In this Issue
President's Message
From the Interim Co-Editor(s)
Holiday Party
Call for Candidates
Candidate Biographies
Ledson Concours
Accidental Concours Entrant
Kurt's Korner
Annual Members' Meeting
PCA Escape to L.A.
Last Gasp Tour
Emmett Wilder Enduro
Notice from ESCA
Autocross Results
Mendocino Tour
Anthologies of an Engine Rebuild
Best Driver's Car 2013
Years Ago
Board Meeting Minutes
Membership Report
Membership Information
Redwood Region Contacts
der Marktplatz
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.  
October 2013

President's Message

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by Vern Rogers, Redwood Region President

Since my last writing we have had the September AX, Maple Creek Winery run/tour and the Redwood Region Zone 7 Concours at Ledson. Please check out the articles on these events below. As of this writing, the Oktoberfest (Saturday, 9/28) hosted by members Holger and Martina Seibert is just coming up. I am sure this will be big fun.It always is.


Deven congratulating Vern on his 1st Place in
"Competition" class at the Ledson Concours 

This year's Ledson Concours was better attended in terms of both the entries and the observers. Unlike last year, we did not have a drop of rain on the day. I'd like very much to thank all who participated, and especially those few individuals who stayed late to handle tear down and clean-up.   One of our new members, Sharon Castle, invited folks over to her home in nearby Oakmont for a little Chardonnay and cheese after the event.Several of us took her up on the offer. Thanks Sharon. Thanks also to Mary Ann Wakefield from CASA who staffed the table we had set up for our favorite charity; she also spoke to the group during the awards ceremony. She covered the many positive, long term benefits provided by CASA to at risk youth in Sonoma County. Lastly, I would like to thank the event sponsor Hi Tec Automotive in San Rafael. They have been sponsoring this concours for many years now, and their support is greatly appreciated. It was a treat to have not only Hi Tec owner Deven Wailes in attendance, but also his brother Dana. Due to their support we were able to raise $800 for CASA at Ledson this year.


On a more personal note, I had a great time at the September AX. I don't know if it was my new SSI's, luck, or finally gaining some driving skill, but I finished well above mid-pack this time.


On another positive note, we had a new photographic contributor at this AX. Thanks go out to Victor Galvez who shot in the neighborhood of 800 photos that day. 


October begins a slowdown in monthly events for our region. There are only two scheduled, and both are on the same weekend. Our last AX of the year is on 10/19, followed the next day by our Annual Members Meeting on 10/20. The AX, as in past years, will be an enduro with multiple laps per run. The Annual Meeting will be your last opportunity to toss your hat in the ring to run for one of the four elected board positions. I hope to see you at one or both of these events.


Escape to L.A. is also in October, running 10/23 through 10/27. This is a National event, and as I said last month, draws over 500 beautiful Porsches. David Bunch and I are still looking for Redwood Region members who would like to caravan down to Pomona on the 23rd. It appears that the caravan will consist of folks from not only our region, but others in Zone 7 as well. Please contact David or myself if you would like to join.

I began talking about plans in September for our December Holiday Party, this year on the seventh of the month. As I said, this year we will be at the Lodge in Sonoma. We have confirmed Todd Morgan and the Emblems as the band, and have just finished menu selection for the dinner.Sign-ups will be through MotorsportReg, as have been most events this year. See below for details on the event and lodging.


I would like to end with an acknowledgement to the members of this year's board of directors. We have a great region with an exciting, eclectic, abundant schedule of events. This could not be possible without the time, dedication, and expertise of these people. Thank you all so very much!


That's all for now...down the road,


From the Interim Co-Editor(s)

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by Jerry Gladstone, der Riesenbaum Interim Co-Editor

We have an interesting issue for you with event coverage of the Ledson Concours, the Maple Creek Winery Tour and Oktoberfest in Vacaville. Also, the final installment of John Jackson's engine rebuild saga, a bit of history, some light-hearted fare, candidate biographies for the upcoming elections, the usual columns, and information on upcoming events. Be sure to see the informational flyer on the fabulous Holiday Party planned for the evening of December 7th -- an event not to be missed!

