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The Grapevine Newsletter

August 2014


Hear it through the Grapevine Featured Stories

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Mammoth Alpine Tour Review

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Monterey Sports Car Week Preview

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Rolex Motor Sports Reunion at Laguna Seca

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Monterey Auctions Preview

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Porsche News Briefs

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Porsche’s First Liquid cooled 911, the 996

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Social Outings & Members Page Some GEM events in July reviewed

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Event Calendars & Schedules Upcoming GEM Social Events in June

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GEM Events in the Werks

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GEM Autocross and Concours

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Our GEM Event Calendar

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Up-Coming Out of Town Events The New Monterey Werks Reunion

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Willow Springs, Street of Willow Autocross

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Cal Inlands Picnic and a Movie in the Pard

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Timeline at Lake Arrowhead

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Porsche Club of America Golden Empire Region Board Members and Chair Persons

President President Omar Olivas

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Past President

gempresident@gmail.com Omar Olivas

Linn Christopher

Spencer Harris

Betsy Wadman

Pat Wadman

Membership Co-Chairs & Safety Chair &

Newsletter Editor

Insurance Coordinator

Michael Thomas

Mike McGregor

gemgrapevine@gmail.com

Communication Co-Chairs

Loren Stumbaugh and Anna Stumbaugh

Autocross Co-Chairs

Greg Fullmer and Charles Rook

PCA Membership Webmaster

Social Coordinator

Anton Khatsanovich

Tammy Harris

While our cars are very exclusive, our club is not. Did you know that you can add a family member or other interested person as an affiliate member, at no additional cost? The family or affiliate member must also be 18 years of age or older.

Please join us online at our newly remodeled Website and on our Facebook Group page:

For all of the details contact our Membership Chair:

http://gem.pca.org/

Loren Stumbaugh Porsche Club of America Golden Empire Region Membership Chairman Loren7025@gmail.com (661) 747-4416

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ PCA.GoldenEmpireRegion/ And please send any Newsletter comments or content contributions to :

gemgrapevine@gmail.com

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At a Glance. A few functions enjoyed by the Golden Empire Region’s Members in the Month of July Ken, Lauren, Anton, and Omar enjoying an impromptu Sunday Drive. Thanks Anastasia for posting the Pix !!

July’s Social Meeting had a great Golden Empire turn out at the Macaroni Grill

Greg Fullmer takes 3rd place in class at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium Autocross in his New Cayman R

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Upcoming GEM Social and Sporting Events

Our Next Social Dinner Meeting will be held at the Great Castle Chinese Restaurant on Bakersfield’s Beautiful Union Ave at 4th St. Tuesday evening, Aug 19, at 6:30 August: 8th,

Click Events Hyperlinks for more event information Friday Evening, Cal Inland Region will host a Picnic and a Movie in the Park Location: Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs California, 6:00 PM Friday August 8th 2014

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Saturday, Golden Empire Region will host Driving Tour to the Getty Museum in Los Angles

11th—17th, Tuesday– Sun, Monterey Sports Car Week. Review the Monterey Car Week article within this newsletter for event details.

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A Drive to the NEW Tajon Outlet Stores for a day of shopping, Will meet at the Hungry Hunter on Rosedale at 10:am. Golden Empire Region Social Dinner Meeting at Great Castle Chinese Restaurant, corner of Union Ave and 4th St. @6:30pm Bullet proof vests are considered appropriate attire for this dinning event ...

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Saturday, Cal Inland Region’s tour to Malamut Automotive Museum and Lunch at Cheese Cake Factory in Thousand Oaks.

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Saturday, GEM Region will host a Driving Tour to Glennville

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Tuesday, Golden Empire Region Social Dinner Meeting. Location to be determined

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Saturday, Riverside Region will host the Annual Arrowhead Timeline Exhibition in Lake Arrowhead

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Saturday, Golden Empire Region will host it’s annual Porsche Concours. Location to be announced

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Sunday, Golden Empire Region will host Autocross at Minter Field Airport on Runway 3

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Monday, Gran Prix Region will host Autocross on the Streets of Willow at the Willow Springs Raceway

The Golden Ox, every Saturday Morning at 8:am for Breakfast and Chit Chat , 3400 Wilson Rd. 5


Be sure to register for this event in August at MotorSportReg.Com

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www.werksreunion.com For those that have not already registered, the Porsche Club of America is set to begin a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The new, premier Porsche event will take place on Friday, August 15, during the world-famous "Car Week" on California's Monterey Peninsula.

Porsche owners looking to compete will have the opportunity to enter their car in the concours. The concours will be designed to celebrate all aspects of Porsche enthusiasm. From original to modified outlaws, our goal is a welcoming concours that will dazzle competitors & spectators alike. Judging classes & rules will be available at a later date. Special, one-of-a-kind trophies are being made just for this event. Porsche owners who do not enter the concours will have the opportunity to show off their pride and joy in the model specific Porsche only parking area. PCA membership is not required to attend, and admission is free.

In years past, PCA co-hosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Canada Golf Club. Now it's a celebration of just our favorite German marque. All will be treated to a stunning display of hundreds of Porsches, access vendors, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts. The 2014 show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.

The event every Porsche guy in Monterey should be at !!

Additional details and registration information at www.werksreunion.com About

Registration Events Contacts Sponsors Photo Galleries

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A Few Things in the Werks for the Golden Empire Region A couple of new Driving/Social Events are currently being organized. The first one is an idea that developed back in December. It will be a multi-day drive throughout Central California. In the spirit of the Italian Mille Miglia and California Mille, a Golden Empire Region Meta Mille Miglia is being formed. The dates are Friday Oct 31 through Sunday Nov 2. It’s a 500 mile tour that will take place over a three day period. From Friday though Sunday attendees will drive from Bakersfield, through the curves of Hwy 33 to Ojai. Up the lower Central Coast through the Santa Barbara wine vineyards of Los Olivos. The sleepy community of Los Olivos is a good place for dinner and some great wine sampling. And then enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in Solvang. Saturday mourning will bring a drive up Central Coast through Morro Bay to Cambria. Shopping and eating will take place in Cambria that afternoon. Then on up to Ragged Point Inn on Hwy 1 for dinner and lodging at 600 feet above the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean. But we are not done with Saturday yet. An evening tour through Hearst Castle is being organized for that night. Sunday morning takes use up the majestic coast of beautiful Hwy 1 into Carmel for lunch. Then off to Hollister to stage a spirited fun run down through Hwy 25 and back home.

This is only a broad overview and some of information listed here maybe slightly inaccurate. We would be interested in suggestions anyone may have to help fine tune our Meta Mille. This will be a pay-as-you-go tour. So members will be required to make their own lodging plans. This will allow for varying pricing options for lodging.

The other Driving Tour we are working to organize is a wine tasting trip to Paso Robles. Sandy Anderson did a great job getting the ball rolling on this. However, things failed to come together for this one. We are in contact with a follow PCA member who now lives in Paso Robles that specializes in organizing wine tours. He states he can put a Paso Roble wine tour together that produces maximum enjoyment at a modest cost. He indicated that there are some very nice hotels at some reasonable prices during a weekday, in the month of November. He has stated that if we are flexible enough to plan a trip that includes a Thursday night only stay that will help to keep the cost down and avoid the large weekend crowds. He also stated that he can arrange the a scenic drive before the trip, wine tasting at as many as ten vineyards. He will also plan two lunches and one dinner all at different wineries. He even stated something about an olive or olive tasting tour.

What he needs to help us crate this tour is a date and a number of participants. He stated that he can produce a very nice two day trip in the range of $400 per couple, including food at wineries and nice comfortable lodging if done during time period stated above. He stated that the La Quinta Inn in Paso Robles offers very nice rooms and a reasonable price. I think that his cost are reasonable and his knowledge of the Paso Robles are vineyards will produce an excellent trip with minimum planning and organizing on the clubs parts. Perhaps once we do a trip through him it will much easier for our GEM group to organize a well planned trip ourselves. So be prepared to discuss these issues in the near future. 8


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Happy Summer Everyone! I hope you are all keeping either water- or air-cooled this hot summer. We are still in the middle of a heat wave, but that hasn’t kept our club indoors the entire time. Some folks have been going on nice Porsche drives including a crossregion/cross-zone overnight drive to Mammoth Lakes and a whale watching trip to Oxnard, while others joined us at our monthly social and weekly breakfast meetings. I would like to invite you all to take a look at our calendar for more fantastic events this summer season! In August, we are invited to join Cal-Inland Region for a “Movie Night in Bear Valley” with our own drive to The Getty the following day. Don’t forget Werks Reunion will be on the 15th in Carmel Valley! For those of you with the shopping bug, we plan a visit to the Tejon Outlets late in the month. September brings us an exhilarating drive to Glennville and this year’s Timeline while October has our premier events Concours and Autocross (please visit our calendar on http://gem.pca.org for regular updates). We will soon be canvassing for Concours and Autocross volunteers. Last event our volunteers had a blast! Be sure to volunteer early and often! Stay safe and cool this summer! Omar Olivas President – Golden Empire Region gempresident@gmail.com

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A few weekends ago several of our GEM members drove to Mammoth Lakes for the Mammoth High-Alpine driving tour. It was hosted by Mark Coronado from the Cayman Register, which is a Special Interest Group of the PCA. President Dave Ogden from the Sequoia Region of the PCA was also on hand to assist with weekend details. Greg Fullmer, Rick Higdon, my son Nick and I were present to represent our region. A total of about 50 cars from 5 different PCA Regions were present. Including few cars that didn't truly display the Porsche badge but wanted to run with the pack anyway. And it’s to see why others would want to join in the tour. A more beautiful area to hold a sports car event would be hard to find. The roads and scenery around Mammoth Lake and Yosemite are akin to Highway 1, without the ocean. And surprising to me, the roads very smooth and well maintained. They provided an excellent surface for some rather ‘spirited’ driving.

Thank you Mark and Dave for your hospitality. A great time seemed to be had by all, except for maybe a couple in an orange Boxster who experience a Close Encounter of the Worst Kind with the friendly neighborhood CHP ……...

The Friday Afternoon Reception at the Juniper Springs Lodge

Saturday Mornings Driver’s Meeting before the Driving Tours

Greg Fullmer beside his Gorgeous Cayman R waiting to Run

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Most of the highways in the Mammoth Lakes area are 7000 to 8000 feet in elevation. And Tioga Pass was over 9000 ft. I was aware that the thinner air of the high altitudes would reduce performance on vehicles with carburetors. However; I was surprised to noticed the impact that the higher elevation had on my 2008 Cayman S. My 2008 Cayman S does not benefit from the DFI, or Direct Fuel Injection that was incorporated into the 2009 Cayman S. But I did find that by running in Sports Mode my 2008 S did seem to regain much of it’s lost power. Below is a brief article I found that explains the working of DFI . The Cayman S engine used since 2009 doesn't gain any displacement over the engine used from 2006 - 08. However; thanks to the fewer moving parts and the introduction of Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), this engine produces a hefty 25 more brake horsepower than the previous. DFI injects high pressure fuel directly into the combustion chamber, instead of injecting it into the intake tract. This provides several advantages including more precise fuel delivery and the ability to make use of higher compression without pre-ignition. More compression means more efficiency and more horsepower. But don't feel guilty when you're punishing the pavement with the added horsepower because DFI also produces significantly less carbon dioxide and other pollutants. And that’s why I bought my Cayman S, to save the Planet :)

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Summary The Porsche Timeline Exhibition features cars which illustrates the evolution of Porsche automobiles for the early 1950’s to the present. Cars are displayed in chronological order alone the Lake Arrowhead waterfront and throughout Lake Arrowhead’s Village. The exhibit includes placards which discuss the features of the various models. Each car has a data sheet which includes specific historical and other information of interest. Participants have a chance to relax in a pleasant location, display their cars to other exhibitors, to other members of the Porsche Club and to the public, as well as having the opportunity to discuss the significance of the cars with all who attends. As the Village is Celebrating Oktoberfest during this Exhibition, there is always great food and merchandise available from the local vendors. 16


2014 Timeline at Lake Arrowhead

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Steve Anderson Illustrations, Factory Authorized Porsche Prints Enriching the ownership experience for auto enthusiasts and collectors Looking to spruce up the Man Cave with some Porsche pix? I just came across these beautifully done Porsche posters. I recently ordered the poster below for my son’s room. Also, Steve will take a few of photos of anyone’s car and create a very personal print of their car collection. The personal illustrations start at $349. See the example below:

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"Porsche History 1948-2012""Porsche History 1948-2012" is a new poster / print release for the 2011 holiday season. The print measures a generous w36" x h24" and features 40 original illustrations depicting Porsche sports cars from the diminutive 1948 356 Gmund Coupe to the recently introduced 991 Series 911. Readers of Excellence Magazine will be familiar with the work of Staff Illustrator, Steve Anderson, and for the first time, the archive of original artwork has been carefully edited and remastered for this very special commemorative print. The finished product is available in two finishes, a heavy weight poster and a limited edition fine art print (series of 250 prints).

Click on the Poster above to be taken to Steve Anderson’s Porsche Illustration Page

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Steve preserving someone’s wonderful automotive memory as he creates an amazing illustrations from a only photographs

Porsche Stationary All cards feature reductions of the above listed prints on front and are blank inside. They measure 5” x 7” and are packaged by the dozen, with envelopes, in clear acetate boxes.

Price: $20 + $5.95 s&h (ca tx = $1.65)

CONCOURS PLACARDS NOW AVAILABLE The finished piece measures w14" x h20". It's framed in durable (black anodized) aluminum with non-glare acrylic glazing. Each Concours Placard comes with a black easel which I've chosen to best display the placard on the typical lawn or display space. The delivery box is also reusable and will help protect the interior of your car.

Price: $250 + $30 s&h (Ca tax = $20.62) Custom PROFILE Illustration must have already been created

Porsche 356 History - Artist Signed

Porsche Early 911 History - Artist Signed

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Porsche 911 History - Artist Signed


It doesn't get better for any car guy, or girl than Monterey, California in the middle of August. And that time is about to arrive again. The Monterey Car Week offers and amazing set of car events. Attend car shows featuring the finest and most valuable collector cars in the world. Or go to the track events where one can see, hear, and smell many of the most famous vintage and classic racing cars, that were driven by the most successful racing drivers, on the most prestigious race tracks the world has ever had to offer. And of course you can’t help but be thrilled by the excitement that comes from a single vehicle selling for tens of millions of dollars at the Monterey auctions. And all of this fun and excitement is less than four hours away from us here in Golden Empire Region.

