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contents 3. Contents

12. M a c a n Tu r b o P e r f o r m a n c e Pack

48. 50.

RSR Porsches & Coffee P re s i d e n t ’s D a y

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2017 - 911 GT3 Cup Car

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Modern 911 Register Run

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AGM Club Night at Porsche C e n t re M e l b o u r n e

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G T 3 / Tu r b o R e g i s t e r s R u n

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

W h a t ’s i n Yo u r G a r a g e ?

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993 Register Run

Annual Dinner Dance

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Boxster & Cayman Run

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Club Calendar

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Horizontally Opposed

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P r e s i d e n t ’s M e s s a g e

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Club Committee 2016/17

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Social Corner

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

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Spring Run

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Mid 911 Register Run

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WIYG? Goes Global

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B ro a d f o rd S p r i n t s

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New Members

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PCV at Motorclassica

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Last Run

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Roll of Honour

our supporters Abbotsford Body Repairs 35 aPorschApart Dismantlers 42 Burg Design 55 Cascone Auto Sport 43 Charlie Battisti & Co 4 Dutton Garage back cover Equity One 21 Eyedentity 21 Fitzgerald Racing Services 10 Fast Lane Travel 41

Hartech Automotive Services 42 Lorbek Luxury Cars 8 Lumleys Insurance 43 Melbourne Ram Raid Security 35 Motorsport Tyres Victoria 35 Motorsport Wheels and Tyres 34 Nevco Engineering 59 Nineauto 20 Paint & Custom 59 Performance 9 59

Porsche Centre Brighton 2 Porsche Centre Melbourne inside front cover Porsche Centre Doncaster 6 RSR Garage 49 Southern Cross Lubes & Mobil 67 Stuckey Tyre Service 35 Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre 43 Weltmeister inside back cover Woolamai House 55

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“Porsche Parade” is the official magazine of The Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. (ACN 005 727 0942) Publisher: The Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. PO Box 911, Kew, Victoria 3101 web site: www.pcv.com.au email: pcv@pcv.com.au Advertising

You may have gathered from the first few opening pictures that I am a huge Singer Porsche fan. “Since 2009 their focus – indeed obsession – has been the development of a meticulously restored and optimized air-cooled 911. Their lofty objective: to distill, enhance and recombine the strands of greatness that have long marked the 911 as iconic.

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Beautiful bespoke interiors But if you have seen any pictures or watched the many videos on YouTube you know you will want one despite the price tag. I’m very tempted to sell my 993s and ship over my 964 to California for the plastic surgery! Check it out at www.singervehicledesign.com

Well, that’s how they describe their craft on the website and if you multiply the 4000 hour build time by $100 per hour you get the $400,000 (US) average price tag (and that’s including all the parts including bespoke interiors, Cosworth developed engines and carbon fibre bodies). You do have to add the price of the donor 964 you have to supply. SOCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE

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

COMPETITION SUB-COMMITTEE

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

Marshal Co-ordinator Mark Horton Andrews: marshals@pcv.com.au Competition Secretary Simon Dunn Juris Briedis Will Darvall Peter Witt Brent Howard Tom Goulopoulos Graham Williams

Andrew Bonwick Peter Harrison Grant Stephenson Michael O’Brien Kees van Ek

club calendar January 22

SOCIAL Summer Run to the Polo TRACK - Haunted Hills Club Night (TBC)

June

February 12 19 21 March 5 11

SOCIAL - Show N Shine & Family Day (TBC) TRACK - Sandown

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Wishing you all a very happy and safe Christmas.

Disclaimer:

Ron Widdison Editor REGISTER CAPTAINS Register Director Ken Anson: pcvregisters@pcv.com.au Mid 911 (1974-93) Ken Anson & Graeme Anderson: mid911@pcv.com.au 993 Roger Vella & Leon Christodulaki 993@pcv.com.au Modern 911 Kon Gogos modern911@pcv.com.au 911 Turbos James Borg & David Hosking: 911turbo@pcv.com.au GT3, RS & RSR Greg Humphries: gt3rs@pcv.com.au Boxster & Cayman Kane Wilson & Mark Behan boxster@pcv.com.au Torque Tube Angelo Monteleone & Ivan Romanic (924, 928, 944, 968) torquetube@pcv.com.au

ADMINISTRATION

September SOCIAL - Autumn Run (TBC) SOCIAL - Go Kart Challenge (TBC)

TRACK - Broadford Club Night (TBC) TRACK (TBC)

TRACK - Sandown SOCIAL - Winter Run (TBC)

August TRACK - Winton Club Night (TBC) TRACK - Sandown 4 Hour

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SOCIAL - Spring Run (TBC) TRACK - Phillip Island (TBC)

October

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

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Porsche Parade is only available to financial members of the Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. A minimum of four issues are published annually. Not for individual sale.

All in all another fantastic issue. I wish you happy summer reading and as always, a big, big thank you to all who contributed to this issue.

Administrator Carly Pasco administrator@pcv.com.au Admin Assistant Lisa Gillespie marketplace@pcv.com.au

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Advertisers should be aware of the laws prohibiting misleading and deceptive conduct. No liability is assumed by the publisher for any losses which any person may sustain as a result of any misleading or deceptive advertisement or article published in this magazine. Copyright: © 2016 by The Porsche Club of Victoria Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, stored in any electronic format or transmitted in any form by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Special note: It is the policy of the Porsche Club of Victoria Inc not to publish its membership list to any person or corporation. Its membership list is not for sale or distribution. Any unauthorised use of its membership list or of the material in this magazine may result in prosecution. Porsche Club of Victoria Administration: Carly Pasco Phone: 9817 6911 Fax: 9397 8991 e: administrator@pcv.com.au Post: P O Box 911, Kew 3101 www.pcv.com.au OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PORSCHE CLUB OF VICTORIA

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SOCIAL The Last Run (TBC) TRACK - President’s Day at Sandown

December Club Night (TBC) TRACK - Winton TRACK - DECA

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president’s message

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

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

I was walking back to our garage at Sandown following the conclusion of President’s Day and Andrew Bonwick remarked to me, in what was almost a handover moment, “It’s a great club!” This year’s President’s Day epitomizes the club. It was a truly great day, conducted facing the unknown challenges of new restrictions from CAMS, potentially horrible weather conditions, and lower than usual entrants. The result – a new Passenger in Car Policy, a beautiful day, and passenger rides approximating 300, with many registrants having multiple rides! All completed with huge smiles, no incidents and just a couple of minor warnings; a part of the new procedures. Welcome to this edition 4-2016 of Porsche Parade, the best car magazine of the best car club in the country – save for the Porsh Klub of east sowthh Astraya! The club is not afraid of facing challenges, however following Andrew Bonwick as President will indeed be challenging. Andrew completes two years as President with many achievements, culminating with the production of our 40th anniversary publication Porsche Club Victoria 1975 – 2015 The First 40 Years. Some of Andrew’s other achievements include the introduction of our club surveys – “Survey Monkey”, the establishment of our cloud based records depository “Confluence”, the ongoing development of our data base, the successful establishment of our new Passenger in Car procedure, and Andrew’s involvement with the club is maintained as a member of the competition committee, as well as our new Systems Administrator. Following the October AGM, I would like to welcome Cameron Goodyear to the general committee. Cameron takes up the vacancy left by Andrews’s departure, and brings some much needed youthful input to the committee. Cameron is also one of our C Class competitors, where he and I battle it out, often trading places – pun intended! David Mallinson takes on the role of Treasurer with all other roles remaining unchanged. My focus changes from counting to spilling the beans, generously not wastefully… I am looking forward to assisting on the Social Committee, and I will try to attend at least one event from each of the registers over the next couple of years. I have briefly mentioned the success of President’s Day, which is the subject of another article in this edition, but the importance of our volunteer marshals and officials cannot be underestimated. Being a volunteer is fundamental to this club’s success. Our marshals do a fantastic job at all our competition events which would not operate in the same way without them. President’s Day is just another day where we owe a debt of thanks to these wonderful club members.

There are many ways to be a volunteer for our club, from simply assisting with a Register or Social event on an ad hoc basis, or becoming a Register Co-Captain or Captain, joining the Social or Competition Committee, or indeed becoming one of our Marshals. Our club’s vibrancy depends on fresh ideas and new volunteers and there is no probationary period for your involvement. In fact your membership will be immediately enhanced by becoming more involved. If you feel you would like to contribute, run don’t walk and contact one of our committee members. The Annual Dinner is our premier event each year and is organised by the Social Committee, with organisation already begun for 2017! It is a fantastic event that celebrates the club’s achievements, including our competition winners from our current season. This year’s event also made it into this edition, but I would like to thank those involved for making this event a great success. We constantly seek ways of improving all of our events with this year’s Annual Dinner maximising dance and fun time, shortened speeches, and respectful presentations. A win for all! This club magazine is astonishing. Ron not only does a magnificent job as Editor, but commercially his company Composite Colour also does the Artwork and Printing. We could not produce this magazine in its present format without advertising revenue. Please enjoy this magazine, but also take a close look at our supporters, and support them whenever you can. The 2017 Calendar is quite a dynamic affair, but a pretty solid version is on our web site so that we can update our diaries. Meshing the myriad of activities, whilst managing the months of negotiations with the various tracks to get suitable dates for competition, is an ongoing challenge for all of us. It is almost impossible now with the size of our club not to have conflicts. We also now have multiple events on the same day, so review the calendar, get those important events locked in, shine up your Porsche, and I will see you at lots of them.

Michael O’Brien President

David Mallinson Treasurer treasurer@pcv.com.au

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

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

Alex Harmati Social Director social@pcv.com.au

Ken Anson Registers Director registers@pcv.com.au

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

Garry Saber Committee cps@pcv.com.au

Ian Knight Committee committeememberik@pcv. com.au

Mark Horton Andrews Committee committeemembermha@ pcv.com.au

Cameron Goodyear Committee committeemembercg@ pcv.com.au

Carly Pasco Club Administration administrator@pcv.com.au

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from race control Another PCV competition year has drawn to a close with all of the championship winners and place getters receiving their due recognition at the Annual Dinner Dance in early December. This year we had a special congratulations to Nick Karnaros who scored the trifecta becoming the Club Champion, Outright Champion and of course winning his Open class championship. This is only the third time in the club’s history that the one person has won both the Club and Outright Championships. The previous two were Theo Mihelakos in 2002 and Matt Stoupas in 2009. Besides being a great champion, Nick also stood out as a great club member, competing in every event, even when he didn’t need to do so to win his championships. There were 10 competition events this year at all the major Victorian tracks. Attendance was very similar to last year with a good mix of newer cars entering, particularly in the GT classes and the new Cup class. Cup class allows our members to buy superseded Carrera Cup cars from the professional series and bring them along to compete at club events. it is certainly the best way available to get the experience of driving a real race car. This year we had 6 Cup class entrants and 3 others that ran in Open class but could have been Cup class entrants. There certainly seems to be a lot of potential for this class to grow in the years ahead.

