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EDITOR Angela Manente EDITORIAL ASSIS TANT Andy Logan CONTRIBUTORS Danielle Badler Mark Baker Bob Bandera Phil Chen Barb Crowley Kevin Gilchrist Bruce Harrington Camille Miles Jon Puleo Tom Schmidt Bob Tomlin Bob Woodwell Richard Wyatt Rook Younger


16.............. Meet A Member 18 .............The Porsche Experience 20.............. Petersen Museum Tour 22.............. My Excellent Euro-Delivery Adventure - Part 2 29............... Book Reviews for Porschephiles 30.............. Surprise Present 31.............. Listicles Forever


4............... 2018 Calendar of Events 7............... 41st Annual Phoenix Flight Concours and Car Show 10.............. Autocross 10.............. Driver Education 11.............. Monthly Meetings 11.............. Porsches and Pancakes 13.............. Payson/Mogollon Rim/Camp Verde/Rock Springs Drive 21.............. Rennsport Reunion 28.............. Concours By The Bay 32.............. Porsche Zone 8 Fall Oktoberfest Autocross 34.............. Treffen 2019 Santa Barbara


5............... Bob’s Briefings 8............... New Members 9............... Members’ Anniversaries 14.............. From the Editor 14.............. Social Media 35.............. Arizona Region Board 35.............. Executive Appointees 36.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 36.............. Need to Order Name Badges? 37.............. Sponsor Index 37.............. Sponsorship Program

Cover: Kevin Gilchrist won Best Article Award for the 2018 National Newsletter Contest

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 Editor’s Note: The date, times and details of AZPCA events may change at anytime. Always check the website at for the latest event information. SEPTEMBER 2018

5 We 8 Sa 12-16 We- Su 15 Sa 22 Sa 24 Mo 27-30 Th-Su

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

OCTOBER 2018 3 We 5-8 Fr-Mo 6 13 14 15 15 27

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Sa Sa Su Mo Mo Su

Monthly Membership Meeting Hot Air Tour/White Sands and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Autocross AMP Skidpad Porsches and Pancakes Sunday Drive to Bagdad Going Places Deadline (November 18) Board of Directors Meeting Driver Education at AMP

NOVEMBER 2018 2-3 Fr-Su 7 We 10 Sa 10-11 Sa-Su 12 Mo 15 Th 19 Mo

Phoenix Flight 41 Monthly Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad Polo Club Championships at Westworld Autocross AMP Road Course Going Places Deadline (Dec. 18) Board of Directors Meeting

DECEMBER 2018 1 2 8 8 15 16 17

Sa Su Sa Sa Sa Su Mo

Cars and Coffee - Cave Creek PCA Presidents’ Meeting Holiday Party Autocross AMP Skidpad Going Places Deadline (Jan. 19) Driver Education - Wild Horse Park Board of Directors Meeting

Bob’s Briefings B o b


f you are a member of the AZPCA, you are in luck, fall starts this month and club events ramp up with the cooling weather! Check the events calendar on our website or later in this issue of Going Places. Club news… • The state of AZPCA remains strong and our budget remains very healthy. • Flight 41 planning has gone well and registration will open the first week of September. • Autocross and Driver’s Education start in September and October respectively. • Driving tours continue throughout the fall. • Planning for the Holiday Party is complete. The party will be at a new location, Trilogy at Power Ranch, and have new entertainment and an enhanced menu. Registration opens shortly. • A multi-day Hot Air Tour to New Mexico is planned in October. • The Board of Directors will have a special meeting to discuss how our large budget should be used for the betterment of all members. If you have ideas, please let me know. • Planning for the 2019 Sponsorship program is underway, starting with meetings with our Platinum Sponsors, Porsche Chandler and Porsche North Scottsdale, to determine how the AZPCA can better serve their advertising needs. • An AZPCA Goodie Store will be set up at one of the fall meetings to give everyone an opportunity to purchase AZPCA merchandise without having to go through the ordering process. You are probably wondering how this all gets done and how you can help. It gets done through the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers. You can help in two ways. First and foremost, take advantage of the many social and driving opportunities the club affords all of its members. Secondly, consider helping the club by taking on a leadership position either as a director or activity chair or just help with an event. The club will especially be needing folks to step up and fill one of the four Board of Director vacancies (see the August issue of Going Places for details) or one of the upcoming activity chair vacancies. Without you and our volunteers the AZPCA would not be as successful as it is. This is a chance for you to make a difference in the club and influence how the club operates in the future. Following is a list of positions that will need to be filled in 2019: • Four BOD members – See the August issue of Going Places for more details. -Contact Lyle Capstick if you are interested (

Wo o dwell


Chief Judge – Jack Aman is stepping down after many years as Chief Judge.


Social Chair – This position has been vacant for too long!


Monthly Meeting Coordinator – Mark Baker is stepping down.


Rally Chair – The AZPCA has not had a rally in a number of years. It would be fun to have one!

Finally, please take a look at the following upcoming meeting agendas. They should be fun. ••

Sept. 5 @ The Blue Martini -Tech Talk by Jim Patrick from Patrick Motorsports


Oct. 3 Oktoberfest @ The Pera Club – only $5 per person We need volunteers to help with the cooking!


