Here is another opportunity to participate in the NCR autocross series. A great chance to learn car control, compete with some friends, and have a great time. Located close by in Ayer, MA, this is the perfect chance to learn just how well your Porsche handles in a safe, controlled setting.
The event takes place at the Moore Airfield near Ayer, MA. We usually run a full loop course that is about a mile long. We have a great Novice program which includes guided course walks and instruction throughout the day. No experience is necessary!
Registration is open to any licensed driver. The cost is only $40 for PCA members, $45 for RMC members and $50 for non-members. Registration is limited to 80 entries.
Online registration is required (closes Wednesday night before the event). There will be no on-site registration.
Location : Moore Airfield
Register at http://msreg.com/2018-NCR-AX3 or at ncr-pca.motorsportsreg.com
Spring 2018 Get – A – Way Weekend will be June 15-17, 2018.
Join fellow NCR members on our 2018 three-day Spring Getaway to Saratoga Springs, NY, for a drive on Saturday (16th) of rolling terrain with lots of twisty county roads sporting smooth asphalt and little traffic. We plan an en route stop at the Saratoga National Historical Park, site of General Benedict Arnold's drunken charge during the Revolutionary War Battle of Saratoga. Saratoga Springs has much to offer to fill your non-driving time: Numerous fine restaurants, Saratoga Auto Museum, Harness Racing Track, Casino, Mineral Waters and Baths, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2018 schedule not yet published).
Our Getaway Hotel is the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs where a block of 15 rooms is being held for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, 2018 at a group discounted rate of $179 per night for a single king-bedded or double room. Suites may also be available at $279.00. Reservations can be made using the 3-letter code (PRC) by calling the hotel directly at (518) 584-4550, by calling 1-855-592-8367, or on the Internet at www.saratogahi.com. Reservations must be made by May 4, 2018; after that date, the block will release, and reservations will be subject to hotel rates and availability. Cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival.
Our hotel is conveniently situated adjacent to a public park and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops in downtown Saratoga Springs. A Welcome Dinner is planned for Friday evening and a Group Dinner will be held Saturday evening. Further details about dinner and other getaway information will be released as available.
You are encouraged to make your hotel reservation well in advance to avoid disappointment. Saratoga Springs is a popular tourist destination and the dates for our getaway weekend correspond to the beginning of the active tourist season. Lodging is filling quickly.
A $10 per person Rally Fee will be collected to help defray costs.
We have moved registration for Rally Events to MotorsportReg. If you do not yet have a free account on MotorsportReg, you will be prompted to create one to proceed with registration.
Advance registration required. No on-site registration will be accepted.
Monday, 25 June 2018 07:00am - Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:00pm
Come join us for an early summer DE at Lime Rock Park, the iconic road course
located in the foothills of the scenic southern Berkshires.
North Country Region (NCR) is hosting a two day Drivers Education event on Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th at this well known and challenging track located in northwestern Connecticut. Both days will be full day sessions.
There will be a beer and wine social in the garage at the conclusion of Monday's sessions. Although not confirmed, I'm sure there will be a track walk for those that are interested.
Lee Carpentier will be hosting Car Control sessions both days on LimeRock’s well developed and highly rated skid pad and autocross facility. A no worries let it all hang out facility that allows you to explore thelimits of your mettle as well your car. Who knows, you may enjoy driving your car looking out the passenger window rather than the windshield. This is an activity that is beneficial to all ability levels.
The skidpad will use half hour blocks and be able to accommodate two drivers per half hour (using two cars/instructors). Drive time per half hour would be just over twenty minutes with a few minutes in reserve for discussion and people running late or just needing a few extra laps.
This program is first come first serve. Interested drivers should contact Lee at Lee@advancemotorsports.racing. To confirm your session prepayment will be required by check or through Paypal.
Simon Kirby will be available for on track coaching sessions.
The Days Inn, Great Barrington MA is offering a 20% discount off their standard Sunday Monday rate...net $89 plus tax.
