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.

May 2016

June 2016
Sat/Sun6/4-5Sonoma Historics/Porsche Corral
All week6/19 - 6/25Porsche Parade, Jay Peak VT
Saturday6/25Porsches on the Plaza

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

From the Editor

by Jamie DeRuiter, der Riesenbaum Editor

   Yay!  I got to autocross again.  This AX addict needed his fix.  After getting rained out in March I watched the weather in April nervously afraid of what the report might say.  With rain in the forecast days before our event I was scared there might be another rained out autocross but we were spared.  I struggled all last season to get proper rear traction and now I finally have that issue sorted out.  What a blast it was to scream around one of Bob Schoenherr's courses again.  

  We have some great events coming up.  Crab 36 is just around the corner.  I wish I could attend that event it looks like a ton of fun.  We have our annual Zone 7 two day autocross coming up on May 21st and 22nd.  Our autocross awards dinner is in the evening after Saturday's autocross event and is always a good time.  We have the Sonoma Historics coming up the first week of June with our Porsche corral awaiting your arrival.  

  I'm always in need of writers and photographers so if you end up attending any of these events I'd love to get your write up or photos into our newsletter.  

Shift Toward Adventure,

In The Zone
by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 Representative
I want to start this month with a big thanks to all the Zone 7 Autocross instructors and crew who came out over the holiday weekend to instruct at the Zone Autocross School. Thanks also to Livermore Porsche who sponsored the school. It was a great event.
Now for what we have all been waiting for... the new and updated Zone 7 Website. Please check it out and use it for links to the Zone and Region events. A big thanks to Jody Rosen from SVR for volunteering to take on the up date along with the new address.
I hope to see many of you at this years CRAB weekend May 13-15 hosted by Sacramento Valley Region. This has always been one of my favorite Zone weekends over the years. Yes, I have been to too many to count! Come and see why it's a favorite of so many PCA members. Don't delay, it's almost sold out.
I am looking forward to the 3rd and 4th events in the Zone Autocross series, hosted by Redwood Region on May 21-22 at Charles M Schulz Sonoma County Airport. This site is always a fun change from the normal parking lot site.
After holding a Concours Training in April, the Zone should have a new group of Concours Judges for the up coming series. Please join us on June 5th for the Loma Prieta Zone Concours and Swap Meet at Parts Heaven in Hayward.
Also in June there will be Sacramento Valley Region's Zone Autocross #5 on Saturday June 11th in Stockton. They will follow with their Zone Concours the next day, June 12th at Niello Porsche, in Rocklin.
For the Zone Autocrossers, please remember you need to compete in 50% of the events, and, 3 different region events to qualify for a trophy. The dates above will help you reach that goal.
Still 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

Redwood Region Zone 7 Autocross #3 & #4zone7autocross

Registration links:


Mobile Works West


Niello Zone 7 Concours June 12th, 2016

New online Goodie Store

Visit our NEW Goodie Store!

 To see our NEW online store click HERE.



Autocross #2, April 23rd, 2016
by Jamie DeRuiter, editor

  Yay!  The weather allowed us to run our autocross event last month.  Our second autocross that was really our first since we got rained out in March.  The day before the event it was raining but we were blessed with perfect autocross weather on Saturday, April 23rd.  Big puffy clouds with temperatures in the low 70's.  

  Thirty five cars from four different regions competed on one of Bob Schoenherr's creative courses.  When the day was over three cars were honored with TTOD (Top Time Of Day).  Overall, Jim Winston's 2010 Stalker came in first with a time of 36.578 seconds.  You looked really smooth out there Jim.  Nice time!

Jim's Stalker

  Grady Carter drove his 2002 Boxster S to a TTOD for a Porsche with a time of 36.600 in the AX-8 class.  He also won the PAX with an adjusted time of 35.209.  Nice driving Grady!

Grady's Boxster S

Vern Thomas took the ladies TTOD in her 2002 Boxster with a time of 39.810 in AX-9L.  Vern DOES go fast!  

Vern's Boxster

  I worked station #1 with Dan Ng who brought his brand new 2016 911 Cabriolet to test out.  He still had the paper plates!  Way to represent the Diablo region Dan.

Dan's 2016 911Cab

   We were both entertained and annoyed by the Sheriff departments helicopter which came out to practice picking up and dropping a 250lb block of cement.  I'm assuming this was to practice dropping officers into illegal grows but cannot be certain of that.  One thing for sure, it was hard to hear our radios in the afternoon session when they were buzzing overhead.

  The course was a blast and had some challenging areas for sure.  Getting through the 'Chicago Box', the 'Sweeper' and the tight finish were the most challenging areas for me personally.  I had new tires that were quite slippery in the morning but came alive for the afternoon.  I like my new Bridgestone RE-71R's and the rumor is they'll be even faster for my next autocross.

  We had a ton of great cars and drivers at this event.  I always enjoy racing against Joe Lee since he and I both run older 912's.  Joe is a great driver and represents his Golden Gate region well.  

  Paige Gaines came out to photograph our event with his talented eye and camera skills  I used his photos for this write up.  Check out these pics he took of our cars in the famous Porsche cornering stance...

You can view all his photos of this event HERE.

