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Horizontally Opposed

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The Last Run to Highfield Estate

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Club Calendar

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PCV Display at MotorClassica

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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

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Porsche Experience LA

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

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Ve r y E a r l y M o r n i n g R u n t o Wa r r a g u l

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Social Corner

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M i d 9 1 1 R e g i s t e r R u n t o t h e Ya r r a Va l l e y

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In Our Service

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The base model will do 0 to 100 in 1.9 seconds. If true, that would make it the first production vehicle to crack the two-second barier and would climb from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and will clear the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. It will have a 200kWh battery pack and 1000km range - Imagine driving from Melbourne to Sydney without recharging! I recently visited Chadstone for the first time in 20 years after a bad Christmas Eve car park experience; this time to take our five year old to Lego Land for his birthday. Add behold, next door was the Telsla showroom. I love the technology in these cars and after inspecting them I quickly signed up for a test drive.

The design is a clear strike against the sports car industry. There are design cues from all the majors players, including a McLaren P1 cockpit, an NSX exterior, Bugatti Chiron headlights, a Targa-like roof, and a rear reminiscent of an Aston Martin DB10.

The car Model S was parked in a tight spot - no problem just start and drive the car out with your mobile phone!

But there is a wait: Production isn’t scheduled to start until 2020, and production deadlines at Tesla have traditionally been optimistic. Pricing will be $200- $250k US

STOP PRESS

Let’s hope the Mission E is better! As always, a big thankyou to everyone who contributed to this issue. Wishing you all a very happy and safe Christmas.

Social Director Alex Harmati: social@pcv.com.au Ken Anson Russell Sturzaker Michael O’Brien Lisa Gillespie Alvaro Del Gallo Kon Gogos Neil Drew Carly Pasco Vickie Morris Jane Hallam Geoffrey Mould

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

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Tesla has raised the bar with the announcement of the new second-generation Roadster which will be the quickest production car ever made.

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The technology, and acceleration was amazing and I’m sure I will own one in the next few years with the model 3 on its way. The only disappointment - no noise, which for me is one of the major features on a car. I would gladly sacrifice some speed for a cracking exhaust and engine note!

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president’s message On November 26th we conducted our annual President’s Day event at Sandown. It started off a pretty gloomy affair – wet track and rain threatening. The first couple of runs were challenging, but all of our drivers drove to the conditions and by 10:30 am the weather and track had improved and the balance of the day was fantastic. I regard President’s Day as one of the more important days on our calendar. It is a day for our club where our competitors can enjoy the track and share this wonderful experience with friends, family, other club members and supporters. The weather may have seen slightly smaller numbers, but all those who were there, were treated to a fabulous day showcasing our cars and our driver’s abilities in a safe and well controlled environment. This year’s cycle challenge was once again conducted and won by Warwick Sampson. We thank all our Marshals and Volunteers who assisted on the day, and of course Tony Carolan and the Competition Committee for their efforts in organisation of this event, and our entire competition calendar for 2017. Annual Dinner Major Club Awards: Life Member, Hall of Fame and Club Person of the year. It has indeed been a very special year. Our club now in its forty second year has only ever bestowed the honour of Life Member to nine members. Similarly the club has just nine members of the Hall of Fame. Club Person of the Year was first made in 1980, and is also an award made at the discretion of the General Committee with no award made in 2001. You can understand that it is quite historic in our clubs history that all three awards could be made in the same year. This year is such a year! Without doubt our life members are the heart and soul of this club. In some cases founding members, but all dedicate their lives to this club, and the club is shaped through their involvement, participation, and guidance. This club would not exist as we know it today without these people. I’ve already said that our life members are the “Heart and Soul” of the club, well our newest life member can perhaps best be described as the “Heart, Soul and Brains” of the club. You all know the extraordinary work and dedication of this person, and it was my great pleasure to make this award on behalf of the committee to our tenth life member and Past President, Mr Andrew Bonwick. The tenth member to join our Hall of Fame is Ben Faggetter. Ben has been a member for almost twenty years, won Rookie of the Year in 2002, and became Club Champion in 2014, is always close to the top in our competition being M2 class champ from 2013 to 2016 inclusive and taking out second in this years Modified Group Class. Ben’s extensive knowledge of Porsche models - new and old - and his ability to set them up for best track performance has seen many other club members enjoy the success of motorsport. Our next award making up this year’s trifecta is Club Person of the Year. Club Person of the Year is made in recognition of an exceptional contribution to the Club over the year. This year’s award was made to Peter Harrison. Like our previous winners their exceptional contribution often extends way beyond the current year. Peter is no exception to this rule. His contribution to this club includes being appointed to the general committee in 2008 and being President in 2014, Peter remains on the competition committee, and has been instrumental in the development of our competition points scoring

system, and amongst many other tasks has seen to the ongoing development of our competition rules. As a Past President, I constantly seek his guidance and clear council in many matters – not just club related. It was truly satisfying that the committee was able to make these awards to three very well deserving members.

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

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

Our Ongoing Association with the CFA.

David Mallinson Treasurer treasurer@pcv.com.au

NevilleSampson Secretary secretary@pcv.com.au

For twelve years now we have been associated through Michael Chapman, also a Life Member and Past President, with the CFA. We use the CFA on our major Social Runs as a provider of morning teas, for which we make a relatively small donation. Our donations to date are just over $39,200. At our last social run to Highfield Estate, the Wallan CFA provided the morning tea, and presented us with a this magnificent cake. We displayed the cake at Presidents Day, and also at our Annual Dinner, to acknowledge the extraordinary effort that the CFA goes to on our behalf, and to share this story with our wider club. We thank them, and look forward to many more years of association. For anyone who has not enjoyed a CFA morning tea, this is what you are missing – so come along and join us on a Social Run next year.

Alex Harmati Social Director social@pcv.com.au

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

Ken Anson Registers Director registers@pcv.com.au

Magazine. Our club magazine “Porsche Parade” is astonishing. Ron not only does a magnificent job as Editor, but commercially his company Composite Colour also does the Artwork and Printing. The quality of this magazine places it at the top of motoring magazines worldwide. 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 advertisers, and support them whenever you can.

Garry Saber Committee cps@pcv.com.au

Ian Knight Committee committeememberik@pcv. com.au

2018 Calendar. The early development of next year’s Calendar is always quite a dynamic affair. There is a pretty solid version on our web site now enabling us to 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 Tony, Mark and the competition committee. 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 please review the calendar, get those important events locked in, shine up your Porsche, and I will look forward to welcoming you to as many of them that I can. It is that time of year again and so on behalf of the Committee, Carly and Lisa, we wish all the laughter, joy and happiness that the merriment of this festive holiday season can bring, to you, your families and friends, and all associated with this wonderful club. .Michael O’Brien President

Mark Horton Andrews Committee committeemembermha@ pcv.com.au

Cameron Goodyear Committee committeemembercg@pcv. com.au

Melanie Treloar Committee committeemembermt@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 awards night in early December. There were lots of great tussles during the year but major congratulations must go to Club Champion, Nick Karnaros and Outright Champion, Joseph Ensabella. A great effort by Nick being Club Champion 2 years in a row, even after competing this year in a different vehicle.

The competition was quite intense this year in a number of classes, particularly in C and D classes where Pete Matherson and Cameron Goodyear in C and Garry Voges and Garry Saber in D, fought it out event by event and were often only separated by less than a tenth of a second. Garry Voges was so pleased to have beaten Garry Saber at Broadford in our last event by just 0.04 seconds that he had tee shirts printed attesting to this result.

It was also particularly pleasing to see Ben Faggetter recognised at our awards night for his many years of outstanding driving and support to the motorsport fraternity, whether they were Weltmeister customers or not, by being inducted into the PCV Hall of Fame.

Entry numbers were still very good in 2017, being very similar to the previous year. We are seeing a greater number of our competitors move on to higher level racing such as the State Series, which we think is good to see, with these losses being made up from a regular intake of new entrants. One great example of moving on to higher level events was Sally-Anne Hains. However in Sally-Anne’s case, she still managed to attend all our events and at the same time she managed an outright win in the Victorian State Supersprint Championship.

This year we sought to increase the level of competition by consolidating some of the classes which had only relatively small numbers of entrants. GT class, Modified class and Cup class have been consolidated in this change. Where previously we had GT1, GT2 and GT3 classes, there is now only the one GT class, but with different benchmark times for vehicles of different vintages to compete against. In Cup class this has meant that the older cars can now compete for points on a level playing field with the newer cars. A much fairer outcome for everyone.

Motorsport in all forms seems to be booming in Victoria and track bookings are proving more and more difficult to secure. Next year sees us having to have several Saturday events, which we know aren’t favoured by our members but Sunday’s just aren’t available. This situation isn’t helped by Calder not being in suitable condition to race on these days and the prospect of Sandown shutting sometime in the relatively near future. The Club is staying in contact with several initiatives to build tracks at Ballarat and Pakenham, but neither of these are progressing very quickly. The South Australians

have got their act together and a new track is in advanced stages of construction at Tailem Bend. Plans are to hold a Supercar race there in 2018. We have been in contact with “The Bend” management and are looking at how we might stage a 2 day event there in 2019. Our 4 Hour regularity, held at the end of April this year, was a great success and saw a record number of participants where we only fell 2 teams short of our limit on entries. LiquiMoly were again our major sponsor and it is hoped that they will carry on supporting this event for many years. The regularity provides a great forum for us to mix with other car clubs, share ideas and reinforce PCV as a friendly group of drivers and crew with a genuine passion for motorsport. Another great year has passed and I’m sure lots of us are looking forward to our first event at Phillip Island on 21 January next. Again a very big thank you to our marshals and officials. You make it happen.

Tony Carolan Competition Director

social corner Welcome to the final edition of the Social Corner for 2017. Hard to believe 2017 is already drawing to a close, and with the majority of our events for the year now fond memories. We’ve had a number of event highlights throughout the year, starting with the first Club Night at Moorabbin Air Museum, through to the Gala Dinner Dance. Some stats to put the year into perspective, for 2017 a total of 43 events, including all Social, Competition and Register Runs, total attendance recorded at 3130, with the highest participation level award going to the Gala Dinner Dance at 186, and coming in second place Competition track day at Phillip Island with 139, with many events following a close third, and as you may know it’s now not uncommon for our events to have in excess of 100 attendees.

