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Photos – Amelia Island Werks Reunion 2017

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From Carmen DeVito – These pictures are of the judges who volunteered to spend their time at the show working, focusing on a specific a car class. The remaining pictures show states from which many cars heralded. They certainly came from the southeast but the west coast was also represented.  It was an outstanding first year.

Photos – Amelia Island Werks Reunion 2017


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Major Upcoming Zone 12 Events

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THANK-YOU VOLUNTEERS – we have enough volunteers lined up for the Porsche Platz at Sebring March 17-18.

March is another very busy month for Zone 12…Listed below are some of the major events coming up soon.

March 10 (Friday) Werks Renunion @ Amelia Island. This is shaping up to be a spectacular event with over 600 Porsches on display at the Omni Resort Golf course on Amelia Island. Check the PCA or Werks websites for details.

March 12 (Sunday) Live Oak Invitational car corral hosted by Florida Thoroughbred Region. Attached is the flyer inviting all Zone 12 members to visit our newest region and enjoy the event and car corral at the Live Oak International in Ocala this year. Drive your Porsche…. cost at the entrance is $10.00 and staff  will  direct you to the Florida Thoroughbred Region corral. For more information and the schedule you can go to https://liveoakinternational.com/ for the schedule, address, etc.

This is an amazing show of the world’s best Riders and Drivers. For more information contact John Green at 352-857-7393.  http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/LiveOakFlyer11.pdf

March 17-18 Come visit the Porsche Platz at the 12 hours of Sebring race. This year several changes were made to the schedule including, but not limited to, the Porsche-only Parade laps for members that purchased a Platz Corral pass. Cars will start to line up for the Parade laps when the corral opens @ 7:00 am. Please read carefully the attached information on Porsche only Parade laps which start promptly at 8:20, after waiver signing and mandatory safety briefing .Also attached is the most recent draft of the Platz schedule….Please note that events that  take place in the tent are in red. Race tickets and possibly corral passes are still available for purchase at the Sebring International Racetrack website. Thanks again to the 40+ volunteers that will be assisting this year. http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017SebringParadeLapinformationV2201702221.pdf
http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017SebringPorscheplatzAgendaV9201703011.pdf

March 25 Suncoast Region invites PCA members to their swap meet and Alegra Motorsport tour @ the Alegra facility in Tampa. Come see the 2017 Rolex 24 hours of Daytona champs, sell some of those used/unused Porsche parts (vendors must pay a $100.00 fully refundable deposit), and socialize with your PCA friends….For more info visit the Suncoast Region website or call Eric Rahenkamp at (813) 294-3098 or eric@rdgroup.org.

May 26-28 ZONEFEST the crown jewel of Zone 12 events. Here is  a reminder from the North Florida Region team, who are hosting Zonefest this year over Memorial Day weekend in Tallahassee. Can you believe that it is already March 2nd  ?!?  That means there are less than 60 days until the cut-off date for the DoubleTree Hotel block of rooms being held for Zonefest 2017 in Tallahassee, FL over Memorial Day weekend this year.  So please don’t delay.  Make your Hotel reservations now!

And, if you still need to register for Zonefest, please do that now also.   The weekend’s program is engineered to provide a fun and exciting experience and its activities reflect the varied interests of PCA members themselves: competition driving, concours showing & judging, automotive mechanical and technical subjects, driving tours, fine dining and, most importantly, sharing the great camaraderie that PCA membership provides!
What more can we say, other than Register Today !

Visit the Zonefest 2017 website for links to both the Zonefest Event Club Registration and the DoubleTree Hotel Group Registration sites at http://nfl.pca.org/zonefest_2017.htm

And remember, PCA is “Fueled by Volunteers” and we’re still looking for some bodies to fill  open volunteer slots in various areas for Zonefest 2017. If you are interested, please check out the “Fueled by Volunteers” survey link, also on the Zonefest 2017 website.   We are assembling teams now!  ….Also visit the pca zone 12 website for more information about each activity and links to club registration and the host hotel.  http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/1Zonefest2017ScheduleofEventsrev123171.pdf

See you at these events…. and thanks to the volunteers that make these events possible!

