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IN THIS ISSUE EDITOR Angela Manente gpeditor@az.pca.org CONTRIBUTORS Rick Althouse Richard Andrade Danielle Badler Jean-Pierre Brietta Carole Bultema James Bultema Cynthia Giacchetti Frank Grimmelmann Bruce Herrington Kim Kemper Jan Mackulak Dennis Rood Steve Sapareto Toby Willits Richard Wyatt Rook Younger

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FEATURES

15.............. Meet A Member- Jean-Pierre Brietta 17.............. Autocross #5 Results 19.............. Meet A Member - Toby Willits 20.............. The 1998 - 2000 Argentinean MILLE MIGLIA – A Porsche 928 on the Roads of the Andes 25............... Taking a Great Newsletter Cover Worthy Photo! 30.............. Drive to Bartlett Lake 32............... Book Reviews for Porschephiles 33.............. I’m Feeling Automotively Schizophrenic

NEWS & EVENTS

4............... 2020 Calendar of Events 6............... Scenic Drive: Usery Pass, Salt River, Saguaro Lake to Fountain Hills 8............... Wickenburg Sunday Drive and Brunch 9............... 6th Annual Valentine’s Date Night 10.............. Porsches and Pancakes 11.............. Off-Road Tour II Over Four Peaks 12............... Brunch’ a Little 15.............. Concours in the Hills 16.............. Autocross 16.............. Driver Education 18.............. Treffen at the Broadmoor 28.............. Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 29.............. California Dreamin’ A Porsche Collection 35.............. 65th Porsche Parade - Palm Springs

IN EVERY ISSUE

ON THE COVER Legends of Speed - 1973 Porsche 917/30 Photographer: Mark Baker

5.............. President’s Corner 7.............. From the Editor 26.............. New Members 26.............. How to Order Name Badges 27.............. Members’ Anniversaries 28.............. Social Media 34.............. Sponsor Index 36.............. Arizona Region Board 36.............. Executive Appointees 37.............. Goodie Store 37.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 38.............. Sponsorship Program

AZ.PCA.ORG Going Places is the official publication of the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region and is published electronically

monthly.

Written contributions and photographs are welcomed and can be emailed to the editor. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region, its officers or members. Permission is granted to reprint any material herein provided full credit is given to the author and to Going Places. PORSCHE®, the Porsche Crest®, CARRERA®, and TARGA® are trademarks of Porsche AG. The editor shall reserve the right to edit and publish only those articles felt to be in the best interest of the members of the Porsche Club of America. THE DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES AND ADVERTISEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION IS THE 15TH OF THE MONTH PRIOR TO THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION. Commercial advertising rates can be found in the back of this publication.

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2020 C ALENDAR OF EVENTS Editor’s Note: The date, times and details of AZPCA events may change at anytime. CLICK HERE AZ.PCA.ORG to check the website for the latest event information. FEBRUARY 2020 1 5 8 9 13 15 15 17 22

Sa We Sa Su Th Sa Sa Mo Sa

MARCH 2020 4 7 14 15 16 28

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We Sa Sa Su Mo Sa

APRIL 2020

Scenic Drive to Fountain Hills 1 Monthly Membership Meeting 4 Concours in the Hills, Fountain Hills 5 Wickenburg Sunday Drive and Brunch 11 6th Annual Valentine’s Date Night 15 Porsches and Pancakes 18 Going Places Deadline (March 2020) 20 Board of Directors Meeting 25 Autocross AMP Skidpad

We Sa Su Sa We Sa Mo Sa

MAY 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting Regional Board of Directors Meeting Sedona Driving Tour Going Places Deadline (April 2020) Board of Directors Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad

2 6 15

Sa We Fr

JUNE 2020 3 We 15 Mo 12-14 Fr-Su

Monthly Membership Meeting Drivers Ed Wild Horse Pass Off-Road Tour to Four Peaks Porsches and Pancakes Going Places Deadline (May 2020) Autocross AMP Skidpad Board of Directors Meeting New Members’ Day

Drivers Ed - Location -TBD Monthly Membership Meeting Going Places Deadline (June 2020)

Monthly Membership Meeting Going Places Deadline (July 2020) Alpine Tour XX


President’s Corner S t eve

Sap are t o

My Other Cars are Porsches... Volunteers needed!!!!

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ou have probably noticed there is no membership meeting for February. This is primarily due to not having someone to organize our meetings. Mark Baker has been doing this for several years and now has asked to step down. We need someone to fill his shoes! While it is not a lot of work, I am a bit overwhelmed and not able to take on all of the jobs that are vacant. Our Sponsorship Chair, Moe Scharhon, has also been doing this for a while and would like to step down. Please consider volunteering to fill one of our vacant positions, listed here in order of urgency. We need a membership meeting organizer, a Sponsorship Chair and a Phoenix Flight Chair. The meeting organizer helps to identify locations for our meetings and makes arrangements with the restaurants, sponsors, etc. for the meeting and sees that it gets on our region calendar by notifying our webmaster and newsletter editor. The Sponsorship Chair helps to develop the sponsorship package we offer, identifies and contacts potential new sponsors for our Going Places Newsletter, sees that our current sponsors are satisfied with our efforts and makes sure that the sponsors are invoiced and make their payment to our treasurer. Phoenix Flight Chair coordinates the efforts of the volunteers to hold our annual event (the reception, the Concours and Banquet). He/she coordinates a team of volunteers who perform the jobs necessary such as registration, parking, Concour judging, trophies, etc. As I have said many times, these volunteer positions are essential for our club to function. The jobs are not hard and are very rewarding both in terms of pride you get for helping us have such a strong and active region and with the relationships you develop in interacting with the club. Please help us! You probably also notice that besides the new hat, my beard has gotten whiter (from this job!). ‘Nuff said. Drive safely!

Attention AZPCA Members! Please let our sponsors know you are a member of the Arizona Porsche club and that you appreciate their support.

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Scenic Drive: Usery Pass, Salt River, Saguaro Lake to Fountain Hills Saturday, February 1, 2020 This drive begins in Scottsdale and makes its way to the hills bordering the East Valley, passing by Usery Mountain Regional Park and onto Bush Hwy, where views of the cliffs flanking the Salt River are exquisite. We’ll pass by Saguaro Lake on the way to Fountain Hills where our drive will end at Arrivederci Cucina Italiana for a great Italian lunch, overlooking the lake and famous fountain.

A scenic drive through Sonoran Desert hills, with lunch at the alwaysexcellent Arrivederci restaurant. A great way to spend a day with your Porsche and friends in the PCA. Go to the event page on the AZPCA website for details — http://az.pca.org/event/scenic-driveusery-pass-salt-river-saguaro-lake-tofountain-hills/ | 6 |


From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

M a n e n t e

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ere it is February already. Some of our February events have already sold out! I also heard Treffen at the Broadmoor in Colorado sold out within an hour of registration opening! They do have a waiting list. Just a reminder that PCA’s 65th Parade in Palm Springs registration opens on January 28th. Check our web calendar and sign up for our region events before it’s too late! I am still trying to locate the photographer that uploaded the Flight 42 picture on our website, that I used on the January cover of Going Places. It is a truly a cover worthy photo and if I want to enter it in the 2020 PCA newsletter contest it would be great for that person to get the kudos. If you took the photo, please send me an email at: amanente42@gmail.com This month we are going to award two winners for the Writer’s Monthly Award for the February issue of Going Places. The winners are: Rick Althouse for “Autocross #5 Results” and Richard Andrade for “The 1998 - 2000

Argentinean MILLE MIGLIA – A Porsche 928 on the Roads of the Andes.” They will each receive a $30. credit on Motorsportreg, which is good for one year to use on any AZPCA activity.

