Coastalaire May 2014
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Coastalaire In this issue
Departments 4.... .Club and Coastalaire Information 4......CCCR Board Meetings 5......Board of Directors 5......Prez’s Corner 6......Calendar of Events 7......Editor’s Exhaust 20....Porsche Tech 21....Board Meeting Minutes 22....Anniversaries ~ New Members 23....Advertiser Index-Rates 24....Breakfast Club
COVER PHOTO by Chuck Jennings Coastalaire May 2014
Porsche Club of America - California Central Coast Region
Club Events 8......Wind in the Willows Driver’s Education 10....Horse Ranch and Mission Tour 11....Gathering of Friends Car Show
Wind in the Willows IV Horse and Mission Tour 2014 Porsche Parade
Clay Beck starts Jim Lokey at the recent Teststrecke Porsche autocross at Santa Maria airport.
Past Club Events 16.....Parkfield Gimmick Rally & Brunch PCA Events 14....2014 Porsche Parade Feature Articles 18.....How Racing Has Changed 22.....Dick Badler 31.....Euro Delivery
Dick Badler Pedro Bonilla Ralph Bush Jim Eckford Dennis Lyons
Local Events 23.....FAST Car Race 24.....SLO Concours
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Board of Directors
Prez’s Corner Chuck Jennings, President
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Gary Thies - Safety 805-489-4535 email@example.com
Rich Halvorson - Historian 805-710-2704 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is my seventeenth Prez’s Corner. I say that because it still feels as if this might be only my second or third. The illusion of brevity, I am sure, reflects on the ease and joy of working with a very committed, hard working, cooperative, and sensible Board of Directors. As the ad says, these guys are good. (Sanja is one of the “guys.”) You might think that meeting a couple of hours once a month isn’t much of a commitment. But there are uncountable hours of work and coordination that go on between the first Wednesdays of each month. Hardly a day passes without communication between Board members. Perhaps the greatest challenge, Jim Collins and Chuck Stevenson keep us informed and on course, planning well ahead on our activities calendar. Joe Korpiel not only welcomes and mentors our new members, he is the go-to-guy to get out all of our email blasts that keep you so well informed. Ken Finney writes all the checks, records and tallies every income and expense, balances the books, and analyzes and projects how we allocate our funds. And Ken is also very involved with our autocross and track events. Sanja Brewer faithfully records and corrects the minutes of meetings, not an easy task considering how we sometimes talk incoherently all at the same time. Gary Thies reliably makes sure that our insurance coverage is in place, and he personally supervises release-and-waiver-of-liability forms for each event. Eric Ruzius is doing a great job learning the complex duties of herding the cats and squirrels that work autocross and track events. Meanwhile, Andy and I stand around looking at each other asking, “Did you just see that?” Actually, it’s a very reassuring feeling to know that Andy has my back when other responsibilities take me away from a breakfast or a tour or some other event. Andy is involved across the board with planning and oversight of many of our activities. As our past President, Bruce Bero has been tremendously valuable as chief advisor and guide to the Board. Although not officially Board members, Bob Kitamura and Jon Milledge must also be acknowledged. None of us can truly appreciate the hours “kit” puts into the production of this newsletter. It can be a frustrating job. And Jon continues as our chief driving instructor and therefore fully immersed in the planning, coordination, and productions of our track events. If you get a chance, say “thank you” to all these folks. They deserve it. ~ Chuck
Board Meetings All members are welcome to attend the CCCR Board Meetings. Time is available for non-board members to have input during these meetings. Location Date and Time San Luis Obispo First Wednesday of the month Country Club at 6:30 PM 255 Country Club Dr. San Luis Obispo
2014 Calendar of Events DATE MAY
Horse Ranch, & Mission Tour
6:30 PM varies 9:00 AM varies
Board Meeting SLO Concours / Corral Breakfast Club Porsche Parade
SLO Country Club Madonna Inn Shell Café Monterey
6:30 PM 9:00 AM
SLO Country Club Shell Café
Board Meeting Breakfast Club Antique Fords Motor Racing Gathering of Friends Teststrecke Porsche VII
JUNE 6/4 6/6-6/8 6/14 6/15-6/21 JULY 7/2 7/12 7/12 7/13 7/26 AUGUST 8/6 8/9
ACTIVITY Tudor Sports Car Challenge Board Meeting Driver's Education
SEPTEMBER 9/3 6:30 PM Board Meeting 9/6 TBD Train Ride/Wine Tasting 9/13 9:00 AM Breakfast Club Teststrecke Porsche 9/20 TBD VIII OCTOBER 10/1 6:30 PM Board Meeting Octoberfest / New 10/4 TBD Member 10/11 9:00 AM Breakfast Club 10/25 TBD A Run Up the Coast
2014 Activity Directors
LOCATION Laguna Seca SLO Country Club Buttonwillow Raceway The Grill at Hunter Ranch GC Solvang
See Page 8 See Page 39 See Page 10
See Page 25
See Page 23
Laguna Lake Santa Maria Airport
See Page 12
SLO Country Club The Grill at Hunter Ranch GC SLO Country Club Pomar Junction Shell Café Santa Maria Airport SLO Country Club TBD Shell Café Ragged Point Lunch
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Editor’s Exhaust Bob “Kit” Kitamura, Editor
This is a new day for CCCR-PCA, this is the first Coastalaire newsletter that is completely digital. There will be no printed copies for this issue unless you do it yourself. We will see how everyone likes it. We will alternate with a printed copy next month. We can actually do almost unlimited pages when we go digital, some of the advantages are that we can show the complete application forms for our Gathering of Friends car show event and the San Luis Obispo Concours as well as allow long stories that are more than a couple of pages long. The printed copies have been limited to 2024 pages due to cost of printing and mailing. See how you like it and be sure to let us know. This way we can use our funds for more fun events for all of you.
have a trip to Santa Ynez Valley planned on May 17th to a horse ranch and the mission, see page 10 for details.