The last half of the year was largely taken up with addressing CAMS new policy applying to any passenger in car activity on a race track. Passenger sessions at Porsche events have been a major element of the Club since our inception. President’s Day is certainly one of our marquee events, Entree class is a very safe way to induct people into track competition and our marshal’s “hot” laps during the lunch breaks at events are our way of rewarding those members that give up so much of their time to help run our events. We have conducted these 3 styles of passengers being allowed on race tracks for many years without any personnel incidents. The new CAMS policy stopped all this activity from mid year. Working with CAMS and a professional risk assessor, we did manage to get an approved policy variation to allow us to run President’s Day largely along our usual lines, but we still have some more work to do with CAMS before we can get back to running Entree class and our marshals laps. I’m confident that we will succeed, but not sure whether we will get there by our first Phillip Island event on 22 January.

all participants in this event over the last 3 years and received many great responses. It is hoped that this will encourage even more entrants for 2017. Next year’s calendar is now well established, giving our competition participants plenty of time to plan their year. We are starting a little earlier and finishing a little later, but we have a really good range of events. There is a slight midyear gap in late June and we are working on arrangements with other clubs to plug this. If we succeed this will give us 11 competition events in 2017. One more than this year. I will look forward to seeing you all again on 22 January at Phillip Island. Have a very happy and safe Christmas. Tony Carolan Competition Director

Overall we had a great competition season. Despite threats the weather was generally kind to us and the competition, particularly in the traditional A, B, C and D classes was very close. Next year we are going to consolidate some of the classes to promote more competition. Our signature and very important event is the Sandown 240, 4 hour regularity relay. This year numbers were again up and a lot of you may have seen the great promotional video, masterminded by Grant Stephenson, that really featured this event wonderfully. We sent a link to this video to

social corner Welcome to the Summer Edition of the Social Corner. Firstly, I would like to pass on a very big thank you to our outgoing President Andrew Bonwick, who no doubt in his period elevated the activities and events of the Club, notably in his leadership and vision for planning ‘big’ for the extraordinary 40th Anniversary Run to Rochford, and I also warmly welcome the incoming President, Michael O’Brien, who has been with the Club for many years in a variety of roles, and thus has a full understanding of how to again ‘raise the bar’ as President. As we see the year end closing upon us, since last issue we’ve held a number of Runs, such as the Spring Run to Galli Estate Winery, and the Last Run to Sandhurst Golf Resort. With each Social Run morning teas are held at CFA stations, and we are welcomed with a warm friendly atmosphere and with our host providing a generous selection of morning tea treats. In return for their hospitality, the Club provides a donation to assist in purchase, and or maintenance of equipment at the Station, as each station is not solely funded by government. With the last two runs the feedback from each

CFA has been outstanding in its appreciation of sharing the facilities with our Club, and the member engagement with the local teams and volunteers. We received a letter from the Creswick Group of Fire Brigades Secretary thanking the Club, ‘and request to pass onto members our appreciation on this support’. And from the 1st Lieutenant at Yellingbo CFA ‘we had nothing but excellent feedback from our Brigade members in regards to the visit by your Club & extend out thanks to all at the Porsche Club, both for the opportunity to host the club for morning tea & how very friendly everyone from the club was’.

our Social Committee. Each member plays an important role to ensure we organise and execute events as best as we possibly can, also taking into consideration Members feedback.

Therefore, I would like to extend my thank you to our members for their engagement and support of our partner, the CFA.

As the success of the Club is due to the input from its members, so please consider engaging in the Social Committee as a great experience for yourself and the Club in 2017.

In regards to the Social Committee, the role is to ensure members can enjoyably participate’ in Social Activities, and are able to do so with family, friends and fellow Club members new and old, combined with their passion for all things Porsche. The Social Committee aims to achieve this through activities such as Club Nights, Social Runs, Gala Events, and other exciting Social activities. Planning for such major Social events is quite rewarding. None of these activities could be brought to the Club without a passionate and enthusiastic group, being

If this is of interest, we’d certainly appreciate your involvement, and understanding that the team meets 4 times a year to review and co-ordinate the events, though the time is not considerable we also welcome anyone that would be interested in ‘stepping in’ for a single event or occasional attendance, as did Aggie Ryan for the enjoyable write up of the Last Run to Sandhurst.

Stay safe and have a great break, with family and friends, and we look forward to your return to ‘our family’, the Porsche Club of Victoria in 2017. Regards, Alex Harmati Social Director E: social@pcv.com.au

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WIYG? Goes Global While Barb and I waited for a connecting flight in the Dubai airport in June, I saw a stranger reading the latest Porsche Parade. I went over and sat next to him, to find that he was reading WIYG? I introduced myself and told him that I wrote the article. Naturally, there was initial confusion, until further explanation cleared the air and the three of us had a friendly chat and reunion; it was Dimitri Stefanou, a born again old member. He owns the rare well known Lime Green ’74 Carrera Targa, LWG911, initially delivered to David Whitehead, passing then to Kerry Reynolds and Paul Sadler, before being bought by Dimitri in ’84. He joined PCV and was a member until ’05, leaving because of limited Social activities, not being a racer. He rejoined about 18 months ago and enjoys the opportunities that the Social and Register programs now offer. He used to be a friend of John Gregory, lived nearby and greatly admired his work, so a valuable link with the “old days”, an old car and an old member has been restored.

what’s in your garage?

Story & Photos: Ron Widdison

Dubai

United Arab Emirates Porsche Club Vice President Shahid A Baloch with his 991 GT3 RS

The 911 Gods must have been shining on me. I checked our flight status and we were cruising into Dubai at 911 kmph for our family holiday. This was an omen that it was going to be a fun WIYG experience! I had pre organised to do a story on the UAE’s Porsche Club President Karim Al-Azhari’s amazing collection before we left Australia. This included: Carrera GT 2005, 996 GT2 2003, 993 Turbo 1998, 993 Turbo 1997, 993 Turbo 1997, 965 Turbo 3.6, 965 Turbo 1991, 930 SE “Flachbau” Turbo Cabriolet 1989, 930 Targa 1988, 911 WTL Cabriolet 1986, 1977 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0 And also a Mercedes SLS Black-Series, Mc Laren Mercedes SLR Cabriolet, Lamborghini LP640, AMG E63, Mercedes 190 Evolution II, Ferrari F355 Spyder. Unfortunately, Karim had to cancel due to other commitments, but Vice President Shahid Baloch graciously agreed to show me his cars at the last minute.

Shahid lives in an apartment with the cars being kept on the 6th floor of a

991 GT3 RS in Lava Orange

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Is there a better speed than 911 kmph?

I must say it was a little daunting negotiating the narrow down ramps of the carpark in a wide body RS worth $387K (AUD)! Luckily it was PDK (as they all are) so changing gears in a left hand drive car was one less thing I had to worry about. We negotiate the speed humps onto the street and Shahid plants the foot in the C4S. I have a huge grin on my face as I follow; I can’t believe I’m driving a 991 GT3 RS in Dubai!!

“I have a huge grin on my face as I follow; I can’t believe I’m driving a 991 GT3RS in Dubai!”

Shahid picked me up at our hotel in his 991 GT3 RS and we drove back at speed to collect the 993 C4S. I had not driven in a current RS before so the ride through Dubai was a real treat. But it got a whole lot better in a hurry when he handed me the keys to the beast and said follow me!

Midnight Blue 993 C4S manual coupe

parking garage so we headed out to find a location to photograph the beauties.

We find a little desert area not yet built on and get out of the cars to arrange them for the shoot. Its 45 degrees and after arriving from Melbourne’s winter I’m really feeling the heat, so we work quickly to get the shots.

The RS has aircon which was set at 17.5 (the minimum) but as a 993 owner I know that Shahid must be feeling it as aircon was never a strong point in any air cooled model. Besides being VP Shahid also organises all the Club’s drive events thought the mountains and deserts of the seven Emirates.

The amazing veiw (from our Jameira Beach Hotel room) of the 7 star Burj Al Arab. It cost 7.8 Billion to build and is the worlds third tallest hotel; needless to say, no thongs allowed!

Photos: Owen Baker & Felix Rieniets

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Story & Photos: Porsche Cars Australia

Macan Turbo Performance Pack As the sports car of the compact SUV segment, the Macan has been setting standards in terms of driving dynamics since its debut. Now, Porsche is upping the ante once again: Equipped with the ‘Performance Package’, the Macan Turbo now tops off the model line, impressing with enhanced driving dynamics, increased agility and an even greater emotional appeal. The twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre V6 engine has been upgraded to deliver 324 kW – which is 30 kW more than the Macan Turbo. The car now accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (a reduction of 0.4 seconds), and achieves a new top speed of 272 km/h (an increase of six km/h). Maximum torque has also risen to 600 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm) and is available across a broad rev range between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. This also increases the tractive force: In Sport Plus mode, the time taken to accelerate from 80 km/h to 120 km/h has dropped to 2.9 seconds (a reduction of 0.2 seconds). Fuel consumption (in line with the NEDC) for the new top-of-the-range Macan is between 9.4 L/100 km and 9.7 L/100 km. However, it is not just the engine power that is given a boost in the Macan Turbo equipped with Performance Package – a newly developed brake system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust system are all fitted as standard. The front axle features grooved brake discs with a diameter of 390 millimetres – 30 millimetres larger than the brake discs

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fitted on the regular Macan Turbo. The discs are gripped by six-piston brake callipers completed with a red paint finish. The Macan Turbo with Performance Package comes standard with air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), but in this case with an overall ride height reduction of 25 mm – which is a further 10 mm lower than the regular Macan Turbo with air suspension and PASM. With the Sport Chrono Package, drivers can ramp up the performance even further. In Sport Plus mode, this package ensures the chassis, engine and transmission are tuned to sporty effect – accompanied by an even more emotional sound from the sports exhaust system. The seven-speed PDK doubleclutch transmission is now designed to

deliver extremely short response times, optimum switching points and increased torque during gear changes for maximum acceleration. The Macan Turbo with Performance Package is available for order now in Australia, priced from $143,500 excluding statutory and dealer charges, with local deliveries expected from March 2017.


Story & Photos: Porsche Cars Australia

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rigidity and a lightweight body. The new 911 GT3 Cup is ready to race weighing in at just 1,200 kilograms. Porsche manufactures the 911 GT3 Cup on the same production line as the 911 road car in its main plant in StuttgartZuffenhausen. The basic race tuning is performed at the Weissach motorsport centre, where vehicles are also thoroughly tested by a professional race driver prior to delivery to the customer.

of 20 race series around the world where the 911 GT3 Cup is used exclusively. First purchase option for the 2018 version 911 GT3 Cup will be given to teams competing in the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

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A new front apron and a new rear end improve the downforce of the new 911 GT3 Cup and therefore enhance traction and performance. The prominent 184-centimetre wide rear wing has been retained from the predecessor model. The wheel dimensions are also unchanged: One-piece 18-inch racing rims with a central locking mechanism are used â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with 270 mm Michelin racing slicks on the front axle and massive 310 mm on the rear axle. The intelligent aluminium-steel composite construction ensures maximum

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Story: Ursi Max Photos: Felix Rieniets

AGM Club Night at Porsche Centre Melbourne Tuesday 18th October 2016

Melbourne had turned on another dreadful spring day. 10 degrees as I was constantly reminded by the radio announcer. I heard the news, weather and traffic reports numerous times during the 1 hour and 45 minute commute from my home in Chadstone to Porsche Centre Melbourne. All horrendous. You can understand my frustration when I finally arrived at 6.15pm having put my hand up to help set up at 1700. Coincidently the chairs and tables had just arrived too – an hour late. All hands on deck to wipe the chairs which had been transported on the back of a trailer in the rain. Felix took the edge off my anxiety level by showing me his handy work from the previous Sunday’s run. Sensational images. The AGM opened 7 minutes late due to reverent chit chat that occurs when PCV members come together. Our then President Andrew Bonwick gave a brief speech as first item of business. He recapped the benefits of membership, invited feedback and suggestions regarding club night topics and highlighted the need for more venues that can cater for 150+ very eager and famished weekend run participants. CAMS, venues and noise issues affecting competition was noted. “Growing membership demand and enjoy the level of events and high quality volunteers – especially Alex, Carly, Lisa and Ken”. The second item of business was the Annual Report (available online) presented by Michael O’Brien. Questions were provided by Michael

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and the ghosts of Porsche Past. Michael’s exclaimation “Everything is fine and we have plenty of money in the bank” was met with many cheers from the crowd. It was hard to concentrate on Michael when surrounded by beautiful cars vying for my attention eg the statement making Riviera Blue 911 Carrera S to my right juxtaposed with the respect demanding Signal Orange 911E Sportomatic to the left. Drifting in and out of facts, I tune back into Michael. He interjects his report with well received humour. Felix flashes (his camera) away, the rain stops and minimal cars are on Victoria Parade. The efficiency and dedication of volunteers and committee members is thanks by Michael. After no further questions and the acceptance of the report we move on to…. Item number 3 – the election of new members. They were congratulated and thanked by all. Formal meeting closed! Except….Michael O’Brien changed the meeting format to allow remarked to

be recorded on the AGM meeting ie a simple thank you to Andrew for 8 years on the committee. Andrew’s dedication and service to the club were praised. The meeting was formally closed again. Michael voiced the committee’s need for new members and encouraged everyone to get involved. “Go forward and make our club better!” Alex suggested hugs for Andrew may be appropriate tonight and proclaimed “dinner is served”. Diners were invited to BYO chair from the AGM in order to eat the fare in relative comfort. Anything but foul chicken and nicely roasted beef were the proteins de jour. A vego dish and roast potatoes sat beside a plethora of salads on the buffet including Mediterranean Indian fusion rice and fetta and olives, Italian pasta salad, coleslaw and fresh garden salad sporting the colours of the rainbow. Trusty crusty bread rolls with real butter an added bonus.


