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Club Calendar Horizontally Opposed P r e s i d e n t ’s M e s s a g e Club Committee 2016/17

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Social Corner

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

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RSR Porsches & Coffee by the Bay

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Club Night at Australian National Aviation Museum

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S n a p s h o t , 1 9 7 1 : Tu c k e d Away For Safe Keeping

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W h a t ’s I n T h e i r G a r a g e ?

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Summer Polo Run C o f f e e R u n t o G ro w l i n g F ro g G o l f C o u r s e

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Modern 911 Register Run

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To rq u e Tu b e R e g i s t e r R u n

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Mid 911 Register Run

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Return to the Marque

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Porsche Centre Doncaster 6 RSR Garage 9 Southern Cross Lubes & Mobil 59 Stuckey Tyre Service 26 Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre 42 Weltmeister inside back cover

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horizontally opposed The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extractionresource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models.

Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (selfdriving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. Clean Disruption projections (based on technology cost curves, business model innovation as well as product innovation) show that by 2030: – All new energy will be provided by solar or wind. – All new mass-market vehicles will be electric. – All of these vehicles will be autonomous (selfdriving) or semi-autonomous. – The car market will shrink by 80%. – Gasoline will be obsolete. Nuclear is already obsolete. Natural Gas and Coal will be obsolete. – Up to 80% of highways will not be needed. – Up to 80% of parking spaces will not be needed. – The concept of individual car ownership will be obsolete. – The Car Insurance industry will be disrupted. The taxi industry will be obsolete. SOCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE

Social Director Alex Harmati: social@pcv.com.au Ken Anson Felix Rieniets Michael O’Brien Lisa Gillespie Alvaro Del Gallo Kon Gogos Neil Drew Carly Pasco Vickie Morris

COMPETITION SUB-COMMITTEE

Competition Director Tony Carolan: motorsport@pcv.com.au

Marshal Co-ordinator Mark Horton Andrews: marshals@pcv.com.au Competition Secretary Simon Dunn Juris Briedis Andrew Bonwick Will Darvall Peter Harrison Peter Witt Grant Stephenson Brent Howard Michael O’Brien Tom Goulopoulos Kees van Ek Graham Williams

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This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and it will be swift. The above excerpt from Tony Seba at http:// tonyseba.com/portfolio-item/clean-disruptionof-energy-transportation/ is an extraordinary view of the immediate future. Tesla is already making incredible inroads with its electric cars and Porsche are headed the same way with its Mission E project and stepping stone cars such as the new Panamera Hybrid.

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SOCIAL - Spring Run (TBC)

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Club Night (TBC)

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REGISTER - Modern 911 Run

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REGISTER - 993 Run

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REGISTER - Turbo Early Morning Run

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club committee 2016/17 Michael O’Brien President president@pcv.com.au

Tony Carolan Vice President & Competition Director motorsport@pcv.com.au

Welcome to this edition of Porsche Parade. It has been a tremendous start to 2017, and this is reflected throughout this great magazine. Whether you are reading it on-line, or in beautiful hard copy enjoy the read. So far we have completed three Track Events, our Summer Social Run – “The Polo Run”, four Register Runs, a Casual Coffee Run, and had our opening Club Night – our traditional barbeque this year at Moorabbin Airport Museum. Extended photos of these events can be found on our website. The Past Presidents Guild of Peter Harrison and Andrew Bonwick have taken the timing system developed by Ian Jenkins for motorkhana events to an exciting new level. With the assistance of fellow club member Cony Nicolau, a new timing system linked to the Porsche Club Victoria App is soon to be released. The App will provide access to real-time timing at motorkhana events for the first time, as well as quick access to Natsoft results and a variety of Club documents. The latter include Supp Regs, Standing Comp Rules and Run Notes. Look for our official launch of this PCV App at a future club night. It’s time to discuss driver etiquette. Our club provides an ever increasing number of driving events on weekends, including sometimes multiple events on the same day and now also mid-week. Our numbers on these runs are also increasing. This increased level of activity also increases our presence on the roads, and with this there is an increased level of awareness from the public of Porsches driving in groups and indeed an increased level of awareness of the Porsche Club Victoria. The potential for incidents and unwanted attention correspondingly also increases. It is perhaps unfortunate, or maybe a timely wakeup call, that I have recently received two complaints about Porsche drivers, one from within our club, and one from the public. Our club naturally requires our members to drive in accordance with the road traffic rules, and in a courteous manner. We will continue to emphasise this at the commencement of all our drives, and to develop the concept of driving as part of our family. We all want our runs to be successful, enjoyable, and most of all safe. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of our magazine advertisers to the success of this fabulous magazine. Please enjoy this magazine of course… indeed the contributions are our own, but also take a close look at our advertisers, and support them whenever you can. I would like to welcome a new advertiser M.T.I. Qualos Pty. Ltd., producers of precision measuring equipment among other things. Find their ad and support those who support us! Recently, but in particular whilst at our Track events, and also at our opening Club Night, I’ve received comments reflecting how well the club is structured, and how successfully

we run our events. This has been excellent feedback, and is due to the dedication of the members of the various committees, marshals and officials, and our administration team, all of whom go to extraordinary efforts in ensuring the complete quality of all our events. We are also fortunate to be able to rely on a wealth of past experience which has enabled the building of excellent systems and a financially sound club. Continuing this success requires a great diversity of talented members willing to help out in one or more of our committees. If you would like to extend your personal enjoyment of your club and wish to contribute please contact me and I will gratefully get you involved. The LiquiMoly Sandown 240, 4 hour regularity event will be held on 30th April. It is an excellent event and we currently have 33 entries out of a maximum of 35. This is our largest number of entries in the history of this event which has become a “hallmark” event for the club and the wider motorsport community. Let’s hope that the highly motivated organising group are able to see the event booked out and are successful in filling the last 2 spots. The club is in no doubt competitive, we set records, and records are there to be broken. Well there has been a new record set, and one that may well stand for a very long time! Alf Carrigan’s Grand Tour event to NSW and the Blue Mountains in 2018, opened for bookings at 10:00 am on the Monday, and was completely booked in just eleven minutes. Congratulations Alf, and indeed to all those lucky members who secured a booking. This will be a record to beat. It’s early advance notice, but we have begun planning for a traditional Concours de Elegance event for next year. Timing and location is yet to be determined, and will be up to the organising committee, but start getting your pride and joy ready for this special event probably in the first half of 2018. If you would like to join the organising committee please contact our Social Director Alex Harmati. I trust you are enjoying your involvement in our club, and encourage you to extend your involvement by attending a new event for you. Have a look at our events and try something that you may not have tried before – extend your involvement. They are great Social and Register events being held all the time, Track events also – consider volunteering as a Marshal, come along to one of our club nights. Whatever you choose, we are looking forward to you participating in your club; enjoying the company of other members and driving our great cars. I look forward to welcoming you, especially to a new event for you.

Michael O’Brien President

David Mallinson Treasurer treasurer@pcv.com.au

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

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

Alex Harmati Social Director social@pcv.com.au

Ken Anson Registers Director registers@pcv.com.au

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

Garry Saber Committee cps@pcv.com.au

Ian Knight Committee committeememberik@pcv. com.au

Mark Horton Andrews Committee committeemembermha@ pcv.com.au

Cameron Goodyear Committee committeemembercg@ pcv.com.au

Carly Pasco Club Administration administrator@pcv.com.au

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from race control This season has certainly started off at a hectic pace with our first 3 competition events at Phillip Island, Haunted Hills and Sandown already under our belt. These 3 will be quickly followed up by Winton which will have been run by the time this magazine hits your mailbox and on the last day in April we have our major competition event of the year, being the Sandown 240, 4 hour regularity. It has been very gratifying to see the high number of entries that we have achieved in our events so far. These reflect sustained support from our regulars plus many new starters and returnees that we haven’t seen for several years. If we can sustain this level of interest for the remainder of the year, we are looking at a great season producing both a competitive and enjoyable environment for our members. In the interests of generating more competition, some rule changes in 2017 have seen the consolidation of the modified ‘M’ classes and the GT classes into one championship for each. However to cater for the range of vehicles that we now have entering across these classes, different target or benchmark times are allocated to sub groupings within the broader class. A similar approach has been applied within Cup class to cater for the different models. Using this system a 996 Cup car can compete on a level playing field against

a 991 Cup car. The Club is very conscious that it doesn’t want to be forcing everybody into the latest and greatest model to have a chance at competing for our championships. I’m sure that most of our readers will be aware of the new CAMS policy in relation to carrying passengers in vehicles on race tracks at anything above 80kph. The Club put in an enormous amount of work late last year to clarify the risks that CAMS foresaw and we implemented new procedures to address these risks. After successfully trialling these new procedures at President’s Day last year, we have now progressively introduced them to all aspects of our competition days and I am pleased to say that we are effectively back to normal. That is, wherever the nature of the event facilitates such, we will have Entree class plus marshals and passenger lunchtime laps at future PCV events.

As I mentioned the Sandown 240 is coming up fast on 30 April. From The point of view of both organisation and expense, this is certainly our main event of the competition year. This is what is known as a regularity event. Entries are teams of 3 to 6 vehicles per team, with drivers entering the track in a relay fashion taking turns at 30 minute stints, until 4 hours have elapsed. Each driver sets a target lap time and the winning team is the one that goes closest to achieving their target times. Entries are limited to 35 teams and for the first time since we started this event 5 years ago, we look like booking the event out. I’d encourage any PCV members to drop in to Sandown on this day to see lots of track action and enjoy what is always a great atmosphere of both competitiveness and sportsmanship.

A very welcome and interesting change in the makeup of our entrants this year has been the dramatic increase in father and son pairings and sharing cars. So far we have seen Danny and DJ Loypur, Warwick and Harry Phillips, Theo and Kirk Mihelakos, Joseph and Luke Mezzatesta and Howard and Matt Burton. These are brave Dads sharing their vehicles and it is interesting that in most cases the Dads are quicker, but I wonder how long that will last. Not sharing cars, but other Father/son entrants are Greg and Jamie Lovett and Peter and Christian Fitzgerald. I think this just truly emphasises the family atmosphere at our events which is a great characteristic of the PCV competition.

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collection with open cockpits from the modern F111, to classic commercial aircraft, and luckily for some the rare WW2 era Beaufighter.

HACCP control. This is a voluntary standard of hygiene practice that some of only the biggest companies adhere to (ie Crown Towers). This requires Fabulous to prepare reports on every order that leaves their building, and further checking is completed onsite with temperature probes to ensure that the foods are cooked to a core temperature of above 60 degrees.

Tony Carolan Competition Director

social corner Welcome to the first edition of Social Corner for 2017. Hard to believe it’s already 4 months into the year, but luckily, we’ve had a great ‘Social’ start to year with the Summer Polo Run, first Club Night, and a new member to the Social Committee.