This month our Wind in the Willows IV is happening on May 9th make sure you are there. This is our 2014 Driver Education event at Buttonwillow Raceway, a short drive for a day of tracking your car and knowing it a little better. See page 8 for more details. We also
Here is a photo-teaser for a story that will be coming in a future issue about Jason Len’s build of his very own R Gruppe Porsche, it will be his version of the SLO outlaw. There are some great stories for you to read in this issue!
Club Event CCCR presents
Wind in the Willows 4 2014 Driver Education Buttonwillow Raceway park
Friday, May 9 Details and Registration Are Available Now On Motorsportreg.com Last Day to Register On-Line will be posted
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Everytime you enter a 2014 CCCR autocross event or our DE via motorsportsreg. com, you get more chances to win. You will receive two chances to win for entering the Autocross Academy on April 26, three chances to win if you enter our DE event at Buttonwillow on May 9, and one chance to win for each of our three autocrosse events: April 27, July 26, and September 20. That’s eight chances to win. Drawing will be held at the final autocross on September 20. But wait! There’s more! 20% off of helmets over $300.00 and $20.00 off helmets under $300.00 as an ongoing 2014 promotion. Go to thehelmetman.com to review their selection and decide on what helmet you may want for the upcoming season, color size , brand etc. When you decide, call 800 341-5834 with your order, tell them your name and that you are a member of the CCCR and simply sign up for thehelmetman.com monthly newsletter. Jeff or Mike will hand process your discount on the order.
Santa Ynez Valley Horse and Mission Tour
Join us on May 17 for a scenic drive Mission in the Lompoc Valley for
starting at Jocko’s Restaurant in Nipomo promptly at 9:00 am, to the Santa Ynez Valley. Where we’ll visit the Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch (http://qsminis.com/) followed by a BYOP (bring your own picnic ) lunch at Buellton’s Riverview Park. After our picnic, we’ll head west to La Purisima
a tour. The mission is open until 5:00 pm. Cost for the event is $6 ($5 for seniors) a car at the Mission and whatever you bring for your picnic. To RSVP for the Horse and Mission Tour email Rich Morgantini firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 805-689-9232.
2014 Porsche Parade Monterey
by Jim Collins, Activity Director CCCR-PCA The 2014 Porsche Parade will be held just North of us in Monterey starting June 15 and continuing thru June 21. The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency in Monterey and there is a block of rooms set aside for those who register for the Parade. The event takes place over a week and includes a Concours, Autocross, driving tours thru the local area, driving school and social activities. Registration for the Parade opens on line starting on April 1st. Those that are interested in attending the Parade you are encouraged to register early for the event, especially if you want to stay at the Hyatt Regency. The rooms at the discounted group rate will only be given to those that have registered. Normally the events are only open to those who register for the Parade so going there for one day may not allow you to do very much. The PCA really wants you to register for the whole week of activities even if you go for only one or two days. Check the PCA website for more information as they solidify there plans. I know that I will see many of you club members there! For those of you that missed Rennsport a few years ago at Monterey then be sure not to miss this great Porsche event.
Club Event PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA — CENTRAL COAST REGION CENTRAL COAST PORSCHE 356 CLUB PRESENT THE
GATHERING OF FRIENDS VIII A SHOW OF
ALL EUROPEAN CARS
AND VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014 LAGUNA LAKE PARK — SAN LUIS OBISPO BRING YOUR CLASSIC EUROPEAN OR BRITISH CAR OR VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE!
Fourteen Automobile Classes Three Motorcycle Classes People’s Choice Voting Benefits Local Children’s And Youth Organizations Enjoy A Great BBQ Lunch
Club Event THE GATHERING OF FRIENDS â€” VIII The Central Coast Region of the Porsche Club of America in conjunction with the Central Coast 356 Porsche Club are pleased to announce the eighth Annual GATHERING OF FRIENDS Concours de Elegance for all European Cars and Vintage Motorcycles. We will again meet to enjoy beautiful machines and raise funds in support of the local programs of Camp Hapitok, the Kiwanis Youth Fund and the Boy Scouts of America. We will gather on the grass, at lakeside, in beautiful Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo, on Sunday, July 13, 2014. This year's show continues as a fun, low-key and gregarious Peoples Choice event, truly a GATHERING OF FRIENDS. If you own a European Car of any make and year or any Vintage Motorcycle, you are cordially invited to enter and support this very special fund raising charitable show. The entrants will again vote on a People's Choice ballot and this will determine the award winners in all classes. Each entrant will receive two ballots per entry. With over 140 entries at last year's 2013 event, there were many seldom seen, historic vehicles on display. The majority of the California Central Coast's European car groups were represented with cars entered from the two sponsoring Porsche Clubs, Sons of Lucas (British), Central Coast Vintage VW Club and the Central Coast's Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes Benz Clubs. 2014 GATHERING OF FRIENDS CLASSES Class A Race Cars Class B Unrestored/barn finds Class C Buses/Trucks/Vans Class D Vintage Pre-1951 Cars Class E Golden Age 1951-1970 Sports Cars Class F Golden Age 1951-1970 Sedans Class G Golden Age 1951-1970 Porsche Class H Modem Era 1971-1990 Sports Cars Class I Modem Era 1971-1990 Sedans Class J Modem Era 1971-1990 Porsche Class K Contemporary 1991-2014 Sports Cars Class L Contemporary 1991-2014 Sedans Class M Contemporary 1991-2014 Porsche Class N Replica Cars
All European Cars All makes, types and years All European makes and body types to 1980 All European makes and years All European makes and body types All European Sports Cars (except Porsche) All European coupes/wagons/convertibles All Porsche coupes/convertibles All European Sports Cars (except Porsche) All European coupes/wagons/convertibles All Porsche coupes/convertibles All European Sports Cars (except Porsche) All European coupes/wagons/convertibles All Porsche coupes/convertibles and SUVs All makes and years of European brands. Motorcycles All makes and models All makes and models All makes and models
Class M1 WW1 Pre-1945 Class M2 Classics 1946-1970 Class M3 1971-Present
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Club Event THE CENTRAL COAST REGION — PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA CENTRAL COAST PORSCHE 356 CLUB present
THE GATHERING OF FRIENDS VIII ALL EUROPEAN CAR SHOW Sunday, July 13, 2014 - San Luis Obispo, CA
Laguna Lake Park — Exit Highway 101 onto Madonna Road going west in San Luis Obispo. Park entrance is Right Turn at Dalideo Rd traffic light. Continue on the park road for approx. one fourth mile and turn left to show entrance. A perfect setting for a concours, cars will be on the grass near the lake. There are many restaurants and motels in the area. Free parking, children's play area and restrooms are available at the site.
