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The All-New Hershey and Gettysburg Tour!

The All-New Hershey and Gettysburg Tour!

PCA - Potomac, The Founders' Region - Drive & Dine

Friday, Apr 19 — Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
Hershey Swap Meet, Hershey, PA

Registration closed April 12, 2019 11:59 PM on April 12, 2019 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends April 12, 2019 11:59 PM on April 12, 2019 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens March 5, 2019 12:00 AM on March 5, 2019 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from March 5, 2019 12:00 AM to April 12, 2019 11:59 PM

OUR FIRST OVERNIGHT DRIVE AND DINE TOUR OF THE SEASON!  The famous HERSHEY PORSCHE-ONLY SWAP MEET happens to fall out on Easter weekend this year.  Because of that,  we have revised our event this year into a two-day fun event (Friday 4/19 and Saturday 4/20, so you can get back home or enjoy things on your own for Easter Sunday).  On Friday our scenic country drive from Urbana, MD will take us through three (3) Covered Bridges, the historic Gettysburg Battlefield, and stops for lunch at the quaint Carriage House Inn (an old favorite) and a new venue for us, the EASTERN MUSEUM OF MOTOR RACING (EMMR), complete with sports cars, open wheel cars and yes, Nitro-Burning Funny Cars!  We will finish the day at our stop for the night, the GETTYSBURG HOTEL, and enjoy dinner in the heart of historic Gettysburg at a comfortable venue.

Early Saturday morning, we will parade up to Hershey (an hour away) to attend the Swap Meet. Afterward, we can meet at Troeg's to unwind and then we can then head off to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Where to: Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, York Springs, PA (Friday) and Porsche-Only Swap Meet, Hershey, PA (Saturday)

Swap Meet Link:

Hotel Link:  (see reservation details below)

Museum Link:

Dates: We drive up Friday April 19 and visit the Motor Racing Museum and stay that night in Gettysburg,  Satuday April 20 is the Swap Meet (after which you can join us at Troeg's, then head home or have some other fun in Hershey.....)

Costs and Other Info at a Glance: 

a) Book Hotel directly through THE GETTYSBURG HOTEL. We have a special rate of $169 a night!  Guestroom reservations for this event will be made by individual attendees calling the Gettysburg Hotel reservations directly at 866-378-1797. In order to receive the special group guestroom rate, individuals must identify themselves as the "Porsche Club Potomac Region" group. All reservations requests must be guaranteed for the amount of the first night’s room & tax. This guarantee can be in the form of a credit card, cash or check. This guarantee is non-refundable unless reservation is cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained at that time.

b) Gen. admission to the swap meet is free + $25 for Porsche area parking, or $40 for the Porsche Corral parking.  If you want to enter in the Peoples' Choice Concours event, it's $10.

c} All meals are dutch style so costs vary depending on your appetite.  Generally our lunches are $10-20 and dinners $30-40 each depending on what you eat and drink. 

d) The Museum is free but EMMR asks for a donation

e) Expected trip length to Hershey about 130 miles with two stops along the way.  Please fill up before we meet at the rally point!

Deadline: Wednesday Apr 13, but based on hotel availability, don't wait!  Hotel deadline is MARCH 6, after which rooms at our special rate may no longer be available.



We will depart Friday April 19 at 10:30 am from near Urbana MD off I-270 (location to be provided once you register), and then together take a scenic drive north  through the hills and valleys and covered bridges of Maryland and Pennsylvania toward Emmitsburg and Gettysburg!  We'll stop along the way for lunch and then we arrive at the EMMR to enjoy the tour and exhibits.

After checking in at THE GETTYSBURG HOTEL relax and check out the surroundings in historic downtown Gettysburg.  At about 6:30, we will meet in the lobby and walk over to dinner nearby the hotel.

The hotel is directly on Lincoln Square.  There is parking on Racehorse Alley about a block east behind the hotel.  Overnight parking rate is $12.

Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, Hotel Front

April 20 Morning: We will caravan from the hotel after breakfast around 8 am to the Swap Meet (about 1 hour drive), where we will try to get there early enough ( 9 am or so) so people who are not displaying (or selling) their car in the Corral can park together and wave the Potomac banner. Concours entrants should drive up earlier to get your desired spot. Enjoy the festivities, eat some corndogs and funnel cake, and buy that odometer for your 914 you've been looking for since 1977,  or have a look at that driver's seat from a 928 you were hoping to use as office furniture. And remember, this is the only Drive and Dine event where you can arrive in one Porsche and go home in another!


After the meet around 1:30-2 pm, we will meet at Troeg's Brewery for lunch and libation, and then all will be on their own for a drive home or for further fun in Hershey.

Signup is open now through April 13.  Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.  We have a limited number of rooms. 

For more information contact your Tour Guide:

Glenn Havinoviski
c 703.395.4039

or email us at

Great cars, great roads, great fun and all with great people!

Please join us for an event you’ll talk about for years to come and more importantly meet fellow car enthusiasts and make new friends.

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