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PORSCHE NEWS REGULARS Events Calendar President’s Prose Motorsport News From The Social Desk Meet the committee New Members Lakeside round 7 PCQ Motorsport - Championships Table Market Place Parts for Sale

FEATURES Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 11 Page 13 Page 33 Page 41 Page 46 Page 47

CONTRIBUTORS Thanks to the following members and friends for their contributions: Porsche Cars Australia, Jack Keiseker, Kent Keiseker, Allan Carseldine, Lee Cooper, Bill Black, Kevin Vedelago, Phil Hart, Rachel & Tim Place

Panamera range Page 8 Porsche Wins Page 10 Turbo Macan Page 14 Entry Level Macan Page 16 Russ Kempnich Page 19 Porsche Redefined Page 20 Transaxle turns 40 Page 22 Presidents Meet page 25 Christmas Party Page 26 Targa High Country Page 30 2017 911 GT3 Page 35 McElrea Racing Page 36

COVERSHOT Cover Photo: 2017 911 GT3 Cup Car Inside Cover Photo: Oktoberfest.




2016-2017 Committee and Assistants President Lee Cooper pres@porsche-qld.org.au

Vice President Bill Black vpresident@porsche-qld.org.au

Executive Secretary Gail Hart secretary@porsche-qld.org.au Finance Director Phil Hart treasurer@porsche-qld.org.au Motorsport Director Kevin Vedelago comp@porsche-qld.org.au

Social Director Greg McWhinney social@porsche-qld.org.au

Web Master Jeff Clancey admin@porsche-qld.org.au

Membership Secretary Eckhard Schwarting membership@porsche-qld.org.au

Communications Director Peter Stapley editor@porsche-qld.org.au

Merchandise & Marketing Director Allan Cameron marketing@porsche-qld.org.au




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The Club extends a warm welcome to the following new members: Vincent Weng & Heesook Chun-Weng Cayman GT4 Mark & Amanda Reppel 911 Turbo Harry Charalambous 914 Targa Jeff & Jill Watson 944 Turbo Gerry Murphy 911 997 C4 David Guy & Karen Keeshan-Cayman GT4 / Cayenne Diesel Doug Stuart 944 2.5 David Doerfer 911 Carrera S Michael & Charmaine Chuch-Cayman GT4/ Macan Turbo Ross & Narelle Goldsmith 996 Jamie Hsieh 991S / 991R Wagner Higgins & Kip McIntyre Cayman S Ralph Valentine Boxster S

Jan 2017 holiday season 3rd – 5th Feb……………………….…… Friday – Sunday Bathurst 12hr 14th Feb………Tuesday club night Porsche Centre Gold Coast New Porsche model ‘Bring your sweet heart to the Gold Coast for the club night’ 26th Feb: ………………….................Sunday mystery breakfast run Meeting point Mt. Cooth-ha. 14Th March……..Tuesday club night Porsche Centre Brisbane 40Th aniversary 928 night 26th March……………………Sunday picnic run Toowoomba area Meeting point Coffee Club Jindalee. 28th March Tuesday night ‘newbies’ night Coffee Club Racecourse road 11th April…………Tuesday club night Porsche Centre Brisbane Larry Macfarline Porsche

MOTORSPORT 2017 12-02-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 1 and ICC Rd.1 Motorkhana Willowbank 25-03-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 2 Sprint Morgan Park 6-05-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd 3 Sprint Lakeside 14-05-2017 ICC Rd.2 Navigation Run 28-05-2017 PCQ Concours / Show & Shine and ICC Rd. 3 Concours Belmont 3-06-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 4 Sprint QR 11-06-2017 ICC Rd. 4 Regularity Lakeside 22-07-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 5 and ICC Rd. 5 Sprint Morgan Park 27-08-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 6 and ICC Rd. 6 DTC Lakeside 30-09-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 7 and ICC Rd. 7 Hill Climb Mt. Cotton 14-10-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 8 Sprint QR 29-10-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 9 and ICC Rd. 8 Sprint Norwell (TBC) 12-11-2017 PCQ Motorsport Rd. 10 and ICC Rd. 9 Khannacross Willowbank

14th – 16th April…Friday - Sunday Bathurst 6hr / PCNSW regularity 23Rd April…………………… Lunch drive to Ric’s Café Palmwoods Meeting point Coffee Club Caboolture 23rd – 30th April …………………Sunday – Sunday Targa Tasmainia 9th May……………Tuesday club night Porsche Centre Brisbane Iroc owners night 21st May……………………… …PCQ / ICCC club Concourse Belmont 13th June……… Tuesday club night Porsche Centre Brisbane 356 Owners night 25th June……………. Navigation picnic run to Sommerset dam Meeting point Coffee Club The Gap 11th July………Tuesday club night Porsche Centre Gold Coast New Porsche Turbo 23rd July…… Christmas in July with PCNSW at Coffs Harbour 25th July, Tuesday ‘newbies’ night Coffee Club Racecourse road

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My second President prose, with each one I hope I become more succinct and comprehensible however I doubt it. I will start this month by thanking everyone who came to the Christmas function and awards night. I hope everyone had a good time and that those who won awards will find some space on their walls for display. As always with me I forgot a few things, the motorsport champion perpetual cup which was sitting next to the car ready to go, it’s still there!!! Sorry Eckhard but it will give me great pleasure to hand this to you at the next club meeting along with one or two who were unable to make the night. Thank you to the members who attended from both north and south coasts, the new members who we got to meet but most of all thank you all for making it such a great night full of joy and laughter. One last person I would like to thank is Phil Ross from Shannons Insurance who very gracefully accepted our request to hand out the awards for the night, as Shannons Insurance had sponsored the trophies it was most fitting he should do the presentations. Thank you Phil you did a stellar job. Our December club night is always our “free night for the members” club night, I’m glad to hear that the prawns, ham, rolls and salad went down well along with the usual pizzas. I plan on doing this more often now the workload has settled and we seem to be on top of most things. It is fantastic to see members coming do mazing story. Chris spoke about his time at Laguna Seca this year racing and they bought along their products to explain their different purposes. Thank you Dan and Chris you made it a great night. The committee has been working hard to finalise dates for events both motorsport and social and we believe that the motorsport has finally settled on dates after a late change by Morgan Park due to track resurfacing. Our social calendar is set however it is always open for change or to add extra events so keep your eye on Greg’s social days promoted in the e-blasts and the webpage. I would like to hold a BBQ for members before the start of our year in 2017, this is not currently in the social calendar so keep your eyes open for this one. Last month I attended the Australian Porsche Presidents meeting held here in Brisbane by PCA. We discussed many items of concern for the clubs, how to better our relationships, and one item that we discussed was social medial and intellectual property. You may have noticed that we have changed the Porsche Club Facebook page that was running to the “Porsche Enthusiasts Australia” page. Whilst the initial setup was a very positive and fruitful addition to the club we have found that we have had to modify the page ownership to actually belong to the club where it was not previously. Social media is THE modern means of communicating. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram allow people with common interests to share instantaneously stories, images, websites, videos and news. PCQ has lead the way using social media to connect Porsche enthusiasts in Australia . The Porsche Club Queensland Facebook webpage has proven to very popular with over a 1,000 people joining the page to make and view posts about all things Porsche. PCQ is working to expand our social media presence by linking Facebook with other platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. More news about that in future. Finally I have to say that the current committee we have has been absolutely amazing to work with, working extremely hard (as other committees have done) to bring a number of items forward in respect to easier functionality, to help one another as the new members try to find their feet in an ever changing motorsport world and thinking of new ways to encourage people to participate or join the club as well as finish the year of organised events. I am truly grateful for all their efforts and diligence to the tasks they have taken on. Hopefully you will notice these changes in the coming year and they are proven to be a productive change. A very Merry Christmas to you all from myself and the committee. We look forward to the coming year and the opportunity to meet with you. Keep safe over the festive season; enjoy your car and your family. Lee Cooper President






Since the last edition of our magazine, we have had three events. Round 7 Autocross was held on Saturday 8 October 2016 at Lakeside DTC. Round 8 Sprint was our last sprint round for the year and it was held at Lakeside Park on 5 November 2016. Finally, Round 9 – HSCCQ – ICC – Motorkhana at Willowbank was on 27 November 2016. Eckhard Schwarting Congratulations to our winners for 2016: Club Champion -

Eckhard Schwarting

Class Winners -

Open 1 Steve Cooper Open 2 Greg Turnham A Glen Wallace B Kevin Vedelago C Eckhard Schwarting D David Yould

The year, in summary, saw us complete 6 sprint events, 2 at QR, 2 at Morgan Park and 2 at Lakeside. We had 3 non-speed events (Non-Sprint), Mt Cotton Hillclimb, Autocross at Lakeside DTC and finally a Motorkhana at Willowbank. This year we had over 50 competitors attend sprint and non-sprint events of which 6 competitors were completely new to motorsport. Our calendar for 2017 is really exciting with 4 Non-Speed Events and of our 6 Sprint events, one will see PCQ return to Norwell. Jan NIL Feb 12 Motorkhana – Willowbank Mar 18 Morgan Park Sprint Apr NIL May 6 Lakeside Sprint Jun 3 QR Sprint Jul 22 Morgan Park Sprint Aug 27 Autocross – Lakeside DTC Sep 30 Hillclimb – Mt Cotton Oct 14 QR Sprint Oct 28 Sprint – Norwell Nov 12 Khanacross – Willowbank Dec NIL In January 2017, there will be a review of the existing Rules of Competition and we are only anticipating minor changes. The 2017 Rules of Competition will be published prior to the first event in February. Kevin Vedelago Motorsport Director

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This year we had a variety of social events that took us interstate on two occasions. We started the year in February with a mystery Breakfast run that ended at Wellington Point. March saw a brunch drive to Sandstone Point Hotel & in April we had a picnic at Newport – Scarborough by Moreton Bay. In May, a few members attended the 2 day social drive to Rennsport along with social drives to the Blue Mountains and an Early Morning Breakfast run with the NSW Porsche Club. June was Go-Karting at the Gold Coast with lots of enthusiastic participants. Christmas-in-July was with Porsche Club NSW at Coffs Harbour, an event that many are keen to do again. August was the social drive to Harrigans Irish Pub at Jacob’s Well. September saw an early morning drive to attend Byron Bay Cars & Coffee at ‘The Farm’. October was Noosa Beach Classic Car Show & Shine along with a show & shine at Oktoberfest. In November, a breakfast run to Victoria Point with December rounding out the year with the club Christmas Party at the Plough Inn in Southbank.

SOCIAL EVENTS 2017 Again we are putting a variety of social events across 2017 with destinations in a North – South – East & West locations; with such destinations as Toowoomba – Palmwoods (Sunshine Coast) – Mt. Tambourine for lunch, with one or two Mystery destinations across the year & a couple of picnic runs. Some have expressed ‘is it possible for the 2017 Christmas Party to be an over-night stay on the Sunshine Coast’. Please give me your feed-back – regarding the diary dates listed on the club web-site & magazine. Please think of these as suggestions & if you have an idea for a social event or destination please let me know & we can always look to include your idea this year. Happy Porscheing Greg McWhinney Social Director





Inter Club Challenge Round 8 was held by the BMW club on 16th October at Lakeside Motor Sport Park. It was held as a fund raising event for a very worthy cause....the Beyond Blue charity. Around three million Australians live with anxiety and/or depression every day. The Beyond Blue organization is trying to build awareness of the signs, and if you are worried about someone, starting a conversation with that person can really help. The event was run as a regularity sprint. For those of you who are not aware of the format, every entrant is given one practice session of seven laps. After observing your times for these seven laps, entrants must nominate an estimated lap time for the rest of the day whilst taking into account changing weather and track conditions as well as other traffic on track. The aim is to get as close to your nominated lap time lap after lap for the remainder of the day. For every tenth of a second slower than your nominated time, one point is lost. For every tenth

of a second faster than your nominated time, two points are lost. By the way, no timing is allowed within the car. Many Porsche drivers think that the greatest skill is going as fast as possible around a race track. The perception is that the two words (Inter Club) “Challenge” and “regularity” are two opposites. Try doing 30 laps within one or two tenths of a second of one another. That is a far bigger challenge than just going fast. If you were completely brain dead, you could nominate a slow lap time of, lets say 1 minute 20 seconds, and then use cruise control to achieve that consistent time.

