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In this Issue
President's Message
From the Interim Co-Editor(s)
Napa Valley Dreaming
Interview with John Fitzgerald
Zone 7 Concours Prep and Judging School
Tech Talk
Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
June Zone 7 and Redwood Autocross
Autocross Results
VaVaVROOM
Zone 7 Concours #1
Zone 7 Concours #2
It's all about the roads!
Porsche Parade 2013
Legends of the Autobahn
PCA Escape to L.A.
Membership Report
Membership Information
CASA
Redwood Region Contacts
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Upcoming Events at a Glance

 

Click on the event name for a link to additional details, including contact and RSVP information.  Events and dates subject to change.   Click here to view the full Redwood Region calendar online.

May 2013
Sun 5/19    Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival Sears Point Car Corral Today!

June 2013
Fri Sat Sun  6/21, 22, 23  PCA Club Race, Laguna Seca 
Sun-Sat       6/23-29        Porsche Parade, Traverse City, Michigan 
Tue              6/25            Redwood Region Board Meeting 
Sat              6/29            VaVaVROOM @ Pech Merle Winery 

Click here for a single page 2013 Redwood Region calendar in PDF format.

President's Message

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by Vern Rogers, Redwood Region President
  

Wow, we are already into May and the days have indeed gotten longer.  The extra hours of light allow us to stay on those after-work car projects and still be able see what we are doing.  I love it.  I am continuing to pull weight off of my '83 SC, and it continues to respond with additional power and handling.  This last week I ordered a light weight battery that will allow an almost 20 lb trimming of 'fat'.  As this month continues I will also be doing one of the best things for increasing horsepower on these 3.0 engines, ssi heat exchangers and a sport muffler.  This last improvement is one I have wanted to do since I purchased the car, and I am finally biting that bullet. I can't wait for the next AX.


I missed the May 4th AX as Susan and I were attending a night tour of Hearst Castle with 10 other friends, all dressed in '30's and '40's vintage attire. No, Porsches are not my only interest, just one of my favorites.

This month brings us a slight breather before getting into a very packed Redwood Region Calendar in the coming months. Aside from the AX, we do have a Porsche Corral scheduled for Sunday the 19th at Sear Point Raceway.  June will be jam packed by comparison.  We will start with a two day Zone 7 AX on the 8th and 9th, followed by our three day Mille style 'Its All About the Roads" tour running from 6/21 thru 6/23.  Amazing roads and great road surfaces, fun stops, fabulous views and plenty of camaraderie with other PCA members.  Susan and I signed up for this one right away and are really looking forward it.  This is a trip not to be missed. Additionally, any of you going to this year's Parade will be occupied 6/23 through 6/29.

But wait there's more... The last Saturday of June will provide our second opportunity to taste wine and share food at Pech Merle Winery, owned by members Bruce and Cheryl Lawton.  This year the driving tour preceding our arrival will start later in the day so that we get to the winery as the temperature is cooling down.  Those of you who attended last year will remember that it was a bit above warm during our meal and wine tasting.  The heat should be off, and we will once again be setting up under the immense ancient oak tree that graces the Lawton's property.

 

July is similarly scheduled to June.  Porsches on the Plaza will start us off on Saturday 7/13.  This year we will be adding an informal bike ride to this event as some of our members share an avid interest in both bicycles and cars.  Those interested in the added activity should contact Don Magdanz, our Event Director. The weekend following Porsches on the Plaza is Redwood AX # 6, and completing the month, on 7/27 we will have a tour with Far Niente Winery as our destination.

 

Redwood Region continues to have one of the most varied event schedules in Zone 7, and it is our fervent hope that this variety allows our members and especially their families, associate members, and significant others to all participate in the club.  As always, if you have suggestions for events that you would like to see the club do, or you would like to help plan, please contact me or another Board member.

 

Lastly, remember that Region Board Meetings are open to all members, and are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria/Grill, 1535 So. Novato Blvd.,Novato CA.  Meetings start at 7pm.

 

That's all for now. Down the road.

