March Spinner

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MARCH 2024
CONTENTS 03 Apex 04 Planned Driving Tours 08 Cars & Coffee Recap 11 Drive and Dine Recap 14 Mad/Warren Drive Recap 18 Upcoming Drives 21 Wisconsin Drive Preview 23 Competition Calendar 24 60 Day Event List 26 Board Meeting Minutes 27 Schonesland Board


Soon we will be our driving tours for 2024! Just like most of us will be doing some “de-winterizing” to our “summer” cars, I would like you to do some maintenance for the club and PCA to get ready for the season!

Log into your account. (hJps://

Click on “Edit My Profile” on the leR side of the screen.

• Verify all this informa.on is correct and up to date.

o This is where you can click for membership auto renewal under Profile Informa.on. Comes in handy for those of you who forget to renew!

• Verify and update your vehicles.

o You will need the VIN to add a vehicle.

• Verify your address is correct.

o If you haven’t been geXng Panorama, verify this is correct before calling PCA!

Click on “Billing/Payment SeXngs” on the leR side of the screen.

• Verify you have informa.on stored here if you have auto renewal set up.

• This is where you can remove auto renewal if needed.

Click on “Manage Communica.ons” on the leR side of the screen.

• Look through this list and verify you have checked what communica.on you want/ need.

• Near the boJom is Region/Zone communica.on.

o If you are not receiving emails from the region, verify you have not opted out of regional emails!

Note: If you make any changes, make sure to SAVE your changes. There is usually a buJon that says “Save” or “Update”.

Log into Motorsportreg. (hJps://

Click on “My Account”.

• You can edit/verify your profiles(s) by clicking on each profile.

• Verify your info and vehicles.

• Verify you have PCA – Schonesland chosen as an Organiza.on.



It was mentioned in the mid-February email, but I want to ensure everyone knows the Des Moines Porsche dealership is still on track to have a groundbreaking this spring. Latest word was middle of April. Stay tuned for more info and the possibility of attending the groundbreaking.

The Zone 10 President’s meeting is March 9 and 10. I’m looking forward to hearing updates about PCA and our zone. Our new Zone President, Steve Kemp, had a write up in the February issue of Panorama (page 96). I will share any pertinent news with the region after the meeting!

LIST OF ADVERTISERS Blades Message Page 4 Baxter Comfort Systems Page 5 District 36 Page 10 Gilroy’s Page16 Beckley Automotive Services Page 16 Porsche of Omaha Page 21 Pro-Staff Termite Pest Control Page 26 BMW of Des Moines Page 29 Protective Solutions Page 31 Iconic Autosport Page 32 Swirl Free Page 34 Serving the local area since 1928 I 120 S. Main St. Baxter, IA 50028 I 641.328.8708


April 20 - Mad Warren

April 27 & 28 - Loess Hills to Sioux City

May 18 & 19 - Nauvoo Trail

June 8 - Dragoon Trail

June 21 to 29 - Great Western Skies

July 11 - Drive to Road America

July 12 & 13 - Omaha Cars & Coffee

July 25 to 28 - Redwing, MN

Aug 29 to Sept 2 - Eureka Springs

Sept 14 MA Hill Drive

Oct 10 to 13 - Wisconsin Fall Colors


MadWarren Drive & Loess Hills Run To Sioux City

Hopefully, winter will soon be in the rearview mirror and spring will usher in Schonesland’s 2024 driving season with the MadWarren drive on Saturday morning, April 20th.

Trail boss Herman Riva is putting together a memorable half-day event to get our Porsches out of winter’s hibernation and running down the hilly and curvy highways of Madison & Warren counties. As usual, this exciting tour will end with lunch, giving everyone time to chat and enjoy each other’s company. Pencil this event into your calendars and look for more information as the final details are announced.

The Loess Hills Run to Sioux City will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 27th & 28th. One of Schonesland’s favorite tours, this drive will thrill you with some of the best driving roads in the state of Iowa. The Loess Hills Scenic Byway is on the United States Registry of Scenic Byways, and deservedly so. Touring Committee member and Trail Boss Cam Torstensen will be filling you in on dining and route details when they are completed.

With an overnight stay at the beautiful Marriott Riverfront Hotel, overlooking the mighty Missouri River in South Sioux City, NE and our private dinner at the legendary Kahill’s Chop House in the hotel, it’s a full day of driving, fun friendship and dining.

A block of 30 rooms (under “Schonesland Porsche Club”) is in place for you to call to reserve your room at 402-494-4000 or online at: https://

You can choose between a Riverview or Parkview room with a king or two queen beds available at a special rate of $140 per night Parkview or $150 Riverview.

The next morning, if you have the time, you can drive the Byway again to return home.

This is a very popular Schonesland event and the rooms go fast, so for now, get your room reserved and we’ll be back to you for lunch and dinner choices later.

Please put these dates on your calendar!


Day 1

Drive to Nauvoo

Saturday May 18 - Sunday May 19, 2024

Main attractions: Scenic Mississippi river vistas, Rand Park, Nauvoo Temple, Settlement of Nauvoo and the Great River Bridge.

