Holiday Party Time !!!!
Tis the season!!! Our annual Holiday party will be on Sunday evening, December 13th at The Grand Ballroom at The Mendenhall Inn, starting at 6:00pm, and going till 11:00pm. We will have cocktails at 6:00, followed by dinner and dancing! As it is our 55thAnniversary year, we’re kicking it up another notch….not only are we at The Grand Ballroom (!), we also will have LIVE entertainment, featuring Big Package, a fantastic 10 piece band, providing all the tunes for our dancing delight!! Hotel rooms have been reserved at a special rate if you would like to really whoop it up and stay over!
Please register at the below link:
Menu is below, please select your dinner entrée and input when you register.
6:00PM Cocktails & Hors D'Oeuvres
Butlered Deluxe Hors D'Oeuvres
Vegetable Quesadilla, Potato Puffs, Spinach Turnovers, New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Cocktail Franks en Croute, Beef and Mushroom Crowns, Spicy Puff Pastry Beef Pockets, Stuffed Mushrooms with Crabmeat, Clams Casino, Breaded Fantail Shrimp, Cozy Shrimp, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken Wonton, Sweet Chili Sauce, White Wine Dijon Mustard, Tangy Cocktail Sauce, Mint Bordelaise Sauce
International Cheese Display
Imported and Domestic Cheese Served with Flat Bread & Assorted Crackers
Broccoli Florets, Cauliflower, Mandaline Cut Carrots, Celery Sticks & Baby Corn, Served with Gorgonzola Bleu Cheese Dressing
Please note: Gluten-free and Vegan Entrée Available
Mixed Field Greens Tossed with Mandarin Oranges, Walnuts, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (pre-dressed)
6oz. Filet Mignon
6 oz. Charbroiled Center Cut Filet Served with Bordelaise Sauce
Two Housemade Jumbo Lump Crabcakes Served with Tangy Cocktail Sauce & Tartar Sauce
Stuffed Boneless Breast of Chicken
A Plump Boneless Chicken Breast Filled with Bread Cubes, Sun-Dried Cranberries, Roasted Vegetables & Sweet Italian Sausage, Baked to Perfection & Served with a Rich Chicken Supreme Sauce
Garden Vegetable Wellington with Portabella Napoleon
Oven Roasted Garden Vegetable Wellington Wrapped in a Flaky Crust Baked with Grilled Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheese, & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable du Jour
Assortment of Fresh Baked Rolls
Fresh Brewed 100% Columbian Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Selection of Herbal Teas
8:00PM Coffee and Dessert Station
Assorted Banquet Desserts
Fresh Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Selection of Herbal Teas, Fresh Whipped Cream, Lemon Rinds, Shaved Chocolate, Non-alcoholic Flavored Syrups, Cinnamon & Nutmeg
As it is our 55th, cost is $55 per person, $110 per couple. The Club will take it from there.
This is a not-to-be missed event, and the capstone to our year….you just gotta be there!!
We have waited 55 YEARS for this party, so let’s close out the year in style, see you there!!
Porsche Overload (but in a marvelous way)
by Liz Reid
I am not sure where to begin, and that does not happen very often for me. Then again, it is not very often that I attend a Rennsport Reunion. In fact I have never attended a Rennsport Reunion. On top of that, there have only been five of these events ever. This year was the biggest one to date and took place at Laguna Seca. There were people from all over the world like Germany, Canada,Poland, England, Japan; not just our own PCA members who of course were there and volunteered for things like placing cars in the Porsche corral or giving out much needed cold water.
This event that features racing of vintage cars up to exhibition racing of even the 919 is all packed into three days which is amazing and quite the sensory overload when you think that PCA's national gathering, Parade, is a whole week in duration. There are unique and quite expensive race vehicles in the paddock area(one which is estimated to cost $20 million) in all sorts of color schemes. This entire long weekend I dare say I saw close to two dozen 918s in light blue, green, yellow, silver, Weissach pkg,
Brumos striping, and another unique racing design. I had worried before going to the 60th Parade earlier this year that I might not even see one of those uber cars in person. To top that off, I not only got to see the 919, I got to see it on the track while positioned up at the "corkscrew" and got a picture with Nick Tandy next to it.
