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Rex Broadbent’s 911S under the microscope 11.
October Club Night & AGM
Te u t o n i c To r p e d o
W h a t ’s I n Yo u r G a r a g e
Mid 911 Register Run
A n n u a l D i n n e r D a n c e
993 Register Run
P re s i d e n t ’s M e s s a g e
P re s i d e n t ’s D a y
Modern 911 and Boxster / Cayman Register Run
Club Committee 2015/16
P re s i d e n t ’s D a y B i c y c l e R a c e
Cayenne and Macan Register
H o w To P re p a re Yo u r C a r for Show ‘n’ Shine
Combined GT3/RS/RSR and Tu r b o R e g i s t e r R u n
Roll of Honour
F ro m R a c e C o n t ro l
Show `n’ Shine
N e w M e m b e r s
Life Member Award, Michael Browning
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Is this the end of petrol driven Porsches? A press release from the 4th December reads:
Due to be launched by the end of the decade, the new car marks the “beginning [of] a new chapter in the history of the sports car”, according to Porsche’s Chairman, Dr. Oliver Blume.
fast as the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS) and it will have a claimed range of 310 miles.
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“We are resolutely taking on the challenge of electric mobility. Even with solely battery-powered sports cars, Porsche is remaining true to its philosophy,” Dr. Blume explained, “offering our customers the sportiest and technologically most sophisticated model in this market segment.”
The 991 Turbo S costs $483k with a 0-100 of 3.2 The Tesla S costs $215k and a 0-100 of 3.3 sec.
Mission E will be a four-door, four-seat sports saloon with a power output of over 600hp (440kW). This will provide it with a 0-62mph acceleration time of under 3.5 seconds (as
Hold onto your Classic, it’s going to get a lot more classic in a hurry!
The news comes as Porsche continues to expand its manufacturing capabilities at its famed Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen headquarters. As part of a €700 million investment, 1,000 new jobs are being created with the engine factory being enlarged to take on production of electric motors.
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Welcome to the Summer edition of the magazine for our 40th anniversary year. As part of the celebration we have developed “Porsche Club Victoria, The First 40 Years”, launched at the AGM and distributed with the Spring Porsche Parade. This is a terrific achievement, and the Club offers its congratulations to the editorial committee led by Will Darvall, with able assistance from Barb, Michael Browning, Kerry Reynolds, Michael O’Brien and Richard Batchelor. Photographs were contributed from a wide selection of Club members including Felix Reiniets, Tristan de Carro, Mark Clair and Graeme Andrews; with Ron Widdison on the editorial committee, adding photographs and conceiving and delivering the design and production coordination. For 6 months Ron wasn’t sure whether he had two babies or three. Please enjoy the articles in this edition on 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.
amongst traffic, and with track densities higher than normal for a Club event. The first prize was carried off by a PCSA member visiting us for the weekend, which is both good for the visitors and (surely) will help the competitive juices flow for next time, so we can keep the trophy at home.
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In a not dissimilar vein, I look forward to the PCV 4 hour run at Sandown in May. Firstly, it is a fun event with lots of cars on track, and secondly close to home. Unfortunately it seems like Sandown is not long for this world, with proposals to cease motorsport and use that end of the property for development in the next year or so. The event is also a way to demonstrate the quality of the events we run, and celebrate the friendliness of our competitors and the skills of our organisation and marshals. Around the time you receive this magazine, the Club will have been presented with the CAMS Victorian Motorsport Event of the Year for 2015 – a fantastic recognition of what we are trying to achieve with these events – great motorsport, safe, well run and engaged with the rest of the Victorian motorsport community.
Members have been very fortunate to enjoy a wide range of social activities this year. Cony Nicolau has taken on the relaunch Cayenne Maccan register, and I look forward to the fruits of his enthusiasm, another example of members bringing their skills to the Club, which we all benefit from. On the other hand, I would like to thank Peter and Clair Cromie, who are stepping back from their organisational roles in the club due to outside commitments. Many members will have benefitted from their organisation of register events for mid 911 over a number of years or more recently with the 993 register, on track marshalling in between. Their help will be missed.
Driving, spectating 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.
The track calendar continues to deliver a wide selection of events. Our members interests range from full-on competition for records and championship points, regularly running in a couple of events each 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.
Have a safe and enjoyable break, and I look forward to welcoming you to our events in 2016.
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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.
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Welcome to the Summer Edition of Social Corner. Firstly, I like to pass on a very big thank you to Felix Rieniets for his tireless effort over the past few years as the Social Director, and assisting in the transition phase for this role. Looking back Felix certainly has made an outstanding contribution to the Club, and thankfully we’ll continue to see his excellent work (and interesting choice of footwear – re Rochford 40th Anniversary) in photos and the General Committee. Also a special thanks to Carly Pasco and Andrew Bonwick for their support, also in the transition. I reflect on the role of the Social Committee, which is to ensure that our Club members ‘enjoyable participate’ in Social Activities held by the Club, and are able to do so with family, or friends and fellow Club members, combined with their passion for all things Porsche. The Social Committee aims to achieve this through activities such as Club Nights, Social Runs, Gala events, and other new exciting Social activities. Planning for such major Social events is not only rewarding, but not without
a few odd challenges along the way, taking into consideration ie suitable venues, guest speakers, catering, drinks, locations, availability, guest numbers, pricing, bands, music, Run directions, and notes, weather and much more. A quick insight into the planning and preparation for events, commences well before the start of the new year, where a night of ideas, run locations, and interests are discussed. None of these activities could be brought to the Club without a passionate and enthusiastic group, being our Social Committee. Each member plays an important role to ensure we organise and execute events as best as we possibly can, also taking into consideration Members feedback to improve where possible. Our current Social Committee team consists of Ken Anson, Michael Bailey, Andrew Bonwick, Rowan Burnett, Neil Drew, Alvaro Del Gallo, Monika Matlik, and strongly supported by Lisa Gillespie and Carly Pasco, who we can all acknowledge for a great effort in 2015.
have any thoughts or queries we’ll gladly take on, and we’re always welcome to hear from anyone that would be interested in coming ‘on board’ to help create and celebrate the Club. As we look forward to 2016, I hope as the Social Committee, we can share an exciting and rewarding number of events for all members to participate in and share their passion for Porsche. I again wish to thank the Club for the opportunity in this role, and am looking forward to an exciting year ahead, so please stay safe and have a great break, with family and friends, including those ‘loved ones’ in your driveway or garage…
Regards, Alex Harmati PCV Social Director
Please feel free to introduce yourself to any Social Committee member or myself, and if you
How To Prepare Your Car for Show ‘n’ Shine Thursday 15th October
Story: Michael Bailey of Marque Garage Back in mid-October we saw 27 club members arrive at Rob Raymer’s RSR garage for another introduction to preparing your vehicle for Show ‘n’ Shine. The last event like this was held back in 2012 and from it many club members have gone on to win Register and Master Class trophies. It was felt that it was time for another one, as this year’s Show ‘n’ Shine was just around the corner. The idea of spending hours cleaning and polishing your chariot is not everyone’s cup of tea. Well here’s the thing, a cup of tea is a relaxing way to unwind and so can cleaning and polishing.
members lose points for missing this and that, even down to washing the car without a bucket! It wasn’t all serious as humour was not far away when describing hours of toil. Great participation by some as questions asked indicated members were taking the information seriously.
