Peg Ryan

PEG RYAN, VICE-PRESIDENT

In 2014 I was considering retiring from Intel Corporation.  My husband, Eric, told me I could not retire unless I had a hobby.  I found a hobby – The Porsche Club.  But I then had to tell him that the only way this would work was if I bought a Porsche! We looked for a while at used 911s. We drove to Bend Oregon to the Porsche dealer there and met an amazing sales person, Jim Heinrich. We drove a used 911. It was nice, but we needed to discuss this. We went and had dinner and then stayed overnight. We decided it was not the car for me. Then I saw 2 new black Boxster Ss. They were almost exactly the same, sparkling black with tan interiors, except one was stick and one was PDK.  After much debate, we decided on the PDK.  The dealership paid for us to Join PCA and Jim told me to join the local club. He was part of the High Desert Region and he said it was a blast. 

I came back to Portland and immediately joined the local club! 

I began to get the email blasts and noticed there was a request for a webmaster. This went on for weeks, so I decided it was time to see if I could help. While I am a bit technical, I had never managed a web. I met with Joe McQueen and he convinced me I did not need to know HTML to manage the web! Joe gave me a crash course on our web tool and off I went. I was still working at the time and I felt like I could do a couple of hours a week. By 2015, I was managing the web. I retired officially in June 2016 after 25 years at Intel. I figured out in in late 2015, that the best way to manage the web was to go to the board meetings. I attended as many as I could. About a year later, Joe called me and asked me to be on the board as the Communications Director for 2017. There had never been such a position, so I was free to make it what I wanted. In July of 2017, I picked up the role of Secretary in addition to my communications work.

I started looking at where I could impact communications. I continued updating the web and making minor changes to it. I began helping with the Anzeiger and making sure there are good articles and pictures in it as well as editing it. Eventually, I took over the email blasts.  I also help with the end of year material that you get, reviewing the calendar and providing the membership directory information to be published. I also am now managing the Smugmug site that the club uses after Harold Klein decided to help with a new photoshop outside of Yellowstone!

In mid-2018, I had an idea that the web needed a major update.  I was talking with a new member, Heinz Holzapfel, at a social and dinner event and found out he was a retired VP of software engineering. I asked him if he would be interested in helping with web update.  He said yes! He had an incredible vision of what the web should look like. We started in October, 2018 and by May, 2019 we had a new web with all the features you have become accustom to!

This year, 2020, I am the new Vice President under Steve Miller. I am excited to learn about the managing of the club and all that entails. I will be looking to offload some of my work and eventually find someone to become the new Communications Director! Eric and I will continue to manage all most all of the events the club offers from Autocross to Arrive and Drives, Midweek Drives, Social and dinners, Tours and most everything else! We now have 3 Porsches (somehow, they multiplied), a Moonlight blue Cayenne GTS, a metallic black 911 C4S and a Sapphire Blue Boxster S (my Autocross car!). See you on the road or on the AX course!

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Larry Hannan

LARRY HANNAN, PAST-PRESIDENT

For my wife Cathy and me, the Porsche experience started with a trip to a car dealership in 2005 to look at a special edition of an Audi TT. Sitting on the show room floor along with the Audi was a Guards Red 1995 Porsche Carrera cabriolet. After taking both cars out for a test drive it was obvious which was the better car. I asked my wife which of the cars she preferred, and she pointed to the red Porsche. We took the Carrera home that day and joined PCA and ORPCA that same year.

Like a lot of new members, the first ORPCA event we attended was a Saturday arrive and drive. That was followed by a few Wednesday dinners and some more arrive and drives. In 2006 the Porsche Parade was in Portland and I volunteered to help. That really began our journey in the Porsche Club. Over the years we hosted Wednesday dinners, helped with events like the clubs 50th anniversary in 2009, the 911 50th anniversary at Skamania Lodge, car corrals at Concours d’Elegance in Forrest Grove and club tours. My involvement with ORPCA increased in 2015 when I was nominated to serve on the ORPCA Board of Directors and stepped up a bit more when I became President in 2017.