 

Vern

From the Interim Co-Editor(s)

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by Jerry Gladstone, der Riesenbaum Interim Co-Editor

This is our fifth month as interim co-editors of der Riesenbaum and we continue to publish what we think you want to read about. It would be very helpful if we knew what you would like to be included in the newsletter. Letters to the editor(s) are always encouraged, please provide us some feedback and suggestions.

 

Increasing participation in club activities, including the newsletter, is an important goal for the club. Last month, and again this month, our feature article was written by a member. Please be sure to read the wonderful article about the Napa Lunch Tour to the Red Hen Cantina by Joan and Mark Campagna. You too can help us relive and report on our enjoyable events by writing an article. Oh, and lest I forget, contributed photographs are always appreciated, as well as necessary.

 

In this month's issue we also have an interview with long-term member John Fitzgerald, a report on the Zone 7 Concours School and a how to on changing Boxster spark plugs and coils. And of course the usual columns and event flyers.

 

We would like to start a new feature in the coming month: your favorite personal Porsche. Each month we would like to publish a picture of a member's favorite personal Porsche along with a short note about when and how it was acquired, why it is your favorite and any other aspects that would be of interest to other members. Please send your photos and notes to the co-editors. 

 

Barbara McCrory is the Region Webmaster and I am the Region Treasurer, but together we are filling in as interim co-editors of der Riesenbaum. Yes, this is an appeal for one or more of you to volunteer to assume the editorship on a more permanent basis. Please ask either of us what the assignment entails and of course we would be there to help you as you start out. 

 

Come out to any or all of the upcoming events and we hope you enjoy this issue too!

 

Cheers,

  

Jerry  

editor 

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Napa Valley Tour to the Red Hen Cantina 

by Joan and Mark Campagna; Photos by Simone Kopitzki

 

 

 

  

 


Napa Valley Dreaming
 
Could the day have been any more perfect: The sky a striking blue above us; the sun a playful conspirator, now blazing down upon us, now dappling our vision as we sped beneath a canopy of green. Ahead of us waited a road less traveled and a satisfying meal. All that stood between our 25 Porsches and that destination were 60 miles of driving pleasure.
 

Napa Highway

The April 20, 2013 run of the Redwood Region Porsche Club, our club's second breakfast/lunch run of the year, started at the Oakville Grocery in Napa, CA. Established in 1881, the Oakville Grocery is said to be the longest continually operating grocery store in California. (Unfortunately, we couldn't say the same that day for their restrooms...)
 
Gathering our group together, club officers provided a brief business update. Together we welcomed new members, listened attentively at the Driver's Meeting, got in our cars, and turned right onto CA-29 N. Across the highway were hundreds and hundreds of bicyclists riding in the Napa Rotary-sponsored Cycle4Sight fundraiser, and the reason today's run would leave out its planned western link up Mt. Veeder. Instead we traveled the valley floor, classic Napa scenery stretching out before us as we traveled down Rutherford Road (CA-128 E) and Silverado Trail. To our left an historic train route originally built in the 1860s and still in use today. To our right the strange trees lining the entrance to Peju Winery, sticking up like twisted bayonets rising from the earth. As it turns out they are ordinary Sycamore trees notable for their unusual pruning.

  

Bits and pieces of local life flew by as our pace picked up. There was the pink and green spotted cow that matched the pink and green spotted mailbox (and this was before the margaritas!). There was the elderly couple in the purple buggy chugging along. Riots of flowers and roses smiled back at every turn; vines cast shadows that crept up the hillside like stitches holding it all together. Though today's ride would be entirely within one county, it would not lack for beauty or variety. Kudos to club member Greg Matsumoto for planning and leading a wonderful Napa run!   

 

Regrouping before Deer Park Road, we began our first ascent of the day, a smooth, easy, grade that warmed us up for things to come. At some point the road changed to Howell Mountain Road, and then the vista opened up and we could see how high we'd climbed and how steep the land around us was. Greens and yellows and oranges raced by, intertwined, some natural like the poppies encroaching on the road, others yellow and man-made and rectangular.

