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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 Bryce Brown Jason Bunting Rich Burke Diane Collier Yvette Kopachik Jan Mackulak Jan Nyquist Dennis Parle Alan Smith Alma Stewart Dwane Stewart Bob Tomlin Nancy Tomlin Chas Wirken Cheryl Woodwell Rook Younger

IN THIS ISSUE

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FEATURES

5............... President’s Corner 12.............. From the Editor 15.............. Meet A Member 17 .............New Members’ Day CF............. AZPCA Fun Run - Las Vegas 20.............. Zone 8 Concours Judges School 24.............. Autocross #7 Results 25.............. AZPCA “Storms” Las Vegas 26.............. Experiencing the Porsche Experience Center... 27.............. Book Reviews for Porschephiles 31.............. Social Media Live! IBC............ Treffen Hill Country

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.............. AZPCA Alpine Tour XVII 12.............. 2017 - 968 West Coast Gathering 13.............. Durango Trip 14.............. Porsches and Pancakes 16.............. Bagdad Drive and Lunch 16.............. Prescott+Porsche+Picnic 21.............. 6th Annual AZPCA Night Out at the Ballpark 28.............. 2017 West Coast Series - PCA Club Racing 29.............. 2017 Porsche Parade - Spokane, Washington 29.............. Porsche Club of America Treffen Ashville 31.............. 2017 Porsche Club of America Cruise 33.............. April 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 & Websites 34.............. Sponsor Index 34.............. Sponsorship Program Cover:

AZ.PCA.ORG

Red Rock Canyon By Cheryl Woodwell

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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s I write this we have just finished a busy first week in April. Tuesday started off with a Board of Directors meeting, Wednesday the April monthly meeting at Chandler Porsche drew a sell out crowd of 120, Saturday 95 attended the New Members Day at the Farm at South Mountain, and on Sunday the Swap Meet and Detail Clinic was held. As you can tell, the Arizona Region offers numerous activities. Be sure and check the AZPCA website calendar of events for club activities. Monthly meetings, Porsches and Pancakes, Sunday Drives and several tours are on the agenda. 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.

Brown

Time marches on and the 2018 elections are just around the corner. At the April Board of Directors meeting, Rook Younger was selected as the 2018 election-nominating committee chair. I encourage each of you to become further involved with your club and contact Rook to put your name forward as a potential club officer. Rook’s contact information is found on the club website HOME page under ABOUT, then scroll down to Arizona Region Board. The same information is found in Going Places near the back page under Arizona Region Board. Bob Frith and Jim Borowske have been working diligently on Flight 40 for the past couple of months. They are planning a terrific 40th anniversary event. Details will be passed on as they become available and registration will be opening later this summer. Stay cool and we will see you at an upcoming event.

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 JUNE 2017

OCTOBER 2017

JULY 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

3 Sa Porsches and Pancakes 7 We Monthly Membership Meeting 7-11 We-Su Rocky Mtn High Way - Colorado 9-11 Fr-Su XVII Alpine Trip 23- 25 Fr-Su 968 West Coast Gathering 26 Mo Board of Directors Meeting *NO Going Places Deadline*

*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 18-21 Fr-Mo 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

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

1 We 4 Sa 11-12 Sa-Su 15 We 18 Sa 27 Mo

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

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

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

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ME MBE R S !

Bill Berendes and Karen Meier 1973 Rose Red 911 T Coupe Mesa, AZ James Brakett Tulsa, OK Milt and Patricia Feltch 2017 Black 911 C4 S Coupe Mesa, AZ Jeff Flaherty and Kelly Parker 1963 Ruby Red 356 B Cabriolet Cave Creek, AZ Michealangelo and Fern Harris 1987 Black over Red 911 Cabriolet Casa Grande, AZ Chris and Ann Marie Pascale 1988 White 911 Club Sport Coupe Carefree, AZ Bob and Jan Scott Guards Red 911 SC Coupe Fort Collins, CO Henery Yee and Michael North 2005 Boxster S Roadster Phoenix, AZ

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HAPPY AZPC A ANNIVERSARY! Arizona Region AZPCA Members Celebrating June 2017 Membership Anniversaries

32 Years John and William Caron 20 Years Dean and Elaine Lewellen David and Kristine Reid 19 Years Herb and Nancy Lienenbrugger 18 Years Richard and Diane Mazer 14 Years Gary and Lisa Allard 12 Years Ron and Von Perot 11 Years Armand Doche Phil and Susie Mitchell 8 Years Mathias Arrfelt 7 Years Bernard Hay 6 Years Bryce A. and Mary Brown

