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TABLE OF CONTENTS

This is what happens when German engineers start families.

COVER

BACK COVER

DESIGN

PRINTING

Photography by Mo Satarzadeh

Photography by Mo Satarzadeh

Z&R Design www.znrdesign.com Zlata Nikonovskaya

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PCA-LA LEADERSHIP

SOCIAL MEDIA & CREDITS

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

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UPCOMING DRIVING TOURS AND EVENTS

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VALUING A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY

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TREFFEN TAMAYA

ROAD READS

SINGER DREAMS

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57 TH ANNUAL CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

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LAKE ARROWHEAD RUN

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REV LIMITER SYSTEMS

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NEW MEMBERS

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ANNIVERSARIES


PCA-LA LEADERSHIP TEAM

BOARD PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT TREASURER SECRETARY

MARIANA SMALL president@la.pca.org DAVID HEENAN vicepresident@la.pca.org LAURA HOUSTON treasurer@la.pca.org DIMITRI DE SILVA secretary@la.pca.org

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TONY CALLAS tech@la.pca.org

ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR

RAJ NALLAPOTHOLA activities@la.pca.org

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR & SOCIAL CHAIR

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APPOINTMENTS SPONSOR CHAIR & MEMBER-AT-LARGE

MARK BILFIELD sponsors@la.pca.org

PORSCHERAMA EDITOR

HARRY KRAUSHAAR editor@la.pca.org

REGISTRAR

ANGELIQUE CHACON advertising@la.pca.org

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

ZLATA NIKONOVSKAYA creative@la.pca.org

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

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KEVIN RICE registrar@la.pca.org

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Letter from the President

MARCO ZAMPONI

DEAR MEMBERS WHAT an absolutely incredible Concours we had this year! Thanks to you, we had a historic turnout – 81 cars registered for Concours – a record number for not only our region, but also the Zone! Thank you for participating and showcasing your beautiful Porsches!

It takes a tremendous amount of time, effort, logistics and support to put together our biggest event of the year. While the amount of work leading up to the event might have been gut wrenching, it all paid off in the end. Our execution was flawless. I was so proud of our team. I want to share with you a few of the comments we’ve received over the last few days regarding

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Letter from the Editor

among other interests, happens to be a contributing writer for Italy’s Top Gear magazine. The two spent a week touring with this Singer restoration through iconic Southern California topography, ranging from the scenic Angeles Crest Highway and the flat, dry lake bed of El Mirage to the famed streets of Beverly Hills. What a week it was, and we have the story and photographs to prove it.

PICTURES GALORE the event: Zone reps called the Los Angeles Concours the “premier Z8 Concours of 2018," saying it was “magnificent” and “exquisite.” The Petersen emailed us stating the “Women in Racing panel discussion was one of the best [they’ve] heard in the industry.” Additionally, they sent a big thank you to Paulina Michaels of Fast Girls TV for organizing the panel. They also told us they had over 1,000 guests that day which is more than they typically do. Lastly, we have received tremendous positive feedback about the Concours from members, participants, sponsors, and vendors. None of this would have been possible without your efforts, time and dedication. Thank you so very much for all your hard work. It most certainly paid off; you ROCK and should feel very good about what you have accomplished.

the big events than to get volunteers to fill board positions and appointments. Our annual election will be held in the fourth quarter. In October we will be announcing information about the upcoming elections. This year we need volunteers to run for the positions of Vice President, Treasurer and Tech Director. Should you be interested in taking on one of these critical roles, please reach out to Marc Pare, who, along with David Heenan, form part of the Nominating Committee. But remember, you don’t need to hold a full Board position to participate. We have quite a few committees where you could contribute so please email us at volunteer@la.pca.org if you’d like to play a bigger role. As always, thank you for your membership, your enthusiasm and support.

