AZPCA Going Places June 2019

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EDITOR Angela Manente CONTRIBUTORS Rick Althouse Steve Anderson Rich Andrade Lynn Ashcroft Mark Baker Cynthia Giacchetti Barb Cowley Bruce Herrington Kim Kemper Jan Mackulak John Priddy Lon Reeder Steve Sapareto Rob Turner Richard Wyatt Rook Younger


14.............. Autocross #9 Results 19.............. Meet a Member 20.............. Arizona Region’s First Off The Road Tour 23.............. Another Impression of the Off Road Tour 25.............. What You See Is What You Get 26.............. Porsche Pundit 28.............. 2019 Cinco de Mayo 31.............. Book Reviews for Porschephiles


4............... 2019 Calendar of Events 7............... Monthly Meeting 8............... Drive to Canyon Lake/Cruise on the Dolly Steamboat 9............... PCA Las Vegas Region - Flagstaff 2 10.............. Come Join AZPCA at Camp Sunrise 11.............. Flagstaff Overnighter/Lowell Observatory 12.............. 8th Annual AZPCA - A Night at the Ballpark 13.............. Salt River Canyon - Pinetop Drive 24.............. Charity: Bob’s Free Bikes 32.............. Alpine Tour XIX 33.............. Treffen Vermont 34.............. 2019 Porsche Club Racing


5............... President’s Corner 16.............. New Members 16.............. Need to Order Name Badges? 17.............. Members’ Anniversaries 18.............. From the Editor 18.............. Social Media 34.............. Goodie Store 35.............. Arizona Region Board 35.............. Executive Appointees 36.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 37.............. Sponsor Index 37.............. Sponsorship Program

Cover: Off The Road Tour By Cynthia Giacchetti

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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. JUNE 2019 *NO BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING* 1 Sa Canyon Lake Drive/Boat Cruise 5 We Monthly Membership Meeting 7-10 Las Vegas Region- Flagstaff 2 Fr-Mo 15 Th Going Places Deadline (July 2019) 21-23 Alpine Tour XIX Fr-Su

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

AUGUST 2019 3 7 15 17 19

Sa We Th Sa Mo

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

Su Mo Sa

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

OCTOBER 2019 2 We Monthly Membership Meeting 15 19 21 26

Tu Sa Mo Sa

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

Sa Sa Su Mo

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

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President’s Corner S t eve

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My Other Cars are Porsches...


s the summer approaches and we have incredibly cool temperatures for this time of year, our events are not tapering off like in the past. We have such an active region, there will be at least two events each month for the whole summer, not including membership meetings, plus events from the other Arizona Regions, so you need not hide your Porsche from the heat since most will be to cooler places. By the time you read this, Jen will have held the Canyon Lake/ Dolly Steamboat Tour on June 1st. I plan to take my own boat out and follow the cruise up the lake and perhaps take a few people who forgot to get their cruise tickets. An event dear to my heart will be the Camp Sunrise and Sidekick Tour to the summer camp they use near Payson in July. Cynthia Giacchetti, has helped to organize this event which should be a lot of fun. We don’t have too many cars signed up yet but I hope that will change as this group of kids and their siblings dealing with cancer can use all of the fun and support we can give them. As my work is in cancer treatment, I know personally what these kids go through and I am inspired by their bravery and courage. We succeed in giving many of them long lives but not all and we constantly strive to improve our therapies. We are slowly getting closer to determining a site for Phoenix Flight this year. There have been many great ideas, but thus far most have not panned out since we are locked in to the first weekend in November. Hopefully I will have some good news next month. Our colleagues in Northern Arizona (AZ Mountain Region) finally have a website . They have a pretty active calendar so check out their events too since it is always cooler up north. A warning to club members about selling things. One of our members trying to sell a car on our classified list was approached by someone offering a certified check. Please know that it can take over a week to learn that a check, even a certified or cashier’s check is forged and has bounced. The only way to avoid this is to contact the bank issuing the check and confirm its validity, or better yet, make the transaction at the issuing bank. We will not have a Membership Meeting in July, to give everyone (including me) a break, but you will see a newsletter next month as Angela is tireless. ‘Nuff said. Drive safely

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June Membership Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Arrivederci Italian Cuisine 8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd. Ste. D1 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

It is an upscale Italian restaurant and we have a large dining room all to ourselves. It is located on the northeast corner of Pinnacle Peak and Pima Rd. I dined there last week and the food was great. The owner (Franco Cacace) is a member of our club, so come out and join us. We will have a nice buffet featuring the following: Salad (including romaine lettuce, kale and mixed greens (with 3 types of dressing – Italian, Raspberry vinaigrette, and Gorgonzola) Antipasto (including meats, caprese) Main dishes (Eggplant Arrivederci, Chicken Limone, Meatballs (including Penne with 3 types of pasta sauce – Bolognese, Marinara, Vodka) Bread and Butter (and Pesto) Desserts – Miniature Cannolis and Tiramisu Coffee and Soft Drinks Note: They have happy hour pricing on wines from 5pm to 6pm and 20% off of bottles of wine during happy hour. Maximum number of Attendees: 75 Cost: $30 per person Registration is required! Please RSVP by midnight, Saturday June 1st at:

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Canyon Lake Drive and Dolly Steamboat Cruise Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday Drive to Canyon Lake and Scenic Nature Cruise on the Dolly Steamboat.

