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Haunted Hills

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Club Calendar

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Porsche Museum Visit

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Social Corner

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Charlie Battisti & Co

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Douglas Valley Breakers

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Hartech Automotive Services

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John Bowe Driving

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Tigersoft

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V&A Spiteri

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Porsche news

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Family Day

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Phillip Island Historics

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Phillip Island Sprints

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Sandown 6 hour

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Mid 911 Register

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Tu r b o R e g i s t e r

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Roll of Honour

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Porsche Parade our club magazine is instrumental in recording the history of the club’s activities and achievement’s. As part of preserving the club’s records an archiving commitee was formed and Will Darvall, Russell Sturzaker and I have organised the scanning of every club magazine to date. These past magazines have now begun to be uploaded to the club website for all to see in an easy viewing electronic fromat. Check it out under the Magazine Tab on the website.

This issue is another bumper one. Will Darvall and I visit Janet Conheady and Don Ballingall to report on their amazing collection for this installment of What’s in your Garage. Will also reports on the Annual Phillip Island Historics meet, a must see if you have never been. Brett Varga reports on his winter trip to the Porsche museum together with some great photos. Michael Browning reports on the history of the Porsche Clubs in Australia, a very interesting read. In another blast from the past Ken Marriot reports on the early days of the PCV.

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Editor inRex Chief:Broadbent’s Ron Widdison 911S under the microscope 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) 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 Editor & Advertising: Ron Widdison mobile: 0418 359 450 email: editor@pcv.com.au Phillip Island Sprints

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As always a big thank you to all who contributed to this issue.

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Our Competition Editor Marcus Lethlean wraps up our competition events at Haunted Hills, Phillip Island and the Sandown 6 hour while the Social team report on the many Club Social events this quarter not to mention all our regular Register reports.

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club calendar April 6-14 16 27 May 5 19 22 25-26 26 June 2 7 8 16 18 21-22 29-30 July 7 7 21 21 25 28 August 11

Murray Valley Grand Tour Club Night TRACK - Calder Driver Training & Twilight Sprint (TBC) REGISTER - Boxster & Cayman Run SOCIAL - Autumn Run Mid Week Run Porsche Rennsport Motor Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park REGISTER - GT3/RS Run REGISTER - Torque Tube Run (TBC) Sandown Driver Training & Practice TRACK - Sandown Sprint REGISTER - Modern 911 Run Club Night REGISTER - Mid 911 Overnight Run TRACK - Winton & DECA Festival REGISTER - 993 Run (TBC) REGISTER - Boxster & Cayman Run REGISTER - Mid 911 Run (TBC) REGISTER 911 Turbo Run Mid Week Run REGISTER - GT3/RS Run TRACK - Haunted Hills (TBC)

11 Winter Run (TBC) 20 Club Night 25 REGISTER - Modern 911 Run 25 REGISTER - Boxster & Cayman Run September 1 REGISTER - GT3/RS Run 8 TRACK - Phillip Island Sprint (TBC) 12 Go Kart Challenge 15 Ladies Go Kart & Brunch 22 REGISTER - Mid 911 Run (TBC) 22 REGISTER - 911 Turbo Run October 15 AGM & Club Night 20 Spring Run (TBC) 23 Mid Week Run 27 Show ‘n’ Shine at MotorClassica November 3 TRACK - President’s Day (date TBC) 9-10 REGISTER - Modern 911 Overnight Run 10 REGISTER - Mid 911 Run (TBC) 10 REGISTER - 911 Turbo Run 10 REGISTER - 993 Run (TBC) 17 REGISTER - Boxster & Cayman Run 24 REGISTER - Torque Tube Run (TBC) 30 Annual Dinner Dance December 1 REGISTER - GT3/RS End of Year event 4 REGISTER - 911 Turbo Tech Night 8 The Last Run (TBC)

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president’s message Events Hello dear reader, I indeed hope that you have managed to find something of interest in our jam packed calendar! I did a quick count and we have about 68 events scheduled for the year and already we have 17 of them behind us. That’s with January as a traditional holiday period. If you have not managed to find anything that has tickled your fancy then I hope you do see something coming up. Please continue to check the club web site and the “Infomails” you receive regularly. We try very hard to make those communiques relevant and informative. Of special note was the Family Day in late March that attracted 147 registered participants and provided huge entertainment for a bunch of kids, both young and old. This event had not been run for several years and was such a big hit that we need to find a way to run it more often without completely wearing out the few who organise it. 50 Years of 911 This year of 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Porsche icon car, the 911. This had prompted an increased level of promotional and celebratory activity from Porsche Cars Australia. They have brought the Rennsport road show to Australia which is taking place at Eastern Creek in late May. It is a huge affair and there are many members participating in the mix of social, Show’nShine and club track events, which are interspersed with the full on Porsche competition series races. Check out our web site if you want to make a last minute decision to attend as there are still places.

However, we are currently in the process of managing some changes in this group. Andrew Bonwick, our VP and also Director of Competition, is stepping down from the two roles due to the pressure of work from his actual day job. We have benefitted throughout the club by the massive amount of work that Andrew has undertaken for the club over recent years. He has spearheaded the automation of many club activities including membership management, club mail outs, event calendar for all events, competition event registration, results capture and processing, points allocation and full year results recording and placing. The current Wild Apricot system introduction was driven by Andrew. Besides those things he has led the Competition Committee activities in his role as Competition Director. I would like to record my personal thanks to Andrew on behalf of the club for his past contribution through these roles. We will still benefit from his expertise, when he does have time to spare, as he has accepted a position back on the committee as a general committee member. As a consequence of Andrew’s move, the Committee has appointed Michael O’Brien as interim VP until the AGM in October in addition to his current role as Treasurer. Michael is another person who is not averse to taking on a substantial amount of work for the club. Annual Dinner Dance

The anniversary has also created an opportunity for our club to celebrate the occasion and we are in the planning stage for a big activity on the obvious date of 9/11/2013.

We as a committee have taken heed of the feedback from members about the importance of the annual dinner as an awards night for competition and that that function needs to be given due prominence. We have been reviewing how to balance that with the other important dimension of the night, which is as the club’s premium end of year celebration. This year we will be reserving the first part of the evening for competition and general club awards and once that is completed we will then party. Keep watch for more information as this is further developed.

Changes in Committee

Closing Word

It is the volunteers on the committees, ably assisted by Carly and Lisa in the office, who make these events possible. Many of you are completely unaware of this behind the scenes work, which probably means it’s happening well and with a minimum of fuss.

I hope to meet with you at many of the events this year. Please come and say hello if I don’t get in first!

SOCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE Social Director Julia Anderson Rowan Burnett Leon Christodulaki Janet Conheady Will Darvall Alvaro Del Gallo Maria Del Gallo Neil Drew Trevor Leavesley Adrian Nelson Michael O’Brien Carly Pasco Wayne St Baker

Felix Rieniets: social@pcv.com.au

Michael O’Brien Grant Stephenson Phil Treloar Barry Swan Peter Witt

Michael O’Brien Treasurer & Vice President treasurer@pcv.com.au vp@pcv.com.au

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

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

Felix Rieniets Social Director social@pcv.com.au

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

Leon Christodulaki Advertising advertising@pcv.com.au

Tony Carolan Membership membership@pcv.com.au

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

Andrew Bonwick Competition Director competition@pcv.com.au

REGISTER CAPTAINS

COMPETITION SUB-COMMITTEE Competition Director Marshal Co-ordinator Juris Briedis Andrew Bonwick Will Darvall Peter Harrison Nick Karnaros Rick Moscati Manny Mezzasalma

Peter Harrison, President

Peter Harrison President

Tony Carolan: competition@pcv.com.au Robin Humphries: marshals@pcv.com.au

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

PhilTreloar Driver Training

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Hi everyone, welcome to the 2nd quarter of the year. I hope that your Easter break was enjoyable, at this rate we’ll all be getting ready for Christmas. Our very passionate and talented Social Committee have been hard at work, events are well and truly off and running. Summer Club Night BBQ: Our opening club night in February was held at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Williamstown. The event was organised by Michael O’Brien, attendees were treated to a wonderful gourmet BBQ evening on a very pleasant February evening with a beautiful view overlooking Hobson’s Bay. Murray Valley Tour: As you read this report, members will have embarked upon and returned from the tour meticulously put together by Michael O’Brien and Alf Carrigan. There will be a comprehensive write up in the next magazine covering this 8 night event. Family Day: a very successful day was held with around 147 registrations. Attendees were a great mix of regular participants of social and competition events. Whilst the event had been in planning stages since last year, Carly Pasco, Lisa Gillespie, Janet Conheady & Michael Bailey put the event together in just 3 weeks! A special thank you to Don Ballingall who was our wonderful chef on the day. You can read all about the miniature railway, Easter egg hunt and pony rides in this edition’s article. Club Night Registering via the Kiosk: Following the success of registering for the Summer Club Night, the Social Committee will be requesting attendees of club nights to register via the kiosk. This will assist with catering activities as we work to ensure PCV funds are managed responsibly for all events. The forthcoming events: There are many events planned for this year, the following few are ones that will be announced shortly. April Club Night: This event will be held at Porsche Centre Melbourne, we are very lucky to have Michael Browning presenting a timely presentation on the history of Rennsport. Those of you who have been exposed to previous presentations and insight from Michael will know this is one not to be missed. Annual Dinner: Plans are already underway with a new venue booked and some significant changes being discussed. Keep watching for what will be a very exciting event. Autumn Run: Will Darvall is organising this event to be held on the 19th of May. The luncheon

venue will be the Eynesbury Historic Residence and Golf Club, which is a beautiful estate in a new suburb near south Melton. With Will’s attention to detail and choice of fabulous roads I’m looking forward to this run. 50th Anniversary of the 911: A very special car requires a very special event to mark this occasion. A tentative date has been put aside to celebrate the golden jubilee of the 911, more details will follow and we look forward to amassing an amazing array of cars to show this models 5 decades of advancements. Participant of the Year Award: Is back again this year and we are once more extremely grateful to be supported once more by our sponsore. First Prize - Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre Award: Yokohama tyres of the winner’s choice to the value of $2,000. Second Prize – Porsche Cars Australia Award: Items of the winner’s choice from the PCA Selection Department to the value of $400. Third Prize – Nillumbik Cellars Award: Wine of the winner’s choice from Nillumbik Cellars to the value of $200.

If you have any suggestions for events & club nights or feedback please feel free to call me on 0421-617-777 or email social@pcv.com.au as I’d love to hear your thoughts. With thanks: Acknowledgement and thanks to Pamela and all at Porsche Cars Australia, to Thomas and his staff at Porsche Centre Melbourne and to Steve and his staff at Porsche Centre Brighton for their support and assistance with events and club nights. Once more to our other sponsors in Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre and Nillumbik Cellars. Considering how active PCV is as a club I’d like to make a special note of thanks to Carly and Lisa for their efficient and thorough work throughout the year. Thank you again for supporting our club and events, I look forward to seeing you throughout 2013.

Regards, Felix Rieniets, Social Director

Thanks again to our sponsors and please keep them in mind when shopping for such products. Social Committee: We welcome Rowan Burnett to the Social Committee. Many of you will know Rowan from other PCV events and has been regularly seen at the track jumping in and supporting the events and Rowan brings this same enthusiasm to the Social Committee and is already bursting with ideas. Our current Social Committee is made up of Adrian Nelson, Alvaro Del Gallo, Maria Del Gallo, Carly Pasco, Janet Conheady, Julia Anderson, Leon Christodulaki, Neil Drew, Trevor Leavesley, Wayne St Baker, Peter Harrison and I’m pleased to announce the return of Michael O’Brien and Will Darvall. With thanks also to the contributions of Alf Carrigan, Michael Bailey & Don Ballingall. This team is very passionate about providing PCV with premier events and work very hard to ensure you have a good selection of quality events to attend and make the most of your Porsche and interaction with fellow enthusiasts. I acknowledge that there will be circumstances where events and decisions won’t please all members of the club, but I can assure you that events are carefully planned and often involve lengthy and passionate discussions that result in the best events for our wonderful club.

