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Club Committee 2011/12

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Classic car ownership is different to just owning a car. We tend to make sure they are serviced and well maintained, for our enjoyment and to retain their value. I was pondering this question when talking to Craig Rayner while shooting his rare 944 Turbo Cup for the “Make Mine Rare” shoot for this issue of “Porsche Parade”. We got to talking about a Riviera Blue 968 MO30 that we had both previosly owned and has just recently changed ownership to another PCV owner who had also owned the car in the past. I started the conversation with ”My blue 968 CS” and jokingly changed it to “Our blue 968 CS!” The car has been owned by no fewer than four Club Members that I know of and the latest custodian is now on his second ownership of the car. Craig and I both considered buying back the car as we personally knew what excellent condition it was in. I’m sure a lot of our readers have regretted selling a classic Porsche, and after purchasing vowed they would never sell the car (as I have),

but for whatever reason they eventually get sold on to the next custodian. Our last words to the buyer are “make sure you look after her’”, because after all it’s not just another car, but a piece of history to be treasured. I’m sure a non car person would think I was on the wacky tobacky, but the enthusiasts know what I’m talking about and follow the history of their former rides with interest. (well the good ones anyway!) As I write this I notice I’m sitting on my (our!) Blue CS next to my 993, cars I cherished and thought I would never sell but sadly did. I’ll have to update the photo next issue with the new 911 CS. Is the grass always greener when buying the next Classic? Maybe not, but the curiosity sure is! I hope you enjoy this winter issue of Porsche Parade packed with Competition, Social and Register stories. Check out the calendar below and the website pcv.com.au for updates. If you have any comments, suggestions or would like to contribute to the magazine please email me at editor@pcv.com.au. A big thanks to our advertisers and everyone who contributed to this issue. Ron Widdison, Editor

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president’s message The Porsche Club of Victoria is alive and well! From April to June there has been 15 events; the fabulous 5 day Warrnambool tour, 4 Competition events, 6 Registers events, a Club night, the Autumn run and our first Mid week run. As I write this, Barb and I have just returned from the annual Competition double header weekend at Winton and DECA. Many people made it a triple header, with Winton practice on Friday. The participants’ dinners were revived, for the first time in many years, with about 45 competitors, support teams and marshals attending the Friday dinner in Benalla and about 60 attending the Saturday dinner in Shepparton. About 65 drivers competed at Winton, with 45 fronting up next day at DECA. The packed successful and enjoyable weekend put everyone to the test! As well, we have attended the jolly, varied Warrnambool tour, put on by the quiant folk of the Porsche Club of East South Australia, many Registers events, the Club night and the hill climb at Haunted Hills. The Registers runs are popular, usually accommodating about 30 people, with 2 runs sometimes held on the same day. Competition numbers are down, but the competition is not! Consider that perhaps 100 people organized, helped, assisted, marshalled and officiated at these events! The PCV life style. Sounds corny, I know, but for a lot of members, PCV plays a big part in their lives. Friendships and relationships are made within the various cohorts, whether Competition, Registers, Marshals, Social, or generally throughout the Club. Think how different your lives have been since you joined and got absorbed into the myriad of Club activities and met hundreds of people that you like! For those of you who have dropped out, or have never jumped into the main stream, come along and find out how enjoyable the Club is. We would particularly like to see the older members, who have joined in the 70’s and 80’s, to reappear for a warm welcome. What is the Committee doing? At the monthly meeting there are reports from Membership, Competition, SOCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE Social Director Deputy Social Director Julia Anderson Leon Christodulaki Janet Conheady Will Darvall Alvaro Del Gallo Maria Del Gallo Neil Drew Trevor Leavesley Adrian Nelson Carly Pasco Wayne St Baker

Michael O’Brien: social@pcv.com.au Felix Rieniets: deputysocial@pcv.com.au

Will Darvell President Peter Harrison president@pcv.com.au President

A lengthy review of E-commerce, to enable Club members to effect most transactions on line, is nearing completion and implementation, led tirelessly by Andrew Bonwick.

Peter Harrison Vice President vp@pcv.com.au

A Code of Conduct for all Committee members has been put in place. Long overdue electronic and physical archiving of Club memorabilia, mainly magazines, is nearing completion, with a complete set of magazines held by Russell Sturzaker.

Michael O’Brien Treasurer & Social Director treasurer@pcv.com.au social@pcv.com.au

Relationships with the 356 and 901 Registers are excellent, fitting and timely. NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

Contact with new members is actively pursued by phone calls and welcome at events. Options for Club apparel, the first for many years, are under consideration and a design competition amongst the members should produce an attractive and cohesive garment range. Discussion Papers, initiated and produced by last year’s Committtee, which consider Club Links, Tracks, Finance, Committee, Magazine and Membership, have been further discussed and implemented as appropriate, with the Membership survey and inclusive approaches to the 356 and 901 Registers as examples.

Andrew Bonwick Competition Director competition@pcv.com.au

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

Club Rules review is awaiting Model Rules release, following the passage of the Associations Incorporation Reform Bill 2011. All Clubs, such as ours, must legally follow these guidelines, with any additions to be submitted for approval. Advertising is being vigourously pursued by new Committee appointee Leon Christodulaki. Our advertisers will now be listed inside Porsche Parade and I encourage you to examine their ads and consider using their products, or else they might run away!

Wayne St Baker Registers Director registers@pcv.com.au

Felix Rieniets Deputy Social Director deputysocial@pcv.com.au

Keep enjoying our fantastic Club and all its fantastic opportunities for fun, fellowship and froom, froom! Will Darvall, President

Manny Mezzasalma Drivers’ Representative driversrep@pcv.com.au

Grant Stephenson Matt Stoupas Barry Swan Peter Witt

Leon Christodulaki Advertising advertising@pcv.com.au

REGISTER CAPTAINS

COMPETITION SUB-COMMITTEE Competition Director Juris Briedis Will Darvall Peter Harrison Aaron Ireland Stewart Lachlan Rick Moscati Manny Mezzasalma Michael O’Brien

Treasurer, Social, Registers, Editor and Advertising, with discussion, suggestions and implementation arising therefrom.

Andrew Bonwick: competition@pcv.com.au Robin Humphries: marshals@pcv.com.au

Register Director Mid 911 (1974-93) 993 996/997 911 Turbos GT3, RS & RSR Boxster & Cayman Torque Tube (924, 928, 944, 968

Wayne St Baker: registers@pcv.com.au Peter Cromie & Graeme Anderson: mid911@pcv.com.au Felix Rieniets & Leon Christodulaki 993@pcv.com.au Geoffrey Mould: 996997@pcv.com.au David Mallinson: 911turbo@pcv.com.au Greg Humphries: gt3rs@pcv.com.au Lindsay St Baker & Mark Behan boxster@pcv.com.au Tony & Angelo Monteleone torquetube@pcv.com.au

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By the time this edition arrives in your mail boxes, we will have just enjoyed our mid-year Dinner Dance, and there will be less than 20 weeks to our Premier Event for 2012. Yes, our Annual Dinner Dance and Presentation Night is fast approaching, so make sure that you reserve Saturday 1st December for what will be an action packed dinner to remember with a new venue, the RACV Club’s main ballroom in Bourke Street. Incredible as it seems 2012 is more than half completed, but there are still opportunities for everyone to join one of the many club functions before the end of the year, and also to take a lead in the Club Participant of the Year prize! If you act quickly you may have time to join us for a “Christmas in July” Winter Run on the 22nd July to Williamstown – worth 2 points. Watch out for the Go-Kart Challenge on 13th September – also worth 2 points and our Spring Run on the 14th October – another 2 points. Our Club’s annual Show ‘n ’Shine on 28th October, will again be run in conjunction with MotorClassica at the Royal Exhibition Buildings. This year we have been allocated 70 car places! We were the best display last year, and intend to repeat that effort! Believe it or not it has been two years since our last Family Day. This special bi-annual event may be held at Eltham Park, where there is a Mini Train, and park facilities for us to enjoy a family BBQ. Check the web site for confirmation of the date in November. Our “Last Run” for the year is currently planned for 9th December, it promises to be a gourmet treat of food and wine for car lovers! Know your Social Committee: The club is supported by significant contributions of time and talent from many volunteers. The Social Committee is responsible for many different types of events that occur throughout the calendar, including Club Nights, Seasonal Club Runs, Dinner Dances, and our Annual Presentation Dinner, Family Days, Major Interstate Tours, and Mini Tours. The Social Committee has full time members as well as part time helpers, with contributions from all greatly appreciated. Everyone involved as part of this “Social WorkGroup” strives to ensure that we provide as many relevant activities to cater for all the varying interests of our members. Our effectiveness depends on continual involvement, improvement, and most of all engagement. Get to know your Social Committee; our members include Adrian Nelson, Alvaro Del Gallo, Carly Pasco, Felix Rieniets, Janet Conheady, Julia Anderson, Leon Christodulaki, Maria Del Gallo, Neil Drew, Trevor Leavesley, Wayne St Baker and Will Darvall. Our part time helpers include Alf Carrigan, Barb Darvall, and Michael Bailey. Having completed four years as Social Director, this year will be my last. I have thoroughly enjoyed this role, and have no doubt that Felix will bring to the role an exciting new dimension.

Join In: There is absolutely no doubt that the club has a fabulously full array of “Social Events”, combining our Club Runs, Register Events, Mid-Week Runs, Club Nights, and Dinner Dances, however we are the Porsche Club Victoria, and one of the amazing opportunities we provide is the ability of enjoying your car on the race track. This is something I encourage every member to seriously consider having a go – at least once. “Entrée Class” is available for those who would like to experience our competition format in a non-timed and safely controlled way. Many people have enjoyed this entrée to competition and have gone on to join the competition in their respective class. There is minimal car preparation, and if you choose a hill climb event, very little strain on your vehicle. There is an article on “Haunted Hills” in this edition, describing my experiences of this Hill Climb! Many people may find the thought of competition, and the competition environment a bit daunting. There are many members who will be available to encourage and help you with your car preparations, and assist you with the “run of day” on the day. When you’re ready, contact myself, or Andrew Bonwick. The track experience is not to be missed Club Participant of the Year: The progressive points for this year’s award are updated on the web site for you to check your progress. Remember that general committee members are not eligible, as denoted by the “.*.” after the name. This prize is to encourage members’ participation in all PCV events. Members are awarded points for participating in a wide cross section of club events including, Social, Competition, Marshalling & Volunteering, Registers, and of course the Annual and Mid-Year Dinner Dance. Please refer to the web site for the rules. Support our Club Sponsors and you will be rewarded with excellent service and great value for money. Nillumbik Cellars provide the wines we enjoy at our Club Nights, Porsche Cars Australia provide our Club’s Venue, and Traction Tyres provide members with road and track tyres, and suspension services all with a discount of up to 5%. First Prize – Yokohama tyres of the winner’s choice, from Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre, to the value of $2,000. Second Prize – Porsche Cars Australia: Items of the winner’s choice from the Selection Department to the value of $400. Third Prize – sponsored by Nillumbik Cellars: Wine of the winner’s choice from Nillumbik Cellars to the value of $200.

in South Africa to Club Presidents”. For our third club night we returned once again to the epicentre of Porsche ownership and the hospitality of Porsche Centre Brighton for our special preview of the new Boxster prior to its official launch the following weekend. This was a very special occasion and we are very grateful to Porsche Cars Australia for allowing us the preview, it was very much appreciated by all our members. Highlighted on the night by Will’s unveiling expertise, which was practised for many hours! Our Runs: From March 30th we enjoyed the hospitality of the Porsh Klub of East Sowth Astraya for our 2012 mini tour of Warrnambool and The Grampians. A perfectly sized group of 32 members had a fabulous time with the added benefit of getting to know one another over five days with the perfect blend of activities, dinners, and fantastic driving opportunities. These tours are one of the great strengths of our club. Our tour next year booked out in less than two days! Get your name on the waiting list – you never know a spot may eventuate. This year’s Autumn Run was to Leura Park Estate, on the Bellarine Peninsula, organised by Michael Bailey and Neil Drew. This run was well attended by 76 members. The morning tea stop was once again John Bakers home CFA, and we were treated to hot finger food, as well as the usual good fare. Annual Dinner Dance: Saturday 1st December 2012. This year we will be holding our night of nights at the RACV Club in Bourke Street Melbourne. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by our favourites Cheek to Cheek. Let’s know your suggestions and ideas for our activities. Please email me at social@pcv.com. au or Felix at deputysocial@pcv.com.au. We look forward to meeting and greeting you at a forthcoming social event in the near future.

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from race control Welcome to the middle of an interesting 2012 season. In response to the competitors survey feedback from last year, we included a weekday practice and driver training event on 9 March. Run in conjunction with John Bowe it built on the event we ran at Phillip Island last August, with the class room material being delivered at PCM on the Thursday evening. This minimises the time not on the track on the day, and was well received. We had 17 entrants for the training and 20 for the untimed practice. Although this was less trainees than we would have financially liked, it did provide for a very high ratio of instructors to students. The Monday of the labour day weekend immediately followed with our first competition sprint event at Sandown in a couple of years. The day went well, with a dry track in excellent condition and 67 entrants, which meant that there was a lot of track time. We had some entrants who had been at the training on the Friday and the event on the Monday – so they would have had a great weekend. The day was notable for the strong contingents in the Open and M1 / M2 classes, the 3.4 Spyder piloted by Bruce and Aranka tussling for A class with last years’ class winner Phil Treloar and the swirling leader boards in B and C class. The club continues to be favoured by a series of highly competitive classes with a number of drivers in each clinging to or losing top spot at each meeting. Matt Stoupas (M1), Geoff Humphrey (GT) and Bruce Young (A) all set course records. The Calder sprint was held on 1 April. Calder on a dry clear day was a great meeting. The track is in excellent condition – unlike the surrounding facilities. I was standing as a flaggie on corner 1, and to see competitor after competitor braking aggressively into one of the hardest corners on our tracks to get right was really exciting. If you haven’t had a go at marshalling it is well worth a try, tho it does make you really itch to get back into competition. Records tumbled, with Matt Stoupas (M1), Ben Faggetter (M2) Philippe Chabbert (GT), Bruce Young (A) and Aaron Ireland (C) all setting course records.

