Porsche Club of America - Oregon Region
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Upcoming Events

Sat 21
Sun 22
Jun 08
Jun 11

Detailing Tech Session

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jun 15

June Dinner Gathering

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 21
Sun 22

ORPCA News - Updated May 13, 2022

Dr. Roy Johnson will be our host for the May Monthly Social Dinner on Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 8:30 pm, at The Uptown Barrel Room in Vancouver, WA.  All the information is here:  May dinner gathering. To get on the waitlist, please contact socialevents@oregonpca.org. 

The next Garage Visit/Tech Session will be at Avant-Garde Collections. Avant-Garde specializes in exotic, vintage, and specialty vehicles. We will hear from owner, Matt Crandall, about his business model and then have time to see the cars that are currently in his shop. We can have 50 people for this event.  You will need to register.  If you are bringing a guest, please register that person as well. There will be ample on street parking around the garage.

 Registration is open here:  May Garage Visit Tech Session Avant-Garde

Sorry for the typo in the April 20 Email Blast. 

Join us at our first Quarterly Mixer of the year on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 3pm to 5pm At The Garages Eatery & Taphouse located at 17880 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.  Come gather with other fellow club friends and meet new members.  This is our first event of this kind since 2020 with NO registration required. Come when you want and stay as long as you want! 
Please check out the complete information on this event here: Quarterly Mixer.

This drive is full, please contact the Tour Chair to get on the waitlist. 

Come join us for a wonderful drive. We will start in Wilsonville and find fun roads to end up in McMinnville, with lunch at Grain Station Brewworks.

More information is here: May Midweek Drive.

Join us for the May SUV drive.  We will leave from Wilsonville and finish at Skamania Lodge. We will follow the Willamette River backroads to Goldstone and Sandy. We will then head to the historic Columbia River Highway and then cross the Columbia River to Skamania Lodge.  Lunch at Skamania Lodge is on your own.
Registration will open on May 12 at 7:00pm.  All information and the link to register is here: May SUV Drive

Porsches and Coffee on June 4
On June 4 the Taste of Motorsports POP-UP is hosting the Oregon Region Porsche Club for a Porsches and Coffee.  This should be fun!  We start at 8:30 am and go to 10:30 am. It is being held at Peterkort Towne Square located at 10860 SW Barnes Road, Portland.  Stop at the Sunrise Bagels in the Towne Square for Bagels and Coffee and then enjoy the cars.  No registration is required.

Two 2 Arrive and Drives on June 11 – Save the Date
There will be 2 Arrive and Drives on Saturday morning, June 11.  In order to help with the amount of interest in our Saturday Drives, our tour leaders have organized two completely different drives for that day.  We will update you with more information in next weeks email.

Detailing Tech Session at ProTek Automotive on June 11 at 1:00pm – Save the Date 
Neil of Sidedraught City will be holding a tech session using Griot’s products as well as some competing ones to demonstrate what the new ”ceramic” products really do and how long they last. Neil has partnered with Mike at ProTek, to bring this session to all the Porsche owners in the greater Portland area. We will update you with more information in next weeks email.

Porsche Corral at Rose Cup Races at PIR – July 9 and  10
Come and support PIR and the racing community and bring your Porsche to the Oregon PCA Corral at the Rose Cup Races Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, with cars on course by 8:30 am on Saturday, and 9 am on Sunday. Parking for the ORPCA Corral will be in the South Paddock across from the South Staircase for the bridge. Your $40 Car Corral registration fee includes two 2-day admission tickets, special parking and a parade lap on Saturday and/or Sunday.  Make sure you pick the Car Corral Option and put in Oregon Porsche Club as the club name.  Go here to buy the ticket: Rose Cup Tickets. On the day of the event, enter through the main gate and let the parking staff know paid to park in the Porsche Club Corral and they will direct you.

Porsche Corral at the 2022 Forest Grove Concours d’ Elegance on July 17. 
We have room for 20 cars and would like a variety of Porsche models to display. Our corral will be display only. Be advised that this is an all-day commitment. All cars need to be in the corral by 7:45 a.m. and won’t be released until late in the afternoon. If you are interested in bringing your car or need further information, please contact Larry Hannan at larryhannan@oregonpca.org.

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Porsche owners who are 18 years of age or older are invited to become members of the Porsche Club of America. National annual membership dues are currently $46.00, which includes a subscription to the monthly PORSCHE PANORAMA, PCA’s award-winning monthly magazine.

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PCA Members are invited to become members of the Oregon Region PCA. Regional annual membership dues are currently $20.00, which includes a subscription to the monthly ANZEIGER, ORPCA’s award-winning monthly magazine.

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Recent Event Photos

April Dinner Gathering 4/20/22
Austin Rod Shop 4/16/22
AX #2 4/10/22
Arrive & Drive 4/9/22
ORPCA Tour Class 4/3/22

Upcoming Events

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Sun 22

ORPCA News - Updated February 2, 2022

The February Board of Directors Meeting will be virtual. It will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, February 9. It is scheduled to start at 6:30pm. If you want to join, please send Heinz Holzapfel an email at vicepresident@orgonpca.org. 
All members are invited to attend. 

The Social Committee has met and if off and running. The February Dinner Gathering will be held on February 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Fillmore Trattoria in NW Portland.  Proof of vaccination and photo ID will be required. All the information is on the web. Check it out here: February Dinner Gathering.  

NOTE: ONLY 3 spaces remain as of 2/2/22.  If you want to go and the event is full, please email socialevents@oregonpca.org to get on the waitlist. 

