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EDITOR Angela Manente CONTRIBUTORS Mark Baker Bob Beck Andrew Grossman Ragan Grossman Bruce Herrington Ryan Hoadley Jan Mackulak Steve Sapareto Hal Tretbar Rob Turner Richard Wyatt Rook Younger


14.............. All Aboard! 20.............. Speed Bump: Women in Auto Racing - Part 1 23.............. Book Reviews for Porschephiles 24.............. Porsche Pundit: Never Buy a Car at Night - Part 2


4............... 2019 Calendar of Events 7............... Monthly Meeting 8............... Come Join AZPCA at Camp Sunrise 9............... Calling All AZPCA Members 10.............. 8th Annual AZPCA - A Night at the Ballpark 11.............. Salt River Canyon - Pinetop Drive 12.............. Autocross 12.............. Driver Education 17.............. Charity: Bob’s Free Bikes 26.............. 2019 Porsche Club Racing


5............... President’s Corner 14.............. New Members 14.............. Need to Order Name Badges? 15.............. Members’ Anniversaries 16.............. From the Editor 16.............. Social Media 27.............. Arizona Region Board 27.............. Executive Appointees 28.............. Goodie Store 28.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 29.............. Sponsor Index 29.............. Sponsorship Program


Cover: July/August 2005 The Luke AFB Sunday Drive group posing in front of the 302nd Squadron’s signature “Red Tail.” Photo by Bob Beck

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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2 019 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. CLICK HERE AZ.PCA.ORG to check the website for the latest event information.

JULY 2019

*NO MEMBERSHIP MONTHLY MEETING* 14 Su Summer Drive to Camp Sunrise 15 Mo Going Places Deadline (August 2019) 15 Mo Board of Directors Meeting 21-28 PCA Parade - Boca Raton Su-Su 27-28 Flagstaff Overnighter/ Sa-Su Lowell Observatory

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8th Annual Night at the Ballpark Monthly Membership Meeting Going Places Deadline (September 2019) Salt River Canyon-Pinetop Drive Board of Directors Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2019 4 We Monthly Membership Meeting 15 16 28

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Going Places Deadline (October 2019) Board of Directors Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad

OCTOBER 2019 2 We Monthly Membership Meeting 15 19 21 26

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Going Places Deadline (November 2019) Autocross AMP Skidpad Board of Directors Meeting Drivers Education AMP

NOVEMBER 2019 1-2 Fr-Sa 6 We 11 Mo 15 Fr 18 Mo 24 Su

Flight 42 Monthly Membership Meeting Autocross AMP Track Going Places Deadline (December 2019) Board of Directors Meeting AZPCA 60th Anniversary Celebration

DECEMBER 2019 4 We Monthly Membership Meeting 7 14 15 16

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Autocross AMP Skidpad Holiday Party-Ancala Country Club Going Places Deadline (January 2020) Board of Directors Meeting

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

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President’s Corner S t eve

Sap are t o

My Other Cars are Porsches...


