Everglades Region Wins 2021 PCA Public Service Award

Since the Porsche Club of America was formed in 1955, regions have prioritized community service and charitable contributions. In 2002, PCA decided to recognize the unique and diverse programs implemented by regions throughout PCA in support of public service.

The PCA Public Service Awards recognize the regions that have conducted the most outstanding charity or community service event or events during the year. The winning regions demonstrate the highest standards in meeting the objectives and the ideals of the PCA in providing service and support to charities and the community. 

On July 17th 2021, the prestigious 1st Place award was presented to The Everglades Region Porsche Club of America. Many thanks to our club president, John Petracco, our outstanding board of directors, Porsche of Naples, Porsche of Fort Myers,  and the countless volunteers and partners that make our events and charitable endeavors such resounding successes.


Upcoming Events

What: Porsche Car Corral at the Cape Coral Oktoberfest

When: October 31, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: German American Club of Cape Coral, 2101 SW Pine Island Rd Cape Coral, FL 33991

Join us at the Cape Coral Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature a Porsche corral, which will be limited to the first 20 Porsches to RSVP. Beyond the corral there is ample unreserved free parking. RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your space! (PCA Everglades Region will be in the big tent. Look for the Porsche flags on the tables.)

The cost for this event is $8.00 at the gate. Please address any questions to Mike Andrade at porschamike@aol.com or call 239-738-6290.

What: Cars & Coffee Fort Myers

When: November 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Where: Porsche Fort Myers, 10064 Daniels Interstate Ct, Fort Myers, FL

PCA Everglades Region will co-host Cars & Coffee at Porsche Fort Myers on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Upon arrival at the dealership, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and car wash. All Everglades members, Porsche owners, and exotic car owners are welcome.

RSVP at 866-603-6022.

What: 4th Annual NCH Car Show

When: November 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples FL 34110

This event is free to attend. If you would like to register your car into the event, fill out the registration form below and send to medicalstaffoffice@nchmd.org by October 29, 2021.

What: Beach N’ Brews Craft Beer Event

When: November 18, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

Where: Lover’s Key State Park, 8700 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Join the PCA Everglades Region on November 18th for a night of live music and fun on the beach, featuring craft beer from local breweries and delicious treats from popular food trucks.   

Several local area breweries will be in attendance, including Riptide Brewing, Coastal Dayz Brewing, Labelle Brewing, Islamorada Beer Co., Funky Buddha, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, and more! Come choose your favorite beer for the People’s Choice Award! Food trucks on site include The DogHouse and Cajun Gringos.

$75 VIP per person tickets are limited, and allow our members and guests early entry at 5pm for a beautiful sunset and includes VIP covered gazebo seating right on the beach, food vouchers and a gift bag, and gives us a chance for parking together. A limited number of VIP tickets may still be available, so contact Steve Wassersug asap if you are interested in VIP seating in order for us to guarantee your reservation.  

When the limited number of VIP seats are gone, the $50 regular admission from 6pm-9pm includes a commemorative cup and free beer samples all night and you’ll bring your own beach seating. All of the proceeds go to the Welcome & Discovery Center Project at Lovers Key State Park.

The deadline to register is September 30th. Contact Steve Wassersug if you are interested. Registration is non-refundable.

Steve Wassersug: 239-822-4338 or steve.wassersug@getf.org

What: 3rd Annual Mayhem at the Mancaves

When: November 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Island Storage Suites, 10950 Old South Way, Fort Myers, FL 33908

PCA Everglades Region members are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Mayhem at the Mancaves event on November 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. We will have special parking for the first 25 cars, so sign-up early! Just put your phone camera on the QR code in the flyer above and it will take you into Venmo to pay — or you can pay at the door. “Mancave” owners will have their garages and artwork out for all to see. 

If you have questions, please email JP Petracco at jpetracco@comcast.net.

What: 3rd Annual Rookery Bay Classic Car Show

When: November 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples, FL 34113

Visit https://rookerybay.org/events/classic-car-show/ to register or for more information.

What: Heels and Wheels

When: November 19

Where: Porsche Naples, 3147 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104

What: “Beyond Seat Time” Autocross School

When: November 20-21, 2021

Where: Buckingham Airfield, 3987 Sunset Rd., Lehigh Acres, FL

We’re excited to announce the return of the “Beyond Seat Time” Autocross School on November 20-21 at Buckingham Airfield. Vivek Goel, author and creator of Beyond Seat Time (BEST) will be back to host his 2nd school. For those of you who know Vivek, attended his 2019 school or study BEST, no further introduction for Vivek is necessary! There is no better way to improve and get faster in this sport than through quality instruction / coaching and seat time.

No amount of money spent on car mod’s can compete with knowledge, skill and experience. If you’ve previously attended an Evo or Solo Pro school and didn’t attend our 2019 BEST school, give this one a try. This school approaches autocross from a very different perspective than Evo or SP and focuses heavily on the BEST online curriculum. We highly recommend enrolling and taking the online course before the school. Go to www.beyondseattime.com 

The school is structured in a two day program:

Day 1 is intended for National level drivers. This school will focus on Euler Spiral corner entry and exit, line selection, connecting corners, driving consistently at the limit, mental outlook, using vision, reading courses to execute entry / exit of elements and error recovery. Saturday’s class is limited to the first 12 drivers registered and paid. The tuition for Saturday’s class is $400.

Day 2 is the best choice for the majority of Everglades Region members. This school will focus on event preparation & course walking skills, line selection, how to place your car correctly to enter / exit elements on course, car control, where and when to cut distance and how to put it all together to execute your best run. This school will be very individualized to be able to cater to drivers of all skill levels from the beginner to national champions. The Sunday program is open to the first 20 drivers to register and pay. Tuition for Sunday is $300. If you are registering for Day 1 and just can’t get enough, you can register for the entire weekend for $550.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Kring at mnymgr2001@yahoo.com. 

What: Wheels and Espresso

When: November 28, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

Where: Hello Coffee, 15495 Tamiami Trail N Unit 106, Naples, FL

Wheels and Espresso will take place on the fourth Sunday of every month. Drivers only will receive a free cup of poured coffee. The event will feature a Street Concours Show for Porsches. Only the exterior of the car will be judged and all attendees will vote in two categories, 4 door cars and two door sports cars. Special gifts will be provided to the winners.

What: Porsche Parade to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

When: December 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Glory Days Grill, 5056 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912