None of these events can be brought to us without the ‘behind the scenes’ work conducted by our volunteer members, who go ‘above and beyond’ to ensure that each event is executed in a very professional and safe manner with attention to detail and service outcome standards that far exceed many other volunteer Club based groups, and even some commercial enterprises. For example I’ll list some of the activities to plan and execute a Social Run; Porsche friendly route planning, route timing checks, check runs which require physically driving the route, write up of Run Notes, selecting suitable lunch venues, ensuring lunch venue has sufficient facilities ie parking, ensuring lunch menu is competitively priced, choosing meeting location, conducting briefing, finding a suitable CFA, liaising with CFA members for morning tea, redriving/rechecking road conditions for the Run, the list goes on…

Also, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome and introduce a new member to our Social Committee, David Turner. Finally, most importantly I’d also like to thank you for being a member and supporting the events of the Porsche Club of Victoria. 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 2018. Alex Harmati Social Director E: social@pcv.com.au

We are very fortunate to have this level of professionalism within our Club, so a very big thank you to Social Committee members of 2017, and all our volunteers.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS The fastest and most powerful roadapproved 911 of all time, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS is here.

to make the vehicle as lightweight as possible, while the standard trim roof is made from magnesium.

At the heart of this ultimate 911 is a 515-kW biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at only 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in only 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 340 km/h. In order to increase performance, large turbochargers push an increased volume of process air into the combustion chambers. A new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads and, at very high temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the gas temperature to fall in the overpressure range and ensures optimum power output, even under extreme conditions. The customised GT seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) in the new GT2 RS enables power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. What’s more, the specially developed exhaust system is made from extralightweight titanium, weighs around seven kilograms less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivers an emotional sound without precedent.

The passenger compartment of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by red Alcantara, black leather and interior parts with a carbon-weave finish as standard. The optional Chrono Package expands the PCM functions to include performance display, which can be used to display, save and evaluate track times. Porsche Design has teamed up with Porsche Motorsport to develop the 911 GT2 RS Chronograph for customers of the new super sports car. It is reserved exclusively for 911 GT2 RS drivers.

The 911 GT2 RS possesses amazing cornering abilities thanks to its flawless racing chassis with rear-axle steering and Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres. The large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear) ensure outstanding braking and cornering forces. The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The bonnet is made from carbon

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New Members We welcome the following members who have joined the P.C.V. since our last issue. Luke and Elaine Armstrong 1992 964 Black and 2011 997 Black Paul Blunden 1995 944 Adam Brewer 996 Carrera Black Mark Coupe and Caroline Ashworth 1976 914 GT White John Dolphin and Carol Linnell 1987 928 S4 Dark Blue Richard, Melinda and Daniel Fear 1999 996 Coupe 3.4 Millenium Edition Voilet David and Kerry Fenwick 1983 928 S Ruby Red David and Naomi Fowler 2016 Cayenne White Campbell Grant 1980 924 Purple Nick Gee 2015 991 GTS Black Owen Hobson and Bronwyn Revill 1989 928 S4 Silver Barney, Vilay, Alexandre, Patrick and Victoria Hogan 1972 911 T White and 2007 GT3

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David, Kelli, Sam and Jack Lundberg 2017 911 White Jim McPhee 1986 911 3.2 Carrera Grand Prix White Justin McPhee 2016 982 Cayman 718 Black Haydn and Carly Morrell 1998 996 Coupe 3.4 Silver Rick Moscati Cayman GT4 White Greg and Toula Panopoulos 2015 GT3 White and 2009 GT2 Black John, Maha, Alannah & Jacob Rabba 2010 997.2 Silver Sean Ramak and Nicole Gangeli 1998 996 Coupe 3.4 Blue Dev Raj 1986 928 Charles Santoso 1991 964 C2 and 993 C2 Paul Sinclair and Zsuzsa Korody 2004 986 Boxster 2.7 Silver Carol Wilson and Dan Perren 1986 930 White Gold David and Lyn van Aswegen MY11 987 Cayman 2,9 Black Robert and Diana Wilson Macan GTS Red


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and Presentation Night Mayfair Ballroom, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. Saturday 2nd December 2017.

President Michael O’Brien

Participant of the year winner Tas Kozaris

Host and Social Director, Alex Harmati

Why is it that most men take 3 to 30 minutes to get ready for a formal event and women 3 hours to 3 weeks? I had been on the prowl for a new frock for the gala dinner since mid November. It had been on my mind for a bit longer. For me it usually starts with the shoes and I just happened to have bought a new pair earlier in the year. Rookie mistake for their first outing to be a dancing evening but as any self-respecting woman knows I would rather go home satisfied with the ensemble and my feet bleeding than wearing a lesser pair or taking them off. Wearing them in prior would have been wise.

The first activity of the evening followed – “Find your Seat”. I love this part of the evening. It’s like unwrapping a present from under the tree. Sure, one can request certain people to sit on the same table but that takes away the element of surprise. I did hedge my bets and asked to be seated with the Kool Kats. Table 16 – woo hoo!

all three awards would be presented.

The social committee worked tirelessly all year (and some of last) to bring this night to fruition. We take on board all feedback – good and bad, to try to please some of the people some of the time so hopefully those who attended enjoyed at least 30 minutes of their evening. This equates to about getting $14 of real happiness value. The Grand Hyatt was venue of choice for the second year running. It’s spacious two tiered Mayfair Ballroom providing ample square meterage for a plethora of activities. The Melbourne evening weather was delightful 16 degrees and bucketing rain – not too hot for the penguin suits and not too cold for the haute couture. Grant and I intended to take the Big Silver Limo to Parliament station and promenade the Paris End of Collins Street but pre booked a yellow cab (should have been a submarine) due to the inclement weather. Other PCV members opted for their fine German machinery to take them to the venue, some boats, while a select few indulged and stayed in the CBD. How luxurious. It’s weather like Melbourne’s that makes you really appreciate being dropped at the door under the shelter of the Grand’s valet drive. The foyer’s floor to ceiling glass pipe foyer water feature looked impressive greeting nearly 200 guests as they trickled upstairs en route to the Mayfair. At the landing PCV members were offered arrival beverages including Azahara Brut celebratory bubbles. As with any high profile Melbourne event our Porsche Club had enlisted the services of the snapparazzi to capture the members looking their finest. Good strategy for this to happen before 7.30pm. 14

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After 30 minutes of air kisses and handshakes and resisting the temptation to do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the Xmas Stall near reception the attendees soiréed in to the Ballroom to meet their destiny (eg 10 to 12 new and not so new faces seated at their tables). Fine dining settings and fragrant rose bouquets adorned the opulent room. There was a slight chill in the air perhaps in anticipation of all hell that may break loose. A quiet word to the staff got it warmer in a jiffy. Social Committee Maestro Alex Harmati was the Master of Ceremony for the evening and kicked things off at 7.46pm welcoming members with a witty, informative and succinct soliloquy. House-keeping, the introduction of a security guard to guard one from feeling insecure around Table 17 and a stunning display of props paraded by two astonishingly professional models punctuated his prologue. People had already begun dining on the generous supply of a various fresh bread rolls when entrée was served. Macedon duck breast, roasted carrots, honey, almonds alternating with Persian lentille croquettes, sheep’s milk labne, watercress & sprouted lentils. Simply delicious. 8.15pm saw our MC return to plug our collectors’ item souvenir booklet and introduce our next speaker. Michael O’Brien took to the stage for his Gala Dinner Club President Address. He brought our attention to the evening’s goals of fun and dancing, the presence of our special guests from PCM and PCB and “THE CAKE”. PCV have had a 12 year association with the CFA contributing $39K which is a lot of cake and morning teas including the momentous cake on display tonight. Worth every cent! Our President also made special mention to Alex, Carly and Lisa for their selfless hard work and contribution to organising the evening. Major Club Awards were announced. It must be highlighted that in 42 years of PCV this year is a very special year where

Firstly, Life Member Award was presented by Michael to the 10th ever recipient Andrew Bonwick in recognition of his meritorious service to the Club over many years. Andrew accepted his award with a lovely humble speech that didn’t even give the band time to warm up. Secondly, the Hall of Fame. Only 9 members belong to the Hall of Fame and Tony Carolan had the honour of inducting Ben Faggetter in recognition of his meritorious contribution over a sustained period to the history of the Club and the Porsche marque in Australia. A small microphone adjustment enabled Ben to give concise thanks. Club Member of the Year is awarded in recognition of an exceptional contribution to the Club over the year. It has been bestowed annually since 1980 and in 2017 our President presented it to Peter Harrison. He made possibly the shortest speech (time wise). By 8.35pm we had fuelled up a little and been seated for a little while so it was now time to expend some energy with some exercise. Premier Melbourne Corporate Cover Band Spin with sensational leading female Australian Voice Artist at the helm provided the soundtrack to our first bracket dubbed the “easy listening set”. People jumped at the gif booth too. Keeping up with technology as Porsche do so well and taking member feedback seriously, our social club secured a gif booth complete with props. What is a gif booth? A 22nd century photo booth. Who knew what you could do with a blond wig, a steering wheel and a couple of signs. Stay tuned next year for a possible VR booth. Only Main Course could pry some punters from the booth. Those who attended and could remember 2016’s fare may have been astute to notice our scrumptious meals had been upgraded. Confit salmon, salt baked beetroot, braised lentils & hazelnuts alternating with smoked beef tenderloin, potato terrine, charred onion & watercress. The salt baked beetroot was an unexpectedly clever combination. Both meats cooked to perfection. Complementing side dishes for the table of chargrilled asparagus with hollandaise and smoked baby kipfler potatoes sprinkled with native saltbush were offered.