 

In Angwin we pulled into the grocery store parking lot for a second regrouping.  Our route had us continuing north on Howell Mountain Road till we came to Chiles Pope Valley Road where we turned southeast. Along the way we passed a couple of our favorite signs:  Narrow Winding Road Next 4 Miles, and Watch Downhill Speed. Now we were really warming up!

  

Chiles Pope Valley Road was in good condition, and like most of the roads that day lightly traveled. We began to rise again. Tight curves interspersed with open road occupied us for miles. We slowed a bit as we approached the halfway point of our run. On our right we saw boaters on Lake Hennessey - kayakers it seemed, a couple leisurely paddling on the still lake. At Sage Canyon Road (CA-128 E) we turned east for another enjoyable 12 miles.

Running along Sage Canyon Road were numerous small, bubbling creeks, inaudible beneath the sound of our engines. Off in the distance to our right was Atlas Peak, a place whose history is (allegedly) as rough and tumble as its terrain, and today is known for its extraordinary wine and American Viticulture Area standing.

At Monticello Road (CA-121 S) we headed south on the last rural link of the run. Another 11 miles of Napa delight! A roller coaster of sorts, our cars bright bobbles of color rolling down the hillside like M&Ms. By now we were wind-blown and sun-kissed and ready for a meal.

      

At the outskirts of Napa we detoured north down Big Ranch Road to avoid the congestion of Trancas Street. A left on Salvador Avenue brought us back across the valley floor, and a second left on Solano Avenue delivered us to the Red Hen Cantina for a well-earned lunch.

 

In keeping with the day's outdoor theme, our group was seated on the umbrella-covered patio. Lunch was a club deal; for an all-inclusive $20 we had a choice of one of four Mexican entrees, a non-alcoholic beverage, and the ubiquitous chips and salsa. Not to mention great company! Some members sat enjoying the stationary view. Others found their way to the bar and returned with all manner of concoctions. Groups formed and shifted and formed again, conversations and laughter trailing in their wake.

 

Food was served; another round or two of beer was ordered. As the afternoon warmed we settled into our post-meal contentment, sounds drifting in with that summer-like quality of lazy distance, breezes sneaking in under the umbrellas and whispering that siesta time was fast approaching. Members began to drift homeward along with the sun. And so did we. "Es hora de ir a dormir!" 

 

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An Interview with Long-Term Member John Fitzgerald 

 

A member of Redwood Region for 40 years and an 8 year member of Golden Gate Region before that, John continues to be an active member of Redwood today. John has served as chair for Membership, Rallye and Concours over the years.

 

(dR) John, you have a long history with Porsche cars, tell us about your cars.

 

Starting with a 1960 MGA 1600 (autocross and rallyes), my passion for Porsches quickly developed. With borrowed money from my father, which took me 10 years to repay, I bought a new 1961 Super 75 Karman hard top in black with burgundy interior; I promptly joined Golden Gate Region and set out on all the pleasures of Porsche ownership and PCA membership (autocross and rallyes). My first Porsche Parade -- the 7th Parade in Monterey in 1962 -- was fantastic and will always be remembered! The 356 was sold in 1969 and replaced with a Datsun 1600 roadster as an interim vehicle while waiting to review the new 914 model.  I returned to college with a change in career, so my  Porsche need was not satisfied until 1973 when I bought an Irish Green '71 914 and joined Redwood Region in May 1973. The 914 was regularly driven in autocrosses, hill climbs and rallyes. The 914 was "ret ired" in 1992 and became a concours car and winner. That very same 914 was very recently sold to Redwood member Bob Schoenherr; you will surely see it around. A 924-S satisfied my Porsche needs for a decade from 1989; it was replaced by my current 1998 Boxster. But there was additional Porsche in my story: a '57 Speedster that was campaigned in local SCCA events. My co-campaigner and I spray painted the car yellow, number '13',  and raced it for two years -- we had a lot of fun.

 

(dR) What was Redwood Region like in the '70s and '80s?

