The East Coast Holiday was spectacular!

11/6/18 – Hope you enjoy some great new photos and articles!

The ECH is on Bring a Trailer (BAT), a very popular national site for car auctions and cool cars in general.  It has a huge following.  Thank you Kobus Reyneke!

https://bringatrailer.com/2018/11/05/event-coverage-porsche-356-registry-east-coast-holiday/

John Novotnak is a professional photographer who created a page of amazing photos for us, he is a longtime Porsche owner and enthusiast:

ECH 2018 OCNJ Photos/JohnNovotnak

Steve Witkowski has some great video and photos on YouTube at this link ECH2018/SteveWitkowski Thanks, Steve, you can hear the ocean in the background, and sounds of the boardwalk!

10/22/18 –  The Holiday was spectacular!  Thanks to everyone who helped make it a huge success.  Today Bob and I were back at work, and some folks are still traveling home, but I think we all are still smiling from the good times.

Here are some links you might enjoy:

OCNJDaily.com – a great article and interviews from participants on the event, including sponsor Fernando Lopez!

Photos from Kobus Reyneke – Contact Kobus at kobus@reyneke.com if you are interested in higher res images of his photos; he is happy to share!  Kobus put together the Awards banquet slideshow at the Holiday using his photos and those of ECH photographer John Hearn.

Tidal Wave, our Welcome Party band, has photos up on their page – check out the East Coast Holiday photos – there are about 100 of them!

Do you Instagram?  LOTS of great photos there too.

If you have photos to share, please email me with a link to post – I would love to have a gallery page, but for right now a google page or web link of some sort would be best.  Check back frequently to see more!

Keep the Faith!

10/16/18 – The weather…. we met with the city today and the Concours/Car Show on Saturday is a go.  The weather report has improved over the course of the day, and we will go on rain or shine.  Due to other events and scheduling difficulties, it is not possible to re-schedule, so we will carry on!  Good news:  our Saturday Tech Sessions are inside or under cover. 🙂  See you soon!

10/16/18 – We are here and have some great volunteers already helping to prep for registration!  The first 356’s have arrived in the parking lot and it’s starting to look like a Holiday. 🙂  Trailer Parking update – there is a section of the parking lot coned off, but you can enter on any side of the old Chevy dealership and park in any location except the coned-off portion.  You may also enter from Simpson Street.  You will see trailers there already!  If you have any difficulties after hours or after dark you can call the Police Duty Desk and they are able to help – 609-525-9142

10/13/18 – The news is that some of the Florida contingent has already left – it is starting!  We are here at home receiving and packing some of the great items for your goodie bags, and getting entrant packets stuffed.  I have heard that there is some movement with room reservations, so it wouldn’t hurt to call the Flanders if you still would like to stay there.  Remember, volunteers are always welcome during the ECH, especially on Saturday for staging the Concours/Car Show and helping at the membership booth on the Boardwalk, and also anytime during registration.  Thanks and see you soon!

10/4/18 – The Welcome Party menu and Awards Banquet menu have been posted on the Events/Banquets page.  Looks delicious!  Don’t forget the Welcome Party features an awesome beach party band “Tidal Wave”.  Look for some great 50’s and 60’s tunes – cars themed!

10/3/18 – Two weeks… an update email went out tonight with some more details and information.  Looking forward to a great event, and see you soon.  Remember any changes must be made by October 9th!

9/26/18 – Three weeks to go!  If you are already registered, please check the email address that you submitted with your registration for periodic updates.  Also, check the FAQ page on this website.  If you have any changes on your registration, such as additional meals or tours, please be sure to make them as soon as possible, with October 9th as a deadline.  Late registration is still open if you have not registered yet.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

9/12/18 – Registration is still open, but don’t delay if you want to select the correct size for your button-front event shirt – orders must go in soon!  There are updates posted on the FAQ page and Events and Activities.  Keep checking back for new and updated information.

8/27/18 – Friday, August 31st is the last day to register without a late fee, so don’t delay.  Plans are now proceeding rapidly, and there are many updates to the website, including the FAQ’s.  If you need to reserve a room, check out the Accommodations page for quite a few reasonable options.

8/12/18 – Schedule updates are here! (go to the Schedule tab)  We spent this past week in Ocean City finalizing the events and venues, and are getting very excited.  Remember, to avoid a late fee, please complete your registration by August 31st at https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/8830

7/29/18 –  Check out the updated schedule on the Schedule Tab – the Goodie Store will have extended hours and we are adding Tech Sessions.  The self-guided Tours look great; you will not want to miss visiting Cape May, NJ, with lovely Victorian “Painted Ladies”, winery tours and craft brew pubs, lighthouses, shopping and more…..

