FAQ’s

FAQ’s – Have a question?  Contact Ellen or Bob using the contact tab!

6/21/22 – Is it too soon to make hotel reservations?

Definitely not.  We have a large block of suites at the Flanders Hotel which always sells out.  But within a few short blocks we have 3 other lodging choices that you will enjoy.  Check out the Registration/Accommodations tab for more info.

6/21/24 – Should I make a weekend of it and stay overnight?  What is there to do?

Friday night’s Porsche Porch Party at the Scarborough Inn is great fun (happy hour with food, and all free), followed by the Volunteer meeting and pizza party (a great reason to volunteer!).  Just over the bridge are lots of full service restaurants, and there is also highly regarded local theater at the Music Pier.

Saturday night’s Dinner at the Flanders is very popular, with a cocktail hour, an excellent buffet & carving station, and open bar all night, with dancing to a popular DJ.  It’s a great way to cap off your day at the shore, socializing with friends, all with a casual and fun vibe!

1/25/24 – Is 2023 apparel still available?

Yes!  2023 Tees and sweatshirts are available. Did you miss the event?  Or we were sold out of your size?  Shipping is free and the prices remain the same.  Order Logo Wear Here.   We buy local, from Jilly’s T-Shirt’s, right on the Boardwalk.

1/12/24 – What’s up with “On the Fours” in 2024?

To honor the 60th Anniversary of the first 911, this year’s commemorative cars are all 911s made on the Fours:   1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004, 2014 and 2024.   Despite the fact that the very first 911s were produced in 1963, most were considered and designated 1964 model year cars.

For some of the 911 anniversary years, Porsche chose the Fours to celebrate.  There were no special edition cars made in 1974 or 1984, although these years produced some unique models, to include the 1974 2.7 Carrera RS and 3.0 Carrera RS, as well as the 1984 Turbo look- the first model year of the rare and highly desired M491 option.

The Factory celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the 911 with the European-only 1993 964 Carrera 4 wide body “Jubilee Edition” (911 units).  There is no U.S. version of this car, however 267 Carrera 4 “Widebodies” were made for the American market in the 1994 model year.  Many owners of these cars have chosen to retro-affix the unique 911 30 Jahre logo/badge found on the “Jubis” to celebrate this anniversary.

Ten years later, Porsche began producing anniversary 911s for all its markets and they’re all on the Fours.  The 2004 40th Anniversary Edition (1963 units), followed by the 2014 50th Anniversary Edition (1963 units), and now the 2024 S/T Editions (1963 units) are all examples of factory commemorative Anniversary Editions.

Boardwalk Reunion 2024 welcomes all Porsche 911’s made “on the fours” for the featured model display – 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004, 2014 and 2024.  See you on the Boards!

1/10/24 – What is the featured model for 2024’s fifth annual Boardwalk Reunion?

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 911, we invite all 911’s “on the fours” to join us front and center as the featured model in 2024.  These are the 911 model years 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004, 2014 and 2024.  Bring them on!

1/10/24 – How have the winter storms treated Ocean City thus far?

Not well at all – it looks terrible, but repairs to the beaches and dunes WILL be made!  (First storm photo credit to OCNJ Drone.com, second storm photo from an OCNJ facebook page.)   The second photo is taken from about 5th street, and you will recognize Gillian’s Wonderland Pier – our cars were parked on the boardwalk directly in front.  It is hard to believe that all that sand was just washed away – the beach is literally gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/16/23 – I had a great time, can we do it again next year?

Definitely!  Same bat time, same bat channel… always the Saturday after Indigenous People’s Day (formerly Columbus Day).  October 19, 2024 and October 18, 2025

10/12/23 – We’re arriving Friday…  It’ll be a lovely day, what can we do?

Scarborough Inn is hosting a Porsche Porch Party on their wrap around victorian porch from 5 – 7 pm.  It’s FREE – tasty finger foods, wine and drinks “on the house”.  Mingle with new and old friends.  The Inn owner and staff are superb hosts and you won’t be disappointed.  (A block from the boardwalk, and an 10-minute walk from the Flanders)  Check out the invitation link here – Scarborough Inn.

10/12/23 – Has the forecast changed at all?

Why yes!  It’s 10pm Thursday night and we’re in OCNJ… it now looks like “Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day”  Fingers crossed!!

10/11/23 – How many times a day is it reasonable to check the weather?

Surely some of you have been checking as often as we are!  Between NOAA, Accuweather and Weather.com we are going with NOAA… it is showing that Friday night is clearing, the percentage of rain on Sat. is now lessening, and will mostly occur after 3pm.  But all we can say for sure is that no one can predict the weather patterns at Ocean City!  We hope for the best and plan to have an awesome day regardless!

