PORSCHE Report OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PORSCHE CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Volume 38 Number 2, April-June 2013
Mike Almond – Up close and personal
P l u s Insid e M a r k P o o l e M o t o r s p o r t Wo r k s h o p J o h n a n d K r y s t y n a ’s P o r s c h e 3 5 6 A d e l a i d e H i l l s Ta r m a c R a l l y Mt Alma Mile
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R a c i n g S t r i p e s : S h a k e n , n o t S t i r re d
P r e s i d e n t ’s R e p o r t , Committee and New Members
John and Krystyna 1958 Porsche 356A
Mille Miglia 2013
Adver tising managers repor t
Mallala non Supersprint 6
O b s e r v a t i o n R u n - S t r a t h a l b y n Mount Barker Club Run
A d e l a i d e H i l l s Ta r m a c R a l l y 2 0 1 3
B ro a d w a y H o t e l C l u b D i n n e r
Willunga Hill Climb
B ro m p t o n H o t e l D i n n e r Motorkhana and Hillclimb Championship 2012/13
Porsche GT3 Cup Mallala
Sprint Championship 2012/2013
Mount Alma Mile Hillclimb
Drivers Championship 2012/2013
Rennsport Australia Festival
PCSA Roll of Honour
M a r k P o o l e M o t o r s p o r t Wo r k s h o p
T h e l a s t w o rd
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“Porsche Report” is the official magazine of The Porsche Club of South Australia (ABN 36 370 887 701) Publisher: The Porsche Club of South Australia PO Box 2209, Kent Town, SA 5071 web site: www.pcsa.asn.au email: email@example.com Editor: Phillip Kellett Mobile: 0409 931 193 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like many of you I have been a Porsche wannabee for much of my life. I drew pictures of them as a kid, (don’t worry, I’m no threat to any real artists out there). Read stories about them as a typically self obsessed teenager, and dreamt about maybe owning one someday in my early working life. As a non smoker and occasional drinker you would imagine that without these indulgences I would have been able to pile the cash away once I started earning a reliable income, but I had a dirty little obsession that put paid to that..... Cars. I have had a few in my life and I can’t recall ever making a profit from any of them. They came, they went and my bank balance remained stubbornly empty. Then I settled down with Sharon and the kids and that really put the brakes on things for a while. There were still a few interesting vehicles hanging about from time to time, (Pontiac Trans-Am, Datsun1600 rally car) but a Porsche was still out of reach. Then one by one the kids completed their schooling, (to varying degrees), and we fulfilled our quest to pay off our mortgage. I started to notice there was still a little money left over each week where previously the only thing left in my wallet were coupons and lint. The garage was empty and the burning for something to fill it was back and that’s when my 1985 Porsche 911 3.20 coupe became part of the family. Initially of course you couldn’t get me out of it but as time went by the old girl found herself sitting alone with only the odd spider or beetle for company. This had to change, so I made the decision to join the Porsche club to ensure that the covers would come off more often and she could feel the wind in her.... brake ducts again. The decision to do so was not totally straightforward. I had been in car clubs
before but they had been mainstream clubs, great clubs to be sure but arguably not with the same pedigree as I was looking at here. Coming from a modest background I was concerned that maybe I wouldn’t fit in. Maybe this club would be full of pretentious, self obsessed professionals who would look down on my little 85 Carrera. Needles to say I threw caution to the wind and joined anyway and I am so glad I did. I’m sure many of you have found, as I have, that this club is full of generous, friendly, helpful, interesting and down to earth people who share our love of Porsches and life in general. My point is that if you are not getting the most out of this club then what’s stopping you? Get out there, get involved and I guarantee you will make some great new friends and have some terrific experiences. I am very proud of this magazine issue. With the help of many dedicated contributors I have been able to fill the magazine with a rich mix of articles and stories. I’m sure you will find there is something for everyone inside these covers.
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We have a feature on Mike Arnold, a rising star in the Porsche racing Special note: fraternity, some great images from the Mt It is the policy of the Porsche Club of South Australia not to publish its membership Alma Hillclimb, Adelaide Hills Tarmac rally list to any person or corporation. Its and a follow up story to our 356 special membership is not sale or ABOVE: Jonathon Borelli and Jodie Borelli used Gary Dann’s 911 997 Carrera S for their wedding pictureslist in Rymill Park for Adelaide. from last issue which I am sure you will This black and white was one of the photographer’s pictures. Photographer: “Photos at your place by Raegan”. distribution. Any unauthorised use of its enjoy. We alsois spotted have bycoverage ofreflection) the during the ASP Rally. BELOW: Rob Black Peter Mayer (see membership list or of the material in this Porsche GT Cup at Mallala, a feature on magazine may result in prosecution. Mark Poole’s operations the final results from a hard fought year of competition Send your mail to: and much, much more. Enjoy. Yours in Porsches Phillip Kellett
Porsche Club SA P.O.Box 2209 KENT TOWN SA 5071 www.pcsa.asn.au PORSCHE Report OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PORSCHE CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Volume 38 Number 2, April-June 2013
Mike Almond – Up close and personal
I n s i d e M a r k P o o l e M o t o r s p o r t Wo r k s h o p J o h n a n d K r y s t y n a ’s P o r s c h e 3 5 6 A d e l a i d e H i l l s Ta r m a c R a l l y Mt Alma Mile
cover photo: Bob Taylor
Hello and welcome to a brand new issue of the Porsche report. There has been so much going on of late I have barely been able to squeeze it all into the magazine. I’m sure you are really going to enjoy this issue, but before we get into that.
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president’s report This will be my last report after three tremendously rewarding years as President. I would like to thank the committee for all their assistance and hard work over the last twelve months in making the Club run so smoothly. I look forward to assisting our new President Kym Obst by serving on the committee as the Competition Secretary. Since the last report I attended the Rennsport Event in Sydney which was a great weekend, (See the Report). Closer to home, Cate and I organised the annual “Observation Run” and apart from the bakery at the morning tea stop being closed on Sunday’s, and some of Cate’s tricky questions, everyone had a good drive through the hills. This was followed by great banter over lunch at the Victoria on the Park in Strathalbyn. After a lot of deliberation the committee has had to increase the entry fees of both sprints and motorkhanas. The cost of running these events has increased and the numbers are down so we have had to increase the prices to cover costs. The cost of sprints are still very comparable to events here and interstate. The increase was to have commenced at the first event for the 2013-14 championship season. However due to the cancellation of the June sprint due to heavy rain and the consequential carryover of entries it won’t take effect until the September sprint. Unfortunately if our numbers decrease further we will be forced to reduce the number of sprints. Remember, one can enter in different “classes” at the sprint. Competition, regularity (at your pace and easy on the car!) and driver training. At the last AGM nobody put their hand up to be the Merchandising member and as a result no new clothing was ordered. One of the problems with clothing is that the club has to order
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
We hope you enjoy being a member of the PCSA and look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon. On page 7 is a draft calendar for 2013. Check the website for updates. Here is some information you might find handy:
club committee a large range of sizes to cater for the members needs. The result being that we finish up with some sizes not selling, and of course the merchandise has got to be stored somewhere. In fact, I’ve had two large plastic boxes at my place for two years! The Southern Carriage Cub has been using “The Black Sheep of Woodside” for their club clothing and I have now organised to have our clothing embroidered there too. This saves the club money as we don’t have to purchase stock and it overcomes the storage problem. More garments will be added shortly. Please let me know what other items you would like added to the range that is available. As a matter of interest the only acceptable logo for club use is the official Club logo of Porsche Germany. The Drivers Championship was a very hard fought competitive year between the three leading contenders in all three disciplines and it was down to the wire for the June Sprint which was unfortunately cancelled by Clem due to flooding of the Mallala circuit. Would the running of this event have changed the results? We will never know! My congratulations to Ryan Reynolds on taking out both the Club Drivers Championship and the “Mike Rooke Memorial Sprint Championship”. Congratulations to Rob Harrison for the Hill Climb Championship and Roger Paterson for the Motorkhana Championship. Congratulations to Jim Pierson for the “Geoff Paul Memorial Club Person of the Year”. Jim certainly is a worthy recipient of this award and is a regular participant in many of the Club’s great variety of events. As I have said many times “What you put into the club is what you get out of it.” and if you only volunteer for one job a year it is always much appreciated and helps your hard working committee. Drive safely while enjoying the worlds’ greatest marque.
Model 911 Targa Boxster 911S 911 Cayenne 996 911 356B Carrera S 996 996 Carrera 4
Norm Goodall President 0429 696 644 firstname.lastname@example.org..au
Kym Obst Vice President and 0438 800 961 email@example.com
Roger Paterson Motorkhana Director Mobile: 0414 993 930 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ray Conley Treasurer and Membership 0419 668 800 email@example.com Ray Pryor and Joy O’Connor Social Secretaries. Ray 0409 948 889 firstname.lastname@example.org Joy 0408 856 486 email@example.com
Doug McPherson Website 0419 704 247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Curyer General committee 0417 866 452 email@example.com
David Wiffen Sprint Director 0488 756 888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Crowe Competition Results 0418 895 660 email@example.com
Norm Goodall President
Cut-off dates, racing, rules, CAMS requirements and other information is found on our website: www.pcsa.asn.au If you wish to register your car as an historic vehicle, it needs to be at least 30 years old and in near-original condition. For additional information, please contact Peter Brunnthaler or Peter Kowalenko. Contact details below committee.
New members April – June 2013 Name James Allen Chris Harris Colin Pitman Darren Desimoni David Shipp Terry Rayner Peter Sutton Scott Elvish David Allen Mike Holland Des Manuel
Year 1984 2012 1975 1975 2011 2003 1983 1960 2008 2004 1999
Colour Red Silver Black Black Black Silver Yellow Silver Silver Blue Silver
Vic Moore CAMS Representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Brunnthaler Historic Register/ Licencing 0410 614 911 email@example.com
Peter Kowalenko Historic Register/ Licencing 0429 390 911 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phillip Kellet Magazine Editor Mobile: 0409 931 193 email@example.com
Mike Rogers 7 Advertising Manager Mobile: 0438 868 373 7 firstname.lastname@example.org
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PORSCHE CLUB of SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLOTHING The club now has the initial range of clothing available through “The Black Sheep of Woodside”.
