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Horizontally Opposed

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The Last Run to Grange Cleveland Winery

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Club Calendar

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B ro a d f o rd S p r i n t s

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P r e s i d e n t ’s M e s s a g e

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Phillip Island Spring Super Sprint

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Club Committee

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

56. G l e n Wo o d re c e i v e s b a c k i n g i n t o 2 0 1 9 C a r r e r a Cup

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Social Corner

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To rq u e Tu b e & B o x s t e r / C a y m a n R e g i s t e r R u n to Flinders Hotel

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New Members

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9 9 3 R e g i s t e r R u n t o C o l d s t re a m

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992 - The new Porsche 911

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G T 3 / R S / R S R R e g i s t e r R u n t o Ye a

16. A G M a n d C l u b N i g h t a t P o r s c h e C e n t r e Melbourne

62. M i d 9 1 1 R e g i s t e r R u n t o Ye r i n g M e a d o w s G o l f Club

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Porsche Festival

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Modern 911Register Run to Upper Beaconsfield

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Annual Dinner Dance

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Tu r b o R e g i s t e r E a r l y M o r n i n g R u n t o Ty l d e n

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W h a t ’s I n Yo u r G a r a g e ?

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Roll Of Honour

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P r e s i d e n t ’s D a y

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Hartech Automotive Services 15

Performance 9

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House of Tint

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Porsche Centre Brighton

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Lorbek Luxury Cars

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Porsche Centre Melbourne

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Lumleys Insurance

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Porsche Centre Doncaster

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Dutton Garage

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Luxury Auto Body

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Southern Cross Lubes & Mobil 57

Equity One

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M.T.I Qualos

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Stuckey Tyre Service

Fitzgerald Racing Services

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My Money Managed

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Nevco Engineering

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Centre 43

George & Co Bodyworks

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Nineauto 14

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Paint & Custom

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horizontally opposed I prefer the days where the 928, 944 and 911 all had unique styling and you were driving your preferred model and not the brand.

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As you can see from the cover of this issue the long awaited 992 has officially been launched. I watched in anticipation as it was unveiled live in LA last week which was quite exciting as they rolled out all the 911 predecessors. Predictably it is bigger and more powerful than the outgoing 991. The exterior is very similar to the 991 while the interior is a complete redesign. Other new features include a world’s first wet mode. There are sensors inside the guards which can acoustically tell how much water is on the road and alter the setup of the car to suit the conditions. There is also an optional Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera for those who do a lot of country night driving. The rear of the car now sports the corporate light bar across the back similar to the new Cayenne and 718 models. I must admit I’m not really a fan of the corporate styling across the range. It reminds me too much of Mazdas which now look all the same bar their physical size.

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On a note closer to home I would like to Honour our esteemed outgoing President Michael O’Brien.

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Michael has been a tireless and substantial contributor to the club, serving 11 years on the General committee as Social Director, Competition Director, Treasurer and President. And to top that off he is stepping in as Social Director again due to the early departure of Alex Harmati until a replacement can be found! Michael embodies the spirit of the club and we are all very lucky that he has been part of the PCV for so long. Congratulations Michael on your extraordinary contributions helping making the club the world class organisation it is today. As always, a big thankyou to everyone who contributed to this issue, an a special thankyou to Will Darvall for his efforts with the Porsche Festival and another year driving WIYG! Have a great Christmas! Ron Widdison Editor

Ken Anson Russell Sturzaker Michael O’Brien Lisa Gillespie Alvaro Del Gallo Kon Gogos Neil Drew Carly Pasco Vickie Morris Jane Hallam Geoffrey Mould David Turner Competition sub-committee Competition Director Mark Horton Andrews: motorsport@pcv.com.au

Mid 911 (1974-93) Paul Sbrissa & Jim Adamson: mid911@pcv.com.au 993 Roger Vella & Leon Christodulaki 993@pcv.com.au Modern 911 Kon Gogos modern911@pcv.com.au 911 Turbos James Borg & David Hosking: 911turbo@pcv.com.au GT3, RS & RSR Greg Humphries: gt3rs@pcv.com.au Boxster & Cayman Ken Anson & Richard Catchlove: boxster@pcv.com.au Torque Tube Angelo Monteleone & Ivan Romanic (924, 928, 944, 968) torquetube@pcv.com.au

Register Director Ken Anson: pcvregisters@pcv.com.au

Cayenne/Macan Jake Parsons cayennemacan@pcv.com.au

Track - Phillip Island

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Carly Pasco & Lisa Gillespie administrator@pcv.com.au

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Register - Modern 911 Run

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Club Night (TBC)

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Register - 993/964 Run

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Track - Winton

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Go Kart Challenge (TBC)

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Track - Broadford

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Register - Boxster/Cayman Run

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Track - Phillip Island

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Social - Summer Run (TBC)

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Track - Haunted Hills

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Register - Mid 911 Run

OCTOBER

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Club Night (TBC)

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Club Night (TBC)

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Register - Modern 911 Run

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Track - Winton Motorkhana

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Register - Mid 911 Run

Track - Winton

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Track - Broadford

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Editor Ron Widdison mobile: 0418 359 450 email: editor@pcv.com.au Artwork & Printing Composite Colour 4/347 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192 Ph: 03 9555 6665 email: info@compositecolour.com.au www.compositecolour.com.au Subscriptions: Porsche Parade is only available to financial members of the Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. A minimum of four issues are published annually. Not for individual sale. Contributions: Contributions, with quality photographs, are invited. Digital photographs should be 300 dpi jpeg or tiff files. They should be sent to editor@pcv.com.au.

Advertisers should be aware of the laws prohibiting misleading and deceptive conduct. No liability is assumed by the publisher for any losses which any person may sustain as a result of any misleading or deceptive advertisement or article published in this magazine. Copyright: © 2018 by The Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, stored in any electronic format or transmitted in any form by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Special note: It is the policy of the Porsche Club of Victoria Inc not to publish its membership list to any person or corporation. Its membership list is not for sale or distribution. Any unauthorised use of its membership list or of the material in this magazine may result in prosecution.

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I suspect the 992.2 in a few years will be the last fully petrol 911 produced before it goes hybrid and ultimately electric.

Social sub-committee Social Director Alex Harmati: social@pcv.com.au

Marshal Co-ordinator Gordon Johnstone: marshals@pcv.com.au Competition Secretary Simon Dunn Juris Briedis Andrew Bonwick Will Darvall Peter Harrison Grant Stephenson Ian Geekie Michael O’Brien Tony Carolan Tom Goulopoulos Kees van Ek Phil Treloar Andrew Smith Cameron Goodyear

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Register - Boxster/ Cayman Overnight Run (TBC)

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Club Night (TBC)

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Track - Sandown 6 Hour

MAY 5

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AGM & Club Night

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Social - Winter Run (TBC)

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Register - 993/964 Run

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Register - Modern 911 Run

NOVEMBER

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Register - Boxster/Cayman Run

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Social - The Last Blast (TBC)

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Track - Sandown

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Track - President’s Day (TBC)

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Register - Mid 911 Run

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president’s message

club committee 2018/19 Tony Carolan President president@pcv.com.au

Mark Horton Andrews Vicde President vp@pcv.com.au Competition Director motorsport@pcv.com.au

It is now just 6 weeks since I had the honour of being appointed your new President at the AGM Club night in early October last. Michael O’Brien will be a hard act to follow, however he has graciously agreed to stay on the General Committee and assist me with my transition. After his hectic term, Michael may have imagined a more relaxed time as a “back bencher”, but this idea didn’t last long as due to new work commitments Alex Harmati has decided to stand down as Social Director and Michael is going to act as a stand in for this role until we can encourage a longer term appointee. Firstly I’d like to thank Alex for such a sterling job over the last 2 years and secondly thank Michael for stepping up to the plate – again. With my short time in an overall role I’m quickly starting to appreciate how much work organising the social calendar takes. Michael and I are already looking at ways we can spread the load of organising the various elements of the social program. So if there are any volunteers that are keen to help please let Michael or myself know. In the normal process of change Ian Knight announced his intention to retire but we have been lucky to acquire the services of Clyde White who brings a wealth of organisational experience. My thanks to Ian who has given enormous service to the Club, multiple occasions as a committee member. In what seems a short 6 weeks since the AGM, there have been 3 Register runs, our Last social run to Grand Cleveland Winery, our last Competition event for the season at Broadford and of course the two big ones: our 70th Porsche anniversary “Celebrating Together” festival at Seaworks, Williamstown and our track celebration President’s Day event at Sandown. All of these events are covered in more detail in this issue but they were all tremendous successes and are great examples of the variety and quality of

experiences that we offer our members. By the time this edition is in the mail, our last gala event, the Annual Dinner Dance and Presentation Night will have concluded. This is another special event for PCV and I hope that I will have had an opportunity to catch up with many of you there. The Club calendar for 2019 is coming together very well with a great spread of competition events, interesting Club nights, loads of register runs and some interesting seasonal runs in development. I recently had a Porsche Club America member who was visiting Australia and came along to President’s Day, tell me that their mantra is: we love our cars, but it is really about the people. It certainly sounded to me to be the same environment we have at PCV. I hope our program gives you many opportunities to enjoy our cars and more importantly enjoy each other’s company. This year I plan to work on further developing our relationship with the 3 Melbourne Porsche Centres and explore where we can mutually add value to each other’s operations. In a similar vein we will work with the 356 and the TYP 901 Registers to see where we can share items like systems developments with them. Recognising their separate identity but taking a broad Porsche family approach. As year-end rushes up on us, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our PCV volunteers that contribute so much and make this Club run so well. I never cease to be amazed by both the talent and tireless effort that our members contribute.

David Mallinson Treasurer treasurer@pcv.com.au

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

Alex Harmati Social Director social@pcv.com.au

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

Ken Anson Registers Director registers@pcv.com.au

Garry Saber Committee cps@pcv.com.au

Michael O’Brien Committee committeemembermt@pcv.com.au

Cameron Goodyear Committee committeemembercg@pcv.com.au

A very Happy Christmas and New Year to all. Tony Carolan President

Melanie Treloar Committee committeemembermt@pcv.com.au

Clyde White Committee committeemembercw@pcv.com.au

Carly Pasco Club Administration administrator@pcv.com.au

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from race control The last two events of the year were Broadford Sprints and President’s Day. The Broadford Spring Super Sprint held on the 28th of October was a very different day to our miserable August visit there. 51 Competition cars took part plus the maximum 8 in Entrée. The day ran very smoothly with virtually no incidents. Luxury Auto Body kindly provided a tow truck for the event once again which didn’t see much action. Some Competitors appreciate the technically demanding nature of Broadford, and for some it is too short. But events at Broadford seem to have very few incidents, many people have a great day, and the picnic feel perhaps bonds members more than other venues. Participants at Presidents Day saw early drizzle turn into a very fine afternoon. In another very successful Presidents Day, 312 adult and 33 younger (12-18-year-old) passengers signed-in. A total of 459 cars were released on to the Track in 35 sessions. Fittingly, the President has provided a full report of the day elsewhere in this magazine. Looking back on the 2018 competition year, your Club ran 11 Competition events (Including Sprint, Hillclimb, Regularity, Motorkhana, and Passenger formats) which attracted over