Winton DECA was moved from the Queen’s Birthday weekend due to scheduling issues at Winton. We therefore put the two meetings on the Saturday and Sunday immediately after. As a number of members use the Friday practice at Winton to warm up we organised a festival of activities. Dinner on the Friday night was well attended (albeit attendances were significantly higher than bookings) and very enjoyable. Winton started at 10am rather than 9am so as to be a little more civilised for those driving up from Melbourne and it worked. It must be the first time in living memory that scrutiny was finished well before the scheduled start of the drivers briefing. We were able to fit in a good number of runs despite Melanie Treloar overloading her suspension with her powerful cornering. I thought these cars were bullet-proof, Melanie! Aaron had organised a dinner venue for Saturday night with excellent food, wine and company (we had the venue to ourselves). The evening was very full, next year we alter the logistics so the service is a bit better. DECA dawned cold and foggy, and while it stayed cloudy all day it was dry. We reconfigured the day along the lines used by Subaru Car club and ran three tracks in the morning and head to head skid pan in the afternoon. The three tracks means that there is little waiting around, and next year we will use the middle circuit which is longer and twisty to add further interest. The head to head is very entertaining and very popular. The circuit design involved a mix of tight 520 degree loops, 2 long swooping curves and a stop go garage (not a slow, go garage) – so that very different cars could paired off (GT3’s and 964’s) and one had an advantage on the loops and the other on the swoops. Michael O’Brien (911 SC) and Stewart Drummond (944 2.5) had several dead heats as did GT3s and SCs.

The (anonymous) suggestions we get from the survey are read by the Competition Committee at the review after each meeting and many implemented. These have included the accommodation options, the late start at Winton/DECA, and several suggestions on event operations. Thank you for your input, your humour and your support. We continue to have good enrolment in Entrée events, an initiative which has been running for several years. Members bring a wide variety of cars, and the aim is to enjoy a day at a racetrack environment within the safety confines of the way we run events. Some members come for one or two meetings, some regularly turn up to particular tracks, and some have moved from Entrée to the competition classes. New entrants are always welcome, although numbers are limited to enable us to match the coaches with the entrée driver effectively and keep a track session devoted to entrée drivers. At Bryant Park in August we will be running a half price entrée special, with a focus on allowing members to become familiar with how a track day runs, how the safety and etiquette systems work and just how much fun it is. Bryant Park is a sensational little track. Just like every country road you have ever driven on or dreamed about, with no oncoming traffic. Marvellous. Give it a go! Enjoy your events.

We are looking at how we time the motorkhanas so we can provide onthe-day provisional times better that we do at the moment.

Andrew Bonwick, Competition Director

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Club Night 17th April, 2012 story: Janet Conheady photos: Felix Rieniets The presentation started with a very comical quip from our President, Will Darvall. It went like this: “We should acknowledge the traditional inhabitants of this land, the Porschundjeri tribe, who have eked out an existence in their humpy on this site for many years. We welcome two of their elders, Uncle Thomas and King Mullet”. This was followed with the Porsche Club details: This year is the 60th Anniversary of the first ever Porsche Club, which started in 1952. Porsche Club Victoria started in 1975 and is number 52 of 640 branches, with 181,000 members worldwide. There are 8 Porsche Clubs in Australia. A thank you was passed on to the 123 members who responded to the mid-week run survey, most of which were positive to the proposal. Also important to remember that there are 18 – 20 register events with every one welcome. Register members receive the first opportunity to be involved and then the event is open to the entire Club. Reminder to all to utilise the mail box: suggestions@ pcv.com.au for any suggestions or ideas relating to the Club. At this point Will began his presentation on his journey to Cape Town and being part of the Porsche 911 (991) launch. Cape Town is the capital of Western Cape and is very multi-cultural, as it was historically utilised by Portugal, Denmark, France and England as a stopover and to replenish supplies. Will was able to detail the wonderful 3 day extravaganza which he and his wife Barb experienced, along with PCV Vice President Peter Harrison and Pamela Ward from Porsche Cars Australia. The Porsche brand was present in every aspect of the luxurious Hotel down to a special Porsche key to each room!! One of the many highlights of the event was a trip to a secret location, an aircraft hangar set up as an auditorium and, with every one buckled in to the safety belts at the end of the presentation, the doors opened, and the whole auditorium moved forward to the tarmac with 3 fighter jets flying overhead and stunt drivers doing amazing things with the new Porsche 911. Dinner followed in the hangar. The following day was spent enjoying the driving experience of the new Porsche down to the Cape of Good Hope, then to a winery for lunch, a tech session about the new Porsche and a dinner at the Presidential Mansion. Next day it was off to the Ostrich farm for lunch where we saw feather-weight Barb standing on the ostrich eggs!! A rare Paris Dakar 959 was there on display. This was followed by a trip to Killarney Race Track, for a great opportunity to test the fabulous 991. From one track to another, go-carting was where Will relived his childhood until a tyre wall got in the way and he broke a rib!! At the final dinner Will and Barb had the company of Wolfgang Porsche and his current squeeze (Will’s words, not mine) and the delegates of the Porsche Club of America. A floor show followed with a preview of the Cabriolet, which until then had never been seen.

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I must say Will’s wicked wit had us laughing especially when he referred to the holiday snaps of Barb in her touristy pose as some strange lady that kept following him! Will concluded with some tech specs (riveting stuff for the ladies) like longer wheelbase, lighter anti-roll bar, PDCC which is Porsche dynamic chassis control, electro mechanical steering, less tyre and wind noise and optional acoustic pulses to the cabin from the intake and exhaust. There were many more, far too many for a girl to remember, but I can safely say a very impressive vehicle.


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Porsche news

By Richard Batchelor

Porsche RS Spyder in Oz

Porsche Centre Melbourne is displaying the first new generation RS Spyder to be seen in Australia. The car is part of the factory’s museum collection and will be here for a few months for promotional purposes. Currently the car is a non-runner as it lacks the necessary sophisticated computerised starting gear (“it’s like a Formula 1 car,” according to PCM). The RS Spyder was designed to compete in the Le Mans Prototype Class 2 (LMP2). It made its debut in the final ALMS series race at Laguna Seca in 2005, winning its class. It went on to win the ALMS LMP2 championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and took class wins at Le Mans in 2008 and 2009. The car also won the 2008 Sebring 12 Hours outright. The chassis is a carbon fibre monocoque with the engine and transmission being stressed members. The 3.4 litre V8 engine, which was ultimately developing 503 horsepower, is mated to a 6 speed sequential gearbox. Braking is via six-piston caliper carbon fibre brakes. The car has a dry weight of 825 kgs. The car was still winning as recently as 2010 but regulation changes for 2011 saw the Spyder ineligible. However it left a legacy in the new Porsche 918, which uses a development of the race car’s engine.

Cayenne GTS with 309 kW and extra sporty chassis Looks like an SUV, drives like a sports car The SUV with the driving fun of a sports car is entering its second generation. In Beijing, at the Auto China 2012, Porsche will reveal the new Cayenne GTS. Its notion: a concentration of sporty performance. Its recipe: a more powerful engine with more dynamic response, a tauter chassis with lower ride height and more sporty features. The new Cayenne GTS doesn’t just fill the gap between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo but also differentiates itself clearly from the other models with its own unique character. The Cayenne GTS’s bonnet conceals a 309 kW (420 hp) upgraded V8 engine, based on the 4.8-litre Cayenne S power unit. Power is transferred via an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission with integrated auto start/stop function. The engine and transmission have been specially calibrated to provide instant bursts of speed. The Cayenne GTS sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, reaching 160 km/h in 13.3 seconds. Top speed is 261 km/h and the NEDC fuel consumption is 10.7 litres per 100 kilometres. The specially tuned chassis ensures thrilling driving dynamics. It is more tautly tuned, equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and lowers the body by 24 mm relative to the Cayenne S. As a result, the new Cayenne GTS is even closer to the road and moves with extra composure and agility. 14

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The Cayenne GTS’s bold external design declares its sportier intensions with eyecatching features such as the powerful front styling of the Cayenne Turbo, door frames and trims in high-gloss black, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches, as well as a distinctive twin deck roof spoiler. The sporting theme carries through to the GTS’s interior with extensive use of leather and Alcantara. Front sports seats with eight-way adjustment are also standard. The Cayenne GTS is priced from $164,900 and is available now for order from all official Porsche Centres throughout Australia with deliveries beginning in September.


Porsche news

918 prototypes commence trials Development of the Porsche super sports car enters next phase Porsche has taken the driving trials of the 918 Spyder a step further with completion of initial prototypes. The super sports car will go into production at the end of September 2013 with the first customers receiving their vehicles before 2013 is out. “What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining driving fun, efficiency and performance,” says Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board Research and Development of Porsche AG. The prototypes, their camouflage harking back to historical Porsche 917 racing cars, signal the final touches to the 918 Spyder. The focus is on the interplay between the highly sophisticated individual drive components. The combination of combustion engine and two independent electric motors – one on the front axle and one in the drive line, acting on the rear wheels – poses completely new demands on the development of the operating strategies. “They are therefore a critical component in this vehicle into which we have put all of our expertise and capacity for innovation,” says Hatz. These operating strategies and the development of the software to go with them are one of Porsche’s core competencies. Both of them have a major influence on the extreme driving fun to be had with the 918 Spyder and they make possible a unique combination of minimal fuel consumption and maximum performance. The initial results of the driving trials are in line with the high expectations placed on the 918 Spyder. The super sports car is designed as a plug-in hybrid vehicle combining a highperformance combustion engine with cuttingedge electric motors for extraordinary performance: on the one hand, the dynamics of a racing machine boasting more than

566 kW (770 hp), on the other hand, fuel consumption in the region of three litres per 100 kilometres. Moreover, Porsche is breaking yet more new ground with this pioneering car with spectacular solutions such as full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque with unit carrier, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and the

upward-venting “top pipes” exhaust system. In the process, the 918 Spyder is offering a glimpse of what Porsche Intelligent Performance may be capable of in future.

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HAUNTED HILLS hill climb

Sunday 6th May 2012

story: Rick Moscati photos: Ron Widdison

Rick Moscati & Tim Rout

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President Will Darvall & Race Director Andrew Bonwick


Tim Williams heads downhill in his 997 GT3

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Last year’s visit to Haunted Hills was in miserable weather and at least personally, ended even more miserably – a $$$ repair bill and any chance of stealing that elusive overall A class victory from an ever too consistent Phil Treloar. The strategy for this year was simple, don’t lend the car to anyone other than Alain Prost (or never put a foot wrong Bob Hawker), keep a lid on the exuberance and keep it on the back stuff! There is no doubt this is an incredibly technical and challenging driving venue, but at the same time it’s not ridiculously fast and this means that as long as one approaches this place sensibly it’s safe and a huge amount of fun. Without the need for pure grunt, this place has seen some very interesting results with lighter less powerful cars regularly beating the big boys (and girls)- case in point being that Aaron Ireland’s C class lap records are actually faster than any of those achieved in GT, A or B class (both clockwise and the figure eight!) So what did this year’s outing have in store for us. Well what was the same? – Enough hot breakfast to feed an army, usual dose of rain and cold wind, Fitzty running late for scrutineering and the inevitable off track excursions. This time a bit of youthful exuberance from Simon Dunn who was perhaps

trying just a little too hard to catch Aaron Ireland. Luckily, no major damage was done. Gary Higgon found out what happens when you try to put 500bhp to the ground on a wet track and ended up off the track and coming perilously close to giving the wall a kiss! And a little off for the Greek (Stoupas) after the front and rear of his car became very intimate with the wall on the main straight! Matt just won’t let go of his competitive juices and his ongoing battle with the privateers! Damage to Matt’s GT3 was limited to just some cosmetic damage – so the surcharge on your next Weltmeister bill shouldn’t be too excessive!!!

Results The stand-out drive of the day once again belonged to Aaron Ireland, who not only won C class by the best part of 7 seconds, but his overall time of 121.37 would have been sufficient to win all classes but for Open and M1! – Fourth place outright, only missing out on beating Fitzy for 3rd outright by one second! Simon Dunn managed to stay on the track for the rest of the day and beat home Peter Matherson for 2nd place. John Swan’s drive in D class was also very impressive; John hasn’t driven much this year, so to come back and perform so well in such challenging conditions is very impressive by winning his class by a margin of 8 seconds. Melanie Treloar continued her ever improving speed by beating both Mark Homer and Garry Voges for 2nd place. I seem to be getting my head around my new 964 and finally managed to get my first Class win of the year in B Class, edging out Glen Cook (2nd) and Peter Harrison (3rd) David Trewern’s return to competition looks like shaking A class once again. Despite not doing much recent driving, David managed to push Phil Treloar for most of the day and stay ahead of the superb (FAST) black Boxster Spyder driven by Bruce and Aranka Young. Phil ended up winning from David by under one second with Aranka coming home in 3rd. Four wheel drive grip helped Bill Olayos in the tricky conditions to win GT Class in his 996 Turbo from Philippe Chabert. Nick Karnaros appears to have scared just about everyone out of M2 – perhaps rolling up with 3 sets of spare wheels, remapped Motec, and Elf Jungle Juice fuel is all too much for Ben Faggetter who has taken his 993, bat and ball and stayed at home! Bob Hawker just out gunned Matt Stoupas to take out M1 – and he left with a straight car! It was another great battle between these guys, Bob’s winning margin was less than 2 tenths of a second! Bob and Matt were also fast enough to come 1st and 2nd Outright.

