It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through August, but this year has flown by even faster than last year. I hope you’ve all had opportunities to enjoy the summer, have fun with your friends and family, and that you and your families are healthy and happy.
We have a lot of great events in late summer, into early fall – including Zonefest, hosted by Space Coast, coming up in just a few weeks. And our Zone 12 Club Race and Solo DE at Daytona in October, including nighttime DE sessions this year (see additional details below)!
As with all of our events, the health and safety of our participants is our top priority. We’re constantly monitoring the situation in each area of our Zone. So, if things change, we’ll adjust and adapt accordingly. Perhaps some events will need to be held outside or possibly canceled entirely if the situation calls for that. But hopefully, things will get better, not worse.
With that in mind, here are some great events currently scheduled, all around the Zone.
Everglades’ Trip Across the Alley to Super Car Saturday
This Saturday, August 14
Everglades Region worked with the Super Car Saturday founders to organize a group drive over from Naples to Pembroke Pines.
Time: 7:00 am-noon
Starting Location: Porsche Naples, 3147 Davis Blvd; caravan over Alligator Alley directly to the event. Drive time 90 minutes.
Event Location: 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines
And Taycan Drivers will be covered! Super chargers will be along the drive.
For complete details and to register to attend, please contact David at email@example.com.
If you can’t make it to Supercar Saturday, plan to attend Everglades’ regular Cars & Coffee at Ultimate Garages in Naples, 3101 Terrace Ave Naples FL 3410 (August 14th, from 9-11 am).
Crown’s Annual Hot August Nights Cruise-in
This Saturday, August 14
Florida Crown Region invites you to their annual Hot August Nights cruise-in on Saturday evening, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at SONIC in Northwest Saint Johns County: 1500 Fruit Cove Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32259. No registration, just show up and have fun with them!
Full details: https://www.pcafcr.org/event/hot-august-nights-drive-and-dine/
Gulfstream’s Lighthouse Photo Scavenger Hunt/Rally
Sunday, August 22
The scavenger hunt will start at 2:30 pm in Palm Beach Gardens and will end with dinner at the Jetty Restaurant in Jupiter. The person with the most confirmed photos of “lighthouses” will be the winner: The Lighthouse may be a “real” lighthouse or just a building, store, or business that has the word Lighthouse in it. A judge will review all photos, and trophies will be awarded for the highest scores!
Register here: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=11674
Thoroughbred’s Charity Event to Benefit the Heart Association of Marion County
Friday, August 27
Please plan to attend the inaugural “A Heart for Giving” Charity Event at Porsche of Ocala, on August 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (5155 SW College Road Ocala Florida). This exciting event will include a charity auction, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, food, drinks, music, and more! It’s going to be quite a party, but most importantly this event will support a great charity. Attendees are encouraged to wear anything red to show their enthusiastic support.
This will be open to all Porsche owners and enthusiasts, and all wonderful people who have a “Heart for Giving.” The event will be presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Region, with proceeds supporting The American Heart Association Marion County Heart Walk. Registration will be $25 per person, with limited attendance.
Register today: https://allevents.in/ocala/a-heart-for-giving/80009616591485
Thoroughbred is planning to have caravans from Gainesville and The Villages on the night of the event. For complete details about the event and caravanning, please contact Scott at Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonnenschein’s Mississippi Back Road Drive
Final plans are being made now – so if you’re in Sonnenschein, look for an email soon from the leadership team, with details for the annual Mississippi Back Roads Tour.
North Florida’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
This event is open to North Florida Region members only – but if you’re already registered, there’s still a little bit of room if you’d like to bring a guest. Just contact Shirley at email@example.com to add the guest’s name and pay the registration fee.
Gold Coast’s Driver’s Ed at Palm Beach International Raceway
Come up, down or over to Palm Beach and enjoy this Drivers Education for all marques, not just Porsche – and all skill levels, from novice to advanced. If you’re an instructor, they could use a few more – please contact Mike Roblin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register here: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=11619
Citrus’ Drive and Dine for Charity
Final details and registration are being finished now, but save the date and plan to join Citrus on this fun drive. It’s going to start in Apopka, at Magnolia Park, and end at the Lake Beresford Yacht club in Deland. Registration fee will be $25 per participant, to benefit the New Hope Animal Shelter. Look for registration to open soon on ClubRegistration.net.
Puerto Rico’s Overnight, Weekend Event in the Town of Guánica
Plan to enjoy the weekend with your PCA friends at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa.
Register here: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=11611
Suncoast’s 60th Anniversary
The celebration will be held at Saddlebrook Resort & Spa, north of Tampa. Keep up to date about all the plans: https://suncoastpca.org/event/60th-anniversary-celebration/
Learn about the beautiful venue: https://www.saddlebrook.com/
Registration will be opening soon and priority will be given to Suncoast members, but it’s anticipated that there will be availability for other Regions’ members as well. Stay tuned for full details!
And of course, don’t forget …
Zone 12’s OktoberFast Club Race, DE and Autocross at Daytona
OktoberFast is our Zone 12 Club Race at Daytona International Speedway – and it’s a lot of fun! As always, we’ll have an Advanced Solo DE and a super-fun Autocross on the infield Kart track. But this year, we’ll also offer a nighttime Solo DE for advanced drivers! Yes, you can feel like you’re driving Rolex, just like the big boys!
All registration will open soon, on ClubRegistration.net: Club Race, Solo DE, Nighttime Solo DE, Autocross, and Volunteers. The DE Team is currently finalizing all the details, but the nighttime DE will be open to all solo DE drivers and Club Racers who are registered for OktoberFast. There will be a separate entry fee for the nighttime events, and cars must have headlights. If you’re a solo DE driver or a racer, please plan to join us and experience the Daytona excitement under the lights!
This year’s OktoberFast will be bigger and better than ever, with the Club Race, Advanced Solo DE, Nighttime Solo DE, Autocross, Charity Track Touring, and a People’s Choice Car Show.
We’ll need more Volunteers than ever, so if you’d like to help out and learn what it’s like to be behind the scenes at Daytona, please plan to be a Volunteer (cool T-shirt included!). We’ll open registration soon, but if you’re interested, please email Ray with any questions: email@example.com.
This year we’ll offer track touring opportunities on Saturday and Sunday, providing donations to a worthy new charity, Cure SMA, which is dedicated to the treatment and care of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). SMA is the number one genetic cause of death for infants, and it takes away a person’s ability to walk, eat, or breathe.
Several of our Regions will be planning a drive over to Daytona for the car show, autocross or just to watch the races – check with your leadership team to find out if your Region will be having a group event. Plan to come to Daytona and enjoy all that the weekend has to offer!
With such a variety of events coming up, I hope you can find something of interest to you and your family.
Hope to see you at one of the events this summer or fall!
Lisa Lewis Koller
Zone 12 Rep