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OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PORSCHE CLUB OF VICTORIA

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horizontally opposed Welcome to the 2nd issue of Porsche Parade for 2021. Once again thanks to Covid we have had events cancelled but have had enough proceed to fill another issue of Porsche Parade. As I am a club competitor you will always see my photographs of the Club Sprints in the Magazine. I say Sprints as we have lost our Venue (Deca) for Motorkhanas and our Hill Climb event at Haunted Hills due to lack of interest. Hopefully, we will have both of those events back in the near future. This time of year is usually wet and the Rain Gods surely turned it on for the 6 Hour event this year. I am glad I was not driving as the visibility was horrendous at times as you can see by the phots in this Issue. Winton also started off wet but dried up after the first session. Porsche 936 Junior Our first Club Night in 14 months was extremely popular with 291 members in attendance. Located 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD and with scenic views overlooking Williamstown harbour, Seaworks Maritime Precinct provided the ideal location to accommodate our parking and dining needs. Also on display at the event was a Porsche 936 Junior. Built in 1981, the Porsche 936 Junior is a 1/2 scale replica of the 1981

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Le Mans winning 936 driven by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell. Apparently, Porsche commissioned these to celebrate their win(s) at Le Mans and somewhere between 50 and 100 were built and presented to Porsche VIPs, drivers and team members (various sources given different production numbers).

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Said to be an incredibly detailed replica, the Porsche 936 Junior is powered by a 5 hp Briggs and Stratton engine. Power makes its way to the wheels via a 3-speed manual transmission (2 forward gears + reverse) allowing the 936 Jr. to reach top speeds of 30 to 35 mph. Rounding out the build were disc brakes, a limited slip rear axle, adjustable rear wing, hydraulic suspension, rack and pinion steering, working high/low beam headlights, turn signals, horn, taillights and brake lights. Originally meant as a child’s toy, for a time, the 936 Jr. could be purchased directly from Porsche (Porsche Part Number WAP170000 and priced around $7500).

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At Auction it sold for a world record $40,500 plus buyer’s premium. I know this as I was the underbidder at the auction. Congratulations to the purchaser who is a club member, it will make a wonderful show piece and investment.

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club contacts Russell Sturzaker Michael Bailey Alvaro Del Gallo Clyde White Vickie Morris Geoffrey Mould Alison Belot

Melanie Treloar Lisa Gillespie Kon Gogos Carly Pasco Anna Cook David Turner

Competition sub-committee Competition Director Andrew Smth: motorsport@pcv.com.au Marshal Co-ordinator Murray Seymour: marshals@pcv.com.au Competition Secretary Richard Catchlove Juris Briedis Andrew Bonwick Peter Harrison Grant Stephenson Ian Geekie Cameron Goodyear Michael O’Brien Tony Carolan Tom Goulopoulos Phil Treloar Andrew Smith Mark Horton Andrews Andy Hall

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Paul Sbrissa: pcvregisters@pcv.com.au

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president’s message By the time you read this we might hopefully have progressed to a more normal/ less restricted state and have more confidence about scheduling Club events. Despite the Covid related hiccups in the first 6 months of the year with quite a few events being cancelled or postponed, we have still managed to run 8 social events, 5 competition, 4 register runs, one Club night and our Tassie Grand Tour. The Social and Competition Committees and the Register Captains deserve our sincere thanks as they have constantly juggled dates and venues to make the most of the situation. The opportunity for larger groups of members to get together at Club nights has been severely missed but it is hoped that the second half of the year will present more opportunities. Our committees are still looking to present different and imaginative events for us to enjoy. One example was the midnight cruise back in January and in the second half of the year we have Porsche at Big Boom Art Gallery in Geelong mid-August. The discussion promoted by comparing the synergies between our gorgeous vehicle designs and a modern contemporary art should make for a very entertaining afternoon. Club Night at Seaworks Considering the potential for interstate travel restrictions in these times the drivers and passengers in the 38 cars that finally boarded the Spirit of Tasmania on 12 April breathed a great sigh of relief. It was a fabulous tour and is covered in detail in this issue, but I want to take the opportunity to thank Alf Carrigan and Alison Belot for their tireless work in organizing such a great tour especially considering everything had to be rescheduled and rebooked from 2020. Alf and Alison managed all this without paying any penalties for the changes and with no increase in cost to participants. This Tassie Tour was Alf’s farewell grand tour and he has handing over the reins to Alison for future tours. Our Grand Tours are typically held every other year and Alf has been involved in organizing the last 7 tours spanning a 15 year period. A tremendous contribution to the Club for which we are very grateful.

A new initiative that is being undertaken, is the trial of a geographic region social group for PCV members determined by suburb or council. The purpose is to allow members within a region / council to socialise and communicate using social media (Facebook) as a tool to share local news, contact each other for the occasional meal, night at the pictures or just to sit around a cup of coffee and talk about Porsches. These group activities are not a substitute for club run events. The first group has been established for Brighton / Brighton East and has been enthusiastically adopted and is styled “PCV Brighton Social Group”. If the trial is successful, the proposal will be expanded to other regions.

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Mark Horton Andrews Vice President vp@pcv.com.au

The exciting Porsche news this year has been the release of the new all-electric Taycan and PCV members were given the opportunity by Porsche Centre Melbourne to have a preview in late February prior to the official public release. This new Porsche kid on the block is certainly making its presence felt. Australian sales are matching the global trend where this first all-electric powered Porsche is proving to be very popular with buyers and we are certainly seeing a lot more of them around the streets in Melbourne. We are looking forward to seeing many more Taycans at our events. On our social and register runs they will be readily accommodated and we are now starting to address how they can be brought into our competition events. Not only do we need to consider a competition class structure that allows Taycans to compete against hydrocarbon fueled vehicles, but we need to consider safety issues for both drivers and marshals if there was ever an on track incident. Our safety procedures and equipment for track competition for our conventional vehicles are very well defined and our marshals very well trained. We have now started working on how these will need to be modified when dealing with all electric vehicles. One thing is a certainty is that some Taycan owners will want to experience the outstanding performance of these vehicles by taking them to the track.

Linley Baxter

Andrew Smith Competition Director motorsport@pcv.com.au

Paul Sbrissa pcvregisters@pcv.com.au

Russell Sturzaker Club Archives & Club Nights russell@pcv.com.au

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Safe travels. Tony Carolan President

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from pit lane To say that the last few months have been tumultuous both on and off the track would appear to be an understatement. Government restrictions and the “perceived ring of steel” forced us to cancel our May event at Broadford and unfortunately due to high demand for the track and our existing programmed dates, we were unable to re-schedule this event. This has put a dent in our overall yearly calendar and now only leaves us with 2 competition events at Sandown in July and Phillip Island in August for the remainder of the completion season, plus Presidents Day later in the year. Now on to some positive banter…………….. April saw the annual PCV Mobil 1 360 Regularity take place at Sandown. In my previous report I raved on about how good the weather Gods had been to us at PI and Winton, well I guess I spoke too soon………… The weekend of the 360 must have been the

heaviest and most consistent rain Melbourne had seen in months with the track more akin to a swimming pool rather than a raceway!!! Both the practice on Saturday and the Regularity itself on Sunday wereconducted in full wet conditions. Congratulations must be given to all drivers on the way they all drove in testing conditions. But the biggest round of applause must go to the flaggies, marshals and officials who were all soaked to the bone, but continued to give their all for the cause. A full report will be presented further on in this edition. With the cancellation of Broadford in May our next event was at Winton Motor Raceway just near Benalla on Sunday June 27. Apparently, part of my job as Competition Director is to ensure fine sunny days are on show for our competitors at each and every track, or so our President said during his briefing!! Unfortunately it appears I let the team down during the morning sessions, but came good in the afternoon with the cloud clearing and some bright sunshine appearing.

Mobil 1 360 Regularity I even heard a complaint that the setting sun was too bright in some drivers eyes coming up the hill to the start/finish line!!! We used the long track in the morning, then changed to the short track for the afternoon sessions. Please read the full report later in the magazine. Andrew Smith Competition Director

the socialist Hello everyone my name is Clyde White. I am taking over the responsibilities of Social Director from Linley, as he is on an indefinite break due to illness. We wish Linley a speedy recovery. Covid has provided the most frustrating backdrop to planning social activities. At times we are pedal to the metal organising events, only to be stopped in our tracks courtesy of restrictions and lockdowns. However, your committee has been working hard, deferring the June club night, the Winter run is now to be held on July 25 and Porsche at Big Boom Art Gallery, Geelong now to be held on August 15. I would like to thank all the social committee members for their hard work and flexibility, in order for these events to be held. The grand tour of Tasmania was magnificent, which yours truly attended. The route planned had something for all attendees, challenging, scenic, good accomodation and food and above all wonderful member socialising. Special thanks to Alf Carrigan who meticulously planned his seventh grand tour. Thanks also to Alison Belot who formed a duo with Alf, in organising the

event. Alison has been handed over the baton by Alf for future Grand Tours. Alf thanks once again for your hard work and that touch of Alf’s class and humour, we have all come to expect and enjoy. I am quite sure Alison will stamp her own imprint on future events. A further thanks to Allan Hines and Garry Saber for their efforts. The Autumn run to Sorrento was enjoyed by one and all, with special thanks to Linley Baxter who organised the excellent food and Geoff Mould for mapping out the run. The club night at Seaworks Williamstown was tremendously well supported by our members. Unfortunately the club PA system was inadequate for the size of the venue. A lesson for all well intentioned social committee members. Thanks to Russell Sturzaker and his committee for all their hard work and organisation. The club would also like to thank Porsche Centre Melbourne for their support and attendance on the night and car display. Plans are afoot to organise a busy calendar of event for the balance of the year, Covid permitting. I encourage you to keep your eye out for booking flyers for club nights, social runs, coffee runs and our annual

dinner. The annual dinner promises to be different, entertaining and fun. The committee is very keen to glean members views by way of surveys, to take into consideration member preferences in determining future events. As the club continues to exponentially grow we would like you to communicate your views, in order for us to manage your expectations. Consequently members will be surveyed and I encourage you to please take this opportunity to give us your valuable feedback. Undertaking the collation and reporting are Anna Cook and Omnia Holland, both are club members and experienced and qualified marketing surveyors. Look forward to our members enjoying the events we organise. Please provide us with your feedback, in order for us to plan events that you desire, rather than organising events that we think you desire. Clyde White Social Director