Even if you drove a GT3RS, it doesn’t take Einstein to realise that won’t work!! Oh, did I mention that the minimum lap time that you were allowed to nominate on the day was 1 minute and 6 seconds. This makes it even harder for the faster cars to achieve. For even more complexity, this is not an individual event but a team event and there are four drivers in each team. End result.....a lot of fun and laughter was had by all. The winning team may have been from the Triumph club but the real winner on the day was Beyond Blue with around $8000 donated to this worthy cause. from the desk of Phil Hart

Top right : Kevin Vedelago Below right: Phil Hart Below Bob Hamilton in his favourite FJ Holden




The Panamera range expands: New three-litre V6 turbo as entry-level engine

Porsche will continue to expand the Panamera model range at the Los Angeles Auto Show when it presents the luxury saloon with a new 243 kW (330 hp) V6 turbo petrol engine in the rear-drive Panamera and all-wheel drive Panamera 4.

markets as the all-wheel drive Panamera 4 Executive (243 kW / 330 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive (340 kW / 462 hp), Panamera 4S Executive (324 kW / 440 hp) and Panamera Turbo Executive (404 kW / 550 hp).

The new V6 turbo is a highly efficient and agile entry-level addition to the impressive range of engines. Power is up by 15 kW (20 hp) over the corresponding engine of the previous Panamera generation. At the same time, Porsche is able to reduce the consumption of this completely redeveloped six-cylinder petrol engine by up to 1.0 L/100 kms.

With these Executive versions frequently used as chauffeur saloons in China and the USA especially, options include the latest generation Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment. The 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats can be detached for a wide range of uses; when needed, they transform the rear of the Panamera into a fully digitalised workplace. The high-quality displays can also be used as tablets outside the car.

In addition to the extra 15kW of power, the all-new Panamera and Panamera 4 bring an extensive list of additional Australian standard specification, namely: Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Air Suspension, four-zone climate control, LED headlights, 19-inch wheels, new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including Voice Control and Connect Plus (Apple Car Play), Digital Radio, 14way power seats with Comfort Memory Package, Panoramic Roof and Park Assist front and rear including Surround View. Also in Los Angeles Porsche will introduce Executive versions of the Panamera with a 150 mm longer wheelbase designed primarily as chauffeur saloons. These more luxurious models will not be sold in Australia but will be offered to selected 10


Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment will not be available as an option on Panamera models sold in Australia until a later stage when the features are developed for the local market. The introduction of the Panamera and Panamera 4 brings the number of Panamera models that will be offered in Australia to six to meet the varying requirements of local Porsche customers; with power outputs ranging from 243 kW for the new V6 turbo petrol Panamera to 404 kW for the mighty Panamera Turbo. All Panamera models are available for purchase now with initial deliveries expected in late Q1 of 2017.


Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) has already sold 40 of the all-new generation luxury saloon, many months ahead of local arrival and first test drives. Panamera / $210,000 / Q2 2017 Panamera 4 / $220,400 / Q3 2017 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid / $242,600 / Q3 2017 Panamera 4S / $304,200 / Q1 2017 Panamera 4S Diesel / $312,100 / Q2 2017 Panamera Turbo / $376,900 / Q1 2017 Fuel consumption and emissions*

Panamera: 7.6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 173–171g/km; efficiency class (Germany): C Panamera 4: 7.8 l/km, CO2 emissions: 177 – 175 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): C Panamera 4S: 8.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions: 186 – 184 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): C Panamera 4S Diesel: 6.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions: 178 – 176 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): B Panamera Turbo: 9.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions: 214 – 212 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): D Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: 2.5 l/100 km; electricity consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): A+ All fuel figures are “combined fuel consumption”. Courtesy of

Porsche Cars Australia

OKtoberfest 2016 And all the fun of the fair.

This years Octoberfest was again attended by a good contigent of Porsches that garnered a lot of interest from the attending crowds. There was pleanty of entertainment for all with the beer, food and music flowing freely. Another beautiful day at Oktoberfest 2016. This is truly a great day out, the weather, beer, food and cars, who could ask for

more! Thanks to Greg McWhinney for organising, and he was missed on the day. Starting with a casual meet up at PCB, a little jaunt around to the Ekka grounds we then parked the cars and grabbed a seat under the trees ready to kick back and enjoy. A few of us are making this a regular event but we also welcomed some first timers. This was the first year of

using an electronic wristband to purchase drinks, which proved a little challenging in loading but did make it easier and did not slow the drinking. It is a great family day out with rides and attractions and of course some singing and dancing. I highly recommend you put it in your calendar for next year. Rachel Place

BREAKFAST @ VICTORIA POINT November Sunday 20th Breakfast Run to Victoria Point We were greeted with a beautiful Sunday morning, with blue sky & sunshine with over 10 cars at Porsche Centre Brisbane when we arrived at 6.40am. Some of us spent time admiring the RS 718 in the showroom along with all the other new models on the ‘floor’ including a dark blue GT-4 awaiting for its new owner to take delivery. After taking a couple of photos of our group for the club Facebook page & handing out drive instructions we headed off for Victoria Point. We had a great cross sections of Porsches; GT-3 – 997’s – 996’s – 993 – 968 – 924GT – Boxters & 911’s.

The drive took our band of Porsches over the Gateway Bridge, then to the Port of Brisbane exit. This was followed by a lovely drive along Wynnum-Manly waterfront overlooking Morton bay, then over to Ricketts road and on out to Wellington Point – then following Tourist Drive (46) through Cleveland & onto the Wishing Well Café at Victoria Point, just over an hour ¼ drive. We stayed as a group for the most part which made for a great site with such a great range of Porsches in varying colours. A couple of club members that live in the Redland Bay area, Stan Adler & his partner Jill, along with Wayne & Lyn

Robertson met us at the café. We were fortunate to be able to have most of us park in front of the café making for a great photo. The sight gained plenty of admirers from the public along with our host for the morning Brenda (owner & chef) of Wishing Well Café taking their own photos of our group of Porsches. The staff did a great job, arranging our own area, making us feel very welcomed, coffee – tea orders were arranged & delivered quite quickly. Everyone settled into groups & you could hear laughs & conversations happening all around. At one stage I had Stan ask ‘my table’ to quieten down as it appeared due to laughs that our group was having far too much fun on a Sunday morning. Our Breakfast food orders arrived about 45-55 minutes later which was fine as it made for a nice relaxed morning. A leisurely breakfast with friends is one of life’s treats, especially when they share your passion of Porsches. After about 2 ½ hrs some started to make their way home, or off to keep other engagements. Thanks to everyone who attended making the Breaky-Run such a success. Happy Porscheing Greg McWhinney Social Director.




Mission accomplished –

Porsche wins manufacturers’ world championship with the 919 Hybrid Australia. Porsche became the World Champions again. The sports car brand from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen with the innovative Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid secured the manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Endurance Championship one race before the season’s finale. At the six-hour race in Shanghai this Sunday the driver trios of Timo Bernhard (DE)/Brendon Hartley (NZ)/Mark Webber (AU) and Romain Dumas (FR)/Neel Jani (CH)/Marc Lieb (DE) finished first and fourth to earn Porsche 38 points. Having now scored 301 points in total, Audi (222) and Toyota (207) cannot now catch Porsche at the last round in Bahrain on November 19. Michael Steiner, board member for research and development of Porsche AG, wit-nessed the title win on site and said: “The second manufacturers’ world champion-ship title for Porsche is another confirmation of the 919 Hybrid’s brave concept. The Weissach developed prototype joins other important Porsche race cars that were al-so ahead of their times, such as the 718 RS, 904, 917 or 956. They all wrote motor-sport history and significantly fired the road car development. This also goes for the 919 Hybrid. I’m proud on the entire team.”



Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1, added: “This big success was only possible thanks to a great team effort. Mechanics, engineers and drivers and many more peo-ple behind the scenes were fighting hard for this, and have now been rewarded for the second time after 2015. This doesn’t prove only the 919 Hybrid’s potential, but also the excellence of the team. I want to thank everybody from my heart.” For the futuristic Porsche 919 Hybrid it is another chapter in a story of success. In 2014 the class one Le Mans prototype (LMP1) debuted with a unique powertrain concept. Since then Porsche has won the Le Mans 24-hour race twice, to take over-all victory number 17 in 2015 and 18 in 2016. In 2015, which was the second season for the young team, Porsche also won the manufacturers’ world championship. Last year’s drivers’ title went to Bernhard/Hartley/Webber in a nerve wracking finale in Bahrain. With one race to go, the current championship leaders are this year’s Le Mans winners Dumas/Jani/Lieb. In total, from 24 races, the Porsche 919 Hybrid has 13 race wins and 15 pole positions to its tally. While the Porsche Team earns laurels on race tracks, the most important successes


are achieved in the Porsche Research and Development Center in Weissach near Stuttgart. There the 919 Hybrid was created in close collaboration with the road car development. It delivers a system power of over 900 HP (662 kW). Its combustion engine is a ground breaking downsizing motor. The compact two-litre V4 petrol en-gine is turbocharged and powers the rear axle with almost 500 HP (368 kW). Two different energy recovery systems – using brake energy from the front axle and ex-haust energy – feed a lithium ion battery storage. From there, on demand, an electro motor takes the energy to power the front axle with an additional over 400 HP (294 kW). With the design of the 919’s hybrid systems, the race department did pioneering work. Especially with regards to high voltage technology, the 919 works as an experimental laboratory for the voltage level of future electric road going sports cars. This way the knowledge gained on race tracks allowed the product cars’ developers to introduce the fourdoor concept study Mission E with 800 Volt technology. The first purely electric driven road going sports car from Porsche will go into production within the current decade. Porsche Australia

MEET THE MARKETING DIRECTOR Hello everybody. I am Cameron Allan, the new Marketing Director. I have been a Porsche owner and club member for a decade. But my enthusiasm for Porsche goes back to my teenage years when I saw my first 911. I was hooked instantly – like a newly hatched duckling imprinted to its mother – the sound, the look, the way it moved through space. It was a marvel to me then; and now. PCQ is one of the most successful car clubs in Queensland. My job as the Marketing Director is to build on the great work of previous committees in two regards. On the one hand, the club needs to market itself to advertisers and supporters of the club to improve club finances. We have to provide advertisers with opportunities to communicate with club members about the value of their products and service. That is one half of the marketing equation. On the other hand, the club needs to market itself to Porsche owners. We have to attract new members to the club – plus find ways of keeping the ones we already have. Part of the marketing job is work out how to facilitate communication between PCQ, members and advertisers to the mutual advantage of all. I will keep you up-to-date on new developments in marketing space as and when they occur.

An additional duty of the Marketing Director is to manage and dispatch merchandise; club shirts, caps and jackets. You can see them advertised on the club magazine and on the club web site. Please consider as your purchases boost club finances and improve club capacity to stage events and activities. When you order goods, I will get them to you as soon as possible. Periodically, the club will have a sale for superseded merchandise or less popular-sized goods. Keep an eye open for these items when they come up for sale. Finally, I must confess that marketing is not my day job. I did some marketing as part of an undergraduate business degree, long ago, so I have some ideas about how to proceed in this role. However, if you have expertise or ideas about how the club can improve marketing, please contact me by email (my inbox is always open) or face-to-face (I look forward meeting and talking to you). I look forward to participating in club events and contributing to club affairs. If you see me, I am always happy to chat. Cheers Cameron Allan

AND THE WEBMASTER Hi Club Members, My name is Jeff Clancey and I have taken over the Webmaster role for the club. For those of you who haven’t met me, I’ve been given this opportunity to introduce myself and give you all a bit of a glimpse into what I’m all about. My love of technology and Porsche’s started at an early age, I think it all began with seeing/driving the Porsche 930 Turbo in the 1987 game Test Drive. Since that time I’ve placed the marque above all others, making it a goal to have at least one Porsche in my garage as soon as I could. Life gets in the way of course and it wasn’t until 2009 that I first dipped my toe in the water, a manual 928S project came up that I thought would be right up my alley. Unfortunately after moving into a new house and undertaking a few years’ worth of renovations, I wasn’t in a position where I wanted to invest the time in bringing the old girl up to scratch. So at that point I decided there was another one out there for me and gave someone else the opportunity to finish what I had started. Fast forward to last year, with the house basically finished and my energy level restored, I managed to find a clean 928S (Auto this time though) with very little work required. Whilst I haven’t been able to give her my full attention just yet, I believe that the fit is right this time and sooner or later she’ll be 100%. Like many in the club I also have an interest in Motorsport and although they’re not Porsches, I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with the V8 Supercars in the past. I had been working with Stone Brothers Racing on their internal IT systems when I was given the opportunity to go on tour with them in 2005 and 2006. Working with a couple of other sponsors, I managed to attend most races during these two seasons, setting up equipment to

transmit the car telemetry from the Pits to the Ford Corporate suite. The highlight during this time would have to be staying in a house on Conrod Straight for the Bathurst 1000 both years (courtesy of Ford Motorsport). I did get to see the occasional Porsche as well :) In regards to the IT experience I’m bringing to the role, I have been working in the Industry for the better part of 20 years and I have developed a diverse skills set during this time (however I won’t bore you all with the details). I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Committee and other members in order to ensure that our use of technology best suits the needs of the club. If you see me on a Tuesday night or at another event, please feel free to say hello. Also if you are having any problems with the website or just have general feedback, you can always get in touch with me via email: admin@porsche-qld.org.au







Member Profiles

Mark, Amanda, Hayden & Cameron Reppel

My name is Mark Reppel and I have recently joined PCQ, along with my wife Amanda and two sons Hayden (15) and Cameron (13). They have all been subjected to many years of Porsche spotting and are certainly tired of my ‘trigger’ story……where my lifelong passion started. I was at boarding school ( a long way from FNQ) when a friend’s father took me for a spin in his new 930 Turbo. I was in the back seat and can clearly recall making a promise that I would one day have one of my own. I had never experienced anything like it! A few years later I also had the joy of driving a 928 from Brisbane to Cairns, which as a University student, was an awesome drive in itself. Fast forward 30+ years, I have finally been fortunate enough to be able to purchase my first Porsche. It is a 2011 997.2 TT , factory aero kit with only 20k on the odometer. To be honest I was a little worried that I may have spent too long dreaming about the vehicle, and would be disappointed when I actually made the purchase…..Nope – it is as amazing to a 46 year old as it was to my 16 year old self. As life turns full circle, one son is now at boarding school and both boys have definitely been ‘Porsche-d’.