Heritage Polo Shirt.
Colours: Sand / Black and Graphite +/ Black Sizes; Ladies; 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 Men’s; S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 5XL Price: $55.00
Soft Shell Vest
Long Sleeve Cotton Tee Shirt
Standard sizes Colour: Charcoal Price: $80.00
Standard sizes Short or Long Sleeves Price: SS $60.00; LS $62.00
Standard sizes Colours: White or Black Price: $30.00
To Order E-mail your requirements to email@example.com and they will advise the cost of postage for the garments. EFT the money to their account and the items will arrive by Australian Post in approximately two weeks. 8
advertising managers report
When I received my first copy of the Porsche Report from the Porsche Club of SA, I was excited to say the least. Not because I’d heard of it as I hadn’t but because I could enjoy reading and looking at all things about Porsches in our great state. When a couple of back issues turned up in my letterbox, my first impression was “What a great looking mag”. Being from the publishing industry back earlier in my career, I was immediately impressed by the matt laminate cover, paper stock used inside and the professional layout. And why wouldn’t it be? Publishing stories and images on the world’s greatest marque (IMHO) should be contained in such a high quality periodical. Porsche owners display incredibly discerning taste by default. Porsche is still considered a luxury brand despite the vehicles outstanding performance and flexibility. It has been said that “Porsche is the only car that you can finish the
Paris/Dakar in, throw around a racetrack and turn up for dinner at the Hilton and not look out of place”. Businesses that advertise in the Porsche Report enjoy the benefits of targeting the demographic that makes up our readership. The average member loves their cars and is prepared to spend money pampering or personalising them. Advertisers, you just need to get your product and services in front of them, they are already prepared to spend. On a Porsche, no purchase is a grudge purchase. Even tyres, which are traditionally the biggest grudge purchase with commuters, are something to be researched then tested with excitement and enthusiasm. Providing good service and advice to these members means “customers for life”. The Porsche Report is a quality publication about quality automobiles read by a quality readership. Repair & Maintenance Services, Performance Upgrades, Spare Parts and Divorce
Lawyers are associated with Porsches and should all be in here. And so should other luxury products like Watches, Jewellery, Day Spa’s and Wineries. With a new magazine team headed by our Editor Phillip Kellett, we are focussed on continuing the trend of improvements made by Roger including closer partnerships with our quality advertisers. If you would like a review of your advertisement, or some new professional photos to update it, contact us and we can offer design services for you at no charge. Members, please support our advertisers and the Porsche Report by mentioning you saw their ad here. Thanks and good luck. Cheers! Michael Rogers
Porsche Club SA Calendar 2013 SEPTEMBER Friday 6th Sunday 22nd Sunday 29th
A.G.M. Porsche Centre. 6.30p.m. for 7.00p.m. start Clun run to Collingrove (Bring own picnic lunch) Supersprint 2 - Mallala
OCTOBER Friday 11th Sunday 20th Friday 25th Sunday 27th
Club Dinner - Maylands Hotel Hillclimb 2 - Collingrove 911/50th Anniversary BLACK TIE DINNER - Morphettville Junction Run to Hahndorf for 911/50th Anniversary
NOVEMBER Friday 1st Sunday 3rd Friday 8th Saturday 9th Sunday 17th Sunday 24th
Climb to the Eagle – Glen Osmond Supersprint 3 - Mallala Club Dinner – Snooty Fox Legends of the Lakes Hillclimb – Mt Gambier Eurofest Motorkhana 2 - Mallala
DECEMBER Sunday 1st
Children”s/ Members Christmas Party/Picnic April - June 2013
Porsche again sets a new high-performance standard The new 911 GT3 brings innovation to the street The 911 GT3 brings out the Porsche DNA in its rawest form, and embodies the “Idea 911” wholeheartedly. The all-new high performance sports car offers both performance and efficiency, as well as driving enjoyment and practicality at an entirely new level. A wealth of technical innovations preserves the original and direct driving experience while combining it with enhanced driving dynamics. The first active rear-wheel steering in a production Porsche plays an essential part here, resulting in an entirely new, even more emotional GT3 feeling. The new 911 GT3 is based on the current 911 Carrera series. However; engine, transmission, and chassis have all been further developed and in some cases bring a radical departure from other 911 Carrera models. The two-seater is powered by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine with direct petrol injection for the first time, producing 350 kW (475 hp). Although the engine is based on the 911 Carrera S engine it shares only few common parts. Many components, particularly the crankshaft and valvetrain, are specially adapted or developed for the GT3. For example, Porsche is once again using titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. These modifications set the stage for an extremely high 9,000 rpm rev limit. The 911 GT3 breaks more new ground by coming standard with a new seven-speed Doppelkupplung PDK manual gearbox – with characteristics inspired by sequential gearboxes used in motor racing. It is extremely responsive and now with shorter gear ratios to maximise acceleration. This 911 GT3 now sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds on its way to a 315 km/h top speed. The use of active rear-wheel steering for the first time on the new 911 GT3 brings further gains in handling precision and lateral dynamics. Depending on road speed, the system steers in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, to improve agility and stability. Among other new dynamic driving features are the electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock and dynamic engine mounts. The height, toe and camber of the newly developed all-aluminium chassis are still adjustable. The new, 20-inch forged alloy wheels with single central locknut now permit larger tyres and in turn more mechanical grip. Traditionally, the 911 GT3 comes as a twoseater based on the lightweight body of the current-generation 911 Carrera. However, the front and rear body sections are always model-specific. The 911 GT3 therefore features a rear body section that is 44 mm wider than the Carrera S. Another clear identifying feature is the large, fixed rear 10
wing. This makes a decisive contribution to the exemplary aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3, which combines low air resistance with a further increase in so called ‘negative lift’.
pump, and lightweight design and materials. As a result the new engine weighs around 25 kg less than its predecessor and a phenomenal displacement of 125 hp / litre (92 kW / litre).
As a result, the new 911 GT3 once again resets performance benchmarks. In addition to reaching 100 km/h from standstill in just 3.5 seconds, the 911 GTS eclipses 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds. The 315 km/h top speed is reached in seventh hear – top gear – of the PDK transmission. And the lap time on the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife is even more impressive: the new 911 GT3 cracking the 7 min 30 sec mark.
Much of the focus of the new engine is the cylinder heads, which differ fundamentally from those of the base engine, and were specifically developed for the 911 GT3. To enable peak performance values and high rpm, the new cylinder heads are equipped with large intake and exhaust ports, large valves, and separate valve control with rocker arm. Cooling and oil supply are also at optimum settings to account for the high loads.
Completely new: Sports engine with high-revving concept.
The valve actuation via rocker arms with hydraulic valve clearance compensation is another unique feature. The concept embodied in the 911 GT3 engine originates from racing and allows very high engine speeds on one hand, while the other cams with performance oriented profiles permit a larger stroke and long valve opening time.
The Porsche Motorsport Department has an entirely new engine for the 911 GT3. This engine is a synthesis of the previous GT3 high-performance engine (the potential of which had been largely exhausted) and the new engine generation of the current 911 Carrera series. For instance, the new engine comes with typical motorsports characteristics, such as dry sump lubrication, high-revving power and titanium forgings. These are combined with cutting-edge technologies of production engines such as direct petrol injection, demand-controlled oil
Limited numbers of the all new 911 GT3 will go on sale in Australia late in the year. Pricing is not finalised and will be announced closer to launch.
911 50th Anniversary Edition Porsche celebrates 50 years of the 911 with exclusive limited edition model
The Porsche 911 resolves apparent contradictions like no other sports car – such as between tradition and innovation or between exclusivity and high social acceptance, and of course between performance and efficiency. And so, Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt with a special anniversary model based on the 911 Carrera S: like the original 911, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is a coupé with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive. Its efficient performance, active sport suspension – and special body have current relevancy: the anniversary 911 features the wide body, which is typically reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models. This special edition will be limited to 1963 cars, a number that represents the year of the 911 world premiere. Porsche will present the limited edition model in time for the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt, which opens its gates to the public on September 12, 2013. In 1963, Porsche presented the original model to the public at this leading international show for the automotive industry. Since its first presentation – initially as the type 901 – the sports car icon has excited automotive fans across the globe, and today it is considered the reference for all other sports cars. Since making its debut in 1963, the model series has progressively developed without interruption. In the process, the unique character of the 911 was always preserved. The result of this evolution over a 50-year period – which included countless race victories as well – is a sports car that fully embodies
the authenticity of the Porsche brand. Its DNA is reflected in all Porsche models. This limited edition of the 400 hp (294 kW) 911 Carrera S includes features that have contributed to the 50-year success story of the 911. For example, the limited edition includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with special tuning to complement its increased track width and to add support to the exceptional cornering dynamics of the 911. The sport exhaust system outputs a fitting emotional sound. Special 20-inch wheels are a visual tribute to the legendary “Fuchs” wheels and are finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centres. Chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine compartment grille and the panel between the rear lights emphasise the distinctive appearance of this limited edition model. Another technical highlight of the car’s equipment is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with bi-xenon headlights and dynamic cornering lights Two unique colours are available for the anniversary 911, a darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. In addition black monochrome is also available. Each of the cars has a two-tone 3D-effect badge on the rear lid with the numbers “911 50”. This is repeated in three colour embroidery on the headrest and in two colours as a logo on the tachometer and the aluminium door sill plates. It can also be found on the cup holder panel together with the limited edition number of the individual vehicle. Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and sport design exterior mirrors on the doors panels.
