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October, 2018

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Volume 59, No. 10


Timeless Beauty

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Coming up: Oct. 4 - Tischzeit Thursday Oct. 5-7 - Porsche St. Louis Fall HPDE Oct. 13 - Bowling Green Fall Tour Oct. 13 - CPG Dinner, 44 Stone House Oct. 20 - Cars & Coffee, Westport Plaza Oct. 27 - Fall Color Tour

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October, 2018 Vol. 59, No. 10


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In this issue: President’s Message Tischzeit Thursday Porsche St. Louis Fall HPDE Fall Drive to Bowling Green CPG Dinner Gathering Fall Color Tour Street Survival Metalin’ Guitar Tour CPG Centralia Picnic All Porsche Car Show Ozarks ‘18 H3 Wilkommen Anzeiges Mark Your Calendar


Jim Fiss St. Louis, MO


Catherine Ham St. Louis, MO


Dan Sokol St. Louis, MO 63105

Board Members

Joel Aurand Gary Bachman Geoff Baltz Jim Eckles Jim Fiss Chad Funkhouser Nancy Goodman Dan Hinkebein Josh Landau Marek Parafiniuk Bob Paster Steve Sullivan Elaine Rose Bob Tamsky Ted Zimmermann

President Emeritus Allen Maddy

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Die Porsche Plauderei is the official publication of St. Louis Region, PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA. Opinions expressed herein represent the views of the authors only. Associate Regions, by this statement, are authorized to use materials in this publication provided proper credits are included. Deadline for articles or information for publication is the 15th of the month prior to publication. Submissions may be edited for grammar and length. Editor reserves the right to edit all material and to publish only material that is felt to be in the best interest of the Region. Forward inquiries and materials for publication to ESSINC Group, Box 510109, St. Louis, MO, 63151-0109 e-mail: Send changes of address to Membership, St. Louis Region PCA,, Box 510109, St. Louis, MO, 63151-0109.

Zone 10 Rep.

Julie Bailey

Columbia Porsche Group

Membership Chair

Safety Chair

Kelis Thacker

Southern IL & SE Missouri

Allen Maddy Wade Bowlin

Public Relations Chair Region Facebook Group: Jim Singler Instagram:


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Karl Robinson

Social Events Chairs

Car Show Chair

Jim Fiss

Gail Warren Mary Ecsedy

Pam Wingbermuehle Patty Paster

Plauderei Editor

Earlwayne Stumpf

Website & Social Media Chair Ted Zimmermann


President’s Message October 2018


ooking back over the last few months, I believe we, as a region, could say we have had a very successful summer. Our April HPDE was sold out. The Intro to High Performance Driving and its associated track day and Advanced Driver Day were very well attended, the Summer HPDE did well and the Fall HPDE is already sold out. Our Region was very well represented at the Parade at the Lake of the Ozarks, with more members in attendance than any other region - and we had a great time! Tischzeit Thursdays are always a sellout, the All Porsche Car Show and cocktail party were a great success, and when the weather cooperates, our tours are well attended. We have recruited about 80 new members this year and are now nearing 1,000 region members. Now that Fall has arrived, I can see no change in our momentum. We’ve got some great, and important, upcoming events, too. Tischzeit Thursday continues; the first Thursday of every month (except December) we get together at a local restaurant to eat and drink as a group. Watch the Plauderei and our Facebook group for location and RSVP instructions. Some of our best tours, including the Bowling Green Tour and the Fall Color Tour, are also coming soon. Then comes Street Survival. On November 3rd, St. Louis Region will host our first Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program. Started by the BMW CCA Foundation 16 years ago, “the school’s aim is to reduce deadly car crashes involving teenagers by providing them a controlled setting where they can gain invaluable experience in car control, all with a knowledgeable coach always at their side...”, but we need more coaches. If you are interested, and have HPDE, racing or other high performance driving experience, please volunteer to be a coach. There is nothing you can do in a car in a single day that will be more fulfilling. Contact Dan Hinkebein to volunteer. Another great volunteer opportunity is also upcoming. This is the time of the year when we ask for members who’d like to get more involved in the region to volunteer as board members and committee chairs. If you have an interest, contact Jim Fiss to register that interest. 2

Last, but not least, our Holiday Party will take place on December 1st at Porsche St. Louis. Our Social Chairs are working hard to make the party as great as last year’s celebration. My advice to you, don’t miss it! The next few months are shaping up to be as much fun as the summer. But just wait, 2019 will be St. Louis Region’s 60th year, and it should be a memorable one!