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 representative


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Call for Zonefest Volunteers

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Hello PCA Zone 12 Member ! 

As you know Zonefest 2017 is being held in Tallahassee this year – over Memorial Day Weekend.   There are lots of great events and fun activities planned – and to make all that happen, we are soliciting volunteers to help in a variety of categories.  What a great way to get to know your fellow members  better!

Please click on the survey at the link below and “check the box!” for ANY and ALL the categories where you might have an interest in helping out.

PCA Zonefest 2017 VOLUNTEERS

Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you in Tallahassee in May !


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Treffen Hill Country March 29 – April 2, 2017

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PCA’s Treffen North America continues with Treffen Hill Country at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort located outside of Austin, Texas. The event will feature luxurious accommodations and exotic “foodie” delicacies from March 29 through April 2, 2017 — and now, on the night of March 30, a welcome reception presented by Pirelli at Circuit of the Americas with delicious food and two hours of parade laps.

Get more information at PCA.ORG.  And you can register here: http://treffen.pca.org/


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Zonefest 2017 – May 26-28

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Check out North Florida Regions Zonefest page for all the details on Zonefest 2017.  This year it will be held in the Florida capital city of Tallahassee on May 26 through 28.  The host hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton and there are plenty of activities planned for everyone.  Registration is now open at https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/7788.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends from across the Zone 12 Regions.  We hope to see you there!


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OktoberFAST is Oct 21-23 at Daytona!

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Registration is open for the Oktoberfast DE and Autocross

Driver Education

Is it true I have to look out the driver’s side window to see where I’m going while driving the banking at Daytona International Speedway? Is it true my car will slide off the banking if I’m going less than 40 mph? Will my modern Porsche’s systems go hay-wire while on the banking and put my car into limp mode? Is it true my car will see a higher top speed than at any other track I’ve driven?

You can find out the answers to these and other Daytona legends you’ve heard over the years by attending the Advanced Solo DE at Daytona International Speedway, held in conjunction with the Zone 12 PCA Club Races on October 21st – 23rd, 2016. The event is not limited to Porsches. Drivers must either be a PCA National Instructor, or, have achieved Advanced Solo status with their home region and have experience with PCA Expanded Passing (with a point by).

There are two registration options. The 2 day registration option is $450.00 and the 3 day option is $500.00. A check of Daytona events, sponsored by other HPDE organizations and clubs makes this is a real bargain. Zone 12’s event is anywhere from $100.00 to several hundred dollars lower than those organizations’ events and theirs are 2 day events!

Oktoberfast 2 day AutoX at Daytona International Speedway (Kart track) October 22-23

Come Autocross at the Kart track (orange campground area) inside Daytona International Speedway. This 2 day AutoX is run as part of the Oktoberfast Club Race activities and is considered a Zone Challenge event. We plan to have awards for class winners that participate both days. There will be a cap of 75 autocrossers per day. Classes for Porsche’s based on PCR’s for midsize regions. Non Porsche members welcome, and must use X class (Generic non Porsche class).

More info can be found at http://zone12.pca.org/octoberfest/

Register now on ClubRegistration.net.  

Questions? Please contact Event Chair, Jim Burnett at 575-336-1198 during July, August or September and at 904-247-9204 during October. You can also reach Jim at 111margaret@att.net.  Or Steve or Dottie Kidd at 954 946-3196.


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1st Quarter 2016 Events

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Zone 12 has many top level events in the 1st quarter of every year. 2016 started out with the Porsche Corral at the Daytona/Rolex race over January 28-31. The Corral has been a tradition for many years and provides a safe place to park your Porsche and enjoy the camaraderie of other PCA members or Porsche owners. This event offers a hospitality tent, with refreshments, a large screen TV, presentations and drawings for goodies. The land lease, tent, security and hospitality are funded entirely by PCA & Zone 12 regions & Peachstate region. What makes this event particularly special is the volunteers from participating regions that do everything from assistance with corral entrance & parking Porsches in neat rows, to registering tent entrants, to providing snacks and beverages, and set-up and tear down of all signs, banners,tables chairs ect. My thanks again to that fabulous group of volunteers that made the 2016 corral one of the best attended corrals in PCA history!

