der Riesenbaum
Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region
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.

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

  I always have mixed feelings about December.  On the one hand, it's a great time to attend fun parties and meet up with old and new friends.  And it's always enjoyable to check out everyone's Christmas decorations.  On the other hand, daylight hours are short, the weather tends towards cold and damp, and there are no autocross events!
  I'm anxiously awaiting next March, when the 2016 autocross season kicks off.  It will be interesting to see what kind of devilish courses our two new course designers, Drew Powers and Chip Witt, can conjure up.  If we're really fortunate, the long-term resident hay bales will have found a new home too.
  One good thing about the break in autocross season is the ability to do required maintenance, and install the latest tweaks on the cars.  I'm working on repairing the turn signal/dimmer switch on Barney.  Currently, I can get the high beams to work, but not the low beams.  Fortunately, the driving lights I installed last winter are an adequate substitute for the low beams.  Of course, accessing the turn signal switch requires steering wheel removal, which for me, meant new tool purchases (I didn't have the required 27mm socket).  Guess what?  That 27mm nut is on TIGHT!  After many attempts, and generous amounts of colorful language, I finally wedged a 2X4 through the steering wheel to immobilize it.  Success followed shortly.  Now I just need to see if I can repair the switch, or pay a couple hundred dollars for a new one.  I'll let you know how it went.
  On another note, the Redwood Region Holiday Party is rapidly approaching.  The Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa will be hosting the event, and the appetizer and dinner choices sound delicious.  Time is running out to register, so visit the Redwood Region website or see the flyer below, and click on the link to the party to register. 
  On behalf the Board, I hope that you all have an enjoyable Holiday season, and that the next few weeks will be full of good food, good friends, and much happiness for you and your loved ones.


From the Editor

by Jamie DeRuiter, der Riesenbaum Editor

   What a great year this has been.  I learned a lot about my car this year at autocross and can't wait to fine tune my suspension next year after finally getting it setup correctly.  I ran on racing tires this year and had to put them on and take them off at each event.  Next year I plan on going less aggressive and driving to the events on the tires I will race with.  That should save me a lot of time and effort.  I wanted to see how close I could come to the coveted Top Time of Day (TTOD).  My car runs well I just need a lot more seat time to hone my skills.  

  It's been a lot of fun publishing the newsletter this year.  I look forward to this next year and the stories I get to share with everyone.  If there's something you'd like to see in our newsletter please contact me.  There won't be a newsletter in January next year since not much is going on in the dead of winter.  I'll share the holiday party with everyone in the February issue which looks to be a very fun event (see the flyer below).

  Keep warm and make sure to pamper your Porsche through this winter so you can hit the road this coming spring with a happy car.  I'm getting ready to do a full tune up on my 912 just to make sure my car is in tip top condition heading into 2016.  Is it March yet?!?

Shift Toward Adventure,



Autocrossing with Harry Albers
 by Chip Witt
  We are always happy to see new faces at any of our Redwood Region events, but I personally derive a great deal of satisfaction seeing new faces on autocross days. I try to encourage all members, new and long-standing, to embrace their inner adventurer's spirit and come out to an autocross so that my good friends and I can share our passion with them. Our last autocross for the season was held on October 3, 2015, and we were happy to see Harry Albers join us for the morning sessions as a first-timer.

  Harry is a relatively new member to the Redwood Region and has made it out to a few of our driving tours already this year. You may have seen him introduced as a new member or spoken with him briefly on one of these excursions. He's a very nice guy and was gracious enough to allow me to fire a few questions his way to find out a bit more about him and his first experience autocrossing.