5 Years John and Cat Roberts Kirby Korth Will and Ronda Updegraff 3 Years Craig and Kim Harland Robert and Nancy Smith J a s o n Wa k e f i e l d a n d Courtney LaPrise 2 Years Michael and Rena Anderson Neal Halpern Eddie Newkirk Denver L. and Trisha Pittman 1 Year Greg and Audrey Bartnicki Nancy Carman Mark LaPalm and Ed Jones Deidre Russell Neal Simpfenderfer Bruce Tudor Tammy Wentworth Martha Williams and Kort Kurdi

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

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AZPCA Members

Please notify the membership chair when your address, phone number, or email changes, even temporarily. We want to be sure you receive email blasts and Going Places. Going Places Newsletter can’t be forwarded. Thank you for your understanding and support. Jason Bunting, Membership Chairman membership@az.pca.org 612.245.1858


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2017 Membership Meetings

Social Media Updates from Your Club!

June 7 - Jasmine Tokyo Asian Buffet August 2 - To Be Announced September 6 - To Be Announced October 4 - Oktoberfest Celebration November 1 - Porsche North Scottsdale December 6 - To Be Announced

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

Dinners begin at 6 PM (unless otherwise noted) Please RSVP on the website at az.pca.org

FACEBOOK has 791 “Likes” and 781 “Follows”! Write a review and give us 5 stars if you love this club! fb.com/azpca

TWITTER has 239 “Followers” and “Following” 270. Looks thru our 481 tweets to see what you missed! twitter.com/azpca INSTAGRAM has 297 “Followers” and “Following” 580 Wow! Great pictures and videos of all-things-Porsche! instagram.com/azpca

Porsches and Pancakes

PINTEREST has 71 “Followers” and “Following” 82. Since the last meeting, I posted a new vanity plate from one of our chairs. See if you can find it! pinterest.com/azpca

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June 3 - ALMA WxSW Cusine

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

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

GOOGLE+ now at 13 “Followers” and “Following” 17. I always find some cool Porsche things to post here from interests I follow. Go to plus.google.com/, search on AZPCA to find our page.

YOUTUBE has 45 subscribers, 45 videos and 1027 views! Please “Subscribe” and check out who we subscribe to also. Always a new video out there to check out! bit.ly/azpca

Monthly Meeting Wednesday, JUNE 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM JASMINE TOKYO ASIAN BUFFET 7000 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Jasmine Tokyo is a premium buffet and made-to-order restaurant with a large variety of Asian dishes and an uncompromising quality of food and service. Remember to register on line at: az.pca.org/events no later than midnight Sunday, June 4

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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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Alpine Tour XVII June 9 – 11, 2017 The Seventeenth (!) Annual AZPCA Alpine Tour to the White Mountains is June 9-10-11. The Tal-Wi-Wi Lodge is our destination in Alpine, Arizona. Make your room reservations by calling the lodge directly: 928-339-4319. Tell them you are with the Porsche Club-Arizona Region. You will need a room for June 9-10.

Our itinerary is different from past Alpine Tours: Friday, we will drive up the Beeline Hwy to Payson, then head east on AZ-260 toward Show Low and Pinetop. Before reaching Eager/Springerville we'll take the beautiful, fun route by Sunrise Park Ski area and Big Lake, to Alpine. Saturday, we will take the spectacular drive south on highway 191 to Morenci and Clifton, looping back to Alpine via Highway 180 in New Mexico, another great driving experience for your Porsche. Bring your favorite hors d’oeuvres to share with your PCA friends at our social gatherings on Friday and Saturday. The Tal-Wi-Wi frequently sells out, as it has for this popular weekend event in the past. Details for this event are on the event page on the club website, az.pca.org. Be sure to RSVP using the link on the event page, and make your reservations soon at the Tal-Wi-Wi Lodge.