We share our time between Cairns and Brisbane and operate a farming Company that manages a diversity of crops which have included, Bananas, Macadamias, Avocado’s, Sugar cane, Cashew nuts, Biofuels and Poultry. I’m very much looking forward to becoming part of the Porsche community and enjoying my very special car.

MEET THE HARBURGS, Lachlan & Will For Will and I, (Lachlan) there was never really a choice of passion for us in life, being born to a founding Porsche Club member (our Dad, Peter) could have only one ultimate outcome, an infatuation with the marque from day dot. Dad was heavily involved in Porsche Motorsport long before we were around, and some of our earliest memories involve running around Porsche Cup paddocks at Lakeside, Oran Park and other circuits from yesteryear. I remember being completely terrified of Dad starting his RSR race car before a session, to the point where we’d hide in the transporter until he departed for the dummy grid. As we grew older and more confident, we started getting involved on a more tangible level. Unfortunately for us, Dad had more common sense than to let us chase our dreams of motor-racing stardom, and kept our on-track involvement to an absolute minimum. That didn’t necessarily mean there weren’t a few excursions down the road with the Porsche Cup car shortly after learning how to drive a manual, but don’t tell Mum and Dad about that one. In 2014 I finally procured my first 911 – a guards red ‘86 coupe, and days later I participated in my first club day at Morgan Park. Needless to say I was hooked, and became a regular feature of Club days and local sprints - albeit down the bottom of the

time sheets. It was a trip to the 2015 Rennsport reunion in California, that cemented the burning desire to get behind the wheel of a race car. I had absolutely realised that I prefer being a driver over a spectator, so at age 25 and after 10 years of failed attempts, Dad conceded defeat and I took the recently refreshed old RSR Porsche Cup car out to a club day. Everything happened a lot more quickly in that car and I had foreign things like slick tyres and a powerful race engine to contend with. Going into 2016, Will had lost patience with being stuck on the pit wall as my chief mechanic, so he too procured his first track-going Porsche – albeit via the dark side! - in a 944 Turbo. With the RSR simultaneously sidelined with an much needed engine rebuild, the 944 became our weekend project, and more importantly a source of some bitter family rivalry. I hate to admit it but Will was pretty quick straight out of the box, which was completely unfair because I’m the bigger brother and in theory should be better at everything. Unfortunately we’ve had a few mechanical speed bumps since, however the car is now sorted and features brakes that last longer than 1 flying lap. Next year we hope to be bringing a 2 car assault onto the club days, with a Porsche Club NSW Easter Bathurst entry in the works. Watch this space!




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Macan Turbo Performance Pack As the sports car of the compact SUV segment, the Macan has been setting standards in terms of driving dynamics since its debut. Now, Porsche is upping the ante once again: Equipped with the ‘Performance Package’, the Macan Turbo now tops off the model line, impressing with enhanced driving dynamics, increased agility and an even greater emotional appeal. The twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre V6 engine has been upgraded to deliver 324 kW – which is 30 kW more than the Macan Turbo. The car now accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (a reduction of 0.4 seconds), and achieves a new top speed of 272 km/h (an increase of six km/h). Maximum torque has also risen to 600 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm) and is available across a broad rev range between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. This also increases the tractive force: In Sport Plus mode, the time taken to accelerate from 80 km/h to 120 km/h has dropped to 2.9 seconds (a reduction of 0.2 seconds). Fuel consumption (in line with the NEDC) for the new top-of-the-range Macan is between 9.4 L/100 km and 9.7 L/100 km.

fitted on the regular Macan Turbo. The discs are gripped by six-piston brake callipers completed with a red paint finish. The Macan Turbo with Performance Package comes standard with air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), but in this case with an overall ride height reduction of 25 mm – which is a further 10 mm lower than the regular Macan Turbo with air suspension and PASM. With the Sport Chrono Package, drivers can ramp up the performance even further. In Sport Plus mode, this package ensures the chassis, engine and transmission are tuned to sporty effect – accompanied by an even more emotional sound from the sports exhaust system. The seven-speed PDK doubleclutch transmission is now designed to

However, it is not just the engine power that is given a boost in the Macan Turbo equipped with Performance Package – a newly developed brake system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust system are all fitted as standard. The front axle features grooved brake discs with a diameter of 390 millimetres – 30 millimetres larger than the brake discs


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Entry-level model with turbocharged four-cylinder engine Porsche in Australia is expanding its successful compact SUV range with the introduction of a new turbocharged fourcylinder Macan model. This new in-line 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 185 kW of power and 370 Nm of torque. Together with the standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission it delivers impressive acceleration: zero to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, or 6.5 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono-Package. Top speed is 229 km/h. The Macan also proves to be very efficient with fuel consumption of 7.4 L/100 kms according to the NEDC. Sporty turbocharged four-cylinder The in-line four-cylinder engine is designed to be particularly sporty and efficient: It operates with up to two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing. VarioCam Plus adapts the intake and exhaust camshaft continually and also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Its powerful 370 Nm of torque is available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm for excellent overtaking performance. As is characteristic for all Porsche models, the Macan is capable of converting its engine power into exceptionally sporty driving dynamics. This is ensured by the standard Porsche Traction Management PTM active all-wheel drive system in interplay with an agile suspension and precise steering. An air suspension system with levelling control including PASM with adaptive dampers is available as an option. With an unladen weight of 1,770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.




Extensive level of standard equipment Visually, and in its features, the new entry-level Macan only differs from other more powerful models in its details. Exterior distinguishing characteristics are side window trim strips in black, also black brake calipers beneath the standard 19-inch Macan Turbo wheels, the same wheels as on the Macan S models. The list of standard features is impressive, and includes: BiXenon head lights with dynamic head light levelling, ParkAssist front and rear with reversing camera, Lane Departure Warning, Memory Package for the electric driver’s seat, Alcantara seat inserts, three-zone automatic climate control, Digital Radio, Tyre Pressure Monitoring and Porsche’s latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation, mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and voice control system. The new entry Macan model is available to order now priced from $76,610* with deliveries expected late in the first quarter of 2017. * Prices are recommended retail prices before statutory and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State. * Fuel Consumption for Porsche Macan combined fuel consumption 7.4 L / 100 kms; CO2 emissions 172 gm / Km; efficiency class c Porsche Cars Australia


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A recent holiday to Europe allowed us the opportunity of visiting the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, but more importantly the chance to take a three

was by far the prettiest Porsche I have ever seen. Don’t you love those cheeky red brake calipers? After a careful walk around the car and a detailed briefing we were off. I knew I was lost approximately 30 seconds after take off - the comfort, the style, the cup holders but most of all the sound. That beautiful deep, throaty growl and of course the power. What joy to have the speed limit-free autobahn to “let her rip” and enjoy the surge of power that took us up to 170kph plus, maybe a little more, in no time flat. Thanks to the sat nav system, which had been pre-programmed in English, we were able to find our way along the autobahn and up into the hills heading for Wurzburg.

even a visit to a castle or two and maybe some souvenir shopping as well. But no, that wasn’t on the agenda. A stop for coffee and a nose powdering was as good as it got – well we didn’t want to miss any driving time did we? The three hours flew by (as did some of the scenery) and far too soon it was time to head back down the hills, travelling along some very windy country lanes, which allowed a full exploration of the way this stunning vehicle clung to the road. On return to the Porsche Museum another thorough inspection of the car Porsche water

I had been looking forward to wandering the old towns we were to visit - perhaps hour drive in the car of our dreams. We had initially booked only a one hour drive (what were we thinking?) but luckily sense prevailed and we extended the booking to three hours a few days before arriving in Stuttgart. Planning ahead is required as the unfortunate chap in front of Peter at the desk found out. He had fronted up to take a drive but to his dismay was told he needed to have booked weeks in advance. After paying a rather hefty, but quite u n d e rs t a n d a b l e , deposit and being told that a lost key would cost 2,500EU we were treated to a coffee while our car was prepared. We had chosen a Sapphire Blue Cayman S and it wasn’t only Peter’s heart that beat faster as we were introduced to our ride on the forecourt of the museum. I confess to not being a real car fiend, but I do love a pretty Porsche and this 20


and a very reluctant return of the keys. Now of course we both yearn to be the owners of a Sapphire Blue Cayman S. If you are ever in Stuttgart, don’t hesitate to take a Porsche drive in the Porsche of your choice.


Russ Kempnich Guest Speaker October Club Night Our guest speaker was long time club member Russ Kempnich talking about his overseas motorsport experiences in his extremely rare, exotic and desirable 1984 Porsche 956 on display in period correct Iseki livery which ran Group C back in the 1980’s. Russ presented a very informative, humourous and entertaining account backed up with videos of his events at iconic tracks such as Le Mans and Spa. Many of us would have seen Russ and the 956 run at QR and Eastern Creek (Rennsport 2013), tracks far too short for this car. Russ said it was great to get it back to the tracks it was designed for and stretch the legs on a car capable of over 360 kph and lapping the famed Nurburgring in 6 min 11 seconds. He touched on the trials and tribulations involved in maintaining such a car overseas and

dealing with the authorities around the world regarding competition rules and regulations and also getting the car to and from the other side of the world. Russ detailed some of the costs incurred in running the 956 in the Group C Series not just entry fees, tyres and car preparation but also the costs of travel and accommodation in Europe. Although Russ did not go into details,

his results in 2014 competing in one of the oldest Group C cars in the field against much newer and more advanced Mercedes, Jags, Mazdas and 962s, were quite impressive. These included an 8th place at Catalunya and Le Mans with a fine 6th place at Spa. These races had grids of around 20 cars which included PCQ Life Member, Peter Harburg who campaigned his Porsche 962.

Paddock at Le Mans 2014 Group C race.




When Porsche redefined itself derivatives of the Porsche 924 that initially served as an entry-level model are on display. The 924 Turbo Targa prototype of 1979 is being shown for the first time. Although this model never went into production, its design flowed into the development of the 944 cabriolet. The Porsche 928, which celebrated its premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 1977, was initially intended to replace the 911. As a Gran Turismo and luxury sports car, it forged entirely new paths with much better ride comfort and a large boot.