espite our having a very active summer for the club, I found it difficult to write my article this month as everything has been said. We had a delightful meeting at Arrivederci’s in Scottsdale this month and I had a fun time with my “factoids” since I learned that a) one of the very first Porsche cars built in 1939 will go on auction by Sotheby’s and expected to fetch about $20 million and b) one of my favorite books, the New York Times best seller for 156 weeks, “The Art of Racing in the Rain”, written by Garth Stein, has been made into a movie to come out in August (see It is the story of a race car driver from the first-hand narrative of his dog, kind of a “Marley and Me” story. If you have not read the book and its sequel, it is great summer reading for everyone, not just racing nuts like me. Twelve years ago this month: The club bought it’s first projector after extensive research by Jan Mackulak and now I don’t know how we could live without one (although, I sure could use a lighter one!). I attended my first Parade that year in San Diego. The Banquet was on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Also, that year, I organized my first Hot Air Tour to New Mexico. We had about 10 cars and we just did the second one last year with over 30 cars. Apparently, it was successful and I have been asked several times if I am planning to do it again. Foolishly, I have promise to do another next year as I admit it was a lot of fun. In reading through my newsletter articles for this month 12 years ago, ironically, I notice that I announced that we had stopped reporting the club finances to the membership and I was going to start doing so again. Well, déjà vu, that has happened again this year. While the Board feels that all members have a right to know the finances of the club, we are reluctant to publish this information to the public so I presented our finances at the last membership meeting. In summary, the club’s budget for the year is well over $100,000 and we are in great shape and in the black, so we are actively looking for ways to give back to the membership. Our 60th anniversary gala at the Phoenix Art Museum is one way since we plan to heavily discount the event. Finally, another plug for our tour on Sunday, July 14th to Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks, a summer camp for kids who have or have had cancer and their siblings. It should be a pretty drive to cooler country with a nice lunch and a great afternoon showing our cars to the kids. Please join us. ‘Nuff said. Drive safely!

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August Membership Meeting

Wednesday,August 7, 2019 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Persian Room 17040 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The August Monthly Meeting will be at the Persian Room in North Scottsdale, on Scottsdale Rd. just south of the 101.  The venue is very nice and the food is excellent.  Let Monthly Meeting Coordinator, Mark Baker know in advance if you have any special food requests (e.g., no garlic or gluten):   Time:  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Social hour 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Club business  

Menu: Appetizers ·         Hummus ·         Greek Salad Entrees ·         Koobideh ·         Chicken Kebab ·         Chicken Filet ·         Gyros ·         Rice

Registration ends on August 4th  at 11:59 p.m., please sign-up at:

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Come Join AZPCA at Camp Sunrise

Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 30TH

Let’s have some fun and put a lot of smiles on the faces of the kiddos at Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks. This is the summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings, which we have supported as a charity for many years. They are always very grateful for whatever they receive so let’s do something this summer. We’ll take a drive up to Payson on July 14th and maybe even pass the buses on our way as we stop for lunch. Once the kids have settled in, we’ll meet them at the camp for them to have a good time with all of us and our Porsches, whatever the model. Those of you who are willing to let the kids sit in your cars, beep the horns and take pictures, that would be great! Then we can have the boys and girls vote for their favorite car; the prettiest and of course the best sounding Porsche. Naturally, we can rev the engines. We will assemble at the Daily Jam Breakfast restaurant (also called Ncounters), 7000 E Mayo Blvd . Phoenix (near Scottdale Rd and SR202). We will leave at 9:30 a.m. for the Camp. We will be charging a registration fee of $20.00 (per vehicle), that will all go to the Camp. Other donations and gift cards are welcome. Questions? Contact Cynthia Giacchetti at:

Register at:

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Salt River Canyon – Pinetop Drive Saturday, August 17, 2019 This is a drive we have not done for a while… Heading out from the East Valley through the mining towns of Superior and Globe, then enjoying the scenic and winding road through the Salt River Canyon. The route takes a turn past historic Fort Apache before passing through Whiteriver and winding up at Charlie Clark’s in Pinetop.

We will have lunch in the Upper Mesquite Room at Charlie Clark’s, with a special menu for our group. Cost per person is $25.00. You will pre-pay when you register on You can make it a day trip or stay overnight and enjoy more time in the cool of the White Mountains.

See details on the event page on the AZPCA website (click HERE).

Register soon, as AZPCA driving tours tend to sell out!