The course:

Crab 36 May 13-15, 2016crab36

Registration closes May 6th!  Register HERE
Sonoma Historics June 4-5, 2016sonomahistorics

Purchase you tickets HERE
Brunch Run to Point Reyes Station House Cafe
by Kurt Fischer
Cloudy skies as I awake this morning...a chance for rain?  I'm heading to the meeting place in Novato...a quiet Saturday morning on the roads.  Do the roads know that soon angry cars will be all over them?
Slowly the Porsche people arrive; maps are handed out..signatures gathered and general chit chat rain yet!  I keep checking my phone for timing and wondering where the no shows are.  At 9:45... people are gathered  for the drivers' meeting and sprinkles are starting and smearing the ink on the waivers...time to head out!
Going through Novato residential area at the limit and soon the open roads invite for a little more speed.  By this time...windshield wipers are on... slow intermittent...not bad at all.
Trying to kill time as I promised the Station House that we would be there at 12:00 Noon, and we are way early,  I make a impromptu stop in Tomales.  We've been on the roads for about 50 minutes and knowing this crew...time for bio break!  We pull in the main parking lot all 25 cars taking up all the parking and people disperse for goodies at the Tomales Bakery and to use their restrooms!
Today is a busy day in West wise!  Not only us but the Alfa Club in their "One Lap of Marin" and the BMW Club are all on the roads!  The first Alfa scout shows up and of course we are in their parking spots...time to give them room and share the Tomales space..we head out for downtown Pt. Reyes Station...the long way!
Looping around Dillon Beach and the wonderful green hills and happy cows...wipers still on, we head back through Tomales and now the crossroads are filled with all sorts of cars!  I slow down and hear my name mentioned several times...I'm well known by this Alfa car group as I've done this run for several years.  Several guys give me the WTF look as we slowly creep past the Alfa people...I smile and point down the road!
Eighteen miles down Highway 1 is all we have left.  I sure wish these West Marinites would use the turnouts when they see 25+ angry.. lights blazing Porsches behind them.  Oh...I wish for James Bond rockets in the Weissach's front lights!
We arrive at the Station House Cafe hour early...I find my contact and she tells me 'not a problem'...we have the back room and we all fit in nicely.  Seats are taken and let the fun begin.  This group is loud... the room is packed and slowly food arrives and the room gets quieter.
Many thanks to the Pt. Reyes Station House Cafe for their hospitality and great food as usual and to all the Redwood Region members for coming out on this iffy weather day!  Great times were had by all.

 (photo courtesy of John D'Angelo)




Parts Heaven Swap & Concours June 5th, 2016

Bertolli's Auto Body

Rocky Mountain High Way  July 27-31, 2016

Treffen Lake Tahoe September 7-11, 2016

Visit their website HERE
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Redwood History May 1983
der Risenbaum May 1983
Spring Wine Tour '83
Good people, good food, good drink...Mother Nature wouldn't cooperate and make it four for four, but 1983's first wine tour was fun none the less.  Ray and Betty Silva deserve a big "thank you" from everybody in attendance.  They organized a thoroughly enjoyable day.  The first stop was at Inglenook Vineyards in Rutherford.
The second stop for the day for our motley group was Rutherford Hill Winery, a newer enterprise established in 1976.  Rutherford Hill provided an experience I've never had - a real live "Valley Girl" tour guide.  It was like, so totally tubular, you know?  Most interesting.
A wet but enjoyable drive down the Silverado Trail brought everyone to that long awaited treasure...FOOD!  Everyone was remarkable well behaved as we moved in and took over a section of Petri's in Napa.
/s/ Todd J Harter


Board Meeting Minutes

Chip Witt
by Chip Witt, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the April 26th, 2016 Board meeting will be available after approval at the May 31st, 2016 meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.  
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 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

In April 2016, 22PCA Redwood Region members marked five or more years in the club. A special thank you goes out to Robert Sachs, who marked his 56th year with the club; and three other members marked anniversaries of over 30 years. Congratulations and thank you to all of you who are marking anniversaries - I hope you are enjoying your membership and taking advantage of all the great benefits our club has to offer!
In April we welcomed eight new members - I hope you take advantage of the excellent activities we have on tap as head into autumn. You will be receiving a complimentary Redwood Region name badge shortly, along with a coupon good for a free autocross. Check out our website for upcoming autocross events. Also, you can order a name badge for your associate member there as well.
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.
If you spot any errors or have any questions about membership please feel free to email me at or call me at 415-300-7457

This report is for April 2016 only.


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

 April 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

 1999 Boxster headlights.  Low and high beam bulbs have been removed.  Tinted film covering yellow reflectors that could be removed.  Slight haze, but no other problems.  $100  Andy Cell 707-494-0100

2003 PORSCHE 996 TURBO  $51,000   

Seal Grey/ Granite Grey supple leather interior.  Bay Area car since new with 35,000 miles. 6 speed manual, Bose sound with 6 disc CD. Navigation. All records with 30,000 major service completed that included new plugs.  Recent oil + filter and brake fluid service. Clear Bra on multiple surfaces besides front bumper, hood and fenders. Paint 10/10, Interior 9/10 with no accident history or repaint.  Original 18" Turbo twist wheels with Pirellis on car and set of 19" Modular Society MR3 wheels (these look like the 997 factory turbo wheels except with web offset into rim, $4,000+ new. ) They have Michelin Pilot sport mounted on front and Toyo Proxy on rear. 
Contact: George
Cell: 707-695-2402


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 $54,000 OBO !

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.

 $59,500. 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.


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

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