Zone 12 PCA: Happy Thanksgiving and Upcoming Events
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Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you have more to be thankful for than not in this challenging year. Hopefully you were able to “see” your family and friends through some form of technology, even if you can’t be with them in person.
In the past couple of months, most of our Regions have successfully started to get back out there, and some are planning for their new start in 2021. We have a lot to look forward to in the coming year; but there are still a few good events left in this year, and we hope you can join us if they’re near you. It’s starting to cool down, so get out there and enjoy our great fall and winter weather!
Saturday, December 5th is Zone 12’s annual day to give back during the holidays. Please support any of these charity events in your area (or any within a short drive from you!). Remember, you can participate in any Region’s events – not just your home Region’s. So please come out and support these worthy causes:
December 5 (Naples area): Everglades Region’s 4th Annual Porsche Parade to Golisano Children’s Hospital
Starting at 9:30 a.m., there will be a Police escort for the Porsches to deliver toys to Golisano Hospital, for the children who can’t go home for the holidays due to their treatment. After the toys are delivered, a group lunch will follow. You must register, so the Lee County Sheriff has a car count. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Details are on Everglades’ website: https://egs.pca.org/2020/09/11/12136/
December 5 (Ocala area): Florida Thoroughbred’s Toys for Tots Drive
Join Thoroughbred on an enjoyable parade/drive through the Marion County horse country. They’ll deliver donations and toys to the Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots” center, followed by lunch. Gather for the drive at Porsche of Ocala, with check in at 9:45 a.m.; starting the drive at 10:30.
Register on Club Registration: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=11047
December 5 (Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL areas): Sonnenschein’s Toy Drive to Fairhope
Sonnenschein Region will have a toy drive for the Fairhope Rotary Youth Club (www.rotaryyouthclub.com). Toys are needed for children Pre-K thru 18 years old. There will be two separate tours – one leaving from the Pensacola area, and another leaving from Porsche Mobile. They’ll meet up in Fairhope, AL to deliver the toys, then participants can choose to go to lunch in downtown Fairhope.
Register on Club Registration: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=11071
Other fun events coming up in December:
Saturday, December 5: Citrus Region’s Porsche Heritage Drive
Florida Citrus is sponsoring a special tour to celebrate Porsche’s strong driving heritage. The honorees for the day will be the classic transaxle cars (aka older front-engines: 924, 944, 968, and 928), and air-cooled cars (356, 912, 914, and the classic 911, including the 964 and 993 generations).
Citrus organized their first ever “Heritage Drive” in partnership with Porsche South Orlando (4895 Vineland Rd., Orlando), and it will start at 8:15 a.m. at the dealership. They hope to welcome more front-engine “transaxle” Porsche drivers into our PCA family!
The Heritage Drive was created to bring all Classic Porsche owners together to enjoy a drive through some twisty Central Florida roads, taking advantage of the fantastic “winter” weather while we can! In keeping with the theme, priority registration for the Heritage Drive will be given to classic front-engine cars, and air-cooled cars, but all Porsches are welcomed. Even if you can’t participate in the drive, you can stop by the dealership to enjoy breakfast (thanks to Porsche South Orlando), and see some of the beautiful cars that will participate in the event.
At the end of the drive, there will be an optional hour-long airboat tour ($32), and they have also made arrangements for a group lunch at a nearby “Old Florida” restaurant with socially distanced indoor and outdoor seating.
Register today on Club Registration:
Saturday, December 12: Florida Crown’s Classic Cruise-In in St. Augustine
Just show up – no pre-registration. The Florida Crown Region will be at the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine at 9 a.m. for a cruise-in. The Classic Car Museum will provide coffee and doughnuts, and there’s paved parking in front of the building which can accommodate more than 100 cars.
The museum is located on US1, and the official address is 4730 Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32086
Details on Crown’s website:
Learn more about the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine:
Sunday, December 13: Everglades’ Holiday Road Rally
Starting at Porsche Naples early in the afternoon, drivers and navigators will be on the hunt for memorable holiday themes and decorations. The drive will last approximately 2 hours. At the conclusion of the rally, prizes will be awarded for the top scoring cars. Prizes will also be awarded for best holiday themed mask, best holiday outfit, and best holiday themed Porsche.
Registration fee is $38 per person and includes a catered meal by Vesuvius Wood Fired Cooking at the rally conclusion. Questions? Contact Dave Noelken at 239-0676-8899 or email@example.com
Register on Club Registration: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=11072
And looking forward to 2021 …
The 48 Hours at Sebring is on! The Club Race, Advanced Driver’s Ed and Autocross will be held February 4-7, 2021.
All registration will be on Club Registration.net:
Club Race – opens on December 7
Advanced Solo DE – opens on December 14
AX – opens on December 14
Learn about the 48: http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/
And please consider volunteering at the 48 – no expertise needed, just a smiling face and willing attitude! There are all sorts of opportunities to volunteer and get behind the scenes to learn about the running of a first-class PCA Club Race and DE!
Learn more: http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/volunteer.php
Sign-up here to become a Volunteer: http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/volunteersignin.php
Look for other Zone 12 Regional events coming up soon. But in the meantime, it’s not too early to start planning for next year’s big Zone and National events (assuming they’ll still be held, depending on health and safety circumstances at the time).
The Roar Before the Rolex 24 (Daytona), January 22-25, 2021
There’s free admission for all multi-day Rolex 24 ticket holders. The annual three-day test/final dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24 was moved to the weekend just prior to the race (rather than at the first of January), to make it more convenient for the race teams to remain in Daytona the whole time.
Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 28-31, 2021
As of now, there will not be the traditional large PCA tent and hospitality in the corral – but we should know soon if we can have any PCA presence at all. At the moment, the race is scheduled to go on, and if you already have your Porsche Corral tickets you can enjoy a prime parking spot in the Corral. Thanks to those of you who always volunteer to help us at the Corral – I’ll know soon if we’ll need Volunteers for 2021, so please stay tuned.
Keep watching here for updates about our PCA participation at the Rolex: https://www.pca.org/event/2020-11-05/rolex-24-daytona
Save the date for Zonefest, hosted by Space Coast Region; Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30, 2021)
Zonefest is Zone 12’s annual beginning-of-summer bash, usually held Memorial Day weekend in various parts of Florida. Come join us for 2021’s party on the east coast, in Melbourne. It’s still tentative but hopeful! Registration will open early next year.
Details are on the Zone 12 website: https://zone12.pca.org/zonefest/
And make sure to check out these National events for 2021 and beyond:
2021 – French Lick, IN (July 11-17, 2021 @ French Lick Resort); registration will open in spring 2021
2022 – Pocono Manor, PA (June 12-18, 2022 @ Kalahari Resort)
2023 – Palm Springs, CA (June 18-24, 2023 @ Waldorf LaQuinta Resort)
Spring 2021, Scottsdale, AZ (May 5-9, 2021 @ JW Marriott Camelback Inn)
Fall 2021, Kohler, WI (October 13-17, 2021 @ The American Club)
Spring 2022, Colorado Springs, CO (April 27 – May 1, 2022 @ The Broadmoor)
And finally, a quick note of thanks – thanks to all of you who are doing your best in these trying times, to help your families; to take care of others; to aid others in your community; and to help us all get back to whatever our new normal will be.
Stay safe, well and vigilant throughout the holidays … and try to be creative in your thankfulness for this year.
I am very thankful for my family and friends, plus so much more.
Zone 12 Rep