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Rex Broadbent’s 911S under the microscope

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Club Calendar

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Horizontally Opposed

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P re s i d e n t ’s M e s s a g e

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Club Committee 2014/15

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Social Corner

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F ro m R a c e C o n t ro l

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Tre a s u re r s R e p o r t

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August Club Night - PCD

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40th Anniversary Run to R o c h f o rd W i n e r y

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W h a t ’s i n Yo u r G a r a g e

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Haunted Hills

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B ro a d f o rd

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Winter Run

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Phillip Island

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Goodwood 60th Anniversary

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Cayenne and Macan Register

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Tu r b o & M o d e r n 9 1 1 R e g i s t e r s

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To rq u e Tu b e R e g i s t e r

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Early and Mid 911 Registers

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Boxster / Cayman Register

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M i d We e k R u n

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Roll of Honour

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N e w M e m b e r s

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Motorsport Wheels and Tyres

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Editor inRex Chief:Broadbent’s Ron Widdison 911S under the microscope Social Editor: Felix Rieniets

The cover picture of this issue (photographed by Mark Clair’s drone) shows the wonderful spring run at Rochford’s Winery. A 40th Anniversary celebration event attended by over 500 people! The line-up of cars was unprecedented and amazing - read all about it in his issue. At the start of this year it was suggested by our President Andrew Bonwick that we put together a book of the history of the club to celebrate its 40th anniversary. I called Will Darvall and asked if he would be interested in help putting it together. Little did I know then what a huge undertaking it would be! Will and Barb set about contacting past and current members they have known from the past forty years to ask them to contribute stories and photos for the book. Will and Michael Browning then fashioned the stories into chapters to form a monster 192 page history of the club. (Maybe the club should look at doing this every 10 years from now on to lighten the load - sorry Will!) Without Will’s knowledge of the club and its people and the monumental amount of time and effort he put he in I doubt this book would have eventuated, thank you Will. SOCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE

Social Director Felix Rieniets: social@pcv.com.au Michael Bailey Rowan Burnett Alvaro Del Gallo Neil Drew Carly Pasco Monika Matlik

Alex Harmati Andrew Bonwick Ken Anson Lisa Gillespie Wayne St Baker

COMPETITION SUB-COMMITTEE

Competition Director Tony Carolan: competition@pcv.com.au Marshal Co-ordinator Competition Secretary

Mark Behan: marshals@pcv.com.au Simon Dunn

Juris Briedis Will Darvall Nick Karnaros Manny Mezzasalma Grant Stephenson Peter Witt

Andrew Bonwick Peter Harrison Rick Moscati Michael O’Brien Barry Swan

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The 40th Anniversary Coffee table book will be launched at the AGM in mid-october. Thank you to all those involved on the editorial committee: Richard Batchelor, Andrew Bonwick, Michael O’Brien, Barbara Darvall, Kerry Reynolds, Michael Browning, myself and Chief Editor Will Darvall. You may have noticed that my column picture has changed. That’s because Will came to visit my garage for this installment of WIYG. It seemed like a good time to do it with largest number of Porsches ever in my garage. I’m sure this number won’t last long with the practical demands of my young family so I am enjoying them (the cars) while they last. I love driving them and racing them and just plain going down to the garage and looking at them, yes I am a certified Porsche tragic! Also in this Issue we cover Broadford, Phillip Island and Haunted Hills (the coldest most miserable club day I have been to in 14 years, what a winter we have had in Melbourne this year!) Also featured is the winter run and a feast of Register reports. I hope you enjoy this spring issue and as always a big thanks to all who contributed to this issue. Ron Widdison, Editor

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REGISTER CAPTAINS Register Director Ken Anson: registers@pcv.com.au Mid 911 (1974-93) Ken Anson & Graeme Anderson: mid911@pcv.com.au 993 Peter Cromie & Leon Christodulaki 993@pcv.com.au Modern 911 Geoffrey Mould & Jeff Cressall: 996997@pcv.com.au 911 Turbos Brent Howard & Rowan Burnett: 911turbo@pcv.com.au GT3, RS & RSR Greg Humphries: gt3rs@pcv.com.au Boxster & Cayman Lindsay St Baker & Mark Behan boxster@pcv.com.au Torque Tube Angelo Monteleone & Ivan Romanic (924, 928, 944, 968) torquetube@pcv.com.au

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president’s message

Andrew Bonwick President president@pcv.com.au

Tony Carolan Vice President & Competition Director vp@pcv.com.au

Welcome to the Spring edition of the magazine for our 40th anniversary year. The 40th Anniversary Club Run went to Rochfords Winery on 20 September. Two hundred and thirty two Porsches. Over five hundred and forty members and guests. Blue skies over a carpet of the world’s best sports cars on the amphitheatre. I hope you were there. It was a day of endless photographs – of a very difficult subject to photograph. I saw people kneeling in front of a line of Porsche front ends, climbing to the Rochford Tower to capture the panorama, closely focussing on one or another car, rear quarter, side, front end, or artistically taking in a perspective of a limited number of the vast variety of the display. Possibly the only way to capture the majesty was the photos taken from Mark Clair’s drone, and then you miss out on the detail.

Please enjoy the articles in this edition on this and other social and register activity, of which there continues to be a long and varied list. Thank you to the Social Committee and Register Captains for their continuing enthusiasm and effort. The attendance at our track events is seeming to recover from a drop over the last couple of years. The committee has maintained the calendar at around a dozen events per year, which we have been informed is the largest club calendar in CAMS and caters for the wide cross-section of members looking to put their cars on a track. Our members interests range from full-on competition for records and championship points, through to a couple of runs per year, though to just having one or a couple of entrée flings. This has supported the large track calendar for many years, and it is good to see the attendances returning.

Over it all, long and short, soft and loud, funny and reflective, the conversations among members.

The Competition calendar since the last magazine include the popular Broadford event, only marred by a very high cost for a track that can only accommodate a small number of entrants. Haunted Hills, to my mind a challenging technical and twisty track, was decimated by adverse weather. No doubt the article will include dramatic pictures of the hailstones, but the lesson will be to stay in autumn and spring for our future bookings.

I was privileged to be in a positon to make a few comments. The Club is brought together by the cars both physically and figuratively. It is welded together by the open, egalitarian and friendly nature of its members. If the Club strives to maintain that personality, we will still be in business in another 40 years.

Our track events continue to provide a way to see these fantastic cars – of all ages and configurations - on the track. Driving or marshalling, there is a place to enjoy motorsport at PCV. We have the organisation, the program and the processes to ensure that our attendees enjoy the day. Enjoyment guaranteed – come and try it.

Mind you, at that point the 993 will be about the same age as the 356s are now. There’s an interesting thought. The Oldest 356s will be more than 100 years old.

If you haven’t yet attended a club event, you may be wondering what in the cornucopia of club events you should try first. There is no correct answer to that, except – try something. Whatever takes your fancy we are looking forward to you participating in your club, enjoying the company of other members, and the noise and excitement of the best sports marque in the world.

As part of the celebration we have developed a 40th Anniversary Book, to document the history of the Club. As Michael Browning has observed, without a physical clubroom, a history is a way to hold and reflect on our memories and achievements, and there are a lot of both. The writing and photo selection has been completed and the book has entered design and production. We anticipate it being launched at the AGM. This is a fantastic achievement, and the Club offers its congratulations to the editorial committee led by Will Darvall, with able assistance from Barb, Michael Browning, Ron Widdison, Kerry Reynolds, Michael O’Brien and Richard Batchelor. We had our first event hosted by Porsche Centre Doncaster, for our 40th Anniversary Club night. A very enjoyable night, capped off by a mix of the technical presentation by Andrew George on the Vic Roads Club Permit engineering assessments, and Will Darvall’s interview of long standing and highly competitive member Peter Fitzgerald.

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

Felix Rieniets Social Director social@pcv.com.au

Ken Anson Registers Director registers@pcv.com.au

Ron Widdison Porsche Parade Editor editor@pcv.com.au

Alex Harmati Deputy Social Director deputysocial@pcv. com.au

Leon Christodulaki Committee committeememberlc@pcv. com.au

Garry Saber Committee cps@pcv.com.au

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New cars on the Porsche Cars Australia display, including the GT4. Individual rows of Turbo’s, GT3s, 993s and long long rows of mid 911s, Modern 911s, Boxsters & Caymans. Not enough 356s and early 911s.

Michael O’Brien Treasurer treasurer@pcv.com.au

Wayne St Baker Committee committeememberlc@pcv. com.au

Carly Pasco Club Administration administrator@pcv.com.au

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Welcome to another Social Corner and what is my last one as Social Director. Due to my increasing professional and personal commitments, at this point in my life I’m not able to allocate the time and commitment that the role and our club deserves. Given this current status and having been in the role since 2012 I feel the time is right to pass on the responsibility to someone who will do the role great justice. The Social Committee has been fortunate to have Alex Hanati join us and perfect timing has allowed for the planets to align and see Alex with his sensational enthusiasm, ideas and attention to detail to be the perfect choice to take over the reigns as Social Director. I am extremely proud and grateful of the commitment and effort that our very passionate and hard working Social Committee have produced over the past years to bring our members a variety of events of which from the feedback received have been very well received. I appreciate and thank those whom have attended events and provided feedback as it’s enabled us to tailor activities and make changes where needed or possible. It has been very rewarding for me to see the patronage of events increase from where at one stage events were moderately attended to the current levels where at times we’ve exceeded the allowable limits. I am extremely proud to have been a part of the team that delivered what I believe to have been some of the club’s most memorable events. Highlights for me include; The Alan Hamilton Club Night, the 50th Anniversary of the 911 at the MCG, the Ballarat Polo Cup Summer Run that included a Porsche race against a horse and a helicopter, the Easter Family Day at Eltham, the ever growing Show ‘n’ Shine events, the recent Peter Fitzgerald Club Night and of course whilst Andrew Bonwick organised and ran with his sub committee the clubs spectacular 40th Anniversary event, it was a pleasure to have it as our 2015 Social Spring Run. Where possible we’ve tried some varied presentations, events and themes to cater for all of our members, offering a selection of activities to embrace the wide selection of interests within the club including events that aren’t solely motor related. Some members may not be aware of the work that goes on behind the scenes in putting on events for our members. I can attest the huge effort that goes into each event and remain in awe of our Social Committee’s effort and dedication to bring you these premier events. Needless to say that all events require planning and coordination, but hidden extra efforts are required to ensure a flawless event. In addition to just organising a luncheon destination, Social Runs involve careful selection of suitable & obscure roads, then driving them multiple drives prior to the event

to check the run notes as well as organising CFAs for the morning tea. Club Nights involve securing and following up with the evening’s presenters and The Annual Dinners take months and an excessive number of hours work in obtaining the best venue, dinner packages, entertainment, themes, run sheets etc.. I am indebted to our current Social Committee for their commitment and contribution and carry this gratitude and acknowledgement to past Social Committee members. I must also thank our members outside of the Social Committee that have and continue to assist where possible, be it from the assistance at Club Nights through to organising runs and major tours. I always run the risk of leaving people out when making such mentions, but feel that such members outside of the Social Committee that deserve noting are Michael Browning, Will Darvall, Alf Carrigan and Don Ballingall. A truly appreciative thank you must go to Carly Pasco of whom has been an extreme support, works tirelessly for the club and has been paramount to the success of the Social Committee. Thank you to our sponsors Traction Tyres and Suspension, Porsche Cars Australia and Nillumbik Cellars for continuing to support our wonderful club, and a special thank you to the staff at Porsche Cars Australia, Porsche Centre Melbourne, Porsche Centre Brighton and Porsche Centre Doncaster for your continued support and welcoming of us to which we are extremely appreciative to be a part of this wonderfully big and passionate Porsche family.

