NEW and UPDATE events are highlighted below. 

 

REMINDER: To locate events, details, and registration information, please go to our HCR Calendar and you can find these events there with registration links.

 

Here’s this week’s update, with lots of new events added:

 

Nov 18: Brewery Afternoons 

THE MONTHLY BREWERY VISIT IS NOW A NEW HAPPY HOUR EVENT EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH!  SO, IF YOU NEED A THURSDAY PICK ME UP OR CHANCE TO TALK PORSCHE WITH A FELLOW PORSCHEPHILE, COME SPEND AN HOUR TO DECOMPRESS AND HAVE AN ICE COLD BREW WITH AN HCR MEMBER! 

 

For November, we’ll be gathering on Thursday November 18 at HopSquad Brewery in North Austin from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  HopSquad is located at 2307 Kramer Lane in Austin.  The website for the brewery is www.hopsquad.com.  

 

The brewery has both indoor and outdoor seating and hosts a Mexican food truck, Botanita Tres Reyes.  Guests are also allowed to bring their own food or snacks.  Aside from parking in their lot, additional parking is available at the lot across the street at Circle Brewing Company.  Street parking is also available on Beatrice Cove and Brockton Drive.  No pre-registration is required.  Greg looks forward to seeing you and if needed, can be contacted at (703)-477-1649. 

 

 

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. XPel Austin is providing the food, and it’s fajitas! The HCR Board is also providing the drinks. This event is for all members, and especially our members who joined us in 2021. But everyone is invited. This is an indoor event.

 

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. 

 

Registration and $10 administrative fee payment required.

 

 

Dec 1: Ladies Lunch at Pappadeaux

Michelle has set up another terrific lunch for the ladies on Dec 1st at 11:30am. The location is at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen at 11617 Research Blvd in Austin. 

 

Please let Michelle know if you are interested in attending.

 

 

Dec 4: Hill Country Scavenger Hunt Drive

Stacey and Rich Soule have organized a pretty swell family-friendly scavenger hunt set for Saturday, December 4! Best part: you get to drive your P-Car to hunt for the scavenger items! Hint: you need a tech-savvy navigator for this event, plus a cell phone with camera to decode the clues, solve the riddles, and report your team’s finds. This is not a race or a timed event, so it’s a great time for a family road-trip while the kids decipher clues in the backseat (it’s better than hearing “Are we there yet?” over and over).

 

The hunt includes two options: one for our puzzle-crazy members, and another “Scavenger Hunt Lite” version for our members who are new to the area or just want a more relaxed (read “easier”) way to enjoy the fun. You choose how to complete this un-timed event.

 

Also, our end spot for lunch in Bee Cave is offering a nice discount to our group, so don’t get lost on the way and let’s have fun and some great food!

 

Registration and $10 administrative fee payment required. 

 

 

Dec 8: Lunch Bunch TBA

 

 

Dec 10: Holiday Party!!

And, now Ladies and Gentlemen, back to our regularly scheduled programming!

 

The HCR Holiday Party is quickly approaching! Break out your holiday cocktail attire and join us for some fabulous food and a chance to win some prizes, all in the name of charity! We’ll be at the Hills of Lakeway Country Club (26 Club Estates Pkwy ATX) on Friday, December 10th.

 

6-7: Social Hour (Arrival, cash/credit bars open, and hors d’oeuvres served)

7-8: Served Buffet (Beef Filet, Bourbon Chicken, or Grilled Salmon)

8-9: Charity Raffle and Silent Auction

 

Tickets are $70 per person and we ask that you bring an unwrapped, unused toy for the Lakeway Police Toys for Tots program. Raffle tickets will be available at the door for $5 per ticket or 5 for $20. This year we’ll be donating 100% of the proceeds to Texas Burn Survivors.

 

Seats are limited and registration is required no later than December 2nd and you can register on clubregistration.net (account required). For questions, contact the organizers Bruce Harris, bruce@hcrpa.org, and Amber Ashy, amber@hcrpca.org. If you have a specific dietary meal request, please contact Amber.  

 

 

Dec 11: Sim Driving Catered Lunch and Tech Session at Porsche Austin

These are two separate, but associated, events at Porsche Austin on the same date!

 

First, we have a catered lunch by XSPACE, from 12:00pm-1:30pm. The purpose of the lunch is to introduce potential Sim Drivers to ways to start Sim Driving, and for existing Sim Drivers to network over lunch. Topics include computer hardware, iRacing platform, leagues, and chalk talk about tracks and cars. Recognition is included for the drivers who participated in the recent 8-event HCR series, with awards starting at 1:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate event from the Tech Session, so if you would like to attend both events, please register for each one separately. We will have 30 minutes between both events for transition time.

 

Second, we have the Tech Session at Porsche Austin! The re-scheduled tech session for Hill County will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Porsche Austin will provide snacks, drinks, and door prizes. 

 

A trio topics will be covered: 
(1) an overview of popular options currently available;
(2) an illumination of the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission; and
(3) the history surrounding some dealer exclusive classic models.

 

The event is now open and attendance is capped at 60 participants, with a non-refundable $10 administrative fee per attendee. Before the event, attendees will be divided into three groups (A, B, & C) to rotate through the presentations.

 

If registration exceeds 60, Stacey will run a waitlist. Waivers will be required, and attendance cannot be confirmed until you verify your signature for the waiver through ClubReg.

 

 

Jan 22: NEW – Tech Session at Esses Racing in Buda

This is the inaugural Tech Session for Esses Racing, a new HCR sponsor! Event time is 8:00am – noon and cover four different topics.

 

Esses will provide breakfast. Waivers will be required. More details and registration coming soon on the HCR Calendar.

 

 

Feb 12: NEW – Tech Session at HD Motorsports in Leander

This event will run from 10am – 1pm. Registration will open in December on the  HCR Calendar. More details to follow.

 

 

February 25-27: NEW – Winter SchnellFest at COTA

More details forthcoming soon.

 

 

Mar 5: NEW – Ladies Tech Session- Dealing with the Dealer

Ladies, SAVE THE DATE!! This is a Ladies-only Special Tech Session that will give you an opportunity to up your game when visiting your local Porsche Dealer, from sales to service. We are pleased that this special Event will be led by our very knowledgeable member and prior-Porsche Austin Sales Consultant, Amber Ashy. Amber will not only give the ladies the inside scoop on what to expect from a dealer visit, but she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Location: The Garden at Ellera in Bee Caves. More details forthcoming.

 

 

In the Rearview Mirror

 

Nov 11: Lunch Bunch

November’s Lunch Bunch was another big success, and well-attended at Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse. Bob and team are working on the December location.

 

Nov 13: Fall Autocross

Our Fall Autocross was a huge turnout of 58 cars this past Saturday at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. We had more HCR members attend than non-members, and the HCR member turnout keeps growing! Watch the calendar and this eNews for the 2022 AX schedule.

 

 

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 where members can choose their level of participation. We will continue to stress safe and fun events!  

 

If any questions or comments, please let me know.  

 

Charlie Sparks

President – Hill Country Region

Porsche Club of America

918.510.3604

Charlie@hcrpca.org

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