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 2016 Redwood Region calendar online.
April 2016
Saturday4/23Autocross #2
Fri/Sat/Sun4/29-30 & 5/1Porsche Platz (tickets)

May 2016
Saturday5/7Station House Run
Fri/Sat/Sun5/13-15Crab 36
Sat/Sun5/21-22Autocross #3&4 Zone 7

Click here  for a single-page 2016 Redwood Region calendar in PDF format.

President's Message 
Mike Hinton President
by Mike Hinton, Redwood Region President

  Another month has disappeared into the rearview mirror already!  Unfortunately, my absolutely insane schedule as a CPA has prevented me from participating in any of the Region's events in March.  I was planning to attend the first round of the 2016 autocross series, but Mother Nature had other ideas.  Admittedly, it would have been really fun to drive in wet conditions, but I'm sure I speak for most people when I say that working the course in wet conditions is somewhat less enjoyable.  Let's hope that the weather on April 23 cooperates:  I'm very anxious to test my skills in my new-to-me GT car.  It promises to be a humbling experience, I think!
  Later in April, PCA will host a Porscheplatz at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in conjunction with the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.  I highly recommend the Porscheplatz experience.  Not only will you have a shady spot to relax in, with refreshments, there are also opportunities to meet some of the Porsche drivers who will participate in the races.  We were fortunate enough a few years back to chat with Patrick Long, who has proven himself as one of the top GT drivers in the world.  The racing will be hard-fought too!
  Finally, a plug for the CRAB 36 event, hosted by the Sacramento Valley Region.  Check out the information on our website (and SVR's, too) to find out more about this multi-day event.  There will truly be something to appeal to all PCA members, regardless of your interests.  I would encourage Redwood members to join in the fun.  Unfortunately, the event is the same weekend as the Targa California, which I have already committed to attend.  So, I'm looking forward to the reports from the CRAB attendees.  It should be a thoroughly enjoyable event.
  I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming event.  The Redwood Region is full of fun people, and I promise that you'll have a great time at our events!  If you have any questions concerning the upcoming events, or if you have an idea for an additional event, please contact us.  Our contact information is below.
Mike Hinton - President, 707-963-7827,
Craig Steele - Vice-President, 707-953-1100,
Chip Witt - Secretary, 707-481-8804,
Jerry Gladstone - Treasurer, 707-525-8623,
Vern Rogers - Past President, 415-420-9567,

From the Editor

by Jamie DeRuiter, der Riesenbaum Editor

  The weather is finally coming around.  El Nino is still lingering around but cannot hold out forever.  Soon enough we will be enjoying our sunny 70's and 80's in our region.  Our first autocross of the year got rained out last month.  I'm twitching with excitement and anticipation for our second autocross event this month on the 23rd of April.  If El Nino rears its ugly head you'll probably hear me screaming at the sky that day.  

  We have some fun events coming up.  Porsche Platz will be on the last weekend of April.  Our Station House Run is on the following weekend followed by the Sacramento Valley Regions Crab 36 the weekend of May 13-15.  We finish up the month of May with our annual Zone 7 two day autocross event.

  Get out and enjoy the green hills and wildflowers while they last.  I love the mild weather this time of year.  It seems like we will go from rain straight into summer so take advantage of what nature gives us this spring.  

Shift Toward Adventure,

The Whale to Whale Tail Rallye 2016
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by Bob Schoenherr

  Our 6th annual Whale to Whale Tail Rallye was attended by 30 Redwood Region members along with 20 Porsches ranging in ages from 1971 to 2015.  Anita and I, once again, had a great time organizing this run with Craig Steele's assistance.  Maybe not too many whales were spotted but plenty of other things were.

  We started from our usual spot on Airport Blvd in Santa Rosa and wound our way around the airport to River Road eventually making it to HWY 1 and the Gualala Hotel.  This year we did something different. Instead of ending the tour at the Pt Arena Lighthouse we ended at the Gualala Hotel where it was easy to finish the tour and get something to eat.  Years past the weather has made the end of the tour more challenging than most of us wanted.  We still had a few cars make it to the lighthouse.  Anita and I did.

  People were out enjoying the beautiful day as we saw many a bicyclist, jogger, and other Californians and tourists enjoying the day.

  Once again we created a game for our members to play as we made the drive up the coast. It was a game that would raise money for CASA.  At the start of the tour two cards were drawn, then at  Duncan Mills two more cards were drawn.  People playing the game could trade cards with anyone at any time.  Once we got to the Hotel the final cards were drawn.  A few minutes were given to let people trade cards if they wanted.  Then I drew what hand would be the winning hand.  You see, we had 15 types of hands that could have won so just because you had 5 an ace doesn't mean you win.  The winning hand had to be a full-house with red and black cards. The WINNER was Stephanie Stewart.  Stephanie graciously donated her winning to CASA.  Thanks goes to Kurt Fisher for the use of his whale-tail on the SC to do the final card drawings and announcement of the winner. Kurt thought he might try my game to raise money for a paint job! We'll see....