10/10/23 – Will merchandise be available for sale even if the weather does not cooperate?

The Music Pier has a large attached Loggia – a covered area large enough for tents and tables with Boardwalk Reunion merchandise and Porsche Cherry Hill Porsche Design merchandise, and plenty of room to  do your shopping out of the elements.

10/10/23 – Will Porsche Cherry Hill have a presence at the event?

Yes, Porsche Cherry Hill, our presenting sponsor, will have new Porsches on display, and a Porsche Design merchandise tent with lots of goodies for sale.  They are excited to be at the event, rain or shine!

10/10/23 – What are Tech Sessions and why should I attend?

There are 3 sessions on varied topics, that start at 12:30 and run on the half hour through 3:30.  Each session is 45 minutes, with Q&A and transition time.  Check out the topics on the Tech Session page, they will all be engaging and of interest to almost anyone.  They take place inside the Music Pier, which is a 500 seat Auditorium with a stage and professional AV and sound.  And, it’d be a great place to stay dry!

10/9/23 – Tell me something good about the forecast!

It keeps changing, but if it IS precipitating, there won’t be any bikes on the boardwalk to worry about!!  🙂

10/7/23 – Is the event rain or shine?

Yes!  The weather is famous for being changeable at the shore.  Last year the forecast said it would be cloudy with showers and the sun came out instead.  So we’ll wait and see, keep your fingers crossed.

10/2/23 – Are volunteers still needed?

Yes!  We especially need non-driving volunteers on the boardwalk to help guide cars as we park over 400 Porsches along one mile of boardwalk.  These helpers would be on duty at the boardwalk from approx. 10:30am – 12:30pm when all the cars are completely parked.  Please use the volunteer tab to send in a contact form!

10/2/23 – Will the Humane Society of Ocean City be bringing adoptable pets to the Airport?  How can I support them?

Yes, there will be a few puppies with staff members from HSOC!  They are always in need of donations of dog and cat treats and toys, canned cat food, liquid laundry detergent and gift cards to PetSmart, Petco or Target.  Thank you for your support!

10/2/23 – What are Tech Sessions and can anyone attend?

Three unique “Tech Sessions” will be held inside the Music Pier Auditorium (auditorium seating for 500) – at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 – and ending at 3:30 pm in time to return to your car.  They are open to the public.  The topics can be found under the Activities tab and will be quite interesting!  Join us for one or more, rest your feet, and learn something new and interesting.

9/29/23 – Is there anything special to do on Sunday?

The Jeep Invasion is coming to OC – their event was a rain-out in September so they’ll be bringing hundreds of Jeeps onto the Boards on Sunday from noon – 5pm.  It’ll be a big weekend for cars on the Boardwalk!  Check it out – Jeep Invasion – October 15th

9/29/23 – What the dress code for Saturday night’s social and banquet?

Casual!  Be comfortable.  And bring your dancing shoes.  🙂

9/29/23 – How many Porsches can go on the Boardwalk?

We’re going for 425!  We are at 395 Porsches today and we said 400, but our Boardwalk Captain Andrew Bechtold says we can do 425.  Tell your friends…  🙂

9/26/23 – Is BR23 doing anything to support the local OC community?

Ocean City has made us welcome, and we want to give back.  Supporting the Humane Society of Ocean City (right around the corner from the Airport) is a great choice, and who doesn’t love a puppy?  They will bring one or two adoptable puppies to our Airport staging area and have an information table set up.  We’re excited to support them!

9/24/23 – I’d love to meet up with other Porsche owners on Friday night….is there a social event?

Scarborough Inn, one of our preferred lodging choices, is hosting a Porsche Porch Party on their wrap around victorian porch from 5 – 7 pm.  Enjoy tasty finger foods and drinks “on the house”, and mingle with new and old friends.  The Inn owner and staff are superb hosts and you won’t be disappointed.  (A block from the boardwalk, and a 5-10 minute walk from the Flanders and Watson’s)  Check out the invitation link here – Scarborough Inn.

9/23/23 – Where can we eat out on Friday?

Downtown Ocean City has a number of great restaurants.  The Island Grill is a favorite for fresh seafood.  Yanni’s Cafe is great, but closes early.  For breakfast and lunch, the Varsity Inn is the place to go.  Remember, Ocean City does not allow the sale of alcohol in stores or restaurants.  If you’d like a drink with dinner, you’ll need to go across the 9th Street causeway to Somers Point, which has many really nice places to eat (which stay open much later than OC).  (We will have drinks at our Saturday banquet at the Flanders.)

