7th Annual B.I.G. Car Show – Cape Coral

7th Annual B.I.G. Car Show

Sunday March 1, 2020

 

Everglades Region PCA members are invited to participate in the Seventh Annual British Italian German European Sports and Collector Car Show on Sunday, March 3rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event, sponsored by Triumphs of Southwest Florida, will take place at the Jaycee Park in Cape Coral, on the banks of the scenic Caloosahatchee River. Entrance is free to the public and registration is open to all owners of British-Italian-German (B-I-G) European sports and collector cars, whether vintage or modern. In addition to the car show, there will be a 50/50 drawing, various vendor tables, and food and beverages provided by St. Andrew’s Boy Scout Troop 34.

Participating cars should enter the show-field between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Show participants will vote for their favorite cars within each class. Balloting closes at 1:00 pm. Show ends at 2:00 pm with the Awards presentation immediately following. Porsches can be entered in one of the following classes:

  •     G 12 – Porsche air-cooled 356 & 911
  •     G 13 – Porsche 914, 924, 944, 928 , 968
  •     G 14 – Porsche water-cooled Boxster, 911, Cayman
  •     M1 – All modified cars
  •     R1 – All race and competition cars

Registration:
Click attachments below to view / print the show flyer, car class information and registration instructions and form.

Fees:
Pre-registration will end on  January 31st (pre-registration ensures you will be parked in your class during the show). First Car is $35.00. Additional cars are $30.00 each. Cars registered after January  31st are all $50.00. Registration is limited to 200 Vehicles. All show entry material will be provided at sign-in.   

Location:
The Jaycee Park is located at 4215 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral 33904. If you are traveling from the south, College Parkway and the Cape Coral Bridge provide easy access. For those of you planning to simply relax and be a spectator, why not start the morning off right at our Cars & Coffee event in Fort Myers, then head on over to Cape Coral for the B-I-G Show. Our Everglades Region and Porsche have historically been strong supporters of this event….let’s make 2019 our best showing yet!!

Volunteers:

We’ll need 5-7 volunteers to direct Porsche cars to their designated parking area and assist drivers with safely parking them. 

Please contact Michael Andrade at 239-738-6390 or porschamike@aol.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. See you at the show!

 

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Everglades Region Culinary Rally

Everglades Region Culinary Rally

We are excited to announce the Everglades Region – “Culinary Rally” coming up on Sunday, February 16th. Read on to learn more about this unique, new event. And it’s not just about sports cars, bring out those Cayennes, Macans and Panameras …… Lets’ All Drive!

The Event

 

The action starts at Momentum Brewhouse located on Bonita Beach Road, one block east of I-75 in Bonita Springs. Founding Brewer – Brian Hahn, is opening his doors in a special event for Everglades Region. Founded in 2014, Momentum moved to this exciting new location in May 2019. Momentum Brewhouse is located at 28120 Hunters Ridge Boulevard, Unit #1, Bonita Springs 34135

H-Angermgmt food truck will be on-hand, where participants can select a light brunch item and soft drink from the pre-set menu. Specialty and alcoholic beverages can be purchased for an additional charge in the brewhouse. 

Learn More About Momentum Brewhouse

After brunch, drive groups will set off to navigate lesser travelled roads of SW Florida. A rest stop will be built into the route allowing participants to stretch their legs, visit facilities and grab a beverage.

Then it’s back on the road, working our way to Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm in North Fort Myers. 

Back by popular demand, Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm is a sustainable farm using organic and holistic practices, where they raise animals as close to nature as possible. This is a true farm to table experience that you won’t want to miss.

Rally participants will select a main course, desert and soft drink from the pre-set menu. Wine and beer can be purchased for an additional charge.

Learn More About Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm

The Timing

Arrive Momentum Brewhouse at 10:00am on Sunday, February 16th 

Start your drive home from the farm by 4:30pm

Registration 

Registration is open now on clubregistration. Cost is $64 per person and includes morning brunch at Momentum Brewhouse and mid-afternoon lunch at Rosy Tomorrow’s.

Open to Everglades Region members, visiting PCA members and their guests.

Click on the yellow box below and you will be linked to the registration site for this event. Have your username & password handy. If you are new to clubregistration, you’ll be asked to create an account (no charge). 

Participation will be limited and registration closes on February 12th. Don’t delay !!

Click Here To Register For Culinary Rally

Questions

For event or registration questions, contact Dave Noelken at 832-405-2023 or email cdnoelken@comcast.net                   

 

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IT’S GOING TO BE AN E.P.I.C. WEEKEND

PLAN YOUR APRIL 2020 EPIC WEEKEND  

April may seem a long way off, but it’s not too early to book your hotel rooms for the first, Everglades Porsche Interstate Cruise Weekend …….. “The EPIC Weekend”. Plans are coming together for this fun-filled weekend in Cocoa Beach, April 24-25-26 at the beautiful Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. Known for it’s beaches and surf breaks, Cocoa Beach is also the gateway to Kennedy Space Center.