It has been our practice to acknowledge article authors with a byline and photographers with full name credits (photos without credits were taken by me), but we have overlooked an important contributor. The beautiful event flyers that you have enjoyed all year were crafted by Barbara McCrory. Barbara also serves as co-editor of der Riesenbaum and Webmaster. Thanks Barbara!

For those of you having trouble reading the newsletter as an email, please check the "Having Trouble Reading This Email" note above the top of the der Riesenbaum banner. Just click and you will see the newsletter as a web page.

Happy reading and enjoy!                                                                                                                                        Jerry                                     
Hi Tec Automotive



holidayRedwood Region Holiday Party ... December 7, 2013
Holiday Party
Link to:  You will choose your entree during registration.
Link to reserve a room at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance   Must reserve by November 7, 2013
Questions?  Don Magdanz or call 415.258.0242 



Call for Candidates for 2014 Redwood Region Officer Positions
As per the Redwood Region Bylaws, we are calling for candidates for the following elected positions for 2014: President,
Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We need to have a slate of member candidates in place by October of this year

to present to the General Membership.

Please let me know your intentions to run for one of these positions. You can contact me via email at 

or by phone at 415.246.0793.


Greg Maissen, Past President and Chairman of the Nominating Committee

Note:  Last month's email address was incorrect -- this email address is correct. 

Election of 2014 Officers: Candidate Biographies                       

The following members have submitted their biographies as candidates for the 2014 officer election. All four of the members whose bios follow are incumbent and are seeking re-election. This is not the final slate of candidates as you may still "throw your hat in the ring" or nominate others.  


These four, and all other candidates, will be introduced at the Annual Meeting on October 20, 2013 (see flyer below). The election will take place in November. 


Candidate(s) for President: 


Vern Rogers


Those of you who have been members for a few years will know that I got my start on the Board by being appointed to the VP position.That was back in the Spring of 2010.


My VP duties consisted mainly of being responsible for the Redwood calendar, for entering Redwood events on the National calendar, and for keeping RSVP lists for events. I held the position for almost two years, at which time I ran for and was elected President.


If you have attended a Redwood event over these years you and I have most likely had a conversation.I believe it is the duty of the region President to welcome and speak with each and every person in attendance. Furthermore, the President should be at most if not all region activities. I will leave you to judge, but I think I have done extremely well at this.


I have greatly enjoyed my two years as President, and if you have enjoyed the many and varied runs, parties, tastings, autocrosses and other activities the Redwood Region has and continues to put on, please give me your vote for President once again for 2014.


Candidate(s) for Vice President:  


Mike Hinton  


My first year as Redwood Region Vice-President has flown by!  After a rough start due to a computer meltdown in February, things seemed to have settled down.I've truly enjoyed attending most of the many events sponsored by the Region, which has enabled me to meet more PCA members, both within our region, and our Zone. It's a delight to share the "Porsche Passion" with fellow enthusiasts! 


I hope to be able to continue to assist our President, Vern Rogers, and the rest of our Board, to make our club accessible and enjoyable for all of our members.I would be honored to serve as Vice-President for 2014.


Candidate(s) for Secretary:   


Craig Steele  


I am running for re-election for the office of Secretary. I have enjoyed working with the existing Executive Council and wish to run for a second term. I have a long history of serving in volunteer leadership positions from my College Fraternity, to IFMA (International Facility Management Association) to Leadership Santa Rosa, Cultural Arts Council to United Centers for Spiritual Living. I believe I can continue to add value to the club team leaders and assist in sustaining the high standard of offering outstanding activities for our Porsche owners and associates.


My wife, Sandy has made a special space for our PCA activities and the friends we have made in the club. I have a son, Sean who is all things Porsche and BMW in San Diego. He owns Autobahn Auto Dismantlers and sold me my 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Cab in December 2009. My wife, Sandy, and I love our red Porsche. We have participated in every aspect of Redwood region activities from autocrosses, to tech sessions, to brunch runs, to car shows, to winery tours, to holiday parties, to special club events.


I am a fifth generation Californian, born in San Rafael. I also have a daughter; Shannon and her husband live in Parker, CO with my two granddaughters (six and two years old). Also my son just had his first child, Sophia, in September 2012. My hobbies include: photography, traveling, shooting and genealogy.