A reminder – most shops and food places actually on the boardwalk are closed at night.  But the Music Pier will be filled with music, check out the Sinatra tribute performance.  See the FAQ about it below.

9/24/23 – What is there to do on Friday night if I’m a sports fan?

The Ocean City High School Red Raiders have a home football game at 6pm, against Millville. As a bonus, the high school is right next to the 5th Street ramp onto the boardwalk, for a scenic evening walk along the boards and ocean.  Support the local team!

9/20/23 – Will there be extra apparel, ball caps and grill badges available for purchase at the event?

Yes, at the Welcome Tent on the Boardwalk starting at about 12:15 pm.  We’ll have extras, but it is first come first served.  We may not have all sizes, sorry!  Cash only, and exact change is helpful.  🙂

9/20/23 – How do I pre-order Merch – shirts, hats, etc.?  Or add dinners to my registration?

Contact Ellen by email or the contact form.  Once your registration is confirmed, you can’t add or delete items on your own.  The Registrar can open your registration back up so you can pre-order and pay.  You will receive a new confirmation email with the updates!

Note:  Dinner tickets must be purchased through your registration – no on-site sales of dinner tickets.

9/17/23 – What are the dates for next year?

Put them on your calendar – 5th Annual on October 19, 2024 and 6th Annual on October 18, 2025.  We’re already booked with OCNJ and the Flanders.  🙂

9/16/23 – I simply need my Saturday morning coffee, and my Porsche doesn’t have cupholders, what do I do??

You’re in luck because Arlene’s On the Way Cafe food truck is open at 7 am at the Ocean City Municipal Airport where we stage.  Coffee PLUS tasty breakfast burritos, omelettes, waffles, crepes, don’t forget the tots.  Also famous for Paul’s Chipped Beef, home baked goods, and a large gluten free menu.  All those 5 star Google reviews can’t be wrong!

9/16/23 – We are looking for something to do Friday night!

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company is putting on a musical review at the Music Pier called My Way: “A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” which has been produced over 500 times with multiple national tours, and featuring 55 songs from the Great American Songbook.  Click the link for details.  We have a $5 pre ticket Porsche Club discount, so be sure to ask when you call, or use the code boardwalkreunion to order online HERE !

Please note that if you are purchasing tickets on a mobile device you have to switch the internet browser to ‘desktop mode’ and you will be able to choose your own seats. For anyone purchasing tickets on a computer or tablet, that option pops up automatically. 

8/3/23 – Who’s coming and how do I find out?

Log into the event on ClubReg and look for the “Roster” button – there are 2 choices from the drop down menu, including the dinner/social.

Day 3 of registration and we have almost 175 Porsches registered. Exciting to welcome entrants from Zone 1 Regions: North Country, Northeast, Hudson Valley, Hudson Champlain, Finger Lakes, Connecticut Valley, Metro NY, Northern NJ, Jersey Shore and Schattenbaum! Zone 2 Regions: Delaware, Chesapeake, Potomac, First Settlers, Pocono, Central PA, Northern NJ, and Riesentoter! And from “away” we welcome Chicago, Road Runner, Florida, SE Michigan and Western Michigan! Welcome, and bring it on!

8/3/23 – My family wants to bring more than one car, how do I register?

You are registering each car individually.  The system does not allow one person to register 2 or more cars, so each car must be registered by a unique individual.  You can easily solve this by creating an account in a family member’s name, using your own contact info if you’d like.  The registration packet and goodie bag for each car will be under the name of the person associated with that car.  You can add apparel and dinner tickets to either car’s registration.  Contact the registrar if you have any issues!

8/1/23 – Are rooms left at the Flanders Hotel?  Where else can I stay that is close by?

The 1 bedroom suites at the Flanders are sold out, however, they do have 2 bedrooms and they will be releasing some unused rooms from other event blocks (weddings) in the next few weeks.  So, keep checking back with them.

Check the Alternate Lodging tab for info on our other hotels with preferred rates – The Watson’s, the Impala and the Scarborough Inn B&B.  All are within a block or two from the boardwalk and the Flanders.  Watson’s has 1 bedroom suites with kitchen, the Impala has regular hotel rooms, and the Scarborough is a full breakfast B&B.

4/19/23 – What are my lodging choices?

Check out the Registration/Accommodations tab.  We have a new option this year: New in 2023:  Scarborough Inn Bed & Breakfast – charming, great location, friendly innkeeper, full hot breakfast, parking on site.  20% off (code: BOARDWALKREUNION) Booking information HERE.