On the one hand, they are ideal sports cars, and on the other a break with tradition in Porsche history: the transaxle models. The Porsche Museum showed examples in a special exhibit that ran from April 27 to October 16, 2016. In 1976, Porsche introduced the transaxle powertrain configuration in the type 924 and embarked into new territory. The engine is mounted in front, but the transmission is at the rear axle. Between 1976 and 1995, Porsche built a generation of sports cars that deviated far from the established principles of the 911 - in the types 924, 928, 944 and 968. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of these models, the Porsche Museum showed 23 exceptional examples of these cars in the framework of the special exhibition “The Transaxle Era. 22


From the 924 to the 928.” Over half of these cars were exhibited at the museum for the first time ever. A perfect combination of sportiness and everyday practicality The transaxle models were a great economic success for the sports car manufacturer in this era. Porsche was able to sell cars built with the new drivetrain configuration to nearly 400,000 customers worldwide. Underlying this success is a philosophy that is typical of Porsche: a perfect combination of sportiness and everyday practicality. In addition to exhibiting a selection of production and race cars, the Porsche Museum also shows select prototypes and concept cars that have so far never left the museum’s exhibit hall. For instance, a number of different


The 924 was a sports car without prece­dent. Engine in the front, transmission at the rear, and all manner of space in between. Forty years ago, Porsche astonished the public by presenting a modern fourcylinder sports car with a transaxle design. An advertising slogan lauding the “family sports station wagon” captured the vision behind it. And the car broke new ground. Just one year later, Porsche enriched the Gran Turismo world with the impressive 928. Again, the concept called for the engine in front and the transmission in back. But this vehicle was a futuristic sports car with an eight-cylinder engine. According to a brochure from 1977, the design of the 928 shook up automotive hierarchies by combining three cars into one: a thoroughbred high-performance sports car, a comfort-oriented luxury sedan, and a versatile utility vehicle.

Just one year later, in 1978, the 928 became the only sports car to date to be named “Car of the Year”. As part of a potential extension of the 928 model line, work began on a cabriolet version of the Gran Turismo in the spring of 1987. This resulted in the 928 S4 cabriolet concept car, which – despite its harmonious design – would never be produced. This one-of-a-kind prototype was also shown in the special exhibit along with five other 928 models. The type 944 followed in September 1981. It was positioned as a link between the 924 and the 911 with its 163-hp fourcylinder engine. Right from the start, the 944 was accepted as a “genuine” Porsche, not least because of its Porsche engine that was derived from the 928. No previous Porsche model had sold so well or quickly as the 944. By the time its production ended in 1991, a total of 163,302 units of the 944 model line sports car had been produced. The special exhibition includes such items as the cabriolet concept car from the year 1985, which was being shown in public

for the first time. This model, painted in flamingo pink, is distinguished by a 183hp four-valve per cylinder engine with a catalytic converter, airbag and ABS. The first concept of a 944 cabriolet was presented in 1985 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main. Porsche 968 marks the end of the transaxle era Other 944 models of the special exhibition include the “Luna” project, which was essentially an endurance test conducted by the Austrian endurance specialist Gerhard Plattner in 1987. He travelled from North America across Europe to Asia in a period of 258 days, covering 384,405 kilometres – equivalent to the distance from the Earth to the moon. The Porsche 968 – a product of 15 years of technical evolution – marks the end of the transaxle era. Its centrepiece is a 240hp three-litre engine that is one of the world’s most torque-strong four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engines. Visitors also enjoyed seeing a roadster concept of the Porsche 968 that was created in 1992

under the leadership of the former head of design, Harm Laagay. The main traits of this prototype are the soft and muscular form of its wings, a dynamic cockpit section and an emotionally-charged interior. At the end of 1992, the 968 roadster project was retired in favour of the Boxster concept car that was presented in early 1993. Service concept closely interlinks Porsche tradition and innovation The Zuffenhausen-based sports car manufacturer has also demonstrated its competence in vehicle restoration in the transaxle model lines. Porsche Classic services all vehicles whose production end date is generally more than ten years in the past. These services encompass all aspects – from car care and technical literature to delivery and aftermarket manufacturing of original parts and even complete restorations. A total of over 52,000 original parts are currently available worldwide. Porsche integrates the care and value preservation of both modern classics and vintage cars into an innovative service concept that closely interlinks Porsche tradition.

Porsche designer Harm Lagaaij One man who was there for both the start and the finish of the transaxle era PORSCHE




One man who was there for both the

start and the finish is 69-year-old Porsche designer Harm Lagaaij, who first joined Porsche in 1971. He developed the layout of the cars during these two important periods. As a young designer, he created the 924 and left Porsche soon afterward. He returned as head designer in 1989, whereupon he designed the final transaxle models: the 968 and the 928 GTS, as well as the last air-cooled 911. At roughly the same time, his team also created the first Boxster and the first water-cooled 911, and with them the modern era of the brand. The special exhibition at the Porsche Museum is therefore in part the story of Harm Lagaaij himself. His first big opportunity came in 1972, when Porsche’s head designer Anatole Lapine asked his team to make preliminary drawings for the EA 425 development contract. Lagaaij began to assemble his ideas in the form of sketches. He could not have imagined that he would end up giving form to the coupe that a few years later would become the best-selling sports car in the world.

The Porsche 924

“I was a young designer, just 25 years old,” he says. 24


the man who was there for the start and finish

“And yes, I had a major hand in the 924. It started off as a VW project. There were three final proposals for the exterior. One came from Richard Soderberg, one from Dawson Sellar, and one from me. All three were based on the transaxle package, and they were very different.” The three versions were presented in Wolfsburg as 1:5 scale models. “My design was chosen,” says Lagaaij. While he provided the overall style for the proportions of the 924, another designer supplied the car’s most striking feature. “The VW executive board was very taken by the large glass hatch on Soderberg’s proposal, so his glass dome was added to my design.” The interior of the 924 and the 928 was created by interior designer Hans Braun. Harm Lagaaij: “Drafting the 924 was a purely intuitive process” The rest is history, one might say. But that is not entirely correct. We know that the oil crisis led Volkswagen to discontinue work on the EA 425 in late 1974, even though the car was completely finished and already being prepared for production. We also know that Porsche then purchased all rights


to the sports car and brought it onto the market in early 1976 as the 924. What is not widely known, however, is how the 924 was a clear and unmistakable Porsche right from the start—despite the use of Volkswagen and Audi parts.

As Lagaaij observes, “The fact that this project was initially developed for Volkswagen but then became a very successful Porsche shows how effective the original design was.” As for why the car clearly remains a Porsche to this day, Lagaaij says he always had the Porsche aesthetic in mind when working on the drawings, even though the job came from Volkswagen. “Drafting the 924 was a purely intuitive process. And of course its design was something of a surprise, because Porsche hadn’t made anything like it before.” Just a few meters away from the young Lagaaij, the 928 was being created at the same time as the 924. In fact, photos of the design center back then show the two models together. Anatole Lapine was in charge of the 928 as well, and the original sketches of the Gran Turismo came from Wolfgang Möbius. When you look at the two models, you sense the synergies. “The transaxle structure was designed to improve the weight distribution. The goal was 50:50, and the proportions already reveal how that was achieved,” says Lagaaij. But to truly

Porsche 924 World record car:

With the 924, Porsche broke new ground in 1976. As a timely response to the energy crisis, the attractively priced and economical four-cylinder sports car was intended to appeal to potential new customers. Porsche wanted to go in new directions in terms of marketing, too, and planned to draw attention with a high-speed world record drive. The goal of an average speed of over 250 km/h over a distance of 10,000 miles required a Porsche 924

understand the similarities, you have to look at the details. Both models have a short front overhang, a very long engine hood, and a long roof. The overhang at the rear was meant to accommodate the transmission behind the axle and thus to perfectly balance the weight. The most advanced sports car of its time Most automotive journalists regarded the Porsche 928, with its co-steering Weissach rear axle, as the most advanced sports car of its time. Accolades came in from all corners. In 1978, it even received

the top international award: European Car of the Year. Those innovative vehicles have now become coveted classics. The 924, 944, 968, and 928 models are increasingly of interest to collectors.

on highlighting the strategic design concept,” notes Lagaaij. The 993 model series—a 911 that differed markedly from its predecessors and whose front displayed an affinity to the 968 and the 928—took a similar approach in 1993. But two years later, the transaxle era was coming to an end, and by the summer of 1995 Lagaaij was already looking to the future. “We wanted a design that could remain effective for a long time.” With the first Porsche Boxster and the 996 series of the 911, the Porsche team found the resolution to this quest for the Porsche design of the future.

The Porsche 928 S

When Harm Lagaaij returned to Porsche in 1989, he found three model series that had little in common stylistically: the 944, the 928, and the 911 (964). “People were looking for a family resemblance back then. That was viewed as a formula for success. So I had to give the three series this recognizable quality.” In 1991, Porsche presented the first results of this family constellation with the 968 and the 928 GTS. “A priority was placed optimized for long-distance rec­ords. The result: instead of the standard 92 kW (125 hp), the turbocharged world-record four-cylinder put out a splendid 184 kW (250 hp). The aerodynamics also received special attention. After extensive windtunnel testing, the drag coefficient was

an outstanding Cd 0.268, which enabled a top speed of 280 km/h. Shortly before the planned record-breaking drive in July 1977, the world-record attempt was put on ice for strategic reasons. Instead of ripping around the high-speed oval of Nardò, the fastest 924 of all time rolled into the newly founded P o r s c h e Museum. Years: 1976/77 Engine: Fourcylinder turbo Displacement: 1,984 cc Power: 184 kW (250 hp) Weight empty: 980 kg Top track speed: 280 km/h




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November was a very busy month with family visits, business trips down south, Porsche Club QLD meetings, and to top it off the Australian Porsche Presidents meeting held here in QLD, for the first time in 4 years. Thirteen around the table led to healthy discussions and decisions. One thing I did learn very quickly however, is that my sentence structure, use of the English language and technical expertise needs to improve enormously. After much discussion about the Presidents Finland tour earlier this year, which QLD sadly did not attend, driving on the ice, dancing at parties, reindeer rides and dog sledding were no doubt great memories for them all. I had to just sit there and listen with a very sad face. The meeting started once all settled; discussion ensued on sales numbers and forward planning for Porsche from base models up to hybrid models. Toni Andrevski, Porsche Marketing Director, opened the meeting and went on to thank the Porsche clubs for their support to the brand and all their efforts to promote Porsche as we do, and also Pamela Ward for her tireless work with the clubs. Relating his drive in a GT3 RS at Hockenheim recently which was being used to promote Porsche prior to racing; heightening his love and passion for Porsche, his excitement at Germany reinstating the Cup Car Programme being similar to our passion and love for the brand every time we take ours out, be it track or social activity. He discussed the upcoming future of Porsche and where they were heading in regards to their future models. Sales have increased phenomenally from initially 12001300 cars per year including New Zealand to this year PCA selling 4,800. 911 sales have just come back to pre GFC level with our share of GT product skyrocketing, PCA expecting to sell 30-40 units but selling well over 100 so sports car sales still strong whilst other models are selling strongly also. Reports from other clubs then went on to include an umbrella organisation which was not needed whilst we all work together. Combined purchasing between clubs for merchandise, lifting the corporate image of clubs reducing costs and stock wastage; Club management business cards; Club promotional options; the support needed from Porsche dealerships; come and try days; motorsport numbers; social events; communication improvement between clubs and PCA; challenges facing members involvement in events; events organised to include SUV owners; social media control to club owned pages; 2 year mandate placed on President position to encourage others to come through, Porsche AG states 3 years max in rules; rifts within clubs and how to manage; inclusion in events at other PC days, motorsport and social; possibility on start of inter Porsche club challenge next year using tracks in NSW,

VIC and ADEL. Finally supporting and promoting PCA events. So once all this was mulled over and ideas from all states come forward we finished up the meeting, had a five minute break and off to dinner, in true German style organised to the minute. Over the next few hours there was more discussion on club issues and much coversation on a particular West Australian president’s birthday that day!! Day two saw the presidents head off to Mt. Cotton to pick up Porsches to drive out to QR. GT3s, Turbos , Boxsters, Cayman, Cayenne, Macans, 911 and a 911S. What a line up! Arriving at Queensland Raceway we were invited to tea and coffee and a briefing by none other than Tomas Mezera to do the Level 3 Master Course. Driving Instructors Andy McElrea, Alex Davidson, Craig Baird, Dave Russell, Steve Owens, Darren Beal were there to keep us under control and try and correct everything we were doing wrong! As Tomas said at the end of the day, it is amazing that the cars, which are standard road cars, continued to run all day with no problems or breakage: it is a testament to their engineering and manufacturing brilliance. They were run fairly hard by around 25+ people from 9am through to 4pm without a hiccup, from cornering around turn 3, slalom course between turns 5 and 6 and braking and driving through the apex at turn 1. Boy did I learn a lot, it has changed my whole driving style and I love it. In the afternoon we jumped from car to car doing 5 laps of the sprint circuit in each car. I can now go through the dip without losing the rear on the way out, such an achievement! I met some lovely gentlemen from New Caledonia and Singapore who had come over to do the level 1 through 4 with Porsche and they were having the best time. I tried really hard to talk them into becoming members and buying a track car to leave here and travel over on motorsport days, then PCV got in on the act and started a bidding war, it was a lot of laughs and some serious driving of some very beautiful, serious machinery. I would have to say my favourite obviously was the GT3, the Turbo would be next then I had a serious dilemma, the Boxster S or the 911 S??? The Boxster I think might have just come out on top for me as it was so beautifully balanced, handling was superb and power was unbelievable. The Macan was awesome through the slalom course if you can believe that and well, the 911 then the Cayman and the standard Boxster, all amazing so very hard to even put one last because for anyone else on any day it could be number 1. If you ever get the chance to do the sport driving courses with PCA you really should take the plunge. It is not just for speed, it is about learning to drive, defensive driving and control and then there is the track so it really is for everyone. Thank you Porsche Cars Australia for a very informative and educational two days.













