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contents 2 . We l c o m e t o o u r n e w M e m b e r s 3. Presidents Repor t & Committee 4 . S o c i a l P ro g r a m m e f o r 2 0 1 4 5 . Tr e a s u r e r ’s R e p o r t 6 . C l u b P r e s i d e n t s 7 . We b m a s t e r ’s R e p o r t 8. New Boxter GTS and Cayman GTS 1 0 . M y 3 r d P o r s c h e 9 1 1 1 0 . M y i m m a c u l a t e G 5 0 3 . 2 C a r re r a 11. Think Dif ferent 12. How I started to enjoy driving my 911 13. My Porsche and I 14. Porsches…what gets under my skin? 1 6 . M y Ta s m a n i a n H o l i d a y 17. Dinner at Bellisa

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We currently have 206 financial memberships i.e. 413 club members with 21 new memberships so far this year.

We have had a wonderful start to 2014 with more than half the membership financial within the first few weeks! I am looking forward to posting out all membership cards and putting my feet up by early April. Thank you all for your prompt payments, really appreciated!

We have had a great response from our membership postcards, resulting in returning members and new members. At the beginning of 2014 we had ten new members by the 10th of January, one a day, our club was growing fast. Thank you to the members who have been handing out the postcards and promoting our club.

Welcome back to our current members and a special welcome to our new members.

Mark Burchnall Name Model David and Lisa Sherry Allen Barr J Paul Morris 911 Turbo Stephen, Alexandra, Joshua Dean and Helen Jenkins 911 and Dakota Kiss Brad Lamb 911 Carrera Rick Smith Joel, Karen, Jack and Bjorn Russell Jaren Juratowitch 944 S Ivan Smyth Paul Odden 246GT Phillip Hartley Mike and Karen Hibbard Luke O’Malley Jason Roberts Carrera GT

Carrera 911 Turbo Cayman S Carrera S Carrera S 911 911 Boxster Cayman S

We also had a glitch with the website sending out reminders to pay membership dues which resulting in a few more payments and some interesting “Correspondence In”. Thank you for your understanding with regards to this, it was an automated email and we apologise to any members who were offended by the reminder. We understand that circumstances change, so please let me know if you wish to make any changes to your membership by emailing membership@porscheclubwa.org.au

Adam and Melissa Lisle Carrera C4S and Cayenne GTS Reginald Kuek 911 Barney O’Sullivan 911 Carrera Kurt Baur 911 Cabriolet Rick Verschuren 911 SC Targa

Porsche Club WA Calendar 2014 Jan 2014 15 Jan14 – Wednesday - Committee Meeting – Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 25 Jan 14 – Saturday – RAC Track day Feb 2014 5 Feb 14 – Wednesday - Club Meeting – Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 22 Feb 14 – Saturday – Degustation Dinner – Julie Jacobs 26 Feb 14 - Wednesday - Committee Meeting – Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth Mar 2014 4 Mar 14 – Tuesday – Club Meeting – Wheels World 9 Mar 14 – Sunday - Edwards Social Run - Northern Mystery Run 19 Mar 14 - Wednesday - Committee Meeting – Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 30 Mar 14 - Sunday - Jacks Hill - Cancelled Apr 2014 1 Apr 14 – Tuesday – Club Meeting – Rotorvation 6 Apr 14 – Sunday - Jolly Rogers Social Run 25 Apr 14 – ANZAC Day – long Weekend 26 Apr 14 – Saturday - Collie Sprint - book now! 30 Apr 14 – Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth May 2014 6 May 14 – Tuesday - Club Meeting – Workshop Cade Bell 25 May 14 – Sunday - MC Motorsport 25 May 14 – Sunday – Jandakot Airport 28 May 14 – Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth Jun 2014 3 Jun 14 – Tuesday - Club Meeting – location TBC 22 Jun 14 – Sunday - Chris and Tony da Silva’s Mystery Run 25 Jun 14 – Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 26 Jun 14 – Thursday - MC Motorsport 4



Jul 2014 2 Jul 14 – Wednesday – Club Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 27 Jul 14 – Sunday - Paul Blank Triple Treat 30 Jul 14 - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth Aug 2014 5 Aug 14 – Tuesday – Club Meeting – location TBC 27 Aug 14 – Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth Sep 2014 2 Sep 14 – Tuesday – Club Meeting – location TBC 24 Sep 14 – Wednesday - Wanneroo long track 24 Sep 14 - Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth Oct 2014 1 Oct 14 – Tuesday – Club Meeting – location TBC 5 Oct 14 - Sunday – Wheels 4 Hope/Drive 4 Dreams 25 Oct 14 – Saturday – Club 30th Birthday - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 29 Oct 14 - Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth Nov 2014 4 Nov 14 – Tuesday – Club Meeting – location TBC Nov 14 - Collie HSV club day - Date to be confirmed 26 Nov 14 - Wednesday - Committee Meeting - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 30 Nov 14 – Sunday – Concour de Elegance – South Perth Foreshore Dec 2014 3 Dec 14 - Wednesday - Club Meeting AGM - Porsche Centre Perth Chellingworth 6 Dec 14 – Saturday – Club Christmas Party – Pan Pacific Hotel TBC Planning for social events for Jul, Aug and Sep is currently underway. The above programme will be updated as details are confirmed.

president’s report January saw the intro track day at RAC driving centre. This was a fantastic day out for new members which saw around 40 Porsches (one Polo and one Ferrari) get plenty of track time. The club also put on a free BBQ for members which was very well received.

Welcome to the very first quarterly PCWA Club Magazine! “Porsche West” Your committee has been hard at work over the last few months busily getting articles and pictures organised for this first effort and I sincerely hope you enjoy a darned good read! Part of the reason for switching to a quarterly publication was to allow members to have plenty of time to submit articles and stories, but also to allow the club (committee) to have the extra time needed to put out a quality publication. While we do have some wonderful special interest stories from members in this edition, I would like to invite each and every one of you to submit and special interest stories ASAP for our next issue which will be due out around August 2014. My feeling is that there are some budding writing talents in our club we just need to find them! I am sure you all agree this first effort is a real cracker and well worth keeping for future reference. It’s important for a high profile car club such as the Porsche Club of Western Australia to have a club magazine to be proud of, one that stacks up with all the other Club mag’s from around the country. A special thanks goes to Ron Widdison from Composite colour for the look, feel and arrangement of this first issue! Moving forward it’s great to see our Club finally has a facebook page! If any of you are on facebook check us out, it’s great to have the extra functionality of being able to post event updates and other club announcements here. Also any members are welcome to post for sale items, pictures of their days out with the club and other thoughts etc on the club facebook page. There will be quite a bit happening with regards to this and the Club website over the next few months, but you will find out more on this by reading the webmasters report. I hope you all enjoyed our past social engagements so for this year!

February saw a lovely degustation dinner organised by our memberships coordinator Julie Jacobs. From all accounts this was a wonderful evening with a great mix of longstanding and new members. See Julies report in this edition! March saw one of the biggest social event turnouts in club history for the “Northern Mystery Tour” Although it was hardly a mystery destination, the run to Cervantes and subsequent lunch at the Pinnacles Edge Resort was fabulous! I have written a full report on this event in this issue, and I wonder if you will see a picture of your car, have a look you may see yourself! We have some excellent events coming up in the remainder of 2014, check the club website for more info. One of the bigger events we have planned is the return for 2014 of Driving for Dreams (in support of the Wheels for Hope Charity). This will take place on October the 5th. The event will be bigger and better with a decent country drive earmarked for the day! If you can imagine double or triple the cars of one of our normal social drives, then you can then summise that it will be a wonderful opportunity to be part of a cavalcade of 150+ Porsche cars driving via country lanes in support of a worthy charity. Also did you know that 2014 marks the 30th full year of operation of our fine club? So make sure you keep Saturday (night) the 25th of October free for our glittering 30th Birthday party, which will be held at Porshce Centre Perth. This promises to be a wonderful evening of fine food, fine wine and fine Porsche Motor cars! I hope you all enjoy this first issue of the PCWA Western Ride, if you have any feedback or comments please email me directly at president@ porscheclubwa. org.au

“Porsche West” is the official magazine of The Porsche Club of Western Australia (ABN 85 153 133 180) Publisher: The Porsche Club of Western Australia PO Box 447 South Perth Western Australia 6151 email: president@porscheclubwa.org.au Editor: Edward Roose Mobile: 0416 009 711 Email: president@porscheclubwa.org.au Advertising: Edward Roose Mobile: 0416 009 711 Email: president@porscheclubwa.org.au Artwork & Printing Composite Colour 4/347 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192 Ph: 03 9555 6665 email: info@compositecolour.com.au www.compositecolour.com.au

Subscriptions: Porsche West is only available to financial members of the Porsche Club of Western Australia. Not for individual sale. Contributions: Contributions, with quality photographs, are invited. Digital photographs should be 300 dpi jpeg or tiff files. They should be sent to president@porscheclubwa.org.au Disclaimer: Advertisers should be aware of the laws prohibiting misleading and deceptive conduct. No liability is assumed by the publisher for any losses which any person may sustain as a result of any misleading or deceptive advertisement or article published in this magazine. Copyright: © 2014 by The Porsche Club of Western Australia All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, stored in any electronic format or transmitted in any form by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Special note: It is the policy of the Porsche Club of Western Australia not to publish its membership list to any person or corporation. Its membership list is not for sale or distribution. Any unauthorised use of its membership list or of the material in this magazine may result in prosecution. Send your mail to: Porsche Club WA PO Box 447 South Perth Western Australia 6151

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Social Programme for 2014 Sunday 6 April Meet: 10am at a spot TBA closer to the day by email Destination: Hoddywell Archery Park Toodyay. Ready Steady Go! Rogers Archery Safari. We will be touring some lovely country lanes and we will starting our day at a top winery for wine tasting before heading off to our destination for Robin Hood fun and Lunch. Course map & directions will be handed out on the day. This is always a very popular event so mark your dairies now spaces are limited to 40 members and guests. Details... When: Sunday 6th April 2014 Cost: $35 per person Meet: 10am at a spot TBA closer to the day by email Destination: Hoddywell Archery Park Toodyay. Lunch: A german sausage sizzle & salads will be provided on the day. Interest: Sharpen your Robin Hood skills later with Archery Fun. This will also be a small additional cost TBC 10:00 for 10:30 am departure: Meet at Garbin Estate winery (209 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan WA 6056) and do some wine tasting. 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch / Archery at Hoddywell Archery Park (1027 Clackline-Toodyay Rd, Toodyay WA 6566). Depending on the number of participants, lunch and archery will have to be split into 2 sessions, one group eating lunch while the other group is on the course shooting. 16:00 – 16:30 pm: Conclusion of activity. Sunday 25 May Jandakot Airport Free Lunch and VERY low cost helicopter flights. Keep an eye on the web-site and your emails for more on this event. Sunday 22 June Secret! Chris and Tony da Silva are taking us on a mystery tour, with some magic at the end - lunch! The venue got a big thumbs up from the Morgan and Ferrari clubs so you can count on this one being a great event. ETA is (for now) @ 1015 and ETD, 1045. Details TBA at a later date. Meeting place: TBA (for obvious reasons!)

