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SEPTEMBER 2013

In This Issue... • Indy 500 • Feature: Jack and Kathy Farwick • The 4th Annual Mammoth Mountain Tour • 35th Annual Concours of America at St. John’s


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September 2013

Inside this issue

Garey Cooper gareycooper@mac.com (714) 264-0530

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Production Editor Maryann Marks mamsy1@yahoo.com

Advertising Director

Cooper Boggs

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Features

Brother Jim Reinholdt, with wife Gail, put his sister Kathy in the cover contest and she won!

Classified Ads Editor

Upcoming Events

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Technical Writer

4th Annual Mammoth Tour Feature: RCayman Indy 500 Book Review: Porsche 911 Story 35th Annual Concours of America at St John’s

2 Calendar of Events 3 OCR White Gloves Concours 12 Tech Tactics Tech Session 25 DE @ Chuckwalla 33 AutoCross Events IBC Christmas Harbor Cruise

Lee Rice

Contributing Writers Garey Cooper Jack Farwick Bruce Herrington Eric Kaltenbach John Ortiz Bob Weber

Garey in the Indy car almost gets his dream

Contributing Photographers Garey Cooper Jack Farwick Eric Kaltenbach Gary Labb John Ortiz Bob Weber

Departments

4 Contacts 5 Editor’s Corner 12 Goodie Store 17 Rice’s Ramblings 26 AutoCross Corner 28 Membership 29 Breakfast Club/New Members 39 Classifieds 40 List of Advertisers

Bob and Dave with their red ribbon!

On the Cover: Jack and Kathy Farwick with their new CaymanS

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2013 OCR Calendar of Events* SEPTEMBER 2013 7 12 14 15 21 21 28 30

Breakfast Club and Board Meeting Woody’s BurgerBahn-HB 7pm PCA-GPX USS Iowa Tour Port of LA White Gloves Concours d’Elegance Krispy Kreme Gathering SBR Camarillo Autocross Porsches & Pancakes-Woody’s Lido DE at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

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JANUARY 2014

Breakfast Club and Board Meeting PCA-SGVR Rally Julian Tour Woody’s BurgerBahn-HB 7pm Krispy Kreme Gathering AutoX – El Toro Porsches & Pancakes-Woody’s Lido

DECEMBER 2013 OCTOBER 2013 5 Breakfast Club and Board Meeting 10 Woody’s BurgerBahn-HB 7pm 18/20 Southern Utah Tour 19 Krispy Kreme Gathering 24/27 PCA Escape 2013 26 Porsches & Pancakes-Woody’s Lido 27 AutoX-El Toro 27 PCA GPX Drivers Ed & Zone 8 TT

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Breakfast Club and Board Meeting AutoX-El Toro Woody’s BurgerBahn-HB 7pm Christmas Brunch Cruise Krispy Kreme Gathering Porsches & Pancakes-Woody’s Lido

TBA Toys 4 Tots BBQ

TBA Ladies Christmas Soiree

The Rennlist A Request for updated emails! The Rennlist is our communication tool to reach members with Announcements, Event Reminders and Information deemed “Important”. If you are not receiving emails from our Region or want to change, update or add additional email addresses, Please send any new email addresses or changes directly to Pete Lech to be included in the rennlist e-blasts! Thank You Contact: Pete Lech: peterlech@att.net

4 Breakfast Club & Board Meeting 9 Woody’s BurgerBahn - HB 7pm 18 Krispy Kreme Gathering 18-19 Zone 8 Weekend 25 Porsches & Pancakes - Woody’s Lido

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Breakfast Club & Board Meeting Woody’s BurgerBahn - HB 7pm Krispy Kreme Gathering Porsches & Pancakes - Woody’s Lido

* Event dates subject to change. Note: Italicized text represents events outside of OCR sponsored events. Links to Zone 8 events can be found at www.Zone8.org. OCR Board Meetings All members are welcome to OCR Board Meetings, held after the breakfast meeting at Original Mike’s We thank them for their support.

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OCR Board Appointments Advertising Team Cooper & Nicole Boggs cooper.boggs@gmail.com Autocross Co-Chairs Christine Newcomer AutoXReg@sbcglobal.net Craig Adams ocrautox@live.com Autocross Registration Armand Gastelo autoxreg@live.com Charity Director Peggy Huddleston hud5family@gmail.com

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Historian Judy Lech JudyLech@att.net Ladies Committee Liaison Maryann Marks mamsy1@yahoo.com Pando Editor Garey Cooper gareycooper@mac.com Pando Classified Ads Editor Bob Weber 714-960-4981 hbobw930@aol.com Pando Production Editor Maryann Marks mamsy1@yahoo.com Past President Nicole Forrest-Boggs Rally Director Larry Moore beechnut60@cox.net

Zone 8 Chairs Zone 8 Representative Tom Brown zonerep@zone8.org Zone 8 Secretary Skip Carter skipcarter@pobox.com Zone 8 Autocross Chair David Witteried dwitteried@hotmail.com Zone 8 Concours Chair Joe Nedza jcnedza@aol.com Zone 8 Club Race Coordinator Vince Knauf vvvince@aol.com Time Trial & Drivers Ed Chair David Hockett davndirc@yahoo.com Zone 8 chief Driving Instructor Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com Zone 8 Rally Chair Revere Jones Zone8rallychair@aol.com Zone 8 Region Coordinator Gary Peterson gary.peterson@hrh.com Zone 8 Rules Coordinator Tom Brown tb911@adelphia.net Zone 8 Treasurer Linda Cobarrubias MS993@aol.com Zone 8 Webmaster Ken Short webmaster@zone8.org


Editor’s Notes Story by Garey Cooper

autumn and winter air, the EPA would have a fit! I would love a reader out there to find an Orange Grove in the county of Orange and mail us the photo to prove it still exists!

No more pressure gauges for Garey!

I wonder, “Is there an Orange left in the Orange Coast Region?” Where once groves flanked the roads three lanes wide with miles of citrus, strip malls now line the ways. No more the oily smoke from “smudge pots” lazily rising in the cool

News about new things There are several new things going on with both the overall Porsche Club and the lil’ ol’ Orange Coast Region, I can’t tell you all about them because they are not completely “jelled” but I think you’ll enjoy the result. Our publisher, Maryann Marks aided by a crew consisting of Denny Asbury, James buck, John Ortiz, and Toni Schmidt are working on a long overdue update to our look and feel in the Pandemonium. You can see the beginning of the changes in this current issue with more to come. Stay tuned and see. On the PCA front, our national magazine, the “Panorama” also has a new look. The antiquated small format magazine that was so instantly recognizable in the past has been

replaced with a regular size format. The ex-editor of “Excellence” magazine, Pete Stout, has moved to the editorship of the “Panorama” and already made a mark. I like the new size, personally, but will always remember the old format fondly. It seemed to be rather like Porsche. Quirky and instantly identifiable as noted. I am pleased they have stayed with the front cover design. I thought there was creativity in the “full bleed” dramatic pieces that they used. Somehow getting the right reflection or placement to make a bold enough statement to draw you into the magazine itself. Post No Bills Do you remember the “Post No Bills” signs on old fenced and buildings? And right next to the sign would be a “for sale” notice of some type. Maybe that is why they gave up posting them? In any case, at the “Pando” we want you to “Post Bills”. That is we want your (Continued on Page 37)