Suggested homework (there may be a test):



Event start: KwikStar, 2030 21st St NW, Altoona, IA 50009

Morning rest break: Casey’s General Store, 1117 S Clinton St, Albia, IA 52531

Lunch stop: Riverbend Pizza and Steakhouse, 603 1st St, Keosauqua, IA 52565

Afternoon rest break: Casey’s General Store, 201 Madison Ave, Donnellson, IA 52625

Hotel: Hampton Inn Burlington, 3001 Winegard Dr Suite 130, Burlington, IA 52601

319-237-0700 Room rate $159, breakfast included Our block of rooms is protected until May 4.


Martini’s Grill, 610 North 4th Street, Suite 400, Burlington, Iowa 52601


Day 2

Main attractions: Snake Alley, Scenic Mississippi river overlook, Scenic Mississippi river vistas

Morning rest break: Casey’s General Store, 1111 Oregon State, Muscatine, IA 52761

Lunch stop: Kalona Brewing Company, 405 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

Mid-afternoon break and end of drive: Casey’s General Store, 106 N Front St, Montezuma, IA 50171

The entire route has been loaded into Ride with GPS


Only 14 Schoneslanders made the February Cars & Coffee. Must have been the winter blahs.

But, inside the Cozy Cafe the coffee was hot and the conversation lively.

From left to right: Dave Hill and Mark Golden.

From left to right: Jeff Hammond and Julienne Krennrich.

From left to right: Membership Chair Ken Watkins and Past President Drew Hillman.

Porsche Parade offers driving tours in which PCA members and guests meet up at a defned starting location, drive together along an interesting route, and enjoy a unique place or destination – often including a luncheon with PCA friends. Parade is a great time to join a driving tour! Phase 2 Registraton Opens April 3, 2024

June 9-15, 2024

Birmingham Convention Center

Birmingham, Alabama

Don’t Just Atend Porsche Parade...
...Be a Part of It!


It was a great Drive & Dine with 45 Schoneslanders attending. When you see a parking lot, like the one above, you know it’s going to be a good evening.


From left to right: Phil Patterson, Larry Robertson and Bill Nowysz.

From left to right: Jacqueline Nickolaus and Angela Nowysz.

From left to right: Resplendent in turquoise Heather Baker and hubby Jim Baker.

From left to right: John Kelly, Patrick Kelly and Mary Robertson.

by Dustin Petticord and Skip Hammerman.

Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta +1 313 312 0780 PCA’s Classic Club Coupe Heads to Auction June 10 No. 001/001 Classic Series Sonderwunsch (special request) – Factory One-Off
NEW MEMBERS Type to enter text Grant Ferguson Waukee, IA 2012 Panamera Turbo Donald Whi> Des Moines, IA 2023 911 Carrera T Thomas Phan West Des Moines, IA 2014 Cayman S


Question: Where can you go and not be surprised by three generations of Racing Yellow Porsches, not so randomly, parked together? Answer: Cars and Coffee Scottsdale. Yup, in January, February and March when Scottsdale fills back up with snow birds Cars and Coffee is the place to be on the first Saturday of the month.

Porsches show up from barn-find filthy all the way up to garage queen polish.


This is the first Singer I have seen in person. From 100 feet away it looks pretty much looks like er, umm, a Porsche. But as you get closer you are consumed by the special details that make this look like no other.

In the resto-mod world they refer to the engine compartment as “the Jewel Box”. But, open up the rear lid on a water-cooled and all you get are twist-off knobs for fluids. Not so on a Singer. I had to be patient to even get a photo of the engine bay. There were so many people gathered around to even get close.


So, how do you like your 4.0 liter engine. If you like RS 4.0’s I have three matching ones for you. (Right Photo) If not, you could choose from a 911R, a dozen or more GT3’s or what looks like a normal 992 except when the rear badge tells you it’s a Sport Classic.


The car on the left was actually on BAT for sale in Feb. It is a1967 Porsche 911S coupe converted to a 911R-inspired racer in 1991 by Gary and Rod Emory of Parts Obsolete in Costa Mesa, California.

The New Porsche Center Omaha.

Omaha’s exclusive Porsche Center took a westward move. You can fnd Porsche Omaha’s new Porsche Center on the Northwest corner of 180th & Dodge Street. We look forward to serving our Midwest customers and beyond as we have been for over a decade now..

Growing further together.

Porsche Omaha

18101 Burt Street

Omaha, NE 68022

( 402 ) 504-1510

© 2024 Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of trafc laws at all times.

ALPIO’S 2024

Yup! Your favorite editor is still in the dessert. And, when in the dessert all car guys head to Alpio’s the second Saturday of every month for Super Car Saturday. This particular Saturday was special because the Arizona Chapter of PCA staged a half day driving tour to Bartlett Lake and back. The fact that Super Car Saturday coincided with a PCA Driving Tour had the parking lots surrounding Alpio’s full of interesting Porsches. (luv that Acid Green)


Not just Porsches show up for Super Car Saturday. Take this trio of SL’s to the right. Below: I had to ask since I had never seen this color before. They are Ruby Stone Red. And, there were two of them.