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From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

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ope you are all enjoying the summer and participating in some of the awesome events that have been planned. We are looking forward to the Durango Trip in August and already made our reservations to ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad roundtrip! Don’t forget to sign up for Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs game at Chase Field on Saturday, August 12th. In case you didn’t see or hear the news, Porsche tied with Lexus for most reliable cars. This according to a 2017 vehicle dependability study conducted by J.D. Powers. You can find the entire article at www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2017vehicle-dependability-study. Lucky for Mark and I that we have one of each. I want to acknowledge some of our loyal, long-time members celebrating AZPCA anniversaries this month: 32 Years John and William Caron 20 Years Dean and Elaine Lewellen David and Kristine Reid

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The winner of the Writer’s Drawing for the May issue of Going Places is Rick Forbes for “Sunday Drive to the Mining Camp”. Rick will receive a $24. 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. Thank you Mark Baker for taking on the Monhly Meeting Coordinator position. We now have monthly meetings back on the calendar. 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 and don’t forget the suncreen!

Angela

2017 968 West Coast Gathering June 23-25, 2017 There will be a gathering of 968 owners this summer in scenic Mendocino, CA on the N. CA coast! Think U S 1 coast highway and Redwoods! Not too far off of Highway 101, Mendocino is a funky little seaside town that will be a great base for scenic drives, social time with fellow 968’ers and wine tasting! The base hotel is the Hill House Inn (www.hillhouseinn.com) with discount rates of $139/night. There are plenty of higher-priced boutique hotels/inns/B&Bs and just up the road in Ft. Bragg are some lower-priced lodging to suit all pocketbooks and tastes. Make your reservations soon to check-in on Friday, June 23rd and check-out on Monday, June 26th. Ask for the “Porsche 968” special rates. For more details and to let me know you are coming, contact me at bob911@cableone.net!

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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

8 Porsches and Pancakes Saturday, JUNE 3, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM ALMA WxSW CUISINE 8989 N Scottsdale Rd. #608 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Located in Gainey Village

In the past, the Club has enjoyed breakfast at the Soul Cafe. Our choice for June, Alma WxSW Cuisine, and the Soul Cafe have two things in common. Both have the same owner and the meaning of Alma in Spanish is Soul. This restaurant has a beautiful large patio plus attractive indoor seating. The breakfast menu is divided into four sections: The West, The Southwest, Pancakes and Omelettes The food is delicious! Thank you Debbie Younger for the recommendation. You can check out the breakfast menu at www.almascottsdale.com. Please plan to join us! Remember to register on line @az.pca.org no later than May 31st.

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 AZ PCA 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!

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MEET A MEMBER

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he AZPCA is made up of a wonderful group of members. As Going Places Editor, I would like to introduce this month’s feature members, Rich and Wendy Burke.

1. When did you join PCA?

Originally in 1978 for about 10 years in the Sacramento Valley Region and then again in 1999 for about 6 years. We joined the Arizona region in November 2016.

2. What Porsche(s) have you owned? 1st 1969 911 2nd 1974 914 2.0 Currently, 2014 911 Carrera S (991)

3. Where are you from?

Roseville Placer County California.

7. Next upgrade? None planned.

8. Have you personalized your car?

Added front and rear cameras (for Wendy).

9. Favorite memory with a car?

Lots and Lots. Working at the 2000 Sacramento Porsche Parade tops my list. The many events in Zone 7 over the years.

10. Why did you buy your Porsche?

I have always wanted another Porsche. Now that we are retired it’s the perfect time for us. We now have the time to enjoy the car. What better way to enjoy the car, make new friends and to be with the best, people who love the Marque than joining PCA?

4. Family?

11. High school nickname?

5. Work background or trade?

12. Top 3 cars you would own?

Wife, Wendy. Rich: US Army Retired 1989, Software Engineer Retired Wendy: Colusa County Librarian Retired

6. What makes your car special?

It’s the first Porsche I’ve owned that I didn’t have to work on when I brought it home. And it’s ours!

None

In addition to our current Porsche … it’s really difficult to narrow my choices down to 3: 1. 1956 Porsche Speedster (totally restored) 2. 1937 V12 Lincoln Zephyr (hot rod) 3. 1988 Porsche 959

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BAGDAD DRIVE AND LUNCH Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Let’s go for a drive! Saturday May 20th we’ll head up the hills to Bagdad for lunch at the Copper Country Bar & Grill! This drive will take us on some great Porsche roads! Escape the Phoenix heat for some hot driving! 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, Kirkland, and ending at the Copper Country Bar & Grill in beautiful downtown Bagdad! Lunch will be a Fajita Buffet for only $22 per person, featuring a choice of Sizzling Steak, Chicken, and Veggie Fajitas served with homemade Rice, Beans, Chips and Salsa along with all the fajita fixin’s. Please register at AZ.PCA.ORG, under Calendar Events no later than Thursday, May 18th so we can plan for sufficient food. The drive will leave promptly at 9 AM so be at the departure point on time!