While involvement in the club is time consuming, the benefit is meeting and working with some amazing people, who own and drive some amazing cars.

In 2018 the benefit of meeting members worked out for us in a different way. With the commitment to attend events as President came a lot of driving. We decided that we didn’t want to add that many miles to the 95 Carrera. Maybe that was just an excuse to go looking for another car, but looking I went. The stars aligned because a car I had admired for a couple of years came up for sale. The car was ORPCA member Joe Kelly’s 2008 Porsche Design Edition Cayman S. Knowing Joe and how he maintained his cars made the purchase easy.

The year 2020 will mark our 15th anniversary with the Oregon Region of the Porsche Club of America. The purchase of a Porsche and joining ORPCA was a great decision. We are looking forward to many more years of playing with cars.

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Jeremy Williams

JEREMY WILLIAMS, OWNER MATRIX INTEGRATED (on the right)

Our shop had built and maintained a 2006 Carrera 2S for a client many years ago. It always was a favorite of ours; bright Speed Yellow, factory aero body kit, tasteful modifications, kept impeccably clean. He started a growing family and thus needed a sports sedan, so we ended up purchasing it from him for use as a “shop Porsche.” We frequently use this magnificent car at ORPCA driving events. The co-pilot looking out of the passenger window is my dog Boo, our Canine Greeter Extraordinaire (boo@matrixintegrated.cc). He loves ORPCA arrive & drives, and has learned to lean into the corners before I even turn the steering wheel!

Since then I have driven lots of Porsches, but still not enough 😊

My current ride is a 2012 Cayenne Turbo; modified for both on-pavement and off-pavement. While I do have favorite roads, I actually prefer taking my Cayenne where there aren’t many discernable roads.

My favorite Porsche Story: Growing up as teen in the late ‘80s and early 90’s, I had posters on my walls of slantnose Porsche’s and whaletail Porsche’s – dream cars. I distinctly remember “the” Porsche which set the stage for me; I was 14 and my younger brother Justin and I were talking a walk in our neighborhood with our dad. We happened upon a Guards Red 80’s slantnose 911 Cabriolet. It was gleaming in the sun, and our dad’s favorite car color was any shade of bright red, so it definitely left an impression on all of us. We ran home to get his Nikon film camera (remember those?) and took a picture of it. I still have the picture. Our dad later purchased a new Guards Red Boxster S, most likely with the 80’s slantnose in the back of his mind due to the Boxster’s side grilles.

Jeremy joined PCA in April 2010 and ORPCA in March 2012. Since then he got actively engaged in the club in multiple roles: Scholarships & Grants Committee Member, Technical Editor (He still manages and contributes to the Tech Blog on the ORPCA web page), and he started and is leading the growing SUV Group.

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Gary Koppang

Gary Koppang, HISTORIAN

After returning from three years in SouthEast Asia courtesy of Uncle Sam, my first car was a 1971 Datsun 510. I later sold that boxy sedan when offered a 1973 BMW 2002. For those of you not old enough to remember racing back then, these were two of the three hot cars in the Under 2.5 class of the Trans-Am series in the late sixties and early seventies, the other being an Alfa Romeo GTV. In 1978 I traded the Bimmer straight across for a 1964 Porsche 356 SC. Those first two cars had around 110 bhp so going to the Porsche’s 95 hp wasn’t that noticeable. More than that they were sedans not sports cars. And, by God, it was a Porsche. A Porsche sports car. Not bad for a poor college student.

As you can see it was black with a red interior. Back then I didn’t join the PCA. Instead, I became a member of the 356 Registry because I thought they would have more model specific information. 

It wasn’t until 1998 that Theresa and I  joined the PCA after purchasing a ten year old 911, the one with the G50 tranny. This time it was Guards Red with a black interior; just the opposite of my first Porsche. Living in the Seattle metro area I also joined the Pacific NW Region. Since then I’ve had an Ocean Blue 1999 996. Currently, Theresa and I have a 2009 997.2 Carrera S in Carrara White with a dark blue leather inside.

