July 17 Announcements - Updated Weekly on Wednesdays
Sunday, July 21 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm
Join us for the 47th Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance on Sunday July 21, 2019. Come and enjoy the longest-running Concours d’Elegance in the Pacific Northwest with more than 300 classic cars displayed on the tree-shaded campus of Pacific University. The Oregon Region Porsche Club will have a display only corral at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. One of the featured classes this year is the Porsche 356. This is always a great event, under the cool trees!
Information about the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance can be viewed at the following link: www.forestgroveconcours.org
The July Midweek Casual Drive is Tuesday, July 23. We will meet at 9:00am at the southbound I-5 French Prairie Rest Area. We will sign insurance waivers, have a participant meeting at 9:15 and depart promptly at 9:30 am. Drive distance is about 80 miles. We will travel south and end the drive with a lunch in Keizer.
Check your tire pressure and fuel up before you arrive. We go rain or shine. Navigator not needed, but encouraged.
You need to RSVP for this drive, so please check out all the information including directions to the start plus how to RSVP, here: Midweek Casual Drive – July
Our Portland Cars and Coffee has featured themes all summer long. Saturday, July 27 is Porsche day. Bring your washed and shined Porsche down to World of Speed in Wilsonville and have some fun! World of Speed is located at 27490 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070.
The event opens at 8:00 am, but we recommend getting there early to get the best show spot!
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Germanpalozza, a festival celebrating German brand automobiles, returns to PIR for a second year. We would like to have at least 50 Porsche cars in the car show, so please sign up. BMW and Mercedes had a great showing last year, so let’s show how proud we are of our Porsches. For all the information including links to register go to: Germanpalooza 2019
Wednesday, August 21 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The August Social and Dinner is hosted by Doug Naef and Christine Pilosi at their home in Milwaukee.
Information on the dinner is here: August Social and Dinner
RSVPs will open on July 17.
The 2019 Portland Speedtour featuring vintage race groups and Trans Am is scheduled for July 25-28 at Portland International Raceway. The Oregon PCA will host a corral on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. Come on out and enjoy all the fabulous cars! Each $45.00 Car Show registration includes two weekend tickets, special parking and a parade lap on the track on Saturday. Here is the registration link: Vintage and Trans AM Races. Please make sure you include the Oregon PCA in the Group/Club box.
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
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
Are you daily driving your Porsche sportscar with summer tires in these winter months? Wanting to take it up to the mountain for winter activities, but hesitant to do so because it’s rear-wheel drive (RWD) vs all-wheel drive (AWD)? Or are you driving your AWD Cayenne or Macan up to the mountain with summer tires, confident that AWD will get you through whatever Mother Nature throws your way? Here’s a