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Additionally, the beverages were of the next echelon too. Azahara Brut Sparkling from the Murray Darling, Victoria, a Mojo Sauvignon Blanc hailing from Mount Lofty Ranges, SA and / or the Norfolk Rise Shiraz, Mount Benson, SA were sipped. James Boag’s well represented alongside a few PAYG amber fluids, Russians, Johnnies and Jacks. During Main, driver extraordinaire Tony Carolan (believe mepassenger laps on President’s Day with him prove my statement) introduced the Motorsport Competition Awards. He began his very quick announcement by applauding the select group, “the Heart and Soul and Brains of the Club” – PCV’s Officials and Marshals. Akin to his driving style Tony zipped through the Class Awards then the Major Awards; Rookie of the Year Andrew Smith, Ladies Champion SallyAnne Hains, Outright award winner Joseph Ensabella and 2017 Club Champion Nick Karnaros. Following Nick’s super short speech and theme of the evening they were presented quickly. Congratulations to all. 10pm.Dessert. Aaaahhhh Dessert. Magnificent Black forest slice with white chocolate crumbs & chocolate ice cream or Dacquoise and strawberry mousse, fresh strawberries & berry compote with meringue strings. What can I say? A wonderful way to “round out” our feast. But wait, there was more to come. Our MC was doing a stellar job of time keeping. Next up – Participant of the Year. Alex’s preamble mentioned that 3130 people had attended events this year. A testament to how well our club is organised. STOP THE PRESS!!!!! 3rd Prize for Participant of the Year was awarded to a humble, very surprised and grateful member…YOURS TRULY! Yes, me, Vickie Morris won. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my Mum …..ok I’ll save it. I think my short gleeful interpretive dance accepting my Nillumbik Cellars prize said more than any speech could. I also earned a photo with “Da Boys”. 2nd Prize went to Barb and 1st Prize Tas. Whatever! Oh I jest. Barbara Darvall gracefully received her Porsche Cars Australia 2nd Prize. Traction Tyre & Suspension Centre provided 1st Prize for very deserved winner Tas Kozaris. Alex signed off for the night from his brilliantly executed role. Freshly brewed coffee, t2 teas and herbal infusions served with cookies and chocolate petits fours and more fermented liquids. Simply Sensational! Exceptional service and special dietary needs had been catered for by the stealth staff including John for Table 16. The Grand Hyatt staff were brilliant. For those who thought their special diet of the evening needed some assistance SPIN returned to provide their showcase bracket. The “Dance like no one is Watching” Bracket. Notable dance moves abounded. Some polished – others primitive. Even some with impromptu staging (“Security…..?!”). House lights came on at midnight and many were reluctant to leave. (Again, “Security!”). Thanks to the Grand Hyatt, our sponsors, committees, volunteers, competitors and above all our members that made this night such a huge success and PCV the best club to be affiliated with. Wunderbar!

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2017 PRESENTATIONS COMPETITION AWARDS Major Competition Awards Club Champion Outright Award (inc Don Tryhorn Memorial) Ladies Champion Rookie of the Year Outright Award (inc Don Tryhorn Memorial) Joseph Ensabella

Club Champion Nick Karnaros

Class Results Class Open

1st 2nd

Joseph Ensabella Sally-Anne Hains

Class Modified

1st 2nd 3rd

Nick Karnaros Ben Faggetter Bob Hawker

Class A

1st 2nd 3rd

Andrew Smith Josef Smith Michael McLaurie

Class B

1st 2nd

Richard Thompson Carlo Fasolino

Class C

1st 2nd 3rd

Pete Matherson Cameron Goodyear Grant Stephenson

Class D

1st 2nd 3rd

Garry Voges Garry Saber Bill Toohey

Class GT

1st 2nd 3rd

Peter Harrison Tony Carolan Simon Dunn

1st 2nd Club Person of the year CLUB AWARDS Hall of Fame Life ClubMember Person of the year Hall of Fame Life Member Class Cup CLUB AWARDS

Hall of fame winner Ben Faggetter

Nick Karnaros Joseph Ensabella Sally-Anne Hains Andrew Smith

Andrew Hall Tom Marks Peter Harrison Ben Faggetter Andrew Bonwick Peter Harrison Ben Faggetter Andrew Bonwick

PARTICIPANT OF THE YEAR AWARDS st Tas Kozaris Yokohama Tyres thanks to Traction Tyre & 1PARTICIPANT OF THE YEAR AWARDS Suspension Centre. st Barbara Darvall Porsche Design merchandise thanks to Porsche 21nd Tas Kozaris Yokohama Tyres thanks to Traction Tyre & Cars Australia. Suspension Centre. rd Vickie Wine thanks to Nillumbik Cellars. 32nd BarbaraMorris Darvall Porsche Design merchandise thanks to Porsche Cars

Cup Class Winners Andrew Hall and Tom Marks

3rd

Vickie Morris

Australia. Wine thanks to Nillumbik Cellars.

Rookie of the Year Andrew Smith

Ladies Champion Sally-Anne Hains

Club person of the year Peter Harrison and Life Member recipient Andrew Bonwick

C Class Winners Cameron Goodyear, Pete Matherson and Grant Stephenson

D Class Winners Garry Saber and Garry Voges

GT Class winners Peter Harrison and Tony Carolan

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Story: Tony Carolan

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President’s Day

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President’s Day is always something very special for our Club. It is very much a family day where members who have competed during the year, get the opportunity to share our passion with family and friends. I’m not sure it makes up to them for the many weekends spent away competing, but it does allow us to show them why we love our motorsport so much. For the uninitiated President’s Day, is an end of season track day where the competition drivers not only have the opportunity to, but are required to take passengers whenever they go out on the track. Of course safety is paramount and speeds need to be kept to 80% of racing speed. This still means that many cars are reaching over 200kph at two locations each lap. Drivers are required to exercise a high degree of self-control and any off track excursions or spins earn immediate exclusion for the day. Nevertheless the day is always very popular and this year we had over 300 passengers that took their bravery pills and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 291 passengers signed on and I know a lot who had more than one ride.

Michael McLaurie

Ben Faggetter

When extra care is required and there is no tolerance for any driving mistakes it is a bit unnerving when the day starts off wet. This year we got through all the registrations, scrutineering and briefings in the dry but as soon as the cars lined up on the dummy grid for the first session, down came the rain. Everybody was very well behaved however and we got through the first hour with no incidences. After that it dried up and by midafternoon the track was in perfect shape. The passengers flowed thick and fast and there were many calls on drivers, after they had taken their own family and friends out, to help out with the passenger queue that was growing at the pickup station in front of the control tower. Initially the cars were grouped with others of like performance, but later in the afternoon, as a few numbers dwindled, an open pit was declared and this resulted in a wonderful mix of vehicles on track together. All the drivers were very courteous and kept a close eye on their mirrors, but it was great to see Cup cars blasting past 944’s.

Stefan Wojciechowski

Drivers Briefing

During the lunch break we did our best to make sure that all our marshals that wanted a ride in a car got one. I’m told that Peter Harrison taking one of the marshals for a ride got quite out of shape and would have warranted a warning, but luckily there were no marshals at the flag points to report him.

Bryan Fitt

Michael Herrod

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Some of our club members who work at Porsche Centre Brighton and PC Doncaster managed to convince their bosses to lend them brand new 718 Caymans and Boxsters to play with on the day and they were surprisingly rapid. I wish that I had a boss as generous as they have. It was good to see some father and son combinations roll up on the day. Theo and Kurt Mihelakos, Linley and Simon Baxter and Graham and Stewart Lachlan added to the family atmosphere on the day. At the conclusion of the driving sessions we once again had the cycle challenge. This year there was only three starters and one of these, the Competition Director, dropped out after one lap with engine problems. His power unit was coughing and spluttering and had absolutely no pick up. It was a tough tussle between the remaining two entrants with Warwick Sampson, the son of our estemed club secretary, taking a fine win. By this time the post event drinks and nibbles had started, with many stories, tall tales and true, circulation around about daring deeds by certain competitors during the year. Some short speeches thanked everybody that had contributed to a great year, but with a particular thanks to our volunteer marshals and officials who tirelessly turn up and stand out in all sorts of conditions to support our events.

Jeremy Davidson

Brent Howard


Jeremy Davidson

Dimitri Egonidis and Richard Catchlove from PCB

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PCB Garage

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Thomas Callaghan

Gary Major

Phil Treloar

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AGM & Club Night at Porsche Melbourne Tuesday 17th October 2017

As has been the case in previous years, the 2017 AGM and Club Night was a study in contrasts. The AGM was run with military precision, following a script pretty well prescribed by the requirements of the Act under which PCV operates, and was out of the way within around 30 minutes. Following that process, the club night was much more laid back, with an abundance of food, beverage and presenters, all contributing to a generally good time to be had by all those present. The key elements of the AGM included: The President’s Report, delivered by Michael O’Brien, which included: A reflection on the What, How and Why of PCV. He particularly addressed the How we did against the club’s purposes of: . Promoting goodwill, friendship and enjoyment . Promoting interest in Porsche cars and the marque by providing competition functions . and Social functions . and the collection and general circulation of technical, mechanical and other information. .A look ahead to the following year, in which the

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club is considering how to add some further diversity to the already abundant opportunities for social interaction through the current Social Runs and the Register Runs. .The election of the new committee. Michael took the time to acknowledge the great efforts of the committee members who each in their own individual way contributed to the club’s success. In particular, he mentioned the contribution of Felix Rieniets, who was retiring from the committee, who had contributed across many different facets, but mainly as Social Director and Photographer.

A heartfelt thanks to Carly and Lisa for their ongoing contributions to our club. -The Treasurer’s Report, noting that: . The club made a surplus of $20,20 for the year from $547k of revenue. . Competition contributed $16k of the total surplus. . Total membership had grown by 94 to 1,680 members of which 1,023 are primary members. . The club has total reserves of $348k, up from $328k.


Acceptance of the Annual Report, including the financial statements Election of your Committee, of which everyone was re-elected except for Felix Rieniets who had resigned and was replaced by Melanie Treloar. Then things lightened up and the usual club night began at 7PM. On this night, Porsche Cars Australia provided Matthias Prilipp, Product Manager - New Technologies to update those present on some of the new technologies being introduced into the product range. It really is extraordinary where things are at and where they are headed to in the near future.

Porsche in Australia beginning in the 1960s, well before the inception of our own club. He reflected on his association with Alan Hamilton, synonymous with the early Porsche brand in Australia, racing 356s against Alan and our own Bruce Harris. It was good to hear the stories of the marque in the years preceding the beginning of our own club in 1975. As would be expected the Q&A session extended for quite a while following Andrew’s presentation. It would seem those present had a very fulfilling evening.

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A shy corporate IT man with a Black ’82 3.0 SC joined PCV in about ’92. He enthusiastically got into social events, motorkhanas and competition. He also had a Black 993 RS Touring, which wasn’t raced. However, everybody was going past him, so he worked on himself with many driving courses, while Weltmeister worked on the car. It was lightened (deleted A/C, interior, steel bumpers, etc) and chassis and drive train were thoroughly massaged with suspension and engine mods, incl. Motec, etc. He practiced and practiced, also organising private driver training with like minded enthusiasts. It all came together, with that quiet reserved Theo Mihelakos accumulating 7 Class Championships, the Club Championship in 2000 and 2001, with (shared) Club and Outright Championships in 2002. He is the only person to win 3 consecutive Club Championships and the first of only 3 people to win the Club and Outright Championships in the same year, the others being Matt Stoupas in 2009 and Nick Karnaros in 2016. Satisfied with PCV racing, Theo then dropped out of Club activities to start his own business in property development. He reappeared in competition in 2012, with a Black and Orange 997 GT3 RS, then a Yellow 996 GT3, followed by a 997 Cup car, the first in the Club. He competed for a few years, winning GT Class in 2013, but hasn’t done much recently. That Cup car won Open and Outright Championships this year, steered by Joseph Ensabella.