 

The  Region was new ... the members were younger, in their 30s and 40s with many newly married couples. Lots of partying, lots of doing things together -- many , many activities. For instance, at the Monterey Historic Car Races we would all stay in the same hotel and party all night. Not saying we were rowdy, but seldom did a hotel let us stay again. These good times together extended to other events like going to CRAB en mass, tours to Yosemite, Hearst Castle and of course pool parties.  It was fun, friendship and Porsches that made for great memories.

 

(dR) Care to share some of the great stories?

 

We had a policy of fining members 25 cents if they were not wearing their name badges. It was great sport to steal the President's badge and others too! One year at CRAB, one of our members arrived at the big dinner party in a wheelchair equipped with an IV bag (his wife was a nurse). But the bag was filled with mixed drinks (stingers) and everyone would fill their glasses from the IV lines. When our wheelchair "patient" needed to go to the men's room, he just got up and walked there. What a surprise to those outside our Region, and quite a laugh for us. Then there was the pool party with bathing suits optional...

 

(dR) How about driving-oriented events?

 

We were big into rallying with a series of 5 or 6 events each year and, of course, autocross. The yearly picnic was enhanced with a gimmick gymkhana. For instance, driving blindfolded with the passenger giving directions or the driver operating the pedals and the passenger doing the steering; crazy stuff.

 

(dR) What activities would you like to see brought back?

 

Popular events in the past included those great tours I already mentioned, rallyes, gymkhanas,  and hill climb participation. Let's bring back the "Dumkopf Award". We could also try new events like kite flying, SCCA autocrosses and "mirror autocrosses".

 

(dR) Any last thoughts?

 

I hope to be around for the next 10 years to enjoy my Porsche, Redwood Region events and friends.

 

(dR) Thanks John for the wonderful remembrances.

 

 

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Zone 7 Concours Prep and Judging School  

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by Steve McCrory, Redwood Region Member; Photos by Barbara McCrory, Redwood Region Webmaster





With Spring in the air, Porsche club member's thoughts turn to upcoming events, including the Zone 7 Concours Series slated to begin June 2 at the Loma Prieta Parts Heaven Concours and Swapmeet. 

Class at Carlsen Porsche
Getting ready for class
Why concours?  After the rituals of spring cleaning and maintenance on our favorite cars, what better way to show our cars and enjoy the company of fellow club members.  Zone 7 Concours Chair Les Schreiber, with the help of experienced volunteers, provided an introduction to concours for both potential judges and those considering showing their cars at coming events.  Topics covered were a short history of concours, classes, recent rule changes, procedures, judging etiquette, and tips on preparing your Porsche for best presentation.  Best resource is the Zone 7 website which will guide both novice and the experienced through the rules and presentation process.   (Zone 7 Concours Page)
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A special place for squirrels to hide acorns in Vern's car

Special thanks to Les Schreiber and all the volunteers who made this event happen, including:  Larry Adams, Paul Czopek, Jim McMahen, Joe Schumacher, Bob Schoenherr and Kirk Bradford.  Thanks also to Carlsen Porsche for their support providing facilities and a look at the new 2014 Cayman. 

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2014 Cayman - one for me in red please

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Tech Talk: Replacing Spark Plugs and Coils in the Boxster
Excerpted from Wayne R. Dempsey's book: "101 Performance Projects for Your Porsche Boxster".

One basic tune-up procedure for just about any car on the road is the replacement of spark plugs and spark plug wires (where applicable). I recommend replacing spark plugs every 10,000 miles, or about once a year. In reality, you can probably go longer than that, however, you never really quite know how long the plugs are going to last, or you may forget to replace them if you don't setup a yearly schedule.

With the introduction of the Boxster engine Porsche eliminated the use of spark plug wires by integrating six small spark plug coils that sit on top of each spark plug. While this configuration may be a bit more expensive than the typical single coil, single capacitive discharge box configuration, it makes the car's ignition system more reliable by removing a component that constantly wears out and fails (spark plug wires). It's a pretty cool setup, not commonly found on older cars. As manufacturing components have become increasingly more inexpensive, ignition setups like these have become more common.

