Record Turnout For Recent Everglades Region Autocross Event

 

Record Turnout For Recent Everglades Region Autocross Event

Everglades Region PCA enjoyed a record car and driver turnout for the February 19th autocross at Buckingham Field. 45 drivers took on the challenging, Tom Kring designed course. Buckingham Field is a WWII era training base located in Lehigh Acres, and is considered one of Lee County’s premier autocross facilities.

24 Porsches took to the track including a 911 Turbo S, Cayman GT4, 718 Cayman S, 718 Boxster S and a 996 series GT3.
Fast time of the day was set by Darrin Dismo, laying down a 43.936 second run in his Mazda MX5. PCA Zone 12 Rep, Steve Kidd was third quickest behind the wheel of his GT3 with a best time of 44.362 seconds. Six of the top ten times were recorded by Porsche drivers.
Complete results can be viewed on this website. Select Driving Events from the menu bar, click on the Autocross tab and then scroll down the page.

Additional photos from the event can also be viewed on this website. Select Gallery from the menu bar and then click on the Autocross Gallery tab.

Special thanks to Porsche of Naples and Porsche of Fort Myers for sponsoring the event. And thanks to our friends at Gulf Coast Autocrossers for their assistance with track logistics, timing and scoring.

Watch your inbox and the Everglades Region PCA calendar for news on our next autocross event.

AUTOQUEST TO HOST CARS ‘N COFFEE SUNDAY MARCH 5TH… record turnout expected

Sunday March 5… a Very Special Cars ’n Coffee will be held at AutoQuest in Fort Myers

 

This promises to be a special event and it’s shaping up to be the largest turnout ever based upon responses.

AutoQuest, The Everglades Region PCA as well as other Vendors will be providing free refreshments.

Click HERE for AutoQuest’s website. They are located at 14498 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers · (239) 432-1700. The event will be held from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on March 5th and is free to the public.

All the details about the event can be found on the Cars ‘n Coffee Facebook fanpage below:

Click (HERE) for the Cars ’n Coffee Facebook fanpage.

A Chance to Try your Karting Skills at Andersen RacePark on Sunday, April 23rd

TEST YOUR KARTING SKILLS ON SUNDAY APRIL 23 at ANDERSON RACEPARK

Everglades Region PCA, sponsored by Porsche of Naples and Porsche of Fort Myers, is pleased to announce an exciting day of karting at Andersen Race Park on Sunday, April 23rd.

Andersen Race Park is a fantastic, 18 acre facility located in Palmetto, Florida, featuring a mile long road course circuit. It’s home to numerous karting events and championships, as well as being a site for “ Road to Indy” open wheel testing. Click HERE for more information about the Anderson RacePark facility. Everglades Region members will participate in 6-hours of track time. These are not amusement park go-carts !

This event is open to both drivers and spectators, male and female, but you must be a current PCA member to register. The cost for drivers is $50.00 (includes kart, helmet rental, lunch and refreshments) and $15.00 for spectators (includes entry, lunch and refreshments). You must be 18 yrs of age and a licensed driver (per our insurance agreement) to drive. All drivers must wear long pants and closed toe shoes. If you want to bring your own helmet, it must be closed face with a visor. Racing gloves are recommended if you have them.

Participants will drive in run groups similar to a DE event, separated by your karting experience. The three run groups include:

* Novice

* Intermediate

* Advanced/Expert

Experience level will be defined when you register. Note that you may be moved to another run group at the discretion of the Everglades Region motorsports chair or the Andersen Race Park staff.

On April 23rd, there will be a driver’s meeting at 8:45am sharp at the track. ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND. If you are late or miss the driver’s meeting you won’t be able to drive.

Registration

To register click HERE . Registration will open on Monday, February 20th and close on Sunday, April 16th. Registration is limited to the first 100 paid participants (drivers or spectators). If you do not have an account with club registration, you’ll need to complete the account set-up and choose a login name and password. From there, search for events by Everglades PCA and you will find the April 23rd event. All registration & payment must be made via the club registration website. Registration or payment WILL NOT be accepted in person or onsite after April 16th.

Questions?

Contact Tom Kring – Everglades Region Motorsports Chair at 239-691-0652 or email him at: mnymgr2001@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you at the track on April 23rd !

**PORSCHE RIDE ESCORTS NEEDED**

HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF BEING A RIDE ESCORT?

**THIS IS YOUR CHANCE**

Hopefully you had a chance to read our February 3rd email announcing the 2017 Pan Florida Challenge. And you may be wondering what can possibly be exciting about driving your Porsche 90 miles at a slow pace. A bit like entering a Kentucky thoroughbred in a hometown parade?