PCA is fueled by volunteers. The Los Angeles region is no exception. Volunteers fill every board position and board appointment. Volunteers are members who are passionate about the Club, wanting to create memorable experiences for each of you, our members. Ironically, it is often easier to get volunteers to pitch in for

MARIANA SMALL PRESIDENT, PCA LA

BEFITTING the end of summer and the start of fall, this issue of Porscherama is incredibly hot!!! It is special, but then I think all the issues of Porscherama are special. This one is really special, though. We have several new PCA-LA contributors, and I thank each of them and, as usual, thank our regular contributors. David Heenan, who wrote a great piece about this spring’s Treffen Tamaya in New Mexico. David Glass, who wrote an informative and interesting story about valuing classic cars in tough situations. Tony Callas, our Technical Director, along with Tom Prine, wrote another great technical article about rev limiters, a topic which some of us need to be more aware of than others. It is the pictures, though, that really remind us just how hot this summer was. PCA-LA recently held its 57th annual Concours d’Elegance at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The event was a blast. We had a tremendous day, and we were thrilled to have Mo Satarzadeh taking pictures for us. Mo’s pictures grace both covers and are featured in the concours coverage. We were unbelievably fortunate that PCA-LA member and Singer publicist, Deb Pollack, introduced Marco Zamponi to us. Marco is Italian, and he is the

first international contributor to Porscherama. I sincerely hope he is not the last. With a slight assist from me, Marco wrote and provided the pictures for the Singer Dreams article. The back story is that the owner of Singer Vehicle Design’s Milano commission gained some California culture and much enjoyed drive-time with his pal and photographer Marco who,

As usual, I thank Zlata Nikonovskaya, PCA-LA Creative Director and partner in Z&R Design, for continuing to do such a tremendous job making all the elements of Porscherama look so good each issue. If you have any thoughts, comments, or, most importantly, content, drop me a note at editor@la.pca.org. I look forward to hearing from you.

HARRY KRAUSHAAR EDITOR, PCA LA

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UPCOMING EVENTS & DRIVING TOURS OCTOBER

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PUTTING A VALUE ON A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY Story by David J. Glass Photo by ©Copyright David Dixon “Divorce” Model MGB at the Heritage Motor Centre

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WHAT IS your classic Porsche worth? Classic cars pose an interesting valuation problem, depending on the reason for the valuation. Are you valuing it as part of your estate planning? Are you valuing it for insurance coverage purposes? Are you valuing it to ready it for sale? Whatever your reason, valuation can be very subjective. But what if you need a legally supportable valuation?

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One of the most contentious, and possibly one of the most common, reasons for determining the value of a classic car is in a divorce settlement. When people get divorced in California, all of their property, including such personal property as classic or collector automobiles, must have values appraised and assigned to them. What makes these situations so interesting is that the car is not actually being sold and that the parties involved have vastly different views as to its value. For these reasons, valuations in these situations are usually done by a neutral third party.

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Appraisals of classic cars will typically look at three distinct

types of data:  ) Recently recorded public sales 1 of similar vehicles, also known as “comps;”  ) Published figures in price 2 guides such as the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Guide;  ) The appraiser’s particular 3 knowledge of the market. So, which “comps” will an appraiser consider and ultimately use? The values of “comps” can vary dramatically. A very nice 1981 Porsche Targa 911 SC might trade hands locally for $40,000 to $50,000. But recent sales on eBay run much lower, at closer to $30,000. The same make and model car at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona could easily fetch over $75,000. Yet, the NADA and Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com) Guides place the value somewhere in the middle, around $45,000. We first need to understand that the classic or collector auto will be appraised at the Fair Market

Value (“FMV”). FMV is generally the amount that would be obtained were the asset to be sold under “normal conditions.” Most appraisers use the following, slightly modified definition of FMV: The price that the vehicle would sell for on the open market, between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with neither party being required to act, and both parties having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. The part of the definition that refers to “neither party being required to act” eliminates the Barrett-Jackson auction, where buyers have about 180 seconds to make decisions and have had an artificially limited time to evaluate the car. Likewise, the low eBay figures cannot be relied upon as the only “comps” because of the part of the definition that reads “and both parties having reasonable knowledge of the

relevant facts.” In eBay transactions, only the seller has those facts and the buyer must rely upon the seller for this information. Interestingly, the published NADA figures are usually just about right because they are derived predominantly from reports of actual sales that are provided to them from a variety of sources on a quarterly basis. Some divorcing parties choose to testify on their own as to their perceived values of their automobiles, instead of relying on an appraiser or one of the guidebooks. They are permitted to do so; however, the Court is then permitted to ascertain and to make a finding as to the reliability of the owner’s testimony. In general, owner-provided valuations should be avoided because of the real possibility that the Court will seriously discount

