3/2/18 – Can I see who else is attending the Holiday, now that registration is open and I have registered?
Yes, if you log in to your Club Reg account, your “Dashboard” will appear. Look to the right of your ECH listing and you will find a button for “Roster”. Clicking that will show the main roster of attendees, and not only that, open the dropdown menu and you can see the roster for each of the events, such as Blindman’s Autocross or the Simeone Museum Tour.
2/26/18 – What is the dress for the evening banquets?
The Thursday Welcome Party is casual (“beach theme”) and the Saturday night banquet is not black tie or even semi-formal. You will see many men in sports coats and collared shirts (some with ties, some not). Ladies wear nice slacks and tops and/or blazers, skirts or dresses, or “dressy casual”. People often wear clothing with Porsche and 356 Registry logos throughout the weekend.
2/24/18 – Can members attend without their 356’s?
Absolutely! Many members fly in if the driving distance or time away is too much for their schedules. Sometimes, member’s cars are in restoration or otherwise unable to be driven to a Holiday. Everyone is welcome, and those with rental cars or otherwise without 356’s can still participate in many activities, such as the Tours, and also volunteer to assist with events like the Concours and Car Show on the Boardwalk or the Blindman’s Autocross.
2/17/18 – What is the designated secure parking lot for 356’s?
The large walled parking lot for the Flanders Hotel will have security overnight. People who stay there have parking included with their room, and we have basically taken over the hotel, so almost all the cars parked there will be associated with the Holiday. Others attending the Holiday can park there for $10 per day (with a dashboard pass). Folks who stay at other hotels will have parking lots at those hotels, but they will not be “secured” by us. Trailer parking will be at a city owned lot located near the golf course and airport. The Ocean City Chamber and Police Department are working closely with us and we expect a solid police presence during our stay.
2/7/18 – Is Ocean City pet friendly?
Yes, in the off-season dogs are allowed on the beach but must be leashed and you must pick up after your dog. Dogs are not allowed on the Boardwalk at any time (including during the Concours/Car Show). The Accommodations page lists several lodging options that are dog friendly, however dogs are not allowed inside our host hotel The Flanders Hotel. Some local businesses and restaurants are pet friendly, including the Animal House Pet Store on Asbury Ave., which welcomes dogs. Please be sure to check the rules when you are making any reservations.
2/5/18 – What are my lodging choices now that the Flanders Hotel is almost fully booked?
The Flanders does have some larger suites available (3-5 bedrooms) for folks who might want to stay as a group, but the 1-bedroom suites are booked. Please visit the accommodations tab and look under alternate lodging. We have 4 highly recommended properties with contact information, and also a link to the Ocean City website which lists many other options, including Bed and Breakfast Inns, hotels and motels. Some folks have booked condo units through HomeAway and Airbnb at very attractive off season prices. The important factor to consider is proximity to The Flanders Hotel where most of our activities will take place. There are many, many options within walking distance.
1/14/17 – Do I have to be a member of the 356 Registry to attend the Holiday?
The public is welcome on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to view the Concours on the Boardwalk, in fact several PCA regions are planning day tours to Ocean City to check it out. The 356’s will also “drive the boards” on Friday night as part of an Ocean City tour. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the spectacle of all those 356’s along the ocean boardwalk! (All the driving events are Porsche 356 model specific.)
However, anyone may join the 356 Registry, even if you do not own a 356, or a Porsche at all. The Registry is open to all enthusiasts. Members can register for the Holiday and participate in all the social functions, tours, banquets, hospitality, goodie store, etc. So, yes you do need to be a member to attend the Holiday, but if you aren’t already, that is an easy fix. Join here and enjoy!
1/6/18 – What high speed events will take place at the 2018 ECH?
None… since our autocross/gymkhana will be a low-speed, blindfolded folly! 🙂 BUT, if you are looking for cold weather high speed follies, check out this link from the website Silodome – it makes ice racing Porsches seem tame! www.facebook.come/Silodrome/videos/1613779898690615/
1/6/18 – Is our event on the 2018 calendar of events for Ocean City, NJ?
Absolutely! Check out the full calendar of events to see what OCNJ has to offer, and you can find us on “page 7” – here is the link www.oceancityvacation.com/news-events/calendar-events/page-7.html. The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and the town are very excited to host our event and are rolling out the welcome mat.
12/5/17 – I’ve heard Ocean City is a “dry town”, is that true?
The Hospitality room at The Flanders Hotel, and all of our banquets will include “adult beverages”, including wine, beer and mixed drinks. While Ocean City is a “dry town”, which means that you cannot buy alcoholic drinks in restaurants or stores, drinks can be served at private functions, such as ours at The Flanders. We plan to offer open bar hospitality at both the Welcome Party and the Saturday Banquet. All of the suites at the Flanders have full refrigerators, and you may bring your own drinks for personal consumption, or buy them at liquor stores conveniently located on the mainland near the access bridges to Ocean City.
12/4/17 – When can I book my room at The Flanders Hotel?
Our room reservations are open now! Please browse the accommodations page and the Flanders web links for descriptions and photos. Please call to reserve your suite, and mention Porsche 356 East Coast Holiday for the discount. All suites are 20% off seasonal rates. The 1 bedroom suites with living room and kitchenettes are $159.00 per night plus tax. We are allowing early room booking (prior to registration opening on March 1, 2018) to ensure that our Holiday attendees have the opportunity to book early and are able to get accommodations at the Flanders!