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IN THIS ISSUE EDITOR Angela Manente gpeditor@az.pca.org

EDITORIAL ASSIS TANT Andy Logan andrewhlogan@cox.net CONTRIBUTORS Richard Andrade Danielle Badler Ken Bryant Jason Bunting Bruce Herrington Ellen and Jim Hodos Jan Mackulak Jimmie Mitchell, Grand Prix Region Rook Younger Chas Wirken Bob Woodwell

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FEATURES

14.............. Sunday Drive to Mining Country 16 .............News Flash! AZPCA Member Wins Club Racing 18.............. An Introduction to a True Porsche Connoisseur - Part 1 23.............. Book Reviews for Porschephiles 29.............. They’re Passing, One by One

NEWS & EVENTS

4............... 2018 Calendar of Events 6............... Sunday Drive to Bartlett Lake 9............... Wickenburg Sunday Drive and Brunch 10.............. Autocross 10.............. Drivers Education 11.............. Monthly Meetings 13.............. Porsches and Pancakes at Mimi’s Café 28.............. Moab Scenic Tour 30.............. California Festival of Speed in SoCal 32.............. 63rd Porsche Parade - Lake of the Ozarks 34.............. PCA Treffen Tamaya BC............. 4th Annual Valentine’s Date Night

DEPARTMENTS

5............... Bob’s Briefings 8............... New Members and Anniversaries 12.............. From the Editor 12.............. Social Media 31.............. Arizona Region Board 31.............. Executive Appointees 32.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 33.............. Sponsor Index 33.............. Sponsorship Program 33.............. Need to Order Name Badges? IBC............ Goodie Store

Cover: 2017 Concours in the Hills Fountain Hills, AZ By Ken Bryant

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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2 018 C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S

FEBRUARY 2018 3 7 8 10 10 11

Sa We Th Sa Sa Su

15 Th 17 Sa 19 Mo

18 Mo 22-24 Fr-Su

Porsches and Pancakes Monthly Membership Meeting 4th Annual Valentine’s Date Night Drivers Education WHP 5th Annual Concours in the Hills Sunday Drive: Wickenburg/ Rancho de los Caballeros Brunch Going Places Deadline (March 18) Autocross AMP Skidpad Board of Directors Meeting

JULY 2018

8-14 Su-Sa 15 Su 16 Mo 22 Su

Monthly Membership Meeting Drivers Education AMP Sunday Drive: Barlett Lake Drive/ Lunch Rancho Manana Going Places Deadline (April 18) Autocross AMP Skidpad Board of Directors Meeting Moab Scenic Tour

APRIL 2018 4 We 7 Sa 8 Su 14 Sa 15 Su 16 Mo 21 Sa 25-29 We-Su

Monthly Membership Meeting IndyCar at PIR Sunday Drive: Page Springs/ Cotton wood Lunch/Jerome/Mingus Mtn. Porsches and Pancakes Going Places Deadline (May 18) Board of Directors Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad Treffen Tamaya - New Mexico

MAY 2018 15 Tu 21 Mo

JUNE 2018

15

Fr

Going Places Deadline (June 18) Board of Directors Meeting Going Places Deadline (July 18)

Porsche Parade, Lake of the Ozarks Going Places Deadline (August 18) Board of Directors Meeting Sunday Drive: Prescott

AUGUST 2018

15 We Going Places Deadline (Sept. 18) 20 Mo Board of Directors Meeting 18-19 Sa-Su Flagstaff/ Lowell Observatory

MARCH 2018 *No Porsches and Pancakes* 7 We 10 Sa 11 Su 15 Th 17 Sa 19 Mo 22-25 Th-Su

Board of Directors Meeting Alpine Tour XVIII

SEPTEMBER 2018

12-16 We- Su 15 Sa 17 Mo 22 Sa 27-30 Th-Su

Treffen Banff - Canada Going Places Deadline (October 18) Board of Directors Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad Rennsport Reunion - Monterey, CA

OCTOBER 2018 5-8 Fr-Mo

Hot Air Tour/White Sands and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 6 Sa Autocross AMP Skidpad 12-14 Fr-Su La Posdad Tour/Petrified Forrest/ Meteor Crater 15 Mo Going Places Deadline (November 18) 15 Mo Board of Directors Meeting

NOVEMBER 2018 4 10 15 19

Su Sa Th Mo

Sunday Drive: Bagdad Autocross AMP Skidpad Going Places Deadline (Dec. 18) Board of Directors Meeting

DECEMBER 2018 1 Sa Cars & Coffee/Strawberry Shortcake 8 8 15 17

Sa Sa Sa Mo

Holiday Party Autocross AMP Skidpad Going Places Deadline (Jan. 19) Board of Directors Meeting