If that wasn’t enough, the following weekend, Gold Coast and Suncoast Regions put on the 1st and largest Club Race in the PCA schedule for 2016. This is four days of top level Porsche racing. In addition to the race group, the 48 hours at Sebring also offers Solo /DE sessions every day and a Zone Challenge Autocross on Saturday. Unlike the IMSA races ( 24 hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring) there is no charge to park or watch the races. However the best deal is to volunteer and see the action up close at a station or on grid. Volunteers who serve at least 1 shift get a cool t-shirt, lunch and can attend the Friday night Hospitality party at no charge. Additionally, this event is a great way to mingle with fellow PCA members from all over the country and enjoy an event that is pure Porsche. Again, a dedicated group of volunteers plan and execute this race and its subsets thru many months of hard work and organization. This event is one of my personal favorites and hope some of you that are new members visit the 48hours at Sebring website,see the photos, videos and results for 2016 and past years and consider volunteering in 2017.

Coming up in mid March is the Porsche platz at the 12 hours of Sebring. So what’s the difference between the Platz in March and the Corral at the Daytona/Rolex you may ask??? While to the member these events may look very similar….a specific parking area for pass holders and hospitality tent, the funding for the Platz is provided by PCNA, while the Corral is funded by Zone 12 regions, PCA and Peachstate Region. . The 12 Hours of Sebring is another historic race that draws top teams from all over the world to compete in one of the most exciting races of the year. Attending the 12 hours at Sebring and visiting the hospitality tent gives you an opportunity to cheer on our Porsche teams with other Porsche fans and be there at ground zero. Volunteering can enhance that experience and provide greater opportunity to meet Porsche owners from across the country. We are seeking to fill 6 work shifts at this year’s PorschePlatz. If you have staffed the Platz in prior years, and want to help out again, please give us a call and join team Platz 2016. Newcomers are also welcome so please call for details and shift availability. A schedule is soon to come.

Friday (March 18th) 3 shifts and Saturday (March 18th) 3 shifts call Steve/Dottie 954 946-3196 to volunteer.

Remember PCA is fueled by volunteers….get involved , help out and enjoy your club

Our newest region in Zone 12, the Florida Thoroughbred region asked I spread the word about the following event…Porsche of Ocala is sponsoring the Live Oak International 2016 combined driving, dressage and jumping equine event this year. the URL is https://liveoakinternational.com/ Thoroughbred region would like to invite the entire zone 12 membership to come and join them on Sunday,February 28th for a Porsche only car corral for the event. They will have some raffle prizes and members will enjoy a great Sunday of fun, watching the horses perform and driving their Porsche’s into the Ocala horse country area and back. If you need further details, call John Green 352 414-8236….BTW…Thoroughbred will be hosting Zonefest 2017 so this will give you an opportunity to preview this part of Florida.

 


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Zonefest in Sebring – May 27-30, 2016

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Zonefest 2016, held over Memorial day weekend May 27-30 in Sebring, with the Chateau Elan as our host hotel. You can make reservations now using Promo code ZONEFEST. Additionally, registration will open on line in March on clubregistration.net. Never heard of Zonefest…..It’s like a mini parade packed into a long weekend. Zonefest question??? call Dottie 954 946-3196

And yes…we still need a few more sponsors and door prize contributors…This is a great way to help support your club and have fun doing it…Call Steve/Dottie for sponsor package information 954 946-3196


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Hello from Zone 12!

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Welcome to Zone 12

First of all let me introduce myself as the new Zone 12 Representative. I have met many of you over the past 44 years that I have been a member of PCA and hope to meet many more over the coming years. As your Zone Representative, I will be assisting the 10 Regions in Zone 12 in any way I can. Zone 12 encompasses all of Florida, bits of Mississippi and Alabama, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. While I live in the Ft. Lauderdale area and am a member of Gold Coast Region, my duties as Zone Rep will keep me traveling throughout the zone, visiting all regions at least once a year and some multiple times. I hope to be as accessible as possible to all Region Presidents and their boards, working to make Zone 12 the top Zone in PCA!

And welcome to the Zone 12 website

– Steve Kidd, Zone 12 Representative