600 entries (in Competition and almost 90 in Entrée). This does not include the Liqui Moly Sandown 360 Regularity which saw 32 Teams (150 drivers) compete over 6 hours. I thank all the volunteers – marshals and officials and their partners who supported our Club, at times in the most trying of conditions. We have a range of experienced, qualified and dedicated volunteers. They bring their shared passion for the marque to the way they approach volunteering. Without them we simply cannot run our events and we are the envy of other clubs in that regard. I also thank the members of the Competition Committee: Tony Carolan, Peter Harrison, Michael O’Brien, Grant Stephenson, Andrew Bonwick, Simon Dunn, Will Darvall, Ian Geekie, Tom Goulopoulos, Kees van Ek, Andrew Smith, Cameron Goodyear, Phil Treloar, Juris Briedis, and Gordon Johnstone. I have appreciated the support of the Committee all year. Kees van Ek and Will Darvall are retiring from the Committee and I particularly thank them both on behalf of the Club. At the November Competition Committee meeting former President and Life Member Andrew Bonwick noted: One of the important contributions that we seek in the Competition Committee is competition experience. Will Darvall participated in the first competition event the club ran more than 40 years ago,

and in club and national motorsport for many years. Will was also a Clerk of Course and Steward for much of his time with the club. In the mid-2000’s he initiated the Marshals group, which involved extensive marketing, training and mentoring to get to the point where the Marshals are an integral part of the professionalism with which we run meetings. Indeed, Will is responsible for the training of most of the senior officials in the club today. Aside from the contribution of his experience, initiative and consistency, the piece that I’d most like to recognise about Will is his wisdom. His wise counsel has been an important part of my enjoyment of the club, as it has for many others. Will, please accept our heartfelt thanks. The final post-Competition event of the year, the Gala Dinner, Dance & Presentation Night has been held, and Club Champions for 2018 have been recognised. I congratulate all Competitors and the people who support them who took part in the year and offer my Best Wishes for a safe and happy festive season. But, don’t get too relaxed. We kick off 2019 with the popular Phillip Island Sprint on January 20. I am looking forward to it already. See you at the track! Mark Horton Andrews Competition Director

social corner Welcome to the Summer Edition of the Social Corner. Firstly, I like to pass on a very big thank you to our outgoing President Michael O’Brien, and warmly welcome our new President Tony Carolan, who as an active contributor to the Club will certainly look towards again ‘raising the bar’ in his role as President. As we see the year end closing upon us, and reflect upon the year that was 2018, noting Club members participated in 48 events from Social, Competition and Register, with a total participation of 3251, seeing an increase from 2017 of 3120, and 2016 of 2789 participants. The Social Committee was able to host 17 events in 2018, from Club Nights, Social Runs, and capping off with the Gala Dinner Dance. None of this could be executed without the dedication and support from the Social Committee members, therefore I would like to thank the following Social Committee members for their contribution throughout 2018, Vickie Morris, Jane Hallam, Alvaro Del

Gallo, Russell Sturzaker, Neil Drew, David Turner, Ken Anson, Kon Gogos, Geoffrey Mould and strongly supported by the dynamic duo of Lisa Gillespie and Carly Pasco.

an important role to ensure we organise and execute events as best as we possibly can, also taking into consideration Members feedback. If this is of interest, we’d certainly appreciate your involvement, and understanding that the team meets 4 times a year to review and co-ordinate the events, though the time is not considerable we also welcome anyone that would be interested in ‘stepping in’ for a single event or occasional attendance. As the success of the Club is due to the input from its members, please consider engaging in the Social Committee as a great experience for yourself and the Club in 2019.

In regards to the Social Committee, the role is to ensure members can ‘enjoyably participate’ in Social Activities, and are able to do so with family, friends and fellow Club members new and old, 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 exciting Social activities. Planning for such major Social events is quite rewarding. None of these activities could be brought to the Club without a passionate and enthusiastic group, being our Social Committee. Each member plays

Finally, I’d also like to advise of my tenure as Social Director completing at the end of this year. It has been a great honour and opportunity over the past 3 years to be involved in all aspects of Social Events, working closely with the Social Committee teams and supporting the Club with events to ensure we provide members with a great ongoing experience with one of the best car clubs, the Porsche Club of Victoria. Regards, Alex Harmati Social Director E: social@pcv.com.au

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New Members We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Nicholas Barr Scott Clark Geoffrey & Sue Connell Tom Crawford John Davis 1992 968 Cab Natalie Griss Andrew & Elizabeth Hollingsworth Werner Ihle & Val Cravino Sam Johnstone Harry Kokkinos Glenn, Danielle, Brydie & Trent Mitchell Adam Montgomery Peter Nankivell Leigh Norrie Nathan Perkins Mark Randell Jonathan Tiktin Michael Tran Thomas Verleysdonk Dorian West Justin & Adelayda van Veen Peter Voigt

1983 994 Red 1972 911 T Coupe & 1962 356B Coupe 2006 Cayman S 1995 993 2009 Boxster 2003 Boxster 986 1986 911 Targa 2018 991 GT3 1997 993 2009 997 Carrera S 2018 GT2 RS 1993 964 2005 997 Carrera S 1976 2.7 Sportmatic Coupe & 1971 911 2.2T Targa 1989 911 964 1992 968 & 1986 944 2003 996 Cab 1986 944 Turbo 2006 Cayman S & 2016 Cayman 2015 Cayman & 2012 Cayenne 2015 GT3

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992 - The new Porsche 911 Porsche has now presented the eighth generation of the 911 in Petree Hall at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

affair with Porsche than the 911. One in three Porsche 911s built in Zuffenhausen goes to the USA.”

“California is the ideal place to introduce the new 911. California has been like a second home to Porsche for decades,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG.

An exterior design that draws on earlier generations of the 911 The exterior design is familiar and yet unmistakably new. The eighth-generation 911 is wider, more assertive, and more advanced. Wider wings arch over the large 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. The rear-wheel-drive models now match the bodywork width of the existing all-wheel models. Their rear body is 44 mm wider. The front end of all models – now 45 mm wider – revives a traditional feature of earlier 911 generations: a forward-extended bonnet with a distinctive recess in front of the windscreen. Both elements lengthen the front of the vehicle and give it a dynamic look.

“The 8th generation of the 911 is even more powerful, even more emotional, and even more efficient than its predecessor – and also offers extensive digital features. And in spite of all the innovations, the 911 is still just what it has always been: a pure sports car and the pulsing heart of Porsche: our icon.” Unmistakably committed to the Porsche design DNA, with a much more muscular look and an interior featuring a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, the new 911 is timeless – and also modern. Intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems combine the masterfully uncompromising dynamism that the classic rear-engine sportscar is famed for, with the demands of the digital world. The next generation of flat-six turbocharged engines has been further developed and is more powerful than ever before, with 331 kW (450 PS) in the S models. The drive efficiency has been increased by way of an improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system. The power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dualclutch transmission. The top speeds are now 308 km/h (Carrera S*) and 306 km/h for the Carrera 4S all-wheel-drive version. Additional highlights include Porsche Wet mode to make driving on wet roads even safer, Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera (optionally available for the first time), as well as comprehensive connectivity. Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG, emphasised the importance of the US American market for the sports car manufacturer: “More than 55,000 Porsches were delivered to the USA in 2017, and our American sales company Porsche Cars North America is on track to achieve a new record figure in 2018. Ultimately, no model better symbolises the American love

At the same time, the newly developed LED headlights illustrate how technology has advanced in the 911. These headlights are integrated into the wings almost seamlessly, taking the typically-911 round and upright form. Flush integration of the electrical pop-out handles in the doors emphasises the tapered and smooth side contour. The exterior mirrors have also been redesigned, and are now optimised to minimise wind noise. It’s also possible to fold the mirrors in electronically. The rear of all models is dominated by the significantly wider, variable-position spoiler and the seamless, elegant light bar. The vertically arranged louvres of the air intake echo the contours of the rear window. The centrally located third brake light has also been integrated in the intake louvres. Since this is hidden when the rear spoiler is extended, there is a second brake light in the spoiler itself. As a distinguishing feature, the rear-wheel-drive models have black louvres, while the all-wheel-drive models have chrome elements in the rear grille. With the exception of the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminium. Redesigned interior with clear lines The interior is distinctive, with the clear, straight lines and recessed instruments defining the dashboard. The 911 models from the 1970s provided the inspiration here as well. As it does in the original 911, the new dashboard covers

the entire width between two horizontal wing levels. Alongside the centrally positioned rev counter, two thin, frameless freeform displays deliver information to the driver. Now 10.9 inches in size, the centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can be operated quickly and without causing distraction. Below it, a docked-on control panel of five buttons with the look of a classic toggle switch creates the transition to the centre console with touchpad. The seats have also been fundamentally modified. The new design reduces the vehicle weight by around three kilograms, while the adapted geometry offers significantly better lateral support in the shoulder area. Although the seat is now positioned five millimetres lower and has a minimally thinner seat cushion, seating comfort has been improved overall. In the area of digitisation, the 911 takes the next step into the future with permanent connectivity, as well as new functions and services. The standard PCM features include online navigation as well as Porsche Connect Plus. New assistance systems enhance safety and comfort In a world first, Porsche has developed Wet mode, included as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver; the driver can then adjust vehicle settings for a particular emphasis on safety at the push of a button, or by means of the mode switch on the steering wheel (included in the optional Sport Chrono Package). The camera-based warning and brake assist system, also fitted as standard, detects the risk of collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians or cyclist and initiates a warning or emergency braking if necessary. Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is optionally available for the 911 for the first time. The adaptive cruise control option includes automatic distance control with stop-and-go function and reversible occupant protection. The next generation of flat-six engines The turbocharged flat-six engines also enter a new generation with the new 911. In addition to compliance with the latest emissions standards by way of a gasoline particulate filter, the primary focus of advanced development here was on further enhancing performance. New, larger turbochargers with symmetrical layout and electrically controlled wastegate valves, a completely redesigned charge air cooling system, and use for the first time of piezo injectors combine to attain engine improvements in all relevant areas: responsiveness, power, torque characteristic, endurance, revving ability. In addition to performance enhancement of 22 kW (30 PS), achieving 331 kW (450 PS) at 6,500 rpm, the 911 Carrera S engine achieves an extra 30 Nm of torque: 530 Nm in total. This is available within a wide range of speeds, from 2,300 to 5,000 rpm. The new 911 Carrera S is available in Australia from $265,000^ and the 911 Carrera 4S from $281,100^. The new models can be ordered now and are due to arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2019.

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Story: David Mallinson Photos: Ron Widdison

AGM and Club Night at Porsche Centre Melbourne Tuesday 9th October 2018

On Tuesday 9th of October we held our 43rd Annual General Meeting at Porsche Centre Melbourne followed by a Social Club Night evening, which saw around 150 members & guests attend. The AGM commenced at 6.30pm and after our Secretary Neville Sampson confirmed we had a quorum, our outgoing President Michael O’Brien kicked off proceedings with an overview of the agenda and his Presidents report which comprised an overview of the year which included: 11 Motor Sport Events, including our Regularity event and Presidents Day 5 Social Runs The Annual Go-Kart Challenge

those involved in what was another Stella year for the Club and special recognition to Carly and Lisa who interact with all members and are fundamental to the effective running of our Club. David Mallinson delivered the Treasurers report which indicated another good result for the Club with a record number of members and a profit for the year with our reserves at a healthy level and above our minimum target level, allowing us to hold membership fees at the same level for the third year. David overviewed that the Membership income paid for the club running costs, Porsche Parade, Club nights and the annual Dinner Dance subsidy, where the Social and Register runs break even with Competition delivering the Club’s profit.

