15 @ 8:00 am – May 17 @ 6:00 pm

While this is in the planning stages, I suggest we drive our Porsches as a group to Newport, RI ( about 5 1/2 hours).  We will check into our hotel, have a group dinner on the harbor ( the home of USA ‘s 12 meter sailing fleet).  Saturday morning we tour the Museum , it is over 100,000 sq. ft. and houses collections of “world cars”, including several amazing Porsches-356,Targas, 918, GT2, Turbo, and Lamborghini’s, etc. Also there are amazing sections on Corvettes, Cobras and Shelbys, Mopars, 50’s cars, and American Muscle.   Additionally, the Museum houses a large collection of modern furniture, racing simulators, and photographic and video displays by Niagara member Ken Buschner. We are working on a block of rooms at a highly recommended hotel and while in town, touring the amazing Newport Mansions on the Ocean front, would be an amazing experience.

 

You are free to stay on to explore more of Newport.   More details to come soon.  If you are interested, contact Ken to get on a mailing list to keep apprised of the last minute details.

Newport Car Museum | The Art of the Car

 

Newport Mansions | The Preservation Society of Newport County

May
23
Sat
2020
Instructor Development Program Kick-Off Seminar
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This day-long seminar is to welcome the IDP Class of 2020 and lays the foundation for what’s in store for the year-long program.

May
25
Mon
2020
Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
May 25 @ 8:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.
Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2020

Costs:
Students $525
Garages $60
Register and pay by May 1 to receive a free event item.

Offering again for 2020 – Intro to High Performance Driving -$150
This one day taste of the track experience 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 Taste of the Track specific classroom sessions, be driven for hot laps with an NRPCA Instructor for one session and be allowed to drive your own car with an instructor in a unique run group specific only to TOT 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.

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

Early Porsche Group Drive @ TBD
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Several group driving events are being planned this season for the earliest Porsche cars. These include all 356s, all 912s, all 914s, and any first generation (pre-1974) 911. Like all Porsches, our older cars are happiest when driven. Last year’s drives took us through some of New York’s finest scenery with routes mapped out between about 150 and 250 miles. Several stops will be planned along the way, including lunch. More details will follow as the date nears. Please email bruce.smith@rit.edu for more information. Please confirm your participation via email prior to the event.

 

May
29
Fri
2020
Zone 1 – Porsche Clash* @ Watkins Glen International
May 29 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the 19th Annual CLASH AT THE GLEN CLUB RACE  May 29th, 30th & 31st, 2020.

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

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

Early registration and hotel reservations are recommended.

Visit the Zone 1 website  for event details.

Clash at the Glen Info

Clash at the Glen Tentative Schedule

Clash Meetup @ The Glen

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
2
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jun 2 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.  If you are arriving prior to 6pm, please park in the front of the building.  Once the golfers have departed, we can move to our parking area in the back. Thank you.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house.  We are now offering a buffet for only $5 per person.   (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
Wed
2020
Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2020

Cost:
Event Fee $629
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by May 18th to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

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

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of the 2019 Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Jun
12
Fri
2020
Zone 1 – 48 Hours at the Glen – Driver Education* @ Watkins Glen International
Jun 12 @ 7:00 am – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm

We are blessed that the storied Watkins Glen Race Track 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.

Brochure to be updated soon.

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

 

Early Porsche Group Drive @ TBD
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Several group driving events are being planned this season for the earliest Porsche cars. These include all 356s, all 912s, all 914s, and any first generation (pre-1974) 911. Like all Porsches, our older cars are happiest when driven. Last year’s drives took us through some of New York’s finest scenery with routes mapped out between about 150 and 250 miles. Several stops will be planned along the way, including lunch. More details will follow as the date nears. Please email bruce.smith@rit.edu for more information. Please confirm your participation via email prior to the event.

 

Jun
14
Sun
2020
NY Kitchen/Culinary Institute Hands on Kitchen @ New York Kitchen
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hands on cooking experience. Detailed chef instructions to prepare three main dishes. At the end of the experience , participants will be served each entrée as prepared by our members, including a desert and glass of wine. The menu can be customized. Experience is 2.5 hours in length, can be scheduled for morning or afternoon session on Sundays.
$80.00/Person. Need a minimum of 24 participants. RSVP to Rocky by April 25th to confirm date with New York Kitchen. 
This is a nondriving event, we will meet at the location.