• Winter Run - Glen Erin Winery, Lancefield • August Club Night – Peter Fitzgerald history – Porsche Centre Doncaster • Spring Run – PCV 40th Anniversary – Rochford Winery 2016 activities are already booked or are being planned and I hope that you’ll enjoy the remaining activities for 2015 being: • AGM and October Club Night with Brian Tanti as our special presentation – Tuesday October 20th • Motorclassica – Sunday October 25th • Show ‘n’ Shine – Sunday November 1st • The Last Run – Sunday November 22nd • Annual Dinner – Saturday December 5th • South Australia Tour - 2016 I’d like to thank everyone for your continued support and very kind words over the years. I look forward to catching up at future PCV events and leave you all confidently in the very capable hands of Alex. Regards, Felix Rieniets, PCV Social Director

For your reading pleasure in this edition of Porsche Parade are the articles from our recent events: ISSUE 3, 2015

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from race control We have now finished 10 of the 11 events in the 2015 Competition calendar. Over 120 members have entered our events and numbers have been generally up on 2014. The remaining competition event will be at Calder in mid October followed up by our year end closure of President’s Day at Sandown on 1 November.

actually had to cancel an event and everybody went home before lunch. Rain and hail mixed with a little oil on the track made this already tricky circuit just far too dangerous.

KOTE-iT can be used on all exterior and interior Year over year our members seem to be getting more rims. competitive and faster. Nowhere surfaces including your plastic trim and was this more apparent that the recent midyear Sandown event where in Open class, 3 drivers broke the lap record. They were lead home by Rick Mensa, followed by Christian Fitzgerald and Theo Mihelakos. At this event, Bob Hawker in M1, Aaron Ireland in GT3 Class, Phil Treloar in A class and John Swan in D class, also broke or equalled their respective lap records. Many of these lap records were only set earlier this year, so it just shows how much everybody is continually improving.

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Firing on All Cylinders! Highlights: 2015 produced a hugely successful year for our club; we are indeed “firing on all cylinders!” Every area of the club produced a gross profit, the unit cost per member of our great magazine, “Porsche Parade” has decreased by 11%, membership continues to increase, and our systems continually improve providing increased administration efficiency. We were able to increase our expenditure on our club nights, and continue to provide substantial subsidy to our Gala event the Dinner Dance. Our financial strategy of targeting a break even result whilst preserving our reserves through balancing our total income, including membership fees, to our total expenses, has achieved an excellent outcome. Competition events provided a gross profit of $12,618; Register runs a gross profit of $2,745; and Social Runs a gross profit of $1,794. This year’s competition gross profit of $12,618, was a significant improvement on the very good result of $4,286 last year, and was an excellent achievement, which included a very disappointing 6 hour regularity event held in July 2014 which actually lost ($7,800). Membership income covers our administration costs, club night expenses, and event subsidies as needed. Our Combined Financial Results: For the twelve months to June 30, 2015 the club has reported a financial profit of $13,503, and holds members’ funds (our net assets), of $302,850 as at the end of the financial year. This compares to a profit of $3,109 for the same period last year, with members’ funds of $289,327. To put this into perspective our profit $13,503 resulted from total income of almost $550,000 and total expenses of over $536,000. PCV is a Non-profit incorporated association: There are two important features of our club’s status as a non-profit incorporated association: 1. Contributions and receipts from members for the services provided by the Club are excluded from the assessable income of the Club, and 2. We are prohibited from making distributions of surpluses to members. The committee takes these requirements into account when decisions are made about the fees we charge for subscriptions, and our events. Essentially any income we receive, we receive on the trust that we will spend on services provided to our members.

2015 produced a hugely successful year for our club; we are indeed “firing on E c g c o “P h 1 c in s im in a We do not collect revenue that builds Total Membership: efficiency. Wereason, werereserves able to increase our expenditure on our club nights, and reserves without at the end of June 2015 we had 1470 cannot besubstantial returned to members. provide subsidy to our GalaAs event the Dinner Dance. Our financia members, partners and children, a net increase Sufficient reserves are even requiredresult to ensure of 55 on the our previous year. Ourthrough annual renewal targeting a break whilst preserving reserves balancin that there are reasonable grounds to percentage continues at 86%, where it has including fees, expenses, hasnine achieved excellent believe thatmembership the Club will be able to payto our total averaged for the past years. Ouran primary its debts as andevents when theyprovided fall due. membership, however increased by 53 to 895 Competition a gross profit of $12,618; Register runs a gross and this has increased by 191 since 2006. and Runs a money: gross profit of $1,794. This year’s competition gross profit HowSocial we manage your Please have a look through our Annual Accounts significant on the very good result of $4,286 last year, and was Subscription improvement Income: on the clubs website; these include our statutory achievement, which included a very disappointing hour regularity requirements, but6also comparative resultsevent held Our subscription income enables us to operate for the previous four years, as well as the which actually lost ($7,800). Membership income covers our administration c our club; this income covers the Administration 2016 Budget. As always if there is anything Costs, Club Night Costs, and the Net Cost that concerns you about the finances of the expenses, and event subsidies as needed. of Porsche Parade. Any excess subscription income is applied to the Annual Dinner, and other shortfalls that may arise from running events. Our Combined Financial Results:

club, please do not hesitate to contact me or anybody on the committee and we will happily answer any query you may have.

Net Competition Surplus or Loss:

Regards, For the months to June 30, 2015 the club has reported a financial prof (fixed andtwelve variable costs) Michael O’Brien holds members’ funds (our net assets), of $302,850 as at the end of the finan Competition events are budgeted to cover Treasurer all the costs to of running a particular event.for the same period last year, with members’ fu compares a profit of $3,109 Competition Overheads (e.g. Van Costs, ToCompliance put thisTesting, into perspective ourbe profit $13,503 resulted from total income of al and Trophies), may covered by the full years result, or may become and total expenses of over $536,000. a shortfall to be covered by accumulated reserves or any surplus subscription Revenue.

All other events, Social, Registers, Multi-club PCV is a Non-profit incorporated association: Hour Relay, are events that are managed to breakeven on their own accord.

There are two important features of our club’s status as a non-profit incorpora We operate to a detailed budget, and financially report to the committee on a 1. Contributions andtoreceipts monthly basis. It is our objective achieve from members for the services as close as possible to a neutral financial excluded from the assessable income of the Club, and result, with a preference for small profits.

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Fremantle, (Competition Secretary 1979), Paul Mauger, (Social Secretary & Vice President 1979 – 1982), John Benson, (President 1979-1980), Russell Sturzaker, (Porsche Parade Editor 19791982) Suzanne Ashley, (Secretary 1979). Also present were many continuing members from the early days, and ex-members such as Graeme Redman, (President 1981-1982), Danny Loypur, Paul Sadler and Neil Prittie.

race on the 17/4/1977 at Sandown, he came 6th in a 911S Carrera clone, to Alan Hamilton, who won in the 934, breaking the Production Sports Lap record by 10 seconds. He has been racing ever since; about 390 starts, 160 podiums, not counting PCV, where he has been Outright Champion in 3 of the last 4 years. In a head-spinning list of racing series, around Oz and the world, from sprints to Nurburgring and the Daytona 24 hours, he has run in various showroom stock cars, many Porsches, including a 935K3, a Lola-Chev and now an Audi R8 LMS.

In the 40th Anniversary year of the club, we were blessed with a club night at the newest Porsche Dealership in Melbourne (Porsche Centre Doncaster), with our own living motorsport legend Peter Fitzgerald, as feature guest in a Q & A with Will Darvall. Club president, Andrew Bonwick, opened proceedings at the new dealership, introducing Raymond Smit, the Porsche Centre Doncaster GM, who gave members a brief outline of the new facility. Andrew then extended a warm welcome to the 220 guests that had gathered, which included some of the club’s foundation & first generation members as follows:

Mike Stillwell Raymond Smit Mike Stillwell, (first President 1975), Kerry Reynolds, (Vice President & Competition Secretary 1975-1977), along with Garnet Luckins, (first Secretary -1975) and Vin Jacono, (first Treasurer 1975-1978). Other early committee members present were Ross McKinnon, (Secretary 1976), Barb Darvall, (Assistant Secretary 1976, Secretary 19771978, Committee Member 1986-1990), Warwick

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Club committee members, Tony Carolan, Ken Anson and Felix Reinerts outlined the club’s remaining Competition, Register & Social events for the remainder of the year. Ken mentioned that the new Cayenne Register will commence soon, with member Cony Nicolau running this. Our first guest for the evening, was Andrew George, the club’s consultant on the revamped VicRoads Club Permit Scheme. Andrew provided members with an overview of the new streamlined process which now covers all vehicles that have been modified regardless of their age. A key feature of the new scheme is that roll cages can now be approved under the club plate scheme or with Vic Roads. Wrapping up the informative presentation, Andrew advised that he has a full presentation on all the requirements which would be made available to members via the website. Our main guest for the night followed, and Will Darvall introduced motorsport legend, Peter Fitzgerald, who is now in his 39th year of racing. Peter was first mentioned in Issue 11 of the Porsche Parade in June 1977. In his second

Peter Fitzgerald

Will started the Q&A session with his favourite questions & then invited club members to ask Peter questions on his extraordinary career. Q - How & Why did you get into Racing? A – I started out working as an Accountant with Stephen Dattner and in my lunchtime I would head out to Calder Park for some driving. I was noticed by Frank Gardner at the time and he