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Porsche Club of Victoria Haunted Hills Sunday, 6 May 2012 Driver

Car

Result

Class Position

Outright Position

Class Points

Class: OPEN Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

120.280

1

3

25

Greg Muller

996 Turbo

121.740

2

5

20

Gary Higgon

993 GT2 3.6

133.190

3

18

16

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

135.500

4

21

13

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

149.990

5

32

11

Matt Peck

997 GT3

999.000

6

36

10

Bob Hawker

996 GT3 3.6 MKI

117.720

1

1

20

Matthew Stoupas

996 GT3

117.910

2

2

16

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

124.260

3

9

13

Theo Mihelakos

996 GT3

133.210

Tony Carolan

GT3 3.6

142.190

4

29

11

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

122.600

1

6

13

Stuart Drummond

968

147.660

2

31

11

Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

132.940

1

17

13

Philippe Chabbert

996 GT3 3.6

142.000

2

28

11

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

123.040

1

7

20

David Trewern

997 Carrera 3.6

124.840

2

10

16

Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

134.280

3

19

13

Bruce Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

137.100

4

23

11

Rick Moscati

964 C2

124.150

1

8

25

Glenn Cook

968 CS 3.0

126.690

2

11

20

Peter Harrison

964 C2 3.6

130.730

3

15

16

Bill Sevastas

964 C2

134.330

4

20

13

Ron Widdison

911 Club Sport 3.2

138.120

5

24

11

Mark Behan

911 Carrera

150.990

6

33

10

Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

121.370

1

4

25

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

127.990

2

12

20

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

128.940

3

13

16

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

132.170

4

16

13

Michael O'Brien

911 SC 3.0

136.900

5

22

Wayne Kenafacke

Boxster

153.070

968 Sport Car

154.870 Result

John Swan

944 S2 3.0

130.150

1

14

25

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

138.280

2

25

20

Mark Homer

944 S2 3.0

138.810

3

26

16

Garry Voges

944 S2

140.840

4

27

13

Tim Rout

944 2.5

145.530

5

30

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Class: M1

Class: M2

Class: GT

Class: A

The ever improving Stan Bougadakis drove very well and came 3rd.

to keep happy and smiling all day. (Unlike those prima-donna racing drivers!)

Fitzy was given a real run for his money by Greg Muller, who’s 996 Turbo was reveling in the damp conditions. Fitzy won Open class by just over a second from Greg. But I’d give the bravery award to 3rd place Gary Higgon for even attempting to drive his car at that track in those conditions! A 500bhp rear wheel drive 993 GT2, on a narrow, wet track with little or no run-off area….sounds too scary for me!

It was a shame that we didn’t have more drivers competing at this event, for some reason people seem to think it’s not worth the drive. Let me tell you, this place is one of the most fun and exhilarating tracks you will ever drive on and it’s only 1½ hour’s drive from Melbourne. We’re having another day at Bryant Park in August, I urge you all to come and try this track out…… it’s an absolute hoot!

Also an extra special thanks to all the marshals, officials and volunteers who helped at this event. The conditions were miserable at best and they still manage

Class: B

Class: C

Driver Barry Swan

Class6 Position 7

34 Outright Position 35

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story: Simon Dunn photos: Ron Widdison

Winton Sprints

16th June 2012

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Jon Trende took Open class and set a new track record of 1:26.94 in the most serious race car to grace a PCV event in a long time.

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The PCV motorsport double header weekend with the DECA motorkhana on Sunday was well supported despite being run a week after the “traditional” Queens Birthday long weekend. The Friday test and tune day at Winton offered the opportunity to add 50% more motorsport, with a chance to warm up on this testing, difficult and technical race track. The practice day is a great opportunity with a lot less pressure to feel your way around, and try out some of that advice from your fellow club members. “Flat through the sweeper” does not always work on the first attempt. Even with the delayed start Winton still gave us a nice fresh morning. This was good to clear the heads of the large contingent that had met for a brilliant dinner and a couple of quiet drinks the night before. The North Eastern Hotel provided a warm, inviting setting and an excellent meal. It was then back to our respective hotels. Peter Matherson had managed to acquire Peter Harrison’s leather jacket. Marcus Lethlean’s (poor) imitation of a Russian mobster, who was the son of an Indian and a Scott, did not seem to rattle Peter Harrison. Peter eventually tracked down his jacket, room key and phone refusing to give in to the terrorist’s demands. PCV does not negotiate with terrorists.

M1

A Class

Steven McLaughlan won the class and set a new record with a 1:31.24. Matthew Stoupas was only two tenths of a second behind, 1:31.45. Bob Hawker took third place with a 1:32.29,

The fiery competitive A class had just over a second between the top four places. David Trewern took first with a 1:35.62, three tenths of a second off the class record. Bruce Young was second, 1:36.02. Phil Treloar was third with a 1:36.10.

M2 v Nick Karnaros grabbed the 25 points with a 1:34.94, followed closely by Joshua Fitt, 1:35.42. Manny Mezzasalma was third fastest on the day, but was just out there for fun. Howard Burton took out the third place points with a 1:39.63.

The focus for many of the competitors was to simply better a previous personal best. Peter Matherson and I were both desperate to break the 1:40.00. You always go out thinking is this the day to break records, personal or club?

B Class Peter Harrison won his class, 1:37.09 from Rick Moscati 1:38.18. There was the suggestion that Peter may have lulled Rick into a false sense of security, by talking up his expected slow start in the morning. By the time Rick brought his A game to the table, the track was well past its prime. Glenn Cook came third with a 1:38:38 only a couple of tenths behind.

OPEN Class Jon Trende took out the class and set a new track record of 1:26.94 in the most serious race car to grace a PCV event in a long time. The 996 GT3 RSR was incredible out on the track. Peter Fitzgerald took out second with a 1:28.72. The podium was completed by Tony Jennings with 1:32.41.

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GT Class Paul McLaughlan won this new class, setting a new record of 1:35.49. Bill Olayos showed he is finding his way around his Turbo with a 1:38.30. Phillipe Chabbert finished off the podium with a 1:39.51.

C Class Aaron Ireland showed why he loves this track, winning the class 1:36:37. Simon Dunn and Peter Matherson were excited to record lap times under the 1:40.00 barrier, 1:38.13 and 1:39.94 respectively.


Porsche Club of Victoria Winton Sprints Saturday, 16 June 2012 Driver

Class Position

Car

Result

Jon Trende

996 RSR 4.0

86.935

1

Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

88.719

2

Tony Jennings

996 GT3 Cup car

92.409

3

Greg Muller

996 Turbo

93.902

4

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

98.595

5

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

100.547

6

Steven McLaughlan

GT3 Mk1 3.6

91.236

1

Matthew Stoupas

996 GT3

91.451

2

Bob Hawker

996 GT3 3.6 MKI

92.288

3

Theo Mihelakos

996 GT3

94.355

4

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

95.191

5

Tony Carolan

GT3 3.6

96.739

6

Andrew Goulsbra

944 2.5 Turbo S (951

98.222

7

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

94.942

1

Joshua Fitt

993 Carrera

95.417

2

Manny Mezzasalma

993 3.6

98.240

Howard Burton

993 3.6

99.628

3

Bryan Fitt

993 Carrera

99.692

4

Peter Perrin

964

100.013

5

Andrew Lipman

911 SC 3.6

100.235

6

Matt Burton

993 3.6

100.823

7

Class: OPEN

D Class Garry Voges was a long way ahead of the rest of his class, 1:40.37. Tim Rout took second with 1:46.53. Melanie Treloar did well to take out the last spot on the podium, 1:48.12, despite suffering a mechanical problem resulting in limited runs.

Class: M1

Class: M2

A great day was had by all, and the weather behaved. Thanks must go to lots of people who make the day possible: Andrew Bonwick, Robin Humphries and her merry band of marshals, Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and his helpers! Billy Sevastas and his lovely family had to race home due to some sad news, cutting the weekend short. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Class: GT Paul McLaughlan

GT3 996 3.6

95.490

1

Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

98.299

2

Philippe Chabbert

996 GT3 3.6

99.509

3

David Trewern

997 Carrera 3.6

95.623

1

Bruce Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

96.015

2

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

96.104

3

Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

96.848

4

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

100.839

5

Frank Deak

Boxster S

106.109

6

Peter Harrison

964 C2 3.6

97.085

Rick Moscati

Driver Glenn Cook

964 C2

98.177

Car 968 CS 3.0

98.376 Result

Bill Sevastas

964 C2

98.838

4

Marcus Lethlean

964 C2 3.6

99.720

5

Ron Widdison

911 Club Sport 3.2

104.342

6

Hugh Ellis

964

106.909

7

Mark Behan

911 Carrera

111.257

8

Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

96.368

1

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

98.126

2

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

99.940

3

Michael O'Brien

911 SC 3.0

102.413

4

Ian van Driel

911 SC 3.0

103.601

5

Wayne Kenafacke

Boxster

105.537

6

Barry Swan

968 Sport

106.159

7

Bonnie Swan

Boxster 2.7

113.236

8

Garry Voges

944 S2

100.366

1

Tim Rout

944 2.5

106.529

2

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

108.124

3

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

110.083

4

Bruce Pollard

944 3.0 S2

111.018

5

93.370

1

Class: A

Class: B

Thursday, 21 June 2012

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Class2 Position 3

Class: C

Class: D

Class: Other Jamie Lovett

996 GT3

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Track Tips

WINTON RACEWAY WINTON By: Aaron Ireland

MOT

Turn 12 – Pretty much a carbon copy of turn 11, although the concrete pit wall on the exit of this corner has a definite psychological effect on your bravery! There’s a ripple strip at the exit of turn 11, just after the pit lane entry which will act as your braking marker. Leave the car in 2nd gear, give the brakes a sharp dab and turn in while carrying as much speed as you can, get on the power as early as you can so you can as to get a good run onto the main straight, use the kerb on the exit (it’s another teeth rattler!) but just don’t get too carried away as that wall can get very close! Get onto the straight, relax your hands, take a few deep breaths and get ready to do it all again. Enjoy!

Turn 11 – After exiting turn 10 (and hoping you still have all of your teeth) there’s a short straight before this corner. You will most likely be in 4th gear, brake around 110 – 140m out and change down to 2nd gear (short ratio geared cars may be able to take this in 3rd). The braking area here is very bumpy, non-ABS cars can lock a wheel very easily here while cars with ABS can send their braking system into a panic! You can carry a lot of speed through this corner as you can use a bit of the pit lane entry as your exit which gives you some extra room so you can get on the power early. Once you’ve straightened up at the exit you’ll be on a quick full throttle burst just before......

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Turn 10 (The 110 Degree) – The name says it all, a lot of people mistake this corner for a simple 90 degree kink, but it’s that extra 20 degree’s which catches a lot of people out. This is a difficult corner, arguably the most difficult on the track. The trick is to brake late and turn in late. Brake around the 100m mark, 2nd gear, try and look through the corner for the exit before you even turn in, turn in late and hard. Get on the power as early as you can, let the car run out to the ripple strip on the exit. A good exit here is when your rear right hand wheel runs along the last quarter of the ripple strip. (It’s actually more like a rumble strip as it feels like it’s shaking your teeth out of your head when you use too much of it!)


Winton is a tight, twisty and technical circuit and really suits light weight, less powerful and good handling cars.

through the corners and getting into a nice consistent rhythm.

Not everybody shares my enthusiasm about this track however!

TOR RACEWAY This circuit is more about handling and driver skill than horsepower. Being fast here is all about being smooth by ‘flowing’ the car

It’s also a track which doesn’t reward over-driving (quite the opposite actually) but it does require being very aggressive in certain areas to get the best lap time possible.

Turn 1 & 2 (The Esses) – These two corners require the most respect as the exit of turn 2 is a concrete wall (which can ruin your day!) They also happen to be very critical to get a good lap time. Depending on your car, you would’ve braked at the end of the main straight at around the 150200m mark (there’s a hump in the road there just to make your braking that bit more awkward). Change down into 3rd gear, don’t turn into turn 1 too fast as you will run wide and then be compromised into and out of turn 2. Try and stay a bit to the left on the exit of turn 1 and then line up turn 2 as straight as you can so you can get on the power as early and quickly as possible. Let the car run out almost all the way out to the edge of the bitumen on the exit of turn 2 (you should be at full power in most cars by now) but don’t go over the edge of the bitumen here as you’ll be very close to the wall.

Turn 8 – Again 2nd gear, turn in from the left hand side (the inside) and hug the inside all the way around. DON’T swing out to the outside and then cut back in, this just wastes time and gives your car more of a chance to break traction (especially in a 911). You can really attack this corner and get on the power so much earlier than you think. Aim to exit the corner in about the middle of the track which will set you up nicely for......

A lot of people find it frustrating, difficult and confusing. Hopefully with a few of these tips those people may change their minds.

