ORPCA Events Calendar

ORPCA events are geared for motoring, technical, and the social aspects of Porsche ownership. Come join us for Porsche fun and adventure.

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Tech Session - Paint Recovery and Detailing Skills

October 1, 2016, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join us at Millerdale just south of Oregon City off Hwy 213 for another tech session.
Come see Jim Hill, ORPCA member, demonstrate his paint recovery and detailing skills. This will be a chance for hands on experience with cleaners, compounds, and waxes to make your Porsche shine. You will see, first hand, how easy it is to do it yourself!
Chili dogs and beverages will be served.

When: Saturday, October 1
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Where: 13493 S Carus Road, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Please RSVP to: Steve Miller, Membership Chair at membership@oregonpca.org so he will know how much Chili to make!!

Arrive and Drive - 5th Annual Sausage Run Plus Optional Tour to Dufur

October 8, 2016 - October 10, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arrive and Drive - 5th Annual Sausage Run Plus Optional Tour to Dufur

The 5th Annual Sausage Run with lunch in Mt. Angel at the Glockenspiel Plus “Links” …This is October so think “Oktoberfest!” – sausages, schnitzel, and beer….   Ja!

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide club members enjoyable driving experiences in their Porsches. We are adding to the October Arrive and Drive “Sausage Run” by including an optional 2 night stay at the historic Balch Hotel in Dufur, Oregon. The plan is that all club members can enjoy participation in the October Sausage Run, and after lunch, the 18 cars that have signed up for the overnight extension will depart for Dufur.

Arrive and Drive – 5th Annual Sausage Run, October 8, 8:45am

Notice: This year the Arrive and Drive Sausage Run will start at The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR. Please arrive no later than 8:45am. Driver’s meeting takes place 9:00am. Depending on the group size we will break into 2 groups rather than doing one long convoy. The first group will depart at around 9:15am, the second group at 9:30am. Lunch will be in Mt. Angel at the Glockenspiel.
There is no fee for the morning Arrive and Drive to Mt. Angel.

Dufur “Links” Tour – October 8-9/10 – Still Time to Sign Up

Our tour will run Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9 with an optional drive on Monday October 10 for those who stay both days. The “Links” Tour will leave from Mt. Angel immediately after the Arrive and Drive lunch. The route to Dufur will be two-lane, paved, country/forest roads taking about 2 ½ hrs. We are staying at the Balch Hotel in Dufur.

Saturday evening there will be a barbeque and Sunday evening will include an appetizer selection with our no-host wine party. We will finalize the costs and details for these 2 meals by September.

On Sunday we will make our way to Oregon Raceway Park for a few parade laps in both directions, and then on to The Dalles for lunch at a brewpub. After lunch we’ll find our way back to the Balch Hotel for appetizers and wine.

The hotel only has 18 rooms so the “Link” extension is limited to 18 cars, so far we have 10 rooms remaining. Fun drives have been designed for Sunday and Monday. Those that cannot stay over to Monday can depart from our lunch stop on Sunday, however, those that can stay Sunday night will be treated to more of Oregon’s scenic roads. The routes are designed for your driving enjoyment and patterned after Joe Kelly’s mid-week casual drives.

Monday we will have a fun drive through Bakeoven, Shaniko, and Antelope eventually getting to Madras where you will decide on continuing to Sisters for lunch or splitting off on OR26 to Portland.

Registration for the Dufur “Links” Tour:
Checkout the Balch Hotel website at www.balchhotel.com; Please note you cannot make reservations using the website. You must call the hotel (541-467-2277). Let them know that you are with the Porsche Club and make your reservations. Please don’t wait!. Let Joe Kelly know that you have made reservations. (joekelly@earthlink.net or cell phone 562-587-3090, home 503-285-1658).

This is the last ORPCA organized drive of the season – Enjoy it!


Tire Rack Street Survival - Teen Defensive Driving Class

October 9, 2016

Teen survival


WHAT: Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Defensive Driving Class
WHERE: Portland International Raceway
WHEN: Sunday October 9, 2016

The leading killer of American teenagers is motor vehicle crashes; for teens aged 16 to 19, 40% of total fatalities in that age bracket stem from driving accidents. Tire Rack Street Survival®, a national driver education program in its eighth year in Oregon, teaches young drivers the skills they need to help them stay alive behind the wheel.

The Street Survival program provides students with valuable skills to improve their abilities to respond to a driving emergency. This class is 100% focused on teaching young drivers car control techniques for safer street driving. The class is held at PIR’s large parking paddock — not on the race track. Parents are welcome to observe the drills and listen to the classroom instructor.