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Paul Sadler, Mike Stillwell Barb Darvall, Garnet Luckins helped me get my licence. Alan Hamilton helped with my engine rebuilds in cars and so the story began. Q – Most Memorable Year? A – I can’t qualify one standout year, but 1982 driving a Mazda RX7 and 1984 driving a Mitsubishi Starion were memorable. Q – Most Memorable Series? A – Again, 2 events standout, they being the Bob Jane $200,000 Stadium Series where the prizemoney was $ 10,000 & a boat. The other event that was great was the Australian GT Production Car Series, which ran from 1995 – 1999 where I drove a 993 RSCS Q – Drivers you have driven with in your career? A – They are many & varied and started with Bryan Thompson, Colin Bond, Bob Jane, with Bryan Thompson wanting to buy my Mazda RX 7 way back in 1982. Colin Bond asked me to be his co-driver and I did Sandown & Bathurst with him. I drove with Alan Jones in the Sandown 500, while others were Dick Johnson & Allan Grice. I drove the Winton 300 with Tony Longhurst and have had rides with Brad Jones, Jim Richards & Greg Quick. Peter Janssen stood out as the most unusual character I’ve ever driven with. Q – Endurance Racing, tracks you have driven in Australia & Overseas? A – Winton 300, Oran Park in SA and with the Audi R8 in NZ and the Bathurst 12Hr. The Nurburgring is the best circuit in the world, where Tony Quinn from VIP Pet Foods invited me to the 24 Hr event, which was an awesome experience. I also drove in the 1985 World Sports Car Series at Sandown, as well as the Daytona 24hr where I qualified 30th overall. Q – The current Australian GT Championship Series? A – Yes, all the exotics such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bentley and Audi run, while I currently race the Audi R8 LM. It’s very costly with an estimate being $50,000 per round. Will then asked the eager club members whether they had any questions for Pete which came thick and fast from the following members, Michael Browning: Your hero if you have one? Jim Richards. Michael Stillwell: Best Circuit driven? Nurburgring, followed then by Bathurst & Phillip Island. Brent Howard: Funniest Racing Story? Peter Janssen driving where the bonnet lifted off his car and Peter thought a helicopter had landed on his head. Ross McKinnon: Worst Car Driven? Commodore.

Raymond Smit Gary Voges: Memorable Accidents? Bathurst, broken ribs Andrew Bonwick: Scariest Drive? Daytona at 260kmh Tony Stephenson: Best Porsches driven? 993 TT, 935 & 917

After 90 minutes of Q & A with Will & club members, Pete was finally able to relax & reflect on what After minutes of Q & club A with Will Pete’s & clubmotor members, was finallyare ablenothing to relax & reflect was a90 most entertaining night. racingPete achievements short of on what was a most entertaining club night. Pete’s motor are nothing extraordinary, made even more remarkable by the fact racing that heachievements is still racing today. Here isshort a of extraordinary, made even more remarkable by the fact that he is still racing today. Here is a summary of his achievements, summary of his achievements. Competition Event

Years & Car Driven

Aust SCC Aust Sports Sedan/GT Ch World Enduro Ch IMSA GTPCh, Daytona 24 Hour Winton 300 FIA WTCC Aust Prod Car Ch James Hardie 12 Hour Porsche Cup Sandown 6 Hr Bathurst 12 Hr Super Prod Series Eastern Creek 12 Hour Aust GT Prod Car Ch Nations Cup Sandown 500 Bathurst 24 Hours Carrera Cup GT3 Cup Challenge Nurburgring 24 Hours PSCRAA Enduro Ch GT3 Challenge Aust GT Ch Bathurst 12 Hour

77-81, 911S (Carrera Clone) 82-85, Carrera RSR 3.0 84, Lola-Chev T 600 85, 935 K3 (Same Owner) 85-89, Various Makes 87, Holden VK SS Group A 87 – 90, 92, Various Makes 91, Toyota Supra 90, 95, 968CS 93, 968CS 93 94, 968CS 94, 968CS 95, 993RSCS 95 – 99, 993 RSCS 00 – 02 996GT3 & GT3 Cup 02, 996GT3 Cup 02 – 03, 996GT3 Cup, 997 GT3 03 – 06, 996GT3 Cup, 997 GT3 08, 996GT3 08, 996 GT3 10 – 12, 996 Cup 13 – 14, 997 GT3 Cup 13 – 15, Audi R8 LMS 15, Audi R8 LMS

Placing 2nd in ‘79, 3rd in ‘80 2nd in ‘85, 3rd in ‘84 1 Round 1 Round 1st x 3, 2nd x 2 1 Round 1st twice, 2nd Twice 1st 1st ‘90 1st 2nd in ‘94 3rd 2nd 1st in’97, 2ndx3,3rd 2ndx1, 3rdx1 4th 3rd x 2 3rdx1,4thx1,6thx1,

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40th Anniversary Run to Rochford Winery Sunday 20th September 2015. Photos: Felix Rieniets

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The Club celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a lunch in the fabulous Rochford amphitheatre. It was truly a marquee event. A wide cross section of members past and present. Over five hundred attendees. 232 Porsches. Please experience the event through the words of the people who were there and these wonderful photos. Tristan De Carro Fittingly the weather gods turned it on for the PCV 40th anniversary, allowing the Porsches to shine in the brilliant sunshine and when combined with the carefully orchestrated parking, provided a visual spectacle. With so many Porsches in attendance (although a representative of the 924 seemed to be lacking) it was a great opportunity to discover cars which I hadn’t seen for years and to drool over others which I had never seen before, with the viola metallic 964 Turbo 3.6 a personal highlight. It was an utter privilege to listen to Will’s speech with regards to the background of the club and its lasting legacy, with the celebration providing the opportunity to catch-up with fellow members I have met through the club, many who I now consider as friends, and to meet new ones. Michael Chapman It was a great pleasure to have attended Rochford Winery to celebrate 40 years of a great club. The display of cars looked fantastic and that was just from our club. Then you start to think back and realise that it was in 1998 that we celebrated Porsche’s 50th Birthday at Chandon. That’s 17 years ago! Then there was 2003, again at Chandon we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of 911. That’s 12 years ago! Where has all that time gone??? On Sunday there were many new faces but also a lot of the old ones. The company was excellent, the food was great and the speeches were just the correct length. Congratulations to all that put a huge amount of effort into making it another truly memorable day. Mark & Sylvia Behan Sometimes an event just goes right, Sunday was one of them. Sylvia and I headed in from the gathering on the Western Ring Road where eighteen cars set out together for Rochford. Of course the weather had done its bit and it was a glorious day, making the relatively short run a real pleasure. Arriving at Rochford, everything was so well organised we just slid into our designated parking and within minutes we were stood around, glass in hand, chatting to fellow club members. Not only drinks but a morning tea of muffins. Then came the excellent food and what a great venue, great background music and all so deceptively easy. One of the best PCV events ever!

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Alvaro Del Gallo and Neil Drew The Gods shone upon the PCV for the 40th Anniversary. What a beautiful Spring morning with a cloudless sky and all these shiny cars arriving. The well organised Ken and Harriet Anson had all run notes ready for distribution. In this 40th year the Club is fortunate to have past Members rejoin after so many years. We welcomed back today Kenneth and Leonie Price, members from 1988, who have been part of the evolution of this great Club. We also welcomed new members Filippe Chiarella and Andrew Smith. The Roads chosen were scenic and busy, but gave us time to take in the lush green Spring atmosphere of farms and vineyards. Ken’s notes scheduled us to arrive at Rochford Winery at 11.15am. We actually arrived at 11.13am. Well done Ken! Michael Dennis I was invited to display my Marine Blue Metallic 930 in the official 40th Anniversary Line-up, to represent the year 1987. This raised the stakes somewhat, as the car had to look its best (a matter of pride of course). And what a day it turned out to be! The briefing at our Hallam meeting point, in glorious Spring sunshine, was conducted by Greg Humphries with efficiency and humour. Robin Humphries then released the 50 odd Porsches in small staggered groups, which resulted in a rather relaxed run over some mildly challenging roads through Clematis, Cockatoo, Gembrook, Hoddles Creek and Woori Yallock. The subdued pace may have also been a psychological response to the fact that all our cars would be on show this day, so unnecessary stone chips, dust and insect strikes were to be avoided if possible. Our arrival at Rochford Winery rammed home the fact that this was no ordinary Sunday run - the scale and logistics were simply staggering. Despite this, CFA volunteers and PCV members, led by our President, efficiently guided the 230 Porsches and 550 members to their designated areas - in our case, squeezing us into the Line-up. While the magnificent Rochford venue, the glorious panorama of Porsches, the efficient catering, the tasteful music from the Jenn Allas Duo, the childrens’ activities,

and of course, Will Darvall’s hilarious history presentation, were all brilliantly successful, it was the amazing camaraderie on the day that impressed us most. From the minute we parked the car, we were virtually overwhelmed by members throughout the day, either catching up, saying hello for the first time, or simply enquiring about the car (one lady, after viewing the 930 from a particular aspect, dubbing it ‘The Kim Kardashian of Porsches’ - priceless). Of course we spent time at our table with members whose company we regularly enjoy (Colin & Julia Anderson, Ray Graham & Sandi Osborne, Paul & Jane Graham and Felix Rieniets), plus Martin & Jill Willis, who had travelled all the way from Perth, not only to attend, but to drive to the event in a 993 they recently sold to Ron Widdison, (it’s a long story). However, equal time was spent wandering around the cars and encountering some wonderful people we had not seen for quite a while. This made us more aware of our own 16 year journey with this great club. It was a rare opportunity to catch up with past Presidents - Paul Stuart, Greg Cook, Noela Semmens, Michael Chapman and Jeff Thomas, particularly Noela, who, as the Club’s Secretary back in 1999, took my phone call and encouraged me to join. Yes this event was for many members a reunion, that in some cases went back 40 years! It was also an absolute triumph for Andrew Bonwick, Carly Pasco and all those members too numerous to mention, who were involved in its organisation.

Will Darvall presented a cracking speech on the history of the Club.


President Andrew Bonwick addresses the members.

New models on display.

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Kerry Reynolds

Michael and Kris Dennis with their 930 Turbo.

Michael and Wendy Browning.

Neil Drew, Roger Randle, Cheryl Randle and Gay Carrigan.

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Story: Will Darvall Photos: Ron Widdison

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1992 Grand Prix White 964 Carrera.


