Porsche 356 Registry High Desert Holiday 2019

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What’s the cancellation policy?

Full refund for cancellations prior to July 1, 2019. Cancellations between July 1 and August 31st- 75% plus $50 processing fee. No refunds after September 1st.

What’s the registration late fee policy?

Any registrations made after August 1st will incur a $75 late fee per registration.

What's the weather going to be like?

Daily high temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 68°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 76°F. The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Flagstaff is essentially constant, remaining about 1.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.3 inches. The average hourly wind speed in Flagstaff is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.8 miles per hour throughout.

What is the altitude in Flagstaff?

6910 feet above sea level. Generally 356s do not have an issue in Flagstaff but performance will be less than you may be used to at this altitude. Modifying the jets in your carbs is an option but not necessary, see below. 

Will my 356 need modifications for the altitude?

Our club has driven to Flagstaff several times in the last few years with no known jetting problems. That said, we asked carburetor guru Jim Kauffman of 356 Carburetor Rescue about jetting and this is how he responded:

"There's no doubt that 356's set for sea-level will be running rich in Flagstaff. Smaller jets will make them run better, but then owners will have to dump the fuel out of each carb to install them and then again to switch back to standard jets. Plus then there's always the chance of leaks after the change. And carbs will need to be retuned to new jets. Are they willing to do this for a 4 day venture in high country?

My guess is some will---most won't. A compromise would be to turn 'in' the idle adjustment screws reducing fuel and slightly reducing the advance on the distributor could help a bit more. Would be easier for those not willing to do the big changes.

Usually at 7,000 feet I'd suggest 125 mains and 45 idles for Zeniths (stock super set up is 130/50 or 55's on C's). Cars will run great with this leaner set up. Solexes would be similar by reducing the main and idle jets sizes by 1 full step down. Though on some engines that won't work due to the variables such as altered displacement, compression ratios, cams, etc..

We carry a large assortment of jets more Solex, but will be sure to have the Zeniths stocked up before the Holiday."


Can I see who else is attending the Holiday, now that registration is open and I have registered?

Yes, if you log in to your ClubRegistration.net account, your “Dashboard” will appear.  Look to the right of your HDH listing and you will find a button for “Roster”.  Clicking that will show the main roster of attendees.

Will there be space for trailer parking?

Yes. If you are bringing a trailer please add the Trailer Option to your registration package to help us plan sufficient spaces. Trailer parking is available in the hotel lot, but you must disconnect from your trailer. If you prefer to stay hitched then you must park in the truck parking lot behind the Travel Center of the hotel. 

Is the hotel parking lot secure?

There will be hired security for the parking lot all night.

Can members attend without their 356’s?

Absolutely!  Many members fly in if the driving distance or time away is too much for their schedules.  Sometimes, member’s cars are in restoration or otherwise unable to be driven to a Holiday.  Everyone is welcome, and those with rental cars or otherwise without 356’s can still participate in many activities, such as the Tours, and also volunteer to assist with events like the Concours and Car Show.

Will car wash facilities be provided?

Yes, they will be available at the hotel, free of charge.

Can I bring more than one car?

Yes, there is no extra charge to bring additional cars. Just let us know what you are bringing so each car gets it’s own car number for the Concours car show.

I have dietary restrictions. Can you accommodate me?

Let us know your dietary restrictions as part of registering. We will work to accommodate you.

What is the dress for the evening banquets?

The Thursday Welcome Party is casual and the Saturday night banquet is not formal.  You will see some men in sports coats and collared shirts.  Ladies wear nice slacks and tops and/or blazers, skirts or dresses, or “dressy casual”.  People often wear clothing with Porsche and 356 Registry logos throughout the weekend. The temperatures can get chilly in the evening (into the 40s).

What is a summary of Flagstaff?

Flagstaff is a city in and the county seat of Coconino County[6] in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the city's estimated population was 70,320.[7]Flagstaff's combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston (known as the "Second Boston Party") to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.[8]

Flagstaff lies near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, along the western side of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the continental United States.[9]Flagstaff is located adjacent to Mount Elden, just south of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in the state of Arizona. Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet (3,851 m), is located about 10 miles (16 km) north of Flagstaff in Kachina Peaks Wilderness.

Flagstaff's early economy was based on the lumberrailroad, and ranching industries. Today, the city remains an important distribution hub for companies such as Nestlé Purina PetCare, and is home to Lowell ObservatoryThe U.S. Naval Observatory, the United States Geological Survey Flagstaff Station, and Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff has a strong tourism sector, due to its proximity to Grand Canyon National ParkOak Creek Canyon, the Arizona SnowbowlMeteor Crater, and historic Route 66. The city is also a center for medical device manufacturing, since Flagstaff is home to W. L. Gore and Associates.

What else is there to do in Flagstaff?


Note that Northern Arizona University has a Family Weekend event on October 5-6, so local restaurants will be busy. Consider making reservations in advance.

I’d love to volunteer. Do you need help?

The HDH team is made up of volunteers. And yes – we’d love your help. Send an e-mail to Steve Proctor at stp356@gmail.com, or add the Volunteer Option to your registration package.