The restaurant is only small and can accommodate 36 diners comfortably. Lunch (food, coffees and teas) will be a smorgasbord and estimated to be about $40 per person. Alcoholic drinks are paid for separately at the bar. This [$40] figure will be finalized nearer the date. July Xmas in July with Brad. As your Social Team will be in Europe, please help make this event very special. August Brett and Jen are organising this one! Sept Janet and Ray Galbraith. The Fast and Furious! Sunday Oct 5 Driving for Dreams (details TBA) keep an eye on the website and facebook page! Saturday 25 Oct Porsche Centre Perth PCWA 30th Birthday Party An evening event so we can celebrate 30 years of PCWA, club number 86. Sunday 30 Nov South Perth Concour de Elegance Saturday 6 Dec Perth City Christmas Dinner Dance

Driving for Dreams 2014 Members please note that our annual Driving for Dreams event will be held on October 5th 2014. Please mark your diaries now this event will be one not to be missed! If any of you remember, the last driving for dreams event in 2013 was a stunning success with over 100 Porsches travelling from “Water to Whiteman” in a cavalcade from the South Perth foreshore over the Narrows Bridge and onto Whiteman park. While this event was a great success raising over $7000 for the Wheels for Hope charity we are aiming for this years’ event to




be bigger and better which will include a cavalcade of over 100 Porsches winding their way through some stunning country roads! Please keep an eye on the Club website and Facebook page for more info as this comes to hand it will be a blue ribbon day in our social calendar! Regards, PCWA Committee

treasurer’s report

club committee 2014 Expenditure 11,383

-Sporting series fees


-Meetings 5,007

This was my first full year as treasurer for the club. I thank the membership for your continuing support for 2014. During the year we transitioned from Bankwest to the National Australia Bank. This has allowed internet access which has made it easier to monitor inflows and expenses. We also established a cash management account on which we earn a small amount of interest. Both accounts do not attract any bank fees. Our only bank fees are for our EFTPOS transactions which enable members to pay for membership, events and merchandise at club meetings. As two authorized signatories are required for each cheque it is not possible to pay expenses by EFTPOS without incurring bank fees. So we can receipt funds electronically but need to pay by paper. The club had a positive cash flow for the year. Starting with $22,346 and finishing with $27,649 as summarised below. Revenue -Membership


-Fees for sport series




-Chellingworth Concours sponsorship


-Laser Mail postage subsidy 2,692 -Merchandise sales


-Prior year events


-Wheels for Hope donations 385 -Bank interest


Total revenue


-Membership costs


-Net Concours


-Christmas dinner


-CAMS and sporting club fees 1,860 -Insurance 833 -Bank fees


Total Expenditure


Net income for the year $5,303 Membership fees less costs for were over $24,000, which paid for meetings, the Concours and subsidized the Christmas dinner entertainment plus club costs for CAMS and insurance. The sporting series was a net cost of $3,000 which with more participants and joint meetings with other clubs should see a breakeven position in 2014. Revenue from advertising in the flyer was $2,300 and Laser Mail postage subsidy was a generous $2,692. Sales from merchandise was over $1,000 as various garments and hats were regularly purchased at member meetings. The prior year amounts were, late payment by members for the 2012 Christmas dinner, Chellingworth Concours sponsorship less payment for a sport series event at RAC in 2012 that had not been paid. In summary, a good positive result for 2013. The budget for 2014 is also for a small surplus which means we can keep fees at current levels.

Graeme Robson Treasurer

President: Edward Roose president@porscheclubwa.org.au Vice President: Roger Bernhardt vicepresident@porscheclubwa.org.au Secretary: Andrew Forster secretary@porscheclubwa.org.au Treasurer : Graeme Robson treasurer@porscheclubwa.org.au Sporting Director: Barry Nash sportingevents@porscheclubwa.org.au Social Director: Glynis Westall social@porscheclubwa.org.au Membership: Julie Jacobs membership@porscheclubwa.org.au Publications: Position Vacant. Email if interested Webmaster: Christopher Uchanski webmaster@porscheclubwa.org.au The Club’s affairs are managed by a Committee of volunteers elected each year at our annual general meeting. As all Committee Members are volunteers, email is our preferred method of communication. Private phone numbers are not listed on this website for privacy reasons. Click the name of the committee member below to send them an email. Should you require assistance, please send an email and a committee member will get back to you.



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w w w . z u m o g r a f x . c o m

Club Presidents YEAR NAME 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992


Edward Kozyrski Edward Kozyrski Edward Kozyrski Peter Long Peter Long Adrian Corp Adrian Corp John Cheyne John Cheyne Wayne Rowett



1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Wayne Rowett John Ogilvie John Ogilvie Alasdair Speedie Andy Brown Andy Brown Andy Brown Marilyn Thatcher Marilyn Thatcher Marilyn Thatcher Marilyn Thatcher Derek Pegg

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Derek Pegg Derek Pegg Derek Pegg Chris Clarke Chris Clarke Chris Clarke Chris Clarke Chris Clarke Allan Guelfi/Edward Roose Edward Roose

webmaster’s report - Starting the conversation within the committee of working towards ensuring and preserving the importance of the privacy of our members is paramount.

Hello fellow members. I’d like to firstly thank all of the members for welcoming me into the club. It has been a great experience so far in such a short space of time. I’m excited to be a part of such a great culture that revolves around a single brand and shared passion. Items achieved - Handover from Jack (thanks to Jack for being so helpful) and getting up to speed with the various systems and portals - Getting familiar with the club processes and committee tasks - Setup of the PCWA Facebook to engage with the club on a social electronic method. This has also allowed us to open our club up to a bigger audience, with the potential to engage new members in WA that would love to be part or our fun and engaging community.

- Investigating options for centralising our website content into a common platform that complies with Porsche club global rules to simplify our day to day work but also preserve our security and privacy. - Ongoing email announcements, event updates and work within the club management system. Tasks in pipeline - Transfer of content from old website to new - Create the for sale section (for porsche related items) of the PCWA site and add content provided by members

I’d like to share my appreciation for the hard work the committee members do to make this club such a success. I really did not understand what goes into the voluntary work until I had a chance to peer behind the curtain and be part of the team. Special mention to Andy Morris who has been hosting a part of our site for a long time behind the scenes that we can be quick to forget and also to Edward who tirelessly invests his days into making our ideas and endeavors into a success. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please don’t hesitate to email me at webmaster@porscheclubwa.org.au Thanks to all again and look forward to seeing you at the next event. Christopher Uchanski PCWA Webmaster

- Research and create a way for members to self add parts to the site as long as it preserves security. - Update the current CMS site to feature new sections and content. - Start to generate content for our youtube page and make available to members - Submit a report on options for a central single web system moving forward, most probably leveraging the full features of the Porsche clubs system worldwide.

Scriblers Update

Welcome to our first quarterly magazine which gives every member a wonderful opportunity to catch up with what’s happening with the Porsche Club of WA, its members and more importantly, its cars. For those who don’t know me, I’m Drew (see photo – ugly bugger isn’t he), and have been the Club Secretary since 2010 and a member of the Club since 2007. Given that this is the first Scriblers report I’ll provide a rundown of when and where we meet, what the Committee gets up to (it really is very boring) and what we are looking at over the next twelve months. Most will be aware that the Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, there are however exceptions including our February, July and December meetings which are held at the Porsche Centre Perth Dealership in Nedlands. The meetings at the dealership provide us a great opportunity to ogle over some awesome machinery and to meet the

wonderful staff. If an upgrade of your Boxster, Cayman or 911 Carrera is out of the question at this time, then there is always the opportunity to purchase some Porsche memorabilia, including clothing, model cars or the latest push bike, should you be interested. On those occasions when we are not at the Dealership, we will be rotating our meetings through differing venues including; Wheels World in Osborne Park, who have been wonderful supporters of the Club over many years, the Motor Museum at Whiteman Park, and other venues which are engaging and of interest to our membership. In addition to the Club Meetings, the Committee also meets in the fortnight leading up to each Club Meeting. Most meetings include an update from each Committee Member on upcoming events or other issues including complaints to the Committee or enquiries from members of the club or the public. In general, the Committee’s primary responsibilities are to:

Ensure that events are enjoyable. Your committee takes these responsibilities seriously and will not progress with an event if we cannot meet all the above criteria. In addition to being the secretary, I am also the purveyor and seller of club merchandise. The Club is permitted to sell clothing and at this time we have limited stock which we are in the process of replacing. Generally stock will be available at all club meetings. Prices are reasonable and members are encouraged to support and promote the club through the wearing of our merchandise. As mentioned by the President, we have a busy year ahead of us, with a packed sports and social program, our 30th Birthday, Wheels for Hope event, Concours and our Christmas Party. The Committee will be knee deep in making sure these go off without a hitch, or at least none that our members can see.

Plan and coordinate the sports series and the social events;

Finally, if you are new to the Club, please take the opportunity to attend one of our events, introduce yourself to one of the Committee or other club members. We hope you will feel welcome.

Ensure that all events are run in a responsible manner, and

Drew Forster PCWA Scribler

Promote and protect the Club and its members;

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New Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS Top mid-engine sports models with more powerful engines and adaptive chassis

The two most powerful and fastest mid-engine sports models from Porsche are ready and raring to go: with uprated engines and excellent PASM chassis the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS set new benchmarks for sportiness in their segment. The independent front and a modified rear end, blackened bi-xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard – and exterior lettering in silky black gloss are subtle yet unmistakable features of the new top models. The name says it all: at Porsche “GTS” stands for Gran Turismo Sport and has promised outstanding Porsche performance ever since the legendary 904 Carrera GTS dating back to 1963. With the new two-seaters Porsche is renewing its commitment to authentic sports cars for both the racetrack and everyday use.




