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the drifter Sacramento Valley Region - Porsche Club of America

April 2007


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2007 Board of Directors President Mike Willis 916.363.8313 2748 Tiffany West Way, Sacramento, CA 95827 president@svr.pca.org Vice President Kerner Breaux 916.966.2425 5018 Shadowood Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 vicePresident@svr.pca.org Secretary Kevin Dougherty 916.983.7774 P.O. Box 6006, Folsom, CA 95630 secretary@svr.pca.org Treasurer Betty Silva 12 Oak Lane, Suisun Valley, CA 94534 treasurer@svr.pca.org

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Social Director Cookie Anderson 916.988.6534 6320 Hickory Lane, Orangevale, CA 95662 svrsocialdirector@sbcglobal.net Membership Director Rik Larson 916.481.6084 2120 Maddox Court, Carmichael, CA 95608 membership@svr.pca.org

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Volume 45, No.4 4 5, 6 9 10 12 12 13 14 15 16 11 2 3 6 7 13 14 17 19 20 20

April 2007 Upcoming Events

May dinner meeting CRAB 33: last call Western Railway Museum tour San Simeon 2007 Race Aircraft tour SVR region autocross #1 Santa Barbara Region charity tour to Parade 2007 Stompin’ at the Schultz III Zone 7 autocrosses Concours on Campus Zone 7 concours Summer Solstice SVR Zone 7 rally Features and Reviews Early Porsche Parades Columns and Departments Chilli’s chatter Mike Willis Coming events The social scene Cookie Anderson Drifting back Larry Wilson It takes skill Lisa Thomas March 7 board meeting Kevin Dougherty April membership report Rik Larson Goodie Store Tom Sisson The Last Word Bud Behrens Drifter Classified

Information and Committee Directory

Competition & Safety Director Matt Deter 916.630.8924 5645 Harvest Road, Rocklin, CA 95765 porsche@deter.com

Autocross Chair Matt Deter 916.630.8924 5645 Harvest Road, Rocklin, CA 95765 porsche@deter.com

Rally Chair Helen Ashuckian 916.481.2759 5440 Tree Side Dr., Carmichael, CA 95608 helena@lanset.com

Webmaster John Murphy 916.858.2304 11508 Armour Court, Gold River, CA 95670 webmaster@svr.pca.org

Driver Education Chair Frederick D. Rauch 916.989.3199 9580 Oak Ave. Parkway, Ste. 7 #188, Folsom, CA 95630 fdr@fdrmotorsports.com

Technical Chair Lisa Thomas lisa@pure9design.com

Past President Jeff Kinder 916.765.2801 4320 Freemont’s Loop, Rescue, CA 95672 pastPresident@svr.pca.org

Charity Chair Susan Fleming 916.985.4142 107 Cobb Court, Folsom, CA 95630 trfleming@comcast.net

Editor Bud Behrens 209.477.6496 6424 Culpepper Place, Stockton, CA 95207 budnmaryann@cs.com

Concours Chair Kent Brandon 916.663.1702 3450 Hector Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658 kent.brandon@ncbb.net

Zone 7 Representative Larry Sharp – Golden Gate Region 925.371.2258 1119 Megan Road, Livermore, CA 94550 larrysharp@comcast.net

Goodie Store Tom Sisson 209.296.5352 14537 Surrey Junct. Ave., Sutter Creek, CA targatom@volcano.net

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G24 Chair Rachel Johnson & 916.933.4282 Kim Nelson 305 Glen Ridge Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 kim356@directcon.net Advertising Manager Dick MacFarlane 916.482.0652 5740 Windmill Way #11 • Carmichael, CA 95608 dickm@hpsionline.com

Sacramento Valley Region, Porsche Club of America (SVR), publishes the Drifter monthly for its members. Written contributions and photos are welcome and should be e-mailed to the editor. The deadline for material is one month prior to the month of publication. SVR members should notify the membership director promptly of an address change to insure uninterrupted delivery. All material in this newsletter is protected by copyright. However, newsletter editor of others regions chartered by the Porsche Club of America may reprint any article provided that credit is given to the author and Sacramento Valley Region and that The Drifter is cited as the source.

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Chilli’s chatter by Mike Willis

CRAB

is here this month. This event is not to be missed. The weekend-long event begins with the ever-popular Friday night welcome party and gymkhana. On Saturday you can take your pick of two tours, which are followed by the all-you-can-eat CRAB dinner. The rally and the concours are on Sunday. Where else can you have a weekend party with friends? The Towe Auto Museum is again our headquarters for CRAB. On April 14th Doug and John are touring again and are taking us to the Western Railway Museum. How many remember the red cars that used to be on the Bay Bridge? Well if you don’t you will be able to see them, as well as a variety of other trolley cars. There is even a short ride on some of the cars. We made it; the Drifter is really back on schedule. I know I have said this before, but this time I received the March Drifter before writing this little piece. Since our publishing deadlines require that we get our information to Bud by the first of the preceding month, it makes some of what appears here dated. But all in all, we try to get you the information you need to decide what you would like to do with the SVR and your Porsche. Thanks to Karen and Cookie for putting on the dinner meeting at Wong’s. This dinner is always as success, and with our friends, even more so. Share the wealth is working and should offset so of our costs for the Christmas party or another event. There will be no dinner meeting in April because of CRAB. SVR members are invited to participate in the TrackMasters Drivers Education event at Thunderhill on April 13. For the autocrossers there are the Zone 7 autocrosses #2 and #3 in Santa Rosa on April 28th and 29th. We continue to look for your ideas and suggestion for the “out-of-the-box” scenario. We still will have the “box” at the dinner meetings for you suggestions or you may send your suggestions by e-mail. Thanks, Keith, for your ideas and thoughts. On May 5th there will be the Race Aircraft Tour. May driver’s education events include a one-day event at Thunderhill on May 11thand a weekend at Fernley’s 3-mile track on May 26th and 27th. Matt and others will present our first SVR region autocross on May 12th. The San Simeon Tour will also be in May. Check the calendar and information in the Drifter. Remember if it is not fun, then do not do it, but let us know why it was not fun. Our goal is to make it fun with each other and with our Porsches.

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April and May Events May 10

Social May Dinner Meeting; see page 4.