There are tributes to the original 911 in the interior as well: green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, just like 50 years ago. Another special feature is the centre panels of the leather seats, which are designed with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s. The full-leather interior is designed in agate grey or black with decorative stitching, some in contrasting colour. The driver and front passenger experience typical 911 driving fun in 14-way sport seats or optional 18-way sport seats plus. The gear shift or selector lever – which matches the decorative panels on the dashboard, doors and centre console in brushed aluminium – comes from the Porsche Exclusive program. The 911 50th Anniversary Edition sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (4.3 with PDK) and can reach a top speed of 300 km/h (298 with PDK). The car’s NEDC combined fuel consumption is 9.5 l/100 km (8.7 with PDK), which equates to CO2 emissions of 224 g/km (205 with PDK). The limited edition models will be available at Porsche dealers starting September 23, 2013, and in Germany they will cost 121,119 euros including VAT and country-specific features. Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition: Fuel consumption City 13.8–12.2 l/100 km; Highway 7.1–6.2 l/100 km; Combined 9.5–8.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 224–205 g/km
April - June 2013
Story: Roger Paterson Photos Bob Taylor
Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally 2013
21st – 23rd June 2013
Roger Paterson and Paul Whatnell on their way to victory After the last minute uncertainties of last year there must have been a lot of potential entrants who didn’t commit this year. Alexandrina council still refused to allow any tarmac rallying in the Fleurieu Peninsula. Fortunately, the Mt Barker council decided to strongly support the event and the only question in the end was whether there would be enough entrants. Well, there weren’t. Thankfully an eleventh hour inspiration saved this year’s rally; the organisers decided to offer the opportunity to do three runs up Willunga Hill to all-comers. They had only 16 entrants for the rally, whereas there were 63 entries for the Hillclimb! Does this mean that there would be widespread enthusiasm for a three-event SA Hillclimb championship, combining Mt Alma, Willunga and Collingrove? So, the event was GO, and we were ready to enter when we were finally sure that it would go ahead. My trusty navigator was Paul Whatnell again. Rallying really needs a good team in the car; we have to trust each other absolutely that we will each make no mistakes, or at worst, only little ones. The weather was as good as could be expected for mid-winter, with wet and slippery conditions each morning and drying roads and even some sunshine in the afternoons. The format was a bit different with each stage being run two or three times. This worked out very well, 12
making the event geographically compact. As driver and navigator, at the end of a stage we can always see ways we could have done a stage better, so in this event we could prove it. The last time we competed in this event, two years ago, we were over-ambitious in trying to compete with the modern cars, so this year we just wanted to go fast, but play safe. Day 1 was very competitive with Matt Selley streaking out in front in the Modern section, but surprise, surprise, we were second outright! We were lucky that we weren’t only second in Classic, as Tim Knappstein had had an absolutely ripper afternoon in his 1969 240Z. If he had just equalled our time in the last stage of the day (having beaten us by 3 secs on the same stage earlier in the day) he would have been a second ahead of us. But he was struck down by bad luck when his moustache bar broke on that last stage. (No really, 240Zs have a moustache shaped bar in the rear end, and the back end isn’t connected without it.) Then the next morning it transpired that Matt Selley had a problem with lack of fuel pressure, and despite frantic efforts to find a solution, he was out. What the?? We were first on the road! Oh, the pressure! No problem. We were just doing our thing, and having fun while staying safe. We quickly got into stride and had a great day, winning half the stages outright. In addition,
on Sunday the ranks were swelled by fifteen SA Rally championship competitors joining the event. More 4WDs with seriously competitive teams, even though they usually focussed on dirt rallying, (To be fair, I think they had to run air intake restrictors in their turbos.) Their results were kept separate but we certainly weren’t disgraced by their times. In fact we beat all the 4WDs and the only car that beat us on Sunday was a TVR Chimaera, and only by 29 seconds. So, maybe we fell in to a Braburyesque victory, but maybe we did OK in our competition with ourselves, the roads and the conditions. And that is what tarmac rallying is really all about; just you, the car and the road. Bring on Targa Adelaide! (You’ll know the results by the time you read this. Will we have kept our momentum going?) Thanks to all the hard working officials in the Southern Districts Car Club who put on the event and made it happen against the odds. This event should be here to stay, and next year, with no uncertainty about whether it will go ahead, a lot more entrants will be keen to participate. Much thanks also to all the volunteers who love their motorsport so much that they are prepared to give up their time so that those of us with the wherewithall can indulge our passion to go fast.
Days end for Peter and John
Ian Neville leading the charge
Mike and Diane coming to grips with the Adelaide hills
Mike and Diane Holland call it a day
No time to admire the scenery
Peter Mayer and John Caldicott with the GT3 RS
Power on in the Adelaide hills
Roger and Paul in the office
1 3 2 13 3 14 4 10 5 19 18 16 8 12 MODERN:
Roger Paterson/Paul Whatnell Roger Lomman/Annie Bainbridge Jai Raymond/Jen Mathwin-Raymonk Steve Fisher/David Ainsworth Zao Caudo/Matthew Copeland Neil Gibson/Damian Reed Kym McPeake/Chris Bunting Tim Knappstein/Dale Knappstein Peter Mathwin/Steve Hiser
SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA
Porsche 911 RS Datsun 240Z Rover SD1 Triumph TR7 V8 Datsun 1200 Toyota RA23 Celica Ford Mustang GT Datsun 240Z MG B GT
1h01:19.900 1h05:30.600 1h05:52.400 1h10:03.000 1h16:44.100
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Mark Rundle/Steve Fisher Andre Lukasz/Adam Tillet Michael Flood/Nathan Green Peter Mayer/John Caldicott Glyn Crimp/Frank Brookhouse Mike Holland/Diane Holland Stuart Collison/Jason Burgemeister Brett Watters/Sandy Watters Michael McClaren/Cindy Koehler Matt Selley/Hamish McKendrick
SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA WA/NSW VIC/VIC ACT/ACT SA/SA SA/SA SA/SA
Mitsubishi EVO8 Nissan 200SX Mitsubishi EVO X Porsche 911 GT3 RS Ford Focus RS Porsche 996 Subaru WRX Peugeot 206 GTI Nissan 180SX Mitsubishi EVO 9RS
1h01:54.400 1hr02:05.000 1hr03:13.100 1hr03:17.600 1hr05:40.400 1hr08:52.400 1hr09:14.700 1hr10:17.300 1hr12:47.000
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Story: Vic Moore photos: Bob Taylor
Willunga Hill Climb 22nd June 2013 Saturday morning dawned, wet, cold and dull. The venue: Old Willunga Hill, The Willunga Hill Climb - a stand alone event run in conjunction with Adelaide’s own Tarmac Rally. This was a late edition to the event but positions filled quickly with 70 eager competitors voting with their feet. A diverse selection of vehicles assembled, including plenty of 4 Wheel Drives, well suited to the conditions. The drive from Blackwood to McLaren Vale’s Serafino Winery for scrutineering was cold and wet, with a heater that did not work and a cold fan to demist the cabin. The journey was not the most comfortable at 0700 hours on a true winter’s morning! Documentation and scrutineering done, followed by a drivers’ briefing. The Start - not too far away.Porsche Club members made up 6 of the 70 entrants, driving two 911 Carreras, a modified 911RSR, a 356SC, a Lamborghini and the Black, black McLaren. As the event was run in conjunction with the Tarmac Rally crews, we departed from the winery (Rally HQ) at 30 second intervals and headed for the township of Willunga and the Old Willunga Hill Road. Conditions for the first run of the day were Wet,Wet,Wet. I even caught myself thinking, “Oh wouldn’t a 4WD be perfect today!” Below: Vic Moore achived the best result for Porsche on the day
The first run was getting closer, and lining up it was interesting to see how much grip there was NOT going to be at the Start Line – tyre pressures? – you would have to set them to hot pressures to get anywhere near normal operating temperature. So just try the first run. The Countdown started, the clutch released, plenty of wheel spin and no grip, sideways and we are off – water everywherewipers on: Caution is the way to go! The run up the hill at competition speed without a navigator for the first time. Fortunately the conditions dictated the speed.- More slip, than grip! Near the finish with Armco, kerbs and plenty of water it was a case of just make it over the line without dents or scrapes. On the way back to form up I kept thinking, “ Is this really worth continuing with, should I check the tyre pressures, how slow was that run?” I decided to give it another shot, but this time up the tyre pressures, because there was no way they were going to get anywhere near normal operating temperature. Back at form up at Serafino’s, the obvious question was asked; “How did you go??” My response was that I honestly felt that I had driven the hill quicker on a dry Sunday with traffic in both directions. My first run felt really slow, and it was! This was of course compared with Special Stage times in the dry and with my trusty navigator.
This car means business When the results came out I was pleased to see that at least twelve of the cars ahead of me were four wheel drives. They had the grip factor that we of “rear engine and rear wheel drive persuasion” only dream of in the wet. The next two runs saw better conditions with the final run having some dry patches. As Declan Dwyer (starter for the last run) advised, Take care! The final run finished and was 7.5 seconds quicker than the first run of the day, with conditions much better for my third attempt. Once again, Ultimate Motorsport Events had given us another hillclimb opportunity, organised with the skill and professionalism we have come to expect from the team and its dedicated officials. Looking forward to a Willunga HillWickham’s Hill event in the future. That will be something special!
Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally 2013 Willunga Hillclimb Results Final Ranking (Provisional)
HC 1 Wet
HC 2 Wet
HC 3 Medium
Porsche Carrera 3.2 litre
Porsche 911 RSR
Brett Sunstrom Rob Black
Porsche Carrera 3.2 litre
Porsche 356 SC
Congratulatons Norm and Oliver!
