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Old Porsches are like old friends, they are never far away. I’ve been in the PCV since 2001 when I bought my first Porsche; a 1989 3.2 Carrera. As I write this column, my tenth Porsche is on its way down from PCGC on a transporter; this time a 997.2 Carrera S.

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The first Porsche is always a special and memorable one. I remember picking it up from the showroom floor at PCM all those years ago - I was as proud as punch.

It’s only done 20K kms in the 12 years since I sold it. I traded the car for $52k on a 993 C2 with Rob at RSR.

That night on the way to my friend’s house to show it off, I quickly learnt that the brakes and handling on the car were nothing like the WRX I had just traded.

The interior still looks amazing and the right height has been put back to standard. (I had it lowered and stiffened as it was my track car as well as my daily driver.)

Too much acceleration in mid corner making a right hand turn she swapped ends on me! I quickly learnt to respect all that weight in the rear end and never made that mistake on the road again.

Having the G50 box has made it very desirable and it is now for sale for $90k more than I sold it, showing what a great investment classic Porsches are.

The other night while trawling “CarSales” I found my old friend for sale at the Classic Throttle Shop in Sydney.

I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I did!

How do I know the car is mine you ask? The only flaw it had when I bought it was a small dint in the dashboard on the passenger side -

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to this issue.

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president’s message Please enjoy reading this edition of Porsche Parade. I would like to thank all of the contributors who provide the articles and stories, together with all the photography that accompanies them – all of this makes this magazine the best club magazine in the country! It has been a tremendous start to 2018, with all aspects of the club and committees doing the organisation providing endless enthusiasm and work to provide activities to suit everybody. Whether you are reading it online, or in beautiful hard copy – enjoy the read. The year is well underway with three Track Events; our Summer Social Run to the King Valley, five Register Runs, Phillip Island Classic - Shannon’s Walk Display, and our opening Club Night –the traditional barbeque this year at the iconic Station Pier, Port Melbourne. All completed with absolute success. Extended photos of these events can be found on our website. As we go to print our bi-annual Grand Tour event to NSW and the Blue Mountains will be just concluding. On behalf of our club, and indeed to all those lucky members who secured a booking, may I extend congratulations to Alf, for all the work, planning and organisation that you do for each of these extended events. They are extremely popular, and a highlight of the club’s calendar each time they appear. Alf and Gay’s work continue throughout these tours also ensuring that all those attending are well looked after, welcomed and have a great time. Thank you, Alf and Gay. Welcome home and we trust you have all had a magnificent tour. Also, by the time you are reading this issue, the LiquiMoly Sandown 360, 6 hour regularity event being held on 29th April, will have just been completed. Here is yet another example of a major event, now conducted annually, organised by a small number of dedicated club members for the benefit primarily of our club, but also for the wider motorsport club community. We are indebted to LiquiMoly for their continued sponsorship of what has become a major motor sport event in Victoria, and we look forward to continuing this association for many years to come. The event is organised by our competition committee, but would not be possible without the extended commitment from Andrew Bonwick and Grant Stevenson. These competition events also rely upon the professional work of our volunteer club members who are CAMS accredited officials. The work that this group do on behalf of the club is absolutely amazing, and may surprise our wider club membership just how extensive these events are. The LiquiMoly Sandown 360 has become a “Hallmark” event for the club and the wider motorsport community. This event and indeed Presidents Day, held in November, are two events that are truly great spectator opportunities for everybody in our club to come and enjoy. If you didn’t get to the LiquiMoly Sandown 360 regularity event, do try and come to Sandown for Presidents Day in November. I am conscious and really appreciative of the work that so many people do as volunteers for the club. There are many roles in the club that also require a major commitment, both in time and skill. The Competition Director is one of those roles. Tony Carolan has been our competition director for the past five years and has managed this challenging role with dedication, fairness and professionalism, as well as being a formidable competitor in his own right. Tony, there is no doubt that competition is the foundation and

backbone of this majestic club, and your work in managing our competition agenda for the past five years has been remarkable and has advanced our clubs standing in the motorsport community. We are truly grateful and thoroughly appreciate your efforts. As Vice President your work for the club will be ongoing, and I look forward to your continued involvement and leadership. Tony handed over the position of Competition Director to Mark Horton Andrews at the start of this year. Tony will continue to be an active member of the competition committee, providing his ongoing support to Mark. Mark, I wish you all the best in your new role, and have every confidence that our competition is in excellent hands. There are always ongoing challenges for us, and providing Passenger Laps at our competition events is just one that deserves mention. Passenger Laps provide an excellent opportunity for club members to be a passenger in a track prepared competition car, under strict controls endorsed by CAMS, and administered by us. These laps are generally held during lunch time at our competition events. They have become extremely popular, to the extent that our ability to provide a fair supply generally exceeds the demand. These laps are complex to organise, and are quite specific in their purpose. A preference is provided to our Marshals, but many other visitors enjoy these laps as well. I would like to thank the competition committee for organising this extended aspect of our competition. The events that our Registers organise is integral to the social involvement of our club, and recently Kon Gogos has organised a couple of joint “Coffee Runs” with other clubs. I mention this for a couple of reasons. Firstly to thank Kon for this new initiative which is providing yet another dimension to our club, but also to let people realise just how well events that we organise are run. Whilst these runs have been patronised in the main by PCV members, those members of other clubs have been astounded at the professionalism of our club. Well done Kon, keep up the great work and thank you. Planning is well advanced for our Porsche Festival which will be held on Sunday 21st October at Seaworks in Williamstown. This will be a family friendly event and will include a traditional Concours de Elegance competition together with a Wash ‘n’ Polish, and Come-n park. There will also be a range of family fun activities to get involved in. Mark your diaries now and come along. It is important to the success of our magazine that our advertisers receive the support they deserve. Please enjoy this magazine of course… indeed the contributions are our own, but also take a close look at our advertisers, and support them whenever you can. Involvement in our club is a personal choice, but I would like to encourage you to extend your involvement by attending a new event for you. Have a look at our events and try something that you may not have tried before. A lot of people go to great efforts in providing many events that deserve our participation. There are great Social and Register events being held all the time, Track events also – consider volunteering as a Marshal, come along to one of our club nights. Whatever you choose, we are looking forward to you participating in your club; enjoying the company of other members and driving our great cars. I look forward to welcoming you especially to a new event for you.

club committee 2017/18 Michael O’Brien President president@pcv.com.au

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

David Mallinson Treasurer treasurer@pcv.com.au

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

Mark Horton Andrews Competition Director motorsport@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

Ian Knight Committee committeememberik@pcv. com.au

Cameron Goodyear Committee committeemembercg@pcv. com.au

Melanie Treloar Committee committeemembermt@pcv. com.au

Michael O’Brien President Carly Pasco Club Administration administrator@pcv.com.au

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from race control the Southern Ocean. It is also maintained to a standard befitting an International Circuit. 106 Competitors took part in the Summer Sprint.

Welcome to my first message from Race Control! I took over from Tony Carolan as Competition Director at the start of this year. Tony served the Club for five seasons and introduced some very innovative and successful initiatives during that time. He was a highly respected and well-liked Competition Director and leaves very large shoes to fill. Tony also had the amazing support of Chris Carolan, and I thank Chris for her contribution to Competition. Together they are formidable Porsche Club of Victoria people. Lucky for me I still have Tony’s wise counsel to call on when necessary – something I have already done a few times. The Competition year is in full swing. In January (earlier than we might have liked due to track availability) we dusted off the effects of Christmas and started the year at Phillip Island. This Track is very popular and rightly so. It consists of a long high-speed straight and sweeping curves, all with the backdrop of

The second Event of the Year was the Porsche Club Hill Climb at Bryant Park, Haunted Hills in the Latrobe Valley. Haunted Hills is an undulating, short and tight Hill Climb challenge. Three different configurations of circuit were used with Competitors having four runs on each. Despite much smaller numbers than Phillip Island, feedback from Competitors is that they enjoy this very different track experience. Our most recent event was back to Sprint format at Winton. Numbers were strong for Competition classes, but Entree – which is a class created for members who want to have a run on a race track without the pressures of competition - had only three entrants. I would love to see more people experiencing the Track in Entrée.

cables. And just as it was tested and found to be working, the power came back on! Many in the paddock may not have even known we had a such a major problem. Another successful day for Porsche Club Victoria thanks to our cool-headed Officials. The next event is the LiquiMoly Sandown 360 Regularity Relay for which 33 teams have entered. The ‘360’ refers to the 6-hour duration and the format is a multi-Club Team event comprising 4–6 Drivers per Team across 3–6 cars. This is a high-profile event on the Victorian Calendar, winning the prestigious CAMS State Event of the Year award in 2015. I encourage you to look at YouTube videos of previous events (Google Porsche Club YouTube Sandown 240). Good luck to all PCV Teams entered (they have a very strong record to defend). Mark Horton Andrews Competition Director

All forms of motorsport create challenges for the organisers. During the Winton Sprint the entire Benalla area was impacted by a power outage. At first, we lost public announcements, but as the situation worsened we lost Timing altogether. A hasty lunch was called as the Officials worked to find a work around – at one stage cancelling Competition was a realistic possibility. The solution involved the Club’s portable generator, and lots of

social corner

Welcome to the first edition of Social Corner for 2018. Hard to believe it’s already 4 months into the year, but luckily, we’ve had a great ‘Social’ start to year with the Summer Run to King Valley, and the first Club Night at the iconic Station Pier. As mentioned the start to the year has been quite fulfilling with 98 attendees to the Summer Run, and over 270 to our first Club Night. Some highlights from the Summer Run included the outstanding morning tea at CFA Alexandra, the great roads especially beyond Mansfield (Whitfield Rd), the scenic views from Chrismont Winery, and our own fashions on the fields lead Will Darvall. Whilst at the First Club Night at Station Pier we were blessed with fine weather and picture perfect views of Melbourne,

the Bay, and beyond, with access to on Pier parking making it a very memorable evening for those that attended

accommodate over 250 people and include parking and service capability for our caterers. If you know of any we welcome your feedback.

We look forward to providing more memorable events throughout the year with the Autumn Run scheduled for the 6/5, at Mitchelton Winery with special access to the cellars, and a rare opportunity for a Curator tour of one of the largest and most impressive private collections of Aboriginal Art.

In conclusion, the Social Committee looks forward to providing to you an enjoyable and eventful 2018.

With our growing member participation we hope this is reflecting the enthusiasm for members attending to socalise and share. Event planning can be quite complex and one area we would like to reach out to you is available venues. We would welcome any suggestions or hot tips in regards to Melbourne based venues that have capacity to

Alex Harmati Social DirectorE: social@pcv.com.au

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Porsche 911 Carrera T Porsche is reviving the totally pure concept behind the heralded 911 T of 1968 with the new 911 Carrera T. In Porsche parlance the ‘T’ stands for Touring and in this case it is mostly about less weight, a manual gearbox with shorter ratios, rear wheel drive and a mechanical differential lock for enhanced performance as well as more intense driving fun.

option and brings the 100 km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants allow a 290 km/h top speed. Exterior colour choices are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.