Three chapters of the amazing and continuing 911 story 911 production began in late 1964 as a 1965 model and within 3 months owners were racing them. In 1967 Karl Baur coachworks, in conjunction with Porsche, produced the racing 911R. A comprehensive lightening exercise was undertaken, with extraordinary measures (I read once that there was factory competition and bonuses). Fibreglass panels were used for front guards, front and rear lids and bumpers; aluminium hinges (also reported as plastic!) were used for doors and lids; normal gauge steel (also reported as thinner) was used for the body; with 4 mm windscreen glass(!), fixed 2 mm plexiglass for rear window, louvred rear quarter windows and fixed door windows, with pivoted panels; smaller, lighter front and rear quarter lights and deleted body grilles; minimal interior trim, with leather door opening straps, Scheel racing buckets, simplified instruments, deleted passenger sunvisor and steering lock. Engine was 2 litre, basically a 906 210 hp racing engine, derived from the 911S, with 8 bearing crank and many modifications. The cars weighed about 1810 lbs (820 kg), about 450 lb less than a normal car. 22 were made, 3 kept and 19 sold to privateers. They were FIA homologated only for prototype racing, because of the low numbers. Porsche won the ’67 84 hour Marathon de le Route at Nurburgring and the Tour de France and the Corsica rally in ’69, with many privateers having success. There are several replicas of this rare car in the Club. ISSUE 4, 2017

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Almost 50 years later another (991) 911R was produced in 2016 to honour the original, with 991 made and 25 or more coming to Oz. It was based on the GT3 RS, with the 4 litre 500 hp (368 kW) engine coupled to the first 6 speed manual for this engine (based on the 7 speed Carrera manual), which is 44 lb lighter than the 7 speed PDK, with a mechanical LSD instead of electronic, retained rear wheel steering and weighing 3021 lb (1370 kg). There is a lighter flywheel and an optional single mass flywheel and larger clutch. They came in GT Metallic Silver or White, or special order Black, Racing Yellow or Lava Orange, with green or red stripes. They had a magnesium roof, specific carbon fibre guards, front bonnet, interior trim and seats, trimmed in black leather with historic houndstooth check inserts. There is no rear wing, using the Carrera retractable spoiler, with a specific aluminium grille. There is an underbody rear splitter, for aero balance from the loss of wing. Centre lock wheels painted in unique Matte Platinum Silver mimic the unpainted original 911R wheels and show PCCB carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers. Inside there are green gauges, no A/C or stereo, but there are options. Theo’s sleek car shows only 680 km, which shows the torment for an owner between use and preservation of a valuable asset! The third chapter in this story is shown in the restored Gulf Orange 1973 2.4 E. It was delivered in Austria 45 years ago (you can make money by asking bystanders how old they think your early 911 is), then over an unknown life it finished up in Athens, where it was restored. It has

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the 165 hp mid power engine, between the 140 hp T and the 190 hp S, coupled to a 5 speed 915. It is the most driveable version, with the S being very “cammy” and not as friendly on the streets. In a limited drive, it had willing torque and tight handling. It has non-standard 6 and 7 Fuchs rims, the same size as the early R and the 2.7 RS of the same year, which was the world’s first production car to have unequal size rims. This ‘long bonnet’ pre-impact bumper model ran from inception to 1974, being replaced by the G Series, which ran until 1989. Like most cars, the first iteration is usually the best looking. Theo loves it! What more is in store for the world’s most iconic model and Theo’s exquisite choice?

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RESULTS

Broadford Spring Supersprint Sunday, 22 October 2017

Driver

Car

Result 1

Class Position

Outright Position

Class Points

Outright Points

Class: OPEN Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

62.90

1

3

69

69

Stan Bougadakis

997 Carrera S 3.8

66.72

2

11

46

46

Class: Cup6 Andrew Hall

996 Cup Car

62.27

1

1

90

73

James Papas

996 GT3 Cup Car

66.02

2

9

64

50

Michael McLaurie Class: M1 Ken Eve

1995 993 GT2 Replica

67.37

1

17

66

43

Class: M2 Ian Chiron

944

73.26

1

32

39

19

Paul Sbrissa

911 SC

74.80

2

35

32

14

991 GT3

62.54

1

2

100

72

Class: GT1 Stefan Wojciechowski

Class: GT2 Simon Dunn

911 997.2 GT3

63.31

1

4

97

66

Jonathan Tu

GT3 RS

64.72

2

6

86

57

Gary Major

997 GT3

72.91

3

31

38

20

Matthew Smith

Class: GT3 Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

64.64

1

5

92

58

Ian Geekie

996 GT3 Club Sport 65.42

2

7

86

53

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

3

15

73

43

67.35

Class: A Simon Zettl

Cayman R

65.55

1

8

89

53

Andrew Smith

996

66.26

2

10

84

48

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

67.08

3

13

78

44

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

67.24

4

14

77

43

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

67.36

5

16

76

43

Josef Smith

Cayman S

68.47

6

21

69

37

Frank Deak

Cayman GTS

69.48

7

26

63

33

Darren Jones

993

71.55

8

27

51

24

Warwick Phillips

Cayman S

72.60

9

30

46

21

Joseph Mezzatesta

Class: B Richard Thompson 911 Carrera

66.89

1

12

94

45

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

68.90

2

25

80

35

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

71.76

3

28

63

24

Frank Sallas

986 BOXSTER S 3.2

73.52

4

33

53

18

Class: C Mark Chrzanowski

911 3.0 SC

Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

67.94

1

18

94

40

68.20

2

19

92

39

Cameron Goodyear 911 SC

68.21

3

20

92

38

Grant Stephenson

68.55

4

22

89

37

911 3.0 SC

Class: D Garry Voges

944 S2

68.67

1

23

78

36

Garry Saber

944 S2

68.71

2

24

78

36

Philip Cox

911 3.0 SC

72.20

3

29

57

22

Ken Anson

Boxster

73.88

4

34

49

17

Josef Smith

Class: OTHER Greg Muller

991 GT3

65.12

1

36

0

0

Jeremy Fredersdorff

Toyota GT86

68.48

2

37

0

0

Joseph Haddad

VW Golf GTI

68.72

3

38

0

0

Jim Morey

987 Cayman S

70.12

4

39

0

0

Dev Raj

Merccedes Benz CLA45

71.15

5

40

0

0

Ian Roberts

Boxster

74.60

6

41

0

0

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Andrew Smith

Mark Chrzanowski

Andrew Hall

Ben Westover

Stan Bougadakis

James Papas leads Sally Anne Hains


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Phillip Island Sprints Sunday 24th September 2017

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RESULTS PCV Phillip Island Spring Supersprint Sunday, 24 September 2017

Driver

Car

Result 1

Class Position

Outright Position

Class Points

Outright Points

96.67

1

1

90

81

Class: OPEN Manny Mezzasalma 997 Cup Car Joseph Ensabella

997 GT3 Cup

97.04

2

2

88

79

Stan Bougadakis

997 GT3 Cup Car

98.18

3

3

82

74

Sally Anne Hains

997 Turbo 3.8

104.30

4

8

57

49

Jamie Lovett

993 GT2

105.82

5

11

51

44

David Mallinson

996 3.6 Turbo

121.72

6

53

12

9

Class: Cup6 Andrew Hall

996 Cup Car

99.64

1

4

101

67

Tom Marks

996 GT3 Cup

101.13

2

6

94

61

James Papas

996 GT3 Cup Car

107.26

3

15

67

40

Ray Gymer

996 GT3 Cup

120.61

4

50

26

10

997 GT3 Cup

100.57

1

5

85

64

993 Carrera

109.79

1

21

62

32

Nick Karnaros

993 3.6

101.85

1

7

108

58

Ken Eve

1995 993 GT2 Replica

114.22

2

33

55

21

Ben Faggetter

993 3.6

106.10

1

12

97

43

Michael Herrod

993 RSR

108.58

2

18

86

36

Howard Burton

993 3.6

111.26

3

24

74

28

Luke Fitt

Boxster S

112.00

4

26

72

27

Denis Lambrou-

911 Lightweight

113.42

5

32

66

23

911 SC

127.61

6

58

25

3

Stefan Wojciechowski

991 GT3

105.10

1

9

85

47

Zoran Letunica

GT3 RS

106.35

2

14

79

42

Kees Van Ek

991 GT3

109.72

3

20

66

32

911 997.2 GT3

105.20

1

10

88

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Class: Cup7.1 Greg Muller

Class: M0 Bryan Fitt

Class: M1

Class: M2

Fernando Paul Sbrissa

Class: GT1

The weather the day before was wet, but as usual, PCV turned on a dry, sunny, albeit only 12 degrees, magical winter’s day. Following scrutineering, the drivers’ briefing, the intro of new members & birthday wishes to our regular marshal Rowan Burnett, the day began with Group 5 on the track first, followed by Entrée, 3, 2 & lastly the “big guns” in group 1 – different to most track days which normally start with Group 1. Rumour in the garages was that the big guns thought it would be wet, were a bit afraid to go out first and asked the comp director to reverse the running order of the groups!!

And so to the results, including 5 new benchmark times plus “Personal Best” lap times for several drivers……..

As is happening more often, we had a variety of machinery including a sexy F-Type Sport Jaguar, Golf R, a stunning pearl-orange & black McLaren 570S GT4 driven by Christian Fitzgerald & a Nismo Godzilla GTR (rumour was that ALL in-car electronics were turned on so as to help Peter Fitzgerald control this beast!) These added to our usual collection of multiple variations of 911s and 944s plus a few Boxsters and ever-increasing numbers of Caymans.

