Time to get your Porsche out of hibernation and what better way than a Spring DE event!
Our good friends at Coastal Empire Region have planned a rare and unique HPDE weekend getaway/experience. I have already signed up. See the details below........
Coastal Empire Region PCA presents the Grand Prix DE on April 4-5, a unique weekend in historic Savannah, GA on the premises of the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa. Join us for a weekend of thrilling driving on one of the oldest tracks in America (host of the First US Grand Prix in 1909).
This track was recently featured in “Ford v Ferrari” and is normally open only once a year for a SVRA event. This is a rare and unique opportunity to drive this course, and is open to SOLO qualified drivers in all makes and models. We will have four 25 minute run sessions for each of our 4 run groups per day.
The Grand Prix DE weekend serves as a one of a kind fundraiser for Savannah CASA, a local organization which advocates for the wellbeing of local children in foster care. ALL proceeds from this event will go directly to this charity.
ALL entrants will be welcomed by a low country boil on Friday night in the paddock. Entrants will also receive a ticket to our Saturday night Party on the river at the picturesque Westin Savannah Harbor, featuring a live band and silent auction with ALL proceeds going to CASA.
Additional tickets for the party are available through Savannah CASA at the link provided:
Attendees are encouraged to stay at the Westin hotel for a generously discounted rate, which is available by including this option in your DE registration. The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort features an award-winning spa, two restaurants, a golf course, and a complimentary ferry across the river to historic Savannah. Below are explanations of the THREE ENTRY OPTIONS available.
1) VIP ENTRIES ($1,500)
ONLY 10 VIP Entries will be available, and 4 are sold as of this date. VIP Entrants will enjoy premium parking under the VIP tent, catered lunch, snacks, a photo package, and refreshments throughout both days PLUS 2 tickets to the Saturday night party on the river. A room at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa ($500 with taxes and service fees all inclusive) for Friday and Saturday nights and DE registration ($400) is also included. The Westin Resort Fee ($30 + taxes per night) is waived for our guests. Parking is a separate fee at $18 per night at the hotel.
As we are collecting this fee up front, Coastal will also make a $500 contribution in your name to CASA, for which you will receive a receipt. The folks at CASA are confirming that we can do this with their accountant, and we will advise these entrants in the future.
Between the hotel, catering, tent, photo package, DE entry, 2 tickets to the Sat. night party, and proximity to the track (0.33 mile away) this is an EXCELLENT value. Check this registration and let Coastal schedule your reservation for you! Please note that if you were to use your Bonvoy app, the regular rates for these rooms is $322 per night (NOT inclusive of the multiple service fees, taxes, nor the Resort fee).
2) DE + WESTIN RESORT ($900)
In addition to the DE registration fee ($400) this package includes a Friday and Saturday room reservation ($500 with taxes and service fees all inclusive) at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. Again, the Westin Resort Fee ($30 + taxes per night) is waived for our guests, but parking at $18 per day is not. Again, considering the proximity to the race track and the regular rate of $322 per night (NOT inclusive of all the service fees and taxes, nor the Resort fee as noted above), this is also an excellent value for your dollar.
3) DE alone; no room attached ($400)
PLEASE NOTE: Per our agreement with the Westin, the rooms that we have purchased will ONLY be available for this fee until March 13, 2020. Make your life easy, save $, and register your DE and room through our club registration link below:
This will be the ONLY DE at Hutchinson Island in 2020, so do NOT miss this opportunity to drive on this historic track.
Coastal DE chair/registrar
cell: 724-713-1317 (text only)
See you at the track!
David Wells, APR PCA Track Chair