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September 2 Tour #8

PCA-CHS 2017 Tour No. 8, Sept. 2, Saturday

This 69-mile drive will take us on scenic back roads and old-fashioned highways in Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties as we head to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. After about two hours on the road, we will arrive at the Bavarian Inn, the new venue of PCA Potomac’s annual “Gathering of the Faithful.” This event is a big Porsche car show and social, like a cars & coffee.

We will gather at 7:30 AM at the parking lot behind Kecco’s Woodfire Kitchen, 114 Westminster Pike, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Note that the restaurant does not open until 11:00 AM, so we will not be able to use its restrooms. Our drivers’ meeting will begin at 7:45 AM, and we will depart by 8:00 AM.

Restroom visits before 7:30 AM could be made nearby at a Food Lion supermarket, a Dunkin’ Donuts shop, a Shell gas station and a Royal Farms gas station. We will have one pit stop during our drive.

Our destination is the Bavarian Inn, 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. There are several formal and casual dining options at this AAA Four-Diamond inn. Make your own lunch reservations as soon as possible at or by calling 1-304-876-2551. Details about the 10am-to-2pm “Gathering of the Faithful” are available on PCA Potomac’s Web site:


  • Register for this event at
  • The registration DEADLINE is 11:59 PM, Aug. 30. There is no sign-up fee.
  • We need to know the number of cars and people. And we need names for our PCA waiver forms.
  • Downloadable driving instructions, drivers’ meeting notes and an overview map will be sent via e-mail to all registrants by Sept. 1.

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Porsche Club of America – Chesapeake Region