Dear NSXCA members and NSX enthusiasts,
It’s that time of year again to enjoy the 21st annual NSXcapades, our Holiday gathering of Southeast NSX owners and enthusiasts in Orlando Florida.
This year our headquarter hotel will be the Springhill Suites at Orlando Airport, 5828 Hazeltine National Dr. We do not have a room block but current rates on-line vary from $130/night for Saturday (prepaid) to flexible rates from $150-170/night, less for Marriott Bonvoy members. Parking is $10 per car per night. Complimentary airport shuttle is available. Best of all, there is easy access from the Bee Line and nearby Florida Turnpike and I-4.
As usual, festivities begin with fine dining Friday. This year we will be guests of Hemisphere’s Steak and Seafood at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport. Chef Jeffrey Powell will be putting together a special menu just for us and we will be taken care of by Slavika, the favorite Chin family server who has been at the restaurant for 12 years! Huge glass windows overlook runway 17R where “heavies” taking off for Europe can be viewed before and during dinner (bring binoculars!). Cocktails at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm. $95pp inclusive.
Three hours of free parking are included. Views from the top floor of the “terminal top” garage are fabulous….a place I often view rocket launches from the Cape. www.hemisphereorlando.com. Those flying in can literally walk off the plane, right to dinner!
Saturday morning and early afternoon (10-3) will be spent at Wild Florida Airboats and Animal Park in Kenansville. We will caravan from the hotel leaving at 9am after enjoying their included hot breakfast. Enjoy a one-hour airboat ride followed by a catered buffet lunch and wild animal shows and exhibits ($69pp). Bring your camera! Ever hold a live alligator? Now’s your chance! www.wildfloridaairboats.com.
Let the racing begin! Saturday from 6pm to 10pm, we will invade K1 Speed Orlando (www.k1speed.com/Orlando-location.html) and test our skills on their challenging layouts in silent but deadly electric carts. It’s all about maintaining momentum and cornering speed! Our plan is to arrive at 5pm to get checked in so that we can beat the crowds later on in the evening. There’s time to stop by the hotel (en route)for a short rest and shower! Our cars will draw a crowd in the large parking lot. Enjoy a private room buffet Caribbean themed dinner with sweet iced tea. Three races (discounted $59pp rate with tax and $6 membership fee already paid) are included in the package price. Dinner can also be purchased separately ($35pp) for non-racers and spectators.
Sunday morning we will depart at 8am for our customary country drive into the hills (yes, really!)of northwest Orange and southern Lake County with a stop at the always fun Yalaha Bakery.(www.yalahabakery.com). Remember to begin with a full tank of gas and an empty bladder!
We wind our way back down to Orlando for brunch ($29pp) at Ace Cafe from 1130am to 2pm with our cars drawing a crowd in their spacious parking lot, www.acecafeusa.com. As an optional activity there will be a 3pm Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators hockey game at the nearby Amway Center. We can even leave our cars in Ace’s secure lot while attending the game! Tickets can be purchased at Amway same day or on-line in advance for section 114 rows 13-16 for $32pp.
RSVPs and $$ are due no later than 5pm EST on Monday Dec. 2nd to guarantee your spot. Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis (last year our lunch boat cruise sold out!). To register, please PayPal $$ to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which events you are attending and how many people will be participating. All costs include tax, gratuity and service charges. Your email confirmation will serve as your receipt. Children are welcome at all Saturday and Sunday events! Please contact me via text at 407-832-0176 for additional information. To summarize the costs:
Friday fine dining (Hemispheres): $95pp
Saturday Wild Florida Airboats and Animal park: $69pp
Saturday K1 speed dinner and 3 races: $94pp
Saturday K1 speed dinner only: $35pp
Sunday Ace Cafe brunch: $29pp
Sunday pm car show: free!
WHEN: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7pm
WHO: NSX Club of America and friends
WHERE: Veloce Indoor Speedway W229N1400 Westwood Dr, Waukesha, WI 53186
DETAILS: Cost is $57/person. Price includes 10 lap practice, 12 lap qualifier and 14 lap final race. Bring your helmet! We are on track 2 at 7pm. Casual dinner and drinks are available on site at Point Burger Bar before and after.
An Event for NorCal NSX Owners
Click on the following link to view the Facebook Event Page. Please RSVP to Roger Estalla if you are planning on attending and state the number in your party.
A gathering of NSX owners for a great Xmas lunch with friends. NSXCA members will receive a subsidy but you do not need to be an NSXCA member to attend. Come out and enjoy some good times.
We will also be collecting toys for the Marine “Toys for Tots” program so please bring an unwrapped toy.
✦ Market Table and Feijoada Bar with seasonal salads, exotic vegetables, imported cheeses, smoked salmon, cured meats, Fogo feijoada (traditional black bean stew with sausage), seasonal soup, and more
✦ Fire-roasted meats including Filet Mignon, Rib Eye, Picanha, Lamb Chops, Chicken, Sausage, and more
✦ Traditional Brazilian sides of warm pão de queijo (cheese bread), crispy polenta, mashed potatoes, and caramelized bananas
✦ Fountain beverages, coffee and tea
Additional food items, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverage items ordered by group that are not included in the package will be charged upon consumption
$56 per person
HondaFest is the premier Acura and Honda enthusiast event and one of the largest car shows in the Pacific Northwest.
One of the biggest shows in the Pacific Northwest, join us for HondafestNW, an Acura and Honda enthusiast event.
Registration and fees: http://pacificraceways.com/events/hondafest-nw-2/
Everyone knows Cars & Coffee, but this edition is a bit different with the guys at The Shop hooking us up with a showcase feature as well as providing good times, half-priced tours of their amazing facility and of course, COFFEE!
Sweetening the deal (as if attending The Shop’s Cars & Coffee wasn’t enough) their restaurant Derby (an Ethan Stowell restaurant), has an excellent brunch which is an experience in itself that no gear head should miss if they’re rolling through the Seattle area.
Take a deep dive in to the amazing world of NSX Vendors as they walk you through their array of products.
- Euroboutique – specializing in custom parts to enhance the look and feel of your NSX, see how they live up to their company moto – “You dream it, we build it”
- Cedar Fabrications – specializing in extra strength performance components, the legendary “Titanium Dave” will walk you through his incredible line of of durable enhancements
- Science of Speed – Chris Wilson will announce the launch of a new Supercharger system for the NSX. When it comes from Science of Speed, you just know it will be amazing as their support for the NSX world has a flawless reputation.
Be sure to check out the sponsor videos posted today as well. Learn how a CCU is repaired with NSX e-repair and check out Science of Speed’s review & dyno test of a NSX Type-R
Join legendary driver Peter Cunningham as he gives you a tour of the fabulous collection of Acuras and Hondas that are housed in the Real Time Collection Hall. Come prepared to ask questions about the history of each vehicle or simply sit back and enjoy as Peter walks you through a wide history of Acura/Honda automobiles.