We have a lot of members and need help to fill some vital open positions; membership meeting organizer, Sponsorship Chair and Phoenix Flight Chair. Please consider stepping up!

Angela

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Wickenburg Sunday Drive and Brunch Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Our annual drive to Wickenburg for the fabulous buffet lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros. WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2020 Meet at 9:00 a.m.; depart at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Meet at the Coffee Plantation at Shea Blvd & 74th St. Scottsdale WHAT: A leisurely desert drive and buffet luncheon at the Rancho de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, AZ. Buffet lunch will include desserts (to die for!) iced tea or hot tea, lemonade, or coffee. COST: $25.00 per adult; $12.50 per child RSVP: REQUIRED no later the February 6th. Sign up via MotorsportReg using the link below:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wickenburg-sunday-drive-brunch-rancho-de-los-caballeros-pca-arizona-655966

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AZPCA Cordially invites you to our 6th Annual

Valentine’s Date Night February 13th 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Arizona Culinary Institute 10585 N 114th Street Scottsdale, AZ

Sold Out Menu

Amuse’ Vol au Vent tomato jam, bacon, balsamic Appetizer Caesar Salad fresh romaine lettuce tossed with tequila lime dressing Reggiano parmesan, toasted crouton Choice of one Entrée Grilled Filet Mignon sopressata potatoes pave, broccoli with cheddar mornay demi-glace Wild Alaskan Salmon haricot vert bundle, ratatouille beggar’s purse, bell pepper emulsion ACI fresh baked bread Dessert Individual sampler plates featuring an assortment of duJour’s famous desserts Coffee and Iced Tea Included Cash Bar - Cash or Credit cards will be accepted for Soft Drinks and Alcoholic beverages

Cost: $38. per person (includes tax and gratuity) Limited to 50 guests!

Please dress for a special “date night occasion” including wearing something red or with red as a part of your attire. Any special dietary requirements, contact Cynthia Giacchetti at cyns986@yahoo.com RSVP at: www.motorsportreg.com/events/valentines-date-night-at-az-culinary-institute-arizona-pca-841886

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

February Membership Meeting Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

The February Monthly Membership Meeting is being canceled! Why? Because we currently do not have a Monthly Meeting Coordinator... Please consider volunteering to fill this open position! Porsches and Pancakes Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. U.S. Egg 3238 N Scottsdale Road, Old Town Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ 85251 They can seat up to 45 people for breakfast. Choose off the menu and pay the cashier - no pre-pay Registeration ends February 12th - Sign up on Motorsport Reg at: www.motorsportreg.com/events/porsches-n-pancakes-at-u-s-egg-pca-arizona-774576

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Off-Road Tour II Over Four Peaks Sunday, April 5, 2020

Join us in your Cayenne or Macan (or other 4-wheel drive vehicle) for a longer off road tour than our first off-road event, in 2019. The route will have about 2.5 - 3 hours of off-road driving which will include several stops for pictures and enjoying the view with friends and family. We will also have a catered barbeque lunch along the way. The cost is $7.50 per person. The tour’s plan is to enjoy a half day of off-road driving along a route that consists of varying terrain of mostly single car-width dirt and rock trails with some wider sand wash areas. The trails are very scenic and will mostly require very low speeds to manage due to the tight turns, uneven surfaces, steep grades, and slippery rocks or deep dirt/sand. This will be a beginner’s tour like our first but much longer to learn how to take your Cayenne or Macan (or other four-wheel-drive vehicle) off road safely and to show you what it is capable of. You can expect your vehicle to get dusty and possibly a little muddy depending on trail and weather conditions, but the intention of this drive is to experience your Porsche SUV off the pavement, without anything getting damaged. This event will give you the comfort through direct experience in your vehicle to manage its off-road technologic functions, and safely and more predictably drive off-pavement trails, which the Cayenne and Macan do with impressive ease. If all goes favorably, at the end of the trail drive, a healthy car wash should be all that is needed to return your Porsche SUV to its garage queen status and remove any evidence of its off-roading adventures, with only your pictures and memory of the experience remaining! The off-road portion will end at Roosevelt Lake and will return on the Beeline Highway to Fountain Hills. Street tires will be fine but it is best if they have good tread. I recommend lowering your tire pressure at the beginning of the tour for a better and more comfortable ride. If you have equipment concerns about your Cayenne or Macan, please contact event organizer Steve Sapareto to discuss. Meeting Start location: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Mesa Riverview Shopping Center 1007 N Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ 85201 Meeting Time: 9:00 AM Register at: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/four-peaks-off-road-tour-crackerbarrel-old-country-store-pca-arizona-035079 G O I N G P L A C E S 82.2020

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Porsches and Pancakes Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Ironwood Grille at Anthem Country Club Brunch’a Little

On the heels of the six past years’, very successful events, we will again return to the elegant Ironwood Grille at the Anthem Country Club for another signature event [with both indoor and outdoor seating available at your option]! Please save the date for this special event, and plan to join us on Saturday, April 11th. Since we will likely exceed 55 Porsches and expect in excess of 100 enthusiasts, secure your spot now. Forget the red zones in front of the main entrance, this is a Porsche event, and we’ll have the cars lined up around the circular drive and let them overflow into the parking lot once again. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m., with food served at 9:00 a.m.! There will be no onsite registration and you must pay online in advance. To entice those of you who missed this event last year or those that drive further, we thought you’d like to see what you missed, all for an all inclusive $25/person again this year (all-in, Fully Inclusive):

Healthy, Sweet, Savory Buffet 
 Fresh Sliced Fruit Display Crème Brule French Toast Asparagus, Mushroom and Gruyere Strudel EGG STATION 
Prepared to order with Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar, Salsa and Swiss and Feta Cheeses! Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea, Grapefruit & Orange Juices Maria and I are excited by the prospect of welcoming you to experience the best of Anthem Country Club, please join us and reserve now! Frank Grimmelmann http://az.pca.org/event/anthem-country-club/ | 12 |


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Meet A Member

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he AZPCA is made up of a wonderful group of members. As Going Places Editor, I would like to introduce featured member, Jean-Pierre Brietta.

1. When did you join PCA?

I joined in December 2019.

2. What Porsche(s) do you have?

I have a silver 1999 Porsche Carrera 996 with a little over 100K, newer engine installed with less than 60K.

3. Where are you from?

I am French, born and raised in Marseille by the Mediterranean. Came to the USA in 1979 at the age of 18.

4. Family?

All my family lives in France. My mom is 82 and lives in Toulon. I have one sister 60 years old, two years older than me. My father passed away three years ago.

