Zone 12 News

Zone 12 Fall Instructor Schools/DEs

In Zone 12, we’re very lucky to have several active DE programs at various tracks, all throughout the year. A lot of our DE drivers and Instructors support all the DEs, whether it’s their home Region’s or another Region’s event. But once you’re an advanced solo driver and have a desire to become an Instructor, you

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Zone 12 Happenings, and … Parade 2019!

Hope everyone has enjoyed a fun and eventful summer so far. Of course, our summer will last a bit longer, usually prolonging until the week before Christmas. But “officially” at least, we’ll start moving toward fall soon, and there are many great events to look forward to in Zone 12, all the way into next

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Tire Rack Street Survival school at Sebring, Sept 15

Suncoast Region will be the local host for the national Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) school, during the September Sebring DE weekend (Sept 15-16, 2018). As the official TRSS website says, “The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a ‘hands-on’ driving experience in real-world situations! It’s about more than driving – it’s

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Happy 4th!! … and here’s some OktoberFast fun to look forward to

  Hopefully, you’re celebrating the 4th with family and friends, lots of food and fun. Have a safe and happy Birthday for America! When you’re chillin’ later today, make sure you add some more dates to your fall Zone 12 calendar. OktoberFast Registration Dates Please plan to enjoy OktoberFast at Daytona International Speedway, October 26-28.

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Zone 12 Charity Event at American Muscle Car Museum: Save the Date – Sat, Nov 10, 2018

Zone 12 Charity Event at American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL  Please mark your calendars for the chance to visit the American Muscle Car Museum (AMCM) in Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon, November 10. This is where Space Coast holds their Autocrosses, but you’ll actually get to go inside to see all the amazing cars,

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Zone 12 Events Celebrating Porsche’s 70th Anniversary (6/9/18)

From the Press Room of Porsche, we’re all invited to participate in the truly global celebrations commemorating a very special day! “The first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered on June 8, 1948: It was the 356 “No.1” Roadster. This is the day on which the Porsche brand was born. 70 years ago, Ferry

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The last DE before the summer heat! Sebring, May 12-13 (Instructors Needed, Please!)

Now that our annual 3.5 days of “spring” are over, we’re going to be feeling the heat soon (but yes, that’s what AC is for!). It’s your last chance to enjoy Sebring with your PCA buddies before it gets so hot your tires will melt straight into the track! That is not exactly what is meant

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OktoberFast Update – Registration Dates

Race Registration opens September 10th – Register at http://register.pca.org Advanced Solo DE and Autocross registration opens mid-July – Register at http://clubregistration.net Download the PDF here. For updates check our OktoberFast page as we get closer.

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Enjoy the Golden Gala at Daytona 500 Club – with Vic Elford (June 9)

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

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Welcome to Spring – and Happy Easter!

Hope you’re enjoying our great weather and getting out to as many Region events as time allows! We always have several great events around the Zone, so it’s easy to find something to do near you (or farther away!). This year we made valiant efforts to set up Zone Fest in a couple of Regions,

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Final Sebring Porscheplatz Agenda & Last Chance to Get Tickets!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOLUNTEERED TO HELP AT THE PORSCHEPLATZ! We have a full slate now, and we’re going to have a fun couple of days. We couldn’t do this without you, so thank you all for stepping up and making Zone 12 so great! (If you volunteered, you’ll receive a separate email soon with the

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Volunteers Needed for the Porscheplatz at Sebring

If you’re going to Sebring and can help us out for a few hours, we’d really appreciate it! We have a few spots available on Saturday.  We have a great group of Volunteers ready to welcome you to the 2018 Sebring Porscheplatz (details below), including several key players who will be working multiple shifts. Thanks to

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Bob Wilson Memorial Autocross, Tallahassee – Sat, March 24

If you’ll be in Tallahassee on 3/24, or can make the trip that weekend, please join the North Florida Region (NFL) for the Bob Wilson Memorial Autocross.  As you are probably aware, Bob was the President of the NFL Region, and he died unexpectedly on February 10th.  He and the NFL Region put a lot

