In this Issue
President's Message
From the Editor
Zone 7 Concours Prep School
Run for the Crab
Sonnen Porsche Macan
Sonoma Historic Car Corral
Zone 7 Yosemite Concours
Zone 7 Rally School/Rally
Zone 7 Loma Prieta Concours Swapmeet
Biscotti and Cars
Dinner Run Plaza Bistro
Zone 7 Sacramento Autorcross
Zone 7 Sacramento Niello Concours
Golden Gate Autocross School
Member Profile Dana Wailes
Autocross Results
Something New at Autocross
Redwood History
Tech Quiz
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.  Event dates subject to change.  Click here  to view the full 2014 Redwood Region calender online.
May 2014
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Click here  for a single-page 2014 Redwood Region calendar in PDF format.

President's Message

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by Vern Rogers, Redwood Region President


By the time you read this we will have had our May 10th Run for the Crab. As I have mentioned previously, this event was brought to the 2014 Calendar Party last year by member Sharon Castle. I have been really looking forward to some great crab, and a fabulous Spring time drive. The Oakmont Golf Club is a wonderful venue. We had 60 participants, 9 of whom had steak instead of crab. Be sure to see the after-the-fact article by Simone Kopitzki (who had crab for the first time in her life) below. Big thanks to Sharon, to Simone, to Don Magdanz (for the route), to Kurt Fischer (for leading the tour), and to other members who made this run and excellent meal possible. Not really sure who I can thank for the weather, but it was beautiful!


We had a number of new members, as well as folks we have not seen a while attending. It was very nice to see Charlie Alegria, Gary Bayless, and Greg Fuller, as well as both John and Wynne Bergman. I hope to see you all again soon. Susan and I shared a table with David and Mary Margulies who have moved, now permanently, to Napa from the East Coast. They are long time PCA members, but new to our Region. I want to extend a big welcome to them and the other new members who attended. We are a very friendly group, and love to have new folks come out and join the rest of us... Great Cars and Great People.


On Saturday, May 5th we had our fourth autocross of the year, and for those of us without power steering it was a better workout than going to the gym. The course featured lots of tight turns and was really a blast. Cars with high horsepower were kept on an equal footing with the 914's and 912's. I know that Tristan Bayless, Jamie DeRuiter, Andy Brian and Bob Schoenherr all had a great time.


Redwood Region will host a Porsche Corral at Sonoma Raceway for the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on both Saturday, May 17th and Sunday May 18th. Your $30 per day entry fee includes the corral which will be in the paved Media lot at turn 2. Come on out to see some great historic vehicles race, and add your beautiful Porsche to the amazing group that will be in the corral.


Just a week prior to this year's Porsche Parade, June 7th, Redwood will be hosting a dinner run to the Plaza Bistro on the Square in the town of Sonoma. This is the third year in a row for this popular event. The Region is paying for reserved parking just off the square as in prior years. See below for further details.


Many of you have already registered for Porsche Parade in Monterey. If you have not, I urge you to entertain the idea. This will be my first Parade, and I can hardly wait. I, like many others, am volunteering at the event and know I will enjoy the opportunity to meet and work with lots of folks from other Regions. Susan and I plan to take both our '99 Boxster and our '83 SC. I am looking for someone to assist with getting the Boxster to Monterey. Susan has had some recent neck injuries and will have a very challenging time driving that far. Please contact me if you can assist us by driving our Boxster down with Susan.


Also, regarding Parade, I understand that banquet tickets for all people that want to sit at a specific table must be presented at the time the table is reserved. That requires some coordination ahead of time. Susan and I will be attending the Concours banquet, as well as the Victory banquet. If you have interest in sharing a table with us please contact me. More than a request for company at our table, I want to assure that you understand the process so that you can coordinate ahead of time  with folks you want to share a table with.


That's all for now.  Down the road.



From the Editor

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by Jerry Gladstone, der Riesenbaum Co-Editor


This month we feature a story about our first ever Run for the Crab, a crab and steak lunch at the Oakmont Golf Course. Also in this issue are stories about Dana Wailes' 911, the Parade Concours School, our new autocross timing equipment and an historical tidbit about the 1980 Parade. Of course there are numerous event announcements to please whatever your taste in Porsche activities.


