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Lunch with Hurley Haywood! Zone 12 PCA Special Event: January 19, 2019 (St. Augustine, FL)

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Save the date for this very special event! The Patrick Dempsey-produced documentary on Hurley will be showing at the St. Augustine International Film Festival on Saturday, January 19. As a special event planned exclusively for PCA members, there will be a luncheon and conversation with Hurley, followed by the movie screening.

This is not a PCA/Zone 12-sponsored event, but it is being planned just for us. Details are being finalized now, and there will be a limited number of packages available. There will be a plated lunch with cash bar and a PCA Corral parking area close to the luncheon and the movie screening events.
Registration will be opening soon, and you’ll register online. All Proceeds will benefit the United Way of St. Johns County.

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00 am: PCA Parking lot will open (PCA pass holders only. Lot will be attended 10:00-4:30.)
11:30- 1:45 pm: PCA Lunch with Hurley at the Casa Monica Ballroom
1:45 pm: Ticket holders leave for admission to screening (general admission seating)
2:15: Screening of Hurley at Lewis Auditorium
4:00-4:30: Screening and Q & A ends

Must be a PCA member and provide PCA member number during registration:

PCA Couples Corral Pass – $159
• One PCA Corral Parking Spot
• 2 Tickets for Lunch with Hurley
• 2 General Admission Movie Tickets

PCA Singles Corral Pass – $79
• One PCA Corral Parking Spot
• 1 Ticket for Lunch with Hurley
• 1 General Admission Movie Ticket

Limit one package per PCA member.

Additional advance purchase offers will also be available, such as limited edition copies of Hurley’s book, posters, etc. A few select hotels will also be offering special rates for the weekend (details available soon).

If you’d like to attend this special event, please email me so we can gauge interest. As mentioned, there will be a limited number of spots available, and registration will be online in advance via the United Way website. Please stay tuned for final details soon!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep

St Augustine Film Festival


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Porsche Parade Registration is Just Around the Corner!

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In case you haven’t heard (yes, shocking – but some people still are not aware!), our 2019 Porsche Parade will be at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, July 21-27. Registration will open soon after the first of the year, so I’m just giving a heads up and some basic information to get us ready to register!

We just had our fall Parade Planning Meeting in Boca, and the final details for Parade events and Volunteer opportunities will be available shortly after the first of the year. I’ve attached the “Registration Guide” for this year’s (2018) Parade in Lake of the Ozarks, just for reference regarding what to expect when you get ready to register for Parade 2019.

Sample Parade Registration Guide (from 2018 Parade)

I’ll be sending more specific information soon, including exactly when online registration will open for Parade (this includes booking your room at the Boca Resort and Club). We’ll all be receiving information along the way from the Parade Committee as well, so make sure you don’t ignore those “enews” emails!

Here’s some basic Parade info:

For now, please ensure you have an account for the member-only portion of pca.org. YOU WILL NEED TO LOG IN AT WWW.PCA.ORG TO REGISTER FOR PARADE.

There are 2 phases for Parade Registration, and everything is done online (there will be no on-site registration once you get to Parade).

  • The first phase (Parade registration and hotel reservation) will open in early 2019 (probably early February)
    • You’ll register for Parade and pay the fee (one fee, for you and a co-entrant)
    • After that, you’ll be able to book your room at the Boca Resort and Club (very attractive reduced room rates; valet will not be required, and there will be a minimal fee for self-parking)
    • That’s it, for the first phase
  • The second phase (banquets and events) will open in early spring (April timeframe)
    • This part takes a bit of time, so just have a cup of coffee ready when you start to register …
    • Register for the various banquets (there are several to choose from; you’ll need to say Yes or No, all the way down the list!)
    • Register for events (Tours, Rallies, AX, Concours, etc.; same here – you’ll run through the list of all of them)
    • When the time comes, sign up to Volunteer! There are dozens of opportunities to help out, and you’ll get to pick your top choices. Hundreds of Volunteers are needed, and the Volunteer Coordinator will assign helpers where needed and keep you informed of where/when/how.

We know we’ll need dedicated Volunteers to be lead and sweep cars for the various Tours. Due to the number of cars in each Tour, we’ll need several leads and sweeps for each one (possibly 4-5 Tours). If you know the S FL area well and/or have been a lead or sweep car in your Region’s Tours, please consider helping out. When Volunteer Registration opens, you’d select that specific role (Tour Lead/Sweep).