On Saturday, June 1st, we will be meeting at the Red White and Brew restaurant in Mesa and driving as a group to Canyon Lake to board the Dolly Steamboat for an hour and a half scenic nature cruise on Canyon Lake. During this one-and-a-half-hour, six-mile cruise, you may see desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles and a host of other animals and local wildlife viewed from the decks of the Dolly! We also touch on the beautiful flora from the stately Saguaro cacti to the microscopic organism called desert varnish. Discover why there’s more to Arizona than just desert on this spectacular Canyon Lake cruise. You never know what you might learn about Canyon Lake, Tortilla Flat and the surrounding area aboard the Dolly. A snacks and alcohol bar is available onboard the boat. Please note it is cash or check only (no credit cards). If you’d like to have lunch at the restaurant before the drive, please ensure that you give yourself enough time to be able to attend the drivers’ meeting at noon and leave the restaurant by 12:30 p.m. sharp. The address of the restaurant, Red White and Brew, is 6740 E McDowell Rd #102, Mesa, AZ 85215. We will be boarding the boat between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. After the cruise, you are free to spend more time at Canyon Lake, or return home on your own. Registration for this event will be limited by the number of cruise tickets available from Dolly Steamboat, so please purchase your cruise tickets on the Dolly Steamboat website as soon as you plan attendance. Please ensure you read all cruise requirements posted on the Dolly Steamboat website before purchasing your tickets ! at | 8 |

PCA – Las Vegas Region’s Flagstaff 2 - Northern Arizona Scenic Tours, Gimmick Rally and Tech Quiz PCA - Las Vegas Region Friday, June 7, 2019 through Monday, June 10, 2019 Flagstaff, Arizona and surrounding Areas

Registration is open on and will close by June 1, 2019 Everyone had such a great time at last year’s Flagstaff Scenic Tours and Gimmick Rally, so we are doing it a second time. This year we will have new Tours/Drives and Gimmick Rally. We are also adding a Tech Quiz. So please join us for the Second Annual LVR-PCA Flagstaff Scenic Tours, Gimmick Rally and Tech Quiz. Las Vegas Region invites the three Arizona PCA Regions, Roadrunner Region, Sierra Nevada Region, all Zone 8 Regions and any other PCA members.

This will be a great weekend with people from multiple regions. Make your hotel reservation now! Register soon for this event early, as it may be limited due to the size of the restaurants.

For questions, please contact: Tamela Kahle: E-mail: or Scott Hatcher: E-mail:

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Come Join AZPCA at Camp Sunrise

Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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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Flagstaff Overnighter/Lowell Observatory Saturday-Sunday, July 27 - 28, 2019 It’s mid-summer, and it’s time to flee the hot desert and head to the cool temps of Northern Arizona. So we’ve planned an overnighter to Flagstaff, featuring a visit to the renowned Lowell Observatory. We will take an indirect route to Flag, heading up the Beeline Highway and passing through Payson on our way up the Mogollon Rim. The Rim Country is always scenic and it’s a beautiful drive along Lake Mary Road toward Flagstaff. On our arrival we will check in at the Drury Inn & Suites, adjacent to the campus of Northern Arizona University. After lunch we will head up Mars Hill overlooking the city, for a private group tour at the observatory. Several optional presentations are available after the tour, including viewing through the historic Clark 24,Refractor Telescope. Sunday will be on your own to enjoy the many sites and activities offered in and around Flagstaff, or you may choose to take the scenic route through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona on your way back to the Valley. The Lowell Observatory tour is limited to 50 people, so don’t hesitate -- reserve your spot early! ROOM RESERVATIONS AT THE DRURY INN & SUITES We have a group rate of $214+ tax for the night of 7/27. Your total will come to $237.44 and includes: Free Hot Breakfast - Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more. Free 5:30 Kickback®* - Join us from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®. We feature a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks. Free Soft Drinks and Popcorn - Every evening! Make your own room reservations on line using this link to take advantage of the group rate: Drury Inn & Suites Group Reservations Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720. Refer to the Group 2372283. CUTOFF DATE: To get the group rate, reservations must be received on or before Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

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LOWELL OBSERVATORY TOUR AND EVENING PROGRAMMING We have arranged for a group tour of the observatory at 3:00 PM. On this two-hour tour exploring the campus and learning about the cosmos, you will also learn about the astounding historic research done through the Clark Telescope. You will pay for the tour when you register on (link below). After our tour a number of presentations are offered which run throughout the evening. Click this link for details: Evening Programming:

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SCHEDULE Meeting time: 7:30 AM for mandatory drivers meeting Meeting location: Denny's in Fountain Hills -17053 E Shea Blvd Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Arrival in Flagstaff; check into hotel: 11:30 AM Lunch on your own.

Lowell Observatory Tour: 3:00 PM Cost per person: $12.00 Evening programs at the observatory at your option. There is no group dinner planned, since some of us will want to stay at the observatory for the evening programs that commence around the time our tour ends. You could plan on a hearty lunch that will hold you over while you attend an evening program or two , and have a later dinner. Or you could go into town when the tour ends (around 5:00 PM), have dinner, then return to the observatory for an evening program or telescope viewing. Register for this event on MotorsportReg: G O I N G P L A C E S 86.2019

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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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Autocross #9 Results

by Rick Althouse and Kim Kemper photos by Lynn Ashcraft


ey Autocrossers,

Here are the results from the AZPCA May 4th Autocross. The file on the following page is all of the raw times, so add 2 seconds for each cone registered. The file on the right is the Top Time Of Day, which is your best run sorted from the fastest to the least fastest. Congratulations Kim for capturing the TTOD! Saturday was the last autocross of the 2018 - 2019 season, and it was a great event to end on. We had great weather as usual - very little wind with moderate temperatures until the afternoon when the heat arrived. The course Kim designed was fun, challenging and fast. Thanks to Jim and Mike for helping us setup on Friday. At the drivers meeting Kim and I announced a recognition award for 19 drivers that participated in a majority of autocrosses this season. We presented umbrellas (see photos) courtesy of Arizona Motorsports Park and the AZPCA board. Kim also had 2 special Tee shirts made to “honor” the top Cone Killers. Steve A. hit the most cones for the season, while Steve E. had a mass annihilation of 10 cones at a single event. The autocross ran smoothly with no problems and Pat the Hot Dog Lady provided us with a good lunch. Thanks as always to everyone for helping with assignments and taking down and stowing the equipment and cones at the days end. I hope everyone enjoys their Summer, stay safe and we hope to see you in September for the start of the 2019-2020 season! Best Regards, Kim and Rick

“Who is the May Autox FTD standing behind the umbrella?”

