Porsche Club of America - Oregon Region
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Multi-Day-Tours
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Rain or shine - pavement or gravel
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Socials
Meet fellow club members at fun events
Special Events
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Club Calendar, News and Recent Events

Upcoming Events

Sat 08
Wed 12

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting – October

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 15
Sun 16

Q4 Mixer – Oven and Shaker, Lake Oswego

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 19

Oktoberfest Dinner Gathering

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 29

October SUV Drive

October 29 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Nov 09
Nov 12

November SUV Drive

November 12
Nov 12

Garage Visit / Tech Session

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 08
Wed 12

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting – October

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 15
Sun 16

Q4 Mixer – Oven and Shaker, Lake Oswego

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ORPCA News - Updated October 5, 2022

The October Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This meeting will be in person at Dang’s Thai Kitchen in Lake Oswego. Please let Heinz know if you want to attend. The number of people will be limited by the size of the room.  Contact Heinz at vicepresident@oregonpca.org.

Saturday, October 15: Tech Session/Garage Visit at Finn’s Restoration & Custom – Join us from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Finn’s Restoration & Custom for a look at what is in the in the shop and to hear from Denny about the process that they use to restore the cars. Located at 310 Broadway Street in Woodburn, this should be fun!  We have room for 40 people at this event.  Please register for the event here: Finn’s Restoration and Custom

Sunday, October 16: Quarterly Mixer – Please join us from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Oven and Shaker located at 4055 Mercantile Drive, Suite 100 in Lake Oswego on the outside heated patio! This is located in a recently updated area in Lake Grove at the corner of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Rd.  Come check it out.  Please come when you want and leave when you want.  No registration, totally up to you. This is a no-host event with food and drinks available to purchase. 
This event is dedicated to Larry Tracewell, our past Membership Director who passed away about a year ago.  His wife, Linda Tracewell, will be there.
 
Wednesday, October 19: Midweek Drive – Waitlist is open for this drive. Come join us for the October 19 Midweek Drive. The route will take us from Oregon City, along the Clackamas River valley and portions of the historic Barlow Road with a break at Milo McIver Park. Driving distance is 56 miles on lightly traveled rural roads, giving us plenty of time for a nice lunch at the Stone Cliff Inn. There will be 1 group with approximately 12 cars.  For complete information and to get on the waitlist, please go to: October Midweek Casual Drive.

Wednesday, October 19: Ocktoberfest Dinner Gathering – Steve and Winnie Miller will be hosting the October 19 dinner gathering at Gustav’s, 1705 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA. The restaurant is able to accommodate up to 50 in a reserved private room. Attendees will order from a limited menu and pay individually with cash or a credit card.
Authentic Bavarian recipes have been developed and everything is prepared fresh. The bier, cocktails, and wine menu is very extensive. Registration is open. Full information and a link to registration is here:  October dinner gathering.
Please note: This event will be the start of our toy collecting for the Marines Toys for Tots program.  If you are going to the dinner you can bring an unwrapped toy for the collection. 

Saturday, October 29: SUV Drive and Oktoberfest BBQ – Join us for the October SUV drive for a leisurely drive through the wine country and West Hills. The first leg travels on scenic backroads to Carlton Lower Park for a rest stop. The second leg travels on back roads through the Carlton and Yamhill wine area and continues up to Skyline in the West Hills. At the end, SUV tour organizer, Heinz Holzapfel and his wife Sylvia, will host a backyard gathering at their home with a Bavarian Oktoberfest BBQ: Grilled Sausages, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad and Bavarian Beer. Registration will open on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm. Full information and a link to registration is here: October SUV drive.

ORPCA Holiday Gala –  December 4th

*New Venue – Oregon Golf Club, in West Linn

*New Band – Lisa and the Hitmen, and they are awesome

There are some fun volunteer opportunities:
Love meeting new people: Be a greeter as guests arrive
Love Holiday Decorations: Help make table centerpieces with us

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Signups will begin in mid-October

Reach out to socialevents@oregonpca.org if you’d like to help make this the best holiday event yet.

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PCA Membership

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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.

Get to know the ORPCA club activities, programs, communication and leadership.

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Featured Events

AX#4 6/26/22
June NW Passage 2022
SUV Drive 6/18/22
East Side A&D 6/11/22

Upcoming Events

Sat 08
Wed 12

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting – October

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 15
Sun 16

Q4 Mixer – Oven and Shaker, Lake Oswego

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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For Sale – Gently Used Porsche 997 Cover

Gently used Porsche 997 cover that was on my 997 only once inside my garage. It is gray color on the outside and white on the inside. Cover comes with bag and the cover has mirror pockets. The Original price $257.99.  Asking $150.00. Please contact Larry Were at 503-320-8187. Posted 8/9/2022

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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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