Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region - Going Places June 2020

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Vo l u m e 5 0 I s s u e 6 EDITOR Angela Manente gpeditor@az.pca.org CONTRIBUTORS Danielle Badler Jerry Gambino Richard Gramlich Bruce Herrington Jan Mackulak Steve Sapareto Richard Wyatt Rook Younger

ON THE COVER Waiting for the green flag! Photographer: Unknown

IN THIS ISSUE FEATURES 12............... Meet A Member - Richard Gramlich 14............... My 1st Porsche 16............... Waiting for the Green Flag! 23............... Book Reviews for Porschephiles 24............... What To Read? 25............... What’s Up? 26............... Porsche Fun Facts Crossword 27............... Writing an Article for Going Places

AZ.PCA.ORG Going Places is the official publication of the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region and is published electronically monthly. Written contributions and photographs are welcomed and can be emailed to the editor. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Porsche Club of America, Arizona Region, its officers or members. Permission is granted to reprint any material herein provided full credit is given to the author and to Going Places. PORSCHE®, the Porsche Crest®, CARRERA®, and TARGA® are trademarks of Porsche AG. The editor shall reserve the right to edit and publish only those articles felt to be in the best interest of the members of the Porsche Club of America. THE DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES AND ADVERTISEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION IS THE 15TH OF THE MONTH PRIOR TO THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION. Commercial advertising rates can be found in the back of this publication.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT

Steve Sapareto president@az.pca.org

VICE PRESIDENT

Mark Baker vicepresident@az.pca.org

NEWS & EVENTS

5............... 2020 Calendar of Events 7............... Autocross 7............... Driver Education 9............... Monthly Membership Meeting 11............... Alpine XX 13.............. Brunch’ a Little 15............... Porsche Club of America - YouTube 18............... PCA Sim Racing 19.............. New Members’ Day

IN EVERY ISSUE SECRE TARY

Jack Arnold secretary@az.pca.org

TREASURER

Andrew Grossman treasuer@az.pca.org

4.............. Arizona Region Board 6.............. President’s Corner 8.............. From the Editor 20.............. New Members 20.............. How to Order Name Badges 21.............. Members’ Anniversaries 22.............. Social Media 28.............. Executive Appointees 29.............. Goodie Store 29.............. Zone 8 Staff and Websites 30.............. Sponsorship Program

SPONSORS INDEX PA S T P R ES I D E N T

Bob Woodwell pastpresident@az.pca.org DIREC TORS - AT- L ARGE

Mark Manente MarkManente@az.pca.org

CLASSIFIEDS https://az.pca.org/classifieds/

Greg Mannion gregorymannion@sprintmail.com

Attention AZPCA Members!

Jim Roberts JimRoberts@az.pca.org

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

Rook Younger RookYounger@az.pca.org

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30.............. Andrade, Betsy; Andrade Promotions 22.............. Brasile, Charles & Denise; Real Estate 5............... Bulldog Detail IFC,28....... Porsche Chandler 8,IBC........ Porsche North Scottsdale 10.............. Protective Film Solutions


2020 C ALENDAR OF EVENTS Editor’s Note: The date, times and details of AZPCA events may be changed or added at anytime. CLICK HERE AZ.PCA.ORG to check the website for the latest event information. JUNE 2020 3 We 12-14 Fr-Su 15 Mo 15 Mo 21-27 Su

JULY 2020 1 20 15

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AUGUST 2020 5 15 17

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Monthly Membership Meeting Alpine Tour XX Board of Directors Meeting Going Places Deadline (July 2020) 2020 Porsche Parade - Palm Springs Monthly Membership Meeting Board of Directors Meeting Going Places Deadline (August 2020)

Monthly Membership Meeting Going Places Deadline (September 2020) Board of Directors Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2020 2 5 15 21 26

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Monthly Membership Meeting Porsches and Pancakes - Anthem Going Places Deadline (October 2020) Board of Directors Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad

OCTOBER 2020 2-4 3 7 15 17 19 24 31

Fr-Su Sa We Th Sa Mo Sa Sa

Hot Air Balloon Tour Driver Education - AMP Monthly Membership Meeting Going Places Deadline (November 2020) New Members’ Day Board of Directors Meeting Autocross AMP Skidpad Phoenix Flight 43

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER S t eve

Sapare t o

My Other Cars are Porsches

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ell there are not a lot of activities going on yet and likely there won’t be many until at least the fall. There have been some meetings, our general membership meeting, our Region Board of Directors meeting and a Zone 8 president’s meeting. I will try to summarize some of the information. I believe our May Monthly virtual meeting was a success. We had about 30 members join and had no interruptions by crashers due to our better security. Unfortunately, the speakers I had planned did not make this rescheduled meeting but agreed to speak at our next meeting. However, Rook Younger and Jan Mackulak spoke about some of the creative ideas to interact socially on line with a photo page where members can post their Porsche activities and a couple of Facebook contests, the first being “What was your first Porsche?” won by Diane Collier with a delightful story about “stealing back her first Porsche”. She will get a credit on MotorsportReg for her story. Check out the Club Facebook page to learn about it. Our next virtual membership meeting will be on Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. You should see a MotorsportReg signup for this meeting very soon. Please join us. The Board of Directors had a lively discussion about how to start holding events since so many things are up in the air. We decided to cancel the Alpine Tour because it just was not realistic, with the time constraints, to adopt the increasing cumbersome guidelines, from PCA National, regarding safety concerns around Covid-19 issues. The major topic at the Zone 8 President’s meeting was that PCA National has issued a Communicable Disease Waiver that they have decided all must sign for ANY club event. There was much discussion about this with many concerns expressed. Our Board of Directors will be meeting to discuss this and decide the best way to communicate this information to our members. Some possible good news is that we have a tentative site for our Phoenix Flight on Saturday, October 31st and a volunteer to help chair this event! The venue has not been able to confirm booking but we are penciled in and are hopeful. As I said last month and will repeat: The Pandemic is not over yet and right now, the biggest fear is a resurgence if we reduce restrictions too soon. Many states are involved in this national experiment and we are hoping for the best. Please keep yourself safe and follow legitimate sources of advice. We hope you all stay safe and that you join us in looking forward to this crisis passing. ‘Nuff said. Drive safely!

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Autocross

2020 AUTOCROSS SEASON

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Arizona Motorsport Park Skidpad Saturday, October 24, 2020 Arizona Motorsport Park Skidpad Saturday, November 21, 2020 Arizona Motorsport Park Skidpad Saturday, December 12, 2020 Arizona Motorsport Park Skidpad REGISTER ONLINE HERE on MotorsportReg.com

DRIVER EDUCATION EVENTS 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Arizona Motorsport Park

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From the

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EDITOR

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till hoping for baseball this season, even if it will only be televised. The good news is I received refunds for the unused tickets I had bought to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play at Chase Field.

In the meantime, Mark and I are still following the stay at home guidelines. My project last month was recovering our kitchen bar stools. Not sure what my next project will be. Maybe, Mark and I could learn a new language (Italian) together. That endeavor could prove to be very interesting! Hey! All you members, how about sending me what you’ve been doing to pass the time. Send me an email (amanente42@gmail. com) and I will plan to include your comments in next month’s newsletter. Also if you have an interesting road trip with your Porsche or a DIY car project you would like to share, please send me your article along with pictures. I have included an article this month on “Writing an Article for Going Places” on page 27. Who knows, you might even win the Writer’s Monthly Award! This month the winner for the Writer’s Monthly Award for Going Places is Jerry Gambino for “My 1st Porsche.” He will receive a $30. credit on MotorsportReg, which is good for one year to use on any AZPCA activity. Check out the photo gallery titled “Waiting for the Green Flag,” where you can see what people are doing until the green flag drops and we can go again! Click this link to view the gallery: Waiting for the Green Flag at https://www.azpcaphotos.com/ Waiting-for-the-Green-Flag-1/ To contribute your photos and videos, click on this link: https://azpcaphotos.smugmug.com/upload/qDkf55/upload Please check our web site for updates and new events. Although, Alpine XX has been officially cancelled as a PCA event, Porsche and Pancakes at Anthem has been rescheduled for September 5th and New Members’ Day for October 17th. Hope to see you at an upcoming event once it is safe to all get together!

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS AZPCA June Membership Meeting

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (MST)*VIDEO CONFERENCE *

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You need to register to participate. The link to connect to the meeting along with the password will be sent out prior to the meeting. Registration information at: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/june-membership-meeting-on-line-gotomeeting-pca-arizona-634821

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REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 featured member, Richard Gramlich.

