June 12 Announcements - Updated Weekly on Wednesdays
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Nestled among the foothills above the Columbia River in Southwestern Washington, the Maryhill Museum of Art has a little-known secret on its property: the private Maryhill Loops Road. The Maryhill Loops Road was an experimental road built by Good Roads promoter Sam Hill (what in the Sam Hill?) in 1911. In 2.8 paved miles the road ascends 850 feet via a series of 25 turns, 8 of which are hairpins. Generally, the road is only open to pedestrians and bicyclists but on Saturday, September 7th, the Oregon PCA and High Desert PCA have private use of this road for
Cost is $85 per session (includes lunch). There are 2 sessions offered (with 3-4 runs); one in the morning and one in the afternoon. When you are not driving, you will have to work. We need spotters, starters, road cleaners and other various roles. It is a full day of fun with 1/2 the day driving and 1/2 working. You must attend all day 8am – 5pm, so please plan accordingly. We have hotel room blocks and a celebratory dinner on Saturday night in Hood River.
All the information on this event is here along with the link to register on Motorsportsreg: Maryhill Loops Tour.
Wednesday, July 17 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us for the July Social and Dinner
Hosted by Kathleen and Bob Ellis
Bethany Public House
4840 NW Bethany Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97229
RSVPs will open on June 19 and close on July 10th at noon.
Information on the dinner is here: July Social and Dinner
Sunday, July 21, 2019
The Oregon Region Porsche Club will have a display-only corral at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. We have room for 20 cars and would like a good representation of models and years. If you are interested, please contact Larry Hannan at email@example.com with the following information: Name, phone number, car year, model, color, and photograph.
Please note: All corral participants will meet at 7:15am in Forest Grove. All corral participants will be treated to lunch and be eligible for a corral award. Be advised that once your car is placed in the corral you won’t be able to get it out until late in the afternoon.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Germanpalozza, a festival celebrating German brand automobiles, returns to PIR for a second year. Registration for the full day track day and car show opens on June 1. For all the information including links to register go to: Germanpalooza 2019
The Second Annual Taste of Motorsports Festival is Sunday, June 30. Held at Portland International Raceway, this is an exclusive, limited space, Track Day and Car Display with a lavish nod to the foodie spirit of the region. VIP tickets offer a stunning assortment of the best gourmet food and drink that Oregon has to offer.
Tom and Stephanie are offering the ORPCA a discount on your tickets. Use the promotional code ORPCA when you register and you will receive 15% off the price of the ticket (click on promotional code at top right when you first go into the tickets options). All the information and a link to the web is here: Taste of Motorsports Festival. Track Day event has limited space remaining.
There are 2 opportunities this summer to see great racing and share your car with other car enthusiasts:
Porsche Corral at the Rose Cup Races, Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14
The 59th Annual Rose Cup Races heads for to PIR from Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14. Come and support PIR and the racing community and bring your Porsche to the Oregon PCA Corral. Your $90 Car Corral registration fee includes two 3-day admission tickets, special parking and a parade lap on Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you include the Oregon PCA club name when you register. Tickets can be purchased here: Rose Cup Races tickets
Porsche Corral at the 2019 Portland Speedtour Featuring SVRA and Trans Am: Saturday July 27 and Sunday, July 28
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.
Track Days with BMW Club
We have found the Tracks Days that the BMW club offers to be very well organized. The 2019 schedule at PIR is: July 18 and September 12. These are very popular, so be sure to sign up early: BMW Track Days
Note: These are not Oregon PCA sponsored events.
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