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Larry Tracewell

1946-2021

The Porsche Club of America Oregon Region mourns the passing of Larry Tracewell, our Membership Director and Board member for over three years.  Larry had been hospitalized recently due to serious, non-Covid related medical complications.

Larry and his wife Linda joined PCA and the Oregon Region in 2016.  With his engaging personality, Larry quickly became involved in various club activities.  In 2018 when the ORPCA Board was seeking a Membership Chair, Larry volunteered, embraced the work and made it his own. As an example, he developed a system to track lapsed memberships, which boosted the club’s retention rate.

I spoke with Larry before he passed to express the appreciation of the Board and the Membership for his many contributions and service to the club.  He became very emotional, and although it was difficult to speak, said, “I love you guys, you’re the best”.

Larry will be missed by many.  His enthusiasm, his passion, and big smile!

Drive on, my friend.

Steve Miller
President

Upcoming Events

Sat 23
Nov 07

2021 ORPCA Fall Picnic WAITLIST

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Nov 10
Nov 17

November Dinner Gathering

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 04

2021 Holiday Party

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dec 08
Jan 19

2021 Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet

January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ORPCA News - Updated October 17, 2021

Come join us for the October 20 Midweek Casual Drive. The route will start in Troutdale and take us up the Sandy River gorge and into the foothills of Mt. Hood with a break at the Sandy Ridge trailhead, site of one of the best mountain biking parks in Oregon. On the way back to Troutdale we’ll make a brief stop at Jonsrud Viewpoint, described in the AAA magazine as one of the top eight vistas in the western United States. Driving distance is 60 miles giving us plenty of time for a nice lunch at the Power Station Pub at McMenamins Edgefield. All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this drive and complete the required forms.  
There is only 1 group: 9:00 Gathering, 9:15 Drivers’ Meeting, 9:30 am Leave.
Registration is open. All information is here:  Midweek-casual-drive-october-20 

There are 2 openings as of October 17. 

Join us for the October SUV drive for a leisurely drive through the wine country and West Hills. The first leg travels on backroads to Carlton Lower Park. The second leg travels on backroads through the Carlton and Yamhill wine area, then circumvents Forest Grove to the west and continues up to Skyline in the West Hills and Forest Heights.
SUV tour organizer, Heinz Holzapfel and his wife Sylvia, will host a backyard gathering at their home with grilled sausages, Sauerkraut and Bavarian beer.
There will be one group with a maximum of twelve (12) vehicles. Please plan to arrive by 8:30am. The mandatory safety meeting will be at 8:45am and we will leave at 9:00am.  All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this event.
Here is all the information on the event: October SUV Drive

The annual Autocross Awards Banquet is October 24 at Ernesto’s from 4:30 -7:00pm. There will be good food, door prizes, pictures from the past year’s Autocross events and trophy presentations. 
For all the information and to register, go to: Autocross Awards Banquet

Join us for some food and drink on Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 2pm to 5pm at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA.  We will have our own private space in their loft mezzanine which has capacity for 40 attendees. HUB brews delicious beer and cooks up fresh and local food every day.  Registration is open. Here is the complete information: Q4 Quarterly Mixer Information

This event is full.   There is a waitlist on the web: Fall Picnic Waitlist.

We’ll be having lunch and visiting one of the largest private automobile museums in the world. It’s located about an hour south of Portland. We’ll be viewing 350 cars on display from a private collection of over 600 cars. We’ve arranged exclusive access for OR PCA members only. Start your visit with Lamborghini, Mercedes, Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche, Ford GT, Bizarrini and Ferraris.  Then step into the transitional section which includes Bugatti Veyron, Saleen S7, Maserati MC-12, Ferrari FXX, Porsche 918, Jaguar XJ220 and an incredible Ford/Cobra/Shelby section including the original Ford GT prototype and the one-and-only 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona 427 Super Coupe. Then make your way down the ramp to the unforgettable muscle car collection of over 250 cars. It’s the largest and rarest muscle car collection in the world.
The cost for lunch and the Museum is $50 per person.
Registration is FULL.   
There is a waitlist available here: Fall Picnic Waitlist.
For questions contact Jeff Gretz at jgretz@onlinenw.com

Please save the date for our November 17 dinner at The Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill near Washington Square. The cold November evenings leave us no choice but to dine indoors where it’s warmer and cozier. There’s plenty of room to socially distance for 30 of us. You may order individually from the menu and pay with cash or credit card. Registration will open on Sunday October 24, at 7:00pm.