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4th Mammoth Lakes High Alpine Road Tour Story by Eric Kaltenbach

A beautiful weekend in Mammoth Lakes

At 8:40 am Friday, July 12th, five Porsches left Anaheim Hills for the 4th annual Mammoth Lakes high alpine road tour weekend sponsored by Mark Coronado of Mammoth Lakes (PCA Zone 7). The group included: Steve & Daniel Eguina, with their black GT3; Scott Fleener, with his Red 1977 911 Targa; Samara, with her red 997 Carrera S; Alan & Gail Hall, with their grey 997 Carrera 4S; and Eric & Candice Kaltenbach, with our white 997 Carrera S all representing the OCR. A few other OCR members, Dave & Marsha Carthey and Phil & Kathy VanWey, headed up Highway 395 on their own. Our group’s second stop was in Victorville where Don Castello, from Carlsbad, caught up with us in his red 997 Carrera 4S. That made us 6 beautiful 911’s back on our way heading North on highway 395. The weather was clear and heating up as we headed across the Owens Valley. We stopped for lunch in downtown Lone Pine, and then continued up the road toward Bishop. The drive up highway 395 was for the most part pretty uneventful, except for one funny incident. A CHP Officer was standing by his car on the shoulder writing a ticket. He looked up right as I (in the lead Porsche) approached at a pace slightly over the speed limit and he watched me drive by. Then, he watched 5 more Porsches scoot by one after another in a perfectly paced caravan. Sorry Charley, maybe next time.

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We arrived in Mammoth Lakes about 3:15 pm and checked into the Juniper Springs Resort. There were 35 Porsches arriving from all over California and Nevada. At 4:00 pm we gathered on the patio by the pool for a pre-meet and greet hosted by Dave Ogden from the Fresno (Diablo) Region. Dave outlined the weekend’s events as we enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Friday night dinner was on our own, so the OCR group dined together at the Westin Hotel. There we picked up our driving tour maps from Mark along with a goody bag provided by the city of Mammoth Lakes. Our meet-up location on Saturday morning was the Base Camp Café. They had set-up barriers so that all 35 Porsches could park together right in front of the Cafe. It was quite a sight for Mammoth Lakes and we had many passersby stop to take a look. Around 9:30 am, we split into two groups for a 120 mile Spirited drive on a less traveled desert/ mountain road that was in beautiful condition and was very scenic with lots of fast curves and long straights. Oh, and the whoop-de-doos section of the tour gave our car’s suspensions a workout and gave us an opportunity to say weeeee! many times. Next came lunch at Rafters BBQ. Again, SEPTEMBER 2013

they had set-up reserved parking for the group. They prepared a very nice setprice buffet lunch for us while we talked about the highlights of the morning drive. For the fourth year, Mammoth Lakes Village invited 28 Porsches to be displayed around the Village pedestrian area on Saturday evening. So after lunch, those who wanted to display their cars spent an hour or two cleaning and polishing. At 4:00 we showed up at the Village and were guided into our respective parking spots. As we drove into the village area, in mini caravans, we saw many thumbs up, smiles, and heard comments like, “wow nice car”. Once the cars were in place, many people walked around the Porsches, took pictures, and asked us questions about the cars and what we were doing in Mammoth. Saturday night dinner was again on our own, so a group of us ate at Gomez’s Cantina overlooking the (Continued on Page 35)

Breakfast at Base Camp Cafe

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Featured Members: Jack & Kathy Farwick

RCayman Story by Jack Farwick

Our reasons for getting into our Porsche Cayman are a bit different than most. I have always loved fast cars and was a drag racer for many years. When I was just out of high school, my boss had a ’56 Chevy that he drag raced. When he let me drive it for him, I was hooked on the adrenalin of competing. I moved up to a ’55 Chevy and competed in NHRA regional and national events in the modified production class. Coming close to a championship but not quite achieving it, I managed to land a sponsorship with American Motors affiliation and received one of only 50 AMX’s built by Hurst for drag racing. This was a wheel-standing machine and I had a great time campaigning this car, especially with somebody else picking up the tab! Unfortunately, about this time American motors was downsizing and with it went the car and the sponsorship. Always wanting to go faster and quicker, my next endeavor was a Pro Stock Dodge Colt with a 426 hemi, at 8.60 and 165 mph in the quarter mile. It was an awesome ride! Unfortunately, NHRA never legalized the Colt as a domestic car, so I was only able to race it in exhibition races. When my spouse at the time frequently reminded me I had more in my racecar than the cost of a new house, and the long overnight trips were starting to wear on me, I closed my career in racing, sold the car and moved from Minnesota to California, the land of golden opportunity - and Hot-rodders. Years of building a business limited my drag racing to sportsman events, but my everyday transportation was a 928 Porsche, not very impressive in the quarter-mile but give it

1969 Hurst AMX

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Above: Working the Huntington Beach Concourse; Below: Family Porsches: Kathy’s CaymanS and Jim’s 911

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RCayman:: (Continued from Page 9) room and it would fly. On a vacation to Montana, a conversation with a salesman at a truck stop described the freeways in Montana as wide-open spaces without speed limits. II was told that if a highway patrolman stopped you, it was a $25 environmental fine. The salesman said he carried a wad of 20s and 5s for those events. Naturally, I had to test that testimony and off I flew across Big Sky country reaching speeds I did not think the Porsche was capable of! Of course, sooner rather than later, my radar detector went crazy as I encountered a Montana Highway patrolman approaching. My natural reaction was to quickly brake below a hundred as I watched him stomp on his brakes and wheel his hotrod mustang around in pursuit. After a severe lecture, “You California hotrodders coming up here and tearing up our roads” the request for the proverbial $25 was made. With a sigh of relief I reached into my wallet, only to find all 20’s and no 5’s. He commented he did not carry change and I would have to accompany him back to the county seat. I was afraid if I offered to let him keep the change that may be construed as a bribe, so my friend and I searched until we put enough change together to come up with the fine. (Note that after dusk and dark it was endangering wildlife, so the charge would then have been reckless driving.) Needless to say, I stocked up on the exact change and proceeded across Big Sky Country paying the fine twice more. Kathy is no stranger to sports cars as well. When somebody decided they wanted her VW more than she did and drove off with it, she bought a Datsun 240Z. she has owned several more Z cars since. When her mother quit driving and handed down her Lexus, the lap of luxury has suited her since. Now I am in my middle age - well my interpretation of middle age - and I have taken a more docile hobby of restoring classic cars. My latest endeavor was a 1955 MGTF that I restored to concourse condition. With Kathy’s attention to detail we received a 2nd place at the Huntington Beach Concourse d’Elegance and 1st place at Dana Point St. Regis Concourse d’Elegance in the under 2000cc European class. All this

leads up to how my wife, Kathy, and I were introduced to the Cayman. We were at a classic car show where Porsche had a display of their models, and I was enthusiastically looking at the recently introduced midengine Cayman when we got a call from Jim, Kathy’s brother. He had just recently purchased a 911 and was at the Porsche dealer. Jim said they were having a year-end closeout sale on their cars and the salesman was giving big discounts on their Caymans. Now, Kathy had her eye on a new Lexus (Continued on Page 36)

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Top to bottom: Dana Point Concourse D’Elegance 1st place for the MG; Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Puget Sound; Wine tour with Jim and Gail Reinhold

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L to R: Vels Parnelli Jones Indy Car, California built in the South Bay area; A Delage from France, an early 20th century Indy car; It seems every kid had a “Hot Wheels” version of the “Jonny Lightning” Indy car; A late 1940’s Indy car in the museum. Note the early disc brakes; Very early Indy car details. Note the “drag link” exposed steering arm and folded steel ladder type frame; My personal favorite, the 1920’s Miller. Built in California. Notice the elegant engineering. The Millers were lightweight gems.