The unique appearance of the new generation 911 Carrera T is based on the 911 Carrera and has extra features as standard, including: PASM chassis now with a 20 mm lower ride height, optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift throw with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres. All new aspects of the 911 Carrera T are designed to optimise sportiness and reduce weight: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening pull loops instead of handles. Noise suppression materials are largely reduced, rear seats have been removed and deleting the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is also possible. The result: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms 911 Carrera T is 20 kgs lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment. The three-litre, six-cylinder flat engine with twin turbocharging generates 272 kW of power and 450 Nm of torque, the latter delivered at a constant peak between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. Thanks to the manual transmission with shorter gear ratios and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupe – on its way to 200 km/h in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is available as an

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New Members We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Frank, Tanya, Benjamin, David, Grace & Lara Antolos 1986 911 Arvin & Arman Amir MY10 997 Series 2 Carrera Ojars Balodis & Dianne Browning 996 GT3 & 968 Turbo RS Thomas Benson 1981 924 Turbo Angleo Bertuna & Stav Alebakis Cayenne GTS & 2991 GT3 Angleo & Sandra Biviano GT3 991 & 2012 Cayenne Jesse Bryan 1976 914 George & Maryanne Buhagiar 991 GTS & 2017 Macan Greg & Caitlin Burns 718 Boxster S & Macan Turbo Robert & Esther Buttery 1981 911 SC Steve Cappadona & Andrea Delaforce 2017 911 GTS Paul & Frank Cerri 2014 Boxster S Robert & Jill Clements 1994 968 Bruce Collins & Yvonne Simpson 991 Carrera & 1984 Carrera Matthew Conforti & Shanelle Albanese 1998 996 Archie, Kathy, Dimitri & Elena Contes 1986 911 Targa & 928 GTS David Cuff 2008 Boxster S Jetha Devapura 2007 997 4S Black Robert Dicintio 1970 911 & 1984 911 Robert & Dion Hershan 1989 Speedster & 1989 CS Wil Hui 1990 964 C4 Robert & Connie Iemmolo 997 Turbo Kian & Jo-Ann Jackson 2017 Macan Stuart James 2000 996 John 2015 GT3 Simon Jreige 1989 928 S4 James Kelly 2017 Macan GTS John Kennedy 1989 944 S2 Ian Linehan 2002 996 Glenn & John Lockwood 2015 Cayman GT4 Neil Louis 1991 964 C2 Alan & Valeska Mackew 2003 Boxster Kristy Macmillan 2016 911 Turbo Sam Marasea 1988 944S Nick McBride GT3 Carrera Cup Car

Andrew McCormack 1984 930 Turbo Owen Mehegan 1988 911 3.2 Carrera Sam Mallinson 2003 996 Turbo Sam Markov 2008 Cup Car Chris Miller 991 Turbo 991 GT3 Tianyu & Jilin Nian, Haiyan Wang 2015 Boxster Jesse Nunn & Elisse Brown 1979 911 SC Frank Peacock & Karen Baxter 1985 Carrera & 1996 993 Charles & Angela Rickey 1978 911 SC Cab Paul Ricupito 1979 911 SC John & Stepahnie Rowland 2014 911 Pushpendra Singh 2017 991 Carrera GTS Andrew & Mandy Shell 2004 996 Carrera 4S Ilias Stavropoulos & Mirella Di Iorio 2015 Cayman Michael Stroh 2003 Boxster S Haldun & Virginia Suleyman 1998 996 Coupe Sid & Kate Tass 2018 GT3 Ian Thomson & Thomai Veginis MY03 996 Turbo Eddie & Donna Travaglini 1981 930 Dean Trotter and Felicity Megee 2015 911 4 GTS Jack Tzekas 2014 GT3 Adrian Verrochhi & Adelina Gabriel 1990 964 Cab C4 Tim Ward 997 GT3 & 993 Carrera Greg Weston 2018 Cayman S & 2008 Cayman Ian Wright 991 Carrera & Cayenne

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Club Night at Station Pier Tuesday 13th March 2018

Our first Club Night for 2018 started off with a few special features…firstly iconic location Station Pier in Port Melbourne, and secondly our lead guide flagging arriving members, Vickie Morris suitably attired in her own fashionable version of a high vis outfit. Next check point was Station Pier’s own Security Guard who was quite impressed by the collection of vehicles arriving, and being a German car enthusiast himself, owning a ‘sportscar’ from the Munich manufacturer rather than Stuttgart, but was surely having second thoughts after seeing the Porsche parade pass by. Post security, then members were given a short brief on the ‘On Pier’ parking and safety requirements as our access to park ‘on pier’ was only approved with a clear traffic management plan. So, our MC for the night in a standard issue high vis vest (unlike our Queen of Fashion - Vickie Morris) advised the preferred option, ‘drive slowly until near end of pier where our marshals will guide you to your parking position, although other options included boarding the Spirit of Tasmania, and parking ‘off pier’ which would assist checking the condition of window/door seals against water ingress.

Our 3 other Parking Marshals (Ken Anson, Kon Gogos, and Geoff Mould) I can assume did a commendable job in ensuring each of the 100+ vehicles were parked accordingly, as we are yet to receive any postcards from Tasmania, or know of any fisherpersons catch of the day netting a Porsche.

Melbourne and the Bay from two balconies. The first balcony facing the South East providing views of the city, bayside and the boarding process for the Spirit of Tasmania (hopefully PCV member free), whilst the second balcony also provided ‘Kodak moments’ of the Westgate, Williamstown and beyond.

Once members and guests admired the precision parking arrangements on Pier, it was time for the first reminiscing moment of ‘when was I last here’…as I think most have a Station Pier story to share.

Our buffet dinner start was slightly delayed as we found most members still in ‘meet and greet’ mode, so to ensure we respected the priority of the Social occasion dinner was held for a short time.

Onward to the lift and upstairs to the Departure/ Arrival lounge, where thousands now embark on their cruise ship journeys across the globe. Upon exiting the lift it may have come as a surprise to some that the upstairs hall seemed empty with its vast space, but with a few well placed signs directing members ‘its this way’, the stroll to our function area taking into view the building design and heritage, and passing the Customs Clearance area thankfully not in operation.

With a quick introduction from our MC, and an important safety brief from Station Pier Management and ‘tongue in cheek’ reminder that site security staff were on hand ‘and watching’ if any members behaviour was not inline with an operational pier, which of course was ‘open to interpretation’, a fun and social night was now on the cards.

Known as Customs Hall our function area was at the southern most end of the Station Pier buildings, and with welcome drink in hand, members had the opportunity to soak in the history of the building, and view magnificent

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With dinner underway we were again privileged to have front row seats for the departure of the Spirit of Tasmania, watching this ship reverse and turn up close was a great sight, (thankfully reversing ships are without the beep beep sound of reversing alarms) Noting that those onboard the Spirit seemed


just as interested in our little event as we in their departure, so I’m sure those departing that night in their Tassie Trip photo album or Slide Night (or FaceBook page) they’ll be a few surprise Porsche Club pics. With dinner complete and hankies back in pockets after the Bon Voyage wave to the Spirit travellers, formalities for the night began. Our usual kick-off started with new members introduction from our President and to note a lively Scottish accent was detected and complimented by another member sitting close by, so more on that later. Also advised by our President was the new Club clothing range available on the night, and through our website, which seemed to be a popular go to point for members wanting to update their wardrobe with the latest fashionable wear from PCV. Final formal announcements from Competition, Register and Social ended the formalities but not before a piece of paper was covertly handed to the MC, with the words ‘it’s the President’s birthday’. So without further ado our MC took advantage of this moment, and on the spot requested our new member with his proud Scottish tone lead a rendition of Happy Birthday for our President Michael O Brien and recently retired Competition Director Tony Carolan. Thankfully our Scottish songster led the charge and all rallied into a fine version of this well known tune. Noting that anyone celebrating a birthday in March, this was also for you. Being at Station Pier it was without question that feature presentation focus on the history, heritage, and current operations of Station Pier, and no one better to do so was Evda Marangos, Station Pier Cruise Ship Manager. Her passion for her place of employment was made clear by noting her family history connection, and that her original intent was to remain in the role for only a short time but now is a long serving member. Evda’s presentation included historical facts (see note below), including the heyday periods of the gold rush, arrival point for returning soldiers, post war migrant arrivals, and now at peak volumes of Cruise Ship passengers. She also discussed the heritage value and protection, and balancing heritage whilst providing a functional cruise ship terminal. With note that many international passengers enjoying the heritage reflection of the building and pier. Evda also gave us insight to the maintenance and upkeep of the pier, with each pylon costing around $1m to replace, and the pier being held by thousands of pylons.

Finishing the presentation we had a question and answer session, with one of our long term members sharing with us his active engagement many years ago in flagging and creating Melbourne as a preferred stop over destination for the Cruise Shipping lines, which in the 2017/18 season was over 120 ships. Finishing up the night our MC reminded members that the best option for exiting the pier was not to select Reverse… I would like to thank all those who attended and making it a very special event, including our new members, our Marshals, Vickie, Ken, Kon, Geoff, and Border Express for supplying the Marshals Safety Vests, also Carly and Lisa whose pedometers would have hit all time highs, the catering team, our guest speaker and main point of contact Evda, Station Pier Security team, and the Victorian Ports Corporation Management team for their support, as such an event with ‘on pier’ parking was a first. A final thanks to the weather gods for an exceptional evenings weather, although we may in future have a ‘one on one’ with Anemoi.

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Station Pier Facts

Source www.portofmelbourne.com Since 1854, Station Pier has been the arrival and departure point for immigrants, visitors and troops bound for battlefields around the world. In over 150 years of operation, Station Pier has played an important role in almost every phase of Australia’s history. It was there in times of war and peace, in times of commemoration and celebration, for servicemen and women returning home, for migrants from distant lands and refugees from war zones. Railway Pier Gold discovery in 1851 brought an influx of ships carrying goods and passengers to Melbourne. As the Yarra River was too shallow for big ships to navigate, passengers and goods were ferried by smaller boats to the shore, then transported overland to Melbourne.

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In 1854, the Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway Company built Railway Pier at Sandridge (Port Melbourne). This allowed ships to unload goods and passengers directly onto the pier for transport by rail to Melbourne. Extended to 2171 feet (661 metres), Railway Pier was in use until the 1920s when it was replaced by Station Pier, completed in 1930. Station Pier At that time, the Harbour Trust spent over £600,000 including dredging the Port Melbourne Channel and the area around the pier to accommodate the new luxury ocean liners. Some historic milestones • The first English cricket team to tour Australia arrived here in 1861. • The exhumed remains of explorers Burke and Wills arrived from Adelaide in 1862. • The great horse Carbine, winner of the Melbourne Cup in 1890, was loaded to return to

Britain on Good Friday 1895. • In 1899, the first Victorian and Tasmanian contingents left for the Boer War. • In 1908, the pier hosted the visit of the Great White Fleet from the United States of America. • bIn 1940, Australian troops headed to various WWII theatres of conflict from Station Pier. Post-war immigration In the post-war years, Station Pier became the welcoming point for newly arrived immigrants. Between 1949 and 1966, an average of 61,000 passengers arrived every year in Port Melbourne reaching almost 111,000 at its peak in 1960. Today Today, Station Pier is managed by the Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) and retains its heritage status but has been transformed over the last few years into a modern cruise ship terminal which also hosts navy visits throughout the year, together with the Bass Strait passenger service to Tasmania.