The night finished at 9pm as planned with many conveying to me they enjoyed the night. So again my thanks to Rob Raymer for the use of his premises, the donor 911 and his prowess at catering -yes ten pizzas were just enough. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to come along and make the night a success.
The evening started off with the catering department in full swing! Pizzas and drinks to suit everyone’s taste buds followed by a step by step introduction to each section of last years’ register class score sheet. Rob kindly donated a 911 for the demo “hoping that the whole car would be done,” sorry about that, just bits and pieces here and there! From the start it was pointed out that everyone who enters starts off with a perfect score and it’s all about how many points are deducted in each section of judging. Then what followed were hands on tasks pointing out what over time, have proven to be the forgotten areas where ISSUE 4, 2015
from race control Another PCV competition year has drawn to a close with all of the championship winners and place getters receiving their due recognition at the Annual Dinner Dance in early December, but congratulations again to Club Champion, Aaron Ireland and Outright Champion, Christian Fitzgerald. Peter Fitz finally decided to take a back seat this year and son, Christian did him proud by stepping straight into his shoes. There was a good mix of events this year where again two were shared with the WRX Club. This has proved to be beneficial for both clubs and certainly helps build up some financial buffers. Generally the events ran well with good weather, except for Haunted Hills where the conditions caused some severe disruption to both our events there. Next year we will only book one Haunted Hills event and it will be well before winter sets in. This was the second year of our new points system with points being won against a benchmark time rather than just simply being the fastest in your class. The results really reflected driver ability and were well regarded by all competitors. This year we also introduced a range of new classes aimed at the newer Porsche models. Our beloved marque continues to bring out more powerful and lighter vehicles. I guess this is why we love them, but it does give us challenges in grouping cars into classes for competition.
Some of the new classes, aimed at 991 and Cayman performance models, aren’t attracting a lot of competitors at this stage, but it is clear that numbers are building. Another factor in this mix is that some of the older models that previously dominated the competition entries are now seeing their value increasing to the degree where their owners are becoming reluctant to risk them on the track. We are trying to continually adjust the classes to give everybody the best chance within what is becoming a extremely varied mix of car models and capabilities. 2015 could be classified as the year of the Cup Cars. At some events we had as many as 8 Cup cars that have come out of the Carrera Cup series competing at our club events, with even more looking likely to turn up next year. These guys certainly add a lot of colour (and occasionally a bit too much noise) to our events. These are serious race cars, but the older ones are reasonably affordable and they offer the best possible opportunity to experience a professional level racing machine. The 4 Hour regularity, held this year in early May, was a great success and saw a marked increase in the number of entries. This coupled with great sponsorship from Liqui Moly made this our premier event of the season and I am very pleased to announce that our regularity event was recognised as the CAMS Victorian Motorsport Event of the year. This is a great honour for PVC, but the real heroes are the members of the Competition Committee and especially our marshals and officials who put so much time and effort into making sure our events run efficiently
and professionally. Event after event they are always there to support. We are committed to again grow the regularity next year and Grant Stephenson has done some great work to develop some video clips of the event. These have already been sent to all of last year’s entrants to encourage them for the 2016 events. Dedicated race tracks are coming under more pressure the world over and they are often being replaced by street circuits like the ones in Homebush Bay in Sydney, Adelaide and Surfers Paradise. Unfortunately these street circuits are only set up once a year and cannot be accessed for club events. We are now hearing that Sandown will probably close in the next few years and this will really make developing our annual calendar very difficult. There is some hope on the horizon, with a new road circuit being planned in the Ballarat area. If you ever get the opportunity, please express your support. Another great year has passed and I’m already getting questions about our first event at Phillip Island on 31 January next. Lots of us can’t wait. Again a very big thank you to our marshals and officials. You make it happen. Tony Carolan, Competition Director
Thankyou... Receiving a PCV Life Membership at the 40th Anniversary Annual Dinner was a totally unexpected honour that caught me so much by surprise that I was lost for words at the time – a condition that those who know me will find hard to believe!
The PCV can take a lot of the blame in this, as when you combine the excitement of Porsche with the right environment in which to enjoy them and infuse it with fellow enthusiasts who have become firm friends because of our shared affliction, the result is epidemic.
What I should have said is that the PCV has played a very large part in my life since I joined, 12 Porsches and 33 years ago. It has kept me poor, but rich in experiences and friendships and – as a career motoring writer – it has changed the way I look at cars and motorsport.
Many at the PCV 40th Anniversary dinner were mystified by what I said when I received my life membership. I felt it was not really deserved, as all I had done as a member of the Club was simply have fun with Porsches, but I expressed this rather obscurely.
Porsches and enjoying them through the Club changed my life. After rallycrossing, racing and enjoying many front-engined Minis and Mokes in previous years, my first Porsche – a rather dog-eared rear-engined 356 Speedster – was a revelation. But it was the 1975 Carrera 2.7 and a succession of 911s that followed it which really left me incapable of owning any other sports car but a Porsche.
What I then said was something that just snapped into my brain and came from a quotation published by an American, John Bartlett, in the late 19th century.
Over the years I have driven many Porsches and written many thousands of words about many I wished I had owned. Thanks to Porsche Cars Australia, this has included crossing the Simpson Desert in a 996-series Carrera 4 in 1999 and taking a then-new 996 Turbo to the very tip of the Australian mainland, Cape York, the following year. I have driven them at indicated speeds up to 320km/h and raced them in Historic events and Targa Tasmania and the fascination remains as keen today as ever. I think it’s called a contagion for which there is no known cure except another Porsche and I have always had another one (or two!).
So I felt a bit like the F1 driver that gets a trophy for winning a race, yet it’s the 600-odd people back at the factory who deserve the real glory. So on behalf of you, the members of the PCV, I say ‘thank you’. You and the Porsches we both love are the ‘posies’ and I have simply been fortunate enough to bind them together through my writing, the PCV and your friendship over the years.
It was hand-written in gratitude to me for my contributions to a book called ‘Motor Racing the Australian Way’ published in 1973 by the Melbourne Herald’s late motoring editor, Bryan Hanrahan. It read: “I have gathered me a posy of other men’s flowers and only the thread that binds them is mine own.” To me, that sums up my life with Porsche and the PCV. Others made the great cars that I simply enjoyed and wrote about; others supplied the great content for the Porsche Parade magazine that I edited for some years and the 40th Anniversary book that I helped create as part of a team of contributors, co-ordinated by ex-Pres Will Darvall.
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Our evening was held at the historic, heritage listed ‘Meat Market’ building in North Melbourne. Built in 1880, and now run by the Melbourne City Council, the venue provided an ideal location to host our Annual General Meeting and guest presenter, Brian Tanti, CEO of the AutoHorizon Foundation, Curator of the Fox Museum and undergoing a 550 Spyder Replica Project. The evening kicked off with the AGM at 6.30pm. A good attendance was very pleasing, reinforcing the serious interest our members have for the welfare of their club, and also a reflection on the effort put in by the general, competition and social committees in ensuring that the club continues to perform well.
Andrew Bonwick, Club President, highlighted the achievements of the club over the last year with the number of events run (in excess of 45 competition and social) that culminated in the highlight of the year, being the 40th Anniversary event at Rochford Winery.