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Story: Janet Conheady Photos: Felix Rieniets

CLUB NIGHT BBQ Royal Yacht Club Of Victoria, Williamstown Tuesday 19th Febuary, 2013

This was just an ideal location for our first Club Night of the year. Great weather, great view, great food! After enjoying our dinner we meet our new members, there were quite a few with a wide variety of Porsche models represented, we then caught up on upcoming events followed by David Ellis, Captain of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. He enlightened us on some interesting facts about the Club and sailing in general. The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria was founded in 1853 and is the oldest yacht club in Victoria. Yachting is steeped in a very long and royal history beginning in the 17th century on the River Thames. On this occasion King Charles II participated but was not to be the winner. In 1851 the first America’s Cup was held. The Royal Ocean Yacht Club (England) administered the rules of yachting worldwide until November 1968 when the American/British rules combined. The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria has hosted many major off-shores events with a large number of participants including the 1993 World Cup. It has an enormous range of ages in its membership - from seven to seventy years of age. It has played a role in seeing Australia being very well represented in the Olympics with representation in 9 events. Some facts shared on the actual yachts themselves were very interesting. Longer yachts are faster than shorter and yachting operates on a measured rating rule- meaning weight is the enemy of speed. Handicapping is performance based which spreads winning to a much greater number in the fleet. In the 1920’s yachts of 8 – 12 metres were built especially for specific events. America’s Cup yachts were 12 metres long but did not rely on length for their performance but formula. Following the presentation as the evening drew to a close many members chose to catch up after the Christmas Break over a coffee and took the opportunity to purchase the great PCV t-shirts………………. have you purchased yours yet??????

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from race control Welcome to the start of the 2013 season. Our first meeting was the very popular Phillip Island Sprint, held on 3 February. It included a 4 car contingent from South Australia. The first event of the year was supposed to be at Calder. There has been a long running dispute between the owners and controllers of the Calder facility, Bob and Rodney Jane. After a settlement reached in a Supreme Court action in October last year, Rodney informed us, as one of the clubs with a paid up booking for 2013, that he hadn’t received our booking moneys from his father and we would have to pay again in order to use the track and take steps to recover our money from Bob. As we disputed this interpretation of our longstanding arrangements in using this track, we moved our booking to Phillip Island while we sort out the mess. This dispute, at the time of writing still hangs over our 27 April planned driver training and evening sprint booking. Other clubs are in a similar position. Bookings this year have also been complicated by resurfacing at Sandown and Phillip Island and higher commercial bookings of both tracks by commercial drive-experience organisations. Nevertheless, the upside of the resurfacing is a new surface at Phillip Island. The surface was levelled and some corners reshaped. A downside is the tyre wear, which reportedly will drop after a couple of months track usage. The morning started well, clear and hot. The track looked great but the day didn’t start well with an off at turn 12 with the car seriously damaged against the concrete wall. The restarts were accompanied by a serious off in Siberia and another at the Hayshed. All the drivers were OK, and the safety crew complimented our marshals at Siberia for their incident management. The track seems to have a different limit adhesion to what experienced drivers were used to, and times generally were down. The exceptions was Garry Voges who broke Simon Baxter’s long standing D Class record and Stan Bougadakis who broke the 2012 GT record. Matt Stoupas, of course doesn’t recognise any limits (adhesion or anything else) and he set a new Open club record in his 996 RSR 4.0 of a blistering 1m 37.4s. The PCV Sandown Regularity held at Sandown was another warm event with both days having mid 30’s temperatures. The pit was full of a variety of cars – Holdens and Fords, including some very tuneful Torana and Commodore V8’s, MG’s, Triumph TR6 TR7 and Spitfires, a clutch of Alfa’s and BMW’s and the inevitable Nissan GTR’s. The event worked out well – first place went to a club team. First, Weltmeister

1, Ben Faggeter (993) Phil Treloar (996) Manny Mezzalama (993) and Bob Hawker’s purple 964. A very close second was TSOA Racing with the Porsche Specialists third (Peter Harrison, Mark Chrzanowski, Grant Stephenson and Rick Moscati). In a field of 22 teams and 109 drivers we had 50 PCV members. This is smaller than we would have liked and a lot of effort by a variety of people went into trying to keep it profitable to the club. The future for this event depends on sufficient entries to make it profitable, so that we can continue to provide an event that contributes to the Club motorsport experience in Victoria and our place in it. The club would like to thank Jeff Thomas and Michael Chapman for their sterling efforts bringing the event to fruition, and note the very complementary feedback we received on the way the day had been run from competitors and other participants. The next event was at the Bryant Park hill climb circuit on the long weekend. This was the only free day that GCC had to offer the facility before the Calder event at the end of April, and it was only available on a no catering no timing basis, as the GCC club volunteers were all at the Phillip Island Classic. We therefore arranged our own catering, charged up our timing equipment and plugged in Peter Harrison’s new front end for the timing gear for its inaugural outing.

There is a distinct possibility that Calder may not proceed and unless we can find a replacement for Atwood, we may only have Rennsport between Haunted Hills on 10 March and Sandown on 8 June. This is not the level of activity we are accustomed to and is receiving our best efforts to rectify the situation. 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. Give it a go! This is my last Race Control as Competition Director, Tony Carolan is taking the reins from 1 July. I would like to thank the volunteers on the Competition Committee, the marshals and the Marshals Coordinator Robin Humphries for their fantastic support. I hope that you all have enjoyed Porsche Club Victoria Motorsport in the last 4 years as much as I have. Enjoy your events. Andrew Bonwick, Competition Director

It was not a good day. The numbers were down, possibly due to the long weekend or the limited time since the Regularity. The day was very hot and humid, and a variety of technical glitches kept us from providing progressive timing printouts – so competitors were unaware of their standings. At one level, this could be said that put pressure on to do your best all day, but a good club day usually includes more than a little rivalry between competitors, and this was missing. Finally, with the low numbers there were less ‘points’ on offer, so making the event less valuable. As I write we are trying to find a replacement for the Attwood event that had been scheduled for 7 April and cancelled last Friday (Mar 15). In a normal competition season we run 11 meetings, plus president’s Day plus the regularity in 10 months – an event every 3 weeks. Scheduling tracks is always an issue – trying to find track availability between holidays and Mother’s days and track commitments every 3 weeks is very character building, as they say. This 6 months is the worst I have seen, with the track resurfacing activities pushing events out of January into the rest of this first half of the year, plus the placement of Rennsport in late May, plus a last minute rescheduling at Winton forcing our Winton DECA weekend back a fortnight.

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Porsche again sets a new high-performance standard The new 911 GT3 brings innovation to the street The 911 GT3 brings out the Porsche DNA in its rawest form, and embodies the “Idea 911” wholeheartedly. The all-new high performance sports car offers both performance and efficiency, as well as driving enjoyment and practicality at an entirely new level. A wealth of technical innovations preserves the original and direct driving experience while combining it with enhanced driving dynamics. The first active rear-wheel steering in a production Porsche plays an essential part here, resulting in an entirely new, even more emotional GT3 feeling. The new 911 GT3 is based on the current 911 Carrera series. However; engine, transmission, and chassis have all been further developed and in some cases bring a radical departure from other 911 Carrera models. The two-seater is powered by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine with direct petrol injection for the first time, producing 350 kW (475 hp). Although the engine is based on the 911 Carrera S engine it shares only few common parts. Many components, particularly the crankshaft and valvetrain, are specially adapted or developed for the GT3. For example, Porsche is once again using titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. These modifications set the stage for an extremely high 9,000 rpm rev limit. The 911 GT3 breaks more new ground by coming standard with a new seven-speed Doppelkupplung PDK manual gearbox – with characteristics inspired by sequential gearboxes used in motor racing. It is extremely responsive and now with shorter gear ratios to maximise acceleration. This 911 GT3 now sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds on its way to a 315 km/h top speed. The use of active rear-wheel steering for the first time on the new 911 GT3 brings further gains in handling precision and lateral dynamics. Depending on road speed, the system steers in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, to improve agility and stability. Among other new dynamic driving features are the electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock and dynamic engine mounts. The height, toe and camber of the newly developed all-aluminium chassis are still adjustable. The new, 20-inch forged alloy wheels with single central locknut now permit larger tyres and in turn more mechanical grip. Traditionally, the 911 GT3 comes as a twoseater based on the lightweight body of the current-generation 911 Carrera. However, the front and rear body sections are always model-specific. The 911 GT3 therefore features a rear body section that is 44 mm wider than the Carrera S. Another clear identifying feature is the large, fixed rear

wing. This makes a decisive contribution to the exemplary aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3, which combines low air resistance with a further increase in so called ‘negative lift’.

pump, and lightweight design and materials. As a result the new engine weighs around 25 kg less than its predecessor and a phenomenal displacement of 125 hp / litre (92 kW / litre).

As a result, the new 911 GT3 once again resets performance benchmarks. In addition to reaching 100 km/h from standstill in just 3.5 seconds, the 911 GTS eclipses 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds. The 315 km/h top speed is reached in seventh hear – top gear – of the PDK transmission. And the lap time on the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife is even more impressive: the new 911 GT3 cracking the 7 min 30 sec mark.

Much of the focus of the new engine is the cylinder heads, which differ fundamentally from those of the base engine, and were specifically developed for the 911 GT3. To enable peak performance values and high rpm, the new cylinder heads are equipped with large intake and exhaust ports, large valves, and separate valve control with rocker arm. Cooling and oil supply are also at optimum settings to account for the high loads.

Completely new: Sports engine with high-revving concept.

The valve actuation via rocker arms with hydraulic valve clearance compensation is another unique feature. The concept embodied in the 911 GT3 engine originates from racing and allows very high engine speeds on one hand, while the other cams with performance oriented profiles permit a larger stroke and long valve opening time.

The Porsche Motorsport Department has an entirely new engine for the 911 GT3. This engine is a synthesis of the previous GT3 high-performance engine (the potential of which had been largely exhausted) and the new engine generation of the current 911 Carrera series. For instance, the new engine comes with typical motorsports characteristics, such as dry sump lubrication, high-revving power and titanium forgings.

Limited numbers of the all new 911 GT3 will go on sale in Australia late in the year. Pricing is not finalised and will be announced closer to launch.

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Story: Janet Conheady Photos: Felix Rieniets

FAMILY DAY Sunday, 24th March, 2013 Eltham Lower Park, home of the fabulous Diamond Valley Railway, was an ideal location for our PCV Family Fun Day. The Diamond Valley Railway is a ten minute train ride aboard one of the mini trains taking in the beautiful bushland, traveling over bridges and creeks, through tunnels before arriving back to the Heritage style station. Even more amazing is it is not only over-excited children that board this train – it caters for all ages. But this was only one aspect of our fun filled day – Carly & Lisa were very busy on the sports field with an enthusiastic crowd of youngsters queuing up for the egg and spoon races and the sack races – some children had never done this before so there were plenty of squeals and eager cheers from proud Porsche parents!! I would have to say without a doubt the biggest hit of the day was Miss Amy, the most amazingly talented face painter who worked her magic with some very special butterfly faces, a very cute lion and young Hudson with a reptile climbing along his forearm. Part of this talented young ladies magic was her own special sequinned fairy dress and wings – every little girl’s dream. At this point in time I must mention that Carly and Lisa worked particularly hard along with the ever capable Michael Bailey on arranging this event. BBQ, tables, umbrellas, the marquee, banners, witches hats so many things had to be taken to this venue. Now we get on to the food. Don Ballingall and Michael Bailey did a superb job cooking sausages and hamburgers for the hungry hoards – well over one hundred and twenty people!! Hot cross buns, fruit, icy poles and of course Easter Eggs went down very well too. Getting back to squeals and laughter the day finished on a real high with both tiny and bigger kids taking part in an Easter egg hunt with every one taking home a bag of Easter treats. Unsure about the kids but I know a few adults returned home weary and in need of a nanna nap!