Nov. 7 @ Porsche North Scottsdale (PNS always does a great job with this event) - 2019 BOD election


Dec. – Location remains to be determined


Tech Talk by Russ Beyer from Haggerty Porsche Insurance. Everything you ever wanted to know about Porsche insurance so come prepared with your questions.

I hope as I write this, everyone has had a great summer. If you stayed in the valley you survived another Arizona summer (well almost). If you were able to spend time in a cooler climate, don’t rub it in! No matter, I hope I will see you at a future event. The AZPCA continues to be one of the most active regions in Zone 8 and in North America. Let’s keep it that way!


PS - Please say thanks to any of the many AZPCA volunteers working for you and me to ensure there are activities for everyone now and in the future.

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All activities at this year's Flight event will be held at The McCormick Scottsdale in the beautiful McCormick Ranch area. A Friday evening pool-side reception will kick off the weekend, with the featured Concours d'Elegance and awards presentation luncheon scheduled on Saturday.

The hotel is offering a limited number of rooms at discounted rates for Flight attendees for Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. Deadline to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate is Sept. 1, 2018. Call the McCormick: (480) 367-2402, and ask for Julie. Mention the "Porsche Club, Arizona Region" to get the discounted rate. Registration for the Concours and associated events will open on Sept. 1 and will end on October 25.

Schedule • • •

Reception November 2, 2018 6:00 PM Concours d' Elegance show and judging competition November 3, cars placed on field beginning 6:00 AM, judging for all classes beginning 9:00 AM Wrap-up luncheon and awards 2:30 PM

There will be a designated area on the hotel property for washing and cleaning cars on Friday, with cleaning supplies provided. The McCormick Scottsdale 7401 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Further details and the link to register on can be found on the AZPCA website:

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Andrew Birrell Gilbert, AZ 2018 Macan GTS

Ken Muncy Glibert, AZ 1979 911 SC

Kevin Campbell Scottsdale, AZ 2018 Macan S

Randy Noland Scottsdale, AZ 1984 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Raj Chandrasekaran Chandler, AZ 2017 Macan GTS

Andy Physioc Goodyear, AZ 2017 Cayenne

Patrick Doolittle Scottsdale, AZ 1959 356

Paul Prinke Glendale, AZ 2001 911 Turbo

Nels Dutton Phoenix, AZ 1957 356

Jim Resnick Scottsdale, AZ 2011 911 GT3

Richard Dwornick and Tana Dwornik Scottdale, AZ 2003 911 Carrera

David Williams Buckeye, AZ 2014 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

John Gooding Queen Creek, AZ 2014 Cayman S

Recent Transfers In

Margaret Griffen Casa Grande, AZ 2012 911 Carrera S Matt Howard Tempe, AZ 1965 356 Brian McMurray Cave Creek, AZ 2014 911 Turbo

ME MBER SH I P by the numbers

Chuck Carpenter Phoenix, AZ 2008 911 Carrera 4S Transfer in from Potomac Region John and Rose Hilderbrandt Scottsdale, AZ 2011 Boxster Spyder Transfer in from Schattenbaum Region Steven Jensen and Karen Manser Scottsdale, AZ 1978 911 SC Transfer in from Northwest Region Matthew and Krystal Lahann Scottsdale, AZ 20051 Carrera Transfer in from Maumee Valley

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Welcome to the Arizona Region! We look forward to meeting each of you in person at a future event.

REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS HAPPY PC A ANNIVERSARY! C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o t h e s e m e m b e r s w h o a r e o b s e r v i n g a P C A m e m b e r s h i p a n n i v e r s a r y i n S e p t e m b e r. This data is pulled from Be sure your data, including your email and snail mail addresses are up to date, as well as i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t y o u r c u r r e n t Po r s c h e . M e m b e r ’ s Ye a r j o i n e d L o c a t i o n Ye a r / m o d e l

41 Years Burkhard Franke and Norma Brazze

15 Years Christopher and Donna Zuleski

39 Years Christopher and Ann Pascale

14 Years Grant and Betsy Imsande Scott and Deborah Brown

36 Years Scott and Victoria Trevey 33 Years Abe and Judith Sears 29 Years Michael and Kaitlyn Hoke 27 Years Steven and Lynn Kaufer 24 Years John and Connie Hancock 23 Years Mark Bodde 22 Years James and Nancy Mackay Stephen Sapareto Bob Hoy William Kirkham 21 Years Susan Kemper and Cameron Warren

13 Years Frederic and Helen Leigh 12 Years Keith Jones 11 Years Andrew Smith Kurt Skultin 10 Years Bill and Maryann Kolb Donald Johnson and Kyra Lee Darrin Mack 9 Years Thomas and Helen Locascio Everett and Jeannie Marcil James and Kimberly Anton 8 Years Donald and Lyn Thonger John and Rose Hilderbrandt Lyle and Joanne Capstick

