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UPCOMING EVENTS!

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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September 1-2

Baltimore Grand Prix and Porsche Platz

September 16

Classics on the Green Car Show

New Kent Winery

September 15-16

ALMS Race at VIR and Porsche Platz

Virginia International Raceway

September 22-24

First Settlers DE

Virginia International Raceway

October 6

Open Board Meeting

Sal’s Pizza - Williamsburg

October 6

Western Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Silver Diner, Glen Allen

October 13

Eastern Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Pops Diner, Chesapeake

October 20

Cars & Coffee Sponsored by Checkered Flag

Witchduck Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard

November 3

Third Annual Air & Auto Charity Car Show

Virginia Beach Aviation Museum in Pungo

November 3

Western Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Silver Diner, Glen Allen

November 10

Eastern Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Pops Diner, Chesapeake

November 17

Turkeys-in-the-Trunk Food Drive and Hunt Club Party

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2012 REGION OF THE YEAR


P O R S C H E C LU B O F A M E R I C A

01/01/2012

Opening Balance

$37,192.94

08/16/2012

Closing Balance

$58,243.46

Income & Expenses of Note: Awesome News to Report! After 14 months of back and forth with the IRS, we have been approved as a 501(c) (4) Tax Exempt organization retroactive to 01/01/2010! Less than half the regions countrywide are recognized as tax exempt. This will allow the board to manage a safe balance in the Treasury without concern for adverse tax implications. Our May DE event at VIR was another sold out event. We netted a total of $10,775.20 after all income and expenses were totaled. We even covered the expense of the now famous Don Bryant/Dixon Leatherbury Saturday cookout. Horizontally Opposed Ad revenue is $7,100 annually. The average cost for each of the six HO issues is $1,600. With a net cost of $416 per issue it would appear that we can afford to continue to print and mail our newsletters for the foreseeable future. Our advertisers get a tremendous value for the annual ad cost of $550 with the print newsletter and website presence.

What is an “ALMS”? It’s the American LeMans Series race coming to VIR for the first time from 12-15 September. The series will have just been in Baltimore along with the Indy Car Series, but in my opinion, watching the action at VIR will be better. The ALMS cars are are divided into five classes ranging purpose-built prototypes, to include hybrids, from Audi and Toyota to production-based cars from Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lotus and, of course, Porsche. This series presents the epitome of sports car racing using the same regulations as the famous 24 Hours of LeMans. The speed of the prototypes is simply amazing. Supporting race series include the IMSA GT3 Cup and Mazda MX-5 Cup.There will be a Porsche Platz at Virginia International Raceway to include dedicated Porsche parking and a tent to enjoy refreshments and sit and watch the racing action. Check out HYPERLINK "http://www.virclub.com" www.virclub.com for info and advanced tickets.

Submitted by Alex H Bell II Treasurer PCA FSR Inc. August 16, 2012

The 2012 “Classics on the Green” is a huge car show sponsored by the European Automobile Club for the past 28 years. The venue at the New Kent Winery east of Richmond off I-64 is beautiful and the cars are eye-watering. You can enter your Porsche or just wander around looking at some of the most impeccably prepard and rare European cars you’ll ever see. The hours are 11AM to 4PM and advanced tickets are only $10. Check out the website at "http://www.classicsonthe" www.classicsonthegreen.com

Dave McFaddin

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September starts a busy fall season with car related events on every weekend. Our breakfasts have become “standard routine” and the easiest way to stay connected with the club. If you haven’t made it to one lately we’d love to see you at the Silver Diner in Innsbrook on the first Saturday of each month or Pops Diner in Chesapeake on the second Saturday. Low key, lots of car talk with good friends, a great looking parking lot and a chance to win some great raffle prizes.

FSR Members, In addition to enjoying our Porsches, and the camaraderie of our fellow Porsche enthusiasts, I think you will all agree a highlight of this summer is winning Porsche Club of America’s (PCA) 2012 Region of the Year along with Third Place for Public Service and Second Place for Website of the Year! The Public Service Award also included a $500 check that will go back to support our charities. Congratulations to everyone for participating and making the club better due to your enthusiasm and ideas. I’d also like to give special thanks to our board members and those who helped spearhead and organize our events…Region of the Year quality activities and programs don’t just happen on their own. All of this recognition is based upon us simultaneously upholding PCA’s goals and getting to do what we enjoy. When asked what we did to win, or what separated us from the rest of the regions, or what criteria is used to pick the #1 of 139 regions in the US and Canada, the answer is simple but a little lengthy. For the “simple” part of the answer, here is a quote from PCA’s 2012 Region Procedures Manual: “The trophy is presented to the outstanding PCA Region of the Year. The trophy is “In Appreciation of Loyalty to the Porsche Car and the Porsche Idea”. The winning Region demonstrates the highest standards in meeting the objectives and ideals of the Porsche Club of America. The categories for evaluation are Level of Activity, Membership Growth and Retention, Community Service, Multi-Region Participation and Newsletter and Website Effectiveness.” The more “lengthy” part of the answer is found later in this newsletter where you will find a description of what FSR did to win the award. Related to our region being the best it is time to be thinking about what you can do to help us make FSR even better this next year. In September and October our Election Committee will be accepting nominations for 2013 board members in the following elected offices: President, Eastern VP, Western VP, Treasurer and Activities Officer. After the committee confirms nominee willingness to serve they will finalize the election ballot by midOctober, in time for publishing in the Nov-Dec HO, and elections will take place in November. While some current board members have agreed to run again next year, all positions are up for election every year so if you are interested in any of those positions, or know someone you think would be a good candidate, please let the election committee know (everyone will receive an email blast in September with Election Committee contact information). In particular please think about helping us in the area of Activities Officer. In addition to the elected positions, we are always looking for fresh ideas and new volunteers to help us in appointed positions and on committees so please speak to a board member if you are interested in helping FSR. I hope you all enjoy our fall activities and I look forward to seeing you soon!

at the corner of Virginia Beach Blvd and Witchduck Road. “Air and Auto Classic Charity Car Show”? Just another parking lot full of shiny cars? Not at all!! The third annual event will be held on Saturday, 3 November at the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Musuem in Pungo. In addition to all of those shiny cars, you’ll be up close and personal with an amazing collection of WWI and WWII warbirds of all types. There will be live music and bi-plane rides available too. This event is a big charity fund raiser for us but it is mostly a great, big party!!

There has been lots of information about the FSR DE program in this newsletter, on our Facebook and website forums and in emails about how you can learn more about driving your car, and how much fun you’ll have at the track. If you’ve never driven on the track, the DE Intro program during the 22-24 September event is the perfect way to try it out. Fair warning..... it’s addictive! Sign up via HYPERLINK "http://www.motorsportreg.com" www.motorsportreg.com.

“Turkeys-in-the-Trunk” sounds interesting but what is it? It is another key charity event to support the Hampton Roads Mayflower Marathon holiday food drive - and lots of fun too! Sponsored again by Checkered Flag Porsche, we’ll start the day at the dealership for refreshments and the food weigh-in (and maybe buy a new car??). The member who crams the most food, by weight into their Porsche, will win a great prize donated by Checkered Flag. We’ll caravan to Pembroke Mall to unload all of the donated food to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia food drive. Then we’ll go for a fun run to end up at the Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach for a “barn party”. More details will come later but circle the Saturday before Thanksgiving (17 NOV) right now. Don’t miss this one!!

The Open Board meeting in Williamsburg on 6 October is a great way for “East to meet West” for breakfast. Business will be conducted, so the meeting is a good opportunity to meet the Board members you don’t know and learn more about what it takes to run the region. Annual elections will be coming up in November and we’ll be looking for folks interesting in taking a more active role in making all of this fun happen. Like cars but not coffee? No worries there will be other options to include donuts! “Cars and Coffee” on 20 October is an informal gathering of car nuts sponsored by Checkered Flag. You can expected plenty of BMW’s and Minis in addition to Porsches but don’t be surprised to see an Audi R8 and Italian exotics. Check them out HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

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You have likely seen the calendar of events for the rest of the year posted on the FSR website, sent via email blast, and now printed on the back cover of the “Horizontally Opposed”. But maybe you’re wondering what to expect, why you would enjoy a car show if designer wax and cleaning with q-tips isn’t your thing, or how you can get more involved as a volunteer. Here is a primer on what to expect in the coming months.

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Treasurer’s Report Porsche Club of America First Settlers Region LLC August 16, 2012

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(The custom-designed Porsche-logo surfboard is presented to Ken Thomas, the high bidder during the Spring Silent Auction, as part of the Checkered Flag Boxster Rollout event. With Ken is Mikey from Valeric Surfboards & Freedom Surf Shop. He, along with Jordan, Dave & Cam, supported by Judith, are responsible for the design and shaping of the board. Checkered Flag Porsche graciously sponsored this oneof-a-kind surfboard. Photo credit to Robert Lee Smolen II.)

The photo credit for the July-August, 2012 HO was mistakenly reported. Credit for the cover shot of the last issue of Horizontally Opposed is Eugene Winston. Our sincere apologies for the oversight, Eugene.

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Activities Officer Pam Michaels 757-374-2669 stuttgartpam@yahoo.com

Central Vice-President Steve Sarfaty 804-241-6549 stevesarfaty@hamiltonbeach.com

Secretary & Archivist Kevin Pirkle 757-646-1919 kevin.pirkle@bdumail.com

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or the Top Ten Things I Learned on My Summer Vacation Our summer driving adventure to British Columbia, via the Porsche Parade, was just as much fun as we had hoped, more interesting at times than we wanted, and at publication time, still isn’t over. We left on Friday, July 6th, stuck to our basic plan but made things up as we went, arriving in British Columbia on Sunday, July 15th after a few days at Parade. I flew home on July 22nd to start paying for the trip, but Josie is still caring for her parents and driving her Cayman S around Canada. Maybe there will be more to write about the final leg home.

Ever wonder what all the numbers on the side of your tire mean? Ok, well not the most interesting reading related to your car but it’s important information - especially when shopping for new tires. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) tires for Porsches are built by various manufacturers, but those that pass the rigorous testing by Porsche engineers are designated with an N-specification branding. Tests are done to ensure the design passes Porsche’s noise, hydroplaning and handling requirements. The first model of a particular design is branded N-0 and subsequent variations on that design follow with N-1, N-2 and so on. Though Porsche recommends using N-spec tires, it’s not required - particularly if you don’t plan to drive on the Autobahn or use the tires at the track. For trivia buffs, OEM spec tires for Mercedes are stamped with “MO”, BMW a 5pointed star, and Ferrari with “K1”.

