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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR PCA SUMMER PICNIC AT GRANOGUE, JULY, 31. 12-4:00

It is difficult to believe, but the Delaware PCA Summer Picnic at Granogue, the 1920's estate of Irenee DuPont, is only a little more than 30 days away. 

Before you know it, we will be eating, drinking and enjoying a great afternoon of cars, music and comradery at one of the most beautiful properties on the East Coast. Don't take this opportunity for granted. 

This will likely be our last picnic at Granogue, and perhaps your final opportunity ever to walk these historic, and very special grounds. 

The date is July 31, and the time is high noon. Sign up by July 25 and take advantage of the special $25.00 early bird registration fee. After midnight, July 25, the cost will be $30.00 per person. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN Check to events page for more...

President's Message

July 2016 by Sam Dali

The Club had a very busy June with many events to attend. 

The Blue Rocks Game, luxury suite,  at Frawley Stadium,
was sold out, thank you George Pearson, our Golf Event,
at Deerfield, was  successful, even though the weather did not cooperate, thank you Scott Clabaugh, the New Member Food Truck Breakfast, at Porsche of Delaware, introduced some new members to the Club, thank you to Sean Johnson, Brandon Rogers and of course Carl Thompson.  The picnic at the Air Mobility Command Museum went off, without a hitch, on a beautiful Saturday morning  with 21 Porsches lined up on the tarmac to be viewed, thank you, Rick Roll.

The annual Porsche Parade was also held in June, at Jay Peak, VT and a few of our members made the ride north, to represent the Delaware Region.  Our Club Historian, AK Kissel, once again, took first place, in the Preservation Class for his pristine Porsche 914.  Congratulations, way to go AK! You made us proud again.

I hope you were able to attend some of the June events, if not, July has some stellar events that we hope you’ll want to participant in and enjoy.  Club night in July, will offer a special guest speaker, Dr. Mitch Saltzberg, our inaugural Street Survival School Program, driver safety school for teenagers,  and our premiere event of the summer, the Club Picnic will take place, once again at Granogue.  You can read all about these upcoming events below.  Registration is open for Street Survival and the Summer Picnic, REGISTER NOW!

July 13, Club Night

The next PCA Club Night will be Wednesday July 13 at El Maya Mexican Grill in Price's Corner (1300 Centreville Road), just off Kirkwood Highway, behind Staples. It is in the old Lamberti's Italian Grill location. We are hoping you will put this event on your calendar today, as we will have a very special guest speaker with us. Dr. Mitch Saltzberg, who is the founder and director of the Heart Failure Program at Christiana Care Hospital, will talk to us about heart health, and give us some ideas about things we can do to improve the function of our hearts, over and above the obvious diet and exercise. The twenty-minute talk will be followed by a Q&A. Mitch, who is also a Porsche driver, is a gifted speaker who travels all over the world to address medical conventions and seminars. He is an esteemed expert in the field of heart failure and is recognized as one of the very best in his field. But, most of all, he is a very nice guy who you will enjoy meeting. El Maya is a very good Mexican restaurant (yes, we get the irony) with safe and secure parking, and a very functional private meeting room. We are looking for a very nice turnout for our mid-Summer meeting. 

WHAT GOOD IS OWNING A GREAT CAR IF WE ARE NOT HEART-HEALTHY ENOUGH TO DRIVE IT THE WAY IT IS MEANT TO BE DRIVEN???  

This will be a first class event that cannot be matched by most other PCA chapters around the country. Those of you who were with us last year, understand how special the event was. If you weren't with us, ask anyone who was there. Please put the Delaware PCA Summer Picnic at Granogue on your calendar today, and register a soon as possible so we can continue to enhance the program. We promise this will be another landmark event for Delaware PCA, and we are expecting a large turnout. Show your Porsche Pride and celebrate a beautiful summer afternoon with us at Granogue. 

July 23- Street Survival School Program,
Vince Crognale, Event Organizer

Please register here:
http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/delaware-pca-16-1-frawley-stadium-tire-rack-street-survival-003534

I would like to introduce you to the Tire Rack Street Survival Program that PCA is sponsoring. For those of you not familiar with the program, The Street Survival Program was launched in 2003 by the BMW CCA Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization separate from the BMW Club that is responsible for the Street Survival Program, among other things. Since its inception, the SCCA, Audi Club and PCA have also joined the program. Street Survival has now hosted over 1000 schools nationally, and trained over 10,000 teen drivers. This program is unique in that it has been developed specifically for the teen driver.  And we are now going to bring it to Delaware!!

The Street Survival School is a driver safety school for teenage drivers, which teaches basic car control skills in the student’s own vehicle. This is not your average high school driver education class where students learn the necessary skills to pass a road test. The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival program is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations, where students are taught vehicle dynamics, car control and accident avoidance skills.  Please see link for more information: http://streetsurvival.org

I am pleased to announce that our region will be hosting our first event, on Saturday, July 23rd at Frawley Stadium!  We will be using the parking lot in front of the Main entrance.  

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to discuss the event or program further, please reach out to Vince Crognale at pastpresident@delawarepca.org or on cell at 610-505-2890.

This is a fantastic program, much needed in the community, and we are finally able to offer it in Delaware, help us make it successful!!

WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY OFFERS FOR TO HELP WITH THIS EVENT (WHICH WE GREATLY APPRECIATE!!), FOR VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION, PLEASE REGISTER AT:
www.motorsportreg.com/events/trss-instructor-volunteer-sign-up-template-adams-motorsports-park-pca-delaware-970880

 Some upcoming events include:

August 10- Special Club Night at Schaefer’s Canal House, Chesapeake City, MD

September 30, Oct. 1,2 – Porsche Club of Delaware DE (Driver’s Education) Event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at these summer fun events.  I hope you are enjoying your summer and this great warm weather.  Get out and DRIVE!

See you on the Road,
Sam​

We hold a track event for experienced and inexperienced drivers Check our track page for more details:

Parents: There are still openings available to get those teenage drivers enrolled in our “July 23rd Street Survival School” (more information on our Events page)


Please sign up
HERE  

The Street Survival School is a driver safety school for teenage drivers, which teaches basic car control skills in the student's own vehicle. This is not your average high school driver education class where students learn the necessary skills to pass a road test. The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival program is a "hands-on" driving experience in real-world situations, where students are taught vehicle dynamics, car control and accident avoidance skills.  Please see link for more information: http://streetsurvival.org

July 23- Street Survival School Program, 
Vince Crognale, Event Organizer
pastpresident@delawarepca.org or on cell at 610-505-2890.

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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.

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