Hillclimb Final1.50.000 Results McLaren MP4-12C 1.49.100
nathon Borelli and Jodie Borelli used Gary Dann’s 911 997 Carrera S for their wedding pictures in Rymill Park Adelaide. and white was one of the photographer’s pictures. Photographer: “Photos at your place by Raegan”.
ob Black is spotted by Peter Mayer (see reflection) during the ASP Rally.
Tom Klaveniek on the run in his classic 356 SC
Adam Trimmer at work in his stunning Carrera
Brett Sunstrom getting the best out of his 911 RSR
Meet and greet
Motorkhana Final Results April - June 2013
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SPEED Story: Phillip Kellett Photos Bob Taylor
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I raced all the way into 1995 and made it into the rookie category but for various reasons didn’t go on with carting after that. I always had a keen interest in cars and Dad was racing at the time. He was racing in the V8 ute series and was actually in it from the very first season and in the GT Production series.
Mike Almond first came to my attention while reviewing stories from round 1 of the GT3 Cup Challenge races held at Mallala in April this year. At that time I noted he was 1 - Racing Porsches, 2 – the overall round winner for the weekend, 3 – a local lad and 4 – a member of our club. I knew this was a great story in the making. Since then I have also discovered that as well as taking his maiden win at Mallala he has taken pole position at the Touring Car Masters event in Perth this year, and then went one step further and gave Porsche its first ever race win in this category at the same event. Mike also took first place in the Australian GT Challenge class race at Clipsal earlier this year and at the Gold Coast in 2012, and to top it all off he was the 2010/11 SA Porsche Motorkhana Champion. Surely his crowning achievement and I’m sure there are many of us competing in the Motorkhana Championship today who are pleased he is now far to busy to be a threat.
Next time I got into a race car was when I was eighteen when I raced in the Mitsubishi Mirage Cup series. That was interesting racing, I don’t think I had a single panel that wasn’t dented or scratched by the end of that series. At around 22 years of age I jumped into a Porsche and started doing Motorkhanas and the odd track day. That was really exciting actually. I was going up there with Greg Keene and Marty Ewer who were both really helpful in getting me started at the time and in what I am doing now. PK: What was your first road car? MA: I learned to drive in an AU XR8 Falcon ute but that wasn’t my car. My actual first car was a Mitsubishi Triton 4WD. (PK: Not very sporty) No, not very sporty at all but I think that was on purpose. I think Mum and Dad wanted to keep me out of something sporty at the time, which may have been a good thing. Then I had a Mitsubishi Lancer and after that I had a few other cars. An XR ute V8, then I had a Falcon GT-P V8, that was pretty exciting. That was followed by a VZ Maloo ute which was probably my favourite car to date. I followed that with a Mitsubishi EVO-9 which was pretty spectacular and used to spit flames when I changed gears. PK: Why have you chosen Porsche as your vehicle of choice in both GT3 Cup and TCM?
Ross Almond has been a major supporter of Mike’s racing and is no doubt proud of his achievements to date. Some of you may remember Ross as being a keen racer himself in the past having a rich racing history which now continues with his son Mike. I was able to catch up with Mike at his family run business, Copyworld, where he readily agreed to give us access to himself and his cars for an interview and photo session. As it was easier to go to the cars than bring the cars to us Bob Taylor, (photographer) Mike and myself met at Buiks Motorworks where his cars were undergoing final preparation for their next events. PK: What has been your motorsport background before now? MA: My earliest memories of motorsport was when under the age of ten I used to watch a lot of F1 with my Grandmother. I was actually a basketball fanatic and while at a basketball event in Mount Gambier I went Go-Carting with some of the team and thought, hey I quite like this. So I asked Dad if this was something we could do and six to twelve months later we bought a go cart. That was back in 1994. 18
MA: Dad always liked Porsches and as long as I can remember he has had a Porsche. I can still remember when he got his first one and I was only six or seven years old at the time. Porsches have always been one of my favourites. They’re durable, they sound great and there’s just something about them that makes them special.
little bit more versatile as it has better grip and aero. I get a lot of satisfaction and have fun driving the GT3 but in the category where I race the Orange car I am racing against other different cars. There are V8’s that are quicker down the straights but I am better under brakes. There is a lot more passing and I really enjoy the racecraft and format of the TCM series. In answer to your question, I like them both for different reasons. PK: In Perth this year you achieved Porsche’s maiden win in the Touring Car Masters series. First of all, congratulations, and secondly, what do you think gave you the edge on the day? MA: I think on the day a lot of things were coming together for me on and off the track. The car was running under the new regulations so it was obviously quicker than what it had been previously. Barbagallo tends to suit the Porsche with a lot of corners being off camber where you needed to apply the throttle with the car turning and unloaded. With the Porsche you can feel the grip is there because the engine is over the rear and you can just “bang”, smash the throttle and drive out of the corner. So I could really punch out of the corners where a lot of the V8’s were really struggling trying to get the power down. I was also able to brake twenty metres later into the braking zone so they really couldn’t get near me. PK: What has been your favourite track so far? MA: I had a lot of fun at Sydney Motorsport Park in the Touring Car Masters last year where I got to run the full circuit. It’s between that, the Gold Coast and Clipsal. The Clipsal was great because I had the home crowd and after watching it for ten years and watching Dad going around, then doing it myself, that was a big thrill. But having said that, the Gold Coast was pretty spectacular. If I had to pick one it would probably be the Gold Coast. PK: Who do you admire or respect the most across any motor sport category?
PK: Which category do you enjoy the most and why? MA: That’s a very tough question. The GT3 Cup car is a bit more intense. (PK: A bit of an animal) No, no, no. The RSR is the animal. That car is crazy, it’s scary. It’s a little bit unpredictable. For example in turn one at Eastern Creek you might be going through there and it will wander, the back can let go a little bit, but it will still be going very fast. If you are not on top of it, it can just snap. Also the brakes aren’t phenomenal and don’t have as much feel. With the Cup car it is a
MA: One of my biggest memories was watching a DVD of Ari Vatanen’s drive up Pikes Peak, one hand on the wheel, the other blocking the sun. That was definitely a special moment. I was always a big fan of Colin McRae, and growing up watching Ayrton Senna was huge. The sound of F1, the sound of those early 90’s Formula One cars was just phenomenal. PK: What has been the highlight of your racing career so far, and don’t say claiming the title of Porsche SA Motorkhana Champion in 2010/11? MA: Actually I’ve got to say that was pretty
MA: There are probably a couple of things. Putting it on Pole at Mallala last year on debut was pretty exciting, followed by winning the Jim Richards endurance round at Queensland Raceway, at night, under lights. That was a spectacular driver, that was a lot of fun. PK: Your biggest disappointment: MA: Probably spinning at Winton a couple of weeks ago. satisfying and exciting. That was my first real achievement in a Porsche and I really felt special because I was able to beat the likes of Marty and Roger Paterson. Some of the best fun moments I have had have been doing Motorkhanas, especially that last one I did at the Mallala skid pan. On the track, debuting in the Carrera Cup at Homebush was a big highlight for me. Sitting on the dummy grid in the Carrera Cup car I can still vividly remember the other Cup cars were perfectly clean and shining. All the cars were perfectly spaced and in a straight line and looked just so professional. I thought, wow, this is getting serious. I’m in trouble now. PK: Getting back to the Motorkhana championship, what did you drive back then? MA: The first time I ever did a Motorkhana was in Dads 997 GT3 series one, but I won the championship in a 997 GT3 RS series two. I actually drove it pretty much from the showroom to the Motorkhana championship believe it or not. PK: What has been your most memorable drive?
PK: What are your future plans both short and long term? MA: Short term my plans are to get myself re focussed. I have learned a huge amount in a short period of time and I have recognised that I can’t maintain that. I’m feeling pretty good at the moment as I’m coming out of a mid season break which has given me a bit of a breather and now I’m ready to hit the ground running. Longer term we are going to enter into the Carrera Cup next year so that is going to be pretty exciting. My new car will be arriving in January. I’ve got a plan for the next three to four years but you’ve got to focus on the task at hand. Right now all I am thinking about is Sydney. PK: Do you have a nickname in racing circles? MA: Yes I do. It’s Mike “magic’ Almond. My crew call me magic, that’s my nickname. That came about for a couple of reasons. I have always had an ability to qualify well and once Mark said to Dad, “It’s alright, he will pull out some magic. He always finds some way to pull it out of the bag”. Then we were at Darwin last year, after the race, waiting for
our flight home when a preview came on for the movie, Magic Mike, (PK: A movie about male strippers for those who didn’t know). I looked over at the crew and they were all just laughing and smiling at each other and the name has just stuck ever since. Now all the TCM media guys even call me that. PK: Do you have any pre race superstitions or habits? MA: Yes. I like to follow a regular routine when I am getting ready. Particularly in the early days, I was very systematic in everything I did. Everything had to be the same. Now I try to relax a little more and not over-think everything. PK: What’s your favourite food? MA: I would have to say ice cream. PK: Your favourite movie? MA: I watch a lot of movies. Hard question but let’s go with Days of thunder. PK: How can people follow your progress? MA: They can jump onto my facebook page, “Michael Almond racing” which I keep updated. I also post a little on instagram as well. Touring Car Masters updates can be found under the V8 Supercar web site and the GT3 Cup Challenge website provides news feeds leading up to, during and after each round. PK: Thank you very much for your time Mike and all the best for the rest of the year. MA: Thank you, appreciate it.
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Story: Phillip Kellett Photos: Bob Taylor, Warren Edwards (freelance-images.com)
Porsche GT3 Cup Mallala 19-21 April 2013
Muscat - Photo Warren Edwards Local lad Michael Almond claimed his first round win in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series held at Mallala Motor Sport Park in April.
Morriss, Stephen Grove, Scott Taylor, Grant Sparks, Matt Speakman and Fitzgerald in 11th.
