September 11 Announcements - Updated Weekly on Wednesdays
To attend, bring your favorite Porsche (with plenty of fuel) and ideally, a navigator, to our start location at the Shari’s in Wilsonville (29690 SW Town Center Loop W, Wilsonville, OR 97070) no later than 8:45am. Drivers’ meeting takes place at 9:00am. With an average of 40 to 50 cars, we often try to break into smaller groups rather than doing one long convoy. The first group of cars will depart at around 9:15am.
Please email Randy Stolz if you plan to attend at: email@example.com so he will know how many instructions to print.
Check out all the information at: September Arrive and Drive.
Please join us for the September Social and Dinner hosted by Larry and Linda Tracewell. RSVPs are open.
It will be held at:
Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant
8544 Apple Way
We have room for 60 people. Please check out all the information here, including the RSVP: September social and dinner
RSVPs will close on Saturday, September 14 at 5:00pm.
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
We are excited to offer 2 Tech Sessions this fall:
1. Tech Session: Car Detailing – Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join our car detailing session presented by member, Neil d’Autremont, at his Sidedraught City Shop in the Heckmann and Thiemann Motors Garage. We’ll learn about some new techniques with paint and interiors as well as discuss common problems you may have with your vehicles, both daily drivers and your “babies.” Neil will be offering special pricing on Griot’s Garage products and sharing information on some new products that will be unveiled soon. No RSVP needed. Bring your questions!
Located at: 3220 SE 19th Avenue, Portland Oregon 97202
2. Tech Session: AR Auto Service – Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join the technical-minded members of the club on Saturday, October 5 at 9am for an informative tech session with the Eddie Nakato from AR (Adrenaline Racing) Auto Service.
Topics for this session are: 1. Racing suspension setup and brakes and 2. How stock suspensions different from race cars.
These tech sessions have been very popular in the past, so we expect this will sell out quickly. We have room for about 35 attendees. You must RSVP. Here is the link to RSVP and get complete information: Tech session AR Auto Service. Please note: The event will be held at their new, additional facility located at: 9730 SW Shady Lane, Portland, Oregon 97223 (private parking lot and street parking for overflow).
October Midweek Casual Drive – Tuesday, October 8. This is the last Midweek Drive for 2019. Start location is the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site (1 Jordan Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060). heck out all the information, including start time and how to RSVP for this drive here: October Midweek casual drive
October Arrive and Drive – Saturday, October 12. This is the last of our Arrive and Drives for 2019. Start location will be announced soon.
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
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!
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
I found this article published on Jalopnik very informative. Great insight and background on the technical features and inner works of the Taycan. Enjoy! Jalopnik: Detailed Look at the Porsche Taycan
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