I hope you’re looking forward to Parade and all the festivities, and that you’ll be able to help out if you can. It’ll be a special summer for us in Florida, as we welcome the rest of PCA.

Hope to see you at a holiday party or another Region event soon!

Lisa

Zone 12 Rep


Stay tuned for more information, but check out these sites now:

Boca Raton Resort and Club

2019 Porsche Parade Facebook Page

PCA National Website for Porsche Parade

Zone 12 Website

Still not sure what Parade is?

Porsche Parade is the “big” Porsche Club event of the year: our annual national convention. Parade has a wide variety of activities, and club members from all across North America (and elsewhere!) come together for this once-a-year extravaganza to participate in a week of competitive events, to socialize and enjoy their cars. There are great tours, seminars and several banquets. For many club members, Parade is their big vacation for the year. It provides them with an opportunity to see new parts of the country as well as to visit with PCA friends that they only see once a year – at Parade!

Competitive Events:
5k Run/Walk
Autocross
Concours d’Elegance
RC Cars
Tech Quiz
Gimmick Rally
Time-Speed-Distance Rally

Other Events and Activities:
Driving Tours
Art Show
Ice Cream Social
Seminars
Kids’ Activities
Parade of Porsches


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48 Hours at Sebring Club Race/DE: Jan 31-Feb 3, 2019

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We just had our very successful and fun OktoberFast Club Race/DE at Daytona, and just around the corner is our next great Club Race/DE – the 48 Hours at Sebring! In Zone 12, we’re very lucky to have these two fantastic PCA Club Racing events, book-ending each year’s race calendar. OktoberFast 2019 will be October 25 – 27, so plan to be there as well.

Thanks to Suncoast and Gold Coast Regions for expertly planning another great 48 Hours at Sebring for 2019. This is the first race of the season, with Club Racers from all over North America. Visit the 48 Hours site for complete details.

Advanced Solo DE registration opens next Monday, December 10, at ClubRegistration.net. If you have any driving requirement-type questions, please contact Amy Riches at fastgt3@gmail.com. Any general questions may be directed to Dennis Wojcik, at sebringclubrace@yahoo.com.

Please plan to come out to watch the exciting races and enjoy the festive weekend. And while you’re there, please Volunteer to help us out:

Also during the 48 weekend, there’s an Autocross on Saturday, February 2 (register at ClubRegistration.net).

Another date to add to your February calendar: the next Tire Rack Street Survival will be held at Sebring on Saturday, February 23. The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen driving program, designed to go beyond today’s required driver education and give teens the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers.

Registration is already open, and the class will be limited to 36. Full details about participating, Volunteering or being an Instructor will be available soon.

As we wind down 2018 and start into December, I hope to meet a lot of you at our Regions’ Holiday parties! Sonnenschein Region started it off right with a wonderful event this past Saturday in Alabama, with almost 60 members in attendance (almost half the Region’s primary members!).

Wishing you all a happy start to the holiday season. Please be on the lookout for other fun Zone news before the end of the year.

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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Happenings Around Zone 12: Hurley Haywood Documentary in Fort Lauderdale / Revs Speaker Series in Naples (mid-Nov)

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Before we get into the upcoming events, let’s celebrate a wonderfully successful Zone 12 OktoberFast Club Race weekend at Daytona! Thanks to the OktoberFast Committee, led by Chairman Steve Williamson, and all the Volunteers who made it a thoroughly enjoyable weekend of great racing and DE action.

Speaking of racing, tickets are available for the 2019 12 Hours of Sebring / WEC 1,000 Miles of Sebring (see info below).

There will be two interesting motorsport-related events in south FL in mid-November (they’re not PCA events). One is in the Fort Lauderdale area and the other is in Naples.


Hurley Haywood’s documentary – “Hurley” – will be shown at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival:

·         Thursday, November 15 at 3 pm, at the Cinema Paradiso Hollywood

·         Friday, November 16 at 9 pm, at Savor Cinema Lauderdale

Hurley will be on hand for the showings and will also be selling and signing his book.

For tickets, visit Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and scroll to the bottom, then go to pages 9 and 10 for details.  Or search on ‘Hurley‘.