Not all of the "track" was paved; the original 1950 route consisted of both paved two-lane roads and sections of dirt or loose gravel. Races started along Portola Road near the present-day equestrian center. Although the course was always tight and twisty with tall Cypress trees

Monterey Car Week originated from a racing events in the early fifties on the Pebble Beach Road Race circuit. The "Del Monte Trophy" was held on the twisty, leafy, and very narrow town roads in Pebble Beach, California from 1950 through 1956. The races were managed under the auspices of the SCCA, or Sports Car Club of America. The route was originally 1.8 miles (2.9 km) long, but was lengthened from 1951 onwards to 2.1 miles (3.4 km).

hemming in the track on either side, accidents were scarce and relatively uneventful. The exception came in 1956 when a driver named Ernie McAfee fatally slammed his Ferrari into a tree. This spelled the end of the popular Pebble Beach Road Races, although it was the genesis of Laguna Seca Raceway, its modern-day successor.

The search for an appropriate route for the race began at the famous 17 Mile Drive but that later proved unsuitable. After evaluating several alternatives, a collection of roads near the Lodge at Pebble Beach was chosen, partly for its location and partly because it was short enough and tight enough that it wouldn't overtax some of the small cars of the day. 22


In 1950 the first Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance is held in conjunction with the first Pebble Beach Road Race. Racing great Phil Hill, who will go on to be a World Drivers Champion, wins the Road Race driving a Jaguar XK120.

Best of Show at the Concours goes to a 1950 Edwards R-26 Special Sport Roadster owned by its creator, Sterling Edwards. Two to three dozen cars are exhibited at the first Pebble Beach Concours, in three classes: prewar cars, postwar cars and MGs. The Races and Concours are such a success that they are repeated immediately the following spring. In 1952 the Concours moves from the Beach Club to the lawn of what is then called Del Monte Lodge, which we now know as The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Car classes increase and cars on display are distinguished based on cost and type. In 1961, for the first time, the Concours requests a one-dollar donation from those in attendance. These donations go directly to benefit the Monterey Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary. But this year attendees will pay $275 per ticket to attend the finest Concours d’ Elegance in the world. However; if free is more your style and you want to see some of the cars that will line the Pebble Beach 18th green without paying the heavy price there is a way. It’s an event on the city streets of Carmel called Concours on the Avenue on Tuesday. Also the cars on the Tour d’ Elegance, which caravan down Hwy 1 on Thursday will line the Carmel City streets for a lunch stop. These will all be cars from the Pebble Beach Concours.

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A FREE CARMEL COUCOURS EVENT During the Monterey Car Week. TUESDAY, August 12th, from 10am to 5pm

This year includes a large group of Vintage Porsches on the Avenue

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Featured Marque this year is 100 years of Maserati

I have found this event to rival the Pebble Beach Concours. At a very modest cost you can walk freely throughout the paddock area to view and photograph the cars. PCA also hosts a Porsche Corral with lunch and other hospitality services for a modest additional fee. The corral parking is trackside and much less dusty than the general parking areas.

The sports cars that race at this event are invited to participate. Cars are usually grouped for races by the year the car was built. From cars of pre 1920s to Can Am of the 1970s. And every car, from the very old to the most recent share one thing in common. They all have racing prominence. You don’t just view the cars here. You get to hear the cars, and smell the racing fuel as the cars drive past you onto the track.

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The Porsche Club of America is set to begin a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The new, premier Porsche event will take place on Friday, August 15, during the world famous “Car Week” on California’s Monterey Peninsula. In years past, PCA co-hosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Cañada Golf Club. For 2014, the PCA will host a dedicated event to celebrate Porsche automobiles on the very same fairways. Expect a breathtaking array of Porsches, from rare classics to customs, race cars, current models, and everything in between. Werks Reunion is open to all attendees and tagged as “A Porsche Gathering” for a reason: PCA is inviting all Porsche clubs, owners and enthusiasts to join in the fun! It is intended to be a new way for all Porsche owners to mingle during Monterey’s annual auto extravaganza. As a result, the Porsche Owners Club, Porsche Racing Club, 356 Registry, 356 Club, Early 911S Registry, R Gruppe, 914 World, and all other Porsche clubs and registries are all welcome. Membership in PCA is not required.

Porsche owners looking to compete will have the opportunity to enter their car in the concours. The concours will be designed to celebrate all aspects of Porsche enthusiasm. From original to modified outlaws, our goal is a welcoming concours that will dazzle competitors & spectators alike. Judging classes & rules will be available at a later date. Special, one-of-a-kind trophies are being made just for this event. Porsche owners who do not enter the concours will have the opportunity to show off their pride and joy in the model specific Porsche only parking area. All will be treated to a stunning display of more than 500 Porsches, access vendors, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts. The 2014 show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.

ALL DAY View cars, socialize, have fun! Be sure to register to attend this event at MotorSportReg.Com 26

7:00am – Registration opens 7:00-9:00am – Cars placed on field and in parking corral 7:00-10:00am – Breakfast 9:30-12:00 – Judging 10:00-4:00 – Bier Garten (Each entrant will receive one complimentary beer ticket. Cash bar is also available to be stocked with St. Pauli, Spaten, Becks and spirits) 10:30-1:00 – Luncheon 2:00-3:00 – Awards Ceremony


Two of the Featured Marques this year are Maserati and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

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And of course no Car Week would be complete without the auto auctions Last year during the Monterey Car Week over $300,000,000 was realized from the auto sales through five of the largest auto auction houses. Gooding & Co, RM Auctions, Bonhams, Mecum, and Russo and Steel are five of the auto auction companies that now schedule annual auctions here in August. In an effort to try to maintain some resemblance to a Porsche related article, I have listed several Porsches that will be offered this year by Gooding and RM auctions this year. One of the Star Cars this year comes from Gooding. It is the 1969 Porsche 917K shown below. This is the same 917 Porsche driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 Le Mans movie. We should see some huge numbers here. UPDATE: The 917K Steve McQueen Car has been pulled from the Auction. Estimates of $20 Million dollars for this car were being suggested.

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In the September issue of The Grapevine the sale prices will be listed for the Porsches sold from several of the auto auctions held in Monterey throughout this week. As you can see these are not just the typical vintage Porsches. But some rather rare and very collectable Porsches. However, I would expect the increase in value of these more unique cars to reflect an increase in value of our vintage Porsche as well.

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Monterey Sports Car Week, Calendar of Events Click on Event Names Below for more Information Regarding each Event

Tuesday, August 12th * Automobilia Monterey Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Location: Embassy Suites - 1441 Canyon Del Rey Admission: Check website for prices * Concours on the Avenue Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Location: Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea Admission: Free

Wednesday, August 13th * Automobilia Monterey Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Location: Embassy Suites - 1441 Canyon Del Rey Admission: Check website for prices * Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival 2014 Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Monterey Jet Center Admission: Check website for prices

Wednesday, August 13th * Monterey Car Week Rally Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 11:30 am Location: Shoreline Community Church parking lot 2500 Garden Road, Monterey Admission: Free for spectators

* The Little Car Show Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Setup starting at 11:00 am Showtimes 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm Location: On Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove between Fountain and 16th Street. Admission: Free * Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel Valley Admission: Check website for prices. * Carmel Mission Classic Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Carmel Mission Basilica 3080 Rio Road, Carmel Admission: $30 per person 30


Friday, August 15th * Legends of the Autobahn Friday, August 15, 2014: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Location: Nicklaus Club Pasadera Dr. Monterey Admission: Check website for prices * The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Friday, August 15, 2014: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel CA 93923 Admission: Check website for prices * 20th Annual Pacific Grove Auto Rally Friday, August 15, 2014 - Time: To be announced Lighthouse and Forest Ave. Pacific Grove

* Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Friday, August 15, 2014 Admission: Check website for prices * Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Time: Automobilia @ 9:30 am, Automobiles @ 11:am Location: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel Valley, Cal Admission: Check website for prices * Rick Cole Auctions Friday, August 15, 2014 Time: 10:am to 10:pm Location: Monterey Marriott 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, California Admission: Check website for prices. * Automotive Film and Arts Festival Thursday, August 15, 2014 Time: 4:pm to 11:pm Location: Golden State Theatre, Monterey Admission: Check website for prices The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event showcasing great dramas, documentaries, and works of art, music, and design that reconnect the audience’s emotions to the automotive world.

Friday, August 15th * Werks Reunion Friday, August 15, 2014 Time: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Rancho Canada Golf Club 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Admission: Free to spectators, participants please see website for registration fees. The Porsche Club of America is set to begin a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The new, premier Porsche event will take place on Friday, August 15, during the world-famous "Car Week" on California's Monterey Peninsula. In years past, PCA cohosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Canada Golf Club. All will be treated to a stunning display of more than 500 Porsches, access vendors, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts. The 2014 show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.

Saturday, August 16th * Concorso Italiano Saturday, August 16, 2014: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Black Horse Golf Course 1 Golf Club Road, Seaside, CA 93955 Admission: Check Website for prices * Tour d'LeMons Saturday, August 16, 2014 Time: To be announced Location: To be announced * Cars and Coffee Hosted by Barrett Jackson Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Del Monte Shopping Center 1410 Del Monte Center Monterey, CA This is a free event for participants and spectators

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Thursday, August 14th * Dine in DeVine

* Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction Thursday, August 14, 2014 Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel Valley Admission: Check website for prices

Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:30 Cocktail hour 6:30 Dinner Admission: Check website for prices This evening guests will appreciate an assortment of spectacular cars, fine dining and fabulous Château Julien wines. Show your rare, exotic or vintage car in the show and purchase dinner tickets at wine club member pricing. Seating is limited

* Mecum Muscle Cars & More Thursday, August 14, 2014 Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course 1 Old Golf Course Road Monterey, California Admission: Buyers, Sellers and Spectators are welcome to attend Mecum's Monterey Auction. Vehicle preview area may be reserved for registered bidders only.

* Russo and Steele's 14th Sports and Muscle Auction Thursday, August 14, 2014: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Auction starts promptly at 5:00 pm Location: Downtown Monterey Admission: Check website for prices

* Italian Stampede Thursday, August 14, 2014 Location: Drive from LA to Monterey

* Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:am-8:am cars line up near Collins Field in Pebble Beach 8:30 am - Tour departs, tracing portions of 17-Mile Drive and nearby scenic roads 11:30 - 12:00 Noon - Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea 12:00 - 2:00 pm - Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Tour returns to Pebble Beach

* Automotive Film and Arts Festival Thursday, August 14, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Golden State Theatre, Monterey Admission: Check website for prices The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event showcasing great dramas, documentaries, and works of art, music, and design that reconnect the audience’s emotions to the automotive world.

