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From the President George Michaels FSR Friends, It’s only February and the schedule has already been full of events with more to come. Kudos go to ed Merry for making our Fun Run to the Virginia Diner so enjoyable. For those of you who bagged out due to the rain, please remember that driving a Porsche to our events is not a requirement – Pam and I led our fun run group in her VW R32 and we had a Mustang and an Xterra on the run as well. Remember, it’s about the people! Only a week later, we had a sellout crowd at Rob and Michelle Calloway’s place for our first Driver education (De) Seminar. Our crack De Committee gave attendees the scoop on what De is all about, what the requirements are and how to get into it. Based on the popularity of this event, we may just have another one before our Fall De. We’ve also added a Williamsburg breakfast to our monthly schedule. We maxed out our section of Victoria’s restaurant on the first one, so we’re taking that as positive feedback. March’s breakfast schedule will mirror February’s, but starting in April, we’ll be shifting our Central Area breakfast to the second Saturday of the month so that both our Richmond and Southside members can meet in the middle in Williamsburg on the first Saturday. This shift also avails folks to attend more local Cars and Coffee events without conflict. As you may know, we celebrate 55 years of the First Settlers Region this year, and the celebrating will be done in grand style at our big bash 2-4 May at the Wintergeen Resort. Save the date! You’ll find more in this issue. We’ve done very well over the past few years in the PCA national awards arena, and we’re hard at work on our Region of the Year, Public Service Award and Website inputs. It would be great to have a group of members at Parade in Monterey to accept any awards that we may win, so if you plan to make the trip, please let us know. In case you haven’t heard, Alex Bell, our Chief Track Instructor, has been chosen to serve as PCA National De Chair starting next year. He is also our Treasurer, so if you’re interested in managing the FSR books starting next year, please contact him. Congrats, Alex! The weather is improving and we have a great year of FSR events in store for everyone. What more can you ask for? Come on out and join us! Happy Motoring! George

FSR 55th Anniversary Weekend!!!! outside on the patio at Wintergreen with another beautiful view of the valley below. The Silent Auction to support our charities will have some great items to bid on. All proceeds will go to the sponsored charity of your choice; the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia or the Boys Home of Covington Virginia. Please be generous!

Join us on May 2-4, 2014 to celebrate First Settlers Region 55th Anniversary at the Wintergreen Resort! You don’t want to miss this three day event held in the beautiful Shenandoah mountains just south of Charlottesville. Wintergreen is a full service resort with a wonderful Lodge, restaurants, pubs and plenty of activities. Our accommodations will be at the resort in studio, one or two bedroom condominiums a short walk from the Lodge.

The weekend will conclude with a late morning departure and another fun run heading us home. The 55th Committee is hard at work planning the details of the weekend. Stay tuned to the website (www.fsrpca.org) and emails from the President for updates, pricing and registration information.

The weekend will start with a “Beer, Brats and Bingo” party on Friday night. Use your encyclopedic knowledge of arcane Porsche trivia to win some great prizes while sampling some local brews. The atmosphere will be casual and the party promises to be a great start for the weekend.

HISTORY OF FIRST SETTLERS REGION Saturday will begin at Breakfast-with-a-View overlooking the mountains before we head out on a Fun Run on some great local roads. We’ll stop for lunch at one of the local micro-breweries before heading back up the mountain to prep for the afternoon Shine-and-Show Concours. The Concours highlight will be judging by championship racer and former Formula One driver Derek Daly.

First Settlers Region, as we are known today, enjoys a rich heritage spanning more than 50 years! It is our hope that, by joining us, you have become an integral part of our spectacular history.  Because while it’s still certainly all about the cars, our people truly make the difference. In fact, it’s because of our active, fun-loving membership that we continue to grow.  When first chartered in April 1959, there were only approximately 12 active members.  By the end of 1986, the Region had grown to 311 active members.  As of 2013, there are nearly 600 active members!

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Winter Fun Run By ed “Rally Master” Merry What do you do when a region with usually mild winters has weeks of snow and bitter cold rain? When faced with a similar sad situation, the boys in “Animal House” answered: “Road Trip!”. So it was in south eastern Virginia in February, 2014. The day after Valentine Day, 32 cars and 50 members met in Smithfield, VA to start a drive through 60 miles of twisty back roads to Wakefield, VA . We finished at the famous Virginia Diner. The Diner is very well known for many foods especially fried chicken, NC style BBQ and banana pudding.

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The cold rain held off while waivers were signed and route instruction given out. After our President’s safety briefing, we headed (ed Merry briefing the winter fun run) out. Only then did the rain begin to fall. even in the rain, the route was a pleasure and many plan to drive it again when spring finally comes. The only concern was Loafer’s Oak Road. A lightly traveled twisty back road with a name like that is hard to pass up. Unfortunately the winter storms took its toll with some potholes and asphalt gravel in places. But we slowed down and spread out and no damage was incurred. everyone had a wonderful lunch and got home safely before the snow flakes began to fall again. Come on Spring!! We think Porsches are made to be driven! HORIzONTALLY OPPOSeD

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One of the most important tasks in maintaining your 911 is the proper replacement and tensioning of the fan belt. If the belt and pulley are not properly attached, it can come loose and stop the cooling action of the fan on the motor. If you don’t happen to notice the temperature gauge or the alternator lamp illuminate, then you may overheat and destroy your engine! Needless to say, the fan belt is very important. Ironically, it’s also one of the most misunderstood items on the car, and is often improperly tightened. The system works using a set of shims that regulate the thickness of the virtual pulley created by the pulley half and the fan. As you add more shims in-between the pulley half and the fan, the tension on the fan belt decreases because the pulley width is larger, and the belt rides lower in the valley. In an opposite manner, when the shims are removed from in-between the pulley half and the fan, it pinches the belt tighter. As a result, the belt will ride higher and further towards the outside of the pulley, increasing the tension on the entire belt. The system is similar to the one used on the 356, and has worked well for many, many years. The key to installing the belt properly is to follow a set procedure that will guarantee the proper seating of the pulley and the proper tensioning of the belt. Start by installing five shims on the inside of the pulley and one on the outside. It is very important to note that the pulley must always have a total of six shims on it, inside and out at all times. If you don’t place the extra shims on the outside of the pulley, the nut will bottom out, and the belt won’t tighten properly. If you are missing some shims, get some and put them in right away.

The First Settlers Region “Goodie Store” is bringing in business! The Goodie Store is putting together a name tag order now. Go to Motorsportreg.com to sign up for yours! 10% of all sales from the First Settlers Goodie Store are returned to us and be used to support our events.You can access the Goodie Store directly from the FSR webpage (www.fsrpca.org) by clicking on the link under the Main Menu on the left side of the home page or going directly to the FSR Goodie Store at this link: www.pcawebstore.com/FIRST SeTTLeRS If you have any questions, Contact Jacob Kay at jkaycdb@cox.net.

First Williamsburg Breakfast The inaugural breakfast in Williamsburg was a big success!! Despite the cold, wet, snowy day about 35 members braved the weather and showed up at Victoria’s, 529 John Tyler Highway (Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center) in Williamsburg for the first breakfast in the middle part of the Region. And since the experiment was a success, expect this new monthly breakfast to continue. Pay attention to the events calendar in the Horizontally Opposed, the events section of the newsletter and mass emails from the President for the schedule. The plan is to hold the Williamsburg area breakfast on the first Saturday of the month and the Central/Richmond and eastern area breakfasts both on the second Saturday. We think this geography makes the most sense. Our breakfast events are so popular we risk running out of room in the restaurants. But that’s a good problem to have. Let’s keep it that way!!

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Make sure that you tighten the pulley completely. To achieve this, tighten as much as you can, then turn the starter over a bit, and then retighten. This will give the belt a chance to become unpinched from the pulley. You should be able to feel the point at which all the shims are tight against the fan and the outer pulley half: you won’t be able to tighten any more no matter how hard you try. The final factory torque specification for this nut is 40 Nm.

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2004-2008. This fun-filled event was held at the Ramada 1776 in Williamsburg, and it consisted of an air show at Oceana Naval Air Station on Friday afternoon and a concours on Saturday morning followed by a catered lunch.  A fun run/tour was held on Saturday afternoon, followed by a dinner that evening.  To top the weekend, an autocross event was held on Sunday. This event continued through 2008 when it was cancelled due to extremely bad weather.  

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Below are some key milestones in our history that we’re sure you’ll find interesting. And with you, we’re looking forward to continuing this journey with our favorite marque, Porsche.  September 13, 1955  - The Porsche Club of America was officially founded by Bill Sholar & friends in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Now celebrating our 55th Anniversary, First Settlers is renewing interest in multi-day events with someone for everyone. We are 55 and Accelerating!!!

March 31, 1959 - A petition for recognition or our Region as a chartered club of the Porsche Club of America was submitted by Allen b. Fine. The name of the club was to be “PCA, Richmond Region” with the county boundaries of Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, Dinwiddie, and Prince George. The original officers were: President, Allen B. Fine; Vice-President, Dr. Willard M. Fitch; Secretary-Treasurer, George W. Patterson III. In addition to the President, known members of the club were:  Fred M. Johnson Jr., Thomas W. Allen, Julia C. Baylor, Dr. Willard M. Fitch, edgar A. Jett II, Jack D. Lewis, Wendell B. Powell, Dr. C. N. Richards Jr., Neal Sykes Jr., George W. Patterson III, and Lt Robert Miller.

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“The Porsche is not a muscle car,” says Condon as he weaves around the mountain turns on Crabtree Falls Highway. “It is more like a pentathlete in that it does a lot of things well.” As we zigzag along the Tye River, the deep purr of 16 finely-tuned engines echoes through the valley like a room full of wild cats. When our motorcade stopped at Chiles Peach Orchard to buy fresh-picked, local peaches, I saw that the Shenandoah Club members are as diverse as the various models, colors and vintages of the Porsches they drive. For many, owning a Porsche is a lifelong dream come true. The majority of club members have pre-owned Porsches, says George Michaels, an active duty naval officer who serves as president of the First Settlers Porsche Club. “I’ve liked Porsches since my teens—got my first one in high school, a ’74 914. My dad bought it for me, and we worked on it together.” Michaels’ 1991 Porsche 928 is the latest model Porsche he has owned. He also has a 1989 Porsche 911, which he has owned for 15 years.

