August 21 Announcements - Updated Weekly on Wednesdays
Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:00am Meeting Time
Join us for a beautiful drive through the Mt St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument. We will start the drive at the Lewis & Clark State Recreation Site at 8am. Restrooms are available. The mandatory safety meeting will be at 8:15am with an 8:30am start time. This is a casual drive with your Cayenne or Macan or other SUVs, but we discourage vehicles that do not have a high ground clearance from participating. There are some non-paved areas and many of the paved areas have very rough surfaces with drop outs. The drive is well worth the effort, because there are many places to stop and enjoy the beautiful rivers, forests and weather permitting, views of mountains. If the sky is clear, Mt Saint Helens, Mt Rainier, Mt Adams and Mt Hood are all possible views, so bring your camera.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Windy Ridge with a view of Mt Saint Helens, Spirit Lake and the 1980 devastation blast area. There is an optional hike to the top of Windy Ridge with views of the mountains from Mt Rainier to Mt Hood on a clear day. There is a reason that Windy Ridge is named Windy Ridge, so bring some extra layers to keep yourself comfortable while you enjoy the view.
If you want to join this tour, please RSVP to Eric at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the same email address if you have questions.
Here are the September events planned:
September Arrive and Drive – Saturday, September 14. Start location is the Shari’s in Wilsonville (29690 SW Town Center Loop W, Wilsonville, OR 97070. Check out all the information at: September Arrive and Drive
Autocross #7 – Sunday, September 15 – Sign up Now. Our Autocross events fill up quickly, so if you want to join this one please go here for all the information: Autocross #7
September Midweek Casual Drive – Tuesday, September 24. Start location is the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville). Check out all the information, including start time and how to RSVP for this drive here: September Midweek casual drive
Adopt a Road – in Memory of Marlene McEwan – Sunday, September 29. For all the information and how to RSVP, go to: Adopt-a-Road
The ORPCA Northwest Passage Team is busy planning another fabulous driving tour for 2020. We have new roads, beautiful scenery and great destinations in store for next summer’s tour which starts on Wednesday, June 24th with our traditional kick-off reception. We have planned special events for the 2020 tour to enhance the fun for both the driver and navigator. The tour officially starts on Thursday, June 25th and continues through Sunday, June 28th, 2020. Our final destination will be the beautiful Salishan Resort on the Oregon Coast. We will be offering an optional Sunday night for those who wish to enjoy the resort a little longer. Mark the dates on your calendar!
Here are some other Fall events to put on your calendar:
Festival of Cars, Bend Oregon – Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15. Join us at one of our favorite car shows. You can show your car and join for the whole weekend of activities or just come out to see the cars on Saturday, September 14. For all the information go here: 2019 Oregon Festival of Cars
2nd Annual Rothsport Porsche Swap Meet – Saturday, September 14. Join the folks at Rothsport Racing located at 14015 SW Galbreath Dr., Sherwood, OR 97140. For all the information go here: Rothsport Swap Meet
Hurley Haywood’s 962 “Show and Tell” – Saturday, October, 26. The Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region has incited us to attend the Hurley Haywood’s 962 “Show and Tell”. This is a unique and rare opportunity. Details are here: Hurley Haywood Show and Tell
First Edition Private Wine Label for Oregon PCA Still Available Online
The first edition private wine label for Oregon PCA was announced at our 2018 Summer picnic. We all got to taste this Stoller Pinot and it is great. The first-production Porsche was the 356, so it’s appropriately featured on the first edition private wine label for ORPCA. This is a great gift for those people who are difficult to buy for. Here is the link to get your bottle(s): Stoller 2016 Porsche Club Pinot Noir
Gary and Ina Feldmann joined PCA in 2011 and Oregon PCA in 2012. Their current Porsche is a 2013 991.1 Carrera in Aqua Blue. This is their 6th Porsche. Gary joined PCA in 1974 and was a member for about 5 years. He rejoined in 2011. The other 5 Porsches they have owned were:
1972 914-4, 1970 911 T, 1973 914-4 2.0, 1976 914-4 2.0, 1999 911 Carrera
Gary is an avid Autocross competitor, winning the 2018 championship in the Showroom Stock class, S03 by 14 points. Congratulations!
You can meet Gary and Ina very easily, as they attend most of the monthly socials and drives.
Tech Blog Posts
Recently there was an industry article about Porsche’s PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake; signified by their yellow calipers) and whether they were the best brakes to use for track days (including high performance driver education, autocross, etc) or those who are heavy-footed on the “slow” pedal. Porsche Australia’s technical representative Paul Watson reported that iron brake discs are recommended over carbon discs for those who are heavy on the brakes
Are you daily driving your Porsche sportscar with summer tires in these winter months? Wanting to take it up to the mountain for winter activities, but hesitant to do so because it’s rear-wheel drive (RWD) vs all-wheel drive (AWD)? Or are you driving your AWD Cayenne or Macan up to the mountain with summer tires, confident that AWD will get you through whatever Mother Nature throws your way? Here’s a