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Palmetto Region 50th Anniversary Event

The Palmetto Region’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (Sponsored by Porsche of Hilton Head), including social hour, dinner, door prizes, silent auction of many items of interest, and program with special guest speaker Alois Ruf will be held in historical old village Mt Pleasant at Alhambra Hall on April 27th.

     We are looking forward to reuniting with our members of the past and present. The Palmetto region dates back to 1969 when Warren Chard successfully petitioned for the formation of the Palmetto region and Dr. Leonard Turner formally presented us the charter. More on how we all came to be back in 1969, can be found here in an excerpt from our first newsletter.

    To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Palmetto Region, events are planned for the weekend of 26-27 April 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Our headquarters hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn in Mt. Pleasant, SC located at the base of the Ravenel Bridge.  The region is hosting a welcome party at the hotel from 5:30 to 7 PM on April 26th

     Saturday morning, 27 April, attendees will have the choice of a Walking Rallye of the Charleston Historic District or Gimmick Rallye and Blind Autocross (very) Low-Speed in Mt. Pleasant.  Details will be provided prior to event.  Awards will be given for all events.

   Saturday evening will feature a Lowcountry inspired banquet by Relish Catering and chef Sean Wren with beef tenderloin and shrimp and grits serving stations, along with delicious grilled veggies, mac and cheese and a various array of desserts. There will be a full service cash bar accepting cash only. Each guest will receive one ticket for a free drink in their event goody bag along with several other gifts. This event will be held at Alhambra Hall on the waterfront overlooking Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant with cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 PM.

  In addition to event awards presentations and raffle drawings, the evening’s activities will include a presentation by our Guest Speaker, Herr Alois Ruf, the founder and owner of Ruf Automobile, GMBH and the creator of the famed Yellow Bird.

Additionally, we are expecting attendees from PCA National Headquarters and Porsche Cars of North America

As our event space is limited to a maximum of 144, early registration is suggested, and the registration deadline is April 12th.

Attendees will receive Goodie Bags. Commemorative Wine Glasses, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket for the door prizes. Dinner is business casual.

     Please put the Palmetto Region’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on your schedule, it is sure to be a good time. All Porsche owners and past owners are welcome, whether your a PCA member or not...

    If anyone interested in participating has any questions, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (843) 330-5498. The cost for the event is $70 per person and the deadline for registration is April 12th. The event is open to all regions and past members..


Friday April 26th 

5:30 – 7pm Welcome Reception at Hilton Garden Inn 

Saturday, April 27th

10:00am Gimmick Rallye and Blind Autocross or Charleston Walking Rally

5:30pm Alhambra Hall Dinner (Business casual)

Guest Speaker

Alois Ruf

Alois Ruf is a legend in the world of unique, tuned Porsche automobiles. Founded in 1939 in Pfaffenhausen, Germany by his father Alois Ruf Sr, Ruf Automobile is officially recognized as a manufacturer by the German government. When Alois Jr. was only 24 years old he took control of the company and focused on his passion for Porsche. And in 1975 the first Ruf-enhanced Porsche came to life. In 1987 the record breaking Yellowbird exploded on to the automotive scene. Ruf Automobiles has been designing, engineering, and building its own unique automobiles for customers around the world. In addition to their breathtaking cars of today, including the CTR3, Rt12R, 3800 S, and Rt 35S , Ruf restores and maintains classic Porsche cars. 


Our host hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn in Mt Pleasant. We have secured a group rate of $234 a night for the hotel, info on making the registration will be included in your registration email.


Addresses of the locations


Porsche of Hilton Head



European Road & Racing

50th Anniversary Celebration Registration

Event Details

Event date 04-26-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 04-27-2019 11:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-08-2019
Registered 125 [View List]
Available capacity 17
Cut off date 04-15-2019 12:00 pm
Event Fee $70.00


$70.00 17
We are no longer accepting registrations for this event