7. Next upgrade?

1. When did you join PCA?

8. Have you personalized your car?

March 2020.

2. What Porsche(s) do you have?

2017 Cayman S – yellow and carbon.

3. Where are you from?

Rochester, New York originally, but I have lived in Scottsdale, Arizona for 42 years.

4. Family?

My wife, Jen. I have two sons named Ryan and Cameron, a daughter named Lauren, and two stepsons, Luke and Jack.

5. Work background or trade?

Business litigation attorney at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. in Phoenix, Arizona.

6. What makes your car special?

I have converted it into my part-time track car by tuning it, upgrading the brakes and adding racing seats, belts and a four-point cage.

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I am going to 18-inch wheels so I can run Nitto NTO1 tires. Aside from the track upgrades, I have a GT4 carbon wing on its way.

9. Favorite memory with a car?

Driving 89A to the back of Jerome and racing Chuckwalla and Indie.

10. Why did you buy your Porsche?

The mid engine Cayman S with the new turbo 4 has unbelievable handling and, with a few upgrades, makes a great track car.

11. High school nickname? Speed Racer.

12. Top 3 dream cars you would own?

Porsche GT2 RS, McLaren Senna or a GT40.


REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS Porsches and Pancakes *Rescheduled* Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Ironwood Grille at Anthem Country Club Brunch’a Little

On the heels of the six past years’, very successful events, we will again return to the elegant Ironwood Grille at the Anthem Country Club for another signature event [with both indoor and outdoor seating available at your option]! Please save the date for this special event, and plan to join us on Saturday, September 5th. Since we will likely exceed 55 Porsches and expect in excess of 100 enthusiasts, secure your spot now. Forget the red zones in front of the main entrance, this is a Porsche event, and we’ll have the cars lined up around the circular drive and let them overflow into the parking lot once again. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m., with food served at 9:00 a.m.! There will be no onsite registration and you must pay online in advance. To entice those of you who missed this event last year or those that drive further, we thought you’d like to see what you missed, all for an all inclusive $25/person again this year (all-in, Fully Inclusive):

Healthy, Sweet, Savory Buffet Fresh Sliced Fruit Display Crème Brule French Toast Asparagus, Mushroom and Gruyere Strudel EGG STATION Prepared to order with Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar, Salsa and Swiss and Feta Cheeses! Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea, Grapefruit & Orange Juices Maria and I are excited by the prospect of welcoming you to experience the best of Anthem Country Club, please join us and reserve now! Frank Grimmelmann http://az.pca.org/event/anthem-country-club/ | 12 |

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My 1st Porsche by Jerry Gambino

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n October, 2011, I decided it was time to purchase a new sports car. My 2004 MX-5 MazdaSpeed had served me well. However, with almost 90,000 miles and 35 track days, a timing belt replacement or new clutch might be on the horizon. Most of my previous new car purchases over the years were sportytype cars.

I am not sure why they weren’t interested in this great car, but I suspect they didn’t want a 6-speed manual transmission or they simply wanted money instead. The casino wouldn’t exchange the Boxster for money, so the couple sold it back to the Porsche Dealership. I was able to confirm the original owning couple using the CarFax website.

I even purchased a new Triumph TR-7 in 1976. After reading about sports cars and driving a few, I narrowed my choice to a BMW Z4 and a Porsche Boxster. I drove the Z4 and thought it was more of a personal luxury car, rather than a true sports car. The run-flat tires didn’t appeal to me, either.

I thought about the purchase of this Boxster for a day or two and then called the dealership and made an offer. A day later I drove home in a 2012 Carrera White Boxster, joined the Porsche Club of America and the Arizona Region Porsche Club.

Next, I went to the Porsche dealership with the hope of ordering a 2012 Boxster. My salesperson said that was not possible because Porsche was already preparing for production of the 2013 Boxster. There were only a few new 2012 Boxsters still on the lot, all of which had MSRP prices well above the base price of a Boxster. However, they did have a previously-owned 2012 Boxster with 204 miles on the odometer. This car was the Grand Prize at Casino Arizona and the prize winning couple didn’t want it.

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It didn’t seem like I was going any faster, but my Driver’s Education track times were three seconds faster than my MX-5 MazdaSpeed track times. That is a tribute to the excellent handling and braking of the Boxster. Since purchasing the Boxster, my wife (Carol) and I have enjoyed many AZPCA monthly meetings, Sunday Drives, and Driver’s Education days. It really is the people who make this club great.

Jerry’s 2012 Boxster


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Get behind the wheel &

Race with Us! PCA Sim Racing is exciting and fun! Race Porsche RSR, GT3 and GT4 against fellow PCA members on the best race tracks in the world! Porsche Club of America is now hosting online simulated racing where PCA members from across North America can race door-to-door with other PCA members. Want to join the fun? Check out simracing.pca.org to learn how to get started!

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Live YouTube Broadcasted Races with Professional Commentary


REGION ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Members’ Day **Rescheduled** Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Culinary Dropout: The Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe 149 S Farmer Avenue Tempe, Arizona Attention all members! Join the fun at New Members’ Day to welcome and celebrate our new club members. This event is an opportunity for our members to meet the 2020 Board of Directors, the chairpersons, and other club members for a lunch-and-learn in The Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe where you will enjoy a catered lunch and learn all about your club. Hope to see you all there! More Details and Registration at: https://az.pca.org/event/new-members-day-3/

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS ! by

Ric hard

Wya tt,

Me mb er s hi p

Mike Bruce Scottsdale, AZ 2015 911 Carrera S 2006 Cayenne S

Recent Transfers In Howard Silberg Phoenix, AZ 2002 911 Carrera 4S Transfer in from Central Pennsylvania (CPA)

John Churchill Parker, AZ 2000 911 Carrera

Patrick & Susan Sullivan Phoenix, AZ 1993 911 Carrera 2 Transfer in from Orange Coast (ORC)

Fred & Debbie Cohen Phoenix, AZ 2017 911 Carrera Jeff Jennings Phoenix, AZ 2006 911 Carrera

Lawrence Towner (larry.towner@ gmail.com) Boonton, NJ 1971 911 T Transfer in from Northern New Jersey (NNJ)

Paul Karpinski Scottsdale, AZ 2012 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 2018 Macan S Rick Korzep & Leslie Lane Scottsdale, AZ 2020 Cayenne S

M EM BERSHIP by the numbers Members

Tom Nesdill Phoenix, AZ 2014 911 Carrera S

Co-Members

Total:

Scott O’Connor Paradise Valley, AZ 2017 Macan S Bruce Olsen Phoenix, AZ 2020 Cayenne Adrian Sharples Scottsdale, AZ 2015 Macan S

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1,881

Don’t forget to order your Name Badges! .

Go to: AZ.PCA.ORG/Store Betsy can also be reached by text or voicemail at: 602-550-1212

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

44 Years

Denny & Cindy Kahler Dean Lewellan

42 Years

Orester & Jennifer Harper

39 Years

Eduardo Venegas & Karen Weinberg

38 Years

Stephen & Teddy Lange Donald & Ines Munson

32 Years

Ralph & Christine Cacace

29 Years

Douglas & Penny MacKay Terry & Elaine Maxon

24 Years

Kenneth & Barbara Beck Michael & Dolores Labowitch

16 Years

Mathias Arrfelt

17 Years

Larry Vandagriff

15 Years

John & Jeannie Rotner

14 Years

Rafael Buerba

13 Years

Jesus & Esperanza Melian Stephen & Robin Scott

12 Years

R Brooks & Gayle Leonard Michael Klein Jeff Landes & Marilyn Kaswin Peter McHugh & Ann Adams Roy Pederson & Mary Jane Oring

11 Years

James Benson James & Rita Hicks

William & Adam Bowers Gerry Dale Dale & Ruth Hafner Robert & Jan Hart Lynwood & Patricia Islaub

22 Years

10 Years

21 Years

9 Years

23 Years

Vance Bradley Eric & Angela Braun Michael & Taylor Martin James & Rebecca Abbott

17 Years

Rick Durkee Arnold Roy

Bertrand & Beth Kaper Edwin & Pat Nichols John & Annette Zwerner

6 Years

Craig Harland Richard & Krisnee Oh Robert Smith & Nancy Pendleton Erik Yingling

5 Years

Neal Halpern & Diane Lorden Larry McCormley Gary Phelps & Bonnie Pietrowski

4 Years

Michael Cafiso Craig Hutton Mark LaPalm & Ed Jones Tammy Wentworth

3 Years

Carmen Albandoz-Cox Richard Gill Fernando & Pablo Guerro Howard Hecht Peter Kline Christine Reed