The six-cylinder boxer engines fitted in the new top models are based on the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S respectively. Thanks to optimised fine tuning they now deliver an additional 15 hp (11 kW). This means that the Boxster GTS now has an output of 330 hp (243 kW), whilst the Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). The torque has also increased by ten newton metres in each model. What’s more, the Sport Chrono package is a standard feature in both mid-engine sports cars. This means that in conjunction with the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and the active Sport Plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, whilst the Cayman GTS is even a tenth of a second faster. Both vehicles therefore set new reference values.

As regards the maximum speed – measured with the standard manual six-speed transmission – the Boxster is the first of the new premium roadsters to top the 280 km/h mark, achieving a speed of 281 km/h. At 285 km/h the sports coupé is even faster. The new top models are the first mid-engine two-seaters from Porsche to be certified according to the Euro 6 standard, and with this measuring method they achieve an overall fuel consumption with PDK of 8.2 l/100 km (9.0 l/100 km with manual transmission). The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS combine top driving dynamics with the typical Porsche spread with undiminished ride comfort and exclusive features. For example, the combination of PASM and the Sport Chrono package as standard enables the driver to switch between progressive

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sportiness on the one hand and long-distance comfort on the other hand at the press of a button. The tyres measuring 235/35 at the front and 265/35 at the rear on 20-inch Carrera S-wheels provide the perfect setup for both. Both two-seaters come with sports seats and leather interiors as standard. Like other GTS models from Porsche they are refined with Alcantara elements. With the new models Porsche is now extending the GTS principle to the Boxster and Cayman. Like the Cayenne GTS and Panamera GTS, these are extremely sporty top models that stand for superior driving dynamics in their segment. The combination of letters originates from the 904 Carrera GTS, a race car dating back to 1963 that could also be registered for use on public roads. In the 1980s and

1990s the 924 GTS and 928 GTS cultivated this principle. It was reborn in 2007 in the form of the Cayenne GTS, and was subsequently also implemented in the 911 series and the Panamera.

211 – 190 g/km; efficiency classes: G, F**

The new models will be launched from May 2014. With country-specific equipment and VAT the Boxster GTS costs €69,949 and the Cayman GTS costs €73,757 in Germany. Boxster GTS: Fuel consumption urban 12.7 – 11.4 l/100 km; extra-urban 7.1 – 6.3 l/100 km; combined 9.0 – 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 211 – 190 g/km; efficiency classes: G, F** Cayman GTS: Fuel consumption urban 12.7 – 11.4 l/100 km; extra-urban 7.1 – 6.3 l/100 km; combined 9.0 – 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions

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Story: Paul Morris

My 3rd Porsche 911 •9in Flares ex 930 Front & rear •GT2 Nose cone (very soon to be removed) •964 Rear Bumper (see above) •White gauges faces (also very soon to be gone!) •Genuine RUF Speedline rims (235/40/17 up front & 275/40/17 rear) •1983 911 SC motor (stock)

Hi all, small note of introduction, as asked by Julie (SHWBO) on joining the club. I’ve just moved back to WA after 35yrs away (interstate & overseas), car pictured is my 3rd Porsche 911, unlike most I seem to be regressing in the type of car rather than going more modern. Anyway, enough about me. My current car started life as a USA model 1973 911 E, I have absolutely no idea of her provenance & she is certainly not standard by any stretch of the imagination. In fact I would plead with those “purist” members of the club to look away & humour me in the spirit of Porsche ownership & I hasten to add that all the following modifications were carried out by her previous abusers – Oops I mean owners, listed as follows;

•MSD Ignition system •Aircon delete •Central mounted Oil cooler with 2 fans I purchased the car as a project, that turned very quickly into one of those love/ hate relationships, my pet name for the car is Eva, as in the question I ask her every morning “Are you EVA going to stop costing me money?”, however the good news is there is nothing major on the car, since she has been in my stewardship, March 2013 & 9000km later, as follows;

•New Intermediate bearing in the 915 gearbox •New Master Cylinder •New sender unit(s) for Oil, Oil Temp & Pressure •Complete refurb of the gear shift system with all slides, bushes cups and alignment •Lubricated by Penrite HPR30 •Powered by BP Ultimate So by the time of publication I will have flown back East & driven her back home to Perth, but that is another story. So look forward to meeting you over the coming year, intentions are to attend as many club events as my schedule allows and assist the club where possible….. & No I’m not insane for wanting to drive an old 911 across from East to West, been on the Bucket list for years!

•2 Major services (East Coast Queensland) •Complete set Sumitomo HTR ZIII tyres (Yokohama’s no longer available) •Sacks Clutch

Story: Mark Burchnall

My immaculate G50 3.2 Carrera not unusual for US cars to be rubbing shoulders with German, Swedish, Italian and UK examples at similar price-points. The focus is very much on condition and provenance - not where the car was built - which I’m predicting the Australian market to slowly come around to when it comes to top-quality collectibles.

My name is Mark Burchnall. I’ve owned a couple of Porsches ranging from a 987 to certain G-series 911s, as well as various other sportscars. I joined the Club to dispel some myths about UK cars, having purchased this immaculate G50 3.2 Carrera (attached) whilst living in England recently. The classic car market has undeniably become increasingly global over the past few years and in markets like the UK it’s 12



My own 3.2 was the nicest example seen by the selling specialist dealer in more than a decade and was selling for more than most Gen 1 997s - it’s a gorgeous car; one of the most iconic shapes ever and in THE iconic 1980s “stockbroker spec” of Guards Red with black leather piped in red. I can imagine the first owner sporting braces, a brick-sized early mobile phone and carrying a Samsonite briefcase. Despite the fact that I drive the car almost daily, it’s covered only 48,000 miles and I love the physicality and connectedness compared with more modern metal - it’s certainly a tired cliché, but you actually have to drive these cars.

I’m looking forward to participating in some upcoming runs and also entering the car in the next concours...the car came with a massive history and paraphernalia file including judging notes from when previous owners had entered it in in concours events, so I’m looking forward to adding to those and showing it off in Oz!”

Story: Deryk Graham

Think Different Ok we have a dream car now for only 20% of cost of the same car in the land of Hoon Laws. Ah I hear you say what about storing it, registering it, maintaining it and insure it. Sorted! Yes all this is done – well it was not that easy but now we have worked it out - here is how it goes. Cruising the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Once and a while something that at first sounds a little crazy turns out to makes a whole lot of sense when you just “Think Different”. Ever wanted to own your dream car, I mean a super car? Drive the most fantastic roads in the world through country after amazing country? Drive the Nurburgring, Grand Prix tracks like Spa in Belgium or maybe lap Le Mans in France. Imagine for a moment then using this object of beauty for some sightseeing in Monaco or a tour of the Black Forest. Ah these are only things that happen in an episode of Top Gear right? Well no they’re not, and yes you can, and this is how. As many know I and a great friend own the most quintessential driving car Porsche has ever made – the 997 GT3 RS Generation II. 450hp of scintillating sensation born to race on “the Ring” yet perfect to potter down the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Purchased right hand drive with every available option including ceramic brakes, jack up nose, roll cage, carbon seats, full navigation, stereo etc etc for A$400,000+ - ah, well, no actually how about $181,000 and then lets divide that by 2 so $90,500.

The GT3 RS (affectionately known as Sabine because she is fast, beautiful and lives next to “the Ring”) is kept in a superb full service car facility in Andenau in Germany right next to the Nurburgring. With more 997 GT3 RS Gen II’s in the facility than there are in WA this place provides Sabine with full service not just accommodation. They look after the car, swap out tires, do maintenance etc all in an aircraft hangar like environment. Did I say swap out tires – yes a full set of top end monster Perrelli’s cost just A$2040 – half that than in the land of mines and speed cameras. Let’s look at the per annum cost then. Storage €80pm A$1200pa - (try and pen your boat for that!). Insurance : A$5,018pa – and get this - it covers driving on the Nurburgring! Licensing : A$1,290 – first year including some A$800 transfer / set up Total : A$7,508pa Divide 2 A$3,754pa Are you starting to get this? Ok now let’s talk flights to visit once or twice a year – that is assuming the company is not paying for this. Return to Frankfurt with Singapore Airlines – comfortable seats with a smaller ratio of Gout stricken people – A$1,900. Two hour scenic train trip along the Rhine and pick up

Sabine asleeping with other Sabines – awaiting her next outing on the Ring or trip to by the nice people that store the car $50. Europe is now your playground! Are you still here? Just in case you are really starting to open up your world you might like to consider this. This is the land of endless autobahns, Paris is 5 hours of wonderful driving, Spa in Belgium is 2 hours, Austria 6 hours, the Italian Alps 8 hours, Switzerland – Ok you get the idea. Once you have a car like Sabine Europe is so accessible and guess what – the German’s, French and Italians just love cars like Sabine and will regularly stand up in the café and tip their cup in appreciation. I could go on but if you are wishing to hear more then drop me a line and I will give you more details about how to do this and we might even share a little bit of Sabine with you. Look forward to seeing you in Europe deryckg@iinet.net.au

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Story: Words Wayne Taylor (edited by edward roose)

How I started to enjoy driving my 911 Sounds obvious really, driving a 911 should be enjoyable, but when I first drove my 911, there was no wow factor, here is a brief history of how I finally started to get the most out of my 911. I started driving in a “FX” Holden paddock car, in 1973, once licensed there followed, a range of Holdens, Falcons, Valiants and Fiats, all being conventional front engine rear drive. These were followed by Renaults, then Daihatsus and a number of Japanese cars, all being front engine, front wheel drive. In 2002 I bought a rough 1978 924 and fell in love with it and then decided to join the PCWA. Finally in 2010 my hankering for the King, the Daddy, helped me in the decision to purchase a 1979 SC Targa. The looks of a 911 makes my heart flutter each time I look at “her”, and the 911 is certainly quicker than the 924, but something was lacking. I kind of was not really enjoy the new ride as much as I would have liked. So one day I decided to stop trying to drive and instead to started to “listen” to her. I allowed her to drive me and all of a sudden everything started to click.




I realised that this 911 was telling me what was happening . When to start changing direction, and how much of a wimp I had been with the accelerator. I also stopped trying to force gear changes and rather work with the car and change gear when “told to”. Once I relaxed with the car I found the gear changes easy and more fluid, the way the engineers intended it to be!

I now enjoy every drive and realise it is the most engaging and rewarding car I have driven. Finally a question, when driving on your favourite piece of road, what part of a corner do you remember? For me, with a regular car it was the apex, with the 924 it was always the exit, but with the 911, I can honestly say, the entire corner!