With some events having capacity limitations, we reviewed the booking process and the Club has introduced a process where events are published a number of days prior to the commencement of bookings allowing members the opportunity to consider the event prior to bookings opening, thus allowing for a fairer system when bookings have opened.

We welcome Kon Gogos as our new Social Committee member, and look forward to his contribution to the social activities of the Club, although Kon is no stranger to most of you as he is the Register Captain for Modern 911.

As with all events within the Club we regularly review Survey feedback, and it came to our attention that a few members fell ill after the Club Night at the Australian National Aviation Museum.

As mentioned, the start to the year has been quite fulfilling with the 134 attendees to the Summer Polo Run, and over 180 to our first Club Night.

Even though the numbers were of a very small percentage of total attendees, we felt that it should be reported to our caterers for review and comment in regards to their process and procedures for safe handling and storage of food.

Some highlights from the Summer Run included the outstanding morning tea at CFA Eynesbury with the PCV logo cupcakes, the great roads and light traffic providing a clear run to the Polo. Whilst at the first Club Night we were surrounded and impressed by the collection of significant Australian aviation heritage at our door step in Moorabbin, offering members the opportunity to interactively experience the

The feedback from Fabulous Catering gave us insight into a company that values and accordingly controls its standards around food hygiene. As a company that conducts over 60 functions a week within Melbourne they are the only catering company in Australia to be voluntarily certified at an international level of

Our only conclusion is that Fabulous catering will further monitor the temperatures of the bain maries, especially with service in an open outdoor environment. I thank the members who took the time to advise of their concern, and the thorough response of our catering partner Fabulous, for their due concerns and diligent procedures in food service and handling. In conclusion, the Social Committee looks forward to providing an enjoyable and eventful 2017. Alex Harmati Social Director E: social@pcv.com.au

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Also to appear a black 993 RS previously unsighted by RSR and a few GT3 RS’s, including Craig Rayner’s white 2004 beauty. There were 968s 944s and a beautifully restored 912 to add to the 911s on show.

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Club Night at Australian National Aviation Museum Tuesday 21st February 2017

A warm sunny evening greeted members to our first Club night for 2017, at the Australian National Aviation Museum, at Moorabbin Airport. As most members arrived in traditional style with their Porsches, it would have been possible to consider other options such as helicopter or aircraft to add to the theme of the night, although it was noted that amongst Germany’s finest in the carpark, we did capture a lone Italian branded vehicle that couldn’t resist the lure of a great night with the Porsche Club of Victoria. Upon entry members were able to quench their thirst at the outside bar, and then begin their perusal of the significant aircraft collection, engines, memorabilia, and a few Porsches strategically parked, from classics through to modern 911s. With the BBQ buffet well underway, the formalities of the evening began, with a welcome address from our President and introduction of new members, Club updates including Social, Registers, and Competition (including our aspiring guest Competition speaker Theo, who’s developing his craft for engaging the audience). We also had the opportunity to see one member

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dressed accordingly for a Spa session with Vickie donning towel and dressing gown to spruik the upcoming Ladies Spa Run. Onto our guest presenter for the night, Chern Wong, who as a member since 2012 has pursued the development of a racing Porsche into a documentary called ‘Rauh- Welt Begriff’ screening at Imax in March. Chern enlightened us on the car, how they give a new lease of to a car that would otherwise be neglected, and that RWB is based on the foundation of one Japanese master that travels around the world building one Porsche at a time for his customers, including royalty. Chern has been in the trade for 3 decades and is self-

taught, and thoroughly immersed in a subculture of Porsche. In regards to the film, with building the first car, Chern’s personal car, a 5 minute YouTube video grew and grew… into a 50 minute film in Australia, Rennsport, and Japan - Endurance Race, noting 10% of the proceeds going to the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon foundation. Our hosts, the Australian Aviation Museum then had the opportunity to brief us on the history of the Museum, and its primary role of preservation of Australian related aviation heritage. The 52 aircraft in the collection is quite diverse and unique starting with a strong WW1 presence right through to modern jets, including the oldest surviving Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation


aircraft a Wirraway, built locally at Fishermen’s Bend, and one of only two Beaufighters, though the only one capable of an engine run…promised for next time, and modern fast jets including a Mirage fighter, and the cockpit module of an F111.

the evening. This provided an opportunity for members to then be given guided tours of the aircraft, and interaction by sitting in cockpits of quite rare and historically significant, and to the delight of some who asked can we have one of these?

A big thank you to our hosts, who went above and beyond to make us feel very welcomed, and all who assisted, including those members who offered suggestions for future Club Night activities and guest speakers.

Interesting to note a detailed map of Australia in German, title ‘Journey of the Wolf’ based its location in the First World War section, we doubt that it was considered to be for German tourist use... After an interesting Q&A session, and noting that PCV members had previously been volunteers with the museum, and also an unexpected welcomed donation in the form of early (pre digital GPS) Navigation equipment from a PCV member, we concluded the formalities of

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Snapshot, 1971: Tucked away for safe keeping

It’s June 1971, and race prep for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is well underway. Continuing its 20-year tradition, Porsche has set up its “home away from home”, a garage in Teloché, where everyone is working hard to ensure that its 917 fleet ends up on top of the podium… After the success at last year’s Le Mans, the Porsche team is all the more focused on another year of race domination. As part of their winning formula, Porsche is doing all of its last-minute preparations and modifications away

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from the lively and overcrowded pits on the racetrack, setting up shop in a barn in Teloché. Space is limited, so bodywork is propped up and tucked away in any space available while the final tweaks are made to the engines. Number 21, one of three LH, or long-tail versions, participating in this year’s race, will be campaigned by Vic Elford and Gérard Larrousse of the Martini International Racing team, with the other two being campaigned by Jo Siffert/Derek Bell and Pedro Rodriguez/Jackie Oliver, both under the J.W. Automotive Engineering banner.

Qualifying will turn out to be quite successful, with all three LHs on the podium — number 21 sandwiched between the two J.W. Automotive Engineering machines. Unfortunately for the long-tail models, none will see the final lap of the race, as all will retire early due to engine failure. To add insult to injury, this would be the last year for these large-engined 917s to participate in the race due to new size-limiting FIA regulations in 1972.

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The World Land Speed Record went from 39 mph (62 kph) in 1898 to 301 mph (485 kph) in 1935. Picture that happening between 1980 and today! The remarkable story of this extraordinary feat is described in Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 1936 book “The Romance of Motor Racing”. Campbell lived from 1885 to 1948, held the Land Speed Record 9 times, the World Water Speed Record 4 times and lived to tell the tale! The book details every aspect of motor racing: the drivers, the tracks, the cars, the engineering and the jaw dropping exploits of the fearless heroes (or fools). An 80 year old time capsule. In the early years, the record alternated between several electric cars, until a steamer lit up the measured mile at 121 mph in 1906, which beat a current petrol car’s best of 110. It was then realised that only petrol engines were practical. Mephistopheles, the famous giant FIAT (restored in recent years), was the first to just beat that record, in 1908. The Great War halted attempts, but provided great advances in large aero engines, so in 1922 an 18 litre 350 hp Sunbeam, driven by Guinness at Brooklands, (the world’s first motor racing track, built in 1907), raised the record to 129 mph. It was the last one set on a track, because of the need to build up speed and slow afterwards. Suitable long wide roads for attempts by these unstable cars didn’t exist, so future attempts were run on wide ocean beach sands, in various parts of the world. Campbell bought that car and took it to Pendine sands, raising the record to 146 mph in 1924. However, the car shed tyres from the wheels and so designs to prevent this happening were developed, as one of the earliest improvements due to racing. He raised the record to 151 mph 16

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in 1925, passing one of the many psychological barriers along this human journey. Henry Seagrave raised this speed to 152 mph in 1926, in another Sunbeam with a supercharged 300 hp 4 litre engine, at Southport sands. Parry Thomas raised the record to 171 mph later that year at Pendine, in “Babs”, with a 27 litre 400hp engine. Campbell built a new “Blue Bird” (as all his cars were named), which he brought to Pendine in 1927. It sank into the sands after moving off its metal plates, which required the rescue efforts of 60 people! It was a problem at all beach courses, alleviated once the cars were at speed, although drag depended on how wet the sand was! During trials, he was almost lifted out of the cockpit by wind pressure, skidded off course in soft wet sand, hit a post and damaged the car. Drainage channels were cut along the beach. During the later record attempt, he hit a bump, his head went up into the air stream, his goggles were torn away, he could hardly see due to sand and spray, but somehow kept his foot down and completed a two way average of 174 mph. Shortly afterwards Parry Thomas was killed instantly when the chain drive of “Babs” broke during a record attempt, causing a spectacular crash. Seagrave’s new Sunbeam, with 2x 12 cylinder motors, 45 litres, 1000 hp, weighing 4 tons, with shrouded bodywork, appeared at Daytona beach that year and ran on a 9 mile course. Owing to poor brakes, he had to drive into the water to slow down! However, he raised the record to 204 mph,


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the wind almost ripping the helmet from his head. Another barrier had been breached. The move to Daytona beach created new interest among the Americans and future attempts were all held there. Three new cars were developed for 1928: Frank Lockhart’s Black Hawk Stutz, a sleek aerodynamic 3 litre car; “Triplex”, with 3x 500 hp engines and little aerodynamic development; Campbell’s latest 900 hp Blue Bird, with a Schneider trophy race aero engine and faired wheels. During a run, Campbell hit a bump at 180 mph, the car became airborne and considerable damage was caused to the underside of the car on landing. During the subsequent record run at 180 mph the “wind was screaming, there was a blurred shapeless haze”, the car hit a bump, his head hit the windscreen, his goggles were forced down and he slammed into the seat while skidding at over 200 mph into soft sand, before getting back on course after another mile and finishing the run quite exhausted. He turned straight around and did the return run into the wind, creating a new record of 207 mph. Lockhart then ran in his exquisite car, was blown off course at 200 mph into the sea, skimming across the water like a pebble, then sinking. Driver and car were rescued, with little injury to Lockhart and a repairable car! (Lockhart was killed in a subsequent attempt after a blown tyre caused a destructive crash). Triplex then ran, but a water hose broke, sending a scalding spray over driver Ray Keech. They were both repairable and 8 weeks later, they set a record of 208 mph.