Friday, August 15th * RM Auction Thursday, August 14, 2014 Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center 2 Portola Plaza Monterey , California Admission: Check website for prices

* Russo and Steele's 14th Sports and Muscle Auction Friday, August 15, 2014: 5:pm to 10:pm Auction starts promptly at 5:00 pm Location: Downtown Monterey Admission: Check website for prices * RM Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey , California

* Rick Cole Auctions Thursday, August 14, 2014 Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Location: Monterey Merriot 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, California 32


Saturday, August 16th

Saturday, August 16th

*Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company Saturday, August 16, 2014 Pebble Beach, CA Admission: Check website for prices

* RM Auction Saturday, August 16, 2014 Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center 2 Portola Plaza’ Monterey , California Admission" Check website for prices

* The Barnyard Ferrari Event Saturday, August 16, 2014 Time: 4:pm to 7:pm Location: The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel, California Admission: Check website for prices

* Serata Italiana Saturday, August 16, 2014 Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Location: Pasadera Country Club Admission: Check website for prices The Lamborghini Club gathering is Lamborghini Club event. Serata Italiana hosts this special awards dinner gala during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Auto Week.

Russo and Steele's 14th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction Saturday, August 16, 2014: 5: pm to 10: pm Auction starts promptly at 5:00 pm Location: Downtown Monterey Admission: Check website for prices

* Automotive Film and Arts Festival Thursday, August 16, 2014 Time: 4:pm to 11:pm Location: Golden State Theatre, Monterey

* Mecum Muscle Cars & More Saturday, August 16, 2014 Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course 1 Old Golf Course Road Monterey, CA 93940 Admission: Buyers, Sellers and Spectators are welcome to attend Mecum's Monterey Auction. * Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Saturday, August 16, 2014 Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Approximately 550 vehicles are invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. This year, the 100th anniversary of the iconic Italian automaker Maserati will be the featured marque.

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Sunday, August 17th * Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Sunday, August 17, 2014 Admission: Check website for prices * Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Sunday, August 17, 2014 Admission: Check website for prices The Premier Automotive Concours d’ Elegance in the World. Here you see the Best of the Best cars in World * Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company Sunday, August 17, 2014 Pebble Beach, CA Admission: Check website for prices * Rick Cole Auctions Sunday, August 17, 2014 Time: 10:am to 10:pm


Porsche News Briefs Why is German Automaker Porsche Flying Britain's Union Jack ? Other exclusive features include special 20-inch Sport Classic alloy wheels, upper part of rear spoiler, Sports Design wing mirrors, exterior door handles Porsche logo script in black along door sills.

Porsche’s Exclusive 911 Turbo S Great Britain Edition The exclusive 40 car run of the Great Britain Edition adds some unique British cosmetic features to help the car stand out from other 911 Turbo S examples. And all for a mere $260,000 dollars

Storage compartment lid with embossed Union flag dash plaque. A Sports Design steering wheel with center marking in Guards Red. Guards Red stitching Black leather interior with Guards Red stitching Privacy glazing Porsche crest embossed on head restraints. Seat belts in Guards Red Personalized carbon door sill guards with ‘911 Turbo S – Exclusive GB Edition’ in illuminated lettering Carbon interior trim, including PDK gear lever. Porsche floor mats with leather edging and decorative stitching in Guards Red. Complementary accessories including personalized indoor car cover, a unique photo book and key pouch in leather with decorative Guards Red stitching.

A black rear upper spoiler is said to hark back to the 1974 3.0 930, along with twentyinch Sport Classic wheels in black, black finished exterior door handles, and the black ‘Porsche’ script along the sills. Black leather upholstery features Guards Red contrasting stitching, with an embossed Union Jack flag on the center storage compartment lid. Special features of the exclusive Great Britain Edition 911 Turbo S are choice of three exterior colors; White, GT Silver metallic, or Guards Red. Each color trimmed with contrasting exterior features in high gloss black.

Will Porsche Cars GB find 40 people to buy the UK-only 991 Turbo S Exclusive GB? Perhaps, but does that really matter as long as everyone knows “Exclusive” is alive and well, and living in Stuttgart. Besides, I do kind of like the Dash Plaque.

All winners must be present August 15 with their Porsche on display in the concours or corral to claim their prize. Prize restrictions may apply.

Click here to Register for Porsche Werks Reunion Monterey We have even more prize announcements to come. Keep in mind that less than 200 registration spots remain. Don't delay. See you in Monterey!

Win a set of Michelin tires, or attend the 2015 24 Hour of Le Mans. It's as easy as registering for the 2014 Werks Reunion.

Think that no you know ever wins one of these great prizes? That might have been the way Mike McGregor felt before he took home a free voucher for a complete set of Pirelli tires at Porsche Parade

Yes you read that right. Michelin, the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Werks Reunion, is providing substantial prizes for Werks Reunion attendees. The first official raffle items will be a set of Michelin street tires (1st), Michelin jacket (2nd), and set of Michelin tire covers (3rd). To enter for a chance to win one of these three items, simply register your Porsche in the concours or corral by July 25. In addition, all registered Werks Reunion concours and corral entrants will be automatically entered for a trip (airfare/lodging) for two adults to the 2015 24 Hour of Le Mans. 34


Porsche News Briefs Porsche’s brilliant Macan Marketing Move Walk into a Porsche dealer today, place an order for a Macan and you'll be looking at a waiting period of six months or more before you can expect delivery. That may be common enough for high-end European automakers, but the Porsche Macan is meant to lure new buyers to the brand, and the waitlist could be enough to deter them from sticking around, Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, said at a media event here. The solution? Offer to lease them a Boxster or Cayman until their new Macan arrives. Shorter in term that the usual new-car lease, these sixmonth terms are designed to keep buyers from turning their backs, all while potential customers can experience the best of Porsche has to offer. "I hate to have customers who don't know Porsche to visit for the first time a Porsche dealership, prepare to enter the family and then get an answer from the dealer, 'Oh, yes, we'd love to have you, but you have to wait six or seven months to get your order,'" von Platen said.

About 80 percent of Macans are expected to be sold to first-time

Come see the new Porsche, not the tigers cubs! That's the message that Porsche is apparently sending to its dealers, some of which were planning to display tigers or their cubs to promote the new, small Macan, after hearing from animal-rights advocates. Porsche says Macan is a name derived from the Indonesian word for tiger.

Porsche buyers, he said. The short-term lease program, however, is open to anyone who puts in a firm order for the Macan. Porsche is seeing positive response to the program, which just launched, von Platen said. But he said it's too early to provide numbers for how many Macan buyers are taking Porsche up on the short -term leases, which are offered at a monthly cost comparable to what they'd pay for a Macan.

The Macan starts at $50,895, the Boxster at $52,395, and the base 2014 Cayman enters at $53,595. Porsche sold 1,263 Macans in the United States last month. Supply constraints will limit the Macan's full-year U.S. sales to less than 10,000 in 2014, von Platen said. Depending on how demand holds up, U.S. sales could reach 18,000 annually as soon as next year, he said. Porsche's Leipzig, Germany, plant is currently set up to build 50,000 Macans a year, but Porsche could boost that number if demand continues to be strong. While the short-term leases are intended to improve satisfaction for waiting customers, the program also could temporarily help sales for the Boxster and Cayman, two of Porsche's lower-volume products, and provide dealerships with low-mileage used cars.

burden, says Susan Bass, public relations director for the Big Cat Rescue non-profit, when reached for comment Wednesday. She says she reached out to Porsche and got a call back from a marketing executive "who could not have been nicer." She says he told her dealers are independent, but "we strongly suggested that they do not have live tigers at any of their dealerships."

The quick action came after an exotic cats sanctuary in Tampa said it heard from another rescue organization in North Carolina that a nearby Porsche dealership was making inquiries about renting tiger cubs for a promotion around the new crossover SUV. Sounded like other dealers might have the same idea, too. Such promotions are frowned upon in the animal-rights community because cuddly cubs soon grow into full-size cats that breeders or private owners can't afford to keep — making them someone else's 35


PORSCHE’S 996, The First Liquid Cooled 911 Even with concerns over the IMS, the 996 can be a Sports Car bargain if chosen carefully

996 first seen at the 1997 Frankfurt show

Targa eventually joined Coupe and Cabriolet

Like it or not, the 996 generation of Porsche 911 is one of the most seminal models in this car's development. While the purists huffed at the switch from air cooling to water cooling for the flat-six engine, this change guaranteed the 911 a future in a world where emissions and noise regulations simply made an air-cooled engine an anachronism.

At the same time as the new engine, Porsche changed the original 'fried egg' headlights to units with the Turbo's headlight design to differentiate the car from the Boxster. There were also new bumpers and the Cabriolet gained a glass rear screen. A Targa version also arrived with a retracting glass panel. Late in the 996's life, Porsche added the Carrera 4S in Coupe and Cabriolet bodies. It offered the wide body style of the Turbo, along with that model's brakes and suspension set-up but the standard 3.6-litre motor. Many regard this as the ultimate standard 996 and it's spotted by the full width rear reflector.

What Porsche came up with in when it unveiled the new 996 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1997 was a car with the same silhouette but it was 190mm longer. There was also a lot in common with the Boxster from the A-pillar forwards. However, the engine remained out at the back, but the water cooledwater cooling allowed 3.4-litre unit produced 300hp. Four valves per cylinder were standard and a first for a mainstream 911 model, while power was delivered via a six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic auto gearbox. The Carrera 4 with all-wheel drive pitched up towards the end of 1998 and was offered in both Coupe and Cabriolet forms.