20 Years Bruce and Terry Martz David Stocker

7 Years Michael Marinshaw Jan and Monyette Nyquist Philip Service

19 Years Gary and Karen Ward Robert and Paula Hardison Dimitri and Christine Milionis

6 Years Rick and Julie Mukherjee John Schauerman James and Kristie Ransco

18 Years Al and Olive Mascha

5 Years Mike Wiskirchen Michael O’Brien Dale and Donna Holland

17 Years James Richard and Laura Scheckla 16 Years Eric and Kathleen Poole Lloyd Wright and Maria Corado Brad Portillo

Hal and Ellie Hong Martin Saltzman Alan Smith 3 Years Travis Neff Gary and Joanne Owens Michael and Sharon Minster John Clements Todd Prynn Bill Tichenor Richard Sanderson Ray Menard 2 Years Bryce Allee James Keane Cory Berg Michael Eckenroth Douglas James Joseph Giudice Andrew and Crystal Cruse 1 Year Jeff Allerding Ed Gonzalez Matthew Mony Doug and Diane Nashif Stephen Hanig Mark Starling Richard Pangrazzi Roger Uhlich Paul Marander David Hoherz Anton Nilsen Evan Pridham Alan Paxhia Lana Griffin Marcy Emery Jan Brunson Paula Beck Chrissie Seals Nick Zahreddine Amy Dale

4 Years Rusty Davis Cliff Davis Rick and Colleen Horeish Steve and Jodie Blaeser G O I N G P L A C E S 89.2018

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, October 6, 2018 AMP Skidpad Saturday, November 10, 2018 AMP Skidpad Monday, (Veterans Day) November 12, 2018 AMP Road Course Saturday, December 8, 2018 AMP Skidpad REGISTER ONLINE at

DRIVER EDUCATION EVENTS Saturday, October 27, 2018, Arizona Motorsports Park Sunday, December 16, 2018, Wild Horse Pass-West Track REGISTER ONLINE at

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September Membership Meeting Wednesday, September 5, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Blue Martini 5455 E. High Street Phoenix, AZ 85054

Menu: Caprese Salad – Grape Tomatoes with Mozzarella drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar plus fresh basil Lemon Pepper Chicken – Tenderloins of Chicken marinated in fresh squeezed citrus and herbs plus wild rice Spinach and Artichoke Dip – made with homemade Alfredo sauce and served with blue tortilla chips Parking: There is an employee garage directly behind the Blue Martini that becomes available for us after 5pm Register at:

Porsches and Pancakes Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am SOUL CAFE 7615 E. Pinnacle Peak Road. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Our first Porsches and Pancakes of the Fall season will be at the Soul Cafe in Scottsdale. The restaurant is located at the intersection of Miller Road and Pinnacle Peak, north of the 101. It’s on the southeast corner, a bit obscured by the landscaping, but well worth finding. We’ll plan to be outside in a covered deck area. We will have a group of menu items to choose from and waitstaff will bring our tabs at the end. There is a full service bar so you can enjoy their Bloody Mary’s or other specialties with your breakfast. It’s one of the club’s favorite breakfast spots. We are limited to 60 people, so please sign up early. Sign up will end Wednesday night October 9th. Register at:

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Upcoming Membership Meetings Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

October’s meeting is at the Pera Club in Tempe. 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281 (between McDowell and McKellips west of College Avenue)

6:00pm to 7:00pm Dinner 7:00pm to 8:00pm Club business This a club subsidized event so let’s have a big turnout !!!! Menu: Brats/Sausages (several types) and Buns Baked Pretzels Salads/Veggies – garden, and Potato, raw veggies Garnishes – Mustard (several types), potato chips Deserts – brownies, cupcakes, cookies Beverages – beer, wine, water, soft drinks – purchased from Pera Music: – Mark will be bringing in Lawrence Welk (including the bubbles), well maybe not, but he will bring a Bluetooth speaker and play oompah pah from my phone. Need Assistants: - Several assistants will be needed to help with the grilling and also for clean up afterwards. Please let Mark Baker know if you can help. Register for the event at:

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Payson - Mogollon Rim - Camp Verde - Rock Springs Drive Saturday, September 8

We haven’t been to Payson for a while, so we’re going to head up the Beeline for lunch at a club favorite place, Gerardo’s Fireside Cafe. After lunch we’ll climb up the Mogollon Rim on the scenic route through Pine and Strawberry, then we’ll turn onto the Zane Grey Highway to Camp Verde.

The last leg of our drive takes us to Rock Springs Café, where rumor has it they have pretty good pies!

Check the event calendar for details!

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From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

M a n e n t e


e are very fortunate that our hot summer is coming to a close and our club activities are starting to pick up too!