April 22, 1959 - The original charter was granted by PCA. Sometime in 1964, the name of the region was changed to the “First Settlers Region” and as the region grew, its membership extended to the west to include counties in West Virginia. (Daly racing in Formula One)

February 1965 - the official boundary of FSR was expanded to include all counties east to the Chesapeake Bay and south to the North Carolina border for a total of 36 counties.

Formula 1 and Indy Driver, Master of Fast, entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Professional Speaker, International Racing Champion Driving Legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From

In 1980, the Blue Ridge Region was chartered, split off from First Settlers and included counties in western Virginia and southern West Virginia.

Victory Circle to the Announcer’s Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and Network Television Color Analyst Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world.

The current First Settlers Logo first appeared in the summer of 1993. Daly’s professional racing career spanned 17 years, and his In 1995, fifteen years after the Blue Ridge Region was chartered, the Shenandoah Region was formed from the counties above the Blue Ridge Region and west of First Settlers Region to the West Virginia border.

experiences are nothing short of breathtaking. Daly’s story is one that precious few have lived to tell. He won the 1977 British Formula Three Championship, and participated in 64 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 April 1978. He scored a total

On March 9, 1999 PCA assigned seven unassigned Virginia counties to First Settlers Region to bring the total number of counties to 43.

of 15 championship points. In 1984, Derek suffered one of the hardest crash impacts that a driver had ever survived when he hit the wall at Michigan International Speedway at 212 MPH. After fourteen

The First Settlers Region celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2009, culminating with a spectacular 50th Anniversary Gala held at The Tides Inn resort in Irvington, Virginia.

surgeries and three years in therapy, he returned to full-time racing. He competed in the12 Hours of Sebring - one of the premier motorsport endurance races in the US – and won the race two years

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One of the longest running events that FSR conducted in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s was a 2-3 day event called “Porsche in Flight” which convened in Crewe, Virginia. The event consisted of a concours, autocross, dinner and rally.  The event continued for nine consecutive years until 1986 when the township of Crewe voted not to allow the use of their regional airport for the event in 1987.  FSR returned to Crewe in 1989 and continued the event for a few years more. In 1994 it was held at Ft Magruder and Ft Monroe and then returned to Crewe in 2000 but was discontinued in the years that followed.

Born in Dublin, Ireland to a middle class working family, Derek’s career path was set at the age of twelve when he attended his first auto race. From that moment, his commitment to the dream of being a professional driver was unshakeable. On the way to his dream he worked as a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia and, while traveling the race tracks of england, even took up residence in a school bus.

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But rebuilding vintage cars isn’t for everyone in the club. Jason Hobbie, 41, also a member of First Settlers PCA and a Richmond tattoo artist, acquired a rebuilt 1977 Porsche 911 S from Scott Kaefer, a Porsche enthusiast in Montpelier. For Hobbie, “Buying a car that needs a lot of work can easily take the fun out of ownership, because you are not driving it. Instead, it is in the shop for repairs.” Hobbie remembers his first Porsche sighting: “As a kid, I remember seeing one and thinking that there is nothing I have ever seen that looks like a 911. I have always been impressed how they would find ways to increase speed with design and not just by adding power to the car. They were the first company to try lightweight components and concentrate on power/weight in their racecars as well as their street cars.”

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I was surprised when Condon set me straight on the cost of gas. I thought a high performance engine would bankrupt me at the gas pump. “The Germans designed a car relatively light in weight and with a small engine,” he explains. “If I put it in cruise control at 65 mph, I get 30 miles to the gallon. However, on the track, I get nine miles per gallon.” It is this shared fascination with the car’s engineering that has drawn together club members from many backgrounds, including retired naval aviator Dick Pitman, another Shenandoah club member, who bought his Ruby Red 1961 Porsche 356B Roadster as a resale back in 1964. The Chester resident says both of his children learned how to drive stick shift on the car that Pitman restored extensively and now shows in competitions. It recently won first place in its class at Classics on the Green. By the time we reach Pharsalia Plantation where we end our day with lunch and a tour, I understand that, unlike many of the vehicles we drive today, age and model don’t seem to matter much to a Porsche owner. It is an iconic brand that carries its own cachet of world-respected styling, engineering and power. For some, Porsche ownership is the culmination of a teenage dream; for others, the hallmark of a goal achieved. For Westfall, though, driving a Porsche is like having the ultimate dance partner. “It’s athletic, it’s fun,” she says, and “it’s sexy!”

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A Snapshot of the PCA in Virginia Reprinted from an article by Clark Jones Virginia Living Magazine Condon brakes hard, then smoothly whips his sleek white 2007 Porsche Cayman S around a large branch that has fallen on a rain-slicked Albemarle county road. He quickly shifts into third gear and accelerates to catch up with a formation of 15 Porsches, bumper-to-bumper and flowing like a ribbon in an easy Southern breeze. As he skillfully navigates the sudden twists and hairpin turns of the Blue Ridge (and I hang on tightly), Condon is relaxed, confident in his Porsche’s capabilities. “Its superior braking system makes a Porsche competitive when racing cars with more powerful engines,” he explains. Riding in the front passenger seat, I try to be cool, but I have my left foot pressed firmly to the floorboard on an imaginary brake as we hover closely behind the car in front of us. In my mind, if I can read the month and year on the license plate, I am too close. Condon, in his 60s, a radio astronomer and lecturer with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, is one of the smartest guys I know—and believe me, intelligence matters when guiding this classic dream machine on the narrow roads near Crozet. He is one of a couple dozen of the 438 members of the Shenandoah Region Porsche Club of America (PCA) on the road today heading for lunch and a tour of historic Pharsalia Plantation in Nelson County. Leading the caravan is Condon’s wife Sherry Westfall, an energetic 50-something Charlottesville landscape designer and current president of the club, which comprises 17 counties from Buckingham to Shenandoah. I am here to discover what it is that has made the iconic sports car so irresistible to folks like Condon and Westfall …. what it is that brings the members of their club together. “I have always been in love with sports cars,” says Susan Bryant, 53, an office manager from Midlothian, who drives a bright yellow 2004 Boxster S. “I would bug my dad to bring home hot rod magazines until my mother insisted that he stop.” Bryant tells me her Porsche is the best purchase she has ever made—for her, sitting behind the wheel is an escape from even the worst of days. For design, engineering and pedigree, no other car comes close to the Porsche, she says. “All this, plus the pitter patter of my heart when, sitting at a stop light, I hear the purr of an engine somewhere behind me, and I know it’s a Porsche, totally unique in sound and experience.” The Porsche Club of America got its start in the early 1950s after Bill Sholar, a commercial artist living in Alexandria who had bought his first Porsche - a 1953 356 Coupe - realized that getting together with other owners would give them a chance to swap stories and technical advice about their cars. At that time, there were few Porsches on the road. What started out as a meeting in Sholar’s apartment has grown into a national network of more than 100,000 Porsche purists structured into 139 regions across the country. Virginia has four regional Porsche clubs: Shenandoah for Central Virginia; First Settlers in the Tidewater area; Blue Ridge for the Roanoke area; and Potomac Founders in Northern Virginia. Anyone may join any of the clubs, regardless of residency, but there is one obvious stipulation: Club members must own or lease a Porsche or take part in a Porsche-related business.

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Over the years, the PCA has evolved beyond road rallies like today’s to include educational and charitable activities. Regional clubs set up autocross courses, where cars run on a fixed path around traffic pylons at varying speeds, so that drivers can learn how to safely handle their powerful cars with precision and prevent accidents. And although it isn’t racing, the PCA Driver education program (De) allows Porsche drivers to increase their skills by driving at high speeds on controlled, closed-course racetracks, including Virginia International Raceway near Danville.

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world. In 1983 he made his first of six “Going to the driving school is not about racing. It’s about learning,” explains Anita Sangi from Oakton, a member of the Potomac Founders’ Region PCA and former professional racecar driver who teaches track driving to members of several clubs. Some drivers progress to actually racing; a much riskier, and expensive, proposition. The most obvious difference between racetrack driving and racing, Condon says, is that in De, “as you approach a driver in front of you and intend to pass, the driver in front will signal you on which side to pass. Racing, as you can imagine, does not offer that courtesy.” “High performance driving has taught me situational awareness and how physics comes into play in handling my car when the unexpected occurs,” explains Westfall, who describes driving in club events as an “adrenaline rush.” An avid horsewoman who says she “traded horses for Porsches,” the petite brunette has logged 20,000 racetrack miles in her Porsche. Last year, at the PCA Parade, the Porsche Club of America’s national convention held in Traverse City, Michigan, she received the prestigious 2013 Porsche Club enthusiast of the Year award, honoring her for her dedicated support and initiative as a volunteer in developing new activities for the club. “A Porsche may be the magnet that draws people to the clubs,” Westfall points out, “but it is the people in the clubs that make them stay.”

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The clubs also get together to do fundraisers for some of the museums and locations they visit during their driving tours, including the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond and the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield in Locust Grove. The First Settlers Club hosts an annual Turkeys in the Trunk Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia in Norfolk. Through these events and others, the First Settlers donated $27,000 to charities in 2012, earning them the Public Service Award from the Porsche Club of America. PCAs also collaborate and participate in public events, including the car show Classics on the ( Continued on page 13)

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“The club members are my kind of people,” says Dan DeHart, 59, from Bedford, an engineer and president of the 300-member Blue Ridge Porsche Club. DeHart says most of the club’s members would confess to being “car guys.” They “were the teenagers reading car magazines and doodling cars on our notebooks in class.” As adults in the Porsche Club he says they still like cars, but “when we meet, less than half the conversation is about cars; it’s sports, politics, eating, spirits, vacations and places to see.” He explains that for this reason, many of the club’s outings are to places like local breweries and wineries where they can find a good meal to go along with the trip.