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Figure 1. Each spark plug has its own individual coil. These are attached to the engine with two bolts (purple arrows). Remove each bolt and then disconnect the coil plug harness (green arrow). The coil should be able to be pulled from the engine once loose.









Begin by prepping the car. The only thing that you really need to do is to make sure that the car is cold. If you try to remove or install spark plugs in a hot car, then you may encounter problems with the spark plugs gumming up or damaging the relatively delicate threads in the aluminum cylinder head. Make sure that the car is cold, or at the bare minimum only slightly warm to the touch.

Jack up the car. Access to the plugs may be easier if you remove the fender liners in front of each wheel well, particularly on the passenger side. For each coil remove the two bolts that attach it to the engine. Unplug the coil wire harness. Then simply remove the coil/plug assembly and place it off to the side. All of the coils are the same, so it doesn't matter which cylinder bank it came off of - unless you are specifically trying to troubleshoot a bad coil fault code that was displayed by the main computer.
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Figure 2.This particular photo shows an individual spark plug coil (inset). The blue arrow shows the plug that powers the coil, and the orange arrow shows the mini-bellows that is part of the coil that seals the chamber and keeps dirt and debris out. Be sure that you inspect the coil packs for cracks, particularly if the car has been driven on roads covered with salt. These coil packs can corrode, crack and then cause misfires.
  






With the coil assembly removed you should be able to look down the hole and see the spark plug hiding in there. If the tube has oil in it, it may have cracked or become contaminated: replace it with a new one (see Figure 3 ).

Spark plug removal is easy - you just need the right spark plug wrench. I have one that I love - it's a spark plug socket with a rubber insert that catches the plug and also has a built-in swivel on the attachment end. These wrenches are readily available. This tool is especially useful when trying to remove plugs in hard-to-reach places.
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Figure 3. I like to use a swivel-socket spark plug removal tool from Craftsman. This tool is great for getting around bends and into hard-to-reach places. If you have a leaky seal on your valve cover, there is the opportunity for the spark plug holes to fill up with oil. When you pull out the spark plug connector / coil combo, you may find that it is contaminated with engine oil. If this is the case, then you should replace the spark plug tubes (yellow arrow, Boxster 1997-2004). These are plastic liners that seal the internals of the engine from the spark plug chamber. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers and simply grab the tube and pull it out of the hole. Later Boxsters and Caymans don't have tubes, but o-rings in the camshafts housings that should be inspected at this time.
 




Using a breaker bar, grip the plug and turn it counter-clockwise until it is loose. Then pull out your tool and grab the plug. When the plug comes out, you may want to take a close look at it. The spark plug is really the best way to visually 'see' what is going on inside your combustion chamber.

Install your new plugs using a torque wrench to measure the amount of torque applied to the plug. This is very important, as it is easy to over or under tighten spark plugs. Make sure that the plug is firmly seated in your spark plug socket as it is very easy to insert the plug into the head and have it cross-thread. This means that the threads of the spark plug don't mesh properly with the ones in the head, instead choosing to "cut their own path." This damages the threads on the head, and in extreme cases, may destroy the threads in the cylinder head entirely. Trust me - you do not want this to happen. Proceed carefully and cautiously here.

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Figure 4In the photo inset, you can see an unusual spark plug with all four of its electrodes eaten away (red arrow). I would hazard a guess that this plug was improperly plated at the factory, and as it progressed through its life, the repeated sparking slowly ate away at the electrodes until they were gone. A plug in this condition would misfire often (if at all), and would generate poor performance for this particular cylinder. Surprisingly enough, none of the rest of the spark plugs in this set exhibited this type of damage. This is what leads me to believe it was defective from the manufacturer. On the right is shown a brand new Bosch Platinum spark plug. Spark plugs have varied over the years as engines have been changed slightly due to smog regulations. The important thing to remember is to get the proper ones for your car, otherwise you may encounter odd ignition problems (they are scaled by both electrode type and also by heat range). Spark plugs are cheap - I would go with a brand name like Bosch or NGK, and avoid the no-name brands.