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AZPCA A-X #9 May 4, 2019 DRIVER Kim K Steve E Paul R Brian M Mathias A Steve A Jim E Jon R Dane T Eric S Jason S Mark H Dave M Scott M Don C Mike T Pete P James W Rick A Don L Nathanael W Ryan H Myers H Bill S Sam D

Bert M April L Julie R Nichole R Katerina J Marwan J Ray J Lisa C

CAR 2016 Porsche GT3 RS 2016 Corvette Z06 2010 Corvette Z06 2016 Corvette Z06 2014 Dodge Viper 1990 Mazda Miata 2019 Corvette Z06 2014 Porsche Cayman S 1990 Mazda Miata 2006 Porsche 911 2003 Corvette Z06 2007 Porsche 997 GT3 2004 Honda S2000 2006 Mazda 3 2005 Lotus Elise 2004 Corvette Z06 2018 Porsche Cayman 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2008 VW Rabbit 2018 BMW M2 2004 Honda S2000 2016 Porsche Cayman 2013 Scion FRS 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS 2013 Scion FRS

2005 Lotus Elise 2018 BMW M2 2018 Subaru WRX 2018 Subaru WRX 2011 BMW Z4 1998 Porsche Boxster 2014 Corvette 2011 BMW Z4


BEST RUN 47.925 48.503 48.953 49.469 49.579 49.79 49.973 50.238 50.464 50.546 51.246 51.247 52.084 52.602 52.647 53.111 53.288 53.477 53.645 53.737 53.772 54.293 54.54 56.02 56.623 56.866 57.594 57.781 57.883 59.016 60.14 60.321 61.11

AZPCA A-X #9 May 4, 2019 DRIVER April L Scott M Eric S Sam D

Jon R Mike T Brian M Steve A Don C Don L Ray J Bill S Pete P Dane T Nathanael W Bert M Rick A Steve E Mathias A Jim E Dave M Julie R Paul R Mark H Jason S Myers H James W Lisa C Marwan J Ryan H Kim K Katerina J Nichole R

CAR 2018 BMW M2 2006 Mazda 3 2006 Porsche 911 2013 Scion FRS

2014 Porsche Cayman S 2004 Corvette Z06 2016 Corvette Z06 1990 Mazda Miata 2005 Lotus Elise 2018 BMW M2 2014 Corvette 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS 2018 Porsche Cayman 1990 Mazda Miata 2004 Honda S2000 2005 Lotus Elise 2008 VW Rabbit 2016 Corvette Z06 2014 Dodge Viper 2019 Corvette Z06 2004 Honda S2000 2018 Subaru WRX 2010 Corvette Z06 2007 Porsche 997 GT3 2003 Corvette Z06 2013 Scion FRS 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2011 BMW Z4 1998 Porsche Boxster 2016 Porsche Cayman 2016 Porsche GT3 RS 2011 BMW Z4 2018 Subaru WRX



RUN 1 RUN 2 RUN 3 RUN 4 RUN 5 RUN 6 RUN 7 CONES 60.693 58.703 57.659 57.594 59.395 59.024 58.382 53.061+1 52.654 52.602 52.996 52.169+1 52.954 53.051 2 50.752 51.04 50.755 50.58 50.546 50.684 50.606 61.33 62.182 61.882 61.65 57.778 56.623 56.993 50.193+1 50.279 50.696 51.592 50.659 50.238 50.922 1 54.083 54.25 53.703+1 53.983 53.111 54.315 53.063+1 2 51.192 50.767 49.469 50.225 50.698 50.729 50.65 50.224 49.79 50.368 49.926 50.286 50.797 50.468 DNF 52.647 52.829 53.733 54.553 54.429 54.065 54.047 53.737 53.922 53.984 54.564 54.857+1 54.827 1 61.855 60.625 60.397 61.081 67.105 60.908 60.321 56.571 56.03 56.489 56.509+1 56.02 DNF 57.72 1 DNF 53.492 53.666 53.288 53.52 53.839 53.686 51.635 DNF 50.464 DNS 50.652 51.031 50.899 55.555 54.589 53.931 54.516 56.019 54.713 53.772 63.909 64.339 63.116 61.265+1 58.632 56.866 56.400+1 2 54.45 54.428 54.062 54.363 54.283+1 53.645 53.723 1 48.88 48.433+1 48.564 48.503 50.748 48.092+2 DNF 3 DNF DNF DNF 49.565+1 50.052 50.239 49.579 1 50.824+1 50.69 49.973 50.205 50.928 51.184+1 50.834 2 53.149 52.084 52.839 53.101 54.155 52.833 53.804 58.954 57.781 59.304 58.388 DNS DNS DNS 51.603 50.01 57.06 69.599+1 49.44 48.999 48.953 1 52.224 52.048 51.891 51.935 51.318+1 51.247 51.899 1 60.538 54.225 53.684 53.142 51.246 52.041 52.405 54.54 55.477 55.17 57.751 54.973 55.211 54.768 DNF DNF 55.744 55.125 53.477 DNF DNS 62.044 61.11 61.296 64.373+1 62.118 63.289 62.767 1 63.459 61.642 61.996 61.465 60.14 61.326 60.179 DNF 55.883 55.718 55.76 55.706 54.293 55.882 48.658 48.818 47.925 48.239 DNS DNS DNS 71.965 65.25 64.134 62.923 60.272 59.016 59.343 DNS DNS DNS DNS 58.494 57.883 59.625


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Recent Transfers In

Danny Diedrich Phoenix, AZ 1987 911 Turbo

David and Debra Anderes Scottsdale, AZ 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet Transfer in from Riverside (RIV)

Michel Gareau Phoenix, AZ 2018 911 Turbo S

Tim Macy Flagstaff, AZ 1972 911E Transfer in from Arizona Mountain (AZM)