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Werks Reunion – March 9, 2018 – Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Join in on the fun at the 2nd annual Werks Reunion Amelia Island on March 9, 2018. Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches, from rare classics to current models. The judged portion of the show is sold out, but the model-specific corrals still have plenty of room. Register by March 1, to park

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Porscheplatz at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Race March 14-17, 2018

Join Porsche Club of America (PCA) and Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) at the Porscheplatz at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Friday and Saturday, March 16-17. At the Porscheplatz you can relax, watch the races on live feed TV and enjoy a cool beverage. There will be presentations by Porsche GT Team drivers,

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In memory of our Zone 12 Secretary and North Florida Region President, Bob Wilson

A few words from the new NFL President, Tim Kerns: It is with profound sadness that I tell you that our very dear friend, and President of North Florida Region PCA, Bob Wilson, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon. We will follow up with further information for Region members as soon as we are made aware. Our

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Feb 24 at Sebring: Instructors Needed for the Street Survival School for Teens

The Tire Rack Street Survival school (TRSS) starts at about 9 a.m. and goes to about 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at Sebring, in conjunction with Suncoast’s February DE. And they still need instructors – especially you ladies! We really need your help for this one – you don’t have to be a PCA

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Rolex 24 – Thank You PCA Corral Volunteers!

Hi, Rolex Volunteers! I just wanted to say thanks again for giving your time and efforts to make this year’s PCA Corral at the Rolex 24 so efficient, welcoming and fun! So many people came up to us and said thanks for our hospitality and that they really had a great time. You all made

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Welcome to 2018 – and to the busiest first quarter in all of PCA!

We’re lucky to have some of the biggest events in the country right in our own backyard. We’ll get to enjoy the routine major events all over Zone 12, as well as some Regional favorites. Here are a few to add to your calendar: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, January 25-28: PCA Car Corral Celebrate

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Zone 12 Milestones Report for 2016 & 2017

As we close out another year in Zone 12 here is a look back at the annual events and initiatives throughout 2016 & 2017.  Check out our annual report here. Steve Kidd Zone 12 Representative

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Happy Holidays & Prepare for an Action Packed 1st Quarter

Happy Holidays to all of Zone 12 Over the next 3 months, Zone 12 will be blessed with not only mild weather but also lots of Regional, Zone, and National events. Check the Zone 12 or your favorite PCA websites and plan on having some fun. Here is a brief listing of some of the

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Proposed Changes to the 2018 PCRs for Review

Please review the Proposed changes to the Parade Competition rules (PCR’s). Lots of new stuff, especially in Auto X.   Download the PDF here. If you have comments or concerns, Please e-mail them ASAP (before 12/27) to Danny Saxton, Parade Competition rules chair at  djsaxton@bellsouth.net. – Steve Kidd,  Zone 12 Rep.

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Zone Challenge AutoX at 48 Hours of Sebring – Registration is Open

Autocross has become a feature part of the 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race, and will again be run as part of the February event at Historic Sebring raceway.  We hope to extend the tradition and see who the top dogs are in each class in this year’s Zone 12 AX challenge.  Classes will be

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Photos – ClubReg Oktoberfast 2017 DE

Hello to all registered Advanced Solo DE Drivers from this year’s Zone 12 Oktoberfast at Daytona! You might have met Joseph Kearsey in October. Joe wasn’t driving, but, was attending as a friend of Gord McNeil, who was. Joe came all the way from Newfoundland, Canada to experience Daytona and Oktoberfast. Joe took a LOT

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2017 Oktoberfast Autocross Results

Zone 12 held it’s 2nd zone challenge autoX event of the year on Saturday 10/28 at Daytona International Speedway. A challenging course was set up on the Kart track by Zone 12 Representative Steve Kidd, who also serves as the Auto X Committee chief for the Oktoberfast club race.   Zone challenge autocross’s are designed to

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Oktoberfast Zone 12 Club race at Daytona…..October 27-29

Oktoberfast is just around the corner!  This is Zone 12’s other Club Race… (the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect …an Autocross, a Driver Education (DE) for experienced advanced

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Suncoast PCA Instructor Weekend & DE: November 17-19