7:00 AM — Gates/Field Open for Car Placement 7:00 AM — 9:00 AM — Car Placement & Light Cleaning 9:00 AM -- 12:30 PM — Judging and Peoples Choice Balloting 12:30 noon -- Lunch Served 2:30 PM — Awards Presentation
CHARITY: Camp Hapitok opened in 1970 sponsored by the SLO County Office of Education to provide an intensive educational program to elementary age children with communication disabilities. Local Teenagers assist the Staff and dedicate a month of their summer vacation to be the best friend and teacher to a Hapitok camper. Teenage students from our county work, eat, sleep, learn and play with their special campers. The strong bond which forms provides the motivation for the camper to practice and refine communication skills. OUR BBQ:
Local San Luis County youth programs will also benefit when you purchase a BBQ lunch ticket. The local Kiwanis de Tolosa Club is famous for their catering expertise and will offer a luncheon menu with appetisers, BBQ tri-tip, BBQ chicken, salad, beans, bread and a drink The cost is $20 per person. Local Boy Scouts will sell coffee and donuts in the morning starting at 7:30 AM.
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$25 per car x _____ = $ ________ (100% goes to Camp Hapitok)
BBQ Lunch - Per Person $20 x _____ = $ ________ (all net proceeds go to Kiwanis Youth Fund) Total = $ ________ Please make your check payable to: “CCCR – PCA Charity” and mail with this entry form to: Bern Singsen 5856 Tamarisk Way San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 All entries will receive a confirmation with their entry number.
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Past Club Event
Parkfield Gimmick Rally and Lunch
Story by Chuck Jennings Photos by Kitty Greene
Of the 500+ members of
CCCR, how many of us do you suppose know that mounted in perfect alignment on the left side of the road 10.2 miles East of Cross County Road on Vineyard Canyon Road there are 5 indentical rusty mailboxes indicating 5 rural residences? Hmm? (Rhetorical)
Or you might ask your-
self , how many of our members might know that the winery on San Marcos Road 3.0 miles Northeast of Lake Nacimiento Drive may have a proliferation of rabbits? These are, indeed, critical details while trying to win a gimmick rally among Porsche enthusiasts.
Well, most of the folks who participated in
the gimmick rally on March 22 have by now probably forgotten those details. But hopefully 60+ of them remember the fun sleuthing their way through the verdant countryside from Morro Bay to the Parkfield Café. This was a terrific turnout, perhaps the most ever for a Parkfield tour, and 14 members from the Golden Empire Region (Bakersfield) joined us, perhaps an annual joint event in the making. Even the ghost of Groucho Marx made an appearance with an iconic quiz show question: “Who’s buried in Grants’ Tomb?”
Past Club Event The weather allowed us to dine under the giant oaks next to the café. Nine bottles of wine, both red and white, were awarded those couples with the best answers to the gimmick questions. And by the way, everyone knows that Grant was buried in Grant’s Tomb, but then, the most accurate answer to that question (according to the indisputable authority of Wikipedia) would be General Ulysses S. Grant. Groucho’s question not only distinguished participants by age, but also by the Porsche owner’s propensity to attend to historic minutiae.
Reportedly for the duration of the tour, 13 trifling questions mixed with route directions stimulated lively speculation between drivers and navigators (mostly husbands and wives). Despite the questionnaire’s distraction (and perhaps consternation), no one got lost, and everyone arrived in Parkfield unscathed, most marriages still intact.
How Racing Has Changed Written and photos by Ralph Bush In 1951, Bill Carr, a friend of my folks came by in his Jaguar XK120 having competed the weekend before in the Palm Springs Road Races and offered me a ride up Angeles Crest Highway. I was hooked, but I knew that I could not afford a Jaguar. There there must be something out there that handled like the Jag that I could afford. I first tried lowering, adding sway bars and installing a longer Pitman arm to my $ 115, 1936 Ford roadster but it was not even in the ballpark with the XK120. After purchasing a couple of other “also- rans,” I finally came across an affordable sports car, a Singer. In the early 1950’s, sports car racing was broken down in to just four classes: production cars over 1500 cc’s and production cars under 1500 cc’s. The third and four classes were modified of the first two classes. In production cars under 1500 cc’s if you weren’t racing a Singer here on the West Coast you weren’t going to be on the podium as stock Singers took a 2nd at Stockton, Chino, Willow Springs and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Santa Barbara plus a 3rd at March Field. I tried a couple of rallies and slaloms but it wasn’t racingm, so I saw Marion Webber at M.G. Mitten and purchased my first crash helmet, a Herbert Johnson that was made with some kind of shellacked fiber on top and linen that went around the back of the head and fastened under the chin. Our driving suit was a tea shirt and jeans. Singers had four small lug nuts on each wheel and the front wheels tended to work over them and fly off so ¼ inch thick steel plates were mandated to fit between the wheels and lug nuts and so I went road racing in 1955.
