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Zone 12: Events coming up soon!

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Zonefest Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Zonefest is May 24-26, in central Florida’s beautiful Mount Dora area. Join PCA members from all over Zone 12 and the southeast for this multi-event weekend blast. Early bird registration is only $135, but it ends tomorrow! There are still spots available, so register today and save a bit. After tomorrow, the registration fee is $155. Everything is included in the fee: Friday Reception, Concours, Saturday lunch, Howie Mansion tour, Drive Tour, AX and Sunday Banquet.

Register at ClubRegistration.net today.

Werks Reunion at Amelia Island, March 8

Next week is Werks Reunion at Amelia Island! There will be almost 500 beautiful Porches displayed in the Corral and Concours. It’s free to attend (except a parking fee), so try to be there if you can.

Schedule and details: http://werksreunion.com/amelia.cfm

Sebring, March 14-16

The following week is the SuperSebring Double Header WEC and IMSA races! As of today, there are still a few Porscheplatz tickets available. In addition to all the great speakers, presentations and raffles, there will be a special BBQ Friday night at the corral, exclusively for Porscheplatz ticket holders.

And of course, Porscheplatz ticket holders are also eligible to take parade laps on Saturday morning. Thanks again to all of you who have volunteered to help us! It’s going to be another great event!

Porscheplatz details: https://www.pca.org/event/2018-10-31/porscheplatz-mobil-1-twelve-hours-sebring

The 2nd Annual Robert C. Wilson Memorial Autocross, March 23

North Florida Region will again host the AX in Tallahassee, to honor their beloved former President Bob Wilson. The AX is at a great location, right in the heart of Tallahassee, so drive on over and enjoy a great event with NFL.

Read all about it here. There are a few spots left: Register on ClubRegistration.net.

And don’t forget to register for Parade! There are currently more than 700 primary registrants, with Phase 2 registration to select the events and banquets coming up soon, on Monday April 15. There are still some rooms available at the Boca Raton Resort, so book yours today after you register.

Learn all about Parade and register here.

You can always check out almost all of the Zone 12 events: https://zone12.pca.org/calendar/

Remember, it’s not just the cars, it’s the people … and all the friends you can make and the fun things that we get to do!

Hope to see you around soon!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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Zone 12 Zonefest 2019 (May 24-26) – Register Now on ClubReg

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Zone 12 Zonefest 2019
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Florida Citrus Region
Memorial Day weekend — May 24-26, 2019, at the historic Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora, FL

Register for Zonefest: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/9648

Cost: $135 per person until Feb 28; $155 after March 1

Host hotel: lakeside-inn.com ($149/room, until April 4)

Please join us as at Zone 12’s Zonefest 2019, marking the 45th Anniversary of Florida Citrus Region. This event has a long history, and will be held Memorial Day weekend — May 24-26, 2019, at the historic Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora.

Plan to arrive on Friday, and enjoy the whole weekend of fun and friendship!

Schedule of events:

  • Friday night will feature a reception at the Lakeside Inn with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar
  • Saturday morning we’ll move to the Howie Mansion in Howey-in-the-Hills for a Concours Car Competition. A tour of the mansion and lunch are included in your registration fee.
    http://www.thehoweymansion.com/
  • Saturday afternoon we’ll tour through the hilly back roads of Central Florida ending on the porch of the Lakeside Inn for a free Keg Party
  • Saturday evening will be open, so you and your friends can enjoy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in downtown Mt. Dora
  • Sunday morning we’ll have an autocross at the Lake Country Sheriff’s facilities, a few miles from the Inn
  • To wrap up this exciting weekend, we’ll have a celebration banquet Sunday evening at the Lakeside Inn
    • Awards will be given for the concours and AX
    • There will be a raffle for lots of great items and services
    • Attendees are encouraged to wear “Porsche Bling” and compete for People’s Choice of the most creative Porsche-wear outfit

The Lakeside Inn has recently been updated, and the rate for most rooms is $149, with a limited number of deluxe rooms at a slightly higher rate. A block of rooms has been reserved until April 4, so reserve your room now!