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And what about the argument that a particular automobile is so rare or so exceptionally outfitted that no relevant market value exists? California law covers that alternative as well. Notwithstanding any difficulties in ascertaining the market for a piece of property, the Court may rely on “any method” of valuation that is “just and equitable.” So, what exactly should you do if you find yourself proceeding towards a divorce? Hire a good family law attorney, do all of the relevant research, interview multiple appraisers, and realize that if you are going to keep your car, any small differences in the valuation will be outweighed by your continued enjoyment of your classic car.

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TREFFEN TAMAYA Story David Heenan

PAUL NOVOTNE

PCA, it’s all about enhancing the Porsche ownership experience, according to the PCA website. While PCA is primarily a regional and local organization with a national structure, and while there is no doubt that the vast majority of all PCA events are put on at those levels, PCA National puts on some spectacular national events. One of the best examples is the Treffen event, held twice per year. Historically, PCA National called it the Porsche Escape, but they recently rebranded it as the PCA Treffen. Treffen means getting together in German. Each PCA Treffen is a four night and four day affair, excluding the travel time to and from the event. Treffens are first class parties. They are held at luxury resorts. The events traditionally start on a Wednesday afternoon with check-in and a social that evening, and end on a Saturday evening with an exquisite banquet. PCA National

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organizes the event, focusing on the hotel and the group activities. But true to the grass roots nature of PCA, the local region where the event is held is responsible for determining and organizing the three full days of activities and drives, ensuring that everyone has a great time, sees interesting sights and experiences great, spirited drives. Betty and I have always enjoyed New Mexico, spending several summer vacations crisscrossing the state from Carlsbad Caverns to Chaco Canyon, Santa Fe to Roswell. We have visited many ancient Puebloan ruins, crawled through caves, toured UFO museums, and relaxed with a cold beer overlooking the beautiful Santa Fe Plaza. When we saw that the Spring 2018 Treffen Tamaya was being held in New Mexico, we immediately registered. We were not alone, as total registration for Treffen Tamaya was about 280 people— now that’s what we consider a

get together. I love to drive our Guards Red 981 Boxster S, and thankfully, Betty loves to sit in the passenger seat and act as navigator. It’s a good thing, because the event hotel, The Hyatt Regency Tamaya, just outside of Albuquerque, is a tad over 800 miles from where we live. We took an easy, delightful and uneventful two-day drive to get there, stopping overnight in Flagstaff. On Wednesday afternoon, we checked into our room, got organized and wandered around the resort to familiarize ourselves with the facilities. Outside behind the Regency was a bucket and sponge with car soap next to a hose provided by the PCA Roadrunner Region. A quick wash was in order, as we had to have our Boxster S looking good. Then we were off to the Rio Grande Lounge with our drink vouchers in hand to socialize and meet the other attendees. For the reception that evening, hors d’oeuvres were served,

which constituted our dinner. Every day had the same basis structure. We had breakfast in the Santa Ana Café. Then we were off to enjoy the daily activities. There were various tours that were available when registering, and we signed up for the Acoma (Sky City) Driving Tour for Thursday morning. Acoma is one of the 19 Native American pueblos in New Mexico and is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the US. The drive was 166 miles each way, mostly along Interstate 40. The twohour tour of the pueblo was guided by a young member of the Acoma tribe, who was filled with tribal knowledge and history. It was a fascinating glimpse into history. Not many of the Acoma tribe live yearround in the pueblo, although summertime sees an increase, mainly children for the pueblo experience. There is no running water or electricity, and many of the existing pueblos are now covered with more durable

stucco in lieu of adobe. Lunch was at the Dancing Eagle Casino Restaurant. Dinner that evening was a sumptuous affair, consisting of a Latin Dining Experience in the House of the Hummingbird at the Hyatt Tamaya.