April 13 April 28-29 May 11 May 12 May 26-27

Autocross & Track SVR Driver Education at Thunderhill; for info, contact Frederick D. Rauch at 916.989.3199. Zone 7 Autocross #2 and #3; see page 14. SVR Driver Education at Thunderhill; for info, contact Frederick D. Rauch at 916.989.3199. SVR Autocross at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds; for info, contact Matt Deter at 916.630.8924, e-mail Porsche@deter.com. SVR Driver Education at Reno-Fernley; for info, contact Frederick D. Rauch at 916.989.3199.

May 20

Concours Zone 7 Concours #1, hosted by Yosemite Region, at San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton; see page 15.

April 14 May 5 May 18-20 April 20-22

Tour Western Railroad Museum tour; see page 9. Racing Aircraft Tour; see page 12. San Simeon 2007; see page 10.

Multi-Event CRAB 33; see page 5.

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May Dinner Meeting Thursday, May 10, 2007

Social Hour at 6:00 P.M. Dinner at 7:00 P.M.

1201 Orlando Avenue • Roseville

Dinner Choices: 1. Half-Slab Pork Ribs • 2. Chicken • 3. Mahi Mahi (pan seared, then pit-smoked) 4. Combo (Choose three from: Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs, Sliced Beef, Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, Hot Links or Chicken) All dinners include: salad or homemade soup, cornbread, banana nut bread or fresh-baked mini loaf, choice of baked potato or garlic mashed potato or Texas fries, vegetables or corn-on-the cob, and tax & tip.

All this for one low price of $23.50

Beer & Wine Available • Corkage Fee: $5.00 Advance choices not required • Order at the table

Limited to 40 Persons • RSVP by May 7th Call Barbie Flores at 916.631.0819 or Sheila McDade at 916.632.1737 or e-mail jmmcdade@pacbell.net

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LAST CALL

CRAB 33

The Premier Porsche Weekender April 20-22, 2007

Your CRAB 33 registration includes the Friday night Welcome Party, Registration, and fun; the Saturday Driving Tours, FunKhana, Walking Tour, CRAB 33 Banquet, and more fun; the Sunday Rally, Concours, FunKhana, Beer & Brat Picnic, and still more fun. Plus the camaraderie of great Porsche people and door prizes!!!

To obtain a CRAB 33 entry form, visit the SVR website at www.derporsche.net or contact Buzz Lynn at (916) 730-4420 or Julia Lynn at (916) 402-0443 or e-mail jlynn62@earthlink.net.

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CRAB 33 - last call by Buzz Lynn

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t’s time for CRAB, the acronym for “Crab, Rally, Autocross, and Begegnung” (A little Deutsch lingo: “Begegnung” is German for a meeting or gathering). It really means a big regional Porsche party that lasts a whole weekend. And it’s right here in our own back yard at the Towe Auto Museum. Plan to attend CRAB 33 beginning Friday evening, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd. CRAB 32 was the biggest ever, with around 190 people attending and with over 90 Porsches from 6 PCA regions. Why not join in this year’s fun? Here’s what you’ll be in for. Friday Reception: Following registration, visit the beer and wine bar and mingle with the other CRABbers. Friday Funkhana: This is a sort of closed, precision driving course on a parking lot. Last year it tested the ability of all contestants (including men) to apply lipstick while backing their cars through a set of cones. Walking Tour: This is sort of scavenger hunt for information taking you through the trivia of little-known automotive history. Interstate Oil sponsors this event. Saturday Tours: There are two tours this year: a guided tour to Malakoff Diggings in the northern Sierra foothills, and a self-guided tour into the Sierra foothills. Either tour affords an opportunity to drive your car, and mingle with Porsche friends. Both are sponsored by Engine Builders Supply. Saturday Crab Feed: The high point of CRAB is the full crab feed, brought to you exclusively by Niello Porsche, and catered by Rudy’s Hideaway Restaurant. Kirk Bradford, “The Voice of Crab,” returns as master of ceremonies. Dick MacFarlane, SVR’s own resident DJ, will spin your favorite tunes all weekend. You will leave happy, full of crab, with a door prize in hand, having spent an evening of fun. Sunday Rally: Helen Ashuckian will be our rallymaster and will lead us on an excursion that will test our skills at following directions and at arriving at each check point on time. You won’t need a map, just the ability to follow directions and get from point A to point B. Give it a try! Thanks to Frank’s Automotive for their generosity in sponsoring this event. Sunday Concours d’Elegance: a serious one (elegant) and a fun one (not so elegant), both sponsored by Fabrication Specialties. The fun one is the more popular, since the cars do not need to be pristine or rare. Points are won in the wackiest of ways, from clutter, extra mud, paint chips to the presence of stickers and stuffed animals in the back seats. You never know on what criteria your car will be judged, so it is impossible to prepare, and even more impossible to resist entering your car. The serious one is – well, you know.

The social scene

by Cookie Anderson, SVR Social Director

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or all of you new and old members now is time to wash and wax your cars and get them out on the road. Our activity schedule has a few open Sundays, so if of you have any ideas and would like to help set up a tour, don’t hesitate to give me a call or email me at social@svr.pca.org. We want to make this year interesting and fun for all. The new members joining Sacramento Valley Region have pushed our membership to a little over six hundred. Being an active member is what keeps this club going, whether it is though participation in tours, rallies, autocross, concours or dinner meetings. I want to express a few things to our new members: I know that being a new member of an organization such as SVR may be a little intimidating. I was in that position a little over a year ago, so I can speak from experience. As your social director and as a member of the board, I have learned how important it is to get involved. My job is to help you set up your tours, dinners or rallies by getting the information out to our members through e-mail blasts or phone calls. If you have any suggestions, but don’t really want to chair an event, you may be able to get one of our older members to assist you. I know it’s sometimes hard to step forward and make suggestions, but I am willing to listen and help you. Have you ever thought of getting yourself certified in first aid CPR for adults and children? Well here is your chance. I have set two days for these classes to be offered October 13th and 14th. So mark your calendar, and if you are interested in such training, look for information I will be sending on these classes at a later time.