Participants will depart Fort Myers on Friday morning, April 24th. We’ll drive to Okeechobee for a lunch stop and then proceed across the state, arriving at the Hilton late afternoon. Following check-in, everyone will gather on the pool deck for a theme party and dinner. 

On Saturday, April 25th, participants have the option to relax at the Hilton and explore the town, or embark on a short drive to The Kennedy Space Center for a group tour of this amazing facility. Everyone will reconnect at dinner and enjoy a relaxed evening, meeting new friends and re-connecting with, dare we say, old ones. 

Sunday morning, April 26th,  will be very relaxed, breakfast on our own and starting the drive home to SW Florida.

Registration costs have not been finalized yet, but we estimate $140 to $240 per person, depending if you join the Kennedy Space Center trip or not. 

What Do You Need To Do

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront at special group rates of $189 and $209. They are limited in quantity, and will be sold to other customers if we don’t take them. 

Although event registration is still a month away, it’s very important that you book your hotel room now. Just clink on the yellow box below and you will be connected to our personalized Hilton booking link. 

Click Here To Book Your Hotel

Questions ???

We owe you a lot more information on the WEEKEND OF THE YEAR and understand there may be questions before committing to a hotel room. For more information or how to book your room at the Hilton, contact John Petracco at 239-464-7080 or jpetracco@comcast.net

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$110,000 Raised at the 3rd Annual Porsche Parade of Presents

3rd Annual Porsche Parade of Presents Raises $110,000 for the The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Florida

The 3rd Annual Porsche Parade of Presents took place on December 14th. 132 Porsches and Exotic cars led my Lee County Sheriffs Dept and Iona McGregor Fire Dept did not let a little rain and clouds dampen their passion to assist the children and their parents. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves and the Grinch along with 230 Porshcephiles delivered holiday gifts to the children who are being treated at Golisano and can not leave the hospital. In 10 minutes $110,000 was raised for the Little Red Wagon Fund to support the children as well. The event was organized by Everglades Board members Valerie and JP Petracco. “It’s an emotional morning visiting the children, but we are so blessed to have members and friends who have embraced and supported this event said Valerie.”

This year JP helped coordinate with most of the other regions in Zone 12 of PCA, their own Porsche Parade of Presents, so on the same day each region could replicate Delivery of presents to their own local children’s hospital. On December 14th, Porsche owned the State of Florida delivering gifts to almost every children’s hospital in FL.


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Wow, What a Night !!!

Casino Royale

Wow, What a Night!!!
 
We had a record number of attendees at our annual holiday party “Casino Royale” on Saturday, December 007.
 
The crowd sipped champagne in the vestibule while waiting for a secret spy guest to arrive. When the BondGirls opened the Porsche door, out stepped James Bond, announcing the events of the evening. Guests were invited to walk the red carpet to take photos with Bond, Bond Girls & ShowGirls.
 
Spring Run Golf Club served a Secret Spy Menu including a Slot Machine Ice Sculpture spilling shrimp cocktail, clams, oysters and scallops. The meat carving stations and vast array of tasty ceviche and endless desserts were just the beginning. An open bar serving any cocktail of choice, classic signature Bond Vesper Martinis and bottomless champagne were enjoyed all night.
 
Casino Royale kept members playing black jack, craps, poker, and roulette until midnight. Everyone wanted more! Our high roller, Patty Wagner, won for the night with 4.5 million in winnings!!!
 
 
The plan is in motion for Holiday 2020 Party, It’s Going to be THE Party of the Year!!!!

SAVE THE DATE for the 2020 HOLIDAY PARTY!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2020…SEE YOU THERE

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BEYOND SEAT TIME -Autocross School VENICE AIRPORT

Beyond Seat Time (BeST)

Autocross School

Venice Airport

December 14-15, 2019

This past weekend a total of 21 of our PCA members and 4 guests joined us for a weekend of learning about autocross and how to drive their cars at the limit.  The weekend was broken down into 2 classes.  Saturday was our Pro/Advanced class and Sunday was dedicated to beginning and intermediate level autocrossers.

Saturday got off to a rough start as thunderstorms rolled through, delaying our start a bit while giving us and the track a thorough soaking.  By 9:00am the skies cleared, we finished our classroom session and we were ready to drive.  Our two instructors for day one were Vivek Goel from Austin, TX (the author of Beyond Seat Time, SCCA Solo National Champion and winner of many other national titles) and Bryan Heitkotter of Fresno, CA (10 time SCCA Solo National Champion, Pirelli World Challenge champion driver and the winner of so many other national titles that we can’t fit the rest of his resume’ here).  The 9 of us enrolled in the Day 1 course spent an exhausting but incredible day of learning by practicing corner entry and corner exit on a variety of corners for 7 hours that flew by as fast as our cars.