So what did I learn, or re-learn, during this trip? 10. The roughest, most beat-up, broken and pot-holed highways between here and British Columbia are right here in Hampton Roads. Get past Richmond and it’s smooth sailing. 9. A Cayman S is an excellent road trip car. Plenty of room to bring what you need, including fishing waders and a two-piece fly rod. Ride is sports-car firm, but plenty compliant (on a standard, non-PASM suspension and 18 inch wheels), seats are comfy, gets (Cleared for takeoff . . .) about 25 mpg, handling is sublime and the power more than adequate. The only downside is we had to pass on some roads we wanted to take because they weren’t paved. We drove some gravel roads but needed a Cayenne for some others.

Tires options are grouped into performance categories to make your decisions easier (sure......). Summer tires are grouped into Extreme, Max, Ultra-High, High and Grand Touring categories. Then to make it “easier” All-Season tires are grouped into similar Ultra-High, High, Performance, Grand-Touring, Standard and Passenger. So what’s the difference? Generally speaking, tires at the higher performance end of the spectrum will excel in dry performance conditions but the tradeoffs include ride comfort, wet performance and tread-life. Can’t get something for nothing.... The All-Season categories are designed the same way; you trade some dry and wet traction performance to gain some versatility to drive in light snow. Then there are dedicated winter tires designed for driving in lots of snow (look for a “snowflake” logo); they make a big difference in heavy winter conditions but we don’t need them around here.

Does size matter? You bet! You can look up your car’s recommended tire size in the owner’s manual or just read the side of the tire. Tires for our cars are measured in millimeters; the first number is the width of the tread section and second number is the aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is the sidewall height divided by the section width; so a “40” profile is only 40% taller than it is wide. (The lower the ratio, the lower the tire) The last number in the series is the wheel size diameter in inches. For example, a 2011 911 Carrera runs 235/40-18 tires on the front and 265/40-18 tires on the rear. If you move up in wheel size to, say, 19’s, the tires will likely get wider and lower to still fit the wheel well. A 2011 911 Turbo S wears 235/3519 in the front and 305/30-19’s in the rear. And they likely have a stiffer ride but handle better because of the wider footprint and shorter sidewall. In case you’re curious, the original equipment size tire for a 1973 911 is 185/70-15 - relatively small, skinny and tall.

You can get some insight into what type of tires you have by reading the sidewall. Look for the N-spec number to see if it’s been “Porsche Approved” and you can likely assume its a summer tire (at least I couldn’t find any other kind). You likely won’t see “M&S” (for “mud and snow”) on your Porsche but you might on your truck. It indicates a tread designed to shed, well, mud and snow. The UTQG, or Uniform Tire Quality Guide, grades the tire’s tread-wear, traction and temperature ratings. Lower numbers of tread-wear, say 140, are “stickier” to improve handling but won’t last as long as a tire with a rating of 400. For traction and temperature, “AA” is better than “A” which is better than “B”. (But it is really just a comparative guide just like the mileage rating on your car doesn’t mean you’ll really get 30 miles per gallon). For example, Pirelli P zero tires are “Max Performance” Summer tires rated at UTQG of “220 AA A”. While Pirelli P4 Four Seasons are “Standard Touring” All Season tires rated

A couple more tidbits..... Tires also have a speed rating included in the service description. A “V” spec tire is rated for up to 149 mph and a “z” spec tire is rated for speeds “above” 149 mph with no definition of how much faster. z-tires used to be “‘da bomb" and probably what most of us have on our cars, but today “Max Performance” Summer tires for modern Porsches can be “W” (168 mph) or “Y” (186 mph) rated tires. Remember that if you plan to drive that fast. Lastly, if you want to know when your tires were made you can check the last four digits of the DOT Compliance Code. The number is in “weeks and years”, so a tire branded with “4811” was built in the 48th week of 2011. Happy motoring!!!

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4. My new favorite highway is State Route 64 across the northern New Mexico mountains. It runs from Taos, across the Carson National Forest, to Farmington. We drove it on a Sunday for about 4 hours and didn’t see five other cars. It’s smooth, beautiful and not very straight. We actually did see a few cars in the couple of towns we went through; including Chama were we had the best hamburger of the trip in a roadside restaurant that was NOT even in the Road Food book. 3. The next best place to drive is from Boise to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The scenery changes from high desert, to peaked mountains, rivers and lakes, wheat fields and national forest, and friendly towns and people. We decided to spend a couple of weeks there the next time we drive west. 2. BC’s slogan is “Beautiful British Columbia” and it truly

(Where is everyone? Somewhere in Colorado. . .)

7. Radar detectors work. We didn’t need it to be “saved” - but provided great situational awareness just in case. By the way, the Virginia State Police CAN tell if you have one and it’s turned on. Ask me how I

know...... 6. Kansas and SE Colorado are big, very spread out and seem to have more cattle than people. We saw a feed lot that had to be a mile square with tens of thousands of heads of cattle. And we saw towns that had buildings but no cars or people in sight. 5. The “Road Trip Rules” continue to work. The rule states if you are more than 250 miles from home, you can’t eat at any place you’ve ever heard off. We broke the rule a couple of times in desperation, but were never disappointed when we didn’t. Buy a copy of “Road Food”; it identifies hundreds out-of-the-way places to eat all across the country. You don’t have to drive all the way

(5 year old car, 200 year old mission Church in Taos.)

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8. No need to spend lots of money on a fancy sound system. We never turned the radio on. Talking and listening to the flat-six was better.

at “760 A B”.

The best choice for you depends on how you drive your car and which traits are more important. Not willing to trade a comfortable ride to maximize your cornering? Keep your car in the garage, under a cover, at the first hint of rain - or is it your daily driver to include going on ski trips? Don’t want to buy new tires every 10,000 miles? Those choices will drive your decision. Though most FSR Porsches likely wear Summer tires, you may consider a performance All Season tire if you drive your car year round. Summer tires come with a warning that they are not to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or ice.

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Member Spotlight Questions for Dave McFaddin

car as a cadet or later in pilot training. Knowing a new 911 was out of my reach I considered a new 914 but they had just gone out of production so I ended up with a new ‘77 280 z. However, my roommate wanted a 911 no matter how old it had to be for him to afford it and he found ’69 911 Targa. He and I spent many weekends driving his Porsche and my z on mountain roads. While I didn’t have any complaints about my car I still wanted a Porsche someday based on my experience with his 911. (3) Coincident with my retirement from the Air Force I got my ’07 Boxster S. The joke between Karen and I is she knew three things about me when we got married: I flew jets, rode motorcycles and drove sports cars…upon retirement I was hanging up the jet, still had a motorcycle and now needed a Porsche!

An Interview with Dave McFaddin

Do you have a favorite Porsche? My favorite Porsche is my ’07 Boxster S. I really enjoy how well it handles/performs and I enjoy driving with the top down. Having said that, I am very impressed with the new Porsches (991 and 981) and I think the 993 is one of the best looking of all the 911s (maybe having a 993 Turbo would be nice) 

We recently asked First Settlers Region President Dave McFaddin his thoughts on a number of topics, all of which were related to his Porsche history, FSR membership and his time as President of FSR. Dave’s term(s) as President will soon be coming to an end and he is going out on a high note having lead First Settlers to the current PCA Region of the Year Award. Who else can say that? We hope you enjoy learning a little more about Dave and his thoughts on FSR.

What is your favorite Porsche memory? As you can tell by now, it is hard for me to limit myself to one answer. One favorite memory is taking a year off after retiring from the Air Force before going back to work and putting 25,000 miles on the Porsche visiting family and friends around the country with Karen. A strictly performance related memorable time was learning how well the brake/tire combo works in the rain during my first DE…very impressive!

Give First Settlers members a short history of Dave. My wife, Karen, and I stayed in Yorktown after retiring from the Air Force where my last assignment was at Langley Air Force Base. As an Air Force pilot I was fortunate to spend more than half my career flying and the remainder of my career was spent in staff jobs and schools. The decision to stay in this area was based upon Karen finally having a say in where we live after 14 Air Force moves. We chose to stay here because our two daughters sunk roots in Virginia. I now work for Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior operations analyst. I’ve always been a car/motorcycle/airplane type of guy, and being trained as an engineer, I appreciate well engineered great handling vehicles…hence the attraction to fast jets and Porsches!

What keeps you in PCA/FSR? The people. The difference between enjoying the Porsche by myself and enjoying the camaraderie of like minded Porsche enthusiasts is the people. Like they say, it isn’t just the cars…it’s the people! You have been a First Settlers Member since 2007. How have you seen the club change during this period? I joined PCA and First Settlers as soon as I got my Porsche because I wanted to experience the same camaraderie I had with fellow aviators and Harley riders. I found that camaraderie amongst the Porsche enthusiasts in First Settlers and was happy the club offered various activities including social events and fun runs, so Karen would participate with me, and track events where I could enjoy the car in a controlled environment. Since 2007 I’ve seen the number and types of events in First Settlers increase so more folks can find something of interest that fits their schedule. I think the key to growth in events, as well as growth in participation and membership, is the fact we have more and more members with good ideas who are willing to volunteer to bring them to fruition.

So let’s get right to the big deal….. You are President of the PCA Region of the Year. What does First Settlers winning this award mean to you? It is a great honor to be in First Settlers as we are recognized as Region of the Year. It is an additional honor to be associated with the great volunteers and leaders who make us the best region in PCA. My job as President is to make sure the board members, volunteers and all the members have what they need to get the job done and enjoy their experience in First Settlers. So, the fact I am President when we win the award just tells me I successfully help other volunteers with the support they need and then get out of their way and let them run. When and how did the Porsche bug bite you? This is a three part answer: (1) As a kid the first Porsche I ever saw in person was a Porsche Speedster driving beside our family car. I didn’t know what it was but it got my attention because it had the top down, had two seats, and sounded similar to my cousin’s VW Beetle. My dad told me all about it and said Porsches were some of the best sports cars in the world. After that, I started paying attention. (2) When I went to the Air Force Academy I saw more sports cars in the cadet parking lot than I’d ever seen before and some of them were Porsches. So, I thought it might be possible to own one someday. By the time I was a senior and could have a car I had my mind made up on a new car because I didn’t think I’d have time to work on a used HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

Lots of envious FSR members attended the Checkered Flag Boxster Rollout - Photo credit to Eugene Winston.