Upon relocating to Portland, we joined the Oregon Region in 2009. I first became involved in 2015 when Past President  Joe McQueen called for volunteers for the newly formed  effort to assist automotive service students. Later that year I became Chair of the Scholarship & Grants Committee.

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Lori Brown

LORI BROWN, MARKETING DIRECTOR

Porsches have been a part of my life since my early 20’s. I grew up going to the races at PIR and while watching all the excitement on the track I decided I needed to have a sports car of my own. At 23 I used the proceeds from my Toyota Celica as a down payment for my first Porsche, a guards red 1978 911 SC Targa. In 1985 I sold it and bought a new guards red Carrera Targa and then in 1987 I sold it and bought a white 1979 911 SC. Just driving on the streets of Portland didn’t cure my need for speed though so I took racing school at PIR as well as the Jim Russell racing school at Laguna Seca and raced SCCA (an ASR class, Lola) and won second overall my rookie year – back in those days I was the only ‘girl’ in the field. I enjoyed racing until work took me to Silicon Valley in 1987. I still have my 911 and with 190k miles on the original engine, it’s in beautiful shape and it will go to my grave with me!

It’s wonderful being a part of the ORPCA Board and as the Marketing Director I have the opportunity to host the Porsche Corrals at the Rose Cup and Vintage PIR races, manage our presence at the International car show at the Convention Center and manage our marketing partners/sponsors. I am always looking for volunteers to help with the Corrals and car show so please let me know if you want to join in the fun!

 I am a Lake Oswego resident and aside from cars, I’ve been an international sales/marketing executive and business owner in the high tech industry for many years. I am currently the Executive Director for the NW with AUVSI, the largest Commercial Unmanned Systems organization and own a Drone consulting and services business.

Lori joined PCA in March 2015 and joined ORPCA in February 2016.

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2019 October SUV Group Tour – SUVs and Schnitzels

Summary:

The drive starts in Oregon City, from there to Redwoods, Viola and Estacada. At Estecada we start the drive on Hwy 224 along the beautiful Clackamas River, after a rest stop at the Ripplebrook Ranger Station we continue on NF-46 to Breitenbush and then reach Detroit Lake for a second rest stop at the Ranger Station. The final leg of the tour leads us to Salem and on to Keizer where we end the drive at the Bargarten Restaurant for greta German food.

Original Date:

10/26/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Shari’s Cafe and Pies
1926 McLoughlin Blvd
Oregon City, OR 97045

Destination:

1st Rest Stop:
Ripplebrook Camp Store
59870 Clackamas Hwy
Estacada, OR 97023

2nd Rest Stop:
Detroit Ranger Station
44125 N Santiam Hwy
Detroit OR, 97360

Lunch Stop:
Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus
6045 Keizer Station Blvd
Keizer, OR 97303

Tour Distance:

~144 Miles (60 Miles + 29 Miles + 55 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Oregon City and Return Drive from Keizer

Driving Time:

~3 3/4 hours 

Google Maps:

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Scenic App:

SUVs and Schnitzels to Bargarten

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2019 October Arrive & Drive to Sweet Home
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2019 October Arrive & Drive to Sweet Home

Summary:

The drive starts at the End of Oregon Trail in Oregon City and leads south through the Willamette Valley for a Rest Stop at the Silver Falls State Park. From there the route leads into Lane County, over the Shimanek Covered Bridge to Sweet Home for Lunch.