Two of our members organize monthly car gazing events. Kurt Fischer's Cars and Coffee is held the first Sunday of each month in Novato. Kurt wrote an article for the February issue of der Riesenbaum describing the event. Ben Brown's Biscotti and Cars is held the first Saturday of each month in Sausalito. See Ben's article in this issue of dR for details. Neither of these events is a Redwood sponsored event, but they do feature many Porsches as well as a wonderful array of fine and exotic automobiles. These events will be listed in the monthly Event Reminder on an ongoing basis. 

Most of us have been using to register and pay for the events we participate in. You might be wondering what MSR's situation is with respect to the Heartbleed bug. MSR has issued the following statement: "While all of our public-facing infrastructure uses a safe version of OpenSSL, we still recommend you change your password." To read more about MSR's response to the Heartbleed bug click here.


For you track day enthusiasts, I have recently come across a new free online monthly magazine called Auto TrackDay Monthly. Looks like it has a great selection of informative and useful articles. You can find it by clicking here.


By now, all members who purchased the 36 copies of Randy Leffingwell's Porsche 911:50 Years are enjoying their fine books. Only 3 copies from the Club order are left, but these are not for sale; they are reserved for prizes at future events. If there is enough interest in additional book purchases we might consider another order at the Club's 50% discount.


Happy reading and enjoy!


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 Zone 7 Parade Concours Preparation School - April 26, 2014 

bob schoenherr headshot 2011 by Bob Schoenherr, Redwood Region Membership Director, photos by Barbara McCrory, Webmaster


With "Parade" being in our own Zone, Paul Czopek, Zone 7 Rep, and Les Schreiber, Zone 7 Concours Chair, recruited Porsche of Livermore, Mark Smedley, long-time Parade concours judge, Kim and Rachael Nelson, Salt Lake City Parade winners, and myself to assist members in learning how  to prepare their cars for this year's Parade concours.  An archive of web-based items has been created to help those who were not at the event.  


Forty-four Porsche club members attended the event from around the Zone.  Barbara and Steve McCrory, Richard and Margo Maxey, Mike Burns, and myself were there from Redwood Region. The gang attending  was composed of veteran concours participants as well as those who have never shown their cars before.  It was a great mix with a tremendous amount of interest being shown for concours.


The day started out with coffee and pastries provided by  Porsche of Livermore.  Kevin Hanschke also addres- sed the group about new Porsches coming our way, the 24 hours of Lemans activity, and a proposed tour from the dealership to Parade.  You should keep looking for ads in PCA newsletters for more details. These events will be amazing. 

Mark Smedley, PCA National Concours Judge


Paul and Les led off by talking about the Parade experience and Les then talked about the new classes and gave some helpful hints on how to prepare your car.  Mark Smedley followed with what is scored, what the judges will be looking for, and how to play the game. Super informative; you don't want to miss the video. Finally, Kim and Rachael Nelson showed how they prepared to win with their 911SC at Parade, Salt Lake City. They provided more helpful tips on engine, interior, exterior, and storage preparation. 


Lunch was served (thanks Porsche of Livermore) and many a Porsche owner left for home with ideas on what will be the next steps to get their cars ready for Parade 2014. I was there to archive the event with video. These  video links will  help you with your Parade concours preparation. Anita and I won't be making it to Parade due to my work schedule, but I am always open to assist anyone who has questions about showing their car. Good Luck and GO Zone 7 and Redwood Region!      

Porsche of Livermore
Margo Maxey receiving her doorprize from Porsche of Livermore

Porsche of LIvermore
The Group


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Run for the Crab - May 10, 2014
by Simone Kopitzki, Redwood Region Sponsorship Director


My First Crab 


A crowd of about 60 people and 35 cars gathered at Kaffe' Mocha in Santa Rosa on a chilly and breezy morning. We embarked on a beautiful 42 mile drive though wine country arriving at the Oakmont Golf Course. By the time we sat for lunch the wind was still blowing off and on, but the temperature had warmed to about 70 degrees.