Our guest presenter for the Club Night was the popular Brian Tanti and if you have eyes and ears you know of Brian Tanti! Will Darvall introduced Brian Tanti and his other guests, Mark O’Brien and Dr Jillian Cavanagh who assists Brian with his various projects. Will first met Brian at a 356 Concours many years ago when he had his 550 Spyder on display. Admiring Will’s Spyder he said, ‘I might build one of these and here we are. Brian as curator of the Fox Museum 3 days a week, looks after the many varied cars in the museum and provided entertaining stories of the cars on display. As CEO of the Automotive Centre of Excellence and Founder of the Auto Horizon Foundation, his 550 replica project involved major new technology and the participation of over 90 companies to bring this from a concept to a completed project. Brian took great effort to outline all the challenges and difficulties to get the project finalised. Working with him on the project was Mark O’Brien who was a clay modeller and pattern maker for Holden and was responsible for the interior of the Bugatti Veyron. Also assisting Brian was Dr Jillian Cavanagh who works on professional development at the Automotive Centre of Excellence. A great night for all those who attended, and special thanks to the members who assisted on the night.
Ken Anson, the newly appointed Registers Director, thanked Wayne St Baker for his past efforts and pledged to continue building up on the ever popular register runs with the various register captains and co-captains. Alex Harmati, the newly appointed Social Committee director thanked Felix for all his efforts as he takes over running the Social Committee for 2016.
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Tim with his SC at the Nine Auto workshop Tim Rout had posters of a G Series Turbo and Elle McPherson on his bedroom wall as a lad. Realising he could never acquire a genuine McPherson, he pragmatically stuck to dreaming of Porsches. Besides, Mum told him to take Elle down. He bought an ex Californian 912 at University in ‘91, which he kept for 3 years, while studying for Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts (in Chinese!) degrees. You all know the next bit; work, company cars, house, marriage, kids, with the dream on the back burner. The next bit is also familiar; he lived around the block from Ron, but didn’t know him, saw his cars, dropped in, said hello, Ron gave him a Porsche Parade and they talked about the club, etc. At that time, Tim was checking out a 2002 996 Carrera, which he subsequently bought and which remains his daily driver. While reading the PP, he noted that his friend Andrew Lipman was competing in the Club, joined up and decided to get on the track. He ran the 996 in Entree, but picked up some stone chips, so decided he needed a track car. It is standard, apart from a cold air intake, has 95,000 on the odometer and is set for the long haul, with an oil fed IMS bearing.
Hence the ‘84 944, which looks straight, although a bit scruffy, but “everything else is 2013”; suspension, gearbox, con rods, etc. He ran that in D Class for a couple of seasons, but will sell it, now that “the love of my life” (correction, that is wife Max(ine), then the kids, then the car, then the cat. Phew, that was close!) has come along. That is an ‘80 SC, which has the adored shape from the poster (not Elle), in Arctic Silver, wearing delicious Minilites. It is straight, has a full cage, Wevo shifter, sports suspension and no sunroof. It had spent its life in Geelong, until Tim bought it in early ‘15, to run the year in C Class. Wanting to immerse himself in the world of Porsche, and being a corporate man (Coca Cola), Tim thought he could bring his principles and attitudes to the workshop, hoping to “do it better”, with efficiency and a sense of
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community. He had a couple of factories, put in hoists and the required clever equipment, and went into business with Stuart Drummond (9 Plus, PCB), starting NINEAUTO in Highett 6 months ago. Stuart is helped by a part timer as the business builds, while Max does the admin and books. Customer comforts, including WiFi and a lounge, are in the early stages. In the spacious workshop are cars being stored, including an immaculate white 356, number 93, seen in tempting views over its flanks,
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belonging to a certain tearaway Competition Secretary, along with various Jags, owned by the part time mechanic. There is a Canadian 912 on the hoist, 3 996 Turbos, a white early Targa undergoing bare shell restoration, a 997 GT3 being converted to RHD, using a donor 997 wreck, and other cars being serviced. Surprisingly, the ‘97 2.5 Boxster loan car with 170,000 on the clock is popular with the customers, who like to delay picking up their cars for more time in the Boxster.
Tim’s attitude is very positive for the business and he and Stuart are working hard to pick up more Cayenne, Boxster, 996 and 997 work, as well as doing the full range of rebuilds and track preparation. Pssst! He’s on the lookout for a nice 996 GT3, but don’t tell Max.
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and Presentation Night Clarendon Ballroom, The Langham Melbourne. Saturday 5th December 2015.
For 2015, the Gala dinner was back at the Langham Hotel, entering in suitable grand style with marble staircase, and fountains leading to our Ballroom. At the foyer, guests were greeted by a selection of drinks to begin the night with, and it also provided a great hub to mingle and chat with new and old friends, and fellow Club members. Once guests were welcomed into the Ballroom and table numbers located, we each found a welcomed surprise on each seat, being a trip down memory lane with older Porsche Parade magazines. Our table’s selection seem to represent the mid 80’s to early 90’s, so much trading was had based on matching the issue with the Porsche(s) at home. It was also an opportunity to review ‘the then fashions of day’... times have changed.
Main course now became the focus, with the Langham providing alternative serves, allowing some table trading of meals to suit, the live music for the evening kicked off after dinner with the first set of ‘easy listening/ slower dance’ to ensure dinner was well placed before any energetic dancing to be had. Our President, Andrew Bonwick then spoke of a remarkable 40th Anniversary year for the Club, with most events held exceeding expectations, and the number of attendees certainly challenging the logistics of some available venues. Andrew also thanked our special guests and major sponsors, whose contributions are greatly appreciated by the Club.
Our MC for the night was Simon Palomares, who through the night kept the evening progressing well, even with much enthusiastic conversation from the tables. The first guest speaker was Russell Strurzaker, one of the Club’’s original members, past Committee member, Porsche Parade editor and Printer giving us a wonderful insight into the early days of the Club, and how much it has grown since then. Russell also gladly spoke of the issuing of Porsche Parades as a memento to share with current members, and the additional space at home with a few hundred less magazines… Next entrée served and entrée cleared, which heralded time for the Competition presentations, introduced by the Competition Director, Tony Carolan. Tony briefly spoke of the challenges through the year, and exciting track competition had by all. With around 10 Classes, a number of trophies were handed over to those that achieved great results in their respective Class. With major awards being presented to Melaine Treloar – Ladies Champ and Christian Fitzgerald – Outright Winner (inc the Don Tryhorn Memorial). Both Melanie and Christian provided insight into their year of competition, sharing ‘it’s no easy game’, and that much support is required to get there. 22
assist with interviews or discussions, MCG 911 Anniversary, and loads more. After this dessert then called attention, and to our final speeches and Award for the night. The Social Director spoke of the role of the Social Committee, and briefed that its role is that members can ‘enjoyably participate’ in Social Activities, whilst sharing their passion for all things Porsche. He then thanked Felix, and the current Social Committee members for all their efforts in 2015, and all are looking forward to planning for 2016. Lastly thanking the Club members for participating in the Social Activities. The final award for the evening was for the Participant of the Year, with a brief introduction from Andrew McCathie of Traction Tyres and Suspension. First place honours went to Mark Behan, with a three way tie for second place. This required a name draw, with Will Darvall taking second place, and James Borg and Jake Parson sharing third. Mark spoke briefly of what the Club means to him, as an active participant, he certainly shared his passion for the Club.