Class A 1st Simon Zettl, 2nd Michael McLaurie, 3rd Andrew Smith. Class B 1st Richard Thompson, 2nd Carlo Fasolino, 3rd Dennis Bath. Class C 1st Pete Matherson, 2nd Cameron Goodyear, 3rd Mark Chrzanowski. Class D 1st Garry Voges, 2nd Garry Saber, 3rd Bill Toohey. Cup Class 1st Andrew Hall, 2nd Tom Marks. GT1 Class 1st Kees Van Ek. GT3 Class 1st Peter Harrison, 2nd Tony Carolan, 3rd Brent Howard. Mod Class 1st Bryan Fitt. Mod 1 Class 1st Nick Karnaros, 2nd Ken Eve. Mod 2 Class 1st Ben Faggetter, 2nd Josh Fitt, 3rd Mike Herrod. Open Class 1st Joe Ensabella, 2nd Phil Treloar, 3rd Stan Bougadakis. Other Class 1st Christian Fitzgerald in the McLaren, 2nd David Prokupets in a Golf R

It was great to see Bryan Fitt back on the track in his immaculate red 993 Carrera, also Brent Howard trying hard to master his 996GT3 after moving on from his 968CS. Also great to see Ken Anson punting around in Mel Treloar’s old Boxster, supported by his wife Harriet who drove the family ute to & from the track!

Another fun Porsche day and what a wonderful bunch of people – the flaggies, marshals, stewards and helpers – who gave their time to allow us to go out and play in our beloved Porsches. We couldn’t do it without you, so on behalf of all drivers, “THANK YOU” everyone for all your efforts.

Class: GT2 Simon Dunn Jonathan Tu

GT3 RS

106.99

2

16

80

40

Tony Vollebregt

997 GT3 3.6

111.36

3

25

63

28

Gary Major

997 GT3

120.38

4

49

35

11

Gil van der Venne

997 GT3

120.64

5

51

34

10

43

Class: GT3 Peter Harrison

996 GT3 Mk2

106.05

1

13

90

Tony Carolan

996 GT3

107.94

2

17

82

Tom Goulopoulos

996 GT3

111.91

3

27

66

27

Alan Conrad

981 Boxster GTS

113.27

4

30

61

24

Simon McLean

997 Carrera S

117.23

5

44

48

16

38

Class: A Simon Zettl

Cayman R

109.62

1

19

86

33

Guy Lavoipierre

Cayman S

109.78

2

22

85

32

Michael McLaurie

996 Carrera 4S

110.18

3

23

84

31

Juris Briedis

993 3.6

112.09

4

28

76

26

Darren Jones

993

112.38

5

29

75

26

Reuben David

Boxster S

115.74

6

41

62

18

Troy Hungerford

997 Carrera

115.99

7

39

61

18

Frank Deak

Boxster S

116.27

8

43

60

17

Josef Smith

Cayman S

116.82

9

45

58

16

Richard Thompson 911 Carrera

113.26

1

31

79

24

Richard Catchlove

Cayman

115.22

2

37

71

Carlo Fasolino

Cayman

120.99

3

52

52

10

Dennis Bath

987 Cayman

123.27

4

55

45

7

Colin Anderson

944 Turbo

123.76

5

56

43

6

Frank Sallas

986 BOXSTER S

126.31

6

57

37

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Thankfully all drivers were well-behaved and heeded the Clerk of Course’s words and stayed on the black stuff – the only cause for the recovery vehicle to be used was when a bonnet pin let go on Tom Mark’s 996GT3 Cup car and smashed the windscreen along the back straight, also when Phil Treloar entered the circuit only for his recently acquired 996GT3 Cup car to “die” – clutch/drivetrain - 200 metres along the track. All in all, about 100 drivers made up the day, showing good numbers in various classes, including 20 Entrée class.

Class: B

19

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Class: C Pete Matherson

911 SC 3.0

114.51

1

34

85

21

Mark Chrzanowski 911 3.0 SC

115.06

2

35

82

20

Stuart Newland

968

115.48

3

36

81

19

Grant Stephenson

911 3.0 SC

116.16

4

38

78

18

Cameron Goodyear 911 SC

116.09

5

42

78

18

Jim Adamson

911 Carrera

119.67

6

48

65

12

Garry Voges

944 S2

115.87

1

40

76

18

Garry Saber Bill

944 S2

117.43

2

46

70

15

Toohey Harry

944 S2

117.53

3

47

70

15

Phillips Ken

944

121.42

4

54

56

9

Anson

Boxster

132.07

5

59

28

1

Alastair Dow

Puma Clubman

110.95

Kym Ninnes

Fidini Clubman

115.98

Jeremy

Toyota GT86

115.39

Mark Haig

996 Turbo

111.00

David Curtis

Renault Clio RS

133.35

Anthony Parle

Subaru SVX

116.55

Les Bone Sam

PRB Clubman

114.62

Markov Dimitri

997 Cup Car

Egonidis

Porsche 944

Class: D

Class: OTHER

Fredersdorff

Thomas Callaghan 911 Carrera S 3.8 DEV RAJ

Merccedes Benz

Mark Callaghan

911 Carrera S 3.8

99.78 130.69 103.94 119.65

CLA45 122.54

Christian Fitzgerald McLaren 570S GT4 97.47 Alan Shaw

136.35

BMW E30

117.18

Philip Dunkin

Commodore VH

110.09

Amelia Eime

40

944

Aaron Ireland

GT3

115.84

Martin Farkas

BMW E46 M3

110.33

Tim O'Daly

GT3

117.46

Daryl Curyer

964

116.11

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Simon Zettl trails Simon McLean

Peter Rajski and John Cox on the dummy grid


Denis Lambrou-Fernando

Garry Saber

Ken Eve

Gary Major

Grant Stephenson

Ray Gymer

Frank Sallas

Cameron Goodyear

Daryl Curyer

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The Last Run to Highfield Estate Sunday 12th November 2017

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Wallan CFA and Highfield Estate were the destinations of the last Social Run for this year. Approximately 120 members meet at the Aura Cafe in Lower Templestowe and after a much needed coffee gathered outside for the briefing. This was challenging for Kon due to the background noise and also as he had left his notes at home. Ken spoke about the road laws and driver etiquette and took the correct pronunciation of this word from the scribe with grace and a smile. After welcoming new members we then went to our cars and proceeded to exit the car park for a left turn into Manningham Rd, simple. Apparently not, as the scribe and driver continued straight ahead and after a “we should have turned left back there,” a quick U turn and resetting of the GPS as we passed McDonalds, we were on our way. It was great to see David and Jenny Lorbek driving a lovely 911 Canary Yellow 991 Carrera S cabriolet instead of their usual mode of transport (Lamborghini or Ferrari). Even though the day was overcast the views were still lovely as we made our way towards Wallan CFA. Passing slowly through Eltham due to the traffic we continued on towards Arthurs Creek, Strathewen and Whittlesea. Around 10.30 the sun came out making our drive on some great roads such as Glenburnie Road really enjoyable and it was not long before we arrived at our destination. The firemen, all volunteers, did a great job directing our cars to a large parking area at the back of the fire station. As always the food at the CFA is overwhelming with plenty of sandwiches, small cakes, slices, cakes and fruit plus tea and coffee. However this time one of the ladies had also made and iced a large cake with the Porsche Emblem

and a red Porsche model car on the top which looked stunning. It became a much photographed cake! After the speeches and the donation to the Fire Brigade Captain we slowly made our way out to our cars. Commenting on the beautiful roses growing there, one of the firemen explained to us that the roses were originally grafted from the Robert Wakelam fragrant French Rose. Due to the success of The Fire Star Rose, the Fire Star Phoenix (a symbol of hope and renewal) and the Fire Star Spirit were created as a series with the proceeds from the grafting donated in honour of those CFAs involved in the Black Saturday fires. These roses are also given to other CFAs not involved in the Black Saturday fires.

Marilyn Baker, Lynette Buley, Alvaro Del Gallo, Tim Gauci, John Gedye, Rob Gocentas, Kon Gogos, Jon King, Gerard Lowe, Adrian Nelson, Rob Rogers and Russell Sturzaker. Alex thanked Kon for his hard work organising this event and Ken for his assistance. A bottle of wine was also given to Alvaro for taking the photographs and the scribe for “doing the write up.” Lunch was continued with a tasty dessert, tea and coffee and lively conversation. Thank you again Kon for a lovely day and a great drive on some great windy roads.

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On Sunday 15th October 9 cars from PCV participated in the Club Sandwich display at MotorClassica. Under a glorious blue sky our cars included a rare 50th Anniversary Edition 911, freshly restored 968 Turbo RS (Fitzgerald #4), a black 911 Turbo (930), 944 Turbo, 924 Martini Edition, two 911 Cabriolets and a 928. Alongside the Porsches were cars from other clubs including Renault, Mini, Triumph, Mustang, Fiat and many more. The Australian Porsche 356 Register also had 6 cars on display, including some racing variants. Inside the Royal Exhibition building were 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of other rare and exotic cars including a Ferrari 70th Anniversary display, Classic Holden exhibit and a selection of cars for auction by Mossgreen including a 1969 Maserati Ghibli, 1958 Lister-Jaguar Replica Reconstruction and 1999 Impreza WRX STI for $76,375! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve not been to MotorClassica then make sure you visit next year, it is by far the best classic car event in the Southern Hemisphere. 48

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PCV Display at MotorClassica Sunday 15th October 2017

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Porsche Experience LA Story and Photos By Brett Varga

Last September in Vegas I did laps in a 991 GT3 and GT3 Cup Car on the Las Vegas international Speedway. This year I brought my trip to the USA forward and skipped Vegas, spending time on business around LA. I was going to be staying in Long beach, which was fairly central to where I needed to go each day. Before heading off a friend from Sydney enquired to see if I was going to be doing the Porsche Experience in LA. I hadn’t heard of the LA venue but while on the phone did some You Tube searches and found some great footage of the centre. I was in and went to the web site to search out the location vs where I was staying and LAX where I was flying in and out of. Carson city is the location and it happens to be a convenient 20 minutes from LAX. My plan was almost set. Book in for the 1.5 hour session on my last afternoon in LA, and I could detour off the 405 Freeway my way to LAX and spend a few hours at the centre. The big question now was what to drive. At the centre they have every model available to drive and in various specs. The SUV’s, Cayman, Macan, Boxster or Boxster S. PDK or Manual. 991 or the S or GT3, Turbo or Turbo S. So I decided the 991 Turbo S was the car for my 1.5 hours. I had tossed up doing one of the comparative drives where you can drive 2 cars back to back. C2 then C4. Cayman then 991 or GT3 then Turbo. The idea being to feel the differences in a similar car but in different spec. I settled on more 52