Lunch was served outside on a beautiful terrace overlooking the golf course's 18th green with a gorgeous view of the course and mountains of the Valley of the Moon. The crab was served out of the "pot", buffet style, with all the condiments and accompaniments: butter, bread, lemons, herb and cocktail sauces, fresh greens and crumbled blue cheese. And there was a private wine bar just for us!  

The table was set with "nut crackers", the sight of which made me a little apprehensive as I had never eaten crab before. Yes, I know I have lived in the Bay Area for 11 years now, but never before have I had crab!  I thought an event like this would be perfect for my first time; I could see how others maneuvered their way through all those shells to get to the good stuff. And it was fun! We got "dribble bibs", which were somewhat pesky as they blew around in the ongoing wind. But we made it - it was great. My first crab - very yummy.  

We really enjoyed the crab and the great company. There were a bunch of new people at the lunch who also enjoyed being there as well as us veterans. I was very happy to see John and Wynne Bergman. He told me that he had just recovered from a stroke suffered in October. He is doing very well and I am glad that he is able to attend club events again. This should remind us all how quickly life can change and that we should all enjoy life sooner than later.

The event was a great success. Sharon Castle did an excellent job planning and organizing. A big thank you to Sharon -- well done and this was her first event for our Club. It was a great day and we drove home very stuffed and happy. Looking forward to the next event with the Redwood Region.   


Photographs by Simone Kopitzki. To see Simone's entire photo collection click here.  

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macanSonnen Porsche's 2015 Porsche Macan Launch Event - Thursday, May 15, 2014
Porsche Macan


Any resemblance to the car of your dreams is purely intentional.


It wears its heritage proudly on its sleeves. And fenders. And roofline. Introducing the Porsche Macan. With standard PDK double-clutch transmission and active all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management for maximum grip in varying driving conditions, the Macan is built around our defining belief that every drive should be unforgettable. And every car should be a sports car. And now you will get to see it for yourself. Please join us as we unveil the new Macan. Where you'll get to discover pure Porsche performance in an entirely new form. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a more intensified life will be served.


The new 2015 Porsche Macan.
Because every car should be a sports car.   

You're cordially invited to a special event
at Sonnen Porsche.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

740 Francisco Blvd West, San Rafael, CA 94901





sonomaSonoma Historic Motorsports Festival - Porsche Car Corral - May 16-18, 2014 
Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
Questions? Kurt Fischer at

yosZone 7 Yosemite Concours on Campus, Sunday, May 18, 2014
Concours on Campus

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tsdZone 7 Rally School and Rally --- Getting Ready for Monterey -June 1, 2014
Porsche Rally School and Rally
RSVP to Rik Larson by email: or by phone 916.481.6084

lomaZone 7 Loma Prieta PartsHeaven Concours and Swapmeet - June 1, 2014
LPR Zone 7 Concours and Swapmeet



bisBiscotti and Cars - Sausalito 

by Ben Maurice Brown, Redwood Region Member 


Biscotti and Cars is an event for all car enthusiasts, it is held from 8:00-10:00 AM on the first Saturday of each month in front of Poggio restaurant in Sausalito. Free parking is available for attendees from 8-10 AM on a first come, first served basis in the Bank of America parking lot (Lot #2) across the street. Delectable cappuccino, biscotti, panini and other breakfast fare are available for purchase at Poggio. The monthly Feature Car is placed front and center in front of Poggio. The Feature Car owner will be presented with a poster and plaque commemorating their entry. For PCA members, upcoming Feature Cars representing the Porsche marque include a 1969 Porsche 912 and a 1973 Porsche RS 2.7. Other Feature Car marques scheduled in 2014 include Lancia, Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.    


Biscotti and Cars continues in the tradition established by the event founder, Martin Swig, and subsequently maintained by Rand Wintermute with contributions by other notable local car guys like Ed Gilbertson and Kurt Fischer. Biscotti and Cars is fortunate to enjoy financial support from Larry Mindel, owner of Poggio, for posters, plaques and for the upcoming photo website. When Vin Damico and I took over in April 2014 as organizers, we agreed to maintain the three basic principles: fun, informal and free. So, the traditional simplicity of this event remains. There are still no judges, written releases, rules or technical inspections. And there are still many attendee enthusiasts who bring beautiful cars to each event. 


