Porsche Parade Tours for 2018

Tour Descriptions in PDF format (including the overview below)


Continuing with last year’s set-up in Spokane, we will again be offering both guided (directed) and self-guided driving tours for the Lake of the Ozarks Parade. Theses tours will be driven on roads both north and south of the Tan-Tar-A Resort. All driving tours will be by car with no bus tours planned this year, other than a possible shuttle bus from parking to the tour venue on one of the tours.

As we have seen over the past few years, driving tours have become the most popular activity throughout many of the PCA regions and the Porsche Parade is no different. Since many of you come long distances to Parade, you may be driving rental cars instead of your preferred Porsches. This should not preclude you from registering for a driving tour at Parade. All driving roads at Parade are on primary U.S. or state highways and therefore will not be a problem for any non-Porsche to navigate.

For safety reasons, we suggest that driving tour participants have a working cellular phone, and a GPS device is also a nice option. It is also helpful to bring your two-way walkie-talkie radios, if you use them in your home region AND they are of the type that can be tuned to both a radio channel and a security sub-channel (e.g. Channel 7, security channel 12). In this age of distracted driving, it is important that we, as a group, drive safely and courteously on all of our tours. To that end, it is important to have two people in your car (driver and navigator) if you also volunteer to be a group leader or sweeper so that the navigator is the person doing the communicating on the cell phone or radio while the driver concentrates on the road and the other cars in the group.

This year we are planning of conducting five (5) main guided driving tours, two dinner cruises and a number of self-directed tours during the week of Parade. The guided driving tours will run from Tuesday, July 10 through Friday July 13 and all tours are offered multiple times during the week. The self-directed driving tours offer alternatives for those who cannot participate in one of the guided tours due to time or schedules or just want to do something on their own or in a small group of cars. Some of these self-directed tours are fairly short while some can take up most of the day given the destination venue. Please read all tour descriptions carefully as you plan your activities for Parade. One note of caution for any driving tour around Lake of the Ozarks: WATCH OUT FOR DEER!! They are plentiful throughout the area.

Currently, all guided driving tours will start from Camdenton High School, which is approximately 10 miles from the Tan-Tar-A Resort. Attendees should allow at least 30 minutes for the drive to the staging area and be positioned in groups. We will depart in groups of 12-15 cars, separated by 10 minute spacing, each group having an assigned leader and sweeper car. We will need a large number of volunteers for group lead and sweeper duty, so please consider volunteering when you register for a tour during Phase 2 registration! There will be a driving tour leader/sweeper meeting on Monday, July 9th, after the Concours competition is finished in one of the resort conference rooms. Emails will be sent to volunteers with more details prior to Parade.

Directions to the Camdenton High School (CHS) tour staging area: https://goo.gl/maps/nrg1CkY6Pi62

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau will operate a concierge desk at Parade and will recommend additional self-driving routes and excursions, other than those listed here, to Parade participants. In addition, visitor publications will be easily accessible at the Tan-Tar-A Resort.

For the self-guided tours, a link to Google Maps and a route overview map will be provided. If you think you may take one of the self-guided tours, we suggest printing out the driving directions from the provided link prior to arriving at Parade. You can also visit the Hospitality Information Desk at Parade to request a copy of the directions. Review these self-guided tour pages often as we will attempt to add more tours as we get closer to Phase 2 registration.