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Bob’s Briefings B o b

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ardly seems possible that it is time for my second Bob’s Briefing. How time flies when you are having fun! We have had a successful and busy start to 2018. Our first members’ meeting was held at the Vu Café in Fountain Hills. Both the great views of Scottsdale and the food were enjoyed by all. Scott Mcllvain, our club’s Technical Chair, discussed Porsche camshafts and some of the warning signs of aging lifters as our “Tech Topic” of the month. We had a trivia contest, won by Greg Mannion, and a door prize drawing. The February monthly meeting, scheduled for February 7 at Aunt Chilada’s, also looks to be exciting with a talk by Kyle Franko of BullDog Detail, on Waxes, Sealants and Ceramic Coatings, more trivia and door prizes. So, come out and enjoy the evening socializing with your fellow club members. January marks the transition throughout PCA and Zone 8, for many regions as they welcome new officers into their board of directors. By the time you read this, the new Presidents’ orientation will have been completed in conjunction with the Zone 8 Awards Banquet in Palm Springs, California. I hope to bring back ideas on how to make the club more enjoyable for all and also to provide ideas to other regions on what makes the Arizona Region special. At our January Board of Director’s meeting several important topics were discussed and decided on. The board decided: •Classified advertising on the Website will be limited to advertising by club members only.

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•Set the date of the 2018 Holiday Party as December 8, which will again be organized by Doug and Rita Low. •Recognized Don Clinkinbeard, our Chief Driving Instructor, for his focus on continual driver education and emphasizing driving instruction rather than speed. •Agreed that Greg Mannion, the board’s communication lead, will pursue having Going Places available on the Website in both Viewer and PDF formats. •Approved the distribution of AZPCA logo window “clings” to club members at members’ meetings and other events free of charge. February looks to be just as busy with events that should satisfy all members of the club. Check out this issue of Going Places and keep an eye on the AZPCA website regularly for event details. Finally, the bad news, Bob Tomlin has resigned from his duties as Sponsorship Chair. If you get a chance, please thank Bob for the great job he has done managing this activity for the last several years, he will be missed. Along with the need to find a replacement for Bob, we are still in need of someone to organize a New Members’ Day and someone to organize Flight 41. Thanks for everyone’s support of the club. Please come out and enjoy all that the AZPCA and Zone 8 have to offer. If you have children or grandchildren, include them by registering them for the PCA Juniors program, a program for Porsche enthusiasts under age 18 on the PCA.org website.

Bob

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Register Now! Sunday Drive to Bartlett Lake March 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Join your fellow PCA members on this popular drive to Bartlett Lake and Cave Creek. The route will head through North Scottsdale to the scenic, winding road to Bartlett Lake. After a break for some photo ops, we will head to Cave Creek for lunch at the Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Manana. Lunch is $25 per person, including tax and gratuity. Coffee, Tea, Soda are included.

The menu offers your choice of burger, cobb salad, or pasta entree: Tonto Burger All Natural Hamburger with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Crispy Fried Onions, House Made Potato Onion Bun, and Crispy Fries Cowboy Cobb Grilled Chicken, Lemon Herb Vinaigrette, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Vegetarian Gemelli Pasta Artichokes, Red Onions, Sweet Peppers, Peas, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil Cream, and Fresh Pesto Meeting time: Meeting location:

9:00 AM, leaving time, 10:00 AM Coffee Plantation , 7366 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Please RSVP by March 8th using the link below. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/sunday-drive-to-bartlett-lake-cave-creek-tonto-bar-grill-pca-arizona-905721 No pre-payment is required; you will pay your lunch bill at the restaurant. | 6 |


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ARIZON A REGION MEMBERSHIP UPDATE 8 by Jason Bunting, Membership Chair

W ELCO M E

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ME MBE R S !

Raymond Berg 2004 Gray Roadster 986 Boxster Gilbert, AZ Martay Brown 2011 Platinum Silver Metallic Cabriolet 911 Carrera Fountain Hills, AZ Kyle Chase 2012 Grey Coupe 911 Carrera S Chandler, AZ James Ervin 2009 Silver Coupe Cayman S Rio Verde, AZ Peter Gruber 2018 Palladium Metallic SUV Macon S Scottsdale, AZ Jim Hawked 2017 Grey Coupe Porsche 911 Turbo S Apache Junction, AZ Daniel Lasserre 2018 Carrera White Cabriolet Turbo S Fountain Hills, AZ Michael Reed 1986 Coupe 944 Scottsdale, AZ Dan Rigby 2017 Silver SUV Macon Paradise Valley, AZ Hans Stork 2018 Blue Coupe 911 Turbo S63 Paradise Valley, AZ Welcome to the Arizona Region! We look forward to meeting each of you in person at a future event.