Tischzeit Thursday:

Lester’s Sport Bar & Grill 6:30 p.m., Oct. 4th 9906 Clayton Road, Ladue


e’ve made it to Fall. Hopefully Mother Nature will notice that soon. It’s time to dial back the heat and humidity, and relax with friends for our October casual dining gathering. Join us at Lester’s Sports Bar on Clayton Road, just east of the Clayton Road exit off I-64 / 40. Join us for a fun evening with your Porsche friends as we welcome the Fall driving season. As always, there is no agenda at our Tischzeit Thursday...just a relaxing evening of food and beverages spiced up with stories of Porsche fun of days gone by and the adventures that lie ahead. PLEASE RSVP by October 2nd to Patty at See you there!! And mark your calendar now to save November 1st for our last Tischzeit Thursday of 2018. Hope to see you there.

It’s not too early to think Christmas! Mark your calendar NOW!

Regional Christmas Party December 1st

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Porsche St. Louis

Porsche St. Louis


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here is little doubt that our High Performance Driver’s Education events are popular. The First Time, Novice and Intermediate Groups for our upcoming Porsche St. Louis Fall HPDE filled within 96 hours of the opening of registration. Our DE team is still placing names on a ‘Wait List’ to fill spots that might open up if someone cancels, but there is no guarantee a spot might open up. There are still a couple spots open in the Advanced and Instructor Groups, but these groups require proof of past track driving experience or PCA Instructor training to be included in the upcoming HPDE. For those new to our HPDE program, perhaps an explanation is in order as to why the events fill so quickly. Our DE team has placed a strict limit on the number of cars allowed on the track in each group. When you are out there experiencing performance driving for the first time, you need to be able to concentrate on what you are doing and what your vehicle is telling you. If we allow too many vehicles on the track, chances are you will quickly find someone wanting to pass. You end up spending too much time watching your mirrors and breaking your driving rhythm to allow someone to get around you. And you end up learning a lot less than if you had the space and time to concentrate on your vehicle and your moves without having to make room for someone behind you. As a result, we limit the number of participants in each group...and that results in events filling quickly. In addition, Friday, October 5, 2018 is an “Advanced DE Day”, which is open only for our Instructors, Advanced Drivers who have previously been approved to drive solo in our Advanced Group, or those who have prior email approval from us to register. Friday will be run pursuant to PCA’s “Expanded Passing” (“EP”) rules with passing permitted almost anywhere on the track with a “point by”. If you are not comfortable with EP, do not register for Friday. Most of our past DEs have sold out quickly, especially for First Timers, Novice and Intermediate Group drivers. Our last Fall DE sold out for ALL run groups. We urge you not to wait too long to register. The opening of registration is announced on our Regional Facebook page. Don’t be disappointed. Register EARLY at: 5


Fall Foliage Drive to Bowling Green with Amish meal and Lay Sculpture Garden

Saturday, Oct. 13


oin your fellow Porsche enthusiasts for a casual country drive, followed by lunch and a tour of the sculpture garden at the Saint Louis University Lay Center for Education and the Arts, outside Bowling Green. We will meet at 9:00 am in the Dierberg’s parking lot at 217 Salt Lick Road in St. Peters with our departure for the town of Hawk Point, MO at 9:30. The Dierberg’s is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Interstate 70 and Salt Lick Road / Hwy 79 in St. Peters. We will have a short “pit stop” in Hawk Point, MO and then proceed to the home of Jacob and Barbara Yoder (10346 Hwy Y, Bowling Green, MO), where they will serve us an Amish family-style meal. Bring an appetite, because this is a full-course, all-youcan-eat “country” meal served with your choice of two meats, drinks, and dessert. Cost is $12.50 per person, all inclusive. Since the Amish cook on wood stoves, it is imperative that we have an accurate head count to give the family. E-mail Joel at jaurand@ to RSVP by Friday, October 5th to be added to the list of those attending. You MUST make a reservation to attend this event. Additionally, the Amish do not take credit cards, so payment must be made in CASH. To make things simple, I will collect the ‘lunch money’ before we leave St. Peters and give it to the family when we arrive. Following lunch, for those who are interested, we will drive to the Lay Sculpture Garden on County Road UU outside Bowling Green. The Garden has an assortment of walking paths, green areas, along with numerous works of art. The Garden is free, and you will be free to spend at much, or as little, time as you like. Return to St. Louis via Hwy 61 is at your discretion. This is a fall tour you won’t want to miss! 7