  The joy of the day was seeing the California wildlife.    No Whales, but that happens... (We saw too many last year, I guess) ....We saw Red-tailed hawks, Merlins, and Sea Lions along the way.  Oh, also some non -California natives too.  The Oreo Cows, otherwise known as Belted Galloway Cows .   Galloway Cows were all over the roadway between Jenner and Fort Ross.

  Food, drink and conversation were great at the hotel.  Thank you to the hotel staff... Be sure to stop and try the home-made chips, they are awesome.  Anita and I continued on to the lighthouse where the sea-breeze and fog would come in and then disappear almost like a flapping blanket in the wind. 

  We had a great ride with the top off the Green Machine all the way home.  On the way we stopped by the Anderson Valley Brewery and of course wound our way over the Hopland Grade.

  Once home Apple greeted us making it a great end of the day!  Really Fun Day!

In The Zone
by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 Representative
  Spring is around the corner and there are many upcoming events to enjoy your Porsche. In addition to your local regional events, take a look at these zone events that might interest you.
  April 16th and 17th.  The Zone 7 Autocross season is about to begin! Join us at Marina Airport for a fun weekend. Hosted by Golden Gate on Saturday and Loma Prieta on Sunday. Register at
April 24th.  Please join Zone 7 at Porsche of Livermore on Sunday, April 24th for everything Concours. There will be a judging school and discussions related to car preparation and cleaning. Everyone welcome. You don't have to Concours to come out and learn. Sign ups are free.  Email les at
  April 29th-May 1st . If you are attending the 2016 Continental Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, stop by the Porscheplaz tent where you can relax, watch the races on TV, hear presentations by drivers and more.  You can also purchase a corral pass when you buy your race ticket. Want to help out? We could use some volunteers throughout the weekend.  Let me know.
  May 13th-15th. The premier Porsche weekend is returning. This is a don't miss event with something for everyone. Driving tour, autocross, funkhana, walking tour, wash & shine concours, beer and brats and a crab feed rolled into one great weekend. For more information,
  Stay tuned to hear more about the Zone 7 Website updates. It is currently being revamped. It will be user friendly with many new features. We'll have current event info, photo and video pages, and smart phone friendly!
  Did you know Zone 7 has a car grill badge? Yes, we do! Please email Chuck Pierce at to purchase one at $30 each. Thanks for supporting the Zone.
  Needed-Zone 7 Treasurer!  Zone 7 is now incorporated. So, we need to have a treasurer. It will be a very easy job.  Mainly we need someone to file the tax returns. Since we have little money, it will be easy! More questions? Call me.
Safe driving-
Sandy Provasi
Zone 7 Rep


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Hoppy April Fools Pub Tour 2016
by Craig Steele, Redwood Region Vice President
  On Saturday morning, April 2nd, 17 Porsches left Calistoga in the cold and travelled over Hwy 29 to Middletown, our first stop. We attracted some attention as we zoomed up the road. I was the sweeper car so I got to see the crowd reaction as we headed to the CalPine Visitor's Center. Bob Schoenherr was the tour leader and historian. We learned from our last visit and had the restroom open for our party. Many of us had not visited Middletown since the Valley Fire. The absence of charred soil was a surprise to me.  The rains had promoted a lot of green grass. Bob gave us a history of the geysers and how it was converted in to an energy source.
  I assumed my place as sweeper and kept tracking the three other Porsches at the end of the tour string. Hwy 29 forks into Hwy 53 and intersects at Route 20.  I made the left turn and watched the Porsches in front of me when I noticed what looked like a battered hulk of a car sitting in the middle of the highway. I saw Chip Witt's white Porsche past the wreck maybe 100 feet up the road where he pulled over. Two other Porsches were pulled over to the right side of the road. I joined the other drivers as we approached the auto. The driver was alive and slumped over into the passenger side. The airbag was deployed and he had a bleeding head wound. As I approached the vehicle I could hear a baby crying. Sure enough there was approximately a nine-month baby, safely strapped into its baby seat in the back seat. It was okay!
  As we got a sense of the crash, we all started aiding in directing traffic, being with the crash victims and called 911. There was another vehicle in the crash. A Ford dually truck was parked along the highway facing towards the route 20 intersection. He was a local rancher rear-ended by the car. He was dazed by the accident and didn't appear hurt. The emergency vehicles and CHP started to arrive to assess the crash and aid the injured. Kurt Stahr , a Redwood Region member on the drive, got the baby from the car and delivered it to the paramedics. We were asked to move our Porsches so that the rescue helicopter could land to take the injured driver to the hospital. Chip stayed behind to give his eyewitness account of the accident.
  I lead two Porsches to the Pub. On our way through Lucerne we witnessed another accident. Kurt Fischer told me at the Pub he narrowly missed hitting a car pushed into his lane after being rear-ended by a truck. Both accidents happened within minutes of one another. This was the first time in anyone's memory that one accident, let alone two, had happened within one of our tours.
  When I finally arrived at the Pub with the other two Porsches, I was pretty fried. Chip pulled up and parked and we walked over to the event. I sat down a downed a couple of brews. I think it was an OK event. I heard from a few members who were upset about the serving and the appetizers. I discussed the issue with management and worked out a fee reduction. Chip and I enjoyed our meals as we processed the bizzare events driving to this destination.  Hoppy Fools Day

