der Riesenbaum
In this Issue
President's Message
From the Editor
2014 Parade Concours
Porsches ont he Plaza
Sequoia Mammoth Lakes Tour
Field Stone Wine Tour
Zone 7 Carlsen Concours
Redwood Autocross #6
Autocross Results
Werks Reunion
PCA Car Corral Rolex
Zone 7 Autocross School
Redwood Pool Party
My Memorial
Redwood History
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.
July 2014 
August 2014

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


Parade in Monterey. How many of you went? How many of you have been to prior Parades? This was our first one. Each car had a registration number on it. If you had two cars you had an 'A' and a 'B' to go with your number. We had my '83 SC, and '99 Boxster both in Monterey that week. Susan drove one and I the other. For an entire week you couldn't turn around without seeing beautiful Porsches everywhere. I don't have an exact car count, but I seem to remember the registration number of 1295 as the last. This was apparently the biggest Parade ever.


I autocrossed, we banqueted, as well as had great dinners with small groups of Redwood friends. We did the wine tasting, and I went solo to the beer tasting. The concours was huge with some really amazing production and race cars. Both Susan and I got our two parade laps on Laguna Seca. She was so stoked she is talking about picking up another Porsche just for her.


Volunteers are what make this organization run, and volunteering is lots of fun. There is a kind of camaraderie that comes from working alongside your fellow members that is impossible to get in any other way. One of my most fun times at this year's Parade was handing out timing slips during the morning shift at the Thursday AX. I know that other Redwood members like Ron Breeze, Craig Steele, John Jackson and Mike Hinton did various volunteer gigs during their week in Monterey. Big thanks to these folks and to the others of you that gave of yourselves and your time at Parade.  I hope you had as much fun as I did!


I want to particularly acknowledge our own Sharon Neidel for handling the table decorations for all (yes that is correct, all) the banquets at Parade this year. The planning and execution of this was massive. I also want to acknowledge Dave Bunch both for his visible and behind the scenes support of Sharon. I know that Sharon's Mom Shirley was also a key player in making this happen.


Much more can and will be said of the 2014 Porsche Parade, some of it in this issue, but for now I'll move on to our Redwood Region July events.  


We will already have had our first July event by the time you read this. Porsches on the Plaza will have happened on Sunday July 6. At last count (on July 4) we had 42 cars signed up for parking on the Sonoma Town Square. This wonderful casual event always draws a big crowd and fantastic cars. Our Primary AX Sponsor, and Technical Advisor, Deven Wailes of Hi Tec Automotive, is not only providing prizes for People's Choice Awards, but also inviting all attendees to his Sonoma home for a party after the event. This is the second year in a row he has made this party invite official and open to all. The $20 per car fee to park on the Plaza, along with the National PCA Charity Subsidy, is being donated to CASA.


The next Redwood Region AX is just 6 days after our fun in Sonoma. We skipped June to allow folks to focus on Parade, and I know some of you are just Jonesing to get back on the AX course. I will not be among the attendees this time as I am finally getting myself and my SC (Bruno) on the track at Thunderhill over the July 12/13 weekend. Those of you at the AX will be basking in low 80's temps, whereas T-Hill in Willows is forecast to be 99 on Saturday and 102 on Sunday. I guess the good news is that I will lose a lot of water weight.  I will be running in the DE sponsored by Golden Gate Region, and we will be using all of the track, including the new extension. This addition makes it a 5 mile course.


Our last event for July is the Field Stone Winery Run on the 26th. I have planned a different route than last year, which will take us on a more northerly approach to the winery. Food and wine promise to be as good or better than last year. They will be pouring their jammy, luscious 2012 Syrah among other favorites of mine. This is one not to miss.That's all for now. 

Down the road,



The Saturday, July 26th tour to Field Stone Winery will take place as planned, albeit with an alternate driving route. There was some discussion about moving the date so the driving route did not conflict with the Vineman Triathalon which is being held that Saturday on the roads we previously planned to drive. A change of route will minimize crossover with that event to only the last 1/4 mile.

From the Editors

by Jerry Gladstone, der Riesenbaum Co-Editor


Here we are in the middle of the second decade of the 21st century and we still have a 20th century newsletter. Yes, we have made some progress through the elimination of a printed newsletter and delivery via email, but the current der Riesenbaum is only an electronic translation of the old printed newsletter. It is time to embrace the era of dynamic internet communications and make some sweeping changes to format, content and style. Some Porsche Regions and other types of clubs are experimenting with new formats and modernizing their member communications. We are watching them to see what works and what can be adapted for our use. In our business and personal lives most of us use computers, tablets, smart phones or a combination of all three to get information, news and to keep in touch with others. More to come very soon, but we do need your inputs. Please let us know your ideas and what aspects of member communications are important and useful to you.