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Alex Bell Selected as National PCA Driver's Education Chairman!! In the Nation, we plan for the later years. Alex Bell has been a member of PCA for nearly 10 years and a very active member of Settlers First Region for most of that time. He is currently serving both as Treasurer and Driver’s education Chief Track Instructor. In those roles, he been has (Alex Bell’s race prepared 996) instrumental in getting our Region back on a sound financial footing and making our De program extremely successful. In 2009, he decided to go PCA Club racing and has participated in 13 Club races, 5 NASA races and has over 185 track days! This year, he submitted an PCA Volunteer Application form and was selected to the prestigious and very important national position. Alex will be replacing Pete Tremper who has served as the National De chair for the past 14 years; clearly big shoes to fill but Alex is anxious to get started!

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With that said, I would like to introduce Alex Bell as our 2015 National De Committee Chair. Alex is a very active member of the First Settlers Region where he has served as Chief Driving Instructor since 2010.   Alex is also an active Club Racer, driving a 996 “H” car.  Professionally, Alex has worked for over three decades in the (From FSR Chief Track Instructor to National De Chair!) insurance industry and is the owner of Bell Insurance Agency Corp.  Over the next several months, in order to give all active De areas representation, Alex will be contacting individuals around the country to serve on the National De Committee. 

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Getting Over The Hump

Happy 55th Anniversary to First Settlers Region and Its Members

by Sam Gassel

By Ken Thomas, Membership Chair

After months of grinding, cutting, welding & cleaning the grease out of my fingernails, having the 72e rolling tub back from the paint shop - really helps to re-energize the project!  At this point you can start to envision your car’s end point, and start developing a picture of   what the car’s going to look like. It’s a big step over the hump!   There’s still a daunting list of things to do, but for the most part it’s what I call “Clean� work.  This includes instruments, (The 1972 has come a long way) mounting body panels, trim, lighting, carpets, headliner, shift linkage bushings, pedal assembly bushings, sunroof mechanism, and all the new rubber seals and glass on the car.  Body panels like the doors, front fenders, front and rear deck lids and bumpers I leave in my living room or spread around the house. Best to leave them until last, as you’re climbing all around the car to do installation work.  It’s really good to let the paint/clearcoat harden and inside the house has a nice consistent/dry environment.  Of course – if you have a significant other, best to check with them first on this :)  

Carl Gerster

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Andrew Chishgolm

What other hobbies do you have besides driving your Porsche? We live on the water. So we're boaters and I still play tennis 3 times per week

40 Years of Membership David Machen 30 Years of Membership Leonard Jones

Bobby Smith

David Johnson

Bob Larys

PCA Member since? I joined PCA in 1969 after we bought our first Porsche - a 1968 911 and have been a member ever since. Â First Settlers Member since? We joined FSR after we started living in the Northern Neck in 2002.

Robert Slotnick 20 Years of Membership Randolph Young

Leonard Stann Louis Quick 15 Years of Membership

Denny Cobb

Charles Graffeo

Larry Turner

Paul Obendorfer

Damien Walsh

John Greene

Charles Merriam

Neil Partridge

Harold Bernstein

Jerry Coffman

David Tostenson

Wayne Verdaasdonk

Dean Deluke

Dixon Leatherbury

ed Saylor

Hollie Baker

William Cheezum

Steve Gibbons

What kind of Porsche(s) do you (Carl Gerster - PCA member for 45 years) drive? I have a 2007 GT3, which is a dedicated track-car.  I also drive a 2008 Cayenne S, which serves as the trailer tow vehicle What other Porsches have you owned in the past? With the exception of a 2001 Boxster S, all of my Porsches have been 911's.  That said, we've order a 2014 Cayenne Diesel to replace the Cayenne S

Herbert Jackson 10 Years of Membership

Once the headliner is in, you can move to the carpet. Installing the carpet in a 911 is like a jigsaw puzzle. If you haven't done it before, be sure to notate carefully how the original pieces laid in the car when you pulled them out. If you contact cement a piece down out of sequence, and another piece should have laid over it’s edges - it's difficult to get it back up without damaging the new carpet.  This is another step in the process that takes extreme patience.  Just plan (New carpet kit in place) to do one piece a night. The complete carpet kit for my 72 was 15 serperate pieces.  Test fit, trim & adjust so there aren't any wrinkles, before gluing anything.  A tip I learned years ago – is that you can use the round end of a large ball peen hammer to gently stretch and nudge carpet into some of the difficult nooks and crannies. There are several good suppliers of original material type carpet kits. Be sure you use a kit using good quality german-made materials. Though quite a bit more expensive, but they will stand up to use -  and when installing, fit properly.

Next time - body panel re-fitting,  and an engine surprise. 

James Courtney

Barney Russell

Sebastiana Springmann

eddie Fisher

David Thompson

Kevin Judson

Rick Jackson

Dan Jones

Brad Brady

Ted Sandelli

Frank zalegowski

Bud Syme

Rich Cao

Nancy Marchman

Robert Giles

Clyde Haulman

Butch Holtz

Ken Todd

Bob Jasinkowski

Michael Keaveny

James Micham

Mary Ommundsen

Steve Walker

What is your first Porsche memory? In the late 50's, my dad took me to Roosevelt Raceway on Long island for a car show.  Visitors were allowed to drive demo cars on the horse track.  The 356's were running rings around the other cars being demo'd.   And being of German heritage, I recognized the uniqueness of the marque. What is your favorite personal car-related story? After always owning at least one Porsche since 1968, the Marque truly represents "Driving in its Purest Form".

5 Years of Membership Walt Baskin

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John Chichester

Matt Nelson

Bruce Brock

Daniel Davis

Roger Harp

Rob Vance

Fernando Barbosa

Michael Campbell

Richard Hutsko

Noel Roldan

David Dickerson

Marco estrada

Ray Gaines

Sean Riley

George Jones

Tom Milligan

Gordon Bass

Bob Winstead

Frank Hughes

Rick Galloway

Jacob Kay

Pete Peterson

Don Redmond

Avery east

Mike McGraw

Ray Dumont

Monty O’Conner

Alon Shoval

Jimmy Myers

Mark Smith

Todd Bassett

Scott Sterling

Richard Aufenger

Bruce Brock

Bruce Johnson

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Do you have a favorite Porsche? My favorite Porsche is the one I'm driving todayThe GT3 is still better than I am.

Describe your perfect Porsche day. My perfect Porsche day occurs when a De student "gets it!" What is on your car-related bucket list?  I've visited the Porsche Factory and Weissach three times.   But I'd love to go again to zuffenhausen and tour the new museum

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Where do you live? White Stone in the Northern Neck (about 10 minutes from The Tides Inn)

SPOTLIGHT

One of the first things to do when the rolling tub comes home from paint, is to install the headliner.  This is a project that can be done by yourself, but is extremely time consuming. It can take the better part of a week of positioning, stretching, and re-positioning to get the vinyl perfectly free of any wrinkles.  Once put into place and glued with contact cement at the edges – there’s no going back.  So, for me – a pro that can do it in an afternoon is well worth it when you look at  time vs. expense. I use Doug of Doug’s Upholstery in Virginia Beach.   Nice guy and does a great job. While he’s doing the headliner – I can work on something else.

(1972 instrument cluster)

Name: Carl Gerster

What do you do for a living? I retired in Founded in 1959, First Settlers Region will celebrate its 55th anniversary 2001 from exxonMobil after 36 years of in 2014. From its small beginnings, FSR has grown to 615 primary employment.  Two claims to fame - I started members and over 400 affiliate members. This milestone will be the ball rolling in the early 80's with Porsche celebrated at a fantastic event being planned for this spring at the regarding Mobil 1 being their factory-fill and Wintergreen Resort. Details about this event will soon be available on the racing engine oil.  Then I managed the Mobil 1 racing program in the web-site. US from 1988-1993 Additionally, many members are celebrating milestone anniversaries in Tell us about your family. Ronnie 2014. Their loyalty to PCA and First Settlers is appreciated. They are: and I have three daughters, who each learned to drive on a '71 911 45 Years of Membership Targa.

It's at this point you'll really appreciate having taken the time to mark wires,  make notes and take many photos of how things were together before being taken apart.  I broke my own rule with the sunroof mechanism & tracks. I had to spend a lot more hours than I should have,  to set it up  so it closed correctly. every adjustment means taking the whole thing apart and putting it back in to test.  There are front and rear height adjustments that should have been noted when taking it apart.   It had been a couple of years since dealing with a sunroof, and my overconfidence stung me.  No matter how familiar you are with these things, you can still forget how it went together after only a few months or a year. 

If you’ve taken good notes about where the instrument wires attach behind the instruments, you’ll make this step is much easier. I hook a battery up to the car so I can check all the little light bulbs that illuminate & backlight the instruments.  Many times, just a tiny bit of corrosion will keep them from lighting and a bit of a jiggle is all that’s needed.   Also, it’s a good time to check the wiper mechanisms, interior lights and gauges for oil and fuel level for proper function.   

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Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona - 2014 Style

The Rolex 24 of Daytona has been one of the premier sports car races for the past 52 years. Though a new sanctioning body, new classes and new regulations for 2014, the heart of race hasn’t changed. In fact, in my view, the first race under International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) sanctioning the new Tudor United Sports Car Championship was even better than before. The organizers claim a record crowd, and the winning margin of 1.461 seconds was the second closest in Rolex 24 history. (Note: this series is still controlled by NASCAR and includes what some sports car fans refer to as “NASCAR cautions” where the full-course caution flag flies for what would appear to be minor problems, and last for about 20 minutes, long enough for everyone to pit and the marshals to get the field organized and bunched up to keep the racing close. It just so happened there was yet another long full course caution in the closing laps that keep the winning margin close).

Here some weekend observations from some First Settlers members who made the trip to Daytona for the Rolex 24 Hours this year.