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! | 16 |


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AUTOCROSS #7 RESULTS by Rick Althouse and Kim Kemper photo by Jan Nyquist

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AZPCA “STORMS” LAS VEGAS by Bob and Nancy Tomlin

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his years Las Vegas run was a resounding success! Thirtytwo AZPCA members and guests drove their 17 Porsches north to meet the Las Vegas region, which kindly arranged several very enjoyable events. Lots of effort went into planning this trip and it showed! Day 1 – On Thursday morning, March 30th, event organizers Bob and Cheryl Woodwell, gathered us for breakfast and drivers meeting at the First Watch and provided us with route instructions. We headed north in perfect weather, and after a ‘bio break’ in Wickenburg, we stopped for lunch at the popular ‘In and Out’ Burger in Kingman. As we headed north across the desert we encountered progressively stronger winds up to 80mph. We appreciated our Carrera’s slippery shape! By the time we approached Las Vegas, a major dust storm was in progress, and we were relieved to reach our hotel, the ‘M’ Resort in Henderson, without incident. The ‘M’ Resort, which was to be our base for the next few days, provided very comfortable accommodations, good restaurants, and secure convenient parking for our Porsches. That evening we met with members and co-organizers from the Las Vegas region for cocktails and dinner at the hotel. We received instructions for the planned events for the following day and socialized with our fellow PCA friends. Day 2 – Following breakfast the next morning, we met in the hotel parking lot and after a drivers meeting headed north, skirting the strip to the mountainous Red Rocks Park, where we stopped for a scenic photo op. We then drove around the mountains toward Pahrump, and the Spring Mountain Motor Sports Park. This event was arranged by Las Vegas region member Salomon Braun, who has a membership in the Park, and who kindly arranged for our club to experience this excellent facility. Rather than trying to adequately describe it, you can look on their website SpringMountainMotorsports.com for more information. We signed waivers, received descriptive literature and advice from one of driving instructors, who led us on to the race track for several exciting “parade” laps. Everyone was thrilled and no one disgraced himself or herself. Afterwards, we met for lunch in the beautiful clubhouse, and watched some of the racing that was in progress from the clubhouse-viewing tower. This is a really cool and complete racing facility. We said our goodbyes to Spring Mountain, and the group proceeded to the Pahrump Valley Winery. Gretchen, one of the owners gave us a lovely tour of the vineyards and one of the facilities where they bottle the wines. We enjoyed a little wine tasting, and the whole wine making process before heading back to our hotel. During the visit to Pahrump area Cheryl entertained us with a

local story and a job opportunity she suggested (tongue in cheek I am sure) that she might want to consider? That evening, the Las Vegas region hosted a combined region dinner social at a local auto restoration company called Atomic Motors. A wonderful dinner of ‘street tacos’ and trimmings was served among many of the restored cars that were on display. The owners, Cat and Bill Biler, gave us a tour of their impressive facility. It gave us another excellent chance to socialize and meet with the friendly members of the Las Vegas region. Day 3 – The Gimmick Rally! Las Vegas region member, Scott Hatcher had planned a wonderful Gimmick Rally, mostly centered on the attractive town of Summerlin, where we congregated in one of the beautiful city parks. This event provided a workout for the navigators and an interesting tour of an area of Las Vegas that we had not visited before. We not only had to follow the exact route, but spot items along the route and answer general Porsche and Nevada/Arizona state questions. This was to balance the 3 awards given to members of both of the regions. The conclusion of event was at the salubrious Paiute Indian Reservation Golf Club, where we met for lunch and the awards presentation. Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas graciously provided the prizes to the exhausted, but happy contestants. Relationship counseling and divorce lawyers were available at the end of rally (LOL). The winners were as follows: AZ Region – 1st place – Alan Smith and Marshall Wallace 2nd place – Amy and Bill Kremer 3rd place – Bob and Cheryl Woodwell ( who picked the tie breaking number ) LV Region – 1st place - To Be Announced 2nd place - To Be Announced 3rd place - To Be Announced Some members returned to Phoenix after the rally, while others stayed over Saturday night returning to Phoenix on Sunday. Bob and Cheryl, Moe Scharhorn and Jane Perlman also attended the Las Vegas member breakfast and quarterly meeting at the Red Rocks Country Club before heading back to the valley. They reported that this was a lovely and delicious event. We hope you will plan to join us next year! Thank you Bob and Cheryl for a wonderful fun tour. This was one of the best! And thank you to our photographers, Jan and Monyette Nyquist and Cheryl Woodwell. (Check out all the photos at AZ.PCA.ORG). And a big thank you to the Las Vegas region members, our very hospitable co-hosts, and especially President Mike Dugan, Salomon Braun, Scott Hatcher and their lovely wives plus all of their members that joined us on the many entertaining events. G O I N G P L A C E S 86.2017

