NEW and UPDATE events are highlighted below. 


NEW: Adrian Silva Update

Those of you who actually read my weekly email may remember a few months ago I introduced you all to Adrian and “Chip” Silva. Adrian entered our “Best Story of 2020” contest, and while he didn’t win, his story was compelling. Adrian and his wife, Chip, moved to the HCR region and Georgetown last year from California, to be closer to their son, Cody, and his family and their grandchild. I was personally struck by the family-focus of the story. Adrian convinced his son, Cody, to buy his first Porsche last year and join HCR.


Adrian reached out to me later in the Spring, needing help selling his Miami Blue 911, due to his health prognosis. I enlisted the aid of GT International and Caliber Collision, to help facilitate the sale of the car.


The good news is that, through our efforts and communication, the car sold quickly to a local individual. The not-so-good news is that Chip called me this past week to tell me that Adrian passed away on June 19th.


I had a great conversation with Chip. I committed to her that our club would respond if she needed anything from HCR, and she was grateful for the support that she and Adrian received from us in their short time as HCR members. 


On behalf of HCR, we wish the Silva family peace and comfort in their lives, and the hope that we will all get a chance to meet Chip and her son, Cody, and his family, at a future event.



July Tech Session with Maverick Region at Werks 11: All About Paint

Come join us at Werks11 (302 W. Adams in Temple, Texas) THIS SATURDAY, July 31. The event starts at 9:00AM and we look to be wrapped up by noon. Julian Avent has a terrific auto paint expert on his team, and he will be providing tons of useful information on all things “paint”. Breakfast and coffee are included.


Please note this is a joint event with Maverick Region. Currently, Maverick is bringing more members to the tech session than HCR. REALLY? Since when do we let another region out-perform us? Come on folks, sign up and show up and support HCR and our great supporter, Werks 11!


Event details and registration link can be found here: July Tech Session



Ladies Lunch Bunch

As usual, the August Ladies Lunch will be held on the first Wednesday of the month, and the next one will be on August 4th at 11:30am. The destination is Bazille, which is on the second floor of Nordstrom Domain.

If you (ladies) are interested in attending, please email Michelle at:


Event details are here at the HCR Calendar.



Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is set for the second Thursday of the month. The next date is August 12th at 11:30am, and the location is the ever-popular Quality Seafood! 

For those of you who may be new to Austin, Quality Seafood is a foodie institution, with terrific seafood and great commaraderie with fellow members. If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t fret….they have chicken dishes, too.

Bob will have our usual private room, and due to staffing shortage that most businesses are facing these days, you will order at the counter on your way in (just like the regular customers). No pre-registration or RSVP required.


Event details are at the HCR Calendar.


Bob is always glad to hear that you are planning on coming or if you will be bringing a large group. Bob can be reached at:



Happy Hour is Back!!!

Greg Harrington is happy to report the return of the North Happy Hour. He is set for Thursday, August 19th at Hank’s, located at 5811 Berkman Dr. The event runs from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Hank’s is in a great central Austin location near the Mueller area, with HH prices, plenty of free parking, and space for lots of Porsches!


Event details are at the HCR Calendar.



August Tech Session at HD Motorsports

Join our intrepid Tech Session co-Chairs Stacey and Tuffy at a “new to HCR” shop: HD Motorsports, located at 2118 Downing Lane, Suite 120 in Leander. Our event is on Saturday, August 21, from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Lunch is provided.


Event details and registration links are in the HCR Calendar.



Sept Tech Session at Porsche Austin

Our first tech session at the new location in NW Austin is now posted in our calendar and ready for registrations. Attendance is will be capped at 60, so don’t delay your registration!


Event details and registration links are in the HCR Calendar.



NEW: HCR Family Bike Night at Circuit of the Americas!!!!

In September, our SchnellFest HPDE organizers are adding something brand new for our members who also enjoy 2-wheel sports!  September 17-19 we’ll host a “SchnellFest HPDE” at COTA.  But at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday September 18th, the COTA race surface will be closed to cars… but open to bicycles!  You, your friends and family members can ride your bicycles on the COTA race surface utilizing 3 different course lengths: 1.5, 2.8 or the full 3.4 mile Grand Prix Circuit.  (No powered vehicles are allowed – bicycles only!).


This “Family Bike Night” is free and begins at 5:15 p.m. Saturday September 18.  


Pre-registration and e-signature of liability waivers on is required.  No on-site registrations will be accepted.


For more information and registration, log onto: Event Details ::  


Thanks very much!



Rolling Stones change Fall SchnellFest Driver Ed to September 17-19 !!!

Those aging English Rock n Rollers “The Rolling Stones” are coming to COTA in November… so we have changed our Fall Schnell Fest weekend to September 17-19.  

  • Registration will open at Noon on Wednesday August 4 at Austin Schnell Fest :: is not yet active). Be sure to mark your calendars with both dates!
  • For first time HPDE drivers we will run an “Introduction to HPDE” (“ITH”) on Friday September 17th. Registration fee for the ITH will be only $299.   
  • Instructors will have only one student per day.
  • Questions?  Austin Schnell Fest :: or contact


To assure yourself a spot in this event be sure to register and pay immediately after Noon Central Time on August 4!  


We look forward to seeing you at COTA September 17-19 for SchnellFest High Performance Driver Education! 



Looking Back

We had a fantastic driving tour yesterday, out to Llano for BBQ and then on to Fredericksburg for outstanding ice cream. Honestly, I think that’s now my favorite ice cream destination . . . I was overwhelmed with all the choices! 

Many thanks to our Tourmasters for the event, Chris McChesney and our newest sponsor and advertiser, Driving Adventures USA (John Konacki). I drove roads I hadn’t been on previously, and they were an absolute blast in my GT3! 

(Thanks guys.)



Our objective continues to be to keep our membership up to date on what is going on in HCR, as well as PCA nationally. Please remember, our goal is to deliver events that allow you to participate safely, and to ensure you have fun!  


If any questions or comments, please let me know.  


Charlie Sparks

President – Hill Country Region

Porsche Club of America


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