Currently, Sandy and I are re-modeling our home. We have converted 2200 SF of 1960-ish space into a brand new artisan living space with red oak floors, cherry cabinet and oil rub bronze finishes. Open house TBA


Candidate(s) for Treasurer:   


Jerry Gladstone


For most of my adult life I have been a Porsche enthusiast and owner as well as a member of PCA. I joined Redwood Region in 1996 and have served as Secretary for 6 years and Treasurer for 3 years. My current Porsche, my fifth, is an arctic silver 993 Carrera coupe. I very much enjoy my Porsche, the Club and the people with my favorite events being driving tours, tech sessions, going to the races, car corrals, concours and social events. For 2013 I have also been co-editor, with Barbara McCrory, of Redwood's newsletter -- der Riesenbaum. I would enjoy continuing to serve as Treasurer for 2014.


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PCA Zone 7 Redwood Region Ledson Concours -- September 22, 2013
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by Mike Hinton, Redwood Region Vice President


The day before the Zone 7 Concours at Ledson Winery it looked like a repeat of 2011. As I was preparing my 1972 911T for its concours debut, it started raining. Hard. Nevertheless, I kept washing the exterior, figuring that I was getting a free rinse! Shortly after noon, the rain stopped and the skies began to clear. The weather was looking good for Sunday after all!


Under brilliant blue skies, approximately 30 judged entries gathered around the circular drive in front of the spectacular Ledson Winery. Entrants could be seen removing the grime that had accumulated on the drive to the event, and checking and re-checking interiors and exteriors for dirt that had somehow escaped detection earlier.


I had entered my 911T on a lark in the "competition" class (it is my autocross car), but I had no idea what areas of the car would be judged. Obviously the exterior and passenger compartment would be examined, so I focused my cleanup efforts there. There was much dirt to be removed! I think I vacuumed out the front trunk and used a little Simple Green to try to remove most of the grime from the (cool yellow) engine shroud and my leaky Weber carburetors. Compared to the starting point, the car looked pretty good, I thought. We'd see what the judges thought...


I was fortunate enough to have my car judged early in the process. I had a sinking feeling when the judges asked to inspect both the engine compartment and luggage compartment. Let's just say that my cleanup efforts left something to be desired. I felt like I should have had some disposable wipes to allow the judges to wash their hands after finishing with my car! Even so, it was a fun and educational process. Next time I'll make sure to clean my battery, brake fluid reservoir and spare tire (thanks to Greg Maissen for his guidance here).


Because there are many different concours classes, many entrants (me included) won bottles of Ledson wine as prizes. Having tasted some of the wines earlier, I can say that the prize was well worth the price of entry! I'd also like to thank the large corps of volunteers who flawlessly handled registration, logistics, and judging. We couldn't stage the event without you! As an added bonus, all entry fees are donated to CASA, our supported charity, so it was a great day overall.  

Many Redwood Members Won Plaques and Bottles of Ledson Wine 

Editor's Note: As you can image, with all the beautiful cars on display there were innumerable photographs taken. Two photo collections can be viewed by clicking the links below. 


Photos by SingleLens Photography
Photos by Jerry Gladstone


A Short Conversation with an Accidental Concours Entrant

Photographer John Jackson and your editor interviewed Concours entrant Barbara McCrory at the recent Redwood Region Zone 7 Concours at Ledson Winery. Barbara is well known for her short, concise answers and she was true to form on that day. Barbara was showing her 1987 944.


Deven Congratulating Barbara & Steve McCrory on their Win
                                                          photo by Jerry Gladstone

(Ed.) How long have you been a member of PCA?

(B)    35 years.


(Ed.) How long have you owned the 944?

(B)    2 years.


(Ed.) How did you come to show the 944 in Concours?

(B)    The car was too pretty to drive, so we show it.


(Ed.) Why do you participate in Concours?

(B)    My husband makes me do it.


(Ed.) What are you looking forward to?

(B)    The next concours -- the last of the season.


(Ed.) What is your dream drive?

(B)    Driving home.


(Ed.) Anything else you want to add?