CPG Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 13 44 Stone Public House, Columbia


ur mid-Missouri members are changing their schedule for October. All St. Louis Region members are invited to join them at the 44 Stone Public House in Columbia at 6 p.m. on October 13th for a casual dining experience with your Porsche friends. 44 Stone Public House is a popular English / American gathering place at 3910 Peachtree Drive...just off Nifong. The 44 Stone Public House has always been a popular dining destination for our mid-Missouri members. Please RSVP to J at to reserve your place at the table for this enjoyable evening of good food and Porsche fun with your fellow Porschephiles.

Cars & Coffee 2018


Saturday, Oct. 20 Westport Plaza

hankfully, the worst of the summer heat is behind us. October mornings usually mean cool days, lower humidity and the perfect time for car enthusiasts to come together at Westport Plaza for the popular Cars & Coffee at Westport. St. Louis Metro Cars & Coffee beckons car enthusiasts to gather and ogle the beautiful collection of cars that come together for a relaxed Saturday morning. Metro Cars & Coffee puts out the welcome mat as it invites everyone to cruise on over to Westport Plaza on Saturday, October 20th to enjoy a leisurely morning surrounded by an incredible variety of cars and fellow car enthusiasts. As usual, Cars & Coffee will start at 8:00 am and wrap up about 11:00 am. Join us in the morning cool before you begin your hectic weekend schedule of errands and activities. Cars & Coffee draws out an incredible assortment of some of the best cars you can imagine, even on the rainy Saturdays. Just a reminder - Cars & Coffee is only possible through the generous support of Westport Plaza and the Plaza merchants. Please be considerate of those attending Cars & Coffee and those who might just be cruising over to Westport for morning coffee or breakfast. 8

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Fall Color Tour to Hermann Wine Country


Saturday, October 27th, 2018

oin your fellow Porschephiles for a leisurely ride to Hermann, MO on Saturday, October 27th. We will experience the great driving roads and Fall colors of Central Missouri on the way to Hermann for the Octoberfest! The year we will try something new for lunch...The Harvest Table Eatery will again be our host. However, this time they will provide us with a buffet lunch. This will allow everyone to sample their great food and be served quickly and more efficiently. Mary Brennell has come up with a great menu for only $16 per person, plus tax and gratuity. It will include house specialties such as Chicken Pesto, Pulled Pork barbecue, smashed garlic potatoes, confetti rice, cole slaw, fried apples, tea/lemonade. Desserts / alcohol or other beverages can always be added. We think this will allow everyone plenty of time to socialize and enjoy the great food and drink without worry.

We are meeting at the WEST Commuter Lot at 9:00 a.m., on the southwest corner of Hwy 94 and 40 in St. Charles. Be careful, there are TWO lots, one on the East side of Hwy 94 and ours on the WEST. You have to enter the lot from Hwy K, 1 miles WEST of Hwy 94. I would suggest gassing up and visiting the rest room before you arrive. We will leave for Hermann at 9:30 a.m. There will be one Rest Stop along the way at the Thierbach’s Orchard in Marthasville on Hwy 47. They have rest rooms, refreshments and lots of fall treats such as pumpkins, apples and jams. It is approximately 35 miles from the start. Continuing on, we will end up at Harvest Table Eatery & Miscellany in Hermann for lunch. After lunch, you are free to roam about and enjoy all the Octoberfest activities in Hermann. Andie Smolanovich is planning the route that will bring our mid-Missouri members from Columbia to join up with the St. Louis area members in Hermann. Mid-Missouri members should RSVP to Andie at for more details.