1 Year

Taylor Anderson Mark Brenner N. Eva Chugerman Charles Crider Rod Davies Ron & Lisa Faussette Norman Gettings Sarah Getts David Glatt Jim & Teri Hunt Jennifer Hutton Matthew Kaleikini Rocco Mandala Steve Michaels Jack & Lynne Norwood Michael Noth Ely & Kary Shemesh Josh Silver Trevor Wilde James Winebrenner Chris Wood Jennie Yingling

2 Years

Phil Hammond Kevin Kirkwood Brendan McGovern Andy Physioc Eric Thran Myra Weber Sai Winkyaw

Jason Weeber Rick Forbes

7 Years

Terry & Judie Cole

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So c i a l M e d i a fo r A Z P C A 6 W ay s t o E ngage! By Jan Mackulak, Social Media Chair, mailto:socialmedia@az.pca.org

FACEBOOK at f b . c o m / a z p c a

TWITTER at twitter.com/azpca

INSTAGRAM at instagram.com/azpca

PINTEREST at pinterest.com/azpca

PERISCOPE at periscope.tv/azpca

YOUTUBE at bit.ly/azpca

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PORSCHEPHILES by Bruce Herrington, Orange Coast Region

FORD GT - How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans

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he Ford GT-40 was conceived in 1963, not to expand Ford’s product line, not to get Ford into the sports car business, but to show Enzo Ferrari that Ford could build a car better than the best that Ferrari could send to the 24 hour race at Le Mans, France. The story of the Ford GT-40, a car connived, designed, developed and raced as a personal vendetta by Henry Ford II against Enzo Ferrari is really a human story and is well told as such. The story of how the goal was achieved, despite (or because of ?) Ford’s bureaucratic, by-the-book approach to what traditionally had been a seat-of-the-pants, developas-you-go activity, is a fascinating story well told and illustrated. It is a story of two very different cultures, which did clash, but did succeed. Note: This book does not deal with the production Ford GT sold for use on the street. At the time the decision was made to beat Ferrari at Le Mans, Ford had had some interface with NASCAR, but little with sports cars (even the Mustang was not yet in existence) and none at all with road racing. It took the efforts of lots of people to achieve success from such an unprepared beginning. Written in a very readable, fast paced fashion, the GT-40 story is fascinating and complex, because though Ford instigated and funded the program, active participation by motorsports specialists was required, notably the John Wyer operation, Shelby American and Holman & Moody. Of course Ford had no team of factory drivers of its own so anecdotes about participation by a broad collection of internationally known drivers are included. This is a book about people more than about cars or a report on races, FORD GT presents stories of the personnel, management, engineering and competition (at multiple levels) involved in Ford’s assault on Ferrari’s dominance of the Le Mans 24 hour race.

It took a great many people, not only of Ford Corporate, but of the international motor racing community, to ultimately achieve the goal for Ford, a goal which, considering the starting point, was the corporate equivalent of the national achievement of putting a man on the moon. The last of the nine chapters provides a rather cursory overview of the design, development and racing of the car which Ford built to win Le Mans (GT class this time, not overall) on the 50th anniversary of it’s 1966 success. The book includes some detailed, intimate descriptions of racing action, especially of the 1967, final race for the Fords. And there is a smattering of Porsche content – the index cites 11 references to Porsche, though Porsches raced in a class below the Fords in the mid ‘60s, and a class above the Fords in the anniversary year of 2016. FORD GT is hard cover, with 232, 9-3/4 x 12 inch heavy-weight pages, profusely illustrated with 77 color and 223 b-w photos, and uses an easy on the eyes large type font. Not a Porsche book per se, it will be an interesting and enjoyable read for anyone interested in the world of sportscar racing. It should be available for $60.00 from your favorite book seller (ask for it) or from Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=FORD+GT+ How+Ford+Silenced+the+Critics%2C+Humbled+Ferrari+a nd+Conquered+Le+Mans&ref=nb_sb_noss FORD GT How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans, by Preston Lerner, photography by Dave Friedman, published 2017 by Quarto Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN

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What To Read? by Danielle Badler

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know, I know. You’re home. You’ve been home. It looks like you’ll be home a good while longer. Your fingers are suffering from keyboard-itis. Your computer screen has become a nightmare of Zoom-itis. Oh to get absorbed by something – anything – that’s not work, and home and virus-related. I’ve got a solution. Read. That’s right. Read a book. Re-learn what it feels like to have a lump of paper in your lap. With sheets that you turn, manually, all filled with words. Oh no, not just any books. Books about cars. And racing. It’s true. You can still be transported. Figuratively, at least, through the magic of the written word. I’m here to help. I’ve culled a lifetime of automotive book collecting to give you a reading list that might actually tide you over. At the very least, this writing is guaranteed to pull you away from reruns of Chasing Classic Cars and Jay Leno’s Garage and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Ready, set, read! We start with the dean of automotive writers. You didn’t know there was one? Well, do you know the name Ken Purdy? You should. He died many years ago. Shot himself. But he left behind some of the best automotive writing, the best writing, period, that I’ve ever come across. Try this. “You’re driving an automobile that can do 100 mph. Not just on the speedometer -- that can be anything from 75 up – but an honest 100 by stop watch. You are at the beginning of a five-mile straight stretch of concrete, so you stick your foot into it, hit and hold the 100 mark. Ahead of you is a parked car, white, low and mean-looking. As you pass, the fellow behind the wheel guns his engine and starts after you. You keep your foot well down, and well before you’ve covered a mile, you hear a brutal scream, a roar that sears your eardrums, a whoosh, and the white car has passed you. Another quarter of a mile and he’s out of sight.” This is Purdy’s opening paragraph to a piece called “The Big White Cars.” His description of the W125 Mercedes-Benz. The Grand Prix car that packed something like 646 hp, in the ‘30s. It appeared originally in Playboy Magazine, an outlet that ran a lot of Purdy’s writing, in the ‘50s and ‘60s. I have it in a fragile, yellowing, softcover copy of The Kings of the Road. Mine is dated 1963. There’s more. A lot more. I also have a hardcover copy of Ken Purdy’s Book of Automobiles, from 1972. This tome overlaps a lot with Kings of the Road. But not entirely. The latter has a piece on Porsche that starts with a description of Le Mans. Enjoy. “This is the beginning of the longest straightaway in the world, the Mulsanne Straight, nearly four miles long with only two very slight bends in it. The fastest cars are doing 230 when they start braking for Mulsanne Corner, a more-than-right-angle corner that cannot possibly be taken faster than 35 miles per hour…. The 1970 Le Mans was completely dominated by the great German sports car, the Porsche, which took first, second, third, and sixth places.”

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And then there’s “All But My Life,” which is a supremely appropriate read at this moment – it covers the recently departed Stirling Moss. Purdy’s work is perhaps the best biography of a racer ever written. Next up is the writing of Robert Daley. Who had been a European sports correspondent for The New York Times. I have two of his. The first, Cars at Speed, is from 1966. He covers the drivers and the circuits from the era. The second is The Cruel Sport, which dissects what goes on, during a race weekend. I have a reissue large-format version from 2005. The opening page to Cars at Speed features a white page, with only the following quote, “This is a cruel sport.” And, underneath, the words “Dan Gurney, after crashing and killing a spectator in the 1960 Dutch Grand Prix.” Daley’s prologue to the large format book, that lifts the title from Gurney’s quote, ends with this. “Shortly after the (original) book came out a driver named Bruce McLaren asked me to sign his copy. McLaren was from New Zealand, and he had a game leg from a schoolboy accident – he had fallen from a horse. A nice young man. Opening to the flyleaf I wrote, ‘When you are an old man, I hope this book will help you remember how it was when you were young.’ Then I thought, as I handed the book back to him: but you won’t live to be an old man. And he didn’t.” A few more “bon mots” from the book. He profiles drivers from the ‘60s. And quotes Jim Clark: “I’m not convinced I am the best driver…. I never set out with any ambition to be world champion. I enjoyed racing. I enjoy it still. My goal was to enjoy racing and to win each race if I could. That’s all. I never hoped or expected to be world champion.” More: “All the drivers will tell you that the five fastest – indeed the only five really fast Grand Prix drivers – are Clark, Hill, Surtees, Dan Gurney and Stewart. A year ago, none of the others had ever heard Stewart’s name. Stewart says flatly, ‘Jimmy’s fastest. The other four of us are about the same.” Still more: In his epilogue, he talks about a photo he took at Monaco, of Lorenzo Bandini’s crash, which took his life. Let me pause to say this means a lot to me, as I distinctly remember watching it, with my father, on Wide World of Sports. The car was inverted, in flames, just down from the tunnel. And the “pompiers” kept trying to put out the blaze, only to be pushed back, again and again, by bursts of flame. Here’s what Daley writes, “At a certain point I gave myself a lecture. Take the picture, I told myself. I don’t care. I told myself. Set the aperture, set the speed, and take the picture. You’re a professional. Take it, take it…. Suddenly, finally, I had had enough. I didn’t want to see anything like that again. I couldn’t bear to go back, not to Monaco, not to anywhere else the fast cars ran…. For me, The Cruel Sport was over. I have never gone back and do not think I ever will.” Oh, there’s so much more. But I’m out of space. Do a search. Use your Amazon account. Scour used bookstores on-line. It’s worth it. And then, the way things are going, maybe we can meet again, virtually, of course, for gems from modern magazine writing, next month.