Indy 500 Story by Garey Cooper Indianapolis, Indiana NOT France, Spain, Rome, or Louisiana but Indianapolis, Indiana! Finally, I was able to cross off the Indy 500 from my bucket list. My friend Terry Hardgrave and I teamed up and after months of planning we up and went to Indy! I’ve been to Indianapolis several times in the past, but never during the “500”. I have toured the track, visited the museum, and breathed the air. But not seen the race. Why Indiana? This is a good question. Racetracks are

built somewhere for a reason. Somewhere usually means calculated to be easy to get to, for as many people as possible. There are supposed to be 829,718 people in Indianapolis, 11th in the country in size. The nearest other big city is Cincinnati, at 296,000. Chicago, the giant in the area, is 163 miles away. So while 829,000 plus souls is nothing to sneeze at, it certainly doesn’t overpower you with population. Through a dim glass However the track is over 100 years old. It’s the dowager of racetracks, worldwide. Back then; Middle America was a cauldron of boiling technology, science and industry. In modern eyes, we almost seem to apologize for being the SEPTEMBER 2013

incubator of innovation that we are and were. However in the boosterism of the times, there was not a moment to spare. Out of this crucible, that’s right out of Indiana, came; cars, nails, rails, pails and sails. You name it; we can build it! A 2 1/2 mile oval? All of America in 1909 had less than 1,000 miles of paved roads. So 2 1/2% of the roads in America were at Indianapolis! You thought big in those days; even bigger was always good. There were 8,000 cars in America, you bought gasoline in a drug store, 30 people lived in Las Vegas, Nevada... and 8% of American homes had a telephone. Some people would look and despair. Others would look and smell opportunity. (Continued on Page 14)

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Within two generations, Middle America went from an agrarian farm based population with subsistence living to a booming, jumping, ragtime running society. And yes, Indianapolis was right in the middle of it. So by golly they built a racetrack. First Impressions The track is, I must admit, actually in a town called “Speedway”, which is a suburb of Indianapolis. Neither impress upon first sight. Going to Speedway, you pass through some 50-75 years old suburban housing projects. Some, neat and tidy, were wearing their age well; others not so well. Then when the speedway itself pops into view, the first impression is, “this thing is big!” Imagine in 1909 what the typical farm boy thought? It is set into acres and acres of Midwest flatland and as you see the stands from the outside the magnitude of the place penetrates your senses. It is big. You could grow lots of corn here. CORN And there is corn here. It is the middle of America after all. There are “Speedway Dogs” and “Speedway Burgers”... marching bands, a parade and salutes to all we hold dear including the Chamber of Commerce. American Corn, popcorn, salted peanuts, you like or you rue it as being, well, déclassé and not chic. Me? I like it very much thank you. More than 250,000 other people like it as well and arrive on race day. It is riot with tradition, color, noise and enough entertainment to fill 1 1/2 Miles of the Middle of America. And the track? It is described as an oval but is actually more of a rectangle. There are four corners, named creatively; 1,2,3, and 4. These are distinct corners with strategies and racing lines. Originally Indy was NOT paved and used graded dirt and other stuff that made roads in early 20th century America. After a few events with people being clobbered by rocks and chocked by dust it was paved, with bricks. In 63 days about 3.2 million bricks, made

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Top to bottom: Close up of the Miller front end, nothing that is not needed for speed here!; Garey and Terry at Gasoline Alley 2013; Anticipation builds at the famous entrance to the Indianapolis Race Track; The opening ceremony, a giant American Flag is unfurled to the tune of “The Star Spangled Banner”. Over 100 people are needed to handle the flag due to the weight and wind on such a large banner.


Cool looking Audi RS5 in our hotel parking lot with a customized license plate from Oklahoma. Race fans flood into the Indianapolis area from all over the world.

Garey in the Indycar

nearby naturally, were installed. Hence the name “Brickyard”. There are a number of “firsts” from Indianapolis. Other “firsts” for racing that were perfected or came into being at IMS include the first use of a Pace Car (1911), what is believed to be the first mass rolling start of a race (1911), the first use of four-wheel hydraulic brakes (1921), the first installation of color warning lights (1935), the first mandatory use of helmets (1935) and the first use of crash-data recorders (1993). All of these statistics are from the IMS Internet site. The racetrack itself is the world’s largest spectator facility, seating 250,000 people. Built in the days before the highly banked “super ovals”, the track is not so steeply banked. And so keeping an Indy car within the strict guidelines of physics, or just ever so slightly past them, is quite hard. Even though slightly banked, I do not believe one comes completely off the throttle ever at Indy. Perhaps there is some “feathering” and a little left foot braking, but momentum is king, as we were to discover. Maintain precious speed, stay on the throttle and watch out for one of the other 33 or so cars. Easy? Ticket Please Tickets are available for nearly all of the 2 1/2 miles of Indy. But, where to sit? Terry and I pondered the question and considered turn 4. A lot of the action occurs here, at least historically. However after consultation with a friend of Terry’s who had attended the race and a scientific analysis of all variables (oh sure), we

selected turn one, past the apex but with sight lines down the front straight. This area is covered, good in the Indiana sun, or rain. We also had the bonus of seeing down to the start/finish area and well past turn 2 into the back straight. We got up fairly high but Indy is big enough that the full track is not visible from anywhere except perhaps the blimp circling above. How do you get there? We selected a travel company, Premiere Sports Travel, to handle the logistics. Realizing that 250,000 people move into and out of the track, made the idea of driving our rental car to and from the track unappetizing. Our fee included their tickets, which we sold to a scalper at the race. As we had already selected our own preferred seating location. Premiere handled the travel back and forth to the track. WELL worth the expense. This and the hotel room, at the Hampton Inn South. On the morning of the race we boarded the bus bright and early, whisked right through the crowds with many, many other buses. For all I know, there may still be people stuck in traffic trying to get out of Speedway. On Saturday we visited the museum and the exhibits on the grounds. We also got to see the earlier racecars, particularly the roadsters, go round. My all time favorites are the 1920s Millers and Duisenbergs. One day I want to write a story about them. And a story of the transition from Roadster to modern. Eddie Sachs and Dave McDonald.