Turn 3 – A very difficult corner (especially in older 911’s) as it’s off camber and downhill so the pendulum effect which these cars suffer with is very pronounced on entry and mid corner. Depending on your car you’ll be in 3rd or 4th gear before this corner, brake at about 120-150m, change down or leave it in 3rd gear, don’t turn in too early (which is very tempting here!) otherwise you’ll run out of room on the exit and end up in the dirt. Try and spot the exit before you even turn in, the car will get a bit loose in the rear on turn in when you’re on the limit but get on the power early and this should help drive you out nice and straight. Let it run out to the kerb on the exit but don’t drop a wheel in the dirt. The exit of this corner ends up being your braking maker for......

Turn 5 (The Sweeper) – The fastest and most enjoyable corner on the track. This corner requires different approaches for different cars. It’s either a 3rd or 4th gear corner (faster, more powerful cars are generally 4th gear, but it depends on your ratios). In most lower powered cars you don’t need to brake for this corner, just lift off the throttle as or just before you turn in. In faster cars it’ll require just a dab on the brake as you turn in. Turn in from the right hand side of the track and aim to brush the ripple strip on the inside as you turn in (Apex 1). Let the car run out to about mid-track in the middle of the corner and start lining up the kerb on the inside (Apex 2) don’t touch this kerb however as the car’s right hand tyres are heavily loaded at this point and it will upset the car too much. The amount of power you can apply through this corner depends on how much grip you have so it’s just a matter of feeling what the car is doing.

Turn 4 – A fun fast corner. At the exit of turn 3 (the exit kerb) just give the brake a quick, hard dab, leave the car in 3rd gear and ‘fling’ the car into turn 4. Don’t hit the inside kerb here as it will upset the car’s balance, you can avoid doing this by turning in a fraction late. In most cars you can be at full power almost all the way through this corner, run all the way out and use all of the exit kerb on the left to help straighten you up and get a good run up to.....

Turn 6 - Right at the exit of the sweeper, this small right hand kink can almost be taken flat out but requires a small lift off the throttle in most cars. There’s a big kerb on the inside (right side) which can be used if needed, but be aware that taking too much of this kerb can really upset the car. Although this corner looks pretty easy, a lot of big spins happen here as cars are going quite fast and are very off-balance due to the quick change of direction after the sweeper. The exit of this corner is about ¾ of the way over to the left side of the track where you will need to immediately brake for.......

Turn 9 – The tightest of these three corners, again as per the last corner, DON’T swing out to the left and cut back in, doing so will just increase your chance of either under or over steering. Turn in from about half a car width from the right hand side of the track and try to hug the inside all the way around until you spot the exit kerb on the left hand side. Open up the steering and let the car drift over to and onto the kerb which will help straighten you up on exit.

Turn 7 (Penrite) – The first of a complex of three tight 2nd gear corners which are huge fun, particularly in a 911 as you can really exploit the rear end grip which these cars have. Turn in to a quite late apex to square off the corner which will allow you to get on the power nice and early, let the car run out all the way to the very left hand edge of the track on exit and stay there ready to turn in for.......

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Motorkhana Sunday 17th June

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The format brought back fond memories of competing in Rally; the flag start and narrow twisty corners, a rambunctious path back to youthful follies. Even if we went through the stages in convoy to get a bit familiar with the terrain, it was still hairy unleashing the power and trying to find some comfortable breaking zones. The natural high was addictive; I could have kept running around for much longer than the 2 timed runs allowed, I was having so much fun. Sunday 17th June marked my first visit to the DECA facility in Shepparton despite participating for the last 2 years in a number of sprint days at other venues. An exciting and challenging course so close to my home town of Kilmore made it a rewarding discovery. A typical winter morning greeted us; with temperature below 5 degrees waking everyone up. Arriving just after 8AM I found Peter Harrison who was pleased to get some help with entry processing. It was quite amusing to see everyone’s seemingly synchronised and simultaneous arrival, but all participants were in good spirits and patient with us. A local catering company provided a hearty Bacon & Egg breakfast which kickstarted neural defrosting – much appreciated prior to the all important driver briefing! Right on time, Will and Andrew launched into the necessary meeting, revving up our Greek friends over their country of origin’s performance in the Euro zone. The way the French are going, I maybe the next to be issued with a red flag! On schedule, and with drivers split in 2 groups, the fun started. The first group on the skid pan, and the second on the Rally stages. Still in the early courting phase of the relationship with my new GT3, this kind of event certainly brought some light on what does and what definitely does not work for her! While it all looked easy walking the “Dolly Parton” course on the skid pan, the tits somehow deflated once doing the loop with the car. Funny how they felt like 10A behind the steering wheel instead of Triple D, and looking at other competitors going through, I guess I was not the only one to fall for the deceptive nature of unnatural curves! After 3 runs around the cones, it was time to swap courses with the second group and go to the road track.

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Around 1PM the same caterers responsible for breakfast served a terrific and extremely generously portioned BBQ lunch. Talking with friends and competitors it quickly became apparent everyone had experienced some “interesting” moments and had something to share. As no damage occurred, smiles were flashing all around and laughter could be heard on every table. Whilst it did not rain, the temperature reading was still in single digits, but adrenalin and happiness kept us well insulated. The afternoon format was a side by side “valet parking” on the skid pan. I had a lot of fun teaming up with Bill Olayos, as we are competing closely in the GT class. It is easy to get distracted looking at your competitor instead of in front of the car, as I found out on the second run going through one twirl loop in the wrong direction! Looking at my fellow competitors, the braking stop was the most difficult thing to achieve with lots of disagreements between runners and referees. Thankfully good sportsmanship won out; no one got (too) cranky and the day carried on pleasantly. While the format of Motorkhana is mostly stop and go, the minimum waiting time between each run makes it a really fun day. It is also great to be able to push the car a bit further and learn more about its limits and yours, without taking the type of risk that keeps

smash repairers healthy. It also pays to be smooth and regular, as I have learnt, rather than blowing time on penalties for going through cones or not stopping properly. Leaving Shepparton, I made a note to come back and enjoy it again. I can’t believe I actually missed going there in previous years – it just goes to show how easy it is to miss what lies before you!


Porsche Club of Victoria DECA Motorkhana Sunday, 17 June 2012 Car

Class Outright Class Result Position Position Points

Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

483.940

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4

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Allan Hines

997 Turbo 3.8S

496.100

2

9

16

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

518.440

3

20

13

Greg Muller

996 Turbo

584.670

4

39

11

Steven McLaughlan

GT3 Mk1 3.6

471.060

1

1

25

Michael Herrod

993 RSCS

492.390

2

6

20

Theo Mihelakos

996 GT3

493.140

3

7

16

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

495.250

4

8

13

Bob Hawker

996 GT3 3.6 MKI

507.490

5

14

11

Matthew Stoupas

996 GT3

541.000

6

31

10

Joshua Fitt

993 Carrera

486.000

1

5

25

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

502.020

2

13

20

Bryan Fitt

993 Carrera

508.870

3

15

16

Andrew Lipman

911 SC 3.6

547.910

4

32

13

Stuart Drummond

968

550.310

5

34

11

Howard Burton

993 3.6

556.680

6

36

10

Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

501.820

1

12

13

Philippe Chabbert

996 GT3 3.6

517.040

2

19

11

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

479.730

1

2

25

Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

514.820

2

17

20

Bruce Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

514.910

3

18

16

Justin Davis

Boxster S 3.4

530.960

4

25

13

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

534.740

5

30

11

David Trewern

997 Carrera 3.6

555.870

6

35

10

Rick Moscati

964 C2

500.490

1

11

25

Marcus Lethlean

964 C2 3.6

514.310

2

16

20

Ron Widdison

911 Club Sport 3.2

525.950

3

23

16

Peter Harrison

964 C2 3.6

532.240

4

27

13

Glenn Cook

968 CS 3.0

560.490

5

37

11

Kerry Hines

Cayenne GTS

561.930

6

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Class: OPEN

Class: M1

Class: M2

Class: GT

Class: A

Class: B

Class: C Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

Driver Pete Matherson

Car 911 SC 3.0

482.960 Class1 Outright 3 25 Class Points Position Position 499.170 2 10 20 Result

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Jamie Lovett

911 SC 3.0

519.460

3

21

16

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Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

531.600

4

26

13

Michael O'Brien

911 SC 3.0

548.090

5

33

11

Mark Homer

944 S2 3.0

529.890

1

24

20

Tim Rout

944 2.5

532.510

2

28

16

Garry Voges

944 S2

533.910

3

29

13

Geoff Quinton

944 S2

350.370

Drew Quinton

BMW318

425.420

Adrian Nelson

Boxster Spyder

536.060

Luke Fitt

Nissan R34 GTR

569.520

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

525.420

Jeremy Taylor

Nissan 200SX

536.990

Class: D

Class: E

Class: OTHER

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So you think you can drive? story: Aaron Ireland photos: Ron Widdison YES! – Is the answer most proud Porsche owners would give in return to this question. However, this isn’t always the case once most people are put to the test. Because we are driving very high performance and highly capable sports cars, getting them to or beyond their limits on public roads is very difficult, almost impossible and also very dangerous! In my opinion the best possible place to really test the limits of your Porsche (and your ability) is on a race track. “Yes, i’ve always wanted to do that” I hear you say. But unfortunately that statement is usually followed by “But it all sounds a bit too hard, complicated, overwhelming, expensive” etc. This is an unfortunate but commonly held myth, don’t get me wrong, competitive motorsport is very expensive, complicated and can be overwhelming. However, to just have a go at driving on a real race track is as simple and affordable as this: Entree Class with the Porsche Club of Victoria represents a fantastic opportunity for those first timers who have always wanted to try driving on a race track. Entree class is a very unique concept and, as far as i’m aware, the PCV is the only club that offers a specific and unique class to first timers and novices during competition events (don’t quote me on that though!). Just follow these steps and you’ll be having an absolute blast in no time:

1. Get a CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) Level 2S Licence. This simply involves filling in an online form: www. cams.com.au click on ‘Forms’, then click the application for ‘Full licences, level 2 speed’ fill in your details, pay them $95 and about a week later you’re CAMS licence will arrive in the mail. You DON’T need to do any medicals or driving tests to obtain this licence. 2. Buy a helmet. No, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars (although you can if you want!). Places such as Revolution Race gear and Racer Industries have helmets starting at around $200. Motorbike helmets are also fine and are sometimes even cheaper (as long as they meet the Australian Standard). Of course the cheapest way to get a helmet is to borrow one from a very generous friend! 3. As much as a fancy fire proof race suit may make you look and feel like Craig Lowndes, the fact is that a pair of jeans, a long sleeve cotton t-shirt and some thin soled shoes (so you can feel the pedals better) is all you need. Just make sure that you’re not wearing anything flammable (Eg; Nylon, polyester). Cotton, wool and denim is fine. 4. Get your car checked out. A simple safety check by your service centre will give you the extra confidence and piece of mind that you need when you’re pushing the limits of your car on a track. Your service centre should also point out to you some basic things to have done before your track day. These may include; changing your brake fluid, topping up the oil and coolant and also things like making sure that your brakes and tyres have enough life left in them to cope with driving on a track.

5. Choose your track. This is a very important part of the process which a lot of people tend to over look. My first choice of race tracks for a first timer would be Winton Raceway due to it’s lower speeds and extra safety. However, there’s nothing wrong with the other tracks that we go to throughout the year as well. If you want just a small taste, for example a place like Bryant Park (Haunted Hills) can be a good place to start as the whole track is pretty much done in second gear, giving you lower speeds and less to think about. It’s also much more like a winding country road (without the on-coming traffic!) so for some people, it’s a much less foreign feeling compared with a big, wide open race track. Everybody’s different, so which ever track you decide to do your first day at, as long as you listen very carefully to everything that your driver coach/ instructor says and pay very close attention to what they do (well most things anyway!) you will get much more out of your day. So there you have it! No more excuses, just book yourself into the next PCV Sprint day, get out there and have some fun! I hope this article has persuaded some of you to have a go on a track, a place where you can really drive your car how it was designed to be driven but in a safe, controlled environment with very experienced guidance at your side. If you have any questions about Entree Class, Driver Training, Sprint Days or Competition with the Porsche Club of Victoria please feel free to contact the following Committee Members: Aaron Ireland – Driver Training: drivertraining@pcv.com.au Andrew Bonwick – Competition Director: competition@pcv.com.au Manny Mezzasalma – Drivers Representative: driversrep@pcv.com.au

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Welcome to “Make Mine Rare”. In this Instalment we feature Craig Rayner’s 944 Turbo Cup - the only right hand drive in the world, now thats RARE!

bar fuel pressure regulator, a modified wastegate and “colder’ spark plugs. Besides that the Cup cars were prepared as follows:-

944 Turbo Cup

The engine was fitted with an oil pan featuring increased capacity and an intake manifold both made from lightweight magnesia. In the engine bay, a strut brace was fitted and all unnecessary equipment (e.g. engine bay lighting) removed.

After the introduction of the Porsche 944 turbo (951/952) in the year 1985, Porsche started the development of a race car based on the 951 which would then lead to the first one make series in the history of Porsche. The car and the cup were called 944 Turbo Cup. The cup cars received a number of performance enhancing modifications which were implemented into the serial production with the 944 Turbo S. The Turbo Cup cars undertook a continuous optimization, power output was increased from 220 bhp to 250 bhp and to 290 bhp for the French Cup cars. The Turbo Cup was carried out in Germany from 1986 to 1989 and in France from 1987-1990. In 1990, while in Germany, the 944 Turbo Cup was taken over by the 964 Carrera Cup but the Turbo Cup in France continued for one more year and saw the ultimate showdown of these cars. The below information is referring to the French 944 turbo Cup cars:The French Turbo Cup cars provided a power output of an official 290bhp, effectively the cars put down 300-305bhp. This improvement was achieved by using a remapped Bosch motronic, 3

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The engine was able to breathe freely thanks to an open, de-catted “cup exhaust” which lead to better performance and a more spectacular sound compared to the German Cup cars which were equipped with a catalytic converter allowing Porsche to get some good publicity and carry out an ecologic race series while testing the newly developed technology under heavy duty conditions.