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David Mallinson

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The General Committee except for Ian Knight all renominated with Clyde White being nominated to the committee to replace Ian, the General Committee are:

Ron Widdison Melanie Treloar Garry Saber Ken Anson Alex Harmati Cameron Goodyear Michael O’Brien Clyde White After the AGM closed Michael invited our new President Tony Carolan to address the meeting, Tony is well known to everyone and was our competition Director for several years and more recently Vice President. Tony thanked Michael for his time and hard work as President and that he was looking forward to the coming year as President including the upcoming Porsche Festival. After the AGM finished everyone enjoyed Dinner which in line with recent increases in our Club night catering allowance enjoyed a well presented and very tasty hot meal accompanied by a great selection of beverages. Our Social Director Alex Harmati kicked off the Club night by introducing the Competition (Mark


Horton Andrews) and Register (Ken Anson) Directors to give the audience an overview of upcoming events in their respective areas. Will Darvall then provided the audience with an update of the upcoming Porsche Festival which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Porsche to be held at Seaworks in Williamstown. We then heard from Porsche Centre Melbourne’s Austin King who covered off new news coming from Stuttgart, and along with Alex, picked out a lucky attendee (Richard) to sit in and start up the new GT3RS.

The formal part of the evening was wound up with Alex providing a roving microphone and asking or where necessary selecting people to provide their favourite Porsche moments/ memories. There was no shortage of emotion and passion as people recounted why they love their cars, the club or in some cases just special memories. The one that sticks in my mind was Russell Sturzaker recalling when he was the inaugural winner of the Tony Jones memorial award in 1979 and then won it again in 1980. A lot of us learnt that Tony who was the Sales Manager at what was Hamilton’s (now Porsche

Melbourne and assisted founding the Club) was a Polo player of some note and to help his fitness took up bike riding but unfortunately was hit and killed by a car on a training run. Most people stayed around to enjoy a friendly chat and further drinks with other members.

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Story: Michael Browning, with Will Darvall Photos: Ron Widdison and Tristan Decaro

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It was only natural that the PCV should celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Porsche sports car in Melbourne in October. That month in 1951, the first two production right hand drive 356 models arrived in Australia after being driven across the Swiss Alps from Stuttgart before boarding a boat from Genoa to Melbourne. From that date, the Victorian capital became the physical and spiritual home of Porsche in Australia and the National distribution company, initially Norman Hamilton & Co and now Porsche Cars Australia, has always called Melbourne ‘home’. Those two first Porsches were presented to Australian motorsport luminaries at the South Melbourne Town Hall on November 1, 1951. A Porsche made the marque’s Australian motorsport debut in the Hurstbridge Hillclimb on Australia Day (January 26) in 1951 and in 1998, the largest-ever collection of Porsches in Australia parked in the Alexandra Gardens on the banks of the Yarra River, as the culmination of Porsche’s 50th Anniversary in Australia. The count was more than 900 and it is officially recorded at an appropriate ‘911’. So it was not surprising that 70 years after the first sports car named a Porsche was built in 1948 that the Porsche Club of Victoria wanted to stage its own special tribute for its members. Now, the PCV has rarely been accused of doing things by half measures since it was founded in 1975. Historically interesting is that the PCV’s first event was a barbecue for 40 Porsches and their owners at Lilydale Airport in October that year – the airport was a last-minute choice because at the last moment the original venue was found to have been double-booked. Forty-three years on, there were no such stumbles when the Club decided to hold its own Festival to mark the 70 Years.

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Planning for the event began back in April/May 2017 when the General Committee discussed and supported the concept of developing a Concours/ Show ‘n’ Shine-style event. While Porsche Cars Australia was planning to make Sydney the focus of Australia’s National celebrations, the feeling of the PCV Committee was that because of its historic connection, a special stand-alone event with its own unique focus should also be staged in Melbourne. Over the following months, a Festival Organising Committee, chaired by Mark Horton Andrews, (next year replaced by Alex Harmati) was drawn up, consisting of:

Technical/Car Committee: Will Darvall Geoffrey Mould Mark Horton Andrews Ray Baty Michael Bailey Russell Sturzaker Catering & Logistics: Carly Pasco Melanie Treloar

Michael O’Brien Carly Pasco

Marshalling (Bump In / Bump Out):

Lisa Gillespie

Mark Horton Andrews

Will Darvall Michael Bailey

Festival Layout

Ray Baty

Geoffrey Mould

Melanie Treloar Peter Bosland

Chief Judges:

Russell Sturzaker

Michael Bailey

Geoffrey Mould

Russell Sturzaker

Justin Reed

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Scoring and Coordination Will Darvall Barbara Darvall

The first task was to find a secure, all-weather venue able to house a number of special Porsches. Sounds simple? Not a bit of it, but Seaworks at the Williamstown Historical Maritime Precinct was nearing completion and was available for its first major motoring event. The venue had its limitations. While it was newly refurbished, there was no accurate floor plan on which to design a car display. So it fell to recently-retired architect Geoff Mould to physically measure the entire display area and then scale it onto a digital map. Allowances for judges to crawl into and under cars had to be allowed for, along with the arc required for long Porsche doors to open, particularly those with worn check straps! Geoff Mould then literally went the extra mile (or kilometre on this occasion) and created centimetre-accurate parking spaces for every registered Porsche, leaving access areas for judging teams and spectators. This resulted in literally kilometres of adhesive marking tape, which was then transferred to the shed’s concrete floor on the day before the Festival. What cars should be invited was another hot topic for the Festival’s Car Committee. Concours d’Elegance was once a wellpatronised Club activity amongst PCV members, but in these time-poor days, only the very dedicated are prepared to spend nights under their Porsche with cotton buds and toothbrushes, to present their cars far cleaner than the day they left the factory.


Show ‘n’ Shine is more popular these days, as the underside of the car, including the inner wheel rims, is not judged, meaning it’s easier to drive your Porsche to the venue, as the rules require. Finally, for those who just wanted to show up and show off their Porsche, there was the Come ‘n’ Park, where a clean car was the only requirement, for display without judging. Invited Clubs included the 356 and 901 Registers, while all three Melbourne Porsche Centres each had two new model Porsches on display, including two Panamera Grand Turismo Sport Turbos and a 911T. Then there was a separate area set aside under cover for the display of some special Porsches. Highlights to everyone’s taste included Paul Vourtsis’ rare ‘Bitter Chocolate’ 1976 model ¬-Porsche 912E – one of just 2,092 of these 2.0 litre four-cylinder G-bodied Porsches, manufactured exclusively for the US market that single production year, while the final touches were being added to the front-engined 924.

Jamie and Greg Lovett’s 1995 993 GT2 Le Mans Race Car was also a spectator highlight. One of 110 customer race cars made in 1995- ’96, it was one of three Kremer cars raced at Le Mans in Repsol colours those years and has now been brought back by the Lovetts to its original factory spec. The Lovetts also displayed a beautiful 2001 Green GT3 RS. They made a fascinating contrast with another Porsche factory racer on display – James Papas’s immaculate ex-Jonathan Webb 2004 model 996 GT3 Cup car that has not raced since its retirement from Cup racing in 2005. By then, this ‘off the shelf’ production-based Porsche customer race car was able to match the Phillip Island and Winton lap times of the factory GT2 of just a decade earlier, such has been the withering paces of Porsche racing development! Ursula Weidenmuller’s Blood Orange 914/6 was one of two genuine factory-built six cylinder

914s originally brought to Australia by Alan Hamilton in the early 1970s and remains in fabulous condition today, having been owned by Alan until the early ‘90s, with Ursula being only the second owner since then. Younger enthusiasts were also surprised to discover that Porsche made aeroplane engines in the 1970s and 1980s, from the G series 3.2 motor, with Robert Buttery on hand with one on display to educate anyone interested in knowing more about this chapter of Porsche history.

There was also David Danziger’s stunning, black and super-rare in Australia 4.0 litre type 997 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 – one of just 600 built and the last 911 with its 368kW horizontallyopposed six cylinder power unit designed by Porsche engine guru, Hans Metzger. It made an interesting ‘Which one would you like in your garage?’ comparison with Michael Smithe’s 2008 911 GTR2RS.

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Michael Dennis’ well-known and wellenjoyed Marine Blue metallic 1987 930 3.3 Turbo, was another popular display vehicle with Seaworks visitors. Typical on-off Melbourne weather on the Saturday played Russian Roulette with the Concours cars, but all eight made it in safely and were wiped down before going under the judges’ microscope. 2 Show ’n’ Shine Register groups also entered to remain under cover in preparation for the big day ahead. The sunshine and showers continued to swap places on the Sunday morning, although the sun eventually gained the upper hand and the remaining Show ‘n Shine cars that had been allocated undercover spaces made it into position by the time judging commenced and the public was admitted at 10am. Outside, the Seaworks’ forecourt and the wharf extending out into Hobson’s Bay rapidly filled with the Come ‘n’ Park Porsches. Notable amongst them were three of the 250, 997-series Sport Classic 911s built, while tucked away, almost unseen in a row of 356 models, was a little Fish Silver 356 Split Screen Cabriolet, the very first right hand drive production Porsche built, now in the hands of 356 tragic Greg O’Keefe, 67 years after it arrived in Melbourne back in 1951. . . In total there were 173 Porsches on display, with 54 to be judged; eight in the Concours proper and 46 in six Show ‘n’ Shine Register groups, while 104 other Porsches of all models were allocated pier space in the popular Come

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‘n’ Park, where a good wash was the only pre-requisite. However, with a little more preknowledge of the venue and its available space, there could have been 250-plus on show. As it was, registrations for all the available places were filled six weeks out from the event. As the judging drew to a close, the sun came out to stay and everyone hung around expectantly for the judges’ deliberations. Then came the big announcements. Despite its exotic opposition, the winner of the Concours was the stunning Arctic Silver, January 1998-built type 996 911 Carrera, owned by PCV member Damien Cruickshank. The multi-trophy winning Porsche had covered 124,000km in the hands of its four owners since it was delivered new in Melbourne, but you would never have guessed. Second Place was David O’Dwyer’s Ruby Red Boxster GTS. Third Place was Deano Brandi’s white 356 Pre A Coupe. The competition for trophies in the various Show ‘n Shine categories – Early 911s (4),

G series 911s (10), 964/993 models (11), Modern 911s (5), Boxster and Cayman (6) and Torque Tube (10), was just as keen. Here’s how the judges saw them: Early 911; Mal Batten, with his yellow 911E 2.4. G Series 911; Damien Beechey, with his Silver 911 SC. 964/993; Adrian Fernando, with his Slate Grey 964 Carrera 2. Modern 911; Norman Smith, with his Black 997 Carrera 4S. Boxster/Cayman; Richard Kempster, with his Silver Boxster S. Torque Tube; Russell Sturzaker, with his Black 924 Carrera GT. The man responsible for putting Porsches on the map in Australia, the late Norman Hamilton, would have been very proud.