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Ron with his wife Romana and two boys Jack and Max

In this Fabulous 40th Anniversary year, Ron and I are celebrating our 23rd (article) of WIYG? Ron got the idea from the UK GT Porsche Magazine and suggested to Barb and I that he’d like to feature our cars in the Spring ‘09 issue, with us writing the words. Then he asked me to join him in doing the stories in perpetuity, which we have been doing, with only one gap since Issue 1 2010. Appropriately, we considered Ron’s cars this time. As I write this, on October the 9th at 4 PM, his Porsche stable consists of a White 964 and Red and White 993s, all with Black interiors, of course. By the time this mag comes out, it could well be quite different, as they were all too-good-to-pass-up and bought in May, to replace a Red 944 Turbo and the White G Series 3.2 CS, which has gone back to England! An agonising pruning may need to take place, to make some garage room for his Golf GTI daily driver and wife Romana’s 2015 Range Rover Sport, the Real Estate agent’s weapon of choice. Ron studied Graphic Design and pursued photography, taking fashion shots for his mother’s model agency, which led to car photography and wonderful freelance work, travelling all over the place for Wheels, Auto Action, Motor and 4x4 Australia as a staff Motorsport Photographer for ACP Magazines. Along the way, he also gained an Architectural Draughting Diploma. After joining PCV in 2001, he snapped for PP, then edited by Richard Batchelor. Having started Composite Colour in ‘96, Ron progressed from artwork to printing, which he has been doing for PP since early ‘04,

finally becoming Editor as well in ‘09. Now, he also designs and prints the PCWA and PCSA Porsche Club mags and prints the PCQld mag! “How did he get into Porsches?”, I hear you ask. Well, he lived in the same block of town houses as Barb in the early 2000’s, heard a burble as her 1985 3.2 Carrera returned from the track, asked her about it and Porsches, ditched his Rex, bought an ‘89 3.2 Carrera in 2001 and joined PCV. He had a steep learning curve with both the brakes, which involved driving over a traffic island, and the tail happy handling, which involved swapping ends, to finish up looking at the on coming traffic. He owned that car until buying an Iris Blue ‘94 993 in 2007. Next came a beautiful Riviera Blue 968CS, previously owned by many Club members, then the ‘88 UK 3.2 CS and the 944 Turbo. Ron arrived at our joint about 5 months ago, to show off the immaculate ‘92 964, with 155K’s, bought after a failed attempt to rekindle his 993 love affair. This one has bigger rear brakes than earlier models, but no air bags, which came in the last year. Produced during the recession from ‘89-’93 and having always been considered as a disappointment between the popular G Series and the voluptuous 993, it is finally being appreciated and appreciating! It has smoother body lines than the G, with rear coil suspension, aircon, ABS, a 3.6 motor with twin plugs and 260 HP, but a G-like interior, switches and wipers, and increased weight. The rare RS is rocketing up the charts here and in England.

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Shortly after the 964, the ex-Ian Jenkins, Martin and Jill Willis ‘95 Guards red 993 came up for sale, so that had to join the fleet. Having been an A Class winner in Ian’s hands, it has Bilstein race suspension, LSD and an RS clutch, showing 178K’s, with 272 HP, being pre-Varioram. Ron loves it on the track. Then a White ‘96 993, which Ron had been chasing for ages in Qld, finally fell into his arms! What is a feller to do? Buy it, of course. It has done 115K’s, has Varioram, with 285HP and has had an easy life.

So Ron has a terrible problem; they’re all keepers, but there’s no room. While he tosses and turns, the cash register in the garage is making a deafening kaching, further keeping him awake! There are so many forks in the road in life. If Ron hadn’t lived next to Barb and got into Porsches and PCV, he wouldn’t be producing our brilliant Porsche Parade! If I hadn’t bumped into Barb after 20 years, when my Spyder was on display at the 356 Concours, we wouldn’t be married and I wouldn’t be writing stories with my good friend Ron for the rest of my life!

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272HP 1995 Guards Red 993 Carrera with black interior, RS touring body kit, RS clutch, Bilstein race suspension, cargraphic exhaust, LSD, 18 inch Simmon’s wheels with “R” rubber, strut brace, harness bar and race seat with 4 point harness.

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My previous rides

1989 Silver 3.2 Carrera The Cherry: My first Porsche - Daily driver and track car for 5 years and never missed a beat. Same compression when I sold it as when I bought it - what a motor!

1994 Iris Blue 993 The Hoon: Daily driver for the next 5 years. Came with cat bypass pipes and chipped to 300hp! Best sounding car I have ever owned! My mates loved the sound, my wife hated it! Never missed an opportunity to blip the throttle when going through a tunnel or underpass!

1993 Riviera Blue 968 CS M030 The Looker: My track car owned concurrently with the 993. Best handling and prettiest coloured car I have owned.

1988 Grand Prix White 3.2 Club Sport The keeper: The one that got away. The most collectable car I have owned and a great track car. Was offered a price I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t refuse - If only I had waited another year in this market! Still miss this one.

1990 Guards Red 944 Turbo The sleeper: Bang for buck the best Porsche you can still buy today. 250 HP and what rush when the turbo kicks in! Had all the mechanicals done and only did 600kms in the year I owned it due to a new baby on board - then the 964 came along! ISSUE 3, 2015

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I knew I should have stayed in bed after the motel in Moe, in which we sheltered on Saturday night, was nearly washed away overnight, with torrential rain!! Surely it couldn’t get any worse - it did! To retrace my story; I had bought a 2012 “Carrera S” about four weeks earlier to keep my two 944’s company and to indulge a long held desire of mine to own the best sports car in the world, namely the latest iteration of the 911, a 991. On taking delivery and putting it around a few local corners, I decided that I couldn’t wait for a “proper” track day and entered Haunted Hills to try the car out. As I mentioned, after managing not to be washed away overnight, my son-in-law and I arrived at the complex bright and early to be greeted by a very friendly group of Porsche members. I admit to being a member for some time, but this was my first drive with the club and I was very pleasantly surprised to find a couple of people I knew from Targa and other rallies and everyone very welcoming. The weather to put it mildly was lousy, the wind was straight from the Antarctic and blowing a gale. I would have thought that in view of the fact that I live in Ballarat, that this would have been very familiar to me, but no way, Ballarat weather had nothing on this. Enough grumbling. Needless to say the track was very cold and still damp from the overnight downpour, which caught a couple of members by surprise on the first run with two cars off. Both damaged bad enough to bring their day to a close. I trust that repairs are not too serious. I entered the Entrée class and was fortunate to have Mike Herrod accompany me on the track on my first run to learn the twists and turns. Never having been there before, it took me a couple of runs to get the hang of it and to realise that this was a very technical little bit of tarmac and it could bite if not treated with respect. We had three runs each on the short track and then a figure of eight encompassing the rest of the track. I only managed one sighting lap, with Mike on board, for this one, as the weather turned very nasty and I decided to call it a day. I believe that proceedings were stopped shortly after and every one headed off while still in one piece. My 991 did not disappoint, it seemed to enjoy the experience, with the ABS the only interference that I noticed, even with a bit of a rear wiggle coming out of the dip. I must thank all involved in putting on a great day, I am sure that the weather would not normally have deterred members as most of us enjoy a bit of a slippery track to test our skills and cars, but this was a bit too severe and would have been foolhardy when the bad weather set in. The flag marshalls have to be congratulated. They were rescued at one point from a particularly nasty squall and brought back to club rooms to thaw out, well done guys. It was very pleasing to see so many beautiful cars of various years and models, being used as “Mr Porsche” intended. I will be bringing the “black beast” to more Porsche Club events in the future, that’s where it belongs after-all. Results of the day are elsewhere.

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Sunday 16th August 2015

Broadford

Story: Ian van Driel Photos: Ron Widdison Competitors, officials and spectators were all happy to be greeted at Broadford with sunshine and light winds after the icy sub-artic conditions at Haunted Hills a couple of weeks previous. There was a brief overcast period mid-morning that threatened light rain, but none eventuated so it was a completely dry with great track conditions. I think most of us consider Broadford to be a fun little track. It has some challenges that keep the drivers focused, but has a lower attrition rate than Bryant Park, and it’s a lot closer to the city. The last corner coming onto the lower straight can catch drivers out as it tightens up unexpectedly and the exit is blind as you come over a rise. However, I think we learned our lessons previously and I did not notice anyone sliding down the hill as we saw last year a couple of times.

There were a few of the usual spins and squeals during the fist session but nothing serious. Of course no PCV event would be complete without Pete ‘Leyland Brothers’ Matheson doing a bit of off-roading, again demonstrating his utter commitment to driving on the limit, which was rewarded with first place in the ultra-close C class. Mark Chrzanowski placed second with the increasingly reliable and competitive Cam Goodyear edging out the likewise improving Michael O’Brien and Grant Stephenson for third.

We heard at the Drivers Briefing that we were to be joined on track by Super Black Team V8 Supercar driver Andre Heimgartner. He was invited along by Aaron Ireland and it was arranged for him to do a couple of runs in Aaron’s car. He went out in Entree class, so we didn’t get to see how his times compared to us amateurs, but he loved the experience of driving a Porsche at a track that he had never previously driven on. He also really enjoyed the PCV atmosphere and stated that is was much more fun than his V8 Supercar races. I’m sure there is a bit less pressure even though some take club racing pretty seriously. Sadly, fewer of us get to see Andre and his mates drive in the V8’s this year because it is no longer televised free-toair, which, like the dearth of F1 on TV, is to the detriment of motorsport in this country.

In Open class Christian Fitzgerald left it till the second last lap of the day to seal first place with a blinder, 61.243, to overshadow Nick Kanaros and Theo Mihelakos, but it remained close at the end of the day.

The drivers briefing also saw the first controversy of the day: Had the chicane at the end of the back straight been there last year or not? If it wasn’t, then how would the times be adjusted to give the correct number of championship points!!!! A riot almost erupted before the ever-calm Andrew Bonwick stepped in and assured the rabid crowd that the sages of the the competition committee would be able to handle any such eventuality and everything is all relative anyway. This appeared to placate the irrate masses and we all broke up to get stuck into some track action.

The large field of 944 S2s in D class saw a heartwarming 1-2 to son-father combination John and Barry Swan with Garry Voges bringing in third.

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David Trewern won the battle of the 991 GT3s in the GT1 class by an impressive margin and likewise Aaron Ireland took 3 seconds out of his nearest rival in the GT3 class. Phil Trelaor had it all his way in Class A leading by nearly 3.5 seconds to Michale McLaurie who edged out Frank Deak by 0.07 seconds. Class B saw a tight battle go to Richard Thompson for his first PCV win for the year with his impact bumper 3.2 sliding 0.4 faster than the 968 of his close rival Brent Howard.

Overall, a great day of racing, but I’m sure we are all looking forward to journeying to that other famed motorcycle racing venue for the next PCV round: Phillip Island in September!