There is also a great camping tradition at Indy. All around the track are camping areas for motor homes, tear drop trailers, tents, or even just sleeping bags. The crowd is friendly and you can say hello to almost anyone and get a conversation going. “Howdy, where are you from?” will usually do it. And, how about the race? What a race, let me repeat that WHAT a race. Terry and I watched the weather reports with beady eyes the week of the race. Rain hovered and was on and off again for the entire week. As insurance, Terry and I had set our departure date for the Tuesday after the race. Historically (there is a LOT of history at Indy) about 20-25% of the time there is a rain delay. But come the day and the clouds kept the temperature cool and the racing hot. There were no less than 4 women entered and qualified in 2013. Ana Beatriz qualified fastest at 16th starting position. For the home crowd, a Chevrolet motor propelled the top qualifier, Ryan Hunter-Reay, a local boy. As the newest generation of “Formula” Indy cars is totally supplied by one manufacturer, Dallara, the times and speeds were rather close. And because the one time two different series have buried the hatchet and joined forces; there was a full field of 33 cars. (Continued on Page 19)

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Rice’s Ramblings:

2013 PDK Auto Choice for Manual T on a GT3RS, Center-lock vs. 5 Stud, & Winter Fuel Story by Lee Rice

CONGRATULATIONS PORSCHE! While the new 991 is making many headlines in almost every auto magazine, it can also boast of winning in both classes at the 24 hours of Le Mans this year! For a first time “out-of-the-box” car, its definite bragging rights are well deserved. Now for some commentary: I hear endlessly, from many sources, that the 991 GT-3 comes only with automatics. Yes, yes it is PDK – but it is still an automatic. Many people, many well-heeled people including one I can quote (no names please), have told their friendly Porsche Dealer, “I will not buy a 911GT again until it is available with a manual transmission.” Porsche seems to not ‘get it’ that the 911 is a fun to drive sports car. It is not a necessary automobile for transportation but, in fact, an alternative method to drive, not necessarily just from point A to point B. It is the method that has made the Porsche 911 so enjoyable. Those who drive a 911 especially, as nothing is as fascinating as a 911, either grow to love it or hate it! I know both types and the haters are few indeed. The pleasure of mastering the controls of such a machine is a joy to treasure. No two drives are ever the same. The Porsche 911 is aircraft quality in most things, especially in the engine where precision is critical. You can feel it,

hear it and it gives you a smile to master it. Unfortunately, in the name of profit, government intervention and manufacturing costs, every control in a new 911 (991) is electronic controlled. You, the operator, actually control nothing! From steering, braking, throttling, tipping-up, tipping down, even the hand brake setting, you actually control nothing. This is all fabulous technology and do I like it. Yes, only THERE SHOULD BE A CHOICE! Especially in a Porsche. Especially for the all time driver’s car – the 911GT-3. Center- lock vs 5 stud, Another thing I have seen going around for for two years now, and again in this month’s Road & Track, is another conversion story for ‘back-dating’ a 2011 GT-3 RS 4.0 by replacing Porsche’s center-lock wheels hub to 5 studs, nuts, and wheels. This is a serious cost factor and I wonder at the wisdom of Porsche’s thinking for a primary street car? Again, I think there should be a choice offered. This is only my opinion and I welcome your thinking, your opinions and ideas? Another 911 story The Sunday O.C. Register® has another 911 story. This time, THEIVES TARGET 1990s ERA PORSCHES, specifically the 993! It seems the last Air-Cooled 911 has many attractors. Salvador Hernandez writes of keeping it safe by removing valuables, parking in well lit areas, using your garage - always, recording your vehicle identification numbers, etc, etc. The Porsche alarm and inhibit systems are now well known to thieves and are almost worthless. I suggest that you install a simple alarm of your own. There is a simple system your mechanic can install in an hour or two. Simply put a double action switch hidden somewhere the driver can easily access it. When it is switched “ON”, it will do two things: first, Open

the fuel pump ground circuit; and second, power a bright red flashing LED that is mounted in the cabin where it can be seen easily by potential evil doers. It will also warn the driver to switch the alarm OFF so he does not forget! If some naughty thief does break into your 993 and tries to start it, it will not start until he either finds and switches the alarm OFF or he rewires the system. That is not going to happen. And besides, there are plenty of other, easier, victims to choose from. With the power to the fuel pump inoperative, the engine will not start. And nothing attracts attention like a starter motor spinning away: That is THE ALARM! Every notice if anyone even bothers to look at a blasting car alarm anymore? Winter I suppose with winter just around the corner, it is time for a reminder to keep your fuel system as fresh and clean as possible. I recommend Techron® and STA-BIL® Marine grade (green). That is what I use for my 911 and family car fuel tanks. I suggest using ½ bottle of Techron in June and then again in December, and same for Sta-Bil. It really helps. I also recommend that you change your fuel filter(s) once a year, regardless of the miles driven.If you think you may have water or contaminates in your fuel system, you need to ask your mechanic/ engineer to investigate ASAP! This is becoming a bigger problem for CIS Fuel Injection Systems and especially the Fuel Distributor. It has some chambers that do not flow fuel out of them. This causes moisture to collect inside which in turn causes corrosion and failure! PS: A brand new 930 Turbo Fuel Distributor from our friendly Porsche dealer will cost nearly $4,000.00 these days. Overhaul facilities are many, but rarely do they even know how the system works. I wrote extensively on this a year ago. I am now investigating a new CIS (Continued on Page 35)

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Book Review:

PORSCHE 911 STORY The Entire Development History 9th edition, by Paul Frère & Tony Dron, Published by Haynes Publishing Sparkford, UK Review by Bruce Herrington This technical detail in this book is mind-blowingly comprehensive for a ‘narrative’ type book. It contains a tremendous amount of data whose usefulness is enhanced by a very thorough index – 5 pages of 5 columns! Very well illustrated throughout, with photographs, diagrams, schematics, cutaways and ‘ghosts’ such as on the cover. There are also three special sections of high quality color plates, looking like illustrations from Christophorus. With reasonably large type and lots of white space, it has the appearance of something produced by the graphics department of Porsche, AG. Indeed, the factory is given extensive acknowledgments for their support to this book, and clearly, many photos and most of the graphics must have come from factory sources. Porsche 911 Story consists of five ‘Parts’. Parts 1-3 reprise the 8th edition of the book written by Paul Frère before his death in 2008. These Parts cover 911s from 1963 through the 997 Gen 1. Parts 4-5, written by Tony Dron, cover the 997 Gen II and the 991 through 2013 and are a seamless extension of Frère’s work. Both authors have been prominent race car drivers as well as experienced journalists. Frère drove F1 cars for Ferrari and won LeMans in1960. His 1963 book Competition Driving is a classic and he was Road&Track’s European Editor for many years. Tony Dron was runner-up in the British Saloon Car Championship, and won the Porsche 924 Championship in 1978. He drove for Porsche at LeMans in the early ‘80s, and writes regularly for Octane, Vintage Motorsport, and was long time editor of Classic Cars. Each of the five Parts, covering different 911 eras, include chapters on General Description, Engine, Transmission, Running Gear and Driving Aids, Body and Interior, and Racing