Contact the Lakeside Inn directly (352-383-4101) and mention Florida Zonefest or book your room online at lakeside-inn.com using the code “zone” to receive the $149 rate.

Attendance is limited, so please register early:  https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/9648

Early bird registration is $135 per person (must pay at time of registration to get the early bird rate), and includes the cost of the Reception, Concours, Saturday lunch, Howie Mansion tour, Drive Tour, souvenir shirt, AX and Banquet. After March 1st, the cost is $155 per person.

Thanks to Porsche Orlando for being our title sponsor!

Questions? Please contact Anne Del Villano, Zonefest Registrar, at annedelvillano@comcast.net or 970-406-2090.

Hope to see you at Zonefest!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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Zone 12 Volunteers Rock! … and Other News Around the Zone

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THANKS TO ALL OUR ROLEX 24 AND SEBRING 48 VOLUNTEERS! In Zone 12, we had another great start to our year when we welcomed Porsche owners and PCA members from all over, to the country’s premier IMSA race (at Daytona) and the best PCA Club Race (at Sebring). As with all our events, we couldn’t do it without our wonderful Volunteers – but these are two of the biggest and best events in the country. Again – thank you so much for all your helpfulness, enthusiasm and friendliness, which ensured a fun time was had by all!


And now, for something completely different … Here are some of our other upcoming events:

Saturday, February 23: Street Survival School @ Sebring

The school is open to fully licensed drivers only, ages 16-21. If you have a teen/young adult who is already driving, he or she can benefit from attending this great driving school – the only one to be held in Florida this year.

Suncoast Region will be the local host for the national Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) school, during the February Sebring DE weekend (Feb 23-24, 2019). 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!”

Questions? Please contact TRSS coordinator John Sabatini (john.a.sabatini@gmail.com).

Learn more about the event: http://streetsurvival.org/

Register: https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/register.trss/uidEvent/C69BCE98-BA3B-A4F3-4ABBF234349BA9A1


Friday, March 8: Werks Reunion Amelia Island

PCA welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to the third annual Werks Reunion Amelia Island, on the Friday preceding the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. At Werks, a free-to-spectators event, expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches – from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.

If you’d like to be a Volunteer at Werks, please email Dora Barren (dorabob@comcast.net). If you’ll already be up there by Thursday, we’ll need help on Thursday morning (March 7th) to stuff goodie bags, or Thursday late morning to afternoon to set up the field. And for the day of Werks, we need people for the Friday morning and afternoon shifts. Please email Dora if you can help!

Learn all about Werks here, including how to register for the Corral or for judging: http://werksreunion.com/amelia.cfm

Register for Werks today! It closes Feb 22.


Friday/Saturday, March 15-16: Super Sebring – 1,000 Miles of Sebring on Friday / 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday

Please email me if you know you’ll be at Sebring and can help! I’ll be finalizing the schedule soon for long days on Friday and Saturday. This year, there will be two major races – on Friday AND Saturday. Lots more fun … but that also means we’ll need extra help on Friday!

Porsche Corral passes are still available but will probably be sold out soon:

https://tickets.sebringraceway.com/online/index.php?wes=empty_session_103&language=9&query_pos=0&query_rows=1000&set_query_pos=0&houseid=442&performanceid=1801&state=3&nextstate=4

Info about the Sebring races:  https://www.sebringraceway.com/sebring-events/12-hour-race/2019-12-hour-race-information


May 24-26 (Memorial Day weekend): Zonefest in Beautiful Mt Dora!

Register for Zonefest: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/9648

Cost: $135 per person until Feb 28; $155 after March 1

Host hotel: lakeside-inn.com ($149/room, until April 4)

Please join us at Zonefest 2019, marking the 45th Anniversary of Florida Citrus Region. This event has a long history, and will be held Memorial Day weekend — May 24-26, 2019, at the historic Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora.


Porsche Parade Registration is Open

In the first week, more than 700 people registered!