On dry tracks, the Cup cars were run on magnesia alloys (8/9 x 16”) equipped with slicks (245/255 x ZR 16). The cars weighed in at 1160 kg and put down 305 bhp@ 5900 rpm and 420Nm @ 3800 rpm, resulting in serious performance figures. The sprint from standstill to 100km/h (60mph) was done in only 4.4 seconds, a kilometre from standstill took 22.8seconds and stop speed was 300 +km/h. (The cars were clocked at 305 km/h on the famous “Hunaudières at Le Mans). The history of the Turbo Cup cars is unknown to many Porsche enthusiasts, although the Turbo Cup was the first of the current very popular one make race series. Craig’s Turbo Cup experience

The interior was stripped out including deletion of rear seats, a “Matter” roll cage and Recaro driver’s seat, including a Sabelt race harness installed for the driver. All comfort equipment, such as AC, radio/stereo, cental locking, electronic windows and power steering were removed, allowing the car to lose considerable weight. The exterior was changed only slightly. This was done by fitting a lightweight bonnet with recessed bonnet pins, lighter door mirrors, replacing the fog-lights and using air intakes for cooling the brakes, which was borrowed from the 928 S4 that used larger drilled discs and race pads.

This particular car was the only right-hand drive model ever produced, and is also the only car to be fitted with this style of a fixed rear wing. This particular wing is believed to have come from the Porsche Motorsport division as a prototype, along with other parts, when the car was purchased.


This particular car was ordered by Alan Hamilton (the son of Porsche Australia founder Norman Hamilton) in right-hand drive. Thanks to his influence with Porsche it was built as such and ultimately delivered to Australia. The car was built in 1988 and was one of the total approximately 190 cars built and sold as race cars around the world. The car was registered with CAMS and was immediately dominating at the club sport level, Porsche Cup level and in hill climbs. Subsequently sold, the car was entered in the first Targa Tasmania in 1992 by Melbourne brothers Barry and Bob Fitzgerald and finishing 4th outright (running as car 442). In 1994, the car was entered by new owner Andrew Miedecke, what followed was a classic battle with the six year old Porsche and the latest Toyota GT 4, newly released and out to score its first world wide win for Toyota. Miedecke ultimately prevailed and won the event in 1994 (running as car 802). In 1995, he returned with the car and mechanical failure saw it as a DNF (running as car 818). The car sat in a shed in Ballarat, Victoria for the next three and half years. It was bought by David Morton and Malcolm McDonald, who had it restored mechanically for the Targa Tasmania 2000 event. Since that time, the car has figured on the podium of its class on no less than six occasions.

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Aaron Ireland - C Class winner

I received a phone call on 7 July, 2012 from PCV Management that went like this . . . “OK Ethan (Hunt), Your Mission should you chose to accept it - is to write the Porsche Parade Article for Calder Sprints of 1 April 2012”. Naturally, 3 things went through my mind. First, this is simply a delayed April Fool’s Day prank on me (who’ll remain anonymous). Second, like I can remember the Phillip Island Sprints a week ago; let alone Calder from 3 months ago! Third, the phone didn’t self-destruct . . . I did!

So what do you do? I know - palm-off the task to the “Podium People” (per Class) . . . Let me re-phrase - involve those closest to the Action / Results to provide insightful perspective on our glorious day of Calder Sprints on Sunday 1 April 2012. Just to add another dimension to the Porsche Parade (Calder) Article , each “PP” (aka Podium Person) was given a different assignment to represent the broad range of goings-on at Calder. Now it starts to get funny.

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I ran the first sprint on the old set but was not happy with my time so I strapped the new rubber on the next run with the aim of breaking Ed Aitken’s lap record. I recorded a immediate improvement of approximately 1.5 secs but narrowly missed the record. Having done that time on new rubber I knew from experience that the next run would be slower so I packed up for the day keeping the tyres relatively fresh for the Winton round. Class victory and PB in this car at Calder - so I went away relatively happy.” M1 (from ‘COMPETITION COMBATANTS’ perspective)

M2 (from ‘CLASS RIVALRY’ perspective)

The long standing battle continued again at Calder, with Matt Stoupas and Bob Hawker slugging it out in M1. Matt landed the first blow with a Lap Record on his first run and then watched nervously as Bob came after him. Matt had “Dad Duties” and had to leave Calder at lunch time. Bob, on the other hand, certainly got his money’s worth with 50 + laps of Calder and narrowly missing out to Matt by ~ 0.2 second. Similar battles occurred for 3rd place as Steven McLaughlan, Tony Carolan and Stan Bougadakis duked it out. Steven got one run in before his Porsche succumb to clutch / car trouble, but he made it count - coming in 3rd only ~ 1.2 second behind Bob. Tony and Stan then fought it out, with Tony (4th) putting down a competitive time early and Stan (5th) making a charge with his last run of the day, just falling short by ~ 0.4 second. A close “fought” day by all drivers. We can already hear the ring-side bell chime for the next Sprint Day at Winton.

“We haven’t been blessed with great weather at Calder for a few years now, but the M2 Drivers were keen to have a go, so long as conditions permitted. Luckily for us the day was quite good and we even had a full class . . . if only just.

A little further back Stuart Drummond and Andrew Lipman were having a close duel with Andrew retiring early and Stuart just scrapping under Andrew’s time on his last run.” GT (from ‘THE NEW CLASS ON THE BLOCK’ perspective)

I had to leave early and take my boys to their football games in the afternoon, so I knew I had to put a reasonable lap in - from the start; to put some psychological pressure on the ‘Hoosier running, jet fuel smelling, Motec wielding Schumacher of the class . . . Nick Karnaros’. Luckily for me the car and I settled in - on the first Run, scrapping under the Lap Record by ~ 0.5 second. While very satisfied with my time, I packed up and left Calder fully expecting the inevitable phone call from Nick telling me - ‘Bad luck, the new lap record is . . . - You should have stayed’.

“I’m relatively new to PCV and to the car - so it’s only fair that I’m in the New Class. While there hasn’t been much Competition to date, I fully expect the GT Class to grow in participants over a short period of time. It’s a fresh innovation at PCV - to gather likeminded (GT) enthusiasts onto the track.

Not yet convinced about the merits of soft tyres, the Fitt boys were a little adrift, with Josh pushing the old-man (Brian) off the podium and giving him some more data to sift through!

A (from ‘CLASS COMPETITION’ perspective)

The big bonus for me from the day at Calder is - being I was the only GT Class Entrant - I picked up the Track Record, which I fully expect will come under increased pressure as the number of participants come on board.”

“I’m loving the competition in A Class. There’s a variety of cars with Boxsters, 993’s, 996’s and 997’s. There’s also a variety of drivers with Phil Treloar, Bruce and Aranka Young and David Trewern (albeit absent from Calder) - all jockeying for podium positions. So there’s still lots of fun and opportunity to be had for all and those at the pointy end are willing to chat and divulge their race times and tactics. It makes A Class good to watch and be involved this year. The conditions at Calder were great for both cars and drivers - cool and dry - where all the A Class drivers performed well and safely. Times were excellent this year with the podium going to Bruce (1st), Phil (2nd) and Aranka (3rd) - separated by ~ 1 second. Steven Chapman and Geoff Mould were 4th and 5th (with only ~ 0.6 second between them) and Frank Deak next - keeping everyone honest. We’ll all be looking forward to next year’s Calder event.” B (from ‘CLASS COMRADES’ perspective) “B Class was a close run affair with Peter Harrison setting what turned out to be the day’s best time in the first session - posting a time within ~ 0.1 second of Matt Stoupas’ lap record, admittedly assisted by those sticky tyres. The rest of the day saw Peter being chased down by the field and three of his competitors ended up getting pretty close, with the gap of ~ 0.2 second to Rick Moscati (2nd), then another ~ 0.2 second to Bill Sevastas (3rd) and only another ~ 0.3 second to Marcus Lethlean (4th).

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There was the odd mind game being played as Bill Sevastas was overheard yelling from his car to Peter after the last session that he had managed to knock off Matt Stoupas’ lap record. It turned out to just be a case of very wishful thinking, but it got the desired reaction from his comrades.” C (from ‘CAR GRIP’ perspective) “After many months of searching for a phantom mechanical issue, a new wiring loom installed into Aaron Ireland’s 911SC seems to have well and truly fixed the car’s long standing problem. Not only did he win C Class by ~ 0.8 second but he also broke the Lap Record by ~ 0.4 second - on his very first lap, with those “sticky” tyres. Simon Dunn drove very well to come 2nd, ~ 0.4 second off the original lap record. Mark Chrzanowski somehow managed to do a competitive time on tyres that looked like they were made around the early 90’s and had been used every day since! Grant Stephenson only missed out on beating his good mate Mark by ~ 0.4 second. Grant was also running the extra-super-cheap-special-hardest possible compound tyre money can buy! Considering these tyres have about as much grip as a tennis shoe on an ice skating rink, both of these guys drove very well indeed! Mark was especially entertaining for the crowd, having multiple big spins and brake lock-up’s at just about every corner on the track!” D (from ‘CLOSE COMPETITION’ perspective) “Talk about close racing - only 0.3672 second separated the entire Class.

Melanie Treloar posted a single session time in her Boxster and then had to fend off a herd of 944’s from Tim Rout, Bruce Pollard and Garry Voges as well as Philip Cox and his ‘79 - 911 SC. You can’t script this stuff. Melanie (1st) “EDGED” Philip (2nd) by 0.0006 second, which must be a PCV Record for Closest Winning Margin. Not to be outdone - Phillip scrapped in by ~ 0.1 second over Tim (3rd) while Tim held off Bruce (4th) by ~ 0.1 second and likewise Bruce held out Garry (5th) by ~ 0.1 second. If Garry hadn’t had car “issues” - we’d probably have a closer competition in D Class (if you can believe it). Fantastic COMPETITION!” SUMMARY As reflected in the Class Contributions above, Calder was a smashing day. Brilliant weather, which in Calder speak means No Rain and a full day of Competition / Runs; resulting in no less than 5 Lap Records (out of 8 Lap Records up for grabs), as follows:- M1 Matt Stoupas996 GT3 M2 Ben Faggetter993 3.6

1:01.922 1:03.404

GT Philippe Chabbert 996 GT3 1:08.074 A Bruce Young BoxsterSpyder3.4 1:04.183 C Aaron Ireland 911 SC 3.0 1:06.850 EXCEPTIONAL JOB GUYS!

Porsche Club of Victoria Calder Sunday, 1 April 2012 Driver

Class Position

Car

Result

Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

60.262

1

Greg Muller

996 Turbo

62.735

2

Gary Higgon

993 GT2 3.6

63.137

3

Matt Peck

997 GT3

63.540

4

Rex Broadbent

911 3.4 RS

63.801

5

David McConnell

997 GT3 3.8

64.570

6

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

64.593

7

Jamie Lovett

911 3.0 RS

65.796

8

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

66.361

9

Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

67.656

10

Carlo Attard

996

67.839

11

Matthew Stoupas

996 GT3

61.922

1

Bob Hawker

996 GT3 3.6 MKI

62.100

2

Steven McLaughlan

GT3 Mk1 3.6

63.034

3

Tony Carolan

GT3 3.6

64.681

4

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

65.116

5

Benjamin Faggetter

993 3.6

63.404

1

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

64.148

2

Josh Fitt

993 Carrera

65.418

3

Bryan Fitt

993 Carrera

66.192

4

Stuart Drummond

968

68.613

5

Andrew Lipman

911 SC 3.6

68.844

6

996 GT3 3.6

68.074

1

Bruce Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

64.183

1

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

64.905

2

Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

65.380

3

Steven Chapman

996

68.217

4

Geoff Mould

997 3.6 Carrera

68.848

5

Frank Deak

Boxster S

70.368

6

Peter Harrison

964 C2 3.6

65.852

1

Rick Moscati

964 C2

66.052

Bill Sevastas

964 C2

66.254

Driver Marcus Lethlean

964 C2 3.6 Car

66.580 Result

Mark Smundin

911 Carrera 3.2

68.945

5

Ron Widdison

911 Club Sport 3.2

70.417

6

Colin Anderson

944 Turbo

76.907

7

Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

66.850

1

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

67.632

2

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

67.997

3

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

68.358

4

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

68.841

5

Ian van Driel

911 SC 3.0

70.623

6

Barry Swan

968 Sport

70.935

7

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

73.379

1

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

73.379

2

Tim Rout

944 2.5

73.492

3

Bruce Pollard

944 3.0 S2

73.634

4

Garry Voges

944 S2

73.746

5

Class: OPEN

Class: M1

Class: M2

Class: GT Philippe Chabbert Class: A

Class: B

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Class: C

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Autumn Adventures in Anakie story: Adrian Nelson photos: Felix Rieniets

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They may not be as graceful as Astaire and Rogers, nor as funny as Laurel and Hardy but there is no doubt that Bailey and Drew make a mean team when it comes to organising social runs for club members to enjoy. Even the coffee at the BP Service Centre rendezvous point was quite drinkable! In glorious sunshine and perfect ‘top down’ temperatures, 41 gleaming examples of Stuttgart’s finest arrived on time to receive their expansive route notes, maps, and a few Bellarine tourist brochures for good measure. Brilliant job Michael and Neil!