Sunday Beer and Brat: This Sunday lunch includes “brats” (German sausages, not spoiled children), the usual accompaniments, and keg beer or soft drinks. The sponsor is IPB-Autosport. For those who have never attended CRAB, this is an event not to be missed. For those who have been here before, it’s still an even not to be missed – ever! So come one, come all, and join your Porsche buddies for the best Porsche-inspired weekend this side of Parade. Mark your calendar now, and plan to attend CRAB 33. Get CRABby! Comfortable, safe and affordable hotel rooms will be available nearby at Marriott Fairfield Inn-Natomas with special rates and shuttle service to the Towe Museum available for CRAB attendees. Remember to check out the SVR website at www. derporsche.net for more details as April 20th draws closer. A special thank you to European Auto Body, Reflections in Glass, and Batteries Plus, for their sponsorship of this outstanding event, as well. See you there!

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Drifting back April 2007 by Larry Wilson

30 Years Ago (April 1977) CRAB 6 (April 15-17, 1977), with John and Candy Wong as chairs, had a huge turnout (125 cars entered by March 10 board meeting, including 60 SVR cars). Jerry Freitas, Paul Baldarelli and Mike Willis helped autocross chair Ted Colbert set up the long course in Lot A, Cal-Expo (last car ran at 6:10 P.M.) More setup help included Dave Neukom, Paul Bates, Jim McDade, Rich Burke, and Rich Farlinger. Larry Wilson and Harvey Cain babbled away as announcers. Tech was handled by Merle and Georgene Dodds, Barry Waltrip, Darrel Overstreet, Kern Breaux, and others. Double-shift course workers included Pat McLaughlin, Scott MacKay, Ray Seamans, Ted Fukushima, Rik and Lettie Larson, and Jack Samples. Joe Reitmier of Golden Gate Region was TTOD, again. At the banquet, Bob Schleh was the “Voice of Crab” and recognized dignitaries Mick Williams, PCA national president and Hank Malter, national treasurer. The CRAB 6 Rally on Sunday, written by Rik Larson, covered 110 miles in four hours with, as it turned out, very tough route instructions (only 79 of 92 cars completed the rally). Best score was turned in by the Keith McMahan and Ned McDaniel team (108 pts). John Clever and Jim Pasha max’ed the first rally leg, thus finished fourth in equipped class (736 pts). Mike and Vicki Willis had second-best score (359 pts) with Mike Doran and Kathi Koepsell close behind (360 pts). The team of Ralph Heath and Joyce Karver came in last (1,629 pts), but they FINISHED! National PCA Prez, Mick Williams, missed the last two checkpoints. Non-CRAB news in the April Drifter: Members Hank Feenstra (E Production Speedster) and Darrel Overstreet (C Production 914-6) just completed SCCA Race Drivers School at Sears Point and will soon be featured at San Francisco Region SCCA road races. Pat Wilson was the only winner (Class 17) among 20 SVR drivers at the April 24th Zone 7 autocross at Fairfield.

20 Years Ago (April 1987) Mark Plantz complained to event chair, Tambra Kroetz, that excessively slow speeds on the April 12 Nevada City Tour was giving his 911 engine a bad case of sludge build-up. “Nonsense,” said Tambra as she set a deliberate path with all due haste to the first stop at a funky bar in Cool for the thirteen cars entered, followed by a tour of historical L.A. (lower Auburn). Gary and Claire Teske of the Shasta Region joined the tour along with new members Linda and Richard Dern and Dave and Janice Witteried. Ron and Sally Boeck led the group to Ron’s favorite L.A. bar. Finally, the tour reached its destination - the American Victorian Museum in Nevada City, located in an old foundry that in 1878 actually cast a “variable impulse generator.” “Wow!” - the crowd gasped. Refreshments at the Nevada City Winery capped a fine day and one Butte of a Tour. A “First” for the April 26 SVR Autocross School - event chair Kern Breaux actually drew the course-map before driving the truck and autocross trailer around the Cal-Expo parking lot to dispense the cones to outline the course. Twenty-six students and nine instructors had Lot A and the access roads to themselves for a full day of testing and instruction. Plenty of runs. Cindi Breaux wrote the Drifter piece on this event and confessed that she couldn’t develop a “killer instinct” despite the best efforts of instructors Terry Zaccone, Dwight Mitchell, and Mary Ann Behrens. Cindi said she did well, however, in the “social part of autocrossing,” this time at the Round Table Pizza parlor. At one point, all nine instructors got on the Lot A course at the same time, with passing permitted only on the straights. Right. No PCA Safety Observers admitted to being onsite, thank you very much. Continued

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10 Years Ago (April 1997) At the April 5th “Rallye de Bus” (actually, a big van), Rik Larson offered 18 people the opportunity to ride in one vehicle and see the lefts and rights of time and distance rallies. The next day, April 6th, the Zone 7 “Spring Flowers Rally” by SVR, with Phillip Marks rallymaster, provided 11 rally teams with a simple three-leg easy time and distance rally through the foothills, ending in a Rocklin pizza parlor. Top SVR finishers were Phil Lawrence and Kathleen Riley (3rd Beginners Class - 535 points), Richard Wetzel and Rik Larson (1st Expert Unequipped Class - 53 points), and Helen Ashuckian and J. Toney (1st Expert Equipped Class - 13 points). The April 12th Car Care tech session hosted by Don Joe of Fabrication Specialties was a hit for 35 attentive SVR members and featured a demonstration of Meguire products to beautify the Porsche. The next day, April 13th, the Blackhawk Tour presented by Rich McGlumphy offered a choice photo-op in front of the Backhawk Automotive Museum for early sign-ups before checking out the priceless one-of-a-kind and limited production cars on display. The afternoon was devoted to a picnic and wine tasting at Wente Vineyards and more agricultural inspection at Concannon Vineyards.

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If you entered the April 19th SVR Autocross & Driver Education at Mather Field by Dwight Mitchell, you were also offered the evening ground school session April 16th at Niello Porsche. Entry was limited to the first 50 registrants to provide an optimum opportunity for students to learn car-control. April 25-27, CRAB 25, The Silver Anniversary, should say it all. Now for the details. Greg and Cyndee Peart (SVR) won People’s Choice at the concours. Tom Provasi (LPR) with a 74.317 seconds run edged out Larry Grove’s (RR) 74.617 for TTOD at the autocross. Ralph Heath (SVR) was the top turtle with a run of 100.061 in his newly restored 356A Speedster. He was watchin’ out for gravel. The best gymkhana result was tied: two minutes 28 seconds flat turned in by Hank Watts (LPR) and Nikki Duncan (SVR) and Tom and Sandy Provasi (LPR) beating the next fastest team, Roberta Kauk and David Piazzese (SVR) by five seconds. The all-conquering SVR team of Helen Ashuckian and J. Toney won the rally overall beating 45 other teams with a total score of 22 points.