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Story: Will Darvall Photos: Ron Widdison

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A proud Owen Baker with his collection


As a guide, PCV members should start their collection with a minimum of 3 cars, rapidly progressing to 8 or 10, as time, funds, family, marital situation, real estate, funds, domestic and international politics, funds and time allow, always with a preponderance of Porsches. Owen Baker has followed this useful template, having a surprisingly stable collection of well researched and chosen cars, unlike many collectors who endlessly buy and sell. He started life as a child, and after training in media and electronics, became a computer programmer, data warehousing consultant, project manager, and now does software and cloud hosting, in his own business. First cars were Holdens, with the first interesting vehicle being an ’82 Holden (Isuzu) Gemini 2 dr Country Dealer Team (new to me too), more “normal” cars, an ’81 Alfa Sud TI Quadrifoglio, a ’91 Alfa 75 twin spark, an ’05 Audi B6 S4 cab, then the cars shown here and a mid blue Audi Q5 as the domestic driver. Owen’s first Porsche was the ’86 944 Turbo, purchased in ’98, but he didn’t join PCV until 2015. He finds interesting cars, 3 of which came from England and 2 from the US, and spent lots of time during this interview discussing the minutiae of proper trim, wheels, colours, fittings and provenance with Ron. He does

considerable mechanical work, suspension, stripping and rebuilding. The Fulvia chassis is on a newly purchased rotisserie, separated from the aluminium body and in early stages of restoration. The eclectic collection, all immaculate, or on the way 1965 light blue Mustang Convertible, with dealer pack GT option, restored in the US, imported trom California in 2010. For sale soon , so hurry. 1967 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Sport, with alloy body, based on the Fulvia Coupe. V4 engine, FWD. Purchased as disassembled project from country NSW, most missing parts acquired, currently being restored. Photo showing desired end result! 1974 Alfa Spider (Porsche says Spyder), bare metal restoration in 2004. These were made from ’66- ’94, looking almost the same throughout and much loved. Who could forget the heavy later impact bumpers? 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Pininfarina. One of only about 30 early RHD cars, with dry sump and fibreglass (Veltroresina) bodywork. All later cars were steel and most had wet sump, including all OZ cars. Quad Weber 2.9 V8 motor, with extensive racing history. Imported from the UK after a 2 year search. ISSUE 1, 2018

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1982 930 3.3. UK car, fully restored in 2002. Later updated to 964 look by previous owner, but will be restored to original black and original body style. 1986 944 Turbo. Original OZ 2.5 230 HP car, Owen’s first Porsche and daily driver for many years. Restored in 2008, at considerable uneconomic expense! 1958 356 Speedster/ Convertible D Intermeccanica fibreglass replica. Style without the price for Owen’s wife, with a Formula V engine, built in Canada, imported from California. 1991 968. Pre-production 6 speed manual, originally sent to Japan as a show car, probably being the first RHD. Returned to the factory and sold as new in ’93. Production commenced in ’92, with the first cars going to Japan. Imported from the UK, it drives and smells like a new car, even after 78,000 kms. While on the subject, what countries have RHD cars and drive on the left? UK (alone in Europe, except for Malta and Cyprus) and most British Commonwealth (current or past) countries and territories, Japan, most of Southern Africa, West Indies, the tropical island countries between OZ and India, including Indonesia,

Malaysia and Singapore, a few tiny countries in north-east South America (alone in the Americas). In all, a third of all countries and people. 1993 968 Club Sport. A real “barn find” from country Vic. It had been stolen, then rebuilt in ’05 as a standard 968, cloaking its CS identity. It waits on the hoist for Owen’s TLC, which will reveal whether it has the MO30 option. Wouldn’t you love a barn find; preferably one full of priceless exotica? 1995 968 Turbo RS “Fitzy”. The 4th and last, until the 5th (and last?), now owned by Craig Rayner (covered in Issue 2 last year). Raced extensively and crashed in WA, brought here for ground up restoration in 2016. A real sleeper in immaculate black. So there you have it. For a great collection you need years of homework on your desirable marques, countless years of worldwide research, detection, assessment, negotiation, dealing, arranging, restoring, admiring, driving, housing and displaying your chosen treasures. Simple, and one day you can be a Leno, Schlumpf, or Baker.

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WOW!!!!

Now to the classes:

What a start to 2018.

With the splitting of A class into A1 and A2 it seems the committee could have renamed it the “BC” class with 70% of the field being Boxsters and Caymans!!! These little rocket ships are super quick with Guy Lavoipierre and Simon Zettl both in the 1:49’s and separated by just 0.14 sec.

Like an impatient six-year-old on Christmas morning, I was awake way before the alarm and eager to get on my way to what must be the most picturesque race track in Australia; Phillip Island. How lucky are we??

Scruitineering

Driving out of the tunnel at the track, I obviously wasn’t the only little kid up early that morning and looking forward to the day, as there were already about 30 cars in the queue for scrutineering with plenty others already done. A big “well done” to all the volunteers at scrutineering who meticulously and efficiently got all 100+ cars through in record time, so the drivers could do their thing.

Drivers Briefing

In a new initiative, and a great idea which I hope the club continues at the beginning of each year, the “Class of 2018” headed out on to the main grid for the school photo, and what a sight it was. I’ve never seen so many Porsches parked in the one place at the one time other than Church Street Brighton on a Saturday morning!!! Plenty of “selfies” were also taken with one driver so engrossed in proceedings that he left his phone on the roof of his car as he drove off, only to deposit it at the exit of turn 3. Luckily those shockproof cases really do work! Thanks to the Safety crew for what would be their easiest recovery for the day.

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After a comprehensive briefing by new Competition Director Mark Horton Andrews, who is doing an outstanding job filling the (very big) shoes of Tony Carolan, it was on to the track starting with group 3. Group 3??? Since when has group 3 ever started proceedings!!!

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The morning session went well with fast times and no major issues until Jake Parsons in his 944 unfortunately had an oil hose let go that left a nice black line all the way down the main straight. It was great to see so many drivers jumping the wall and getting out there with brooms in hand to assist the safety crew in clearing the spill in quick time. Talking about quick times: Nick Karnaros set the fastest time of the day on his third lap with an impressive 1:33.9 before putting his car back in cotton wool.

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Ian Geekie didn’t get much value for money on the day with mechanical issues restricting him to just 4 laps PLUS the cost of a tow truck back to Melbourne! After the lunch break, the track was hot but still some good times were had.

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Newcomer Adam Brewer was going for it, until his 996 dropped its guts on the exit of turn 3 spilling oil onto the track. This caused fast Kenny Eve in his 993 GT2 Replica to do a full “pirouette” onto the grass, fortunately no harm done. However, it was the end of the day for Adam.

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Watch these 2 drivers slug it out for the chocolates this year. Great to see Theo back on the track and Garry Saber stepping out of his trusty 944 and into his new Cayman S. Go Gaz B Class saw Richard Catchlove and David James both put in 1:55’s separated by just 0.0081 sec; now that’s close! In C Class Pete Matherson in his 911 SC continued his class winning performance from last year with a mighty 1:53.2 almost 3 seconds ahead of Cam Goodyear and Grant Stephenson. D Class saw new member John Kennedy record the fastest time of 1:54.8 with the rest of the 944’s split over 5 or so seconds. In Cup Class, as mentioned earlier, Nick set a cracker and Andrew Hall in his new 997 Cup Car wasn’t too far behind, which was a great performance on his first day out. Stan and Tom also put in good times. GT1 Class saw Stefan with a 1:44, GT2 Andrew Richmond a 1:45 and Jamie Lovett in his new GT3 pull another 1:45, which again is vey impressive considering it was his first day out in anger. Special mention to Richard Thompson, last year’s B Class Champ who grabbed an immaculately presented black and orange 996 GT3 from his stable of Porsches and has stepped up into GT class this year. A great 1:48 until a noisy wheel bearing ended his afternoon. M Class saw Ben Faggetter, Michael Herrod and Ken Eve fill the placings and in Open Class Jo Ensabella, Peter Fitzgerald (in a special guest appearance) and Phil Treloar have the best times. Unfortunately, Phil “popped” a clutch whilst taking his daughter for a hot lap at lunch time, so back on the trailer it went. All in all, another great day at the track was had by everyone. Thanks must go to all the Flaggies and Marshals who give up their time allowing the drivers to participate in what they love. Also, thanks to the Stewards and Clerk of Course who don’t just sit around in the tower all day drinking coffee!! Word reaches me that Brett walked over 10 K’s during the day completing his duties. And lastly “special” thanks to Will and Barb Darvall who performed the pit exit and announcing duties all day. Look forward to seeing everyone at the notorious Haunted Hills.


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Phillip Island Summer Super Sprint Sunday, 21 January 2018

Driver

Car

Nick Karnaros

997 Cup Car

Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

Result 1

93.940 94.615

Outright

Outright

Position

Points

1

94.359

2

90.889

Andrew Hall

997 Cup Car

98.542

3

72.221

Stan Bougadakis

997 GT3 Cup Car

101.433

4

60.091

Phil Treloar

996 GT3

102.404

5

56.313

Tom Marks

996 GT3 Cup

103.900

6

50.779

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

104.310

7

49.322

8

43.861

Jamie Lovett

996 GT3

105.933

9

43.802

Mark Telfer

Andrew Richmond

Cayman GT4

Cayman GT4

106.496

10

41.978

Simon Dunn

911 997.2 GT3

105.915

106.640

11

41.519

Michael Vati

GT3 Club Sport

107.082

12

40.129

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

107.260

13

39.577

Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

107.530

14

38.749

Jeremy Davidson

Cayman GT4

107.949

15

37.484

Andrew Gott

991 Carrera S

107.963

16

37.442

Richard Thompson

996 GT3

108.478

17

35.924

James Papas

996 GT3 Cup Car

108.716

18

35.234

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

108.979

19

34.482

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport

109.065

20

34.238

Greg Muller

991 GT3

109.075

21

34.21

Rick Moscati

Cayman GT4

109.810

22

32.169

Guy Lavoipierre

Cayman S

109.843

23

32.079

Simon Zettl

Cayman R

109.983

24

31.699

996 Carrera 4S

110.144

25

31.266

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

110.295

26

30.863

Theo Mihelakos

Michael McLaurie

Boxster GTS

110.559

27

30.165

Brent Howard

996 GT3

111.150

28

28.639

Michael Herrod

993 RSR

111.199

29

28.515

Darren Jones

993

112.414

30

25.533

Ken Eve

993 GT2 Replica

112.662

31

24.948

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

112.968

32

24.238

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

113.215

33

23.674

Andrew Smith

996

113.297

34

23.489

113.915

35

Denis Lambrou-Fernando

911 Lightweight

114.070

36

21.782

Gary Yip

Juris Briedis

981 Cayman S

Boxster S

114.093

37

21.733

Simon McLean

997 Carrera S

38

21.298

Adam Brewer

996 Carrera

114.320

39

21.247

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

114.438

40

20.997

John Kennedy

944S2

114.296

22.118

114.881

41

20.075

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

115.408

42

19.009

David James

Boxster S

115.416

43

18.994

Josef Smith

Cayman S

116.015

44

17.826

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

116.097

45

17.669

Mark Callaghan

911 Carrera S 3.8

116.592

46

16.742

Rodney Gordon

944 S2

116.650

47

16.636

Richard Batchelor

944 S2

116.707

48

16.531

Adel Baz

987.2 Boxster S

116.917

49

16.15

Bill Toohey

944 S2

117.051

50

15.909

51

15.858

Garry Saber

Cayman S

117.314

52

15.444

Grant Stephenson

Frank Deak

911 3.0 SC

Cayman GTS

117.473

53

15.166

Danny Loypur

944S2

117.080

117.549

54

15.034

Garry Voges

944 S2

117.613

55

14.924

Tim Rout

911

117.987

56

14.289

Jim Adamson

911 Carrera

118.226

57

13.892

Thomas Callaghan

911 Carrera S 3.8

118.359

58

13.674

Jim Morey

987 Cayman S

118.578

59

13.32 12.942

Ray Gymer

996 GT3 Cup

118.815

60

Jake Parsons

944 S2

118.930

61

12.762

Gary Major

997 GT3 Club Sport

119.209

62

12.329

Andrew Whiteside

911 IROC

119.754

63

11.511

64

11.427

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

120.013

65

11.133

Graeme OBrien

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

Cayman S

121.448

66

9.178

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

119.811

121.698

67

8.86

Dennis Bath

987 Cayman

121.956

68

8.539

Harry Phillips

944

123.417

69

6.854

Ian Chiron

944

124.246

70

5.995

Frank Sallas

986 BOXSTER S 3.2

125.485

71

4.837

72

3.128

Paul Sbrissa

911 SC

127.712

73

3.118

Ken Anson

Timothy Mai

Boxster

Carrera 3.2

128.392

127.698

74

2.681

David Curtis

997 S

129.778

75

1.909

Alan Shaw

944

133.934

76

0.456

Sam Phillips

944

-

77

-

78

Rolf Preston

911 SC

-

79

Sajjad Rahman

David Turner

996 Coupe

944 S2

-

80

-

81

Sam Mallinson

996 3.6 Turbo

-

82

Andrew Miller

Richard Nijhof

GT3

Cayman S

-

83

Nathan Watchorn

986 Boxster S

-

84

John Mann

996

-

85

Alex van Ravenswaaij

911 Carrera

-

86

Carl Gregurke

996 911 Carrera

-

87

Mark Horton Andrews

Boxster

-

88

Craig Stewart

997 GT3 RS

-

89

Alan Rosedie Din

996 C4S Cab

-

90

Gary Lee

997 Targa

-

91 92

Mark Coupe

914 GT

-

Stuart James

911 996 3.4

-

93

Dennis O'Keefe

944 Challenge

112.593

94

Andrew Richmond

0.0

Jeremy Fredersdorff

BMW, M135i

114.266

95

0.0

Dimitri Egonidis

Porsche 944

116.615

96

0.0

Jesse Bryan

BMW E30

123.478

97

0.0

Pat Di Fiore

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG

121.622

98

0.0

Steven Sabez

Mazda Rx7

116.928

99

0.0

Sam Markov

997 cup car SM

98.698

100

0.0

Andrew Campbell

944 S2 Cab

134.441

101

0.0

Aidan Mongor

Nissan Silvia S15

108.386

102

0.0

Dimitrios Panagopoulos

Nissan Skyline R34 GTT

116.615

103

0.0

Peter Fitzgerald

997 Turbo

99.639

104

0.0

Dean Sammut

Boxster S

111.220

105

0.0

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Haunted Hills Sunday 18th February 2018