Looking forward, we made two enhancements to increase attendee convenience and enjoyment.  First, free parking was has been arranged through the City of Sausalito in a lot across the street from Poggio. This lot will allow early bird arrivals to ogle and photograph many great attendee cars grouped in one central location close to the Feature Car action and edible goodies at Poggio.  


Second, I worked with Justin Kuzmanich, from Fanmouth, to establish a photographic website for Biscotti and Cars. This website will allow attendees to view images of both attendee cars and Feature Cars. This website will also allow attendees to upload digital jpeg images which they take at our events. The website will include sections with images of Feature Car Posters, images of Feature Car Previews of upcoming events and a link to Matt Kelleher's extensive photo archive of past Biscotti and Cars events.  (Ed. Late news, the Biscotti and Cars website is now up. To view click here.)  


We now have two Marin County weekend events involving caffeine and automobiles organized by Redwood Region PCA members. On the first Saturday of each month, all Redwood Region PCA members are cordially invited to attend Biscotti and Cars in Sausalito, organized by myself and Vin Damico. And then, on the first Sunday of each month, you can attend the Coffee and Cars event in Novato, organized by Kurt Fischer. Hopefully attending both events will make for a pleasant, car filled weekend with other enthusiasts. Looking forward to seeing you.

plazaRedwood Region Dinner Run to Plaza Bistro Sonoma - June 7, 2014 
Plaza Bistro
Questions:  Don Magdanz by phone 415.258.0242 or email:
Registration using
Plaza Bistro Menu
BusiBee Bookkeeping


axZone 7 Sacramento Valley Region Autocross - Saturday, June 7, 2014
Porsche Autocross
Questions?  Collin Fat at 
Pre-register for this event here 

nielloZone 7 Sacramento Valley Niello Concours - Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sacramento Valley Niello Concours

Bertolli's Auto Body


 ggrGolden Gate Porboys Beginner Autocross School - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Porsche Autocross School 
Questions?  Howard Yao by email 
Register for this event on 

Member Profile:Dana Wailes and his 1971 911 

by Bill Newton, Redwood Region Member                     


Dana Wailes and his brother Deven don't need much introduction to Redwood Region  members: the brothers operate a very popular Porsche/Audi shop in San Rafael -- Hi Tec Automotive. Deven is our Club's Technical Advisor, we hold technical sessions at Hi Tec and they are the primary sponsor of our autocross series. As you will see, Dana has built and drives a very quick and stylish "Porsche camper."


Dana's 911 in camping trim -- taking a break from strenuous autocrossing
photo by Dana Wailes 


A visit to their shop is a very interesting experience. Dana has quite a wide range of projects in his repair bay: an all-aluminum bodied Audi A8, a red 1965 912, Dana's 1971 911 and a 4-cylinder Cummins diesel motor waiting to be installed in Dana's early model International Scout. The atmosphere there was one of calm professionalism; perhaps a bit of "automotive zen."


Dana's 911 started life as a 1971 Sportomatic 911T. This car hadalready caught the attention of Excellence magazine writer David Coleman and was featured in the December, 2002 issue. This article had some pretty good things to say about the Sportomatic gear box. It was explained as a "semiautomatic, not an automatic device based on Porches's 901/902 four speed gearbox; a driver needed skill to operate it efficiently."


Dana acquired the car 6 years ago and worked very hard to improve the Sportomatic transmission including re-engineering and fabricating parts to make the car autocross better. However, it just wasn't possible to bring it to what Dana wanted, so ultimately he installed a larger motor and a 1977 915 transmission.