Register here: http://porscheparade.org/registration.html

Learn all about Parade here: http://porscheparade.org/

After you register, you’ll be able to book your room at the Boca Raton Resort. You can view the room options here: http://porscheparade.org/hotels.html

The other big Parade date to mark is Monday, April 15. This will begin Phase 2 Registration, when you’ll be able to pick the events and banquets you want to attend, as well as register as a Volunteer.

Thanks to everyone who’s reached out about Volunteering at Parade and to those who are helping us with the pre-planning! THE ONLY OFFICIAL WAY TO VOLUNTEER IS DURING THE PHASE 2 REGISTRATION.

During Phase 2, when you register to Volunteer, just pick the specific role you want – such as tour lead or sweep; tour staging; concours; autocross, etc. After you pick the options you’d like to help with, the Parade Volunteer Coordinator will assign you once you’re at Parade. No experience needed – all you need to volunteer is a good attitude and a welcoming smile!

Check out all the ways you can help at Parade: http://www.porscheparade.org/volunteering.html

NOTE: Volunteers must be registered for Parade.

For even more info, read the Parade FAQs: http://www.porscheparade.org/faqs.html


Remember to check the Zone 12 Calendar for a list of almost all the Regions’ events:  https://zone12.pca.org/calendar/

Hope to see you at lots of these events!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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Zone 12 PCA: Info for PCA Car Corral at Daytona

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Welcome to Rolex week! There will be all kinds of fun activities this year – at the track and at the One Daytona entertainment complex right across the street. But of course the big draw for us (in addition to the race!) is the PCA Car Corral, where PCA Members and Porsche owners from all over the world can hang out with old friends and new; see some of the most beautiful street Porsches, all in one place; all while watching the races from trackside at the infield kink or on the monitors inside the tent. And yes, you can help us too, if you have a spare moment (just ask inside the tent how you can pitch in!).

If you plan to be at Rolex, please go to PCA.org to read all about the PCA Car Corral – including the schedule of events and speakers, as well as a link to the track map so you can find us (once on the map page, open the Rolex maps). You don’t have to be parked in the Corral to visit – all PCA members and Porsche owners are welcome! If you’re not going to Rolex, we’ll miss you … but you’ll probably be cozy and comfortable watching the race on TV, as the weather in Daytona later this week will be up and down like usual this time of year. But that’s part of the fun too!

Thanks again to all the Volunteers who will help run the Corral and tent – and who make sure everyone has a great time. We couldn’t do it without you! We’re all Volunteers, and we do our absolute best each year to fit almost 200 Porsches in a limited amount of space. So, when you drive into the Corral, there will be friendly Volunteers guiding you to the proper place to park, with other Volunteers helping to space the cars perfectly so that everyone can fit. Thanks for helping us do our best to have the perfect Corral!

Hope to see you there!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep

Official friendly reminder: 

If you purchased a PCA/Porsche Car Corral Parking Pass, you MUST be driving a Porsche vehicle for entrance. Only Porsche vehicles will be admitted. Even if you have purchased a PCA/Porsche Car Corral pass, you will not be allowed to park in the Car Corral unless you are driving a Porsche. No exceptions.

You are always personally welcome to the PCA Car Corral Hospitality tent with your general admission tickets, you just cannot park in the Car Corral without the PCA/Porsche Car Corral Parking Pass.


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Zone 12 PCA: Upcoming Events!

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I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and the new year is starting off right! I enjoyed meeting many of you at a lot of the Region Holiday parties, and a few Regions held some great charity events during the holiday months.

Of course, we’re lucky that our “winter” basically involves having a light jacket in the car, so we have no reason to stay parked in the garage! In 2019 we’ll have a lot of great events all across the Zone, and as usual, our first few months are really active with socials and autocrosses, as well as our annual big events. So, let’s get out there and have fun!


Rolex 24 (January 25-27)

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is coming up next week, and as always, we’ll be hosting the PCA Corral. Thanks to all of you who have already volunteered to help – we appreciate your willingness to be there and we certainly couldn’t do it without you!

If you happen to be going to the Rolex and may have a little time to give back, we can always use more help. Just email me or stop by the PCA tent and ask how you can pitch in – it’ll be fun, and you’ll get to make new friends and meet other Porsche owners from all over the world!