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Are the hills actually haunted? Story goes that old burned out coal seams left hollows that created haunting sounds and echoes from the reverberations carried by stampeding cattle. They say there have also been a spate of strange accidents on the roads surrounding the area – Hmmm! Perfect spot for a track! Like many I find this track challenging and the weather sometimes more so! Today though, there was mist in the valley but not on the track – only sun. A group of 35 gathered for Competition Director Mark Horton Andrews driver briefing. Covering amongst other things, the running order of class groups and the configuration of the three track sessions: first the short track, second, the figure 8 and last the long outside track – clockwise (of course). 4 laps each. Some intrepid competitors were calling for an additional practice /sighting lap and after some slight hesitation from Comp Director MHA, Theo assisted the decision “not to” by very succinctly clarifying that “you can make your first run the practice lap” plus some expletives serving to emphasise the point further; much laughter! We welcomed two new members to the track, both with Boxster S’s; Michael Stroh and David Cuff. Actually, David bought his Boxster with him from the UK having competed there regularly; Castle Coomb was mentioned in passing. Oh, we also welcomed Peter Harrison’s new timing system. Yes, it seemed to work well, although my times today were 2 seconds slower than 2 years ago – probably not the fault of the new system; same car, so it must be the driver! Two interesting cars in OTHER class saw Bob Hawker in a Mini GT and Josef Smith in his daily driver Golf R – in the spirit of Aaron Ireland’s Golf R on one occasion last year. After we all lined up for the start in a fairly shabby class order at first, things then moved very smoothly on the SHORT TRACK. TOP FIVE SHORT TRACK 1.Jamie Lovett 996 GT3 class GT3 time 37.84 2.Simon Dunn 997.2 GT3 class GT2 time 37.92 3.Ben Faggetter 993 3.6 class M2 time 38.13 4.Phil Treloar 996 GT3bclass Open time 38.36

5.Joseph Ensabella 997 GT3 Cup class Open time 38.72 Class C was also a tight one between Pete, Cameron and Grant in a battle of the SC’s. Class D saw John Kennedy’s 944 S2 (ex Garry Saber car) putting in great times. His best was 39.95, followed by Bill Toohey’s 944 S2 and the Philip Cox 911SC, with Harry Phillips achieving very respectable times in his standard 2.5 944 all three within the 44 second range. Harry was heard to say “I need more herbs”. This was to be a re-occurring theme – a plea I am trying my best to ignore. On to the FIGURE 8. We had all got the hang of our class order by now. I pretty much kept an eye on Andrew Smith in his quick 996 to get my order in the queue but not my order in times! TOP FIVE FIGURE 8 1. Jamie Lovett 996 GT3 class GT3 time 60.12 2. Simon Dunn 997.2 GT3 class GT2 time 60.23 3. Ben Faggetter 993 3.6 class M2 time 60.39 4. Joseph Ensabella 997 GT3 Cup class Open time 61.08 5. Phil Treloar 996 GT3 class Open time 61.10 Nice and close Joseph and Phil! In a turn-around in OTHER class, Bob’s Mini GT was .57 seconds quicker than the VW R on this longer track; Joe tried a bit of a grass cornering technique at the top of the 8 just to test the AWD grip and decided it was slower that way and slightly more ‘pants wetting’. By 1pm lunch was announced which was excellent timing since we had all done very well getting four runs in each configuration with only one little ‘off’ by Joseph E in the GT3 Cup car resulting in no effect on the car, driver, track or anything else. (to my knowledge). Thanks to the recovery ute. For those on the café balcony, passenger laps for marshals provided track entertainment. The CLOCKWISE LONG TRACK runs got underway after lunch and by then the Moe late summer sun was biting. All went efficiently againeven Pete Matherson’s seamless 360 degree spin near the finish line was so smooth it was possibly missed by most, as he kept it on the

track and moving to lose bugger all seconds. TOP FIVE LONG TRACKERS 1. Ben Faggetter 993 3.6 M2 time 55.11 2. Jamie Lovett 996 GT3 GT3 time 55.26 3. Simon Dunn 997.2 GT3 GT2 time 55.61 4. Phil Treloar 996 GT3 Open time 55.83 5. Peter Harrison 996.2 GT3 GT3 time 56.02

class class class class

By the way, Theo’s Boxster was 56.03, soooo close to Peter’s GT3! David Cuff in the Boxster S had a good day, especially on the long track; close to Richard Catchlove who is always accomplished in sprints (but this was his first at Haunted Hills) David on 62.29 and Richard’s Cayman on 62.07. Bob Hawker’s last time was 56.21 on the print out which was very quick for a Mini GT I thought, possibly because the Mini had morphed into a GT3 for his last couple of runs in Tony’s GT3 and Bob was around .3secs quicker! I hope Jeremy Davidson enjoyed the track because as a fellow Cayman owner it was hard to miss this big GT4; quite a bark on that one. To the top 5 in each circuit, great driving. To the two in OTHER class -Joe gets to drive to work in the Golf unscathed; not sure if Bob drives the Mini GT to work, but great to see it in action! To Ron Widdison who was both competing in his lovely red 993 and at the same time being the official photographer for the day – as on most days – splendid work Ron! Harry P’s reoccurring low-on- power theme emerged again late afternoon, his old man (me) only managing to keep a second or two ahead anyway, but maybe that’s the new timing system after all Peter….. intermittent fault??? All timed runs were completed slightly ahead of time with barely a mishap. A very smooth, fun day. Thanks go to Mark and his officials, marshals and helpers and of course our great bunch of competitors in every class. Challenging and haunted this track might be, but the Bryant Park Hill Climb on the Haunted Hills is still a must do for a great day for any Porsche Club member old or new.

John Kennedy drove the pats off Gary Saber’s old car

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Climb Climb RESULTS Sunday, 18 February 2018 Sunday, 18 February 2018

r

Result Driver 1

GT3

Result 2 Car Result 3

60.120Jamie Lovett 37.840

996 GT3 55.260

Outright Result 1 Outright Result 2 Position Points

Result 3

Outright Outright Position Points

160.120

55.260

1

65.19633 37.840 33333333 3

3.6

60.390Ben Faggetter 38.130

993 3.6 55.110

260.390

63.90766 38.130

33333333 3 55.110

2

66666666 60.230Simon Dunn 37.920

911 997.2 55.610 GT3

360.230

7

63.78133 37.920

55.610

3

33333333 3 GT3

61.100Phil Treloar38.360

996 GT3 55.880

461.100

59.60833 38.360

55.880

4

997 GT3 56.240 Cup

561.080

3

57.57633 38.720

56.240

5

33333333 4 GT3 Mk2

61.450Peter Harrison 39.290

996 GT3 56.020 Mk2

661.450

55.45633 39.290

62.060Theo Mihelakos 39.330

Boxster 56.030 GTS

762.060

GT3

62.900Tony Carolan 39.340

996 GT3 56.880

862.900

54.02966 39.330 66666666

56.020

6

56.030

7

56.880

8

993 RSR 57.410

962.950

48.49233 39.540 33333333

62.930Pete Matherson 39.690

911 SC 57.560 3.0

10 62.930

50.36333 33333333 4

57.410

9

57.560

10

35 SC 3.0

54.02966 66666666 64

50.36333 39.340 33333333 4

62.950Michael Herrod 39.540

55.45633 33333333 3

64

RSR

57.57633 33333333 4

33333333 3

ster GTS

59.60833 33333333

3 61.080Joseph Ensabella 38.720

63.78133 33333333 3

33333333 GT3 Cup

63.90766 66666666

7 997.2 GT3

65.19633

48.49233 33333333 35

47.75933 39.690 33333333 4

47.75933 33333333 4

63.610Andrew Smith 40.490

996 58.240

11 63.610

42.79940.490

58.240

11

42.799

63.180Simon Zettl40.660

Cayman 58.420 R

12 63.180

42.78733 40.660 33333333 3

58.420

12

42.78733 33333333 3

S2

64.630John Kennedy 39.950

944S2 58.360

13 64.630

42.26699 39.950 99999999 96

58.360

13

42.26699 99999999 96

SC 3.0 SC GT3

64.760Cameron Goodyear 40.480 65.610Grant Stephenson 41.430 64.620Greg Muller41.100

911 SC 59.140 911 3.0 58.550 SC 991 GT3 58.450

14 64.760 16 65.610 15 64.620

39.05940.480 36.37966 41.430 39.00541.100 66666666

59.140 58.550 58.450

14 16 15

39.059 36.37966 39.005 66666666

GT3

64.850Tom Goulopoulos 40.760

996 GT3 60.370

17 64.850

35.98666 40.760 66666666 7

60.370

17

35.98666 66666666 7

man GT4

66.270Jeremy Davidson 42.050

Cayman 58.650 GT4

18 66.270

33.75166 42.050 66666666 65

58.650

18

33.75166 66666666 65

65.040Darren Jones 42.250

993 60.280

19 65.040

32.28733 42.250 33333333 3

60.280

19

32.28733 33333333 3

GT3

66.830Kees Van Ek 42.940

991 GT3 59.020

20 66.830

30.39766 42.940 66666666 7

59.020

20

30.39766 66666666 7

Carrera 4S

65.940Michael McLaurie 42.210

996 Carrera 60.940 4S

21 65.940

29.86442.210

60.940

21

29.864

Turbo

66.350Sally Anne 42.290 Hains

997 Turbo 60.520

22 66.350

29.75666 42.290 66666666 64

60.520

22

29.75666 66666666 64

2 Boxster S

65.790Adel Baz 42.890

987.260.940 Boxster S

23 65.790

28.70633 42.890 33333333 33

60.940

23

28.70633 33333333 33

man

67.780Richard Catchlove 42.950

Cayman 62.070

24 67.780

24.05966 42.950

62.070

24

24.05966

yman R

Theo Mihelakos

7

7

66666666 7

Darren Jones

Kees Van Ek

66666666 7

3.0 SC

68.010Philip Cox 44.270

911 3.0 61.830 SC

25 68.010

21.83166 44.270 66666666 67

61.830

25

21.83166 66666666 67

man S

68.950Warwick Phillips 43.280

Cayman 62.570 S

26 68.950

21.31133 43.280 33333333 34

62.570

26

21.31133 33333333 34

ster S

69.260David Cuff 43.760

Boxster 62.290 S

27 69.260

20.5 43.760

62.290

27

20.5

69.000Ron Widdison 44.090

993 62.590

28 69.000

19.84744.090

62.590

28

19.847

69.400Bill Toohey44.000

944 S2 62.500

29 69.400

19.66033 44.000 33333333 37

62.500

29

19.66033 33333333 37

69.600Harry Phillips 44.730

944 63.360

30 69.600

17.22233 44.730 33333333 35

63.360 30 Phil Treloar

17.22233 33333333 35

BOXSTER S 3.2 71.420Frank Sallas 45.970

986 BOXSTER 65.930 S 3.2 31 71.420

11.14733 45.970 33333333 34

2 911 Carrera

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Barney Hogan -

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32 -

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Stan Bougadakis -

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Nick Karnaros -

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34 -

Carrera 4

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Flavio Lacota 43.400

911 Carrera 4

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Golf R wagon

68.890Josef Smith42.720

VW Golf 61.670 R wagon

ster S 986

76.190Michael Stroh 49.900

I GT

68.320Bob Hawker 43.610

S2

Sally Anne Hains

65.930

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0.0

43.400

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35

0.0

36 68.890

0.0

42.720

61.670

36

0.0

Boxster 68.850 S 986

37 76.190

0.0

49.900

68.850

37

0.0

MINI 56.210 GT

38 68.320

0.0

43.610

56.210

38

0.0

Jamie Lovett

Tom Goulopoulos

Greg Muller

Ron Widdison

11.14733 33333333 34

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Winton We were Autumn treated to a Super beautiful Sprint Summer’s day for our Autumn competition event2018 at Winton on 17 Saturday, 17 March