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more to the plate we need more volunteers and leaders to step up and help and/or take charge of new areas. The position of President requires quite an investment of time. What are you looking forward to doing when your term as President comes to an end? Very good question! On one hand, I might not feel compelled to be at every event we hold (which is turning into something almost every weekend…that is a good problem to have!) On the other hand, I’m sure I’ll still attend as many events as possible because they are fun…which is why we all participate in the first place! So, I guess the main difference will be time spent outside events when the planning, coordinating, etc. takes place with the board as well as time spent communicating with First Settlers members and others up the chain to zone 2 and PCA. Some of that time will free up. Maybe I can use the time to tinker with the Porsche 

What are some of the challenges and/or opportunities you see for FSR going forward? I see the opportunity for us to continue growth in our community support and the addition of even more types of events as we get members stepping forward with good ideas and members transferring in from regions with strong programs in areas where we currently don’t have anything in place. This relates to a challenge of not falling into the trap of saying what we do today is all we need to do in the future. The other challenge I see is changing how we do business, as needed, to account for growth of the number and types of events we provide to members as well as growth in membership. As we add

Any other thoughts you’d like to share with FSR members? As we come up on elections this fall for First Settlers leadership positions, and subsequent appointment of non-elected leadership positions, we need folks who are interested in helping make this #1 region even better. If you are interested in helping bring a one time event to fruition or interested in full time involvement with club leadership please talk to one of the current board members. While we have a winning team in place we need to make sure follow-on generations of leadership are learning the ropes and will be prepared when their turn comes around.

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(Awards - Continued from page 10)

The First Settlers Region “Goodie Store” is now open for business! 

The publication has strong support from a growing number of dedicated sponsors and is nearly self-funded. -- Through the combination of hard copy mailings for registration, mass e-mail, a Facebook group, photo galleries, electronic forums, and both a print and online newsletter, we are able to efficiently and interactively communicate with all of our members.

is. Not many highways up there and the scenery from every one is spectacular. Put “drive Highway 99 - the Sea To Sky - from Vancouver to Lillooet, BC” on your Bucket List right now. (One of our sons drives it everyday to get to work as a wilderness firefighter. The other son drives it routinely to get to his job on movie sets.) 1. The best thing to do with your Porsche is DRIVE IT! Anywhere is fine, but out west is best!

You can order shirts, blouses, jackets and caps in various styles and colors with our FSR logo on the front and with “Porsche” in block lettering on the back. 

We set, then exceeded each goal: supporting the PCA mission, improved communication, increased membership, more diverse activities and commitment to giving back to the community through charity.

Pam Michaels is the store coordinator and is working to get new items on the site periodically and we will also look to change out items on a seasonal

And the best part is that it was all fun! More pics from the Cross Country trip. . .

(Cross Country continued from page 3)

basis.

The trip was a blast! Here’s a bit more of a synopsis. We stuck to the plan of stretching the first two days on the interstate but made it farther than we’d planned. Just across the Ohio River into New Albany, IN the first night (nice brew pub in the center of this little town) and all the way Salina, KS the next night. We did take time to find a place in the Road Food book in Columbia MO called “Boogies”. The kitchen, near the front door, consisted of one small grill, but made great burgers - essentially the only thing on the menu. Packed on a Saturday but not sure why no one was playing pool on the 100 year old billiard tables.

We headed southwest for Taos NM the third day. Yes, Kansas is flat but get off the interstate and it becomes very interesting. Just an opinion, but I’d argue it is a better drive than I-95 in either direction from SE Virginia. Farms, cattle ranches, expansive horizons, empty roads and windmills sprouting up everywhere. Stopping in Dodge City, KS was the biggest disappointment of the trip. We expected old saloons, but instead found a fake restoration and a couple of blocks in “historic downtown” that included a nail salon and a Chinese restaurant.

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 We are fortunate to be one of the very first regions in PCA to have our region Goodie Store affiliated with the PCA store.  A couple of big benefits we get though this affiliation is getting the savings associated with large volume and also the fact the vendor is licensed to use the “Porsche” logot on the clothing. 

We experienced 109 degree heat and a scary thunderstorm, including hail and torrential rain that literally flooded the desert. We pulled off the road to watch the dry arroyos become torrents and the dry land become a lake. Then a few miles later it’s all gone...

(Another Road Trip Rules Winner!)

Taos, NM is a great place to buy real American Indian artwork - and we did - but it’s not the high-end resort we remembered. The motel we stayed in was classic Americana and quite nice. One disappointment was that the Taos Pueblo, continually inhabited for over 1000 years and hasn’t changed much since then, was closed to the public for a funeral on the only day we could visit.

Thanks to Pam for setting this up and we hope you enjoy the quality FSR clothing!

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(Spectacular scenery at Arches National Park) (Continued on page 6)

Another benefit is the return of 10% of all sales from the First Settlers Goodie Store are returned to us and be used to support our events.

(Highway 64 in New Mexico)

(“Pavement? We don’t need no stinking pavement.”)

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(Cross Country continued from page 5)

Durango, CO is classic the mountain town we remember but it’s grown up in the past 30 years. Stay in downtown, ride the train to Silverton (we still (More happy Porsche Parade Fun Run Customers) haven’t - but next time.....), and sample the multitude of micro-brews. We’re coming back..... The drive up through Utah looks like a John Wayne movie. Several route options but we picked the one through Moab (4WD and mountain bike nirvana) and Arches National Park. More weather surprises when a strong cross wind picked up, enough to overturn a trailer being towed by a pick-up, and started blowing tumbleweeds across the highway. We dodged several of them but couldn’t avoid the biggest one and it smacked us hard. It was big enough to put a chip in the paint high up on the hood. Nothing Dr Color Chip can’t fix but maybe I’ll keep it for the memories.

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Then a couple of days in Salt Lake City for the Porsche Parade. It was fun, we made some new friends and went on one fun run up into the mountains - but it wasn’t the highlight of the trip. It would have been better if we could have attended the Welcome Party and Concours. Thanks to Andrew Chisholm for collecting our Region of the Year, Public Service and Website awards. Andrew is a two time past president of First Settlers, has been to Parade 32 times, and was the perfect choice to accept our award. Parade would be great fun if more First Settlers members made the trip - so plan now for Traverse City, Michigan in 2013. It’s only about 1000 miles and 16 hours from here. Piece of cake!!!!

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I could ramble on but the rest of the trip was more of the same. A great car, awesome roads, spectacular scenery, small cafes, roadside picnics, sampling local beers and (Porsche Parade Fun run to Mirror Lake, Utah) wine, an adventure around every corner and, of course, great company. Josie and I have been on plenty of vacations to include exotic locations like the south of France, Hong Kong and Thailand but we’d rather spend time touring North America by car. Can’t wait to go again!!

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One last story....... Josie was behind the wheel, driving on Highway 97, a winding two-lane up the east side of Coeur d’Alene Lake, reciting her homework - “set up, brake, turn-in, apex, gas, track-out. Be smooth, look ahead.....” when another thunderstorm rolled over us. The wind was howling, branches flying off the trees and we looked anxiously for some roadside shelter. Then I spotted the “Carlin Bay Bar & Grill” and shouted “Pull in there!”. There was an open parking spot right by the front door of this tiny place and we ducked in for cover. Inside the place was much bigger and full of drunk young people also taking shelter from the rain. Turns out they all arrived in their power boats, including a beautiful Donzi cigarette boat, parked in the marina out back. It was clear they had been in this local pub for quite some time. We had a great time talking to a trio of brothers about wheat farming in Washington, a friendly bikini clad woman about the bachelorette party she was hosting, and telling them all about our little road trip. They were all impressed! HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

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(Awards - Continued from page 9)

Virginia Beach. - Our second annual “Turkeys-inthe-Trunk” charity event in support of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia's Mayflower Marathon Thanksgiving food drive was another breakthrough success. Through the generosity of members who attended and contributed to the effort, First Settlers collectively donated over 3,100 pounds of food. The money and food donated by our members was turned into over 15,000 meals for those in need at Thanksgiving. -- The day began at the Checkered Flag Porsche dealership, where over 70 First (Supporting the FoodBank at Turkey-in-the-Trunk) Settlers members gathered, had their donations weighed and enjoyed lunch, courtesy of the dealership. A Porsche varsity jacket donated by the dealership went to Davy Jones, a local member for bringing an amazing 21 frozen turkeys, all stuffed in the front and back of his Cayman S. The 40 car caravan of Porsches driving from Checkered Flag to the food drive location at Pembroke Mall was quite a sight. We were welcomed with cheers as we lined up to unload our trunks.

estimated 25 members from the First Settlers Region help defray the cost and were part of the 70 PCA members that supported the annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) sponsored by our friends in the Shenandoah Region. -- The Zone 2 PCA Club Race at VIR was another popular multi-region event with strong support from First Settlers members. This very popular event on the Club Race calendar began several years ago as a First Settlers sponsored event. Though now run by zone 2, First Settlers Region continues to provide volunteers and key staff members that are required to make the administrative aspects of the Club Race happen. The event Registrar and registration staff, along with the Club Race Medical Chair for 2010 were all from the First Settlers Region. The Registrar was recognized with a personal award for his outstanding execution of this complex volunteer job.

SPOTLIGHT

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Ken Thomas - Membership Chairperson

Welcome to our new members and the transfers in to First Settlers Region. We hope you enjoy the people, Porsches and events.

