June 12, 2020
Good Afternoon Space Coasters!
It feels great to resume some of our club activities! Our Melbourne Kaffeeklatch last Saturday was attended by 25 people who braved the rain and came out! Most of our time was spent in the parking lot where we can maintain social distancing. This Sunday we are meeting in Vero Beach for our next Cars and Coffee and we are hoping for sunshine! Below is a list of the upcoming events we have scheduled. The appearance of our activities will be different with social distancing (6 feet apart), lots of handwashing/sanitizing and facemasks encouraged when in close contact. However, it will be great to see friends and check out everyone’s Porsche again!
More information and a complete list of events are on our website calendar: https://spc.pca.org/calendar/ and our Facebook events: Space Coast PCA
Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch- Sun June 14th, 9am – 11am. Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL
Daytona Kaffeeklatsch – Sun June 21, 9am -11am Jason’s Corner 135 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Father’s Day Parade: Sun June 21st – After we have our coffee and enjoy visiting our Porsche friends during our Daytona Kaffeeklatsch, we plan to take a drive past a few Assisted Living Facilities and wish the residents a Happy Father’s Day. Bring out your Parade finery and join the fun. Leaving Jason’s Corner -135 Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach at 10:30 AM
Dog Days of Summer Gimmick Rally: Sat Aug 22nd
Join us on Saturday, August 22nd as we bring back a classic Space Coast Region favorite: The Gimmick Rally! As an added bonus our Rally Masters are offering a Rally School with all sorts of tips on how to run a great rally. So fill up the gas tank, grab a clipboard and a few pencils and come enjoy a great drive around the Space Coast while solving rally clues. Awards for the top teams.
The cost for this event is $50/car – Includes driver and navigator. Additional passengers $25. Due to Covid-19 we require online registration and payment only, no cash taken day of the event.
Start and Finish are both at: F. Burton Smith Regional Park. The park is centrally located at: 7575 W. King Street (520) Cocoa, FL 32926, We will meet at the BIG Pavilion, where there is plenty of space for social distancing.
Join us at 8:30 am to sign in. 9:00 am Rally School. Driver’s meeting at 9:45 and first car out at 10am. Individually wrapped Panera Lunch Boxes will be served upon completion of the rally. All cars need to be in by 1:00 pm. Award Presentation at 1:30 pm.
Direct Link to Register – https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/10764
Space Coast Autocross: Sat Sept 19th – We are very proud of our First Class Autocross Program and ecstatic to restart our events . The American Muscle Car Museum site is amazing! It features a 1/8-mile dragstrip, skid pad, and road course all in one, a driver’s dream come true! A $50.00 admission fee must be paid on line through ClubRegistration and waivers signed in order to participate. Due to Covid-19 we require online registration and payment only, no cash taken day of the event. New Coronavirus Guidelines must be followed in order to continue with our Autocross Program. Must be PCA member driving a Porsche to compete. Family and spectators are free and welcome to attend.
Sponsored by Porsche Melbourne. Registration to open in August on Clubregistration.net
We hope to see you at a future event! Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe and take care!
Here is a link to our PCA National Covid-19 Member Safety Guidelines: Member Safety Guidelines
May 29, 2020
Good Morning Space Coasters!
At long last we are going to resume some of our club activities! We feel that we can safely hold our Kaffeeklatches again in the parking lots where we can maintain social distancing. We have a Gimmick Rally (and optional Rally School) planned for August and hope to resume our usual Autocross schedule in September.
The appearance of our activities will be different with social distancing (6 feet apart) and facemasks encouraged. However, it will be so great to see friends and check out everyone’s Porsche again!
We are encouraging people to get out and drive your Porsches with friends, but the obstacles blocking our beloved PCA organized Drive and Dines is still great – we are working on some alternatives though!
Kaffeeklatsch’s (Cars and Coffee)
We meet at 3 locations monthly to get together and enjoy visiting with Porsche friends. No need to RSVP – just come on out and bring your Porsche! We will be spending the majority of our time in the parking lot – enjoying our time outside
Melbourne – Sat June 6th, 9am – 11am. Bold Cup Coffee , 2271 Town Center Ave #117, Melbourne, FL
Vero Beach- Sun June 14th, 9am – 11am. Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL
Daytona – Sun June 21, 9am -11am Jason’s Corner 135 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Here is a link to our PCA National Covid 19 Member Safety Guidelines: Member Safety Guidelines
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe and take care!
Robin Hoffman, President
April 14, 2020
Greetings Space Coast PCA Family!
We hope you are staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic which now our reality. We all are going a little stir crazy and would like to get out and enjoy some events together. Sadly, we have to wait a bit longer. National PCA is discouraging region gatherings at this time, especially large public gatherings. National events have been canceled thru May. We must follow the rules to try and keep everyone safe.
Our April 25th Autocross School has been canceled.
We are also disappointed that we are forced to cancel Zonefest on Memorial Day weekend at the American Muscle Car Museum with our principal sponsor Porsche Melbourne due to the COVID-19 virus and social distancing concerns. If you had signed up on Club Registration, you will receive a full refund. We hope that you will join us when Zonefest and our autocross’s are rescheduled.
We WILL get back to doing the amazing events that Space Coast PCA is known for, as soon as we can. In the meantime, please try and stay close to home and stay well! Maybe now is the time to detail your Porsche??
Please send your stories and photos of how you and your Porsche are doing during our Pandemic to our Escape Velocity magazine editor Sue Kee at email@example.com
Robin Hoffman, President
March 24, 2020
Dear Space Coast PCA members and friends,
We are experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency with restricted travel and cancellations of major events to eliminate the gathering of large crowds. We are all concerned about Coronavirus/Covid-19 and the potential impact on our families and friends.
Our members’ health and safety is our primary concern and the Region’s leadership is doing its part to help mitigate the spread of the virus. As you are aware, this is a very fluid situation where we continue to monitor, evaluate and adjust our future plans as conditions warrant based on guidance from the CDC, public health authorities and PCA. We are evaluating each of our member events to determine whether we should cancel or postpone. If you have registered for an event that has been canceled, you will receive a full refund.
We will post updates on our website, Facebook page, and through focused email blasts.
We look forward to getting through this challenging time together and enjoying many future events when appropriate to do so.
Here is the list of canceled/postponed events as of March 24:
• All Members Meeting – March 26
• Taycan Launch Party – March 27
• All April Kaffeeklatch’s – Vero, Melbourne and Daytona
• Suncoast Drivers Education at Sebring, April 4 & 5
• Autocross at the AMCM – April 11
• 356 Unlimited Shop Tour and Lunch – April 11
• Wheels & Keels Concours, Vero – April 18
• After-Tax Day Rally, April 19
At this point, we are still hoping to host our Autocross School event April 25th at the American Muscle Car Museum and our Zonefest planned for Memorial Day weekend in May. If this changes, we will issue full refunds to those registered and notify all members.
We want to make sure we support the health and safety of our members. Remember:
• Stay home when you are sick
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash and wash your hands
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
Please refer to the websites of local health agencies, the CDC and the WHO on how to best protect yourselves.
- CDC Health Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html
- CDC Travel Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavi…/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me or another board member. Use the Contact Us form on our website or contact info found in our Escape Velocity magazine.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor this evolving situation.
Robin Hoffman, President