Christian Grossklaus Tuscon, AZ 2004 911 Carrera 4S Jeff Kluve Paradise Valley AZ 2014 911 Carrera

Steven and Leota Musto Peoria, AZ 2013 Boxster Transfer in from Chicago (CHO)

Tim Norton Scottsdale, AZ 1999 Boxster

George and Dominique Perrin Scottsdale, AZ 1965 356 Transfer in from Northeast (NE)

Jeff Smith Scottsdale, AZ 2016 Boxster Spyder Rick Stallings Phoenix, AZ 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Donald Yeager Phoenix, AZ 2017 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Larry Vandagriff Rio Verde, AZ 2004 911 Carrera Transfer in from Southern Indiana (SOI)

M EM BERSHIP by the numbers 1132 Members 637 Co-Members

1769 Total

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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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS HAPPY PC A ANNIVERSARY! Congratulations to t hese members who are obser ving a PC A membership anniversar y in June. 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 .

43 Years Denny and Cindy Kahler Dean and T Elaine Lewellen 41 Years Orester and Jennifer Harper 38 Years Eduardo Venegas and Karen Weinberg 37 Years

Stephen and Teddy Lange Donald and Ines Munson

31 Years Ralph and Christine Cacace 28 Years Douglas and Peggy MacKay Terry and Elaine Maxon 26 Years Jeffrey Novick 23 Years Kenneth and Barbara Beck James Benson Michael and Dolores Labowitch 22 Years Kenneth and Nick Boren James and Rita Hicks 21 Years Vance Bradley Eric and Angela Braun Michael and Taylor Martin 20 Years James and Rebecca Abbott 16 Years Rick Durkee Arnold Roy

15 Years Larry Vandagriff 14 Years John and Jeannie Rotner 13 Years Rafael Buerba 12 Years Thomas Caglioti Jesus and Esperanza Melian Stephen and Robin Scott 11 Years R Brooks and Gayle Leonard Jeff Landes and Marilyn Kaswin Peter McHugh and Ann Adams Roy Pederson and Mary Jane Oring 10 Years William Bowers Gerry Dale Dale and Ruth Hafner Robert and Jan Hart Lynwood and Patricia Islaub 9 Years Bertrand and Beth Kaper Edwin and Pat Nichols 8 Years Rick Forbes Jason Weeber 7 Years Timothy Hindle 6 Years Mark and Rosemary Anders Terry and Judie Cole

5 Years Craig Harland Richard and Krisnee Oh Robert Smith and Nancy Pendleton Erik Yingling 4 Years Neal Halpern and Diane Lorden Matthew Lahann Larry McCormley 3 Years Mark LaPalm Deidre Russell Tammy Wentworth 2 Years Peter Choy Roger Formisano Richard Gill Fernando Guerrero Howard Hecht Peter Kline Christine Reed Arvind Yekanath and Vneshe Parekh 1 Year Ann Goulka Phil Hammond Majid Jaber Michael Kelly Kevin Kirkwood Brendon McGovern Brandon McLarty Andy Physioc Eric Thran Myra Weber Sai Winkyaw

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From the

EDITOR A n g e l a

M a n e n t e


ell it looks like our Arizona Diamondbacks are hanging in there, even with their starting pitchers’ problems! They are holding on to second place in their division and there are still a lot of baseball games to be played yet this season. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the 8th Annual AZPCA Night Out at the Ballpark on August 3rd. We have some great articles in this month’s newsletter and lots of events planned for the summer. So don’t miss out on the fun! Sign up early as many of these events fill up fast. 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 June issue of Going Places is Rich Andrade for “Arizona Region’s First Off The Road Tour”. He 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! Hope to see you at one of our many up coming events.


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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







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, John Priddy. 1. When did you join PCA? I very recently joined PCA after buying a 2015 Boxster, a Guards Red, 6-speed with red seat belts. The red belts are the only option on the car and that was just what I was looking for - no frills, just the pure driving experience of driving a Porsche!! 2. What Porsche(s) do you have? 2015 Boxster, a Guards Red, 6-speed. 3. Where are you from? I’ve lived in Phoenix for a while, about 50-something years, and am enjoying a single retiree lifestyle in mid-town Phoenix. 4. Family? I have two grown kids - my son is a cyber security manager in San Francisco (Cruise Automation) and my daughter is teaching special-needs students in Portland, Oregon. 5. Work background or trade? A career at SRP that lasted 43 years. I had numerous positions related to the power industry, the last position as an Energy Trader.

7. Why did you buy your Porsche? I’ve never had a Porsche before but had always wanted something more refined than what I was driving. The ‘72 Riviera (yes, the boat tail one!) was too big, the ‘93 Thunderbird was too slow, and the BRZ just didn’t have enough power without red-lining it all the time. For a time I wrote automotive car reviews for a couple of magazines and a newspaper and received a new press car weekly so I got to drive almost everything. I also authored several technical articles for CORSA (Corvair Society of America) and I am the de facto historian for Devin Sports Cars, specializing in authentication and technical details and specifications of the Corvair-powered model C. So, although I’ve only driven a couple of Porsches, when the opportunity came along (with a couple of friends encouraging me) I stepped up my game and bought the Boxster. No regrets, no second thoughts, it’s everything I thought it would be. And more! As you can see from the list above, I’ve had a few cars with horizontally-opposed engines, most of them with the engine behind the driver. I’ve had front-engined front wheel drive, front-engined rear wheel drive, mid-engined rear wheel drive, frontmid engined rear wheel drive, and rear-engined rear wheel drive cars. So when I chose another midengined horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder car, I did it with some prior knowledge and expectations.