After 100km or so of sweeping roads and rolling countryside, morning tea was on everyone’s mind. As we well know, the best morning teas are served at CFA stations, and once again the volunteers at Anakie CFA did us proud with hot and cold food in abundance. After scones and sandwiches and meatballs and marshmallows it was a cheery farewell to the Station Chief and his team as we headed for the Bellarine. Despite having to traverse the busy Sunday roads of Geelong, the 70km or so to our lunchtime destination took us through the pleasant villages of Maude, Bannockburn, Barrabool and Ceres en route to the Leura Park Estate at Drysdale. The ‘bubble marquee’ was ready and waiting for us, the guitarist was in fine voice, the whites were chilled to perfection, and the calamari was beautifully tender. The new members who were along for the first time helped Michael O’Brien give away some of the Leura Park wines before cars and crews headed for home. Top job everyone!

With the cars organised in groups, Michael led us off in David Danziger’s fabulous black 1997 993GT2, followed by an interesting mix of old and new Boxsters and 911’s. The Boxster fraternity was strongly represented with nine cars of which four were Spyders – almost 10% of the entire Australian Spyder fleet.

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storys: by various photos: Neil Drew, Alvaro Del Gallo, Allan Hines

Warrnambool & Grampians Mini Tour 30th March to 3rd April 2012

Day 5 Robert Fairley, Alf Carrigan, Will Darvall and Roger Randle at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. Day 1 - Friday 30th March 2012 – Arrival at Warrnambool

get a bit smelly by the end of the tour as she would proudly wear it every day!

By Maria & Alvaro Del Gallo

Peter also welcomed everyone and greatly enlightened us on the history of Warrnambool and in particular the infamous ‘Ting Brothers’.

Today was the first day of the Inaugural Tour of Porsh Klub of East Sowth Astraya, 2012 Mini Tour. We all booked into our rooms at The Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool. In our rooms we found a beautiful selection of chocolates, a PCV cap and 2 PCV embroidered towels. Most of us shared the chocolates with our partners only to be told by our Hosts that the chocolates were for the ladies and the gentlemen were to have the cap! Day 1 Dinner

After a lovely meal we retired for the evening to rest up for the next day. Day 2 - Saturday 31st March 2012 – Tower Hill/ Port Fairy/Flagstaff Hill By Maria & Alvaro Del Gallo We all met in the car park for a short walk to the Foreshore Pavilion for breakfast. If breakfast was to set an example of the food we were to expect on this tour we would need plenty more ‘short walks!’ Day 2 Breakfast

We met in the foyer at 7pm for dinner where we were able to catch up with old friends and meet some new friends – Bob and Lorraine from Porsche Club of S.A. Will warmly welcomed everyone and presented us with the ‘Official’ Porsh Klub of East Sowth Astraya garment. He encouraged everyone to purchase one of these ‘special’ garments and promptly began to take orders. He presented our Hosts, Peter and Jenny and Graeme and Muriel with a garment to commemorate the Inaugural Tour of Porsh Klub of East Sowth Astraya. Muriel announced it may 46

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After breakfast we had the option of walking to Pickering Point and Thunder Point before meeting back at the Lady Bay at 11.45am. After a short drive we arrived at our lunch destination of Rowans Lane Winery where we enjoyed beautiful food and wine. Our next destination was Tower Hill State Game Reserve where 30,000 years ago Tower Hill formed

in a violent volcanic eruption. The initial eruption created the outer rim of the volcano and subsequent smaller eruptions formed the internal hills that can be seen today. Some of the more energetic ones among us decided to climb to the top where we were rewarded with beautiful views. Down in the car park everyone was busily looking to the tree tops as there was a prize up for grabs for the first person to find a koala in a tree. The lucky recipient received a fitting Caramelo Koala Easter Egg! After leaving Tower Hill we headed down to Port Fairy where we could visit the ship ‘Notorious’ which is a replica 15th century caravel, do some shopping, have coffee and leisurely watch the world go by. For dinner this evening we met in the foyer and were taken by bus to Flagstaff Hill where we dined at Pippies by the Bay. Tonight was to be a little different when it came to the seating arrangements. Will announced everyone should not sit with their partner tonight but sits with someone they did not like! This caused mass confusion as the group all got along so well. We decided we should sit next to someone we hadn’t had the pleasure of sitting with before. After dinner we walked to the Gallery, Museum and Village where we saw one of Australia’s largest collections of maritime artefacts, rare books, cargo, documents, model ships and the magnificent earthenware Loch Ard Peacock valued at over $4 million. This is one of only a few objects on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is an amazing piece of Australian history. We enjoyed the ‘Loch Ard Lantern Walk’ which took us through the Village by lantern light.


Day 3 Boroka Look Out Group Our Hosts had out done themselves tonight with a special treat for us - we were guided to the Wharf Theatre where we sat to watch a multimilliondollar world-class sound and laser spectacular called “Shipwrecked”. The amazing special effects felt like we were on board a Melbourne bound clipper, the Loch Ard, on the first day of Winter in 1878 when it was wrecked off a small island near present-day Loch Ard Gorge on The Great Ocean Road. This thrilling show uses the latest in technological wizardry to recreate the disaster and its amazing aftermath: the survival of two 18-year-olds, crew member Tom Pearce and passenger Eva Carmichael. This stunning presentation takes place against the exquisite backdrop of the Flagstaff Hill Village. That concluded another fantastic and eventful day. Day 3 - Sunday 1st April – Grampians/Hall Gap By Lindsay St Baker Day 3 Adjusting Alf’s Skirt

Today was going to be a long one, so our hosts organised an early breakfast at the Resort so we could be by our car by 8.15 AM. For the same reason, Muriel took the orders for the luncheon from a wonderful selection, and then we were on our way. It was quite cold and cloudy that morning as we were making our way towards Mortlake. We passed the old Wollaston Suspension Bridge very quickly as we were leaving Warrnambool and we were now in cattle country. While the South-West Victoria region is quite flat, the roads that were taking us North towards the Grampians were very interesting and gave us the some educational opportunity: did you know

that Woolsthorpe was once the home of Druids whose existence can be verified by the vestige of a very impressive Stonehenge like monument? For those who missed the first one, there was an equally impressive one at the end of the town. The tree sculpture of Caramut was the first of many cedar sculptures that we encountered that day: it seemed that every small town had one that was dedicated to a particular craft or specialty of the area. Leaving Caramut the Grampians Range started to come into view, but was still shrouded in dark grey clouds. Our hosts had been very attentive to our health because at this stage, the roads were giving us a very nice massage which was very welcomed. Just before the turn off towards Hamilton, we passed The Oakland Hill Wind Farm. None of the 32 turbines were turning, but I forgot: Today was Sunday, so it wasn’t a working day. We were now approaching our destination and a timid sun was now shining over the majestic Grampians and the convertibles one by one put their hood down. We took a right turn in Dunkeld towards Victoria Valley on our way to morning tea in Halls Gap. On our right, the sky was scrapped by the rugged slopes of Mt Abrupt. The road had become quite narrow by then and a little bone rattling, as we were going around the corners little blue wrens would scatter out of our way. As we entered the Grampians National Park, we all stopped: some to have a very worthwhile look at the Reed lookout, a stunning view over the Victoria Valley and the Serra Range; others, males, went to inspect the trees obviously looking for koalas, but while they did not see any, they seemed somehow relieved. As we approached Halls Gap, we noticed that there must have been a recent bushfire as the tree trunks were still charcoal with the new growth sprouting with renewed life. After a quick stop for a cuppa, we were on our way again to Mt Difficult where the wonders of the Grampians would be revealed to us from Boroka Lookout.

On our way, we passed the “Elephant Hide”, an amazing rock formation and travelled through some challenging roads. Boroka lookout was a really worthwhile stop, it offered a panoramic view of the spectacular Wonderland and Mount William Ranges and the picturesque village of Halls Gap nestled between the mountain ranges. But as well as the delight of the wonderful spectacle, there were unfortunately also some actions in the parking: Alf Carrigan had nearly lost his skirt! No, not the little red netball one he was given on the Hunter Valley Tour, but the one around the front of his car. As you can imagine, Alf had plenty of people at hand to help: some practically, like Alvaro who with Alf was lying in front of the car trying to reattach the skirt, Neil who lent some of his tools and the other men who just stood around to advise and supervise. The skirt was made secured and we all went on our way to lunch. A few braves did not come to the lookout as they wanted to keep fit and walk to the McKenzie Falls, but we all met eventually (was it Michael who got lost on the way?) at the lovely Wander Inn. The lunch was delightful, we were refreshed and it was time to return to Warrnambool. The return trip took us on the Henty Highway, a magnificent stretch of road with sweeping curves for excellent driving. As we were passing the little towns of Woohlpooer, Cavendish, we could admire on our left (at least if you were a passenger as I was) the beauty and ruggedness of the mountains in the distance. As we arrived in Hawke dale, we were greeted by a beautiful row of Claret Ashes whose colour had just started to turn burgundy, a sign that autumn was approaching. We made our way back to the Resort. Some went to have coffee, others just went to their room for a deserved rest. At 6.15 PM, the little bus came to collect us for a river cruise. I first thought it was a Merri River Cruise: “That would probably be very short and in a dingy”, said Robert Fairley. No, the cruise was on a big river, the Hopkins River. We boarded our luxury craft and after a few safety instructions WINTER 2012

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of 13 cryptic questions with a new 911 as first prize. There was much debate over the correct answers with nobody getting a perfect score. There was also a hidden chair prize to be won and Will had the lucky seat.

Jenny and Muriel had outdone themselves with the meal that they had organized: succulent roasts of beef and lamb, great salads, spuds cooked to perfection and you should have seen the cakes that Jenny managed to bake and decorate in such short time: cheese cake, Black Forrest cake, white chocolate and coconut cake .... She must be a magician.

During the evening Will thanked Muriel, Graeme, Jenny & Peter for the work they had done organizing a great tour and presented them with gifts that I’m sure they will remember. When the time came to head back to the Lady Bay Resort the weather had deteriorated to rolling rain storms but our ever reliable hosts had conjured up a bus and we were safely transported back to our accommodation.

Another feather in Jenny’s cap, is that she has a wonderful daughter, Emmy, who was our barmaid and waitress for the evening, she looked after us all extremely well and was a real pleasure to meet.

Day 5 - Tuesday 3rd April – Botanic Gardens/ Campberdown/Goodbye

While it was unfortunately quite dark (daylight saving had finished the night before), a spot light was shining on the steep rock face of the river edge and gave us an idea of the geography of the area. I was told that there was plenty of wild life in the water, some of us regretted not having some nets as the water was swarming with prawns. There was also some life on the cliffs bordering the Hopkins, these were black and white cows attracted by the light of the boat. They looked like mountain goats, it was surprising that they were so nimble. But like every good thing, it had to end. It was 9PM and it was time to leave our boat and board our little bus to return to Lady Bay Resort. This had indeed been a very long but very enjoyable day. Day 4 - Monday 2nd April – Great Ocean Road/ Final Dinner By Garry & Lois Saber

Final Dinner The day started with all of us meeting at the cars at 8.30, some enthusiastic members had come down early to wipe the morning dew off their cars. One member from SA found the back half of his Peridot Green Cayman R covered by an enormous seagull dropping, obviously a Victorian seagull had mistaken the green Cayman for a footy field. We then had a short run to Wytons Cellars for Breakfast where we were treated to a great cooked breakfast complete with coffee and juice. From there we headed off in convoy lead by a local GT3 (Red of course) and we wound our way out of Warrnambool in the direction of the Great Ocean Road. On the way I’m sure we went past the same Subway store at least 3 times, might have been some sort of sponsorship deal. We hit the GOR and after a short run along a lovely windy section we turned off to “The Grotto” for our first walk of the morning. Some 48

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Convoy of the more adventurous walked all the way to the bottom for a good view of the ocean rolling in. Then back to the cars for another short run to “The Arch” and a walk down to the viewing area. We then headed into Port Campbell for a brief stroll around the local shops and into the 12 Rocks café for lunch. Lunch was up to the usual standard that we had already been experiencing, again well done to our hosts. Back to the cars again for a short run to the 12 Apostles and another walk to the viewing area. This site was so popular with tourists that Peter (camera in hand) had to jostle for position when we all got together for a group photo. Photo taken, sightseeing done, it was back to the cars for a very enthusiastic drive to the chocolate factory. On arrival at Gorge Chocolates we were treated to a very nice selection of samples with a well needed latte. One of the highlights was watching the young lady at the counter working the cash register and taking the money like a real veteran, she was all of 8 years old. The other highlight (other than the superb chocolates) was watching the antics of Muriel as she desperately protected our samples dish from other tourists who had joined us in the sales area. After over indulging in chocolate and purchasing more than required for Easter it was back to the cars for our final drive of the day back to Warrnambool. Again thanks to our hosts for mapping out some great driving roads complete with detailed directions which if followed correctly would get us home without getting lost, those of you with good navigators will agree with this. It was on this section that three Porsches doing 100KPH were passed by an unmarked Police car that had come up at high speed, many thanks to Tail End Charlie for giving us the heads up with his high beam. This evening we all met at 6.30 for a brisk walk along the boardwalk to Simon’s Waterfront Restaurant for our last dinner. Again a great choice of venue and excellent menu, we were only there for about 30 minutes and we had the place to ourselves, this may be a reflection on how much noise we were making. It was here that we were presented with a trivia quiz

Day 5 Botanical Gardens

This was our last day and we had a more leisurely start with breakfast at the Lady Bay Resort and then back to the rooms to pack the bags, load the cars and check out. At 9.15 we all gathered in the car park where we said our goodbyes to Bob & Lorraine who were heading back to Adelaide. Bob had underestimated the quality of the Victorian windy roads and had worn one of his rear tyres down to the wire so he felt he should head for home at a sedate pace whilst he still had some tread left. We then had a short drive to the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens where we were treated to an informative guided tour by Pat, a member of The Friends of the Botanic Gardens. It was very interesting to hear the history of the gardens and also the history of some of the individual trees. After our tour we had morning tea at the rotunda provided by Muriel & Jenny and then back to the cars for the drive out to Hopkins Falls. After the falls we headed off on our last run through the great back roads of the district. It was in this section that unknown to the Porsche drivers Peter had swapped his Red GT3 for a White SS Commodore and had caught up to the tail end of the convoy. Naturally the pace was now very sedate and one member who was getting concerned about this White car keeping pace with him pulled over to the side of the road to let him by. Peter pulled up beside him and I believe Neil was in the process of getting his license out before he realised that all was not what he thought. After a good run through the country side we arrived at Camperdown for our last lunch of the trip. Again our hosts had selected a superb venue where we had a lovely meal. We then all thanked our hosts for the work they had put in to organise such a great tour and said our goodbyes before heading for home and back to work for some. That’s also where those “C” words (cooking & cleaning) would come back into our lives after so many days without them!


