In this Issue
President's Message
From the Editors
October Members' Meeting
Postcards from the Palace
Redwood Autocross #9
Autocross Results
The Iceman Report
Redwood Plaza Bistro
Tech Tactics West 2014
Redwood Holiday Party
Redwood History
Board Meeting Minutes
Membership Report
Membership Information
Redwood Region Contacts
der Marktplatz
Upcoming Events at a Glance


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October 2014
 November 2014

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President's Message

vern rogers headshot 2011
by Vern Rogers, Redwood Region President


When last I wrote I was just about to take off for my second track weekend at Thunderhill; and that turned out to be even better than the first one! Temperatures at the track were slightly cooler than in July, and by Sunday, my driving had significantly improved. I still get butterflies in the belly before each session, but I have come to believe that is a good thing; keeps you sharp. HPDE's for me are a two steps forward, one step back experience. I found that even though I was familiar with the track from my prior DE, my skill level did not stay at the 'peak' it had attained by the time I left that first event. I did however, get back to and surpass that level by the end of this one. I really encourage all of you that enjoy autocross to do at least one HPDE. It took me 6 years of autocross to get up the nerve to do a track event. I am not sure why I waited so long.


Speaking of autocross, we just finished our 8th autocross of 2014. I want to thank Grady, Bob, Anita, Craig, Mac, James, Tom, Greg, Kurt and all the others of you who consistently show up, both before and during the event to support autocross. These great times would just not be possible without you. I want to single out Bob Schoenherr for special thanks regarding the many times he has trailered his car to the site just so we have a vehicle to tow the autocross trailer. I know it would have been a lot more fun for him to just drive his 914 down. Thanks Bob!

Coming up on Sunday, October 19th is our Annual Members Meeting. As in past years this will start with a drive and end up at the Union Hotel in Occidental. Mike Hinton will lead the drive this year. This meeting is a last opportunity to throw your hat in the ring for one of the four elected Board positions (President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer). It is also an opportunity to acknowledge all the work that our Board has done and to generally celebrate our club and its members. Please attend if you can.


Though there are only four elected positions, there are many appointed Board positions. We have openings for Event Director, Membership Director, and Newsletter Editor(s). Additionally there are always opportunities for members to volunteer and assist in other ways. Your club needs you, and volunteering is not only fun, but a great way to deepen your Porsche Club friendships and build new ones. Please speak with me or any other Board member if you would like to be more involved.


Events for November include our last autocross of 2014 (AX #9 on November 1st) and a dinner run to the Plaza Bistro in Sonoma (November 8th). I heard a rumor that the autocross may involve multiple-lap runs. Those of you that attended the October autocross or have done our 'Emmett Wilder Enduros' in the past know what fun this can be. The run to the Plaza Bistro will start in the afternoon and get to the Sonoma Town Square around 6 pm. This is the third year of this event, and it is always a great time. I hope you can attend. Please see below for details.


I'll close this month by saying thanks to a few more folks:

  • Holger and Martina for another great Oktoberfest event
  • Kurt for leading the Oktoberfest tour yet again
  • Jerry and Barbara for their 'temporary' role as Newsletter Editors (for 2+ years)
  • James for another successful Zone 7 Concours at Ledson

That's all for now. Down the road,



From the Editors

by Jerry Gladstone, der Riesenbaum Co-Editor


In his President's column, Vern highlighted a number of upcoming events that will close out Redwood's activity calendar for 2014. One event not mentioned is Redwood's Annual Holiday Party to be held on Saturday evening, December 13th at Nourish in Mill Valley. Our 2012 Party was held there and we had a fabulous time with outstanding music, food and drink. A preliminary flyer for that event is included in this issue; complete information will be coming as soon as the menu is finalized. (Actually, all but the seafood entree is decided, that awaits seasonal availability information.) Also forthcoming is information on two local hotels providing us with special rates for an overnight stay on that night.  


Speaking of 2014 coming to an end, December's der Riesenbaum will be our (Barbara's and Jerry's) last issue as co-editors -- our two-plus year "temporary" term is coming to a close. We need volunteers to take over the editorship and ensure ongoing communications with our large membership. Talk to Barbara or myself, or any Board member, about what this responsibility entails.  


