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OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PORSCHE CLUB OF VICTORIA

SPRING 2012 - Issue 173

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M a k e M i n e R a re

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Club Calendar

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Phillip Island Sprints

our supporters

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Horizontally Opposed

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2012 Go Kart Challenge

Abbotsford Body Repairs

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aPorschApart Dismantlers

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Auto Art

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Blackman & Sons Motor Trimming

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Charlie Battisti & Co

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P re s i d e n t ’s M e s s a g e

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Club Committee 2011/12

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W i l l o ’s a W i n t e r W i n n e r !

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Social Corner

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Mid 911 Register O’night Run

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

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Club Night PCB

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Tre a s u re r ’s R e p o r t

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Competition Editorial

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Porsche News

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I t ’s n o t j u s t a b o u t t h e d e t a i l

GT3/RS/RSR Register Run To rq u e Tu b e R e g i s t e r R u n GT3/RS/RSR Register Brunch

Plus 5 6Boxster . i d We e k R u n s MShootout Porsche Regularity 58 Mid 911 Register Winter Run Footsteps in the Ash

Club Night PCM

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

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M i d Ye a r D i n n e r

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Roll of Honour

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New Members

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W h a t ’s i n y o u r g a r a g e ?

Phillip Island Sprints

What’s in your Garage?

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Winton Sprints

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Haunted Hills

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Ballarat Run

Monterey 2009

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Douglas Valley Breakers Dutton

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Fitzgerald Racing Services

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Garry K Blackman

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Harrison’s RRR

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Hartech Automotive Services

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Home Touch Systems

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John Bowe Driving

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www.pcv.com.au Lumley’s Insurance

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Marque Prestige

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Nevco Engineering

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Nine Plus

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Paint & Custom

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Performance 9 P/L

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Make Mine Rare WIYG

Porsche Centre Brighton

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Porsche Centre Melbourne RSR Garage

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Southern Cross Lubes & Mobil

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Swepco

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Stuckey Tyre Service

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TAG Hueuer

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Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre

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Florio winner got Springsteen’s anthem playing in my head. In 1968 Alan drove in the Nurburgring 1000 km race with Hans Deiter Blatzheim, driving faster than Fangio’s F1 record of 1956! - Glory Days!

It occurred to me that’s what has happened to Porsche while returning from Alan Hamilton’s this week with President Will Darvall in his RS4. We had driven down to the Mornington Peninsula to interview Alan and photograph his collection for this issue’s instalment of “What’s In Your Garage”. Listening to Alan’s amazing stories of his family’s pioneering years of Porsche in Australia, and his racing career here and OS in amazing cars such as the 906 Targa

Social Editor: Felix Rieniets Motorsport Editor: Marcus Lethlean “Porsche Parade” is the official magazine of The Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. (ACN 005 727 0942)

Back in those days Porsche built special cars for specific races. Cars that are now legendary and changing hands in the millions. How long can Porsche keep trading on its past? Will it ever be remembered for the Cayenne or Cayman in 30 years? Sure Porsche has the modern day Carrera Cup but does that rock your world like the thought of a 1200hp 917/30? (I know what’s on my garage wall!) What we need is a good old fashioned movie star to take up race car driving and inspire Porsche to get back into F1. But who is going to take on Steve McQueen in this politically correct OHnS World? Pretty boys like Clooney, Pitt, Damon - I think not? McQueen was an excellent steerer and did most of the driving and stunts in his movies including motorcycle riding. (Except for the famous jump eluding zee Germans in “The Great Escape”). The guy was a bloody legend and even put up his own cash to make “Le Mans”.

McQueen - Legend!

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

Publisher: The Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. PO Box 911, Kew, Victoria 3101 Plus Boxster Shootout web site: www.pcv.com.au Porsche Regularity email: pcv@pcv.com.au Footsteps in the Ash Print Post Approved PP 349069/00056

“Glory days, they’ll pass you by Glory days”, well you know how the Boss song goes....

Editor & Advertising:

Please Porsche, make us something special that we can look back on, smile and remember in our own glory days. Turning to the committee’s glory days I would like to thank our President Will Darvall who will be stepping down at the October AGM, for all of his hard work, dedication and enthusiasm in getting the Club back on track.

Ron Widdison mobile: 0418 359 450 email: editor@pcv.com.au Phillip Island Sprints

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As always, a big thanks to all our members who contributed stories and images for this issue.

Disclaimer:

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The Club has benefited greatly from Will’s tenure and now looks forward to a harmonious and successful future, thankyou Will.

Contributions, with quality photographs, are invited. Digital photographs should be 300 dpi jpeg or tiff files. They should be sent to editor@pcv.com.au.

Advertisers should be aware of the laws prohibiting misleading and deceptive conduct. No liability is assumed by the publisher for any losses which any person may sustain as a result of any misleading or deceptive advertisement or article published in this magazine. Copyright:

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REGISTERS - Modern 911 & Turbo Run

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CLUB AGM & Club Night

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REGISTERS - GT3/RS Luncheon (TBC)

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CLUB Mid Week Run

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SOCIAL - Show & Shine at MotorClassica

It is the policy of the Porsche Club of Victoria Inc not to publish its membership list to any person or corporation. Its membership list is not for sale or distribution. Any unauthorised use of its membership list or of the material in this magazine may result in prosecution.

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COMP Rules Meeting

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REGISTERS - Torque Tube Run

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REGISTERS - GT3/RS Run (TBC)

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club committee 2011/12

president’s message Having been plucked from obscurity, I’m about to be plucked for posterity! When I was tapped on the shoulder last year to be President for 2012, I jumped at the chance to lead the Committee and the Club, to make PCV even more enthusiastic and successful. Now, after a year as the rooster, I look forward to becoming a decorative and useful feather duster! Before my election, I thoroughly assessed how I could enhance the direction of the Club and what areas needed attention. As well as continuing the effective management of the Club, being carried out by the existing Committee, my priorities for the year were listed. The progress of many of these and other Committee activities have been mentioned in my report in the Winter magazine. 1. Review of Club Rules. Long overdue, but now underway, following release of Model Club Rules,subsequent to passage of the Associations Incorporation Reform Bill 2012. 2. Roles of Committee members. Previous 2002 document revised and modified. 3. Committees behaviour and discipline. Code of Conduct for all committees introduced. 4. Establishment of Finance Committee Done, to assist Treasurer. 5. Committee availability and transparency. Hopefully enhanced throughout Club. 6. Improved relationship with Porsche family. Relationships with PCA, PCM, PCB, 356 and 901 Registers, now more friendly and effective, along with improved contact with interstate Clubs. 7. Assertive succession planning. Promoted, so that the right people with the right skills and the passion are encouraged to join the Committee. 8. Relationship with members. Welcome contact with new members, encouragement of old members and assessment of members’ preferences instituted.

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

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Competition Director Andrew Bonwick: competition@pcv.com.au Marshal Co-ordinator Robin Humphries: marshals@pcv.com.au Juris Briedis Will Darvall Simon Dunn Peter Harrison Aaron Ireland Stewart Lachlan Rick Moscati PORSCHE PARADE Manny Mezzasalma

9. Promotion of Porsche Parade. Our wonderful club window has been promoted and encouraged throughout the Club, together with assertive efforts to increase advertising revenue, to make the magazine cost neutral. 10. Archiving of Club magazines. Long overdue archiving of a full set of newsletters and magazines since the Club’s inception in 1975 has been carried out and will be available on the PCV website. 11. New Club apparel. Following a Club design competition, the first tops for many years are being produced, with further garments likely.

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

Peter Harrison Vice President vp@pcv.com.au

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

12. Review of Club Awards. Previous 2002 document revised and modified. Obviously, these issues were undertaken by a very effective Committee and Administrator, along with the myriad of other activities that need to be carried out every day and every month throughout the year, to keep PCV ticking over, or more accurately, revving hard! Relationships and attitudes within the Committee have been excellent and I know that the incoming Committee will lead PCV very successfully. There are 54 Club events in 2012, the highest ever, together with at least as many meetings and thousands of phone calls and emails to make it all happen. PCV has almost 800 families, with about 1350 members, perhaps 500 different people attend events throughout the year and perhaps 150 help in the organization of something, or write an article for the magazine.

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

Andrew Bonwick Competition Director competition@pcv.com.au

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

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

So, thank you to everyone who is involved in this great Club and, if you’re not involved, gedintoit! I’ve had a busy and fulfilling year and thank the Committee and Administration for their cohesion, attitude and support. Now to get back to my retirement and endlessly patient and loving Barbara! Will Darvall, President

Michael O’Brien Grant Stephenson Matt Stoupas Barry Swan Peter Witt

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

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

Leon Christodulaki Advertising advertising@pcv.com.au

REGISTER CAPTAINS Register Director Mid 911 (1974-93) 993 Modern 911 911 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 & Brett Stevens: 996997@pcv.com.au David Mallinson & Rowan Burnett: 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

Aaron Ireland Driver Training drivertraining@pcv.com.au

Tony Carolan Membership membership@pcv.com.au

ADMINISTRATION Administrator Admin Assistant

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

Carly Pasco Club Administration administrator@pcv.com.au


Annual Dinner Dance Saturday 1st December 2012

We are excited to visit a new venue for this year’s premier event. In keeping with our motoring heritage we will be at the prestigious Level 17 Ballroom, RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne. It is on this night that we honour our high achievers as all come together to celebrate the success of our great Club. This year’s gala is themed on

“The Roaring Twenties” Swap the roar of your Porsche’s engine for the roar of the 1920s and enjoy Gatsby fever from this glamorous era. Our entertainment will again be provided by our favourites “Cheek to Cheek”, who always deliver an overflowing fun filled dance floor.

Tickets $145.00 per person Dress: Black Tie (flappers & gangsters welcome too!) If you only make one event this year, make it this one. Download the flyer/booking sheet from the website and return it before Fri 2nd November. Enquiries: Carly Pasco – administrator@pcv.com.au or 9817 6911. Worth 4 Points in the 2012 Participant of the Year Award

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The Social Activities of the club are indeed approaching the dawn of a new era! A taste of things to come was our magnificent Mid-Year Dinner Dance at Bobby McGee’s, brilliantly organized by Felix Rieniets. Felix’s talents were also on display as lead singer of the band Jellybean Addiction, it was truly a night to remember, and we are looking forward to a repeat performance next year! This year is fast coming to a close. By the time this edition of Porsche Parade is published our final Club Night, the AGM may well have been completed and we’ll be looking forward to President’s Day, the Annual Dinner, and our final event for 2012, the Last Run, not to mention the various register events and Christmas Parties along the way. All the very best to the new committee and new Social Director for 2012! Annual Dinner Dance: There is a new venue for 2012, the RACV Club Melbourne. If you haven’t booked for our Annual Dinner as yet, make sure you do so quickly. We may not be able to accommodate everybody this year, so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Details for this premier event are on the web. Please contact the RACV Club directly if you would like to book accommodation for the night. The club has a special discount package available. Our entertainment will once again be our favorites the Cheek to Cheek Trio. The theme this year is The Roaring Twenties and Great Gatsby. Social Committee: 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. The Social Committee will soon be planning next year’s calendar, so if there is anything you would like us to consider, please make sure you talk to one or more of your social representatives so that we can incorporate your ideas from the start. The Social Committee does a great deal of work for the club, and so on behalf of the club I would like to extend a thank you for all of the efforts that our committee has made this year, and for my past four years as Social Director. 2012 Participant of the Year Award: You can find the progressive points tally for the Participant of the Year Award on our website, under “Club Info” → ”Rules” → “2012 Participant of the Year Award”. There are still many opportunities to improve your points tally. Hopefully you joined us for the Go Kart Challenge, but if not there is still Broadford and President’s Day, lots of Register Events, the Show ‘n’ Shine, Mid-Week Runs, and of course the Annual Dinner. Our Sponsors do a great job for us and deserve our support. Whenever you find yourself looking for new race 9

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or road tyres, Porsche branded products such as clothing, wallets and key rings, or wine, beer and spirits delivered to your door, it is in your interest to give the relevant sponsor a call and make sure you mention you are a Club member. Making a note of the following sponsors’ names and phone numbers will guarantee great service and may save you money: Andrew at Traction Tyre and Suspension Centre - 9764 2811; Selection Boutique, Porsche Centre Melbourne – 9473 0992 and Daniel at Nillumbik Cellars – 9438 1249. Club Nights at Porsche Centre Melbourne: Our return to Porsche Centre Melbourne on 21st August had to be one of our more challenging Club Nights. In response to our membership surveys the committee put several short presentations together to explain just what Porsche Club Victoria is! Topics included Club Motorsport, Club Social, Registers, Porsche Parade, and Administration. It gave everyone the opportunity to learn just how our club operates, so that ALL members know just what is on offer. We trialled a new buffet menu, which was very well received, and one that we will repeat in the future. We are also providing major advertisers in Porsche Parade the opportunity to give a short five minute presentation to add value to their advertising investment. Our Major Runs: This year the Winter Run was held on the 22nd July, and we trialled a new format. “Christmas in July” incorporated longer drives prior to morning tea and lunch, enabling the finish of the majority of our driving in time for a late lunch at Williamstown. Everyone was able to enjoy a long lunch, with the added benefit of a short drive home. The drives were excellent with all variety of weather conditions on offer! Lunch at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria was magnificent, and the views across the bay to the city breathtaking. A really great run in the best tradition of our Club, congratulations Adrian and thanks from everyone who enjoyed your great organisational skills.