There were so many photo ops. They were giving away Porsche flags, so I got 2 of them signed by race car drivers of yesterday and today along with some photos of them. I have photos of interviews like the one between Hurley Haywood and Jackie Ickx. A real raw, candid, hilarious interview I photo- graphed and should have recorded was at the PCA hospitality tent between
Earl Bamber, Jorg Burgmeitser, and Derek Bell. It was as if I were a fly on a
pub wall listening to these guys gap about everything from racing and the money to the women and impressions of tracks worldwide. Ironic enough, two of three do not like Laguna Seca.
So many things for sale from "Frog Dogs" and California Pizza Kitchen to track and Rennsport souvenirs to Porsche Design, but not for sale was the Club Blau 911 GTS that was to be given away to a lucky PCA member. That special and surprising moment went to a couple from Seattle who have only
been members since 2014. They took it on one of the parade laps that weekend
grinning from ear to ear.
It might have been a bummer that Patrick Dempsey did not make it as the schedule had hinted, but 90% of the "famous" race car drivers were so approachable and are Porschephiles like you and me. Got to have a few words with Patrick Long and Derek Bell. My husband was particularly lucky and happy to chat and walk to the parking lot with Mark Webber who heard how our son has followed him since Red Bull and was glad to have an enduring fan. I actually got a personal signature from him to Nate. That was all our son wanted to see when we walked back in the door in Delaware.
Now it is time to keep our fingers crossed that PCNA and AG will see the record turnout Rennsport Reunion V got and will seriously consider a "VIth" maybe at COTA or Daytona. So sorry to have missed the first four but will not miss the next. The whole family will take in the sights, sounds, flavors, and friends that a great Porsche event brings. Hope you will join us as the Weinings and Wilsons did this year.
Have a great fall.
Greenville Crossing Shopping Center
Greenville, DE 19807Thank You to everyone that came out. I was very happy with the ultimate turnout and so were the sponsors.
Can You Say Picnique?
by Liz Reid
2015 is the year that our small region is 55 years old, and we want to celebrate it as such. Our 50th year, we were at Hagley for our annual summer picnic; but this year we were able to use the grounds of Granogue, Irinée DuPont’s estate. We must thank Ron Johnson for all he did to secure this spectacular venue which drew a crowd of over 100 folks many of whom are brand new to the club, and we hope they enjoyed and will come out to many more events. Full Article (HERE)
Attention Porsche owners!
Registration is now OPEN for Thunder Again 2015!
Scheduled for October 2,3,4, this is one of the premier Driver Education track events on the East Coast. Held at the challenging Thunderbolt circuit on New Jersey Motorsports Park, this event is the perfect opportunity to experience the outstanding performance your Porsche is capable of. It’s nearly impossible to safely (and legally) take your car to the limits of its performance envelope on the street. At our event, you will be able to explore your car’s outstanding dynamic capabilities, lap after lap. Never been on the track before? Not a problem. We have expert instructors who will ride with you and safely guide you to greater levels of driving skills.
An evening banquet (Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ by the pool! ) is provided to all participants on Saturday. A relaxed, fun weekend with some of the best drivers and instructors at one of the best tracks in the country. What more could you want?
Sign up now by clicking on this link: http://msreg.com/DelPcaDE2015
Register and pay before May 1, and you will get a $50 discount! Come join us for some fun with cars!!!
We have negotiated a special rate at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Millville for the weekend, please follow below link for online reservations:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Millville|Vineland 301 Bluebird Lane, Millville, NJ 08332
We will be using the Facebook social network in conjunction with our web site to provide the best information experience for our club members. Facebook will offer club users real-time access to club notices, events, and updates while allowing all members to communicate with each other.
We have created two methods of access:
1.) We have created a general corporate page called "DelawarePCA". This is accessible from our web site. This page does not require
a Facebook account and is visible to anyone. Non-Facebook account holders can view, but not comment or post, to this page. Facebook account holders can comment and post. Please click the "Like" button to have information show up in your news feed.
2.) We have also created a Facebook group called "Delaware Porsche Club". A group requires a user with a Facebook account. The advantages of a group are: Users must join the group before they can participate. Members of this group have the ability to be notified optionally by email and or text message of any changes/additions to the page. This would be very useful for event changes or "spur of the moment" activities. This page would only be visible to members of the group.
The WebMaster ,chairpersons and members will keep the pages up-to-date with official info, and users are encouraged to add any information that would be of interest to our membership. Photos, ride reviews, Porsche news, etc. would be appreciated.
Remember "Delawarepca" for Facebook and non Facebook members. For Facebook users search for "Delaware Porsche Club" our Ride-N-Dine, and ask to join.