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Segrave returned in 1929, with his new “Golden Arrow”, a beautiful machine, with a 930 hp Napier Lion engine. Heading straight for a hanging red light at each end of the course, he set a record of 231 mph. Triplex returned, driven by Lee Bible, but after the run, he probably backed off too abruptly, causing a spectacular crash, which killed the driver and a cameraman. Campbell returned in 1931, with a rebuilt Blue Bird, of 1450 hp, weighing several tons and carrying up to 14 cwt (700 kg) of ballast to aid adhesion. He swung off course during the attempt, but set a record of 246 mph. He returned in 1932, to increase that speed to 254 mph. In 1933, Blue Bird had an engine of 2500 hp and Dunlop tyres rated to 300mph. During trials, the sand was rough, “which jarred and shook me”, the car swerved dangerously, he was nearly gassed by fumes, but otherwise “the car was most satisfactory”! During the record run, the track was bumpy, but the record was raised to 272 mph. In 1935, he was strapped into the cockpit to prevent being thrown out (AT LAST!) and set a record of 277 mph. He realised that to raise the record over 300 mph, he would need a smoother surface. Bonneville salt flats were discovered 120 miles West of Salt Lake City, which were much smoother and allowed better grip, allowing a 12 mile course to be marked with a black line to follow. “There was hardly any need for safety straps”. On 3/9/35 Campbell made the attempt. On entering the timed mile, he closed the radiator shutters for aerodynamic improvement, which

caused the windscreen to film over and fumes to enter the cockpit, so that he briefly lost the black line after clearing the mile, then a front tyre burst and started to burn on the car, necessitating a quicker than planned stop. The wheels were changed for the return, the radiator shutters were left open, the run was completed, but taking his foot off the throttle caused the car to go into an almost complete broadside! The record was set at 301 mph (485kph). Campbell was a visionary; he talked of 400 or 500 mph being possible, led by engineers and advances in metals, tyres, aerodynamics, design and engines. It’s amazing that he and his contemporaries didn’t grasp that having the driver firmly attached to the vehicle would help! This is an extraordinary tale, all told in Campbell’s matter of fact, self effacing British style. However, I can see him driving the latest RUF 911! Last issue’s WIYG? contained 2 careless arithmetical errors of mine. I stated that the 911s now had the turbo flat 4, when it is of course the turbo flat 6. To compound that, I also stated that there had been 63 years of flat 6’s, when there had been 53 years. Many of you probably rolled your eyes and weren’t surprised. Richard Batchelor, whose knowledge of all things automotive is vast, gently advised me. I’ll try harder.


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Sporting new additions to the Porsche 911 family Dynamic, comfortable and efficient – the new Porsche 911 GTS Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the addition of five GTS models: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above available as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. A newly developed turbocharger for the 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW (450 hp) – which translates to 22 kW (30 hp) more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW (20 hp) more than the previous generation GTS model with its naturally aspirated engine. All variants come standard with the manual seven-speed gearbox or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). More power for more performance Maximum torque of 550 Nm is 50 Nm above the Carrera S and provides even better acceleration and elasticity. Maximum torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupés feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by 10 millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé: with standard Sport Chrono Package and optional PDK it races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.

All GTS models have a top speed in excess of 300 km/h, with the rear-drive Coupe with standard manual transmission topping out at 312 km/h. Typical GTS: Numerous black elements both inside and out The GTS models stand out within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design: all of the cars are based on the wide all-wheel-drive body, which measures 1852 mm even on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front apron emphasises the sporty character. The front end is aerodynamically optimised. A low front spoiler and increased rear spoiler extension height further reduce lift forces on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models. On the rear, the GTS is unmistakeable: smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, which is included as standard. A new black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The light strip is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking nut painted in silk-gloss black, plus GTS logos on the doors complete the side view. The characteristic Targa bar, which is supplied in black for the first time on the GTS, also lends the 911 Targa a particularly distinctive look.

911 Targa 4 GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet and 911 Carrera 4 GTS

New Porsche Track Precision app and high-quality equipment GTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been further enhanced specially to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone. GTS occupants sit in Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in four ways electrically and provide increased lateral support and comfort. Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster as well as a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel rim, centre console and armrests, for example. The five new 911 GTS models are now on sale in Australia with first deliveries expected during the second quarter of 2017. 911 Carrera GTS Coupe, $279,000 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe, $295,100 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, $300,500 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, $316,600 911 Targa 4 GTS, $316,600 * Prices are recommended retail prices before statutory and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.

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Phillip Island Sprints

Sunday 22nd January 2017

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Our first event at Phillip Island does generate mixed emotions amongst some of our members. There is the excitement of kicking off a new season at a track that everybody loves, but is it a daunting track, especially if you have become a little rusty over the Christmas break. Nevertheless, any concerns about the challenges that Phillip Island offers didn’t seem to affect our entries as 111 starters on the day was the highest in many years. Our numbers benefited from the usual contingent of 4 PCSA members that made the long trip over from Adelaide to experience Phillip Island. It was good to see two current Carrera Cup drivers, Alex Davison and Dylan O’Keeffe, as entrants. Alex and Dylan joined us courtesy of one of our members, George Kenyeres, who supports them in their Carrera Cup events. After having to modify some of our procedures to address the new CAMS passenger in vehicle policies, this was the first event since midlast year in which we ran Entrée Class. With 21 Entrée entrants, Phil Treloar, as the Entrée coordinator was kept very busy and had to do some fancy scheduling to find enough mentors for the Entrees whilst still allowing enough change over time for the mentors to run in their own sessions. Due to heavy bookings at most of the Victorian race tracks, we had to accept a much earlier date than usual for our first event, but this only increased the prospects of good weather, which we got in abundance. One side effect of the good weather was a lot of activity from the ever present Cape Barren Geese. Not long ago these birds were feared to be close to extinction. Their populations are now increasing, but I can only suggest that if they stop standing next to, and regularly walking onto race tracks during live competition they might have a better chance of survival. After the briefings the day got underway very smoothly and continued that way until an unfortunate accident with an Entrée vehicle in late morning. Fortunately there was no personal injury but an incident like this just reinforces that although we compete in our cars for fun, driving fast is serious business and we need to take every opportunity to learn from our most experienced members and to develop our skills progressively. Fastest outright for the day ended up being Rick Mensa in his Cup car at 1:35.828 which was slower than Rick’s Open lap record of 1:34.659, indicating that the track may not have been at its fastest on this day.

The Open Class produced the 3 fastest times of the day with Rick being followed home by Michael Vati and Joseph Ensabella, who were both around 2 seconds behind Rick. The Cup Class sub groups were led home by Andy Hall, followed by Tom Marks and Jamie Lovett. Between Open and Cup Class there were 10 Cup cars or modified Cup cars entered in this event making it look more like a professional rather than a club meeting. The Modified Classes were won by Nick Karnaros, who has moved into Modified from Open, setting a great lap record of 1:42.917, with Bob Hawker second and Matt Burton third, narrowly beating Dad, Howard. The GT Classes were won by Simon Dunn, first time out in his new 997 GT3 from Peter Harrison and Tony Carolan. A Class had an outstanding 14 entries, but nevertheless was won handsomely by Phil Treloar, from DJ Loypur (nearly 2 seconds faster than his Dad – sorry Danny) and Michael McLaurie. Small fields in B and C Class saw the places go to David James, Richard Catchlove, Carlo Fasolino and Grant Stephenson, Pete Matherson and Cameron Goodyear respectively. Finally D Class was won by over a 4 second margin by the superbly driving John Swan from Garry Voges and Richard Batchelor. A great day all round ending up with some disappointment being expressed that we won’t be back at the Island until late September. Due to noise restrictions we can now only get 2 bookings per year at this venue.

John Swan

Frank Deak

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Stefan Wojciechowski

Aaron Lee

Gil Van Der Venne

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Ricardo Wells-Jansz

David James

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RESULTS Porsche Club of Victoria Phillip Island Sprint Sunday, 22 January 2017

Driver

Car

Result

Class Position

Outright Position

Class Points

Outright Points

Class: OPEN Rick Mensa

997 GT3 Cup

95.828

1

1

94

85

Michael Vati

997 GT3 Cup

97.568

2

2

85

77

Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

97.725

3

3

85

76

Stan Bougadakis

997 GT3 Cup Car

99.424

4

6

77

68

Peter Fitzgerald

997 GT2

99.954

5

7

74

66

Brian Power

997 Cup Car

100.622

6

10

71

63

Sally Anne Hains

991 GT3

111.589

7

David Mallinson

996 3.6 Turbo

124.050

8

61

9

6

Andrew Hall

996 Cup Car

100.052

1

8

99

66

Tom Marks

996 GT3 Cup

100.519

2

9

97

64

Grant 29 Stephenson 33

28

Andrew Hall

Class: CUP6

Class: CUP7.1 Jamie Lovett

997 GT3 Cup

98.723

1

4

94

71

greg Muller

997 GT3 Cup

101.121

2

11

82

61

98.957

1

5

82

70

Cayman GT4

118.046

1

53

36

14

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

102.917

1

12

102

54

Bob Hawker

996 GT3

104.598

2

Rodney Gordon

944 Turbo

113.593

3

36

58

23

Ken Eve

1995 993 GT2 Replica

115.812

4

49

50

18

Matt Burton

993 3.6

110.455

1

24

78

30

Howard Burton

993 3.6

110.928

2

26

76

29

Bryan Fitt

Boxster S

111.997

3

30

72

27

Denis Lambrou-Fernando

911 Lightweight

113.903

4

38

64

22

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

105.474

1

15

83

45

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

108.578

2

19

70

36

Brendan Lau

991 GT3

113.877

3

37

51

22

Joseph Mezzatesta

991 GT3

118.777

4

54

36

13

Simon Dunn

911 997.2 GT3

105.379

Aaron Lee

997 GT3

109.883

Class: CUP7.3 Theo Mihelakos

997 GT3 Cup Car

Class: M0 Ricardo Wells-Jansz Class: M1

Rex 13 Afrasiabi 94

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James Borg

Class: M2

Class: GT1

Class: GT2

Driver Joseph Haddad Gil van der Venne

Car Cayman GT4

112.142 Result

1

Timothy Mai87 14

Class2 Position 3

22 Outright Position 31

Class 68 Points 60

46

997 GT3

115.201

4

43

49

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

106.774

1

16

87

41

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

108.157

2

18

81

37

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport

108.811

3

20

78

35

Brent Howard

996 GT3

110.207

4

23

73

31

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

114.599

5

40

56

21

George Kenyeres

991 Targa GTS

132.467

6

63

14

1

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

107.513

1

DJ Loypur

981 Cayman S

109.490

2

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

Danny Loypur

Thursday, 16 February 2017 Class: GT3

Rodney Patel

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Class: A 17

95

39

21

86

33

110.747

Hand 3 Paul25

81

30

981 Cayman S

111.253

4

27

79

28

Darren Jones

993

112.944

5

33

72

24

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

113.281

6

34

71

24

Frank Deak

Boxster S

113.530

7

35

70

23

Guy Lavoipierre

Cayman S

114.437

8

39

67

21

Andrew Smith

996

115.236

9

44

64

19

Reuben David

Boxster S

115.292

10

45

64

19

Josef Smith

Cayman S

115.513

11

46

63

19

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

119.292

12

55

50

12

Ron Widdison

Boxster Spyder

121.475

13

58

44

9

Michael Dennis

930 3.3 Turbo

127.006

14

62

30

4

Richard Thompson

911 Carrera

112.221

1

32

83

26

David James

Boxster S

114.803

2

41

73

20

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

121.710

3

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

122.279

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Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

