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Bob Wilson Memorial Autocross, Tallahassee – Sat, March 24

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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 of effort into planning this AX, and Bob would have wanted it to be fun and successful.  So, let’s do our best to support the North Florida Region and participate, while we celebrate Bob’s memory.

Thanks for your support of this event – we hope a lot of you from other Regions can come over to have fun and get to know the great folks of the North Florida Region.

For more information and to pre-register, go to Clubregistration.net and search for North Florida Region PCA – NFL Region AutoX March 24, 2018.

Location: The AX will be held at 1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308, in the rear parking lot behind the Ghazvini Center for Health Care Education.

Pre-registration closes on ClubReg on March 21, 2018.  Onsite registration opens at 8:00 AM on March 24th and payment will be made onsite.  Make checks payable to PCA North Florida Region.  The fee for PCA Members is $25 (please bring your membership card), or $35 for Non-PCA Members.  Non-Porsches are welcome to join in the fun.

Please see the flyer here – http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/RobertWilsonMemorialAXMarch2421181.pdf

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

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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 in the corral: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/porsche-club-of-america-werks-reunion-amelia-omni-resort-golf-course-pca-136803

The Corral parking (Porsche only) fee is $50 per car, and you’ll receive an event goodie bag, reserved model-specific parking space, and will be automatically entered into the drawing for several exciting prizes provided by Pirelli. We will be parking all registered Porsches by model. The 356s and outlaws (our featured model) will be parked up front this year.

***You do not need to register just to attend. Only owners of Porsches entering the judged field or parking in the Porsche corral need to register.*** Spectators are welcome to attend 2018 Werks Reunion Amelia Island free of charge (general parking fees apply).

Here’s a tease of some of the special cars that will be on display: The 356 SL Gmund Coupe (the first Porsche to take a class win at Le Mans) recently restored by Emory Motorsports. Emory will also be bringing a 356 outlaw with a 964 Carrera 4 drivetrain. Lori Schutz will be bringing the 911 Speedster Prototype that her dad designed. And Griot’s will be bringing a 908.

Vendors will be on hand to show off and sell their latest Porsche merchandise, and the Omni will be selling coffee & breakfast items in the morning and several food options for lunch, as well as there being a beer garden and cash bar. Feel free to avoid the food lines by bringing your own picnic basket and bottle of wine!

PCA membership is not required to attend, so invite your Porsche friends to sign up. Come out for a fun relaxing day of all-things Porsche.

For more information, visit http://werksreunion.com/amelia.cfm.

Werks Reunion: Friday, March 9
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida
39 Beach Lagoon Rd
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Werks Reunion was created by the Porsche Club of America as an event to celebrate both the Porsche marque as well as the camaraderie of being an enthusiast. This is not a contest of who has removed dust from the deepest crevices in their Porsche but rather a judged show that rewards a Porsche that has been lovingly maintained and presents itself well on the field. Our judges do not use Porsche Parade Concours score sheets but rather rank the cars according to certain attributes discussed prior to judging.

For those who do not wish to have their cars judged, you may display in the model-specific corrals or if the organizers see fit, on the judged field itself. There are no score sheets returned or protest committees. This is a casual gathering of Porsche enthusiasts focused on having fun rather than solely competition.

7:00 AM – Registration opens
7:00-9:00 AM – Cars placed on field and in parking corral
7:00-10:00 AM – Breakfast and coffee carts available
9:30 AM-12:00 – PM Judging
10:00 AM-4:00 PM – Cash bar stocked with a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits
11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Lunch available from onsite vendors
2:00-3:00 PM – Awards Ceremony
ALL DAY View cars, socialize, have fun!

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

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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, Porsche Motorsport North America, and Porsche Global Partners.  Register to win an exclusive ‘IMSA Hot Pit Experience’ and more.

Admittance into the Porscheplatz is exclusively for PCA members and Porsche owners only. Remember to bring your PCA membership card, or proof of Porsche ownership for admittance to the Porscheplatz. (Porsche key, insurance papers, etc.)

Porscheplatz Hours:
Friday, March 16 – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, March 17 – 7:00 am to 10:45 pm

Porscheplatz Parking and Tickets / General Admission Tickets
A variety of ticket and parking combinations are available through Sebring International Raceway (SIR)CLICK HERE to purchase Porscheplatz ticket packages (Corral parking and admission ticket) or general admission tickets from Sebring.

You are welcome to the Porscheplatz with your general admission ticket to the races and do not have to purchase the Porscheplatz Car Corral package for admittance to the Porscheplatz tent. Just remember to bring your proof of PCA membership or Porsche ownership.

If you’d like to participate as a Volunteer at the Porscheplatz (and get a cool T-shirt!), there are a few opportunities left, so please email Lisa at zone12rep@national.pca.org.

Lisa Lewis, Zone 12 Representative or Lynn Schermerhorn Friedman, Porscheplatz / PCA Car Corral Chair 832-563-9577

The PCA calendar will be periodically updated up until race day:

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

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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 thoughts and prayers are with Christa and her family.