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Models. The appendices provide easy to read tables which cover the chronology of changes, as well as specific data on bores and stroke, valve timing, tire/ wheel sizes, DIN Weights, Engine Model Numbers, Evolution of Brakes, etc. Each chapter goes into great detail of how the design features were developed. The narrative contains a wealth of information, such as valve openings/ closings, even graphs of quantity of fuel delivered vs RPM, for various degrees of throttle opening! Horsepower, torque and associated RPM are mentioned for each engine type as they are discussed. Though heavy with technical data, the text is focused on telling the story of the development, and is fascinating to read despite the numbers which are scattered liberally throughout the pages. Porsche 911 Story makes it clear that the changes from model/year to model/year did not just ‘happen’ but were carefully developed, sometimes with with several years worth of test and evaluation of developmental versions before finalizing the component or setting. True, the wealth of technical data gets a bit overwhelming if you try to read the entire book from cover to cover, but if you pick and choose a

particular year/model, or a component of particular interest, you will find yourself really hooked on the story of the design challenges considered and how the solutions evolved. The level of detail is such that there is a discussion of why the Carrera RSR inner rear suspension attachment was moved up by about 3/8 inch, and the front attachment point of the front wishbone down by about 1/4 inch. Printed on heavy duty, high gloss paper, Porsche 911 Story is truly a book to revere for a life time. With 200 photographs and 200 outstanding graphics, and over 17,000 line items in the Index, it presents an immense amount of information in a very readable form. That it is all presented in an eminently readable fashion makes this a must buy for any 911 enthusiast. If you own a 911, or are considering buying one, you will find the appropriate chapters to be most informative. By the time you read this review, Porsche 911 should be available for $79.95 from your favorite bookseller (ask for it), or from http:// www.motorbooks.com.


1980’s Gordon Johncock STP Eagle, built and designed right here in Santa Ana

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We were treated to the real Jim Neighbors singing Back Home in Indiana complete with balloon release. Then that spine tingling moment, Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! Into the race itself, 14 drivers lead at least one lap. Officially there were 68 lead changes, not counting those on the back straight. This is a record, the previous record was 34. Get your mind around that statistic. The cars at the front were so evenly matched that slip streaming or drafting was the order of the day. From our vantage point we could see who had lead across the finish line as that was the usual first car into turn 1, right in front of us. With all of this drafting, the average speed was also a record, 187 mph. Leaders of note included: Marco Andretti, the pole sitter Ryan HunterReay, and the very popular Tony Kanaan. Since Andretti luck at Indy is legendarily bad, it would have been great to see him add a win to his grandfather’s. Michael never did win Indy. With about 10 laps to go, after miles of fast, trouble free laps , there was a crash. The field was under yellow. Speculation swirled if green would wave before the end of the allotted laps or it would finish under the yellow. Tony Kanaan had just drafted into the lead before the crash

and has written that he didn’t expect to hang onto it with a restart. With any laps to go, to lead was to lose across the finish line. The safety and clean up crews worked double overtime to remove the crash and the green was thrown for about three or so final laps with any one of five different drivers capable and placed to win. However, just past turn 1, Dario Franchitti hit the wall, bringing out the final yellow that would last to the end. Tony Kanaan, after 12 years of trying, won the Indianapolis 500.

victory ride he left his hat behind where it was picked up by a young boy 12 years old. Now 62, Mr. Skip Surface read about Parnelli wondering what had happened to that hat all of those years ago. Having figured it wasn’t particularly special to Parnelli, he had kept it as a souvenir. So, he gave it back to Parnelli. The price? A chance to meet his boyhood idol. There is so much to Indianapolis: so much history; so much tragedy; so much triumph; that one story couldn’t contain even a weekend of race watching there.

Not a dry eye in the house There is a special story to this years Indy winner. Tony Kanaan gave a medal his mother had given him for special protection in racing to a young woman in an Indianapolis hospital 9 years ago. She was on her way to surgery and her prognosis was reportedly unsure. This woman, now 23 and married, felt lucky in her own life now. She decided the medal should go back to the original owner and work further magic, which it apparently did. Tony is popular at Indy for a reason. In another story, Parnelli Jones lost his cowboy hat 50 years ago after winning. Do you recall that J.C. Agajanian, his sponsor, always wore cowboy hats? When Parnelli took his

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35th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Story by Bob Weber ONE OF THE BIG THREE HELD NEAR THE MOTOR CITY Pebble Beach, The Meadowbrook and Amelia Island are the Big Three prestigious concours held in America each year. They attract fine automobiles from all over the world. Pebble Beach, being the granddaddy, began in 1950 with a race and a car show. The Meadowbrook, being the middle-aged traditional event, captures the excitement of all things automobile, especially considering its presence near The Motor City. And The Amelia is the youngster, brash and innovative, breaking with many concours traditions and has been held for the last 18 years in Northern Florida in March. From 1979 until 2010, The Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance was held annually during August on the grounds of the automotive tycoon John F. Dodge family’s Meadow Brook Hall. This week-long event serves as both a premiere social event and a large exhibition platform for automotive design, craftsmanship and history for not only current automakers; Chrysler; Ford; General Motors; Mercedes Benz; Porsche; and Ferrari - but also ghosts from the past: Duesenberg; Packard; Stutz; Marmon; Pierce and others. On July 20, 2010, promoters announced that the Concours d’Elegance would leave Meadow Brook Hall the following year for the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The event is now known as the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. It still keeps its “by invitation only” tradition. (Continued on Page 31)

Top to bottom: Bob Weber and nephew David Hankes with Red Ribbon on car. Lions Class award winner. Finally!; Porsche 911 Class X1 X2 Early Morning Judging

2 CANAM cars: George Follmer drove the famous black 101 Shadow DN4; Behind it is a rare white Joehnk Chevrolet CANAM

Rare 427 Don Yenko Green 1969 Camaro Won Lions Class Award

View of Porsche 911 Classes X1 and X2. 1963 Red 901 Prototype Owned by Don Meluzio is on the end. 20 Porsches were in this class


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AUTO-X CORNER

Story & photos by John Ortiz

Dark Skies

Don’t Deter in July

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eavy clouds, high humidity and neon fashion made Sunday, July 21 an unusual day at El Toro. However, it didn’t dampen the spirits of dedicated autocrossers (and a few new drivers) from maneuvering through a well designed and fast course. And as all attendees certainly noticed, the committee members debuted some new shirts. We might resemble back-up singers for MC Hammer, but our objective was to make it easy to identify event officials. I think we nailed it! What makes this all possible, is the generous support we receive. Since 2008, the series has been sponsored by Walter’s Porsche of Riverside. Ed McRae, Walter’s General Manager, is an accomplished driver and can be seen autocrossing his white Cayman on occasion. A big thanks also goes to support sponsor GMG – Global Motorsports Group and of course, our July event sponsors, Fairview Mortgage Capital and Racing Lifestyle. Steve Eguina is typically there with his Racing

Lifestyle trailer of goodies… it’s where I’ve bought both of my helmets, driving shoes and just recently, some lightweight racing seats, brackets and harnesses. As usual, drivers were greeted with hot coffee and 10 dozen donuts in those familiar pink boxes. After technical inspections were complete, Greg Lush led the course walk where I expect jokes and driving tips were dished out in equal portions. I’m pleased to see Greg carry the course walk torch that was passed on by Steve Abbot. For those of you that don’t follow the OCR online forums, I read that Steve sold his Corvette and plans on spending more time with his wife. He mentioned taking up horseback riding with his wife whose been instructing for several years. I know I speak for a lot of fellow drivers when I say I hope Steve finds his way back to his autocross family on occasion. Eric Budai paired students and instructors, the red run group warmed


engines and soon after, the course was hot. And once again, we owes highfives to Attila Szilagyi and David Palmquist for designing an exhilarating and challenging arrangement of cones. Some of which this author mowed down despite my best efforts… sorry corner workers. My student and first time attendee, Eric Lin shared his brother Justin’s 2005 Carrera S. I can see from the posted results that Justin’s previous days at El Toro prepared him well as he posted a clean 71.12. A time that earned him the top spot in SS05. I hope to see both of these enthusiastic drivers in October. Remember drivers, seat time is everything! Well, good tires matter too. While on the topic, in the afternoon Dave Waddell lent me some 15” rear wheels wrapped in Ventus Hankook C71 rubber. I had my summer performance tires up front but the difference was dramatic and I can confess here that I’m now hooked. Thanks for the free taste, Dave!