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring package 16/06/2021 A high-performance athlete that does not show off about its talent, and loves understatement: that is the new Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring package. The seventh edition of the powerful GT car can now be ordered with the equipment package that proved extremely popular for its predecessor. This purist and powerful 375 kW (510 PS; 911 GT3: Fuel consumption combined 13.3 – 12.4 l/100 km (NEDC), CO2 emissions combined 304 – 283 g/km (NEDC)) 911 GT3 with a weight of just 1,418 kilograms is delivered with a six-speed GT sports gearbox as standard. For the first time, the Touring package can also be combined with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission at no extra cost. The exterior’s most conspicuous difference is the omission of the fixed rear wing of the 911 GT3. The necessary downforce at high speeds and even more understatement are guaranteed by an automatically extending rear spoiler. Silver-coloured trim strips made of high-gloss anodised aluminium on the side windows are another distinguishing feature that underline the newcomer’s discreet appearance. The front end is painted completely in the exterior colour. The interior, with extended leather items in Black, is particularly elegant and is available exclusively for the GT3 with Touring package. The front of the dashboard and the upper side sections

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of the door trim panels have special surface embossing. The name ‘Touring package’ goes back to an equipment variant of the 911 Carrera RS from the 1973 model year. Back then, the focus was already on purist 911 design and elements of a classic interior. Porsche revived the idea again in 2017, and for the first time again offered a Touring package for the previous generation of the 911 GT3, the Type 991. Since then, this variant has appealed above all to lovers of topclass sports cars with a pronounced passion for understatement and classic driving pleasure. The exterior and interior details A rear lid grille with the ‘GT3 touring’ logo in unique design is located over the high-revving engine. The trim strips of the side windows and the tailpipes of the sports exhaust system are silver-coloured. These elements are finished in satin-gloss Black in the optional Touring package. The front light modules are dark-tinted in this case. The 911 GT3 with Touring package also offers the atmosphere of a classic sports car in the interior. The steering wheel rim, gear/selector lever, cover of the centre console, armrests in the door panels and the door handles are covered in black leather. The partial leather

interior features black stitching. The seat centre panels are covered with black fabric, and the roofliner is also black. The head restraints bear embossed Porsche Crests. The door entry guards and trim elements on the dashboard and centre console are made of brushed black aluminium. 911 GT3 Touring, 2021, Porsche AG Porsche also offers almost all the optional equipment for the 911 GT3 in combination with the Touring package. This includes all exterior and wheel colours, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, various assist systems, PCCB ceramic braking system, the lift system on the front axle, all seat variants, the Chrono package and the audio systems. Chronograph from Porsche Design Porsche Design also offers a very special chronograph for customers of the 911 GT3 with Touring package. The timepiece features a movement with flyback function. The winding rotor evokes the vehicle’s wheel design and is available in six different versions corresponding to the vehicle configuration. The dial bezel in Agate Grey Metallic is based on the vehicle’s paint finish. The dial itself has a matte black finish, while the luminous yellow chronograph hands match the colour of the rev counter. The chronograph 911 GT3 with Touring package


is worn with a strap made of Porsche vehicle leather with ‘GT3’ embossing. The black decorative stitching with Porsche vehicle thread adds a finishing touch to the strap. The chronograph is produced by the company’s own Swiss watchmaking factory and is exclusively reserved for GT3 owners.

uncompromising aerodynamics with swan-neck rear wing – excluded from the Touring package – and striking diffuser originate from the successful 911 RSR GT racing car, and the 375 kW (510 PS) 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine is based on the drive unit of 911 GT3 R tried and tested in endurance racing.

With know-how from motorsport: the Porsche 911 GT3

Despite a wider body, larger wheels and additional technical features, the weight of the new GT3 is on a par with its predecessor. It weighs 1,418 kg with the manual transmission and 1,435 kg with the Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). The carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) bonnet, lightweight glass windows and forged alloy wheels exemplify the focus on

With the seventh edition of this high-performance sports car, Porsche has transferred racing technology to a production model more systematically than ever before: the doublewishbone front suspension as well as the

weight-saving, as does the lightweight sports exhaust system. Its racing genes are expressed in practically all the details of the new 911 GT3. The cockpit is equipped with a track screen for the first time: at the push of a button, the digital displays on the left and right of the central rev counter are reduced to the essential information on tyre and oil pressure, oil and coolant temperature and fuel tank fill level. The 911 GT3 has an easily accessible Mode switch on the steering wheel. This facilitates fast switching between Normal settings and the customisable Sport and Track modes.

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Greg Cook Having chosen the owner of the next worthy group of fabulous PCV cars for WIYG ? Number 46, Ron, Barbara and I drove to meet him at his sizeable storage workshop down by the sea. Greg Cook had just jumped out of his standard Hilux ute which he drives every day and enjoys. It shows 200,000 kms and he loves it. So many of our owners have spectacular cars but also have a ute or a Cayenne as a daily driver. Greg was slow into wonderful cars and competition driving. His first car in 1970 was a 1963 falcon. First Porsche was a 2.7 911 Targa bought in ’83 . Until then he had he wasted time playing cricket. He got into

competition after enjoying the social side of the club and remembers a jazz train to Don and Noelene Watson’s property n-w of Melbourne. He got into competition in 1989 in a black 1975 2.7 Carrera. The first event being a dusty motorkhana at Emu Bottom. A FTD was done in a Fly yellow narrow bodied 964 RS (Ferrari colour) at PI which gave him a thrill, because he felt the better drivers were getting used to their new Carrera RS CS’s while he was familiar with his 964 RS. While competing in PCV events, in 1992 he decided to enter the first Targa Tasmania event in a Ford lotus twin cam Escort. This was the start of a long-lasting love of Tarmac Rallies. Many of his PCV mates also became hooked on the rallies. Competing in 27 Targa Tasmanias, 4 Rally Tas, 3 Classic Adelaides, 6 Targa High Countrys, Mount Buller hill climbs etc. Today still competing in Targa Tasmania, 2022 being the 30th anniversary of the event. In 2012 he achieved the ultimate Targa trophy, Platinum Diamond. This requires competing and finishing within the maximum time five sets of three Targa Tasmania events. He has consistently finished within the top 10 in his very recognised Gulf coloured (isn’t that a fabulous combo!) 2.8 RS clone, starting from a 2.4E, with 2.8 internals, original MFI, 930 Turbo Brakes, LSD, Short shift diff and brakes, rarely winning, but frequently finishing well up! Greg was involved with the club, both competition and administration. He became the 5th Life Member (followed by Barbara), subsequently President in 2000-1. There have been lots of cars: a 994 RSCS, which did 7 Targas, an ’85 3.2 Targa, an ’87 wide bodied 3.2, a 930 Turbo, a 356 speedster, a couple of Boxsters, a 997 Carrera S and the new 991.2 GT3 4l 500 hp Manual.

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Perhaps the most special car is the 1995 Ferrari 456 GT ( Piston size 456 X 12=5.4litre ) He purchased this car as a 50th birthday present to himself. It has all aluminium and composite feran body by Pininfarina, full leather beige interior, the promotional metallic iridescent dark blue colour. Six speed manual. 0ne of 12 delivered to Australia. 436kw and a comfortable 300kph. It is a wonderful driver for short or long drives. It is the ultimate GT. There have been many long touring trips in the country. It also has a full set of fitted luggage. Another Ferrari is a rare 1973 Dino 246 GT. The first V6 produced by Ferrari breaking away from the traditional 12-cylinder engines. Interestingly, the engine block is stamped FIAT not Ferrari. This caused buyer resistance initially. One 0f 136 RHD coupes made in the world. It comes with full history, even the original delivery document from Lowes in Balwyn. This car also competed in the 1993 Targa Tas, leased by a visiting American driver. It is a “work of art”, weighs 1080 kg, has 143 kw and is all original. His only other driver is a last year’s model Audi S4 wagon. Greg has had a long and regularly active career in PCV and Targa racing and is still going strong.

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“Greg was involved with the club, both competition and administration. He became the 5th Life Member and President in 2000-1.”

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“Ferrari 456 GT. 0ne of 12 delivered to Australia. 436kw and a comfortable 300kph. It is a wonderful driver for short or long drives. It is the ultimate GT.”

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Club Night at Seaworks in Williamstown Tuesday 27th April

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“Off to one side the Porsche Centre Melbourne display including a new Taycan Turbo and 992 Turbo S Cabriolet provided great interest.“

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Our first Club Night in 14 months was very popular with 291 members in attendance. Located 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD and with scenic views overlooking Williamstown harbour, Seaworks Maritime Precinct provided the ideal location to accommodate our parking and dining needs.

As the team packed up and Ian and Marc relaxed, they became aware that the 4th placed car had suffered a suspension failure and they were promoted to P3 where they would finish. It was so late in the race that sponsor Michelin had given out the podium caps to the other team!

The dining tables looked inviting and the large bar at the entrance and allowed guests to socially mingle. Off to one side the Porsche Centre Melbourne display including a new Taycan Turbo and 992 Turbo S Cabriolet provided great interest.

Ian noted that David was super quick and said that the prizemoney (approximately. USD$1,500 each) was the first money David had ever made from Motorsport. Ian noted that “Dave has remained a good mate since and Marc and I always joke that we taught him everything he knows”.

The menu included beef and chicken main courses with generous servings of vegetables and salads. Beverages included a choice of fruit juices and good quality wines. To avoid queues PCV members ushered diners by table to four buffet stations. (This change was the result of members’ feedback that the Social Committee had duly noted and implemented )

Seaworks Club Night – Tue 27th April 2021

Host Russell Sturzaker introduced popular guest speaker David Reynolds before taking the audience through a typically thorough interview of David’s career. David is currently driving in the Repco Supercars Championship for Kelly Grove Racing, racing the No. 26 Ford Mustang GT.

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Setting the tone early, Russell noted that “David is often referred to as the Larrikin or Court Jester of the Repco Supercars Championship, but once the helmet goes on, so does his race face. He is a hard racer who leaves nothing on the table which has made him one of the most respected drivers in the category.” David’s career started in the early 2000’s with several seasons running his own Formula Ford team both in State and National Competition. In 2004 David joined Michael Ritter’s Sonic Racing outfit (replacing Jamie Whincup). Ritter demonstrated a good eye for young talent, but Reynolds’ laconic nature meant the Sonic boss would push him hard. Reynolds won the 2004 Formula Ford Championship. With Ritter investigating expanding his team’s operations into Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, David was promoted into the 2005 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship within an expanded two car Bob Jane T-Marts team. There he faced the likes of Jim Richards, Jonathan Webb, Luke Youlden, and eventual champion Fabian Coulthard. Carrera Cup was only in its third season in Australia but attracting good drivers and teams. Reynolds spent three seasons (2005, 2006 & 2007), placing third in 2006 and winning the Championship in 2007 (taking out the series from Porsche specialists Alex Davison and Craig Baird). From 2007 Reynolds also focussed on a Supercars career, making his Supercars debut at the 2007 Sandown 500 as co-driver. Reynolds first full year in Supercars was in 2009 in the Bundaberg Rum Commodore. After stints with Rod Nash Racing and Erebus Motorsport from 2012 to 2020 David this year returned to Kelly Grove Racing, reuniting with the team he drove for in 2011. In endurance racing Reynold’s career highlight was unquestionably the 2017 Bathurst 1000 win with Luke Youlden, driving a Holden VF Commodore for Erebus Motorsport. Reynolds also won the coveted award of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the Barry Sheene Medal, two years in succession (2017-2018). The Award is the sport’s best and fairest award, named after former motorcycle World Champion, the late Barry Sheene.