Tour Document:

10/12/19 Arrive and Drive to Sweet Home

Original Date:

10/12/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

End of the Oregon Trail, Parking Lot
1726 Washington St,
Oregon City, OR 97045

Destination:

Rest Stop:
Silver Falls State Park
20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE,
Sublimity, OR 97385

Lunch Stop:
Skyline Inn
2425 Main St.,
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Tour Distance:

~114 Miles (62 Miles + 52 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Oregon City and Return Drive from Sweet Home

Driving Time:

~3 hours 

Google Maps:

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Scenic App:

October 2019 Arrive & Drive

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2019 October Casual Midweek Drive Mt. Hood

Summary:

The drive starts at the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area in Troutdale on the west side of Mount Hood. We drive along the Sandy River on the Old Columbia Highway, then wind our way over to Hwy 26 for a rest stop in Government Camp on the south side of Mount Hood. We then leave toward Hood River and soon turn onto a narrow National Forest Road for a wide loop that leads us back to Hwy 26, which we then follow down to Welches for Lunch at the Rendezvous Grill.

Original Date:

10/10/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site
1 Jordan Rd,
Troutdale, OR 97060

Destination:

Rest Stop:
Government Camp Rest Area
Milepost 54, Mt Hood Hwy,
Government Camp, OR 97028

Lunch Stop:
Rendezvous Grill
67149 US-26,
Welches, OR 97067

Tour Distance:

~98 Miles (50 Miles + 48 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Troutdale and Return Drive from Welches

Driving Time:

~2 1/2 hours 

Google Maps:

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Scenic App:

October 2019 Midweek Casual Drive

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2019 September Casual Midweek Drive McMinnville

Summary:

The drive starts at Parking Lot of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The first leg of the tour leads us into the Eola Hills are, through Amity to Sheridan and then back to McMinnville for a rest stop at the Discovery Meadows Community Park. From there we head north on backroads to Yamhill, and in a wide double loop through the wine country back to McMinnville for lunch at Mazatlan.

Original Date:

9/24/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, OR 97128

Destination:

Rest Stop:
Discovery Meadows Community Park
1300 SW Cypress Ln
McMinnvile, OR 97128

Lunch Stop:
Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
2714 OR-99W, McMinnville, OR 97128

Tour Distance:

~91 Miles (45 Miles + 46 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in McMinnville and Return Drive from McMinnville

Driving Time:

~3 hours 

Google Maps:

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September 2019 Midweek Drive McMinnville

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2019 September Arrive and Drive Eola Hills

Summary:

The drive starts at Shari’s in Wilsonville. From there after a short drive south on I5, head towards Newberg along the Willamette River, drive around Newberg towards Dayton for a first rest stop. From there a loop through Amity Hills to a second rest stop close to Hopewell. The third leg loops through the southern Eola Hills to Bethel and from there to McMinnville for lunch.

Original Date:

9/14/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Sharis Café & Pies (East Parking Lot)
29690 SW Town Center Loop W,
Wilsonville, OR

Destination:

1st Rest Stop:
Dayton Courthouse Square Park

2nd Rest Stop:
Dayton Courthouse Square Park

Lunch Stop:
McMinnville, NE 3rd St
Restaurant Recommendations:

*Golden Valley Brewery – 980 NE 4th St. – (503-472-2739) – Oft visited Pub on previous A&Ds
*GEM Creole Saloon – 236 NE 3rd St – (503) 883-9194 – Gumbo, Blues and Beer
Harvest Fresh Grocery and Deli – 251 N 3rd St. – (503) 472-5740 – Build your own Lunch. In or Out?
*La Rambla – 238 NE 3rd St – (503) 435-2126 – Spanish tapas and a large wine list
*Pura Vida Cocina – 313 NE 3rd St. –  (503) 687-2020 – Great Latin Food, Surrealistic Art 
*McMenamins – 310 NE Evans St. – (503) 472-8427 –  You know it. You love it. Check the Rooftop.
Thai Country Restaurant – 707 NE 3rd St. – (503) 434-1300 – Curries, rice and noodles
The Sage – 406 NE 3rd St. – (503) 472-4445 – Soup du Jour and Sandwiches on fresh baked bread

Tour Distance:

~92 Miles (26 Miles + 23 Miles + 42 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Wilsonville and Return Drive from McMinnville

Driving Time:

~3 hours 

Scenic App:

Eola Hills $ Heartland Tour

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