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Story: Will Darvall Photos: Ron Widdison

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what’s in your garage?

Don & Janent with assistant photographer Jack Widdison

This is not yer average collection! Try a Turbo Look 924, a 944, His and Her 928’s, a Cayenne, His and Her old Rollers and a Lotus 27, owned by PCV stalwarts Janet Conheady and Don Ballingall! They have both been members of the Social Committee for many years, with Janet particularly being proactive and imaginative in conceiving and organising events and then writing articles about them for the magazine! Don usually assists at events and may be the one who tells you that you’ve had enough, when you fall face first into his bar! Don’s ka-ching moment as a boy was when he fell in love with the MGA, so he later bought one and started racing, his career lasting from ’78 to about 2002. There was also a Lotus 20; the (Doug) Whiteford Special, built by Harry Firth; a Wrenn 1500 Formula Ford; Formula Vee and Lotus Europa and Esprit. He was Outright CAMS champion for Historics in ’82, winner of the Alan Jones Memorial Trophy for Historics in ’83 and ’84, winner of the Vic State Series for Historics in ’88, VHRR Class Champion in ’96, Class winner in the MGA 20 times at the Geelong Speed Trials and there are over 100 First Place trophies in his cabinet!

“Crewe” - the birth place of Rolls Royce

This irrational love of the MGA led Don to open Ballingall MG Spares in West Heidelberg in ’82, which grew spectacularly, at one stage employing 13 mechanics in the workshop! They built or rebuilt over 200 cars, including many specials. With the passing of the years, that business has contracted, but because of Don’s expertise and his history of VACC pre-purchase inspections, he was invited by Vic Roads to become one of 26 Vehicle Identity Validation inspectors around Victoria, because of the vehicle rebirthing problem and the need to assess repairable write offs for registration. Through this he became linked to Police Forensics and the Organized Motor Vehicle Theft squad. He has many interesting stories to tell! Janet and Don work side by side in both businesses, with Janet now handling most of the MG sales.

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In spite of, or because of, all the race cars, Don found that he loved the comfort of his mate’s Roller, so bought himself an ’80 Silver Shadow 2, a 6.9 with the 4 speed GM Turbo Hydramatic. Janet bought hers because “Don wanted it”, a ’68 Shadow 1, with a 6.2 and 3 speed Hydramatic, one of 993 built. The Shadow remains more desirable than the later Silver Spirit, which was built by robots, rather than the human kind. Each radiator grille has the engraved initials of the maker and the date, which allows RR to quadruple the price! The Lotus 27 is a ’64 monocoque, with an 1100 Ford Cosworth motor, for Formula Junior racing. They were also fitted with a Lotus Ford 1500 for Formula 2. 38 were made, maybe 24 remain and this is the only one in Australia. It has been totally rebuilt by Jim Hardman, after passing through several owners, following a crash.

The humble 924 is the one that started that whole line of front engine 4 cylinder models, finishing with the desirable 968 variants. The ’05 Cayenne S will soon be sold, as it is no longer required as a work horse, following several years’ use during construction of Don’s and Janet’s new home. Their new you beaut garage is huge, with room for all their cars, memorabilia, trophies, odds and ends, endless projects and even a giant game of chess or checkers! Projected phasing out of their businesses should leave them more time to enjoy their toys. Don’t you love the Crewe number plates, from the original home of Rolls Royce, on all the cars, except the Rollers!

The black ’95 993 Cab has recently been totally restored, by Adrian Harkin and other skilled elves, with an excellent result. Janet also recently acquired her delightful and much loved ’89 928 S4, in the rare Riviera Blue, while Don has the ’84 928S. These grand cars are in so many collections, prized and admired. Janet’s car has the Jebsen and Co sticker, from the original Hong Kong dealership, on the rear quarter window. Custom cat seat in the 944

The 2.7 944 is another valued model and there is another project 944 S waiting in the wings. ‘64 Lotus 27

Part of Don’s trophy collection

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More trophies and model collection


993 C2 Cab, 944 and 928 S4

‘80 Silver Shadow

‘68 Silver Shadow

Cayenne S

928 S

928 S4

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PCV on and off the track, at the

PHILLIP iSLAND H I S T O R I C S March 8-10 2013

story: Will Darvall photos : Tristan DeCarro & Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien

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If you’ve never been to the world renowned Phillip Island Historic Festival of Motor Sport, then you’re missing an amazing experience. The event is staged every March by the VHRR (Victorian Historic Racing Register), and attracts entrants from all over Australia and many other countries. Numbers were down a bit this year; only 450! A sister event is held annually at Sandown in October and a smaller event held at Winton in August. Other Historic events are held by the VSCC (Vintage Sports Car Club). This year, about 20 past or present PCV members competed on the track and 22 members participated in the Shannons Walk Club display, which is open to all Car Clubs, by application. In the PCV display, set up next to the top of the main straight, there were about 12 cars on the Saturday, with 6 other cars being displayed in the large Expo centre, opposite the Start line, in pride of place down the centre of the building. PCV was offered 6 display places on each of Saturday and Sunday, to celebrate 50 years of the 911 (and perhaps to make up for my complaints about the chaotic “organization” the year before). Normally, we are only offered 1 or 2 Expo places for Club cars. On

Sunday, less cars attended the PCV site and 5 cars were lined up in the Expo centre. PCV has been involved in the Shannon’s Walk (now having no apparent input frm Shannons) for the 10 years it has been operating. A beautiful mid-50’s Lancia Aurelia, similar in shape and purity of line to the first 911, was judged this year’s best Club car. On the track, 46 races are run over the weekend, following a day of practice on Friday. Basically, each of 12 large categories, running about 40 cars each, get 2 runs on Saturday and 2 runs on Sunday. PCV members ran in Regularity, group R Sports (from ’78-mid 80’s), Group C Touring Cars

(’84-’92), Group Sb Production Sports (’61-’69) and Group Sc Production Sports (’70-’77). There were many highlights. In Regularity, Ian Henderson unveiled his restored ex- Brian Foley ‘69 911S “Chesterfield” car, in magnificent original livery. In Sb, Alex Webster ran his ’69 911S, while Joe DiBartolo pushed his big ’69 Corvette. In the International Sportscar Challenge (also to be run at the AGP the following week), there was a sensational field of local and 22 invited cars, 42 in all, fighting out a series of thunderous races. Clear winner in each race was the March 717 8.8 litre rocket ship of Englishman Michael Lyons. The Porsche factory “Jules” 936, winner of Le Mans in ‘76-‘77 and brought out of retirement to win again in ’81, was actually driven in anger by Alex Davison, coming 5th in the Sunday feature race. The car had arrived on the docks at 10 PM on Thursday, was tentatively run by (PCV member) Klaus Bischof on Friday and raced by Alex over the weekend. Apparently, this is a new direction for Porsche, rather than just doing demonstrations of museum cars. Well known R Sports pilots in that race were Phil Verwoert, Wayne Park, Peter Harburg, and Rusty French in the 935. In the Formula 5000 and Groups Q&R Racing, it was great to see Alan Hamilton’s ’70 McLaren M10B, the Kevin Bartlett car, (sister car to Alan’s), back on the track, being driven by Alfie Costanzo. Apart from some fuel pump troubles, it looked beautiful and ran well. Group Sc is largely a Porsche ’75-’77 Carrera shoot out, with many PCV members running at the pointy end, including Michael Browning, Rohan Little, Stan Adler and new chum Sven Burchartz. They couldn’t catch Rusty French, who was on fire, driving the ex-Perry Spiridis ’72 Pantera. Jeff Thomas, new Pres of the Datsun Club (just joking), runs his orphan ’74 260Z in the top ten. Other well known names are Geoff Morgan and David Withers, while Spencer Harrison looks after them, being without chariot at the moment. As I said, you have to be there to see amazing cars in amazing races, with some memorable images, on and off the track. Barb and I will never forget seeing two ’74 Matra Simca MS 670B/C “Gitanes” cars in the pits, one with its engine lid up, showing the exquisite V12 engine, while two more V12’s were being adjusted on the floor of the garage, one sitting in a container, like a large sewing machine case, complete with lid!

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Phillip Island Story: Marcus Lethlean Photos: Ron Widdison

3rd February 2013

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Everyone was looking forward to this one – a brand new resurfaced track let’s just watch those track records fall away, history will be made today – just a matter of the perfect time of the day.

M1 produced a new competitor in easily the most excitingly developed car for the new season, Nick Karnaros put his new Batmobile through it’s paces setting a 1.44.3, 2 secs ahead of Bob Hawker in his stunning Cup car.

Might it be the first session when the induction is at its best and the track is just starting to grip up? Or, perhaps the middle of the day when rubber vulcanization is at its most tacky due to the high track temperature? Or, at the end of the day when everyone’s tyres have laid their stickiest compound of the day?

Matt Stoupas unleashed his RSR and did set a new record, 1.37.4 secs. There it is, a record – well done Matt.

Or perhaps we all over thought it, a bit too much chicken hawk and not enough pick up where we all left off last year.

Class B track times were sharp, personal bests were the order of the day, I was trumped by Michael in the 987 by .08 of a sec, with Rick right behind by .14 sec, results for the day still to be decided.

What a day though! Heaps of newbie’s, a gaggle of old faces back on track for the joy of it and the steely smiles of the regular competition crew.

Private track sessions and countless laps unlock the secrets to Phillip Island. Discovering these wormholes might change our spacetime continuum and find 0.3sec around the track, do that 4-5 times on the one lap and the records will fall, new surface or old.

Andrew et al gave us all a warm welcome for the new year and set us on our way. In Class D Mel and Garry put it together very well, putting down impressive times with Garry picking up the first points after an impressive season 2012. In Class C Simon Dunn and Aaron Ireland hit the track determined to get the best from themselves, Simon came away with a personal best but just missed the top spot. Peter Mattheson nailed a low 113 and seemed to savor the day.

In Class A, Steven McLaughlan unveiled his new weapon the Cayman R, perhaps the best cornering Porsche built in recent years. Not to be upstaged, Phil Trelor and Bruce Young’s mid corner speed still staved off the new attack with Phil winning the day, Bruce 0.5 sec behind the pace, Steve third. In GT, Stan started with top points and a 1.49 flat, pursued closely by Paul McLaughlan and Theo. Harry the quiet Greek made a return to the track in his beautiful 997 Carrera S after a year in waiting following “the incident”, we were all happy to see him back, not as delighted for the disco in this garage. In M2 Joshua Fitt finished with top points and a 1.48.9 in his 993 with Manny coming in second and dad Fitt 3rd.

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Last night I had dinner with a former V8, Formula Holden competitor and discussed the track in length. The way he spoke of every piece of the track made me feel like his track experience over the years produced 5-6 very important wormholes that every professional driver has to discover to be competitive at the Island

The track had it’s way with some of us on that day, the yellow GT3 ended up hitting the inside wall of the straight to end up trailered home. Tony put his GT3 on its lid around Syberia after what could have been described as an innocuous two wheel off track expedition gone wrong – thankfully, only metal was bent in both instances. Most have a special regard for the Island, it always asks us to get the best out of ourselves. Thanks for everyone who made the day incredible, special thanks to the marshals and volunteers.