Day 2 on Sunday was a picture perfect day for our 16 drivers.  On this day, we had 5 instructors to spend the day teaching our students to push their cars to the limit.  Our instructor lineup included: Vivek Goel and Bryan Heitkotter from day one as well as Teddie Alexandrova, Tom Kring and David Wells.  We started the day with a classroom session and an exhaustive course walk by each of our instructors, walking the students through every element on that day’s course and answering all of their great questions.  We then moved to the cars and each student made several attempts at the course with their instructors in the passenger seat coaching them all the way.  We then broke out into individual exercises (slaloms, skid pad practice, braking, corner entry and corner exit).  After a much needed lunch break, we took to the full course again to reinforce the lessons of the day and, in each and every case, saw great improvement from every student.

Thank you to everyone to came out and for all the help all weekend long (you all know who you are!)  We have had a great response from all of the students at this event and very much look forward to planning another school for next year.

    

 

 

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11 New Members join the Everglades Region in November

Please join your board of directors in welcoming our new members who joined the Everglades Region in November 2019

Diego Azcuy from Fort Myers who owns a 2005 Boxster S in silver

Justin Busen from Fort Myers who owns a 2006 Cayman S in black

Douglas Chapman from Naples who owns a 2014 911 Carrera 4S cabriolet in white

Richard Crenian from Naples who owns a 2019 911 Carrera in silver

Ronald Heilbron from Port Charlotte who owns a 2003 911 Carrera 4

Michael Houdyshell from Bonita Springs who owns a 1968 912 in Burgundy

Ted Kaczmarowski from Fort Myers who owns a 2005 Boxster S in blue

Mike & Lori Linder from Naples who own a 2018 911 Carrera cabriolet 

Kevin & Katie Wietecha from Barefoot Beach who own a 2018 911 Carrera in silver

 

 

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Sunday Drive to the World-Renowned Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota on Sunday, January 19th.

  

Join your Everglades Region – PCA friends for a Sunday drive to the world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota on Sunday, January 19th.

Mote is an independent, nonprofit marine research institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education. Their research programs also focus on understanding the population dynamics of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs and on conservation and restoration efforts related to these species and ecosystems. Go To Mote Marine

Event Details

The starting point is Starbucks Coffee, 3405 Forum Boulevard, Fort Myers (Colonial Boulevard, exit # 136 off I-75). Arrive no later than 9:00am for sign-in and drivers briefing.

On arrival in Sarasota, the tour through the Mote Marine facilities will start promptly at 11:30am. Tour cost is included in your registration fee.

Following the tour, participants will walk to “Old Salty Dog”, a cheery British pub located on the water near Mote Marine for lunch off the menu. Lunch and beverage costs are NOT included in your registration fee. Go To The Old Salty Dog

After lunch, participants have the option to explore St Armand’s Circle, return to Mote Marine for optional (extra cost) activities or start the drive home.

Registration 

Registration cost is $25 per person. 

We are using clubregistration.net to process registrations and payments for this event. Go to www.clubregistration.net or click on the link below. Have your username and password handy. If you don’t already have an account, you will be asked to create one. But don’t delay! This event is limited to 30 cars. 

Click Here To Register

For event questions, contact Steve Wassersug at 239-822-4338 or steve.wassersug@getf.org

For road rally or registration questions, contact Dave Noelken at 832-405-2023 or cdnoelken@comcast.net

More Details:

Join your Porsche friends for a casual Sunday drive to the world-renowned Mote Marine and Aquarium in Sarasota. Our Road Trip will have a maximum of 30 cars.  You can register on the EGRPCA Website by January 10th.  The cost is $25 pp and includes registration, some fun stuff, and the fee to enter Mote Marine.    We’ll meet up in the morning at 9:00 AM at Starbucks in The Forum Shopping Center Parking Lot off Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.  The address is 3405 Forum Boulevard (Take I-75 to Exit # 136 towards Ft Myers/Lehigh Acres FL 884) then look for the Porsches at Starbucks. Stop for coffee, some social time, etc., and sign the PCA waivers for the Road Trip.  At approximately 9:30 we’ll drive up I-75, exiting to Sarasota and St Armand’s Circle to the Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium  (1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy).  Park at the lot adjacent to Mote. Our tour through the Lab and Aquarium will begin at 11:30 and last about two hours.   If you’d like (for an additional small fee) you can immerse yourself in a virtual reality journey that features 360-degree views, sound and movement as you swim with humpback whales and enjoy an animated rollercoaster ride. 