Agenda: 9:00 - Meet at the WEST Commuter Parking Lot. 9:30 - Leave for Hermann 10:30 - Theirbach’s Orchard 11:00 - Continue on to Hermann 11:45 - Meet up with the Columbia Porsche Group at Harvest Table Eatery & Miscellany for lunch. 122 E 4th Street, Hermann, MO 65041 573-486-3463

Please RSVP to Steve Sullivan at 636-219-3446 or



St. Louis Region PCA to host its 1st Tire Rack Street Survival School

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018


e are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Tire Rack Street Survival School on November 3rd, 2018 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The Tire Rack Street Survival School was developed by the BMW CCA Foundation in order to provide teen drivers with car handling skills not taught in typical driver’s education programs. The training is split into 4 sessions, 2 class room sessions and 2 driving sessions. In the classroom, they learn about proper seating position and hand positions, mirror placement, the concept of the contact patch of their tires, the theories of weight transfer, the use of long distance vision, and situational awareness. We talk about the challenges of distractions to the driver, be it the radio, iPods, phones for talking or texting or just the simple cause of too many teens in the car. When driving, the student is put through a collection of exercises based on real world scenarios while driving their own car. They work on skid control on a wet skid pad; go through a lane change / accident avoidance maneuvers; perform threshold braking / ABS exercises; and drive a slalom course to learn about weight transfer. The school is open to all Licensed and permitted drivers, ages 16 to 21. You can register your teen driver at

In order to support the school, we are also in need of volunteers to help with set up, registration, and general support for the day as well as in car instructors. In car instructors must take the online certification course found here, become-a-coach/. Volunteers and Certified Instructors, please use this link to sign up to help,



Metalin’ Guitar Tour Sept 8th


ur ride to St. James was a bit soggy, but a huge success! The imminent threat of impending weather forced several to cancel their plans, and we only had seven folks on the trip. However, we went ahead with it anyway. Winding our way down Hwy 50, 28 and 68, we passed through several small towns with lots of character such as Rosebud, Owensville and Grovedale. The rain meant we literally had the roads to ourselves. It did not stop us from enjoying an awesome lunch at Sybil’s with some shopping at the gift shop. Then we made the short drive over to Metalin’ Guitar shop on the other side of I-44. We had the pleasure of hearing about the history of the shop, which is not all guitars. Ken Wolfert, the owner and fellow St. Louis PCA member, started his business back in 1995 producing parts for Brewer Science and UMR. Growing into automotive lines, they produce several products such as air filter covers for air-cooled Porsches, control knobs and pulleys for serpentine belt systems. Recently, Ken made a green guitar that matched one of his recently purchased Challengers. Ken is a car nut, through and through, that owns air-cooled German cars and US muscle cars.


We toured the factory / shop which included all the machines they use for various projects.

The coffee table in his lobby came from an expired drag racer. Upstairs, he had more custom guitars and a mural that depicted several decades of artists. We were even given a guitar lesson!! Fun was had by all even on a rainy day!!

Steve Sullivan

Photos by Steve Sullivan Michele Tetrault



CPG Centralia, MO Picnic


Sept 23rd

n a crisp Autumn day, eleven adults and two young car geeks celebrated the Fall equinox with a tour of the mid-Missouri back roads. The route included exactly one stop light, otherwise the cars proceeded virtually uninterrupted and together in line for the entire trip. The tour of 45 miles consumed nearly an hour, which speaks to the amount of curves and hills along the way. Of the six Porsches on the trip, half were air-cooled 911 models. There was a 1976 Targa, a 1988 coupe and a 993 Twin Turbo with a special growl from its engine. Those three were joined by a pair of 997 Carreras ad a Cayman who’s exhaust note was just as impressive as the Turbo’s. A first-year Boxster completed the line-up at the destination, Centralia’s spacious City Park. The Columbia Porsche Group pot luck picnic served up plenty of variety. There was a crock pot full of pulled pork and delicious BBQ sauces, including the cook’s house sauce, as well as Maull’s and a sauce made right there in Centralia, Sticky Pig. Salads, chips and dip, desserts and sweet breads added to the feast. After eating and a bit of visiting, Robby Robinson gave a brief verbal history of his hometown of Centralia. There were city maps, museum and public garden brochures laid out for everyone to take, in case they wanted to do some exploring. After the food was packed up and the shelter house was cleared, 3 couples choose to visit the nationally renowned Chance Gardens behind the home of Centralia’s Historical Society. That was followed by a brief guided tour through the museum, former home of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Chance. Our hostess, Margie Motley, related the history of the home and each room displayed some special significance to the town or the era pertaining to the house. Be sure to circle the date next year for the annual CPG picnic. Wherever the road takes us, it promises to be a day of challenging roads and delicious eats. See you there!