Well this particular Everglades Region event is not about speed or high performance thrills. It’s about giving back so that thousands of kids in SW Florida don’t go hungry on the weekends. Six hours behind the wheel of a Porsche may be a long time, but it’s nothing compared to the cyclists who will spend six hours in the saddle, pedaling across south Florida!

We are a third of the way to our 12 driver goal for the 2017 Pan Florida Challenge! We could really use your help to fill the field.

What’s it all about

The Pan Florida Challenge is a two day, 170-mile, bicycle ride from Estero to Fort Pierce on the east coast. The ride raises funds to provide meals for hungry kids in South Florida. The money raised in 2016 is feeding 2,500 elementary school children all year long, at 36 schools and aftercare sites in eight Florida counties. The 2017 challenge is to feed 2 million meals to hungry kids !
This is a wonderful way for Everglades Region members to support a charitable cause, enjoy a day in your Porsche and aid the cyclists.

Our own Everglades PCA member Robert “Vigo” Vigorito is the
PFC 2017 Event Director, PFC Rider

Full event details can be viewed at PANFLORIDACHALLENGE

How can you help

The ride takes place Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12.

We are looking for 12 Everglades Region members willing to volunteer their personal time and their beautiful Porsches to serve as ride escorts. The event organizers are expecting over 100 cyclists. Riders will be broken into groups based on their long distance pace capability, with Porsche cars escorting each group. The Day 1, Saturday route will run from Germain Arena in Estero to Lake Placid, with an overnight stay at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center. Day 2, will run from Lake Placid to the conclusion in Fort Pierce. Everglades Region escort drivers are welcome to participate in the entire 2-day event. Several of our members escorted the entire ride in 2016 and reported a fantastic experience.

As a minimum, we ask volunteers to escort as far as Lake Placid on Day 1. That’s about a 90 mile drive. Assuming the cyclists average 15mph, you would be on the road for about 6 hours. At that point, you would be free to return home. Or if you wish, spend the night, bond with the riders and help them get started on Sunday morning. Hotel accommodations will be available in Lake Placid if you are interested.

John Freund, a new Everglades Region member, has already committed to the event and will serve as Porsche Escort Captain. Thank you John !  

facebook.com/PanFloridaChallenge/

instagram.com/panfloridachallenge

How do you signup

Click here to send an email. Please include:

* your name
* your email address and a phone contact number
* what Porsche vehicle you will be driving
* how far you will be able to escort

Questions? Send an email to the address above or

Call me at 832-405-2023.

Dave Noelken
Everglades Region PCA
Vice President & Club Liaison

Everglades Region PCA Members are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual British Italian German Sports and Collector Car Show on Sunday, March 5th

Everglades Region PCA Members are Invited to Participate

Sunday March 5, 201

Fifth Annual British, Italian, German Sports and Collector Car Show

This event, sponsored by Triumphs of Southwest FL, will take place at the Jaycee Park in Cape Coral, on the banks of the scenic Caloosahathchee River. Entrance is free to the public. Gates open at 10:00am and awards will be presented at 2:00pm. In addition to the car show, there will be raffle items, a 50/50 drawing and vendor tables. Food and beverages will be provided by St Andrew’s Boy Scout Troop 34.

Participating cars should enter the park between 8:30 and 10:00am. Show participants will vote for their favorite cars within each class. Porsche entries will compete in one of two classes:

Car Class:

G4 = Porsche up to 1998

G5 = Porsche 1999 and newer

Registration:

Click on this link below to view / print the car class information and entry form.

Register Form Here

Pre-registration ends on February 24th. Pre-registered cars will receive goody bags and dash plaques.

Entry fee is $25 prior to February 24th for the first car and $20 for each additional car. After the 24th, entry fee for all cars is $30.

Location:

The Jaycee Park is located at 4215 SE 20 Place, Cape Coral, 33904. If you are traveling up from the south, College Parkway and the Cape Coral Bridge provide easy access.

What a great way to spend a winter Sunday in SW Florida! Two events back to back.

Start your morning at our Car’s & Coffee event in Fort Myers (free coffee & donuts) and then carry-on to Cape Coral for the BIG show.

For the details about Sunday morning’s Cars and Coffee Event, check out:

Cars ‘n Coffee Facebook fanpage       

Everglades Region and Porsche have historically had a strong presence at the show, let’s make 2017 an even bigger gathering of the marque.

Questions:

Call or email Dave Noelken at 832-405-2023 or evergladesregionpca12@gmail.com

Season Opening Autocross at Buckingham Airfield in Lehigh Acres on Sunday, February 19th.

Happy New Year !!

We are pleased to announce our season opening autocross at Buckingham Airfield in Lehigh Acres on Sunday, February 19th.

If you are an experienced autocrosser, you know that Buckingham is one of the premier event facilities in the country. If you are new to the sport, it is an excellent opportunity to explore the performance capabilities of your Porsche in a local, controlled track environment.