Chris Stanley set up his annual “encampment” right against fence at the bottom of the banking between Turns 3 and 4. Sharing Chris’s three-meals-a-day gourmet fare were John Schwaebler, Tim Bellars, Ted Ambrose and Phil Grandfield. The banking is an interesting vantage to watch from because of the three-wide racing lines and passing that happens because of the speed differential between the various classes. Though Chris’s spot is great for gathering, eating and watching, much of the ‘talking’ during the green flag racing is by hand signal because of the (GTLM Class winning 991RSR) noise. Chris learned the hard way a few The Tudor United Sports Car Championship years ago that his spot is not a great place grew out of the long needed “marriage” of the American LeMans Series to try to sleep on the ground because of the vibrations. We didn’t even and the Grand-Am series. Now sports car racing in the U.S. is combined try; the Sleep Inn about a 1/2 west of the track worked just fine for us. into one series, with four classes, both pro and amateur (or “gentleman” drivers) and a great mix of hardware. Lots of Porsches, naturally in an Most of our time was spent walking the infield, checking out the garages endurance series, but also Ferraris, Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, SRT’s, and “Fan zone”, visiting the PCA Corral near the International Horseshoe both closed and open prototypes and even a diesel Mazda! And the infield turns, and making a trek to the grand stands along the back podium at the end of the race had a great mix of marques. This series stretch. The ability to get close and watch the action in the garages, should be interesting for the rest of the season. peek in from behind the pit lane and even walk around the cars as they line up on the grid is great. One of my missions was to get Patrick There are four classes of race cars in the Tudor Series. The fastest are Dempsey’s autograph on something to auction off for the First Settlers the Daytona Prototypes, purpose built tube-frame racers seemingly charity program. I spent an hour and a half in line but came up about 3 unchanged from the Grand Am series. The Corvette powered Action minutes short of meeting “Mr. McDreamy” and getting his autograph as express entry was the first overall win for Chevy since 2001. The next the drivers had to go back to their day jobs. And then I dropped and lost class is the Daytona Challenge class, open cockpit racers all with the the team t-shirt I was going to get him to sign. No worries; it was fun same Oreca chassis and Corvette engine. They are similar to the former talking to other race fans in the same line-up and besides, the very ALMS LMP2 cars. striking “Momo Girls” were there too. The GT classes are more interesting to Porsche fans. The GT LeMans (GTLM) class is the all professional driver class that includes cars that start from the factory including Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari, BMW, Audi and Aston Martin. The win by the new Porsche Cars North America factory effort was the first victory for the new 991 based RSR. But 2.8 seconds behind them was the BMW z4 of Team RLL. In third place was an SRT Viper. It was Porsche’s 76th class victory at the Rolex 24 - far better than any other marque.

Nick Wright: This whole thing started with a Christmas card from a fraternity brother - Guy Colado. I responded and told him I was going to be in Stuart till April 1st. Guy is the Chairman of Commerce National Bank and Trust which is controlled by another fraternity brother - Jim France. Yes, the same “France” who owns Daytona International Motor Speedway. He suggested I come up to the race as their guest. enough background. I drove to Guy’s condo Saturday morning - race day - and headed to an office park to get my passes. I showed my ID, signed a release, and then knew I was in for something special when the lady said “This is the best pass we have for this event”. We parked behind the sky boxes, then got a golf cart and rode to the infield stopping first at the PCA Porsche coral. It is a great place to park, mingle and watch the race. From there we went to the garage and pit area. Jim’s car is the “Spirit of Daytona” (running in the prototype category) but he also has an interest in two other cars. We talked briefly with Jim but that is one hectic place really no place for us. The extra gear and support equipment is mind blowing. They had 30 sets of tires on hand plus extra fenders, hoods and you name it. We stayed there for about the first hour of the race and then went to various corners to watch. As a side note, I mentioned to Jim I was going to go to a De event at Sebring and, guess what, turns out he is the owner of that track also. So I will be attending the Sebring 12 hour race in March as his guest. We had dinner in the sky box, watched till about 9pm, then headed back to the condo leaving the bonfires burning in the infield. The next morning Guy and I had breakfast and I left for Stuart.

The GT Daytona (GTD) class is a mix of the former Grand Am GT, GX and Challenge Porsche GT23. The finish was even closer with a Ferrari 458 Italia racing door to door with an Audi R8 in the last lap with the Ferrari winning by 1.3 seconds. However, remember that “NASCAR caution” that helped make this 24 hour race even more exciting at the end. The supporting race series is the C o n t i n e n t a l Challenge Sportscar Challenge with racing that is just as much fun to watch because the racing is close. The two classes are Grand Sport (GS) (Porsche drivers in the Porsche North America garage) and Street Tuner (ST) include Porsches 911 and Caymans, Mustangs, Camaros, BMWs, Mazdas, Hondas and even Hyundais! Next up is the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 15th, then the Circus comes to VIR in August.

Porsche RSR (although Alex, a big Vette fan, insists that the new z07 will get them next time!) Also, I'm also amazed at how many friends from the track I see there, even in the huge crowd that was there this time.

Andrew Chisholm: I have been a fan of the “24 Hours” and have attended since the mid 1970s. It is an enjoyable time, especially if the Sunshine State lives up to its name. What a great feeling to leave home with an outside temperature of 15 degrees and arrive at the Daytona airport where the ambient is 60 degrees.

Overall, it's a wonderful way to spend a weekend, and everyone who loves autos ought to try it at least once! Joe Watson: I grew up in Florida and had the advantage of going to the '24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring many times. It was quite different and exciting. One could sneak into the hot pits, especially at night, talk with the mechanics and drivers, and occasionally participate in the activity. Today everything is so liability oriented all that is no longer possible...

The advertising for this 2014 race promised a major shake up in classing by combining the racers from ALMS and the Rolex series. Porsche responded with two teams to contest the GTLM class with a pair of 911RSR racecars cleverly numbered car #911 and #912. Staffed with a half dozen drivers from the Porsche factory team, the two teams made quite the impression among the Porsche loyal attending and on the checkered flag as it waved on the class winning #911RSR.

The week began a few months before with an email from PCA stating the Corral was going to be in full swing with room to park only 200 cars. Signing up the first day got me ticket 141. I left home on Wednesday after the first snow, found not enough had been done to the local roads and learned the real meaning of "summer tires". I slid most of the way to emporia where I-95 was cleared. What a price! My poor little baby was covered with a crust of salt.

Porsche made the team of drivers available for an interview and tech session prior to the race over at the PCA tent and team officials gave updates as the race progressed. I got (Patrick Dempsey - Actor and serious racer.) the impression that Porsche was very interested in all of the GT awards they could get and avoid last year’s But I made it to Daytona and onto the grid where the cars were lining up win by brand X. for the start of the race. The adrenalin starts as the announcers called “Clear the grid!”. I worked my way around the infield as the parade laps One of the best perks from PCA is the zone 12 Porsche Corral. each and the race started, then settled in the stands near the PCA Corral to year they set up Porsche parking and a tent with snacks and drinks. Special thanks go to the PCAers that staff the tent and provide an oasis get a view of the infield and some of the back straight. I spent most of from the madness that is the 24 Hours of Daytona. the time there when not walking about. Two things look good for the future: Porsche’s “renewed” interest in GT racing in the USA for 2014 and the 60 degree weather in Daytona Beach in January, 2015.

The PCA Corral was a place of activity before and all throughout the race. Several speakers were there and answered our questions, including the Porsche team. They were all very personable and worth the effort to get into the Corral. Also of interest to me was the free food and drinks. Not to mention the Corral itself had some cars that many museums would lust over. I also met up with some folks I had not seen in thirty years; happy time. I look forward to making this an annual event. (Final preps in the Porsche North America Garage)

Bill Timmerman:For me, each Rolex is memorable, but each time for different reasons. This time there were 3 things that separated this year's Rolex from previous events. First, this was the first Rolex that my son Alex attended with me, and I got a chance to experience the thrill of the first event with him. He not only loved watching the race, but also visiting the garages and checking out the cars and their preparation and maintenance. And of course meeting some of his favorite drivers was a thrill. He also loved visiting the various auto maker's displays, and we got plenty of photos of him sitting in the new Corvette z07 , as well as the Vipers! (Sadly there was no Porsche display, but the coral offered plenty of photo ops.) In short, he had a riot, and therefore so did I! Second, this was the first time I didn't get rained on. All my previous events were water logged to some degree, and to be able to watch a full race in the dry was a pleasant change.

I watched the leader board as the Porsche North America factory cars 911 and 912 climbed up into the center. Then after night fall I went back to the motel for some rest. Returning about 7:30 AM, I found 911 and 912 still running but that did not last. 24 hours is truly a race of endurance but the competition is so close, they have become 24 hour sprints. Car 912 lost its cooling or oil at 8:00 AM and was retired. Race rules prohibit engine swaps. Afterwards, I went to the garage area, crawled under the rope, and told her I was sorry she broke. She just sat in silence under her cover. The mechanic came over and said they didn't know the problem but the forty engineers Porsche sent over were unanimous in their decision to shut her down. They then helped me out.

Finally, watching the inaugural Tudor race with the new cars and classes was a hoot!! I thought it added a lot of excitement to the already exciting race, especially in the GT divisions. And I also got to see a new winning

The hours seemed to get longer as the chance of misfortune grows. The drivers have, save a few cat naps, been awake for a very long time, and the cars stressed to their limits. A few cautions which cut some 90+seconds from the 911 cars lead made the finish more dramatic. Porsche 911 secured a first in class win on their return to American racing. The long drive home was now to begin.

If you have a Porsche, or are interested in them, you should go to the Rolex 24 Hours at least once. Its like a big carnival with lots to do and see - especially if you like cars and racing. In fact, just seeing the array of motor coaches (hard to call them “RVs”) will blow your mind. Of course, it’s even better if you went to college with the owner of the track! (991RSR on the banking!)

