PCA 968 Register eNewsletter: April 2010

According to my calendar it is now spring and more important, only 1 month to the day until the 2010 Hershey 968 get together!!! The event crew continues to add more to the activity list so peruse it below for the latest agenda. I will send you one final email the week before the event to see if you will be attending. This way we can give the parking crew a general idea about how many cars to expect. If you haven’t heard, I will not be able to attend the event this year as I have a family conflict but my thoughts will be with the group and wishing you all a fantastic time.

As the weather turns nice it is time to start to think about getting our great and unique cars out and showing them off. I’m busy cleaning up my new coupe. As I always mention to you, if you have an event you plan to attend let me know and I’ll pass the information on to the other 968ers so you can possibly have some company.

We have a couple of register members that are putting their fine machines up for sale and asked me to mention them to you in case you know of someone who is itching to become a 968 owner.

Rich is selling his fantastic 95 M030 polar silver coupe with the midnight blue sport seats (1 of 2 with this interior and the only one with sport seats). LSD, 73K miles, $20K. See photo links:

Polarsilver 968other


Marty is looking to sell his Coral red (orange) metallic coupe. One of six produced in this rare 1992 only color. It is a 6 spd with LSD and sport seats! He’s looking for $14K. See photo links:


If you are interested in either of these cars send me an email and I’ll get you the contact information.

Spring is coming and so is the Hershey Swap Meet…our annual chance to gather, gab, and engorge on chocolate and fun in Hershey, PA.

This year’s event will be held RAIN or SHINE from Friday, April 23rd, through Sunday, April 25th, to give you more events and more opportunities to meet and visit with your 968 friends.
The atmosphere will be very casual and relaxed.

Friday, April 23, 2010
Meet at the Hilton Gardens Inn, Hershey
550 East Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17055
(717) 566-9292

A block of rooms are available for both Friday and Saturday night at $139 per night (plus sales and occupancy tax).

Be sure to tell them you are with “968 Celebration” to get the special rate.  This Rate EXPIRES on March 24, 2010 The hotel will provide a hose and water on Friday afternoon so that you will be able to rinse and shine at the hotel.  The parking lot will have a special corral marked off with cones so that the cars are not disturbed.

Special Event Added !

RS Barn and Design1Racing have generously offered to host a wine and cheese reception.  While I’m certain that there will be enough for everyone, I also know that we have a number of winies (wino’s?) in our midst and if you would like to share a special bottle please feel free, we’d be happy to drink more.  Details/location to follow.

There will be no organized group dinner on Friday evening. Everyone is encouraged to mingle and meet. We will have some recommendations for dining.

Saturday: April 24, 2010
8:00 AM SHARP!!!: Leave from Hilton Gardens Inn at to caravan to the Hershey Swap Meet.

Jim Groelinger, PCA 968 Register co-advocate, will be collecting $10.00 CASH before we leave the hotel and will pay for our group to be parked in the special 968 parking area at the swap meet. If you do not drive in with the group, please join us in the special 968 parking area when you arrive (you will need to pay the $10 fee yourself at the gate). Please note, if you want your car to be judged as part of the concours, you will need to register your car and pay an additional $10 Fee.

We will, as always have a tailgate party at the Swap Meet, headed by Kathy Downs (our perennial party favorite). It helps a lot if everyone brings some type of food to share….munchies, store bought food, whatever. Please bring your chairs or blankets, sunscreen, and a food item and/or beverage to share (if it needs to be refrigerated, you need to have a cooler). Kathy will supply basic sandwich fixin’s (bread/rolls, selection of lunch meats and cheese, condiments, etc.). Suggestions: pasta or potato salad, veggies,
salsa/chips, watermelon, desserts.

Dinner, Saturday, April 24, 2010 7:30 PM

Fenicci’s Restaurant
102 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

Fenicci’s will be serving a family style dinner of their best Italian specialties, including Appetizer, Pasta, salad, and Entrée, with soft drinks included, for an all-inclusive price of $27.00/person.

Your reservation, along with a check for $27.00 per person for this event, will need to be received NO LATER THAN Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Please remit payment to:
Jay Kravitz
c/o RS Barn
53B German Avenue, Newtown, PA 18940

Ivan Arzola of IMA Motorsports has agreed to be a speaker at the dinner, and perhaps a few surprises!

Sunday: April 25, 2010
9:00 AM: Meet in the parking lot at Hilton Gardens Inn for a fun run in the beautiful countryside around Hershey. This event will be sponsored by 968Forums and will not be connected with, sponsored by, or have any relationship to, PCA or any chapter of PCA.

The fun run will be approximately 50 to 70 miles and will be completed by Noon.  968Forums will sponsor a lunch at the end of the run. The timing is expected to allow most participants to make their way home before sunset.

968 Celebration at Hershey 2010 promises to be a great gathering! Make your plans today!

Brought to you by:
Jeff Coe, 968 Register Advocate
Jim Groelinger, 968 Register CoAdvocate
Jay Kravitz, 968Forums.com
Darryl Nichols, Hook It Up/Odds and Ends Car Detailing
Kathy “How much can one person pack into a 2 seater”