Weekly Announcements - Updated December 11
– The last email of the year is Wednesday, December 11
– December Anzeiger has been published
– The year end mailing with the Member Directory and 2020 Calendar will be mailed around 12/30. There will not be an Annual Anzeiger printed this year.
Holiday Party 2019 Pictures
Check out all the fun pictures from our Holiday Party. You can download any that you want by clicking on the down arrow at the bottom right of the picture
The first edition private wine label for Oregon PCA was announced at our 2018 Summer picnic at Stoller Winery. We still have some left! It is a 2016 Pinot Noir that 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.
Get your Christmas shopping done now! Here is the link to get your bottle(s): Stoller 2016 Porsche Club Pinot Noir
Join our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet and get in out of the winter rain! Meet the recipients of our 2019 Volunteer Awards and meet the new 2020 Board of Directors. The banquet will be held at the downtown Old Spaghetti Factory located at 0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, Oregon 97239. This banquet is hosted by Cherie Reins.
Options for your meal include: Chicken Caesar Salad, Spaghetti & Meatballs (with sausage), Lasagna and Spaghetti with Mizithra.
Complete information on the event and paying for your meal online is here: Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
ORPCA is offering Tours Training Classes. The class is required for any member who wants to lead one of our drives or tours this year due to new requirements for 2020 ORPCA tours. It is also open to other members who want to learn about leading and/or designing an Arrive & Drive, a Midweek Casual Drive or a Multi-Day Tour.
Click one of the two links below for all the information and to register for a class:
Tours Training class – Jan 19
Tours Training class – May 31
The Oregon PCA has been invited again to display 5 of our members’ unique Porsches as part of the Portland International Auto Show. The Portland International Auto Show is the largest auto show in the Pacific Northwest and you have an opportunity to be a part of this great event!
We need 5 unique cars as well as volunteers to host the booth area. You will also receive free admission for all days! It is a great opportunity to showcase what our Club is all about.
If you’d like to volunteer for the booth (4-hour increments) or have a lead on a great car we could display please check out all the information here: Porsche Display at Portland Auto Show
Come see exciting Winterhawks action as they take on the Royals from Victoria, Canada. The puck drops at 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 8 at the Moda Center. Right now, Portland is #2 in their division with 20 wins. Victoria is just 3 games behind in their division with 15 wins. After this game there will only be 2 games remaining in the regular season. It should be a great game! Come see ORPCA recognized in lights on the Jumbotron. For all the information and how to sign up go here: ORPCA Portland Winterhawks Hockey Night
We recently lost a dear and respected member of our Porsche community. We are rasing money to create a memorial in her honor at the Oregon Garden. Depending on the total amount raised, the ORPCA board discussed a river rock with Kathleen’s name on it because of her love of river rafting or a garden bench for her love of landscaping.
If you would like to make a donation please go here: Kathleen Ellis Memorial
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