Niagara PCA Event List

Jan
12
Wed
2022
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols.

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Jan
18
Tue
2022
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
9
Wed
2022
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols.

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Feb
15
Tue
2022
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
27
Sun
2022
Annual Planning Meeting @ Terry Hills
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chris at Terry Hills has asked us to put out an announcement to please park on the right side of the parking lot near the pro shop and use the door by the flagpole in the circle. Apparently, the front steps have not been cleared. Thank you
The Niagara Region PCA annual planning meeting will be held on Sunday, February 27, 20202 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.

Menu: Turkey Wrap- Lettuce-tomato-mayo-cheese
Ham Wrap-lettuce-tomato-mustard-cheese
House Salad with all the fixings
Pasta Salad

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.

 

 

Mar
9
Wed
2022
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols.

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Mar
15
Tue
2022
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. Happy hour rochester

 

Mar
26
Sat
2022
Instructor Seminar
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The seminar will kick off with a light Continental breakfast at 8AM. Peter Krause will be our guest speaker.  Topics will include but not limited to what’s new for our HPDE program for 2022, Tech updates, our Instructor Development program and 2022’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 @ The Screening Room Cinema
Mar 26 @ 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 movie, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” 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).  A DVD of the movie will be raffled off to the event attendees. If Covid conditions dictate, event can be rescheduled for Fall. The theater seats 50.  Family and friends are welcome.

Theater Covid policy: FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED.

(Update Jan 1) ALL PATRONS must wear face coverings except when sitting at your table/seating area and eating/drinking. Thank You!! The Screening Room will continue to operate at 50% capacity to allow extra space throughout the venue.

Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door. Please RSVP to Hank Beamer by March 23rd, so that we can plan the food accordingly.

A peek inside:

Dog lovers believe their canine family members understand language, comprehend events, have opinions, exude loyalty. In “The Art of Racing In The Rain”, wise old dog Enzo Swift shares thoughts about the life experiences which prepared him to protect his family in times of greatest need.

 

Apr
10
Sun
2022
Watkins Glen Opening Day @ Watkin's Glen International
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Please read carefully, there have been major changes by the Glen this year.  You will need a waiver in hand to be signed at the track, and they are promoting advance ticket purchases.  Also, Joe is looking to meet up by 8:30am at the Eastview Mall.

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.


We will meet at Eastview Mall, Victor NY, in the parking lot near Macy’s starting at 8:30am.

EASTVIEW MALL MAP

The Driver’s meeting will begin around 9:00 for an estimated 9:15 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 halfway.  This is a brand new route (well, it will feel that way since it’s been three years)

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.
  • https://www.theglen.com/events/opening-weekend-2022/ 

GOOD NEWS FROM WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL:

  • You can get a discount ticket ($20/car) when buying in advance, using coupon code WGISpecial. The cost is typically $25 and at the gate it is $30.  They are encouraging you to buy tickets in advance.  Watkins Glen International Raceway

Once at Watkins Glen International, a representative from WGI will collect $30.00 from each car. The fee 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 2022 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation.
Watkins Glen International Raceway

THIS IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT. IF IT’S RAINY/SNOWING/VERY COLD WE WON’T GO. WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.

Proceeds from the 2022 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
13
Wed
2022
Members’ Meeting – Note Date Change @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Apr 13 @ 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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Apr
16
Sat
2022
Intro to Driver Education @ Ferrari Pizza Bar
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr
23
Sat
2022
Cars and Doughnuts – Date Change @ Ridge Donut Cafe
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Saturday’s gathering will be at 7:30 at Ridge Donut Cafe, 1600 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY 14621. Everyone and all cars welcome. There is parking in the Ridge Donut Cafe lot or the adjacent parking lot. We’ll grab a few rows together. Get your car out for a drive, have some coffee and doughnuts, then be home in time for your other plans.  ​

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

This day-long seminar is to welcome the IDP Class of 2022 and lays the foundation for what’s in store for the year-long program.

Vintage Porsche Group Drive – Cancelled
Apr 23 @ 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.

Apr
27
Wed
2022
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Apr 27 @ 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
30
Sat
2022
45th Annual Central PA PCA Porsche-only Swap Meet* @ Carlisle Fairgrounds
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars! Carlisle looks now to be the permanent location for the spring ‘Hershey’ swap meet.

Details here!

Niagara Region Private Sparkling Wine Tour @ B25 Studio
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Niagara Region Private Sparkling Wine Tour and catered lunch at Dr. Franks Winery April 30th
We will meet at B25 Studios in Penn Yan, NY at 10 AM for coffee and donuts, leaving for a scenic drive to the Dr. Frank Winery where we will have a special guided visit of the sparkling wine production and aging cellar at the 1886 Chateau Frank, a beautiful stone building. Next, we will have a private wine tasting followed up with a catered lunch with wine pairings. All this for $35. per person. We need to have your commitment by no later than March 25th and space is limited. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Please register with KenBuschner@gmail.com.