After placing second to Muscat in Saturday’s night race, Almond got the jump at the start of Sunday’s Race 2 in wet conditions and led the rest of the field into the first corner from Muscat, Woodbury, Fraser Ross and John Goodacre. Almond soon pulled away and
opened a sizable gap to the rest of the field until the Safety Car was called onto the circuit on Lap 8 to recover Peter Fitzgerald’s vehicle from the Turn 7 run-off area. With a two-lap sprint to the finish at the restart, Almond again opened a gap to claim his first win of the season from Woodbury and Goodacre, who secured third place from Ross on the thirdto-last corner of the race. Muscat finish fifth, after recovering from an earlier off, from John
Mike Almond - Photo Warren Edwards
Almond repeated his impressive starting efforts in Race 3 on a drying track, taking the lead and holding the front spot until the chequered flag, securing his first GT3 Cup Challenge round win.
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Story: Phillip Kellett Photos: Bob Taylor
Mount Alma Mile
Hillclimb 6th â€“ 7th April 2013
April - June 2013
2013 was the fifth running of the Mt Alma Mile Hillclimb which was run on the 6th and 7th of April 10km out of Victor Harbour on the Yankililla road. The course is around 1.6km long and due to its popularity regularly sees fields of up to 160 competitors each year. There are a few things that make Mt Alma such a special hillclimb venue. The first is that the road itself is seriously steep. The second is the fact that a single farming family owns all of the land on either side of the road for the entire 1.6km length of the hillclimb.
Second place outright went to Matt Dreckow in his Evo 7 RS. His 42.3 second run up the mountain made Dreckow’s Evo the fastest ever at Mt Alma.
36 – Julian Newton
39 – Andrew Box
40 – Hamish McKendrick
42 – Vic Moore
61 – Jeffrey Sabel
63 – Kym Wallace
65 – Jason Palmer
Porsche 993 RSR
78 - Graham Davidson
Subaru Sti RA
84 – Nick Streckeisen
86 – Martin Donnon
The Porsche club was very well represented on the day with the following members competing in a variety of vehicles:
123 – Adam Trimmer
4 – Brett Sunstrom
Porsche 911 RSR
131 – Kurt Wison
20 – Nathan Jones
22 - Mark Poole
25 – Roger Paterson
Porsche 911 GT3
Kevin Weeks overcame all challengers over the weekend to take top honours this year in his Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. Kevin had to work hard for his victory though as Kevin Mackrell in his V8 powered Datsun 260Z kept him honest for most of the event. Despite often setting times even faster than Kevin Weeks an outright victory was not to be. Late in the competition Mackrell had a major rear suspension failure at the fastest point of the circuit. The failure saw him spin multiple times at high-speed and through either good luck or good driving, (or a bit of each) he miraculously managing to miss all major immovable objects. Regardless there was still enough damage to force Mackrell to retire from the event.
Julian Newton claimed third place in his My11 R35 Nissan GTR, missing out on second place by just 0.008 of a second. This was a fantastic effort given his car was running road tyres and was largely unmodified. Rob Black won the 2WD category in his stunning McLaren MP4-12C, driving the supercar as it was designed to be driven. Second in class was taken by our own Mark Poole in his classic 911 Turbo Porsche, with Chris Edmondson taking third in his Nissan 180SX.
129 – Kevin Weeks
Lamborghini Gallardo Toyota 86
Strong competitor numbers, exciting competition and a tireless volunteer work-force helped make this the best Mt Alma Mile event yet.
Mark Poole on his way to second in class
Jones’s 930 Turbo
Kevin Mackrell was a real contender
Kevin Weeks and his all conquering Lambo
Moore’s 911 Carrera
Palmer’s 993 RSR
Paterson’s 911 GT3
Rob Blacks McLaren MP4-12C
Trimmer’s 911 Carrera
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Rennsport Australia Festival 25th–26th May 2013
After reading about the Rennsport events held in the USA, I was determined to attend the first one to be held in Australia. Porsche Cars Australia put together a programme that catered for every level of interest for the Porsche enthusiasts from Carrara Cup to Show ‘n’ Shine with everything in between. We departed Strathalbyn on Thursday with the trusty #65 in tow and after an uneventful 10 hours driving we spent the night in Gundagai, leaving an easy three hour drive in the morning to Sydney Motorsport Park. Having purchased an e-tag before we left SA it was easy to use the tollways as required and we arrived at SMP at our allotted arrival time of 1300 hours. The car was off loaded and parked into our allotted space. After catching up with a few other club members it was off to check in to the Hotel at the circuit. Friday night was a quick drive into Sydney for dinner with our son and family. Again the tollway was a fast and efficient way to get across town. We awoke on Saturday morning to a bright and sunny day. It was across to the track to complete the paper work, drivers briefing and get the car scrutineered before our practice
session. The regularity was divided into three groups, group 1 993’s and on, group 2 964’s and impact bumpers, group 3 early 911’s and 356’s. The first session was just trying to familiarize one’s self with the track. Turn 1 was a little daunting at first but after a few laps it was exciting at the speed you could carry through it! After practise we had to nominate our lap times and I nominated 1:57.3. After the first event five of our members elected to drive in a slower group than they had been allotted. This is one of the great things about a “Regularity Event” one drives to a speed at which one feels comfortable with. Saturday night saw us at the lavish dinner at the Rosehill Race Course. The food was great and I’m told the wine was excellent! (I was the duty driver). The entertainment included an “on the couch” interview with some of the Porsche legends. Sunday we had two events and now with 41 cars in my group this made it interesting. The Carrera Cup cars had an hour endurance race as did the GT 3 Championship cars. The special interest cars did several demonstration
runs. There were some great cars to look at in the pits and paddock. Most of us enjoyed the ploughman’s lunch each day and the area became a respite for several of the wives! On the outside of the track was a concourse event and a show ‘n’ shine in which Ray Pryor entered. I was a little amazed to see a 928 arrive on the back of a truck to take part in the concourse! After the last event while I was away getting the times my pit crew was so keen to leave, ( or is that efficiency?), that the trailer was on the Ute and all I had to do was drive the car on. The run down the Hume was like peak hour on the South Eastern freeway, the only difference was that when you signalled to change lanes they let you in! After an overnight at Gundagai it was an easy drive home on Monday. I have been told the next Rennsport event will be in Victoria (Sandown?) in two or three years. One thing for sure, I’ll be there as it is an event not to be missed. Come and join in!
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Story David Wiffen photos: Bob Taylor
Mark Poole Motorsport Workshop 8 August 2013
The spirit of competition lives here GETTING IN THE DOOR: Edwardstown’s passers–by who come down Conmurra Avenue from South Road and peek into the workshops of Mark’s garage would be amazed. They would see Porsches spread around, some up on the hoists and others parked outside (some exotics as well). I then realised why the view was so familiar. It was a ‘’full size’ version,’ Mark Poole advertisement that we see in the Porsche Report, complete with Mark’s trademark orange and black logo on the wall. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Before we moved into the shade of the workshop we glanced at an immaculate GT2 parked outside. Alongside it was a banana yellow 916, well loved, albeit with some of its bodywork removed, awaiting some special attention.
too. Every space in the workshop was full with all manner of motoring eye candy. Bob unpacked his camera gear with a look of inspiration on his face as he eyed the engine on the stand. All the 993’s, 996’s GT3’s scattered around, some of which were being prepared for the track. Mark came out to greet us, and then ushered us into his snug coffee room full of large photographs of Porsches and their owners. I knew that Mark came with a special Porsche pedigree. His modest nature belies the confidence evident in his racing background. However with a little probing his stories came tumbling out, showing his genuine passion for all things Porsche. EARLY DAYS:
Proudly presented up on a stand was a rebuilt engine from a 930, ready to be refitted. I couldn’t resist leaning dangerously close to see the quality of the finish. These Porsche engines really are something to see when they are presented in this way.
His early days were spent working with his father, Keith Poole, as a Volkswagon specialist, modifying “beetles”, which would have been a grounding experience. So when the garage was transferred from his father to Mark that air cooled culture was well and truly already in his blood.
Mark’s 356 was on one side of the garage to the left – an Elfin body shell lying alongside it. We knew there HAD to be a race car presence in the area as Elfins used to be next door. I swear I caught the whiff of old Castrol R
Mark had spent time in Kent in England racing Formula Fords. He would trade working on the cars in return for a race seat at the weekend. I suspect this was a tough learning period –but then the early days of racing were like that.
Mark Poole But as Mark explained - a good mechanic would be better able to explain to his team what changes would be needed. This was before the days of on-track telemetry. Formula One type communications had yet to arrive! His family link to Porsche history is strong and personal too as he and Dorothee met in Gmund in Austria in 1994.This is the very village where in 1948 Porsche started designing and building his first
prototype and 356’s. Well, Mark and his wife were married in 1997 in the Castle nearby using 356’s as wedding cars. (I can hear the partners of many Porsche Owners muttering as they read this article, that they know someone else who is ‘married’,-- to his car. I know, I know, it’s sad, as you sip your breakfast Latte on the terrace. - he spends more time with ‘it’ than .... ‘Long’ Emails to Phil the editor---- thanks D). TRUST AND TWO WAY SUPPORT It was a breath of fresh air to hear Mark enthuse about his link with his customers and the importance of a “two way trust”. He has plans to get a Website up and running so that he can keep his customers ‘in the loop’ and help strengthen this bond. Mark has even crewed for his customers at the track on occasions, as well as taking part himself in the Touring Car Masters, Tarmac Rally and the Hill Climb at Mount Gambier. Now that is customer support!
Busy place, this is
Look for this sign
Your in good hands MARK’S CARS: Being a modest fellow Mark was reluctant to say too much about his cars but he has been involved with a number of 356’s over the years. The special article in our last edition mentioned his 356 engine rebuilds. He told us of his Porsche tractor and his 930, which was on our front cover two editions ago with one wheel floating in the wind. Of course, with so many cars being squeezed in to this garage space we could see that moving, or expanding may have crossed his mind. I couldn’t resist asking about that, and the need for ‘slim’ mechanics! The twinkle in Mark‘s eyes suggested that he was considering it, and we left it at that.