Farewell as Social Director: This will be my last Social Corner, after four thoroughly enjoyable years as Social Director I am retiring from this role at this year’s AGM. If I am re-elected I will be remaining on the committee in the role of Treasurer. I can only thank everybody for all of the support that I received throughout my term, especially the tremendous assistance provided by all on the Social Committee over the period. The role took me well out of my comfort zone, and I will always be thankful for the opportunity. I know I gained more from doing the role than I could have imagined. I have no doubt that the club’s Social Agenda will continue to flourish and I am confident that the incoming Social Director will provide a new direction – “the dawn of a new era”. I am also confident in the support that will be afforded to the new Social Director from all the members of this great club. There were many highlights during my term, too many to mention, but some standouts were the Fashion Parade at the 2009 AGM, the Annual Dinners at the beautiful Hotel Windsor, and the Hunter Valley Tour in 2011. One challenge still eludes me; I would like to see greater involvement from those who may only do competition events to become just a little more involved in Social events as well. Nevertheless the club provides a rich and diverse range of events catering all our members. The club rewards participation! Please make the most of your membership and take the opportunity to experience at least one social, register and competition event this year – you will not be disappointed. Please phone me on 0411 831303 or email me at social@pcv.com.au with your feedback and suggestions. I look forward to meeting you at a forthcoming social event or club night in the near future Michael O’Brien, Social Director

Show ‘n’ Shine Competition: Come along to this year’s Show and Shine Competition on the 28th October, where we join with MotorClassica and Picnic with the Classics at Royal Exhibition Building Plaza, Carlton. This year’s event is being organised by Felix Rieniets, with help from Michael Bailey and others. There is lots on offer; display your car for judging and public showing, full or half day volunteer for MotorClassica, be a PCV Show ‘n’ Shine judge, or show your track car as a new category. Whatever you choose, our entry fee provides one free ticket to MotorClassica.

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from race control Welcome to the pointy end of an interesting 2012 season. The mid-year meeting at Phillip Island was typically variable. After a great start with a clean dry track and cool weather we had a number of the track records broken. Nick Karnaros – rookie of the year in 2010 and now cutting a swathe through M2 set a track record for M2, Bruce Young set the A Class record in his very agile Boxster Spyder, Aaron Ireland reset the C Class record and Paul McLaughlan set the GT record. Four of eight classes with new records is quite a day, tho I wouldn’t have wanted to be a passenger in Aaron’s car, the recording on YouTube showing a very spirited attack on a very quick circuit. Just prior to lunch the circuit disappeared into a full-on mid-winter storm, with cold and very wet conditions basically sending everyone (except the marshals) home. We pulled stumps and sent them home early too. We then had a very long break until the hill climb at Bryant Park. Six weeks with no track days, too long! When we were at Bryant Park in March, we had a trial test session with the smaller single loop. The circuit is basically a figure eight, with the start and finish at the top of the hill and the ‘top’ of the eight. A number of courses can be run, including our normal `outside clockwise’ and the `figure-8’. The additional single loop was down the hill across the join and up the hill again – 30 something seconds of thrill. This time, we timed the shorter loop to give three different layouts for the day. It made for a very interesting day – partly because the track is so much fun, partly because it added extra track time and partly because the result of the day came down to the final runs on the short loop. One competitor (you know who you are) was dancing a joyous jig in the car park when his class nemesis just (and I mean just) missed out on beating him on the last run of the day. He is a better driver than dancer. We offered Entrée drivers half price entry, and were very pleased with the response. The Standing Club Rules – at Item 1 – says “Fundamental to our club competition is the encouragement of Novice drivers and those with limited competition experience, and appropriate respect for other competitors and their vehicles.” Entrée fulfils both of these criteria allowing members new to the track an opportunity to be coached into the fantastic excitement that is driving this marque in a track environment.

many things in this club, their effort as volunteers is a key element of our success, and they have my heartfelt thanks. As an aside, it is not easy getting into a car on a racetrack as a passenger with someone with no race experience, as the reader can well imagine. They do it with a smile. We have programmed a Winton day in August September for the last couple of years. This is partly scheduling constraints, but it has turned out weather wise very well for the last couple of years. To add a sparkle this year we did the long track in the morning and the short track in the afternoon. The long track is important, as it has been our standard fare over the last six years, and so it is well understood in term of lines, braking points etc, and the competition is intense. We haven’t been on the short track since 2006 – so the track records were vulnerable to the newer tyres that have proved so effective on other tracks. The points on the day were the best time in the morning (long) plus the best time in the afternoon (short) so a good approach to the unfamiliar short track was important. At one level, the short track just removes a left hand turn onto the U shaped pair of long straights, depositing the driver at the start of the S’s at the end of the main straight. Most drivers took the approach of trying to reproduce the line they would normally take through the S’s, after sharp right hander coming out of the bypass and into the start of the S’s. This was not a good idea, as the attitude and balance of the car was radically different to that the car adopted under the normal track configuration. Club track days are to my mind about many aspects of motor sport. Enjoyment, speed, trying to improve your skill, car control, enjoyment. I was fascinated to see all afternoon knots of club members standing next to the track discussing how to deal with the S’s under these conditions, sharing views, pointing at the lines, discussing what seemed to work and what didn’t. Most of the intense groups were of drivers all within the one class, debating how to get better times. A great example of the spirit of your club.

President’s Day is our passenger-only day at Sandown. We have for more than 10 years given up one of our bookings at this premier facility to run an untimed day for taking members family, friends and sponsors – as well as friends of the club – on controlled exhilarating runs around the track in the ultimate sports car marque. I am hoping that the arrangements we tried last year for premium catering, recently approved by Sandown, will add to the day, with quality food vendors for after the passengers have had their ride. We are also looking at other options for adding to the ambience. The calendar for next year is a little different, as both Phillip Island and Sandown are having their tracks resurfaced over Christmas, fully and partially, respectively. With time to allow surface cure, bookings in the first part of the year are very tight. We will start the year at Calder (dry, I hope), then the Sandown Regularity, then the training/track day pair at Sandown as we did this year. As I noted above we continue to have good enrolment in Entrée events. 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. Broadford will be our last entrée class day for 2012, Calder our first next year. Give it a go! Enjoy your events.

Andrew Bonwick, Competition Director

Looking forward, we have a meeting coming up at Broadford and President’s Day. Broadford was very well received last year, with drivers enjoying a new and very technical track. Last year it was run as a couple of different autokhana courses. This year we are running the meeting as a sprint, with 8 cars on its tight and twisty circuit for three very hot laps per session. With good weather it should be a top day – with potentially 5 of the 8 classes decided at Broadford.

Critical to its success is the volunteer entrée coaches. They give up their time, and often their concentration on their next session, in order to help a fellow club member enjoy their day. As in so 11

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Story: Will Darvall Photos: Felix Rieniets

Club Night Porsche Centre Brighton July 3rd 2012

Club Nights are always held on the 3rd Tuesday of February, April, June, August and October, without fail, no argument, lock it in, no worries, OK? Wrong! In the weeks leading up to our set-in-stone June Club Night, our svelte Social Director was seen gliding in and out of PCM/PCA and PCB, making calls from phones that could not be traced and muttering coded suggestions, with accompanying sly smiles, to a few trusted allies. The date was approaching, but the promotion of the Club Night was delayed until the last minute. Why the intrigue? The release of the new Boxster was imminent and due on Saturday, July 7rd. Would PCB allow us to see it earlier? Yes, but would PCA allow PCB to let us see it at the Club Night? No. Well, what about letting us see it earlier in the week of the launch? Oh, all right, but only if you don’t really look at it too hard. So, for the first time in recorded history, our June Club Night was held in July. Remember this for trivial pursuit in the future! It was the usual format for our annual PCB Club Night; 6.30 start, erect “seating���, busy Social Committee members serving drinks, finger food, lots of talk (some of it true), with over 100 expectant sociable people waiting for the main event. When I made the welcoming remarks and called for new members to raise their arms, I was astonished to see and meet about 12 of them. (At the August Club Night, held in August, a similar number of new members were welcomed). After welcoming two new Porsche Parade advertisers and further Club announcements made, it was time for the unveiling in the workshop, away from all the prying eyes and noses pressed to the Nepean Highway windows. With a Tiger Woods-like rotation and a deft flourish, I swept the dust covers off a silverbeige metallic stunner, to reveal the Carrera GT-esque new and different Boxster. Gone are the sensuous rear curves, replaced with a “blokey” handsome tight square bum. So many other changes were evident, it was almost hard to believe that this car was related to the previous model. Several other cars were unveiled, allowing everybody present to probe in, under and over, push buttons, levers, pedals, 12

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gears, raise and lower roofs, windows, lids and bums on and off seats. Everybody seemed to be mightily impressed, as thousands of people have been since the official launch. The happy evening wound down, many people helped clean up and we all went on our merry way. Oh, and it didn’t bucket down rain, as on our two previous annual Club Night visits. But wait, there’s more! My best mate and I both got new cars. Barb bought me a 1:24 model of my old white with blue graphics 2.7 RS for my birthday, and he came down next day and bought the stunning silver grey V10 Audi RS6 wagon, which I had spied in the Used Car showroom! All in all, a great night!


For the twelve months to June 30, 2012 the club will report a financial loss of ($16,384), and holds members’ funds (our net assets), of $288,884 as at the end of the financial year. This compares to a profit of $31,427 for the same period last year, with members’ funds of $305,268. The loss includes a capital loss on the sale of the clubs Van of (($1,911). The Annual Report (unaudited) was posted to the Club’s website together with the AGM notification. This report has now been updated with the signed Audit Report. Throughout this period the club has hosted 14 competition events, including the Sandown 6 hour relay, 8 social events, including the Warrnambool mini tour, 19 register events, including the first of our new Mid-Week runs, and of course our club nights and annual dinner. In response to club member surveys this full calendar incorporated expanded driver training, social and competition double header at Phillip Island, and a larger regularity relay at Sandown. The financial loss was incurred primarily due to reduced attendances at all competition events. In particular our events at Phillip Island in July and August 2011 (which included our social double header), and the Sandown 6 Hour Relay, February 2012, collectively lost just over ($21,000). Importantly the remaining competition events returned a surplus of $7,640. It is also important to understand that Net Competition Revenue over the past five years has amounted to $68,670; representing 53% of the clubs net profit the same period. In response to the downturn in revenues the committee has throughout the period pursued a vigorous approach to cost control. It is appropriate that during this period we have been able to ensure that all our controllable costs have been maintained within our budget constraints.

Administration costs were $9,432 favourable to our budget of $37,297, our Social and Register events were $3,565 favourable to budget, and the production of our magazine was also $5,126 favourable to budget. These efforts helped to mitigate the financial impact of the competition downturn. During the year the general committee introduced a finance committee to oversee the pricing strategy of all events, as well as development of the club’s budget for general committee approval, and review of financial results. This committee includes the President, Treasurer, Competition Director, Social Director and Registers Director. The club replaced the ageing Mercedes Van with a new Toyota Hi Ace Van which is larger and better able to accommodate all of the club’s equipment. We have also replaced the club’s computer systems, and we are embarking on new infrastructure development which will include a new membership management system. Looking forward to 2013 the committee has decided to support the current competition pricing strategy of setting prices at competition events using an expected level of attendance. While we are currently falling short of these levels of attendance it is important to support the competition events during this current downturn with the expectation that attendances will return to more “normal” levels and again return strong financial results. It is not considered appropriate to increase prices at this stage as we believe that this will only further reduce current attendance levels. Moreover it is imperative to encourage increased attendances at competition events. It is encouraging to note that since the poor results in the first half of last year, we are experiencing a steady improvement in competition returns which has also been achieved through greater cost control. The Budget for 2013 has a target surplus of just $1,660, which is a considerable improvement on this year’s result, should we achieve it. Many

Treasurers Report: Michael O’Brien.

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improvements havethe been into the events, in Throughout this period club incorporated has hosted 14 competition hour relay, 8 social including Warrnambool mini tour, 19 re 2013 budget to events, help return thethe club to surplus, the first include: of our new Mid-Week runs, and of course our club nights these response to club member surveys this full calendar incorporated ex social and competition double header at Phillip Island, and a lar Sandown. • Halving the net cost of Porsche Parade. It is

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In response to the downturn in revenues the committee has througho vigorous approach reduction to cost control. It issupport appropriate that during this pe • A significant in the provided totoensure that all Dinner, our controllable costssavings have been maintained the Annual providing to the club within Administration costs were $9,432 favourable to our budget of $37,297, of $6,000. events were $3,565 favourable to budget, and the production of o $5,126 favourable to budget. These efforts helped to mitigate the • Moving downturn. to electronic creditor payments competition

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During the year the general committee introduced a finance committe strategy of all events, as well as development of the club’s budget • Introduction of Membership Management approval, and review of financial results. This committee includes th Competition Director, Social Director and Registers Director. System, targeted at improving on-line

membership whilst providing savings in The club replacedservice the ageing Mercedes Van with a new Toyota Hi Ace merchant onofrevenue receipts. better able tocommissions accommodate all the club’s equipment. We have a computer systems, and we are embarking on new infrastructure d include a new membership management system. Our ongoing financial management philosophy of achieving low membership fees, events that return small surpluses, and administrative systems that support the growing needs of the club, has not changed. We are a nonprofit organisation, unable to return profits to members, but always acting to preserve our members’ reserves in the most effective ways across economic cycles.

competition editorial Here we are and well, here I am. No alcohol was involved at the lunch but by the time Aaron and I departed I was the new Competition Editor. Exciting stuff, well what can you expect? Easy - delegation, mass involvement and a moratorium placed on the sale of sheep stations for two whole seasons. It would be great to delve into the origins of the species and analyse what makes this specimen tick, The Club Competitor. What brought you to 13

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this club? Why Porsche? Some of the age old ones; why did you go air and not liquid, why 911 and not 968, white suit and not red, pipe v cigar? Let’s celebrate our beginnings! We will hear more from our Newbies in each edition, as we did in the Haunted Hills article.I know I represent 85% of us when I say we look forward to Grant Stephenson’s article; “My First Time”. I have spoken to many more “Shredded Tyres” (car speak for those with more 10 years or more competition experience) and they have said that they would be delighted to share their first time, together in some cases. Grant has kindly offered to reinvigorate the machismo of the mag with a centrefold shoot, strangely, muttering something about large staples for that edition as he walked away. | The upshot - more articles about our love

of the competition, which incidentally, is getting better each and every year. We are spoilt. It is an incredible thing to be in club competition, we all love it and we all want to do it, but it is the marshals, the committee and all the volunteers that make it happen. You are all bloody ace and we thank you sincerely. Marcus Lethlean.

