The Midweek Casual 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. 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. These are published at least two weeks in advance including the meeting location and time.
In 2019 we are planning seven drives, one a month, starting in April and going through October. Several drives are planned for starts in Hillsboro, several out of Troutdale, and several South of Portland. Each drive will be scheduled for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday based on the preference and availability of the tour leader. We do ask that you contact the Tour Leader before the drive, so they can arrange the lunch. You are responsible for any parking charges on the drive and for your lunch.
There is a mandatory signing of a waiver form prior to departure, followed by a required participant meeting. At that meeting the Tour Leader will explain the safety rules, distribute the driving instructions, explain the tour directions and point out items on the route that need special attention. The Tour Leader also takes a count of attendees who want to join for lunch in order to make reservations.
If you have the time and want to enjoy exercising your car with like-minded enthusiasts, join us.
If you have questions about Midweek Casual Drives please email Eric at: