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Volume 54, Issue 623 March 2015


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President’s Message

The Porsche Patter is the official newsletter of the Chesapeake Region of the Porsche Club of America. Contributions to the Porsche Patter should be sent to the Editor at least four weeks preceding the month of publication in Microsoft Word format via email to editor@pcachs.org. Please send images in their original size.

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Membership and Anniversaries

Editor: Michael Murphy

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Upcoming Events - 1, Tech Session - PPI at Ralph’s

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Pre-Purchase Inspection Forms

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Upcoming Events - 2, Social - Cars & Coffee

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Upcoming Events - 3, Social - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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Your Name and Car Badge

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Calendar of Events for 2015

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Tech Session - Learning How To Weld

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Social - Weekender and Farmstead Grill

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In The News - 911 GT 3 RS

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2015 Tech Tactics East

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Market - For Sale

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PCA License Plates

Gary Martinez Aaron & Minta Miller

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he Chesapeake Region of the Porsche Club of America serves it’s club members and hosts activities within the Baltimore, Annapolis and surrounding geographic area, including Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The general objectives of PCACHS are, as indicated in the by laws: Promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads. Promote the enjoyment and sharing of goodwill and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche vehicle and engaging in such social or other events as may be agreeable to the membership. Promote the maintenance of the highest standards of operation and performance of the marquee by sharing and exchanging technical and mechanical information. Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relations with Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), Porsche dealers, and other independent service sources to the end the marquee shall proper and continue to enjoy its unique leadership and position in sports car annals. Promote the interchange of ideas and suggestions with other PCA Regions throughout North America and the world, and in such corporation as may be desirable. Establish such mutually corporative relationships with other car clubs as may be desirable. Establish a community service initiative with the goal of engaging members to participate in activities that benefit the community through fundraising or volunteering of time.

The Porsche Patter is published monthly. Articles from members are welcomed and encouraged and should be sent electronically in Microsoft Word format to editor@pcachs.org by the 15th day of the month preceding publication. The editor reserves the right to edit or reject all material submitted for publication, including advertisements, and the right to cancel advertisements at any time, for any reason, at the editor’s sole discretion. Statements appearing in the Porsche Patter are those of the contributing authors and do not constitute the opinions or policy of the Chesapeake Region, Porsche Club of America, its Board of Directors, or the editor of this newsletter. Unless otherwise reserved, permission granted to reproduce material published, provided full credit is given to the author. The Chesapeake Region, Porsche Club of America, neither endorses and advertiser nor warrants and product or service they 4 may provide.


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from our president President’s Message

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which our Treasurer, Lynda Sobus, manages our accounts, I have every confidence that 2014 will yield similar results.

nbelievably cold! Snow, Ice........and then 50 degrees! It We have already had several remarkable all just means that the good events this year and it all portends a very driving weather is on its way special 2015 for our Region. and will be here before we know it! I’d like to thank all of our members who It’s been so bad that the Board cancelled the took advantage of a very generous invitation January meeting (for which we will sched- from our National Executive Director and ule an additional one later this year) as a Chesapeake member, Vu Nguyen, to visit consideration for the safety of our members, PCA National Headquarters on February all of whom would have been traveling 11th and preview the new 60th Anniversary through a nasty rush-hour mess. 911 GTS Club Coupe! It is a gorgeous car But that doesn’t mean we’ve been inactive and everyone experienced a real treat at its and I want to use my message this month to unveiling. Thanks for the invite Vu, we always appreciate everything you do for us! bring our Region up to date with our planning.