Gates will open at 8:00am. Technical inspection will be from 8:00 until 8:45. The course will be open for walking until 9:15. The driver’s meeting will be at 9:30 and the course will go green at approximately 9:45. Lunch will be provided to registered drivers only. Instructors will be available for all novices or anyone else wanting an instructor. The awards presentation will be at approximately 2:30pm. Cost for PCA members is $30 and non-PCA members $40.

All Porsche drivers will be classed in their respective SCCA classes and compete for awards by class. Any classes with only a single driver competing will be bumped according to SCCA guidelines for trophies. Note there have been many changes in classing for 2017, so please consult the SCCA rules and classing at https://www.scca.com if you are unsure of your class for 2017.

You’ll need a Snell approved SA2010 or newer helmet to drive. A lawn chair and sun protection are recommended for your comfort.

ALL REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT https://clubregistration.net BY THE REGISTRATION END DATE. THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR PAYMENT. If this is your first time using clubregistration.net, you will need to create an account. Once inside the website, search for this Everglades Region PCA event and proceed with your registration.

NOTE: There will also be a special team competition after lunch with special prizes. Details will be provided at the event!

If you have questions, call or email me. Look forward to seeing you on Feb 19th!
Tom Kring
Driving Events Chair
mnymgr2001@yahoo.com
cell: 239-691-0652

Meet December’s New Members

Meet our New Members Who Joined in December

Mike Barth lives in Port Charlotte.

Nelson Bordeaux lives in Naples; Mike drives a 2013 Cayenne S Hybrid in Blue Metallic. 

Brian Boland lives in Naples; Brian drives a 2004 911 Carrera S Cabriolet in Arctic Silver.

Carlo Rumbolo lives in Naples; Carlo Drives a 2014 GT3 in White.

Michel Chenaille lives in Rotonda West, FL transferred from Niagara Region and drives a 2002 Boxster S in Silver. Michel’s Co-Member is Joel.

John Leone lives in Fort Myers, has transferred from the Northeast Region and drives a 2003 Boxster S in Silver.

Ray DeLong lives on Marco Island and drives a 2017 911 Turbo S. Ray transferred from the Alpine Mountain Region.

Jonathan Stuart lives in Cape Coral and drives a 2013 Boxster in Black.

Please join the Board in Welcoming our New Members!

 

 

 

 

Suncoast Region PCA Announces 2017 Sebring DE Schedule

Suncoast Region PCA Announces 2017 Sebring DE Schedule

Our PCA neighbors to the north, Suncoast Region, have released their 2017 Driver Education schedule for Sebring. DE is an opportunity to test the capabilities of your Porsche in a controlled, track environment. Driver instruction is available.

Everglades Region members are welcome to register for any of these events. Details are outlined in the flyer below. These are very popular events and they fill-up quickly.

There will not be a special Everglades Region announcement when registration opens for a particular date. If you are interested, you should monitor the www.clubregistration.net website.
Or contact the Suncoast Region DE Registrar at suncoastderegistrar@gmail.com.

If you have general questions about driver education, Sebring or car preparation, contact Tom Kring, Everglades Region Driving Events Chair, at 239-691-0652.

2017-sebring-de

Dawn of a New Collection of Watches, Made from Recycled Salvaged Porsche 911’s

Dawn of a New Collection of Watches, Made from Recycled Salvaged Porsche 911’s

In February 2017 the dawn of a new collection of watches, made from recycled salvaged Porsche 911’s, will be launched by Porsche enthusiast Thomas Kronevald. This unique Danish brand is named REC Watches. REC Watches carry out the concept by recovering car wrecks, recycling the parts into watch dials and finally reclaiming the wrecks as a brand new watches. Accompanying every watch is a 2 min video documentary about the car that became the watch.

Click on the link below read a lot more about this process. 

https://www.recwatches.com

On top of incorporating parts of an actual Porsche 911 into the watch, the design of the watch is heavily inspired by some of the Porsche 911 most iconic characteristics. A few highlights:

  • Organic Smooth Shapes of the Bodywork
  • Engine Grille
  • Fuchs Rims and Brake Caliber
  • Instrument Panel

Having worked more than a year fine-tuning the designs together with Porsche, they’re now reaching out to Porsche clubs and enthusiasts in order to get your feedback on their work hoping for feedback from you on the following:

  • The watch design – what do you think of the watches once the first pictures are released in early 2017
  • Would you or anyone you know who owns a Porsche be willing to sell the discarded parts of your car In order to make watches out of it and preserve it for eternity!

How You Can Help

If you find their upcoming project intriguing they would love to tell and show you more. You are of course also more than welcome to subscribe to their special newsletter on this new collection right here: https://www.recwatches.com/poll

They hope to get some feedback from you on this project!