As the day ended, we gathered up orange cones, folded tables and packed the truck. A chore made easier by the

“I’m pleased to see Greg carry the course walk torch that was passed on by Steve Abbot.” numerous people willing to lend a hand. Results were read and we learned that Carl Vanderschuit, driving his 2006 Boxster in CC09 with a 65.992, took top B.R.I. along with bragging rights. Jeremy Cottrell was nipping at Carl’s heels as he took second in this category. Well done drivers! Now, do I dry-clean my shirt or add a neon category to my laundry?

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Top row, left to right: Donuts, drivers and a word from our sponsor. Be fast on the track and slow in the pits. New signs serve as a good reminder for all attendees. Bottom row, left to right: Two thumbs up! Chuck Bartolon joins Steve in what’s sure to be a quick trip through the course. Many thanks to the timing crew! Kris Schuessler, Chris Barrington and Lorri Trotter at their usual posts.

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OCR Membership Anniversaries [6 years or more]

42 Years Alvin & Christina Keller 39 Years Scott & Janet Hendry 36 Years Todd & Bessie Lee 34 Years Thomas & Suzanne Calvert David & Karen Dimaria Steve Briscoe 31 Years Michael & Renee Hagen 27 Years Daniel Davis & Carole Bowman 25 Years Bob Schwalm Rick & Lucy Rawlins 21 Years Wayne & Elizabeth Miller 20 Years Mel & Suzanne Cecil 19 Years Kevin & Jason Van Fleet 17 Years Volker Kreiskott 16 Years Johnny Riz & Gloria Risvold Gary & Linda Falloon Eric & Michelle Blum John & Kathleen Moohr 13 Years Michael & Sue Graf Mark Wallace & Ron Miranda 12 Years Terry & Marilyn Green Brian & Betsy Dougherty Jack Zita Samuel Berro & Lori Ruben Richard Clark & Sue Morgan Samara Cardenas & Jose Palacio 11 Years Lawrence Bennett Norm & Carolyn Follis Rich Goold 10 Years Roger Ang Al Scsigulinsky Richard & Cindy Roth Richard & Barbara Wilkes 9 Years Dave & Terry McMurtrey Mark Minkoff Lynn & Wendy Noah Bruce & Kerry Norman Nelson Pai & Susan Ishioka Patrick Yriarte & Corinne Ramirez

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8 Years Richard & Ann Williams Bill & Tina Young 7 Years William & Cathy Haluck Jeff Kessler Craig & Denise Kirkpatrick Ken & Heidi Romero William & Joan Hugron 6 Years Gary & Georgia Culp G Fries & Mary Taylor New Member Derek Reiter with his Ivory 1979 911SC Ronald & Judy Lyons Robert & Lana McDonell Kathryn Reinholdt-Farwick & Jack Farwick Robert & Madeleine Florey Robert Thierjung Sandy & Catherine Schwartz Newport Beach/2004 Boxster

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Bob Weber receiving Lions Class Award from Bill Warner, founder of Amelia Island Concours

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My nephew, David Hankes, and I were approached by the Concours at St John’s Selection Committee at the Traverse City Porsche Parade and invited to bring the Peter Gregg 1977 Brumos Porsche 934.5 to their late July prestigious event. We jumped at the opportunity. Fellow PCA members from Michigan, many that I had never met before, enthusiastically assisted us in local transportation, concours accommodations and secured storage for the car. So, the Brumos 934.5 enjoyed a summer vacation in the western suburbs of Detroit. While in Plymouth, fellow Michigan PCAers allowed us free access to a 27,000 sq. ft. air conditioned empty office warehouse complex to prep the car. We were only one mile from the concours field. Our car and 3 others were the only ones in the facility! Saturday brought torrential rain all day that kept all other participant cars in their trailers. As the PCA saying goes, it’s not about the car; it’s about the people. Believe in that because it’s true. The 35th Concours of America at St John’s, held on Sunday July 28th, featured a wide variety of classic, rare and magnificent automobiles from around the United States and Europe from the first Detroit electric cars, to the exotic cars that ran in the world famous Great Race: the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Split Window Corvette; the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911; Jet Age Convertibles; Vintage NASCARS; Yenko and Nickey Chevrolet Camaros; CANAM race cars; and Detroit Iron including: early Lincolns; Cadillacs;

Chryslers and Packards and also Indianapolis Iron: Duesenbergs; and Pierce Silver Arrows. The Chief Honorary Judge was Wayne Carini from “Chasing Classic Cars” fame. Unfortunately, rain was a constant threat throughout the show and overcast skies gave way to drizzle a few times. Not good for convertibles or racecars with no windows in them. 300 cars were judged and 20,000+ people attended on the 200 rural acres, 27 hole golf course of the Inn at St John’s facility, a former seminary turned resort. For ease of access, free shuttle buses ran from 5 remote locations in the Villages of Plymouth and Northville. Twenty 911s were entered in the 50 Year Porsche 911 display. The “77 Brumos Porsche 934.5 was fortunate to win the Concours of America Lion Class Award for Porsche 911s from 1964 to 1978. David was particularly satisfied since we were up at 4am spotting the car on the field Sunday. On the way over, he got to witness what we all love about Turbo charged Porsches blue fire and flames coming from the waste gate and exhaust of the 934.5 at 5000 RPM. As it was pitch black out, he followed me on the 1-mile ride to the field providing “headlights” for me to see. David claims the Turbo light show coming from the 934.5 was well worth getting out of bed so early! Besides the Concours of America on Sunday, Friday and Saturday nights are concours nights and festivals on the streets of the Villages of Plymouth and SEPTEMBER 2013

Dave & Bob with red ribbon; David’s Best Part of The Day. Finished Prepping. Wrapped in Plastic. 11pm; The Business End of a 934.5. Made In Jacksonville

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Top to bottom: The Winged Dodge Chargers and Plymouth Superbirds ruled NASCAR until they were outlawed. Sounds familiar with the Porsche 917/30 and CANAM; Junior Johnson’s Famous 1963 Chevrolet Impala Holly Farms Poultry NASCAR stock car. Blue Ribbon Lion Class Award winner; Old vs New. Vintage Packard Race Car With Porsche 904 and Scuderia Ferrari Race Cars

Porsche 906 Race Car;

Yes, Dale Earnhardt drove a Petty Blue Cuda in NASCAR for Richard Petty

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Northville. Saturday also features a large annual RM Auction at the Inn at St Johns (www.theinnatstjohns.com). Sprinkle in some black tie events over the weekend, which we didn’t attend, and the nearby Henry Ford Museum and Village and you have a lot of events to keep you busy. You can feel the energy, pride and history of the American auto industry at this event. You are surrounded by the greatness of the Motor City. You are in the backyard of Detroit. Most locals are affiliated with the auto industry with their work. They are proud of their auto making heritage and more than hospitable to visitors. The Michigan PCAers went way out of their way to help us. Some references: For Pebble Beach or St Johns concours quality restoration contact Brian Joseph at Classic & Exotic Services, Inc. in Troy Michigan. www.classicandexotic. com. For day of concours assistance and enclosed trailer transportation - Midwest, East and West coast - contact Jakubus Transportation—jjakubus@yahoo.com. Joe is extremely honest, reliable and he is a Michigan PCA member. The 36th annual Concours of America at St John’s is an event to add to your bucket list. www.concoursusa.org. Mark your calendar. See some fantastic cars. Experience and feel automotive history of the Motor City.