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Western Railway Museum Tour Saturday, April 14

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uring the late 1800s and early 1900s, before good roads and reliable autos, San Franciscans traveling to Sacramento and Chico rode inter-urban electric trains, or trolleys. Ranging from Spartan to luxurious, all paused at Rio Vista Junction, just east of Travis AFB, to pick up and discharge passengers. Rio Vista Junction depot is long gone, but the superb Western Railway Museum has taken its place. In route, we’ll stop at the Old Sugar Mill, formerly a sugar beet processing factory, now hosting several vintners, including Carvalho Family wines. A gift shop and reception hall are open, and restoration of this grand old building is continuing.. Next, we’ll wind along the Sacramento River to the smooth, tortuous, Porsche-friendly roads of the Montezuma Hills. The Western Railway Museum provides a rare opportunity to experience how Californians traveled a hundred years ago. It includes over 100 trains, a Car House, a Restoration Shop and a beautiful, new visitors’ center. • Ride an electric train through the picturesque Montezuma Hills on the original tracks of the Sacramento Northern Railway. Coach passengers travel in a trolley, with plush red seats and dark wood paneling. First class passengers will take a 1914 parlor car, with overstuffed chairs, bronze light fixtures and floral carpets. • Check out the 25 antique trolleys in the 20,000 sq ft Car House. Negotiations are currently under way for a private tour of the Restoration Shop, normally closed to the public. • Bring your lunch for a picnic in tree-shaded Laflin Park on the museum grounds. SVR Trip fee is $5.00. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children 14 and under, paid at the door. Coach ride is included in the price of museum admission. First class parlor-observation car is $5 additional. To register & further information: Doug Klein dougk@surewest.net (916)780-7989 or John Payne japayne@ucdavis.edu Cell (530)219-2319 Home (530)756-4767 Meet at the Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front St. 10:00 registration. 10:20 drivers’ meeting. 10:30 departure.

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San Simeon 2007 May 18, 19, & 20th Mark your calendars now for this special tour. We are going this time of the year to take advantage of the evening tours of the castle. On Friday we will leave early in the morning touring to San Simeon in our usual not so straightforward route. We will stop in Hollister for our picnic lunch and regroup for the tour down hwy 25 to Paso Robles and the wineries. Some will remember Peach Tree Road!!! In the Paso Robles area are numerous wineries for the tour members to enjoy the various varieties of wines. Be sure to pick up a bottle for the dinner and arrival party. Speaking of dinner we will again have our dinner Saturday evening with all the fixings and is included in the tour cost. YOU will need to make your own castle tour reservations www.hearstcastle.com tour reservations and select May 19, 2007 tour time should be from 7:50 or 8:10pm as we are having dinner on Saturday eve. Reserve NOW if you going on this tour. Reservation window opens January 20th and reservations for these popular tours book up fast. Lodging option #1 – Courtesy Inn: If you stay at the Courtesy Inn, your tour cost will be $230 for two people for two nights lodging and Saturday dinner and SVR tour costs. See http://courtesyinns.com/index.php for more room information. We will make your room reservations and pay for your courtesy inn rooms, as they are included in the tour costs. Lodging Option #2 – Cavalier Resort: If you stay at the Cavalier Resort, you must make your own reservations and pay the hotel directly. Room rate is $161.00 (Kinds Row Rooms) per night plus tax. See http://cavalierresort.com/ for more information. Call 800-826-8168 to make your reservation. Mention the Porsche Club to get our room rate. With this lodging option your tour cost will be $120 for two people for Saturday dinner, and SVR tour costs. You must also let us know that you are staying at the Cavalier so you do not get billed/charged the “normal” tour fee. NOTE: Tour limited to 35 cars because of lunch and dinner space. More space might be available if tour becomes oversubscribed and additional arrangements can be made. To reserve your spot please let us know by email mikew@cwo.com by April 1st. to confirm your reservation please send $120.00 deposit check (payable to PCA-SVR to: Mike & Emily Willis 2748 Tiffany West Way Sacramento, CA 95827

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Early Porsche Parades

by Ginny Case, San Diego Region (from THE WINDBLOWN WITNESS)

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t is almost Parade time again. This brings to mind the First Porsche Parade held in Gaithersburg, Maryland in July 1956 at the Motel Washingtonian. It was a four-day event and the room rent was $12.00 a day. We were excited to attend the First Parade and to meet Bill Sholar, who started it all, and to talk with other Porsche enthusiasts. The event consisted of a gymkhana, a rally, and a written test of technical questions. There were seventy-one cars registered. We also had one victory banquet with the awarding of trophies. The attending Porsche factory representatives were Herbert Dramm and Wolfgang Reitzel. Karl Grassow came from Max Hoffman in New York City, importer of Porsche cars. The factory representatives had a limited command of the English language, and this was their first time in America. It was amazing how well we all communicated. When questions would come up about fixing our Porsches or “souping them up,” they understood them well enough. Herb Dramm answered one of these questions with: “That’s none of your domm business.” Everyone roared laughing at that. As the days progressed however, he mellowed somewhat and would look in his little black book and say, “Yah, you can do that.” The Porsche Factory was not enthused about us working on our cars. Another of Herb’s “Drammisms” occurred when a number of Porsche novices wondered what would happen if they ran their engines beyond the redline. That question was asked him over a midnight “bull” session. Dramm, whose rapidlyexpanding command of the English language was something of wonderment to everyone, including himself, observed: “Take off duh hut and put it auf dem tailpipe.” We bit and asked “why?” “To catch der vah-l- vuzz as they come oot!” They were wonderful and worked very hard. A nice “bonus” was having them check everyone’s car and finish with a test drive to show up any defects! We did have several technical sessions on maintenance, ignition, clutch, carburetion, valve train, transmission, steering and finally, driving our cars.