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Driver

Car

Result 1

Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

84.486

Andrew Hall

997 Cup Car

86.808

Tom Marks

996 GT3 Cup

88.420

March. Whereas we usually fret about rain at this venue, this time we were more concerned with Result 2 Result 3 Outright Outright the heat and sun glare handicapping our ability Position Points to achieve great lap times. Drivers are never 86.985 satisfied.- In contrast1 to the competitors, the officials -were looking2forward74.579 to a day without the 66.631 wet weather clobber.3

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

91.970

-

Jamie Lovett

996 GT3

92.207

-

Simon Dunn

911 997.2 GT3

92.522

-

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo

92.939

-

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

93.144

-

Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

93.397

-

Richard Thompson

996 GT3

93.610

-

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport

94.447

-

Jeremy Davidson

Cayman GT4

94.487

-

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

94.602

-

Rick Moscati

Cayman GT4

94.799

-

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

94.923

-

Michael Herrod

993 RSR

94.992

-

Phil Treloar

996 GT3

95.768

-

Andrew Gott

991 Carrera S

95.798

-

Simon Zettl

Cayman R

96.101

-

Theo Mihelakos

Boxster GTS

96.132

-

Andrew Smith

996

96.989

-

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

97.107

-

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

97.579

-

Denis LambrouFernando

911 Lightweight

97.721

-

Garry Saber

Cayman S

98.846

-

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

99.142

-

Ken Eve

993 GT2 Replica

99.171

-

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

99.553

-

Guy Lavoipierre

Cayman S

99.759

-

John Kennedy

944S2

99.788

-

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

99.869

-

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

100.243

-

Bill Toohey

944 S2

100.470

-

Gil van der Venne

997 GT3

100.629

-

Josef Smith

Cayman S

100.709

-

Adel Baz

987.2 Boxster S

100.924

-

Danny Loypur

944S2

101.387

-

David Curtis

997 S

101.719

-

-

38

20.137

Rodney Gordon

944 S2

101.849

-

-

39

19.836

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

101.984

-

-

40

19.527

Gary Major

997 GT3 Club Sport

102.246

-

-

41

18.934

Tim Rout

911

102.320

-

-

42

18.769

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

102.390

-

-

43

18.614

Barney Hogan

911

102.400

-

-

44

18.591

Mark Callaghan

911 Carrera S 3.8

103.776

-

-

45

15.692

Jim Morey

987 Cayman S

103.869

-

-

46

15.506

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

105.331

-

-

47

12.763

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

105.346

-

-

48

12.736

Thomas Callaghan

911 Carrera S 3.8

106.341

-

-

49

11.052

Harry Phillips

944

106.866

-

-

50

10.220

Ian Chiron

944

107.832

-

51

8.791

Dennis Bath

987 Cayman

108.726

-

-

52

7.581

Frank Sallas

986 BOXSTER S 3.2 109.666

-

-

53

6.424

Michael Stroh

Boxster S 986

118.430

-

-

54

0.503

Ken Anson

Boxster

120.879

-

-

55

0.091

Garry Voges

944 S2

-

-

-

56

-

Ange Kondos

991 S

-

-

-

57

-

David Turner

944 S2

-

-

-

58

-

Sam Mallinson

Boxster Spyder 987

-

-

-

59

-

Ken Filbey

2005 Toyota Corolla

-

-

-

60

-

Michael Gray

2005 Toyota Corolla

-

-

-

61

-

Andrew Campbell

Cayman

104.565

-

-

62

-

Jeremy Fredersdorff

Toyota GT86

99.930

-

-

63

-

Joseph Haddad

VW Golf GTI

103.191

-

-

64

-

Jerry Chan

Mitsubishi Evo 8

98.555

-

-

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50.983

-

11

41.519

You could also tell at the driver’s briefing that conditions to normal at - were a bit5different50.027 Winton. - Usually the briefing includes a reminder 6 48.773 to the drivers to be careful off the black stuff as 7 47.142 there is -a high chance of either getting bogged, 8 46.352 or of drowning. This time we were advised to 9 45.389 avoid starting grass fires from our hot exhaust 44.587 pipes, if -we ventured10off the track. 41.376 With a field of drivers12numbering 57, which is - moderate,13we were 40.965 somewhat hoping for a high lap count- for the day.14 Things40.268 ran like clockwork for most- of the morning the usual high level 15 with 39.832 of organisation we have to expect of our 16 come 39.591 marshals- and organisers. Then we suffered a 17 36.941 track mains power failure around an hour short of 18 36.841 the scheduled lunch break. -

19

-

20

-

26

35.838

35.736 A consequence of this was the complete loss of 21 The drivers 32.992 were advised the lap timing system. 22 to have 32.625 of the problem and told an early lunch while our- officials worked on 31.179 a solution. We were 23 told some that a drivers’ - time later 24 30.752 briefing would be held after lunch to discuss options, which sounded- ominous. 25 27.492 26.670

As it turned out, it was not possible to recover 27 26.590 the mains power supply, but that didn’t stop 28 25.554 a couple of our intrepid marshals. While we 29 25.005 drivers were relaxing over our lunches Rowan 30 24.929 and Corey grabbed the club generator from the - was fully fuelled 31 24.715 to Tas and van, which thanks 32 There23.744 so could- run for hours. followed much - wires and commandeering 33 23.166 looking at of power boards in- the office to necessary PCs 34 get the22.766 and gadgets going. 35 At the same time, Kristy was 22.567 on the phone to Timetronics and an improvised 36 22.035 arrangement was in place before the lunch break 20.917 was over. Power was37then available for the timing

Ian Chiron -

Carlo Fasolino leads the Conga line

system yet no one in the paddock was probably ever aware how critical the issue had been. At the drivers’ briefing after lunch we were rapt to hear that the event was continuing. That was a welcome surprise to several of us who were expecting to be told the day was over. Straight after lunch this writer was back in his hot car in the starting pit area, profusely sweating but patiently awaiting the signal to enter the track for the first session of the afternoon. After quite a few more minutes of inactivity the ambulance entered the track and did a very slow circuit and dropped off one extra marshal, as if it were an afterthought. At the time I wondered what was going on but next day, and quite independently, I was furnished with the following story, which explained everything. “Interesting story – A marshal told a marshal this afternoon about another marshal who had a passenger lap and then went to lunch. Half way through his burger the steward called for marshals to get on board the Ambo to be taken to their track positions. As it happened, this particular marshal had left his radio in his food basket, turned off to save battery power. Unbeknown to him a ‘club elder’ was on the radio calling this hungry marshal to hurry up, while all along in his own world and with no radio he was waiting at the canteen for a coffee to wash down his burger. The whole club was waiting for him.” Looking to the most notable results, despite the supposed heat handicap, Jamie Lovett managed to shave a tenth off Aaron Ireland’s GT3 Class lap record. Also within the competition within the classes was also as intense as ever with several placegetters separated by less than a point, the closest being at the top of A Class, with Simon Zettl shading Theo Mihelakos by three hundredths of a point, which translates to around a tenth of a second. All in all, it was a great Autumn day. Thanks to the marshals and all officials for a great job supporting the competitors.

Michael Herrod


Andrew Hall

Grant Stephenson

Troy Hungerford follows Tim Rout

Grant Stephenson

Bill Toohey

Carlo Fasolino

Jamie Lovett

Stefan Wojciechowski

Sally Anne Hains

Sally Anne Hains

Stefan Wojciechowski

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Croydon Hotel to Alexandra CFA Sunday 11th February dawned bright and sunny, providing us with the prefect day for our First Social Run of 2018. By around 8.30am, over 50 cars some 97 members and guests had joined us at Croydon, being the start point of our run. Following a welcome and short briefing from our tour organiser, Russell Sturzaker ………… at this point something really interesting occurred? Just as we were all about to go to our cars and head off, a gentleman who had walked up to our group, asked if he could say something to everyone … Turned out that he was an American visiting Australia, and was with a small group in a van doing a Yarra Valley Winery Tour, but was also a member of the Porsche Club of America – California Region, and couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw our group of fifty Porsche’s, and just had to come over and say hello, and ask if he could take a photo of our group to take home and show his club. We of course agreed to his request, after which Russell invited him to join us on our run, but he very politely declined, stating that while he would have loved too, they were on a paid tour…… but he did add, that we had Totally Made His Day !!!! After bidding him farewell, it was time to get into our cars and to head off on the run, which was to take us to our luncheon destination at the Chrismont Winery in the King Valley. On exiting the Croydon Hotel car park we proceeded along the Maroondah Hwy until we turned left at Victoria Road, Chirnside Park and then proceeded past Lilydale Airport, Yering Station Winery and Chateau Yering, and over the Yarra River to Yarra Glen …. Things were going fine!!!! but on arriving at Yarra Glen we were presented with a detour Sign on our planned left had turn to Healesville ……………. A Tour Organiser’s Nightmare! All those hours of setting up and checking the accuracy of our Route Instructions had now gone out the window! Fortunately though the signage provided both travelling through and out of Yarra Glen were very good and after a 3 kilometre detour we were back on track again heading along the Healesville Kinglake Road to Healesville. After passing through Healesville we continued along the Maroondah Hwy past the Maroondah Reservoir and onto the start of our drive through the Black Spur, which saw us cross the Watts River at Fernshaw Picnic Ground then up over Dom Dom Saddle, past the Black Spur Inn at Narbethong, where at the 61.00 km mark we turned left onto the C512 Marysville Road to Marysville. The next 10 km to Marysville saw us traverse one of the best driver’s roads in Victoria, with broad sweeping corners this section of road is notorious for motorcycle accidents, but is an absolute delight to drive in a “Porsha”. It seemed only minutes had passed before we were proceeding through Marysville, after which we turned left on the Buxton – Marysville Road, and headed to Buxton, crossing the Taggerty and Stephenson River, and traversing the Gould Memorial Drive. On reaching Buxton we made a right hand turn back onto the Maroondah Hwy towards