The 2.9 motor he used received lots of attention including a front oil cooler, '73 S heads and cams, 10.5 compression ratio pistons, crank fire ignition, twin spark plugs, Weber carbs, and an Electromotive engine management system. Suspension modifications included 18/26 mm torsion bars, 16/21 mm sway bars, Boxster brakes and Toyo 205x50x16 tires on S wheels.
Dana and his 911 are doing quite well in RR AXs
photo by Barbara McCrory/ground-speed 
Working out at the Airport
photo by Barbara McCrory/ground-speed


















Redwood President, Vern Rogers, has this to say about Dana: "Dana Wailes has been a regular at Redwood Autocrosses for a few years now.  Although he shows up as a participant, he has always been willing to assist

drivers with last minute on-site challenges. Three years ago, my 997 was experiencing a big problem with coolant pressure. Dana thought it might be bubbles in the system. This was the first day of our two-day Zone 7 series. He offered to swap cars with me and took mine down to Hi Tec that night. He brought it back with fresh, bubble-free coolant the next morning so that I could compete on day two. He literally went the extra mile(s) to help me out." 


Vern's comments speak for themselves. Having Dana at our autocrosses can be invaluable to the distressed driver. And, it's just plan nice to talk to him and to see his car evolve.

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Autocross Results


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

Something New at Autocross
bob schoenherr headshot 2011 by Bob Schoenherr, Redwood Region Membership Director


Redwood Region autocrosses at the Santa Rosa Airport are extremely well attended by PCA members from the entire Zone. We do our best to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all participants. Drivers and the working crew like to know their times immediately after coming off the course. We were not able to do this during the first three 2014 autocrosses as our display stopped working; we had to depend on radio communications only. Timing slips and the recording of scores were becoming painful for all and not the experience we wanted.


Grady and I spoke with other regional autocross directors to seek their advice and to learn what they were using for their timing systems. After some troubleshooting and phone calls we realized that repairing our display was not cost effective. Our vintage system timer is 13 years old; the broken display is 8 years old - this is ancient as I found out during my calls. After a week of calls and research I found a system that appeared to be simple, wireless, and to meet the needs of our autocross team. The best part it takes 5 minutes to setup, less than 5 minutes to train people how to use it, and the price was only $500 more than just replacing our old broken display. The system is a made by a company in Wylie, Texas called FarmTek. Mike, their engineer, and I had long talks on our requirements and on setup. Grady and I talked it over for many an hour and then decided to recommend this system to our Board. We went ahead with the purchase after Board approval. Anita and I set it up and played with the system the Friday before its intended first use at our May 3rd autocross event. Anita and I were amazed at how easy it was to setup and operate. We only hoped it would be the same at the Santa Rosa airport the next day.

Farm Tek Electronic Timing System 


Saturday came and I set up the system ... it was too easy, something had to go wrong. Tracy, Kim and Tristan were in the trailer for the first runs. It worked great and the display was bright so that everyone could see your time. Second run group: Greg and Penny same thing, it worked great except for one error due to a timing sensor blowing over. We set it back up and we were fully functional again. With our old system timing gates we would have had to realign on our hands and knees. The afternoon run groups went well too. I'd say that we were very happy with the performance and ease of use of the new system. Of course it wasn't perfect, yet!  I need to turn the display time on for a longer amount of time for our next usage. In the future we have plans to setup a wireless network which will allow you to check times on your smartphone and download the times into a spreadsheet. This will make the autocross experience even more exciting for our members and our competitive group will have more tools to help them compare their driving skills. We hope to have some of this ready to go by our July autocross. Stay tuned.

Redwood History - Porsche Parade 1980

October 1980 - Jim Hurson said...


'80 Parade: Have returned from the Parade in Portland, and to say that it was a success would be an understatement.  This was my fourth Parade, and they somehow keep getting better.  Redwood, as usual, received a significant share of trophies and had loads of fun. . .something we do well.  Thanks to Emmett Wilder for his efforts at coordinating and planning our trip, the parties, etc.  I know that I, for one, left Portland wanting still more.


Our First Porsche Parade by Vern and Martha Stein


Everyone in the Redwood Region should be extremely proud of our people who placed in the Driving Event - they were really great.  A special note of thanks to Emmett Wilder who led a fantastic tour; everyone should know that it took a $175,000 935 Turbo to beat Em's top time at the track, and just barely at that ... somehow, it's just not fair!  We can't wait for the 1982 Porsche Parade in Reno!