115.155

1

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

115.740

2

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

117.541

John Swan

944 S2 3.0

Garry Voges

944 S2

Richard Batchelor

Alex van Ravenswaaij

Class: B

59

49

9

48

8

42

82

20

48

80

18

3

52

73

15

111.325

1

28

94

28

115.663

2

47

77

19

944 S2

116.548

3

50

73

17

Garry Saber

944 S2

117.077

4

51

71

16

Bill Toohey

944 S2

120.116

5

56

60

11

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

121.420

6

57

56

9

Harry Phillips

944

133.046

7

64

26

King Ng

Class: C

Class: D

Class: OTHER Alex Davison Driver Ben Faggetter Thursday, February 2017 Malcolm 16 Henley

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BMW M6 Car

109.511 Result

993 3.6

110.305

RX7

112.165

Matt Curyer

964

114.314

Jeremy Fredersdorff

Toyota GT86

116.260

Dylan O'Keeffe

Panamera GTS

116.874

Andrew Whiteside

991 Carrera

117.738

Daryl Curyer

964

118.341

Tom Walstab

928

118.964

Darryl Wootton

MGF Cup

121.636

Marc Kovacic

968

121.917

Martin Hannan

911 SC

132.973

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HORSEPOWER AND HORSEPLAY SUMMER POLO RUN Sunday 12th February 2017

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A sunny summer Sunday and a Porsche drive to the polo. Sounds like the perfect PCV excursion, and so it might have been except for Melbourne’s famously (perhaps that should be infamously) fickle weather. After sweltering in 38 degree heat at the corresponding event two years ago, this Yaloak Polo Run brought us a chilly 12 degrees which felt much colder with the wind chill factored in. Nevermind. Porsche people are resilient and though the weather dampened our enthusiasm for venturing out more frequently to witness the undoubted talents of the expert polo players, a jolly good time was had by all. The day started at picturesque Eynesbury and the relatively new Eynesbury CFA where a delightful morning tea included special Porsche Club Victoria cup cakes - truly a ‘pastry de resistance’. It was a really nice touch and a great talking point amongst our members. Despite Wayne St Baker claiming a conspiracy (a signpost leading out of the Eynesbury CFA was repositioned facing 90 degrees the other way) the large group of 129 managed to meander their way through the back of Bacchus Marsh through the pretty hamlet of Myrniong and on to Ballan. It must have looked like a conga line of Porsches prowling the Pentland Hills that straddle the Western Freeway. This is a familiar route to many and very enjoyable too, our convoy snaking around and under the main highway through to Ballan, then on towards Gordon, Bungaree, Warrenheip, and the fringes of Mount Helen before hooking back in an easterly direction through Mt Egerton and on to Ballan/Fiskville - the home of the Yaloak Polo Club. We drove through some short, sharp showers and the roads were a touch slippery and narrow in some sections but we all managed to arrive at roughly the same time. Our pristine Porsches now looked a little mud spattered as we entered the vast fields at Yaloak, where our slow procession was greeted by the ever smiling Alf Carrigan. At Yaloak Polo Club there was a frenzy of activity, with many marquees lining the field, 65 Porsches being assembled in readiness for their polo parade, and attendees were enjoying the carnival atmosphere, determined to enjoy the Ballarat Polo Cup, a key event in the polo calendar. The Ballarat Courier reported that 1000 people attended the event. Our PCV marquee was abuzz with chatter as we queued for our meal - and enjoyed a good selection of hot food and salads. It was our first social event of the year and friends spent time catching up, sharing festive season stories, and discussing plans for 2017. In between showers we ventured out to watch the Jockeys v Trainers polo event, where to our surprise we saw a legend of the race track - Damien Oliver lined up upon his fine steed alongside Michelle Payne - the pioneering female jockey who famously won the Melbourne Cup in 2015. The umpire for the event was the charming Catriona Rowntree, also an accomplished rider it would seem. For many of them, mastery of their horses wasn’t matched by exquisite polo playing skills but none of that mattered in the carnival atmosphere. A few ‘air swings’ were par for the course.

Back to the relative warmth of our marquee and we queued for dessert - which turned out to be a highlight as we witnessed several people heading back for seconds (did I mention you Charles?). Desserts were certainly well presented and particularly popular. The later main polo match between the Off The Track and Colliers White teams (featuring AFL head honcho, Gillon McLachlan) was a highly competitive, fast moving match, showcasing high level skills and control, eventually won by the Off the Track team. There were many events for the assembled crowd, including an auction, groom’s race, divot stomp and ever popular Master of the Hunt and his Hounds, performed by Oaklands Hunt Club - Victoria’s foundation Hunt Club, established in 1888. Naturally there was a match race between a horse and a Porsche, in this case Neil Drew’s C4S and though the horse got off to a flying start, one horsepower proved powerless against around 400 horsepower and so the Porsche triumphed despite the grassy surface. Our fantastic range of Porsches then did a very leisurely circuit of the field to many admiring glances as the crowd surveyed a decent range of early, mid range and current 911s, several highly specced Caymans, with Boxsters, Cayenne and Macan models on parade to impress onlookers. The car park display included some rare offerings like the 930SE slant-nose of Colin Moss, Monica and Fred’s Boxster Spyder, Clyde and Alison’s black Targa 4S and the eye catching dark green 1968 911L of Justin Reed and Peta Slack-Smith. Three white Cayman GT4s (Warwick Freemantle, Paul Graham and Ray Graham), a 928GTS (Roger and Deb Holding), 968CS (Mark and Caroline Horton Andrews) were part of a wide ranging line-up. And Alvaro and Maria sprung a surprise with their 1985 SC, a vehicle that has undergone extensive upgrades and presented beautifully on the day. But hey, every Porsche model on display at this event shared the same love, passion and devotion of its proud owners and it was a pleasure to walk around and take a closer look at the vast and impressive range of vehicles. Only problem was there were so many it was hard to get a great photo to represent them all. And that fickle weather was no help either. As usual our event organisers did a fantastic job. It’s always reassuring to see Alf with his generous smile greeting us all as we met at Eynesbury CFA and Yaloak Polo Club, and he and the tireless Ken Anson are to be applauded for their great work organising such a large first up social event for 2017. Even these guys can’t control the weather, but what they could control went off without a hitch. Congratulations to all who assisted in the organisation and we look forward to joining the PCV crew at our next social event.

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Story: Harriet Anson Photos: Kon Gogos

Coffee Run

to Growling Frog Golf Course Sunday 12th March 2017

Another great early morning coffee run was once again organised by Modern 911 Register Kon Gogos. This time the meeting place was the Essendon Airport with the morning tea location being the Growling Frog Golf Club at YanYean (Woodstock). The scribe and the scribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driver (who volunteered me to write this article) arrived at Essendon Airport to find an array of gleaming Porsches from various registers. The cars consisted of nine rear engine cars, Carreras, Cabriolets and Targas, six mid-engine cars, three Caymans and three Boxsters, and a front engine 944 S2. After a briefing of road conditions and cautions by Kon, we set off on our journey, some of us trusting the sun that had just appeared, lowered or removed the roofs on our Boxsters, Cabriolets

and Targas to enjoy the fresh smell of the trees and the country side. As it had been raining during the night the roads glistened in the sun making everything look lovely and clean. We drove through some scenic country side on some great roads through Lancefield, Darraweit Guim, Wallan and Whittlesea. After an enjoyable drive we arrived at Yan Yean (Woodstock) and the Growling Frog Golf Club where we had plenty of space to park the cars for a photo shoot then it was off to the club house. The view from the club house was stunning; everything was very green with rolling hills in the back ground. Kon had organised an area for us so we all could take in the views of the hills and the golfers out hitting that elusive white ball. Although this was a coffee run most of us could not resist ordering some of the tempting offerings on the breakfast menu. Whilst waiting

for our nourishment we were able to catch up with friends and also meet new members. Those of us who had the breakfast enjoyed a very tasty meal. After a great morning everyone thanked Kon for organising another enjoyable morning coffee run. The early finish was especially appreciated by some of the members who had to leave due to other commitments, as this allowed them to come on the run and also attend their other functions. Other members including the scribe and scribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driver stayed for further coffees, enjoying the company, conversation and the view. I think it was agreed by everyone that this was another very enjoyable way to spend a pleasant Sunday morning.

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Haunted Hills Hill Climb

Sunday 19th February 2017

Michael Herrod - 993 RSR Clone

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Porsche Club of Victoria Haunted Hills Sunday, 19 February 2017

RESULTS Driver

Car

Result

Class: OPEN

Seeing Haunted Hills on the event calendar certainly got me thinking back to my childhood. Traveling up the oldOutright highway to the family farm Class Outright Class Points school Positionat Position Points holiday in back of the Buchan every Morris Oxford. This always meant a stop at Gunns 1 Gully 2Golden 97 75 Fleece roadhouse (now BP) for the 2 mandatory 7 47 65 toasted cheese & tomato sandwich. 3 36 0 0 Where dad would always tell us stories about the haunted hills and the ghosts that lived in the 1 9 43 80 underground tunnels…0 2 34

Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

162.810

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

174.310

David Mallinson

996 3.6 Turbo

642.960

Andrew Hall

996 Cup Car

176.490

Tom Marks

996 GT3 Cup

620.450

Cayman GT4

208.540

Bob Hawker

996 GT3

160.250

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

164.230

Rodney Gordon

944 Turbo

196.700

Ken Eve

1995 993 GT2 Replica

202.880

Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

170.100

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Michael Herrod

993 RSR

177.280

2

Ian Chiron

944

Class: Cup6

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Class: M0 Ricardo Wells-Jansz

I have31 to admit5 I wasn’t5 overly interested in a “hill climb” it conjured up images of homemade being a cross between Chitty Chitty 1 contraptions 1 82 100 Mad Max. 2 Bang 3Bang &88 71 WOW how wrong was I. 3 For members 25 14 22who haven’t been there before put 4 it in the 29 dairy15 8 do. as a must 1

Class: M1

Class: M2

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

181.870

5 56 The facility is86world class with the clubrooms and 10 41 68 its expansive deck providing a magnificent view 3 41 0 0 of the track. I strongly recommend the beef rolls and fantastic coffee. 33 1 16 40

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

191.410

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Brendan Lau

991 GT3

201.550

3

Joseph Mezzatesta

991 GT3

652.610

911 997.2 GT3

164.300

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

173.810

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

177.850

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport

190.320

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

197.910

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

174.470

DJ Loypur

981 Cayman S

177.440

andrew smith

996

181.250

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

194.890

Danny Loypur

981 Cayman S

194.930

Josef Smith

Cayman S

196.140

997 Carrera Car

209.250 Result

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Class: GT3

Class: A

Troy Hungerford Driver Simon Zettl

Cayman R

Ron Widdison

Boxster Spyder

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Class: B Martin Higgs

968 CS

204.680

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

210.700

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As a new member to the club I can only recommend becoming involved in the vast array of activities that the club provides. The week before the hill climb we were on a run to the Polo. If competition is not your thing come along anyway you will probably meet some new people and make some new friends. Once again thank you so much to the organisers, officials and especially marshals, who give up so much of their time to make it all possible.