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Porsche news

Cayenne S Diesel: performance and efficiency New top diesel model with twin turbo V8

Porsche is introducing a high performance diesel model to its Cayenne range in the form of the Cayenne S Diesel. The 4.2-litre eight-cylinder engine with twin turbo chargers produces 281 kW of power and maximum torque of 850 Nm. This thrusts the new Cayenne S Diesel to top marks in both dynamic performance and efficiency. The new diesel completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.7 seconds on its way to a 252 km/h top speed, while fuel consumption is just 8.3 litres per 100 km (CO2: 218 g/ km). One factor contributing to this excellent value is the auto start/stop function – the Cayenne S Diesel the only SUV with a diesel V8 to offer this functionality. The driving experience of the newest addition to the Cayenne range is typically Porsche, combining an emotional V8 engine sound with punchy, smooth performance. The Cayenne S Diesel features PTM active all-wheel drive, tuned to give the driving qualities of a rear-wheel drive. The front wheels only intervene to provide drive when extra stability and traction are needed. Optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) adds further dynamics to the SUV’s already excellent sporty handling. The deep reserves of torque of the V8 engine of the Cayenne S Diesel are well suited to towing; the SUV earning a 3.5 tonne towing capacity. It also takes on the role of a long-distance champion: based on its NEDC fuel consumption the Cayenne S Diesel with its 100-litre fuel tank (standard for Australia) can be driven a distance of about 1,200 km without having to stop to refuel. 14

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The new top diesel model has the same sporty exterior and hardware as the V8 petrol Cayenne S. The brake system, for example, has been sized to handle the car’s output and is identified by its silver brake calipers. The black fins at the front end emphasise the open air inlets. As on the Cayenne Diesel, the “diesel” badges at the front guards identify the type of V8 power while the model badge at the rear identifies it as a Cayenne S.

Model

The Cayenne S Diesel is priced at $155,500 with local deliveries beginning around April 2013.

Cayenne GTS $164,400

Price

Cayenne

$109,400

Cayenne Diesel $110,400 Cayenne S

$151,900

Cayenne S Diesel $155,500 Cayenne S Hybrid $164,400

Cayenne Turbo $247,500


Story: Janet Conheady Photos: Felix Rieniets

Club Night Porsche Centre Melbourne August 21st 2012

Michael O’Brien kept us up to date with the social happenings in the near future including the Go-Kart Challenge, Show ‘n’ Shine at MotorClassica and the Annual Dinner with a Family Day in the pipeline for early next year. Michael also talked about his time with the Club, initially starting as a social member and then having been ‘bitten by the bug’ once venturing on to the track. It is a fantastic opportunity to try all aspects of the Club. He is now a very keen and enthusiastic RACER!!!! Our most recent Club Night was a little different to usual – we had a different menu and as well as two brief presentations by magazine advertisers we had a run down on all aspects of Porsche Club Victoria. This included a few words from our President Will Darvall, Leon Christodulaki, Andrew Bonwick, Michael O’Brien and Felix Rieniets. Will started the ball rolling with his usual wit introducing the apparel designs for the Club’s new groovy t-shirts, polos etc. A select group of ‘young and hip’ judges, that is Will himself (of course the youngest and hippest of all!), Aaron Ireland, Ron Widdison, Felix and Carly selected a range of designs with the winner being one of our younger club members Ross Del Gallo. Ron Widdison had a few extra designs which also received positive approval from the audience. Leon Christodulaki then took a minute to talk about the role of advertising within the club and in particular Porsche Parade which he credits as being one of, if not the best, Car Club magazines around. Leon commended Ron Widdison on the high standard of the publication and the huge effort he puts in to ensure this standard is maintained. Leon then introduced two new advertises to the Club. Home Touch Systems

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and Specialty Lubricants and Additives promoting a particular product Swepco. John Mallia informed us that Swepco is among several products including Evan Engine Coolant and Baldwin Filters which are part of the South West Petroleum Corporation, Fort Worth Texas. These lubricants are well known through the Porsche fraternity and in fact used in Porsche racing in the Netherlands and elsewhere overseas. Swepco was originally designed for harsh environments – mines etc. The difference is in this product being a specialty and niche product renowned for its anti-wear chemicals not often found in such an oil. Michael Grek demonstrated that Home Touch Systems is an amazing system of keeping your finger on the pulse of everything possible at home no matter where in the world you might be – simply unbelievable! Who would have thought that having a smart phone with you whilst overseas could enable you to operate items or view what is happening in your home. Security and monitoring of your home, home theatre, surround sound you name it they can do – not only do it but do it in such a clever yet simple way. Definitely the gadget man’s delight. Andrew Bonwick followed with a brief rundown on competition and mentioned Nick Karnaros as a good example of a rookie racer a few years ago who is now a winner in his class. Andrew also outlined how competition can be a great experience in ways you may not have thought of , eg as a marshal (very welcomed) or to try entrée class, both of which can become infectious and a lot of fun. An interesting note that Andrew mentioned was that our Club runs the largest non-profit racing competition in Australia.

Felix also spoke of the social side of the Club – as this point we had a slide of a very ‘different’ Jeff Thomas at our mid-year dinner in an afro which sent a giggle through the audience and mysteriously kept popping up in the presentation. Felix mentioned our seasonal runs each year and the extra special morning teas at CFA stations on the way and how great they are YUM! We are also able to be part of very special and professionally organized interstate tours every year or two. Wayne St Baker our Register Director and committee man was absent due to overseas travel, but Felix explained in Wayne’s absence the options offered by the Club Registers of more intimate smaller runs, some now mid-week, that offer another social outing alternative. These runs are initially for the specific register but at the same time welcome any members interested – once again the friendly, relaxed approach of the Club comes to the fore. The Registers are also working on other types of events like technical evenings. In a wrap up of the evening we could not forget the massive effort of both Carly and her offsider Lisa who are always busy but ever so efficient in ensuring that all mentioned aspects of the Club runs smoothly. Their tireless efforts do not go unnoticed. Well done ladies!!


Story Felix Rieniets Photos: Neville Sampson

Mid Year Dinner 7th July, 2012 stage (voluntarily of course!!) by many of our attending members, Michael O’Brien re-lived the 80’s singing Wham!s “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”. Jeff Thomas and Mark Chrzanowski performed “Angel Is A Centerfold” and even our very own first lady in Barb Darvall graced the stage showing me how I should be dancing. Kris Donnellan lit up the stage before partner Michael Dennis proved that old rock stars never die after being invited on stage to deliver one of the most enthusiastic air guitar solos I’ve witnessed, I could only imagine what a musical treat would have been produced had there have been a real guitar in his hands.

PCV hadn’t entertained the thought of a relaxed mid year dinner for many years due to previous events not receiving the patronage, so when Janet Coneheady floated the idea to the current Social Committee and Michael O’Brien agreed that such an event should be trialled, the PCV Social Committee had chosen to host an event with unknown outcomes. After being given the green light, the PCV Social Committee did what it does best and went into creative mode canvasing numerous ideas that would make the event a hit. The band was chosen, the retro theme decided and with these two choices the venue was a simple choice in Bobby McGee’s with its retro art deco interior design. Having played in my current band of Jellybean Addiction for the past 17 years doing a live performance is very much second nature to me and being nervous before a gig subsided over 15 years ago, but doing a show in front of my friends and colleagues of PCV brought back a few anxieties especially since this was an event being trialled for the 1st time in nearly a decade. Whilst members of PCV dined on the delicious food prepared by the chefs of Rydges Melbourne, Jellybean Addiction dined on pizza in one of the hotel’s conference rooms come dressing room transforming themselves into a mixture of New Romantic, New Wave and 80’s hair rock band costumes to match the evening’s theme. The clock hit 8:40pm and the members of Jellybean Addiction and I made our way towards the ambient lit Bobby McGee’s, through the seated crowd and onto the stage. Even in the low light it appeared that PCV had thrown caution to the wind as glimpses of costumes could be seen throughout the venue. 8:45pm comes, the VJ 16

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fades out the accompanying music, Jellybean’s drummer strikes out the 4 beat intro, the stage lights activate and Jellybean Addiction launch into KC and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s The Way I Like It”. Immediately the baron dance floor floods with the eager groovers of PCV and the magnificent efforts of dressing for the event became obvious as a mixture of headbands, afros, brightly coloured shirts in multiple styles, peace symbols, wigs galore and Beatles members started grooving to this 70’s disco classic. To appease the numerous afros on the dance floor the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” quickly followed before PCV mimicked the dance moves of Frida and Agnetha to Abba’s “Mamma Mia”. It was clear this event should never have been doubted and should have been organised years earlier. I will only get myself into trouble by trying to unsuccessfully remember and detail the many excellent costumes displayed on the evening, the photos on the PCV website captures many of the outfits including Alvaro Del Gallo dressed in The Beatles Sergeant Pepper’s attire, Jeff Thomas arrived as The Fonz but was made to wear an afro wig, Neville Sampson on paparazzi duties for the evening made an excellent Don Johnson from Miami Vice, Clair Cromie sported a magnificent hairdo that reminded me of myself from this era. Greg Humphries was so convincing as John Lennon that I had to hear him speak to recognise him. Greg Myers wore a fantastic jacket that had me wanting to sneak it into my bag and give it a new home. The energy on the dance floor emanated all around the room, Vicki Sturzaker looking sensational in her 60’s attire lead a fantastic team of go-go dancers accompanied by Lois Sabre and Gloria Tocigl but the interaction didn’t finish there. Jellybean Addiction were joined on

The magic of Bobby McGee’s emanated throughout the night through many classic 70s & 80s songs, but peaked for me during Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”. For a moment surrounded by the nostalgic 50’s façade I had to remind myself I was the one singing as the VJ Don perfectly matched the video clip as we played, the characters in the video dressed in leathers, skirts and bobby socks replicated the sensational efforts of the PCV costumes. The running sheet had the band scheduled to finish at 11:30 to allow what we envisaged to be a few people who politely remained to wind down with the venue’s VJ. The reality was that the dance floor was still full at 11:50, PCV refused to leave the dance floor and Jellybean Addiction delivered a passionate rendition of Dragon’s “Rain” with PCV still enthusiastically singing out the chorus before I announced that was our final song. Earlier in the day I’d have been hopeful to have an encore requested, but here was PCV genuinely chanting for “more”. As this crowd was clearly in the mood to sing, Cold Chisel’s “Flame Trees” was played to take us out and during the song the band members were introduced one last time. As a special thank you PCV was invited to sing the final choruses of this 80’s classic by themselves. The result was a goose bump moment for me as I listened to these voices singing this classic as if they were the size of a Wembley Stadium crowd. Video may have killed the radio star and Britney Spears is tragically paid millions of dollars to mime a live performance, but having played over a thousand gigs to thousands of audience members I can sincerely say that the entertainment at Bobby McGee’s was all live and the enthusiastic PCV crowd were every little bit the stars of the evening just as much as Jellybean Addiction. This was one of the best crowds I’ve had the pleasure to play before. Special thanks to Carly, Janet, Michael and the rest of the Social Committee for all of the hard work in putting on this event, taking the risk and making it such a success.


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Story: Will Darvall Photos: Ron Widdison

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what’s in your garage?

Any consideration of what’s in Alan Hamilton’s garage must include Alan’s memories of the extraordinary history of the Hamilton family and Porsche in Australia. Norman Hamilton, Alan’s father, left school early, following the premature death of his father. He was interested in all things mechanical, studied at night while working, got a pilot’s licence and eventually became an accountant in the National Bank. He married in 1937 and served in the Air Force during WW2, remaining an air crash investigator after the war. He bought a pump company, which provided pumps for many varied applications, such as high pressure mining. Famously, during a trip to Europe in 1951 to investigate pumps for the Snowy scheme, he was passed by a small unknown sleek silver car, while driving an Oldsmobile through the Grossglockner pass in Austria. He followed the car to the factory and rapidly negotiated on a handshake to become the ANZ Porsche importer, becoming the first importer outside Europe. Apparently, he also became responsible for providing the tooling for the RHD cars!

Below: Alan Hamilton pushes the Porsche ‘901’ into the Melbourne Exhibition Building for the 1964 Melbourne Motor Show

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Above: Porsches started arriving in Australia in saleable numbers by the mid-1950s

Below: Porsche Distributors in the mid-to late 1950s was located on the corner of Hoddle and Swan Streets, Richmond


Alan Hamilton pictured at Pt.Cook in the mid-1960s on the arrival of the First 911S in Australia The first 2 cars were brought to Oz in ’52, 1 in ’53, 5 in ’54, and 15 in ’55 under a quota system. How could any business grow under those restrictions? The numbers grew to 84 in ’59, then fell to 18 in ’61, during a recession. 3 Porsche tractors were also brought out for evaluation. Porsche industrial engines, based on the 1600 Normal engine, with a single double choke carb, were brought in from ’57 to mid 60’s. They were used by the Antarctic division in oversnow transport, by the SEC and the Man From Snowy River Hotel at Kosciuszko. They were later redesigned and built as an Australian product. The famous (now Fox) 550 Spyder, chassis number 550-0056, was brought out in late ’55. James Dean’s car was number 550-0055. Hamiltons grew and moved many times in the 50’s and 60’s, finally moving to their own premises in Chapel St, at the corner of Oxford St, in 1968. 20 year old Alan entered the business in ’63, during the credit squeeze, and gradually took

Alan Hamilton at Collingrove Hillclimb 1971

The Porsche Distributors display at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds in 1959 more responsibility from his father, finally taking over in 1972. About 45 cars were brought in that year, following a commitment to 75 in 1971, the cars having to be paid for on completion by the factory. Whitlam era quotas necessitated some trading in import licences. Move to larger purpose built premises in Chapel St, just down from Alexandra Ave, was planned in 1972. The number of cars grew to 190 in ’74, with the introduction of the G series 911, to 406 in ’77, following the release of the 924, and by the end of the 70’s, 60% of sales were front engined cars, now including the 924 Turbo and the 928.

Hamilton/Richard Hong/Teddy Yip 1966 Porsche Typ 906 Carrera

Booming sales of 660 in ’85 and 657 in ’86 necessitated a move to larger premises in 1989, at the elegant Bryant and May buildings, further up Church St. Ultimately, Porsche took over distribution in 1992, as part of world wide rationalization, causing Alan considerable consternation at the time. Move to the present premises in Victoria Pde occurred in 1998.