At 1:30 or so, after the tour, we’ll walk to the Old Salty Dog, a cheery British Pub located on the water right near Mote Marine. Each person can order off the menu and pay accordingly.    Check their website for their menu.

Following lunch, we return home, but those who have not visited Sarasota or St Armand’s Circle in the past, may wish to tour the area and even stay over for the evening.  

 

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Everglades Region members attend opening night of “FORD VS FERRARI”

FORD vs FERRARI

“Hell has no fury like a woman scorned” ……….. Enzo Ferrari should have heeded these words before he dismissed the advances of Henry Ford II in 1963 to purchase his company. That historic decision and the racing drama that followed, are chronicled in the film “Ford v Ferrari”. More than twenty Everglades Region members turned out for the SW Florida debut at Regal Gulf Coast & IMAX in Fort Myers. Groups gathered for dinner at Connor’s and PF Chang’s before the movie. Safe to say that Porsches outnumbered Ford GT’s and Ferrari’s in the Gulf Coast Town Center parking lots. 

Spirits were high when members gathered for this picture immediately after the show. The adrenaline was still flowing !

 
While the film focused on development of the Ford GT and race action against the Ferrari 330 sports prototypes, Porsche’s do feature prominently throughout the film. A red 356 Speedster stars in the opening minutes. The early, California sports car racing scenes are filled with 356’s and early 911’s in action. Ken Miles frequently raced Porsche’s before joining the Ford GT development team. Porsche 911’s and 906 prototypes appear regularly in the LeMans and Daytona sequences. In case you are wondering, the mighty Porsche 917’s did not debut at LeMans until 1970. But they picked up where Ford left off, defeating Ferrari for two consecutive years. Since 1970, Porsche has won the top class at Lemans 19 times. Ferrari has not won overall since 1965.
 
Christian Bale and Matt Damon are excellent in their roles as English race driver Ken Miles and Texan car builder Carrol Shelby. Put this on your “must see” movie list ……. the story, the action, the stars and the cars won’t disappoint. 
 
But we do recommend a theater with a BIG screen and GREAT surround sound !
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Record Number of Attendees Expected for 007 Holiday Party

Record Number of Attendees Expected for Casino Royale

Here are some updated details:

007 CASINO ROYALE  HOLIDAY PARTY

SECRET LOCATION: SPRING RUN GOLF CLUB

9501 SPRING RUN BLVD., ESTERO, FL 34135

DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 007, 2019

TIME: 6PM – 11PM (NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER PRIOR TO 6PM)

MISSION: COME DRESSED TO KILL AS JAMES BOND, BOND VILLAIN, BOND GIRL, MS.MONEYPENNY OR JUST YOUR FAVORITE SPY. BE PLAYFUL LIKE JAMES!!!

YOU’LL BE WALKING THE RED CARPET PAST PAPARAZZIOPENING NIGHT ROTATING SKY LIGHTS WILL FILL THE NIGHT SKYFALL. VIEW THE ALL NEW 992 PORSCHE LINING THE ENTRANCE TO CASINO ROYALE.

GAMBLE THE NIGHT AWAY: (play money). THE EVERGLADES REGION WILL PROVIDE YOUR OPENING STAKE  for the POKER TABLES, ROULETTE WHEEL, CRAPS TABLE, BLACK JACK, BACCARAT TABLE and SLOT MACHINES. Hey, THEY’LL EVEN BE A SEPARATE VIP HIGH ROLLER ROOM. 

SIGNATURE SHAKEN NOT STIRRED MARTINIS: ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS WILL BE SERVED AT THE ALL NIGHT OPEN BAR. 

PRIZES: HIGH ROLLER PRIZE, BEST COSTUME PRIZE & OTHER TOP SECRET SURPRISES WE ARE SWORN NOT TO REVEAL IN ADVANCE.

WHO KNOWS YOU MAY EVEN RUN INTO JAMES BOND !

SECRETLY PREPARED: “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 007 MENU”. ENJOY THE CHEF ACTION STATIONS & CARVING STATIONS AS YOU STROLL THE CASINO FLOOR.

(*Please note: If you have special dietary needs such as Gluten free or Vegan diet, the chef will prepare a special plate for you. There will also be special seating options for dining including regular white linen tables as well as high-top tables. If you have any other circumstantial requests please contact our Social Chair Cyndi Stuart. Her email address is listed below.)

WE’RE PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE: THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL EVERGLADES REGION PCA MEMBERS, AS WELL AS OTHER PORSCHE OWNERS & THEIR GUESTS. 

TO REGISTER and PAY:   CLICK HERE

Questions about registration? Contact Dave Noelken at: cdnoelken@comcast.net

Questions about event? Contact Cyndi Stuart at: socialchairporsche12@gmail.com

COST: $75/PER PERSON, INCLUDES OPEN BAR

 

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