Our sincere thanks to our sponsor Porsche Centre Melbourne Dean Williams - New Vehicle Sales Manager

Austin King – New Vehicle Sales Our thanks also everyone else who contributed to our Club Night. Guest Speaker: David Reynolds – Repco Supercars Driver (Kelly Grove Racing), 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup Champion and 2017 Bathurst 1000 Winner Club President Tony Carolan Club Night Co-Ordinator & MC: Russell Sturzaker - General Committee & Social Committee Member Hosting, Logistics and New Member Support: Vicki Sturzaker Social Committee Members Parking: Michael Bailey, Geoffrey Mould, Kon Gogos, Clyde White Audio Set-up: Garry Saber, Paul Sbrissa, Russell Sturzaker Venue Logistics: Paul Sbrissa, Vickie Morris, Neville Sampson New Member - Welcome and Hosting Melanie Treloar, Andrew Ingram, Mark Horton Andrews, Vickie Morris, David & Jennie Turner Photographer: Ron Widdison (Editor - Porsche Parade Magazine)

It was of great interest when popular PCV member Ian Geekie joined David at the microphone. Ian had his own Porsche career: racing, managing teams, and as the boss of Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

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In 2007 Ian had put a deal together to race a 996 GT3 Cup car in the Merdeka 12-hour endurance race. Marc Cini and another driver were entered with Ian. However, when the third driver pulled out at short notice, (according to Ian) Marc suggested that they both chip in a few more dollars to the budget to bring a young Australian “hot shot” to join the team – the driver being David Reynolds.

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Adam Pope and his excellent staff The success of your Club Night was due to all of the above. Feedback Summary Overview – Seaworks Club Night:

The team had fuel pump issues with the car and after spending all night trying to find a solution, only just managed to resolve the problem shortly before the race.

The audio and lighting was an obvious issue, and we apologies to those affected on the night.

During the race they also suffered a clutch problem and were well out of contention.

Comments from your Survey Monkey replies have been noted and sent to the Social Committee to be actioned, with suggestions to be discussed and used in the planning of future Club Nights.

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“Our first Club Night in 14 months was very popular with 291 members and guests in attendance.“

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Guest speaker David Reynolds

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Sunday 11th April

Mobil 1 Sandown 360 Regularity Story: Andrew Bonwick Photos: Ron Widdison

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Sally Anne Hains 997 Turbo

“The event was run under cold and wet conditions, a challenge for the drivers and flag marshals.”

Josef Smith

Almost the first question might be why does Porsche club run a regularity? We started about 12 years ago during a period in which some of the other regularity’s were not accepting teams from our club because they were too successful. The natural response was clearly to start our own, which was run by Jeff Thomas and Michael Chapman in 2011. Another aspect is the diversity of our competition calendar. We have Speed events on a the Victorian tracks, where the objective is to do better than your personal best and compare your best with the track record. The closer your personal best is to the track record the more points you earn, in classes that reflect the different capabilities of the vehicles. We also have the option to run hill climb and motorkhana events, where the scoring rewards the drivers speed across a short and hilly track or maneuvering through a skid pan course. The regularity is as close as we get to door-to-door race driving. Drivers nominate a time, and control their driving to hit that time consistently, in teams of four to six cars over a 6-hour event. The event runs continuously for the six hours and the teams have to swap drivers on a live pit lane, manage the vagaries of traffic and have strategies to cope with changes in weather. The closer each lap is to the nominated time the driver earns less points in the team with the least points per lap wins. it is a very different skill to driving to aim for a single, personal best, fastest time.

2021 was year of strong growth of new entrants. We had 5 new teams, one from PCV, two from MG Car Club and teams from Gippsland Car Club and the sponsor. Overall, we had 30 new drivers at this year’s event. Another ‘First’ was Triumph Car Club winning the event, which they have been part of for a long time. PCV Teams came second Team Malango (Troy Hungerford, Michael Herrod, Sally Anne Hains and Tom Goulopoulos) and third the G Bodies (Flavio Lacota , Richard Thompson, Daniel Reynolds and Cameron Goodyear). The event was run under cold and wet conditions, a challenge for the drivers and flag marshals. A video of the event will be on the PCV Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCn2E4TXekytktcNI7wHMZLA if you want to see how the event looks. Individual Club championship points are awarded using the same calculation applied to the individual’s driving rather than summed over the team, and again a First with Troy Hungerford leading the pack on his first event, effectively averaging 1.6 seconds away from his target time per lap. A year of Firsts – let’s see how 2022 turns out. See you there!

The event transitioned to a multi club format six or seven years ago, and has been growing in popularity ever since. Our Club was at the forefront of initiating Victoria’s Regularity Series in 2019, currently the PCV and Phillip Island 6 Hour events. We’ve run in different formats over the years, including two days 6-hour, single day 4 hour or single day 6 hour, and our current Saturday practice as part of the MSCA event and Sunday 6 Hour has worked well. Our sponsorship with Mobil 1 this year is the seventh year of their association with us.

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RESULTS

RESULTS

Meg Nicholls

Lotus Club

Jesse Bryan

Robert Tuckett

“Lights on!” Richard Catchlove

Team Four Play

Garry Saber

Jeremy Davidson

Bill Toohey

Sally Anne Hains

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Mark Callaghan

Garry Voges

Paul Slawinski

Peter Harrison

Richard Thompson

Tom Goulopoulos

Belucci Murelli

Mark Chrzanowski

Malcolm Batten

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Story: Greg & Caitlin Burns Photos: Chris & Sandra O’Brien

Autumn Run Sunday 16th May 2021


“Over the next hour an array of Porsches of various models and colours appeared in the car park with some predominance of Boxsters and Caymans (including a Racing Yellow Spyder) and also a couple of Panameras.”


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Autumn Social Run to “Morgans of Sorrento” It felt more like the Winter Run than the Autumn Run at the beachfront car park in Brighton on the morning of our recent social run to Sorrento. Sun, wind and a balmy 10 degrees Celsius were the welcome for the early birds who appeared from 7:30AM at the North Point café for a hot breakfast and coffee or two. One hundred avid Porsche Club enthusiasts signed up for this itinerary to Sorrento which was originally planned to take place last year however was held over as it ran into a COVID speed bump. Over the next hour an array of Porsches of various models and colours appeared in the car park with some predominance of Boxsters and Caymans (including a Racing Yellow Spyder) and also a couple of Panameras. Geoff Mould presented our driver briefing at 8:45AM in front of a backdrop of a classic Melbourne skyline and with the addition of a new run feature being the “Observation Treasure Hunt” we were off at 9AM heading away from the bay towards the hills. The plan for our drive was to head east and then gradually veer south running alongside Westernport Bay in the general direction of Sorrento. We had 3 hours to cover 160 kms so there was time for a coffee break on route or a walk around Sorrento before lunch. The Run Notes and Treasure Hunt questions appeared clear so what could possibly go wrong? Well, it turned out soon afterwards that the answer was “a number of things”. Firstly, there was a slight sense

of panic in your writer’s Boxster when both he and his highly competent navigator realised that the Treasure Hunt questions were out of driving order. For no reason in particular we assumed the answers would appear by the side of the route in numerical order. That was unfortunately (for us) not the case. Some quick thinking was required. Then approximately half way through the run we found ourselves in the middle of a “train of Porsches” heading down a deadend road towards Yaringa Boat Harbour on Westernport, having forgotten to stay on the Tyabb Tooradin Rd at a particular roundabout where we all headed straight ahead. A local resident out for her morning constitutional stared at us with a bemused look as none of our Porsches were towing boats. Returning to the roundabout in question recalled the scene from European Vacation where Chevy Chase drove around the Arc de Triomphe roundabout for hours trying to choose the right exit. In this case it was multiple Porsches trying to choose an exit with varying degrees of success. Somehow, we all eventually met up at a junction some distance away so as far as I know there are no members still stuck on the roundabout. Further confusion reigned with another of the Treasure Hunt questions (created last year) when unfortunately, a sign showing the price of pumpkins (great value at $1.99 per kilo!) had been relocated by the farmer to a completely different intersection. Hopefully the new position this year sold more pumpkins for him.

Your writer and his navigator stopped for a coffee break in transit however did not pay sufficient attention to time so were the last to appear at Morgans in Sorrento where members were seated and already enjoying a pre-lunch drink. Some members who lived on the other side of Port Phillip took the opportunity to join us by ferry which was a great alternative to the Geelong freeway. The view out across the bay was stunning and this was a great place for lunch on a cool autumn day. Lunch commenced with goat’s cheese ravioli, chestnuts, sage and mushrooms and then slowroast prime rib beef to follow. The steaks could only be described as enormous. Geoff Mould and Vickie Morris collated the Treasure Hunt responses and Nikki Braybrook was the only member who got a 100% score (and first choice of the wine prizes). In equal second were Alex & Joanne Danielsen and your writer Greg Burns and his navigator Caitlin. Coming in equal third place were Ann and Graeme Rissman and our Club President Tony Carolan and his wife Chris. All five sets of winners went home with a bottle of Victorian wine as their prize. In the late afternoon members headed off at their leisure following another successful PCV event. Our autumn run had a great sense of enjoyment that our social activities have recommenced and in fact are so popular that they generally book out within hours of release. It would appear that we are making the most of our re-found freedom.

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Sunday 27th June

Winton Sprints

Story: Ken Eve Photos: Ron Widdison

Sven Burchartz followed by Rohan Little in their IROC cars

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“The ‘Ol Girl did not miss a beat, but boy does the driver need a tune up!!”