To race one first had to join a sports car club, in my case it was the California Sports Car Club and you had to pass a test which consisted of only knowing the flag colors and their meaning. The entry fee was $25.00 and at the bottom of each entry form was this admonition “No metal crash helmets will be allowed.” There was no roll over protection and seat belts were not mandatory. If you did use a seat belt they were procured from the local war surplus store from WWII fighter planes, goggles also came from the same store. The production cars were really stock off the showroom floors and I don’t remember anyone trying to bend the rules until the late ‘50’s. Most everyone drove his race cars to the track. Car numbers were usually applied at home, quite often cut out of sticky shelf paper. When you got to the track the wind screen was either folded down or removed and tape applied to the headlights to keep shattered glass off the track. Porsches came to play in the mid fifties which made our Singers immediately obsolete so I sold my Singer and purchased a beautiful Jaguar XK120 which was still competitive. I raced the car on weekends; drove it to work every day: used it for dates: and showed it in car shows. At the end of 1958 I sold the Jag and sent $2774.00 to my brother, David, who was living in Germany. He went to the Porsche Works where he walked a 1959 Convertible D through the factory for me. It was not until that summer when the car showed up on the dock in San Pedro that I experienced the refinement of
Feature Story stopping. So I fabricated some air scoops from tin cans but the scrutinizers gave them a thumbs down and gave me a reprimand. Eventually I fabricated some from some water heater vent pipe, painted them black, rubbed some mud on them and riveted them to the frame; you would have sworn that they came with the car. I knew that the trick rubber back then was the Michelin tires which I couldn’t afford, so I mounted a set of motorcycle tires that had tread up the sidewalls which I thought might give me a little better grip in the corners………..wrong!
German engineering. I entered the “D” in a couple of races, one at Willow Springs and an outlaw race at Taft. However I found that the car was not competitive: I think it may have been too heavy compared to the Speedster. My insurance man in Arcadia was quite impressed with my Porsche as he was driving and competing in slaloms in his V.W., so he went to Krause Motors in Pasadena and bought his own Porsche, his name? George Folmer. Needing something to race, I acquired another Singer from it’s owner for a cup of coffee, a doughnut and paid for the storage fees on the car. This was 1959 the first year that roll over protection was mandatory andthe Snell Foundation found our helmets to be unsafe. So back to M.G. Mitten for a Bell TX5000. After the death of Lou Brero from fire in a race in Hawaii, we were required to purchase over-alls which we took to tech inspection. The club had a giant wash tub filled with starch and Borax; we soaked the coveralls in the Borax solution and took them home to drip dry. When dry they would stand up by themselves like a board. When we got to the track and proceeded to put them on they wouldn’t bend and that evil stuff would flake off and make a mess. Now to make the Singer competitive, first I made a roll bar out of 1030 steel and cut and welded it into sections so it looked kind of like a hoop and when welded to the frame it stiffened up everything by at least 60%. Then I went to work on the engine (cheating of course) and polished the cylinder head, installed big valves and heavy duty valve springs and had .060 shaved off of it. A high lift cam gave it quite a lope which I thought would give it away but the exhaust headers with the pipe exiting in front of the rear wheel was loud enough to drown out my rule bending. The SM1500 came stock with duel Solex carburetors. I had all of the moving parts balanced including the high performance rods and pistons. The Singer came with Armstrong lever action shocks, I drained all of the light weight oil that was in them and replaced it with 140 weight gear oil which gave them about as much action as a brick. Brakes were a major problem because those small diameter drums would get red hot and expand causing brake fade. This is a polite way of saying that usually after the third lap there was no way of
There was occasional body contact usually to a fender or two which I would pound out with planishing hammers, and since this was before Bondo, I mixed boat fiberglass resin with corn starch which worked surprisingly well. I ran castor oil in the engine because it smelled like a race car.
I ran this #105 Singer in Class F Production where it finished every race in mid-pack. In late 1960 they dropped me a class to Class G Production, I think that this is when Cal Club merged with Sports Car Club of America. In 1961 I sold my Singer and moved on. For the past 8 years I have been racing a Thunder Roadster which is the most bang for the buck there is in the racing world. Since I can remember how it was I do appreciate today’s sticky tires and a Nomex fire suit. In the summer of 2013, Geoff Hacker, who owns Forgotten Fiberglass in Tampa, Florida, located the old #105 Singer in a warehouse in Pear Blossom, California, where it has been sitting for over fifty years still shod with the Semperit tires I purchased from Caldwell Tires in Pasadena back in 1960. Geoff says that research has found this to be the last authenticated racing Singer. The car is going through a complete restoration and Geoff has already taken out papers to enter it in the Amelia Island Concours and has plans to enter it in the Pebble Beach Concours and Historic Races in 2015. Geoff said that the people would love to see the antique car being driven by the original antique driver.
PORSCHE TECH Remove, Remanufacture, Reinstall and Reuse
by Pedro P. Bonilla (GCR PCA)
Every day it becomes more attractive to remanufacture parts because remanufacturing saves a big chunk of money over a new part. This is so because most of the part (generally the expensive part) can be reused. Not every part can be remanufactured, but many can. Letâ€™s take the front engine mount in the Boxster and Cayman as an example. The fame is very sturdy, itâ€™s made out of aluminum, has no moving parts and is held with four bolts to the engine block. This frame suffers zero wear or damage and can be reused simply by replacing the center core which is made out of rubber and is the portion that suffers wear. By replacing the center core we now have a remanufactured front engine mount which will perform better than the original piece at a fraction of the cost.
How can it perform better you ask? The original unit was designed in 1995 and therefore uses materials from 1995. When this piece gets a new core, the new core uses materials from 2014 which dampens engine vibration better and has a longer life than the original. The same is true of other parts, such as a trailing arm. The original used rubber material which deteriorates fairly quickly. When remanufactured, a new space-age material is replaced which offers better handling and longevity.
PORSCHE TECH better life when remanufactured because of the use of high-tech materials in the seals that weren’t available when the original parts were manufactured originally. Remanufacturing a part requires specialized equipment and tools. It generally is not a DIY job. To replace the new core into the front engine mount described above, a 20 Ton hydraulic press and a special jig is required.