Porsche Club of Victoria Phillip Island Sunday, 3 February 2013 Driver

Car

Result

Class Position

Outright Position

Class Points

Outright Points

Class: OPEN Matthew Stoupas

996 RSR 4.0

97.401

1

1

25

25

Greg Muller

996 Turbo

106.626

2

4

20

13

Sally-Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

107.406

3

5

16

11

Andrew Gott

911 Turbo

109.260

4

11

13

5

CARLO ATTARD

996

110.335

Tim Williams

997 GT3 3.6

110.470

5

16

11

Chris Mason

GT3 CS 3.6

114.046

6

36

10

Greg Humphries

GT3 3.6

115.329

7

45

9

Tony Hughes

930 3.0 Turbo

116.337

8

50

8

Brett Mason

GT3 CS 3.6

116.518

9

53

7

Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT3

999.000

10

74

6

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

104.307

1

2

25

20

Bob Hawker

996 GT3

106.512

2

3

20

16

Sven Burchartz

911 Carrera 2.8

110.902

3

17

16

ROHAN LITTLE

911 Carrera 2.7

112.864

4

27

13

Andrew Goulsbra

944 2.5 Turbo S (951

113.059

5

29

11

Joshua Fitt

993 Carrera

108.903

1

7

25

9

Manny Mezzasalma

993 3.6

109.596

2

14

20

2

Bryan Fitt

993 Carrera

112.222

3

26

16

Howard Burton

993 3.6

113.865

4

33

13

Malcolm Batten

964 C2

114.517

5

38

11

Michael Lentini

911 RSR (rep)

114.888

6

42

10

peter perrin

964

116.114

7

49

9

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

109.099

1

8

25

8

Paul McLaughlan

GT3 996 3.6

109.426

2

12

20

4

Theo Mihelakos

996 GT3

109.488

3

13

16

3

Harry Philippou

997 Carrera S 3.8

111.662

4

20

13

BRETT HELMERS

GT3

111.722

5

21

11

Philippe Chabbert

996 GT3 3.6

112.908

6

28

10

Tony Carolan

GT3 3.6

113.417

7

31

9

Bill Olayos

996 Turbo

113.956

8

34

8

Richard Batchelor

997 Carrera S 3.8

116.476

9

52

7

Xin Zhao

996 Turbo

118.473

10

55

Simon ZETTL

GT3 996

999.000

Class: M1

Class: M2

Class: GT

Driver A Class:

Car

Result

Class11 Position

73 Outright Position

6 5 Class Points

Outright Points

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

108.684

1

6

25

Friday, February 2013 Bruce 8Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

109.185

2

9

20

10

Steven McLaughlan

Cayman R

109.213

3

10

16

6

Aranka Young

Boxster Spyder 3.4

109.938

4

15

13

1

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

114.668

5

40

11

Graham Williams

997 Series 2

114.790

6

41

10

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

114.905

7

43

9

John McGregor

996 3.4

115.588

8

46

8

Rob Whyte

997 3.6

121.238

Geoff Mould

997 3.6 Carrera

122.306

9

62

7

Peter Vasta

996

125.565

10

64

6

Domenic Salerno

Boxster S 3400

126.117

Andrew Sherriff

Cayman S

126.236

11

65

5

Garry Saber

Cayman S

131.887

12

70

4

Michael Herrod

Boxster S

111.514

1

18

25

Marcus Lethlean

964 C2 3.6

111.591

2

19

20

Rick Moscati

964 C2

111.735

3

22

16

Glenn Cook

968 CS 3.0

111.738

4

23

13

Bill Sevastas

964 C2

113.717

5

32

11

Stuart Drummond

968

115.967

6

47

10

Richard Thompson

911

116.059

7

48

9

Domenico smundin

911 Carrera 3.2

121.078

8

60

8

Ron Widdison

911 Club Sport 3.2

129.840

9

68

7

Brent Howard

968 CS

131.876

10

69

6

ivan barbic

911 Carrera

132.036

11

71

5

Aaron Ireland

911 SC 3.0

111.835

1

24

25

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

112.153

2

25

20

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

113.399

3

30

16

mark chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

114.001

4

35

13

Michael Browning

911 3.0 Carrera

114.633

5

39

11

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

115.174

6

44

10

Michael O'Brien

911 SC 3.0

118.212

7

54

9

Wayne Kenafacke

Boxster

120.050

8

56

8

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

120.652

9

58

7

Ian van Driel

911 SC 3.0

120.670

10

59

6

Michael McCabe

911 Carrera 3.0

125.222

11

63

5

Peter Modica

911 3.0 SC

129.250

12

67

4

944 S2

114.373

Boxster

116.399

Car 944 2.5

120.196 Result

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Class: B

Class: C

Class: D Garry Voges Melanie Treloar

Driver Tim Rout

Bruce Pollard

1

Class2 Position 3

37 51 Outright Position 57

25

Class 20 Points 16

944 3.0 S2

121.297

4

61

13

911 3.0 SC

128.650

5

66

11

911 SC

143.209

6

72

10

Christian Fitzgerald

BMW 135

110.830

Jon Lawson

WRX

121.145

Daryl Curyer

996 4S

121.834

Amelia Eime

GT3

122.132

Tim O'Daly

GT3

122.310

Denis Lambrou-Fernando

911 3.0 SC

122.468

Doug McPherson

964 C2

123.814

Raymond Bessell

996

133.156

Friday, 8 February 2013 Philip Cox

Harvey van Driel

Outright Points Page 2 of 3

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Sandown 6hr Story: Josh Fitt Photos: Ron Widdison

Regularity Relay

3rd February 2013

The Regularity brings with it its own set of challenges other then what we are normally faced with on a regular race day. Thoughts of lap times, gear selection and track lines shift quickly to bonus laps, nominated times, factors, strategy, and appropriate pit communication, all which culminate in something about as simple as piloting a shuttle into space, oh and did I mention most simply that first over the line after the chequered flag doesn’t necessarily win! Where to start?!?! A 6hr race sounds simple. Race from chequered flag to chequered flag, first over the line after 6 hours wins the event. All Sorted? Nah, not so quickly! The 6hr “Regularity” brings an entirely new challenge to the seasoned PCV racers whom frequent the racetracks throughout Victoria. We often think of club Motorsport as the fastest driver over one lap wins the day. Not here! The inclusion of the word “regularity” changes the whole dynamics of the event, as such the usual “fastest wins” mentality is thrown out the window with the inclusion of the “most consistent” team wins!

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So how does this all work…as simply as possible, nominate a lap time. Try and obtain a lap time that lies within that second without going under. There’s plenty of mathematical formula that calculate an outcome but it all boils down to the team that can consistently achieve times that fall within that zone throughout the 6hrs. Seems simple doesn’t it? Mix that in with cars ranging from Porsches, Fiats, Renaults, Holdens, BMWs, Nissans, Hondas, MGs, Triumphs, Mazdas, Peugeots Corvettes, Alfa Romeos, TVRs and remarkably a trio of Hyundai Excels, negotiating traffic became the order of the day! With closing speeds and corner speeds varying dramatically everyone was made well aware of approaching cars with ease

courtesy of flag marshals whom were using the event as pre event training for the F1 GP. The event was held at Sandown International Raceway, over the weekend of the 23rd 24th of February, with practice taking place on the Saturday and Sunday being race day. Having blown the cobwebs out from last years regularity and with a base lap time locked away Saturday afternoon and Sunday’s thoughts drifted to strategy and how best to deal with the 6hrs ahead. With Sandown turning on the weather yet again across the weekend, temperatures approached mid thirties across both days of racing, and as such car and driver preservation were firmly in the forefront of most


people’s minds. There were 2 distinct forms of strategy that were exercised throughout the 6hrs. The first being to fill each car up to the brim with fuel and run them till they were empty. By doing this less time was wasted in driver changes and once a rhythm was obtained on track theoretically more bonus laps should be achieved. Contrastingly a strategy to limit both driver and car fatigueD saw the majority opting for stints between 30 and 50 minutes. As the day progressed and drivers became more and more fatigued there were surprisingly few brake downs or off track excursions but sadly the newly surfaced section of the track around turn 4 failed to fare so well resembling that of a gravel back road as the final hours approached. As 4 o’clock approached the weary bodies began to assemble on the pit straight to see their final drivers approaching the chequered flag. Exhaustion both mentally and physically could be seen across most faces however given this all teams still managed to achieve a finish in the six hours some would say remarkable given some of the machinery doing the rounds - a true testament to everyone that prepared the variety of cars. As the 6th hour of racing concluded it could be fair to say that for some just finishing was an achievement but for others the real achievement was the enjoyment shared with their teammates, team mangers, family and friends. The real spirit of the event was on show throughout the day, you only had to walk the pits for an insight into what the 6 hour is really about; comradery, racing with mates, laughter and sheer enjoyment, a real highlight on the annual calendar and something to thoroughly look forward to again in 2014.

groups of people. Firstly the support of team managers and family and friends who came down throughout the weekend to assist with running the individual teams. Without them it’s fair to say we wouldn’t have been able to participate at anywhere near the level that all the teams managed. Secondly all the officials that made the event run so smoothly and hassle free throughout the course of the weekend. It was a massive undertaking with plenty of planning and organising and one that was pulled off with precision. To the results! With Porsche dominating the entrance it would be a silly person to bet against the odds, and as such of the three place getters 2 of them were Porsche teams split by a team of Triumphs! Congrats must go to Team Welmeister consisting of Ben Faggetter, Bob Hawker, Manny Mezzasalma, Phil Treloar and the Porsche Specialists consisting of Peter Harrison, Mark Chrzanowski, Rick Moscati, Grant Stephenson for representing the club on 1st and third step of the podium. As Jeff Thomas said in the presentation its probably not a bad thing that Porsche wasn’t represented on all steps of the podium as we rely on other marques to come and participate in these events. Without them we wouldn’t be able to run such a diverse and interesting event! We can only hope that everyone and many more turn up to do it all again in 2014!

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It was great to be back at haunted Hills again. This place even though an hour and a half away from Melbourne is for me one of the most challenging and exciting circuits we have in Victoria. A perfect lap is difficult to achieve, due to the fact that we run on cold tyres for one lap blasts, it just gets the ‘blood boiling’, I just love it!! The day was hot, damn hot! Driving the ‘RSR’, sadly for the last time competing in the club, it was like climbing into a microwave each time I had a run. No air conditioning, no windows and parked in the sun, it was almost unbearable. But I love the car so much these issues become insignificant when I get the opportunity to drive the rocket. The morning had its usual banter with a small few reminding, my old mate Theo Mihelakos how to drive (the 3 x club champion must feel like it was a different lifetime when they were won, for now my Greek mate looks slow! haha) and then there were a few other jibes going on, but all part of the fun. The day got underway on time with the first run being the figure 8 run. This direction / track is brilliant and fast flowing. The only

difficulty we have as drivers was that our times were not going to be posted all day, so the idea of going hard but not too hard was another challenge in itself. I for one decided that a 8 ‘tenths’ approach was ideal and just take it as it comes re the results. The next run was the ‘clock wise’ track and this is quite a frightening run in the faster vehicles, simply because of the ‘Oh S#$t drop!’. In my case it was throttle off and coast, otherwise I was quite simply air borne before I knew it, and for the RSR that wasn’t a good idea!! But me being me I still wanted to push a little harder, but just kept telling myself NO! Then after lunch we ran the short loop. It was the first time I personally had driven the track and wow, short but a hoot! It was a quick blast off the line a little to the right snap into second gear, a dab on the brakes, turn left, accelerate as you turn right and select third and push all the way down the right bend of the hill, then a quick dab on the brakes and straight across the cross over to turn up the hill. I only lifted slightly and powered up the hill down the back straight, selected fourth for a short squirt and then back to second for the right hander, down to the left

hander flat out, and brake a little before turning left and squeezing the throttle where I could, then the last basterd right hand corner that always induces oversteer as we head over the finish line. All that in 37 seconds and you think to yourself ‘wow, bloody short but hard. I loved it and after four runs, you only wanted more!! On my last run I drove up the hill from the finish line still quite pumped up to the car park. I turned the car off and then it hit me “Shit, that’s it, I’m never driving this car again!!” The car is one of 16 produced that had competed in 4 Le Man’s, 4 Daytona 24 hours, 4 Sebrings and many more ‘Le Mans series’ events, with race wins and podium finishes, a real piece of Porsche Motor Sport history. So on to the trailer for the very last time at a club event. So to the results and sadly due to the timing of the event, not all the classes were full. D class was won comfortably by Melanie Treloar and second was Philip Cox. C class was won by the usual suspect Aaron Ireland, who drove the wheels off his little 911SC. Peter Matherson followed him to second place in class and Cameron Goodyear is still gaining his confidence back (after the Philip Island incident) was third. B class saw ‘Tricky Ricky’ Rick Moscati have a comfortable win as he pushed hard all day to break lap records and second was Brett Howard in his 968 CS. A class was won by Steven McLaughlan in the rocket ship Cayman R. The car looked to point and go anywhere Steve wanted to go and Steve pushed for Outright honours all day. Phil Treloar trailed Steve all day in his ‘loan’ car 993 (Phil’s 996 had a little engine issue after his Outright win at Sandown) and he gathered valuable points. GT Class was won comfortably by Stan Bougadakis in his 997 ‘S’. He had the pleasure of breaking lap records and beating Theo (Captain Slow) Mihelakos and his good mate and rookie driver Brett Helmers (3rd). M2 Class sadly just had one competitor which was Ben Faggetter and Ben drove hard all day pushing the 993 for lap records, breaking two of them and finishing 3rd Outright. M1 Class saw Bob Hawker drive hard all day, trying hard for outright first place and a class win. He secured his class win, but fell short for Outright first to finish a close second outright. Andrew Goulsbra finished a distant second in his 944 Turbo ‘S’. Open Class saw me Matthew Stoupas have a win and just to give it to Bob, an Outright win as well (I do enjoy our banter, it’s great fun). Greg Muller was second in the 996 Turbo rocket with Tim Williams in his beautiful GT3 finishing in class. That wraps up the day, a great track, a great day and thanks to all the Marshals and organisers who helped on the day! It was damn HOT! See you all soon