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EXPERIENCING THE PORSCHE EXPERIENCE CENTER LOS ANGELES by Chas Wirken

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confess to cheating on the Porsche Club of America, but you’ll understand. You see, another organization provided the opportunity to visit the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles for what was reportedly its first banquet event. On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Porsche Owners Club held its annual awards banquet at the PEC LA. As a member of POC, a Southern California-based Porsche racing club I also race with, my heart “raced” at the chance to see the new facility.

Porsche Experience Center LA is, in So-Cal terms, Disneyland for Porschephiles. The 53-acre facility offers a driver development track with multiple challenges, an off-road course, state-ofthe-art driving simulators, a fully stocked Porsche boutique, a design center to option out your next new Porsche, event space, conference rooms, and two dining options; The Speedster Café and Restaurant 917.

Before dinner, I toured the PMNA side of the glass where a number of historic racecars are undergoing restoration for the Porsche Museum. Also present was a new GT3 Cup car being readied for delivery (alas, not to me). And several racecar engines sat in various stages of rebuilding. I also met Jens

Walther, the President & CEO of PMNA, who interviewed me last year before approving my purchase of a 2016 Cayman GT4 Clubsport racecar. While waiting for dinner to be served, quests were treated to a taste of the track. Hot laps were offered in a fleet of Porsches. Be prepared when it’s your turn to drive the track, it is tight.

But wait, there’s more. Porsche Experience Center LA is also home to Porsche Motorsports North America. Its gleaming white and spotless workspace is visible through the glass wall of the large banquet room.

Whatever your interest in Porsches, the Porsche Experience Center LA is a must see.

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region

PORSCHE BOXSTER AND CAYMAN, THE COMPLETE STORY by Johnny Tipler PORSCHE Boxster and Cayman, the complete story, by Johnny Tipler, published 2016 by Crowood Press, Ramsbury, Marlborough, UK.

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ore than most Boxster books, this provides great homage, in pictures and text, to the 4-cyl, air cooled Spyders. The index lists 9 references to the 550 Spyder, 18 to the 718 Spyder, 5 to the 904, as compared with only 4 references to the 718 Boxster. Coverage of the Boxster and Cayman is quite complete from the Boxster 'concept' of the 1993 Detroit Motor Show through the Boxster Spyder and the Cayman GT4, marking the end of the 6-cylinder era for these cars. The “Introduction” provides a very comprehensive summary of the genesis and evolution of the Boxster and Cayman models. Chapter 1 “Antecedents”, deals with the original Spyders, the 910 racer and the 914. Chapters 2-7 deal with the details of the models and the year by year changes, and includes (in Chapter 2) an extensive interview with Harm Lagaaij, Porsche's Head of Design during the gestation of the Boxster. Chapters 8 & 9 deal with driving and racing/modifying respectively. The Cayman is given incidental mention in the appropriate Boxster year-model chapters, then full coverage in the Caymanspecific Chapter 7. PORSCHE Boxster and Cayman is profusely illustrated. Some pictures look strange because the cars are right hand drive, or are on the 'wrong' side of the road. The arch typical twisty drive in this book is 'The Snake' not 'The Tail of The Dragon'. True, the 'Corkscrew' at Laguna Seca and 'The Downhill' at Lime Rock are mentioned as a prototypes for 'The Mouse Trap' at Blister Berg (a track that is described in detail), but most of the track references are meaningless to Americans.