Robby Robinson


All Porsche Auto Show Cocktail Party Porsche St. Louis Saturday, Sept. 15th


members and guests showed up at Porsche St. Louis for an enjoyable evening of socializing and appetizers prior to our show on Sunday. Appetizers and refreshments were provided by Adeline’s Kitchen. The guest speaker for the evening was Rob Sass, a St. Louis native who is currently the Editor of our own Panorama magazine. Rob lived in Clayton long enough to attend St. Louis University Law School and raise a daughter. He has been covering the classic car market for the New York Times, Sports Car Market, Classic and Sports Car magazine and Autoweek. While Hagerty’s Vice President of Content, he served as the publisher of Hagerty magazine, and was the Editor-in Chief of Chevrolet’s New Roads magazine. He continues to contribute to the Hagerty Price Guide and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Panorama. Rob brought several pre-release copies of the hot-off-the-press October Panorama, and gave an interesting talk about six different ways that Porsche has created disruption in the automotive world. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining as he discussed his picks of Porsche models, that through the years, really upset the apple cart of the automotive world. At first, we may have been dismayed and thought Porsche was off its collective rocker bringing out models like the Cayenne. But we were soon convinced of their foresight that they were really into something.


All Porsche Auto Show in Clayton Sunday, Sept. 16th


members came to show off their pride and joy on Sunday in the downtown section of Clayton. We had nine different classes of cars from the early model 356’s to the latest new models. A good distribution of cars were on display, while a large crowd walked around and admired them in this unique urban setting. It was tough to pick one car from each class, as there were several outstanding ones to choose from. It’s always amazing to see the fantastic examples of cars from each time period that are well cared-for and restored by folks here in the St. Louis area. Winners were chosen by ballots cast from each show participant, plus a Kid’s Choice and Best of Show were chosen.

None of this would have been possible without the support and sponsorship

from the folks at Porsche St. Louis, JML Audio, Detailing Pros and Clear Auto Bra. Our sponsors brought out several beautiful Porsches featuring their products. We are lucky to have them in town.

Several of our Club members put in a LOT of time and effort to be sure everything went like clockwork. They included Jim Fiss, Jim Singler, Dan Hinkebein, Robert Paster, Gary Bachman and Chad Funkhouser. Many thanks are also owed to those who volunteered their early Sunday morning time to help us check in, direct traffic and park cars. Thank you, too, to Patty Paster and Victoria Hinkebein for helping sell T-shirts and count ballots. 19

The Class Winners...

48-65 356 Class: Peter LeBlanc 1958 356 Sunroof Coupe 68-95 Classic Mid/Front Engine Class: Peter Laucis 1976 914 2.0L

65-73 Historic 911 / 912 Class: Liz & Reid Vann 1973 911 RS Lightweight

74-89 G Series 911 Class: Peter LeBlanc 1987 911 Carrera

90-98 Traditional 911 Class: Julie & Brad Bloomquist 1996 993 C4S

99-2012 Contemporary 911 Class: Artur Wagrodzki 2011 997 GT3 RS


2013-Present Late 911 Class: Ali Ehsani 2018 991 GT3

03-Present 4 Door Porsche Class: Dodie & Jerroy Frank 2011 Panamera 4S

97-Present Boxster/Cayman Class: Victoria & Dan Hinkebein 2018 718 Cayman

Kid’s Choice Carol & Jim Fiss 2007 987 Cayman Extra T-shirts will be available for sale at the Fall HPDE. Thank you, Steve Sullivan