Awards then continued with; Club Champion and Hall of Fame inductee: Aaron Ireland Achieving: Third time as Club Champion, holding 16 track records, and acting as an enthusiastic mentor Club Person of the Year: Rowan Burnett Achieving: Magazine Advertising role, enthusiastic Marshal, Turbo Register Cocaptain, Social Committee member and regular author in Porsche Parade Life Member: Michael Browning Achieving: Already a Hall of Fame member, Past President, developed concept for 40th Anniversary book, always happy to
As our last formal event for the evening prior to the upbeat music set from Popcorn, an auction of 3 Porsche significant Membership numbers was held, those numbers being 917, 986, 993, including a framed picture of each significant Porsche. Noting funds raised from the auction to be shared with the CFA (Country Fire Authority). Big thanks to the auction winners 917 Brett Varga, 993 Charles Agius 993 and David Greig 986. To close out the night Popcorn played a very energetic and upbeat selection of 70/80’s hits, and judging by the packed dance floor, it was a fun and well enjoyed way to end our 40th Anniversary Gala dinner. Finally a very big thank you to all who assisted in making this night happen.
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Club Person of the year Rowan Barnett PORSCHE PARADE 24
Life Member Award, Michael Browning
GT3 Class Winner Aaron Ireland
AWARDS Competition Class Awards
Club Champion - Aaron Ireland
Class Open 1st 2nd 3rd
Christian Fitzgerald Theo Mihelakos Rick Mensa
Class M1 1st 2nd
Bob Hawker Stan Bougadakis
Class M2 1st
M1 & M2 Class Winners
Outright including Don Tryhorn Memorial Award
Ben Faggetter Melanie Treloar
Class A 1st 2nd 3rd Outright Christian Fitzgerald
Overall Competition Awards
Phil Treloar Andrew Goulsbra Michael McLaurie
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Bill Sevastas Brent Howard Richard Thompson
Class C 1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Chrzanowski Grant Stephenson Michael O’Brien
Class D 1st John Swan 2nd Barry Swan 3rd Jake Parsons Class GT1
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1st James Papas
Class GT3 1st 2nd 3rd
Aaron Ireland Peter Harrison Tony Carolan
Club Person of the year Rowan Burnett Life Member Michael Browning Hall of Fame Aaron Ireland
Participant of the Year Awards 1st Prize – Mark Behan (Yokohama Tyres from Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre) 2nd Prize – Tas Kozaris (Porsche Design Merchandise from Porsche Cars Australia) 3rd Prize – Rowan Burnett (Wine from Nillumbik Cellars)
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Ladies Champion Melanie Treloar
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Sunday, 1st November
President’s Day Story: Tim Rout Photos: Ron Widdison President’s Day is one of the more fun days on the motorsport calendar and marks the end of the competition season. President’s Day is the chance for the competition drivers to share the track experience with family and friends and show off their high speed driving skills. Drivers invite anyone game enough to jump into the passenger’s seat, don a helmet and strap in for a wild ride! I have participated in a number of President’s Day’s events since joining the club and this year’s event was on par with the best. Whilst the weather was overcast and there was the continuing threat of rain, the rain held off for most of the day with only one or two sessions of a mild drizzle. With all the excitement and adrenaline of high speed driving, the cooler weather is a welcome alternative to hot sun beating down. (especially in a track car with no air conditioning!) The day got off to a start with the driver’s briefing at 9.30am. The competition officials gave the driver’s a run down of the day and track conditions with a strong emphasis on safety, driving at no more than 80% of race pace, no spins and stay on the black stuff! With the message loud and clear, we headed back to the garages for the track sessions with our family and friends. This year we had 61 entrants with over 260 passengers who had signed up for laps. I did see a few looking a little shaky after getting out of the passenger seat! We also had a few exotic entries from some of the PCV members including: • a Ferrari 458 Challenge car in ominous matt black driven by Wayne Mack. • Grant Stephenson’s gorgeous bright red Ferrari 430 (all the ladies wanted a ride in this one) • Simon Ansell in a Renault Clio Cup car. At the end of the petrol powered activity, the second annual PCV Bike Race was held with a few worn out drivers peddling their way around the track. First place was one of our club officials, Mark Horton-Andrews. Mark had spent the earlier part of the day out on a flag point. Second was a guest, Dean Sammut from Evolve Driver Training and third was our Competition Director Tony Carolan. At the conclusion of the day, everyone headed to the event garages for drinks, nibbles and promises of high spirited competition next year.
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To satisfy the needs of the Porsche demanding public, PCV were back for another year at Motorclassica showing off some sensational in the flesh examples of what would have once adorned the walls in poster form of many houses in years gone by. Due to the change in format this year where the annual PCV Show ‘n’ Shine event was held at Sandown in conjunction with Presidents Day, a smaller selection of Porsches accepted the limited spots on offer and as such 9 owners were up bright and early to attend the event. To make the early start to the day a little more bearable our members were greeted with the smells of the Motorclassica Club Sandwich breakfast BBQ & coffee that enticed members to promptly park their vehicles as per the placing allocation before enjoying the free breakfast on offer. Upon the opening of the gates to the public, a flood of visitors made their way through the collection of vehicles on display in Club Sandwich. The PCV display was nestled inbetween the Ferrari and BMW clubs displays and I have it on good advice that there was no ribbing between the rival clubs and all club vehicles left the event for home under their own power, not just the Porsches. The Porsche gods smiling down on another PCV outing provided a glorious sunny Melbourne day that made for some excellent photo opportunities. The Porsche Club display was certainly a popular choice to capture many photos that included countless amounts of “selfies”, and Piotr (Peter) Parajs 930 seemed to be the one that attracted numerous remarks of being “the exact Porsche and colour that they would chose to own”. With no need for final Show ‘n’ Shine judging preparations, our members had the full day to take in the sensational collection of vehicles on display at Motorclassica. In addition to the club’s vehicles the amassed collection of Concours vehicles inside the magnificent Royal Exhibition building was astounding. Features of this year’s event was the celebration of 50 years of the Supercar, Ferrari Dino, Shelby Mustang and Australian Bugatti Club of Australia as well as celebrating 70 years of the MV Augusta. Within the collection of Supercars was a 1973 Ferrari Daytona previously owned by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Dodi Fayed. Sadly this vehicle was stolen a couple of weeks after Motorclassica and later found torched. It has been reported that the owners are planning on restoring it to its previous glory. No Supercar collection would be complete or accurate if it didn’t contain one of Ferdinand’s legacy and proudly on display were the privately owned Carerra GT and 959 that attracted most attention from the public and were perfectly positioned in front of the Porsche Cars Australia display that included the striking 991 GT3RS and pristine examples of the Porsche heritage in a 911T and 356. With another year over I know I’m looking forward to seeing what’s on offer for Motorclassica 2016 and having our PCV members again show off our own examples of the marque we love so much.
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Saturday 10th October 2015
Story: Tony Carolan Photos: Tim Rout and Michael O’Brien Our last competition event of the year was a shared event at Calder with the WRX Club. October ended up being a very difficult month for circuit bookings and a shared Calder event was our best option. With only 42 PCV entries, we certainly needed the WRX numbers to compliment us at what is a relatively expensive circuit. This was our first event at Calder in nearly 3 years. The track’s proximity to Melbourne is a real plus, but the track surface isn’t in the greatest condition and reflects the fact that these days, the facility is mainly used for drag racing and drifting, with apparently little interest in hosting any high level track racing events. The drag racing facilities do cause some problems for track racers in anything but the best of conditions. The first two thirds of the main straight has a VHT (very high traction) surface especially laid for the drag cars. This surface may be great when it is dry, but it turns into something like ice as soon as it gets the slightest bit of rain. Just to keep us on edge, it did look like rain through most of the morning, but the ominous signs only materialised once into a few drops. In these circumstances we used the pit exit road and the pit lane to save running on the VHT surface. This isn’t a great option but it was certainly the safest compromise. Only one session needed to be run this way, so overall we got lots of running on the proper layout. With the small number of entries some of the classes only had a smattering of entries. Nevertheless as everybody is racing the clock rather than each other, all points were genuinely earnt. Open class was an exception with 8 entries. Rick Mensa won with an outstanding time, comprehensively breaking a long standing lap record, with Christian Fitzgerald and Theo Mihelokos battling it out for second and third respectively.