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 AMP Skidpad Saturday, October 19, 2019 AMP Skidpad Monday, November 11, 2019 AMP Track Saturday, December 7, 2019 AMP Skidpad REGISTER ONLINE



Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Arizona Motorsports Park To Register:

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ARIZONA REGION MEMBERSHIP UPDATE 8 by Richard Wyatt, Membership Chair




Recent Transfers In

Pete Costanzo Gilbert, AZ 2015 Cayman S Henry Harris Scottsdale, AZ 2012 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet Jim Hutchison Mesa, AZ 2000 Boxster

Carmen Albandoz-Cox and Alex Albandoz Scottsdale, AZ 1999 911 Carrera 4 2015 Macan S Transfer in from St Louis (STL) Curtis Martin Glendale, AZ 2013 911 Carrera Transfer in from Musik Stadt (MSK)

Clinton Mugge Anthem, AZ

David Pys Scottsdale, AZ 1999 911 Carrera Transfer in from Peachstate (PST)

Richard Olson Phoenix, AZ 1986 911 Carrera 987 911 Turbo Charles Patti Scottsdale, AZ 2002 Boxster S Tom Schryer Chandler, AZ 2018 718 Cayman S

M EM BERSHIP by the numbers

Hyer Solomon and Nichol Brown Peoria, AZ 2017 Macan

1126 Members

Nick Varela Scottsdale, AZ 1971 911E Targa

1766 Total

640 Co-Members

Alex Zilberman Chandler, AZ 2016 Panamera

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: 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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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 J u l y. This data is pulled from Be sure your data, including your email and snail mail addresses are up t o d a t e , a s w e l l a s 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 .

36 Years

Drew and Susan Salter

34 Years Brian Preblich 27 Years Bruce Barth 26 Years Paul Cordell and Dawn Sullivan 25 Years Donald Shaw and Vicki Wheeless 24 Years Jonathan Luse William and Kathryn Kilpatrick 22 Years Jonathan and Alison Ariano 19Years Stuart and Teri Bass Alan Gruening 18 Years Stephen and Ryan Davis James and Ellen Hodos Chas Wirken and Kelly Flood 17 Years Julie Reynolds Andrew and Carrie Schermuly 16 Years Arnold Curry 15 Years Thomas Liguori and Christy Copeman 14 Years Mark and Kristen Browne Albert and Beatrice Zens 13 Years Arthur and Terry Curtis

12 Years Jerry and Camille Eagleston Larry and Jill Porcellato Diane and Greg Smith 11 Years Mike and Nancy Gray Andrew Titus and Patricia Marra John and Maggie Valiante 10 Years Christopher and Chris Hunter James Oest 9 Years Andrew and Karen Logan 8 Years Ernest C’DeBaca Lou Jurik and Blake Hauschild Mario and Kelly Martinez Michael Simons 7 Years Mark and Penny Devlin Chuck Nasser James Roberts 6 Years Amber Brown Daniel and Audrey Haag Gregory and Sandra Herd Jason O’Clair 5 Years Joe Deka Greg Mastroieni Walter and Judy Skowronski Joe Spelich

4 Years Tom and Lisa Beilstein Thomas Fishler Mark Matway Craig and Dawn McCrory Lawrence Merry Matt Morong Vincent and Kathy Palumbo Mark Schaefer 3 Years Ron Hammer Peter and Nancy Heacock Mark Kwosek and Lisa Themistos Todd Rozman Joe Rueda Rick and Kathy Seidel Reza Zahedi 2 Years Chris Besing Brett Guarnieri William and Kim McAleb Chris and Karen McCarthy Michael McEwan William Zeigler 1 Year Andrew Birrell Kevin Campbell Raj Chandrasekaren Patrick Doolittle Nels Dutton Richard and Tana Dwornik John Gooding Margaret Griffen Matt Howard Krystal LaHann Brian McMurray Ken Muncy Randy Nolan Paul Prinke Jim Resnick Zrinka Rozman David Williams

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From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

M a n e n t e


t is officially summer and baseball season is in full swing (pun intended). As it stands right now, our Arizona Diamondbacks are still dealing with major starting pitchers’ problems! They are not going to come anywhere close to catching the Dodgers but maybe, they can snag a Wild Card spot. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the 8th Annual AZPCA Night Out at the Ballpark on August 3rd, the deadline for registration is July 9th. The Diamondbacks can use our support to root them on.