Install each spark plug into the cylinder heads without using any anti-seize compound. Torque the spark plugs to 30 Nm (22 ft-lbs). I recently learned that Porsche published a bulletin indicating that it doesn't recommend using anti-seize compound on spark plugs for any of their engines (Porsche Technical Bulletin 9102, Group 2 identifier 2870). The bulletin applies retroactively to all models and the theory is that the anti-seize tends to act as an electrical insulator between the plug and the cylinder head. This could have detrimental effect on the firing of the spark due to the loss of a good, consistent ground connection.
 
With the new plugs installed and tightened to the correct torque, you can replace the coils and reattach the coil connectors. When you're done, your engine should look back to normal and run perfectly. 
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Sonoma Historic Motorsports Reunion, Sunday, May 19, 2013

 Questions?  Email Kurt Fischer at  truk50@ix.netcom.com

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Zone 7 Autocross #5/6 and Redwood Region #4/5 - June 8/9, 2013


Saturday, June 8 registration    MotorsportReg.com
Sunday, June 9 registration      MotorsportReg.com

See the Redwood website Autocross page for more information:  http://red.pca.org/ 
Grady Carter Autocross Director email:  carterg50.rr.ax@gmail.com 
Bob Schoenherr Autocross Co-Director email:  b_schoenherr@yahoo.com
 
 

Autocross Results


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

 

 

2nd Annual Pech Merle Winery "VaVaVROOM"


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Pech Merle (pesh-mel) n., 1. the vigilant courtship between land and artisan reminiscent of a bygone era.  2. an awakened memory sparked by the cultivation of senses and emotion.

  

Come celebrate those seductive headlights and rear-ends as we "Va Va VROOM" our way through the beautiful Sonoma County Roads to the magnificent Dry Creek Valley.  After we vroom through the valley we will enjoy dinner under Pech Merle's "Grand Cru" (Grand Cru is a French wine term that traditionally translates to "magnificent growth"), our magnificent oak tree.   

Tri-tip and chicken will be on the grill and we will be tasting our award-winning lineup of Sauvignon Blanc, Rosť, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  We look forward to celebrating our 3 vintages, 7 varietals and 28 medals with all of you. 

 

We have had such amazing foods at the Porsche Pot-Lucks, the salads, side dishes and desserts will be in that same fashion, so please bring your favorite dish to share!

 

We are THRILLED to host our second Porsche event at Pech Merle Winery and look forward to a gorgeous afternoon/evening of friends, food and fun.

                                                                                                                                           Bruce & Cheryl Lawton 

 

If your last name begins with ___ , please bring ___ :

  • A-G         Dessert
  • H-N         Salad
  • O-Z         Side Dish

The details:

  • Event date:  Saturday, June 29, 2013
  • $15.00 per person.
  • RSVP and pay by Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 using MotorsportReg.com 
  • NOTE:  Please bring your own sustainable eating service. We will provide wine glasses for wine tasting and water.
  • When tasting has concluded, wine will be available for purchase to enjoy with your dinner, by the glass or bottle.
  • Pech Merle Wine's will be available for purchase at a special Porsche Club discount.
We will meet at Pech Merle at 3:00pm for a 3:30pm sharp departure along our favorite Porsche roads.

 

Pech Merle Winery address:

4543 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA  94928

 

Questions?  Contact Don Magdanz, 415-258-0242, don@olsinc.com

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Zone 7 Loma Prieta PartsHeaven Concours #1 and Swapmeet, Sunday, June 2, 2013

Loma Prieta Concours

 Zone 7 Sacramento Valley Niello Concours Sunday - June 16, 2013

Zone 7 Concours

Whitman's Auto Body

 

Redwood Region's "It's All About the Roads" Mille Tour

It's all about the roads
Hotel and Itinerary Information      Flyer     RSVP to Steve Glenn after you make your hotel reservations
                                                                    Steve Glenn stephencglenn@msn.com or call 707.566.9951

Porsche Parade 2013



 

 

 

Legends of the Autobahn, Friday, August 16, 2013

Legends of the Autobahn
Registration is now open for this event at MotorsportReg.com 
Event Flyer here

BusiBee Bookkeeping

 

 

PCA Escape to L.A. October 24 - 27, 2013

Escape to L.A.