(B)    I have a cramp from cleaning around the gas pedal.


(Ed.) Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Concours.

"Don't Touch this Car!"
                                                             photo by John Jackson
Barbara, Vern Rogers and her 944
                                                              photo by John Jackson
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Kurt's Korner: Maple Creek Winery Tour -- September 21, 2013 

by Kurt Fischer, Past President, Redwood Regionkurt fischer headshot


I was watching the weather all week fearing that our jaunt to Maple Creek Winery was going to be rained out. We gathered in the parking lot of Kaffe Mocha under the trees avoiding the light rain. Of all days and in the middle of our normally great month of September....arrrrgghh!

Meeting At Kaffe Mocha: A Llight Rain Before the Run 


At departure time we had 21 cars and 37 people; light rain was still falling. I had planned a great back roads run of 57 miles. As we started into the first section we saw blue sky and billowing clouds -- will the day be saved?


Ron Breeze was our volunteer chef de BBQ. He arrived early at Maple Creek to prepare the chicken breasts for one of our great potluck lunches. Food was stowed in each car and all participants were hungrily thinking of the great Maple Creek wines paired with always great food from Redwood Region members.

Festive Outdoor Wine Tasting and Lunch 


On our way to the winery we picked up another Porsche that followed us up Highway 128. After seeing a long line of Porsches and wondering where they were going, Denny Chu and his lovely wife, from the Diablo Region, in his Turbo S joined us for a pleasant lunch stop on their way to Mendocino -- a very nice couple.


As I predicted, and boy was I lucky, the sun was out in full force as we drove up the long Maple Creek driveway and parked along side a festive setting of tables and an outdoor tasting bar. Our hosts, winemaker Tom Rodriques, and staff of Cyndee Hollinger and Saffron were ready, willing and able to serve.


First we sampled their Chardonnay, followed by Cowboy Red, then a great Zinfandel, and their Pinot Noir which has made Maple Creek a winery recognized with multiple awards. Check out their website.


Nestled in the Woods: Maple Creek Winery


Our chef, Ron Breeze made the call, the chicken was ready and the line up at the food table began. I sneaked into the tasting room and bought a bottle of Zinfandel for the table...then the fun began.


After lunch the action centered on the tasting room with lots of purchasing happening. Happy people and great wines. What could be wrong with that?


As we packed up a brief rain shower started -- damn, but we did dodge the rain bullet at lunchtime. All was well as we headed back to our respective homes.


Many thanks to the entire Maple Creek staff for being so hospitable and giving. We will be back in 2014!  Another great day for the Redwood Region (aka Redwine Region).






Click here for more photos from the Maple Creek Winery Tour. 

Oktoberfest in Vacaville -- September 28, 2013

Story & Photos by Simone Kopitzki, Redwood Region Sponsorship Director 


As many of you know I'm from Germany which may be one reason that I was asked if I could write an article about Oktoberfest. Some members even suggested that I should write this article in German so non-German speakers could have fun while trying to translate! I'm sure some people know how funny the translations can be when you use a machine to translate. Instead I'll write this article in English and be glad an editor will review it. (Ed: with pleasure! :)


Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany 

First let me tell you what Oktoberfest is and why it is celebrated in September and not during October.


The first Oktoberfest was celebrated on October 17th, 1810, in Munich. Porsche cars, nor any other cars, did not yet exist at that time! The United States was still in its infancy. For instance, only nine years later Spain ceded Florida to the U.S. and it became a territory in 1822. 


Oktoberfest was originally the celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig (who went on to become King Ludwig I and who built the famous Castle Neuschwanstein -- the inspiration for the castle in Disney's Cinderella) and Princess Therese. Horse races in the presence of the royal family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria in southern Germany.


Because Ludwig was a big fan of ancient Greek culture, he proposed that this event be similar to the original Olympic Games. The people liked the idea, so in the beginning years Oktoberfest included sporting events. Some considered the event as the model for today's Olympics. The first carousel was built for the event in 1818. The first beer was served in 1880. At the end of the 19th century, Oktoberfest had evolved into being a festival for the grown-ups.