What’s Up?

by Jan Mackulak, Social Media Chair

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’m happy to announce the winner of AZPCA’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/azpca Social “Media” Distancing Challenge #1. It was Diane and Ron Collier. It was a unanimous thumbs up to Ron’s creative answer to the question “WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PORSCHE? (Type, color, year, unique features, why you bought, what you think you paid, your Porsches name, where you went, etc…)”. I announced this at our first AZPCA Zoom Monthly Meeting, held Wednesday, May 13th. Diane and Ron will receive a MotorsportReg credit that they can use to help pay for any AZPCA event they sign up for. It pays to check Social Media, right? The 2nd Social Media Distancing Challenge question was posted in early May on Facebook and you will have until the end of June to post your answer. Just go the AZPCA Facebook newsfeed and page down in the history till you get to this question to post your answer: “WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE AZPCA EVENT EVER AND WHY? (Be creative in your answer... type or name of event, approximate time it happened, what were driving at the time, etc...we’ve got 60+ years of material for you to use!)”. Having been in the Porsche Club for over 30 years now, my hubby and I had a bit of a struggle to even whittle it down to our Top 3, so we both came up with our “Top 10 Answers to the Question” aka David Letterman style. You’ll have to wait until I close out the contest to see what we think was our most memorable event. IF you can’t pick just one...I’ll even take a top 10 list but humor us with a great story about one event and perhaps even a photo! The winner will be announced at the July Monthly Meeting. Don’t forget this is an easy way to get some MotorsportReg credit!

For those of you who have not seen a TikTok yet, check it out. Enlist your kids/grandkids/neighbor/co-worker to help you set up an account and show you the basics to create your first TikTok. You basically take any video(s) you have already on your phone and add special effects to create short (15-30 sec) music or lip sync videos. Anyone can do it, the app is so fun and easy to use. Just look through tons of other TikToks that people have made to give you ideas. So, the final Social Media Distancing Challenge #3 will be to submit, as a visitor post, to the AZPCA Facebook account, a short TikTok video featuring you and your Porsche. You will have until end of September! Get creative, add stickers, special effects, great sound or music bites. But it must feature YOU (or someone in your household) and one of your Porsches. All the TikTok submittals will be shown at the New Members Day on October 17th and the winner announced at the event. I will post one of my Porsche TikToks I created during lockdown as an example on Facebook (or check me out now at @BoxsterGirl ). Good luck and remember, have fun and hashtag your video on your profile with #AZPCA and #Porsche so I can find it! Editor’s Note: Check out Jan’s TikTok here: https://www.facebook.com/azpca/videos/276601700174567

And as a preview to the final Social Distancing contest to wind down the summer, this will be a challenge for some of you, but also a learning opportunity too. Check out the App called TikTok. TikTok has been around about 3 years and is a video-sharing social networking service. If you have already downloaded the app and have an account already, you’re a step ahead of the rest of the members.