As with all special functions, weddings, birthdays and Christmas parties the night went so quickly, with no issues or mishaps except for my own. In my usual fashion I left the club champion trophy on the bench next to my car so I wouldn’t forget it... which is where it stayed. The Plough Inn staff were fantastic to deal with and on the night were truly amazing. The food fresh and plentiful, the music by Jordan Pol Bodetto was great and the awards presentation; well let’s say Phil Ross did a great job to control the misbehaving motorsport people. I missed a number of people in the photos I’m sorry but I do hope that everyone enjoyed the night being relaxed and casual. I enjoyed it immensely though I think the bag carrier I have turned into a trophy hound on the night!! Next year, I hope many more will attend and enjoy the company of other club members both social and motorsport. Till then Bis bald, und viel Spass!




Tasmania (in our other German car) who also had convened at Mansfield before trekking up the hill. The next morning saw us setting off up the hill, and yes it was time to give those hydrocarbons another good flogging. It had been snowing up on the mountain each day for the preceding week and the weekend forecast was

TARGA HIGH COUNTRY In mid August 2016 I received a new message to my inbox from PCA about an invitation to participate in the 2016 Porsche Tour of Targa High Country. This was extremely fortuitous as we were one week out from the annual Hamilton Island Race Week and with all my preparations of the island and a yacht for the regatta, I hadn’t had time to get an anniversary present for my beautiful understanding wife. What better gift than a trip to Mt Buller for four nights and three days punting our new GT4 around some of the best mountain roads in the country. Race Week came and went and we were on a high following seven line honours wins and we started to count down the days before we headed south for our adventure. We then started looking at long range forecasts. In the early stages this did not look good with predicted sub zero temperatures and the closer we got to the date, it didn’t get much better. The logistical planning kicked in and we made the decision to trailer the GT4 south behind our Cayenne GTS, the idea being that we’d be doing the best part of 10,000 kms by the time we got back and would probably need a new set of tyres for the new toy on return. The one big advantage of towing would be that we’d burn a bucket load of hydrocarbons going down which might help ease the snowfalls in the Victorian Alps. Once we settled into a routine, we were consuming 98RON at the rate of 17.2L/100km, with the odd (and even) spurt passing traffic adding to that a wee bit. The trip down was relatively easy and extremely cautious with such precious cargo close behind and we took a leisurely pace catching up with friends and family on the way down. Wherever we went the GT4 duly followed. For weight distribution the GT4 was loaded rear end on, on the trailer and it was quite ironic that when you drive the GT4 all you can see out the back window is “the wing”. When towing it, all you can see in the rear view mirror of the Cayenne is the same bloody wing. We arrived in Mansfield on the afternoon before registration and gave both the Porsches a good clean after the long trip down, most unusually more bugs on the rear of the GT4 than normally on the nose. That evening was time to relax and catch up with friends from across the country whom we compete with at Targa 32


GT3RS, Turbos, a full gamut of 911’s and no less than 5 GT4’s. Friday morning dawned crisp and clear albeit very cold and the first stage was down the mountain. Apart from my entry in the King of the Mountain event in Townsville not long after taking delivery of the GT4, this was my first opportunity to drive the car on closed roads so we set out rather tentatively. Day one saw us complete three stages outbound to Euroa for lunch break and then the same

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for -5 Saturday and -4 on Sunday with overnight snow so our mission was to do something about it. The big red Porker did its thing and we emptied the 98RON at the rate of 28L/100km up the hill. It didn’t make any difference to the snow falls but by God that V8 sounded great. On arrival at the resort we were met with piles of snow beside the villas up to 1.5m high, this was even colder than Targa Tasmania, and late spring in Victoria. The car was unloaded, all our winter wardrobe unpacked and we registered and were greeted by the awesome staff of Porsche Australia. This group of people really deserve the highest of accolades. Everything was organised and done for us completely seamlessly, all with the highest degree of professionalism. I cannot sing their praises highly enough. This was going to be three days of pure enjoyment. Following the registration procedures we had the customary welcome dinner which gave us a great chance to meet with and socialise with the other participants, some of whom had done previous tours, some were newcomers. Whilst it was the first Tour for Gail and I, we are regular competitors in Targa Tasmania in the competition categories in our SL500 Merc so it was terrific for us to experience this social side. After all, it was an anniversary present. The range of vehicles competing was heaven on a stick for not only a car enthusiast but a Porschephile in particular, everything from the latest


three stages in reverse order back up to the mountain. By the last stage on Day 1 my confidence in the car had grown and we were really able to punt it back up the hill with incredible pace. I had read so much about the GT4 whilst waiting for delivery and with any high performance vehicle the reality quite often doesn’t live up to the reputation. In this case the GT4 does everything it says on the box……….and more. Every time I drive the car it amazes me even more. Saturday morning dawned bleak and even colder with a dusting of snow over all of the cars in the car park. This was quite a novelty for northern visitors and many photos were taken but this was only a precursor of what was to come. Fortunately there was no stage down the mountain with the first stage starting well below the snowline. The highlight of Day 2 had to be the street stage through Mansfield where the locals and visitors alike turned out in hordes to admire the cars and festivities which took over the town. It was an extremely impressive sight to see the line up of Porsches and other competitors along the main street. By the end of Day 2, the organisers were walking on eggshells, as in recent Tours there had been quite a few instances of cars being driven a little too exuberantly thus earning the wrath of the Targa Organising Committee. With one day to go, there had been no incidents or accidents and all were

having a ball with the exception of one poor co driver who spent the weekend rather car sick, no it wasn’t my seasoned co driver who spent the whole weekend saying “God this car sounds good”. Sunday morning, yep it was cold but nothing prepared us for the snow that greeted us outside. There was a thick blanket of snow 75 – 100mm thick over the cars. Even Ferdy Bear our “other child” got a frost bitten bum sitting in the snow waiting to depart. I ran the car for 20 minutes to try and warm it up and even then the oil temperature was only 10. The first stage was again down the mountain but it was a case of just tippy toe down the hill, the car too precious to risk. It was a different sight though, following a 911 that had sheets of snow slide off it each corner we went around. The first real stage we could attack was a 40+km stage around Lake Eildon. I gather the scenery was quite spectacular (looking at the GoPro vision later) but the road was simply awesome. It was a very long and technical stage and all of us in GT4’s were having trouble with front tyres overheating after 20kms into the stage. We had to do this stage in reverse order after lunch. The lunch break was taken in a park on the banks of Lake Eildon where we all appreciated Matt Campbell’s aviating skills, well guiding a drone anyway. Matt entertained us all as well as some of the local canine

population by flying his drone around the parkland and across the assembled fleet of cars. The afternoon was spent traversing the morning’s course finishing off with a final blast up the mountain finishing under the clock tower in the resort square and receiving our Targa Plates and Medals. So that was the official part of the trip over, ahead lay the trip home with pressure on for us to be both back at work 3 days later. We headed off the mountain mid morning on Monday after loading up the car and strapping it down. I had promised a mate of mine we would rendezvous in Bathurst on the Monday night, he was on his way south to Canberra for the XU1 Nationals so that was our destination for the first night. We turned off the Hume just north of Gundagai and then through Cowra. What an amazing road, if only we didn’t have the car trailer behind, perfect touring roads for the big red Cayenne. Bathurst behind us we headed north again via Orange and picked up the Newell Highway at Dubbo and on northwards trying to make Theodore by nightfall. As the afternoon wore on it became obvious that we wouldn’t make it before nightfall. Despite the Cayenne having awesome headlights, they aren’t a match for Skippy’s relatives, some of recently deceased relatives laying in peace beside the road from the previous

night. Miles became our overnight stop leaving a short 900 odd kays left for the final day. We arrived back in Airlie Beach late on the Wednesday afternoon, unloaded the car and crashed and up again at 5am the next morning ready for work back on Hamilton Island. In all including the Targa stages we covered just over 9500kms in 10 days, went through a sh##load of 98RON which had absolutely zero effect on global warming, it was still snowing at Mt Buller last week but despite the driving load, neither car used a drop of oil, tyre pressures remain unchanged and they both ran like clockwork. Porsche engineering is second to none. Our thanks extend to Tony and Pamela from PCA along with their staff who were always on hand and eager to assist, thanks too, to Alex Davison and Matt Campbell as Tour Leaders who were always willing to pass on some invaluable tips and kept us all entertained with some “war stories” from the professional driving escapades. We’ll look forward to catching up with the PCA team in Tassie next year where we’ll give our SL500 her last hurrah before retirement. We’d love to do the Bathurst 12 hour weekend but only have so much annual leave and there are so many events. As for High Country next year, we’ll be there, and I know what I’ll be getting Gail for an anniversary present next year!

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I have not competed in a Porsche Club Queensland motor sport event for over a year. Maybe it had been my health issues of late. Maybe I was just feeling a little stale or perhaps it was issues I had with the running of the club in recent years. Whatever the reason, a great way to return was with the Lakeside DTC (driver training circuit) single lap autocross on October 8th. This event is half way between a motorkhana and a circuit sprint. There is only one car on track at any time and a lap takes around 60 seconds. Most cars use only 1st and 2nd gears although some low geared cars may need 3rd. It is a “not too serious” event where the most important thing is having fun rather than getting the fastest lap time. The course looks easy as you walk around but as you start to drive it at pace, it becomes more of a challenge. It turns out that two of the corners are off camber downhill that are not particularly suited to a car with a rear engine if you don’t want to come out backwards. Both of these off cambers are on the same corner (taken from two different directions) long known as “Wilsons Spin” - named after our Lotus club helper for the day. That should have been a clue. One nameless competitor was overheard saying “That takes a bit more skill than I have got”. It was a real pleasure to see nearly as many front engine Porsches compete as their rear engine relatives. It was

also a pleasure to see seven out our ten committee members present on the day. I am hoping Peter Stapley is prepared to write an event report on parts of the track that the rest of us never saw. I thought this was a nice way of describing a “wrong direction” or two.....or three! Peter did however manage the fastest time of the day in his lovely rumbling 928. Who cares that it wasn’t exactly the course the rest of us navigated. Craig Hooper and Michael Treffene both turned

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up in 911 S machines that sounded completely different. With 12 corners to be negotiated in under 60 seconds, it is similar to a game of snooker in that you have to think a few corners ahead of the one you are currently taking. If you don’t, you may get one corner really well but be embarrassed at the next. Sven Koremans was unwillingly quoted as saying “I’m driving faster than I can think”. The Black family were there in various vehicles and Alan Carseldine managed to keep his

son Glen from bettering his own time in the 968. Glen Wallace and Cameron Mitchell brought along some serious exotica to impress the timekeepers. Gary Taber took the honours from Grant Wales in the 944 Turbo battle, however overcoming dreaded turbo lag off the start line would make both of them serious contenders for outright honours. By 12 noon, we were all trying too hard, and, as such, our lap times suffered. A BBQ like the good old club days put on by our presidential master chef Lee Cooper settled us down for the afternoon assault on the perfect lap. Thanks must go to Daryl Wilson from the Lotus Club Queensland who gave his time to set up the timing gear for us and to stay all day timing the event ably assisted by my wife Gail. A few Lotus cars competed on the day and they are all seriously competitive. Lotus are the current Inter Club Challenge champs and if the Porsche Club Queensland is to challenge them for the ICC crown in 2017, we are going to need a big effort from all. Bring it on!! Phil Hart







