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In this Issue
President's Message
From the Interim Co-Editor(s)
March Autocross
Autocross Results
Kurt's Korner
Redwood History
Membership Report
Membership Information
CASA Hearts for Children
Board Meeting Minutes
Redwood Region Contacts
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Upcoming Events at a Glance
 
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February 2013


March 2013

Fri-Sun 3/29-31  
April 2013


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President's Message

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by Vern Rogers, Redwood Region President
 

I love that it is starting to stay light a little longer each day. The early darkness has not however kept your Region Board of Directors idle.

 

Those of you that autocrossed with us last year are aware that our course can use a bit of repair. With that in mind, several Directors, former Directors, and members met me at the site in January to review the track surface and to set priorities for repairs. Big thanks to Tom Strobel, Andrew Snider, Mac and Becky Cranford, Grady Carter, and Jim Winston.

 

The number one priority this year is the "go-cart" section. This is an area of the course that gets lots of use; in particular the south entry and center portion.   We plan to remove and replace all of the asphalt in two sections of the go-cart totaling approximately 3,000 square feet.

 

Our Autocross Director, Grady Carter, is in process of getting bids for repairs to the go-cart. Jim Winston, a member both of ESCA and PCARR, is assisting in one of the bids, and in supporting Grady. Jim is attending ESCA meetings to negotiate a cost sharing agreement for the work. Steve Searles, Yosemite Region VP, is also assisting in getting a bid.

 

Even with ESCA splitting the costs we will still not have enough in our autocross reserve to cover the repairs. Given this, we will be dipping (slightly) into general fund monies to fully pay the costs. Taking our fiduciary duties to heart, the Board has agreed to a modest increase in 2013 autocross fees raising them from $35 to $40.

 

We will have T-Shirts again this year, one free to each member who comes out to participate. These T-Shirts, whose design won 2nd place in the PCA National T-Shirt contest last year, are paid for by our primary autocross sponsor, Hi Tec Automotive of San Rafael. This year Hi Tec is joined by a secondary autocross sponsor, Cars Dawydiak of San Francisco and Corte Madera.

 

Our first autocross of 2013 will be on Saturday, March 9. This year, like last, will be for Porsche owners and PCA members only. PCA members may drive any make of car they prefer. We had 12 runs apiece at most of last year's autocrosses, and this year we anticipate the same. Our new Autocross Director and Co-Director (Bob Schoenherr) have a great season of fun in store for us, and I for one can hardly wait!

 

On another note, this weekend we will be doing a Brunch Run to the Two Bird Café in San Geronimo. Look for a write-up of this event, as well as one on our first Tech Session of the year in our next newsletter. The upcoming Tech Session will be at TRG (The Racers Group) in Petaluma on 2/23. Wine tasting at Adobe Road Winery (in the TRG building) will be available after the session.

 

Newsletter articles covering events are written by members just like you. We are always looking for content from our members. Please be open to sharing your literary skills with us should you be approached by one of our event leaders and asked to contribute.

 

That's all for now. I hope to see you at an event soon. Down the road.

 

Vern

 

From the Interim Co-Editor(s)

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With the January issue behind us, Barbara and I are looking to making this and future issues of der Riesenbaum more varied and interesting -- something for everyone. This issue features our first article focusing on the long and colorful history of the Redwood Region. Look for the interview with long time member Jim Hurson -- 40+ years and President in 1979 and 1980 -- in this issue. All of you long time members: we would like to hear from you too. Either an article with your remembrances of the early days, or we would be glad to do the article in interview format if you are more comfortable with that. We will be reaching out to you during these coming months.

 

Aside from looking back, contributed articles on events attended, trips taken and experiences with various Porsche models are always welcomed and encouraged. We also need more articles with a technical flavor -- car care and maintenance in general or for specific models. Just send your drafts and pictures to either Barbara or myself for editing and publication.

 

Scott & Jerry Ixtapa During the month of January Marcia and I took a vacation to Ixtapa Mexico. It was a group tour organized for a number of golf-oriented clubs. When we were checking in at the airport we noticed the fellow next to us was wearing a Porsche vest, we struck up a conversation. Turns out he was Scott Downie, our Northern Representative. I had never met Scott in person before, but that did not stop us from forming an instant friendship; we spent many pleasant hours in Mexico with Scott and Catherine. It is true what they say..."it's not just the cars, it's the people" that make this club great.

 

Our good friend, former VP and newsletter editor, Chris Harrell writes from Southern California: "...we are actually doing quite well. It has been nice to spend time with friends and family V and I haven't seen frequently in the last 5 years. It has also been nice to cruise the local backroads with some old (and new) Porsche buddies. The local 914 crew is particularly active....Miss you guys." Chis has agreed to write an article for a future issue to fill us in on the Porsche scene down south.  