NAME

SPOTLIGHT

PORSCHE June 2012

John Berkeyheiser

Member in the Spotlight

1986 Carerra

Paul Crump Keith Fleckner

2004 911 4S

Dallas Quick

1995 968

William Sharp (TI)

2000 Boxter

John Jones (TI)

2009 911 July 2012

Michaelson Buchanan Name: Laura Morgan

-- Our Region President, Dave McFaddin, represented First Settlers Region well at Parade and brought home the 2010 First Runner-Up Region of the Year Trophy. Andrew Chisholm, a very long time PCA member and Past President of First Settlers, also brought home with a third place trophy from the Parade Tech Quiz. Pam and George Michaels placed Second in Class in the concours with their 1991 928GT and 6th of 64 in the TSD Rally Unequipped Class. Ed Merry also entered his Cayman R in the Concours and scored well. Our region was also highlighted at the annual event with the award of the Best Newsletter: “Horizontally Opposed” is our bi-monthly, hard-copy, Website Award for 2010; an unprecedented two years in a row! glossy, 16-page newsletter. It includes ‘standard‘ newsletter features such as the Calendar of Events, President’s Message, Treasurer reports, -- We maintain a very close relationship with our immediate neighbors Committee updates and officer contact information. However, it’s unique to the west - the Shenandoah Region. Many of our members hold dual flavor comes from the personal articles, with accompanying photos, membership with Shenandoah and we routinely have a ‘mixing of written by individual members about their Porsche experiences. Some members’ at various events to include our monthly breakfasts. An of the articles even come from PCA members from other Regions.

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-- The First Settlers Region’s greatest contribution to multi-region participation came from sponsoring two major Driver’s Education events again in 2011. Although not large enough to fill a major DE with our own membership, First Settlers continues to take a substantial financial risk by sponsoring multiple track events that support PCA Regions all throughout the mid-Atlantic.

-- Community involvement was recognized by the large throng of local volunteers supporting the drive who unloaded all of the food from the Porsches. More recognition came directly when the premier disc-jockey for local classic rock radio station met our Charity Committee Chairperson during the food drop and recognized the First Settlers Region with a live, on-air announcement of PCA’s involvement. The radio station also broadcast an on-air interview with Region President. However, the most important non-region involvement came when our new President and our Charity Committee Chairperson met the Executive Director and Vice-President of the Food Bank and Newsletter and Website Effectiveness. The First Settlers handed them a check for $3408 in donations in addition to more Region was awarded the 2010 Best Website at Parade for the second than 3100 pounds of food. consectutive year. It is truly a first-class source of information and collaboration for our members. Combined with our equally effective newsletter, “Horizontally Opposed”, these communication tools are Multi-Region Participation. The First Settlers Region had keys to our success. members participating in various multi-regional events in 2011 to include Parade and the Shenandoah Region’s Richmond Porsche -- The award winning website was redesigned and continually updated Meet. Every major First Settlers Region event is coordinated with the with new features that include: other Regions in zone 2 through our Activities Officer with open invitations to every event.

NEW PCA/FSR MEMBERS

MEMBER

2008 987

Mark Davenport

2008 Boxter S

David Hull

2013 Boxter S

Where do you live?   Virginia Beach, VA

Jeffrey LeMoine

2000 Boxter S

What do you do for a living?  I’m a U.S. Navy flight surgeon.  Contrary to popular belief, I don’t perform surgery in the sky.

Thomas Perry

2001 Boxter S

Andrew Thurmond

2001 Boxter S

Tell us about your family.  I’m a native Texan, but grew up exposed to Italian and Korean cultures. 

Ian Woie

2001 Boxter S (TI) = Transfer

What other hobbies do you have besides driving your Porsche?  I’m an avid tennis fan and player.  I also enjoy travelling, collecting watches, and cooking. PCA Member since? Jan 2012 First Settlers Member since? Jan 2012 What kind of Porsche(s) do you drive? 2007 Cayman What other Porsches have you owned in the past? None. What is your first Porsche memory?  What young girl didn’t dream of Jake Ryan from “Sixteen Candles” pulling up in his red Porsche 944? What is your favorite personal car-related story? I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but it’s memorable.  When I moved from San Diego to Florida, my brother and I stopped in Texas to visit our family for a few days.  I had to proceed early with my SUV since it held more of my personal belongings and let my brother drive the Porsche from Texas to Florida. While he made the trip, I logged onto Facebook to see a posted picture of my steering wheel emblem in the foreground, with a background speedometer reading of 97 mph in the background.  Needless to say, I commented on the photo… Do you have a favorite Porsche?  Porsche 997 Turbo and 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster Describe your perfect Porsche day.  No potholes, clear skies, great tunes, and in no rush to be anywhere. What is on your car-related bucket list?  Tour Jerry Seinfeld’s collection. Attend Porsche Parade.  Experience firsthand what the German Autobahn is all about. What keeps you in PCA?  All the great people I have met and the hope that one day I’ll win the breakfast raffle. HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

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2012 Region of the Year...... We Won!! What a great year!!! Everyone should have heard via email blast that the First Settlers Region was awarded the coveted Ferry Porsche Trophy and recognized as the Region of the Year for 2012. You also heard that we also took second in the Website competition and third in the Public Service Award competition. Andrew Chisholm also won the Tech Quiz for the early car category (again....) and the Celebrity Judge Award at the Concours for the 912 he was showing. If you’ve been coming to any of the events, you also know how much fun it has been throughout the year (and if you haven’t been coming you’ve been missing out!). There is something for everyone from driver’s education events at the track, car shows, gimmick rallys, casual fun drives, lots of eating and drinking opportunities, tech sessions to learn more about your car, charity events to give back to the community, and plenty of opportunities to gather and talk about cars! The Porsche Club of America is the largest car club in the world with over 100,000 members, organized into 13 zones, comprised of 139 different regions spread across the U.S. and Canada. Even though First Settlers is a mid-sized region, based upon our number of members, we compete against all the bigger regions in this competition. The judging includes the general level and variety of activities, membership growth and retention, community activity, participation in multi-region events, and effectiveness of communication via the website, email and newsletter. Our success can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of the Board and Committee members; however, it’s not a party unless everyone shows up! Another key factor in the winning criteria is the number of individual members who volunteer to organize, run, or help to execute events and the number of members who just show up to enjoy being part of PCA. Winning the Region of the Year is an “All Hands” effort! Thanks for the support! Here is a recap of our winning year summarized in our award submission. First Settlers is firing on all six cylinders and we’re on a roll! Our combination of activities, membership growth, community and charitable activities, execution of multi-region activities, member outreach through networking, electronic and print media, and support of PCA’s goals has been outstanding and worthy of the recognition that comes with the Ferry Porsche Trophy.

-- The secret to success is in our people. Our Membership Chair was enthusiastic, energetic and very well organized. However, it was the outreach from every member, at every level that drove our growth. Old members would always meet and greet new faces at the monthly breakfasts. If a prospective new member indicated interest in track events, he or she was pointed to a track junkie who took them under their wing. Many new members learned about PCA and First Settlers through a brochure placed on their windshield.

Level of Activity. The activities in the First Settlers Region can be best described in two words - busy and balanced. We had events every month with something for everyone from social events for the family, charity and outreach events, track sessions, to events coordinated with other regions and clubs.

Ideas for new events are solicited at every gathering, via on-line communications on our web forum and via a Member’s Activity Survey. One indication of the strength of the First Settlers Region is the fact that nearly every event - fun run, rally, fund raiser or lunch - was organized by someone different. This involvement by a diverse number of members has resulted in some very unique events. First Settlers is very open to multi-regional participation. We maintain a close relationship with other regions in zone 2 - in particular with Shenandoah to our west. We share joint members and support their Richmond Porsche Meet and they reciprocate with a strong attendance at our DEs and Central region breakfasts.

-- Specifics of the membership process included personalized contact from the Membership Chair to new members and those coming up for renewal. Each new member was contacted via email when their names appeared on the PCA website, followed up by a personal letter upon receipt of the PCA monthly report. Members were also contacted via email as a reminder of when their membership was due to expire at the end of the month. A second follow-up email is sent around the third week of the month and a final notice if the member didn’t renew by the end of the month. This communication was done via letter if the email address was not available. We brought in 98 new members throughout the year! -- The status of First Settlers membership growth and the value of PCA membership was a continual theme in each “Horizontally Opposed” newsletter. The Membership Committee used all of our media options to stay in touch with members and highlight the advantages of membership. The web-forums allowed us to share information on local Porsche repair shops, track down previous members, locate formerlyowned Porsches and provide advice on buying new ones.

Membership Growth. First Settlers Region continued our trend Community Activity. Charity is

of steady membership growth from 2010 into 2011. We grew from 578 primary members in January 2011 to 595 in December; an increase of 2.9%. The enthusiasm in the club is contagious! Most events include new faces that receive warm welcomes from the old timers. It’s routine to see several generations of the Porsche family come together for social gatherings. The ranges of ages at a recent social event ran from three months to well over an “experienced” 70 years! A positive part of our environment includes wealthy business owers with modern GT-3’s sharing Porsche experiences with college students driving their more humble 944’s. It’s all about the First Setters Region people!

a major focus of our Region’s efforts with the number of planned events and member participation growing each year. We continued to sponsor four charities: the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, The Special Olympics, The Boys’ Home of Covington and the Virginia Beach SPCA. In addition to various fund raisers, we sponsored the boys from the Boys’ Home and gave them rides in the Porsches during the DE parade laps. Sponsor support from over 35 individuals and businesses was needed to make our monthly breakfast raffles and auctions an important part of our overall charity

fundraising efforts.

-- The spring charity event was a weekend trip to the Homestead Resort in the mountains of Virginia. Highlights included a fun run to the Boys Home of Covington Virginia, where our members were treated to a guided tour of the (Future Porsche owner at the Boys Home) school and a luncheon with many of the boys. Seeing the smiles of many ‘future Porsche owners’ from the Boys Home sitting in our cars made this hands-on event special for everyone. The Silent Auction on Saturday evening at the Homestead included some very spirited bidding and raised $5400 in cash. This very popular event brought 34 members to include some cars from our neighbors in the Shenandoah Region. -- The second annual Air and Auto Classic concours and fund raiser was a smashing success. This complex event was coordinated by a dedicated core of about 10 Region members but participants included (Wings and Wheels at the Air and Auto Classic) well over 70 local members. Our direct involvement on the Board of the Car Club Council of Hampton Roads gave us access to the other local gearheads and allowed us to spread the word about the local Porsche Club’s community support. Advertising for this PCA-sponsored event was via flyers, the local newspaper and on the local TV news. American muscle era marques, a few Ferrari’s, Lamborghinis, lots of Porsches and a great mix of other makes and models adorned the show parking. 100 vehicles were registered and judged. 24 trophies were awarded to import and domestic vehicles in antique, vintage and late model categories. Over 500 spectators crowded the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach to enjoy the cars, helicopter rides, live music, food, beer and wine and to generously support the charity raffles. The event was supported by the local Boy Scout Troop and was so successful due to the generosity of our show sponsors, including our presenting sponsor, Checkered Flag Porsche of

(Public Service Award - 3rd Place!)