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2017 - 911 GT3 Cup Car Boasting a completely redeveloped drive, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will take to the starting line on the world’s race tracks from 2017. The rear of the world’s mostproduced GT racing car now houses a four-litre, six-cylinder flat engine for even more drive. Thanks to thoroughbred motorsport technology, the compact engine with direct fuel injection delivers peak performance of 357 kW, a 19 kW increase in power over its predecessor. A range of innovative details also improve efficiency in addition to engine performance, ensuring even better durability of the naturally aspirated engine in racing mode. Importantly, maintenance costs have also been reduced. A valve drive with rigidly mounted rocker arms and a central oil feed is being used for the very first time. Furthermore, an integrated oil centrifuge is used to optimise oil defoaming in the engine. A crankshaft with significantly increased rigidity has also been installed.

rigidity and a lightweight body. The new 911 GT3 Cup is ready to race weighing in at just 1,200 kilograms. Porsche manufactures the 911 GT3 Cup on the same production line as the 911 road car in its main plant in StuttgartZuffenhausen. The basic race tuning is performed at the Weissach motorsport centre, where vehicles are also thoroughly tested by a professional race driver prior to delivery to the customer.

of 20 race series around the world where the 911 GT3 Cup is used exclusively. First purchase option for the 2018 version 911 GT3 Cup will be given to teams competing in the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

Some 3,031 units of the 911 GT3 Cup have been built in the 996, 997 and 991 model lines since 1998. This makes the Porsche racing car from Stuttgart the most-produced and most-sold GT racing car in the world. The new race car will make its local debut in the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship, one

A new front apron and a new rear end improve the downforce of the new 911 GT3 Cup and therefore enhance traction and performance. The prominent 184-centimetre wide rear wing has been retained from the predecessor model. The wheel dimensions are also unchanged: One-piece 18-inch racing rims with a central locking mechanism are used – with 270 mm Michelin racing slicks on the front axle and massive 310 mm on the rear axle. The intelligent aluminium-steel composite construction ensures maximum


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prestigious motorsport award, the Jim Clark Trophy. Aside from his duties at MR, these days, Andy works on building the other

McElrea Racing Founded in 2009 by Andy McElrea, McElrea Racing recently clinched its first Australian Carrera Cup driver’s championship on the streets of Surfers Paradise. MR, as it is commonly known, is the realisation of Andy’s dream to run the best customer race team in the Porsche Carrera Cup and Australian GT championships. Since it’s shaky first year running a Stone Brothers Racing Falcon for Daniel Gaunt in the 2009 V8 Supercar Development Series, it has since grown into a diverse group of motorsport related businesses. Aside from its involvement in the careers of up-and-coming motorsport stars of the future, the McElrea Group has been actively contributing back to the Australian community with an extraordinarily confronting and effective youth safety program called No Second Chance. ‘N2C’ sends a message to todays’ youth about the dangers of road safety and alcohol fuelled violence. After moving to Australia in 2001 and establishing a furniture importation business he co-founded PCR’s Porsche Carrera Cup team with school friend Paul Cruickshank and worked as team manager until 2008. In 2010 MR started competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and in 2011 MR won it’s first Carrera Cup ‘Teams Championship’ and was second in the Drivers’ Championship with Jonny Reid. Since then MR has never finished outside the top three in the Drivers’ Championship and has always been first or second in the Teams Championship. In 2015 MR expanded to run its first Australian GT campaign. Andy’s own racing career started in 1984 and he competed in England, America, New Zealand and Australia with successes including two NZ National Championships, 1991 Motorcraft Formula Ford Championship and 1996 NZ Trans Am championship against the likes of Jim Richards and teammate Peter Brock. Other titles include 1991 Peter Jackson International Formula Ford Championship, 1985, 1986, 1991 NZ South Island Formula Ford Championship, 1990 Nissan Mobil Formula Ford Championship and 1984 South Island Sports Car Championship. He is also one of a select few twotime recipients of New Zealand’s most 38


companies within the McElrea Group and has been contracted as a highperformance driving instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School since 2002. The PCQ recently caught up with Andy to ask a few probing questions: Where were you born and if not in Australia when did you make the move and why. I was born in a little country town in the South Island of NZ called Ashburton. It had a ridiculously high percentage of motorsport fanatics, my Grandmother and father included. I moved from Ashburton to Chicago in 1988, back to Christchurch in 1989, Auckland in 1994, Orange County, California in 1996, Sydney in 2001 and the Gold Coast in 2002. Ambition is the only reason I made all these moves. At what age did you become interested in motorsport and why did you. I went to my first race meeting a couple of months before I was born and my second one a few weeks after. My dad was somewhat of a local legend back in the day – 1960’s through to the 80’s and I literally grew up at race tracks. I vividly recall collecting coke bottles and cashing tem in for 4 cents each with my sister,


Mark Leonard (son of Leo) Nigel Barclay and Tim Miles who are all still great mates today, over 40 years later. Your first car and how long did it survive? My first car was an Austin A30 and about the only thing I can remember about it is around 1982 at the Ashburton Car Club’s most high profile event, the River Road rally sprint, Dad won in his sports sedan, knocking people out of trees with the shingle coming off his rear tyres, I was second to last in my A30 and Mum was last in her Alfa Romeo GTV2000. Fair to say we had the field covered! Who was your favorite motorsport personality when you were young and are they still someone you respect and inspire you? My hero from my early days was my Dad, and he still is. As far as international racing goes Ronnie Peterson, Nelson Piquet, then Senna are definitely my F1 heroes. Locally there are plenty of guys including Leo Leonard, Jim Richards, David Oxton that I looked up to and still do. Nowadays I really rate Roland Dane for what he has done with T8 and Toto Wolff as he was a pretty accomplished Porsche racer back in the day, and now runs the top race team in the world. Greatest moments whilst coming through the ranks to your current business? Wow there’s a challenge, I assume you want me to keep it short?? Most people don’t believe me, but I was not a confident youngster and was hoping some success in the sport I adored would give me some validation and meaning. As a result, once I understood that I had some car control, I was quite desperate to get opportunities to prove myself. After enormous and almost crippling financial commitment from dad and later my boss at the time Steve Foster, I am extremely fortunate that I got to win the 1991 NZ Formula Ford championship

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against Greg Murphy and others, in what was the most competitive and hard fought FF championship of that era. Then as this game can do, I had no backing to continue racing, so spent the next three years selling cars in Christchurch watching the careers of my good mates Craig Baird, Radisich & Murph shoot for the stars. In April 1994 I got an opportunity to move to Auckland, the NZ motorsport mecca, working for Mark Petch in his newly acquired Auto News magazine. In addition to his Touring car program, Bairdo had been given the drive in Mark Petch’s new Trans Am Camaro. However BMW NZ vetoed Craig from driving it a few weeks out from the start of the championship. We were having a few beers watching an F1 race at Bairdos apartment when Petchy announced that I was going to drive his 650HP monster, almost four years since racing a 110HP Formula Ford! Looking back now I can’t believe how quickly I got up to speed with no testing and we ended up second the 1995 NZ Trans am championship. On the back of a promising first season, Mark built me a brand new Camaro for 1996 championship the following year. To make a long story short, to be racing very fast cars and be level on points

with my idol Jim Richards going in to the final round and beating him comfortably across the last three races is certainly enough for me to take to the grave. What would you say are your greatest achievements, other than a beautiful family? While I’m not a particularly religious chap, I certainly have been blessed with my family who are healthy, happy and our two sons Hunter and Cooper are focused on their respective sports, both quite determined to get results and both doing well. As far as greatest achievements are concerned, certainly my national Formula Ford Warren Luff talking to students at Cleveland SHS about “no 2nd chance” with Matt Speakman, paraplegic sportsman.

championship in ’91 and winning the Jim Clark trophy, which is NZ motorsport’s Brownlow, were achievements that I was desperately seeking at the time. Having a four year break then winning the ’96 Trans Am championship against my team mate Peter Brock and early hero Jim Richards was a very close second. Then third is winning the 2016 Carrera Cup championship as a team owner with Matt. We have tried desperately hard to win the Carrera Cup championship since 2006 so to do it with a talented kid we groomed is particularly rewarding. What would you say in recent times the most fun and greatest moments shared? Off the back of going racing with dad from 6 or 7 years of age, to me motorsport started as a social pursuit as much as a competitive one. When I was young it frustrated the hell out of me that my dad went racing, didn’t often win, while always being competitive. Looking back he was clearly hampered by budget compared to his competitors, but he was always absolutely rapt to be racing fast cars and his best mates were the people he raced against. So despite having a very different reason for going racing these days, racing for me means there must be a decent social content




Warren Luff leading porsche races Clipsal 500 and at my team needs to have fun. And of course winning is fun! How have you grown to the stable of amazing drivers you have today and what you provide? When we started the team in 2009, within reason, we took whatever customers we could. Starting in the V8 Supercar Development Series then the Mini Challenge in 2010. When Porsche Cars Australia restarted the Carrera Cup championship for 2011, I wanted to have the best Porsche team in the country. Fortunately, Jono & Steve Webb were paying me a significant fee to run Tekno Autosport and help Jono break away from DJR and start their own V8 Supercar team. That extra income gave me the confidence to go ahead and hire the best bloke that I had ever worked with, Leigh Geyer, to be chief engineer and help me with management and growth of the team. Hiring warren Luff to be our works driver and ambassador of No Second Chance also was another critical piece of the puzzle, giving MR drivers amazing advice, friendship, confidence, and guidance. At the end of 2014 and despite having a 3 year agreement with Luffy, I couldn’t financially cope with a third and final year underwriting the budget of car 7 as well as running the N2C program. To tell Luffy that I couldn’t run him again in 2015 was one of the toughest things I’ve done. To Luffy’s eternal credit he took the news like a man and just said “I get it, I’m here for the 40


long haul, I don’t want you going broke, let’s just get on with it” Leigh & I have also been extremely selective with the mechanics we hire, both fulltime and weekend warriors, and I couldn’t be prouder of the guys we have running our customer’s cars. So to answer the question, It’s a combination of all these things that we hope will continue to attract the best drivers. What is N2C & why did you do it? My good mate and boss at the Porsche Sport Driving School, Tomas Mezera referred a paraplegic sportsman Matt Speakman to us in 2012 who wanted to race a Porsche Cup Car. We built the world’s first hand control system capable of operating a racing clutch and gearbox plus throttle & brakes. Matt’s budget only enabled him to compete in the Mallala round of the 2013 GT3 Cup Challenge. We invested heavily in the project and


this ended up as a good example of my heart ruling my head. Also in mid-2012 I met with Paul Stanley, a family friend from Ashburton whose 15 y/o son had been bashed and killed by a one punch attack at a party in Brisbane in 2006. He had been speaking to kids at schools in Qld with a very confronting talk about the events before, during and after his son Matt’s murder. One day in late 2012, it dawned on me that my eldest son would be driving and going to parties in a few years time and I thought his chances of staying out of trouble would be greatly increased if in year 11 or 12, he heard a genuine and convincing presentation about how easily you can ruin yours or others’ lives by making a bad decision at a crucial time. I knew Paul was speaking to kids in Qld and came up with the idea of taking Paul’s mission Australiawide, adding a road safety element with

Matt Speakman’s story of how his life and career as a professional motorcycle racer, manager of a top Sydney nightclub and male model was ruined by a 19 y/o naval cadet with a blood alcohol level five times over the limit. I also wanted a goal setting element and with Luffy’s past in road safety and his rock star lifestyle, it seemed obvious that I needed to put these three blokes together and hit the road. In the first two years we used Luffy’s Carrera Cup program sponsored by N2C to make staying safe a cool thing to do rather than the opposite. We have now spoken to over 10,000 kids at high schools, sports group and even detention centers since March 2013. The motto of N2C is ‘make smart decisions – live your dreams’ ‘make dumb decisions – no second chance’ It has been extremely humbling to see how effective the program is and how the stories of Paul, Matt and Luffy resonate with the kids we present to. It’s very common to have half of the students in tears as the reality of the presentation hits home. That’s when the Luff-man comes on to talk about setting goals, staying true to yourself, doing something every day toward your goal and making smart decisions. It works very well.

