Announcements - Updated January 23, 2020
The 2021 Portland Auto Show is cancelled due to to the current restrictions in Multnomah County as outlined in Governor Brown’s executive order, The dates for the 2022 show are February 24 through 27.
Kurt Fuerstenau, the new Tours Director, is looking for assistance with Tours in 2021. He is in need of people to organize Arrive and Drives, Midweek Casual Drives and additional Multi-day Tours. He is also looking for people to help with our Scenic, the electronic route guidance application. In addition, he needs administrative help with insurance and PCA Release Waivers. If you can offer help, please contact Kurt at email@example.com.
If you are interested in helping with tours, there is a Tours Class on Sunday, May 23. Registration is open here: ORPCA Tours Class 2021 – May 23 – ORPCA (oregonpca.org). For questions on this class please contract Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021 Porsche Parade will be held in French Lick, Indiana. Phase I registration for Parade and hotels opens on Wednesday, February, 10 at 9:00am Pacific Time. Phase II registration for banquets, events and tours opens on Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00am Pacific Time. Check out the article on this event in the December edition of the Panorama. Here is a link to a video of the 2015 Parade in French Lick: Porsche Parade Clips 2015 @ French Lick Resort – YouTube
The Treffen Spring 2021 will be held in Scottsdale Arizona at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Registration opens on February, 24 at noon Pacific time. For all the information go to: treffen.pca.org.
The Crater Lake Tour is almost full – 2 places remain.
The tour dates are Thursday, September 16 through Sunday September 19, 2021.
Starting in Hood River, we will head to Sisters via Dufur, Grass Valley, Condon, Fossil & Antelope. This is a beautiful 290+ mile drive through the northern part of Central Oregon. On Saturday, we head from Sisters to Crater Lake via McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, Crescent and Chemult. This drive is a beautiful 210+ mile drive through the forests of the Willamette National Forest.
The Crater Lake Lodging is the limiting factor for participating in this tour. There are still cabins at the Mazama Village. This is 7.3 miles south from the lodge – about a 15 minute drive. Someone pre-registered with a cabin a Diamond Lake, so that is another option.
For all the information including how to pre-register please go to: 2021 Crater Lake Multi-Day Tour.
The ORPCA Northwest Passage Team is busy planning another fabulous driving tour for 2021. We have beautiful scenery and great destinations in store for next summer’s tour which takes us to the high desert region of central and eastern Oregon. The tour officially starts on Thursday, June 17 and continues through Sunday, June 20, 2021. We will be offering an optional Sunday night for those who wish to enjoy the resort a little longer. This year’s tour is limited to 35 cars to help ensure the safety of all participants.
This event is full. If you want to get on the waitlist, please go to: NW Passage waitlist
Not much has changed. in 2021 we held some club activities like Dinners, Arrive and Drives, SUV Drives and Autocross. We will follow state, government and PCA guidelines to keep activities as safe as possible. We will require the use of face masks/face coverings as mandated or recommended by PCA, CDC and state guidelines. PCA also requires the sign-off on a Communicable Disease Release for attendance at any club events. As you know, there is no “zero risk” when dealing with COVID-19.
Here is a document with Oregon PCA guidance updated on January 6, 2021.
If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.
If you have fun facts, links, videos, pictures of your car or other things, please send them to Peg at email@example.com.
Thank you to Bob Ellis for these 2 interesting stories:
- A Porsche 911 tribute to Ickk and Metge takes on Dakar Rally with American racer Amy Lerner at the wheel:
Porsche 911 Tribute
- 80-Year-Old Buys His 80th Porsche, A New Boxster Spyder: 80th Porsche – Boxster Spyder
There was a Tech Tactics LIVE session on December 30 on Diminished Value and Appraisals — What you need to know. Check out the recording of this session here: Tech Tactics LIVE: Diminished Value and Appraisals — What you need to know – YouTube.
Our Club Classified Ads are now on the web. Thank you to Heinz Holzapfel for creating this site for us. Go to: Oregon PCA Classifieds to check out the ads. These ads appear in our Anzeiger newsletter and on the web. If you have something you want to sell, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us your Porsche story!
Over the last year we have gathered stories about you and your Porsches. We are looking for more of these. Tell us how you got your first Porsche, how long you have wanted one and what you have in your garage now or any other interesting facts about your Porsches! We will include these in our monthly Anzeiger and on the web. Send these to Peg at email@example.com.
The Stoller 2016 Porsche Club Pinot Noir is still available. This would make a lovely gift for the holidays. The first production Porsche was the 356, so it is appropriately featured on the first edition private wine label of OR PCA. This wine is available online at: Porsche Club Pinot Noir
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Tech Blog Posts
Oil leaks on an air-cooled Porsche. ORPCA was presented with a recent technical question: “I just had my Porsche in for servicing and was told my engine is leaking oil. But I’m not seeing any spots on the ground. Can you explain?” Depending on the Porsche model, the origin of an oil leak, as well as its severity, we find that oil can travel many different paths towards the ground,
We’re well into spring now, but out of convenience, are you still driving around on your “winter” tires? There are numerous reasons why this is more dangerous than you might think, and why you should immediately have them swapped for your non-winter tires. Open Road Auto Group put together an informative article on this subject. A few key notes: #1 Winter tires have been specifically engineered to have much softer