In this Issue
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 2015 Redwood Region calender online.
June 2015

July 2015

Click here  for a single-page 2015 Redwood Region calendar in PDF format.

President's Message 

Mike Hinton President
by Mike Hinton, Redwood Region President




  Now that I've gotten the bulk of my traveling out of the way, it's time get out and enjoy the (almost) summer weather in a Porsche.  Our last trip was a quick drive to Colorado Springs to attend my niece's high school graduation (since she's the daughter of my baby sister, I guess that means I'm really old!)  I thought it would be a good opportunity to test the touring capabilities of our 2014 Carrera.  Not surprisingly, the 991 proved to be an excellent tourer.  We drove 2,800 miles in 4 days of driving, in supreme comfort.  Our route included both interstate highways and 2-lane roads, and the 991 was at home both places.  Oh, and 27 mpg overall doesn't hurt either!


  Now that I'm home for a while, I'm eagerly anticipating the Region's upcoming events.  Please check out the calendar - no matter what your interests are, we probably have an event that you'll enjoy.  On one hand, we continue to have excellent turnouts at the events, but on the other hand, we have over 500 primary members.  It seems that only a small fraction of members attend the events.  My Board and I would like to change that situation.  If you can fit an event into your schedule (I know, we all have a million things to do), come to one you like and meet some of your fellow members.  I've met scores of friendly, interesting people, through the Club.  I'd encourage you to do the same.  Also, if you have an idea for an event that we don't currently sponsor, please contact me or any other Board member. 


Hope to see all of you soon!


Mike Hinton



From the Editor

by Jamie DeRuiter, der Riesenbaum Editor


  Wow this past month has been a busy one!  It seemed like every day had something on the calendar that needed tending to.  As a result, I didn't get to many Porsche related events.  I did find time to autocross at our zone 7 event for one day.  I wish I could have made both days but the stars were just not lining up for me.  


  I got a chance to get up to the mountains and cut some wood before all the graduation madness. My son, Jeremy, graduated from Vintage High School this month and is heading to college.  Time is like a Porsche in high gear heading through the straight away.  I don't look forward to the emptiness of the house without him around.  


  We have some really great events happening in the next month:

  • Mammoth High-Alpine Tour June 19-21
  • Porsche Parade June 19-21
  • Sacramento Valley Region Zone 7 concours #2 June 28
  • Biscotti & Cars July 4
  • Marin County Cars & Coffee July 5
  • Redwood Region autocross #6 July 11

  Mark one down on your calendar and make a point of getting your Porsche out for some fun in the sun.  Bring a friend or loved one and share the joy.  If you don't make a point of getting out time will slip away from you and the next thing you know your child goes from a chubby cheeked toddler to a college freshman.


Shift Toward Adventure,


Jamie DeRuiter





fieldField Stone Winery Tour, Saturday, July 18, 2015
Field Stone Winery
RSVP using ends on July 16, 2015.  Redwood Region events are not searchable on MSR so be sure to use the link here or from the  Calendar.  Questions?  Vern Rogers by email at


nielloSacramento Valley Zone 7 Niello Concours #2, Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sacramento Niello Concours


mbyMonterey Bay Zone 7 Concours #3, Sunday, July 20, 2015
Concours in Paradise


Mobile Works West




Targa California 2015
by Mike Hinton, President


  I was fortunate enough to attend the 7th annual Targa California, which was held on April 23-25.  What is the Targa California, you ask?  In a nutshell, the Targa California is a tour over some of California's best back roads for 1976 and older cars.  The pre-1976 requirement isn't rigid, however.  If Dave Bouzaglou, the "Chief Disorganizer" likes you, or your car, you can participate!


  The 2015 edition of Targa started in Thousand Oaks, and I would be joining my friends Chris Harrell and Dave Stallcup (fellow PCA members) on the drive in my 1972 911T (a.k.a. Barney).  Chris would be driving his 1973 911T hotrod (a.k.a. The Beast), and Dave got special dispensation to bring his 1988 924S (his 1972 911T was having its new paint job finalized).


  Of course, the next thing I had to do was to physically arrive in Thousand Oaks.  By Mapquest's calculations, my preferred route down Highway 101 (instead of continually dodging semi-trucks on I-5), would be about 425 miles.  When I told some of my friends about Targa, and my plan to drive down there, the conversation went something along these lines:  "Really?  In a 43-year old car?"  I replied, well, it IS a Porsche!  "So what did you do to get the car ready?"  I said, "well, I washed it, changed the oil, adjusted tire pressures, and autocrossed it last weekend!"  I hoped that my confidence wasn't misplaced, as I had never driven the car over 200 miles in one day.