 

Bay Area Travel  

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes
Craig Steele by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes -   The minutes from the April 30, 2013 Board meeting will be available after approval at the May meetingMinutes  This link takes you to copies of previous meeting minutes hosted on the PCA Redwood Region Website.

 

Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 28, at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill & Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd., Novato. All members are welcome to attend. 

Membership Report

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by Bob Schoenherr, Redwood Region Membership Director
    

The April 2013 membership report for period ending April 30, 2013  

 

                                   Notes from Membership  

   

Welcome to our 11 new and transfer in members. Congratulations to Robert and Christie Chalton, 41 years as PCA members! Maybe we'll see that '67 912 at an event one of these days soon. Good to see such longevity from the northern part of our state.

 

Just finished assisting with the concours school at Carlsen's Porsche -- great group of people as always. Try your hand at prepping your car for a show or concours, it is fun!  We have Porsche's on the Plaza and Ledson Concours coming up on the Redwood Region calendar. Come out and enjoy the day with Porsche friends! I'd be more than happy to get you started, just email or call me.

 

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

    

New Members

6

   Primary Members

493

Transfers in          5

   Affiliate Members

348

Transfers out

0

   Dual Members

  16

Renewals

24

   Total Members

857

Non-renewals

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Name

Location

Affliate

Automobile

 

Ken Adams

Napa

 

2005 Carrera

 

Todd Annell

San rafael

 

1999 Carrera 4 White

 

Sharon Castle

Santa Rosa

Kristin Goller

2010 Boxster Green

 

Dennis Duddles

Belvedere

Terri Duddles

1996 993 C4S Black

 

Byron Hovis

Petaluma

Melinda Hovis

2005 Boxster S Black

 

Marc Opulencia

Santa Rosa

 

2002 911 Blue

 

Elvin Ambler
NapaBruce Ambler

1980 911SC

2000 911
LPA
Michael Breslin
Mill ValleyBarry Frankel1995 911 BlueGG
David KingSausalitoInge Ivens2007 Carerra S SilverGG
Steve SommerHanalei, HINicole Sommer2004 911 BlueHI
Michael WangTIburon
2005 Carrera 2S GrayCCC

Happy Anniversary and thanks to all of you. 
 