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



We still have some drives planned for the summer season. The deadline to sign up for the Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks event is June 30th. Always check out our website calendar for all the upcoming events because sometimes new events/details will get added to the website after the newsletter is posted.


The winner of the Writer’s Drawing for the July issue of Going Places is Ragan Grossman for “All Aboard!”. She will receive a $30. credit on Motorsportreg, which is good for one year to use on any AZPCA activity.


Please keep those articles and photos coming my way. When you attend an event, consider writing a short story of your experience. Who knows, you might even win! Check out the photos from Alpine XIX Tour on our AZPCA website at: Alpine-Tour-XIX/

It was a fun weekend and we met some wonderful new members too! “It’s not just the cars, it’s the people” Look for the trip article in the August issue of Going Places. If this month’s newsletter cover looks familiar to some of you, it’s because it was from the July/August 2005 issue. I thought it would be fun to look back and share some nostalgia since this year is our region’s 60th anniversary. I don’t have everything going way back on-line but, I am in possession of some older hard copy newsletters and will dig out something interesting for next month’s issue of Going Places. Stay cool and I hope to see you at one of upcoming events.


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All Aboard!

by Ragan Grossman photos by Andrew Grossman and Ryan Hoadley


hat better way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon than out on the water. On June 1st, our club met in Mesa for lunch, took a picturesque 50 mile drive through the Tonto National Forest, and then set sail on the Dolly Steamboat for a nature cruise around Canyon Lake. The adventure began at Red White & Brew in Mesa. I’m not sure who chose this restaurant, but it certainly did not disappoint. The portions were huge, the New York style pizza was very traditional, and the service was excellent. It felt like a friendly neighborhood joint, which was perfect to set the mood for the casual events planned ahead. After lunch, we had a quick driver’s meeting out front with about 40 members. If our large group didn’t turn heads, then the parking lot full of colorful Porsches certainly did! There were beautiful Boxsters, classic (and yellow) Caymans, and numerous 911s. The 991 Turbo Cabriolet and 991 Turbo S caught my eye, along with the 996 Turbo. Now that the waivers were signed, and directions reviewed, we were ready to embark on our journey to the lake. The drive began flat and easy heading north towards the Salt River. The convoy soon entered the Tonto National Forest with a desert landscape as far as the eye could see. When we headed back south through the Usery Mountain range, it was as if we were the only cars on the road. Soon we merged onto the Apache Trail, and I was transported back in time. We passed the Goldfield Ghost Town and the Mammoth Mine before entering into Lost Dutchman State Park. I felt like a giddy kid when we passed a cute little chapel, and my husband explained that it was an old prop from an Elvis western movie “Charrol”, shot there in 1969. As we continued on to the lake, the drive went from enjoyable to thrilling! The flat, easy pavement morphed into twisty two lane roads with quick, exhilarating elevation changes. Even though some of the turns were sharp and curves were blind, the terrain was still very smooth (newly paved) and wide enough not to make us nervous. The towering Superstition Mountains served as a reliable compass, guiding us to the lake’s entrance. We arrived and got our boarding passes with just enough left to freshen up or visit a little before our cruise began. The Dolly Steamboat Cruise was casual, comfortable, and educational. I was lucky enough to sit with our member, Troy Dowies, and his mother, who had lived in the area for generations.

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Even though the boat captain was a wealth of knowledge over the intercom, Troy and his mom added the little gold nuggets of information only a true native would know. Their ancestors even remember when the dams were built, and the reservoirs were created, back in 1925. Can you even imagine what Arizona was like almost 100 years ago? We enjoyed seeing the big horned sheep on the cliffs, and hearing about the petrified wood throughout the area. It was such a lovely way to spend an afternoon. If we do it again, I suggest we stay after and rent a boat to ski or swim for the rest of the day. Let’s take a moment to recognize Jen Bartling, who did a wonderful job executing her first drive event. Editor’s Note: Also kudos to Ryan Hoadley (Jen’s partner) for suggesting the boat cruise.

