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Newsletter of the Gold Coast Region - Porsche Club of America Newsletter of the Gold Coast Region - Porsche Club of America

On The Cover

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A monthly publication of the Gold Coast Region Porsche Club of America

Flat 6 Motorworks prepared Porsche closely followed at the 48 Hours at Sebring PCA Club Race Photo by Roger Fabel

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Concours Corner......................................................... 8 Sebring 48 Hours...................................................... 12 Tuners Swap Meet.................................................... 20 Fancy Florida Feasts................................................. 25 From the Members.................................................... 28

Roger Fabel 648 NW 100 Lane Coral Springs, FL 33071 (954) 752-2501 E-mail:

Graphic Artist

Kirk Giannola 954 551-1300

Coming Events


Mike Tarter Dan Smithyman Steve Kidd Joyce Minnich Roger Fabel Michael Grant Pedro Bonilla Beena Kohly

GCR Events Calendar................................................. 5 Spring Fling Picnic..................................................... 10 Las Palmas Brunch................................................... 21 Zonefest.................................................................... 21 Porsche Parade 2012................................................ 26

Photographers Roger Fabel Cynthia Fluhart Kirk Giannola



Who’s Who.................................................................. 6 President’s Corner....................................................... 7 Editor’s Notes............................................................ 10 New Members........................................................... 11 GCR Classified.......................................................... 23 Tech Corner............................................................... 30 Advertiser Index........................................................ 34

Roger Fabel Stan Pearlman


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Die Porsche Kassette is the official publication of the Porsche Club of America, Gold Coast Region, Inc. and is published monthly. Any statement appearing in the Kassette is that of the author, and does not constitute an opinion of the Porsche Club of America, the Gold Coast Region, Inc., its Board of Directors, the Kassette editors or its staff. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication. Permission is given to chartered regions of PCA to reprint articles in their newsletter if credit is given to the author and the Kassette. Publication office: 648 NW 100 Lane, Coral Springs, FL 33071. Bulk Rate class postage paid, West Palm Beach, FL


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Gold Coast GoldCalendar Coast Region Region Calendar January 2012 5 Board of Directors Meeting 7pm 14-15 Winterfest Sebring Autocross 21 Key Largo Drive and Brunch 22 Autocross Bank Atlantic Center 27-29 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

June 2012 2 7

February 2012 2-5 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race 4 AutoCross Sebring 9 Board Meeting 7pm (Kidd) 12 Tuner’s Social / Swap Meet 11:30 25-26 Sebring DE GCR & SCR 26 Grand Prix of Vero Beach

July 2012 12 Board Meeting 7pm 8-14 Parade Salt Lake City 14 Broward Tech Session

March 2012 1 Board Meeting 7pm (Briny Pub) 9-11 Amelia Island Concours 16-17 Sebring 12 Hour Race 25 GCR Spring Fling Picnic April 2012 TBD AutoCross 5 Board Meeting 7pm (Diaz) 14-15 DE Homestead 21 Hershey Swap Meet 20-22 Zonefest Vero Beach 29 Las Palmas Brunch May 2012 3 6 20

Board Meeting 7pm Clewiston Brunch Dolphin Drive and Dine

Gunnar Racing Tour Board Meeting 7pm

August 2012 2 Board Meeting 7pm 4 Broward Pot Luck September 2012 1 New Member Social 2-5 Rennfest (Georgia) 6 Board Meeting 7pm October 2012 4 Board Meeting 7pm

November 2012 1 Board Meeting 7pm 11 Mandarin Concours Social

2012 Advertising Rates 1/4 Page........................................ $55 1/2 Page........................................ $100 Full Page ...................................... $175 InsideCover................................... $225 Cover............................................. $275 (Monthly rate for Quarter pre-paid ads)

December 2012 6 BOD Meeting 7pm 8 GCR Holiday Party

PCA members All ads are prepaid. Please check web site for more details and contct Editor with questions.

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Gold Coast Region Who’s Who Officers

Board Members

President Steve Kidd 954 946-3196

Board Member Stan Pearlman 561 451-3427

Club Race Co-Chair / Past Pres Dan Smithyman 954 344-8857

Vice President / DE Chair Michael Grant 954 540-1169

Board Member Ed Kohly 954 292-6238

1st Alternate Richard Diaz 305 829-8502

Secretary Cynthia Fluhart 305 829-8502

Board Member Pedro Bonilla 954 385-0330

2nd Alternate Dan Doyle 954 439-4610

Treasurer Board Member / Chief of Tech Dottie Kidd Bob Varela 954 946-3196 954 746-0488

Chairman and Registrar Positions Event Coordinator Sherry Fabel 954 752-5363

Autocross Chairman Alex Ortega, Jr 561 847-1876

DE Registrar AutoCross Registrar Laz Ortega Sasha Ortega 305 215-5337 561 398-1274

Membership Chairman Ed Kohly 954 292-6238 Chief Instructor/Saftey Chairman Mike Tarter 561 752-1672

Social Committee Palm Beach

Vivian Ortega 561 719-0707

WWWebmeister Laz Ortega 305 215-5337


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Broward Beena Kohly 954 682-7838

Miami-Dade Cynthia Fluhart 305 829-8502

Zone Representative David O’Neal 407 808-6461

Kassette Editor Roger Fabel 954 752-2501

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President’s Corner

Steve Kidd - President

As we all know, 2012 started off to be a great year. The first January event was a two-day autocross held in conjunction with “winterfest” at Sebring Race Track. GCR invited several other car clubs to compete in this shoot-out which boiled down a contest between Ferrari and Porsche. Just like on the race track, the GT3 edged out the Ferrari for the top time of day. The following weekend Gold Coast sponsored a drive and brunch to the fabulous Florida Keys. Over 125 PCA members participated in the tour which went through four Florida counties before arriving at their final destination. The following day many of the same participants joined in for an autocross at the Bankatlantic Center, home of the Florida Panthers. The next weekend many Gold Coast Region members joined in the fun at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. GCR volunteers assisted in a Zone 12 effort to make other PCA members from around the country feel welcome and during our shift our team grilled up over 300 hot dogs for hungry race fans. February was equally active and started off with the 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race. This event is considered by many to be the best and biggest Club Race in the world. Gold Coast and Sun Coast Regions have been working together on the event for the past nineteen years which also makes it one of the longest running multi-region events. Later in the month Gold Coast Region hosted their annual Swap Meet which attracted over 150 buyers, sellers and members just wanting to “hang out” and talk Porsche. Our final event in February was a two-day Driver Education at Sebring Race Track which, again, was partnered with Sun Coast Region. Now that you know where we have been its important to focus on the future months. By the time you get this newsletter much of March will have passed with some of the key events being a Poker Run and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Hopefully the Spring Fling Picnic is marked on your calendar for March 25th. This year’s picnic promises to be bigger and better that picnics of the past with a full concours, tech quiz, fun and games for both adults and children and lots of great food, beverages, and conversation about our favorite cars. This year at the picnic we will also be selling a variety of different Club Race shirts with the proceeds to benefit our newly adopted charity . . . “Vets Helping Heroes”. If you not heard about this great organization, please visit their website at and learn what this great organization does to help our men and women who have served our country honorably and now need a bit of help where the VA has left off. We will be running a video about this organization at the picnic and also have Irwin Stovroff and a service animal there to answer questions and provide information.


Moving into April we plan to have a two-day DE at Homestead as well as an autocross with a date not yet determined. However, the biggest event in April will be Zonefest 2012 which will be hosted by Space Coast Region in Vero Beach. This year Zonefest will break from tradition and hold the event about a month earlier than usual. The event will run from Friday afternoon April 20th through Sunday April 22nd and will have lots to offer for both the competitive types and those who just want to kick back and enjoy the company of fellow Porsche pushers. I’m sure that our concours group, as well as our autocross teams, will be extremely competitive and hoping we can get more folks to join in and do well at both the rally and tech activities. It is my understanding that an added bonus will be a tour of the Kennedy Space Center as well as other cool things to do. While we are on the subject of Zonefest, some of you know that Zonefest 2013 will be hosted by Gold Coast Region. As of this writing we are still undecided as to a date and location. Some of the top choices indicate that we should move the event back to Memorial Day weekend . . . however, we would like to hear from you, the members, as to whether this is preferable to holding the event in April or June. Also the location is another concern . . . currently the front runner seems to be Sebring due to its central location and the great history of having this event at Sebring for many, many years. However, we have also considered Palm Beach as an option, as well as the Vero Beach location if this year’s Zonefest turns out to be a hit. Again we would like to hear from the members as to what they feel would be the best for Zonefest 2013 which, by the way, will also be part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration. Several considerations are that the host hotel would have to have a large appropriate area where we could hold the concours. In addition the location should have a good choice of back roads in which to do a rally and finally will have to have a large open area in which to do an autocross. Other considerations would be things to do in the immediate vicinity as well as price. Please know there is a committee working on these options and any feedback we get from the membership will be passed on to the committee for consideration. As I conclude this article I would also like to again thank all the board members, officers and committee chairs that make all of our wonderful activities possible. In addition some of the individual acts that are noteworthy include, but are not limited to, Bob Varela and his donation of a new batch of loaner helmets for the autocross program. I also want to thank all the Gold Coast members that served on the Club Race committee to make this year’s 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race a spectacular event that received accolades from PCA members all over the country as well as the PCA National Officers. Thanks for making Gold Coast a truly great region and we are looking to make 2012 the best year yet. Hope to see you at an event soon .


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Concours Corner Hello, Porsche owners and enthusiasts. It seems like the winter that never came is about to end and spring is here, which means it’s time for the annual Gold Coast Spring Fling Picnic and Concours d’Elegance held at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, Sunday, March 25th. There are always lots of cars, family fun, and friends, along with good food from our grille. With so many car aficionados in south Florida and various car shows around the state, the Concours interest continues to grow, and we look forward to this spring’s Porsche-only event to be one of our best events. Anyone can enter, win or loose. It’s always fun and a learning experience. Whether you are a serious Concours participant or just want to see how your car stacks up against similar models, we encourage you to sign up – it’s free! Because of limited time and the 5 categories to judge, the maximum cars we can handle is capped at 50, which means 10 cars per category. It’s on a first-comefirst-served basis, so sign up early by

Fred Kohly, Concours Chair

emailing Beena at browardsocial@gmail. com All we need is your model and year. The categories will be as follows: All 356 in one grouping, all the year models from 1965-1977, followed by the 1990 – 1998, the last year of the air-cooled cars. Lastly, any model from 1999 though the current year. I know what you are thinking; how can this be fair if I have an older car or a high mileage car? A bonus point system is in place to allow the older cars and cars with high mileage to compete and be rewarded, similar to a handicap in golf. The Concours rules will be posted in the Gold Coast PCA web site, and we encourage you to look them over and begin planning. Trophies will be awarded for 1st – 3rd places and we expect new winners to emerge. In the recent past, our local events have been held with a major emphasis in the PCA National Rules under the Preparation Class. This Class has a major emphasis on the “cleanliness” of the car and has been excellent training in helping us prepare for a car show. While Cleanliness is paramount to any car show, there are many other attributes about a car that should be judged. Some have participated with

Gallery of Photos from 2008 Spring Fling 8

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wonderful cars that didn’t win because of the Preparation rules. While Preparation will still be important, this coming Concours will also judge originality and presentation, as well as cleanliness. As we progress and the interest continues to grow, we are becoming more of a real Concours d’Elegance. This will mean our cars can compete in any serious car show in the state, like our PCA Zone 12 ZoneFest coming up in Vero Beach in April. Or even national events where multiple manufacturers are involved. Who knows, we may even produce Amelia Island and Pebble Beach winners! I know there is at least one local member participating in the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this year. I wish it were I, but it is not. Amelia Island is the top and most prestigious car show in the eastern United States. Try to attend if you can. Why go through all, this you ask? Well, besides the fun and the sport of the competition, it doesn’t hurt the value of your car one bit if you ever sell or move to another model or project. As an owner of multiple cars and wins, I can attest that your car will sell fast and for top dollar.

