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The following Zone 1 events are in addition to the hundreds of events put on by the 17 Regions within Zone 1 and those put on by the PCA National organization. The National events such as Parade, Tech Tactics and many others, are not to be missed. Be sure to check out www.pca.org for the complete list of events.
2019 “48 Hours at The Glen”- Zone 1 Driver Education
Watkins Glen, NY May 17-19
We are blessed that the storied Watkins Glen Race Track is located in Zone 1 and delighted that we’re able to take you there for the Zone 1 “48 Hours at the Glen” DE weekend. Whether you’re a novice or experienced DE driver, don’t miss this opportunity to drive in the tracks of past glorious winners of Formula 1, NASCAR, Trans-Am, IROC and IndyCar races that have been held here over the years. Watkins Glen is a well-maintained, gorgeous track with 11 corners and wonderful elevation changes. It is set in a beautiful location, a short drive from the historic town of Watkins Glen. Just like at your own region DE events, you’ll be organized into run groups, so that you’re on the track with others of similar experience and capability. Instructors ride with drivers in the less advanced run groups, providing guidance and feedback to help the drivers develop their skills during the weekend. This event also includes the National Instructor Training Program which takes place on the preceding Friday.
If you’ve been meaning to drive the Watkins Glen track, but have never quite got around to it, this is the year to do it. Just click on the link below to see more details and how to register. Come out and enjoy the track, the camaraderie and have yourself a great PCA Zone 1 weekend of fun.
2019 Zone 1 Club Race: “Clash at the Glen”
Watkins Glen, NY May 31 - June 2
If you’re a PCA racer, Watkins Glen has got to be on your bucket list of tracks to drive. If you’ve driven it before, don’t miss this chance to come back to improve your times and win on this track where great racers such as Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney found glory.
Maybe it’s the sheer joy of racing on this superb, well-maintained track with its thrilling elevation changes, or imagining they are running with Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx or Derek Bell, that brings out over 250 racers from all over the USA and Canada to make this Zone 1 Club Race the largest on the PCA Club Racing circuit. PCA members are welcome to attend and perhaps consider how they may make the transition from Driver Education to Club Racing. Once again, Finger Lakes Region has organized a hospitality package at the Glen Club, so if you’re not racing, come along and enjoy good company, good food and a great view of the racing in the comfort of the Glen Club, courtesy of those friendly guys at Finger Lakes Region.
Click on the flyers for more details and how to register for the Clash or the Glen Club hospitality (deadline May 23).
2019 Zone 1 Autocross Weekend
Devens Airfield, Ayer, MA . September 14-15
A whole weekend of Autocross at Devens Airfield that provides a hard-to-beat venue with its excellent 0.8 mile course set-up in a rural location. The length of the course and the high number of runs make it perfect for beginners to develop their car control skills, while experienced Autocrossers battle to reduce their run times and win as the fastest in their class.
But it’s not just the challenge and fun of zooming around those cones, it’s the social time in between and at the Saturday night barbecue, where you’ll enjoy great company among Autocrossers from all over Zone 1. See flyer for more details.
2019 Zone 1 Gimmick Rally and Concours d’Elegance
Delaware, PA September 20-22
This year we’re sneaking just beyond the borders of Zone 1 to be at a really special and historic location on the Delaware River, The Shawnee Inn Resort. Our fun weekend is co-hosted with Northern New Jersey region. It kicks off with a Friday evening reception at the Shawnee Inn Brew Pub, followed on Saturday by the Concours d’Elegance on the beautiful front lawn of the inn. On Sunday morning you’ll set off on the Gimmick Rally through the Scenic Pocono Mountains, solving puzzles, looking out for tricks and either praising or cursing the Rallymaster for his dastardly clever clues. It all ends with laughs and a delicious lunch to round off the weekend.
2019 Boardwalk Reunion
Ocean City, NJ October 19
Zone 1 and Zone 2 are co-hosting and working with the 356 Registry to bring you
the first annual Boardwalk Reunion at Ocean City, New Jersey on Saturday, October 19. This new and exciting event will bring hundreds of Porsches to ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort’ on the South Jersey shore. Boardwalk Reunion is more than just a laidback cars and coffee on the Boards - it’s a unique opportunity to drive up onto and display your Porsche on one of New Jersey’s most iconic Boardwalks against an ocean backdrop that is simply spectacular. You’ll be able to meet and socialize with Porsche owners from across the Mid-Atlantic, and savor Ocean City at its most beautiful and peaceful time of the year. We’ll marshal at Ocean City’s Municipal Airport at 10 AM, depart an hour later under police escort, and then park and hang out on the mile-long Boardwalk until 4:00 PM. Many Boardwalk shops and eateries will be open, and the pristine beaches are just on the other side of the boardwalk railing. A social at one of the New Jersey shore’s most historic hotels- the charming Flanders Hotel, where there will be a reserved weekend room block for attendees. Registration fees will be minimal and announced at a later date- we would like everyone to enjoy this event for what it is: a low-key Porsche gathering “Down the Shore” at Ocean City at the height of Autumn. Contact Bob Gutjahr at or Ellen Beck at for further information.
Woodstock, VT September 4 - 7
Zone 1 and its Green Mountain, Hudson Champlain, Connecticut Valley and Northeast regions are honored to host this PCA National event, “Treffen Vermont” – a four-day opportunity for you to meet fellow club members and Porsche enthusiasts from all over North America in one of those bucket list locations- the beautiful hills and valleys of rural Vermont.
You’ll drive some of the best roads in North America and enjoy top class hospitality at the Woodstock Inn in the charming village of Woodstock. PCA has booked the entire hotel (about 130 rooms), so it will be exclusively ours to enjoy sumptuous dinners and social evenings in this grand, historic venue. After the Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, you’ll be up the next morning to drive on your chosen tour of the six offered. On Friday, you’ll be out again on your second choice of tour, maybe to view the covered bridges of Vermont, to visit Fort Ticonderoga in New York or the historic Vermont Dorset Inn that welcomed its first guests in 1796. Saturday is for just hanging out and exploring Woodstock, or for taking one of the self-guided tours on offer, before heading back for the grand finale dinner and social.
PCA Upper Canada Region’s
Ultimate Porsche and Germany Trip
Sept 11 - 23
Just a few spots left! Sept. 11 to 23! Full day at Porsche in Stuttgart with a two-hour custom private tour of the factory where the 911, Boxster, Cayman and Taycan are built; private one-hour guided tour of the museum; gourmet dinner at Christophorus restaurant! Plus the big Frankfurt auto show, reserved PCA UCR tables at Oktoberfest in Munich, sightseeing! Option to rent and drive Porsches! Plus more! Full info and itinerary: https://pcaucr.org/the-pca-ucr-2019-discover-porsche-and-germany-trip/
Around the Zone
We are looking forward to resuming event coverage early in 2019!