6. Favorite memory with a car? I’ve always been involved with autos in one form or another. I’ve had a 240Z, a couple of Corvettes, a Fiero Formula, a Spitfire, a GTI turbo (fun car!), and most recently, a Subaru BRZ. But I’ve ALWAYS had a Corvair. I had a 1965 convertible that I did a concours restoration on and kept for 39 years and sold it to buy the BRZ shortly after I retired. I still have a racing Corvair and a 1963 Devin C that was at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in 2017. I usually do all the work on my cars myself so that I know it’s done correctly and for personal satisfaction and pleasure.

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Arizona Region’s First Off The Road Tour by Rich Andrade photos by Cynthia Giacchetti


hen a Porsche Club road trip is scheduled, most people think of fast road cars gobbling up pavement at a quick rate. This trip was different. It is the first “off-road” PCA Arizona Region trip. It was advertised as “It isn’t too difficult, there is one hill that is a bit challenging, but it is no problem for the Porsche Cayenne and Macan … oh, other 4WDs are invited.” My Porsches are dedicated to paved roads, so my trusty 2004 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD was put into action. I use it to tow my Porsche 928 track car, so it has been seen socializing with many Porsches. I offered to bring up the back of the group while the newer Porsches paved the way on the desert trails. We took Forest Road 3554 and then drove north on FR 10. These roads require a permit for access and a special lock combination is needed for entry. With everyone in 4WD and low range, the desert beauty isn’t just a blur as you speed by. It isn’t often that there is a Porsche “Stau” (German for traffic jam) in the desert.

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Fearless leader Steve Sapareto charged the hill with his Cayenne and arrived at the top with no difficulty.

Next came the Macan S.

The Cayenne in full 4WD mode is working here. Oh no, what happened here? I was saved by a Cayenne! It wasn’t until we reached the hill and I almost reached the crest, I realized my 4WD wasn’t working. When you are off road, EVERYONE stops to pitch in and help. Several people generously offered help, but one of the drive members offered a lengthy tow strap and Steve’s Cayenne easily pulled me the last bit necessary to complete the hill climb. It was a little embarrassing to be the ONE vehicle that got stuck on the hill … but to be pulled to safety by a Porsche on the first PCA off-road outing was a first … and a very high honor. We stopped for a group photo in a nice wide area where traffic wouldn’t be blocked.

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Arizona Region’s First Off The Road Tour


Arizona Region’s First Off Road Tour Group including; Rich Andrade, Jen Bartling, Cynthia Giacchetti, Michael Lucey, Matthew Griffin, Su and Kim Kemper, Judith and Tom Pester, Evan and Sabrina Pridham, Ray Ramirez, me, Len and Maia Schenkel, George Wheat and Dan and Zoe Webb.

Following the group photo we took the drive to the Saguaro Lake Marina restaurant for lunch. Everyone enjoyed the drive and future drives are in the planning stages. Next time I don’t plan to need the assistance of a Porsche for a tow, but if needed will gladly accept it!

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Another Impression of the Off Road Tour


s an all-wheel drive Cayenne owner, I was eager to see if my car could get me to some out of the way places. When PCA started to encourage regions to create off-road events, I went to my friend Dan Webb, who has been off-roading Jeeps for several years, for some advice. We went out on some off-road trails in my Cayenne for the first time to see how it handled (with me behind the wheel) and the car did quite well. We passed a few Jeeps and ATV’s who all stopped to marvel at a Porsche in the back country. “One hollered, “Where’s your pinstripes?” I asked Dan what in the world he was talking about and was told Arizona pinstripes are the scratches you get from the bushes. Well I didn’t think we wanted that! Dan suggested a nice simple tour through Bulldog Canyon near Saguaro Lake, much of it on a dry river bed. We arranged to drive it together and it looked like a great first event opportunity.

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So, I set it up. I was pleased that we had 11 Cayennes and Macans to sign up and I provided them with instructions including hints and tips and arranged a lunch at Saguaro Lake. Off-roading is a serious hobby and some people spend thousands to make their vehicles (jeeps, ATV’s etc.) able to climb major obstacles. Some of the pictures that I got from the internet were crazy (like an upside down jeep) but I assured our participants it would be nothing like that! We met at the Cracker Barrel in Tempe and headed for the gated entrance on Usery Pass Road. Everyone got their passes online and we entered the area with our Porsches, two non-Porsches and a motorcycle. At the first major obstacle, Dan and his daughter decided to get out and supervise the cars crossing the rough area. He said he would hop on with our chase car, a 4WD Ford Pickup Truck and rejoin me when we made our first stop. About 5 minutes later I got a call from his daughter “We are walking down the trail. The chase car didn’t stop!” I halted everyone to give them a chance to catch up (they got a ride from some other off-roaders) and with them back onboard we resumed our trek. When we reached the only really challenging hill (about 50 ft. long) everyone looked a bit concerned but I assured them, “you can make it if you keep moving!” The Cayennes and Macans worked fabulously. At some points cars were only on one or two wheels but everyone made it until the chase car, the Ford Pickup Truck, tried and got stuck. Apparently, the vehicle had not shifted into 4WD and as Rich tried, the car kept sliding closer to the edge (a 50 ft. drop). At this point, we stopped him and pondered the best solution. An ATV with a winch came by and offered to help but, 1) it was about ¼ of the weight of the pickup (who would pull who?) and 2) it was going to be much cooler if we could rescue him with a Porsche! With guidance, I backed my Cayenne up as close as I could staying on flat ground for good traction. We had several tow ropes (a strongly recommended necessity) and after hooking us together, the Cayenne effortlessly pulled the pickup up the remainder of the hill. Rich was a little embarrassed, but grateful. The rest of the event went smoothly and no one got Arizona pinstripes (scratches from bushes). The consensus was this was a lot of fun and I am planning a more extended drive in the fall. G O I N G P L A C E S 86.2019

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What You See Is What You Get

by Danielle Badler


ave you watched “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” on Netflix? I gotta tell you, I really enjoyed the series.