By 2004, enough stories of engine problems were emerging for the 996 to earn a reputation as a 911 designed by accountants and it was replaced by the 997. Partly due to this reputation and partly because there are simply far more 996s out there than its predecessor, the much sought after 993, this first water-cooled 911 represents superb value for money and cars start from as little as $15,000. Picking a good one requires a little more effort, but you'll be hard-pressed to spend more than $38,000 on even a low miles C4S. The Turbo and limited production 996 models fetch more money, but for this guide we'll stick with the standard models.

In its original state, the 996 was good for 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds and 174mph, enough to keep it in the hunt against more expensive and exotic rivals. Then Porsche increased the engine size to 3.6-litres in 2001, upping power to 320hp and top speed to 178mph while lowering the 0-62mph dash to 5.0 seconds. 36


The 996 may have been the first watercooled 911 but it certainly wasn't new territory for Porsche by then. The Boxster was already using a version of the new 911's engine, albeit with smaller capacities and midmounted. Porsche launched the 996 with a 3,387cc engine with four valves per cylinder that produced 300hp at 6,800rpm. This was increased to 3,596cc from 2001. The 3.4-litre engine offers 258lb ft of torque at 4,600rpm, while the 3.6-liter unit is a tad more flexible with 273lb ft at 4,250rpm. A six-speed manual gearbox was standard fit for the 996 in all body styles or buyers could opt for the fivespeed Tiptronic auto with manual override.

The gearboxes in the 996 are regarded as tough, but clutches can wear more quickly than you might expect on manuals, so check for any slipping or judders from a standing start. Early 996 manual gearboxes experienced a few woes with broken gear linkage cables, but this should have been sorted either under warranty or by a careful owner. Porsche modified the cables in 2001 to rectify this fault and the improved system can be fitted to earlier cars. The Tiptronic auto is also reliable, but make sure the car cycles through all five ratios smoothly and the manual function works cleanly and quickly with the kickdown. Now we come to the two big areas of debate and concern with the 996: the rear main seal and intermediate shaft. The rear main seal (RMS) sits at the front of the engine on the crankshaft. When it begins to fail, oil seeps past and drips down into the gearbox bellhousing and on to the ground. In most cases, this is more of an irritation than a major problem so long as the oil leak doesn't get worse and you keep the engine topped up with quality oil. It will need replaced eventually, but it's an engine out job, so canny owners wait till the clutch needs replacing and

Early cars most afflicted by engine woes have the RMS changed at the same time. A word of caution as the RMS needs to be properly positioned and seated with a special tool to make sure it doesn't start leaking again. An uprated RMS from Porsche is available to address the problem of the original failing and there are also upgraded RMS in ceramic from specialists. While a leaking RMS is rarely fatal to the engine's health, the intermediate shaft (IMS) is a much greater worry. The IMS is driven off the crankshaft and operates the double overhead camshafts on each bank of cylinders. A sprocket on the end of the IMS drives the cams and is held in place by a small stud. This stud can break off and allows the IMS to wear the bearing that holds it in place. The first signs an owner will notice of this problem is a rattle when starting the engine from cold. This will develop into a much worse rattle before the cam chain jumps off and destroys the engine. Porsche changed this design to use a larger bearing and toothed chain, but it's not possible to swap this into earlier engines. A rebuilt engine from a well regarded specialist such as Hartech or Autofarm will underpin the value of any 996. The IMS can also cause an oil leak at the front of the engine, which is buried under the rear window and can be easily mistaken for an RMS leak. When the IMS bearing leaks, it needs to be replaced and the securing bolts properly sealed in place to prevent future leaks. If you spot oil in the coolant when inspecting a 996, it's likely one or both of the cylinder heads have cracked, allowing oil into the water jacket. The other crack to be worried about is with the cylinder liners. They are made of Lokasil 37

and the aluminium block was cast around them to create a single unit. In most cases, it's the centre cylinder of the three on each bank that fails. It starts with a small crack appearing and this can lead to a chunk of cylinder liner detaching, which renders the engine scrap. The only sign this is happening is an increased thirst for coolant, so watch fluid levels carefully. A replacement engine will be anything between $5,900 for a motor from a scrapped car up to $20,000 for a completely rebuilt unit from a specialist, and you will have labor charges on top. Checking the oil level is done with the dashboard digital display, so many owners overlook it. Also inspect the radiators at the front fully as, like the Boxster and Cayman, they corrode and can be damaged by stones.

RMS/IMS only affects about five per cent, honest! A smoky exhaust with a 996 is most likely to be the oil breather system failing. It can lead to a cylinder filling with oil and the engine refusing to start, but a modified breather is available from specialists that cures this ill. Other oil leaks can occur from the cylinder head gaskets and pipes in the engine bay, but they are no more or less common than with other performance cars of this age and era. Poor idling is not uncommon and down to the VarioCam variable valve timing mechanism. Corrosion on the solenoid prevents the system working as it should, but is a relatively simple job to replace with a redesigned part from Porsche. Despite these potentially catastrophic problems, experts reckon they affect only around five per cent of 996 production and earlier cars were more susceptible.


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August 2014 Grapevine Newsletter from the Golden Empire Region of the Porsche Club of America, PCA