ME MBERSH I P by the numbers 1079

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Members Co-Members

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HAPPY AZPC A ANNIVERSARY! Arizona Region AZPCA Members Celebrating February 2018 Membership Anniversaries

38 Years

Stephen Nunn

32 Years

Russell and Genie Dodson

26 Years

Paul and Jill Graves

4 Years

Steve and Jodi Blaeser Rob Davis Kevin and Judy Gilchrist Randy and Lori Hilarides Douglas J. and Karine Kingston Mike O’Brien Kenneth and Cindy Tuttle

3 Years

Randy Bergrum Cynthia Giacchetti and Michael Lucy

Charlie and Snookie Arrola Richard Beers and Emily Cabot Alan and Maureen Bowbyes Mike Goodman Jim and Dawn Hineman Steven J. and Lynette Kaufer Paul Miller and Camille Miles James McDonald and Yong Pae Charles and Kriston Syburg

16 Years

2 Years

19 Years Jim and Walene Borowske

17 Years

Bob and Linda Noland

14 Years

Michael and Lisa Bukata Arthur and Donna Kerns John M. and Judy Overby

12 Years

Stephen and Cathleen Anderson Kent Greenwald Dwane and Alma Stewart

10 Years

Thom and Debbie Luke Michael Mullins

8 Years

Roger and Gwen Derse Philip and Candace Schneider

5 Years

Kenneth and Penny Bryant James B. and Laura Buerba Jason Bunting and Darlene Huisinger Arthur and Andrea Chilcote Tom Crowe Bruce Hatin William and Pauline Martin Mark Nemschoff and Barb Crisp John Poremba and Abby Tucker Stephen Sapareto

William and Ellie Anderson Steve Beardsley Chris Coffman Earl and Dianna DeFrates Kurt Halvorson Ken Olmscheid Phil and Nadine Koepke Frank and Mary Lynott Bruce and Ann Postil Morris Scharhon and Jane Perlman Charlotte McDermott and David Stueve Brian Smyth D. Bruce Williams

1 Year

JB and Sharron Bowers Douglas Brittian Regina Deringer John and Julie Douglas Nicolas and Julie Knuth Erik and Yvette Kopacnik Tom and Helen Locascio Bali Manji Mark and Suzan Mulzet Randy Oaks and Kaki Androsiuk Barry Shennum Joe and Shelley Sump Sharron Szymanski and Cynthia Kalen Chip Uren Angus Wilfong and Ada Bosworth Richard and Vickie Wyatt Richard Zwecker and Jia Mei Dong


Wickenburg Sunday Drive and Brunch February 11, 2018

Our annual drive to Wickenburg for the fabulous buffet lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros resort. WHEN:

Sunday, February 11, 2018 Meet at 9:00 am; depart at 10:00 am

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 Buffet lunch will include desserts (to die for!) iced tea or hot tea, lemonade, or coffee.

COST:

$25.50 per adult/ $13.00 per child

RSVP:

REQUIRED by February 8, 2018 via the calendar event link at : http://az.pca.org/event/sunday-drive-to-wickenburg-rancho-de-los-caballeros/

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Autocross

2018 AUTOCROSS SEASON

Saturday February 17, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, March 17, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, April 21, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, September 22, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, October 6, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, November 10, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, December 8, 2018 AMP Skidpad REGISTER ONLINE at az.pca.org

DRIVERS EDUCATION EVENTS Saturday February 10, 2018 Wild Horse Pass Saturday March 10, 2018 at AMP REGISTER ONLINE at AZ.PCA.ORG | 10 |


REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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February Membership Meeting February 7, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aunt Chilada’s 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Drive Phoenix, AZ 85020 5:00pm – 6:00pm Drinks and Socialization 6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner 7:00pm – 8:00pm Club Business

AUNT CHILADA’S is always cooking great meals for our club. Registration is required, and ends on Sunday, Feb. 4th. http://az.pca.org/event/monthly-meeting-at-aunt-chiladas/

March Membership Meeting March 7, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy 16405 N. Scottsdale Rd (Promenade) Scottsdale,Arizona 85254 Maggiano’s is a very nice upscale restaurant with great food and surroundings. It is located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Rd and Frank Lloyd Wright (right beneath the big blue needle). We will be in the Lombardo Room. You will make your dinner choices when you check in! Registration is required, and ends on Sunday, March 4th. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/monthly-meeting-at-maggianos-littleitaly-pca-arizona-107229 G O I N G P L A C E S 82.2018

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From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

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M a n e n t e

hope you all have started planning your Porsche calendar year, so you don’t miss out on the fun events.