Alan Hamilton, McLaren M10B, Sandown 1971

Alan always wanted to be a racing driver and remembers him and Alan Jones driving their fathers’ cars as children. His first racing car in 1963 was a hotted up 356, which he ran in hillclimbs and races, before buying a Speedster. He worked as a cadet at the Porsche factory for 6 months in 1965, rotating through all departments, frequently going to the (Ferry) Porsche family home for Sunday lunch. He brought the first ’65 Slate Grey 911 back to Oz. Before returning, he negotiated to buy the factory 904-based 906 Bergspyder, chassis 906007, which had come second in the Targa Florio. It had modified ball joint suspension, an unusual open body and a flat 8 engine, which was changed to a 2 litre 906 engine, considering the maintenance difficulty of the 8. Alan raced that car in ’65-’66, in hillclimbs and sports car races, winning the 1966 AHCC 20

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934 as driven by Alan Hamilton and Moffat. This car won a few championships back in the 70’S and is regarded by Moffat as the fastest car he ever drove.


at Collingrove, Porsche’s first Australian title. The parts were transferred to a standard 906 body and sent to Hong Kong in ’67. Alan went to the factory for a further 6 months in 1968, where he bought the famous Signal Orange 911T Rallye, with a Carrera 6 204 HP motor. That year he drove in the Nurburgring 1000 km race with Hans Deiter Blatzheim, driving faster than Fangio’s F1 record of 1956, created during his successful famous chase of Hawthorn, Collins and Moss in the Maserati 250F. Returning to Oz, Alan entered the 911T in the single round ’68 Touring Car Championship, coming 3rd to Geoghegan’s Mustang, after a last lap blow out, which had caused him to spear off the track. In the 5 round ’69 TCC, Alan failed by seconds on the last lap of the last race to pass Beechey’s ailing Monaro, which would have given him the title. Alan raced on 32 weekends in ’69, in a variety of events, including Bathurst with Moffat, in an HO Falcon, coming 4th. He raced in the Ampol Round Australia in ’70, with Bill Flatman, driving one of the London- Sydney cars. In ’71 Alan switched to single seater racing in a McLaren M10B, coming second in the Gold Star. He was punted off the track in the second last round, passing a back marker, when leading by 4 laps! He also won his second AHCC, also at Collingrove, in a 906 with a 2.4S motor.

1969 Australian Touring Car Championship Porsche 911T Rallye

Ampol Round Australia 911

Alan raced intermittently in the 70’s, returning to Bathurst again in ’76, in an SLR Torana, coming 7th, and again in ’77 with Colin Bond, coming second to Moffat, in the famous 1-2 Falcon finish. He shared the Australian Sports Car Championship in 1977 driving the 934, with John Latham, who drove a Carrera RSR. He obtained a Lola T430 in ’77, crashing in September’78, at the Fangio tribute meeting, which put him out of action for a while. In 1981 he won his 3rd AHCC, at Ararat, driving his Porsche Special. A 4th AHCC followed in1989, at Gippsland Park, driving a Lola. A 917/30 and a 908 were used for exhibition and show purposes.

Templestowe Hillclimb 1968

Calder Rallycross 1969

Auction Results: $4.4 Million for

PORSCHE 917/30

at Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2012

The awesome 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder just sold for US$4.4 million at The Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction. Pumping out an estimated 1,200 HP from its flat 12, twin turbo engine, chassis 004 is one of just six chassis constructed by Porsche. It is an iconic machine and one that is famous for setting the closed-course lap for a racing car at 221.120 mph (355.8kmh), a record that stood for 20 years. Sold new to Australian Porsche importer Alan Hamilton, 004 was built to the same basic specifications as the legendary Penske team cars but finished with plain white bodywork. Hamilton, who greatly admired the incredible sophistication and performance of the 917/30 chassis, displayed the Can-Am Spyder in his Melbourne showroom alongside several significant racing Porsches from his private collection.

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In the 1980s, Porsche began purchasing independent distributorships including Alan Hamilton’s Porsche Australia. In 1991, as part of the purchase agreement, Porsche acquired a number of Hamilton’s racing cars; not surprisingly, 917/30-004 was among the group of historic racing cars to return to Germany. After arriving at the Porsche factory, 917/30004 was refinished in the iconic blue, yellow and red Sunoco livery made famous by Roger Penske’s all-conquering 1973 Can-Am cars. In July 1992, Porsche AG completed an FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for 917/30-004 in anticipation of entering the car in historic events. The following month, Porsche AG entered the 917/30 in the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at Nürburgring, where former Porsche works driver Günter Steckkoeing was entrusted with the powerful Can-Am Spyder.

Later in January 1994, noted Porsche collector David Morse of Campbell, California, made an agreement with Porsche AG to purchase 917/30-004. The car was purchased by Matthew Drendel in 2001 and was the star of the Drendel Family Collection. Almost four decades have passed since the introduction of the 917/30, yet it remains one of the most iconic racing cars of all time, a monumental work of automotive engineering and the ultimate test of a racing driver. It is undoubtedly one of Porsche’s most magnificent creations. Driver Mark Donohue had this to say about the Spyder in 1973 “At this time there is nothing in the world any quicker, any better handling, any more advanced technically, or any more fun to drive. It is, to me, the perfect race car.”


1962 356B

Boxster Spyder

993 Tip

Alan and wife Lorna live on a beautiful winery farm on the Mornington Peninsula. In the garage are Lorna’s ’62 356B, bought from Max Errington in 1968, a ’96 993 Tip with 22,000 k’s and a Boxster Spyder (note the NH999 plate), which Alan really likes driving. Others are a Fiat 500, a Smart, and absent Audi Q5 and Merc 190.

Fiat 500

McLaren M10B Shown undergoing restoration in one of the many sheds are Alan’s bare shell original McLaren M10B and its sister car, the dark green Bartlett car. As well, there are a Corvette/ Ferrari hotrod and many projects, such as a Fiat Topolino, a 1926 Citroen and a 1947 Citroen, which are on the back burner. Notable also is Alan’s illfated affordable sports car, using Toyota Camry 2.4 litre engine and running gear, developed during 2002-4, of which 5 prototypes were made. Testing was successful and the project was ready to go, in conjunction with Toyota, until killed by the lawyers. Alan had previously developed a mid 80’s Speedster, before the factory produced one.

McLaren M10B sister car

Corvette/ Ferrari hotrod project

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Ex-Alan Hamilton/Richard Hong/Teddy Yip 1966 Porsche Typ 906 Carrera Competition Coupé Chassis no. 906-007 Engine no. 906-153 Type no. 901-20

This very well-documented example of the Porsche 906 – more familiarly known in period as the ‘Carrera 6’ was supplied by Porsche Kundensport to the marque’s contemporary Australian importer, Alan Hamilton. In essence two cars emerged both using the chassis identity ‘906-007’. One is the entirely distinctive lightweight Spyder-bodied car nicknamed ‘Känguruh’ which ran so strongly with flat-8 cylinder engine installed in the 1967 Targa Florio. The other is this now standard Carrera 6 Coupebodied machine offered here. Porsche’s former competition department director and Le Manswinning racing driver Jürgen Barth has confirmed the derivation of this duality in his definitive book Porsche 906. In its early service ‘down under, the tall Alan Hamilton had the roof removed to enable him to fit comfortably into this 2-litre flat-6 cylinder road racing car. He promptly won a 1967 Australian Championship with this car, before selling it – still in Spyder form – at the end of that year to Richard Wong Wei Hong in Singapore. He campaigned the car widely in a series of events very well documented in the files accompanying this car, before re-selling it to the renowned Macau-based motor racing enthusiast, entrant and entrepreneur Mr Teddy Yip. The car continued to be campaigned over a considerable period under his auspices and remained stored in Macau until as recently as 2000 when it was imported into the UK. It was cleared for importation to a Dr Henry Lee of London, and we understand that in 2001 it passed to celebrated historic car dealer/racer David Clark. In 2002 the car moved back to Germany and came in the possession of its last long-term owner in 2003. He initiated total restoration of the car to its original closed Coupe ‘Carrera 6’ configuration – the work being undertaken by MEC-auto in Belgium. This six-year program was completed in 2009. The original multi-tubular chassis frame was restored and a new FIAapproved roll-cage was mounted. All mechanical components were renewed and all magnesium suspension parts and wheels were replaced as a routine safety measure. Brand new fuel-tank safety cells were also installed. The comprehensive documentation file includes a letter from Jürgen Barth to MEC-auto dating from the time the last owner purchased the car; copies of numerous old race programs mentioning entries by Wong and Yip, and – of course - various restoration invoices. Other valuable items included in this sale are the original Macau-period Spyder body, still bearing Teddy Yip’s famous ‘Theodore Racing’ logos - and numerous original parts including a 901 series engine block, a quantity of twin-plug heads, fuel tanks, suspension parts, and drive shafts. This 906 is one of only 66 such machines which 23

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Porsche are understood to have produced. It is offered here in restored condition and is described by the vendor to be ready to compete in Historic events such as the Le Mans Classic, or indeed the upcoming Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca in October 2011. The classic 906 was produced for the 1966 season of World Championship of Makes racing. It was designed to meet the requirements of the FIA’s new Group 4 regulations, while modified variants of the model – using larger engines or cut-down Spyder bodywork – could be accepted for Group 6 Sports-Prototype competition. The 906 became the last street-legal racing car to be produced by Porsche. It replaced the steel pontoon-chassised Typ 904 model and was the first substantial product of Technical Director Ferdinand Piech’s new design regime at the Zuffenhausen factory. Where the complicated and costly Porsche 904 had derived structural rigidity from its bonded-on molded fiberglass bodywork, the new 906 featured a racing-bred multi-tubular spaceframe chassis, clothed by unstressed molded fiberglass body paneling. As a result, the initial batch of 50 Porsche 906 – or Carrera 6 – Coupe cars that then emerged offered competitive light weight - some 1,300 lb (580 kg) which represented a weight savings of around 250 lb (113 kg) compared to the similarly-engined 904/6. The Porsche 901/20 6-cylinder lightweight racing engine was standard equipment, offering 220bhp on carburetors. A handful of factory-entered works cars were alternatively powered either by fuel-injected versions of the 6-cylinder engine, or were adapted to accept flat-8 cylinder power units, all – of course – air cooled. The Carrera 6 model was notable for its external envelope shape dictated by extensive wind tunnel testing. This research and development work endowed the model with a top speed as high as 170mph (280km/h) at Le Mans, which for a 2-litre car was immensely respectable. The new cars made their international racing debut in the 1966 Daytona 24 Hours, one example finishing 6th overall and beating the Ferrari Dino 206 in its 2-liter category. Its drivers on that occasion were Hans Herrmann/ Herbie Linge, and at the subsequent 12 Hours of Sebring, Herrmann won the category again in a new Carrera 6, co-driving it this time with Gerhard Mitter and Joe Buzzetta, and finishing fourth overall. The Monza 1,000kms also saw 906s dominte the 2-liter class, this time with Herrmann/Mitter in a works entry leading home the private customer version of Charles Vogele/Jo Siffert, these two cars placing fourth and fifth overall behind the victorious Ferrari 330P3 and a pair of Ford GT40s.

The Targa Florio in Sicily was the next World Championship race that year, and there the Carrera 6 won outright, Willy Mairesse/Herbert Muller co-driving the Swiss Ecurie Filipinettientered car. The Dutch racing brothers, Gijs and David van Lennep, then won the Sports 2-litre class in the less-prominent Spa 1,000kms – co-driving their bright orange-liveried Racing Team Holland Porsche 906 - and in the ADAC 1,000kms classic at the Nürburgring the Dutch pairing won again, from Swedish private owner Sten Axelsson and Bo Johansson in the former’s sister car. The 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans then saw worksentered prototype category Porsche 906LE Coupes finishing 4-5-6-7 behind the leading trio of 7-litre engined Ford GT Mark IIs, outlasting all of the previously dominant V12-engined sports-prototype Ferraris, while the 2-litre Sports class was again dominated by a standard 906 – co-driven in this instance by Gunther Klass/Rolf Stommelen. Completing that memorable season of endurance racing achievement, the Hockenheim 500kms was utterly dominated by Porsche 906s, which filled the first six places – works drivers Mitter, Klass and Herrmann placing 1-2-3 in the factoryentered 906LE variants, while Udo Schutz, Gerhard Koch and Andre Wicky showed how well competent private owners could do in their customer cars by chasing the works stars home to fill 4th, 5th and 6th places. The Austrian 500kms event at Zeltweg then saw Gerhard Mitter/Hans Herrmann and Jo Siffert (driving solo) finishing 1-2 for Porsche System Engineering, with the Scuderia Lufhansa-entered sister 906 of Udo Schutz/Herbert Linge finishing third for another complete ‘Carrera 6’ whitewash. Into 1967 the Carrera 6s continued to be campaigned by prominent private entrants and drivers, while the Ferdinand Piech-directed Porsche factory team moved on to introduce their much more specialized and larger-engined Typ 907 models, culminating in the Typ 908 flat-8 cylinder replacement for 1968-69. All of this, of course, led directly to the immortal Porsche 917 – towards which the 906 (as offered here) was a crucial stepping stone. This particular example, chassis number 007, has benefited in recent years from a meticulous restoration, and with its considerable documentation and accompanying original parts it has significant appeal indeed. As a historical artifact - one that can be used and enjoyed still today - this is a historic racing Porsche that will appeal to the most discerning enthusiasts of the marque. Offered on a Bill of Sale. Sold for US$ 898,000 inc. premium SPRING 2012

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2nd September 2012

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Matthew Stoupasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guest appearance in Open Class driving the now infamous white 996 RSR

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If ever there was an omen encouraging me to start booking into a cheap motel in Benalla on the Saturday night before a Winton Sprint this was it. Not only did I get stuck behind an infuriatingly and accurately paced police car all the way from Craigieburn to Violet Town, I almost wore a decent sized Eastern Grey Kangaroo as a not-so-welcome accompaniment to the Stuttgart coat of arms of my 911. I blame it on the full moon! All those not chasing police cars or dodging kangaroos were treated to a sensational spring morning with not a breath of wind, but a strong hinting that lap records would tumble! Once everyone was at the track safely it was time for a brilliantly efficient scrutineering session under the new self-scrutineering rules, and yet another stellar driver briefing by Andrew and Will where we found out that for the first time in six years PCV members would have the opportunity to race on the short track after lunch! The excitement amongst the crowd was intense, but once calm was restored the briefing was dismissed and we could all consider how this news affected our strategy. Surely it would mean that everyone had to put in a strong performance in the morning to ensure they could maintain their place on the shorter track in the afternoon as the conditions diminished under the clear blue skies. No one however, was prepared for the carnage of Winton Lap Records!