We would like to publish a collection of the best photographs taken at events during 2014 in the December dR. Please send your best one or two photos to the editors, with permission to publish (with credits of course). We might even get the Board to consider this into a photo contest with a prize for the very best photo. 


As you already know, Sonoma County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) is the charity Redwood Region has chosen to support. At the end of each year the Region presents CASA with a check at the annual Holiday Party. Though our donation is generous, it represents only a small portion of their needs. Since it is back to school time and holiday time is just around the corner, CASA can use even more help - your help. Please consider making a tax deductible donation, as an individual, directly to CASA by using the link at the bottom of the CASA graphic that immediately follows this column.  Thank you! 




Click here to be connected to CASA's donation page.


octRedwood Region October Members' Meeting, Sunday, October 19, 2014
RSVP with menu choice using  by October 16, 2014.

Events are not searchable on MotorsportReg so you need to use the link.



October Annual Meeting
Questions?  Contact Mike Hinton


Mobile Works West


Postcards from the Palace - Ledson Concours - by Steve McCrory
Ledson Winery

Redwood Region's Zone 7 Concours took place at the Ledson Winery in Kenwood on September 21st.  We resisted wine tasting until after completion of final prep to be judged.

Porsche 1983 911SC



Competition class winner was Vern Rogers, Redwood Region President.  His car was recently run at Thunderhill as Vern learned the new track addition. If only Vern had a couple of boxes of Q-tips; cleaning only the wheel surfaces cost him a point per wheel..



Porsche 1972 911T

Mike Hinton came close - a tie until the judges
broke the tie by comparing each area of the cars being judged and gave first place based on the first area that had more points for one car.

What a great place for a Zone 7 concours.  For a brief moment, I thought I was on a European vacation, then Barbara reminded me that I needed to clean the wheels on our '87 944 and the spell was broken.


Porsches Street S-6

John D'Angelo (GGR) and Phil Snowden (MBY) show there's no hard feelings after an intense "Judge Off" to determine the winner of Street S-6.  Tied on points, both were awarded first place trophies.  They agreed to a future rematch.


The judges rejudged on seven different items, and it was still tied.

1971 911E
Jerry Connors accepting congratulations from a fan
2008 GT3
Greg Maissen entered this 2008 GT3 from Hi Tec

911 in position waits for judging team
Devin Wailes, Hi Tec and Vern Rogers, Redwood President, getting ready to present awards. Hi Tec Automotive is a continuing sponsor of this event. Thanks Hi Tec for your support of the Zone 7 Concours Series. New this year was the addition of a German crystal wine glass to the awards presentation - goes well with the wine.
Award - People's Choice
Vern Rogers, Redwood President, presents the People's Choice Award to Inge and Charlie Palmer.

All entrants received a bottle of wine and a wine glass. Special thanks to Ledson, Hi Tec, Redwood Region, and the volunteers for another great Zone 7 event.
More photos from this event can be found here:

Cars Dawydiak


Redwood Region Autocross #9 - November 1, 2014
Register using 
You must use the link here, on the website, calendar, or flyer as these events are not searchable on MSR.
Porsche Autocross
Questions?  Contact Grady Carter, email

Autocross Results


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


The Iceman Report: Redwood Autocross #8 - October 4, 2014
Report and Photos by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary
Autocross #8 was Redwood's annual Emmett Wilder Enduro. Enduro meaning instead of running 6 or 7 one lap runs in both the morning and afternoon sessions, each run consists of three consecutive laps. Bob Schoenherr, our autocross co-chair, designed a very fast course out and back. We had 31 drivers participate.

It was 90 degrees and I had to make two trips to the store for six cases of water and 60 pounds of ice. I repaired our large capacity Igloo cooler just in time for this very hot autocross session. Please see the autocross results posted on the Redwood website (click).

I am still without my 2006 black Cayman S as it is currently being repaired in San Diego. My son, Sean, informed me that the engine is fine and does not require a rebuild or replacement. I am planning on driving it back to Santa Rosa in November. I will unfortunately miss the last scheduled autocross on November 1st.