Best of Show Mitchell Markow 2018 991 Turbo S Exclusive Edition

Photos by Jim Singler E. Stumpf 21

30 Years of Regional Leadership Gather at Porsche Car Show

In preparation for our Region’s upcoming 60th Anniversary celebration, we asked our past presidents to gather at the Porsche Car Show for a commemorative picture. (from left to right) Jim Fiss (2001-2002), Dave Carr (2011 - 2012), Gary Bachman (1997), Miles Cramer (1996), Jim Singler (2009 2010, 2013), Allen Maddy (2016-1017), Steve Sullivan (2005 - 2006), Dick Bena (1962, 1965, 1970) John Piatt (1966, 1969), Bill Curson (1964, 1982), Brian Johanningmeier (2014 - 2015), Dave Roeder (1988 - 1989), Theodosios Korakianitis, aka Theo Alexander (1993 - 1994), Steve Warren (2018)

Mark Your Calendar Now to Participate in


St. Louis Region’s 60th Anniversary Gala April 6th, 2019 Porsche St. Louis

Ozarks ‘18

Becoming Known as H3


articipants in the 63rd Porsche Parade at Tan-Tar-A have now had time to go home and write their reports about their adventures at the Lake of the Ozarks to be published in their local Regional newsletters. Not surprisingly, one of the almost universal comments that is being relayed to Porsche Club members all over PCA is that July in Missouri is...HOT...and HUMID. Duh! Welcome to a Missouri summer! But one of the most surprising comments being echoed all across PCA is that Missouri is ...HILLY...and offers some incredibly entertaining roads perfect for entertaining drives no matter what Porsche model you take to the road. It can be quite entertaining to read the comments of PCAers from states like Florida and Pennsylvania who express real surprise that the drive to and from the Lake of the Ozarks can provide some major challenges if you are running behind schedule and trying to make up for lost time to make it to the Parade for the Welcoming Party...and for once, the writers are not complaining about Missouri’s notorious construction congestion. I guess many figured that since Kansas with it’s ironing board flat plains and hours of sleepy cruising across land that offers little in the way of scenery is just on the other side of the western state border that a trip to Missouri would be a boring triple-digit snooze on cruise control. But many have told their local Porschephiles

to prepare for possible roller coaster rides up and down hills that sometimes leaves you chasing your tail around the next corner. Time and again, writers are encouraging their fellow Porsche pushers to schedule a little extra time to include a drive through the Ozarks on their Porsche bucket lists. Bottom line is that the consensus among our fellow Porschephiles out there is that despite the heat, Ozarks ‘18 was an entertaining week definitely worth the trip to America’s heartland. Of course, PCNA’s generous efforts to make the Taycan (Mission e) and so many PCNA staffers available to answer our questions about Porsche’s present and future in the United States definitely added to the value of Parade week. The Porsche Club of America is truly blessed to have such an open and mutually respectful relationship with Stuttgart. If you missed your close-in chance to celebrate all that makes PCA unique, there is always next year at Boca Raton. And the organizers of the 64th Parade say Florida will be cooler next year...but they are not commenting on the humidity. 23

Porsche Pulls the Plug on Diesels


n the wake of the notorious VW ‘Dieselgate’ scandal, it should not come as a surprise that Porsche is taking diesel power out of it’s future product mix. In an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed that the marque has stopped all future development of diesel powerplants in all Porsche models. Porsche has already stopped production of diesel Macans, Cayennes and Panameras, and those now in the supply chain are all that will be available. Blume noted that Porsche is making real progress in the development of hybrid Cayennes and Panameras, and improvements in performance of the upcoming Taycan is confirming the Porsche AG Board’s decision to focus on an alternate power future. Blume was quick to assuage the fears of current diesel owners by saying that Porsche fully intends to stand behind those Porsche diesels now on the road. The Porsche chief reinforced Porsche’s vow to continue to look after existing diesel customers with all the ‘professionalism they expect from Porsche’. The announcement is not a surprise after recent reports about the performance we can expect to see from the Taycan when it rolls into our local Porsche dealerships next year. The 2020 Taycan will