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CONTACT ED KOHLY Office: 954.736.2716 | Cell: 954.292.6238


Editor’s Notes Roger Fabel - Editor

We are only in the third month of 2012 but the GCR agenda has been full and we are just getting started. I hope our format has provided something for all of you. Last month we provided coverage of our first race of the year, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and this month we have coverage of our 48 Hours at Sebring considered by many to be the best PCA club race in the world. Check out the article by Dan Smithyman, Co-Chairman of the 48 Hours event. Mark your calendar to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the race next year. Join your fellow GCR volunteers and help make next year the best ever. Thanks to Dan and the event committee for continuing to raise the bar The Tuners Annual Swap Meet is another event that continues to grow in size and popularity. Thanks to our host Mike Potolicchio who provided a great location for the vendors and also a spectacular lunch. Beena Kohly has been doing a 5 star job in planning this event and many more. One of our biggest events is the Spring Fling picnic scheduled for March 25, be sure and RSVP Beena.


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Many new events have been planed since our last issue so check the flyers and the event calendar. The April event flyers are on page 29. Cynthia Fluhart our secretary and Miami-dade social chair has planned a spectacular brunch at the La Palma Ristorante. If you attended this event last year you know to register early on www. Cynthia has also been working hard to plan some new and exciting venues. Another April event is Zonefest that will be held on April 20-22 in Vero Beach. If you have never been to a Zonefest, it is like a mini Parade but in our Zone. Check out the flyer at the bottom of this page. Our Palm Beach social chair, Vivian Ortega has planned a drive and dine at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House in Jensen Beach on May 20th. Vivian also has many more events planned like the tour of the Gunner Racing Museum. I would like to thank Kirk Giannola our Graphic Artist who created the Dolphin ad and most of our other flyer. Kirk has created many of the ads in the Kassette and helps to add an artistic look to our publication that I am very thankful for. If you would like to submit a From the Members article about a Porsche related experience, please E-mail to the editor. I hope to see you at our next event, Roger


We would like to welcome the following new PCA members to Gold Coast Region. Category: M-Member, FM-Family Member, AM-Associate Member

NAME Salvatore Calandra Farshid Tafazzoli Gina Cavarretta Deborah Matarazzo Marc Matarazzo Scott Raines Cherie Wakefield Bobby Wakefield Fey Vizoso Peggy Dravis Donna Gipson Aaron Wells Joey Campbell

COUNTY Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach Martin St. Lucie Palm Beach Palm Beach Palm Beach

YEAR 2012 2010

CAR Panamera 911

2011 2005

911S Turbo s

2006 2011

9114s Carrera GT




NAME Susie Casas Enrique Ducassi Pete Longwill Evelyn Schwartz Steve Schwartz Benjamin Rosenthal David Rosenthal Micki Greenberg Forrest Young Peter Blagojevic Rosy Diaz Fernando Nunez


EmilyÿSantiago HasÿjoinedÿtheÿBramanÿPorscheÿTeam 8ÿYearsÿPorscheÿExperience UnmatchedÿCustomerÿService HighÿCustomerÿSatisfactionÿRatings Genuine,ÿWelcomingÿandÿExperienced MultipleÿSalespersonÿofÿtheÿYearÿAwards

BramanÿPorscheÿPalmÿBeach 2801ÿOkeechobeeÿBlvd. Directÿ561-615-4804ÿ Cellularÿ(305)ÿ796-5436

COUNTY Palm Beach Broward Broward Broward Broward Broward Broward Broward Monroe Miami-dade Miami-dade Miami-dade

YEAR 1985 1997 2000 1986 2004 2009 2002 1994 1996


CATEGORY FM 944 FM 911 M AM 911 M FM 951 M 911 Turbo M Boxster M 996 C4 M 928 M 993 M

Sebring 48 Hours by Dan Smithyman Co-Chairman 48 Hours At Sebring PCA Club Race

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS To cook up something this delicious you need some mighty fine ingredients and some very talented chefs. This year’s 48hrs at Sebring PCA Club Race was a cornucopia of tasty sights, sounds, and action. Start with very generous portions. This event has often sold out. The past few years we managed to clear the wait lists and get pretty much everyone into the event… this year was different. So often it is said that the best problem to have, in an event like this is to be oversubscribed. Let me tell you, it didn’t feel like a good problem for a while there. More on that later, let’s get back to the numbers. Some folks were saying that this was the largest Club Race ever, anywhere in the world. I don’t know about that, since I don’t have every number from every club race everywhere in the world. I can tell you that I haven’t found anything like it. We maxed out all the Sprint races and Enduros (we have done that before). The Advanced Solo group sold out so fast and the wait list was so big we decided to add a second run group.

When this was first suggested there were those who thought that it was impossible, myself included. The typical 48hrs schedule doesn’t have 5 minutes to spare in it let alone three half hour additional runs every day. Well, some creative thinking and some determined stirring of, what I thought was a fully cooked soup brought forth something very special. Suggestions like, we can start at 7:30am instead of 8:00, were at first scoffed at. Who would want to drive that early? The next suggestion to keep the track hot until 5:30 instead of 5:00pm was met with howls of overworking the volunteer staff. I have to say that one suggestion to cut the corner workers lunch hour to one half hour was comical, frightening even. I could just see Hutch and Tom Hardy chasing us down in their golf carts and beating us to death with debris flags. As it turns out, there is a schedule that includes a half hour lunch break that they do at most of the major events like the 12 Hour. It is, a kind of rolling lunch break where each shift overlaps another and the track is only cold for a half hour not a full hour… they said “sure no problem”. One by one the ingredients for an expanded schedule came together. The new schedule looked imminently doable. Next step? Get it approved.

Volunteer Team Jerry, Cindy, and Sherry


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Well, now all we have to do is convince the powers that be at PCA National that this is a good idea. This, after they had already tweaked and approved the original schedule…good luck. We asked, they thought it was brilliant, and so did I. With the additional Advanced Solo run group added to the schedule we broke the 400 cars barrier. That’s a lot of Porsches right? Most ever? Maybe. We have learned much from the good problems this year. In a very unfortunate storm of circumstances some of our friends did not get into the event this year. Some folks who have supported this event for many years, some every year since the beginning 19 years ago missed the cut. Just as unfortunate some who thought they were in the event were actually on the wait list. We truly apologize for this. Though some were very disappointed everyone was gracious and understanding, pretty much. We had never experienced the kind of demand that we had this year and the system wasn’t really designed for it. We had long wait lists in each category. Everything was done properly and according to the rules but that was part of the problem. For next year we have already put in place some new practices to avoid disappoint at next year’s event.

Volunteers rolling posters

Photos by Roger Fabel

But it is a wise chef who shops early. Back on the bright side, as always the 48hrs Committee prides itself on being open minded, forward thinking and innovative. This year, thanks in large part to Jerry Daily and Laz Ortega we once again raised the bar in Club racing. Folks around the globe could stay right on top of all the action through live streaming video and a live Web Blog. It was a big hit. Results, highlights, and live action, including a live in car video from Randy Pobst’s Cayman race car! Even more possibilities have been suggested for next year. And now I must say thanks again to the 48hs Committee. As always this group of dedicated talented individuals makes this event fun to be a part of. Some have this event on their plate all year long. Speaking of the parts, an important part of the Committee is retiring. My very good friend Kyle Rathbun has handed in his resignation (about 10 times until I realized he wasn’t kidding). As near as I can figure Kyle officially joined the Committee back in 1997, or before, as Grid Marshall and has held numerous positions. He took over as Treasurer in 2002 and has held that position since then, ten years. This kind of dedication is what makes the 48hrs at Sebring so special. Kyle you will be missed.

From my heart I say thanks for everything. The good news is that Mike Tarter will be stepping into those shoes, we will be covered. Mike was part of the 48hrs from YEAR ONE! So long for now time to get started on next year’s event. This will be the 20th anniversary and we plan on cooking up something special!

Co Chairman Dan on track

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Saturday racing action at the 19th running of the 48 Hours at Sebring

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Tuners Annual Swap Meet by Beena Kohly, Broward Social Chair Great event, great food, great people, great time, horrible, horrible weather!!! It was soo cold, I could not feel my fingers or toes! I think it was probably the coldest day of the year so far!! Everyone was dressed for the weather, or so they thought. To make a long story short, it was absolutely bone chilling and the wind made it worse. Because of the weather, a lot of people stayed away. We had one vendor who tried to set up, but decided it was not worth it, so he left.