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Paul McLaughlan is making a habit of first place in the new GT Class with yet again a top performance and two a lap records of 1:34.169 on the long track and 1:06.378 on the short track giving him an unassailable lead of 160.547 seconds over Bill Olayos in second with an overall time of 165.761 seconds. Phillippe Chabbert loved the short track, cementing third place over Chris Mason with an aggregated time of 171.851 seconds. A Class

Steven McLaughlan again took out first place in M1 with a short track lap record of 1:04.578. This set him up for an overall time of 156.463 seconds, narrowly beating Bob Hawker who took second place with an aggregated time of 157.242 seconds. Both were clearly enjoying the clean racing without Stoupas while Andrew Goulsbra rounded out the top three with an aggregated time of 164.672 seconds. M2

The Youngs owned Class A in their Spyder with a one / two finish in front of a devastated Phil Treloar. Bruce Young smashed both A Class track records with a 1:35.058 on the long track and a 1:06.515 on the short track giving him a total of 161.573 seconds. Aranka Young followed closely behind clocking a total time of 163.396 seconds just edging out Phil Treloar who finished third with 163.483 seconds. B Class

OPEN Class Nick Karnaros swept to victory in M2 with two lap records! A 1:33.944 on the long track, and a 1:05.494 on the short track equating to a total time of 159.438 seconds. Howard Burton improved on his previous placing at Winton by taking out second place with an aggregated time of 168.847 seconds while Stuart Drummond finished in third place with an overall time of 173.482 seconds. GT Class

Peter Fitzgerald gained a lap record of 1:01.280 on the short track, which was just enough to hold onto first position with an aggregated time of 149.563 seconds between the two tracks. While Matthew Stoupasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guest appearance in Open Class driving the now infamous white 996 RSR wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to take the long track lap record off Jon Trende it secured him second with an overall time of 150.011 seconds. Rex Broadbent took out third place with a time of 158.062 seconds.

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Peter Harrison yet again took out first place at Winton with a total time of 164.871 seconds just ahead of Rick Moscati in second who posted 165.603 seconds and Glenn Cook in third place with 166.813 seconds. It is difficult to see how any of us mere mortals in Class B can break into the top three without a miracle!


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C Class

Aaron Ireland went out hard early on the short track and secured his place as the King of Winton with a Class C track record of 1:07.355 and a total time of 164.237 seconds ahead of Simon Dunn in second place who posted a respectable 166.280 seconds. Mark Chrzanowski came in third place with a total time of 168.576 seconds.

LONG SHORT COMBINED 95.058 66.515 161.573 95.976 67.420 163.396 95.576 67.907 163.483 102.708 70.688 173.396 102.682 70.916 173.598 102.872 71.089 173.961 103.792 75.369 179.161 108.005 75.343 183.348 109.508 80.347 189.855

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

69 96 82 131 23 46 19 20 56

Bruce Young  Aranka Young  Phil Treloar  Graham Williams  John McGregor  Geoff Mould  Frank Deak  Rob Whyte  Garry Saber 

Boxster Spyder 3.4 Boxster Spyder 3.4 996 3.6 997 Series 2 996 3.4 997 3.6 Carrera Boxster S 997 3.6 Cayman S

A A A A A A A A A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

21 150 968 14 142 44 58

Peter Harrison  Rick Moscati  Glenn Cook  Marcus Lethean  Drew Hendrey  Ron Widdison  Mark Behan 

964 C2 3.6 964 C2 968 CS 3.0 964 C2 911 Carrera 3.2 911 Club Sport 3.2 911 Carrera

B B B B B B B

96.831 97.315 98.284 99.089 101.720 103.184 108.737

68.040 68.288 68.529 69.511 72.402 72.346 76.854

164.871 165.603 166.813 168.600 174.122 175.530 185.591

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 93 18 74 50 64 43

Aaron Ireland  Simon Dunn  Mark Chrzanowski  Pete Matherson  Grant Stephenson  Barry Swan  Michael O'Brien 

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67.355 68.215 68.838 69.867 69.996 71.207 71.794

164.237 166.280 168.576 169.336 170.716 173.575 174.988

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42 85 76 12 97 26

Garry Voges  Melanie Treloar  Bruce Pollard  Philip Cox  Rodney Gordon  Andrew Hutchison 

944 S2 Boxster 944 3.0 S2 911 3.0 SC 944 S2 944 S2

D D D D D D

100.749 104.224 108.604 110.188 113.716 115.018

69.693 71.832 74.516 75.803 75.643 80.985

170.442 176.056 183.120 185.991 189.359 196.003

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95 54 166 121 27

Paul McLaughlan  Bill Olayos  Philippe Chabbert  Chris Mason  Richard Batchelor 

GT3 996 3.6 996 Turbo 996 GT3 3.6 GT3 CS 3.6 997 Carrera S 3.8

GT GT GT GT GT

94.169 97.421 101.179 102.719 107.012

66.378 68.340 70.672 73.066

160.547 165.761 171.851 175.785

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Steven McLaughlan  Bob Hawker  Andrew Goulsbra  Tony Carolan  Nicholas Foster 

GT3 Mk1 3.6 996 GT3 3.6 MKI 944 2.5 Turbo S (951 GT3 3.6 996 GT3

M1 M1 M1 M1 M1

91.885 92.453 96.625 96.105 97.549

64.578 64.789 68.047 68.693

1 25 Nick Karnaros  2 47 Howard Burton  3 888 Stuart Drummond 

993 3.6 993 3.6 968

M2 M2 M2

93.944 99.076 101.483

65.494 69.771 71.999

159.438 168.847 173.482

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997 GT3 996 RSR 4.0 993 GT2 996 Turbo 997 GT3 3.6 911 Turbo 997 GT3 3.8 GT3 3.6 997 GT3 RS

OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN

88.283 88.142 92.791 96.686 97.120 99.047 100.543 100.927 98.122

61.280 61.869 65.271 68.410 68.055 70.266 69.091 71.269

149.563 150.011 158.062 165.096 165.175 169.313 169.634 172.196

OTHER OTHER OTHER

99.227 111.069 92.417

68.892 77.236

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Garry Voges narrowly missed toppling his best time from June to take out first place in D Class with 170.442 seconds. Melanie Treloar showed she had been studying Aaron’s Winton Track Tips carefully with a stellar performance of 176.056 seconds to take out second place. An improved Bruce Pollard rounded out third place with 183.120 seconds. As another great day’s racing at Winton drew to a close, some of us lamented our efforts,   while others wore the grin of champions having showed the rest of us how it is done with a total of nine records being broken across both long and short tracks throughout the day. Thanks as always to Andrew Bonwick, Robin Humphries and Michael O’Brien and all the marshals for coordinating another fantastic day.  

 

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92 111 17 33 65 29 94 48 34

Peter Fitzgerald  Matthew Stoupas  Rex Broadbent  Greg Muller  Tim Williams  Andrew Gott  David McConnell  Greg Humphries  Adrian Kinderis 

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The competition committee are always finding ways to add to the enjoyment of what is already an intoxicating sport and use of our recreational time. This time we will be having three courses on offer at the Haunted Hills facility. The figure of eight, the Clockwise without crossover and for the first time the short course which about halved the Clockwise course. The sinister aspect for the competition was that the three would be run in order of what would take the longest time first to the short course running last. If you were chasing the time of your opponent, you would have less and less time on the track over the day to shave down his/her times. Instead of doing two laps in a row, we resorted back to one lap at a time. There would no longer be the warm tyre advantage. So for those who don’t have the money to build a hospital, immortality could be yours by setting a new lap record on the short course. For the normal Clockwise course a 60 second lap is considered the benchmark.

In Open Class, our man and on-tracksupplier of brake support, Peter Fitzgerald showed everyone how to do a sub 60 sec lap on the much longer figure of eight track! Peter was the clear winner, also setting a new club record of a sub 38sec (37.28) time around the short course. Previous doyen of the track (club champ) Bob Hawker showed everyone a clear pair of exhaust pipes in M1. Bob hates a club record, he only has a few – add a short course 38.05 to the list, sadly missing out of the vaulted heights of a 37 sumthin’, bummer. Peter has offered to buy Bob a beer to let him know how it feels. Steve McLaughlan and Stan provided some mumbo to Bob’s mojo with their performances. In M2, Nick Karnaros arrived determined not to park his car in the top paddock again, for those amateur photographers; Nick said the view for that spot is spectacular. What Nick did best on this day was prove that his investment in motor sport has produced telling results. The ding dong battle between Nick and Ben (Nick’s trusty engine builder x3) has been enjoyable to watch, winning the day by what amounted to a fast human reaction time; 0.2sec.

GT class, where the Porschaphiles play – Paul McLaughlan really did some great runs, giving himself a buffer of 7 seconds over the three courses to Bill Olayos, Philippe Chabbert came in a noteworthy 3rd on this day. In A Class, Phil Treloar dished up a little hurt locker action to the Young’s – look out for Winton where the track might suit the agile Boxster a tad better. Phil’s record on the short course will need to be bettered to break into the 39s – Phil’s time, 40.01 – not trying hard enough. Class B has been invaded en masse by those looking for the glory of victory. Peter Harrison kept at bay for the entire day all efforts from Rick Moscati and his brand spanking new guards Red 964 – that is of course until the very last run where a .38 sec win to Rick on the short track gave him an overall win by .23 sec. Rick says he is starting to love the 964. Why wouldn’t you, they are the last of the real 911s. Perez Hilton has suggested that Peter might be considering a faster class now that he has had his way for so long in B. And to a man whose skill has shown that he is truly Classless, Aaron has taught everyone what a strong time looks like. With a 157sec overall time placing fifth outright from C class, only Open, M1 and M2 were quicker. Lessons - precision over power, finesse over forcefulness, and age old skill over new age driver aids. For those in C class who sleep on a bed and not a ripple strip, the day was bloody brilliant; smiles, fun and frivolity mixed with a healthy level of testosterone driven competitive spirit. Looking at the C Class names you can imagine it reads more like a boys poker night than a track day – Grant Stevenson (Red Wine duty), Mark Chrzanowski (Cigar Duty), Peter Matherson (Table, electronic shuffler and cards), Simon Dunn (Beers and nibbles) and Michael O’Brien (Various entertainment). Class D resulted in only one breaking the 60 sec sound barrier of joy, Mark Homer, also the ultimate winner. Garry

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Class: OPEN Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

150.270

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Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

165.150

2

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Bob Hawker

996 GT3 3.6 MKI

153.850

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Steven McLaughlan

GT3 Mk1 3.6

154.830

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Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

157.810

3

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Michael Herrod

993 RSCS

158.530

4

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Tony Carolan

GT3 3.6

167.110

5

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Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

155.930

1

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Benjamin Faggetter

993 3.6

156.130

2

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Manny Mezzasalma

993 3.6

163.040

Stuart Drummond

968

177.700

3

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Paul McLaughlan

GT3 996 3.6

159.980

1

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Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

166.180

2

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Philippe Chabbert

996 GT3 3.6

174.630

3

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Phil Treloar

996 3.6

160.110

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Bruce Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

166.030

2

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Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

171.890

3

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Ian Jenkins

996 3.6

178.000

4

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Geoff Mould

997 3.6 Carrera

179.100

5

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John McGregor

996 3.4

185.260

6

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Garry Saber

Cayman S

189.710

7

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Rick Moscati

964 C2

160.710

1

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Peter Harrison

964 C2 3.6

160.940

2

12

Glenn Cook

968 CS 3.0

163.960

3

14

Marcus Lethlean

964 C2 3.6

164.270

4

15

Ron Widdison

911 Club Sport 3.2

172.070

5

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Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

157.340

1

6

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

161.380

2

13

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

164.610

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

167.340

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911 3.0 SC

Result 168.010

911 SC 3.0 944 S2 3.0

170.920 167.800

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Garry Voges

944 S2

170.660

2

24

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

178.580

3

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Simon Wilson

944 3.0

195.740

4

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Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

197.490

5

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Rodney Gordon

944 S2

212.080

6

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Voges and Mel Treloar completed the silver and bronze spots on the dais. This was an exciting day; the short course is a great addition to a day in which we all gladly drive 2 and a half hours there and back for 8 – 9 minutes of track time. Is this a sickness? Yes – stay away CSL we’re fine just the way we are. Haunted Hills was my first time as an instructor. My newbie Roy seemed to have a great day, until I took him around the track in my car on a sighting lap – 3 minutes after getting out of the car he came to me, shook my hand and said he had to leave. Ooops. This is what some of them had to say about the day. The Newbies Andrew (and Alexander) Sherriff A fantastic and a great first up venue for the my first Entree Level. The PCV was very professional and the Members all welcomed me. When joining a club for the first time there’s always nerves on Race Day but everyone made me and my son welcome. Good to see that everyone is down to earth . I will be looking forward to the next track day to hopefully improve my skills. Once again thanks everyone at PCV and to all the Entree guys I will be back !!

excellent and gave me something to look up to in progressing my driving skills. Look forward to the next track day at Winton. Ken Marriott Having rejoined Porsche Club of Victoria after 30+ years and done little in terms of motorsport in the intervening years, the Entree program was a brilliant reintroduction. Guided by Bruce Young, who ably put my car through its paces in a way that amazed me, I tackled the various course layouts with increasing courage and falling times... though generally well behind the rest!! I guess one of the highlights on a day when I arrived knowing no one, was to leave saying goodbye to a group I’m looking forward to catching up with again: in particular, Bruce, Mike, Andrew, Xin and David.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Myles As my first club event this was an excellent way to experience a “beginners” track format in the Entree class - having no prior experience I was impressed with a well planned, efficient and safely controlled day. Also - access to experienced club drivers on what is a challenging track made all the difference and ensured I had a fun, informative and adrenaline filled day! Cheers. Xin The Entree event at Haunted Hills was a great experience for a new member such as me. I experienced my Porsche in a different setting to the everyday drive at work. In addition I got to know other new members; as well as the trainers. My trainer Phil was 33