This is the film that was originally talked about three years ago on Kickstarter and in all the press. It’s produced by Patrick Dempsey and provides an opportunity to learn about Hurley Haywood and his remarkable career on and off the track. It would be great to see the parking areas full of Porsches!


On Friday, November 16, “A Special Evening with David Hobbs and Andrew Marriott” will be held at the Revs Institute in Naples, as part of The Revs Institute Speaker Series.

Revs will host a reception, a conversation and a book signing of “Hobbo: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth” with David Hobbs and co-author Andrew Marriott, who will share anecdotes of “Hobbo’s” fascinating life as a race-car driver, television commentator and reluctant author. Marriott will explain the amusing challenges he faced while attempting to draw out pertinent life and career details from Hobbs in order to complete the book on time.
The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Revs Institute, 2500 S. Horseshoe Dr., Naples.

Tickets are $75 (cost of book purchase not included). Tickets are limited, non-refundable, and must be purchased in advance or by calling (239) 687-7387.


Sebring 2019 Porsche Corral Tickets on Sale Now

One of the greatest weekends of sportscar racing ever in the United States will take place March 13-16, 2019, with the doubleheader of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the FIA WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring. The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race will start at 3:55 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and the 67th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring takes place on Saturday, March 16th.

Buy Porsche Corral tickets (only Porsches are allowed in the Corral!)

Or if you just want a general admission ticket (not Corral parking), 4-day Supertickets are only $100 until November 12. General parking is $50.

Buy general admission “early bird” tickets

Buy general parking tickets


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Zone 12 Happenings Coming Up Soon

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While clean up and recovery are in motion in the Panhandle, North Florida and Sonnenschein members please keep an eye out for your Region’s email blasts about potential event cancelations/rescheduling, as well as updates about your fellow members.

For the rest of our Zone, here are some events that may be of interest, so get out and participate if you can …


Thoroughbred’s Porsche of Ocala Tech Session; Saturday, October 20

Register on ClubRegistration.net.


OktoberFast PCA Club Race, DE and AX at Daytona; October 25-28

OktoberFast is only 2 weeks away! Registration will close soon, but you can still register on ClubRegistration.net for the Club Race, Advanced Solo DE, and Autocross. Come out and have fun!

OktoberFast Club Race, 10/26-28 (search for “Oktoberfast at Daytona 2018“)

Register at ClubRegistration.net.

Advanced Solo DE, 10/26-28/18 (search for “PCA Zone 12 Oktoberfast Advanced Solo DE”)

Register at ClubRegistration.net. The DE will be held in conjunction with the Zone 12 PCA Club Race. Our Driver’s Education Series is open to PCA and non-PCA members and welcomes all makes and models, including convertibles with the proper roll bar protection. There will be only one run group, using the PCA expanded passing rules. There will be no instructed run groups.

AX, Sat 10/28/18 (search for “OKTOBERFAST AX“)

Register at ClubRegistration.net. The AX will be held on the Kart Track inside the speedway, so you’ll get to watch the incredible Porsche race cars competing on the famous 24-hour course, while you’re enjoying the autocross. Please pre-register (only $30 now; $40 if not pre-registered on ClubReg), to allow the time to process the registration data. Course map and confirmations will be sent a few days before the event.

Everyone is welcome – experts, novices, and young drivers (over 16 with a valid license). Instructors and loaner helmets will be available.


Suncoast’s Wine, Wheels & Wishes – Wine Tasting & Dinner Charity Event; Saturday, Nov 3 

The 2018 Wine Tasting and Dinner Charity Event will benefit Ready for Life, a 501(c)(3) organization serving youth and young adults in the Tampa Bay Area (http://www.readyforlifepinellas.org/). The event is Saturday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Register at ClubRegistration.net. The fee is a $30 donation to Ready for Life.


Gold Coast’s Stone Crab Drive & Dine Lunch in Everglades City; Saturday, November 3

Register at ClubRegistration.net and get your lunch order in soon!


Space Coast’s Oktoberfest Concours/BBQ and Swap Meet (Concours/Car Show); Saturday, November 3

Register on ClubRegistration.net for the annual Oktoberfest at F. Burton Smith Park n Cocoa, FL.


Puerto Rico’s Driver’s Ed at Salinas International Speedway; Sunday, November 4

Register on ClubRegistration.net.


