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Club Calendar, News and Recent Events

Upcoming Events

Sun 30

ORPCA Tours Class – January 30

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 09
Feb 16

February Dinner Gathering

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 09
Mar 16

March Dinner Gathering

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 20

Autocross #1

March 20 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mar 26

March SUV Drive

March 26

ORPCA News - Updated January 19, 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, January 19 at the downtown Old Spaghetti Factory. The registration opens Wednesday, December 8 at 5:00pm. 
Please contact [email protected] if you need to cancel or need more information.

NOTE:  We have added a Zoom meeting from 8:00pm – 9:00pm so you can see the introduction of the new Board of Directors and the Volunteer Awards. If you want to join, please send Heinz Holzapfel an email at [email protected]  Please identify that you want to attend the Jan 19 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Zoom Meeting. 

The Social Committee has met and if off and running. Co-Leads are Sylvia Nessan and Judi Jennings.  Anh Le, Mike Roy and Julie Madrid have volunteered to help on the committee.  Thank you to all of these volunteers for being willing to do this. 

We are hoping to expand the locations for dinners to areas outside of the usual Portland metro locations including Vancouver or Camus areas in Washington and more southeast/south areas. Outdoor venues with heaters are preferred. If you have some ideas about locations, or if you like to host an event, please reach out to [email protected]

Many of you volunteer to help us last year and we thank you very much.  Here are some areas that need volunteers in 2022:

Web Volunteer Opportunities
This volunteer opportunity is part of the Web Committee and under the Vice President & Webmaster.  Please contact Heinz at [email protected] if you can help us.
Web Maintenance This person is responsible for the weekly / monthly / yearly maintenance of the front-end of the ORPCA website. It is estimated that this role would take about 3 hours per week (maybe less as you get used to the tools). Training will be provided. Basic computer skills are sufficient.
Tasks include:

  • Weekly: Past-Events images and link uploads
  • Monthly: Anzeiger and Panorama uploads, Maintenance of online Anzeiger archive
  • Yearly: Creation of featured images for events

Communications 
Weekly Member Newsletter
Anzeiger Newsletter Editor
Descriptions of each of these opportunities are available. Please contact Peg Ryan at [email protected] for descriptions and let her know if can donate some of your time to help with these. 

Simulation Racing
Have you participated in any PCA SIM racing?  Would you like to start an Oregon Region Group?  Check out the information on PCA at: PCA SIM Racing.  If you are willing to see what it would take to start a region group, contact Peg Ryan at [email protected] 

Technical Articles
We would like to add some more technical articles into our monthly Anzeiger newsletter.  Have you recently experienced something that had to be fixed on your Porsche that you could share with other members? If you are willing to share, contact Peg Ryan at [email protected] 

The Portland Auto Show is on and the Oregon Region PCA has been invited to participate again! We are looking for volunteers to display their cars at the show. We have been offered 5-7 spaces.  We also need volunteers to do booth duty during the show times. Please contact Tom Floyd at [email protected] if you can participate. 

The current guidelines only include mask mandates and vaccine mandates. 

Please note: There are not mandates for the number of people in a restaurant and the restaurant is allowed to fill all their tables. If you noticed more people in restaurants – this is why!  
The current guidelines as they apply to Oregon Region PCA are posted here: Covid-19 Guidance 11_23_2021

Recent Event Photos

Holiday Party 12/4/21
Brother's Collection and Picnic 11/7/21
Quarterly Mixer 10/24/21
Casual Midweek Drive 10/20/21
November Dinner 11/7/21
AX Awards Dinner 10/24/21
SUV Drive 10/23/21
Arrive and Drive 10/9/21

Upcoming Events

Sun 30

ORPCA Tours Class – January 30

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 09
Feb 16

February Dinner Gathering

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 09

ORPCA News - Updated November 5, 2021

This event is almost full.  If there are no openings when you go to register, please email the social committee to get on the waitlist:  [email protected]

Join our hosts Anh Le and Carlos Santayana on Wednesday, November 17, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for dinner at The Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill, in Tigard. The Thirsty Lion is in the business of creating a place where friends and family can come together, celebrate life, and enjoy scratch-made food, along with great beers, craft cocktails, and wine. 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 30 of us. You may order individually from the menu and pay with cash or credit card.

Registration is open here: November Dinner Gathering.

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 our collection.

The November Board meeting will be a virtual board meeting.  It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30pm. If you want to join, please send Peg Ryan an email at [email protected] 

The Oregon Region Porsche Club has collected toys for many years. We collect at the Holiday party. Last year we started collecting at Heckmann & Thiemann Motors and Matrix Integrated.  If are not attending the Holiday Party, please bring an unwrapped toy as a donation to the any of these 3 locations: 
Heckmann and Thiemann: 3220 SE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 
Matrix Downtown: 4000 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR
Matrix Westside:  12930 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 
Look for the Toys for Tots box!
We’ll gather them after all and add to our collection.