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2012 Region of the Year...... We Won!! What a great year!!! Everyone should have heard via email blast that the First Settlers Region was awarded the coveted Ferry Porsche Trophy and recognized as the Region of the Year for 2012. You also heard that we also took second in the Website competition and third in the Public Service Award competition. Andrew Chisholm also won the Tech Quiz for the early car category (again....) and the Celebrity Judge Award at the Concours for the 912 he was showing. If you’ve been coming to any of the events, you also know how much fun it has been throughout the year (and if you haven’t been coming you’ve been missing out!). There is something for everyone from driver’s education events at the track, car shows, gimmick rallys, casual fun drives, lots of eating and drinking opportunities, tech sessions to learn more about your car, charity events to give back to the community, and plenty of opportunities to gather and talk about cars! The Porsche Club of America is the largest car club in the world with over 100,000 members, organized into 13 zones, comprised of 139 different regions spread across the U.S. and Canada. Even though First Settlers is a mid-sized region, based upon our number of members, we compete against all the bigger regions in this competition. The judging includes the general level and variety of activities, membership growth and retention, community activity, participation in multi-region events, and effectiveness of communication via the website, email and newsletter. Our success can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of the Board and Committee members; however, it’s not a party unless everyone shows up! Another key factor in the winning criteria is the number of individual members who volunteer to organize, run, or help to execute events and the number of members who just show up to enjoy being part of PCA. Winning the Region of the Year is an “All Hands” effort! Thanks for the support! Here is a recap of our winning year summarized in our award submission. First Settlers is firing on all six cylinders and we’re on a roll! Our combination of activities, membership growth, community and charitable activities, execution of multi-region activities, member outreach through networking, electronic and print media, and support of PCA’s goals has been outstanding and worthy of the recognition that comes with the Ferry Porsche Trophy.

-- The secret to success is in our people. Our Membership Chair was enthusiastic, energetic and very well organized. However, it was the outreach from every member, at every level that drove our growth. Old members would always meet and greet new faces at the monthly breakfasts. If a prospective new member indicated interest in track events, he or she was pointed to a track junkie who took them under their wing. Many new members learned about PCA and First Settlers through a brochure placed on their windshield.

Level of Activity. The activities in the First Settlers Region can be best described in two words - busy and balanced. We had events every month with something for everyone from social events for the family, charity and outreach events, track sessions, to events coordinated with other regions and clubs.

Ideas for new events are solicited at every gathering, via on-line communications on our web forum and via a Member’s Activity Survey. One indication of the strength of the First Settlers Region is the fact that nearly every event - fun run, rally, fund raiser or lunch - was organized by someone different. This involvement by a diverse number of members has resulted in some very unique events. First Settlers is very open to multi-regional participation. We maintain a close relationship with other regions in zone 2 - in particular with Shenandoah to our west. We share joint members and support their Richmond Porsche Meet and they reciprocate with a strong attendance at our DEs and Central region breakfasts.

-- Specifics of the membership process included personalized contact from the Membership Chair to new members and those coming up for renewal. Each new member was contacted via email when their names appeared on the PCA website, followed up by a personal letter upon receipt of the PCA monthly report. Members were also contacted via email as a reminder of when their membership was due to expire at the end of the month. A second follow-up email is sent around the third week of the month and a final notice if the member didn’t renew by the end of the month. This communication was done via letter if the email address was not available. We brought in 98 new members throughout the year! -- The status of First Settlers membership growth and the value of PCA membership was a continual theme in each “Horizontally Opposed” newsletter. The Membership Committee used all of our media options to stay in touch with members and highlight the advantages of membership. The web-forums allowed us to share information on local Porsche repair shops, track down previous members, locate formerlyowned Porsches and provide advice on buying new ones.

Membership Growth. First Settlers Region continued our trend Community Activity. Charity is

of steady membership growth from 2010 into 2011. We grew from 578 primary members in January 2011 to 595 in December; an increase of 2.9%. The enthusiasm in the club is contagious! Most events include new faces that receive warm welcomes from the old timers. It’s routine to see several generations of the Porsche family come together for social gatherings. The ranges of ages at a recent social event ran from three months to well over an “experienced” 70 years! A positive part of our environment includes wealthy business owers with modern GT-3’s sharing Porsche experiences with college students driving their more humble 944’s. It’s all about the First Setters Region people!

a major focus of our Region’s efforts with the number of planned events and member participation growing each year. We continued to sponsor four charities: the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, The Special Olympics, The Boys’ Home of Covington and the Virginia Beach SPCA. In addition to various fund raisers, we sponsored the boys from the Boys’ Home and gave them rides in the Porsches during the DE parade laps. Sponsor support from over 35 individuals and businesses was needed to make our monthly breakfast raffles and auctions an important part of our overall charity

fundraising efforts.

-- The spring charity event was a weekend trip to the Homestead Resort in the mountains of Virginia. Highlights included a fun run to the Boys Home of Covington Virginia, where our members were treated to a guided tour of the (Future Porsche owner at the Boys Home) school and a luncheon with many of the boys. Seeing the smiles of many ‘future Porsche owners’ from the Boys Home sitting in our cars made this hands-on event special for everyone. The Silent Auction on Saturday evening at the Homestead included some very spirited bidding and raised $5400 in cash. This very popular event brought 34 members to include some cars from our neighbors in the Shenandoah Region. -- The second annual Air and Auto Classic concours and fund raiser was a smashing success. This complex event was coordinated by a dedicated core of about 10 Region members but participants included (Wings and Wheels at the Air and Auto Classic) well over 70 local members. Our direct involvement on the Board of the Car Club Council of Hampton Roads gave us access to the other local gearheads and allowed us to spread the word about the local Porsche Club’s community support. Advertising for this PCA-sponsored event was via flyers, the local newspaper and on the local TV news. American muscle era marques, a few Ferrari’s, Lamborghinis, lots of Porsches and a great mix of other makes and models adorned the show parking. 100 vehicles were registered and judged. 24 trophies were awarded to import and domestic vehicles in antique, vintage and late model categories. Over 500 spectators crowded the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach to enjoy the cars, helicopter rides, live music, food, beer and wine and to generously support the charity raffles. The event was supported by the local Boy Scout Troop and was so successful due to the generosity of our show sponsors, including our presenting sponsor, Checkered Flag Porsche of

(Public Service Award - 3rd Place!)

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Virginia Beach. - Our second annual “Turkeys-inthe-Trunk” charity event in support of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia's Mayflower Marathon Thanksgiving food drive was another breakthrough success. Through the generosity of members who attended and contributed to the effort, First Settlers collectively donated over 3,100 pounds of food. The money and food donated by our members was turned into over 15,000 meals for those in need at Thanksgiving. -- The day began at the Checkered Flag Porsche dealership, where over 70 First (Supporting the FoodBank at Turkey-in-the-Trunk) Settlers members gathered, had their donations weighed and enjoyed lunch, courtesy of the dealership. A Porsche varsity jacket donated by the dealership went to Davy Jones, a local member for bringing an amazing 21 frozen turkeys, all stuffed in the front and back of his Cayman S. The 40 car caravan of Porsches driving from Checkered Flag to the food drive location at Pembroke Mall was quite a sight. We were welcomed with cheers as we lined up to unload our trunks.

estimated 25 members from the First Settlers Region help defray the cost and were part of the 70 PCA members that supported the annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) sponsored by our friends in the Shenandoah Region. -- The Zone 2 PCA Club Race at VIR was another popular multi-region event with strong support from First Settlers members. This very popular event on the Club Race calendar began several years ago as a First Settlers sponsored event. Though now run by zone 2, First Settlers Region continues to provide volunteers and key staff members that are required to make the administrative aspects of the Club Race happen. The event Registrar and registration staff, along with the Club Race Medical Chair for 2010 were all from the First Settlers Region. The Registrar was recognized with a personal award for his outstanding execution of this complex volunteer job.

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Ken Thomas - Membership Chairperson

Welcome to our new members and the transfers in to First Settlers Region. We hope you enjoy the people, Porsches and events.

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John Berkeyheiser

Member in the Spotlight

1986 Carerra

Paul Crump Keith Fleckner

2004 911 4S

Dallas Quick

1995 968

William Sharp (TI)

2000 Boxter

John Jones (TI)

2009 911 July 2012

Michaelson Buchanan Name: Laura Morgan

-- Our Region President, Dave McFaddin, represented First Settlers Region well at Parade and brought home the 2010 First Runner-Up Region of the Year Trophy. Andrew Chisholm, a very long time PCA member and Past President of First Settlers, also brought home with a third place trophy from the Parade Tech Quiz. Pam and George Michaels placed Second in Class in the concours with their 1991 928GT and 6th of 64 in the TSD Rally Unequipped Class. Ed Merry also entered his Cayman R in the Concours and scored well. Our region was also highlighted at the annual event with the award of the Best Newsletter: “Horizontally Opposed” is our bi-monthly, hard-copy, Website Award for 2010; an unprecedented two years in a row! glossy, 16-page newsletter. It includes ‘standard‘ newsletter features such as the Calendar of Events, President’s Message, Treasurer reports, -- We maintain a very close relationship with our immediate neighbors Committee updates and officer contact information. However, it’s unique to the west - the Shenandoah Region. Many of our members hold dual flavor comes from the personal articles, with accompanying photos, membership with Shenandoah and we routinely have a ‘mixing of written by individual members about their Porsche experiences. Some members’ at various events to include our monthly breakfasts. An of the articles even come from PCA members from other Regions.