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time in the 991 Turbo S. The complete drive time being 1.5 hours, with a mix of low friction areas and simulated road / track areas. Arriving at the centre was just awesome. Lots and lots of Porsches in the car park. All colours and models were parked around the car park and a great sound of Porsches roaring around the facility behind the main building. I entered the doors and registered my arrival. As I walked past the front desk I had a little hit of adrenalin as I started to see through the large glass windows to the right of the main display of current ptoduction cars. Porsche Motorsport North America have their workshop inside the facility. Through the glass was a workshop with a range of 956 / 962’s, a Dakar race car, a 911 GT1 and other historically significant race cars. I did fog up the glass a little as I tried to get as close as possible to the old race machines!!! I can’t help but study the race cars, from wheels to livery and even the stone chips and general patina they acquired over the racing lives. It’s just awesome to see. I had a light lunch in the café and a good look through the Porsche Design shop and soon one of the instructors was looking for me. Brief introductions over and a quick chat about what we drive, where I’m from etc etc and I was getting comfortable in the ultimate road developed Porsche. 4 Seats, front seats with heating and cooling. 427kw, 700nm and 0-100 in

2.9 seconds, best of all it was my favorite blue!!! The 1.5 hours spent in the car is spent in various sections. First up skid pan. I was trying to drift and control and learn to feel how the turbo under and oversteered and learn to control it enough to pirouette around the the wet circle of concrete. Not easy but I was getting the hang of things when it was time to move onto the kick plate. The kick plate is just that, you approach the plate at 20mph and as the rear wheels go over the plate it shifts left or right randomly sending the car into a serious skid one way or the other. The trick is you are on wet painted concrete when this happens, so even though the speeds are low the friction between the tyres and the road is even lower. I had one spin but then got the hang of it and we moved to the next section, a right hand down hill corner on painted wet concrete. The idea here was to feel the understeer and adjust my inputs to take the corner nicely. So far everything was done fairly slowly and I was wanting to feel how fast the Turbo could really go. I was grinning as we headed to the drag strip. My instructor called it a ¾ mile straight, but this was my chance to use launch control and stick my right foot flat to the floor and hold on. Hold on I did. The acceleration was AMAZING and dare I say a little scary first time down the strip. The end of the straight has a banked replica of the Nurburgrings Carousel, so on the brakes and around the banked corner and back down the straight to turn around and do it again. I couldn’t


stop smiling. The speed was amazing and then to take a famous corner and repeat. I ended up doing this section 3 times before heading to the handling circuit. It is like having a track with no run offs and a lot more narrow, so more a road than a race track but no one coming in the other direction and one of the most epic road cars to fang around in!!! There are up and down hills, linked corners and some tight hairpins. I lost count of how many laps I did but by the end of it I was tired. I had an epic hour and a half in one of my favorite cars and with a great instructor by my side to assist me to get the most out of the experience. It was now time to head to LAX and back home to Melbourne. I said my thank youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and jumped into the hire car with the memories of that Turbo S glowing in my head!!!!

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Very Early Morning Run to Warragul Story: Andrew Dove, Cayman Ambassador Photos: Garry Saber Sunday 8th October 2017

There’s something really enjoyable about getting up ridiculously early to go out whilst everyone else is sound asleep. It’s the whole “I’m going on a mission” thing that you don’t feel at any other time of the day.

cabriolet tonneau cover on a much loved rare car belonging to an absolute stranger, with a coffee in one hand? I quickly gave up attempting to help and mumbled my apologies for being kak-handed and wandered off to find the others.

As the Cayman burst into life its engine resonating around the garage I winced a bit wondering about the neighbours. I pointed its low nose up the ramp and we were off, headed to the meeting up point and start of the run. Hopefully the neighbours were all good sleepers, and besides I was going on a mission!

With 18 cars assembled and 28 of us standing in the car park chomping at the bit to get underway “Wing Commander” Saber gave an excellent briefing. Apparently maintaining formation and keeping to cruising speed was the order of the day. And then it was time to go!

The sky was getting light in the east and the carpark nearly empty as I parked up and said my hellos to run captain Garry Saber and a couple of other drivers. With my McCafe cappuccino in hand I snuck out to see what had arrived in the carpark, before the briefing started. A curvy metallic navy 930 Turbo “looked the business” sitting on a set of chromed Fuch’s. It had parked near my bargain basement Cayman, but facing me all the way across the car park was the nose of a Carrera RS replica. Nice. I approached admiring its glinting black paintwork as the dawn light became stronger. Small is beautiful as they say. Just then Patrice arrived in his 80’s light blue Carrera cabriolet and although there was a chill in the air, lowered his roof for when the run started. He said something about being a fresh-air-fiend as I tried to help. Have you ever tried to fix a 54

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Knowing that I wanted to be somewhere near the front of the line, I politely nosed the car past all the waiting drivers, only to be cut off by three hard core GT3’s who rolled out behind Garry’s red Cayman GTS. Looking at the GT3’s spoilers I momentarily thought about extending the electric spoiler on the Cayman’s tail and quickly changed my mind. I didn’t need to be laughed at today. Especially by GT3 owners. They’re a different lot those boys… Club runs are generally in two bits; the boring bit you have to drive on to get to the “really good bit”, and of course “the really good bit”. If you’ve not done this run yet, look out for it in next year’s schedule. It’s epic. “The really good bit” starts in about twenty minutes of setting off and doesn’t really stop until 170 kms later when you hit Warragul’s suburbs. It’s always tempting to speed in a Porsche but one of the beauties of this run was the amount

of tight forest roads around Mount Baw Baw. There’s nowhere to do high speeds here. It’s all tight technical roads, hidden dips, bumps, compressions and a chance to rev that engine as you blast from one slow tight corner to the next. Entry level my Cayman certainly is but its rigid body and supple suspension were a great combination and the twisty roads kept the powerful cars from disappearing into the distance. I had a blast keeping up with the GT3’s until they all unexpectedly pulled up to let some of us get past. It was now three Caymans up front with Phil making it look easy to keep his duck tailed “RS” in my mirrors. Was it case of Caymans 1 - GT3’s 0? I guess we’ll never know… Behind Phil was a 997 Turbo with David and Alison on board. I hoped that they could keep up! Garry had told me that they had fallen on tough times recently and downgraded from a 987 Cayman S into the 997 Turbo. I made a mental note to track them down in Warragul and try to cheer them up a bit. But, not yet. There was some driving to do. As ever, any fanciful notions of upgrading the Cayman were banished as corner after corner and gear change after gear change I ended up grinning like a lunatic. What a great bit of road! As we eventually joined the Warragul Car Club’s gathering it was time to park up and have a look at the vast range of enthusiast cars there before


breakfast. There was a lot to look at, and it was great to see Fiat and Alfa Spiders, E-Types, SL 55’s and a lot more. They catch up every second Sunday of the month and worth a look if you’re over there. I managed to catch up with David and Alison to ask about the difference between the Cayman and the 997 Turbo. They hid it well, talking about the Turbo’s effortless performance and continent crushing ability and absolute GT capabilities, but I could tell that what they really meant was that they missed their old Cayman and had made a terrible mistake. I made suitably polite noises and wandered off to tell anyone that would listen about how good my car was. Apart from Phil of course. He had an RS replica and as everyone knows, when playing Top Trumps, a bedroom-wall poster car from your teenage years beats every other car in the whole world. Even a Cayman. All too soon it was time for a second breakfast and a proper coffee. With great roads, hardly any traffic and decent weather finished off with a great breakfast I was ready to go home. All in all, one of the best runs of the year and home in time for lunch! Many thanks to Garry Saber and all of the PCV for their hard work and commitment to us lot, all so that we can have so much fun!

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Run to the Yarra Valley Story: Robert Danieli Photos: Ken Anson Sunday 29 October 2017

Melbourne managed to turn on perfect weather for this last Mid 911 run of 2017, even the visitors from the Porsche Club of Western Australia were impressed by our sunny skies and balmy temperature. 31 Victorian members and 14 guests from WA met at Porsche Centre Melbourne at 9.30am. Our Registers Captain, Ken Anson, welcomed members and guests and explained the days run notes, road rules and stops. PCWA President, Deryck Graham, thanked Ken for the invitation to attend the run and gave a brief account of their tour through South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Some wonderful roads were found in the Lake Country of Tasmania that provided great cornering practice. What a great way to end their last day in Victoria by joining us on a drive to the Yarra Valley. We departed our meeting point at about 10am taking the M3 towards Doncaster/Ringwood. Our route to Yarra Glen took us into the hills near Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground and Christmas Hills giving everyone a little taste of the curvy and hilly roads to come. Morning tea was at the Vintage and Co. CafĂŠ in Yarra Glen where we enjoyed coffees and a chat. We even met PCWAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mascot, Ferdi the teddy bear, who has travelled much of the world and is adorned with badges from the many interesting places he has visited.

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Our drive to our lunch destination at Tokar Estate Winery took us on a circuit around Healesville, into the Toolangi State Forest area, skirting the Black Spur rainforest. This was an impressive and picturesque drive with many tight bends in amongst dense green giant tree ferns and mountain ash trees. I was fortunate to be following one of our WA visitors, Sheamus, who was driving a fully refurbed race-ready 356. The precision cornering and handling of this beautiful car was great to experience firsthand. Back into Healesville we looped around the Healesville Sanctuary before arriving at Tokar Estate. Tokar Estate overlooks the Yarra Valley just off the Maroondah Highway between Healesville and Coldstream. Beautiful food, beautiful wine and excellent hosts. We all received a complimentary glass of wine on arrival, and enjoyed a lunch of either pan fried baby barramundi fillet or char grilled beef porterhouse. Dessert was chardonnay poached pear or white chocolate and kaffir lime cheesecake followed by tea and coffee. Some of us are already planning a return visit. Ken organised the lucky draw for bottles of Tokar red which were won by Sharon Pivac, Rod Popovic and Simon Best. To all those that helped organise this run, and to Tokar Estate, a big thankyou from all the members and guests as this was a truly enjoyable event.