Story: Roger Bernhardt

My Porsche and I

Why do people buy Porsches? Is it because of the perceived prestige of owning such an iconic brand or is it for the love of owning a thorough bred sports car with its history richly steeped in Motorsport. Well I think for most of us fellow Porsche enthusiasts it’s probably a combination of these and a few other reasons to boot. Well for myself it was a childhood dream, in my teenage hood I owned a large poster of the iconic Porsche 959 “hyper car” of the late eighties and early nineties. Everyday I longingly looked at this poster and dreamed of driving a 959 or one of its lesser stable mates the 911. My parents weren’t rich so the concept of ever owning one was a far- fetched dream. Fast forward 25 years and a life changing experience in a form of a near fatal heart attack suddenly brought everything in life to sharp focus. Priorities in life and the balance of family, work and leisure changed forever. Life just wasn’t about work anymore and on my road to recovery I realised that life was indeed short. So I promptly formulated my “bucket list”, and at the top of my list came the sports car. But not just any sports car, but a Porsche 911.

As you might imagine I didn’t win the lotto so my aspirations had to remain within the limits of possibility (make that means) and I proceeded to go on the hunt for my very own Porsche 911. I quickly realised though that a 996 Porsche 911 was out of my reach no matter how much I persuaded my better half. So I proceeded to set my aspirations a little lower and scoured the classifieds for a cheaper alternative namely a 986 Boxster (a very fine car as well). I drove various examples of the Boxster and loved the sensual shape, lovely balance and sonorous exhaust. But I longed for the classic silhouette of the 911 and also the versatility of the 2+2 configuration if I wanted to share the driving experience with my children.

So here I was with my boyhood dream car and thought about the next step which was to join a club of like-minded enthusiastic Porsche lovers, the Porsche Club of WA. I joined the club in July 2009 and within of a couple of months of joining volunteered for the position of editor of the publications portfolio on the committee. Upon reflection of my ownership of my 964, I realised that my life in fact had changed inexorably for the better by making many new friends, and enjoying all the facets of my 911 in good company and spirit in both sporting and social events. I guess every cloud has its silver lining after all.

I nearly lost hope when by chance my father in-law saw a classified in the weekend paper, a 964 911 and in my price range. I promptly rang the number and made an appointment to see the car, and fell in love at first sight (she was going to mine no matter what). We agreed on a suitable price and the car was mine, I had the car looked over and any necessary repairs were performed.

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Story: Edward Roose


what gets under my skin?

I have not always been a Porsche owner but I do remember gravitating towards Porsche and specifically a 911 from an early age. My best mate at the time (now my brother in law) was always a Ferrari man. We used to have many spirited discussions about which were better. I guess we both fell into the age old “Ferrari V Porsche” battle, picked our sides and stuck to them. As this was the early 80’s I was both lusting after and defending a 3.2 with that wonderful massive whale tail on the back. I would always bang on out “zero to 100 in 5.2 seconds”. Wow I would like to see any 3.2 owner get close to that in a non-enhanced car! Maybe on that one day when you actually manage to nail the clutch biting point coupled with that perfect accelerator action, on a dry day when the tyres are warm and the axle tramp is taking a holiday, then yeh you may get close! Either way 5.2secs to 100kph is impressive so I stuck to that which meant I won most of the arguments. You see the “go to’ Fezza of the period was the “Magnum” 308 and it was not the fastest tool in the shed, by golly was it (and still is) a cool car! Later when I started to earn some money other (cheaper) Porsches started to hit my radar, cars like the 944 & 924. I started to think I may actually be able to own one 1 day, in fact a 924 suddenly became my “dream car”, or should I say my “compromise dream car”. I mean any 911 was north of $200k and a 924 was “affordable compared to a 911. Sure I didn’t even consider if it was any good, hey it’s a Porsche it’s gotta be good. Well time has told its story and a tired 924 is now worth around the price of a 2nd hand Datsun. Truth be told though a well sorted manual 924 can still actually be a very good Porsche, 16



especially a turbo, if you can afford to upgrade suspension, gearbox, engine and electrics and you can afford to keep it running you could have a pretty reasonable Porsche ownership experience on a budget. Mind you these days a nice early 2.5 Manual Boxster could only set you back a very reasonable $15k, and as I have owned a 986 Boxster I can assure you it’s THE bargain sports car of this era! Anyway my very first Porsche foray was in 2008, I finally thought “I don’t want to look like an old fart in a Porsche”. Yes it’s kind of the classic “mid- life” Crisis story! I mean I always wanted one, but for some reason stayed away thinking I can’t afford it, when in actual fact I was spending just as much and more on standard “luxury” boring cars. Finally after surprisingly very little deliberation and even less time on Carsales (btw I now have

full a blown carsales addiction) I purchased a 2000 Speed yellow Boxster S with Manual 6 Speed. Thing is I bought this car sight unseen from a NSW dealer! All I saw was a few photo’s online and pics of the log books. I could have ended up buying huge problem even though they are pretty reliable. Luckily this car was an absolute peach, It arrived in good condition including the wonderful black leather interior, perfect mechanically, uprated sound system (that even played tapes!) and went like a the proverbial of a shovel! I found out later it had an exchange engine fitted by Porsche early in its life under a good will warranty deal, so that was an added bonus. While I loved this car, a few track days with the PCWA made me start to think that I need something faster. Sure the Boxster held its own, but I am always reluctant

(read: too cheap) to plump for track tyres, The Boxster while not disgraced always finished mid table. It was time around 12 months later for a King, a mighty 911. My new 911 was the most wonderful simple white 2005 Low K’s 997 C2 with the most cracking 6 speed gearbox known to humanity. I mean this car was literally a dream come true. As a dreamin’ teenager way back in 1984 I always used to “visualise” a White 911 with wide forged wheels, chiffon white (must have been an official Porsche colour back then) interior/exterior with a quadraphonic sound system. Gosh I am glad I didn’t get the white interior, that may have gotten me “smacked up” at my first PCWA meeting and I’m really not sure what the frack a quadraphonic sound system is? But my new car did have BOSE and looked so mint I still feel like balling like a baby thinking about the day I sold it. Over the next 4 years this car became part of me, I even remember crying (not massive tears but kind of a happy sobby sort of cry) on the way back from the German car day in 2011. I was driving home solo on the Chittering Valley road listening to “Detroit Rock city” by Kiss (hey I picked up the CD in Goomalling on the way there for $10, I thought it was cheap!). It was one of those moments when time kind of slows down. The car was pure magic, the way it floated over the bumps, gripped in the sweepers, the engine singing and that gearbox, my goodness can anything ever be better? The big surprise was that the 997 was not that much faster on track days than the Boxster S, the old adage “mid engine is best” rings true here, and quite honestly both the 911 and the Boxster/Cayman are brilliant stand alone cars in their own right. They all deserve Porsche Logo on the bonnet (but the 911 is still king)

Since then I have had a few more Porsches, not at the same time though, that would have rightfully meant a full on lynching at the home front. They have all been brilliant cars, super on the track, on country lanes and in day to day traffic. But alas they have all been Tiptronics. Now I am not a “Tip Basher” by at all. In fact the Tip is one of the best Auto boxes on the planet (DSG and PDK is the best auto I hear you say, but they are all manuals with an auto actuated clutch). The seamless way the Tip changes up gears is a wonder, and it drops back when you need it to. It adapts to your driving style and goes into “track mode” when you are on the track. This is Porsche feature called “fast off” and it worked a treat at our last PCWA Collie track day! It’s a wonderful bullet proof gearbox that does everything right and hardly ever fails. The only gripe is the speed of downshifts; hit the tip button to drop back a cog and it takes its dandy time. Otherwise it’s brilliant and reliable, but it has left me cold as a cucumber!

So what’s my point here? Well out of the 5 Porsches God has blessed me with the good fortune to have owned and own, only 2 remain in my heart, only 2 have entered under my skin and settled in that crazy Porsche area of my brain (be honest we all have this place in our brains, its called Porschehead Paradise) where they still remain today. And the thing is they were both full on pukka totally wonderful and absolutely amazingly good 6 speed manuals. If any of you have not experienced a Porsche (modern) manual gearbox get out there and give one a try! They will blow your mind. Those of you that have this stick of joy protruding from the centre console of your beast, and experienced that moment of the perfect heal toe into a corner all I can say is A: Enjoy and B: I am jealous! Needless to say my next Porsche (god willing) will be a manual, nuff said!

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Story: By Ferdinand the PCWA Bear. (words Wayne Taylor)

My Tasmanian Holiday

My Trip to Melbourne was quiet and very cheap, as I was smuggled on board the flight in the hand luggage. During the 3 days I spent in Melbourne, my carers Christine and Wayne kept me safe from harm in the form of “The Grandson”. I was taken to the Healesville Sanctuary, which everyone enjoyed. Although at the birds of prey exhibit, I was told that the Wedge Tailed Eagle could carry off a small Wallaby.

On the way we stopped at a small place called Granton and looked at an old Hotel that had in 1870 been run by one of Wayne’s relatives The next day we stayed in a cute little cottage in a small town called Westerway.

All too soon it was Hand Luggage time again, this time for a 45 Minute flight to Launceston.

The cottage called Platypus playground overlooked the Tyenna River.

I requested a visit to the Automobile Museum where I was rewarded with a fine example of Porsche Motoring History, being proudly displayed.

I was blamed for frightening away a platypus, but it wasn’t me.

After a night in Launceston, it was off to ST Marys, where the host Peter was telling us that he is also going to the Olympic Games in Beijing. Hopefully I can catch up with him there. Richmond was our next stopover, and my carers tried in vain to lose me in the Maze. Better luck next time. Next stop was Hobart where a local lady spent a lovely afternoon sharing Coffees and chocolate while enjoying the view across the Derwent River to Mt Wellington. Next morning it was off to Port Arthur, which I believe is a most worthwhile place to visit. However, while inspecting the solitary confinement cell, one of my carers- who shall remain nameless- decided to turn off the light. Neither Christine nor I were impressed. And up until then, I thought the hand luggage was dark. Nearby were Doo Town, the Blow Hole and Tasman Arch, which looks larger in life than in the brochures. As we left Hobart, more fun was had at my expense, having my photo taken standing next to painted animals, at the front of a Vets clinic. I must point out at this stage, that my carers kept on saying “isn’t that beautiful, look at that, etc. Forgetting that due to my limited stature I could not see out the side windows.




