• Lone Star Resion PCA Get Together (GTG)
    In an effort to provide more opportunities
    for members to meet on an informal basis.
    LSR is encouraging participation in weekend
    morning meet-ups for coffee. Currently we
    have events in Spring (NW), Woodlands (N),
    Piney Point (Central), Friendswood (SE),
    Galveston (E).
  • High Speed DE
    A DE is a chance for you to drive your car
    in the controlled enviroment of a track
    setting. DE event are usually held on
    the 2.9 mile long. 15 turn road coarse at
    Texas World Speedway, located near College
    station, Texas. From time to time the track
    layout may change to provide a new format.
  • Car Control
    If you are new to the world of Porsche or
    an experienced driver but unsure of your
    vehicle's capabilities and your ability to
    control and enjoy it, the Lone Star Region
    offers its Car Control School. The
    instructional activity provides you with
    survivability skills that apply both to
    everyday driving and the track environment.
    We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your
    vehicle, no matter what situation arises...
  • Concour
    A Concours d' Elegance is an assembly of
    autos in competition on their relative merits
    in terms of coach work, design, finish. LSR
    Concours are based on the pratical reality
    that most of us have many other priorities,
    limited time, and may well use our Porsches
    as daily-drivers. The odds are that most
    of the cars shown locally are prepared
    in a few hours and generally driven to
    the event prior to a final cleanup.
    Everyone should have a good time enjoying
    their cars and meeting other enthusiasts.
  • Social
    Our social activities are one of the best ways
    we have to get folks with all of those
    unique interests together. What better
    way to meet Porsche lovers than over
    a nice meal and/or refreshments at many
    of the great establishments Southeast Texas
    has to offer.
  • Autocross
    autocross is an entry-level competitive
    driving event around a course defined
    by traffic cones. Requires very little
    car prep, time or money. You get a
    chance to walk away with a trophy and
    meet new friends at the event. If you're
    not sure what an autocross is go to YouTube
    and look up our Cone killer series.

CAR CONTROL SCHOOL

If you are new to the world of Porsche or an experienced driver but unsure of your vehicle's capabilities and your ability to control and enjoy it, the Lone Star Region offers its Car Control School. The instructional activity provides you with survivability skills that apply both to everyday driving and spirited driving. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your vehicle, no matter what situation arises.

The Car Control School is a fun filled and exciting car control clinic. It is one of the few LSR activities open to licensed drivers below the age of 18, and it can be an excellent activity for a parent and a new driver. Participants will be paired with a group of experienced instructors, who will lead you through a day of thrilling discovery in a parking-lot course. This is not a racing school. This event teaches you the skills and techniques necessary to properly control your high performance sports car or every-day driver. You will have fun while learning to be a safer and more competent driver.


Course Content

The one day school includes a combination of classroom instruction and individual behind-the-wheel clinics. Food and drinks are provided.

The one day of the skill clinic usually includes:

  • Wet Skid Pad
  • Decreasing Radius / Figure 8
  • Accident Avoidance
  • Apex Drill
  • Slalom
  • ...And more!

On Sunday following the CCS, there may be an autocross or practice event. This gives both novices and veteran drivers a fun course to play on and confidence to participate in our other track events. These are separate events that require registration on clubregistration.net.

CCS is not a prerequisite to either Drivers Education or Autocross.

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Schedule

TheCar Control schedule for 2017 is:

  • Sat February 4th - Cancelled
  • Sat April 22nd
  • Sat September 23rd
  • Sat November 11th

The event is held at the Houston Police Academy. Gates open at 7:00 am and the event lasts until around 4:45 pm.

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Registration

The event is limited to 40 participants. You may sign up at any time at www.clubregistration.net. You can share a car, but please register individually.

Cost will be $150 per driver ($100 for LSR PCA members). It is free for CCS instructors/volunteers. There is a special reduced price for young (16 - 18) drivers.

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More information

Since the driving exercises are performed at low speeds and under instruction, participants are not required to wear helmets.

All cars must have a Technical Inspection, which will be performed at the event location.

Click here for a typical track layout for the driving exercises.

Find additional information in the CCS Participant's Handbook.

Click here for a slide show of a CCS and click here for an article from the Houston Chronicle about our Car Control School.

Any Questions? Contact Alan Kendall , the CCS Chairman.

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