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On a recent business trip to Munich, I managed to squeeze in a day to take the 230km drive from Munch to Stuttgart. The Porsche Museum at Porscheplatz 1 , Zuffenhausen Stuttgart to be precise. I borrowed a colleagues Luxurious VW Van fitted with heated leather seats and most importantly snow tyres and hit the highway in torrential rain. After 2.5 hours of very wet weather I turned off the motorway and headed through some local roads, where I saw street signs saying ‘Porsche Museum’ in a familiar Porsche block font. I soon pulled into the underground car park of the Porsche Museum, where I had to take a ticket to enter the car park. This was going to be interesting. Driving a right hand drive car on the wrong side of the road was not a problem on the highways however taking a ticket to enter the car park was. Without a passenger to take the car park ticket, I had to put the van into park, hand brake on and shift into the passenger seat to take the ticket. Then back into the driver seat to park the van and head inside. Around the outskirts of the car park were numerous old Porsches, hidden by car covers. Most silhouettes were familiar: 356, 911, 944 and then an open wheeler or race car that I could pick from its covered form. My excitement was truly building. For me the Porsche Museum was car heaven if there is such a place. Once inside the Museum I bought my entry ticket and took the audio unit so I could listen to extra information about each car. Of the pre Porsche Era vehicles was the first ever Fire Truck, as designed by Ferry Porsche to assist his local fire brigade in the 1930’s and a couple of race cars from the pre Porsche, Porsche days.

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I was soon distracted by the noise of a car running and revving enthusiastically indoors. I headed swiftly up the stairs where I saw a 993 connected to large pipes in the floor which vent the exhaust outside while allowing the car to be running inside the museum. This 993 was a world record holder for a production sports car endurance. The 993 was soon turned off and I headed back to take a look at Porsche number 1. Porsche Number 1 and subsequent 356’s were displayed and I looked at them from all angles taking in the details, from seats to door handles. What is very apparent is the progression and development from one car to the next. All the cars are immaculately clean yet there is some wear and tear showing the cars have been driven in recent years. The wooden steering wheels with Porsche Logo’s beg to be held. Unfortunately no touching. The 356’s led into early racing cars. I was taken by how small the early racing cars are. Smaller and far lighter than later cars and with a real hand built feel. I looked and listened to the Audio and arrived at the 908/2 which was used in the filming of Steve McQueen’s Lemans movie. This particular car placed 2nd in the 12 Hours of Sebring and was entered by the production company for Le Mans. The 908 ran the entire race, carrying cameras and film throughout the 24 hour race. At pit stops the usual fuel, tyres and brakes were replaced with the addition of film for the movie cameras.

The Boxster concept, Carrera 3.2 Speedster concept and a 964 Panamercicana concept were very interesting but I was soon taking in Racing Cars from the 70’s. I thought it was Moby Dick but actually this was a 1.4 litre car built after hours by the race team. This 935 has the Martini livery like a model car I had as a child. I was standing taking in the car, even squatting down to examine the almost fluro colour wheels. Next a 934 with the widest rear tyres I have ever seen and a 924 Lemans Car. Then the 80’s, against the wall was a 962 but upside down. The Audio talked about ground effect and aerodynamics. I asked a German speaking man to take a photo of me with the 962 using sign language. Photo taken, I continued on past Carrera RS, GT2 race car and Tag McLaren F1 Car, with the Porsche Engine on display. This Metzger designed engine produced 1000Hp from 1.5 litres with twin Turbo’s. WOW!!!!


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Story: Michael Browning

Clubbing together: The Porsche Clubs of Australia With Australia becoming Porsche’s second overseas and first right hand drive market in 1951, it was hardly surprising that enthusiastic owners soon sought opportunities to share their passion ‘Down Under’. Sydney-based owners met and took part in informally organised outings from the mid1950s, while a large group of 356 owners gathered at Albert Park in Melbourne to watch Australia’s only Type 550 Spyder compete in the supporting sports car races at the 1958 Australian Grand Prix meeting. The Porsche Club of Australia & New Zealand

Porsche’s entrepreneurial Australian importer Norman Hamilton welcomed these moves and lent his support to the formation of the Porsche Club of Australia and New Zealand in June 1961. It was the 21st Porsche club formed worldwide, immediately before the Porsche clubs of France and Great Britain. However the task of coordinating a single national, let alone an international club in such a vast region proved difficult and instead evolved into the establishment of regional owners’ clubs around Australia. A truly national Porsche club, as originally envisaged by Norman Hamilton, had to wait until the formation of the Australian 356 Register in 1986. The Porsche club of New South Wales

The Porsche Club of New South Wales was the first, led by three enthusiastic 356 owners – Bob Becker, Brian Reed and John Ward. Reed visited the Porsche factory in August 1963 and on his return the PCNSW was formalised on September 18 as the 30th Porsche club, with Ward as its president, Reed as Vice President and Becker as secretary. While in Stuttgart, Reed say a range of Porsche club badges and on his return submitted his version ‘Porsche Club of N.S.W.’ based on the design of the Italian Porsche Club, which he admired. The Club’s first event later that year was a run to the then newly-completed Warragamba Dam, just outside Sydney. There were 10 Porsches, one VW Beetle and one VW Kombi. Meetings were held in different people’s homes in those early days, but as the membership grew, Scuderia Veloce Motors (now Porsche Centre Willoughby) came to the rescue and for the past 39 years has allowed the PCNSW to hold its monthly meetings in its showroom. 42

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Being Porsche owners, members wanted to explore the performance of their cars and track activity started at Warwick Farm (a modified horse racing facility) shortly after the Club’s foundation but grew to include Catalina Park in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, the famous Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst and, much later, the Amaroo Park and Oran Park racing circuits. Until early this century, track hire was shared with other clubs due to cost, but since 2002 with its growing membership – now standing at 750 –the Club has hired circuits in its own right. Despite this on-going interest in competitive activities, the social activities now hold the greatest attraction for the PCNSW’s current membership of 750, with separate Registers catering for 356, early 911, 924/944/968, 928, 993, Boxster owners. The PCNSW’s annual Concours d’Elegance is a highlight of the Club’s calendar, with the most recent event at the Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s Newington facility on the edge of the Parramatta River attracting a record attendance of 180 Porsches of all models.

Porsche Club of South Australia

Despite its relatively small size, with 210 current members, the Porsche Club of South Australia has always punched well above its weight and has some of the most enthusiastic Porsche owners in Australia, with around 60 per cent of members taking part in one or two events each year. The PCSA’s Drivers’ Championship was initiated in 1985 and still attracts new members wanting to explore their Porsches’ limits today. However like all the Australian Porsche Clubs, the pendulum of member interest has swung more strongly towards social activities since the arrival of the Boxster, while most of the early classic Porsches turn out only for social runs or ‘show & shine’ events. Porsche Club of Victoria

Porsche Club of Queensland

The Australia-wide recession in the earlymid 1960s severely dented Porsche sales in Australia and it took over a decade before other Porsche clubs formed in quick succession from the mid-1970s to early 1980s in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Canberra and Western Australia. In November 28, 1970, a meeting of around 10 Porsche 356 owners in Brisbane established the foundation of the Porsche Club of Queensland, which was formalised as the 47th Porsche club worldwide in June 1974. The Club’s first outing on August 4, 1974, was to Mt.Tambourine with nine Porsches attending. The Club’s first formal driver training day was held at Lakeside circuit on April 20, 1980; by September 1984 membership had risen to 450 cars; it topped 100 in 1994 and today stands at more than 500 individual, family and associate members, with PCQ Track Days now attracting up to 80 entrants. Club nights are hosted at both Brisbane and Gold Coast Porsche Centres, with attendances regularly exceeding 100 people. However the Club has also grown more community minded as it has matured. Following the disastrous Queensland floods of early 2011, the Club purchased a new motor scooter for one of its victims.

Despite being the historical ‘home’ of Porsche in Australia, Porsche owners in Victoria until the mid-1970s did not gather under the banner of a formal ‘club’ structure until two amateur motorsport enthusiasts, Kerry Reynolds and Vin Jacono, agreed that it would be interesting to test their driving skills against other Porsche owners. They took their idea to the late tony Jones, who was then Sales Manager of Porsche distributor Hamiltons, where they found that another Porsche enthusiast, Michael Stillwell, had expressed similar thoughts about forming a club. With encouragement from Jones, along with Norman and Alan Hamilton, the three got together, a series of preliminary discussions, culminating in the meeting of a Steering Committee, held at Reynolds’ home on July 5, 1975. At this meeting it was agreed that the club’s objective should be ‘The promotion of friendship among Porsche owners through organised motor sport and social activities’. Thirty eight years on, nothing has changed. The PCV’s inaugural general meeting at the Light Car Club on August 26, 1975 attracted approximately 60 people present, with the Club’s first elected committee seeing Stillwell as president, Reynolds as vicepresident, Garnet Luckins as secretary and Vin Jacono as Treasurer. Interestingly, one of the Club’s founding members present at that meeting – Will Darvall – is the PCV’s 2011-2012 President. Back to the future! The Club’s first competition event was a Sprint Meeting at Winton, Victoria, on August 1st,


1976 that attracted 41 Porsches. At that time there were 107 Porsches in the Club comprising 40 four-cylinder cars and 67 six-cylinder cars, but today that tally has grown to around 725 and comprises all Porsche models. From its earliest days, the PCV has played a major role in bringing Australia’s Porsche clubs together and in 1977 it initiated the first interstate meeting with South Australian enthusiasts at Mt.Gambier. The classing system for Club competition in those early days was simple – four or six cylinders. But with the popularity of these events and the greater variety of Porsches being entered – many of them modified – a major revision of the Competition Rules was undertaken in the late 1980s designed to ensure fair competition for members in factory-standard cars.