What’s next? The future looks bright for the race team with a stable customer base across three premium categories and a handful of promising young drivers ready to prove themselves in 2017. Our retail business MR Tuning is also growing so my focus is now on growing the MR Driver Development business. Off the back of my experiences with N2C I invented and have a world-wide patent on a telephone app which allows parents to load the app on the kids phone which will stop the kids texting & driving. We are just working on the telcos interface with the app currently and I hope it will be established by the middle of 2017. In January next year we will launch our new racing simulator agency where we will sell NZ made state of the art full motion simulators and also lease seat time. Customers can just come in and have a play or ramp it up to the point where we provide a driver coach and engineer to overlay data with Matt Campbell or our other drivers. A new concept we would like to share with PCQ members is new business called “Driver Academy Online”. It is aimed at club level drivers and came about when a good mate Steve Johnson & I identified

we constantly meet drivers who really want to improve their track driving but don’t know where to go next, and most don’t have access to anyone else properly qualified to give good advice. We also see guys spending tens of thousands on making their cars one or two seconds a lap quicker, when they are still driving three or four seconds off their potential. This is perfectly suited to drivers at any level of experience and ability, that don’t have access to their own race engineer. It’s really simple, members just send us their go pro footage or any data and we will analyse it exactly as we do with our existing race drivers. We then send a customised report on how and where the driver can improve. Stevie J is running it and the plan is to make faster, safer drivers. So with Matt Campbell’s career set to take off in Europe and a few projects of our own gaining momentum, it’s fair to say we’re looking forward to 2017!

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5 78 82 9 944 308 27 28 69 25 117 95 17 32 11 16 536 21 8 26 12 403 981 121 22 146 3 255 2 130 102 277 262 40 20 68 52 136 200 126 43 19 6 101 04 781 68 615 75 181 88 13 781 07 TBA 26 126

Eckhard Schwarting Bill Black Kevin Vedelago Stan Adler David Yould Sven Koremans Michael Treffene Glen Wallace Steve Cooper David Dodds Grant Wales Gary Taber Greg Turnham Ross Kennedy William Luyten Emily Cooper Phil Brook Erik Van Dyk Grant McLennan Lachlan Harburg Don Munro Ian Gall Taavi Orupold Michael Miller Philip Nobel Roger Hall Jim Schilling John Datson Hamish Troutbeck Alan Bell Greg Rosentreter Ross Golding Peter Mellor Nicole Duffell Phil Hart Cameron Cooper Cameron Mitchell Loren Hallett Peter Stapley Will Harburg Larry Mcfarlane John Cupitt Allan Carseldine Craig Hooper Mark Wekara Murray Bell Lee Cooper Rod McCray Terry Kehoe Rainer Waldmann Gerald Ong Jeffrey Dunn Soren Waldmann Alan Netherwood Glenn Carseldine Mick Olsen Jai Olsen

911 911 997 911 944T 996T 911 S 991GT3 993 GT2 911 944 Turbo 944T 911 911 964Targa 993 GT2 911 944S2 991GT3 944 Turbo 911 996GT3 Box S 928 997GT3 911 997 GT3RS 911 997 930 911SC 911Targa 911 996GT3 996 GT3 993 GT2 997 Turbo 996 GT2 928 944 Turbo 911 Cayman S 968 911 S 968 930 993 GT2 911 996 996Targa 991 CarreraS 911 996Targa 911 968 911 911

1989 1969 2009 1975 1986 2000 1975 2015 1998 1975 1989 1986 1978 1985 1990 1996 1977 1989 2015 1986 1974 2003 2011 1982 2010 1988 2011 1986 2005 1988 1982 1987 1979 2003 1999 1996 2009 2002 1978 1986 1972 2006 1993 1977 1992 1988 1996 1981 1998 2002 2014 1980 2002 1969 1993 1969 1969

3.2 2.7 3.8 2.7 2.5T 3.6T 2.7 3.8 3.8T 3.2 2.5T 2.5T 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.6T 3.6 3.0 SC 3.8 2.5T 3.6 3.6 3.4 4.7 3.8 3.2 3.8 3.2 3.6 3.3T 3.0 3.2 3 3.6 3.6 3.6T 3.8T 3.6T 4.7 2.5T 3.6 3.4 3 3.6 3 3.3T 3.6T 3 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.2 3.6 2.2 3 3 3

C2 C2 B1 B2 D1 B1 C2 A1 O1/B C2 D1 C1 O2 C2 D1 O1/O2 O2 C1 A1 O2/D2 B2 B1 C1 D1 A1 C2 A1 D2 B1 C2 D2 D2 D2 B1 B1 O1 A1 O2 D1 D1 B2 C1 D1 B2 D1 C2 O1 D2 C1 C1 B1 C2 C1 E2 D1 C2 C2

96 93 59 109 82 78 82 69 87 63 66

33 2 55 81

Associate Class ‐ Race Cars Simon Cilento Kevin Johnson Karl Johnson Phil Holzberger

Radical Radical Radical Radical

2010 2009 2007 2012

2.7 1.5 1.5 2.7



72 34 123 11

Associate Class ‐ Road Cars Gary Vedelago Brett Wentworth Simon Samoilenko Tom Overland

Merc C63 Golf R Toyota 86 BMW 323i




Rd1 ‐ QR Rd2 ‐ MP Rd3 ‐ QR

82 92 60 58 99 64 86

75 62 64

100 94 94 105.5 76 90 74 95.5 61 66 89 90.5




106 96 103 96 92 91 105 76 90 71 75 93 95 63 64 105 85 75 80 84 76


Rd4 ‐ LS

101 100 96 102 58 58 80

92 74



65 60

61 85

58 77 33 55


79 43 66

109 104.5 107 103.5 86 99.5 88.5 95.5 67.5 61.5 98 109.5 91.5

93 99 73 71 69 68 84 78 60 36 69

96.5 101 93 36.5 77.5 55.5

Rd9 ‐ MK



105 93 111

81 100 79 63 87

794 776.5 799 648 691 589.5 557.5 516 515 615.5 444.5 432 375 370.5 345 337 308 296.5 273.5 262 255 245.5 236.5 230.5 200 194 187 153 143 142 136 132 121 119 112 103.5 103 102 96 95 94 94 94 90 76 74 71 68 62 57 55 53 43 42 41 0 0

713 679.5 668 648 615 589.5 557.5 516 515 497.5 444.5 432 375 370.5 345 337 308 296.5 273.5 262 255 245.5 236.5 230.5 200 194 187 153 143 142 136 132 121 119 112 103.5 103 102 96 95 94 94 94 90 76 74 71 68 62 57 55 53 43 42 41 0 0

103 85 70 88 62




80 80 48

100 96 45

94 47 65





64 33



44 90




68 62 57



43 42


78 96 91 59 81 60 75

Rd8 ‐ LS

67 73 104 100 48



104 97 72



39 102

94 40

Rd5 ‐ MP Rd6 ‐ MC Rd7 ‐ AC


100 98.5



200 200 194.5 100

100 96



100 85



200 100 100 85



Porsche and motorsport are synonymous. From their first success with the 356 at Innsbruck in 1948 through to their 18th victory at Le Mans in 2016 with the 919, motorsport has always been a major part of Porsche ideology. Unquestionably Porsche has been the most successful marque in the history of world motorsport. The results of competition research, development and achievements have provided Porsche road cars with the levels of performance and safety ideally suited to club level motorsport. Historically PCQ has always had a motorsport competition and with the recent rebuilding of our Club motorsport, the range of events has been expanded and the club competition rules simplified and fine-tuned to ensure all members have the opportunity to be part of the competition regardless of the Porsche model they drive. The Club welcomes and encourages novices to participate in our motorsport events and every effort is made to ensure they are comfortable and do not find their first event too daunting. There are many members with plenty of club level motorsport experience only too willing to help fellow members be part of our motorsport events and competition. If you have never participated in a motorsport event, and would like to enter an event, contact the Club Motorsport Director for help in getting started. The Club motorsport calendar does not include races. However many of our members who started their motorsport at Club sprints, have gone on to compete in races including Carrera Cup. Sprints are held on circuits such as Morgan Park, Lakeside and

Queensland Raceway. Drivers are competing against the clock with the aim of improving their lap time, not racing the other cars in their group. Run groups are determined by lap times expected from that driver and car, with cars doing similar lap times grouped together. This is not only for safety reasons, but also for the comfort of drivers, particularly novices. Other events in our competition include, but are not limited to, hill climbs, motorkhanas, khanacross and autocross which are lower speed events. The driver is again competing against the clock, with these events ideally suited for standard road going Porsches. These types of events are a great starting point for novices wanting to have their first go at motorsport. Many of our events are also rounds of the Inter Club Challenge where PCQ competes against other car clubs in a friendly competition with other like- minded car enthusiasts. Our aim is to provide affordable and fun motorsport that allows all members, regardless of driver experience or model of car, the chance to be part of a collective club level motorsport competition. Our motorsport events also give members the opportunity to experience the performance levels and driving pleasure of their Porsches in a safe environment with no threat to their driver’s licence. For those keen on the competition side, points are awarded for each event, and at the end of year, trophies awarded to each class and overall Club champion. Article G. Hart

Isn’t it time you took the Motorkhana challenge? Driver: D Dodds Photo K: Keiseker

Motorkhana is a low speed discipline that caters for all drivers – from the beginner to the most skilled and experienced. The standard car is often the entry level vehicle but if you prefer, there is the opportunity to compete at the top end of competition in purpose built Motorkhana specials. Race cars are not particularly suitable due to their stiffer suspension and larger turning circle so the weapon of choice for most is the everyday driver or road-going Porsche. Motorkhanas test the acceleration, braking and manoeuvrability of a vehicle and the skill, control, judgement and determination of the driver. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not a real motorsport. Motorkhanas hone the finer skills of car control. CAMS sanctions more of this type of event each year than any other type of Motorsport event. The course may be set up on a sealed or unsealed surface but PCQ currently chooses the sealed surfaces – the dirt and grass options result in massive clean-ups. The course or ‘test’ as it is known, consists of a ‘start garage’, a ‘finish garage’ and a series of coloured flags around which the participant has to drive. Of 44



course you are timed! As you do more runs of the course your placement on the test layout improves as does your selection of gears. The direction of travel around the test is set. The course layout and intended travel path is displayed on a large board for you to peruse. Creative driving paths (WDs – Wrong Directions) are not the ideal and will only result in extra time penalties!! PCQ Motorkhanas do not involve any reversing manoeuvres; or courses that are particularly tight. It’s a good idea for newcomers to observe several runs of other competitors to learn the course layout. Don’t be disheartened if you ‘get lost’ in your initial attempts at a course. Some of the best motorkhana gurus have not had memorable starts in their early events. Determination to succeed goes a long way! Motorkhanas are a good fun event for the whole family. PCQ members aged 12 and over with an appropriate licence are eligible to compete. Everyone from beginner driver to established driver gets to challenge themselves to improve their car handling techniques.


2016 PCQ MOTORSPORT Round - ROUND 8 Lakeside 4 - LAKESIDE 5 November 5 NOVEMBER 2016 2016 No. Name Model Year Capacity Class Best Time Benchmark Points

2016 PCQ MOTORSPORT - ROUND 7 - AUTOCROSS DTC LAKESIDE 8 OCTOBER 2016 No. Name Model Year Capacity Class Best Time Benchmark Points A Class 28 Glen Wallace 52 Cameron Mitchell B Class 20 Phil Hart 101 Craig Hooper 308 Sven Koremans 82 Kevin Vedelago 69 Steve Cooper 78 5 27 25 95 117 6 TBA 200 10 8 12 19 22 23 18 24

C Class Bill Black Eckhard Schwarting Michael Treffene David Dodds Gary Taber D Class Grant Wales Allan Carseldine Glenn Carseldine Peter Stapley Non-Porsche Lindsay Close Ken Philp Kris McKerron Daryl Wilson Ryan Black Grant Black Grant Ford Danny Black

991 GT3 997 Turbo

2015 2009

3.8 3.8T

A1 A1

47.623 50.590

46.743 46.743

91 64

996 GT3 911 S 996 Turbo 991 Carrera S 996 GT3

1999 1977 2000 2013 2000

3.6 3.6 3.6T 3.8 3.6

B1 B2 B1 B1 B1

46.420 48.630 49.790 50.482 52.053

47.514 47.600 47.514 47.514 47.514

112 90 78 72 59

911 911 Carrera 911 S 911 944 Turbo

1969 1989 1975 1975 1986

2.7 3.2 2.7 3.2 2.5T

C2 C2 C2 C2 C1

48.420 48.505 49.058 50.100 51.324

48.114 48.800 48.629 48.114 48.629

97 104 96 81 75

944 Turbo 968 968 928

1989 1993 1993 1978

2.5T 3 3 4.7

D1 D1 D1 D1

53.905 56.330 56.790 58.378

49.314 49.314 49.314 49.400

60 44 41 33

Guest Guest Guest Guest Guest Guest Guest Guest

46.400 47.300 47.878 48.770 49.440 51.830 52.791 58.876

Lotus Exige Caterham Super 7 Lotus Elise 111R Caterham Super 7 986 Boxster Mazda MX5 Nissan 350Z Honda Civic