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by Hal Tretbar, Southern Arizona Region PCA

Women in Auto Racing - Part 1


ver the next several months I’m going to review the stories of some interesting women and their racecars. This month will be the tales of 19th and early 20th century racing pioneers. The next installment will be about the plucky ladies prior to World War II. The last will be about the only women driving in Grand Prix and Formula One events after 1950. From 1880s to the present time women have been involved with fast cars. In 1888, Bertha Benz was interested in her husband Karl’s motorcar invention. She wasn’t afraid to load up the kids for a 50mile drive to grandma’s house before anyone did road trips. That was on a big tricycle with a fragile motor. She found it was fast going downhill but hard to slow down. So she had leather strips riveted to the brake shoes, long before better braking systems were developed.

Depiction of Bertha Benz starting her 50-mile road trip to her mother’s house. In 1897, Lea Lemoine was declared winner of the first all-women’s race. Eight French theatrical ladies from Paris charged around the Longchamps horse track aboard tricycles powered by one horsepower De Dion engines. Lemoine won the same race the next two years. Over the next several years Belgium Madame Labrouse, with her Panhard, placed 5th in the Brussels-Namur Race and in 1898, Italian Countess Elsa d’Albrizzi was 9th in the Padua-Vicenza-Padua Trail driving a racing Benz. On the American side of the Big Pond, petite Joan Newman Cuneo (1876-1954) was a successful racecar driver. She was so successful that in 1908 The Contest Board of the American Automobile Association decided to ban women from any of their competitions. They thought it was too difficult for them to handle those big dangerous machines.

Lea Lemoine

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Joan Cuneo with mechanic Louis Disbrow and son Antoine in her Knox Racer before the races at the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

Joan married wealthy Andrew Cuneo in 1898. After the birth of two children she became interested in automobiles. She was an excellent driver and also learned the mechanics of her cars. She traded her 1902 steam Locomobile for a more powerful 1905 White steam car. The big auto event of 1905 was the Glidden Tour. It ran through several states on difficult unpaved roads. Little 5’2’’ Joan Cuneo loaded up her new White auto with her husband, her riding mechanic and his sister to start the Tour. They were enjoying the first day’s drive when the car in front suddenly stopped and began to back up at the entrance to a narrow bridge. Cuneo tried to evade the car but there was little room. The wheels of her White ran off the bridge causing the car with the passengers to fall into the streambed. Fortunately, the passengers suffered only bruises. The White was a sturdy machine. It started immediately when it was pulled upright by spectators and they were able to drive her car up out of the ditch. The foursome continued the drive until the battered White gave out on the final day of the Tour. Mrs. Cuneo’s accident made newspaper headlines throughout the Northeast and would launch her career as a racer. Over the next several years Cuneo entered many different events including those on Fairground oval tracks. She set a number of women’s speed records in straight-line competitions. In 1906, she was driving an obstacle course called a gymkhana when the car caught on fire. She calmly shut off the engine and turned off the gas before jumping out. Although she suffered painful burns and singed hair, she shrugged it off as nothing unusual. She started the summer of 1908 with a perfect score in the Glidden Tour. Then at a series of races over three days at the New Orleans Fairgrounds she beat the best male racers of the time. She finished second to the champion, Ralph De Palma, in a 50-mile event. The resulting flurry of news articles about her successes seemed to upset the Board of The American Automobile Association that led to the banning of female race drivers in their events. During the next few years Joan Cuneo did less racing. She did set some unofficial speed records and wrote articles for motorcar magazines. She also was a spokesperson for the Good Roads movement. She eventually divorced Andrew Cuneo and 13 years later married a childhood sweetheart, James Sickman. They settled in Michigan to live everyday lives. Her obituary in the local Ontonagon, Michigan paper did not mention her racing career. The New York Times did give her life a brief paragraph. Last but not least of these earliest accomplished female racecar drivers was Camille du Gast. Her story as shown in Wikipedia is summarized below: Her story has shown, Camille du Gast as one of France’s most famous female racing drivers, who became the first to race consistently at the international level. She was born in Paris in 1868. She married a wealthy department store owner, who died when she was 27. According to Wikipedia, du Gast was known as one of the richest and most accomplished widows in France. She was an excellent balloonist, parachute jumper, fencer, tobogganist, skier, rifle and pistol shot, horse trainer – as well as a concert pianist and singer. By 1901, she owned both a Peugeot and a Panhard et Levassor that stimulated an interest in racing. She was reported to be the second woman to have a French driver’s license. In that same year, du Gast and Baroness Helene van Zulen were the only two women entrants in the Paris-Berlin race. The Baroness had already competed in the 1898 Paris-Amsterdam-Paris, so du Gast was the second woman in an international race. Her 20 hp Panhard was underpowered yet she finished 33rd of 122 entrants. In 1902, she competed in the Paris to Vienna race. Her application to enter the New York to San Francisco race was refused because she was a woman. Camille du Gast in her 1903 30hp De Dietrich. Her upright position may be due to a fashionable corset.

