Porsche Parade Primer July 21 to 27
By Dennis Duncan, Vice President and 3 time participant (revised by Andreas Kottschoth)
Porsche Parade 2019 Boca Raton, FL
For your information the following is some hints for registration and what to expect when you arrive.
First it’s a good idea to check the Parade website often for updates.
The update will add information regarding events and banquets etc.
At Parade the dress is largely casual , however at two of the banquets, (the Concours banquet and the Victory banquet) people dress up somewhat with many of the men wearing suits or sport jackets and the ladies with summer dresses or suits.
The remainder of dinners are quite casual and some may be outdoors and where comfort is important, keeping in mind it will be hot in this area.
The event registration is early April
Its best to be prepared in advance knowing which events you wish to join. The guide tours are fun and go to interesting locations, usually including a lunch. A favourite for many is also the gimmick rally that is a fun tour with a theme and will have check stops and observations you will have to find along the way. This is a pressure free good time. You will also find many self directed tours and maps will be provided for those at Parade.
There are also competitive events such as the Concours and TSD Rally for which you need to review the rules before registration to determine your category.
If you are going to be at Parade for the full week it is recommended you take the full Banquet package as it save money and you will want to attend all dinners anyway.
The first night is a welcome party and we traditionally arrange for Red River members to sit together as many of us do different activities after the first day.
On Sunday morning the activities begin at 9 am with check in.
Remember to bring your PCA card and PHOTO ID.
When You enter the room you will be directed to a table where they will check you ID and give you your personal list of activities and you will then go to each appropriate table to get your tickets for banquets, tours etc. This process takes about an hour or so but provides a great opportunity to meet members from all over.
Following check-in, nearby the Parade Goody store will open at 9 am also and will have a large selection of clothing and items of interest. It is best to visit the store in the first couple of days to have a good choice.
When You first arrive at the location ( Sat or Sun) your first stop should be at the welcome tent, where you will be greeted by volunteers that will provide you with a hardy welcome, some cold water and any direction you need to get to hotel check in and parking. How to Volunteer
Also for those arriving on Sat there is a ‘Parade 101’ on-site where an overview of all Parade activities will be provided for first time attendees.
Hopefully you will find this information helpful, but feel free to contact me or Andreas through the club email or at one of our next meetings if you have any questions.