I had the privilege of sharing a table with Lois, Garry, Neville, Harriet, Ken and newbies Nicki and Carl. 45 minutes later Club Announcements began. Fresh meat to the slaughter aka new members. Bill Martin gave a very informative soliloquy describing his acquisition of his 2003 911 Carrera 4s from a former German policeman AND his son Tom’s driving experience. Stuart McMurtry succinctly mentioned his Boxster PDK 2.7l. Michael O’Brien re-stipulated the profitable year PCV had suggesting the Gala Dinner may well be directly affected. A subliminal advertisement for those not in a food coma. While you feel like getting into the festive season you can book end it in March with the Grand Prix. Splash some cash for the ultimate GP experience with PCV. Not to be overshadowed by this news, Kate from Porsche Centre Melbourne invited members to MotorClassica promising something great and an outdoor test drive site (which salesperson Dean might be able to assist you with). Club competition next. Tony Carolan was AWOL so Theo gave a brief insight into the year thus far. Numbers are up, CAMS irritating and one more event at Broadford. Nick Karnaros will probably win Open, Club and Outright champion. He’s obviously been asleep at the wheel. Cup Class is currently being led by Rick Mensa. GT1, 2, 3 leaders were announced, as was A Class – Jamie, Mel Treloar’s partner. Her dad usually leads this class – any coincidence? B class, C class (Simon Dunn), D class (Rodney Gordon). Our beloved Ken didn’t have too much to say about register runs as there was only a few left for the year, particular the Torque Tube run to Beeac with attached car museum. Alex gave a very short social committee update, including members to join the committee and/or provide input for events. The feature presentation would be next.

“Preparing an affordable Boxster for the Track by Young Guns and COUPLE Jamie and Melanie”. I am not sure how one finds love on the track with so many senses already engaged especially love/ lust for all things of metallic German engineering. Alex lead the interrogation asking Mel how she got into racing. Her father introduced her to it, subsequently buying her a black Boxster when she was allowed to race. Phil’s ulterior motive – keep his Porsche smash free. It was a standard 986 with race brakes. Phil didn’t want to spend his pennies on a race seat, steering wheel or harness until it was a given Mel was more serious about racing than shoes. Jamie didn’t even know about shoe fetishes when he was initiated into the racing world at puberty. His father has been a member since the 80s so Jamie had no choice at 12 years old but to tag along. He currently has a silver 987 2005 Boxster S which had lots of work done for racing by its former owner, most importantly the brakes. He mentioned approximately $2K will get you seats, suspension and brakes. Admittedly a little bit of pocket money but offsetting that Boxsters don’t require a huge spend on regular maintenance, mainly oil changes, filters, brakes and tyres. Next question – multiple choice. “Which of the different events Motorkhana, Track or Regularity do you like best? Mel quick off the mark (no surprise there) to reply Motorkhana. Why Mel? It is a short circuit and you can go sideways. Plus you don’t necessarily need race brakes or seat. Boxsters are well suited for it and you drive it home.” “What are some of the rewards and challenges of track?” Both drivers answered beating previous times/personal bests. Mel annexed the people, the club and the race days. “Most challenges are mental”. Training is somewhat necessary; Jamie admitted being at Broadford yesterday and Mel confessed she should do more.

“Any favourite moment or memory?” “So many to mention, nothing stands out” they both responded. Going to the next event! Any recommendations for choosing a Boxster? Here’s some quick tips from the guest speakers; - RED - Look for club cars for sale as they may already have modifications - Not too many kms - Good general condition - Get it assessed by a club mechanic (lots of support at the track) Jamie pointed out that the Caymans and Boxsters are filling the void for SCs etc which have appreciated and owners don’t want them on the track. The floor was open for questions. Instead of hearing crickets one member was curious to know how the drivers felt at their first event? Mel proclaimed to be very apprehensive but stated PCV was very supportive. She praised Entrée Class (“amazing”). Jamie agreed track is addictive. It was pointed out that volunteering as a marshal gives you the second best seat in the house at the track and members were encouraged to take part. Alex thanked the guest speakers to conclude the evening. A little more mingle time was had while a few hands pitched in to help pack up (in true Club spirit). There you have it….the AGM for 2016. Thanks to Andrew for his outstanding Presidency. Congratulations and welcome to President Michael. See you at the Gala Dinner with your Christmas bells on!

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what’s in your garage?

Mark Clair with his ’74 RS clone rally car

Mark Clair has been many things while in PCV; the Gadget Man, the KeyMan, the SpeedyTag man, the RaceRecall man and now (say in a low voice) the Drone man, amongst others. Since being transferred to Melbourne from Queensland in about ’85, he has not been idle. Whatever he does, it is with great enthusiasm. In Queensland, he started racing Karts at about 18, moved up to dirt rallying in the State series, and then to flying Cessnas. In Victoria he joined PCV in about ’96, and hopped straight into competition, with a G series update ’68 911E SWB Sporto (eventually a 2.4 manual), which he raced for about 10 years, also running and winning in State Hillclimb Championships under 3l Sports. After selling the 911E, he started hill climbing in an open wheel Piranha, (with a 160 hp GSX 1200 Suzuki motor, weighing 320 kg!), which he also raced with the club at Winton. Then he bought his beloved ’88 G Series CS in ’04 and ran that for 10 years in the Club, winning the PCV M2 Class Championship in 2006, and competing in 8 Targa Tas and 3 Classic Adelaide, with several class wins & Gold Plates in both, for running 3 consecutive years within time limits on all stages. (He’s chasing Platinum Plates, for 6 years.) Joining the PCV Committee, he became Assistant Social Director to the flamboyant Ros Poon (Director for 6 years) and then Director in ’99-’00, expanding further on her brilliant ideas. He instituted the “long lunch” runs, weekends away, blindfold driver motorkhanas (with sighted navigator!) and the competition-social weekend in Tassie, staying at Launceston and running at Baskerville and Simmons Plains, while having a whole lot of fun. Of course, this was pre-Registers. After a 5 year break from the Committee, he became Competition Director from ’05-’08, with proactive ideas and rules modifications, perhaps the most significant being the institution of Entrée Class, which invigorated flagging entries and continues very successfully 18

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today. I coordinated the marshals at that time and worked happily alongside Mark. Remember that PCV had no administrator until Carly was appointed in August ‘04 by Ian Knight and since then we have been spoilt by her and Lisa’s attentive competence. What an incredible amount of work was done by Committee members and other organisers before then! Mark was very involved behind the scenes in website content and design, updating the website, enabling on-line entries and results, transitioning to the Porsche website (the first State Club), uploading photos and stories, running the Market Place and generally doing a lot of unsung work, before Carly and others, such as Our Esteemed Editor, Andrew Bonwick, Felix (stars only need one name) and Lisa, largely took over. I don’t think this has been documented before and Mark deserves great credit and the Club’s thanks. The cars As well as those mentioned, a delicious Dark Blue 993 Turbo has gone, leaving the perfect collection of a ’74 RS clone rally car, a 2014 981 Cayman S and a 2014 Macan Turbo. The ’74 RS clone rally car started life as a ’72, built in ’89 by Romano Piva, one of our notable old members. It now sports a 3.5 stroked SC motor, with 3.4 barrels, twin spark & MFI, putting out over 300 hp at the fly wheel, with coil-over suspension and comprehensive rally mods. Mark is the 6th owner and rallies with Stuart Greeves as navigator. They have run in the 2014 Great Tarmac Rally, the 2015 Targa Tas and the Snowy River Sprint out of Buchan. Mark recently won the over 3 l Marque Sports Aust Hillclimb Championship at Haunted Hills.


Story: Will Darvall Photos: Ron Widdison & aerial image by Mark Clair

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The 2014 Macan Turbo (a WIYG? first) looks very cool in Agate Grey with 20” wheels, with a 294kW (400hp) 3.6 V6 driving a 7 speed PDK, to move 1925kg, and plenty of room for lots of Mark’s boxes of Speedy Tags, for your pampered pets, plus his collection of drones. Although not allowed in PCV competition, Mark feels it could acquit itself pretty handily! The 2014 981 Cayman S also looks delicious in the same Grey, with Grey 20” wheels and only shows 17 ks. Engine is 3.4, detuned from the 991 911 to 239kW (325hp) with the same 911

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7 speed PDK, which has converted Mark to its charms. The recently released 718 update, has a 2.5 l flat 4, with a variable turbine geometry turbo, and puts out 257kW (350 hp). The switch to smaller, lighter turbo flat 4 engines for 911s and the Boxster-Cayman twins is a brave leap by Porsche, after 63 years of flat 6’s! The Porsche mantra is to always have better power and performance than the last model, which is certainly followed here, but it’ll be interesting to observe the acceptance of the 4’s.

What’s next for this ideas man? Currently he has Soaring Video contracts for real estate pics and fascinating Worksafe investigations. When his drones get a bit faster (only 70 k tops at the moment) he’ll be able to go rallying, with the drone behind him, in front of him, or going round him in circles. Perhaps you lucky readers will be among the first to sign up for his soon-to-be-announced drone flights, which will drop you off at your favourite destination!


Mark’s previous rides

68E G series update

Piranha hill climb special. 320Kg with a GSX 1200 Suzuki.

1988 Carrera CS with Targa Plates

993 Turbo

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Story: Alex Harmati Photos: Neville Sampson & Ron Widdison

and Presentation Night Mayfair Ballroom, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. Saturday 3rd December 2016.

President, Michael O’Brien

Competition Director, Tony Carolan

Host and Social Director, Alex Hamati

With the flyer for the Gala Dinner Dance promoting ‘the Social Committee is working hard to deliver a renewed event featuring a new venue (the 5 Star Grand Hyatt, in the Mayfair Ball Room), more music and bigger dance floor, with 4 sets of music from Groove Star, and more fun, with a photo booth and props to strike a pose’, expectations were no doubt high for around 200 attendees.

ready to test the dance floor with couples enjoying dancing to the easy feel tunes.

from our recently retired President Andrew Bonwick, sporting a three quarter length fur coat to mix with his ‘black tie attire’, noting that the fur coat may have not been his, but Andrew’s willingness to adorn himself was an opportunity not to be missed.

With pre-dinner drinks kicking off at 7pm and a formal start at 7.45pm, members had plenty of time to enjoy conversations, find tables and make their first assessment of the new venue of choice. In the opening address, the MC made it clear that an important role this year was being the time keeper, and that the night would not only be about celebrating and honouring the significant achievements of our club members, but also celebrating with more music and good times on the dance floor. With some light humour trialed into the opening address, in regards to House Keeping that ‘in an Emergency, we had Doctor Beat on standby’, and ‘Smoking was only allowed on the dance floor’, and deciding that wearing one of the props was a great way to advertise the fun in store with the photo booth. Then it was time to handover to our President Michael O’Brien, who gave a warm and congratulatory speech about our retiring President Andrew Bonwick. Acknowledging his significant contributions to the Club, and as in tradition of outgoing Presidents was presented with a humorous caricature highlighting the journey of our past President, including a picture of a washing machine, as Andrew is now the proud owner of ‘water cooled’ 911. Andrew’s partner Stephanie Wylaars was also presented with flowers acknowledging her support during his time as President. Next on the agenda was Entrée and then onto Competition Awards, with Tony Carolan taking centre stage and trophies were presented to the winners in each race category. Next, the first set from Groove Star, was in an easy listening laid back style, although some were

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After this it was time for main course, and at 9pm, we certainly enjoyed the slightly later than usual dinner. Major Awards time with Michael O’Brien presenting the Club Person of Year to Simon Dunn, who in his speech acknowledged all the volunteers within the Club that make it great, and the support and encouragement from Kursti, his wife, to enjoy the Club. Next Club Champion and Outright Champion (the Don Tryhorn Memorial Plaque) was presented to Nick Karnaros, and Nick having his hands full with all the ‘silver ware’ required his daughter Victoria’s

Concluding the formalities of the evening it was now over to Groove Star for two sets of upbeat music. Judging by the numbers on the dance floor the band and selection of songs hit the spot, with Up Town Funk being sung by all. With the two sets completed and time to head out, many left looking to continue celebrations elsewhere. Reflecting on the intent of the Social Committee to provide a fun event, we can certainly say that judging by the good times on the dancefloor, the queues for the photo booth, and the overall high energy of the night, the Social Committee provided more than fun. Finally, a big thank you to all those involved in making this Gala Dinner happen. Special thanks to Carly, Lisa and outgoing Social Committee member Monika Matlik, who for several years has played a key role in organizing the Annual Gala dinner.