5. Work background or trade?

Graduated from Culinary School in Nice, France (1976-1979). Worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. I had a blood clot in 2003 and had to give it up. I have been working in the Real Estate business for the last 15 years as a Real Estate Broker. I always have been passionate about photography and would like to do more of it. I have created my first project in 2019, the “2020 Wheels To Heal Calendar”, an exotic/collector car calendar benefiting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

6. What makes your car special?

My car has been modified for track use. It has a full roll cage, racing brakes and suspension, Corbeau racing seats and five point harness, BBS wheels, a spoiler in the back and six speed manual transmission. It still has A/C though, which is a good thing in Arizona!

7. Next upgrade?

Not sure yet. I want to enjoy it for a while and see what happens next.

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8. Have you personalized your car?

As I mentioned, it has been heavily modified for use on the track. The biggest visual cue is the spoiler, which changes the whole look of the car. The red mirrors and the ends of the spoiler are a nice touch.

9. Favorite memory with a car?

Don’t have one just yet. It is a bit fresh, but it makes me smile every time I drive it. That counts for something!

10. Why did you buy your Porsche?

A friend of mine was moving back to France and needed to sell it. Earlier in the year for my 58th birthday, I drove a race car on the track for the first time. It awoke something in me and I wanted more track time. When the opportunity to get this car presented itself, I jumped at the chance to get back out racing.

11. High school nickname?

My nickname in culinary school was “Schmoule”. That strange name came from an instance when I went to the blackboard with pants which were a bit too short at the bottom. My school mates asked me if I was going to search for mussels, to poke fun at my high riding pants bottoms. Since the term for mussels in French is “moule”, you can see where it went from there…..

12. Top 3 dream cars you would own?

Porsche GT3RS like the one in my calendar (May 2020). Ferrari 458 (I drove the 458 GT race version of this car on the track last year on my birthday). Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda, the one pictured in my calendar (November 2020). That color combination is amazing and it was owned by a famous French movie director.


7th Annual

THE PRE MIE RE ALL INCLUSIVE CONCOURS IN ARIZONA SPONSORED BY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020* | 10:00AM–3:00PM Fountain Park – Fountain Hills Register at: GiveToPCH.org/concours FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION & PARKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Contact Peter at concoursinthehills@cox.net to become a Sponsor | *Rain date is Feb. 15

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Autocross 2020 AUTOCROSS SEASON

Saturday, February 22, 2020 AMP Skidpad Saturday, March 28, 2020 AMP Skidpad Saturday, April 18, 2020 AMP Skidpad Saturday, September 26, 2020 AMP Skidpad Saturday, October 24, 2020 AMP Skidpad Saturday, November 21, 2020 AMP Skidpad Saturday, December 12, 2020 AMP Skidpad REGISTER ONLINE HERE on MotorsportReg.com

DRIVER EDUCATION EVENTS 2020 Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Wild Horse Pass Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Location TBD To Register: https://www.motorsportreg.com/calendar/hpde-driver-school/?country=US&ra dius=120&lat=33.45&lng=-112.07&loc=Phoenix%2C+AZ%2C+USA | 16 |


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Autocross #5 Results by Rick Althouse

AZPCA A-X #5, January 25, 2020

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ey Autocrossers, Here are the results from the Saturday, January 25th autocross. The chart below is all of the raw times with the number of cones listed. There was a 5 second penalty for each cone. The chart on the right is the Top Time Of Day, everyones best run sorted from the fastest to the slowest. Congratulations to Kim for setting the fastest time of the day!

DRIVER Kim K Ken M Ealing J Jonathan B

CAR 2016 Porsche GT3 RS 1989 Corvette 2015 Factory 5 GTM 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Sonny G

1996 Mazda Miata

Eric S Mathias A

2006 Porsche 911 2014 Dodge Viper

Mike M Don L Preston P

We had a great turnout for the first AZPCA autocross of 2020. Conditions were perfect. While a bit chilly in the early morning, temperatures rose to the low 70s with full sun and no wind. As usual, Kim designed a fun and challenging course and special thanks go to Ken O. and David F. for helping us set up the course on Friday.

2018 Corvette

2015 porsche Cayman GTS 2018 Camero SS 1LE

Jason S

2003 Corvette Z06

Jeff W

2006 Honda S2000

Dave M

2004 Honda S2000 2010 Camero 1975 Porsche 914 L8

Ata T

David F Myers H

2013 Scion FRS

Jenya J

A nice lunch was provided by Pat the Hot Dog Lady around mid day. Thanks to everyone for helping to setup and take down and stow the equipment. We really appreciate it and couldn’t run these events without your continued help.

1998 Porsche Boxster 986 2000 Porsche Boxster S 986 1986 BMW 325 es 1998 Porsche Boxster 986 1994 Porsche 968 2016 Porsche Cayman 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth

Bill P

Mike C Marwan J Rick A Ryan H Michael C

Hope to see everyone again next month on February 22nd at AMP!

James W

2017 Camero

Diane C

1986 BMW 325 es

Brad K

2000 Mazda Miata 2013 Subaru BRZ 2014 Porsche Cayman S

Victor Y Marc C

Editor’s Note: Check out Eric’s best run of the day video here

Andy L

2017 BMW 330i

Nick D Michael M Ken O

2010 Corvette 1972 Porsche 914

Christopher H Gavin S AZPCA A-X #5, January 25, 2020 DRIVER

Michael M Nick D

Jonathan B Jenya J David F Andy L Diane C Gavin S Brad K

Michael C Don L Mike M Ken O

Eric S Ealing J Ata T

Mike C Ken M Marwan J Rick A Mathias A Jason S Bill P

Ryan H Preston P James W

Christopher H Marc C

Dave M Myers H Victor Y Sonny G Steve A Jeff W

Kim K

Dane T

CAR 1972 Porsche 914 2010 Corvette 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage 1998 Porsche Boxster 986 1975 Porsche 914 L8 2017 BMW 330i 1986 BMW 325 es 2014 Chevy Cruise LT 2000 Mazda Miata 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 2015 porsche Cayman GTS 2018 Corvette 2012 Porsche Cayman R 2006 Porsche 911 2015 Factory 5 GTM 2010 Camero 1986 BMW 325 es 1989 Corvette 1998 Porsche Boxster 986 1994 Porsche 968 2014 Dodge Viper 2003 Corvette Z06 2000 Porsche Boxster S 986 2016 Porsche Cayman 2018 Camero SS 1LE 2017 Camero 2006 Mazda Miata MX5 2014 Porsche Cayman S 2004 Honda S2000 2013 Scion FRS 2013 Subaru BRZ 1996 Mazda Miata 1990 Mazda Miata 2006 Honda S2000 2016 Porsche GT3 RS 1990 Mazda Miata

ALL TIMES ARE RAW - ADD 2 SECONDS FOR EACH CONE

RUN 1 DNF 63.967 54.457 66.19 DNF 56.939 59.88 DNF 58.426 58.762 50.188 51.253 66.584 50.856 50.619 58.576 56.062 48.962+1 57.066 55.913 52.727 52.283 54.634 59.271 53.315 60.077 DNF 60.028 54.916 DNF 57.972 50.124 DNS 52.479 48.288 DNS

HEAT 1

RUN 2 61.893 62.331 54.424 60.248 DNF 59.827+2 59.616 DNF 57.110+1 57.327 50.665 49.873 DNF 49.626 48.681 57.261+1 53.501 48.207 58.381+1 55.276 51.212 52.694 53.426+1 58.688 51.652 59.788 62.84 59.733+1 53.115 54.734+1 57.727 50.083+1 DNS 52.172 46.987 DNS