  As it happened, my optimism was rewarded.  Barney motored serenely down to Thousand Oaks, purring happily in that 3,000 - 4,000 rpm range that air-cooled Porsches seem to thrive on.  And I even got 23 mpg!


  There was a fairly large group of cars in the hotel parking lot when I arrived at about 2:30 in the afternoon.  Lots of older (and some newer) Porsches, along with a nice mix of Corvettes, BMWs, Alfas, and even a Morgan!  It was easy to see that anyone traveling on the Targa route in the next couple of days would be treated to an exquisite rolling car show (after moving over to let us pass, of course!)


  Shortly after I arrived, my friend Chris showed up (Dave was going to meet us the following morning) and we picked up the route books and other information.  My eyes got wide, looking at the first day's route:  it was nearly 400 miles, eventually ending up in Scotts Valley, near Santa Cruz.  Having lived in Southern California for 25 years, I was somewhat familiar with the roads, and eagerly anticipated the first segment over the route, which followed Highway 166 through the Los Padres National Forest.  Dave arrived the following day in plenty of time for the driver's meeting, and shortly afterwards, there was a mad scramble as over 100 cars took to the road.  Chris and Dave, being veterans of a previous Targa, advised waiting until the crowd had dispersed.  Essentially, our three cars would be the "caboose" of the long train of cars in front of us.  As it turned out, we weren't the caboose for long...


  Once the route broke free of Simi Valley and Santa Paula, we headed into the mountains on Highway 166.  Somehow, I got nominated to be the "leader" of our little group, so I tried to adopt a quick, but "sensible" pace.  We all had radios in our cars, so the pace could be adjusted if necessary.  Soon enough, we began to overtake the cars that didn't handle as well as old Porsches do.  Believe me, we weren't making these passes because of superior horsepower - Barney only has 125hp from the 2.2 liter T engine.  After an entertaining run down the mountain, we proceeded through rolling hills, and then through the lovely city of Taft.  This part of California is oil country, so it seemed appropriate that we were consuming some of those resources in our old Porsches.  A bit further up the road from Taft was our first real regrouping point:  Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  The plan was to follow a pace car around the track, and then return to the paddock area.  After getting the GoPro cameras primed, we joined in.  I had never been to Buttonwillow before, so I had no idea where the track went.  I tried to follow the black lines on the track, instead of the car in front of me.  That was a good decision!  The pace car maintained a reasonable pace, but Barney, being a race car, was chomping at the bit to go faster.  Maybe next time.


  As I pulled into the paddock area to park, I heard Chris on the radio saying "Let's do that again!"  I was game, but I had shut off my camera, and was now trying to fumble around with it to record the next session.  I was still fumbling as we passed the starter and headed to the track.  I had to slow way down to get the camera functioning, and when I looked up, there was....clear track ahead!  Naturally, we had to pick up the pace to rejoin the group.  What fun!  That brief exposure to the race track just confirms my commitment to do a DE (Drivers Education) event sometime this year.  I can't wait!


  After a brief lunch at the track, we stayed to the west of I-5, eventually picking up Highway 25, which eventually goes through Hollister.  If you've never driven Highway 25, you're missing out on a treat.  Great rolling terrain, plenty of medium-speed corners, passing zones, and little traffic.  Due to the lack of rain, the wildflowers weren't the best, but very scenic nevertheless.  After a couple of wrong turns by our fearless leader (me), we eventually made it to our hotel in Scotts Valley.  There, it was time to get dinner and review the on-track videos we had made.  I put a bit over 400 miles on Barney on Day 1.  Fortunately, the two upcoming days were much shorter.