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In 1903, she drove the Paris-Madrid race in a 5.7 liter, 30 hp De Dietrich. During the race two drivers plus at least six spectators were killed. Du Gast had started in 29th position and risen to 8th when she stopped to give first aid to a driver trapped under his car in a ditch. Du Gast was credited with saving his life. She restarted and was in 77th place when the race was stopped. Madame du Gast was so well known for her daring and competent driving that she managed to become the only woman official of the Automobile Club du France. The Benz factory team offered her a race seat for the 1904 Gordon Bennett Cup. However, the French government had just passed a law that barred women from competing in motor sports, citing ‘feminine nervousness.’ So du Gast decided to race motorboats internationally. In 1905, du Gast competed in the English Brighton Speed Trials. Her 35 hp car lost to English racer Dorothy Levitt in her 80 hp Napier. After that du Gast became well known for her speedboat competition. Madame Camille du Gast’s exuberant social and sporting life was changed around 1910 when her daughter attempted to have her killed for inheritance. Du Gast escaped the assassination attempt in the middle of the night by chasing the thugs out of her house. In the following years du Gast became renowned for her extensive charity work. She provided health care to disadvantaged women and children that continued even under German occupation in World War II. She was president of the French Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals until her 1942 death in Paris at age 73.

Sources of reference:

Hal Tretbar Editor’s Note: Women in Auto Racing - Part 2 will be in the August issue of Going Places.

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region

Racing & Recipes - The Racing Cookbook


ew books can be said to be a book for everybody, but this is a book for cooks as well as for gearheads/sportscar drivers. As Amazon/Books puts it: “Porsche factory racer and Le Mans winner Jürgen Barth is a great chef as well as a great driver. This unique book brings you 24 of his best recipes cleverly intertwined with his biography, including excellent period photos of his wins. It’s all here: pasta, seafood, steaks, soup, omelettes, salads, even a dessert. If you like Porsches and [or] like to cook, this is the book for you”. Jürgen Barth (son of Formula 1 and Sportscar driver Edgar Barth) was at the epicenter of Porsche’s racing activity from the time he joined the Zuffenhausen as an Engineer in 1966 until he retired four decades later after an illustrious career as an executive with Porsche. As a driver for Porsche, he made thirteen Le Mans 24 hour appearances, a record unsurpassed by any other driver with a single make. He drove Porsches to wins in the 1977 Le Mans, and in the 1980 1000KM of Nürburgring. Racing & Recipes contains twenty-four ‘Chapters’; each highlighting an international race track/race (and the exploits of Jürgen Barthr there), and including a recipe which the author associates with that track/event. The history of the track itself is summarized, and some excellent photos are included. Some of the tracks discussed are no-longer in common use, and some of the events described are ‘vintage’ events run in the 2000s with Porsches from as far back as the ‘50s.