M1 class was won by Bob Hawker and M2, as usual, by Ben Faggetter followed home by Bryan Fitt who has fitted a turbocharger to his 993 to keep his son Josh at bay in third position. GT1 class was won by a relative newcomer, Kees Van EK from Sally-Anne Hains and GT2 was won by Jonathan Tu. Aaron Ireland romped home in GT3 class followed by Peter Harrison and Tony Carolan. Phil Treloar continued his winning ways in A class with Michael McLaurie second and Darren Jones third. B class had a great mix of cars with Brent Howard (front engined 968) leading Richard Thompson (rear engined 911) and Mark Ferguson (mid engined Boxster). C class was a terrific battle, won by Mark Chrzanowski from Cameron Goodyear and Grant Stephenson, all separated by just 0.4 seconds. There was a rare event in D class, where John Swan didnt break the lap record. Nevertheless John did win narrowly from Rodney Gordon, followed by Garry Saber. The alternating sessions between the PCV and WRX entrants worked well and it was a good wrap up for the season with Peter Fitz shouting beers for everyone at the finish. Being a Saturday event everybody got the chance to watch Bathurst on the Sunday.
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Last Run to Royal Geelong Yacht Club It was fitting on our final run for the year that another beautiful day was presented to us. Rockbank Service Station came to life with the arrival of a variety of Porsches filling the carpark with colour. It was an inspiration to our newer members to see how our great club functions with active ‘Long time Member’ of the Club, David Turner busy handing out run notes. We gathered with our notes and a coffee before Andrew Bonwick addressed the group and acknowledged new members. On this day we welcomed Stephen Sluga and Roslyn with their Sliver 996 Turbo, Sam Elamir and friend Sam Puskic in his 1988 Cabriolet. The journey from Rockbank led us to Diggers Rest, Gisborne, Bacchus Marsh, and Anakie Junction arriving at our Morning tea stop at Staughton Vale. As the Club has been a longtime supporter of the CFA it has become a regular occurrence to stop at a local CFA for morning tea. We appreciate the volunteers and staff who risk their lives to keep us safe every fire season. We also appreciate those who work hard and prepare a feast for morning tea and this day was no exception.
Ian Macdonald is the Captain of the Anakie Fire Brigade, who this year are celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Although it will be a year of celebration Ian anticipated an unusually dry start to the season with dangerous conditions ahead. On the positive side they appreciated our donation and said it was not often they have 50 Porsches on the premises! As the weather warmed to a beautiful clear and sunny day, one by one we head off through the picturesque scenery of Anakie, Maude, Sutherlands Creek and North Geelong to the Esplanade. We headed towards our final destination, The Royal Geelong Yacht Club overlooking Corio Bay and the famous Cunningham Pier, along the with the ‘largest Christmas tree in the Christmas capital of Australia’ as quoted by Geelong Mayor extraordinaire Darryn Lyons! Thanks to David and his attention to detail for arranging a private, supervised carpark to keep our 50 cars safe and also in true David Turner style, presented us with a beautiful location overlooking his beloved Marina and Team yacht.
At the end of our lovely lunch, Andrew Bonwick addressed the group briefly followed by David Turner who introduced Chris Williams, Commodore of The Royal Geelong Yacht Club sharing some history and interesting information about the third largest Yacht Club in Australia. A raffle draw was held with winners taking home a bottle of wine along with Felix busily taking photos so we can reflect on the day past. As the calendar year comes to a close it is without question that we acknowledge the 40th Anniversary of this great club and recognise the commitment of our past and present members who have created one of the greatest clubs in Australia! Russell Sturzaker, a long time dedicated member, acknowledged the effort from Michael Browning, Will Darvall and Ron Widdison for piecing together a fantastic book on the historic events of the club. Thanks again to David Turner for organising a great run and wonderful venue which everyone enjoyed.
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Sunday, 1st November 2015
Show ‘n’ Shine Story: Michael Bailey Photos: Ron Widdison
The 40th year Show ‘n’ Shine was recently held in conjunction with President’s day at Sandown. The new venue was a trial and to try something new. 23 vehicles took centre stage on the rear garage apron in brilliant sunshine if not a tad windy, but guess what no dust! While the numbers were down on our usual participation at Motorclassica, where a small number of club members waved the club’s colours there a week earlier. Some of the cars entered this year at Sandown were both Club and track cars. The track cars needed to be judged as soon as possible before they received any track rash! This was actually done in their garages. Therefore 17 cars were on static display and 6 were on track giving hot laps to family and friends. Importantly all registers were represented with a strong collection this year of mid 911s. Our 2015 winners were: Master Class Cayenne & Macan Boxster & Cayman Torque Tube Mid 911 993 Modern 911 Track Class Ladies Choice Members Choice
Roger Holding - 928 GTS Peter & Jenny Johnson – Cayenne Turbo Frank Deak – Cayman GTS David Makin - 928 Daryl Whitelaw - 911 Wide Body Cab John Cahill - 993 Turbo Craig Rayner – 996 GT3 RS Michael Dennis - 930 Norman Smith – 997 C4S John Cahill - 993 Turbo
Each winner received a trophy plus a Meguiars/Liqui Moly Pack. During early afternoon the rain and storm clouds were gathering and the light wind ever present. An attempt to erect the club’s pop up marquee earlier did not go well either. In spite of tying it down, it still had desires of travelling up and away somewhere, so down it came! Given the smaller number participants this year it was still worth the effort to try something different and next year’s event will hopefully be more central with some great venues being considered. Thanks must go to all the judges who volunteered their time Roger, John, Alex, Vickie and Cony. Also thanks to the ladies and members who voted on the day also.