  How long have you been a PCA member? How long with the Redwood Region?
  I have been a member of the Redwood Region and PCA for only about three months.
  What Porsche(s) do you (or have previously) owned? How long have (did) you had it (have them)?
  I got my first Porsche, a 2003 Boxster basic, five months ago.
  What originally led you to join the PCA?
  I wanted to drive my Boxster more and meet other people who enjoyed the marque as much as I do. I live in Santa Rosa and was happy to join the Redwood Region to address both of those wants.
Have you attended other club events, and if so, which ones? Did you bring a guest (your wife/significant other) with you for any of them? Did you have fun?
  I did the tour to the Wine Caves, and my wife and I both enjoyed it.
  How did you first hear about autocrossing with the club?
  I saw information about it in an email from the club.
  When you first heard about autocrossing, what were your thoughts? Were you immediately interested? Did you have any concerns that gave you cause for hesitation?
  I thought it would be fun. Nothing beyond that really came to mind.
  What did you get out of the day? Learn anything specific? Did anything about the day surprise you?
  I learned how to drive on the track (with in-car instruction from Bob Schoenherr) and enjoyed watching how other drivers approached it. I learned a lot about the rules. The only surprise was in how fast some of the drivers/cars could run the track.
  Did you have fun? Will you come out again? Would you recommend autocrossing to your friends and family? Why?
  Yes, yes and yes. Simply put, it is a fun thing to do.
  Sounds like you had a lot of fun! We're glad you came out and joined us for the last one of the season. Certainly hope that you plan on coming out again with us next year.

Harry provided the picture you see above of him with his car.
Harry, thank you for answering our questions, providing the picture and for your participation in our events. We're happy to have you. Welcome to the Redwood Region of the Porsche Club of America!

holidayRedwood Holiday Party, Saturday, December 12, 2015
Registration for this event closes on December 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM PST.
Contact Craig Steele by email or phone for 707.983.1100 for special dietary restrictions.

Special link to hotel for reservations has now expired.  You must call the Hotel directly at 
Questions:  Contact Craig Steele by email or phone 707.953.1100

Mobile Works West




planRedwood Calendar Planning Meeting for 2016,
      Wednesday, December 9, 2015
RSVP to Craig Steele (see below) for directions and where to park.  Planning document will be sent out prior to the planning session.  Planning meeting for Redwood Region 2016.  Meeting will be held at Craig Steele's residence.  Food and drink will be served.  7:00 PM start time, 9:00 PM end time.

Craig Steele by email or phone 707.953.1100



Porsche Parade 2016 - Jay Peak Resort - Vermont
Porsche Parade
For detailed instructions on the new Housing and Event process for Parade use this link which is hosted on

GT4 Clubsport



Bertolli's Auto Body


Redwood History - December 1982
Betty Thomas was in charge of Casino Night which was a great success raising over $1,000 for Marindale School.  The last rally of the year saw 15 cars turn out for a nice, leisurely (?) drive through the Fairfield - Vacaville countryside with 14 cars finishing (no comment about what happened to the car that didn't finish).
Newly elected officers for 1983 were Emmett Wilder, President; Harold Allen, Vice-President; Chase Heckman, Secretary; and Larraine Glaze, Treasurer.  Planning for the 1983 Autocross Season was under way by co-directors John Byrne and Stan Michelman.

Porsche Joke
der Riesenbaum  
December 1982

BusiBee Bookkeeping


Board Meeting Minutes

Chip Witt
by Chip Witt, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the November 24, 2015 Board meeting will be available after approval at the January 26, 2016 meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.  There is no December meeting.
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on January 26, 2016 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


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

Marco DiGiulio
2014 Cayman S Agate Grey
Ernest Egger
2016 Cayman GT4 Silver Metallic
Larry Houston
2013 911 Carrera 4S
George Lowden
1987 944 Turbo Red
Rohan Marr
San Rafael
2006 Cayman S Seal Grey
Zach McReynolds
2016 911 Carrera S GT Silver
Transfers In
Mark Nelson  (Golden Gate)
2005 911 Turbo S Black
David Neuman  (Shenandoah)
Anne Casey
1984 944
Jeremy Waen  (Diablo)
Joann Waen
San Quentin
1995 911 Carrera Polar Silver & Flamenco Red

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. January 26, 2016 meeting will be at Novato Mary's Pizza Shack, 121 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945.
CASA Flyer


Election Results for 2016 Officers

All four officers were re-elected to another term.
President: Mike Hinton
VP: Craig Steele
Sect: Chip Witt
Treasurer: Jerry Gladstone

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

david bunch headshot 2011





der Marktplatz
2001 Porsche Carrera

 2001 Porsche Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual - $19500 

Stunning Lapis Blue Metallic with Graphite Grey interior.  Options include:  Technic Package, Heated Front Seat Package, Power Seat Package, 18" Lt Alloy Wheels-Turbo Look , NO CURB RASH
3 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel. Wheel Caps with Colored Crest
Porsche Stability Management, Supple Leather Front and Rear
Flared Rocker Panels , Factory Aluminum/Leather Shifter/Brake Handle, Alpine CDA 7894 Stereo with a/d/s Power Plate
This car has no issues, and is very well maintained. 94500 miles
Earned 195 of possible 200 points in PCA Concours (my first concours) 9/20/15 @ Ledson Winery Porsches at the Palace.  More photos here

Mark Partridge, or 707-823-2688
                 Boxster S  986 Rear suspension parts for sale. 