Perspectives on Parade ... and Other Exceeding Fun Things !!! by Yvonne Saber


The fun's getting to me...!  A few days here and there one eventually gets used to.  But nine days!  That sort of thing borders on habit-forming --- or worse!!  One really hesitates to get back to "normal" life! ... for any of you who knows what that is!


Summed up perfectly --- I overheard a most appropriate comment on the last day of Parade "Can you die of fun??..."


Unofficial Winners from Redwood region who attended the Portland 1980 Parade:


Doug Anderson

1st Place, Art Work

Mike Delgado

Road trip to Porsche-land

Jan Grove

1st Place, Driving Event

Larry Grove

1st Place, Driving Event

Jim Haskell

5th Place, Driving Event

Yvonne Saber

1st Place, Driving Event


1st Place, Tech Quiz

Emmett Wilder

1st Place, Driving Event


6th Place, Rally, Equipped

Excerpted from the October 1980 der Riesenbaum on line

 Tech Quiz - 924, 944, 968 Parade Prep 


Tech Quiz - 924, 944, 968

1. The 1976 924 "Weltrekordwagen" recaptured the land speed record set by the Mercedes-Benz C111.
a. True
b. False

2.  In 1989 the 944's displacement was increased from 2.5 liters to _______ liters.
a.  5.7
b.  3.0
c.  2.7
d.  5.0

3.  The Porsche designed 944 engine is not an interference engine.
a.  True
b.  False

4.  What of the 4 cylinder models below was not offered by Porsche.
a.  924/924 Turbo
b.  944/944 Turbo
c.  944S
d.  968S

5.  The 944 Turbo was internally known as the _________.
a.  958
b.  990
c.  951
d.  None of the above

6. The Weissach version of the 924 for SCCA DP racing used ______________.
a.  electronic fuel injection
b.  mechanical fuel injection
c.  twin Weber carburetors

7.  If you have a pressure leak in your 944 Turbo at any part from the turbocharger to the inlet pipe your car will have a rich condition.
a.  True
b.  False

8.  968 limited slip differentials were supplied by __________.
a.  ZF
b.  Torsen
c.  Both a and b

9.  An improperly bled coolant system will not cause a 944 to run hot.
a. True
b.  False

10.  The 968 was the first car in the 924/944/968 range to be built in Stuttgart.
a.  True
b.  False


 Answers are at the end.

Board Meeting Minutes

by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the April 29, 2014 Board meeting will be available after approval at the May meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 27, 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

Membership Report April 2014


Congratulations to Walter Chalton with 42 years in PCA. Walter is in the far north of our region with his 67 912. Hey you guys up north let us know what is going on every so often. Scott Downie is our Northern contact, let him know if anything is happening. Peter Young and his 911 are celebrating 38 years in the Club. I suspect Peter had the 911 out on the roads in the Napa Valley during the past few weeks. Mike Beavers, a member for 29 years, and I bet has that new GT3 out on the road somewhere in our region.


Spring and Summer time brings out club members' cars.  We have a massive amount of events around our area. Give one a try.


Our membership continues to grow with new members, transfer-ins and dual membership.  Great place to be with the best Porsche owners in America, Right!


Anita and I have been having fun at our Region's autocrosses. So are our members as we all dodge new obstacles each month.  Grady, Anita and I have put in some long hours into making your driving experience one of the best in our Zone. Join us some time.


As always, if you need any help with name badges or membership, please feel free to email me at or call me at 707.995.5082 with any questions.




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

Drew Powers

Marylinn Wheatley-Powers



Red 356


Eward Schuller


Mill Valley


Black Cayenne GT


Mike Mansfield

Tyson Mansfield

Santa Rosa


Silver 911 Carrera

Golden Gate

Ian D. Rahn




Silver 911 Carrera


Happy Anniversary and Thanks to all of you.




