NEW and UPDATE events are highlighted below.
NEW: Our Board met this past Tuesday, September 14, and voted unanimously to continue our current moratorium on indoor events for the next 30 days. For those events that have traditionally been indoors (i.e. tech sessions, lunch bunch, ladies lunch, happy hours, etc), if we can schedule those at a location or environment that affords us the opportunity to do them outdoors, we will do so and inform the membership. If not, we won’t hold the event. It’s that simple. Our Board will revisit the ban on indoor events at our October Board meeting.
NEW: You will notice a change in my email this week. I’m no longer attempting to insert a URL link to an event in our calendar. It just became too problematic and was a lot of work for me to try and ensure every link, every week, was still functional. So, going forward, and with the concurrence of the Executive Council this week, I will continue to do these member emails and highlight upcoming events. However, it will be up to the members (YOU!) to go onto our HCR webpage (hcrpca.org), pull up the calendar, and look through the events you want to attend. Our Event Coordinators will have all event information embedded in our calendar, and if we need a registration for the event, then that link to clubregistration.net will be out on the calendar entry for that event. We are leaving it up to our members to go onto our website, go to our event calendar, and choose the events they want to attend. I’m here to help highlight events coming up.
Tourmasters (we have two, and we could use 1-2 more)
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Sept 18: Tour to Kent Black’s BBQ in New Braunfels
For those that may remember, we had to cancel this tour earlier in the year due to a deluge of rain. Chris McChesney has resurrected the tour, and the date is this Saturday, September 18. So far, we have about 45 members signed up, so we have room to add more attendees and cars. Better act quick!
Sept 25: Tech Session at Porsche Austin
Our first tech session at the new location in NW Austin is set for Saturday, Sept 25th and is posted in our calendar. Attendance is capped at 75, and there is a wait list. Also, this event is subject to change, given our ongoing ban against indoor events. Our Tech Chair, Stacey Soules, is working with Porsche Austin to reconfigure the event…more details will be forthcoming on any possible changes to the event. Stay tuned!
Oct 10: Porsche / Ferrari Car Show and Concours
Porsche vs. Ferrari! OK, it’s a Car Show and Concours, not LeMans. But still, we want a big showing of support for our favorite beloved marque, Porsche! HCR member John Brindley has been planning the day in earnest with his Ferrari counterpart, and the venue is none other than Moorespeed.
The date is Sunday, October 10. It looks like we will have the show on the grassy field in front of Moorespeed, and the plans include several classes of entries. Entry fee is $25 to enter the Concours. We have room for more P-Cars in the judged event…it’s not Pebble Beach…yes, your car is good enough for an exterior-only judging! John promises to have some really cool award trophies, too! Plus food trucks, refreshments, etc.
Oct 16: Cars, Coffee and Croissants
The date is Saturday, October 16 and the location is Mozart’s Coffee Roasters at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. The event runs from 9am-noon. We will have a 40-car Porsche Corral out in front, with another parking lot available for overflow parking. We need the Corral filled up with P-Cars throughout the event, so registration will be needed.
Oct 23-24: Overnight Tour to Rockport!!
Well, here it is…we’ve discussed doing an overnighter for a long time, and Chris has cleared the decks and set the destination: Rockport! We will take different routes there and back. Plenty of time upon arrival for sightseeing. Dinner on Saturday and Brunch on Sunday promises to be excellent. Our limit is 10 rooms at the Lighthouse Inn hotel, and 6 are already taken.
Oct 30: Tour to Belton and Beyond
On Saturday, October 30, our newest Tourmaster, Ken Kalin, has a big route planned for us to the north and east, on roads I bet you haven’t been on, and that finishes in Belton, with an optional lunch.
Nov 6: GT International Fall Car Show
It’s time again for the annual Fall classic, the GT International Car Show! This year’s car show is on Saturday, November 6 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. There will be live music, food and fun! Porsche corral included.
Nov 13: Fall Autocross
Our Fall Autocross is on Saturday, November 13 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. At the last Autocross, we had a bunch of individuals from outside of PCA that joined us. While this is great from a financial perspective, our goal is to fill up the 60-person roster with PCA members. This event is now open to the public, and will fill up quickly, so don’t delay.
Nov 20: Petrol Lounge/HCR New Members’ Social, presented by XPEL Austin
Petrol Lounge will host this event at their new location at 2631 Kramer Lane in Austin. It’s bigger and waaaay better than their former location, with lots more cool cars. This event is for all members, and especially our members who joined us in 2021. But everyone is invited.
Please note attendance is capped at 75 people, and there will be a NON-refundable $10.00 per person administration fee at registration, to help defer the cost of tables, chairs, and table cloths.
Dec 4: Hill Country Scavenger Hunt Drive
Stacey and Rich Soule have organized a pretty swell scavenger hunt set for Saturday, December 4! Best part: you get to drive your P-Car to hunt for the scavenger items! Hint: you really need a navigator for this event.
Dec 10: Holiday Party
Our Annual Holiday Party is on the calendar again, on Friday evening, December 10. We are back out at the Village of The Hills Lakeway clubhouse, and it promises to be another great evening of fun, prizes, raffles, silent auction items, awards, and general frivolity. Once again, we ask each couple attending to bring an unused, unwrapped children’s gift to donate to Toys for Tots program with the Lakeway Police Dept.
Sim Driving League, sponsored by XSpace, launched!!
Our brand new Sim Driving League, sponsored by XSpace, launched this past week. We held a launch party out at Steiner Ranch, and the first track sessions were held on Wednesday. iRacing is the platform, and we welcome members who already drive on iRacing OR are tech savvy and have access to a higher-end PC with pedals and a steering wheel.
If you don’t have access to the hardware and want to spectate, stay tuned as there will be options to do some GTG’s (get together’s) to watch some of Hill Country’s finest drivers, including Riley Dickinson, who races in the IMSA Racing Porsche GT3 Cup.
Please contact Richard if you are interested in jumping into the league, at:
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.
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