Tours

Maverick Region Tours are gatherings of PCA members and guests who meet up at a defined starting location and drive together, along an interesting route, to enjoy a unique place or destination. Tours generally last about three hours. Come join the fun and see this rolling car show!

This year we have five Tours spaced throughout the twelve months. All of the Tours are "near to home", and provide members with a beautiful scenic drive to a fun destination! Any PCA members can participate in a tour for FREE. Some tours include a catered meal which you may choose to purchase.

Our Tourmeisters are Mark Pitarresi and Tom Gomer. To obtain e-mail notifications of the Tours, please e-mail them at: tours@mavpca.org.

The next Tour

2017 Lake Ray Roberts Tour

Map

PCA Tours: Ray Roberts Lake
When : Sunday, October 15th, at 10am - 1pm
Start : Grayson College
1455 W Van Alstyne Pkwy Van Alstyne, TX 75495
Finish : Prairie House Restaurant
10001 Hwy. 380, Cross Roads, TX 76227
Length : 85 miles
Price : Tour = FREE
Food : Prairie House or several other restaurants in the area

As October arrives I think we can all say we are ready for cooler weather. Of course cooler weather translates to more power for our cars. At least it always seems that way for me. There is nothing like going for a great country drive when the seasons are changing. Entering October we welcome you to the 5th and final tour of the year, PCA Tours Ray Roberts Lake! The tour is 85 miles long and we have a rest stop.

At the time this article was written there was no construction on this route. We are scheduled to start on Sunday, October 15th, at 10am. The tour begins in the parking lot of Grayson College, 1455 W Van Alstyne Pkwy, in Van Alstyne, and will end at Prairie House restaurant in Cross Roads. After the start of our tour a few turns later we will be on the Famous FM455! If you have not been on this road in a Porsche you are missing out and will want to attend. This is one of the best roads in the area!

You can expect beautiful country scenery, twisty turns, long straights, and great visibility throughout the route. Our tour will also be taking us around Ray Roberts Lake. Ray Roberts Lake is a 29,350 acre reservoir located 10 miles north of Denton, Texas. It is filled by a tributary of the Trinity River.

Prairie House restaurant is casual and has Texasstyle food with many beef options in a rustic lodge with ranch like decor. There are also several other restaurants in the area to choose from in any direction.

I also wanted you to know some changes in the PCA Tours program. With Bill Orr taking on more responsibility within the club, Tom Gomer has taken his place as Tours Co-Chair. Tom has been a long time Porsche enthusiast and we welcome him to the Tours program!

If you plan to attend the Tour, it is imperative that you RSVP before the tour. Once registered for the Tour you will receive an e-mail three days before the Tour with the following attachments: a Garmin .gdb file of the route, a route overview, and turn-by-turn instructions.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me an email at tours@mavpca.org. I hope to see you and your Porsche at the Motorsport Ranch Tour! If you can't make it be sure to check out our schedule of future tours down below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

2017 Tour Schedule

EventDay DateTime Length Destination Registration
Tour 1: March Sunday3/26/20171-4pm 62.1 mi Mitas Hill Vineyard Closed
Tour 2: April Saturday4/15/201710-1pm 86.2 mi Ennis Bluebonnet Tour Closed
Tour 3: May Saturday5/20/201710-2pm 72.3 mi Fortunata Winery Closed
Tour 4: September Sunday9/24/20179-2pm 71.0 mi Motorsport Ranch Closed
Tour 5: October Sunday10/15/20171-5pm 91 mi Hula Hut Closed

GPS Files

Select custom Garmin GPS Navigation files are available for download for popular past PCA Tours.

If you chose to drive any of these routes on your own and not as part of the authorized PCA tour (following PCA rules), then you are not participating in a PCA event and are not covered by PCA’s liability coverages.

We currently have files from: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011

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