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Spring Run to Yarra Valley Story: Craig Nagle Photos: Maljeet Nagle, Tas Kozaris & Leon Christodulaki Sunday 8th October 2017

“Winding gently through gracious, colourful landscapes that only a Victorian spring can offer, we will stop for morning tea at the charming Spencers Store in Gembrook. After morning tea we will travel north passing vineyards and rolling hills dotted with Hereford cows, sheep and goats to complete our run at Divino Ristorante at Mandala Wines for lunch.” The invitation write up literally spelled out the day. What more could you ask for, and we got it! We started from McDonald’s Corner Springvale and Wellington Roads Mulgrave after our hosts and organisers Leon & Irene Christodulaki and Roger & Leanne Vella welcomed all including a couple of new comers to social runs. Gentlemen/ladies start your engines and off we go. Well it was Jane “the Joyous” that took the lead from McDonalds for the first time in the Sapphire Blue GT3 and once in the lead Jane “the Joyous” was committed to navigating as if she was in the world rally championship to Spencers Store. Hot on the heels of the “Jane” in the GT3 were three lovely coloured Porsches After winding our way through the rolling green hills and the beautiful spring conditions we arrived at Spencers store in Gembrook. It was the ideal quaint location for a stop with the sun shining and comfortable weather that brought about a vibrant atmosphere from members on the 993 Spring run. The coffee was good, everyone was mingling and sampling the array of morning tea delights. According to Bernadette and Jessica the morning tea winner was the Carrot cake. After resetting the odometer to zero we all headed off for the drive to Divino Ristorante at 58

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Mandala Wines 1568 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek, Yarra Valley. Again, the weather was turned on for us all and the drive to Mandala was as exciting as the first stage, some of us missed a turn and ended up with “I bought a Jeep” in front who graciously pulled over and allowed a group of Porsches a clear run up Healesville-Kinglake road. One of those cars was a Cayman GTS Sapphire Blue that simply vanished going up the road. We nick named him “Lightning”. With that wonderful weather still out to play we arrived at Divino Ristorante at Mandala. What a wonderful array of colours the Porsche owners put on display at the winery. A warm welcome from the winery and all the thirsty drivers and navigators were introduced to the tasting room. The company, the tasting, and meal were great. Everyone had a great day, some of us had such a great day aka “lightning” that it looks like it might have been a bit too much fun hahaha, looking like he might fall asleep, or was he looking up a new Porsche! Lucky Draw Wine winners: Elizabeth, and of course John with Lilyanne winning the last draw. At the end it was a great day out with friends and good company that all enjoyed. Looking forward to the next event.


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Father’s Day Run to Macedon Story: Jason Bush

Photos: Kon Gogos

3rd September 2017

The combination of the weather and Father’s Day meant a small but keen group of members were in attendance for our run on the 3rd of September. There were a couple of father and son teams in attendance but most were just out and ready for a great Sunday spin. Unfortunately the first weekend of spring was a less than positive start to the season – with a light sprinkle, the dashboard temp showing 8 degrees and the BOM App suggesting a ‘feels like’ temperature of 3… After a few cups of coffee and Kon’s safety brief we headed off to our first stop at Gordon about 80kms away. A very quick freeway transit before getting on some quiet backroads through the farms and forests to the west of Melton. The weather had no intention of improving at this stage and the light rain and cold continued all the way to Gordon where the BOM app was displaying a lovely 1.2 degrees at our morning tea stop – the quaint Gordon Bleu Café. A few warming cups of tea and coffee, and some cake, and the group was ready to hit the road again. This time started with an even shorter freeway transit before heading off through the dairy and potato farms and small townships to the west of our morning stop. Whilst a few of the team suffered some small navigational challenges, most made it through the early section unscathed and as a group. The poor weather continued but it didn’t stop the group enjoying some great sections of road – particularly through the forested areas to the west of Daylesford and Woodend before arriving at our lunch stop in Macedon.

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The dreary morning weather meant that Olive Jones was not as busy as normal but with 2 large groups inside and a great duet the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. A long and tasty lunch with some great music and conversation must have motivated the clouds to part and as we left for the run back to Melbourne we were met with a brisk but bright spring day. Once again thanks to Kon for organising a great run and to those that braved the weather. See you all again soon.


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Run to The Cups Estate at Fingal Story: Jenni Le Comte Photos: Ken Anson 12 October 2017

A glorious day awaited us, as members met at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club for a relaxed coffee, catch up and the regulatory briefing delivered by Alf Carrigan, our Organiser! This was a great turnout for a midweek run, some 38 members and 23 cars, mostly Porsches with the Kozaris’ Astra Twin-Top and Dennis’ Toyota FT 86 GTS thrown in for diversity! There were no regular route charts in sight, just some Google map printouts and some verbal instructions to help us find our way to The Cups Estate at Fingal, on the Mornington Peninsula. Given how precarious it is to try and follow maps and drive simultaneously, seven solo drivers, myself amongst them, tagged along with cars that had both drivers and navigators. At times, even that strategy failed, when they took a wrong turn, which some did! Our route took us down Beach Road and then via the Nepean Highway to Mordialloc, Frankston, Mt. Eliza, Mt Martha and finally Dromana where we left the ‘Bay on our right-hand side’! The views over the beaches and homes along the way were great. There was a frisson of excitement as we neared Arthur’s Seat and drove up and over same, with some cars getting to the top rather quicker than others! Finally, we arrived at The Cups Estate, with pleasant views of grassed sand dunes. Members enjoyed the wine tastings of Pinot Gris, Rose, two Pinots and a Shiraz, all very drinkable. The Estate previously had a high star rating from Halliday, alas, they are no longer listed in Halliday’s books. 62

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There was plenty of time for conversations and tall tales before lunch arrived, and the wait was well worth it! The food and its presentation were amazing and was without a doubt the highlight of the day for what was excellent value. We enjoyed four vegetarian shared platters; three seafood entrees and marvelous confit pork jowl and quail followed by Sicilian doughnuts. Fortunately, I was seated with some excellent company, who were all modest eaters, who in turn allowed me to polish off the leftovers! Ken Anson commented to me that he has been on a lot of PCV runs and that The Cups Estate luncheon was the best food he had ever eaten on a run. That sums it up!


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Run to Healesville Story: Richard Kempster Photos: Richard Kempster & Sheryl Luxon Sunday 29th October 2017

With a forecast perfectly suited to open air motoring and a near full attendee list of mid engined pleasure, it was with eager anticipation that club members and guests assembled for the October Register run. With over 24 vehicles showcasing the marque, and a few rear engined friends along for the journey, this was a run not to be missed. Early carpark conversations were varied, with some brave enough to discuss IMS failure potential - however with the sun warming the air such talk was never in order. After the mandatory briefing outlining club and driver expectations the air was soon filled with the symphony that is a well tuned flat six. Heading east onto the Maroondah Highway towards Lilydale the soundtrack continued with the keen onlooker spotting GTS versions of Cayman and Boxster, 991 GT3 and Turbo 911, with the cohort turning onto the Warburton Highway, with the first stop of the day in the town of the same name. With the temperature rising, the opportunity was taken to enjoy the sunshine and true open air motoring that a Boxster, or any convertible can provide. Interestingly, the term Boxster is derived from combining Boxer (engine) with Roadster (convertible). The real treat however was the road ahead. Heading out of Warburton, keeping right towards Woods Point lies one of Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest driving 64

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roads, the Reefton Spur. Countless corners test both PSM and adhesion, with caution also required as the road is frequented by Motorbike riders at sometimes high velocity. Patchy sun covering and leaf litter also add to the varied conditions, hence adherence to both the tarmac and posted road speed will provide greatest joy. Turning left onto the Marysville, Lake Mountain Road, the opportunity is provided to clear any residual carbon deposits from exhaust valves before a picturesque drive through the small town that has undergone regeneration after recent fires. Heading out towards Healesville, the Black Spur provided the group with a second opportunity to enjoy the magnificent flowing drive

experience that this road provides. By now, thoughts of lunch had developed with the RACV Club in Healesville the final destination for the day. The service, smorgasbord and venue were of the highest standard, befitting the engineering excellence parked out on the front apron. Overall this event was highly enjoyable - great road selection and planning, with only a minor misfire and reported puncture to distract from an otherwise brilliant morning. Thanks go to Kane Wilson, Register Captain and club members for making this, the final Boxster/ Cayman run of 2017 a great success.


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The Early Morning Run to Forrest Story & Photos James Borg & Margaret Russell-Borg Sunday 15th Oct 2017

Although we may have stretched the envelope for members outside Geelong, the uncivilised start of 7am for a 7.30am departure on a clear Sunday morning still proved popular with 17 members and guests arriving in 11 cars at the meeting point. A healthy number of 5 Turbos in the mix. Although a hefty 170km in distance this run was very popular last year, so we dared to re-run it this year. This run was formatted specifically with the driver in mind – some long stretches of open country road gently lead into the undulating, curvy roads of the Otway Forest around Kawarren and Gellibrand. These roads condense incredibly on the Beech Forest Lavers Hill Road, and then open up again with a nice stretch of open windy roads towards our destination, the Forrest Brewery. A check-run earlier in October uncovered a 4km stretch of road-works, which Margaret was able to detour using some excellent country lanes. But your check-run is only as good as fate will allow, as we were soon to see outside Gellibrand. As we moved into the Otway Forest, a small stretch of road had sunk into the hillside, fortunately leaving just enough bitumen behind to allow us to pass….phew! Despite the sunshine, it was still fairly cool – and probably bound to get cooler in the countryside – but Mark Horton Andrews braved the elements 66

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to drive the run with the top down in his Boxster. Not sure if he was smiling all the way or if his face froze in that position, but he was the only one of 4 convertible drivers present to get that ‘wind-in-the-hair’ experience.

The clear morning, great roads, a fantastic group of people and the impressive range of Porsches made for a fun day, so we’d like to thank all participants for making this event the success it was.

We were made most welcome by Brad, Sharon & staff at the Forrest Brewery. Great coffee, a hearty breakfast and clean country air made our visit a delight. Two lots of 4 bottles of Forrest Brewery beer were raffled-off, with Richard Henley drawing his own ticket (to howls of protest!) and then Michelle’s ticket. A gathering in the morning sunshine gave members a chance to discuss the possibility of the drive to Apollo Bay, or a visit to the Birregurra Fair, just down the road.

