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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.

Volunteer
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.

Contact
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:
https://www.pca.org/event/2017-12-12/porscheplatz-mobil-1-twelve-hours-sebring


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

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

The only requirements for TRSS instructors are that you enjoy working with teens and that you take an online course for certification. You’ll be assigned 2 students that you’ll do in-car instruction with throughout the day. Lunch is provided, and instructors will receive a Suncoast DE certificate for helping out. All of our instructors say it’s an awesome experience, so please come out on February 24 and help make a difference.

About TRSS:
When your teen driver attends a Street Survival school, we teach them to control their car in unpredictable situations based on its handling limits. They master the application of the physics of driving, using their car. They learn how to make good driving decisions and react more quickly. They become more aware and learn how to begin anticipating the actions of other drivers. The Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School, hosted by Suncoast PCA at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, February 24, 2018 is only $95 per student. Teens must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license. A learner’s permit is not acceptable.

For more information, please go to: www.streetsurvival.org.

To register your teen: https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/register.trss/uidEvent/BFB92070-0DEB-B806-D23FEC32A64C96A6


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Rolex 24 – Thank You PCA Corral Volunteers!

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Hi, Rolex Volunteers!

I just wanted to say thanks again for giving your time and efforts to make this year’s PCA Corral at the Rolex 24 so efficient, welcoming and fun! So many people came up to us and said thanks for our hospitality and that they really had a great time. You all made Zone 12 look as good as we already know it is, and your help was very much appreciated!

Some of you did multiple shifts – or multiple days! You are all such good representatives of what PCA is all about, and I certainly hope you all had a lot of fun as well. Please, if you notice I left anyone off this chain, pass this along to them as well (I didn’t have everyone’s email).

For next year, we’re considering streamlining the process more to ensure all Regions are less burdened with logistics, so stay tuned for info later this year. And if you have any specific suggestions for improvement, please let me know!

Again – thanks so much for all you do! And I hope to see a lot of you at the Sebring 12 Hours in March (please email me if you’d like to help out at the Porscheplatz)!

I’ll see a lot of you at the Sebring 48 this weekend.

Much appreciation,

Lisa

Lisa Lewis
Zone 12 Representative
Porsche Club of America


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

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We’re lucky to have some of the biggest events in the country right in our own backyard. We’ll get to enjoy the routine major events all over Zone 12, as well as some Regional favorites.

Here are a few to add to your calendar:

  • Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, January 25-28: PCA Car Corral

Celebrate the start of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with North America’s most prestigious sports car race, and watch some of the biggest names in motorsports! PCA welcomes all PCA members, Porsche owners, and their guests to the PCA Car Corral Hospitality Tent, located trackside infield at “The Kink” (Turn 5). The Corral has been sold out since last summer, but if you’re going to Rolex, please stop by the Corral to socialize and watch the race.

We could use a few volunteers for Friday and for our busy Saturday morning shift at the PCA Corral; if you’d like to help us out, please email me at zone12rep@national.pca.org

Learn more about the Corral at https://www.pca.org/event/2017-12-04/pca-car-corral-rolex-24-daytona

  • 48 Hours at Sebring, February 1-4: The first Club Race of the year

The 48 Hours at Sebring is a joint effort of the Suncoast and Gold Coast Regions, and it’s the largest Club Race in North America. It’s free to attend the 48 Hours, so plan to come out and have fun with us! There’s also an Advanced Solo DE, open to all drivers with PCA Driver-Ed ADVANCED SOLO status (confirmation required, valid PCA membership, Porsche cars only), and an Autocross.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/home.php

And if you’d like to volunteer, they’d love to have your help. To volunteer, please visit http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/volunteersignin.php

  • Werks Reunion, March 9, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Spectators are welcome to attend 2018 Werks Reunion Amelia Island free of charge. No registration is needed, and parking is only $20.

Porsche owners interested in displaying their vehicles must register in one of two categories.
Porsche Corral: Display your cherished Porsche proudly alongside others in its model type. Corral participants are not considered in judged competition.

Porsche Judged Field: Compete against other owners to take home one of more than 20 available titles.
To register, visit https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/porsche-club-of-america-werks-reunion-amelia-omni-resort-golf-course-pca-136803

  • Sebring 12-Hour Race, March 17; if you’d like to volunteer at the Porscheplatz Friday or Saturday (3/16 or 17), please email me at zone12rep@national.pca.org
  • Zone Fest – save the date! May 25-27. It’s going to be at a great venue this year, and you’ll want to attend. So mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details coming soon

Hope to see you at many of these events, as well as at your local Region’s events.

Lisa

Lisa Lewis
Zone 12 Representative
zone12rep@national.pca.org


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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.