  We decided to play caboose again on Day 2, which first featured a run up Highway 9 and Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard).  These roads were not much more than paved goat paths, barely 1.5 lanes wide, with plenty of sharp, blind turns.  The dappled sunlight filtering through the trees made visibility even more dicey.  I was glad that Dave was leading this section, and he did a great job, maintaining a sane, but entertaining pace.   The main goal for the morning was Alice's Restaurant.  We had stopped earlier to take pictures of Palo Alto from Skyline, so by the time we reached Alice's, the parking lot was a mob scene.  We opted to skip the stop.  The lunch suggestion for the group was Half Moon Bay, not far north of Alice's.  Chris suggested that we deviate from the route book and just follow Highway 84 to the coast.  Good call by Chris.  We hooked up with a group of about 8 other Targa participants, and they lead us on a fun, fast roller coaster ride down to Highway 1.  I can't imagine how the "actual" route could have been more entertaining.  After lunch, it was time to head back to Scotts Valley via Highway 1.  Highway 1 is picturesque, but is clogged with slow/inattentive drivers.  I was happy to turn onto Bonny Doon Road, and get back to the proper Porsche roads. 


  After a brief time to freshen up, it was time to head to Bruce Canepa's shop in Scotts Valley.  Mere words can't describe the "shop."  Go to the website and marvel at the collection of cars for sale, and for display.  The actual "shop" is equally impressive, with cars as diverse as a Porsche 906, to a Ferrari 365 GTB4 being serviced.  Equally amazing was the "wall of cars" at the back of the shop.  The visit was a fitting end to another entertaining day.


  For Day 3, we again repeated the caboose strategy, and decided to go elsewhere for breakfast.  We found a nice diner a couple of miles from the hotel, and all had great meals.  We were all belted in and ready to go, and then, the Beast would not start.  Early 911s aren't that complex, so we figured that it was something simple.  Remembering the 3 elements necessary for combustion (air, fuel, spark), we raised the back lid while Chris tried to start the car again.  No luck.  We could smell the fuel (gotta love carburetors), and I've never heard of old rain-hat style air filters plugging up, so I grabbed the distributor cap.  It was loose.  One of the two clips wasn't attached.  Surely that was the issue.  Cap secured, Chris tried again.  Nada.  So, we pulled the cap off to find that the end of the rotor had burned off!  Of course, the next question was where we were going to find a rotor for a 1973 Porsche in Scotts Valley on a Saturday.  As always, Google is your friend, and we soon located an auto parts place nearby.  Naturally, the part wasn't in stock, but the parts book was showing a rotor that was completely unlike the one we'd removed.  The parts guy says:  "I have this other one that looks like yours, but it's for a 914."  Chris bought it anyway.  I suggested going back to Canepa to see if they could help.  We did talk to the service manager, and he checked his personal stash, but came up empty.  He did say that the rotor Chris bought "should" work.  Hmmm.  At that point the only logical thing to do was to install the rotor and hope for the best.  After buttoning up the distributor, the tension was thick as Chris tried again.  The Beast fired right up!


  So after our 2-hour delay, we headed for Carmel, where lunch awaited.  Owing to our delay, we elected to skip the lunch and proceeded through the foothills to River Road, which parallels the Salinas River.  Again, we were greeted with beautiful scenery, and great twisty roads.  Eventually, we rolled through King City.  With the final destination of Paso Robles only 60 miles away, we elected to press on.  We arrived in Paso Robles in mid-afternoon, and proceeded to a barbecue restaurant that Chris and Dave had sampled on their previous Targa.  The food was excellent!


  After early dinner, it was decision time.  We had made reservations in Paso Robles for the night, but we all decided to head back to our respective homes.  Of course, for me that meant another 4.5 hours in the car, but I didn't mind.  I pointed Barney north on Highway 101, and cruised back home, with a side trip to our hotel in Scotts Valley, where I had left something....   All in all, Barney and I covered nearly 1,500 miles, with no issues at all.  Barney only used one quart of Brad Penn too!


  If you like to drive, you owe it to yourself to participate in Targa California.  I'm hoping to join Chris next year, when we'll drive our 914s!


Werks Reunion, Friday, August 14, 2015
Werks Reunion

Werks Reunion website            Registration on


This event sold out last year - 254 entries as of 6/12/2015.  This year's limit is 150 Concours and 485 in the Corral. The Porsche Club of America will hold its second annual Werks Reunion Friday, August 14, 2015. It is the premier Porsche event and will take place during the world-famous "Monterey Car Week" on California's Monterey Peninsula. In years past, PCA co-hosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Canada Golf Club. Attendees will be treated to a stunning display of more than 500 Porsches and vendor booths, and the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts. The 2015 show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.


Win a set of Michelin tires, attend the 2016 24 Hour of Le Mans - It's as easy as registering for the 2015 Werks Reunion  Yes you read that right. Michelin, the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Werks Reunion, is providing substantial prizes for Werks Reunion attendees. 