The celebration was moved to September to take advantage of better weather, and the length of the event was extended. With many carousels, try-your-luck stalls, traditional Bavarian music and other types of entertainment; the festival was growing bigger and bigger.


Tragedy occurred during the 1980 event because of a terrorist attack. Many people died or were injured. This attack was one of the worst terrorist attacks in Germany. But not even this could stop the Germans from celebrating this event.


During the 200 year history of the festival it was cancelled 24 times because of wars and other political conflicts. Today it is the world's largest Folk Festival. More than six million people attend each year and the festival is exported to many continents and countries, such as Japan, Australia and of course, the U.S.


The Oktoberfest that we celebrate with our Porsche club is hosted by members Martina and Holger Seibert along with their partner Michael Miethe. They are the owners of the Pure Grain Bakery in Vacaville.


The Drive to Oktoberfest - Vacaville 

Redwood Region has been celebrating Oktoberfest since 2011 at the event in Vacaville. This year, 37 members in 21 cars attended and joined the ride/drive through the canyons around Lake Berryessa on a beautiful warm Autumn day. Some members, including our President Vern and me, showed up in traditional Bavarian outfits. Kurt, our fearless leader, led us on an enjoyable 77 mile route; fun for both drivers and navigators.


After arriving in Vacaville at the festival, Holger set up a special table in the shade for us to enjoy. We feasted on traditional German foods such Currywurst, Brats, Sauerkraut and potato salad. The German Beer "Spaten" was chilled and refreshing, especially as the temperature climbed into the 90's!

Redwood's Reserved Table  
Our Hosts: Maria and Holger Siebert, Michael Miethe
















Thorsten and I felt like we were back in Germany when we watched traditional dance groups and listened to the German music band. We were further delighted by the appearance of special desserts including German cakes and pastries and of course, coffee. This was paradise for me and my husband!


Congratulations to Debi Jacobsen (from Diablo Region) who joined our tour, she won the Woman Beer Holding Stretch Contest - what an honor! Everybody seemed to have a wonderful time and I am already looking forward to the 2014 Oktoberfest!

Vern Rogers & Justin Raines Enjoying German Beer
Cris, Suzana, Martina & Wendy Having Fun 






                                                                                                       Finally I would like to add, because this event is celebrated all over the world, many non-Germans think that Oktoberfest is a big tradition in every part of Germany. In fact, Oktoberfest is only celebrated in the Bavarian Region centered around Munich. I can assure you that in no other part of Germany will you see people wearing the "Dirndl" or "Lederhosen"!


Oh...and please have fun trying to come up with the actual meaning of the following German phrases:


Ein Bayer und ein Ami stehen vor dem Hofbräuhaus. Der Ami will ein Gespräch beginnen, holt seine Zigaretten heraus, hält sie dem Bayer hin und fragt: "Smoking?" Der Bayer lacht aus voller Brust. "Naaa, dös is a Trachtenanzug, ihr seits lustig ihr Amis."


(Google Translate may help. :)


Click for more of Simone's Oktoberfest photos. 




annualOctober Annual Members' Meeting Lunch Run, Sunday, October 20, 2013

RSVP to Kurt Fischer:


TRG The Racer's Group



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

Escape to L.A. 2013
 Escape Website      Registration closes October 16, 2013
 Hotel Registration Link:  Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center 




Bay Area Travel



gaspLast Gasp Tour Lunch Run - November 9, 2013

  Duncans Mills Tour


Registration using  Questions?  Contact Don Magdanz at 415-258-0242 or email


"914 Day" at the September 14, 2013 Redwood Region Autocross
Seven drivers in six 914s competed in Redwood's 9/14/2013 autocross -- 914 Day!

     (L-R)  David Bunch, Gary Dorighi, Anita Benzing, Bob Schoenherr, Michael Fonfara, Andy Brian and Dana Fletcher                                                                                                                                                                photo by John Jackson
enduro4th Annual Emmett Wilder Enduro Autocross -- Saturday, October 19, 2013


Enduro Autocross
Registration at
Autocross page 
Questions?  Contact Grady Carter by email at 
Autocrossers: A Notice from ESCA

Autocrossers Please Note: ESCA has asked us to inform our members that they are closing their Autocrosses to all  non-ESCA car club members, this includes PCA members. ESCA is also planning to suspend their Associate member program. The reason for this is to preclude exceeding their maximum allowable number of people on site. PCA members are welcome to join ESCA.