We ended up with about 125 people who passed through the event. About 15 vendors (RSVP 25) set up and braved the weather. There were tires, rims, early 70’s 911 parts, lights, seats, steering wheels, magazines etc. There was certainly something for everyone. Thanks to Mike Potolicchio from Tuners Motorsports, and his fantastic team who as usual are some of the most gracious hosts’ we have dealt with. They made sure that everything was in order for this event. They supplied the facility, the food, the drinks, the music and the hospitality to us.

Every year they outdo themselves. We can’t wait for next year. We sold many t-shirts to raise money for charity and received overwhelming support in this endeavor. We plan to do this at many more events so that we can make a substantial donation to charity. In summary, we had a great time. This event always draws the masses and people sell their treasured possessions or buy some new ones to treasure. We thank all that braved the weather to participate and support us in another great event. See you all at the Spring Fling picnic on March 25th. Beena

Lucy Kohly selling Gold Coast T-shirts

Fred Kohly providing some concourse pointers

Steve Kidd’s display of 944 parts

Boxster engine with many other Porsche types

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Pedro Bonilla, “Have I got a deal for you�

Zvi Hirsch and Scott Stamper

Vintage Miniatures for the collectors.

Wheeling and Dealing

A very cool south Florida day

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Porsche Classified 1994 Guards Red 968 Coupe Black interior, Tiptronic, 95 k miles, 16� wheels, recent belts, rear shocks, waterpump, filters, fluids, plugs, an excellent example of a rare 968. $12,900. Fred Smith 561 306-1359 fmsmitty@comcast. net

2009 911 Carrera Coupe Excellent condition, only 10,700 miles, dealer serviced. 3.6L, 6-speed manual transmission. Options include midnight blue metallic exterior, sea blue standard leather interior, bose high end sound package, XM radio, dynamic centering lights, 3-spoke leather multifunctional steering wheel, floor mats in interior color, and protective invisible bra. Car cover included. $62,000. Rick Kardon, Miami Beach, FL, 305 807-3746,

Porsche factory hardtop Hardtop for 99 to 2005 996. Silver, has only been on the car for delivery from dealer. Stored in cover in air conditioned garage. Unused and undamaged. Comes with envelope and stand. Asking $600.00. Member of PCA since 1966. Purchased first Porsche at the Factory in June of 1965. Barry or 561 243 1776.

2003 Boxster S Seal Gray Grey interior, 6-speed, only 37K mi. Bose, ROW springs,18� wheels, performance alignment, K&N filter, Castrol SRF, always garaged, and hand washed. $19,800. Please call Bob @561-638-7449

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Florida Fancy Feasts Meats and cheeses substitute easily and quantities vary by mood. I seldom measure them. Gretchen Boggs, North Florida Region

Deep Dish Pizza 1 can refrigerator biscuits 1 lb. hamburger 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste Cheeses: Muenster, Cheddar, 1 pkg. sloppy Joe mix Mozzarella Make sloppy Joe’s according to directions on the package. Flatten biscuits into bottom of a very large pan or deep dish. Top with well simmered sloppy joe mixture. Cover with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Allow casserole to cool before serving. Teens love this, and it’s easy! Debbie Nuckolls, Suncoast Region

Pineapple Casserole 4 c. bread crumbs 1 can crushed pineapple (large)

Recipes from “Florida Fancy Feasts Zone 12, PCA” Selected recipes are reproduced from the above cookbook. A few copies of this vintage (1986) cookbook are available from the Goodie Store. Contact Mike Joffee at 954-476-6006. Joyce F. Minnich Italian Quiche Pie Crust ¼ lb. mild Italian sausage (breakfast sausage works too) Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp. olive oil (optional) 1 small onion, thinly sliced ½ to 1 c. grated Mozzarella cheese ¼ lb. Prosciutto (pastrami can substitute)

1 c. half & half 3 eggs, beaten 3 Tbsp. ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. water Oregano

Put crust in pie pan or quiche pan. Saute sausage in oil. Add onion; cook until tender. Drain, and spread in crust. Sprinkle with cheeses. Top with diced meat. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour into crust. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Rotate pan; bake 20 minutes longer. Sprinkle with oregano.

1 ½ sticks margarine 2 c. sugar (scant)

Mix bread crumbs with small amount sweet milk. Let set until thoroughly soft. Cream butter and sugar. Add pineapple and bread crumbs. Put about two tablespoons milk over top and bake at 350° for 1 hour. This is a nice addition to a buffet. Can be made in advance and freezes well Mary Rice

Hot Pineapple Casserole 2 lg. cans chunk pineapple, well drained 5 Tbsp. flour (plain) 1 stack Ritz crackers (2 stacks may be used if more crackers desired)

1 stick butter or margarine 1 c. sugar 1 ½ c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Grease casserole (9x9 inch or a bit larger). Pour drained pineapple into dish and spread evenly over the bottom. Mix sugar and flour; sprinkle mixture over pineapple. Add grated cheese. Melt butter and dribble over casserole. Top with crumbled Ritz crackers. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Serves 6 to 8. Wonderful complement to ham. Anne Woodham, North Florida Region

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From The Members by Joan Leder, Jersey Shore Region My participation in Porsche Club started at age 17, as a rally enthusiast with the Jersey Shore region. The chocolate 356 cabriolet was purchased by my boyfriend, now husband, Scott for a mere $1,000. After our trip around the mountains in West Virginia, we went to work replacing the floor boards that fortunately had not failed during our adventures. Where are we now? Married nearly 33 years and still Porsche enthusiasts, as “there is no substitute” in our lives. Scott recently purchased a triple black Boxter for my 55th birthday gift. I was back on track at NJ Motorsports Park with the final 2011 Driver’s Education event through our Schattenbaum region. Scott is the Director of Driver and Team Development for the

Intercontinental Trophy Cup (ITC) series, a North American answer to the European Cayman Cup. He is currently P2 Class Leader in the 2012 ITC race series with the number 87 black Cayman S prepared by Jersey Shore’s Bodymotion support crew. Porsche Club events are an integral part of our lives. Mostly, track events and driver education seminars these days. I outfit myself with the Nikon D5000, a 2010 Christmas gift from you know who. From paddock to pit, highway to grid, my lens discovers fantasies turned into realities. Our first experience at Sebring International Raceway was for the 2008 PCA Club Sport race where Scott was driving his grey 964 in F class. A fellow 964 driver Charlie,


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from Jersey Shore region and Scott had fun dicing up the raceway for two years in a row. Charlie took the leap from 964 to 987 in 2010, when he ran the Watkins Glen Club Race in his sly silver streak. From there, the fever grew hotter and we made the purchase of a black on black Cayman S for the 2010 PCA Club Race at NJ Motorsports Park on the Thunderbolt track. Scott had the car for a month of race set-up and a test and tune as available. It was love at first bite. From track junkie to race junkie, we are hooked. Not just on the adrenaline from the cars on track, but with the people who volunteer to make these events filled with hospitality and community spirit. The 2012 PCA Club Race for the 48 hours of Sebring began the first full season line-up for the ITC series. RaceFanRadio hosted a live online feed and sounded music into the paddock. Interviews with Scott and other team drivers along with Bodymotion’s Mike Bavaro and car video footage are streamed through the http://www.theracefannetwork.

com/?s=itc web site. Our number of teams is growing as new drivers come from Midwestern and Northeastern areas of America. Southeast, Southwest, Northwest and Plains America is welcome. We encourage young drivers and support teams to follow us. What brings me to Sebring aside from my support of the PCA Club and ITC racers, team crews and my husband? The diverse array of cars and people, of course! I capture images that inspire the youth in all of us.

From vintage to pioneering, fascinating features on track and off provide mounds of excitement. Standing atop the tower, to turns 2 through 4, I was able to place myself as though seated with thrust to glide around curves that caress the soul, one body-one motion transcending flight. Each year I hope to find another one of the grand spots that produce GREAT images and intense emotional attachment to Porsche pleasures where there is NEVER a substitute.