 

Looking forward to hearing from you with articles, suggestions or letters to the editor(s). Hope you enjoy this issue.

 

Cheers,

 

Jerry

 

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First Autocross of the Year - March 9,2013

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Autocross Results


This link will take you to the Autocross results hosted on the Redwood Region website.  Autocross Results

 

 

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Kurt's Korner 


kurt fischer headshot The Racer's Group (TRG) Tech Session - February 23, 2013

 

The TRG Porsche specialists are set for our annual visit for the always fun and enlightening look and analysis!

 

We will meet at TRG headquarters at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 23, 2013. If you have never seen the underneath workings of Porsches...it is quite the view!

Please bring your own chairs and lunch. We will put selected cars up on the TRG racks for viewing and analysis and hear from the TRG Porsche specialists.

As you may know, located in the TRG race shop behind the big oak doors is Kevin Buckler's award winning winery: .Adobe Road, which will be open for wine tasting (fee required) and buying.

RSVP by using MotorSportReg at the link below by February 22, 2013

 

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/82C52FC8-981F-AAF4-37AEC4331FF34A49#.UQblPegeA7A  

 

Looking forward to see you all there. In the past, this event has drawn up to 80 people.

 

The Racer's Group
1995 S. McDowell Ext
Petaluma CA 94954-6916 US

 

Any questions please let me know.

 

Kurt Fischer

Truk50@ix.netcom.com  

415-819-2210

 

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Redwood History: An Interview With Long Time Member Jim Hurson

We are planning on bringing you a series of articles remembering Redwood Region's long and colorful history. This first article is in the form of an interview, Jim's responses have been freely paraphrased.

  

A member for more than 40 years, Jim joined Redwood Region in October 1972. His long term relation also includes that with his Porsche -- a 1971 911T with an "E" engine -- which he acquired in 1973. You can't miss seeing Jim during events as his Signal Green car really stands out. A two-term President of Redwood in 1979 and 1980, Jim is still an active Region member.

 

(Ed.) Jim, what was Redwood Region like in the 70's and 80's?

 

Well, Porsche didn't make so many models then and they were simpler so tech sessions were popular. We could learn how to maintain the cars - something that appears to be actively discouraged by the manufacturer now. We would also get together to work on the cars. Headlight flashing was the norm, not a surprise occurrence. It was a lot crazier then since we had some real pranksters. There was a lot of camaraderie both in and outside of club events. Even for events like Parades we would create driving groups to travel as a caravan as well as partying together when at the event. There were numerous memorable and outsized characters in the Region.

 

(Ed.) Crazy and rowdy, you must have some good stories?

 

Absolutely. The Dummkopf Award managed to be passed around a lot!   Speaking of that illustrious award, it was the responsibility of the trophy holder (yes, it's a real trophy) to find and nominate a worthy successor - that was the only way to get rid of it. Needless to say, the trophy holder went to lots of events in the hope of unloading it and it was usually publicly presented to the new recipient at a dinner or other event. I actually missed a lot of it because I was flying frequently and couldn't make many of the events.

 

(Ed.) You must have dozens of interesting stories, tell us more?

 

While at a Parade Concours, one of our Redwood members chased an older gentleman away from a car on display -- that gentleman was none other than Ferry Porsche. The Dummkopf Award was well earned by that member. On one trip to Yosemite a member came back to his room only to find someone else in his bed. He spent the night on the floor of his room. Another member was known to carry full stereo systems to overnight events so there would be music at the hotel. There is a story about "stingers" at CRAB that is better left unpublished. The Redwood Region Birthday Party at the Washoe House inevitably ended up in a napkin battle. On more than one occasion, when staying overnight, it seemed a certain charming person had the ability to talk the hotel desk clerk out of room keys. Short sheeted beds and other surprises seemed to follow.

 

(Ed.) Are there some activities from the early days that you would like to see brought back?

 

I don't know if the past can be used as an effective guide anymore. People seemed to have had a bit more free time then, plus National apparently has determined that events have to be much heavier on rules which seems to have put a much more serious tone on things. Wine tours can't be done the way they used to be, for example. We also had "progressive dinners" that were fantastic but would be difficult to hold under the current rule set. I really like our Breakfast and Lunch Runs, and would like to see more Dinner Runs, especially to informal or even very informal eateries. There was also a New Members' Pizza and Beer Welcome event that was very popular and a great way to mix current and new members to ensure they felt welcome which is something we found to be extremely important. I haven't had much time to autocross over the last several years - is there still the pizza and beer get-together after the autocross? They were great fun, especially when we had videos of the event.

 

(Ed.) Any Last Words?

 

Redwood Region is very special. It has proven to be a source of lifelong friendships and I hope everyone finds it as rewarding as I have.