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Run to Toolangi Story & Photos: Chris Mason Sunday 29th October, 2017

Perfect Melbourne weather heralded the prospect of one of the best GT3/RS/Register runs in the Club’s history and as the cars started to arrive that forecast was quickly confirmed. First to arrive was Linley and Helen Baxter’s 996 GT3 Mk.1, then a couple of 991 GT3 RS’s arrived, followed by David and Kathy Danziger’s 997 GT3 RS 4.0, and the stage was set. The rest of the pack included a McLaren 650S, 996 Turbo cabriolet, several 997 GT3’s, and a couple of 996 GT3 Mk. 2’s. Linley Baxter, filling in for Register Captain Greg Humphries, did a perfect run briefing reinforcing the need to drive responsibly, and then the cars briskly headed east from the Mulgrave McDonalds towards Lysterfield searching for the morning team venue in Gembrook. The Sunday morning traffic was light but traffic lights split the group into two. The rural setting of the Dandenong’s was the perfect backdrop for effectively warming up the cars (and drivers) and there were enough twists and turns to keep the navigators on their toes as well. 68

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Gembrook was already busy when we arrived, but the spirited driving in our first stage was demanding enough for everyone to need a break. New members were welcomed, the specifications of the various cars compared, and the coffee and cake sampled. The second stage, the run to Toolangi, took us through Cockatoo and skirted past Woori Yallock, Healesville and Yarra Glen, familiar roads to most register run attendees. Being Sunday and a beautiful day meant keeping our eyes open for speed cameras, and sure enough there were three cameras along the way. Most of the run is in the twisty sections of the Dandenongs where, even with an 80 km/hr limit, even our quick drivers like Tony Stephens in his 991 GT3 RS would be hard pressed to exceed the limit. The perfect run to test these Porsche GT cars. Just as we hit the famed Myer Creek Road the Toolangi Tavern appeared on our left. The perfect venue, shared between three car clubs, the Tavern staff provided a great two course lunch at just the right pace allowing our 20 attendees time to chat and share their relevant Porsche experiences.

The debrief confirmed no-one had been caught by the speed cameras, that everyone had enjoyed the drive, no technical issues occurred with the cars, and everyone was looking forward to the next run. Thanks to Greg Humphries for setting the run vision, Ken Anson the Registers Director for his help with the run notes and Linley Baxter for coordinating the run day.


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In Our Service… No. 2: aPorschaPart and Hartech Automotive Services

It’s interesting but not surprising to note how like-businesses agglomerate. In the automotive world, examples readily spring to mind: cars, parts and equipment factories; car dealerships; and body shops and paint shops to name a few. And as this occurs, the agglomerating businesses develop special skills and start to give a place a name, and a reputation for specialisation, quality and excellence. In Victoria, amongst others, think Cremorne and Richmond; think Castlemaine; think Ballarat, North Williamstown and Mordialloc. In the latter instance, there are two important business that service the Porsche world: aPorschaPart and Hartech Automotive Services. And because of the synergies, related industries are building up around them in the form of body shops, paint shops and the like with a number of these developing their own expertise in working on Porsches. Hartech Automotive Services, owned and operated by Adrian Harkin, provides skilled technical support and repairs to Porsche owners while aPorschaPart, owned by Dennis O’Keefe (one of the nicest and most astute people in our Porsche world), and managed by Brett Achterdenbosch, sells second hand and new Porsche parts. Amusingly, the Hartech advert in Porsche Parade (see page 45 of this issue), states “I only service cars for my friends”. Fortunately, that is not quite true: Adrian will service anyone’s car (even to the point of doing heaps on my old 944), but the 70

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quality of his work is such that you can rest assured that he will soon become your friend. As will Dennis and Brett at aPorschapart. Both Adrian and Dennis are long term PCV members and support Porsche Parade through adverts for their businesses.

While aPorschaPart and Hartech sit just one building apart in Spray Avenue, Mordialloc, the businesses are entirely separate and are worlds apart in their roles. Hartech services cars for a clientele drawn from across and beyond Melbourne with some clients coming from as far as western Victoria and Gippsland. New customers find the business through word of mouth, PCV contacts and through the


Hartech website. By comparison, aPorschaPart customers come from dealerships, repair workshops, and private Porsche owners from right across Australia and regularly, from overseas. And the overseas market is growing significantly as a consequence of the rising value of Porsches, the greater focus on original parts and the sheer scarcity of parts. The synergy between aPorschApart and Hartech is also interesting: Adrian Harkin jumped at the opportunity to take over a closed business, a workshop full of cars and a customer list when an earlier plan by Dennis O’Keefe to have aPorschApart provide service and repairs as well as parts, was abandoned. “We realised that we would be competing with our parts clients and we actually lost some customers”, he explained. “If I was selling parts to repairers at the same time I was trying to win their customers, it wouldn’t look good. So we stopped and Adrian grabbed the opportunity. So we are close to Hartech and supply a lot of parts to them. But we don’t give them priority over others: that wouldn’t be fair”. But they do send clients wanting service his way and if Adrian is away from his workbench at any point, more than likely he will be down the street getting parts from Dennis and Brett. When I first took my 944 to Spray Avenue to get Adrian to look it over, both Adrian and Brett provided me with feedback. So there are strong, but clearly defined synergies, but that’s the end of it. Dennis O’Keefe started aPorschaPart back in 1989. Then based in his back yard garage, Dennis moved to the current factory location in 1991 when he realised that home visits from customers were not going to work and when the need for a rather larger storage area became evident. Previously a development engineer who had worked with VW in Clayton and in a range of other engineering businesses, Dennis got into Porsche parts because of his passion for the marque and his own and other’s need for increasingly rare and scarce parts. Backed by a silent partner, Dennis set about building a repository of what must now be more than a million parts valued at very much more than that, and a business which is not only the biggest in the southern hemisphere but bigger than all others combined. He has stock for just about every model, except perhaps, the very latest Cayennes, Macans and Panameras (as holding stock for the growing proliferation of models is simply not viable), with that stock covering every component of a vehicle. Dennis explains that for years he barely took a wage as he reinvested earnings into parts that he knew would one day –sometimes 10 or 20 years later—provide a worthwhile return. In what some may read as a strange approach to business, he and Brett have a cannily sound but purposefully vague idea of what they have (and where it is stashed) and won’t part with anything too readily. Once a part has gone it’s gone, they explain, and they are at pains to not lose something that may be needed today when it will really be needed some time later. Sometimes of course, cash flow requirements have meant that they have had to relent and sell but in general, they ration out the supply, setting prices that reflect rarity, need, and increasingly, world prices. And a sign on the front desk wall says a lot: “Prices. Subject to change according to customer’s attitude”. Rare body shells, doors for left hand drive

vehicles, seats and rare gearbox casings, that were once seen to have limited value, are now rising, and rising dramatically on a month-by-month basis. So they are treasured, hidden away and often, not even spoken of! aPorschApart sources used and some new parts from all over, having at times, bought out other overseas suppliers, and stored vehicles in the US and Europe to guarantee availability or until shipping and import duties (which still apply to used parts) could be afforded. In the early days, Dennis accrued a million frequent flyer points chasing parts. He had a regular nine-day trip that took him to LA, New York, London and back by the same route, loading 5 cars per container by hand and by himself in each city to ship back supplies. At one point he had no fewer than fifteen 40-foot containers of parts Australia-bound, once he’d scraped together the money to pay for them. aPorschApart also buys and dismantles vehicles that have been written off and from time to time, repairs and sells second hand cars. On the lot at the time of my visit were a Boxster, Cayenne, and two 944s. Dennis explains that he would rather repair a Porsche and get it back on the road than wreck it. “Every Porsche on the road is a car that will need parts”, he explains. “Every car that is pulled apart is one less to service and support. And one less that someone can enjoy”. Brett Achterdenbosch joined aPorschapart in 2007 and now runs the business as full time manager. “He pays me a wage” says Dennis. Dennis generally comes in four days a week and is winding down his involvement….well no: he’s freeing up time to do some more detailed inventory work, such is his passion for everything Porsche! As well as Dennis and Brett, aPorschapart personnel include new tech appointee, Shaun Massey, and officer manager Kate. Unlike Dennis and Brett, Adrian Harkin at Hartech is something of a chip off the old block --or a master’s apprentice who has become a master in his own right. Adrian did his apprenticeship at Hamiltons and was involved in the transition to Porsche Centre Melbourne --where he is still fondly remembered. Adrian left PCM in 1999 to see if the grass was greener with another marque (Audi), but soon saw the error of his ways, but unfortunately a motorcycle accident late in 2000 saw a delay in his return to PCM till 2001. Once back in the fold, Adrian took up where he left off, repairing and learning about the best cars in the world. Adrian only left PCM in order to chart his own destiny and to provide what he sees as a more personalised service to Porsche owners via Hartech Automotive Services. Adrian is passionate about all Porsches, though he has a preference for and does most of his work on the more classic cars, in particular the 911s, 928s, and 944s of the 70s, 80s and 90s. When asked why the older cars and not the newer models. Adrian answered “These were the poster cars of my child hood, I idolised these cars as a teenager and now I get to work on them all day every day.” When I visited, Adrian had five 928s in the workshop, along with two or three 944s, a 993, 911SC, and a Boxster or two.

serious work, Adrian took it under his wing and it became his daily driver for the next five years. With the addition of a 1985 928S to the Harkin family earlier this year, Adrian and his wife are now able to both enjoy driving in the Torque Tube Register runs. Until recently, Adrian did all the work on his client’s cars but has now been joined by Marc who puts in three days a week as a junior tech. Rhonda comes in to fill the job of office manager two days a week. Adrian is growing the business, but organically, within his own capacities and timeframe and in a way that retains the strong personal contact with his clients. I last spoke to Dennis about aPorschaPart as a business (which has been my go-to supplier of rare parts since day 1), at a 356 Register concours back in late 2015. At that time, he indicated that the business was thriving but that it was on the market. It has now been sold, to a Melbourne-based buyer backed by a consortium of investors. But Dennis and Brett are staying on and the business is not moving: “It would be just too hard to do”, Dennis argues. Dennis will retain ownership of the building while Brett is as “welded-on” in the sale contract as are the many parts he “curates” like artworks in a national gallery. So aPorschaPart will continue and expand. Dennis predicts that it will become more international in its focus as overseas demand grows but at the same time, he wants to resist this so that the needs of Australian Porsche owners are not overlooked. In closing, Porsche Parade pays tribute to Dennis and to his baby, aPorschaPart, a major supporter of our marque and without which, many a Porsche would not be on the road. And though the business is entering a new era, Dennis will still be around and will have a continuing involvement with it. Thanks to Dennis O’Keefe and Brett Achterdenbosch at aPorschaPart, 5 Spray Ave, Mordialloc Ph. 03 9587 5260 www. Aporschapart.com sales@ aporschapart.com and to Adrian Harkin, Hartech Automotive Services, 9A Spray Ave, Mordialloc, 03 9588 0134 info@ hartech.com.au www.hartech.com.au

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