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Story: Vickie Morris Photos: Ron Widdison

Mayfair Ballroom, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. Saturday 1st December 2018

President Tony Carolan

Competition Director Mark Horton Andrews

Outgoing President Michael O’Brien

70 years of Porsche provided PCV with a plethora of opportunities to celebrate memorable motoring events in 2018. Members’ social calendars burst at the seams with fantastic runs, Concours, club nights and competition. Would the Gala Dinner live up to expectations of such a momentous year??? You betcha!

spirited conversation and obligatory air kisses. (Don’t mess the hair!). Very attentive smartly uniformed staff including the delightful Judy ensured glasses were never empty.

scenes work keeping PCV running smoothly, he invited members to volunteer where possible. Case in point Tony presented retiring President Michael O’Brien and his superlative wife Christine with a humorous caricature and fragrant flower bouquet. Tony pointed out that Michael’s presidency period between 2016 -18 was rather short in comparison to the 11 years of service to the Club Michael has given including roles on the General, Social and Competition Committees as well as Treasurer. An excellent montage of looped Michael Memories photos was projected onto two large screens each side of the stage for emphasis. Michael accepted his gifts with a much-appreciated succinct acceptance speech. It seems like we are going through Presidents as fast as Australian Prime Ministers. That is the only political reference I will make; religious quip may follow soon. Perhaps the 2 years period facilitates more car driving than ship steering.

I won’t go on about the outfit too much, but special mention has to go to my trusty heels of steel that, in conjunction with my hair, elevated me to lofty heights. The added centimetres made for a brilliant ensemble as those astute to notice realised my Grecian style dress would drag along the ground sans stilettos. Additionally, and purely coincidentally it was noted the frock colour was Porsche Lime Green. Good things come in threes, so the Social Committee decided in line with members wishes, that The Grand Hyatt would be the location de jour for the third year running. Lucky for some the walls of the elegant two-tiered Mayfair Ballroom can’t talk. Contrary to the abysmal weather of 2017, Melbourne couldn’t have provided a more magnificent start to summer. 31 degrees and simply balmy. “Sun’s Out, Guns Out!” Well not quite but the ladies were much more comfortable in lighter evening gowns. Some of the gents perhaps a little hot under their black-tie collars. The warmer day determined Grant and I would Uber to the Grand. What a treat. Unfortunately, Dietfried (the Porsche) had to stay home since one proud Porsche owner intended on a celebratory sherbet or two. Other PCV members did drive their fine German machinery to the venue, while a select few indulged and stayed in the CBD. How luxurious. My happy outlook on the evening was eroded minute by minute as Grant and I were detained in our Uber, held hostage to excruciating Melbourne traffic. A sentiment shared by several patrons upon disembarking at the Grand. Some band “Bon Jovi” (who??) conspiring to delay a seamless start to a frivolous evening. Nevertheless, I soon decompressed once inside the glamourous art deco inspired upper lobby complete with welcoming soothing green lighting features. Arrival drinks including ice cold James Boags Beer, seductively sparkling Azahara Brut and effervescent soft drinks accompanied 28

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Paparazzi numbers had swelled to 3 this year. Pre-dinner poses were struck as Happy Medium jostled for prime position with resident PCV photographers Alvaro Del Gallo and Ron Widdison to digitally capture the evening. However, I enlisted Security Team Member Tom to grab a happy snap with a few of my motor mates. My Mum had actually requested a photo, so I thought it wise to take and text it sooner rather than later. In the weeks leading up to our soiree table seating arrangements were eagerly discussed amongst members. Who would sit where was influenced by rascally requests, copious text messages and emails to the organisers. I had an inkling as to where I would be positioned but the Seating List would confirm my destiny. Table 17 – woo hoo! A few newbies and a few oldies made our table a fine mix of intelligence, style and devilment. Social Committee Legend Alex Harmati commenced formalities informally at 8pm. It was to be his last performance in a Master of Ceremony Role. A warm welcome to all members and guests in the chicly decorated upscale ballroom was punctuated with facts, fun and fiction. House-keeping, the introduction of a security guard Chris to guard one from feeling insecure around Table 17 and a stunning display of props worthy of a Hollywood feature film paraded by one equally impressive starlet embellished his two minute greeting. People had already begun dining on the generous supply of various fresh bread rolls when entrée was served. Open ravioli, scallops, citrus butter sauce, rainbow trout roe, sea lettuce alternating with Prosciutto mille feuille, herbed Persian feta cheese, melon, hydro mix leaves. Scrumptious. The photo booth was off to a flying start. Props were eagerly utilised. Wigs, hats, funny glasses, witty signs and new this year - Porsche emojis on the photos! (Little emblems for all the technophobes in the audience). New President (8 weeks in) Tony Carolan surrendered his delectable fare to address the to some degree rowdy crowd. Highlighting and thanking the enormous amount of behind the

PCV will greatly miss Alex and Michael in their formal roles but I am sure they will continue to support our club as also rans. 8.20pm. Our Vice President and Fashions on the Field contender Mark Horton Andrews donned his familiar Hi Vis vest to bring attention to Motorsport Competition Results congratulating all involved. Mark advertised Entrée Competition and Marshalling opportunities. Ending with a thank you to all volunteers lead the evening’s proceedings to premier Melbourne corporate band “Spin”. Their easy listening set filling the room with some popular covers. The tempting aroma of Main Course lured members from their various activities of smoozing, masquerading shimmying. Corn fed chicken breast, wild rice, parsnip, melon, Vietnamese mint alternating with Tasmanian beef short rib, sweet potato, eggplant, chimichurri, spring onion were of excellent standard. Side Dishes of green beans slaw, creme fraiche, Dijon mustard, celery seed and crushed baby potatoes, capers, pink peppercorns, roasted garlic ensured nobody would feel hungry. More Murray Darling Azahara Brut darling? Perhaps Endless Chardonnay. The aptly named LaLa Land Pinot Gris rounded out the white wine selection. Two other stunners to hail from South Australia apart from me were the MOJO Cab Sav and the Norfolk Shiraz. James Boag’s was well represented alongside a few PAYG amber fluids, Russians, Johnnies and Jacks.


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Around 9.45pm our Master of Ceremony commenced the next announcements. Major Motorsport Competition Awards were followed by the Major Club Awards. Jamie Lovett was crowned Club Champion. Outright Award including the Don Tryhorn Memorial Plaque was presented to Joseph Ensabella (cut and pasted this from last year!). Club Member of the Year is awarded in recognition of an exceptional contribution to the Club over the year. It has been bestowed annually since 1980 and in 2018 Geoff Mould, the Quiet Achiever, was the worthy recipient. If you have chipped in for a little longer than a year, then you might well join our select group of Life Members. This award is in recognition of meritorious service to PCV over many years. Congratulations to the 11th ever recipient - Ian Knight. Did I mention the Photo booth was heaving!?! Ken Anson our wonderful Register Captain informed the room how well our registers performed this year entertaining members almost every week of the year. 10pm. Time for white powder on the tables. Sugar! Yes, Dessert was served. Caramelised citrus tart, lemon confit, lime leaf anglaise, lemon sorbet alternating with Chocolate tart, salty caramel mousse, gold leaf, toasted hazelnuts. Sweet Tooth Heaven. I did manage to pay attention to Tony Carolan’s presentation of Participant of the Year Awards while my blood glucose level spiralled out of control. 3rd Prize for Participant of the Year was awarded to a Ken Eve. Enjoy your (my) Nillumbik Cellars prize my fine successor. 2nd Prize went to Will Darvall and Dennis Bath donated by Porsche Cars Australia. Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre donated 1st Prize for very deserved winner Carlo Fasolino who attended 23 events for the year. That almost concluded the presentations for the evening but before Alex signed off for the night and years of much loved and brilliantly executed Social Committee duty. He threw a curved ball; a new segment “Fashions on the Field”. Audience members were requested to shout out contenders and yes, I made the cut next to a kilt and some impressive Mode. Exceptional service and special dietary needs had been catered for by the stealth staff including Ziga for Table 16. Freshly brewed coffee, T2 teas and herbal infusions served with cookies and chocolate petits fours appeared like crystal clear water droplets on fresh garden leaves. Shut the Door! IS THAT MAMMA MIA?? Someone knew someone who knew someone in the Social Committee. Sure your membership for 2019 will absorb their appearance fee but such entertainment is priceless. A hard act to follow but 11.30pm SPIN returned to bring the house down with stacks of tracks to strut your stuff to. House lights came on just after midnight. Chris had to get his buff security team to escort out Table 18 with force. No, not really. Porsche isn’t just a brand to our eclectic mix of members. It is a DNA strand that is in all of us – the “P” Gene, providing feelings of exhilaration, ambition, satisfaction, fear, frustration, pride, belonging and all out fun just to name a few. Porsche Club of Victoria sincerely thank the Grand Hyatt, our sponsors, committees, volunteers, competitors and above all our members. We hope each and every one of you had a fantastic year topped off with a most splendid night tonight. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. So, who is going on the run tomorrow???

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2018 PRESENTATIONS COMPETITION AWARDS Major Competition Awards Club Champion Outright Award (inc Don Tryhorn Memorial)

Jamie Lovett Joseph Ensabella

Class Results Class A Group

1st 2nd 3rd

Theo Mihelakos Josef Smith Simon Zettl

Class B

1st 2nd 3rd

Carlo Fasolino Richard Catchlove David Cuff

Class C

1st 2nd 3rd

Pete Matherson Cameron Goodyear Grant Stephenson

Class D

1st 2nd 3rd

John Kennedy Bill Toohey Danny Loypur

Class GT Group

1st 2nd 3rd

Jamie Lovett Simon Dunn Tony Carolan

Class Modified Group

1st 2nd

Ben Faggetter Mike Herrod

Class Open

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Joseph Ensabella

Class Cup Group

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Outright Award (inc Don Tryhorn Memorial) Joseph Ensabella

Club Champion Jamie Lovett

Life Member recipient Ian Knight

CLUB AWARDS Club Person of The Year

Geoffrey Mould

Life Member

Ian Knight

PARTICIPANT OF THE YEAR AWARDS 1st

Dennis Bath & Will Darvall

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Yokohama Tyres thanks to Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre. Porsche Design merchandise thanks to Porsche Cars Australia. Wine thanks to Nillumbik Cellars.

B Class Winners Carlo Fasolino and Richard Catchlove

D Class Winners Bill Toohey, John Kennedy & Danny Loypur

A Class Winner Theo Mihelakos

Club Person of the Year Geoffrey Mould

C Class Winners Pete Matherson and Cameron Goodyear

Modified Class Winners Ben Faggetter & Mike Herrod

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There’s good news and bad news. Many experts have correctly advised that certain desirable models of air cooled 911s are wonderful investments, such as the 930 turbo and the varioram 6 speed manual 993S. The bad news is that you’re probably too late. David Hosking has indulged his love of Porsches with well timed purchase of both. David had a stellar career as a teacher/ educator, rising to becoming Assistant Principal at a leading Melbourne private school, before launching a second career as Head of a young and developing private school in Queensland, for over a decade. He and wife Jill now live in a slice of perfection on the Mornington peninsula, with its access to sweeping views of Port Phillip bay (and sweeping corners on peninsula roads). The house has a generous 3 car garage, with an electric hoist “which only accommodates Porsches, Ferraris, or Lambos, because of limited ceiling clearance”. He has always been a car lover, who enjoys maintaining their appearance, leaving the mechanical side to the mechanics! His first special car was a 1929 Chev, bought in 1990. After retirement, he finally caught the Porsche bug, buying an ’83 911 Cab, which he had from 2007-13, joining PCV about 5 years ago. Current stable In 2010, he acquired an Arena Red ’96 varioram 993S with 6 speed manual. S in that model refers only to wide body, whereas varioram refers to the adjustable induction system in the M64/21 engine, which became the last air cooled 911 engine. It shows 125Ks and has a neat patina, appropriate to its 22 year age. We never think of Porsches as ageing, until we do the arithmetic. In 2011, along came a Guards Red ’79 930 turbo, looking pretty tuff with 315/35 17 on 11s rear and 215/45 17 on 8s up front. The exhaust is rather audible through the 100 mm pipe and the muffler is due for a change, as it melts close body work! Odometer shows only 65Ks and the car is David’s favourite drive, with no points for guessing why. The 930 was introduced in ’75, as the world’s first serious turbocharged road car, creating quite a storm with its power (250 hp!), torque, especially when the turbo kicked in after the lag, and its tendency to lose the tail (see previous). To aid the handling, the rear end and wheels were widened and suspension altered, to give a spectacular look that we had never seen, and which still stands out. Gearbox was initially 4 speed, down from the current 5 speed, because Porsche felt ISSUE 4, 2018

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In 2015, a very well kept ’87 380 SL 107 model Benz was added to the group. Odometer shows 186Ks. That 107 model ran from ’71-’89, with Cabriolet or Coupe, progressing through 11 engines from 280 to 560. That is the second longest Merc model ever produced, after its G Series. Coincidentally, the Porsche G Series ran from ’74-’89, being the longest series produced and in similar years to the Merc 107. The convertible top is useful when going to Bunnings for some lengths of timber or sheets of corrugated iron.

there was so much torque the extra gear wasn’t needed. The 930 stood for the initial 3 litre motor (changing the traditional Porsche numbering system, which had referred to sequential projects from the factory), which ran from ’75-’77, when the 300 hp 3.2 litre motor was introduced in ’78, which ran until ’89. That model was initially called 933, which gradually reverted to 930. In all, about 21,500 were made, with less than 3,000 being 3 litres. Resale values were slow to take off in the air cooled frenzy, but have now done so.