Another one for the cabinet
Mark at Speed
It was like one of those successful weekend parties that nobody wanted to leave. The host was calm and friendly but we knew we had to go. The special cars were still there, even that beautiful 930 engine was still on its support stand daring us to have one more look. Bob had got his photographs, my questions had been answered and my voice recorder was switched off. We were sorry to leave. For a short while we had been part of a Porsche phenomenon peculiar to Adelaide. We had seen, and certainly felt what makes Mark Poole Motor Sport so successful and able to stand the test of time. A familiar customer
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Even a diff looks good
Work in progress
Story & photos Mike Rogers
Racing Stripes: Shaken, not Stirred. For me, the Martini Livery of the seventies and eighties epitomise Porsche racing. These dynamic designs made the cars look “at speed” even when standing still. The combination of colours, the red and double blues on a stark white Porsche (or “primer” as some of our members refer to the colour white) portray a purposeful race car ready to do battle. Even the word Martini is somehow sexy on a race car and is clearly associated with prestige and elegance.
painted stripes was decided upon, the chirpy convertible was measured up and paper prototypes cut out ready for a trial fitting. From here the templates were developed and full technical schematics created for the vehicle. These are printed out for customer approval. This allows any changes to be made and then signed off when the owner is happy with the look.
One of the most memorable of these, for me, is the 1976 Porsche 935 001. Derek Bell MBE, who drove the Kremer brother’s 934/5 in the ‘76 Osterreichring 1,000km, spoke of the car’s brutal nature, “It was a real animal probably the biggest animal I’ve ever driven”.
The full size artwork is then constructed and printed out on a state-of-the-art digital, flatbed commercial printer. The output graphics are compared to original proofs for quality and accuracy then laid out to cure before laminating and eventually die cutting to final shape.
When deciding how to decorate this more modern, less animalistic car to pay homage to this great racing livery, it was the 935 that came up as the appropriate choice.
Now things start to get exciting. The die cut graphics are then placed onto the vehicle using specialist magnets and their position checked against the original schematics.
The process involved in the design and application was relatively simple and easy to execute. Starting with standard photos of the car, numerous designs were hand drawn to compare how the different looks would sit on the Boxster’s lines. Once a design that mimicked the original hand
Once in position, they are expertly applied by the Cutler Brands staff who did an excellent job. Special thanks go to Luke Brenton the Graphic Designer and Anita Tresize who applied the graphics with the utmost care. The entire application process took about half a day.
1977 Porsche 935 The material used to produce vehicle wraps and graphics is designed especially for that purpose. It is a top quality substrate that is easy to move around when positioning but sticks firmly when rubbed down. It does not damage the paint in any way and is easy to remove when needed. The laminate is tough and won’t fade with its 5 year guarantee. In fact, it will also protect the paint from chips and other minor damage. There it is, a modern interpretation and tribute to the iconic Martini livery. I am personally looking forward to seeing it clipping some apex’s on the next club sprint day at Mallala soon. It certainly won’t be the fastest rag top out there but she might just be the best dressed.
Porsche Boxster 986 (2002)
1 - Concept
2 - Paper Prototype
3 - 986 Visual
4 - Printing
5 - Flat Sheet
6 - Prep
7 - Positioning
8 - Application
9 - Behold
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Story: John Sgro Photos: Bob Taylor
John and Krystyna 1958 Porsche 356A 18th November 2012
Our 1958 Porsche 356A Coupe is an original right hand drive built matching numbers car with the standard 1600 cc engine and originally imported to Australia by Norman Hamilton & Co Pty Ltd. It was consigned from the factory in Stuttgart Germany on 28th May 1958, shipped on 10th June and landed in Melbourne on 8th August. It was sold new to its first owner, Mr R Rockman of Toorak Victoria on 28th November 1958 bearing the Victorian registration No GXN700. The only other details of its early history in Victoria known to me is that of a change in registration number to JCM777 on 30th October 1964. Enquiries with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles confirmed that SA registration number, RFD-889 appeared on the car in 1968. To this day I still have a clear memory as to how my father, Pascal, came to purchase the then 10 year old Porsche in Adelaide in 1968. At the time he was a 45 year old interstate truck owner/driver subcontracting for Ipec Overnight Transport. On the 16th April 1968 I went to pick him up from the IPEC depot at about 7am following his overnight trip from Melbourne when he announced his intention to check out a Chevrolet Impala he had seen advertised. After a quick shower and breakfast we were at the premises of McDonald Motors Pty Ltd, 8-10 Unley Road Unley soon after 9am. There
he first sighted the blue Porsche and quickly lost all interest in the Chevrolet. The opportunity had presented itself for him to purchase what was then a very rare car in Adelaide. After some subtle persuasion from the salesman, and strong coercion from me, we were off for a test drive in the Adelaide hills. He driving, the salesman in the passenger seat, and all of my then 100kg 18 year old body crammed across the kiddie’s seat in the back. Dad was having a ball much to my discomfort until we eventually stopped for a short break at Mt Lofty to enable me to stand and recover from back and neck pain. On returning to McDonald Motors, after a quick trip home to seek mum’s approval the deal was done and he purchased the Porsche for $2,000 which was a fairly pricey sum in those days. Insurance was taken out with VACC in Victoria for $101.32. At first the Porsche wasn’t just a weekender and dad drove it to/from work regularly. This meant leaving it somewhat protected under lock and key, but exposed to the elements, for long periods in IPEC’s car park which was basically a tennis court surrounded by high wire meshing in an adjoining land block. For example, if his schedule required an Adelaide/ Melbourne return trip leaving Adelaide on a Sunday he would not get back until Tuesday morning which meant the Porsche would be left unattended for some 36 hours. Considering some weeks he did three Adelaide/Melbourne return trips the Porsche spent a lot of time outdoors away from home. His truck then was a Ford Thames bullnose fitted with tray, gates and tarps and there were occasions when the tarps would require repairs due to damage, tearing or when stitching became undone. Dad would roll up the damaged tarps, squash them into the Porsche’s passenger seat and take them to the canvas workers for repairs. Eventually I talked
him into buying an older EH Holden wagon for his work vehicle as the Porsche was showing signs of deterioration. Also when the Porsche was garaged at home and dad was away, John could play. One accident in the early seventies, and another in 1975, resulted in the Porsche sustaining damage to the rear on each occasion. This was rather poorly repaired by Sitters & Fisher in the city using copious quantities of bog. What followed was a letter from VACC advising they were unable to offer renewal of the insurance policy which lapsed on 16th October 1975. Unable to procure alternative comprehensive insurance in Adelaide dad parked the Porsche
in the garage and covered it with a dust cover where it remained slowly deteriorating for the next 15 years. He however maintained registration until expiry on 13th November 1977 in the hope of again securing insurance sometime in the future. During that period I married, bought a home and had two children. It wasn’t until August 1990 that I developed an interest in restoring the Porsche thinking I might be able to allocate some cash to the project if dad would sell it to me. To my delight he gifted it to my wife and I. Some minimal mechanical repairs, (fuel line, brakes, engine oil, battery etc) and the Porsche was soon running again. Amazingly the engine fired up on our second attempt to start. I first re-registered the Porsche on 5th October 1990 on a temporary permit, no questions asked by the Motor Registration Section. During the next twelve months or so I drove the car on several weekends with temporary permits. Then on 7th November 1991 I delivered it to the gentleman I engaged to do the restoration work. He, who shall remain nameless, was a 356 enthusiast, having owned and restored several coupes and at the time was restoring his own speedster, as well as some 911’s. I decided on a full body, nut and bolt restoration as the usual rust problems prevailed in the door panels, floor pan, headlight tubs and surrounds etc. Whilst the restorer had advised the restoration process would be long and slow I agreed this would enable me to spread the cost. However, I was not prepared for the broken promises, pitfalls and frustrations to follow. Especially the years it sat on the rotisserie awaiting fitment of the many imported new replacement parts. My periodic attendances at the workshop to check on work progress proved fruitless. Fast forward nearly ten years to July 2001 by which time the body and floor pan had been restored, painting was complete, the interior had been newly upholstered but not installed and some mechanical work done. The motor and gearbox were not rebuilt but were installed. Then I received advice that he was unable to complete the project due to declining business and the impending closure of his workshop.
The exception being the engine and gearbox which remained unrestored. Finally on the 14th December 2001 my wife and I took delivery of our pristine Porsche 356A coupe from Mark, the speedometer reading exactly 27,900 miles. The project had taken a little over ten years. In the eleven plus years since restoration we have enjoyed many club events with the Aust Porsche 356 Register. Attended several PCSA show-n-shine events and we take it out for a run whenever possible. A new clutch and engine rebuild was completed in May 2011 but the gearbox remains untouched. I used to wonder what made dad buy that Porsche in 1968. I think the answer lies in his past history as a motor mechanic in Nice in the South of France where he had worked on some exotic vehicles. Migrating as a family to
Adelaide in December 1955 he immediately found work as a Renault mechanic and within two years had started a mechanical repairs business in partnership with a friend. Selfemployment in the transport industry came a few years later leading to that day on 16th April 1968 when Porsche ownership became a reality. My biggest regret has been that dad passed away in 1998 not having seen the Porsche fully restored. A final twist to this story is that whilst rummaging through dad’s garage following his death I found a steel chest which had come out from France with us. In that chest were several motoring magazines, the most significant issue being “Motor Manual - November 1, 1955” depicting on the front cover a Porsche 356A Coupe in exactly the same blue colour as his. This was probably the first magazine he bought on arrival in Australia
On 31st July 2001 Mark Poole and I collected the Porsche and transferred it to his workshop. Mark and his staff completed the restoration of all chrome parts, gauges, mechanical work such as carburettors and the final assembly.