2/17/23 – What is the featured model for 2023?

Feel the 944 love!  Now 40 years old – 2023 is the year of the water-pumpers!

 

————— 2022 FAQ’s ————–

10/24/22 – Can we still buy 2022 hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts?

Yes!  2022 Shirts, sweatshirts and ball caps... did you miss the event?  Or we were sold out of your size?  Shipping is free and the prices are still the same.  Order Logo Wear Here.   We buy local, from Jilly’s T-Shirt’s, right on the Boardwalk.  (Advertise the event for next year 🙂

10/24/22 – What are the plans for future Boardwalk Reunions?

The dates are set for the next three years – 10/14/23, 10/19/24 and 10/18/25.  The event will always fall on the Saturday after Indigenous People’s Day (formerly Columbus Day) weekend.  The City is excited to welcome us back each year and the Flanders Hotel has us penciled in for years to come.  🙂  Put it on your calendars and make it an annual event!

10/10/22 – Will there be On-Site Walk Up Registration?

Yes!  We will take Walk Ups from 8:30 – 10:00 at the Airport.  Walk Up registration is $50 cash only (no credit cards or checks).  Goodie Bags as available as long as they last.

8/22/22 – What can we do on Friday night if we are staying over? (A new show will be offered in 2023!)

The Ocean City theater troupe is putting on a fun musical in the Music Pier Auditorium on the Boardwalk.  Use the discount code 2022Porsche when ordering tickets to save $5 off the $25 ticket price.  Here’s more info!  For tickets, call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice

SH-BOOM! LIFE COULD BE A DREAM – Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Duke to send the whole situation spinning. The ’60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering— let’s hear it for the boys!

 

8/3/22 – What if I want to bring more than one Porsche?  How do I register the second car?

Due to limits on the number of cars on the boardwalk, registration is set up by the car, not the person.  Each car needs its own registration (and will get its own goodie bag).   Set up a new profile in the name of the person driving the car, or a family member.  You can use your own contact info (email, etc) if you would like to receive the confirmation and other emails.  Then register the second car in that person’s name.  Thank you for understanding!

8/3/22 – Is there a way to know if our friends will be there?

Yes.  Log back into ClubReg for this event, and look for the “Roster” tab.  This will show an alphabetical listing of confirmed entrants, with the total number of entrants at the top.  There is also a dropdown selection for “Banquet and Social” which shows a list of entrants attending the banquet.  (This total number is not accurate because it does not reflect any guests signed up for the banquet and social.)

8/3/22 – How many Porsches will be allowed to register?  Will there be walk-ups this year?

Our limit is 400 Porsches on the boards.  Registration is going strong at 176 as of this writing, but of course it is hard to tell how many will add or drop in the next 2 months.  Walk-ups will be accepted only if there is available space, and we can’t guarantee we’ll have goodie bags left.  That said, last year we had 350 pre-registered, some drop out last minute, and we were able to take all the walk-ups and give them bags (about 20).

7/11/21 What are the Featured Models for 2022?

All Speedsters, Roadsters and Convertible D’s – In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Typ 540 – the incredible 1952 America Roadster!  This will be an incredible group of Porsches through the decades!  In fact, John Paterek will be presenting a Tech Session on his America Roadster that he restored, which subsequently was sold and shipped to the Porsche family in Germany!

1952 356  America Roadster
1954-1959 356 Speedster
1958-1959 356 Convertible D
1960-1962 356 Roadster
1989 911 Carrera Speedster
1992 911 America Roadster
1994 911 Speedster
2011 911 Speedster
2019 911 Speedster

2/23/22 – Our room block at the Flanders Hotel is now open!

Remember to mention Porsche Boardwalk Reunion when you call to make your reservation!  Please go to the Accommodations tab for Alternate Lodging choices (all very close to the boardwalk).  Please contact us with any questions using the Contact tab. 

2021 FAQ’s BELOW:

10/15/21 – Can I get breakfast at the airport in the morning?

Unfortunately, no.  The Airport Diner is closed permanently.  Bring your own water, coffee, snacks, etc. because there are no food concessions at the airport.  Once your Porsche is in line, your car is in line until we move out at 11 AM.  We do have portable toilets, though!

10/14/21 – What if I am bringing a different Porsche than the one I registered?

No problem.  When you get your blank car placard at registration, just fill it out as appropriate with the new info!

10/12/21 – Can I still attend if I am not pre-registered?