Our new Social Chairs, Bob and Kathy Costello, have already organized two wonAs a matter of course, the first part of our derful gatherings, the last of which to Farmyear is always spent dealing with annual budgets and past year financial reviews. All side Grill, was lauded as a new club favorite for Chesapeake members to visit. The resof our Committee Chairs have been furitaurant appreciated the first event so much, ously setting their plans and activities for the year. Thus, at our next Board Meeting, they have already invited us back whenever scheduled for March 18th, to which you, our we’d like in the better weather! Region members, are always welcome (see If you missed our annual Slot Car Night, 2015 Calendar of Events, this issue for loca- you missed a doozy of an event. Thrills, tion), we will take action to approve the spills and even a bit of controversy when club’s expenses for the year. By that time one car jumped its track and landed squarely we will have initiated the review of the in the slot of the lane next to it! Now, is that books for 2014 using the procedures set up “off-track” or not? In any event, a re-run in 2013. This process concluded last year was called by our ever-vigilant Track Marwith a stellar review of the 2013 account shall, Terrell Williams, and the evening conand, thanks to the incredible manner by tinued to the delight of everyone

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from our president present. Many thanks to Terrell and Lori for Rennsport Reunion V weekend in Monterorganizing such a fun event for all of us. rey, CA and works with the Tavern’s schedNow, I don’t want to spread gossip, but ru- ule. mor has it that we may see a request for a track-upgrade this year which would allow for even more competitive driving and passing (as if we need more competition in the Region!) So if you’re a slot car fan (yes!), keep a look out for more news on this front.

Finally we have some newly considered events which are still in the early planning phases such as a tour to the Simeone Museum in Pennsylvania, a possible Concours at the 32nd Deutsche Marque Concours in May, and a Chesapeake Caravan out to the Our Tech Committee held their first welding 60th Parade in June for which we hope to attract a large group of Chesapeake attenclass of the year (thanks to both Rob and Jim!), the Tour Guys (Steve and Mike) are dees! busy scoping out new routes for us to take As always, with so many events and plans in this spring, Concours (with Ron and Donna) motion, there is always plenty to be done is planning an event at the beginning of and a true need for helping hands. If you’re April and the Autocross Committee (Rick M interested in any of the activities mentioned and Pat) are gearing up for the season which above and would like to become more inopens with our AX School on April 11th! volved in the Region, please let me know For everyone who lent a helping hand to and I’ll set you up with one of the event orevents and planning last year, be sure to sign ganizers. up for the Volunteer Appreciation Party As always, I’m happy to hear from you diwhich our versatile VP, Claude, has arrectly and you can reach me at presiranged for us at Carson’s Creek Restaurant. dent@pcachs.org. Registration is now open for the event at Have fun and Drive Safely! clubregistration.net. And looking further ahead into the year we have secured our traditional Kempton Park picnic site for the Crab Feast in July and the planning for Challenge 46 is underway with our reservation again at the Manor Tavern in Monkton, Maryland; which by the way is being moved to the weekend of October 3rd rather than the previous date of September 19th. This new date clears us of the revised

Gary

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Membership & Anniversaries February 2015

Aaron & Minta Miller

Primary Members: 768

Affiliate Members: 462

Total Members: 1231 Membership New Members: Sykesville, MD 1965 356 Annapolis, MD 2015 911 GTS GT, Silver Forest Hill, MD 2015 911 Targa 4S Annapolis, MD 2015 911 Turbo, Agate Gray Owings Mill, MD 2014 911 GT3, White Columbia, MD 1965 356 Reisterstown, MD 1999 911 Carrera, Ocean Blue Metallic Fulton, MD 2014 Boxster S, Grey Parkville, MD 2014 Cayman Queenstown, MD 2009 911 Carrera S Parkton, MD 2008 Boxster S, Carrera Silver Owings Mills, MD 2006 911 Carrera S, Silver Baltimore, MD 1997 911 Carrera

Brittney M. Drummey Mark Frazier Timothy Heilman Mick Jernigan Jonathan Kaufman Patrick Kenney Barry King Pete Newman Brandon Parisher Jeanmarie Richardson Mike Ryser Ricki Thomas James Whitney

Transfer In:

Transfer Out:

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Anniversaries

Erich Bauer to Northeast Region George H. Sharp to Carolinas Region

30th Year Anniversary: Bryan Powers

25th Year Anniversary: Donna Brandt, Richard and Sandra Milstead and Lawrence Schoonmaker