Bob pictured at CalPine Visitor's Center, Middletown, leading a talk on the history of the geysers in Lake County

The car wreck with the driver and baby inside

Pictured are the Stahr and Steele Porsches with the rear-ended Ford truck in the background
(photos courtesy of Craig Steele)

Station House Run May 7th, 2016stationhouserun


RSVP to Kurt Fischer at
Crab 36 May 13-15, 2016crab36

Registration closes May 6th!  Register HERE




Parts Heaven Swap & Concours June 5th, 2016

Bertolli's Auto Body


Concours Judging School April 24th, 2016

To enroll, contact Les Schreiber at:
Autocross #2 April 23, 2016AX2

Register at MotorsportReg HERE
For more information visit the Autocross page HERE
or contact Grady Carter by email

BusiBee Bookkeeping


Rocky Mountain High Way  July 27-31, 2016

Treffen Lake Tahoe September 7-11, 2016

Redwood History April 1983
President Emmett Wilder wrote, "Rain, Rain, go away - we with Porsches want to play!"  Sound familiar?

Some classified ads from 1983:

"1963 356C Cabriolet. New silver paint - red interior - chrome wheels. Luggage rack. Tires & engine good.  No rust.  New top. $13,000.00"

"1977 - 911 -S/2.7 Coupe.  Very nice / Sunroof - Blaupunkt Stereo / Cas - A/C - Lowered. New P-6's. Runs Great.  Will consider partial trade - $15,900.00"

"1970 914-6, #9140432142.  Nice car. 14-inch alloys.  All original except color (Guards Red).  No rust, no dents.  $8,900 obo."

Board Meeting Minutes

Chip Witt
by Chip Witt, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the March 22nd, 2016 Board meeting will be available after approval at the April 26th, 2016 meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.  
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 26th, 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

This report is for February 2016 only.

New members:            8
Transfer In                   0
Transfer Out                0
Non-renewal               14
Renewals                    39
Official                         598
Affiliate Members        364
Total Members            962


Welcome February 2016 New Members to the Redwood Region.  We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

 February 2016 Anniversaries - 5 years and over.  Happy Anniversary and Thanks to all of you.
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
2016 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council                                                                        Appointed Directors
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Jamie De Ruiter

Craig Steele, Vice President
Grady Carter



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Chip Witt

Chip Witt, Secretary

Mac Cranford


vern rogers, Past President



   Ad-Hoc Committee


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Tom Short

Tom Short, Membership Director
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Zone 7 Representative

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der Marktplatz

2004 Boxster Project Car

WP0CA29834S620883 engine failed with IMS problem at 89,000 miles. Never crashed, never tracked. 2nd owner. 5 speed manual. Exterior (black), full leather interior (black), top (black) all in good shape. New rear brakes. 4 Michelin pilot sport tires at 84,500 miles. Full service record. More pictures available.

Asking $7,500. Offers accepted. 


1969 Porsche 911 GT Race Car with 3.4L Race Engine: !

Fully developed and sorted 1969 911 GT race car with fresh 3.4L racing engine. Currently set up for PCA and Porsche Racing Club GT3 class. Current engine, suspension design and set up by Mat Lowrance of Reno Rennsport.

 PCA and NASA logbooks. Dry weight of 19xx pounds (with oil). Fresh and unpainted 993 widebody fiberglass bodywork. Phone or email for details and additional photos. !

Dual axle open trailer with large front mounted tire rack, fuel jug storage and lockable tool box. ! Spares and supplies include fuel transport bottles, funnel, et cetera. ! A turnkey racing package. $125K + to duplicate, asking $59K. !

Contact: Neil Jackson: 925.785.0247 or Located in Orinda CA.

8mm Wheel spacers  ($100)
Pair of ECS Tuning 8mm wheel spacers with correct lug bolts (hub centric)for Porsche 997, 996, Boxster, Cayman..  May fit other Porsche models.  Have been used approx. 3 months of weekend driving, so essentially brand new.
New are priced at $124 + tax + shipping.  Open to offers.


2005 Boxster S: 63,875 mi.
Triple black, Rare factory hardback sport seats, HRE 567R wheels & stainless welded exhaust. I'm not sure the brand of exhaust it was on the car when we bought it.. Neillo Porsche in Rockland has done all the service work since we have owned it. Runs and looks great!  Additional pictures upon request.
Cell: 415-328-4718

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        

1997 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
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

'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

1 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

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.


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