New this year is an opportunity for you to bring an unwrapped toy as a donation to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots drive. We’ll gather them after dinner and add to the collection at the December 4 Holiday Party.

Come join us on December 4 for the Holiday Party at the Portland Golf Club, 5900 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97225 from 5:00 – 10:00pm. Cost is $85.00.
There is a new band this year: The Mark Seymour and Friends Band!
Please bring an unwrapped toy to the event as a donation to Toys for Tots.  
You can dress up as much as you want!  We have seen evening gowns, cocktail dresses, kilts, khakis, suits, winter sweaters, Christmas sweaters – so find something fun and join us – but please no denim and no hats for men as they are against the Portland Golf Club rules. Registration is open. The complete information and registration link are here: 2021 Holiday Party

Volunteers are needed to keep our club going. We really need your help. Here are the opportunities.

Communications: 
Weekly Member Newsletter
Anzeiger Newsletter Editor

Descriptions of each of these opportunities are published on the web. Go to Updated Volunteer opportunities here: Volunteer Opportunities Updated Sept 2021 
Contact Peg Ryan at vicepresident@oregonpca.org if you can donate some of your time to keep our club going. 

Descriptions of each of these opportunities are published on the web. Go to:   Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Peg Ryan if you can donate some of your time to keep our club going. 

Recent Event Photos

SUV Tour 9/25/21
Casual Mid-Week Drive 9/16/21
AX #6 8/22/21
Crater Lake Pre-Dribe 8/18/21
Crater Lake Tour 9/16-19/21
Social Dinner 9/15/21
Arrive & Drive 9/11/21
SUV Drive 8/28/21

Upcoming Events

Sat 23
Nov 07

2021 ORPCA Fall Picnic WAITLIST

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

ORPCA News - Updated October 6, 2021

The October Board meeting will be a virtual board meeting.  It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13.  If you want to join, please send Peg Ryan an email at vicepresident@orgonpca.org. 

Come join us for the October 20 Midweek Casual Drive. The route will start in Troutdale and take us up the Sandy River gorge and into the foothills of Mt. Hood with a break at the Sandy Ridge trailhead, site of one of the best mountain biking parks in Oregon. On the way back to Troutdale we’ll make a brief stop at Jonsrud Viewpoint, described in the AAA magazine as one of the top eight vistas in the western United States. Driving distance is 60 miles giving us plenty of time for a nice lunch at the Power Station Pub at McMenamins Edgefield. All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this drive and complete the required forms.  
Group 1: 8:30 Gathering, 8:45 Drivers’ Meeting, 9:00 am Leave.
Group 2: 9:00 Gathering, 9:15 Drivers’ Meeting, 9:30 am Leave.
Registration is open. All information is here:  Midweek-casual-drive-october-20 

oin us for the October SUV drive for a leisurely drive through the wine country and West Hills. The first leg travels on backroads to Carlton Lower Park. The second leg travels on backroads through the Carlton and Yamhill wine area, then circumvents Forest Grove to the west and continues up to Skyline in the West Hills and Forest Heights.
SUV tour organizer, Heinz Holzapfel and his wife Sylvia, will host a backyard gathering at their home with grilled sausages, Sauerkraut and Bavarian beer.
There will be one group with a maximum of twelve (12) vehicles. Please plan to arrive by 8:30am. The mandatory safety meeting will be at 8:45am and we will leave at 9:00am.  All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this event.
This event is FULL.  If you want to get on the waitlist, please contact Kurt F at tours@oregonpca.org. Here is all the information on the event: October SUV Drive