The first official raffle items will be a set of Michelin street tires (1st), Michelin jacket (2nd), and set of Michelin tire covers (3rd). To enter for a chance to win one of these three items, simply register your Porsche in the concours or corral by July 25.

In addition, all registered Werks Reunion concours and corral entrants will be automatically entered for a trip (airfare/lodging) for two adults to the 2016 24 Hour of Le Mans.  All winners must be present August 14 with their Porsche on display in the concours or corral to claim their prize. Prize restrictions may apply.  We have even more prize announcements to come. Don't delay. See you in Monterey! 




 Rennsport Reunion V, Laguna Seca, September 25-27th, 2015
Rennsport Reunion V

Rennsport Reunion is the world's largest gathering of Porsche racecars, renowned drivers, and Porsche collector cars. This September the event returns to the historic and picturesque Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for an encore.


Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, Rennsport Reunion V once again brings together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current racecars, as well as the motorsports figures who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory in the world's most famous sports car races.

After staging the first three Rennsport Reunion events on the East Coast, at Connecticut's Lime Rock Park and the Daytona International Speedway, Rennsport Reunion IV moved west in 2011 to Laguna Seca, offering a vast array of West Coast car aficionados and Porsche enthusiasts a the opportunity to drive and/or trailer their Porsche vehicles to the event.


The three-day program of on-track competition will evoke history, giving attendees the opportunity to see and hear classic Porsche competition cars in full song, at near-racing speeds, on a fabled racecourse. Visitors will also be able to examine these fabled racecars up close and personal, mingle with drivers and other enthusiasts, and drink in the atmosphere of Porsche enthusiasm.


The racecars at speed will be complemented by a full European-style Porsche Concours d'Elegance (Contest of Elegance) event, open to invited race participants, as well as special activities celebrating each of the six decades of legendary Porsche racecars. Hundreds of Porsche owners will also display their own significant Porsche vehicles, drawn from all eras of Porsche production.


Ticket Sales                             Rennsport Reunion V website
plazaRedwood Region Porsches on the Plaza, Saturday, July 25, 2015
Redwood Region Porsches on the Plaza

Registration is open on        

Questions?  Kurt Fischer by email


Vintage VW & Porsche Treffen 2015


Langtry Estates Winery Tour
by Kurt Fischer

  Dateline....Saturday May 23, 2015...what do 26 fine Porsches and 44 happy people do?  We're off to the highways and byways of Lake County courtesy of our Vice President, Craig Steele with a visit to Langtry Estates Winery.


  We leave our meeting place about 9:30 am with backroads to Lake County set in our minds and clear roads ahead!  The sun appears just as we leave Sonoma County and we stop at the Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center for a regroup and bio break.


  Looking off in the hills surrounding Middletown you could see the plumes from the geysers which generate a lot of heat and power for the local area!  It is amazing the amount of thermal activity that lies just beneath those hills. The Visitor Center was a wealth of knowledge.  Not only do we drive the back roads...we learn!


  Off in big circle of quiet and well maintained roads with little or no traffic is just the way we like our backroads for our arrival at Langtry.


  Langtry Estates covers over 23,000 acres of Lake and northern Napa County and I think must be the largest winery in the State of California!  We are met by long term winery guy...Scotty... who imparts his wine knowledge on us as we tour through the steel tanks and oak barrels and into the tasting room.  In my humble opinion...Langtry's wine price point is way below the standard pricing of Sonoma and Napa County and the wine....excellent!



  We are outside sitting under a canopy of wisteria with picnic tables lined up for our box lunches and of course, our wines from Langtry!  Lunch is always a noisy event with this group...conversations all over the board!



  Suddenly the skies darken and we are treated a light mist of rain drops and in the distance... thunder boomers!  No lighting just deep rumbles and enough rain to have people scurry back to their tops downs and sunroofs open.  Not a problem, once the cars are buttoned up...we are back to finish lunch...this group is not deterred from a good time!


  On the way home... the wipers were on for the next 20 minutes then into the sunshine!  Many thanks to Craig Steele for setting this tour and Scotty from Langtry for his great presentation of his wine knowledge and hospitality!


Join us for our next winery tour...July 18, 2015... where we visit Fieldstone Winery.  These tours are a great combination of back roads, good food and wine!