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Winter Run to Lancefield The appointed meeting place was the BP/ McDonalds servo at Rockbank on the Western Highway and a bright sunny winter’s morning greeted us. When the group assembled for the briefing there were 121 participants, less two who were last heard of going in the wrong direction - maybe Sydney? Alf Carrigan was attempting to sort them out on his “smoking” mobile in his usual dulcet tone! Michael Bailey and Ken Anson were the joint day captains and they gave a briefing of the tour notes and road conditions. Instructions and maps were issued. At least seven new members were welcomed to the club, some from the recent Tasmanian tour, although with such a large number in attendance, it was hard to introduce them all. At 9:30, there was a scramble to set off for the morning tea location of the small town of Clunes. This writer noticed a few cars doing corrective turns here and there as they made their interpretations of the tour notes. By some miracle, all cars seemed to arrive

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on schedule at the Clunes CFA. Morning tea was catered for by the auxiliary volunteers of the CFA in their usual more than pleasant manner. PCV made a customary donation to the CFA to help with the purchase of equipment for which we were duly thanked. There were some lovely driving roads onwards to Yandoit, then a “trick” left turn corner marked in the notes as C318 when it was actually the C316. This provided a lot of laughter and cheers when the “lost” arrived about twenty minutes late for the start of lunch. Glen Erin Winery near Lancefield provided was a very convivial atmosphere for the Porsche Club lunch. After the hilarity of the arrival of the “lost”, lunch proceeded in the usual manner! Some people who had drawn a lucky number received a bottle of wine. Michael made a point of interest of what goes into co-ordinating a major Club Run such as this one. From the initial idea of what club members like on their run, to have roads with diversity being a must, followed by a suitable loop from the starting point to a halfway

point, usually a CFA station that is about 100kms and capable of conducting morning tea. Then the lunch venue should be a further 100km or so over some more challenging roads. The lunch venue needs to be able to fully cater for special diets and the need for timely service so that members can get back home in reasonable time. Next, the whole run needs to be mapped out and timed, then notes printed. Lastly, there is a final run of the whole course with a further checkout of the venue. The point being made was that a lot of effort and time goes into organising Club runs. If there is anyone amongst you who would like to conduct a run such as this Winter Run, the Social Committee would love to hear from you. The afternoon drew to a close about 3:30pm and most participants departed then for the return journey as Melbourne was only about fifty minutes away. The weather was good to us being the winter run. In summary we enjoyed a bright sunny day, good roads, good company and good cars.


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Sunday, 13th September

Phillip Island Story: Michael McLaurie Photos: Ron Widdison The last competition day for Phillip Island this year managed a near record turnout, which ensured a full day of great motor sport. Coupled with this the favourable weather gods visited us and a regularity event in celebration of PCV’s 40th Anniversary was added to the day’s activities. The club hired in Motorsport Marshaling Team to provide marshaling services for the sessions in the afternoon, which allowed more running time for all and gave the opportunity for 2 of our PCV marshals to participate in the regularity event. The regularity event was a new initiative and received some really positive feedback from those that participated, 28 cars drove in the event. The sprint resulted in records being broken and PB’s being set, coupled with very close competition in most classes. 82 entrants drove in the sprint sessions. Open class, saw Rick Mensa break the 2 year standing track record by 0.393 seconds. Aaron Ireland and John Swan both secured PB’s. John by a massive +1.508 seconds and Aaron clipped 0.059 from his best. Open Class saw Rick Mensa lead the group with a 94.659 second lap, 2nd Michael Vati 96.755 and 3rd Theo Mihelakos 97.069. M1 Class was won by Bob Hawker with a 104.271 second lap, 2nd James Mason 109.789. Luke Fitt lead M2 Class home doing a 109.882 lap in his big engine Boxster, 2nd was Dad, Bryan Fitt in 111.883. GT1 Class saw Kees Van Ek set a new lap record for this class at 113.199, followed by 2nd Sally-Anne Hains in 113.318. GT2 Class had only one entry, but James Papas did a very respectable 106.437 Aaron Ireland won GT3 Class in 104.321, Peter Harrison 2nd in 105.916 and Tony Carolan 3rd in 108.352. In A Class, 2nd to 4th places were very tight with 3 drivers being split by only 0.612 seconds. 1st was Phil Treloar in 106.941, 2nd Mike Mclaurie in 111.373 and 3rd Andrew Goulsbra in 111.504. B Class was won by Brent Howard in 110.709, followed by Bill Sevastas in 2nd at 111.095 and Richard Thompson 3rd in 111.574.

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C Class was a close tussle between good friends Mark Chrzanowski and Grant Stephenson, with Mark at 113.242 leading Grant home with a time of 114.740. Michael O’Brien came in 3rd in 116.825. In D Class John Swan did an outstandingly good lap of 110.072 seconds to win and significantly lower the lap record, with Rodney Gordon 2nd in 115.465 and Richard Batchelor 3rd in 116.583. We had 2 PCSA visitors who had done the long drive over to join us on the day. One of these guys, Marc Kovacic, ended up in winning the 30 minute regularity that was held at the end of the day. 2nd in this event was Tony Carolan, with a tie for third place between myself, Michael McLaurie and Darren Jones. My reward was obviously getting to write this article. Last but not least a big thank you for the tireless efforts of all the marshals, officials, and other support staff who spend countless hours on a voluntary basis which enables us to get out and pursue our driving passion.


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Regularity Results CompetitorName, Car #

Goal %

Driven

Laps ^

Breakout Penalty Bonus

291

115

31.3

60.7%

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19

Tony Carolan

40

112

32.1

59.1%

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19

Michael McLaurie

90

118

30.5

55.7%

16

1

2

17

Darren Jones

35

118

30.5

55.7%

17

3

3

17

Bill Toohey

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125

28.8

55.6%

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1

2

16

Josef Smith

87

123

29.3

54.7%

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Bob Hawker

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33.3

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Aaron Ireland

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108

33.3

54.0%

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18

Michael O'Brien

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121

29.8

53.8%

16

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16

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120

30.0

53.3%

16

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16

Daniel Reynolds

27

120

30.0

53.3%

16

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16

Peter Harrison

21

110

32.7

51.9%

17

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17

Carlo Fasolino

94

132

27.3

51.3%

14

-

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Colin Anderson

81

123

29.3

51.3%

16

Philip Cox

63

123

29.3

51.3%

15

-

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15

Garry Saber

56

123

29.3

51.3%

15

-

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15

Richard Thompson

20

115

31.3

51.1%

16

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16

Brent Howard

68

115

31.3

51.1%

16

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16

Sally-Anne Hains

95

122

29.5

50.8%

15

-

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15

Greg Keays

37

130

27.7

50.6%

14

-

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Mark Behan

58

140

25.7

50.6%

14

3

2

13

Grant Stephenson

50

120

30.0

50.0%

16

6

5

15

Jake Parsons

89

122

29.5

47.4%

16

3

1

14

Bruce Pollard

76

124

29.0

44.8%

16

5

2

13

Darien Herreen

9

124

29.0

37.9%

16

7

2

11

Rodney Gordon

97

120

30.0

36.7%

16

5

Mark Chrzanowski

18

120

30.0

33.3%

16

8

2

10

124

131

27.5

18.2%

15

11

1

5

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Story & Photos: Richard Batchelor

Goodwood 60th Anniversary Moss, Rossi and Bell star at Goodwood Festival of Speed. . . and a 2.4S sells for $840k!

Indeed a nice 911 2.4S but is it really worth $840,000? This year Goodwood celebrated the 60th anniversary of the epic victory by Stirling Moss and the late Denis Jenkinson in the Mille Miglia – 1600kms on Italian country roads in slightly over 10 hours. In 1955! Mercedes don’t do things by halves and brought seven of the eight remaining 300SLR race cars to the event, including the Moss car no. 722, and a couple of W196 grand prix cars from 1955. Sir Stirling demonstrated ‘722’ and a grand prix car. He is now quite frail, needing a couple of people to lift him into the cockpit, but drove with his usual skill. Remarkably, one of Moss’s team mates from that Mille Miglia, Hans Hermann, also demonstrated the 300SLR he drove in the race. A vast array of current and historic cars and bikes attacked the hill climb, including Nico Rosberg in a 2013 Mercedes F1 car who demonstrated why these V8 screamers are more popular than the current F1 hybrids. In the paddock it was ‘spot the star’, among them Sir Jackie Stewart, Kimi Raikkonen, Brian Redman, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Steve Soper, Richard Attwood, Emanuele Pirro, Roberto Moreno, Richard Petty, Jochen Mass and Rene Arnoux. 54

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Porsche factory driver Brendon Hartley demonstrated the travel stained Porsche 919 which won Le Mans two weeks previously. Hartley hails from NZ and looks about 16 but is actually 25. He started racing karts at age six! Before demonstrating the brutal looking 919 Hartley was interviewed along with five times Le Mans winner Derek Bell, who achieved four of his victories driving Porsches. This year Goodwood specially honoured Bell who had his first race drive at the track (he won). Bell demonstrated a Porsche 962C and a number of other cars he raced were there, including a Surtees F1 car driven by John Surtees himself. Three times Le Mans winner Benoit Treluyer also demonstrated the latest Audi Le Mans weapon and Toyota’s current Le Mans car took to the track. Fresh from his last corner pass for victory in the Dutch TT the previous day, Valentino Rossi wowed the huge crowd on the Sunday. On the charismatic multiple MotoGP champion’s first ride up the hill he did a 160km/h wheel stand as he went past Goodwood House! Rossi also provided some entertaining interviews and showed a keen interest in cars, driving the 1991 Le Mans winning Mazda 787B up the hill, a Porsche

962C and a Group B Lancia Delta S4, which he described as “a dream come true.” Other bike aces at Goodwood included Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer, John Surtees, Kenny Roberts, Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read and Isle of Man legend John McGuiness. Apart from a brief shower the weather was perfect all weekend. FTD was taken by Olly Clark in his 780hp Subaru ‘Gobstopper 2’ – check out his run on YouTube - but Nick Heidfeld’s long standing course record in a McLaren-Mercedes was not threatened. An auction of classic cars was held at Goodwood. Reinforcing our editor’s comments in the last Porsche Parade about skyrocketing prices of air cooled 911s, a 1973 Porsche 911S made 393,500 pounds (about $A840,000), which has to be a new record for the model and illustrates the current mania.


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The 2015 Le Mans winning Porsche 919 is readied for an ascent of the hill.

Derek Bell still owns his former company car (a 924 Carrera GTS) and his son drove it at Goodwood.