While there, we visited the nearby Russell Falls, although the Ranger told me the water flow was less than normal, I found a quiet corner to enjoy the Falls. We said goodbye to the Platypus the next morning – and headed towards Queenstown. Even with my limited vision I could see the clouds covering the tops of the mountains, and was glad I could not see during the last few kilometres into Queenstown. Me scared, Never. Although I was glad the hail came when in town and not while on the steep descent. Our stay in Strahan lasted three nights, although it seemed shorter. A day was spent on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, the guide was informative, and the scenery, unique. We never seem to stop; I do hope all of this effort is not just for me. A cruise on the Gordon River was next, with a stop off on Sarah Island, where the guide suggested we attend a local play to expand our knowledge of this historic area. That evening we attended the play, which is Tasmania’s longest running play, and is about a ship that never was. There were only three actors, so the audience all participated. I cringed when they said they were looking for a cat, luckily the young lady to my left volunteered. In and around Strahan, we saw half a dozen Bugattis, Variety Bash competitors, and several South Australian Hot Rods.

I often heard Wayne say, “if only I had the Porsche.” I found the roads long and winding: remember I have to sit in the back. From Strahan we made our way to a stone cottage overlooking the coast near Boat Harbour. As usual, I was not allowed to use the Spa, I did however enjoying sitting in front of the open log fire, before going to bed, and again first thing in the morning, the flames have a hypnotic effect. In the morning, my carers also were reluctant to leave. We left Boat Harbour, and stopped at Penguin to stretch and legs and have coffee. As the day came to a close, we stopped at Perth, because, well just because. Back to Launceston we stayed at the B&B where we had spent our first night. My Holiday was almost over. I had an early night and slept soundly, dreaming of all the friendly people I had met, and all of the places I had been. It was a very busy time for this little Porsche Bear but well worth it. If anybody wants to take me on a holiday please email president@porscheclubwa. org.au or just come to the next club meeting. I am always willing to fly the PCWA flag and would appreciate you writing about it for the PCWA Magazine!

Story: Julie Jacob

Dinner at Bellisa

We arrived at Bellisa at 6.30 to be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and a warm welcome from our fantastic host, owner and chef, Louisa, her assistant chef Henry and Kartini and Genevieve who served our meals and drinks for the evening.

It was a lovely evening with all members chatting and swapping Porsche stories, while they enjoyed the food and wine, while discussed getting together at the next event.

It was great to see a line of Porsches at the front of the CafĂŠ, it made it easy for members to find the venue, and a great photo opportunity for the locals. It was great to meet some of our new members, a special welcome to Joel, Ivan, Matt and Laurelle, Rick and Kirsty, Stephen and Alexandra, Peter and Gigi, and our guests from the UK, Fred and Jacqueline. We began our dinner with a delicious plate of fig, basil, fetta and rocket salad drizzled with creamed balsamic and paired with a glass of Pinot Rose. This was followed by seared scallops with shaved zucchini, mint and chilli jam with a glass of Petaluma Riesling. The next course was confit duck on braised cabbage with potato and crispy prosciutto with a glass of Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir. Lastly a glass of liqueur muscat to sip with summer terrine of raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice-cream and mango sorbet served with poached peaches and raspberries. Issue 1 - 2014





Story & Photos: Edward Roose

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A cool but sunny morning greeted the participants in the PCWA Northern “Mystery” Run on March 9. What may be a record attendance for a PCWA social run, some 44 cars with 87 passengers in total headed up the Indian Ocean Drive to the mystery destination of Cervantes. Thinking that I and 2 other members (travelling with me) would be the first arrivals at our regular “northern run” meeting place, Gingers Roadhouse in Upper Swan, we were greeted by a lovely black Mazerati driven by a new member of the Ferrari Club of WA. This handful of cars soon grew into a wonderful array of Porsches sprinkled with a small but enthusiastic selection of Ferrari’s (and one Mazda, a Hyundai, A Kia and a Toyota 4x4). It was certainly a wonderful sight to see car after car arriving with each and every participant happy to be photographed with their machines (see the PCWA website or Facebook page for the pic’s) The mingling and car purving went on for a good hour before our departure. By 9.30am the carpark was bulging with a few million dollars worth of supercars. After a quick drivers briefing the group headed off on their adventure. The cavalcade stretched for around 2 kilometers and must have been wonderful eye candy for the regular road users of the Great Northern Hwy. After a few kilometers of backroad driving passing through the back of Wanneroo Raceway the group entered the Indian Ocean 22



Drive and the main part of the journey. This relatively new WA road is fast becoming a draw card for lovely wide open lanes & stunning scenery (including massive sand dunes raising up in the distance) however the early part of the run was dogged by heavy traffic and slow moving vehicles. However after Lancelin the way cleared up and the cars and drivers could finally stretch their legs in the usual Porsche style. Our venue for lunch was the Cervantes Pinnacles Motel. Again, seeing the travelling motor show arrive at the venue was quite the sight! Locals must have been very surprised to see the finest from Stuttgart rub shoulders with some fine steeds from Maranello.

After a small wait to order drinks and lunch the group again settled in for some quiet drinks and an afternoon of car talk, sprinkled with some car talk and later a bit of car talk. Over lunch however the banter switched to talking about cars, which was a bit of a change to the usual car talk. Lunch was served around 1pm. Members had the choice of Grilled Fish, Steak or Chicken Parma with chips and salad, followed by a nice ice cream dessert, Tea and Coffee. A big thank you must go to Sharon (the manager) and staff of the Cervantes Pinnacles Motel. The food was excellent, the service prompt and friendly and the value spot on. I am sure the club will be back again to Cervantes!

Club also for their participation. Judging by the thank yous and handshakes everyone will be back for more at our next outing. Indeed we had even been approached by a member of the FCWA who would like to become a member of our wonderful club. I guess that’s because we Porsche Punters know how to roll!

The day concluded with members sauntering off to the car park for some car talk before slowly dispersing and heading home. One lucky 3.2 owner had the fortune of having his car push started by some PCWA members, the result of a flat battery. This was to the enjoyment of some of the Ferrari people including a newly inducted PCWA & FCWA dual member Gary Faas. A small contingent of PCWA members decided to band together for the leg home and returned via a different route along “roads less travelled”. All I can say is you simply could not wipe the grin of the faces of these lads as their cars performed admirably on these winding deserted roads. Indeed this route may be our route of choice or at least an optional route next time the PCWA heads to Cervantes. All in all, this may be one of the best social events the club has had! A huge thank you goes out to all members and guest of the PCWA for supporting this event and the Ferrari

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Story: edward roose


2011 PCWA V-MAX EVENT October 2011




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October 2011 saw one of the blue ribbon events of the PCWA calendar for that year unfold in the tiny wheatbelt town of Wyalkatchem. The idea for a V-Max event was born over dinner back in 2010 while a few PCWA members were mulling over the last few glasses of fine red wine at the Collie Ridge Motel. Earlier that day the Collie track event had been a great success as always and the Saturday night dinner is always a wonderful nursery for hair brained ideas. No sooner had the words “we should have a V-max event” been uttered that a member held up his smart phone with a google map image of the Wyalkatchem airstrip. Little did we know that the Wyalie airstrip is large enough to land a Hercules aircraft on it, and we later found out that actually did occur that same year! Needless to say that following year and after much planning and effort by the PCWA, in support of the Make a Wish foundation charity & with the approval and support of the Shire of Wyalkatchem the PCWA Vmax event took flight on a sunny Sunday in the WA Wheatbelt.

After members had come to terms with the “rudimentary” accommodation the Friday night took off with a magic show in the Wyalie hall. This was followed later by the best night out in a country pub for a long time! It was quiet frankly a wonderful night! Too see locals mix with PCWA members mix with Make a Wish staff mix with the local (of duty) Fuzz, it was all good! There was this wonderful feeling about the place with a real buzz in the air, probably brought on by the fact that this kind of thing does not happen too often in Wyalie!

Have you ever dreamed of firing your car down a runway at top speed with your foot flat to the boards while a member of the local constabulary waited with a laser gun to catch your speed? Well this was THE day of days when dreams came true.

The day started off with a motorkana in the main street of the town with every manner of Porsche cars from 944’s to GT3R’S to Turbo’s to Panamera’s tackling the street circuit. Hearing the cars rumble to life after the night before was quite the nice wakeup call!

All in all this is still a day to remember for past members of the PCWA, it was the day the Porsche Boys (“boys” here being a unisex term) rolled into town and stole the show with power and precision!

This was followed by the main event later that afternoon. The sight of 50 + high powered Porsche cars winding their way to the Wyalkatchem Airstrip was a sight to see, and many locals turned up with bells on!

For the record the fastest time was set by a PDK Turbo at 254 kph over the 1 kilometer circuit. Almost every single Porsche did crack the “double ton” with many more eclipsing this speed by a fair margin.

Later in the evening the entire crew settled back into the Wyalie Bowling club to take in the ACDC tribute band Hells Bells while enjoying a hearty meal and plenty of liquid refreshments. The Sunday morning was again a wonderful time when members of the public paid a small fee (for charity) to have a ride of a lifetime in a Porsche. The sound of these wonderful cars rumbling over the normal bush style silence of a country Sunday morning was brilliant. Hearing the motors bounce of the bush in the distance really does stick on the memory banks. Another fond memory is the sight of a certain white Panamera Turbo taking a clean line on a sweeping bend at the speed limit with grinning passengers enjoying one of the world’s great saloon cars in all its glory! Will we ever have another V-max event I hear you ask? Well lets hope that we do certainly I imagine there will be many members chomping at the bit to get their mighty Stuttgart chariots onto a runway! Watch this space this may become a reality again in the near future!