May
10
Tue
2022
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
May 10 @ 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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May
14
Sat
2022
Buffalo Cars & Coffee @ FRESHEEZ
May 14 @ 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.

 

 

May
15
Sun
2022
Breakfast/lunch Run to Ellicottville – Cancelled
May 15 @ 8:15 am – 1:00 pm

Looking for a beautiful spring drive?  Bill has just the ticket; he will show you some of the best Porsche friendly roads on the way to Eville. Take a peek at the venue for our upcoming 60th anniversary.  And as the event title suggests, he will have a restaurant lined up to catch something to eat before you call it a day.

Rochester group meets at Home Depot in Gates (in front of Tinseltown) NO LATER than 8:30 then leave shortly. Folks from Buffalo can meet us at McDonalds in Warsaw @ 9:30 on rt.19. Leave shortly after bathroom break and on to Evil. An RSVP would be very helpful, I need a head count, please. Breakfast on your own.

This is a GOOD WEATHER EVENT, if a No Go, I’ll contact you by Sat. the 14th.

THANKS, Bill

 

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.
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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.

 

 

 

Jun
18
Sat
2022
Vintage Porsche Group Drive @ tba
Jun 18 @ 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.

Jul
9
Sat
2022
Buffalo Cars & Coffee @ FRESHEEZ
Jul 9 @ 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.

 

 

Jul
12
Tue
2022
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Jul 12 @ 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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Jul
25
Mon
2022
Golf Fore Vets @ Midvale Country Club
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Golf Fore Vets tournament is your opportunity to get out of the office, network with business leaders, and support critically needed services for local veterans at Veterans Outreach Center. This year’s event will return to the classic scramble format with a dinner and presentation after you’ve finished crushing it on the course.

This year’s event will feature a virtual silent auction, so you won’t have to linger around our must-have items. You’ll be able to keep track of bids right on your phone from the course because there’s no way Dave from accounting will out-bid you again this year, right?

After you’ve finished golfing, the fun continues with dinner and a presentation from VOC Executive Director and U.S. Army Veteran Laura Stradley. You’ll learn more about why our services are so critically important, and you’ll hear from a local veteran who came to us looking for help and is now thriving.

We can’t wait to see you on the course!

 

Jul
27
Wed
2022
July Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 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.

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

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

Cost:
Event Fee $659
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.

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.

Aug
2
Tue
2022
Members’ Meeting @ Terry Hills Golf Course
Aug 2 @ 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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Aug
3
Wed
2022
Tech Inspection @ Eksten Autoworks
Aug 3 @ 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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Aug
6
Sat
2022
P-Cars and Stars @ Rheinblick German Restaurant
Aug 6 @ 4:15 pm – 11:00 pm

This evening includes Appetizers and Dinner at an authentic German Restaurant in Canandaigua, NY. followed by a short drive to the Mees Observatory to view the Moon and Stars.

We will meet up at the Rheinblick German Restaurant (parking in lot behind restaurant) in Canandaigua, NY at 4:15pm for appetizers in the Beer Garden. Dinner is at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be self-pay.

From an online review of the Rheinblick restaurant…. “The culinary tastes at the restaurant provide a glimpse of northern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Authentic food is provided by the German-born owner and his family who wish to let people experience foods of his homeland.”

At 7:20 pm, leave Reinblick’s and drive 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 tours of the Mees Observatory. 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.

Important Notes:
A) The event is limited to 18 people. Please email John if you are planning to attend this event.
B) Masks must be worn inside all observatory buildings.
C) This observatory tour will be canceled in the event of heavy rain that prevents use of the Telescope. Check the NRPCA Calendar website in the morning on the day of the event for a “go/no go” message. If the observatory tour is cancelled, we may still have dinner at Reinblick’s.
C) The Observatory driveway is steep and covered with gravel. We will be driving slowly, but if you are concerned about the ground clearance of your P-car, you are welcome to bring a different vehicle.
D) It is recommended that we bring binoculars and jackets.  It can get cool at night and the Observatory is not heated.

Some info about the CEK Mees Observatory:
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.

Please contact John to let him know if you are planning on joining him for the event.

Check the website in the morning on the day of the event for a “go/no go” message.

Sky chart

Aug
13
Sat
2022
Buffalo Cars & Coffee @ FRESHEEZ
Aug 13 @ 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.

 

 

Aug
14
Sun
2022
Akron Family Picnic @ Akron Park
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will be in our usual spot, Shelter #1.

Members are asked to bring a dish to pass, your own drinks and flatware, kind of affair. The club provides the hot dogs and hamburgers.

If you are not comfortable with this arrangement, please feel free to bring your own food and join us for the afternoon of 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
24
Wed
2022
MidsummerFest Traditional HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – Aug 25 @ 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 August 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.