Port Fairy team

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May Day Lunch and Gallery Exhibition at “The Convent” Torque Tube Register 20th May 2012

The weather for the day was cool but sunny and nothing goes down better with a crisp morning than a fantastic breakfast at “The Auction Rooms” in North Melbourne. Being one of my favourite places for coffee, the mix of industrial chic heralded back to the glory days of Melbourne old. With Errol street jam packed with Porsches everywhere, we reserved a corner room (thanks Gary) for our morning brief. With 32 people signed up and some 16 Porsches, we were thrilled to have such a great turn out for the run. There were a lot of familiar faces as well which is great to see. After a briefing of the day’s activities by Tony Monteleone, and well planned route maps handed out, it was time to get going with the mandatory line up of Porsches. It was quite a spectacle to see all the Torque Tube Porsches lined up in Errol street end. The sun was shining, albeit too cold to pull the roof off, but still a nice leisurely drive up the freeway on route to the Sunbury Rd turn off. The route took us through some very windy and narrow roads through the back of Sunbury, which were perfect to really let loose and tackle the windy roads for those who dare, and there were also some very Porsche favourable straights that certainly tested the nerve of some Porsche passengers. ! Of course, the day would not be complete without a “Porsche Kodak moment” just coming out of Lancefield when the “T” intersection seems to catch one driver off guard (Not mentioning any names Co-Captain ) which resulted in a hard brake lock with lots of blue smoke heading towards the nice rear end of a 2010 Boxster S being driven by my favourite PCV friend Frank and his ever lovely partner Gloria – luckily, the excellent brakes and tyres held and besides a couple of expletives – all was well . The drive through Riddles Creek was uneventful – we even managed to dodge the ever present speed cameras on that road that seemed to be taking the weekend off! All good for us. 50

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Then onto the main highway for a bit of boring driving towards Kyneton – I always hate the highway part of runs but they are unavoidable. Finally after what seemed an eternity of white line fever – we were on the back roads driving through the State Forest at Springfield-Glenlyon. The road was very exciting to drive with sweeping corners and crossover bridges. My navigator managed to get some nice rear facing pictures of the Porsches coming through the forest.

Tina then gave us a private tour of the fantastic Art Gallery and commentary of some of the works on display there. It’s quite impressive and really one of the major art galleries in Victoria which everyone should go and see. There is also a large beautiful chapel and function room where Tina told us they hold about 120+ weddings every year.

Now having a navigator with you doesn’t always mean that you are guaranteed to turn in the right direction as I found out at a “T” intersection where my brain was telling me – “We go left here” but he said – “Turn right“ so I did and of course the eventual “DOH!!!” was the trigger for me to do what’s commonly known as a ‘Uewy’. Luckily the other 16 cars were sitting there at the intersection waiting for me to embarrassingly turn around.

Lunch was a delicious 3 course meal served with champagne. Time to chat, mingle and observe the artworks in the room which Lindsay pointed out one that cost $2200 after I bumped into it! Oops

I noted that we were running about 20 minutes ahead of schedule as we fast approached the little town of Glenlyon. I remembered that there was a quaint “General Store” right off the road and thought – let’s make a stop for a coffee break and stretch. So I ducked into the car park – jumped out of the car and started flagging down the others to pull into the car park. Most pulled in except for some members whom decided at that moment to do some high speed overtaking (sorry Wayne). Anyway , it was a good stop and photo opt. Unfortunately for Angelo, we recorded our first ever damage on a Torque Tube run with a stone smashing through his front left fog lightconsolation for not more damage I guess. After a brief 20 minutes it was onwards to Daylesford. I had secured a private car park at The Convent Gallery to ensure all Porsches were kept together. Our host and owner of the Convent, Tina Banitska gave us a wonderful introduction about the colourful history of The Convent, from Nunnery to School to Art gallery and everything in between.

And all this before Lunch – what a great opener!

Some very fine and aptly named “Good Catholic Girl” Shiraz set the scene for some interesting photo moments, and with the day winding up with a big Thankyou speech and a recap on memorable moments, the Torque Tube Register Captains presented to each PCV attendee, a “I SURVIVED THE TORQUE TUBE RUN TO DAYLESFORD” Certificate as a bit of tongue and cheek. Of course the first certificate had to go to Frank and Gloria after their near rear end miss with the second certificate presentation to Mark Dempsey for managing NOT to subsequently rear end Angelo. PHEW! A big thank you to the many attendees whom enjoyed the day with us, and look forward to the next Torque Tube run which will be something completely different to the usual format and very exciting but I will keep you in suspense for now. Look out for it in September.


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Mid Week Run 21st June 2012

Thirteen cars and 25 enthusiastic people were starters for the inaugural Mid Week Run. The meeting point was at Yarra Glen at 9 am. The weatherman predicted some showers, that was an understatement. The day just got wetter and wetter. No need to polish the cars before starting this run. After consoling a few people about their right of a sleep-in and arriving at the meeting point, the group set off via Kinglake, Whittlesea for Wallan, for the first stage for a cup of coffee at Hogan’s Corner. The rain was incessant and just continued to pelt down. Captain Robert Fairley modified the route to Tabilk Café (Nagambie) to make it shorter and safer because of the weather conditions. Lunch was at Café Tabilk, around an open fire place and it was nice to be able to look out from the cosy dining room at the pelting rain outside and the cold. Lunch did take longer than anticipated, but once again we “mounted our steady steeds” and headed for Shepparton to the Motor Museum. This was a petrol head’s delight that not a lot of people know about. At any time the Museum houses over 70 classic, vintage and veteran cars. Some exhibits are unique to the museum having been drawn from private collectors and restorers. The museum’s

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collection is dynamic and new vehicles, and themed displays are constantly rotating through the exhibition space. The vehicles are complemented by a wide range of petrol memorabilia including enamel signs, petrol bowsers, oil cans and bottles and many other items tracing the history of motoring. Visit the Shepparton Motor Museum for an experience you won’t forget and keep coming back to see what’s new. www. sheppartonmotormuseum.com.au After browsing through the museum for about an hour, most of us felt that due to the weather, we needed to attack the return journey home, but we certainly could have spent more time in the museum. One well known club member emailed a thankyou with the comment directed to Wayne St Baker. “Thanking him for leading the way so that when his blue Boxster disappeared under water, they knew not to follow him. There were a couple of “bow waves” on the Argyle-Nagambie Road”. Thanks Wayne. Thanks Robert for a great day despite the inclement weather. After all it is mid-winter and

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Lunch at Tokar Estate, Yarra Valley Mid 911 Register 27th May 2012

It had been quite a while since the last Mid 911 Run and in what was fair and reasonable weather, considering the previous day’s downpour, 17 cars and their occupants gathered with keen anticipation for the day’s Run, which started from the shopping square in Hallam. Included in the group were 4 new members, Rolf & Susan Preston in their 1982 slate grey SC and Gary Robbins & Gaye Mitchell in their 1986 Crystal Green Carrera. We were also honoured by the presence of General Committee members, Michael O’Brien, Peter Harrison and Andrew Bonwick. Of course, Neville Sampson, who is also a member of the Committee was there, but he is such a stalwart member of the Mid 911 group, it is anticipated that he will always be there! It was also a pleasant surprise to see Graeme & Muriel Aberline, who had driven their 1980 Red 3.0 all the way from Warrnambool to be a part of the Run. We set off, reasonably on time, on the route planned and prepared by Register Captain, Peter Cromie and his wife, Clair. It took us from the M1 Freeway, onto the Berwick/Cranbourne Rd., turning left towards Longwarry, through Cardinia, then back towards Pakenham on the Princes Highway. We then turned northwards on the Cockatoo Rd., on to very interesting driver’s roads on the way to Gembrook, which is on the edge of the Bunyip State Park. On entering Gembrook, in very overcast and damp conditions, we were surprised by the number of tourists in and around the village. So many cars in fact, that we had to find a park, wherever we could. Peter had arranged morning tea at “Charlottes on the Main Café” in the main street. Not just a café, as it also had many miscellaneous and interesting ‘knick-knacks’ for sale to its customers.

Regardless, to prove it really was a very good café, we were served some excellent scones and drinks of our choice and altogether, made very welcome by the café’s owners. It was during the morning tea break, that a separate group formed, with the intention of extending the planned run during the tea to lunchtime period, to include an extra diversion to Healesville and Toolangi. (Evidently a section of back road found interesting on previous Club Runs.) Nevertheless the whole group, travelling in twos and threes, had a fine drive on a really good road from Gembrook to the junction with Maroondah Highway. It was here, that a significant number of the group turned right, towards Healesville. The remaining balance of members turned left, towards Coldstream, to complete Peter’s original planned route. As the ‘authorised’ scribe for the day’s Run, I decided to stay with the ‘rebel excursion’, to see what it was all about. This group subsequently re-assembled, after passing through Healesville, on the ‘back-road’ to Toolangi. The road was interesting, winding and narrow, like many roads in the Yarra Ranges and it took us to Toolangi, where we turned left, joining the C724 for the drive back to Healesville. Then, after rejoining the Maroondah Highway, instead of picking up the route that was originally planned, to save time, we drove directly to the lunch venue, The entry to the venue was via Maddens Lane, which was easy to miss, as many drivers found out. Off Maddens Lane, we turned into the rather grand premises of Tokar Estate, our lunch venue for the Run.

the rather pleasant dining room, the restaurant was full. A very nice and enjoyable lunch was served, along with the opportunity to try one or two of the Estate’s fine wines! There was considerable discussion about the Run ‘extension’ and various views were offered, with the apparent general consensus that – it was an additional excursion of approximately 30kms; interesting, yes; worthwhile, possibly; necessary, no! Plus it was noted, that we didn’t get to drive the originally planned route, which I later gathered, was very good. After lunch, Peter modestly thanked everybody for coming and hoped we had all enjoyed the day, which I am sure we all did. He also announced that Graeme Anderson had earlier agreed to become the Mid 911Register’s Co-Captain, to share some of the workload put in by Peter and Clair, who have worked tirelessly, on behalf of the Register’s members. It was nice to see Muriel Aberline was one of the raffle prize- winners. Must have made the journey from Warrnambool worthwhile!! Great Run, great day and it didn’t rain, well, not until I was on the way home!

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Run to Noojee 993 Register 20th May 2012

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How to put together a fantastic route fit for a gathering of Porsches? 1 – Chose a destination. 2 – Find a route to the destination. 3 – Spice it up a bit by deviating to some squiggly curvy lines. 4 – Do a test run to confirm notes. 5 – Write up the run notes and look forward to doing the run again. Simple isn’t it? Oh I forgot to mention insert Murphy’s law and quotes of “best laid plans”.

treacherous with ferns and gum trees and drops to look at and roads unsigned to challenge the driver who would have spent most of the 6kms in either 2nd or 3rd gear before we arrived on the doorstep of the Noojee township. Lunch was at the Outpost Retreat that boasts a great selection of food and booked for a later attendance of 1pm to give morning tea a chance to be digested. This would have been a good The following very chilly Sunday morning saw the participants huddled and teeth chattering in the very familiar car park of the Croydon Hungry Jacks. Present was a fabulous selection of Porsches not limited to 993s and nestled amongst a collection of some beautiful historic vehicles there for their own run. But we had our own historic beauty in the gorgeous orange 1972 911 of prospective members of Peter and Pamela.

My new 993 Co-Captain Leon and I followed the above steps only to find that my good friend Google wasn’t happy with me and made this known by luring us down some fantastic roads only to discover either 10 or 14kms in, that the street view images were only partially correct and that the sealed roads turned to gravel resulting in a much reduced pace, disappointment and I’m sure a pending repaint bill on its way to me for Leon’s poor 993.

Even after referring to the MacBook on the side of the road and trying to amend relationships with Google, the planned run was a case of “back to the drawing board”. Which was a shame because our morning tea choice of the Badger Creek Blueberry Winery and Café wouldn’t be experienced by our participants and the blueberry pancakes were fantastic.

Briefing over and heaters cranked, with the exception of the lunatic with his roof down to try and get good photos, we made our way along straight roads to Launching Place, turned right and opened up the horses on some beautifully winding roads for a good 25kms to our morning tea stop of Gembrook , where I learnt the mid 911’s would be there the following week.