support. Following Nick’s speech thanking his family, team and Club volunteers it was time for more Groove Star, with dessert to follow. The final presentations of the night were for Participant of the Year, going to Andrew Ingram, who with his height really didn’t need to be on stage for his speech. This was the time to acknowledge the Social Committee members and Register Captains. It was noted that the Social Events estimated over 1500 attendees for the year, whilst Register Runs seeing around 800 attendees. We also were treated to some special fashions on the field, with a delightful fashion parade

Outgoing President Andrew Bonwick and Stephanie Wylaars


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AWARDS

Club Champion, Ooutright & Open Class Winner Nick Karnaros

Club Person of the year & C Class Winner Simon Dunn

M2 Class winners Ben Faggetter & Mike Herrod

Cup Class Winners Rick Mensa & Stan Bougadakis

Competition Class Awards

Overall Competition Awards

Class Open 1st Nick Karnaros 2nd Joseph Ensabella 3rd Sally Anne Hains

997 GT3 Cup 997 GT3 Cup 997 Turbo

Club Champion

Class Cup 1st Rick Mensa 2nd Stan Bougadakis

997 GT3 Cup 997 GT3 Cup

Class M1 1st Bob Hawker Class M2 1st Ben Faggetter 2nd Michael Herrod Class A 1st Jamie Lovett 2nd Phil Treloar 3rd Andrew Goulsbra

Boxster S 996 997

Class B 1st Daniel Reynolds 2nd Bill Sevastas 3rd Brent Howard

911 Carrera 964 C2 968 CS

C Class 1st Simon Dunn 2nd Michael O’Brien equal 3rd Grant Stephenson equal 3rd Mark Chrzanowski

911 SC 911 SC 911 SC 911 SC

Class D 1st Rodney Gordon 2nd Garry Saber 3rd Garry Voges

944 S2 944 S2 944 S2

Class GT1 1st Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

Class GT2 1st Greg Bardsley

997 GT3

Class GT3 1st Peter Harrison 2nd Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3 996 GT3

996 GT3 993 993 RSR

Nick Karnaros Outright including Don Tryhorn Memorial Award Nick Karnaros

Club Awards

Club Person of the Year Simon Dunn

Participant of the Year Awards 1st Prize – Andrew Ingram (Yokohama Tyres from Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre) 2nd Prize – Peter Hemphill (Porsche Design Merchandise from Porsche Cars Australia) 3rd Prize – Carlo Fasolino (Wine from Nillumbik Cellars)

GT1,2 & 3 Class Winners Kees VanEk, Greg Bardsley and Peter Harrison

A Class Winners Phil Treloar, Jamie Lovett and Andrew Goulsbra

B Class Winners Bill Sevastas and Daniel Reynolds

C Class Winners Mark Chrzanowski, Michael O’Brien, Simon Dunn and Grant Stephenson

D Class 2nd place Garry Saber

Participant of the Year Andrew Ingram

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Story: Vickie Morris Photos: Felix Rieniets

Spring Run to Galli Estate Sunday 9th October 2016

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Like Webber in the final laps at Le Mans the 2016 Spring Run crept up on PCV all of a sudden. Unfortunately the weather didn’t get the memo. It would be Dietfried’s first outing in almost a month. He and I were very excited. Not a dinner party for my cousins nor Rocky III on the TV Saturday night would not stop me from getting to bed early for required sleep to be “match fit”. The dinner party did provide the fuel necessary for tomorrow’s event. It’s not a competition, just a Social Run. Game ON! Porsche Run Preparation Plan Stage 1: Check rendezvous point. Macca’s Wellington Rd momentarily confused me. That would be next week. Put clothes out so I don’t wake Grant. Set alarm. Sleep. Woke up before the alarm. Very eager. Time to execute Stage 2 of Plan. Remove Dietfried’s blanket. I had him bathed prior to my Japan Holiday. He was gleaming. Take him off trickle charger, quick wipe down. CDs chosen – Mozart would get a Guernsey so too Ritchie Hawtin and Gary Newman . I decided to cut a few players. Just didn’t make the grade. Left home ahead of schedule sans Grant. My body clock must have sensed the impending delays. I thought I‘d be a sure thing to arrive at Rockbank before 9am. I caught every red light from Chadstone to the Kings Way on ramp. Perhaps that was just to wake up Dietfried with a few extra gear changes. Plus a few spots of rain to take the shine off not only his exterior but the weather too. Finally on the “freeway” but not much freewheelin’! Speed limit restricted to 40km/hr on the Westgate. Gusty winds were already posing problems not just for automobiles but also the poor sods that were attempting the Around the Bay cycling event. I am all for green energy except when it comes to driving cars and getting on bikes in howling Northerlies along the bay coastline for charity. The cyclists were given a lot of space though – 2 lanes in fact. With 60% of the bridge open and travelling at 50% of the speed limit is it any wonder Dietfried and I were greeted by at least 6 beautiful siblings at the Rockbank BP – at 0850! Maybe the slight lapse in concentration resulting in my erroneous exit to the Rockbank 7 Eleven cost me a few grid positions. I took a few minutes to set Dietfried’s clock before heading into the meeting venue. Air kisses with Harriet on arrival. She would be navigating Ken in their 911 SC 1981 Silver Targa. Debrief of my Japan trip with Kane (he brought Doug and his Boxster S). Cruise holiday recommendations from Kon and Oltem (911 dastardly duo). I could spend all morning chatting with members but bigger activities were at hand. The group moved into the Trucker’s Lounge for the pre run meeting including the traditional new member scrutiny / introduction. Alan would be baptising his 2003 996 C4S Silver Cabriolet, Nick and Shantel christening his 1987 Diamond Blue 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet and Adrian and Mae-Lin initiating their Black ’97 Boxster. Are you seeing a pattern here? Alvaro, whose 2007 White 997 3.6 GT3 was in front of me in the parking grid, made a special mention to Ken Anson and Michael Bailey for their help with organising the run. He also highlighted potholes may feature on today’s event. Hmmmmm…… To your vehicles Ladies and Gents! Our 40 cars were quite spread over the BP car lot. As I dashed to my beloved I noticed Alex’s (with navigator Annie )1989 Black 944 S2 Cabrio, Carlo’s (with navigator Sarah) Meteor

Grey 2010 987 Cayman and the 997 White 2010 Carrera belonging to Craig and Sandra. Try as I might I still can’t seem to get a good getaway. Navigator-less and the choice to write the article would add another dimension to Dietfried’s and my day. As such I wanted to ensure I was in a pack so not too much brain power would be utilized for direction decisions. Not even at the first instruction and already my plan was unfolding. A veer left onto the C801 confused new unnamed member resulting in a cross highway lane manoeuvre many would tout as the fine line between crazy and genius. That said I decided my inner control freak would have to be asserted and I would be navigating myself to avoid rookie mistakes. Back on track 15km from the BP, a few warm up roundabouts and we finally hit some open roads. I had 2 new members in front of me and Alvaro behind me. Serious winds blew substantial debris on the roads and had brought a trailer to a standstill. A tiny bit of blue sky peeking through at Toolern Vale. Toolern Vale Hills Winery didn’t tempt any members into a pit stop and I decided to put Dietfried in 5th. A few ponies on the green hillside perhaps inspiring the Black Boxster’s horsepower - taking it to a Hyundai Getz that was slowing us on our first incline. A few more wineries’ temptations clouded my judgement as I looked at miles instead of kilometres on the run notes. Got way ahead of myself thinking I was already onto the second page of navigation. 29 km Chickens for sale at the emu farm. A 60 km zone proved dreary especially as it wasn’t completely clear why it was required. Finally off the first page the 60km zone comes to an end and we regroup in pretty Gisborne. Felix has the roof down of his 1994 Silver 993 3.6. Keen in this wind. Hairstyling Aid? 40km/ hr for road works around 35km and the wind was stirring up all matter of debris, again. We pass through New Gisborne not much different from old Gisborne . It started to get slightly glary. Sun highlighting autumn colours in fence hedges and provoking dog walkers. The low clouds enveloping the distant hills resembled foam on a Heston dessert. Seven Porsches at 38km would become six. At 39.4km an unsigned T turn left lost 1 coughing up third position. I consider leading the pack. Got to know my limitations – navigate/ note/ drive. Slow and steady wins the race. Not that it’s a race. Of course it’s a race! Felix has copious flora in his car. The price you pay as a professional mobile PCV photographer. Exhibiting exceptional driving prowess dodging cyclists and branches, snapping away in the name of art. Picturesque Woodend. Buffalo Sports stadium quiet now that footy season is finished. The country side looks exquisite with the sun on it. We are so lucky to live in Victoria. I almost need my sunglasses. 59km, stuck behind a horse float and passed by a fire truck perhaps getting supplies for morning tea. Passed Milking Yard Creek. No yards or golf course in sight. I tried to override my control freak switch and rely on the two cars in front for direction but my gut instinct takes over and I check that at 66.2km we turn right onto Tylden Springhill Rd. Holy Moly! Someone is walking a llama/alpaca in Tylden. Never a dull moment on a Porsche run.

Amateurs may have taken the Kyneton C318 turnoff. Lost Felix and the car in front of him leaving me in the unenviable position at head of the pack. Two cars behind me. Nice drive along Tylden Spring Hill Rd for a measly couple of kilometres. Then it went pear shaped. Potholes, debris, no lanes and narrow bridge. With only two followers on what seemed to be a road to nowhere I begin to doubt my navigation skills. I almost blew it at the Trentham turn off – pulled over – is it left? No, right? No, left! The disciples blindly followed. I decide to put the naysayers in my mind to the side and trust Alvaro’s instructions. After all, he did put cautions about the abovementioned on them. A sense of achievement overcame me as we approached Rothes Road. A road built for performance testing and a dive bombing Kookaburra. The clouds were racing through the sky. At 80km a random Neighbourhood Watch sign. I couldn’t recall being on these roads despite Alvaro saying otherwise. Not a Porsche in sight now. Lonely and separated from my pack momentarily before getting stuck behind a Ford Ute Ranger. Soon to be a collector’s item. Encroaching on Springbank, the day is glorious. Olive Oil Groves, mineral springs and now a Nissan Pulsar to replace the Ford. Onward and upward. The shadows on the roads of the clouds roaring overhead are exhilarating. The sunshine on the bonnet of the Porsche that has caught up behind me mimics an advertisement. Still very windy. Bang! Hit my first pothole –Dietfried has avoided about 7 thus far. I relish driving like this – with the sun coming through the trees, the hum of Dietfried. Mozart. Splendid, Divine. This car is amazing – these cars are amazing. Do yourself a favour and buy one – that ‘s right- you already have! Ratcha Al Foukar Olive Grove in my sights and four touring motorcyclists pass me as I avoid more potholes on approach to the Daylesford Cidery and Tavern. A herd of 10 or so very lazy sheep enroute to Daylesford. All lying in the paddock oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the Sunday Market in the town. Had the sheep been on the cider? Taking advantage of the lovely environment oncoming E type Jaguars pass. Quite a stunning vehicle even in Ivory. St Francis Xavier Church and cemetery looks very quaint. 11.10am and the day keeps improving . Sunlight glistening off little ponds, old motorbikers, Blampied Pub, cows, Tuki trout farm, wrought iron sculpture. So much to do in this area. Another pothole. More sheep, energised and on their feet perhaps avoiding the Spring Lamb cull? The yellow canola in the fields looked beautiful. We pass the Tangled Maze and Nursery – the irony. Creswick CFA was not as I remembered it. It seemed more contemporary. It was with amazement I arrived to see so many peopleagain. Vaughan and Vivien (1988 Black 911 Targa) jested I had stopped for a coffee. I retorted one of the Jags had stopped at a coffee van just outside Daylesford. The selfless team at the CFA greeted PCV members with generous platters of freshly filled sandwiches (which went like hotcakes), a plethora of decadent slices and biscuits and hot tea and coffee (which also went like hotcakes). Special mention by Sheryl (Meteor Grey 911 C4) went to the chocolate mini melting moments. After we arrived in totality, dissected the first part of the run and devoured the morning tea, our ISSUE 4, 2016

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president Andrew Bonwick commenced the informal formalities mentioning the upcoming AGMs agenda and Gala Dinner’s new format and venue. He presented CFA’s Allan with a cheque as appreciation and recognition for the organisation’s continuing effort and service. PCV have been supporting the CFA for over 20 years now. Allan ran some quick facts by us. Creswick CFA has been operating since the 1850s and currently has 482 volunteers in their group, 70 of which are based at Creswick. They’re community run and have 13 trucks.

adjoining spa and staff. Still, the paddocks were pleasantly green. Wait…! Dust storm at 79km dirt flying off the quarry to our left. Chett horrified by the “powder coating” his 2005 997 Carrera S got as he passed it. Followed by our first roadkill - one messy kangaroo…welcome to Melton! The sunshine tries it’s best to deter us from the hospitality. A few more cars on this road, probably trying to get out of Melton.