Ken Eve

Welcome to the aptly named “Winter” Sprint. Travelling to the circuit in North East Victoria the rain was coming down and my anticipation for a wet track, to start the event was evident. On arrival the rain had abated to showers then to drizzle, but the temperature did not increase and hovered around the 10 degree mark all day. I had not competed in a Club sprint event since January 2020 – with the onset of long layoff’s due to Covid & Car mechanical issues (hopefully a thing of the past). So my personal thoughts where all over the place, but once set up in the Tin Garages (which felt like fridges) and I don’t think the carports would have been any better. All drivers were summoned to the “The Red Shed” for the days briefing & the run order and the Do’s & Don’ts of track etiquette, delivered by our Trusted Commanders. The Long Track in the morning, with The Short Track in the afternoon. The Banter soon started between the Drivers, which was a good sign, as I seem to part take in this past time with great joy. The first session for all groups was a wet track affair with everyone feeling their way and I wondered what the first timers in Entrée Class where thinking what a Baptism of Fire. Also spared a thought for the Mentors which had been corralled by Andy “The General” Hall, really not knowing what was to lie ahead. But all sailed through with flying colours. Great to see a couple gun drivers lending a hand in the Mentoring Department, well done to Joseph Ensabella & Tom Marks. As

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the morning progressed with two more runs, the track dried out and the times got better and nearer to the mark as confidence was gained. After Lunch break, we progressed to the Short Track, which I always think is like a Go-Kart Circuit. But others love it. With an additional two runs on this layout there where some exceptional time with Jamie Lovett in his 991 Cup Car producing a sub minute lap of 58.2 seconds. Wow that is quick!!! I was slotted into the third run group (which I used to feel very comfortable in) but with the ever increasing pack of Caymans. Which are very quick right out of the box, seems to be the go to car these days for a very well-priced and balanced track Car. They left me for dead in last place in the group. I was very envious of their pace, but especially of the heated seats and the demister. So well done to all drivers with only a couple of excursions into the wetlands (off the track) and no damage done, only to their pride! Thank you to all our Marshalls, Officials, Helpers and the Safety Crew for your time & expertise, without you Guys there would be NO Event. So I packed up “The Mistress” and headed home with my tail between my legs. The ‘Ol Girl did not miss a beat, but boy does the driver need a tune up!!

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Winton Winter Sprint RESULTS Sunday, 27 June 2021 Driver

Car

Result 1

Result 2

Jamie Lovett Outright

Result 3

Position

Outright Points

Peter Fitzgerald

Boxster S

90.388

63.400

-

1

28.824

Rohan Little

911

91.591

64.400

-

2

26.268

Sven Burchartz

911 RS

92.035

65.700

-

3

25.360

Anthony Bulloch

991.2 GT3

92.255

65.100

-

4

24.917

Richard Green

GT3 Cup 997.2

92.749

63.400

-

5

23.941

Jeremy Davidson

991 GT3

93.940

63.600

-

6

21.681

Andrew Smith

996 Cup car

94.595

64.700

-

7

20.495

Rex Broadbent

911 RS Rep

95.431

66.000

-

8

19.040

Bill Toohey

Cayman S

95.495

65.500

-

9

18.931

James Moyle

991.1 C2S

95.872

66.000

-

10

18.297

Mark Armour

991.1GT3 CS

96.245

67.900

-

11

17.684

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

96.444

65.400

-

12

17.361

Ian Soklevski

718 Boxster GTS

96.751

68.400

-

Simon Zettl

Cayman GTS

97.395

67.900

-

14

15.869

James Philip

997 GTS

98.030

69.400

-

15

14.918

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

98.048

66.400

-

16

14.891

Cameron Goodyear

GT3 996

98.675

69.500

-

17

13.987

Richard Catchlove

718 Cayman

98.721

67.100

-

18

13.922

Daniel Laskowski

Cayman S

98.926

68.900

-

19

13.634

Daniel Reynolds

911 Carrera

99.514

67.800

-

20

12.830

Jeremy Fredersdorff

996 Carrera

99.744

67.900

-

21

12.523

Guy Lavoipierre

Cayman S

99.893

67.600

-

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12.326

David Curtis

997.2 S

100.759

68.200

-

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11.221

Stefan Wojciechowski

GT3 RS

101.302

60.900

-

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10.560

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

101.433

68.300

-

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10.404

Simon Maidment

911 991.2 Carrera S 102.171

70.700

-

Wojtek Laskowski

Cayman S

102.378

68.700

-

27

9.320

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

102.795

70.100

-

28

8.865

Dennis O'Keefe

Cayman

103.010

70.500

-

29

8.635

David James

911 Carrera

103.268

71.100

-

30

8.364

Garry Saber

Cayman S

103.340

69.300

-

31

8.290

Belucci Murelli

Cayman GTS

103.426

69.100

-

32

8.201

Danny Loypur

Cayman 987

103.536

69.200

-

33

8.088

Ron Widdison

Cayman GT4

103.885

71.200

-

34

7.737

Dennis Bath

987 Cayman

104.740

72.100

-

35

6.917

Andrew Lipman

Boxster

105.586

70.300

-

36

6.159

Troy Hungerford

Boxster

105.736

70.900

-

37

6.030

Josef Smith

Cayman S

105.823

71.900

-

38

5.956

Philip Cox

911SC 3.0

106.123

71.900

-

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5.705

Peter Jordan

981 Cayman S

107.490

70.100

-

Ken Eve

993 GT2 Replica

109.044

73.100

-

41

3.589

David Mallinson

991 Carrera S

111.169

73.800

-

42

2.403

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo

111.349

69.800

-

43

2.316

Tom Carlisle

718 Cayman

112.548

73.700

-

44

1.781

Michael Stroh

Boxster S 986

114.113

77.300

-

45

1.206

Brendan Schade

981 Cayman GT4 3.8 -

-

-

46

-

Adam Willison

Cayman GT4

-

-

-

47

-

Bailey Love

996 GT3

-

-

-

48

-

Rob Love

996 GT3

-

-

-

49

-

John Horton

718 Cayman S

-

-

-

50

-

Richard Thompson

RT 996 GT3

-

-

-

51

-

Greg Lovett

996 GT2

-

-

-

52

-

Jamie Lovett

991 GT3 Cup

-

-

-

53

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Daniel Reynolds 13 16.871

Peter Jordan 26

Bailey Love 40

9.552

4.641

Richard Catchlove

Philip Cox

Wojtek Laskowski

Tony Carolan

Anthony Bulloch


Rex Broadbent

Brendan Schade

Dennis O’Keefe

Guy Lavoipierre

Josef Smith

Andrew Smith

Peter Jordan

Peter Harrison

Sally Anne Hains

Anthony Bulloch

Jeremy Davidson

Bill Toohey

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Annual Go Kart Challenge

Thursday 20th May 2021

On a relatively mild May evening, an excited group of eager PCV members met at the ACEKARTS Go Karting outdoor race track complex in Albion to pit their skills. Prior to the commencement of the evening, it was evident the eve boing would be competitive as we heard many groups discussing the track, which was the best line to take, and where potential overtaking parts of the track offered the greatest opportunities to slingshot past the kart in front. The evening commenced with a briefing and safety session after which teams of two were formed and 14 teams were to challenge one another for the coveted trophies on offer. The event was based around a challenging ‘Bathurst’ format whereby each team designated a first and second driver. The ‘first’ drivers of each team went out for a qualifying session to test their skills to see who could record the fastest lap time. After a short break, the second driver of each team went out to show their skills and qualify for the final race dependent on their qualifying skills. With all drivers having had the opportunity to warm up and strive for the fastest lap, the talented members of Team Cameltoe in cart #9 sped around the track to lock in the coveted Pole Position for the feature race. Remarkably, the fastest qualifying lap posted was less than 0.5 of

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a second slower than the track record, what an achievement!

times. There was a fantastic buzz in the air and a lot of excitement amongst all drivers.

For the main event, driver one of each team joined the starting grid according to the teams qualifying position. A continuous 10 minute race took place by the drivers, registering the fastest laps possible and pushing one another to the limits. Some adventurous manoeuvres were used to overtake at any slight opportunity which made for an exciting race.

Although everybody had a wonderful time, there can only be 3 teams on the podium! The race was an endurance race and all agreed that the best teams won.

After 10 minutes, the first driver pitted for a live pit stop where the drivers swapped places and the second driver of each team did their best to improve on the team’s position. At the halfway mark, Team Cameltoe was well in control of the race and held their position from the drop of the starting flag! With a few more ambitious attempts to leap into a higher finishing place, the race finally ended leaving a few with tired arms and sore bums. Although there was always an air of competitiveness amongst the teams, discussing strategy and race lines, all teams competed in a very friendly manner and made the most of a wonderful evening. The race finished and all team members congregated to review final positions and best lap

A big congratulation to top three finishing teams! FIRST PLACE - Team Cameltoe, Cart #9 Justin Negler & Matthew Farrell SECOND PLACE - Team MVP, Kart #5 Adam Stafford & Anthony Bulloch THIRD PLACE - Smith & Co, Kart #27 Andrew & Matthew Smith FATEST LAP - Justin Negler 39.265 secs/lap Congratulations to the winners and all participants for competing in such a friendly yet competitive spirit, resulting in smiles all round. Many thanks to Alvaro Del Gallo for organising a fabulous, fun filled evening! So it’s off to weekly training in preparation for next year’s challenge. Until next year.....