For a small Porsche club, which peaked at 183 paid up members, the PCC – like Canberra – has always has enjoyed a major presence in national Porsche affairs. In 1985 the Club hosted the National Porsche club meeting in Canberra and during the term of long-term President Aranka Young hosted a ‘Ride of Your Life’ promotion in conjunction with leading drivers Jim Richards and Tomas Mezera to raise $54,000 for the CanTeen charity, which assists teenagers with cancer, during the three years of the event. Also on Aranka’s watch the PCC in conjunction with Porsche Cars Australia and the German Embassy in Canberra organised a national Porsche Photo Competition that generated innovative entries from around Australia. Porsche Club of Western Australia

These rules have since formed the basis of Inter-Porsche Club competition in Australia. The other big change in the direction of Australian Porsche Clubs was also initiated by the PCV, when it began forming separate model ‘Registers’ in the early 2000s to cater for the different interests of members – a move which has since been replicated by other clubs. Since the PCV’s first Register run in 2003, the Club’s annual calendar has grown to encompass nine Registers that will be engaged in 25 separate events in 2012 covering rear, mid and front engined Porsche sports cars, plus a separate Cayenne Register. These activities are in addition to the PCV’s core events, which consist of five full club social runs, five club nights, 10 competition events and the Club’s annual Gala Dinner. It’s a busy club! The PCV’s other major contribution to Porsche enthusiasts has been its quarterly magazine ‘Porsche Parade’, which since it was first published in June 1977 has been accepted as Australia’s finest Porsche-only magazine. Starting as a four or five-page newssheet, the professionally-bound, all-colour magazine today runs to 64 pages per issue, with its articles frequently re-printed in other Australian Porsche Club magazines. Porsche Club of Canberra

The Porsche Club Canberra was formed in 1979 when enthusiastic owner Terry Lovett decided he would like to share his Porsche pleasure. So he placed business cards under windscreen wipers around the Australian Capital and then placed an advertisement in the Canberra Times inviting other owners to meet for a drive and a chat. The first meeting was a barbeque at Corroboree Park in Ainslie. At that time there was no dealer in Canberra and most conversation was comparing the virtues of various workshops to maintain the cars, so Terry’s concept of forming a club was immediately appealing.

Like the ACT, Western Australia by the early 1980s had many Porsche owners keen to share each other’s interests and experiences. After seeing what their fellow Porsche enthusiasts had done interstate, several enthusiasts felt it was time to formalise a Porsche club. With the help of then-Porsche dealer Autohaus a list of around 200 known owners was identified and around 60 enthusiasts met for the foundation meeting of the Porsche Club of W.A. at what was then the Brisbane Hotel in North Perth. With the help of the Porsche club of Victoria – then a ‘veteran’ of eight years!’ – a constitution was drafted and on October 24, 1983 the world’s 86th Porsche Club was formed. In its first year the Club recruited 160 members, which then represented around 75 per cent of all Porsche owners in the West! Porsche 356 Register

By the mid-1980s, many owners of early 356 Porsche models felt they had increasingly less in common with those who owned the later models that populated most of the Australian Porsche clubs. Following the establishment of the 356 Registry in the United States, which began for similar reasons in the early 1980s, enthusiast Maury Swanston placed an advertisement in The age newspaper in Melbourne calling a meeting of interested 356 owners. Gathering in a circle in Lindsay Fox’s thenrestoration garage in North Caulfield, the 20-25 people present, some of whom had come from VW Beetle clubs, agreed to form the Australian 356 Register. Those present included Scott West from New South Wales, who told the gathering of a group of Sydney enthusiasts who had been meeting informally for four or five years.

From those humble beginnings, the Register has grown to become a truly national club dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of the earliest Porsches, with a stable membership of around 360 owners in every State and Territory, as well as a number of overseas. However unlike most one-make clubs, you don’t have to own an early model Porsche to be a member. In fact the club encourages prospective owners to join first, learn about the cars and models and then make an informed purchase choice. While the 356 Register has branches in all Australian mainland states, its three major activities are attended by early Porsche enthusiasts from around Australia and often overseas, particularly New Zealand, where there are close historical ties. The annual ‘Gathering of the Faithful’ held over the Anzac Day long weekend attracts around 30 Porsches each year to interesting destinations in different parts of Australia for four-five days of touring, camaraderie and dining. The annual 356 Parade traditionally held at Melbourne’s Como Park on the last week of November sees over 100 Porsches gather for a display and concours judging. Meanwhile the Tour Down Under, which started in 2003, is a meeting of Australian and New Zealand Porsche owners every two to three years. Despite its modest size and national breadth, it’s a busy club, with 25 specific 356 Register events calendared for 2012. Porsche Club of Tasmania

It’s ironic that Australia’s newest Porsche Club – and the world’s 198th and southernmost– was only formed in July 2002 in the State that is home to the country’s longestserving former Porsche dealer principal. It came about after long-time local Porsche enthusiast Rob Sheers met Porsche designer Harm Lagaay during his visit to Tasmania for the launch of the then-new Boxster in early 1997. Enthused by their discussion, Sheers broached the idea of a Tasmanian club with Porsche Centre Hobart dealer principal John Pooley, whose association with the make dated back to the late 1960s. Today the PCT has around 60 members who enjoy each other’s company – and Porsches – through a range of events including a unique rally and annual Christmas gettogether each year, an annual economy run, a concours-cocktail party run, track sprints at Baskerville Raceway and a hillclimb. Notably the Club’s first Honorary Life Member is Porsche Museum on Wheels Director, Klaus Bischof, whose love for Tasmania and particularly the annual Targa Tasmania Rally, is legendary.

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Summer Run The meeting point at Rockbank McDonalds/ Service centre was a good starting point. Some participants called in at the earlier service centre and then reading their instructions more carefully, made out they called in for petrol, but really they were at the wrong place. We will excuse them because it was a nice bright summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day and the group was looking forward to a drive through quiet country roads leading to the destination. The usual briefing and road instructions were given by Michael Bailey and Alvaro Del Gallo. New members were identified and given a warm welcome. Apparently a certain pale blue Volkswagen took the lead after the briefing and set a cracking pace considering its age and historic motor!! From Rockbank to Bannockburn was a variety of roads. The cars as they arrived were welcomed by members of the Bannockburn CFA. (The Volkswagen was first!) What a spread of sandwiches and homemade cakes by the CFA ladies. To top this off, a professional coffee machine was present, turning out very welcome cappuccinos for everyone. That really beat the usual Nescafe!! The Bannockburn CFA has a junior members group who were also present. The juniors were admiring the cars so much that a small group of PCV members took several of them for a ride around the block in their cars. This gesture was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm. After a formal presentation to the Bannockburn CFA, the group proceeded on the roads to the final destination of the prestigious Barwon Heads Golf Club. A car park was designated just for the PCV members and we proceeded into the bar lounge before going to the dining room for a very sumptuous lunch. New members were more formally introduced and welcomed. I am sure everyone enjoyed the drive and the lunch. At about 3:30 members dispersed to make their various ways home. A special thanks to organisers Michael Bailey and Alvaro Del Gallo. For Alvaro, it was his first club run that he had organised and well done.

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Scott O’Donnell Managing Director of H W Richardson Group Ltd Porsche race car enthusiast My background in cars until 2004 had been with Italian and German brands ( Alfa, BMW etc) but I wanted to compete in a closed car at national level in NZ in the 2004/05 summer series in New Zealand. The options were NZ V8 (much lower spec machines than V8 Supercars in Australia) or the GT3 Challenge. The Porsche could be run at a much lower cost than the touring cars and with only 1 support person at the event. The car could also be run in two separate classes on the same day (GT3 cup on slicks and the Bridgestone Porsche club races on treaded tyres). So my first purchase was a 2001 GT3 Cup car with 7500km on the clock.

The NZ based 997 has recently competed in the 2013 Bathurst 12 hour, finishing 14th overall and 3rd in class B. I have competed in five 24 hour events (3 in GT3 Cup cars) with only 2 DNFs. I have competed in 5 12 hour events and finished them all (4 in GT3 Cup cars) and a huge number of 6 and 3 hour events.

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I finished my first season of Porsche racing in 3rd in the club series and mid field in the GT3 Cup series. It was quite busy changing rims 4 times per day and the tyre costs were by far the biggest cost of the season. My racing “slowed” in 2005/2006, as I took over the MD role for the HW Richardson group of companies (this is the parent company of Southern Cross Lubes in Victoria and Allied Lubes in NZ, the Mobil Lube importer for each area).

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As I could no longer devote my summers to motor racing, I decided to venture into endurance racing, competing in the Nurburgring 24 hour race in a Renault Clio in 2007, finishing 56th. This whetted my appetite for a NZ based Porsche assault for the 2008 event. We purchased a 2004 GT3 Cup car, upgraded it for enduro racing, organised another 3 kiwis to drive and put the whole outfit into a container (with sandwiches and bottled water?-Ed) for the 2008 24 hour event. The car ran faultlessly for 24 hours, finishing 53rd. I was hooked on factory built Porsche race cars and purchased a 2004 996 GT3 RSR from Flying Lizard Motorsport in the USA on the way home from Germany. The RSR was run in the NZ 3 hour endurance series (3 different races) in 2009 achieving 2nd overall behind a 6 litre V8 supercar. The next major event for the Cup car was the Bathurst 12 hour in 2011, with another faultless run and a 7th overall and 2nd in class B. This car was then sold and a 2008 997 GT3 Cup car purchased. This car won the Hampton Downs 6 hour in July 2011. It was 5th overall and 2nd in class B in the 2012 Bathurst 12 hour. I also competed in the 2012 Silverstone 24hr but the Slovakian 997 team I was driving with had a DNF. 48

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Story & Photos: Ken Marriott

The Early Days of PCV Since rejoining the Porsche Club in 2012 after an absence of nearly 30 years, Ken Marriott has heard a number of stories as to how the Club got started. Here is his take on the formative events. See also Kerry Reynolds’ version of the story on the website under Club Info, then History. of the students did: a lime green early 70’s model with a huge exhaust that emitted a deep throated note and with a few other rather rare attachments. To compound matters, the driver was a lady; tall, willowy, attractive, long dark hair. Almost a US College scene rather than a teachers college in suburban Melbourne! As coincidence has it, the tall attractive lady was also taking one of my courses so I was able to ask her about the car and about a Porsche Club. Her name was Jill Stillwell. Jill said it had come across as a London-Sydney rally car, that it could only do 95 mph because of the rally gearing, but that it could get to that speed at an ungodly rate! As you could imagine, everyone stopped when she burbled down the front drive into the college carpark. In my little 911T, I snuck up the back driveway and parked out of sight under the more distant pine trees!

I bought my first Porsche in 1974. I’d known and loved the cars for more than a decade, recalling them from the Redex Trails days, but was finally in a situation to buy one. As seemed to be the case back then, one owned a “poor man’s Porsche”; a VW Fastback or a Karmann Ghia, before buying the real thing. I had a Fastback and had it serviced by a small outfit in Blackburn. Having heard of my love of Porsches, one of the team (who had worked at the Porsche factory for several years) sent me off to see Tony Jones at Hamilton’s who, they claimed, would “look after me”. Tony proved to be a true car salesman as he “just happened to have a car that would suit me”. He led my out of the single-fronted Chapel Street shop, across the street and up a laneway to a warehouse. And there sat a tangerine 1968 911T. He had just traded it back from a new car buyer in Queensland, driving the new machine up there and bringing the T back. It still had the Queensland plates. To my astonishment, Tony said “take it away for a couple of days”. “But you’ll hate me”, he said. “You won’t want to bring it back”. He then added, “Leave the V-dub here. It’ll be safe here”. I didn’t hate him and I only took it back to sign up to buy it and within the week, in early August 1974, it became our “tangerine dream”; a name given as homage to one of our favourite music groups of the era. In true Hamilton’s style, Tony got a 911 numberplate: LYB 911. The attached photo shows my then wife, Beryl, and I with LYB 911 in the Yarra Valley soon after. The driving experiences we had in that car! Right around south-eastern Australia, deep into the night, out in the country with Pink Floyd turned up loud. Down the Black Spur in a tunnel of white through the ghostly trunks of the mountain 50

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ashes! Loaded to the gunwales with wine from the Southern Vales and always, always getting another 5 miles to the gallon because the load made it sit lower and perform better!! But back to the main story! In the 1970s I was lecturing at what was then Monash Teachers College, soon to become Rusden State College and later part of Deakin University. We trained teachers. It was seen as pretty extravagant for a lecturer to own a Porsche and I was often asked how I could afford one, especially as I was only 28. My standard response was to ask how many children the questioner had: one answered “Three”. “There’s three reasons”, I said. It usually stopped any further questions. So, a lecturer with a Porsche was queried: what about a student who drove one?! One

Re a Porsche Club, Jill said she would ask Michael Stillwell, her husband. Several classes later, Jill came back with the news that “there had been a club”, but it no longer existed and that Michael felt that maybe it was time to try again. In August ’75, an initial meeting was held at the Light Car Club. Michael Stillwell chaired the meeting and to the amusement of those gathered, announced that one of Jill’s “masters at University” had queried whether there was a Porsche Club and that one thing had led to another and as a result, here we were. Norman Hamilton was the guest for the evening and he recounted how he had been passed by a small, unnamed sports car in the mountains in Austria in the late 1940s while researching pumps for the Snowy Mountains Scheme. He followed, and when he finally caught up with them, met the Porsche mechanics and the family for the first time.