Yes.  Walk-up registration on the day of the event will be available at $50 (cash) per car, until capacity.  Arrive at the airport between 8:30 – 10:00 AM.  The included beach bag and swag will be available to walk-ups until sold out.    Extra logo wear will be available for purchase at the boardwalk tent.

10/12/21 – Is the event held rain or shine?

Yes.  The weather is often unpredictable at the shore, and although it may say “showers in the afternoon or evening”, that could also mean “partly cloudy, partly sunny” – we will hope for the best, and have a good time regardless.  There are still a few days for things to change, and they will!

10/12/21 – What about the Tech Sessions?

Three great Tech Sessions will be held inside the Music Pier Auditorium (auditorium seating for 500), starting at 12:30 pm and ending at 3:30 pm – plan to include these PCA National Tech Committee speakers into your agenda!  The topics can be found under the Activities tab and should be quite interesting!  Join us, rest your feet, and learn something unique!

10/12/21 – If I am a “Walk-Up”, how does it work?

Drive in and park in line with everyone else, and as you walk up to the registration tables choose the one marked “Walk-Ups”.  Pay and fill out the form, sign the waiver, collect your car placard, goodie bag, flag and other cool stuff…. and rejoin your car and friends!  Remember, everyone who is driving OR riding in a car during the event MUST sign the waiver!

10/12/21 – I am attending but not driving my Porsche after all…can I still get my Goodie Bag and items at the event?

Yes, you can come to the airport between 8:30 – 10 AM and park outside the gate (do not drive in with the event cars), and walk in through the gate.  Go through registration like everyone else, but be sure to tell the registration worker you are not driving onto the boards.

10/12/21 – Who needs to sign the Waiver at Registration?

Everyone!  Everyone who is a driver OR passenger in a car driving to and onto the Boardwalk.  Please go to registration as a family group, so you can complete registration all at once and get your placard and goodie bag!

10/12/21 – I want to park with my friends, how do I do that?

With well over 300 Porsches, staging must stay organized.  The order in which you enter the airport tarmac staging area is the order in which you will park on the boardwalk.  Trust us, it is true.  If you want to park on the boards with your friends or club, you must gather together outside the airport (along Bay Ave or in a nearby parking lot) and enter in a line, to stay together.  The lead car should tell the yellow vest “greeter” at the entrance how many cars are in the group and he/she will be able to keep you together in line!

9/16/21 – Where will we be able to park trailers and tow vehicles?  Is it close to Staging at the Airport?

On the map below, trailer parking  (marked by a red bubble) is in the city owned lot on Shelter Road, off of Tennessee Ave.  It is a paved lot with lines, and adjacent to the Humane Society parking lot.  Please park in a way that allows access to others as well.  The OCNJ police know we will be parking overnight, and will be doing rounds to monitor the area.

The entrance to STAGING for the Boardwalk Reunion event is on Bay Ave, marked in orange as “Airport Diner”.  Please note:  the Airport Diner is CLOSED.  There will be no food/drink concessions available at the airport staging area.  There will be portable toilets available.

 

9/16/21 – Are discount tickets available for the theater production Beehive?

Why, yes, glad you asked!  🙂  Go to this link Beehive Tickets
and enter the code CARSHOW2021 for the discount price ($16)  Learn more about the show here

9/7/21 – What are the latest updates from OCNJ regarding the event?

Copied here is the email sent to all registered participants as of today, 9/7/21:

We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend! Boardwalk Reunion updates are as follows:

Ocean City, NJ and all local businesses are strictly following the guidance of the State of New Jersey for COVID-19 protocols. At this point in time, NJ’s Governor does not require masks or social distancing for indoor venues. https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/how-can-people-safely-get-together-what-are-the-limits-for-indoor-and-outdoor-gatherings We will update you immediately if any of this guidance changes.

Per PCA’s guidelines, we have been and will continue to follow all local laws and regulations pertaining to COVID. Hence, masks will not be required to be worn at Boardwalk Reunion. You may choose to wear a mask at your own discretion, and it is recommended you do so if you are not vaccinated. Regardless, most of Boardwalk Reunion’s activities are outdoors, or in large, well-ventilated areas.

The Flanders Hotel employees are masking and following careful COVID protocols. The dinner/social will be a buffet with open seating (tables spread throughout the second-floor ballrooms). Bartenders, buffet servers and carvers will be masked and gloved. Extra tables will be set so that people can space themselves if desired, and reserved tables are available for groups of 8-12 people (email the registrar to reserve your group). The menu is set and available on the website – please contact the registrar if you prefer a vegetarian option or have food allergies.