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13th - 19th April 2021

Grand Tour of Tasmania

Our much anticipated Grand Tour to Tasmania was scheduled to take place in April 2020. When opened for bookings in August 2019 it was booked out with 40 couples within 4 hours! As departure day approached COVID-19 escalated in Australia. Before we knew it, Tassie had closed their borders and with much disappointment our tour was postponed. Instead of focussing on the frustration, tour organisers Alf and Alison got into gear, contacting all of our venues and suppliers, and rescheduled, without penalty, the whole tour to April 2021. An awesome effort! The majority of our original bookings held their place and a handful of lucky wait listed couples got the call up to fill any openings. Covid restrictions bubbled along over summer, but thankfully all was clear and the PCV Grand Tour to Tasmania proceeded, departing from Station Pier on the evening of Monday 12th April, with just a little bit of extra paperwork needed on entry to Tasmania. Yippee! Here’s a day by day report from various participants who obviously had a fabulous time. Enjoy! Day One - Tuesday 13th April By Gail Chittleborough

As we left Melbourne on Monday evening, we were very grateful that the sea was fairly calm, considering the previous night’s passage had encountered 11 metre swells! After disembarking in the dark at about 5.30am we were temperature checked, and entry permits were checked, before given permission to enter Tasmania. The cars then took a leisurely drive southeast as the sun was rising in the east over the farmland. The day was fine, but pretty cool at 8 degrees, with 46

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low mist hanging in the valleys. We headed to Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for breakfast, about 45-minute drive from the ferry. We gathered in the car park waiting for the café to open – the cars kept coming… 38 in total - quite a display! A hearty breakfast was enjoyed by everyone.

lots of grey and brown squashed furry animals. We arrived in the picturesque village of Strahan for lunch. Strahan is located on the Macquarie harbour, with a lumber mill, fishing and cray boats and beautiful renovated old buildings - all reminiscent of the bigger and busier town of yesteryear. Day 2 Wednesday 14th April Day Tour Option - Gordon River Cruise By Maria Del Gallo

During the breakfast stop Allan Hines kindly uploaded digital maps to the Garmin navigation units for those who had them. Similarly two-way radios were tuned to channel 12, to help with communication. Alf and Alison had wisely allocated every car to a group of about 6-8 cars, each with a group leader, so everyone was connected. We headed off to Strahan with a staggered departure that worked well to maintain a good distance between each group. The printed Garmin navigation notes were invaluable. Our route to Strahan, about 215 km, took us through farming land, eucalyptus forests, pine forests and national parks. (We passed through small towns including Kimberly, Sheffield, Tullah, and Rosebery). We drove along gently winding roads gradually morphing into more challenging mountainous curves and switchbacks as the elevation increased to a maximum of about 800 metres near the turn-off to Cradle mountain. A natural fit for the Porsches! The vegetation here was low tundra and we had snow on the ground adjacent to the road and on the distant hills. Our driving conditions had changed to misty rain, but it didn’t last long. We stopped in Tullah where relic train and mining equipment was a reminder of the importance of mining in the area. The vegetation changed as we approached the coast and the road straightened, with yellow wattle flowers and sand dunes appearing. There was more roadkill on the road than expected,

Today some of the group were going on a 6 hour fully guided cruise into Tasmania’s beautiful wilderness, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area. The Franklin River flows into the Gordon River and the waters make their way out to Macquarie Harbour which is several times larger than Sydney Harbour. We had a delayed departure from the Strahan waterfront due to unfavourable weather but that enabled us to get a snack and another coffee after breakfast. We boarded the boat ‘Spirit of the Wild’ which has only been in use since 2018 and has been specifically designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible – Scientists claim the cleanest air on Earth is found on the West Coast of Tasmania!

We cruised down the Gordon River with its tall Huon Pine trees either side reflecting in the mirror like river. We arrived at Heritage Landing where we departed the boat for a guided nature walk. This thickly wooded forest was quite magical with its thick moss over the tree trucks and wood fungi amongst the Huon Pines and other trees. This short but informative tour, guided by Kyar was enlightening. He pointed out a log that had fallen in the year 2000 which is believed to be 1,500 years old! We got back on board just as the rain started falling again. The young efficient staff prepared


a delicious buffet lunch which included Tasmanian salmon of course! We were cruising along quietly while having lunch, to our next stop, Sarah Island. This Island was a penal colony which was established in 1822 and officially closed in 1833. It contained convicts that laboured under the harshest conditions in the rainforest where they would cut down Huon Pine trees to build boats. Our tour guide Maggie was brilliant and kept everyone engaged and included as we walked around Sarah Island. We continued on our way to Hells Gates which is the mouth of the Macquarie Harbour. It is quite shallow and dangerous as it goes out to the Southern Ocean. On the way we passed some fish farms where ocean trout and salmon are farmed. Macquarie Harbour was the first place in Australia where ocean trout was farmed. We headed back to the Strahan waterfront, entertained, grateful, relaxed and well fed! Huge thank you to Alf and Alison for organising and making this trip happen. Tomorrow we’re off to Hobart where I’m sure Alan and Kerry Hines have planned some great driving and scenic roads. Thank you everyone for another great day on the Grand Tour of Tasmania 2021. Day Tour Option - West Coast Wilderness Railway By Yannick Anderson

It was a cold, wet, and windy morning and the people who had chosen to go on the West Coast Wilderness Rail instead of the Gordon River Cruise were very happy. Once seated, in our own private carriage with a balcony at the rear, we were greeted with a glass of champagne, which set the mood for a wonderful day. The railway was built in the 1890’s to carry minerals from the mines at Queenstown to the Port of Strahan. It passes through dense rainforest and steep gorges providing breathtaking views of Tasmania’s magnificent wilderness and the turbulent King River.

Even though the weather was against us we were very cosy onboard and much fun and laughter was had by all. I would recommend this train trip to anyone. It was a truly fabulous experience. Day 3 Thursday 15th April Strahan to Wrest Point Casino By Garry & Lois Saber

Well, Tassie turned on another damp and cold day for our run to Hobart. After a filling buffet breakfast at the Strahan Village Restaurant, we readied for a 9:00am departure. The groups gathered in the carpark or out in the street and with what appeared to be a well organised effort but was really a “okay, everybody here, let’s go” the groups departed Strahan. The road out of Strahan was very Porsche friendly and our small group of 4 cars lead by Alison encountered very little traffic all the way through to Queenstown. The Lyell Highway out of Queenstown is famously twisty, earning it the nickname “99 Bends”, my passenger gave up counting at about 50 and asked, “how many more can there possibly be”, but all credit to her she hung in and we had a brisk but safe run. Even though we were on a magnificent driver’s road the views were also magnificent with the mountain looming ahead we took in the beautiful waterfalls that came spilling down through the rough terrain and the larger Horsetails Falls made an even bigger impression and was worthy of a photography stop. We continued towards Derwent Bridge for our planned lunch stop and as the traffic became heavier, we progressively caught up to other groups of Porsches which meant that nearly everybody arrived at the Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel at the same time. None the less the Pub managed okay and we were treated to a menu of homemade pastries and soup. It is worth noting that a number of our tourers also decided to visit a local attraction “The Wall” which is a gallery exhibiting wood carvings made from Huon Pine by local timber sculpturer Greg Duncan.

We were treated to some very enthusiastic stories by our knowledgeable guide Tim who kept us all interested and amused. Our other guide was Rachel who kept us well fed and watered. Scones for morning tea and pumpkin soup for lunch. The train made several stops so that we could walk through the rainforest and many photos were taken. Before the return trip, we were greeted at the turntable with a steam train which had made the journey from Queenstown. It felt like we had gone back in time.

After lunch we proceeded on to Hobart, the roads were not quite as twisty as before but still a great drive. We also managed to find every bit of Tasmanian road works on our route which did make for a lot of stop start

driving. On arrival at Wrest Point we were greeted by a car park attendant who could easily have been mistaken for Alf’s twin. This old fella managed to get us all parked in our allocated section and was later heard to say, “Should have been a Sheep Farmer”. After checking in and a short rest, a few of us wandered down to the Ground Floor bar area for predinner drinks. For a Thursday night the Casino was noticeably quiet with a lot of the facilities not open, but we managed to find an open area for a quiet (not really) drink. Our dinner was in Wrest Point’s Wellington Room, a large conference room which was set up with long tables to accommodate our 74 tourers, this occasion could never be described as quiet as everybody got organised sitting with old and new friends. The 3-course meal was excellent and well presented, Alf and Alison had a talk about how things were going and what was happening during our stay in Hobart. It was also announced that Neil & Phil Drew were celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary, congratulations guys. I wonder how many other Drew anniversaries were celebrated during a Porsche trip. Poor old Nick took a bit of a ribbing as the girls did the “Sisterhood Duty” and kept giving him a reminder about the upcoming shopping spree with his credit card. A lesson he needed to learn “Never forget a woman’s shoe bag.” Another expertly organised day and evening, thanks to Alf & Alison. Day 4 Friday 16th April Free day Day 5 - Saturday 17th April By Alison Spink

Our Popular Porsche Parade A cool, sunny morning greeted our tour members on Saturday morning and we met for Alf’s early update in the undercover carpark at Wrest Point. It was here that we were given the good and bad news about the eagerly anticipated display of Porsches planned for the day, alongside our friends from Porsche Club of Tasmania. The bad news was that the original venue adjacent the Salamanca Market was no longer financially feasible. The good news was that we had secured the leafy, verdant surroundings of Tasmania’s Parliament House Gardens just across the road. The news simply got better when our convoy of shiny sports cars made the short trek and discovered that the new venue was simply perfect for our joint display. Well done to Alf, ISSUE 2, 2021

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gather no traction whatsoever, some retreated to Hobart and licked our collective wounds, though many enjoyed an impromptu short scenic drive courtesy of our Tasmanian hosts.

PCT President Kevin Lyons, and their teams for pulling the right reins with this one. The parade of around 65 fastidiously prepared and polished Porsche vehicles was popular with the milling Salamanca crowds, as it was for all participants of both Clubs. To highlight specific vehicles on display would have done a disservice to so many that I won’t even try. Save to say every era of Porsche was represented, from venerable 356s to shiny, new age all electric Taycans, and just about everything desirable and impressive in between. It was great to see the clear design and styling lineage that connects all our Porsches. It is one of the great joys of owning such a distinctive vehicle, a coherent aesthetic readily recognizable for seventy years or more. There was a cherished Porsche to satisfy just about every taste, and conversation was lively and convivial with PCV, PCT and the Hobart public alike. Being right alongside the ever popular Salamanca Place Market proved a temptation for many of us too, and this simply added to the lustre of a most enjoyable and successful event for all concerned. Scarves, hats and leather goods were especially popular as our tour members took a liking to quality Tasmanian merchandise. The images accompanying this story attest to the idyllic nature of the venue and the great camaraderie between our respective state Club members.