Jack and Ginny Case (photo by Skip Carter)

One of the reasons the club was formed was to be able to collectively have a voice to the Porsche Factory, requesting parts and better service. In those days a good Porsche mechanic was hard to find. You had to do some work on your cars. By the time the third Parade was held, there were factory representatives giving talks on: “How to drive der Porsche” and “How to fix der Porsche.” The First Parade naturally spent time in organization. I was amused to read again from the Panorama issue following the Parade regarding Family Memberships. I quote: “The Family Membership is to give the wives of PCAers an official status in the club and the dignity of “belonging” inasmuch as they are called upon to work on rallies, committees, gymkhana, and social activities.” How times have changed! We recently had an excellent, enthusiastic female president and continue to have a female Panorama editor who manages to turn out exciting and informative issues every month. We didn’t have a Concours d’Elegance until the second Parade in 1957, held at the same Washingtonian. There were 117 Porsches registered from 18 states. Jack was elected Executive Vice President. His job transferred him to California, so his task then was to help the western regions organize. We also flagged down every Porsche we saw to give them a PCA application form. We then met Paul Madigan, the founder of the San Diego PCA Region. Jack was also associate editor for Panorama. This was great for us as Press Passes got us into the pits at the races and on the corners of Laguna Seca. It is hard for us sometimes, to adjust to the fact that the club has gotten so large and the Parades sometimes cumbersome. We look back to those simpler times when we really did have a Parade through the streets and everyone just enjoyed driving their Porsches. The fun was immeasurable!

Ed: Jack and Ginny Case are charter members of PCA. The license plate of their Boxster announces that fact. the drifter

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Race Aircraft Tour • Saturday May 5 From Starbucks in Town Center Mall, El Dorado Hills Registration begins at 7:30 A.M. • Depart at 8:30 A.M.

Our tour will travel from Sacramento to Ione to look over several of the unlimited racing aircraft that are hangered there, including the winner of last year’s Reno Air Races. We hope you will join us for a fun drive and an interesting time viewing these unique, history-making aircraft. This is the world’s fastest motor sport. Think of going racing at speeds over 500 mph, just off the ground, around an eight-mile course with eight other aircraft in the air at the same time and your body experiencing several four-G turns around the course. This is air racing! It has been called the world’s fastest motor sport. Air racing has been around since early 1900 with memorable events being held throughout the US during the 1920’s 1930’s and 1940’s. The longest-lasting air racing event is the National Champion Air Races held each year in Reno. The Reno Air Races started in 1963 and have been held each September since then. There are several classes of race aircraft including Biplane class, Formula class, T-6 class, Jet class, and Unlimited Class. The Unlimited class is the fastest of the race aircraft and generally consists of WW2 fighter aircraft that have been modified to perform far beyond the original manufacturer’s specifications. The Unlimited Class also has some customdesigned aircraft specifically developed for racing. You will get a copy of the route when you register, along with a list of the day’s activities. Questions? Call 916.719.8033 or e-mail Richard_Jewell@fws.gov. Hope to see you there. Dick Jewell, Tourmaster

Sacramento Valley Region – PCA Presents

SVR Series Autocross #1

Saturday, May 12, 2007 San Joaquin County Fairgrounds - Stockton, CA Morning check-in and tech from 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. Late check-in and tech from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. First car out at 9:00 A.M. • No open exhaust Fee: $35.00 per driver Register online at http://svr-autocross.deter.com/ Questions? Contact Matt Deter at porsche@deter.com (916) 630-8924 Directions: From I-5 or Hwy 99, take Hwy 4 (Crosstown Freeway) toward Downtown Stockton. Take the Wilson Way exit South onto Wilson Way. Turn left at Charter Way and then right through the gate into the fairgrounds. Follow the access road, bear left at the Y-intersection, continue straight, and turn right to enter the parking lot.

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It takes skill

by Lisa Thomas, SVR Technical Chair

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y C4 is in the shop having the clutch repaired. I had planned to fix it myself but decided to put it in someone else’s hands and just look forward to days filled with track days and autocross events. I have now done everything I can to maximize power and road holding. The original “stock” motor put out 247 horsepower; after modifications I estimate it now produces around 312hp. The car weighs a few hundred pounds less than when new. How much horsepower does it take to go fast? Newton’s first law of motion says an object moving at a constant speed in a straight line continues moving forever unless acted on by an external force. Why then, is it necessary to keep your foot on the gas to keep a car moving at a constant speed? Keeping your foot on the gas means that you are making the engine apply force to the ground, which applies a reaction force forward on the car in order to keep it moving. According to the owner’s manual, our 996 Turbo has a top speed of 190 miles per hour and produces 415 hp. This means that if you keep your foot all the way down, using up all 415 hp, you can eventually go 190 mph. But it takes a while to get there. In this car, you can get to 60 mph in about 4.0 seconds (if you don’t spin the wheels). There are 22 feet per second gained for every 15 miles per hour, or about 11⁄2 car lengths for a 14-foot, 8-inch car such as a late-model Porsche. Thus, 30 mph a second is three car lengths and at 60 mph it is six. If you lose an autocross by one second (and you’ll be pretty good if you can do that, considering all the good drivers in our region), you’re losing by somewhere between 3 and 6 car lengths! This is because the average speed in an autocross is between 30 and 60 mph. Every time you plow a little or get a little sideways, your competition is overtaking you by a car length or so. One of the reasons autocross is challenging from the driver’s stand point, is that you can’t make up this time. If you make a mistake on a track, you may have a few more laps to make it up. But the autocrosser who makes the fewest mistakes usually wins!

At rest, if the car has a 50/50 weight distribution, there is half the total weight of the car (or load) on the rear tires. If you stomp on the throttle, the tires will spin. Tires cannot respond with a forward force greater than the weight they bear. In a rear drive car, weight transfer acts to make the driving wheels capable of withstanding greater forward force, even more so as in the case of Porsche’s with their engines out back. In a front drive car, weight transfer works against acceleration, so you have to be even gentler on the throttle if you have a lot of power. An all-wheel drive car puts all the wheels to work delivering force to the ground and is theoretically the best. This is why it is important to squeeeeeeeze the throttle gently when launching. The driver needs find the correct amount of throttle to get the engine up to where it is pushing on the tire contact patch at half the weight of the car because half of the weight is on the front wheels and is unavailable to increase the sticking of the rear, or the driving tires. Once the car is moving there will be some weight transfer to the rear and you can then ask the tires to take full throttle. All this seems to contradict Newton’s first law. An automobile moving at constant speed in a straight line on level ground is acted on by a number of external forces that slow it down. Without these forces, the car would coast forever. You must counteract these forces with the engine, which creates the force that keeps the car moving. The most important external force is air resistance or drag. The second most important force is the friction (or rolling resistance) between the tires and the pavement. These forces always act to oppose the motion of the car in whatever direction it is going. So it seems the guy with the most power, the biggest wing, the most sticky tires, and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) overriding all of his mistakes would have the advantage every time. I am reminded of the guy annoyingly in front of me on the track whose car sports a massive wing and sticky tires and not realizing these produce a physical effect that’s slowing the car down. This proves Newton’s third law: The external friction forces are opposed by the internal reaction forces (driver errors), which act as braking forces, slowing the car. How big are the resistance forces, and what role does horsepower play? Now I am reminded of the little Miatas passing us all. It takes skill.