There are many, many parts that can be remanufactured advantageously, such as: suspension components, engine and transmission mounts, brake calipers, A/C compressors, hydraulic pistons and components, brake calipers, alternators, cylinder heads transmissions, and even complete engines!
The hydraulic pistons used to open and close the But not every remanufactured part meets or exceeds convertible top in the Carrera are VERY expensive and the manufacturer’s specifications, so when purchasing they will start leaking at around 8 – 10 years of use. remanufactured parts make sure that they are made with the highest quality materials and that the remanufacturer Replacing them with new ones will cost the proverbial has a good reputation. Most, if not all remanufactured arm-and-a-leg, but replacing with a remanufactured parts come with a limited warranty as well. unit will save you about 50% so it will only cost you an To learn more about remanufactured parts in general, arm or a leg ;) please visit my website at: wwwPedrosGarage.com. These remanufactured units also tend to offer a much Happy Porsche’ing, Pedro
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I GET AROUND
a column by Dick Badler RMR/PCA April 2014
Let’s Hear It For Self-Drive Cars Oh yes, they’re coming. As surely as you know to not engage the parking brake when you come off the track. As surely as you know your summer performance tires at the rear will last 13,000 mi, and no more, if you’re lucky. Self-drive cars are circling, and they’ll enter your garage in a matter of… what? Probably fewer years than you might think.
are they going to do, confiscate your you-drive vehicle? It’ll never happen. And that means you’ll have room to move! Space on the highway. No left-lane bandits. No cell-phone-induced lane meanderings. No texting-induced coma when the light turns green. Just nice, predictable forward progress… that you’ll be able to maneuver through to your heart’s content.
Although there do seem to be a few small issues. An op-ed piece ran in the Wall Street Journal a short while ago. It carried the headline “Punch the Accelerator on Self-Driving Cars” and added a subhead that read “The technology exists to save millions of lives. So why are regulators hitting the brakes?”
— Less crowding! Here’s a tip to file away. When the selfdrive time comes, be sure to take the alternate way. All the way. All the time.
Reading on, one finds out that the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA,) the Department of Transportation’s regulatory arm, calls it “a scary concept for the public.”
Fine! Let it! Because you can go the back way! Go the long way! Go the wrong way! Hooray! Because you’ll have the road to yourself!
The piece generated a slew of letters. One said “If selfdriving cars can provide all the advantages claimed as being unique to public transit, wouldn’t that pose a threat to the progressives’ vision of a car-free future?” According to the author, it seems the Administration prefers walking, bicycles, streetcars and light rail. Then there’s that ugly liability issue. If something goes wrong, or an accident happens, who does one sue? The user? The manufacturer? The op/ed authors are crusaders. They excoriate NHTSA with bulleted arguments like “Millions of lives saved” and “Enriched lives for the disabled and the elderly” and “Less wasted time” and “Revitalized cities.” Great stuff. A lot of love, peace and happiness here. But they’re missing the point. Our point. You see, we too have a point. A big one, which is not to be taken lightly. We should also weigh in on this urgent public debate. Express our opinion. Join the ranks and say, hell yes, bring ’em on. Why? Heres’ why. — Less crowding! Think about it. Visualize every car tootling along in lockstep. Front to back, front to back. Motoring effortlessly and efficiently. It’s a beautiful thing to behold.
Think about it; the computer will compute the shortest way to your destination, the most direct and the most fuel-efficient.
— Less crowding! Because these robo-vehicles will probably drop off their passengers and purr on to some storage barn somewhere, to be fueled or charged or pressurized or whatever their propulsion systems will require…and then wait patiently for you to summon them for use… and you’ll have curbside parking all to yourself. Such a deal! Of course, the day will come when you’ll have to give in and get one of these self-drive conveyances. If only because there will come a time when you won’t be able to buy anything else. What to do? — Youtube! Think in-car videos on your tablet. Pick the car. Pick the track. Pick the year. And, yes, pick the Porsche. — Youtube! Just crank it up. Add one of those Jambox bluetooth speakers and let fly. Nobody’s going to knock on your door and say, honey, please turn it down. Because, to the outside world, you’ll look like everyone else, placidly motoring along in your own hermetically sealed cocoon. — Youtube! And when you get bored with racing videos, you can watch racing videos with a storyline, like Grand Prix and Le Mans and Senna and Rush. So, friends, join the campaign! Let’s rock this issue! Write your local legislator! And do it today! Self-drive. The way to go. Bring it on.