We need you! Yes, we really do. PCA Regional newsletters thrive on contributed articles by their members. Please be encouraged to submit stories about your cars, events attended, trips, car care, technical tips, or any Porsche related experience or activity. The ideal submission is less than 700 to 1000 words with three to five captioned photos. Preferred formats are MS Word and jpg, respectively.


This issue is a bit light on articles which is the reason for the request for more contributed copy. But the issue does have important information about many wonderful upcoming events. See you at an event. 




Hi Tec Automotive


2014 Monterey Parade Concours d'Elegance
Story and Photos by Barbara McCrory, Redwood Region Newsletter Co-Editor and Webmaster

Nine cars from the Redwood Region entered the 2014 Monterey Parade Concours d'Elegance.  Most cars entered Preparation with two brave souls in Full.  The cars were arranged and judged on the field by class.  The day started out cold and damp - no concern about dust -- I was looking for water spots from the almost drizzle.  The sun did come and stay in the afternoon.
Judging Porsche #59
Once judging began, only light dusting was allowed.  Judges looked everywhere in the full class. 

 Porsche #54 Inside Porsche #54











There was time to look at all the different cars which had been brought to the event as part of the historic display.   Congratulations to Andy and Jack Brian and Richard and Margo Maxey on their first place finishes.  


Andy and Jack Brian's 1975 914
Richard and Margo Maxey's 1967 912

















Redwood Members entered in 2014 Parade Monterey Concours  




Edward Boracchia and Linda McDonald

1992 911 Carrera

 2nd place



Andy and Jack Brian

1975 914

1st place



Anthony Varni and William Walsh

1967 911S

5th place



John and Christine Burns

1979 930 Turbo

4th place



Ben and Claudia Brown

1987 911

11th place



Steve and Barbara McCrory

1987 944

2nd place



Jon Phillips

1998 993 SpeedsterS

2nd place



Richard and Margo Maxey

1967 912

1st place



Steve and Christine Meacham

1973 911

5th place


Photo albums - Barbara McCrory - Parade Concours 

                         Thorsten Kopitzki - General and Parade Concours 


Mobile Works West


Porsches on the Plaza - July 6, 2014 
Photos by Barbara McCrory, Story by Jerry Gladstone

On a beautiful Sunday morning, 47 exquisite Porsches arrived in Sonoma where they were arranged for public viewing on the Plaza Square. The event, though free to the public, was a fundraiser for our charity: CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates (click CASA). Each car owner donated an entry fee earmarked for the charity. At the end of the day we had collected $940. When augmented by the PCA charity subsidy the total came to $1,390.

The vintages, model varieties and colors of the cars displayed are best seen in photographs, a sampling of which makes up the rest of this article. Spectator attendance by the general public was excellent; also many PCA members who did not display their cars came to look and socialize. Following the event there was a party for Redwood members at Deven Wailes' Sonoma home.

Porsches of all vintages and colors on the Sonoma Plaza
Looking onto the Plaza from the 2nd floor
A very colorful lineup of shiny Porsches
Macan, 993, 911 and 997

Deven Wailes brought a 356 race car
Steve & Mike deJung's 911 race car


Roy Thylin's newly restored '71 911T
Brian Chinnock's "hot rod" 356 Speedster

Kurt with Bob Sherwood in his slantnose 911
A great day for all who attended

Additional photos may be viewed in online albums by clicking:
     Barbara McCrory (click)
     Simone and Thorsten Kopitzki (click)
     Paige Gaines (click)
     Bob Schoenherr (click)

Cars Dawydiak


sequoiaSequoia Region Mammoth Lakes Tour - July 18-20, 2014



fieldField Stone Wine Tour
Field Stone Winery  Registration closes on July 25 2014
Questions?  Vern Rogers by email: or phone 415.420.9567



carlsenZone 7 Golden Gate Region Carlsen Porsche Concours
Carlsen Porsche Concours
Questions?  Contact Larry Adams by phone 650-345-2232 or email:

Bertolli's Auto Body


axRedwood Region Autocross, Saturday, August 9, 2014
 Redwood Region Autocross 
Questions?  Contact Grady Carter by email 

Autocross Results


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


TRG - The Racer's Group


werksWerks Reunion - A Porsche Gathering in Carmel Valley
August 15, 2014  Registration is open at  Facebook Page  Werks Reunion website
PCA Werks Reunion
Questions?  Contact Tom Provasi by email:

rolexPorsche Club of America Car Corral -
                   2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Registration for the Car Corral closes on on August 1, 2014.  
Don't forget to purchase race tickets too directly from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!
BusiBee Bookkeeping


axsZone 7 Autocross School
Registration is open for this school at  
Registration closes August 19, 2014.  
Questions?  Contact Paul Czopek by phone 209.531.8141 or email:

poolRedwood Region Pool Party
Redwood Region Pool Party  Registration closes on August 27, 2014
Questions?  Contact Kurt Fischer by email: or phone 415.819.2210

My Memorial ... by Dick Badler, Rocky Mountain Region 

So I was having dinner with a friend. I forget exactly how it came up. It was sort of out of the blue, the wild blue. My friend asked me what I would want as a memorial service.