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Writing an Article for Going Places by Angela Manente, Editor

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EXECUTIVE APPOINTEES AUTOCROSS Rick Althouse 480.314.0532 Kim Kemper 480.231.9315 autocross@az.pca.org CHIEF CONCOURS JUDGE Vacant concours@az.pca.org CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Don Clinkinbeard CDI@az.pca.org COMPETITION/ DRIVER EDUC ATION Dan Bouet drivereducation@az.pca.org DRIVING TOUR CHAIR Rook Younger 480-428-5451 drivingtours@az.pca.org

EQUIPMENT Dave Fisher 602.763.2996 dfish5666@aol.com EVENT REGISTRAR Rook Younger 480-428-5451 drivingtours@az.pca.org EVENT REGISTRAR ASSIS TANT Richard Wyatt d88wyatt@aol.com GOODIE STORE Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net HISTORIAN Loretta Aman 602.938.1317 jlaman914@cox.net MEMBERSHIP Richard Wyatt membership@az.pca.org MO N T H LY MTG.

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C O O R D I N ATO R Jim and Carole Bultema monthlymeetings@ az.pca.org NAME BADGES Betsy Andrade 602.550.1212 betsy7890@earthlink.net NEWSLETTER Angela Manente 952.240.4292 gpeditor@az.pca.org PANORAMA LIAISON Matt Klucha panorama@az.pca.org P O RS C H ES & PA N CAKES COORDINATOR Dennis Rood dmrood1@comcast.net SAFETY CHAIR David Derr safety@az.pca.org

ASSISTANT SAFE T Y Ealing Jahn SOCIAL COMMIT TEE CHAIR Jen Bartling socialchair@az.pca.org SOCIAL MEDIA Jan Mackulak 602.750.2145 socialmedia@az.pca.org SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING Mark Manente sponsorship@az.pca. org TECHNICAL Scott Mcilvain 480.968.2858 CDI@az.pca.org WEBMASTER Kevin Gilchrist webmaster@az.pca.org


ZONE 8 STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Jeff Peck Grand Prix Region zonerep@zone8.org

CLUB R ACE COORDINATOR

Vince Knauf vvvince@aol.com 619.287.4334

TREASURER

Linda Cobarrubias treasurer@zone8.org 310.453.9602 CONCOURS

Brett Mohr Betsy Wadman concours@zone8.org TIME TRIAL & DE

David Hockett de.tt@zone8.org CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Scott Mann

WEBMASTER

Karen Garcia Raines webmaster@zone8.org RULES COORDINATOR

ARIZONA

OR ANGE COAST

az.pca.org

www.pcaocr.com

AZ MOUNTAIN azm.pca.org

RIVERSIDE

CAL. CENTRAL

SAN DIEGO

ccc.pca.org

www.pcasdr.net

CAL. INLAND

SAN GABRIEL VA L L E Y

www.pca.org/cai

Russell Shon rules@zone8.org

GOLDEN EMPIRE

SECRE TARY

GRAND PRIX

Skip Carter secretary@zone8.org CALIFORNIA F E S T I VA L O F S P E E D

Tom Brown chair@calfestival.org

gem.pca.org

www.riversidepca.org

sgb.pca.org

SANTA BARBAR A

www.pcasb.org

www.GrandPrixRegion.com S O . A R I Z O N A

saz.pca.org

L AS VEGAS

www.lvrpca.com LOS ANGELES www.pcalosangeles.org

cdi@zone8.org

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SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM The sponsorship programs were designed to allow our current and new advertisers and sponsors a simple way to choose a program that will include; digital on-line published newsletter and internet exposure opportunities all for one simple investment. The sponsorship program has five tiers: Bronze - $250 includes one small website banner on the Membership and Going Places digital magazine page of our website, rotating with other sponsors, and one eigth-page (3.5”x 2”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Silver - $600 Includes one medium-sized website banner on the Membership and Going Places digital magazine page of our website, rotating with other sponsors, and one quarterpage (3.5” x 4.75”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Gold - $1200 Includes one medium-sized website ad on the main page of our website rotating with other sponsors, and one half-page (8” x 5”) color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication. Titanium - $2500 Includes one large vertical ad on the front page of our website rotating with other sponsors and one full-page (8” x 10”)color or grayscale ad in the Going Places publication.

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Platinum - $10,000. Includes one large vertical ad on the front page of our website, an embedded video, one fullcolor 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, Mark Manente

Phone: 206-228-7302 E-mail: fdsmn@hotmail.com Angela Manente – Going Places Deadlines

Going Places Editor Phone: 952.240.4292 E-mail: gpeditor@az.pca.org


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