87th Annual Camp Lima “German Blossom Festival* @ Rochester Touristen Verein "Camp Lima"
Jun 14 @ 10:45 am – 6:45 pm
Save the date.  Details coming, below is last year’s info.

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 86th annual German Blossom Festival. This is a traditional German spring festival, with authentic German food, beer, fantastic homemade desserts, and musical entertainment. FREE parking and admission for club participants if you display your car. It is advisable to bring a lawn chair to relax in the shade and your favorite beer stein!

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

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

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

 

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

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

Jun
21
Sun
2020
Porsche Parade 2020: Palm Springs* @ La Quinta Resort & Club
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date! Porsche Parade 2020: Palm Springs will take place June 21 to 27 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California just outside of Palm Springs.
Porsche Parade, PCA’s annual weeklong event, takes place in a new location each year. For 2020, we’re heading to the Sonoran Desert of southern California known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas. It’s also noted for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture. In addition to traditional Parade activities such as concours, autocross, time-speed-distance and gimmick rallies, the surrounding Coachella Valley offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
Phase I Registration will open to PCA members Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (12 Noon EST) at the following link: https://www.pca.org/pca-login/parade-registration

Jul
7
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jul 7 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. We are now offering a buffet for only $5 per person. Selections or theme will be announced in the bi-monthly e-blast.   (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Jul
11
Sat
2020
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

 

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Picnic at Suncliff on the Lake @ Suncliff on the Lake
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Formerly the Columban Fathers Retreat House, Suncliff is now an event destination, open for weddings, banquets, etc. with rose garden adjacent to Lake Erie, view of Buffalo skyline and Canada.

For our picnic, food will include beef or chicken on roll, green salad, beans and or pasta, cookies. Local and craft beer is available at reasonable prices.
Must have minimum of 30 guests, RSVP required.

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Rochester Architectural Pedal Tour @ Marshall St. Bar & Grill
Jul 25 @ 10:45 am – 2:30 pm

This is a “Meet Up” Event.15 people is the limit on the Pedal Bike that will be reserved. Your spot is secured when your check is received. Cost per-person is currently estimated at $35.00 per person. There is free off street parking at the Wadsworth Square Parking Lot. Lunch will be separate from the price of the tour. Lunch Location to be determined.

Please mail checks to
Renee Krotz
40 A Guilford Lane
Williamsville NY 14221
Further Questions: call/text Renee 716-913-0657 or email ReneeKrotz@gmail.com

Description Following is from the Rochester Pedal Tour Site:
Our architecture and history tours take guests by the Sibley Building, Liberty Pole, Temple Building, Parcel 5, Rochester Savings Bank area of Midtown then to St Joseph’s Cathedral where we will walk around the inside of this urban sanctuary. We then take you to the St Paul murals where will take some amazing photos with these murals and tell you about the Wall Therapy Project then you have the choice of making a stop at 5th Frame Brewery, Scotland Yard, Tapas 177, Dinosaur BBQ or Native Eatery and Bar. While you do not have to stop for food or drinks and can do a picnic at Washington Square Park it does work as a good halftime break to use the bathroom. We already know once you smell the food at these places you will get hungry which is why groups order ahead and the food is just coming out as you arrive or soon after so you do not waste time waiting to order/food to arrive.

Then you will get on the bike and head to Washington Square to see the Civil War Monument and we will talk about Legacy Tower, Geva Theater, St Marys and First Universalist Church then head back to Marshall Street Bar and Grill which is where the tours begin and end.

Jul
29
Wed
2020
Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2020

Cost:
Event Fee $629
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by July 1st to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

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

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of the 2020 Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Aug
4
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Aug 4 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. We are now offering a buffet for only $5 per person. Selections or theme will be announced in the bi-monthly e-blast.  (Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Aug
8
Sat
2020
Ellicottville Summer Picnic @ Holiday Valley
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

In addition to Niagara Region PCA’s schedule of event below, the Holiday Valley 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 Accommodations: (716) 699-2345

Details to follow

We need 30 people minimum signed up by July 9, 2020 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 $25/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 – $25.00/ per person due by July 9th.