Now for something different, there is a Hosking son’s ’55 Ford F100 Series 2 pickup, an American icon. The F series range of pickups, light duty trucks and full size trucks began in 1948, progressing through all sizes and types until the present. They have been the best selling vehicles in the USA since 1986. This one is surprisingly faithful to the original design, perhaps with some widening of the step on guards and wide mags. It sports a Windsor V8 feeding a 3 on the tree automatic. You and your mate and your gals could fit on the flat bench seat, ready for a yee haa ride! Hidden in the garage are a current white Honda CR-V 4wd and a current white Range Rover Evoque, of similar size. Hondas used to be small! What’ll be next in David’s enthusiastic active quest?

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The only issue I had with President’s Day was that our esteemed Competition Director, Mark Horton Andrews, made a unilateral decision that the President was responsible for writing up the magazine article. This was news to me and not an arrangement that I had been previously aware of, but it was a proposal that I had difficulty arguing my way out of.

It looked like President’s Day had received a significant degree of notoriety when we arrived to see a very professional film crew unpacking their gear. Thinking that a TV station must be covering the day, we soon realised that they were hired by Theo Mihelakos. We all felt rather insignificant having to manage with family and friends using their iPhones for our photos.

For the uninitiated, President’s Day is an end of season track day where the competition drivers can take passengers out for a track experience. Of course, safety is paramount, and speeds need to be kept to 80% of racing speed. This still means that many cars are reaching well over 200kph at two locations each lap. Drivers are required to exercise a high degree of self-control and any off-track excursions or spins can earn immediate exclusion for the day.

There were 64 entrants with a very interesting range covering Porsches from new to old with most exhibiting expected faultless Porsche performance. Emphasising the performance aspect of the day Cup Cars, GT3’s and GT4’s made up nearly half of the entrants. A particularly interesting example was Tom Marks’ 997 Cup Car now resplendent in black and gold John Player Special livery. We were all pleased to see that Phil Treloar seems to have finally sorted out the bugs with his highly modified 996 GT3 and it ran well all day. A bit late for the 2018 season Phil, but you should be up for a great 2019.

The day is always very popular and this year we had over 345 passengers that took their bravery pills and signed up for a ride. Many faces showed some degree of trepidation as they donned their helmets and were belted in, but this was absolutely in contrast to the looks of enjoyment and, in some cases happy relief, as they exited the cars after their ride. Several folk were seen to take multiple opportunities for a ride. This included my granddaughter, Jorja, who just having reached the 12-year-old lower limit on being a track passenger, was determined to make the most of the day. The day started off a little damp, but all the drivers showed great skill and behaved themselves in these difficult conditions and after a short while the track dried out and thankfully stayed that way for the rest of the day. Driving was at a very high standard with everybody observing the serious requirements for taking passengers. We were lucky to have a couple of visitors from the Porsche Club of America, Jack and Deirdre Staudt, spend the day with us. Both had rides around Sandown and we had a great time swapping stories about the events that our clubs run. With over 130,000 members PCA certainly dwarfs PCV in numbers but after his experience with us, jack felt that we ran equally professional events. Another welcome visitor was Brent Howard who is still a PCV member but mostly resident in Sydney, as is his race car. Even if he couldn’t drive it was great to see Brent come along.

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The whole day had a real family feel about it with loads of chatting and banter between the runs. I don’t think I have ever seen as many children present with Dads and Mums taking delight in showing them around the cars. As usual we finished up with the now shortened bicycle race, which this President won on his 5th attempt. His thanks to the Competition Director who drew up some more complicated Supplementary Regulations, causing the 2 leading riders to take a wrong turn. It all comes to those who are patient.

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Thirty-six cars from all registers turned up on a beautiful sunny Sunday for a run around the Macedon Ranges commencing and finishing in Lancefield. Geoffrey Mould and the Social Committee had organised something different for this run with a 9 o’clock breakfast start at the Lancefield CFA and then proceeding on a circuitous route north-west up to Sutton Grange near Harcourt, then south through the Malmsbury to the Kyneton/Trentham area and then, up and over Mt Macedon and back east to the start at Lancefield finishing at the Cleveland Grange Winery. Sort of a board game but with Porsches as the counters. As usual the CFA put on a sumptuous breakfast spread that challenged the club members, most throwing away their diet regimes. The captain of the station James Waterman gave a brief history of the Fire brigade which started 1914 dragging hand-drawn canvas-hose carriages with wooden wheels, to the fires. Following on at the end of breakfast at the CFA Mark Horton Andrews welcomed our new members and at the close of proceedings Michael Bailey read a moving poem as a tribute to the Anzacs, that day the 11 November, being the Centenary of that terrible war that wiped out a generation of young adults. Later in the morning during the run, as a mark of respect suggested by Geoffery, members pulled off the road and stopped for a minute’s silence; “Lest we Forget”. During the run, like a board game, we saw cars landing on the wrong squares and

having to back-track to get back in the game, ourselves included - no fault of the directions, just dumbly following the car in front. The country side we travelled through was fantastic with rolling hills challenging drivers to keep a tidy line through the bends, forested areas with dappled light through the trees and some sunny flat areas where you could open up a bit, but always being mindful of varying road surfaces and road widths. Those with cabriolets had the best time with sun and wind through their hair as well as soaking up the evocative smells of the countryside we passed through. The run ended back at the Cleveland Grange Winery at Lancefield and we were treated to an interesting wine tasting before lunch – good food, good service and a good facility, well set-up for conferences, weddings and Porsche Club Lunches. When Will and Barbara Darvall stopped en-route along the Bourke & Wills Track road, I thought their car had broken down but Will explained at lunch it was to read a memorial to Australia’s first airman. Lesson ; maybe we should take these runs less competitively and stop for a while to smell the roses or look at points of interest . (Note for Sylvia – this does not include stopping for garage sales or markets and anyway Porsche boots are too small.)

frustratingly stalled at cross roads, all waiting for the Sunday tourist traffic to pass. However, on the dark side, one un-named driver who passed a slower moving local car in a disrespectful manner, got an earful of driving instructions from the lady when stopped at an intersection. GO TO JAIL - do not pass GO. (Editors Note - Porsche Club drivers shall obey the rules of the road at all times and drive their vehicles in a respectful manner that does not upset locals, nor scare horses and wildlife or bring derision on the club – Seriously, behave!) The new members at lunch were given the job of selecting names out of the hat, giving away bottles of the Cleveland Wine to the lucky recipients. So, all in all a great day and thanks to Geoffrey and Barbara Mould together with other Social Committee members for organising what was a great day’s drive in the countryside.

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Story: Ken Eve Photos: Ron Widdison

Broadford Sprints Sunday 28th October

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Broadford Spring Super Sprint Sunday, 28 October 2018

RESULTS Driver

Car

Result 1

Class Position Outright

Class Points

Position

Outright Points

Class: A Class Theo Mihelakos

Boxster GTS

65.474

1

13

89.360

53.046

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

66.536

2

16

81.626

47.106

Josef Smith

Cayman S

68.724

3

27

79.867

35.927

Simon Zettl

Cayman R

66.984

4

17

78.562

44.601

Garry Saber

Cayman S

67.022

5

18

78.562

44.294

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

67.558

6

21

74.727

41.585

Jim Morey

987 Cayman S

70.500

7

37

68.588

28.353

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

69.675

8

32

61.634

31.754

Ron Widdison

993

73.572

9

43

51.354

17.678

David Mallinson

Boxster Spyder 987

74.552

10

45

37.019

14.824

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

68.217

1

25

85.213

38.411

Boxster S

69.780

2

34

74.727

31.254

Andrew Campbell

Cayman

70.172

3

35

72.233

29.782

Martin Higgs

968 CS

70.361

4

36

71.005

29.062

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

70.624

5

38

69.388

27.885

Frank Sallas

986 BOXSTER S 3.2

72.166

6

42

60.518

22.231

Class: C Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

67.659

1

22

95.561

41.290

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

67.977

2

23

93.146

39.548

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

68.373

3

26

90.298

37.572

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

69.654

4

31

81.626

32.005

Following check-in, it was off to Scrutineering, which was ably led by Michael O’Brien and his capable crew. There were 47 regular competitors, 8 entrée class and 4 in ‘other’ class, making a total of 59 cars to process. As usual, the crew got everyone scrutineered with blinding efficiency.

Class: Cup Class Nick Karnaros

997 Cup Car

59.698

1

1

114.593

93.146

Stan Bougadakis

997 GT3 Cup Car

62.162

2

3

106.108

74.307

Andrew Smith

996 Cup car

64.580

3

11

78.996

58.323

Class: D John Kennedy

944S2

67.496

1

20

86.582

41.880

Bill Toohey

944 S2

67.982

2

24

82.960

39.548

Rodney Gordon

944 S2

69.385

3

29

73.890

33.025

Danny Loypur

944S2

69.720

4

33

71.822

There were only 4 spare spaces left to reach track capacity. I believe it shows how well everyone enjoys these events. This is largely due to how well these days are organised and run by the Competition Committee and the many Marshals who volunteer their time. I think I can speak for all competitors in expressing how much we appreciate their efforts.

31.754

Harry Phillips

944

71.170

5

39

63.141

25.841

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

71.520

6

40

60.888

24.529

Ken Anson

Boxster

78.547

7

47

28.588

6.351

Class: GT Class Jamie Lovett

996 GT3

63.004

1

6

104.561

68.588

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

62.454

2

4

99.003

72.233

Simon Dunn

911 997.2 GT3

62.868

3

5

99.003

69.388

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

64.332

4

10

94.108

59.781

Richard Thompson

996 GT3

64.936

5

12

89.360

56.176

Greg Muller

991 GT3

63.849

6

8

87.965

62.762

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

65.666

7

14

84.308

51.690

Jeremy Davidson

Cayman GT4

65.698

8

15

78.130

51.690

Belucci Murelli

Cayman GTS

71.587

9

41

48.390

24.315

The Drivers’ Briefing was held in the track meeting room. All were welcomed by our outgoing Club President Michael O’Brien and incoming President Tony Carolan.

