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*** Greetings from the Southland Southern Chapter Random Turn Rally - Aug 23 Sunriver Festival of Cars Cascade Region Elections Upcoming No California drive Cascade Region Badges Mystery Car

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John Thompson 4524 Paddock Dr Eugene, Oregon 97405 (541) 342-5446

Jim Scheffel 651 South Obenchain Rd Eagle Point, Oregon 97524 (541) 830-3855

Dan Stubblefield 1111 Highwood Drive Ashland, Oregon 97520 (541) 482-6200




Doug Stone 260 Princeville Drive Eagle Point, Oregon 97524 (541) 770-3366

Cokie Hamann 415 Crystal Spring Road Grants Pass, Oregon 97527 (541)471-9215 before 8pm

Dan Stubblefield 1111 Highwood Drive Ashland, Oregon 97520 (541) 482-6200




Dave Duarte 5480 Adams Rd Talent, OR 97540 (541) 535-5061

Mike McMahan 818 Summit Blvd Springfield, OR 97477 (541)747-0318

John Le Bel 4636 Eagle Trace Drive Medford, OR 97504 (541) 779-9155

Auspuff is the German word for auto exhaust. der Auspuff is the official publication of the Cascade Region, Porsche Club of America. Submissions or inquiries regarding advertising should be sent to the editor listed above. Send address changes to Dan Stubblefield using the contact information listed above. Commercial advertising rates/issue: full page $52.00 half page $26.00 business card size $9.45 Other sizes available. All ads are to be prepaid.

Cover-- - One of several awesome cars at this year’s Sunriver Festival of cars - photo by Dave Duarte Photos in this issue have been contributed by Porsche AG, Ole Blennov, Dave Hamann, Robert Van Heuit, Dave Duarte, Bob King, John and Kathy Le Bel .

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Greetings from the Southland By: Dave Hamann

We had a great event down here last month. The King’s and Kohn’s combined for a Random Turn Rally and BBQ. What a blast! and I’m not just saying that because Cokie and I tied the Van Heuit’s for first place. Bob and Anne King had us all over the valley on the tour and then the destination was Bill & Carolyn Kohn’s beautiful home on the Rogue River where we enjoyed a tri tip BBQ. It really was a fun day! Next up is the Van Heuit’s Photo Rally on 9/13. Then it’s off to Northern California on 10/4 with Dave Duarte leading the way. Good times! That will be all we had planned for events for the year. I know in Nov when the weather is generally crisp and cool, I always get the urge for one last run before Winter. If anyone has an idea for a fun day trip for November, let us know. The end of the year is Election time again. If you’d like to run for one of the Board offices, let Dave Duarte know so we can get your name on the ballot. We’ll have the ballot on the website this year and do all the voting electronically. I guess that’s it for now. Please come out and support the events your fellow members have worked so hard on for you. They do the work so you all can have a fun day. Let them know you appreciate it. Hope to see you there! Dave Aug / Sept - 5

So Chapter - Random Turn Rally By: Bob and Anne King

Hard to believe that a rally that consists of 94.2 miles with 16 random turns and loads of special instructions can have two teams that got the mileage exactly correct. We started out in Medford and headed southwest through Jacksonville and out through the Applegate Valley winding our way towards Grants Pass. We all had a great lunch hosted by Carolyn and Bill Kohn. Their home overlooking the Rogue River was a perfect setting for the 36 Porsche nuts who willingly undertook this adventure. Tied for first place were the teams of Bob and Marilyn Van Heuit and Dave and Cokie Ha-

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mann; each team won gift certificates to local restaurants. Third place went to Duane and Fran Marshall, who were only .3 of a mile off; they were awarded a gift certificate to Starbucks. Winners of the drawing for a bottle of wine were Duane and Laurel Merkel. This

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event brought out lots of laughs, funny stories and forgotten math skills. Judging by the sweat, eraser dust and pleas for help, the math part of this event might have been the most challenging part of the whole day.

