This year, Zone 12 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Sonnenschein Region, which has several drives planned in the summer and through the fall, on the beautiful backroads of the FL Panhandle, southern AL and MS (just search “Sonnenschein” on https://clubregistration.net). And it’s the 55th Anniversary of Gold Coast, which always has something fun going on (http://www.goldcoastregion.org/calendar/).
In the middle, Space Coast is celebrating the big 5-0 all through the summer – and they’d like us all to help them celebrate in a big way on Saturday, June 9, as they mark their Golden Anniversary at a very special place.
Come Celebrate at the Daytona 500 Club
They’re having their Anniversary Banquet at the incredible Daytona 500 Club at the Daytona International Speedway, site of historic events for longer than most of us have been alive (“most” of us!). Celebrated sportscar, rallying and Formula One racer Vic Elford, who won the Daytona 24-Hour race in the famous 1968 Porsche 1-2-3 win, will be the guest of honor.
The 500 Club lounge will open at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and some passed appetizers including: Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Beef Wellington, Vegetable Spring Rolls and Jumbo Shrimp.
Dinner starts at 6:30, and you’ll have your choice of plated dinner:
- Grilled Chicken Breast in Herb Au Jus, with garlic & rosemary, roasted red potatoes, and vegetables
- Braised Short Ribs in Natural Au Jus, with buttermilk mashed potatoes and braised vegetables
- Seared Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce, with pecan basmati rice and chef’s selection of vegetables
Dinner includes salad, rolls, sides, water, iced tea, coffee, and dessert.
Register now on https://clubregistration.net – only $75 per person. There will also be a cash bar, and you can buy drink tickets in advance for $6/ticket (good for 1 beer, house wine or cocktail of your choice).
If you’ve ever been to the 500 Club, you know it’s in the infield directly at the Start/Finish line – and as a bonus, you’ll get to enjoy watching a Tracks Unlimited 14-hour race while you’re enjoying the party. Plus – Shelby Goode’s original painting honoring Space Coast’s 50 years will be auctioned for charity. And a poster signed by Vic Elford will be one of the many door prizes you could win.
And if you’d like to make a weekend out of it and enjoy festivities on Sunday morning as well, there’s a block of rooms at a discount rate at this brand new Marriott hotel:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
1820 Checkered Flag Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 254-4700
PCA Members can reserve a room on Saturday night at the discounted group rate of $109 for a room or $129 for a suite by stating they are with the Space Coast Porsche Club 50th Anniversary Celebration. Reservations include breakfast and parking on the first floor of the covered parking garage. There will be reserved spaces on the first floor for parking adjacent to the reserved conference room and bar area. The conference room will be set up Saturday night for drinks after the banquet and Sunday morning for breakfast. The hotel has a free shuttle to the speedway and the airport.
On Sunday morning, there will be yet another bonus: the Daytona Kaffeeklatsch at the Fairfield Inn. Breakfast for those not staying at the hotel will be a nominal charge. And Vic Elford will be joining us, so you’ll have yet another opportunity to visit with him!
Register and pay today to confirm your place at this very special event!