deliver more than 600 horsepower to the road anytime you are ready to floor the ‘go pedal’. Porsche says we can expect to get more than 300 miles out of each battery charge. And the Taycan’s lithium-ion batteries will be capable of taking on a fast-charge to soak up enough energy in 15 minutes to deliver another 400 kilometers (248 miles) of Porsche performance - that should be enough to take you across Missouri with one 15 minute charge cycle. Porsche is not shying away from performance questions. The Taycans will come to America programmed to deliver 0-60 sprint times of less than 3 1/2 seconds with top speeds in excess of 124 mph in 12 seconds. Porsche currently has dispatched more than 100 Taycans and 40 engineers all over the world to put the Taycan test mules through their paces in real-life, extreme climate tests from the heat of western South Africa to the cold of the northern Finland and Sweden. Porsche is planning to produce 20,000 Taycans a year when production comes up to speed. The only thing missing about the Taycan right now is the ‘price’.

St. Louis Region Tentative 2018 Calendar

November 1- 8-11 - 14 - 18 -

December 1- Holiday Party, Porsche St. Louis 12 - Changing of the Guard / Planning Meeting 16 - CPG Holiday Gathering

Tischzeit Thursday, PCA Palooza, Eureka Springs, AR General Membership Meeting, Porsche St. Louis CPG Dining Event

Looking for fun times on the track?

Midwest HPDE Schedule


f you long to try your skills in Driver’s Education events at tracks around the Midwest, see if any of these events fit in your schedule:

Oct. 13-14

Central Indiana Region PCA HPDE, Putnam Park, IN

2018 Porsche Palooza Registration OPENS October 1st


egistration for the 14th Annual Porsche Palooza in Eureka Springs, Arkansas OPENS at 6 a.m. on October 1st. This casual gathering of Porsche enthusiasts in the Arkansas Ozarks on November 8th - 11th has become a must attend event for many Porschephiles. The low keyed weekend of driving tours, casual dining and great Autumn scenery is headquartered at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. There are a number of hotels within easy distance of the Best Western which are prepared to accommodate Palooza participants. To register or for more details, check out the website at: 25

Willkommen St. Louis Region welcomes our newest members. We invite you to participate in our Region’s activities. We look forward to meeting you soon. Jim Bruchas Lake St. Louis, MO 63367 ‘06 Boxster S

James Dalton St. Louis, MO 63141 ‘16 Cayman S

Miguel Gelman St. Louis, MO 63131 ‘16 Boxster Spyder

Niaz Khan St. Louis, MO 63122 ‘07 Cayman S

Maxwell Mulholland St. Peters, MO 63376 ‘08 Cayenne S

Jonathan Niezing Wildwood, MO 63040 ‘15 911 Carrera 4S

Joe Piscoitta St. Louis, MO 63122 ‘06 911 Carrera 4S

Benjamin Sansone Des Peres, MO 63131 ‘15 911 Turbo S

Paul Sheehan St. Louis, MO 63138

John DeLuca Ballwin, MO 63011 ‘06 Cayman S Stephen Koos Terre Haute, IN 47804 ‘02 Boxster Michael Peri Lake St. Louis, MO 63367 ‘06 Boxster Secil Schodroski St. Louis, MO 63127 ‘18 Panamera 4S

Johnny Thiele Vandalia, IL 62471 ‘88 924S

Member Transferred In: From Hurricane Region:

Robert Schultz Maryville, IL 62062 ‘03 911 Carrera 4S

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October Anniversaries Member

Years in Region

Wm & Carol Curson 55 Jerold Anna 35 HD & Linda Tewis 32 John & Jeanne Donovan 31 David & Mary Meyer 29 Harold & Donna Rice 29 Miles & Mary Cramer 27 Steve & Susan Sullivan 22 Richard & Kimberly Felter 20 William Kuhl 18 Charles & Charlotte Korn 17 Kevin & Stephanie Bell 16 Sam & Carol Powell 16 Larry & Margarite Crittenden 16 David & Caryl Noelken 14 Mark & Scott Goran 14 Lawrence Gomez 13 Jenaro Centero 8 Paul Felsch 8 Matthew Snyder 8 Greg Hartrum 7 Christian Schaefer 6 Ted Zimmermann 6 Roger Steffenauer 5