Due to the generous sponsorship of the Tire Rack, the SCCA Foundation, the BMW Club of America Foundation, Porsche Club, Enterprise Rental Car, and Michelin Tires – along with local Oregon and Washington racing community volunteers – the total out of pocket cost per student is only $75!

Licensed drivers age 16 – 24 are eligible to participate. Students must supply their own vehicle in safe, running condition, along with proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license. 15 ½ year old students with valid learning permits and a minimum of 6 months driving experience are also eligible to participate. Note: due to insurance regulations, SUV’s, vans, and trucks participating in this program must be equipped with electronic stability control or have NHTSA 3 Star or better rollover rating.

For more information and to sign up, please visit Street Survival at the Street Survival web site and click on the Portland International Raceway Option for October 9. Classes have been filling up earlier and earlier each year, so please sign up soon. We are already 50% filled up (as of the beginning of March) for this October event.

Contact: Jim Weidenbaum, Oregon Region SCCA, Street Survival Chair,
Oregon Region PCA member; 503.367.4789 streetsurvivalpdx@hotmail.com

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting - October

October 12, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting - October

All members welcome!

Time: 6:00 pm Dinner – 6:30 pm meeting


Dang’s Thai Kitchen
670 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

October "Casual Drive" - Updated

October 18, 2016, 9:00 am

The October “casual drive” is set for Tuesday October 18. This will be the last casual drive of the season so please join us if you can. No navigator is necessary. This casual mid-week drive route is about 80 miles and will conclude at a lunch stop that is next to our starting point. These drives are intended to exercise your car while enjoying a casual drive through some beautiful Oregon countryside. We will meet at the Fred Meyer’s northern parking lot: 22075 NW Imbrie Drive, Hillsboro. (South of Highway 26 and West of Cornelius Pass). We meet around 9:00 and depart at 9:30 sharp. We go rain or shine. Please RSVP to Joe Kelly so he can get a car count. Email: joekelly@earthlink.net (Home phone is 503-285-1658 or on his Cell 562-587-3090).

Monthly Social and Dinner – October

October 19, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland Oregon

Hosted by John and Shary Brams

Social Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner Hour: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Menu will be a buffet including Minestrone soup, Caesar salad, Meat Ravioli, Penne Primavera, Herb Roasted Chicken, Focaccia bread and coffee/tea or soft drink. A full bar is available.

Cost is $26 per person (not including alcohol) – please bring money to pay at the door (cash or check).

We have room for about 80 people – Please RSVP by Saturday, October 15th to socialevents@oregonpca.org


ORPCA 2016 Autocross Awards Banquet

October 23, 2016, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Please join your fellow competitors and friends for the 2016 ORPCA Autocross Awards Banquet, Sunday October 23, at Ernesto’s Italian restaurant. This event will be open to all 2016 ORPCA Autocross participants (both Porsche and non-Porsche) and their families. You need to have participated in at least one ORPCA Autocross event this year to attend. We will have door prizes, a catered Italian buffet dinner, and an awards presentation for all of the Autocross classes.
To attend this catered Autocross Awards Banquet please go to Autocross Awards Banquet. Register for the Ernesto’s event.
Please note there is a nominal fee of $10/pp to register for this event and we have a limit of 55 people, so don’t delay.
Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant
8544 SW Apple Way Portland 97225 www.ernestositalian.com
Social time 4:30pm – 5:00pm Dinner/Awards 5:00pm – 7:00pm

John Horsman’s 917 “Show & Tell”

October 29, 2016, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This is your very rare opportunity to meet and hear John Horsman, a person who was deeply involved in the golden age of endurance and sports car racing. John will be reunited with the Gulf-Porsche 917 that the JWA-Gulf team raced in 1970 and 1971.

See one of the most original Porsche 917’s that raced at the 1970 Le Mans, and Spa circuits, and in the 1971 Daytona & Monza as well as the 1971 Zeltweg & Watkins Glen circuits. This special event is brought to you by the Pacific Northwest Region Porsche Club of America.

This event is being held at:
Chris’s German Auto Service
9107 151st Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052

Attendance is limited, cost is $25.00 per person – This event is filling up quickly.