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Members Porsche Red Faced Moments Edward Roose: When buying my first Porsche (a boxster) I thought I would do the right thing and look at the engine, I opened the rear boot lid and hey presto...I ended up checking out the boot!” David Blainy: Gearing up for PCWA Hill Climb event on Sunday 16th. I stuffed up and put it into my Outlook calendar as Sunday 16 Feb. I arrived at Jack’s Hill on Sunday 16 Feb at 8:45am & unloaded my car thinking I was the first to arrive. Rang the Sporting Director to be told I was a month too late! Graeme Robson: Arriving on a cold Sunday morning at Collie having driven down from Perth with the top down but then spotted with my St Kilda beanie on with not a kind word to say about the Saints! Graeme Robson: After two attempts, finally going the correct way around cones at the RAC track (but only just!) Drew Forster: Have just pulled away from a breathalyser, where I was waved through, my trusty 924 accelerated to the Tonkin hwy speed limit of 100km, only to be pulled over 2kms down the road. The two officers gave me a yellow sticker, what for do you say – bald tires, no, something more concerning – A loose battery, as wayward wire in the engine bay and an insufficiently tight seat belt. How they could see that at 100km per hr is beyond me. Moral of the story, never speed away from a booze bus. Gary Jacobs: Been driving around on the R Spec tyres for the last month in order to get full use before a new set arrived. Unknown to me was a

screw in the rear tyre which gave a slow leak. Travelling down the Freeway lead rise to a sudden nasty tyre bulge which resulted in some serious jack -hammer like vibrations. Did an about turn and detour and headed back at about 60-70 kph via the 100 kph Roe Hwy. A lot of uncomfortable staring and strange looks followed as we were passed by MANY cars. One motorist followed our limp home the whole way....must have been enjoying the Caymans rear view! Frank Bove: During a club run to Serpentine in 2013, A run which we had the week before driven to test the route. Only a few short minutes into the run I lost sight of the leading pack. Subsequently I missed a simple right hand turn off (clearly marked on the course directions) & half of the club followed me only to get very lost. The moral of the story is....don’t follow me follow your course directions!

Chris Uchanksi: On my first ever Porsche run with a select group of PCWA Members. Whilst on a “rest” stop in the middle of nowhere & while photo’s of the cars are being taken I fell into a 1.5m drainage ditch, in the process tearing my jeans creating a “breather hole”. Despite my “jean damage” it ended up actually being quite handy as while driving it channelled crisp aircond air into gaping hole in the jeans. So while I was a bit red faced at the tumble it was fortuitous as it was around 40C that day and I forgot to put on some shorts. Mickey Janssen: During a Porsche run with some mates I drove into the wrong Hotel which had a low entry to the driveway. As I entered said driveway the splitter in the front of my 911 made a terrible scraping sound. Too afraid to check it out right way, I decided to do so when we arrived at the correct destination. As I pulled in one of the guys pulled this awful face staring & pointing at my front end. My heart sank as I though I had destroyed by splitter. Getting out to survey the damage I realised I had been “had”; there was no damage at all. Moral, when you splitter scrapes loud it’s usually still ok and don’t always believe your mates!




Story; Des Wong

Claybaring your car 101 Have you cleaned your Porsche to the best of your ability then run your hand over your Porsche’s painted surfaces and it still feels dirty?

Other decontamination techniques include polishing (abrasive) and chemical decontaminates like Iron Reactive solutions that are pH neutral.

Every time you close your car door, do you notice that it doesn’t feel exactly like a brand new car on contact with your fingers?


Is it possible to remove most if not all of the dirt bonded to the paint so that your Porsche feels like the touch of the skin of a gorgeous super model?

Water method during wash

Well I can tell you your paint can, and should feel sexy.

Keep the hose handy or a spray bottle of water and you must keep the car wet at all times in a cool place shaded from direct sunlight and in a dust free environment.

I have been making paint not only look extremely shiny, glossy, and swirl free for the last 13years but I make them feel sexy so much that my customers just can’t stop touching their paint. Using a clay bar as part of your maintenance detailing is important for the gentle removal of industrial residue, overspray and other dirt or mineral deposits leaving a fine smooth paint surface. I recommend the use of the clay bar from every 3-6 months or roughly 3-4 times a year and best before waxing. A clay bar is known to be a mechanical process of decontamination of the surface but not considered to be abrasive.

Technique #1

First wash you car thoroughly and rinse with clean water as per usual but do not dry.

Split the clay bar in 2 and always keep separate. Using the top clay bar apply to the top half of your car by gliding the clay bar back and forth with minimal pressure. Always keep the are wet and don’t let it dry. rinse the area after a few strokes and feel the paint with your hand, and repeat until smooth as a baby’s bum or a sexy woman. Repeat the method using the bottom clay bar for the bottom half of your Porsche panels. Once the entire car is smooth then you may rinse the car if required but not always necessary and dry as per usual, then wax. Technique #2 Water method after wash

First wash you car thoroughly and rinse with clean water and dry. Because your paint is already dry you need to add moisture for lubrication which can be done in one of 2 ways, one is a bottle of water and two is a bottle of commercially sold clay lubricant. In a cool place shaded from direct sunlight and in a dust free environment, split the clay bar in 2 and always keep separate. Using the liquid of your choice mist the liquid over an entire panel and apply the top clay bar to the top half panels of your car by gliding the clay bar back and forth with minimal pressure. Always keep the are wet and don’t let it dry. After a few strokes feel the paint with your hand, and repeat until smooth as a baby’s bum or a sexy woman. Repeat the method using the bottom clay bar for the bottom half of your Porsche panels. Once the entire car is smooth then you may rinse the car if required but not always necessary and dry as per usual, then wax. Suggestions, you can use clean car wash diluted in the same way for washing as your way of lubricating, that can be spread onto the panel with a micro fibre or sprayed from a bottle. Car wash will add more lubrication than water by itself. You can adjust the dilution rate to suit your needs by using simple common sense.

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Titanium (did you know) History: The use of titanium only really developed after world war II , in fact titanium was not isolated as a metal until the American chemist Mathew Hunter produced it by reducing (TIC14) with sodium in 1910. A method known as the hunter process. Commercial production, however did not come until after William Justin Kroll showed that titanium could also be reduced from chloride using magnesium in the 1930s. The Kroll process remains the most important commercial production method to this day! Production: Production of titanium metal is extremely sensitive to contamination, particularly by oxygen, which accounts for it high cost. The main ores used in the primary production of titanium are ilmenite about 90% and rutile the remaining 10%. About 6.3 million tonnes of titanium mineral concentrate are produced yearly. Approximately 5% of that quantity actually becomes metal products like SRS titanium exhausts or aircraft/ racing parts. Most of the concentrate is used in the production of titanium dioxide (TI02), a whitening pigment used in paints, foods, medicines and cosmetics.

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Porsche 996 Carrera. In the first step of the Kroll process titanium ore is crushed and heated with coking coal in a chlorine atmosphere to produce titanium tetrachloride (TIC14). The chlorine is then captured and sent through a condenser, which produces a titanium chloride which is 99% pure. Then when you add magnesium in a special vessel with the addition of argon an inert gas to avoid oxygen contamination you can begin the distillation process, this can take a number of days. As the vessel is heated to 1000 degrees celcius the magnesium reacts creating titanium and magnesium chloride. The fibrous titanium that is produced is referred to as titanium sponge. This sponge can be again melted using electron beam, plasma arc etc.

Porsche 997 turbo 2007-2009 It is estimated titanium metal production was 150,000 tonnes in 2010. The largest producing countries of this precious metal are China, Japan, Russia and USA. Applications: Automotive/racing, aerospace, military , chemical, sporting goods, medical. Aircraft manufacturers are turning to more titanium than ever before despite its expensive one of purchase cost, the benefits to flying a commercial aircraft lighter than its competitor speaks for itself. In the 1960s, Boeing was using about 2% titanium in commercial production, it has now increased to over 20%. Titanium is undergoing continual development to its complicated and expensive process and future development should see reductions, Hell I can remember when aluminum was first being introduced to racing and automotive sectors and look how common it is now!

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Story & Photos: Brian Long

Porsche 924

single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder front engine drive Porsche might be received. In 1976, the first 924 rolled into German show rooms, with deliveries to the USA commencing in April 1976. Emission controls and other regulations degraded the US performance specifications which were somewhat lower that their European counterparts. Performance specifications for the 1977 European 924 were: The Porsche 924 was a two-door, 2+2 coupe sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1976 to 1988. It replaced the 914 as Porsche’s entry-level model, and was the model that finally retired the 912. The 924 was the first Porsche model powered by a water-cooled, front-mounted engine although the similarly configured 928 was designed first. The front-engine, rear wheel drive was unusual for Porsche having previously only used mid- or rear-mounted engines of a boxer configuration, all of which had been air-cooled. It was the first Porsche to be offered with a fully automatic transmission. The development of the 924 was a collaboration between VW-Audi and Porsche from the outset. Design efforts began in 1971 and by 1974, having arrived at the preproduction stage, VW dropped the 924 (EA-425) in favour of the Sirocco and Golf. Porsche picked up the design in January 1975 and continued on developing and refining the 924. The launch of the 924 took place in November 1975 (as a press launch rather than a motorshow appearance) at the harbour at La Grande Motte, Camargue in the south of France. The release in France rather than the Frankfurt Motor show has been put down to; not wishing to compromise the launch of the 911Turbo and concern as to how, a

clean lines, with a bonnet raked to 40 degrees, low enough to mirror rear engine designs with a consequential improvement in fuel economy. The interior was assessed as “functional” rather than Spartan.

Engine: 4 cylinder in line

Engine capacity: 1984 cc

Compression ratio: 9.3:1

Maximum Speed: 125 mph

Power: 125 bhp at 5800 rpm

Weight: 1080 kg

0-60 in 10.5 sec

Fuel tank: 62 ltr

Whilst the 924 has had some critics over its heritage, given its VW-Audi development path, and the lack of power when compared to a “6”, its market was fundamentally different to those who focused on the 911. At a time of high energy costs and increasing emission controls, the 924 enabled Porsche to be introduced to a new range of motoring enthusiasts. The economics of the 924 was apparent as the Porsche stable at the time comprised only the 911, with the 928 still in development. Without the 924, there is some conjecture as to whether Porsche would have survived to continue 911 production. The development path of the 924 eventually lead to a turbo model in 1978, a GT Carrera in 1980 and the 924S (86-88). Such was the interest – in the “Poor mans Porsche”, that over 150,000 vehicles from the 924 stable were produced between 1977 and 1988.

