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Zone 12 Happenings Coming Up Soon

Category : News

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!

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!