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Upcoming HCRPCA Events

Sep 11
September Lunch Bunch at County Line on the Lake
County Line on the Lake, 5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX
Oct 18
Sep 05

 

FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

November 16-18, 2012

LATEST NEWS: Over 730 PCA Members, their families and friends will be seated together at the F1 USGP!! It is projected that over 1000 PCA Members will attend the event! This is outstanding!

NEW: Children under 12 will receive a free general admission ticket for the USGP at COTA on Friday, Nov. 16, when accompanied by a parent or guardian who has purchased a ticket.

 

corral

 

Hill Country PCA Corral at the world-famous Salt Lick Pavilion in Driftwood, TX!

November 17, 2012

LATEST NEWS:

HCR PCA CORRAL SOLD OUT! THANKS for your support!

Jens Walther and Patrick Long will be at the Corral!

Start time delayed to 5 PM due to F1 USGP schedule.

Over 500 Members have purchased tickets to the Corral! You don't need to attend the F1 USGP to participate in this event! This will be the best and biggest social event of the year for HCR and Zone 5! Come join your friends for a great time!

Please note that you need to purchase a separate ticket to the Corral. The Corral admission is not included in your PCA COTA ticket purchase!

Come join your PCA DE, racing, touring and social buddies at the Corral, you don't have to attend the F1 Grand Prix to participate. We have signups from all Texas Regions and from all around the US and we know that there will be upwards of1000 PCA members, families and friends at the USGP who will be considering joining the Corral rather than fighting "larger than Halloween-sized crowds" in downtown Austin.

 

 

We have plenty of free parking and the Salt Lick Pavilion is used to catering to much larger events; they will have the appropriate number of buffet lines, seating, etc.

Included in the Corral are:

 

 

  • A four meat BBQ meal with sides and dessert!
  • BBQ pit tour and BBQ tips from the “Pit-master”!
  • USGP perspective by “Quick” Vic Elford!
  • We have invited Pirelli Cup, ALMS, and Porsche Motorsports!
  • Live Austin entertainment featuring Malford Milligan, and mariachis!
  • New Porsche models on display – courtesy of Roger Beasley Porsche!
  • Vintage Porsches and Race Cars on display!
  • Win Free Door Prizes including:
    - Tickets for entry into the first ever PCA DE at COTA!
    - Tickets, paddock and parking passes for the 2013 ALMS race at COTA!
    - Authentic Flying Lizard and TRG race car memorabilia!!
  • Drive your Porsche directly from COTA to acres of free parking at the Corral!
  • Cash bar

 

- To purchase tickets to the Hill Country PCA Corral which includes the Salt Lick BBQ go to : www.clubregistration.net

 

COTA SURVEY

Hill Country Region is requesting PCA Members interested in the 2012 F1 USGP and other potential events at COTA including future USGP, ALMS or Rolex GT races, or participating in DEs or club races at COTA to take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eBrake

This will help HCR, Zone 5, and PCA National in further planning and assessing Members’ needs.

Your interests are important to us, PLEASE take the survey=> https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eBrake

 

 

RACE EVENT MERCHANDISE

Sorry. We will not be able to offer caps and shirts this year! We will plan earlier next year and have merchandise to order well prior to the event.

 

FAQs

 

 

 

What are my ticketing options?

 

 

 

Special Offer for PCA Members: EXPIRED!

 

 

 

 

  • From June 7- July 8, prior to ticket sales opening up to the general public, PCA Members will be able to purchase three day passes to the event and reserve their seats in two select areas of the Turn 12 Grandstand being held exclusively for PCA. The passes are $399/499 per person.. Each member can purchase up to eight passes.

 

 

LATEST NEWS: Sold out!

 

 

  • NEW: Children under 12 will receive a free general admission ticket on Friday, Nov. 16, when accompanied by a parent or guardian who has purchased a ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Public Ticket Sales:

 

 

 

 

  • Personal Seat Licenses are available now through the www.circuitoftheamericas.com website. They offer a multiyear license for a reserved seat ($1.5-5K) which allows the PSL purchaser to buy a seasonal ticket for this seat ($500-1500).
  • General Admission tickets at $159 per person (do not include any seating) SOLD OUT
  • Grandstand tickets for turns 2-5 at $299 per person SOLD OUT
  • Grandstand tickets for turn 11 at $249 per person  SOLD OUT
  • Grandstand tickets for turn 12 at 399/499 per person SOLD OUT
  • Grandstand tickets for turn 9 and turn 11 west are SOLD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When should I book my Travel and Accommodations?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ASAP. Folks are coming from all over the world and the US for this event.

 

 

Hotels - Book early! All major hotel chains are represented in Austin and environs.

 

 

RV Parking in the Austin Area

 

 

 

 

What about transportation?