Getting to the 2007 San Diego Parade We can all slog down Highway 99, Highway 5 or via Highway 101 but why not add a little spice to the trip and participate in the 2007 Santa Barbara Region Charity Tour to the Parade? Join with other Porsche road buddies, take byways you may have not traveled before and make a contribution to Food Bank programs in Ventura County and San Diego. The 2006 edition of this charity tour collected over 1,100 pounds of canned goods on the way from Southern California to the Portland, Oregon Parade last year. The party starts Thursday night, June 28th in Solvang, a Danish village in Northern Santa Barbara County, and arrives about noon at Parade headquarters on Saturday, June 30th. The driving instructions will keep you on route and entrants travel at their own pace. Entry forms are in preparation. The route is being developed. Registration will be open in late March. Keep your eye on the Santa Barbara Region web page for more information (www.pcasb.org) or call David Stone at 805.389.8999.

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March 7, 2007 SVR board meeting By Kevin Dougherty, SVR Secretary

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resident Mike Willis called the meeting to order at 7:06 P.M. In attendance were Mike Willis, Kern Breaux, Cookie Anderson, Betty Silva, Matt Deter, Helen Ashuckian and John Murphy, Rik Larson, Kim Nelson, Rachel Johnson (who recorded the minutes), Jeff and Kim Kinder, Carl Brakensiek, and Doug Klein. Absent: Bud Behrens, Tom Sisson, and Kevin Dougherty The February minutes were reviewed and accepted. Post Event Review: • Christmas Party – Kern indicated there are a couple of unresolved issues that need to be resolved and the committee is working on them. It was voted and approved to move the Christmas party to the 2007 ballot for event of the year (usually it goes on the following year). • Toy Drive – John reported there were 30-40 cars and lots of toys donated. • February Dinner Meeting - $91.00 was made by Share the Wealth. New Business: • None

Old Business: • Drifter printing will be done locally: the March issue is online • Betty provided the additions to the 2007 budget. • The SVR budget was reviewed and approved. • A request from Larry Sharpe to use the Autocross equipment was approved. • Kern needs the CRAB chairs to get him the information for the insurance certificates. • There has been no billing to Drifter advertisers yet and Kim is requesting space for three new advertisers. Both items will be researched. Board Member Reports: Driver’s Education (Frederick Rauch): Contacted National directly about sharing of event sponsorship, and the answer is no. We cannot share events with any organization conducting DE events. All SVR-sponsored DE events will have to be the sole responsibility of SVR and PCA. SVR may participate with other clubs but cannot share sponsorship or organizational responsibility with them. Treasurer (Betty Silva): Checked with Barbara re: C/Ds and investing in such. She said it’s OK as long as the amount invested doesn’t exceed 35%. A discussion ensued with several institutions identified that offer good interest rates. Matt suggested looking into a high-interest savings account. The board gave Betty the OK to move $10,000 from savings to one of these accounts.

Redwood Region and Zone 7 Present

Stompin’ at the Schultz III

Events #2 and #3 in the 2007 Zone 7 Autocross Series

Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29 Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa Gates open at 8:00 A.M. • First car out at 10:00 A.M. Fee: $30.00 per driver • No open exhaust, 92-decibel limit strictly enforced Directions: Take Shiloh exit, a few miles north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101 and proceed west for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Windsor Road and continue for 1.2 miles to the rear gate to the airport (on your left). Please drive safely and quietly.

Saturday night dinner at Charlie’s Grill, 1320 19th Hole Drive, Windsor (5 minutes from the autocross site) The following motels may offer discounts to PCA members; be sure to mention PCA when making your reservation: • Courtyard by Marriotaa, 175 Railroad St., Santa Rosa; (707) 573-9000; trailer parking in back • Dry Creek Inn, 198 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg; (707) 433-0330 • Flamingo Resort, 4th St. and Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa; (707) 545-8530 • Fountain Grove Inn, 101 Fountain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; (707) 578-6101 • Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Rd., Santa Rosa; (707) 575-7350 Series 2007

For info, contact Kurt Fischer at 707.570.1858, e-mail truk50@ix.netcom.com

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G24 (Kim Nelson & Rachel Johnson): March 24th is the next meeting at Niello. Don Faerber will speak and Jim Webber will give a tour of the service area. Board members are encouraged to attend. CRAB 33 (Buzz & Julia Lynn): There are 23 entries to date so things are picking up Goodie Store (Tom Sisson): Still haven’t sold a bunch this year but it will be at the new member tour. Membership (Rik Larson): PCA has new applications with the new P.O. Box on them and he’s putting stickers on the others. He is working on some e-mail issues, but he now has access to changes at National. There are about 100 changes a month, and it takes Rik 30-40 hours a month to make all those changes in our records. Mike will lead the new member tour and with 60 members signed up. Rally (Helen Ashuckian): There are 4 preregistered for the Kids Rally and she would like 3-4 more cars. Kern will obtain the insurance certificate. Social (Cookie Anderson): Ann Murphy has to reschedule the photo tour to 9/18 or 10/28. Cookie would like to have a CPR class (including lunch) on either 10/13 or 10/14. Cost would be about $65.00. There are 65 signed up for the March dinner meeting already