For what it’s worth, I go way back with Formula 1. I’m old enough to remember Henry N. Manney III’s idiosyncratic race reports in Road & Track. They came months after the actual races. No matter. They were full of insights and witticisms, transporting a budding car nut to iconic lands, tracks and people. How did an American get a job like that? Years later, when I spent a year in Switzerland, I came to realize what actually happens. Someone you know asks you. Ultimately, it’s that simple. Then there were the telecasts of the Monaco GP on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. The only race televised in the US for years. It too was delayed. But the wait was worth it. Commentary by the Wee Scot. I can still picture the scene of Lorenzo Bandini’s crash, just down from the tunnel. I was watching with my father. We started yelling at the screen … where are the “pompiers?” Then came live telecasts. The amazing reality of being able to watch it all, in real time, from the comfort of one’s TV room. My most memorable moment? Yes, it’s so sad. Senna at Imola, Italy. Yelling at the screen, again, for the helicopter that had landed on the track to lift off and take him to care. Do you remember? The chopper just sat there, seemingly forever. And you knew, you just knew, the outcome. And now we can just DVR the race, practice, each round of qualifying … and watch whenever we want. What’s missing? My take is anything, and I mean anything, that’s really revealing from behind the scenes. You know there are all sorts of machinations going on. Political. Mechanical. The pressure. The crises. How much gets on the air? Just about zipp-o. Despite the fact that the Euro-based telecasts these days feature some of the most knowledgeable people around. I mean, Damon Hill? Martin Brundle? Johnny Herbert? I understand Sky Sports has now also signed Jenson Button. They’ve all been there. But, what do we get? I’ll tell you what we get. Interviews that channel the memory of the one, the only, Chris Economaki. Remember him? His signature question; “what’s it like out there?” Please. To my mind, a lot changed with the documentary “Senna.” For once, we got a glimpse into the legend, the personality. His relationship with Ron Dennis and McLaren. What actually goes on at a drivers meeting. His life off the track. The film made him come alive … posthumously. And now comes “Drive to Survive.” Which, finally, peels back the curtain on the traveling circus in ways we’ve just never seen before. Because the film is all about the “everyone else” teams,

the midfield runners and back-markers, the best of the rest. My understanding is that Ferrari decided not to participate. So Mercedes didn’t participate, either. That’s too bad. But it sent the filmmakers to teams that never really get their due. It’s hard to run midfield, with little chance of a win, much less of a podium finish. And, in this film, it shows. It really shows. There’s Daniel Ricciardo. He’s asked, if he had Lewis Hamilton’s car, would he beat Louis. He smiles that big grin and says yes. There’s Ricciardo’s mother, watching her son race in Australia. She’s shown fidgeting, biting her nails. Then the race ends, and you can clearly see her exhale. There’s Carlos Sainz, Jr. He’s shown dining with his father, a living legend in Spain from his rallying days. Trying to gain his father’s, and the world’s, respect. There’s Claire Williams. She’s shown trying to wrestle with her father’s legacy … and her team’s … and keep from falling into financial ruin. There’s Lance Stroll. Obviously under the thumb of his billionaire father. Trying to justify his seat by dint of his own performance. There’s Esteban Ocon. Trying to hang on to his own seat, against the big-time funding for Sergio Perez that’s coming from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. There’s Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport F1. At one moment, he says “if you don’t perform, you’re fired.” He shrugs, and moves on. There’s Guenther Steiner, Team Principal for Haas F1. Who says he convinced Gene Haas to go F1 racing. He’s shown, maybe too many times, trying to motivate his team. And he’s shown on the phone with Haas, giving him the bad news about how both cars dropped out of a race, because of the same pit stop errors on both cars. There’s Christian Horner, Team Principal for Red Bull. He talks about how they won four world championships, but that’s all in the past; now they need to win races, challenge the big teams. You get the idea. There’s more, a lot more. I understand that Ferrari may actually participate in this year’s documentary series. And, if so, Mercedes may as well. But, then again, based on Ferrari’s tumult to date, I have my doubts. No matter. Sure, there are plenty of scenes of crashes. With the visuals slowed down, so you can watch the carbon fiber shreds scatter like buckshot. But the footage, overall, is another level up from what you see on Sundays. And so are the stories. They’re real. They really do pull back the curtain. In ways we’ve never seen before. Ever. Go see for yourself. G O I N G P L A C E S 86.2019

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by Rob Turner, Maverick Region PCA

Never Buy a Car at Night - Part 1


omehow in the deep recesses of my mind I seem to remember my Dad offering me a rare tidbit of fatherly advice. “Son, no matter what you do, never buy a car at night. Nothing good ever comes from not being able to see what you bought. Trust me on this.” And I did. At least through my teenage years, where I only bought one car, a really clapped out, rusty Mustang. Really, it would not have mattered if I had bought this car in the day or night. It was what it was, a beater. Somehow as I was making my ways through my 20’s, I managed to forget that lesson along the way. But first a little background to set the stage, so to speak. Do you remember the 80’s? Gordon Gecko said “greed is good”, guys got to wear pastel colors clothing inspired by Crockett and Tubbs (that a Miami Vice reference in case you missed it), gals had big hair and we were all glued to MTV watching the same ten videos over and over and over again. And for a brief few glorious years the US Government allowed European spec cars into the US. I had been reading Autoweek for some time and turning to those center pages with that tempting layout of classified ads, a treasure trove of exotic and sports cars waited. I lusted over them, reading all the details, calculating the prices based on current exchange rates, hoping I could buy one someday. But they seemed unattainable; after all I was in college and barely had enough to pay bills…let alone a Porsche or BMW. But I noticed a trend. Many of these cars were so-called Grey Market cars, meaning they were European spec, but legal in the US. There was a loophole in the US Department of Transportation (DOT)/ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) code where someone could import “a-once-in-a-lifetime” car that had to meet DOT or safety rules, but did not have to pass EPA regulations. This was a huge deal; the car could be Euro-Spec and that usually meant a more powerful car with way more HP than its American counterpart. And to make these cars DOT legal in the US meant bars in doors, the correct lights but frequently could retain Eurobumpers, not the HUGE US federalized versions. Man…I wanted one of those Euro-versions! So I made some calls. I got the DOT / EPA rules and talked to some of the shops that did the conversions. Now I must admit, many of these shops were…ahhh….let’s be frank here, not entirely ethical and honest in the methodology they used to make these cars “legal”. There were raids by the US government, and a lot of cars got impounded, breaking the hearts of the people that had waited patiently for them to clear customs, but that is not our story here. For me it was the glimmer of hope that I could import a few of these cars and save enough money for one of my own. I talked to a friend and we agreed to put together a business to | 26 |