Class: Modified Class Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

63.589

1

7

94.590

64.669

Rex Broadbent

911 RS Rep

63.964

2

9

93.146

62.008

Ken Eve

993 GT2 Replica

67.441

3

19

68.987

42.178

David Turner

944 S2

69.362

4

28

56.530

33.282

Paul Stuart

911 Carrera RS

69.635

5

30

54.772

32.005

Paul Sbrissa

911 SC

74.195

6

44

33.025

15.797

Michael Stroh

Boxster S 986

77.233

7

46

21.827

8.669

997 GT3 Cup

61.018

1

2

82.514

82.514

Class: OPEN Joseph Ensabella

Class: OTHER Sam Markov

997 Cup Car

62.291

1

48

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Dev Raj

Merccedes Benz CLA45

70.654

2

49

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Nick Mavrikos

Mazda RX8

73.638

3

Michael Ban

Fiesta XR4 ST150

73.867

50

4

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All competitors seemed to arrive prior to 7.00am to secure their preferred garage or carport and were met with a warm eight degrees and some cloud. This weather was a stark contrast to the arctic conditions on our prior visit mid-August. The scheduled 7.30am check-in was a little delayed due to the late arrival of our Race Secretary, who had all the Group Sheets and other important documents. On his arrival, Simon was warmly welcomed with a few jeers from the assembled masses (to be fair, Simon had checked his expected arrival time with the Competition Director).

Class: B David Cuff

The final Sprint event of 2018!

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Then onto the briefing from our Competition Director, Mark Horton Andrews, and Clerk of Course, Brett Stevens, outlining track etiquette and driving guides. Overtaking at Broadford is restricted, as it is a tight, challenging circuit. Brett emphasised that if you were to hit the cones placed on the twisty downhill section after turn five, you would lose that lap time. With the animated help of Theo, texta in hand, Xs were rapidly placed on the track layout board, indicating the cone locations, much to the amusement of all in the room, with some odd looks coming from some of the firsttime entrée participants. Nice work, Theo!

Entrée Class had some magnificent examples of our brand, with four 991s, two 996s, one Carrera 911 and a VW Golf GTI. I hope all the drivers enjoyed their foray into a competition event. Well done for running your pride and joys! To all Class winners and runners up for the day well done, with Joe Ensabella taking out Open, and Nick Karnaros Cup Class with the only sub 60 second lap for the day, over Stan Bougadakis and Andrew Smith. Modified was again won by Ben Faggetter over Rex Broadbent, who made his annual pilgrimage to Broadford (the old fox must have come out to get his eye in for the upcoming Targa season). They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – maybe I need to pay more attention to Rex’s driving style to improve mine. GT Class was won by Jamie Lovett, with Stefan Wojciechowski and Simon Dunn doing very well, their cars just shy of lap records in this super competitive class. Class A was Theo Mihelakos (texta guy) with Troy Hungerford as runner up and Josef Smith third (a great effort being a Class A2 car in this group). Class B had Richard Catchlove ahead of David Cuff. Class C was Pete Matherson over Mark Chrzanowski. Class D was John Kennedy leading Bill Toohey in the battle of the 944-S2s by 0.486 of a second. There was only one ‘off’ for the day, with no damage. Five Drivers pushed the limits on the cones and incurred kerb strikes (loss of lap time). The day was a raging success, once again made possible by our Marshals, JL Paramedics, WAP Motorsport Safety and Recovery, Kristy Roberts who looked after Timing dutifully supported by Corey and Rowan, and Luxury Autobody (who again supplied the Tilt Tray for the event). Thankfully for all competitors, the tilt tray, so generously supplied, was not required – the boys had an easy day. Once again, thank you to all the above mentioned, who made the day possible for the competitors to do what they love doing, pushing themselves to achieve that ever elusive best lap time. See you at Presidents Day.

By the start of timed laps at 9.30am, all drivers were raring to go, ready to challenge their previous best lap times. Track conditions were very favourable: nice, cool air temperature and not too much UV. Group run order for the day was 3, 4, 5, entrée, 6, 7, 1 and 2.

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Jeremy Davidson

Cayman GT4

Garry Saber

Cayman S

Paul Stuart

Richard Catchlove

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

Michael McLaurie 996 Carrera 4S

Andrew Smith

Mark Chrzanowski 911 3.0 SC

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

Richard Thompson

Rex Broadbent

Simon Zettl

Cayman R

Peter Harrison

Cayman

996 Cup car

996 GT3

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Mark McNamara 993 3.6

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RESULTS

PCV Phillip Island Spring Super Sprint Sunday, 23 September 2018

Driver

Car

Result 1

Class Position Outright Position

Class Points

Outright Points

Class: OPEN Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

94.082

1

1

103.027

93.626

Manny Mezzasalma

997 Cup Car

97.108

2

4

87.503

78.562

Class: Cup6 Simon Baxter

996 Cup Car

98.448

1

5

106.108

72.645

Andrew Smith

996 Cup car

105.035

2

9

75.147

46.789

Stephen Sluga

996 GT3 Cup

105.682

3

11

72.233

44.601

Linley Baxter

996 Cup Car

110.249

4

21

54.772

31.005

James Papas

996 GT3 Cup Car

110.570

5

23

53.732

30.024

Ray Gymer

996 GT3 Cup

112.273

6

31

48.067

25.841

997 Cup Car

97.032

1

3

102.519

78.996

997 GT3 Cup Car

96.232

1

2

95.075

82.960

993 GT2 Replica

115.520

1

44

45.843

18.757

993 3.6

105.178

1

10

101.003

46.472

Class: Cup7.1 Andrew Hall

Class: Cup7.3 Vince Misuraca

Class: M1 Ken Eve

Class: M2 Ben Faggetter Michael Herrod

993 RSR

110.972

2

26

75.569

29.062

Adam Brewer

944 Challenge

111.183

3

29

74.727

28.588

Denis LambrouFernando

911 Lightweight

115.307

4

41

59.414

19.126

David Turner

944 S2

118.222

5

55

49.694

13.888

Timothy Mai

Carrera 3.2

122.044

6

64

38.694

8.440

Andy Jones

944

123.821

7

66

34.063

6.447

Class: GT1 Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

101.284

1

6

102.519

60.518

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

106.344

2

13

78.996

42.476

Anthony Bulloch

991.2 GT3

110.960

3

25

60.888

29.062

Stan Bougadakis

991 GT3

112.344

4

32

55.823

25.619

Class: GT2 Simon Dunn

911 997.2 GT3

103.675

1

7

95.075

51.690

Jeremy Davidson

Cayman GT4

107.784

2

15

76.417

37.851

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

107.992

3

17

75.569

37.295

Gil van der Venne

997 GT3

117.399

4

52

42.776

15.306

Gary Major

997 GT3 Club Sport

118.387

5

57

39.835

13.584

996 GT3

103.859

1

8

100.501

51.019

Class: GT3 Jamie Lovett Richard Thompson

996 GT3

105.972

2

12

90.769

43.683

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

106.601

3

14

87.965

41.585

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport

107.855

4

16

82.514

37.851

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

108.137

5

18

81.184

37.019

Simon McLean

997 Carrera S

110.134

6

20

73.059

31.254

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

110.368

7

22

72.233

30.758

David Curtis

997 S

121.641

8

63

35.388

8.901

Class: A1 Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

109.231

1

19

87.503

33.802

Guy Lavoipierre

Cayman S

110.666

2

24

81.626

29.782

Alan Conrad

981 Boxster GTS

111.140

3

28

79.430

28.588

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

111.357

4

30

78.562

28.118

Ian Chiron

996

114.158

5

37

67.793

21.627

Garry Saber

Cayman S

115.004

6

40

64.669

19.876

Frank Deak

Cayman GTS

117.886

7

54

54.772

14.508

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

119.886

8

59

48.390

11.296

David Mallinson

Boxster Spyder 987

130.444

9

67

22.434

1.574

Class: A2 Juris Briedis

Boxster S

115.494

2

42

67.793

18.757

Josef McNamara Smith Mark

Cayman 993 3.6 S

114.893 119.377

1 3

39 58

69.790 54.078

20.066 12.125

Class: B Richard Catchlove

Cayman

113.733

1

36

77.271

22.434

Andrew Campbell

Cayman

114.325

2

38

74.727

21.230

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

116.662

3

48

66.220

16.636

David Cuff

Boxster S

116.767

4

49

65.830

16.466

Dennis Bath

987 Cayman

118.341

5

56

60.149

13.736

Frank Sallas

986 BOXSTER S 3.2

121.635

6

62

49.694

8.901

Riccardo Rossi

Boxster S

122.320

7

65

47.745

8.104

Class: C Jake Parsons

Boxster

113.151

1

33

95.075

23.889

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

113.327

2

34

94.590

23.468

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

113.564

3

35

93.146

22.844

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

115.876

4

46

83.857

18.033

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

115.898

5

47

83.857

18.033

Jim Adamson

911 Carrera

117.165

6

51

78.562

15.632

Class: D John Kennedy

944S2

111.047

1

27

95.561

28.824

Danny Loypur

944S2

115.502

2

43

77.271

18.757

Bill Toohey

944 S2

115.762

3

45

75.992

18.393

Rodney Gordon

944 S2

116.834

4

50

72.233

944 S2

117.763

5

53

68.588

14.665

911 3.0 SC

120.911

6

60

57.962

9.868

Harry Phillips

944

121.098

7

61

57.243

9.621

Ken Anson

Boxster

131.455

8

68

29.301

1.192

Class: OTHER Nissan 200SX

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0

0

-

-

David Tilbury

991 GT3

-

0

0

-

-

Glen Wallace

991 GT3

-

0

0

-

-

Tom Marks

997 GT3 Cup

98.307

4

72

-

-

Sam Markov

997 Cup Car

98.829

5

73

-

-

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

102.573

6

74

-

-

Dean Grant

996 Cup

102.651

7

75

-

-

Marc Kovacic

911 GT3

108.721

8

76

-

-

Martin Farkas

BMW E46 M3

108.806

9

77

-

-

Kevin Vedelago

997 GT3 Cup

109.229

10

78

-

-

Rhys Edgar

Lotus Elise

110.890

11

79

-

-

Daryl Curyer

964

111.788

12

80

-

-

Simon Ansell

Renault Clio Cup Car

112.301

13

81

-

-

Sven Koremans

GT3 Cup

112.812

14

82

-

-

Les Bone

PRB Clubman

113.411

15

83

-

-

Matt Curyer

964

114.693

16

84

-

-

Eckhard Schwarting

911 Carrera 3.2

114.711

17

85

-

-

Anthony Parle

Subaru SVX

118.745

18

86

-

-

Minos Mantzavinos

981 Cayman GT4

122.476

19

87

-

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friends who made the trek from Queensland & South Australia. The 5 “shy Croweaters” were presented with Hawaiian shirts so that they stood out in the crowd, the same as 5 Porsche Club “Mexicans” did the previous week at Tailem Bend.

But as the day went on and the dream of a Melbourne win in the grand final was shattered, it became no longer necessary to fit the huge Demon logo onto the bonnet of the old girl. Ah, such is way of all sport.

In Cup Class the father-son combination of Linley & Simon Baxter sharing their 996 Cup Car saw Simon showing his dad how it’s done with a 12 second quicker time – maybe dad’s a bit more careful due to his age and because he pays the bills!