Carb loaded, hydrated and ready for stage 2, Porsche drivers including Martin in his Seal Grey 97 Boxster and navigators commenced the exodus following another pothole warning from Alvaro.

Dirty Werribee river. Did I mention it is so filthy out here??

No road kill to report thus far but one Volvo on approach. The blue sky continued to persist through the clouds. A nice little performance test at around 10 km into the second leg. Perhaps witnessed by quite a long necked bird flying above head. 13.4 km marked windmill going berserk attesting to the formidable wind. Catching up with a 5 car entourage including Chett’s Silver Carrera S and Alex’s 944 S2 Cabriolet at 20km allowed me to relax a little. Winter rain in the area had created more.. you guessed it… potholes. On approach to Gordon it is that windy that the farm ponds have waves . Lane markings appear on the road, the first time for a while. We crossed Mooroolbool river (read Creek) and passed the bus stop in the middle of desolation. Sheep, brown cows (chocolate milk?) and disgusting dust churning winds kept the drive eventful. Nice tight turns as per the run notes and more potholes. Clever of the organisers to do this to test our reflexes and improve our response times. One can get one’s ironing done while you buy your cheap eggs in Gordon. Other than that it was a little quiet in Gordon today. It’s pleasurable driving alone but we are creatures that like to belong to a pack and what better pack to belong to than the Porsche Pack! It is beautiful to see all the Porsches driving in line. The Carrera S sounds magnificent as it accelerates effortlessly. I had overtaken the Porsche in front of me hence Porsche in view front and back. More amazingly bright Canola half hour into the trip. We pass Yaloak Estate. I notice the white Porsche is flooring it. xvf399 993 Carrera Cabriolet. Spectacular car. The suns appears again. My car hits a ditch at 53.5km - hopefully not too much damage. Testament to the accurate run note cautions. Winding roads, downhill, off camber blind corners. Didn’t quite know what that meant when I read it but after driving it I got the gist – quickly. That challenge at 57 km got the heart rate up. The road continued to treat Dietfried with contempt. We were not amused. With the road narrowing, oncoming traffic and branches strewn across our path Glenmore was a welcome relief. Alex in his 944 had elegantly dodged much debris. The past 50 minutes had flown by. We exited Glenmore on a divided (civilised) road. Maybe we could rename it the depreciation run or the Spring Clearance run. Iron farm machinery. Climb into a crest turn. Recent roundabout installation at 71km. A spray of sand but other than that not much to take in. Flat as and desolate to our left, sparse hills to our right. Couldn‘t pay this city chick enough to live out here unless of course there is an 8 car garage on the property perhaps with an

Stuck behind another caravan. A small feat towing in these conditions.

# 2 Roadkill offset with Blossoms ~95km A magnificent temple exiting Werribee 702. Many of the faithful waited patiently at the bus stop servicing Sri Dupa and Murugan Temples despite the prevailing winds. Another big dip in the road and now foam pieces flying through the air. We arrived at Galli Estate. We being Dietfried and I. Again, greeted by numerous vehicles in a quite full car park. Alex and I met in the car park- he hates the wind as much as I and he doesn’t even have hair. We cursed wind, commented on the caravan and joked about the bus stop. Tony and June’s 2015 White 2.7 Cayman, parked right out front the monstrous building resembling an aircraft hangar. Leigh and Dianne’s 1996 Arena Red 993TT, Colin and Margot’s Black 1999 996 GT3. Obviously the Red car got there first. Even Tas and Marlene’s Black 2009 Astra Twin Top was present. The esteemed guests (Us) were seated at the rear of the hanger alongside the floor to ceiling windows. Excellent respite from the severe gusts outside but still able to enjoy the sun poking through the clouds and radiating our bodies through the glass. I started getting busy accumulating member tid bits for the story. My table provided substantial information. Astrid lost her number plate off her 2002 Blue 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Alvaro had damaged his newly repaired front apron on an aggressive yet concealed dip. He claimed he was temporarily blinded by the sun. 20 year members Roger and Deb concurred there was “lots of dirt”. Not enough to disguise their 2014 Aston Martin- apparently the 928 GTS was getting some love from Adrian Harken at Hartech in Mordialloc (hopefully indoors). To the fare on offer. On the tables, complimentary Lemon Squash for the non drinkers, 2014 “Camel Back” Sunbury Cabernet Sauvignon for the red drinkers and 2015 Late Harvest for the drinkers in between. Kerry, navigator for Allan in their 2012 Black Cayman 987, bypassed the Late Harvest instead opting for the tried and trusted 2014 “Pamela” Chardonnay. James Halliday rates it 95. Harriet gave the Cab Sav a 7/10 undermined by Shelby (Andrew’s navigator in the stunning Copper Brown 1977 911SC) who rated it a “Not Bad 6/10”. Tough audience.

Whilst waiting for my seafood, Jeanette (partner in drive with Neville in their 1988 White 3.2 911- by now probably brown) shared some tips on how to unblock my dishwasher cruise and the French Riviera. The raffle- we all love the raffle. Especially when we Win! New members were asked to pick Winners out of the box. 6 Winners in total. Winner Harriet took the 2013 Tempranillo GM. Winner Frank chose the 2016 Sav Blanc. WINNER VICKIE – yes that is correct readersYours truly won thanks to the deft touch of a new member. Chose shiraz obviously. Michael Dennis won the 2015 Pinot Grigio commenting that last run he won a Sparkling. Handing prizes out as Social Director for 5 years and winning nothing, he proved what goes around comes around. Michael and Kris (brought their Sonic Blue/Boom Toyota FT86 GTS) also rated the Sparkling Yellow on offer “a good 8/10”. Winner Vaughan would too be rewarded with a tipple for leading the pack. Winner Dan would be taking home his navigator Elizabeth as well as a nice drop in their 991 911 Coupe. Winner John took the 2015 Late Harvest. Maybe enough to appease Sheryl ; the couple remonstrated about the dip after the bridge, the mini red dust tornado and something about Frank and Gloria’s GTS throwing up dirt onto their bonnet. Not to stop there adding the first half was more interesting than the flat second half. Also on their table Jake and Danielle mentioned it was challenging controlling their blue 981 Cayman GTS in the gusts. Speaking of Frank and Gloria, the GTS suffered a very cracked windscreen from an airborne log but this news waned in comparison to the fact they got engaged….and bought a house….! I continued working the room for gossip. David and Judith agreed with the masses the hazardous rough roads were not conducive to a tranquil Sunday cruise in their Blue 2000 911 996. Graham and Jadranka were probably happy to be in the Macan rather than the 996 (wouldn’t start). Oh to have choices. Dessert would be served sans coffee due to the power outage. Tea accompanied alternate serves of Panna Cotta or Crepes with Berries. As we had a few no shows, members were able to sample both. Delicious. The sweet brought out the sweet in Peter (driver of 1986 red 944 turbo). He positively commented how green and fresh the countryside was and that the run wasn’t particularly bendy but more of a cruise. After an eventful day participants began to depart. David and Jennie in their once blue 97 993 3.6 Carrera S, Alf and Gay in the now very brown 2008 997 C4S and Jeff and Barbara in their not so shiny Silver 2014 991. One excellent A3 colour coded map and almost frightfully adventurous run, Alvaro has thrown down the gauntlet to all register Captains for future runs. ….”The fullness of life is in the hazards of life..” (Edith Hamilton) - and a PCV Run!!

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Story: Andrew Bonwick Photos: Ron Widdison

Broadford Sunday 23rd October 2016

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A Broadford track day is always an interesting day. In the past it has been coping with the operating restrictions, whether imposed by CAMS, AASA or the track. We have had to negotiate in the past with the permitting bodies to get 8 cars on track, which is now (apparently ok), and have had some very interesting restrictions on overtaking. All of which is before the drivers have even driven up onto the grid, which is where the really interesting part starts. Put Broadford on your bucket list. The brake and hard right at turn 1 takes you up a very steep slope so the cars tuck in and fly up the hill, with another hard right onto the back straight. The turn at the end of the back straight then has a quick chicane down the hill, on a narrow part of the track, for a quick breathless flowing run. Turn 9 is a long double apex, off camber at the exit. Note to self, tuck in very tight at the end to avoid being pushed way off line. Having navigated all that you enthusiastically tackle turn 12, strongly off camber so that if you apply power a little too early you will be doing the gardening, much to the joy of the observers. This year saw good weather which meant we got lots of track time. Nick Kanaros demolished the Open record, that had been fought over so strongly a year or so ago. Club members’ growing familiarity with the track meant that records also fell in M1 (Bob Hawker), M2 (Ben Faggetter), D (John Swan), C (Simon Dunn) and A (Jamie Lovett). To show how keen many of our members are, even for the last event in our competition session, quite a number of them went to Broadford in the week before our event to take part in a driver

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training session run by Evolve Driver Training. Almost all of those who did ended up improving their times or winning their class. Just shows that you are never too old to learn. The occasional spit of rain was a worry all through the day, but in the end the track was dry all day and everybody had a safe and fun day. This is a tricky little track and Melanie Treloar was looking for some help from boyfriend Jamie Lovett. They arranged a car swap late in the day so that Jamie could drive her car. Jamie’s experience really showed through and I suspect that Mel was quietly hoping that the timekeeper might not catch up with the driver change paperwork and she might get credited with his time. Unfortunately, for Mel, the timekeeper was right on the job and Jamie’s time was scrubbed. The day ran extremely smoothly with everybody getting 7 sessions on the track and a lot of folk going home looking pretty tired but very happy. In fact, our timekeeper told us at the end of the day that we had conducted 42 timed sessions which was a record for any club sprint event in Victoria. This just emphasises how good our marshals and officials are at their roles. Thank you to the marshals that turned up again to help us run a great day. See you all next year!


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Porsche Club of Victoria RESULTS Broadford Sprint Sunday, 23 October 2016

Car

Class Outright Class Result Position Position Points

Nick Karnaros

997 Cup Car

58.861

1

1

112

112

Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

61.431

2

2

91

91

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

64.218

3

9

70

70

Rex Broadbent

911 3.4 RS

64.958

4

11

66

66

David Mallinson

996 3.6 Turbo

75.591

5

40

17

17

997 GT3 Cup Car

61.447

1

3

91

91

996 GT3

62.631

1

4

104

82

Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

63.228

1

5

103

77

Michael Herrod

993 RSR

65.385

2

13

87

63

Ray Wood

911 3.2 Carrera

78.464

3

41

21

10

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

63.230

1

6

98

77

Jonathan Tu

991 GT3 RS

63.275

2

7

98

77

997 GT3

68.225

1

22

64

47

Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

65.186

1

12

88

64

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport

66.526

2

16

79

56

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

66.634

3

18

78

55

Jamie Lovett

Boxster S

64.049

1

8

113

72

Phil Treloar

996 3.6

64.689

2

10

108

67

Danny Loypur

981 Cayman S

65.957

3

15

98

59

Frank Deak

Cayman GTS

67.267

4

20

89

52

Andrew Goulsbra

997

67.467

5

21

87

51

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

68.607

6

23

80

45

Josef Smith

Cayman S

68.782

7

24

79

44

Andrew Smith

996

69.028

8

25

77

42

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

70.763

9

33

66

34

Daniel Reynolds

911 Carrera

66.572

1

17

97

56

Martin Higgs

968 CS

71.228

2

35

66

32

Colin Anderson

944 Turbo

72.558

3

36

58

Carlo Fasolino Driver

Cayman

Car

73.275 4 38 Result Position Position

Simon Dunn

911 SC 3.0

67.052

1

19

103

53

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

69.480

2

26

86

40

Michael O'Brien

911 SC 3.0

69.489

3

27

86

40

Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

69.886

4

29

83

38

Tim Rout

911

72.998

5

37

64

25

John Swan

944 S2 3.0

65.643

1

14

108

61

Melanie Treloar

Boxster

69.537

2

28

80

40

Garry Voges

944 S2

69.980

3

30

77

38

Rodney Gordon

944 S2

70.310

4

31

75

36

Richard Batchelor

944 S2

70.344

5

32

75

36

Garry Saber

944 S2

70.947

6

34

71

34

Harry Phillips

944

74.644

7

39

50

20

Simon McLean

997 Carrera S

68.574

Joseph Haddad

VW Golf GTI

69.080

Robert Pepper

Toyota 86

71.362

Ken Eve

911 Carrera Cab

78.740

Juliette Remfrey

Toyota 86

79.699

Driver

Outright Points

Class: OPEN

Class: CUP Stan Bougadakis Class: M1 Bob HAWKER Class: M2

Class: GT1

Class: GT2 Greg Bardsley Class: GT3

Class: A

Class: B

Class

Outright Class 54 Points

Class: C

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Class: D

Class: OTHER

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Story: Aggie Ryan Photos: Felix Rieniets

Last Run to Sandhurst Club Sunday 20th November 2016

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The final Porsche Club run for the year, and possibly the second for our Frida (Car-loh) – formerly known as (purple) Haze - after a notable absence of some months, as she had been receiving some overdue treatment and pampering, and getting restored from her drop down top, to her curvaceous bottom. Side note, I am talking about a 1987, air-cooled 911 convertible with a throaty exhaust that hums under the reconditioned 3.2 litre G50 motor, and reconditioned gear box with new 16” treads to stay glued to the road, especially the twisty ones that make the owner/ driver’s shoulder muscles work overtime. Or rudimentary power steering, as we’d like to call it.

traffic and other classic and vintage cars, heading to their show ‘n’ shine destinations.