I looked at her blankly. I didn't have a clue.

Frankly, I don't dwell on my mortality. I'd much rather focus on the future. And, besides, what difference will it make to me, if I won't be there to participate? And just how presumptuous would I be to assume that I have life lessons to impart on others?

But I sipped the hemlock. I asked her, do you have a memorial planned out?

And, with that, my friend, who has 25 years in AA, started rattling off a complete memorial service, from soup to nuts, including readings from the Big Book, excerpts from certainsteps in the process, where her two children would speak, for how long, and so onand so forth, ending with an open mike.

She finished, sat back, and shot me a contented stare.

Oh, I said.... and I began to panic. But a thought struck me, one thought; take my ashes, take them out on the highway, in a high performance car, preferably a Porsche, and strew them out the window. But you must be traveling at more than 100 MPH.

Now she had a panicked look. How do you do that, she said. She obviously does not have the car gene.

I said it's easy. Just find an open stretch of highway. Speed up. Do the deed. And slow down. It's a snap. And you can use my radar detector, if it makes you feel better. I won't need it any more. I don't even care if it's day or night.

Anything else?

She had given me a little time to collect my thoughts. The wheels started turning, so to speak.

Music. You must be playing music from my death defying playlist. Loud.

Like what?

Highway to Hell. Deadman's Curve. The Leader of the Pack. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. Knockin' on Heaven's Door. A Thousand Miles from Nowhere. Ol' 55. Rockin' 88. This Is The End. Born to Run. Beep Beep. Pink Cadillac. Hot Rod Lincoln. Hey Little Cobra. Mercedes Benz. Don't Stop (Thinking about tomorrow.) Long May You Run. Road to Nowhere.

Nothing by the Beach Boys?

Good catch. 409. Shut Down. Little Deuce Coupe.

Well, what about a service?

Now I was rolling. I want a large flat screen TV set up, and I want it to play, in a continuous loop, in-car videos of Senna lapping Monaco, Schumacher lapping Spa, a Porsche 956 lapping the Nurburgring, preferably with Derek Bell's voiceover, the two-minute Shell commercial celebrating their 60-year relationship with Ferrari, the Le Rendezvous film.

What else?

At the reception, I want monitors set up, playing Grand Prix, Le Mans and Senna.

What about Rush?

I'm impressed!

Any photos?

Sure, why not. Take from my house the following, and put them on easels, all around the service area; my line cutaway painting of the Marlboro McLaren MP 4/2, signed by Niki Lauda and Alain Prost, my two vintage Monaco Grand Prix posters, my poster of the Siffert-Redman Porsche-Gulf 908-3 in the 54th Targa Florio, my poster of the Porsche Carrera 6 airborne in the 1000 Kilometer Nurburgring race, my poster of the 911 in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally.

Oh, and my Kills Bugs Fast poster of the 993 Turbo.

And anyone who wants them can have them. What am I going to do with them? Better yet, have an auction, with the funds going to an anti-texting and driving campaign.

Do you want anyone to speak? To say a few words on your behalf?

No. I want someone to read the words from two ads that I framed, decades ago. They're both for the Ferrari 308. The first one says "What can be conceived can be created." And the second one says "Only those who dare truly live."

That's it?

What else is there?

And with that I sat back, and I too smiled contentedly.

Redwood History - Saga of Redwood Region - San Diego or Bust!

by Mary Lynn Lucas
from the July 1981 issue of der Riesenbaum, reprinted exactly as it appeared 33 years ago

Now that we were old hands at Parade attendance, we took almost the entire active region to San Diego in 1977.  San Diego offered both competitive and social entrants and came up with about 1000 cars in attendance (shades of Monterey 2014)...It was hot!!  California was in the middle of a drought and there was no ice  (sound familiar?)


Some of us arrived a day early, registered and were well ensconced waiting for Redwood to arrive.  Come Sunday no one arrived and it was getting later and later and those of us anxiously awaiting the arrival of loved ones (Husbands with the Master Charge card, the other half of your team so you could register, etc.) were beginning to get slightly concerned and then in the middle of the afternoon here came Redwood, each with a tale to tell.