 

(Ed.) Thanks Jim!

 

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Membership Report

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by Bob Schoenherr, Redwood Region Membership Director
    

The January 2013 membership report ending January 31, 2013

 

                                   Notes from Membership

 

Congratulations to Albert Boro 40 years, Fred Jung, 37 Years, Bill Walsh 33 years, William Lee 31 years, and many of our members with 10 or more years in the Redwood Region!! Our region is very diverse with experienced, new, and transfer members. Let's celebrate the start of a new year in recognizing all our members!!

 

I just got back from Leipzig on a business trip. I realized as I was flying to Munich, to get back to the States, I flew right over the Porsche test grounds and track just outside Leipzig.  IT LOOKS awesome.  Leipzig is a fantastic place too!  Anita and I will get the opportunity to experience Leipzig for a couple weeks this summer, me working and Anita taking all the pictures for me...

 

We have events galore getting ready to happen so partake in some club events and welcome our new members too.  Don't forget our Whale to Whale Tail Rallye coming in March....

 

Please contact me at 707-995-5082 or email me b_Schoenherr@yahoo.com for any assistance I can lend you.

    

New Members

2

   Primary Members

484

Transfers in
3

   Affiliate Members

344

Transfers out

2

     Total Members

828

Renewals

27

 

 

Non-renewals

8

 

 

Dual Members

16

 

 

 

Welcome New Members to the Redwood Region!  We hope to see you at an upcoming event. 

 

 

Name                      Location              Affiliate                   Automobile               Previous Region

Hunter Hindman    San Rafael     Shelby Hindman     1972 Yellow 911

Jerome Leiner       Potter Valley   Amiel Needham      2006 Carrera S Blue

Tab Borge             Napa                                              1964 White 356C              Cal Inland

David Witters        Novato                                            1973 White 914                Golden Gate
                                                                                     2011 White Spyder
 

 

Happy Anniversary and Thanks to all of you.

 

Name

Years

  Location

  Anniversary Date

Albert Boro

40

San Rafael, CA

2/1/1973

Fred Jung

37

San Rafael, CA 

2/1/1976

Bill Walsh

33

San Francisco, CA

2/1/1980

William Lee

31

Petaluma, CA

2/1/1982

Richard Kalustian

24

Gualala, CA

2/1/1989

John Thompson

23

Freestone, CA

2/1/1990

Russell Keil

17

San Francisco, CA

2/1/1996

Duane Hartley

14

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/1999

Steve Meacham

13

Sonoma, CA

2/1/2000

Dean Thomas

13

San Anselmo, CA

2/1/2000

Jason Coray

12

Fairfax, CA

2/1/2001

John Telischak

12

Belvedere, CA

2/1/2001

Donald Durant

11

Ukiah, CA

2/1/2002

David Gavin

11

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2002

David Addington

10

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2003

Erik Breitung

10

Crescent City, CA

2/1/2003

Neal Daneman

10

Sausalito, CA

2/1/2003

Michael Lind

10

Petaluma, CA

2/1/2003

Walter George

9

Sonoma, CA

2/1/2004

Rick Laws

9

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2004

Holger Seibert

9

Vacaville, CA

2/1/2004

Pete Stout

9

San Rafael, CA

2/1/2004

Jim Andrade

8

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2005

Robert King

8

San Rafael, CA

2/1/2005

Ronald Cook

7

Novato, CA

2/1/2006

William Cranford

7

Novato, CA

2/1/2006

Michael Mills

7

San Rafael, CA

2/1/2006

Robert Wichtowski

7

Sebastopol, CA

2/1/2006

William Herbrechtsmeier

6

Eureka, CA

2/1/2007

Joseph Bauer

5

Mill Valley, CA

2/1/2008

Shawn Morrison

5

Sonoma, CA

2/1/2008

Andrew Quigley

5

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2008

John Conover

4

Saint Helena, CA

2/1/2009

Bradley Koeberer

4

Sonoma, CA

2/1/2009

George Schikore

4

Petaluma, CA

2/1/2009

Rick Wahlberg

4

Novato, CA

2/1/2009

Keith Miller

3

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2010

Russell Quinan

3

San Rafael, CA

2/1/2010

Greg Roja

3

Tiburon, CA

2/1/2010

Dan Cass

2

San Rafael, CA

2/1/2011

Frank Hodges

2

Santa Rosa, CA

2/1/2011

Susan Iacovides

2

Berkeley, CA

2/1/2011

Jerry Luff

2

Petaluma, CA

2/1/2011

Don Revere

2

Petaluma, CA

2/1/2011

D Riggs

2

Novato, CA

2/1/2011

Ray Rimmer

2

Sonoma, CA

2/1/2011

Greg Robbins

2

San Rafael, CA

2/1/2011

Aron Smetana

2

Petaluma, CA

2/1/2011

John Tudor

2

Tiburon, CA

2/1/2011

Paul Wensley

2

Mill Valley, CA

2/1/2011

Rosemary Albight

1

Ukiah, CA

2/1/2012


 Membership information is based on the Porsche Club of America National database. If you feel that any of the information included in this Membership Report is inaccurate, please contact the Editor or Membership Director.