Especially so because you’ll still have your Porsche! What
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Feature Story Delivery of a New Baby.....picking up a Porsche Cayenne in Germany story and photos by Dennis Lyons In the early days of the fledgling company that became Frankfort airport, we caught the next high speed train
to Leipzig. In Leipzig we signed into one of the hotels recommended by our contact at Porsche. It was an easy walk along cobblestones streets in “old town” to our hotel. Fortunately for us our Cayenne delivery date got moved back a couple of days giving us extra time to explore Leipzig. We took the next two days to explore a marvelous outdoor market only a block from our Later in the 1960s and until near the end of the century, hotel; we also spent many hours in nearby churches, many civilians combined vacations and trips to various other historical building, monuments, and parks. At car factories in Europe to take advantage of lower prices the appointed hour on the 21st we were picked up at at the factory and the lower import duties of bringing the hotel in a new Cayenne for our ride to the Porsche a “used” car into the States (provided you drove a factory: our Cayenne was ready! certain number of miles before The tree lined drive into the you shipped it home). Usually Porsche Leipzig facility is you got to see you car being quiet impressive and set the made and you got a brand tone for the entire experience. new Porsche to drive around Looking past the trees on Europe. As Leibniz would say, either side were new Porsches this was the best of all possible parked along the route from sports cars worlds. (Die beste about half way to the beautiful aller moglichen Welten) But, “upside down” Event Center. alas, US laws changed and, There must have been a although you can still pick hundred new Porsches parked up a new Porsche at one of along the route. After arriving the new highly automated at the reception lobby, we were factories, you won’t be saving taken to a waiting area where a lot of money. However there are many other off-setting reasons for making the trip we could see the factory test track outside; a marketing and receiving your Porsche at the factory, even today, representative was waiting for us and wasted no time as you will learn from Dennis and Susan Lyons’ story explaining our schedule. Soon our “instructor” John below. Dennis and Susan are CCCR members, who Black appeared and took us out to the test track in a have a home in San Miguel, decided to follow up on waiting Panamera. Since the main track is closed to an old friend’s invitation to visit him in Germany. And everyone except the 918 for the week we were there, since they would be in Germany anyway, why not pick we were given a ‘taxi ride’ on a portion of the track up a new 2014 Cayenne at the factory in Leipzig? This not being used by the 918. Hard to believe a drifting is their tale of buying and driving a 2014 Cayenne in Panamera, but I can attest that it does that very well! Germany. Next was a tour of the assembly lines of the Panamera & Cayenne. We got a private tour of the plant and it In August 2013, the flight to Germany left from Fresno about 6 a.m., with a layover at the Dallas Ft- was great, but we were told that we couldn’t go through Worth airport before the next leg of a 10 hour flight some special doors. This was the assembly area for to Frankfort. At the under ground railroad station at
Porsche AG, it was common for American GI’s stationed in Occupied German to order a shiny 356 Porsche at the PX, and then go to the makeshift factory in Barvaria, Germany, and pick up their new car as it came off the assembly line. Many Porsches made their way back to the United States, courtesy of Uncle Sam Shipping.
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the new Macan and hadn’t been released to the public yet. Our tour guide returned us to the Center for lunch overlooking the track. After lunch we had some time to go upstairs to see the display of variety of old and new Porsches.
We’d been told to meet our instructor at the first floor
lounge at a specific time, so we were waiting when John returned for us. We walked outside past the 918 on our way to new test Cayenne. John took us to the “Off Road” track where he demonstrated the capabilities of the Cayenne off road; up, down and around a 35-degree incline, through 18” of standing water, and through sand. Then we stopped and I got to do all of those same maneuvers. Susan declined the test drive, saying she wasn’t expecting to do any offroading. When we finished the off-road fun, we went back to the Event Center, retrieved our luggage, and went to view OUR new Cayenne in the customer delivery area. For each new Porsche ready for buyer acceptance, has its own private ‘garage,’ with table & chairs and all the manuals laid out. John went over all the Cayenne’s controls and answered all our questions for the operation of the car. We signed all the paperwork, John opened the area door, and we drove our Cayenne back to the public roads. We had been treated so well by everyone at the Event Center, we were almost reluctant to leave, but we were ready to put some miles on the Cayenne. Now it was time for the Autobahn! With 27 km. showing on the Cayenne’s odometer, we entered the A14 heading for Dresden.
Germany. The autobahns located in the former East Germany are generally in great shape since many are new since the reunification. Dresden is where the Nikolaikirche is located. Regular peace prayer vigils were held in this church during the Cold War as the population was waiting for the East German government to collapse. Stasi (East German secret police) former headquarters is just blocks away. Dresden has one of the foremost opera houses in Germany, the largest square in all of Germany, the home to the internationally renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra and it is definitely a city worth exploring. Dresden has rebuilt and risen from the near total destruction in February 1945 from Allied bombers into a beautiful city. We followed the navigation system and GPS in the car to our hotel in Dresden (although I think I could have chosen a more direct route from a paper map).
Prior to our trip, I’d spent a couple of hours a day for several months trying to learn some German. (I should have spent at least a year.) We did not carry a ‘dictionary’ and all the plaques and museum displays were in German so we referred to the books we’d brought to figure out what we were looking at. I had put Dresden on our itinerary in order to visit the Volkswagen “Transparent Factory”. I found it fascinating. I thought that I would be interested in seeing only the automobile and aircraft museums and factories while planning this trip, but we immersed ourselves in Dresden’s rich history and culture and that was what Susan and I enjoyed so much The people rebuilt their historical buildings with almost all the work done after the 1990 reunification. The story of the resurrection of the Frauenkirche is itself a truly amazing story. After our day and a half in Dresdan we got back on the A14 and headed for the small town of Mödlareuth. The town had been divided down the middle—part in West Germany and part in Communist sector—at the end of World War II. Modlareuth today has a preserved section of that infamous wall on display as part of the Deutsches Museum. It is complete with wire fences, high walls, a “no-man’s land,” guard Leipzig & Dresden are located in the former East towers, machine gun bunkers, dog runs, etc. It is worth The Coastalaire
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a trip to this unique display to see a living part of history.
travelled on the unrestricted autobahn at a comfortable speed of 95 mph. The downside of traveling at this speed was the miles per gallon: at $7.75 a gallon, a fillup for the Cayenne was $150.