NAME

YEARS

LOCATION

ANNIVERSARY_DATE

Walter Chalton

41

Fortuna, CA

05/01/1972

Peter Young

35

Napa, CA

05/01/1978

Mike Beavers

28

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/1985

Tom Whitaker

25

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/1988

Peter Bohns

22

Greenbrae, CA

05/01/1991

Lloyd Murphey

20

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/1993

David Johnson

17

Petaluma, CA

05/01/1996

Gary Altenbach

15

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/1998

Claude Boulware

14

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/1999

John Burns

13

Napa, CA

05/01/2000

Stanley Carley

13

Windsor, CA

05/01/2000

Randolph Leathers

13

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

05/01/2000

John Bennett

12

Eureka, CA

05/01/2001

Scott Peterson

12

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/2001

Chris Barriscale

10

Mill Valley, CA

05/01/2003

Edward Boracchia

10

Petaluma, CA

05/01/2003

James Meyer

10

Sausalito, CA

05/01/2003

Bruce Rocco

10

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/2003

Charles Alegria

9

Napa, CA

05/01/2004

Adrian Papajohn

9

Glen Ellen, CA

05/01/2004

Trekkor Wills

9

Napa, CA

05/01/2004

Paul Fuerst

8

Sebastopol, CA

05/01/2005

Mitchell Nichter

8

Novato, CA

05/01/2005

Daniel Waugh

8

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/2005

Walter George

9

Sonoma,CA

04/01/2004**

William Barton

7

Bolinas, CA

05/01/2006

Peter Benjamin

7

Sausalito, CA

05/01/2006

Carol Burnham

7

San Rafael, CA

05/01/2006

Don Davidson

7

Novato, CA

05/01/2006

Richard French

7

Belvedere, CA

5/1/2006

Frank Harwood

7

Novato, CA

05/01/2006

Gregg Kellogg

7

San Rafael, CA

05/01/2006

Preston Sitterly

7

Sonoma, CA

05/01/2006

Gerard Bourguignon

6

Mill Valley, CA

05/01/2007

Aaron Duda

6

Eureka, CA

05/01/2007

Brett Hamner

6

Petaluma, CA

05/01/2007

John Long

6

Arcata, CA

05/01/2007

Donald McGreevy

6

Mill Valley, CA

05/01/2007

Ron Ray

6

Sebastopol, CA

05/01/2007

Vern Rogers

6

San Rafael, CA

05/01/2007

Martin Ignatowski

5

Vallejo, CA

05/01/2008

James Mehew

5

Sonoma, CA

05/01/2008

Stacy O'Connell

5

Corte Madera, CA

05/01/2008

Terry Rawls

4

Tiburon, CA

5/1/2009

Vlad Tsyn

4

San Rafael, CA

05/01/2009

Tom Anderson

3

Nicasio, CA

05/01/2010

Samantha Foster

3

Novato, CA

05/01/2010

Mark Gaterud

3

Santa Rosa, CA

05/01/10

Val Hanchett

3

Cloverdale, CA

05/01/2010

Ray Kaliski

3

Mill Valley, CA

05/01/2010

Lee Lampalnd

3

Larkspur, CA

05/01/2010

Kris Mendenhall

3

Ferndale, CA

05/01/2010

Bill Nayes

3

Mill Valley, CA

05/01/2010

Vlado Skibola

3

Novato, CA

05/01/2010

Bill Smith

3

Kelseyville, CA

05/01/2010

Laura St. Leger-Barter

3

Sonoma, CA

05/01/2010

Kurt Stahr

3

Napa, CA

05/01/2010

Dean Bosche

2

San Francisco, CA

5/1/2011

Jorge Filho

1

Sausalito, CA

06/01/12

Wayne Freedman

1

San Anselmo, CA

05/01/12

 

**  Error: Walter and Carolyn were missed last month in the report.

   

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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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Panorama Collection Porsche Panorama Collection. January 1997 through December 2012 -- complete except for the November 2007 issue. In pristine condition; ideal for the collector or Porsche history buff.  $125 for entire set.
Contact: Jerry Gladstone redpca@sonic.net 707-322-3657

 

 

 

 

 

 


1973 Porsche 914 2.0

 1973 Porsche 914 2.0     Asking Price: $14,500

Information:  I am the third owner of the car.  The first owners were teachers from Pasadena who purchased the car new in 73 in Los Angeles.  The second owner purchased it from them in 1978 and remained in Los Angeles until relocating to Mountain View in the mid 80's.  The car was actively driven at various SCCA and PCA timed rally events. The owner sold because of her arthritis and inability to enjoy the car. It was resprayed it in the early 90's. I literally had to interview and show my PCA credentials for consideration as a buyer.  The paint is in very good condition, the entire engine was removed, with the bay completely cleaned and all issues mitigated.

When I purchased it, the car was located in a shrine/garage surrounded by 35 years of rare Porsche memorabilia.  It has original mini-rally badges from Vasek Polak, PCA, and SCCA events in Southern California at Riverside. In the service book, it has service stamps by Andial -- truly historic material. 

The car has about 9k miles a year for about 360k miles, and every service is documented with mileage logs.  For over a decade prior to my purchase it has been serviced by Heyer Performance in Mountain View; they can be called as a reference.  EJ Achtner  Email: eachtner@gmail.com  Skype:  EJ_Achtner

 

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 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   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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