bring over cars for our friends that wanted bad-ass Euro cars for far less money than the American versions. We presented our idea to many of them and they took us up on the offer. Our goal was to make a few bucks on each car, enough so that we could both eventually end up buying our own. But here was the best part, I would get to go over to Germany and buy them. Sweet! Through Autoweek ads I eventually found a guy that seemed to be a pretty good source of cars and he set up a bunch for me to look at when I went over to Germany during the Christmas break. I went with two of my college friends, we hung out in Munich for a few days to get our bearings before they went on to party in cities like Amsterdam, while I went on to test drive prospective cars to purchase. This guy I had discovered and befriended was a major character; a crazy German I will call Hans. He had this STUPID Mercedes 500SEC (the sexy 2-door coupe) that was deep dark blue with black tinted windows. It had a 16 speaker Kenwood stereo system and either Brabus or AMG tuning (not sure which). This thing was fast and it was loud…at least the stereo part. Because of the color and window tint, a lot of people thought it was an undercover German Polizei car and for the most part left him alone. He was fine with that as it meant that he could drive it fast…which was pretty much all the time. The first time we headed out to look at a car, we had to drive about 100km on the Autobahn; Hans entered the highway and floored it. Funny thing, he never let up, until we had to leave the highway a few minutes later. We hit over 165mph (270kph) and I was scared and trilled at the same time. It was an amazing feeling as the highway compressed, the sides rushing in and the cars in the distance floating up right in front of you….now! We pulled up to an auto dealership that specialized in exotic cars and looked over the BMW 6-Series they had in stock. Then sales manager pointed to a red BMW 635CSi handed me the keys and said I needed to drive it. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! OMMMMMMM!!!!! I was in automotive nirvana. WOW, I had never driven anything like this before and he told me to take it out on the Autobahn to see what it would do. Smiling, Hans said that we would! With his thickly accented English accent, he told me I had to drive the car very fast, as fast as it would go. So we headed out, and I got it up to about 155mph (250kph) before I chickened out not wanting to push the BMW any harder. We sourced many cars through Hans over the course of about a year and a half. But I want to share a couple more Hans stories. One time over spring break, while all the other students were partying away in Daytona or Padre, I was across the pond

driving and buying fast cars. There was a weekend where there were no cars to be bought so Hans suggested that we head down to the French Riviera to move his offshore boat from one port to another. We got in the Mercedes and drove non-stop, at top speed, passing slow moving Renaults, Peugeots, FIATS and everything else for the matter - our speed like a shock wave that drove the slower cars into the right lane. We owned the left lane, it was ours. We drove and drove, never below 140mph (225kph) until suddenly the cars started missing and chugging. Then the fire went out of the belly of the beast and we coasted to a stop on the Autoroute. Great…stranded by the side of the road in the middle of France. No problem said Hans as he pulled a 10gal (40lt) gas can from the trunk and filled the tank. Wow…glad we did not get hit from behind. We did move the boat; it was one fast mother, a huge offshore or cigarette boat with two Lamborghini motors. It was the first time I had to stand up in a boat as we hit wave after wave catching air. Hans knew of only one way to pilot this boat – flat out. Figures. It is like the time Hans and I picked up a brand new BMW M6 for one of his other US customers in Freiburg and had to drop if off in Munich. He asked me to follow him and when I reminded him that the car was brand new and the motor would probably be tight…he said there was only one way to break it in…fast. I had that car up to 160mph (260kph) and that Mercedes 500SEC of his would just leave me. Man that huge 2-door Merc was fast. Although we bought several more cars through Hans, I needed to find another supplier as he only specialized in BMW’s and Mercedes (and we had a couple of Porsches that we needed to source) so I found another guy that had a lot or Porsches for sale. Hans did warn me to be weary of this guy, he had a reputation.

What the reputation was, Hans did not say and frankly I did not ask. But I needed the Porsches and I was (at least in my mind’s eye) a good judge of character. This guy had a huge operation in Karlsruhe Germany with a massive warehouse. I visited and was amazed by the size of his operation, there were Porsches, Ferrari’s, Lambo’s along with every imaginable type of exotic car that was sold in Europe. I bought 2 or 3 Porsches and arranged to import them to the US, but the tide had already turned in the US and the Gray Market was already starting to slow down. I made one last trip to Europe; problem was I only managed to save a few thousand dollars for my own car. I called Hans and he had nothing in my price range, then I called the Porsche guy, he said that I should come by, maybe he had something. I arrived late, at closing time and it was already early evening, the late sun slanting through the tiny windows in the warehouse, the rays making the dust in the air sparkle. He said to look out back; there was a very clean 914 that he could let go for $1400. It was almost pitch black as I peered through the dark to look at the car. $1400? I could afford that. I wanted to like it, no I wanted to love it and it looked great sitting there low and squat, its red paint fading in the gathering darkness. I bought it. My first Porsche.

Editor’s note: Part 2 of “Never Buy a Car at Night” will be in the July issue of Going Places.