Anyway, Frida, back to her original self and looking pretty schmick with her diamond blue spray tan, finally emerged from our garage, on a glorious Sunday spring morning, that being the 20th day of the eleventh calendar month. We cajoled the new, old gal into believing that she would be welcomed back into the fray of exotic German motor vehicles with the love and respect that all Porsches so rightly are attuned to receiving.

Our focus was on the beetle, Carrera and GT3 ahead of us who wound their way around the bends and roundabouts with staid gusto, perhaps hoping to test their capabilities just a tiny bit. Not sure what the unrushed hamlets of Yarra Glen, Woori Yallock, and Warburton thought of the passing not-so-quiet procession of Porsches. And also, the parade of Ferraris and Lambo’s heading in the opposite direction.

Driving into the Mcdonald’s carpark at Ringwood, (oops wrong spot, despite the small number of glamorous Porsches parked in a row already), we drove out and across the road to the designated meeting place, as clearly stated on the events note, as per our email. Our navigation was already off to a good start. El Presidente was not able to join us for the day’s Club run to the Sandhurst Club, due to the equivalent of an APEC summit interstate, with other Porsche Club Presidents. Our friendly Social Director, Deputy Social Director, Committee and Sub-Committee members were there to welcome a handful of new members, as well as many recognisable faces in the crowd of about 86 people, some of whom rolled up with their tops off or down. The sun was shining, and our pale winter torsos were in need of some vitamin D, and as the day progressed, some of us were indeed tanning, a lot, from above the waist line. I think I heard someone exclaim, “Air-conditioning … who needs it?” A briefing by Ken Anson about the journey ahead, and a quick intro of the new members who always seem a bit timid about introducing themselves, until they are queried about the type of Porsche that they drive. Eyes light up when they introduce their car, and it is then that you know another devotee has joined this varied and passionate group of Porsche enthusiasts. Engines started, map sheets sorted, and mileage reset to zero, the procession of 46 prized vehicles, including a Beetle and an Astra, soon exited the shopping centre carpark, which at that stage had slowly amassed a small, and no doubt envious group of Porsche loving onlookers. With Yellingbo Country Fire Brigade as our intended morning tea target, 61 km’s away, and the thought of scones, jam and cream awaiting our arrival, we all snaked along the Maroondah Highway towards the Yarra Valley like a young child’s highly prized possession of colourful Hot Wheels, sitting on a slot car track, some edging their way ahead and some stuck in traffic behind. The panoramic views of the lush Yarra Valley terrain zipped by as we criss-crossed along the back roads with the usual weekend 48

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The sun was not menacing at this point of our drive, and in fact welcoming as we hit groves of tree-lined roads, shadowing us with their overhanging branches, and passing by paddocks of sheep and cattle, grazing contentedly along our run to Yellingbo. The scent of freshly cut grass lingered in the morning air, as well as the occasional overpowering tang of an unfortunate and recently deceased, decaying creature. Driving topless has its drawbacks obviously. Luckily we weren’t driving during the height of summer.

Nearing our mid-morning destination, we were a bit puzzled about the commotion ahead on the road and the flashing lights, until we realised that Yellingbo CFB were welcoming us, in style – stopping traffic even – to usher us in to specially reserved parking areas. The Yellingbo Fire Brigade trucks were gleaming in the sunshine, parked outside the large station doors, with gorgeous rose bushes in full bloom, at the front reception area. The tables inside were laden with those scones, jam and cream that I had mentioned earlier, as well as sandwiches, and other delectable delights, prepared by the wonderful volunteers there. After satisfying our taste buds, we converged inside the large, fairly new brigade building, where the two large tanker trucks and the Brigade Support Vehicle were usually parked. Captain Paul Spinks and 1st Lieutenant Brett Kerford and team welcomed us and proceeded to highlight the vehicles, and their capabilities, especially the Support Vehicle that provides rehab duties and relief for firefighters on the fireground. This light support vehicle can set up immediately with provisions such as collapsible chairs with water pouches used to resuscitate exhausted firefighters just by cooling their core body temperatures down when they sit and rest their arms in the water pouches. This support vehicle has been used in areas around the state, such as the Wye River area along the Great Ocean Road when the devastating fires hit on Christmas Day in 2015. More of these vehicles have been commissioned to provide valuable assistance to firefighters in fire proned areas across the state, and even across to other states. The Yellingbo RFB is situated to protect the surrounding Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve which was established in 1965 and has some of the states threatened species, of which 11 are fauna such as the Helmeted Honeyeater, Leadbetter’s Possum, the Powerful Owl, Black Wallaby, Platypus and the Short-beaked Echidna among 230 native vertebrate species found there, and 285 native flora species of which 55 are regionally significant such as the Sedge-rich Eucalyptus camphora Swamp Community. After presenting a cheque to the Brigade, we said our farewells and left enriched

and a lot more aware of the importance of this area, and the Yellingbo RFB, and I think, Fire Brigades across the state who provide so much for so little. And off we went, odometer’s reset to zero, to our next destination, at The Sandhurst Club, situated 35 kilometres south of Melbourne. The 91.9 km’s to the club had us pass through lovely little hamlets again still in the Yarra Valley ranges, like Cockatoo and skirt around the south east of Cardinia Reserve along the Beaconsfield Emerald Rd. It was at this point, that the huge orange ball of flames in the sky became a tad bothersome with the roof down, as well as traffic becoming a bit too suburban. In other words, stop, start, go slow, and repeat. Relief from the hot bitumen and petrol fumes came when a mirage appeared as we neared the end. Actually, it was The Sandhurst Club surrounded by gorgeous rolling swales of green hills with deep, sandy bunkers and tanned, Nike and Mizuno branded club members, scooting around on their golf carts, measuring distances to the next drinks cart, and taking aim with their Taylor Made 5 iron, at a dimpled white Titleist ball with their insignia on it, hoping to reach the pin distance of 170 metres, and make it back to the club house by happy hour, allegedly. The heat may have affected my train of thought, at this stage. The Clubhouse, understated bold, modern, glassy and classy, was cool and inviting. The bar inside the venue was undoubtedly very popular gauging by the queue. The white clothed large round tables were filling quickly, and conversation was animated amongst new and old acquaintances, glasses were clinking, bread baskets were emptying, and wait staff hurried around tallying food orders. After our 2 course lunch, we had time to sit and relax and take in the views of the golf club through the large glass windows, and reflect on the day’s drive, and talk about cars, of course. MC’s, Ken and Alex decided to start the finale to the last club run for the year, before people started to get too comfortable on the club bench seats and settle in for an afternoon nanna nap, and have thoughts about bombarding the Sandhurst Club’s Sales Office on the way out, for a canal property on the estate. I just want to say that if someone did, I actually like golf. Just saying. New members drew out the winning tickets for a bottle of vino, and it was concluded that the day was a success, and everyone left with the promise of catching up at the next run for 2017. Many congratulations to Ken and to Alex for organising the run, and to Felix for the terrific on point photos, that are on the PCV web site. And many thanks to Carly and Lisa and everyone else for all your efforts in getting everyone organised. Oh and we all left with our tops on, for the trip home.


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Story: Lindy Kew Photos: Tristan DeCarro

RSR Porsches & Coffee by the Bay On Sunday the 6th November the second RSR Garage Porsches by the Bay event was held at the Brighton Sea Baths carpark. A great turnout of nearly 100 Porsches including a GT3RS, Cayman GT4s and a great cross section of all models including 968s, 944s and all the 911s hailing from the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through to brand new 2016 cars.

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The next event will be in February 2017 currently scouting venues in the Bayside area.

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It was a gloomy drive out to Sandown. The prospect of 90% chance of rain ALL day and the grey sky’s left only room for optimism! So dressed in shorts and t-shirt I set off. Albeit with jacket, jumper and three layer racing suit in the waiting. Determined to make a good day of it, as a true Melbournian, I had just as many tyre sets as layers of clothes. Wets, softs and mediums! The day started in a very friendly relaxed manner with everyone in surprisingly good spirits despite the weather and the extra shadow of the CAMS cloud. CAMS have recently significantly increased their requirements on clubs who run any passenger sessions. PCV has had to work very closely with CAMS over the past few months to allow us to run this event. Due to our ability to demonstrate that we do exercise well defined controls in running our events we were eventually given a permit to run an event in a very similar way to previous years with a little refinement of some controls and checks. As most sensible potential passengers were still at home indoors as the sessions started many entrants took advantage of the chance to sit next to “the opposition”..... As the day brightened up the passengers rolled in thick and fast with over 270 people signing up for rides by the day’s end. Despite many of the usual suspects missing they were replaced by some new and interesting cars including George Kenyeres’ Panamera, Sven Burchartz’s orange IROC replica and the bright green Lamborghini of Chris Moutidis, all adding size and colour to the day. Interestingly we ended up with 61 entrants in total, only 2 shy of last year. It was also good to see Simon Baxter back. Although it was a pity he was driving a BMW M3 and slowing all the Porsches up. And our new PCV Champion, Nick Karnaros and fellow Cup Car racer Stan Bougadakis turned up to “simply enjoy the day!” I almost didn’t recognise Nick as it’s the first time I’ve seen him without a race suit on and a steering wheel in his hand. Early on some cars were observed, in what MUST have been an audit on the length of the grass in certain “run off” areas....a few blades were

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reported as being too long, possibly causing an unwanted polishing effect on the underside of vehicles.....so they said. Upon investigation there turns out to be ABSOLUTELY NO truth in the rumour that our new President got a warning for a lockup at turn 1, although one could be forgiven for questioning this, as last year at turn 1 he was sighted disappearing in a cloud of dust and kitty litter. When all the (brake) dust had settled, in typical form the Treloars, Phil and Melanie, between them managed to complete the most number of passenger laps....outstanding effort! Once the driving sessions finally stopped it was time for the bravest of all the entrants, the bike riders, to take to the track....something about an ex-president not being able to let go and salting the bike race with his son...well done Matt Bonwick, the cycle race winner. With only a few very minor indiscretions and the rain staying away for the better part of day, all in all it turned out to be a very successful day to finish the year! The Club is now more confident that we will be able to run this great day for many years to come! On behalf of the competition fraternity I would like to thank the tireless efforts of all the Marshals and support people for another fun year of motorsport and especially the many volunteers that make up the various committees that keep our great Club running! Driving away, as I have in the past, after being faced with the reality of the modern Porsche, I came to the not so surprising or unusual conclusion that I needed more power!!!!! Hmmm...2017...???