Autocross Results

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



Whitman's Auto Body



Mendocino Tour

 Rik Larson  or Ray Fiore

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Anthologies of an Engine Rebuild
  photo story by John Jackson, Redwood Region Member

                          Anthologies of an Engine Rebuild -- Part III 

John chose to conclude his series -- Anthologies of an Engine Rebuild -- as a photo essay. Part III of John's story can be viewed by clicking the image below. (Ed.)

Like New Porsche 911 Engine
To view the Porsche 3.2 engine rebuild story, click here or on the image.  This link takes you to YouTube.
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Motor Trend names 911 Carrera 4S as its Best Driver's Car for 2013

Article reprinted courtesy of Niello Porsche

Redwood History


The year was 2006 -- From Panorama

912s that Race!  

by Bill Newton, Redwood Region and Eric Nichols, North Country Region


Porsche 912
Bill Newton at a Redwood AX, Gary Bayless, passenger seat photo by Barbara McCrory 

The 912 always has been a well regarded Porsche - a nice car to drive on the street. Many owned them in their "early Porsche years" and many still do. Sold in significant numbers from model years 1966 through 1969 (with the later 912E in 1976), it was never a "numbers car" with its mild power-to-weight ratio and old-school 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine inherited from its predecessor, the 356 SC. Nevertheless, the modest 912 enjoys an enthusiastic following due to its excellent handling, timeless styling, and reasonable cost of entry. In recent years, the 912 has been enjoying renewed interest - one might even call it a 912 revival or 912 renaissance. There is a 912 Registry with steadily growing membership, and increased participation of 912s at all manner of Porsche events; gatherings, concours, autocross, driver's education / time trials, vintage racing, and Club Racing. 


For example, there were more 912s and 912Es present at Redwood's popular August 2005 ESCAPE in Northern California than any other model of Porsche.   




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

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes -   The minutes from the September 24, 2013 Board meeting will be available after approval at the October meeting. Read previous board meeting minutes here.


Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on October 29th, 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

September 2013 membership report for the period ending September 30, 2013  


                                             Membership Notes


WOW, look at the members with 30 years or more on our anniversary list. It would be great if one of you could give us an update on you and your car. Is that '69 912, or '56 356, or '69 911 still around? These are the great cars owned by our 35 plus year members. When you see them, ask them ...


September was a very busy month for the Redwood Region -- wine tours, autocrosses, concours, and more. Anita and I took in 3 autocrosses, 2 concours, and a wine tour--we put a few miles on the Porsches! BUMMER we missed Oktoberfest due to the Zone 7 AX weekend in Marina. It was great fun having so many 914s with us on 914 day at the Redwood Autocross. The Green Machine was a little lonely at the Ledson Concours, but it made friends with a 356 and a 930. Thanks goes to James, David, Greg and Vern for making Ledson very classy for our friend from outside the Redwood Region. It is pretty cool when you have the other regions talking about our Concours event each year; they can't wait to do it again. And what about the Redwood members who showed their cars and won? Great people, with great cars, that want to share their piece of moving art.


The month of October has plenty of events -- catch one of them before the winter hits us.




New Members


   Primary Members


Transfers in

   Affiliate Members


Transfers out

   Dual Members




   Total Members






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






Prior Region

Sal Colombo


Santa Rosa 


Boxster S Red


Dan Connor 

 Verlene Morgan

Corte Madera


911 Gray


Aaron Groves

Judith Hong

Santa Rosa


Boxster S Red


Leslie Botu

Jack Botu

Santa Rosa


Carrera Blue


Alvin Tanabe

Deborah Tanabe







Dennis Vogel


Santa Rosa




September Anniversaries (5 years and over)