RUN 3 DNF 62.445 52.734+1 57.486 DNF 58.777 55.857 71.958 56.963 56.774 50.941+1 50.145+1 65.651 49.679 49.229+1 DNF 53.17 DNF DNF 54.682 50.996 52.299 54.244 57.099 51.197+1 56.894 DNF 59.378 53.174 DNF 56.774 50.019 DNS 51.869 47.728+1 DNS

RUN 4 DNF 62.387 52.161 56.026 55.458+1 59.054 DNF 72.438 55.894 55.972 51.808+1 49.113+1 DNF 49.872 48.872 57.275 54.323 48.489+1 54.017 54.051 50.65 51.862 53.46 DNF 50.476 58.697 DNF 58.618 52.298 54.177 81.481+4 48.895 DNS 51.442 47.268 DNS

RUN 5 64.589 61.139 50.256* 53.69 51.959 DNS 56.735 65.062 56.729 55.078 DNF 51.013+2 DNF 49.468 48.606 DNF 53.271 47.602 55.154 55.885 50.659 51.48 54.494 55.884 52.011+1 54.864 DNS 56.052 52.538 53.262 56.995 60.793+2 DNS 52.011+2 47.477 DNS

HEAT 2

RUN 6 62.678 61.346 48.542* 53.876 52.299 DNS 56.014 65.934 57.585 55.561+1 50.803 50.325+2 62.3 49.213 47.782 54.339 DNF 46.968+1 55.139 55.95 50.483+1 52.75 53.635 54.24 51.183+1 55.173 DNS 57.194+1 51.881 52.604 56.561 DNF DNS DNF 46.631 DNS

RUN 7 60.603 59.129 48.252* 52.597+1 52.752+1 DNS 55.732 DNF 57.412 54.585 49.896+1 49.942 61.807 49.996+1 48.127 51.913 53.869 47.302 53.772 55.464 50.194+1 51.207 53.487 DNF 50.816+1 54.953+1 DNS DNF 52.544 52.423 57.596+1 50.781 DNS 51.124 DNS DNS

RUN 8 60.578 DNF 49.112* 52.8 52.066+1 DNS 54.965+1 65.499+1 56.689 54.717 50.687 49.995+1 62.182 49.59 48.549 52.059+1 56.978+1 47.069 53.982 55.069 49.234 50.78 52.946 54.704 50.71 56.869 DNS DNF 52.081 51.860+1 55.992 53.418 DNS 51.308 DNS DNS

2012 Porsche Cayman R 2006 Mazda Miata MX5 2014 Chevy Cruise LT

TTOD

BEST RUN 46.631 47.069 47.782 48.252 48.895 49.213 49.234 49.873 50.188 50.476 50.78 51.124 51.881 51.913 51.959 52.423 52.8 52.946 53.17 53.772 54.051 54.24 54.585 54.864 55.732 55.894 55.992 56.052 56.939 59.129 60.578 61.807 62.84 65.062

CONES

1 1 3

*914 L8

1 1 1 1 3 7 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 1 2 2 5 3 2

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Sold Out!

Treffen at the Broadmoor Touring the Rocky Mountains

With its purple mountain majesty of the southern Rockies, and its towering red rock formations of Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs is a breathtaking, enchanting, exciting destination full of cultural, educational, and historical attractions for all. Situated near the base of one of the most famous American Mountains, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is the ultimate driving getaway for enthusiasts and explorers alike. Our host hotel for the week is the legendary resort, The Broadmoor, known for its impeccable

Dates: Venue:

NORTH AMERICA

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service, distinctive amenities, and luxurious accommodations. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, providing endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Join PCA in the Spring of 2020 as we journey out West. Come with friends, and make some new ones, while exploring this beautiful iconic area whose street names are nods to the mountain ranges surrounding it and the rivers that run through.

April 29 – May 2, 2020 The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO Website: treffen.pca.org Registration: Opens January 22, 2020


Meet A Member

T

he AZPCA is made up of a wonderful group of members. As Going Places Editor, I would like to introduce featured member, Toby Willits.

1. When did you join PCA? I joined October 2019.

2. What Porsche(s) do you have?

I have a 2001 Boxster S. (My wife and I also own 8 motorcycles both street and dirt).

3. Where are you from? I am from Oregon.

4. Family?

Yes, wife, kid, 3 rescue dogs and 3 rescue cats.

5. Work background or trade? Realtor.

6. What makes your car special?

78K on the clock and it’s a blast to drive.

7. Next upgrade?

IMS, and other preventive maintenance.

8. Have you personalized your car? Wash and Wax.

9. Favorite memory with a car?

Learned how to drive manual on my Mom’s Conda Green 1968 912 Targa Soft Window.

10. Why did you buy your Porsche?

Always wanted one and my brother owns a Porsche repair shop in LA.

11. High school nickname? Tobster.

12. Top 3 dream cars you would own?

‘68 Shelby KR500, 911, and AC Cobra.

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The 1998 - 2000 Argentinean MILLE MIGLIA – A Porsche 928 on the Roads of the Andes by Manuel Tanoira and edited by Richard Andrade

Manuel Tanoira’s Porsche 928 with “retama” in the foreground, a local plant with yellow flowers.

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he Club de Automóviles Sport (C.A.S.) has organized the Argentinean Mille Miglia for the past 10 years. For some events they joined efforts with Brescia spa, the organizers of the Italian Mille Miglia. The Mille Miglia was originally a speed race run through Italian streets and roads. It became an event known worldwide due to its famous participants and participation of over 500 cars each year. The Argentinean version of this event takes three days, covers roughly 1000 miles (1600 km) and accepts 245 cars. As co-organizers, C.A.S. members can enter non- Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) sanctioned cars that are less than 20 years old. I entered a 1980 Alfa Romeo in 1986 and a 1996 Cobra replica in 1997. In November of 1998 and 1999 I entered my 1988 Porsche 928S4. This special nonFIVA class included around 10 cars. There are usually between fifty and eighty foreign crews who transport their cars from Europe, North and South America. Their cars are ferried by truck 1,100 miles (1,700 km) from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, a picturesque city situated in the Patagonia. The Hotel LLao-LLao is in a resort area resembling Switzerland with lakes and dense forests. The area supports excellent trout fishing where up to 24 pounders are reeled in and skiing is enjoyed during winter. The mountain views are spectacular. Bariloche is located near the frontier of Chile where the Andes Mountains separate us. The Mille Miglia course runs through Ted Turner´s ranch and crosses the Andes into Chile where lunch is served at the Hotel Puyehue, a thermal resort in Chile. | 20 |

The starting point at the Hotel LLao-LLao near Bariloche the 2nd race day 1999.


I wave as we pass Ted Turner’s ranch. His horses are in the background.