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Story & Photos: Tim Rout
1973 911 Targa Restoration
Decisions…decisions…..! One of the key questions to be answered when restoring a classic car is “Just how far do I go?” Do I want an immaculate concourse garage queen, or am I really looking for a classic weekend tourer that I can belt around country roads and happily park at a pub for lunch. The team at NINEAUTO are working through these decisions together with customer and friend Clive Hammond as they restore his 73 911 Targa S. With prices of these pre-impact bumper cars skyrocketing, investment in originality will pay dividends should Clive ever decide to sell. As with so many classic cars, the road to ownership is not always about scouring the classifieds and simply negotiating a price. Clive’s journey was not so direct. One day, Clive’s wife noticed a photo of the Targa on a work colleague’s desk. The car was not his but owned by a close friend. In discussion, the colleague just happened to mention that his friend was considering selling the car. After a hasty call from wife to husband, Clive was on the phone arranging an inspection. It was clearly a predetermined outcome, as, with cheque already made out and burning a hole in his pocket, Clive drove to Ballarat to buy the car that “he must have”. Clive readily admits that it was love at first sight and his decision to buy was “heart over head”. That was 16 years ago, and Clive and his wife drove the Targa every week until 2 years ago, when the mechanical and cosmetic issues grew larger and into the need for total restoration. The car was parked up until recently when Clive decided it was time for a makeover. Looking like it had seen better days, the white 73 Targa arrived at the NINEAUTO premises in Highett on the back of a flatbed truck. The car was rolled gently off and into the restoring room. Stuart Drummond proceeded to carefully disassemble the Targa whilst assessing each component for wear and suitability for restoration. Early Days Back in late ’73, the Targa was sold new in UK spec to a customer who picked up the car directly from the Stuttgart factory. Delivered in Greenland 52
White (Little known paint code 2210!), the car was spec’d with a 5 speed 915 gearbox powered by a 2.4lt 6 cylinder S engine. Extravagant options included black leather pepita sports seats, Koni sports shocks, driver’s mirror (!), rear wiper blade, trims around the wheel guards, 85lt long range fuel tank and black Porsche lettering above the sills. With 190hp at 6,500 rpm and weighing in at a little over 1050kg, (and of course after a brief run in!), I’m sure the new owner would have been tempted by the 0-100km/h in 6.5sec acceleration and the 225km/h top speed, as he sped down the autobahns west, from Stuttgart to home in England. Restoration underway Fast forward to 2015. The pre-galvanised body had succumbed to time and weather. Rust ate away at the door hinge panels, B pillars, kidney bowls and around the fuel filler flap. After all the parts were removed, the body was sent away to a well known panel and paint specialist to remove the rust, restore each panel before a bare metal respray all over. The bodywork complete, the shell was recently delivered back for reassembly. As you can see, Stuart and the team have begun the process in earnest. Long gone is the original 2.4lt motor. It was replaced at some point with a more powerful and torquey 3lt SC engine. Despite the replacement, the engine didn’t run and was worn out. Stuart has carefully reconditioned the entire motor replacing the typical suspects being rings, bearings rod bolts, chains and guides. Surprisingly the pistons and barrels were in good condition and only needed a light machining. The heads were also reconditioned with new valves, guides and springs. At the same time, the alternator and starter motor were also overhauled. Each part was cleaned, restored or replaced. Tinware was stripped and repainted. New SSI stainless exhaust was fitted replacing the rusted old heat exchangers. The finished engine is a labour of love. Stuart has added his flair by electroplating the fixings and pipework. It now looks better than new!
Clive will no doubt enjoy the 3lt’s full 204hp and 265 NM of torque on his weekend country runs. Like the engine, the 915 box was not in great condition. Stuart stripped the unit, to clean and inspect the wear parts. It wasn’t too bad but the worn synchros were clearly the cause of baulking and the common 915 “graunch” on second and third shifts. Now overhauled, the 915 has been re-shimmed to factory tolerances including replacement of the synchro and dog clutch on each gear. The box will now feel tight and positive like it did in 1973. The brakes have received the same treatment with a full overhaul of calipers whilst the disks and pads have been replaced. Likewise the shocks and suspension have been replaced and Stuart is in the process of fitting the newly powder coated trailing arms as part of the new assembly. Next Issue Stay tuned to next issue as the build progresses and Clive makes the call on the interior and wheels! You can also follow the restoration on the NINEAUTO Porsche Service Facebook page.
If you are interested to view the Targa, want to know more about restoring, overhauling your Porsche’s mechanicals and electricals, or are simply seeking an annual service, call the team at NINEAUTO on 9090 7255, drop them a line at email@example.com or visit their premises at 19 Wannan St, Highett. www.nineauto.com.au
ISSUE 4, 2015
Story: Guy Allen Photos: Stuart Grant
ONE MAN’S PASSION FOR PORSCHES IS NOT ONLY A HOBBY BUT HAS TURNED INTO A LIVING Wander around the pits at any big historic meeting and you’re bound to meet some real characters. One of them is Stan Adler, a race regular with his very desirable 1975 Porsche Carrera 2.7 “I started racing an FJ Holden in the late sixties, a sports sedan, and had a lot of fun with that. Never ever thought I’d have a Porsche. I remember Alan Hamilton lapping me in an old Porsche 911 at the old Hume Weir circuit.” That may have planted the seed, but it was direct experience that tipped him over the edge. “A friend of mine brought one back from England, took me around the block and that was it.” That was in 1977. “In 1983 I bought my first Porsche – a three litre Carrera – and did some club motorsport and then the bug bit. “In the interim I decided I didn’t want to race the Porsche, so I bought an Escort rotary sports sedan from Queensland, and then I bought John Burke’s EH, then Harry Bargwanna’s XU-1 Torana – which was Alan Grice’s car – and then I wanted to race the Porsche. “So in 1992 I built a car for the old Porsche Cup series. Eventually the cup was taken over by Porsche Motor Cars Australia. Historic motorsport came on the scene, so in 2007 I built this car. “It’s an English car, so we built it from scratch. It debuted at Winton in 2007 and in 2008 at Sandown it was on the podium – second outing. I was very pleased with the result. “It’s a continual development, chasing someone in front of you. It’s a lot of fun. I race it also in production sports cars in Queensland against Nissan GTRs and GT3 Cup cars. I put some slicks on it and at Lakeside I can get on the podium if I’m lucky, but at Queensland Raceway they have too much grunt. “About 20 cars of similar shape race in Group S, but this is the gun car. The engine is based on the famous 2.7 RS. Some of the clues include the mechanical injection, the throttle bodies and the injection pump. These engines developed 210 horsepower when they were built. We’re allowed to modify them and increase them by 60 thou or 1.5mm, camshafts, high compression, so we can get a lot more horsepower out of them. “The other cars you see on the track look identical – they’re three-litre Carreras. Because they’re three-litre you’d think they’d be better. They were 200 horsepower originally. However they have a K-jetronic system, it’s very difficult to get horsepower. There have been a couple
of guys who have managed to get pretty good power, but they’ll never ever beat a 2.7. “What they do have, because they’re a later model car, is they use a 50 series tyre but we have to use a 60 series. That’s probably worth a second a lap, so things balance themselves out.” What’s good about racing a Porsche? “The character. They just have so much charisma. I actually bought Ray Lintoff’s GT3 Club Sport, but I’m quicker in this. I didn’t like the power steering – I guess I’m too old – lots of people tell me I drive it like an FJ Holden! I just love the car and what you can do with. So I keep developing it. Does it live up to the brand’s reputation for being very robust? “I usually come on my own, sometimes with a little bit of support. If you prepare the car properly in the workshop, there’s very little maintenance at the track. What are your tips for buying an historic race Porsche? “You buy one with pedigree and test it. If the person says it does 1:47 at Eastern Creek, you need to go out and drive it and make sure it does something like that. Is there a trick to looking after them? “Getting a very good mechanic to maintain it – and maintain it regularly. Whilst they’re very reliable, you still need to keep an eye on things: do the tappets, check the clutch – a lot of people don’t check the clutch and they burn out. They’re a great car but, like anything, they need to be looked after. “I’m 68 – I don’t know how many more years I have on the track. I used to look at Brock – he was a bit older – and Jimmy Richards – he’s a bit younger – and use them as a benchmark. If he keeps going I can keep going. I’m semi-retired but need the business to support the motor racing. “It’s been a love story. I actually have a business called Performance 9, so I’m lucky to make a business out of a passion. “The business is in Queensland at present, I started in Sydney and moved to Melbourne for 12 years and then I moved up there to be close to the grandkids – up at Yatala near the Stone brothers and Erebus and all that sort of thing. “These days I just specialise in performance parts for Porsches – mainly 1965 to 1989, so I sell what I race.”