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-- The First Settlers Region’s greatest contribution to multi-region participation came from sponsoring two major Driver’s Education events again in 2011. Although not large enough to fill a major DE with our own membership, First Settlers continues to take a substantial financial risk by sponsoring multiple track events that support PCA Regions all throughout the mid-Atlantic.

-- Community involvement was recognized by the large throng of local volunteers supporting the drive who unloaded all of the food from the Porsches. More recognition came directly when the premier disc-jockey for local classic rock radio station met our Charity Committee Chairperson during the food drop and recognized the First Settlers Region with a live, on-air announcement of PCA’s involvement. The radio station also broadcast an on-air interview with Region President. However, the most important non-region involvement came when our new President and our Charity Committee Chairperson met the Executive Director and Vice-President of the Food Bank and Newsletter and Website Effectiveness. The First Settlers handed them a check for $3408 in donations in addition to more Region was awarded the 2010 Best Website at Parade for the second than 3100 pounds of food. consectutive year. It is truly a first-class source of information and collaboration for our members. Combined with our equally effective newsletter, “Horizontally Opposed”, these communication tools are Multi-Region Participation. The First Settlers Region had keys to our success. members participating in various multi-regional events in 2011 to include Parade and the Shenandoah Region’s Richmond Porsche -- The award winning website was redesigned and continually updated Meet. Every major First Settlers Region event is coordinated with the with new features that include: other Regions in zone 2 through our Activities Officer with open invitations to every event.

NEW PCA/FSR MEMBERS

MEMBER

2008 987

Mark Davenport

2008 Boxter S

David Hull

2013 Boxter S

Where do you live?   Virginia Beach, VA

Jeffrey LeMoine

2000 Boxter S

What do you do for a living?  I’m a U.S. Navy flight surgeon.  Contrary to popular belief, I don’t perform surgery in the sky.

Thomas Perry

2001 Boxter S

Andrew Thurmond

2001 Boxter S

Tell us about your family.  I’m a native Texan, but grew up exposed to Italian and Korean cultures. 

Ian Woie

2001 Boxter S (TI) = Transfer

What other hobbies do you have besides driving your Porsche?  I’m an avid tennis fan and player.  I also enjoy travelling, collecting watches, and cooking. PCA Member since? Jan 2012 First Settlers Member since? Jan 2012 What kind of Porsche(s) do you drive? 2007 Cayman What other Porsches have you owned in the past? None. What is your first Porsche memory?  What young girl didn’t dream of Jake Ryan from “Sixteen Candles” pulling up in his red Porsche 944? What is your favorite personal car-related story? I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but it’s memorable.  When I moved from San Diego to Florida, my brother and I stopped in Texas to visit our family for a few days.  I had to proceed early with my SUV since it held more of my personal belongings and let my brother drive the Porsche from Texas to Florida. While he made the trip, I logged onto Facebook to see a posted picture of my steering wheel emblem in the foreground, with a background speedometer reading of 97 mph in the background.  Needless to say, I commented on the photo… Do you have a favorite Porsche?  Porsche 997 Turbo and 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster Describe your perfect Porsche day.  No potholes, clear skies, great tunes, and in no rush to be anywhere. What is on your car-related bucket list?  Tour Jerry Seinfeld’s collection. Attend Porsche Parade.  Experience firsthand what the German Autobahn is all about. What keeps you in PCA?  All the great people I have met and the hope that one day I’ll win the breakfast raffle. HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

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(Cross Country continued from page 5)

Durango, CO is classic the mountain town we remember but it’s grown up in the past 30 years. Stay in downtown, ride the train to Silverton (we still (More happy Porsche Parade Fun Run Customers) haven’t - but next time.....), and sample the multitude of micro-brews. We’re coming back..... The drive up through Utah looks like a John Wayne movie. Several route options but we picked the one through Moab (4WD and mountain bike nirvana) and Arches National Park. More weather surprises when a strong cross wind picked up, enough to overturn a trailer being towed by a pick-up, and started blowing tumbleweeds across the highway. We dodged several of them but couldn’t avoid the biggest one and it smacked us hard. It was big enough to put a chip in the paint high up on the hood. Nothing Dr Color Chip can’t fix but maybe I’ll keep it for the memories.

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Then a couple of days in Salt Lake City for the Porsche Parade. It was fun, we made some new friends and went on one fun run up into the mountains - but it wasn’t the highlight of the trip. It would have been better if we could have attended the Welcome Party and Concours. Thanks to Andrew Chisholm for collecting our Region of the Year, Public Service and Website awards. Andrew is a two time past president of First Settlers, has been to Parade 32 times, and was the perfect choice to accept our award. Parade would be great fun if more First Settlers members made the trip - so plan now for Traverse City, Michigan in 2013. It’s only about 1000 miles and 16 hours from here. Piece of cake!!!!

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I could ramble on but the rest of the trip was more of the same. A great car, awesome roads, spectacular scenery, small cafes, roadside picnics, sampling local beers and (Porsche Parade Fun run to Mirror Lake, Utah) wine, an adventure around every corner and, of course, great company. Josie and I have been on plenty of vacations to include exotic locations like the south of France, Hong Kong and Thailand but we’d rather spend time touring North America by car. Can’t wait to go again!!

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(Awards - Continued from page 10)

The First Settlers Region “Goodie Store” is now open for business! 

The publication has strong support from a growing number of dedicated sponsors and is nearly self-funded. -- Through the combination of hard copy mailings for registration, mass e-mail, a Facebook group, photo galleries, electronic forums, and both a print and online newsletter, we are able to efficiently and interactively communicate with all of our members.

is. Not many highways up there and the scenery from every one is spectacular. Put “drive Highway 99 - the Sea To Sky - from Vancouver to Lillooet, BC” on your Bucket List right now. (One of our sons drives it everyday to get to work as a wilderness firefighter. The other son drives it routinely to get to his job on movie sets.) 1. The best thing to do with your Porsche is DRIVE IT! Anywhere is fine, but out west is best!

You can order shirts, blouses, jackets and caps in various styles and colors with our FSR logo on the front and with “Porsche” in block lettering on the back. 

We set, then exceeded each goal: supporting the PCA mission, improved communication, increased membership, more diverse activities and commitment to giving back to the community through charity.

Pam Michaels is the store coordinator and is working to get new items on the site periodically and we will also look to change out items on a seasonal

And the best part is that it was all fun! More pics from the Cross Country trip. . .

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basis.

The trip was a blast! Here’s a bit more of a synopsis. We stuck to the plan of stretching the first two days on the interstate but made it farther than we’d planned. Just across the Ohio River into New Albany, IN the first night (nice brew pub in the center of this little town) and all the way Salina, KS the next night. We did take time to find a place in the Road Food book in Columbia MO called “Boogies”. The kitchen, near the front door, consisted of one small grill, but made great burgers - essentially the only thing on the menu. Packed on a Saturday but not sure why no one was playing pool on the 100 year old billiard tables.

We headed southwest for Taos NM the third day. Yes, Kansas is flat but get off the interstate and it becomes very interesting. Just an opinion, but I’d argue it is a better drive than I-95 in either direction from SE Virginia. Farms, cattle ranches, expansive horizons, empty roads and windmills sprouting up everywhere. Stopping in Dodge City, KS was the biggest disappointment of the trip. We expected old saloons, but instead found a fake restoration and a couple of blocks in “historic downtown” that included a nail salon and a Chinese restaurant.

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 We are fortunate to be one of the very first regions in PCA to have our region Goodie Store affiliated with the PCA store.  A couple of big benefits we get though this affiliation is getting the savings associated with large volume and also the fact the vendor is licensed to use the “Porsche” logot on the clothing. 

We experienced 109 degree heat and a scary thunderstorm, including hail and torrential rain that literally flooded the desert. We pulled off the road to watch the dry arroyos become torrents and the dry land become a lake. Then a few miles later it’s all gone...

(Another Road Trip Rules Winner!)

Taos, NM is a great place to buy real American Indian artwork - and we did - but it’s not the high-end resort we remembered. The motel we stayed in was classic Americana and quite nice. One disappointment was that the Taos Pueblo, continually inhabited for over 1000 years and hasn’t changed much since then, was closed to the public for a funeral on the only day we could visit.

Thanks to Pam for setting this up and we hope you enjoy the quality FSR clothing!

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(Spectacular scenery at Arches National Park) (Continued on page 6)

Another benefit is the return of 10% of all sales from the First Settlers Goodie Store are returned to us and be used to support our events.

(Highway 64 in New Mexico)

(“Pavement? We don’t need no stinking pavement.”)

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Member Spotlight Questions for Dave McFaddin

car as a cadet or later in pilot training. Knowing a new 911 was out of my reach I considered a new 914 but they had just gone out of production so I ended up with a new ‘77 280 z. However, my roommate wanted a 911 no matter how old it had to be for him to afford it and he found ’69 911 Targa. He and I spent many weekends driving his Porsche and my z on mountain roads. While I didn’t have any complaints about my car I still wanted a Porsche someday based on my experience with his 911. (3) Coincident with my retirement from the Air Force I got my ’07 Boxster S. The joke between Karen and I is she knew three things about me when we got married: I flew jets, rode motorcycles and drove sports cars…upon retirement I was hanging up the jet, still had a motorcycle and now needed a Porsche!

An Interview with Dave McFaddin

Do you have a favorite Porsche? My favorite Porsche is my ’07 Boxster S. I really enjoy how well it handles/performs and I enjoy driving with the top down. Having said that, I am very impressed with the new Porsches (991 and 981) and I think the 993 is one of the best looking of all the 911s (maybe having a 993 Turbo would be nice) 

We recently asked First Settlers Region President Dave McFaddin his thoughts on a number of topics, all of which were related to his Porsche history, FSR membership and his time as President of FSR. Dave’s term(s) as President will soon be coming to an end and he is going out on a high note having lead First Settlers to the current PCA Region of the Year Award. Who else can say that? We hope you enjoy learning a little more about Dave and his thoughts on FSR.

What is your favorite Porsche memory? As you can tell by now, it is hard for me to limit myself to one answer. One favorite memory is taking a year off after retiring from the Air Force before going back to work and putting 25,000 miles on the Porsche visiting family and friends around the country with Karen. A strictly performance related memorable time was learning how well the brake/tire combo works in the rain during my first DE…very impressive!