We have a variety of events scheduled over the next few months. Check out the newsletter calendar and our website for all the details and to register early. Our 4th Annual Valentine’s Date Night has sold out again! Kudos to Cynthia, our host for this event. There are quite a few weekend and week long trips being sponsored by our Region, other nearby Regions and PCA National; Moab Scenic Tour, Porsches and Parks Tour - San Diego Region, PCA Treffen Tamaya in New Mexico and Porsche Parade in Lake of the Ozarks. Mark and I are already registered for the Treffen Tamaya trip. I also want to acknowledge some of our loyal, long-time members celebrating AZPCA anniversaries for February. 38 Years - Stephen Nunn 32 Years - Russell and Genie Dodson 26 Years - Paul and Jill Graves The winner of the Writer’s Drawing for the February issue of Going Places is Ellen and Jim Hodos for “Sunday Drive to Mining Country.” They will receive a $24.00 credit on Motorsportreg, which is good for one year to use on any AZPCA activity. Please keep those articles and photos coming my way. When you attend an event, consider writing a short story of your experience. Who knows, you might even win! Just a reminder, if you are planning to host a club event and want to get it promoted in at least two monthly newsletters before the event date, keep in mind the newsletter publishing cut off dates listed in the calendar. For example, if you are organizing an event for April and want the information in the March and April Going Places issues, you should send me the details no later than February 15th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. So don’t be a stranger! Come out and have some fun. I’ll be looking for you...

Angela

So c i a l M e d i a fo r A Z P C A 7 W ay s t o E ngage! By Jan Mackulak, Social Media Chair, mailto:socialmedia@az.pca.org FACEBOOK at fb.com/azpca

TWITTER at twitter.com/azpca

INSTAGRAM at instagram.com/azpca

PINTEREST at pinterest.com/azpca

PERISCOPE at periscope.tv/azpca

GOOGLE+ at google.com/+AZPCA

YOUTUBE at bit.ly/azpca

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

Corrections & Clarifications Happy AZPCA Anniversary, January issue, page 8 and From the Editor, page 12: Incorrect name used for Mrs. Besonday. Should have been listed as: 32 Years - Paul and Lynda Besonday

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Porsches and Pancakes Mimi’s Café February 3, 2018 Our first Porsches and Pancakes of 2018! It will be held at Mimi’s Café, 21001 Tatum Road, Scottsdale, Arizona This is just north of the 101 and easy to find, plenty of good parking. Breakfast will start at 7:30- 9:30 am. We have a special room that holds 50-60, if you drop in you may have to sit in another part of the restaurant if that room fills. We will have a set menu with four choices. With tax and gratuity it comes to $17 per person. Everyone will pay their own tab at the restaurant.

C A F E BR E A K FAS T $12.99

With your choice of chilled juices, coffee or hot teas.

* SELECTIONS * Buttermilk Griddlecakes

Homemade, fluffy buttermilk pancakes.

Brioche French Toast

Thick brioche bread dipped in Mimi’s cinnamon French toast batter with a hint of orange zest.

Farmhouse Two-Egg Breakfast Choice of: Hickory-Smoked Bacon & Eggs*, Pork Sausage & Eggs*, Turkey Sausage & Eggs*, Served with roasted potatoes and toast or freshly baked muffin.

Farmhouse Tacos

Hickory-smoked bacon, sausage, roasted potatoes and eggs in flour tortillas. With cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pico de gallo, salsa and hand-mixed guacamole.

After breakfast, there is a very nice car show in the shopping center at Scottdale Rd. and Mayo—it used to be at the Doubletree. *COOKED TO ORDER. CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, SHELLFISH OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS. © July 25, 2017 SWH Mimi’s Cafe, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Sunday Drive to Mining Country by Ellen and Jim Hodos photos by Jim Hodos

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n a beautiful crisp morning in January under sunny skies and high clouds, our group of Porsche enthusiasts left Mesa and followed US 60 East. We passed Apache Junction, the Renaissance Fairgrounds and formed a giant caterpillar of cars as we wound our way past drought-stricken pastures. As the air cleared and brush and trees flanked the roadway, we enjoyed classic Arizona panoramic views while the sun rose higher in the sky. Traffic congestion was left behind and as views opened up, we all enjoyed giving our cars a workout. The roadway was in very good condition. Apache Leap rose up in front of us as we passed the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park and entered Superior. Superior is looking more prosperous than it used to with a new plant on the left side of the road and Resurrection Copper Company breathing new life into the town. We took the exit to Route 117. Open Range, but nary a bovine was seen, and certainly not on the roadway as we followed the twists and turns along the Copper Corridor. This was a nice road for Porsche drivers, with a 10% down grade and smooth curves. We drove through wild country with live oaks and deciduous trees due to the higher elevation. On our left was an old mine, and on our right was the Mountain Breeze Memorial Cemetery, reminding us that mining can be a dangerous undertaking. Suddenly, we were flanked on the left side of the road by a giant open pit mine. It was operating and was our featured destination. It was the Ray Mine. We had planned to drive to the pit overlook but the gate was locked, so we lined up along the side of the road and walked to a wide area where we were treated to a very nice lecture on the Ray Mine and copper mining, generally, in the area by Jim Mackay, a club member and mining engineer familiar with the area. He was accompanied by his wife, Nancy, also a mining engineer, who had worked in one of the mines nearby.

Getting ready to go! Rook giving instructions to the group.

On the road to Globe.

We learned that the Ray Mine, which has operated for many decades, is now owned by Grupo Mexico. It was formerly operated by ASARCO. A Polish company now owns another nearby mine, so domestic ownership of the copper mines has nearly become a thing of the past. Early day prospectors dug small pits and tunnels by hand on some small pods of high grade copper ore, but it wasn’t until large open pit mining began in the 1950’s that large low grade porphyry style copper deposits could be mined economically. The copper concentration in the ore is about 0.05% copper per ton of ore. Large trucks of 240 tons capacity move about 250,000 tons per day to process facilities.

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Jim Mackay (far right), our expert extraordinaire, at Ray Mine.


Sunday Drive to Mining Country At a price of $3.20 per pound of copper, the enormous scale of production allows this finely disseminated ore to be mined. As mining progressed, two towns, Ray and Sonora were demolished and the town of Kearny was built to accommodate all the workers. The deposit here is very large and mining could continue for another 25 or 30 years. Ray is only one of a large number of copper mines operating in the state of Arizona. Copper mines in Arizona produce about 60% of the U.S. supply. Copper can be recycled as well. The Morenci Mine, also located in Arizona, owned by the American company Freeport McMoRan, is the largest open pit mine in North America. The largest open pit mine in the world is located in Chile. After this fine and informative talk, we returned to our cars and proceeded towards Globe. A roadside sign told us, “Painkillers kill more than pain”. (Perhaps this was a modern version of the Burma Shave signs that dotted highways of yore?) We entered Gila County at 4,600 feet of elevation. A beautiful vista lay before us there.

Line up at Ray Mine.

The historic town of Globe is a major mining center and we passed the smelter and the Shamrock Bar and Lounge. (Where would miners be without a stiff drink or two after work?). We parked along the main street of the Historic District and had a delicious Mexican lunch at the La Casita Café. Their friendly staff did a very good job of serving our large group efficiently, while treating us each with personal attention as we ordered off the menu. After lunch, those of us still inclined to do some more scenic driving continued along AZ 188. This high country is very pretty and agricultural, but very dry. Some juniper trees marked the pass at 3,883 feet of elevation. Cresting a hill we could see Roosevelt Lake in the distance. But the length of this lake is mind-boggling, stretching over 22 miles. We passed the Tonto National Monument turnoff and the lake was on our right side for miles. Some cliff dwellings could be seen above us on the left side of the road near mile marker 241. We noted the picnic area at the Bermuda Flat Recreation Area. At the end of the lake near “Orange Peel” at mile marker 254 we saw the Mad as Hell Ranch and came into the town of Tonto Basin. Some, but not many, irrigated fields were spotted there. We passed a horse farm in Brownville Flats. And finally, we came upon and crossed the very beautiful Roosevelt Lake Bridge.

In Globe, parking for lunch. So where’s the restaurant?

Coming to the T intersection with the Beeline Highway, our scenic drive ended and all made their separate ways home. Many thanks to Rook Younger, our organizer. He did a splendid job!

Crossing the Roosevelt Lake Bridge.

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News Flash! AZPCA Member Wins Club Racing Award photos by Jimmie Mitchell, Grand Prix Region and Chas Wirken

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ongratulations are in order for Chas Wirken, our own AZPCA member. He won the 2017 West Coast PCA Club Racing Series in the GTD (Cayman GT4 Clubsport) class. The West Coast Series awards were presented at the Zone 8 banquet on January 20 in Palm Springs. Chas attended the banquet to receive his award. It was a close contest because Chas finished 20 points ahead of the second place driver in the GTD class for Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars. Nice going!

Chas accepting his award for 1st Place in GTD Class

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AZPCA Member Wins Club Racing Award

RennPoints.com Current Standings

Class:

GTD

Lap Time Predictions

Zone: National

Class Records

Driver History

Year: 2017

Rules

Eligible-Only

Note: Points calculation method can be found here

Name Class: GTD CHARLES WIRKEN RENE ROBICHAUD MICHAEL KIM LAURA ELY DAVID VARWIG CRAIG LYONS NICOLE ROBICHAUD JAMES COX NOEL BROWN CAMERON LAWRENCE CHARLIE CRAIG KATHRYN MEAD CAMERON CASSELS LINCOLN LLOPIZ ERIC OLBERZ PAUL CAMUSI TIM ROSENGRANT LARRY CARUSO ADAM MERZON DAVID HURT BRUCE McKEE CHRIS BELLOMO LAR KERILA TOM COLLINGWOOD EFRIN CASTRO BRIAN WEATHERED THOMAS MERRILL GEOFF ISRINGHAUSEN Robert Orcutt John Tecce Darrell Clarke CHRIS THOMPSON

Zone Region Race Points Best 8 Event Points Total 8 4 8 7 13 8 4 12 1 12 1 5 6 1 8 7 1 1 1 13 3 0 0 6 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 8

AZ OHV LA GG CHO ORC OHV SFL MNY FLC CTV HCT BCI NNJ SGB SVR NNJ UPC CTV CHO ALA CW NNJ CHO CHO

ORC

58 62 43 35 38 40 33 22 20 17 12 10 13 13 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 8 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 0 0

58 62 43 35 38 40 33 22 20 17 12 10 13 13 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 8 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 0 0

20 15 20 20 15 10 15 5 5 5 10 10 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

78 77 63 55 53 50 48 27 25 22 22 20 18 18 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 13 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 5 5

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An Introduction to a True Porsche Connoisseur - Part 1 by Richard Andrade

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From Reinhold Plank in Bressanone, Italy, I bought together with my 1952 Coupe in 2000 in Austria.

Konrad’s “new” pre-A 1950 Porsche 356.

Up to 1952, the windshield was in 2 pieces.

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An Introduction to a True Porsche Connoisseur - Part 1 continued from page 19

The steering wheel style was only used through 1953. Yes, that is right, only 101 km.

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An Introduction to a True Porsche Connoisseur - Part 1

Only the 1950 model had wood trim on the door sill. No fuel gauge, but a dip stick was provided for fueling.

continued on page 26 G O I N G P L A C E S 82.2018

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region

Speed Secrets - Winning Autocross Techniques Speed Secrets – Winning Autocross Techniques by Ross Bentley, published 2009 by Motorbooks International.

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his book is unique within the somewhat limited genre of Autocross Books, because it was written not by an Autocrosser, but by a professional driving instructor. Ross Bentley’s book on winning Autocrosses is all about the driver – how he thinks, feels and reacts, and deals almost exclusively with the preparation, set-up, modification, and maintenance of the driver, not of the car. Adapting his time-tested methods of teaching drivers how to go fast, Bentley (assisted by Per Schroeder, Tech Ed of Grassroots Motorsports and winner of more than a few SCCA National Tours, Divisional Championships and Solo II National trophies) clearly details techniques which help Autocross drivers maintain control and dominate a course. His writing is fast-paced and precise, just like a good autocross run. Mostly narrative, the book does include color photos (only one of a Porsche) and graphics to illustrate key points. As befits a book written by an instructor, it has an almost conversational style, tending to follow that old admonition to a military instructor – ‘tell em what you’re gonna tell em, tell em, then tell ‘em what you told ‘em’. In a book, such redundancies are a bit off-putting at first – it sometimes seems that the author said something two different ways and forgot to edit out the one he didn’t want to use – but this approach does reinforce what he is trying to say. True there are some rough spots in the managerial editing – figures refereed to by number in the text, but not numbered on the illustrations themselves, other figures numbered but not referred to by number, and other figures showing gaps in the numerical sequence – but these lapses probably won’t be noticed by the average reader; the book reads well and flows nicely despite these minor glitches. As part of the “Speed Secrets” series, each block of ‘instruction’ in Speed Secrets – Winning Autocross Techniques is encapsulated into a Speed Secret. A few may seem selfevident, but others are rather insightful. All provide useful reminders of the detailed information provided in the book. In eighteen chapters, forty-one of these speed secrets are developed. These speed secrets are tabulated in the back of the book for easy review and mental refreshment. As with other books of this genre, Bentley promotes driver improvement vs car modification, as the most cost effective route to faster Autocross times: ‘secret’ number 8 is “Look to your driving before adjusting your car’s handling”.

Ross Bentley devotes a good bit of the book on how to read a track and the proper walking of the course. This focus may seem misplaced to Zone8 readers, but in most of the country, even PCA Autocrosses tend to consist of three or four timed runs, period. We in California are fortunate to have multiple sessions of multiple practice runs, as part of the Autocross concept. Speed Secrets – Winning Autocross Techniques is a handbook sized paper-back of 158, 6x9 inch pages. It is available from http://www.amazon.com/books. Interestingly, at roughly $32, this autocross book is the most expensive (in demand?) of the Speed Secrets series.

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An Introduction to a True Porsche Connoisseur - Part 1 continued from page 21

No one will find a more original 1950 Porsche 356. 1952 356 coupé We didn’t talk about your 1952 356 coupé that is in restoration. Can you share any information about it? The Chassis 11 660 is still in bad condition. It is next for restoration after the ALU convertible is rebuilt! 1953 356 Cabriolet Aluminum Chassis 60 199 I bought the Alu (Aluminum) car 60 199 from private ownership in 1998 with the obligation to keep it and not resell.

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Gläser produced 16 American Roadsters, of which 15 were all aluminum chassis. Following this production Gläser went bankrupt. Ferry Porsche then ordered the aluminum chassis cars from Reutter. Reutter then said OK, but we’ll build the normal 356 Cabriolet with aluminum chassis. The Alu 60 199 is the only aluminum-car built by Reutter and was delivered on August 13, 1953, about ½ year following the end of Gläser. Reutter said in handing it over to Ferry - if we have to build the car in aluminum, we would also soon be bankrupt. Therefore the idea of a steel car but lighter was born, building a Speedster steel body scaled down to the same weight as the aluminum body! I bought the 60 199 from a private citizen 20 years ago. A unique highlight from Porsche history!

1953 was the year the windshields were upgraded to single pane, but they were bent in the center.

The paint job is beautiful. Konrad confers with master builder, Bernd Aberle.

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March 22-25

National Park tours!

Scenic, twisty drives!

Wine tasting! Relaxing riverside at the Red Cliffs Lodge!

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They’re Passing, One By One by Danielle Badler

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hat’s happening to the members of what Tom Brokaw named “The Greatest Generation?” I’ll tell you what’s happening. They’re passing, one by one. Dan Gurney. Growing up, when I started to follow racing in the ‘60s, he was my idol. Along with Jim Clark. In fact, I believe there’s a story that Clark’s mother told Gurney, maybe at Jimmy’s funeral in ’68, that, of all the racers he competed against, he respected Gurney the most. I saw Gurney race once, at the Can Am race at Bridgehampton, also in ’68. He was in his Olsonite Eagle. It was also the first race I ever saw, live. At the time, I was scraping nickels together, debating endlessly whether to buy my first sports car, a ’64 Triumph TR-4, from a friend of my family. For all the money I had in the world, $800. Of course, I came home and bought the car. How could I not? That car is long gone, and so is the track. Gurney was the centerpiece of a whole wide world that I was introduced to, in the pages of Road & Track and Car and Driver. Names and places that I would barely dare to think about, for fear they really didn’t exist. Monaco. Spa. Zandvoort. Silverstone. Monza. In the early years of Car and Driver under the editorial hand of David E. Davis, Jr., who also passed away a few years ago, the magazine did a lot of outrageous stuff. In fact, I believe the first issue under David E. was the legendary Pontiac GTO/ Ferrari GTO comparison. Although they never actually had a Ferrari GTO to test. No matter. Then there was the “Gurney for President” campaign. The magazine printed up bumper stickers, pins… all the paraphernalia. In 1964. Did Dan have a platform? No. In David E.’s eyes, he was just a better all-around person than the candidates who were running. And the whole idea was outrageous enough to sell magazines. Despite the fact that Gurney was 33 … too young to be President. What immortalized him to me was the original Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Remember? Gurney and Car and Driver scribe Brock Yates, in Kirk F. White’s blue Ferrari Daytona. I remember the story that, after the run, Kirk F. White offered to sell the car to Gurney. For something like $15,000. Gurney didn’t buy it. He didn’t have the money. The car’s now in somebody’s collection, and worth millions.

Brock Yates is no longer with us, either. Brock “The Assassin” Yates. I loved his writing. The other thing about Gurney I thought was interesting was that his wife, Evi, had been working for “Dr. Porsche,” Huschke von Hanstein, who for many years was Porsche’s PR director. He was a legend too. Evi married Gurney in 1969 and moved to the U.S. And then there are the cars. The Ford GT 40 with the bubble top so that Dan could fit with his helmet on. The All American Eagle Formula 1 car, in which he won at Spa in 1967. I read somewhere that, at the time, he didn’t think it was that big a deal, the fact that an American won in a car of his own design. He thought more wins would come. But they didn’t. Nonetheless, you have to admit. It’s perhaps the most esthetically beautiful Formula 1 car ever made. And, yes, after winning Le Mans in 1967 with A.J. Foyt, spraying the crowd with his magnum of champagne and, thereby, starting a trend. The Gurney Flap. The Alligator. Which was a motorcycle where the rider sat low behind the gas tank. It made a lot of sense - lowered center of gravity. But it didn’t sell. In the obituary in The New York Times, Gurney is quoted as saying he considered himself a careful driver. “Race driving is a form of brinksmanship, I suppose. First you use your judgment to determine where the brink is. Then you use your skill to approach the brink and stay at that point. “It’s sort of like balancing along a cliff,” he continued. “You can walk three or four feet from the cliff and have no problem, but someone closer to the edge can beat you. You need judgment to tell you where the edge of the cliff is and skill to get there and stay within a given safety margin.” Gurney was asked once, “you don’t think about crashing, do you?” “Don’t think about it?” he said. “I think about it all the time. That’s the essence of this, isn’t it? To go as fast as you can without getting killed.” Let the record show that he died of natural causes, at 86. Rest in peace, Daniel Sexton Gurney, and all your compatriots.

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ARIZONA REGION BOARD PRESIDENT

Bob Woodwell 480.659.2297 president@az.pca.org

VICE PRESIDENT

Jerry Gambino vicepresident@az.pca.org

SECRE TARY

Debbie Younger secretary@az.pca.org

TREASURER

Kelly Parker treasuer@az.pca.org

PA S T P R ES I D E N T

Lyle Capstick 612.991.9780 pastpresident@az.pca.org

DIREC TORS - AT- L ARGE

Jason Bunting 612.245.1858 membership@az.pca.org

David Fisher 612.245.1858 DavidFisher@az.pca.org

Mike Labowitch MikeLabowitch@az.pca.org

EXECUTIVE APPOINTEES AUTOCROSS Rick Althouse 480.314.0532 Kim Kemper 480.231.9315 autocross@az.pca.org CHIEF CONCOURS JUDGE Jack Aman 602.938.1317 concours@az.pca.org CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Scott Mcilvain CDI@az.pca.org COMPETITION/ DRIVER EDUC ATION Mathias Arrfelt drivereducation@az.pca.org DRIVING TOUR CHAIR Rook Younger 480-428-5451 drivingtours@az.pca.org EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Andy Logan 602.980.2306 andrewhlogan@cox.net EQUIPMENT Dave Fisher 602.763.2996 dfish5666@aol.com GOODIE STORE Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net HISTORIAN Loretta Aman 602.938.1317 jlaman914@cox.net MEMBERSHIP Jason Bunting 612.245.1858 membership@az.pca.org

NAME BADGES Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net

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NEWSLETTER Angela Manente 952.240.4292 gpeditor@az.pca.org PANORAMA LIAISON Diane Collier c303.378.9109 h623.544.5965 panorama@az.pca.org P O RS C H ES & PA N C A K ES COORDINATORS Camille Miles, Moe Scharhon and Jane Perlman camillemiles@earthlink.net SAFETY Eric Schmidt safety@az.pca.org SOCIAL COMMIT TEE Vacant SOCIAL MEDIA Jan Mackulak 602.750.2145 socialmedia@az.pca.org SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING Vacant sponsorship@az.pca.org TECHNICAL Scott Mcilvain 480.968.2858 CDI@az.pca.org WEBMASTER Kevin Gilchrist webmaster@az.pca.org WEBSITE ASSISTANTS Craig Harland Eddy Newkirk

M O N T H LY M E E T I N G COORDINATOR Mark Baker monthlymeetings@az.pca.org

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Linda Cobarrubias treasurer@zone8.org 310.453.9602 CONCOURS

Brett Mohr Betsy Wadman concours@zone8.org

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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.

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The sponsorship program has five tiers: Bronze - $250 includes one small website banner on the Events and Going Places digital magazine page of our website, rotating with other sponsors, and one eigthpage (3.5”x 2”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Silver - $600 Includes one medium-sized website banner on the Events 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, full-page (8” x 10”) ad inside the front cover in the Going Places publication. 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, Vacant In the interim, please contact, Bob Woodwell, AZPCA President Phone: 480.659.2297 E-mail: president@az.pca.org

Index

Anderson, Steve; WCI Brokers Central....... 7 Andrade, Betsy; Andrade Promotions........24 APEX Motor Club...................................... 24 Beyer, Russ; Hagerty Porsche Insurance.... 7 Bookspan, Richard; Attorney-at-Law..........22 Brasile, Charles & Denise; Real Estate...... 24 Brighton Motorsports............................... 24 Bulldog Detailing..................................... 25 Capstick, Lyle; First Financial................... 25 Communiform......................................... 25 Don Jackson Enterprises........................... 25 Exotic Motorwerks................................... 22 Finishing Touch....................................... 22 Hommel, Robert J.,P.C.; Attorney-at-Law... 22 iAutohaus................................................ 22 Lewis, Steven K.; Wells Fargo................... 7 McIlvain Motors....................................... IBC Patrick Motorsports.................................. 7 Porsche North Scottsdale and Porsche Chandler..................................... IFC

Angela Manente – Going Places Deadlines Going Places Editor Phone: 952.240.4292 E-mail: gpeditor@az.pca.org

Need to Order New Name Badges? Send a personal check for $15 made payable to PCA Arizona Region per badge to: Betsy Andrade 2735 S. Spruce Mesa, AZ 85210 Include exact spelling with your order OR email Betsy the details: betsy7890@earthlink.net Badge orders are placed at the end of each month, and the engraver returns them in about two weeks. They will then be mailed to you. If you need your badge faster, this can be done for $20 per badge, following the same directions as above. Betsy can also be reached by text or voicemail at: 602-550-1212

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To celebrate our

5 Year Anniversary Mcilvain Motors has expanded!

We now oer the same great service and lowest prices in the state for all PORSCHE models and most VW/Audi and BMW.

For more info visit mcilvainmotors.com or give us a call at 480-968-2858 today

Visit Your AzPCA Goodie Store Today! Order AzPCA apparel, gift items, and name badges.

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AZPCA Going Places February 2018 Newsletter  
AZPCA Going Places February 2018 Newsletter