ISSUE 4, 2015
Story: John Kirby Photos: Pauline Kirby & Garry Saber
Weekend Walhalla Run Mid 911 Register Sunday 23rd August, 2015
What could be more innocent than a sober weekend run and an overnight stay in a historic gold mining town, to wit, Walhalla. The first intimation of drama came when an anonymous kitchen cabinet maker from Geelong completely lost his keys – yes folks but remarkably they were re-found in a strange spot. In the car! Assembly at the Officer service station revealed that another couple had immobilizer problems and almost missed the starting grid, as did another couple for unrevealed reasons. Basically 25% of takers had an “oops” moment. Iron man, leader and organizer Graeme Anderson remained cool as! The weather was great as a dozen mid 911s and sundry Porsches hurtled smoothly through some beautiful countryside to Korumburra for morning tea. It was here that an interesting
event occurred. A certain anonymous gentleman (automatic door specialist driving a gorgeously coloured crimson and brand new GTS) lifted (?) two mugs of coffee from the counter to return to our table, but soon found that they belonged to an unrelated party! One school of thought from the Porsche mob said he may have been moonlighting as a waiter but the rest were of the opinion that he was scouting for a tip. Anyway Management intervened and calm was restored to the café.
What a surprise!
Anyway the weather remained great, as it did for the whole weekend as we travelled onto the fascinating ex gold town of Walhalla. Did you know that over 8 billion dollars of gold passed through the gold vault? The door alone weighed 800kg.
Full credit to Graeme “the unflappable” Anderson for organizing this small jewel of a trip, new friends were made, the cars were nicely prepared, went well and everything was good.
A stop at the Thompson River had us boarding a train for a short ride to Walhalla and return. This yielded some very rich historical photos and information. The evening meal where we stayed at the Star Hotel was good and so was a significant amount of red wine that just kept appearing. The table became deafening raucous as a pleasant evening wore on until we were asked to remove to the lounge. Three lucky members won liquid door prizes that I heard were consumed that night.
The hotel rooms were given names instead of numbers which was interesting as the upper floor rooms featured names such as “Fear Not”. Lade Brassy. Rising Sun (and it didn’t face east), Grey Horse, Happy Go Lucky, Kitty Darling, Wealth of Nations and Homeward Bound, make what you like of that lot , but it’s a neat little place to stay as are many of the beautifully refurbished historical houses.
ISSUE 4, 2015
Story: Clair Cromie Photos: Neville Sampson
Overnight Run to Kryal Castle 993 Register 7th – 8th November 2015
not reading the instructions, which read “Upon leaving Lancefield Park” continue straight ahead, good one Michael & Neville adding an extra 50k of sightseeing to their adventure. Our lunch stop was at the Mill Market in Daylesford - what an Aladdin’s cave of “stuff”. The ladies enjoyed poking about, much to raised eyebrows and deep sighs from significant others.
A crisp and nippy morning greeted us as we assembled at our regular stomping place in Rockbank where we had 10 cars, nine Porsches & one Audi (all German of course) for this overnighter. At 10.00am Peter addressed the gathered rabble (all good Porsche members) for a chat about how the day/night would unfold. There were two new couples on their first run, Peter Gibbs & Jill Dickson in their 964 C4 Cab and the mechanically capable Peter and Carol Fitzgerald in their S3 Audi. Introductions and welcomes over it was time to head off through Porsche friendly roads up and over Mt Macedon. Kudos goes to our new member Peter Gibbs on his “duck-dodging abilities”, pesky critters! We made our way to Lancefield to partake of the pristine and unrivalled facilities of the local football ground…a quick loo stop! However some others decided to forego such luxuries at this vital stop by continuing straight on and 58
Lunch was a homely affair with quiches, pies, salads etc all made on the premises. After lunch and looking at all that “stuff” we headed off to Kryal Castle (the venue for our Accommodation, Dinner & Murder Mystery night). Upon arrival we gathered at the front of the castle for a formal photo shoot, ably directed by car park attendant Michael O’Brien as he meticulously positioned each car in the right spot.
Checking in just after 4.00pm our rooms were very well appointed and generous in size. Was it just coincidence that a set of stocks were placed outside Peter Fitzgerald’s room? Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles were held both in some rooms or out in the forecourt - I’m sure Nigel fessed up to his room being minus one wine glass. Dinner was held in the Abbey where we were greeted with a glass of mead, an “interesting drink” but not to everyone’s taste, oh well, there was always the wine list! The Murder Mystery began after our entrée and to assist we were to exit the Abbey and go by torchlight to various stations inside the castle grounds and listen to clues/reasons/made up stories in an effort to find out “Who Dunn It”. This was to continue through each course and we were given less and less time to interrogate the would-be murderers. Once dessert was over the murderer was revealed and anyone who handed in their completed form first with the correct answer was the winner but not one of our Porsche sleuths had a clue. An interesting couple dressed in medieval regalia (he had a shiny big sword) won on the night. It was timely advice we received about rugging up, as the night got darker the temperature plummeted, but a good night was had by all with a lot of laughs, good food, friends and Porsches. After breakfast we had access to the castle attractions so we had a poke about, looked at the torture chamber just to keep Peter on his toes, but I lost my brave upon reading the sign which warned people of a sensitive nature and young children should not enter. As opening time to the public drew near it was time for us to leave. Peter and I had a great time and hope all who attended enjoyed a good run and something different on this overnight stay. Time for us to sign off. All the best, Peter & Clair.
ISSUE 4, 2015
Story: Spiros Karagiannidis
Photos: Geoffrey Mould and Spiros Karagiannidis
Run to Flynn’s Winery, Heathcote Modern 911 and Boxster / Cayman Registers Sunday 15th November 2015
Close your eyes and imagine that feeling you get on the first day of school… Being the ‘new kid’ you have butterflies in your stomach, yet you’re super excited to meet new people and share the same passion for Porsches that brings us all together. I have not only been a car enthusiast since I could walk but I have had a lifelong dream of owning a Porsche since I could remember. So naturally, when I purchased my first Porsche, a Cayman S, I knew I needed to enjoy my time with her alongside others who share my passion. When I discovered the Porsche Club of Victoria I knew I was in heaven. That beautiful Sunday morning was definitely an early start to the day. Waking up at 6:30am certainly confused the body clock considering most Saturday nights I’m coming home at that time! Nevertheless, Alexandra, my fiancé and I set off to our first Porsche club meet. As we embarked on our adventure full of excitement and anticipation, we encountered a few obstacles in what we thought would be an effortless drive. Roadworks and the Domain tunnel closure meant detours through the CBD, not knowing that roads had been closed for yet another Sunday fun run marathon. So a usually thirty-five minute drive ended up being an hour drive until we finally pulled into the Ringwood McDonalds carpark. I’ll be honest, I was pretty wound up by this stage, however seeing all of the cars parked symmetrically in the car park got the heart racing and all of a sudden that frustrating drive to get there became somewhat a distant memory – also, two oily hash browns and a Maccas coffee usually brings a smile to my face. After meeting some of the other members and getting a quick brief from the organisers, we were ready to start up the beasts and get going with our printed maps in tow. We took off from the car park and formed a few small groups. As soon as we entered the King Lake twisties, and being sharp around the sweepers, my smile was practically ear to ear the whole way to Yea. This was the first proper drive we’ve had with the Cayman on roads outside of the busy city. Geez she handled well! Plus the scenery through the 60
hills was absolutely breathtaking, and somewhat euphoric. I was definitely ‘in the zone’ as they say. Yea was a quick caffeine stop and enough time to stretch the legs while getting to know a few more new faces. Then back in the cars we went for the leg through Tallarook and Pyalong up to Flynn’s winery in Heathcote. About an hour and 105 kms later, we pulled into the winery where we parked in an orderly fashion, perfect for some further photo opportunities. It was a great opportunity to get a closer look at all of the cars and chat to the fellow drivers and passengers. Sixteen cars all up were at lunch, twelve of which were either Caymans/Boxsters (ranging from the first of the late 90s Boxsters to the latest Boxster S and fiery red Cayman GTS), and a handful of 911s, consisting of a 996 cabrio and three 997s, one of which was a ‘not often seen’ Targa. Our afternoon was entertained by wine tasting, a fabulous two course meal and an opportunity to meet some other Porsche club members. The drive home was somewhat lonely as we were one of the first cars to take off, however both Alex and I spent the drive home talking about the highlights of the day, discussing our favourite wines, the cars and pleased with the new friendships we had formed. Thank you all who attended for making our first Porsche club meet such a fun and memorable day. We are really looking forward to next year’s social calendar.