Alexandra, travelling through Buxton and Taggerty, up into the hills, and though the Acheron Cutting, before dropping down again to cross the Goulburn River and onto Alexandra, from where it was only a short 2 km drive to our stop for morning tea. As has become a tradition on our social runs our morning tea stop saw us at the local CFA, with this run being the Alexandra CFA. Tour Organiser Russell Sturzaker took to the microphone and called on Social Director – Alex Hamati to welcome New Members who were then invited to introduce themselves. The Captain of the Alexandra Urban Fire Brigade – Jay Williams, then gave us a short presentation on the history of the local brigade and their role in protecting the community and surrounding areas, following which we presented Jay with a cheque for $1,000 towards the CFA, and Russell also presented the head of the Alexandra CFA Auxiliary - Margaret Hanscomb with a bottle of champagne and thanked them on behalf of all members present for the wonderful spread that they had put on for us this morning. Alexandra CFA to Chrismont Winery, King Valley We departed Alexandra CFA at 11.30am on the second leg of our run, and turned back on to the Maroondah Hwy, which saw us traverse a really nice stretch of road, through Egglington and Blackeney’s Cutting, and coming out at Yarck. From Yarck there was a 50 km highway stretch to Mansfield, via Merton and Bonnie Doon. Not far out of Mansfield we turned left onto the Mansfield – Whitfield Road, and probably the highlight of the day’s drive was about to begin …….. With 42 kms of one of the most exciting, tight, twisty and scenic tarmac roads on offer in Victoria. Rising some 900 meters and featuring Powers Lookout at its peak, this is one road not to miss !! All too soon though we were coming down into Whitfield where we turned right on to the King Valley Road, and proceeded past Pizzini Wines and over the King River into Cheshunt, where we made our final turn onto the Upper King River, and proceed the last 3.0 km to our lunch destination Chrismont Winery. The Chrismont Winery Story Chrismont Winery, Restaurant and Larder is located in the upper reaches of the King Valley and is an award-winning culinary centerpiece where visitors can experience wine tastings and casual dining with a modern touch. Winner of the coveted National Building Design of the Year Award 2016, the Chrismont Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder boasts contemporary interior and sleek, sophisticated architecture that offers spectacular views of the King Valley. Since the first Chrismont vine was planted in 1980, owners Arnie and Jo have become known for producing diverse interpretations of Mediterranean and classic European varietals from their cool-climate vineyards in both Cheshunt and Whitfield.

backgrounds with their contemporary line-up of Chrismont, La Zona and Riserva wines. Chrismont also features elegant guesthouse accommodation set amongst the vines, making it an idyllic place to restore, relax and rejuvenate. After parking cars and stretching our legs we moved to the Chrismont Cellar Door, and inside were amazed to see the modern, contemporary interior, with magnificent views from the balcony stretching out across the vineyard and adjacent King Valley. Members ordered their drinks, and then moved into the main dining room which we had been allocated to us for the day. At 1.30pm lunch was served, and judging from the comments, this was extremely well received by all who attended. Following our main course, Tour Organiser – Russell Sturzaker introduced Chrismont Winery Owners – Jo and Arnie Pizzini, and invited Arnie to give us a presentation on creating the winery, and on wine growing in the King Valley. Social Director – Alex Hamati then opened the floor to questions of Arnie, and judging from the number of queries raised, members were obviously very interested in both the winery and the King Valley area.

Alex then asked the 6 x New Members attending the run, to come up and be recognised, following which he asked some of them to assist him in the drawing of three lucky dips (each being a bottle of Chrismont Winery – La Zona Wine), these were won on the day by Mark Spinosa, Gary Lee and Jim Dunn. Being some 250 kms from Melbourne, most members started departing the winery around 3.30 to 4.00pm, while a group of 20 members went on to the Overnight Accommodation Option that had been provided for this run at the Quality Hotel – Wangaratta Gateway. Which after arriving there at around 5.30pm, most enjoyed a relaxing cool off in the Hotel Pool, before freshening up, and proceeding to the bar for pre-dinner drinks followed by a magnificent dinner in the hotels Atrium Restaurant. Our 2018 Summer Run to the King Valley was planned as a longer run than our normal runs, and covered some 250 kms in total, plus the return trip home, providing a real drivers run, with fantastic roads, great scenery, good food, and of course the camaraderie that we all enjoy as members of the Porsche Club of Victoria. I would like to especially thank our hosts Jo and Arnie Pizzini of Chrismont Winery for their hospitality, to Jay Williams – Alexandra Urban Fire Captain and Margaret Hanscomb – CFA Auxiliary for providing the venue and our morning tea, and to my wife Vicki with the checking of the route instructions and her assistance on the day of the run. Don’t you miss out on our next Social Run - Sun 6th May to Mitchelton Winery.

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911 GT2 RS Fastest of All Time Porsche set a new lap record for street legal sports cars on the 20.6 kilometre Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the 2018 911 GT2 RS. Recorded and officially timed on September 20th, the best lap time of 6:47.3 minutes even surpassed internal expectations. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT Cars for Porsche AG, said “At the start of the development process, we set ourselves a lap time target for the GT2 RS of less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds. The credit for beating this target by 17.7 seconds goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance. This result makes it official: The GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 model ever built.” The record lap was not just a single occurrence: Lars Kern of Germany and Nick Tandy from Great Britain broke the previous record for street legal sports cars (6:52.01 minutes) immediately and proceeded to lap the track in under 6:50 minutes on five separate laps. Andreas Preuninger, Director of the GT model line, stated, “It’s not just the record time achieved by the GT2 RS that demonstrates the vehicle’s caliber, but also the consistency of performance in every lap. We’re particularly proud of the fact that this was achieved with two different vehicles and two different drivers, as it underscores the ability of the GT2 RS to reproduce the record over and over again.”

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Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy traveled directly from the six hour race in Austin, Texas to the Ring and adapted from driving the Le Mans prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid to the 700 hp 911 GT2 RS fitted with standard N-spec Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres in impressive fashion. Lars Kern, Porsche test driver by trade and a passionate race car driver in his own right, was the one to set the fastest final time. In addition to the Carrera Cup Australia, Kern regularly competes in the German VLN endurance racing championship on the Nürburgring and knows the Nordschleife like the back of his hand. The ultimate record lap began under ideal track conditions at 7:11 p.m. local time and ended 6:47.3 minutes later. The average speed on the 12.8 mile (20.6 kilometer) lap was 114.4 miles per hour. The fastest and most powerful road-going 911 celebrated its world premiere at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood, Great Britain. The heart of the high-performance sports car is a twin turbo flat-six engine producing 700 horsepower. This enables the two-seater weighing 3,241 pounds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. The top track speed of the rear-wheel drive Coupé is 211 miles per hour. Thanks to the race-bred powertrain, the new 911 GT2 RS surpasses its predecessor, which was equipped with a 3.6 litre engine, by 80 horsepower and delivers up to 553 lb.-ft. of torque.


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Would it be a mortal sin for any Porsche owner passing through Stuttgart not to go to the factory? I thought it would. I would not want to end up in the after-life, where non- believers go (Answer: BMW Welt). Fortunately, as I planned the exercise I had time on my side. Over a number of emails, I was able to book a tour for the four of us, in English, in the last couple of days before the factory closed for 2017. It requires some patience and persistence, but it is possible to get a time and days allocated and work the rest of your trip around this ostensible occasion. I arrived in Munich after a stopover in Istanbul and a day trip to Gallipoli with my wife and two learner driver adolescent sons. It was a bucket list stop. Upon picking up a car in Munich, Stuttgart is a couple of hours away on the freeway, but a word of caution would be to ensure you are in full composure and well rested, as when you set off you are immediately on the wrong side of the road and living a drive of Gran50

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turismo. The trucks are always in the right lane, other than when overtaking, which is the slower lane for cars with the fast lane on the left a medium for rocket ships. Being in the evening, we foolishly thought the traffic would be less, but these headlight flashing rockets were heading home. It was not a baptism of fire, but close thereto. The middle lane burbled along at 130 KPH minimum which avoided some of the heavy vehicles which are meant to be speed limited. The range of cars passing us was embarrassing, even a Fiat 500. Our speed increased into the journey as I concentrated where I was going and my son Tom (aged 17) drove the GPS and fed oral instructions. Never expect to be able to do both, drive and navigate, on the wrong side, at speed in the dark and in German. We arrived intact and all as shaken as an Englishmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s martini. The factory at Zuffenhausen was about 20 minutes away from the Mercure hotel in town and has a car park underneath for those attending a tour or on other business there. It was no ordinary carpark with a


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wide selection of Porsche Drive cars waiting for drivers. This included a 918 on charge and 3 x GT2RS in different hues. Having checked in at the desk and paid 24 Euro for the four of us we were assigned a group name ‘Macan’ and had the necessary 30 minutes to wait until the start of the two hour walking tour. We had brought our PCV membership cards with us as well as quoting them in our correspondence. In the meantime, there was a café serving drinks and the souvenir shop had not opened yet. On time, we were all called and after some basic introductions including no photographs could be taken, the tour format explained and our hearing devices all synchronised with a flash of the guides wand, we were walking out the front door to our first stop. The layout of the factories was pointed out and what happens in each. The guide talks about the Porsche ‘family’ and how everyone is very collegiate and co-operative with each other to get the job done in the most efficient manner.

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The significance of the magnificent sculpture featuring the Porsches mounted on tall fingers all pointing towards other Porsche plants was discussed. The tour included a modest single storey building where the Porsches assembly had started and was now situated in the middle of the manufacturing hub, but was heritage listed and could not be modified in any way or moved was now used for logistics. Apparently one of the bigger buildings had once stored enough parts for eight days of manufacture, but as the Company now worked to a JIT/JIS (Just in Time and Just in Sequence) model, the parts being supplied by outside suppliers and used that day arrived in the factory just four hours before being fitted to a car. There was a large amount of trucks in the forecourt delivering parts as a testament to this. Previous visitors to the factory would have been in a building which has now been taken down and is being replaced with a new construction under way which will house the upcoming electric technologies being implemented and the manufacture of those models. Down a road in the distance was the training school where ordinary people were taught everything Porsche and how to assemble them, over a three year period with a guaranteed lifetime job upon completion. The factory pays very well, plus gives good bonuses to its staff thus ensuring loyalty to the marque. Through paths in the factory we saw models of various engines in production with an explanation of which vehicles they were fitted to, but this plant only fitted the flat six in a mixed model line which meant that if it was a 911 of any type it would be made and assembled here on the same production line

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mixed in with other 911 models: Turbo, 4S, et cetera. The only exception being was that some cars went to the Weissach plant nearby for extra work. The tour guide who was excellent did have one participant who thought his car was a little better in specification than actually was and it was explained that there may have been a communication error by a salesman in China to give him the impression that he had. (a salesman? Never! thought the rest of the tour.) We saw the ‘parts supermarket’ where the necessary lights would flash to advise the parts pickers which items to load onto the automated and unmanned trolleys that run to and through the assembly line. There were ‘grocery lists’ depending on what options were to be fitted to Customers cars. There was no need for the technician to leave his station as this would be inefficient. We saw the small section that cuts the finest leather available, avoiding any imperfection, and stitches all of the trim including dash pads, seats and transmission tunnel (with operators using individual sewing machines) plus hand stitching of steering wheels in contrasting thread, all to order for cars on the assembly line. Depending on the selected trim level, up to 16 cows could be in your ride. We saw the range of colours and wondered who would choose purple or other shades but was advised that more than 30 % of 911 production was sold and shipped to China. In fact, every car made at Porsche was made to a customer order and that included which colours and which options were fitted. While each car was assembled, literally in front of us, the technicians watched the screens to see what was to be fitted, grabbed the part from the parts tray and scanned the bar code

before fitting it.It explained how they know which cars had which parts and from which supplier. The screen also displays running totals for cars completed in that shift and misses. A couple of close shaves from the unmanned automated parts trolleys delivering parts to the technician stations showed that this was a well-balanced manufacturing environment with a level of hand assembly carefully blended with automation instead of the opposite way around at Mercedes Benz. We saw a wedding where the body and engine were joined for the first time. The breaks and lunch breaks taken by the assembly technicians were timed and the line came to a halt for that short interval. The walking tour involves a lot of walking and stairs. It also runs to time. After backtracking through the factory we return over the road to reception where the guide is happy to answer remaining questions and collect the audio devices. We also pick up our phones/cameras that we had to leave behind before the tour started. Conveniently, opposite is a Porsche Dealership as well. The shop opens and a thorough look is taken inside, but disappoints. The offerings are far less than I had hoped. Some of the tour goes across to the restaurant in the same complex. The argumentative man continues to disagree with our guide. The tickets get a discount at the museum and at the Mercedes Museum as well. We went to the Porsche Museum as well, which was equally fantastic. That being said, apparently only 3% of the Porsches in the


collection are out at any one time, so it changes every few months. Using the Porsche Museum Tickets we went also to the Mercedes Museum which is more worldly. We also went on a Mercedes Factory Tour which provided a contrast in assembly methods. Bill Martin 996 Porsche Carrera 4S Additional INFO Address: PorschePlatz 70435 Stuttgart- Zuffenhausen, Germany Factory Tours start at the Museum – Your registration is required in advance. Factory Tours are offered from Monday to Friday. Group maximum size: 15 persons. The current price is 6 Euro (3 Euro reduced price) No admittance for anyone under 12 years old. Museum Day Ticket reduced ( 4 Euro)for Porsche Club Members with Membership ID. Filming or Photography totally Verboten. Participants are required to hand in phones and cameras before the start of the tour. Parking: Four Euros for six hours. By Train: From Stuttgart Main station, take the S-bahn line S6 towards “ Leonberg/Weil der Stadt”. The Porsche Museum is located adjacent to the station “ Neuwirthaus/Porscheplatz”. email: Werksfuehrungen@porsche.de ( to arrange tickets in advance)