The narrative gives complete description of the evolution of Boxster (and Cayman) design, plus performance factors and aesthetic considerations. The introduction of various options is discussed as well as when some of them became standard. For the less literary inclined there are very comprehensive specification tables inserted in the appropriate places in the text. These tables, provided for every generation and model (and indeed there are many), are gold mines of information for anyone interested in these cars. The chapter “Driving the Boxster and Cayman” is almost more about the local(s) and the road(s) than about the car, its performance and handling, or cockpit conveniences. It is still interesting to read, and gushingly enthusiastic about traveling in a Boxster. Interestingly, this chapter includes something of a comparison test with a 2005 Harley-Davidson 'V'-Rod', and a comprehensive race report of the 2014 24 Hours of Nürburgring! Travel references to 'Route 500' and 'A8' are unfamiliar though acceptable, but the section titled “Rocky Mountain Highs” is somewhat off-putting when it becomes clear that the subject is a 500 mile loop drive in Scotland. The “Competition and Modification” chapter is mostly about companies in UK (and RUF in Germany) that perform modifications or provide aftermarket 'upgrades', but the concepts described are applicable whomever the supplier of components. PORSCHE Boxster and Cayman does indeed provide a very complete story of the 6 cylinder Boxsters and Caymans, and contains 192, 8-1/2 x 11 inch pages with many photos and a comprehensive index. It is formatted to be an interesting read as well as an efficient reference book. A must for any dedicated Boxster/Cayman enthusiast, owner or not. It might be available for $44.95 from your favorite book seller (ask for it), or from http://www.amazon.com/books

G O I N G P L A C E S 86.2017

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ARIZONA REGION BOARD PRESIDENT

Bryce Brown president@az.pca.org

AUTOCROSS Rick Althouse 480.314.0532 Kim Kemper 480.231.9315 autocross@az.pca.org

Lyle Capstick 612.991.9780 vicepresident@az.pca.org

CHIEF CONCOURS JUDGE Jack Aman 602.938.1317 concours@az.pca.org

SECRE TARY

CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Scott Mcilvain CDI@az.pca.org

VICE PRESIDENT

Jan Nyquist 602.684.0077 secretary@az.pca.org

TREASURER

Bob Woodwell 480.659.2297 treasurer@az.pca.org PA S T P R ES I D E N T

Rook Younger 480.428.5451 pastpresident@az.pca.org

DIREC TORS - AT- L ARGE

Chuck Brasille 602.741.5338 ChuckBrasille@az.pca.org

Jason Bunting 612.245.1858 membership@az.pca.org

Gary Solem 707.849.6077 GarySolem@az.pca.org

Bob Tomlin 480.201.3881 BobTomlin@az.pca.org

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EXECUTIVE APPOINTEES MEMBERSHIP Jason Bunting 612.245.1858 membership@az.pca.org

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M O N T H LY M E E T I N G COORDINATOR Mark Baker monthlymeetings@az.pca.org NAME BADGES Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net NEWSLETTER Angela Manente 952.240.4292 gpeditor@az.pca.org

COMPETITION/ DRIVER EDUC ATION Mathias Arrfelt PANORAMA LIAISON drivereducation@az.pca.org Diane Collier c303.378.9109 DRIVING TOUR h623.544.5965 CHAIR panorama@az.pca.org Rook Younger 480-428-5451 SAFETY drivingtours@az.pca.org Eric Schmidt EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Andy Logan 602.980.2306 andrewhlogan@cox.net EQUIPMENT Dave Fisher 602.763.2996 dfish5666@aol.com GOODIE STORE Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net HISTORIAN Loretta Aman 602.938.1317 jlaman914@cox.net INSURANCE Chuck Brasile 602.741.5338 cabrasile@gmail.com

safety@az.pca.org SOCIAL COMMIT TEE Vacant SOCIAL MEDIA Jan Mackulak 602.750.2145 socialmedia@az.pca.org SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING Bob Tomlin 480.201.3881 sponsorship@az.pca.org TECHNICAL Scott Mcilvain 480.968.2858 CDI@az.pca.org WEBMASTER Kevin Gilchrist webmaster@az.pca.org WEBSITE ASSISTANTS Craig Harland Eddy Newkirk


Z O N E 8 S T A F F REPRESENTATIVE

David Witteried zonerep@zone8.org TREASURER

Linda Cobarrubias treasurer@zone8.org 310.453.9602 CONCOURS

Brett Mohr Betsy Wadman concours@zone8.org

CLUB R ACE COORDINATOR

Vince Knauf vvvince@aol.com 619.287.4334 WEBMASTER

Karen Garcia Raines webmaster@zone8.org RULES COORDINATOR

ZONE 8 WEBSITES ARIZONA

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Russell Shon rules@zone8.org

GRAND PRIX

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David Hockett de.tt@zone8.org