Competition (Matt Deter): Red Bull approached Matt about being at the next autocross event. Request denied. Matt will have the budget for Autocross soon. The next autocross is at Altamont. Technical (Kim Nelson): Kim will be doing an on-site tech session at Niello. Webmaster (John Murphy): The website has had 129,000 hits so far this year, up from 2006. Most popular: Mendocino, San Simeon and Kids Rally. Fifty-six countries checked out our site with the most being from Paris, France (after Sunnyvale, CA). Vice President (Kern Breaux): Kern reviewed the calendar for any changes. Past President (Jeff Kinder): Requested volunteers for a storage unit cleaning party. Betty will check with Barbara to see how long we need to keep financial, personal and legal stuff. Matt will inventory the autocross trailer before Altamont. Rachel donated a dumpster for depositing the “junk.” President (Mike Willis): Will not be at the May Board Meeting. Adjournment was at 9:11 P.M. The next meeting will be RPM on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. Respectfully Submitted, Kevin R. Dougherty, 2007 Secretary (with help from Rachel Johnson)

Yosemite Region Presents

CONCOURS ON CAMPUS Sunday May 20, 2007 San Joaquin Delta College 5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA Series 2007

Rally Concours Autocross

Registration opens at 7:30 A.M., closes at 9:30 A.M. Entry fee: $30.0 for competition, $5.00 for display Lunch: $12.00, free for judges Please contact Paul Czopek at (209) 531-1942 or p.czopek@clearwire.net Please help us plan by replying as soon as possible. Thank you.

Directions: From Interstate 5, turn east on March Lane and proceed for approximately 11⁄2 miles to Pacific Avenue. Turn left on Pacific and proceed to the next signal at Yokuts. Turn left onto the campus and proceed to Atherton Hall. From US 99 it is easiest to go over to I-5 to reach the campus. Use Eight Mile Road or State Highway 4 to get to I-5, proceed to March Lane and follow the above directions.

Name:

Telephone:

Judged ($30.00 ea.)

Display ($5.00 ea)

Lunch choice ($12.00 ea.): Tri-Tip

Chicken

I will judge (eat free) Check Amount

Make check payable to “PCA-YOS” and mail to Paul Czopek, 904 Changason Way, Modesto, CA 95351

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Summer Solstice • Saturday June 16, 2007 A rally for those people who don’t like car rallies

Don’t like to always have to drive on time? This rally is for you. Do mathematical calculations give you a headache? This rally is for you. No calculators, computers, stopwatches, or even an odometer are required. This rally has several (but not all) route instructions with two parts (A & B). One part is correct; the other part is incorrect. No matter which part you choose to execute, each will get you to the finish without backtracking or getting lost. The winning car is that which has written the fewest incorrect parts (A or B) on their score sheet. Starting Location: Niello Porsche – 4525 Granite Drive in Rocklin, off I-80 between Rocklin Road & Sierra College Registration opens at 12:00 P.M. (noon) • First car out at 1:00 P.M. (Cars at two-minute intervals) Distance: 70 miles over scenic back roads (no freeways) • Time Limit: three-hour maximum time limit (Most novice cars should take about two hours and thirty minutes to complete.) Finish at The Pizza Factory in Foresthill • Classes: Awards four deep in both Novice and Expert classes

Entry fee: $15.00 per car Rally School at 9:30 A.M. Conducted by rally expert J. Toney (optional & no cost) Summer Solstice Generals will be used. The school will be held in Niello conference room and will be finished by 11:30 A.M. Several fast food restaurants are in the vicinity. General Instructions will be emailed in advance with e-mail request to: keithmcm@macnexus.org Try it – you might like it!

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Porsches We specialize in Boxster, 996 and other models. 3501 Recycle Road • Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 (916) 638-1323 • (916) 853-8577 FAX Check out our inventory at www.mazdaporscheparts.com 16

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Join in – April membership report by Rik Larson, SVR Membership Director

SVR has 631 Regular Members, and 499 Affiliate membersfor a total of 1,130 members plus13 Dual Members. Directory Update: Please make sure that we have a correct anniversary date, e-mail and phone number on file. A new directory will be distributed this month. New Members Keith & Carol Chambers Grass Valley, CA 95945 kchambers@amfllc.com 530.274.6451

’98 Boxster

Maynard & Anita Crowther Lincoln, CA 95648 mcrow@pacbell.net 916.543.0887

’77 911S

Frederick & Annette Huberty Auburn, CA 95603 fhuberty@sbcglobal.net 530.889.9242 ’65 356C Jeff Jaques & Theresa Breen Roseville, CA 95678 jeff_jaques@hotmail.com 916.774.0600 ’99 996 Cab

Changes

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Helen Ashuckian & Karen Nikki Waters

Arnold & Patricia O’Shields Placerville, CA 95657 530.622.6840 ’94 C2, 03 911

Jack & Sara Baughman sbaughman@travelwizard.com ’

75 911

Robert & Cindy Bell rbellconst@comcast.net

’06 997

Samuel & Roseanne Bonovich Placerville, CA 95677 bonjr1@sbcglobal.net 916.765.8640 Victor & Walter Chan Britt & Jenny Cooper jennycooper@remax.net ’ 85 911, 02 911 Matt Day wurzitup@hotmail.com

916.485.1525

Chuck Jones Elk Grove, CA 95758 fishoncj@aol.com 916.684.8786 ’87 930, ’99 996

Milton Demaray & Rissa Spears

Jack Richardson Sacramento, CA 95819 jrichardson@tcco.com 916.869.7857

Edward Green craig@ophirwines.com

’03 911

Rachel Johnson

’85 911

’74 911 Targa

Transfers Andres & Monica Bisellach West Sacramento, CA 95691 707.753.0932 (from Redwood Region)

Rich & Cathy Gerber rgerber@ftcnet.net

David & Julie Piazzese

’97 C4S

David & Lori Smith dsmith4021@comcast.net 916.941.7700 Terrence Soo Hoo tsoohoo7249@sbcglobal.net 916.202.0005 ’06 Cayman Lisa & Mike Thomas ’90 C4, 02 996 Turbo Bruce Ungari & Kathy Hardy.Ungari bruceungari@yahoo.com 530.647.0356 Dave & Tracey Wiltshire 916.444.4268

’06 Cayman S

Anniversaries Peter & Lindsley Cross [5] Ed & Marsha Littrell [5] Thomas Chandler [10] Phil Lawrence & Emily Barbee [35]

Doug Klein & Alice Schilla 916.791.4864 ’06 997C4S ’71 911

Todd M & Rebecca Quinn Granite Bay, CA 95746 quinntoddm@gmail.com 973.493.5170 ’97 993 (from Northern New Jersey Region)