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Re-Launch of Cayenne and Macan Register. Cayenne and Macan Register

Welcome to the 2015 Re-Launch of the Porsche Club of Victoria’s Cayenne and Macan Register. Our primary aim is to maximise the enjoyment of Porsche owners in a safe and friendly environment whilst increasing the profile of Porsche throughout the community. We strive to continue making PCV the best Porsche club in Australia and the Cayenne and Macan register in particular the most fun. To achieve this we are planning a number of exciting events across the greater Melbourne area consisting of Runs, Driver Training, Track Days and Community events. All events will be offered firstly to Cayenne and Macan owners then opened up to the rest of the PCV’s registers. Of course if we get a lot of demand for any of our events we will always make every effort to include all Porsche owners. Cayenne and Macan owners will have the opportunity of enjoying their precision machines on some of Melbourne’s best driving roads in a safe and supervised manner including the Great Ocean & Great Alpine Roads. Runs will be mostly held on weekends with the occasional overnight

and mid-week run included from time to time based on demand. In addition to the thrill of driving your Porsche on some of the region’s most rewarding roads you’ll also be discovering some of Victoria’s most sought after attractions at the destination of your drive, including: Wineries (Yarra Valley, Gippsland, Mornington, Geelong, Macedon); Food (Gourmet lunches, Markets, Cheese making, High teas, Food competitions); Sports Events (Races, Motor shows, Polo, Vintage Motorclassicas, Phillip Island); Nature and Wildlife Reserves (Healesville, 12 Apostles, Goldfields, High country) and of course the Spas (many great Spas within 2hrs of Melbourne in all directions). 2 great new additions to the 2015 relaunch of the Cayenne and Macan register are Driver Training and Track Days to help owners get the most out of their incredible vehicles safely. We will be organizing both off-road and on-road driver training at one of 3 locations: the Melbourne 4x4 Training & Proving Grounds in Werribee, Sandown Racecourse and the Australian Automotive

Research Centre outside Geelong. *Based on demand we will also look at organizing track days for Cayenne and Macan owners at Haunted Hills, Broadford, Phillip Island and Sandown. We will also endeavour to have a representative from Porsche Centre Brighton driving a new Cayenne or Macan with us on all Runs to provide both dealer support and to answer any Porsche related questions. Additionally representatives from companies that produce complimentary products or services to Porsche may be invited (e.g.: RACV, CAMS, Pirelli, Dutton, Fitzgerald, Weltmeister etc...). Lastly a simple to use free Apple and Android App may be offered to Cayenne and Macan owners containing the Register’s relevant information including calendar and event registration links. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your Porsche at our first event.

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Story: Rowan Burnett Photos: Garry Saber

Run to the RACV Resort Inverloch Turbo & Modern 911 Registers Sunday 23rd August, 2015

watch the daily milking, but nevertheless enjoyed the scenery and displays the farm had to offer. At the morning coffee stop one of the Boxster drivers on the run without a co-driver asked why the white 930 Turbo he followed was driving under the speed limit. We found that the Turbos analogue speedo was being calibrated using a GPS app, which showed the 100kmh on the 30 year old speedo as only 90kmh across the ground. The Boxster driver chose to follow a different car for the 2nd half of the run! 23rd of August saw the Mod 911 & Turbo Registers join force to participate in a run with a difference to the RACV Resort in lnverloch. Armed with the new standard format for PCV Register Runs which included clear and concise notes with directional signals, our 31 participants headed south east through the beautiful townships of Cora Lynn and Bayles. Morning tea was at the renowned Caldermeade Farm and Cafe on the South Gippsland Hwy, where we all enjoyed the freshly brewed coffee and home-made delicacies. We were too late to

Departing Caldermeade Farm, we headed towards Leongatha and the challenging roads of Kongwak before heading to Inverloch and our lunch destination at the RACV Resort. With an imposing panoramic view across Bass Strait the Resort is absolutely first class. Members enjoyed a magnificent well-priced buffet luncheon with great service and the beautiful mild weather made the Resort a really enjoyable experience for all. For many the highlight of the buffet was the extensive selection of dessert options, which saw many of the drivers and co-drivers visiting the dessert section more than once before relaxing over coffee. Brent Howard had the honour of drawing the raffle and presenting bottles of wine to the winners who vowed to return on the next Register run. Following lunch and speeches, our drivers made their way home along various routes with a promise to return for more in the near future. A great day had by all without the boys in blue keeping a lookout for us!

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Story: Story by Angelo Monteleone Photos: Tony Federico

Run to Soumah Estate Torque Tube Register Sunday 23rd August, 2015

Mocapot in Balwyn seems to attract all sorts especially when it’s a crisp Sunday spring morning and 22 Porsches show up for a morning debrief. Surprisingly for a Melbourne August day it was quite pleasant and even good enough for the convertibles to remove their roofs for the run to Soumah in the Yarra valley. With hot coffee in our bellies and maybe the odd muffin, we performed the morning run ritual of formalities to introduce a few new members to the Torque Tube team, Richard Hurst in his 944 S2 CAB, and Stev/Glen in their borrowed 928 (don’t believe his father in-law knows it’s missing yet). Wayne and Tilly also promised no breakdowns this time in his 928 GTS. After warning our 22 cars about speed cameras thru Templestowe, the almost 1st causality was Brett Varga with a lock-up at Porter St red light camera, with everyone behind doing a concertina dance to avoid his rear. Phew! Good brakes. First leg of the run, we directed our vehicles towards the twists and turns of Kinglake State Forest. The road conditions were superb this morning as we enthusiastically accelerated through the hilly landscapes, narrow roads and single lane bridge crossings. The roads were

occupied by the occasional cluster of a peloton or church goers at the local parish. My Co-pilot was very ambitious with his photography keen to get a backward shot by strapping himself backwards in the seat to capture those sweeping bend shots - good work Tony Federico. Our first stop, the good old Flying Tarts was buzzing with Harleys, which were departing as we arrived, must be co-incidence. Wayne StBaker was gracious enough to park his ice blue Aston Martin Vantage outside to allow room for the club cars - thanks Wayne. Everyone was warned not to have too much coffee as the next stage thru the Toolangi forest had more twists than a corkscrew rollercoaster. Brett and Carlo were first off the mark roaring out of the car park like madmen to get the jump on us and closely followed by the turbo 944 of Nigel Watson. Unfortunately this meant a few of us got lost with wrong turns, no names (Doukas!) and lead a few cars astray but no matter, they all caught up at Dixons creek again to join the procession to Soumah. Our Arrival at the winery was met with wine tasting on the outdoor area. Our Host Brett Butcher gave us an excellent insight into the many grape varietals from Eastern France to Northern Italy including their speciality “SAVARO” that is only grown on the Soumah Estate.

We all have a good laugh when we asked the meaning of Soumah? To which the host replied “South of Maroondah” of course. What a typical portmanteau response for a Yarra Valley winery. With our palettes satisfied with a good selection of wine tasting we staggered inside for a lunch selection of local produce of platters and mains with house baked bread and olive oils . Our gracious host kindly agreed to donate a magnum of Savaro wine to the winner of the winery staff pick of best car provided it was a Torque Tube register car only. Sorry Frank your yellow Cayman GTS was disqualified. Unbeknownst to us, there seemed to be a bit of horse trading going on behind the scenes as the winners, Mark Dempsey and Kathryn Steenson with their white 944S2 Cab were seen loading two dozen of the estate’s finest in their trunk later on. Uhmm OK congratulations to them. Another successful Torque Tube run down for the year. Special mention goes to a few people, Frank Deak for attending on crutches and driving paddle all day and Brett Varga for recommending Soumah. Myself and Co-captain Ivan Romanic are looking forward to continuing our commitment to the Torque Tube and its members into 2016.

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Story: Vickie Morris Photos: Peter Cromie & George Nichas

Run to Pitruzzello Estate Early and Mid 911 Registers Sunday 9th August 2015

I saw all the overly impressive Porsches parked at Maccas. I was struck by the plethora of pigments. David and Jill’s Arena Red 1996 993S, Rafael and Donna had brought Dietfried’s green twin, Rob’s Venetian Blue 1988 911 3.2 Carrera – adding a splash of colour amongst the classic greys, whites and blacks. I should mention Wayne and Lindsay’s Glacial Blue CAR (make I can’t disclose in a Porsche Magazine) added to the whimsical palette. Ken Anson put the kiss of death on this article when he voiced I would be penning it and my inaugural story a year ago was “fantastic”. Like the dreaded awaited second album syndrome I warn you in advance I may take some artistic license or a new literate style that may disappoint some. I was very much looking forward to this run despite the antagonism of a scratchy raw throat and cold/ flu like symptoms I experienced the night before. I was not going to miss it due to some bacteria raining on my parade. I woke prior to my alarm at 0800 and eagerly prepared Dietfried (my 1990 Black 964 Cabriolet for those who have not yet been introduced) and myself for the day; - Nurofen Zavance and Strepsils – check - Gaffer tape for any type of repair – check - CDs to counteract dreary radio – check - Sunglasses for possible sun – wishful, but check anyway - Quick exterior cleanliness inspection – check but barely passable. I live in Chadstone so the hour drive to the meeting point in Plenty was a considerable challenge at 0830 on a Sunday morning. Nevertheless the warm up was rewarded when 60

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No Mc Donald’s coffee for me as it usually ends up in a dire situation ie do I stop and pee and potentially lose my spot in the convoy hence get hopelessly lost OR have an accident of a very embarrassing kind in Dietfried. No brainer – wait till morning tea. After a quick morning catch up, succinct briefing in the car park and a slightly wondrous question from Sylvia (“Where is University Drive?”) the Register Run made tracks! Note to self …

don’t follow Mark and Sylvia in the Blue / Black Boxster. I always get a little surge of adrenalin when starting a run. Whether that be from the sheer delight of finally being part of a marvellous club or part of the spectacle of so many beautiful Porsches pulling out of a meeting place or the sheer terror of getting caught at the lights by myself thus having to drive AND navigate to Morning Tea, is not clear. Nevertheless it’s a positive feeling of being alive! The first 20kms took us on some fairly straightforward country roads accompanied by quaint country views and one very slow set of lights on Main Hurstbridge Rd. The dry conditions had invited every type of wheeled machine out for a Sunday Cruise. Many Harleys, other motorbikes and cyclists were occupying asphalt. Dodging cyclists became par for the course for most of the morning. Ken had highlighted this on the run


navigating passenger isn’t always the advisable thing to do.