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Welcome to “Make Mine Rare”. In this instalment we feature Mike Herrod’s svelte 993 RSCS shot on location during a hill climb at Haunted Hills. For many 911 enthusiasts, the air-cooled 993 still is the most beautiful 911 ever to roll out of Zuffenhausen. Its aggressive appearance, round shapes and straight flat-six sound make the 993 an instant classic. In the following article we provide special attention to three very special versions of the 993, to this day regarded among an exclusive collection of ultrarare Porsches: the 993 RS, GT2 and Turbo S. Although regular 911’s are enough to satisfy most Porsche customers, a small band of hardcore enthusiasts are always yearning for more power and less weight. Porsche have long since indulged this special bunch of drivers with extreme 911’s that have generally come to be regarded as the most collectable examples of the breed. Nearly always designated with the fabled RS insignia, the 993 line-up was blessed with its very own similarly titled hot rod. Going into production during February 1995, the 3.8-litre Carrera RS remains, for many, the ultimate evolution of the normally-aspirated air-cooled Porsche 911. New parts included additional cross-bracing, thicker fully adjustable anti-roll bars, stiffer steering track rods and cross-drilled and ventilated brakes from the Turbo. 18-inch wheels were fitted and the ride-height was dropped by 30mm at the front and 40mm at the rear. The RS was the first 993 to get Porsche’s 3.8-litre Variocam engine, the 3.6 having been bored out by 2mm for 3746cc. Designated Typ M64/20, output was up 28bhp, 300bhp now being produced at 6500rpm. Variocam worked by changing the length of the

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inlet pipe according to the rpm of the engine and thus greatly improved the efficiency of the air-cooled motor in all respects. Higher ratios were used on the first three gears and the RS was blisteringly quick, top speed rising to 173mph whilst 0-60 dropped to five seconds dead. A few subtle modifications were made to the bodywork including a wraparound front spoiler and body coloured fixed rear wing. There were also deeper side sills, seam-welded body panels and flared wheelarches, thinner glass being used along with a lightweight aluminium front lid. Inside, the normal leather seats were replaced by Recaro buckets with body coloured backs. A smaller diameter steering wheel and simplified door trim reinforced that the RS meant business. The rear seats were junked along with the airbags (now optional), most noise insulation, the central locking and electric mirrors. In this form, the RS weighed in at 1320kg. Customers could further enhance their RS by specifying the Club Sport package. Equipped with even more extreme aero devices, the Club Sport was kitted out with a deep front splitter and huge dual plane rear aerofoil. Weight was further reduced by ditching the electric windows, electric seats and headlight washers, an additional 50kg having been lost in the process. There was no official RSR version because of the GT2 customer racing programme, however, a number of mysterious Club Sport Evolution’s were reputedly built. Information on these cars is currently scarce but from what we understand, they were equipped with Carillo rods, titanium valves, slide valve injection and programmable engine management. Output was in excess of 400bhp, adjustable Bilstein dampers and uprated ABS with four piston Brembo calipers having been utilised.

An open competition exhaust with quickchange muffler and twin oil coolers in the front wings were other additions of note. How to Spot •Whaletail rear spoiler •‘Carrera RS’ badge on rear •Front splitter spoiler •Three-piece 18-inch wheels •Lowered ride height Specs: Capacity: 3746cc Compression ratio: 11.5:1 Maximum Power: 300bhp @ 6000rpm Maximum Torque: 355Nm @ 5400rpm Brakes: Front: 322mm discs; rear: 299mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with parallel wishbones, combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Wheels & Tyres: Front: 18x8J with 225/40ZR18 tyres. Rear: 18x10J with 265/35ZR18 tyres Length: 4245mm Width: 1735mm Weight: 1279kg


particular one had a 3.4lt engine. After working, once again, on the suspension and putting race pads in it I was ready to go boy racing!

Mike’s Porsche experience. My first Porsche was in a 1984 3.2 Carrera that I bought in 1989. I joined the Porsche Club about a year later and I was soon on the race track trying to drive it fast. It didn’t take me long to realise that the standard suspension wasn’t up to the job and I called on Rex Broadbent to help me fix it. Rex told me that I had to stop the rear end from lifting up and trying to pass the front by stiffening the rear suspension. Once that was sorted out, I had race pads put in and an SS1 exhaust bolted on, I began to feel confident driving the car and put in some respectable times even though the 915 gear box was a bit sloppy. Four years later, I bought a 1989 911 CS (the same as the editor’s). This was a big step up from the 3.2 and it had a G50 gearbox, no rear seats, very little sound deadening and this 39

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The car was something special but it wasn’t an RS and I didn’t know what an RS would be like since one hadn’t been built since 1972 and I had never driven one. However, in 1997 I traded the CS and bought a 1992 964 RS. This is when I caught the RS bug! Although the English press canned it, I loved it, the steering was sharp, it drove like a go cart, the gear box was very positive, it had great gear ratios, steel synchro’s, a tight LSD, great brakes and great suspension. I didn’t change a thing and I was lucky enough to win the Club Championship in 1998. In 2002 I sold the 964 and bought my current RSCS. I am the fourth owner and it was another leap forward. To me this is all that Porsche is about. It’s got no radio, no air conditioning, no door handles, just pull straps, no sound deadening anywhere, no roof lining and only carpet on the front floor. However, it’s got huge brakes for its day, it’s light weight with aluminium doors and bonnet, thin glass, a 6 speed gearbox with steel synchro’s and close ratios and of course those “out there” spoilers. It’s got a roll cage, it’s tough to get in and out of, it bangs and crashes on rough roads, tram tracks and uneven surfaces. But when you want it to perform it does its thing and all of those annoying noises are forgotten. I just love it!


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First day of the New Tax Year, first day of the new Carbon Tax, could have been anywhere in Australia. But when the official warned “there’s a goose at Turn 4”, focus zoomed in and it could only be one place – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Porsche Club Victoria Sprint Day, July 1 2012. Sure enough, there the goose was. Green beaked and powder blue, right on the apex, like some re-incarnated fanatical rally spectator from days long gone by. But that was late in the day, after the dry morning and just before the afternoon rain. Yes, Phillip Island, circuit of contrasting conditions, double rainbows, ocean views and a layout that very definitely rewards a certain confidence with the thrill of speed. A circuit where power is good, but the bravery to really swoosh fast through the corners is even better. So, the usual pleasantly efficient scrutineering completed, the drivers’ briefing with its mixture of seriousness and humour listened to, it was past the two very shiny (and thankfully they stayed that way!) tow trucks, and on with the day. The sense that all drivers were champing at the bit to get out before the forecast rain was extreme. Perhaps this need to seize the early sessions of opportunity inspired a keenness to really give it a go that resulted in 4 new track records being set. OPEN Peter Fitzgerald once again showed how to modify and drive a GT3 by blitzing everyone and everything to win the Class and Outright

with a commanding margin in a time of 1:40:59. I suspect his goal is a sub-1:40, but given that sub. 2 mins around Phillip Island is seen as Ok, it was an amazing time. Andrew Gott in his Turbo (showing me, a fellow Turbo driver, how it is done!) came second. Tim Williams was not far behind, then Brian Power in his 996 Cup Car who started a trend of many of the drivers in putting in a few discerning fast laps and then calling it a day. M1 Several speedy sub. 1:50 times here, with most of the experienced field happy to do the dry, fast, early sessions and then trailer up and go home. Matthew Stoupas made the best of it with a Class winning 1:44:16, gaining him second Outright, and just a smidge off his own lap record of 1:43:80 set last year in August in this class. Steven McLaughlan, Outright third, and Bob Hawker followed with close 1:46s, and a similar disinclination to amble around in the afternoon rain. I believe Nathan Agnew in his striking yellow 996 C4 got a personal best – fantastic!

M2 Nick Karnaros and Benjamin Faggetter enjoyed a stoush of super close consistent times. Nick emerged the victor with a time of 1:46:51, compared to Benjamin’s of 1:46:76, taking the lap record off Benjamin who had gained it when apparently Nick was overseas. I can imagine that all is not finished at the Island between these two. So too Howard and Matt Burton. A very close margin between them, with Howard triumphing for third. GT A rapidly growing class. Paul McLaughlan was hotly pursued by Stephen Bradford for time. But Paul just beat Stephen, claiming a new record for GT at 1:50:17 as a result. Philippe Chabbert was third and Bill Olayos was fourth with what I think I heard was a personal best for him. Class A I just wonder what Aranka Young put in Bruce Young’s breakfast Coco Pops as he whizzed around in 1:47:68 to claim a new Class A record. And I had always thought convertibles had somewhat dodgy aerodynamics making them slow! Obviously not so. Phil Treloar and David Trewern put in their usual masterful performances for second and third. Class B Peter Harrison must have known that he had set a winning time of 1:51:13, even though Matthew Stoupas’ Class B lap record of 1:49:97 set back in July 7 2008 could well have seemed very tempting to have a go at. Peter did only another few runs, but still saw off Simon Baxter and Glenn Cook who were certainly extremely hot on his heels. Class C Aaron Ireland starred, a clear winner, confidently beating his standing Class C record by half a second and setting the new record at 1:50:93. Simon Dunn, Michael Browning and Mark Chrzanowski could not beat record-setting Aaron, but had a close tussle with low tenths separating them. Class D John Swan, Gary Voges and Melanie Treloar showed that light and nimble cars can carry some pretty fast speeds around Phillip Island. John’s time of 1:55:17 was not far off Simon Baxter’s long standing record of 2006 in this class of 1:54:64.

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Always interesting! I couldn’t miss Andrew Triantafyllos’ Nissan GTR as it snuck in just in time for scrutineering. But gosh it can go, a fearsome sight as it monstered down the main straight in the company of the far smaller Porsches. Tasmanian Chris Walpole had just collected his Clubsport 911 GT2 and so was fortuitously able to bring it to Phillip Island before heading home on the ferry. A mighty impressive looking car that I would not want to meet on a dark night, and a driver obviously used to Tassie rain given Chris didn’t hesitate about going out in the afternoon rain despite the notoriously non-grippy-in-the-wet Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres on the car.

Another great Porsche Club Victoria day at a track that is so fantastic that it can only inspire awe and exhilaration. Four new records set, at least a couple of personal bests, and then, just for interest and challenge, some rain. Many thanks to the teams of the officials and the marshals who kept everyone up-to-date, in-line and safe. And as for the goose, I saw it stomping off, stopping to graze on the marshy grass, off to snooze in the Hayshed with a wonderful day at its end.

Porsche Club of Victoria Phillip Island Supersprint Sunday, 1 July 2012 Driver

Car

Result

Class Outrigh Position Position

Class: OPEN Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

100.593

1

1

Andrew Gott

911 Turbo

111.658

2

17

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

112.615

3

22

Brian Power

996 Cup Car

113.284

4

26

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

116.932

5

41

Greg Humphries

GT3 3.6

117.864

6

44

Class: M1 Matthew Stoupas

996 GT3

104.158

1

2

Steven McLaughlan

GT3 Mk1 3.6

106.249

2

3

Bob Hawker

996 GT3 3.6 MKI

106.805

3

6

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

108.378

4

8

Andrew Goulsbra

944 2.5 Turbo S (951

113.799

5

27

Nathan Agnew

996 C4

114.019

6

28

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

106.514

1

4

Benjamin Faggetter

993 3.6

106.762

2

5

Howard Burton

993 3.6

115.024

3

32

Matt Burton

993 3.6

115.729

4

38

Stuart Drummond

968

119.342

5

46

Robert Dyer

911 SC 3.2

119.465

6

47

Paul McLaughlan

GT3 996 3.6

110.174

1

11

Stephen Bradford

997 3.8 Carrera S

110.728

2

12

Philippe Chabbert

996 GT3 3.6

112.562

3

20

Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

114.373

4

30

Chris Mason

GT3 CS 3.6

115.353

5

35

Geoff Humphrey

996 GT3

115.381

6

36

Brett Mason

GT3

115.531

John Beurle

997 S 3.8

121.168

7

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Class: M2

Class: GT

Class: A Bruce Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

107.685

1

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

108.948

2

9

David Trewern

997 Carrera 3.6

109.958

3

10

Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

111.258

4

15

James Mason

997

114.072

5

29

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

115.023

6

31

John McGregor

996 3.4

118.580

Driver Frank Deak

Car Boxster S

Garry Saber

Cayman S

Result 119.534 131.159

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Monday,B2 July 2012 Class:

Peter Harrison

964 C2 3.6

111.131

1

Simon Baxter

Boxster S

111.469

2

16

Glenn Cook

968 CS 3.0

112.218

3

18

Rick Moscati

964 C2

112.604

4

21

Marcus Lethlean

964 C2 3.6

113.077

5

24

Linley Baxter

Boxster S

116.128

6

40

Drew Hendrey

911 Carrera 3.2

117.188

7

42

Mark Behan

911 Carrera

126.399

8

54

Hugh Ellis

964

128.737

9

56

Brent Stephen

968 CS 3.0

131.700

10

58

Class: C Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

110.930

1

13

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

112.504

2

19

Michael Browning

911 3.0 Carrera

112.891

3

23

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

113.210

4

25

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

115.345

5

34

Barry Swan

968 Sport

116.071

6

39

Michael O'Brien

911 SC 3.0

119.739

7

49

Ian van Driel

911 SC 3.0

120.445

8

50

John Swan

944 S2 3.0

115.179

1

33

Garry Voges

944 S2

115.524

2

37

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

117.772

3

43

Tim Rout

944 2.5

122.170

4

52

Class: D

Bruce Pollard

944 3.0 S2

125.904

5

53

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

127.175

6

55

Nissan GTR

109.279

Class: OTHER Andrew Triantafyllos

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Story Alvaro & Ross Del Gallo Photos: Adrian Nelson, Alvaro & Ross Del Gallo

2012 Go Kart Challenge 13th September, 2012 average lap time of 28.763 seconds. Second place went to The Privateers of Hugh and Josh Feggans and Trevor Bolton with an average lap time of 29.194 seconds, and in third place Team Wetspot of Justin Davis, Robert Di Chiara and Ivo Baldari with an average lap time of 29.287 seconds. The PCV Auscarts lap record, set by Rolf Preston in 2011 with a fastest lap of 28.539 seconds was up for the taking in 2012. It came down to the very last session of the night, when Justin Davis posted a blistering lap of 28.088 seconds, smashing the previous record by almost half a second. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone who attended, that this event provided a very fun night out.

by a 10 lap race session. Needless to say, the competition was unleashed. After a welcoming traditional pizza stop, the best lap times of each driver was collated and the field was divided into 3 groups consisting of two consolation finals and a Grand Final to determine the winning team. Team Hacksters of Lucas Sproson, Cameron Cox and Soren Luckins took first place with an

The annual Go Kart Challenge this year was held on the evening of Thursday the 13th of September. This is the one event where social and competition members have a chance to get together and lock wheels in a controlled environment where we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about scratching up our beloved cars! It provides a chance for all drivers, young and old, of any skill level to get together and enjoy a fun and enjoyable team competition. Auscarts Indoor Racing was the venue for the second year running. This meant that not only were the drivers competing against each other to take out the teams challenge, but they were all vying for the all important lap record. We had an overwhelming response to this event, which meant allowing a further six drivers into the competition to really heat things up. The event was broken up into 12 teams of 3 drivers, where each group completed a 10 lap qualifying session to determine the grid, followed

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Story Michael Bailey Photos: Felix Rieniets

It’s not just about the detail September 20th, 2012 In the classic class it’s all about showing off your Porsche and importantly how clean it is. If you are able, take off the wheels using a jack stand of course clean and scrub under guards, inner wheels and suspension on each corner, one at a time. Then clean along the sill panels etc. The demonstration went on to interior cleaning of leather including the steering wheel and the important application of a polish or wax, again applying the product in a straight line with slight over laps. Why not in a circular motion? Because when using the circular motion you are not applying an even pressure and you run the risk of actually scratching the painted surface. Then choosing what brush to use and when and so on. I must again convey my thanks to Rob Raymer from The RSR garage for the use of his premises in Hill Street, Richmond. Some years ago we ran a similar evening there for the 993 register with a great turn out, as too was this one. By the way, has the other side of a 993 been finished?