15th Year Anniversary: Carole Hampton, William Hokemeyer and Byron McAllister

10th Year Anniversary: Warren Schultz and Michael Ricketts

5th Year Anniversary: Michael and Kathy Murphy

1st Year Anniversary: Eric Astran, John Biel, Cole Bowden, Tom Carroll, Eric Donoho, Dana Dukes, Bruce Eppard and Ellen McCollough-Eppard, George Gavrila, Louis Gibbons, Terry and Dinah Hess, Drew Kellogg, Roger Lewis and Sheila Rhodes, Thomas McIntyre, Von Rawley, Zac Smith and Andrew Uzarowski

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the team President Executive Vice President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Past President Autocross Autocross Patter Editor Publicity Social Social Tech Session Tech Session Tour / Rally Master Tour / Rally Master Safety Chair Chief Driving Instructor Community Service Concours d’Elegance Concours d’Elegance Historian Membership Webmaster Insurance PCA License Plates PCA License Plates PCA Zone 2 Representative

Gary Martinez Mark Hubley Claude Taylor Lynda Sobus Michael Murphy David Dukehart Rick MacInnes Pat Walker Michael Murphy Pat Walker Bob Costello Kathy Costello Jim Earlbeck Rob Mairs Steve Graham Mike Cook John Jensen Ellen Beck Mick & Meg Whitlock Ron Gordon Donna Brandt Bob Rassa Aaron & Minta Miller Terry Della Vecchia Lee Rock Laurie Tarsia Bruce Tarsia Cheryl Taylor

president@pcachs.org executive@pcachs.org vicepresident@pcachs.org treasurer@pcachs.org secretary@pcachs.org pastpresident@pcachs.org autocross@pcachs.org autocross@pcachs.org editor@pcachs.org publicity@pcachs.org social@pcachs.org social@pcachs.org tech@pcachs.org tech@pcachs.org tour@pcachs.org tour@pcachs.org safety@pcachs.org instructor@pcachs.org communityservice@pcachs.org concours@pcachs.org concours@pcachs.org historian@pcachs.org membership@pcachs.org webmaster@pcachs.org insurance@pcachs.org pcalicenseplates@pcachs.org pcalicenseplates@pcachs.org

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Upcoming Events 1

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Tech Session - Pre-Purchase Inspection DATE: Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 TIME: 9:00am to Noon LOCATION: Ralph’s Auto Services, Inc. 12300 Owings Mill Blvd. Unit No. 5 Reisterstown, MD 21136 clubregistration.net

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ired of all the snow and ice ? I know I am. Well, let’s do something about it how about a Tech Session at Ralph’s Auto Services (Cross Streets: Between High Falcon Rd and Sunset Rd). So what is a PPI?

Here are a few links that will explain the process and include lists and descriptions of what is inspected: 1. http://www.ammonyc.com/detailing/pre-purchase-inspection/ 2. http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_prepurchase/911_prepurchase.htm 3. http://rennlist.com/forums/911-forum/189606-the-pre-purchase-inspection-by-peterzimmermann.html 4. http://thesportscarguys.com/2013/07/03/4966/ 5. http://www.pcarshops.com/blog/pre-purchase-inspections 6. http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site/PPI_%28PrePurchase_Inspections%29.html

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Social - Cars and Coffee DATE: Sun. Mar 22, 2015 TIME: 9:00am to Noon LOCATION: Annapolis City Dock 14 Dock Street Annapolis, MD 21401

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oin the community of like-minded enthusiasts of Porsche and all makes and models to chat and enjoy each other’s cars. All are welcome.