We eventually left the Autobahn and took to smaller The drive to Sinsheim and more scenic roads of rural Germany. The roads was in a series were quite narrow by our standards, without shoulders of rain showers. or anyplace to pull over for miles sometimes. We The museums at drove west through the countryside enjoying the ride Sinsheim and Speyer and views along the way. Occasionally we’d stop to are two connected reference our map since the GPS was occasionally museums. Each taking us somewhere that didn’t make sense. The museum is full of Cayenne is a big car for rural roads in Germany. These cars, trains, airplanes, roads now would be perfect if we were driving a 911, farm equipment but we were thoroughly enjoying driving country roads and IMAX movie thaters. The race car and Porsche in our new Cayenne. The rolling green countryside collections are at Speyer (southwest of Heidelberg). with the trees and hills reminded me of driving through After checking into a hotel, we went to a local brew central Wisconsin in the summer. house (the local restaurants were full). This was the only time I had bratwurst and beer during the month we As we drove through the mountains and forests to spent in Germany These “Tecnik” museum exhibits are Fulda, enjoying the ride and the view, we kept a look overwhelming in the quality and quantity. out for signs to the Wasserkupee. I had wanted to stop The next day we headed for Ansbach to stop for the at the museum at the Wassekrupee where airplane night—on our way to Ingolstadt. Cruising along the gliding started in 1918. In Fulda we found our hotel and autobahn we saw cars makes from every country in next day we paid a visit to the Segelflugmuseum at the Europe: VW, Skoda, Citroen, Peugeot, Mercedes, Wasserkupee and watched the gliders flying off a grassy Audi, Porsches,etc., etc. Audi and VW small station mountain. Gliders have been flying in competitions on wagons are big favorites, which seem to be sold by the this mountain since 1920. The Segelflugmuseum is thousands. We were passed on the autobahn by Audi part of the national museum structure and houses record station wagons more than any other car. A couple of setting gliders and sailplanes since the sport began. times we’d be cruising at 95mph, passing slower Germany was prohibited from building and flying most traffic, look in the mirror to see a 911 closing fast, then motorized aircraft after the WW I and by the terms of disappearing just as quickly in front of us. The Audi the Treaty of Paris in 1919. plant and museum in Ingolstadt was easy to find and featured a very good museum near the main assembly Leaving the Fulda area and onto mountain roads, we plant. Later, we rejoined the autobahn headed for finally got back on the autobahn (E45, E41) and drove Munich and more museums. south through Wurzburg and to Sinsheim. The autobahn does not follow the terrain down into the valleys but I tried to enter the name of the museum, Flugwerft crosses many of the valleys on bridges (some very high Schleißheim, into the GPS. That got us nowhere. So, and long) flowing through the countryside. The reason off we went trying different things and getting off the for this is that these highways were built to be available autobahn; sometimes driving in the wrong direction. as alternative runways for the Luftwaffe in times We tried the tried and true method: we stopped at a of war. Some of the autobahns do have speed limits service station and got lucky: the owner spoke perfect and they are shown on signs either overhead (usually English. He directed us in the right direction so we lighted) or on the side of the road. There is also a sign could make it to the museum with time to see it before for “unlimited speed.” One of the rules of driving on they closed. We were now about 15 km. north of these great roads is that the left lane is for passing, not Munich. I’d only been in the museum a few minutes driving. Very rarely would we see anyone driving in before I recognized an a very special airplane. I was the left lane unless passing another vehicle. We often the last person to fly this particular airplane in the U.S. The Coastalaire
Feature Story modern small hotel on the west side of Munich. The joy and pain of modern technology! We arrived in Munich just in time to see the Glcokenspiel play on the Rathaus before it was sent to Germany. The owner had flown it (Munich city hall). We walked all around this historic for a short time before he had an accident on the airport district of Munich until we were both tired. This hotel and donated it to the museum. I got to see results of was on the outskirts of town but the proved fortunate our work to make this airplane safe for flying: it looked because the morning we were only a few blocks from beautiful hanging from the ceiling of the Flugwerft the entrance to the E54 autobahn heading west. Schleißheim. As one autobahn merged into another we sailed along, Leaving the museum we connected with a healthy WI- enjoying our ride through the lovely countryside. FI signal and found a hotel nearby. After breakfast the Off the autobahn and through Ravensburg, a city next morning I inquired about getting to the Deutsches that was heavily bombed in August 1942 where the Museum in Munich. We were advised to take the local Messerschmitt factory was located. We saw no obvious train. Navigating the few blocks from the train station trace of that destruction remaining today. We were to the museum was much easier on foot than trying headed to Mengen and to the airport to meet with our to park our Cayenne. After lunch we took the train friends that had invited us to Germany nearly two back to retrieve our car and since I had already booked years earlier. We enjoyed a lunch watching the airfield a room near Berchtesgaden we drove on one of the activities and later dined in a very old building that had busy perimeter roads where we got to see a McLaren once been a tannery. I learned during my Army flight weaving its way through the heavy stop and go traffic school days to never try to keep up with a German between stoplights. Light rain fell as we cruised two drinking. I felt fine the next day but, not so for a couple lane mountain roads to Berchtesgaden where we toured of the Germans at the table that night. Hitler’s “Eagles Nest,” and then on to Köingssee. Even in the rain the countryside was a beautiful place with The next day we drove to see the Dornier museum grassy meadows, alpine houses, and mountains that outside Friedrichshafen. There, we sat watching a disappeared into the clouds. The Cayenne handled these Zeppelin landing across the runway from our vantage twisty, sometimes narrow mountain roads as smoothly point. As we drove into town we drove past the large ZF as it had the expanses of the autobahn. Again, the only transmission plant. By now we’d had enough experience problem was parking this big car on the narrow streets. with the roads and how the off ramps appeared and The rear view camera was very useful for parking on disappeared that I was very glad I had learned to watch narrow byways and squeezing into parking lots that for exits from driving in the less populated areas early seemed designed for Smart cars.. The next morning in our travels. Our German friends made reservations we drove the short distance to Salzburg before heading for us at a nice hotel in Immenstaad on the Bodensee back to Munich. (Lake Constance). From this “base” we made a day trip to see the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein (the The only long stretch of autobahn where there were inspiration for Disney’s Snow White’s Castle) built by continuous speed limits was between Salzburg and the Bavarian King Ludwig (1869-1886) and Schloss Munich. This was obviously a very heavily traveled Hohenschwangau, from the 12th century. One day we route as the road reminded me of I-5 before its cruised to the resurfacing. Since Starbucks in Europe always had WIBlack Forest FI, I had written down the locations of the Starbucks in and to the land Munich and was now in search of one as far away from of the Cuckoo the city center as possible. After finding the Starbuck clocks. Again we now had to find a parking place. Several blocks the Cayenne away we found a spot, found the parking pay station, smoothly got the tag and put it on the dash hoping I’d bought handled both enough time to get to the Starbucks, find a room for the twisty the night and return before the time stamped on the tag. mountain The GPS guided us through the maze of streets to a nice roads as well Euro Delivery continued
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as the country roads that took us through Freiburg where we stopped to see another, quite different, cathedral. Our other day trip was to see the Rhinefalls. This is where the outflow from the Bodensee goes over waterfalls and becomes the Rhine. This is the German version of our Niagara Falls. With only a few days left now before the end of our trip we headed for Stuttgart. Before getting to Stuttgart we took the E52 to the East and Kirchheim am Teck. The airfield south of Kirchheim is Hahnweide and the Oldtimer Fliegertreffn (antique airplane fly in). These few days here with our friends was the original reason for the trip to Germany. After the flying activities a new friend, Mr. Dieter Bohem, arranged for us to visit the SchempHirth glider (or sailplane) manufacturing plant. We were given a guided tour of the fabrication and assembly buildings where some of the most graceful aircraft in the world are produced. While the gliders are much slower and not as quick as a sports car, the level of engineering expertise is very similar. After leaving our friend in Kirchheim we drove to a small town outside Stuttgart. While in the Stuttgart area we visited both the Mercedes and Porsche museums. The Mercedes museum was much the larger of the two and featured the entire history of Mercedes Benz. The Porsche museum answered many old questions I had had pondered about Porsche cars and engines for years. I could stand and examine the “exploded view” of the flat 12 from the 917 for a long time.