K-Jetronic fuel-injection system

Information drawn from:

Gearbox: 4 Speed manual

Brian Long - Porsche 924; 2000

5.5 inch wheels with 165 * 14 tyres

Weight distribution: 48% front / 52% rear

Haynes 924 Owners Workshop Manual; 1989

The development work by Porsche, ensured that; almost equal weight distribution, Porsche transaxle arrangement and fully independent suspension, ensured that the 924 had enhanced handling capabilities over their rivals of the day. Engine performance was not as refined some would have liked, and many commentators reflected on the excessive wind noise, even at low speeds. In terms of style, the car presented very

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9 years of owning a 924

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Story: Barry Nash PCWA Sporting Director

Come and Try Members Track Day Jan 25th 2014




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The come and try track day on the 25 Jan 2014 was a huge success with 50 Porsche Cars and their passionate owners turning up for an afternoon of fun. Members were split into two groups, those who had never tracked before and those who had. It was wonderful to see so many new faces at this event made up of new members & current members who can’t always find the time to attend our sporting or social events. The feedback during and after the event was overall very positive and why not! There is nothing like opening the taps to your Porsche on a track allowing the engineering to shine through when any Porsche graces a race track! After a slow start things got moving as everyone settled into their respective groups. PCWA members who stayed till the evening had a go both on the motorkhana circuit and the track . Some lovely Porsche cars turned up for the day including 2 “odd ones out” being a Ferrari Dino & a very nippy VW Polo GTI. Kudo’s goes to all members who showed wonder driving skills and also courtesy whilst on the track and waiting in line. The BBQ was well received by all, a big thankyou to Chris Westall and Roger Bernhardt for displaying some wonderful culinary skills and to Glynis & for arranging the food and leaving some tread on Chris’s 911 tyres. Also a special thank you to Edward and Andy who helped controlled the out grid all day and to MC Motorsport Staff for the professional drivers briefing and overall running of the event. The idea of this free track day is to allow PCWA members to experience their Porsche




in a Track/Sporting environment. Our aim as a club is to have more members enter our montly speed events. To take the next step all you will require is a CAMS 2S license (available online at the cams website), a fire extinguisher fitted to your car and an AS approved helmet. All of these items are easily attainable and the end result will be a rewarding year of sporting fun in your Porsche. Please note members that the format of our speed events are similar to this free event. You are not in any way racing against other cars and are always only doing timed laps on your own and at your own pace. If anyone would like information on taking the next step please don’t hesitate to contact me (Barry Nash) at barrynash@live.com. au or phone 0429189987. I can also point

you in the right directions with regards to the aforementioned requirements. Thanks to all who PCWA members who attended and I hope to see you out on the track very soon!

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is presenting the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology. Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar. But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button. When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions. With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative re ¬make of the classic vehicle from 1965. The model shares a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the ve ¬hicles is more or less the same. The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window gives the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile. Two model variants, exclusively with all-wheel drive As with the predecessor model, the new Targa generation comes in two versions available exclusively with all-wheel drive. The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre, 350 hp (257 kW) flat engine. Equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, this model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 282 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 9.5 and 8.7 litres/100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 223 and 204 g/km. The top model is the 911 Targa 4S, which delivers 400 hp (294 kW) from a displacement of 3.8 litres. This model reaches a top speed of 296 km/h and, with the PDK and Sport Chrono package fitted, accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Its fuel consumption fluctuates between 10.0 and 9.2 litres per 100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 level of between 237 and 214 g/km. With these figures, the model is on a par with the high standard set by the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet models in terms of engine and road performance, as well as efficiency. Both sportscars are certified for compliance with the Euro 6 emissions standard. New and spectacular: The fully automatic Targa roof The Targa roof system has always been an unmistakeable hallmark of the extravagant 911 model. The new 911 Targa continues this tradition with an innovative roof concept. The roof is made up of two movable parts: a soft top and a glass rear window. The rear window, which is attached to the convertible top compartment lid, is opened and tilted at the push of a button. At the same time, two flaps open in the Targa bar, releasing the soft top’s kine ¬matics. The convertible top is

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The new Porsche 911 Targa



released, folded into a Z-shape as the roof opens and stowed away behind the rear seats. A cross-wise-running trim behind the rear seats accommodates the convertible top. Once the top has been stowed, the flaps in the bar and the rear window close once again. The roof takes around 19 seconds to open or close using the buttons in the centre console while the vehicle is stationary. A wind deflector integrated in the cowl panel frame can be erected manually when the top is down. This deflector reduces drafts and buffeting in the interior by a considerable margin, should this be what the driver wants. Intelligent lightweight construction using steel, aluminium and magnesium The materials used in the roof system are just as innovative as the concept itself. The pre ¬mium quality fabric hood is stretched particularly taut by the magnesium roof shell and panel bow. An additional sound absorber beneath the convertible-top covering has a ther ¬mal-insulating effect and reduces road noise when the roof is closed. The rear edge of the soft top connects up to the fixed Targa bar, which features steel roll-over protection on the inside and painted cast aluminium elements on the outside. The three gills and “targa” lette ¬ring on the sides of the bar are a nod to the original Targa model from 1965. The rear window, which is made from extremely lightweight laminated safety glass, consists of two layers of thin, partially pre-tensioned glass separated by a film interlayer. The very fine heating elements on the heated rear window cover almost the entire surface of the glass, ensuring exceptional allround visibility even in unfavourable weather conditions. Drive concept designed for sportiness, safety and comfort The new 911 Targa generation has been designed specifically with sportiness, safety and comfort in mind, and the drive concept is perfectly aligned with this. The power of the six-cylinder flat engines is transferred by a seven-speed manual transmission as standard; the automatic seven-speed PDK is available as an option. The intelligent all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is responsible for distributing the power to the four wheels.

The PTM consists of an active all-wheel drive with electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch, Automatic Brake Differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). This system helps to blend the driving pleasure typically delivered by Porsche models with even greater vehicle stability, traction and agile handling. The PTM also directs the engine torque, kept at the optimum level for the driving situation at hand, to the front wheels via the multiplate clutch. The level of torque is visible to the driver at all times via the 4.6-inch TFT colour display on the instrument cluster. Independent and extravagant: The history of the Porsche 911 Targa Porsche unveiled the 911 Targa, the world’s first ever “safety Cabriolet”, back in September 1965 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. With its fixed roll-over bar, removable folding roof and hinged rear window, this new variant was developed primarily in response to the increased safety requirements of customers in America. The name “Targa” comes from the famous Targa Florio race and since the mid-sixties has been synonymous with the open driving concept, which was new at the time. Production of the vehicle began towards the end of 1966 with the market launch of the 911 Targa taking place in 1967. The semi-open 911 cost 1,400 Deutsch marks more than the Coupé. This roof concept was enhanced from one 911 generation to the next over a period of 27 years. During this time, this “semi-open” variant acquired the status of a stand ¬alone vehicle concept in the Porsche model range, becoming the model of choice for one in ten 911 buyers. For the 1996 model year, Porsche presented a fully reworked version of the 911 Targa (the type 993). The entire roof was made of glass, with a sliding glass cover at the front that could be lowered and retracted beneath the hinged rear glass window. Precisely 20 years after the last 911 Targa with the classic roll-over bar based on the type 964 was discontinued, the new generation is once again taking this original body concept into the future.

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Story & Photos: Ian Gall

Preparing your car for track days

If you’re thinking of participating in a club track day and other motorsport events to explore the true potential of your Porsche, there are some things that you should consider so that it can be both a safe and rewarding experience. These tips apply mainly to vehicles other than the GT series, as they generally require little work for the average track day. Don Munro who has over 20 years’ experience, both servicing and preparing Porsche vehicles for motorsport and 6 years’ experience in Porsche Cup racing, gives the following tips to allow you to get the best from your car. Both the Porsches I have owned were prepared by Don with excellent results. Before any motorsport event is contemplated, your car should be give a thorough inspection by someone with the necessary experience, to ensure that it is in a suitable condition to be driven vigorously. The first step is deciding on what tyres to run and your choice will depend on the type of motorsport in which you are going to participate. For motorkhana events, good quality road tyres are ok, but if you want to use your car for track days, then an upgrade to “R” spec (Race specification) tyres are strongly recommended. These are road legal race tyres that are designed to cope with the high speeds, increased braking and cornering loads associated with this type of driving. These tyres have limited tread depth and will wear out much quicker than normal road tyres if used for daily driving, but will allow you to drive to the track, rather than having to use a trailer or have another set of wheels. Once you have increased your skill level, you may wish to move to race slicks, which will give you the ultimate grip,




but are of course not road legal. The next thing to be considered, particularly for some of our older Porsches, is a brake upgrade. The early cars up to around 1977 may not have power assistance and this again is strongly recommended; an upgrade is quite a simple process. Brake fluid should also be flushed and replaced with a high temperature “race” specification product to cope with the extra heat generated under sprint conditions. Further upgrades include larger brake calipers from later models or the “Boxter conversion”, with brakes from these cars being grafted on to your early car, larger diameter wheels may be required to enable this, but the results are quite spectacular. Better quality brake pads may also be advisable. From there, we move to the suspension and here, there are many options to consider such as increased diameter torsion bars for early cars, upgraded struts, upgraded sway bars and coil-over shocks for the more adventurous (and wealthy). There is of course a tradeoff, with ride becoming harsher, as cornering performance increases. However, if correctly matched to your car and requirements, an acceptable compromise can be achieved. Proper setup of the suspension is essential and again this should be undertaken by an expert. A good wheel alignment following any suspension work is essential and this should also be included in your upgrade. Safety is of course paramount and there are some mandatory items which you must have that are covered in the checklist required for track days, which forms part of the entry documentation.

First, you must have a fire extinguisher fitted that is accessible to the driver and of course it must be to the required Australian standard and not outside any expiry date. Seat belts must be in good condition and again, it is recommended that you fit at least a four point harness to your car, this will require a harness bar to be fitted and eye bolts to the seat belt mountings both front and rear. Your normal seat belts are retained for road use. An approved helmet is also mandatory and it is strongly recommended that you either purchase or upgrade to one that is Hans device compliant. This is a device that limits the movement of your neck in the event of an accident and whilst not yet compulsory for sprints, is now compulsory for any race event and we believe soon will be for any speed event. The basic clothing requirement for sprints is that you have clothing covering your arms and legs, but it is again recommended that you purchase a race suit with some level of fire protection. You may also wish to install a full or half roll cage, but either will generally require the removal of your rear seats. Race seats will provide you with the necessary support and protection. Finally, after discovering that there is just not quite enough power coming on to the straight at QR, you may decide to upgrade your engine, this is a whole different story for another time! So, if you are considering experiencing the full potential of your Porsche, call an expert with experience in car preparation. Don Munro is happy to provide guidance and can be reached on 0416138326.