Still, if it proves one thing, other than as PCT President, Kevin Lyons would later remark, “shit happens”, it’s that we remain philosophical, and always resilient, laughing off misfortune and simply enjoying another opportunity to drive the fabulous roads around Hobart on our leisurely trip back. Salamanca Inn Gala Dinner with PCT After hastily changing plans after the Baskerville setback we eventually gathered for our double-decker bus trip to Salamanca Inn, and a chance to share stories and hospitality with our Tasmanian Porsche Club hosts. We boarded two buses and arrived at Salamanca Inn determined to enjoy a great evening, and I don’t think anyone left disappointed, apart from Roger Holding who had to make a hasty retreat back to the hotel after his first glimpse of the seafood-laden first course. He and Neil Drew had been feeling a little off-colour and one look at all the oysters that were about to be devoured turned Roger’s complexion to a shade of green according to Deb. It was unfortunate for these PCV stalwarts, as this was another in a succession of fabulous meals, accompanied by excellent Tasmanian wines by the likes of the premium Pooley Wines and numerous other quality brands. Many of us had by then sampled a wide range of really impressive pinot noir varietals in particular.

that includes you, Sharon and Sandra) made extensive plans for an afternoon of shopping in Hobart’s designer shoe stores. Declaring the retail therapy a great success, Tracie showed off her stylish new heels at dinner and Nick took it in his stride, happy to play the part of pantomime villain and sharing the good humoured ribbing throughout the evening. The night was festive and memorable but all too brief. Just as we were metaphorically reaching for sixth gear (or maybe seventh) we were abruptly informed the buses were leaving, and we raced to catch them. Most of us breathlessly reached our departing double-deckers but ten were caught short, and upon hearing music being played at Irish Murphy’s, simply made a beeline for this iconic venue (coincidentally owned and operated by fellow Porsche enthusiasts) and spent some time enjoying the hospitality of this popular drinking hole. Later Pam and Colin, regaled us with some hilarious recounting of their experiences along with their fellow night owls. Without going into detail, let’s just say what happens on tour stays on tour! Day 6 - Sunday 18th April By Alison Spink

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If everything about the morning’s event was an unqualified success, just about everything about the afternoon’s festivities was anything but. The vast majority of those on tour, together with almost all of our Tasmanian Porsche Club compatriots headed from the Hobart display along a winding, picturesque road along the banks of the Derwent River and on to the Baskerville Raceway where many were bursting with anticipation at the prospect of completing a few enthusiastic laps. Alas, a communication breakdown meant we arrived in convoy to a locked gate and a deserted Baskerville Raceway. Looking back from the gate to the conga line of exquisite Porsches awaiting this unique track experience was at once bemusing and befuddling. Once word had got through that the scheduled event would 48

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Past President of PCT, John Pooley, shared a table with Alf, Gay, Tony and Chris Carolan, together with current PCT President, Kevin Lyons and his wife. Kevin warmly welcomed our tour members and spoke glowingly of the unique, mutually respectful relationship shared by our respective Clubs. A sentiment echoed by Victorian Club President, Tony and joyously supported throughout the evening with plenty of boisterous storytelling, bonhomie and shared love of the Porsche brand. Kevin explained that Porsche Club Tasmania has 200 enthusiastic members and we had the opportunity to meet and mix with many of them at this special event. Erica, Porsche Club Tasmania’s gregarious social director left us all smiling with the whimsical gifts that adorned more than 100 place settings at this fabulous gala event; reflecting the tremendous hard work, commitment and generous spirit of our Tasmanian compatriots. This was the night that Tracie finally paid out on hapless husband, Nick, the unbackable favourite, for the Richard Cranium award having neglected to pack Tracie’s shoes for the trip across Bass Strait. Whilst Nick had headed out to Baskerville, Tracie and her cohorts (yes,

Sunday Sunshine and Coles Bay Beauty Greeted with the prospect of sunny, mild temperatures awaiting us at our east coast destination, some of us headed to designated lunch stop, Campbelltown via a more direct, if less challenging and enjoyable route, whilst most of the tour group followed the more picturesque and exciting planned route through central Tasmania to Freycinet Lodge, also via Campbelltown. They were greeted by several 15 kph hairpin bends and a jaunty drive through more mountainous terrain. Garry Saber reported that it was a particularly enjoyable driving leg. Those of us who arrived early at the designated lunch stop looked forward to a later lunch at Freycinet and headed off along the Tasman Highway, a fine stretch of road towards our destination, hoping to have enough time for a scenic walk in the warm sunshine. Upon reaching Freycinet Lodge for a late lunch, Alison (Spink) was quick to spy the lunch


Alf and Alison were thanked for all they had done, especially with the postponement of the tour due to Covid 19 in 2020. Gifts were presented to them from all on the tour in appreciation, and a handover of the ceremonial “hooter’ took place from Alf to Alison. The evening proved to be fun as we enjoyed good companionship, conversation and of course learned more about the possible recipients of the NADA Award. Leaving Freycinet, the day ahead, although cold at first, showed signs of morning sunshine and clear blue skies. We travelled north along the coast before stopping in St Helens for a fuel stop and then turning off to Binalong Bay to see the views at the beginning of the Bay of Fires.

special - half a crayfish with garden salad and a serve of chips. Barbara and Jeff quickly abandoned thoughts of sharing a humble sandwich and the four of us tucked in before heading off to explore this pristine coastal park region, whilst Garry, Lois and Alison (Belot) took the opportunity to share a celebratory champagne before embarking on a walk. Ann and Graeme headed to the lighthouse whilst Sue and Ray, and several others made the trek to enjoy the splendid Wineglass Bay views from upon high. Ray later remarked that in the years since he last trekked up the hill overlooking Wineglass Bay it had become far more strenuous. Oh, those aging legs simply found the going tougher this time around. We all share your aches and pains Ray! Many others like Kerry Hines discovered some great points of interest for multiple photographic opportunities, including a spectacular sunset across the beautifully still bay surrounding the Lodge preceding our evening festivities. Beach walks towards Coles Bay village were also popular whilst Peter and Michael parked their tangerine 911T and sauntered off to a quaint venue for a pre-dinner drink. There was something interesting for everyone. There is so much to see and do in the Freycinet National Park that many hankered for extra time to truly immerse themselves in the diverse range of sightseeing and hiking experiences on offer. Never mind. Many of us promised to return and enjoy a longer stay. Dinner, as usual, was of high quality and banter never ceased throughout another terrific evening of fine food accompanied by fine local wines, much laughter and enlightened discourse! Our tour group melded seamlessly from day one, and it was great to see both familiar and new faces on another very rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable PCV Grand Tour. Day 7 - Monday 19th April By Jeanette Sampson The day began with an early rise and breakfast for all at 7am in the Freycinet Restaurant. The view out from the restaurant was spectacular and as usual we proved to be a noisy bunch enjoying good conversation at breakfast. The first group left at 8.30 after a quick briefing where an extra diversion to the “Bay of Fires” was included.

The quiet coast and forest was interrupted by the 38 Porsches travelling north. However, a local deer became disorientated meeting Murray & Sharon head on, but a collision was avoided by some skilled driving around the startled deer! After this short diversion to Binalong Bay we returned to St Helens to rejoin the original mapped route to Launceston. This route included 3 Targa 2nd Day stages. As we turned to the west around Scamander we left the coast and beautiful weather to encounter colder wet conditions as we travelled past Scottsdale and on to George Town. After lunch we travelled down south along the Tamar River. This was picturesque, but proved challenging with traffic and roadworks making our trip into Launceston slow. Arriving on the outskirts of Launceston we were able to see Peppers Silos in the distance and were met by enthusiastic staff who assisted us with luggage and car parking. This was our final evening Dinner and Presentation Night. At 6.30 we met for pre-dinner drinks (provided by the Club) before our shared dinner and awards. Alf and Alison welcomed us all.

Alf brought to our attention that a severe weather warning had been issued for the following day and our trip up to Cradle Mountain might not take place. More information and plans would be given at Breakfast the next morning.

Honourable mentions went to • Wayne St Baker (group 5 Team Leader) for consuming 2 breakfasts in the one sitting. • Sue Baty for mistaking a private vehicle for an Uber at Wrest Point, and trying to enter a private vehicle to the surprise of the owner. • Sandi & Jane Graham for being locked out of hotel restaurant after returning from smoko. • David Turner for running over roadkill and then having to lift his vehicle to attend to the clean up. • Jeff Cresswell being found to have entered the ladies’ toilets in error. It was noted that on this Tour a true NADA recipient was not found, and the award was not made for this tour. However there was a major Richard Cranium Award recipient. • Nick Yates was a runaway winner as he had mistakenly left his wife’s shoes bag at home, whilst carefully packing his own! The Good Wife award went to Yannick Anderson who had driven their Porsche for much of the tour, as Graeme was unable to drive due to an injured hand. She responded with thanks and praise to the other women who had driven at some stage over the tour. “Girl Power”! Alf gave his final speech thanking all and retelling his motto when he entered Club that he was ‘not going on any Committee‘! However his further sentiment was expressed as “What I can do for the Club rather than what can the Club do for me”. Alf described this as a good basis for a better world. Our new Grand Tour Master, Alison Belot, spoke briefly asking for feedback, assistance and ideas for coming tours. The next tour to take place in 2023 – Jason & Jean have already offered to help. Birthday greetings were given to Ann. A great night for all on the Tour.

As this was the final evening and Alf’s handover to the new Grand Tour Master, Alison, thanks were given to all those who had assisted on the tour. This included Alan Hines for his very successful Garmin mapping, the small group that had ventured down to Tassie in 2019, and Sue and Ray Baty for prize donations which came from the Concours D’Elegance at Pebble Beach. ISSUE 2, 2021

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Run to Baringo Food and Wine Co Story & Photos: Ken & Harriet Anson Saturday 8th May 2021

Kon’s Porsches and Coffee Runs are always good drives to good venues and always book out quickly, and this Saturday morning event to Baringo Food and Wine Co in the quiet village of New Gisborne was no exception. Also Kon seems to have a contact in the right place because the weather was perfect, lovely warm autumn sunshine with absolutely zero wind, great for socialising and for driving. On our rather late arrival at the meeting point at BP just past Calder Raceway/ Thunderdome we were greeted by more gleaming bright and shiny Porsches of most variants. An SC, a red 930 turbo, a few Caymans and Boxsters, some 911s, and even a Cayenne - about thirty cars at a quick count, and about double that the number of members and new members gathering around Kon as he began to deliver his run briefing in his usual energetic and enthusiastic manner.

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mode. A few klicks further on in Bulla the leading cars were treated to the magnificent sight of a large Qantas aircraft at low level crossing from left to right as it made its landing approach to Tullamarine Airport. A quick left turn and we headed north and west towards Romsey in minimal traffic, quickly passing through the tiny township of Darraweit Guim and over the next single lane bridge and the exciting “big dipper” before we turned to the west.

Ten minutes later the briefing was completed, the new members’ photo had been taken and it was into the cars for drivers and navigators, the youngest navigator being Steve White’s son Nick, a certainty to be a future PCV member.

A delightful and interesting 20 kms of traffic-free, winding and hilly road saw us passing through Romsey, and then into Lancefield for a Porsche cruise down the main street, and from then on we looked hard for the not very well signed left turn onto Don Road. We caught the turn just in time, and dependent upon traffic, most of us had a quick run up the northern approach to Mt Macedon. With a number of cars behind us we didn’t stop to experience the anti-gravity hill on Straws Lane, maybe we will next time, and then we were through Macedon township and into New Gisborne to our coffee/lunch venue.

