The Hershey Tour info on Apr 30, 2021 (265836) |

The Hershey Tour

The Hershey Tour

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

Friday, Apr 30 — Sunday, May 2, 2021
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

Registration closed April 23, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-04-23T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends April 23, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-04-23T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens March 12, 2021 12:00 PM at 2021-03-12T09:00:00-0800 Registration runs from March 12, 2021 12:00 PM to April 23, 2021 11:59 PM


Join PCA POTOMAC as we take our Fifth tour through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, bound for the historic THE HOTEL HERSHEY.   The weekend will see the famous  PORSCHE-ONLY SWAP MEET, now relocated to the Carlisle Fairgrounds on May 1, and we will visit Hershey’s ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM on Sunday May 2!  Plus fine food and camaradarie (within current COVID-19 guidance, of course) as always!

Drive Date:  April 30, 2021

HOTEL (April 30-May 2, 2 nights):  The Hotel Hershey.


1) Central PA PCA Porsche-Only Swap Meet:  May 1, 2021 @ Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle PA.

2) Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) Museum visit:  May 2, 2021 @ AACA Museum, Hershey PA.‎ 

Costs and Other Info at a Glance: 

a) We will provide booking information to you once you register for this event. Special rate is $279 per night + 11% tax for a room with King Bed.   

b) Gen. admission to the swap meet is free + $25 for Porsche area parking, or $60 for the Porsche Corral parking (note the Swapmeet website shows two conflicting numbers).  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) No registration fees upfront will be collected for this event;  however,  there may be attendance limitations at particular restaurant venues, which we will advise as early as we possibly can.

e) For those who wish to visit on Sunday, the AACA Museum will be $12.50 for adulta and $11.50 for seniors. We willl try to get a discounted rate but like everything else, prices have increased in this time of Corona..... 

f) 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: Monday April 26, but based on hotel availability, don't wait!  Hotel deadline is MARCH 26, after which rooms at our special rate may no longer be available.



We will depart Friday April 30 at 10:30 am from south of Frederick MD (location to be provided once you register), and then together take a scenic drive northeastward along a  fun route through the hills and valleys of Maryland and Pennsylvania toward Hershey. This year we will completely avoid the Interstate going into Harrisburg!  We'll stop along the way for lunch and then a little later we'll stop off for some ice cream before we drive the last stretch into Hershey.

After checking in at THE HOTEL HERSHEY, relax and check out the surroundings.  At about 6:30, we will meet in the lobby and head off to our traditional casual dinner Friday night April 30.  IN past years we have gone to Fenicci's,  but we will need to confirm our arrangements gien the changing capacity requirements due to COVID as well as their changes to operating hours.

Saturday May 1:  Given we have learned many spouses have preferred to do other things than attending a fabulous Porsche-only swap meet,  we will leave the morning open for people to do as they wish within the fabulous facilities of the Hotel (e.g., they have something calledThe Chocolate Spa) or visiting the shops and amenities of Hershey.  Plus HERSHEYPARK's 2021 opening weekend will be April 30-May 2!  More info at 

For those attending the swap meet, we will provide directions and recommended departure and arrival times at Carlisle. Concours entrants should also head over there early to get your desired spot. Enjoy the festivities, eat some corndogs, ice cream, and funnel cake, and buy that sun visor for your 928 you've been looking for since 1998,  or have a look at some 996 exhaust tips you were hoping to decorate your living room with. And remember, this is the only Drive and Dine event where you can arrive in one Porsche and go home in another!


Depending on how long you are at the Swap Meet, you might have time to enjoy the hotel's amenities (like the pool, golf, archery, etc., and something called the Chocolate Spa). Or visit attractions, all with a chocolate theme.  There is also some kind of theme park in Hershey.  Hmmmmm. 

Saturday night, we’ll enjoy our traditional business-casual dinner. In past years this has been at The Mill in Hershey,  but we will finalize arrangements shortly, whether there or another venue.

May 2 - Sunday morning, enjoy breakfast and for those of you who registered,  we will head out from the Hotel about 9:30 (tentative) for the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. Admission is $12.50, $11.50 for seniors. Numerous old cars, 60s and 70s muscle their permanent TUCKER exhibit (for those of few of you who are into rear-engine cars....oh wait),  And  of course, Forest Gump's bus is there along with a myriad of changing and permanent exhibits,  plus we may get lucky and see the Hershey Kissmobile out front.......

After the museum, those who are interested may enjoy a stragglers lunch at the Troeg brewhouse, or feel free to do some stuff in Hershey at your leisure, or head on home.

Signup is open now through April 26.  However, you must make your Hotel Hershey reservation by March 26.  We have a limited number of rooms. The rates will be $279 per night + 11% tax for a room with King Bed.  We will provide reservation information only to those registering for this event.  Please note we have 12 rooms reserved at the special rate, but additional rooms may be available at that rate depending on whether you book quickly enough.  Again we'll send you booking info when you register for this event.  We've had as many as 18 rooms in past years.

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.