Location: Annapolis City Dock in front of the Phillips Crab Deck and the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

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Social - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner DATE: Wed. Mar 25, 2015 TIME: 6:30pm to 9:30pm LOCATION: Carson’s Creekside Rest. 1110 Beech Drive Middle River, MD 21220 410-238-0080 www.carsonscreekside.com

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uilding on a tradition of volunteerism and leadership, your Vice President, Claude Taylor has arranged a wonderful evening for those members who volunteered during 2014. Description of the restaurant follows:

About Us We are a casual, family friendly restaurant serving the freshest and tastiest food around! Not only are we a favorite of "locals" but, a destination place for folks from all over. Our goal is to provide you a delicious meal in a clean and inviting environment. If you're a boater, come tie up in one of our free slips. For the cooler weather, dine inside by the beautiful fireplace or on our enclosed deck with heaters. The views are still unobstructed and unbelievable! So whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner or a dinner for the entire family...... we're here for you. Bring the kids (of all ages) and visit with our resident ducks. Dine on our deck while enjoying the calm of Beautiful Dark Head Creek. Or, enjoy your meal in our air-conditioned Lounge or our inviting dining room. Anywhere you choose to eat, you'll have beautiful views of Dark Head Creek. If you're looking to watch your favorite sport, then join us in the Lounge to enjoy our 5 large screen T.V.s . Llive entertaiment on Weekends. Carson's Lounge.....where fun and food go hand in hand. We look forward to serving you - Debbie & Gary and the entire Creekside Family

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Your Name and Car Badge

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Chesapeake Region Members Only Last month we told you how you could obtain the new Chesapeake Region Name Badge. In case you missed it, go to www.pcachs.org and scroll to the bottom of the page and there in the middle of the page is button to click that will take you right to the order form. $25, inclusive of handling and shipping. This month you have the opportunity to purchase a heavy gold-plated Chesapeake Region metal car badge. Each metal car badge comes complete with two brass screws, washers and nuts to secure mount it through your car grille or plate. We are taking orders right now! The cost per metal car badge is $30 or two for $50. This price includes handling and shipping. To place your pre-order, send an email message to the Patter Editor www.editor@pcachs.org and indicate the quantity, name, and shipping address. Once received we will let you know how and when to pay for your order. 15


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ho says that Porsche people don't come out in the snow to play? Saturday, the 21st of February, was a very interesting day from both a weather and learning perspective. On that day, we held our third Welding Tech Session at Earlbeck Gases & Technologies. The facility is located on the east side of Baltimore, but that did not stop people coming from as far away as Hagerstown. The Tech Session had was sold out with twenty four saying that they would attend. However, the weather had a vote in the attendance. Eleven brave members defied the weather man's forecast of white death from the heavens. It was indeed the worst snow event of the year and our members came prepared to battle the elements in everything from a quad cab dually with a recently purchased plow to a lonely 911. I wonder who had more fun driving home?


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eld Welding In addition to our brave nine guys and two gals were two members of the Morgan State University SAE Baja car race team. The five hours taught on basic metallurgy, TIG and MIG welding passed quickly for all. The classroom lectures on theory was taught by yours truly. It included videos and an extremely robust white board presentation. Particular attention was paid in the metallurgy discussion to the alloys that are found in our cars; e.g., 4130 chromemoly, aluminum and magnesium. The practice portion was handled by providing each participant with their own welding machine and lots of practice material. Everyone got plenty of hands on guidance as there were four instructors. Having a low student to teacher ratio ensured that there was lots of high quality arc on time. The sparks were flying and everyone's weld beads got to a point that they were proud of their work. Some even took home the welds as trophies to impress their friends and family. Please let us know if there is a need for another class and how it might differ from the previous Welding Tech Sessions. Maybe we can even have it when it is not snowing and all of the 911s come out to play! tech@pcachs.org

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he January Social was a smashing success. Twenty-six members enjoyed a great lunch. Many had food to take home from the generous portions at the Weekender. The Weekender serves good ole fashion country comfort food. Mike O’connor and his staff did a great job handling our large crowd and taking some time to sit down and chat with folks. There were a few locals who come here often and were happy to see us so close. I didn’t hear if anyone took the CC45 course directions, handed out as part of the registration process, but all attending received a copy to take and explore. Most interesting conversation that I heard was between Jim Earlbeck and my wife Kathy about welding and her interest in learning more. From the noise in the room, folks were having a good time telling stories and swapping ideas of interest.