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In Our Service: Fitzgerald Racing Services Pty Ltd Story and Photos By Ken Marriot

At a recent PCV Club night, members were treated to a special review of the racing career of one Peter Fitzgerald, Club member, out-andout racer and proprietor of Fitzgerald Racing Services Pty Ltd., or FRS for short. Suffice it to say that Pete’s racing career has been illustrious. But what Pete didn’t explain in as much detail on the evening was the way in which the history of FRS has reflected the growth and direction of that racing career. Pete, or “Fitzy”, began his working life as an accountant and in 1974 aged only 24, he bought his first Porsche, a 911 2.4 S, from Tony Jones at Hamilton’s. He did a Bob JaneFrank Gardiner driving course and soon went racing… and with some success! By 1977 he had bought the ex-Laurex/Pete Geoghegan car, a 911 RSR clone in 2.9 litre carburetted form and was soon running against Alan Hamilton in his newly landed Porsche 934. Whilst this competition was pretty stiff, Pete had continuing success and although not a mechanic, he was, within a short time, being approached by other drivers to seek his assistance in setting up their cars. Pete continued to expand his own racing program competing in Porsche Cup and production car events driving not only Porsches but also a Mazda RX7, a Mitsubishi Starion Turbo and Toyota Supra Turbo. In 1984 he won the Bob Jane T Mart $200,000 Super Series and in 1984 he drove a Lola for Chuck Kendall’s US-owned team in the Australian round of the World Sports Car Championship at Sandown. A highlight of that era, and his career, was his drive in the 1985 Daytona 24hour race running a Porsche 935. Although the Porsche 935 was 54

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not outclassed by the much faster Prototype cars he still qualified the car 30th of 130 cars. Unfortunately, engine failure killed his race only half an hour from the finish. Pete’s national titles came in the 1987 and 1989 Australian Production Car Championship series and in 1988 drove a 944 Turbo in the Porsche Cup series. The 1990s through to the mid 2000s saw Pete running a 993 RSCS which he won his 4th national title in 1997and from 2000 GT3s with which he achieved significant success in Nation’s Cup and the Carrera Cup series. He retired from racing in 2006 but was enticed by a customer to comeback in ’13, ’14 in the Porsche GT3 Challenge, where at the age of 63/64, he still finished 2nd & 4th respectively. Somewhat sadly though, Pete notes that despite his successes, he has never won the PCV Club Championship despite winning Outright & Open 3 times. 1993 saw Fitzy move into a role running a team for PCM to compete at the Sandown 6 hour and Bathurst 12 hour events. He initially set up at Porsche Cars in Richmond but eventually moved to his own premises in Box Hill North where he has now been for over 25 years. This was set up to both look after his own cars and those of other Porsche customers. His workload doubled when he first moved to his own premises! FRS is based at Factories 4 & 5, 27-29 Lexton Road Box Hill. While FRS started in Factory 4, it now overcrowds both 4 and 5, as well as a fair bit of the parking space between and in front of the workshops. Out front is also

the parking spot for the business van and the large car transporter. The Unit 4 workshop fills a number of roles including reception and office areas, engine workshop, customer tyre storage and a dedicated special servicing and works area with a single hoist. By comparison, Factory 5, is largely devoted to repairs and servicing and can accommodate upward of 6-8 cars. It also has a staff lunch room and Fitzy’s own office. With Factory 5 came a dyno booth so the workshop could keep on top of engine performance management. The company boasts 3 fully-trained mechanics as well as Pete, his son Christian, and office staff. While the 1990s and the early part of the 2000s saw FRS focus almost solely on race car preparation, the global financial crisis of 2008 forced a change of direction, one which has, in fact, strengthened and diversified the business. Faced with the collapse of sponsorship at the “high end” of racing, FRS changed and diversified. It refocused on PCV members and their cars and established the associated business, Evolve Technik. Whereas FRS focuses on Porsches, Evolve Technik supplies Europeandeveloped special tuning packages and full log book servicing on all Euro makes, including high performance upgrades, track car preparation and support/transport at events. In addition to Evolve, the GFC also saw FRS go back to basics and the company now services a wide mix of “standard” and daily drive Porsche and other European road cars.


Christian Fitzgerald came on board in 2010 as part of the redirection of the company and now takes a lead role with the sales, marketing and engineering work of Evolve Technik. He too has become something of a racer, following in Pete’s footsteps winning the Porsche Car club Open & Outright championship in 2015, this though has been constrained somewhat by company responsibilities. The focus on PCV members entailed developing a full service package for PCV members pursuing track days with their vehicles. Catering for as many as 20 cars at PCCV events, this latter service provides a wide mix of pre-tuning for member cars and on race weekends provides, as needed, car transporting, tyres (and tyre storage), on-track mechanics, food, accommodation and meal services. At the time of my visit, FRS were finalising their package details and accommodation bookings for PCVs autumn 2018 track day at Winton. FRS and Evolve Technik continue to flourish. It’s depth of knowledge, whether in the realm of track cars, club cars or road cars is unsurpassed. The post-GFC diversification has strengthened and broadened it’s role and the mix of services it can provide. Pete may not be racing any more but that has freed up time for him to spend more time with customer cars and his core love, racing Porsches. Christian sits in the wings, building Evolve Technik, which now has other outlets across Melbourne and interstate. The future is assured. FRS / Evolve Technik are just off Middleborough Road, half a kilometre north of Whitehorse Road in Box Hill North. Pop in for a coffee, have a look at Pete’s trophy cabinet, have a look at their facilities, listen to the gruff roar of the cars they are tuning. Give them your support: they have supported PCV and it’s members for decades. Fitzgerald Racing Services Pty Ltd and Evolve Technik Factories 4-5, 27-29 Lexton Road Box Hill VIC 3129 03 9897 1555

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Combined PCV and Lamborghini Club Run Story: Ken Anson Photos: Kon Gogos & Alvaro Del Gallo

During mid-October when Mod 911 Register Captain Kon Gogos asked me about putting a combined Porsche and Lamborghini Club coffee and optional lunch run for mid-December, I thought initially it may be too close to Christmas to attract many members. Then I thought back to his previous combined PCV/ Ferrari Run in 2016, where even though the weather was very ordinary with low temperatures and rain, the attendance was high with about 30 Porsches of different models and years, and about 45 members actually on the run, and just as many more who had come for a look at the cars. On that occasion the weather was ignored, and we had a good drive and an interesting Porsche Ferrari discussion was had over the coffee and lunch, and a lot of us stayed at the venue for well past our allotted time, so I thought “good idea, why not”. So Kon set about organising a meeting point to suit all, and a venue within a reasonable distance from Melbourne, and opened dialogue with the Lamborghini Club. The result of a couple of months of discussion was a meeting point again at Lorbek’s in Port Melbourne, with the venue being the Growling Frog Golf Club Restaurant at Yan Yea. The Lamborghini numbers were down, but the Lambos that did come on the run were spectacular. Regarding our Porsches, as usual we had with this type of run cars of almost every model from early SCs to late model Caymans, (or should it be Caymen?) and late model 911s. 56

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As they had previously done, David and Jenny Lorbek volunteered to host the breakfast coffee and pastries at their Port Melbourne showroom. While David and Jenny and their helpers worked like little beavers making coffee and handing out pastries, the rest of us, including a large number of members who had come down from the earlier Coffee and Cars event wandered about the Lorbek’s showroom looking at cars we wish we had sitting in our garages. After Kon’s entertaining introductory briefing, the group departed Lorbek’s and headed over the Westgate Bridge. From my position still in the car park, it was obvious that when buying a Porsche, the sports exhaust option was an automatic tick. A relaxed cruise up the Western Ring Road, round behind Tullamarine Airport, and then more into open country down Koonagaderra Road where the Bardwell Road sign post was not that obvious, and the turnoff caught a surprising number of navigators out, resulting in about a third of the cars going much further westward than was intended, but when the error was realised, a three point turn got most back on track, some more quickly than others. Donnybrook Road saw us passing head on with a gaggle of about thirty rasping snarling Ferraris, almost all in their natural colour of red, and most of them exchanging a social wave with us as we passed each other.

The Growling Frog had three large tables reserved for us, and about 40 to 45 stayed for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Service was efficient and quick, and the lunch was quite good. The option of either having morning tea or breakfast, and an early departure home, or staying later for lunch worked, and while the small number of Lambos was a little disappointing, the Lambos were outstanding, and from the number of members still at the Growling Frog until well after 2pm, the day was enjoyed by all.


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Run to to T’Gallant Winery Story: Ken Eve Photos: Neville Sampson Sunday 4th March

This being the first Mid 911 Run for the year on what turned out to be one of those magnificent Melbourne March autumn days – not too hot, with a bit of cloud cover. Perfect weather for driving our Air Cooled Treasures. Our meeting time was at a very civil 10.00am for a 10.30am departure and as almost standard practice for PCV runs our meeting place was behind Macca’s, at the Stud Park Shopping Centre in Rowville. On our arrival and being on time, we were greeted by our new Register captain Jim Adamson (smiling but somewhat nervous) as this was Jim’s first gig. But as the say “behind every good man is a great woman”, and Mandy had everything organised for Jim. There were 34 willing participants in 18 glorious cars. (16 x Mid 911’s – Red being the predominate choice in colour (as they do go faster), a 2015 981 Cayman and a Macan lent to Dejan by his parents Rod & Rada Popovic (who were unable to attend due to Rada’s medical condition, we hope all is well for her and wishing them all the best). Dejan could not persuade Dad to part with his 911 for the run!! Jim welcomed us all and outlined our run for the day, reminding us that we represent the PCV and road rules and speed limits are to be observed. As well as Dejan and Alina, our other new members were Charles and Angela Rickey in their very nicely presented 1978 SC White Cabrio. Richard Harris was attending his first Mid 911 run in his equally well detailed 1984 3.2 Red Carrera. We set off to our morning tea stop making our way out of the carpark and along three busy major roads. (Which seemed to make me stop 58