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Run to Glen Erin Winery Story: Nigel Watson Photos: Ken Anson Sunday 16th October

Geoff Mould who has done an excellent job as Register Captain for the Boxster and Modern 911 registers for over 10 years stepped down earlier this year. Kon Gogos, with some encouragement from the Club Register Captain Ken Anson, kindly volunteered to take on the role. Kon started in an impressive style with a cheerful and friendly briefing at Maccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Melton Highway. Following the briefing, fourteen cars set off on the route chosen by Kon through rolling green countryside and open roads leading to Gisborne and then, a tight section over Mount Macedon and into Macedon township for morning tea at Olive Jones. Richard Ward was enjoying his 964 club racer which he had reverted back to a road car with a respray and new non slick tyres. John Gedye was complaining about his family not giving him a say in which car he could drive. We were left wondering who else would complain if they had to drive a new Cayman GTS. David Steel shattered the peace and quiet outside while we were enjoying a chat over morning tea when his alarm started blowing loudly. We wondered if the alarm was set off from the weight of a bird landing on his Car Bra to eat 58

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the numerous crushed and splattered insects picked up on the drive. After being revived and refreshed, we reset the trip meters and set off on a route to the east of Macedon. The route was almost a figure eight passing through Romsey, Lancefield and Kilmore East which Kon designed to take advantage of the opportunity to drive our cars on a mixture of twisty and open roads. Fortunately, lunch was scheduled late as the police stopped and breathalysed many of our group presumably thinking we had enjoyed an early lunch. The strongest reading the police could get with their equipment was from a few black coffees. At least we knew where not to go on the return journey later in the day so we were all able to relax and enjoy our lunch at Glen Erin Winery. At Glen Erin, Norman and Lisa Smith were followed out of their 997 by two boys who had apparently slept all the way - now we know that 4S stands for four seats. James Hyndman was a tentative starter for the day. He was worried about using his recently acquired 977 Turbo in the wet. Fortunately, the weather held off and James was thrilled he was able to drive his new pride and joy. James

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Combined Run to Forrest Story: James Borg & Greg Humphries Photos: Margaret Russell-Borg Sunday 16th October 2016

James (ie 0.5) although contrary to the photo, he actually did have a seat in the back of the car and was NOT stashed in the trunk!

A crammed calendar of events for the 16th of October saw the GT3 and Turbo registers join forces (the crème de la crème you might say) for an early-morning run to Forrest, up near Colac. As it panned-out, members were spoilt for choice as there were three runs to choose from on the day ie Two day-long events and ours, the ever popular Early-Morning Run. Now at first glance – ‘early morning’ & ‘Sunday’ may not seem quite a match made in heaven, but when you roll into the mix: a range of Porsches and top that with light (if any) traffic, you get an exciting spectacle and a great group of people coming together. The club has members scattered all over the state, so to spread out destinations, this time we were going West! We were heading for Forrest. Now the Turbo Register at least, have been North (May, Woodend), and East (August, Flinders Hotel) so this run was a nod to our members whom live in the Geelong region….and everyone else could have a whinge about the early start required to make it on time. The 16th October saw 19.5 members and 11 cars turn-up for the early-morning start at Geelong. Scott & Annette brought along young 60

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It was a great turn-out for the marque, with 3 Turbos (including John & Eva’s stunning 930), a couple of GT3s and a range of Carreras and Caymans to round it out. With everyone introduced, the briefing out of the way, and no new members as such, just a couple of newish ones (Dennis & Helena) we were off. We hit the open road and spaced out comfortably. The initial section of the drive had us on some great opencountry roads which got the engines humming nicely. We then progressed onto the windy section of the drive, taking us through Kawarren and Gellibrand. The roads were dry and clear of traffic so we could all enjoy the pleasures of country serenity and the whoosh through the bends…..although Eva did mention later that there might have been a touch too much ‘whooshing’ round the bends for her liking. Beech Forrest really closed in on us. The narrow road-width and ever-tightening bends kept us on our toes, we had to cool our heels and enjoy the view for this 15km stretch or risk getting dizzy! We were soon out on the open roads and made quick work of it to arrive at the Forrest Brewery for 9.30am. Sharon, our host at Forrest Brewery, designated half the car-park to our members, so the place looked an absolute picture once we were parked. We were treated to a wonderful hot-breakfast and excellent coffee. The room buzzed with conversation and laughter so we’re confident all had a great time.

Congratulations to John Orchard (Turbo register, yippee!) who won the raffle-draw and as a result had 12 bottles of Forrest’s finest craft beer accompany him home. On behalf of the GT3/RS/RSR Register, I would like to thank Margaret and James for inviting us to join this run and expertly leading the event organisation and execution. The destination was of benefit to our Register as well, as the GT3 folk had not been to ‘the West’ for a run in quite some time. It was great to see the ‘other side’ of the Bay and the early morning run format and venue feedback was most positively received. The pleasure of driving the clear roads will be remembered long after that wake-up alarm has been forgotten!


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Run to The Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac Story & Photos: Angelo & Tony Monteleone Sunday 6th November 2016

When organizing a register run, it’s always important to remember, firstly that flexibility is key, secondly, people want to be entertained and lastly that you never know what can happen before during or after the event. Our end of year run was to the lovely small township of Beeac near Colac, better known for its windmills for pumping water than anything else. That all changed when a Mr Ean McDowell decided to buy the local pub and stables at the rear for his own private car museum. More on Ean later. The start location at LORBEK Motors was in true “Cars and Coffee” theme with David and Jenny Lorbek there to greet us with an open showroom and a very classy Porsche Martini livery Gruppo coffee machine in the front breakout area. Of course, the Lorbek luxury cars showroom is always impressive and we wasted no time in admiring all the fabulous machinery on display, including a low and sleek black Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 which, as Carlo (AKA – What’s In Your Garage 964 collector) discovered is only made for short people. Of course, our friend Danielle liked the yellow Lamborghini Murcielago better.

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David Lorbek was the consummate host, and I thank him dearly for his hospitality and enthusiasm for all things classic cars. With 45 participants, David was soon overwhelmed with coffee orders. Never say that the Torque Tube boys don’t work hard to provide good service – when we needed a barista, our very own cocaptain Ivan Romanic leaps over the counter and starts making coffees from the Porsche Martini livery coffee machine in the Lorbek café. With all the members looked after it, was down to briefing business and describe the day’s events starting with the run notes that take us to the Summer Sensation cafe and strawberry farm for morning tea, and then onto Beeac. The briefing included describing the interesting entertainment scheduled into the day’s event with a ‘behind the barn door’ peek at some special cars from Ean McDowell’s collection – Now you start to think “wow this is going to be a great run”. Then the unexpected happens – David Lorbek asked if he and his wife Jenny could join the run – The answer was “of course David” – The Torque Tube boys are always ready for anything, even to accept the challenge of including David’s Ferrari

F430 Spider in the mix of the German works team. With the Captains briefing over, and a wash of the many coffee cups, the 24+ cars including 4x red 944s, 3x 928s, 3 x spanking GTS Caymans and 2x Boxster, 911s, 964s and a F430 Ferrari Spider (thanks David and Jenny Lorbek for joining us ) roared onto the Westgate bridge. After a few standard freeways and highways, we finally arrive at the Summer Sensation café and berry garden just outside Teesdale. The homesteads owner was extremely kind and allowed us to park all the cars into the rose garden in front of the café. It was a very tight squeeze managing 24 cars into a tight round


area, but the setting was magnificent and we promised not to run over or break any roses. A coffee and strawberry punnet or two later and we’re off again. Luckily for us we “happen” to find a nice stretch of road that gave everyone who dared a chance to look at the lovely countryside passing by. That was, unless you were white knuckled, and with as much focus as Mark Webber at Le mans 24 hour, trying to catch and beat that Ferrari F430 Spider, which, a few of the team did with gusto, with a smile on their face as they overtook the gleaming F430 Ferrari Spider. I suspect that David was on his best behaviour and was happy to let us savour the moment of passing a Ferrari in our German machinery. The story of the Farmers Arms hotel is an interesting one indeed. Mr Ean McDowell came to Beeac looking for a cheap warehouse to store and work on his many cars. After viewing the storage shed, he retired into the Beeac hotel/ pub for a meal and a beer and met the owner. A few more beers later, he walked out buying the storage shed and the hotel in one swoop. He quickly involved his family and set about creating a beautiful museum at the rear with the intention of using it as his showpiece for the hotel. Ean took us for a tour of the rear Museum and described his many restored cars from his 1937 Riley that was his 1st purchase at age 17, to his Bugatti type 34 replica, and an ASA 1000GT (Autocostruzioni Società per Azioni) that was developed by Ferrari and featured a 1,032 cc four-cylinder engine designed by Ferrari Engineers but never carried the Ferrari badge. Ean took the opportunity to fire up the ASA and the sound that it made was amazingly the same as a V8 Ferrari from the same era.

He enthralled us with his many stories of how he came to own such amazing cars, including his 3 day flying trip to France upon hearing about this special Ferrari ASA from “The French Postman”. After flying 22 hours, he arrived into Paris and was collected and driven around to look at cars by these 2 guys who barely spoke English and Ean didn’t speak French – but somehow they managed to find an amazing car, make a deal and ship the car back to Australia – Absolutely crazy stuff! There was also his 1959 Stanguellini singleseater race car in which he competed in a few track and hill climb events before retiring from Motorsport. His daily drive is a 911 3.2 Carrera which he told us has just clocked over 320,000km without a single thing wrong. That’s impressive. Lunch at the Beeac hotel was amazing for a country pub, and definitely worth a trip again to enjoy its great service, hospitality and good selection of food. I was amazed as the 45 minute turnaround for 42 meals which we ordered a-la-cart when we walked in. As is usual with a country pub, a good selection of beers was available. Angelo and Ivan delivered a great speech and welcomed some 1st timers to a Torque Tube run.

have an original $10 million dollar GT40 sitting in a shed in Beeac”. Fair point I say!). The Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera and a bright silver Ferrari 550 Modena as well as other notable cars in various states of repairs. Ean even started the GT40 with a roar that needed to be heard to be believed. Ean gave us a few more stories about the cars and how he came to buy the Ferrari 550 Modena from “The Mechanic” after the owner couldn’t pay the repair bill – guess that happens sometimes. Time for the drive home and since it was a long day, a few of the Torque tube boys stopped into the Geelong road stop for a coffee and quick photo op before heading off again. It was a real pleasure organizing the day out and from the accolades received, I think everyone had a fantastic day. Myself and Co-Captain, Ivan Romanic would like to personally thank all the attendees for making our last run in 2016 a very memorable one for the Torque Tube register. See you all again in 2017.

After lunch, Ean brought us around the corner to his ‘Works in Progress” other shed in which he promised some extra surprises – well that was an understatement! After pulling open the barn shed doors we see no more than a bright yellow Ford GT40 (a replica, which David Lorbek pointed out to me – and when I asked how he knows it’s a replica – his response was “because you wouldn’t

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Run to Merindoc Winery, Tooborac Story: Andrew Bonwick & Photos: Stephanie Wylaars & Michelle Scholz Sunday 25th September 2016

from suburban to the green fringe winding road then the ridges at Kinglake and the glades and vales around Flowerdale made for terrific passing scenery. The traffic was generally light, and the driving was unfussed and enjoyable. Morning tea was at Marmalades at the north end of the main highway in Yea, a very nice venue that had set room aside for us. Good coffee, small tables of members discussing the merits of different models. Yay, we are going to Toobey. The 993 register (you guessed it) did a very interesting run through Yea and finished at Tooborac on 25 September. This was Roger Vella’s first run as Register Captain. At the briefing he introduced our new members Thomas Som and Jessica Chea and gave a quick summary of the route and the day. It was good to see a mix of members including Ray and Sandra back again and Tony Stephenson in that glorious black and tan 993 Turbo. We started from Ringwood, and wound up through Warrandyte and Kangaroo Ground to Yarra Glen. We then went via Kinglake and Hazeldene via Flowerdale to Yea. The transition 64

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After morning tea we wound up the Goulburn River, then across a narrow but nice road from Trawool-Tallarook-Pyalong before the sweeping curves off the escarpment down to Lancefield and up to the final destination just below Tooborac (Toobey to the locals.) The column of cars was representative of the marque, with a good sprinkling of 993s including turbos, an RS and a couple of Carrera S’s to spice things up. There were also two Caymans (a GTS and a GT4) and a sprightly Macan Turbo. An attentive Jon & Michelle Scholz paused their drive to rescue a turtle they saw, shelled up in the middle of the road as all Porsches before them roared by. Fingers crossed this turtle is enjoying its new home by the dam!