Story: Cony Nicolau Photos: Cony & Werner Nicolau
Run to the Cuckoo Restaurant Cayenne and Macan Register Sunday 27th September 2015
Sunday September 27th saw the first Cayenne / Macan Register run after a brief hiatus in which time Cayenne and Macan models have continued to break sales records for Porsche around the world. A 9:30am meet up at the customary Mulgrave McDonalds saw 8 Cayenne owners, a Cayman representative plus a certain Italian marque (that also uses a horse) assemble to discuss the day’s activities under an overcast sky. The run was planned to take in some of the best driving roads throughout the Yarra Ranges starting in Lysterfield, then up to Launching Place before returning down through Cockatoo and culminating in a 4 course buffet lunch at the Teutonically themed Cuckoo restaurant in Olinda. Incredibly the clouds began to break just after our 10am departure time and by the time we passed the Cardinia reservoir the sun was out and a beautiful day truly began. The earlier weather must have put off the usual Sunday impediments to Porsche enjoyment and we were blessed with virtually no traffic, especially on the most enjoyable sections comprising of endless switchbacks, hairpins and clear safe straights. Although no speed limits were ever threatened by anyone, everyone arrived at our half way rest
stop with a massive smile on their faces and an eagerness to get right back at it. After allowing our ultimate driving machines to cool down in the shade while we rehydrated and discussed technique variations for the return journey, we embarked on the highlight of the run, road C424. Either way that it’s driven this has to be one of the best driving roads around Melbourne, and on this occasion we drove it south towards Gembrook. Before we knew it 2 unforgettable hours had passed and we were now entering the steep driveway into the carpark at the Cuckoo in Olinda for lunch with both car temperatures and adrenaline levels running rather higher than normal.
Future Cayenne / Macan Register runs will build upon the success of our 1st run and continue to explore the best driving roads for us to enjoy our Porsches on. As always members from all Porsche Club of Victoria registers are encouraged and welcome to come along on our both midweek and weekend runs. Last, but certainly not least, a very special mention and thank you is due to Ken Anson, who was instrumental in launching this new Register and assisting its first Captain with literally everything – Thank you Ken.
After organizing drinks the 4 large buffets were inspected closely by all in attendance and a satisfying silence fell over the table as our tanks were refilled. A big thanks goes out to the Cuckoo staff who were kind enough to have a special table set aside for the Club together with our own wait staff and all for a discounted group price. The German songs, October Fest hat and yodelling were a bonus.
ISSUE 4, 2015
Story: Greg Humphries Photos: Julie Mason
Brunch Run Combined GT3 / RS / RSR and Turbo Registers Sunday 18th October 2015
Due to a packed PCV calendar and a couple of scheduling conflicts, the GT3/RS/RSR and Turbo Registers got together to share a brunch run in mid October. Schatzi’s Restaurant in Woodend was the chosen destination. Some 18 attendees in 12 cars arrived on a cool and overcast Sunday morning at the Rockbank meeting point for a prompt 8AM departure. It was great to see a couple of new faces joining in and a familiar face with yet another 911 Turbo recently added to his stable. The route over mainly Victorian country B & C roads initially took us west towards Anakie before heading north to Woodend, The initial roads were predominantly open and flowing and with relatively light traffic the convoy stayed pretty much together and made good time. After about an hour, the route turned to more undulating country bordering state forests and the pace was a little more subdued but more picturesque in terms of terrain. Through this section the group broke up a little bit with ‘team orders’ giving way to ‘natural selection’ with some folks taking a more ‘forward’ view and disappearing into the distance. I am delighted to report all cars ran well, and arrived in Woodend within minutes of each other although some drivers decided to ignore the provided street number of the
restaurant and chose to park a couple of hundred metres away instead… Gorgeous spring sunshine greeted us as we made our way to the venue. Once seated inside, the food started to flow. And flow and flow… Our host Frank warned us to bring our appetites but at a relatively modest cost I wasn’t sure how much fare could be provided. Platters of mini egg & bacon rolls, potato rosti, bratwurst pastry pin wheels, roasted tomatoes, steamed spinach, mini filo quiche cups, sautéed mushrooms, apple cake, juice and tea & coffee were enjoyed by all. After the food, some folks took the opportunity to get back to the city to resume their day, while a number of others stayed on chatting in street, admiring the cars and enjoying the spring sunshine. Thank you to Julie Mason for the photos and to Robin Humphries for putting the maps and run instructions together. And finally thanks to everyone for joining in and making this brunch run a most enjoyable morning.
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New Members Russell & Kate Anderson 2013 Cayenne Arthur & Despina Argyropoulos 1973 911 Adel & Rana Baz 2005 987 Boxster Ronil Chandra & Jaclyn Yoong 2011 987 Cayman Lance Chu & Chenghan Tan 1989 911 Carrera Targa Alan Fancke & Bernadette Knight 1997 993 & 2011 997 GTS Rod Jellett 2000 996 Alan Jenkins 997 Carrera S Ming Gao 1996 993 Carrera & 2009 997 Carrera Daniel Johns & Priya George 1967 911 Ralph Liew 1977 911 Bruno & James Macri 1981 911 SC & 2012 997 Carrera 4GTS
We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Mark McCoach 1978 911 Kevin Mitchell 1986 930 Turbo Bradley, Chelsea, Luke & Shelley Moore 2015 Boxster & 2016 Macan Turbo Nick Muscatello 2015 Macan Nick Papazoglou 2011 911 Turbo & 1974 911 Carrera Anthony Patinyotis 2015 Boxster & 1955 550 Spyder Replica Perry Peters 1979 911 SC Anthony, Andrew & Nick Pointon 912 Red & 996 Salvatore Puskic 1988 911 Carrera Cabrio Luis Ivan Rivera 1981 911 SC Bernard Rushton 1974 911 S & 1990 911 Carrera
James & Sam Sera 2001 996 Turbo Stephen, Kathleen & Roslyn Sluga 2003 996 Turbo & 2010 Cayenne Timothy & Gerry Smith 1988 944 Gary & Anne Vick 2006 997 Turbo Coupe Bill Williams 1994 993 Carrera Victor & Toni Zagame 1989 Speedster
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