Allen Barbieri


Santa Rosa, CA

10/1/1969     1961/356    1969/912

Steve Hunter


Healdsburg, CA

10/1/1974     1956/356A

Lawrence Harrison


Mill Valley, CA

10/1/1975     1969/911

Tom Everhart


San Rafael, CA

10/1/1977     1975/914

Stan Michelman


Novato, CA


L Stephens


Mill Valley, CA


John Rice


Vallejo, CA


Steve Davis


Santa Rosa, CA


Dave Neukom


San Rafael, CA


Geoff Halaburt


Greenbrae, CA


Brent Morgan


Napa, CA


Michael Cole


Sebastopol, CA


John Tuteur


Napa, CA


Victor Brito


Fairfax, CA


Dean Lyon


Windsor, CA


Robert Pringle


Tiburon, CA


Thomas Dixon


Sonoma, CA


Stephen Glenn


Santa Rosa, CA


Elizabeth Schutz


Napa, CA


Gordon Reynolds


Greenbrae, CA


Greg Maissen


Novato, CA


Joseph Valls


Novato, CA


Tim Bringman


Yountville, CA


Gene Kunde


Novato, CA


Thomas Lowe


Novato, CA


Michael Rosi


Lower Lake, CA


Maria Duarte


Napa, CA


Christopher Wettstein


Windsor, CA


Jim Davis


Penngrove, CA


Tom Edwards


Rohnert Park, CA


Duncan Thomson


Fort Bragg, CA


William Conneely


Mill Valley, CA


Shirley Neidel


San Jose, CA


Jayson Pahlmeyer


Napa, CA


David Wetmore


San Rafael, CA


 Happy Anniversary and thanks to all of you.


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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Redwood Region Contacts
2013 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council


Appointed Directors

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Fikse Wheels 11x18, 8.5x18 Sized for a 2004 GT3 but will fit many others even a Boxster with rear spacers. .Like new!! $2900/OBO Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415.332.9331
Boxster wheels
2000 Boxster wheels 7/55 & 8.5/50 Good condition, not perfect $400/OBO Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415.332.9331 


Sparco Evo Racing Seat
Sparco Evo racing seat $250/OBO Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415 332 9331
Euro GT3 leather racing seat
Euro GT3 black leather racing seat, fits sooo well! $750/OBO Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415 332 9331

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2000-2004 Boxster S front bumper,  arctic silver                             $350/OBO

Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415 332 9331





For Sale - Porsche Cayenne OEM Roof Transport System (2002-2010)  

Plus 2 Porsche OEM Bike racks - $475.00 for complete set


Mike Nikolov 415-497-0339 





  1999 Porsche Boxster

For Sale 1999 Boxster Arctic Silver,Boxster Red interior, Tiptronic, 110K miles 

I purchased this Boxster with 74K miles and have the original CarFax that came with it when I took ownership. I have made the following upgrades to the car (partial list): Pedros' Enthusiast motor mount, Techno Brace, LN Engineering ceramic IMS bearing kit, upgraded silicon RMS, new crankcase bolts, Porsche ROW M030 sport suspension, 2001 Boxster S Big Red calipers and cross drilled rotors, GT3 front brake cooling ducts, GAAH top with glass rear window, Fabspeed headers and Dansk sport muffler. Extensive service records with oil and filter changes at 5K miles as well as all maintenance items including Tiptronic transmission service at 90K miles. Parts replaced include OEM water pump, thermostat, windshield, fuel pump, rear wheel bearings and rear axle housing. The car was completely sanded down, all dings removed and repainted with Porsche factory Arctic Silver and clear coat. Boxster 550 Spyder tail lights, fogged head lights replaced with upgraded European non-egg yolk lights and clear side marker lights. Worn seats replaced. Interior has full leather option. No history of collisions. Tires are Hankook V12 rear with 6/32 tread and fronts are Sumitomo ZRIII with 5/32 tread. OBC hack done so mpg, temp, average speed and speed chime can be accessed. Everything works as it should, AC blows cold. I have all manuals and receipts. Includes Porsche OEM fitted outdoor car cover and OEM leather bra. Call for complete information and history. Price $13,500.

Ron Breeze    707-486-2049 





Porsche 2005 Historic Calendar Book - original sealed, Collector's Item $50 415-299-7563







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.  $75 for the entire set.

Jerry Gladstone 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  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.    Roderick Moore   


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.

B. Kelly      707-933-8199   







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