Saturday morning, Great Plains region monthly Cars


The Arizona Chapter of PCA has several advantages over Schonesland. Forget the weather and miles of smooth mountain roads. Forget that the only salt they see is around the rim of a margarita. The Arizona Chapter has size. It’s the whole State of Arizona. 2,000 members strong. Schonesland has 218 members. Arizona has a population of 7,000,000 with more than 5,000,000 living in metropolitan Phoenix. In fact Phoenix is growing by half the population of Des Moines every single year. So, the above image of a pre-drive meeting and Porsches lining up in anticipation of departure should look familiar. 60 Porsches made the drive.


Just like Porsche is dedicated to building the highest-quality cars on the market, Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control is committed to providing the absolute highest quality termite and pest control services in the industry. Not only do we kill bugs fast, we do it while providing premier customer service and complete satisfaction guaranteed.

Pro-Staff always puts customer satisfaction first. All of the materials we use are registered with the EPA, and we are always careful to apply materials in a safe and effective manner. Our expert technicians look forward to providing you with the level of service you have come to expect!












The Schonesland Region is experiencing unprecedented growth in membership and participation. That growth is due, in part, from the work of past leaders who built a solid foundation for growth. Will MacFarland served as Board President (2017 to 2018) and Spinner Editor (2020 to 2022). He is a man who loves his Porsches and is willing to give his time and energy to support our club. So, it’s time we get to know Will better.

Editor: In 200 words or less, tell us about yourself.

Will: I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, went to the University of Delaware, did Air Force pilot training in Mississippi (where I met my wife Anne, who was attending law school in St. Louis), then served in North Dakota, Las Vegas, and New Mexico before joining the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines. I retired from the military after 20 years and two master’s degrees and have since avoided getting a real job by instead wrangling a gig flying the Embraer 170/175 for Republic Airways.

Editor: What was your first car?

Will: I learned to drive on a 5-speed 1993 Corolla, but my first car was a 2003 Acura RSX Type S, to which I eventually added an Injen intake and Jackson Racing supercharger and headers.


Around the time my sons, Ethan and Ryan, were born, I sold the RSX to swap to a responsible, family-man 2003 Audi RS6, doubling my forced induction and cylinder count (but far more than doubling my maintenance costs).

Editor: When did you first get introduced to Porsches?

Will: I was introduced to Porsches by an uncle who married into the family and brought with him an ’85 944. Other contributors to my Porsche fascination included the debut of the 959, the release of the video game Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, this commercial, and the GT1 winning Le Mans in ’98.

Editor: What was your first Porsche?

Will: In late 2010, the RS6 was totaled in a crash, and I couldn’t put off owning a Porsche any longer. After missing out on a 964 RS America, I found a 2003 Carrera 4S 6-speed coupe, Seal Grey on Grey, in Los Angeles. I asked a coworker who owned an airplane to drop me off in LA, and then drove the 996 back home to Vegas. It became my daily driver for nearly the next 10 years.


Editor: Today, what is in your garage?

Will: Today my garage includes that same 996 (which Anne adores and they will always keep), a 2013 Cayenne Diesel, a 2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge, a 2019 Subaru WRX Limited 6speed, and a 2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. From late 2015 to early 2022, I also owned a 1992 968 coupe (6-speed).

Ethan has just gotten his school permit, so the MacFarland fleet may change very soon.

Editor: If you had a dream Porsche, what would it be?

Will: Ideally, my garage would include a Carrera GT, but that seems unlikely.

Editor: What is your favorite part of the Schonesland Club?

Will: As a member of Schonesland for the last 10+ years, my favorite activities are the Holiday Parties, content-creating for the Spinner and the group jaunts to national-tier PCA events. I am always up for a chat about cars or airplanes or racing – you can catch me at events whenever I’m not in the sky.


March 9 Cars & Coffee @ Cozy Cafe, Johnston

March 19 Drive & Dine @ Bravo Italian, West Des Moines

April 13 Autocross, DE and Track Seminar

April 13 Cars & Coffee @ Cozy Cafe, Johnston

April 16 Drive & Dine @ TBD

April 20 Mad Warren Driving Tour

April 20 DMVR SCCA Autocross (not a PCA event)

April 27&28 Loess Hills Driving Tour


• Call to Order

• Cars & Coffee Recap/Future Events

• Drive & Dine Recap/Future Events

• Driving Tours Update

• Financial Report

• Advertising Report

• Competition Events

• Non-Club Events Reviewed

• New Member Update

• Website

• New Business:

• Zone 10 Presidents Meeting March 9&10

• Des Moines Porsche Dealership update

• Walkie-talkie discussion

• Voting Platform Discussion

• Election of Officers end of 2024

• 2025 Panning meeting Dec. 14th.

• Next Meeting – March 26th, District 36, 6PM if eating, 7PM for meeting


Belinda Nordman
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