notes so I wasn’t too perturbed. Better them than me - way too much energy required. I hadn’t taken this route before so it was interesting to pass through Arthur’s Creek and the Growling Frog Golf Course (didn’t hear any). I’ll admit I missed Yan Yean Reservoir. Much too focussed on the road. Thanks to the run notes I didn’t bottom out over any rail crossings or bridges. 73km brought us to a T intersection. Run notes stated “Caution. Known Police Presence”. Sylvia must have distracted Mark with this fact as he almost went up the back of Murray and Sharon in the green Carrera. Obviously Mark’s quick response time coupled with the automotive prowess of his Boxster avoided a potential club riff. 83 Plenty k’s away (do you like what I did there?) we descended upon The Wine Hub. Incident report – collisions 0, Road Kill 4 (2 wombats – one sporting a fluorescent pink cross, 1 small kangaroo and something too flat to identify), Burnt out vehicles – 1 late 70s BMW – I think). As I pulled in to the carpark I remembered PCV had been here previously. I love this place. Brian is so enthusiastic and was over the moon to have us again. If he wasn’t he should really consider acting. The Wine Club is very comfortable and inviting, quite efficient and does the best dessert spread I know. Caramel slice, mint slice, cheesecake, mudcake, rocky road, flans, apricot slice….sweets I haven’t even dreamed of were enjoyed. Brooke and Pam busily attended to coffee fixes for approximately 26 club members while Brian announced the door prize winner. I should mention the vast numbers of wines available too. On any other day when not driving I would happily indulge. Perhaps Polina could invite me around to her place to sample her raffle win – a 93point Shiraz – when she’s not driving her little boy Michael around in her 2009 911. After what seemed like a very quick mass exodus – had to neck my coffee – 16 exquisite beasts took to the second leg of the run. I was following Aggie and John in their 1987 Purple 911 Cabriolet. The first time I had followed them in a run. Possibly the last. Fuelled by sugar and caffeine, basking in the sun that had almost come out, admiring a few blue sky patches and rolling green pastures the occupants of the Purple Porsche mindlessly drove along the smooth tar for two kms past the Darraweit Valley Rd Turn off. I blissfully followed. We pulled onto the side of the road at about 96km and debated the possibility of missing a turn. Aside and please bear with me ……. Miraculously and/ or ironically my bacteria friends had left my party for the time being and joined their friends in Clair’s body. I am glad she fought the little critters for the day because like a knight in shining armour galloping on a white horse she appeared in the distance in the crisp White 993 (the equivalent of 285 horses give or take) with driver Peter to guide us in the right direction. Apparently following a car that has a

I’m not sure if this turn off could have been more obvious. Apparently there was a very large grey Kangaroo here too directing traffic. “Windier” roads provided very enjoyable performance testing opportunities. Checked 6000rpm on Dietfried. Not sure if that was luck, talent, or a mistake but it felt good anyway. Understandably Kerrie Rd and Kerrie Valley Rd could be easily confused….and was. Once again I found myself following the Purple 911 on a dirt road to nowhere, certainly not Hesket. To our credit we figured we were on the wrong path quickly and corrected our journey en route to Woodend with only a couple of hundred metres added to the odometer. Made for an added arithmetic challenge whilst driving. Nice to see “Morris Rd” at the 50 km mark. Must have been a “sign” – poor but writer’s “licence” – they just keep coming – I crack me up. Impressive architectural sights greeted drivers around Mt Macedon. Futuristic abodes standing side by side with buildings of a classic era. John and Tania kindly waited for disoriented club members in their white ’89 911 Targa. Little did we know that at least 5 of us would regroup around 65kms thanks to the slowest tourist driver in a little blue something. Literally put the brakes on. Even slower than the silver 4wd in Woodend. At least he/she pulled to the side after 1km. In contrast PCV members were approached in the next few km toward Sunbury by an oncoming bright orange Lotus, a black Lamborghini and more Harleys. Had they already visited our lunch destination? Was driving fine machinery a pre requisite for Pitruzzello Estate patrons? Converging onto Pitruzzello the sheer size of the building struck me. A contemporary box shaped structure with large wooden, glass and metal panels surrounded by its (hopefully) fruitful olive grove and vineyard. PCV occupied the Olive Bar Room, one of 5 function rooms and that’s not including the Restaurant and Cafe. Our room was airy and light with beautiful afternoon “sun” streaming in from the large grid windows. Pitruzzello Manager Olga invited us to taste the olives and olive oil produced on the estate that was presented on numerous sample plates along two long smartly set tables. Everyone concurred the olives were extremely tasty. After a short period of post run mingling accompanied by beverages of choice we took our seats. I saw this as an opportunity to get the PCV Wine Appreciation Club’s review on the offerings. White was a popular choice with the ladies. Donna rated the Chardonnay a smiley face. Harriet preferred the Chardonnay over the Sauvignon Blanc which Lindsay and Clair described as “Wet” although Clair advised the accuracy of her elaborate review may be tarnished by the copious amounts of cold and flu remedies she’d consumed. The sparkling red was “Sweet” according to Aggie but the Shiraz elicited most enthusiasm - Dean noting cherries, oak and “very drinkable”.

served alternate lunch plates of succulent steak (that Mark reeeallly enjoyed twice) or stuffed chicken breast both plated with creamy mash, roast pumpkin and sliced carrots. Garden salad was optional. Unbeknownst to club members Olga and her team were choosing their favourite Porsches in the car park while we were dining. Dean was on a winning streak taking out runner up for his Agate Grey 2015 981 Cayman. A 2012 sweet white for his pride and joy. First prize ….drum roll please….. Murray Pivac received an elegantly presented Duo box of 2012 Sweet Red and Sweet White which just goes to show if you put the effort in and polish your Forest Green 1988 911 3.2 Carrera before a register run you will be rewarded. The end of the day was approaching so what better way to prepare for one of two suggested routes back to Melbourne than with a sugar load. Rich tiramisu and decadent strawberry cheesecake were served. Members consumed their simply scrumptious delights and slowly departed the venue. Hopefully we hadn’t scared off our new members Paul Sbrissa and Karen Bentley, who brought his 1979 Black 911 SC, from future events. Perhaps George & Michelle (occupants of the red 1980 911 SC) can flick them a few of their day’s photos to encourage them to future events. Those more inquisitive of us decided to peruse the restaurant/ cafe area where Olga pointed out the olives were for sale along with numerous other delectable treats – cheese, pickled vegetables, olives oils and sensational wines. Aggie and I may have purchased a few of the abovementioned. As I pulled out of the carpark leaving Ken and Harriets’ Silver 1981 911 SC 3.0 Targa in the distance I decided to take Tullamarine home rather than go via Keilor east. Quite frankly I don’t know where Keilor east is. Sunbury was pleasantly busy. Somehow I missed the M80 turnoff and ended up in Moonee Ponds then travelled through the city and past the MCG where I encountered the Footy Crowd dregs. Chapel St wasn’t a good choice either, as the police had blocked off a sizeable chunk of it and were detouring drivers. Maybe Dietfried didn’t want to end a fabulous day. After all, I truly believe there is nothing better than being lost in a Porsche.

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Run to Galli Winery, Rockbank Boxster / Cayman Register Sunday 2nd August 2015

As usual, the run began at McDonalds for the Boxster/Cayman register to meet and greet on what was to become an excellent day for all. This time, the meeting point was Doncaster and, due to the popularity of the event, we were split into 2 groups of 10 cars each for the journey. The cars were all well-presented and sparkling on a cool but sunny Sunday.

extensive. One wine that took our fancy was the 2013 Schitt Creek Shiraz. Couldn’t forget that one! However, it was a little early in the day to begin a wine tasting, but Brian’s raffle of a bottle of his favourite red was a nice gesture. It was a good thing that no one started a sampling, as a booze bus started to set up for the day on the road opposite the shop as we sipped our coffee.

Three new members were introduced to the PCV. Stephen and Tracey Lofthouse and Prakash Narula are welcome additions to the club. Congratulations on joining our very active register.

The next group arrived and this triggered an exodus of the first group to allow seating within the venue. Our journey continued through Romsey into Gisborne. The roads were wide and the views of the undulating countryside could only be described as outstanding.

Following the briefing by Wayne St.Baker, the first group of 10 cars took off and we drove through some of the most beautiful countryside Victoria has to offer. Warrandyte, Research, King Lake, Arthur’s Creek and Whittlesea can only be described as picturesque with their rolling hills and dales. The roads we took were winding, sometimes narrow, but in excellent condition and an absolute joy to travel. We arrived in Wallan for our morning tea and were greeted by Brian May, the jovial owner of The Wallan Wine Hub. What a delightful venue this was. The coffee was hot and the presentation and selection of cakes were amazing. This business is the local wine cellar and Brian’s selection of local and Yarra Valley wines is 62

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The main street of Gisborne was abuzz with locals attending the local market and the traffic through the town was chaotic and congested. It was great to see a thriving community enjoying the sunshine and ambience of the day. Well done Gisborne! The roads between Melton, Toolern Vale and Diggers Rest were essentially flat, country byways and this allowed us to enjoy our Porsches. We arrived at Galli Winery, Rockbank and were directed to the back car park, exclusive to PCV members. In all, 20 cars would be guided to that area…a wonderful sight to see all the cars together.

Galli Winery is a modern style, somewhat eclectic and large venue, specialising in catering for large functions and groups. Our register occupied 3 tables to accommodate the 35 members. We overlooked the car park (and sea of Porsches) to the vineyard and undulating lands beyond. Through the day, we certainly attracted some interest, as many patrons strolled through the car park looking attentively at the cars on display. We were greeted warmly and the service through the day was spot on. The staff that looked after us were smiling and attentive to our needs. The meals could only be described as enormous in their portion size and the quality of food was extremely good. After the main course, we gathered for a group photo on the outdoor balcony and Wayne conducted the raffle of wines. It was great that all our new members won prizes. We went back to our tables for dessert and coffee etc and the day gradually wound up. The way back to Melbourne was easy to navigate and, on reflection, this winter run could only be described as “first rate”. We are confident that all had a great day, enjoying their cars and the social interaction. Thanks to Wayne and Lindsay St.Baker for organising such a great day.