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Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona - 2014 Style

The Rolex 24 of Daytona has been one of the premier sports car races for the past 52 years. Though a new sanctioning body, new classes and new regulations for 2014, the heart of race hasn’t changed. In fact, in my view, the first race under International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) sanctioning the new Tudor United Sports Car Championship was even better than before. The organizers claim a record crowd, and the winning margin of 1.461 seconds was the second closest in Rolex 24 history. (Note: this series is still controlled by NASCAR and includes what some sports car fans refer to as “NASCAR cautions” where the full-course caution flag flies for what would appear to be minor problems, and last for about 20 minutes, long enough for everyone to pit and the marshals to get the field organized and bunched up to keep the racing close. It just so happened there was yet another long full course caution in the closing laps that keep the winning margin close).

Here some weekend observations from some First Settlers members who made the trip to Daytona for the Rolex 24 Hours this year.

Chris Stanley set up his annual “encampment” right against fence at the bottom of the banking between Turns 3 and 4. Sharing Chris’s three-meals-a-day gourmet fare were John Schwaebler, Tim Bellars, Ted Ambrose and Phil Grandfield. The banking is an interesting vantage to watch from because of the three-wide racing lines and passing that happens because of the speed differential between the various classes. Though Chris’s spot is great for gathering, eating and watching, much of the ‘talking’ during the green flag racing is by hand signal because of the (GTLM Class winning 991RSR) noise. Chris learned the hard way a few The Tudor United Sports Car Championship years ago that his spot is not a great place grew out of the long needed “marriage” of the American LeMans Series to try to sleep on the ground because of the vibrations. We didn’t even and the Grand-Am series. Now sports car racing in the U.S. is combined try; the Sleep Inn about a 1/2 west of the track worked just fine for us. into one series, with four classes, both pro and amateur (or “gentleman” drivers) and a great mix of hardware. Lots of Porsches, naturally in an Most of our time was spent walking the infield, checking out the garages endurance series, but also Ferraris, Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, SRT’s, and “Fan zone”, visiting the PCA Corral near the International Horseshoe both closed and open prototypes and even a diesel Mazda! And the infield turns, and making a trek to the grand stands along the back podium at the end of the race had a great mix of marques. This series stretch. The ability to get close and watch the action in the garages, should be interesting for the rest of the season. peek in from behind the pit lane and even walk around the cars as they line up on the grid is great. One of my missions was to get Patrick There are four classes of race cars in the Tudor Series. The fastest are Dempsey’s autograph on something to auction off for the First Settlers the Daytona Prototypes, purpose built tube-frame racers seemingly charity program. I spent an hour and a half in line but came up about 3 unchanged from the Grand Am series. The Corvette powered Action minutes short of meeting “Mr. McDreamy” and getting his autograph as express entry was the first overall win for Chevy since 2001. The next the drivers had to go back to their day jobs. And then I dropped and lost class is the Daytona Challenge class, open cockpit racers all with the the team t-shirt I was going to get him to sign. No worries; it was fun same Oreca chassis and Corvette engine. They are similar to the former talking to other race fans in the same line-up and besides, the very ALMS LMP2 cars. striking “Momo Girls” were there too. The GT classes are more interesting to Porsche fans. The GT LeMans (GTLM) class is the all professional driver class that includes cars that start from the factory including Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari, BMW, Audi and Aston Martin. The win by the new Porsche Cars North America factory effort was the first victory for the new 991 based RSR. But 2.8 seconds behind them was the BMW z4 of Team RLL. In third place was an SRT Viper. It was Porsche’s 76th class victory at the Rolex 24 - far better than any other marque.

Nick Wright: This whole thing started with a Christmas card from a fraternity brother - Guy Colado. I responded and told him I was going to be in Stuart till April 1st. Guy is the Chairman of Commerce National Bank and Trust which is controlled by another fraternity brother - Jim France. Yes, the same “France” who owns Daytona International Motor Speedway. He suggested I come up to the race as their guest. enough background. I drove to Guy’s condo Saturday morning - race day - and headed to an office park to get my passes. I showed my ID, signed a release, and then knew I was in for something special when the lady said “This is the best pass we have for this event”. We parked behind the sky boxes, then got a golf cart and rode to the infield stopping first at the PCA Porsche coral. It is a great place to park, mingle and watch the race. From there we went to the garage and pit area. Jim’s car is the “Spirit of Daytona” (running in the prototype category) but he also has an interest in two other cars. We talked briefly with Jim but that is one hectic place really no place for us. The extra gear and support equipment is mind blowing. They had 30 sets of tires on hand plus extra fenders, hoods and you name it. We stayed there for about the first hour of the race and then went to various corners to watch. As a side note, I mentioned to Jim I was going to go to a De event at Sebring and, guess what, turns out he is the owner of that track also. So I will be attending the Sebring 12 hour race in March as his guest. We had dinner in the sky box, watched till about 9pm, then headed back to the condo leaving the bonfires burning in the infield. The next morning Guy and I had breakfast and I left for Stuart.

The GT Daytona (GTD) class is a mix of the former Grand Am GT, GX and Challenge Porsche GT23. The finish was even closer with a Ferrari 458 Italia racing door to door with an Audi R8 in the last lap with the Ferrari winning by 1.3 seconds. However, remember that “NASCAR caution” that helped make this 24 hour race even more exciting at the end. The supporting race series is the C o n t i n e n t a l Challenge Sportscar Challenge with racing that is just as much fun to watch because the racing is close. The two classes are Grand Sport (GS) (Porsche drivers in the Porsche North America garage) and Street Tuner (ST) include Porsches 911 and Caymans, Mustangs, Camaros, BMWs, Mazdas, Hondas and even Hyundais! Next up is the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 15th, then the Circus comes to VIR in August.

Porsche RSR (although Alex, a big Vette fan, insists that the new z07 will get them next time!) Also, I'm also amazed at how many friends from the track I see there, even in the huge crowd that was there this time.

Andrew Chisholm: I have been a fan of the “24 Hours” and have attended since the mid 1970s. It is an enjoyable time, especially if the Sunshine State lives up to its name. What a great feeling to leave home with an outside temperature of 15 degrees and arrive at the Daytona airport where the ambient is 60 degrees.

Overall, it's a wonderful way to spend a weekend, and everyone who loves autos ought to try it at least once! Joe Watson: I grew up in Florida and had the advantage of going to the '24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring many times. It was quite different and exciting. One could sneak into the hot pits, especially at night, talk with the mechanics and drivers, and occasionally participate in the activity. Today everything is so liability oriented all that is no longer possible...

The advertising for this 2014 race promised a major shake up in classing by combining the racers from ALMS and the Rolex series. Porsche responded with two teams to contest the GTLM class with a pair of 911RSR racecars cleverly numbered car #911 and #912. Staffed with a half dozen drivers from the Porsche factory team, the two teams made quite the impression among the Porsche loyal attending and on the checkered flag as it waved on the class winning #911RSR.

The week began a few months before with an email from PCA stating the Corral was going to be in full swing with room to park only 200 cars. Signing up the first day got me ticket 141. I left home on Wednesday after the first snow, found not enough had been done to the local roads and learned the real meaning of "summer tires". I slid most of the way to emporia where I-95 was cleared. What a price! My poor little baby was covered with a crust of salt.

Porsche made the team of drivers available for an interview and tech session prior to the race over at the PCA tent and team officials gave updates as the race progressed. I got (Patrick Dempsey - Actor and serious racer.) the impression that Porsche was very interested in all of the GT awards they could get and avoid last year’s But I made it to Daytona and onto the grid where the cars were lining up win by brand X. for the start of the race. The adrenalin starts as the announcers called “Clear the grid!”. I worked my way around the infield as the parade laps One of the best perks from PCA is the zone 12 Porsche Corral. each and the race started, then settled in the stands near the PCA Corral to year they set up Porsche parking and a tent with snacks and drinks. Special thanks go to the PCAers that staff the tent and provide an oasis get a view of the infield and some of the back straight. I spent most of from the madness that is the 24 Hours of Daytona. the time there when not walking about. Two things look good for the future: Porsche’s “renewed” interest in GT racing in the USA for 2014 and the 60 degree weather in Daytona Beach in January, 2015.

The PCA Corral was a place of activity before and all throughout the race. Several speakers were there and answered our questions, including the Porsche team. They were all very personable and worth the effort to get into the Corral. Also of interest to me was the free food and drinks. Not to mention the Corral itself had some cars that many museums would lust over. I also met up with some folks I had not seen in thirty years; happy time. I look forward to making this an annual event. (Final preps in the Porsche North America Garage)

Bill Timmerman:For me, each Rolex is memorable, but each time for different reasons. This time there were 3 things that separated this year's Rolex from previous events. First, this was the first Rolex that my son Alex attended with me, and I got a chance to experience the thrill of the first event with him. He not only loved watching the race, but also visiting the garages and checking out the cars and their preparation and maintenance. And of course meeting some of his favorite drivers was a thrill. He also loved visiting the various auto maker's displays, and we got plenty of photos of him sitting in the new Corvette z07 , as well as the Vipers! (Sadly there was no Porsche display, but the coral offered plenty of photo ops.) In short, he had a riot, and therefore so did I! Second, this was the first time I didn't get rained on. All my previous events were water logged to some degree, and to be able to watch a full race in the dry was a pleasant change.

I watched the leader board as the Porsche North America factory cars 911 and 912 climbed up into the center. Then after night fall I went back to the motel for some rest. Returning about 7:30 AM, I found 911 and 912 still running but that did not last. 24 hours is truly a race of endurance but the competition is so close, they have become 24 hour sprints. Car 912 lost its cooling or oil at 8:00 AM and was retired. Race rules prohibit engine swaps. Afterwards, I went to the garage area, crawled under the rope, and told her I was sorry she broke. She just sat in silence under her cover. The mechanic came over and said they didn't know the problem but the forty engineers Porsche sent over were unanimous in their decision to shut her down. They then helped me out.