Join us for some food and drink on Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 2pm to 5pm at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA.  We will have our own private space in their loft mezzanine which has capacity for 40 attendees. HUB brews delicious beer and cooks up fresh and local food every day.  Registration is open. Here is the complete information: Q4 Quarterly Mixer Information

We’ll be having lunch and visiting one of the largest private automobile museums in the world. It’s located about an hour south of Portland. We’ll be viewing 350 cars on display from a private collection of over 600 cars. We’ve arranged exclusive access for OR PCA members only. Start your visit with Lamborghini, Mercedes, Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche, Ford GT, Bizarrini and Ferraris.  Then step into the transitional section which includes Bugatti Veyron, Saleen S7, Maserati MC-12, Ferrari FXX, Porsche 918, Jaguar XJ220 and an incredible Ford/Cobra/Shelby section including the original Ford GT prototype and the one-and-only 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona 427 Super Coupe. Then make your way down the ramp to the unforgettable muscle car collection of over 250 cars. It’s the largest and rarest muscle car collection in the world.
The cost for lunch and the Museum is $50 per person. Registration opens on October 7 at 7:00pm and is limited to 80 people. Our Spring visit sold out in less than an hour so register ASAP!
Here is the complete information and link to register: 2021 ORPCA Fall Picnic
For questions contact Jeff Gretz at jgretz@onlinenw.com

Come join us on December 4 for the Holiday Party at the Portland Golf Club, 5900 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97225 from 5:00 – 10:00pm. Cost is $85.00.
There is a new band this year: The Mark Seymour and Friends Band!
Please bring an unwrapped toy to the event as a donation to Toys for Tots.  
You can dress up as much as you want!  We have seen evening gowns, cocktail dresses, kilts, khakis, suits, winter sweaters, Christmas sweaters – so find something fun and join us – but please no denim and no hats for men as they are against the Portland Golf Club rules. Registration is open. The complete information and registration link are here: 2021 Holiday Party

2nd Annual Alfa Romeo Club DIRTY RAT rally is Sunday, October 17 with the first car out at 10am and ending at approximately 12:30pm. Timing will be to the minute. Route controls and observed off-course will be 3 minute penalties. This road rally will be on some scenic and fun-to-drive roads, but will be packed with tricks and traps to catch you napping. To pre-register, simply email Paul Eklund at pauleklund233@gmail.com.  
Cost is $20 for cars containing an AROO member, and $25 for non-member cars. COVID-safe contactless registration/driver’s meeting is in effect, so WAIVERS and car numbers will be emailed out, and you place waiver and payment (cash or check) in boxes at the start point. 
Please email Paul with any questions or to volunteer to work one of our 15-16 route controls.

Rose City Extrauto Auto Show
There is a car show on Sunday, October 10 from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Registration and attendance is free.  It will be held in Portland at the South Park Blocks (centered outside the Portland Art Museum)
All the information is here: www.rosecityextrauto.com.

Driver Skills Opportunities

The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. The last one for 2021 is October 9, 2021: PNWR Driver skills

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. Be sure to understand the restrictions and changes in this class due to COVID-19.

Volunteers are needed to keep our club going. We really need your help. Here are the opportunities.

Communications: 
Weekly Member Newsletter
Anzeiger Newsletter Editor

Descriptions of each of these opportunities are published on the web. Go to Updated Volunteer opportunities here: Volunteer Opportunities Updated Sept 2021 
Contact Peg Ryan at vicepresident@oregonpca.org if you can donate some of your time to keep our club going. 

Descriptions of each of these opportunities are published on the web. Go to:   Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Peg Ryan if you can donate some of your time to keep our club going. 

Recent Event Photos

SUV Tour 9/25/21
Casual Mid-Week Drive 9/16/21
AX #6 8/22/21
Crater Lake Tour 9/16-19/21
Social Dinner 9/15/21
Arrive & Drive 9/11/21

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