Club Drives

Once a month (or so) there are organized club day drives to some point of interest or restaurant.  A fun and relaxed opportunity to go out for a drive with fellow Porsche admirers.  There are also longer, overnight, drives organized periodically throughout the year.  Drives are open to AL PCA Region Members. Membership information: PCA Membership

Annual Polar Bear Run – January

Our annual Polar Bear Run takes place in the later part of January each year.  The drive departs from Porsche Birmingham, and takes us up to the beautiful Cheaha State Park.  We end the drive with a delicious lunch.  It is a great, well attended driving event each year, and always a fantastic time!

Annual Porsche Birmingham Tech Session and Breakfast & Bonus Club Drive to Various Locations Tbd – February

Join us for an informative tech session and breakfast provided by Porsche Birmingham.  Learn more about your beautiful car and see what’s new at the dealership.   Following the session, we will lead a club drive to have lunch at a location TBD.

Annual Porsches & Pistols Club Drive to CMP Talladega – March

This is a brand new and exceptionally cool event for our Club.  We will depart from Porsche Birmingham Please join us for a very fun, educational and informative day at one of the finest ranges in the US.  Safety and education are their hallmarks.  Bring your family!  For more about CMP, click here.  Our event will include unrestricted access, managed by the CMP range officers, to ranges 1,2, and 4.  Click here for a range map.  **Restrictions are small, no .50 BMG and let’s not complicate the day with black powder on our first event.  Outside of that, any legal handgun or long gun (air rifles, too) is able to be enjoyed.  The $25 per person event fee covers all usage fees on these ranges.  The facility does have a Pro-Shop on site with firearms, accessories, and ammunition.  You are not required to purchase and use ammunition from the facility, bring your own as you choose.  Restrictions here are simple, if you can purchase the ammunition from a local big box store you can shoot it, nothing unique such as tracers, incendiary, armor piercing and the like.  Should you desire and for an extra charge, CMP has a 15 station, one mile loop, sporting clays area.  We will have a private meeting room for the classroom portion and to store your gear.  There are plenty of lunch options close by, or you can bring a picnic.  A BIG thanks to the man, the myth, the legend – our very own Rodney McFarland (of Porsche Birmingham fame) for putting this together.

Annual Police Escorted Drive to Barber for Indy / Children’s of Alabama Grand Prix of AL – April

Porter Fell Memorial Police Escorted Drive to Barber. We will gather at and depart from Porsche Birmingham for police escorted drive to Barber Motorsports Park.  Tickets and parking passes to race must be purchased separately and in advance.  Links will follow soon!

Annual AL PCA Fall Drive / Trip –  October

Each fall our club takes an annual drive / trip to various locations such as The Tail of The Dragon near Robbinsville, NC – with a stay at the beautiful Tapoco Lodge.  Other years we have also gone to Helen, GA, and in 2021 we did a fall trip to Western, NC where we  participated in various drives and events centered around our stay at the gorgeous Switzerland Inn, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  In 2022, we traveled to The Ridges Resort on beautiful Lake Chatuge.  We plan to rotate out these locations each year for an amazing experience and fun times for all!

Annual AL PCA Drive & Event to Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta – November

Make plans to attend our 2023 fall trip to PEC in Atlanta! Our visit includes Lunch & Dinner at 356 Cafe, Tour of PEC and Museum, and SIM participation. In addition, early selection of Porsche models for Track driving is available during March. Hotel rooms at Kimpton (across parking lot) have been reserved. Last year’s event filled quickly – several members were not able to attend due to delaying registration. Registration link will be posted here when open.