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he February Social was at the Farmstead Grill in Baltimore. Farmstead Grill is a farm-to-table restaurant with nearly all foods sourced locally. We had the upstairs loft to ourselves. There were seventeen attendees, but given that the weather earlier that day was so messy, a low number was not surprising. Those that did brave the elements were treated to a great meal. With the limited exception of a few, all were first time visitors. Our dedicated waiter provided some insight about the restaurant and it’s philosophy as well as providing timely service. Some of the fun was me ribbing one of the attending about not getting the car out enough. I believe his wife enjoyed my banter more than him. I did learn that two of our members who attended Parade last year, actually met in Monterrey while serving in the USAF.

I am waiting to hear back from the folks who seem to organize the Cars and Coffee program in Annapolis for heading there for the March Social. I am also waiting to hear if the Tour Chairs, Mike Cook and Steve Graham, might come up with a getaway Tour for this event. April we will gather at the Lemon Leaf CafĂŠ in Chestertown, Maryland. 21


In The News - 911 GT3 RS

Porsche Announces the 911 GT3 RS and Confi

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In The News - 911 GT3 RS

Porsche Announces the 911 GT3 RS and Confi

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2015 Tech Tactics East 10 Special and Unique Topics for 1.

New Tire Technology - Steve Calder, Michelin

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Theory of Braking - Darrick Dong, Performance Friction Brakes

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Porsche 918 Introduction - Ken Gould, PCNA

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New Porsche Technologies Derived From The 918 - Ken Gould, PCNA

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Performance Chassis Control - Mike Levitas, TPC Racing/DSCsport

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How To Take Action Photos - Dom Miliano, PCA Member

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Newton Surprise - Jim Newton, PCA Member

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Back To The Future - John Paterek, PCA Tech Committee

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60th Anniversary of PCA - RJ Wilmoth, PCA Historian

10. Porsche Classic Oil - Florian Truffner, Porsche AG


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The Porsche Technical Enthusiast

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2015 Tech Tactics East 10 Special and Unique Topics for

Die Cast Model Competition

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The Porsche Technical Enthusiast

Winner - 917 Jagermeister !

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2015 Tech Tactics East

918 Spyder Brakes, Suspension, E


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Electric Motor, Wheels and Exhaust

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Market

Advertisements in the Market are free for members of any PCA Region. A $10 fee is charged for advertisements submitted by non-members. Contact the Patter editor (editor@pcachs.org) for details or to submit a classified advertisement.

Items for Sale, Rent, Loan and Free! For Sale Bridgestone Tires $80/obo 2 Bridgestone Potenza S-02A 205/50 ZR17 Boxster tires in excellent condition with 7/32� tread remaining.

Original 914 Steel Wheels $80/obo 4 original steel wheels that fit 1972 914. Contact: Jack Roth at 240-687-0857 docroth48@gmail.com

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Market

Advertisements in the Market are free for members of any PCA Region. A $10 fee is charged for advertisements submitted by non-members. Contact the Patter editor (editor@pcachs.org) for details or to submit a classified advertisement.

Items for Sale, Rent, Loan and Free! For Sale 2007 Cayman S $38,500/obo White/Black, like new, heated garage kept, non-smoker, 6speed, 19� Turbo II wheels, sport chrono plus, PASM, PCM with navigation, auto climate, Bose sound, heated leather sport seats, Alcantara sport steering wheel, biXenon headlights, Borla exhaust, RSS sway bars, 3M clearbra, new battery, brake pads & rotors, car is current on service with all records included, books/2 keys/all OEM parts included. 38,000 miles. Selling due to lack of time to enjoy car. Contact: Jeff McClure, Baltimore, MD at 443-8014559. jmcclure@cms24-7.com

2013 Boxster Items Porsche Brand Indoor Car Cover - $175 Coco Floor Mats of Natural Herringbone - $85 Clear Windstop from Pedros Garage - $75 Sold my 2013 Boxster and purchased a new 2015 911, so these items are for sale. Contact: Jim Orrell at jjorrell@comcast.net or 410-592-3847.

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