American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL; Saturday, November 10

Register today at ClubReg for your chance to visit the private collection at the American Muscle Car Museum (AMCM) in Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon, November 10 (1-4 pm). This is where Space Coast holds their Autocrosses, but you’ll actually get to go inside to see all the amazing cars, displays and classic automobilia. It’s only $40, which includes the museum tour and a light lunch/beverages.

AMCM is not open to the public, but they do open on special occasions to host non-profit fundraisers, car activities, and educational tours for school-age children. It’s a 123,000-square-foot complex that houses the personal collection of Mark Pieloch. Mark has been a car enthusiast for over 40 years and has amassed more than 250 cars, ranging from classic 1950s models to 1970s American muscle cars, to practically every color of Ford GT, to modern “sophisticated” muscle like a 2017 Shelby GT350R, and 14+ of the all-time most collectible Porsches.

Register on ClubRegistration.net. There are hotel options in the area listed in ClubReg. Attendance will be limited, and your charity donation will go toward a great cause. The Wabasso School is a special education center serving students ages 5-22. Students are provided with specialized instruction, so they can not only achieve academic gains but also increase their social, emotional and behavioral skills. They work to develop communication, daily living, and occupational skills to integrate successfully into the real world.
Please plan to take advantage of this great opportunity to visit this wonderful private car museum with some of your PCA friends, while also helping a worthwhile cause.

On Sunday 11/11 there will be a Porsche and Corvette-only car show at Orlando/Melbourne Airport for United Way. The entry is free for PCA members showing their cars.

Visit American Muscle Car Museum for more information.


Citrus’ Veteran’s Day Charity Rally – Heroes, Horses and Horsepower; Sunday, November 11

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Citrus Region is having a Charity Rally to the Al-Marah Arabian horse stables in Lake County for a horse riding demonstration by Horses and Heroes, an organization that assists veterans with PTSD to cope with re-entry into civilian life. Register now on ClubRegistration.net.

Come face to face with the beautiful, friendly and outgoing horses, some who performed for years at Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction in Kissimmee and hear about the history of these beautiful Arabian horses. There is a very interesting correlation of Arabian horses and the Porsche brand that will be revealed at the event as well.

Registration is $75 a car and includes a catered barbecue lunch for two. Additional lunches are $10 per person.


Sonnenschein’s Alabama Area Third Thursday (AATT) at Bluegill Restaurant in Spanish Fort, AL; Thursday, November 15

Register at ClubRegistration.net.


Everglades’ Autocross at Buckingham Field, Fort Myers; Sunday, December 9

Register at ClubRegistration.net.


Hope to see you at a Zone 12 event soon!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


And you’re gonna hear this for the foreseeable future:

Make sure you have Parade 2019 on your calendars (July 21-28, Boca Raton)!

Are you a new PCA member? Well, welcome to the Club!! But you might be asking, “What’s all this about a ‘Parade’?” We’re the host Zone next year, and we’re planning to make it a wonderful time for all. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the pre-work, please email your Region President or me. Here’s a little bit of info about the event … 

Porsche Parade is the “big” Porsche Club event of the year: our annual national convention. Parade has a potpourri of activities, and club members from all across North America (and elsewhere!) come together for this once-a-year extravaganza to participate in a week of competitive events, to socialize and enjoy their cars, with seminars and tours adding to the event’s variety. For many club members, Parade is their big vacation for the year. It provides them with an opportunity to see new parts of the country as well as to visit with PCA friends that they only see once a year, at Parade!


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Zone 12 Fall Instructor Schools/DEs

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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 don’t have as many chances to attend Instructor School. Are you a solo driver, ready and eager to become a DE Instructor? If so, please plan to attend one of our fall Instructor Schools/DEs.


October: Florida Citrus at Roebling

Friday, October 12: Instructor School at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, followed by the weekend DE, October 13-14.

Register now on ClubRegistration.net.

Instructor School: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/9192

DE: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/9193

Florida Citrus Region has a 20-plus-year history of training DE Instructors for PCA and recently received certification from Motorsport Safety Foundation (MSF) to train Level 2 Instructors. As we know, PCA has long been a leader in training DE Instructors. More recently, MSF developed a national program to provide high-quality, standardized, and consistent training to DE Instructors throughout the country. The Citrus Instructor school combines both programs to grant dual credentials to successful candidates.

