All of our drives are family friendly and safe. Past events have included Lighthouse Tours, Mountain Tours, Coastal Tours, Lake Tours. No skill required, just show up! Get to know the great people in our local Maine club.
- Club Member Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
- Fill a Trunk Food Donation – Preble Street Soup Kitchen
- Car Show to benefit the Baxter School for the Deaf
- Wreaths Across America
- Porsches In The Park
There are two ways to answer the question. What is Driver’s Education. From a technical perspective, Driver’s Education (DE) is a program developed by the PCA to allow drivers of all skills the opportunity to drive on real race tracks in a safe and fun environment. Typically a DE event is run over 1, 2 or 3 days. Each day will have four or five driving groups (divided by experience and skill level); each goes out four times for 20 to 30 minutes. Groups are divided to ensure maximum safety and fun by enabling a driver to be on the track with similarly experienced drivers at similar speeds. In the novice groups, drivers are accompanied by PCA-recognized instructors who will teach high performance driving techniques and fundamentals. “DEing” is not, however, racing or even preparation for racing. The events are not timed and there are no prizes. Passing zones are intentionally restricted to ensure safety and safety rules are enforced.
Autocross is a sport of trying to navigate a car through a defined course of pylons, usually on a large parking lot, faster than the competition. Autocross courses are set up using soft orange trafficpylons which will not damage cars. Events are run at speeds usually between 40-65 MPH, usually in second gear. You’d be amazed at how much excitement can be packed into 60 seconds. Although DER does not currently run its own autocross events, members are able to participate in those run by other regions. Both North Country and Northeast regions run autocross events.