WEEKLY ORPCA NEWSLETTER

Updated April 17, 2024

The 2nd Autocross of the season will be on Sunday, April 28.  This event will be held in the South Pits at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Registration is limited to 60 participants.  For complete information and to register go to: Autocross #2 on Motorsportsreg.com. Registration closes on Friday, April 26.
For general information on Oregon PCA Autocross please go to: ORPCA Autocross.
Note: Autocross #3 is the following Sunday, May 5.  Please register here: Autocross #3.

This is a casual drive starting in Wilsonville, traveling through Marquam and Yoder. We will wind our way through Silver Falls State Park and into Stayton’s Pioneer Park for a restroom break and a short walk to the Jordan Covered Bridge. We will then drive to the Hannah and Shimanek Covered Bridges before stopping for a picnic lunch at the Roaring River County Park.  After lunch, we will drive through the Larwood, Hoffman and Gilkey Covered Bridges on our way to the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort for some refreshments at the Fireside Lounge.  We will be driving approximately 140 miles on this tour, so make sure that you start with a full tank of fuel.
This Tour has a maximum of 10 vehicles per group, due to the limited parking spaces at most of the Covered Bridge stops.  There will be 3 groups.  Please arrive at 8:30am.  There will be a combined Participant Safety meeting at 8:45. We will have a staggered start for the groups after the safety meeting.
Please register for the group you want. Registration will open on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm here:  May Saturday Drive. Volunteers are needed for Leads and Sweeps. Please volunteer when you register, if you are able and willing to accept the responsibilities.

This is a three-day extended drive, headed to Baker City for two nights with plenty of driving on scenic, twisty backroads. The actual route will depend upon the level of snowmelt. Thursday, we will meet at the Huckleberry Inn in Government Camp, have lunch in Fossil, and end the day in Baker City where we will stay at the Geiser Grand Hotel for both Thursday and Friday nights. Friday, we head towards Oxbow Dam at the Oregon/Idaho border, and, depending on the snowmelt, we will either go north to Joseph or south to Ontario.  On Saturday, we head home via, once again depending on snowmelt, Anthony Lake, Ukiah, Heppner, Condon, and Wasco. Unlike in the past several years, we will not be visiting any wineries. Instead, since the Geiser Grand Hotel has a reasonable corkage fee, so please bring some of your favorite wines to share as part of our two dinners. Your registration fee includes the cost of the Thursday and Friday night dinners that will be held at the Geiser Grand Hotel. Registration is open here: Bring Your Own Wine TourThere are still 11 spots remaining for this tour. 
FYI – After you register for the event, please call the Geiser Grand Hotel (541-523-1889) no later than 3/31/24 to make your room reservation and receive the club’s discounted hotel rate. Tell them you are with the ORPCA 2024 tour group.

Join the Porsche ladies for an informal tech talk covering basic Porsche mechanical troubleshooting. Brittany Danielle, Service Advisor and Client Consultant from Matrix Integrated, will lead us through some Porsche basics. Topics include dashboard lights, noises, tires, fluids, regular maintenance, and what to know if you need a tow. She will even offer tips on what to include in your car emergency kit. 
This is a ladies only tech talk. If you have a question about your car, how something works, or what to do when something seems wrong, this is the place for answers and service support. Questions are welcome and remember, all questions are good questions. After the learning portion, reward yourself on your fresh Porsche knowledge with lunch at Chart House. We will order from the main menu on individual tickets. 
Please RSVP for the Learning portion, the Lunch portion or both so that we can let Matrix and our restaurant know how many to expect. Space is limited for lunch reservation.  The RSVP will open on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm here: Ladies Learn and Lunch
Learn 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Matrix Integrated – Downtown, 4000 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239
Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Chart House, 5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97239

The NW Passage Committee has created another exciting program with routes in southern Oregon. The tour will travel on twisty backroads and open-range roads, crisscrossing the Cascades.
There will be two tours this year:

  • Spring Tour: June 19-23, 2024
  • Fall Tour: September 18-22, 2024

The tour will start at the Boulder Falls Inn in Lebanon, OR. The first day we head to Diamond Lake for lunch and then to the Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls, where we will stay for three nights. The second day crosses the Cascades over to Jacksonville and the Edenvale Winery for lunch, and then back to the Running Y Ranch. The third day is a 200+ mile loop drive. The fourth day leads us to the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, OR, where the tour ends. 

Registration for the Fall Tour is here: 2024 Fall NW Passage

The Oregon Region Porsche Club had been invited to have a display only corral at this year’s Forest Grove Concours d’ Elegance. We will have space for 20 cars and hope to have varied examples of the Porsche mark. 
Things to know:

  • You will need to be in Forest Grove around  7:00 a.m., and you won’t be able to get your car out of the corral until late afternoon.
  • There is no registration charge for our cars since we are a display only group.
  • Registration includes two entrance passes.
  • Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in displaying your car, or have any questions please contact Larry Hannan at [email protected]

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