The States of Oregon and Washington have started to open up again. But the pandemic is not over. We have held some club activities like Arrive and 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 as of updated on August 24.
If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.
Announcements - Updated September 23, 2020
Next Autocross is September 27 and the last one for 2020 is October 4
Autocross #7 is September 27. Here is the link to the information on our web site including links to register: Autocross #7
Autocross #8, the last autocross of 2020 is October 4. Here is the link to the information on our web site including links to register: Autocross #8
Mosey to Manzanita SUV Drive: October 3 (9:00am Start Time)
Enjoy a full day tour to the coast with optional gravel segments and a picnic lunch. We will start in NE Hillsboro arrive at the end for a late lunch at Nehalem Bay State Park. The main route is all paved and depending on interest those willing to enjoy a little gravel will have two opportunities of 7 miles and 15 miles during the drive.
All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this event and complete the required forms. There are 7 out of 14 spaces still remaining. Registration is per car. Here is the link for all the information and to register: Mosey to Manzanita SUV Drive
October Arrive and Drive – October 10
We are working on trying to hold this Arrive and Drive. Look for more information next week.
October Social and Dinner – October 21
We are working on trying to hold this Social and Dinner for a very small group. Look for more information next week.
November Social and Dinner – Cancelled
The November Social and Dinner at Si Señor Family Mexican Restaurant is cancelled. Refunds have been issued.
60th Anniversary Celebration – Postponed to 2021
We had hoped to be able to hold a 60th Anniversary Celebration this year. It was going to be indoors on October 11. We decided it would be best to move this to 2021.
Holiday Party 2020 – Cancelled
We had hoped to be able to hold a Holiday Party this year, but due to the Covid-19 ongoing restrictions we decided to cancel this event this year.
Did you know that on May 1, 2017, a 2017 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel set the Guinness World Record for heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car. The Cayenne towed a 285-ton Air France Airbus A380 to a distance of 42 meters, breaking the previous 2013 record of a Nissan Patrol towing a 170-ton Ilyushin Il-76 to a distance of 50 meters. After the attempt, Porsche repeated the test using a petrol-powered Cayenne Turbo S with 800 Nm of Torque 50 Nm less than the S Diesel, in an effort to prove the Cayenne’s remarkable ability. Cnet News Watch Porsche Cayenne Tow an Airbus. (Sorry I don’t know how to make the video bigger.) Thank you Bob Ellis.
If you have other fun facts, links, videos, pictures of your car or other things, please send them to Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
We are still in need of people to help organize tours to keep our tours going in 2021. If you are interested in organizing a tour on some of your favorite roads and share these with the club, please contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also need help managing all the files that are needed for these drives. Please contact Peg at email@example.com
We are also in need of a team of people to help with the Anzeiger. We need volunteers to help getting articles, reporting on events and organizing all the events and photos for the Anzeiger designer. If you are able to help please contact Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA’s last Solo HPDE is at our own Portland International Raceway on October 3. Registration for this event is open. There will not be any instructors and only Solo drivers can attend. Registration link: Motorsportreg October 3 Drivers Ed in Portland – Solo
Please check out this web site here: PNWR Drivers Ed – HPDE.
Driver Skills Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. The last event is Saturday, October 10. NEW Information:
- Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no helmet rentals available. You must provide your own helmet.
- FM Radio: Your vehicle must have a working FM Radio and you must know how to manually tune this radio to a specific FM frequency. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, instructors will not be entering your vehicle. You will receive instruction over FM-radio from an instructor at each station, and other instructors will provide feedback from outside of your vehicle.
These are held at Bremerton Motorsports Park, outside of Bremerton, WA. For all the information go here: PNWR Driver Skills Class. A number of Oregon PCA members have done this class and we highly recommend it.
Here is the update from Portland Cars and Coffee:
“We have hung in there as long as we could, holding out hope that we could return to our usual Summer Featured Theme format for at least a few remaining Saturdays in 2020. Sadly, it is simply a sign of the (COVID) times that we will not be able to hold any more large gatherings before the fall rains return.
Our summer Featured Calendar is now officially finished for 2020. Featured Themes will return in 2021 during our summer season. In the meantime, we will continue to have Virtual Featured Theme weeks on Facebook and Instagram on a somewhat regular basis. We will announce a theme, and encourage you to post your vehicle and tag us.
As for meeting in person, we will eventually return to Langer’s Entertainment Center on a smaller scale. When we do, it will be similar to our typical Winter mode, with a more relaxed atmosphere and open parking in any available parking space.”
If you want to be on the Virtual Featured Theme Weeks on Facebook and Instagram please subscribe to their mail list here: Portland cars and coffee subscribe
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