Give First Settlers members a short history of Dave. My wife, Karen, and I stayed in Yorktown after retiring from the Air Force where my last assignment was at Langley Air Force Base. As an Air Force pilot I was fortunate to spend more than half my career flying and the remainder of my career was spent in staff jobs and schools. The decision to stay in this area was based upon Karen finally having a say in where we live after 14 Air Force moves. We chose to stay here because our two daughters sunk roots in Virginia. I now work for Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior operations analyst. I’ve always been a car/motorcycle/airplane type of guy, and being trained as an engineer, I appreciate well engineered great handling vehicles…hence the attraction to fast jets and Porsches!

What keeps you in PCA/FSR? The people. The difference between enjoying the Porsche by myself and enjoying the camaraderie of like minded Porsche enthusiasts is the people. Like they say, it isn’t just the cars…it’s the people! You have been a First Settlers Member since 2007. How have you seen the club change during this period? I joined PCA and First Settlers as soon as I got my Porsche because I wanted to experience the same camaraderie I had with fellow aviators and Harley riders. I found that camaraderie amongst the Porsche enthusiasts in First Settlers and was happy the club offered various activities including social events and fun runs, so Karen would participate with me, and track events where I could enjoy the car in a controlled environment. Since 2007 I’ve seen the number and types of events in First Settlers increase so more folks can find something of interest that fits their schedule. I think the key to growth in events, as well as growth in participation and membership, is the fact we have more and more members with good ideas who are willing to volunteer to bring them to fruition.

So let’s get right to the big deal….. You are President of the PCA Region of the Year. What does First Settlers winning this award mean to you? It is a great honor to be in First Settlers as we are recognized as Region of the Year. It is an additional honor to be associated with the great volunteers and leaders who make us the best region in PCA. My job as President is to make sure the board members, volunteers and all the members have what they need to get the job done and enjoy their experience in First Settlers. So, the fact I am President when we win the award just tells me I successfully help other volunteers with the support they need and then get out of their way and let them run. When and how did the Porsche bug bite you? This is a three part answer: (1) As a kid the first Porsche I ever saw in person was a Porsche Speedster driving beside our family car. I didn’t know what it was but it got my attention because it had the top down, had two seats, and sounded similar to my cousin’s VW Beetle. My dad told me all about it and said Porsches were some of the best sports cars in the world. After that, I started paying attention. (2) When I went to the Air Force Academy I saw more sports cars in the cadet parking lot than I’d ever seen before and some of them were Porsches. So, I thought it might be possible to own one someday. By the time I was a senior and could have a car I had my mind made up on a new car because I didn’t think I’d have time to work on a used HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

Lots of envious FSR members attended the Checkered Flag Boxster Rollout - Photo credit to Eugene Winston.

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more to the plate we need more volunteers and leaders to step up and help and/or take charge of new areas. The position of President requires quite an investment of time. What are you looking forward to doing when your term as President comes to an end? Very good question! On one hand, I might not feel compelled to be at every event we hold (which is turning into something almost every weekend…that is a good problem to have!) On the other hand, I’m sure I’ll still attend as many events as possible because they are fun…which is why we all participate in the first place! So, I guess the main difference will be time spent outside events when the planning, coordinating, etc. takes place with the board as well as time spent communicating with First Settlers members and others up the chain to zone 2 and PCA. Some of that time will free up. Maybe I can use the time to tinker with the Porsche 

What are some of the challenges and/or opportunities you see for FSR going forward? I see the opportunity for us to continue growth in our community support and the addition of even more types of events as we get members stepping forward with good ideas and members transferring in from regions with strong programs in areas where we currently don’t have anything in place. This relates to a challenge of not falling into the trap of saying what we do today is all we need to do in the future. The other challenge I see is changing how we do business, as needed, to account for growth of the number and types of events we provide to members as well as growth in membership. As we add

Any other thoughts you’d like to share with FSR members? As we come up on elections this fall for First Settlers leadership positions, and subsequent appointment of non-elected leadership positions, we need folks who are interested in helping make this #1 region even better. If you are interested in helping bring a one time event to fruition or interested in full time involvement with club leadership please talk to one of the current board members. While we have a winning team in place we need to make sure follow-on generations of leadership are learning the ropes and will be prepared when their turn comes around.

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Cross Country Cayman

Car Care C rner

or the Top Ten Things I Learned on My Summer Vacation Our summer driving adventure to British Columbia, via the Porsche Parade, was just as much fun as we had hoped, more interesting at times than we wanted, and at publication time, still isn’t over. We left on Friday, July 6th, stuck to our basic plan but made things up as we went, arriving in British Columbia on Sunday, July 15th after a few days at Parade. I flew home on July 22nd to start paying for the trip, but Josie is still caring for her parents and driving her Cayman S around Canada. Maybe there will be more to write about the final leg home.

Ever wonder what all the numbers on the side of your tire mean? Ok, well not the most interesting reading related to your car but it’s important information - especially when shopping for new tires. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) tires for Porsches are built by various manufacturers, but those that pass the rigorous testing by Porsche engineers are designated with an N-specification branding. Tests are done to ensure the design passes Porsche’s noise, hydroplaning and handling requirements. The first model of a particular design is branded N-0 and subsequent variations on that design follow with N-1, N-2 and so on. Though Porsche recommends using N-spec tires, it’s not required - particularly if you don’t plan to drive on the Autobahn or use the tires at the track. For trivia buffs, OEM spec tires for Mercedes are stamped with “MO”, BMW a 5pointed star, and Ferrari with “K1”.

So what did I learn, or re-learn, during this trip? 10. The roughest, most beat-up, broken and pot-holed highways between here and British Columbia are right here in Hampton Roads. Get past Richmond and it’s smooth sailing. 9. A Cayman S is an excellent road trip car. Plenty of room to bring what you need, including fishing waders and a two-piece fly rod. Ride is sports-car firm, but plenty compliant (on a standard, non-PASM suspension and 18 inch wheels), seats are comfy, gets (Cleared for takeoff . . .) about 25 mpg, handling is sublime and the power more than adequate. The only downside is we had to pass on some roads we wanted to take because they weren’t paved. We drove some gravel roads but needed a Cayenne for some others.

Tires options are grouped into performance categories to make your decisions easier (sure......). Summer tires are grouped into Extreme, Max, Ultra-High, High and Grand Touring categories. Then to make it “easier” All-Season tires are grouped into similar Ultra-High, High, Performance, Grand-Touring, Standard and Passenger. So what’s the difference? Generally speaking, tires at the higher performance end of the spectrum will excel in dry performance conditions but the tradeoffs include ride comfort, wet performance and tread-life. Can’t get something for nothing.... The All-Season categories are designed the same way; you trade some dry and wet traction performance to gain some versatility to drive in light snow. Then there are dedicated winter tires designed for driving in lots of snow (look for a “snowflake” logo); they make a big difference in heavy winter conditions but we don’t need them around here.

Does size matter? You bet! You can look up your car’s recommended tire size in the owner’s manual or just read the side of the tire. Tires for our cars are measured in millimeters; the first number is the width of the tread section and second number is the aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is the sidewall height divided by the section width; so a “40” profile is only 40% taller than it is wide. (The lower the ratio, the lower the tire) The last number in the series is the wheel size diameter in inches. For example, a 2011 911 Carrera runs 235/40-18 tires on the front and 265/40-18 tires on the rear. If you move up in wheel size to, say, 19’s, the tires will likely get wider and lower to still fit the wheel well. A 2011 911 Turbo S wears 235/3519 in the front and 305/30-19’s in the rear. And they likely have a stiffer ride but handle better because of the wider footprint and shorter sidewall. In case you’re curious, the original equipment size tire for a 1973 911 is 185/70-15 - relatively small, skinny and tall.

You can get some insight into what type of tires you have by reading the sidewall. Look for the N-spec number to see if it’s been “Porsche Approved” and you can likely assume its a summer tire (at least I couldn’t find any other kind). You likely won’t see “M&S” (for “mud and snow”) on your Porsche but you might on your truck. It indicates a tread designed to shed, well, mud and snow. The UTQG, or Uniform Tire Quality Guide, grades the tire’s tread-wear, traction and temperature ratings. Lower numbers of tread-wear, say 140, are “stickier” to improve handling but won’t last as long as a tire with a rating of 400. For traction and temperature, “AA” is better than “A” which is better than “B”. (But it is really just a comparative guide just like the mileage rating on your car doesn’t mean you’ll really get 30 miles per gallon). For example, Pirelli P zero tires are “Max Performance” Summer tires rated at UTQG of “220 AA A”. While Pirelli P4 Four Seasons are “Standard Touring” All Season tires rated

A couple more tidbits..... Tires also have a speed rating included in the service description. A “V” spec tire is rated for up to 149 mph and a “z” spec tire is rated for speeds “above” 149 mph with no definition of how much faster. z-tires used to be “‘da bomb" and probably what most of us have on our cars, but today “Max Performance” Summer tires for modern Porsches can be “W” (168 mph) or “Y” (186 mph) rated tires. Remember that if you plan to drive that fast. Lastly, if you want to know when your tires were made you can check the last four digits of the DOT Compliance Code. The number is in “weeks and years”, so a tire branded with “4811” was built in the 48th week of 2011. Happy motoring!!!

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4. My new favorite highway is State Route 64 across the northern New Mexico mountains. It runs from Taos, across the Carson National Forest, to Farmington. We drove it on a Sunday for about 4 hours and didn’t see five other cars. It’s smooth, beautiful and not very straight. We actually did see a few cars in the couple of towns we went through; including Chama were we had the best hamburger of the trip in a roadside restaurant that was NOT even in the Road Food book. 3. The next best place to drive is from Boise to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The scenery changes from high desert, to peaked mountains, rivers and lakes, wheat fields and national forest, and friendly towns and people. We decided to spend a couple of weeks there the next time we drive west. 2. BC’s slogan is “Beautiful British Columbia” and it truly

(Where is everyone? Somewhere in Colorado. . .)