Then the usual “We don’t want to lead, wait for someone to go first” scenario caused some hesitation and a couple of false starts before a silver Cayman headed north up the Calder Highway with the group following.

The venue, Baringo Food and Wine Co was excellent, with plenty of good parking, plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and room, and a good selection of very reasonably priced and tasty meals.

Taking the Diggers Rest exit we approached with caution the steep descent to the single lane bridge in the valley between Diggers Rest and Bulla, a lone SUV coming towards us having priority on the bridge as we waited for him to go past before we crossed over and powered up out of the valley, with PDK and muffler in Sports

Some attendees had sporting and other commitments in the afternoon so just stayed for coffee before departing, while others had lunch and lingered quite late, these scribes departing at about 2.30pm. Without exception everyone spoke highly of the run and the venue.

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Run to Old Apple Shed, Red Hill Story: Angelo Monteleone Photos: Tony Monteleone Sunday 23rd May 2021

I’ve always said that a Melbourne Autumn is the best time of the winter ahead, and it was a wonderfully sunny crisp Sunday for the inaugural Torque tube lunch run of 2021 with 52 people and 28 Porsches gathered at Naked Racer Café Cheltenham for a coffee and de-brief of the run ahead. At the briefing I announced to the group that this day would be full of surprises, and the first one was to my brother Tony who had flown across the ditch from NZ to join us so it was a double surprise for many. There were also a number of newbies to introduce to the team and it was wonderful to see so many loyal members that have attended the Torque Tube runs in all the years I’ve been Register Captain. The assortment of Porsches was extensive with 356, 944s 928s, 968, Boxsters, 996, 997, 991 and most of the 911 Carrera range present to view and enjoy. The standout for me was Peter and Toni’s Kopanidis tangerine orange 1973 911T because I’m such a classics guy. The additional Classic car was a white Lancia Fulvia that brother Tony was driving because his clutch pedal went to the floor on his 944 S2 Cab after it sat dormant for 14 months. The Lancia Fulvia attracted quite a bit of attention with many curious to find out what was under the bonnet. They were most surprised to hear about the 56

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Lancia’s engineering prowess, with its slanted V4 engine in a 1966 car. The first part of the run led us through the back of Cranbourne, following back roads as much as possible to avoid suburbia traffic. Having made it safely through to the morning pit stop in Hastings at the Waterfront Café I collected all the ladies of Porsche for a group picture, for which I counted 22 ladies. What a great result for women’s participation. Leaving Waterfront, we headed into the hills of the Mornington Peninsula and I soon found myself playing cat and mouse with Kane Wilson and his fabulous Boxster GTS with that sweet crackle sound that could be heard from over the hills. He chased me up Arthurs seat usually whiplashing his passenger at every corner. I later asked Kane if he wanted to kiss my behind at lunch as he almost did a few times across the drive. That got a few laughs at the table.

Torque Tube Register Captain after 10 years in the job. It’s been a wonderful journey with thanks to my co-captain Ivan Romanic and all the PCV members that have supported us throughout the last 10 fantastic years of fun and adventure. Myself and co-captain Ivan would like to personally thank everyone that have attended many of our runs and for making our last run so special. Some of the highlights and trivia that formed the Torque Tube DNA were: - Mandatory U-Turns at least one per event - Run notes that were sometime not accurate and got people lost - Raffles and prizes for the attendees that usually involve the Winery picking their favourite car. - Bribery to get things done like check runs, or someone to write the story. - Mandatory photos with me usually front and centre in some crazy way.

The good news story is that we all made it without incident and everyone was stoked at the fantastic weather and the conversation continued inside with lots of wine and cider tastings from our host Kate, the proprietor of The Old Apple Shed.

Of course one chapter closes and another one opens for the person whom will be the new Torque Tube Register Captain and they have my full support and advice, and many more adventures to be a part of as a participant. Keep safe and I hope we can all be together soon.

As mentioned earlier my second surprise was the announcement that I was stepping down as

Signing off, Angelo Monteleone and Ivan Romanic.


Story: Russell Sturzaker

Club Awards, Competition Awards & Club Trophies Club Awards Club Member of the Year The Club Member of the Year Trophy is a subjective award determined by a majority vote of the Committee (or proxy where a Committee member is absent at the time of the vote). The award is judged on the most conspicuous contribution by a member to the general activities and benefits of the membership of the Club over the activity’s year since the last AGM and is based on all or any combination of the following factors: • attendance at Club events throughout the year (social and competition) • assistance or contribution to the running of Club events or affairs • exceptional contribution to the Club over and above the normally expected duties of a member • demonstrable “Club Spirit” • other identifiable activities or attributes as the Committee may deem appropriate: Exclusions: The award cannot go to: • a current Committee member in the year of the award •a non-financial member The award is made at the discretion of the Committee and need not necessarily be made each year.” Life Member The Committee may confer an honorary life membership on a person who has, in the opinion of the Committee, provided long, loyal or meritorious service to Porsche Club of Victoria or for some other compelling reason the person warrants such recognition. The above awards are clearly in recognition of service. Hall of Fame Award The Hall of Fame Award is to recognise meritorious contribution over a sustained period to the competition history of the Porsche Club of Victoria or the Porsche Marque by a member of the Porsche Club of Victoria. The award is made at the discretion of the Committee and need not necessarily be made each year. This is an award that is separate to Club Member of the Year or Life Membership. It is clearly meant to be for “nonservice” type recognition. Participant of the Year Award The Participant of the Year Award is conducted most years. This award is available to all PCV

members and is to encourage members’ participation in a wide variety of PCV events. The competition is open to all PCV primary members who are financial for the current calendar year, plus Life Members and Associate members, but excludes General Committee members holding office during the current club year, concluding at the AGM. Members with only family membership are not eligible. A winner of a prize in the year prior is disqualified from winning the same place or lower in the following two years The Porsche Club of Victoria has entered into sponsorship agreements with three companies to provide prizes for this competition. The last time this competition was conducted was in 2019, as due to Covid-19 restrictions the number of events was not sufficient to meet the criteria for this award to be issued in either 2020 or 2021. Prizes & Sponsors for the 2019 Year were as follows 1st Prize - Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre Award: Yokohama tyres of the winner’s choice (subject to availability), from Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre, including fitting and balancing, to the value of $2,000. 2nd Prize - Porsche Cars Australia Award: Items of the winner’s choice from the PCA Selection Department to the value of $400. 3rd Prize - Nillumbik Cellars Award: Wine of the winner’s choice from Nillumbik Cellars to the value of $200. Motorsport Achievement Award The Motorsport Achievement Award (first issued in 2019) is to recognise an outstanding competition achievement either within the Porsche Club of Victoria itself, or within the Porsche Marque by a member of the Porsche Club of Victoria. The award is made at the absolute discretion of the Competition Committee and need not necessarily be made each year. Competition Awards (extract from PCV Standing Competition Rules 2021) 2.1 Porsche Club Championship (Club Champion) 2.1.1 The Porsche Club Championship is to recognise the best vehicle & driver combination in relation to overall participation, performance and skill. It is clearly intended that this award is for the most consistent driver overall across a range of performance and skill related driving events in the same vehicle or replacement as defined in Sections 11.6 & 11.7. 2.1.2 The Porsche Club Championship Trophy will be awarded to the competitor who accumulates the highest number of class points, other than points earned in Open Class.

2.2 Outright Award (Outright Champion) – incorporating the Don Tryhorn Perpetual Award from 2008 A trophy will be awarded to the competitor who accumulated (in the same vehicle or replacement as defined in Section 11.6 & 11.7) the greatest number of points based on outright placings in all speed events. 2.3 Class Championship (Class Champion) These awards will be based on the points accumulated during the year in each class. Awards will be given for Open, Cup, M, GT, A, B, and Classic (formerly C and D) classes. 2.4 Rookie of the Year (Tony Jones Memorial Award) 2.4.1 The Rookie of the Year award is determined by a majority vote of the Competition Committee or proxy where a Committee Member is absent at the time of vote. 2.4.2 The award is intended to recognize achievement in competition or improved competition performance amongst newer members of the Club. The Competition Committee may consider that a newer member does not qualify for the Rookie of the Year award if the member has previously competed in any form of motorsport. The Competition Committee has absolute discretion in this regard. 2.4.3 The criteria for the judging shall take into account the following factors and shall be made to a member who: (i) has commenced regular PCV competition for the first time in the two years preceding the Annual General Meeting of the Competition Year. (ii) has shown exceptional performance or improved performance in the PCV driving and skill related events. 2.4.4 The award shall not be made to: (i) the same member in two consecutive years. (ii) a current member of the Competition Sub Committee (but may be made to a current member of the General Committee). The award is made at the absolute discretion of the Competition Committee and need not necessarily be made each year. 2.5 End of Year Trophies 2.5.1 Trophies for individual competition events are not presented. All Members who place at one or more events throughout the year will receive an End of Year Trophy inscribed with their event placings for the year.

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New Members We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Aaron & Alexandra Barnes

