How Does UCR Fit In?

PCA Region MapThe “National” Porsche Club of America comprises 146 Regions (chapters) organized into 13 Zones across the USA and Canada. Upper Canada Region, with nearly 2700 primary members (4,000 including family/friend affiliates) (Jan, 2017), is the largest Region in Zone 1 and the largest in the whole of PCA (up from 8th place in 2009). Zone 1 covers the Northeast United States and Eastern Canada. With over 15,000 members, it is the largest PCA Zone with about 20% of PCA’s 75,000+ primary members. Zone 1 is incorporated in Maryland, where the PCA National Office is located.

UCR runs a full annual calendar of about 60 events in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout the Region. Zone 1 also runs several events in some of its northeast USA Regions. With multi-Region volunteer support, PCA organizes several events, too, e.g. Porsche Parade, a week-long summer event held in a different US location each year and attended by up to 2000 members and their families from PCA Regions all over North America. PCA also runs Tech Tactics meetings, a tour, known as “Treffen” and partners with others to host members at major races and other auto-related events.

Zone 1 puts on four major events per year:

  • A Rally and Concours d’Elegance weekend in May which moves around the zone and has historically taken place in the more populous regions: NNJR, Metro New York or CVR. Our neighbor, Rennsport Region, has also been the host.
  • A  PCA Club Race : The Clash at Watkins Glen, late May–early June where UCR racers participate in force and where UCR has provided management, registration and grid leadership.
  • A DE event: 48 Hours at The Glen in late June where participants have their own instructor (if needed) and approx. 3 hours and 20 minutes of track time at a lower cost than other weekends. The Friday before the event instructors are invited to taste the open track and complete the National Instructor Training Program. This is a freebee from Zone 1 to thank the instructors for their diligent and hard work during the rest of the year.
  • An Autocross weekend with movable dates so as not to coincide with other regional or National events. Locations tend to be disused airports, huge parking lots or similar. One can attend just one day, however, trophies are only given to two day participants.

All events are run according to the  Parade Competition Rules (PCRs) and “safety first” is the guiding principle.

The Zone 1 Representative, Mike Bryan , is helped by a number of volunteers, who as committee chairs oversee the various events.