The crews stay at the LLao-LLao hotel in Bariloche. Dignitaries such as Eisenhower and Clinton once stayed in this hotel. The LLao-LLao is constructed of stone and logs, has 135 rooms, an 18-hole golf course, an indoor pool, and has enormous wood covered dining rooms where every race night dinner is served for the 250 event participants. The last day of the race you will see a lot of diners with black ties. To the south of Bariloche are desert zones. In this area, Benetton has large sheep ranches that are close to one million acres in size. The rules of this event are identical to the Italian Mille Miglia. There are nine to eleven hours of racing every day with stops for lunch and hot chocolate. Cars start early in the morning, one every 30 seconds. There are different events. Primes are a timed event. Participants drive in 5 to 10 mile sections. Timing is accomplished by driving over a pneumatic hose that is connected to a computer to register times within 1/100th of a second accuracy. In the Primes, every second of difference from the time goal results in 100 points counted against you. Another event requires drivers to maintain a given speed for a distance of 6 to 20 miles. There are hidden monitors to verify speed. About 15% of the course runs over unpaved roads, as seen in the accompanying photos, some of them on twisty mountain terrain. Participating cars run from early twenties to 1977 models. You can find authentic relics, some of which are provided by the Mercedes, Porsche and BMW museums of Europe. One local participant purchased an original Shelby Cobra in the U.S.; it ended up costing him close to $700.000 after paying import duties. There are many Porsches (mostly 356s and 911s), Ferraris, and Bugattis. The retired Swiss Formula 1 driver Clay Regazzoni participated three years in a row. Last year five ex-Formula One drivers attended the event. The media provides good coverage since the cars attract a lot of attention and many of the “rich and famous” are included in the roster.

Gauchos, Ted Turner’s ranch employees, waving as we pass.

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The 1998 - 2000 Argentinean MILLE MIGLIA – A Porsche 928 on the Roads of the Andes (Continued from page 21) The event is called “The Adventure” since often we have bad weather in the form of rain and snow. In 1997 we had to reroute the course when cars started getting stuck in the mud after torrential rains. I saw an Italian count driving an open vintage BMW with a beard full of snow, it seemed that he was enjoying the experience. In 1997, with my wife as a navigator, I participated with my Cobra. It rained most of the race and we put up the canvas top. Since we had to look for the checkpoints, we did not install the side windows. It was cold and wet. Now my wife rides in luxurious comfort through rain and snow in my 928 – even on dirt roads. In our non-FIVA class there are a few hotheads with Alfa Romeos, Maseratis and Cobras who saw this white-haired guy with his wife and thought that he could easily be passed in the non-speed controlled sections of the course. The 928, in addition to its superb acceleration, has great cornering capabilities, so we outran them easily on the twisty roads. Often I had to ease-up on the accelerator for fear of an instant divorce. “I thought this was a rally, not a race!” was a typical comment from my copilot. On twisty mountain roads under torrential rain the 928 raced passed all the young drivers crossing the Andes into Chile.

“A shark in the mist” as we crossed the Chilean boarder at 12,000 ft (3660 m) on rainy and cloudy day in 1999. (notice the sign “Bienvenido a Chile”).

The crossing of Ted Turner´s ranch in Villa Traful is dirt, and in 1999 it was raining badly. The grip and the braking allowed me to run ahead of everybody. In order to do away the with CSL (Conjugal Speed Limiter), I’ve decided that my next wife will be blind and deaf since the present one was several times on the verge of physical violence. This section runs for about 100 miles (161 km). We got into a small speed contest with a Mercedes Museum rally car driven by German drivers. The 928 handles well on muddy roads with its Porsche Sperr “locking” Differential (PSD,) but we got over enthusiastic hit a rock and broke the oil pan when crossing the Andes at Puyehue.

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On a dirt road by Lake Traful year 1998.

A sight that you don’t see often, a 928 fording a stream. This was at the Benetton ranch on the road to Esquel in 2000.


We called Porsche to find out if there was a factory solution for oil pan protection. After I explained the source of my problem I was told in a Teutonic accent: “That car was not made to do the things you do with it.” Thanks to the advice of fellow members of the 928 group at Rennlist I have fabricated a plate from duraluminum, the material that airplane fuselages are made from, and bolted it to the underside. A group of about fifty sports car enthusiasts gather every Saturday for an Argentinean barbecue at the Don Torcuato airport near Buenos Aires. There are three sports cars replica factories in the area that fabricate Cobras, the Lotus 7, Porsche 550, Maseratis and even some Ferraris. We decided to organize a re-running of the famous Buenos Aires 1000 kilometers for three consecutive years in which I entered my 928. The Gran Premio Argentino

Crossing a wooden bridge near Traful, at Turner’s ranch in 1999.

Later, our group revived the Gran Premio Argentino (The Argentine Grand Prix), an event which only allows entry of cars manufactured prior to 1967. Since I could not enter my 928, I was named the Technical Director. The Argentine Grand Prix began on Friday, September 5, 2003 at 10:00 PM when 270 cars departed from the Automóvil Club Argentino, a nine story building that occupies an entire city block in downtown Buenos Aires. The competitors emerged via a sixfoot high ramp topped by an arch that was constructed across the Avenue Libertador. There were about 5000 spectators. The media coverage was extensive with over 400 people attended the opening press conference. This was three times the number attending Formula 1 press conferences during the last F1 race in Buenos Aires. YPF, the local oil company, sponsored the event with a donation of 185,000 liters (nearly 50,000 gallons) of gasoline to the participants. From there, the first stage involved driving all night to Villa Carlos Paz in Cordoba province. The second 600 mile stage ended in Mendoza, a city near the Andes and famous for its vineyards. Next we drove through some dirt mountain roads with spectacular views to end the third stage in Catamarca. Some of the timed primes had average speeds of nearly 60 mph (100 kph). This day we had some especially some strong headwinds. It was hard work for the small cars such as the Fiat 600 and Citroen 3 CV. My motor home is an American built Ford 350 with a 200 HP International diesel engine that has a top speed of almost 90 MPH. The winds limited us to less than 70 MPH.

Our 928 with the Andes as a towering backdrop in 1998.

There were not as many breakdowns as I expected, only about 15%. These cars are almost 40 years old. From Catamarca, the race went over 150 miles (240 km) of unseasonable snow covered, dirt mountain roads to Tucumán. Many of the low-slung cars lost their oil pans and suspension on this stage. The day after Tucumán the route retuned to Córdoba and next day on to Arrecifes. Arrecifes is a small town 100 miles (161 km) from Buenos Aires where a large crowd received the first participants arriving at dusk.

Manuel Tanoira’s Porsche 928 at start on 2nd day of race 1999.

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The 1998 - 2000 Argentinean MILLE MIGLIA – A Porsche 928 on the Roads of the Andes (Continued from page 23)

I was named control officer, but my main task was to carry 66 lbs (30 kg) of shrimp in the freezer of my motor home that were donated by a fellow driver who owns a fishing fleet in southern Argentina. On a rest day in Catamarca, with about 70 people attending, we stopped by a small lake to barbecue the shrimp. We add some sausage and meat to the shrimp fest, and an ample supply of wine and champagne was imbibed. In all, we traveled almost 2,700 miles (4,345 km) in 8 days. Some drivers had their wives as copilots for stages that required almost 14 hours of driving to cover almost 600 miles (988 km) per day. If a marriage survives this saga, it will surely last! The worst complaint from the ladies was that they had scant restroom facilities along the deserted roads. The first prize went to a Fiat Coupe 1500 from the late fifties which had the fewest errors throughout the race. The Porsche 356s, 911s and 912s did not fare well; some had mechanical breakdowns.