On Thursday September 20th, 27 brave souls attended an enlightening approach to cleaning and preparing your Porsche at Rob Raymer’s RSR Garage in Richmond. With pizzas and drinks consumed, the evening kicked of with yours truly extolling the virtues of cleaning and spoiling your car. For myself I have to say that I enjoy imparting knowledge to others, I especially hoped it was useful information. From the attendees’ faces the expectation was perhaps “what’s this bloke going to tell us tonight?” So I thought I would be as blatant as possible by asking “who washes a car using a bucket?” All but some put their collective hands up with a few in absentia. This was due that some had their cars cleaned by others. Well that’s ok! I pointed out that using the traditional bucket only leads to actually causing scratches to occur. Let me explain. The last thing you see after tipping out the water is the grit at the bottom. When using a sponge or mitt, any mitt, all you are doing is transferring the grit from one panel to another. The alternative is wet the car down as normal then apply your car wash directly onto the sponge or mitt and with a back and forth motion NEVER circular. Apply a gentle pressure using the hose as a trickle thereby rinsing the sponge etc. and at the same time lubricating the surface. It is not just about the detail and whilst this is important, enjoyment must play a large part of the doing. The other important aspect of doing anything is to do it properly or at least to the best of your ability. Having myself been involved in preparing vehicles since 1982, and Porsches since 1989, the significant thing is knowledge and skill. What to do, when and how, using what product etc. It all sounds complicated, but it’s not, selecting the right products is paramount. and importantly buy quality, as it does make the process enjoyable and far easier. Lets keep it very simple. You wash your car then chamois it off, then for most you would then apply a polish or wax, if you were to think that 47

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would be the norm, you would be wrong. Putting a polish or wax regardless of how expensive or cheap or for that matter any brand would be just wasting your money and time. What? you say! Washing by itself does not remove the build up of contamination on the surface, this includes all surfaces even glass. After chamois use the surface will be dry, so rub your hand lightly over the surface contamination it will feel rough or like sand paper. This needs to be removed, to do this we use clay. A funny story comes to mind years ago, I was doing some work for a company in Geelong that had emitted pollution onto the staff cars and while I was using “the clay” a guy comes up to ask what I was using. When I told him clay he said that he had a whole backyard full of it! Ah, those who drive TD Cortinas! Before I go any further, the purpose of the evening was for me to share with others simple tasks and encourage those present to assist in attending at Motorclassica on October 28th. Pointing out areas on a vehicle that are often overlooked. These oversights lead to losing points.

My thanks to Felix for co-organising the evening and to those who took the time to come along and join in. In case of people needing assistance I can be contacted on mobile 0418 522 565. All products used are available at a great discount, plus for those who need assistance, I am available for machine and other polishing and interior work. I look forward to seeing the results of the attentive crowd at Motorclassica on the 28th.


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Willoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Winter Winner!

Story: Adrian Nelson Photos: Felix Rieniets

Those of us from the Northern Hemisphere have never quite got used to the idea that mid-winter is in July and Christmas is in summer. Not surprising therefore that the Inside-Out-Back-to-Front Christmas-in-July Winter Run to Williamstown was put together by a Pom. Happily the locals also decided it was a neat idea, and so by 9.15 over 90 PCV members and their pride-and-joys (or should that be prides-and-joy?) were assembled at Hungry Jacks in Rowville ready to head off on a circumnavigation of Melbourne. The weather Gods were also confused, and as the gleaming convoy headed east to Gembrook and then north through Launching Place, the skies became progressively gloomier. Heading up through the forest past Healesville the drizzle set in and even the most optimistic of top down drivers (even those with Spyders) conceded defeat and rolled out the canvas. Despite the zero cloud base at Kinglake, everyone found the CFA in the gloom and as always the volunteers were ready with a magnificent spread laid out in their brand new building. Suitably recharged, Team Porsche crawled on through the rain and gloom towards Whittlesea only to be greeted by bright sunshine as we headed to Romsey. Roll back those cabrio tops! With planes landing at Tullamarine and the city buildings in sight, even the most navigationallychallenged had little difficulty finding their way to the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria where reserved parking and a roaring fire awaited.

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Complemented by spectacular sunny views across the bay to the city, Christmas was well in evidence around the dining room thanks to Helen and her team. The tasty Christmas lunch was enjoyed by all at a suitably leisurely pace, with only a short run home afterwards for most people. Thanks to all those involved for an excellent day out.


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Overnight Run to Milawa Mid 911 Register 15th - 16th September 2012 and little traffic. A group of five cars, including this scribe, had the honour of being escorted for the last few klicks by a bright yellow Commodore driven by a uniformed person. Caution was duly exercised.

On a cool and cloudy September morning, six mid 911’s, a Cayman, a Boxster, a GT3, a 944 Turbo and a 993 Twin Turbo assembled at Kalkallo on the Hume Highway for the Mid 911 Register overnight run to Milawa. This run was organised by Mid 911 Register Captain Peter Cromie and Clair and promised good driving roads, an interesting lunch stop, and dinner and accommodation at the Lindenwarrah Country House Hotel and Vineyard. Lunch was scheduled to be at Shepparton, and a visit to the Shepparton Motor Museum was included. Whilst Clair was distributing goody bags of hand cleaners, hand towels, caps etc. Will opened proceedings with a welcome and to ask for any new members, and then handed over to Peter for our briefing. Peter ran through the run notes informing us all that there was to be a special event to be held at Shepparton, and that would be the inaugural GT3 Cup Challenge. All attendees, with no exceptions, would participate with a practice lap and then a timed lap. The three place getters would receive generous prizes which would be presented at our gala presentation dinner that evening. Peter advised us that Will would be assuming all official positions such as Clerk of Course and Director of Racing, therefore if any protests were to be lodged and investigated by him in his now official capacity, they were to be received by him within five minutes of the completion of the event, and by registered post. This seemed most fair, and indicated the unexpected might happen during this event. Peter and Clair’s navigation instructions were in a large font and were quite easy to read. Included in the text were amusing and interesting icons depicting hazards, accident areas, and possible pocket lightening devices. Glancing through the notes it became obvious that almost all of the run was on country roads, and although the Hume Highway was traversed about four or five times, the actual distance travelled on the Hume was minimal and basically consisted of the departure from Kalkallo, driving 500 metres, doing a U turn and then exiting towards Whittlesea. The run to Whittlesea via Woodstock, (from Peter’s notes, “if you can remember it, you weren’t there”) was flat and easy. The climb from Whittlesea to Yea via King Lake West was on damp but good roads with climbing sweeping bends, only light traffic, so most of the cars managed to group up to within sight of each other and so presented well. Drivers and navigators were kept alert for some kilometres 52

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south of Yea where steep drops either side of the road were lacking the comforting protection of guard rails. After a comfort stop at Yea, we headed north through the magnificent Strathbogie Ranges, this section of road consisting of drops and rises, and twists and turns. Aptly described by Matt Turnbull as “the natural habitat of the Porsche”, this was a great piece of road enjoyed by everyone, and at one point made even more interesting by the unexpected appearance of a large dead kangaroo which almost blocked the left lane on a narrow section. Firm braking and evasive action to the left into the sloping gutter or to the right over the centre line was required. All the cars escaped unscathed, but the animal’s tail was run over a few times. A quick run through Euroa saw us at Kialla Central, the home of the Shepparton Motor Museum. Arriving in bright sunshine, we were treated to lunch on the mezzanine floor allowing us an elevated view of the exhibits. The Museum was opened officially in Feb 2012 and has a diverse exhibition of about 60 to 70 cars and motor cycles ranging from the very early days of motoring to the muscle car era. The museum is well set out, most exhibits are easily accessible, and are almost within touching distance with bonnets and doors open, and most have a displayed written history. A number of exhibits are also displayed in original unrestored condition. Also on show is a huge amount of motoring memorabilia, as well as vintage push bikes, and pedal cars. The Museum is outstanding, and if you can’t get there, I would suggest that you visit their web site. The much anticipated GT3 challenge was next up in the car park. A radio controlled GT3 was produced and, with good natured heckling from the audience, everyone had a practice and timed run out and back around three cones. Most of us had difficulties on the return run when facing the model, resulting in uncontrolled excursions under parked cars, over gutters, and off the course proper into the rough. With our limited model driving ability, a Cayenne may have been a more appropriate vehicle. The challenge was run and won with results to be notified later. Official Mid 911 photographer Neville Sampson took some group photos and then we were on our way to Milawa via Benalla. The navigation and driving to Milawa was pretty casual with mostly open, straight and dry roads,

After settling in to our very nice accommodation at the Country House Hotel, a short stroll over to Brown Brothers Winery seemed to be in order. Following our long drive, it was very pleasant to sit down and enjoy an hour or so in the warm afternoon sunshine with a cool drink. Other members took the opportunity to purchase the odd bottle of wine. Back at the hotel, and sitting with others on the communal balcony, we enjoyed the view of the nearby vineyards, and the purple coloured mountains to the east. Pre dinner drinks were for 7.30pm, followed by a very nice three course dinner, with selective choices of food, and a variety of wines. After the main course, President Will Darvall, in his customary relaxed style, called the members to order, and congratulated Peter and Clair for their outstanding organisation, resulting in spontaneous applause. Regarding the GT3 Challenge, he then spoke of his anguish in having to adjudicate on protests from left field, but finally, after much deliberation, he determined that Michael and Donna were placed first, Neville and Jeanette second, and Alvaro and Maria third. Congratulations to these six winners who received generous prizes of local wines and produce. A few after dinner drinks then followed. A sumptuous breakfast of cereals, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, etc. waited for us in the morning. After a lingering breakfast, some members indicated that they were taking the opportunity to visit friends in the area, others were travelling further afield, and some were taking a more circuitous route home. We thought that this run, in our case a total of about 700 klicks over two days, maybe more or less for others, was outstanding for its route selection, its choice of accommodation and meals, its entertaining driving instructions, and the interaction of the members. Well done, Peter and Clair. In conclusion I would like to indulge in a couple of impressions of the cars. The first was the noisiest car, and it was certainly the 1979 930 Turbo belonging to Deano and Loretta Brandi. I could hear it from a kay away in the Strathbogies. The best presented car a was a dead heat between Alvaro and Maria Del Gallo’s 2008 GT3 and Peter and Clair Cromie’s 1981 SC. Both cars were outstanding. And the oldest car on the run, Michael and Donna’s 1975 911, rates a mention as it was always leading from the front. Sorry, no prizes this time.


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Lunch Run to Avenel GT3/RS/RSR Register July 15th, 2012

Departing Kinglake the road to Yea was clear moving through low hills, then onto Seymour where the road was a little more winding before the last flat leg to Mangalore and onto Fowles Winery at Avenel. Overall the roads were relatively empty and we made comfortable touring progress towards lunch.

A small but spirited group met in bright sunshine in Nunawading for the GT3/RS/RSR Register Run to Avenel. Unfortunately, the cold and wet Melbourne winter caused a couple of late cancellations. The route took us through acreage properties in Park Orchards to Warrandyte then towards Kangaroo Ground until we turned off onto the delightfully named Pigeon Bank Lane which took us towards Christmas Hills, onto Yarra Glen and finally towards Kinglake West for our morning tea stop. Then trouble struck. One of our group copped a nail through the wall of the driver’s side rear tyre. With no spare onboard, it was a call to Roadside Assist for the long haul back to town. Robin and I waited while arrangements were confirmed, and left when help was assuredly on it’s way. Communication of the problem left the group ahead feeling a bit ‘flat’ as well. However by the time we got to the Flying Tarts Bakery in Kinglake West the mood seemed to have improved significantly with everyone tucking into egg & bacon rolls, and full breakfasts of all shapes and sizes! I tried to remind people that a great lunch was only 75 minutes away but they just nodded, smiled and kept on eating! 53

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Inaugural Night Run and Dinner at Riva Torque Tube Register September 8th 2012

On Saturday the 8th Sept, The Torque Tube Register held their inaugural night run. The night started with the majority of the attending members meeting up at the Coldstream brewery, which is about an hour out of Melbourne, for a scenic night run through the Mt Dandenong forest tourist road and then onto some of Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs to St Kilda for dinner and drinks at the iconic RIVA bar and restaurant on the marina.