Finally, watching the inaugural Tudor race with the new cars and classes was a hoot!! I thought it added a lot of excitement to the already exciting race, especially in the GT divisions. And I also got to see a new winning

The hours seemed to get longer as the chance of misfortune grows. The drivers have, save a few cat naps, been awake for a very long time, and the cars stressed to their limits. A few cautions which cut some 90+seconds from the 911 cars lead made the finish more dramatic. Porsche 911 secured a first in class win on their return to American racing. The long drive home was now to begin.

If you have a Porsche, or are interested in them, you should go to the Rolex 24 Hours at least once. Its like a big carnival with lots to do and see - especially if you like cars and racing. In fact, just seeing the array of motor coaches (hard to call them “RVs”) will blow your mind. Of course, it’s even better if you went to college with the owner of the track! (991RSR on the banking!)

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Getting Over The Hump

Happy 55th Anniversary to First Settlers Region and Its Members

by Sam Gassel

By Ken Thomas, Membership Chair

After months of grinding, cutting, welding & cleaning the grease out of my fingernails, having the 72e rolling tub back from the paint shop - really helps to re-energize the project!  At this point you can start to envision your car’s end point, and start developing a picture of   what the car’s going to look like. It’s a big step over the hump!   There’s still a daunting list of things to do, but for the most part it’s what I call “Clean� work.  This includes instruments, (The 1972 has come a long way) mounting body panels, trim, lighting, carpets, headliner, shift linkage bushings, pedal assembly bushings, sunroof mechanism, and all the new rubber seals and glass on the car.  Body panels like the doors, front fenders, front and rear deck lids and bumpers I leave in my living room or spread around the house. Best to leave them until last, as you’re climbing all around the car to do installation work.  It’s really good to let the paint/clearcoat harden and inside the house has a nice consistent/dry environment.  Of course – if you have a significant other, best to check with them first on this :)  

Carl Gerster

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Andrew Chishgolm

What other hobbies do you have besides driving your Porsche? We live on the water. So we're boaters and I still play tennis 3 times per week

40 Years of Membership David Machen 30 Years of Membership Leonard Jones

Bobby Smith

David Johnson

Bob Larys

PCA Member since? I joined PCA in 1969 after we bought our first Porsche - a 1968 911 and have been a member ever since. Â First Settlers Member since? We joined FSR after we started living in the Northern Neck in 2002.

Robert Slotnick 20 Years of Membership Randolph Young

Leonard Stann Louis Quick 15 Years of Membership

Denny Cobb

Charles Graffeo

Larry Turner

Paul Obendorfer

Damien Walsh

John Greene

Charles Merriam

Neil Partridge

Harold Bernstein

Jerry Coffman

David Tostenson

Wayne Verdaasdonk

Dean Deluke

Dixon Leatherbury

ed Saylor

Hollie Baker

William Cheezum

Steve Gibbons

What kind of Porsche(s) do you (Carl Gerster - PCA member for 45 years) drive? I have a 2007 GT3, which is a dedicated track-car.  I also drive a 2008 Cayenne S, which serves as the trailer tow vehicle What other Porsches have you owned in the past? With the exception of a 2001 Boxster S, all of my Porsches have been 911's.  That said, we've order a 2014 Cayenne Diesel to replace the Cayenne S

Herbert Jackson 10 Years of Membership

Once the headliner is in, you can move to the carpet. Installing the carpet in a 911 is like a jigsaw puzzle. If you haven't done it before, be sure to notate carefully how the original pieces laid in the car when you pulled them out. If you contact cement a piece down out of sequence, and another piece should have laid over it’s edges - it's difficult to get it back up without damaging the new carpet.  This is another step in the process that takes extreme patience.  Just plan (New carpet kit in place) to do one piece a night. The complete carpet kit for my 72 was 15 serperate pieces.  Test fit, trim & adjust so there aren't any wrinkles, before gluing anything.  A tip I learned years ago – is that you can use the round end of a large ball peen hammer to gently stretch and nudge carpet into some of the difficult nooks and crannies. There are several good suppliers of original material type carpet kits. Be sure you use a kit using good quality german-made materials. Though quite a bit more expensive, but they will stand up to use -  and when installing, fit properly.

Next time - body panel re-fitting,  and an engine surprise. 

James Courtney

Barney Russell

Sebastiana Springmann

eddie Fisher

David Thompson

Kevin Judson

Rick Jackson

Dan Jones

Brad Brady

Ted Sandelli

Frank zalegowski

Bud Syme

Rich Cao

Nancy Marchman

Robert Giles

Clyde Haulman

Butch Holtz

Ken Todd

Bob Jasinkowski

Michael Keaveny

James Micham

Mary Ommundsen

Steve Walker

What is your first Porsche memory? In the late 50's, my dad took me to Roosevelt Raceway on Long island for a car show.  Visitors were allowed to drive demo cars on the horse track.  The 356's were running rings around the other cars being demo'd.   And being of German heritage, I recognized the uniqueness of the marque. What is your favorite personal car-related story? After always owning at least one Porsche since 1968, the Marque truly represents "Driving in its Purest Form".

5 Years of Membership Walt Baskin

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John Chichester

Matt Nelson

Bruce Brock

Daniel Davis

Roger Harp

Rob Vance

Fernando Barbosa

Michael Campbell

Richard Hutsko

Noel Roldan

David Dickerson

Marco estrada

Ray Gaines

Sean Riley

George Jones

Tom Milligan

Gordon Bass

Bob Winstead

Frank Hughes

Rick Galloway

Jacob Kay

Pete Peterson

Don Redmond

Avery east

Mike McGraw

Ray Dumont

Monty O’Conner

Alon Shoval

Jimmy Myers

Mark Smith

Todd Bassett

Scott Sterling

Richard Aufenger

Bruce Brock

Bruce Johnson

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Do you have a favorite Porsche? My favorite Porsche is the one I'm driving todayThe GT3 is still better than I am.

Describe your perfect Porsche day. My perfect Porsche day occurs when a De student "gets it!" What is on your car-related bucket list?  I've visited the Porsche Factory and Weissach three times.   But I'd love to go again to zuffenhausen and tour the new museum

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Where do you live? White Stone in the Northern Neck (about 10 minutes from The Tides Inn)

SPOTLIGHT

One of the first things to do when the rolling tub comes home from paint, is to install the headliner.  This is a project that can be done by yourself, but is extremely time consuming. It can take the better part of a week of positioning, stretching, and re-positioning to get the vinyl perfectly free of any wrinkles.  Once put into place and glued with contact cement at the edges – there’s no going back.  So, for me – a pro that can do it in an afternoon is well worth it when you look at  time vs. expense. I use Doug of Doug’s Upholstery in Virginia Beach.   Nice guy and does a great job. While he’s doing the headliner – I can work on something else.

(1972 instrument cluster)

Name: Carl Gerster

What do you do for a living? I retired in Founded in 1959, First Settlers Region will celebrate its 55th anniversary 2001 from exxonMobil after 36 years of in 2014. From its small beginnings, FSR has grown to 615 primary employment.  Two claims to fame - I started members and over 400 affiliate members. This milestone will be the ball rolling in the early 80's with Porsche celebrated at a fantastic event being planned for this spring at the regarding Mobil 1 being their factory-fill and Wintergreen Resort. Details about this event will soon be available on the racing engine oil.  Then I managed the Mobil 1 racing program in the web-site. US from 1988-1993 Additionally, many members are celebrating milestone anniversaries in Tell us about your family. Ronnie 2014. Their loyalty to PCA and First Settlers is appreciated. They are: and I have three daughters, who each learned to drive on a '71 911 45 Years of Membership Targa.

It's at this point you'll really appreciate having taken the time to mark wires,  make notes and take many photos of how things were together before being taken apart.  I broke my own rule with the sunroof mechanism & tracks. I had to spend a lot more hours than I should have,  to set it up  so it closed correctly. every adjustment means taking the whole thing apart and putting it back in to test.  There are front and rear height adjustments that should have been noted when taking it apart.   It had been a couple of years since dealing with a sunroof, and my overconfidence stung me.  No matter how familiar you are with these things, you can still forget how it went together after only a few months or a year. 

If you’ve taken good notes about where the instrument wires attach behind the instruments, you’ll make this step is much easier. I hook a battery up to the car so I can check all the little light bulbs that illuminate & backlight the instruments.  Many times, just a tiny bit of corrosion will keep them from lighting and a bit of a jiggle is all that’s needed.   Also, it’s a good time to check the wiper mechanisms, interior lights and gauges for oil and fuel level for proper function.   

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Alex Bell Selected as National PCA Driver's Education Chairman!! In the Nation, we plan for the later years. Alex Bell has been a member of PCA for nearly 10 years and a very active member of Settlers First Region for most of that time. He is currently serving both as Treasurer and Driver’s education Chief Track Instructor. In those roles, he been has (Alex Bell’s race prepared 996) instrumental in getting our Region back on a sound financial footing and making our De program extremely successful. In 2009, he decided to go PCA Club racing and has participated in 13 Club races, 5 NASA races and has over 185 track days! This year, he submitted an PCA Volunteer Application form and was selected to the prestigious and very important national position. Alex will be replacing Pete Tremper who has served as the National De chair for the past 14 years; clearly big shoes to fill but Alex is anxious to get started!

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This is copy of the announcement to the National Board. Chris Lennon From: Pete Tremper, National De Committee Chair Re: 2015 National De Committee Chair I want to thank you for volunteering your time to PCA. Our Club is very unique in its ability to attract qualified people to volunteer their time to make this club successful in all areas of activities and you are no exception to that rule. Twenty individuals offered their time to be the next National De Chair.  It was a difficult task to pare the list to a final few. Many conference calls occurred, and much time was spent on this process.  It was not an easy decision as all applicants had excellent credentials.

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With that said, I would like to introduce Alex Bell as our 2015 National De Committee Chair. Alex is a very active member of the First Settlers Region where he has served as Chief Driving Instructor since 2010.   Alex is also an active Club Racer, driving a 996 “H” car.  Professionally, Alex has worked for over three decades in the (From FSR Chief Track Instructor to National De Chair!) insurance industry and is the owner of Bell Insurance Agency Corp.  Over the next several months, in order to give all active De areas representation, Alex will be contacting individuals around the country to serve on the National De Committee. 