But it’s you buckle 28 when 13 9 in and find yourself 4 sitting 38 on the starting 0 0 line waiting for the green light that you feel like you should be in a Drag 1 Car. Yep 4 71 85 right “standing that’s start” however not to many drag cars have to contend with the roller 1 6 48 67 coaster ride that is Bryant Park. What a ride, the 2 12 40 58 first left hander dropping off into space down the 3 18 21 34 figure12eight, a left turn up and 4 hill and 26 into the 23 over a blind crest.

Class: GT2 Simon Dunn

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powered classes were limited, which probably reflects the tight nature of the Bryant Park track. Open class was won handsomely by Joseph Ensabella; Andy Hall maintained his leading ways in Cup class; M1 was won by the perennial Bob Hawker; GT saw Simon Dunn again winning in his new 997 GT3; as we have come to expect, Phil Treloar won A class; Martin Higgs B; Pete Matherson C and Garry Voges D.

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If this11is your 75first time41and you’ve survived thus 3 far enjoy 14 34 ride, but don’t worry just the 66 rest of the 4 15 39 when20you think you have this track configuration 5 21 15 39 sorted in your mind, they change the track layout, 6 24 14 37 Class Outright Class Outright change may have bought a couple 7 “twice”. 32 This Points 19 Position Position Points4 unstuck on the day. 8 of our 35 wet and0 soggy players 0 2 it Page was10ofraining? But thanks to our 9 Oh did 39 I mention 0 brave and fearless “volunteer” marshals on the 1 day only 30 7 were damaged. pride26 and egos

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Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

180.640

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

181.730

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Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

182.900

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Garry Voges

944 S2

195.190

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Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

195.960

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Bill Toohey

944 S2

199.990

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John Swan

944 S2 3.0

644.300

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Warwick Phillips

Class: D

Class: OTHER Aaron Ireland

VW POLO

174.470

Theo Mihelakos

Boxster GTS

178.150

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

184.250

Dylan O'Keeffe

991 Targa GTS

639.700

Simon Zettl

Carlo Fasolino

Kees Van Ek Pete Matherson

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Competitors line up in class order for their run


A birds eye view of the track and car park at Haunted Hills

Troy Hungerford

Danny Loypur

Martin Higgs

Warwick Phillips

Cameron Goodyear

Philip Cox

Garry Voges

Luke Mazzatesta

Aaron Ireland

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One week in Bangsaen.... not your average beach holiday

Most people associate a holiday in Thailand with places like Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin or Phuket, few have heard of Bangsaen let alone been there. This beachside town is located in Chonburi province about an hour south of the airport on the way to Pattaya. It is a popular beach and holiday destination for the populace of Bangkok and the long sandy beaches are packed at the weekends with holidaygoers escaping the crowded city enjoying the sun and sea and wonderful freshly cooked seafood, bbq chicken and sticky rice with shredded pork all cooked to perfection by a multitude of small food stalls and restaurants along the beachfront and washed down with fresh coconut juice or a cold Singha

beer. Fabulous, and reason enough to go there , but that was not what we went for. Bangsaen is also famous for its annual street race and this year was the 10th anniversary. Started by the Governor of the Chonburi region, Khun Sontoya Kunplome who is a keen competitor himself, he wanted a race in his home town and it has grown from humble beginnings to now be an FIA approved circuit and has grown in popularity, attracting hundreds of competitors and thousands of enthusiastic spectators, which creates a fantastic atmosphere. The circuit itself is a 3.2 km blast through the streets with a hill section, home to hordes of monkeys, and a fast beachfront section, connected by 90 degree blind corners with minimal to zero runoff areas. Sort of a cross between Monaco and Macau with grilled seafood. Very challenging but very rewarding. In August of last year I was in Sepang Malaysia and caught up with my old friend Henk Kiks, an expatriate Dutchman who runs the very successful B-Quik chain of car service shops in Thailand. He is also a petrol head and avid racer and now has a large team competing in the burgeoning Thai Super Series Championship and for reasons which still remain a mystery he asked me if I would be interested to drive one of his Porsche 996 Cup cars at the coming Bangsaen street race scheduled for November. As you

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might imagine it took less than a nano second for me to say yes The event was scheduled for November 2016 but due to the passing of the revered Thai King, resulted in the event being postponed until February this year. Fortunately it did not clash with my schedule so I was still able to go and so off we went.


The following day it was time to go out on track and get in some much needed practice as I had not driven a 996 Cup car for a long time however as I have recently aquired a 996 GT3 Clubsport road car and have been using it to enjoy the PCV competition events it was all quite familiar except that the steering wheel was on the other side.

We left Melbourne on the Sunday midnight flight, having driven back from a cold and wet Haunted Hills PCV hillclimb event on the same day and arrived to a hot and humid Bangkok airport early Monday morning. The team had arranged a van to take us to Bangsaen and after checking into the hotel , which was on the beach and a 10 minute walk to the pits, we headed off to meet the team. Now the pit area is pretty unique with a long row of tents set up along the beach front road. This means you walk out out of your pit tent, cross the one lane access road and you are at the paved beachside area which our team had cordoned off as our team hospitality area. F+B service provided by the restaurants nearby. Walk a few metres further and you were on the sandy beach and into the sea. There was shade from the palm trees and a cooling breeze coming from the sea, deck chairs to lounge in, ahhhh, what bliss. But no time to linger as I had to sort out my seat, cool suit, drinks bottle and various other bits and pieces. The cool suit and drink system are an absolute necessity as it is so hot and cockpit temperature can be 60 deg C plus.

Later in the day two of the other drivers arrived, Daniel Bilski who drives one of the Audi R8LMS cup cars competing for the full season, Henk drives the other one , and Darryl O’Young a very successful Pro driver Henk had hired Darryl for a one off drive in his very fast, not quite standard, 997 Cup car. Darryl had actually won the last six races in this car at this event much to the annoyance of some of the local series regular drivers and the team was hoping he would repeat the feat.

I was not sure what kind of competition I would be facing in my GTC Class and quickly found out it was a very competitive if somewhat eclectic mix of cars and drivers. There were a pair of factory X-Bow GT4 driven by pro’s, a new Cayman GT4 MR, some other porsche Cup cars, a quartet of highly modified Mazda RX-8 which were fast but kept hitting things or expiring plus a couple of rapid Mitsubishi Evo’s plus the factory Toyota Team Thailand with a trio of highly modified 86 piloted by factory pro’s. It became immediately apparent that it was not going to be easy Fortunately I managed to keep away from the walls and barriers and ended the day with a reasonable lap time. Suitably hot and sweaty but generally happy it was time for a few cold beers and dinner by the beach. Saturday saw my first race. I had qualified in P6 and been handed a 50kg weight penalty as I was driving in the series for the first time. The rolling start meant I lost some advantage as the Porsche gets off the line very well compared to some of the other cars but that was that. The lights went green and I was outdragged into turn two by the highly modified Mazda RX8 next to me but I managed to avoid contact in the melee and slotted in behind him with the Toyota Team Thailand car behind. Things settled down after the first few hectic laps and I was able to get into a rythm and keep in touch with those in front. I was eventually able to get past the car in front and after a few more incidents I came home in 5th place. The nice thing about racing in Thailand is that podium placings go down to P5 so I got a Michelin podium cap and a trophy. Awesome..... Saturday night was a big team dinner and more cold beers then off to bed and get ready for Sunday. My Sunday race started off well making a good start and keeping pace with the lead group but after a couple of laps I got into a bit of a fight with the car behind and started to lose touch. For several laps I was running on my own until an incident brough out the safety car and we toured

around behind it while the incident was cleared up. When the race finally resumed it was only a couple of laps to the end I was not in a position to make up any ground and came home in P6 so no podium this time but it had been a fantastic experience and I did not make a complete fool of myself and thoroughly enjoyed my one week in Bangsaen, makes a hard man humble as the song goes. Darryl managed to complete his hattrick by winning all 3 GTM races and after general celebrations and a few more beers we went for a shower and back to the airport for a midnight flight to Melbourne. Back to reality. Thanks to Henk Kiks and B Quik Racing for the opportunity and thanks to Edd Ellison and Kim for the pictures.

After a bit of chit chat we set off to walk the track to see what had changed and figure out which way it went and to meet the local monkey population who live in the trees at the top of the hill at turn 3 and at the following hairpin. Darryl was giving us lots of expert tips about how to drive the circuit and I was hoping I would remeber some of it when I got behind the wheel the next day. Ah the pressure of being a proper race driver....luckily for me both Darryl and Daniel were competing in the top level GTM class and I was in the second division GTC class although that also turned out to be very competitive and strangely we also shared the grid with the GT3 cars although not competing against them. ISSUE 1, 2017

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Coffee Run to Mt Macedon

Sunday 11th December 2016

Since the official runs were well over and the end of 2016 was approaching I thought it would be appropriate to have a Casual Coffee Run as a get together with a few PCV members to end 2016. Initially I was looking at a cafe within Melbourne but decided a relaxed drive somewhere reasonably close by would be more enjoyable. Since I’m familiar with the cafe at the War Memorial Cross at Mt Macedon I decided it would be a good run destination. I visit the cafe regularly and I know there are some very nice back roads along the way. I thought there would be just a few members and notes wouldn’t be necessary since I was going to lead the way. When I mentioned it to Ken Anson he told me my expectation was too low and be prepared for a high number. By the way I didn’t believe him so I didn’t prepare.