Mark and I attended the 7th Annual AZPCA Night Out at the Ballpark club event and had a good time. Thank you Jan Mackulak and Rook Younger for organizing. Unfortunately, the Seattle Mariners beat the Dbacks in extra innings. The Dbacks are now in a 3 way race with the Rockies and Dodgers. Let’s hope it is not a repeat of last year with the Dodgers winning the division. Go Dbacks! Check out the great articles and book review in this month’s newsletter; The Porsche Expeience and My Excellent EuroDelivery Adventure,- Part 2, just to name a few. I also want to acknowledge some of our loyal, long-time members celebrating AZPCA anniversaries for September. 41 Years - Burkhard Franke and Norma Brazze 39 Years - Christopher and Ann Pascale 36 Years - Scott and Victoria Trevey 33 Years - Abe and Judith Sears 29 Years - Michael and Kaitlyn Hoke 27 Years - Steven and Lynn Kaufer 24 Years - John and Connie Hancock 23 Years - Mark Bodde 22 Years - Jim and Nancy Mackay Steve Sapareto Bob Hoy William Kirkham 21 Years - Susan Kemper and Cameron Warren 20 Years - Bruce and Terry Martz David Stocker The winner of the Writer’s Drawing for the September issue of Going Places is Bob Tomlin for “The Porsche Experience”. He will receive a $30.00 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 or take a road trip, consider writing a short story of your experience. Who knows, you might even win! Don’t forget to check the club calendar for up to the minute events and activities. Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

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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, FACEBOOK at







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Meet A Member


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

I purchased my Guards Red, 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman S from Penske/Scottsdale at the end of March. The car is stock, but very well optioned and I have no immediate plans for any upgrades. I had previously owned a 924 Turbo in the 80s. There have been many interesting cars before and after that Turbo. Cars and motorcycles have been central in my life since the age of 8. Regarding the top three cars I would own, I have already owned. A Pontiac GTO bought new in 1965, an Oldsmobile Ram Air 442 in 1968, and a Mustang GT in 2014. The Cayman replaced the Mustang, and is the only other car that tops that list. I bought the Porsche to finally satisfy a wishlist ! Nothing else interests me presently. I joined the PCA and specifically the AZPCA for the fellowship of like minded people who want to enjoy their cars. I met some of your members last month in Flagstaff at dinner with the Las Vegas Chapter. A very enjoyable weekend. I’m looking forward to future participation with the club in the future. I’m a native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated high school in California, lived in the Dallas area for a few years and a resident of Arizona for 40 years, 20 in Flagstaff (7 in Phoenix and currently living in Payson for the last 13 years). I’m a widower with two children. A married daughter in Utah and a son and his family in Phoenix with two children. Retired for the last 14 years, having spent the majority of my career in the freight transportation industry.

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Meet A Member


he AZPCA is made up of a wonderful group of members. As Going Places Editor, I would like to introduce featured member, Phil Chen. 1. When did you join PCA? May 2018.

8. Have you personalized your car? No.

2. What Porsche(s) do you have? 2009 997.2 Carrera

9. Favorite memory with a car? Driving through Yellowstone and being surrounded by a herd of bison.

3. Where are you from? Southern California originally, now in Cave Creek. 4. Family? I have a wife and 2 kids (Maggie-4, Max-1). 5. Work background or trade? Consulting/Business Transformation. 6. What makes your car special? It’s my first Porsche!

10. Why did you buy your Porsche? Wanted a dependable sports car that can be a good daily driver and fit kids in the back. 11. High school nickname? None. 12. Top 3 dream cars you would own? 911, Cayman and Ariel Atom

7. Next upgrade? Maybe RS inspired decals with matching wheel and emblem colors.

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The Porsche Experience by Bob Tomlin


ince the opening of the western Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, I have longed for an opportunity to visit. A four-day trip to Los Angeles in August, extremely well organized and conducted by AZPCA’s Rook and Debbie Younger provided that opportunity. AZPCA participating members assembled at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Buckeye for the drive to Carson, CA. The Arizona group, comprising a very broad representation of Porsche models, headed west on Interstate 10, detouring through a satisfying twisty route through a lunar landscape to Mecca (no Mecca jokes please) and on to Indio, CA for an excellent lunch at the incredible and unique Jackalope Ranch Restaurant. Where do you find these places, Rook and Debbie?

Chris, our Tour Guide at the Porsche Experience Center

On our arrival at our hotel in Carson we met three couples from the Southern Arizona Region. We would meet other Zone 8 members at the Porsche Experience Center the next day. With the help of our Zone 8 Representative, David Witteried, the private tour requirements were filled by Zone 8 members from various regions in the zone. The hotel in Carson afforded an excellent opportunity to watch California freeway traffic but we were so tired we slept through it. Next morning, charged with a good breakfast, we joined the freeway mayhem. Rook’s directions saw us safely to the Porsche Experience facility. This comprises a museum, test track, accessory store, restaurant and extensive workshops. Prior to our private tour and lunch we had ample time to view the wonderful exhibits, from very early Porsches to recent winning race cars. Some of us were lured into the attractive store where we treated ourselves to Porsche merchandise. For our tour we were introduced to “Chris, from West London,” our private Porsche guide through the workshops. This was a comprehensive look at many phases of race car preparation. Chris really knew his stuff. It was most interesting. The highlight for me was the impressive dynamometer installation. We saw many different cars and engines in various stages of build. After the tour it was time for a satisfying track-side buffet lunch while we watched lucky drivers sampling a range of Porsches on the test track that included skid pads, inclines and a wide variety of turns. Some members chose to try their skills on the Porsche driving simulators which offered a choice of Porsche vehicle and track venue. | 18 |

Lunch on the patio at the Porsche Experience Center

As one would expect from Porsche this “Experience “is first class and very impressive. Late afternoon we made our way to our second hotel, in Culver City, just in time for Happy Hour and dinner where we got to know new friends and share the enjoyment of the day. The following morning, after a satisfying breakfast, we braved the LA freeways again and headed downtown to the Petersen Automotive Museum. I will never complain about Arizona congestion again! Amazed that we had arrived unscathed we found excellent parking at the museum and helpful staff. Porsche is currently the featured marque at the museum and offers magnificent exhibits. The display is beautifully presented and well described. It enthralled us for several hours during which many memories of Porsches we have owned or watched in races were stirred and many photos were taken. This too was a Porsche experience par excellence.