The Music Pier will be hosting three Tech Sessions between 12:30 – 3:30 PM. Seating is auditorium style, with open seating in over 500 seats. The presentations will have professional Audio-Visual support from the Music Pier staff. There should be plenty of room for everyone to spread out. (Again- masks are not required, but are recommended for unvaccinated persons.)

Registration support:
To add banquet tickets or merchandise – please contact the Registrar with your request. The changes will be made for you, so that you only need to log back in to complete payment.
Trailer Parking – please contact the Registrar with your truck/trailer state & tag number, and you will be sent directions and a map. (Trailer parking is very close to the Airport and this will also be posted on the website.)
Refund Policy – Full refunds until 9/8/21, partial refunds until 10/1/21, no refunds after 10/1/21

Staging at the OC Airport – Porsches will be staged in rows/groups of 50 cars at the airport as you arrive. If you are part of a tour or club and want to stage as one group, you must arrive together and stage together to be parked together on the Boardwalk. Please contact the Co-Chairs if you have any questions about how this will work. Registration will be held at the airport, along with pickup of pre-ordered merchandise. Portable toilets will be available on site. Unfortunately, there will be no food concessions available this year at the airport. All drivers and passengers MUST attend the Driver’s Meeting at 10:30 AM. Porsches will begin departure under police escort at 11:00 AM.

A huge thank you to our Sponsors Porsche Cherry Hill and Hagerty – when you see them, be sure to thank them for this year’s awesome goodie bag and gifts!

Remember to check the FAQ’s for answers to your questions, and email if you need additional help!

See you in October!
Ellen and Bob

 

9/7/21 – Are there other fun things to do while in OCNJ for the weekend?

Yes!  The New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge takes place both days that weekend, and one of the locations is just 2 blocks off the Boardwalk on 4th Street.  Recently opened as a free museum with docents, this restored 1886 Life Saving Station is really unique and we enjoyed our visit there tremendously.  Check out the Challenge and the Museum websites:

https://lighthousechallengenj.com

https://uslifesavingstation30.com

Another evening option at the Music Pier is this theater production – we have not seen it ourselves, but it looks like fun!

https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles/2021/09/05/the-greater-ocean-city-theatre-company-presents-beehive-the-60s-musical/

(OCEAN CITY, NJ) — The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Presents Beehive – The ’60s Musical at the Ocean City Music Pier.  The production runs across two weekends (October 8-9 and October 15-17). This is a wild toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the era so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, and every woman in between!

9/2/21 – What will the seating be like at the Flanders Hotel Dinner and Social?  Are distancing rules in effect?

At this time, the State of NJ allows indoor dining with no restrictions on distancing for seating.  Masks are recommended for non-vaccinated persons.  We are offering the option of reserving a table at the dinner if you prefer to sit with your friends.  The minimum reserved table size is 8 people and can be up to 12 people.  If you are interested, gather up some friends and contact us with a group name for your reserved table!

8/27/21 – What are the latest pandemic protocols in OCNJ, and how will they affect Boardwalk Reunion?

We are meeting on Friday, September 2nd with the OCNJ officials, and with The Flanders staff, to discuss details and finalize arrangements for the event, including with regard to keeping the event safe for all participants.  As such, we are pushing back the deadline for full refunds a week, from September 1st to September 8th.  This will allow time for us to send out an email to all participants with any changes or new information, so that everyone can make an informed decision before the full refund period ends.  As always, please feel free to contact event Registrar Ellen Beck with any questions.

8/22/21 – What if we have a group that wants to park together on the Boardwalk?

The order in which cars are staged at the airport determines how they will line up on the Boardwalk.  Porsches will be staged (lined up) in pods of 50 cars, each with a pod leader.  Each pod will travel as a single file unit through the streets of OCNJ to the Boardwalk.  As cars go up the ramp, the line will be split in two, so that each pod will form 2 lines of 25 cars – side by side.  Pods will proceed down the boards and park at the direction of workers, with a 6 foot spacing between cars, nose to tail.  Each pod of 50 will occupy one Boardwalk block (for example: between 6th and 7th Streets).

Knowing this, if your club is planning a tour and wants to park together (or a registry such as the Boxsters wants to park as a group) you should contact Bob or Ellen with your intentions and the approximate number of cars coming. That way the staging team can prepare the staging area at the airport to accommodate groupings.  You should also plan to arrive together, to ensure you are in the same (or adjacent) pod.  There are several large parking lots where you can gather your group that morning – then drive together, enter the airport together, and stay together.  We cannot guarantee that late arrivals will be able to park with existing groups in the same 50-car pod (but will make every effort).