Need more info? Please contact Bert Del Villano: bertdelvillano997@gmail.com


November: Suncoast at Sebring

Friday and Saturday, November 16-17: Instructor training, and continuing education for advanced drivers. Open to any solo qualified drivers and current PCA Instructors.

Solo Drivers (new solo and advanced): In addition to a lot of track time, this is a great opportunity for you to join the track walk, receive additional advanced instruction, and learn more about Sebring than can be accomplished in a typical DE weekend. If you’ve been thinking about it, maybe you’re ready to become an Instructor?

Sunday, Nov. 18: Regular DE – open to all PCA member drivers, from novice students to Instructors.

Registration opens on ClubReg on 10/5.

Need more info? Please contact Denise Remus: suncoastderegistrar@gmail.com


To register for these events, please visit ClubRegistration.net.

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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Zone 12 Happenings, and … Parade 2019!

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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 year.

Speaking of next year … Even though we just had Parade, let’s get ready to focus on Parade 2019! In case you haven’t heard, we’re lucky enough to be the Host Zone for Parade 2019 – with Parade being held right here in Boca Raton (July 21-28, 2019). It will be at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf-Astoria … and the room rates will be very reasonable for this luxurious resort (well under $200/night). Those of us in the Sunshine State don’t usually get these low rates, even as Florida residents. So, plan your 2019 summer vacation to be at Parade in Boca.

This year at Parade, there were 900 registrants (900 Porsches!) and almost 1,800 attendees. It took 40 year-round Volunteers and more than 700 on-site Volunteers to make it happen. Next year, it’s our time to shine!

For 2019, we’ll need 100s of Volunteers as well, from all over the country. The Parade Committee will start planning Tours, Rallies, and all the other events soon, and they’ll be seeking our local expertise and help. So if you’re interested in helping on the front end, please let your Region Leadership know now.

Parade 2019 – July 21-28.  At the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

Parade is our chance to not only win individual event awards, but also be recognized at the National level. At this year’s Parade at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Zone 12 had several individual event winners. But two of our Regions were honored with very special awards.

North Florida Region won the 2018 Public Service Award. This is a National Award, given in recognition of outstanding service to the Region’s community and charities. It was very well-deserved and an especially heartwarming legacy, since the club lost its beloved leader Bob Wilson earlier this year. Bob was a caring, compassionate person and as President, he and his team lead NFL with heart and soul – doing well by doing good. NFL is still recovering from their loss, but they had an excellent example to follow and are flourishing under their new (and continuing) leadership team, which may no doubt result in another National award someday soon.

Puerto Rico Region won the 2017 National Membership Award for Greatest Factored Growth and Membership Retention. Despite a very challenging year, the Puerto Rico Region, led by Jaime Rullan and team have not only helped maintain their club’s bond through all the hardship, but they’ve grown membership in spite of the difficult times. This recognition is the result of a great team effort of their board members who are enthusiastic and committed to the brand and PCA, making great strides in several key areas:

  1. Created a well-balanced event schedule for the year, including Driving Tours, Drivers Education, Concours D’ Elegance as well as social events (dinners, wine tastings, etc.).
  2. Planned events that included all family members, in particular, significant others. 
  3. Hired a social media consultant to manage their Facebook page, growing from 400 to 6,000 in less than a year, constantly posting events and photos.
  4. Established a solid alliance with their local Porsche dealer, becoming the Porsche experience enhancer as part of their sales process.

Congratulations to North Florida Region and Puerto Rico Region for their impressive awards and to all the Zone 12 winners in the individual categories and events.

Check out all the 2018 Award Winners and National Award Winners


Check Out These Upcoming Big Events Around the Zone

Tire Rack Street Survival School at Sebring; September 15-16 (DE weekend)

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 about LIVING!”

The school is open to fully licensed drivers only, ages 16-21. If you have a teen who is already driving, he or she can benefit from attending this great driving school.

Also, if you’d like to help out and be an instructor, please contact TRSS coordinator John Sabatini (john.a.sabatini@gmail.com).