Membership Information

Please contact Bob Schoenherr, Membership Director for general information about Club membership, including changes of address and/or contact information, dual-membership inquiries, inter-region transfers, membership referrals, and name badges.

Redwood Region Members are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly Board Meetings, held on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill & Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd., Novato.
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Board Meeting Minutes
Craig Steele by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes -   The minutes from the January 29 2013 will be available after approval at the next Board meeting in February.  (Minutes  This link takes you to copies of meeting minutes hosted on the PCA Redwood Region Website.)

 

Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on February 26, at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill & Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd., Novato. All members are welcome to attend. 

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Redwood Region Contacts
2013 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council

510.501.9278
707.525.8623
415.246.0793

Appointed Directors

707.995.5082
707.552.5482.
415.577.0647
415.258.9619
707.478.7962
415.258.0242
415.299.7563
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fitzgerald 914 1971 914 1.7 - This beautiful Irish Green car is an original...body, appearance group, engine, trans, upholstery, spare tire, jack, tool kit, owner's manual and most all of the paint, with 96K original miles. Original steel wheels/hubcaps, extra moon roof, and misc. items included. I bought this car from the first owner 40 years ago and have all records continuous from its first arrival into the US in May, 1971. This car has a rich history, with numerous Concourse trophies, an overall Third Place at the 22nd Porsche Parade, and a connection with the Porsche family.  $15,000. John FitzGerald 707.290.1635.

 

 

 

 

  

 

New (never used) Blaupunkt Denver stereo from an '89 Carrera, $100. Contact Martin at martinrosen@comcast.net.

 

Owner's Manual  -  Original 1970 Porsche 911T.  Overall condition good except rip in back page  $50
Work Shop Manual - VGC.  No grease or smudge marks.  Porsche 911 1964-69 Autobook, Kenneth Ball Autopress LTD. 176 pages $45  
Contact:  Roderick Moore at roderick_moore@sbcglobal.net   

 

Porsche Fuchs Wheels For Sale:  Porsche Fuchs Wheels, original take-offs from 1988 Carerra

2- 6"x16"  #911362.113 w/Toyo Proxes 4 205/55R16

2- 7"x16"  #911362.115 w/OHTSU ZEXIUS 225/50R16

Wheels are true, straight, and balanced. They have re-painted black centers (presentable but not show condition).  No curb damage and no center caps. Tires are in good condition- approx. 70% tread remaining. $1,100.  

Scott Buchanan
Call Scott @ (707)738-5606 or email me: scottndiane333@comcast.net

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Porsche 996/986 Wheels
996/986 Carrera 5 spoke wheels. 8x18 (225 X 40's) & 10x18's(285 X 30's). With Conti Sport Contact N2's which will need replacement soon. Wheels are in exceptional shape and except for one small rock ding on one spoke they are "as new". Low miles still have original factory weights. For someone wishing to mount in a 986 I also have 24mm spacers and extended wheel bolts (for rear wheels) for that application. All for $800 OBO.

 

Contact B. Kelly 707-933-8199; barry.kelly@bayer.com   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classified ads for Porsches and Porsche-related parts or accessories are available at no charge to PCA members and may be submitted to the editor via email by the 15th of each month to be included in the next month's issue of der Riesenbaum. Ads will run for three months, space permitting, unless canceled by the seller. Classified ads are also included in the der Marktplatz section on our Club website. Editor may modify ad copy as needed based on space constraints, and is not responsible for content, errors or omissions. Commercial ads are not accepted. Please contact Sponsorship Director Simone Kopitzki at 415.299.7563 for sponsorship information and rates.   

Der Riesenbaum is the official newsletter of the Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region, encompassing Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. This publication is intended to inform Club members about Club activities and other related matters of interest. The opinions expressed in der Riesenbaum are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region, its officers, or its members.

 

Letters to the editor, feedback, questions, and suggestions about der Riesenbaum and the Redwood Region in general are welcome. We also encourage members to submit photos and/or write-ups about Club events or related activities. Written contributions and photos are welcome and should be emailed to the editor. The submission deadline for publication in der Riesenbaum is the 15th day of the month preceding the month of publication. Material received after the deadline will be considered for publication the following month. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication.

 

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Barbara McCrory & Jerry Gladstone, der Riesenbaum Co-Editors (interim) 

Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region

 

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