Story: Chris Chilton - carmagazine.co.uk

Why We Love The 911

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Story: Rick Smith

Why I bought a Porsche

How about we make it a multichoice answer? Is it: A. Because my wife let me, B. Because I thought I wanted a Jaguar but I was wrong, or C. Because of the German reputation for engineering (Yep: that old chestnut) Before I start and to establish trust I am going to be honest and tell you that I just lied. Actually, the truth is “we” bought a Porsche. Kirsty and I. A black one. Kirsty comes from car-mad family especially European cars. I once counted eight cars on their driveway, not bad for a family of five that lived on the side of a pretty steep hill. Kirstys Dad was always in his garage maintaining his cars. Kirsty and her brother learnt to drive in a Renault 10 and I think that was where she developed a love for rearengined cars. So the answer is “A” and the reason why I bought a Porsche, so no need to read any further, my work here is done. I just lied (again). Actually, the truth is only Kirsty learnt to drive a rear engine car. Kirsty’s brother rolled the Renault days after getting his drivers license so I guess he learnt about lift-off oversteer! Twenty-five years later, he now drives a 928S i.e. with the engine located in the front. Which just goes to show that one can always improve given sufficient time; just imagine what 50 years will do. So whilst getting approval (read permission) from Kirsty was a necessary condition it is not a sufficient answer. So the Answer is not “A”. For the record my family once had two cars on our driveway. By that I mean two cars that actually ran: a Ford Fairlane (Dads car) and a Ford Prefect (for Mum) and the car I learnt to drive in. My Dad loved Jaguars and from time to time we had one of those – which 42



brought the driveway car tally back down to one. So I grew up wanting to drive Jaguars but was unable to. Just like my Dad. And also just like my Dad I had to make do with books and magazines to get my Jaguar fix. I just lied. My Dad had to make do with books and magazines to get his Jaguar fixed. No internet back then so it was in a book that I found the dream car that I really wanted: a Jaguar XJ13. The XJ13 was built to race at Le Mans, which it never did, and only one was ever produced. Which means that somewhere out there there is a place with just the one car on its driveway. Indeed I was just dreamin’. But now that we do have the internet, try searching on “Jaguar XJ13 Le Mans” and see what images show up. The E-Type Jag was a non-starter for Kirsty possibly because she didn’t want a husband constantly in the garage i.e. because it was probably a non-starter. So we were actually considering an F-Type Jaguar and in this respect the internet was very helpful. More than one site compared the F-Type models to the Porsche range. So on one sunny Saturday morning last October we drove Jaguars’ & Porsches’ latest offerings. We did sit in other contenders but didn’t drive them. Actually it was rainy – so I lied again – just for fun! On the day we did our test drives the question in my mind was: Revolution or Evolution – which is best when it comes to a car? Revolution in the form of a completely new aluminium platform with the 21st century goal to produce the successor to the truly iconic E-Type. As opposed to 50 years of automotive evolution. This is not a write up about why we bought a Jaguar: the 911 is simply better on any measure we could think of: be it performance, driving feel, responsiveness, visibility, comfort and even looks. So the

answer is “B” and the reason why we bought a Porsche. No need to read any further. I worked for a German Company in North Africa for over two years and before I finish I wanted to share my thoughts on the German engineering reputation. One sunny day in Libya my Team Leader pointed out to me that I had failed to fill in a certain section of an important business document to be distributed to partners. I responded that the subject of that particular section was irrelevant in the case at hand – so I left it blank. “This will not do.” he said. He was adamant that something had to be written in the section provided but I had nothing to say. I was not prepared to put my name to some vague statement that might appear to address the subject at hand and he was equally sure that the document would not be sent incomplete! It didn’t take long but we solved the issue with “This subject does not apply in this case.” typed in the place where emptiness resided. We were both happy with our work for the day: I learnt something new about my German co-worker and I presume he was happy because I could be terse when I needed to! Given todays subject I can report that my respect for the German way of doing things was NOT the reason we bought a Porsche. The answer is NOT “C” my work here is NOT finished – better read on to the end. My experience with the German way of doing things did NOT get us into the seat of a Porsche. The German way of doing things got me to turn the key, start the engine, and head out onto the road. To be terse: it took us 150 metres to decide. We bought a Porsche 911 (991 chassis) Carrera S. Its awesome. And that’s no lie.

Club Lap Records These Are The Club Lap Records For Club Sanctioned Events Held At Collie Motorplex. They Relate To The Full Circuit And Have Been Taken From Timed Laps During The Sports Series Rounds Held Each Year.54.0816 Seconds Collie Full Circuit Recorded Time Driver Car Date Class - Open 48.5120 Seconds Cade Bell 9 11 Rsr Rep. (‘74) 4Th-Apr-2009 Class - Gt 50.3620 Seconds Brad Kidd 996 Gt3 (‘04) 29Th-Mar-2008 Class - A 51.6423 Seconds Gary Jacobs Cayman S (‘10) 27Th-Nov-2013 Class - B 54.0816 Seconds Bill Stagoll 911 S (‘75) 29Th-Aug-2009 Class - C 56.0875 Seconds Ray Galbraith 911 Sc (‘83) 4Th-Apr-2009 Class - D 66.4612 Seconds Michael Broughton 356 Sc (‘65) 23Rd-Mar-2013 COLLIE MOTORPLEX CIRCUIT Progression of Club Lap Records for each Class. (Please Note : The Collie racetrack was upgraded and changed during our record keeping) Outright Record DATE RECORDED TIME DRIVER CAR 15-Sep-2007 29-Mar-2008 4-Apr-2009

55.9163 seconds 50.3620 seconds 48.5120 seconds


996 GT3 (‘04) 996 GT3 (‘04) 911 RSR Replica (‘74)

29-Mar-2008 4-Apr-2009 Class GT Record

52.6470 seconds 48.5120 seconds


968 RS (‘95) 911 RSR Replica (‘74)

15th-Sep-2007 29th-Mar-2008

55.9163 seconds 50.3620 seconds


996 GT3 (‘04) 996 GT3 (‘04)

15th-Sep-2007 29th-Mar-2008 4th-Apr-2009 29th-Aug-2009 9th-Apr-2011 23rd-Mar-2013 27th-Nov-2013

58.3981 seconds 56.4160 seconds 53.6151 seconds 53.2677 seconds 52.7648 seconds 52.2173 seconds 51.6423 seconds


CAYMAN S (‘07) CAYMAN S (‘07) CAYMAN S (‘07) CAYMAN S (‘07) CAYMAN S (‘10) CAYMAN S (‘10) CAYMAN S (‘10)

Class B Record 15-Sep-2007 29-Mar-2008 4-Apr-2009 29-Aug-2009

61.0587 seconds 55.2850 seconds 55.0054 seconds 54.0816 seconds


911 TARGA (‘85) Modified 911 S (‘75) 964 CARRERA 2 (‘89) Modified 911 S (‘75)

Class C Record 15-Sep-2007 29-Mar-2008 4-Apr-2009

59.7692 seconds 57.9630 seconds 56.0875 seconds


BOXSTER (‘99) 911 SC (‘83) 911 SC (‘83)

66.4612 seconds


356 SC (‘65)

Class Open Record

Class A Record

Class D Record 23-Mar-2013

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Club Class Champions for Each Class YEAR 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013


Brad Kidd Deryck Graham Daniel Devries Murray Hill John Zelesco Colin Strickland






Allan Guelfi Allan Guelfi Allan Guelfi Allan Guelfi Allan Guelfi

Behnam Bordbar Behnam Bordbar Behnam Bordbar Craig Lampard Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs

Adam Plummer Craig Lampard Steve Vojkovic Steve Vojkovic Derek Pegg Gerry Willems Gerry Willems Ray Galbraith Gerry Willems

Derek Pegg John Fowler John Paluch Ray Galbraith Colin Strickland Colin Strickland John Fowler Bill Wright David Blainey

Lance Kinnaird Michael Broughton Michael Broughton Michael Broughton Nicholas Ager Michael Broughton

1. Class A was highest Class until Class Open was introduced in 2008. 2. Class Modern was introduced in 2009 and was renamed Class GT in 2013.

Club Concours D’elegance Best of Show YEAR



1989 1990 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Barry Heatley Ron Roozen Justin Willis Lou Schillaci Russell Byfield Craig Lampard Samantha Bordbar Terrence McLaughlan Bryan Williams Chris Gaudet John & Jessie Ryan Dr Beng-Keat Chan Ray Chan Stephen Matthews

930 Turbo (‘85) 911 SC (‘80) Boxster (‘99) 996 Carrera (‘01) 928 S (‘82) 928 S4 (‘88) 993 Cabriolet (‘95) Boxster S 550 Anniversary 911 3.2 Carrera (‘87) 928 S4 (‘88) 944 Coupe (‘84) 911 3.2 Carrera (‘89) 911 3.2 Carrera (‘89) 993 Carrera

Club Outright Competition Champion YEAR



2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Behnam Bordbar Behnam Bordbar Behnam Bordbar Brad Kidd Deryck Graham Allan Guelfi Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs Allan Guelfi

964 RS (‘92) 964 RS (‘92) 996 GT3 (‘03) 996 GT3 (‘04) 968 RS (‘95) 996 GT3 (‘00) Cayman S (‘10) Cayman S (‘10) 996 GT3 (‘00)

Club Class Competition Champion YEAR



2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Derek Pegg John Fowler Behnam Bordbar Brad Kidd Derek Pegg Gerry Willems Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs Gary Jacobs

911 SC Targa (‘80) 911 SC Targa (‘79) 996 GT3 (‘03) 996 GT3 (‘04) 964 Carrera 2 (‘90) Boxster S (‘00) Cayman S (‘10) Cayman S (‘10) Cayman S (‘10) Issue 1 - 2014


Porsche owners are risk takers, except when it comes to buying and looking after their cars. Chellingworth Porsche are Perth’s only factory authorised dealer of Porsche Sales, Service and Parts. Why trust your investment to just anyone when Chellingworth are the only people who can offer: • All pre-owned cars with Porsche Used Car Warranty, • All parts are genuine with full factory warranty, • All technicians factory trained by Porsche, • The worlds most sophisticated diagnostic equipment, • Invitations to Porsche Advanced Driver Training courses, • Invitations to Porsche Track events, • Invitations to Porsche launches, • Plus special discounts to all Porsche Club members on Parts and Service.


For Sales contact Paul Swiderski on 0417 902 409 Andy Porada 0419 932 219 or H Randy Hayes 0408 991 169 For Service contact Eddie Mura or Marco Magnaterra 9273 3171 For Parts contact Peter Foote on 9273 3161 For Marketing contact Jacey Brown on 9273 3113



Porsche Centre Perth 101 Stirling Highway, Nedlands W.A. 6009 Tel: (08) 9273 3131 Sales 8am - 6pm Mon - Fri 8am - 1pm Sat Se Service 7:30am - 5:30pm Mon - Fri Parts 8am - 5pm Mon - Fri www.chellingworthporsche.com.au

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Porsche West 1-2014  

Official magazine of the Porsche club of Western Australia

Porsche West 1-2014  

Official magazine of the Porsche club of Western Australia

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