Norman also explained how Porsche were only constructing left hand drive cars at the time, not having the financial resources to make the necessary jigs for a right handed model. He assisted with the financing of the right hand drive jigs and was offered the right to sales “east of Aden” as a consequence. I’m almost certain too that he talked about his role in getting the first Porsches to the US. The next speaker was Tony Jones. Tony said it was an historic evening and that he’d be sending details off to Christophoros, Porsche’s in-house journal. I don’t know if he did. Tony’s other news, that the gathering found hard to believe, was that there would soon be a water-cooled, front-engined Porsche! And so the Club was founded. Soon after, in the early months of 1976 the Club had its first run to Lilydale Airport, where a significant number (47) of 911s and 356s gathered to celebrate. The majority of the cars can be seen in the accompanying photos, with LYB 911 at the far end. I sold the car after 25 years in late 1998 and have regretted it ever since. Though I have had 5 other Porsches over the years, that car was the most agile, enjoyable, memory-filled car I’ve ever owned. While only a T, it would go all day, went better and better the harder you pushed it, and it never let me down: it truly was a “tangerine dream”.

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Mid Week Run to Inverloch SHORT AND SWEET BUT GOOD 6th March 2013

The title could apply to several areas of the participants of a mid week run to Inverloch but let’s stick to the facts, mostly. In superb autumn sunshine 15 Porsche club members gathered at a Hungry Jacks venue on the M1 Pakenham Bypass and we were hungry for action, within the prescribed limits naturally, as laid down by co-organizer the ever popular and capable Wayne St Baker. His partner in crime and fellow able leader Robert Fairley had picked a truly tortuous track to test the ten (seven consecutive “t’s” enough already) and away we went. Well, nearly all of us! Sadly the starting grid was missing a certain black 993 Turbo which deficiency was corrected a little later. No points were deducted as it happens every time – remarkable for such a talented and loveable etc. group. As your untalented scribe was pressed into service post event I must stick to mainly “social” reporting as our attention was taken by the ever demanding road.

Obviously he did not look in his rear vision mirror on this narrow track at any stage, otherwise his eyeballs would have been burned out immediately by the concentrated stares of the owners of several thousand German horsepower dutifully lined up right behind him! Notwithstanding we had a good lunch at our destination which was the RACV Club at Inverloch. The view was magnificent; the pie enormous, the wine list impressive and the chat was light, constant and good fun. After lunch we all parted company to find our way home or to other destinations.

In closing, your reluctant scribes must say that since joining the Porsche Club about three years ago we have never met a more affable and friendly group of people than found on these social runs. Welcome to new members Kevin and Margaret Parkinson in a red 911 SC Cabriolet and please join us again whenever you can, its nothing but good.

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Run to McClelland Sculpture Park & Willow Creek Winery Combined Modern 911/Turbo Register Run 10th February 2013

Geoff + Barb Mould at McClelland Gallery to join us to enjoy the artwork at the Sculpture Park and lunch that overlooked the picturesque vineyard. At least Brent’s problem occurred early and not in the middle of the run. The way home was via the new Mornington “Peninsula Link” Freeway, which was evident that 2 lanes each way was insufficient and short sighted by the government even at this stage of it just opening. And the yellow Highway Patrol car was still cruising around watching us.

911s at McClelland Gallery Sunday 10th February proved to be perfect weather for our run and commenced with all meeting at the McDonalds Springvale for an early 9:00am start. We welcomed new members David and Soo McClure and their daughter Millie. David bought his 997 coupe only 2 weeks ago and is already joining in PCV activities. The hard work that had been done washing and waxing the cars was not wasted as the showers held off and the morning clouds turned into sunshine. We had a large number of black cars on the run that were gleaming in the sunlight. Our drive took us around Cardinia Reservoir and on through Emerald, Upper Beaconsfield and Berwick to Langwarrin with our first stop of the morning at the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. The McClelland Sculpture Park has a permanent collection by prominent Australian sculptors set in a natural bushland setting of 16 hectares. Also on show was a series of photographs by John Gollings of the aftermath of bush fires from a few years ago that were taken from a helicopter and from the ground. The time spent at the McClelland Sculpture Park only gave us just sufficient time to appreciate the artwork and wet our enthusiasm for a return trip to spend more time there to discover the whole park. The coffee was good though their system of taking orders and delivering them to our tables could do with some German process improvement.

Arrival at Willowcreek Willow Creek Winery is famous for their Pinot Noir as are many of the local vineyards. Many a glass was consumed over our fine luncheon of main course and dessert; there were plenty of meal options to please all. A few cartons of their famous wines were also taken home to add to the cellar. 18 Modern 911s and Turbo cars and 37 people were registered for the run. We ended up with 5 Turbos and 12 Modern 911s, plus an Audi Q7 looking a little out of place. Unfortunately Brent Howard had experienced an issue with his 964 Turbo just a couple of kms from home, so he arrived in his backup vehicle and was still able

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Run to Meeniyan Mid 911 Register 17th February 2013

roads and scenery. All drivers happy no damage was done on the bump in the road that at least 3 cars had scraped on. Scones, coffee and tea were enjoyed by all. The inside of the Old Dalyston Church is a simple beautiful building that has been converted into a restaurant and made a great location to catch up with new and old Porsche club friends.

To many the Mid 911 is the coolest. The iconic 80’s and 70’s shape that survived 15 years with little change. Only catch is on a 30 plus degree day the cabin is far from the coolest place to be. The air conditioning is more a volume control for the fan than an effective cooling system. The weather was forecast for mid 30’s so after meeting the cars, drivers and co drivers for the first Mid 911 run of 2013 we headed off on the M1 towards Warragul. The drive soon had us off the main hwy and onto some back roads. Trip notes were very detailed, even warning of pot holes and advising of photo opportunities. All drivers missed the photo opportunity as we were busy steering some great winding roads around Glen Alvie. The pot hole wasn’t to be found as many of the roads we drove had had or were having repairs done. One bump on the road wasn’t noted and a few cars scraped their under carriage on this large bump in the bitumen as we rounded a corner. I heard many bumps in my days four wheel driving but have never heard and felt the bottom of my Carrera scrape like this. What seemed like a minutes silence in the cabin pursued before Tracey enquired “is the car OK???” Jo Lo (that’s the nick name a friend has given my wide bodied 911) was fine! We arrived at The Old Dalyston Church for morning tea and parked in the shade of several pine trees. This was a mid 911 drive but as we parked there were a mix of Porsches, all with drivers and co drivers smiling from the great 56

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The 80km drive from Morning Tea to Lunch had more back roads in the Gippsland region. After a short blast we hit road works which allowed for a great photo opportunity. I jumped out of the car with camera in hand to get the line up of Porsches, stopped at some weekend road works. The picture was almost a perfect mixed row of Porsches. Boxsters, 911’s and a 944. At least the Subaru at the back of the row has a boxer engine!

Pictures taken and we were soon off in the direction of Leongatha on the A440. Off the A440 and the back roads were lots of fun with twists and turns as well as lots of bumps which keep the steering wheel jiggling in hands of mid 911 drivers. The final drive to Moo’s Café at Meeniyan had all drivers looking for shade from the 34 degree Summer heat. Not all found the shade but the air conditioning in Moo’s was a great relief from the heat. The lunch was great. 2 Courses with some going for entree and main and others taking the main and dessert option. Moo’s is well worth a visit as are the roads that took us there. Lunch over and most took the straight route back to Melbourne. A big thanks to all drivers and co drivers. In particular Graeme Anderson for his organisation and trip notes.


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Technical Night Turbo Register 20th March 2013 On Wednesday the 20th of March the Turbo Register hosted circa 40 PCV members to a wonderful technical evening at Nine Plus in Richmond, where we all enjoyed some great conservations and performance tips from the expert staff over some fantastic wines and savouries. Guests at the night included RSR Garage, Liquid Moly, Revolution Motorsport and John Bowe Driving.

•Sunday 22nd of September AFL finals joint lunch run with Boxster & Cayman Register – details TBA

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Luncheon at “the Epicurean” Red Hill Torque Tube Register Sunday 10th March 2013

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Who invited this guy After a long and never ending summer, the 10th March was no exception. With 37 degrees forecast, and a long weekend to boot, the run for the day would be arduous but none the less enjoyable. With a 9.00am start at Frankston pier, the diehard group of enthusiastic Torque Tube Register attendee’s slowly mustered into the car park. Unfortunately for us the usually open Sofia’s café wasn’t ready to take customers so it was a dry start for all of us, well not quite – some opted to drive down to the local McDonald’s for a quick snack. After a briefing of the day’s activities, the first stage of the well planned route maps, (well kind of) would take us up through Cranbourne/ Frankston on route to our coffee stop at the Tyabb Packing and Antiques Estate at Tyabb. The sun was already beating down on us on commencement of our run, and with the roofs off on those convertibles, it was a lovely morning to enjoy the country drive through the outer estates of Melbourne and wonder – do people really live this far out of Melbourne? A few road side stops to allow everyone to catch up meant that the group of 8 cars all stayed together. After exiting suburbia, we headed across towards the south Gippsland Hwy towards Tooradin, 58

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passing a few familiar landmarks like the Ingham chicken farm. Down through Pearcedale (another very picturesque township) and into the Tyabb Antiques and Packing House, and Café Elixir.

rear cars. Phew!! Calm and collected, I dusted myself off and continued to our destination with the rumble of a big flat spot on my front tyres. Bummer!!

The Antique market took everyone by surprise and due to our early start allowed everyone time to wander through the many isles and stalls to view the old wares and reminisce about old items that probably once adorned the homes of their childhood. It was a great experience for all that attended and a great eye opener for me to see the asking price on some of those old furniture pieces that my grandfather took to the tip way back when.

Arriving at the Epicurean, we were greeted with some very cold beer and champagne which was very welcomed and shown into our private dining room for lunch. It was a beautiful setting with large windows outward looking onto native grasses and the odd horse rider trotting passed. The large long table meant everyone had the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the lovely entrée of platters of local produce of cured meats, olives and home cooked breads. Our wine expert Chris delighted us with a great range of wine tastings to start us off while we settled into the day.

With the sun now well and truly melting everything in sight, we headed out and towards the Mornington Peninsula for our next stage of driving. Unfortunately for us, being a long weekend and coupled with a 37degree day meant an explosion of people and cars heading to the beaches. We managed to crawl our way through Dromana with the intention of driving through Red Hill and out the back of Flinders to our destination but after a few telephone conferences with my co-captain and other drivers, it was decided that in the interest of all attending that we cut the run short at the top of Arthurs seat. Thus an impromptu stop in the car park and a mad dash to all the cars to advise the change of plans had us back on our way. After a very spirited drive up the winding roads of Arthur seat, we all headed east down Arthur seat road towards Shoreham. Of course the day would not be complete without some drama, and this happened when a silly interstate (expletive) driver decided to turn right into my path. Luckily for him and me, my Porsche brakes held firm, and with a lot of blue smoke covering the rear cars, we avoided each other by centimetres. I could hear the expletives being repeated from all the

The mains consisting of Pollo Cacciatore with Italian hunters sauce was by far the best chicken I have tasted in years. The salads and roasted vegetables to compliment just added to gastronomic experience and enjoyed by all. During the course of our lunch conversation, it was whispered to me that we have two Birthday’s in the audience, so with a few quick word to the lovely Epicurean hostess, she organised a chocolate birthday soufflé complete with sparklers for both Lindsay St Baker and Frank Deak, and with a chorus of “Happy Birthday to you” we all celebrated with Lindsay and Frank whom were quite embarrassed but very happy to share soufflé with everyone. A big thank you to Anthea Thring, the Sales & Events Manager at Red Hill Epicurean Centre for providing the excellent staff to cater for our event and also to the many PCV attendees whom endured the heat, traffic and crowds to make yet another Torque Tube run as enjoyable as possible.