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A Snapshot of the PCA in Virginia Reprinted from an article by Clark Jones Virginia Living Magazine Condon brakes hard, then smoothly whips his sleek white 2007 Porsche Cayman S around a large branch that has fallen on a rain-slicked Albemarle county road. He quickly shifts into third gear and accelerates to catch up with a formation of 15 Porsches, bumper-to-bumper and flowing like a ribbon in an easy Southern breeze. As he skillfully navigates the sudden twists and hairpin turns of the Blue Ridge (and I hang on tightly), Condon is relaxed, confident in his Porsche’s capabilities. “Its superior braking system makes a Porsche competitive when racing cars with more powerful engines,” he explains. Riding in the front passenger seat, I try to be cool, but I have my left foot pressed firmly to the floorboard on an imaginary brake as we hover closely behind the car in front of us. In my mind, if I can read the month and year on the license plate, I am too close. Condon, in his 60s, a radio astronomer and lecturer with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, is one of the smartest guys I know—and believe me, intelligence matters when guiding this classic dream machine on the narrow roads near Crozet. He is one of a couple dozen of the 438 members of the Shenandoah Region Porsche Club of America (PCA) on the road today heading for lunch and a tour of historic Pharsalia Plantation in Nelson County. Leading the caravan is Condon’s wife Sherry Westfall, an energetic 50-something Charlottesville landscape designer and current president of the club, which comprises 17 counties from Buckingham to Shenandoah. I am here to discover what it is that has made the iconic sports car so irresistible to folks like Condon and Westfall …. what it is that brings the members of their club together. “I have always been in love with sports cars,” says Susan Bryant, 53, an office manager from Midlothian, who drives a bright yellow 2004 Boxster S. “I would bug my dad to bring home hot rod magazines until my mother insisted that he stop.” Bryant tells me her Porsche is the best purchase she has ever made—for her, sitting behind the wheel is an escape from even the worst of days. For design, engineering and pedigree, no other car comes close to the Porsche, she says. “All this, plus the pitter patter of my heart when, sitting at a stop light, I hear the purr of an engine somewhere behind me, and I know it’s a Porsche, totally unique in sound and experience.” The Porsche Club of America got its start in the early 1950s after Bill Sholar, a commercial artist living in Alexandria who had bought his first Porsche - a 1953 356 Coupe - realized that getting together with other owners would give them a chance to swap stories and technical advice about their cars. At that time, there were few Porsches on the road. What started out as a meeting in Sholar’s apartment has grown into a national network of more than 100,000 Porsche purists structured into 139 regions across the country. Virginia has four regional Porsche clubs: Shenandoah for Central Virginia; First Settlers in the Tidewater area; Blue Ridge for the Roanoke area; and Potomac Founders in Northern Virginia. Anyone may join any of the clubs, regardless of residency, but there is one obvious stipulation: Club members must own or lease a Porsche or take part in a Porsche-related business.

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Over the years, the PCA has evolved beyond road rallies like today’s to include educational and charitable activities. Regional clubs set up autocross courses, where cars run on a fixed path around traffic pylons at varying speeds, so that drivers can learn how to safely handle their powerful cars with precision and prevent accidents. And although it isn’t racing, the PCA Driver education program (De) allows Porsche drivers to increase their skills by driving at high speeds on controlled, closed-course racetracks, including Virginia International Raceway near Danville.

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world. In 1983 he made his first of six “Going to the driving school is not about racing. It’s about learning,” explains Anita Sangi from Oakton, a member of the Potomac Founders’ Region PCA and former professional racecar driver who teaches track driving to members of several clubs. Some drivers progress to actually racing; a much riskier, and expensive, proposition. The most obvious difference between racetrack driving and racing, Condon says, is that in De, “as you approach a driver in front of you and intend to pass, the driver in front will signal you on which side to pass. Racing, as you can imagine, does not offer that courtesy.” “High performance driving has taught me situational awareness and how physics comes into play in handling my car when the unexpected occurs,” explains Westfall, who describes driving in club events as an “adrenaline rush.” An avid horsewoman who says she “traded horses for Porsches,” the petite brunette has logged 20,000 racetrack miles in her Porsche. Last year, at the PCA Parade, the Porsche Club of America’s national convention held in Traverse City, Michigan, she received the prestigious 2013 Porsche Club enthusiast of the Year award, honoring her for her dedicated support and initiative as a volunteer in developing new activities for the club. “A Porsche may be the magnet that draws people to the clubs,” Westfall points out, “but it is the people in the clubs that make them stay.”

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The clubs also get together to do fundraisers for some of the museums and locations they visit during their driving tours, including the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond and the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield in Locust Grove. The First Settlers Club hosts an annual Turkeys in the Trunk Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia in Norfolk. Through these events and others, the First Settlers donated $27,000 to charities in 2012, earning them the Public Service Award from the Porsche Club of America. PCAs also collaborate and participate in public events, including the car show Classics on the ( Continued on page 13)

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“The club members are my kind of people,” says Dan DeHart, 59, from Bedford, an engineer and president of the 300-member Blue Ridge Porsche Club. DeHart says most of the club’s members would confess to being “car guys.” They “were the teenagers reading car magazines and doodling cars on our notebooks in class.” As adults in the Porsche Club he says they still like cars, but “when we meet, less than half the conversation is about cars; it’s sports, politics, eating, spirits, vacations and places to see.” He explains that for this reason, many of the club’s outings are to places like local breweries and wineries where they can find a good meal to go along with the trip.

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2004-2008. This fun-filled event was held at the Ramada 1776 in Williamsburg, and it consisted of an air show at Oceana Naval Air Station on Friday afternoon and a concours on Saturday morning followed by a catered lunch.  A fun run/tour was held on Saturday afternoon, followed by a dinner that evening.  To top the weekend, an autocross event was held on Sunday. This event continued through 2008 when it was cancelled due to extremely bad weather.  

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Below are some key milestones in our history that we’re sure you’ll find interesting. And with you, we’re looking forward to continuing this journey with our favorite marque, Porsche.  September 13, 1955  - The Porsche Club of America was officially founded by Bill Sholar & friends in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Now celebrating our 55th Anniversary, First Settlers is renewing interest in multi-day events with someone for everyone. We are 55 and Accelerating!!!

March 31, 1959 - A petition for recognition or our Region as a chartered club of the Porsche Club of America was submitted by Allen b. Fine. The name of the club was to be “PCA, Richmond Region” with the county boundaries of Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, Dinwiddie, and Prince George. The original officers were: President, Allen B. Fine; Vice-President, Dr. Willard M. Fitch; Secretary-Treasurer, George W. Patterson III. In addition to the President, known members of the club were:  Fred M. Johnson Jr., Thomas W. Allen, Julia C. Baylor, Dr. Willard M. Fitch, edgar A. Jett II, Jack D. Lewis, Wendell B. Powell, Dr. C. N. Richards Jr., Neal Sykes Jr., George W. Patterson III, and Lt Robert Miller.

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“The Porsche is not a muscle car,” says Condon as he weaves around the mountain turns on Crabtree Falls Highway. “It is more like a pentathlete in that it does a lot of things well.” As we zigzag along the Tye River, the deep purr of 16 finely-tuned engines echoes through the valley like a room full of wild cats. When our motorcade stopped at Chiles Peach Orchard to buy fresh-picked, local peaches, I saw that the Shenandoah Club members are as diverse as the various models, colors and vintages of the Porsches they drive. For many, owning a Porsche is a lifelong dream come true. The majority of club members have pre-owned Porsches, says George Michaels, an active duty naval officer who serves as president of the First Settlers Porsche Club. “I’ve liked Porsches since my teens—got my first one in high school, a ’74 914. My dad bought it for me, and we worked on it together.” Michaels’ 1991 Porsche 928 is the latest model Porsche he has owned. He also has a 1989 Porsche 911, which he has owned for 15 years.

April 22, 1959 - The original charter was granted by PCA. Sometime in 1964, the name of the region was changed to the “First Settlers Region” and as the region grew, its membership extended to the west to include counties in West Virginia. (Daly racing in Formula One)

February 1965 - the official boundary of FSR was expanded to include all counties east to the Chesapeake Bay and south to the North Carolina border for a total of 36 counties.

Formula 1 and Indy Driver, Master of Fast, entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Professional Speaker, International Racing Champion Driving Legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From

In 1980, the Blue Ridge Region was chartered, split off from First Settlers and included counties in western Virginia and southern West Virginia.

Victory Circle to the Announcer’s Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and Network Television Color Analyst Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world.

The current First Settlers Logo first appeared in the summer of 1993. Daly’s professional racing career spanned 17 years, and his In 1995, fifteen years after the Blue Ridge Region was chartered, the Shenandoah Region was formed from the counties above the Blue Ridge Region and west of First Settlers Region to the West Virginia border.

experiences are nothing short of breathtaking. Daly’s story is one that precious few have lived to tell. He won the 1977 British Formula Three Championship, and participated in 64 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 April 1978. He scored a total

On March 9, 1999 PCA assigned seven unassigned Virginia counties to First Settlers Region to bring the total number of counties to 43.

of 15 championship points. In 1984, Derek suffered one of the hardest crash impacts that a driver had ever survived when he hit the wall at Michigan International Speedway at 212 MPH. After fourteen

The First Settlers Region celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2009, culminating with a spectacular 50th Anniversary Gala held at The Tides Inn resort in Irvington, Virginia.

surgeries and three years in therapy, he returned to full-time racing. He competed in the12 Hours of Sebring - one of the premier motorsport endurance races in the US – and won the race two years

Additional Historical Events

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One of the longest running events that FSR conducted in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s was a 2-3 day event called “Porsche in Flight” which convened in Crewe, Virginia. The event consisted of a concours, autocross, dinner and rally.  The event continued for nine consecutive years until 1986 when the township of Crewe voted not to allow the use of their regional airport for the event in 1987.  FSR returned to Crewe in 1989 and continued the event for a few years more. In 1994 it was held at Ft Magruder and Ft Monroe and then returned to Crewe in 2000 but was discontinued in the years that followed.