Ira & Carol McKee icmckees@yahoo.com 916.933.7863 Tina & John Murphy Gold River, CA 95670.7842 916.858.2304 ’06 997 C4S

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Be Parade ready by Tom Sisson

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s you know, the next Porsche Parade is in July in San Diego. You need to attend. And if you do attend, you should wear your colors! I have SVR ($15) and PCA ($18) car badges! I have T-shirts ($18), polo shirts ($30), sweatshirts ($30), denim shirts ($35), fleece vests in red, black, and grey ($35), and lightweight microfiber jackets ($55) with the SVR logo. Let the Parade see just how many people wear the SVR logo. Trust me, these are real deals. You do trust me don’t you? I really can walk and chew gum at the same time (I just can’t drive and do it!) Speaking of gum (you knew this was coming didn’t you?), do you know who made gum popular? It’s not somebody you would connect to chewing gum. You’ve heard of him, if you “Remember the Alamo.” He was General Santa Anna, who led the Mexican troops that attacked and killed the Texans defending this San Antonio mission in 1836. Santa Ana won the battle, but his country lost the war and Texas. He ruled Mexico for a time and then, in exile, ended up in - of all places - Staten Island, New York. He brought with him his habit of chewing chicle, the sap of a Mexican tree. Thomas Adams, an inventor, noted Santa Ana’s habit, and decided to turn chicle into a commercial product. Adams later added flavor to it and it became modern chewing gum. Aren’t you glad you read these ads? Contact your friendly GOODIE STORE guy! See Tom Sisson at meetings and events, or contact him at 14537 Surrey Junction Lane, Sutter Creek, CA 95685, telephone 209.296.5352 or e-mail targatom@volcano.net. Shipping can be arranged for the usual postal fees.

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The last word by Bud Behrens

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ast month we congratulated the five SVR members who took home trophies for their showing in the 2006 Zone 7 Concours d’Elegance series. Now it’s time for them to be preparing for the 2007 series, and for those of you have thought about showing your Porsche at such an event, it’s time to take the plunge. The Zone 7 Guide to Concours d’Elegance describes this activity as “a French term denoting a gathering together of automobiles in competition or judging of their respective merits in terms of coach design, finish and appointments.” In the Zone 7 series, the main areas judged include cleanliness, preparation, maintenance, and originality. There is a general category and class (model and year range) for everybody from absolute beginner to neat fanatic. The general categories include Full Concours, Street, Preservation/Unrestored, Competition/Special Interest, and Wash & Shine (the most popular). To find all the information (classes, rules, etc.) about the Zone 7 concours series, go to the Zone 7 web site at http://www.pca.org/zone7/ and click on “concours” on the left side of the page. The first concours in the 2007 series, hosted by Yosemite Region, will be on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. (See the ad on page 15 for details.) Even if you don’t want to enter your Porsche in the competition, you may still display it for a modest fee. It’s an opportunity to become more familiar with the activity, enjoy the barbecue lunch, and meet some neat PCA people.

Drifter Classifieds Drifter Classifieds for Porsches and/or Porsche-related parts or accessories are available at no charge to PCA members (pictures with text are $15 each); non-members may submit ads, $20 each; pictures with text add $15 each (member & non-member). Make check payable to PCA-SVR and send with ad to PCA-SVR, P.O. Box 254651, Sacramento, CA 95865-4651. Commercial ads are not accepted. Please contact our Advertising Manager for commercial advertising information and rates. All ads must be submitted by e-mail to the Newsletter Editor and received by the editor by the 1st day of the month prior to publication. Ads may e shortened to fit available space. Editor is not responsible for content and reserves the right to reject any ads submitted. Not responsible for any errors or omissions. As an additional benefit to our members, all ads are included in the classified section of our web page. Ads are not verified for content. It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify the information in the ads. Ads run for two months unless cancelled.

Porsches for Sale 2002 911 Turbo Coupe: Minerva blue metallic/graphite grey, 6-speed, walnut burl, DVD navigation, 6-CD, Bose sound, factory quad-tips, supple full leather interior. This local car has never seen a wet road. All-original. Beautiful factory color from the early 80s; only one know to exist; 8750 pampered miles. The car cost over $125k new, but can be yours for $80k. Call or e-mail for pictures. David Smith, El Dorado Hills. dsmith4021@comcast. net, 916.220.7701 (04/07) 1987 944: Original owner, records, garage kept & covered, 121,000 miles. Oil changed every 1,500 miles: 41 firsts in concours, including Zone 7 series 6 times & 1 Parade. Driven in 17 DE events, no off track. $7,900 OBO. Norm Swanberg, Lodi, CA at 209.368.3596, e-mail swan04@gotsky.com. (04/07)

1989 944-S2: excellent mechanical condition and tires, no body damage and still looks great; Guards Red with linen interior, 95,000 miles. Used as daily driver, never raced and still a fun car to drive. $13,000 (reason for selling - have 3 Porsches), contact Lynn McEnespy at 530.343.6806 or e-mail LMcEnespy@yahoo.com. (02/07) 1986 911 Carrera SR Coupe: Guards red/tan leather interior; whaletail; 5 speed, 89k original miles, factory color-matched 16” Fuchs alloys; California car, original as delivered. Spare tire, tool kit, jack, 90k service done early, service records for years, cold a/c, no oil leaks, exceptional condition. $24,000. Call H.B. Porter at 916.771.4476 or e-mail hbporter@comcast.net (Possible trade up for 993 tip?) (04/07)

1988 944 Turbo: Set up for track but still streetable. Black/Black. Passed smog in 2006; new head gasket, remanufactured catalytic converter and valve job. Has suspension, wheels, brakes and many other enhancements and extras. Needs some paint restoration. 119,000 miles. Service records since 2000. Second owner since 1992. Just purchased a Boxster. Asking $9,000. Contact Jeffrey Edgar at jeffreyedgar@msn.com or call 916.276.3673. (04/07)

Parts/Accessories Safety Devices Roll Cage: front and rear section with diagonal crossbar; new, still wrapped in shipping plastic. Fits 964 with sunroof; may fit other models, but I’m not sure. Retails for approximately $1300. Asking $1,000. M5Stan@gmail.com (03/07)

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