Porsche Experience Center - GT1 Le Mans Winner

There were three floors to explore. The first featured a special exhibit dedicated to Porsche automobiles of historic and competition interest. The second and third feature other marques, motorcycles, a design studio, antique sports cars and other interesting exhibits. All are well presented with good access as long as you heeded the warning “Do not touch.” An excellent, privately catered buffet lunch was provided for our group in the Drago restaurant. Many of us had chosen to invest in the touted private “Vault” tour after lunch, where we were told we would see rare Porsches. This turned out to be quite disappointing and exhausting for some of us. Rather than go into details, I suggest you talk privately with those of us that were in the group for their opinions. Suffice to say, I would not personally recommend the vault tour.

Porsche Experience Center - One of the original Porsches built in Germund

Thursday morning, we fought our way to the 10 freeway and headed east to the Arizona border. As the freeway traffic thinned we settled down for a comfortable ride home, punctuated by a short rain shower and laser equipped highway police traps. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we offer our thanks to Rook and Debbie, and to the old and new PCA friends we spent our time with. If you get the opportunity I strongly recommend visiting both the Porsche Experience Center and the Petersen Museum. Petersen Museum - 917K G O I N G P L A C E S 89.2018

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Petersen Museum Tour pictures by Bob Tomlin

Porsche Marque Exhibit

Beautiful Speedster!

LMP1 Le Mans Winner

PCA 60th Anniversary in PCA Blue

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My Excellent EuroDelivery Adventure - Part 2 by Tom Schmidt Burgundy


fter seeing Burgundy, tasting Burgundy and touring Burgundy, Van was ready to apply for French citizenship. Its lush pastoral vineyards are even more beautiful when you consider what it produces. Though less than 1% of world wine production, it’s the stuff you want on your table. Below, is how they plow the ground at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, perhaps the most expensive bit of land in the world.

Revelation No. 3: We were utterly helpless in the tasting rooms. When cosseted in the enveloping warmth of a great, but young Pinot Noir it’s pretty much impossible to not buy a couple of cases. We ate primarily at bistro’s, both of us being fansof French country fare.

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“Der Grune Holle or the Green Hell: Nurburgring” As soon as we got to the Nürburgring , I bought a track sticker for the car. The owner of the kiosk said to me, “you put on the sticker after you drive The Ring, not before.” Jahwohl, my Gutten Herr. It isn’t official until you do it. And you’d better have your Big Boy Pants on if you’re going to put your new GT3 on the Ring with a load of amateurs. It was a calculated risk. Not really all that smart, but here we are and the car had to be “baptized”.

I regret that we weren’t able to video the event better than we did. We had brought the equipment and were expecting to get on the course the next day, but they’d opened it up a day early and tomorrow the weather would be wet. We decided to go now. So, instead of fixturing the cam to the windshield, I gave Van the video to hold and we took off. Earlier, I had told Van that I was going to drive the first lap briskly, as if I was on a country road. As we went through the Bilstein Bridge, some clown in a Renault Magrane decided he was going to punk me out by honking his horn and passing me on the inside of the line. After I passed him I had the bit in my teeth and drove as fast as I could see. Which, unfortunately for someone holding a video cam wasn’t the best arrangement. If you saw the video, you’d see the sky, then the dashboard, then a bit of the track, back to the sky. It’s not watchable. However, the soundtrack does have Van’s attempts at self preservation calling out the suggested speeds posted for the turns. LOL. We’re in a GT3. Forget the “suggested” speeds and we aren’t following them anyway. At the end, he became a bit car-sick and was happy to get out after three laps, which I thought was admirable, considering. During the four laps, which is plenty, I

was passed only by an M3 Ring-Taxi, who should know the track by now, and a full blown Porsche Cup Car. Fair enough. I might add, I had a close one with a VW GTI. So, just know you’re on your own in this game. I was under no illusion Porsche’s insurance would pay for my fun. The car handled like a dream. Planted. Fast. Continued on page 24 G O I N G P L A C E S 89.2018

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My Excellent EuroDelivery Adventure - Continued Driving race tracks conjures up a powerful thirst and we went to the Pistenklause, a pizza joint, for a beer. We parked next to McLaren’s, Ferrari’s, Lambo’s more Porsche’s. The Pistenklause has more “Ring” memorabilia than you can count. If you’ve ever been to Siebkin’s at Road America, you get the picture. Twelve of BMW’s “M” tech’s were there holding court. Three guys we talked to said they were pals with Walter Rohrl. Anywhere else, I’d be skeptical. Not here. This was Ring-Rat Central and everyone seemed to be “connected”. I impressed all by driving out of the parking lot right into the dead end. Steve McQueen’s got nuthin’ on me.