Please contact us with any questions!

8/8/21 – How many Porsches are expected to attend?

If you are already registered, you can log in to ClubReg and check the Main Roster under Boardwalk Reunion at any time for an update.  Registration has been open for a week, and we have just over 200 Porsches…. We expect a sell-out at 400+ Porsches!

8/3/21 – What’s happening with the Tech Sessions?

Starting at 12:30 PM on Saturday afternoon, you can attend 3 unique presentations from Porsche experts, held in the Music Pier Auditorium – free and open to the public. The Music Pier is centrally located, with scenic views literally over the water, and offers professional AV capabilities for our presenters in an auditorium setting.  Check out the Events and Activities page for full details!

8/2/21 – Some people have their PCA Region listed on the Roster…. how did they do that?

Log in and go to your Profile.  Select My Account and then Edit My Memberships.  Enter PCA, your Region, and your membership number and hit Add.  Your Region will be displayed based on your member number for every event on Club Reg going forward, and will change automatically if you move or change regions.  This is a nice feature, and you only have to do it once!

8/2/21 – Do you want to know if your other Porsche friends will be there?

Log in to your Club Reg dashboard, and find the Boardwalk Reunion event – look for the “Roster” on the right and click it (may take a few seconds to load).  There are 2 Rosters to select from on the drop down menu: one for the Boardwalk event and one for the Banquet & Social.  From these, you can also see how many Porsches and people are attending!

8/2/21 – What about waivers??

EVERY person participating as a driver or passenger needs to sign a PCA insurance waiver, which will be available on site at the registration tables where you pick up your packet.  PCA Covid-19 waivers are NOT needed.  There is no on-line capability to sign waivers in advance; this is because people’s plans change, and it is more sensible to only require waiver signatures from the folks actually attending the event.

8/1/21 – What if my family would like to bring 2 Porsches?

Great!  Registrations are by car, since we are limited in the number of vehicles that can fit on the boardwalk between 6th and 14th Streets.  Register each vehicle separately, associated with the name of the driver of the vehicle.  (The system will NOT let you use the same name twice for TWO registrations….be sure to make an account under the other driver’s name.)  Each vehicle receives a “goodie bag”.  Logowear, dinners, etc. can be placed under either or split between both registrations.

When will the Flanders Room Block and Registration for 2021 be available?

2/16/21 – The Room Block is now open.  Event registration is tentatively scheduled to open August 1, 2021.  Keep checking this website for updates.  We will also provide promo materials to PCA Regions and the 356 Registry to keep everyone informed.

What models will be featured in 2021? (2019 featured the 914’s for their 50th)

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Porsche’s first win at Le Mans in 1970 (2020) and the 50th Anniversary of Porsche’s Weissach Development Center (2021), the Second Annual Boardwalk Reunion is celebrating all Porsche Weissach Editions and Anniversary Editions.  Owners and cars from the following limited production model runs will lead the  Boardwalk Parade of Porsches and be parked center stage in front of the Ocean City New Jersey Music Pier:

1975 Porsche 911S Silver Anniversary Limited Edition
1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition
1981 Porsche 924 Weissach Edition
1982 Porsche 928 Weissach Edition
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 25th Anniversary Edition
2004 Porsche Boxster S 550 Anniversary Edition
2004 Porsche 996 40th Anniversary Edition
2014 Porsche 991 50th Anniversary Edition
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Edition (dreaming)
2018 Porsche 991 GT2RS Weissach Edition
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25th Anniversary Edition

Read this excellent article on the history of Porsche’s R&D Center at Weissach 

2020 FAQ’s

Who are the photographers that contributed amazing photos to this website?

Kobus Reyneke, Jim Becker, John Novotnak & Ellen Beck – Thank you!!!

2019 FAQ’s…..

What time should I arrive?

Gates open for staging and registration at 8:30 AM and close at 10:15 AM promptly.  Driver’s meeting at 10:30, cars move out at 11:00.  With close to 300 cats to herd, things have to run smoothly and on time! 🙂

Trailer Parking – what are the details?

Note: This is 2019 information and subject to change for 2021.  We encourage everyone to drive their Porsche, there is limited trailer parking in the city owned lot on Shelter Road available for people who need to trailer their Porsche.  Please contact the Registrar to reserve your spot – first come first served.  The entrance to the event Staging location is at the “Airport Diner” on the map below (tasty breakfast too!)  .

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the cancellation policy?