The Portland Auto Show is on and the Oregon Region PCA has been invited to participate again! Ours cars for the show are set. NOW we need volunteers to do booth duty during the show times.
Here are the options for booth duty, Sign up with a friend!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am – 2pm / 2pm – 6pm / 6:00pm – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 1pm / 1pm – 4pm / 4pm – 7pm
Please contact Tom Floyd at salesandmarketing@oregonpca.org with your names and the day and time you can work the booth. Please note: You both will get a free pass to the show if you volunteer.  

Go to all the information here: Portland Auto Show Porsche Display

 

Join us for a Tech Session at AR Motorsports. Topics are tires, brakes and Porsche upgrades for track days and Autocross. Eddie Nakato will be our speaker. Eddie has hosted our club before and always does a great job with our Tech Sessions. Registration opens on February 3 at 7:00pm. 
For complete information and to register, please go to: Tech Session AR Motorsports

This year our Autocross Tech Inspection is Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 am – 12 noon. The team at the downtown Matrix Integrated, located at 4000 SW Macadam Ave in Portland, have provided the Autocross group the use of their shop. This is a no fee event and only intended for our Autocross participants. Registration is required on Motorsportsreg.com: 2022 Annual Autocross Tech Inspection
Complete information is on our web here: AX Tech Inspection.

Many of you volunteer to help us last year and we thank you very much.  Here are some areas that need volunteers in 2022:

Web Volunteer Opportunities
This volunteer opportunity is part of the Web Committee and under the Vice President & Webmaster.  Please contact Heinz at webmaster@oregonpca.org if you can help us.
Web Maintenance This person is responsible for the weekly / monthly / yearly maintenance of the front-end of the ORPCA website. It is estimated that this role would take about 3 hours per week (maybe less as you get used to the tools). Training will be provided. Basic computer skills are sufficient.
Tasks include:

  • Weekly: Past-Events images and link uploads
  • Monthly: Anzeiger and Panorama uploads, Maintenance of online Anzeiger archive
  • Yearly: Creation of featured images for events

Communications 
Weekly Member Newsletter
Anzeiger Newsletter Editor
Descriptions of each of these opportunities are available. Please contact Peg Ryan at communications@oregonpca.org for descriptions and let her know if can donate some of your time to help with these. 

Simulation Racing
Have you participated in any PCA SIM racing?  Would you like to start an Oregon Region Group?  Check out the information on PCA at: PCA SIM Racing.  If you are willing to see what it would take to start a region group, contact Peg Ryan at communications@oregonpca.org. 

Technical Articles
We would like to add some more technical articles into our monthly Anzeiger newsletter.  Have you recently experienced something that had to be fixed on your Porsche that you could share with other members? If you are willing to share, contact Peg Ryan at communications@oregonpca.org. 

The current guidelines only include mask mandates and vaccine mandates. 

Please note: There are not mandates for the number of people in a restaurant and the restaurant is allowed to fill all their tables. If you noticed more people in restaurants – this is why!  
The current guidelines as they apply to Oregon Region PCA are posted here: Covid-19 Guidance 11_23_2021

Recent Event Photos

Awards Dinner 1/19/22
Holiday Party 12/4/21
Brother's Collection and Picnic 11/7/21
November Dinner 11/7/21

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Macan Floor Mats

Brand new carpet floor mats from my 2018 Porsche Macan. I replaced these mats with all weather and they have been sitting in my garage since 2018.  $75 or best offer. Please contact Bob Brown at pdxbrokerbob@gmail.com.   Posted 5/10/22

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Macan Floor Mats

Brand new carpet floor mats from my 2018 Porsche Macan. I replaced these mats with all weather and they have been sitting in my garage since 2018.  $75 or best offer. Please contact Bob Brown at pdxbrokerbob@gmail.com.   Posted 5/10/22

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Tech Blog Posts

Shine on You Crazy Diamond: Porsche Surface Coated Brakes

Shine On You Crazy Diamond By Jeremy Williams, Technical Editor “Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun Shine on you crazy diamond…” These Pink Floyd lyrics describe a new component technology that Porsche debuted in 2017, which we’re seeing become more and more prevalent on Porsche vehicles today. Referred to as PSCB, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes were released on the 2017 Cayenne Turbo’s as a standard feature. The

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Have You Seen My Keys?

Have You Seen My Keys? As we all get older, we’re probably often asking this question of our spouses, our partners, our kids, our pets, maybe even ourselves (it’s still ok to talk to yourself!). But in this tech article I’m not talking about car keys. Instead, I’m discussing your wheel lock key. Wheel locks and a coordinating wheel lock key?  I have those?  Most likely you do, all depending on

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Oil Leaks into The Great Abyss

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,

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Winter Tires Are For Which Season?

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

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Tech Blog Posts

Shine on You Crazy Diamond: Porsche Surface Coated Brakes

Shine On You Crazy Diamond By Jeremy Williams, Technical Editor “Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun Shine on you crazy diamond…” These Pink Floyd lyrics describe a new component technology that Porsche debuted in 2017, which we’re seeing become more and more prevalent on Porsche vehicles today. Referred to as PSCB, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes were released on the 2017 Cayenne Turbo’s as a standard feature. The

Read More »
Have You Seen My Keys?

Have You Seen My Keys? As we all get older, we’re probably often asking this question of our spouses, our partners, our kids, our pets, maybe even ourselves (it’s still ok to talk to yourself!). But in this tech article I’m not talking about car keys. Instead, I’m discussing your wheel lock key. Wheel locks and a coordinating wheel lock key?  I have those?  Most likely you do, all depending on

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