DAVID HEENAN

Friday was an NDO (Navigator’s Day Off) day. After breakfast we boarded a bus to the KashaKatuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. The monument contains visually interesting cone-shaped tent rocks formations created by volcanic eruptions. A one-and-a-halfmile hike from the parking area via the Canyon Trail to the mesa top was most difficult: high elevation, hot sun and crowded paths. A delicious box lunch was provided in the parking area and was most welcome after the hike. Friday evening’s dinner was on the Tamaya Veranda. It featured a Tapas Reception & Dinner, a splendid array of different, but delicious, items. After dinner we were treated to Native American dances, driven by a pow wow drum with chants. We got up Saturday, had breakfast, and once again lined up in the staging area for another driving tour, this time to Chimayo. Chimayo is actually

a cluster of plazas, the most famous of which is the Potrero plaza. Here resides El Santuario de Chimayo, an old Catholic chapel built in the 1800’s by the Spanish. It is an internationally famous healing site. Rubbing dirt from the pocito in the chapel is supposed to heal physical and spiritual ills. This drive was 156 miles each way, along Interstate 25. The grand finale was on Saturday evening. We took a tram to the Cottonwood Pavilion for The Route 66 Party, another magnificent meal. There were different stations filled with culinary delights local to stops along Route 66. It was impossible to sample one of everything, but we tried. After dinner was a raffle with many desirable prizes. As usual I was skunked, but Betty won a great prize, a Ceramic Pro Gold Package, which is a multi-layered, clear, liquid nano-ceramic coating for the car. As the protective coating is

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currently being installed on our Boxster S, I guess you could say that El Santuario de Chimayo’s reputation for healing is well deserved. There is no doubt that the prize was pleasing ending to an outstanding event. While much attention is focused on the driving, the events and the meals, I would be remiss not to mention the importance of the social aspect of this trip. Betty and I do a lot of PCA activities. We have made great friends in our and in the surrounding regions. We were very fortunate to have Steve and Jill Petty, Lynn and Dino and Lynn Midori and Steven Stepanek from the LA Region, Linda Cobarrubias and Ellsworth “Doc” Pryor from the GPX Region, and Paul and

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Susan Novotne from the OCR Region on the trip with us. We also met many, many people from other regions and look forward to seeing them again. Sunday arrived all too soon, and we climbed into the car, which was packed to the gills with a week’s worth of clothing, a task that would require another article to explain. Our drive home was a replay of the one we had getting there and included another stopover in Flagstaff.

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MEMBER: DAN O’DONNELL

INSPRIATION/BACKGROUND: Plate is stating that the car does not have a whale tail, the quintessential spoiler on classic 911s.

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MEMBER: CARLOS CARDNAS

INSPRIATION/BACKGROUND: Carlos is referring to the unbelievable Metzger motor and its pairing with a six speed manual transmission.

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SINGER DREAMS Story by Marco Zamponi (with an assist by Harry Kraushaar) Photography by Marco Zamponi

I AM DRIVING one of the most iconic 911s ever created over one of the most magnificent driver’s roads in the world, Angeles Crest Highway, as it traverses the San Gabriel Mountains just east of Los Angeles, gawking at the breathtaking scenery, all the while trying to stay in the moment to just enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity. I keep pinching myself, not really believing it is real. I feel like I am Cinderella, driving the most amazing four wheeled coach ever created. Yet I am not Cinderella, and this is real, at least for a week. Then I will say goodbye to this wonderful machine and return to my normal life in Italy. My job is to take pictures of

cars, and I have done so for 20 years. I have a great life. To most, I live in a fairy tale already, but getting the chance to take pictures and DRIVE a dream vehicle is not something I have the opportunity to do very often. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that one of my best friends commissioned a 911— one to be reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design ꟷin 2016. Finding 911s restored by Singer are rare in America, but they are like proverbial Unicorns in Europe. They are that rare. The 911 I am driving was commission #5 to be completed by Singer in 2012. It is an amazing car, but my friend, @maxige78, decided after eight months of ownership to make it even more unique. He shipped

it back to Singer Vehicle Design in December for some major upgrades, and he invited me to join him on a crazy weeklong trip before the project began. Our trip, which included miles of driving in and around Los Angeles, also included visits to Magnus Walker’s garage and to Emory Motorsports. Given the uniqueness of the opportunity, I was able to combine this fantasy with an assignment to take pictures for the Italian TopGear magazine. There is no doubt that I really #lovemyjob, especially when I travel west, which gives me just the right amount of jet lag to have tons of energy for really early mornings for the first three or four days after arriving. We took advantage of that with a 5

