Zone 12 PCA: Zonefest Registration is now open!
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Memorial Day weekend — May 22-24, 2020, in Melbourne, FL
Zonefest is Zone 12’s annual beginning-of-summer bash, usually held Memorial Day weekend in various parts of Florida. Come join us for this year’s party on the east coast, in Melbourne. Thanks to our host Region — Space Coast — and our primary sponsors The American Muscle Car Museum (AMCM) and Porsche Melbourne, this is going to be an incredible weekend.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Friday night we’ll meet up with old friends and make new ones during the welcome dinner at the Porsche Melbourne dealership, just minutes from the host hotel, Hilton Melbourne.
Saturday we’ll spend time at Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum – starting with a concours on the beautiful grounds; a tour of their Garage/Maintenance area; and a Gimmick Rally in the afternoon. Saturday night, we’ll be treated to a tour of the incredible AMCM – 329 cars (including 44 Porsches), in immaculate condition inside the state-of-the-art facility! This collection is not open to the public, except during exclusive charity events. Half of your registration fee goes directly to the Aging Matters in Brevard Organization – helping local senior citizens. Please note that children under 12 are not allowed inside the museum.
Mark Pieloch has offered a special option where he’ll host a private tour through the museum, giving you the history of many of his cars, including how he acquired them and their significance. The tour is $100 (in addition to the Zonefest registration). It’ll be a rare opportunity to hear the inside scoop of this incredible collection, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Aging Matters Charity.
Sunday brings us back to the AMCM for our autocross. The site is amazing! It features a 1/8-mile dragstrip, skidpad, and road course all in one, a driver’s dream come true! If you’ve had the chance to do a Space Coast AX, you know how fun and challenging they are, with approximately 60-second run times. Beginners are welcome to drive too! There will be instructors available to drive with you, as well as loaner helmets. Here’s a video of the Autocross course at AMCM – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72SjirhQFUw&
If autocrossing isn’t for you, there will be a guided scenic drive for you to participate in on Sunday morning. Then on Sunday afternoon, plan to attend an ice cream social to cool off while you watch a Porsche Tractor display and demonstration. Not your typical ice cream “Sundae,” for sure!
Finally, Zonefest will close with a delicious banquet and awards ceremony at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club on Sunday evening, with your choice of prime rib or chicken chardonnay, and a chocolate delight for dessert.
See below for the weekend’s entire schedule.
We have a block of rooms at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton available with special club pricing of $134/night. Contact the hotel directly at 321-768-0200 (use “Zonefest” for the group rate), or use the link below (good until 4/22/20). Rooms are not included as part of this registration. Each registrant is responsible for making their own plans for accommodation.
Use this link to access the exclusive rates available for the Zonefest group: Hilton Zonefest 2020 Reservations
You’ll get a welcome package, including a Zonefest polo shirt and other items to commemorate the event. All events, the dinners and the ice cream social are included for the price of $150 per person for adults. Children 12 and under are an additional $50 each. Attendance is limited to the first 150 participants.
Please register early so you don’t miss out! Registration CLOSES May 8th.
Club Registration Direct Link: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/10651
Here are some facts about the American Muscle Car Museum:
- 42 acres, 90,000 sq ft main museum, 18,000 sq ft lobby showroom
- 329 cars on display
- Every model Yenko made, old and new
- Every color Ford GT made, 427 cobra, Shelby prototype
- Every Porsche GT car 997 RS 4.0, 991 GT2 and GT3RS, Carrera GT, 918
- Largest collection of Porsche tractors in northern hemisphere (7)
- 356 limousine
Motorweek interviewing Mark Pieloch: https://youtu.be/cE_jgeX02UM
This is going to be a fantastic Zonefest weekend! Hope to see you there!!
PCA Zone 12 Rep