Zonefest 2020

Memorial Day weekend — May 22-24, 2020, in Melbourne, FL

Registration Now Open for Zonefest 2020

Come join us for the 2020 Zone 12 Zonefest on Memorial Day weekend.  The American Muscle Car Museum (AMCM) and Porsche Melbourne are our primary sponsors for this year’s event and it should be an incredible weekend.

Zonefest 2020 Activities:

Friday night we’ll meet up with old friends and make new ones during the welcome dinner at the Porsche Melbourne dealership, just minutes from the host hotel, Hilton Melbourne.

Saturday we are spending our time at Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum – starting with a concours on the beautiful grounds, a tour of their Garage/Maintenance area and a Gimmick Rally in the afternoon.  Saturday night we are treated to a tour of the incredible AMCM – 329 cars in immaculate condition inside the state of the art facility.  Forty-four Porsches! This collection is not open to the public except during exclusive charity events.  Half of your registration fee goes directly to the Aging Matters in Brevard Organization – helping local senior citizens.  We are fortunate that Mark is a club member and is generously sharing his collection with us. Please note that children under 12 are not allowed inside the museum.

The Owner of the American Muscle Car Museum, Mark Pieloch has offered an option to give a private tour personally through the museum and give you the history of numerous cars in the museum and tell you the inside scoop on how he acquired them and their significance. The tour is $100 and an excellent and rare opportunity with 100% of the proceeds going to the Aging Matters Charity.

Sunday brings us back to the AMCM for our autocross. The site is amazing! It features a 1/8-mile dragstrip, skidpad, and road course all in one, a driver’s dream come true! Expect our usual Space Coast fun and challenging course with approximately 60 second run times.  Beginners are welcome to drive too!  We have instructors available to drive with you if you are new to autocrossing – and loaner helmets.  We have an alternative guided scenic drive for you to participate in on Sunday morning if autocrossing is not for you.   Sunday afternoon plan to attend an ice cream social to cool off while you watch a Porsche Tractor display and demonstration.

Finally, our Zonefest will close with a delicious banquet at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club Sunday evening with your choice of prime rib or chicken chardonnay and chocolate explosion for dessert.  Awards for the weekend’s events will be presented.

See down below for the schedule for the entire weekend.

Accommodations:

We have a block of rooms at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton available with special club pricing of $134/night.  Contact the hotel directly at 321-768-0200 (use “Zonefest” for the group rate) or use the link below good until 4/22/20.   Rooms are not included as part of this registration. Each registrant is responsible for making their own plans for accommodation.

The Hilton Link – use this link to access the exclusive rates available for the Zonefest group:  Hilton Zonefest 2020 Reservations

Concours:

Concours categories will be determined by the actual cars registered, so please include details when registering. We will let you know your classes when you register at the event.  You do not have to use the same vehicle for every event, but every vehicle needs to be a Porsche.

Concours judging will be exterior, interior, engine compartment and storage areas. Caymans and Boxsters will not be required to open the engine area. Your score for that section will be normalized to the average of the other categories.

Autocross:

Autocross will use the National Parade classes.  All autocross drivers will be required to wear a helmet and their car must pass tech inspection prior to being allowed to participate.

Here is a sample video of the Autocross course at AMCM – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72SjirhQFUw&

Registration:

There will be a welcome package including an event polo shirt and other items to commemorate the event. All events, the dinners and Ice cream social are included for the price of $150 per person for adults.  There are drink tickets available to purchase for cocktails at the Sunday Banquet.

Children 12 and under are an additional $50 each.  Limited to the first 150 participants.

Our plan is to make this an event that you will not forget. Register early so you do not miss out.

Club Registration Direct Link:  https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/10651


Some facts about the American Muscle Car Museum:

  • 42 acres, 90,000 sqft main museum, 18,000 sqft lobby showroom
  • 329 cars on display
  • Every model Yenko made old and new
  • Every color Ford GT made, 427 cobra, Shelby prototype
  • Every Porsche GT car 997 RS 4.0, 991 GT2 and GT3RS, Carrera GT, 918
  • Largest collection of Porsche tractors in northern hemisphere (7)
  • 356 limousine

Motorweek interviewing Mark Pieloch:   https://youtu.be/cE_jgeX02UM


Porsche Melbourne (a Premiere Dealership) is a primary sponsor of this event.  They plan to have a few models available, including the new Taycan, throughout the weekend for you to test drive.  We hope you’ll make some time to do it!

Hope to see you there!!

– Zonefest Chairs Steve Hoffman and Scott Kee