September Zone Rep Notes:

I know there is lots of frustration out there with COVID. There are so many mixed messages on what is safe and unsafe. PCA has a wide variety of enthusiasts with the common love of Porsches.  That doesn’t mean we agree on everything though and how to deal with the ongoing pandemic is no exception. You have some members that are reluctant to participate in events that expose them to the possibility of infection, some with not a care in the world and many trying to pick a path in the middle that balances risk vs maintaining a normal life. In general, the club will continue to err on the side of caution, and certainly abide by state and local guidelines. The vast majority of our members respect that and while disappointed when events are cancelled understand the reasoning.

 

That being said, there is no reason we can’t find work arounds to get out and enjoy some Porsche therapy. Waivers and COVID plans have become the new normal for regional leadership, and there are still a lot of fun events happening across Zone 5. Driver education events, autocrosses, rallies, drives, and socially distant socials are happening with greater frequency. They are just different than normal. More restrictions and less personal interaction is frustrating, but at least we are getting out there.

 

Thanks to all the folks that are working through the restrictions and finding ways to safety enjoy our cars and each other’s company. If you have creative ideas on hold events- Zoom socials, sim racing, contactless concours and so on, work with your region leadership to bring them to life. In the meantime, be safe, be patient, and we will come out the other side of this stronger than ever.

 

Hope to see you out on the road soon!

 

Chuck Bush

Zone 5 Rep

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