AM start the first day on Rodeo Drive. The street was deserted, and we were able to park in the middle of the road for several minutes without disturbing a soul. From there it was off to Mel’s Diner on Sunset in West Hollywood for a very touristy American breakfast at Mel’s Diner, and then off to the Sunset Plaza for a ‘Cars and Coffee’, where we met a really nice guy who owned a RUF CTR 2 (@porscheoutlaws). We enjoyed his company, and he invited us to join him for a run up Angeles Crest, a road we quickly realized was made for the Singer restoration, and that explains why I am sitting in it now.

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for one more run up Angeles Crest. And because we were tourists at heart, we celebrated with another American meal at Mel’s Diner. Clearly, we came here to drive. All too soon, the trip was at an end. We dropped the car off at Singer’s shop, noting with smug satisfaction that we had driven it over 1,000 miles during the week!!! It was only one week, but it felt like we had spent a year in that car, enjoying every minute of it. It was not all play, though, as I took over 3,000 pictures and wrote more than 30 pages for articles in two Italian magazines. Frankly, I would have taken ten times that number of pictures and written ten times that number of pages to take this trip. It was just that much fun. As I think about it, it really was the time of my life. I mean, how many times will I be able to pop wheelies in a Porsche that has been reimagined by Singer on a dry lake bed in the middle of the California desert? Singer took five months to overhaul the car and get it ready to be shown at Luft 5. I was back for that show, but that is another story. I cannot say enough about the people at Singer. Grazie, does not suffice. I am a journalist and a photographer, not an owner. Yet, they treated me like a part of the family from day one. They still do! In retrospect, this was an amazing opportunity. I met many, many interesting people, and made connections that will last a lifetime, including those that enabled me to write

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Angeles Crest and Angeles Forest became our early morning and late afternoon roads of choice throughout the week. Of course, that is not all we did. We met Magnus Walker, the second day. Though Magnus tries to disguise it, he is an astute businessman. He showed us his amazing collection of pre-impact bumper air cooled Porsches. While there I was surprised to learn that there were air cooled GT3s, hmmmm….. Magnus was very gracious to us, and we really enjoyed our time with him. As we were leaving, he suggested we head out to El Mirage Dry Lake Recreation Area, an amazing OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) area located between Palmdale and Victorville. Not a normal place to put a 911 customized by Singer through its paces, but this was not a normal trip. When we arrived there, we were blown away. We paid our daily access fee, and then we just hammered the 911 by Singer in a straight line across miles and miles of dry, hard, dusty surfaces. It was the perfect place to recreate the opening scenes from Knight Rider. Given what was instore for this Porsche when the trip was over—a brand new 4.0 liter engine among other things, we did not even mind the dust that accumulated in the engine and everywhere else, including our pockets.

Los Angeles. It was 86 degrees when we left El Mirage. It was 77 degrees in Los Angeles. Yet it was only 35 degrees in Big Pines, which is roughly 6,000 feet above sea level. The next day we went to Emory Motorsports, owned and operated by Rod Emory. While Singer restorations are only 964 911s, Rod resto mods 356s, and he does a superb job. We loved our time with him and enjoyed looking at his incredible collection of 356s. After our visit, we felt the tug of the mountains

this article. Most importantly, I had the chance to drive, really drive, a Porsche that had been optimized by Singer. Not with abandon, but definitely spiritedly. In the months following the trip, I have spoken to many people about the trip. Everyone wanted to know what it was like to drive a car touched by Singer. I tell them, quite simply, to imagine a 997 GT3, which has the same engine sound and ability to freely rev, sitting in a 90s body with a 70s design. If