Make checks payable to NRPCA
Send the checks to Bill Schicker, @ 211 Packetts Glen, Fairport, NY 14450

Aug
15
Sat
2020
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure @ Terry Hills Golf
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tour starts at Terry Hills to Hidden Valley Animal Park. Distance ~25 miles.

Day’s Schedule:

  •  Meet at Terry Hills around 10 to 10:30 to sign waiver, use potties, etc.
  •  Group departure at 11:00.  All types of vehicles are welcome.  Fill them up with kids.
  •  Take a leisurely tour down RT 98 to Varysburg and the Animal Adventure. Drive time ~45 minutes. No rest stop planned.
  •  Have buffet lunch around noon
  •  Take animal tour around 1:00
  •  Event is over and we head home.RSVP by August 7th to Tom Lyons

Wild Game Safari Tours

Embark on a 55 minute guided safari tour through Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park and experience over 40 different species and 300 animals. Get up close with the wild as camels, zebras, water buffalo, Texas longhorn, and more come right up to the tour.
Tours run rain or shine, but the safety of our guests and staff is a priority. In the cases of thunder & lightning, or icy conditions in the winter, we will stop tours until that weather passes.
Admission includes a cup of grain to feed to the animals and admission into the Small Animal Adventure where you can feed friendly smaller animals. Safari Tours are wheelchair accessible.


Hidden Valley Animal Park, 2887 Royce Road, Varysburg NY 14167

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Akron Family Picnic @ Akron Park
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

We have Shelter #1 again, the same spot as the last 20 or so years!

This is a bring a dish to pass, your own drinks and flatware, kind of affair. Salads, snacks and desserts always go well. The club provides the hot dogs and hamburgers.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Aug
22
Sat
2020
P-Cars, Planets and Stars @ Bristol Harbor Inn
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Meet up at Bristol Harbor Inn at 5PM for dinner. Bristol Harbor is located at:
5410 Seneca Point Rd
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Short drive from Bristol Harbor Inn to the Mees Observatory located at:
C. E. K. Mees Observatory
6604 South Gannett Hill Road
Naples, NY 14512

Description of Observatory Tour: In partnership with the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Sciences (ASRAS), we offer free tours of the Mees Observatory. These tours are guided by a combination of senior ASRAS members, UR grad students and undergrads, and UR astrophysics faculty. The tours usually consist of an informational slide presentation about general astronomical topics, followed by the viewing of astronomical objects through the 24 inch Cassegrain reflector telescope. We expect to have excellent viewing for Jupiter, Saturn and the Rings, Mars, the Moon, and Milky Way.

Note: This is a “Fair Weather Event Only” and will be canceled in the event of heavy cloud cover or rain that prevents use of the Telescope. Please contact John, to let him know if you are planning on joining him for the event. Check the website Saturday morning for a “go/no go” message.

Sep
1
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Sep 1 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

Meeting held in the club house. (We are now offering a buffet for only $5 per person. Selections or theme will be announced in the bi-monthly e-blast.  Please bring cash to help facilitate payments.) Water, soda, wine and beer provided by the club.

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Sep
5
Sat
2020
Zone 1 – 40th Anniversary Gimmick Rally and Concours d’Elegance* @ Niagara on the Lake
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm

 

Details to follow, location will be Niagara on the Lake

A few more details:

For the Full concours Group; Exterior, Interior, Storage, & Engine Compartment will be Judged for all classes Except for the Boxter/Cayman Class and a new Class For 991s. For these two classes, Engine Compartments will not be judged. There is a Best in Show Class in which the winner is selected by re-judging the first place Porsches from each of the Full Group classes. For the Best in Show re-judging, only Exterior, Interior, and Storage will be considered.

For the Street Class both Exterior and Interior will be evaluated. Some earlier information indicated incorrectly that Street Class would be Exterior only.

For this year we will be adding an Event Champion Award for the Car that has the best combined Concours and Rally score.

 

Sep
9
Wed
2020
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Sep 9 @ 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
11
Fri
2020
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival* @ Watkins Glen
Sep 11 – Sep 12 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?

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
12
Sat
2020
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
Sep 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 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, so you’ll have to watch the calendar and Renee’s updates.