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in December 1955. So whilst the seeds of thought re Porsche ownership may have been sown in France, they certainly were re-sown in Adelaide in 1955. Many years of hard work in the transport industry provided the means to eventually achieve his Porsche dream in Australia. Something he probably would have never achieved in France. To this day the leather jacket Pascal wore for many years whilst driving his trucks across the breadth of Australia remains safely secured under the front bonnet of the 356A and travels with us wherever we go. It is a tribute to him and a reminder to us as to how fortunate we are to have this special car. Mum now at aged 88 can no longer be persuaded to drive with me. She says itâ€™s too fast and too noisy. I will be very pleased to hear (ph 83379412) from any-one who may have any knowledge of this Porscheâ€™s history in the years between 1958 to 1968.
Story: Warren Edwards Photos: Warren Edwards, (freelance-images.com)
Mille Miglia 2013 16-18 May 2013
I was fortunate recently to be able to spend 4 weeks in May/June travelling around Italy. Part of my trip was work related, having media accreditation to shoot the Mille Miglia for Motorsport Retro. The original Mille Miglia ran from 1927 to 1957. It was originally a non stop 1000 mile race around Italy but these days it’s a 3 day rally covering the original course. The modern Mille Miglia is open to cars of the era of the original event. Preference is given to cars that actually competed in the original event, then cars that are the same as those that competed. It’s surprising just how many of them are the actual race cars from the day.
I had access to many areas not open to the public but time and the distance of the event meant that I only made it to the scrutineering and the public display. One of the positives was being able to mix in with the Italian paparazzi for the start on Thursday in Brescia. I even managed to get a shot of Gina Lollobrigida being driven by Horacio Pagani in the new Pagani Huayra. Then on the Saturday I made my way to Passo della Futa to get the cars heading back from Rome. This is where car clubs from all over Europe congregate to see the Mille Miglia.
While the primary focus is on the cars actually competing in the event the side show of supercars and sports cars in the supporting events and from car clubs is arguably just as interesting. To me, coming from Australia where a lot of those cars cannot be registered or driven, it was like watching an episode of Top Gear. The cars included Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F40, F50 and Enzo, Pagani Huayra and Zonda, and of course Porsche Carrera GT. It was quite a show. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
Below: Ferrari Enzo
Below: Porsche Carrera GT
Below: Porsche 550 Spyder
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Story: Phillip Kellett
Mallala non Supersprint 6 2nd June 2013
As many of you will be aware, heavy rain washed out any chance of running the final Supersprint round at Mallala in June. It was a great disappointment for many members but unfortunately it was evident that the track was awash and unsuitable for competition. Or was it? I was wondering what might have happened if we had not received the call and the brave souls of this club turned up anyway. With the track and surrounds underwater the scene may have looked a little like this.....
Another 2psi in the back tyres should do it
Bad day at the hairpin
Got to get some weight out of this thing
I knew I shouldnâ€™t have parked here
Maybe a rear spoiler will help keep the back down
Overall winner on the day
Umm.. Which way to the start line
Watch out for the lake. What lake...
Story: Andrew Jordan Photos: Phillip Kellett
Observation Run - Strathalbyn 16 June 2013 Norm’s observation run, my first one, promised to be a good one on very interesting roads. I thought I would ask the brother in law to stand in as navigator- didn’t want to stress the marriage too much! We arrived at Eagle on the hill bright and early around 9am, arriving to a beautiful brisk clear morning. I was the second car to arrive behind Jim Pierson , he must have been keener than me. Early indications showed Norm had 9 entries for the run to Strathalbyn. As it turned out there were 20 odd cars ranging from early SC’s to GT3’s, a couple of 928’s, Caymans and Boxters. Mike Rogers pulled up in his Martini boxter with the roof off. I thought “you have got to be Joking, it feels like minus 5 degrees.” All was well , Norm explained the route we would take and the directions were given out at the briefing. I hand them directly to Allen (the brother in law ) as you would, I was only there to drive. As we left the Eagle Norm handed out the question sheet, great, what is the first question, something about a dog, “Start looking Al I have to concentrate on the road.” “Try and stay a couple of question ahead” I said “just in case we miss any,” that worked. We had the answer
to question 4. It is called an observation run for good reason as a couple of the answers were before we even received the questions. Avoiding the cyclists and joggers was a mission in itself. Seems they all want to use the road to Mount Lofty. Progressing on through Ashton and on to Lobethal all was well and I think we scored a few points over this part of the drive. This time of year the landscape is very picturesque and I often found myself distracted by the passing scenery. We headed towards Woodside. Where else would you see a black sheep than in a paddock, (wrong). I mentioned to Allan that I think we have seen a few Porsches going the other way. Doubt enters your mind thinking maybe we were on the wrong track. How many went back to Lobethal to find the price of a Berliner only to find that the Lobethal Bakery at WOODSIDE was closed. Good one Norm! Through to Oakbank, Verdun and on towards Echunga. I knew I had the correct answer for the Tank question as we stopped and read the sign. It was a Leopard army Tank, not a poly tank Jim .
Ali & Mark - Most observant on the day Arriving at Strathalbyn feeling confidant of a reasonable achievement, then the last 2 questions. What badge was Norm wearing at the drivers briefing, no idea. How many km, no idea the odo on my speedo does not work. A good day was had by all, the food and hospitality at the Victoria Hotel was great. Congratulations to Ali and Mark for winning the event. Great to see Dave Allen drive all the way down from Clare for the run. Norm stated at the presentation that the last place would have to write an article for magazine. I also won a Cow Pat, lucky it was a chocolate one from Melba’s.
Mike’s Boxster - Shaken, not stirred.
The food was mesmerising
John, Dianna, Alex, Mike and some tall stories
Dianna, Sharon and Kerry taking advantage of a photo opportunity
Meet, greet and stay in the sun
Andy and his prize
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Story: Ray Pryor Photos: Wynston Ide
Mount Barker Club Run 28th April 2013
Sunday 28th April dawned overcast with the possibility of rain but that didnâ€™t stop 17 cars from coming out to play for our run to Mount Barker. Thankfully the rain never came, (except I hear at Gawler â€“ Dave Allen). Just to upset the picture of all these beautiful Porsche coupes together, Bob and Loraine Weekes turn up in their Cayenne, some people!! After the formalities and sign on the group headed off to Mt Barker via Crafers, Cherry Gardens, Clarendon, Meadows and Macclesfield using some of the most scenic and enjoyable roads around Adelaide. The traffic was light and everybody made it to Mt Barker in time for Lunch, eventually. Auchendarroch Restaurant, part of the Wallis Theatre complex, was our venue for Lunch. The restaurant is located inside a grand heritage building full of character and is the centrepiece of a lovely garden setting. We had been there before in previous years and 35 hungry Porsche members were agreed that it was a very pleasant place to eat and catch up with friends. Alex Jaksic, a new member, was made welcome at the Lunch. Alex, we hope you enjoyed the company and the beautiful drive in your Porsche. We look forward to seeing you and our other recently joined members at future Porsche Club functions. The more the merrier. After the meal people made their way home at their leisure after what turned out to be a very enjoyable day for all.
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Story: Ray Prior Photos: Roger Paterson
Broadway Hotel Club Dinner 5th April 2013
The April Club Dinner at the Broadway Hotel saw 29 Club members enjoy the company of like minded people. As usual the meals were good value with a great salad and veggie bar. It was pleasing to see Roger and Chrissy Paterson (our hard working Mororkhana Director) and Norm & Kate Goodall, (el Presidente) on the night. New members Andy & Margie Jordan, Tony & Noeleen Marshall and Mark & Ali Wylie were all made very welcome. New member Mike Rogers impressed on the night by parking his Martini embossed Boxster in the carpark, and he has already volunteered to help with the magazine. As you can see by the photographs, all had a good night. See you at the next one.
Andrew and Margie Jordan
Kate and Norm Goodall
The long table
Shelley and Richard Hayden
Mike Rogers and Chrissy Paterson
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Joy Oâ€™Conner, Ray Prior and Kate Goodall REPORT
Story: Joy O’Conner Photos: Wynston Ide
Brompton Hotel Dinner 17th May 2013
The Friday Club Dinner at the popular refurbished Hotel Brompton proved to be a huge success. Thirty six members and their partners arrived to sample the Hotels extensive menu. Thankfully Ray and I chose the stone grille seafood/steak platter for two. Our score ‘ten out of ten’. Service was the best, thanks to Toby and his staff. ‘Well done’ to the chefs. A must if dining at The Brompton, their stone grille steak and the garlic/herb loaf. The Peanut Butter Ice cream is amazing also. We believe one member went back for seconds! No names, no pack drill. I’m sure we can arrange another visit as a good time was definitely had by all.