you were to close your eyes (do not try this at home!), you will experience the same razorlike feel of the GT3 steering wheel, with virtually no understeer and with the ability to control the pitch with just your right foot. I found the feeling to be a bit more sensible with respect to throttle inputs, but that is something you can calibrate in your personal setup. Modifications by Singer make the 911 quite versatile. You can drive it daily, having a superior performing car with frosty air-conditioning, sound reduction (that is a personal choice and can vary by personal specifications), and a not so rock-hard of a chassis setup. Or you can take it to the track on a Saturday and thrash it all day long. It has plenty of power, torque, and mechanical grip. It is the perfect combination. If you only have space for one very special Porsche and cannot choose between a 2.7 RS and a 991 GT3 RS, then you can get both in the same package, and possibly save some money, by opting for a 911 reimagined by Singer.

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PCA-LA CONCOURS AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Story by Harry Kraushaar Photography by Mo Satarzadeh, mophotodesign.com (unless otherwise noted)

PCA-LA held its 57th Annual Concours d’Elegance on September 23 at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Those of you who were there know how spectacular it was. If you weren’t, hopefully this will give you a feel for the scale of the event and a feel for it as well. The event had it all, starting with the location. While a parking lot

is not generally an ideal place to hold a concours, holding it in the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum’s parking lot was pretty darn cool. In fact, it was a purely Porsche day at the Petersen, given that the concours was outside while the wildly successful Porsche Effect exhibit was still on display inside. The

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The event seemed to run by itself, though it didn’t. The fact that it appeared effortless is a testament to the unbelievable amount of work put into planning it by the PCA-LA leadership team and a host of volunteers, including long time member and a past president, Dave Altemus, who oversaw the placement of all the concours cars and the sponsors. For the volunteers, the day of the event was marathonesque, as many of them arrived at zero dark thirty. The entire volunteer crew was outstanding. The

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attended. There were over 80 cars, either being judged or being displayed, making it the largest concours in Zone 8. There were well over one thousand attendees, many of whom also went into the Petersen. It was an amazing day all around, from the attendees to the winners,as all had a great time.

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LAKE ARROWHEAD FUN RUN & WOODEN BOAT SHOW Story and Pictures by Harry Kraushaar

LAKE ARROWHEAD, previously known as Little Bear Lake, is arguably the most beautiful, serene setting in in the San Bernardino Mountains. Ironically, it was not supposed to be. It was conceived and initially created in the 1890s as a project to deliver water to residents in San Bernardino and Riverside. The dam was built, but legal issues precluded it from ever being used in the way it was intended. The dam, and the water behind it, stayed, thereby forming Lake Arrowhead. PCA-LA picked a beautiful day to leave the flatlands of LA and drive up, down, and up into the mountains to get to Lake Arrowhead. The drive, organized by PCA-LA Vice President, David Heenan, and PCA-LA Activities Director, Raj Nallapothola, was as pretty as the day was beautiful. PCA-LA opted to organize the drive to coincide with the Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show at Lake

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Arrowhead. The show featured many amazing examples of old boats manufactured by Chris Craft, Century, Garwood, and Hacker Craft, just to name a few. To top it off, the Up-the-Hill Woodie Club was there, too and there were as many woodies parked lakeside as there were woodies floating by the docks. Unbeknownst to PCA-LA when the event was planned was that it would also coincide with the Porsche Sports Car Together Day. PCA-LA was able to have the event classified as a Sports Car Together Day event. About 20 cars met in La Canada for conversation, waiver signing and drivers meeting prior to getting on with the drive. This was a slightly smaller group than expected, as the drive was competing with a huge gathering at the PEC that same day. The smaller group turned out to be a blessing for two unrelated reasons. First, equally unbeknownst to us, the PCA GPX Region was driving to Tehachapi