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Story: Brett Varga Photos: Garry Saber

Big-Day-Out for a Parma at the Brewery Mid Week Run 29 July 2015

Garry Saber had once again sorted great weather for 25 cars and 36 participants to head out on a mid week run. The line up of cars was impressive in numbers and models! A 997 GT2 and GT3, in a mix of 911s spanning 991, 997, 996, 964, etc etc as well as front and mid engine Porsches, a light blue Aston and Lovely Mark1 E Type Jag made a long line of mouth watering cars! Sorry to the owners but I can never remember who is in what car a day after the drive. We met at McDonalds Mulgrave and almost filled the car park with our vehicles. There was more than a few tradies going through the drive through ogling the collection of Porsches! Caffeine hits all round and we headed out towards Emerald. Pretty soon the group of cars was split up as some were caught at traffic lights in Wellington Rd. Traffic lights aside we made good progress through the outer Melbourne suburbs and onto the very enjoyable corners of the C412 Road to Gembrook. While the roads were a little damp in places, the sky was clear and the air had that lovely damp forest smell. The next right onto Parkinsons Road was tricky to spot and we all slowed to a crawl looking for the turn. I noticed a curious look in my rear vision mirror from a mum in a large SUV who had turned onto the road behind me. Clearly, she was wondering why a group of 911s (I was behind a GT3 and another 997) were slowing her progress on an almost empty country road. A few kilometres down the road we took the C425. We had about 40km of winding roads from 25 – 80km corners (recommended speeds) where we all really enjoyed the sublime handling of our cars. Following a GT3 is epic visually but also aurally. I turned off the stereo to take in the 64

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crackle and pop of the engine. Just awesome! The road surface was pretty good, although sitting behind the GT3 it is clear the spring rates are pretty stiff compared to my stock 997. I was sitting comfortably as we traversed various bumps in the road. Watching the back of the GT3 it looks like the road had big bumps as the back end bounced and squirmed. The Red Parrot Café, Noojee opened specially for us and we enjoyed a coffee and pit stop. Our cars lined both sides of the small street and it really was great to see the entire group of cars together again. Next was the Mt Baw Baw tourist road, C426 and Willow Grove Road C465. These roads were equally as fun as the earlier roads and the run notes were excellent. There were few other cars out so we all enjoyed a comfortable pace without needing to do much overtaking on the back roads. I love route notes for the: “Warning- watch for holes, rough surface ….” but to “watch for lyrebirds” that’s not the norm. I watched but didn’t see any - maybe next time. The sweeping corners of the C469 into Mirboo North were a great way to chill out after a pretty exciting morning. Cars parked in front and up the street from the Grand Ridge Brewery where everyone enjoyed a good old pub meal for lunch. I can’t wait for the next Mid Week Run - where to next Garry?


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1991 Allan Barbour 1997 Danny Loypur 1992 Wayne Camamile 1998 Matthew Stoupas 1993 Ian Begley 1999 John Woodward 1994 Richard Eldridge 2000 Greg Muller 1995 Mark Connolly 2001 Greg Muller 1996 Callum McClue 2002 Theo Mihelakos 1997 Stuart Jackson 2003 Greg Muller 1998 Matthew Stoupas 2004 Jon Trende 1999 Lyle Potgieter 2005 Lyle Potgieter 2000 David Lawson 2006 Don Tryhorn 2001 Jon Trende 2007 Stewart Lachlan Hall of Fame 2002 Benjamin Faggeter 2008 Stewart Lachlan 2003 Jeffery Bobik & Cameron Cox 2009 Matthew Stoupas Graham Stockley 2004 Hung Do 2010 Stewart Lachlan Bruce Harris 2005 Matthew Kirwan-Hamilton 2011 Peter Fitzgerald Michael Browning 2006 Simon Baxter 2012 Peter Fitzgerald Jim Richards 2007 David Trewern 2013 Bob Hawker Peter Fitzgerald 2008 Bob Hawker 2014 Peter Fitzgerald Matthew Stoupas 2009 Aaron Ireland Rex Broadbent Ladies Championship 2010 Nick Karnaros & John Swan Mark Chrzanowski 2011 Simon Dunn 1984 Ann Tyson 2012 Stan Bougadakis & Melanie Treloar Presidents 1985 Ann Tyson 2013 Brett Helmers 1986 Ann Tyson 1975 Michael Stillwell 1987 Ann Tyson Club Champions 1976 Michael Stillwell 1988 Ann Tyson 1977 Roger James 1976 Bruce Harris 1989 Brenda Moore 1978 Ken Foo 1977 Bruce Harris 1990 Jill Willis 1979 Kerry Reynolds 1978 Kevin Jarman 1991 Suzy Versluys 1980 John Benson 1979 Bruce Harris 1992 Ava Balodis 1981 John Benson 1980 Bruce Harris 1993 Ava Balodis 1982 Graeme Redman 1981 Graham Stockley 1994 Delyce England 1983 Graeme Redman Stephen White 1995 Aranka Figge 1984 John King 1982 Graham Stockley 1996 Aranka Figge 1985 John King 1983 Bruce Harris 1997 Aranka Figge 1986 John King 1984 Ric Hallgren 1998 Aranka Young 1987 John King 1985 Peter White 1999 April Houghton 1988 Michael Browning 1986 Dennis O'Keefe 2000 April Houghton 1989 Graham Stockley Jill Willis 1987 Ed Aitken 2001 1990 Graham Stockley Aranka Young 1988 Ken Price 2002 1991 Graham Stockley 2003 Aranka Young 1989 Rex Broadbent 1992 Graham Stockley 2004 Aranka Young 1990 Danny Loypur 1993 John King 2005 Aranka Young 1991 Bruce Harris 1994 Adrian Evans 2006 Aranka Young 1992 Ojars Balodis 1995 Adrian Evans 2007 Aranka Young 1993 Ed Aitken 1996 Cris Camamile 1994 Richard Eldridge 1997 Cris Camamile Club Member of the Year 1995 Matthew Harris 1998 Paul Stuart 1996 Paul Stuart 1999 Paul Stuart 1980 Ian Nadenbousch 1997 Bruce Young 2000 Greg Cook 1981 Max Errington Michael Herrod 2001 Greg Cook 1998 1982 Graeme Andrews 1999 Sven Burchartz 2002 Noela Semmens 1983 Dianna Foo 2000 Theo Mihelakos 2003 Ian Knight 1984 Daryl Louey 2001 Theo Mihelakos 2004 Ian Knight 1985 Barbara Clearihan 2002 Theo Mihelakos & Ian Jenkins 2005 Michael Chapman 1986 Graham Stockley 2003 Sven Burchartz & Mark Chrzanowski 2006 Michael Chapman 1987 (No award) 2004 Matthew Stoupas 2007 Jeff Thomas 1988 (No award) 2005 Mark Chrzanowski 2008 Jeff Thomas 1989 Egidia Woodhouse 2006 Simon Baxter & Mark Chrzanowski 2009 Ian Jenkins 1990 Paul Mauger 2007 Mark Chrzanowski & Matthew Stoupas 2010 Ian Jenkins 1991 Bev Madin 2008 Matthew Stoupas 2011 Keith Ryding 1992 Elspeth Froude 2009 Matthew Stoupas & Andrew Barlow 2012 Will Darvall 1993 Raymond Poon 2010 Bob Hawker 2013 Peter Harrison 1994 Alex Robertson 2011 Aaron Ireland 2014 Peter Harrison 1995 Beth Harris 2012 Aaron Ireland 2015 Andrew Bonwick 1996 Selwyn Hall & Ray Poon 2013 Rick Moscati 1997 George Cairns 2014 Ben Faggetter 1998 Danny Jonas Tony Jones Memorial Award 1999 Tim Wadsworth 2000 Jeff Thomas Outright Award, Inc Don Tryhorn 1979 Russell Sturzaker 2001 (No award) Memorial Award from 2008 1980 Russell Sturzaker 2002 Duane Rodgers 1981 Graham Stockley 1984 Bruce Harris 2003 Marnie Gorman 1982 Paul Mauger 1985 Don Tryhorn 2004 James Caldow 1983 Dennis O’Keefe 1986 Graham Stockley 2005 Annie Mould & Alf Carrigan 1984 Ric Hallgren 1987 Graham Stockley 2006 Janet Conheady & William Darvall 1988 Graham Stockley 2007 John Baker Tony Jones Memorial Award 1989 Graham Stockley 2008 Peter Witt (Rookie of the Year) 1990 Rex Broadbent 2009 Felix Rieniets 1991 Graham Stockley 1985 Dennis Bath 2010 Peter Cromie & Clair Cromie Paul Sadler 1986 Ed Aitken 1992 2011 Robin Humphries 1993 Danny Loypur 1987 Don Watson 2012 Grant Stephenson 1994 Peter White 2013 1988 Cliff Geis Michael Bailey 1995 Graeme Hitchell 1989 Matthew Harris 2014 Ken Anson & Harriet Anson 1996 Danny Loypur 1990 David Casey Alan Hamilton John King Noela Semmens Adrian Evans Greg Cook Barbara Darvall William Darvall Michael Chapman

New Members

Constantinos Apergis 2015 Macan S Owen & Marilyn Baker 1995 968 Turbo RS Black & 1986 944 Turbo Red & 1958 356 Speedster (Rep) White Trevor Barrot 2015 Macan S Hsiao Hsuan Chang 2015 Macan S Xiaohong Chen 2015 Cayenne Hsiao-Ching Chen 2015 Cayenne Weiming Chen 2015 Macan S Mark Churchward 2015 911 Carrera GTS Julian & Liz Dieckhass 2006 997 Carrera S Black Simon Doggett 2015 Macan S Gilles Dupuy 2015 Macan S Danielle Edwards 2015 Macan S Marcus Harty 2004 911 Carrera Black Mark Hayden 2015 Cayenne S Daryl Head 997 GT3 White Shuang Hong 2015, Boxster S Yao Yue Hu 2015 Boxster Richard & Marian Johnson 2013 981 Boxster Agate Grey

We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Spiros Karagiannidis & Alexandra Papadopoulos 2006 987 Cayman Silver Shabnam Nick Kholgh 2015 Macan S Rob Kiely 2015 Cayenne GTS Norman Lazarus 2015 Macan S Jeremy Lewis 1977 911 Silver Tim Lewis 1988 Carrera Targa Maegan Loh 2014 911 S Coupe Black Stephen & Tracey Lofthouse 2008 Boxster Seal Grey Christian McLean 1981 911 SC White Jonathan & Gail Meissner 2013 997 Silver Stuart Moodie 2015 Cayman Prakash Narula 2015 981 Cayman White Chris O’Keeffe 944 Black Steven Pass 2015 Macan S Raffaele Pietrolungo 2015 Macan S Dellas Rennie & Helmut Thorei 2015 Macan Beige Brendan Richards 2016 Cayenne GTS

Philip Rowe 1976 911 Black Edward Schipper 2015 Cayenne Yan Shao 015 Macan S Yiwei (Will) Shu 2015 Macan S Andrew Smith 2015 991 GT3 White Wei Tan 2015 Boxster Mark Telfer 2015 Cayman GT4 White Sam & Dom Todaro 2015 911 GTS Red Jian Wang 2015 Cayenne Hui Wang 2015 Cayenne Ying Wang 2015 Macan S Julie Werner 2015 Macan Turbo Benjamin Wong 2015 Macan S Kun, Caleb & Kenneth Wong & May Yoon 2010 997 GT3 Red Jian Hong Wu 2015 Cayenne Gary Yip 2014 911 50th Anniversary Yihua Yao 2015 Cayenne Bin Zhang 2015 Cayenne

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