Read more about Rolex here, including the PCA Tent schedule: https://www.pca.org/event/2018-07-24/pca-car-corral-2019-24-hours-daytona

Also, this year there will be all sorts of car-related events at One Daytona – the entertainment complex across from the Speedway.

Wednesday, January 23, 6-8 pm: http://www.onedaytona.com/en/Events/2019/01/23/IMSA-Twenty-Four-Premier-at-ONE-DAYTONA

Friday, January 25, 6-8 pm: http://www.onedaytona.com/en/Events/2019/01/25/Celebration-of-Speed


48 Hours at Sebring PCA Club Race, DE and AX (January 31 – February 3)

Please register now or just plan to come out to watch the exciting races and enjoy the festive weekend!

Register at ClubRegistration.net for the Advanced Solo DE

Register at ClubRegistration.net for the Autocross

Please Volunteer – they need more helpers! You’ll have so much fun!


Porsche Parade Registration – Opens at Noon ET on Monday, Feb 4

Finally – it’s almost time to register! As you probably know, Parade is in Boca, July 21-27. The Parade website is up and running, and it will be updated all the way up to Parade – so check often for updates.

Parade site: http://porscheparade.org/

At noon on Monday, February 4, you’ll go here to register for Parade: http://porscheparade.org/registration.html

After you register, you’ll be able to book your room at the Boca Raton Resort. You can view the room options here: http://porscheparade.org/hotels.html

The other big Parade date to mark is Monday, April 15. This will begin Phase 2 Registration, when you’ll be able to pick the events and banquets you want to attend, as well as Volunteer.

Thanks to everyone who’s reached out about Volunteering at Parade and to those who are helping us with the pre-planning! THE ONLY OFFICIAL WAY TO VOLUNTEER IS DURING THE PHASE 2 REGISTRATION.

During Phase 2, when you register to Volunteer, just pick the specific role you want – such as tour lead or sweep; tour staging; concours; autocross, etc. After you pick the options you’d like to help with, the Parade Volunteer Coordinator will assign you once you’re at Parade. No experience needed – all you need to volunteer is a good attitude and a welcoming smile!

Check out all the ways you can help at Parade: http://www.porscheparade.org/volunteering.html

NOTE: Volunteers must be registered for Parade.

For even more info, read the Parade FAQs: http://www.porscheparade.org/faqs.html

Here are some of the other big dates/events to mark on your calendar.


Saturday, February 23: Street Survival @ Sebring

Once again Suncoast Region will be the local host for the national Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) school, during the February Sebring DE weekend (Feb 23-24, 2019). 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).

Learn more about the event: http://streetsurvival.org/

Register: https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/register.trss/uidEvent/C69BCE98-BA3B-A4F3-4ABBF234349BA9A1


Friday, March 8: Werks Reunion Amelia Island

Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to the third annual Werks Reunion Amelia Island, on the Friday preceding the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.

If you’d like to be a Volunteer at Werks, please email Dora Barren (dorabob@comcast.net).

Learn all about Werks here, including how to register for the Corral or for judging: http://werksreunion.com/amelia.cfm


Friday/Saturday, March 15-16: Super Sebring – 1,000 Miles of Sebring on Friday / 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday

This year, there will be two major races at Sebring – on Friday AND Saturday. Lots more fun … but that also means we’ll need extra help on Friday! We’ll start organizing for Volunteers soon, but if you know you’ll be there and you can help, please let me know.

Info about the races: https://www.sebringraceway.com/sebring-events/12-hour-race/2019-12-hour-race-information

Porsche Corral passes are still available: https://tickets.sebringraceway.com/online/index.php?wes=empty_session_103&language=9&query_pos=0&query_rows=1000&set_query_pos=0&houseid=442&performanceid=1801&state=3&nextstate=4


May 24-26 (Memorial Day weekend): Zone Fest in Beautiful Mt Dora!