To cut the story short I prepared run notes at the last minute otherwise it would have been the only disorganised run in the history of PCV with 44 members and quite a selection of cars with 26 registered. Came the day, Sunday 11/12/16 with expected rain - love Melbourne summer weather! Didn’t think those beautiful clean cars were going to leave the garage including mine (that doesn’t sound right, I organised it). By the way it didn’t rain so almost everyone turned up. The run started at the KFC Westgate Bridge and everyone started leaving before the brief. Won’t go into detail but the run was along some very nice roads where we ended up at the top of Mt Macedon. By the way December in Melbourne is Summer but you would have not thought it was when we arrived at the top of the Mount we were greeted with fog. It was also a little chilly, alright it was very chilly and some were wearing shorts. Love Melbourne weather, that’s right I said this earlier.

start the Run with us but met us at the Cafe and the 718 was fantastic. Having said that, there is more…. It was a very pleasant get together and some said they haven’t visited the War Memorial Cross or knew it existed. The Cafe owner looked after us very well and had an area reserved for us although I was told it would not be possible for a Sunday. I also met some members I hadn’t seen before which added to a very pleasant and enjoyable morning get together. Did I mention there was quite a selection of some very nice cars that you normally wouldn’t see unless you turn up on a casual run such as this one? Hope those that attended enjoyed the morning coffee run as much as I did and look forward to seeing you on the next Casual Coffee Run, and there will be a next one!

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Sandown Sprints Saturday 11th March 2017

Shane Barwood - 997 Cup

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It was ‘have your Porsche Car Club Sprint Day on Saturday or miss out.’ Made the decision easy for our competition department. For a few, Saturday can be a work day, so excuses were made or leave taken. Driver’s briefing was enlightening as always, given President Michael O’Brien’s speech, asking for feedback, anonymous, or under the name of ‘Theo’. We are blessed with our club, having so many members who give so much time, expertise and effort to allow those who wish to compete do so. Unusually, Tony Carolan called in sick, and he was missed. Although he didn’t miss the chance to ring your writer and dob me in to pen these words. Club members, many never compete, but come along willingly and offer their service as a marshal or importantly as an official. Thanks to all those who assist to allow others to compete. Sometimes Sandown can either be a lovely day, or wet. We were blessed there too. A light Zephyr, with a moving cloud cover gave a perfect day for fast times. Without making a count, the 48

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competition numbers were good at about 75 over all classes, in particular Entree Class. Entrée Class was briefed well, as always with the expert advice from Phil Treloar. Each entrée entrant has a dedicated mentor, most with vast and successful motor sport competition and able to well advise the best lines, braking, turnin, apex and exits. This initiative by the club allows those with no track experience, the best way to join as a competitor. Sandown is fast, often described as two long straights and a couple of squiggles in between. Fast, yes, squiggles – yeah well, get them right and the times tumble. Sprint 1, first out had 15+ Porsche with Open, GT1, Cup, M1 and a lonely A – Phil Treloar. Rick Mensa set the pace for the day with a really quick 1:12.6418. Phil, given his role as Entrée class leader, combines competing with the onerous task of ensuring all is in order. No mean feat. Sprint 2 included GT3 - Peter Harrison, just warming to his best, GT1, Other, including Christian Fitzgerald in an Audi RS3, A, M1 and C. Entrée Class next. The instructions are simple, follow the leader, listen, use of mirrors and a brake test on the track, then stop on the main straight where each car is released with distance between. But not for long. There were some pretty quick Porsche, with Vincent Lee in his

981 Boxster Spyder showing he has form for the future. The feeling by all, after a few sessions, was that there was a good grasp of lines, braking and awareness of fellow competitors. Sprint 3 a lonely B, GT2, GT3, GT1, M1, a Toyota 86 and M2. Mixed bag there. A couple of quick Cayman GT4’s with Joe Haddad’s time of 1:22.4331. GT2 is a hard class against 997 GT3’s. Sprint 4 had A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s, nearly the alphabet and a Modified 2 class. Howard Burton set fastest there with a 1:25.1498, he improved well later. All smooth sailing so far with no major dramas, that was to come later, as Sandown, when it bites, it’s hard and unforgiving. Back to the start, Group 1 out again. Rick Mensa was still fastest with Joe Ensabella catching fast with a 1:14.2533 in his GT3 Cup car. SallyAnne Hains’s 997 Turbo, always blisteringly fast, where Sandown suits, gee it sounds so good past the pits. Bob Hawker missed session 1 and bounced out with a 1:19.5676 in the Modified 1 Class. This group also included Frank Deak today punting the successful Boxster S in Class A. It’s a tough class with a couple of quick 996s. So good to see Frank back as competitive as he has always been, after his health issues.


Spectacular Sandown

Andrew Smith

Simon Zettl

Philip Cox

Carlo Fasolino

Simon Wilson

Howard Burton

Richard Catchove

Garry Saber

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Second round for Group 5 resulted in a dingdong battle between Brendan Lau, 991 GT3 and Joe Haddad, Cayman GT4, .04447 separating their times. Just shows how good the Cayman GT4 is and Joe is driving really well.

2. Grant Stephenson 911 3.0 SC 1:28.5251

Modified 1: 1. Nick Karnaros 993 3.6 1:17.9083

3. Peter Matherson 911 3.0 SC 1:28.7476

2. Bob Hawker 996 GT3 1:18.8359

Class Cup: 1. Jamie Lovett 997 GT3 Cup 1:15.6898

3. Ken Eve â&#x20AC;&#x2122;95 993 GT2 Replica 1:28.1087

After lunch more of the morning. There was one incident that resulted in damage and a slight delay.

2. Tom Marks 996 GT3 Cup 1:15.9159

The weather was really kind and the wind kept conditions cool for drivers and cars.

Class D: 1. Garry Voges 944 S2 1:29.0276

At this point your writer took ill and had to abandon the rest of the day. It may have been guilt setting in from wagging work! In all there were 21 sessions, plus EntrĂŠe, with what appears to be little pairing up of groups. To summarise the best times of the day were: Class A: 1. Phil Treloar 996 3.6 1:22.0478 2. Andrew Smith 996 1:26.0813

3. Andrew Hall 996 Cup Car 1:16.0096

2. Richard Batchelor 944 S2 1:30.4935 3. Gary Saber 944 S2 1:31.1546 Class GT1: 1. Jonathan Tu 991 GT3 RS 1:17.9238 2. Stefan Wojciechowski 991 GT3 1:18.8333 3. Kees Van Ek 991 GT3 1:19.1020 Class GT2: 1. Aaron Lee 997 GT3 1:22.3405 2. Joseph Haddad Cayman GT4 1:22.3650

3. Simon Zettl Cayman R 1:26.2485 Class B: 1. David James Boxster S 1:28.1115 2. Richard Catchlove Cayman 1:30.0596 3. Carlo Fasolino Cayman 1:31.8702

Class GT3: 1. Peter Harrison 996 GT3 Mk2 1:20.3566 2. Brent Howard 996 GT3 1:22.6365 3. Ian Geekie 996 GT3 CS 1:24.1238

Class C: 1. Cameron Goodyear 911 SC 1:27.7182

Modified O: Ricardo Wells-Janz Cayman GT4 126.0674

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Modified 2: 1. Ben Faggetter 993 3.6 1:21.4101 2. Matt Burton 993 3.6 1:23.733 3. Howard Burton 993 3.6 1:25.1498 Open Class: 1. Rick Mensa 997 GT3 Cup 1:12.6418 2. Joe Ensabella 997 GT3 Cup 1:14.2533 3. Brian Power 997 Cup 1:16.6825 Other: 1. John Morriss GT3 Cup 1:13.7423 2. Shane Barwood Cup Car 1:14.3234 3. Greg Lovett 996 GT2 1:15.2183 Congratulations to everyone who competed and those who managed to produce the quickest times. Again we pay tribute to those in our club who devote vast amounts of time and expertise, dealing with a range of matters to allow the club to compete at Victorian race tracks. Safety is first principle and enjoyment is mandatory.

Jim Adamson

Ricardo Wells-Jansz


Porsche Club of Victoria Sandown Sprint Saturday, 11 March 2017

RESULTS Driver

Class Position

Car

Result

Rick Mensa

997 GT3 Cup

72.642

1

Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

74.253

2

Brian Power

997 Cup Car

76.683

3

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

77.502

4

Tom Marks

996 GT3 Cup

75.916

1

Andrew Hall

996 Cup Car

76.010

2

James Papas

996 GT3 Cup Car

83.908

3

997 GT3 Cup

75.690

1

Cayman GT4

86.067

1

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

77.908

1

Bob Hawker

996 GT3

78.836

2

Ken Eve

1995 993 GT2 Replica

88.109

3

Rodney Gordon

944 Turbo

94.009

4

Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

81.410

1

Matt Burton

993 3.6

83.733

2

Howard Burton

993 3.6

85.150

3

Richard Thompson

911 Carrera

87.065

4

Ian Chiron

944

100.489

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Warwick Phillips

Phil Treloar

Class: CUP6

Class: CUP7.1 Jamie Lovett Class: M0 Ricardo Wells-Jansz Class: M1

Jamie Lovett

Joseph Ensabella

Class: M2

Class: GT1

Andrew Hall

Nick Karnaros

Jonathan Tu

991 GT3 RS

77.924

1

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

78.833

2

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

79.102

3

ZORAN LETUNICA

GT3 RS

80.040

4

Brendan Lau

991 GT3

81.740

5

Aaron Lee

997 GT3

82.341

1

joseph haddad

Cayman GT4

82.365

2

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

80.357

Brent Howard

996 GT3

82.637

Class: GT2

Class: GT3

Driver Ian Geekie

Car 996 GT3 Club Sport

Result 84.124

996 GT3

84.276

4

996 3.6

82.048

1

996

86.081

2

Simon Zettl

Cayman R

86.249

3

Darren Jones

993

86.604

4

Frank Deak

Boxster S

86.650

5

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

86.651

6

Josef Smith

Cayman S

87.279

7

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

89.930

8

David James

Boxster S

88.112

1

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

90.060

2

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

91.870

3

Cameron Goodyear

911 SC

87.718

1

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

88.525

2

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

88.748

3

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

89.931

4

Jim Adamson

911 Carrera

91.039

5

Garry Voges

944 S2

89.028

1

Richard Batchelor

944 S2

90.494

2

Garry Saber

944 S2

91.155

3

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

92.106

4

Bill Toohey

944 S2

93.546

5

Simon Wilson

944 3.0

95.094

6

Warwick Phillips

944

103.293

7

Class: A Tom Goulopoulos

Tom Marks

Bob Hawker

1

Class2 Position 3

Phil Treloar

Thursday, 16 March 2017 andrew smith

Class: B

Class: C

Kees Van Ek

Peter Harrison

Class: D

Ben Faggetter

Mark Chrzanowski

Class: OTHER

Aaron lee

Juris Briedis

john morriss

GT3 Cup Car

73.742

Shane Barwood

Cup Car

74.323

GREG LOVETT

996 GT2

75.218

Simon McLean

997 Carrera S

86.122

Dennis O'Keefe

944 2.5

86.161

Christian Fitzgerald

Audi RS3

86.966

Robert Pepper

Toyota 86

91.361

Jim Larue

Cayman 981

93.183

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Run to Tokar Estate Winery Story: Michael O’Brien Photos: Kon Gogos Sunday 29th January 2017