(photo's courtesy of Paige Gaines)
parade60th Porsche Parade


AXRedwood Region Autocross #6, Saturday, July 11, 2015

Redwood Region July Autocross

Registration on 
  Questions?  Grady Carter by email 
New Autocross Trailer 
by Jamie DeRuiter

  We have a new autocross trailer!!!  A few weeks back a group of us gathered to organize and equip the new trailer.  Many measurements were taken and discussions were had about what should go where and why.  We moved the equipment from the old trailer to the new one and it was like moving out of a small studio apartment in the city to a large ranch in the country.  So much room!  This new trailer is going to make our autocross experience that much better and more organized as well.  We simply out grew the old one, literally.  The new trailer made it's debut at our autocross #5 that was held last weekend on June 13th.  Photo's of it in action will be in the July issue of der Riesenbaum in our autocross write up.  Here are some photo's of the trailer:


Autocross Results


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


Bertolli's Auto Body


2015 Club Racing Schedule

Kustom Kar Audio
by Craig Steele

  On Sunday, June 7th, we spent a couple of hours with co-owners Chris Bishop and Scott Babson who founded Kustom Kar Audio in Santa Rosa. These guys know the mobile audio world from A to Z. We were able to hear recently installed audio systems in a Corvette ZO6 and Porsche 911. Next, we were able to see a Chevrolet El Camino completely stripped down so we could examine the new wiring detail, sound deadening installation and front dash modifications.


  The featured event was sitting with Gary Summers, a four time Oscar winning sound engineer, in his 2006 Mercedes C230. The budget for his audio upgrades easily exceeds $80K. Gary showed us one-on-one how he tunes this this audio system as he played his Steely Dan song. I have never experience such pure dynamic music before.


  Even though we had light attendance because of other conflicting Porsche events, those who attended got their audio questions answered including this event planner.

Chris Bishop (L) and Scott Babson (M) explain the challenges of building a great mobile audio system as Porsche drivers listen to their comments.


Redwood History - June 1982


Redwood Region Goes Crackers at CRAB 11


As we sit here and try to write what happened at CRAB for der Riesenbaum, it's hard to believe a weekend can come and go so quickly.  This was our first CRAB and we are thoroughly looking forward to next year.


Both the competitive and social events found a full contingent of Redwood Region participants,  Fifteen couples went, and I think fifteen returned.  It goes without saying that Redwood (again) was hands down winners in the social event.  We started out, not so slowly, at the registration cocktail party Friday night.  It was a great chance to meet new friends and renew old acquaintances from prior CRABs...


Congratulations are certainly in order for all the Redwood winners. . .we really did well in all the events.  Thanks to CRAB and the Sacramento Valley Region for providing a fun-filled weekend

CRAB 36  


Editor's note:  CRAB returns!  Sacramento Valley Region will be holding CRAB 36 on May 13 - 15, 2016.  As described by Larry Wilson on SVR's website history, CRAB is "Weekend Parties, Interrupted by Occasional Competitive Events".  Mark your calendars now for next year.








der Riesenbaum June 1982

BusiBee Bookkeeping


high6th Annual Mammoth High-Alpine Tour

Board Meeting Minutes

Chip Witt
by Chip Witt, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the May 26, 2015 Board meeting will be available after approval at the June 2015 meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.  
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015 at Novato Mary's Pizza Shack, 121 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945. All members are welcome to attend.  

Membership Report

Tom Short
by Tom Short, Redwood Region Membership Director

Notes from Membership

In June, 29 PCA Redwood Region members marked five or more years in the club. And special congratulations go out to three of our members with 30+ years!


Here's a big welcome to our 16 new members - I hope you take advantage of the excellent activities we have on tap as the weather warms up. Be sure to check out the calendar on our website, and keep an eye on it as new events are added as we finalize them. I encourage everyone to participate in your club's events - it's a great way to meet other PCA members and have some fun with great people and our amazing cars. 


As always, please feel free to email me at Tom Short, Membership Directoror call me at 415-300-7457 with any questions.


Best, Tom


 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.