Refocusing on the following day quickly became the next challenge. Car packed and ready to go, the alarm woke me at the desired time. Why was the rain pouring? It reminded me of the downpours only a few weeks earlier on the morning of our sodden Broadford sprints. Hey Mate, what tyre pressures to run with? Depends on the day, but today I will probably start with 24 cold, and plan to run at 30 hot. How many laps do you do in a session? Depends on the day, but I probably get in six. How many litres in a session? Normally about 10, but a little, perhaps 5 in reserve is a good idea. I am not sure that the gauge is all that accurate in the old girl. How full is the tank to start the event with? Probably about a quarter, again, I cannot really trust the gauge. All these questions were from a WRX driver at the servo on Eastlink. It is great to have a car that provokes interest and discussion from like-minded car enthusiasts. With a clearing sky and the showers abating, I resumed the now pleasant drive to the track very relieved that the fear of similar weather conditions to Broadford was not going to eventuate. One week before the AFL Grand Final where it’s down to the Eagles & Pies for the premiership, but more importantly, as we run our second last competition day for the year at Phillip Island, it’s where we sort the Porsche Club Competition Class & Outright premiers.

The Competition low down…

GT Class saw Stefan Wojciechowski demonstrating his pace in GT1, whilst in GT2 Race Secretary Simon Dunn was a clear leader out front of his class. Jamie Lovett continued his pace setting for the rest of GT3. The modified Class M2 saw ex Club Champion Ben Faggetter way out in front. At one stage it looked like Ben had set one of the quickest times ever at Phillip Island, until the timing gremlin was sorted. Class A1 saw Michael Laurie showing the way home winning A1 with a big step change-up in speed. In Class A2 it was great to see the return, although claiming to be a bit rusty, of “old-timer” Mark McNamara is his beautiful white 993. He made the interesting comment “everything is still where it used to be”, referring to the track layout, not the canteen & the toilets! Class B saw Richard Catchlove putting in a class-winning time early in the day so that he could get out to Tullamarine to catch a flight to Porsche Germany later that day! In Class C Jake Parsons was also putting on blistering pace early in winning the class. We wonder how fast he would have been later in the day. Hope to see you back very soon Jake. In Class D John Kennedy absolutely caned his 944S2 to do a winning 1.51.047. Paddock rumour has it that Danny has cracked it with John and insisted that he buys it before he breaks it.

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Mark Haig

My car preparation is generally performed well in advance of our Competition events. There was, however a very special late piece of kit that I had ordered for my car, which was only delivered at noon on Saturday. With the event the next day, it needed to be fitted at the last minute.

Apart from a couple of very light showers on some parts of the track mid-morning, it was sunny with intermittent passing cloud cover. Following a great job done by our scrutineers to get 86 cars through in good time, the drivers’ briefing included the usual track comments, i.e. flags, track conditions, safety, the intro of new Porsche Club members, our new sponsor Luxury Auto Body who will support and supply a recovery vehicle at upcoming competition days, and a special welcome to our Porsche

Tony Carolan

Thanks to all volunteer flaggies, marshals, helpers etc. and a special mention to our timing folk. We are full of admiration and appreciate the ability and determination to work through the “melt down” of the timing system.


Denis Lambrou-Fernando 911 Lightweight Garry Voges

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Josef Smith

Linley Baxter

996 Cup Car

Rodney Gordon

944 S2

Ray Gymer 996 GT3 Cup

Adam Brewer

944 Challenge

Andrew Buchanan 981 Cayman GT4

Natalie Jordan

Cayman

Timothy Mai

Carrera 3.2

Andy Jones

Garry Saber

Cayman S

David Mallinson

Boxster Spyder 987

Manny Mezzasalma 997 Cup Car

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

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Glen wood receives backing into 2019 Carrera Cup Glen Wood will bounce back from the welldocumented incident on the Gold Coast with Equity One extending their support of him into 2019. Equity One owner Dean Koutsoumidis has committed to supporting Porsche Carrera Cup Australia debutante Wood into the 2019 season after the Victorian rookie put in an outstanding performance after joining the series at Phillip Island, midway through the year. Replacing former champion Alex Davison in the No 888 Porsche Centre Brighton entry prepared by Ashley Seward Motorsport, Wood has shown impressive pace. Sadly, however, his performance behind the wheel was overshadowed recently after a post-race altercation with James Moffat. An incident which saw Moffat receive a onerace ban and a significant fine. Wood also issued a fine for his involvement, prompting a response of support from Koutsoumidis. “Motorsport is a very emotional undertaking, but I believe there’s a standard of conduct that everyone should adhere to, and their conduct outside the car should be matched to their conduct inside the car,” Koutsoumidis admitted. “Whether the helmet is on or off, it is Glen’s professional approach which we value and admire, and for this reason, we don’t think

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it is fitting that we pay for a fine, but rather that we show our support in sponsoring him for the 2019 PCCA season. Glen’s conduct as a professional driver is highly respected, and we admire his dedication and focus, on and off the track. For this, he has our full support.”

“I’ve been involved in various categories and teams that Glen has been a part of over many seasons, and have always been impressed by his approach and when the opportunity came for him to be involved in Carrera Cup this year I thought I’d throw some support behind him to see how he’d go.” Koutsoumidis continued.

Campaigning just 14 of the 23 Carrera Cup races this season, Wood finished just outside the top ten in the outright points with two finishes inside the top five coming at Darwin and The Bend Motorsport Park. The former Formula Ford star marking himself as one of the drivers to watch over the final rounds, his race two incident with Moffat at the Gold Coast souring what had otherwise been a flawless debut.

“Having driven one of the 991 Cup Cars a couple of seasons ago, I know it’s not just a matter of jumping behind the wheel and finding speed immediately, but that said, Glen adapted very, very quickly and showed he had the pace to be on the podium very quickly.”

“Integrity and professionalism should apply in all sports, not only in our beloved motorsport,” Koutsoumidis added. “Whilst some are of the view that a physical altercation may be entertaining, we feel there is no place for it in a professional environment.” A former Australian GT class champion and a regular in GT and prototype classes all over the world in recent years, Koutsoumidis has been a strong supporter of young driving talent and is keen to assist Wood’s development in the category for the coming season.

“Sadly motorsport involves emotion, that’s just part of the process – I’m also a mate of James Moffat who I respect as one of the best drivers in the category who perhaps in this instance allowed his emotions to get the better of him – but I think in this instance, it’s important to remember what you are doing and where you are doing it.” “It’s a very high profile sport with a lot of people watching, so you need to keep those emotions in check, and I think Glen represented himself very well in that situation and I look forward to him representing us again next season.”

Glen Wood racing James Moffat on the Gold Coast – Photo: InSyde Media


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Run to Flinders Hotel Story: Yannick Anderson Photos: Angelo Monteleone Sunday 18th November

Fisherman and his catch McDonalds Mulgrave carpark was a buzz with 26 various Porsches jostling for a carpark as we arrived in our 964. I immediately said to myselfthis is going to be a great day out. Angelo and Richard gave our briefing and new members were welcomed. Angelo informed us that he had not done the drive notes for this run; therefore we were all in for a good day with no excuses for getting lost. If however someone did manage to get themselves lost, we were to blame Richard. The drive took us on some great roads east towards Upper Beaconsfield. First stop was Tooradin Bakery for coffee and a regroup. Tooradin Bakehouse was situated near the Koo Wee Rup Tarago Reservoir which is a lovely spot for a picnic under the trees. Being locals we found ourselves leading the pack along familiar roads towards Flinders. Arthurs Seat Road is always a challenge, depending on your timing. Mine was bad with a slow car in front, but Angelo tells me he was behind Jane 60

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Hallam’s Ferrari 599 and Kane Wilson’s Boxster GTS, howling and crackling up the curves enjoying the sound and watching many day trippers spinning around from their view of the peninsula. Some members had not been so lucky with Glen Smith’s 928 accelerator getting stuck full throttle and had to pull out and Andrew and Elizabeth‘s Boxster and I quote as it was said to me ”broke down and ran out of drive and went into crawl mode”. They were hopeful that they could make it home. Fortunately the Flinders Hotel Peninsula Room was able to accommodate all 52 of us, which as a very large group meant we could catch up with old friends and made new ones over a few pre-lunch drinks. We were given a choice of seven mains and four deserts which all promised to be excellent. My seafood Linguine was to die for! Overhearing comments from the room it seems that everyone was satisfied with their meals.

After the main course Angelo and Richard organised the raffle with the prize being two rare Peninsula wines and two wines from Europe, which were kindly donated by the Flinders Hotel. The happy winners were Carlo Fasolino, Carlo Cimino and Tony Federico, all very content with their top shelf wines. I gracefully volunteered to write this story when Angelo put up a rare Austrian Riesling. Ok so I can be bought. …let’s move on. We all enjoyed dessert and after sharing some more “car talk” etc it was time to head home. Having helped with many Porsche runs over the years I appreciate how much time and effort goes into these runs. I would like to say thank you to Angelo Monteleone, Ivan Romanic, Richard Catchlove and Kane Wilson for their efforts resulting in a fantastic day for all who attended. Keep up the good work guys.


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Run to Coldstream Story & Photos: Leon Christodulaki Sunday 7th October

Superb weather was the hallmark for the 150 Km 993 Spring Run to Dominique Portet Vineyard, in Coldstream. There were a couple of knowns - Bathurst 1000 and Day Light savings and a couple of unknowns - the Tulip Festival and the fantastic spring weather that brought out anyone who owned a motorbike or a four wheel drive. But this did not deter the 16 registrants plus 3 who tagged along just for the run. The adventure started at McDonalds Tecoma where 10 gleaming dark Porches (mostly 993s) lined up in the carpark and after the briefing session set off for the first leg to Three Sugar Café in Warburton. The first section covered idyllic Victorian countryside through Kalista, Monbulk, past Silvan Reservoir and then followed the Yarra River into a very busy Warburton for morning tea. At this point we lost 2 cars (“got to get back for our Bathurst BBQ”) and gained one (a Daylight Savings casualty). The second leg took us through the Yarra Ranges, a spectacular mountainous area with forests of towering Victorian mountain ash, lush ferns and glorious valley views. Past Marysville the winding, tight bends of the Black Spur provided a driving challenge all the way into Healesville. From there it was a short drive to our final destination. Dominique Portet Vineyard goes back 10 generations of winemakers and continues a philosophy of making wines to accompany food. The half hour wine tasting presentation 62

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for our group was held in their manufacturing and bottling facility and included an explanation behind the objectives for each wine as well as a little about this family’s wine-rich history. Having worked out what wines to purchase, our group were seated at one long table in the vineyards outdoor terrace. This was the most idyllic of settings complimented by the glorious weather, pretty backdrop of vines, a fantastic group that enjoyed each other’s company and a sumptuous 3 course shared platter lunch topped off with a great coffee. It was so relaxing and the company so enjoyable that it wasn’t until the staff started packing up tables that our group said their goodbyes after such a joyous day and headed back home.


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Run to Yea Story & Photos: Greg Humphries Sunday 30th September

To give due respect to any potential AFL premiership hangovers, at a slightly later time slot than normal, our eager drivers and passengers met at one of PCV’s ‘traditional’ starting points, the Hungry Jacks / Croydon Hotel carpark on Maroondah Highway, Croydon. Even though it was a slightly chilly morning, the group tended to congregate in the car park rather than inside potentially savouring the delights of the burger chain. One reason might have been that the run was an hour and forty five minute direct route to the luncheon venue in Yea and too much ‘breakfast’ might spoil the appetite. There may have been another reason and that could have been the sensational collection of cars that made up the 24 person, 13 car field. By my count, about 70% of the drivers were in GT3s, with three 996.1, one 997.1, two 991.1 and three 991.2. Of the 991 series, one was an RS and another a new Touring version. Lest other attendees should feel left out, not a bit of it. An S, a 4S and a Turbo comprised a ‘hat trick’ of the gorgeous 993 series, and the group was rounded out with a delightful Cayman S. Who would not want to stand around and look at that collection of cars and chat with the lucky owners, irrespective of the temperature!