NEW: We have added another location for our Toys for Tots Collection:
Last day to contribute is at the Taste of Motorsports Cars and Coffee on December 11 from 9:00 -11:00am in the Peterkort Towne Square off of Barnes Rd. Near the Sunrise Bagels.
Bring your Porsche and a toy!

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

The current guidelines only include mask mandates and vaccine mandates. 

Please note: There are not mandates for the number of people in a restaurant and the restaurant is allowed to fill all their tables. If you noticed more people in restaurants – this is why!  
The current guidelines as they apply to Oregon Region PCA are posted here: Oregon-PCA-COVID-Guidance as of 10_28.pdf

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 [email protected] 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

Holiday Party 12/4/21
November Dinner Gathering 11/7/21
Brother's Collection and Picnic 11/7/21
AX Awards Dinner 10/24/21

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For over 60 years, the Porsche Club of America has been dedicated to enhancing the Porsche ownership experience. No matter what your interest – social, technical, or competitive – PCA has something to offer every Porsche owner. We know the unbridled joy that owning a Porsche can provide, and we’ve built a community around that very feeling. With over 110,000 members, PCA is the largest single-marque car club in the world. Check out the Benefits of a PCA Membership!

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No matter where you call home, there is a PCA Region near you. Arranged into 14 Zones, there are 145 local Regions across the United States and Canada. The Oregon Region is part of Zone 6. Zone 6 is made up of 10 Porsche Club of America Regions covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia and Western Canada.

“Fueling the passions of NW Oregon & SW Washington Porsche owners”

The Porsche Club of America, Oregon Region (ORPCA) offers over 100 events per year to drive, socialize, learn and have fun with fellow club members. We celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2020.

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996tt Hollow Spoke Wheels 

For Sale: 996tt Hollow Spoke Wheels – $750 obo. Excellent condition genuine hollow spokes. Original finish, no curb rash or repairs ever. Bought from a Porsche dealer as take-offs from a new turbo many years ago. Used on my 993tt for around 15k miles. Verified straight when tires were removed. 8”x18” ET50 front, 11”x18” ET45 rear. A patient person should be able to sell them for a lot more. I

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ORPCA Classifieds

996tt Hollow Spoke Wheels 

For Sale: 996tt Hollow Spoke Wheels – $750 obo. Excellent condition genuine hollow spokes. Original finish, no curb rash or repairs ever. Bought from a Porsche dealer as take-offs from a new turbo many years ago. Used on my 993tt for around 15k miles. Verified straight when tires were removed. 8”x18” ET50 front, 11”x18” ET45 rear. A patient person should be able to sell them for a lot more. I

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Tech Blog Posts

Have You Seen My Keys?

Have You Seen My Keys? As we all get older, we’re probably often asking this question of our spouses, our partners, our kids, our pets, maybe even ourselves (it’s still ok to talk to yourself!). But in this tech article I’m not talking about car keys. Instead, I’m discussing your wheel lock key. Wheel locks and a coordinating wheel lock key?  I have those?  Most likely you do, all depending on

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Oil Leaks into The Great Abyss

Oil leaks on an air-cooled Porsche. ORPCA was presented with a recent technical question: “I just had my Porsche in for servicing and was told my engine is leaking oil. But I’m not seeing any spots on the ground. Can you explain?” Depending on the Porsche model, the origin of an oil leak, as well as its severity, we find that oil can travel many different paths towards the ground,

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Winter Tires Are For Which Season?

We’re well into spring now, but out of convenience, are you still driving around on your “winter” tires? There are numerous reasons why this is more dangerous than you might think, and why you should immediately have them swapped for your non-winter tires. Open Road Auto Group put together an informative article on this subject. A few key notes: #1 Winter tires have been specifically engineered to have much softer

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Here’s how the 2020 Porsche Taycan is made

The Taycan is Porsche’s first production electric car, and while the underlying technology may be different from the Porsches that came before, the Taycan is still assembled in a factory just like any other car. This detailed look (it’s nearly 30 minutes of raw footage) at the Taycan assembly line in Zuffenhausen, Germany, shows that, while some steps in the process are different, the Taycan is put together in much

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Tech Blog Posts

Have You Seen My Keys?

Have You Seen My Keys? As we all get older, we’re probably often asking this question of our spouses, our partners, our kids, our pets, maybe even ourselves (it’s still ok to talk to yourself!). But in this tech article I’m not talking about car keys. Instead, I’m discussing your wheel lock key. Wheel locks and a coordinating wheel lock key?  I have those?  Most likely you do, all depending on

Read More »
Oil Leaks into The Great Abyss

Oil leaks on an air-cooled Porsche. ORPCA was presented with a recent technical question: “I just had my Porsche in for servicing and was told my engine is leaking oil. But I’m not seeing any spots on the ground. Can you explain?” Depending on the Porsche model, the origin of an oil leak, as well as its severity, we find that oil can travel many different paths towards the ground,

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