7. Radar detectors work. We didn’t need it to be “saved” - but provided great situational awareness just in case. By the way, the Virginia State Police CAN tell if you have one and it’s turned on. Ask me how I

know...... 6. Kansas and SE Colorado are big, very spread out and seem to have more cattle than people. We saw a feed lot that had to be a mile square with tens of thousands of heads of cattle. And we saw towns that had buildings but no cars or people in sight. 5. The “Road Trip Rules” continue to work. The rule states if you are more than 250 miles from home, you can’t eat at any place you’ve ever heard off. We broke the rule a couple of times in desperation, but were never disappointed when we didn’t. Buy a copy of “Road Food”; it identifies hundreds out-of-the-way places to eat all across the country. You don’t have to drive all the way

(5 year old car, 200 year old mission Church in Taos.)

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8. No need to spend lots of money on a fancy sound system. We never turned the radio on. Talking and listening to the flat-six was better.

at “760 A B”.

The best choice for you depends on how you drive your car and which traits are more important. Not willing to trade a comfortable ride to maximize your cornering? Keep your car in the garage, under a cover, at the first hint of rain - or is it your daily driver to include going on ski trips? Don’t want to buy new tires every 10,000 miles? Those choices will drive your decision. Though most FSR Porsches likely wear Summer tires, you may consider a performance All Season tire if you drive your car year round. Summer tires come with a warning that they are not to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or ice.

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Activities Officer Pam Michaels 757-374-2669 stuttgartpam@yahoo.com

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Secretary & Archivist Kevin Pirkle 757-646-1919 kevin.pirkle@bdumail.com

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Opening Balance

$37,192.94

08/16/2012

Closing Balance

$58,243.46

Income & Expenses of Note: Awesome News to Report! After 14 months of back and forth with the IRS, we have been approved as a 501(c) (4) Tax Exempt organization retroactive to 01/01/2010! Less than half the regions countrywide are recognized as tax exempt. This will allow the board to manage a safe balance in the Treasury without concern for adverse tax implications. Our May DE event at VIR was another sold out event. We netted a total of $10,775.20 after all income and expenses were totaled. We even covered the expense of the now famous Don Bryant/Dixon Leatherbury Saturday cookout. Horizontally Opposed Ad revenue is $7,100 annually. The average cost for each of the six HO issues is $1,600. With a net cost of $416 per issue it would appear that we can afford to continue to print and mail our newsletters for the foreseeable future. Our advertisers get a tremendous value for the annual ad cost of $550 with the print newsletter and website presence.

What is an “ALMS”? It’s the American LeMans Series race coming to VIR for the first time from 12-15 September. The series will have just been in Baltimore along with the Indy Car Series, but in my opinion, watching the action at VIR will be better. The ALMS cars are are divided into five classes ranging purpose-built prototypes, to include hybrids, from Audi and Toyota to production-based cars from Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lotus and, of course, Porsche. This series presents the epitome of sports car racing using the same regulations as the famous 24 Hours of LeMans. The speed of the prototypes is simply amazing. Supporting race series include the IMSA GT3 Cup and Mazda MX-5 Cup.There will be a Porsche Platz at Virginia International Raceway to include dedicated Porsche parking and a tent to enjoy refreshments and sit and watch the racing action. Check out HYPERLINK "http://www.virclub.com" www.virclub.com for info and advanced tickets.

Submitted by Alex H Bell II Treasurer PCA FSR Inc. August 16, 2012

The 2012 “Classics on the Green” is a huge car show sponsored by the European Automobile Club for the past 28 years. The venue at the New Kent Winery east of Richmond off I-64 is beautiful and the cars are eye-watering. You can enter your Porsche or just wander around looking at some of the most impeccably prepard and rare European cars you’ll ever see. The hours are 11AM to 4PM and advanced tickets are only $10. Check out the website at "http://www.classicsonthe" www.classicsonthegreen.com

Dave McFaddin

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September starts a busy fall season with car related events on every weekend. Our breakfasts have become “standard routine” and the easiest way to stay connected with the club. If you haven’t made it to one lately we’d love to see you at the Silver Diner in Innsbrook on the first Saturday of each month or Pops Diner in Chesapeake on the second Saturday. Low key, lots of car talk with good friends, a great looking parking lot and a chance to win some great raffle prizes.

FSR Members, In addition to enjoying our Porsches, and the camaraderie of our fellow Porsche enthusiasts, I think you will all agree a highlight of this summer is winning Porsche Club of America’s (PCA) 2012 Region of the Year along with Third Place for Public Service and Second Place for Website of the Year! The Public Service Award also included a $500 check that will go back to support our charities. Congratulations to everyone for participating and making the club better due to your enthusiasm and ideas. I’d also like to give special thanks to our board members and those who helped spearhead and organize our events…Region of the Year quality activities and programs don’t just happen on their own. All of this recognition is based upon us simultaneously upholding PCA’s goals and getting to do what we enjoy. When asked what we did to win, or what separated us from the rest of the regions, or what criteria is used to pick the #1 of 139 regions in the US and Canada, the answer is simple but a little lengthy. For the “simple” part of the answer, here is a quote from PCA’s 2012 Region Procedures Manual: “The trophy is presented to the outstanding PCA Region of the Year. The trophy is “In Appreciation of Loyalty to the Porsche Car and the Porsche Idea”. The winning Region demonstrates the highest standards in meeting the objectives and ideals of the Porsche Club of America. The categories for evaluation are Level of Activity, Membership Growth and Retention, Community Service, Multi-Region Participation and Newsletter and Website Effectiveness.” The more “lengthy” part of the answer is found later in this newsletter where you will find a description of what FSR did to win the award. Related to our region being the best it is time to be thinking about what you can do to help us make FSR even better this next year. In September and October our Election Committee will be accepting nominations for 2013 board members in the following elected offices: President, Eastern VP, Western VP, Treasurer and Activities Officer. After the committee confirms nominee willingness to serve they will finalize the election ballot by midOctober, in time for publishing in the Nov-Dec HO, and elections will take place in November. While some current board members have agreed to run again next year, all positions are up for election every year so if you are interested in any of those positions, or know someone you think would be a good candidate, please let the election committee know (everyone will receive an email blast in September with Election Committee contact information). In particular please think about helping us in the area of Activities Officer. In addition to the elected positions, we are always looking for fresh ideas and new volunteers to help us in appointed positions and on committees so please speak to a board member if you are interested in helping FSR. I hope you all enjoy our fall activities and I look forward to seeing you soon!

at the corner of Virginia Beach Blvd and Witchduck Road. “Air and Auto Classic Charity Car Show”? Just another parking lot full of shiny cars? Not at all!! The third annual event will be held on Saturday, 3 November at the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Musuem in Pungo. In addition to all of those shiny cars, you’ll be up close and personal with an amazing collection of WWI and WWII warbirds of all types. There will be live music and bi-plane rides available too. This event is a big charity fund raiser for us but it is mostly a great, big party!!

There has been lots of information about the FSR DE program in this newsletter, on our Facebook and website forums and in emails about how you can learn more about driving your car, and how much fun you’ll have at the track. If you’ve never driven on the track, the DE Intro program during the 22-24 September event is the perfect way to try it out. Fair warning..... it’s addictive! Sign up via HYPERLINK "http://www.motorsportreg.com" www.motorsportreg.com.

“Turkeys-in-the-Trunk” sounds interesting but what is it? It is another key charity event to support the Hampton Roads Mayflower Marathon holiday food drive - and lots of fun too! Sponsored again by Checkered Flag Porsche, we’ll start the day at the dealership for refreshments and the food weigh-in (and maybe buy a new car??). The member who crams the most food, by weight into their Porsche, will win a great prize donated by Checkered Flag. We’ll caravan to Pembroke Mall to unload all of the donated food to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia food drive. Then we’ll go for a fun run to end up at the Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach for a “barn party”. More details will come later but circle the Saturday before Thanksgiving (17 NOV) right now. Don’t miss this one!!

The Open Board meeting in Williamsburg on 6 October is a great way for “East to meet West” for breakfast. Business will be conducted, so the meeting is a good opportunity to meet the Board members you don’t know and learn more about what it takes to run the region. Annual elections will be coming up in November and we’ll be looking for folks interesting in taking a more active role in making all of this fun happen. Like cars but not coffee? No worries there will be other options to include donuts! “Cars and Coffee” on 20 October is an informal gathering of car nuts sponsored by Checkered Flag. You can expected plenty of BMW’s and Minis in addition to Porsches but don’t be surprised to see an Audi R8 and Italian exotics. Check them out HORIzONTALLY OPPOSED

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You have likely seen the calendar of events for the rest of the year posted on the FSR website, sent via email blast, and now printed on the back cover of the “Horizontally Opposed”. But maybe you’re wondering what to expect, why you would enjoy a car show if designer wax and cleaning with q-tips isn’t your thing, or how you can get more involved as a volunteer. Here is a primer on what to expect in the coming months.

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(The custom-designed Porsche-logo surfboard is presented to Ken Thomas, the high bidder during the Spring Silent Auction, as part of the Checkered Flag Boxster Rollout event. With Ken is Mikey from Valeric Surfboards & Freedom Surf Shop. He, along with Jordan, Dave & Cam, supported by Judith, are responsible for the design and shaping of the board. Checkered Flag Porsche graciously sponsored this oneof-a-kind surfboard. Photo credit to Robert Lee Smolen II.)

The photo credit for the July-August, 2012 HO was mistakenly reported. Credit for the cover shot of the last issue of Horizontally Opposed is Eugene Winston. Our sincere apologies for the oversight, Eugene.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

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

DATE

EVENT

September 1-2

Baltimore Grand Prix and Porsche Platz

September 16

Classics on the Green Car Show

New Kent Winery

September 15-16

ALMS Race at VIR and Porsche Platz

Virginia International Raceway

September 22-24

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Virginia International Raceway

October 6

Open Board Meeting

Sal’s Pizza - Williamsburg

October 6

Western Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Silver Diner, Glen Allen

October 13

Eastern Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Pops Diner, Chesapeake

October 20

Cars & Coffee Sponsored by Checkered Flag

Witchduck Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard

November 3

Third Annual Air & Auto Charity Car Show

Virginia Beach Aviation Museum in Pungo

November 3

Western Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Silver Diner, Glen Allen

November 10

Eastern Breakfast

9a.m. to 11a.m. - Pops Diner, Chesapeake

November 17

Turkeys-in-the-Trunk Food Drive and Hunt Club Party

The Photographs you see in this issue of Horizontally Opposed:

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