The author: Manuel Tanoira, was born in 1936. He earned a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from San José State College (California, USA) in 1964. He worked his way through college as an automobile mechanic. He then worked as an engineer for Ford Motor Company in Milpitas, California and later became a Chief Industrial Engineer at an automotive mirror manufacturer in Michigan. He returned to Argentina in 1965 to work as an engineer and eventually became a consultant in turning around ailing companies. His love for driving began at the age of 26 when he drove a Triumph motorcycle in 1961 from California to Buenos Aires. He still drives a motorcycle, a BMW 1100, flies small airplanes, seaplanes and helicopters. He skis, plays tennis and used to play polo. He served as a minister in President Alfonsin’s government, in charge of privatizing state-owned enterprises. He wrote several articles about the Argentine economy and privatization that were published in the Wall Street Journal. His first Porsche was a 1953 Porsche 356 which he bought with his first salary as an engineer with Ford in San José, California. He has owned several Porsche 356s both in the US and Argentina. In 1981 he bought a new Porsche 924 in Germany and imported it to Argentina. Later, he purchased a 1986 Porsche 928 S and now owns a 1988 928 S4 Euro 5 speed with approximately 40k miles. He has raced on the track with his Lotus 7 and a Cobra replica (with a Ford 302 engine).

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Taking a Great Newsletter Cover Worthy Photo! by Angela Manente

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1. Shoot your picture using vertical orientation. Why? Vertical images are used for editorial and magazine covers where the format works beautifully with the vertical layout of media. Think of an 8.5 x11 sheet of paper. Vertical photographs are less common than horizontal photographs because they require the photographer to take the extra step of turning the camera sideways. Many photographers do not think to turn the camera sideways to take a vertical image. 2. Send your picture(s) in “Actual Size” attached to an email and send to: amanente42@gmail.com The cover is a vertical of 8” x 10” or 4:5 ratio or 800w x 1000h pixels (or a little bigger). If you are pixel-illiterate, send a JPEG between 2MB and 10MB. I can do the resizing. Why? It will allow me to crop and/or edit your photo to fit on our newsletter 8.5 x 11 cover without losing any of the photo’s clarity. Here are a few of my favorites:

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ARIZONA REGION MEMBERSHIP UPDATE 8 by Richard Wyatt, Membership Chair

W E LCOME

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M EM B ER S !

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Mark Miale Scottsdale, AZ 2017 911 Carrera S

Recent Transfers In

Bill Cunnington Phoenix, AZ 2014 911 Turbo

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Brian Philbin Scottsdale, AZ 2016 Cayenne

James Gillespie Gilbert, AZ 2011 911 Turbo 1981 928

Jeffrey Ross Paradise Valley, AZ 2020 911 Carrera S

Randy Gottschalk Anthem, AZ 1986 911 Carrera Targa Jess Hawkins Phoenix, AZ 2003 Boxster S Peter Hildt Scottsdale, Az 2001 911 Carrera Cabriolet Noah Keegan Phoenix, AZ

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HAPPY PC A ANNIVERSARY! C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o t h e s e m e m b e r s w h o a r e o b s e r v i n g a P C A m e m b e r s h i p a n n i v e r s a r y i n F e b r u a r y. This data is pulled from pca.org. Be sure your data, including your email are up to date, as well as t he i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t y o u r c u r r e n t Po r s c h e , y e a r a n d m o d e l .

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California Dreamin’ A Porsche Collection Every Porsche is personalized in one way or another to suit their owner. From color, to seat fabric, to wild body accessories – each has a story to tell. Sometimes referred to as an “Outlaw”, this year’s Porsche Club of America Porsche Parade Historic Display will feature those Porsches that have been modified from the factory delivered version to a modernized modified beauty to their owners’ preference. Outlaws or restoPorsches are highly upgraded older cars with new Porsche safety and technology to have them driven regularly and comfortably. For example, air conditioning, 928 12-way power seats, full 911 suspension & brakes, cruise control, body widened in rear, navigation, backup camera, satellite radio, or a glass 3-way power sunroof. The Historics Display will be incorporated in the Concours de Elegance event. Some entries will also be judged as part of the competition, although not necessary. Please be sure to visit this display at Parade, there won’t be a single stock Porsche allowed. When – June 21, 2020, Monday. 8 am – 4pm PST Where – La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California just outside of Palm Springs. If you would like to share your specially prepared Porsche and are interested in participating in the Historics Display, please contact

Lori Schutz

email at Zone4Rep@national.pca.org or call 972-890-7405.

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Drive to Bartlett Lake by James Bultema photos by Carole Bultema

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here is something special about getting up early on a cold Saturday morning knowing your Porsche is sitting in the garage ready for you to fire it up for a day of fun and adventure. And so it was this past January 11th, when over 65 Porsche enthusiasts met in the parking lot of the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. What a site it was to see 36 gorgeous Porsches neatly lined up ready for the drive. Under the solid leadership of Rook Younger, we all found a sunny patch of pavement to warm ourselves and listen to his briefing on the day’s events. When Rook asked the large assemblage how many new members were in attendance, a large group of hands shot up in the air. It was fun to hear from them as they proudly mentioned the car they were driving and how they are excited to be part of PCA and the Arizona Region. The couple from snowy Ohio seemed particularly happy—imagine that. Rook went over the route and had a nifty handout listing every turn we would take so it would be impossible to get separated from the group. Seeming to sense everyone’s urge to hit the road, Rook divided us into two groups and sent us to our cars. Hearing 36 Porsches firing up was a tantalizing sound. It dreamily made you feel like you were in the staging area for the 24 hours of Le Mans! As we pulled out of the parking lot, we were about to experience just what a beautiful drive this would be. Snaking our way through the handsome desert neighborhoods of North Scottsdale, was a great start to the drive. As we travelled towards Bartlett Lake, the homes became a speck in our mirrors as the Sonoran Desert opened-up before us. Highlighting the picture were the large Saguaro Cactus which dotted the desert in all their different shapes and sizes. On the longer stretches of road, with a line of Porsches stretched out to the horizon, one couldn’t help to feel how cool it was to be part of such a fun, adventurous group

All lined up and ready to go!

Almost to Bartlett Lake.

bonded together by our love of cars. Soon we peaked a hill and glimpsed our first view of the expansive Bartlett Lake. With the winter sun reflecting off the water, it truly was a memorable sight. Pulling into the parking lot, which looked like a commercial for gigantic pickup trucks, we formed up as carefully as we did for the start of the drive. | 30 |

Onward to Cave Creek.


It was another “Kodak” moment. With plenty of time to roam, groups gathered around this or that Porsche and began talking in that elusive language of “car talk.” People you never met before seemed like instant friends as one walked through the throng of Porsches and shared in the delight of the spectacle. After forming up for a group photo, it was off to Cave Creek and the best driving road one could hope to experience. Unlike the Mount Lemmon run, bikes were scarce on this trip allowing one to experience the winding road which left your stomach in the air as your car floated through the deep rises and falls of this challenging road. And yes dear, we all did the speed limit—or close to it. After what seemed like too short a drive on this twisting road, it was a quick U-turn as the pavement became dirt (we were warned), and the pack headed back in the direction we just came. The fun part was seeing the rest of the group going the opposite direction as they headed to the turn, a rare event on a drive. Driving back to civilization, we joined up at The Horney Toad restaurant in Cave Creek for a very enjoyable lunch. With our own special room, we quickly filled it to capacity and were able to order our lunch from a specially prepared menu. To serve a large group like this takes some time which seemed to please most in attendance as the buzz in the room seemed to be on the final leg of our trip and that marvelous winding road which was meant to be tamed by a Porsche. Once again new friends were made as the fun-loving group of enthusiasts shared in their experiences of car and road. As we finished lunch and were leaving, most had one thought—sure can’t wait until the next event!