Born in Dublin, Ireland to a middle class working family, Derek’s career path was set at the age of twelve when he attended his first auto race. From that moment, his commitment to the dream of being a professional driver was unshakeable. On the way to his dream he worked as a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia and, while traveling the race tracks of england, even took up residence in a school bus.

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But rebuilding vintage cars isn’t for everyone in the club. Jason Hobbie, 41, also a member of First Settlers PCA and a Richmond tattoo artist, acquired a rebuilt 1977 Porsche 911 S from Scott Kaefer, a Porsche enthusiast in Montpelier. For Hobbie, “Buying a car that needs a lot of work can easily take the fun out of ownership, because you are not driving it. Instead, it is in the shop for repairs.” Hobbie remembers his first Porsche sighting: “As a kid, I remember seeing one and thinking that there is nothing I have ever seen that looks like a 911. I have always been impressed how they would find ways to increase speed with design and not just by adding power to the car. They were the first company to try lightweight components and concentrate on power/weight in their racecars as well as their street cars.”

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I was surprised when Condon set me straight on the cost of gas. I thought a high performance engine would bankrupt me at the gas pump. “The Germans designed a car relatively light in weight and with a small engine,” he explains. “If I put it in cruise control at 65 mph, I get 30 miles to the gallon. However, on the track, I get nine miles per gallon.” It is this shared fascination with the car’s engineering that has drawn together club members from many backgrounds, including retired naval aviator Dick Pitman, another Shenandoah club member, who bought his Ruby Red 1961 Porsche 356B Roadster as a resale back in 1964. The Chester resident says both of his children learned how to drive stick shift on the car that Pitman restored extensively and now shows in competitions. It recently won first place in its class at Classics on the Green. By the time we reach Pharsalia Plantation where we end our day with lunch and a tour, I understand that, unlike many of the vehicles we drive today, age and model don’t seem to matter much to a Porsche owner. It is an iconic brand that carries its own cachet of world-respected styling, engineering and power. For some, Porsche ownership is the culmination of a teenage dream; for others, the hallmark of a goal achieved. For Westfall, though, driving a Porsche is like having the ultimate dance partner. “It’s athletic, it’s fun,” she says, and “it’s sexy!”

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One of the most important tasks in maintaining your 911 is the proper replacement and tensioning of the fan belt. If the belt and pulley are not properly attached, it can come loose and stop the cooling action of the fan on the motor. If you don’t happen to notice the temperature gauge or the alternator lamp illuminate, then you may overheat and destroy your engine! Needless to say, the fan belt is very important. Ironically, it’s also one of the most misunderstood items on the car, and is often improperly tightened. The system works using a set of shims that regulate the thickness of the virtual pulley created by the pulley half and the fan. As you add more shims in-between the pulley half and the fan, the tension on the fan belt decreases because the pulley width is larger, and the belt rides lower in the valley. In an opposite manner, when the shims are removed from in-between the pulley half and the fan, it pinches the belt tighter. As a result, the belt will ride higher and further towards the outside of the pulley, increasing the tension on the entire belt. The system is similar to the one used on the 356, and has worked well for many, many years. The key to installing the belt properly is to follow a set procedure that will guarantee the proper seating of the pulley and the proper tensioning of the belt. Start by installing five shims on the inside of the pulley and one on the outside. It is very important to note that the pulley must always have a total of six shims on it, inside and out at all times. If you don’t place the extra shims on the outside of the pulley, the nut will bottom out, and the belt won’t tighten properly. If you are missing some shims, get some and put them in right away.

The First Settlers Region “Goodie Store” is bringing in business! The Goodie Store is putting together a name tag order now. Go to Motorsportreg.com to sign up for yours! 10% of all sales from the First Settlers Goodie Store are returned to us and be used to support our events.You can access the Goodie Store directly from the FSR webpage (www.fsrpca.org) by clicking on the link under the Main Menu on the left side of the home page or going directly to the FSR Goodie Store at this link: www.pcawebstore.com/FIRST SeTTLeRS If you have any questions, Contact Jacob Kay at jkaycdb@cox.net.

First Williamsburg Breakfast The inaugural breakfast in Williamsburg was a big success!! Despite the cold, wet, snowy day about 35 members braved the weather and showed up at Victoria’s, 529 John Tyler Highway (Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center) in Williamsburg for the first breakfast in the middle part of the Region. And since the experiment was a success, expect this new monthly breakfast to continue. Pay attention to the events calendar in the Horizontally Opposed, the events section of the newsletter and mass emails from the President for the schedule. The plan is to hold the Williamsburg area breakfast on the first Saturday of the month and the Central/Richmond and eastern area breakfasts both on the second Saturday. We think this geography makes the most sense. Our breakfast events are so popular we risk running out of room in the restaurants. But that’s a good problem to have. Let’s keep it that way!!

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Make sure that you tighten the pulley completely. To achieve this, tighten as much as you can, then turn the starter over a bit, and then retighten. This will give the belt a chance to become unpinched from the pulley. You should be able to feel the point at which all the shims are tight against the fan and the outer pulley half: you won’t be able to tighten any more no matter how hard you try. The final factory torque specification for this nut is 40 Nm.

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The cold rain held off while waivers were signed and route instruction given out. After our President’s safety briefing, we headed (ed Merry briefing the winter fun run) out. Only then did the rain begin to fall. even in the rain, the route was a pleasure and many plan to drive it again when spring finally comes. The only concern was Loafer’s Oak Road. A lightly traveled twisty back road with a name like that is hard to pass up. Unfortunately the winter storms took its toll with some potholes and asphalt gravel in places. But we slowed down and spread out and no damage was incurred. everyone had a wonderful lunch and got home safely before the snow flakes began to fall again. Come on Spring!! We think Porsches are made to be driven! HORIzONTALLY OPPOSeD

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From the President George Michaels FSR Friends, It’s only February and the schedule has already been full of events with more to come. Kudos go to ed Merry for making our Fun Run to the Virginia Diner so enjoyable. For those of you who bagged out due to the rain, please remember that driving a Porsche to our events is not a requirement – Pam and I led our fun run group in her VW R32 and we had a Mustang and an Xterra on the run as well. Remember, it’s about the people! Only a week later, we had a sellout crowd at Rob and Michelle Calloway’s place for our first Driver education (De) Seminar. Our crack De Committee gave attendees the scoop on what De is all about, what the requirements are and how to get into it. Based on the popularity of this event, we may just have another one before our Fall De. We’ve also added a Williamsburg breakfast to our monthly schedule. We maxed out our section of Victoria’s restaurant on the first one, so we’re taking that as positive feedback. March’s breakfast schedule will mirror February’s, but starting in April, we’ll be shifting our Central Area breakfast to the second Saturday of the month so that both our Richmond and Southside members can meet in the middle in Williamsburg on the first Saturday. This shift also avails folks to attend more local Cars and Coffee events without conflict. As you may know, we celebrate 55 years of the First Settlers Region this year, and the celebrating will be done in grand style at our big bash 2-4 May at the Wintergeen Resort. Save the date! You’ll find more in this issue. We’ve done very well over the past few years in the PCA national awards arena, and we’re hard at work on our Region of the Year, Public Service Award and Website inputs. It would be great to have a group of members at Parade in Monterey to accept any awards that we may win, so if you plan to make the trip, please let us know. In case you haven’t heard, Alex Bell, our Chief Track Instructor, has been chosen to serve as PCA National De Chair starting next year. He is also our Treasurer, so if you’re interested in managing the FSR books starting next year, please contact him. Congrats, Alex! The weather is improving and we have a great year of FSR events in store for everyone. What more can you ask for? Come on out and join us! Happy Motoring! George

FSR 55th Anniversary Weekend!!!! outside on the patio at Wintergreen with another beautiful view of the valley below. The Silent Auction to support our charities will have some great items to bid on. All proceeds will go to the sponsored charity of your choice; the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia or the Boys Home of Covington Virginia. Please be generous!

Join us on May 2-4, 2014 to celebrate First Settlers Region 55th Anniversary at the Wintergreen Resort! You don’t want to miss this three day event held in the beautiful Shenandoah mountains just south of Charlottesville. Wintergreen is a full service resort with a wonderful Lodge, restaurants, pubs and plenty of activities. Our accommodations will be at the resort in studio, one or two bedroom condominiums a short walk from the Lodge.

The weekend will conclude with a late morning departure and another fun run heading us home. The 55th Committee is hard at work planning the details of the weekend. Stay tuned to the website (www.fsrpca.org) and emails from the President for updates, pricing and registration information.

The weekend will start with a “Beer, Brats and Bingo” party on Friday night. Use your encyclopedic knowledge of arcane Porsche trivia to win some great prizes while sampling some local brews. The atmosphere will be casual and the party promises to be a great start for the weekend.

HISTORY OF FIRST SETTLERS REGION Saturday will begin at Breakfast-with-a-View overlooking the mountains before we head out on a Fun Run on some great local roads. We’ll stop for lunch at one of the local micro-breweries before heading back up the mountain to prep for the afternoon Shine-and-Show Concours. The Concours highlight will be judging by championship racer and former Formula One driver Derek Daly.

First Settlers Region, as we are known today, enjoys a rich heritage spanning more than 50 years! It is our hope that, by joining us, you have become an integral part of our spectacular history.  Because while it’s still certainly all about the cars, our people truly make the difference. In fact, it’s because of our active, fun-loving membership that we continue to grow.  When first chartered in April 1959, there were only approximately 12 active members.  By the end of 1986, the Region had grown to 311 active members.  As of 2013, there are nearly 600 active members!

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Be sure to check our website www.fsrpca.org for more details as well as updates on all of these exciting events.

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