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overhaul supplier and shall report on it next month. I am still favoring EFI conversions for the 911 with CIS. Especially the ‘daily driver’ 911s, as these EFI systems are reliable and yield 8-15 % fuel mileage increases as well as power gains, smoother running, etc. I will be reporting on this as well next year. Comparisons In Aircraft Maintenance Technology®, I see light aircraft are going to Diesel engines although they are calling it by it’s proper name, Compression-Ignition Engines. The new Cessna Skylane JT-A is powered by a 5 liter, horizontally opposed (Flat or Boxer) engine, 4 cylinder, air-cooled and oil cooled, TDI Diesel cycle, with turbocharger. The main advantage of this is simplicity and being able to use JET-A fuel. Better Fuel mileage and longer engine life. With ECU controls, reliability is increased and safety is greatly enhanced. For Cessna, this is bringing life back into the General Aviation market. What’s this got to do with Porsche? Well, we know that those Audi Turbo Diesel TDI race cars have won everything there is to race in and we know that now diesels make no smoke, no fumes and almost no NOISE. The mandate for 50+ MPG is bringing to market mini cars with mini engines, some like the typical 3 cylinder, 1.5 liter, diesels with, built into the design, integrated Turbochargers. One reporter said the Euro versions have off the line power like a small V-6 gas engine. There is no vibration, no shaking and they runs like a V-6! I would bet there will be a Porsche version coming along soon as Porsche has great engineering like nobody else on the planet! Godspeed Questions? Comments? Opinions? Contact me at riceturbos@sbcglobal.net or 714 539-1042 reasonable hours

Minaret Vista 9,265 feet

The last official event of the Mammoth Tour was a gondola trip up to the top of Mammoth Mountain (11,060 feet) for a 3600 view

4th Mammoth Lakes: (Continued from Page 7) displayed Porsches. The evening was clear, cool and crisp with outdoor fire places flickering and the village lights twinkling. Sunday morning’s breakfast meetup was at the Westin Hotel, again with reserved parking. Then off we went for a short drive to the Minaret Vista viewing area at 9,265 feet. The last official event of the Mammoth Tour was a gondola trip up to the top of Mammoth Mountain (11,060 feet) for a wonderful 360 degree view of the Eastern Sierras. As another successful tour, the Mammoth Lakes High Alpine Road

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Tour will be on my calendar for years to come. Thanks to Mark Coronado of Mammoth Lakes and Dave Ogen of the Diablo Region for hosting. Mark plans to establish a web site to help improve communications to all participants and spread the word about this great tour. Also, a special thanks to Scott Fleener, OCR, for helping me plan the caravan up Highway 395. Mark your calendars for the 2014 Mammoth Lakes Tour which is planned for the weekend of July 18th.

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so I had to convince her that this would be a great car for her to enjoy as well as all of the fun trips we would have. We soon found ourselves at the dealership negotiating on a 2007 Cayman S. The salesman quickly quoted his best price and Kathy, being the great negotiator she is, countered with “OK”. Fortunately the salesman took pity and knocked off a couple thousand more. Kathy drove the Cayman home that night. We have enjoyed many great events with Kathy’s brother and sister-in-law in the Porsche club. As a family, we have participated in several of Larry Moore’s rallies. We usually bring up the rear (come to think of it, my chili came in dead last in the chili cook-off too, so it is probably me) but it is all in good fun! Kathy has always been a team player when it comes to volunteering for duty at the concourse or other events, and now club members seem like part of our extended family. We did David Miranda’s Yosemite tour, which included 30 plus Porsches winding through the peaks and valleys

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Kathy helping out at the Shady Creek Concourse with ankle fracture with Gail Reinholdt and Gloria Moore

- such good memories. Another favorite is Bob Savic’s Paso Robles Wine Tour. Here Jim’s speed yellow 911 is in the fast group and our meteor gray CaymanS is pacing the slow group, but remember, it’s all about family. We are now snowbirds anchored on Whidbey Island in Washington. We have

joined the Pacific Northwest Region Club where we will enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest in our CaymanS. Winter months we will spend in So Cal with our friends in the Orange County PCA. New memories are waitin’ for us in “RCAYMAN”!


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There’s no place like home! Or make your bed and lie in it at the airport on the way home

for sale items. For me, this is one of the biggest draws of the magazine and in the past I’ve purchased several items from fellow club members. Not all of them useful, as it may have turned out, but all a bargain. Indeed, I’ve sold some items on the classifieds page myself. So go out to the garage and look around. If your a Porsche owner, I am sure there are some items and/or memorabilia out there that a fellow Porsche-a-phile would buy giving you some extra bucks and shelf space to buy more stuff. Bob Webber is our unsung hero of the classifieds and he’ll make sure that the copy reads correctly. Epic Drives We all have gone on Epic Drives, some

self-driven and others as the passenger. Certainly I’ve done a few, memorably in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, on the road to a town called “Duri”; ask me about it sometime. The year 2013 has brought two epic drives to me. The first down the Columbia River Gorge between Oregon and Washington to a placed called Redmond, Oregon. Driving down the eastern side of the Cascades and then back west through the Cascades and snow to the coast. All in one day. And recently Mrs. Cooper and I drove from Whistler, British Columbia via Kamloops to Northern Alberta (more or less) and hence to Jasper Park. A two-day bite of Canadian roads. It was beautiful with never melting snow and ice most of the time in view and nature much closer to hand than anything we’ll find in the southern half of California. Incidentally, in Jasper Park we saw a Grizzly Bear on the golf course, more or less played as a local hazard including a free drop. We let the Grizzly play through. I always find that these epic drives are bonding experiences with you and your other occupant. If it is your significant other it is a great place just to chat and relate. No hiding in the iPad, television or newspaper available. It is either therapy or disharmony and a chance for some rediscovery. Perhaps when we are considering going into relationships, an epic drive would be one way to fully inform on whether or not there is true compatibility? I would love to hear about any epic drives our readership has had,

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recently or even long ago. During our Canadian drive Mrs. Cooper and I even stopped by a Dairy Queen for a soft serve cone! If you have never done this you’ve missed a real slice of Americana. Don’t forget to get it chocolate dipped! Monterrey I write this almost exactly on the eve of my departure on a sort of mini-epic drive with Mrs. Cooper to Monterey to the weekend nostalgia fest there. Typically in the past, we’ve flown back and forth so as to be ready to be back on the job on Monday. However, now, with retirement that kind of haste is no longer necessary. So we are motoring up... I’ve always wanted to be a motorist, great word. We’ll do the road races and of course the epic Pebble Beach Concours pretending to be as well healed as the guy displaying the Duisenberg or Bugatti. All it takes is a sport coat and a champagne stem and you’re good to go, at least in your imagination. I highly recommend Passion Fish Restaurant in Pacific Grove. We WILL be there. TTFN That is, “ta ta for now” as said by Tigger in the “Winnie the Pooh” books. So we’ll leave it at that and look forward to seeing you at the White Gloves Concours, or maybe even a Dairy Queen, who knows?