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Boxster / Cayman Run to Batesford Pub Boxster & Cayman Register Sunday 10th February 2013

Well we’re off on another year of Register Runs and we, the Boxster/Caymans, are the first to kick off an event (with Modern and Turbo running on the same day). Can I start by declaring that although all participants would consider it an outstanding success, I did organise it so perhaps I’m a little biased... okay downright prejudiced! First of all my congratulations to the members of the register who managed to front up on the day with sixteen cars and all but one either a Boxster or a Cayman. Not that we mind any other models, but the line of similar Porsches did look rather impressive. Having said that I must confess that there was a BMW in there looking to hide amongst the glitterati but it was representing a Boxster which had just prior to the run fallen (well driven) into hard times. Frank will tell you the story if you ask him. The other car was the speedy GT3 of Alvaro and Maria... and it needed to be speedy. I will elaborate in a moment. Now there is one thing that bothers me about register runs on a Sunday and that’s the early start (keeping in mind that for me Sundays don’t start any earlier than 9 - 10 of a morning). Couple that to the fact that I live in the Western suburbs and you can see why I was looking at doing something a bit different. To enable a little later start, I decided that the run would begin with morning tea and we’d then do a single slightly longer run to the lunch destination. From some of the feedback I was given this at least seemed a success. I’ll also take this opportunity to thank Ken Anson who did the run a week earlier to check my run notes - glad he did as he picked up a couple of bloopers, so, “Thanks Ken”. The venue for morning tea and meeting point for the run, was Mona’s Cafe in the Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh. The cafe itself looks a little worn and does not stand out with flashing signs or indeed anything much, but this belies 60

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what is hidden inside. Mona is well known in the area for her baking and those who are in the know travel many miles to pick up her fruit pies and cakes. Everything in the place is cooked by Mona herself. We were treated to cups of her fine coffee and a selection of cheesecakes and mixed fruit and berry pies (all grown locally in the surrounding market gardens and orchards). We aimed to be on the road by 10.45 which gave all attending, plenty of time to talk and chow down on the morning tea. Indeed some members took the opportunity to walk up the road to one of the stalls along the Avenue and buy fresh fruit directly from the orchardists. Bacchus Marsh is of course best known for its apples and I saw at least one bag of these make it back to the boot of a Porsche. So we began the briefing just prior to starting the run and we discovered we were one car short. Obviously one of the older slower Boxsters still struggling to make the rendezvous... no wait! We’re missing the GT3! So as everyone else headed out, Alvaro, Maria, Sylvia and I settled down to coffee and cake - okay I settled down AGAIN to coffee and cake. Once sated we headed out after the rest and the GT3 had a little catching up to do (N.B. it was fairly pleasant weather wise, with many of the Boxster’s roofs down and as people were taking a leisurely drive, the challenge was not too daunting). I quickly caught the middle of the ‘pack’ well ahead of Alvaro (wasn’t speeding, just used local knowledge... okay I cheated and jumped straight to the Ballan Meredith Rd and caught up) and settled in for our scenic tour. We try hard not to use roads travelled in past runs but can I say that this aim becomes harder and harder the more runs you attend. I genuinely believe that the PCV has travelled the vast majority of roads that surround Melbourne. We also look for Porsche

friendly roads that are a challenge to drive below the posted speed limit. I’m glad to say that we had included a few of these and one in particular that my wife and I remembered from our youth (yes a long time ago!!) which we’d never travelled on in any run... Niverna! So after a good long run in a mix of both hilly country and nice straight sections, we arrived at the Batesford Pub. We were well looked after in a pleasant environment and partook of a great meal in terrific company. We raffled off some ‘local’ wine and the lucky winners were Alison Belot, Frank Deak and Wayne Walter. Several people did say they had had a ball and enjoyed the run and the different start, so it would be interesting to perhaps try it again. I must confess that I managed to forget a camera (well technically I didn’t, having put it in the boot in a moment of clarity, but then forgot it was there) so all pictures are courtesy of my iphone... sorry for the quality but it’s the best Steve Jobs could do. Anything else? Oh, Alvaro Maria and the GT3 arrived at the pub with the rest of the pack, so well done guys! Looking forward to seeing you all on the next Boxster/Cayman run even if you’re not a Boxster/ Cayman.


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ROLL Life Members Alan Hamilton John King Noela Semmens Adrian Evans Greg Cook Barbara Darvall William Darvall Michael Chapman Hall of Fame Graham Stockley Bruce Harris Michael Browning Jim Richards Peter Fitzgerald Matthew Stoupas Rex Broadbent Mark Chrzanowski Presidents 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Michael Stillwell Michael Stillwell Roger James Ken Foo Kerry Reynolds John Benson John Benson Graeme Redman Graeme Redman John King John King John King John King Michael Browning Graham Stockley Graham Stockley Graham Stockley Graham Stockley John King Adrian Evans Adrian Evans Cris Camamile Cris Camamile Paul Stuart Paul Stuart Greg Cook Greg Cook Noela Semmens Ian Knight Ian Knight Michael Chapman Michael Chapman Jeff Thomas Jeff Thomas Ian Jenkins Ian Jenkins Keith Ryding Will Darvall Peter Harrison

Tony Jones Memorial Award 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Russell Sturzaker Russell Sturzaker Graham Stockley Paul Mauger Dennis Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe Ric Hallgren

Tony Jones Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year)

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Dennis Bath Ed Aitken Don Watson Cliff Geis Matthew Harris

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HONOUR

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

David Casey Allan Barbour Wayne Camamile Ian Begley Richard Eldridge Mark Connolly Callum McClue Stuart Jackson Matthew Stoupas Lyle Potgieter David Lawson Jon Trende Benjamin Faggeter Jeffery Bobik & Cameron Cox Hung Do Matthew Kirwan-Hamilton Simon Baxter David Trewern Bob Hawker Aaron Ireland Nick Karnaros & John Swan Simon Dunn Stan Bougadakis & Melanie Treloar

Club Champions

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Bruce Harris Bruce Harris Kevin Jarman Bruce Harris Bruce Harris Graham Stockley Stephen White Graham Stockley Bruce Harris Ric Hallgren Peter White Dennis O'Keefe Ed Aitken Ken Price Rex Broadbent Danny Loypur Bruce Harris Ojars Balodis Ed Aitken Richard Eldridge Matthew Harris Paul Stuart Bruce Young Michael Herrod Sven Burchartz Theo Mihelakos Theo Mihelakos Theo Mihelakos & Ian Jenkins Sven Burchartz & Mark Chrzanowski Matthew Stoupas Mark Chrzanowski Simon Baxter & Mark Chrzanowski Mark Chrzanowski & Matthew Stoupas Matthew Stoupas Matthew Stoupas & Andrew Barlow Bob Hawker Aaron Ireland Aaron Ireland

Outright Award, Inc Don Tryhorn Memorial Award from 2008

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Bruce Harris Don Tryhorn Graham Stockley Graham Stockley Graham Stockley Graham Stockley Rex Broadbent Graham Stockley Paul Sadler Danny Loypur Peter White Graeme Hitchell

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Danny Loypur Danny Loypur Matthew Stoupas John Woodward Greg Muller Greg Muller Theo Mihelakos Greg Muller Jon Trende Lyle Potgieter Don Tryhorn Stewart Lachlan Stewart Lachlan Matthew Stoupas Stewart Lachlan Peter Fitzgerald Peter Fitzgerald Ladies Championship

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Ann Tyson Ann Tyson Ann Tyson Ann Tyson Ann Tyson Brenda Moore Jill Willis Suzy Versluys Ava Balodis Ava Balodis Delyce England Aranka Figge Aranka Figge Aranka Figge Aranka Young April Houghton April Houghton Jill Willis Aranka Young Aranka Young Aranka Young Aranka Young Aranka Young Aranka Young

Club Member of the Year

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Ian Nadenbousch Max Errington Graeme Andrews Dianna Foo Daryl Louey Barbara Clearihan Graham Stockley (No award) (No award) Egidia Woodhouse Paul Mauger Bev Madin Elspeth Froude Raymond Poon Alex Robertson Beth Harris Selwyn Hall & Ray Poon George Cairns Danny Jonas Tim Wadsworth Jeff Thomas (No award) Duane Rodgers Marnie Gorman James Caldow Annie Mould & Alf Carrigan Janet Conheady & William Darvall John Baker Peter Witt Felix Rieniets Peter Cromie & Clair Cromie Robin Humphries Grant Stephenson

New Members

We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Name Jim & Mandy Adamson Tony Bates Garry Brennan Frank Chen & Larissa Roeske Ugo Cocchis David, Rowena, James & Ben Coull Peter, Justine, Aiden & Amelia Crewe Andrew & Anna Dove Scott, Tanya, Jemma & Jett Farrar Brad & Trish Fenby Jonathon Ford Leon, Svitlana & Victoria Gelbak Doukas Gigis Konstantine Gogos Joseph Goodall Andy Head Paul Hergstrom Oliver & Bianca Huss, Sandra Schilling Dale & Nicole Jackson David James Phillip Kotsanis Justin Kvedaras

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Vehicle 1987 911 3.2 Carrera Red 2011 997 Cup Car 3.8 White 1978 911 SC 3.0 Brown 2007 993 White 1973 911 2.4 Sea Blue 2007 997 GT3 White and 2012 Cayenne Black 993 Red| 2007 Cayman 2.7 Artic Silver 2013 Cayenne 4.8 Red, 1997 911 S 3.6 Guards Red 2011 Boxster Spyder White 1987 928 S4 Grey 2008 997 Carrera 3.8 Ruby Red 1985 928S 4.7 Blue 1999 996 Seal Grey 2012 Carrera S4 Grey 1987 911 Carrera Turbo Red 1980 911 Targa 3.0 Burgandy 2011 997 3.8 Black 1998 911 Carrera Coupe, Blue 1984 911 Carrera 3.2 White 1998 996 Blue 2009 Cayenne GTS 4.8 Black

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Name Jon Lawson Karl & Maria Lodder Stuart Macdonald Tom Marks David & Susan McClure Rodirick McGregor & Jacquie Lewis Rick Mensa George Nichas James Papas Kevin & Margaret Parkinson |Kieran Patel Calvin & Genevie Pusterla Chris, Natalie & Georgie Radin Fraser Ross Paul Sarjue Mitchell Smith David Steel & Judith Price Arthur Tsiagolas Russell & Sandra Van Andrew Waddell Daniel Wong & Aylin Aslan

Vehicle 1988 911 Carrera 3.2 Blue 1988 911 Carrera 3.2 Red 2005 997 Carrera S Atlas Grey 1993 964 C2 Silver 2009 997 S Meteor Grey 1984 930 Turbo 3.3 Silver 2008 GT3 3.6 White 1980 911 SC Red 1995 993 Green & 1980 911 White 1983 911 Cab Red 1983 930 Turbo 3.3 White 1989 930 Turbo Blue, 1969 911S Yellow, 1985 944 Blue, 2009 Cayenne White 1973 Carrera RS Replica Gulf Blu 2009 GT3 Cup 3.6 White/Black Boxster White 1970 911 2.2 Signal Orange 1999 996 3.4 Blue 1977 911 Carrera 3.0 Alpine White 1989 994 S2 Red 2011 Panamerra 2012 Cayenne S, Black


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