Our Modern 911 Register Run was held on Sunday 29th January 2017, a beautiful Melbourne summers day. If we contemplate the elements of a really great run, they would undoubtedly include Porsche Cars, Porsche Club Victoria club members, a great selection of Porsche friendly roads, wellconstructed driving notes, perfect Melbourne weather, superb gourmet lunch and beautiful wines. Well this run organised by Kon Gogos, our Modern 911 Register Captain had all of these elements – but wait there’s more – a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for an endless supply of chocolate and ice-cream. Temptation sufficient for our Register Director to ignore his diet, and hide from Harriet! I, of course showed respectful restraint… (well at least that’s my recollection)? Our meeting location was McDonalds in Ringwood, but I must have missed the instruction “opposite to” however when I parked in the MacDonald’s I noticed three beautiful new GT3s parked in the car park opposite and realised my first mistake for the day. Yes this is the Modern 911 register and the range of late model Porsches that came on this run was sensational. We should always be thankful to Porsche for continuing to push the colour palate Guards Red, 52

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Sapphire Blue, Racing Yellow, Lava Orange, Viper Green, and my stunning Black. As is our tradition Kon warmly welcomed new members Craig and Bronwyn Stewart, together with first run member; Timothy Mai. We also welcomed Jonathan Tu, returning for his first run since 2015. Our register runs are perhaps the best way for new members to become acquainted with our club, so we are always pleased to welcome all our newer members to all of our functions, but especially the register runs. This group clearly hid their purchases obtained from the Chocolaterie, but the smiles on their faces tell the true story. Who doesn’t love chocolate! The morning drive took just over an hour to get to our morning chocolate break – and much longer to leave, but leave we had to; the second part of our drive through the Yarra Valley would take almost 90 minutes, and our lunch would be waiting. Tokar Estate Winery was one of the wineries we considered for our 40th Anniversary locations, but being a boutique winery would have not been able to accommodate us, so I was really pleased to join this run and taste their wines and enjoy

the hospitality. Tokar did not disappoint. The meal, and service were excellent, the setting and surrounds beautiful. A really enjoyable location to experience the Yarra Valley. It has become customary to hold a raffle at almost all of our runs these days, and we were fortunate in that Tokar Estate generously donated five bottles of assorted Tokar wines which were our prizes. Now I need to confess, that I missed the names of all of our winners, but I must assure you all that whilst it may not appear so – these raffles are definitely not rigged! So for the record our winners were Astrid Diercks, Craig Stewart, Ken Anson, yes our Register Director (collected by Harriet) and Mark Chittleborough. Congratulations to all of our winners including our unnamed fifth! And so that was that – time to return home from yet another beautiful Registers Run, and one that had the added benefit of finishing not too far from home. A genuine thank you Kon Gogos for organising this run and to Ken Anson for his continued guidance as Registers Director.


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Run to Morning Sun Vineyard Story: Tony Monteleone & Ivan Romanic Photos: Angelo Monteleone Sunday 26th February 2017

The 2017 calendar started on the 26th February this year for the Torque Tube gang. After finally recovering from the PCV Christmas festivities, it was time to round up the gang again for another big party bash. There was lots to celebrate, lots to catch up on, and lots of driving too do as well. We started breakfast with a great round up of cars and people at a great little café called BarSur-Lup in Balwyn which was suggested by our flamboyant member Carlo Cimino. The French café proved to be a hit. On the menu was a selection of delectable Belgian waffles, pastries, baguettes as well as sweet and savoury crepes. The extraordinary variety of hot chocolate proved to be a major hit. The day was shaping up too be a ripper – sun shining, light breeze and the slight smell of exhaust fuel in the air as all the

Porsches rolled into the car park. We had in total 34 people and 20 cars with an array of 944s, 928s, Boxsters and Caymans, plus a very special Macan GTS finished in an ocean blue. Our friend Jonas also rolled in to show us his latest acquisition and stamp his mark in the Torque Tube with very nice Silver 944 S that he is making into a retro look track car for the occasional entree class. Our ever dedicated supporters, Nigel and Rosemary Watson had a spot of bad luck when their lovely 944S2 Turbo had a fuel pump failure on the morning, but undeterred showed up in a Modern 911 and newbies, Aaron and Shonnet Barnes joined us for their first ever PCV event in their 996. The briefing was conducted by none other than our Captain, Mr Monteleone “Il Comandante” as

we call him, whom addressed the members with an oratory skill comparable to Winston Churchill, and assisted by Mr Ivan Romanic, who having just returned from a trip to the Kennedy space station, did his best impersonation of head NASA flight engineer prior to launch sequence to our group (check out the pictures). Angelo provided insight into the do’s and don’ts of what to do on a Porsche Club endorsed event and reiterated the obligatory “PCV does not sanction speeds over 100km/h”. Smirks appeared on the faces of some members, notably Carlo, John and Jake, and Tony, which given their reputation for fast cars, fast money and even faster women was of no surprise. Our morning coffees were interrupted by an incident in the car park where a lady trying to park her Merc GLE SUV backed into another car. Luckily it was none of our cars – Jade, who’s Macan GTS was parked nearby promptly marched over to check that her car was ok and got told that it was our fault that she crashed as all the Porsches were taking up the car parking spaces. Some people just shouldn’t drive SUVs is all I want to say about that one!! De-brief over, all 20 Porsche engines ignited into one ceremonious rumble. The growls of engines reverberated against the glass facades

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in this instance, I will let the readers find out for themselves when they go and visit Morning Sun. Did I say the food was amazing…..Well, we Started with the warm estate grown marinated olives, and crisp, golden polenta fries a la Nonna Claudia, infused with fresh rosemary from Mario’s garden, served with a blue cheese dipping sauce and a seasonal Antipasto platter – just for starters. Then came the wood fired Pizzas - San Daniele, Gamberi, Sopressa, and Mario’s Veneto – wow they were superb, plus Rucolo salads to top it all off. of the shopfronts with the noise stirring dogs into a nervous yap and causing the casual hipsters enjoying a café latte to soil their Peter Alexander underwear. But we didn’t care, we were the Torque Tube Boys, today was our day and we would claim it as our own. Nothing would separate us from the smell of fuel, rubber and leather as once it gets into your blood, it infects you with its attraction. Out of the carpark, il comandante, Angelo led the pack in front of an assortment of Porsches. We had 944s, 928s, 911s, Caymans & a Macan which represents quite a variety from the Porsche stable. Without fear of any reprisals and with complete abandon, the Black 944 driven by il comandante, lead the team out of the carpark on command from mission control. The Russians certainly won the space race, but Angelo must have given those astronauts a class in fortitude, for many have balls and only a few have heart. Angelo has got both, and in big measures. Pedal to the metal, Carlo and Tony were not far behind, following in close proximity were Doukas “Mr Commercial” and others jostling for positions.

Our venue this day was a place we discovered by accident called “Morning Sun vineyard” in Red Hill. It’s a magnificent Tuscan style villa and vineyard run by 2 of the loveliest folk you will ever meet, Carolyn and John. We found this gem while holidaying up in Rosebud this year, having stumbled across this place after a boozy wine tour looking for food. To our surprise they had the best pizzas ever….of course one thing leads to another and hence we found our venue for the next run! The drive up was stock standard as there really isn’t any easy way to get to Mornington but once off the Dromana exit, then the fun started. Our first stop was the top of Arthurs seat to check out the re-opened Eagle Chairlift and get a quick break. We even met and chatted with the Eagle CEO, Han Brugman who is a big fan of the Stuttgart cars and promised priority parking and seating next time for any PCV event. The only holdup was Tony’s 944S2 overheating – ouch! but nevertheless, some great pictures on the summit and good coffee. However the drive out of the Summit was like a scene from a Hollywood car movie – all the Porsches jammed together launching out of the

carpark 1 by 1 – The Eagle patrons really had a birds eye view from their elevated positions in the gondolas of the crackling exhaust roars as we took off.

The rest of the drive took us on a big loop of Red Hill and some nice roads albeit the usual Sunday traffic slowing us down except for the 1 courteous fellow in his Toyota who graciously pulled left to let 6 Porsches nudging his backside roar through – what a nice fellow indeed. There was the usual couple of near misses but all going well, so far so, except when we get to the last fork in the road that said – Morning Sun Wineries left – but our map directions said “At the fork in the road – stay right “so guess what happened – yep 8 Porsches trying to make a U turn on gravel and narrow roads – Oops: Looking at one of you -Angelo and Ivan – check your notes please. Well finally, most of us arrived at the right place (except for Ivan who drove in the wrong driveway and had to reverse out) and were greeted by Air Marshal Monteleone visually signalling between ground personnel and pilots where to best park the many Porsches. Left hand signals, Right hand signal, reverse signal, hanger bay 6 please. Finally, we got all 20 Porsches parked. As it was a great day out, our hosts decided to put us outside on the benches under the beautiful hanging vines. We could have literally been in the rolling hills of Tuscany such was the beautiful ambience. One of the reasons we picked this place for our torque tube event was that the food is amazing and their wines are superb. Our hosts are also the wine makers and both are real characters. John started out by telling us how wine makers have very active imaginations when it comes to describing wines – blended this, light on your palette that, hint of blah blah – ALL CRAP he told us!! 95% of the taste starts with the grapes and ends with the barrel – the rest is just so they can write pretty labels for wine snobs to read out loud. And here I was thinking I was very sophisticated when it came too wines. The lesson here is stop reading the label and just start drinking the wine LOL!