With the briefing out of the way we departed on time. The first few minutes of the run required a couple of turns controlled by traffic lights that naturally spread the group out. Our journey progressed through the back blocks of Wonga Park and I wasn’t sure if it was from the recent rains, but many of those houses looked a lot bigger than when I last saw them! We made good progress from Yarra Glen to Healesville towards the Chum Creek Road. The drivers enjoyed that famous piece of road in favourable conditions on the way to the Melba Highway for a short ‘transport’ stage before turning off on to the Break-o-Day Road towards Flowerdale. This piece of tarmac was new to me but should be on everyone’s drive list as the flowing route is a delight to drive and provides splendid vistas for the passenger. A quick left / right put us on to the Flowerdale / Broadford Road, another open flowing road that included a pretty impressive vertical escarpment towards the Broadford end. One element of our overall route was the number of ‘Turn Here for Yea’ signs we passed going apparently the wrong way! This was confirmed by one of our group who were coming from a different starting location to meet us for lunch passing us going the ‘wrong way to Yea’ on this stretch. The final stage from Broadford to Yea was a pleasant tour observing the bike riders enjoying the rail trails while travelling in convoy with similar paced vehicles.

One of the principles for our luncheon runs is that the roads, distances, pace and scenery should facilitate enjoyment and in-car harmony between driver and passenger. There was an interesting combination on this run as the two GT3 Register Vice-Captains, Chris Mason and Linley Baxter, shared a car together with Chris driving his 996.1 to lunch and Linley driving Chris ‘home’. The very politically correct feedback from both of them about the combined drive was that each drove ‘very efficiently and competently’. Mmmmm… Our destination, the Peppercorn Hotel in Yea, is a delightful ‘old world’ pub with plenty of atmosphere and a deserved reputation for great food and interesting local wines. Considering that the venue was completely booked out on the day, for our largish group, the kitchen and service team did a great job in preparing and delivering our meals in a most acceptable timeframe. Judging by the ‘clean’ plates that were returned for both courses, the food was very well received indeed. And, as always, the table conversation was lively. Many thanks to all that came along and lent their fellowship and love of the Porsche marque to ensure a most enjoyable day.

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Run to Yering Meadows Golf Club Story: Harriet Anson Photos: Neville Sampson Sunday 14th October 2018

On a beautiful sunny spring Sunday morning we set off for the meeting location at McDonald’s Maroondah Highway Ringwood. After catching up with some old friends and meeting new people it was time for coffee. Forgetting about the time, six of us were happily chatting and enjoying our coffee inside when were asked by Neville to come outside for Jim’s briefing (OOPS).

destination I spotted what looked like a camera car. A little further on this scribe and driver saw a very large stuffed teddy bear tied to a tree, obviously someone with a great sense of humour living in the Kinglake area. After morning tea it was time to leave the Flying Tarts Bakery & Cafe and drive on some more interesting roads to our lunch venue.

In the briefing Jim told us that Sylvia Rogers had rung a couple of days before the run to advise he and Mandy that the Warrandyte Bridge was to be closed on the Sunday. This made it necessary for Jim and Mandy to not only reconfigure a new route to Kinglake West but also do a new check run. This was done with Mandy at the wheel of her Mini and Jim making notes, hence the new morning run notes. Well done Jim and Mandy for achieving this in such a short time. Armed with the new notes we headed for our cars and then onto the selected roads.

The odometers zeroed and it was time to start our second leg of the journey and again travelling on some good Porsche roads. This was obviously true as about three to five kilometres into our journey we were met by six or eight other early 911’s coming towards us also enjoying the roads and the scenery. Our trip took us from the Melba Hwy to the Maroondah Hwy with a quick turn left followed by a right then left into Badger Creek Rd which this scribe, driver and a few other Porsches missed, probably as the signpost had been knocked down possibly the night before. A quick U turn and we were off to our destination at Yering Meadows Golf Club where we had plenty of parking for our cars. Once inside we had some great views of the green and across to the Yarra Valley.

After travelling for about five kilometres we were in green hilly country around Warrandyte driving towards places like Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge. The roads were great Porsche roads with plenty of twists and turns such as the exit onto Arthur’s Creek Rd which was quickly followed by a left turn into Haley Gully Rd and further on the left turn into Hurstbridge-Arthur’s Creek Rd could have been tricky as there was no signage. Nearing the roads to Kinglake West we encountered bike riders riding in what appeared to be a marathon event. Also motor bikes out for a Sunday run. On one of the tight bends about ten to twelve kilometres from our morning tea 64

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Our lunch consisted of alternate drops of fillet of beef and Atlantic cod also a vegetarian option of pumpkin and potato gratin. The desserts were apple & cinnamon with ice cream or chocolate & blackberry tart with double cream followed by coffee or tea to finish. After we had enjoyed our mains it was time to introduce new members.

After welcoming Lee Norrie to the club and being the only new member he was elected to draw out the first raffle ticket. The first winner of the raffle was none other than the organiser Jim Adamson followed by Charles Rickey and Narelle Best. Congratulations go to all the winners, and with the meeting of the new member and the raffle drawn it was time for the desserts and more conversations. A big thank you must go to Jim and Mandy for not only reorganising a new first leg of our journey at such short notice but also for a great day.


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Upper Beaconsfield Story: Lynne Russell

Photos: Ken Anson

Sunday 30th September

As PCV fledglings we were ready for our second Club Run, together with eleven other 911s – the Modern 911 Run to Upper Beaconsfield held Sunday September 30. The morning started early for us with tea and toast, as we had an hour and a half drive up the highway from Geelong to the mustering point. Being the first car to arrive we wondered if we had the correct McDonalds, then when Jane Hallam in her GT3 was the second car to pull in, I was pulling out a google search for a possible second Maccas. Jane was just pulling in for a ciggy and coffee break and a quick hello, on her way to quote ‘chase the rest of the boys around on the GT3 run’ -perhaps even to dent a few egos I’m thinking. As others arrived there were plenty of intros with other members and their Porsches. There were a couple of well turned out GTS’s and a good mix of modern 911 Carreras and a Cayman. Clear instructions by Kon for the run – set your trip meter, be courteous, obey road rules including speed limits and enjoy! A few lessons were learnt from our first run to Provenance Winery at Fyansford namely: 1. Don’t forget to set your trip meter to 00. 2. Don’t always follow the car in front when you realise you haven’t done 1. – they don’t always know where they are going! So with this in mind, run notes and directions on my lap, Peak Cap on (makes you a better 66

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navigator), we fired up the Porsches and left the car park in single file. Slipping behind the lead group at the start with a large truck in front of us, our group of four eventually broke free in time to enjoy winding country roads with city speed limits around Emerald – did I mention city speed limits – we saw the signs in a blur as we kept up with the group! Lifting my eyes from my notes – directions were spot on Kon – the scenery was beautiful, weather and roads dry, as we were snaking through the hills on our way to Monbulk and Bernado’s. Definitely a spot to return (going this Saturday actually) as we drove past Tesselaar’s Bulbs and other nurseries. With the Tulip Festival in full swing the traffic was a little heavier. The morning coffee break couldn’t come soon enough for some as they had immersed themselves into the spirit and culture of what is grand final weekend in Melbourne, and can we say were not looking quite as shiny and polished as their cars – no offence meant guys!

found ourselves the leading car Kon’s instructions were spot on! On heading to Jason’s Restaurant at Bradford Estate Winery in Beaconsfield Upper some stats included passing three police cars and 6 cyclists – luckily none spotted in the first leg. Jason’s Restaurant at Bradford Estate Winery welcomed us with front row parking outside the venue as we viewed the dozen 911’s and chatted with drivers over the run. Two large dining tables with beautiful mountainous views were home for the next few hours as we enjoyed a two course menu, great company and a lot of banter. And if you had a spare moment to ponder, the scenery was breathtaking. With a menu provided at the day’s start, this was more a la carte than fixed price, starting with a delicious mini asparagus soup and homemade bread. We both chose the popular Beef Cheek, although the Salmon, Duckling and Gnocchi were tempting. Dessert was Crème Brulee, Strawberry Fields or deconstructed Pavlova with a complimentary coffee.

Bernado’s Diner, rating 4.9 out of 5 on FB and posting pics and a thanks for our visit (check out their page), was a great coffee stop with open fire and all day breakfast.

Having already offered to write this report and scoring a bottle of wine for doing so, I was also chuffed to win another bottle in the raffle – having been a winner also in our first outing. Other raffle winners were Gary Cornish and Margaret Bath.

For our second leg, we slotted into the lead cars as we headed through tall forest at Cockatoo, great driving roads and eased traffic, around Puffing Billy homelands, and wonderful spring scenery. More confident in my nav skills, when we

Big thanks to Kon for organising this day and to other seasoned members for their fellowship and hearty banter. As new members we have felt very welcome and we look forward to attending more events.


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Early Morning Run to Tylden Story & Photos: James Borg Sunday 14th October 2018

It was an early morning start… on a Sunday, and 18 members in 11 cars, all arrived promptly for a 7.40am departure. The last Early Morning Run of the year for the Turbo Register, and an impressive line-up of turbo’s, an SC, Caymans and Boxsters. Old members and new made for a great group, all eager to get out onto those clear country roads. With formalities cleared at precisely 7.40am, we were off for the day’s drive with spelling errors contributing to some ‘in-car’ confusion at one of the first turn points…Note to self: Bulla Rd NOT Buller Rd… Margaret mapped-out an excellent tour through the back blocks of Gisborne, through Riddells Creek, Romsey, Baynton (..Note to self, NOT Bayton), out the back of Carlsruhe and on to Tylden. The roads were magnificent on a cool sunny morning, with no traffic and picture-perfect scenery. It must have been close to perfect as Collin and Pam arrived at Tylden with the top down on their 996 Turbo. Dennis & Helena were lucky to arrive at all – they were handed 1 page of run-notes …urgh, when there should have been two!... (Note to self… don’t trust ‘collator’ function on copier). As usual there was a lot of car-park banter before we moved to the warmer interior of the Tylden Junction Café. Michael and his staff were excellent hosts, preparing excellent tea, coffee & breakfasts for all. A great group of members (old and new… welcome David & Christian Di Palma), some regulars and some ‘Early Morning Run’ first timers all enjoyed a great chat, a great drive and a great breakfast. Lots of tales told over breakfast, many laughs and the general commentary of things ‘Porsche’. 68

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Tylden Junction Café kindly donated three bottles of wine for the raffle. The winners were: -Christian Di Palma ( great start for a new member) -Stephen Lofthouse (again?) -Dennis Moon (compensation for only having been given 1 of the 2 pages of his driving notes on the morning). A big thank-you to all members whom attended – we had a great time having you along. As this was the final Turbo Register Run for 2018, David Hosking and I look forward to having you along on one of our runs next year. The Early Morning Runs are a popular event. Whether it’s the crackle of the exhaust at an un-godly hour, the clear roads, the people or that cup of coffee & breakfast with friends – it works!


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