Sat, Oct 21, 2023

Chesapeake Challenge 54 - Oct 21

Elkridge Harford Hunt Club

About this event

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The Chesapeake Region invites its members to attend the 54th Annual Chesapeake Challenge! This event has something for EVERY Porsche driver and enthusiast. People getting together to look at and show their Porsches while having a fun-filled day of activities, good food, and great company!

For over 50 years, Chesapeake Region has invited its members and friends to celebrate the annual Chesapeake Challenge – the oldest running multi-event weekend in PCA history. The Challenge quickly became popular among Mid Atlantic owners, and attendance grew to well over a hundred cars in the ensuing years. The Challenge has moved around Maryland throughout its history. From 1968-2008, the event was held as a three-day event held from Friday over Saturday, with the autocross being held on Sunday morning.

The 54th Chesapeake Challenge will be an all day, one-day event, Saturday, October 21st

Sponsored by Porsche Hunt Valley

There will be a light breakfast (donuts and coffee), Concours, Lunch catered by Mission BBQ, Gimmick Rally, Tech Quiz, Cocktail and appetizer hour, and Awards Dinner catered by Rouge Catering. During the morning of the Challenge, Dennis Simon, internationally renowned automotive artist, will be available displaying and selling his treasured posters. Additionally, we will be having John Davis, host of MotorWeek, available throughout the day and as a guest speaker at dinner. 

This year’s event will be held entirely at Elkridge Harford Hunt Club in Monkton, Maryland. The Hunt Club has a storied history, much like the Porsche Club. We will have the unique ability to attend an event at this historic location that is only open to members.

CONCOURS - The day will open with a Concours d’Elegance with cars grouped into Full Concours, Street/Prepared Concours, and Display Only. In addition to the standard class awards, Full Concours cars will compete for the Knowlton P. Long / Lufthansa Trophy, while Street/Prepared cars will compete for a new overall trophy being introduced this year. All Concours cars will also be eligible for Honorary Choice awards and the Display class will compete for People’s Choice award. John Davis will also present an award to his favorite car.

LUNCH - The Chesapeake Region will host a picnic lunch catered by Mission BBQ. 

GIMMICK RALLY - After lunch, a Gimmick Rally will be held featuring a scenic and delightful route created by Aniano Arao, made even more enjoyable and satisfying by clever gimmicks devised by him and his fellow Tour & Rally co-chair, Rich Ehrlich. Individual 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded to the top-performing drivers and navigators.

TECH QUIZ - Upon your return, we will participate in a Tech quiz testing your Porsche knowledge…the quiz is FUN and multiple choice, so anyone is likely to win! This year’s Tech Quiz will focus on questions about Boxster/Cayman with a tiebreaker focused on Brumos. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the Tech Quiz. Even the best multiple choice guessers have been known to win a trophy or two!

DINNER - The final event of the day is the Awards Dinner Buffet catered by Rouge Catering. Following dinner, we will have awards and a special guest speaker. 

GUEST SPEAKER - John Davis, host of MotorWeek

SILENT AUCTION  - There will be a silent auction of Porsche / car enthusiast items held prior to dinner to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You can sign up to donate an item to be auctioned off or be ready to bid on the items available at the auction table!

Knowlton P. Long / Lufthansa Award - For the attendee that scores the best in all three events, Full Concours, Gimmick Rally, and Tech Quiz, they will be awarded the coveted Knowlton P. Long Award. Their name will be placed on the trophy and they will receive an elite take-home trophy in honor of their accomplishment!

So come and join us for fun-filled day of Porsches and people. All of your favorite cars and friends will be there, and so should you!


  • WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2023, Event Sign-In Table to open at 7:30 AM
  • WHERE: Elkridge Harford Hunt Club, 3403 Pocock Road, Monkton, MD
  • Schedule:
    • 7:30 AM -- Event opens for sign-in, light breakfast of donuts & coffee, & Concours Preparation
    • 9:00 - 11:00 -- Concours judging 
    • 11:00 - 12:00 -- Lunch catered by Mission BBQ
    • 12:00 - 3:30 -- Gimmick Rally 
    • 3:45 - 4:30 -- Tech Quiz 
    • 4:30 - 5:00 – Cocktails and Appetizers
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM -- Dinner & Awards Banquet catered by Rouge Catering
  • COST: $70/PERSON
    • Your fee is good for Concours, Gimmick Rally, Tech Quiz, Commemorative long-sleeve shirt and swag, lunch and dinner per person.
    • Shirts ordered after September 8th will not be available for pickup at the Challenge. Special arrangements with the CC Committee will need to be made to pick them up at a later date.
    • MotorsportReg charges a new $2 booking fee for every registration (not for every person). 


  • Registration closes at midnight on October 15th
  • There will be a limit of 100 attendees
  • Please fill out ALL sections of the event registration

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to contact Stacy Hawver, Tracey Jennings, or Jenn Kocsan at  

Attendees (77)

Michael Tavenner
John Ashford
Phil Andrews
Steven Groh
Hung Du
Carolyn Bernota
Steve Buss
Kaye Morton

Elkridge Harford Hunt Club

Monkton, MD


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PCA - Chesapeake

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