To Register and Pre-Pay go to Motorsportsreg
Type in… 917
Click on… Search
Click on… 917 “Show & Tell”
Read… 917 Event Info
Register & Pre-Pay

This is a Lake Washington Institute of Technology Charity Event

Link to the flyer: John Horsman 917 “Show and Tell”

More on John Horsman:
After military service in the RAF and studying engineering at Cambridge, John Horsman had a long and successful career in motorsports. He started as an apprentice to the legendary John Wyer at Aston Martin in 1959. He followed John Wyer to Ford’s Advanced Vehicles program in 1964 and worked on the development of the GT40, including supervising the production of the GT40 street cars. In 1967 he became the chief engineer for the JW Automotive racing team under Wyer. This famous sports car team ran both the iconic Gulf GT-40 and Porsche 917 racing programs. With Gulf sponsorship, the team developed their own line of Mirage sports racing cars and also campaigned the GT40, winning at Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. In 1970 and ’71, the JWA-Gulf team ran Porsche’s factory race team with the 917. John’s re-work of the tail on the 917K was instrumental in making the 917 one of the greatest race cars in history. When JWAE evolved into Gulf Research Racing, John become the team principal, team manager and chief engineer. He wore all three hats for the Mirage program from 1972 through 1975 (winning Le Mans again in ’75). In the late Seventies, John worked with Harley Cluxton’s GTC team as they continued running the Mirage-based cars at Le Mans.

2016 ORPCA/PCA Members Day Autocross #9 - PIR South Pits

October 30, 2016, 6:30 am


Autocross (also called “Solo”) is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on a sealed surface. It is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation.

Autocross #9 will be Sunday 2015 ax-5 the grid mark 7-19October 30, 2016 in the South Pits at Portland International Raceway (PIR). This event marks the end of our Autocross Season.

For this reason we are offering to our ORPCA/PCA members a day of autocrossing. The cost of this event to our members is…free but we still need for you to pre-register. Click HERE for directions on how to pre-register then go to our Registration page and get online with AXWare Systems by clicking HERE.

Bring your family along. Young adults ages 16 and above only need a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a parental waiver signed by a parent or guardian. These forms are available and can be filled out at the track.

We will have instructors2015 ax-6 pir south paddock ryan 8-23 and loaner helmets available.

Gates open at 6:30 am, Everyone must check-in at the Registration desk. Registration is open 7:15 am to 8:15 am, Drivers Meeting at 8:30 am and first car out around 9:00 am.

ALL drivers including pre-registered participants must check in with registration for car number verification, waivers, work assignment, and run group.

Pre-registration is limited to ORPCA/PCA members and guests. Pre-registration for ORPCA/PCA members opened January 22, 2016. Pre-registration for non-members is closed. Pre-registration for Autocross #9 closes Thursday October 272015 ax-6 pir south paddock eric 8-23, 2016.

For all our registration details including how to pre-register click HERE See our Rules & Regulations page for updated information on car classing, tech requirements, and regulation changes by clicking HERE

The only thing you need to do now is to pre-register prior to Autocross #9 pre-registration closes Thursday October 27, 2016.




ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting - November

November 9, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting - November

All members welcome!

Time: 6:00 pm Dinner – 6:30 pm meeting


Dang’s Thai Kitchen
670 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Monthly Social and Dinner – November

November 16, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

J Willy’s Public House and Eatery
1717 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn
Hosted by Eric and Julie Underwood

Social Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner Hour: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $35 per person, cash at the door, includes a ticket for one adult beverage on the house. You can run a separate bar tab for drinks after that.
Dinner is a buffet including: Veggie Platter, Green Salad, Coleslaw, Ribs, Chicken Marsala, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Max attendance is 50 people

Please RSVP to socialevents@oregonpca.org by Monday November 14.

Click here to check out J Willy’s web site

2016 Holiday Party - Sunday, December 4

December 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

2016 Holiday Party - Sunday, December 4

We have a new Venue!  Riverside Golf and Country Club
8105 Northeast 33rd Drive
Portland, Oregon 97211

5:00 No-host Bar Opens
5:30-6:30 No-host Cocktails and Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:00 Introduction of Outgoing Board Members and Door Prizes
8:00-11:00 Dancing to The Design Band!!
Please join fellow club members for an elegant setting, socializing and scrumptious dinner, and dancing to the Design Band (from Parade and the 50th)

The cost: $60.00 per person
Registration is NOW OPEN at Holiday Party Registration on Motorsportreg.com (Note: Go to the bottom of the page and click the green continue button)
(Maximum attendance is 200)
We sell out quickly so please RSVP early!

**NOTE: A quiet spot will be available for attendees to go outside of the banquet room when the music starts. All attendees will have dinner in the banquet room.

Please thank your Board of Directors for subsidizing this year’s party again.

Please tell your friends and fellow members to join you for a fabulous evening!

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting - December

December 14, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ORPCA Board of Directors Meeting - December

All members welcome!

Time: 6:00 pm Dinner – 6:30 pm meeting


Dang’s Thai Kitchen
670 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034