Some of the recipes are rather complex with multiple accessory ingredients and a wide array of spices supporting a ‘simple’ entre such as steak or fish. On the other hand, the ‘cooking’ per se is rather rudimentary, largely stove-top efforts with no elaborate cooking facilities or equipment required.. Cultural differences must be allowed for when using the recipes in Racing & Recipe. Metric measurements (grams and degrees C) are used throughout. Also, references to ‘onion’ without specifying White, Red, Brown, Vadalia, etc., and “fresh chili pepper”, can mean lots of different things to different people, especially residents of the American Southwest. Recipe components “4 leaves of gelatine”, ”Alpine Cheese”, “handful of Chervil “ etc., may cause some scratching of American heads, as may the subject of “Aioli”. Other specifications, such as “250 g of pork lard” may offend modern American sensibilities. Photographs of completed dishes are exquisite, with racing paraphernalia and model race cars included for ‘atmosphere’; even a ventilated brake disk used as a trencher under a dish of Fettuccine!. There are also one-page treatises on special ingredients like Noodles + Rice, Types of Salt, Cooking Oils, various chilies, etc.

Tracks covered range from Laguna Seca and Daytona in the US to Shanghai and Zhuhai in China, with Le Mans, Nürburgring , Targa Florio and Kyalami, etc., along the way. The cars shown range from 550 and 924 through 911s to 917, 934/5, 956, etc.

Racing & Recipes is hardbound, with glossy cover and no dust jacket. There are 160 9x9 inch pages printed on heavyweight glossy paper with many photos, and indecies of drivers/races/ Porsches and recipes/components. It is available for $50 from

Most dishes are generally appropriate to the venue – an avocado dish for Laguna Seca; a noodle soup for Shanghai; a pasta dish for Vallelunga outside of Rome.

Racing & Recipes The Racing Cookbook, by Jürgen Barth and Rudiger Mayer, published 2017 by rmp Rudiger Mayer, Reutlingen Germany.

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by Rob Turner, Maverick Region PCA

Never Buy a Car at Night - Part 2


ride of Porsche ownership, it should have been a momentous occasion, but it wasn’t. I walked into the warehouse in Houston to pick up my 1972 914 and expected to see something low and red, in perfect condition, just waiting for me to twist the key and drive it home. It was low, it was red, but where did all the rust come from? That tell-tale sign of bubbly paint, pushed up from what should be smooth metal was on each lower quarter panel, along the lower edges of both doors and that was the rust I could see (even the slots for the jack were rusted over). I would later discover that it was underneath, having spread to just about every metal surface. Where was the beautiful car I looked at in Karlsruhe Germany, you know the one I saw in the last fading rays of sunlight; that shaft of light angling through the high windows, making the dust in the warehouse sparkle? Yeah, there was a shaft alright, but I was the one that got shafted, not the last rays of sunlight… The place where I picked it up did me a favor and gave me a paper license plate, good for 30 days. There was a large envelope filled with the paperwork; all the importation docs, the EPA and DOT release (being a 1972, it was exempt) and the German TUV title, an old faded green piece of paper that had a lot of scribbling in German on it. I took the keys and opened the door; at least the interior was in very good shape. Twisting the key, the engine caught on the third try and fired up. Shifting into first, the transmission gave that angry grinding cough of gears not sync’ing correctly, so I let out the clutch and pressed it back in slowly, now the gears meshed. I started back towards Austin, hoping to beat Houston traffic. It had been cloudy; looking like rain as I drove northwest towards Austin, but as I got out of town, the clouds parted and the sun came out. Pulling over to the side of the road, I wanted to take the top off and bask in the glory of a sunny day. Loosening the top, I went to the rear trunk to open it, but a sudden gust of wind caught me off guard, ripping the trunk out of my hands, it bent forwards towards the front of the car, breaking both hinges completely off. I stared at the trunk lying on top of the roof and could not believe my lousy luck, it could not get worse…it did. A short time later, I got pulled over by the State Police; I had been doing 70 mph in a 65 mph zone. He reached for his book to write the ticket, but took pity on me when I told him my sorrow filled story and when I pointed to the speedometer registering Kilometers per hour not Miles per hour he let me off with a stern warning. I made it back to Austin without further incident… thank goodness. I hated calling Germany during the day; it cost a lot of money, so I waited until the middle of the night (morning in Germany) and called the guy I had purchased the car from. I called and called and the phone just rang and rang, nobody answered. | 24 |