L AS VEGAS

Skip Carter secretary@zone8.org

CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

CALIFORNIA F E S T I VA L O F S P E E D

Scott Mann

Tom Brown chair@calfestival.org

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saz.pca.org LOS ANGELES www.pcalosangeles.org

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

Just type in the az.pca.org/store website in your browser. For more information or for special requests, please contact Betsy Andrade, your Merchandise Manager. Email: betsy7890@earthlink.net Cell: 602-550-1212

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Social Media Live Demo! Were You There? by Jan Mackulak

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finally got to do a quick live demo at Porsche Chandler back in April! I know we hit 120 plus people with that monthly meeting, and the feedback was very positive. I wish our meeting sound speakers could have picked up the computer’s video sound from the “Porsche Top 5” video that I showed from Twitter…so next time we promise!

So if you’ve been reluctant to join also, ask me or someone else who is “app-savy” to help you set up an account and show you the basics. Its really easy and fun to see this wonderful “live” world of Porsche! Ask me next time who I found on Facebook from my past and I may convince you to join the Social Media World!

After the last meeting, one of our members said he was finally succombing to “peer-pressure” at work and home and was going to join a Social Media app – but which one should he start with? After a little bit of discussion, we decided Facebook was the best place for him to start.

As always, search on “AZPCA” in your computer’s 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 the easiest thing - find all 7 social media buttons at az.pca.org !

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A P R I L 2 017 M E E T I N G M I N U T E S

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April 5, 2017. Meeting Place: Porsche Chandler. There were 120 members registered for this meeting. If you were unable to attend the April monthly meeting at Chandler Porsche you missed out. As many of you saw the event closed early as we reached the 120-person limit. Lisa, Richard and their employees went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The Arizona Region is very fortunate to have Chandler Porsche as a major sponsor. Over the past 15 years the Arizona Region has been the recipient of the Zone 8 Region of the year 4 times, 2001, 2009, 2011 and 2016. In attendance last evening were five Past Presidents from that time frame. Ken Steele Dale Willis Mark Dreher Dwane Stewart Rook Younger

2001-2002 2003-2004 2011-2012 2012, 2013-2014 2015-2016

Next up we reviewed the continued need for a Social Chair and Monthly Meeting Coordinator. Both positions remain open.

Other upcoming events: April 8 - New Members Day (Registration closed) April 9 - Swap Meet and Detail Clinic April 21-23 - California Festival of Speed April 29 – Autocross AMP May 6 – Porsches and Pancakes at the Breakfast Joynt May 20- Bagdad Drive and Lunch Rook Younger our Tours Chair then reviewed several upcoming tours: April 21-23 - California Festival of Speed June 9-11 – Alpine Tour August 20-23 – Durango! With that we concluded the meeting. So we hope to see you at a future event. Bryce A. Brown President, Arizona Region PCA

Jan Nyquist – Secretary Porsche Club of America – Arizona Region.

Our Bylaws direct the Board of Directors to establish an upcoming election committee by May 1. Historically the recent Past President has chaired the nominating committee. For the 2018 election cycle Rook Younger will chair the committee. At the meeting two volunteers stepped up to help, Richard Bookspan and Kyle Franko. Both are AZPCA Sponsors! Angela Manente our Going Places Editor provided us with an update and requested that everyone submit articles for the newsletter. Alma Stewart is the April Writer’s Drawing Winner for her story “Zone 8 Awards Banquet”. Winners will now receive a $24.00 credit on Motorsportreg good for 1 year on any AZPCA activity. Keep those articles coming! You may be the next drawing winner. Jan Mackulak then gave a live demonstration of the 7 different social media site links found in the upper left corner of the http://az.pca.org website. Be sure and have a look at the great information found on those sites. Bob Woodwell then reviewed the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix event April 29.

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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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SPONSOR I n d e x

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..........22 Brasile, Charles & Denise; Real Estate...... 23 Brighton Motorsports............................... 23 Bulldog Detailing..................................... 28 Capstick, Lyle; First Financial................... 23 Communiform......................................... 34 Don Jackson Enterprises........................... 23 Exotic Motorwerks................................... 4 Finishing Touch....................................... 22 Hommel, Robert J.,P.C.; Attorney-at-Law... 22 iAutohaus................................................ 23 Lewis, Steven K.; Wells Fargo................... 7 McIlvain Motors....................................... 22 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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AZPCA June 2017 Going Places