Back to Stuttgart A quick trip to Trier and down the Mosel River eventually brought us back to Stuttgart and to the start of our Excellent Adventure. We only had three things left to do; See the Porsche Museum, see the Mercedes-Benz Museum and then dump the car with the forwarder. The Porsche Museum are half off for PCA members. We should have booked a table at the very beautiful Christophus Restaurant, but we pulled into town far too late for that.

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Hard to believe all 6’4” of Dan Gurney could fit into this tiny space.

After James Dean crashed, his car was parted out. It’s said that if all those parts were put together today, you could build seventeen 550 Spyders.

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My Excellent EuroDelivery Adventure - Continued Revelation No. 4: Although the Porsche Museum is very, very impressive, Porsche didn’t invent the automobile; Daimler, Maybach and Benz actually did and they’ve got the museum to prove it. It’s hard to grasp the breadth and depth of the M-B Museum when you’re seeing it. Like the Guggenheim, it’s a ziggurat going down, with floors stocked with the era they’re exhibiting. From the earliest forms of motor transportation, to the most modern, including trucks and race cars, MB has it all. The W196 Strommlien is one of the most beautiful cars ever built. Being this close to it gives me chills and rightly so. The Monza bodied W196 on the left has Fangio’s and Moss’s fingerprints all over it.

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And Home The hand-off to the freight forwarder was a breeze. These guys are pro’s and like keeping their relationship with the factory as tight as possible. Ergo, they make sure you’re happy and satisfied when you’re dealing with them. It all went like clockwork. I signed some papers, they took the keys and ordered up a taxi. Take everything, and I mean everything out of the car. I was back in my hotel a half an hour later, sans Der Blaue Engel. I felt empty. Desolate. Abandoned. Crushed. Okay, I’ll skip the drama, but even knowing that it would be about six to eight weeks before I’d be reunited with her back in Scottsdale was painful. All said, this trip’s pretty much all the fun a boy can have without direct and constant supervision. We did all we set out to do. The trip home was uneventful. My wife was there in the closet, tied up, just like I’d left her, but otherwise in good spirits. There’s a very, very expensive purse coming for her from an outfit with five letters in its name. The speed-cam tickets have already begun to arrive.

Editor’s Note: Tom was expecting delivery of his car anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks from June 30th.

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region



hilosophers can argue themselves blue in the face over when “PORSCHE” began. Was it the first concept for a car, the establishment of Porsche GmbH, the first complete drawings, the first prototype car, the first production car, the production of the 10th car, the 100th.... Perennial author of books about Porsche, Larry Leffingwell arguably jumped the gun with his “PORSCHE - 70 YEARS”, published in September, 2017. This book coincides more closely to the ‘popular’ concept of the 70th anniversary of Porsche, but has much less relationship to the history of Porsche AG and it’s cars. CARS & CURVES is a ‘tribute’, not a history, not a review, not a technical report. (Lest there be any confusion, the curves” in the title are the “Road & Track” kind, not the “Playboy” kind, and this book has no relationship to the ‘Adult Coloring Book’ with the same title.), The book under review is basically a book of pictures, showing various models of Porsches on curvy roads. There is no table of contents, no index, and there is as much emphasis on the scenery as on the cars. Most locations are in Europe (including England, Scotland and Iceland), and the Matte paper adds an ‘arty’ quality to the often double-page spreads. Each of some 26 ‘chapters’ begins with with a one page description of the ‘event’ shown in the subsequent pictures, with only a little technical information about the cars themselves. Some chapters deal with a single car; most show multiple cars, sometimes an early model with a later model. Some locations are repeated with different cars, and at least one car, a Carrera 6 shows up in separate locations. A very impressive book to have on your coffee table, it is bound to promote conversation, either about the cars or the scenery. The oldest car shown is a Typ 64 BerlinRome racer from 1939. The newest included is the 2019 Mission E coupe. There are Street Legal race cars – a 904 and a Carrera 6. Panameras, Cayennes and Caymans are included as well as 356s and 914s. Despite the heritage, no African venue is included, and there are no front-

engined ‘water pumper’s appear on these pages.. Nit-pickers can complain that the chapter on “911Carrera S Cabrio, containing pictures of a drive from LA to San Francisco, shows a picture of Roy’s Motel/Cafe in Amboy without showing the logo on the pavement or even mentioning Route 66 in the caption. Another glitch is that the chapter on driving up the Grimselpass in Switzerland shows impressive scenery (in dreary weather), and lists the featured Speedster as being a ‘54, but shows it having teardrop tail lights and a ‘shine-up’ license plate light. Produced as a book of pictures of Porsches (and landscapes) not a technical reference, these problems are immaterial to the value of the book. At the risk of being obscure, let me say that this is a great book for the Porsche enthusiast, but not particularly valuable to the Porsche aficionado. A ‘coffee table book’ to introduce and inspire the neophyte Porsche fan, not to educate the Porschephile CARS & CURVES is hard bound and contains 432, 8.5x11 inch matte pages. As this is written it is available for $45.54 from Amazon books. published in June, 2018 is comparable to the earlier book, in that it is a big, heavy (~5 pounds) but are otherwise as different as ‘horizontal’ (Leffingwell) vs ‘vertical’ Bogner-Winter. Leffingwell is printed with lots of white space around the text – Bogner-Winter has columns of very dense, fully justified, text. Leffingwell is all in English – Bogner-Winter has matching blocks of German and English text. How incredibly ironic is is then, that the book by reknowned photographer Randy Leffingwell tells the story of Porsche’s first(?) 70 years through text, and the Bogner-Winter book is basicalllyt a book of pictures, showing various models of Porsches on ‘curvy’ roads. Strictly a picture book – CARS & CURVES, A TRIBUTE TO 70 YEARS OF PORSCHE, by Stephan Bogner and Ben Winter, published June 2018 by Delius Klassing Verlag, Germany