 

To and from Austin, TX

 

  • Air transportation
    • Austin Bergstrom airport (AUS) is located 10 minutes from COTA http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport/airlines.htm
    • Airports in San Antonio (SAT), Houston (IAH) and (HOU), and Dallas- Fort Worth (DFW) are located two to four hours drive from Austin
    • Private Airfields are available in the Austin area
    • There are eight helipads located at COTA
  • Passenger Rail
    • Amtrak stops in downtown Austin
  • Bus
    • Greyhound has a bus terminal in Austin
  • Auto
    • Austin is connected via Interstate 35 directly to Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio
    • There are also excellent routes between Houston to Austin
    • All major auto rental agencies are available in Austin and at the various airports

 

 

To and from COTA

 

  • COTA Transportation Plan details=> http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/AustinGrandPrix/Transportation%2BPlan_SHEETS_1-5_final05212012.pdf
  • Bus transportation (free!!)
    • Included in all ticketing options.
    • There will be three designated shuttle bus park-and-ride locations in the greater Austin area. Shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off locations include the corner of 15th Street and Trinity Street in downtown Austin, the Travis County Fair and Expo Center at 7311 Decker Lane, and at Austin Bergstrom Airport (this location sold out).

 

  • Parking at COTA
    • Limited number of parking spaces at event
    • Will be offered exclusively for purchase at $150 for three days first to PSL and Executive Suite ticket holders only.
    • COTA will consider establishing a Porsche vehicle (only) parking area for our Members to purchase passes for at $150 after they understand PSL and Executive suite parking purchases better.
    • COTA offered parking passes to PCA Members for $150. (CLOSED AFTER OFFER PERIOD).
    • Please note: Vehicles without a parking pass will not be allowed anywhere near COTA. There will be no drop-off area.

 

 

 

Transportation to and from Salt Lick Pavilion

 

  • Directions to  the Salt Lick

    • From Travis County Expo Center
    • From Downtown Austin
    • From COTA: Mapquest directions => http://mapq.st/MbDtJE
    • There is plenty of free vehicle parking at the Salt Lick  Pavilion (over 500 parking spots with another 500+ close by).
What’s this event at the Salt Lick Pavilion?

 

Hill Country PCA Corral:

 

We decided to host an event for PCA Members, their families and friends during the USGP weekend! You don't need to attend the USGP to come and join us at the Salt Lick!

 

In conjunction with the USGP, Hill Country Region will be hosting the Hill Country PCA Corral at the world famous Salt Lick BBQ Restaurant Pavilion on Saturday November 17 starting at 5 PM.

 

Included in the Corral are:

 

  • A four meat BBQ meal with sides and dessert!
  • BBQ pit tour and BBQ tips from the “Pit-master”!
  • USGP perspective by “Quick” Vic Elford!
  • We have invited Pirelli Cup, ALMS, and Porsche Motorsports!
  • Live Austin entertainment featuring Malford Milligan, and mariachis!
  • New Porsche models on display – courtesy of Roger Beasley Porsche!
  • Vintage Porsches and Race Cars on display!
  • Win Free Door Prizes including:
    - Tickets for entry into the first ever PCA DE at COTA!
    - Tickets, paddock and parking passes for the 2013 ALMS race at COTA!
    - Authentic Flying Lizard and TRG race car memorabilia!!
  • Drive your Porsche directly from COTA to acres of free parking at the Corral!
  • Cash bar
  • You don’t have to attend the USGP to come to the Corral!
  • International Porsche Club Members have been invited!

 

How much does it cost and where can PCA Members purchase tickets to the HCR PCA Corral?

 

  • Tickets are $80 per person. We are filling up - so sign up now! To purchase tickets for the HCR PCA Corral including Salt Lick BBQ, go to www.clubregistration.net
  • Please note that you need to purchase a separate ticket to the Corral. The Corral admission is not included in your PCA COTA ticket purchase!
  • Please register early!

 

When and how will Race Event Merchandise be offered for sale?

 

  • Sorry. We will not be able to offer caps and shirts this year!
  • We will plan earlier next year and have merchandise to order well prior to the event.

 

 

How can I help HCR, Zone 5, and PCA National with respect to the 2012 USGP and future events at COTA?

 

Take the Survey!

 

  • Hill Country Region is requesting PCA Members interested in this event and other potential events at COTA including future USGP, potential ALMS or Rolex GT races, or participating in DEs or club races at COTA to take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eBrake
  • This will help HCR, Zone 5, and PCA National in further planning and assessing Members’ needs
  • We will post the results of the Survey!

 

Where do I go if you didn’t answer my question or I need additional assistance?

 

  • If you have other questions please send an email to the HCRPCA F1 USGP team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an HCR Member will respond back, lickety split!  We will post received questions that we perceive to be of general interest on this FAQ page and provide a small prize to the person who asks the most significant question.  Good luck!