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looking for a meeting venue and finding a nice pub on a Sunday afternoon in country Victoria, when it’s nice and quiet, to have a cold one, is very different to rolling up to the same pub on a Saturday night during footy finals time. The Coldstream brewery was full of bus loads of yahoos going on a pub crawl from pub to pub, not to mention all of the local country boys in their Utes taking offence to us parking our Porsches in their spots and then there was the wide screen TV showing the football with all those lads cheering on. Needless to say, I think we felt a little bit out of place. Luckily we were only there for half an hour.

This being the first night run ever held for the PCV club, it was bound to be an interesting night. Now, whenever you’re planning a run, you try to look at roads that will be interesting for the drivers, somewhere challenging, and fast. All this is good when you are planning a day run, however planning for a night run meant a slightly different set of considerations. Firstly, it was going to be hard to read a map in the dark, secondly, it was going to be hard to see street signs, and lastly, you need to concentrate more on the road as it’s difficult to see. The Mount Dandenong tourist road seemed a good choicethere was one way in-and as long as you stayed on it - one way out.

With maps in hand, 3 cars set off, a 944S2, a 968 and a fabulous white GT3, for the Mt Dandenong tourist road. By the time we reached this point it was completely dark and to top it all off, it started raining. This was going to be interesting driving conditions to say the least. Now driving the road at night was very different to when I mapped it out. First of all, all the corners were blind as the road through the forest was poorly lit. Secondly, this was no F1 Night GP, we couldn’t see a thing. Nevertheless, it made for some exciting driving and certainly some fantastic views of the city at night. We eventually managed to clear some slow moving traffic to enable us to test our nerves and driving abilities through the twisty roads in darkness- Ohh and did I mention the driving rain at times. It certainly was fun from the feedback I got from the other drivers even if you couldn’t see a thing. Once into the outer eastern suburbs, it was an easy drive down to St Kilda with only the usual Saturday night hoodlums trying to drag race you have every set of lights.

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(sorry Frank) in his Boxster S. As there was a smaller group than anticipated, the restaurant allowed us to order a la-cart from the menu which was fantastic. A couple of bottles of wine ordered and our night was underway. As usual, the conversation was dominated by car talk, as well as more car talk. Apologies to the lovely ladies that attended for that, but I think there was some holiday talk in between. Now, no night at some swank inner city Melbourne restaurant would be complete without a little bit of celebrity spotting, and if you look carefully at the pictures, you might just recognize who that blonde, ex footballer, channel nine getaway program celebrity was. Needless to say, the two other blonde female guests at his table could have just walked off the catwalk at a Victoria Secrets fashion show – guess that is the price of fame! The food was fantastic, the wine chosen perfectly by Frank and the company of Al & Maria, Frank & Gloria, Mark & Caroline and my friend Veronica made the night what it was – FANTASTIC. I would like to personally extend my thanks to all those that braved a cold Melbourne night in September to attend our first ever night run. Time to start planning for the next one.


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Brunch Run to Loch GT3/RS/RSR Register August 26, 2012

Our second GT3 Register Run was planned to take us through some really pretty country south east of Melbourne. The day dawned sunny, so, with high hopes, four couples / cars met at Pearcedale at 8.15AM. The first stage took us 40 minutes down the South Gippsland/Bass Highway to Grantville for a quick pit stop. Warm hospitality, good coffee and fine conversation in the bakery left us ready for a challenging drive up, down and around to our brunch destination at Loch. Sadly the sun that was at Pearcedale gave way to intermittent showers and low cloud for the next thirty minutes as we left Grantville. Although it was my third time along this particular route, I really enjoyed the fabulous roads that incorporated altitude changes, green pastures, sea views (slightly obscured by the clouds), straight sections and long sweeping turns. All this in about 50 minutes of spirited driving kept at or below the posted limits due to the quickly changing terrain. As we were driving through grazing country, one unique challenge was on top of the road surface where stock regularly cross. Suffice to say, some serious cleaning of cars was required after we all got home. A very happy group of drivers and passengers arrived at Loch having greatly enjoyed the quality of the route and length of the drive. Brunch was at the wonderfully named ‘Hard Loch Cafe’ in the historic township of Loch. The owner/ manager Rohan, was a fabulous host, seating us comfortably whilst explaining the vast array of fresh produce on offer. 57

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Orders consisted of soups, salads and pies plus the compulsory bottle of local pinot noir. The din of conversation soon dulled as we tucked into some great food. True to the organiser’s word, we wound up by midday, so the group could get home for lunch (as if) or enjoy some more of the delights that Gippsland had to offer. Thanks to Dymo & Helen, Linley & Helen and Dennis & Margaret for joining Robin and I for a great morning’s outing.


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the fires. Perhaps as a form of welcome to the town the clouds lifted, the sun beamed down and the myriad of noises of nature filled the air.

Story & photos Neil Drew The day started with very unwelcome weather forecast, which turned out to be not true. We all met at a rather early 9:15 at Rockbank, thanks guys for turning up so promptly. 23 people for a Mid Week Run was a very good number. We left the highway at Rockbank and travelled to Glenmore, up an escarpment to the Ballan Road and made for the little village of Gordon. By the time we got here it was time for a well-earned coffee break in the “While The Billy Boils Café”. Great coffee and fresh scones, with the necessary jam and cream, were just the thing to fortify the drivers for the next main leg of the day. A lot of people visited the Gordon Hat shop, but it was already sold out by Trevor Leavesley being there a week before us. Another five hats Trevor?? From Gordon, there were a few little roads to take to get to Mt Bunninyong and view the surrounding vista. Then it was back down the mountain to the township of Bunninyong and after a quick regroup we all headed for Mt Mercer intersection. This road is a nice winding one through a rural area, which gave everyone a chance to drive the curves like a Porsche was designed for. Mt Mercer to Shelford is a long straight road which was certainly enjoyed by the entire group. Shelford to Inverleigh is negotiated via the Leigh Valley, which is another quite fast, but curvaceous road leading to the Hamilton Highway.

Fully refreshed after enjoying morning tea at the town bakery we meandered along the Maroondah Highway to Taggerty, across to Thornton, arriving at the lookout at the wall of Eildon Weir which provided a superb photo opportunity for all participants. We then moved onto the Eildon Boat Club for lunch as guests of club member, Lyell Parry, where we were served a beautiful two course lunch which removed the need to consider what to eat for dinner that night. The relaxed atmosphere, the stunning view over part of the weir, the engaging company of fellow participants and the delicious meal provided a wonderful finale to the day. This mid week run could be summarised as one that promoted “good driving, good fun, good fellowship and good fare”. Special thanks to Robert Fairley for his organisation of the day which ensured everyone arrived at the right place at the right time.

We arrived in the little town of Inverleigh for lunch at the Red Door Cafe, which is owned by some local girls who do all the baking and cooking. Everyone enjoyed a great lunch, which, considering it was only a small cafe and a large group arriving en mass, they did very well. After lunch, we all went our separate ways to get home. Usually on these runs someone gets lost, but on this occasion I am not aware anyone did, so we don’t have anyone to poke fun at. To all the participants, thanks for your company and we all look forward to future Mid Week Runs.

20th September 2012 Story David & Jill Hosking Photos Robert Fairley Ten cars and a small group of car enthusiasts met at Macdonald’s Restaurant on the corner of Canterbury and Bayswater Roads in anticipation of an interesting and exciting trip to Eildon Weir via Marysville, and they were not to be disappointed. The weather was typical of Melbourne in September with light drizzle making the roads greasy and our cars dirty. We headed up Canterbury Road to the Warburton Highway passing through the picturesque settlements of Wandin, Seville, Woori Yallock, Launching Place and Yarra Junction before arriving at Warburton for the mandatory comfort stop. It was from this point that the tour tested the driving skills of many of the drivers as we travelled into the high country via the Warburton Woods Point Road passing close to the upper Yarra Dam and Lake Mountain. The weather deteriorated with rain and pockets of fog as we climbed higher into the mountains and the road became increasingly windy and slippery. We were all reminded of the devastation caused by the bushfires of “Black Saturday” and the ongoing struggle facing Mother Nature as she endeavours to restore the area to its original beauty. We arrived at Marysville for morning tea and saw, first hand, the reconstruction process of the township but also the vacant blocks of land with beautiful gardens that once surrounded houses destroyed by 58

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Winter Run to Kyneton Mid 911 Register Sunday 5 August 2012

We had a good turn out for this run, with a great show of 11 Mid 911 cars, 3 Boxsters and 1 Cayman. We were missing several regular Mid 911 stalwarts, but other faces we had not seen for a while replaced them. Such as Chris Bonehill with Sonja McShane in an 87 wide body and Ken Ellaway with Barbara Stewart in a green 77 model 911 on their 2nd social run in 25 years membership! We also had one newcomer in Peter Koletas in his 930 cabriolet.

toasty heaters. Rafael and Donna Fabris in their 964 joined in here. After one hour of noisy chatter we were back in our cars and off to Kyneton. Once again we zigzagged through some back roads of forest and farmland with beautifully sunny scenery. This section included a magnificent view of Lauriston Dam with its spillway running in full flight after all the recent rain.

On arrival at Flouch’s restaurant we were missing two cars. One belonged to a very prominent veteran couple who had managed to strain their “in car harmony.” Another couple decided to extend their tour to Castlemaine and arrived quite a bit later than the rest of us. (This member had stated prior to starting that you should never let your wife drive, navigate or take her sailing.) PORSCHE

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The meals were sensational with many couples vowing to return and others willing to help “test the meals” for future runs. We had 9-year-old Christopher Stevenson draw the two door prizes. David and Jillian Hosking won one bottle of wine and the second bottle went to Peter Koletas. A great day was had by all, with many promising to join in again on the next Mid 911 run.

The weather held fine except for a very cool breeze. We headed through some back roads, starting from the Western Ring Road, Derrimut and heading to Ballan. There was a short, sharp, and very tight hill climb section along the way. Morning tea of coffee and scones was at “ The Mill Cottage” a delightful 150 year old building, where we were set up outside beneath some very

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Overnight Gippsland Run Modern 911 & Turbo Registers 28th July 2012 On Saturday the 28th of July we ran an overnight joint Modern & Turbo register run, (the Modern 911Register is the renaming of the 996/997 Register to accommodate the all new 991). This run departed Melbourne and travelled East through some 380km of spectacular Victorian mountain roads and the magnificent rolling Gippsland hills. True to its name “winter overnight run”, it was both chilly and damp, however it did not stop everyone having a wonderful experience. On this run we attracted 5 cars, whilst a small number the upside of a small group is that it is easier to keep together and provides intimate conversations at each of our stops. On the drive we were fortunate to be joined by our Club President Will and his wife Barbara in his Red Cayman S, Colin Moss and Jackie Ellis made the long trip down from Deniliquin in their immaculate ‘89 Slantnose SE Turbo, also Dirk and Dawn Gierlach joined us in what must have been a bit of a dilemma on which of their three Porsches to bring and finally settling for their newly acquired black 997 GT3. Rounding out this group was our Modern 911 Register Captain Geoffrey and his wife Barbara in his White 997 Carrera and myself in my trusty silver 996 turbo, with my wife Louise joining us for Dinner only due to school sport commitments. The route we took saw us pass through the Dandenong’s up to Yarra Junction for an exciting climb and descent over the mountain ranges into Warragul, then down to Korrumburra for a hearty

counter meal and recounting the trip so far. From Korrumburra we tracked south west down into Wonthaggi before heading north for another challenging set of back roads leading thorough to Traralgon via Churchill. From Traralgon it was a gentle wander up to our accommodation and Dinner venue at Tinamba. We were fortunate enough to find a great B&B that was located a mere 50 metres from our Dinner venue making it for a safe and enjoyable night of wining and dining. Our dinner venue, the Tinamba Hotel is rated a 14.5 in the Good food guide and is as good a meal as can be found in Melbourne. Our menu started with a gourmet tasting platter followed by a choice of four main courses and then complimented with a magnificent sweets tasting platter. Of course these were all magnificently complimented (washed down) by some great Australian wines. Rather than do a random draw for our door prize, I had asked the Maitre d’ to wander out the back and select her favourite looking Porsche to receive the Complimentary bottle of local wine. Much to my disappointment it was not my car she chose but the Black 997 GT3 belonging to Dirk and Dawn. The next morning after a great country breakfast (something about farm fresh eggs you cannot beat), we then headed into Maffra for a tour of the Gippsland Vehicle Collection. By late morning we were all making our way back home to catchup on our weekend tasks.

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2001 996 3.4 Silver 2006 Cayman S 3.4 Silver Past Porsche owner 1986 928 S2 5.0 Blue 2009 997 3.6 Black 1988 911 Cab 3.2 Metallic Blue 1986 911 Cab 3.2 Grey 1979 911 SC 3.0 Maroon 2010 997 C4S 3.8 Grey & 2012 Panamera Silver 1975 911 2.7 Blue, 1997 993 C4S White, 2010 GT3 White 2010 997 GT3 Cup Car 3.8 Blue 1998 996 3.4 Blue 1983 930 3.3 White 2009 997 3.6 Macadamia 2003 996 C4S 3.6 Black

Scott, Jocelyn, Harrison, Cameron & Issabella O’Donnell John Paoli David Pitman Lesley Pemberton-Burden & Marek Gorski James, Heath & Kane Rigney Ronald & Heather Salmon Andrew, Sonia & Alexander Sherriff Peter Struck & Alison Spink Peter & Pam Smyth Philip & Gina Tan Frank & Sonia Tortelli Heath Van der Waerden & Emma O’Brien James Waterson Stuart Wedlake David & Michael Withers Xin & Annece Zhao

2008 997 GT3 Cup 3.6 White, 2004 996 GT3 RSR 3.8 White 2007 GT3 3.6 White 2001 996 Turbo 3.6 Grey, 1984 911 Carrera 3.2 White 2005 997 C4 3.6 Black 1986 930 SE Grey & 1967 911 S White 2010 Cayenne GTS 4.8 Silver 2011 Cayman S 3.4 White 2003 996 Turbo 3.6 Silver 1970 911S Tangerine, 1997 993S Black, 1996 993 White 2007 Boxster S 3.4 Black 1976 911 3.0 Platinum Metallic 1975 911 S 3.0 Silver 1987 928 S4 5.0 Silver 1983 928 S2 4.7 Champagne 1990 944 S2 3.0 Cobalt Blue 2004 996 Turbo 3.6 Blue

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