Coffee and muffins devoured it was back into the Porsches and on to Noojee, a much better choice than walking. After some more winding roads through gorgeous countryside we were welcomed back to reality for a short run along the Princes Highway before being unleashed on Jacksons Track. Wow were these roads good! Scenic with views into valleys, twists and turns everywhere marked by the precautionary signposts and stunning little villages were the entertainment. One more brief major road run and then the Pièce de résistance. 6kms of twisting road secluded and beautiful but very narrow and potentially

plan with the exception of our table where we didn’t receive our lunch until just under 2 hours later. The wine was good and the conversation excellent as it wasn’t until the tummy noises alerted us that we’d been waiting well over an hour for our lunch. A few words from Mr Darvall and words from myself of thanks to the participants and to my co-captain Leon who helped me put the event together, it was time to part company and make our way back home. Of course that meant one more chance to enjoy some of the roads again.

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story: Mark Behan photos: Wayne & Lindsay St Baker

Run to Clarkefield Boxster/Cayman Registe 10th June 2012

Sunday 10th June dawned warm and sunny. Well perhaps not all that warm (90 according to my car’s thermometer) and the sunny is a bit of a stretch too... more dark and overcast but definitely not raining! So counting ourselves relatively lucky we gathered at the Doncaster Macca’s for our 9.30 briefing. We all piled into the play ground section for the briefing (and there were 29 of us!). It was a welcome surprise to see amongst us Pauline and John Kirby, who usually hibernate in their Kununurra property for the winter, but had decided to fly into Melbourne to join us, what a treat. The toddlers already there seemed a mix of bemused or a tad intimidated but quickly learned to ignored our pronouncements on road safety, new members and some heads up on the route, and got back to happily using slides and crawling through tubes. Once underway we quickly cleared the urban sprawl and were country bound. We were at that stage more or less one long line of Porsches and I observed many couples stopping their morning walk to look and point as we passed by. Once we cleared Hurstbridge we were a little more broken up (thankyou creeping 4 wheel drives) but the weather was holding and everyone was having fun. I was about 7th in a group of eight when we blithely slipped past our turn into Recreation road. A quick ‘U’ turn and I was now in front of our little group and we entered what I call the ‘dog stage’. As I drove down Recreation Road (and yes, I don’t know what suburb area or town I was in but it was near Yan Yean Reservoir so I guess... Yan Yean?) I saw what I thought was a large sheep wandering along the edge of the road. As I got closer I realised it was a BIG white dog. Apparently Will Darvall who was ahead of me found it happily ensconced in the middle of the road and although it moved it seemed in no hurry. To my eye it looked like a Great Pyrenees but trust me when I say regardless of breed it was a big dog. However our canine experience was not yet over. Some ten minutes or so later as we whizzed down the road in the middle of nowhere there, trotting along the opposite side of the road, were two more dogs. These were both small terriers (Silkys?) nicely fitted out in dog coats and walking side by side tails high. Where they came from 58

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and where they were bound who knows but they were certainly no strays and seemed intent and confident in where they were going. I was a bit worried about them and flashed my lights to warn oncoming cars of their presence but I needn’t have worried - apparently they were picked up by a passing car, so are no doubt safe at home by now. Before I knew it we’d covered our 71 kms and we were at Wallan’s Hogan’s Hotel for morning tea. As we backed into the parallel parks out front of the Hotel for a photo opportunity I realised I’d been here before on some previous Porsche run. Apparently all roads lead to Wallan. This was confirmed later when Lindsay pointed out a black and white picture hanging on the wall amongst other historical pictures. There were a bunch of Porsches backed into the same space, predominantly Boxsters and Caymans, from some 2 - 3 years ago. It’s nice to see our visits are appreciated and displayed.

three resident ghosts being a Chinese miner said to still be in the stables where he was hanged. An Irish seaman, Patrick Reagan, often seen around the hotel, running down the stairs as though fleeing from his attackers who robbed and killed him. Lastly the ghost of a girl who, it is said, was thrown down the hotel well by her father because she was autistic. She is the most common of the ghosts and has been seen crying in the bathroom and also appearing at the top of the stairs. Not that I actually saw any of these but I was assured...

After a decadent repast of tea, coffee and scones topped with jam and cream (well decadent for those of us who should be watching our diets... okay decadent for me) we zeroed odometers and headed north. The weather continued to hold and although we occasionally found wet bitumen, I didn’t actually see any rain that day. The roads were fun and like all our runs had enough twists and turns to make it challenging, fun and a joy to drive whilst staying within the speed limit. After 85 kms, including a scenic little loop past Hanging Rock, we pulled into our destination, the Coach and Horses Inn at Clarkefield. We shoehorned our cars into the side / back car park and another Kodak moment was created!

The food (a choice of entree - mains or mains - dessert) was delicious, served quickly and eaten with gusto. The Register dined in our own room and were welcomed by the owners, Paul and Michele, who also donated some local wine for our door prizes. We in turn donated money towards their Cambodian Kids Foundation, a major interest of Paul and Michele’s. Will Darvall took the opportunity to thank Lindsay and Wayne for organising a great run and to welcome back to the fold Ken Anson (and Harriet) who has been missing on runs of late due to ill health and it was great to see him looking healthy and fit! By three thirty, after a great day, we slowly wound our way back home and started to make plans for our next outing.

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Western Districts Run Turbo & 996/997 Register 3rd June 2012

And the in-car harmony group On Sunday the 3rd of June we ran another joint 996/997 & Turbo register run, departing Melbourne and this time travelling West and completing a 210km run through some delightful back roads finishing up at the amazing Red Rock Winery for a wine tasting and gourmet lunch. On this run we had 17 cars in total represented by 8 from the 996/997 register, 3 of our Turbos and then an assortment representing the GT3, Boxster, Cayman and Mid 911Registers. Unfortunately one of our starters had ignition problems with his 993RS and could not make it but many thanks to our other register members for coming along and making this a very enjoyable day. Also unfortunately our 996/997 Captain Geoffrey Mould was unable to attend having arrived back from 3 weeks in New York only a few days earlier, however I was ably assisted on the day by our Club President Will Darvall, Treasurer Michael O’Brien as well as our Register Director Wayne St Baker. The route we took saw us pass through Werribee onto some delightful back roads into Meredith where we refueled with caffeine before making our way down to Bannockburn before our final loop across to Alvie and Red Rock Winery. Unfortunately our group was split with 8 cars in the first group met by our host and fellow PCV member Rohan Little. This occurred 50km’s out where we had the privilege of following him in his black GT2 back to the winery before taking on the hill climb to the lookout above the winery. Sometime later we were joined by the second group ably led by our President, with some skepticism on the route directions (no doubt testing his in-car harmony theory). Rohan proved to be a delightful host with an excellent array of wines available for tasting including his sensational 2008 Jacks Paddock Shiraz - my new favourite.

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After being seated, Rohan walked us through the history of his vineyard, the process he employs in producing his wines and most importantly the background of his two Porsches, in addition to his magnificent GT2 (whose history was well known to most members) he also owns a yellow 2.7 Carrera which sat amongst us in the restaurant, minus an engine he blew last weekend racing in Group S at Winton. What an ideal location for a Porsche run, with many drivers taking the opportunity between courses to re-run or in the case of the second group take the hill climb as the main group watched from the comfort of the restaurant, with the rain thankfully holding off till later in the afternoon.

At the top of the hill climb...er look-out – Yeh, Yeh the Boxster was first up but we all know Wayne cheated.

A big thank you to Rohan and his staff for making the day very enjoyable, especially as he was missing the assistance of wife Dominique who had a prior engagement she could not move. The meal was superb, the wine outstanding and the conversation first class, with many choosing to restock their cellars on the way out the door. For those interested Red Rock Wines can be purchased via their Web Site: http://www. redrockwinery.com.au/wine.html Group one – noting Rohan’s GT2

Regrouping at Meredith (yes it was chilly)

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Mitchelton Run Turbo & 996/997 Register 29th April 2012 14 cars and 27 people turned up for our combined 996/997 and Turbo Registers’ run on Sunday 29th April; with a mixture of 996s, 997s, 993s, Cayman, Boxsters and Turbos. The day was overcast and threatening with rain. We met at one of our regular haunts the McDonalds Restaurant on the corner of Victoria Parade and Smith Street Collingwood. After an introduction from Geoffrey Mould the 996-997 Register Captain and with the handing out of maps and instructions it was off on our way down Victoria Avenue, past PCM, left into Hoddle Street and onto the Freeway heading out of town. Maps and route instructions were provided that were easy to read and no-one got lost on the way. Travelling through the suburbs and on to Eltham and St. Andrews where we regrouped for a photo shoot at the St. Andrews Hotel. The weather stayed reasonably dry with only a little light drizzle at one stage.

roads flattened off where we travelled through Lancefield and on the back road into Nagambie, then finally into the Mitchelton Winery. Roads were mostly deserted which suited us down to the ground. Lunch of 3 courses was served in the Restaurant at Mitchelton Winery on three large round tables which encouraged the small groups to meet and greet. The outlook from the restaurant was a beautiful view out to the winery. Wines and the lunch meal were excellent and much recommended if you are travelling in the vicinity. After a satisfying lunch it was a quiet run back to town.

The roads onwards from St. Andrews were clearing of traffic and the pace started to increase and the country side moved into the hills where we motored on back roads through Arthurs Creek, Whittlesea and Wallan. After Wallan the

story: David Mallinson photos: David Lovatt & David Mallinson

EMR Turbo & 996/997 Register 1st April 2012 On Sunday the 1st of April (yes April Fool’s Day) we ran a joint 996/997 & Turbo “early morning experience” register run. This run departed from Porsche Centre Melbourne, where we had 10 cars in total. This drive departed from the normal full day format with an early departure (8am) from Porsche Melbourne and travelling North West through some picturesque country roads finishing with morning Tea at 10.30am in Woodend.

After talking to those that attended and the positive feedback, I think the early morning

format coinciding with a race meet is something we will look at continuing next year as well.

Despite a clearly articulated run sheet our 997/997 Co-Captain David Lovatt was able to lead 6 of 10 cars to some additional loops of the Western Ring Road including one of our turbo pilots (obviously David was missing his wife Domna’s navigational input). Despite this detour we were able to regroup at Rockbank and all found our way to Woodend for morning Tea, after which most of the participants joined David and I for a few hours at the PCV race meet at Calder raceway. Of special note we were able to witness our other 996/997 Register Captain Geoffrey Mould compete (No 46 in the photo), where as usual he held his own in some hotly contested racing. WINTER 2012

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Clifford & Wendy Baragwanath 1984 911 Targa 3.2 Silver Zinc James Bergmuller 1989 911 3.2 Blue & 2012 Panamera V8 White Paul Bobik 1985 911 Carrera Cab 3.2 Guards Red Margaret Bradshaw & Shaun Driscoll 2005 Boxster 987 2.7 Black Paul Crew 1973 911 2.7 White Damian Cruickshank 1998 996 3.4 Silver Kevin Duong 2005 911 Carrera 4S 3.6 Basalt Black Doug George 2005 997 3.8 Black Chris Glassock 1999 996 3.4 Ocean Blue Daniel Goldbloom 1983 930 Turbo 3.3 Slate Blue Brett Helmers 2003 996 Cab 3.6 Silver Raymond Jackson 1985 911 3.2 Carrera Garnet Red Richard, Carolyn, Reece & Giles Kawitzki 1977 911 Carrera 3.0 Talbot Yellow Adrian, Jennifer & Lilah Kineris 2007 997 Turbo Cab 3.8 Black & 2010 911 GT3 RS 3.8 Peter & Ange Koletas 1988 930 Turbo Cabriolet 3.3 Black Anthony, Samual & Joshua Lee, Lies Van Galenberg 1989 928 S4 5.0 Guards Red Douglas & Lorraine Ling 2011 Boxster 2.9 Guards Red Lambrou Liosatou, Rachelle, Christopher,

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Victoria & William Liostos Ken Marriott & Charmain Gaud Mark & Colleen McKnight Graham Milford-Cottam & Jadranka Banovic Mark Patti Jonathan Peart Peter Perrin Roger & Suzanne Poulter Ivan Romanic Walter Romanic Christopher & Jan Smith Greg Smith & Ingrid Smith Rijneveld Terry Sparks & Dianne Cantelo “Jason, Pamela & William Stables Brett Stevens John & Leanne Trenwith Michael Trovato Brett & Tracey Varga Graham, Jane & Henry Williams Simon & Margaret Zettl

2004 996 3.6 Grey & 1990 964 3.6 Red 2003 Boxster S 3.2 Black, 1987 944 Turbo 2.5 Red” 2000 Boxster 2.7 Red 2001 996 3.6 Black & 1998 993 3.6 Red 1989 964 C4 3.6 Charcoal Grey 2001 996 Carrera 3.6 Seal Grey 1990 964 3.6 Red 2001 996 TT 3.6 Speed Yellow 1989 928 S4 5.0 Grey 2002 996 3.6 Basalt Black 1982 911 SC 3.0 Blue 2009 997 C4S 3.8 White 2004 Cayene 4.5 Blue 1965 356 1.7 Red & 2008 Boxster S 3.2 Black 2005 997 3.6 Silver 1977 911 2.7 Yellow 2010 Boxster S 3.4 Silver 1988 911 3.2 Navy Blue 2009 997 Series 2 3.6 Red 2004 GT3 3.6 Black


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Porsche Parade winter 2012  

Official Magazine of the Porsche Club of victoria

Porsche Parade winter 2012  

Official Magazine of the Porsche Club of victoria