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Pikes Peak Tour sponsored by Merit Financial Advisors
Join us for an unforgettable experience on a tour up Pikes Peak led by Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Champion and past AMR president, Chris Lennon. This tour will focus on the legendary race (second only to the Indy 500 in longevity) and will travel what’s commonly referred to as “The most beautiful racecourse in the world”.
Each participant will receive an autographed copy of “The Peak of Racing”, a beautiful coffee table book covering the 100+ year history of the race and all 156 hair-raising turns.
The tour will begin at Porsche Colorado Springs. There, participants will get an introduction to this legendary race, its drivers, and a few stories.
We will then head directly to the mountain itself.
Stops will be made along the way, where interesting and entertaining stories will be shared, and any questions answered. Stops are expected to be at the pit/paddock area for the race, Glen Cove and Devil’s Playground (which offers a view of about 4 miles of the 12.41-mile course). These have plenty of parking and offer beautiful settings. The tour will conclude on the 14,115-foot summit. There, we will visit the brand-new Summit House, get a keepsake photo with your car taken, and enjoy gorgeous vistas before heading back down to the dealership for a delicious lunch.
Registration fee is $10.00 per person, all proceeds will be donated to the Marian House in Colorado Springs.
Breakfast, admission to the mountain, the book, and lunch will all be provided courtesy of our generous sponsor, Tom Williams of Merit Financial Advisors.
We hope you will join us for unforgettable experience!
We will depart at 8:45 AM from Porsche Colorado Springs at 917 Motor City Drive in Colorado Springs. Plan to arrive at the dealership by 8:00 AM for breakfast snacks, registration and a mandatory driver’s meeting at 8:30AM.
Please join us for a great drive to one of Colorado’s most beautiful and scenic resorts. On this tour we’ll drive northeast through Pike National Forest passing through Woodland Park, Deckers, Kenosha and Red Hill Passes, then on through Fairplay, Alma and Hoosier pass, arriving in Breckenridge. Some great twisting roads and magnificent views await you and your copilot!
And upon arrival at the Ice Rink parking lot at the south end of town, we plan to take a group photo at the big Troll. https://brecktroll.com/
We will depart at 8:30 am from Bear Creek Park Pavilions (west side of 21st Street) on Argus Blvd.
Plan to arrive at 8:00 am for event check-in and a mandatory driver’s meeting.
We are not planning an organized post-tour social, however, Breckenridge has many restaurants you may wish to visit on your own or you could bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the town’s beautiful parks. It is a short walk into town from the ice rink, but there are also free town buses which depart from there.
For any questions, please contact the Event Tour Chair Mike Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or AMR Tour Chair Raimond Melkers at Tour@AMRPorsche.com
AMR DRIVING TOUR INFORMATION
For any information on upcoming AMR driving tours, tour destination suggestions, comments and volunteering for tour support, please contact,
Raimond Melkers “Tour@AMRPorsche.com” (719)-271-3297
This scenic driving tour will depart from Porsche Colorado Springs after a light breakfast. We will head to Twin Lakes for Lunch followed by a breath-taking drive over Independence Pass arriving in Snowmass early in the afternoon. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the Limelight Hotel’s amenities before a welcome reception followed by dinner. On Saturday morning, join us for a half day tour up to Marble with BBQ lunch included. We will be back early afternoon, so everyone has time to relax before heading across the square to the Heritage Fire Event (participants have option of purchasing Heritage Fire Tickets or Dining on their own). This wonderful multiple hour dining event will conclude the amazing weekend.
For those who have not heard of the Heritage Fire Snowmass Event – here is a short description: Presented by Cochon555, Heritage Fire is a premiere, whole-animal, nationwide food and wine tour celebrating heritage breed livestock and heirloom produce. The afternoon feast offers an endless array of sustainably sourced food from the region’s top family farms and local purveyors, prepared by some of the region’s best chefs.
- Friday 8:30am Meet at Porsche COS for small breakfast followed by safety brief at Porsche COS.
- Friday 12pm Lunch at Twin Lakes Saloon and Inn (food trucks – not included)
- Friday afternoon check in at hotel, rest, evening welcome reception followed by dinner.
- Saturday 11am breakfast at the hotel, optional day tour to Marble via Carbondale, with lunch at the Slow Groovin’ BBQ in Marble. Return to hotel at one’s leisure.
- Saturday 4-4:45pm – Heritage Fire Festival (not included) or dinner out in town.
- Sunday morning, breakfast at the hotel, check out by 11am, drive back to COS at one’s leisure.
Please let the tour host know if any special dietary restrictions
Registration will cover Friday morning small breakfast + goodie bag, lodging for Friday and Saturday night, a welcome reception + dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as breakfast on Sunday.
- Base Registration for Couples – $1490.00
- Base Registration for Single – $1290.00
Hotel Cancellation Policy – Full price penalty when cancelled less than 30 days prior to event (28 June cutoff).
Optional Covered parking at the hotel is not included ($30/per night)
Heritage Fire Tickets can be purchased directly at: Heritagefiretour.com/snowmass/
VIP Admission Tickets are now selling for $175 (4:00pm entry) and General Admission Tickets for $125 (4:45pm entry).