The 2018 Great Race is a TSD rally of 120 vintage automobiles competing over 9 days on a road course exending from Buffalo, NY to Halifax. Nova Scotia. On Tuesday, June 26, Great Race cars will make an extended lunch stop at the Mt Washington Auto Road where we will view the machines and chat with crews as are available. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
Our event will begin at Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, NH, where prior to departure you may wish to enjoy breakfast at this highly regarded New Hampshire classic. Order your breakfast before 8 AM to receive a 10% Early Bird discount. After breakfast we will make a short (approx 1 hour 15 min) Porsche drive to our rendezvous with automotive history. Segregated Porsche-only parking has been arranged with Great Race organizers, so your baby will be safe while you view Great Race cars arriving (nominally) at one-minute intervals over a two-hour period. Your lunch options include a cafeteria in the lodge across the road, food truck(s) on site for the event, or plan ahead and bring a picnic lunch.
Come with us on a pastoral three-state rally event into the western upcountry of New Hampshire and down to the Connecticut River Valley. We’ll kick off the tour in Dublin, NH, convening at Carr’s Store and Gas Station at the intersection of Route 101 and Route 137 – great place to top off the tank, perhaps get a cuppa and a treat.
After Waiver Signing and the Drivers Meeting, we’ll travel up through Dublin, home of Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Then, we’ll head north and west to pass through the neat little towns of Harrisville (well-preserved 19th-century mill town, nine lakes and ponds), Nelson (origin of Contra-Dancing), Sullivan, and Gilsum (Home of Badger Balm and The Annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show) on our way to intersect with the Connecticut River just south of Walpole, NH (L.A. Burdick Chocolates & home of Ken Burns).
We’ll follow the River south along little travelled River Valley farm country and the towns of Westmoreland, Chesterfield, Hinsdale and Winchester before crossing into Northfield, Massachusetts, on toward Bernardston, MA, and proceed to a beautiful, welcoming location for our lunch – dedicated parking for our cars, dedicated dining area for our group, individual ordering (and checks) off the menu – pub style.
After lunch, your options are open: continue with the group drive or … in Bernardston there is the “Destination Shopping Area” of the Kringle Candle complex, an interesting off-shoot of Yankee Candle (Kringle was started by father and son team, the founders of Yankee Candle), founded in 2009. For those wishing to continue the drive, we will head north, scooting past Satan’s Kingdom, entering Vermont (our third state!), continuing along the Connecticut River, on the west bank, through interesting small towns including Vernon and Guilford before arriving at Brattleboro, a dynamic 60’s throwback town where we will end our trip.
Planning for this NCR Rally Event is courtesy of Doreen and Harv Ames.
Assembly Point: Parking lot on the West side of Carr’s Store, 1561 Main Street, Dublin, NH (corner of Route 101 and Route 137 (Brush Brook Road). Various drinks – Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Soda, etc. -- and snacks available inside.
Sign-In & Waivers: 9:00 am; Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 9:30 am Departure: 10:00 am; Goal for Lunch Stop: 12:30 pm
Registration on MotorsportReg Required. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.
Come and join us on Saturday, July 21st at Bug Light State Park from 11 AM to 2 PM as Porsches gather along the magnificent rocky coast of Maine in an all Porsche car show to benefit the Dempsey Center. The Dempsey Center provides free support services to anyone impacted by cancer. Last year 100 Porsches participated and this year we are expecting more than 150 cars.
There will be Porsches from all over the northeast with models ranging from the classic 1960’s model 356, to the latest Porsche 911’s, Panamera’s, and SUV’s. Air-cooled, water-cooled, rear-engine, front-engine and mid-engine. They’ll all be there! This will be the largest gathering of Porsches in Maine since 1986.
This will be car enthusiast heaven. Most people will never have the opportunity to see so many iconic cars in one place. And all money raised will go to the Dempsey Center. Food will be available for purchase from various food trucks and there will be opportunities to buy Porsche memorabilia as well as to talk cars with the people who own them and love them.
This event is open for viewing by the public with a requested donation of $5 per attendee. Children are welcome and those under 12 are free. Please join us for what has become Maine’s car community’s most exciting car show of the summer. And all to benefit the Dempsey Center.
Join us on Sunday, July 22, at 10 am for a tour of Richie Clyne's car collection. It consists of about 30 cars from the Richie Clyne collection from Las Vegas, NV. Cars change all the time and range from from Duesenbergs to Ford Model Ts. There is also a boathouse which held, the last time I was there, two beautiful classic runabouts. On the way down to the boathouse, visit the small chapel and gazebo.
The location is 105 Bay Street, Wolfeboro. As you come up the drive, bear right and loop back to the way you came in for parking.