Years in Region

Mason Bias 4 Jeff Pingel 4 Gaines Smith 4 Tom Barkman 3 Greg Snapp 3 Kurtis Van Allen 3 David Van Camp 3 Erik Wilson 3 Bryan Bird 2 Dan Button 2 Ray Cook 2 Aziz Muhammed 2 Trisha Robinson 2 Chris Smith 2 Rosanne Sutter 2 Elijah Thimsen 2 Helena Gramlich-Roberts 1 Rey Maghari 1 Bill Mehard 1 Carl Milliagn 1 Patrick Mooney 1 Kevin Roach 1 Rebecca Wolzenski 1

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For Sale: 4 Winter wheels / Tires off 997.2 Cabriolet. Perfect condition. Originally on a Boxster. Tires - Michelin Pilot Alpin - 235/40-18 10/32 tread $1,000 OBO Contact Randy Lopez at

For Sale: 2007 Porsche Cayman in Speed Yellow with Black Leather. 63,057 as of 7/7/18. I purchased at 61,477 in March 2017. Sold new in S.F. Bay area and then 2nd owner in Virginia City, NV. Simply wonderful condition. Agency Power exhaust system. Incredible leather condition. 18 inch wheels. 60K major completed at GLB Motorworks. Asking $23K.

Contact Randy Hawkins at or phone 314/941-8007.

Parts For Sale: 15 ml wheels spacers and lugs, $100 for pair; Porsche 981 Boxster Driver and Passenger Rennline Trackmats (black), $100 for both; Skene Design front license plate bracket, $30; Set of four 18� winter wheels and tires. Wheels are in excellent shape, but are Italian replicas. Tires are Michelin Pilot Alpins...235/40 R 18 fronts and 265/40 R 18 rears. Used two seasons, tread is good on all tires, $700 for set. Contact Joel Aurand at for pictures or more information.

For Sale: 2003 996 S4: Near perfect condition with 78000 miles. Always garaged, clean carfax. Dark grey / black leather interior, heated seats, nav, three sets of wheels & tires! One summer set with good condition Toyo proxies R88R, one winter set with new tires, added heavy sway bars, K&N air box, Also have track seats with 4 point seat belts. Recent catalytic converters, plugs, coils, serpentine belt, ceramic coating on paint, clear bra. Must see car! Asking $27,000. Contact Mike at 314/488-5432

For Sale: Stock exhaust from GT-3, 2015 model. Rob Sherwood, 314-973-4070 29

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Mark your calendar! Listed with the date and the event is the name and contact information where you can get more information. Note: Club Board meetings are open to all, and members are welcome to attend. Oct. 4 - Tischzeit Thursday, Lester’s Sports Bar, Ladue Patty - Oct. 5-7 - Porsche St. Louis Fall HPDE , Gateway Motorsports Park Oct. 13- Bowling Green Fall Tour Oct. 13 - CPG Dinner, 44 Stone Public House, Columbia, MO J - Oct. 13-14- Central IN Region PCA HPDE, Putnam Park, IN Oct. 20 - Cars & Coffee, Westport Plaza Oct. 27 - Fall Color Tour to Hermann Steve - Andie - Nov. 1 - Tischzeit Thursday, Nov. 3 - PCA Street Survival School, Gateway Motorsports Park Nov. 8-11 - Porsche Palooza, Eureka Springs, AR Nov. 14 - General Membership Meeeting, Porsche St. Louis Steve - Nov. 18 - CPG Dinner J - Dec. 1 - Christmas Party, Porsche St. Louis Gail - Dec. 12 - Changing of Guard / Planning Meeting, Eclipse Restaurant Moonrise Hotel, University City Dan -


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e-Plauderei - October 2018  

Monthly electronic newsletter of St. Louis Region, Porsche Club of America

e-Plauderei - October 2018  

Monthly electronic newsletter of St. Louis Region, Porsche Club of America