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Surprise Present by Barb Crowley


e were so excited when we saw our '53 356 Pre-A coupe was on the cover of the January 2018 Going Places newsletter.

I contacted Angela Manente, editor of Going Places and asked her to send a copy of the newsletter so that it could be framed and given to Dennis for his Birthday. There was a problem though ... that issue was only available electronically and the resolution online wasn't good enough for a high quality print. Luckily, Angela went out of her way to get the original high definition photo and sent it to me. It took some work to keep all this a secret from Dennis because Dennis and I have the same email address ... but it all worked out and he got his special gift! He was surprised and delighted because he thought it was "unobtainium."

Happy 71st birthday Dennis!

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SO OLD in years ... but young at heart!

Listicles Forever

by Danielle Badler


ou know them. You see them everywhere. Those lists of everything from the top five food destinations in the US if you’re into no-cal vegan French street cuisine to the ten best deals on homes in the 90210 area code that are painted red and have excellent street appeal. They’re called “listicles.” Here’s what Wikipedia says: “In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article. The word is a portmanteau derived from list and article.” According to Wired Magazine, we need to get used to it. They ran an article a few years ago titled “5 Reasons Listicles are Here To Stay, And Why That’s Ok.” Get the irony? Anyway, here they are: — Lists curate. — Lists give us additional ways to interact with information — Lists are jumping-on points — Lists are ethically neutral — Lists are not giving you ADHD. Yah well, ok. But I can’t help thinking the whole activity is a bit inane. I mean, at the end of the story in Wired is an actual listing of other stories in which the reader might be interested, including “Discover the six 2018 luxury cars so cool its awesome. They cost under $50K!”

2. The top three Porsche race cars I wish I had seen in full-bore competition. The 917-30, the 962 and the 919. 3. The two Porsches I wish the factory would make because they’d sell so many we’d be assured of a steady stream of sports cars for the rest of our lives. A Porsche pickup truck. I mean, how difficult would it be to join the worldwide sales party by cutting and reconfiguring the Cayenne? And a Porsche Suburban-fighter. I can hardly imagine what the margin would be on these vehicles. 4. Three reasons why Porsche will never again build an affordable sports car. They’re still smarting from the fallout they got when they built the 914 and people called it really a Volkswagen. If they did, how would they then market their used vehicles? Audi would scream and yell to VW management that they’re usurping the TT market. 5. The best products ever developed by Porsche Design. The original Porsche Titan chronograph. The original collapsible sunglasses.

That’s verbatim, friends. Don’t blame me for the awkward and incorrect grammar.

6. The three best Porsche posters ever to grace a garage wall.

Not that anybody seems to care. If they did, tweeting wouldn’t exist today. either. But I digress….

The 993 Turbo photo with the caption “Kills bugs fast.” The 54th Targa Florio photo showing Jo Siffert scattering race fans in a Gulf-Porsche 908-3. The 1000 Kilometer Nurburgring photo showing the Carrera 6 with all four wheels in the air.

Sorry, I just checked my e-mail in-box. And, lo and behold, out of six new entries since I began writing this dribble, two are “10 lightweight jackets that are perfect for fall travel” and “Three perfect blazers you need now.” Of course, I have no idea who actually wrote these things, or whether there’s even the remotest emphasis on objective authenticity. Does it matter? I think not. Which is why I guess I’d better join in the fun. So here goes. The top 9 reasons why, when it comes to Porsches, listicles are like eating empty calories. I’d do 10, but I ran out of space. Not that it really matters. 1. The top three road-going Porsches I wish I had enough money to buy when they were new, because I still covet them and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to drive them, much less afford them.

7. Three reasons I’d pick a Porsche Turbo over an Audi R8 or a Lamborghini Huracan. Resale value. Jump seats. A usable front trunk. 8. The weirdest factory colors for new Porsches, without customization. Lava orange. Chalk. Miami blue. I’m not making this up. 9. The amount of horsepower which is too much for the street. Ha ha. Trick question. You can never have too much power. And you can cite Mark Donahue for that. I rest my case. Welcome to the new new journalism. Listicles forever.