Looking forward to those who can join us!
Join us in your Porsche or other off-road vehicle on the Gold-Belt Byway Off Road Tour.
We will meet at Porsche Colorado Springs at 8 a.m. Please park next door at Colorado Springs Powersports (945 Motor City Drive).
Please complete the PCA Off-Road Driving Tour Self-Inspection Safety Checklist.pdf before arriving and bring to check-in (required to participate in this off-road tour)
The tour will take you through Phantom Canyon, lunch in Victor and continue along Shelf Road, ending in Cañon City.
This could be considered a group training drive, for club members to go out on their own later in the year for leaf peeping season.
(Leaf peeping is an informal term in the United States and Canada for the activity in which people travel to view and photograph the fall foliage in areas where leaves change colors in autumn. An organized excursion for leaf peeping is known as a foliage tour or color tour.)
Phantom Canyon Road
This road is one of the most scenic and historic drives in Colorado. The route increases in elevation from 5,500 to 9,500 feet and offers the chance to see a wide range of plants and wildlife in their natural setting. The gravel road follows the route of the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad built in 1894 as a connection from Florence to the goldfields of Cripple Creek and Victor.
The unique bridges and tunnels offer a visual link to the area’s historic past. The road condition and narrow bridges encourage people to slow down and view the scenery. Twelve stations were established along the F&CC Railroad grade to service the trains hauling coal and supplies upgrade and gold ore downgrade to Florence’s smelters. As you drive the route, interpretive displays and signs designate the historic sites along the Gold Belt Line.
EARLY LUNCH STOP Gold Camp Bakery
They offer a wide selection of German and American items. Their German menu selection is not as sweet as the typical American pastries. For lunch they offer sandwiches on their freshly baked breads, salads, soups, chicken pot pies, miner’s pasties. They have a wide selection of cakes, pies and cookies, etc. We can call ahead to order pies and desserts for take home (Address: 112 S 3rd St, Victor, CO 80860).
Shelf Road transformed an untraveled wilderness into a major route for the stagecoaches and freight wagons traveling between the Arkansas Valley and the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District. The rugged route’s name is ‘THE SHELF’, a five-mile stretch of road that hugs the sheer rock walls of above Fourmile Creek.
Originally called the Cañon City and Cripple Creek Toll Road, Cañon City’s business leaders financed the road. The toll collectors lived in small cabins nestled at either end of the Shelf and collected tolls every time a horse, wagon or stagecoach passed.
The toll varied from 30 cents to $1.75 for single riders, wagons, and stagecoaches. Ranchers driving cattle along the road paid for each head. Eventually, competition from railroads put the toll road out of business. Fremont County purchased the road and opened it as a free road. This road has made for a memorable trip since its construction in 1892 so be prepared for a driving adventure.
Come on down to La Junta for AMR’s HPDE #4!
Registration Opens 7/20/2023
La Junta Raceway, home of Victory Motorsports.
The HPDE will be offered for both Saturday & Sunday for all drivers. You are encouraged to attend both days! Novice drivers will only be permitted to attend Saturday if choosing a one-day registration. Drivers that register for 2-days and require an instructor will be given prioroty over one-day drivers.
Registration will close on Sunday September 17th. Be sure to register early. Priority in being confirmed is based on the date and time you register. ALL DRIVERS WILL BE WAITLISTED UPON REGISTRATION until the event/AMR CDI Team confirms your driving status and availability of an instructor should one be required/requested. Prioity will be given to drivers that register for two days.
Billing will be deferred – so register now and pay later! (Charges will be processed on September 20th). We will be using Speed Waivers for this event. Please follow the instructions in the registration area.
Your membership will be validated during registration. If you have not added your PCA Membership please update your profile. If you are a new PCA member and do not have or know your membership number, please contact the registrar. Non-PCA members will be charged a $10 fee in addition to the registration fee.
Looking to volunteer for this event? We have openings! Please register here
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Either Day* $185
Both Days $225
*novices must choose Sat for one-day option
Drivers must be 18 years of age with valid drivers license. Members of PCA/AMR/RMR will be given preference to non-members. You need not be a member of AMR or PCA to participate. All registered vehicles must pass AMR/RMR/PCA tech inspection PRIOR to attendance. Valid Tech Form is required at registration. Snell SA 2015 or newer helmets are required and subject to inspection. Seats and harnesses must be within the specificed standards. ANY DRIVERS OF CARS WITH AUTO BRAKING OR LANE ASSIST MUST DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO DISARM (TURN OFF) THESE FEATURES BEFORE EACH SESSION.
THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENT REQUIREMENTS
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State Highway 12 (SH 12), also known as the Highway of Legends National Scenic Byway, in the U.S. state of Colorado is a mountainous state highway through the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado.
The route travels from La Veta through the mountains to Trinidad. It is included in the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways system and runs through the San Isabel National Forest.
In 2021, the highway was designated a National Scenic Byway and we’ll be on it Sunday 08 Oct 2023.
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