Now it was to time to ship the Cayenne back to California and the Porsche people were superb: they arranged everything and Susan and I were left finish up touring. The following morning we were scheduled for a tour of the Stuttgart plant. We saw the engine assembly area before continuing to the main assembly building where we watched the 911s being assembled. Before a car is built it has been ordered either by an individual or allocated to a dealer. Each of the parts for both the engine and body of the car are matched and followed as they go from arriving at the plant until the car is finished and driven away. After the tour I walked around our car with a representative from Porsche and noted that the car was not scratched or damaged in any way. Once they were happy and papers signed we left the factory in a cab to the Haptbahnhof and the train to Frankfurt. Our flight to the U.S. was the next day. We had driven the Cayenne 3588 km. (less the 27 km that was on the car when we picked it up) and most were in Germany during the three weeks stay. Eight weeks after we left the car in Porsche’s hands in Stuttgart, Niello Porsche in Rocklin, California, phoned to say that our car was ready to be picked up. As of 1 April 2014 our Cayenne has slightly over 10,000 miles on the odometer. The Cayenne was a joy to drive in Germany and likewise here in the United States. We are looking forward to putting another 90,000 miles on it before we take another trip to Germany for our next Porsche in 2024.
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CCCR-PCA Board Meeting Minutes March 5, 2014 Meeting was called to order 6:35 pm
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In Attendance: Bruce Bero, Sanja Brewer, Jim Collins, Ken Finney, Chuck Jennings, Joe Korpiel, Eric Ruzius, Chuck Stevenson, Gary Thies, Andy Winterbottom and Guest Member Dr. Joe Kuntz
Andy is donating Free Concert tickets to SLO Opera event “Salome” Chamber Orchestra on Thursday, March 13 at Vina
Dr. Joe Kuntz came to present a possible fundraising event for a hospital in Mexico. We could possibly do a rallye through the Central Coast on the way to the Warbirds Museum. The club will consider this fundrising event when we receive more information. Absent: Rich Halvorson February minutes were approved by Joe Korpiel and seconded by Gary Thies. Historian : No report Treasurer: We ended the month with $ 5,050.31 in our bank account. Our 2013 4th quarter payment from national was $899.00. Treasurer’s report was approved by Andy and seconded by Joe. Membership : This month we have 304 Primary Members, 221 Affiliate Members and 525 Total Members. Joe sent welcome letters to 5 New Members Joe also dropped off new member applications to SGS and The TIre Store. Membership report was approved by Andy and seconded by Ken. Safety: Gary is requesting insurance for Parkfield. Driving: Tom Dobyns is our chief instructor for the Autocross Academy. We are expecting 30 people to sign up for the Autocross Academy. Members can sign up for the Autocross Academy and Autocross event at Motorsport Reg. For the Autocross Academy the classroom session will be held from 8-9:30 at the Jet Center prior to getting on the course to do slalom turns and braking. We will consider whether or not CCCR should put on the “Driving Safety Class” (defensive driving) in 2015. Also mentioned was, if we should use Don Peters to put on a “Tech Session” combined with Wine Tasting. No resolution was made on either of these suggestions. Activities: Jim Collins passed out the events calendar for the year. Jim and Chuck Stevenson will plan a 2015 events calendar by the end of this year. Vice President: The Loading Chute breakfast location is loosing its popularity. The food and cost were not favorable. Our May
Robles Winery at 6:30pm. If you are interested, please RSVP by March 10 to 541-5369. Pomar Junction event on September, 6 has a limit of 25 people. We have not yet determined the fee for this event. President: Chuck Jennings passed out Survey Monkey results on how to continue with distributing Coastalaire to the membership. • • • •
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The “go-forward” proposal was to, among other possibilities, invite Colorcraft in to present their “solution” for our hard copy printing of the Coastalaire and solicit their bid for cost and timing. The other resolve was to support our advertisers/sponsors by including their logo and name as often as possible using banners, billboards, t-shirts, hats or whatever means of display. The motion below was made by Chuck Jennings and seconded by Chuck Stevenson; For the remainder of 2014, we should hard-copy print the April, June, August and November issues of the Coastalaire. We should bring up the digital version of the Coastalaire on our CCCR website ASAP and also email the Coastalaire each(every) month to the membership. We should notify each Advertiser of the upcoming changes to distribution of the Coastalaire and take their feedback and of course make financial adjustments if they request credit for their advertisements that do not appear in the printCoastalaire if the Advertisers are dissatisfied with the impact of the digital-Coastalaire. The vote by the quorum of members was 5 for and 2 against Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm Respectfully submitted by: Sanja Brewer
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