What a view!

Lunch at the Horney Toad in Cave Creek.

Social time! G O I N G P L A C E S 82.2020

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region

THE 356 PORSCHE A Restorer’s Guide to Authenticity IV THE 356 PORSCHE A Restorer’s Guide to Authenticity IV by Dr. B. Johnson, published December 2019 by Beeman Jorgensen, Indianapolis, IN

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o not be misled by the title, this is not a book just for restoration people – every 356 enthusiast, owner or not, should have a copy of this book. Easy to read, profusely illustrated, extremely comprehensive, it can provide the enthusiast with vicarious ownership of a 356. By reading this book, an owner will develop a newly intense rapport with his 356. A ‘paper back’ for convenient perusal in the garage, it is virtually coffee table size and its colorful illustrations will make great conversation starters at any cocktail party. Brett Johnson produced the first Authenticity Guide in 1987. Since then he has been acknowledged as THE authority on what is and is not proper for a particular year, model, and even serial number of a Porsche 356. Fixation on what is ‘authentic’ is ‘nitch’ affliction, becoming more common because it has become a driver of market prices for these cars. Fixation on what is ‘authentic’ is an immense challenge because Porsche was developing components for its cars, continuously and did not let any ‘old’ parts go to waste when new parts became available. Perhaps even more problematic is the fact that cars were not always produced in serial number order. Once Brett got on the slippery slope of being the oracle he was able to collect an immense amount of detailed information, but was always under pressure to provide more and more precise detail. The result is his on-going series of authenticity guides, of which this is the latest, and with color illustrations, far and away the best. There are eight chapters, generally ranging from a description of the overall exterior look of the models (Pre A to C), then through interior characteristics to engine and suspension detail. | 32 |

There are five appendices of data: (color configurations, yearmodel configurations, deliveries by country, etc.). The Spotter’s Guide provides an outstanding summary of features unique to the various year-models. There also is a very detailed index – windshield wipers are discussed on pages 73-74, 100-101,130 ! Many of the points of the text are illustrated with photographs, and/or copies of drawings from factory parts books and service manuals. It is a book easy to understand, as well as easy to read, with terse to-thepoint sentences. It is detailed down to cross-sections of different windshield seals. After reading about the nitty gritty of differences in components by different body manufacturers of cars labeled the same model and year, the complexities of 356s are made almost overwhelmingly clear. There are many pages illustrating differences in badging, rear grill construction, even changes in door lock wall thickness, of which very few people, even 356 owners, are aware. It has been alleged that because they were ‘made by hand’, every one of the early 356s is different. While that is not exactly true, it can be said that because of ongoing development of detail components like knobs, handles, reflectors, lenses and bumper trim, etc., there may be a dozen different identifiable versions of the 356B! The outstanding Spotter’s Guide appendix lists many of these running changes to 356 configuration.. THE 356 PORSCHE A Restorer’s Guide to Authenticity IV will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about 356s. Some facts, like the identification of the five different types of horns will not be meaningful to many, even current owners. But this reviewer is confident that everyone interested in 356s, or even Porsches generally, will experience several WOW! or Ah Ha! moments when reading this book. Definitely a book for all 356 enthusiasts; no 356 owner should be without it. Soft bound, with 238, 8-1/2 x 11 inch pages, most of which have multiple color pictures and B&W drawings. It should be available for $59.95 from your favorite bookseller (ask for it), or from QuartoKnows.com.


I’m Feeling Automotively Schizophrenic

by Danielle Badler

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t’s a little creepy. And disconcerting. On the one hand, we live in a golden age of performance -- tire-melting horsepower and racer-like handling that not too many years ago would have made you competitive in a real pro series. At a cost that’s actually almost reasonable. And all you have to do is walk into your local dealer. While, on the other hand, head-splitting techno whackadoodle is spewing us with doodads we never knew we wanted, or need. And we’re concurrently honoring and saluting the greats and the near-greats of the recent automotive past. Am I dreaming? Or is this a case of incipient schizophrenia? Or a new new reality? Don’t know. But I do know this. I’ve been reading Automotive News’ commentary on the Consumer Electronics Show. They’ve devoted a remarkable amount of space to the annual nerd-gathering in Vegas, baby. Automotive News. Consumer Electronics. What kind of perverse automotive mash-up is this? Isn’t it ironic that automotive excitement now caravans to the desert? While the traditional auto shows continue to become increasingly anachronistic? I just saw that Audi will no longer participate at the NY Auto Show. They join BMW and Mercedes. But Mercedes did make a big splash in that Holy Land Las Vegas, with the VISION AVTR, a concept car that looks like a Lamborghini Espada reimagined by the Jetsons. The thing uses, for its battery pack, seawater and agricultural waste in place of rare earth minerals like cobalt, lithium and nickel. And delivers 435 miles of driving range. Mercedes says the battery technology is about 10 to 15 years away from street usage. According to Automotive News, BMW was also there, with an “augmented-reality display that can track what a passenger is looking at outside the vehicle and offer up related information, such as a store’s hours of operation or a restaurant’s menu.” BMW also showed a “ZeroG Lounger seat,” that reclines by up to 60 degrees, without compromising safety or crash protection. Hyundai “took to the skies” with a “fanciful flying taxi concept, part of a partnership with Uber to develop an aerial ride-share network.” The propeller-powered thing would take off and land vertically, they said. Think of it as a giant drone, for four passengers. Initially, it would be piloted. But the idea is to have it fly autonomously. Then there’s an Israeli company called AdaSky, which makes both in-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure thermal cameras. According to Automotive News, AAA published a report this past fall which documented that current automated emergency braking systems do “a lousy job of preventing collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians, particularly at night.” So, what better than thermal imaging, especially to peer through fog and other low light conditions. There’s more, but you get the idea.

