Potomac's NC Museum of Art & Umstead Hotel
Registration closed October 30, 2013 11:59 PM on October 30, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends October 30, 2013 11:59 PM on October 30, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens August 5, 2013 12:00 PM on August 5, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Registration runs from August 5, 2013 12:00 PM to October 30, 2013 11:59 PM
Welcome to the PCA North Carolina Museum of Art & Ulmstead Hotel trip!
This event is sold out! If you sign up you will be placed on our wait list.
An Extraordinary Trip to See
Porsche by Design Seducing Speed
at the North Carolina Museum of Art which marks its first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day. The Potomac region in honor of this special exhibit has organized a unique Drive & Dine to visit the museum along with a stay at a very special five star hotel/spa (the only one in all of North Carolina). This trip will be a 3-day event occurring November 1-3, 2013.
To learn more about the exhibit please visit the museum's web site at: NCMA . We will get a docent led tour of the exhibit along with a gourmet lunch in a private dining room. Members of the Hurricane chapter of PCA will lead the tour.
We will leave late Thursday to check into our hotel and be ready for events on Friday and Saturday. We have negotiated an extremely preferred rate with the Umstead Hotel and Spa of $199/night for the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 31 - November 2, for a premier guest room. To book your room call 919.447.4050 and reference code GRCVB1013 or mention Porsche Club of America to secure our special rate and book rooms for the program! This hotel is located on 12 acres of wooded land, gardens, and a lake. It is a high-end hotel with a fantastic Spa.
Our block has been booked to capacity, meaning any additional guests that call to book will be offered at the hotel'sbest available rate for the first open room category. If you are told that they are booked, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see what I can do.
In addition to the museum, we have reached an agreement with the Ingram family to tour their private Porsche collection in Durham, NC. This private collection contains over 60 significant cars (about 40 on display at any one time) ranging from 356s, racecars, to the latest 911s, all in concours condition. This collection rivals Jay Leno's garage but all Porsche.
Registration will be open on August 5 on MotorSportReg, please register early since we will need to cap the number of people who can attend this event at 50. The cost will be $225 per person, which will include a banquet dinner at the hotel on Friday night, the Ingram collection with beer and wine, the North Carolina Museum of Art exhibit along with lunch. We will also visit the Raleigh Cars and Coffee on Saturday morning before the museum. This often has over 400 cars of all types that come out to share with other car enthusiasts. Other side trips will be available if interested such as tours of Duke and NC State by alumni who are now part of the Potomac region along with a tentative drive led by local PCA region members.
- ·Thursday October 31 - arrive at the hotel and check-in. Meet up with other members for an optional dinner at either the hotel or a nearby restaurant.
- ·Friday November 1 - optional drive through scenic back country roads or enjoy a day at the luxurious Spa at the hotel and meet up at the Ingram collection at 4 for beer and wine and a tour. Meet up for the buffet dinner at the Umstead at 7:30 until whenever.
- ·Saturday November 2 - early drive to Cars & Coffee in Raleigh followed by meeting up at the NC museum of art for lunch and special exhibit tour. Late afternoon can be spent visiting the rest of the exhibit at the museum (the museum has a fantastic outdoor art walk) or optional tours of Duke or NC State.
- ·Sunday November 2 - Drive back home with an optional stop at one of the best BBQ joints in the country (according to a famous Duke alumni).
Register on-line at MotorSportReg.com and get latest up to date schedules. Cost is $225 per person (if you are a member of NCMA there is a small discount). Looking forward to this onetime special event for PCA members.
Michael Handelman, email@example.com
NC Museum of Art trip coordinator