Bob was one of the nicest people I’d ever met in PCA – he always had a warm smile and was willing to selflessly help out any way he could. And he loved all that we did as a Club. He was a great Secretary for the Zone membership, representing the Board very well. He will be missed by so many but always remembered.

President – Bob Wilson

Bob was retired after 25 years working for the National Park Service as an archeologist and museum curator. His first encounter with Porsches occurred when he was 15. On his way to the public pool he would stop by and admire the local pharmacist’s dark brown 356B with that strange metal PCA badge on the back grill. Bob’s first date with his wife, Christa, was at the 1973 Daytona 24 Hours race. Their first Porsche was in 1975 when they bought a 1964 356C.

Lisa Lewis
Zone 12 Representative

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Zone 12 Milestones Report for 2016 & 2017

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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

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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 major events and how to get involved:

January 26-28 The Daytona Rolex 24 hours PCA corral – Always popular and always at the same location. Over the next few weeks a lot more information will be made available. This corral is the 1st on the PCA calendar of corrals, and historically the best attended. While a 2018 schedule is not available yet please see this 2017 schedule for a general idea of what may be coming – http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017DaytonaPCACORRALAgendaV4201601151.pdf

February 1-4 The 48 hours of Sebring Club Race – Again the first on the calendar, biggest and the best PCA Club RACE This is pure PCA racing at the world famous Sebring Racetrack. Unlike other races, this one is free to spectators, however, PCA volunteers are needed to help in many areas. Be a part of the excitement by attending the 25th running of the 48 Hours at Sebring at the legendary Sebring International Raceway, February 1 thru February 4, 2018. You may participate as a volunteer.

Volunteer sign up is now open and viewable at 48hoursatsebring.com.   Select the Volunteer’ tab. Select ‘Positions’ to get an understanding of the various position responsibilities.  Select ‘Volunteer’ tab again and ‘Volunteer Sign-up’ to complete the volunteer registration.

Volunteer questions may be directed to either Dave Herndon (Suncoast Region Volunteer Chairman) at davidh2310@gmail.com or Paul Raben (Gold Coast Region Volunteer Chairman) at praben356@gmail.com

While there are still spots available for the Racer groups and the Driver Education sessions, the area with the most availability is the Zone challenge Autocross on Saturday 2/3/2018. See details on the 48 hours of Sebring website or here: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/ClubraceAutoX20181.pdf

More information on other events after the New year.

Again Happy Holidays and a PCA packed new Year!

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative

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Proposed Changes to the 2018 PCRs for Review

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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

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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 based on PCR’s (mid-size region class structure). Trophy presentation after the last run.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Registration/Tech/Course Walk from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Mandatory Drivers meeting @ 9:40 AM with 1st car out @ 10:00 AM
Place: Sebring racetrack (Skid pad just before you go over the bridge)
Registration: via Clubregistration.net is open with a limit of 75 paid entries (Porsche cars and club members only)… no on-site registration.
Cost: $35. early/prepaid @ Clubregistration.net only. $45 if paid after Jan. 14 2018. All early/Prepaid entrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, and we anticipate 5 runs and great trophies.
Waivers: Participants must sign a waiver & receive an armband at the main gate.
Host Region / AX Chairs: Gold Coast / Steve and Dottie Kidd  at 954-292-3915 or 954-946-3196 or autocross@48hoursatsebring.com
Sponsor: Bert Smith Porsche will again be our sponsor, many thanks to the Bert Smith Porsche Team for providing T-shirts, trophies, water and other goodies.

Please check event options to order extra t-shirts and other Club race items. A schedule revision may take place if the group needs to be split into a morning run group 7:30-11:30 and 12:30-4:00

Steve Kidd, Sebring Club Race Committee

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Photos – ClubReg Oktoberfast 2017 DE

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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 of pictures during our DE and has made them available to us. The Flickr link below will take you to Joe’s Oktoberfast photos; just copy-and-paste to your web browser. There’s no charge to download any of these, but, if you should happen to publish one (or more), Joe would appreciate photo credit.

Photos – ClubReg Oktoberfast 2017 DE

Jim Burnett
Event Chair

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2017 Oktoberfast Autocross Results

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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 bring out the best hot shoes from each region to compete for trophies and bragging rights.  This year 7 of the 10 regions in Zone 12 were represented with the top time of the day going to Rad Delgado of Gold Coast Region, driving a GT3 RS. Top women’s time went to Heather Hamill of Thoroughbred Region driving her Boxster S. Want to see all the results….click on the link below.

If you missed this event, our next Zone 12 challenge AutoX will be held in conjunction with the 48 hours of Sebring club race on February 3, 2018. Check this website often for new information.

You can find the Oktoberfast AutoX final results online at https://zone12.pca.org/2017-oktoberfast-zone-challenge-ax-sat-10-28-2017-final-results/  or click here to download a PDF of the results.