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Classified Ads FOR SALE: 930- 911 TURBO 2005 996 Turbo S Coupe, Artic Silver Metallic/Black lthr, 34.6K mi. Orig paint. 600hp; 6spd manual, short shifter, black mats w/Porsche lettering, stainless exhaust pipes, aluminum/lthr shifter, brake handle. Porsche Certified Pre-Owned car. Never tracked, raced, no accidents. Mature owner. $61,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@autokennel.com.

‘99 996 Carrera Cabriolet, Arena Red Metallic/Gray lther, 72.7K mi. 1,200 miles on complete engine rebuild. 6-spd. 3-owner SoCal car. $22,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@autokennel.com. 2002 996 Carrera Cabriolet, Arctic Silver Metallic/Black Top/Black lthr. 46.7K mi. 6-spd manual. No accidents, original paint. 2-owner SoCal car. $29,490. Paul 714/3354911; paul@autokennel.com. OCR (1).

lther. RSR steel flares/genuine Factory duck tail spoiler. 2 owner SoCal Car. Built on a dry and straight 1971 911 T Chassis w/43,600 miles on odometer. Cosmetic restoration less than 1,000 miles ago. Engine rebuilt about 5-years ago (approx. 15k miles ago). 5-spd (915 gearbox). 2.7L true Carrera RS Spec MFI engine. Long time SoCal R Gruppe member. Straight and rust free. Over $165k invested; offered at $149,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@autokennel.com. OCR (1).

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FOR SALE: LATE MODEL 911-993-986-996-997 ’92 911 Carrera C2 Targa Maritime Blue/ Black lther. 67.4K mi. Rare original paint. 5spd manual, SoCal car. Crested rim caps, AM/FM radio w/cassette, 17” light alloy whls. $26,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@ autokennel.com. OCR (2).

2006 911 S Coupe, Atlas Grey/ Black lthr. 19.4K mi. 6 spd manual. Navigation, Bose high end sound system, 19” premium whls, fully loaded. Beautiful condition, clean CARFAX. $52,500. Donita or John 562/427-3971. OCR (1)

911S Coupe, Bahia Red Glasurit/Black lthr, 64.4K mi. Texas car. Single owner since new for 40 years!. Recent mechanical and cosmetic restoration. $159,000. Bill 619- 8407811. SDR (2)

’94 964 Speedster, Guards Red/Black lthr, 10K mi. Only 427 imported to USA. One owner SoCal car bought new at Newport Auto Center. 5 spd, sport seats, LSD, A/C. Dave 305/582-9723. GGR (1)

FOR SALE: EARLY 911-1960s

‘95 993 Carrera Cabriolet, Black/Champagne lthr, 85.4K mi. New clutch, A/C 6 spd manual. Crested rim caps, LSD, 17” Cup design whls. Full pwr seat left, comfort seat right, cruise control. $32,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@ autokennel.com. OCR (2). ‘97 993 Carrera Cabriolet Arena Red Metallic/Black Top/Classic Grey lthr, 65K mi. 6 spd, heated seats, no accidents. Original paint, except hood. $32,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@ autokennel.com. OCR (1).

‘67 912 Coupe, Irish Green/Black lther. 109.6K mi. 2.0L 911 engine installed w/15,000 miles on engine rebuild. Original color was 6605 Bahama Yellow. 5-spd (901) manual transmission. 3-owner California car. $49,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@ autokennel.com. OCR (2). ’69 911 T/R KLINE PORSCHE RACE CAR, Grand Prix White. Extensive Sebring, Daytona and IMSA, TransAm race history. Recent full restoration. Dave 305/582-9723. GGR (2)

FOR SALE: 911--1970s ‘73 911 2.7L RSR Tribute, Original Tangerine (2323 or 018)/Black

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FOR SALE: 911--1980s ‘84 911 Carrera Targa,Black/Black lther, 83K mi. 3.2L motor, Motronic F.I. 5 spd w/ short shift. A/C, pwr windows, mirrors & locks, original Factory top in excellent condition. Polished Factory Fuchs (6” & 7”), lowered Targa struts & shock tower brace. New deck & hood lifts, H4 headlamps, numbered Fittipaldi steering whl. 3rd owner of this (rust free) California car. $24,000 OBO. Bob. bobrennie@pacbell.net. OCR (2).

‘85 911 Euro Carrera Coupe, Black (A1)/Champagne/Black special lther (87). Rare Sonderwunsch (Special Wishes) Order. 115,000 Miles/183,000 (Continued on Page 40)

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Classified Ad Rates PCA Members - No charge for 2 times in the Pandemonium (2 consecutive months, photos free) Non-PCA Members - $10 for 2 times in the Pando (2 consecutive months; $5 extra for a photo) Make checks payable to: PCA/OCR Please contact Bob Weber at 714-960-4981 at 714-960-4981 or hbobw930@aol.com

Classifieds Contd: km (Recent engine rebuild...less than a few years ago. 915 5-spd. One owner SoCal car since new w/original pink slip. No accidents. Numbers matching. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. $64,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@autokennel.com. OCR (1).

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2001 Boxster S, Black/Black lthr, 41.8K mi. 6-spd manual. 1-owner SoCal car. No accidents/never tracked. $23,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@autokennel.com. OCR (2). ‘88 911 Carrera Targa, Venetian Blue Metallic/Marine Blue lther, 128.4K mi. G50 5spd trans, less than 40,000 Miles/5-Years since TopEnd engine rebuild. 2 owner SoCal car. Numbers matching, immaculate original paint. $24,990. Paul 714/335-4911; paul@ autokennel.com. OCR (1)

FOR SALE: 924-928-944-968

‘87 924S. Guards Red/Black; 94K mi. Concours Winner. Electric sunroof. new belts, flex plate, PS pump. Rebuilt automatic transmission. Ready for the next 90,000 miles. 12 Disk CD remote controlled CD Changer. Great Cruising Car, Balanced Handling. Still THE entry level Porsche. $6,000 . Bruce 760-567-3819; BHerrington@Telis.org. OCR (1)

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FOR SALE: CAYANNE & CAYMAN 2010 Cayenne S Transsyberia. Black/Black lthr w/ orange trim inside and out. 36K mi. Rare Transsyberia Trim package Cayenne S. Certified Pre-owned, warranty. All the off road goodies: air suspension, PDCC, Off road Technology package, tow package, A/C , Factory GPS system, removable light bar, back-up camera, Satellite radio, Lojack, Alcantara. Well maintained. Can email window sticker with full details and complete options list. $54,995. Tom, 619491-0150, tb911@tbsoftware.net


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