Walter Chalton



Peter Young



Mike Beavers



Tom Whitaker



Peter Bohns



Bruce Ambler



Susan Boeschen



Debra Buckler



Claude Boulware



Dianne Graner



John Burns



Randolph Leathers



Scott Peterson



Julie Beatty



Anne Everest



Barbara Reising



Chris Barriscale



Edward Boracchia



James Meyer



Charlie Alegria



Marilyn Altenbach



Penny Dalton



Paul Fuerst



Carmen Shaw



Daniel Waugh



Liz Whitaker



Miyuki Benjamin



Peter Benjamin



Darin Brandt



Carol Burnham



Don Davidson



Rich French



Rebecca Katz



Gregg Kellogg



Brett Hamner



Renee Hamner



Vern Rogers



Don Zita



Craig Fellers



Maureen Bruce



James Demmert



Connie French



Heather Genereux



Vlad Tsyn





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
2014 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council


Appointed Directors

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Authentic BBS LM Wheel for Porsche 18" x 9.5" et55 5x130 Bolt Pattern - $800  
I have one spare, authentic BBS LM wheel for sale. It is 18" x 9.5" et55 with standard 5x130 Porsche bolt pattern. It fits perfectly as a rear wheel on 986 Boxsters, but also can work on 993 and 996 narrow body models. New these wheels run close to $1000 each plus shipping and sales tax. They are also made to order and take time for delivery. These wheels are period appropriate to '90s and early '00s Porsches and are considered by many as the most desirable aftermarket wheels.

Spec: 1 Rear Wheel: 18" x 9.5" et 55
Condition: Like-New and never mounted. There are two small knicks in the lip from being moved around in storage, otherwise it is pristine and clean enough to eat off of.  Price: $800 firm. (+ shipping and PayPal fees if not local)

Local buyers with cash-in-hand preferred (SF Bay Area), but I am willing to ship these at the buyer's expense. Contact me at or 510-882-6745.
I want to give my 38 years of Panoramas  to  whomever wants them. Hopefully someone would be able to utilize them  in a learning/teaching situation about Porsches.

They are in Santa Rosa, please come pick them up.
 Gary Bayless,

Porsche Boxster 986 OEM Aero Kit 1 Wing Rear Spoiler - $275

I have for sale a rare Porsche Aerokit 1 rear wing for a Boxster 986 (1997-2004). This part was only available from the factory as part of the Aero Kit 1 package which included a special front bumper, side skirts, and rear wing. With or without the rest of the package this wing adds a little something extra to the profile of the Boxster. 
Installation instructions can be readily found online. The rear taillight will need some rewiring as the previous owner simply cut the wires during uninstall. 
$275 or best offer. Local, cash-in-hand purchase preferred. This piece is long and too awkward to ship easily.  Jeremy Waen by phone 510-882-6745 or

For Sale 2003 Intermeccanica

This was built for an engineer with an eye to duplicate a 1956 GS/GT Speedster. These are built in Vancouver BC with only a limited number built each year. They are the best of the best, and this one is pristine with only 33k miles. The body is one piece that is bonded & riveted to a boxed frame much like the Porsche 904. It is wonderfully constructed and rivals and even surpasses the originals in many respects. Four wheel disk brakes, IRS suspension, a 2110 cc type 1 engine producing 146 hp, with 150 ft. Lbs. of torque at 5200 rpm. This little gem will not disappoint. These are built by appointment only and the cost to duplicate this is around $70,000.

Asking $43,000.
Contact Max Handley
Tel. 415-435-5299
Cell 415-265-6063
more photos here    more details at Intermeccanica - Custom Coach Builders

Got Wheels?

Several sets of four platinum anodized 928 Fuchs FORGED Flat Dish "S" wheels available.

Size is 7J x 16.  ET65 backspacing.  Part # 928 361 021 05.
Approximately 18.5 lbs each.  Strongest, lightest wheels Porsche offered.
Some minor cosmetic flaws, but perfect for track or winter wheels.

$200 for a set of four.  (also have two in silver finish same size $50 each.)  Used up sticky tires included free of charge!

James Heisey:


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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


Fikse Wheels 11x18, 8.5x18  Sized for a 2004 GT3 but will fit many others even a Boxster with rear spacers. .Like new!!   $2400/OBO
Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415 332 9331



roof rack

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



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