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

 

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Early Porsche Group Drive @ TBD
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Several group driving events are being planned this season for the earliest Porsche cars. These include all 356s, all 912s, all 914s, and any first generation (pre-1974) 911. Like all Porsches, our older cars are happiest when driven. Last year’s drives took us through some of New York’s finest scenery with routes mapped out between about 150 and 250 miles. Several stops will be planned along the way, including lunch. More details will follow as the date nears. Please email bruce.smith@rit.edu for more information. Please confirm your participation via email prior to the event.

 

Sep
28
Mon
2020
OctoberFast HPDE @ Watkins Glen @ Watkins Glen International
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Registration commences midnight January 1st, 2020
Cost:
Students: $525
Garage Space: $60
Register and pay by September 10th to receive a free event item.

Offering again for 2020 – Intro to High Performance Driving – $150
This one day taste of the track experience 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 Taste of the Track specific classroom sessions, be driven for hot laps with an NRPCA Instructor for one session and be allowed to drive your own car with an instructor in a unique run group specific only to TOT 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.

Oct
6
Tue
2020
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Oct 6 @ 5:30 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.

Folks were asking for more catch up time, so our new meeting schedule will now be: arrive around 5:30pm, chat & cash bar until 6:30pm; at 6:30pm – beer/wine & wings will be available. At 7:00pm – dinner will be served and the meeting will start.

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

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

Questions to Dave Hostetter.

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Oct
10
Sat
2020
Cars & Coffee @ Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

 

Grape Harvest Tour @ Eastview Mall
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

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

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

 

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

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Oct
14
Wed
2020
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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Oct
16
Fri
2020
Second Annual Boardwalk Reunion at Ocean City, New Jersey* @ Flanders Hotel
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 4:00 am

All Porsches and Porsche owners are welcome at the second annual Boardwalk Reunion at Ocean City, New Jersey on Saturday, October 17th, 2020. The Porsche Club of America Zones 1 & 2 and the 356 Registry are hosting this exciting event, but you don’t have to be a member to join in the fun. All Porsches are welcome, and we will have a special display area for our featured models. Friday night, October 16th, a Welcome Party with dinner, drinks and dancing will be held at the Flanders Hotel, to get the weekend started!

Our room block at the Flanders Hotel is now open, all suites are 20% off, remember to mention Porsche Boardwalk Reunion when you call to make your reservation.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Porsche’s first win at Le Mans in 1970, the Second Annual Boardwalk Reunion is celebrating all Porsche Weissach Editions and Anniversary Editions. Owners and cars from the following limited production model runs will lead the Boardwalk Parade of Porsches and be parked center stage in front of the Ocean City New Jersey Music Pier:
1975 Porsche 911S Silver Anniversary Limited Edition
1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition
1981 Porsche 924 Weissach Edition
1982 Porsche 928 Weissach Edition
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 25th Anniversary Edition
2004 Porsche Boxster S 550 Anniversary Edition
2004 Porsche 996 40th Anniversary Edition
2014 Porsche 991 50th Anniversary Edition
2018 Porsche 991 GT2RS Weissach Edition

2019 is in the books! Please take the opportunity to thank our 2019 sponsors Porsche Cherry Hill and Hagerty for their generous support whenever you see them. Thanks also on the first collaboration of its kind between PCA Zone 1, Zone 2 and the 356 Registry.

2019 Sweatshirts: Check out the online store where you can order Hoodies, Crew Necks and a new item – white on navy T-shirts. https://stores.shopjillys.com/boardwalk_reunion/shop/home

2019 Photos: The video of the cars coming on the boardwalk that was shown at the banquet is here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/C18DnxXQAcUwMpVs7.   Also this great photo album by Kobus Reyneke contains the video at the end, check it out here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/c3LJNhtcDSTMPpBh8

AllOddsMedia created this video – We think it is amazing! https://www.facebook.com/AllOddsMedia/videos/2727717783927204/
Facebook and Instagram – Please share your 2019 pictures using the hashtag #BoardwalkReunion and please tag our facebook page @BoardwalkReunion. The website will also be updated on a regular basis with links to albums or galleries that people share. Thank you for so many great memories.