The 904, the Carrera GT and the 918. G O I N G P L A C E S 89.2018

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Porsche Zone 8 Fall Oktoberfest Autocross On the Runway at the historic Minter Field Army Airfield, Shafter, CA Sunday October 7, 2018 Presented by Porsche Club of America, Golden Empire Region


! 6:30 Gates open 8:15 Tech Inspection closes 
 8:25 Mandatory Drivers meeting 
 8:45 Practice lap around the course behind a pace car 9:00 Course is Hot- first driver out! • • • • • • •

Autocross on a one mile runway and this event is open to all vehicles types, Cost: $50 Early Registration through 9/30. $60 Registration Fee afterwards and sorry, no refunds within 48 hours of the event. Location: Minter Field Airport. Address is 201 Aviation Street, Shafter, CA 93263 Online Registration link at : Helmets required and must have a Snell rating of 2010 or newer. Recommend long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants, thin rubber or leather soled shoes. Instructors will be available. Beginners and young drivers over 18 welcomed. Lunch will be available for purchase at the event with no set lunch times.

Two run groups. Note: Run / Work schedule which means you are required to work when not running.

Port-a-Potty will be on site.

All auto-cross events are Rain or Shine events. No Trophies, just lots of driving and fun!

No special car preparation is needed except to take out all loose items in the car and trunk. In fact, we recommend you bring the car you drive on a daily basis. Doing so will give you a greater appreciation for your car's capabilities and improve your driving skills in the process. Our events are very social and we welcome anyone and all makes of cars, not just Porsche. Autocross Event Chair: Tammy Harris (cell) 661-333-8343

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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 or give us a call at 480-968-2858 today

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Treffen Santa Barbara Touring the American Riviera

Red-tiles rooftops giving way to gorgeous sunsets, birdsong mingling with the ocean breeze; islands and whale spouts playing on the horizon – Santa Barbara’s charms and roads tempt and delight at every turn. Join PCA in Spring 2019 for the perfect getaway as we experience the scenic and breathtaking Central California coast of Santa Barbara. Here in this idyllic beach town, wine country and lush gardens welcome you, festivals and music dance through the streets, porticos

Dates: Venue:


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lead to quaint downtown enclaves, and roads prove breathtakingly challenging. Relax at our beautiful host hotel, the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, and enjoy the spectacular views of the golden hillsides as they cascade into sparkling seas. Come with friends, and make news ones, exploring the American Rivera, enjoying the flavors of the coast, and basking in the abundant sunny skies sure to make you smile and make lasting memories.

April 3 – 6, 2019 Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA Website:


Bob Woodwell


Jerry Gambino


Debbie Younger


Kelly Parker


Lyle Capstick 612.991.9780


David Fisher 612.245.1858

Jim Hodos 480-236-1578

Mike Labowitch

Greg Mannion gregorymannion@sprintmail. com

EXECUTIVE APPOINTEES AUTOCROSS Rick Althouse 480.314.0532 Kim Kemper 480.231.9315 CHIEF CONCOURS JUDGE Jack Aman 602.938.1317 CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Scott Mcilvain

MEMBERSHIP Richard Wyatt M O N T H LY M E E T I N G COORDINATOR Mark Baker NAME BADGES Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 NEWSLETTER Angela Manente 952.240.4292

COMPETITION/ DRIVER EDUC ATION PANORAMA LIAISON Mathias Arrfelt Diane Collier c303.378.9109 h623.544.5965 DRIVING TOUR CHAIR Rook Younger P O RS C H ES & PA N C A K ES 480-428-5451 COORDINATORS Camille Miles, Moe Scharhon EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Andy Logan 602.980.2306 EQUIPMENT Dave Fisher 602.763.2996 EVENT REGISTRAR Rook Younger 480-428-5451 EVENT REGISTRAR ASSIS TANT Richard Wyatt GOODIE STORE Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 HISTORIAN Loretta Aman 602.938.1317

and Jane Perlman SAFETY Eric Schmidt SOCIAL COMMIT TEE Vacant SOCIAL MEDIA Jan Mackulak 602.750.2145 SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING Moe Scharhon TECHNICAL Scott Mcilvain 480.968.2858 WEBMASTER Kevin Gilchrist WEBSITE ASSISTANTS Craig Harland Eddy Newkirk

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David Witteried TREASURER

Linda Cobarrubias 310.453.9602 CONCOURS

Brett Mohr Betsy Wadman


Vince Knauf 619.287.4334 WEBMASTER










Russell Shon




David Hockett


Skip Carter



Scott Mann

Tom Brown S A N T A B A R B A R A


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

Just type in the website in your browser. For more information or for special requests, please contact Betsy Andrade, your Merchandise Manager. Email: Cell: 602-550-1212

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SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM The sponsorship programs were designed to allow our current and new advertisers and sponsors a simple way to choose a program that will include; digital on-line published newsletter and internet exposure opportunities all for one simple investment.


The sponsorship program has five tiers: Bronze - $250 includes one small website banner on the 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.


Anderson, Steve; WCI Brokers Central.......14 Andrade, Betsy; Andrade Promotions.........6 Beyer, Russ; Hagerty Porsche Insurance... 4 Bookspan, Richard; Attorney-at-Law..........14 Brasile, Charles & Denise; Real Estate...... 15 Bulldog Detail......................................... 15 Lewis, Steven K.; Wells Fargo................... 33 McIlvain Motors....................................... 33 Patrick Motorsports.................................. .4 Porsche North Scottsdale and Porsche Chandler..................................... IFC

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

Need to Order New Name Bades? 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: 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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