Apparently some had difficulty reading a sign "No Gas for the next 60 miles" and failed to take evaporation and so on into consideration and wonder of wonders ran out of gas. (Some people didn't think Porsches could do that sort of thing!)  Thanks to the little 356 of Al Barbieri, the hot and tired group was able to get under way. (No stories about out of gas this year.)
For the full story see July 1981 der Riesenbaum 

Board Meeting Minutes

by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the June 24, 2014 Board meeting will be available after approval at the July meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on July 29, 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

Congratulations to our 40, 30, and 20 year members. These dedicated Porsche fans have experienced the Porsche fever for a long time.  Hope everyone really enjoyed Parade.  Anita and I couldn't go due to my work schedule but we monitored results online. Congratulations to our Redwood members who did very well at Parade in the concours, autocross, and other fun activities. 


As always, 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 June New Members to the Redwood Region.  We hope to see you at an upcoming event.  






Prior Region

Duff Bevill




911 Turbo


Piper Kimball






Paul Vartabedian






Frank Kovacevic






Mark Partridge




911 Carrera


Mary Jane Perkins






Robert Lane

Lindsay Lane

Pt Richmond




Jeff Stevenson


Santa Rosa




William McCoy




911 Turbo


Tom Porter






Ashu Vyas


Corte Madera


911 Carrera



June Anniversaries - 5 years and over.  Happy Anniversary and Thanks to all of you.





Richard Mattos



David Margulies



Donald Canardo



Kit Kersch



John Kiger



Bela Thury



Peter Kane



Ernest Iaconetti



Jeffrey Civian



William Ravina



Paul Simmons



Roger Sampson



John Baldwin



David Bunch



William Thomas



Michael Depaoli



Howard McKinley



James Polisson



Tim Hensel



Russell Zink



Tony Taylor



Jim Hybiske



Joaquin Horton



Michael Elliott-Jones



Paul Alber



Jess Ghannam



Jason Washing



Kenneth Dewey



Matt Babich



Gary Wyatt



Stephanie Stewart



Paul Nadel



George Steed



Peter Hamel



Judson Rounds



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.
CASA Flyer


Redwood Region Contacts
2014 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council

Appointed Directors (photos planned for next issue)

der Marktplatz


1988 Porsche Carrera Pars
For Sale- 1988 911 Carrera Take-off Parts (all in very good original OEM condition) 


  Whaletail Deck- complete $750.
  Rear Bumper- complete w/side extensions $200.
  Many other stock take-offs available from my SPEC 911 Project


Please call or email Scott Buchanan  

Porsche Factor Boxster/911 Short Shift
Porsche Factory Boxster/911 Short Shift Console/Kit - $350

For sale is a less than 8,000 mile used but like new factory Porsche short shift kit, part number 997-424-983-00.  The kit reduces shift throw distance by up to 35% on the 986 & 996 cars (somewhat less on the 996 & 997 cars).
I put it in my 2004 Boxster S and it took about 1.5 hours, the biggest part of the time was spent removing the center console.  It's pretty straight-forward and lots of videos and instructions online.  IMHO, it's one of the most best performance improvements you can make for the money and feels much tighter than the stock shifter assembly.  I got a good deal on a GT3 shift console so I replaced my short-shifter with that (and it actually has a longer throw, just a different feel).  It is slightly firm to engage 1st gear when cold however it warms up quickly and is so much nicer overall.   
The kit/console retails for ~$505.  As I understand it, the kit will work on 986, 987, 996, and 997, and Cayman models through 2012.
Phone:  415-889-3755  mail:
Price:  $350 w/ Petaluma or San Rafael pickup, will ship for additional cost
Porsche Panorama MagazineI 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 KitPorsche 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
BBS Wheel
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.
2003 Intermeccanica 1956 GS/GT Speedster

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

Porsche 928 wheelGot 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 



Porsche Cayenne OEM 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

Classified ads for Porsches and Porsche-related parts or accessories are available at no charge to PCA members and may be submitted to the editor via email by the 5th of the month to be included in that month's issue of der Riesenbaum. Ads will run for three months, space permitting, unless canceled by the seller. Classified ads are also included in the der Marktplatz section on our Club website. Editor may modify ad copy as needed based on space constraints, and is not responsible for content, errors or omissions. Commercial ads are not accepted. Please contact Sponsorship Director Simone Kopitzki at 415.299.7563 for sponsorship information and rates.   


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


Letters to the editor, feedback, questions, and suggestions about der Riesenbaum and the Redwood Region in general are welcome. We also encourage members to submit photos and/or write-ups about Club events or related activities. Written contributions and photos are welcome and should be emailed to the editor. The submission deadline for publication in der Riesenbaum is the 5th day of the month for that month's publication. Material received after the deadline will be considered for publication the following month. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication.


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Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region


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