We hope you can make the event!  But if you must cancel, this is the policy stated on Club Registration.  Full refunds on the Boardwalk Reunion registration & all event options for any cancellations made on or before September 1, 2019. 50% refund for cancellations between September 1, 2019 – October 4, 2019. Sorry, but no refunds after October 5th, 2019.

What will the logo sweatshirts look like?

Navy blue with the logo in 3 colors, here is the image on a T-shirt.

Why are there so many photos of 356’s on the website?  Is it only for 356’s?

Good question!  This year, ALL Porsches are invited!  Last year, the 356 Registry held its annual Holiday event at OCNJ, and it was so cool to drive on the Boardwalk, that we decided to create an annual event where ALL Porsches have the opportunity to drive onto and park on the Boardwalk, literally right next to the beach and ocean.  So, for now we only have photos of 356’s, but look for YOUR car on the website next year.  🙂  Take lots of photos and send them to us!  BTW, the Corvette and Jeep clubs hold Boardwalk events each year too.

What is the maximum number of Porsches we can park on the Boardwalk?

We think we can fit 450 Porsches – we are allowed a section that is over a mile long and we will have 2 rows side by side down the middle of the boards.  Can we fit more than the Corvette Club?  We think yes.  🙂

Do I have to be a member of PCA or the 356 Registry to attend Boardwalk Reunion?

All Porsches and Porsche owners are invited to Boardwalk Reunion.  You do NOT have to be a member of any Porsche related club to participate.  The public is welcome on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to view the Porsches on the Boardwalk, and Ocean City is publicizing the event throughout the greater OCNJ area.  We expect a big crowd… last year’s event was featured live on Philadelphia’s morning TV news program!

What about clearance height for driving my Porsche up onto the Boardwalk?

We will drive up the ramp on 14th St. and down the ramp at 5th St.  The ramp angles are very gentle, and we have this comment from a NJ entrant with a track prepared GT3, who checked it out for us on a recent trip to OCNJ…”My ride height is a bit extreme (I am a PCA National Instructor) as there is only a 3.75″ clearance from the spoiler to ground in the front, so if I can make it probably anyone can.”  🙂

Where is registration and where should I go when I arrive in Ocean City?

Registration will open at 9:00 AM at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Bay Ave, and closes at 10:30 for the Driver’s Meeting.  Drive directly there to pick up your packet and stage your Porsche.  Hagerty, our sponsor, will also be at registration with something for everyone!

What are the trailer parking arrangements?

See the Parking Tab under Accommodations, and yes, we will have a dedicated large parking lot with plenty of room for unloading and parking. There is plentiful on street parking (free) for your tow vehicle on streets surrounding the Flanders or other event hotels, or you can keep it in the trailer parking lot.  The local police are aware and will be keeping an eye on the lots we are using.  🙂

What else is there to do at Boardwalk Reunion?

The Porsches will stretch along the Boardwalk in both directions from the Music Pier – an historic concert hall built out over the beach and ocean (see photos on the website headers).  We have some exciting presentations happening (Tech Sessions to be Announced). The Music Pier will be the place to be – check out the great presentations, take a break, buy an event shirt or grill badge, and meet friends at the Welcome and Information Tent too. There is indoor and outdoor seating, bathrooms and and it will serve as Event Central.

Can I see who else is attending the Boardwalk Reunion, 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 BR listing and you will find a button for “Roster”.  Clicking that will show the main roster of attendees.

What is the dress for the Saturday evening banquet and social?

The Social is casual attire, probably you will see a lot of Porsche logo wear!  This event is an add-on event at $60 per person, which includes open bar, food stations and dancing, and requires a wristband for entry (included in your registration packet if purchased).

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.  The Accommodations page lists several lodging options that are dog friendly, however dogs are not allowed inside 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.

Is our event on the 2019 calendar of events for Ocean City, NJ?

Absolutely!  Check out the full calendar of events to see what OCNJ has to offer – here is the link. The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and the town are very excited to host our event and are rolling out the welcome mat.

I’ve heard Ocean City is a “dry town”, is that true?

The Dinner and Social on Saturday night at The Flanders Hotel 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 the Cocktail Hour and the Dinner & Dancing at the Saturday Social.  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.

Is it true that Emily’s Restaurant at the Flanders is haunted?

Yes, check out the story at this link!  She is said to be friendly; maybe we will meet her during our stay.

Are there photos of the East Coast Holiday 2018 – Porsche 356 Registry?

Yes, here are Links to great videos and photos on youtube…

Boardwalk “Parade” Thank you to Brian Sullivan!

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!

Here are some other 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.