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Motorkhana Championship 2012/2013 - Congratulations Roger Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Driver Roger Paterson Andrew Burgess Robert Harrison Norm Goodall Ray Pryor Ryan Reynolds Bob Weekes Steve Thiele Phil Kellett Adam Trimmer Doug McPherson Tim O'Daly Tim Pryzibilla Amelia Eime Mark Coupe Dave Wiffin
Car 997 GT 3 Spyder 911 Carerra 911 SC Spyder Boxster Cayman 997 GT3 911 Carerra 911 Carrera 964 Boxster 911 Boxster 928 964 Cab
Event 2 100 83 47
100 13 80 64 20 50 6
100 83 16 47 22 29 69 10 57
38 29 16 5
Total Points 300 179 143 111 99 79 75 69 61 57 48 38 38 29 16 10
Hillclimb Championship 2012/2013 - Congratulations Robert Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Driver Robert Harrison Ryan Reynolds Roger Paterson Goodall Norm Kevin Weeks Steve Thiele Tim Pryzibilla
Car Number 09-Sep-12 911 666 75 Boxster 2 997 GT3 72 15 911 SC 65 38 911 RSR Rally 534 GT3 484 911 420
Rogerâ€™s GT3 on the track - Photo Bob Taylor 42
21-Apr-13 Cancelled 40 100 75 27 56 17 8
Total Points 115 100 90 65 56 17 8
Sprint Championship 2012/2013 - Congratulations Ryan Driver Ryan Reynolds Marty Ewer Robert Harrison Steve Thiele Roger Paterson Doug McPherson Norm Goodall Randal Bonner Tim Schulz Jason Palmer Phil Jaquillard Kym Obst Keith Wong
Car 98 Boxster 997 GT3 911 3.2 996 Cab 997 GT3 964 911SC 944 Turbo 916 GT 993 RSR 996 GT3 Boxster S 73 911
Hamish Mckendrick Tim Pryzilla Tony Keynes Rob Ephgrave Amelia Eime Daryl Curyer Ray Bessell Richard Daw Adam Trimmer Peter Mayer Tim O'Daly David Allen Jon VanLeuvan Greg Foord Andrew Semba Chris Pazios Sandy Nagy Graham Schulz Jim Pierson Tony Scammell Dave Wiffen Alexander Jaksic Mat Johnson Chris Wright Ben Pierson Ray Pryor Bob Weekes Chris Ogden William Scammel
944 turbo 84 Carrera Boxster S 911 SC 996 GT3 996 C4 996 Boxster 87 Carrera Cayman S GT3 997 S 911 SC 944 S2 98 996 997 s 77 930 96 993 996 Boxster 964 Cab 997 GT3 944 Boxster 2.7 996 944 Turbo Cayman R 964 C4 Boxster
SS 1 SS 2 SS 3 SS 4 SS5 Cancel Total Points 76 100 100 100 376 70 36 70 36 88 300 100 100 48 296 25 23 79 67 89 11 14 260 89 25 50 60 224 21 30 36 30 78 195 26 43 67 33 169 88 79 167 36 76 52 164 48 20 58 28 154 31 55 45 131 62 42 104 55 98 43 88
88 68 62 58 51 50 45 42 39 33 25 19 17 15 13 13 11 10 7 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
68 62 58 31
50 17 42
7 15 19
17 15 13 13 11 10 0
7 7 6 3
0 0 0
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Drivers Championship 2012/2013 - Congratulations Ryan Reynolds Month Type Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
ENTRANT Ryan Reynolds Robert Harrison Roger Paterson Steve Thiele Norm Goodall Marty Ewer Doug McPherson Randal Bonner Andrew Burgess Tim Schulz Jason Palmer Phil Jaquillard Tim Pryzibilla Kym Obst Adam Trimmer Hamish McKendrick Amelia Eime Ray Pryor Bob Weekes Tim O'Daly Tony Keynes Rob Ephgrave Kevin Weeks Keith Wong Phil Kellett Daryl Curyer Ray Bessell Keith Wong Richard Daw Peter Mayer David Allen Jon VanLeuven Mark Coupe David Wiffin Greg Foord Andrew Semba Chris Pazios Sandy Nagy Graham Schulz Jim Pierson Tony Scammell Alexander Jaksic Chris Ogden Ben Pierson Mark Coupe William Scammell
98 Boxter 911 3.2 997 GT 3 996 Cab/GT3 911 SC 997 GT3 964 944 T Spyder 914/6 Gt 993 RSR race 996 GT 3 84 Carerra Boxster S 1987 Carerra 944 Turbo 996 GT 3 Spyder Cayman R 996 Cup Boxster S 911 SC 911 RSR Rally 73 911 911 996 4S 996 996 race Boxster GT 3 RS 997 Carerra S 911 SC 928 964 Cab 944 S2 98 996 997 s 930 96 993 996 1997 Boxter 997 GT 3 964 C4 996 928 S4 1997 Boxter
22-Jul 12-Aug 09-Sep 23-Sep 21-Oct 04-Nov Feb-13 Mar-10 Mar-24 Apr-21 Cancel Cancel Sp # 1 MK # 1 HC # 1 Sp # 2 MK # 2 Sp # 3 Sp # 4 Sp # 5 MK # 3 HC # 2 Sp # 6 HC # 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTAL 0 76 50 100 100 100 29 100 0 0 555 100 47 75 100 80 48 25 23 0 40 0 0 538 89 100 15 25 100 50 60 0 75 0 0 514 79 67 0 89 11 14 69 17 0 0 346 26 0 38 43 64 67 33 47 27 0 0 345 70 0 36 70 36 88 0 0 300 21 10 30 38 36 30 78 0 0 0 243 88 79 0 0 167 83 0 83 0 0 166 36 76 52 0 0 164 48 20 58 28 0 0 154 31 55 45 0 0 131 68 38 8 0 0 114 62 42 0 0 104 39 57 0 0 96 88 0 0 88 29 31 20 0 0 80 57 0 0 22 0 0 79 69 6 0 0 75 38 10 15 0 0 63 62 0 0 62 58 0 0 58 56 0 0 56 55 0 0 55 22 29 0 0 0 51 50 0 0 50 17 21 7 0 0 45 43 0 0 43 42 0 0 42 26 7 0 0 33 19 0 0 19 17 0 0 17 16 0 0 16 5 6 5 0 0 16 15 0 0 15 13 0 0 13 13 0 0 13 11 0 0 11 10 0 0 10 0 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 7 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drivers Championship - highest points from all events less lowest points from one round of each discipline
Ryanâ€™s Championship Winning Boxster - Photo Bob Taylor 44
PCSA Roll of Honour Past Presidents 1974/75 1975/76 1976/77 1977/78 1978/79 1979/80 1980/81 1981/82 1982/83 1983/84 1984/85 1985/86 1986/87 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996/97 1997/98 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
D. Christison D. Christison D. Christison P. Dennis B. Clements1 B. Clements T. Klaveniek T. Lynas T. Lynas T. Lynas T. Lynas J. Nicholls B. Lynas P. Rosenzweig T. John T. John T. John T. John T. John D. Eckert D. Eckert P. Dixon P. Dixon P. Dixon P. Dixon P. Kowalenko P. Kowalenko P. Brunnthaler P. Brunnthaler M. Rooke J. Palmer J. Palmer S. Elshaw S. Elshaw A. Sparks A.Sparks N.Goodall N.Goodall
Motorkhana Champion 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
M. Ewer M. Ewer D. Gilbert P. Kowalenko R. Paterson D.Gilbert M. Almond R. Paterson
Lady Competitor of the Year
2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996/97 1998 to 2004 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
J. Palmer J. Palmer J. Palmer & M. Ewer A. Sparks & M. Ewer G. Keene A. Plate N. Goodall & O. Sheahan R. Paterson
Sprint Champion 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
J. Palmer M. Rooke J. Palmer P. Jaquillard O. Sheahan A. Eime N. Goodall M. Ewer
Club Driving Champion 1985/86 1986/87 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996/97 1997/98 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
T. Lynas T. Lynas D. Wallis T. John R. Catford T. Gentile T. John R. Catford T. Matthews R. Paterson R. Geue P. Dixon D. Gilbert M. Ewer M. Ewer M. Ewer D. Gilbert M. Ewer M. Ewer J. Palmer M. Ewer M. Ewer A. Sparks G. Keene R.Paterson N. Goodall R. Paterson
S. Gentile P. Klaveniek J. Nicholls L. Scammell L. Scammell L. Scammell A. Sparks Not awarded M. Ruediger M. Ruediger A. Sparks A. Sparks A. Eime A. Eime A. Eime
Club Person of the Year 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996/97 1997/98 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
T. Nicholls K. Herbst T. John T. John D. Wallbridge L. McDonnell L. Scammell L. Scammell P. Dixon B. Smith P. Kowalenko H. Kowalenko D. Callow J-A. Brunnthaler M. Rooke K. Somerville C. Johnston G. Cook N. Goodall R. Ruediger J. Sheahan R. Weekes A. Seaman H. Kowalenko B. Gare K. Obst R. Pryor
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As a magazine for you the members, I would like to give you a forum to share your passions, interests and discoveries with your fellow readers. If you have a story you would like to tell, an interesting bit of history you would like to share, a
The last word special image you believe is too good to keep to yourself or even a computer link or online image/video that has caught your eye, send it in to the Editor. Ideally it should be Porsche related but if it’s really good enough, anything goes.
Forward all contributions with the subject line, “The last word” to banditclan@hotmail. com and share your special moments. Come on, I know you want to......
Our Advertising Manager Mike Rogers was out to prove a point when he sent in this image of his mighty Cayenne on the Robe to Beachport track. Mike insists Porsche Cayenne’s are REAL 4WD’s. I don’t think this image alone settles the debate but it’s a pretty impressive effort all the same, and he assures me he did get out of the sand unassisted.
Great pretender 1
1971 Porsche 917 - Pink Pig
Great pretender 2
Racing cars that don’t win races are quickly forgotten even by their own creators. Winners make history, second is the first loser. That’s the way it’s always been. Surely nobody remembers a Le Mans contender that didn’t even make it to the finish line, right? That may be true of most cars but not for Porsche’s 917. The brainchild of Ferdinand Piech, it is deeply etched in racing history not only for giving Porsche its first ever victory at La Sarthe in 1970, followed by another one the next year, but also because it starred in Steve McQueen’s 1972 Le Mans movie. 46
There have been at least nine variants of the 917. One of them the 917/20, a one-off version that was a hybrid between the short and long tail versions and took part in the 1971 race. While the term, “pig” is often used to describe a car that handles badly, the 917/20 earned that nickname due to its paintjob that was created by Porsche’s own designers. It may have retired halfway through the race but its distinctive paint scheme makes it the most distinguishable 917 after the Gulf liveried models. And who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humour?
Great pretender 3 Needless to say every hero attracts pretenders to the crown, a few of which can be seen above. New paint scheme anyone?
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