As I like to photograph cars, especially Porsches, I took many pictures during the event.  I will share a few of the best shots in this article.
Stacy ready to run the 1.2 mile 3-lap course 
Christine signals she is ready to run 
Vern out on the course 
Mac's Boxster with a new high output engine 

A Cayman finishing a run as a Boxster starts theirs
James' 928S4  grabs a little dirt in the final gate 

                                  No Porsche autocross is complete without a "getting air" contest.
The second runner up.
The runner up
Porsche 356: always a winner!



novRedwood Region Dinner Run to Plaza Bistro - November 8, 2014

Register using by November 6, 2014.

Events are not searchable on MotorsportReg so you need to use the link. 

Dinner Run Plaza Bistro
Questions?  Contact:  Don Magdanz


Bertolli's Auto Body


Tech Tactics West 2014 - November 22/23, Ontario, CA
Registration is scheduled to open on October 29 on at the following link:
Tech Tactics West

TRG - The Racer's Group


Save the Date - Redwood Region Holiday Party - December 13
Candle Holiday Party Porsche
Questions before October 20 - Jerry Gladstone,
after October 20 - Don Magdanz,
BusiBee Bookkeeping


Redwood History - September 1981 - Redwood Region goes to San Simeon


San Simeon tour group designated as "John Fitzgerald 30+ mpg" departed behind John and Sandy Fitzgerald in their green 914 with John and Sandy taking turns at the wheel and guiding us expertly and safely to San Simeon. . . .


Finally, Beth Canardo knew how to tell it like it is with the statement on the front of her t-shirt which read, "OLD PORSCHES NEVER DIE . . .  THEY JUST INCREASE IN VALUE.". . . .   


Although our group arrived for lunch at Pinnacles National monument as the 911s were leaving, we had a congenial lunch and were later entertained by the park ranger introducing and describing his collection of snakes. . . .


Everyone dined in nearby Cambria where we all had a lovely meal except for Harold Allen who struggled outside in the dark doing a tech session on How To Fix Your Fan Belt . . . Without Tools. 



Porsche with Turkey
Thanksgiving is approaching.

For the rest of the story - November 1981 der Riesenbaum




Board Meeting Minutes

by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the September 30, 2014 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 28 at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill & Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd., Novato.  All members are welcome to attend

Membership Report

bob schoenherr headshot 2011
by Bob Schoenherr, Redwood Region Membership Director

Congratulations to our 40 and 30 plus year members!  Man the Redwood Empire is a great place to live and drive a Porsche. Anita and I have autocrossed, toured, and concoured this summer and met Porsche members from all around Zone 7. Was a crazy summer, but very enjoyable. One last AX to do and a couple tours and 2014 will be over. Where did the time go?  Hope to see everyone at some of our last events of the year. Redwood Region we really do "Rock"


As always, please feel free to email me at or call me at 707-289-4304 with any questions.




New Members


   Primary Members




   Affiliate Members




   Dual Members




   Total Members


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






Lin Wang


Redwood City


911Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Andrew Smith


Mill Valley


911 Carrera

Achim Hoelzle




Silver 911 Targa

Gerald McLean


Mill Valley


Rainforest Boxster

Briana Stroud

Robert Lander



Green Cayenne

Steven Ring




Silver 356 Coupe


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





Allen Barbieri



Steve Hunter



Lawrence Harrison



Tom Everhart



Stan Michelman



L Stephens



John Rice



Steve Davis



Davidson Neukom



Jon Paul Phillips



Fred Clough



Martin Rosen



Brent Morgan



Michael Cole



John Tuteur



Dominic Arcuri



Victor Brito



Dean Lyon



Russell Meeks



Robert Pringle



Thomas DIxon



Stephen Glenn



Gordon Reynolds



Greg Maissen



Joseph Valls



Tim Bringman



Alfred Ghanayem



Gene Kunde



Brian Vineys



Maria Duarte



Christopher Wettstein



Tom Edwards



Shirley Neidel



David Wetmore




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







Ad-Hoc Committees
der Marktplatz


wheel1 BBS wheel 16 x 8.  3 piece NOS, never mounted, for 911.  Not perfect, clear coat on outside rim starting to show age.  $500

contact Steve McCrory at

4 Steel Wheels, 15 x 6 1/2. Pro built for early 911, never mounted but scratches will need touch-up $500.

contact Steve McCrory at
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
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.
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
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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