Thomas Beer


1998 911 Carrera S

Robert Schonefeld


2007 Cayman

Simone  Downs


2014 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Michael Sapuppo

Corte Madera

2007 Cayman

Suzanne Daily

Mill Valley

1987 911 Carrera Targa

Robert Cassidy

Santa Rosa

2004 911 40th Anniversary

Greg Cornelius

Santa Rosa

1971 911T

Don Krieger


2009 Boxster

Chrissy  Sullivan


1963 356 cabriolet

Tommy Grattan


1975 914 1.8

Brian Zalaznick

Mill Valley

1996 911 Carrera

Richard  Coffin

San Anselmo

1973 911T

Judy Morris

Santa Rosa

2011 Boxster

James Heim


2015 911 Targa 4

Peter Mahoney


2005 Cayenne S

Walt Jorgenson


2008 Cayman


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



PCA Member Since


Walter Chalton



Raymond Fiore



Kim Fiori



Kevin Buckler



Ernest Iaconetti



Lawrence Bennett



Donovan Albright



Jose-Maria Castro



PJ Tradelius



Howard Chambers



W Leathers



Paul Chrisman



Rob Woollen



Robert Redner



Russell Zink



Jim McVicar



Kenneth Dewey



Chris Vail



Bruce Lawton



Diane Einstein



George Kellar



Martin Detels



Thomas Strobel



Joan Robideaux



Penny Bair



Glen Marks



Chip Witt



Jim Gehrs



Robert Zimmermann




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 Tom Short, 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. Month Day Year meeting will be at Novato Mary's Pizza Shack, 121 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945.
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Redwood Region Contacts
2015 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council                                                                        Appointed Directors
mike hinton headshot 2011


Jamie De Ruiter

Craig Steele, Vice President
Grady Carter



bob schoenherr headshot 2011


Chip Witt

Chip Witt, Secretary

Mac Cranford


vern rogers, Past President



   Ad-Hoc Committee


kurt fischer headshot


Tom Short

Tom Short, Membership Director
david bunch headshot 2011


Zone 7 Representative

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Porsche wheels
Four 15 x 7 rims that are in good condition.

No curb rash.  One has a scuff on it.  The tires hold air, but are old and good for rollers only.  $195 obo.

Andy Brian by email:  jckbrian6
2006 Porsche Carrera Coupe2006 Porsche Carrera Coupe
Slate Gray Metallic
Black Standard Leather
6-Spd Manual
Heated Front Seats
19" Carrera S Wheels, Pirelli PZero Tires, Wheel Caps with Colored Crest
Navigation for PCM
Bose High End Sound Package, Remote CD Changer (6 Disc)
Black Mats, Porsche Lettering
Power Seat Package, Bi-Zenon Headlamp Package, Rain Sensing Wipers
Orig. Mfg Suggested Retail Price $83,450   Mileage 53,614
Beautifully and regularly maintained, needs nothing.  $34,500
D. Randy Riggs, Novato, CA  by email:
or 415-898-5776 or 415-717-5579
'72 911 Racecar

'72 911 Racecar and licensed California car,
built to PCA Club Racing GT-1; runs SCCA ITE

3.8L twin-turbo air-cooled motor, MSD Ignition, Haltech fuel control, est 700+ hp at safe boost levels. Meets 103db. 24-gallon FuelSafe. G50/50 transmission - rare, very strong.  Elsinor/ERP front end, 993 multi-link rear suspension.  RSR-type bodywork, mostly fiberglass and Plexiglas, drop-hood cooling, aggressive rear wing.  2170 lbs.  2 sets Fikse wheels  18/17, runs 285/30 fronts & 335/35 rears or 26*9*18 fronts & 25.5*12*17 rears.  Full logs.  $75,000.

 Hank Watts, 408-245-4040 PDT

Champion RG-5 wheels

Champion RG-5 3-piece Wheels - 19"

Set of four alloy wheels - used, in very good to excellent condition - previously mounted on 2003 Porsche 996 C2. 

Fronts: 19x8.5 with 49mm offset
Rears: 19x10 with 58m offset

Wheels are clean and straight, and come with metal valve stems.
Asking Price: $1500.00 negotiable
Location: San Rafael
Contact: Tom Short,   415-300-7457

more photos here including high res/detail
Sumitomo TiresFor Sale / Offer tires.

Sumitomo HTR Z III. 225/40/18 (2) and 285/30/18 (2). They are on a set of GT3 wheels that I purchased for my GT3 and are not the correct size.

Previous owner of the wheels had them installed on his 993. I think the size is correct for some 996 model from 2002 MY. Tires are still mounted on wheels but will dismount the tires soon. Tires have approximately 2,000 miles according to original owner. In Marin . $200 / offer

Richard. 415-308-2101.
BBS wheel Porsche1 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
steel wheels for Porsche

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

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,
BBS wheel for Porsche
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 


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