On the other hand, I’ve been staring at the latest issue of Hagerty, the insurance company’s relatively new quarterly magazine. Now, let’s just start with that. Can you name another recent print magazine launch? In any category? It gets better. There’s a feature on a guy who restored a 1943 US Army MGMC, which is short for Multiple Gun Motor Carriage. Whatever. It’s a half-track. There’s a story on three guys who reunite with a 1961 Chrysler Newport convertible. There’s a story on the care and maintenance of Coventry Climax engines. There’s a story on “wrist racers.” “Classic proportions matter for watches as well as cars,” they say. And they highlight this year’s Chopard Mille Miglia, the Tag Heuer Carrera, which pays tribute to La Carrera Pan America road race, and a few more. Oh, and they’re all analog, manual or self-winding. Of course. Hagerty does review one current car, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Which, to me, is just about a perfect cross-fit vehicle. Here we have the ultimate pony car, a car which can trace its lineage directly to the swinging ‘60s. And it’s a surefire future classic. Then, today, I got in my e-mailbox the latest issue of Flatsixes. com, “the blog about Porsches.” Scrolling down the contents page, I stopped at two stories. The first was “This is What It’s Like to Go Racing with Porsche in Formula E.” Which highlights a video Porsche produced on how it morphed from World Endurance Championship LMP1 racing to fully electric Formula E, in two short years. Talk about modern day relevance. Although I didn’t watch the video. But that made it hard for me to get my mind around the adjacent story, titled “The RUF CTR Blends the Old with the New.” Get this. No, get Me this. A curb weight of 2,750 pounds, 710 horsepower, a carbon monocoque, a custom ZF 7-speed manual gearbox, a five-gauge instrument panel and pushrod suspension. This is the CTR Anniversary. And the thing looks, for all the world, like a cross between a 930 Turbo and a 964. In Fly Yellow. To me, the CTR is perhaps the best example ever, of the maxim that everything old is new again. I tried to find a price, but I couldn’t. Although I did not go to the RUF webpage. I mean, I have to have at least a modicum of self-control. Which is why I feel so discordant. Old, new and everything in between. My head is spinning. Dickens said it best, more than 150 years ago, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…. “ I wonder what Dickens would drive, if he were alive today. I’d like to think the CTR. G O I N G P L A C E S 82.2020

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Save the Date! Parade Registration Opens January 28 at 12 Noon EST

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ARIZONA REGION BOARD PRESIDENT

Steve Sapareto president@az.pca.org

VICE PRESIDENT

Mark Baker vicepresident@az.pca.org

SECRE TARY

Jack Arnold secretary@az.pca.org

TREASURER

Andrew Grossman treasuer@az.pca.org

PA S T P R ES I D E N T

Bob Woodwell pastpresident@az.pca.org

DIREC TORS - AT- L ARGE

Mark Manente MarkManente@az.pca.org

Greg Mannion gregorymannion@sprintmail. com

Jim Roberts JimRoberts@az.pca.org

Rook Younger RookYounger@az.pca.org

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EXECUTIVE APPOINTEES AUTOCROSS Rick Althouse 480.314.0532 Kim Kemper 480.231.9315 autocross@az.pca.org CHIEF CONCOURS JUDGE Vacant concours@az.pca.org CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Don Clinkinbeard CDI@az.pca.org

M O N T H LY M E E T I N G COORDINATOR Vacant monthlymeetings@az.pca.org NAME BADGES Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net NEWSLETTER Angela Manente 952.240.4292 gpeditor@az.pca.org PANORAMA LIAISON Matt Klucha panorama@az.pca.org

COMPETITION/ DRIVER EDUC ATION Dan Bouet P O RS C H ES & PA N C A K ES drivereducation@az.pca.org C O O R D I N A T O R Dennis Rood DRIVING TOUR dmrood1@comcast.net CHAIR Rook Younger SAFETY 480-428-5451 Eric Schmidt drivingtours@az.pca.org safety@az.pca.org EQUIPMENT Dave Fisher 602.763.2996 dfish5666@aol.com EVENT REGISTRAR Rook Younger 480-428-5451 drivingtours@az.pca.org EVENT REGISTRAR ASSIS TANT Richard Wyatt d88wyatt@aol.com GOODIE STORE Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net HISTORIAN Loretta Aman 602.938.1317 jlaman914@cox.net MEMBERSHIP Richard Wyatt membership@az.pca.org

SOCIAL COMMIT TEE CHAIR Jen Bartling socialchair@az.pca.org SOCIAL MEDIA Jan Mackulak 602.750.2145 socialmedia@az.pca.org SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING Moe Scharhon sponsorship@az.pca.org TECHNICAL Scott Mcilvain 480.968.2858 CDI@az.pca.org WEBMASTER Kevin Gilchrist webmaster@az.pca.org


Z O N E 8 S T A F F REPRESENTATIVE

Jeff Peck Grand Prix Region zonerep@zone8.org

CLUB R ACE COORDINATOR

Vince Knauf vvvince@aol.com 619.287.4334

TREASURER

Linda Cobarrubias treasurer@zone8.org 310.453.9602 CONCOURS

Brett Mohr Betsy Wadman concours@zone8.org TIME TRIAL & DE

David Hockett de.tt@zone8.org CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Scott Mann

WEBMASTER

Karen Garcia Raines webmaster@zone8.org RULES COORDINATOR

ZONE 8 WEBSITES ARIZONA

OR ANGE COAST

AZ MOUNTAIN azm.pca.org

RIVERSIDE

az.pca.org

CAL. CENTRAL

www.pcaocr.com

www.riversidepca.org SAN DIEGO

ccc.pca.org

www.pcasdr.net

CAL. INLAND

SAN GABRIEL VA L L E Y

www.pca.org/cai

sgb.pca.org

Russell Shon rules@zone8.org

GOLDEN EMPIRE

SECRE TARY

GRAND PRIX

gem.pca.org

SANTA BARBAR A

www.pcasb.org Skip Carter secretary@zone8.org CALIFORNIA F E S T I VA L O F S P E E D

Tom Brown chair@calfestival.org

www.GrandPrixRegion.com S O . A R I Z O N A

saz.pca.org

L AS VEGAS

www.lvrpca.com LOS ANGELES www.pcalosangeles.org

cdi@zone8.org

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SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM The sponsorship programs were designed to allow our current and new advertisers and sponsors a simple way to choose a program that will include; digital on-line published newsletter and internet exposure opportunities all for one simple investment. The sponsorship program has five tiers: Bronze - $250 includes one small website banner on the Membership and Going Places digital magazine page of our website, rotating with other sponsors, and one eigth-page (3.5”x 2”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Silver - $600 Includes one medium-sized website banner on the Membership and Going Places digital magazine page of our website, rotating with other sponsors, and one quarter-page (3.5” x 4.75”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Gold - $1200 Includes one medium-sized website ad on the main page of our website rotating with other sponsors, and one half-page (8” x 5”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Titanium - $2500 Includes one large vertical ad on the front page of our website rotating with other sponsors and one full-page (8” x 10”)color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Platinum - $10,000. Includes one large vertical ad on the front page of our website, an embedded video, one full-color or grayscale, fullpage (8” x 10”) ad inside the front cover in the Going Places publication.

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It is the responsibility for each sponsor to develop and design their unique promotional ads. Sponsors must submit their own artwork electronically for ads in gif, pdf, jpeg or swf (for website ads) formats. New sponsorships will run yearly, and investment will be pro-rated for any new sponsor who commits mid-year. All website ads will be viewed only by Arizona Porsche Club members and therefore will not be accessed until the member logs into the website. The acceptance and display of advertising in this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the advertiser or product by the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region. AZPCA reserves the right to refuse to print any ad it deems inappropriate. Sponsorships must be prepaid. Staff reserves the right to change rates upon notice at any time. Contacts: Sponsorship Requests and Tier Details Sponsorships and Advertising Manager, Moe Scharhon Phone: 206-228-7302 E-mail: sponsorship@az.pca.org Angela Manente – Going Places Deadlines Going Places Editor Phone: 952.240.4292 E-mail: gpeditor@az.pca.org


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AZPCA Going Places February 2020  

Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region monthly newsletter/magazine of upcoming events and related articles/stories.

AZPCA Going Places February 2020  

Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region monthly newsletter/magazine of upcoming events and related articles/stories.