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SUNRIVER FESTIVAL OF CARS 2008 By: Dave Duarte This year’s auto show was held on Meadows Golf Course driving range located directly behind the Sunriver Resort Lodge at Sunriver Resort , 15 miles south of Bend, Oregon. The event has taken place during the past 12year history at the Village Market Mall and this was the first year it was held at the Sunriver Resort golf course. It was a spectacular setting and a virtually unlimited capacity for participants and spectators. Over 200 enthusiast cars of all makes and vintages participated at this fantastic event. Of particular interest were the Enzo Ferrari, owned and driven by world renown auto dealer Ron Tonkin of Portland, several Lamborghini Murcielago’s, a unique McLaren F1, and a Carrera GT. There were Porsches of every vintage, including several new GT3RS’s . Carrera Motors had intended to unveil and introduce the new 2009 Porsche 997 but the demo car did not arrive in transport in time for the show. Spectators were able to relax in the hospitality tent and listen to the Festival’s live music as well as check out the many vendor displays, featuring many automotive concepts as well as many nonAug / Sept - 9

automotive concepts that fit the car entusiast’s lifestyle. Master of Ceremonies, Keith Martin, publisher of SPORTS CAR MARKET and television automotive dignitary, kept the show lively throughout the day and showcased each model in a select parade of cars where he interviewed each owner as he drove through a showcased area. Best of Show award went to Ron Tonkin for his Enzo Ferrari. This event actually lasts from Friday through Sunday with the main auto show on Saturday sandwiched between a Friday night welcome reception, a Saturday evening Festival Banquet at Sunriver Resort, and Sunday breakfast at Caldera Springs Lake House, participation in the Sunday Dash, a Aug / Sept - 10

two hour romp through the Central Oregon countryside on interesting, lightly traveled roads. And after the Dash, the event culminates with a BBQ/picnic at a scenic outdoor location. So put this event on your September 2009 calendar as a MUST DO event !

Cascade Region Elections It’s that time again and you lucky people won’t have to wait until November 4th to vote! Nominations are now open for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer for 2009. If you want to nominate someone or toss your own hat in the ring for one of these offices, please contact our current Secretary, Dave Duarte at or 541-535-5061 to add a name to the ballot. Aug / Sept - 11

Northern California Drive - Oct 4th This last event of the year for the Southern Chapter is a day drive on the scenic back roads of Northern California. Meet at 9:30 AM Medford Barnes & Noble - 1400 Biddle Road From Medford we will be heading down I5 to the Highway 96 exit where we will follow the Klamath River Road west to Steelhead. At Steelhead we will head south along the Scott River to our picnic spot at Jones Beach. Please bring a picnic lunch and whatever you care to drink as there is nothing available for purchase at the picnic spot. After lunch we will work our way back to I5 via Fort Jones and Yreka. This is an exceptionally scenic drive on roads made for Porsches. We last ran this drive in 2001 and it stands out as one of the best drives the club has ever taken. Dave Duarte

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CASCADE REGION BADGES Several folks have asked about club badges. Well here they are! The badges come with a magnetic clasp and cost $8 each, which will include shipping to the buyer. Have checks made out to Dave Hamann. Don’t worry, yours will have your name on it! (541)471-9215 before 8pm

893 Beatty Street * Medford, OR 97501 * (541) 776776-2922 Everything from routine, scheduled maintenance and repair as well as complete overhauls, upgrades and custom modifications 20 years experience with Porsche and all makes of exotic and collectable cars Get great quality service locally without the dealer price Aug / Sept - 13

Can you identify this month’s car? This foreign two seater was built between 1952 - 1956. It had a 2600cc four cylinder of 90 to 110 hp. The model number of the car came from its being able to break that number of miles per hour. Later, a slightly larger model with a 6 cylinder was introduced and was in production until 1967. We need the name and model of the car. Email or call Ole before October 25th with your answer NIMBUS@CHARTER.NET or 541-472-1537

And from last month, the answer is ‌. Lotus Elite John Crisalli & Bill Lucas had the correct answer. Well done folks!

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Address Service Requested

Dan Stubblefield Cascade Region, PCA 1111 Highwood Drive Ashland, OR 97520