What: Tire Rack Street Survival® school
When: Saturday, September 15th, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Sebring International Speedway

Cost: $95


OktoberFast PCA Club Race at Daytona; October 25-28

The Zone 12 OktoberFast Club Race will be held the weekend of October 26-28, along with an advanced solo DE and an exciting Autocross. You can register now on ClubRegistration.net for the Advanced Solo DE and Autocross. The Club Race registration opens on Sept 10.

Advanced Solo DE, 10/26-28/18 (search for “PCA Zone 12 Oktoberfast Advanced Solo DE”)

The DE will be held in conjunction with the Zone 12 PCA Club Race. Our Driver’s Education Series is open to PCA and non-PCA members and welcomes all makes and models, including convertibles with the proper roll bar protection. There will be only one run group, using the PCA expanded passing rules. There will be no instructed run groups. See ClubReg for full details.

AX, Sat 10/28/18 (search for “OKTOBERFAST AX“)

The AX will be held on the Kart Track inside the speedway, so you’ll get to watch the incredible Porsche race cars competing on the famous 24-hour course, while you’re enjoying the autocross. Please preregister (only $30 now; $40 if not pre-registered on ClubReg), to allow the time to process the registration data. Course map and confirmations will be sent a few days before the event.

Everyone is welcome – experts, novices, and young drivers (over 16 with a valid license). Instructors and loaner helmets will be available.


Zone 12 Charity Event at American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL; Saturday, November 10

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, displays and classic automobilia. Zone 12 and Space Coast Region will host a charity event at this one-of-a-kind private collection.

AMCM is not open to the public, but they do open on special occasions to host non-profit fundraisers, car activities, and educational tours for school-age children. It’s a 123,000-square-foot complex that houses the personal collection of Mark Pieloch. Mark has been a car enthusiast for over 40 years and has amassed more than 250 cars, ranging from classic 1950s models to 1970s American muscle cars, to practically every color of Ford GT, to modern “sophisticated” muscle like a 2017 Shelby GT350R, and 14+ of the all-time most collectible Porsches. 

Registration will be on ClubRegistration.net, starting in September. Attendance will be limited, and your charity donation will go toward a great cause. The Wabasso School is a special education center serving students ages 5-22. Students are provided specialized instruction, so they can not only achieve academic gains but also increase their social, emotional and behavioral skills. They work to develop communication, daily living, and occupational skills to integrate successfully into the real world. 

Complete event details will be available soon, such as lodging options, caravan plans and best travel routes, dining plans and other info. Please plan to take advantage of this great opportunity to visit this wonderful private car museum with some of your PCA friends, while also helping a worthwhile cause.

Visit American Muscle Car Museum for more information.

Hope to see you at a Zone 12 event soon!

Lisa – Zone 12 Rep


Are you a new PCA member? Well, welcome to the Club!! But you might be asking, “What’s all this about a ‘Parade’?”  Porsche Parade is the “big” Porsche Club event of the year: our annual national convention. Parade has a potpourri of activities, and club members from all across North America (and elsewhere!) come together for this once-a-year extravaganza to participate in a week of competitive events, to socialize and enjoy their cars, with seminars and tours adding to the event’s variety. For many club members, Parade is their big vacation for the year. It provides them with an opportunity to see new parts of the country as well as to visit with PCA friends that they only see once a year, at Parade!


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Tire Rack Street Survival school at Sebring, Sept 15

Category : News

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 about LIVING!”

The school is open to fully licensed drivers only, ages 16-21. If you have a teen who is already driving, he or she can benefit from attending this great driving school.

Also, if you’d like to help out and be an instructor, please contact TRSS coordinator John Sabatini (john.a.sabatini@gmail.com).

What: Tire Rack Street Survival® school
When: Saturday, September 15th, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Sebring International Speedway
Cost: $95

Registration: https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/register.trss/uidEvent/FD1A624D-9953-56C6-0B88EC3D9D49556E

About TRSS:
The Tire Rack Street Survival® school is a safe teen driving program designed to go beyond today’s required driver education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers. The school provides trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as a valuable classroom experience for each student.

This school is open to fully licensed drivers only, ages 16-21. Please note that Porsche Club of America (local host for this school) does not allow anyone under the age of 16 to participate. Drivers 16 years old and older who hold a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license that have no restrictions during the hours the school takes place are eligible to participate (i.e., if the participant is allowed to drive to and from the event without an adult required to be in the car with them).