© 2012, Authored by Joan Leder, Life Coach, Leders in Communication, LLC

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Tech Corner: Worst Case Scenarios Article by Pedro P. Bonilla, Tech Editor

Scenario 1: You’re going on a trip and you need to leave your Porsche parked at the airport (or anywhere else) for a couple of days. When you come back you go to start it and the battery is completely dead. No problem, you think, you’ll call AAA and get them to come by and give you a jumpstart, but when they arrive you realize that you can’t open the front trunk because ... the car’s battery is dead! What to do? Before you panic, there are steps that you can do now to prevent this from happening to you in the future (more about it later). Scenario 2: You have an early Boxster or Carrera and you just laughed out loud from reading Scenario 1, because your car’s trunk is not electrically operated so that can’t happen to you. What you may not know is that the cable used to unlatch the trunk in your car is prone to breaking at some point and you could end up with a limp latch and a closed trunk! If you have a Boxster your worries just doubled because you have two trunks. Who’s laughing now? Before you panic, there are steps that you can do now to prevent this from happening to you in the future (more about it later). Keep in mind that your 986/996 remote key is programmed to enter into a battery-saving Standby Mode after five consecutive days of inactivity. To some, this could be confused with having a dead car battery because none of the remote’s buttons will unlock the car. Unlock your car the old fashioned way, using the key on the door. If you see lights inside then your issue was the remote control’s battery-saving Standby Mode. If that’s the case, press the key button on your remote to reactivate the remote. You are now good to go. If you don’t see any lights on the inside you probably have a dead battery and need to read on. Porsche devised several ways of solving this situation for you, depending on the model year you have. For the cars with electrically operated trunk lids (with a switch next to the driver’s doorsill) the easiest way to solve the problem is to recharge the battery a bit. You can use a 12 volt adapter connected to a donor battery through


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your cigarette lighter (12 volt) outlet. Also, on the fuse box (driver’s footwell) there is a red emergency prong. Pull it out about ½ inch and attach the positive (red) clamp of the jumper cable from the donor battery to its copper sides. The negative (black) clamp of the battery’s jumper cable attaches onto the door latch striker (ground). Note: When you attach the negative black clamp of your jumper cable coming from your booster battery to the exposed door latch striker the car’s alarm will be triggered. Turn the alarm off by locking and unlocking the car at the door lock. Depending on the condition of the car’s battery you may have to leave the connection in place for up to 1 hour in order to get enough charge to pop the trunk lid. When recharging this way, make sure all of the electricals are turned off including lights, radio, radar detector, GPS, etc. This connection is only good enough to get the trunk lid open. DO NOT try to start the engine with this connection in place. If the battery is completely dead and will not take a charge with the previous method, there’s an alternate way to open the trunk. Boxsters (all of them), Caymans (all of them), and Carreras (from 1999 on) are equipped with an emergency release cable to open the trunk(s) in case you’re ever facing Scenario 1 or 2. The problem is that the aforementioned emergency cable is not located in an easy position to reach it. The factory didn’t want to make it too easy for crooks to break into your trunks. This is not even mentioned in the Owner’s Manual. So, where is this lifesaving cable? On US 986 and 996 cars, the front trunk’s cable release is next to the right front (passenger’s side) headlight assembly. You’ll have to take out the headlight to find it.

On US 987, 997 and Caymans the front trunk release cable is in the left (driver’s) wheel well so the left front tire needs to be removed as well as three plastic fasteners so that the wheel well liner can be pulled back.

On the 987 Boxster, 997 Carrera and C7 Cayman you may want to add an extension to the existing cable in the left front wheel well so that you don’t need to remove the liner in case of an emergency. Now you can travel without worries knowing that you can get back into your car even with a dead battery. To learn more about the emergency release cables and Porsches in general, please visit my website at www. Happy Porscheing, Pedro

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The rear trunk’s cable release for Boxsters is in the left rear (driver’s side) bumper, just under the left tail light.

But what does this cable look like? It’s a shinny, steelbraided cable about 1/16 (0.06) inch in diameter with a loop on its end.

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