The Midweek Drives are meant to bring Porsche enthusiasts together as they enjoy their great cars. Some ORPCA members are retired or have freedom in their work schedule to participate in these mid-week drives. The drives themselves are aimed at enjoying the regions paved country roads in a relaxed driving style. Prescott Kelly, a Porsche aficionado, recommends driving our cars at least 50 miles until the oils, lubricants and systems are operating at designed temperatures for a period of time. Our mid-week drives are usually 50 to 100 miles, sometimes more, and terminate at a lunch stop. We go rain or shine.
The drives are designed so that you don’t need a navigator but make sure you follow someone who does! If your significant other can’t go, no problem, come and join us. Do you need a Porsche sports car? No, your Porsche SUV or sedan is fine as is any other fun car. If you are a potential ORPCA new member and want to start checking us out. Join in!!
These casual drives started in 2015 with two cars, David Lee and Joe Kelly. In 2016 the casual drives expanded to six monthly events, scheduled at the tourmeister’s convenience.
Registration for Midweek Drives is required. Registration will close when drive is full or 5 days prior to the event. The route and start location are not announced except to those who are signed up. You will get an email a day or 2 prior to the drive. It will have the start location and Printed Driving directors for you to print and bring to the start of the drive. You are responsible for any costs to park during the drive and for your lunch if we have a restaurant.
You will pick a group start time when you register. Bring your favorite Porsche (with plenty of fuel) and ideally, a navigator, to the start location. Each group has about 12 cars. There will be a required participant meeting. At that meeting, the Tour Leader will explain the safety rules, explain the tour directions and point out items on the route that need special attention. Sometimes we have a picnic at the end or go to lunch. The description of the event will tell you which we are doing.
ORPCA has established a guide for Tour Etiquette. It is located at the bottom of this page. Please review this so you are familiar with the rules and process. We want everyone to have a good time and be safe. Knowing what is expected ahead of time will limit the potential for issues or conflicts.
Check individual Midweek Drives for all details. If you have questions about these please contact the Tour Chair
If you have the time and want to enjoy exercising your car with like-minded enthusiasts, join us.