A little black bird (AKA – the crow) told us it was our Boxster GTS man of the day, John Gedye’s birthday – so we organised 1 special pizza with some birthday candles just for him. Everyone joined in on a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to John – Well done Mate!! Speaking of the Crow – after Angelo singled out all the crow supporters on the table, with our fake crow garden ornament, it seems the crow gods must have heard the ruckus as a real crow descended on our little gathering and decided to scare the bejesus out of us. Seems he got upset about how Angelo man-handled his fake friend! No torque tube event would be complete without a competition for the best car on the day and to ensure there was no bias, we asked our Morning Sun host Carolyn to be the judge with the prize being a bottle of Pinot. After some deliberation and a cry of foul after a certain owner of a black 944S2 convertible tried to sway the judge’s decision, the very special blue Macan GTS took out the honours. Our owner Jake, who kindly allowed his sister Jade to drive his Macan this day in fact, was very pleased to accept the prize of behalf of both of them. All the staff at Morning Sun really did an outstanding job and as the day moved on, we were joined by the head chef for a glass of wine as he wanted to check what we thought of all the food – what a nice guy and real old fashioned service – just amazing. As the day drew to a close, our Comandante, Angelo found he had a stowaway sitting in the driver’s seat. The Morning Sun’s Cavoodle pooch had discovered that the sheepskin seat covers in Angelo’s Porsche were much more comfortable than his rug in the afternoon sun. Lucky the poor sleepy pooch didn’t get sat on as it looked like a big ball of wool on the front seat, very cute. Looking around at the grape vines and fields, with the sun shining and Porsches in the distance, sitting on a long outside table covered in vine bush, we almost could have been in Italy or the south of France, or even the German countryside. It was just a great day. Thanks to all our friends that made the time to come and join us on our first Torque tube event for the year, Thanks for out hosts, Carolyn and John and to the team at Morning Sun Vineyard and we look forward to our next event – coming soon!

Then he offered us a competition to guess what was his previous work life was, before he became a wine maker with the winner taking a bottle as a prize. No one guessed it, but we did have some good suggestions like artist, nude model, marijuana smoker, TV presenter – but as much as I want to tell you all the answer, I think ISSUE 1, 2017

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Run to Heathcote Story: Mandy Adamson Photos: Neville Sampson Sunday 26th February

Superb weather, fantastic company, good food, excellently organized Mid 911 run - what more can I say! 9.30am on Sunday 26th Feb saw 36 eager individuals congregate at the Golden Arches in Mill Park to take part in the first Mid 911 run for 2017. After coffee and a quick briefing by Ken we were off following the run notes on our way to Wallan for morning tea. The weather, blue skies and sunshine but not too hot was welcomed by those of us with the older 911s with no aircon and meant we could all arrive without looking like we had had a shower on the way or pouring ourselves out of our seats. The route was interesting with the normal uneven rail crossings and single lane bridges to navigate around and had the added challenge of someone swapping a roundabout for traffic lights overnight - or was that just a hiccup in the notes that sent half a dozen Porsches doing u-turns and deviations to continue on the run?! Our stop at The Wine Hub in Wallan was excellent with coffee and fantastic cake offerings, lemon tarts and mars chocolate cake being just a couple of the best. A place I must keep in mind if passing that way again. We left the Wine Club carefully navigating our way over the exit gutter that must have been 56

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designed to give mechanics extra business, to start part 2 of our run. Country roads with lovely views and of course another couple of bumpy rail crossings lead us to an interesting junction where the right of way was somewhat confusing. Having been pre-warned of this on the well written run notes we took great caution in navigating this turn. Having passed through Wandong and Pyalong we arrived at our lunch destination of Heathcote Winery. This Winery was in the Main Street of Heathcote and was very rustic with exposed brick walls and a tranquil courtyard garden. Wine tastings were

on offer, then we all sat down to a beautiful 2 course meal served with salad, just right for the temperature of the day. One new member, Rohan Mayer, attended the run, and the 2 bottles of wine donated by the Winery and the two supplied by the Club were won by Shelley Stepowski, Peter Day, Peter Cromie and Ken Ellaway. After this enjoyable lunch most departed to head back home around 3pm. A perfect relaxing day with fantastic weather, a hard way to spend a Sunday!


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To St. Anne’s Winery Story & Photos: Mark Behan Sunday 19th March 2017

A fleet of shiny Porsches, many with their roofs down, met at the BP / McDonalds in Rockbank for our run to Myrniong and St. Anne’s. Even Ken Anson had the roof off his Targa just to make the most of what was a terrific day weather wise – warm, sunny and made for touring. The weather this Autumn has been particularly kind so I can’t really take any credit for the perfect weather on the day, but then again it’s always better to be lucky than smart. After gathering our 17 cars (well 16 as Allen and Kerry texted to say they’d meet us at morning tea) and doing the briefing, we got underway. Our first port of call was the Baytree Coffee Shop in Romsey but before that was about an hour of twisty but fun roads. We went via Diggers Rest and loved the challenges of steep inclines both up and down as well as a few one lane bridges and even some flat country roads. Sylvia also had organised a quiz for the duration of the run with wine for the winners. It was designed to test not only the keen observation skills of the navigator, the driver being way too busy driving, but also the ability to decode the sometimes obscure hints. The Baytree was most welcoming and put on a good spread of both sweet and savoury foods and of course the coffee or tea, I even saw a hot chocolate and a soy latte served up. Most people seemed to enjoy the break and used not only our 58

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own room but also the main shop and of course the extensive garden. By now the weather was warming up and hats and sun screen were called upon as all 17 cars (Allen and Kerry had by now joined us) eventually set off via a roundabout route to Myrniong.

The second part of the run was less twisty but was never the less still fun. We covered some longer stretches but they wound through thick forest, some farmland and many small townships. We skirted around the edge of Daylesford as on a Sunday getting through the main street would have been slow work. Even then the road out of


Daylesford was as usual busy on a Sunday but we managed to slowly and carefully make our way through traffic and head for lunch. It’s worth noting here that I was very pleased that our crew had taken on board our responsibilities and were exemplary drivers and well within the speed limit, as was observed by at least one member of the public. However there was a slight blip on the radar. Sylvia and I wanted to get to the venue a tad early to make sure everything was ready for us, so slipped away from the group and took a shortcut (well directly along the freeway). No real worries, we’d tested the route well and there would be no problem for the rest who would follow their run notes through Ballan, onto Greendale and then to St. Anne’s. Little did we know! Apparently this Sunday of all days was some local Ballan celebration and as the convoy approached the main street it was blocked! Tons of cars and a market / fete in full swing. But our Boxster / Cayman people are made of stern stuff and with an innate sense of direction they navigated the back streets and ended up back on the correct (and only) road to Greendale. I never doubted them. I of course received, probably deserved, ribbing on their arrival at the winery. Once there everyone (well I think most people) took advantage to sample some of the wines on sale and some time was spent in the new tasting rooms catching up on the run just completed. Then we made our way downstairs to the barrel room which was prepared for us with tables and chairs. We then had a selection of finger foods of locally produced cheeses, meats and assorted pickles and bread / biscuits. There were also platters of gourmet pies and pastries. For those of us who didn’t take off too early the venue surprised us with several platters of sweets which they ‘threw in’ as a thank you for choosing them.

winery, what does the pictured animal eat?” As it was a picture of a Wombat the obvious answer was “roots and leaves” (you had to know the joke). “Bovines like this creek” was of course “Milking Yard Creek” and “The grassy estate on the left” was “Rolling Meadows”. The seventh bottle of wine went to Gloria and Frank for their observation on the number of one lane bridges. Not technically part of the quiz but hey someone had to get that last bottle! All in all a great run, great company and I hope a good time was had by all.

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Story & Photos: Peter White

Return to the Marque Whilst living in London in the 1970s, I was lucky enough to experience the 911 pleasure in my early 20s. One evening I had a need to drive from London to Cardiff, it was 1 AM and raining. I drove as fast as the conditions and law would allow and was excited by the experience. It created a long-lasting memory and love for the brand. I was driving a 2.2l. 911. In the 1970s I had a few 911s, some years later when back in Australia I bought an RS Carrera 2.7 1973 model. The 2.7 at this stage was not really regarded as particularly iconic. I got lucky. Driving the car just felt so light and sweet. Soft words but that is how it felt.  I competed vigourously in the car for many years. When I sold it (regretfully) I was focusing on business and bought a car more suited for that purpose. What a disappointment, although comfortable it didn’t have a 911 feel. Trying to describe that to a non porschephile takes time and energy. It was just a few months ago that I determined I would go back to the marque that had served me so well in the past. I purchased a superb 1997 993 carrera in unmarked condition. I had been on the Porsche club of Victoria committee and the competition Sec for many years. I had finally come full circle. This is a car that you drive, it doesn’t drive you, a six speed manual gearbox brings back such lovely memories and experiences. I might be living in the past, but this is an immaculate car and makes an immaculate drive. I also had forgotten how pleasant it is to talk to comrades in the car club and

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how a five minute conversation can extend to a 25 minute conversation, but always so enjoyable and friendly. I’m now 69 and when I got back in this car and drove it for the first time I felt somewhat as if I had been reborn. It was a fantastic feeling. Each day I have the same feeling although I don’t drive it every day. I had also read that they were a car that should increase in value over time being the last of the air cooled models. It has a sunroof, extremely effective air-conditioning and has been fully refurbished and fully reconditioned. It drives like a dream. Oh how I had missed that superb driving experience.

From a very early age in my teenage years I would always read Autosport and many other car magazines, never really understanding the technical language but was nevertheless interested in the reading of the cars. I even remember the day at Sandown when the Australian Gov. General was driven a circuit in a 356. It remained a stamp in my memory bank. Great to be back and enjoying driving again. Regards, Peter White


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New Members We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Rex Afrasiabi 2005 997 & 2013 Panamera Sam Ball 1986 911 Carrera Richard & Carmen Bell 1996 993 Turbo Lachlan Beveridge 1985 911 Carrera Lucas & Romayne Bogtstra 2002 996 & 2015 Macan Luke, Sasha & Micah Borgula & Mahta Jafari 2016 Cayman GT4 Anthony Bulloch & Tam Nguyen 2016 Cayman S Jim Chatzopoulos 2014 Boxster GTS Kisa, Boden & Annalise Christensen 2005 997 Aidan Clarke 2016 991 GT3 RS & 1957 356 Tim Clarke 1992 964 C2 Rohan Cooray 2010 997 Turbo Scott & Kristyn Cowie 2013 Cayman S John Cox & Anna Sorrell 2015 991 GT3 Damien Digby 1977 911 Nick Dunnet 2009 997 Colin Dwyer 2006 Cayman S Robert Gashi 2005 996 40th Anniversary Ben Goodfellow 1987 911 Carrera Peter & Valerie Gray 1968 912 & 2016 Macan Chris Hitching 1990 964 Will Horton 1979 911 Peter & Natalie Jordan 2008 997 Billy Kavellaris 1985 911

Richard, Kate, Griffin & Oscar Kempster Neel Khokhani & Marianna Korshunova Benjamin Koops Brendan, Catalina & Sebastian Lau Vincent Lee Philip & Eileen Leslie Giovanni & Elaine Lo Mascolo Timothy Mai Jim Markos Jeff Nadelman Noel Nanchi Ian, Carolyn, Hannah, Harry & James Roberts Emma & Bill Sakellaris Colin Smith Christopher Sprod Dale Theuma Andy Tran Richard & Levi Vizintin Ian Wells Ricardo & Jacqueline Wells-Jansz Mahen Wijeyewickrema

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