7/20/18 – Summer is here and the heat is on – but the crisp fall air awaits us in Ocean City this October!  Now is the time to register, and we hope to hear from you before the end of August, when the rates must go up.  Keep checking the Flanders for cancellations, but there are excellent alternate choices listed under the Accommodations tab.  We are planning some great items for your Goodie Bag, have some amazing tours set up for you, and the Tech Sessions are going to be stellar this year.  Yes, Rennsport Reunion will be spectacular, but if you can’t get there (and even if you can), don’t miss the East Coast Holiday in Ocean City, NJ.

6/21/18 – Welcome to Summer!  The beach scene at Ocean City is in full swing, and now is the time to think about the great weather and fun times in October… hope to see you there!

5/21/18 – Look for changes on the Schedule and FAQ pages.  Exciting new additions are not two, but THREE Seminars/Tech Sessions from Registry members/sponsors on Concours Day at the Music Pier – there will be lots to do and see on Saturday!  Also, now that spring is finally here, ECH Logo T-shirts are on sale – check it out on the FAQ page!

As of May 14th, registration has reached 136 entrants, with 242 members and guests, and 113 Porsche 356’s scheduled to be “On the Boardwalk”.  We are looking forward to a great event!  There are many excellent lodging options still available and plenty of room in all the Holiday events and dinners.  Do you want to know who is going?  For those who have registered, you may log back in to your “Dashboard” and click on “View Roster” to see the entire list of attendees; additionally there is a drop-down menu to see who has registered for various activities like dinners and tours. Check our Sponsor page periodically to see all our generous sponsors who are helping to make the ECH happen!

We have arranged preferred rates at several alternate hotels.  Three are within 1-2 short blocks of the Flanders and the Boardwalk – a quick and easy walk to and from the activities!  Rates range from $102 plus tax for a hotel room to $119 plus tax for a 1-bedroom suite with kitchen to $133 plus tax for a deluxe hotel room right along the Boardwalk.

There are abundant rooms/suites still available within our room blocks at the four hotels listed on the Alternate Lodging page (see map), and more available should we need them.  There are also many other options, such as B&B’s and privately owned condos through HomeAway and AirBnB.  Please contact the Registrar if you have any housing concerns.

To register for the Holiday, go to this link:      https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/8830

If you are already registered with ClubRegistration, you will see a log in screen.  Log in and begin ECH registration.  If you do not have a log in, you will see an area to enter your name, address and contact info.  Also enter your 356 vehicle information.  This information will now automatically transfer over to your ECH Holiday registration – you will not have to do it twice.  Please enter or answer all areas with an asterisk, they are required for you to finish the registration.   Don’t forget to register your Co-Registrant, if you are bringing a family member or guest.  You will also need your 356 Registry Membership number to register.

When you see the “Pay Now” screen, you have successfully registered.  You may Pay online using your credit card or Paypal account, OR you may mail a check within 3 days.  Payment options and instructions will be clearly stated within the registration system.  When payment is received you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you submitted to ClubRegistration.

For questions contact Co-Chairs Ellen Beck (Registrar) at 301-788-0370 or ebeck944@comcast.net or Bob Gutjahr at 703-992-4519 or robert.g.gutjahr@leidos.com  We will get back to you as soon as possible, but as we both work during the day, please be patient (emails can generally be returned more quickly).

 

Welcome to the 2018 East Coast Holiday! The Porsche 356 Registry Holiday is an annual “Gathering of the Faithful”, where members and guests drive and enjoy their 356’s for a long weekend of camaraderie and driving fun.  Visit the Porsche 356 Registry page to learn how to join (owning a 356 is not required, just a love of the marque and model!)

Click on the tabs along the top to learn more about the activities, schedule, venues and fun.  Learn more about our 2018 destination below.  Ocean City, NJ is rolling out the welcome mat for us and very excited to host our 2018 East Coast Holiday!

Ocean City:    Learn all about our host city and its unique family-oriented traditions and charm:   http://www.oceancityvacation.com/

Ocean City Beach Cams:   Take a look at live streaming of the OCNJ Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean:  http://ocnjdaily.com/home/ocean-city-guide/ocean-city-nj-surf-cams-and-beach-cams/

Flanders Hotel: Our Headquarters hotel and one of the jewels of the Jersey Shore:    http://www.theflandershotel.com/

Simeone Museum:   Our guided tour destination for Thursday, 18 October- one of the most renowned privately owned automotive museums in the world:  http://www.simeonemuseum.org/

Cape May:  The grand lady and iconic resort of the Jersey Shore- one of our most popular tour destinations:   http://www.capemay.com/

Generally Porsche 356 Holidays rotate geographically, with the last “Holiday in the Heartland” taking place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2017.  2016’s East Coast Holiday was in Akron, Ohio.  Visit their websites to learn more about the Holiday experience.