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at every available set of traffic lights possible)? Once this was out of the way, the roads opened up through Lysterfield onto Emerald running adjacent to “Puffing Billy” territory, with the tall ghost gums lining the roads, which this area is known for. But unfortunately NO sighting of the old steam train! The roads were winding and in good condition through to Cockatoo. All drivers had to stay alert as there were plenty of tourists and cyclists out for their Sunday drive / ride and the Market at Gembrook was in progress. Then making our way back out of the hills and into Pakenham to the Vista Café located in the Cardinia Cultural Centre, for Coffee and Cake, a chin wag or to stretch the legs. Refreshed and back into the cars, we set off along the Princes Highway and out along the Koo Wee Rup Road. Taking in the long flat roads which cross this open area of the Westernport Drainage Basin, with the many creeks and channels which drain into the bay. The area is also dotted with the many Horse Equestrian Studs with their white post and rail fences. Again the roads changed as we started to head towards Arthurs Seat, passing the bottom station of “The New Eagle Chairlift” and wound our way up the hill, to take in the views offered on our way to the Arthur’s Seat lookout. But alas the viewing carpark was full! So our procession of Porsches slowly negotiated its way through the summit carpark. I did hear a passing comment from an interested onlooker “Wow so many” which was music to my ears! Onwards towards our lunch destination, passing through the beautiful area of Main Ridge and Red Hill with its many Natural Produce Sellers, Wineries and Art Establishments advertising their wares and goods. Following along Baldry’s Road bounded by the Mornington Peninsula Nation Park

with a warning in the trip notes marked in yellow “Beware severe dip in road” and yes it was! But negotiated successfully with no damage and 4 km’s up the road we turned into the rustic and vibrant T’Gallant Winery. All cars arrived safe and on time in the rear carpark and Mandy directed us all to our private tasting area, past a Folk guitarist adding to the ambience and charm of the place. Rob our host spoke about T’Gallant wines, samples were tasted, some people tasted more than others (i.e. “The Navigators”) as their jobs were now complete. T’Gallant’s range of wines catered for all tastes and was very pleasant and well received! We moved into our allocated area for lunch in a very charming rustic building and were served a “Duo of Dips” with olives, cheese and Pitta bread for entrée, with a selection of wood fired pizza, with fresh and tasty side dishes of roast potatoes and fresh green salad for main with chocolate brownies for dessert. During lunch three bottles of T’Gallant wines were given away as prizes for a lucky draw, the winners being Mandy Adamson, Delwyn Graham and Simon Best. Then Jim presented a bottle of Sparking Wine to our outgoing register captain Graeme Anderson in appreciation of his services for the last 6 years. The Mid 11 crew are a cheerful and happy bunch and a great day was had by all. Once again, congratulations and our appreciation goes to Jim and Mandy Adamson for their time and organization of a great run. See ya on the next one!


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Run to Tooradin Story: Neil Wrigley

Photos: Kon Gogos

Sunday 25th February

6am Sunday the 25th February and I was being yelled at to get out of bed and clean the car – the Porsche run is on! Really? And I wasn’t even driving! I’d been banished to the navigator’s seat as my darling had decided that it was her turn to drive and she was taking her new 911.2 Carrera this time. So at a respectable 9am we all met at Natalie’s Restaurant in Mitcham for a coffee and briefing on the days run. Instead of the usual car park meeting we had the luxury of a noise free private room with seating where the rules of combat were discussed. Of course when the discussion of who was going to write the story came up everybody started looking at the floor, so that was to be decided later.

stage I warned her about club etiquette and if she was going to have a whinge she better brush up on her writing skills!

The carpark was full of Modern 911s, 8 Register cars, 5 non Register cars, and 27 attendees, including new members Arvin Amir in a 997, and Haldun and Virginia Suleyman in a 996. The exception was Chris and Clelia Hodge’s beautiful De Tomaso Pantera which was a pleasant surprise. Chris and Clelia had come up from Maffra in country Victoria and the car had performed faultlessly all week but there was to be a sting in the tail. Just as we had all pulled out of the car park and took off Chris heard a banging noise at the rear. Pulling over he got out to investigate and discovered that the wheel nuts had worked loose which was an easy fix but we had long gone resulting in a lonely first section for them.

Raffle time. Should be a Royal Commission into the way this panned out! Let me first say, the organisers (Kon Gogos) and winners almost all sat at Table 1, this was the power table.

First section up Mountain Hwy from The Basin was an eye opener. This is a tight bit of winding road, and the combination of cars, sports motorbikes and cyclists resulted in a cautious drive for all. Anyway, first stop at the Zest Café at Emerald for a quick coffee which is where I learnt my first lesson about the club etiquette – never complain to the powers to be about the route instructions. For etiquette training they will make you write the club run story! Onto Tooradin with a nice run out the back of Cockatoo, Pakenham upper, Tynong, Bunyip to Longwarry. Then it happened. Roadworks with a 2 km section of dirt with her new Black 911 didn’t impress her. It was at this 60

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Onto Tooradin Airport where Wings and Fins Restaurant awaited us. Now being a guy that’s sort of into mechanical things and the restaurant being situated at an airport I thought OK, it will be planes and mid 50’s American Cars (you know, fins on cars), but no it was as simple as Chicken (Wings) & Fish (Fins). I had obviously thought way too deeply about this. They then proceeded to serve up the biggest steaks I had ever seen. Should be called Wings, Fins & Hooves!

First winner Second winner Third winner Fourth winner Fourth winner

Carey Free Harriet Anson Sandi Graham Kon Gogos Oltem Pantell

Table 1 Table 1 Table 2 Guess where! Table 1

After much uproar Kon knew the jig was up and decided to retreat and redraw – it was all good fun. Special mention and a big thank you should go to Ray Graham who owns Burg Automotive Design. He generously donated some sun resistant window shades to everyone which my wife has put to good use already. He has a lot of great accessory items and very handy battery chargers that are state of the art for our cars. So all in all a great day was had and it was much appreciated by all that attended.


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Run to Inverloch Story: Stephen Lofthouse Photos: Ken Anson Sunday 4th March

Today’s run to Inverloch would begin at what has come to be one of the club’s favourite meeting locations, McDonald’s corner Springvale and Wellington Roads Mulgrave.

views towards the wall. Back of Beaconsfield gave the first opportunity, with clean air with little or no traffic, to open the intakes wide and the drivers to get into their stride.

The Macca’s car park made for a mighty fine mix of models of the marque. Any threat of rain was gone and a fine day ensued with a great turn out of Boxsters and Caymans, plus a 944 and GT3. Of particular note were a very well-presented red Cayman and the one blue GT3 which later became a real head turner.

Some highway driving briefly then some enjoyable but bumpy backroads opened up heading towards Lang Lang. A quick U-Turn on the highway and we were at our morning tea destination, Caldermeade Farm and Café, where plenty of coffee and cake was consumed. We may have missed the daily milking but there were still plenty to see and talk about.

In the absence of Kane, who had organised this great run, Ken stepped in as El Capitan vacating his role with the Mid 911 Register being run on same day. As there were no new members to initiate only introductions were for prospective member Natalie and, her prospective husband Lance. Ken called the troops to attention, issued to the attentive group the lessons in etiquette when passing/being passed. He then first released the movers and shakers with a flash and then dispatched the remainder to the sound, sight and smell of automotive excellence, Porsches everywhere up, up and away we went….. Those with the need for speed may not have noticed but as we proceeded down the highway, this saw us pass by the Cardinia Reservoir with 62

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12:03 and the call to action was enacted by Mon Commandant and we hit the road again back down the bumpy café driveway. As we again turned off the highway, the uphill winding road offered up a picturesque and exhilarating drive with cows literally perched each side of the road watching the procession of Porsches passing by, traversing the distinctive straw coloured rounded and groomed hills, passing through the quaint village of Loch…. Luckily none wanted to go to the udder side! At the 34.2km mark the back roads of Bass Coast unveiled themselves in all their glory opening up with twists, turns and minimal traffic with the Loch-Wonthaggi Road, Krowera of

particular note. Ah the sound and the spirit of the marque’s metal in motion! A sharp left onto Glen Alvie Road led us onto some more Porsche friendly roads with spectacular views left, right, valleys which, according to my navigator, we passed through too quickly than they deserved to appreciate them fully. Some got to experience more than in local travel book guides, others got to see the same roads from both sides. This was demonstrated by the one instance when five Porsches arrived at the same T-intersection from the three directions. As we approached our coastal lunch rendezvous we saw yet again another change in vegetation, now to white sand and tea tree fringing the roadside leading us into Inverloch. Our buffet lunch at the RACV Resort was masterfully presented with plenty of choice and complemented by a fine wine list and a perfect view of Bass Strait. Congratulations to raffle winners Margaret Bath, Gillian Jellard, Neil Wrigley and my wife Tracey and a big thankyou to Kane and Ken, the organisers.


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Run to Beeac, the Farmers Arms Hotel Story & Photos: Angelo Monteleone and Ivan Romanic Sunday 18th February

Our first run of the year was to the lovely small township of Beeac, which Mr Ean McDowell has single handedly put on the car club map with his own private car museum at the rear of his pub. More on Ean later. Whilst admiring the amount of Torque Tube cars present, I was shocked to see my friend Brettt Varga roll up in a stunningly original 928S that looked straight out of Risky Business. He told us the story of how he called his mechanic at 8am on a Sunday to get the nod on buying the car immediately after seeing it on Carsales. Yes that’s exactly what I do every morning too, “wake up, check Carsales for Porsches, decide which to buy immediately, and go back to bed!” After a team briefing at which I strenuously assured everyone that the run notes were correct this time, I promise, but also with the caveat of a mandatory U-Turn with every run we were off. There were 26 Cars in tow with yours truly leading the pack. I must of jinxed myself as at the first freeway exit I turned right instead of left. After about 5 km, I realised my error and quickly did a U-turn, red faced after passing the five or so cars following. This mistake had its advantages as well, as now I was challenged with catching up with everyone else that didn’t make my mistake and getting back to the front! The run took us through Yendon-Egerton, Mt Buninyong and Rokewood township towards Colac. With every township, I kept catching the backmarkers, working the steering wheel and accelerator feverishly to catch and pass with every opportunity. I felt like Nikki Lauda trying to catch James Hunt in the 1976 Brands-hatch GP. I was almost at the front with 20km to go, and then I tucked into the back of Jonas Naarden with 64

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his RatRace 944S. No matter how hard I tried he just wouldn’t let me pass. It was lots of fun I must say, with the victory to him on our arrival into Beeac. The story of the Farmers Arms hotel is an interesting one indeed. Mr Ean McDowell came to Beeac looking for a cheap warehouse to store and work on his many cars. After viewing the storage shed, he retired into the Beeac hotel/ pub for a meal and a beer and met the owner. A few more beers later, he walked out buying the storage shed and the hotel in one swoop. He quickly involved his family and set about creating a beautiful museum at the rear with the intention of using it as his showpiece for the hotel. Ean took us for a tour of the rear museum and described his many restored cars from his 1937 Riley that was his first purchase at age 17, to his Bugatti type 34 replica and an ASA 1000GT (Autocostruzioni Società per Azioni) that was developed by Ferrari, and featured a 1,032cc four-cylinder engine designed by Ferrari engineers but never carried the Ferrari badge. He enthralled us with his many stories of how he came to own such amazing cars, including his 3 day flying trip to France upon hearing about this special Ferrari ASA from “The French Postman”. Upon arriving in Paris, he was driven around to look at cars by these 2 guys who barely spoke English and Ean didn’t speak French – but somehow they managed to find an amazing car, make a deal and ship the car back to Australia. There was also his 1959 Stanguellini singleseater race car in which he competed in a few track and hill climb events before retiring from motorsport. His daily drive is a 911 3.2lt

Carrera which he told us has just clocked over 320,000km without a single thing wrong. That’s impressive. His latest project is a FIAT Barchetta 1100 which he found online at ALFABB forum. After buying sight unseen from Italy, it was an absolute mess when received and he finished up by telling the audience that he has just finished paying for 500 man hours of work just to get the all- aluminium body perfect, ready to paint in red livery. Lunch at the Beeac hotel was amazing for a country pub, and definitely worth a trip again to enjoy its great service, hospitality and good selection of food. I was amazed as the 45 minute turnaround for 42 meals which we ordered a-la-cart when we walked in. As is usual with a country pub, a good selection of beers was available. Ivan and I delivered a great speech and welcomed some first timers to the Torque Tube run. As we waved goodbye to Ian’s bright yellow Ford GT40 (replica) and his Porsche 911 3.2L Carrera sitting outside the Beeac pub, like you would normally find in front of any country pub-NOT, we left in a convoy of 6 x cars for a last squirt home. It was a real pleasure organising the day out and from the accolades received, I think everyone had a fantastic day. Myself and Co-Captain Ivan Romanic would like to personally thank all the attendees for making it a memorable one for the Torque Tube Register.


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