Really I do not know what I expected, maybe for him to take it back, I don’t know. But I tried over the next week or so and nobody picked up. Finally I called the shipping company that had handled the transatlantic shipment and they answered the phone alright. I was routed through to a senior manager who wanted to know if I knew where this individual was. I did not; I was calling to complain about the vehicle I received, I had been ripped off. He said I was not alone, there had been many people that had called to complain, but at least I had a car and a title, most of the other people that called had neither. I had to talk to the German police and told them the same thing. They thanked me for calling and that was that. I called my friend Hans and he reminded me that he had warned me about this fellow and that I did not listen. Yep, guilty as charged, my quality of character radar did not pick this guy up at all. He was one smooth operator. Then Hans told me the sorry tale, at least everything he knew or guessed. It appeared that this guy was collecting a lot of money from his US customers and holding it. He made up a variety of excuses telling them that cars were delayed, shipments missed, inspections incomplete, deliveries rescheduled. He had been in this business for a long time and had a good reputation, but he had other plans. He kept all the money and skipped out with his wife to Brazil taking over $2M US. What really upset me was that he and his wife left their two huge Great Danes at the office, with just a bit of food and water. They were found several days later, very hungry, very thirsty, but only a little worse for it. Hans reminded me “I told you so”, he knew this fellows true character. Too bad for me and all the rest of the people that got ripped off. I thanked Hans, I was done buying grey market cars, the tide had turned and there was little demand, it was a fun time but in the end it withered on the vine, another victim of its own success; there were too many people trying to sell too many cars to too few people. So I was stuck with this beat down 914. A few weeks later I still had not registered the car, but knew that I should. The paper tag had just about expired when I went to register it. I had been dreading it, as all the paperwork was in German. I went into the Texas Department of Transportation and patiently waited my turn. I went to the window and placed the request for a Texas title on the counter along with all the supporting information. The gal behind the counter took one look at it and hung her head shaking it back and forth, no doubt asking herself….why did she get me? She looked at me and asked what language this was in, I replied German, she informed me that she did not read German, I told her I did not either…this was going to take a while.

She told me to wait while she went to get a supervisor, both returned a short time later and I went through the same info once again. At one point they just looked at each other, having no idea what to do. Finally the supervisor said to the gal to do the best she could, turned and walked away. Wow! I pointed to each section and told her what it meant (I at least knew enough about German titles from all the cars I imported) and together we figured it all out. It took a long time, no doubt all those folks behind me in line wished I was somewhere else. But I left with a temporary title, plates and a registration sticker. The car was now US legal. A 1972 Porsche 914 with a lot of rust and the reminder – Never buy a car at night. Nothing good ever comes from not being able to see what you bought. Trust me on this. Yeah, thanks Dad, now I remember.

RL Turner is the author of The Driver, a series of action adventure novels, available in both print and ebook on Amazon (more info at Having owned a dozen Porsches and driven hundreds of laps on racetracks throughout the southwest, author Turner knows a few things about going fast in a Porsche and then fixing them when he breaks something.

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