               Let me know what you need, or take all for $500. 

               Contact George at
Porsche Brembo Brakes
Complete set of Brembo Calipers from a 2000 Boxster S just removed at 103K miles in good working order.  Missing one bleeder cap, otherwise everything is there. Located in Santa Rosa.
Price: $875.  Contact:  George

Red Puma Driving ShoesRed Puma driving shoes in as new condition. Size 10 - but Puma's run
small and narrow so you would have to try them on to see if they work
for you (they do not fit me any longer)!

These shoes are NOT FIREPROOF and cannot be used for competition, but would be good for autocross. If they fit, they are yours for free.

Jerry Gladstone  or 707-322-3657
Porsche Race Car
1992/2008 964 race car: PCA GT3 Zone 7 Champion 2012, 2nd nationally and 3 time NASA/PRC GTL class champion. Currently racing with PCA & NASA log books. Jerry Woods 3.6L & G-50 6 speed, Guards GT3 LSD, coil over suspension, 'big red' brakes, two sets 10.5 & 13 by 16 Jongbloed wheels, approx. 2,100 lbs., Getty GT 2 Evo fiberglass body with 55 in. GT 3 Cup wing. All safety equipment, radio, cool shirt, etc.
The car is in excellent condition with low hours on all major components. The car has been professionally maintained by Jerry Woods Enterprises and has always had repairs/replacement as needed, for example the wheels and shock are currently being rebuilt. It was painted in June and looks great. No issues, needs or stories. The car is fast, dependable and fun to drive. It is especially easy to drive at the limit.  Easily does 1:42's at Sonoma (1:41.8 in June), 1:54's at T-Hill and 1:35's at Laguna Seca.  For more details, see pdf here.

 $68,500. Contact Gary Willard 650-477-7039 or         
Boxster 18_ rimsBoxster 18" rims for sale.  They are very straight and chrome, but with some chipping and one of the rears has curb rash.  Rear tires are near bald.  Front tires more than 1/2 tread left. Bridgestone. RE 760 Sport.

Dimensions: 7.5 x 18 50mm offset.  9 x 18 52mm offset.  Great candidates for track wheels.  $275 OBO.  

Email me @
1997 993 TT1997 993 TT has 46,700 miles on it.

Artic silver/rubicon interior. Hardback sport seats, roof liner in leather, 6 CD changer. All stock except PSS 10 suspension. Original parts come with the car.

Only repaint was front bumper. Car is fantastic, I measured the paint to verify. Looks like new! Won numerous awards in SoCal. Engine top end and turbos redone at 38,000 miles. Also clutch. Runs perfect, absolutely no problems, everything works.  More photos here

VIN: WP0AC2999VS375292
Price: $189K

Contact Info: Jochen Rohr: 
1970 Porsche 911 T Targa
1970  Porsche 911 T Targa
Meticuously maintained and upgraded by the same owner for 24 years
California car, no rust
Rare 15" Mahle magnisium wheels w/hand-painted centers
OEM Recaro Sport seats
OEM "S" front spoiler
Euro H-1 headlights
Weber conversion
rare rebuilt 4-speed transmission w/short-shift kit
4k miles on split case engine complete rebuild with "E" pistons and distributor
Dino steering wheel
26206 indicated mileage
Tornado Red/Black (change of color)
Nakamichi cd player w/5 speaker 1100 watts amplifiers
Receipts & Logbook   $75,000
Contact Fred Miramontes
209-451-9794   or
Porsche Race Car
'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
BBS wheel for 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
BBS LM Wheel
Authentic BBS LM Wheel for Porsche 18" x 9.5" et55 5x130 Bolt Pattern - $500 OBO ( price change)
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: $500 OBO (+ 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.


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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Jamie DeRuiter, der Riesenbaum Editor

Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region


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