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2019 Cinco de Mayo

by Steve Anderson photos by Barb Cowley and Lon Reeder


he annual Cinco de Mayo Concours was held at beautiful St. Philip’s Plaza in Tucson. Our friends at the Southern Arizona Region, once again, hosted an outstanding event. On Friday, the warm up reception was held at the North Italia Restaurant on their outdoor patio overlooking the picturesque foothills of Tucson. The buffet menu included a delicious selections of three different choices from the North, Central and Southern regions of Italy. Everybody enjoyed a great time meeting and catching up with new and longtime friends. Saturday morning, the cars started arriving at 6:30 a.m. and parked throughout St. Philip’s Plaza. At 9:00 a.m. the judging started. Judging finished at about 11:00 a.m. and then their silent auction and raffle was conducted. On Saturday night, the awards banquet was held at the Omni Tucson National Resort. The views from the resort and the golf course along with the dinner where outstanding. After dinner the winners were announced. The Arizona Region participates did very well and their participation was very much appreciated. The Winners: Steve Anderson: 1st Place Ubergand-1 Steve Sapareto: 1st Place Street-9 Jack and Loretta Aman: Display

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region



he late Peter Schutz was CEO of Porsche AG from 1981 to 1987, the turn-around years, making this a meaningful book for PCAers to read. But it is not about driving Porsche racers, it is not about Porsche cars, it is not even much about Porsche the company specifically; it is about management and leadership, activities with which many PCAers are involved during their ‘day jobs’. Many examples of managerial insight are presented, one or more of which are bound to provide ‘Aha moments’ for readers in a wide variety of business endeavors. Most PCA members have a ‘day job’ to support their Porsche Habit. This book is all about how to make that day job more successful. Though intended to be a management guide, this book is written in a very readable first person fashion. Schutz makes his points by means of illustrative, and very readable, stories. The stories themselves are so interesting that even nonmanagement, non-Porsche people will enjoy reading this book. The story of how Cummings Diesel was created by a chauffeur in his spare time would make Horatio Alger proud. Peter Schutz is known for his success in turning around an ailing Porsche company, and in particular saving the 911 (the story about his drawing the trendline off the chart, across the wall and around the room is a classic). Though published some time ago, the philosophy of management presented in this book is timeless. Essentially as presented in the author’s introduction, “people need something exciting to rally around. They need an exciting focus before their work; they need a nurture the driving force that separates ordinary, routine work from extraordinary effort and excellence.”

The bulk of the book is comprised of stories about people who lead their organizations to outstanding achievements (and how they did it), with many examples from Porsche AG. Though it has been years (decades actually) since my MBA program, I believe that THE DRIVING FORCE is both more informative and much more readable than anything I read then, the other Peter (Drucker) included ! It is a very fascinating, even engrossing’ read. It is all about personal stories, well told, to illustrate the management philosophy of the author, who has been successful professionally beyond the wildest dreams of most of the readers of this review. Though presented in terms of hardware products, the concepts are equally significant to ‘service’ businesses. Even the story about how Toyota’s approach to improving it’s production line differed from that of Henry Ford, has implications for ‘service businesses’. Between chapters there are commentaries (‘testimonials’ maybe), that present additional insight (as well as kudos for Schutz) but in this reviewer’s opinion, they interrupt the flow of the presentation. Schutz draws some subtle but meaningful distinctions between sales and marketing; striving for success and pursuing excellence. He also has an enlightening treatment of the difference between authority and power, and the importance of applied motivational psychology (a talent for Motivational Psychology seems to be Peter Schutz in a nutshell). He also makes a case for dictatorial behavior in a democratic organization. THE DRIVING FORCE is by Peter W. Schutz, published 2005 by, Naples, Florida. It is hardbound, with 336 6x9 inch pages and a comprehensive index. As this is written it is available used, for $5.98 from

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ALPINE TOUR XIX June 21-23, 2019

AZPCA will be holding its 19th annual to Alpine Tour. Our drive up will be on U.S. Route 191,the Coronado Trail, which is 93 miles from Clifton to Alpine and it has been called one of the curviest roads in the United States. We start off at 3,000 ft. and climb to nearly 7,000 ft. We transition from desert to Alpine views. This is hands down the most involved drive you’ll find in Arizona. COME JOIN US! Limited to 20 Cars *Make your hotel reservations ASAP at Tal-Wi-Wi Lodge – 928-339-4319 and tell them you are with PCA Arizona Region group* Alternative lodging in Alpine may be available. Itinerary:

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Friday, June 21- 7:00 AM - Meet for breakfast at IHOP , 10662 E Southern Ave., Mesa (Hwy 60 to Signal Butte, north to Southern). 8:00 AM – Drivers’ Meeting; Departing at 8:15 AM sharp. Will make a pit stop at McDonald’s in Globe. Planning a stop for lunch prior to reaching Morenci. Arrive in Alpine around 4:00 PM

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Evening Social Hour – 5:00 PM– Bring your own beverages and appetizer to share. Saturday, June 22- Morning drive to be determined and lunch to follow. Dinner on your own or Club Function at the lodge resturant. Sunday, June 23 – Drive home on your own.

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Platinum - $10,000. Includes one large vertical ad on the front page of our website, an embedded video, one full-color or grayscale, full-page (8” x 10”) ad inside the front cover in the Going Places publication. It is the responsibility for each sponsor to develop and design their unique promotional ads. Sponsors must submit their own artwork electronically for ads in gif, pdf, jpeg or swf (for website ads) formats. New sponsorships will run yearly, and investment will be pro-rated for any new sponsor who commits mid-year. All website ads will be viewed only by Arizona Porsche Club members and therefore will not be accessed until the member logs into the website. The acceptance and display of advertising in this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the advertiser or product by the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region. AZPCA reserves the right to refuse to print any ad it deems inappropriate. Sponsorships must be prepaid. Staff reserves the right to change rates upon notice at any time. Contacts: Sponsorship Requests and Tier Details Sponsorships and Advertising Manager, Moe Scharhon Phone: 206-228-7302 E-mail: Angela Manente – Going Places Deadlines Going Places Editor Phone: 952.240.4292 E-mail:

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