This year Zone Fest will also mark Citrus Region’s 45th Anniversary! Registration will open on Club Registration.net in late January/early February, with complete details about the event and hotel! There is a separate registration for the Autocross on Sunday (already open on Club Reg).


July 21-27: Porsche Parade in Boca Raton

(Enough said above … for now!)


Remember to check the Zone 12 Calendar for almost all the Regions’ events: https://zone12.pca.org/calendar/

After reading all this (and then waking up from your nap!), when you have a few minutes read how a couple of our Regions gave back during the holidays. And remember – the various charities that all our Regions support need help all year round.

Cool video of Everglades’ Police-escorted Parade to Galisano’s Children’s Hospital: https://www.news-press.com/videos/news/2018/12/11/southwest-florida-porsche-club-delivers-gifts-young-patients-childrens-hospital/2280586002/

Story: http://egs.pca.org/2018/12/13/porsches-take-over-ft-myers-roadways-for-the-golisano-childrens-hospital-fgcu-food-pantry/

North Florida’s annual Turkey Drive donation – including NFL’s induction into the Tallahassee Turkey Drive Hall of Fame (who knew?!): http://www.wtxl.com/news/wtxl-welcomes-class-into-turkey-drive-hall-of-fame/article_11c8366e-e9b7-11e8-98f2-bfdedd18329d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

This year also brings the 25th Anniversary of the Puerto Rico Region as well as the 45th Anniversary of Florida Citrus Region. Happy Anniversary!

Thanks to all Region Leadership and all the Volunteers who keep PCA running. We couldn’t do it without our Volunteers! So please consider helping out in 2019 – every little bit helps! It’s easy to get started: Just ask your Region leadership/a specific Event Chair how you can help. I’m sure they’d be very appreciative – and you’ll have fun, learn a lot and meet lots of new people.

Hope to see you around in 2019!!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


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Hurley Lunch/Movie REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

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REGISTER NOW for the Hurley Lunch/Movie! Attendance is limited, so register now if you’d like to go.

(Click above or use this link: bit.ly/hurleypca)

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.

The conversation with Hurley Haywood will be conducted by Ray Shaffer, from PCNA, with a special presentation by Bob Tullius, Group 44 at the Casa Monica Hotel Ballroom.

This is not a PCA/Zone 12-sponsored event, but it is being planned just for us. There will be a plated lunch with cash bar and a PCA Corral parking area close to the luncheon and the movie screening events.

All Proceeds will benefit the United Way of St. Johns County.

Schedule of Events

Saturday January 19, 2019

10:00 am: PCA Parking lot will open. PCA ticket holders only.

After you register online and pay, you’ll receive an email confirmation; you’ll show that confirmation to enter to park/attend the luncheon. 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 movie screening (general admission seating – PCA does not have reserved seats)

2:15: Screening of Hurley at Lewis Auditorium

4:00-4:30: Screening and Q & A ends (note that the parking lot must be cleared by 4:30, because the city will return the lot to permit holders at 4:30)

You must be a PCA member and enter your PCA member number during registration. To provide as many individual tickets as possible, the organizers decided to offer parking and passes separately. When you register, you’ll pick the options you want:

PCA Corral Parking Pass – $20 – Limit 90 spots

  • One PCA Corral Parking Spot
    • Must be a PCA member and provide PCA member number when registering. Limit one per PCA member.

PCA Lunch with Hurley and Movie – $69

  • 1 Ticket for Lunch with Hurley
    • 1 General Admission Movie Ticket

Additional Advance Purchase Offers – Sorry, no purchases the day of the event

Autographed Hurley Movie Poster – $30

Autographed 1st Edition Regular Edition, Hurley from the Beginning Book – $95.59

Autographed Special Authors Edition Book – $359.59

All purchased items will be delivered at the luncheon. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of St. Johns County.

A few select hotels will also be offering special rates for the weekend; see details during registration.

 

I hope a lot of you get to attend and enjoy this very special event!

Lisa

Zone 12 Rep


When

Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

Where

Casa Monica Resort & Spa Ballroom
95 Cordova Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

St Augustine Film Festival


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

Category : News

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

Category : News

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)

Category : News

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