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

All Schools $95.

See the FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Manager, @ 502-649-4871 (8 am – 8 pm EST)


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

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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. There will be rolling registration dates, starting now. Registration for the Autocross is already open on ClubRegistration.net; the Advanced DE registration will open in mid-July, and the Club Race will open in September.

Autocross Registration is Open
Registration for the OktoberFast Autocross is now open on ClubRegistration.net. It’s your chance to literally be in the middle of all the action of the OktoberFast DE and Club Race as you compete in the AX on the fun and adventurous Kart Track, right at NASCAR Turn 3. After you enjoy each run on the paved kart track, you can just sit back and watch all the cars race by on the Daytona track, while taking it all in with family and friends. Citrus Region will be running the AX, and it will be their 7th AX in the annual series.

It’s open to all makes – so invite your family and friends to come out and compete in this unique autocross. Register now for only $40 (you’ll pay at the event). By pre-registering, you’ll not only get through registration faster at the track, but you’ll also receive a $10 discount.

Driver’s Ed – Opens July 15
Registration for the OktoberFast Advanced Solo DE will open July 15, on ClubRegistration.net. The DE is open to all makes, not just Porsche. We must limit registration to the first 65, so don’t wait to register. Drivers must be qualified as Advanced Solo, which means open passing with a point by, anywhere on the track.

Specifically, drivers must either be a PCA National Instructor, or have achieved Advanced Solo status with their home region and have a minimum of 4 events where PCA Expanded Passing was in use (passing anywhere on the track, including the turns, with a point by). Experience with “expanded passing” with other HPDE organizations (e.g., Chin, Hooked on Driving, etc.) will be acceptable. If you don’t have the requisite experience, please don’t register for this event – and if you’re not sure, please email the Advanced Solo DE Event Chair, Jim Burnett, at 111margaret@att.net, or call him at 904-910-0596.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend the racers’ “chalk talk” given by Cory Friedman of Autometrics on Thursday evening (Oct 25), as an initial exposure to driving Daytona (highly recommended, even if you’ve driven Daytona before).

Please visit ClubRegistration.net to view additional details about the DE, including cost and full requirements, such as safety equipment and minimum tire ratings. Registration will open on July 15th – just search for Zone 12 events.

Club Race – Opens September 10
Registration for the Club Race will open September 10 on ClubRegistration.net. PCA Club Racing is the largest single-marque racing series in the world. OktoberFast will host the Trophy East, Enduro and 944 Cup. To learn more about Club Racing, visit pcaclubracing.org/

Volunteers
It takes a lot of passionate people to run OktoberFast, so if you’d like to help out, have fun and learn all about what it takes to put on an event like this, please Volunteer today. Just email Raylene (Ray) Grynkewich at raygrynk2@outlook.com.

Sponsors
If you’d like to be an OktoberFast sponsor or you’d like to refer someone, please contact OktoberFast Chair Steve Williamson at steve@stevewilliamson.com.

Thanks for participating and helping out – and we look forward to seeing you at Daytona International Speedway in October!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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

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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, displays and classic automobilia. Zone 12 and Space Coast Region will host a charity event at this one-of-a-kind private collection.

AMCM is not open to the public, but they do open on special occasions to host non-profit fundraisers, car activities, and educational tours for school-age children. It’s a 123,000-square-foot complex that houses the personal collection of Mark Pieloch. Mark has been a car enthusiast for over 40 years and has amassed more than 250 cars, ranging from classic 1950s models to 1970s American muscle cars, to practically every color of Ford GT, to modern “sophisticated” muscle like a 2017 Shelby GT350R, and 14+ of the all-time most collectible Porsches.

Registration will be on ClubRegistration.net, starting in September. Attendance will be limited, and your charity donation will go toward a great cause. The Wabasso School is a special education center serving students ages 5-22. Students are provided specialized instruction, so they can not only achieve academic gains but also increase their social, emotional and behavioral skills. They work to develop communication, daily living, and occupational skills to integrate successfully into the real world.

Complete event details will be coming in late summer, such as lodging options, caravan plans and best travel routes, dining plans and other info. Please plan to take advantage of this great opportunity to visit this wonderful private car museum with some of your PCA friends, while also helping a worthwhile cause.

Visit www.americanmusclecarmuseum.com for more information.

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep