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EDITOR Angela Manente gpeditor@az.pca.org 952.240.4292

SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING MANAGER Bob Tomlin BobTomlin@az.pca.org 480.201.3881 EDITORIAL ASSIS TANT Andy Logan andrewhlogan@cox.net 602.980.2306 PRINTING Communiform 401 East Loyola Drive Tempe, AZ 85282 480.517.1790

MAILING LIST MANAGER Jason Bunting Membership Chair membership@az.pca.org 612.245.1858 CONTRIBUTORS Jack Aman Danielle Badler Bryce Brown Jason Bunting David Conwill (Hemming Motor News) Barb Crowley Nancy Gossard Bruce Herrington Jan Mackulak Jan Nyquist Bill Phillips Bob Tomlin

IN THIS ISSUE

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FEATURES

5............... President’s Corner 12.............. From the Editor 15.............. Meet A Member 16 .............2017 California Festival of Speed CF............. Cinco de Mayo Concours 20.............. Targa in Tribute 22.............. Autocross #8 Results 26.............. Social Media Spotlight - Focus on Pinterest 27.............. Consult This 28.............. Book Reviews for Porschephiles IBC............ Porsches and Pancakes at the Breakfast Joynt

NEWS & EVENTS

5............... Need to Order Name Badges? 6............... 2017 Calendar of Events 9............... Monthly Meetings 9............... Region Events 9............... Social Media 10.............. Autocross 10.............. Drivers Education 11.............. 6th Annual AZPCA Night Out at the Ballpark 12.............. Calling All AZPCA Members 13.............. Durango Trip 14.............. Porsches and Pancakes 16.............. Prescott+Porsche+Picnic 29.............. 2017 West Coast Series - PCA Club Racing 32.............. PCA Santa Barbara Region - Camarillo Autocross 33.............. May 2017 Meeting Minutes BC............. Flight 40 Is Coming!

DEPARTMENTS

8............... Arizona Region Membership Update 30.............. Arizona Region Board 30.............. Executive Appointees 31.............. Goodie Store 31.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 34.............. Sponsor Index 34.............. Sponsorship Program

AZ.PCA.ORG

Cover: Cinco de Mayo Concours - Tucson By Barb Crowley

Going Places is the official publication of the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region and is published 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 TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION. Commercial advertising rates can be found in the back of this publication.

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President’s Corner B r yce

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y the time you read this it will be the “Dog Days of Summer”. Hopefully your dogs aren’t too hot!

Are you getting out and exercising your Porsche? There are still plenty of activities to join in on. Sunday drives, Porsches and Pancakes, baseball games an upcoming tour to Durango, Colorado. Who says it is too hot to get out in the summer? Bob Frith and Jim Borowske continue preparations for Flight 40 and are well underway to having created an exciting event. Be sure and monitor the Arizona Region website for details as they become available.

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any trips or a fun drive? Bagdad Drive and Lunch, Fiesta New Mexico 2017, Alpine Tour XVII, Porsche Parade in Spokane, Washington to name a few. Write an article and submit it to the Going Places Editor, there is a Going Places writers drawing each month. The winner receives a $24.00 credit on Motorsportreg good for one year on any Arizona Region activity. If you took any pictures contact one of our PHOTO moderators and have your shots displayed on the website. That is it for now. See you at an event soon!

Did you know you can download previous copies of Going Places off the website? From the az.pca.org website HOME page click NEWSLETTER, it will open up another page and there you will find back issues of Going Places. You can then download any issue displayed to your computer, iPad or reader. The back issues can be printed if you desire. Speaking of Going Places, have you taken your Porsche on

Editor’s note: By the time you receive this issue, Bryce will be in Seattle on a new adventure. He has turned the President’s duties over to Lyle Capstick.

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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2 0 17 C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S

JULY 2017

*NO Monthly Membership Meeting* 9-15 Su-Sa Porsche Parade: Spokane, WA 15 Sa Going Places Deadline (Sept. ‘17)

AUGUST 2017 2 We 5 Sa 12 Sa 15 Th 18 Fr 20-23 Su-We 28 Mo

Monthly Membership Meeting Porsches and Pancakes D’Backs vs Chicago Cubs Game Going Places Deadline (Oct ‘17) Werks Reunion West - Monterey Durango Drive Board of Directors Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2017

6 We Monthly Membership Meeting 9 Sa Porsches and Pancakes 15 Fr Going Places Deadline (Nov ‘17) 20-24 We-Su PCA Treffen Ashville 24 Su Sunday Drive to Prescott 25 Mo Board of Directors Meeting 30 Sa Autocross AMP Skidpad

OCTOBER 2017 4 We 7 Sa 14 Sa 15 Su 21 Sa 27-29 Fr-Su 30 Mo

Oktoberfest Celebration- Brat Haus Porsches and Pancakes & Rally Drivers Education AMP Going Places Deadline (Dec. ‘17) Autocross AMP Skidpad Phoenix Flight 40 Board of Directors Meeting

NOVEMBER 2017 2 Th 4 Sa 11-12 Sa-Su 15 We 18 Sa 27 Mo

Monthly Membership Meeting Porsches and Pancakes SAR - Inde Driver Ed - Wilcox Going Places Deadline (Jan ‘18) Autocross AMP Skidpad Board of Directors Meeting

DECEMBER 2017 2 3 6 9 11 15

Sa Su We Sa Mo Fr

Autocross AMP Skidpad Drivers Education WHP Monthly Membership Meeting Holiday Party Board of Directors Meeting Going Places Deadline (Feb. ‘18)

Editor’s Note: The date, times and details of AZPCA events may change at anytime. Always check the website at az.pca.org for the latest event information.

Attention AZPCA Members! The Arizona Region is still in need of a Social Chair. This position can easily be split amongst a couple of individuals. The social chair fills an important role by selecting a mix of social events that are responsive to the needs and interests of the Region’s membership. Those activities are then coordinated with the Board of Directors. Please step up and fill this role by contacting any Board Member.

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

W ELCO M E

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Bob and Paula Beck

2016 White Panamera Hybrid Sports Sedan Tempe, AZ

ME MBE R S !

Stappan and Kristian Johnsson

1998 Silver Boxster Roadster Goodyear, AZ

Cory Berg and Karen Kindraka

Robert and Heather Kaplowitz

John Bohon

Donald and Chris O’Neill

2004 Seal Grey Carrera Coupe Phoenix, AZ

2007 Black Carrera S Coupe Phoenix, AZ

Jim Brackett Tulsa, OK

Tom Chauncey

2016 White 911 Coupe Phoenix, AZ

Richard G. and Betsy Cox 2009 Ruby Red Metallic Carrera 4 S Cabriolet Gilbert, AZ

Troy Dowies

1999 Blue 911 Coupe Scottsdale, AZ

Milt and Patricia Feltch

2017 Black 911 C4 S Coupe Tucson, AZ

Jeff Flaherty and Kelly Parker

1963 Ruby Red 356 B Cabriolet Cave Creek, AZ

David Gordon and Larri Weber

2005 Lapis Blue 911 Carrera Coupe New River, AZ

Michealangelo and Fern Harris 1987 Black over Red 911 Carrera Cabriolet Casa Grande, AZ | 8 |

2014 Silver Cayman S Scottsdale, AZ

HAPPY AZPC A ANNIVERSARY! Arizona Region AZPCA Members Celebrating July & August 2017 Membership Anniversaries

39 Years Orester and Jennifer Haper, Jr.

Rosemary Knudsen 11 Years Raphael and Laura Buerba

35 Years Stephen and Teddy Lange Donald and Ines Munson

10 Years Diane and Greg Smith

2012 Basalt Black Carrera 4S Coupe Phoenix, AZ

26 Years D r. Te r r y a n d E l a i n e Maxon

Chris and Anne Marie Pascale

25 Years Bruce Barth Earle Hoyt

1988 White 911 Club Sport Coupe Carefree, AZ

Keith and Jodi Peckham

1987 Black 911 Carrera Coupe Chandler, AZ

Cesar and Cesar Jr. Salas

2015 Dark Blue Metallic 911 Carrera Coupe Phoenix, AZ

Lenoard and Miaia Schenkel 1959 Red 356D Cabriolet Oracle, AZ

Bob and Jan Scott

Guards Red 911 Coupe Fort Collins, CO

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9 Years Andrew and Patricia Titus 8 Years Lyn and Pat Islaub 4 Years Scott and Jessica Kuhne

23 Years Robert A.Y. and Paula Smalley, Jr.

3 Years Ron and Diane Collier John and Diane Sykes

21 Years Mike and Dee Labowitch 16 Years Greg and Cecelia Chapman JoAnn Letchworth and Jerry Rusca Mark and Susan Mulzet Chas Wirken and Kelly Flood

2 Years Jason and Michelle Buxbaum Tony and Pearl Liu Stephen and Rosemary Martin Craig and Dawn McCrory Lawrence and Jennifer Merry Glen Van Winkle

12 Years John and Janis Hoeschele John and Jeannie Rotner Hugh Starkey and

1 Year John and Elaine Berquist Bill and Amy Kremer Dan Murphy

Stan Seidler

3012 Blue Carrera S Coupe Des Moines, IA

Henry Yee and Michael North 2005 Boxster S Roadster Phoenix, AZ

MEMBER S HIP by the numbers 6 31 A Z P C A M e m b e r s


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2017 Membership Meetings

Social Media Stats – Mid Year Numbers!

August 2 - Lucillie’s Smokehouse

Jan Mackulak, Social Media Chair, socialmedia@az.pca.org

Bar-B-Que

FACEBOOK has 803 “Likes” and 798 “Follows”! We reach over 500+ people on each post! fb.com/azpca

September 6 - Haus Murphy’s October 4 - Oktoberfest Celebration at the Brat Haus November 2 - Porsche North Scottsdale December 6 - To Be Announced

TWITTER has 239 “Followers” and “Following” 275. 486 tweets include photos, videos, and links! twitter. com/azpca INSTAGRAM has 299 “Followers” and “Following” 584 with 225 posts! My favorite square photos! instagram. com/azpca

Please RSVP on the website at az.pca.org

PINTEREST has 75 “Followers” and “Following” 81. See the Spotlight on Pinterest in this issue for more stuff! pinterest.com/azpca

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August 5 -The Haymaker Restaurant Save the Following Dates: September 9 - Desert Rays Cafe October 7 - Anthem Country Club November 4 - The Thumb

PERISCOPE has 24 “Followers” and “Following” 201. 357 “Loves” and 13 broadcasts stored! periscope.tv/azpca

GOOGLE+ now at 15 “Followers” and “Following” 121. I follow cool communities and collections. Go to plus. google.com/, search on AZPCA to find our page.

YOUTUBE has 45 subscribers, 35 videos and over a 1000 views! Check out my latest videos from Porsche Chandler and Porsche Scottsdale! bit.ly/azpca

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 *5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lucillie’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Tempe Marketplace 2030 E Rio Slado Pkwy Tempe,AZ 85281

Join your fellow AZPCA members at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Please note the earlier start time for this Monthly Meeting. Social time begins at *5:00 PM, with dinner service and the meeting program commencing at 6:00 pm Remember to register on line at: az.pca.org/events no later than midnight Sunday, July 30 G O I N G P L A C E S 87 & 8.2017

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Autocross 2017 AUTOCROSS SEASON

Saturday, September 30, 2017 AMP Skidpad Saturday, October 21, 2017 AMP Skidpad Saturday, November 18, 2017 AMP Skidpad Saturday, December 2, 2017 AMP Skidpad REGISTER ONLINE at az.pca.org

DRIVERS EDUCATION EVENTS Saturday, October 14, 2017 Arizona Motorsport Park 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017 Wild Horse Pass West Track 8:00 am - 5:00 pm REGISTER ONLINE at AZ.PCA.ORG | 10 |


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From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

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ow! I can’t believe that it has already been one year since I took over the editor duties from Denise and Chuck Brasile. How time flies! There are still more functions of the publishing software (Adobe InDesign) that I need to learn and the same goes for Adobe Photoshop. It is important to me to continue learning and improving the Going Places newsletter.

I want to acknowledge some of our loyal, long-time members celebrating AZPCA anniversaries for July/August: 39 Years Chester and Jennifer Harper, Jr. 35 Years Stephen and Teddy Lange Donald and Ines Munson 26 Years Dr. Terry and Elaine Maxon 25 Years Bruce Barth Earle Hoyt

This month’s July/August issue has some great articles; Targa in Tribute, Meet A Member and 2017 Festival of Speed, just to name a few. Don’t miss out on any of the summer events, drives, breakfasts and monthly meetings. I’m a big Diamondbacks fan, so Mark and I are already signed up for the for Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs game at Chase Field on Saturday, August 12th. The seats are great! The trip to Durango, Colorado in August is a perfect time to escape the valley heat. We will be going on that one too! The winner of the Writer’s Drawing for the June issue of Going Places is Chas Wirken for “Experiencing the Porsche Experience Center - Los Angeles”. Chas will receive a $24.00 credit on Motorsportreg, which is good for one year to use on any AZPCA activity. I am always looking for interesting articles, so if you have one, please send it on.

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I hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Going Places. Your feedback and comments are always welcome. Just drop me an email at gpeditor@az.pca.org Come out have some fun!

Angela

CALLING ALL AZPCA CLUB MEMBERS THIS IS YOUR CLUB! ARE YOU WILLING TO SHARE SOME OF YOUR TIME AND TALENT? PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP MAKE CLUB DECISIONS BY RUNNING FOR THE 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS. IN NOVEMBER, WE WILL ELECT THE NEW OFFICERS. YOU PROBABLY HAVE SOME GREAT IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES THAT MAY BENEFIT OUR CLUB!

Even though November feels like it’s a long time off, we need to give the membership notice, so we are preparing the ballot now for Going Places! BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITIONS FOR 2018: • PRESIDENT • VICE PRESIDENT • SECRETARY • TREASURER • DIRECTORS AT LARGE (4) IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO FILL ONE OF THE ABOVE POSITIONS OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ROOK YOUNGER, PAST PRESIDENT, AT PASTPRESIDENT@AZ.PCA.ORG OR CONTACT ANY OF THE CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS.

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DURANGO TRIP August 20 - 23, 2017 News flash -- August is hot in the Valley of the Sun! Let’s get outta town and head for the mountains -- the Rocky Mountains, that is! The beautiful region around Durango offers lots to do, including one of the most beautiful drives you will ever experience, in the San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado. If you have not ridden the narrow gauge railway from Durango to Silverton, it is a must-do. Or tour Mesa Verde National Park, the largest archaeological preserve in the U.S., featuring the largest cliff dwelling in North America. There are lots of other things to do in Durango, so whatever your pleasure, you will be able to enjoy it on this trip. Our headquarter’s hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Durango, where they have extended a special group rate to our club. Located on the Animas river, the DoubleTree is within walking distance of the Durango & Silverton Railway Station and all the restaurants, shops, and historic charm to be found in downtown Durango. SUNDAY Drive to Durango Social gathering at the DoubleTree MONDAY Durango-Silverton RR -or- Mesa Verde National Park -or- explore the the many attractions and activities in and around Durango Social gathering at DoubleTree TUESDAY Spectacular Drive over “Million Dollar Highway” Lunch in Telluride Social gathering at DoubleTree Group Dinner WEDNESDAY Return to the Valley

Sign up for this trip by going to the AZ.PCA.ORG website and using the link on the Event page using the link on the, which will take you to MotorsportReg. Make your reservations at the DoubleTree Hotel Durango by July 26th. You will need a room for August 20-21-22 (checkout on Aug. 23). Use PCG for the group code, but check AAA, Senior, and other rates, as those rates may save you a few dollars more than our group rate. Our group rates start at $194/night + taxes & fees for a room with city view; $204 for a river view room. If you prefer to make your room reservations by phone you may call 970-259-6580. Tell them you are with the Porsche Club, but again, ask about the AAA, Senior, or other rates if you qualify; one of those may get you a better rate. If you wish to ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Silverton make your reservations early: http://www.durangotrain.com/. Make your train reservation for Monday, August 21st. I recommend the train/bus itinerary, but you can take the train both ways; that is up to you! If you have questions, please contact Rook Younger at pastpresident@az.pca.org

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Porsches and Pancakes Saturday, AUGUST 5, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM THE HAYMAKER RESTAURANT CO. 4717 East Bell Road (Near N Tatum Blvd. and E Bell Rd.) Phoenix, AZ 85032 If you are here in August, join other AZPCA members for Porsches and Pancakes! For those of you who are traveling, have a great time and plan to enjoy breakfast with us next month. This month’s restaurant, The Haymaker Restaurant Co, is locally owned. Their menu provides choices that will appeal to everyone. Check out the menu at HAYMAKERAZ.com Please register at AZ.PCA.ORG no later than Wednesday, August 2nd. We hope to see you there!

Porsches and Pancakes Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Desert Rays Café 14891 N Northsight Blvd, #119 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Desert Rays Cafe, is a uniquely Arizonian eatery, where good food and interesting flavors is our passion. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients and source locally as often as possible. Come and visit - your taste buds will thank you! Rick & Carol Ray http://www.desertrayscafe.com

Please register at AZ.PCA.ORG no later than Wednesday, September 6th. We hope to see you there!

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MEET A MEMBER

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A Dozen Questions

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he AZPCA is made up of a wonderful group of members. As Going Places Editor, I would like to introduce this month’s feature member, Paul Fairchild.

1. When did you join PCA?

7. Next upgrade?

2. What Porsche(s) have you owned?

8. Have you personalized your car?

April 1975

2015 Macan S 2016 GT4 2001 Twin Turbo race car

3. Where are you from?

Colorado Springs, Colorado Founding member of Alpine Mountain Region.

4. Family?

Long time girlfriend Melinda and a daughter Holly, who never got the Porsche fever.

5. Work background or trade? Retired small business owner.

6. What makes your car special?

GT4s are pretty rare; a real drivers car, nimble, quick, agile, manual transmission only, great sound, 918 race seats, small cockpit, GT3 brakes and suspension.

Nothing on this car, and no track use either! Dead stock.

9. Favorite memory with a car?

Bought my first Porsche in Italy and drove it all over Europe at 22 years old. I have raced Porsche cars for over 40 years and have done several Pro races including the 24 Hours of Daytona in a GT3 Cup Car.

10. Why did you buy your Porsche?

This is probably the 100th Porsche I have owned!!

11. High school nickname?

The class clown, I had to sit in the hallway to listen to the teacher because I disrupted class so much with funny jokes.

12. Top 3 cars you would own?

The GT4 I have, the new GT3 with a manual transmission and an original 550 Spyder.

PCA Concours 2010

24 Hours of Daytona

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2017 California Festival of Speed by Bill Phillips

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recently attended my first California Festival of Speed. Although I only participated in a small amount of the offerings, I thought I would share my experience for the curious among our Going Places readers. My interests primarily revolve around the old cars and track events, and this event satisfies both. I had thought Fontana was closer - and that it would be cooler - nevertheless, I am very glad I attended, although just for one day. It was the 911 Timeline that really caught my attention this year. The Zone 8 folks solicit 911’s from each and every year since the model’s inception in 1965. It’s not a Concours, and there’s no judging: more like a “Shine & Show,” and right up my alley. I offered to cover the 1985 slot, and was asked to submit my offering, complete with photographs. The car was accepted, and the event added to my calendar. The Timeline was a Saturday only affair, and I prepared for a long day of vintage Porsche immersion. In the weeks before the event, I received several emails regarding the Timeline, including a request that I prepare a presentation explaining the significance of my particular car, and why it is special. This undertaking made a lot of sense to me, and I immediately set out assembling information, photos and articles cataloging the reasons my car would be among the most relevant and intriguing of all the 52 cars displayed. If I do say so myself, the presentation was quite impressive! I traveled to Fontana on Friday, and endured abundant heat and traffic. My “super special” vintage 911 has no cruise or air-conditioning! In planning my travel, it came to my attention that a group of AZPCA track rats were

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attending, and I looked forward to some intensive technical discussions, despite my track car remaining in Phoenix. Unfortunately, this didn’t occur according to plan; Friday afternoon LA area traffic was having none of it. Fortunately, I was prepared for this, and simply took my time getting settled in that evening. On Saturday morning, I appeared bright and early ready for the long-awaited festivities. I got registered; positioned the car; and began introducing myself to many of the other Timeline participants. As you might imagine, they came in all stripes and colors. I had a young man from the local area in an Iris Blue Targa on one side, and a grandfather/ grandson combo on the other. The banter that ensued was quite enjoyable, speaking only for myself. It took a couple hours for the line to fill out and, during this interval, temperatures rem ai n ed m i l d t o moderate. After the verbal jousting died down, I began exploring the adjacent garage area where all of the track participants were busily preparing for the time trials. I strolled up and down the Timeline several times and took great pleasure in examining the cars, reading about their stories and speaking with a number of the owners. I also took the opportunity to get to know a couple of my Timeline neighbors pretty well. A retired dentist from San Diego and the young man with the Iris Blue Targa had to endure a lot of contact, but seemed to hold up fairly well. As someone who has owned and worshiped impact bumper 911’s for decades, it was enjoyable to be able to explain the attributes of their cars in way too much detail.


Later in the day, Rook Younger and I had a leisurely stroll down the long row of vendors that were set up between the Timeline and the front straightaway of the racetrack.

We also observed numerous different sessions of time trials that were being conducted throughout the day. To my surprise, I found that watching the time trials was equally enjoyable to the time spent hanging out around the Timeline. A track like this, incorporating an infield road course to go along with some serious straightaways and high banking, is an unusual experience for me. At first, I struggled to understand the allure. By the end of the day, it all made sense. Although probably not for me and my underpowered, “momentum” car, I can certainly understand the attraction of long straightaways and serious banking IF you are piloting a car eager to attain speeds in excess of 140 mph!

I packed it up about 4 PM as I wanted to be back in Phoenix well before bedtime. This was not without some internal conflict as an endurance race was commencing at 4:30. Oh well, there’s always next year.

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Cinco de Mayo Concours by Jack Aman photos by Barb Crowley

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he Cinco de Mayo Concours was held at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson. The Southern Arizona Region is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. On Friday, the warm up party was held by the hotel pool in the East Lawn Terrace, everybody had a great time meeting and visiting with friends. Saturday morning, the cars started arriving at 6:30 AM and parking on the grass, south of the pool. At 9:00 AM the judging started. Judging finished up at noon and their Silent Auction and Raffle was conducted. Last but not least, the Score Sheets were given out. On Saturday night at the Awards Banquet the trophies were given out. The Arizona Region did very well.

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The Winners: Jack & Loretta Aman 1st Place S-4 & Best of Street Jim Roberts 1st Place S-5 Ray Ramirez S-7 Steve Sapareto 1st Place S-9 Jim Borowske 1st Place UR-9 & Best of Unrestored Steve Anderson 1st Place UG-1 Dave & Lucy Fisher 1st Place UG-2 David & Kris Reid 1st Place W/S-6 Rich Avellone Display Cliff & Carolyn Berryman

Arizona Region Judges: Jack Aman Loretta Aman Steve Anderson Rich Avellone Jim Roberts Ray Ramirez Steve Saparet

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Targa In Tribute by David Conwill Courtesy of Hemmings Motor News

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ollector cars can transport their owners in more ways than just the physical, point-A-to-point-B travel that any vehicle will do. For some, they are time machines, allowing the owner to live or re-live a particular era: the Roaring Twenties, the Dust Bowl Thirties, the Fabulous Fifties, and so on. The right sporty car can transport its owner from the humdrum Interstate to the Autobahn, the mountains of Sicily or the swanky streets of any number of tropical resort cities. For others, the right car with the right history can transport them back into their own past. It may provide a connection with one's adventurous youth or family and friends now passed on. This is the story of that kind of transportation. This Gemini Blue 1972 Porsche 911 T Targa is not an originalowner car in the strictest sense. But it has only been purchased once and was never subsequently sold or given away. Nor, in all likelihood, will it ever come on the open market, if the family and friends of its late owner have anything to say about it. Linda is the current caretaker of the car her late husband, Lloyd, dubbed the Blue Knight. Lloyd purchased his Porsche new in the summer of 1972 at Kendon Porsche Audi in Wilmington, California. Even at the young age of 27, Lloyd was no stranger to Porsches--the '72 was his fourth!

Model Year 1972 was the first for a fresh generation of 911's. Perhaps the most obvious improvement was an enlargement of engine displacement, the second in as many years. The additional displacement came, thanks to an increased stroke, to a nominal 2.4 liters--though actual displacement was 2,341 cc. The change was not made in pursuit of raw power but rather to produce a tractable street engine that would still meet then-current U.S. emissions regulations. Those same emissions rules meant that the basic T variation was in its only year with Bosch mechanical fuel injection. A year earlier and it was carbureted, a year later and Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection was installed. The mechanical injection was shared with the E and S--the T still wore Zenith carburetors in other markets. Even the entrylevel T produced 140 horsepower--38 more than the 1969 Porsche 912 Lloyd had traded in. And it’s worth noting that Car and Driver wrung the same performance from the 911T they tested as they had from a 1970 911S, so the T was no slouch. Also for 1972, Porsche attempted to address some of the 911’s more egregious handling quirks. This was done primarily by improving the balance of the car through relocation of the oil tank to just ahead of the right rear wheel.

This redistribution of weight ahead of the rear axle helped tame oversteer, but did result in some filling-station mishaps, due to the similarity of the oil-fill and fuel-fill doors, though the latter was located on the left front fender. We don’t know if there were any issues of this sort with the Blue Knight, but it was enough He obviously found something he liked in the air-cooled, rear- that, by 1973, the oil tank had been moved back to its old position, engine formula, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle at age 20 and making the 1972 911 unique. progressing soon thereafter to his first Porsche at age 22. His mother supported the purchase, telling him, "If you like it, want Driving ease was also improved for 1972, with the “915” fiveit, then buy it--or else you'll never be happy." With the caveat that speed manual transmission developed for the 908 race car being young Lloyd would be responsible for paying for the cars himself. introduced with a conventional H-type shift pattern replacing earlier cars’ dog-leg shifter. The base four-speed manual transmission and "This one," Linda tells us, "was the favorite... the one he kept, Sportomatic semi-auto were also still available, but given Lloyd’s treasured and had no interest in selling ever." Evidently, speed obvious enthusiasm for driving, it’s no surprise he opted for the and power were what he craved, and he'd finally found that with ultimate shift-it-yourself gearbox. the 911. | 20 |


Though Porsches would continue to get softer and more luxuryoriented in subsequent years, comfort was also not neglected. The Blue Knight is the perennially popular Targa model: a compromise body style that permits the open-air motoring experience of a cabriolet with a modicum of the additional chassis stiffening and rollover safety found in a coupe. The black-leather interior is both durable and visually appealing. Toss in the iconic Fuchs alloy wheels and you have the very embodiment of the classic 911--likely one reason it has endured untouched all these years. From the start, the Blue Knight was the star player in a 1970s California dream, conveying its owner on scenic and fast drives up the coast and to the cabin at Big Bear. Lloyd's mother enjoyed hearing the Porsche's distinctive exhaust note coming up the mountain, "so you can't sneak in," she used to tell her son.

Audra recalls, "I remember how exciting it was to ride in and how it felt like a special occasion. Dad had a look of pride when he drove it." It was 1989 when Linda came into the Porsche's life. Linda and Lloyd met while playing tennis. She recalls fondly going to tennis matches together "in Porsche style." Linda also recollects how well suited the Porsche was to golf outings. "Golf clubs can indeed fit quite well in the back seat of the 911," she observes. But most profoundly, Linda recalls with unconcealed pleasure a drive many years ago in the Payson, Arizona, area. "We enjoyed a beautiful, scenic drive on a crisp, fall day with the leaves changing colors and little traffic on the road."

When Lloyd relocated to Phoenix, the Porsche went, too, and the fun continued. Friends were often invited to form a caravan on visits to Big Bear. Record times were achieved on such trips, thanks to binoculars in the lead and tail cars that permitted high-speed runs without inconvenient run-ins with Johnny Law.

Though Lloyd passed away in 2007, Linda avows an intention to keep the Porsche "always and forever" as a car to enjoy and preserve for drives around town, Arizona Porsche Club meeting outings and "simply to hear the distinctive sound of the Porsche engine."

Lloyd's sporting lifestyle extended beyond cars. Living in the Valley of the Sun, the owner often exhibited his tennis talents, arriving in style at matches behind the wheel of the 911. One memorable trip inspired a close friend and tennis partner's Porsche purchase, thanks to an undulating road and Lloyd's willingness to share driving duties.

That sound alone, to say nothing of the pure lines and distinctive smells, can easily transport friends and family back to happy days with Lloyd.

As happens to most, family life soon became a factor. Fortuitously, the Blue Knight was never sold off in the name of practicality. In the 1980s, the Porsche was granted "second car" status with the arrival of daughters Kristen and Audra. As a further testament to Lloyd's affection, the Porsche never left the road--doing duty for errands and as transportation to swim lessons and school. Both girls recall fondly the distinctive aroma of the Porsche's leather interior and the exciting experience of going to the first day of school in the 911.

1972 Porsche 911T Engine SOHC air-cooled flat six, magnesium block and aluminum heads Displacement 2,341 cc (142.9-cu.in.) Horsepower 140 @ 5,600 RPM Torque 148-lb.ft. @ 4,000 Compression ratio 7.5:1 Induction Bosch mechanical fuel injection Gearbox Porsche 915 five-speed transaxle 0 to 60 MPH 6.9 seconds* Standing 1/4-mile 15.1 seconds @ 91.7 MPH* Top speed 125 MPH* Overall length 163.9 inches Overall width 63.4 inches Overall height 52.0 inches Wheelbase 89.5 inches Curb weight 2425 pounds *Source: Car and Driver, February 1972, Porsche 911T Coupe This article originally appeared in the May, 2017 issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.

"I used to think [the back seats] were the coolest," says Kristen, "as they folded up and down and it was like a mini hiding place. No one else's parents had back seats like those!"

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Autocross #8 Results by Rick Althouse and Kim Kemper photo by Eric Schmidt

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Congratulations to James for capturing the TTOD / TTOM Course 1 Morning Run - autocrossing for the first time in something other than a 914! And congratulations to Brian for taking TTOD / TTOA Course 2 Afternoon Run. Thanks to everyone who came out early, helped set-up, and then put away everything at the end of the day! Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Best Regards, Rick and Kim WͲyηϴƉƌŝůϮϵ͕ϮϬϭϳ Z/sZ

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ϮϬϭϲĂLJŵĂŶ'dϰ ϮϬϭϬŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϭϰsŝƉĞƌ'd^ ϮϬϭϲWŽƌƐĐŚĞ'dϯZ^ ϮϬϭϲŽƌǀĞƚƚĞϬϲ ϮϬϬϰŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϬϱŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϭϰWŽƌƐĐŚĞĂLJŵĂŶ^ ϮϬϬϳDtDϯ ϮϬϭϳWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϭϭ ϮϬϬϰŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϭϵϵϬDĂnjĚĂDŝĂƚĂ ϮϬϭϱ&ĂĐƚŽƌLJϱ'dD ϭϵϵϬDĂnjĚĂDŝĂƚĂ ϮϬϬϲWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϭϭ ϮϬϬϰ,ŽŶĚĂ^ϮϬϬϬ ϮϬϭϱWŽƌƐĐŚĞĂLJŵĂŶ'd^ ϮϬϭϱ^ƵďĂƌƵtZy ϮϬϭϰWŽƌƐĐŚĞŽdžƐƚĞƌ ϮϬϬϴWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϵϳ^ ϭϵϴϳWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϭϭĂƌƌĞƌĂ ϭϵϵϬŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϭϯ^ĐŝŽŶ&Z^ ϮϬϭϮ>ĞdžƵƐ/^ ϭϵϳϯWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϭϰ ϮϬϭϳWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϭϭ ϮϬϭϳWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϭϭ ϮϬϭϰWŽƌƐĐŚĞĂLJŵĂŶ^ ϮϬϭϮDĂnjĚĂDŝĂƚĂ ϮϬϬϭWŽƌƐĐŚĞϵϴϲŽdžƐƚĞƌ ϭϵϵϮŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϭϰŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϬϮstWĂƐƐĂƚ ϮϬϭϱDtϮϮϴŝ ϭϵϵϲDĂnjĚĂDŝĂƚĂ ϮϬϭϰŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϭϵϵϰŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ ϮϬϭϳŽƌǀĞƚƚĞ

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ƌŝĂŶDĐ'ŝŶŶ :ŝŵŽůůĞƌ DĂƚŚŝĂƐƌƌĨĞůƚ <ŝŵ<ĞŵƉĞƌ :ŝŵŶƌŝƋƵĞnj :ŽŶĂƚŚĂŶĞƚĂŶĐŽƵƌƚ DŝŬĞdĞƌƌLJ ĂŶ'ĂŐŶŽŶ ƌŝĐ^ĐŚŵŝĚƚ ^ƚĞǀĞƐŚĐƌĂĨƚ tŝŐŐLJ'ƌĞĂĐĞŶ ĂŶĞdƌĂŝŶĞƐ ƌƵĐĞDƵŶĚLJ ĂůŝŶŐ:ĂŚŶ ĂǀĞDƵŶƐĞLJ >ŽƵŝĞdĂƚĞ ŽŶ>ĂŶŐĞ ƌŝĂŶ<ŝŶŐ DĞLJĞƌƐ,ĞƌƌŽŶ DŝĐŚĞĂůĂŶŐĞůŽ,ĂƌƌŝƐ ĂǀŝĚŐŝŶŐƚŽŶ :ĂǀŝĞƌDŽůŝŶĂͲDŽƵŐŚĂŵŝĂŶ ZŝĐŬůƚŚŽƵƐĞ dƌĂǀŝƐDƵůůŝŶƐ >ĂƌƌLJ:ĂŶnjĞŶ ƌĂĚ<ĂƌůďĞƌŐ ŽŶŝƐĞŶƚƌĂƵƚ DĂƌĐŽŽůĞLJ Ɖƌŝů>ĂŶŐĞ ŝůů^ŵŝƚŚ ŝůůŽŶŽŽůĞLJ >LJŶŶƐŚĐƌĂĨƚ ZĂLJ:ĞŶŬŝŶƐ WĂƚ:ĞŶŬŝŶƐ ǁĂLJůŽŶůĞdžĂŶĚĞƌ

Z

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dKWd/DK&z ϰϮ͘Ϯϲϰ ϰϮ͘ϰϭϱ ϰϮ͘ϲϴϭ ϰϮ͘ϳϴϴ ϰϮ͘ϵϳϴ ϰϯ͘ϮϬϭ ϰϯ͘ϱϵϴ ϰϰ͘Ϭϵϯ ϰϰ͘Ϯϱϭ ϰϰ͘ϱϰ ϰϰ͘ϱϴϵ ϰϰ͘ϲϬϰ ϰϰ͘ϴϬϰ ϰϱ͘Ϭϵϴ ϰϱ͘ϰϯϵ ϰϱ͘ϵϯϰ ϰϲ͘ϲϯϳ ϰϳ͘ϰϰϱ ϰϴ͘ϭϱ ϰϴ͘ϰϯϳ ϰϴ͘ϱϵϵ ϰϴ͘ϴϭϰ ϰϵ͘ϯϮϵ ϰϵ͘ϱϳϴ ϰϵ͘ϲϵϯ ϱϬ͘Ϯϯϲ ϱϬ͘ϴϵϯ ϱϬ͘ϵϭϯ ϱϭ͘Ϯϱ ϱϭ͘ϱϮϮ ϱϮ͘ϱϭϴ ϱϯ͘ϲϬϳ ϱϱ͘ϭϯϯ ϱϱ͘ϰϯϲ ϱϴ͘ϭϲϵ ϲϬ͘Ϭϰϰ ϲϰ͘ϵϰϳ E&

KhZ^Ϯ

dKWd/DK&z ϰϭ͘ϲϮϭ ϰϮ͘ϬϬϴ ϰϮ͘ϯϲϮ ϰϮ͘ϲϲϲ ϰϯ͘ϭϮϰ ϰϯ͘ϭϲϭ ϰϯ͘ϴϲϱ ϰϰ͘ϭϯϭ ϰϰ͘Ϯϳϳ ϰϰ͘ϯϯϰ ϰϰ͘ϲϱϵ ϰϰ͘ϴϲϲ ϰϱ͘ϭϴϱ ϰϱ͘ϱϲ ϰϲ͘ϱϰϲ ϰϳ͘ϭϳϱ ϰϳ͘ϭϵϮ ϰϳ͘Ϯϳϰ ϰϴ͘ϭϲ ϰϴ͘ϰϬϴ ϰϴ͘ϳϰϵ ϰϴ͘ϴϲϯ ϰϵ͘ϰϲϲ ϰϵ͘ϱϯϰ ϱϭ͘ϬϬϱ ϱϭ͘ϲϳϰ ϱϭ͘ϴϲϯ ϱϮ͘Ϯϳϯ ϱϯ͘ϵϬϵ ϱϯ͘ϵϰ ϱϰ͘Ϭϭϳ ϱϰ͘ϯϯϴ ϱϰ͘ϵϳϰ ϱϵ͘ϰϲϭ ϱϵ͘ϵϴϰ


22415 N.18th Drive Phoenix, AZ 85027 480-483-4682 We provide Service for Porsche, Lotus and many other European Marques

G O I N G P L A C E S 87 & 8.2017

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Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 *5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Haus Murphy’s 5739 W Glendale Ave Glendale, AZ 85301 Join Us at Haus Murphy’s for Great German Food Served in a Comfortable Atmosphere. The agenda includes club business reports, reviews of past events, and info about upcoming activities with the AZPCA. And of course, socializing with fellow PCA members. Social time begins at *5:00 PM, with dinner service and the meeting program commencing at 6:00 pm Each guest will start with a Potato Pancake, there will be 4 on a plate, served with sour cream and apple sauce. Dinner Selections (Choose one): Original German Bratwurst s/w Sauerkraut and German Fried Potatoes Spicy Bratwurst s/w Sauerkraut and German Fried Potatoes Goulash s/w Red Cabbage and Spatzel Chicken Schnitzel s/w Whirsing and German Fried Potatoes Jager Schnitzel s/w Whirsing and German Fried Potatoes Remember to register on line at: az.pca.org/events no later than midnight Sunday, September 3rd.

SUNDAY DRIVE

Prescott+Porsche+Picnic 2017 September 24 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In late September the temperature in Phoenix can still be over 100 degrees while Prescott is in the 70’s! What could be better than a picnic at one of Prescott’s forest lakes? How about great driving roads? How about only $5 for lunch? Now we got your attention? The drive will depart the Valley at 9 AM from the First Watch restaurant at 34948 N. North Valley Parkway, just north of Carefree Highway on the NE corner of I-17 and Carefree Highway (Highway 74). The route will be through Wickenburg, Yarnell, White Spar Road and ending at beautiful Goldwater Lake. We’ll have a quiet ramada set up to grill hamburgers and brats with all the fixings! Please register at AZ.PCA.ORG, under Calendar Events, by no later than Thursday, September 21st so we can plan for sufficient food. The drive will leave promptly at 9 AM so be at the departure point on time!

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Protecting Families, Ensuring Safe Communities, Making Things Right No one wants bad things to happen. But sometimes our ability to self-determine our own lives is unexpectedly taken away by rule-breakers. When that occurs, we hold rule breakers accountable, for full and fair compensation for the harms caused. Attorney Robert J. Hommel has over 30 years experience dealing with injury claims and insurance denials of benefits you paid for. PCA member 480-778-0123 ArizonaInjuryAndInsurance.Law G O I N G P L A C E S 87 & 8.2017

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Social Media Spotlight – Focus on Pinterest! by Jan Mackulak, Social Media Chair “Pinterest is a visual discovery tool/app that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests!”

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t my next live demo, during a monthly dinner meeting, I’m going to show you around the club’s Pinterest page.

You can get a preview by accessing it via your computer at pinterest.com/azpca/ or from your smartphone by downloading the Pinterest app and setting up an account. I guarantee once you start using this app, you’ll be glad you did. I have a personal Pinterest account under the user name “Mack944” if you want to see what interests I have besides Porsches (my Porsche board is called “Vroom, Vroom”). But on to the club’s page... *We have 327 “Pins”, 75 “Followers”, we “Follow” 81, and have 44 Boards! What does that mean? Let’s Break it Down…. A “pin” is a visual bookmark (like sticking a post-it note on a grease board or tacking a note to a scrap board) A “board” has “like-items” where you save your pins (a collection of similar photos, videos, and webpages) You “Follow” people or boards or interests Your “News feed” updates when you go online Your “profile” becomes a snapshot of you

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Looking for “Roads with lots of curves”? Do you like playing “Name Those Porsche Colors”? Do you have “Beautiful Drives” with your own ideas from Arizona and neighboring states? Love trying to figure out “Vanity Plate” meanings? Well you can find all these “boards” and others out on AZPCA…give it a look! The most recent board I created just happened the other day. I was watching a movie on TV, and it had a cool Porsche car scene in it. So I wondered, ”How many movies have Porsches in them?” Thus the creation of the latest board “Movies With Porsches”. What one movie comes to mind first? For me I Googled “Risky Business Porsche” and soon I found a few great Porsche “YouTube” scenes from that classic movie with Tom Cruise. That movie kicked off Tom’s career AND made every kid want to own a Porsche someday. Ahhhh. That 928 was never sexier. Then I Googled “Porsche Scene Movies” and found a bunch more “YouTube” movie clips. I’ve loaded a bunch up to this board so go look and enjoy. Besides Tom’s iconic movie, one of my favorite movies is Weird Science. Yes, there is a Porsche in that movie too, go to Pinterest and see! As always, search on “AZPCA” in your computer or cell phone’s browser to find most of our social media venues, type in the underlined url address, launch the app, or just do it the easiest way by finding all 7 social media buttons at az.pca.org !


Consult This by Danielle Badler

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ou know that Porsche designed the “V-Rod” engine for Harley Davidson in the early 2000s, right? Right?

Let me quote from the Porsche Engineering Services website: “Against the backdrop of a collaboration stretching back to the 1970s, the Porsche engineers constructed a water-cooled 1,131 cc motor based on a racing engine that delighted HarleyDavidson’s demanding clientele both for its performance as well as its imposing sound.” Did it sell? I have no idea. I’m not into Harleys. But I’m sure the work made money for Porsche. And I found the mention of “a collaboration stretching back to the 1970s” to be intriguing. I was curious about what it all means. What other products, that we would offhand never associate with our favorite marque, have been sun-kissed by the golden glow of Weissach engineering? So I delved deeper into the Porsche website, and came across this language: “Porsche Engineering’s development expertise goes well beyond the automotive sector. From the concept of individual components to the planning and execution of complete vehicle developments…. Whether the development is automotive, the styling of forklift cabins, development of the electronics and control of the ‘Sea bob’ water sports device, or even the development of outdoor barbecues….” Now, here’s the best part. The website goes on to say “And yet there is always a bit of Porsche in every development.” Like what? Well, it seems like, unless a manufacturer reveals and tries to capitalize on the input that the elves in Weissach have provided, like Harley did some 15 years ago, it’s tough to tell. Forklift cabins? Outdoor barbecues? Uh, where is the Porsche mystique in an outdoor barbecue? Any outdoor barbecue? Unless the thing is motorized, features radar-based curb avoidance, and offers features like manumatic heating controls, too-hot-to-touch perimeter warning, carbon fiber monocoque cooking area construction and plug-in heating element self diagnostics. All optional, at a premium price over MSRP. Then you know you’re dealing with a barbecue that Porsche has waved its magic wand over. And applied all their intellectual property and marketing know-how from the automotive sector.

What else? Hey, if they can work with a “Sea bob” water sports device … uh, just what is a “Sea bob?” I looked it up. It looks like a giant kickboard that’s motorized - you hold on tight and it just pulls you along, through its own propulsion system. Over the water or under-water. No. Again, no visible sign of the people who brought us the 917, the 918, the 919. Since the ‘70s, yada, yada, yada. Now, if the thing was inflatable and white-water ready, maybe. Think autonomous guidance through Class VI rapids. Selfdeploying paddles with fingertip up-down control. Hybrid rapids-cooled propulsion. Highly bolstered, water-resistant, self-drying sport seats. Water-proofing with neoprene hides would be extra — the first tip that it was a product of Porsche engineering (and marketing.) The styling of a forklift cabin? What? I can’t recall ever actually looking in on a forklift cabin. But I know I’d know one that Porsche has worked on. The giveaway might be the heads-up display for warehouse situational awareness. The park-distance control for heavy lifting. The push-button infotainment system, replete with Apple CarPlay. Or the highly bolstered, water-resistant, self-drying sport seats. Think engineering transference across product lines and categories. That’s one way you become the most profitable automotive manufacturer on the planet. Now, here’s what I’d really like to see. A battery-powered Segway personal transporter that can corner at 1.5 g, hit 60 mph in under three seconds and deliver a range of 300 miles. Why? To lap the Nordschleife of the Nurburgring in under seven minutes, of course. And do it all day, before needing a charge. And, oh by the way, that tasty tidbit would keep some excitement going before the e-Tron gets here, and provide a “have a nice day” nod to Elon Musk. Are you listening, Porsche? Come on, sing the body electric! Maybe they’ll do these things, and maybe not. We may never know. Unless that client manufacturer decides to lift up the kimono and provide us with the goods on how Porsche’s fabled engineering expertise has shined brightly on their product designs. Although you should be able to find some signs, if you know where to look.

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region

50 YEARS PORSCHE 912 50 YEARS PORSCHE 912,

by Jurgen Lewandowski, published in 2016 by Delius Klasing Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany.

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he outstanding photographs and 'European' layout are bound to make this book a classic. Originally published at $110, the quality of the presentation makes that price seem reasonable. Now available on-line at a considerable discount, any 912 enthusiast would be well advised to snap up a copy while they are still available. With many references to and even quotations from (even many illustrations of) internal Porsche memos and minutes of meetings, this book is almost as much about corporate management history and politics, as it is about the cars. The genesis of the 901/911 and the 6-cylinder engine, the political infighting involved, and the development of a more inexpensive alternative, are dealt with in almost tedious detail in the first few chapters. It is made clear in this discussion that the 912 was an after thought, and not a welcome one at that. This despite the fact that it is shown that a great deal of the development/testing of the 911 car was conducted using 4 cylinder engines. Though it presents a very complete story of the creation and development of the 912 and the 912 E, and the many complications and conflicts in its development and marketing, this is not a reference book â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are no charts and only one table (of serial numbers, which the text indicates is of questionable reliability) - not even an index is provided. Gems of wisdom are there, such as when and why the 911 dash was made 3 dial for the 912 and then changed to 5 dial.

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These gems are hard to find unless one reads the entire text. 50 YEARS PORSCHE 912 is an interesting, arguably fascinating, story. But be advised that the first half of the book is devoted to the only 8 year period from 1957, the initial conception of a replacement for the 356, to commencement of 912 production in 1965. The 912: Year by Year chapter provides a very detailed description of the changes made as the model evolved. Other chapters in the latter half of the book detail the complexities and multiple 'false starts' for the 912 E program. There is a review of the USA-only 912 E by a German journalist, and a commentary on the restoration of a 912 prototype, by Rick Becker, 912/912 E Advocate for PCA. Of particular interest to this reviewer is the documentation of the thought processes leading to the 912 E which are totally devoid of any hint of the conventional explanation: 'to use up leftover 914 engines'. The final photo spreads of this well illustrated book show very Germanic backgrounds for four 912s with California license plates, and their drivers. Who are these lucky guys? 50 YEARS PORSCHE 912 is a hardcover book with 178, 9 x 10-1/2 inch heavyweight, glossy pages, with many color photos of 912s and their features. It should be available for less than $40 from www.amazon.com/books. Even entheusiasts of early 911s should have a copy because of the information given about the design and initial development of the 901 cars.


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ARIZONA REGION BOARD PRESIDENT

Lyle Capstick 612.991.9780 president@az.pca.org VICE PRESIDENT

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SECRE TARY

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TREASURER

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Bob Tomlin 480.201.3881 BobTomlin@az.pca.org

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M AY 2 017 M E E T I N G M I N U T E S

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Meeting held at Desert Rays CafĂŠ, Scottsdale, AZ Meeting called to order by President Bryce Brown at 6:30 pm 47 members were in attendance. There were no guests. Bryce introduced the new Meeting Coordinator, Mark Baker and thanked him for volunteering his acceptance of the position. Bryce then introduced Vice President, Lyle Capstick who will assume the Presidency of AZPCA following the May 15th Board of Directors meeting when Bryce will resign to follow a career assignment out of State. Bryce welcomed the following new members to introduce themselves. Kurt Meyers, 1984 Porsche 930 Jack Scherer, 2003 Porsche 996

Lynn Islaub announced new acquisition of a 2016 Cayenne Rick Forbes was announced as the winner of the best magazine article in the May issue of Going Places magazine for his report on the Mining Camp drive. Past President Rook Younger, in his capacity as Nominating Committee Chair, called for members to seriously consider seeking nomination for next years Board of Directors. Rook explained the various duties and responsibilities of the various positions. Bryce reminded attendees of upcoming club events and the need to register for them in good time. Cheryl Woodwell gave an amusing and colorful account of the recent, well attended Las Vegas club event. She showed slides and encouraged participation in next years drive. Bryce terminated the meeting at 7:10 pm Submitted by Bob Tomlin for Secretary Jan Nyquist

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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 internet exposure, print ads, and sponsorship opportunities all for one simple investment. The sponsorship program has six tiers: Starter - $250 Includes one small website banner on the Events and the Going Places digital magazine page of our website, rotating with other sponsors, and one black & white business card ad in the Going Places publication. Bronze - $500 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 black & white ad in the Going Places publication. Silver - $1000 Includes one medium-sized website ad on the main page of our website rotating with other sponsors, and one half-page black & white ad in the Going Places publication. Gold – $2000 Includes one large vertical ad on the front page of our website rotating with other sponsors and one full-page black & white ad in the Going Places publication. Platinum - $5000 Includes one large static front-page ad on our website, one full-color half-page ad in our Going Places publication, and other promotional and sponsorship benefits. Diamond -$10,000 Includes one large static ad on the front page of the website, an embedded video, one full-color, full-page inside cover ad in our Going Places publication, prime sponsor position with banner for Flight, and other promotional benefits and speaking opportunities. 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: Bob Tomlin -- Sponsorship Requests and Tier Details Sponsorships and Advertising Manager Phone: 480.201.3881 E-mail: BobTomlin@az.pca.org

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Index

20th Street Auto Parts.............................. 7 Anderson, Steve; WCI Brokers Central....... 7 Andrade, Betsy; Andrade Promotions........23 APEX Motor Club...................................... 23 Beyer, Russ; Hagerty Porsche Insurance.... 7 Bookspan, Richard; Attorney-at-Law..........25 Brasile, Charles & Denise; Real Estate...... 23 Brighton Motorsports............................... 23 Bulldog Detailing..................................... 29 Capstick, Lyle; First Financial................... 23 Communiform......................................... 34 Don Jackson Enterprises........................... 23 Exotic Motorwerks................................... 4 Finishing Touch....................................... 25 Hommel, Robert J.,P.C.; Attorney-at-Law... 25 iAutohaus................................................ 23 Lewis, Steven K.; Wells Fargo................... 7 McIlvain Motors....................................... 25 Patrick Motorsports.................................. 7 Porsche North Scottsdale and Porsche Chandler..................................... IFC

Bob Woodwell – Sponsorship Billing AZPCA Treasurer Phone: 480.659.2297 E-mail: treasurer@az.pca.org

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

communiform@cox.net

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Porsche Club of America Arizona Region 6004 West Robin Lane

Glendale, AZ 85310-5717

PRSRT STD AUTO U.S. POSTAGE PAID LEWISTOWN, MT Permit 181

Dated Material

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AZPCA July-August 2017 Going Places- Test File