Fri, May 31 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019

NCR 2019 Rally Event 2 - Spring Get-A-Way Weekend

Hampton Inn, St Albans, VT

About this event

Spring Get-A-Way Weekend to Northern Vermont -- NCR Rally Event #2 for 2019

Join like-minded Porsche enthusiasts on a tour of Northern Vermont to enjoy roads, scenery, and especially the verdant hues of Spring draped over terrain that varies from river valleys to rolling hills to mountains for which the state is famous.  Our base of operations is St. Albans, a delightful small town north of the Burlington area and about 14 miles south of the Canadian border.  The town was named after St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England and was established as one of the New Hampshire Grants of the mid 1700s by Benning Wentworth, Colonial Governor of the Provence of New Hampshire, on land west of the Connecticut River claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.  The disputed land eventually became Vermont.  St. Albans is unique in being the site of the northernmost engagement of the Civil War, the St. Albans Raid of 1864, where Confederate soldiers who had escaped Union confinement crossed from the Province of Canada to rob banks and plunder with a hope of diverting Federal troops from duties further south.  Nearby Lake Champlain is the reputed home of Champ (aka Champy), a legendary inhabitant of the deep.  Photograph him (or her) and become famous.


Friday:  Arrive in St. Albans and explore at your leisure.  We gather Friday evening at The Old Forge restaurant just around the corner from our hotel for a relaxed 6 PM social hour (cash bar) and 7 PM Welcome Dinner where the telling of tall tales about previous adventures will take place.  

Saturday:  After breakfast and obligatory rituals of waiver signing and Drivers Meeting, we depart to drive lightly traveled serpentine roads which intersperse curves with Vermont's scenic delights.  A mid-morning rest stop at Jay Peak Resort will provide for stretching legs, refreshments, and an opportunity to ride the Tram ($) to the Sky Haus.  

Pressing on, we drive an oft-missed northern segment of the famous Vermont Route 100 before arriving for lunch in Stowe.  Following lunch we traverse historic Smuggler's Notch (weather permitting).  During our return to St. Albans, be on the lookout for a chance to savor the elusive and much sought-after Vermont Maple Creemee, an ice cream concoction that is difficult to resist.  We convene Saturday evening at Jeff's Maine Seafood restaurant nearby our hotel for a 6 PM social hour (cash bar) and 7 PM Group Dinner.  

Sunday:  The day is at your leisure.  After breakfast say your good-byes and depart for further exploration or the drive home.


Our Get-A-Way hotel is the Hampton Inn, 43 Lake Street, St Albans, Vermont 05478, phone:  802-528-5020.   It is centrally located and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and the Village Green.  We have a block of 15 rooms (mix of kings and dual queens) being held for our group at a discounted rate of $159 per night plus tax.  Free amenities include breakfast for two, WiFi, use of the indoor pool and fitness room, and covered parking adjacent to the hotel.  

Our block of rooms will be held until 6 PM EDT on 4/30/2019, after which the block will be released and further reservations will be subject to availability at the standard rate.  Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least 48 hours before the first reservation night.  To make your reservation, visit the special NCR Hampton Inn Web Page. Our Group Name is "North Country Porsche Club" with Group Code "POR".

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.  Reserve now to avoid disappointment.

Schedule for Saturday, June 1:
Check in & Waiver Signing:  9:00 AM   (Location:  Hampton Inn lobby)
Mandatory Drivers Meeting:  9:30 AM
Departure:  10:00 AM

Rally Event Fee:  $10 per person, collected at time of registration.

Information about St. Allbans and the surrounding region and other details will be sent to registered participants approximately two weeks prior to the event.  Please address questions to the NCR Rally Chair (

Advance Registration Required.  No On-Site Registration Will Be Accepted.  Capacity Limits Apply.

Event requirements


  1. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license, and be a PCA member or affiliate. 
  2. Guest participation requires prior approval of the NCR Rally Chair (
  3. You must read and agree to adhere to PCA Minimum Driving Tour Standards.
  4. You must certify that you have no known physical or mental problems that might jeopardize yourself or others if you participate in this event.
  5. You must agree to cancel or notify the registrar if you cannot attend this event.

All Adults will be required to sign a PCA Waiver at the Drivers Meeting prior to departure.  Only adults may drive in this event. 

Each Passenger in your vehicle who is a Minor must have a separate, properly executed PCA Minor Waiver signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian.  No Exceptions!  A Parent or Legal Guardian who is accompanying a Minor in your vehicle may sign the PCA Minor Waiver at the Drivers Meeting.  If a Parent or Legal Guardian will not be accompanying the Minor in your vehicle, you MUST download and complete the PCA Minor Waiver Form.  It is your responsibility to have this waiver PRINTED IN COLOR, executed, and signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian, and to bring it to the event.  Contact the Rally Chair ( well in advance of the event if you have questions.  No properly executed and signed PCA Minor Waiver for each Minor means No Participation.

Entries (18)

Susie Laughy
Dean Laughy
Eddie Galvez
Joseph Byrne
Constantine Brocoum
Jim Lintner
Christopher Hegarty
Richard Willey

Hampton Inn, St Albans, VT

St Albans, VT


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PCA - North Country - Rally & Show

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