the same day and was using the same La Canada parking lot as a staging area. While it was nice to catch up with our GPX brethren, it would have been a real mess if both regions had “normal” attendance. Second, the village in Lake Arrowhead was bustling with people, and getting a bigger group into our restaurant of choice would have been much more difficult. The 100 mile drive from La Canada to Lake Arrowhead was as simple as it was fun. Even without a navigator, I had no issues making all the turns at the correct places. The route took us up and over Angeles Crest from La Canada to Wrightwood, where we stopped for a bit. Angeles Crest was really, really empty, which was surprising and pleasing. There were very few motorcycles and a small number of cyclists, making the drive pleasantly enjoyable. Shockingly, what little traffic there was, was really polite. David Heenan commented to me, “I couldn’t believe how many cars just pulled off to the right and let us go by!” We departed Wrightwood and headed up CA Route 138, which took us up into the San Bernardino Mountains and by Lake Gregory before dumping us into CA Route 18 and CA Route 173 and arriving at Arrowhead Village. We had permission to park in a church lot near the Lake Arrowhead Village, and then we had a pleasant walk to the restaurant, where we enjoyed

a nice lunch while overlooking the lake. I love just being at Lake Arrowhead, a place that some describe as the Alps of Southern California. It is beautiful. It is serene. It is a great place to hang out, which is what we did after lunch, checking out the wooden boats by the docks and the automotive “woodies” parked along the shore. All to soon it was time to trudge back to our cars (it was uphill, and possibly a little less pleasant, this time), and head for home. As much as I like

the drive up to Arrowhead, I dislike the drive down CA Route 18, partly because the drive is demanding and partly because it hurts my eyes to replace the beauty and serenity of the lake with the sights and congestion of San Bernardino and the traffic as we headed west to Los Angeles.

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ENGINE REV LIMITING systems started in the early Porsche 911’s as a mechanical sliding ignition rotor whose sole job was to cut power in the event of an engine RPM over-rev. A section of the ignition rotor would slide outwards driven by centrifugal force depending on the engines RPM speed and would eventually make contact with a ground terminal, shutting the engine off until the engine reached a safe RPM range. The simplicity of the past is now gone and replaced with an extremely accurate computer located in the electronic control module. The rev limiter for the modern Porsche’s utilize a fuel/ignition cut off system operated by the DME (Digital Motor Electronics) controller module that intervenes when the engines RPM reaches a model specific predetermined maximum limit. In

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rev-limiter controls, today the DME keeps a record of all engine over-revs. The over-rev capture capability should be checked during a PPI (PrePurchase Inspection) because these can be a valid data point in determining if a used Porsche sportscar is a good one to purchase or not. This information can be utilized to tell if an engine has been overrevved, and just as importantly, if a car has possibly been raced or at least tracked. Certain over-rev values will usually void the manufacturer’s new car warranty. The 9X6’s (986’s & 996’s) are the first Porsche’s that had this RPM over-rev data capture capability built into their engine management computer. The over-revs were broken down into Range #1 and Range #2 segments. The 9X7’s and 9X1’s have a more refined over-rev data acquisition system, breaking

the previous 9X6 range #1 into 3 segments known as ranges #1-3 and the previous 9X6 range #2 also into 3 segments known as Ranges #4-6. Range #1 over-revs are OK: these are benign and within the rev limiter’s control. These occur when the engine power is reduced by means of a DME random cylinder cut out via fuel and ignition interruption. In the 997 and newer cars, this range is broken into three finer segments known as ranges #1-3. Range #2 over-revs are not

OK: these are dangerous and are known as a mechanical over-rev(s). These occur above and beyond the control of the DME’s rev-limiter. The only way to have a range #2 over rev is to put the car into an incorrect lower gear at high speed and/or a few select very dynamic driving situations. In the 997 and newer Porsches, this range is broken into three finer segments known as ranges #4-6. It is not possible to over rev the engine in a Tiptronic (automatic) transmission equipped model,

but we have seen Range #2 overrevs in these vehicles, often thought to be anomalies. Note, the engine over-revs are counted in ignitions or spark plug firings. An important thing to watch for is extremely high number counts in the lower benign ranges, i.e. Range #1 in the 9X6, or Ranges #1-3 in the 9X7-9X1. This generally means that the car was driven very aggressively or it was tracked and the driver was using the rev limiter as a shift point indicator.

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