Yosemite Regional 2017 Events
Our Yosemite Region sponsors events that our members have indicated that they enjoy: Social events, “Drives”, and “Concours events”.
Social events for 2017 include our annual dinner (held early in the year), new member BBQ and a planned Christmas Dinner.
“Drives” are, well, just that. Organized drives to destinations of interest. Drives planned for 2017 include “Drives” to Lick Observatory, to the foothill town of Volcano, to the WERKS Reunion, and to the IMSA race at Laguna Seca and our annual drive “to Yosemite”.
“Concours” events are essentially “car shows”. Members bring their cars to be shown and judged for originality, preparation and condition. They are held so that proud Porsche owners may compete with each other on the best-prepared vehicle in their class. The competition is serious, spirited but always good-natured. This year, Yosemite will host the first PCA Concours in Northern California (Zone 7), and will be held at the Fields Winery in Lodi. But, it will ALSO be a charity event to raise money for cancer research.
Yosemite Region does not sponsor “speed” events, such as Autocross, Driver’s Educations (e.g. Track Days) or Club Racing. These speed events are sponsored by other Zone 7 regions.
Watch for announcements for autocross and track days organized by other, Zone 7, regions.
Greater Zone 7 2017 Events
The various regions within Zone 7 also sponsor social events, “drives” and concours. The variety of these events reflect the variety and breath of the geographic region they cover. For compete listings of Zone 7 events, see Zone 7. These regions also sponsor various “speed events”.
Autocross events are on courses run on large paved areas (with lots of extra room to avoid damage to vehicles) and defined by orange pylons (cones). Contestants drive through the course as quickly as possible without knocking over cones. Competition is set between drivers of similar cars, but the main focus is a competition against the clock in an effort to improve one’s own performance.
Drivers’ Education events take place at high-speed tracks such as Laguna Seca or Thunder Hill Race Track. Sponsored by several groups, these events offer our members a chance to improve their high speed driving skills. Qualified instructors ride with car owners to give them one-on-one instruction. Interested? Contact Norm Swanberg through our contacts form.
Club Racing is hard core, door to door competition in specially prepared cars — your street cars would not be allowed as extraordinary safety equipment is mandatory.
National PCA also sponsors events that are meant to be more “national” in nature. These include the annual “Porsche Parade”, special drives called “Treffens” and gatherings called WERKS Reunions. All national events may be found at the Porsche Club of America website calendar.