COVID-19 Update

9/19 Autocross #3 – 2020 Porsche Melbourne series at AMCM – COVID-19 rules in place  (August 13 update)

We are resuming the Space Coast Region of Porsche Club of America autocross series sponsored by Porsche Melbourne at AMCM’s awesome facility. This is a PCA members only event for Porsche Cars only.  Event size is limited to 45 entries due to time constraints and our ability to deliver a quality event.  So register early!

https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/10868

Due to Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of all our members and family, we created a no/low touch process and are instituting strict adherence to mask use and social distancing rules.  Our intent is to provide a safe and fun event by making all of the registration, tech, and payment processes remote and complete prior to the date of the event. Anyone who can’t adhere to the rules should not register or attend.

The Registrants are required to perform a few steps:

1) Enable eSigning through their Profile.

2) Request the document link via email after registering. This is done through their Dashboard screen

3) Sign waiver.

Please complete the normal registration, then e-sign e-waivers, and pay event fee online to complete the event preregistration requirements.  There will be no on-site waivers or money accepted the day of event.

Please read the COVID-19 plan BELOW to ensure you understand how the new process will work. Anyone who can’t adhere to the rules will be asked to leave immediately.  We will not provide food or drinks at the event so please bring water to stay hydrated.  Any questions should be sent to an Autocross team member.

When: Saturday, Sept 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 am – 1:00pm (approx) NO breakfast provided
Where: American Muscle Car Museum, 3500 Sarno Rd, Melbourne
Cost: $ 50 for PCA members, payable online ONLY.  Cars/drivers showing up the morning of event will NOT be registered or allowed to run

Space Coast Region Porsche Club of America
2020 Corona Virus Mitigation AutoX Plan/Rules

1) All registration will be done on-line with payment of $50.00. Participant must bring their paid receipt and show at check-in. There will be no on-site registration. Waiver forms will be made available on-line at Clubregistration.net and must printed, signed, and turned in at check in.
2) No spectators/children or fans will be allowed other than those associated with a Space Coast PCA member. Waiver must be signed at check in.
3) Participants will receive their credentials, i.e. wristbands, run group, work assignment, etc., in a plastic bag at the designated checkpoint at the AMCM entry location.
4) All drivers are responsible to tech their vehicles in accordance with a Tech checklist that must be signed and submitted at check in. All drivers must supply and affix their vehicle numbers. No tape will be provided. A cursory inspection will be conducted by a designated AX tech person.
5) Drivers will maintain at least one parking space between vehicles.
6) Space Coast PCA will not be providing drinks or food. All drivers must bring their own food and drinks.
7) Masks are required while out of car, not driving.
8) Drivers are encouraged to provide their own helmet. Sanitized loaner helmets with a disposable head sock will be available on a limited basis and will used by only one participant for the duration of the event.
9) The Drivers meeting will be held at the main tent. Social distancing rules will apply.
Instruction will be limited to only one instructor per student for the duration of the event.
10) No Drivers requiring instruction.
11) Walkie Talkies will not be shared and shall be dedicated to one individual for the duration of the event.
12) Disinfectant wipes are recommended. Participants bring their own.
13) Results will be posted online.

Here is a link to our PCA National COVID-19 Member Safety Guidelines:  Member Safety Guidelines

July 31, 2020

Hello Space Coasters!

We are cautiously continuing our outdoor events with great respect for the COVID-19 illness.  Please understand that we are doing our best to move forward, but events may be postponed or canceled as new regulations and information become available.  The CDC recommends slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask when around people who don’t live in your household. Staying at least 6 feet away from others. Washing your hands often and use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.


Breaking News! – Several Calendar Months have become available for 2021

If you have ever dreamed about being in the Space Coast PCA Annual Charity Calendar now is your chance!  The calendar had been sold out since March – but 3 spots have recently become available!   Your $500 donation to the Hospice Unit at Cape Canaveral Hospital gets you a one on one session with award-winning photographer Ray Baldino.  He creates a beautiful photo of you and your Porsche(s) to be included in the 2021 Space Coast PCA calendar.  To snap up one of the newly open months please contact Rachel Henry at 772-913-2533 or Rachelnhsch@gmail.com


Our Melbourne Kaffeeklatch is tomorrow 9-11am.  Most of our time will be spent in the parking lot in front of the Bold Cup where we can maintain social distancing.  We are hoping for sunshine in preparation for Hurricane Isais’s arrival Saturday night. Some wise members have begun bringing folding chairs to enjoy our coffee even more.

Below is a list of the upcoming events we have scheduled. Per Phase 2 guidance, all persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.  This said we have had to limit participation in our events to remain compliant.

Kaffeeklatsches (Cars & Coffee) – 3 Locations Monthly       

Come have coffee and visit with like minded Porsche enthusiasts on Saturday or Sunday mornings 9-11 AM. Most of our time is spent outside in the parking lot where we can safely social distance and enjoy the cars! No need to pre-register – just come out for a fun morning.

Melbourne – Sat Aug 1st, 9am – 11am.   Bold Cup Coffee , 2271 Town Center Ave #117, Melbourne, FL

Vero Beach-  Sun Aug 9th, 9am – 11am. Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL

Daytona Sun Aug 16th, 9am -11am Jason’s Corner 135 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, FL


Dog Days of Summer Gimmick Rally: Sat Aug 22nd – MAXIMUM CAPACITY REACHED (Wait list)

On Saturday, August 22nd 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. Direct Link to Register – https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/10764


Space Coast Autocross: Sat Sept 19th & Oct 3rd

We are very tentatively looking to schedule our World Class Autocross events, but are also concerned about everyone’s safety.  So we are ecstatic to announce our “Save the Date” for our restart of our Autocross Events.  Stay tuned to see if our COVID situation will allow the safe conduct of an Autocross.   The American Muscle Car Museum site is amazing! It features a 1/8-mile dragstrip, skidpad, and road course all in one, a driver’s dream come true! A $50.00 admission fee must be paid online 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 a PCA member driving a Porsche to compete.  Sponsored by Porsche Melbourne. Registration to open in August on Clubregistration.net if we are able to begin.


Tech Session at Porsche Melbourne – Sat Oct 24th        

Sponsored by Porsche Melbourne. Registration to open in early October. More information on the topic and details closer to date.


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!  It feels great to resume some of our club activities

If you have any ideas for possible events that you are interested in organizing as we bring our schedule back up to speed, please contact Robin, RobinCHoffman@hotmail.com, or Scott, dskee@cfl.rr.com.

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

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


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!

If you have any ideas for possible events that you are interested in organizing as we bring our schedule back up to speed, please contact Robin, RobinCHoffman@hotmail.com, or Scott, dskee@cfl.rr.com.

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 suekee.ev@gmail.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.

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