Open 1 Class 69 Steve Cooper 16 Emily Cooper Open 2 Class 536 Phil Brook A Class 28 Glen Wallace 8 Grant McLennan B Class 82 Kevin Vedelago 12 Don Munro 308 Sven Koremans 403 Ian Gall 40 Nicole Duffell 21 25 5 78 95 146 130 13

C Class Eric Van Dyk David Dodds Bill Black Eckhard Schwarting Gary Taber Roger Hall Alan Bell Jeffrey Dunn

944 86 255 26

D Class David Yould William Luyten John Datson Will Harburg

993 GT2 993 GT2

1998 1996

3.8T 3.6T

O1 O1

58.2044 60.6834

56.7250 57.1750

88 73








991GT3 991GT3

2015 2015

3.8 3.8

A1 A1

62.0770 65.5994

58.0750 58.0750

70 48

997 911 996T 996GT3 996GT3

2009 1974 2000 2003 2003

3.8 3.6 3.6T 3.6 3.6

B1 B2 B1 B1 B1

58.9058 62.7657 62.0667 62.7959 66.7430

60.1000 60.1000 60.1000 60.1000 60.1000

111 80 85 80 54

944S2 911 911 911 944T 911 930 911

1989 1975 1969 1989 1986 1988 1988 1980

3.0 SC 3.2 2.7 3.2 2.5T 3.2 3.3T 3.2

C1 C2 C2 C2 C1 C2 C2 C2

61.7616 67.0838 62.6243 62.9234 63.0216 64.1427 66.8460 70.2254

61.6750 61.6750 61.6750 63.4750 63.0250 63.2500 61.9000 63.0250

100 62 93 105 101 94 65 53

944T 964Targa 911 944 Turbo

1986 1990 1986 1986

2.5T 3.6 3.2 2.5T

D2 D1 D2 D1

66.2691 70.5116 75.3107 67.3374

66.6250 65.5000 66.6250 66.6250

103 67 47 95





Associate Class - Road Cars Merc C63 72 Gary Vedelago

2016 PCQ MOTORSPORT - ROUND 9 - MOTORKHANA 27 NOVEMBER 2016 No. Name Model Year Capacity Class Dragonfly Eighty Eight Mickey Craziest Double Hat Plumb Crazy Total Time Benchmark Mouse Square B Class 997 2009 3.8 B1 32.33 26.74 24.43 23.5 28.07 40.48 20 Kevin Vedelago 175.550 147.870 996 GT3 1999 3.6 B1 52.8 24.47 29.1 21.93 27.16 40.48 82 Stan Adler 195.940 147.870 C Class 911 1969 2.7 C2 30.64 25.83 22.78 19.29 26.9 22.43 25 Bill Black 147.870 147.870 911 1975 3.2 C2 33.61 25.79 22.82 22.37 28.36 25.09 5 David Dodds 158.040 147.870 911 1989 3.2 C2 52.8 25.04 22.85 21.73 26.94 22.72 78 Eckhard Schwarting 172.080 147.870 D Class 944T 1986 2.5T D2 35.58 26.15 24.07 22.81 29.67 26.05 944 David Yould 164.330 147.870 964Targa 1990 3.6 D1 34.31 28.9 26.27 25.83 30.5 26.33 86 William Luyten 172.140 147.870 928 1978 4.7 D1 52.8 29.3 27.19 26.09 33.63 27.19 200 Peter Stapley 196.200 147.870 968 1993 3 D1 52.8 29.23 26.32 37.68 37.47 29.51 6 Allan Carseldine 213.010 147.870










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Porsche 911 Turbo 997 Auto - MY07 91,000 kms, excellent condition, Full Service History. Full Leather interior, many options.

Price: $138,000 or best offer. Contact: For more details contact Sven on PH: 0400 812 822

Porsche 911 Turbo (996) My01 manual coupe 911 Turbo silver coupe, 6 speed manual Immaculate condition and drives superbly Australian delivered Full log book history 106,000km

Price: $115,000 Contact: David 0400 930 886

PLATES Numberplate 997 $5000 Contact Guy on 0401 003 037

Qld Personalised Prestige Plates ‘PDK’. 997 Wind Deflector (New). Any offer welcome. Contact: 0419 807 115

Gold lettering on Black Price $795 Contact : Barbara on 0408 700 778



Black and white slimline plates “Q IX11” Price $2,300 Contact: David 0400 930 886

Number plates for sale - 928 GST Price: $1,000 Contact: Mellissa Mercer Tel: (03) 9670 6544

$1750 or reasonable offer, 6 months old, near perfect condition, Contact: Tas 0403 014 247.


Slimline number plates “C4S 911” Price: $4000 ono. Contact: Peter 0409118338

Ideal for 911 Targa. White letters on slim dark-grey plates. $650. Contact Carl on 0400 171 746

Number Plate - Q IX11 Price: $2300 ono. Contact: David 0400 930 886


WANT TO ADVERTISE YOUR PARTS HERE? EMAIL THE EDITOR AT: editor@porsche-qld.org.au BILSTEIN PSS9 to suit 996 turbo

FOR PORSCHE 911SC (1979)

Front and rear, mono-tube gas shock with 9-stage individually adjustable compression and rebound settings. Have a large adjustment range and would a great upgrade for fast road to race. Price: $1500.00 Contact: Simon Cilento

1 set of BSB (alloy) wheels with tyres $1,000 1 set of rear Bilstein (yellow) Shock Absorbers $400 1 pair of sun visors (need refoaming with PU) $50

Contact: Louis Timmer 07 5574 7753 or 04 0870 0778 (ask for Louis)


Factory parts catalogue for 912 Porsche, in brand new order , in 2 sections

Price: $150.00 Contact: Doug Pepper 07 3356 5546

Jun-Jul 2016

Jun-Jul 2016

Parts For Sale

2 new tyre rods, German made to suit 924S...1986 also suits 944...1984-86 plus Turbo 1986 for Power steering....$300. Rack and Pinion dust covers, left and right...$60. Complete Headlight Assembly...$170. Rear windscreen washer motor and Armiture...$100. Original steering wheel...brown...$50. Luggage compartment roller..brown...$50. Dec-Jan 2016 Contact: Garry....32059136. Email: cruisin.nanpop@gmail.com

Gemballa Road wheels suit 996 Turbo

996 Turbo spoke wheels

Gemballa quality road wheels. Suit 996 turbo. $14,500 new. 9’’ x 20’’ and 12’’ x 20’’. Fitted with Continental Contisports Contact 3, 235 x 30ZR 20 and 305 x 25ZR x 20. No track work on wheels or tyres. Rims are perfectly straight. Some tyres ok. Probably all 4 to be replaced.

996 Original turbo wheels complete with Turbo centre caps. 11’’ x 18’’ and 8’’ x 18’’. All fitted with Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres. Tyres front - half worn, rears 1 or 2 tracks days left. Wheels excellent condition as new. Price: $1800

Price: $3,750 Contact Terry 0418 727 997

Contact Terry 0418 727 997 Feb-Mar 2016

Feb-Mar 2016

Garret Turbo, waste gate, headers & mufflers

Gemballa Race strength wheels suit 996 Turbo

Garret A/R.70 Turbo. 4 track days use. 1 Bar Waste gate Headers Waste gate muffler & Pipe. Muffler & Straight through Pipe

Gemballa race rims suit 996 Turbo. 9’’ x 18’’ and 11.5’’ x 18’’ Fitted with Yokohama Advan A048 225 x 40R x 18 and 315 x 30R x 18 front need replacing, rear only a quarter worn.

Price: $1500.00 ono

Price: $2000 Contact: Terry 0418 727 997

Contact: Paul 0457883127

Feb-Mar 2016

Feb-Mar 2016

Falken Tyres 16” Simmons Porsche Rims Suit older 911, 924, 944 Make an offer Robin 0430055928

Selling Falken ZIEX ZE 912 tyres, 2 x 205/55R16 & 2 x 225/50R16 12 months old, only done 2200k’s.

Price: $200.00 (the lot) Contact: Patrick - 0448 612 781 Feb-Mar 2016

996 Turbo Car Bra Custom fit, never used. Was bought to protect front from stones chips on track days but never got around to it. Black with silver Porsche wording at front. Cost $400

Price: $225

Contact: Terry 0418 727 997

Feb-Mar 2016

Genuine Porsche hardtop to suit 996/997 finished in Basalt Black with grey trim in good condition. This part is normally a $6,000+ option!

Price: Quick sale 1,800$ Contact: Luke 0400386686 PORSCHE

Feb-Mar 2016



996 Turbo hollow spoke wheels

996 Turbo hollow spoke wheels (2) with Pirelli P Zero Corsa road race tyres fitted, maybe 1-2 track days left (depends on how hard you drive them). Very good condition wheels that come with Turbo centre caps (not pictured).




Jono O’Reilly 0408 600 008

Genuine 964 wheels Fronts 205x16 Rears 225x16 These factory wheels have been in storage for the past 20years and are in excellent condition. You may need these if you want to add value to your car by restoring it to its original condition. $800 Negotiable. Contact Bruce Allom Ph: 0411421709 E: bruce@allom.com.au Dec 2016

For sale a Collection of Porsche Excellence Magazines

987 Cayman Car Cover

Porsche Techquipment tailored custom-fit car cover with Porsche crest and logo in matching bag for Type 987 Cayman


The issues are from #32 to #225 and are not for sale individually Reasonable offers are invited



Aug-Sept 2016

Contact Jo Seeger

Peter 0409181338

email jo-ca@bigpond.com phone no (07) 41242741 or 0412440926

Queensland Raceway lap transponder – Serial # 31948 – purchased about a year and half ago has a five year life span.


The 17” (17x7.5 and 17 x 9) Cup wheels Offset ET 23 Front ET 17 Rear with near new tyres to suit early 944 (non-ABS) and 911s with the same offset. $850.00 Also 944 rear bumper and valance $400

Price: Contact:

as above David Bentley 0400 823 370

964 Parts

Factory original cassette holder, sits in console between front seats of 964, 993, etc. Good condition. Price: $50 ono.

Carrera Hardtop Wall Mounted Storage Rack Suits 996, 997, etc. Genuine Porsche part purchased from Porsche Centre Brisbane. Aluminium construction. As new. Price: $399 or offer. Jun-Jul 2016 Contact: Chris Bradshaw 0418736789 or 38444789 or email: drbee@bigpond.net.au

4 x Bridgestone RE11S. 205/60R15, manufactured week 49/2014.

Qld Personalised Prestige Plates ‘PDK’

Used in 2 race meetings HSRCA Retrospeed. SMSP. 6-7 June 2015

997 Wind Deflector (New) Aug-Sept 2016

Muscle Car Masters. SMSP. 5-6 September 2015


Contact: Dennis

944 parts

Any offer welcome 0419 807 115

Dec-Jan 2016

Price: $125 each Contact: Stan 0414 911 901

5424 6694

Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted. 14” & 15” Steel Wheels

928 s4 engine and or parts of

Dec-Jan 2016 14” & 15” Steel Wheels wanted to suit early 911 – any condition. Pick up Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. Nick 0419 21 33 55 nt@mascoteng.com.au

Please contact John@dynotuning. net.au or ring, text 0412 084004 Aug-Sept 2016





Original Hero Camera in good working condition. Not worried about battery, waterproof case or cards etc. Just the “naked” camera. Please advise condition and price sought. Contact: David Sharam - westhill@bigpond.net.au





I am trying to locate a chain case for a 2.7 l 911 engine, part number: 911.105.101.0R Phone Tony 0405653467 Wanted:- 911 Front seats to suit 1974 Front seats to suit 1974 911 wanted – any condition. Pick up Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. Contact: Nick 0419 213355 nt@mascoteng.com.au

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The soul of the sports car. Now in the heart of Townsville. Porsche Centre Townsville is now open, bringing the world’s most iconic sports cars with it. Our impressive race-bred Cayenne and the incredible, class-leading Macan could well have been purpose built for North Queensland’s unique mix of on and off-road terrain. Both combine unparalleled four-wheel capability with Porsche’s legendary sports performance to give the driver an arsenal of power and precision that no other car can match.

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Porsche Centre Townsville 15-17 Bowen Road Mundingburra QLD 4812 Tel: 07 4729 5222