Lunch was at the Merindoc Vineyard on an outdoor veranda. The scenery was very attractive surrounded by low green hills and the vineyard with the cars off to the right (!) and the meal was a series of tasting plates and pizza with a light dessert and coffee. I have to say it was a pleasant blur. The conversation was lively for the whole afternoon. What could be better than sharing a warm sunny spring day with likeminded friends? If that was Roger’s first run, I for one will be pleased to sign up for future runs with the 993 register!


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Spring Run to Djinta Djinta Winery Story: Ken Marriott Photos: Ken Anson, Wayne & Lindsay St Baker Sunday 2nd October 2016

Well! Lindsay certainly saved the best till last! Sunday 2nd October was not only the Spring run for the Boxster/Cayman register, it was also the last under the leadership of Lindsay St Baker, ably assisted by husband and driver, Wayne. In chatting with Lindsay, we found that she has filled the role for nearly 8 years in which time she has planned and managed over 20 runs. Wayne says, “I just do the driving and tell her how it feels. She does all the planning”. Lindsay doesn’t drive on the runs but clearly, clearly, she has a flair for finding such enjoyable runs and this one, as Wayne commented, is “away from the crowds on the roads to the north and west of the city”. This highlights the beauty of the Porsche: a fast run to get away from the City and then a stunning piece of countryside to enjoy the cars. Though moving into retirement has meant I haven’t had the time (!!) for as many PCV events as usual this year, I can say without doubt that this was the run that I have most enjoyed in the past 5 years! Clearly, people know what Lindsay can put on: not only was the day booked out, but close to a quarter of the cars were other models and they certainly added to the flavour of the experience: a Macan, a late 70s 930 turbo, a 944 Turbo, a 968, a gaggle of late 911s and even, an Astra twin top! And on the Boxster/ Cayman side of the ledger, early thru to late 986s, 987s, 981s 66

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and a bunch of Cayman GTSs and GT4 and Boxster GTS. Great company! We started from Maccas in Cranbourne and by 9.30am were all pretty well on the road. To avoid the growing “problem” of big numbers on Club runs, Wayne staggered the departures so the 30 odd cars wouldn’t end up in a slow old conga line traipsing around the country. This was a good move as it let the “leadfoots” head away under full steam while the “relaxers” took their time and enjoyed the countryside. Significantly though, I suspect that it also led to a few of the group becoming traditional “Sunday drivers”, happily chatting away as they drove. A few turns were

thus inadvertently passed but fortunately, amends were soon made and neither morning tea nor lunch was missed. The route from Cranbourne plotted out by Lindsay took us south toward Phillip Island but we had soon departed the Highway for Lang Lang and Nyora before we began to worm our way up the hills toward Poowong. Thence we moved on through rich, rolling dairy country and narrow, winding roads via Ranceby, Strzelecki and Tetoora Road into the south of Warragul and then westward to Luciano’s café in Drouin for morning tea.


From Drouin, we headed south again, through more rich, rolling be-cattled countryside with stunning views into deep valleys, more tight winding roads, and distant glimpses across to Wilsons Prom and Bass Strait. Back into Poowong, we headed further south, crossing the South Gippsland Highway at Bena and travelling on to Glen Alvie, Kongwak and then, in a big arc to the east then north via the KorumburraWonthaggi Road, into Korumburra. Finally, 8 km. on the road to Leongatha we reached our lunch destination, Djinta Djinta Winery. Just under 200 km. of tight, winding roads. Fantastic! At Djinta Djinta proceedings started with a tasting of the house wines. While I’m always a little wary of wines from cool, wet climes, most of these were pleasantly surprising, the Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec and the Pinot Noir being stand-outs. My only disappointments were that I missed out on one of the six bottles won on names drawn from a hat and I then forgot to buy a stock before we left. The mixed grill or fish on offer as main courses were of a high standard and these were only matched by the deserts. The atmosphere and setting were excellent. So good was the company –a mix of older, younger, new and long term Club members— that the crowd didn’t really thin until 4pm. Lindsay received a richly-deserved round of applause for her years of work and Kane Wilson, stepping in as the new Register Captain, realised what a task he has ahead. Here was a case of not so much having some big shoes to fill, but rather, some far smaller but very skilled ones. Thank you Lindsay for many wonderful trips and for going out on a real high!

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Run to Cape Paterson Story: Peter Stepowski Sunday 16th October 2016

With the previous weekend and day before our run registering winds above 100km/hr, there was some trepidation that our planned drive may get washed out due to forecast showers. Luckily the strong winds reduced and rain delayed until later in the day making it perfect conditions for air cooled driving. Although my co-pilot and I have only been on a handful of runs with the Mid 911 Register since joining in 2014, we appreciated the luxury of starting the day in Mulgrave instead of the other side of town, providing a little extra sleep and a more acceptable hour for the flat six to awaken the neighbourhood. With the best intentions in mind, we still ended up arriving with just enough time to grab a coffee prior to being briefed by our Register co-Captain. With a fleet of cars all washed, fuelled and ready for our run from “The Hills to the Coast”, we headed out towards The Dandenong’s via Wellington Road, taking a nice deviation to circle the back of Cardinia Reservoir. The road condition was surprisingly good given how windy it had been the day before. We expected to be having to avoid branches and bark throughout the forest area however that wasn’t to be the case. There was evidence of many trees having been removed after falling down during the previous week’s weather, so thankfully no defensive driving was needed throughout the day. The next section of road prior to Mount Burnett was exceptional for experiencing the feel of our little 3.2 and also taking in the great views across the valley below through to the bay. We twisted our way back down to sea level to join with the Princes Highway near Pakenham, a quick dog leg across the highway to Nar Nar Goon, then a 17km straight stretch run that followed the 68

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railway line through to Longwarry and then onto Drouin. Morning tea consisted of a strong coffee and scones at Luciano’s Café, Main Street Drouin. The Café seating was obviously modelled on Porsche cockpit design, nice and tight which created a cosy atmosphere. The break provided for a good chance to charge the batteries prior to the second stage of our run through to Cape Paterson. After leaving Drouin, we noticed we were in the uncomfortable position of leading our group into stage two. As the pressure of identifying road signs and turning at the right locations heightened, we were grateful to see our coCaptain courteously making a manoeuvre to take the lead and subsequent responsibility. The stress levels returned to normal, allowing us to enjoy the roads and scenery as we twisted our way back down to the South Gippsland Highway,

through Kongwak, Wonthaggi Town Centre, then onto our lunch destination at the Cape Tavern, Cape Paterson. Upon arrival, the curb between the waves and the Tavern showed off a nice line-up of the Porsche marque, and a great photo opportunity. An enjoyable lunch was had by all, full credit goes to Graeme for organising a fantastic run through great roads with a nice bunch of people. The mandatory wine raffle at lunch produced a smile for those lucky winners with Tas, Leigh and Allison walking away with a fine bottle of the local produce. Those predicted showers were definitely on their way, but luckily we made it back to Melbourne in time for a quick wash to remove the bugs and all tucked away just as the heavens opened. Looking forward to warmer weather ahead and more opportunities to get out there and drive.


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1984 Ann Tyson 1985 Ann Tyson 1986 Ann Tyson 1987 Ann Tyson 1988 Ann Tyson 1989 Brenda Moore Club Champions 1990 Jill Willis 1991 Suzy Versluys 1976 Bruce Harris Presidents 1992 Ava Balodis 1977 Bruce Harris 1993 Ava Balodis 1978 Kevin Jarman 1975 Michael Stillwell 1994 Delyce England 1979 Bruce Harris 1976 Michael Stillwell 1995 Aranka Figge 1980 Bruce Harris 1977 Roger James 1996 Aranka Figge 1981 Graham Stockley 1978 Ken Foo Aranka Figge Stephen White 1997 1979 Kerry Reynolds 1998 Aranka Young 1982 Graham Stockley 1980 John Benson 1999 April Houghton 1983 Bruce Harris 1981 John Benson 2000 April Houghton 1984 Ric Hallgren 1982 Graeme Redman 1985 Peter White 2001 Jill Willis 1983 Graeme Redman 1986 Dennis O'Keefe 2002 Aranka Young 1984 John King 1987 Ed Aitken 2003 Aranka Young 1985 John King 1988 Ken Price 2004 Aranka Young 1986 John King 1989 Rex Broadbent 2005 Aranka Young 1987 John King 1990 Danny Loypur 2006 Aranka Young 1988 Michael Browning 1991 Bruce Harris 2007 Aranka Young 1989 Graham Stockley 1992 Ojars Balodis 2015 Melanie Treloar 1990 Graham Stockley 1993 Ed Aitken 2016 Melanie Treloar 1991 Graham Stockley 1994 Richard Eldridge 1992 Graham Stockley Matthew Harris 1993 John King 1995 Club Member of the Year 1996 Paul Stuart 1994 Adrian Evans 1997 Bruce Young 1995 Adrian Evans 1980 Ian Nadenbousch 1998 Michael Herrod 1996 Cris Camamile 1981 Max Errington 1999 Sven Burchartz 1997 Cris Camamile 1982 Graeme Andrews 2000 Theo Mihelakos 1998 Paul Stuart 1983 Dianna Foo 2001 Theo Mihelakos 1999 Paul Stuart 1984 Daryl Louey 2002 Theo Mihelakos & Ian Jenkins 2000 Greg Cook 1985 Barbara Clearihan 2003 Sven Burchartz & Mark Chrzanowski 2001 Greg Cook 1986 Graham Stockley 2004 Matthew Stoupas 2002 Noela Semmens 1987 (No award) 2005 Mark Chrzanowski 2003 Ian Knight 1988 (No award) 2006 Simon Baxter & Mark Chrzanowski 2004 Ian Knight 1989 Egidia Woodhouse 2007 Mark Chrzanowski & Matthew Stoupas 2005 Michael Chapman 1990 Paul Mauger 2008 Matthew Stoupas 2006 Michael Chapman 1991 Bev Madin 2009 Matthew Stoupas & Andrew Barlow 2007 Jeff Thomas 1992 Elspeth Froude 2010 Bob Hawker 2008 Jeff Thomas 1993 Raymond Poon 2011 Aaron Ireland 2009 Ian Jenkins 1994 Alex Robertson 2012 Aaron Ireland 2010 Ian Jenkins 1995 Beth Harris 2013 Rick Moscati 2011 Keith Ryding 1996 Selwyn Hall & Ray Poon 2014 Ben Faggetter 2012 Will Darvall 1997 George Cairns 2015 Aaron Ireland 2013 Peter Harrison 1998 Danny Jonas 2016 Nick Karnaros 2014 Peter Harrison 1999 Tim Wadsworth 2015 Andrew Bonwick 2000 Jeff Thomas 2016 Andrew Bonwick 2001 (No award) Outright Award, Inc Don Tryhorn 2017 Michael O’Brien 2002 Duane Rodgers Memorial Award from 2008 2003 Marnie Gorman 1984 Bruce Harris 2004 James Caldow Tony Jones Memorial Award 1985 Don Tryhorn 2005 Annie Mould & Alf Carrigan 1986 Graham Stockley 2006 Janet Conheady & William Darvall 1979 Russell Sturzaker 1987 Graham Stockley 2007 John Baker 1980 Russell Sturzaker 1988 Graham Stockley 2008 Peter Witt 1981 Graham Stockley 1989 Graham Stockley 2009 Felix Rieniets 1982 Paul Mauger 1990 Rex Broadbent 2010 Peter Cromie & Clair Cromie 1983 Dennis O’Keefe 1991 Graham Stockley 2011 Robin Humphries 1984 Ric Hallgren 1992 Paul Sadler 2012 Grant Stephenson Tony Jones Memorial Award 1993 Danny Loypur 2013 Michael Bailey (Rookie of the Year) 1994 Peter White 2014 Ken Anson & Harriet Anson 1995 Graeme Hitchell 2015 Rowan Burnett 1985 Dennis Bath 1996 Danny Loypur 2106 Simon Dunn 1986 Ed Aitken 1997 Danny Loypur 1987 Don Watson 1998 Matthew Stoupas 1988 Cliff Geis 1999 John Woodward 1989 Matthew Harris 2000 Greg Muller 1990 David Casey 2001 Greg Muller 1991 Allan Barbour 2002 Theo Mihelakos 1992 Wayne Camamile 2003 Greg Muller 1993 Ian Begley

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