About this event
2022 Zone 7 Tour Overview--June 9-13, 2022
This is the well-known Shasta Region Four Day Tour through the mountains, valleys and scenic by-ways of Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Lassen Counties. It is similar to the Tour held in 2018 and 2019, which received high ratings. The Tour could not be held in 2020-2021, due to Coronavirus Restrictions. All roads and venues are open and unrestricted, so the Tour is scheduled again!!!
It is limited to PCA Zone 7 Members only, and you must drive only in your Porsche vehicle. We require your vehicle to be in good condition, and recently serviced, since we travel at elevations as high as 6500 feet and we must be able to pass slow moving vehicles as a Group. Touring is a special skill set, so we ask that you rank yourself as to your experience, so we can place you within your group for safety purposes. This is a "spirited" drive!!!!.
Each day involves about six hours of "seat time", so you will get to enjoy what your car was made to do---perform at its best, both using its power and its handling ability. You will be part of an 18 member team, with an experienced Lead Driver, a Sweep Driver and a Relay in the middle. We also require the use of two-way radios so that we can maintain constant communications. The end result is that we travel "as one", yet at speeds that are at the maximum of safety.
You will check in the Host facility on Thursday afternoon the 9th of June. Plan to stay there for the duration. We know you will be pleased with the location and the venue. Note: stay at this facility is NOT mandatory. You can stay anywhere you wish, but there is a preferred rate, and the evening banquets are at the Host venue. We "stage" and leave each morning from there as well. On Monday, you will check out and join your Group for the "Farewell Tour." This one will end at around 11:00 am where you can quickly get on SR44, SR299 or I-5 and head home.
Redding is situated at the juncture of the Sierras, the Coastal Range and the Cascades. So each of the first three mornings, you will Tour with your group an average of 260 miles into these mountain ranges. The fourth morning you will check out and take a short, 80 mile "roller coaster" Tour that drops you off on Interstate 5 for your ride back home.
Your fee is based on either "One Person Per Car" ( $525) or "Two Persons Per Car" ($890). It includes all fees, Tour costs, and three banquet meals . Lunch is "on the road" and is also included. Your Room Rate at the Host includes a breakfast buffet for all four mornings. You will receive Hotel information after Tour registration. Of course, choice and payment for your own room is not included in the Regitration Fee.. (We have secured a block of rooms and negotiated a discounted rate.)
Leg #A--South West Loop
This Tour heads South on I-5 for about 15 miles before turning west into the hills of southern Shasta and northern Trinity Counties. There is some spirited driving here as we climb SR 36 before diving down into the canyons into the hidden valley at Hayfork, CA. Nothing but twisting "Porsche roads" are found here as we make our way to Weaverville and SR 299. Lunch is at a small, very quaint restaurant called the Straw House. We will sit on the banks of the Trinity River in front of an authentic brick pizza oven and be served lunch, while watching the white water rapids. From there, we will visit Trinity, Whiskeytown, Keswick and Shasta Dams. Dinner and evening events.
Approximate Drive (total) time and distance 6:00 (8:45) 257 mi
Leg #B--North West Loop
This is one of Shasta Region's favorite Tours. We start out due West on SR299 to historic Weaverville, then turn north on SR3. This road winds through the Trinity Alps, and along Trinity Lake. It is one of the most scenic roads in inland California and has virtually no traffic for about 100 miles! We will climb Scott Mountain, which is 7 miles of "two lane racetrack" with one of the tightest turns in California! As we descend into the Scott Valley, we will have lunch in the small town of Etna, along the Pacific Coast Trail. After lunch we take another "roller coaster" ride over Gazelle Mountain for a photo op of beautiful Mt. Shasta from the North side. The return is back through Siskiyou and Shasta Canyons, through Lake Shasta and back to Redding. Dinner and evening events.
Approximate Drive (total) time and distance 6:00 (7:45) 245 mi
Leg #C--North East Loop
We start to the East on SR44 into eastern Shasta County and wind through narrow country roads bordered by a historic "Rock Wall"--6.5 miles of stone, hand set from the explosion of Mount Lassen. From there, we will drop down into the Manton Wine Country, then back up the mountain to Shingletown. Heading Northeast, we end up in the historic town of Fall River Mills for lunch. After lunch, we travel through the Fall River Valley and on to MacArthur/Burney Falls State Park for an hour long visit, including a hike down to Falls, if you wish.. (Note: On occasion, the Park is Closed and this portion is deleted.) Our return will be on SR299 down the mountains back into Redding. Dinner and evening events.
Approximate Drive (total) time and distance: 4:30 (6:30) 210 mi
Leg #D Monday, June 13, 2022
After checking out, we will all leave together (in manageable groups, of course) and head east for an 80 mile, 2 hour Roller Coaster ride into eastern Shasta County. This is a Ride To Remember and will be a perfect way to end your Tour, after breakfast. After a quick bathroom break, you will be on the freeway heading back home!
Approximate Drive time and distance 2:00 80 mi
TOTAL DRIVE TIME AND DISTANCE, Approximately 19:00 800 mi:
We will Tour in three groups of 18 Porsches each.
The first day, your Group will take either Tour A, B or C. Each subsequent day, you will rotate to the next Tour.
On the final day, everyone drives Tour D. The three Groups will drive 15 minutes apart "in tandem".
You must be a Porsche Club of America Member in one of the ten Regions of Zone 7
You must have a two way hand held radio with GMRS capability up to Channel 20--recommendations provided later.
You will be required to sign the standard PCA Insurance Waiver to be covered by their insurance
Your Porsche must be well maintained, recently serviced (including a brake and tire check) and capable of this intensity, terrain, altitude, and distance.