Event Update (8/10/2020) –Ocean City informed us today that all City-wide and Boardwalk events have been canceled for October, to include Boardwalk Reunion. Like you, we are disappointed, but completely understand and support the City’s desire to protect its visitors and its residents during these uncertain COVID times. If you have reserved a room at the Flanders or one of the Hotels in the area, please cancel your reservation immediately.
Saturday, October 16, 2021. Save the date!
Event Update (7/13/2020) – At this time, Boardwalk Reunion remains on schedule for October 17th, 2020. The Flanders Hotel and other OCNJ hotels are open, and all businesses and the city have been following appropriate safety guidelines. The beaches and boardwalk are open, but at this time, New Jersey does not allow indoor dining, and indoor concert venues are closed. This impacts the planned Friday night Welcome Party and Tech Sessions at the Music Pier, which may not be safely possible for this year’s event. Thus, registration will be delayed until September 1st, to allow more time to make safe decisions based on the most current conditions. Updates will be posted and a reminder email sent to last year’s entrants prior to opening registration. We look forward to a safe, fun, open air event and hope to see you “on the boardwalk”!
Event Update (6/7/2020) – The event remains on schedule for October 17th, 2020. Ocean City has been reopening in stages and the summer season is on track. The Flanders Hotel has reopened, and all businesses and the city have been following appropriate safety guidelines. We expect to open registration the first week of August, which is 10 weeks prior to the event. Updates will be posted and a reminder email sent to last year’s entrants. We look forward to a great event and hope to see you “on the boardwalk”!
3/22/20 – COVID-19 Response
At this time, over 6 months out, the event remains scheduled with the hope that the COVID-19 virus response will have been effective and social events will be possible and prudent. We will re-evaluate as events unfold. Stay safe and be well.
When will the Flanders Room Block and Registration for 2020 be available?
1/20/20 – The Room Block is NOW OPEN. Registration is tentatively scheduled to open July 1, 2020. Keep checking our facebook page and this website for updates. We will also provide promo materials to PCA Regions and the 356 Registry to keep everyone informed.
Who are the photographers that contributed amazing photos to this website?
Kobus Reyneke, Jim Becker & Ellen Beck – Thank you!!!
What models will be featured in 2020? (2019 featured the 914’s for their 50th)
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Porsche’s first win at Le Mans in 1970, 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
2018 Porsche 991 GT2RS Weissach Edition
Thank you for your support in 2019! We expect an even bigger event in 2020!
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 2020. 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!
John Novotnak is a professional photographer who created a page of amazing photos for us, he is a longtime Porsche owner and enthusiast:
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 email@example.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.