From Denise at Suncoast: Suncoast PCA Instructor Weekend & DE: November 17-19: This is our annual 3 day weekend that consists of Friday and Saturday, November 17-18: Instructor training, and continuing education for advanced drivers. Open to any solo qualified drivers and current PCA Instructors. There is a lot of track time, a track walk,

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Irma update & need for Oktoberfast volunteers

Hurricane Irma caused massive damage to parts of Zone 12, particularly the lowers keys (Goldcoast region), Puerto Rico region, and the Lower SW Florida area (Everglades region).Porsche Club has always been about the people, so those who are able, please offer to help out family, friends and fellow members. Many PCA events were canceled this weekend,

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Oktoberfast News, Instructors Needed at 2 Upcoming DE’s, and Swap Meet

Oktoberfast is coming…. Same great event…Different weekend… This is Zone 12’s other Club Race… (the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect ….. an Autocross, Advanced Solo/Instructors Track sessions, Club Race

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Oktoberfast and other DE Updates

Oktoberfast is coming…. Same great event… Different weekend… This is Zone 12’s other Club Race… (the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect ….. an Autocross, Advanced Solo/Instructors Track sessions, Club

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Larry Wilson Collection – Registration Open

Here is what many of you have been waiting for ….Register now if you want to get one of the 120 Larry Wilson spots Larry Wilson Collection 2017 .…If you missed this event last year, you are in luck because we are doing this again on the same weekend this year…July 29th…The cost is  $35.00

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Photos and Report – Zonefest 2017

Zonefest Report from Steve Kidd – The weekend started on Friday afternoon with registration, socializing, Concours prep and classes for newcomers about the upcoming competitive events. One of the unique qualities of Zonefest is that the host region recruits other regions in Zone 12 to chair the competitive activities. In true form, Saturday morning started off with

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Zonefest Update – Registration closes May 15

ZONEFEST 2017….. Our record shows that some folks booked hotel rooms in the host hotel, but have not yet registered for Zonefest… If you are one of those, please either register for zonefest on club registration (the preferred option) or cancel your hotel room so your credit card does not get charged. Zonefest registration closes

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Sunrise-Sunset Rally and Zonefest reminder

Sunrise to Sunset Rally – April 21 & 22nd 2017 It’s time for the Sunrise to Sunset Rally!  The SUNCHASER TROPHY is once again up for grabs between the Space Coast, Sun Coast and Citrus Regions on April 21 and 22nd.  Plan to attend the Friday evening reception at 7:00 PM hosted by Shay Rowe and Porsche of

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Zonefest and other updates

ZONEFEST 2017…..Looking for a Parade style event without the trip to Spokane Washington? Zonefest 2017 is Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, in beautiful, hilly Tallahassee! It’ll be a 3-day, multi-event weekend including an Autocross, Concours, Gimmick Rally, Driving or Walking Tour of the local area, Tech Quiz and lots of time for socializing, dining, awards,

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Upcoming – Zonefest and DE’s

Thanks to our Volunteers…..Zonefest….Upcoming DE’s…..More First of all big thanks to those members that volunteered to work the Sebring PorschePlatz over the March 17-18 weekend. Your efforts are truly appreciated and big events like these rely on dedicated volunteers to get things done. While the final numbers are not in yet, my gut suggests Zone

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Photos – 12 Hours of Sebring and Porscheplatz

Here are a bunch of random photos of the scene at the 12 Hours of Sebring weekend.  From Friday’s Mazda Prototype and Continental Challenge races, to Porscheplatz visits from the Continental and Weathertech series Porsche GT4 and 911 teams.  Raceday, Saturday morning saw 100 Porsche’s lineup for the early on track Parade laps.  And saw

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Photos – Amelia Island Werks Reunion 2017

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

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Major Upcoming Zone 12 Events

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

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Call for Zonefest Volunteers

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

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Treffen Hill Country March 29 – April 2, 2017

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

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Zonefest 2017 – May 26-28

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

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OktoberFAST is Oct 21-23 at Daytona!

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

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1st Quarter 2016 Events

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

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Zonefest in Sebring – May 27-30, 2016

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

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Hello from Zone 12!

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

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