Boardwalk Reunion is more than just a laidback cars and coffee on the Boards- it’s a unique opportunity to drive up onto and display your Porsche on one of New Jersey’s most iconic Boardwalks against an ocean backdrop that is simply spectacular. You’ll be able to meet and socialize with Porsche owners from all over, and savor Ocean City at its most beautiful and peaceful time of the year. We’ll marshal at Ocean City’s Municipal Airport starting at 8AM, depart at 11AM under police escort, and then park and hang out on the mile long Boardwalk until 4:00 PM. Many Boardwalk shops and eateries will be open, and the pristine beaches are just on the other side of the boardwalk railing. A Friday Welcome Party will be held at one of the New Jersey shore’s most historic hotels- the charming Flanders Hotel. We have a weekend room block at the Flanders for attendees at 20% off the usual rates (mention the Reunion!), plus alternate hotels. Registration fees are only $30 per Porsche – we would like everyone to enjoy this event- an All Porsche gathering “Down the Shore” at Ocean City at the height of autumn.

For Lodging information, go to this tab: Alternate Lodging.   We will be arranging preferred rates at several alternate hotels. They are within 1-2 short blocks of the Boardwalk – a quick and easy walk to and from the activities! There are also many other options, such as B&B’s and privately owned condos through HomeAway and AirBnB. Please contact the Registrar if you have any housing concerns.
For questions contact Co-Chairs Ellen Beck (Registrar) and Bob Gutjahr using the Contact form on the Contact Tab.

Click on the tabs along the top to learn more about the schedule, activities, fun and FAQ’s. Learn more about OCNJ below. Ocean City, NJ is rolling out the welcome mat for us and very excited to host our second annual Boardwalk Reunion!

Ocean City: Learn all about our host city and its unique family-oriented traditions and charm: http://www.oceancityvacation.com/

Ocean City Beach Cams: Take a look at live streaming of the OCNJ Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean: http://ocnjdaily.com/home/ocean-city-guide/ocean-city-nj-surf-cams-and-beach-cams/

Flanders Hotel: Our Headquarters hotel and one of the jewels of the Jersey Shore: http://www.theflandershotel.com/

Oct
17
Sat
2020
Chili Run to Letchworth @ Letchworth State Park -South Highbanks Pavilion 1
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

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

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

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

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

The park entry fee is $10. Bring cash.
1:15-3:45pm – Lunch at South Highbanks Pavilion at Letchworth   —– PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF PAVILION.   We are in the South Pavilion.  Same parking lot.

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

 

Bring your appetite, hiking shoes, and camera.

Early Porsche Group Drive @ TBD
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Several group driving events are being planned this season for the earliest Porsche cars. These include all 356s, all 912s, all 914s, and any first generation (pre-1974) 911. Like all Porsches, our older cars are happiest when driven. Last year’s drives took us through some of New York’s finest scenery with routes mapped out between about 150 and 250 miles. Several stops will be planned along the way, including lunch. More details will follow as the date nears. Please email bruce.smith@rit.edu for more information. Please confirm your participation via email prior to the event.

 

Oct
20
Tue
2020
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

The format is purely social, and dutch treat.
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Oct
23
Fri
2020
Niagara on the Road goes to Virginia International Raceway @ Virginia International Raceway
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm
Our Niagara on the Road team has done it again. This year they will be taking us down to Virginia International Raceway (VIR).  This 3-day HPDE school is being conducted by the Tarheel Chapter BMW CCA.  This three day school is open to all run groups.  Friday is a an Instructor day and for Advanced students only and the weekend is dedicated to students.  More information will be coming soon.  Questions – 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 Tarheel Chapter BMW CCA, 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.**

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

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

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

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Nov
17
Tue
2020
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

 

Dec
8
Tue
2020
Pre-Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills Country Club
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is the time to bring your ideas for 2021. Looking forward to another fun and successful driving season.

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

If you have an event/s that you already know you would like on the calendar, please submit an Event Request form so we can start processing them now. Also, if you have an event that is later in the year, and you are requesting a subsidy, please submit that request prior to February as that is when we determine our budget for the year.

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

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

All club members, family, and friends are welcome!

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

Questions to Dave Hostetter

 

 

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

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

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

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Dec
15
Tue
2020
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

 

Jan
13
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 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

 

 

Jan
19
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

 

Feb
10
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 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

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

 

Mar
10
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 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

 

 

Mar
16
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

 

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