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

Sep
9
Fri
2022
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival* @ Watkins Glen
Sep 9 – Sep 10 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
10
Sat
2022
Buffalo Cars & Coffee @ FRESHEEZ
Sep 10 @ 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.

 

 

NRPCA 60th Anniversary @ Holiday Inn
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 8:30 pm

NRPCA will be Celebrating 60 years! We will be hosting a fabulous event on September 10th and 11th at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville NY.

Weekend schedule:

Saturday Sept. 10th (Fall Dinner Format) 6pm -11pm
3-4:30pm – Registration opens
Raffle Table opens
5:30-6:30pm – Cocktail Hour – 2 drink tickets/pp, then cash bar
6:30-8pm – Plated Dinner Service
8-9pm – Photo contest
Degan Award
Charity Donations
First half of Raffle winners to be announced
9:30-11pm – Music/dancing after dinner

Sunday Sept. 11th
Breakfast on own
9-10:30am – Sunday Drive
9:20am – Drivers Meeting
9:30pm-10:30 – Drive
12 noon -2pm – Buffalo Tailgate Buffet Lunch/raffle table reopens
2-4pm – Car Show
3:30pm – Car Show voting ends
4pm- Car Show awards presented

Sunday Evening
5-6pm – Cocktail Hour – 2 drink tickets/pp then cash bar
6-7pm – Buffet Dinner
7-7:45pm – Event Speaker – Lauren Fix
7:45pm – announce second half of raffle winners
8:30pm – Closing Remarks

This is going to be our gala event for 2022, we will be combining our 60th Anniversary event and our Annual Fall Dinner into one extraordinary weekend.

Rooms are now available for reservation.  
1-800-323-0020 
 Holiday Valley Lodging

The Inn at Holiday Valley (2 queen size beds in standard room)

Please use the booking #8013 to get a special NRPCA Rate. 

A Continental breakfast is included

 

 


The Tamarack Club is a condominium-hotel with capacity of 2 to 10 people per unit.

Please use the booking #8210 to get a special NRPCA Rate. 

Breakfast is not included

Sep
17
Sat
2022
Porschetoberfest @ Flying Bison Brewing Company
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s September and that means….. Porschetoberfest!!!   Bring your Porsche, Dirndl or Lederhosen!
We will have Spar’s European Sausages and assorted German food.

Please contact Tom if you plan on attending, so he can plan food accordingly.

Sep
26
Mon
2022
Octoberfast Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Sep 27 @ 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 12:01 am, January 1st, 2022

Cost:
Driver Event Fee $659
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.

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.

Oct
8
Sat
2022
Buffalo Cars & Coffee @ FRESHEEZ
Oct 8 @ 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.

 

 

Oct
15
Sat
2022
Chili Run to Letchworth @ Letchworth State Park -North Highbanks Pavilion 1
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

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Here are the basic details.  We are confirming with Garber that they will be participating again this year.  We will have final details as we get closer to the event.

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

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

8:30am – Meet at  Garber Porsche of Rochester, 3955 W. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. They are very graciously hosting breakfast for us again this year.  We need a headcount for Garber, deadline for responding is October 9th. 

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

The park entry fee is $10. Bring cash.

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

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

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

When visiting a state park, keep the following guidance in mind:

  • Follow guidance to maintain social distance including signage, distance markers, directional arrows, and physical barriers;
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks, however unvaccinated individuals should continue to follow current mask guidelines and signage.
    To be updated at a later date. 

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

Bring your hiking shoes, and camera.

Please RSVP to Renee Sliwinski.  Again, please indicate if you are attending the breakfast and/or Chili Run and how many.  RSVP deadline is October 8th, to allow for final preparations. 

Oct
22
Sat
2022
Grape Harvest Tour @ Eastview Mall
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Folks may want to bring their own snacks, as they won’t be eating until around 2pm.

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.  Rain date: October 29th. 

 

Bill has a full day lined up for everyone.  Please read the additional information and instructions below, if you are planning on joining him on Saturday.

1. We will be following NYS COVID guidelines in effect currently.

2. We will be leaving Eastview MALL (by Macy’s) @ 9:15

3. We are stopping at 2 breweries and 2 wineries (had to make reservations)

4. We will be having lunch at Timber Stone Grill in Hammondsport  around 1pm. If the menu doesn’t appeal to your liking, there are several other places to eat.

5. You might want to bring chairs and snacks

6. Forecast in calling for 75 degrees and sunny. A perfect day for a ride.

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Oct
28
Fri
2022
Niagara on the Road II goes to Virginia International Raceway* @ Virginia International Raceway
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

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

Registration for the On the Road Trip to VIR will open on TBA.

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

Any questions, please contact Rich de Asis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Breakfast Run to Ellicottville has been cancelled