2020 718 Cayman GT4

Derek Swalwell

928 S4

Matthew Beattie & Thach Nguyen

2005 Cayenne S V8

Constantinos Talidis

1984 944 Coupe

Ben Tang & Eugenia Hu

2004 911 Turbo

Justin Bennett, Marsha Roberts & Charlie Jones

2011 911 Carrera S

Aaren Tebbutt & Amanda Tai

2013 981 Cayman

Adam & Margaret Burgess

2018 Carrera S & 1990 Carrera 2 Coupe

David, Billy & Hugo Thatcher

2006 991 Carrera

Kim Burke

1971 911 S

Lee Turner

2013 991 4S & 2004 Cayenne

Zhijian Chen

2019 Cayenne Coupe S

Murali Wignarajah & Nadine Herbert

2003 996 Carrera Cabriolet

Mike & Valerie Day

2021 Taycan 4S

Richard Whitfield

1997 Boxster

Tore Dessanti

2006 911

Steve Aidun Xie

2020 Cayenne Coupe

Michael Donovan

1988 Carrera Cabriolet

Nagesh Yarlagadda

1986 944

Ainsley & Leigh Faulkner

1996 993

Jian Bin You & Fang Fan

2017 GT3 & 2015 Cayenne S

Paul & Helen Gane

1988 911 Carrera & 1997 Boxster 986

Janelle McKee

1969 911 & 1995 911 Carrera &

Frank Garonzi

2013 Cayman

2011 Boxster Spyder

Jim & Vicki Giannopoulos

2020 Cayman GTS

Doug Macleod

2017 991.2 GT3

Nathan & Anita Goldsworthy

2021 718 Cayman GTS

Travis Melotte

2000 996 GT3

Jason Howitt & Natalie Marshall

1995 993

Ross Michaels

1987 911 Carrera

Peter Mitchell & David Burnton

2016 Boxster 981

Warren Hulstaert & Jarinya Homthong

2017 Panamera 4S & 2019 Cayenne

Michael Moon & Emma Sayer

2016 GT4

Terry & Maria Karipis

2018 718 Boxster

George Panagiotidis

2008 911 Carrera 4S

Teesaan & Matthew Koo

1978 911 SC

Chris Panton

1989 944 S2

Brenton Laity & Jessica Milner

1983 944

David Parker

1993 964

Jim Leckey

2021 718 Cayman GTS

David & Nicole Porter

997 T Series

Rodney Lloyd & Tania Cooper

2004 997 Carrera S

Milosh Raletic

2016 718 Cayman S

Vajirapani Manawadu

2020 911 Carrera

Patrick Roberts & Elisabeth Tjahjadi

2002 996 Carrera 4S

Brad & Jayne Mckenzie

2004 986 Boxster

Robert Sdraulig

2014 Cayman S

Hesham Mobarek

2020 Cayman 718 GTS

John, Mary, Michael & Georgia Sdregas

2006 911 Carrera

Greg Newton & Belinda Cabria

1953 356

George & Stephanie Shepherd

1974 911 SC

Toby Parker

1993 964

Lionel & Margareta Skinner

2018 911 GTS

Robert & Vanessa Pearce

2000 Boxster

Matthew Slavin & Chloe Hilton

2020 718 Cayman GT4

Russell Phillips

2008 911 4S

Craig Stanford

1986 911 3.2 Carrera

Geoffrey Pilley

2011 Cayman S

Frank Taraborrelli

1978 911 SC Coupe

Barry & Karen Plant

2012 Cayenne, 2012 Panamera, 2021 Taycan,

Stephen Thompson

2006 Boxster S

2021 Cayenne Coupe & 2021 Macan

Leon Volovich

997 Targa 4S & 1979 911 Targa SC

Nicholas Plant & Cecilia Ip

2021 Macan

Mori Wada & Fiona Murray

2015 981 Cayman 2.7

Colin & Tracey Watson

1977 911 G Series

Simon Radonich & Jessica Underwood

1997 993 Targa

Steve White

2010 Cayman 987.2

Peter Reeve

2005 Carrera S

Christian & Charles Wichmann

2015 Boxster GTS

Rafael & Maria-Luisa Rodriguez

2021 718 Boxster GTS

Gordan Zurovac

2019 GT3 RS

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Aaren Tebbutt & Amanda Tai

Ben & Eugenia Tang

Nathan Goldsworthy

Nicholas Plant & Cecilia Ip

Terry Karipis

Vajirapani Manawadu

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Frank Garonzi

Jason Howitt

Kim Burke

Matthew Beattie

Michael Donovan

Mike Day

Murali Wignarajah

Nagesh Yarlagadda

Zhijian Chen

Derek Swalwell

Peter Reeve

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Warren Hulstaert

Rafael Rodríguez

Rob & Vanessa Pearce

Steve Aidun Xie

Teesaan Koo

Rod Lloyd & Tania Cooper

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ROLL OF HONOUR Life Members

1990 David Casey 2001 Greg Muller 1991 Allan Barbour 2002 Theo Mihelakos 1992 Wayne Camamile 2003 Greg Muller 1993 Ian Begley 2004 Jon Trende 1994 Richard Eldridge 2005 Lyle Potgieter 1995 Mark Connolly 2006 Don Tryhorn 1996 Callum McClue 2007 Stewart Lachlan 1997 Stuart Jackson 2008 Stewart Lachlan 1998 Matthew Stoupas 2009 Matthew Stoupas 1999 Lyle Potgieter 2010 Stewart Lachlan 2000 David Lawson 2011 Peter Fitzgerald 2001 Jon Trende 2012 Peter Fitzgerald 2002 Benjamin Faggeter 2013 Bob Hawker 2003 Jeffery Bobik & Cameron Cox 2014 Peter Fitzgerald 2004 Hung Do 2015 Christian Fitzgerald Hall of Fame 2005 Matthew Kirwan-Hamilton 2016 Nick Karnaros 2006 Simon Baxter 2017 Joseph Ensabella Graham Stockley 2007 David Trewern 2018 Joseph Ensabella Bruce Harris 2008 Bob Hawker 2019 Joseph Ensabella Michael Browning 2009 Aaron Ireland Jim Richards Ladies Championship 2010 Nick Karnaros & John Swan Peter Fitzgerald 2011 Simon Dunn Matthew Stoupas 1984 Ann Tyson 2012 Stan Bougadakis & Melanie Treloar Rex Broadbent 1985 Ann Tyson 2013 Brett Helmers Mark Chrzanowski 1986 Ann Tyson 2017 Andrew Smith Aaron Ireland 1987 Ann Tyson Ben Faggetter 1988 Ann Tyson Club Champions 1989 Brenda Moore Presidents 1990 Jill Willis 1976 Bruce Harris 1991 Suzy Versluys 1977 Bruce Harris 1975 Michael Stillwell 1992 Ava Balodis 1978 Kevin Jarman 1976 Michael Stillwell 1993 Ava Balodis 1979 Bruce Harris 1977 Roger James 1994 Delyce England 1980 Bruce Harris 1978 Ken Foo 1995 Aranka Figge 1981 Graham Stockley 1979 Kerry Reynolds Aranka Figge Stephen White 1996 1980 John Benson 1997 Aranka Figge 1982 Graham Stockley 1981 John Benson 1998 Aranka Young 1983 Bruce Harris 1982 Graeme Redman 1999 April Houghton 1984 Ric Hallgren 1983 Graeme Redman 2000 April Houghton 1985 Peter White 1984 John King 2001 Jill Willis 1986 Dennis O'Keefe 1985 John King Aranka Young 1987 Ed Aitken 2002 1986 John King Aranka Young 1988 Ken Price 2003 1987 John King 2004 Aranka Young 1989 Rex Broadbent 1988 Michael Browning 2005 Aranka Young 1990 Danny Loypur 1989 Graham Stockley 2006 Aranka Young 1991 Bruce Harris 1990 Graham Stockley 2007 Aranka Young 1992 Ojars Balodis 1991 Graham Stockley Melanie Treloar 1993 Ed Aitken 2015 1992 Graham Stockley 2016 Melanie Treloar Richard Eldridge 1993 John King 1994 2017 Sally-Anne Hains 1995 Matthew Harris 1994 Adrian Evans 1996 Paul Stuart 1995 Adrian Evans Club Member of the Year 1997 Bruce Young 1996 Cris Camamile 1998 Michael Herrod 1997 Cris Camamile 1980 Ian Nadenbousch 1999 Sven Burchartz 1998 Paul Stuart 1981 Max Errington 2000 Theo Mihelakos 1999 Paul Stuart 1982 Graeme Andrews 2001 Theo Mihelakos 2000 Greg Cook 1983 Dianna Foo 2002 Theo Mihelakos & Ian Jenkins 2001 Greg Cook 1984 Daryl Louey 2003 Sven Burchartz & Mark Chrzanowski 2002 Noela Semmens 1985 Barbara Clearihan 2004 Matthew Stoupas 2003 Ian Knight 1986 Graham Stockley 2005 Mark Chrzanowski 2004 Ian Knight 1987 (No award) 2006 Simon Baxter & Mark Chrzanowski 2005 Michael Chapman 1988 (No award) 2007 Mark Chrzanowski & Matthew Stoupas 2006 Michael Chapman 1989 Egidia Woodhouse 2008 Matthew Stoupas 2007 Jeff Thomas 1990 Paul Mauger 2009 Matthew Stoupas & Andrew Barlow 2008 Jeff Thomas 1991 Bev Madin 2010 Bob Hawker 2009 Ian Jenkins 1992 Elspeth Froude 2011 Aaron Ireland 2010 Ian Jenkins 1993 Raymond Poon 2012 Aaron Ireland 2011 Keith Ryding 1994 Alex Robertson 2013 Rick Moscati 2012 Will Darvall 1995 Beth Harris 2014 Ben Faggetter 2013 Peter Harrison 1996 Selwyn Hall & Ray Poon 2015 Aaron Ireland 2014 Peter Harrison 1997 George Cairns 2016 Nick Karnaros 2015 Andrew Bonwick 1998 Danny Jonas 2017 Nick Karnaros 2016 Andrew Bonwick 1999 Tim Wadsworth 2018 Jamie Lovett 2017 Michael O’Brien 2000 Jeff Thomas 2019 Andrew Hall 2018 Michael O’Brien 2001 (No award) 2019 Tony Carolan 2002 Duane Rodgers Outright Award, Inc Don Tryhorn 2020 Tony Carolan 2003 Marnie Gorman Memorial Award from 2008 2004 James Caldow 1984 Bruce Harris 2005 Annie Mould & Alf Carrigan Tony Jones Memorial Award 1985 Don Tryhorn 2006 Janet Conheady & William Darvall (Most Consistent In All Events) 1986 Graham Stockley 2007 John Baker 1987 Graham Stockley 2008 Peter Witt 1979 Russell Sturzaker 1988 Graham Stockley 2009 Felix Rieniets 1980 Russell Sturzaker 1989 Graham Stockley 2010 Peter Cromie & Clair Cromie 1981 Graham Stockley 1990 Rex Broadbent 2011 Robin Humphries 1982 Paul Mauger 1991 Graham Stockley 2012 Grant Stephenson 1983 Dennis O’Keefe 1992 Paul Sadler 2013 Michael Bailey 1984 Ric Hallgren 1993 Danny Loypur 2014 Ken Anson & Harriet Anson Tony Jones Memorial Award 1994 Peter White 2015 Rowan Burnett (Rookie of the Year) 1995 Graeme Hitchell 2016 Simon Dunn 2017 Peter Harrison 1996 Danny Loypur 1985 Dennis Bath 2018 Geoffrey Mould 1997 Danny Loypur 1986 Ed Aitken 2019 Russell Sturzaker 1998 Matthew Stoupas 1987 Don Watson Gordon Johnstone 1999 John Woodward 1988 Cliff Geis 2000 Greg Muller 1989 Matthew Harris Alan Hamilton John King Noela Semmens Adrian Evans Greg Cook Barbara Darvall William Darvall Michael Chapman Michael Browning Andrew Bonwick Ian Knight Michael O’Brien

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The Official magazine of the Porsche Club of Victoria

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