September 18 Announcements - Updated Weekly on Wednesdays

The September Midweek Casual Drive is Tuesday, September 24th.

We will meet at 9:00am at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville). We will sign insurance waivers, have a participant meeting at 9:15 and depart promptly at 9:30 am. Check your tire pressure and fuel up before you arrive. We go rain or shine Navigator not needed, but encouraged.

Please RSVP to Steve Bledsoe at or (503)437-3029 by September 23rd if you plan to attend so he can print enough route instructions.  Also, let him know if you plan to have lunch with the group and how many people so he can advise the restaurant.

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

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:

Racing suspension setup and brakes
How are 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. Please RSVP.

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).

The October Midweek Casual Drive is Tuesday, October 8.  We well meet at 9:00AM at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site (1 Jordan Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060).  Take Exit 18 on Interstate 84 and proceed South approximately ½ mile to the State Recreation Site parking lot.  We will sign insurance waivers, have a participant meeting at 9:15AM and depart promptly at 9:30AM. Drive distance is about 100 miles in the Mt. Hood area and will have lunch in Welches, OR. 

Please RSVP Ted Ciochon at by October 4th if you plan to attend.

The last of our Arrive and Drives for 2019 is Saturday, October 12.

To attend, bring your favorite Porsche (with plenty of fuel) and ideally, a navigator to our start location no later than 9:00am, the drivers’ meeting takes place at 9:15am. 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 9:30am. Please RSVP to Neil D’Autremont at if you plan to attend. Preliminary meeting point is The End of The Oregon Trail parking lot in Oregon City. Please check our event site for updates.

Wednesday, October 16 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The October Social will be hosted by Phyllis and Ed Thiemann at:
Mt Hood Brewing Co. Tilikum Station:
401 SE Caruthers Street
Portland, Oregon 97214

RSVPs will open on September 18. All the information is here: October Social and Dinner

Neil d’Autremont, from Sidedraught City has organized our Fall Garage Collection Tour. One of the finest local collections is the Ron Tonkin collection! This is a self guided tour with our host Art Smith, curator and former general manager of Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. We have to cap the attendees at 25 for this event so you will need to sign up quickly. Also, because of its location in SE Portland, we will only share the address with the actual attendees and ask that everyone show up promptly at 10:30 so that the doors remain closed. There is no charge for this event.

This is a fantastic collection that Mr. Tonkin acquired over the many years he was the Ferrari dealer in Portland. Mr. Tonkin was one of the few collectors to have a 288GTO, F40, F50, Enzo stable. Pictures are allowed for personal use only and no social media posts will be allowed for security and safety purposes.

Neil will be present to act as a host for the Club. If you have any questions, please contact Neil at: or 503-548-6334.

Sunday, October 20, 2-5pm

Join us for some food and drink at our next Quarterly Mixer on Sunday, October  20, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm at Boring Winery and Tap room, located at 29300 SE Haley Rd, Boring, OR 97009.

You do not have to register! Just show up. These are no-host events with food and drinks available to purchase. This place is kid and pet friendly!

Upcoming Events

Tue 24

Midweek Casual Drive – September

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 28

Tech Session: Car Detailing

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 29

Adopt a Road – In Memory of Marlene Ellis MacEwan

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 05

Tech Session: AR Auto Service

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 06

Autocross #8

October 6 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 08

Midweek Casual Drive – October

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 09

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting – October

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 12

Arrive and Drive – October 12

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oct 16

Monthly Social and Dinner – October

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 19

Garage Visit – Ron Tonkin Collection

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 20

Q4 Mixer – Please Join us on Sunday, October 20

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 13

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting – November

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 20

Monthly Social and Dinner – November

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 07

2019 Holiday Party – Save the Date

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dec 11

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting – December

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Autocross #6 8-18-19
Summer Tour and Picnic 8-11-19
GermanPalooza 8-3-19
Cars and Coffee - Porsche Day 7-27-19
Midweek Drive 7-23-19
Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance 7-21-19
Autocross #5 7-21-19
Monthly Social and Dinner 7-17-19
SUV Group Hike and Lunch 7-13-19
Porsche Coral at Rose Cup 7-12-19
Arrive and Drive 7-6-19
Zone 6 Grand Tour June 2019
NW Passage June 2019
AX #4 6-16-19
Arrive and Drive 6-8-19

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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.

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